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2015-10-23

Concert to focus on human trafficking issue

A concert tomorrow night...in Appleton....is trying to raise more awareness about the issue of sex trafficking in the area. newVoices will perform at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. Spokeswoman Mary Schmidt says the songs will reflect personal struggle, freedom and…

posted 2015-10-23 13:00 by WHBY

Hotels want indoor athletic facility

Hotels in the Fox Cities are backing the idea of upgrading existing indoor athletic facilities in the Fox Cities, and possibly adding more. Generating revenue to do that is part of the latest plan to boost the hotel room tax…

posted 2015-10-23 05:05 by WHBY

Steineke backs joint law enforcement facility

Several Republican lawmakers from the Fox Cities say they would like to see the State Patrol and Outagamie County sheriff's department partner on a joint facility near I-41. The State Patrol wants to move its regional headquarters from Fond du…

posted 2015-10-23 05:04 by WHBY

3 ramps shutting down at I-41 & I-43

The end is in sight for the I-41 expansion project in Brown County, but drivers will have to deal with more closures at a major interchange for the next year. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says starting today, the ramps from…

posted 2015-10-23 05:03 by WHBY

Walker: Ryan 'excellent choice' for House Speaker

Governor Walker says Congressman Paul Ryan would be an "excellent choice" for House Speaker. The Janesville Republican officially became a candidate for the leadership post yesterday. Walker talked about Ryan, during a stop in Green Bay. He says Ryan did…

posted 2015-10-23 05:02 by WHBY

School teaches families to cook healthy meals

A program at an Appleton school encourages families to cook together, and make healthy, affordable meals. Edison elementary school hosted students and their parents last night for Family Dinner Night. Teacher Lori Bjelde says they stress how people can save…

posted 2015-10-23 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-22

Tax may fund new, existing athletic facilities

The head of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says new room tax revenue for athletic facilities could be used for new, and existing ones. The latest proposal for a 10 percent room tax includes one percent for amateur…

posted 2015-10-22 13:05 by WHBY

Council president urges city to lead on expo center

With a deadline looming on the proposed expo center project, the president of Appleton's city council says the city has to take the lead on the room tax issue. The council is planning a special meeting, sometime next week, to…

posted 2015-10-22 13:04 by WHBY

Sheriff weighs in on move, joint facility

Outagamie County's sheriff says he's optimistic that the county could build a joint facility for the sheriff's department and State Patrol. Two county committees unanimously backed a plan to move the department out of downtown Appleton, and close to the…

posted 2015-10-22 13:03 by WHBY

Elderly man dies from injuries after accident

Appleton police say an 84-year-old Fond du Lac man died from his injuries, more than a week after a crash on Highway 441 on the city's east side. Louis Weigel's car rolled several times, down an embankment, near the Highway…

posted 2015-10-22 13:02 by WHBY

Man, 81, crashes into strip club

An Appleton man is OK, after he crashed his vehicle into a strip club, just north of Appleton, this morning. Outagamie County authorities say the 81-year-old man hit Beansnappers, on Highway 47, in Mackville, around 3 a.m. ThedaStar flew him…

posted 2015-10-22 13:01 by WHBY

Walker defends GAB bill

Governor Walker says municipal clerks would do a better job running a new elections board than retired judges. Walker talked about a proposal to dismantle the current non-partisan Government Accountability Board, during a stop at the KI Convention Center in…

posted 2015-10-22 13:00 by WHBY

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