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  1. Appleton police blocked off streets and brought in a tactical squad during a standoff with an armed man in a home in the 1300 block of South Harmon Street near Reid Golf Course on Oct. 15. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Despite high-profile incidents, crime down in Appleton

    Despite several high-profile incidents in Appleton last year, crime in major categories continues to fall, Appleton police say.

    • 5:51 PM
  2. Mark Westphal speaks in 2011 as Fox Valley Sierra Group members and citizens rally together in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals at Shattuck Park in Neenah. Post-Crescent photo by Dan Powers

    Westphal becomes fifth candidate for 55th Assembly seat

    Mark Westphal, president of the Fox Valley Area Labor Council AFL-CIO, will run as a Democrat to succeed Dean Kaufert as representative of the 55th Assembly District.

    • 1:35 PM
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    Grand Chute, Outagamie County workers focus on energy conservation

    Town and Outagamie County leaders are confident that efforts to improve energy conservation practices among employees will eventually bring taxpayer savings.

    • 5:29 PM
  4. Joshua Wenzel

    Green Bay police investigate arrest shown in viral video

    Green Bay police said Tuesday they are investigating an arrest outside a downtown bar over the weekend captured on video and posted online.

    • 7:39 AM
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    Warrantless GPS tracking before court decision OK

    Evidence gathered from GPS trackers that police placed on cars before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they needed warrants is admissible in court, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Wednesday.

    • 5:58 PM
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    Wisconsin investment officer gets six-figure bonus

    Fifty of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, according to figures the investment board released Wednesday.

    • 5:19 PM
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    Manitowoc Drug Unit says meth operations busted

    The Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit says it's busted a couple of methamphetamine manufacturing operations with the arrest of two men.

    • 2:56 PM
  8. Wisconsin investment officer gets biggest bonus

    Wisconsin Chief Investment Officer David Villa is receiving the largest bonus out of the $13.3 million being awarded the state's pension fund managers as a reward for strong investment returns.

    • 10:33 AM
  9. Gov. Scott Walker File

    Taylor aide: Walker to sign police bill

    An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker says Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths.

    • 8:29 AM
  10. An experimental boom surrounded Madison's B.B. Clarke beach in 2010 to keep out algae, though it ended up being closed June 24 for high E. coli levels. Algae and bacteria are the prime causes for beach closures throughout the Madison area and the state. Mike DeVries/The Capital Times

    Beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats in Yahara lakes and across Wisconsin

    After one of Madison's longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes.

    • 6:19 AM
  11. Gov. Scott Walker File

    Wisconsin facing $700M transportation shortfall

    Gov. Scott Walker is looking for new ways to fund a state transportation budget that is projected to fall short by as much as $700 million by 2017.

    • 11:03 AM
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    Deaths for April 23

    BAER, Margaret; 87, Appleton

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  13. David Dudas of Dale is accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting his wife  and frequently videotaping the incidents  on multiple occasions over the course of a year. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Wife sobs during second day of David Dudas' jury trial

    The first time the jury saw her face was in a photo.

    • 6:15 AM
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    Neenah schools add teachers and administrators, reduce support staff

    The Neenah school board has voted to hire nearly 11 more teachers and add 1.5 administrator positions for 2014-15 at a cost of nearly $626,000.

    • 5:20 PM
  15. This is a photo of a common Wisconsin stew made with wild game and vegetables. What is it? Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Take the quiz! From hodags to wapatuli, how well do you know Wisconsin?

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    • Apr. 22, 2014
  16. A Shawano County Sheriff squad car parks in the entrance to a gas station and fast-food McDonald restaurant where an armed person held a store employee hostage Tuesday in Wittenberg. T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage incident at McDonald's ends peacefully after two hours

    A poised clerk and a skilled hostage negotiator on Tuesday helped peacefully end an armed standoff at a McDonald's restaurant in this western Shawano County village.

