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DA to seek experts before ruling on Torres shooting
A lengthy, outside investigation involving Kenosha Police officer Pablo Torres is set to get even longer.
Less than a week after receiving a report from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, the Kenosha County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday it will employ a use-of-force expert before making a final decision in the March 14 officer-involved shooting death of 26-year-old Aaron Siler of Kenosha.
Shooting reported; injury is minor
Rescue crews were called at 7:26 p.m. for a report of a shooting at 63rd Street and 13th Avenue. A minor injury was reported.
Young village official takes his job seriously
Most 18-year-olds aren’t running their village government as an elected official.
But Somers resident Joe Cardinali has been busy during his first two months on the Somers Village Board.
Transit proposal draws supporters, detractors
A plan by Kenosha mayoral candidate John Antaramian to repurpose federal funds originally earmarked for streetcar expansion has drawn support and opposition from city leaders.
20 years prison in March reckless homicide
Roland Garza was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a friend in March.
Carl Nichols and Garza were hanging out together when Garza picked up a gun and pointed it at Nichols. Garza staged the scene to look like a suicide, and initially told police Nichols had shot himself.
Jimmy Carter Diagnosed With Cancer
Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued today.
“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” Carter said in the statement released by the Carter Center. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare.”
Judge Orders Kentucky Clerk to Issue Gay marriage licenses
A federal judge ordered a county clerk in Kentucky to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the clerk must follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was one of a handful of local elected officials across the country that stopped issuing marriage licenses after the court’s ruling in June. She said issuing a marriage license to a gay couple would violate her Christian beliefs and argued the U.S. Constitution protected her religious freedoms.
Police: Naked Pickup Driver, High on LSD, Rammed Squad Cars
Waukesha police say a naked picup truck driver rammed two squad cars before crashing his vehicle during a wild chase near Carroll University.
Police said Wednesday they believe the suspect was high on LSD during the incident Tuesday night and that he had just been involved in a domestic dispute.
Police say the chase started when the truck crashed through a FENCE and struck two squad cars in a parking lot. The suspect drove off and lost control during the chase, spinning his vehicle and colliding with one of the squad cars again and the pickup rolled.
Kenosha Second Biggest Property Value Rise of Wisconsin Cities
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says property values statewide have risen for a second year.
Of the state’s 20 largest cities, Beloit had the largest growth at 5.9 percent followed by Kenosha at 5.2 percent. The next highest were Eau Claire at 4.5 percent followed by Madison at 4.3 percent and La Crosse at 3.6 percent.
The report released Wednesday shows values of all taxable property increased 2.4 percent in 2015. Values went up 2.6 percent in 2014 after five years of decline.
The Taxpayers Alliance says the total value of property at just under $491 billion is still about $25 billion below the 2008 peak.
DNR Confirms 2 Cougar Sightings in Northern Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed two cougar sightings in Langlade County.
TRAIL CAMERAScaptured the animal – or animals – on July 9 about six miles and 20 hours apart in the northern Wisconsin county. Landowners separately turned in the images to the DNR.
Utilities, Watchdogs Eyeing Details of Emissions Plan
Utilities and watchdogs are studying the effects of President Barack Obama’s newly announced plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Kenosha sits between two of the largest coal plants in the region, with the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant producing 6.8 million megawatt hours of power in 2014 and the Oak Creek plant producing 8.1 million. Together they produce 60 percent of We Energies’ power – and more than 76 percent of the utility’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Indoor Market Study Continues
A consultant working on a feasibility study for a permanent indoor market was in Kenosha this week, gathering feedback from potential market stakeholders.
It was the third of four location visits that will be combined with other research and presented as a study by the end of the year.
Shots Fired at 15th & Greenfield Police Hold Six for Questioning
Milwaukee — Milwaukee police were on the scene near 15th and Greenfield Tuesday evening, August 4th for a shots fired incident.
