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Council may hold special expo meeting

Appleton leaders might hold a special meeting so they can ask questions about the proposed downtown expo center. Ald. Peter Stueck is the chair of the community and economic development committee. He says city council members would be able to…

posted 2015-01-27 05:05 by WHBY

Refinery issues lead to gas price spike

Gas prices ended their months-long slide in the Fox Cities yesterday, when they climbed by about eight cents. Gas is now going for $1.99 a gallon at some stations. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says four refineries in…

posted 2015-01-27 05:04 by WHBY

3 fire calls make for busy afternoon

Appleton firefighters responded to three calls around the same time yesterday afternoon. The worst was an apartment fire on the city's eastside. Firefighter Dave Reigles says contractors were doing some remodeling in a second-story apartment on Woodmere Court. He says…

posted 2015-01-27 05:03 by WHBY

Menasha shows off plans for new park

Menasha officials hope to start work on a new park this fall. Parks director Brian Tungate says the 5-1/2 acre site is at the end of Tana Lane, on the city's eastside. He says the facility will include woods, a…

posted 2015-01-27 05:02 by WHBY

'Once' opening at PAC tonight

A Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is opening tonight at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Once will be in downtown Appleton for eight performances, through Sunday. PAC spokeswoman Amy Gosz says it's a story about a down-on-his-luck musician, and…

posted 2015-01-27 05:01 by WHBY


'Heroic effort' during, after ice rescue

The Winnebago County coroner is praising dive teams and rescuers for risking their own lives to try to save a father and son yesterday. Forty-year-old Andrew Doro of Sussex, and eight-year-old Derek, died after their Jeep went through the ice…

posted 2015-01-26 13:05 by WHBY

Health insurance deadline approaching

The clock is ticking on the open enrollment period, to buy health insurance through the federal exchanges, and a local group is helping people sign up. Partnership Community Health Center is holding a Super Saturday event, at Goodwill in Menasha,…

posted 2015-01-26 13:04 by WHBY

Baldwin fires staffer over VA concerns

A Democratic U.S. Senator from Wisconsin says her office should have listened, and communicated better, when someone reported a drug issue at a VA clinic in Tomah. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Madison says she should have called for an investigation…

posted 2015-01-26 13:03 by WHBY

Houdini film restored by TCM

The head of an Appleton museum says the restoration of a 95-year-old film starring Harry Houdini will highlight a little-known aspect of the career. The escape artist from Appleton made The Grim Game in 1919. Turner Classic Movies recently bought…

posted 2015-01-26 13:02 by WHBY

T-Rats searching for 'spokeskid'

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are looking for a boy or girl to become the team's "spokeskid" for the upcoming season. The team is holding a Kid Star contest for the first time. Timber Rattlers spokeswoman Hilary Bauer says it's open…

posted 2015-01-26 13:01 by WHBY

More women using gambling hotline

There's been a big increase in the number of women calling a group's hotline for compulsive gamblers. Rose Gruber is the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. She says calls from women are up more than 90…

posted 2015-01-26 13:00 by WHBY

Man killed after Jeep goes through ice

A Jeep broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago yesterday morning, and a 40-year-old man died. His eight-year-old son was taken to a local hospital. The Winnebago County sheriff's department says divers pulled the two from the water. Authorities say…

posted 2015-01-26 05:05 by WHBY

Thanks to Nanci Micke and Michelle Losey with United Way Fox Cities for joining us on the noon hour today!…
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