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2016-02-12

Chisel preparing for Grammy Awards

An Appleton native is on his way to California, for the Grammy Awards on Monday night. Singer songwriter Cory Chisel is nominated for the co-writing the song "The Traveling Kind." Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris sang it. The co-founder of…

posted 2016-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton fire chief died on duty, 115 yrs ago

Appleton's first fire chief died while fighting a fire, 115 years ago tomorrow. Chief Elmer Anderson brought a crew to Kimberly to fight a fire at the paper mill on February 13, 1901. Firefighter Brad Brautigam is the department's historian.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Taylor running for Menasha mayor

Three candidates will square off in next Tuesday's primary election, for Menasha mayor. Incumbent Mayor Don Merkes is running for a third term. Business owner and former alderman Chris Klein, city council president James Taylor are also in the race.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:00 by WHBY

Parade of Homes starts this weekend

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities is holding its annual Winter Parade of Homes starting this weekend. Spokeswoman Megan Schlimm says more than 30 homes are on display, and people can get ideas for what they want in…

posted 2016-02-12 12:59 by WHBY

'Chicago The Musical' returning to PAC

A six-time Tony Award winning musical will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in May. Tickets for Chicago went on sale this morning. The show was last at the PAC seven years ago. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says people…

posted 2016-02-12 12:58 by WHBY

Menasha candidates square off in debate

The three candidates running to be Menasha's next mayor faced each other last night, in the final debate before next Tuesday's primary election. City council president James Taylor says city government needs to be more transparent, and he would get…

posted 2016-02-12 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton student charged for bomb threat

Police say a senior at Appleton East high school faces criminal charges for making a bomb threat against the school. Sgt. Dave Lund says a student reported that a threat was posted on an anonymous phone app last week. He…

posted 2016-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

Bradley in race for state Supreme Court

The race for state Supreme Court features three candidates, representing all levels of the state's judicial system. Milwaukee County Judge Joe Donald, Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, and state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg will square off in next Tuesday's…

posted 2016-02-12 05:02 by WHBY

Group reacts to trafficking case

An Appleton man is accused of trying to get four girls to go to Minneapolis for sex trafficking, and a local advocate says sadly, it's not surprising. Twenty-nine-year-old Tha Moua is charged with human trafficking, after two women escaped from…

posted 2016-02-12 05:01 by WHBY

CASA building off busy year

More children in the Fox Cities got help from a non-profit group last year. CASA of the Fox Cities trains volunteers to become court appointed advocates for abused and neglected kids. Executive director Maria Turner says they helped 73 children,…

posted 2016-02-12 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-11

Dems prepare for debate in Wis.

The two Democratic candidates for president are preparing for a debate tonight, in Wisconsin. UW-Milwaukee is hosting the event, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. St. Norbert College political science professor Charlie Jacobs says…

posted 2016-02-11 13:05 by WHBY

Bargaining bill introduced 5 yrs ago

Today is the five-year anniversary of Governor Walker's collective bargaining proposal. The bill led to mass protests at the Capitol, and a recall attempt about a year later. Walker maintains that eliminating the bargaining rights of nearly all public workers…

posted 2016-02-11 13:04 by WHBY

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