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2014-10-09

Drug deal gone bad blamed for shooting

Appleton police say last month's shooting on the city's northside was over a drug deal gone bad. No one was hit by the bullets that were fired in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street on September 6. Appleton's SWAT…

posted 2014-10-09 05:03 by WHBY

State upgrades unemployment website

The state's website for people making unemployment claims is getting a major upgrade today. Department of workforce development spokesman John Dipko says it's the first big improvement, since the current site was created six years ago. He says it will…

posted 2014-10-09 05:02 by WHBY

Expo center consultants could stay on

A consulting firm might be around for at least a little while longer to negotiate a deal for the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center. The Appleton Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously yesterday to keep Hinshaw and Culbertson. The firm is recommending…

posted 2014-10-09 05:01 by WHBY

Pinot's Palette opens in former Conkey's

The former Conkey's Bookstore in downtown Appleton is officially a painting studio. Mari Kessenich opened a Pinot's Palette franchise this month. She held an open house, and ribbon cutting ceremony, yesterday. Kessenich says they host classes for couples and groups,…

posted 2014-10-09 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-08

Police find suspected drug lab

A marijuana bust on Appleton's southside turned into something much more for police. Lt. Brad Dunlap is the head of the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says they went to a home in the 1100 block of E. Sylvan…

posted 2014-10-08 13:05 by WHBY

Flu season starting early

The flu season is getting off to an early start in Wisconsin. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist for the state's health services department. He says eight people have had to go to a hospital, with influenza, since mid-September. Haupt says…

posted 2014-10-08 13:04 by WHBY

PARTY at the PAC focuses on texting

An annual event for high school students is focusing on the dangers of texting and driving this year. ThedaCare is hosting more than 5,000 students today and tomorrow, at the PARTY at the PAC, in downtown Appleton. Dr. David Schultz…

posted 2014-10-08 13:03 by WHBY

EAB found in heart of the northwoods

A beetle that's wiped out ash tree populations in several parts of the country, is now in the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods. Jim Dick is a spokesman for the state's department of ag, trade, and consumer protection. He says the…

posted 2014-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

Public meeting on Broadway/Riverside Dr.

The DOT is going to rebuild a busy street, south of Green Bay, and planners are holding a meeting on the project tonight. The work on Broadway and Riverside Drive will stretch for about 3-1/2 miles, from Randall Avenue in…

posted 2014-10-08 13:01 by WHBY

Matthews joins anti-domestic violence effort

A member of the Green Bay Packers hopes to encourage teens to talk to each other, if they're in an abusive relationship. Linebacker Clay Matthews was on-hand yesterday when Verizon Wireless gave End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin a $100,000 grant. The…

posted 2014-10-08 05:05 by WHBY

AAA: Hands-free devices still distracting

Research by AAA found that drivers can still be distracted, if they're using hands-free and voice-activated systems, in their vehicles. Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the quality of the voice-recognition software can make a difference. Jarmusz says drivers become more…

posted 2014-10-08 05:04 by WHBY

First Lady returns to Wis. for Burke

First Lady Michelle Obama made her second trip to Wisconsin in eight days yesterday, to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor. She told supporters in downtown Madison that young voters can make a big difference in the race between…

posted 2014-10-08 05:03 by WHBY

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