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2015-10-05

Advocates set up solitary confinement cell

Hundreds of inmates in Wisconsin prisons are in solitary confinement, spending 23 hours a day in a small cell. A local group wants people to know what that's like. ESTHER is setting up a 6-by-12 foot replica of a solitary…

posted 2015-10-05 05:02 by WHBY

FVHA launches food drive

A local animal shelter is kicking off a food drive today. The Fox Valley Humane Association is hoping people will donate enough food, and money, so the non-profit can make it through the winter, and into next spring. Executive director…

posted 2015-10-05 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-02

Appleton releases part of hotel room tax proposal

The Fox Cities room tax could increase anywhere between 2.2 percent and 4.5 percent, under a pair of proposals to finance a downtown Appleton expo center. Documents from the city of Appleton show one of the plans calls for increasing…

posted 2015-10-02 17:00 by WHBY

Walker: Wrongfully convicted deserve more

Governor Walker says he's on-board with a plan to increase the compensation rate for the wrongfully convicted. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday, to increase those rates. They're currently $5,000 a year with a $25,000 cap. The…

posted 2015-10-02 13:05 by WHBY

Rudd named regional leader for UW Colleges

The top official at UW-Fox Valley will now oversee three of the UW System's two-year schools. The UW Colleges will now have regional leaders, and today, officials named Dean Martin Rudd as the executive officer for the northeast region. Rudd…

posted 2015-10-02 13:04 by WHBY

G.B. police respond to bear sighting

Green Bay police are reminding people to keep safety in mind, if they see a bear in the city. Lt. Chad Ramos says someone reported seeing a black bear, around four this morning, near Ferndale and Dancing Dune drives, on…

posted 2015-10-02 13:03 by WHBY

Woman killed in freak deer accident

A freak accident between a deer and two cars left a 72-year-old Pound woman dead. Marinette County authorities say a 19-year-old woman was on Highway 64, on Wednesday, when she hit the deer. They say the animal crashed through the…

posted 2015-10-02 13:02 by WHBY

LU students holding benefit concert for Nepal

There's a local fundraising effort to build a health care clinic in an earthquake-ravaged city in Nepal. There are six students at Lawrence University from that country, and they're helping organize a benefit concert tomorrow night. Bimal Rajbhandari is a…

posted 2015-10-02 13:01 by WHBY

'Yarn Storm' hitting downtown Menasha

Trees and light poles in downtown Menasha are going to be wrapped in yarn for a public art project. Lemon Loves Lime owner Bill Banti says his wife knitted colorful designs into five- to seven-foot-tall panels. He says they're starting…

posted 2015-10-02 13:00 by WHBY

Fall colors starting to peak in northern Wis.

With temperatures dropping this week, the fall colors are coming out around the state. Kristina LeVan is a spokeswoman for the state tourism department. She says they're starting to see colors popping in northern Wisconsin, and they should reach their…

posted 2015-10-02 12:59 by WHBY

Walker: Money in budget to avoid delays

Governor Walker says state lawmakers have funding in the budget to put the Highway 10-441 project back on schedule. The DOT announced earlier this week that the interchange with I-41 will take an additional year to complete. The entire expansion…

posted 2015-10-02 05:05 by WHBY

Nelson unveils proposed county budget

The proposed budget for Outagamie County includes a one-percent increase in the tax levy, but a slight drop in the tax rate. County Executive Tom Nelson unveiled his plan for 2016 yesterday. He's including more than $3.3 million for the…

posted 2015-10-02 05:04 by WHBY

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