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2015-06-11

Museum exhibit wins national award

An Appleton museum's exhibit on the history of the city's African American population, won a national honor. Nick Hoffman is the curator of the History Museum at the Castle. He says they received one of the 60 awards, from the…

posted 2015-06-11 13:00 by WHBY

Police to release report on Trestle Trail shooting

Menasha police are planning to release a preliminary report on the Trestle Trail shooting, later today. Three people were killed by a gunman, in a random shooting, on May 3. Thirty-three-year-old Jon Stoffel of Neenah, his 11-year-old daughter Olivia, and…

posted 2015-06-11 05:06 by WHBY

Budget battle could delay Hwy. 10-441 work

A budget impasse between Governor Walker and Republican leaders in the Legislature could lead to a two-year delay of the Highway 10-441 project. Sen. Roger Roth says GOP leaders aren't comfortable with Walker's plan to borrow $1.3 billion to pay…

posted 2015-06-11 05:05 by WHBY

Big pot bust valued up to $1.5 mil

Authorities found up to $1.5 million worth of marijuana, in a major bust in Winnebago County. Capt. David Mack of the sheriff's department says they were acting on a tip when they searched a home on Fahley Road, in the…

posted 2015-06-11 05:04 by WHBY

3 arrested for human trafficking

Appleton police arrested three people as part of a two-year investigation into a human trafficking ring. Sgt. Dave Lund says 28-year-old Charles Nash, 39-year-old Brandon Smith, and 29-year-old Elizabeth Johnson are in custody on a series of potential charges. He…

posted 2015-06-11 05:03 by WHBY

Chamber hands out business awards

Four local companies were in the spotlight as a "Business of the Year." The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony yesterday. In the manufacturing sector, paper converter Alpha-Prime took home the honor for small employers. The…

posted 2015-06-11 05:02 by WHBY

Construction to start on CB Trail extension

After about five years of talking about the project, work will start on an expansion of the CB Trail. The new, two-point-two mile segment will run from Highway BB to Wisconsin Avenue, in the town of Greenville. Fox Cities Greenways…

posted 2015-06-11 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-10

Sheriff's departments like move out of downtown

The sheriff of Outagamie County hopes to move the department out of downtown Appleton, to improve response times and help with future space needs. Leaders in two neighboring counties say they had great results, from similar moves. Capt. Jeff Sanborn…

posted 2015-06-10 13:05 by WHBY

Trestle connections could bridge trail gaps

If the city of Appleton converts three railroad trestles into trails, it would provide a number of new connections. The city is negotiating with the Canadian National Railroad, to take over the trestles, over the Fox River. Parks and recreation…

posted 2015-06-10 13:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna moving forward with athletic project

The move to restore state funding for public schools, is leading the Kaukauna school district to start all of its plans to improve its athletic facilities. Initially, the school board only approved the first phase of the $10 million project.…

posted 2015-06-10 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly vote on abortion bill unclear

The Senate fast-tracked a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, passing it last night, but the top Republican in the Assembly says they haven't talked it over yet. Speaker Robin Vos says he backs the bill. Supporters argue that…

posted 2015-06-10 13:02 by WHBY

Playground program starts in Appleton

A popular summer program in Appleton, started this morning. The parks and recreation department holds its playground program, at 15 parks and school sites. Recreation manager Niki Wendt says two college-age workers organize activities for kids. She says the program…

posted 2015-06-10 13:01 by WHBY

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