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2016-04-19

Fire destroys building in Harrison

A new building in the village of Harrison is a total loss, after a fire started late this morning. Deputy fire chief Don Jungen says they were called to Amy Avenue, off of Highway KK, and east of State Park…

posted 2016-04-19 15:05 by WHBY

Walker signs bills targeting child abuse

Governor Walker signed six bills today, targeting child abusers. The governor signed two of them, at the Brown County sheriff's department. The first one allows prosecutors to charge someone with the repeated abuse of a child, over a time range.…

posted 2016-04-19 15:04 by WHBY

AAA: Gas prices should stay low this summer

Gas prices have slowly been climbing, but a national group doesn't see any major spikes coming. AAA spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the statewide average is $2.10 a gallon right now. That's about 11 cents more than a month ago. Jarmusz…

posted 2016-04-19 15:03 by WHBY

State grant idea came from UW-Fox

UW-Fox Valley was the first in the state to create an emergency grant program for students dealing with a financial crisis. Dean Martin Rudd says a law signed by Governor Walker last month, providing grants on a statewide level, was…

posted 2016-04-19 15:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna hosting Multicultural Fair

People will have a chance to learn about different cultures at Kaukauna high school today. Students are helping put together the school's first Multicultural Fair. Teacher Amy Xiong is the advisor for the Diversity Club, and she hopes people from…

posted 2016-04-19 15:02 by WHBY

Demand grows for free tax help

The demand for a program that provides help for tax filers continues to grow. Goodwill Industries runs the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, for low-to-moderate income people. Seniors, the disabled, and non-English speakers can also access it. Spokesman Dan Flannery…

posted 2016-04-19 15:01 by WHBY

Author calls for change in drug prevention

An author is telling the story of his son's drug addiction, and what can be done to prevent other children from using. David Sheff's book was this year's choice for the Fox Cities Reads program. He says the "just say…

posted 2016-04-19 05:05 by WHBY

Lutheran pastor busted in child sex case

A Lutheran pastor from southeast Wisconsin is accused of trying to meet a teenage girl for sex in Oshkosh. Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Scheil lives in Kenosha County. Investigators say he thought he was talking with a 13-year-old girl on a teen…

posted 2016-04-19 05:04 by WHBY

Walker touts tax progress

Governor Walker spent yesterday traveling the state, talking about how much lower taxes are, since he took office in 2011. One of his stops was at a business in Appleton. He says some of the $4.7 billion in tax relief…

posted 2016-04-19 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah holding workshops on future plans

People will have three chances this week to talk with city leaders in Neenah about their ideas for the future. The city is working on a new comprehensive plan. Community development director Chris Haese says the workshops will help guide…

posted 2016-04-19 05:02 by WHBY

Chamber hosts career expo for 8th graders

About 2,600 eighth graders from around the Fox Cities got a chance to learn about different careers yesterday. Emily Feagles helped organize a career expo for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. She says about 50 businesses were there with…

posted 2016-04-19 05:01 by WHBY

Margot Warch, wife of former LU leader, died

The wife of a longtime Lawrence University president died last Sunday. Margot Warch celebrated her 77th birthday last week. Her husband Rik was the leader of the campus for 25 years, until 2004. He died in 2013. The Warch Campus…

posted 2016-04-19 05:00 by WHBY

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