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2015-02-10

ADI has mixed reaction to parking study

Appleton officials will start going over a downtown parking study later today, and the head of a business group says she likes some recommendations, but not others. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Inc. says people should be able to pay…

posted 2015-02-10 05:04 by WHBY

Estimates in for Neenah, Menasha trail loop

Neenah's mayor hopes to work quickly on a proposal to complete the Trestle Trail loop around the southern half of Little Lake Butte des Morts. The project includes building two pedestrian bridges across the Fox River, in Neenah and Menasha.…

posted 2015-02-10 05:03 by WHBY

Man arrested after 'SWATing' call

Appleton police quickly responded to what turned out to be a fake call about a shooting in the city's downtown. Lt. Mike Frisch says someone called 911, around 1:45 p.m. yesterday. He says the caller claimed a man with an…

posted 2015-02-10 05:02 by WHBY

Watchdog expects some GOP budget squabbles

Don't expect Republican lawmakers to rubber-stamp the $68 billion budget from Governor Walker. That's according to Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry. He says that's despite the large GOP advantage. Berry expects "family squabbles" among Republicans. The governor wants the…

posted 2015-02-10 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-09

Suspect in robbery spree waives prelim

The suspect in a recent crime spree, in Appleton, was in Outagamie County court this morning. 17-year-old Francis Lewi waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He faces a number of charges, including three counts of armed robbery, for several…

posted 2015-02-09 13:05 by WHBY

Nelson opposes SeniorCare change

The leader of Outagamie County wants lawmakers to drop Governor Walker's budget proposal for SeniorCare. The change would force seniors to use the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan first. If the federal program doesn't cover a specific drug, then…

posted 2015-02-09 13:04 by WHBY

Walker not predicting voucher enrollment

Governor Walker says he's not sure how many students might take advantage of his proposal to lift the statewide enrollment cap on school vouchers. Right now, 1,000 students are going to a private school through the program. Walker says the…

posted 2015-02-09 13:03 by WHBY

Winnebago Co. sheriff: Violent crime down

The violent crime rate dropped 15 percent last year for the Winnebago County sheriff's department. The category includes murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults. All 76 incidents in 2014 were aggravated assaults. Sheriff John Matz says the total is a…

posted 2015-02-09 13:02 by WHBY

New home starts up in Fox Cities area

The number of new homes built in the Fox Cities area rose slightly last year. Valley Home Builders Association vice president Christine Shaefer says they track building permits in 14 communities. She says last year's totals were 4-1/2 percent higher…

posted 2015-02-09 13:01 by WHBY

Sturgeon season opens Saturday

A DNR official says spearers should find good conditions when they cut holes in the ice of Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, for the start of the spearfishing season. It opens Saturday morning. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says…

posted 2015-02-09 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna weighs in on state budget

Communities around the state wouldn't face cuts in the money they receive from the state, under Governor Walker's proposed budget. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says that's better than what municipalities have seen in the past when they faced cuts to…

posted 2015-02-09 05:04 by WHBY

E-filing expected to rise again

The state is hoping that the number of e-filers will continue to climb this year. The department of revenue is projecting that 85 percent will file electronically. Spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says they're taking some more time, before they hand out…

posted 2015-02-09 05:03 by WHBY

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