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2015-02-11

Hortonville official jailed for child porn

Hortonville's village administrator is in the Outagamie County jail, on accusations that he had child pornography. Records from the Outagamie County jail show Patrick Vaile was booked around 6:15 p.m. yesterday, on 10 possible charges of possessing child pornography. Sheriff's…

posted 2015-02-11 13:05 by WHBY

Fox Cities businesses optimistic about 2015

Local businesses say their future is looking bright. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce unveiled the results of its annual economic outlook survey, this morning, in downtown Appleton. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says most businesses reported…

posted 2015-02-11 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton exceeded snow budget by 30%

The rough winter of a year ago did a number to the city of Appleton's budget for snow removal. The public works department exceeded its 2014 budget in that area by 30 percent. The city spent just over $1.6 million…

posted 2015-02-11 13:03 by WHBY

Harrison to develop plan for growth

Harrison officials want to put together plans for future growth in the village and town. Administrator Travis Parish says they want to identify areas for commercial and industrial projects, residential neighborhoods, parks, and a community center. He says the community…

posted 2015-02-11 13:02 by WHBY

Telemarketing tops complaint list

Complaints to the state's consumer protection agency were up 10 percent last year. Administrator Sandy Chalmers says telemarketing calls were the people's biggest beef. She says landlord-tenant complaints came in second, with telecommunications in third place. Overall, there were nearly…

posted 2015-02-11 13:01 by WHBY

Walker's staff balks at casino offer

The latest attempt by the Menominee tribe to convince Governor Walker to change his mind about a Kenosha casino proposal looks like a long shot. Officials from the tribe and Hard Rock International offered to chip in $220 million for…

posted 2015-02-11 05:05 by WHBY

Consultants explain parking plan

A consulting firm explained a series of recommendations last night to improve downtown parking in Appleton. Ald. Greg Dannecker is the chair of the municipal services committee. He says it's important to upgrade technology, so people can pay at meters…

posted 2015-02-11 05:04 by WHBY

Credit union robbed in G.C.

Grand Chute police say a man robbed a credit union yesterday afternoon. Investigators say a younger white man gave the teller a note, demanding money, from the Fox Communities Credit Union, along W. Northland Avenue. They say he walked out…

posted 2015-02-11 05:03 by WHBY

Experts weigh in on emerald ash borer

Appleton has its first confirmed case of the emerald ash borer, and experts say there are some symptoms that ash tree owners should watch out for. Kevin Jarek is with the UW-Extension office in Outagamie County. He says the beetle…

posted 2015-02-11 05:02 by WHBY

Johnson reacts to Obama's ISIS request

President Obama is expected to ask Congress for more war powers to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, and a U.S. Senator from Oshkosh says he's willing to listen. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he's been briefed by some of…

posted 2015-02-11 05:01 by WHBY

Hansen joins SeniorCare petition drive

A Democratic senator from Green Bay is starting a petition drive over Governor Walker's proposal for SeniorCare. The governor's budget would force seniors to sign up for Medicare Part D first, and only use SeniorCare when the federal program doesn't…

posted 2015-02-11 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-10

Menominee make another offer for casino

The Menominee tribe is making another attempt to convince Governor Walker to approve its $800 million Kenosha casino proposal. Tribal officials and leaders of Hard Rock International say they'll pay $220 million for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, if the…

posted 2015-02-10 15:05 by WHBY

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