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2014-05-30

Groups to launch anti-obesity effort

Stakeholders from three counties have been talking about how to deal with obesity, for over a year, and they're ready to launch an initiative to fight the growing problem. Peter Kelly of the United Way Fox Cities has been involved…

posted 2014-05-30 05:05 by WHBY

Cancer Society applauds tanning bed warnings

Tanning bed manufacturers will have to include a cancer warning on their products, under a rule passed yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration. A cancer advocacy group says it's a good move. Sara Sahli of the American Cancer Society's…

posted 2014-05-30 05:04 by WHBY

Official clears up license plate holder issue

There's some confusion over the laws that cover license plate frames, and a State Patrol official is trying to clear up the issue. Earlier this week, a state trooper commented that nearly all of the frames, including those from dealerships,…

posted 2014-05-30 05:03 by WHBY

Dyer retiring from Outagamie Co. bench

A longtime judge in Outagamie County is going to retire. Judge Dee Dyer spent 26 years on the bench, in Branch 6. He says before that, he spent six years in the Winnebago County district attorney's office. He says over…

posted 2014-05-30 05:02 by WHBY

Retreat center now in hands of non-profit

A former retreat center along the Fox River in Appleton is now officially in the hands of a non-profit group. The Fox River Environmental Education Alliance closed on its deal to buy the Monte Alverno property a couple of weeks…

posted 2014-05-30 05:01 by WHBY

2014-05-29

Official: Local vets not having big VA issues

The national VA scandal is getting plenty of attention, but a local veterans services officer isn't hearing of any big problems in northeast Wisconsin. Robert Stone of Winnebago County's agency says there is a high demand for health care services,…

posted 2014-05-29 13:05 by WHBY

City has options to change assessment policy

City of Appleton staffers laid out some possibilities, if city council members want to make changes to the special assessment policy. The issue is getting some attention because homeowners along John Street have signs in their yards, calling for the…

posted 2014-05-29 13:04 by WHBY

FVL principal says it's the right time to retire

Fox Valley Lutheran students had their last day of school today, and when they return in the fall, they'll have a new principal. Paul Hartwig is retiring, after serving as FVL's principal for the past 23 years. He says a…

posted 2014-05-29 13:03 by WHBY

Manure spill causes fish kill

A 50,000 gallon manure spill at a Fond du Lac County farm, is killing fish in a stream that leads to Lake Winnebago. DNR wastewater specialist Casey Jones says a hose that's used to spread manure, sprung a leak, at…

posted 2014-05-29 13:02 by WHBY

FdL parent pulls knife on man outside school

Fond du Lac police say a parent pulled a knife on another parent, while they were picking up their kids from school. Road rage apparently sparked the argument yesterday afternoon, outside of Evans elementary. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says…

posted 2014-05-29 13:00 by WHBY

Jorgenson charged in child's death

Investigators believe a three-year-old girl may have been abused, before a deadly incident, earlier this month. Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Jorgenson is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, in the death of his fiance's daughter. Court records say there were at least three…

posted 2014-05-29 05:05 by WHBY

Student poverty rate rises slightly

The poverty rate in the state's public schools is up a little bit, this year. Over 43 percent qualified for the free or reduced-price lunch program. That's an increase of 0.1 percent. In Appleton, it dropped four percent, to 41.…

posted 2014-05-29 05:04 by WHBY

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