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2015-05-12

Taxpayers foot bill for some NFL military salutes

Taxpayers sent $600,000 to the Green Bay Packers, to pay for salutes to military members and advertising by the Wisconsin National Guard. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that 14 NFL teams, including the Packers, received $5.4 million from the Department…

posted 2015-05-12 05:03 by WHBY

Foremost site plans dropped

The city of Appleton could be going back to the drawing board with the development of the former Foremost Dairy site. Vetter Denk was planning a 90-unit project, on the city-owned site, along the Fox River. The firm decided this…

posted 2015-05-12 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton boy to be on Packers tickets

Tens of thousands of Packers fans will see a three-year-old Appleton boy's picture on their tickets for a game next season. Declean Johnson's mother, Laura Fischer, submitted the photo in the team's annual contest. He's wearing a Packers jersey, and…

posted 2015-05-12 05:01 by WHBY

State drops in 'bike friendly' ranking

A group doesn't think Wisconsin is as bicycle friendly as it used to be. An annual ranking from the League of American Bicyclists shows the Badger State slipped from the third-best state last year, to ninth this year. Wisconsin Bike…

posted 2015-05-12 05:00 by WHBY

2015-05-11

Brewers beat the White Sox with their bats, 10-7

In the first game of interleague play with the White Sox the Brewers win with their bats, 10-7.  Chicago tied the game 7-7 in the top of the eighth inning, but Milwaukee immediately came back with two homeruns in the…

posted 2015-05-11 21:39:21 by WHBY

Hanna meets on expo center room tax

Communities around the Fox Cities would have to agree to increase the room tax, in order to pay for a proposed expo center, and Appleton's mayor is reaching out to them. Mayor Tim Hanna says he's spending time explaining the…

posted 2015-05-11 13:05 by WHBY

ThedaCare expanding sustainability program

ThedaCare is expanding its sustainability program. Paul Linzmeyer is the health care provider's sustainability leader. He says they started their first initiative, about three years ago, at a cost of just under $2 million. He says they installed energy efficient…

posted 2015-05-11 13:04 by WHBY

Police Week underway

Local police departments are marking National Police Week with a variety of activities in the coming days. Appleton got things going this morning with a flag-raising ceremony, outside of the police station in the downtown. Sgt. Dave Lund says they…

posted 2015-05-11 13:03 by WHBY

Clintonville man evaluated after gun incident

A 27-year-old man is undergoing a mental health evaluation, after Clintonville police say he brought a gun to a church, yesterday. Police were called to Christus Church, around 10:30 a.m. because the man reportedly made a threatening comment, to another…

posted 2015-05-11 13:02 by WHBY

AAA: More will travel Memorial Day weekend

It could be the busiest Memorial Day weekend, for traveling, in a decade. AAA Wisconsin is predicting that more than 780,000 people in the state will take a trip of at least 50 miles this year. That's up almost five…

posted 2015-05-11 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. offers mini-grants for greenways

Outagamie County created a pilot program to provide small grants to help local governments cover the costs of greenway projects. Planning director Kara Homan says they're especially interested in making connections to existing pathways. She says the projects can include…

posted 2015-05-11 13:00 by WHBY

Deal helped with Trestle Trail response

Police officers were able to respond quickly to the Trestle Trail shooting a week ago, because of a two-year-old mutual aid agreement between departments in the Fox Cities. Menasha Chief Tim Styka says Appleton and Grand Chute put their own…

posted 2015-05-11 05:05 by WHBY

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