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2014-10-01

Police wait to talk to driver about crashes

Appleton police say they haven't been able to talk with an 18-year-old man yet, about a series of crashes on the city's northside. Sgt. Dave Lund says the driver hit a van, several mailboxes, and a tree, in a three-block…

posted 2014-10-01 13:02 by WHBY

Report details impact of BadgerCare decision

A report shows nearly 850 people in Outagamie County are still without health insurance, after they lost their BadgerCare coverage last April. More than 1,800 people were shifted to the federal health insurance exchanges, under a plan from Governor Walker.…

posted 2014-10-01 13:01 by WHBY

Harris targets Grothman on women's issues

The Democrat in a race for Congress is taking aim at his Republican opponent over women's issues. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris faces Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, in the 6th congressional district. Harris says Grothman pushed to…

posted 2014-10-01 13:00 by WHBY

Salvation Army looking for bell ringers

The weather is getting colder, and before long we'll be hearing the Salvation Army bells again. Salvation Army Fox Cities spokesman Robb Waugus says people can already start signing up for two-hour bell-ringing shifts, during the holiday season. He says…

posted 2014-10-01 12:59 by WHBY

New group may move into Haven of Hope

The families affected by the abrupt closing of a day care facility for adults and children with special needs are trying to re-open it. They're working to form their own non-profit group, and they want to buy the former Haven…

posted 2014-10-01 05:05 by WHBY

Panel: Petri may have broken ethics rules

An independent panel says there's "substantial reason" to believe that a congressman from Fond du Lac broke House ethics rules and standards. Outgoing Republican Congressman Tom Petri was accused of violating rules, by supporting proposals from two companies that he…

posted 2014-10-01 05:04 by WHBY

Walker, Burke highlight domestic violence issue

Governor Walker's latest campaign ad talks about his track record in fighting domestic violence, and his Democratic challenger says he hasn't done enough. Walker says he's signed bills that provided $15 million to help domestic abuse victims, and to prevent…

posted 2014-10-01 05:03 by WHBY

Road salt prices up after last winter

Last winter's harsh weather is tightening budgets for highway departments coming into the next winter. Winnebago County highway commissioner Ernie Winters says he's paying $9 more, per-ton, for road salt this year, because supplies were stretched so thin last winter.…

posted 2014-10-01 05:02 by WHBY

Prof reacts to NFL blackout rule change

The NFL can't threaten to black out games from TV, if a game isn't sold out. The FCC eliminated that rule, in a unanimous decision yesterday. The Green Bay Packers faced a potential blackout in the team's home TV markets…

posted 2014-10-01 05:01 by WHBY

Papyrus focus of Paper Discovery Center exhibit

Visitors to the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton will get a chance to check out an ancient type of paper. Egyptians used a plant that grew along the Nile River to make papyrus. Executive director Kathleen Lhost says they would…

posted 2014-10-01 05:00 by WHBY

2014-09-30

Berlin murder victims shot multiple times

Berlin police say the victims of a double murder died from multiple gunshot wounds. Twenty-eight-year-old Melissa Tuinstra was found dead, on a sidewalk, in the 200 block of Broadway Street last Saturday night. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Daniels was in an upstairs…

posted 2014-09-30 16:30 by WHBY

Crash damage stretched for 3 blocks

The trail of damage left behind by an 18-year-old driver, on Appleton's northside, stretched for about three blocks. Police Sgt. Dave Lund says the Appleton man was on Weiland Lane, near N. Mason Street, when he first hit a parked…

posted 2014-09-30 13:05 by WHBY

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