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2014-10-31

College Avenue wins national award

Appleton's College Avenue is getting some national recognition. The street won the latest "Great Places" People's Choice award from the American Planning Association. There was an online vote, and Appleton was one of 10 finalists. Mayor Tim Hanna says they…

posted 2014-10-31 15:05 by WHBY

3 arrested in Clintonville-area pot bust

A major marijuana bust in the Clintonville area landed three people in jail. The state Department of Justice says agents found 56 pounds of harvested marijuana at two homes, just outside of the city. Fifty-three-year-old Allan Schubert, 47-year-old Lynn Koszuta,…

posted 2014-10-31 15:04 by WHBY

Final day for in-person absentee voting

Appleton's city clerk is seeing a steady stream of voters coming to City Hall to cast an in-person absentee ballot. Today is the last day for early voting for next Tuesday's election. Clerk Dawn Collins says they've already topped the…

posted 2014-10-31 15:03 by WHBY

More homeless locally, despite state figures

A national report says the number of homeless people in Wisconsin dropped nearly 1 percent over the last year. But that's not what leaders at two local shelters are seeing. Scott Peeples is the executive director of the Fox Valley…

posted 2014-10-31 15:02 by WHBY

Police expect crowds downtown for Halloween

Appleton police are expecting bigger crowds along College Avenue, since Halloween falls on a Friday this year. Sgt. Dave Lund says officers will be around to make sure people don't get too out of control. He says they'll handle the…

posted 2014-10-31 15:01 by WHBY

Sides weigh in on transportation amendment

There are differing views on a proposed constitutional amendment that's on next Tuesday's ballot. The referendum asks voters to ban lawmakers from using money in the transportation fund for other programs. Craig Thompson is the executive director of the Transportation…

posted 2014-10-31 15:00 by WHBY

Local chief impressed with training center

The leader of the Grand Chute police department says Fox Valley Technical College's public safety training center will be a great asset for the community. Police Chief Greg Peterson toured the facility yesterday. He says the center's "River City" allows…

posted 2014-10-31 05:05 by WHBY

-- Photo gallery of FVTC training center

Photo gallery of FVTC's public safety training center

posted 2014-10-31 05:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout expected to be 57%

About 2-1/2 million Wisconsin voters are expected to go to the polls next Tuesday. Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy says that's a turnout of nearly 57 percent. He says that would be very good for a gubernatorial election. Kennedy…

posted 2014-10-31 05:03 by WHBY

Walker lays out priorities for another term

Election Day is just four days away, and Governor Walker is talking about what he would do, during a second term in office. He'll meet Democratic challenger Mary Burke next Tuesday. Walker says he wants to reduce income and property…

posted 2014-10-31 05:02 by WHBY

Trick or Treat hours set for Appleton

Kids all over the area will be trick-or-treating this afternoon, and Appleton police are asking them, and drivers, to keep safety in mind. Trick or Treat hours in Appleton run from p.m. until 8 p.m. Sgt. Dave Lund says kids,…

posted 2014-10-31 05:01 by WHBY

Blood Center opens new building

The Community Blood Center is opening a new garage and warehouse facility, next to its main building, in Grand Chute. The non-profit group collects donations for hospitals in the region. President and CEO John Hagins says they'll be much more…

posted 2014-10-31 05:00 by WHBY

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