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2014-02-07

NAMI backs mental health bills

A spokeswoman for a local organization says the state's investment in helping people with a mental illness will lead to some great improvements. Karen Schiller of NAMI Fox Valley is reacting to Governor Walker's signing of a series of mental…

posted 2014-02-07 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton police officer honored by military

A lieutenant for the Appleton police department is being singled out for helping police officers work around their military duties. The department of defense presented Lt. Dan Weiske with the Patriot Award, in a surprise ceremony yesterday afternoon. Weiske handles…

posted 2014-02-07 05:01 by WHBY

Musicals based on '90s movies coming to PAC

The Broadway versions of two popular movies from the early 1990s are making stops in Appleton this spring. Tickets for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act go on sale this morning. Tara Brzozowski is a spokeswoman for the…

posted 2014-02-07 05:00 by WHBY

2014-02-06

Lovelace gets 8 years for motorcycle crash

A Hilbert man is going to prison for eight years for hitting a group of 12 motorcycle riders from Michigan, in May of 2012. Court records say 27-year-old Clinton Lovelace crossed the centerline of Highway 151, near Fond du Lac,…

posted 2014-02-06 17:00 by WHBY

Man killed in tree-cutting accident

A tree-cutting accident claimed the life of a 65-year-old Oneida man. Hobart-Lawrence police say the man slipped and fell, while he was in the final stage of cutting down the tree. They say the tree fell on him, around 10…

posted 2014-02-06 15:05 by WHBY

Walker signs mental health bills

Governor Walker was in Green Bay this afternoon, to sign some bills meant to improve access to mental health care. One of them creates a hotline that child and teen psychiatrists can use, for consultations. Another sets up teams to…

posted 2014-02-06 13:05 by WHBY

Assembly panel passes tax cuts

While some Republicans in the Senate are apprehensive about Governor Walker's plan to cut property and income taxes, the Assembly is pushing forward. An Assembly committee signed off on the $500 billion package this morning, on a party-line vote. The…

posted 2014-02-06 13:04 by WHBY

Hanna reacts to Washington Square scenarios

Appleton's mayor says things will start to fall into place this year for the future of the Washington Square area. A planner presented some scenarios last night that will impact the library, City Hall, and the Blue parking ramp. Mayor…

posted 2014-02-06 13:03 by WHBY

Ashwaubenon police lauch K-9 drive

Police in Ashwaubenon are kicking off a campaign today to raise money to start a K-9 program. Lt. Jody Crocker says a two-year study showed they need a police dog, especially to help fight the area's growing drug problem. He…

posted 2014-02-06 13:02 by WHBY

QPR training helps prevent suicide

A local counseling center is helping train people around the community on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and then provide help. Amy Bertschausen is the executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, and she says the method…

posted 2014-02-06 13:01 by WHBY

Fox Valley Tech holding dairy challenge

Dairy students from across the Midwest are at Fox Valley Technical College this week, to compete in a regional dairy challenge. Kevin Rauchholz is an ag instructor at the school. He says the students are traveling to two local farms…

posted 2014-02-06 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton ban on dogs in parks will stand

The "No dogs allowed" signs will stay in place, in Appleton city parks. The city council defeated a push to lift the ban, in an 11-4 vote last night. Ald. Sarah Garb says she got plenty of feedback on the…

posted 2014-02-06 05:05 by WHBY

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