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2015-10-19

Boldt Co. to become employee-owned

A construction company that was founded in Appleton will become employee owned, and the move could secure its future in the community. The Boldt Company has been family owned for over 125 years. The decision to create an Employee Stock…

posted 2015-10-19 13:05 by WHBY

Rollover crash claims rural N.L. man's life

A 46-year-old rural New London man died early Saturday morning, in a crash in Waupaca County. The sheriff's department officials say Kevin Dombrowski was on Highway X, when his car went into a ditch, rolled several times, and came to…

posted 2015-10-19 13:04 by WHBY

Group studying urban coyotes in Wis.

A group is following coyote attacks around the state, as part of a larger study. The issue of urban coyotes, and the potential threat to pets, is gaining attention recently, including on the southwest side of Neenah. Neighbors there raised…

posted 2015-10-19 13:03 by WHBY

Dems speak out against GOP bills

Several Democrats are speaking out against three bills that Republicans in the Assembly and Senate plan to pass this week. One would eliminate John Doe investigations, for possible political misconduct cases. The second would change campaign finance rules, to allow…

posted 2015-10-19 13:02 by WHBY

Wis. ranks high for smokers trying to quit

Nearly three-quarters of Wisconsin smokers tried to kick the habit, over the past year. A study by the CDC shows that the state ranks fourth, among the 50 states, and U.S. territories. Only Guam, Puerto Rico, and Connecticut have higher…

posted 2015-10-19 13:01 by WHBY

Home sales climb in Sept.

Last month was another good one for the state's housing market. Economist David Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales were up just over 11 percent. They jumped almost 14 percent in the northeast region. Median prices fell 2-1/2 percent…

posted 2015-10-19 13:00 by WHBY

Chief: Body cameras a valuable tool

Appleton's "top cop" says the department's new body cameras are becoming a valuable tool for officers. Chief Todd Thomas says they can make a big difference when someone files a complaint about an officer's "use of force." He says in…

posted 2015-10-19 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton K-9 officer wins state award

The Appleton police department has the top K-9 officer in the state. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association recently gave its Handler of the Year award to Officer Jeremy Haney. His K-9 partner is Jico. Appleton Lt. Gary Lewis…

posted 2015-10-19 05:04 by WHBY

Growing season over, good year for farmers

Good weather and a dry fall led to a great year in the fields for many farmers. The growing season ended over the weekend, after a couple of overnight freezes. Zen Miller of the Outagamie County UW-Extension office says farmers…

posted 2015-10-19 05:03 by WHBY

Deer population stronger in southern Wis.

Deer hunters should have better luck in southern Wisconsin this fall than "up north." Wisconsin Wildlife Federation President George Meyer says that's where recent rough winters, and predators, have taken a toll. He says the maturing forests in northern Wisconsin…

posted 2015-10-19 05:02 by WHBY

Drivers getting used to Hwy. CE roundabout

It's been just over a week since a roundabout opened east of Appleton, and so far, drivers are handling it well. Lt. Terry Hammen of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says there have only been a handful of crashes at…

posted 2015-10-19 05:01 by WHBY

Neighbor spots garage fire, uses garden hose

A neighbor spotted a garage fire next door on Appleton's south side yesterday afternoon, and started spraying the flames using a garden hose. The fire department says crews went to the 400 block of W. Foster Street around 1:30 p.m.,…

posted 2015-10-19 05:00 by WHBY

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