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2014-12-23

Appleton teachers get raise

Teachers in the Appleton school district will see an increase in their paychecks this year. The school board approved deals for them last night, along with ones for administrators and various support staff. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:02 by WHBY

Walker touts Pacon expansion

A company that's headquartered in Grand Chute is expanding, and that's drawing the attention of Governor Walker. The governor visited Pacon yesterday to announce state tax credits of up to nearly $500,000. Pacon produces construction paper and arts supplies. The…

posted 2014-12-23 05:01 by WHBY

L.C. street project wins national award

A road construction project that closed much of Little Chute's Main Street last year won a national award. The American Concrete Pavement Association recently gave the village its gold award for municipal street projects. Little Chute administrator James Fenlon says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-22

No charges in Milwaukee shooting

A prosecutor will not charge a Milwaukee police officer for a deadly shooting. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says Christopher Manney was acting in "justified self-defense" when Dontre Hamilton was killed in a Milwaukee park in April. Manney says…

posted 2014-12-22 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: National Guard ready if necessary

Governor Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is ready, if necessary, to help keep the peace at any protests over the Dontre Hamilton decision. The governor was at a Grand Chute business this morning, and he says authorities have been…

posted 2014-12-22 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton police offer mental health training

Nearly half of all Appleton police officers have gone through a special training program to help them recognize a mental health situation. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger says it helps them better assess and diffuse situations. He says it's important for officers…

posted 2014-12-22 13:03 by WHBY

Pacon expands, adds jobs

A Grand Chute-based company is growing. Pacon announced a $30 million expansion and nearly 60 new jobs. The company makes construction paper and other arts and crafts products. Pacon CEO Jim Schmitz says it will also provide new opportunities for…

posted 2014-12-22 13:02 by WHBY

Legislature could change rules for judges

Two proposals from Republican lawmakers could force several judges from the bench, and change leadership on the state's high court. One bill would impose a 75-year-old age limit for all judges. The other allows justices on the high court to…

posted 2014-12-22 13:01 by WHBY

Home sales dipped in November

The housing market took a step back last month, after a strong October. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says in October, home sales were up nearly 10 percent from the previous year, and it looked like the state may…

posted 2014-12-22 13:00 by WHBY

Influenza hitting Fox Cities hard, early

A lot of people in the Fox Cities are coming down with the flu, just in time for the holidays. Appleton public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says doctor's offices have been very busy lately, and a lot of influenza test…

posted 2014-12-22 05:05 by WHBY

Downtown businesses seeing lots of shoppers

Shoppers are running out of time to pick up any last minute Christmas presents and downtown Appleton businesses say people are keeping them in mind this year. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says the holiday rush started on Small…

posted 2014-12-22 05:04 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranks high for volunteering

Wisconsin ranks high on a group's list of volunteering rates. Wendy Spencer is CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service. She says about a quarter of all Americans do some form of volunteer work, and Wisconsin ranked fifth in…

posted 2014-12-22 05:03 by WHBY

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