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2014-12-12

Costs minimal to keep military-style vehicle

Appleton's SWAT team will use a military-style vehicle for certain calls, and it will cost the city just over $600 a year to have the truck. Interim Police Chief Jim Lewis presented the bill for gas, maintenance, and insurance, to…

posted 2014-12-12 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-11

Weight of the Fox Valley spreads message

A group that's trying to battle obesity is working to get more people involved in the effort. Leaders of the Weight of the Fox Valley held a community breakfast this morning. Peter Kelly of the United Way says they heard…

posted 2014-12-11 15:05 by WHBY

Schools give underage drinkers options

More students are getting busted for underage drinking this year by UW-Madison police. At UW-Oshkosh, Police Chief Joseph LeMire says they're handing out fewer tickets. He says they wrote over 300 in 2012, and through December of this year, they're…

posted 2014-12-11 15:04 by WHBY

Road salt prices climbing

Some private companies around the state are having a tough time getting road salt, but that's not the case for the city of Appleton. Deputy public works director Nate Loper says they buy their supply for a set price, through…

posted 2014-12-11 15:03 by WHBY

2nd man arrested for Ashwaubenon robbery

Police in Ashwaubenon arrested a second suspect in an armed robbery at a business. Twenty-four-year-old Walker Neuman of Green Bay is accused of helping a 30-year-old man rob the PrePlayed store, on S. Oneida Street, on December 10. Jasen Cole…

posted 2014-12-11 15:02 by WHBY

State losing battle against EAB

The DNR says it's no longer possible to eradicate an ash-tree killing pest in Wisconsin, but the agency will still try to contain it. Spokesman Dreux Watermolen says they're proposing a switch in the classification of the Emerald Ash Borer.…

posted 2014-12-11 15:01 by WHBY

Wis. health rank continues downward slide

A national report ranks Wisconsin 23rd in the country for public health and that's down considerably from two decades ago. Appleton public health officer Kurt Eggebrect says the state ranked 6th, in 1993, and 17th, in 2003. He says obesity…

posted 2014-12-11 05:05 by WHBY

Johnson weighs in on $1 trillion spending bill

A Wisconsin Senator says he'll push for a more structured budget process, once Republicans take control of the Senate next year. Congress is considering a $1 trillion funding bill this week, that would keep the government running through September. Senator…

posted 2014-12-11 05:04 by WHBY

Union preparing for right-to-work fight

The head of a major union says his members are already preparing for the right-to-work debate. Republican leaders in the Legislature say passing that kind of bill will be a priority during the next session. Wisconsin AFL-CIO president Phil Neuenfeldt…

posted 2014-12-11 05:03 by WHBY

PAC closing in on fundraising goal

A fundraising campaign to help ensure the long-term success of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is nearly complete. PAC president Maria Van Laanen says they are very close to their $25 million goal, but still need a few more…

posted 2014-12-11 05:02 by WHBY

Two special needs day cares offer choice

Having two special needs daycare centers preparing to open in the Fox Cities is great news for parents. That's the feeling of Lisa Schneider. She has an adult daughter with special needs, and has been working to open A Very…

posted 2014-12-11 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-10

UW football coach leaving for Oregon State

Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen informed UW director of athletics Barry Alvarez and the Badger football team this afternoon that he has taken the same position at Oregon State University. Addressing the media at 5:15 p.m. press conference Wednesday,…

posted 2014-12-10 18:20:31 by WHBY

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