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2015-04-21

New initiative tackles skills gap

A new effort to shrink the skills gap in the Fox Cities got off to a good start last weekend. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Full says 77 I.T. and engineering students, from 15 colleges across the Midwest,…

posted 2015-04-21 05:05 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants photo ID for food stamps

A Republican lawmaker wants to crack down on fraud in the state's food stamp program, by using a photo I.D. system. Rep. Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum says if they put a picture of the recipient on the card, it would…

posted 2015-04-21 05:04 by WHBY

Author of Fox Cities Reads book in town

A book that focuses on the developing friendship between a foster teen, and an elderly woman, is raising awareness about a program that brought orphans to the Midwest. Orphan Train was this year's community book in the Fox Cities Reads…

posted 2015-04-21 05:03 by WHBY

DA to review Appleton election complaint

There's a complaint over anonymous letters, in a race for Appleton city council. Someone sent the letters to potential voters in the city's fifth district, before the election, earlier this month. The writer signed them as "your friend and neighbor"…

posted 2015-04-21 05:02 by WHBY

Police meet with neighborhood watch leaders

Neighborhood watch leaders from around Appleton got together with city police officers last night. The department hosted about 190 people at the police station. Sgt. Dave Lund says they like to get together once a year to talk about some…

posted 2015-04-21 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-20

Brewers avoid shutout off of Braun's homerun

Milwaukee lost game one of a four game series against Cincinnati, 6-1 on Monday. Brewers were shut out through the 9th inning until Ryan Braun hit a solo homerun, his first of the year. Wily Peralta (0-2) pitched seven innings…

posted 2015-04-20 20:46:10 by WHBY

Luna deal shows expo center promise

Appleton's mayor says a recent business deal shows the potential impact of the proposed expo center, in downtown Appleton. The owner of the Nakashima and Katsu-Ya restaurants in the Appleton area bought the Luna Lounge building, and reportedly plans to…

posted 2015-04-20 13:05 by WHBY

911 texts could help domestic abuse victims

There's emerging technology that lets people send text messages to 911, instead of calling. A spokesman for End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin says that could help victims reach out for help. Tony Gibart says sometimes it can be very dangerous to…

posted 2015-04-20 13:04 by WHBY

Fire danger drops across Wis.

The rain that fell around the state is lowering the fire danger across Wisconsin. The DNR says the danger is now "low" in all 72 counties. Brown County dropped its ban on burning, and Outagamie County lifted its burning advisory.…

posted 2015-04-20 13:03 by WHBY

Eighth graders learn about career options

Eighth-grade students from across the Fox Cities learned about possible future careers, in downtown Appleton today. Patty Milka of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce says about 3,100 kids went to a career expo. The event at the Radisson Paper…

posted 2015-04-20 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales jump in March

The housing market got a boost in March. Sales were up 16 percent across the state, compared to a year earlier. Median prices were up nearly nine percent, to $149,000. Mike Theo is the president of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.…

posted 2015-04-20 13:01 by WHBY

Group talking with lawmakers about growlers

A group says support is building at the Capitol for a proposal to let grocery stores fill, and sell growlers of beer. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association says the bill would help smaller breweries expand their business. He…

posted 2015-04-20 13:00 by WHBY

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