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2014-11-13

Group fighting WPS fixed fee hike

A state panel is expected to make a final decision soon on a proposal from Wisconsin Public Service to increase its fixed monthly fees, and a group is protesting that plan. Elizabeth Ward is a member of the Alliance for…

posted 2014-11-13 05:02 by WHBY

2014-11-12

2 arrested after Oshkosh meth lab bust

Oshkosh police have two people in custody for running a meth lab out of their home. Officer Joe Nichols says investigators had an eye on the house in the 800 block of Franklin Street. They arrested them, in their car,…

posted 2014-11-12 13:05 by WHBY

Library expected to be focus of budget debate

The proposed downtown library will likely be the hot topic tonight, when Appleton's city council takes up next year's budget. Mayor Tim Hanna included $5 million for the project, in next year's capital plan. He also expects to spend $12.5…

posted 2014-11-12 13:04 by WHBY

City wants to study expo center site soil

Most of the site of the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center used to have deep ravines, and the city of Appleton could hire a consultant to test the soil. Community development director Karen Harkness says it's important to know exactly…

posted 2014-11-12 13:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna hosting mental health expo

12 local high schools are sponsoring a mental health expo tonight, at Kaukauna high school. Kaukauna superintendent Mark Duerwaechter says the event is a follow up to last year's "Let's Talk About It Fox Valley" program. Duerwaechter says it's meant…

posted 2014-11-12 13:02 by WHBY

Sober house pilot project for men to end

A pilot project for a men's sober living house is coming to an end, at the same time a group is planning to open a similar facility, for women. STEP Industries president Michelle Devine Giese says three men lived in…

posted 2014-11-12 13:01 by WHBY

Ricin suspect suspended from UW-Osh

The UW-Oshkosh student charged with possessing ricin is now suspended from the school. Petra Roter is the university's vice chancellor of student affairs. She says two professors did a great job of following school procedures when they contacted police. The…

posted 2014-11-12 05:05 by WHBY

Emergency Shelter gets new name

A homeless shelter in downtown Appleton has a new name. The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley is now called Homeless Connections. Executive director Jerome Martin says they decided to change their name because "offering shelter" is only part of…

posted 2014-11-12 05:04 by WHBY

STEP to open sober house for women

A local group is offering women in the early recovery stages from drug and alcohol abuse, a safe place to stay. STEP Industries of Neenah will open a sober living house, in the town of Menasha, next month. Michelle Devine…

posted 2014-11-12 05:03 by WHBY

Fire damages Appleton home

A fire on Appleton's northside left a house with smoke and water damage throughout the building. Fire department spokesman Scott Karpinski says they were called to the 700 block of W. Winnebago Street, just after 1 p.m., when someone saw…

posted 2014-11-12 05:02 by WHBY

Neon sign exhibit opens in Appleton

Neon signs are pretty common in bars, but decades ago all kinds of businesses used them to draw in customers. A new exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle, in downtown Appleton, is showing off vintage signs from around…

posted 2014-11-12 05:01 by WHBY

-- Photo gallery of neon sign exhibit

-- Photo gallery of neon sign exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle, in downtown Appleton

posted 2014-11-12 05:00 by WHBY

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