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2015-08-28

New ramp opens at I-41, I-43 interchange

A major ramp between two interstates is opening today in the Green Bay area. The ramp from I-41 North to I-43 South closed in March, so crews could remove a loop ramp, and build a new flyover one. DOT spokesman…

posted 2015-08-28 05:03 by WHBY

Houdini bust in place in Appleton plaza

There's a new addition to Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton. Community leaders unveiled a bust of Harry Houdini, near the entrance to the Appleton Center office building. Sculptor Craig Campbell from the History Channel's Monument Guys made the bronze piece of…

posted 2015-08-28 05:02 by WHBY

'Kinky Boots' tickets going on sale

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical in 2013 is coming to downtown Appleton in October. Tickets for Kinky Boots at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center go on sale at 10 a.m. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's inspired by…

posted 2015-08-28 05:01 by WHBY

2015-08-27

Two dead in G.B. crash, fire

Green Bay police say they found two bodies in a car that likely crashed into a tire shop on the north side, this morning, starting a fire. Firefighters went to Hernandez Auto and Tire, in the 1900 block of Irwin…

posted 2015-08-27 13:05 by WHBY

Average ACT score likely to slip next year

The state could have a tough time keeping its high ranking for ACT scores next year. A new requirement that all high school students take the standardized test will take effect. With an average score of 22.2, Wisconsin tied for…

posted 2015-08-27 13:04 by WHBY

Valley Value Cinema to close

A lower-cost movie theater on the southside of Appleton will close its doors next month. Marcus Theatres owns Valley Value Cinema on Memorial Drive. Company spokeswoman Lindsey Weix says it's becoming more difficult to find 35-millimeter film versions of the…

posted 2015-08-27 13:03 by WHBY

Pictures, hashtags could help feed needy family

People can help feed a family for the rest of the year, while they're going out to eat, during the first Fox Cities Restaurant Week. Tundraland Home Improvements president Brian Gottlieb says they're encouraging diners to take pictures of their…

posted 2015-08-27 13:02 by WHBY

Vic Ferrari symphony show tonight

The Vic Ferrari band is putting on a special concert this evening, at Appleton's Jones Park. The band will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra. It was initially supposed to happen earlier this summer, but the show was postponed by…

posted 2015-08-27 13:01 by WHBY

Oshkosh Corp. contract to have ripple effect

Companies around the state will see a boost, from the Oshkosh Corporation's huge contract with the U.S. Army. The military is going to buy the next generation of Humvees, from Oshkosh, and the company uses hundreds of suppliers. CEO Charlie…

posted 2015-08-27 05:05 by WHBY

United Way to raise awareness of homeless

The United Way Fox Cities hopes to raise $8.3 million by the end of the year, and that money would help fund over 100 programs. Faith Technologies chief operating officer Mike Weller is a co-chair of the effort. He says…

posted 2015-08-27 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha raising money for athletic upgrades

Leaders in the Menasha school district want to raise $3.5 milion over the next year, to make improvements at a pair of athletic facilities. Superintendent Chris VanderHeyden says Calder Stadium is over 50 years old, and the money would pay…

posted 2015-08-27 05:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities Restaurant Week starts today

Fox Cities restaurants are highlighting their finer points for the eight days, as part of Fox Cities Restaurant Week. Organizer Samantha Dennis says this is the first year that they're holding the event, and about 30 businesses are participating. She…

posted 2015-08-27 05:02 by WHBY

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