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2015-02-03

Menasha creates panel for pillars

The city of Menasha is going to start looking for ways to re-use four columns that were on the front of a historic bank building. Mayor Don Merkes put together a special committee to figure out what to do with…

posted 2015-02-03 13:02 by WHBY

3 hurt in Hwy. 55 crash

Two cars collided head-on, on Highway 55 this morning, in northern Outagamie County. Staff Sgt. Corey Besaw says a 74-year-old woman from the Appleton area crossed the centerline, near Fish Creek Road in the town of Oneida, a little before…

posted 2015-02-03 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton taking part in youth tobacco survey

Organizers of a national survey on tobacco will ask some students in the Appleton school district to weigh in. Asst. superintendent Val Dreier says two of their schools were randomly selected. She says two classrooms each of sixth, seventh, and…

posted 2015-02-03 13:00 by WHBY

Dropped charges latest turn in murder

More than seven years after a murder in Greenville, the future of the case is up in the air. Prosecutors dropped charges against one of the three women charged in connection with the October 2007 shooting death, and they're expected…

posted 2015-02-03 05:05 by WHBY

Teen charged with Appleton robbery spree

Prosecutors are charging a 17-year-old boy for a series of robberies in Appleton. Seventeen-year-old Francis Lewi is in custody on a $100,000 bond. He's accused of stealing a Lawrence University student's purse, at knifepoint, last Thursday, and taking a car…

posted 2015-02-03 05:04 by WHBY

Dems discuss state budget hopes

Governor Walker will lay out his proposed budget tonight, and a number of Democrats are talking about what they hope is included. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says he wants to make sure policy items aren't in it. He…

posted 2015-02-03 05:03 by WHBY

Drug testing plan could be challenged

There are already plans to challenge one piece of Governor Walker's proposed budget. Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison says she doubts a drug-testing requirement for assistance programs is legal. The law would impact people receiving BadgerCare, food stamps, and other…

posted 2015-02-03 05:02 by WHBY

Teens to learn about leadership

More than 350 freshmen from 20 local high schools will be in downtown Appleton today, to take part in a teen symposium. United Way Fox Cities spokeswoman Nanci Micke says the annual event helps teach ninth graders how to make…

posted 2015-02-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-02

Murder charge dismissed in Plamann case

Prosecutors are putting a seven-year-old murder case, on hold. Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider asked a judge to dismiss a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, against Kandi Siveny. She says she plans to do the same, in the case…

posted 2015-02-02 13:05 by WHBY

List ranks Appleton 5th-best for affordability

Appleton ranks fifth on a website's list of the Best Affordable Places to Live in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says Livability.com considered costs and quality of life. The website pointed to the city's recreational opportunities and entertainment options, including…

posted 2015-02-02 13:04 by WHBY

Poll: Many not confident with retirement savings

A survey shows 88 percent of Wisconsin workers over 45 years old aren't confident that they have enough money for retirement. AARP also found that 59 percent don't get a pension plan from their employer, and 42 percent say there…

posted 2015-02-02 13:03 by WHBY

Group continues safe routes to school work

A local group will be busy this year, helping kids get more physical activity, and finding safe ways for them to bike or walk to school. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is the Safe Routes to School coordinator, for the East Central Wisconsin…

posted 2015-02-02 13:02 by WHBY

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