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2015-10-08

Merkes responds to alderman's resignation

Menasha's mayor says city council meetings can get heated, but he doesn't feel that the city government is dysfunctional. Mayor Don Merkes is responding to the resignation of Alderman Mark Langdon. He stepped down from the council yesterday, saying that…

posted 2015-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

Ellis weighs in on GOP proposal for GAB

GOP lawmakers have a plan to replace the Government Accountability Board, and one of the Republican architects of the agency questions the wisdom of that proposal. It calls for creating separate elections and ethics boards, and each would be primarily…

posted 2015-10-08 13:01 by WHBY

Agency warns about cyber security, social media

Posting on social media could put a person at risk for being stalked or robbed. The state consumer protection department is raising that concern. Spokesman Jared Albracht says people should to turn off their location settings, on their phones and…

posted 2015-10-08 13:00 by WHBY

Hanna unveils 2016 budget

It's now "budget season" for Appleton leaders. Mayor Tim Hanna unveiled his nearly $158 million plan for next year, last night. Overall spending would rise by 2.2 percent. The tax levy would be almost $39 million, and that's up 1.4…

posted 2015-10-08 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton won't cut mayor's salary

The months-long debate over the salary for Appleton's mayor is over. The city council stepped back from a proposal to cut the pay by about $10,000. Members voted 13-2 to offer an annual 1-1/2 percent raise, throughout the next four-year…

posted 2015-10-08 05:04 by WHBY

Proposed alcohol ban in city parks delayed

A proposal to ban alcohol in Appleton parks, without a permit, is on hold. Ald. Christopher Croatt wants the parks and recreation committee to look at different options for the permitting process. Police Chief Todd Thomas is pushing for the…

posted 2015-10-08 05:03 by WHBY

Former NBA player to talk about heroin

Drug addiction can impact people of all races and income brackets, and tonight, a former NBA player will be talking in Appleton, about his struggle. Chris Herren says he started using drugs at a young age, and he battled his…

posted 2015-10-08 05:02 by WHBY

GOP wants to split up GAB

Assembly Republicans introduced a plan to replace the state's non-partisan Government Accountability Board with two new commissions. Rep. Dean Knudson of Hudson says those panels, overseeing elections and ethics, would be primarily staffed with political appointees. The GAB is made…

posted 2015-10-08 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-07

Man seriously hurt in Appleton crash

An 84-year-old Fond du Lac man has life-threatening injuries, after a crash on Appleton's eastside this morning. Sgt. Dave Lund says the man was driving slowly in the right lane, on Highway 441 North, near the College Avenue exit, around…

posted 2015-10-07 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha alderman resigns

A Menasha alderman is stepping down from the city council, saying that the city's government is dysfunctional. Mark Langdon sent a resignation letter to Mayor Don Merkes this morning. He says the conditions on the council, and the tactics aldermen…

posted 2015-10-07 13:04 by WHBY

DOT also delaying some smaller projects

The DOT has a list of smaller road projects that will also be delayed, after state lawmakers made cuts to Governor Walker's proposed budget. It includes a couple of projects in Brown County, and one in Winnebago County. Colleen Harris…

posted 2015-10-07 13:03 by WHBY

Meeting today for S. Oneida Street project

There are plans to rebuild a major street in Appleton in a couple of years, and city engineers are holding a public meeting on the project today. Construction on S. Oneida Street, between the Skyline Bridge and Valley Road, near…

posted 2015-10-07 13:02 by WHBY

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