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2014-02-27

Group to buy Monte Alverno Center

A religious retreat center on the eastside of Appleton could officially have new owners soon. The Capuchin Province of St. Joseph ended its sponsorship of the Monte Alverno Center at the start of the new year, and now, there's a…

posted 2014-02-27 05:05 by WHBY

Walker pledges lower property taxes

Governor Walker says property taxpayers won't see higher bills, through 2018, if he's elected to a second term. The governor isn't giving specifics on how he'll fulfill that promise, but he says it will involve a mixture of spending restraints…

posted 2014-02-27 05:04 by WHBY

Food pantry to help refugees

About 75 refugees from Iraq, the Congo, and Myanmar are arriving in the Fox Cities, and a Menasha-based food pantry is helping them. St. Joseph Food Program executive director Monica Claire says the organization is stocking up on special items,…

posted 2014-02-27 05:03 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. might get 2nd drug K-9

There's one drug dog on the force for the Outagamie County sheriff's department, and that number might double soon. Sheriff Brad Gehring launched a fundraising drive yesterday to support their K-9 program. Deputy Jim Stordock is the handler for Tiga,…

posted 2014-02-27 05:02 by WHBY

State lawmakers raise $3.5 mil in 2013

Republicans in the Legislature have a big, early advantage in campaign contributions. A report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows the GOP candidates, and the party's Assembly and Senate campaign committees, brought in twice as much money as Democrats last…

posted 2014-02-27 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-26

Overcharges reported American TV sale

Shoppers at American's going out of business sale need to pay attention to what they're being charged at the checkout. That warning is from the state's consumer protection agency. Administrator Sandy Chalmers says inspectors went to all seven of the…

posted 2014-02-26 13:05 by WHBY

Murder-suicide raises awareness of abuse issue

The head of a shelter for victims of domestic violence says a murder-suicide in Green Bay is an example of the significant impact that abuse is having on the community. Police say 52-year-old Jeffrey Fish shot and killed his girlfriend,…

posted 2014-02-26 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. sheriff creates K-9 fund

The Outagamie County sheriff's department is trying to raise money for its K-9 program. Sheriff Brad Gehring says they have four dogs right now, and they want to at least maintain their current K-9 force. He was joined by three…

posted 2014-02-26 13:03 by WHBY

Proposal to add customs at Appleton Airport

While a new name for the Outagamie County Regional Airport is generating attention, officials have been working behind the scenes to establish a customs office. Airport director Abe Weber says their proposal focuses on smaller planes, with 20 or fewer…

posted 2014-02-26 13:02 by WHBY

Woman killed in Sheboygan fire

The Sheboygan fire department says a 40-year-old woman was the victim of a deadly fire at a mobile home park. Three other family members were able to get out, with minor injuries. Firefighters were called to the Indian Meadows Trailer…

posted 2014-02-26 13:01 by WHBY

Ice caves boost tourism in Bayfield Co.

The tourism industry in Bayfield County is benefiting from the rush of visitors to the Lake Superior ice caves. State tourism secretary Stephanie Klett says more than 66,000 people have already hiked along the shoreline to check them out. She…

posted 2014-02-26 13:00 by WHBY

County airport name changing to 'Appleton'

Local airplane passengers will soon be flying in or out of the Appleton Airport. The county board approved the switch from the Outagamie County Regional Airport, last night. The vote was 25-6. Supervisor Tanya Rabec led a special committee that…

posted 2014-02-26 05:04 by WHBY

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