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State launches campaign targeting OWI

The state is launching another campaign to target drunk drivers. Dave Pabst of the State Patrol says the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign starts today, and runs through Labor Day. More than 400 law enforcement agencies around the…

posted 2014-08-15 13:02 by WHBY

Rock Cancer set for Saturday

An event that raises money for local families, dealing with cancer, is coming up tomorrow in Little Chute. This is the sixth year that the Spierings Cancer Foundation is holding the Rock Cancer festival. Founder, and cancer survivor Jim Spierings…

posted 2014-08-15 13:01 by WHBY

Hanna, other mayors to do Ice Bucket Challenge

Three mayors will be in downtown Appleton tomorrow morning to dump ice water over their heads. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels, and De Pere Mayor Michael Walsh will participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge during the downtown…

posted 2014-08-15 13:00 by WHBY

Walker reacts to latest job numbers

Governor Walker is encouraged by the state's latest jobs report. Numbers released yesterday by the state's workforce development department show that the state added 3,200 private sector jobs last month. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent, to 5.8 percent.…

posted 2014-08-15 05:05 by WHBY

Kaufert pushing to buy fire truck

The Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue department is asking the two cities to replace an unreliable ladder truck, and Neenah's mayor hopes the city councils can approve the request quickly. The current ladder truck has broken down at least four times this…

posted 2014-08-15 05:04 by WHBY

DNR wants to stop gypsy moth spraying

The low-flying planes that spray for gypsy moths in parts of Wisconsin might become a thing of the past. Darrell Zastrow is the DNR's deputy forestry administrator, and he says they're looking to shut down the program. He says they're…

posted 2014-08-15 05:03 by WHBY


G.B.'s Schmitt does Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research reached the mayor's office in Green Bay, and Appleton's leader is next in line. Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt dumped a bucket of ice water over his head while standing…

posted 2014-08-14 15:25 by WHBY

Wheel tax could lead to more road upgrades

Car owners in Appleton might have to pay a wheel tax next year, and the city might schedule additional road construction projects to spend all of the revenue. The city would use the $20-a-year tax to replace special assessments for…

posted 2014-08-14 13:05 by WHBY

Agencies benefit from U.S. Venture Open

There's a new fundraising record for the U.S. Venture Open, and the money from last year's event went to help 24 programs and initiatives through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Spokeswoman Tammy Williams says they handed out…

posted 2014-08-14 13:04 by WHBY

Lewis back as Appleton interim police chief

A familiar face will be the temporary leader of the Appleton police department. Chief Pete Helein is retiring next month, and the police and fire commission appointed Jim Lewis as the interim chief. He was the interim leader for seven…

posted 2014-08-14 13:03 by WHBY

Police: Facebook abduction claim a hoax

Appleton police say a Facebook post warning about a child abduction attempt on the city's eastside, is a hoax. Sgt. Dave Lund says a Menasha woman created the post yesterday afternoon. It claimed someone tried to take her child from…

posted 2014-08-14 13:02 by WHBY

GAB preparing for primary recount

A recount is likely in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary and the Government Accountability Board is talking with local clerks about the process. GAB spokesman Reid Magney says absentee ballots have to be in by Friday, and clerks need…

posted 2014-08-14 13:01 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago