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2016-01-20

GOP leader predicts lower budget surplus

A Republican leader says the state won't likely have as much money left over at the end of the current budget cycle, as originally thought. Early projections anticipated a surplus, of about $150 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says…

posted 2016-01-20 13:00 by WHBY

Local group supports crackdown on 'johns'

The state's attorney general is putting "johns" on notice, that the fight against human trafficking is also focusing on people who patronize prostitutes. Connie Campbell of 5 Stones says lowering the demand for prostitutes is an important part of fighting…

posted 2016-01-20 12:59 by WHBY

Police investigate Appleton man's death

Appleton police say a man found dead, outside of his house yesterday afternoon, was in poor health, and they're investigating whether the cold weather was a factor. Someone spotted the 71-year-old man in his yard, in the 600 block of…

posted 2016-01-20 12:58 by WHBY

Police: No arrests yet in Kimberly stabbing

Fox Valley Metro police now say they haven't arrested anyone, at this point, for a stabbing in Kimberly. They say two men were fighting, at a duplex in the 200 block of Eugene Court, around 2 p.m. yesterday. A 30-year-old…

posted 2016-01-20 12:57 by WHBY

Walker delivers State of the State speech

Governor Walker says he's worked to improve the job market in the state, lower taxes, and provide training for potential workers. Those were some of his main points from last night's State of the State address. He says the UW…

posted 2016-01-20 05:05 by WHBY

Democratic lawmaker reacts to speech

An Appleton Democrat is weighing in on Governor Walker's speech. Rep. Amanda Stuck charges that some of the statistics about job creation were "cherry picked." She says there was no mention of the large amount of mass layoffs last year.…

posted 2016-01-20 05:04 by WHBY

Heroin dealer gets 5 yrs in prison

An Appleton man will spend five years in prison for selling a particularly strong batch of heroin. Twenty-two-year-old DeWayne Farris received his sentence in Outagamie County court yesterday, one month after he entered no contest pleas to two counts of…

posted 2016-01-20 05:03 by WHBY

District: Students benefiting from referendum

All of the referendum projects for the Appleton school district are now finished, and an official is talking about the impact that they're having. Chief Financial Officer Don Hietpas says the science renovations at East high school, and the middle…

posted 2016-01-20 05:02 by WHBY

Longtime bakery employee turns 82

An Appleton bakery helped a longtime employee celebrate her birthday yesterday. Eighty-two-year-old Marion Helein has worked at Simple Simon Bakery for 30 years, and she still works there on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Her primary role is to serve customers,…

posted 2016-01-20 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-19

Prof previews State of the State speech

Don't expect to hear any controversial new proposals during tonight's State of the State speech. That's the feeling of Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober. He says Governor Walker doesn't want to make too many waves, during an important…

posted 2016-01-19 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton referendum projects complete

The Appleton school district recently finished the final project that was part of a referendum that voters approved, almost two years ago. District Chief Financial Officer Don Hietpas says they completed the last window replacement, to improve energy efficiency. He…

posted 2016-01-19 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha unveils city promotional video

The city of Menasha is trying to draw attention to its waterfront access. Mayor Don Merkes says they created a promotional video that's posted on the city's website. It highlights Lake Winnebago, the Fox River, and Little Lake Butte des…

posted 2016-01-19 13:03 by WHBY

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