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2014-08-27

Task force takes on domestic violence

A survey of 500 domestic violence survivors and advocates helped a state task force put together a long-range plan for dealing with abuse. Co-chair Sue Sippel says statistics show more than 700,000 women in Wisconsin will be beaten, stalked or…

posted 2014-08-27 15:03 by WHBY

Group talks about minimum wage referenum

A group demonstrated outside of Congressman Reid Ribble's downtown Appleton office today, to support raising the minimum wage. There's a proposal to increase it from $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 over a two-year period. Kevin Kane of Citizen Action of…

posted 2014-08-27 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah boy pulled from water died

A six-year-old Neenah boy was pronounced dead, about a half-hour after he was pulled from the water, near Neenah's Riverside Park last evening. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says the Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue dive team found Elijah Vanderhoof shortly after…

posted 2014-08-27 12:00 by WHBY

Police investigate string of arson fires

Police believe someone intentionally started a garage fire in Appleton, and six vehicle fires in the city and town of Menasha. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says they think all of the arson fires happened early last Saturday morning, in an…

posted 2014-08-27 05:05 by WHBY

United Way to focus on 4 areas

Much of the money raised during the United Way Fox Cities' annual fundraising campaign will let the non-profit help groups that specialize in four general areas. President Peter Kelly says they're focusing on early childhood development, self-sufficiency, mental health, and…

posted 2014-08-27 05:04 by WHBY

Hortonville middle, high school projects done

When students return to Hortonville middle and high schools next week, they'll be able to use some expanded and renovated areas. School leaders held dedication ceremonies for the projects yesterday. High school principal Todd Timm says a new commons will…

posted 2014-08-27 05:03 by WHBY

G.B. police arrest 9 gang members

Nine people are behind bars on various charges, following a nine-month investigation into a gang in the Green Bay area. Capt. Todd Thomas of the Green Bay police department says the Gang Task Force learned that members of the Bay…

posted 2014-08-27 05:02 by WHBY

2014-08-26

Concept plans in place for library

The first potential design for a new Appleton Public Library is now on paper. The library board got a chance to see the concept plans yesterday. The building would be on the site of Trinity Lutheran Church and Fox Banquets,…

posted 2014-08-26 05:05 by WHBY

-- Photo gallery of library concept plans

-- Photo gallery of library concept plans

posted 2014-08-26 05:04 by WHBY

Wickman sentenced for G.B. murder

A frequent prison inmate will spend another 36 years behind bars for killing a man in Green Bay. Fifty-year-old Jeffrey Wickman was convicted of felony murder, after pleading no contest two months ago, in Brown County court. Prosecutors say he…

posted 2014-08-26 05:03 by WHBY

Harris wants Grothman to explain stances

The Democrat in the race for the 6th Congressional district believes his opponent should have to talk about his past positions. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is taking on Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman in the November election. Harris accuses…

posted 2014-08-26 05:02 by WHBY

NWS: Potential El Nino could impact winter

While The Old Farmer's Almanac is out with its predictions for the upcoming winter, the National Weather Service is waiting on whether an El Nino develops in the Pacific Ocean. Meteorologist Roy Eckburg in Green Bay says if it's a…

posted 2014-08-26 05:01 by WHBY

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