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Appleton Jaycees holding annual fireworks show

The 4th of July weekend kicks off tonight, with the annual Jaycees fireworks at Appleton's Memorial Park. Organizer Ron Tusler says they have bands lined up, at 5 p.m. and people started showing up around noon. The fireworks start around…

posted 2014-07-03 13:00 by WHBY

Mile of Music gets promotional grant

The state tourism department is pitching in, to bring more people to next month's Mile of Music festival in downtown Appleton. Co-founder Dave Willems says they'll use a grant to run radio advertising in the Milwaukee and Madison markets. He…

posted 2014-07-03 12:59 by WHBY

Appleton's new city clerk starting soon

Appleton will have a new city clerk later this month. The city council agreed to hire current Ashwaubenon clerk, Dawn Collins, last night. Mayor Tim Hanna says she seems to be a good fit. He says it will be a…

posted 2014-07-03 12:58 by WHBY

Groups calling for immigration reform

Some business leaders and faith-based groups talked about immigration, this afternoon, in Neenah. President Obama announced earlier this week that he'll take action on his own, if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill this summer. Pastor Dick Robinson of…

posted 2014-07-03 12:56 by WHBY

Two suffer burns in lawnmower explosion

A father and son have significant burns, after a lawnmower exploded last night in northern Outagamie County. The sheriff's department says they were working on the mower, and the gas somehow started on fire. Rescue crews were sent to their…

posted 2014-07-03 05:05 by WHBY

Man charged in Appleton standoff

A 20-year-old man is facing formal charges after a standoff on Appleton's northside. Police arrested 20-year-old Lee Pitts, but not before he crashed through the ceiling of a duplex, along with two officers and a K-9. The officers found Pitts…

posted 2014-07-03 05:04 by WHBY

Parking tickets might be on hold for festival

The Mile of Music is just over a month away, and an Appleton alderman wants to make sure people don't get parking tickets while they're downtown for the festival. Ald. Joe Martin introduced a proposal last night to keep parking…

posted 2014-07-03 05:03 by WHBY


G.B. police look for 'Peeping Tom'

Green Bay police are looking for a window peeper. Capt. Jeremy Muraski says the man was seen peering through a window, at an apartment complex, in the 300 block of S. Fisk Street, around June 1. He says the people…

posted 2014-07-02 15:05 by WHBY

White House issues report on Medicaid expansion

A White House report shows about 120,000 people in Wisconsin would have federally-funded health insurance, if the state would accept expanded Medicaid funding. Governor Walker turned down the money, and he implemented his own plan to cover more low-income adults.…

posted 2014-07-02 15:04 by WHBY

6 new businesses coming to downtown Kaukauna

Downtown Kaukauna is apparently a hot spot for new businesses. Six of them are going to open within a month. Mayor Gene Rosin says things just all came together at the same time. He says the building owners worked on…

posted 2014-07-02 15:03 by WHBY

We Energies, WPS to credit customers

State regulators are ordering We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service to return money to customers. The Public Service Commission says fuel costs were lower than projected last year. We Energies collected $18 million too much, and WPS overcharged ratepayers by…

posted 2014-07-02 15:02 by WHBY

School group likes FCC Wi-Fi plan

The FCC hopes to help 3,200 schools and libraries in Wisconsin get wireless Internet access, within the next five years. The leader of a state group says that's great news. John Ashley is the executive director of the Wisconsin Association…

posted 2014-07-02 15:01 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
posted by Philcast 13 hours ago
So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago