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2015-07-08

LU gift to support innovation

Lawrence University's innovation program will benefit from a major donation from a graduate. The Appleton school received a $1.5 million gift to create an endowed professorship in innovation. Provost and Dean of the Faculty David Burrows says 1955 graduate Dwight…

posted 2015-07-08 12:59 by WHBY

Senate passes budget

After more than eight hours of debate, the Senate approved the state budget, a little before midnight last night. The two-year, $73 billion plan now goes to the Assembly. Members of that house will take it up later today. The…

posted 2015-07-08 05:05 by WHBY

Walker's office in on open records changes

The proposal to gut the state's open records law is officially out of the budget, and Governor Walker's staff had a hand in putting the changes together. A spokeswoman for the governor says his office offered input, in order to…

posted 2015-07-08 05:04 by WHBY

NWS: Storm brought 4 tornadoes

A storm that passed through parts of northeast Wisconsin, late Monday afternoon, produced four tornadoes. The National Weather Service made that determination, after touring damage in Waupaca, Shawano, and Oconto counties. Meteorologist Scott Berschback of the Green Bay office says…

posted 2015-07-08 05:02 by WHBY

New details on former Park Central project

The buyer of the former Park Central building, in downtown Appleton, is releasing more details about the office project. Batra Hospitality Group closed on the property in early June. The plans call for having 30,000 square feet available at first.…

posted 2015-07-08 05:01 by WHBY

Appleton city clerk leaving

There will be another change in the Appleton city clerk's office. Clerk Dawn Collins is leaving, after just under a year on the job. She is the second person to hold the position since longtime clerk Cindy Hesse retired, in…

posted 2015-07-08 05:00 by WHBY

De Pere police looking for robber

Someone robbed a credit union in De Pere yesterday afternoon. The call came in to the Unison Credit Union, at Main Avenue and Ninth Street, around 4 a.m. Police say a white man in his late-30s or early-40s demanded money,…

posted 2015-07-08 04:59 by WHBY

2015-07-07

Brewers come up short, lose to Atlanta 4-3

The Brewers tried to make a comeback adding runs in the 7th and 8th inning but fell to the Braves 4-3 on Tuesday night.  Lucroy and Lind each had a solo homerun in the game while Shane Peterson had a…

posted 2015-07-07 22:10:06 by WHBY

4 tornadoes confirmed from storm

A tornado that touched down near Marion registered as an EF-1, with winds between 80 to 100 miles an hour. The National Weather Service made that preliminary determination, after taking a look at the damage this morning. The agency also…

posted 2015-07-07 13:05 by WHBY

Canadian wildfires impact local air

Heavy smoke from wildfires in Canada and Alaska triggered a rare type of air quality advisory in northeast Wisconsin this morning. DNR Meteorologist Mike Majewski says the hazy, gray smoke has been around for a few days. He says it…

posted 2015-07-07 13:04 by WHBY

Experts concerned bird flu could come back

There haven't been any new cases of the bird flu in Wisconsin, in about two months, but a state expert says it could return. Dr. Philip Bochsler says the warm weather may have helped kill the virus. He says they're…

posted 2015-07-07 13:03 by WHBY

County starts Northland Ave. project

The first of two construction projects on Northland Avenue in Grand Chute is getting underway today. Outagamie County crews are going to extend the left turn lanes, from Northland to Bluemound Drive. Highway engineer Andy Rowell says they're also changing…

posted 2015-07-07 13:02 by WHBY

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