    • 6:19 AM
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    Justice department: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish

    The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

    • 6:18 AM
  18. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans employees listen to instructions before packaging boxes of diapers as part of the United Way Fox Cities Diaper Bank at the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans operations center November 20, 2013 in Appleton, Wis. Wm.Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media Wm.Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media

    United Way Fox Cities raises $8M in 2013

    The United Way Fox Cities Community Campaign exceeded its $7.7 million goal in 2013, raising more than $8 million.

    • 6:15 AM
  19. Ari Solomon, spokesman for the animal rights group Mercy For Animals, speaks at a December news conference in Milwaukee about the results of an undercover investigation at Wiese Brothers Farm in Greenleaf. File/AP

    Workers ordered to pay fines and court costs in Brown County farm-abuse case

    A pair of workers at a Brown County dairy filmed last year by animal activists mistreating cowsentered no contest pleas on Tuesday to a number of related charges.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Panel discussion to focus on immigration

    A panel discussion Wednesday night will explore what immigrants mean to the economy and possible solutions that would improve their lives and strengthen the community in the process.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  21.  Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Two killed in motorcycle crash were UWSP students

    The two people killed in a Monday motorcyle crash west of Stevens Point were both University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Joe Leibham

    Sen. Joe Leibham says he's running for U.S. Rep. Tom Petri's seat

    Sen. Joe Leibham announced he will run for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by a retiring Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. Mark Harris meets with Oshkosh Northwestern Media Editorial Board April 2014 Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Winnebago County exec to run for Petri's seat

    Winnebago County executive thinks 6th District is winnable despite GOP's past dominance

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, celebrates her win in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

    Keflezighi wins men's Boston Marathon title, Jeptoo wins women's race

    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  25. Fox Valley Technical College will continue to investigate the creation of a four-seasons body farm at its Public Safety Training Center on Outagamie County BB, but officials said Monday the earliest it would be considered for approval is mid-2015. Wm.Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media

    FVTC: More study needed before body farm is reality

    FVTC President Dr. Susan May: It's time to put 'body farm' to rest

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  26. Cold Cases stir up raw emotions, hopelessness for victims' families

    Attorney general candidates pledge to put pressure on cold cases

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  27. John Lehman

    Lehman to run for Kaufert's Assembly seat

    John Lehman, a Town of Menasha resident, announced Monday he will run for state Assembly as a Republican in the 55th District to fill Dean Kaufert's seat.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  28. Roger Roth

    Roth to run for Ellis' Senate seat, gets Walker endorsement

    Former Republican state representative Roger Roth announced Monday he will run for state Senate in the 19th District to fill Mike Ellis' seat.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  29. Former Freedom resident among two motorcyclists killed in crash

    Rock County sheriff's deputies are looking for a driver who fled after striking and killing two men on motorcycles.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  30. Nienhaus

    Nienhaus to receive 2014 Scullen Leadership Award

    Mary Beth Nienhaus' philanthropic endeavors and educational leadership have earned her the 2014 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Waupaca County squashes loose tiger rumor

    The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department squashed a tall tale Sunday night after receiving several calls about a loose tiger near Weyauwega.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  32. Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews rescued a man from a fuel storage tank at U.S. Oil in Green Bay Monday. Submitted photo

    Man rescued after collapsing in fuel storage tank

    Firefighters rescued a man from inside a large fuel storage tank Monday.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  33. FOX CITIES WATCHDOG | DUKE BEHNKE

    Fox Cities Watchdog: Luck of draw decides local elections

    The Menasha Common Council made headlines last year when it voted 4-4 a whopping 166 times in a futile attempt to elect a council president.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  34. Brett Hulsey (left) and Mary Burke

    Hulsey announces run for governor

    A Madison legislator who was cited for flipping a young boy off an inner tube at the beach and mused about lugging a musket onto the Assembly floor announced Monday he'll run for governor.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  35. Gov. Scott Walker File

