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2015-09-25

Volunteers building learning trail at park

Volunteers will build an educational trail at a park in Menasha tomorrow. The Born Learning Trail is a United Way Fox Cities program and the Menasha Corporation Foundation is sponsoring a new one at Smith Park. Pierce Smith says signs…

posted 2015-09-25 16:57 by WHBY

Big crowd expected for Octoberfest

Octoberfest returns to downtown Appleton tomorrow morning. About 100,000 people are expected along College Avenue to check out the food, music, and beer. Organizer Joy Sams says it's also a big fundraiser for community groups. She says some of them…

posted 2015-09-25 05:05 by WHBY

Police prepared for Octoberfest

Appleton police will be out-and-about in the downtown for Octoberfest tomorrow. Sgt. Dave Lund says they bring in extra officers for the event. He says over the years, they've developed a pretty good plan for the event. Lund says officers…

posted 2015-09-25 05:04 by WHBY

Improvements made to asylum cemetery

The names of those buried at the Outagamie County Insane Asylum cemetery are now on display, as part of a two-year project. For years, the cemetery wasn't marked, and a group came forward to make improvements. The individual graves are…

posted 2015-09-25 05:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities lawmakers push state job changes

Changes could be coming to the way the state government hires workers. A pair of Republican lawmakers from northeast Wisconsin also want to make it easier to fire people. Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek and Sen. Roger Roth…

posted 2015-09-25 05:02 by WHBY

Assembly cuts off Planned Parenthood grant

Majority Republicans in the Assembly took a step yesterday to deny federal funding from Planned Parenthood. They voted 60-35 to block the group from receiving money from the federal government, through what's known as a Title X grant. Democratic Rep.…

posted 2015-09-25 05:01 by WHBY

2015-09-24

Ribble on hand to see Pope Francis

Pope Francis became the first top leader of the Catholic church to speak to Congress, and a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin was there to see it this morning. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says the Pope gave a little…

posted 2015-09-24 13:05 by WHBY

Kits will help in response to active shooters

The Brown County sheriff's department has a new tool to help in the response to active shooters, and other major incidents. Capt. Dan Sandberg says they have four emergency kits that can be used to coordinate police, fire, and emergency…

posted 2015-09-24 13:04 by WHBY

Jacque: Support is there for fetal tissue bill

One of the authors of the proposal to ban research in the state, using fetal tissue, believes he has enough support in the Assembly. Republican Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere is responding to comments that Speaker Robin Vos made…

posted 2015-09-24 13:03 by WHBY

Doctor raises concerns about e-cigs

A local doctor says he's concerned about the chemicals that are released in e-cigarettes. Dr. Adam Olson is with ThedaCare Physicians-Darboy. He says the devices are often made overseas, so their quality levels can be inconsistent. Olson says the vapor…

posted 2015-09-24 13:02 by WHBY

Water usage down 5% in state

Water use in Wisconsin homes declined by almost five percent last year. A report from the state's Public Service Commission shows on average, residential customers used 48,000 gallons in 2014. The agency's Denise Schmidt says once again, June, July, and…

posted 2015-09-24 13:01 by WHBY

Walker tells donors of future plans

Governor Walker won't leave for a cabinet post, if a Republican becomes the next president. That's what he told donors yesterday. He says he'll finish his current term as governor, and he hasn't decided if he's going to run again…

posted 2015-09-24 05:05 by WHBY

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