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2014-09-03

Wheel tax debate back at city council

The fate of a proposed wheel tax in Appleton could be decided tonight. The city council is taking up the idea of charging $20 a year for each vehicle that weighs up to four tons. Ald. Joe Martin introduced the…

posted 2014-09-03 13:04 by WHBY

Little Chute preparing for final Kermis

A 33-year Little Chute tradition is coming to an end, later this month. Tammy Frassetto is an organizer for the Kermis festival. She says the event was created to celebrate the village's Dutch heritage. But she says it's no longer…

posted 2014-09-03 13:03 by WHBY

Financial aid available for Flex Option

Students in the UW-System's Flexible Option program will get the chance to apply for federal financial aid. Administrators created the degree program, giving adults an opportunity to earn credits, using their real-life experiences. System President Ray Cross says it's the…

posted 2014-09-03 13:02 by WHBY

Poll: Voters want disclousure for outside groups

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows just over three-quarters of Wisconsin voters want third-party groups to list their donors. Jay Heck is the head of the government watchdog group Common Cause. He says most people already know special…

posted 2014-09-03 13:01 by WHBY

Brewers director of amateur scouting, Bruce Seid, passes away at 53

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday that director of amateur scouting, Bruce Seid, passed away unexpctedly at the age of 53.  Seid was visiting his family in Las Vegas. From the press release by the team Wednesday morning: “We are stunned…

posted 2014-09-03 08:35:08 by WHBY

Appleton easing into Chromebooks at high schools

Appleton high school students will have to wait a little while to get their Chromebooks. Voters approved a referendum, in February, to provide a computer for every student. District instructional technology director Dale Hanson says they'll take a couple of…

posted 2014-09-03 05:04 by WHBY

Walker won't make new jobs promise

Four years after he pledged to help create 250,000 jobs during his first term, Governor Walker says he won't make a specific job-creation promise this time. He says he doesn't regret the pledge though. Walker says he'll introduce a proposal…

posted 2014-09-03 05:03 by WHBY

Local property values near pre-recession levels

A study shows property values in the Fox Valley are following a state trend. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says statewide values rose 2.6 percent over the past year. That was the first increase since 2008. Brown County…

posted 2014-09-03 05:02 by WHBY

Police seek man for mall incident

Police say a man exposed himself, in an SUV, at the Fox River Mall earlier this week. Grand Chute police are searching for a man accused of indecent exposure in the parking lot of the mall. Officers were called around…

posted 2014-09-03 05:01 by WHBY

2014-09-02

Pedestrian dies after Appleton crash

The pedestrian who was hit by an SUV in downtown Appleton last week, died over the weekend. Sgt. Dave Lund says the 36-year-old Appleton area man was crossing S. Memorial Drive, at College Avenue, just after midnight on Friday morning.…

posted 2014-09-02 14:30 by WHBY

Crash victim was senior at Neenah high

The 17-year-old victim of a weekend crash in Winnebago County was a senior at Neenah high school. Alicia Haase was riding in an SUV when a 66-year-old man ran a stop sign at Highway II, in the town of Clayton,…

posted 2014-09-02 14:29 by WHBY

Kaukauna starts with smaller classes

Class sizes are getting a bit smaller, as students return to the classroom today in the Kaukauna school district. Superintendent Mark Duerwaechter while many schools are seeing larger classes, the school board made a commitment to go in the opposite…

posted 2014-09-02 13:05 by WHBY

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