    Walker announces plan to expand Family Care

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker has announced plans to expand a state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled to seven more Wisconsin counties.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  36. David Dudas of Dale is accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting his wife  and frequently videotaping the incidents  on multiple occasions over the course of a year. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Defense insists kinky, raunchy acts consensual in sexual assault trial of Appleton attorney

    While both sides agree the trial of David Dudas centers on what happened behind closed doors, the question jurors will have to answer is whether or not the 'unusual, aggressive and extreme' sexual acts between Dudas and his wife were consensual.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  37. Death notices for April 22

    DE SANTOS, Vannessa; 44, Appleton

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Deaths for April 21

    ALBRECHT, Arlice; 84, Appleton

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  39. Sharday Rose, 24, holds a phone with a photo of her boyfriend, Derek Williams, who died in 2011 in police custody while gasping for breath. Wisconsin police are preparing for Gov. Scott Walker to sign a bill developed in response to a number of high-profile deaths like Williams', revamping officer-involved death investigations. Dinesh Ramde/Associated Press

    Police brace for new probe protocols

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  40. Most of the houses on Barberry Lane, south of Lambeau Field, in Ashwaubenon will be razed this spring to make way for parking. Richard Ryman/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Packers to raze houses near stadium

    The Green Bay Packers will raze about a dozen houses near Lambeau Field this spring to make way for new parking.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    4 injured in crash near Black Creek

    A three-vehicle crash east of Black Creek injured four people Sunday afternoon and shut down the highway for about five hours.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  42. Marsha Loritz holds a banner urging information to be reported about her missing mother, Victoria Prokopovitz, a Pittsfield woman who disappeared a year ago. Scott Cooper Williams/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Missing woman case perplexes year later

    Much has changed since Victoria Prokopovitz vanished a year ago, but one constant remains: Her family is determined to find out what happened to her.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  43. A new $1.5 million addition planned for Moraine Park Technical College will enhance student services, including students who are veterans. Submitted

    Fond du Lac college eyes $1.5M addition

    A proposed $1.5 million addition planned for Moraine Park Technical College will enhance the front entrance, centralize services and accommodate student veterans.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  44. HELPING HANDS | JIM COLLAR

    Literacy group has two reasons to celebrate

    Literacy changes lives. The first Fox Valley organization dedicated to the cause will take time to reflect on all the successes that have flourished from training in the English language. Literacy Education Services Inc.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  45. Duke Behnke's Watchdog Q&A: We're still getting power from Fox River

    Q With today's smarts, why can't we put generators in the Fox River under the Memorial Drive or College Avenue bridges in Appleton to generate power? The water is running 24/7.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  46. Manishkumar M. Patel, 34, of Kaukauna, Wis., (left) sits with his attorney, Thomas Zoesch during his initial court appearance at the Outagamie County Justice Center in Appleton, Wis., on Nov. 29, 2007. Patel is accused of several serious offenses including the attempted first degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. THE POST-CRESCENT

    The Bigger Picture: Bond forfeited by criminal defendant pays off for taxpayers

    In some cases, the best bang for a county taxpayer's buck starts with money that didn't originate from his wallet.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  47. City Notes: Apartment rezoning advances despite complaints by neighbors

    After years of battling a proposed apartment complex on Plank Road, neighbors living on Huckleberry Lane failed to convince Appleton's council to reject a controversial rezoning.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  48. Max Kese (right) looks through the cut glass as Zahara Buhrow places glass on her self-portrait. The art classes at Washington Elementary school in Oshkosh are creating a lasting memory by making self-portraits out of glass. Joe Sienkiewicz/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Glass art lets students leave mark on school

    Wearing safety glasses and with Elmer's Glue in hand, second-grader Julia Bock layered fingernail-sized brown and tan pieces of glass on top of each other, shaping her light brown hair in a self-portrait during art class at Washington School in Oshkosh.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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