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2014-11-26

Christmas Parade kicks off holiday season

Tens of thousands of people braved a chilly night to watch Appleton's Christmas Parade. Djuanna Hugdahl of Appleton Downtown Incorporated was one of the organizers. She says the McMahon Group won the award in the Best Commercial category, with a…

posted 2014-11-26 05:05 by WHBY

Survey finds holiday shopping to drop

Spending could be down this holiday season. A poll from the Credit Union National Association says 33 percent plan to spend less than last year, and only 10 percent say they'll buy more Christmas presents. Wisconsin Credit Union League spokeswoman…

posted 2014-11-26 05:04 by WHBY

Mother of murder victim sues Luna Lounge

The owners of a nightclub in downtown Appleton are facing a wrongful death suit, nearly one year after a shooting. Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Richards of Green Bay died after he was shot in the head, inside Luna Lounge, and his mother…

posted 2014-11-26 05:03 by WHBY

Ribble visits troops, leaders in Middle East

Wisconsin soldiers are helping Afghanistan authorities learn how to fight the Taliban, and stabilize their country. That's the assessment of Congressman Reid Ribble, after he visited the Middle East. The Sherwood Republican says under the guidance of U.S. troops, the…

posted 2014-11-26 05:02 by WHBY

Board nixes town-wide vote on incorporation

There won't be an advisory referendum on the ballot next April, on the possible incorporation of the west side of the town of Menasha. The town board voted 3-2, against the town-wide vote. If a incorporation proposal moves forward, only…

posted 2014-11-26 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-25

DNR boasts 22K new or returning hunters

The early numbers are down for the deer kill in this year's gun hunting season, but there are a lot of new hunters in the woods. The DNR says 22,000 people bought their first hunting license this year, or their…

posted 2014-11-25 13:05 by WHBY

Oshkosh police investigate child enticement

Oshkosh police are investigating a possible child enticement case, at a church. Authorities say a man in his 50s approached a young girl, at Our Savior's Church, around 11:30 a.m. last Sunday. They say he tried to get her to…

posted 2014-11-25 13:04 by WHBY

Some stores get jump on Black Friday deals

Black Friday traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season, but more retailers are holding big sales earlier than normal this year. Betty Hurd is a retail expert at Madison College. She says that's because Thanksgiving is late in the month,…

posted 2014-11-25 13:03 by WHBY

Parade a showcase for downtown businesses

Appleton's annual Christmas Parade is a big day for businesses in the downtown. Jennifer Stephany is the executive director of Appleton Downtown Inc. She says people might not be shopping, while they're at the parade, but they might get ideas…

posted 2014-11-25 13:02 by WHBY

CVB helping people 'Bundle Up'

Winter is off to an early start, and a state campaign is helping keep people warm. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking part in the "Bundle Up" program, through the state tourism department. Spokeswoman Mary Rhode says…

posted 2014-11-25 13:01 by WHBY

City could review gas station canopy lights

The city of Appleton might take a look at its rules for lighting on gas station canopies. Ald. Kyle Lobner says there are some questions about whether lights should be allowed on the sides of them. He says a gas…

posted 2014-11-25 13:01 by WHBY

Main St. in Wrightstown to reopen

A stretch of the major street in Wrightstown will reopen sometime tomorrow. Workers have been moving utilities on Main Street, between Broadway and High streets, for just over two weeks. It's in preparation for the DOT's nearly $19 million project,…

posted 2014-11-25 13:00 by WHBY

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