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2014-09-05

Report shows positive signs on Wis. economy

Wisconsin gets some good marks for the economy in a report card released today by a taxpayers watchdog group. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp says personal income growth topped the national average and the state also outpaced the nation…

posted 2014-09-05 13:04 by WHBY

Cancer center planned in Appleton

A health care provider that specializes in cancer treatment is going to open a new center, on the northeast side of Appleton. Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology expects to break ground on the project next month. It could open in…

posted 2014-09-05 13:03 by WHBY

Seafood Fest will include city fireworks

The annual Seafood Fest in Menasha will have an added attraction this year. The city of Menasha will hold its fireworks show, around 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The city cancelled its fireworks, on two straight nights, over the Fourth of July…

posted 2014-09-05 13:02 by WHBY

Urn includes seed to grow tree with ashes

A new urn that's available through a Green Bay company uses a person's ashes to help grow a tree. Ben Malcore of Simply Cremations says the biodegradable urn includes a seed and peat moss. He says the Bios Urn is…

posted 2014-09-05 13:01 by WHBY

Some vehicles exempt from wheel tax

Many vehicle owners in Appleton will have to pay a wheel tax, starting next year, but it won't apply to certain vehicles. Philip Thomas of the DOT says motorcycles, mopeds, and vehicles that weigh more than four tons are exempt…

posted 2014-09-05 05:04 by WHBY

Oshkosh starting aviation business park

The Oshkosh area is creating a new space for aviation-related businesses to build. Officials from the city and Winnebago County broke ground on an aviation business park, on W. Ripple Avenue near Wittman Regional Airport. Oshkosh Area Chamber of Commerce…

posted 2014-09-05 05:03 by WHBY

Group starts voter registration site

Some young technology entrepreneurs have a new website to help people register to vote while they're on the go. Michael Fenchel is a co-founder of Vote (Mostly) Online. He says they're targeting young people with smartphones. He says people can…

posted 2014-09-05 05:02 by WHBY

2014-09-04

Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling

A federal appeals court is siding with supporters of gay marriage. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a decision that threw out the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Federal Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in June that the state's amendment was unconstitutional.…

posted 2014-09-04 18:15 by WHBY

Erdmann guilty in deadly hit & run

A 20-year-old Poy Sippi man admitted that he hit a bicyclist and drove off, last November, on Appleton's east side. James Erdmann, Jr. told an Outagamie County judge that by the time he realized 60-year-old Robert Joosten of Little Chute…

posted 2014-09-04 13:05 by WHBY

Scammers target Appleton couple with police call

An Appleton couple that refused to give money to a caller, became the victim of a prank emergency call to Appleton police. Sgt. Dave Lund says the scammer apparently called police, claiming a drunk man was threatening his wife and…

posted 2014-09-04 13:04 by WHBY

Wheel tax issue may come back

Talk about Appleton's new wheel tax, and special assessments, might not be over. Ald. Jeff Jirschele says he wants to look into holding a referendum to ask voters to raise their property taxes to cover the entire cost of street…

posted 2014-09-04 13:03 by WHBY

Local schools win recognition awards

The state is honoring nearly 175 schools in Wisconsin for their work with low-income students. Eight in the area are considered Schools of Recognition. Coolidge elementary in Neenah, and Gegan elementary in Menasha won High-Progress School awards. Gegan principal Liz…

posted 2014-09-04 13:02 by WHBY

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