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2015-05-11

Hanna meets on expo center room tax

Communities around the Fox Cities would have to agree to increase the room tax, in order to pay for a proposed expo center, and Appleton's mayor is reaching out to them. Mayor Tim Hanna says he's spending time explaining the…

posted 2015-05-11 13:05 by WHBY

ThedaCare expanding sustainability program

ThedaCare is expanding its sustainability program. Paul Linzmeyer is the health care provider's sustainability leader. He says they started their first initiative, about three years ago, at a cost of just under $2 million. He says they installed energy efficient…

posted 2015-05-11 13:04 by WHBY

Police Week underway

Local police departments are marking National Police Week with a variety of activities in the coming days. Appleton got things going this morning with a flag-raising ceremony, outside of the police station in the downtown. Sgt. Dave Lund says they…

posted 2015-05-11 13:03 by WHBY

Clintonville man evaluated after gun incident

A 27-year-old man is undergoing a mental health evaluation, after Clintonville police say he brought a gun to a church, yesterday. Police were called to Christus Church, around 10:30 a.m. because the man reportedly made a threatening comment, to another…

posted 2015-05-11 13:02 by WHBY

AAA: More will travel Memorial Day weekend

It could be the busiest Memorial Day weekend, for traveling, in a decade. AAA Wisconsin is predicting that more than 780,000 people in the state will take a trip of at least 50 miles this year. That's up almost five…

posted 2015-05-11 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. offers mini-grants for greenways

Outagamie County created a pilot program to provide small grants to help local governments cover the costs of greenway projects. Planning director Kara Homan says they're especially interested in making connections to existing pathways. She says the projects can include…

posted 2015-05-11 13:00 by WHBY

Deal helped with Trestle Trail response

Police officers were able to respond quickly to the Trestle Trail shooting a week ago, because of a two-year-old mutual aid agreement between departments in the Fox Cities. Menasha Chief Tim Styka says Appleton and Grand Chute put their own…

posted 2015-05-11 05:05 by WHBY

'Pitch Tank' event coming to Appleton

A group of entrepreneurs, hoping to get their break, will be competing on-stage Thursday night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Full says the eight finalists will give pitches to a panel…

posted 2015-05-11 05:04 by WHBY

Plans set for more RiverHeath apartments

Another apartment building will be going up on the RiverHeath site, in Appleton, this summer. Developer Mark Geall says they'll have 38 more apartments, below the College Avenue bridge. He says the one they opened last year had 31 units.…

posted 2015-05-11 05:03 by WHBY

L.C. Island Park bridge project to start

Work on a new bridge to a Little Chute park will start in the coming months. Village administrator James Fenlon says bids will be opened this week to tear down an old lift bridge, and build a new pedestrian bridge…

posted 2015-05-11 05:02 by WHBY

2015-05-09

Brewers crush Cubs

The Brewers hit three home runs as a team on their way to a 12-4 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday night at Miller Park.  Trailing 3-2 heading to the bottom of the third the Brewers tallied ten runs over…

posted 2015-05-09 21:13:21 by WHBY

2015-05-08

DARE officer accused of parking scheme

Brown County officials say three people worked together, to steal more than $10,000 from the county's DARE program. Investigators say Deputy Kevin Vanden Heuvel, the longtime DARE coordinator, and a drug and alcohol abuse counselor skimmed money while they parked…

posted 2015-05-08 13:05 by WHBY

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