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2016-03-23

WPS preparing for possible outages

Today's storm is expected to cut across a significant portion of Wisconsin Public Service's territory, and crews are getting ready to restore power if necessary. Spokesman Kerry Spees says they're adjusting staffing levels, in anticipation that the wet, heavy snow…

posted 2016-03-23 13:03 by WHBY

Johnson reacts to attacks in Brussels

A U.S. Senator from Oshkosh is reacting to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says every civilized nation must come together to defeat ISIS. He says the U.S. also needs to tighten its border, and increase cyber…

posted 2016-03-23 13:02 by WHBY

UV system saving money at city water plant

The city of Appleton is phasing in a new treatment method at its water plant. The facility on Manitowoc Road in Menasha is now using UV, and it will eventually replace the more expensive membrane filter system. Utilities director Chris…

posted 2016-03-23 13:01 by WHBY

Snowstorm headed toward Fox Cities

Northeast Wisconsin is going to get hit with a snowstorm, and some areas could be worse than others. Chief Meteorologist Luke Sampe of Local 5 says projections show the Fox Cities could get six to 10 inches. He says it…

posted 2016-03-23 05:05 by WHBY

Walker: State not immune from terrorism

Governor Walker says Wisconsin is a safe place, but that doesn't mean terror attacks couldn't happen here. Walker was in Green Bay yesterday, several hours after the bombings in Brussels. He says he talked with the leader of the state's…

posted 2016-03-23 05:04 by WHBY

Kimberly will start site work on mill property

The site of the former Kimberly paper mill could start taking shape soon. The village board has a plan in place to grade the property and install utilities. Village president Chuck Kuen says it's the first tangible step they've taken…

posted 2016-03-23 05:03 by WHBY

High court candidates spar in debate

The two candidates for state Supreme Court squared off in a debate yesterday. Justice Rebecca Bradley and state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg attacked each other over political connections and judicial philosophies. Kloppenburg charged that Bradley owes her judicial career…

posted 2016-03-23 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-22

Nearly 40 arrested in meth bust

A seven-month investigation into meth led to 38 arrests in three counties. Capt. David Poteat of the Brown County Drug Task Force says over 100 officers executed 20 search warrants in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties. He says the bust…

posted 2016-03-22 15:05 by WHBY

Walker signs dementia, Alzheimer's bills

Governor Walker signed three bills in Green Bay this afternoon, and they're aimed at helping people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The first one creates pilot programs in the state, to help determine where to place people with dementia during…

posted 2016-03-22 13:05 by WHBY

Oshkosh Defense gets $433 mil Army contract

Oshkosh Defense will rebuild hundreds of trucks and other vehicles for the U.S. Army, over the next year-and-a-half. The company received three contracts, worth $433 million. The biggest one is worth nearly $200 million, and it's for heavy tactical vehicles…

posted 2016-03-22 13:04 by WHBY

Gas prices now above $2

Gas prices climbed to just over $2 a gallon at stations around the Fox Cities. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the increase is typical around this time of year. He says it's actually happening later this year than in…

posted 2016-03-22 13:03 by WHBY

Stormwater pond possible at Erb Park

The latest plans for Appleton's Erb Park include a stormwater pond, and the city and its consultants will look for other options. Previous designs didn't have a pond, and deputy director Tom Flick says people had mixed feelings about it…

posted 2016-03-22 13:02 by WHBY

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