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2015-05-14

70 mph limit could be in place this summer

Drivers might see a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on interstates, and some state highways, this summer. The proposal is now in the hands of Governor Walker, after the Assembly signed off on the idea yesterday. Rep. Paul Tittl says the…

posted 2015-05-14 05:04 by WHBY

Harrison looking at other downtown-type projects

A downtown-style development could be coming to Harrison in the future, and right now, leaders are looking for the best way to move forward. An official from Hobart met with the village and town boards this week, to explain Hobart's…

posted 2015-05-14 05:03 by WHBY

Financing gap doomed Foremost project

The plans for a housing development on the former Foremost Dairy site in Appleton fell through, because of a $4.5 million gap in financing. Community development director Karen Harkness explained the situation to the Appleton Redevelopment Authority yesterday. Vetter Denk…

posted 2015-05-14 05:02 by WHBY

N.L. pharmacy robbed

New London police say a man robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint, yesterday afternoon. Officers were called to Jernagen's Health Mart, on S. Mill Street, just before 2:30 p.m. Police say a white man in his 40s or 50s took off…

posted 2015-05-14 05:01 by WHBY

State updates suicide prevention plan

It took 10 years, but the state's health department recently updated its strategy to prevent suicides. Joyce Allen is the director of the bureau of mental health and substance abuse services. She says the new guidelines are more proactive and…

posted 2015-05-14 05:00 by WHBY

UW Colleges, Bellin College reach deal

A deal between Bellin College and the two-year UW Colleges will help students transfer their credits. Bellin College President Connie Boerst says students can start their college career at schools like UW-Fox Valley. She says students can get their associates…

posted 2015-05-14 04:59 by WHBY

2015-05-13

Visitation for Stoffels begins today

The visitation for two of the victims of the Trestle Trail shooting starts this afternoon. Thirty-three-year-old Jon Stoffel of Neenah, and his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, were killed on May 3. Today's visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at…

posted 2015-05-13 13:05 by WHBY

Madison chief calls for peaceful protests

There's a protest in downtown Madison this afternoon over a police shooting. Demonstrators started marching toward the Dane County Courthouse this morning, and they blocked a number of intersections along the way. They're upset about the decision by Dane County…

posted 2015-05-13 13:04 by WHBY

Panel OKs change in parking meter hours

The idea of eliminating the nighttime enforcement hours, for parking meters in downtown Appleton, cleared its first hurdle. The city's municipal services committee unanimously agreed to cut off the meters, at 6 p.m., instead of 9 p.m. Ald. Chris Croatt…

posted 2015-05-13 13:03 by WHBY

Study: Outagamie Co. has some security needs

A review of security in Outagamie County buildings found a couple of issues that leaders plan to address. The county board received a report on the issue, last night. County Executive Tom Nelson says security at the justice center is…

posted 2015-05-13 13:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna seeks input on downtown's future

People will be able to provide their ideas for the future of downtown Kaukauna this evening. The city is holding a roundtable discussion, at the Kaukauna Utilities office building. City planning director Bob Jakel says it will be the third,…

posted 2015-05-13 13:01 by WHBY

CVB pays grant for expo center planning

The city of Appleton recently received a check for nearly $250,000 to help pay for the preliminary design work, for the proposed expo center. The grant comes from the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. Executive director Pam Seidl says…

posted 2015-05-13 13:00 by WHBY

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