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2016-05-18

Mixed-use library an option in Appleton

Building a new Appleton library, as part of a mixed-use project, is one of the possibilities that leaders are exploring. They can turn to a neighboring community, to see how that can work. Kaukauna opened a new library, a couple…

posted 2016-05-18 13:05 by WHBY

Study: Wis. 37th for business tax burden

Wisconsin ranks in the bottom half of states, for its tax burden on businesses. A study by the Anderson Economic Group found that state and local governments collected just over $11.7 billion from Wisconsin companies, in 2014. That accounted for…

posted 2016-05-18 13:04 by WHBY

Teen caught after high-speed chase

Police say they arrested the 16-year-old boy who led police on a high-speed chase early this morning. Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies say they tried to stop the teen, just after midnight, on Highway 23. They say speeds reached…

posted 2016-05-18 13:03 by WHBY

Copps stores changing to Pick 'n Save

The name of the Copps grocery stores in the Appleton and Green Bay areas will change. Roundy's spokesman James Hyland says they're switching them to Pick 'n Save stores. It impacts three locations in Appleton, three in the Green Bay…

posted 2016-05-18 13:02 by WHBY

Vets telling their stories to Neenah students

Neenah high school history students are hearing stories from veterans today. It's part of the school's "History Alive" program. Teacher Deb Gauthier says they have 16 veterans lined up. She says they served in conflicts that range from World War…

posted 2016-05-18 13:01 by WHBY

DNR, UW to set up trail camera network

The DNR and UW-Madison are going to work together to set up a statewide network of trail cameras. They expect it will take a few years to put about 5,000 cameras in place. Professor Phil Townsend teaches forest and wildlife…

posted 2016-05-18 13:00 by WHBY

Fox Cities, G.B. ranked as nation's drunkest

A website says the Appleton area is the drunkest in the nation. The Oshkosh-Neenah metro ranked second and Green Bay is third. The report from 24/7 Wall Street considered factors like the percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes, and how many…

posted 2016-05-18 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna reacts to list of drunkest areas

Appleton's leader is weighing in on the rankings of the drunkest communities in the nation. Mayor Tim Hanna says he hasn't been able to figure out how 24/7 Wall Street put together its findings. He says there certainly is a…

posted 2016-05-18 05:04 by WHBY

Flatoff gets 20 months for 6th OWI

The man facing charges for a deadly standoff in Neenah will be behind bars for 20 months, for another case. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff was arrested for his sixth drunk driving offense last August in Appleton. Investigators say he sold his…

posted 2016-05-18 05:03 by WHBY

New focus for prescription drug effort

A campaign aimed at fighting the state's prescription drug abuse problem is shifting its focus. The "Dose of Reality" initiative started last year, by showing the personal impacts of opiod drugs. Rep. John Nygen says the state is also dealing…

posted 2016-05-18 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton students finish house project

The latest house built by Appleton high school students is ready. The school district and Appleton Housing Authority held an open house yesterday, at the home. It's on the city's south side, on River Street. Housing Authority spokeswoman Lori Van…

posted 2016-05-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-17

Group reacts to Graphic Packaging closure

A company is closing its plant in Menasha, and a local economic development group will work to find another company to move in. Manny Vasquez is the executive vice president of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. He says they'll also…

posted 2016-05-17 13:05 by WHBY

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