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Fox Cities now without a pool hall

When a pool hall in downtown Appleton closed several weeks ago, it left the Fox Cities without one, for the first time in years. KK Billiards was in the former Park Central building. Kurt Jacobson of Amusement Devices in Menasha…

posted 2016-03-07 05:02 by WHBY


Derailment still used in federal training

A lesson learned from the Weyauwega train derailment is still being used around the country, 20 years later. Today is the anniversary of the derailment. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Ehrenberg says when they evacuated the city, they had no idea…

posted 2016-03-04 13:05 by WHBY

Lee attorney questions detective's tactics

A defense attorney in a downtown Appleton murder case is trying to cast doubt on how investigators handled an interrogation. An Appleton police detective testified for much of the morning, about his contact with an early suspect in the case.…

posted 2016-03-04 13:04 by WHBY

Brewers address Hank the Dog rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers are using a microchip, and dental records, to dispel rumors that the team has a different Hank the Dog. The team held a press conference this morning at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Hank attracted nationwide attention two…

posted 2016-03-04 13:03 by WHBY

Valley Transit looking for new leader

Valley Transit will be under new leadership later this year. The city of Appleton is posting the general manager position today, after general manager Deborah Wetter retired last month. Bus system spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they'll continue to work on…

posted 2016-03-04 13:02 by WHBY

Touchmark hosting 'Downton Abbey' watch party

Fans of the TV drama "Downton Abbey" will be able to see the final episode of the poplar series on Sunday, at a local retirement community. Touchmark is hosting a preview screening at its facility off of W. Prospect Avenue,…

posted 2016-03-04 13:01 by WHBY

Weyauwega derailment was 20 yrs ago

Today is the 20th anniversary of a train derailment that led to the city-wide evacuation of Weyauwega. Fourteen of the 37 cars were carrying propane, and there were concerns about an explosion. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Ehrenberg says firefighters were…

posted 2016-03-04 05:05 by WHBY

Jurors watch Lee interrogation video

"I didn't do it." That's what the suspect in a downtown Appleton murder told investigators, during a police interrogation. Jurors watched a video of the interview yesterday afternoon, in the trial of 30-year-old Chong Lee of Neenah. He's charged with…

posted 2016-03-04 05:04 by WHBY

Health depts. look for answers with bacteria

There are a lot of unanswered questions about a rare blood infection that's popping up in southern Wisconsin. Officials say they're aware of 44 Elizabethkinga infections, and 18 deaths linked to the bacteria. Stephanie Smiley is director of the state…

posted 2016-03-04 05:03 by WHBY

Former Obama hater touts health care reforms

President Obama was in Milwaukee yesterday to talk about his health care reform law, and the number of people who now have insurance. Brent Brown of Mosinee introduced the president, and credited the reforms with saving his life. He says…

posted 2016-03-04 05:02 by WHBY

No back tags for hunters anymore

When deer hunters go into the woods in the fall, they'll be missing one very recognizable item. Governor Walker signed a law this week that eliminates the need for hunters to wear back tags. Jeff Nass of Seymour is the…

posted 2016-03-04 05:01 by WHBY


G.B. police seek serial robber

Green Bay police believe the same man robbed four businesses in the last two months. They say he held up the BP gas station, in the 2000 block of Main Street around 3:30 p.m. yesterday. They also think he's responsible…

posted 2016-03-03 13:05 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranks as the 18th most patriotic state in the country. That must be the case because it says so…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
In honor of the start of Summerfest I have some musical stories to start the Wednesday PhilCast, including some Beach…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
There's a dress controversy brewing at Wimbledon. Nike taking heat for and making changes to a dress it has provided…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago