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Oshkosh police investigate child enticement

Oshkosh police are investigating a possible child enticement case, at a church. Authorities say a man in his 50s approached a young girl, at Our Savior's Church, around 11:30 a.m. last Sunday. They say he tried to get her to…

posted 2014-11-25 13:04 by WHBY

Some stores get jump on Black Friday deals

Black Friday traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season, but more retailers are holding big sales earlier than normal this year. Betty Hurd is a retail expert at Madison College. She says that's because Thanksgiving is late in the month,…

posted 2014-11-25 13:03 by WHBY

Parade a showcase for downtown businesses

Appleton's annual Christmas Parade is a big day for businesses in the downtown. Jennifer Stephany is the executive director of Appleton Downtown Inc. She says people might not be shopping, while they're at the parade, but they might get ideas…

posted 2014-11-25 13:02 by WHBY

CVB helping people 'Bundle Up'

Winter is off to an early start, and a state campaign is helping keep people warm. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking part in the "Bundle Up" program, through the state tourism department. Spokeswoman Mary Rhode says…

posted 2014-11-25 13:01 by WHBY

City could review gas station canopy lights

The city of Appleton might take a look at its rules for lighting on gas station canopies. Ald. Kyle Lobner says there are some questions about whether lights should be allowed on the sides of them. He says a gas…

posted 2014-11-25 13:01 by WHBY

Main St. in Wrightstown to reopen

A stretch of the major street in Wrightstown will reopen sometime tomorrow. Workers have been moving utilities on Main Street, between Broadway and High streets, for just over two weeks. It's in preparation for the DOT's nearly $19 million project,…

posted 2014-11-25 13:00 by WHBY

Opening weekend numbers down

Opening weekend of the gun deer hunting season was slower than normal. Preliminary totals show hunters registered more than 900,000 deer, and that's down almost 19 percent from last year. Kevin Wallenfang is the DNR's big game ecologist, and he…

posted 2014-11-25 05:05 by WHBY

Man arrested after short crime spree

Appleton police say a 29-year-old man went on a crime spree while officers were trying to find him late yesterday afternoon. They say he snatched a woman's purse, outside of a business, in the 500 block of W. Calumet Street,…

posted 2014-11-25 05:04 by WHBY

Apartment project in flats takes step forward

Plans to convert an industrial building in the Appleton flats into apartments cleared their first hurdle. The former A.C. Compressor Building would become the Woolen Mills Lofts. The plan commission approved a request to re-zone the property, to allow 60…

posted 2014-11-25 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton Christmas Parade set for tonight

People will line the sidewalks along College Avenue in downtown Appleton tonight for the city's annual Christmas Parade. Organizer Greg Otis says they always anticipate a big crowd. The parade starts at 6 p.m. The route stretches from State Street…

posted 2014-11-25 05:02 by WHBY

Ag groups weigh in on immigration

Two state ag groups are reacting to President Obama's changes to the country's immigration rules. Darin Von Ruden is the president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and he says farmers are disappointed. He says farmers have a hard time hiring…

posted 2014-11-25 05:01 by WHBY


Convicted child killer to be released

A former Kaukauna man convicted of killing a child, 26 years ago, will be getting out of prison. Sixty-six-year-old Vincent Fisher sexually assaulted and murdered six-year-old Jessica Miller, at a home in Kaukauna in 1988. Police say she died from…

posted 2014-11-24 15:06 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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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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