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2015-08-17

Neenah-area man killed in high-speed chase

A Neenah-area man was the suspect killed during a high-speed chase in Waupaca County. The State Patrol says 42-year-old Delmar Peterson took off when a sheriff's deputy tried to stop him for driving erratically, early yesterday morning. Peterson missed a…

posted 2015-08-17 13:03 by WHBY

Rural FdL man victim of drowning

The 70-year-old victim of a drowning in a Fond du Lac County lake was a rural Fond du Lac man. Searchers found Chuck Westby's body about 22-feet below the surface of Lake DeNeveu yesterday afternoon. He was swimming around 8:30…

posted 2015-08-17 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales up again in July

Home sales climbed by double digits again last month. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says closings were up almost 17 percent, compared to July of last year. The median price also climbed nearly four percent, to about $164,000. Association president Mike…

posted 2015-08-17 13:01 by WHBY

Arts Alive series tickets go on sale

The next Arts Alive series at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center kicks off in October. Tickets for all of the shows went on sale late this morning. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says one of the most talked-about shows tells…

posted 2015-08-17 13:00 by WHBY

GOP may struggle for votes on GAB changes

The leader of a government watchdog group says it's not clear whether there are enough Republican votes to force changes to the state's non-partisan elections agency. Jay Heck of Common Cause says there was strong bi-partisan support in 2007, for…

posted 2015-08-17 12:59 by WHBY

Former T-Rats player comes out as gay

The first player in affiliated Major League Baseball to come out as gay has ties to the area. David Denson opened this season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The 20-year-old also played for them last year. Denson is currently with…

posted 2015-08-17 05:05 by WHBY

Bill protects locked car rescuers

A state lawmaker wants to give legal immunity to people, if they break a window to save a child or pet from a hot, locked vehicle. Representative Tod Ohnstad says plenty of kids and animals die each year in the…

posted 2015-08-17 05:04 by WHBY

Bird flu fears lead to speculation

The bird flu devastated a number of chicken and turkey farms across the Midwest last spring, and some are worried that egg prices could soar, if the disease comes back this fall. One analyst is speculating that they could go…

posted 2015-08-17 05:03 by WHBY

Man killed during Waupaca Co. chase

The State Patrol says a 42-year-old man is dead, after a police chase in Waupaca County. Investigators say a sheriff's deputy saw the man driving recklessly in Waupaca, a little before 1 a.m. on Sunday. They say he drove off…

posted 2015-08-17 05:02 by WHBY

Iris Place helping many by phone

A state-funded center for people seeking help opened its doors about four months ago on Appleton's southeast side. NAMI Fox Valley is running Iris Place, in the former convent at St. Bernadette Parish. Director Karen Iverson Riggers says people can…

posted 2015-08-17 05:01 by WHBY

Clothes Closet busy before school starts

Back to school shopping can be difficult for families that are struggling to get by, and a non-profit will help about 1,300 children this year. The Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is holding its Cool for School program again. Operations…

posted 2015-08-17 05:00 by WHBY

2015-08-14

Hotels benefit from Mile of Music

The totals are in, and local tourism officials say just over 500 hotel rooms were booked by music fans, during this year's Mile of Music festival. Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Pam Seidl says her group contacted…

posted 2015-08-14 13:05 by WHBY

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