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2014-11-06

Appleton council OKs bus fare hike

Appleton's city council rubber-stamped the proposed fare increases for Valley Transit riders last night. Regular fares would climb by 20 cents to $2. Council members signed off on the changes without any debate. Ald. Kyle Lobner is on the Fox…

posted 2014-11-06 13:00 by WHBY

Council shoots down library referendum

The proposed new library in Appleton will not go before voters in an advisory referendum. The city council voted down the ballot question, 9-5 last night. Ald. Patti Coenen says she's worried about misinformation that she's heard, and how that…

posted 2014-11-06 05:04 by WHBY

Trio inducted into Business Hall of Fame

There are three new members of the Fox Cities Business Hall of Fame. The Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards event in downtown Appleton last night. Miron Construction CEO David Voss, Landmark Staffing founder Leota Ester, and former Secura…

posted 2014-11-06 05:03 by WHBY

Walker meets with cabinet after victory

Governor Walker met with his cabinet yesterday to go over some of his priorities for his second term. He says one major initiative involves going through every department. Walker says they'll look for ways to make state agencies more efficient,…

posted 2014-11-06 05:02 by WHBY

National arts leader visits Fox Cities

The head of a national agency got a close-up look at several arts programs in the Fox Cities. Jane Chu is the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. She toured the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Trout Museum,…

posted 2014-11-06 05:01 by WHBY

Ground broken for Eagle mill project

Five years of planning culminated in a ground breaking ceremony yesterday, for a renovation project at the historic Eagle mill in Kaukauna. Developer Randy Stadtmueller says having to coordinate aid from local and state governments, along with partnering with different…

posted 2014-11-06 05:00 by WHBY

2014-11-05

Police search for Wilde clues

Green Bay police detectives searched a property in Portage County yesterday, in hopes of catching a break in a 16-year-old missing person case. Nineteen-year-old Amber Wilde disappeared in September of 1998. The pregnant UW-Green Bay student's car was later discovered,…

posted 2014-11-05 17:00 by WHBY

Prof: Turnout theory proven wrong

A local political expert says yesterday's mid-term election bucked a long-standing political theory. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober says the voter turnout was very high, and people usually associate that with a good night for Democrats. He says…

posted 2014-11-05 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton turnout nears 75%

The statewide turnout for yesterday's election was the best for a regular, non-presidential election, in at least six decades. About 54 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. Appleton calculates its turnout figures, using the number of registered voters.…

posted 2014-11-05 13:04 by WHBY

Advocate reacts to referendum questions

Voters in a number of communities approved advisory referendum questions on BadgerCare funding, and the minimum wage, and an advocate hopes that will at least lead to compromise. Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin helped organize petition drives to…

posted 2014-11-05 13:03 by WHBY

Man arrested in heroin overdose death

A 29-year-old Kaukauna man is in custody for the heroin overdose death of a 20-year-old Appleton woman. Appleton Police Sgt. Dave Lund says the department is asking for a charge of first-degree reckless homicide against Edward Spangler. Police believe he…

posted 2014-11-05 13:02 by WHBY

Possible iPod thief takes selfie

The iCloud could help the Winnebago County sheriff's department catch a thief. Investigators say a man stole several items from an unlocked car, in the town of Vinland, on June 21. They say one of the items was an iPod,…

posted 2014-11-05 13:01 by WHBY

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