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2015-04-02

Appleton police to get more body cameras

All Appleton police officers on the street will soon be wearing body cameras. The city council unanimously approved a five-year contract with the Taser company to provide 86 cameras, and new Tasers. The department has had some cameras that officers…

posted 2015-04-02 05:05 by WHBY

Holocaust survivor speaks at UW-Fox

A Holocaust survivor told her story yesterday at UW-Fox Valley. Eighty-five-year-old Eva Schloss was 15 when her family was captured by the Nazis in Amsterdam, and she was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. She says people can try to…

posted 2015-04-02 05:04 by WHBY

Town chair race on Greenville ballot

Voters in Greenville will pick a town chair next Tuesday. Jack Anderson is squaring off against incumbent Randy Leiker. Anderson is a project manager for Bemis, and he says being fiscally responsible is one of his top priorities. Leiker says…

posted 2015-04-02 05:03 by WHBY

Event raises awareness of child abuse

Advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect brought people to the Outagamie County Justice Center, to draw attention to prevention efforts. CASA of the Fox Cities helped organize the Hands Around the Courthouse event. About 175 people locked hands…

posted 2015-04-02 05:02 by WHBY

Lawmaker pushing co-sleeping bill

People who hurt an infant while co-sleeping could face charges, if they were drunk or on drugs. Rep. Samantha Kerkman is pushing a bill that would let prosecutors file a felony charge. The Salem Republican says it's been a problem…

posted 2015-04-02 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-01

Police now collecting DNA for felony arrests

Authorities across the state now have to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a violent felony. Capt. Mike Jobe of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says it won't add too much work, for their staff. He says jail staffers…

posted 2015-04-01 13:05 by WHBY

NAMI weighs in on impact of police training

A training program that helps police officers recognize signs of mental illness is having a positive ripple effect in Appleton. That's the feeling of Karen Iverson Riggers of NAMI Fox Valley. Nearly half of Appleton's officers have gone through Crisis…

posted 2015-04-01 13:04 by WHBY

Beef prices hitting record highs

If you've been to a grocery store lately, you know that beef prices are very high right now, and officials say they'll likely stay there for a while. Nationally, a pound of ground beef is selling for a record-high average…

posted 2015-04-01 13:03 by WHBY

Ribble trying to solve G.B. phosphorous problem

Phosphorous runoff in Green Bay is leading to algae blooms, and some dead zones in the bay, and a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to find ways to solve the problem. Congressman Reid Ribble was in Green Bay this morning,…

posted 2015-04-01 13:02 by WHBY

Open race for Hortonville village leader

There's a race for the village president of Hortonville. Village board members Traci Martens and Al Habeck are trying to succeed outgoing president Andrew Gitter. He didn't seek another term. Habeck says they need to spark development, before the village…

posted 2015-04-01 13:01 by WHBY

Officer brought mental health training to city

A retiring Appleton police officer brought specialized mental health training to the department. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger started looking into Crisis Intervention Training 12 years ago. Now, almost half of the city's police force knows how to recognize when someone might…

posted 2015-04-01 05:05 by WHBY

Maintenance work starts on Hwy. 41

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Fox Cities will be dealing with lane closures through early August. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says they're going to work between the Breezewood Lane exit in Neenah, and Highway 15 in Grand Chute. He…

posted 2015-04-01 05:04 by WHBY

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