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2014-07-10

Appleton 'wheel tax' debate on hold

The fate of a proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton won't be known for at least a month. The potential $20 annual fee would be added to the state's vehicle registration fee. The revenue would offset the special assessments that property…

posted 2014-07-10 05:05 by WHBY

Packers rededicate Harlan Plaza

The renovated Harlan Plaza, outside of Lambeau Field, opens next Thursday, but Packers officials rededicated it yesterday. The project started in January, and Packers president Mark Murphy says they lowered the plaza 20 feet, so people can have direct access…

posted 2014-07-10 05:04 by WHBY

Group runs protected special needs trusts

Prosecutors say an Appleton man stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his disabled son's trust fund, and a non-profit gives people an option to avoid similar situations. WisPACT currently oversees special needs trust funds for about 2,300 people in…

posted 2014-07-10 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton skate park may be back on track

Appleton's first skate park could be taking shape in the coming weeks. After the first bids came back, over budget, the parks department hopes to sign a contract with Miron Construction for about $250,000. The finance committee approved the company's…

posted 2014-07-10 05:02 by WHBY

Coalition wants action on immigration

A poll shows most people in the state want changes in the country's immigration policies. A coalition of business groups released the findings yesterday, while calling on President Obama and Congress to work together on the issue. George Klaetsch is…

posted 2014-07-10 05:01 by WHBY

2014-07-09

Brewers Slump Continues, Phillies down Crew 4-1

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to struggle as they were shut down by Roberto Hernandez Wednesday night 4-1 at Miller Park. Hernandez came into the game with a 3-8 record but he limited the Brewers to 3 hits in 8 innings…

posted 2014-07-09 22:21:38 by WHBY

Disability group reacts to theft case

A non-profit group is reacting to the case of an Appleton man accused of spending more than $360,000 from his disabled son's trust fund. Court records say 48-year-old Todd Laseke used the money on drugs, pornography, and travel. He's facing…

posted 2014-07-09 15:05 by WHBY

Wis. Supreme Court upholds hearsay at prelims

The state Supreme Court is upholding a law that allows hearsay testimony during a preliminary hearing. That's testimony that comes from a second-hand source, like a police officer talking about what a victim said during an interview. The Legislature passed…

posted 2014-07-09 15:04 by WHBY

Program helps vets become cops

Some military veterans will have an easier time of becoming a police officer in Wisconsin. The state is one of six that are participating in a new program, from the National Governors Association. It lets qualified veterans take a test,…

posted 2014-07-09 15:03 by WHBY

Appleton lays 1st sidewalk poetry

The first piece of sidewalk poetry in Appleton is in place. Officials gathered this morning to watch crews stamp a short poem into a block of concrete, by the fountain in City Park. The city started the poetry program several…

posted 2014-07-09 15:02 by WHBY

Group calls for more BadgerCare info

A health care watchdog group wants to know how many people bought health insurance through the federal exchanges, after they lost their BadgerCare coverage. More than 60,000 people were kicked off the program earlier this year, when the state changed…

posted 2014-07-09 15:01 by WHBY

Search for missing boater enters Day 3

High winds forced sheriff's deputies to suspend their search for a missing boater, but they expect to be back out on Lake Winneconne, this morning. They say 52-year-old Roger Inderdahl of Weyauwega was a frequent boater and fisherman on the…

posted 2014-07-09 05:05 by WHBY

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