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2016-05-19

Vision for downtown Appleton unveiled

The future of downtown Appleton could include more housing, especially north of College Avenue. Consultants for the city put together preliminary plans, and they revealed them last night. Bob Kost is a senior engineer for SEH. He says they're also…

posted 2016-05-19 05:05 by WHBY

Panel picks design for county expansion

There's a final layout in place, for an expanded downtown campus for Outagamie County. A special committee unanimously agreed on an option yesterday afternoon. It includes about 20,000 more square feet than the other option. Supervisor Dean Culbertson says the…

posted 2016-05-19 05:04 by WHBY

State's 1st Zika virus case confirmed

Wisconsin now has its first confirmed case of the Zika virus. State health officer Karen McKeown says a woman who recently traveled to Honduras was infected. She says there are Zika-infected mosquitoes in that country. McKeown says the state has…

posted 2016-05-19 05:03 by WHBY

City won't hire agent for expo center project

Appleton's leader is changing his mind on hiring someone to oversee the downtown expo center project. After going over proposals, Mayor Tim Hanna says he couldn't justify the cost of having an agent for the city. He says the city…

posted 2016-05-19 05:02 by WHBY

Changes coming for TWC customers

A different name will soon be on the bills of local cable customers. Federal regulators signed off on the $67 billion deal for Charter Communications to buy Time Warner Cable, and another Internet and cable provider. But Charter officials say…

posted 2016-05-19 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-18

Mixed-use library an option in Appleton

Building a new Appleton library, as part of a mixed-use project, is one of the possibilities that leaders are exploring. They can turn to a neighboring community, to see how that can work. Kaukauna opened a new library, a couple…

posted 2016-05-18 13:05 by WHBY

Study: Wis. 37th for business tax burden

Wisconsin ranks in the bottom half of states, for its tax burden on businesses. A study by the Anderson Economic Group found that state and local governments collected just over $11.7 billion from Wisconsin companies, in 2014. That accounted for…

posted 2016-05-18 13:04 by WHBY

Teen caught after high-speed chase

Police say they arrested the 16-year-old boy who led police on a high-speed chase early this morning. Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies say they tried to stop the teen, just after midnight, on Highway 23. They say speeds reached…

posted 2016-05-18 13:03 by WHBY

Copps stores changing to Pick 'n Save

The name of the Copps grocery stores in the Appleton and Green Bay areas will change. Roundy's spokesman James Hyland says they're switching them to Pick 'n Save stores. It impacts three locations in Appleton, three in the Green Bay…

posted 2016-05-18 13:02 by WHBY

Vets telling their stories to Neenah students

Neenah high school history students are hearing stories from veterans today. It's part of the school's "History Alive" program. Teacher Deb Gauthier says they have 16 veterans lined up. She says they served in conflicts that range from World War…

posted 2016-05-18 13:01 by WHBY

DNR, UW to set up trail camera network

The DNR and UW-Madison are going to work together to set up a statewide network of trail cameras. They expect it will take a few years to put about 5,000 cameras in place. Professor Phil Townsend teaches forest and wildlife…

posted 2016-05-18 13:00 by WHBY

Fox Cities, G.B. ranked as nation's drunkest

A website says the Appleton area is the drunkest in the nation. The Oshkosh-Neenah metro ranked second and Green Bay is third. The report from 24/7 Wall Street considered factors like the percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes, and how many…

posted 2016-05-18 05:05 by WHBY

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