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2015-04-13

State lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana

A lawmaker from Madison wants to legalize marijuana in the state. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent introduced a bill this morning to have Wisconsin join states like Colorado and Washington. Gary Storck is a longtime advocate for medical marijuana, and the…

posted 2015-04-13 13:02 by WHBY

Students to collect plastic bags tomorrow

A number of Appleton schools are taking part in a recycling challenge, and students at a charter school are trying to reach their goal tomorrow. Fox River Academy hopes to collect 1,000 pounds of plastic bags, and students need 625…

posted 2015-04-13 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton Road interchange closing

Drivers who use the Highway 10-441 interchange with Appleton Road will have to find a new route for the next couple of months. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says a portion of Appleton Road, and the on and off ramps, are…

posted 2015-04-13 05:05 by WHBY

T-Rats baseball back

Minor league baseball returned to the Fox Cities yesterday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held their home opener in the afternoon. Team President Rob Zerjav says almost 6,000 fans showed up, and that's an Opening Day record. He says it's a…

posted 2015-04-13 05:04 by WHBY

Young professionals in spotlight this week

There's a push to get young professionals to hang out this week, in the Appleton area. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce helped put together a number of events for YP Week. The chamber's Adrienne Palm says they're holding networking…

posted 2015-04-13 05:03 by WHBY

St. Paul Lutheran expanding child care

Plans to expand child care services at a church in downtown Appleton are starting to become a reality. St. Paul Lutheran Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, for an early childhood center. Pastor Kenneth Frey says they'll be able to…

posted 2015-04-13 05:02 by WHBY

Jail investigates suicide

The Outagamie County sheriff's department is reviewing what led up to an inmate's suicide early Saturday morning. Authorities say the 50-year-old man was booked for a third drunk-driving offense, and a probation hold, around 2:45 a.m. They say he was…

posted 2015-04-13 05:01 by WHBY

N.L. bar patrons thwart robber

A number of customers helped catch a robber at a New London bar yesterday. Police say they arrested 35-year-old Kyle Conlon of Marinette at Bree's Inn II, on S. Pearl Street, just after noon. They say several patrons held Conlon…

posted 2015-04-13 05:00 by WHBY

2015-04-10

Man in custody for Kimberly kidnappings

Police say a Kimberly woman was able to send messages to a family member, after she was kidnapped, along with her two-year-old child and two friends. Fox Valley Metro police officer Ed Slinde says officers were initially called to the…

posted 2015-04-10 13:05 by WHBY

Ribble tours high school STEM programs

A northeast Wisconsin lawmaker toured two local schools this morning to see their STEM programs. Congressman Reid Ribble brought Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita along, to find out how they incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into their curriculum. He says…

posted 2015-04-10 13:04 by WHBY

Veterinarians watch for dog flu

A dog flu is now in Wisconsin, and local veterinarians are watching for it. The virus has been spreading around Illinois, and now there's a confirmed case in Madison. Dr. Cheryl Foster is with Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in Harrison. She…

posted 2015-04-10 13:03 by WHBY

Groups plan Sibling Day celebration

It's National Siblings Day, and a group is holding an event...to celebrate. Wisconsibs helped organize a number of activities at the YMCA in downtown Appleton, this evening. Harriet Redman is the executive director of Wisconsibs, and she says they'll have…

posted 2015-04-10 13:02 by WHBY

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