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2014-11-18

Fire repairs complete at Preble high school

Repairs at a Green Bay school, damaged by an August fire, are now complete. Preble high school officially reopened its field house, where the fire started, today. Athletic Director Dan Retzki says the athletic department was hit the hardest by…

posted 2014-11-18 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah city council considering budget

The Neenah city council will debate Mayor Dean Kaufert's first budget tonight. Kaufert says he feels he kept spending in check...with a one-point-three percent levy increase. He says that will lead to an increase of about $14 on the property…

posted 2014-11-18 13:02 by WHBY

UW-O students competing for business prize

Ten UW-Oshkosh students will face a panel of judges tonight, as they try to convince them to fund their startup company. Jordan Rhodes is the director of the school's center for entrepreneurship and innovation. He says the contest is structured…

posted 2014-11-18 13:01 by WHBY

College Ave. businesses decorating windows

Avenue of Lights is the theme for this year's Appleton Christmas parade, and it's also the theme of the third annual downtown window decorating contest. Appleton Downtown Incorporated spokeswoman Anne Wiegman says voting is now open for the people's choice…

posted 2014-11-18 13:00 by WHBY

Transportation funding a big budget issue

Debate is already starting on what could be the toughest part of the next state budget, transportation funding. Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb wants an extra $750 million to deal with increasing costs and lower gas tax revenue. He wants to…

posted 2014-11-18 05:05 by WHBY

Pope Francis coming to U.S.

The Vatican confirmed, yesterday, that Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. next year. Officials say he'll attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The papal visit is expected to include Washington and New York, but a Marquette University…

posted 2014-11-18 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna garage damaged in fire

Firefighters were able to save a house in Kaukauna yesterday, after the attached garage caught fire. Assistant chief Craig Schneider says they were called to the blaze on Fenway Court, early in the afternoon. He says several of the roof…

posted 2014-11-18 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton firefighters distributing coats

200 kids from low-income families are getting new winter coats, from Appleton firefighters. This is the second year that the firefighters union is participating in the "Operation Warm" program. Firefighter Steve Unruh says they collected about $5,600 in donations to…

posted 2014-11-18 05:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. discussing new park

A new park in Outagamie County is still at least a couple of years away, but a group met yesterday to talk about the idea. Loren Dieck is the county's parks director. He says they don't have a site picked…

posted 2014-11-18 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-17

Omro police refer charges for overdose death

Police in Omro want a 34-year-old Omro man to face a charge of first-degree reckless homicide, for the overdose death of a 21-year-old man. Andrew Hansen was found dead in an Oshkosh motel on October 10th. Authorities believe the 34-year-old…

posted 2014-11-17 15:00 by WHBY

Sen. Cowles doubts new hybrid fee will pass

A northeast Wisconsin senator says the state transportation secretary's plan to increase his budget by $750 million is going to be a tough sell. Secretary Mark Gottlieb says the agency needs to money to keep up with road maintenance and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:05 by WHBY

Home sales up significantly in October

October was a good month for home sales in Wisconsin. Home sales typically start to drop in October, as the winter approaches, but a report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows that they were up by 9.6 percent last month,…

posted 2014-11-17 13:04 by WHBY

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