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Artwork added to Columbus school fence

A school in Appleton is using art to improve the playground. Columbus elementary students created artwork last spring, and it's on display on a fence. Principal Joel Cannon says it's an important gathering place for the neighborhood, and many students…

posted 2015-09-15 05:01 by WHBY


Kitkowski was victim of Appleton crash

The State Patrol says the motorcyclist killed on Appleton's northside on Sunday was 46-year-old Michael Kitkowski of Appleton. Investigators say the driver of an SUV was turning onto Meade Street, from Northland Avenue, and he pulled in front of Kitkowski.…

posted 2015-09-14 19:20 by WHBY

Overdoses kill more than car crashes

More people are dying from drug overdoses in Wisconsin than car accidents. A report from the state health department shows overdoses claimed nearly 850 lives in 2013. Over 525 people were killed in crashes that year. State health officer Karen…

posted 2015-09-14 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: Walker union announcement not surprising

Governor Walker says he wants to replicate a couple of his state initiatives, on the national level. During a meeting in Nevada today, Walker said he'll push to eliminate federal employee unions, and create a national "Right to Work" law,…

posted 2015-09-14 13:04 by WHBY

New Kaukauna K-9 starts training

The Kaukauna police department's new K-9, along with the dog's handler, are in New Mexico today to start their training. Rocko is an 18-month-old Dutch Shepard, and he'll be paired with Officer Lucas Meyer. Lt. Jamie Graff says Rocko will…

posted 2015-09-14 13:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants governor to pick schools leader

A southeast Wisconsin lawmaker wants the governor to pick the state's superintendent of schools, and a statewide group opposes the idea. Republican Rep. Joe Sanfelippo of New Berlin is proposing a constitutional amendment. He says the current system is popularity…

posted 2015-09-14 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble wants to boost semi weight limits

A Republican from northeast Wisconsin wants to raise the weight limits for semis on interstates. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood introduced a bill to boost the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 91,000. He says some trucks on the roads…

posted 2015-09-14 13:01 by WHBY

Man arrested for killing dogs, setting fire

Green Bay police say a 54-year-old man killed his dogs and set his house on fire yesterday morning. Officers were called to the 1000 block of Klaus Street, on the city's northside, around 7:45 a.m. They say they found eight…

posted 2015-09-14 05:05 by WHBY

Attention hasn't impacted police recruiting yet

The head of a state group says it's tough to tell if the recent attention to police officers around the county will have an affect on recruiting for departments in the state. Jim Palmer is the executive director of the…

posted 2015-09-14 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton school budget in good shape

The school year started almost two weeks ago in Appleton, and things are looking good budget-wise. That's according to district chief financial officer Don Hietpas. He says they expect that the tax levy will increase by less than one percent,…

posted 2015-09-14 05:03 by WHBY

El NiƱo could bring mild winter

Forecasters are predicting a record El Niño this winter, and that could mean a mild winter for northeast Wisconsin. Meteorologist Jim Skowronski is with the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. He says the phenomenon is caused by warmer-than-normal temperatures…

posted 2015-09-14 05:02 by WHBY

Hwy. CE project progressing

Construction on a busy road east of Appleton will move into another stage this week. Outagamie County is building a roundabout on Highway CE, at Eisenhower Drive, and improving the highway almost to Kaukauna. Paul Sponholz of the highway department…

posted 2015-09-14 05:01 by WHBY

Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Kimberly football team. The Papermakers won their third consecutive…
posted by Alex Solsma 2 days ago