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2014-05-30

Neurologist supports concussion research

A local neurologist agrees with President Obama's call for more study of how concussions, and other sports head injuries, impact children. Dr. Kelley Parnell of the Neuroscience Group says concussions weren't taken very seriously by many people in the medical…

posted 2014-05-30 13:05 by WHBY

G.C. chair backs stance on Northern Inn

The leader of Grand Chute is on board with the police department's stand, on the Northern Inn. Police are enforcing zoning codes that ban people from living in hotels on a long-term basis. Town chair Dave Schowalter says their inspectors…

posted 2014-05-30 13:04 by WHBY

Last day for Appleton Christian School

After 27 years, a private school in Kimberly will close its doors today. Appleton Christian School leaders announced last month that they're shutting down because of financial issues and declining enrollment. Administrator James Meyer says it's a pretty emotional day…

posted 2014-05-30 13:03 by WHBY

DNR trying to help walleye compete with bass

The DNR is trying to find out why bass are faring better than walleye, in many northern Wisconsin lakes. Gretchen Hansen is a fisheries researcher for the agency. She says during the past 25 years, they've noticed a shift in…

posted 2014-05-30 13:02 by WHBY

Man killed in Ellington farm accident

Outagamie County authorities say a 72-year-old man died yesterday in an accident at a town of Ellington farm. First responders went to the farm in the 4300 block of Mayflower Road around 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Authorities say the man was…

posted 2014-05-30 13:01 by WHBY

Health care grants to help rural, underserved spots

The state is providing $3 million to help meet health care needs in rural and underserved areas. Karen McKeown is an administrator for the division of public health. She says six providers will set up Graduate Medical Education programs, to…

posted 2014-05-30 13:00 by WHBY

Groups to launch anti-obesity effort

Stakeholders from three counties have been talking about how to deal with obesity, for over a year, and they're ready to launch an initiative to fight the growing problem. Peter Kelly of the United Way Fox Cities has been involved…

posted 2014-05-30 05:05 by WHBY

Cancer Society applauds tanning bed warnings

Tanning bed manufacturers will have to include a cancer warning on their products, under a rule passed yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration. A cancer advocacy group says it's a good move. Sara Sahli of the American Cancer Society's…

posted 2014-05-30 05:04 by WHBY

Official clears up license plate holder issue

There's some confusion over the laws that cover license plate frames, and a State Patrol official is trying to clear up the issue. Earlier this week, a state trooper commented that nearly all of the frames, including those from dealerships,…

posted 2014-05-30 05:03 by WHBY

Dyer retiring from Outagamie Co. bench

A longtime judge in Outagamie County is going to retire. Judge Dee Dyer spent 26 years on the bench, in Branch 6. He says before that, he spent six years in the Winnebago County district attorney's office. He says over…

posted 2014-05-30 05:02 by WHBY

Retreat center now in hands of non-profit

A former retreat center along the Fox River in Appleton is now officially in the hands of a non-profit group. The Fox River Environmental Education Alliance closed on its deal to buy the Monte Alverno property a couple of weeks…

posted 2014-05-30 05:01 by WHBY

2014-05-29

Official: Local vets not having big VA issues

The national VA scandal is getting plenty of attention, but a local veterans services officer isn't hearing of any big problems in northeast Wisconsin. Robert Stone of Winnebago County's agency says there is a high demand for health care services,…

posted 2014-05-29 13:05 by WHBY

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