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2014-10-10

Fire chief wants to keep military-style vehicle

The head of Appleton's fire department wants the city to keep the police department's new military-style vehicle. Chief Len Vander Wyst says firefighters often respond to calls with police. He says the dangers they can encounter are much different, than…

posted 2014-10-10 05:04 by WHBY

Woman safe after abduction scare

Menasha police were concerned that a 27-year-old woman might have been abducted yesterday afternoon. Lt. Matthew Albrecht says they thought 22-year-old Katrell Person may have forced Marie Pearsall to leave her apartment. He says officers found her safe, a couple…

posted 2014-10-10 05:03 by WHBY

State ranks poorly for flu shots

When it comes to getting a flu shot, there's a lot of room for improvement in Wisconsin. UW-Madison Dr. Jon Temte is the chair of a CDC committee, and he says the state ranked 44th for the number of people…

posted 2014-10-10 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-09

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Voter ID law

The state's Voter ID law will not be in effect for next month's election. The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in last night, and blocked the photo ID requirement. The ACLU asked justices to issue an emergency order, after a federal…

posted 2014-10-09 21:00 by WHBY

Oshkosh Defense cutting up to 370 workers

The Oshkosh Corporation is making another round of mass layoffs in its defense division. John Daggett is a spokesman for the Oshkosh-based company. He says up to 300 hourly workers and 70 salary positions will be cut in December. Most…

posted 2014-10-09 13:30 by WHBY

Missing boy found after fire

Brown County sheriff's deputies and Green Bay police joined the search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing early this morning, after a fire at a duplex in Ashwaubenon. Investigators say a child accidentally started the fire, in the basement,…

posted 2014-10-09 13:05 by WHBY

LU hit & run victim reflects

The 19-year-old woman who was hit by a car on the Lawrence University campus, one year ago today, says she feels very lucky. Shannon Grant says the hit-and-run accident was the first thing she thought about when she woke up…

posted 2014-10-09 13:04 by WHBY

Walker: Fox Cities support crucial in election

People in the Fox Cities can expect to hear a lot from the candidates running for governor, as we approach election day. During a stop at Thrivent Financial in Appleton this morning, Governor Walker said in order to win, it's…

posted 2014-10-09 13:03 by WHBY

Gehl wins award for helping abuse victims

A local advocate for victims of domestic violence received a state award for her long-term impact. Wendy Gehl of Harbor House won the lifetime achievement award from the Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse. She says she's spent the last 30…

posted 2014-10-09 13:02 by WHBY

Corn harvest up in state, prices down

There could be some record-breaking yields in the fall corn harvest in Wisconsin. State agriculture secretary Ben Brancel says farmers need that, because prices are about half of what they were 1-1/2 years ago. He says they're only getting $3.30…

posted 2014-10-09 13:01 by WHBY

LU crosswalk hit & run remains unsolved

Appleton police are still looking for the driver who hit a Lawrence University student, one year ago today. Sgt. Dave Lund says investigators thought they would have an easier time catching the hit-and-run suspect, because they had surveillance video of…

posted 2014-10-09 05:05 by WHBY

Valley Transit proposed fare hike

Valley Transit leaders are proposing a fare increase for next year. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says regular fares would go from $1.80 to $2. She says they haven't raised fares since 2009, and their operating costs continue to rise. Voelzke says…

posted 2014-10-09 05:04 by WHBY

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