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2015-02-24

Menasha home damaged by fire

A fire caused major damage at a house in Menasha last night. Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue went to the home, in the 600 block of Racine Street, around 8:30 p.m. Investigators think an electrical issue, in the attic, sparked…

posted 2015-02-24 13:03 by WHBY

CASA of the Fox Cites nears milestone

A non-profit group that pairs adult volunteers with abused and neglected children in Outagamie County started helping kids nearly one year ago. CASA of the Fox Cities currently has 33 court-appointed special advocates to support children through the court process.…

posted 2015-02-24 13:02 by WHBY

Environmental group opposes DNR change

A group that works closely with outdoor enthusiasts is speaking out against part of Governor Walker's proposed budget. The provision would strip the power of the Natural Resources Board. Right now, that panel sets the rules for conservation efforts, and…

posted 2015-02-24 13:01 by WHBY

Former EPA official visits Appleton

An energy expert, and former No. 2 official at the EPA, made a stop in Appleton today. Win Porter worked for the agency, under the Reagan and Bush administrations, and he spoke at a Rotary Club meeting. Porter focused on…

posted 2015-02-24 13:00 by WHBY

Expo center vote may come soon

There might be a vote on the downtown expo center project by the city council next week. The community and economic development committee wants members to make a decision on the proposed land deal with Outagamie County. The recommendation came…

posted 2015-02-24 05:05 by WHBY

City ownership hot topic of expo meeting

The city of Appleton's ownership and liability for a proposed downtown expo center was one of the topics of last night's special meeting. The plans call for the city to own the facility, through the Appleton Redevelopment Authority. The city…

posted 2015-02-24 05:04 by WHBY

Boyd insanity trial starts

The woman accused of shooting a co-worker at a Neenah Walmart will be in court today. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd is already convicted of attempted murder, for shooting Sharon Goffard in July of 2013. She entered a no-contest plea last week…

posted 2015-02-24 05:03 by WHBY

Work starts on ThedaCare Cancer Center

Construction crews are starting work on a $44 million cancer center on Appleton's northeast side. ThedaCare officials are planning to open the facility, in the early part of next year. Dr. Matthias Weiss says it will improve patient care by…

posted 2015-02-24 05:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna city project could start in spring

Several years after first studying the idea, construction could start in the spring to expand Kaukauna's Municipal Services Building. Mayor Gene Rosin says an engineering firm is working on the designs, and they could ask for bids in the middle…

posted 2015-02-24 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-23

Union leader ready for 'right-to-work' fight

Union leaders gathered in Madison this morning, to speak out against a right-to-work bill that Senate Republicans plan to approve later this week. Phil Neuenfeldt is the president of the AFL-CIO's Wisconsin chapter. He says all workers would be hurt…

posted 2015-02-23 13:05 by WHBY

Senate Democrats not planning to leave state

Democrats won't be heading for the state line, to delay a vote on the right-to-work bill. During the fight over Governor Walker's collective bargaining law, Democratic senators went to Illinois. Sen. Dave Hansen says that won't happen this time. Republicans…

posted 2015-02-23 13:04 by WHBY

Expo center meeting tonight

Members of Appleton's city council will get a chance to learn more about the plans for a downtown expo center tonight. Ald. Peter Stueck is holding a special meeting at City Hall. He says the community and economic development committee…

posted 2015-02-23 13:03 by WHBY

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