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Appleton makes list of affordable college towns

A study ranks Appleton 37th on a list of the 50 "great affordable college towns" in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says the finding by Great Value Colleges is a tribute to how well the city works together with Lawrence…

posted 2014-06-24 13:02 by WHBY

Troopers expect County USA traffic impacts

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Oshkosh area can expect some backups through the weekend because of Country USA. The music festival starts this afternoon. Sgt. Jeffrey Nelson of the State Patrol says campers will be heading in today, and…

posted 2014-06-24 13:01 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to power company deal

A proposed merger between the two largest power companies in eastern Wisconsin will get a lot of scrutiny from a watchdog group. Kira Loehr is the acting executive director of the Citizens Utility Board. She says the proposal from the…

posted 2014-06-24 05:05 by WHBY

Judge: Phone app suspect 'trolling for teens'

Outagamie County prosecutors say a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted, and punched by a 21-year-old De Pere man, after they met through a phone app. Court records say Anthony Miller used the app Whisper to contact the girl. They say…

posted 2014-06-24 05:04 by WHBY

Flyover ramps opening at Hwys. 41 & 29

A five-year construction project near Green Bay will come to an end tomorrow morning. The DOT will open flyover ramps between Highways 41 and 29. The agency held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday on one of the ramps. Spokesman Mark…

posted 2014-06-24 05:03 by WHBY

Burke responds to attack ad

Governor Walker's campaign launched a new attack ad, and his main Democratic opponent calls it "ridiculous." Mary Burke was in Green Bay yesterday. The TV spot looks at Burke's time as the state commerce secretary, under former Governor Jim Doyle.…

posted 2014-06-24 05:02 by WHBY

Group: Thilmany biggest industrial polluter

A report by an environmental group accuses the Thilmany paper mill in Kaukauna of being the worst toxic polluter in the state. Megan Severson of Wisconsin Environment says they're basing that on figures from the EPA, from 2012. She says…

posted 2014-06-24 05:01 by WHBY


The Nationals shutout the Brewers

The Brewers were blanked by the Washington Nationals 3-0 at Miller Park on Monday night.  Adam LaRoche for the Nationals provided all the offense with his three-run home run in the third inning.  Pitcher Matt Garza (4-5) pitched seven innings,…

posted 2014-06-23 22:27:58 by WHBY

Police: Phone app led to meeting, teen assault

Appleton police say a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and punched by a 21-year-old De Pere man, after they met through a phone app. They say Anthony Miller used the app Whisper to contact the girl, and she agreed to…

posted 2014-06-23 14:45 by WHBY

Man dies after gun accident in Appleton

Appleton police say a 55-year-old man died from an accident with a gun. Sgt. Dave Lund says a handgun went off around 7:45 p.m. yesterday, at a home in the 900 block of W. Winnebago Street. He says people were…

posted 2014-06-23 14:30 by WHBY

2 major power companies merging

The parent company of We Energies is buying the parent company of Wisconsin Public Service, to create the largest electric and gas supplier in the Midwest. We Energies CEO Gale Klappa talked about the $9.1 billion deal this morning. He…

posted 2014-06-23 13:05 by WHBY

2 arrested for pellet gun at G.B East high

Green Bay police say they arrested two people this morning for having a pellet gun at East high school. Police say someone saw the gun, and called them, around 8:45 a.m. School district spokeswoman Lori Blakeslee says summer school students…

posted 2014-06-23 13:04 by WHBY

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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Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago