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2014-11-11

DNR warning about Asian carp threat

A second round of tests found no additional Asian carp DNA in the lower Fox River, but there still are concerns. Bob Wakeman is the DNR's aquatic invasive species coordinator. He says the invasive fish could enter the Great Lakes…

posted 2014-11-11 13:03 by WHBY

Navy officers help students build house for vet

Some navy recruiters and future sailors are pitching in on this Veterans Day, by helping build a house on Appleton's northeast side. Appleton high school students, and the Appleton Housing Authority, are partnering on the project. Housing Authority executive director…

posted 2014-11-11 13:02 by WHBY

2 teens arrested for grocery store robbery

Appleton police arrested two 17-year-old suspects for a robbery at a neighborhood grocery store. Sgt. Dave Lund says Sean Gosha of Appleton had a knife when he went into the store, in the 900 block of W. Elsie Street, on…

posted 2014-11-11 13:01 by WHBY

Records: Pain pills motive for deadly burglary

The suspect in a town of Menasha murder told police he broke into an apartment to look for pain pills. Forty-two-year-old Sean Oehlke is officially facing criminal charges in the death of 68-year-old William Summers. Court records say Oehlke admitted…

posted 2014-11-11 05:05 by WHBY

More veterans getting involved in groups

Today is Veterans Day, and a local group says after years of reaching out, more younger vets are joining organizations like the American Legion. Eric Stadler is a spokesman for the Legion's Post 38 in Grand Chute. He says many…

posted 2014-11-11 05:04 by WHBY

Walker to GOP: 'Be bold'

Governor Walker says GOP lawmakers need to be bold, now that they hold majorities in both houses of Congress and the state Legislature. He says most people in the state, and country, support conservative initiatives, like cutting taxes and repealing…

posted 2014-11-11 05:03 by WHBY

Steineke picked as Assembly majority leader

A Fox Valley lawmaker is second-in-command in the Assembly. Republicans picked Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek as their next majority leader. Steineke will be starting his third, two-year term in January. He moved up quickly to become the assistant majority…

posted 2014-11-11 05:02 by WHBY

Agropur investing $55 mil in Weyauwega plant

A company is going to spend $55 million on an expansion project in Weyauwega. Agropur Dairy Cooperative plans to create about 22 jobs at the facility. Weyauwega Mayor Mike Kempf says the demand for feta cheese is the driving force…

posted 2014-11-11 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-10

Steineke new Assembly majority leader

A state lawmaker from the Fox Cities area is moving up, in the Assembly. Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek was elected by his fellow Republicans, to serve as majority leader. That's the number two job in the Assembly, behind the…

posted 2014-11-10 13:15 by WHBY

De Pere post office renamed for fallen soldier

The U.S. Postal Service renamed its De Pere office today, to honor a fallen soldier from northeast Wisconsin. Corporal Justin Ross was killed during a mission in Afghanistan, in March of 2011. Following his death, Ross' parents and Congressman Reid…

posted 2014-11-10 13:05 by WHBY

Fundraising underway for cancer center

ThedaCare is planning a $44 million cancer center, on the Appleton northeast side, and there's a push to raise $7 million for the project. Michael Frohna is the executive director of ThedaCare's foundations. He says their capital campaign already has…

posted 2014-11-10 13:04 by WHBY

Gun law impacts domestic abuse suspects

If someone is under a restraining order, for domestic violence, a new state law requires them to turn in their guns. They have to hand them over, to their sheriff's department, or a third party. Harbor House executive director Beth…

posted 2014-11-10 13:03 by WHBY

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