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2016-02-18

Appleton extends deal with expo firm

The city of Appleton is sticking with a consulting firm to work out the details of borrowing money to build an expo center in the downtown. The city council agreed to a contract with Hinshaw and Culbertson for a $240,000…

posted 2016-02-18 05:02 by WHBY

Hwy. JJ decision delayed

There will be more talks about the possible designs for a segment of Highway JJ, by Appleton North high school. Appleton's city council sent the issue back to the municipal services committee last night. Engineers, nearby businesses, and school district…

posted 2016-02-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-17

1 hurt in Freedom fire & explosion

A shed was destroyed, in an explosion and fire, this morning, on Freedom's east side. Fire Chief Mark Green says one person was taken to a hospital, and he doesn't know the extent of the injuries. The call came in…

posted 2016-02-17 14:00 by WHBY

High court race could be partisan battle

The race for state Supreme Court is in place, and a political science professor says the setup is familiar. Justice Rebecca Bradley will square off against state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg on April 5. Lawrence University professor Arnold Shober…

posted 2016-02-17 13:05 by WHBY

SOAR Fox Cities starting I.T. pilot

A non-profit that helps the developmentally disabled is starting a program to train people to work in the information technology field. Sonia Barham is the executive director of SOAR Fox Cities. She says high-functioning people with autism can pay close…

posted 2016-02-17 13:04 by WHBY

5 hurt in crash by Outagamie, Brown Co. line

Five people were hurt in a rollover crash this morning, near the Outagamie and Brown County line. Sgt. Luke Newman of the State Patrol says the driver of an SUV ran a stop sign, and hit a car, at the…

posted 2016-02-17 13:03 by WHBY

Bill targeting repeat OWIs heads to Walker

The state is a step closer to putting stricter penalties in place for repeat drunk drivers. The Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill last night, and it's headed to Governor Walker's desk. The proposal would make all fourth offenses a felony, and…

posted 2016-02-17 13:02 by WHBY

Rear-facing car seat bill goes to Senate

Kids under two years old would have to ride in a rear-facing car seat, under a proposal that cleared a hurdle last night. The Assembly signed off on the rule change, and that sends the bill to the Senate. Republican…

posted 2016-02-17 13:01 by WHBY

PAC issues annual report

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center drew almost 200,000 visitors in its previous season. President Maria Van Laanen is releasing the report on the 2014-15 season. She says they met their budget projections. The downtown Appleton venue hosted 358 events,…

posted 2016-02-17 06:00 by WHBY

-- Local election results

Menasha Mayor Don Merkes (I)  44% ** Chris Klein  30% ** James Taylor  26% Neenah school board (Top six advance) Lauri Asbury  18% ** Jean Maurice Boyer (I)  17% ** Jeff Spoehr (I)  15% ** Christopher Kunz (I)  15% **…

posted 2016-02-17 05:06 by WHBY

Ballot in place for state Supreme Court

The Senate passed a proposal last night to ban someone from being a county executive, while serving in the Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald admitted that he introduced the bill, in part, because of a potential Democratic candidate. Winnebago…

posted 2016-02-17 05:05 by WHBY

Hotel planned for RiverHeath

A hotel could be coming to the riverfront in Appleton. Mark Geall is the developer of the RiverHeath project. He says they want to build a 95-room Courtyard by Marriott, along the Fox River. Geall says it's a great spot…

posted 2016-02-17 05:04 by WHBY

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