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2014-11-26

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

Opening weekend numbers down

Opening weekend of the gun deer hunting season was slower than normal. Preliminary totals show hunters registered more than 900,000 deer, and that's down almost 19 percent from last year. Kevin Wallenfang is the DNR's big game ecologist, and he…

posted 2014-11-25 05:05 by WHBY

Man arrested after short crime spree

Appleton police say a 29-year-old man went on a crime spree while officers were trying to find him late yesterday afternoon. They say he snatched a woman's purse, outside of a business, in the 500 block of W. Calumet Street,…

posted 2014-11-25 05:04 by WHBY

Apartment project in flats takes step forward

Plans to convert an industrial building in the Appleton flats into apartments cleared their first hurdle. The former A.C. Compressor Building would become the Woolen Mills Lofts. The plan commission approved a request to re-zone the property, to allow 60…

posted 2014-11-25 05:03 by WHBY

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