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2016-01-29

Olympic swimmer to give motivational speech

An Olympic gold medalist is giving a motivational speech tomorrow morning, at a Neenah school. Swimmer Misty Hyman won the 200-meter butterfly, in the 2000 Olympics. She says she started swimming as a way to fight her severe asthma. Hyman…

posted 2016-01-29 13:00 by WHBY

Webcams can link family to cancer center

Technology will help patients connect with family members at ThedaCare's new Regional Cancer Center. The $44 million facility on Appleton's northeast side will open on Monday. Dr. Matthias Weiss says if loved ones live far away, they can join a…

posted 2016-01-29 12:59 by WHBY

CERT gets donated command trailer

A group of volunteers has some new equipment to help firefighters and first responders at fires and other incidents. Outagamie County has a Community Emergency Response Team -- or CERT. The Appleton fire department donated its former command trailer, and…

posted 2016-01-29 12:58 by WHBY

Video gives tips for dealing with coyotes

A new video is offering advice on how to scare away coyotes. The animals were an issue last summer, on the west side of Neenah. A UW-Extension wildlife specialist says coyotes are being seen in more urban neighborhoods around the…

posted 2016-01-29 12:57 by WHBY

ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center to open

ThedaCare's new Regional Cancer Center is nearly ready to open. Doctors will see their first patients in the $44 million facility on Monday. The community will get a chance to tour it, during an open house tomorrow. Doctor Matthias Weiss…

posted 2016-01-29 05:05 by WHBY

Poll looks at presidential race in Wis.

The race for president in Wisconsin appears to be centering on three Republican candidates, and two Democrats. A poll released yesterday by the Marquette University law school shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders, 45-to-43 percent. On the Republican side,…

posted 2016-01-29 05:04 by WHBY

Protest planned in Manitowoc for Avery, Dassey

There's a protest planned in Manitowoc this morning, in response to the Netflix series Making a Murderer. Organizers say they'll be supporting Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Separate juries convicted them of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Capt. Larry…

posted 2016-01-29 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton police target distracted drivers

Appleton police went after distracted drivers, during an afternoon sting earlier this week. The department used undercover officers, in unmarked vehicles, to watch for people using their cell phones. They would then call uniformed officers to make traffic stops. Capt.…

posted 2016-01-29 05:02 by WHBY

Grant gives firefighters new tent for breaks

Firefighters in Outagamie County will have a new place to go, when they need a break, at a fire scene. Crews shuffle in-and-out when there's a major incident, because they have to rest periodically. Deputy Chief Gene Reese of the…

posted 2016-01-29 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-28

Third child dies from Sheboygan Falls fire

Authorities say a third child is now dead, following a Tuesday night house fire in Sheboygan Falls. 11-year-old Natalie Martin died after she went back into the house, after rescuing her nine-year-old sister. She became trapped upstairs with her seven-year-old…

posted 2016-01-28 17:06 by WHBY

Fire destroys Kaukauna home

A house in Kaukauna is a total loss, following a fire that started late Thursday morning. Assistant fire chief Chad Gerrits says crews went to the 400 block of Depot Street, around 11 a.m. and they saw thick black smoke…

posted 2016-01-28 17:05 by WHBY

Group finds record number of homeless on streets

Search groups found five homeless people living on the streets in the Fox Cities overnight. Homeless Connections brought together 75 staffers and volunteers to count the homeless population. The total of five is a record for the group's winter count.…

posted 2016-01-28 17:04 by WHBY

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