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2014-09-08

Lewis sworn in as interim chief

A familiar face will be in charge of the Appleton police department for the next several months. Interim Chief Jim Lewis was sworn in this morning. He also served as the temporary leader in 2007, during a search for a…

posted 2014-09-08 15:27:05 by WHBY

State watching for rare respiratory virus

A rare respiratory illness is spreading in some Midwestern states, and health officials in Wisconsin are keeping a close eye out for it. So far, more than 1,000 children in 10 states have come down with what's called EVD-68. Epidemiologist…

posted 2014-09-08 13:05 by WHBY

More money coming into Wis. politics

A government watchdog says we're starting to see the impact of a court decision that lifted the state's cap, on the amount people can donate to politicians. The former rules banned people from donating more than $10,000 overall, in one…

posted 2014-09-08 13:03 by WHBY

High water helping Port of Green Bay

The frigid winter, and cool summer, are leading to a good shipping season at the Port of Green Bay. Port Director Dean Haen says water levels are up 15 inches on Lake Michigan, thanks to the cooler weather, and above…

posted 2014-09-08 13:02 by WHBY

State report tracks fall colors

The state's tourism department will help people keep tabs on the fall colors again this year. Secretary Stephanie Klett says more than 100 volunteers, in all 72 counties, will file updates for the Fall Color Report. She says the season…

posted 2014-09-08 13:00 by WHBY

1 person dead in motorcycle-deer crash

A crash in Winnebago County left one person dead yesterday. The sheriff's department says the passenger on a motorcycle died at the scene, after the driver hit a deer. The accident happened on Highway D, near the corner of Highway…

posted 2014-09-08 05:05 by WHBY

Work resumes after boiler explosion at mill

An explosion damaged an area of Expera's Thilmany paper mill in Kaukauna over the weekend, but production was only interrupted for several hours. Crews were following plans to shut down a boiler, late Saturday night, when a valve failed to…

posted 2014-09-08 05:04 by WHBY

State sees progress in obesity fight

A national study found Wisconsin's waistlines are getting bigger, but state health officials say they're seeing some progress. Mary Pesick of the health services agency says over the last three years, the growth of the state's obesity rate has slowed.…

posted 2014-09-08 05:03 by WHBY

Menasha may keep new fireworks setup

Menasha held its rescheduled Fourth of July fireworks, on Saturday night, and the city's mayor hopes to keep firing the show from the water. The city cancelled its annual show on two straight nights over the holiday weekend, because of…

posted 2014-09-08 05:02 by WHBY

New Hortonville library sees more visitors

Hortonville's new library was a much more popular place over the summer than the former location. Village administrator Patrick Vaile says they served six-to-seven times as many people, once they moved to the municipal services center. The new library opened…

posted 2014-09-08 05:01 by WHBY

Woman killed in ATV crash

A woman died after an ATV accident in Oconto County, on Saturday. The sheriff's department says the 36-year-old wasn't wearing a helmet, and she was pronounced dead at an Antigo hospital. Rescue crews went to Nature Trail Road, in the…

posted 2014-09-08 05:00 by WHBY

Shots fired on Appleton's northside

Police believe at least one shooter targeted an apartment on Appleton's northside, on Saturday. Officers went to a complex in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street, around 2 p.m. They found a bullet hole in the door of one…

posted 2014-09-08 04:59 by WHBY

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