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2016-03-07

Fatal crashes up 32% in first 2 months

More people are dying on state roads so far this year, compared to 2015. The DOT says 79 people were killed during the first two months, and that's up 32 percent from a year ago. The agency's Steve Olson says…

posted 2016-03-07 05:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities now without a pool hall

When a pool hall in downtown Appleton closed several weeks ago, it left the Fox Cities without one, for the first time in years. KK Billiards was in the former Park Central building. Kurt Jacobson of Amusement Devices in Menasha…

posted 2016-03-07 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-04

Derailment still used in federal training

A lesson learned from the Weyauwega train derailment is still being used around the country, 20 years later. Today is the anniversary of the derailment. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Ehrenberg says when they evacuated the city, they had no idea…

posted 2016-03-04 13:05 by WHBY

Lee attorney questions detective's tactics

A defense attorney in a downtown Appleton murder case is trying to cast doubt on how investigators handled an interrogation. An Appleton police detective testified for much of the morning, about his contact with an early suspect in the case.…

posted 2016-03-04 13:04 by WHBY

Brewers address Hank the Dog rumors

The Milwaukee Brewers are using a microchip, and dental records, to dispel rumors that the team has a different Hank the Dog. The team held a press conference this morning at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Hank attracted nationwide attention two…

posted 2016-03-04 13:03 by WHBY

Valley Transit looking for new leader

Valley Transit will be under new leadership later this year. The city of Appleton is posting the general manager position today, after general manager Deborah Wetter retired last month. Bus system spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they'll continue to work on…

posted 2016-03-04 13:02 by WHBY

Touchmark hosting 'Downton Abbey' watch party

Fans of the TV drama "Downton Abbey" will be able to see the final episode of the poplar series on Sunday, at a local retirement community. Touchmark is hosting a preview screening at its facility off of W. Prospect Avenue,…

posted 2016-03-04 13:01 by WHBY

Weyauwega derailment was 20 yrs ago

Today is the 20th anniversary of a train derailment that led to the city-wide evacuation of Weyauwega. Fourteen of the 37 cars were carrying propane, and there were concerns about an explosion. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Ehrenberg says firefighters were…

posted 2016-03-04 05:05 by WHBY

Jurors watch Lee interrogation video

"I didn't do it." That's what the suspect in a downtown Appleton murder told investigators, during a police interrogation. Jurors watched a video of the interview yesterday afternoon, in the trial of 30-year-old Chong Lee of Neenah. He's charged with…

posted 2016-03-04 05:04 by WHBY

Health depts. look for answers with bacteria

There are a lot of unanswered questions about a rare blood infection that's popping up in southern Wisconsin. Officials say they're aware of 44 Elizabethkinga infections, and 18 deaths linked to the bacteria. Stephanie Smiley is director of the state…

posted 2016-03-04 05:03 by WHBY

Former Obama hater touts health care reforms

President Obama was in Milwaukee yesterday to talk about his health care reform law, and the number of people who now have insurance. Brent Brown of Mosinee introduced the president, and credited the reforms with saving his life. He says…

posted 2016-03-04 05:02 by WHBY

No back tags for hunters anymore

When deer hunters go into the woods in the fall, they'll be missing one very recognizable item. Governor Walker signed a law this week that eliminates the need for hunters to wear back tags. Jeff Nass of Seymour is the…

posted 2016-03-04 05:01 by WHBY

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