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2016-03-22

Grocery prices down 7% this spring

Grocery shoppers are paying less this spring for some of the most common items. The latest survey by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation found that the cost of 16 basic foods dropped almost seven percent since last fall. Spokesman Casey…

posted 2016-03-22 13:01 by WHBY

Erb Park could have 2 pools

The new Erb Pool would have two separate pools, under the latest plans. The parks and recreation committee saw the updated design for the park project last night. Carter Arndt of MSA Professional Services was hired by the city to help…

posted 2016-03-22 05:05 by WHBY

Flatoff blames police for Funk's death

The suspect in a Neenah standoff is blaming police for the death of a hostage. Sixty-year-old Michael Funk was shot by officers, while he was trying to escape from Eagle Nation Cycles last December. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff is charged with…

posted 2016-03-22 05:04 by WHBY

Presidential candidates opening local offices

Two presidential candidates already opened campaign offices in northeast Wisconsin. Democrat Bernie Sanders set up shop in Green Bay, and Republican Donald Trump has one in Appleton. UW-Green Bay political science professor Michael Kraft believes all of the candidates will…

posted 2016-03-22 05:03 by WHBY

Rohloff talks 'State of the City' in Oshkosh

Oshkosh officials are looking to redevelop the central city, especially the south side of the downtown. City manager Mark Rohloff gave the annual State of the City speech last night. He says that's something they're going to work on, in…

posted 2016-03-22 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton police calls down slightly in 2015

Police in Appleton handled nearly 79,000 calls last year. That was down a half-percent from 2014. Overall crime also dropped, including a four-percent decline in the most serious ones. There was a six percent dip in lesser crimes, like disorderly conduct…

posted 2016-03-22 05:01 by WHBY

3 police depts. holding joint training

Members of three local police departments are going through federal training today, to focus on building trust with the community. Neenah, Menasha, and Fox Valley Metro are participating. Neenah Chief Kevin Wilkinson says "procedural justice" is a way to improve…

posted 2016-03-22 05:00 by WHBY

2016-03-21

No one hurt in Brillion standoff

Brillion police say a man held a woman and a child hostage in an apartment this morning. They say he possibly had a knife, and he was claiming that he would hurt any police officers that he saw. The apartment…

posted 2016-03-21 13:05 by WHBY

Theda Clark name officially changing

ThedaCare is starting to change the signs at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. The health care provider announced last year that it's changing the name of the hospital to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. Dr. Greg Long is the Chief…

posted 2016-03-21 13:04 by WHBY

Nelson not concerned about timeline

Outagamie County's top official isn't concerned that the state may need another month or two to decide whether a joint facility for the State Patrol and sheriff's department would work. The deputy secretary of the DOT says they're still looking…

posted 2016-03-21 13:03 by WHBY

Home sales rise in February

Home sales across the state were up four percent last month, compared to February of 2015. Economist Dave Clark is with the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says the last three winter months were sronger than normal. He says that's an encouraging…

posted 2016-03-21 13:02 by WHBY

Health care group coming to Wis.

A national health care coalition is coming to Wisconsin. Dr. Kenneth Thorpe is the chair of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and he says about 86 percent of the overall health care costs in the country are linked to…

posted 2016-03-21 13:01 by WHBY

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