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    The Habitat for Humanity home under construction at 1173 Chicago Street. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Habitat for Humanity expansion brings more homes, tax dollars to Green Bay

    Like others before her, Bee Vang, came to America for a chance at a better life.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Rain, mild temps in Saturday's Wisconsin weather forecast

    Here's today's weather forecast.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Washington Middle School teacher Kerstin Westscott talks to a student about a writing assignment during class recently. Westcott received a 2014 Golden Apple award for her teaching efforts. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Golden Apple winner Westcott: 'I feel like I make a difference every day'

    Kerstin Westcott didn't always know she wanted to be a teacher. But a volunteer opportunity in college brought out her love of working with kids and guided her to a career in the classroom. For her work in and outside of the classroom, Westcott has received a 2014 Golden Apple award.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    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
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    Hunger relief efforts organize as child poverty reaches new high

    Nearly one in every seven children now live below the poverty line in Brown County, according to U.S. Census Bureau survey data showing the lingering toll the economic recession has had on area families.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Fire destroys west-side garage

    An accidental fire destroyed a garage in a Green Bay residential neighborhood Saturday morning, authorities said.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Linda Witt, from Neenah, hugs her son, Bill Tanguay, while reuniting on the streets of Boston after they were separated after the bombings during the Boston Marathon in April 2013. Tanguay finished the race about 10 minutes before the blast. Witt was watching her son race when she was injured by the second of two pressure-cooker bombs that tore through the crowd near the finish line. She sustained moderate to severe hearing loss, along with abrasions and other injuries. Submitted

    Neenah woman injured in Boston Marathon bombing embraces return

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

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden is stepping down this year.

    Meet UWGB chancellor finalists at May forums

    Area residents will have a chance in May to meet and weigh in on finalists hoping to become the next leader of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Profiles: Meet the Habitat for Humanity partner families

    The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity plans to help 10 families build or remodel their homes this year. Six families have already been chosen. Information about five of them:

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    YOU Magazine launches Arts & Entertainment issue

    One of my earliest, most vivid memories happened in the art room of my elementary school. I was in first grade when I dropped and shattered a fresh-from-the-kiln clay head I had made, in my likeness no less.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Students and faculty members from Green Bay East High School pull a bicycle out of the East River during an Earth Week clean up event at Joannes Park. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Clean up Baird Creek, help native species on Earth Day

    People can participate in the Baird Creek clean up, or help plant native species from 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at Christy McAuliffe Park, 3100 Sitka Street. Participants can sign up at 8:30 a.m.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Sky Van Rossum, trustee of the Suamico village board File/Press-Gazette Media

    Suamico listening session Tuesday

    Residents are encouraged to attend a listening session with the Village Board from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Municipal Service Center, 12781 Velp Ave.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    The free event is the work the Bellin Run, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and the city of Green Bay. for USA TODAY

    Boston Marathon tribute run Monday at CityDeck

    City leaders are encouraging people to head to the CityDeck at noon Monday wearing blue and yellow for a special community tribute run and walk of one to three miles on Boston Marathon Day.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Today in photos: April 19

    To view the gallery, click here.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    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
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    Database: Report, find potholes in your neighborhood

    Track and report potholes in your neighborhood with this database.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    De Pere firefighters, shown battling a house fire in this file photo, might soon consolidate some operations with Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    De Pere considers six-month fire department experiment

    The city fire department might soon consolidate certain operations with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department on a six-month trial basis.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Gene Bunker, 87, wears the traditional green beret as the 2014 winner of the De Pere Community Silver Knight Award. Bunker was honored as the 45th recipient of the award at the De Pere Community Night dinner and award program at Swan Club on Monday, April 14. Todd McMahon/Press-Gazette Media

    Today's Take: Green hats off to De Pere's dutiful Gene Bunker

    Perhaps the most endearing moment from a Masters that lacked drama down the stretch last weekend came seconds after Bubba Watson made his final putt to solidify his second victory in three years in the prestigious golf tournament.

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

    You think winter was bad here? It still is in 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. 19, 2014
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    Chef Monique Hooker teaches knife skills and appreciation for fresh ingredients to school food service staff during the Farm-to-School program at De Pere Middle School in De Pere earlier this month. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Lunch lessons: Workers learn about preparing, cooking healthy food

    Whether cooking for a family of four or feeding a cafeteria full of hungry students, one food specialist says all one really needs are a good knife, a sheet pan and an oven.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    An astronomer uses a laser pointer at an observatory in Bulgaria in this 2009 photo. AP Photo/Petar Petrov

    Aviation and law enforcement continue battle of laser-related incidents

    For pilots getting a laser beam shined in their eyes, the effects can be similar to having a camera flashed in their eyes at close proximity.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Winnebago Co. horses, dogs found in poor condition, woman arrested

    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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    Sonny Perdecini takes advantage of the sunshine at a skate park in Pittsfield, Mass., Thursday April 17, 2014. AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver

    The day in photos: April 18, 2014

    The top news, sports and entertainment photos from Press-Gazette Media wire services.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers protest outside of the state Capitol in Madison in February of 2011. File/AP

    State 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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    Abducted children found safe at Grand Chute hotel

    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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    New London school employee arrested on theft charges

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

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    The event will start with a kids' race, and the 5K will follow. Proceeds will benefit the PCMS School Garden and environmental initiatives. Registration is $10 and includes a goodie bag. Entry for the 1/3-mile kids race is free. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Pulaski hosting Run for Your Mother 5K

