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Wheel tax could lead to more road upgrades

Car owners in Appleton might have to pay a wheel tax next year, and the city might schedule additional road construction projects to spend all of the revenue. The city would use the $20-a-year tax to replace special assessments for…

posted 2014-08-14 13:05 by WHBY

Agencies benefit from U.S. Venture Open

There's a new fundraising record for the U.S. Venture Open, and the money from last year's event went to help 24 programs and initiatives through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Spokeswoman Tammy Williams says they handed out…

posted 2014-08-14 13:04 by WHBY

Lewis back as Appleton interim police chief

A familiar face will be the temporary leader of the Appleton police department. Chief Pete Helein is retiring next month, and the police and fire commission appointed Jim Lewis as the interim chief. He was the interim leader for seven…

posted 2014-08-14 13:03 by WHBY

Police: Facebook abduction claim a hoax

Appleton police say a Facebook post warning about a child abduction attempt on the city's eastside, is a hoax. Sgt. Dave Lund says a Menasha woman created the post yesterday afternoon. It claimed someone tried to take her child from…

posted 2014-08-14 13:02 by WHBY

GAB preparing for primary recount

A recount is likely in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary and the Government Accountability Board is talking with local clerks about the process. GAB spokesman Reid Magney says absentee ballots have to be in by Friday, and clerks need…

posted 2014-08-14 13:01 by WHBY

Groups draw attention to suicide prevention

Brown County stakeholders are highlighting the resources that are available to prevent suicide. County Executive Troy Streckenbach says the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams brings the issue to the forefront. He says it's important for the community to…

posted 2014-08-14 13:00 by WHBY

U.S. Venture Open breaks fundraising mark

There's a new fundraising record for the U.S. Venture Open. Organizer Cathy Mutschler says people donated $2.3 million yesterday, through the annual golf outing and dinner. The money goes to help fight the root causes of poverty. The previous record…

posted 2014-08-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton wheel tax heading to city council

Appleton's city council will debate a proposed wheel tax for car owners in the city. The revenue from the $20-a-year fee would be used for street reconstruction projects. The city would then eliminate special assessments for property owners. The finance…

posted 2014-08-14 05:04 by WHBY

Likely recount may hamper GOP fundraising

A recount is likely in the GOP primary for the 6th Congressional district, and a political science professor says it could be difficult for the Republican candidates to campaign, until it's finished. UW-Oshkosh Professor Jim Simmons says state Sens. Glenn…

posted 2014-08-14 05:03 by WHBY

Westphal ready for 55th Assembly race

The race for the 55th Assembly district features a retired human resources director, and the leader of the Fox Valley Area Labor Council. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah won the Republican primary on Tuesday, and he'll face Democrat Mark Westphal of…

posted 2014-08-14 05:02 by WHBY

Regional heroin stakeholders meet

The battle against heroin brought together various stakeholders from around northeast Wisconsin yesterday. Jesse Heffernan of Harmony Cafe in Appleton is a task force member in Outagamie County. He says people from six counties talked about what's working for them,…

posted 2014-08-14 05:01 by WHBY


Recount likely in 6th Congressional District

We may not know the final result of the Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District for a few weeks. The unofficial results show Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, leading Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan, by 215 votes. That's less…

posted 2014-08-13 13:05 by WHBY

Hey I love a joke as much as the next guy. Heck, probably more. But this guy who decorated his…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Here they are... Snoop Dog's line of his own painted socks... SnoopSocks. I'll be talking about this among other things…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
So here's "Missy", a cat that I think has used up at least one of those nine lives that people…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago