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2015-12-11

Matz: Suspect wanted to commit suicide by cop

The leader of the Winnebago County sheriff's department says the man shot yesterday afternoon, outside of the Algoma town hall, wanted to commit suicide by cop. Sheriff John Matz says deputies were called to 57-year-old Richard Klemz's house shortly after…

posted 2015-12-11 13:06 by WHBY

-- Podcast of police shooting press conference

The link to the full podcast of the press conference on the police shooting outside of the Algoma Town Hall, is below. Podcast of Town of Algoma police shooting

posted 2015-12-11 13:05 by WHBY

Group wanted to provide notice to center tenants

The group that runs the Thompson Community Center will try to find new homes for the various services the downtown Appleton facility has provided for seniors over the years. Dave Gromacki is the chief operating officer for Lutheran Social Services.…

posted 2015-12-11 13:04 by WHBY

Stakeholders look at options for center programs

Stakeholders aren't wasting any time trying to find solutions, in the wake of the announcement about the Thompson Community Center. Peter Kelly is the executive director of the United Way Fox Cities. He says they want to make sure there…

posted 2015-12-11 13:03 by WHBY

State ranks 3rd in nation for volunteering

A report ranks Wisconsin third-best in the country for volunteering. Thirty-five percent of the people gave their time to various causes last year, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. Kristin Cates is a spokeswoman for the…

posted 2015-12-11 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble speaks out against Trump

A Republican congressman from northeast Wisconsin says he won't support presidential candidate Donald Trump, even if he's the party's nominee. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood didn't mince words. He says Trump behaves "like a sixth grader" and he appeals to…

posted 2015-12-11 13:01 by WHBY

Bill could overhaul state's landlord laws

A bill would overhaul the state's laws for landlords, making it easier to evict problem tenants. Among the many changes, tenants could be evicted for "criminal activity," even if they're not arrested. Vicky Selkowe with Legal Action Wisconsin says landlords…

posted 2015-12-11 12:59 by WHBY

Neenah chief: Police overwhelmed by support

The police chief in Neenah says since last Saturday's shooting and standoff, the community has been showing its support for officers through messages, and by dropping things off at the station. Chief Kevin Wilkinson was on The PhilCast on WHBY,…

posted 2015-12-11 05:05 by WHBY

Thompson Community Center to close

Some services for senior citizens will have to move, because a downtown Appleton facility will close next spring. The Thompson Community Center is closing at the end of March. Lutheran Social Services officials made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. The organization…

posted 2015-12-11 05:04 by WHBY

Warm temperatures shatter records

Many parts of northeast Wisconsin set record highs yesterday, as the warm start to December continues. National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Berschback says Appleton's new record for yesterday's date is 54 degrees. The former mark was 51, and it dates…

posted 2015-12-11 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton looking at size limit for pet snakes

Snakes are becoming a topic at Appleton's City Hall. The board of public health is considering a proposal to increase the maximum size of pet snakes in the city, from three to six feet. Public health director Kurt Eggebrecht says…

posted 2015-12-11 05:02 by WHBY

2015-12-10

Police shoot man west of Oshkosh

There was a police shooting, just west of Oshkosh this afternoon. Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz says they were called to a disturbance in the town of Algoma a little before 3:30 p.m. Authorities found the suspect's vehicle near the…

posted 2015-12-10 18:45 by WHBY

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