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2015-01-09

Local colleges react to Obama's plan

President Obama wants to give people two free years of tuition at community colleges, and local administrators are interested in learning more details. The president said the program would be for recent high school graduates, and anyone wanting more training.…

posted 2015-01-09 13:05 by WHBY

Police investigate L.C. armed robbery

Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery, in downtown Little Chute. Fox Valley Metro Officer Michael Lambie says two people approached a food delivery driver, around 9:15 p.m. yesterday. He says they threatened the victim with a gun and demanded…

posted 2015-01-09 13:04 by WHBY

Calls to gambling hotline set record

A state group that helps people with gambling issues set a record last year. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling's hotline fielded 14,731 calls. That's about 125 more than the previous high from 2009. Executive director Rose Gruber says they…

posted 2015-01-09 13:03 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth addition ready for patients

St. Elizabeth Hospital will start moving patients into its new bed tower tomorrow. Heather Schimmers is the vice president of patient care. She says the new rooms are a big upgrade, with large windows, a private bathroom, and room for…

posted 2015-01-09 13:02 by WHBY

Bowlers head to Fox Cities for state tourney

The Fox Cities is playing host to the annual state bowling tournament this year. For the next four months, hundreds of bowlers will be in the area each weekend. Matt Ten Haken says it starts tomorrow and runs through Mother's…

posted 2015-01-09 13:01 by WHBY

High School Sports Schedule: Friday, January 9th

BOYS BASKETBALL Kimberly at Appleton North Fox Valley Lutheran at Clintonville Appleton East at Fond du Lac Waupaca at Freedom Neenah at Hortonville Appleton West at Kaukauna Winneconne at Little Chute Denmark at Luxemburg-Casco Oshkosh West at Oshkosh North Xavier…

posted 2015-01-09 10:00:00 by WHBY

High School Sports Scores: Thursday, January 08, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL Brillion over Reedsville 60-25 Valders over Wrightstown 55-28 GIRLS BASKETBALL Freedom over Berlin 54-12 Fox Valley Lutheran over Xavier 51-37 Seymour over New London 36-29 Clintonville over Ripon 43-37 Little Chute over Winnecone 46-45 GIRLS HOCKEY USM over…

posted 2015-01-09 06:42:56 by WHBY

Nelson makes expo counteroffer

In the wake of a decision on an expo center in downtown Appleton, the top official in Outagamie County is laying out another possibility. County Executive Tom Nelson says he would sell the proposed site to the city for $1.…

posted 2015-01-09 05:05 by WHBY

Walker taking steps for W.H. run

He's planning a visit to Iowa later this month, and Governor Walker is making other moves that show he's seriously considering a run for president. Walker quietly hired adviser Rick Wiley last month to study whether the governor should get…

posted 2015-01-09 05:04 by WHBY

Johnson to lead homeland security panel

The new leader of the U.S. Senate panel that oversees homeland security issues is a Republican from Oshkosh. Sen. Ron Johnson was officially promoted to that position yesterday. He says the country has to take strong action against Islamic State…

posted 2015-01-09 05:03 by WHBY

Gas drops below $2 in Appleton area

The price at the pump fell below the $2 mark in the Appleton area yesterday, and it could be a while before it rises above that level. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says prices should keep falling, as long as…

posted 2015-01-09 05:02 by WHBY

Flu-related EMS calls up this month

Patients with flu-like symptoms are taxing health care providers, and a local official says they're doing all they can to keep up with demand. The Winnebago County public health department says EMS calls for people with influenza complications are up…

posted 2015-01-09 05:01 by WHBY

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