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2015-06-24

Invasive worms in Fox Valley

An invasive earthworm that was first found in Madison, two years ago, is now in northeast Wisconsin. Bill McNee is a forest health specialist with the DNR. He says the Asian jumping worm can decimate forests, by eating vegetation on…

posted 2015-06-24 13:01 by WHBY

County holds off on expansion plan

There won't be a quick decision over the space needs for Outagamie County's downtown campus. The county board sent the issue back to a committee, on an 18-to-14 vote last night. Members debated the concept of a three-story, shared building,…

posted 2015-06-24 05:05 by WHBY

Sheriff's dept. move could be on table too

The location of the Outagamie County sheriff's department is also up in the air. Supervisor Jim Duncan says the public safety committee will consider moving the department's operations, outside of downtown Appleton. He supports the change, no matter what else…

posted 2015-06-24 05:04 by WHBY

Olsen: Lawmakers could move fast on budget

A Republican lawmaker says members are "moving closer" to ending the budget stalemate. Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon is on the Legislature's budget committee. He says the panel could meet late this week, and the Senate and Assembly could vote…

posted 2015-06-24 05:03 by WHBY

PAC getting more interest in concerts

More musicians are playing at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center than in the past, and there are five more bigger concerts on the schedule this year. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says they're drawing interest from promoters, and they're also reaching…

posted 2015-06-24 05:02 by WHBY

Big blood drive today in Houdini Plaza

Appleton's Houdini Plaza will take on the look of a military hospital today, in an attempt to collect about 400 donations for a local blood bank. Community Blood Center spokeswoman Lisa Koeppen says the MASH blood drive is their biggest…

posted 2015-06-24 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-23

Brewers outlast the Mets, win 3-2

Adam Lind, Jean Segura, and Hernan Perez each had an RBI for the Brewers in the 3-2 victory over the Mets.  Mike Fiers started the game pitching six innings giving up only two runs off of four hits (1 HR)…

posted 2015-06-23 22:07:22 by WHBY

U.S. Venture giving grants to fight poverty

A golf outing that raises money to fight the root causes of poverty, is helping more than 160 organizations in the Green Bay, Fox Cities and Oshkosh areas. U.S. Venture presented three million dollars in grants, this morning. Greg Vandenberg…

posted 2015-06-23 13:05 by WHBY

Warming shelter serving more people

The number of people staying at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter rose 58 percent, between the fall of 2013 and the fall of 2014. Executive director Scott Peeples presented the shelter's annual report to the community, this morning. He says…

posted 2015-06-23 13:04 by WHBY

PAC hosting more concerts

There are more big concerts coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center this year. The downtown Appleton venue announced this morning that Jackson Browne will play there on November 11. It's one of five concerts on the PAC's schedule…

posted 2015-06-23 13:03 by WHBY

WTA: GOP will work through budget squabbles

Majority Republicans in the Legislature remain at odds over the state budget with a week to go before the current budget year ends. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says they're seeing some squabbles now, but GOP lawmakers will…

posted 2015-06-23 13:02 by WHBY

Missing Pittsfield teen found

A 14-year-old Pittsfield girl was found, not long after the Brown County sheriff's department put out a missing person alert for the teen. Lt. Scott Semb says they were concerned, because Evelena Payette didn't come home last night. He says…

posted 2015-06-23 13:01 by WHBY

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