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2015-04-20

Luna deal shows expo center promise

Appleton's mayor says a recent business deal shows the potential impact of the proposed expo center, in downtown Appleton. The owner of the Nakashima and Katsu-Ya restaurants in the Appleton area bought the Luna Lounge building, and reportedly plans to…

posted 2015-04-20 13:05 by WHBY

911 texts could help domestic abuse victims

There's emerging technology that lets people send text messages to 911, instead of calling. A spokesman for End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin says that could help victims reach out for help. Tony Gibart says sometimes it can be very dangerous to…

posted 2015-04-20 13:04 by WHBY

Fire danger drops across Wis.

The rain that fell around the state is lowering the fire danger across Wisconsin. The DNR says the danger is now "low" in all 72 counties. Brown County dropped its ban on burning, and Outagamie County lifted its burning advisory.…

posted 2015-04-20 13:03 by WHBY

Eighth graders learn about career options

Eighth-grade students from across the Fox Cities learned about possible future careers, in downtown Appleton today. Patty Milka of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce says about 3,100 kids went to a career expo. The event at the Radisson Paper…

posted 2015-04-20 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales jump in March

The housing market got a boost in March. Sales were up 16 percent across the state, compared to a year earlier. Median prices were up nearly nine percent, to $149,000. Mike Theo is the president of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.…

posted 2015-04-20 13:01 by WHBY

Group talking with lawmakers about growlers

A group says support is building at the Capitol for a proposal to let grocery stores fill, and sell growlers of beer. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association says the bill would help smaller breweries expand their business. He…

posted 2015-04-20 13:00 by WHBY

3 local finalists in Packers ticket contest

The Green Bay Packers are holding a fan ticket contest again this year, and three of the five finalists are from the Fox Cities. The team received more than 9,000 pictures. The winning photo will be printed on the tickets…

posted 2015-04-20 12:59 by WHBY

Fox Locks restoration wrapping up

The Fox River Locks restoration project should be completed by the end of the summer. Bob Stark of the Fox River Navigational System Authority says they started about 10 years ago, and crews are working on the final locks this…

posted 2015-04-20 05:05 by WHBY

Book Festival kicks off

A week that's filled with author visits, workshops, and other book-related activities starts today, with the opening of the Fox Cities Book Festival. Festival president Jeff Kuepper says one of the highlights is a series of appearances by Orphan Train…

posted 2015-04-20 05:04 by WHBY

Big demand for Kimberly full-day kindergarten

Kimberly's move to expand to a full-day kindergarten program means the district will hire five more teachers. Superintendent Bob Mayfield says 95 percent of parents are signing up for that option, instead of a half-day of classes. He says they…

posted 2015-04-20 05:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna church expanding child care

Construction is starting on a new ministry center, at a church in Kaukauna. Terry Wolfrath is involved with the project at Trinity Lutheran Church. He says they've exceeded the capacity at their current building, and it's 100 years old. The…

posted 2015-04-20 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-18

Brewers drop fourth straight

The Milwaukee Brewers lost their fourth straight game Saturday night 6-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.  Milwaukee is now just 1-4 against Pittsburgh this season and their recorded falls to 2-9 on the year. Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse…

posted 2015-04-18 20:33:22 by WHBY

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