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2014-12-12

Cowles reacts to GAB audit

A Republican lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin is reacting to an audit that found significant problems with the state's elections agency. A report from the Legislative Audit Bureau discovered that staffers for the non-partisan Government Accountability Board didn't investigate whether felons…

posted 2014-12-12 13:02 by WHBY

Public can tour St. Elizabeth addition Saturday

Construction crews recently completed a two-and-a-half year, $95 million addition to St. Elizabeth Hospital, and people can tour the facility, Saturday. Gary Kusnierz is a vice president at Ministry Health Care. He says the new building includes 90 patient rooms…

posted 2014-12-12 13:01 by WHBY

'Booze & Belts' campaign kicks off

The latest statewide traffic safety campaign starts today. Extra patrols will be on the roads, looking for drunk drivers and making sure people are buckling up. David Pabst is the director of the state's bureau of transportation safety. He says…

posted 2014-12-12 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton grad wins UW-GB student award

An Appleton woman will graduate from UW-Green Bay tomorrow as the Outstanding Student for the fall semester. Jordan Grapentine says she's been involved in a number of activities, including a program that helps freshmen transition to college. She also helped…

posted 2014-12-12 12:59 by WHBY

Antro Night Club shutdown moves forward

The city of Appleton is closer to shutting down a downtown nightclub. Antro Night Club is in the same building as a Mexican restaurant, and a Green Bay man was arrested last month for a stabbing on the dance floor.…

posted 2014-12-12 05:05 by WHBY

Juniors push texting & driving pledge

Two juniors at Appleton North high school are calling on people to pledge not to text and drive. Rachel Brosman helped put together a Crossroads Safe Driving Night yesterday, at Tom's Drive In on Wisconsin Avenue. She says they're trying…

posted 2014-12-12 05:04 by WHBY

Banta Bowl renovations moving forward

The football stadium at Lawrence University is going to be renovated. Athletic director Mike Szkodzinski says the $4.5 million project includes raising and widening the field at the Banta Bowl. He says they'll also install synthetic turf, and improve the…

posted 2014-12-12 05:03 by WHBY

UW-Osh, UW-GB holding graduation

UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh are holding their commencement for the fall semester tomorrow, and both schools have a large number of mid-year graduates. About 1,100 students are graduating from UW-Oshkosh. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says the university works with students to…

posted 2014-12-12 05:02 by WHBY

Costs minimal to keep military-style vehicle

Appleton's SWAT team will use a military-style vehicle for certain calls, and it will cost the city just over $600 a year to have the truck. Interim Police Chief Jim Lewis presented the bill for gas, maintenance, and insurance, to…

posted 2014-12-12 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-11

Weight of the Fox Valley spreads message

A group that's trying to battle obesity is working to get more people involved in the effort. Leaders of the Weight of the Fox Valley held a community breakfast this morning. Peter Kelly of the United Way says they heard…

posted 2014-12-11 15:05 by WHBY

Schools give underage drinkers options

More students are getting busted for underage drinking this year by UW-Madison police. At UW-Oshkosh, Police Chief Joseph LeMire says they're handing out fewer tickets. He says they wrote over 300 in 2012, and through December of this year, they're…

posted 2014-12-11 15:04 by WHBY

Road salt prices climbing

Some private companies around the state are having a tough time getting road salt, but that's not the case for the city of Appleton. Deputy public works director Nate Loper says they buy their supply for a set price, through…

posted 2014-12-11 15:03 by WHBY

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