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2016-01-29

Protest planned in Manitowoc for Avery, Dassey

There's a protest planned in Manitowoc this morning, in response to the Netflix series Making a Murderer. Organizers say they'll be supporting Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Separate juries convicted them of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Capt. Larry…

posted 2016-01-29 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton police target distracted drivers

Appleton police went after distracted drivers, during an afternoon sting earlier this week. The department used undercover officers, in unmarked vehicles, to watch for people using their cell phones. They would then call uniformed officers to make traffic stops. Capt.…

posted 2016-01-29 05:02 by WHBY

Grant gives firefighters new tent for breaks

Firefighters in Outagamie County will have a new place to go, when they need a break, at a fire scene. Crews shuffle in-and-out when there's a major incident, because they have to rest periodically. Deputy Chief Gene Reese of the…

posted 2016-01-29 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-28

Third child dies from Sheboygan Falls fire

Authorities say a third child is now dead, following a Tuesday night house fire in Sheboygan Falls. 11-year-old Natalie Martin died after she went back into the house, after rescuing her nine-year-old sister. She became trapped upstairs with her seven-year-old…

posted 2016-01-28 17:06 by WHBY

Fire destroys Kaukauna home

A house in Kaukauna is a total loss, following a fire that started late Thursday morning. Assistant fire chief Chad Gerrits says crews went to the 400 block of Depot Street, around 11 a.m. and they saw thick black smoke…

posted 2016-01-28 17:05 by WHBY

Group finds record number of homeless on streets

Search groups found five homeless people living on the streets in the Fox Cities overnight. Homeless Connections brought together 75 staffers and volunteers to count the homeless population. The total of five is a record for the group's winter count.…

posted 2016-01-28 17:04 by WHBY

Vet service officer opposes possible changes

Outagamie County's veterans service officer doesn't want state lawmakers to make changes to the way veterans get access to many of the benefits they've earned. A proposal would allow an officer to cover more than one county. Another would remove…

posted 2016-01-28 17:03 by WHBY

Police release name of Oshkosh crash victim

Police say the pedestrian hit by a pickup truck, on the south side of Oshkosh yesterday morning, was 78-year-old Wayne Stearns. They say he was crossing W. 20th Avenue, at Montana Street, around 6:30 a.m. A 40-year-old Oshkosh man was driving…

posted 2016-01-28 17:02 by WHBY

Memory Project benefits from United Way

A group that helps people with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, along with their caregivers, is one of the programs that will benefit from the United Way Fox Cities. United Way leaders announced last night that they'll reach their $8.3 million…

posted 2016-01-28 17:01 by WHBY

Valley New School holds open house

A charter school in downtown Appleton held an open house this morning to mark National School Choice Week. Valley New School is on the second floor of City Center Plaza, and it's one of the school district's 15 charters. The…

posted 2016-01-28 17:00 by WHBY

United Way meets fundraising goal

The numbers are still coming in for the annual fundraising campaign by the United Way Fox Cities, but the non-profit will meet its goal. Executive director Peter Kelly says they set out to raise $8.3 million. He says the money…

posted 2016-01-28 05:05 by WHBY

Habitat, Rebuilding Together join forces

The Fox Cities chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together Fox Cities, will start working much more closely together. Both non-profits are trying to help people improve their homes. Rebuilding Together executive director Shannon Weigman says right now, some…

posted 2016-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

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