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2016-02-09

Survey: Companies optimistic about 2016

The head of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce says companies are more optimistic than they've been in years. The group released its annual economic outlook survey this morning. Seventy-five percent believe their sales will increase in 2016, 68 percent…

posted 2016-02-09 13:05 by WHBY

Identity theft complaints rapidly growing

The state's consumer protection agency saw a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of identity theft complaints in 2015. The department issued its Top 10 list of consumer complaints today, and administrator Frank Frassetto says ID theft ranked third.…

posted 2016-02-09 13:04 by WHBY

Lawmaker worried about growing wolf population

A Republican lawmaker is raising concerns about the growing wolf population in the northern half of the state. Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst says the problem has only gotten worse since a federal judge put the animal back to the…

posted 2016-02-09 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog concerned about registration bill

While a government watchdog likes the idea of letting people register to vote online, he believes it comes at too big of a cost. Jay Heck of Common Cause says a bill that the Senate will take up today would…

posted 2016-02-09 13:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna man arrested for 3 robberies

A 41-year-old Kaukauna man is in custody for three armed robberies around the Fox Cities. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says Justin Posey called police to turn himself in yesterday, after police released pictures of a suspect, taken from surveillance video.…

posted 2016-02-09 12:35 by WHBY

Man arrested for Neenah robbery

A 31-year-old man is behind bars, after police believe he robbed a gas station in Neenah last week. Police arrested Eric Cooper for last Thursday's hold-up at the Mobil station, in the 700 block of Main Street, west of the…

posted 2016-02-09 05:05 by WHBY

Heating bills could be lowest in 15 years

The mild winter weather we've seen so far is keeping heating bills significantly lower than last year. WPS spokesman Kerry Spees says if we get normal temperatures for the rest of the winter, the average bill will be about $150…

posted 2016-02-09 05:04 by WHBY

Man killed in G.B. workplace accident

A workplace accident claimed a man's life in Green Bay yesterday afternoon. Police say a type of lift fell on the man, around 1:15 p.m., at Venture Logistics. The company is on S. Huron Road on the city's east side.

posted 2016-02-09 05:03 by WHBY

Trooper back on job after losing lower leg

He lost his lower right leg in a crash along I-41, and a trooper for the State Patrol is back on duty, about two years later. Trooper Justin Hansen was getting traffic cones out of the trunk of his squad…

posted 2016-02-09 05:02 by WHBY

Panel wants youth screened for depression

A local advocacy group is on board with a federal recommendation to screen young people for depression. A task force wants all primary care doctors to evaluate their 12- to 18-year-old patients. Paula Verrett is a recovery specialist for NAMI…

posted 2016-02-09 05:01 by WHBY

Blood Center takes precaution for Zika virus

Fears over the Zika virus could put blood donors on the shelf, if they've traveled to tropical places. The Community Blood Center in Grand Chute is asking people to wait 28 days, after they return from a trip to Mexico,…

posted 2016-02-09 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-08

Propane tank explosion sparks large fire

A gas leak led to an explosion and fire today, on Appleton's north side. Firefighters went to Glenhurst Lane around 12:15 p.m. after a 1,000 pound propane tank blew up, and started a fire at an expansion project at the…

posted 2016-02-08 13:30 by WHBY

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