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2016-01-27

Brown Co. working on mental health package

Brown County officials are working on four proposals, to help people with mental health, and substance abuse problems. The first was announced yesterday. It would send crisis team members to certain police calls, to give emergency mental health services. Brown…

posted 2016-01-27 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton crews investigate sinkhole

Crews from Appleton's public works department are trying to figure out what caused a sinkhole to develop in the flats. It's on Jackman Street, near Water Street and the Atlas mill. Director Paula Vandehey says they're digging out the sinkhole,…

posted 2016-01-27 12:59 by WHBY

FVTC showing off technology in the classroom

Students at Fox Valley Technical College have access to a lot of high-tech equipment, and the school showed off some of those tools, today. Staffers held an open house, Grand Chute. Jay Stulo is the director of the Learning Innovation…

posted 2016-01-27 12:59 by WHBY

Recycling rates flat in Appleton in 2015

The recycling rate in Appleton remained flat in 2015. The city collected almost 6,200 tons, and that's an increase of 2.4 percent. The amount of garbage that went to the landfill rose by 2.5 percent. Public works director Paula Vandehey…

posted 2016-01-27 05:04 by WHBY

Counselors could help cops with crisis calls

A member of Brown County's mental health crisis center might respond to welfare check calls, along with police officers. Human services director Erik Pritzl says right now, only police go to those calls. He says the person then talks to…

posted 2016-01-27 05:03 by WHBY

PAC launches high school musical awards

Local high school students will start to be singled out for their talents on stage. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is putting together the Fox Cities High School Musical Theater Awards. President Maria Van Laanen says professional judges will…

posted 2016-01-27 05:02 by WHBY

Bill would give organ donors unpaid leave

A Republican lawmaker is trying to encourage more people to donate organs, by guaranteeing that they won't lose their job. Senator Alberta Darling of River Hills is pushing a bill that would give workers up to six weeks of unpaid…

posted 2016-01-27 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-26

FBI stops mass shooting plot in Milwaukee

The FBI says agents broke up a mass shooting plot in Milwaukee. Agents arrested 23-year-old Samy Hamzeh Monday, after he bought two fully automatic machine guns and a silencer, from two undercover agents. Court records say the Milwaukee man recruited…

posted 2016-01-26 19:55 by WHBY

Police think Taurus is linked to robbery

Appleton police are looking for a car that might have been used in one of the recent armed robberies on the city's north side. Sgt. Dave Lund says they're pretty confident that the suspect in the January 13th holdup at…

posted 2016-01-26 13:05 by WHBY

Family Video robbed in Oshkosh

Oshkosh police say someone robbed a business around midnight. They say the suspect walked into the Family Video in the 300 block of Ohio Street, and he had a gun. He ran off with money. He's described as a white…

posted 2016-01-26 13:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna schools getting laptops or tablets

Within five years, many students in the Kaukauna school district will have their own laptop or tablet. The school board signed off on a plan to phase in the technology for all students in seventh to 12th grades. They'll have…

posted 2016-01-26 13:03 by WHBY

LU creating Dean of Spirituality

A gift will allow Lawrence University to hire a new dean, to help answer student questions about faith and spirituality. Nancy Truesdell is the school's vice president of student affairs. She says they've wanted to add a Dean of Spiritual…

posted 2016-01-26 13:02 by WHBY

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