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2015-05-14

State updates suicide prevention plan

It took 10 years, but the state's health department recently updated its strategy to prevent suicides. Joyce Allen is the director of the bureau of mental health and substance abuse services. She says the new guidelines are more proactive and…

posted 2015-05-14 05:00 by WHBY

UW Colleges, Bellin College reach deal

A deal between Bellin College and the two-year UW Colleges will help students transfer their credits. Bellin College President Connie Boerst says students can start their college career at schools like UW-Fox Valley. She says students can get their associates…

posted 2015-05-14 04:59 by WHBY

2015-05-13

Visitation for Stoffels begins today

The visitation for two of the victims of the Trestle Trail shooting starts this afternoon. Thirty-three-year-old Jon Stoffel of Neenah, and his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, were killed on May 3. Today's visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at…

posted 2015-05-13 13:05 by WHBY

Madison chief calls for peaceful protests

There's a protest in downtown Madison this afternoon over a police shooting. Demonstrators started marching toward the Dane County Courthouse this morning, and they blocked a number of intersections along the way. They're upset about the decision by Dane County…

posted 2015-05-13 13:04 by WHBY

Panel OKs change in parking meter hours

The idea of eliminating the nighttime enforcement hours, for parking meters in downtown Appleton, cleared its first hurdle. The city's municipal services committee unanimously agreed to cut off the meters, at 6 p.m., instead of 9 p.m. Ald. Chris Croatt…

posted 2015-05-13 13:03 by WHBY

Study: Outagamie Co. has some security needs

A review of security in Outagamie County buildings found a couple of issues that leaders plan to address. The county board received a report on the issue, last night. County Executive Tom Nelson says security at the justice center is…

posted 2015-05-13 13:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna seeks input on downtown's future

People will be able to provide their ideas for the future of downtown Kaukauna this evening. The city is holding a roundtable discussion, at the Kaukauna Utilities office building. City planning director Bob Jakel says it will be the third,…

posted 2015-05-13 13:01 by WHBY

CVB pays grant for expo center planning

The city of Appleton recently received a check for nearly $250,000 to help pay for the preliminary design work, for the proposed expo center. The grant comes from the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. Executive director Pam Seidl says…

posted 2015-05-13 13:00 by WHBY

Appeals court allows evidence in murder case

An appeals court is siding with prosecutors, in a case over evidence in a three-year-old Grand Chute murder. Outagamie County prosecutors will be able to use a knife, and bloody clothes and shoes, if there's a trial against 37-year-old Mastella…

posted 2015-05-13 05:04 by WHBY

Plan in works for Appleton's Memorial Park

A popular park on Appleton's northside could be in line for some improvements in the coming years. Consultants came up with a long-range plan for Memorial Park, and they include more trails. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says they…

posted 2015-05-13 05:03 by WHBY

Events making downtown a destination

Special summer events are giving Appleton's downtown a reputation for being a good destination for finding fun, family activities. The summer Farm Market started over two decades ago, and more recently, a summer concert series and art events were added.…

posted 2015-05-13 05:02 by WHBY

Houdini bust coming to downtown plaza

Houdini Plaza will be getting a new addition later this year. Alex Schultz of Sculpture Valley Incorporated says the city is installing a bust of Harry Houdini, in late August. He says the sculpture will show Houdini doing a straightjacket…

posted 2015-05-13 05:01 by WHBY

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