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Pedestrian hit by SUV in downtown Appleton

Appleton police are investigating a crash between an SUV and pedestrian, that happened early this morning in the city's downtown. Sgt. Dave Lund says a 25-year-old Appleton man was driving south on Richmond Street, when he hit the 56-year-old man…

posted 2014-08-29 05:06 by WHBY

Tax collections lower than projected

State tax collections over the last fiscal year were $281 million less than expected. Figures from the state's revenue department show the largest part of the two-percent shortfall was in income tax collections. Republican Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez says…

posted 2014-08-29 05:05 by WHBY

Advocate reacts to NFL domestic abuse changes

The NFL is responding to a recent controversy over domestic violence, by putting bigger punishments in place. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House in Appleton says it's a positive step. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified teams yesterday that players and staff would…

posted 2014-08-29 05:04 by WHBY

Worm in Appleton causing problems in East

An invasive worm species that was found in Appleton has impacted areas in the eastern part of the country for about 50 years. The Asian Crazy Worm sucks the nutrients out of the ground in forests. DNR invasive plant and…

posted 2014-08-29 05:03 by WHBY

Tourist destinations to offer deals soon

Plenty of people are heading somewhere for the Labor Day weekend, and the state's tourism secretary says destinations will be competing for business while the warm weather hangs around. Secretary Stephanie Klett says there will be discounts available, especially after…

posted 2014-08-29 05:01 by WHBY


Walker not surprised by close poll results

The latest poll from the Marquette University law school shows the race for governor remains too close to call and Governor Walker says that's not surprising. The poll shows Democratic challenger Mary Burke leading Walker among likely voters, 49 to…

posted 2014-08-28 13:05 by WHBY

Casino could lose slots over missed payment

The state is warning the Forest County Potawatomi that it could lose two-thirds of its slot machines at its Milwaukee casino, if it doesn't make an annual payment to the state. The Forest County Potawatomi tribe is withholding the $25…

posted 2014-08-28 13:04 by WHBY

Student-teacher ratios climb in state

Student-teacher ratios in classrooms around the state are rising. A study by the Wisconsin Budget Project found that over a seven-year period, ratios climbed from 14.3 students per teacher, to 15.5. Tamerine Cornelius is an analyst for the group, and…

posted 2014-08-28 13:03 by WHBY

DOT hopes for repeat with Packers traffic

Packers fans heading to today's preseason game should do whatever they did last week to keep traffic running smoothly. That's the advice of DOT spokesman Kim Rudat. He says they didn't have any major problems, despite the construction on Highway…

posted 2014-08-28 13:02 by WHBY

Another city adds green bike lanes

While the state's two largest cities are starting to put green bike lanes in high-conflict areas, they might not be coming to the Appleton area yet. Fox Cities Greenways president Michael Kaeding says before they would take that step, the…

posted 2014-08-28 13:01 by WHBY

Walker reacts to Potawatomi's non-payment

Governor Walker doesn't seem very close to making a decision on the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. He says the Potawatomi tribe's move to protest the project, by withholding its annual $25 million payment to the state, shows that…

posted 2014-08-28 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna company adding 150 jobs

A Kaukauna company is working on the final phase of an expansion project that will lead to about 150 more jobs. Team Industries vice president of sales Mike Mincks says they recently expanded their loading facility, and bought a neighboring…

posted 2014-08-28 05:04 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
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