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2016-01-15

Police look for tips on robberies

Police are hoping social media can help detectives solve a string of armed robberies on the city's north side. The department posted a video of the Tuesday afternoon holdup at Family Dollar, on W. Wisconsin Avenue, and two pictures of…

posted 2016-01-15 05:05 by WHBY

Education part of police focus on race relations

The Appleton police department wants to work on race relations, and educating officers and the community will be a part of it. Chief Todd Thomas developed a five-part plan, after talking with the public over a four-month period. Asst. Chief…

posted 2016-01-15 05:04 by WHBY

Drunk, high man found in Manitowoc school

Manitowoc police say a 58-year-old homeless man was drunk and high, and thought that he was a knight, when he broke into Lincoln high school yesterday morning. A student spotted Steven Grimm around 6:45 a.m., and told someone in the…

posted 2016-01-15 05:03 by WHBY

Vos: Vote unlikely on concealed guns in schools

There's a proposal to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in schools, but a Republican leader doesn't think it will come up for a vote. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos questions if there's enough political backing to move forward,…

posted 2016-01-15 05:02 by WHBY

Former foster kids talk about transition

A group of former foster kids told their stories to advocates in Appleton yesterday. Pastor Larry Craemer helped organize the event at Valley Baptist Church, after seeing a presentation last summer. He says many have a tough time transitioning, after…

posted 2016-01-15 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-14

Police have plan to improve race relations

Appleton police want to take a series of steps to improve race relations. Chief Todd Thomas released a five-step action plan, based on conversations with people in the community. He says while that reinforced a number of positive things, he…

posted 2016-01-14 13:05 by WHBY

Powerball jackpot helped property owners

The big ticket sales for Powerball over the last couple of weeks will have an impact on property tax bills. The drawing for the record $1.6 billion jackpot was last night. A share of the ticket revenue goes back to…

posted 2016-01-14 13:04 by WHBY

Powerball players from Wis. won $50K

More than a dozen Powerball ticketholders in Wisconsin won $50,000. One of those 13 tickets was sold in Green Bay, at Lou's One Stop, on Manitowoc Road. The 50-thousand dollar winners matched four of the five numbers, and the Powerball.…

posted 2016-01-14 13:03 by WHBY

Ott pushing lifejacket rule for kids

Children would have to wear a life jacket, at all times, when they're on a boat, under a proposal from a local lawmaker. Rep. Al Ott says it would impact kids 12 and under. Right now, there has to be…

posted 2016-01-14 13:01 by WHBY

Lawmaker pushes bill to help rural areas

Rural lawmakers unveiled a package of bills this week, to help the state's less-populated areas. Republican Rep. Ed Brooks of Reedsburg says young people aren't staying in those areas after graduation, and the schools are suffering. Brooks and other GOP…

posted 2016-01-14 13:00 by WHBY

Some states may raise smoking age to 21

Several states are considering increasing the smoking age to 21, but as of now, Wisconsin is not one of them. Hawaii was the first to make the change, and the law took effect on January 1. New Jersey's Legislature approved…

posted 2016-01-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton snakes proposal clears hurdle

Pet snakes might be able to be six-feet long in Appleton soon. The city's board of health voted unanimously yesterday to increase the size limit from three feet. Public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says it's important that the city's ban…

posted 2016-01-14 05:04 by WHBY

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