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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

Finalists named for UW-Oshkosh chancellor

The UW System announced the five finalists for UW-Oshkosh chancellor today. Human resources professor Barb Rau  is leading the search committee. She says all of the candidates would be a good fit. Four of the candidates are vice chancellors of…

posted 2014-09-04 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton passes wheel tax

Vehicle owners in Appleton will have to start paying a $20 a year wheel tax, next year. The city council put the fee in place last night, on a 9-5 vote. The revenue from the tax will replace the special…

posted 2014-09-04 05:05 by WHBY

Council gets update on library

Members of the Appleton city council got a chance to see the latest plans for a proposed library last night. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says fundraisers could learn in a few weeks how much they could generate, through donations. She…

posted 2014-09-04 05:04 by WHBY

Prof weighs in 2 months before election

We've been seeing ads for the race for governor for a couple of months, but a local political science professor says we're going to see a lot more soon. The November election is two months from today. Lawrence University political…

posted 2014-09-04 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmakers differ on voucher expansion

Governor Walker says he wants to eliminate the cap on the private school voucher program, if he's elected to a second term, two local lawmakers are talking about the idea. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton says taxpayer money…

posted 2014-09-04 05:02 by WHBY

Hortonville showing off muni center

About 18 months after voters agreed to build a new municipal building in Hortonville, they'll get a chance to check out the finished product today and tomorrow. The village is holding a dedication ceremony this morning, and offering tours. Village…

posted 2014-09-04 05:01 by WHBY

New leads bring public plea in Wick murder

Authorities in Brown County say they have some new leads in a two-year-old murder case, and they're asking people to help solve it. A friend found 43-year-old Thomas Wick's body in the basement of Wick's home, in Howard, in February…

posted 2014-09-04 05:00 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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