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2014-11-05

Appleton turnout nears 75%

The statewide turnout for yesterday's election was the best for a regular, non-presidential election, in at least six decades. About 54 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. Appleton calculates its turnout figures, using the number of registered voters.…

posted 2014-11-05 13:04 by WHBY

Advocate reacts to referendum questions

Voters in a number of communities approved advisory referendum questions on BadgerCare funding, and the minimum wage, and an advocate hopes that will at least lead to compromise. Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin helped organize petition drives to…

posted 2014-11-05 13:03 by WHBY

Man arrested in heroin overdose death

A 29-year-old Kaukauna man is in custody for the heroin overdose death of a 20-year-old Appleton woman. Appleton Police Sgt. Dave Lund says the department is asking for a charge of first-degree reckless homicide against Edward Spangler. Police believe he…

posted 2014-11-05 13:02 by WHBY

Possible iPod thief takes selfie

The iCloud could help the Winnebago County sheriff's department catch a thief. Investigators say a man stole several items from an unlocked car, in the town of Vinland, on June 21. They say one of the items was an iPod,…

posted 2014-11-05 13:01 by WHBY

Town of Menasha starting ped-bike plan

The town of Menasha wants to put together a plan to improve its network of trails and paths for pedestrians and bicyclists. Ria Hull is the associate planner for the town. She says they have a decent number of trails,…

posted 2014-11-05 13:01 by WHBY

Buchanan voters approve road referendum

The town of Buchanan will get more money to make road repairs. Voters approved a referendum yesterday, asking for $350,000 a year for maintenance projects. It passed, 60 to 40 percent. The referendum will add $60 a year, in town…

posted 2014-11-05 13:00 by WHBY

Deputies search for truck from hit & run

Winnebago County investigators are looking for a pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run this morning. At least one person was hurt. Deputies were called to a spot along Highway 44, near Clairville Road, in the town of Nekimi,…

posted 2014-11-05 12:59 by WHBY

Walker wins re-election bid

Governor Walker celebrated an election night victory yesterday. The Republican won a second term in office, in a race against Democrat Mary Burke. He says voters gave him another term in office because he's focusing on making Wisconsin a state…

posted 2014-11-05 02:30 by WHBY

Roth defeats Bernard Schaber for Senate

A state Senate seat that represents much of the Fox Cities will stay in the hands of Republicans. Roger Roth of Appleton won the 19th district race against Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton, 57 to 43 percent. Roth…

posted 2014-11-05 02:29 by WHBY

-- More election results

5th Assembly Jim Steineke (R) (I)  62% ** Jeff McCabe (D)  38%      Steineke was the Assembly Assistant Majority Leader. McCabe is a former Kaukauna school board member. 4th Assembly David Steffen (R)   59% ** Chris Plaunt (D)   41%      …

posted 2014-11-05 02:28 by WHBY

Stuck wins 57th Assembly seat

Yesterday was a rough day for Democrats, but the party was able to hold onto an open Assembly seat in the Fox Cities. Amanda Stuck of Appleton defeated Republican Chris Klein of Menasha in the 57th district, 54 to 46…

posted 2014-11-05 02:27 by WHBY

Rohrkaste taking over 55th Assembly seat

Republicans kept an open Assembly seat that covers much of Neenah, and more rural areas to the west. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah defeated Democrat Mark Westphal for the 55th district seat, 58 to 42 percent. Rohrkaste succeeds Neenah Mayor Dean…

posted 2014-11-05 02:26 by WHBY

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