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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

Groups draw attention to suicide prevention

Brown County stakeholders are highlighting the resources that are available to prevent suicide. County Executive Troy Streckenbach says the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams brings the issue to the forefront. He says it's important for the community to…

posted 2014-08-14 13:00 by WHBY

U.S. Venture Open breaks fundraising mark

There's a new fundraising record for the U.S. Venture Open. Organizer Cathy Mutschler says people donated $2.3 million yesterday, through the annual golf outing and dinner. The money goes to help fight the root causes of poverty. The previous record…

posted 2014-08-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton wheel tax heading to city council

Appleton's city council will debate a proposed wheel tax for car owners in the city. The revenue from the $20-a-year fee would be used for street reconstruction projects. The city would then eliminate special assessments for property owners. The finance…

posted 2014-08-14 05:04 by WHBY

Likely recount may hamper GOP fundraising

A recount is likely in the GOP primary for the 6th Congressional district, and a political science professor says it could be difficult for the Republican candidates to campaign, until it's finished. UW-Oshkosh Professor Jim Simmons says state Sens. Glenn…

posted 2014-08-14 05:03 by WHBY

Westphal ready for 55th Assembly race

The race for the 55th Assembly district features a retired human resources director, and the leader of the Fox Valley Area Labor Council. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah won the Republican primary on Tuesday, and he'll face Democrat Mark Westphal of…

posted 2014-08-14 05:02 by WHBY

Regional heroin stakeholders meet

The battle against heroin brought together various stakeholders from around northeast Wisconsin yesterday. Jesse Heffernan of Harmony Cafe in Appleton is a task force member in Outagamie County. He says people from six counties talked about what's working for them,…

posted 2014-08-14 05:01 by WHBY


Recount likely in 6th Congressional District

We may not know the final result of the Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District for a few weeks. The unofficial results show Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, leading Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan, by 215 votes. That's less…

posted 2014-08-13 13:05 by WHBY

Harris preparing for election, without clear opponent

The Democrat in the 6th Congressional District race says having to wait to find out his opponent, won't change the way he campaigns. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says he has a better fiscal record than Senators Joe Liebham, and…

posted 2014-08-13 13:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout lower than expected

Preliminary figures show voter turnout for yesterday's primary fell below the Government Accountability Board's prediction. GAB officials though 15 percent of registered voters would cast a ballot. The total was actually around 10 percent.

posted 2014-08-13 13:03 by WHBY

Pilot program helps register Appleton voters

More polling places in Appleton might have a laptop available to help people register to vote online on election day. City Clerk Dawn Collins says they held a pilot program yesterday at two polling places, and hopefully they can expand…

posted 2014-08-13 13:02 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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