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2016-03-23

High court candidates spar in debate

The two candidates for state Supreme Court squared off in a debate yesterday. Justice Rebecca Bradley and state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg attacked each other over political connections and judicial philosophies. Kloppenburg charged that Bradley owes her judicial career…

posted 2016-03-23 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-22

Nearly 40 arrested in meth bust

A seven-month investigation into meth led to 38 arrests in three counties. Capt. David Poteat of the Brown County Drug Task Force says over 100 officers executed 20 search warrants in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties. He says the bust…

posted 2016-03-22 15:05 by WHBY

Walker signs dementia, Alzheimer's bills

Governor Walker signed three bills in Green Bay this afternoon, and they're aimed at helping people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The first one creates pilot programs in the state, to help determine where to place people with dementia during…

posted 2016-03-22 13:05 by WHBY

Oshkosh Defense gets $433 mil Army contract

Oshkosh Defense will rebuild hundreds of trucks and other vehicles for the U.S. Army, over the next year-and-a-half. The company received three contracts, worth $433 million. The biggest one is worth nearly $200 million, and it's for heavy tactical vehicles…

posted 2016-03-22 13:04 by WHBY

Gas prices now above $2

Gas prices climbed to just over $2 a gallon at stations around the Fox Cities. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the increase is typical around this time of year. He says it's actually happening later this year than in…

posted 2016-03-22 13:03 by WHBY

Stormwater pond possible at Erb Park

The latest plans for Appleton's Erb Park include a stormwater pond, and the city and its consultants will look for other options. Previous designs didn't have a pond, and deputy director Tom Flick says people had mixed feelings about it…

posted 2016-03-22 13:02 by WHBY

Grocery prices down 7% this spring

Grocery shoppers are paying less this spring for some of the most common items. The latest survey by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation found that the cost of 16 basic foods dropped almost seven percent since last fall. Spokesman Casey…

posted 2016-03-22 13:01 by WHBY

Erb Park could have 2 pools

The new Erb Pool would have two separate pools, under the latest plans. The parks and recreation committee saw the updated design for the park project last night. Carter Arndt of MSA Professional Services was hired by the city to help…

posted 2016-03-22 05:05 by WHBY

Flatoff blames police for Funk's death

The suspect in a Neenah standoff is blaming police for the death of a hostage. Sixty-year-old Michael Funk was shot by officers, while he was trying to escape from Eagle Nation Cycles last December. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff is charged with…

posted 2016-03-22 05:04 by WHBY

Presidential candidates opening local offices

Two presidential candidates already opened campaign offices in northeast Wisconsin. Democrat Bernie Sanders set up shop in Green Bay, and Republican Donald Trump has one in Appleton. UW-Green Bay political science professor Michael Kraft believes all of the candidates will…

posted 2016-03-22 05:03 by WHBY

Rohloff talks 'State of the City' in Oshkosh

Oshkosh officials are looking to redevelop the central city, especially the south side of the downtown. City manager Mark Rohloff gave the annual State of the City speech last night. He says that's something they're going to work on, in…

posted 2016-03-22 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton police calls down slightly in 2015

Police in Appleton handled nearly 79,000 calls last year. That was down a half-percent from 2014. Overall crime also dropped, including a four-percent decline in the most serious ones. There was a six percent dip in lesser crimes, like disorderly conduct…

posted 2016-03-22 05:01 by WHBY

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