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2015-05-05

Fox Communities creates funds for victims

A local credit union is trying to raise money for the families of the Trestle Trail shooting victims. Lynn Hopfensperger is the community development director for Fox Communities Credit Union. She says people can donate to the Stoffel and Bentdahl…

posted 2015-05-05 15:03 by WHBY

Couple donates booklets to sheriff's dept.

A couple wants to help Waupaca County sheriff's deputies be able to communicate better with the deaf and hearing impaired. James Williams and Mary Ann Lapine presented special booklets, with phonetic speaking and sign language, to deputies this morning. They…

posted 2015-05-05 15:01 by WHBY

JFC leaders: UW autonomy plan dead

The co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee say Governor Walker's proposal to give the UW System more autonomy, is dead. But they do say they're still open to give the schools some additional independence, from state government. Senator Alberta Darling…

posted 2015-05-05 15:01 by WHBY

Online fundraising page created for Bentdahl

The family of shooting victim Adam Bentdahl set up an online fundraising page. His brother-in-law created the GoFundMe site, in hopes of raising $10,000 to help with expenses. The 31-year-old Bentdahl lived in Appleton, and he was one of three…

posted 2015-05-05 11:30 by WHBY

Chief: Shooting 1 of worst tragedies in area

The police chief in Menasha says the randomness of the Trestle Trail shooting is what makes it so different than other tragedies in the Fox Cites over the years. Thirty-three-year-old Jon Stoffel of Neenah, his 11-year-old daughter Olivia, and 31-year-old…

posted 2015-05-05 05:05 by WHBY

Bentdahl family describes shooting victim

The family of Adam Bentdahl is describing him as a kind and gentle person, with a bright personality. Family members issued a statement about the shooting. They say they're saddened by Bentdahl's senseless death. They also say they're praying for…

posted 2015-05-05 05:04 by WHBY

Youngest victim went to Neenah school

The youngest victim of the Trestle Trail shooting was a fifth grader at a Neenah school. Eleven-year-old Olivia Stoffel went to Fox River Christian Academy, with her seven-year-old brother and five-year-old sister. Principal Ron Halma says he quickly learned that…

posted 2015-05-05 05:03 by WHBY

Online fundraising account set up for Stoffels

A GoFundMe account is set up to help the Stoffel family. Rachel Gulla is a friend of the family, and she created the Stoffel Family Benefit webpage. She says she hopes to raise at least $150,000 to offset the cost…

posted 2015-05-05 05:02 by WHBY

Official recognizes first responders

The coroner from Winnebago County says police officers and first responders put themselves in harm's way, when they were called to the Trestle Trail shooting. Barry Busby says they didn't know what was on the bridge, but they were trying…

posted 2015-05-05 05:01 by WHBY

Investigators try to identify body found in Vinland

A hiker found a body near some railroad tracks, in Winnebago County last week. Authorities are trying to identify the man. Capt. Dave Mack of the sheriff's department says the body was close to a trail, near Highway GG, in…

posted 2015-05-05 05:00 by WHBY

Girl Scout troop helps local cancer patients

Some local Girl Scouts are helping a number of cancer patients in the Appleton area. Brownies from North Greenville elementary helped put together 33 "Chemotherapy Comfort" bags with a number of items. Sarah Mall-Pavich is a Thirty-One gifts consultant, and…

posted 2015-05-05 04:59 by WHBY

2015-05-04

Counsell wins in managerial debut

Milwaukee scored three runs in the eighth to come from behind and beat the LA Dodgers 4-3 giving Craig Counsell a win during his first game as the Brewers manager.  Kyle Lohse got the start for Milwaukee going five innings…

posted 2015-05-04 21:31:13 by WHBY

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