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2014-12-02

GOP to address mental health issues

Improving access to mental health care will be a priority for the Assembly, again next year. Incoming Majority Leader Jim Steineke says they made several improvements last session, but more work is needed. The Vandenbroek Republican says they formed a…

posted 2014-12-02 13:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna pedestrian hurt in accident

A 63-year-old Kaukauna man has life-threatening injuries, after he was hit by a car yesterday afternoon. Kaukauna police were called to the corner of Crooks Avenue and E. 3rd Street, around 3:15 p.m. The man was taken to Theda Clark…

posted 2014-12-02 13:02 by WHBY

Group adds live chat to help gamblers

If people are having trouble with gambling, there's now an online option to get help. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling already has a 24-hour hotline, and the group is complementing that with a live chat feature on its website.…

posted 2014-12-02 13:01 by WHBY

DOT talking about Hwy. 45 project

The DOT wants to resurface a portion of Highway 45, south of New London, and make a number of improvements. The agency is holding a meeting this afternoon, to talk about the plans. Mark Steidl is the project manager for…

posted 2014-12-02 13:00 by WHBY

Man charged with homicide by driving drunk

A Neenah man is in custody on a $100,000 bond, for a deadly crash in Kaukauna. Forty-five-year-old Lonzo Dixon is charged with homicide by driving drunk, in the death of 44-year-old Heidi Jetty of Winneconne. Court records say Dixon hit…

posted 2014-12-02 05:05 by WHBY

Former CSO sentenced in sex assault case

A former community service officer in Appleton is going to jail for four months in a sexual assault case. Nineteen-year-old Tyler Jochman found out his fate yesterday, in Outagamie County court, for having sexual contact with 15- and 17-year-old girls.…

posted 2014-12-02 05:04 by WHBY

Gun deer season safest on record

This year's nine-day gun deer hunting season set a safety record. Jon King is the DNR's hunter education administrator. He says there were three gun-related injuries, and none of them were fatal. King says they believe hunters are paying more…

posted 2014-12-02 05:03 by WHBY

Names released from deadly crash

Authorities are releasing the names of the victims of last Friday's deadly crash on Highway 54 in Outagamie County. The sheriff's department says 46-year-old David Lunde of the Waupaca area crossed the centerline, and his car hit an oncoming truck,…

posted 2014-12-02 05:02 by WHBY

New equipment allows for expanded recycling

Outagamie County needed to expand its sorting facility before starting to collect more plastic containers and cartons. County recycling coordinator Chris Miller says they installed a second bailer, so one could be used for paper, and the other for plastic.…

posted 2014-12-02 05:01 by WHBY

Giving Tuesday growing in area

We're past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now it's time for Giving Tuesday. Amanda Schmidt of the Brown County United Way says it's a day to donate to non-profits, or commit to charity work. She says it started three…

posted 2014-12-02 05:00 by WHBY

Nearly 30 burglaries reported in Oshkosh

Thieves broke into nearly 30 Oshkosh businesses last month. Police officer Joe Nichols says the 27 break-ins happened along Washburn and Koeller streets, near Highway 41, and in the downtown. He says the burglars took money, during some of the…

posted 2014-12-02 04:59 by WHBY

2014-12-01

November ties for 6th coldest

November was much colder than normal, but it didn't crack the top-five, for the coldest Novembers in Appleton. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berschbeck says last month's average temperature was 28.3 degrees. He says that's tied for sixth coldest. The…

posted 2014-12-01 13:05 by WHBY

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