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Supreme Court throws out robbery conviction

The state Supreme Court is siding with a Menasha robbery suspect, and throwing out his conviction. 53-year-old Myron Dillard was sentenced to 25 years in prison, after he reached a deal with prosecutors, but the high court will let him…

posted 2014-11-26 13:05 by WHBY

Ribble: Jordan a key ally against Islamic State

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin says he left a meeting with Jordan's king, feeling good about a key ally in the Middle East, in the war on terror. Congressman Reid Ribble recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan, Jordan, and…

posted 2014-11-26 13:04 by WHBY

Church offering Thanksgiving meal again

A church is stepping up again this year to offer a free Thanksgiving Day dinner in the Fox Cities. Christ the Rock will serve people at Monarch Gardens, in Grand Chute, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Pastor Joel…

posted 2014-11-26 13:03 by WHBY

Analyst predicts 'hot' holiday toys

Some old favorites are making a return on the list of this year's hot holiday toys. Retail consultant Doug Johnson says they include Barbie dolls, furbies, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Tickle Me Elmo. But, Johnson says a trend toward electronic…

posted 2014-11-26 13:02 by WHBY

Schraa to join budget committee

A lawmaker from Oshkosh will sit on the Legislature's powerful budget committee next session. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos named Rep. Michael Schraa, and five other Republicans, to the Joint Finance Committee. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette will return as a…

posted 2014-11-26 13:01 by WHBY

Procedure helps with acid reflux

Some suffers of acid reflux are able to turn to an emerging type of surgery to help deal with the problem. The LINX system is made up of a small band of titanium beads, and it helps strengthen muscles at…

posted 2014-11-26 13:00 by WHBY

Christmas Parade kicks off holiday season

Tens of thousands of people braved a chilly night to watch Appleton's Christmas Parade. Djuanna Hugdahl of Appleton Downtown Incorporated was one of the organizers. She says the McMahon Group won the award in the Best Commercial category, with a…

posted 2014-11-26 05:05 by WHBY

Survey finds holiday shopping to drop

Spending could be down this holiday season. A poll from the Credit Union National Association says 33 percent plan to spend less than last year, and only 10 percent say they'll buy more Christmas presents. Wisconsin Credit Union League spokeswoman…

posted 2014-11-26 05:04 by WHBY

Mother of murder victim sues Luna Lounge

The owners of a nightclub in downtown Appleton are facing a wrongful death suit, nearly one year after a shooting. Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Richards of Green Bay died after he was shot in the head, inside Luna Lounge, and his mother…

posted 2014-11-26 05:03 by WHBY

Ribble visits troops, leaders in Middle East

Wisconsin soldiers are helping Afghanistan authorities learn how to fight the Taliban, and stabilize their country. That's the assessment of Congressman Reid Ribble, after he visited the Middle East. The Sherwood Republican says under the guidance of U.S. troops, the…

posted 2014-11-26 05:02 by WHBY

Board nixes town-wide vote on incorporation

There won't be an advisory referendum on the ballot next April, on the possible incorporation of the west side of the town of Menasha. The town board voted 3-2, against the town-wide vote. If a incorporation proposal moves forward, only…

posted 2014-11-26 05:01 by WHBY


DNR boasts 22K new or returning hunters

The early numbers are down for the deer kill in this year's gun hunting season, but there are a lot of new hunters in the woods. The DNR says 22,000 people bought their first hunting license this year, or their…

posted 2014-11-25 13:05 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago