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2015-03-13

Advocate weighs in on veterans bill

A Madison-area lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require judges to consider a veteran's combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, when issuing a sentence. But a local veterans advocate says it's not needed in some parts of the state. John LiDonne…

posted 2015-03-13 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-12

Ricin suspect takes plea deal

A suspended UW-Oshkosh student accused of making ricin, changed his plea this morning. 21-year-old Kyle Smith reached a deal with federal prosecutors, and he entered a guilty plea in federal court, to possessing ricin. Prosecutors agreed to recommend a four-year…

posted 2015-03-12 13:05 by WHBY

Woman arrested for slashing tires near bars

Green Bay police say a woman was driving around to different bars, and slashing tires, early yesterday morning, apparently to stop people from driving drunk. Lt. Jeff Brester says people started calling police around 12:30 a.m. and they were getting…

posted 2015-03-12 13:04 by WHBY

Group maps Lower Fox River for paddlers

A non-profit put together new maps to help paddlers on the Lower Fox River. Candice Montara is the president of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway. She says the maps let people know where they should go to steer clear of dams,…

posted 2015-03-12 13:03 by WHBY

City picks 5 winners for sidewalk poetry

Appleton's sidewalk poetry program is gaining momentum. City spokesman Chad Doran says they received nearly 100 submissions this year,and that's up about 20 percent from last year. He says the poets ranged from third graders to adults. He says the…

posted 2015-03-12 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton to replace part of library's roof

Part of the Appleton Public Library could get a new roof, at the same time the city is looking into building a new one. City facilities director Dean Gazza says no matter what happens with the library, the building would…

posted 2015-03-12 13:01 by WHBY

FBI targets child porn in NE Wis.

An FBI agent from the Green Bay field office says the agency, and local police, are putting an emphasis on catching child pornographers, and the people who view it online. Agent Jerry Mullen says they've been catching a lot of…

posted 2015-03-12 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah may change dangerous animal rules

The city of Neenah might make changes to its standards for dangerous animals. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says he hopes to add the designation of "potentially dangerous animal" for incidents that don't quite rise to the level of their "dangerous"…

posted 2015-03-12 05:04 by WHBY

Midway Road pedestrian upgrades planned

Traffic is growing on Midway Road, and there are plans to help pedestrians cross in one area. The cities of Appleton and Menasha, along with Calumet County, want to make improvements between Oneida Street and Plank Road. They include raised…

posted 2015-03-12 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmakers weigh in on handgun waiting period

One of the authors of a bill that would eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun believes the law can harm domestic abuse victims. Rep. Mary Czaja told a Senate committee yesterday that background checks only take…

posted 2015-03-12 05:02 by WHBY

Group rallies in support of Madison police

Supporters of the Madison police department rallied yesterday, several days after an officer shot a 19-year-old man. Tony Robinson was unarmed when he was killed, last Friday, on the city's eastside. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval stressed the importance of…

posted 2015-03-12 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-11

Appleton still trying to get trestles

After years of trying to acquire two railroad trestles in the Appleton flats, city officials hope to make progress soon. Community development director Karen Harkness says a deadline is looming, in May, to work out an agreement with the Canadian…

posted 2015-03-11 13:05 by WHBY

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