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2016-01-13

Bills protecting child abuse victims move ahead

A local lawmaker says a pair of bills approved by the state Senate yesterday would help child abuse victims. Republican Senator Rob Cowles of Allouez authored the proposals. One would allow a victim advocate to accompany a child who was…

posted 2016-01-13 05:03 by WHBY

Vos scraps burial site bill

A bill that would make it easier for property owners to get rid of burial sites on their property won't move forward this spring. The proposal came up, after a Madison area quarry owner applied for a permit to excavate…

posted 2016-01-13 05:02 by WHBY

Speaker talks about kids, social media

Two Appleton elementary schools brought in a speaker yesterday, to talk to students and parents, about being respectful. Mike McGowan of Pewaukee stopped at Columbus and Edison schools, during the day. He spoke with parents, at Edison, last night. McGowan…

posted 2016-01-13 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-12

Avery files second appeal

Convicted murderer Steven Avery is trying to appeal his murder conviction again. The Steven Avery case has drawn international attention, in the wake of the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer." Court records show he actually filed the appeal, on December…

posted 2016-01-12 19:19:12 by WHBY

Stores taking precautions after robberies

In the wake of three recent armed robberies, some businesses on Appleton's north side are being more vigilant. Police believe at least two suspects are responsible for the afternoon holdups at stores along N. Richmond Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue.…

posted 2016-01-12 13:05 by WHBY

Obama likely to focus on legacy during address

President Obama will likely focus on his legacy, during his final State of the Union address tonight. That's the feeling of St. Norbert College political science professor Charlie Jacobs. He says Obama will probably point to robust hiring, the low…

posted 2016-01-12 13:04 by WHBY

FVHA set high mark for saving lives in 2015

The Fox Valley Humane Association set a record for the number of animals they saved last year. The total of 5,142 was up by 44 percent from 2014. Executive director Deb Lewis says the total includes adoptions, animals that they…

posted 2016-01-12 13:03 by WHBY

Crossing guards dealing with the cold

Crossing guards are out in the elements every day, helping kids get to school safely, and days like today can be particularly tough for them. Appleton police Sgt. Dave Lund says they prepare for the weather by wearing warmer clothes,…

posted 2016-01-12 13:02 by WHBY

Hansen: Walker's loan bill not good enough

A lawmaker says Governor Walker's student loan proposal would only help a small number of people. Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay wants to let people refinance their student loans, so they can get lower interest rates. A bill…

posted 2016-01-12 13:01 by WHBY

Another north side business robbed

Appleton police are investigating an armed robbery on the city's north side. Sgt. Dave Lund says officers were called to the Family Dollar in the 800 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue around 2:45 p.m. yesterday. He says the suspect threatened…

posted 2016-01-12 05:05 by WHBY

GOP unveils higher education bills

Governor Walker and Republicans are pushing a package of bills, dealing with higher education. Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville says they hope to reduce the size of student loans that are being taken out, by giving the students more information.…

posted 2016-01-12 05:04 by WHBY

Family literacy program expands to Menasha

A family literacy program will now be available in the Menasha school district. Fox Valley Technical College put together Even Start for the Appleton district, and the classes are at the Community Early Learning Center in the downtown. Colette Kolb…

posted 2016-01-12 05:03 by WHBY

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