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2015-02-12

'No surprises' in expo center site analysis

An environmental study of the proposed site of an expo center in downtown Appleton didn't turn up any surprises. That's according to Appleton's community development director Karen Harkness. She says there aren't any impediments to moving forward with the project.…

posted 2015-02-12 05:04 by WHBY

Forum focuses on sex trafficking

Advocates talked about the issues with sex trafficking in the Fox Cities during a forum last night. Connie Campbell of Five Stones works to raise awareness about the crime. She says it's imperative for the community to realize that the…

posted 2015-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

G.C. police seek possible robbery suspect

Grand Chute police believe the suspect in a robbery may have been in the Green Bay area. The department released pictures from surveillance video, showing a man leaving a business. Police say a man gave the teller at the Fox…

posted 2015-02-12 05:02 by WHBY

L.C. company expanding

A manufacturer in Little Chute is expanding. Bernie Dahlin is the president of Shapes Unlimited. He says the 35,000 square-foot addition to the Nixon Street facility will cost about $1.5 million. The company will also hire about 25 more workers…

posted 2015-02-12 05:01 by WHBY

UW group to study e-cigarettes

UW researchers are going to look into the health impact of e-cigarettes. The federal government is providing a $3.7 million grant to the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention in Madison, for a five-year study. Dr. Megan Piper says they're…

posted 2015-02-12 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-11

Hortonville official jailed for child porn

Hortonville's village administrator is in the Outagamie County jail, on accusations that he had child pornography. Records from the Outagamie County jail show Patrick Vaile was booked around 6:15 p.m. yesterday, on 10 possible charges of possessing child pornography. Sheriff's…

posted 2015-02-11 13:05 by WHBY

Fox Cities businesses optimistic about 2015

Local businesses say their future is looking bright. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce unveiled the results of its annual economic outlook survey, this morning, in downtown Appleton. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says most businesses reported…

posted 2015-02-11 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton exceeded snow budget by 30%

The rough winter of a year ago did a number to the city of Appleton's budget for snow removal. The public works department exceeded its 2014 budget in that area by 30 percent. The city spent just over $1.6 million…

posted 2015-02-11 13:03 by WHBY

Harrison to develop plan for growth

Harrison officials want to put together plans for future growth in the village and town. Administrator Travis Parish says they want to identify areas for commercial and industrial projects, residential neighborhoods, parks, and a community center. He says the community…

posted 2015-02-11 13:02 by WHBY

Telemarketing tops complaint list

Complaints to the state's consumer protection agency were up 10 percent last year. Administrator Sandy Chalmers says telemarketing calls were the people's biggest beef. She says landlord-tenant complaints came in second, with telecommunications in third place. Overall, there were nearly…

posted 2015-02-11 13:01 by WHBY

Walker's staff balks at casino offer

The latest attempt by the Menominee tribe to convince Governor Walker to change his mind about a Kenosha casino proposal looks like a long shot. Officials from the tribe and Hard Rock International offered to chip in $220 million for…

posted 2015-02-11 05:05 by WHBY

Consultants explain parking plan

A consulting firm explained a series of recommendations last night to improve downtown parking in Appleton. Ald. Greg Dannecker is the chair of the municipal services committee. He says it's important to upgrade technology, so people can pay at meters…

posted 2015-02-11 05:04 by WHBY

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