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2015-06-19

Suspect robs FNB Fox Valley branch

Police are investigating a bank robbery on Appleton's northside. Sgt. Dave Lund says the suspect rode a bicycle to the FNB Fox Valley branch, in the 800 block of W. Northland Avenue. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.…

posted 2015-06-19 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton part of PBS Juneteenth documentary

Appleton's past struggles with racial inequality are profiled in a national PBS Juneteenth documentary. The city is featured in a five-minute segment, in the nearly half-hour program. It talks about city rules from the 1920s through the 1960s that banned…

posted 2015-06-19 05:02 by WHBY

Soccer tourney to provide economic boost

Over 200 soccer teams are converging on the Fox Cities area for a tournament, and that's going to have a big impact on the local economy. The U.S. Youth Soccer Region II championships start tomorrow, and run through next Wednesday.…

posted 2015-06-19 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-18

Study looked at 12 potential library sites

A consultant initially considered a dozen locations for a new library, before a site along a bluff rose to the top. After the city council voted 8-6 last night, not to buy the bluff site, it's anticipated that the Appleton…

posted 2015-06-18 13:05 by WHBY

Child pornography a growing problem

Child porn cases are keeping local law enforcement agencies busy, and yesterday was a good example of how big of a problem the crime is becoming. State justice department officials arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Wolfgram of Black Creek, on 10 preliminary…

posted 2015-06-18 13:04 by WHBY

Walker takes step toward presidential run

Governor Walker formed a new fundraising committee today, to test the waters for a presidential campaign. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober says it's one more step on the governor's path, to officially entering the race for the Republican…

posted 2015-06-18 13:03 by WHBY

Special needs group seeks overnight child services

A special needs day care that opened earlier this year in Little Chute is looking to take care of children overnight. A Very Special Place already offers that service for adults. Executive director Lorraine Yarbrough says they need the village…

posted 2015-06-18 13:02 by WHBY

Food Truck Rally could expand

The owners of food trucks are joining together again today in Appleton, and they're already looking to expand what's already becoming a monthly event. The first Fox Valley Food Truck Rally, at Pierce Park last month, went much better than…

posted 2015-06-18 13:01 by WHBY

Council shoots down library site deal

Plans for a new library along a bluff, in Appleton, are dead. The city council voted 8-to-6 last night, not to buy the proposed site. The city was offering $3 million to Fox Banquets and Trinity Lutheran Church. Ald. Ed…

posted 2015-06-18 05:05 by WHBY

Library board leader reacts to vote

The head of the library board in Appleton expects that members will have to take a look at other possible sites for a library. John Peterson says last night's vote may have delayed the project for a year. Peterson says…

posted 2015-06-18 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton would close crossing for trestles

The city of Appleton is closer to taking over three railroad trestles from the Canadian National Railroad. The city council signed off on the framework of a deal, on a 13-to-1 vote last night. The railroad wants the city to…

posted 2015-06-18 05:03 by WHBY

Man has advice for parents after losing son

A Vermont man spoke at Fox Valley Technical College last night, in hopes of helping parents prevent suicide. John Halligan says his 13-year-old son, Ryan, committed suicide in 2003, after he was bullied. He says he didn't realize how dangerous…

posted 2015-06-18 05:02 by WHBY

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