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2016-02-18

New flu strain targeting younger group

The flu season is underway, and the strain that's going around now is different than the one, at the start of the season. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist for the state Health Services Department. He says this one is hitting…

posted 2016-02-18 12:59 by WHBY

Study to look at future of Theda Clark, AMC

ThedaCare wants to take a long look at whether to combine two major hospitals in the Fox Cities, by building a new regional hospital. The health care system's board of directors wants to move forward with an in-depth study of…

posted 2016-02-18 05:05 by WHBY

Police: Robbery a warning about 'hook ups'

Police say an incident in Grand Chute should serve as a warning for people, if they use online dating sites and "hook up" apps. Grand Chute Lt. Russ Blahnik says a man set up a "causal encounter" with two women…

posted 2016-02-18 05:04 by WHBY

Fox Cities CVB looks back on 2015

The tourism industry in the Fox Cities had a strong year in 2015. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that room tax revenues were up almost 10 percent. Hotel occupancy rates climbed by nearly five percent. Executive director…

posted 2016-02-18 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton extends deal with expo firm

The city of Appleton is sticking with a consulting firm to work out the details of borrowing money to build an expo center in the downtown. The city council agreed to a contract with Hinshaw and Culbertson for a $240,000…

posted 2016-02-18 05:02 by WHBY

Hwy. JJ decision delayed

There will be more talks about the possible designs for a segment of Highway JJ, by Appleton North high school. Appleton's city council sent the issue back to the municipal services committee last night. Engineers, nearby businesses, and school district…

posted 2016-02-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-17

1 hurt in Freedom fire & explosion

A shed was destroyed, in an explosion and fire, this morning, on Freedom's east side. Fire Chief Mark Green says one person was taken to a hospital, and he doesn't know the extent of the injuries. The call came in…

posted 2016-02-17 14:00 by WHBY

High court race could be partisan battle

The race for state Supreme Court is in place, and a political science professor says the setup is familiar. Justice Rebecca Bradley will square off against state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg on April 5. Lawrence University professor Arnold Shober…

posted 2016-02-17 13:05 by WHBY

SOAR Fox Cities starting I.T. pilot

A non-profit that helps the developmentally disabled is starting a program to train people to work in the information technology field. Sonia Barham is the executive director of SOAR Fox Cities. She says high-functioning people with autism can pay close…

posted 2016-02-17 13:04 by WHBY

5 hurt in crash by Outagamie, Brown Co. line

Five people were hurt in a rollover crash this morning, near the Outagamie and Brown County line. Sgt. Luke Newman of the State Patrol says the driver of an SUV ran a stop sign, and hit a car, at the…

posted 2016-02-17 13:03 by WHBY

Bill targeting repeat OWIs heads to Walker

The state is a step closer to putting stricter penalties in place for repeat drunk drivers. The Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill last night, and it's headed to Governor Walker's desk. The proposal would make all fourth offenses a felony, and…

posted 2016-02-17 13:02 by WHBY

Rear-facing car seat bill goes to Senate

Kids under two years old would have to ride in a rear-facing car seat, under a proposal that cleared a hurdle last night. The Assembly signed off on the rule change, and that sends the bill to the Senate. Republican…

posted 2016-02-17 13:01 by WHBY

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