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2015-05-01

Appleton meters might stop at 6 p.m.

Appleton leaders are going to consider eliminating the nighttime hours for parking meters in the downtown. Right now, people have to plug the meters until 9 p.m., and there's a formal proposal to end enforcement at 6 p.m. The change…

posted 2015-05-01 05:04 by WHBY

Panel votes down proposed charter school

Some members of Appleton's school board are saying "No" to a proposed charter school for high school students. The board's programs and services committee unanimously opposed the plans for a Classical high school. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman says the members…

posted 2015-05-01 05:03 by WHBY

Bill bans hand-held cell phones in work zones

Drivers would face a fine, if they're talking on a cell phone in a construction zone, if a central Wisconsin lawmaker gets his way. Sen. Jerry Petrowski says would still let people use them, with a hands-free device, or if…

posted 2015-05-01 05:02 by WHBY

National Bike Challenge starts today

The National Bike Challenge gets underway today, and a local official wants to Fox Valley to have another good showing. Michael Kading of Fox Cities Greenways says Appleton took first, among cities its size, last year. He says biking is…

posted 2015-05-01 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-30

Man killed in G.B. motorcycle accident

Green Bay police say a man was the victim of a deadly motorcycle accident on the city's far eastside yesterday afternoon. They say 20-year-old Barrett Burchell was thrown from his cycle on N. Huron Road near Woodside Road. They say…

posted 2015-04-30 13:45 by WHBY

Bill would add limits to FoodShare program

Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would limit what people on the state's FoodShare program can buy. An Assembly committee is holding a hearing, on the bill, today. Rep. Robert Brooks wants to require people to spend at least two-thirds…

posted 2015-04-30 13:05 by WHBY

PSC taking up big utilities merger

The state's Public Service Commission is debating a nine-billion dollar merger of the parent companies of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. Wisconsin Energy Corporation and Integrys Energy want to form a single company called WEC Energy Group. Today's vote…

posted 2015-04-30 13:04 by WHBY

Groups raise awareness about mental health

Mental health advocates are working to draw attention to the services they provide. N.E.W. Mental Health Connection put together a resource fair this morning, at Pullman's in Appleton. Executive director Amanda Matthews says people can't really be healthy, unless they're…

posted 2015-04-30 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah students win state Finance Bowl

Four students from Neenah high school won the championship at the state's annual Finance Bowl. The school sent three teams of four to compete in Milwaukee yesterday. They have to answer a variety of finance-related questions. Business teacher Kris Labbus…

posted 2015-04-30 13:02 by WHBY

Group hiring Fox River lock tenders

The group that runs the Fox River locks is looking for people to serve as lock tenders, during the summer months. Bob Stark is the chief operating officer of the Fox River Navigational System Authority. He says they have six…

posted 2015-04-30 13:01 by WHBY

Man charged with running down wife

A 40-year-old Little Chute man is facing an attempted murder charge, after prosecutors say he hit his wife with a car. Court records say Zohn Yang thought the woman was cheating on him. They say she got out of the…

posted 2015-04-30 05:05 by WHBY

Firefighter hurt battling Winchester fire

An electrical shock apparently sent a firefighter from the Clayton-Winchester department to a hospital yesterday afternoon. Crews were called to a fire in a small barn, near Highways II and M, in Winchester. Fire Chief Scott Rieckmann says thankfully, the…

posted 2015-04-30 05:04 by WHBY

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