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2016-01-14

Police have plan to improve race relations

Appleton police want to take a series of steps to improve race relations. Chief Todd Thomas released a five-step action plan, based on conversations with people in the community. He says while that reinforced a number of positive things, he…

posted 2016-01-14 13:05 by WHBY

Powerball jackpot helped property owners

The big ticket sales for Powerball over the last couple of weeks will have an impact on property tax bills. The drawing for the record $1.6 billion jackpot was last night. A share of the ticket revenue goes back to…

posted 2016-01-14 13:04 by WHBY

Powerball players from Wis. won $50K

More than a dozen Powerball ticketholders in Wisconsin won $50,000. One of those 13 tickets was sold in Green Bay, at Lou's One Stop, on Manitowoc Road. The 50-thousand dollar winners matched four of the five numbers, and the Powerball.…

posted 2016-01-14 13:03 by WHBY

Ott pushing lifejacket rule for kids

Children would have to wear a life jacket, at all times, when they're on a boat, under a proposal from a local lawmaker. Rep. Al Ott says it would impact kids 12 and under. Right now, there has to be…

posted 2016-01-14 13:01 by WHBY

Lawmaker pushes bill to help rural areas

Rural lawmakers unveiled a package of bills this week, to help the state's less-populated areas. Republican Rep. Ed Brooks of Reedsburg says young people aren't staying in those areas after graduation, and the schools are suffering. Brooks and other GOP…

posted 2016-01-14 13:00 by WHBY

Some states may raise smoking age to 21

Several states are considering increasing the smoking age to 21, but as of now, Wisconsin is not one of them. Hawaii was the first to make the change, and the law took effect on January 1. New Jersey's Legislature approved…

posted 2016-01-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton snakes proposal clears hurdle

Pet snakes might be able to be six-feet long in Appleton soon. The city's board of health voted unanimously yesterday to increase the size limit from three feet. Public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says it's important that the city's ban…

posted 2016-01-14 05:04 by WHBY

Habitat to revitalize Neenah neighborhood

Some homes in a neighborhood to the west of downtown Neenah could get a facelift this spring. The Greater Fox Cities Area chapter of Habitat for Humanity picked that spot for this year's first Rock the Block initiative. Executive director…

posted 2016-01-14 05:03 by WHBY

Evers reacts to ACT scores

For the first time, all high school juniors in the state had to take the ACT, and the results were lower than previous averages. The statewide score was 20 last year. That compares to 22.2 from last year's graduating class…

posted 2016-01-14 05:02 by WHBY

2016-01-13

Kutska appeal denied

A judge says one of the "Monfils 6" should not get a new trial. Sixty-four-year-old Keith Kutska appealed his conviction for the 1992 death of Tom Monfils. His attorneys argued that Monfils could have committed suicide at the former James…

posted 2016-01-13 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton police investigating armed robbery

For the fourth time in just over a week, police are investigating an armed robbery, around Appleton's north side. Sgt. Dave Lund says the latest one was this morning, at the Walgreens, in the 700 block of West Northland Avenue.…

posted 2016-01-13 13:04 by WHBY

Windows of Wisconsin damaged by fire

It took much of last night, and this morning, for Green Bay fire crews to get a business fire under control on the city's west side. Flames were shooting from the back of the Windows of Wisconsin building in the…

posted 2016-01-13 13:03 by WHBY

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