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2016-04-18

Region ranks No. 1 in home sales in 2016

Home sales slipped across the state last month, but the first quarter overall was the best in nine years. Mike Theo is the president of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says the numbers for the first three months were up…

posted 2016-04-18 13:02 by WHBY

Thousands facing utility cut off

The winter moratorium on utility disconnections is over, and thousands of people could see their natural gas, or power turned off. Amy Jahns of We Energies says the mild temperatures helped lower heating bills by an average of $150 over…

posted 2016-04-18 13:01 by WHBY

Better sound a priority for Mile of Music

Shows at this year's Mile of Music may sound a little better. Co-founder Dave Willems says instead of making the festival bigger, they decided to work with some of the venues to improve the sound quality. Willems says that could…

posted 2016-04-18 05:05 by WHBY

Evers: Number of referenda 'unsustainable'

Voters around the state said "Yes" to 78 percent of the school referendum questions that were on ballots earlier this month. State superintendent of schools Tony Evers says while that's great, he's concerned that so many districts find themselves in…

posted 2016-04-18 05:04 by WHBY

Walker: Cruz would win contested convention

There's a lot of time left between now and the Republican National Convention, but Governor Walker says he's confident that his top candidate will be the party's nominee. During a stop in Appleton, Walker said he doubts any candidate will…

posted 2016-04-18 05:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities Book Festival starts today

For the next seven days, authors and poets will be speaking at over a dozen places in the area. The Fox Cities Book Festival opens this morning. Co-chair Ruth Bloedow says they're bringing in about six headliners from around the…

posted 2016-04-18 05:02 by WHBY

2016-04-15

Victim's name from Hwy. 76 crash released

Winnebago County authorities say 22-year-old Tayla Slomski is the Kaukauna woman who died in a crash on Highway 76 on Wednesday afternoon. They say someone hit the back of her vehicle, pushing it into oncoming traffic. Three other people were…

posted 2016-04-15 16:00 by WHBY

Mile of Music gearing up for 4th year

Mile of Music will be back in downtown Appleton for a fourth year, and organizers unveiled some details late this morning. They'll have about 200 acts playing around 800 sets, in dozens of venues, from August 4th to the 7th.…

posted 2016-04-15 13:05 by WHBY

First 50 Mile of Music artists

Organizers of the Mile of Music revealed the First 50 artists for this year's festival, from August 4-7. New artists Dreamers (Brooklyn, NY) LOLO (Brooklyn, NY) Julia Jacklin (Sydney, Australia) The Dove & The Wolf (Paris, France/Martinique) Amasa Hines (Little…

posted 2016-04-15 13:04 by WHBY

ThedaCare getting feedback on hospital study

ThedaCare leaders are starting to meet with community groups, about the possibility of combining the provider's hospitals in Appleton and Neenah. The new, larger facility would be on an undetermined site. CEO Dean Gruner says they've already talked with three…

posted 2016-04-15 13:03 by WHBY

Walker pushes for drug tests for food stamps

Governor Walker believes the state already has the power to order drug tests for everyone in the food stamp program. The federal government is blocking the requirement that lawmakers put in the current state budget. Walker was in Appleton yesterday,…

posted 2016-04-15 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton district to honor tutors

Volunteers have been helping elementary school students in Appleton with their reading for the last 20 years. The district is marking the anniversary of the United for Reading Success program tomorrow. Mary Greiner is the director of volunteer services, and…

posted 2016-04-15 13:01 by WHBY

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