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Advocate reacts to domestic abuse report

An advocate for victims of domestic violence says the state is seeing a "huge" number of cases. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House in Appleton is weighing in on the latest report from the state justice department. Prosecutors around the state…

posted 2014-06-03 05:00 by WHBY

State ranks 4th on charter school list

Wisconsin is ranked fourth in the country for the percentage of public charter schools, and the Appleton school district is one of the leaders. There are 15 charters in the district. Assistant superintendent Judy Baseman says they've encouraged staff members,…

posted 2014-06-03 04:59 by WHBY

AirFire Mobile closing

A wireless phone provider is closing several Wisconsin offices. Little Chute-based AirFire Mobile will stop offering its services in September. About 55 workers will be out of a job, this summer. The parent company is Airadigm, and there are AirFire…

posted 2014-06-03 04:58 by WHBY


Twins fall to the Brewers

The Brewers knocked off he Minnesota Twins 6-2 at Miller Park on Monday night.  Jonathan Lucroy batted 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and a home run.  Mark Reynolds also belted out a two-run home run.  Pitcher Matt Garza (3-4)…

posted 2014-06-02 21:31:13 by WHBY

Utilities exploring Obama pollution plan

President Obama wants utilities to significantly cut their carbon dioxide emissions, and Wisconsin utilities are exploring what that would mean, for them. The plan from the EPA calls for a 30 percent reduction from 2005 emission levels, by 2030. Brian…

posted 2014-06-02 13:05 by WHBY

Retired deputy running for Outagamie Co. sheriff

The longtime leader of the Outagamie County sheriff's department will face a challenger in this fall's election. Ron Viaene owns a local real estate investment business, and he worked in the Outagamie County sheriff's department for 20 years. During that…

posted 2014-06-02 13:04 by WHBY

Regents pick new UW-GB chancellor

UW-Green Bay's next chancellor will come from North Carolina. The UW-System's Board of Regents named Gary Miller as the successor to retiring chancellor Tom Harden. Miller is currently the chancellor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He'll start at UW-GB…

posted 2014-06-02 13:04 by WHBY

High school students building Habitat home

Several high school students from around the Fox Cities were hard at work this morning, building a home for Habitat for Humanity. The project was put together by students from seven high schools, as a graduation gift to the community.…

posted 2014-06-02 13:02 by WHBY

Number of cancer survivors is up

A report shows the number of cancer survivors is on the rise. The American Cancer Society says there are 14.5 million survivors now, and that will increase to almost 19 million, in the next 10 years. Carol De Santis is…

posted 2014-06-02 13:01 by WHBY

CVB launches 'Bring it Home Fox Cities'

There's a new program to encourage people to ask their companies and organizations to hold their meetings and events in the area. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is behind the "Bring it Home Fox Cities" campaign. Spokeswoman Mary…

posted 2014-06-02 13:00 by WHBY

Packers preparing for another new center

When the Green Bay Packers take the field in their 2014 opener, September 4th in Seattle, a new center will be snapping the ball to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Whoever wins the job will be the fourth in four seasons. Scott…

posted 2014-06-02 07:34:25 by WHBY

Halfway to the Chase, Kenseth and Menard in position

Despite being winless in 2014, both Matt Kenseth and Paul Menard find themselves in position for an appearance in this years “Chase for the Championship.”  Through 13-races, Kenseth (463) is the points leader by two over Jeff Gordon (461).  Paul…

posted 2014-06-02 06:35:28 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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