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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


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

City working on deal for trestles

The city of Appleton and the Canadian National Railroad are working on a last-minute deal for railroad trestles. The city would get three trestles on the Fox River, in exchange for closing one more railroad crossing in the city. Public…

posted 2015-06-10 05:05 by WHBY

Officials to look at sheriff's dept. move

The idea of moving the Outagamie County sheriff's department operations out of downtown Appleton is back on the table. Sheriff Brad Gehring talked about the idea with members of the county's public safety committee yesterday. Supervisor Jim Duncan says there…

posted 2015-06-10 05:04 by WHBY

Bill would drop handgun waiting period

A proposal to eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period for buying a handgun is heading to Governor Walker's desk. The Assembly approved the bill yesterday. Republican Rep. Romaine Quinn of Rice Lake says it doesn't take that long to run…

posted 2015-06-10 05:03 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 2 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago