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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    Winnebago County Crime Gallery, April 11 update

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

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    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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    Main Street in downtown Oshkosh during the April 10 pub crawl. Mark Ebert / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    City will hold off on issuing Pub Crawl bills

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

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Oshkosh on Broadway 2014 (photos)

    Oshkosh on Broadway was held Saturday, April 12, at the historic Grand Opera House. Close to 100 Oshkosh "celebrities" and friends took to the stage in an evening of song and dance to benefit The Grand Opera House student and free community programs. Photo courtesy of Thompson Photo Imagery.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke speaks with Scott Ziolkowski, an instructor in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Western Technical College, as she campaigns in La Crosse. Wisconsin Democrats and their allies have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. AP

    Little-known Democrat Mary Burke tries to unseat Scott Walker

    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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    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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    Think our winter was long? Check out Michigan's latest snowstorm

    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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    New photos: Adoptable pets at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society

    See photos and information about pets available for adoption from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    State senator mulls run for Petri House seat

    A Republican state senator says he'll announce next week whether he'll run for Congress.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Oshkosh Fire Department responded to an apartment fire which started just after 12 p.m., April 17, 2014 at 515 Mt. Vernon. The fire was under control an hour later. One woman was taken to a local hospital and one cat was rescued another escaped unharmed. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northw

    Oshkosh fire department battles house fire on Mt. Vernon Street (photos, videos)

    A woman was transported to a local hospital and two cats were rescued from an apartment fire Thursday afternoon.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal drug charges

    The owner of an Oshkosh pharmacy has been charged in federal court with conspiring with others to illegally sell and distribute mail order prescriptions, a practice with which he made more than $235,000.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Madison Levesque, 18, reaches for a Life Is Beautiful bundle she put together for the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry. Levesque collected hygiene products to make 2,000 bundles for those in need. Noell Dickmann/Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Oshkosh teen provides food pantry with products, funds

    Lourdes Academy senior Madison Levesque not only reached her goal in collecting 2,000 bundles of personal hygiene products for the Oshkosh Area Community Food Pantry, she also raised a good chunk of change for buying the products in the future.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Man says he shot, killed wife because of non- stop 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. 17, 2014
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    Ice shoves in Oshkosh and around Lake Winnebago (new photos and video)

    Ice shoves on Lake Winnebago are an annual spring ritual intensified this year by a thick ice cap on the lake and intense winds over the weekend. Check out photos and videos from the shore.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Omro Police Chief James Reed addresses the media during a press conference at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. After a five-week investigation into the overdose death of Matthew Martinez, 23, Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz announced Thursday that Maurice Boraders, the man suspected of providing the heroin that killed Martinez, has been arrested and a request for charges forwarded to the Winnebago County District Attorney's Office. Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    Homicide charges expected in March heroin overdose death

    Homicide charges are expected to be filed next week against a man who Winnebago County authorities have identified as the source of the heroin that killed an Omro man in March.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Gov. Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes a report of an Oshkosh pharmacy owner facing federal charges, a photo gallery of the Lake Winnebago ice shoves in Menominee Park, an update on the child killed by a vehicle, the Winnebago County Crime Gallery and a video of the condition of the Wittman Airport terminal building.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Raw video: Oshkosh firefighters respond to house fire on Mt. Vernon Street

    The Oshkosh Fire Department was called to a house fire on the 500 block of Mt. Vernon Street shortly after noon Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    RDA says price is wrong for key south shore property

    The Oshkosh Redevelopment Authority (RDA) decided to get a second opinion instead of purchasing a key property in the South Shore Redevelopment Area for almost $800,000.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Police finish investigation, identify child run over by vehicle

    Oshkosh Police and the Winnebago County Coroner's Office have concluded their investigation into the death of a 5-year-old boy who was run over by a car last week.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Steve Wittman's plane is on display inside the terminal building on loan from EAA. Wittman Regional Airport's terminal building has declined in usage in the 10 years since commercial passenger service ended. Now, the building needs a new roof and other costly repairs that have Winnebago County Board supervisors seeking information on a range of options from repairing the terminal building to demolishing it and building a new, smaller airport operations office. JOE SIENKIEWICZ/Oshkosh Northwestern Media

    County moving toward building smaller, $5m airport terminal

    Winnebago County's Aviation Committee wants to replace the aging Wittman Regional Airport terminal building with a smaller administrative building at an estimated cost of $5 million.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Jamie Betters, right, a worker at the Oneida cannery in the Norbert Hill Center, walks a group from the Food Summit through their process for preserving foods. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Back to roots: Ideas, practices exchanged at Oneida food summit

    Woodrow White is seeing growing interest among Native American tribes around the country in expanding self-sustaining food systems.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey

    BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Fraternity misconduct investigated at Marquette

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette University officials have issued a warning to three fraternities following allegations of sexual misconduct.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Oshkosh man arrested for stalking

    A 21-year-old Oshkosh man has been arrested for stalking a juvenile girl.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Jury breaks for day in husband's murder trial

    MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp last year.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Document shredding days scheduled across Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting special events at three locations across the state where people can shred sensitive documents to prevent identity theft.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Trending today at thenorthwestern.com

    The most popular digital content of the day includes an update on the fatal crash on Highway 45, photo galleries of the ice shoves at Menominee Park, Oshkosh North prom and the Oshkosh North girls soccer game against Menasha and a video about the Day By Day Warming Shelter closing its doors for the season.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Authorities identify man killed in Highway 45 crash

    Authorities have identified the Oshkosh man who died in a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 45 Monday morning.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    A line of people waiting the the door to be open to the Day by Day Warming Shelter. JEANNETTE MERTEN/FOR OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN MEDIA

    Warming shelter closes its doors after 'challenging' winter

    This winter's record number of days where temperatures dipped below zero taxed the resources of the Day By Day Warming Shelter as it tried to provide a safe, warm place to sleep for those who otherwise would have no where to go.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Designer Maria Pinto show at the Paine Art Center (photos)

    Designer Maria Pinto show at the Paine Art Center (photos)

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Oshkosh plays central role in refugee resettlement in northeast Wisconsin

    Oshkosh is expected to continue to be a hub for the resettlement of refugees who are coming to Northeast Wisconsin to establish new roots after fleeing their home countries.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Operation Oshkosh: Glacier Dental

    This week Operation Oshkosh stops in at Glacier Dental. On Friday Glacier Dental is offering free exams, cleaning and limited dental work to anyone who comes to their business on Congress Avenue.

    • Apr. 15, 2014

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