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Spring elections set for Appleton council

Appleton will have three contested races for the city council, in the spring election. City Clerk Char Peterson says the deadline to file paperwork to get on the ballot was 5 p.m. yesterday. She says Polly Dalton is the only…

posted 2014-01-08 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha raises money for new K-9

Menasha police will get a new K-9 officer. The department's last dog, Gommez, died last year of cancer. Police Chief Tim Styka says they were able to raise more than $25,000, thanks to an overwhelming response from the community. He…

posted 2014-01-08 05:01 by WHBY


Slumping Bucks Unable to Cool Off Red-Hot Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks entered their match-up with the streaking Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night with a league-low seven wins.  They were able to hang tough for one half, but the Warriors pulled away in the third quarter to win…

posted 2014-01-07 21:30:37 by WHBY

Cold snap uses all of Appleton's 'snow days'

Schools districts around northeast Wisconsin are closed for the second straight day, and for some districts, that accounts for all of the snow days that they built into their calendar. Judy Baseman is an assistant superintendent, for Appleton, and she…

posted 2014-01-07 13:05 by WHBY

Salvation Army extends year-end campaign

The year-end fundraising drive for the Salvation Army Fox Cities will run through the first month of the new year. Spokesman Robb Waugus says they're still about $100,000 short of a $1.2 million goal, following the red kettle campaign and…

posted 2014-01-07 13:04 by WHBY

Alderman wants new lights on Oneida St. bridge

The Oneida Skyline bridge will be under construction next year, and a member of Appleton's city council wants to install decorative lights during the project. The DOT is going to rebuild the deck of the bridge. Alderman Joe Martin says…

posted 2014-01-07 13:03 by WHBY

Prescription drug program off to promising start

A state program that monitors prescription drugs has been up and running for about six months and an official says it's an effective tool to monitor abuse. Dave Ross is the secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.…

posted 2014-01-07 13:02 by WHBY

Walker says he's serious about tax reform

Governor Walker says he's serious about reforming the state's tax code, but don't expect to see a formal proposal this year. Walker's administration floated an idea last month. It included getting rid of the income tax, and making it up…

posted 2014-01-07 13:01 by WHBY

Arctic temps still sticking around

Northeast Wisconsin is dealing with another day of sub-zero temperatures, and dangerous wind chills. Schools around the area are closed for a second straight day, and many districts made the decision yesterday afternoon. Some businesses closed early last night because…

posted 2014-01-07 05:06 by WHBY

VT impacted by frigid weather

Valley Transit buses aren't as full as they normally are this week, because of the cold weather. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says ridership takes a hit on days like today, because schools and some businesses are closed. She says the frigid…

posted 2014-01-07 05:05 by WHBY

Cows better off in cold than heat

Many pets don't like going outside in the frigid weather, but for cows, it's actually better than a heat wave. Casey Langan is a spokesman for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, and he says farmers still have to make sure…

posted 2014-01-07 05:04 by WHBY

Friends to square off for Neenah mayor

Two well-known candidates are in the running for Neenah mayor in April. Rep. Dean Kaufert announced yesterday that he'll challenge three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherck. Scherck says it will be an interesting race, because both of them have track records.…

posted 2014-01-07 05:03 by WHBY

CLICK HERE to watch the video. It says it all. I'll be talking about the story of a homeless man,…
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Um, who won again? Who won bragging rights as the champ of this year's PhilCast Bracket Challenge? As the song…
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Tax day is here and today on the PhilCast one of the things I'll talk about is how to avoid…
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