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2014-04-17

Appleton officers cleared in shooting

The man who was shot by Appleton police was trying to commit suicide by cop. That's what Green Bay police determined, from their investigation into last Thursday's incident, in the 1300 block of S. Monroe Street. Capt. Todd Thomas says…

posted 2014-04-17 15:30 by WHBY

G.C. police find woman accused of taking sons

Grand Chute police say they've found a Chicago woman, who's accused of taking her two children yesterday. The woman is a Chicago police officerm and Grand Chute police chief Greg Peterson says they received a tip that shem and the…

posted 2014-04-17 15:30 by WHBY

Police seek suspect in G.B. murder

Police believe a 21-year-old man shot and killed another man in Green Bay Tuesday night. Capt. Todd Thomas says they're looking for Terry Shepard, in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Steven Sims. He says Shepard was visiting a woman…

posted 2014-04-17 15:05 by WHBY

Lawrence official doesn't like financial aid plan

A Lawrence University official is reacting to a proposal that would end federal financial aid for students at private schools. The plan redirects that money, to give students two free years, at public colleges and universities. Ken Anselment is the…

posted 2014-04-17 15:04 by WHBY

International health delegation liked Fox Cities

A traveling delegation of health care officials from former Soviet states left the Fox Cities last week, with a good impression. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says the group also visited Washington D.C., Tampa, and Minneapolis. He…

posted 2014-04-17 15:03 by WHBY

Counting over for Mickey Mouse-type votes

When people vote for "Mickey Mouse" or "Donald Duck" on election day, clerks won't have to keep track of those write-ins anymore. Appleton City Clerk Char Peterson says that's going to save time, for staffers. She says they still have…

posted 2014-04-17 15:02 by WHBY

Plank takes over as council president

Appleton has a new city council president. Members picked Ald. Kathy Plank for the job, in a unanimous vote last night. Plank represents the 7th district, covering parts of northeast side. She became the chair of the city's finance committee…

posted 2014-04-17 15:01 by WHBY

G.B. shooting victim had lived in Kenosha

A 32-year-old man, who recently moved from the Kenosha area to Green Bay, was the victim of a shooting late Wednesday night. Green Bay officers were on their way to the scene, around 11 p.m., when the victim, Steven Sims,…

posted 2014-04-17 05:05 by WHBY

UW profs propose 2 years of free college

Students at public technical colleges and universities, across the country, would get a free ride for two years, under a financial aid proposal from two UW-Madison professors. Educational policy professor Sara Goldrick-Rab says all public school students would have greater…

posted 2014-04-17 05:04 by WHBY

Walker not committing to entire 2nd term

He officially launched his re-election bid this week, and Governor Walker wouldn't commit to serving all four years, if he wins. He's commonly mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016. Walker was asked yesterday whether he would finish…

posted 2014-04-17 05:03 by WHBY

Gov. signs off on medical use of pot byproduct

Doctors can now prescribe a drug that's made from a marijuana byproduct to treat seizure disorders in children. Governor Walker signed a bill legalizing it yesterday. He says it provides a very limited exemption for the cannabis extract, and does…

posted 2014-04-17 05:02 by WHBY

Advocacy group backs domestic abuse laws

The state is strengthening its laws against domestic violence, and a local group is on board with the changes. Governor Walker signed nearly 60 bills yesterday, and four of them target abusers. Wendy Gehl of Harbor House in Appleton says…

posted 2014-04-17 05:01 by WHBY

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