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2015-05-13

Houdini bust coming to downtown plaza

Houdini Plaza will be getting a new addition later this year. Alex Schultz of Sculpture Valley Incorporated says the city is installing a bust of Harry Houdini, in late August. He says the sculpture will show Houdini doing a straightjacket…

posted 2015-05-13 05:01 by WHBY

2015-05-12

Brewers winning streak snapped by Sox

The Chicago White Sox snapped the Milwaukee Brewers 3-game winning streak with a 4-2 win Tuesday night at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Milwaukee was able to jump out to a first inning 1-0 lead after Ryan Braun drove in Jean…

posted 2015-05-12 21:54:37 by WHBY

Officer cleared in Madison police shooting

A prosecutor is clearing a Madison police officer of criminal charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man. Tony Robinson was shot and killed, in March, inside an apartment home on the city's eastside. Dane County District Attorney Ismael…

posted 2015-05-12 15:20 by WHBY

ADI lays out summer plans for downtown

A group is launching its plans for special activities in downtown Appleton this summer. Jennifer Stephany is the executive director of Appleton Downtown Incorporated. She says they're gearing up for the outdoor Saturday farm market, Art on the Town, and…

posted 2015-05-12 15:05 by WHBY

People in Sherwood want more shopping options

People in Sherwood want more options for shopping. That's one of the findings of a survey, conducted by UW-River Falls. Roger Kaas is the chair of the village's community development authority. He says people regularly shop at a new grocery…

posted 2015-05-12 15:04 by WHBY

Town of Menasha creates bike, pedestrian plan

The town of Menasha is looking at the future needs for bicyclists and pedestrians. The town board approved a long-range plan, to expand the current offerings. Administrator Jeff Sturgill says they already have a great system, including the CB Trail,…

posted 2015-05-12 15:03 by WHBY

Ride program left patients holding bag

Thousands of people weren't picked up on time, or at all, through a program that's supposed to give low and moderate income people rides to medical appointments. That's according to an audit on the state's contract with Medical Transportation Management.…

posted 2015-05-12 15:02 by WHBY

Vet gets Appleton West diploma years later

About 50 years after he left Appleton West high school to serve in the military, a man from the New London area now has his diploma. Jim Massonet was able to graduate, thanks to a state law that awards diplomas…

posted 2015-05-12 15:01 by WHBY

State parks preparing for big funding cut

Governor Walker's budget proposal would eliminate taxpayer funding, for the operations of state parks. Bill Zager is president of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. He says that means they'll have to find other ways to generate revenue, to do…

posted 2015-05-12 15:00 by WHBY

Community creates cards after shooting

People got together at a Neenah church last night, to make cards for those affected by the Trestle Trail shooting. Calvary Baptist Church supplied the materials. Anyone could send their support to the families of the victims, police officers, EMTs,…

posted 2015-05-12 05:05 by WHBY

Reward climbs for missing Brown Co. woman

It's been more than two years since a Pittsfield woman went missing, and her family is increasing the reward for information. The Brown County sheriff's department announced a $13,000 reward yesterday. The move comes in the wake of reports earlier…

posted 2015-05-12 05:04 by WHBY

Taxpayers foot bill for some NFL military salutes

Taxpayers sent $600,000 to the Green Bay Packers, to pay for salutes to military members and advertising by the Wisconsin National Guard. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that 14 NFL teams, including the Packers, received $5.4 million from the Department…

posted 2015-05-12 05:03 by WHBY

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