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IRS 'Free File' system up & running

People can start filing their taxes through the IRS website. The agency launched its Free File system, and spokesman Christopher Miller says more companies are also offering to submit state returns for free. He says they usually see two busy…

posted 2016-01-18 05:03 by WHBY

Gambling hotline nearly set record in 2015

A group that runs a gambling hotline in the state had a busy year in 2015. Rose Gruber is the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. She says they received nearly 15,000 calls last year, and that's…

posted 2016-01-18 05:02 by WHBY

Donald, 2 others to meet in high court primary

There's a race for a spot on the state Supreme Court, and one of the three candidates is a judge in Milwaukee County. Joe Donald says he would be a fair and impartial justice. He says he wants to help…

posted 2016-01-18 05:01 by WHBY


Police post video of Walgreens robber

Appleton police are releasing a video of the robbery at Walgreens on the city's north side from Wednesday morning. They're hoping someone can help identify the suspect from the holdup on W. Northland Avenue. The video is on the WHBY Facebook…

posted 2016-01-15 13:05 by WHBY

School leader doesn't want concealed gun change

The head of the Appleton school district wants lawmakers to leave the issue of concealed guns in schools alone. There's a proposal to let concealed carry permit holders bring guns onto school grounds. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said yesterday…

posted 2016-01-15 13:04 by WHBY

Work progressing on Menasha tower

The new office tower in downtown Menasha is expected to open in May. Mayor Don Merkes says construction is progressing well, thanks in part to the mild December weather. A new parking ramp on Broad Street will also be ready,…

posted 2016-01-15 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton launches new Citizens Academy

People will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city of Appleton's services, through a new program. Mayor Tim Hanna says they're going to hold a Citizens Academy, covering a variety of departments. He says they're…

posted 2016-01-15 13:02 by WHBY

Menasha woman wins Fairest of the Fairs

A 20-year-old Menasha woman is this year's Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. Gloria Kesler won the Calumet County contest last summer. She competed this week against 38 other contestants, from county and district fairs, throughout the state. Kesler says it…

posted 2016-01-15 13:01 by WHBY

DNR holding Free Fishing Weekend

People can try out ice fishing this weekend, without having to get a license. It's the DNR's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday. DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs says people need to bring the proper equipment, and keep…

posted 2016-01-15 13:00 by WHBY

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

Wisconsin ranks as the 18th most patriotic state in the country. That must be the case because it says so…
posted by Philcast 11 hours ago
In honor of the start of Summerfest I have some musical stories to start the Wednesday PhilCast, including some Beach…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There's a dress controversy brewing at Wimbledon. Nike taking heat for and making changes to a dress it has provided…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago