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2014-10-02

Berlin man formally charged with murders

A Berlin man is behind bars on a $1 million bond, on charges that he killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend. Thirty-three-year-old Nicholas Tuinstra was in Green Lake County court, on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the…

posted 2014-10-02 17:05 by WHBY

Parks & Rec space out of library plan

The plans for a new Appleton Public Library do not include space for the parks and recreation department anymore. Mayor Tim Hanna's proposed capital budget doesn't have funding for that. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says the city's consultant…

posted 2014-10-02 13:05 by WHBY

Police make only 1 Octoberfest arrest

Out of the over 100,000 people at Octoberfest, in downtown Appleton last Saturday, police are reporting that they only had to make one arrest. Mayor Tim Hanna told city council members last night that they also set a record for…

posted 2014-10-02 13:04 by WHBY

Poll: Plenty of undecided voters in AG's race

The candidates running for attorney general haven't done a very effective job of helping voters get to know them. That's the feeling of Marquette University law school poll director Charles Franklin. A poll released yesterday shows Republican Brad Schimel leads…

posted 2014-10-02 13:03 by WHBY

No obvious signs of foul play in Menasha death

Menasha police say there are no obvious signs of foul play in a man's death. Someone found 44-year-old Mark Pate lying in a driveway, in the 100 block of Racine Street, around 4:30 a.m. yesterday. Authorities say the community isn't…

posted 2014-10-02 13:02 by WHBY

Clintonville mayor takes leave of absence

Turmoil in city government is leading Clintonville's mayor to take a medical leave of absence. Judy Magee says six city council members made several threats against her, since she was elected in April, and she needs to improve her mental…

posted 2014-10-02 13:01 by WHBY

Traffic to be busier than Sunday Packers game

Highway 41 is going to be busier than normal for a Green Bay Packers game when fans head to Lambeau Field tonight. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says they're expecting a lot of congestion in the area around the interchange of…

posted 2014-10-02 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton getting bike lane counters

Appleton officials will soon have a better idea of how many people are using the city's bike lanes. The city council approved a proposal last night to buy permanent counters that will be placed in the pavement at two locations.…

posted 2014-10-02 12:59 by WHBY

Appleton's mayor unveils 2015 budget

Appleton's proposed budget for next year includes a small increase in spending. Mayor Tim Hanna presented his plan to the city council last night. It calls for a tax levy of more than $38.4 million, and that's up 1.1 percent.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:05 by WHBY

Long-range budget has $30 mil for library

The proposed five-year capital budget includes a total of $30 million for the Appleton Public Library project. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says that breakdown is the $5 million for next year, and $12.5 million in each of the following two…

posted 2014-10-02 05:04 by WHBY

Walker gets small lead in Marquette poll

Governor Walker's numbers improved slightly in the latest Marquette University law school poll, in the race for governor. Walker is leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 to 45 percent, among likely voters. That's beyond the 4.1 percent margin of error.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:03 by WHBY

Dalton wants policy for military-style vehicle

There will be more debate over the Appleton police department's military-style vehicle. The city accepted the donated vehicle, through a military surplus program, with plans for the SWAT team to use it. Ald. Polly Dalton wanted to consider returning it,…

posted 2014-10-02 05:02 by WHBY

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