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Students returning to school

Another year is getting underway in public schools in the Fox Cities and northeast Wisconsin. Appleton superintendent Lee Allinger says teachers and staff are looking forward to getting to know all of their students. He says he's also excited about…

posted 2015-09-01 05:05 by WHBY

Police keeping close watch in school zones

With kids heading to and from school, police officers are going to be watching drivers in school zones. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says they need to keep their eyes peeled in neighborhoods too. He says kids might be walking, or…

posted 2015-09-01 05:04 by WHBY

Poverty rate climbs in Brown Co.

A report shows poverty is a growing problem in Brown County. The study from the Bay Area Community Council found that nearly 12 percent of families were living in poverty last year. That's about two percent higher than in 2007.…

posted 2015-09-01 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah restaurant owner faces trial

A downtown Neenah restaurant owner will stand trial on charges that he paid an employee to have sex with him. Sixty-one-year-old Ahmad Jahan Pima of Gyros and More was in Winnebago County court yesterday on charges of solicitation and prostitution. Court…

posted 2015-09-01 05:02 by WHBY

'Littlest' credit union new at Building for Kids

A trip to a downtown Appleton museum could help kids learn a lesson about managing money. The Building for Kids Children's Museum is opening the "Littlest Branch" on Friday. It's an exhibit sponsored by Fox Communities Credit Union. Spokeswoman Lynn…

posted 2015-09-01 05:01 by WHBY


Police: G.B. men died from crash, not fire

Police say a crash, and not the subsequent fire, took the lives of two men at an auto shop in Green Bay. A fire destroyed Hernandez Auto and Tire on the city's northside early last Thursday morning, and firefighters later…

posted 2015-08-31 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton man accused of firing gun

A 32-year old Appleton man is in custody, after police say he fired a shot in an apartment building parking lot in the town of Menasha. Officer Jason Weber says they're seeking charges of reckless endangerment, and carrying a concealed…

posted 2015-08-31 13:04 by WHBY

Bill would soften early school start ban

About 10 percent of the state's public school districts could start classes in August, if a state lawmaker gets his way. Republican Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon tried twice in recent years to repeal the state's ban on starting the…

posted 2015-08-31 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton parks launch maintenance app

The Appleton parks department is making it easier for people to report damaged park equipment, vandalism, or other problems. The department recently added a park cleanup app, to the city's website. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says it lets…

posted 2015-08-31 13:02 by WHBY

AHA gets larger state grant for homeless

More local homeless families will get some help getting back on their feet, thanks to a large increase in state funding. The Appleton Housing Authority received a nearly $160,000 grant, and that's over 40 percent more money than last year.…

posted 2015-08-31 13:01 by WHBY

UW-GB kicks of 50th anniversary events

This year marks the 50th anniversary of UW-Green Bay, and officials are starting the celebration as the new school gets underway. Chancellor Gary Miller and Mayor Jim Schmitt took part in a ceremony this morning to temporarily rename a street…

posted 2015-08-31 13:00 by WHBY

Menasha club finishes 1st summer

Tomorrow's start of the new year for public schools is also a transition for the new Boys and Girls Club in Menasha. The focus on after-school activities comes after a busier-than-expected first summer. Branch director Stephanie Lehrer says they thought…

posted 2015-08-31 05:05 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 3 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago