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2015-01-02

Wheel tax included on renewals

The DOT will start collecting Appleton's 20-dollar wheel tax with February vehicle registration renewals, and the agency started sending out the notices earlier this week. A Grand Chute leader says people in neighboring communities, with an Appleton mailing address, need…

posted 2015-01-02 05:05 by WHBY

Gas could dip below $2 soon

Gas prices are inching closer to the two-dollar mark. The price at the pump in the Fox Cities dropped about 15 cents since last weekend. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says he wouldn't be surprised to see a gallon selling…

posted 2015-01-02 05:04 by WHBY

Ellis reflects on career at Capitol

The career of the longest-serving state lawmaker in the Fox Cities will officially be over next week. Republican Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah was first elected to the Legislature in 1970. He's been in the Senate since 1982. Ellis says…

posted 2015-01-02 05:03 by WHBY

Winter temps have been up & down

Long streaks of extreme cold and mild weather have been the story of this winter so far, and it could continue as we start the new year. Meteorologist Jim Skowronski is with the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. He…

posted 2015-01-02 05:02 by WHBY

2015-01-01

Shiocton man seriously hurt in crash

An 18-year-old Shiocton area man has life-threatening injuries after a crash late Wednesday night, in the town of Bovina. Outagamie County sheriff's department officials say the man was on Kliner Road near the intersection with Highway P, when he lost…

posted 2015-01-01 06:00 by WHBY

2014-12-31

Menasha preparing for New Year's Eve

A lot of people will be in downtown Menasha's Curtis Reed Square this evening, to ring in the new year. Mayor Don Merkes says First Eve is always a big draw, and he expects thousands of people will show up.…

posted 2014-12-31 15:05 by WHBY

Walker reelection among top 2014 stories

The race for governor was one of the top stories of 2014. Governor Walker faced a Democratic challenge from former Trek Bicycle executive and relative political newcomer Mary Burke. It turned out to be Walker's third victory in four years,…

posted 2014-12-31 15:04 by WHBY

Snowmobilers need to head north

Snowmobilers have to go to the very northern part of the state to find open trails. The Travel Wisconsin website shows that the northern tier of counties all have good riding conditions, and they quickly deteriorate the farther south you…

posted 2014-12-31 15:03 by WHBY

Appleton crews flooding ice rinks

The cold weather this week is helping Appleton park crews get the ice rinks ready for skaters. Kabel Helmbrecht says workers are flooding the rink in Jones Park today, and it should be open by the weekend. He says Erb…

posted 2014-12-31 15:02 by WHBY

Blood center looking for donors

Winter weather and a busy holiday season, combined with a worse than normal flu season, are keeping regular and potential donors away from the Community Blood Center. Spokeswoman Jean Detjen says donations are notoriously down this time of year. She…

posted 2014-12-31 15:01 by WHBY

Heroin investigation targeted entire ring

A major drug investigation that ended with 36 arrests targeted a specific heroin operation in the Green Bay area for nearly a year. Police are now able to talk about their work, after a judge decided to unseal the case.…

posted 2014-12-31 05:05 by WHBY

More than 90K get health insurance

More than 92,000 people in Wisconsin signed up for health insurance through the federal exchanges, during the month. More than 40 percent were first-time customers. A federal report released yesterday shows almost 60-percent renewed a policy, or chose a different…

posted 2014-12-31 05:04 by WHBY

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