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2015-09-09

Anti-heroin bills target prescription drug abuse

A northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is pushing four proposals to fight the state's heroin problem. Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette is following up on a series of bills that the Legislature passed unanimously last year. One of his daughters has battled…

posted 2015-09-09 05:05 by WHBY

County board delays vote on veto override

The issue of the location of the Outagamie County sheriff's department won't be settled for at least two weeks. County board members delayed a veto override vote, 17-16, last night. County Executive Tom Nelson vetoed a proposal to move part…

posted 2015-09-09 05:04 by WHBY

Nicolet National Bank, Baylake Bank to merge

Two Green Bay area banks are joining forces to form the third-largest community bank in Wisconsin. Nicolet National Bank and Baylake Bank made the announcement yesterday afternoon. Nicolet CEO Bob Atwell says leaders from both banks will share leadership responsibilities.…

posted 2015-09-09 05:03 by WHBY

ThedaCare buys site for Neenah-area clinic

ThedaCare has a site for a new clinic in the Neenah area. The health care provider will combine two family practice locations in the city, and move the endocrine and internal medicine clinics from Theda Clark Medical Center. The 73,000…

posted 2015-09-09 05:02 by WHBY

Bill would change redistricting process

There's another push to create a non-partisan board to redraw the state's political boundaries. Right now, the majority party in the Senate and Assembly control the redistricting process. The Democrats behind the latest effort are accusing Republicans of using their…

posted 2015-09-09 05:01 by WHBY

LU, SNC make national list of top colleges

Two colleges in northeast Wisconsin are again among the top liberal arts schools in the country. U.S. News and World Report ranked Lawrence University 57th out of 235 colleges, and that's the best in Wisconsin. The Appleton school was also…

posted 2015-09-09 05:00 by WHBY

2015-09-08

Gehring reacts to sheriff's dept. veto

Outagamie County's sheriff says he's disappointed about the veto of the department's move outside of downtown Appleton. County Executive Tom Nelson used his veto pen for the first time, on a proposal to relocate the law enforcement division, along with…

posted 2015-09-08 13:05 by WHBY

Former DARE officer in Brown Co. court

The former coordinator of Brown County's DARE program was in court today, on accusations that he stole money from the organization. Former sheriff's deputy Kevin Vanden Heuvel was the longtime leader of Brown County's anti-drug effort. Accusations surfaced last year,…

posted 2015-09-08 13:04 by WHBY

Heavy rain doesn't cause major flooding

As much as 2.5 inches of rain fell in some areas this morning, but emergency management officials say they haven't received any major flooding reports. Outagamie County emergency management director Lisa Van Schyndel says there was some minor ditch flooding…

posted 2015-09-08 13:03 by WHBY

Freshman is 29th in family at LU

The entire freshman class at Lawrence University is arriving on campus today, and one student is the latest in a long line of family members at the school. Katie Kumbalek of Houston, Texas is the 29th member of her extended…

posted 2015-09-08 13:02 by WHBY

Octoberfest organizers seek volunteers

Appleton's annual Octoberfest is just over two weeks away, and organizers say they're looking for people to help. Volunteer coordinator Joy Sams says they're looking for 150 block captains and 10 more bartenders. She says block captains work three-hour shifts, and…

posted 2015-09-08 13:01 by WHBY

County board to take up veto

The home base for the patrol deputies of the Outagamie County sheriff's department is up in the air. County Executive Tom Nelson vetoed a proposed move out of downtown Appleton last Friday. The county board voted 17-14 to relocate that…

posted 2015-09-08 05:05 by WHBY

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