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    Deaths for April 21

    ALBRECHT, Arlice; 84, Appleton

    • Apr. 20, 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 shutdown the highway for about five hours.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  3. 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. 20, 2014
  4. 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. 20, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus's death and resurrection and is marked around the world, often with a variety of not strictly religious local traditions like painted eggs or Easter Bunnies. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter (with photo gallery)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Deaths for April 20

    ADRIAN, Virginia W.; 94, Menasha

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  10. Connor Corum (left) and Greg Kinnear are featured in a scene from 'Heaven is for Real.' The movie is playing at Marcus' Appleton East and Hollywood theaters. Sony Pictures

    Religious movies can stretch, strengthen faith

    Trailer: 'Heaven Is for Real'

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  11. FROM THE EDITOR | DAN FLANNERY

    From the Editor: An election victory isn't always easy to survive

    Back in the day, my dad was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Town of Nashville, in Forest County.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  12. INSIDE EDUCATION | JEN ZETTEL

    Neenah students raise money for 3-year-old after reading 'Wonder'

    Brynn Rosplochowski is just like every other 3-year-old. She loves to dance, sing and play with her older brother.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  13. Update: Winnebago authorities rescue 22 animals from Town of Clayton home

    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) A Winnebago County woman has been arrested after authorities found nearly two dozen animals living in deplorable conditions in the Town of Clayton.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    2013-14 school year

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    2013-14 school year

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Nerf game draws ire from school, police officials

    Students at Wausau West High School could be breaking the law with an increasingly popular game that involves teams of students stalking one another with Nerf guns, according to a letter sent to parents this week.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Deaths for April 19

    ANDRESEN, Katherine M.; 88, Oshkosh

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  18. Swing voters likely will decide next governor: Burke, Walker covet support of undecided 7 percent in the state

    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  19. Four-vehicle pile-up injures 5 in Howard

    Five people were injured in a four-vehicle pile-up Friday in the village of Howard, authorities said.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  20. A 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys on Aptil 14 inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb. RACHELLE HILDRETH/AP

    The week's odd news: Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine game

    A toddler was reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley, authorities say.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  21. Looking more like Christmas than Easter, snow left narrow passages throughout Upper Michigan's Copper Country, here in Hancock, Mich. Dan Flannery/Post-Crescent Media

    You think winter was bad here? Check out Michigan's U.P.

    The winter of 2013-14 seemed to be never-ending for Wisconsinites. But just a few hours north, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, winter actually hasn't ended yet, as of Easter weekend.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Oshkosh holds off on issuing bills for recent Pub Crawl

    Downtown Oshkosh tavern owners might not be getting bills from City Hall after all.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  23. Tens of thousands of people gather at the State Capitol in Madison in February 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. File/AP

    Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Four plead guilty in Black Creek bank robbery

    The three men charged with the armed robbery of a Black Creek bank in December have pleaded guilty just days before their jury trials were to begin.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  25. CITY NOTES | NICK PENZENSTADLER

    City Notes: Taxpayers invested in library planning since 2008

    As details emerged last week about a new $40 million Appleton Public Library downtown, residents have been generous about adding their opinions to the discussion.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Court to decide on testing drunken drivers: Warrant, consent may be needed to draw blood

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunken driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  28. Digital Dish: Different doctors charge different rates

    And you never used to know about it. Until now.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  29. Photos: Hundreds gather for La Crusificcion de Cristo event in Appleton

    "La Crusificcion de Cristo" event Friday, April 18, 2014, at St. Therese Parish in Appleton, Wisconsin. The event was followed by a Good Friday mass.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  30. BEHIND THE SCENES | JAMIE MARA

    Behind the Scenes: Good, bad sometimes mix within same story

    Good and bad. Both are realities, and so both are reflected in what we publish each day. While thieves make headlines, so do generous residents.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  31. Gov. Scott Walker (left) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke

    Burke doesn't focus on union powers

    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Appeals court revives Capitol protest lawsuit

    A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a group protesting Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill at the Capitol in 2011.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Man sought in Green Bay shooting

    Green Bay police are looking for a 21-year-old man they think fatally shot a 32-year-old former Kenosha man at an apartment on the city's east side earlier this week.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Manitowoc officials warn of fentanyl drug abuse

    Health and law enforcement officials in the Manitowoc area are warning of the dangers of abusing the narcotic fentanyl.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  35. Town of Clayton woman arrested after officers find horses, dogs in poor conditions

    Officers arrested a woman Thursday after finding multiple horses and dogs living in 'deplorable conditions' at a Town of Clayton home.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Deaths for April 18

    CHERNEY, Eugene A.; 87, Town of Matteson

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  37. Grand Chute police locate missing Chicago cop and children

    Two missing Chicago children found in Grand Chute on Thursday were returned to their father unharmed after Chicago authorities said their mother, Chicago Police officer Jamie Duignan, abducted her sons Wednesday evening.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Police: New London school employee stole thousands from athletic events

    Police arrested a School District of New London employee on Thursday they say stole thousands of dollars from the district.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  39. Survivors, officials, first responders and guests pause Tuesday as the flag is raised at the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Charles Krupa/Associated Press

    Neenah woman injured in Boston Marathon bombings embraces return

    'Boston Strong' is much more than a catchphrase to Linda Witt.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  40. DA: Appleton officers justified in shooting man

    Appleton police identify officers who shot man

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  41. Around Wisconsin: Man killed wife over nagging, police say

    A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she'd been nagging him for three weeks.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  42. John L. Krizenesky enters Sheboygan County Court on Tuesday for his sentencing hearing. Krizenesky drove his vehicle into a utility pole last summer in the Town of Rhine, causing the pole to fall and injure a young boy who was playing outside. Gary C. Klein/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Tragic ending to casual drink recounted by Ada man

    John Krizenesky was never more than a casual drinker.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  43. Carl Toepel (left) of Howards Grove, shares a Sheboygan Press with U.S. Rep. Tom Petri from Petri's first successful political campaign during the congressman's town meeting Thursday in Sheboygan. Gary C. Klein/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Tom Petri reflects on years in Congress

    In what could be his final stop in Sheboygan County, U.S Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, got a much gentler reception than he did during his last visit here in January.

    • Apr. 17, 2014

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