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2014-09-23

Panel agrees to rules for murals

Appleton is moving toward a possible solution in the debate over murals. They're banned, under the city's existing rules, and the issue came to light over the summer when Wilmar Chocolates added one. The city's plan commission approved some changes…

posted 2014-09-23 05:05 by WHBY

Talk of advisory vote in town of Menasha

The town of Menasha will apparently wait to see a recommendation on incorporating, before voters might be able to weigh in. Most members of the town board want to hold off on a potential advisory referendum. A special committee is…

posted 2014-09-23 05:04 by WHBY

Roundabout in Forest Junction opening

DOT officials hope a new roundabout will improve safety at an intersection in Calumet County. The crossing between Highways 10 and 32-57, in Forest Junction, closed on July 7. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says it will reopen by the end…

posted 2014-09-23 05:03 by WHBY

Crash reports now on DMV website

Crash reports from the DMV are now available online. Agency supervisor Darlene Schwartz says in the past, people had to call or send an e-mail or letter, to request a report. Now it's as simple as clicking on a link…

posted 2014-09-23 05:02 by WHBY

Fire damages G.B. paper mill

A paper mill on Green Bay's northside was damaged by fire yesterday. The fire department went to the Procter and Gamble mill, in the 500 block of Eastman Avenue, around 11 a.m. Lt. Nick Craig says flames were coming from…

posted 2014-09-23 05:01 by WHBY

2014-09-22

Oshkosh police watching for date rape drug

Oshkosh police are keeping a closer eye on college house parties, after a members of a fraternity at UW-Milwaukee were accused of slipping a date rape drug in women's drinks, at a party earlier this month. Officer Joe Nichols says…

posted 2014-09-22 13:05 by WHBY

Group files challenge of voter ID

A liberal group is arguing that the state isn't offering people enough time to get a state-issued ID at a DMV office. One Wisconsin Institute filed a challenge to the voter ID law in federal court. The court implemented the…

posted 2014-09-22 13:04 by WHBY

Home sales down again

This year's trend of declining home sales continued last month. The Wisconsin Realtors Association is reporting that they were down 5.7 percent in August. The median sale price climbed by 3.3 percent, to $157,000. Economist David Clark says rural counties…

posted 2014-09-22 13:03 by WHBY

Trinity Lutheran school expansion opens

There's more room at a school in Neenah. Trinity Lutheran finished an expansion project, and school and church members got together yesterday to celebrate. They held a dedication ceremony and open house. Principal Jason Gibson says the building now has…

posted 2014-09-22 13:02 by WHBY

Many sore after yesterday's marathon

A lot of people who ran the Fox Cities Marathon yesterday are nursing sore muscles and joints today. Dr. Doug Conner of ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus says it can take a while to recover from a distance running event.He says those…

posted 2014-09-22 13:01 by WHBY

Railroad leader warns about pictures on tracks

Some high school seniors want to take their senior pictures on railroad tracks, and a state official wants to put an end to that practice. Railroad commissioner Jeff Plale says it's dangerous, and people could get a ticket for trespassing.…

posted 2014-09-22 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton may reconsider SWAT vehicle

The debate over police departments using military-style SWAT vehicles is coming to Appleton. The city partnered with the Outagamie County sheriff's department to accept the donated armored truck, through a national program. Ald. Polly Dalton says the city council didn't…

posted 2014-09-22 05:05 by WHBY

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