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2014-08-21

City to open talks over library site

Negotiations can start between the city of Appleton and the property owners of the site of the proposed new Appleton Public Library. The city council agreed to let that happen, on a 10-3 vote last night. Fox Banquets and Trinity…

posted 2014-08-21 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna crash shuts down Hwy. 41 for hours

A crash on Highway 41 closed the southbound lanes of the highway, ear Kaukauna, for several hours yesterday afternoon. Kaukauna police Sgt. Donald Krueger says a small dump truck slammed into the back of a Goodwill truck shortly after noon,…

posted 2014-08-21 05:03 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber part of 'Women in Senate' push

Senate Democrats hope Wisconsin becomes the third state to have a majority of women in the ruling party of a state legislative body. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton is trying to join five other women in the Senate. She…

posted 2014-08-21 05:02 by WHBY

2014-08-20

Brewers lose to Toronto

Brewers (71-56) five game win streak ends as Milwaukee falls to Toronto 9-5.  Brewers split the shortened series with the Blue Jays, a game a piece. Jimmy Nelson pitched 5 2/3 innings for Milwaukee giving up 4 runs giving Nelson…

posted 2014-08-20 16:27:26 by WHBY

Crash closing Hwy. 41 near Kaukauna

A crash on Highway 41 closed the southbound lanes of the highway, near Kaukauna, for several hours this afternoon. Kaukauna police Sgt. Donald Krueger says a small dump truck slammed into the back of a Goodwill truck shortly after noon,…

posted 2014-08-20 16:00 by WHBY

G.C. chair concerned about wheel tax

The town chair in Grand Chute is concerned that people living outside of Appleton might be charged the proposed wheel tax that the city is considering. Appleton's city council will debate the $20 a year fee tonight. The DMV includes…

posted 2014-08-20 13:05 by WHBY

Waupaca Co. releases sketch of suspect

Waupaca County authorities are asking for help, finding a man accused of trying to sexually assault a woman yesterday, near Clintonville. Capt. Dave Conat says they released a sketch of the suspect. He says the 18-year-old woman told investigators he…

posted 2014-08-20 13:04 by WHBY

Seven arrested in Oshkosh meth busts

Oshkosh police arrested seven people, in a pair of recent meth lab busts. Officer Joe Nichols says they followed up on a tip last Thursday, that some people were running a meth lab, in a home in the 800 block…

posted 2014-08-20 13:03 by WHBY

Latest local ACT scores are in

The latest ACT scores are out, and about three-quarters of the districts in the Fox Cities did better than the state average. The statewide average was 22.1, and that's above the national average of 21. Appleton's score was 23.3. Chief…

posted 2014-08-20 13:02 by WHBY

Local abuse shelter reaches out to students

While a statewide group is launching an effort to help young victims of domestic violence, a local shelter has been reaching out to teens for years. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House says they work with school districts to talk to…

posted 2014-08-20 13:00 by WHBY

Preble adds 18 minutes to school day

Students at Green Bay Preble high school will be in classrooms for about 20 extra minutes a day, to make up for a late start to the year. A fire earlier this month caused smoke damage throughout the building, and…

posted 2014-08-20 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton's wheel tax debate coming tonight

Appleton's city council will take up a proposed wheel tax tonight, and members have been fielding calls and emails about the idea. Ald. Curt Konetzke says he hasn't heard as much from people, since the finance committee recommended the $20…

posted 2014-08-20 05:04 by WHBY

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