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2015-04-13

Clintonville teen charged for fatal crash

An 18-year-old Clintonville man faces several charges, for a crash that claimed the lives of three teenagers. Court records say 18-year-old Ryan Swadner was high, last October, when he lost control of his vehicle, and hit an SUV in the…

posted 2015-04-13 13:05 by WHBY

Fire danger high across state

The recent dry weather is leading the DNR to classify the fire danger as "high" throughout the state. Jolene Ackerman is a community wildfire protection planner for the agency. She says plants are brown and very flammable. Even though most…

posted 2015-04-13 13:04 by WHBY

Bird flu spreads to Wis.

A bird flu that's hitting other states in the Midwest is now in Wisconsin. The state's agriculture agency says more than 180,000 chickens on a farm in Jefferson County, in southern Wisconsin, caught the virus. Ron Kean is a poultry…

posted 2015-04-13 13:03 by WHBY

State lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana

A lawmaker from Madison wants to legalize marijuana in the state. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent introduced a bill this morning to have Wisconsin join states like Colorado and Washington. Gary Storck is a longtime advocate for medical marijuana, and the…

posted 2015-04-13 13:02 by WHBY

Students to collect plastic bags tomorrow

A number of Appleton schools are taking part in a recycling challenge, and students at a charter school are trying to reach their goal tomorrow. Fox River Academy hopes to collect 1,000 pounds of plastic bags, and students need 625…

posted 2015-04-13 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton Road interchange closing

Drivers who use the Highway 10-441 interchange with Appleton Road will have to find a new route for the next couple of months. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says a portion of Appleton Road, and the on and off ramps, are…

posted 2015-04-13 05:05 by WHBY

T-Rats baseball back

Minor league baseball returned to the Fox Cities yesterday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held their home opener in the afternoon. Team President Rob Zerjav says almost 6,000 fans showed up, and that's an Opening Day record. He says it's a…

posted 2015-04-13 05:04 by WHBY

Young professionals in spotlight this week

There's a push to get young professionals to hang out this week, in the Appleton area. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce helped put together a number of events for YP Week. The chamber's Adrienne Palm says they're holding networking…

posted 2015-04-13 05:03 by WHBY

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

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