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2014-10-09

Gehl wins award for helping abuse victims

A local advocate for victims of domestic violence received a state award for her long-term impact. Wendy Gehl of Harbor House won the lifetime achievement award from the Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse. She says she's spent the last 30…

posted 2014-10-09 13:02 by WHBY

Corn harvest up in state, prices down

There could be some record-breaking yields in the fall corn harvest in Wisconsin. State agriculture secretary Ben Brancel says farmers need that, because prices are about half of what they were 1-1/2 years ago. He says they're only getting $3.30…

posted 2014-10-09 13:01 by WHBY

LU crosswalk hit & run remains unsolved

Appleton police are still looking for the driver who hit a Lawrence University student, one year ago today. Sgt. Dave Lund says investigators thought they would have an easier time catching the hit-and-run suspect, because they had surveillance video of…

posted 2014-10-09 05:05 by WHBY

Valley Transit proposed fare hike

Valley Transit leaders are proposing a fare increase for next year. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says regular fares would go from $1.80 to $2. She says they haven't raised fares since 2009, and their operating costs continue to rise. Voelzke says…

posted 2014-10-09 05:04 by WHBY

Drug deal gone bad blamed for shooting

Appleton police say last month's shooting on the city's northside was over a drug deal gone bad. No one was hit by the bullets that were fired in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street on September 6. Appleton's SWAT…

posted 2014-10-09 05:03 by WHBY

State upgrades unemployment website

The state's website for people making unemployment claims is getting a major upgrade today. Department of workforce development spokesman John Dipko says it's the first big improvement, since the current site was created six years ago. He says it will…

posted 2014-10-09 05:02 by WHBY

Expo center consultants could stay on

A consulting firm might be around for at least a little while longer to negotiate a deal for the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center. The Appleton Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously yesterday to keep Hinshaw and Culbertson. The firm is recommending…

posted 2014-10-09 05:01 by WHBY

Pinot's Palette opens in former Conkey's

The former Conkey's Bookstore in downtown Appleton is officially a painting studio. Mari Kessenich opened a Pinot's Palette franchise this month. She held an open house, and ribbon cutting ceremony, yesterday. Kessenich says they host classes for couples and groups,…

posted 2014-10-09 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-08

Police find suspected drug lab

A marijuana bust on Appleton's southside turned into something much more for police. Lt. Brad Dunlap is the head of the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says they went to a home in the 1100 block of E. Sylvan…

posted 2014-10-08 13:05 by WHBY

Flu season starting early

The flu season is getting off to an early start in Wisconsin. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist for the state's health services department. He says eight people have had to go to a hospital, with influenza, since mid-September. Haupt says…

posted 2014-10-08 13:04 by WHBY

PARTY at the PAC focuses on texting

An annual event for high school students is focusing on the dangers of texting and driving this year. ThedaCare is hosting more than 5,000 students today and tomorrow, at the PARTY at the PAC, in downtown Appleton. Dr. David Schultz…

posted 2014-10-08 13:03 by WHBY

EAB found in heart of the northwoods

A beetle that's wiped out ash tree populations in several parts of the country, is now in the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods. Jim Dick is a spokesman for the state's department of ag, trade, and consumer protection. He says the…

posted 2014-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

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