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2015-05-04

Tourism spending up in Fox Cities

Many Fox Cities businesses that rely on tourism did well last year. Pam Seidl is the executive director of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says visitor spending was up by 5.6 percent last year, to $434 million.…

posted 2015-05-04 05:02 by WHBY

Kiwanis Club marks 100th anniversary

A non-profit group that helps children is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. Kurt Eggebrecht is the president of the Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club. He says the local chapter raises about $15,000 a year for groups that help kids.…

posted 2015-05-04 05:01 by WHBY

4 dead, including possible suspect, in shooting

Police say someone opened fire on the Trestle Trail bridge in Menasha last night, and four are dead, including the suspected shooter. Another person was wounded. Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka says they believe it was a random act, and…

posted 2015-05-04 00:05 by WHBY

2015-05-02

Brewers knock off Cubs

The Brewers were able to get on the board early and used a solid start from Mike Fiers and cruised to a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ryan Braun's two-run homerun in the first…

posted 2015-05-02 16:55:35 by WHBY

2015-05-01

Arson suspects make court appearances

The suspects in an arson fire at a Green Bay apartment building were in Brown County court this afternoon. Eighteen-year-old Jesse Jones of Marinette faces charges of arson, burglary, and reckless endangerment. 17-year-old Jordan Gardner is expected to face similar…

posted 2015-05-01 17:05 by WHBY

Brewers lose pitching battle against Cubs, 1-0

Milwaukee couldn't get their offense going against the Chicago Cubs, losing 1-0 Friday afternoon.  The Brewers were held to only four hits on the day while the Cubs were able to score once off of nine hits. Wily Peralta (0-4)…

posted 2015-05-01 16:01:47 by WHBY

Pulaski suspends teacher, principal after fight

The principal of Pulaski high school, and a teacher were suspended, in the wake of a fight that was shared on social media. The district released details about the investigation, and the steps that leaders are taking moving forward. Interim…

posted 2015-05-01 13:04 by WHBY

Tourism spending climbs in 2014

The state saw a 5-1/2 percent jump in tourism spending last year. Deputy secretary Sarah Klavas says the $1 billion increase brought the total spending to $18.5 billion. She says lodging was the biggest segment of the industry last year.…

posted 2015-05-01 13:03 by WHBY

Fishing season opens Sat. morning

Anglers across the state will be on the water tomorrow, for the opening of the game fishing season. DNR fisheries biologist Steve Hogler says it's going to be a great weekend to soak a line. He says many people make…

posted 2015-05-01 13:02 by WHBY

Farmers taking advantage of dry weather

Farmers are making the most of the dry and warm start to spring. Zen Miller of the Outagamie County UW-Extension office says many farmers are tilling their fields, and some in the western part of the county are already planting…

posted 2015-05-01 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton leasing property for farming

A portion of a business park in Appleton could continue to be used as farmland. The city is accepting proposals to lease about 150 acres in the Southpoint Commerce Park. Matt Rehbein of the community and economic development department says…

posted 2015-05-01 13:00 by WHBY

Lecker retiring from Appleton parks dept.

After more than 20 years with the Appleton parks and recreation department, a top staffer for the city is retiring. Park planner Bill Lecker says the people he's worked with throughout the community stand out, more than any single project…

posted 2015-05-01 12:59 by WHBY

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