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2014-08-29

Houdini focus of History Channel miniseries

A two-part miniseries that premieres on Labor Day focuses on the life of Harry Houdini. Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody plays the man who was known as Erich Weisz, when he grew up in Appleton. The miniseries will be on the…

posted 2014-08-29 15:04 by WHBY

Families look for options after center closes

Families that used a day care for children with special needs are trying to find another place to send their kids. An Outagamie County agency is helping some of them, after Haven of Hope in Little Chute shut down abruptly…

posted 2014-08-29 13:05 by WHBY

Road work on hold for Labor Day weekend

Work on most highway construction projects in Wisconsin is on hold for the Labor Day weekend. Don Greuel is the chief project engineer for the DOT, and he says they're pulling back barrels as much as they can, to help…

posted 2014-08-29 13:04 by WHBY

Shawano Ave. interchange to reopen

Construction will be finished tomorrow at the Shawano Avenue interchange with Highway 41, in the Green Bay area. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says the ramps, and a stretch of Shawano Avenue, will re-open six days ahead of schedule. He says…

posted 2014-08-29 13:03 by WHBY

Campuses warns students about ID theft

Students are returning to local universities, and campus officials are reminding them to protect their sensitive information from identity thieves. David Kieper is an IT security officer at UW-Green Bay. He says they give students advice on a variety of…

posted 2014-08-29 13:02 by WHBY

Calumet County Fair opens

The Calumet County Fair kicks off today and runs through the Labor Day weekend. Board member Paul Juckem says they'll have their traditional activities, like exhibits, livestock judging, and bands. He says they brought in a unique touring show this…

posted 2014-08-29 13:01 by WHBY

Pedestrian hit by SUV in downtown Appleton

Appleton police are investigating a crash between an SUV and pedestrian, that happened early this morning in the city's downtown. Sgt. Dave Lund says a 25-year-old Appleton man was driving south on Richmond Street, when he hit the 56-year-old man…

posted 2014-08-29 05:06 by WHBY

Tax collections lower than projected

State tax collections over the last fiscal year were $281 million less than expected. Figures from the state's revenue department show the largest part of the two-percent shortfall was in income tax collections. Republican Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez says…

posted 2014-08-29 05:05 by WHBY

Advocate reacts to NFL domestic abuse changes

The NFL is responding to a recent controversy over domestic violence, by putting bigger punishments in place. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House in Appleton says it's a positive step. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified teams yesterday that players and staff would…

posted 2014-08-29 05:04 by WHBY

Worm in Appleton causing problems in East

An invasive worm species that was found in Appleton has impacted areas in the eastern part of the country for about 50 years. The Asian Crazy Worm sucks the nutrients out of the ground in forests. DNR invasive plant and…

posted 2014-08-29 05:03 by WHBY

Tourist destinations to offer deals soon

Plenty of people are heading somewhere for the Labor Day weekend, and the state's tourism secretary says destinations will be competing for business while the warm weather hangs around. Secretary Stephanie Klett says there will be discounts available, especially after…

posted 2014-08-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-08-28

Walker not surprised by close poll results

The latest poll from the Marquette University law school shows the race for governor remains too close to call and Governor Walker says that's not surprising. The poll shows Democratic challenger Mary Burke leading Walker among likely voters, 49 to…

posted 2014-08-28 13:05 by WHBY

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