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2016-01-18

Sturgeon season less than a month away

Sturgeon spearers will be out on Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, in less than a month. The DNR announced that the system-wide harvest cap for adult females will rise by about 70 fish, to 950. Fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs…

posted 2016-01-18 13:00 by WHBY

River search to continue for missing man

A 39-year-old man went missing in Winnebago County over the weekend, and divers are searching the Fox River. The sheriff's department's dive team was in the water yesterday, and Saturday, in the town of Rushford. The man was reported missing late…

posted 2016-01-18 05:05 by WHBY

LU students giving back on MLK Day

About 350 Lawrence University students, staff, and alumni will be working on a variety of service projects today to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Kristi Hill is the Appleton school's director of volunteer and community service programs. She says about…

posted 2016-01-18 05:04 by WHBY

IRS 'Free File' system up & running

People can start filing their taxes through the IRS website. The agency launched its Free File system, and spokesman Christopher Miller says more companies are also offering to submit state returns for free. He says they usually see two busy…

posted 2016-01-18 05:03 by WHBY

Gambling hotline nearly set record in 2015

A group that runs a gambling hotline in the state had a busy year in 2015. Rose Gruber is the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. She says they received nearly 15,000 calls last year, and that's…

posted 2016-01-18 05:02 by WHBY

Donald, 2 others to meet in high court primary

There's a race for a spot on the state Supreme Court, and one of the three candidates is a judge in Milwaukee County. Joe Donald says he would be a fair and impartial justice. He says he wants to help…

posted 2016-01-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-15

Police post video of Walgreens robber

Appleton police are releasing a video of the robbery at Walgreens on the city's north side from Wednesday morning. They're hoping someone can help identify the suspect from the holdup on W. Northland Avenue. The video is on the WHBY Facebook…

posted 2016-01-15 13:05 by WHBY

School leader doesn't want concealed gun change

The head of the Appleton school district wants lawmakers to leave the issue of concealed guns in schools alone. There's a proposal to let concealed carry permit holders bring guns onto school grounds. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said yesterday…

posted 2016-01-15 13:04 by WHBY

Work progressing on Menasha tower

The new office tower in downtown Menasha is expected to open in May. Mayor Don Merkes says construction is progressing well, thanks in part to the mild December weather. A new parking ramp on Broad Street will also be ready,…

posted 2016-01-15 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton launches new Citizens Academy

People will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city of Appleton's services, through a new program. Mayor Tim Hanna says they're going to hold a Citizens Academy, covering a variety of departments. He says they're…

posted 2016-01-15 13:02 by WHBY

Menasha woman wins Fairest of the Fairs

A 20-year-old Menasha woman is this year's Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. Gloria Kesler won the Calumet County contest last summer. She competed this week against 38 other contestants, from county and district fairs, throughout the state. Kesler says it…

posted 2016-01-15 13:01 by WHBY

DNR holding Free Fishing Weekend

People can try out ice fishing this weekend, without having to get a license. It's the DNR's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday. DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs says people need to bring the proper equipment, and keep…

posted 2016-01-15 13:00 by WHBY

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