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2016-02-26

Poverty at 30-yr high in Wis.

The poverty rate in the state reached a 30-year high. The UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory used census data, over a five-year period that ended in 2014. Assistant scientist Malia Jones says 13 percent were living in poverty, and that's the…

posted 2016-02-26 05:02 by WHBY

Olympian visits Hortonville elementary

An Olympic athlete visited Hortonville elementary school yesterday to talk about the importance of being active, and having dreams. Debbi Sullivan made the U.S. Olympic team three times as a race walker. She says she was a runner in college,…

posted 2016-02-26 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-25

Lee trial gets underway

Prosecutors say they'll prove a Neenah man shot and killed a man in downtown Appleton, but defense attorneys say police got the wrong guy. The murder trial for 30-year-old Chong Lee started this morning with opening statements. Lee is facing…

posted 2016-02-25 13:05 by WHBY

Schools looking to help traumatized kids

Appleton school district officials hope a study on children who go through traumatic experiences, can help teachers reach students with a troubled background. Judy Baseman is the district's assistant superintendent of student services. She says things like physical and emotional…

posted 2016-02-25 13:04 by WHBY

Poll shows Trump, Sanders with leads

A poll released today by the Marquette University law school shows Donald Trump has a growing lead in Wisconsin, leading up to the state's presidential primary. Trump has the most support, at 30 percent, while Florida Senator Marco Rubio was…

posted 2016-02-25 13:03 by WHBY

Survey shows most drivers act dangerously

A survey from an auto group shows nearly 90 percent of drivers are doing something dangerous behind the wheel. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says that figure is alarming. He says over a 30-day period, people admitted to doing things…

posted 2016-02-25 13:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna city building to have solar panels

When Kaukauna's new city hall opens, the utility costs will be extremely low. Mayor Gene Rosin says city officials recently agreed to add solar panels to the roof, and they'll cover about one-third of the building's electrical needs. The facility…

posted 2016-02-25 13:01 by WHBY

Harrison gets land for municipal projects

The village of Harrison will soon have some land for future municipal buildings. Board members are buying 26 acres along Highway N, near Manitowoc Road. Village administrator Travis Parish says it could be a location for a new fire station.…

posted 2016-02-25 13:00 by WHBY

Jury in place for Lee's murder trial

A jury will start hearing an Appleton murder case. Attorneys spent yesterday picking the jury for the trial of a Neenah man. Thirty-year-old Chong Lee is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, in the December 2013 death of Joshua Richards. The…

posted 2016-02-25 05:05 by WHBY

Church cuts ties with Boy Scouts over gays

A Boy Scout troop will no longer receive support from an Appleton church, after a 60-year relationship. Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Dan Thews says church officials felt they needed to end the affiliation with Troop 73, after the Boy Scouts…

posted 2016-02-25 05:04 by WHBY

Panel to keep Outagamie Co. project moving

Outagamie County is moving forward with the planning stages for a major renovation and expansion of its downtown Appleton campus. A special panel will be working to keep things on schedule. County board chair Helen Nagler says they want to…

posted 2016-02-25 05:03 by WHBY

Harrison buys land for park

There could be a future park in Harrison, just off of Highway N. The village agreed to buy 18 acres along Manitowoc Road, west of the highway. Administrator Travis Parish says local sports clubs are looking for more fields, for…

posted 2016-02-25 05:02 by WHBY

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