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2016-05-18

DNR, UW to set up trail camera network

The DNR and UW-Madison are going to work together to set up a statewide network of trail cameras. They expect it will take a few years to put about 5,000 cameras in place. Professor Phil Townsend teaches forest and wildlife…

posted 2016-05-18 13:00 by WHBY

Fox Cities, G.B. ranked as nation's drunkest

A website says the Appleton area is the drunkest in the nation. The Oshkosh-Neenah metro ranked second and Green Bay is third. The report from 24/7 Wall Street considered factors like the percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes, and how many…

posted 2016-05-18 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna reacts to list of drunkest areas

Appleton's leader is weighing in on the rankings of the drunkest communities in the nation. Mayor Tim Hanna says he hasn't been able to figure out how 24/7 Wall Street put together its findings. He says there certainly is a…

posted 2016-05-18 05:04 by WHBY

Flatoff gets 20 months for 6th OWI

The man facing charges for a deadly standoff in Neenah will be behind bars for 20 months, for another case. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff was arrested for his sixth drunk driving offense last August in Appleton. Investigators say he sold his…

posted 2016-05-18 05:03 by WHBY

New focus for prescription drug effort

A campaign aimed at fighting the state's prescription drug abuse problem is shifting its focus. The "Dose of Reality" initiative started last year, by showing the personal impacts of opiod drugs. Rep. John Nygen says the state is also dealing…

posted 2016-05-18 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton students finish house project

The latest house built by Appleton high school students is ready. The school district and Appleton Housing Authority held an open house yesterday, at the home. It's on the city's south side, on River Street. Housing Authority spokeswoman Lori Van…

posted 2016-05-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-17

Group reacts to Graphic Packaging closure

A company is closing its plant in Menasha, and a local economic development group will work to find another company to move in. Manny Vasquez is the executive vice president of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. He says they'll also…

posted 2016-05-17 13:05 by WHBY

Tech groups calls for stop to UW cuts

A business group that focuses on technology and research says it's time to stop cutting the UW System budget. The Wisconsin Technology Council released a report today on the economic impact of higher education in the state. It also looked…

posted 2016-05-17 13:04 by WHBY

Advocates speak out about payday loans

Advocates for low-income people say they're encouraged about an upcoming federal rule that targets the payday loan industry. The executive director of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group calls the loans "debt traps." Peter Skopec and other groups want a…

posted 2016-05-17 13:03 by WHBY

Group casting teens for addiction movie

Local teens could be some of the main actors in a superhero film about beating addictions. A Weyauwega-based film group, and several substance abuse organizations, are sponsoring the project. Jesse Heffernan of Helios Addiction Recovery Services says the movie will…

posted 2016-05-17 13:02 by WHBY

'Chicago' opening at PAC

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history is in downtown Appleton this week. Tonight is opening night for "Chicago" at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. It will be in town for eight performances, through Sunday night. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt…

posted 2016-05-17 13:01 by WHBY

G.B. Southwest showing off upgrades

People can see the improvements to the Green Bay Southwest high school auditorium tonight, during an open house. Officials say donations helped the school upgrade the seating, lighting, and other amenities. It's also being renamed, the "Marsch Family Auditorium." The…

posted 2016-05-17 13:00 by WHBY

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