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Deal helped with Trestle Trail response

Police officers were able to respond quickly to the Trestle Trail shooting a week ago, because of a two-year-old mutual aid agreement between departments in the Fox Cities. Menasha Chief Tim Styka says Appleton and Grand Chute put their own…

posted 2015-05-11 05:05 by WHBY

'Pitch Tank' event coming to Appleton

A group of entrepreneurs, hoping to get their break, will be competing on-stage Thursday night at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Full says the eight finalists will give pitches to a panel…

posted 2015-05-11 05:04 by WHBY

Plans set for more RiverHeath apartments

Another apartment building will be going up on the RiverHeath site, in Appleton, this summer. Developer Mark Geall says they'll have 38 more apartments, below the College Avenue bridge. He says the one they opened last year had 31 units.…

posted 2015-05-11 05:03 by WHBY

L.C. Island Park bridge project to start

Work on a new bridge to a Little Chute park will start in the coming months. Village administrator James Fenlon says bids will be opened this week to tear down an old lift bridge, and build a new pedestrian bridge…

posted 2015-05-11 05:02 by WHBY


Brewers crush Cubs

The Brewers hit three home runs as a team on their way to a 12-4 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday night at Miller Park.  Trailing 3-2 heading to the bottom of the third the Brewers tallied ten runs over…

posted 2015-05-09 21:13:21 by WHBY


DARE officer accused of parking scheme

Brown County officials say three people worked together, to steal more than $10,000 from the county's DARE program. Investigators say Deputy Kevin Vanden Heuvel, the longtime DARE coordinator, and a drug and alcohol abuse counselor skimmed money while they parked…

posted 2015-05-08 13:05 by WHBY

Trestle Trail victim now in fair condition

A victim of the Trestle Trail shooting in Menasha was upgraded to fair condition, at a local hospital. Thirty-two-year-old Erin Stoffel of Neenah was hit by three bullets during Sunday's random shooting. Her 33-year-old husband Jon, and 11-year-old daughter, Olivia,…

posted 2015-05-08 13:04 by WHBY

Body identified as Appleton man

Police now know the identity of the man found in the Fox River, earlier this week. A kayaker discovered 54-year-old Thomas Kelly of Appleton, along the south shoreline, east of the Memorial Drive bridge. Lt. Terry Hammen says they're working…

posted 2015-05-08 13:03 by WHBY

WEDC audit finds some same problems

For the second time in two years, an audit is raising major concerns about the agency Governor Walker formed to help create jobs. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau found that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation didn't require companies to show…

posted 2015-05-08 13:02 by WHBY

Parks naming rights stays in budget

A proposal to sell naming rights for state parks remains in the state budget. The Legislature's budget committee left the door open for the DNR to make deals, but officials don't expect to do anything, at least this year. Democrats…

posted 2015-05-08 13:01 by WHBY

Businesses raise money for cancer research

A number of downtown Appleton businesses are raising money, to fight cancer. Anne Wiegman is a spokeswoman for Appleton Downtown Incorporated. She says it's their ninth annual Giving Hope campaign, and businesses will donate part of their proceeds to cancer…

posted 2015-05-08 13:00 by WHBY

Community gathers to pray after shooting

People in the Fox Cities responded to the Trestle Trail shooting yesterday, by joining together to pray, and remember the victims. Freedom Fellowship Church put on an event for the National Day of Prayer, at Fritse Park in the town…

posted 2015-05-08 05:05 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 15 hours ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago