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2014-09-29

Appleton bike corral use evaluated

On average, about three bikes were parked in a bike corral, along College Avenue, in downtown Appleton. The six-month pilot program, to put a corral in an on-street parking place, is done. Lawrence University student Katie Rozek tracked how many…

posted 2014-09-29 13:00 by WHBY

Cranberry farmers lead U.S. production, again

For the 20th straight year, Wisconsin will lead the nation in cranberry production. Tom Lockner is the executive director of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. He says state farmers will likely harvest 5.3 million barrels this year. That's down…

posted 2014-09-29 12:59 by WHBY

UW expert critical of Ebola response

An Ebola virus expert from UW-Madison is weighing in on the response to the deadly disease in west Africa. Professor Richard Keller says the international community needs to change the way it's combating the disease. Keller says more local health…

posted 2014-09-29 12:58 by WHBY

Police investigate double murder in Berlin

The shooting deaths of two people in Berlin are a double murder. Police Chief Dennis Plantz says officers were called to a building in the 200 block of Broadway Street on Saturday night. He says they found 28-year-old Melissa Tuinstra…

posted 2014-09-29 05:05 by WHBY

Man killed in Menasha crash

A man lost his life in an accident early yesterday, in Menasha. Police say the driver of a car hit a tree, near the corner of Melissa and Visgro streets, around 2:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.…

posted 2014-09-29 05:04 by WHBY

Drone-like device could boost development

An economic development group is using a drone-like device to promote land, and buildings, that are available. Larry Burkhardt is the executive director of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. He says they're using what's called a quadcopter to get aerial…

posted 2014-09-29 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah high raising money in honor of student

High school students in Neenah will remember a former classmate during this Homecoming week. District spokesman Jim Strick says Alisha Haase was killed in a car accident, three days before the school year started. He says they're going to raise…

posted 2014-09-29 05:02 by WHBY

'Crowdfunding' law finds 1st taker

The state's "crowdfunding" system took effect in June, and the first company to use it signed on last week. Madison's MobCraft beer is now asking for investors to contribute up to $10,000. Rep. David Craig pushed for the law that…

posted 2014-09-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-09-26

Police prepared for Octoberfest

Around 100,000 people are expected to crowd into downtown Appleton tomorrow for Octoberfest. The police department expects to stick to the same plan that officers have used over the years. Sgt. Dave Lund says given the number of people at…

posted 2014-09-26 15:05 by WHBY

Valley Transit offers 25-cent rides

Valley Transit is offering 25-cent rides again this year, for Octoberfest and License to Cruise. Spokeswoman Nikki Voeltzke says they typically have between 12,000 and almost 16,000 riders on Friday and Saturday. She says they had about 15,300 last year.…

posted 2014-09-26 15:04 by WHBY

License to Cruise featuring Mustangs

This year's License to Cruise is highlighting the Ford Mustang, on the 50th anniversary of the debut of the sports car. Organizer Susan Vanden Heuvel says about 60 Mustangs will be on display with models from nearly every year. She…

posted 2014-09-26 15:04 by WHBY

Appleton man arrested for burglaries

Police say a 38-year-old man was going into unlocked homes on Appleton's northside, and stealing gift cards. Interim Chief Jim Lewis told the city's safety and licensing committee yesterday that they arrested him yesterday afternoon. He says Eric Christie of…

posted 2014-09-26 15:03 by WHBY

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