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2015-02-23

Crime down in Appleton in 2014

Crime numbers slipped in Appleton last year. The most serious crimes were down almost six percent, and lesser crimes fell eight percent. Police officers responded to four percent fewer calls. There was a nearly eight percent decline in speeding tickets,…

posted 2015-02-23 05:03 by WHBY

Community needs to focus on heroin, sex trafficking

It will take a community effort for the state to fight problems like opiate addiction and human trafficking. State Attorney General Brad Schimel says police, family members, and others, need to be aware of the warning signs of drug abuse.…

posted 2015-02-23 05:02 by WHBY

New book looks at Appleton's history

Appleton's history comes to life in a book that goes on sale today. The book Appleton shows how the city changed between the 1840s and 1960s. Main author Gwen Hinzman Sargeant is an Appleton native. She says people will recognize…

posted 2015-02-23 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-20

GOP puts right-to-work bill on fast track

Republican leaders want to move quickly on a right-to-work bill. In a surprise announcement this morning, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said they'll introduce a bill today. He says they plan to vote on it, either next Wednesday or early…

posted 2015-02-20 13:05 by WHBY

Walker would sign right-to-work bill

Governor Walker would sign a right-to-work bill, if the Legislature approves one. That's according to a spokeswoman for the governor. Walker wanted lawmakers to hold off on the issue until they finished their work on the budget. He argued that…

posted 2015-02-20 13:04 by WHBY

Murphy plans to vote for right to work

A local Republican in the Assembly says he's looking forward to taking up the right-to-work bill. Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville says he's never advocated for that kind of proposal, but he would support it. He says word that Governor…

posted 2015-02-20 13:03 by WHBY

Ribble: Cyber threats are major problem

Businesses, governments, and individuals are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and a local lawmaker says the government is doing what it can to fight the problem. Cybersecurity was one of the topics this morning, at a meeting about threats to the…

posted 2015-02-20 13:02 by WHBY

Local tourism up in 2014

The head of a local tourism group says the industry is coming off an excellent year. Executive director Pam Seidl of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says they saw significant increases in hotel occupancy rates, and room tax…

posted 2015-02-20 13:01 by WHBY

Senator wants more eye tests for older drivers

A lawmaker from Madison is bringing back a bill that would require older drivers to get their eyes checked more often. The move comes a week after a 92-year-old man accidentally hit nine cars in a grocery store parking lot,…

posted 2015-02-20 13:00 by WHBY

Future of proposed mine up in the air

The fate of a controversial iron ore mine proposed in northern Wisconsin is in limbo. Work has practically come to a standstill, and a spokesman for Gogebic Taconite says they're "taking a breather." Supporters say they aren't giving up hope…

posted 2015-02-20 12:59 by WHBY

Xavier high hosting robotics tournament

Robotics teams from high schools in the state, and upper Michigan, will be in Appleton tomorrow for a large competition. Xavier high school is hosting the VEX Robotics event. Xavier coach Ronald Lohse says a number of local schools will…

posted 2015-02-20 12:58 by WHBY

Expert: Menominee tribe has legal options

The battle over a casino in Kenosha might move to a courtroom. UW-Madison law professor Richard Monette is an expert on tribal law, and he says the Menominee tribe has a number of possible ways to challenge Governor Walker's decision.…

posted 2015-02-20 05:05 by WHBY

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