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  1. Mike Rhyner and Joe Kopf of the Oshkosh Street Department fill in pot holes with a cold mix that was heated and filled in the holes along W. Linwood Ave. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    As regular as spring flowers, pothole season arrives in Oshkosh

    Oshkosh streets crews are keeping busy this spring as they work toward achieving the city’s goal of filling potholes within 24 hours of tipsters notifying them of their existence.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. Heroin deaths back on the rise

    A decline in heroin-related overdose deaths last year appears to have been an aberration.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Joe Leibham, center, speaks to supporters and media members Tuesday announcing his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat. His wife, Heather, stands to his right. His brother, Mike Leibham, cheers in the background. Photo by Janet Weyandt/Sheboygan Press Media

    Leibham says he's running for Petri's seat

    Flanked by family members and supporters on the lawn of his parents' Town of Sheboygan home, Sen. Joe Leibham announced he will run for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by the retiring Tom Petri.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. 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 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
  4. Winnebago County Crime Gallery, April 21 update

    Individuals charged with felony crimes in Winnebago County Circuit Court since April 1.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  5. DOJ: 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.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Wisconsin's next drug take-back day is Saturday

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Scores of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies will accept prescription medications this weekend as part of a national effort to safely dispose of expired and leftover drugs.

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

    Harris will run as Democrat to succeed Petri

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

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. Milwaukee police investigate double homicide

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they're investigating a double homicide.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. Sheriff's deputies search for teen who fired shots

    TOWN OF GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of shooting at his sister's boyfriend in Ozaukee County is still on the run.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  11. Marriages

    Marriage licenses issued recently in Winnebago County

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  12. Divorces

    Divorces granted recently in Winnebago County

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  13. Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes the Winnebago County Crime Gallery, a brief on police arresting an Oshkosh man for animal abuse, a report on homicide charges that were filed in connection to a drug overdose death, a report that Mark Harris will run to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Petri and a video about Green Bay Police continuing to look for answers in a cold case.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  14. Boraders

    Homicide charges filed in heroin overdose death

    An Oshkosh man was charged Monday in connection to the death of an Omro man who died of a heroin overdose last month.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  15. Cold Cases stir up raw emotions for victims' families

    There were times — more than two decades ago — when Mary Wegner was so angry about the sudden disappearance of her daughter, Laurie Depies, that she wanted to lash out.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  16. Man drinking in vehicle arrested after police chase

    A Rosendale man is expected to face felony charges after leading police on a chase early Sunday morning.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  17. Oshkosh man charged with stalking

    An Oshkosh man is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $35,000 cash bond after he was charged with stalking.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  18. Authorities investigating Ripon College bomb threa

    RIPON — Police are investigating a bomb threat at Ripon College Monday morning that prompted evacuation of academic buildings on campus.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  19. 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
  20. Police arrest Oshkosh man for animal abuse

    A 24-year-old Oshkosh man is at the Winnebago County Jail after police say he kicked a dog and threw the animal into a vehicle.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs flexes his muscles along with fourth grader Jaelon Ramage, in Beloit, Wis. Vrydaghs participates in bodybuilding competitions and tries to inspire his students to stay fit. Jaelon said he lifts 5-pound weights, and hopes to become big and strong like his principal. AP

    Principal closer to dream of becoming bodybuilder

    Burdge Elementary School Principal Joe Vrydaghs said that as a child, he dreamed of becoming like The Incredible Hulk.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  21. City, partners make progress on economic development changes

    After almost 18 months of discussion and planning, both the city of Oshkosh and the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Commission have begun moving ahead on changes to the city's economic development structure.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  22. Non-criminal patients moved from Mendota

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  23. Northern anglers can keep largemouth bass

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep largemouth bass this season for the first time in 22 years.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  24. Attorney General candidates pledge to put pressure on cold cases

    Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ remembers growing up in Jefferson County when 19-year-old sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew were stabbed, strangled and dumped naked in the woods.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  25. Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes photo galleries of the Oshkosh North prom, the inside of the Oshkosh Masonic Temple, and the MTV Movie Awards, a story on Oshkosh West alum Katherine Grable winning a pair of national gymnastics titles and a video of a new cross installed at St. Raphael's.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  26. Boston Police dog 'Titan' and his handler Officer Joel Rodriguez patrol the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 20, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will be held April 21. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) REUTERS

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    BOSTON (AP) — A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton amid tight security

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  27. Committed to justice

    Now, as district attorney in the county, she can reflect on how the case traumatized the community when it turned cold in 1980.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  28. Webster Stanley Elementary having Fun Run Walk

    Webster Stanley Elementary is having a Fun Run Walk on May 3. The Run/Walk begins and ends at Webster Stanley Elementary School.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  29. Chuck Krier, creator and maker of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church's new cross, and his crew of Krier Cabinetry and Beez Electric finished placing the new design in the church on April 10. JEANNETTE MERTEN/FOR OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN MEDIA

    Crosses signify similarities, differences between faiths

    As churchgoers walk into St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church this Easter Sunday morning, their eyes will be drawn to a newly installed focal point gleaming like gold.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  30. Drunken drivers in Winnebago County fined more than $1 million in 2013

    Last year, drunken drivers in Winnebago County were ordered to pay more than $1 million in fines and case-related costs.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  31. Wisconsin 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
  32. Wisconsin DNR assessing winter deer kill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  33. Healthy Oshkosh: Healthy Kids Day to encourage families to focus on health

    Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind end with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  34. Jaime Stadler plays a game with her son Cole, 2, at their home in Neenah. Cole has severe autism and family and friends are holding fundraisers to get him a service dog. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Neenah family eyes a service dog as they look for answers for young boy with autism

    Some of Cole Stadler's milestone moments have come as a big surprise to his mother, Jaime Page-Stadler.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  35. Advertisement from the Dunphy Sailing Fleet catalog in 1963 promoting the Dunphy Honey Bee.

    Remembering Oshkosh's Dunphy Boat Works

    The Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club on Broad Street is a relatively new building, constructed in the early 1990s. Prior to that, the site held a large ramshackle wooden building that had seen better days.

    • Apr. 18, 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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  36. Racine County man dies after car falls on him

    TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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  37. Vote now: Help select Oshkosh's top young leaders

    Help us select the 4 Under 40 and 2 Under 20 classes of 2014.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

    More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    A tongue-in-cheek bust created by former Arts/Industry resident artist Bob Arneson of himself back in 1971, at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler. AP

    Arts residency program celebrates 40 years

    For Ohio artist Sean Foley, the proof is in the dog skull.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  38. Casey Hanson has her teeth checked by Dr. Michael Popelars of Glacier Dental. Glacier Dental was giving free cleaning, extractions, and or a filling to those who stopped by the office for a screening. It was provided through the program Dentistry from the Heart. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Dentistry from the Heart helps more than 100 people get needed care

    Dr. Wyn Steckbauer, Dr. Michael Popelars, their hygienists, assistants and support staff at Glacier Dental put the good in Good Friday when they provided 108 people with more than $25,000 in free dental care.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Cost of saving blacksmith shop could hit $400K

    The oldest building in Milton, and probably the first in the U.S. made of lime grout, is crumbling to ruin.

    • Apr. 19, 2014

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