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2015-01-13

Dems weigh in on governor's speech

A handful of Democrats are talking about what they'd like Governor Walker to cover during tonight's State of the State speech. Rep. Amanda Stuck of Appleton says funding for public schools, and accountability for voucher schools, are a couple of…

posted 2015-01-13 05:04 by WHBY

Ryan won't run for president

There's now only one Wisconsin Republican contemplating a run for the White House next year. Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville announced yesterday that he will not enter the race. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober says Ryan probably feels…

posted 2015-01-13 05:03 by WHBY

Bill might impact local schools

A bill that could force under-performing public schools to become independent charters could impact schools in the Appleton and Green Bay districts. Appleton's Roosevelt middle school and 11 Green Bay schools are on a list of schools that haven't met…

posted 2015-01-13 05:02 by WHBY

State's high court to hear deportation issue

Justices on the state Supreme Court will take up the case of a former Green Bay man. Thirty-five-year-old Fernando Ortiz-Mondragen left the U.S. for for Mexico, after learning that he would face deportation for a domestic abuse incident. He reached…

posted 2015-01-13 05:01 by WHBY

Curly's Pub closes for renovation

Now that there won't be any more Packers games at Lambeau Field this season, the team is starting to work on another part of the atrium renovation project. Curly's Pub closed yesterday. A new restaurant will open this summer, in…

posted 2015-01-13 05:00 by WHBY

2015-01-12

Jorgenson guilty in death of fiance's daughter

A former town of Menasha man accused of causing the death of his fiance's daughter decided to plea to a homicide charge today. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Jorgenson entered a no contest plea in Winnebago County court, to a charge of first-degree…

posted 2015-01-12 13:05 by WHBY

Police reach out to stores about meth

Some businesses in Appleton are getting mail from the city's police department, asking them to help with a growing meth problem. Sgt. Dave Lund says the pamphlet has a list of items that are commonly used to make the drug.…

posted 2015-01-12 13:04 by WHBY

Fire dept. aid agreement working well

Appleton's fire chief says a fire call on the city's southside shows how well the department's automatic aid agreement with Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue is working. Chief Len VanderWyst says the crew from a fire station in Menasha got to the…

posted 2015-01-12 13:03 by WHBY

Prof: Walker needs to make decision soon

As Governor Walker prepares his State of the State speech for tomorrow night, he's also likely feeling a lot of pressure to announce whether he'll get in next year's presidential race. UW-Madison political science professor Ken Mayer says the governor…

posted 2015-01-12 13:02 by WHBY

Car sales end 2014 on high note

2014 ended with strong car and truck sales, and dealerships are very optimistic, as the new year starts. Scott Quimby of Reg-Trak says new vehicle registrations in the Fox Valley rose by over 20 percent last month. That helped the…

posted 2015-01-12 13:01 by WHBY

Victim of fatal crash was from Waupaca

A 61-year-old Waupaca woman was the victim of a deadly crash on Highway 10 in Waupaca County last Friday morning. Authorities say Gail Butzin died after her husband lost control of the vehicle, near Fremont. The car went into the…

posted 2015-01-12 13:00 by WHBY

CVB has list of potential conventions

A new expo center in downtown Appleton could attract conventions from more than 50 groups. That's how many organizations are on a list that the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is keeping. Executive director Pam Seidl says they've either…

posted 2015-01-12 05:05 by WHBY

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