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2014-10-09

Pinot's Palette opens in former Conkey's

The former Conkey's Bookstore in downtown Appleton is officially a painting studio. Mari Kessenich opened a Pinot's Palette franchise this month. She held an open house, and ribbon cutting ceremony, yesterday. Kessenich says they host classes for couples and groups,…

posted 2014-10-09 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-08

Police find suspected drug lab

A marijuana bust on Appleton's southside turned into something much more for police. Lt. Brad Dunlap is the head of the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says they went to a home in the 1100 block of E. Sylvan…

posted 2014-10-08 13:05 by WHBY

Flu season starting early

The flu season is getting off to an early start in Wisconsin. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist for the state's health services department. He says eight people have had to go to a hospital, with influenza, since mid-September. Haupt says…

posted 2014-10-08 13:04 by WHBY

PARTY at the PAC focuses on texting

An annual event for high school students is focusing on the dangers of texting and driving this year. ThedaCare is hosting more than 5,000 students today and tomorrow, at the PARTY at the PAC, in downtown Appleton. Dr. David Schultz…

posted 2014-10-08 13:03 by WHBY

EAB found in heart of the northwoods

A beetle that's wiped out ash tree populations in several parts of the country, is now in the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods. Jim Dick is a spokesman for the state's department of ag, trade, and consumer protection. He says the…

posted 2014-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

Public meeting on Broadway/Riverside Dr.

The DOT is going to rebuild a busy street, south of Green Bay, and planners are holding a meeting on the project tonight. The work on Broadway and Riverside Drive will stretch for about 3-1/2 miles, from Randall Avenue in…

posted 2014-10-08 13:01 by WHBY

Matthews joins anti-domestic violence effort

A member of the Green Bay Packers hopes to encourage teens to talk to each other, if they're in an abusive relationship. Linebacker Clay Matthews was on-hand yesterday when Verizon Wireless gave End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin a $100,000 grant. The…

posted 2014-10-08 05:05 by WHBY

AAA: Hands-free devices still distracting

Research by AAA found that drivers can still be distracted, if they're using hands-free and voice-activated systems, in their vehicles. Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the quality of the voice-recognition software can make a difference. Jarmusz says drivers become more…

posted 2014-10-08 05:04 by WHBY

First Lady returns to Wis. for Burke

First Lady Michelle Obama made her second trip to Wisconsin in eight days yesterday, to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor. She told supporters in downtown Madison that young voters can make a big difference in the race between…

posted 2014-10-08 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton man starts special license plate

A new speciality license plate, featuring the motto "In God We Trust," will now be on cars in Wisconsin, and an Appleton man was the driving force behind it. David Hinds approached Rep. Dean Kaufert of Neenah about the idea,…

posted 2014-10-08 05:02 by WHBY

Walk to School Day having impact

There's a campaign to encourage kids to walk to school, and the leader of a regional program believes the message is starting to take hold. Melissa Kraemer Badtke is the Safe Routes to School coordinator. She says some parents have…

posted 2014-10-08 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-07

Senate candidates prepare for home stretch

The candidates running for a state Senate seat are getting ready for the final push, with four weeks left in the campaign. There hasn't been a lot of attention paid to the 19th district race, but that will likely change…

posted 2014-10-07 15:05 by WHBY

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