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2015-01-23

Drug task force looks back on 2014

Marijuana was the most used drug in Brown County last year. Lt. Dave Poteat of the county's drug task force says prescription drugs are No. 2 on their list. He says heroin still poses the greatest drug threat. Poteat says…

posted 2015-01-23 13:02 by WHBY

Nelson disappointed with library lawsuit

The top official in Outagamie County says he's disappointed that Brown County filed a lawsuit over an unpaid bill for library services. Brown County billed Outagamie about $33,000 to cover the costs of people from Outagamie using Brown County library…

posted 2015-01-23 13:01 by WHBY

Group questions proposed drug tests

A state advocacy group is speaking out against Governor Walker's budget proposal that would require childless adults to undergo drug testing, when they apply for need-based state aid. That includes food stamps and unemployment. If they fail a test, they…

posted 2015-01-23 05:05 by WHBY

Thrivent building more local Habitat homes

Thrivent Financial is increasing its commitment to helping the Fox Cities chapter of Habitat for Humanity. For the past several years, the company provided enough money to build two houses, each year. John Weyenberg is the director of the Greater…

posted 2015-01-23 05:04 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants tougher drunk driving laws

A lawmaker from southeast Wisconsin is promising to work on proposals that would go after drunk drivers. Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon says he wants to make sure first-time offenders make a court appearance. The Republican says that should be…

posted 2015-01-23 05:03 by WHBY

Girl Scouts starting online cookie sales

People can use cyberspace, to order Girl Scout cookies, for the first time. The national organization is letting girls set up their own website, for family, friends and others. The annual sale starts today. Lee Snodgrass  is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2015-01-23 05:02 by WHBY

L.U. trivia contest turning 50

Trivia players, and organizers of Lawrence University's annual contest are celebrating its 50th anniversary. The contest gets underway, just after 10 p.m. tonight, on the school's online radio station. J.B. deRosset came up with the idea for a contest. He…

posted 2015-01-23 05:01 by WHBY

Menominee sweetens deal for casino

The Menominee tribe is taking another step to try to convince Governor Walker to approve a casino in Kenosha. The governor has said taxpayers could have to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in past payments, if the Forest County…

posted 2015-01-23 05:00 by WHBY

Scammers targeting gas stations

Scammers are going after gas stations in the Fox Valley. The state's consumer protection agency says a caller poses as a district manager and tells the worker to take $500 from the register. They're supposed to go to a drug…

posted 2015-01-23 04:59 by WHBY

2015-01-22

Expo center focus returns to talks

Now that the proposed expo center in downtown Appleton is back on the table, city leaders will again focus on the unresolved issues with the plan. The city council decided last night to reconsider a vote from two weeks ago,…

posted 2015-01-22 13:05 by WHBY

Walker to include drug tests in budget

Governor Walker outlined some of his budget proposals this morning, during a stop in De Pere. The governor is making good on his campaign promise to require people to pass a drug test, if they're going to receive certain types…

posted 2015-01-22 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. jail programs could become model

Outagamie County's top official hopes their jail diversion programs can someday serve as a national model. County Executive Tom Nelson says county leaders met with representatives from the National Institute of Corrections, yesterday. That agency is evaluating programs and treatment…

posted 2015-01-22 13:03 by WHBY

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