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2014-06-23

Police: Phone app led to meeting, teen assault

Appleton police say a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and punched by a 21-year-old De Pere man, after they met through a phone app. They say Anthony Miller used the app Whisper to contact the girl, and she agreed to…

posted 2014-06-23 14:45 by WHBY

Man dies after gun accident in Appleton

Appleton police say a 55-year-old man died from an accident with a gun. Sgt. Dave Lund says a handgun went off around 7:45 p.m. yesterday, at a home in the 900 block of W. Winnebago Street. He says people were…

posted 2014-06-23 14:30 by WHBY

2 major power companies merging

The parent company of We Energies is buying the parent company of Wisconsin Public Service, to create the largest electric and gas supplier in the Midwest. We Energies CEO Gale Klappa talked about the $9.1 billion deal this morning. He…

posted 2014-06-23 13:05 by WHBY

2 arrested for pellet gun at G.B East high

Green Bay police say they arrested two people this morning for having a pellet gun at East high school. Police say someone saw the gun, and called them, around 8:45 a.m. School district spokeswoman Lori Blakeslee says summer school students…

posted 2014-06-23 13:04 by WHBY

Green Bay woman shot during robbery

Green Bay police say a woman was shot in the chest, during a robbery early this morning, on the city's east side. Lt. Chad Ramos says they found the woman around 2:45 a.m. in an apartment building, in the 800…

posted 2014-06-23 13:03 by WHBY

Burke visits new business center in G.B.

The main Democratic candidate in this fall's race for governor stopped in Green Bay this morning to talk about entrepreneurship. Mary Burke visited the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center Incubator. She says there's more the state needs to do, to…

posted 2014-06-23 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales continue slump in May

Home sales in the state continue to lag behind last year. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says for the fifth straight month, monthly sales were down. Statewide, they dropped about seven percent, compared to May of last year. But…

posted 2014-06-23 13:01 by WHBY

Hwy. 41 closing overnight at Hwy. 47

The northbound lanes of Highway 41 will close overnight for the next three nights, in the Appleton area. DOT crews are raising the Highway 47 overpass. They're closing the northbound lanes from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning…

posted 2014-06-23 13:00 by WHBY

Combined Locks to hold special bow hunt

Combined Locks will be joining other local communities in allowing hunters to reduce the deer herd. Administrator Sean Hutchison says they're planning the special bow hunt, in December, and they hope hunters can take 14 does. He says they're applying…

posted 2014-06-23 12:59 by WHBY

Propane group wants users to think winter

The Summer Solstice was just last weekend, but a state group is urging propane users to start thinking about winter. Wisconsin Propane Gas Association spokesman Brandon Scholz says prices are down significantly from the record levels, last winter. He says…

posted 2014-06-23 05:05 by WHBY

Mid-week Farm Market doing well

The new season for the Saturday Farm Market in downtown Appleton kicked off over the weekend, and the new mid-week market is off to a good start. Farm market director Djuanna Hugdahl says rain impacted last week's mid-week market, but…

posted 2014-06-23 05:04 by WHBY

Exhibit on local black history debuts

There's a new traveling exhibit, focusing on the history of African-Americans in Appleton. It was unveiled yesterday at the city's annual Juneteenth celebration. Nick Hoffman is the chief curator of the History Museum at the Castle. He says there was…

posted 2014-06-23 05:03 by WHBY

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