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Domestic violence claims 39 lives in Wis. last year

A report shows 39 people were killed, in domestic violence incidents around the state last year. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released its annual findings, this morning. Spokesman Tony Gibart says the total is around the average, since they started tracking…

posted 2014-09-29 13:03 by WHBY

Name released in fatal Menasha crash

A 32-year-old man lost his life in a fatal crash, early yesterday, in Menasha. Police say Michael Prell was driving, when the car hit a tree, near the intersection of Melissa and Visgro streets, around 2:15 a.m. Prell died at…

posted 2014-09-29 13:02 by WHBY

Mental health program serving as model

A program that provides on-site mental health counseling, for students around the Fox Cities, is spreading to different parts of the state. PATH for Students started in the Menasha school district, in 2008, after a community survey found that 25…

posted 2014-09-29 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton bike corral use evaluated

On average, about three bikes were parked in a bike corral, along College Avenue, in downtown Appleton. The six-month pilot program, to put a corral in an on-street parking place, is done. Lawrence University student Katie Rozek tracked how many…

posted 2014-09-29 13:00 by WHBY

Cranberry farmers lead U.S. production, again

For the 20th straight year, Wisconsin will lead the nation in cranberry production. Tom Lockner is the executive director of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. He says state farmers will likely harvest 5.3 million barrels this year. That's down…

posted 2014-09-29 12:59 by WHBY

UW expert critical of Ebola response

An Ebola virus expert from UW-Madison is weighing in on the response to the deadly disease in west Africa. Professor Richard Keller says the international community needs to change the way it's combating the disease. Keller says more local health…

posted 2014-09-29 12:58 by WHBY

Police investigate double murder in Berlin

The shooting deaths of two people in Berlin are a double murder. Police Chief Dennis Plantz says officers were called to a building in the 200 block of Broadway Street on Saturday night. He says they found 28-year-old Melissa Tuinstra…

posted 2014-09-29 05:05 by WHBY

Man killed in Menasha crash

A man lost his life in an accident early yesterday, in Menasha. Police say the driver of a car hit a tree, near the corner of Melissa and Visgro streets, around 2:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.…

posted 2014-09-29 05:04 by WHBY

Drone-like device could boost development

An economic development group is using a drone-like device to promote land, and buildings, that are available. Larry Burkhardt is the executive director of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. He says they're using what's called a quadcopter to get aerial…

posted 2014-09-29 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah high raising money in honor of student

High school students in Neenah will remember a former classmate during this Homecoming week. District spokesman Jim Strick says Alisha Haase was killed in a car accident, three days before the school year started. He says they're going to raise…

posted 2014-09-29 05:02 by WHBY

'Crowdfunding' law finds 1st taker

The state's "crowdfunding" system took effect in June, and the first company to use it signed on last week. Madison's MobCraft beer is now asking for investors to contribute up to $10,000. Rep. David Craig pushed for the law that…

posted 2014-09-29 05:01 by WHBY


Police prepared for Octoberfest

Around 100,000 people are expected to crowd into downtown Appleton tomorrow for Octoberfest. The police department expects to stick to the same plan that officers have used over the years. Sgt. Dave Lund says given the number of people at…

posted 2014-09-26 15:05 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…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago