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2015-09-15

Appleton adding 3rd police dog

Appleton's new police dog will spend the next several weeks training to join the force. Sergeant Dave Lund says Eon and Officer Dave Schneider will be partners, and they're working together in New Mexico. He says Eon will specialize in…

posted 2015-09-15 05:03 by WHBY

Hortonville's new administrator starts job

Hortonville's new administrator is settling into her new job. Diane Wessel started yesterday. She takes over for Patrick Vaile, who resigned early this year, after he was arrested for having child pornography. Wessel spent the past two years working as…

posted 2015-09-15 05:02 by WHBY

Artwork added to Columbus school fence

A school in Appleton is using art to improve the playground. Columbus elementary students created artwork last spring, and it's on display on a fence. Principal Joel Cannon says it's an important gathering place for the neighborhood, and many students…

posted 2015-09-15 05:01 by WHBY

2015-09-14

Kitkowski was victim of Appleton crash

The State Patrol says the motorcyclist killed on Appleton's northside on Sunday was 46-year-old Michael Kitkowski of Appleton. Investigators say the driver of an SUV was turning onto Meade Street, from Northland Avenue, and he pulled in front of Kitkowski.…

posted 2015-09-14 19:20 by WHBY

Overdoses kill more than car crashes

More people are dying from drug overdoses in Wisconsin than car accidents. A report from the state health department shows overdoses claimed nearly 850 lives in 2013. Over 525 people were killed in crashes that year. State health officer Karen…

posted 2015-09-14 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: Walker union announcement not surprising

Governor Walker says he wants to replicate a couple of his state initiatives, on the national level. During a meeting in Nevada today, Walker said he'll push to eliminate federal employee unions, and create a national "Right to Work" law,…

posted 2015-09-14 13:04 by WHBY

New Kaukauna K-9 starts training

The Kaukauna police department's new K-9, along with the dog's handler, are in New Mexico today to start their training. Rocko is an 18-month-old Dutch Shepard, and he'll be paired with Officer Lucas Meyer. Lt. Jamie Graff says Rocko will…

posted 2015-09-14 13:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants governor to pick schools leader

A southeast Wisconsin lawmaker wants the governor to pick the state's superintendent of schools, and a statewide group opposes the idea. Republican Rep. Joe Sanfelippo of New Berlin is proposing a constitutional amendment. He says the current system is popularity…

posted 2015-09-14 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble wants to boost semi weight limits

A Republican from northeast Wisconsin wants to raise the weight limits for semis on interstates. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood introduced a bill to boost the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 91,000. He says some trucks on the roads…

posted 2015-09-14 13:01 by WHBY

Man arrested for killing dogs, setting fire

Green Bay police say a 54-year-old man killed his dogs and set his house on fire yesterday morning. Officers were called to the 1000 block of Klaus Street, on the city's northside, around 7:45 a.m. They say they found eight…

posted 2015-09-14 05:05 by WHBY

Attention hasn't impacted police recruiting yet

The head of a state group says it's tough to tell if the recent attention to police officers around the county will have an affect on recruiting for departments in the state. Jim Palmer is the executive director of the…

posted 2015-09-14 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton school budget in good shape

The school year started almost two weeks ago in Appleton, and things are looking good budget-wise. That's according to district chief financial officer Don Hietpas. He says they expect that the tax levy will increase by less than one percent,…

posted 2015-09-14 05:03 by WHBY

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