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2014-10-02

Appleton's mayor unveils 2015 budget

Appleton's proposed budget for next year includes a small increase in spending. Mayor Tim Hanna presented his plan to the city council last night. It calls for a tax levy of more than $38.4 million, and that's up 1.1 percent.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:05 by WHBY

Long-range budget has $30 mil for library

The proposed five-year capital budget includes a total of $30 million for the Appleton Public Library project. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says that breakdown is the $5 million for next year, and $12.5 million in each of the following two…

posted 2014-10-02 05:04 by WHBY

Walker gets small lead in Marquette poll

Governor Walker's numbers improved slightly in the latest Marquette University law school poll, in the race for governor. Walker is leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 to 45 percent, among likely voters. That's beyond the 4.1 percent margin of error.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:03 by WHBY

Dalton wants policy for military-style vehicle

There will be more debate over the Appleton police department's military-style vehicle. The city accepted the donated vehicle, through a military surplus program, with plans for the SWAT team to use it. Ald. Polly Dalton wanted to consider returning it,…

posted 2014-10-02 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton, state win National Bike Challenge

Appleton and Wisconsin are tops in the nation for bicycling. Participants in the National Bike Challenge tracked their miles, from May through September. Appleton finished first, for cities with 50,000 to 200,000 people, for the second year in a row.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:01 by WHBY

Thrivent wins national award for supporting arts

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans won a national award for supporting the arts in the Appleton area. The organization is one of 10 businesses in the country to receive the honor from the Americans for the Arts. Thrivent spokeswoman Jenni Eickelberg…

posted 2014-10-02 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-01

Charges coming in Berlin double murder

Prosecutors expect to charge a 33-year-old Berlin man, for the murders of his estranged wife, and her boyfriend. Berlin police arrested Nicholas Tuinstra, last night. Chief Dennis Plantz says Nicholas Tuinstra filed divorce papers, two days before Melissa Tuinstra, and…

posted 2014-10-01 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha police: Man's death 'suspicious'

Menasha police say they're investigating a suspicious death. Officer Aaron Zemlock says a man was found in a driveway, outside a home, around 4:30 a.m. He says the man died at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Zemlock says they're…

posted 2014-10-01 13:04 by WHBY

Preble fire caused $7.5 mil in damage

The fire at Green Bay Preble high school, caused $7.5 million in damage. The city's fire department released its final report on the August fire, this morning. It started in the gym, when rags that were soaked with chemicals, spontaneously…

posted 2014-10-01 13:03 by WHBY

Police wait to talk to driver about crashes

Appleton police say they haven't been able to talk with an 18-year-old man yet, about a series of crashes on the city's northside. Sgt. Dave Lund says the driver hit a van, several mailboxes, and a tree, in a three-block…

posted 2014-10-01 13:02 by WHBY

Report details impact of BadgerCare decision

A report shows nearly 850 people in Outagamie County are still without health insurance, after they lost their BadgerCare coverage last April. More than 1,800 people were shifted to the federal health insurance exchanges, under a plan from Governor Walker.…

posted 2014-10-01 13:01 by WHBY

Harris targets Grothman on women's issues

The Democrat in a race for Congress is taking aim at his Republican opponent over women's issues. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris faces Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, in the 6th congressional district. Harris says Grothman pushed to…

posted 2014-10-01 13:00 by WHBY

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