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Pierce getting big fire department contract

Pierce Manufacturing is getting a big order from a Midwest fire department. Spokesman John Daggett says the Appleton based company is making 48 fire and emergency vehicles for the Kansas City fire department. He says the order will help Pierce…

posted 2015-08-03 13:03 by WHBY

DOT continuing Hwy. 172 overpass demolition

The eastbound lanes of Highway 172 closed at the I-41 interchange for three nights last week, so DOT crews could demolish a overpass for I-41. This week they'll be doing similar work on the westbound lanes. Mark Kantola is a…

posted 2015-08-03 13:02 by WHBY

Work starting on L.C. bridge project

Construction on a project in Little Chute began today. Crews are now set up on Mill Street by Island Park, and they'll likely start taking down an 87-year old draw bridge next week. Once it's gone, they'll start building a…

posted 2015-08-03 13:01 by WHBY

Bill would limit owning exotic animals

A southeast Wisconsin lawmaker wants to ban people from owning certain exotic animals. Senator Van Wanggaard says he decided to introduce the bill now, after several people reported seeing what looked like a mountain lion, in Milwaukee, in recent weeks.…

posted 2015-08-03 13:00 by WHBY

Ribble wants bigger crackdown on VA workers

It's been more than a year since news broke about a VA scandal involving patient deaths, and a local lawmaker says there's been little change since then. Congressman Reid Ribble says that's why he supported a bill last week to…

posted 2015-08-03 05:05 by WHBY

Storm sirens sound in Outagamie Co.

No tornadoes were spotted or reported, but the emergency sirens sounded twice yesterday afternoon in Outagamie County. Steve Hansel is with the emergency management department. He says they decided to turn on the sirens, during two severe thunderstorm warnings, because…

posted 2015-08-03 05:04 by WHBY

Mile of Music impact on hotels unknown

The Mile of Music festival kicks off on Thursday, and local hotels should at least get a little boost from the four-day event. Mary Rhode is a spokeswoman for the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says they're not…

posted 2015-08-03 05:03 by WHBY

Fire damages G.C. house

A weekend fire in Grand Chute left a home with significant damage. The town's fire department says smoke and flames were coming from the single-story house when they got there, around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday. The house is in the 5500…

posted 2015-08-03 05:02 by WHBY

Bill would create open primary elections

In primary elections in the state, people can only vote for candidates in one political party. Rep. Robb Kahl wants to change that. The Monona Democrat is proposing a bill that would let voters cross party lines, to pick their…

posted 2015-08-03 05:01 by WHBY


Vaile to be sentenced for child pornography

A former Hortonville village administrator is scheduled to find out his fate next week in a child pornography case. Sixty-one-year-old Patrick Vaile pleaded no contest yesterday to one count of possessing child pornography. He's scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday…

posted 2015-07-31 15:05 by WHBY

Ribble reacts to highway bill

The U.S. Senate passed a highway funding bill yesterday, but a local lawmaker says it leaves something to be desired. Congressman Reid Ribble has been calling for a long-term solution for awhile, but he says the six-year plan approved by…

posted 2015-07-31 15:04 by WHBY

Gunshots reported in Neenah

Neenah police say several people reported hearing gunshots last night on the city's southside. The calls came in from the 300 block of Stanley Court around 11:15 p.m. Investigators say it doesn't appear that anyone was hurt. They say they…

posted 2015-07-31 15:03 by WHBY

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