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UPDATE: All lanes now open on I-41 northbound near Oshkosh

FRIDAY 7/1/2022 – 11:33 a.m. OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – WisDOT has provided an update on the crash that occurred on I-41 near Oshkosh around 11 a.m. According to officials, all lanes are now open after the crash has been cleared. Original Story: Lanes closed on I-41 northbound near...
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Appleton demonstrators protesting decision to overturn Roe v. Wade frustrated with Appleton Police Department's response

APPLETON - Demonstrators who were among hundreds of people filling Houdini Plaza in the last week to protest the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade say police have been cracking down on them while ignoring violence against them. They say the Appleton Police Department has cited some participants for noise violations and traffic obstructions, when the department...

Outpouring of support leads to rescheduled sentencing for mother in baby death case

APPLETON (WLUK) -- A sentencing in a co-sleeping death case was postponed amid an outpouring of support for the woman convicted. Nicole Sobay, 36, was convicted of one count of neglecting a child with the consequence of death. Prosecutors said she had been sleeping in the same bed with her 2-month-old son in Appleton in 2017. She woke up to find the baby face-down and not responding.

Gas leak in Neenah removes residents from their homes early Friday

NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) – A gas leak in the City of Neenah evacuated around 24 individuals from a neighborhood on Friday morning. According to a release, around 9:30 a.m., the Neenah-Menasha Fire and Rescue was sent to the 1300 Block of Breezewood Lane for a report of a gas leak.

Didn't take long for Beyer to commit to St. Thomas

APPLETON (WLUK) -- When Sammi Beyer made her visit to St. Thomas this spring the Appleton East point guard was still looking for a school that would open her eyes, thus making her college decision clear. After her visit in late June she had an idea right away she wanted...

Governor visits New London

Gov. Tony Evers came to New London June 29 and announced two state grants to encourage local job growth. The Waupaca County Economic Development Corp. will receive $3.2 million for 24-hour workforce transportation services in Waupaca and Outagamie counties. Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin was awarded $6.5 million to...
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Happy 105th birthday, Harold!

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - “I was born in 1917.”. Harold Eichstadt turned 105 years old on Thursday, June 30. “The horse and buggy days were still going and good, and today I had a flight in the airplane going a hundred miles an hour, so there’s quite a change.”

Appleton Scouts Decompress After Traumatic Train Crash

APPLETON, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The scouts from Appleton Boy Scout Troops 73 and 12 are still shaken, following Monday’s Missouri Amtrak derailment. Their Amtrak train was traveling 87 mph, when it hit a dump truck at a crossing. The crash left more than four people dead and more...

UW Oshkosh student retention falls to lowest level in four decades

The retention rate for first-year students dropped to a 40-year low at UW Oshkosh last fall as the pandemic, changes in campus routines and online learning took their toll on students, especially students of color. Oshkosh was not alone among UW System campuses in feeling these effects and actually fared...
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State leaders visit Appleton venue hosting events, fighting climate change

Harold Eichstadt is very active day-to-day at Bella Vista in Oshkosh. Immigrants still face a lot of uncertainty despite Supreme Court ruling. Advocates say sweeping reform is needed to address long-term issues with immigration issues and for DACA recipients. Boy Scouts: "We were just in the right place at the...

Boy Scouts spring into action during Missouri train derailment

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The boy scout motto “Be Prepared” rang true for the Appleton scouts of troops 12 and 73 who were in the Amtrak Train Derailment in Mendon, Missouri.  The boys used what they learned and sprang into action to help injured passengers in their time of distress. They never hesitated to put […]

4th of July fireworks: What’s legal, what’s not

APPLETON — With the 4th of July fast upon us, the Appleton Police Department has put together this guide to commonly asked firework questions and answers:. Question: Explain what non-permit-required fireworks are. Answer: The following is a list of “non-permit required” fireworks — sparklers, stationary cones and fountains, snakes,...