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2014-12-31

Walker reelection among top 2014 stories

The race for governor was one of the top stories of 2014. Governor Walker faced a Democratic challenge from former Trek Bicycle executive and relative political newcomer Mary Burke. It turned out to be Walker's third victory in four years,…

posted 2014-12-31 15:04 by WHBY

Snowmobilers need to head north

Snowmobilers have to go to the very northern part of the state to find open trails. The Travel Wisconsin website shows that the northern tier of counties all have good riding conditions, and they quickly deteriorate the farther south you…

posted 2014-12-31 15:03 by WHBY

Appleton crews flooding ice rinks

The cold weather this week is helping Appleton park crews get the ice rinks ready for skaters. Kabel Helmbrecht says workers are flooding the rink in Jones Park today, and it should be open by the weekend. He says Erb…

posted 2014-12-31 15:02 by WHBY

Blood center looking for donors

Winter weather and a busy holiday season, combined with a worse than normal flu season, are keeping regular and potential donors away from the Community Blood Center. Spokeswoman Jean Detjen says donations are notoriously down this time of year. She…

posted 2014-12-31 15:01 by WHBY

Heroin investigation targeted entire ring

A major drug investigation that ended with 36 arrests targeted a specific heroin operation in the Green Bay area for nearly a year. Police are now able to talk about their work, after a judge decided to unseal the case.…

posted 2014-12-31 05:05 by WHBY

More than 90K get health insurance

More than 92,000 people in Wisconsin signed up for health insurance through the federal exchanges, during the month. More than 40 percent were first-time customers. A federal report released yesterday shows almost 60-percent renewed a policy, or chose a different…

posted 2014-12-31 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton police have New Year's plans

Police officers plan to be out-and-about, throughout Appleton, for New Year's Eve. Lt. Steve Diedrich says they'll be walking along College Avenue in the downtown, and on patrol, watching for drunk drivers. He says people should take a cab, or…

posted 2014-12-31 05:03 by WHBY

Children's museum hosting New Year's party

If kids can't make it until midnight, they can take part in a New Year's Eve celebration this afternoon in downtown Appleton. Jarrad Bittner is the executive director of the Building for Kids children's museum. He says the special event…

posted 2014-12-31 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton panel curious about Uber

Some Appleton leaders want to look into a ride-sharing taxi service that's popping up in larger cities. People use the Uber app on their smartphone, and drivers use a personal vehicle to pick them up. Uber isn't available in Appleton…

posted 2014-12-31 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-30

Lengthy heroin case netted 36 arrests

A large heroin bust in Brown County over the summer ended in 36 arrests. The sheriff's department is releasing some details about the investigation, after a court kept the information under seal, until last week. Detectives used a wiretap to…

posted 2014-12-30 13:05 by WHBY

Fire destroys Shawano restaurant

A restaurant in Shawano was destroyed in an early morning fire. Police Chief Mark Kohl says no one was hurt at Anello's Torch Light, on E. Green Bay Street. He says firefighters went to the restaurant around 1:30 a.m., and…

posted 2014-12-30 13:04 by WHBY

Flu hospitalizations climb in Appleton

The number of people heading to Appleton hospitals with the flu is much higher than last year. City public health director Kurt Eggebrecht says they've had 11 hospitalizations at Appleton Medical Center or St. Elizabeth Hospital this month. That's up…

posted 2014-12-30 13:03 by WHBY

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