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2016-06-29

Brantner trial ends with deadlocked jury

The cold case trial of a 62-year-old man accused of murder is over, without a verdict. Jurors were let go late this morning, putting an end to Dennis Brantner's trial. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, in the 1990…

posted 2016-06-29 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton police volunteers win national award

Appleton police will get a national award for the department's volunteer program. Only two others in the country are also being honored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Sgt. Dave Lund says volunteers combined to spend over 4,000…

posted 2016-06-29 13:04 by WHBY

Little Chute locks remain closed

The Little Chute locks on the Fox River won't open for at least another month. The Fox River Navigational System Authority hoped to open them by Memorial Day, but system chair Tim Rose says they ran into a couple of…

posted 2016-06-29 13:03 by WHBY

New plants to help bees, other pollinators

A local group is trying improve the habitat for bugs that pollinate crops. Volunteers at the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin are putting plants in the ground, to attract butterflies and honeybees. Jack Voight is a co-owner of the gardens, in…

posted 2016-06-29 13:02 by WHBY

Dems lament end of GAB

The state's non-partisan agency that oversees elections and ethics laws will be split up this week, and Democrats believe that's a step back for the state. Majority Republicans decided earlier this year to create two separate, partisan boards to enforce…

posted 2016-06-29 13:01 by WHBY

Housing groups watching hotel situation

If three hotels in the Fox Cities have to close, housing advocates are planning to work together to help people avoid becoming homeless. Fox Crossing and Grand Chute want to shut down the hotels, partially for the number of police…

posted 2016-06-29 05:05 by WHBY

Beck jury to deliberate for 3rd day

A third day of deliberations will start this morning, in a Fond du Lac County cold case. Jurors in the Dennis Branter murder trial told a judge over the noon hour yesterday, that they haven't been able to reach a…

posted 2016-06-29 05:04 by WHBY

Blood drive turns Houdini Plaza into MASH unit

The Community Blood Center hopes to see hundreds of people come to downtown Appleton today to donate a pint of blood. The non-profit is setting up in Houdini Plaza for its annual MASH blood drive. Spokeswoman Emily Morehart says they…

posted 2016-06-29 05:03 by WHBY

Family moves into 'Blitz Build' house

A family got the keys to a new home in the town of Menasha, thanks to a unique project by Habitat for Humanity. The Greater Fox Cities Area chapter put together the five-day "Blitz Build" with the Homebuilders Association of…

posted 2016-06-29 05:02 by WHBY

Police Foundation created in G.B.

A new non-profit could help the Green Bay police department upgrade its tactical gear. Police Chief Andrew Smith says some community members recently launched the Green Bay Police Foundation. He says his first priority would be to get new ballistic…

posted 2016-06-29 05:01 by WHBY

GAB leader retiring before change

The leader of the state's Government Accountability Board is working his last day. Executive director Kevin Kennedy decided to retire, when Majority Republicans decided to divide the agency into two partisan boards. Lawmakers are appointing board members to oversee elections…

posted 2016-06-29 05:00 by WHBY

2016-06-28

Sims gets at least 40 yrs for murder

An Appleton man is going to prison for at least 40 years for murdering a woman in a drug deal gone bad. Twenty-seven-year-old Percy Sims already faced a mandatory life sentence for the death of 39-year-old Krystal Torres-Smith, last year,…

posted 2016-06-28 13:05:00 by WHBY

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