    The Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Easter egg hunt Saturday at Four Seasons Park

    Four Seasons Park, 471 Four Seasons Drive, will host the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday. The egg hunt will be followed by families festivities and photos with the Easter Bunny.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    In this photo taken March 26, 2014 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Kassiu is held by her mother Naku Milwaukee. The baby gorilla born less than a month ago has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP Photo/Milwaukee County Zoo, Scott Engel

    Milwaukee zoo's baby gorilla had no trauma

    A baby gorilla who died before she reached a month old at the Milwaukee County Zoo didn't have any signs of trauma.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Wisconsin man accused of killing wife over nagging

    A 77-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
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    Man, 21, sought in connection with east-side shooting death

    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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    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College student Justin Herbert talks with Gov. Scott Walker during a visit to the school in March. File/Press-Gazette Media

    NWTC budget up slightly, but tax levy plummets

    Gov. Scott Walker's property tax cuts mean a big change in the way Northeast Wisconsin Technical College balances its books.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    An 8-day-old western lowland gorilla named Kassiu rests with her mother, Naku, at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wauwatosa on March 27. Kassiu died Wednesday. File/AP

    Milwaukee County Zoo's baby gorilla dies

    A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Oak Creek man kills blind wife over nagging

    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. 17, 2014
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    State DPI won't revoke license of porn-viewing teacher

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will not revoke the license of a teacher who viewed pornographic emails at work, despite Gov. Scott Walker's request that swift action be taken to revoke the license.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to supporters of domestic-violence victims in Milwaukee on Wednesday, just before signing three bills aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws. Dinesh Ramde/AP

    Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

    Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills on Wednesday aimed at strengthening Wisconsin's domestic-violence laws.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Oconto Police Chief Dan Ault, right, discusses the charges filed against Donald Tappa of Oconto on Thursday over the burglary and arson of the Log Jam Tavern on Dec. 25. At left is Oconto Fire & Rescue Department Chief Jack Mlnarik. Kent Tempus/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oconto man charged in connection with December bar fire

    A 39-year-old man is facing an arson and other criminal charges in connection to a Christmas Day fire that heavily damaged a downtown Oconto tavern.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy plan to be put to vote

    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee must explain in documents being sent to its creditors why its bankruptcy reorganization plan classifies sexual abuse victims into categories, with plans to pay one group and not others, a federal bankruptcy judge ordered Thurs

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Deputies seek missing 20-year-old Pittsfield woman

    The Brown County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 20-year-old woman who has not been heard from since Wednesday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Jodie Hanback was one of three women charged in a scheme to buy food stamp cards at half their value and use the proceeds to buy supplies for a bar on Green Bay's near west side.

    Woman gets 60 days for bar's food stamp fraud scheme

    A Green Bay woman involved in a scheme to buy electronic food stamp cards to purchase bar supplies was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and two years of probation.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Grand Chute Fire Department and police on the scene of a crash Wednesday morning, April 16, on southbound U.S. 41 at State 15. The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department reported that one person was injured in the crash that was reported at 6:40 a.m. The southbound lanes were closed, and traffic was detoured onto State 441 or west on State 15. The State Patrol was assisting with the crash investigation. Sharon Cekada/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Green Bay man who died in U.S. 41 crash identified

    The Green Bay man who died Wednesday in a crash on U.S. 41 in Grand Chute has been identified as James A. Lindeman.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Green Bay police investigation determines Appleton officers justified in shooting man

    Two Appleton police officers were justified in shooting a 22-year-old Appleton man last week and will not face charges, officials said Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Oconto firefighters are seen outside Oconto High School on Wednesday morning after extinguish a blaze that caused more than $5 million damage. Kent Tempus/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oconto High School sustains $5 million damage from fire

    Cleanup from the fire Wednesday morning at Oconto High School will cost $5 million and take over three weeks to complete, the district's administrator says.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Landlord Robert Vanderkelen had offered a lease, but has decided against allowing the homeless center in his vacant space at 100 E. Mason St. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Another landlord declines to lease space for homeless center

    For the second time, a Green Bay property owner has turned aside a proposed daytime homeless center, casting doubts on the project's future.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Today's Take: We're still seeking missing photos of Vietnam War's fallen

    Wow. I misjudged that one. Sunday, in this space, I expressed the slightest hint of a shadow of a concern that our collective memory of the Vietnam War casualties could be starting to fade. Hooo, boy! Lotta responses.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    John L. Krizenesky enters Sheboygan County Circuit Court Tuesday April 15, 2014 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 electrocute a young boy who was playing outside. Gary C. Klein/Sheboygan Press Media

    Drunken driver shares story in hopes of deterring others

    John Krizenesky was never more than a casual drinker.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Gov. Walker declares another propane emergency

    Gov. Scott Walker has declared another propane emergency.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Electronic recycling drive set for Bay Beach on April 25

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, is hosting an electronic recycling drive from 5-7 p.m. April 25 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Green Bay's annual bike auction April 26

    The Green Bay Police Department and the city of Green Bay will host the annual bicycle and surplus auction on April 26 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 1500 Fort Howard Ave.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Green Bay East hosts music festival

    Green Bay East High School, 1415 East Walnut St., will host a Wisconsin School Music Association Concert Music Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23.

    • Apr. 17, 2014

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