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2015-02-02

Murder charge dismissed in Plamann case

Prosecutors are putting a seven-year-old murder case, on hold. Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider asked a judge to dismiss a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, against Kandi Siveny. She says she plans to do the same, in the case…

posted 2015-02-02 13:05 by WHBY

List ranks Appleton 5th-best for affordability

Appleton ranks fifth on a website's list of the Best Affordable Places to Live in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says Livability.com considered costs and quality of life. The website pointed to the city's recreational opportunities and entertainment options, including…

posted 2015-02-02 13:04 by WHBY

Poll: Many not confident with retirement savings

A survey shows 88 percent of Wisconsin workers over 45 years old aren't confident that they have enough money for retirement. AARP also found that 59 percent don't get a pension plan from their employer, and 42 percent say there…

posted 2015-02-02 13:03 by WHBY

Group continues safe routes to school work

A local group will be busy this year, helping kids get more physical activity, and finding safe ways for them to bike or walk to school. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is the Safe Routes to School coordinator, for the East Central Wisconsin…

posted 2015-02-02 13:02 by WHBY

Toy train exhibit opens at railroad museum

A private collector is showing off some of his toy trains, in a new exhibit at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. Executive director Jacqueline Frank says some of them are over 100 years old. She says they're showcasing…

posted 2015-02-02 13:01 by WHBY

Groundhog bites Sun Prairie's mayor

Sun Prairie's mayor got a little too close to the "critter of the hour" this morning. Jimmy the Groundhog bit Mayor Jonathan Freund's ear during the city's annual Groundhog Day celebration. Jimmy's handler was holding the animal next to Freund's…

posted 2015-02-02 13:00 by WHBY

Teen arrested for crime spree

Appleton police believe a 17-year-old boy robbed two gas stations, took a woman's purse at knifepoint, and stole a car. Officers arrested the teen Saturday night, after police say he showed a gun to a group of Lawrence University students…

posted 2015-02-02 05:05 by WHBY

WTA: UW System in for tough 2 years

The next two years could be very trying for the UW System. That's according to Todd Berry, the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Berry says Governor Walker's proposed $300 million funding cut over the next two years comes on…

posted 2015-02-02 05:04 by WHBY

School open enrollment starts today

The state's open enrollment period for public schools starts today. Appleton assistant superintendent Val Dreier says they typically receive more than 3,000 applications a year. About 400 students leave the district for other ones. Dreier says their Wisconsin Connections Academy…

posted 2015-02-02 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton's wheel tax in effect

Appleton created a wheel tax last year, and the $20 annual fee officially went on the books yesterday. People started seeing the tax on their state vehicle registration bills, a few weeks ago. That led to some confusion among people…

posted 2015-02-02 05:02 by WHBY

Traveling exhibit on state history in G.B.

For the next 1-1/2 months, people can get a glimpse of some of the Wisconsin Historical Society's archives at Green Bay's Neville Public Museum. Historical Society spokeswoman Mary Jane Connor says the Wisconsin History Tour exhibit includes a display of…

posted 2015-02-02 05:01 by WHBY

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