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2014-12-05

Winnebago Co. abduction team forming

By next spring, a special Winnebago County team plans to be ready to respond quickly to child abductions. Town of Menasha police officer Jason Weber says the team formed about a year ago, and there are about 100 members. He…

posted 2014-12-05 05:02 by WHBY

'Mamma Mia!' & 'Annie' coming to PAC

A familiar musical is returning to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, along with a new production of a classic story. Mamma Mia! will be in downtown Appleton for the weekend of February 27-March 1. Tickets go on sale this…

posted 2014-12-05 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-04

Murder suspect to stand trial

The suspect in a town of Menasha murder will stand trial. Forty-two-year-old Sean Oehlke waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning, in the death of a 68-year-old man. Police say William Summers was killed in a "burglary gone…

posted 2014-12-04 13:05 by WHBY

Senate to take up right-to-work bill

It looks like the Legislature will take up a right-to-work bill, early next year. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today that he plans to consider the issue, during the first few weeks of the new legislative session. It…

posted 2014-12-04 13:04 by WHBY

Former Neenah power plant coming down

A power plant along the shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts, will come down. The Fox Valley Energy Center closed in July of last year. Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert says the city reached a deal with the plant's owners,…

posted 2014-12-04 13:03 by WHBY

Bid made for Neenah hotel

A hotel auction that ended yesterday also included the major hotel in downtown Neenah. The group of investors that owns the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, also bought the Radisson Paper Valley hotel, nearly two years ago. The bid for the Riverwalk…

posted 2014-12-04 13:02 by WHBY

Oneida Nation teen attends national conference

A northeast Wisconsin teen was one of 36 Native American representatives from across the country, at a conference in Washington D.C. yesterday. Shelby Siebers was a youth ambassador, for the Oneida Nation, at the White House Tribal Nations Conference. The…

posted 2014-12-04 13:01 by WHBY

WISPIRG lists dangerous toys

A group is warning holiday shoppers about potentially dangerous toys. WISPIRG releases is "Trouble in Toyland" report every year. Spokesman Peter Skopec says some of them are choking hazards, or excessively loud. He says others contain unsafe levels of lead…

posted 2014-12-04 13:00 by WHBY

Bid for Paper Valley hotel is $17.6 mil

The auction for a downtown Appleton hotel drew a top bid of over $17.5 million. Bidding for the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel started at $7.5 million, and by the time the auction closed, the highest bid was $17.6 million. The…

posted 2014-12-04 05:05 by WHBY

Group to open special needs day care soon

Parents of some special needs students in the Fox Valley are thrilled that a day care that they've relied upon, will return soon. When Haven of Hope in Little Chute abruptly closed in August, a group of parents worked to…

posted 2014-12-04 05:04 by WHBY

Ribble pushes for college savings change

A lawmaker from Sherwood says he wants to make sure college savings accounts don't keep low-income families from getting the federal help they need. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble says right now, having as little as $2,000 in a 529 college…

posted 2014-12-04 05:03 by WHBY

Council delays vote on expo center site

Appleton's city council will wait two weeks, before taking up a land deal for the site of the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Members voted unanimously to put the issue on hold. Outagamie County agreed several months ago to sell…

posted 2014-12-04 05:02 by WHBY

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