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Couple escapes from Appleton fire

Two people were taken to a hospital after a fire on Appleton's west side. Firefighters went to a home in the 1200 block of W. Spring Street, a little before 4 a.m. last Saturday. A neighbor smelled smoke and called…

posted 2016-02-15 05:01 by WHBY

Special road tax idea on hold

The idea of letting voters decide whether to raise the sales tax by a half-percent in their county, to pay for local road projects, is apparently dead, for at least the rest of the year. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos supports…

posted 2016-02-15 05:00 by WHBY


Sturgeon season kicks off Saturday

Sturgeon spearers will be out on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes tomorrow. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says the weather shouldn't impact people too much. He says many spearers have heated shacks. People will also be hanging out at bars…

posted 2016-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

4 people in custody for robbery of home

Appleton police arrested four people for a robbery at a home on the city's north side, in what was a drug deal gone bad. They say a 23-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman were beaten and robbed of drugs and…

posted 2016-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna library move starts Saturday

Today is the last day that the Kaukauna Public Library will be in its longtime home. Director Tony Wieczorek says they're closing for two weeks, starting tomorrow, to move to the former Eagle Mill. He says they're getting help from…

posted 2016-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

Chisel preparing for Grammy Awards

An Appleton native is on his way to California, for the Grammy Awards on Monday night. Singer songwriter Cory Chisel is nominated for the co-writing the song "The Traveling Kind." Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris sang it. The co-founder of…

posted 2016-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton fire chief died on duty, 115 yrs ago

Appleton's first fire chief died while fighting a fire, 115 years ago tomorrow. Chief Elmer Anderson brought a crew to Kimberly to fight a fire at the paper mill on February 13, 1901. Firefighter Brad Brautigam is the department's historian.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Taylor running for Menasha mayor

Three candidates will square off in next Tuesday's primary election, for Menasha mayor. Incumbent Mayor Don Merkes is running for a third term. Business owner and former alderman Chris Klein, city council president James Taylor are also in the race.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:00 by WHBY

Parade of Homes starts this weekend

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities is holding its annual Winter Parade of Homes starting this weekend. Spokeswoman Megan Schlimm says more than 30 homes are on display, and people can get ideas for what they want in…

posted 2016-02-12 12:59 by WHBY

'Chicago The Musical' returning to PAC

A six-time Tony Award winning musical will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in May. Tickets for Chicago went on sale this morning. The show was last at the PAC seven years ago. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says people…

posted 2016-02-12 12:58 by WHBY

Menasha candidates square off in debate

The three candidates running to be Menasha's next mayor faced each other last night, in the final debate before next Tuesday's primary election. City council president James Taylor says city government needs to be more transparent, and he would get…

posted 2016-02-12 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton student charged for bomb threat

Police say a senior at Appleton East high school faces criminal charges for making a bomb threat against the school. Sgt. Dave Lund says a student reported that a threat was posted on an anonymous phone app last week. He…

posted 2016-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

It's that time of year again.... I get excited about my annual trip to indulge in classic cars when I…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There's another police shooting in the news, but this time, man I can't for the life of me yet figure…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago
Why is this man asking to be sent back to Africa? The story on the Wednesday PhilCast during the 3:00…
posted by Philcast 6 days ago