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2016-02-01

Online school relies on open enrollment

Parents who want their children to go to school outside of their home district, can start the open enrollment process today. The Wisconsin Connections Academy is an online school, through the Appleton district. Dean of students Jeff LeMahieu says they…

posted 2016-02-01 13:01 by WHBY

City charged 17% in fees for ramp credit cards

The city of Appleton is letting people pay with credit cards at more of the downtown parking ramps, and that's coming with a cost. Public works director Paula Vandehey says last year, the city lost about 17 percent of its…

posted 2016-02-01 13:00 by WHBY

Ribble's decision sets up open race

There will be a new member of Congress representing much of northeast Wisconsin next year. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble made a surprising announcement over the weekend that he's not going to run again, for his eighth district seat. The lawmaker…

posted 2016-02-01 05:05 by WHBY

Group seeks more wellness programs at work

Forty-two percent of Fox Cities businesses don't have a wellness program to encourage employees to make healthy choices. That's the finding of a survey by The Weight of the Fox Valley. Carri LaPlant worked with local chambers of commerce on…

posted 2016-02-01 05:04 by WHBY

Firm develops plan for Appleton's Scheig Center

The city of Appleton took over the Scheig Center and the gardens in Memorial Park a couple of years ago, and a consultant is recommending a series of improvements. John Kneer of the Rettler Corporation says the city should shift…

posted 2016-02-01 05:03 by WHBY

Hintz wants to eliminate vaccine exemption

People in Wisconsin could no longer withhold vaccinations from their kids for personal reasons, under a proposal from a lawmaker. Rep. Gordon Hintz says over the past 20 years, Wisconsin's rate of unvaccinated people rose from one percent, to five…

posted 2016-02-01 05:02 by WHBY

2016-01-31

Ribble won't seek re-election

Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood announced Saturday night that he won't run for re-election this fall.He was first elected to the 8th district seat in 2010. Ribble issued a statement on his decision: "When I first ran for Congress…

posted 2016-01-31 00:45:37 by WHBY

2016-01-29

Smaller crowd protests for Avery, Dassey

Fewer people than expected turned out for a protest outside of the Manitowoc County courthouse this morning. Organizers of the demonstration in support of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey hoped to draw about 200 people. Police estimated that the actual number…

posted 2016-01-29 13:05 by WHBY

FdL woman convicted of killing husband

A Fond du Lac County jury found a 39-year-old woman guilty of killing her husband, and hiding his body in Milwaukee. Prosecutors say Eve Nance shot her 37-year-old husband, Tim, because he cheated on her. A jury convicted her of…

posted 2016-01-29 13:04 by WHBY

Poll shows opinions on guns, regulations

The latest poll by the Marquette University law school, touched on some gun issues. Poll director Charles Franklin says less than 50 percent supported the concealed carry law, several years ago, but now over 60 percent are on board with…

posted 2016-01-29 13:03 by WHBY

Woman seriously hurt in crash with semi

A 78-year-old woman was flown to a hospital by helicopter, after she hit a semi this morning in the town of Menasha. Officer Jason Weber says a man was backing a flatbed truck into a business in the 2100 block…

posted 2016-01-29 13:02 by WHBY

K-9 teams used in search for C.L. man

The search for a missing Combined Locks man continues today. Fox Valley Metro police say 61-year-old Eugene Schmelzer left his house after 1 a.m. yesterday. Officer Michael Lambie says Schmelzer was last seen wearing black jeans, work boots, and a…

posted 2016-01-29 13:01 by WHBY

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