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2015-04-13

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

Rawhide marking 4-12-15 for Packers QBs

The date on Sunday is 4-12-15, and a non-profit group hopes that means something special to Green Bay Packers fans. The month, day, and year match the jersey numbers of the franchise's top three quarterbacks -- Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers,…

posted 2015-04-10 13:01 by WHBY

Kutska's parole denied in Monfils case

One of the men convicted of killing a co-worker at a Green Bay paper mill, in 1992, lost his initial attempt at getting out on parole. Keith Kutska is serving a life sentence for the death of Tom Monfils, and…

posted 2015-04-10 05:04 by WHBY

Former teacher's aide to spend 1 yr in jail

A former Appleton teacher's aide, convicted of having sex with a student, is going to jail for one year. Forty-five-year-old Laura Ernst was on the staff at Appleton West high school in 2013 when prosecutors say she had a relationship…

posted 2015-04-10 05:03 by WHBY

Soldier with local ties was near Civil War surrender

A Civil War soldier with ties to Appleton was in Appomattox, Virg., 150 years ago, for General Robert E. Lee's surrender. Horace Artis joined a regiment of African-American soldiers, after he was freed from slavery, in Virginia, in 1853. Nick…

posted 2015-04-10 05:02 by WHBY

State's tobacco tax ranks 10th

The state's tax on tobacco products ranks among the largest in the nation. At $2.52 a pack for cigarettes, it's the 10th highest. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says lawmakers targeted that revenue source, several years ago. He…

posted 2015-04-10 05:01 by WHBY

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