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Friday, Dec, 6 2013

     Police agencies in greater numbers are turning to social media to solve crimes.  By using
social media, police have the additional eyes, ears and data provided by those who share
the technology, and it's  paying big dividends.
     Appleton police Sergeant Dave Lund says they have used social media for several years, but
now do so on a daily basis.   It paid-off heavily in their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck
and killed a bicyclist on east Wisconsin Avenue.
     After a Lawrence University student was struck by a hit-and-run drver on College Avenue, a
police video of the incident generated tens-of-thousands of responses.
     Sergeant Lund details the use of social media and how it helps police solve crimes in
Assignment Fox Cities, posted on our website, whby.com.
    
    
    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Dec, 2 2013

  Years in the making, the Outagamie County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
program is ready to begin serving abused and neglected children in the county.   The
program will be up-and-running early next year.   
   Fifteen advocates have been thoroughly screened, trained, and are ready to serve as a
liaison between the children,  their families and the courts.
   The CASA Fox Cities story is now posted on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault.
Highlight that, get a drop-down menu and the feature Assignment Fox Cities appears.
   In the program, Executive Director Maria Turner details the program, and two advocates,
Susan Sykes and Mitch Vesaas, share their involvement.   Judge John DesJardins, long a
proponent of the program, says the intervention will help judges make decisions in the
best interest of the children.
   Give it a listen.   Study the accompanying picture of the poster child and its caption:
Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart.

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Ray Waiter

Sunday, Dec, 1 2013

     In about a month, Outagamie county children who are abused and neglected
will have someone acting in their best interests.  Court-Appointed Special
Advocates are trained to work with the child and family in court-related matters.
     There are 15 trained advocates, all of whom have undergone rigorous
background checks, who will be assigned to 15 children.  Two of them, Susan
Sykes and Mitch Vesaas, are anxious to get started.
     CASA Executive Director Maria Turner will make the assignments to insure the
advocate is matched correctly with the child.
     Judge John DesJardins, a strong supporter of the program, says advocates
reportiing to the court will help judges make decisions in the best interest
of the child.
     
     

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Assignment Fox Cities

Tuesday, Nov, 19 2013

     An Assignment Fox Cities on The Big Bundle Up is now posted on our website,
whby.com.  In the story, Mary Hirvela, marketing communications manager at the
Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, details what is needed and who will
get the donated items.   Here's a hint:   it stays close to home.
     The need is for hats, gloves and scarves, warm clothing to protect the recipients
against the elements of winter.    Give it a listen, and donate if you can.
     You'll fnd the story on whby.com, under the category of Audio Vault.




    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Nov, 18 2013

     Fox Cities communities are on the doorstep of winter, and if forecasters
are correct, it could be colder than normal.   One agency predicted "piercing
cold" and lots of snow.
     To off-set those elements, the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
has joined a state-wide effort to help those in need.   The effort is called
The Big Bundle Up, a winter clothing drive to collect new hats, gloves,
 and scarves to beat back the cold.
     All items will be given to the Emergency Shelter Of The Fox Valley and
the Fox Valley Warming Shelter.    You may drop-off your donated items
at the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau on West College Avenue.
     The clothing drive ends on January 3rd.

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