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2015-08-25

Refinery restarted, gas prices to fall

Gas prices should be back to normal levels, within the next couple of weeks. BP officials announced that the company's Indiana refinery, restarted today. It's the largest one in the Midwest, and prices jumped about 40 cents, after it went…

posted 2015-08-25 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton teachers, staffers begin new year

Appleton teachers and staff got together this morning to kick off their school year. The district held its annual meeting for educators in the West high school auditorium. Sup. Lee Allinger challenged them to work on their own character development…

posted 2015-08-25 13:04 by WHBY

Liberty Hall owner donates to SNC

A Kimberly business owner is helping his alma mater. Michael Van Asten of Liberty Hall is donating $1.75 million to St. Norbert College. College President Thomas Kunkel says $1 million is going toward a 100-seat teaching auditorium at the Gehl-Mulva…

posted 2015-08-25 13:03 by WHBY

Bicycle fatalities up, but safety improving

Traffic crashes have killed nine bicycle riders so far this year, and the leader of a state group says more education is needed, to reduce that number. Only four cyclists died on Wisconsin roads all of last year, but Wisconsin…

posted 2015-08-25 13:02 by WHBY

Ripon man competent to stand trial

A Ripon man is competent to stand trial, on accusations that he hid his brother's body, in a plastic barrel, for months. A Fond du Lac County judge made that ruling today, in the case against Robert Diamentis. Court records…

posted 2015-08-25 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah eyeing security at school polling places

The city of Neenah is planning to provide security at the schools it uses for polling places on election days. Clerk Patti Sturn says they heard concerns from some parents because the building is open to the public, when people…

posted 2015-08-25 13:00 by WHBY

Fox River Locks renovations done

The Fox River locks restoration project is now complete, and an official says the work was on-time and under-budget. There's an open house this afternoon in Kaukauna. Fox River Navigational System Authority CEO Harlan Kiesow says when the process started…

posted 2015-08-25 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah restaurant owner charged with prostitution

A 61-year-old Neenah restaurant owner is facing prostitution charges on accusations that he paid an employee to have sex with him. Ahmad Jahan Pima runs Gyros and More on W. Wisconsin Avenue, in the downtown. Winnebago County prosecutors charged him with…

posted 2015-08-25 05:04 by WHBY

Gas prices starting to drop

The price at the pump is falling, about two weeks after it spiked because of a refinery problem in Indiana. Some gas stations in the Appleton area lowered their prices a bit yesterday, to around $2.79 gallon. AAA Wisconsin spokesman…

posted 2015-08-25 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton schools delay insurance decision

It could be about three more weeks before Appleton school district employees know where their health insurance will come from next year. Don Hietpas is the district's chief financial officer. He says the school board delayed a decision last night…

posted 2015-08-25 05:02 by WHBY

Attendance up at Appleton pools

Appleton's outdoor pools are closed for the season, and the city's recreation director says a lot of people came to Erb and Mead pools this summer. Niki Wendt says the combined attendance was about 70,000, and that's up about 4,000…

posted 2015-08-25 05:01 by WHBY

More elk released in Wisconsin

The DNR's effort to create a second elk herd took a big step forward recently when the agency released nearly two dozen of the animals into the wild. Kevin Wallenfang is the DNR's big game ecologist. He says the elk…

posted 2015-08-25 05:00 by WHBY

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