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2015-10-15

Final pieces of former plant torn down in Neenah

A former power plant in Neenah isn't along the southern shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts anymore. Mayor Dean Kaufert says he was pleased to get word yesterday that demolition crews took down the final wall of the Minergy…

posted 2015-10-15 05:04 by WHBY

Name of bulldozer accident victim released

The victim of Tuesday's bulldozer accident in Outagamie County was 40-year-old Eric Lambie of Shiocton. He died at Theda Clark Medical Center. The sheriff's department says Lambie was working underneath a broken-down bulldozer, just before 6 p.m. He was in…

posted 2015-10-15 05:03 by WHBY

2 Appleton schools hold 'Community Day'

Students at two schools in Appleton celebrated diversity, during what's become an annual event. Highlands elementary and Odyssey-Magellan charter school held "Community Day" yesterday. Both schools are in the same building, on the northwest side. Principal Kristin Comerford says they…

posted 2015-10-15 05:02 by WHBY

2015-10-14

Police: Robbery led to Oshkosh shooting

Oshkosh police say a robbery led to an early morning shooting on the city's north side. Officer Joe Nichols says a 47-year-old Oshkosh man was in his car, in a back parking lot, in the 600 block of N. Main…

posted 2015-10-14 15:05 by WHBY

1 of 2 prison escapees arrested

Green Bay police say they've arrested an escapee from a minimum security prison, in Oshkosh. Oshkosh police say 21-year-old Austin Reynolds of Menasha, and 21-year-old Leland Larock walked away from the Winnebago Correctional Center last Friday. Green Bay police Lt.…

posted 2015-10-14 15:04 by WHBY

Local UW officials weigh in on campus gun bill

Officials at two local UW schools say they want a place at the table, as lawmakers discuss allowing concealed weapons, in campus buildings. A couple of Republican lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday. UW-Green Bay spokesman Christopher Sampson says their campus…

posted 2015-10-14 15:03 by WHBY

Kaufert: Hotel upgrade a boost for downtown

Neenah's leader says the renovation of a hotel could lead to growth in the downtown. The owners of the Riverwalk Hotel on E. Wisconsin Avenue announced plans to re-brand, as a DoubleTree by Hilton. Mayor Dean Kaufert says that should…

posted 2015-10-14 15:02 by WHBY

Sheriff's dept. debate back next week

After months of talk about the Outagamie County sheriff's department, some county board members will get together next week, to try to reach a consensus. That's according to Supervisor Jim Duncan. Sheriff Brad Gehring wants to move deputies to the…

posted 2015-10-14 05:05 by WHBY

Walker not taking stance on UW System & guns

Governor Walker is holding off on saying whether he'll support a proposal to let concealed carry holders bring guns into UW System buildings. Two Republicans want to allow them in classrooms and dorms, because of recent violence on college campuses…

posted 2015-10-14 05:04 by WHBY

Shiocton man killed in bulldozer accident

An accident in a farm field, in Outagamie County, claimed the life of a 40-year-old Shiocton man. The sheriff's department says he was working on a broken-down bulldozer, around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. The farm is along Rock Road in the…

posted 2015-10-14 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah hotel to get new look, name

A hotel in Neenah's downtown will get some major upgrades, and a different name. The Riverwalk Hotel, on E. Wisconsin Avenue, will become a DoubleTree by Hilton, as part of a renovation project. Managing partner Chadd Scott says they expect…

posted 2015-10-14 05:02 by WHBY

Greenville holding open house on referendum

Greenville is holding a special election in less than three weeks, and voters can see the plans for the town hall and fire station tonight. Town leaders will host an open house at the fire station. The November 3 referendum…

posted 2015-10-14 05:01 by WHBY

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