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Big Appleton ladder truck down for repairs

The Appleton fire department might be without its large ladder truck for three or four months. Chief Len VanderWyst told the city's safety and licensing committee yesterday that there are cracks in the framing that holds the base of the…

posted 2014-07-11 15:02 by WHBY

We Energies budget bills up for many

About one-third of We Energies customers use the budget-billing option, and some of them are facing an increase in their payments because of the rough winter. Spokesman Brian Manthey says they update the payments, every six months. He says some…

posted 2014-07-11 15:01 by WHBY

'Music & Memory' program expanding

More people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia will be exposed to a state program that uses music, to help better their lives. The department of health services launched "Music and Memory" in 100 nursing homes across Wisconsin, at the beginning…

posted 2014-07-11 15:00 by WHBY

Appleton charter school closing

Students won't be returning to one charter school in Appleton in the fall. The board that oversees United Public Montessori notified the Appleton district that only six students were signed up, so the school will close. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman…

posted 2014-07-11 05:05 by WHBY

Teacher to stand trial for assaulting boy

A 27-year-old teacher and coach in Green Bay was bound over for trial in a sexual assault case. Wayne Makela of Hobart was a fifth-through-eighth grade teacher at Pilgrim Lutheran last school year, and he's accused of having sexual contact…

posted 2014-07-11 05:04 by WHBY

Young birds on endangered list killed

The DNR says someone killed about 25 young birds on an island in Little Lake Butte des Morts. The chicks were part of a colony of Common Tern. The birds are on the state's endangered species list. Wardens believe the…

posted 2014-07-11 05:03 by WHBY


Brewers swept by Phillies

Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before scoring seven runs an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies grab a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 9-1 win.  The Phillies sent 12…

posted 2014-07-10 16:32:49 by WHBY

State officially appeals gay marriage ruling

It's official, the state is appealing a federal judge's decision to throw out Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Governor Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed paperwork today, with the 7th District Court of Appeals. Judge Barbara Crabb…

posted 2014-07-10 16:31 by WHBY

Suspect in deputy attack turns himself in

Two men are in custody, in connection with a fight with a Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputy last Saturday. Capt. Rick Olig says a 19-year-old rural Campbellsport man was arrested yesterday. 22-year-old Colton O'Brien of Eden turned himself in…

posted 2014-07-10 16:30 by WHBY

Police: Woman intentionally hit road worker

A Kimberly woman is accused of deliberately hitting a construction worker, in a work zone, by Kimberly high school. Fox Valley Metro police chief Erik Misselt says 57-year-old Patricia Carlson ignored two Outagamie County workers, yesterday morning, while crews were…

posted 2014-07-10 15:05 by WHBY

Bigger trucks exempt from 'wheel tax'

A proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton wouldn't apply to owners of some larger vehicles. The city is exploring the idea of charging people $20 dollars a year for each vehicle they keep in Appleton. They'd pay it, with their annual…

posted 2014-07-10 15:04 by WHBY

Prof reacts to fundraising in governor's race

A political scientist is weighing in on the latest fundraising numbers in the race for governor. Governor Walker collected $8.2 million from January to June of this year. His main Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, brought in $3.6 million. St. Norbert…

posted 2014-07-10 15:03 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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