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Plow crews ready to work as snow emergencies declared in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE/KENOSHA — Snow emergencies are being declared for the Cities of Racine and Kenosha as areas to the south could see up to ten inches of lake effect snow overnight Friday, Jan. 18.


Racine woman accused of breaking into group home to steal $30 piggy bank

RACINE — A Racine woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly breaking into a group home and stealing a resident’s piggy bank. Melissa Thomas, 31, is facing one count burglary and one count bail jumping. Thomas has a number of prior convictions, including previous retail theft.


Road construction careers info meeting and hiring event set for Jan. 22

Area residents are invited to an upcoming recruitment event featuring employment and training opportunities in the road construction industry. The Walbec Group will hold the event on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in partnership with Racine County, the City of Racine, WRTP/BIG STEP, the Wisconsin Department of T


Juan Gutierrez Alejos enjoyed the outdoors and family time

Juan Gutierrez Alejos, 71, died Wednesday at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on October 20, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Claudio and Teofila (Nee: Gutierrez) Martinez.


Plane makes emergency landing in Wisconsin, pilot injured

SCOTT, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the pilot of a small plane was injured after making an emergency landing in northeast Wisconsin. The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the town of Scott. Authorities say the pilot called 911 when his 1959 Piper Cub los


Ex-Racine resident charged with illegally collecting $20,045 in food benefits

RACINE — A 34-year-old woman who lived in Racine and now resides in Kenosha allegedly collected more than $20,000 in food benefits that she shouldn’t have, according to a criminal complaint.


As Shopko enters bankruptcy, Racine and Kenosha stores remain open

As Green Bay-based retailer Shopko spins toward financial oblivion and liquidation, 16 stores in Wisconsin will be closed. On Wednesday the regional retailer filed for bankruptcy.


Sheriff: 1 Dead After SUV Breaks Through Ice On Wisconsin Lake

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say one person has died after an SUV broke through the ice on a western Wisconsin lake. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle that had gone through the ice on Balsam Lake, abou


Two Wisconsin women injured in snowmobile crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - On Friday, Marquette County Sheriffs were dispatched to a single snowmobile accident in Negaunee Township. The crash happened on Trail 14 approximately 5 miles east of County Rd. 510.


Kenosha bartender accused of stealing nearly $2,000 from patron

RACINE — A Kenosha woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing nearly $2,000 from a hotel bar patron. Jennifer Smith, 31, is being charged with one count misdemeanor theft. The criminal complaint indicates she was caught on camera stealing a wad of cash, a credit card and driver’s license from a


Timing, Track For Wisconsin Winter Storm

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Old man winter is coming to Wisconsin in the form of heavy snow, and much colder temperatures starting Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service says. Snow will spread into southern Wisconsin this afternoon into the early evening, and continue tonight, then taper off quickly fr


'Junie B. Jones: The Musical' Opens At Racine Children's Theatre

RACINE, WI – Junie B. Jones: The Musical makes it debut at the Racine Children's Theatre Friday, Feb. 1 and runsh through Sunday, Feb. 3. Performances take place on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Individual tickets are


Racine County hit-and-run suspect pleads not guilty

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man accused of hitting and killing a teenage bicyclist in Mount Pleasant and fleeing the scene will stand trial. Johnny Taylor, 71, waived his preliminary hearing and pled not guilty in court Wednesday morning.

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Wisconsin Dells homicide suspect remains at-large

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI (WSAU-Wisconsin Radio Network) -- Law enforcement agencies in south central Wisconsin are looking for a suspect in a Wisconsin Dells-area murder. Robert Pulvermacher of Middleton is wanted for the death of an elderly man whose body was found in a car in the parking lot of the Ho


Crime Stoppers, Sheriff still seek info on Nov. 27 fatal hit-and-run

The Racine County Sheriff’s Department and Crime Stoppers of Racine County continue to seek information on a fatal hit-and-run accident from November last year. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Keith Brown was found near 76th Street, north of Seven Mile Road. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brown’s injur


Heavy snow expected by tonight

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the metro starting at 6 pm this evening until noon Saturday. It includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. Snowfall totals in these areas could range between 4”-7”. Also, a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Jefferson, Washi

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New Mount Pleasant distribution center unveiled in state DNR documents

The Foxconn Effect continues. According to published reports, a large distribution facility in Mount Pleasant, employing 250, will soon spring up on a 63-acre plot of land just east of Interstate-94 and south of Wisconsin Highway 20.


Wisconsin Man Believed To Be Responsible For Local Burglaries As Well As Many More Across Iowa And Minnesota

After burglaries in Templeton and Dedham Wednesday night, a suspect, 43-year-old Eric Todd Hall of Wisconsin, was spotted at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona by an off-duty Guthrie County Deputy. The deputy contacted Polk County authorities, who responded and arrested Hall, who initially resisted.


News Briefs for Friday: Man wanted for hiding a corpse arrested in Kenosha

A man wanted by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department for hiding a corpse was arrested in Kenosha Thursday. Jason Meisel, 44, was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant from Portage County. Along with two other people, he is suspected of hiding the body of Gary Mayek, 39, who was found dead in a c


St. Catherine's Routs Racine Lutheran In Friday Night Showdown

RACINE, WI -- Paced by 23 points from Azarien Stephens and 22 by Quinn Cafferty, Racine St. Catherine's boys varsity basketball team defeated host Racine Lutheran by a score of 82-43 on a snowy Friday, Jan. 18 evening.