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2014-12-23

Tourism group says ice arena important for area

The Tri-County Ice Arena needs significant repairs, and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes the facility will continue to provide an economic boost. Matt Ten Haken is the bureau's sports marketing director. He says the CVB has helped…

posted 2014-12-23 13:03 by WHBY

Van Hollen concerned about marijuana

The state's outgoing attorney general believes his successor will face a number of challenges with marijuana. Republican J.B. Van Hollen says he's concerned about the relaxed federal enforcement of marijuana laws, and the decisions by some states to legalize it.…

posted 2014-12-23 13:02 by WHBY

Valley Transit completes food drive

Valley Transit riders helped stock the shelves at a local pantry over the last several weeks. The bus system offered 25-cent rides on Black Friday, and the following Saturdays, if riders donated a non-perishable food item to the St. Joseph…

posted 2014-12-23 13:01 by WHBY

Kaukauna fire damages auto shop

An auto service garage in Kaukauna was damaged by a fire late last night. Firefighters found flames coming from the garage area when they got to Gordy's Automotive, at the corner of Lawe and Delanglade streets. The call came in…

posted 2014-12-23 05:05 by WHBY

YMCA deal in Waupaca falls through

There won't be a YMCA of the Fox Cities in Waupaca after all. The organization was planning to take over a health club, after the owner agreed to turn over the facility at the beginning of this month. YMCA president…

posted 2014-12-23 05:04 by WHBY

Tri-County Ice Arena needs repairs

The group that's managing the Tri-County Ice Arena says the town of Menasha facility has more significant needs than first thought. The organization that runs the Appleton Family Ice Center took over management of the Tri-County facility from Winnebago County…

posted 2014-12-23 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton teachers get raise

Teachers in the Appleton school district will see an increase in their paychecks this year. The school board approved deals for them last night, along with ones for administrators and various support staff. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:02 by WHBY

Walker touts Pacon expansion

A company that's headquartered in Grand Chute is expanding, and that's drawing the attention of Governor Walker. The governor visited Pacon yesterday to announce state tax credits of up to nearly $500,000. Pacon produces construction paper and arts supplies. The…

posted 2014-12-23 05:01 by WHBY

L.C. street project wins national award

A road construction project that closed much of Little Chute's Main Street last year won a national award. The American Concrete Pavement Association recently gave the village its gold award for municipal street projects. Little Chute administrator James Fenlon says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-22

No charges in Milwaukee shooting

A prosecutor will not charge a Milwaukee police officer for a deadly shooting. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says Christopher Manney was acting in "justified self-defense" when Dontre Hamilton was killed in a Milwaukee park in April. Manney says…

posted 2014-12-22 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: National Guard ready if necessary

Governor Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is ready, if necessary, to help keep the peace at any protests over the Dontre Hamilton decision. The governor was at a Grand Chute business this morning, and he says authorities have been…

posted 2014-12-22 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton police offer mental health training

Nearly half of all Appleton police officers have gone through a special training program to help them recognize a mental health situation. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger says it helps them better assess and diffuse situations. He says it's important for officers…

posted 2014-12-22 13:03 by WHBY

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