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2015-06-10

Assembly vote on abortion bill unclear

The Senate fast-tracked a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, passing it last night, but the top Republican in the Assembly says they haven't talked it over yet. Speaker Robin Vos says he backs the bill. Supporters argue that…

posted 2015-06-10 13:02 by WHBY

Playground program starts in Appleton

A popular summer program in Appleton, started this morning. The parks and recreation department holds its playground program, at 15 parks and school sites. Recreation manager Niki Wendt says two college-age workers organize activities for kids. She says the program…

posted 2015-06-10 13:01 by WHBY

City working on deal for trestles

The city of Appleton and the Canadian National Railroad are working on a last-minute deal for railroad trestles. The city would get three trestles on the Fox River, in exchange for closing one more railroad crossing in the city. Public…

posted 2015-06-10 05:05 by WHBY

Officials to look at sheriff's dept. move

The idea of moving the Outagamie County sheriff's department operations out of downtown Appleton is back on the table. Sheriff Brad Gehring talked about the idea with members of the county's public safety committee yesterday. Supervisor Jim Duncan says there…

posted 2015-06-10 05:04 by WHBY

Bill would drop handgun waiting period

A proposal to eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period for buying a handgun is heading to Governor Walker's desk. The Assembly approved the bill yesterday. Republican Rep. Romaine Quinn of Rice Lake says it doesn't take that long to run…

posted 2015-06-10 05:03 by WHBY

Senate passes 20-week abortion ban

The proposal to ban abortions in Wisconsin, after 20 weeks, cleared the Senate yesterday. Majority Republicans are fast-tracking the bill. It includes an exception for emergencies, but not cases of rape or incest. Supporters argue a fetus can feel pain…

posted 2015-06-10 05:02 by WHBY

Cowles opposes audit bureau elimination

A proposal to replace the state's non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau with agency inspectors is meeting stiff opposition from a local lawmaker. Sen. Rob Cowles is the chair of the Legislature's joint audit committee. He says the bureau is completely independent.…

posted 2015-06-10 05:01 by WHBY

Truancy program debuting this summer

A program the bridges the gap between summer school and the start of the next school year is meant to help Appleton students with truancy issues. The "Summer of Service" initiative is expected to keep them busy, while they learn…

posted 2015-06-10 05:00 by WHBY

2015-06-09

G.B. police not talking about murder

More than 24 hours after police found a murder victim on the UW-Green Bay campus, Green Bay police aren't releasing any information about the case. Campus police say the woman was shot multiple times. Her body was in a vehicle,…

posted 2015-06-09 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton district to review dress code

There could be some slight changes to the Appleton school district's dress code before the start of the next school year. Two students brought up the issue at last night's board meeting. They asked about specific clothes that are banned,…

posted 2015-06-09 05:04 by WHBY

Bill would set rules for using excess Lambeau tax

A Republican lawmaker from Brown County introduced a bill yesterday to return extra money from a sales tax for the Lambeau Field renovations to local communities. The sales tax reached its goal in March, but it won't end, until the…

posted 2015-06-09 05:03 by WHBY

Cause of crash still undetermined

Investigators don't know yet what caused an Appleton man to plow into a Calumet County sweeper truck, killing a highway department worker. Fifty-year-old Derrick Burkhalter of Hilbert died, a week after the wreck on Highway 10-114 in Harrison. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew…

posted 2015-06-09 05:02 by WHBY

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