We’re told shortly before 6:00 p.m., there was a fight between two parties at that location. Police say someone threw bleach during the fight — and shortly thereafter, three vehicles showed up at the scene, and shots were fired.
Police say shots were fired at three different locations in the area surrounding 15th and Greenfield.
Six people were taken into custody for questioning.
Votando por Papeleta de Voto Ausente Elección Especial para el Distrito Concejal 11 martes, 18 de agosto del 2015
Cualquier votante calificado que no quiere o no puede llegar a su lugar de votación el día de la elección puede votar solicitando una papeleta de votante ausente. Un votante calificado es cualquier ciudadano de los Estados Unidos, que tendrá 18 años de edad o más el día de la elección, que ha residido en el distrito o municipio donde él o ella desea votar por lo menos 28 días consecutivos antes de la elección. El elector debe también estar inscrito para votar para poder recibir una papeleta de voto ausente. Una identificación con foto tiene que ser enviada antes de que pueda recibir una papeleta de voto ausente por correo.
PARA OBTENER UNA PAPELETA DE VOTO AUSENTE USTED DEBE HACER UNA SOLICITUD POR ESCRITO
Electores calificados del Distrito Concejal 11 pueden ponerse en contacto con la Comisión de Elecciónes de la Ciudad de Milwaukee y solicitar que se le envié una papeleta de voto ausente antes de la elección. Usted también puede solicitar una papeleta de voto ausente por carta. Su solicitud por escrito debe incluir su nombre, fecha de nacimiento, el domicilio en el municipio donde desea votar y el domicilio donde desea que le manden la papeleta de voto ausente si es diferente. Usted puede aplicar para votar ausente por correo electrónico a email@example.com o por fax al (414) 286-8445 o en persona (vea sección de voto ausente en persona abajo).
La fecha límite para aplicar para solicitar una papeleta de voto ausente por correo es 5:00 p.m. el jueves, 13 de agosto del 2015.
Las provisiones de aplicación de voto ausente especiales aplican a votantes que están indefinidamente confinados a casa o una instalación de cuidado, en el ejército, hospitalizados, o sirviendo en un jurado aislado. Si esto le aplica a usted, póngase en contacto con:
Comisión de Elecciónes de la Ciudad de Milwaukee
(414) 286-VOTE (8683)
200 Este de la Calle Wells, Salón 501
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Voto Ausente En Persona
Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad
200 Este de la Calle Wells, Salón 501
lunes, 3 de agosto del 2015 a jueves, 13 de agosto del 2015
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
viernes, 14 de agosto del 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
El voto ausente en persona no está disponible en fines de semana ni días festivos.
La fecha límite de votantes para inscribirse por correo para votar en la Elección Especial Para el Distrito Concejal 11 (excepto inscripción en la oficina de la Comisión Electoral y en los centros de votación) es 5:00 PM el miércoles 29 de julio del 2015.
Todas las papeletas votadas deben entregarse a la Comisión Electoral de la Ciudad de Milwaukee para que puedan ser enviadas a la instalación de tabulación central antes del cierre de los centros de votación el martes 18 de agosto del 2015. Las papeletas recibidas después del cierre de los centros de votación serán contadas por la junta de encuestadores si están selladas con fecha del dia de la Elección y recibidas no más tarde que 4:00 PM el viernes después de la Elección.
Kenosha mother gets 20 years prison for child abuse
A Kenosha woman was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for abusing her child, who was left with PERMANENT brain injuries.
“These kids were tortured for years,” Kenosha County Circuit Judge MARY KAY Wagner told defendant Heather Hediger. “All the services you had didn’t prevent you from being able to nearly murder that child.”
Senate approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal
The Senate approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and passed it with a bipartisan deal early Wednesday evening.
After two days of negotiations and changes approved on a voice vote, the senate passed the bill 21-10.The legislation now goes to the Assembly.
Sen. Robert Wirch, D-Somers, voted against the bill. Sen. Van Wanggard, R-Racine, voted for the funding plan.
Drainage Work Delays Velodrome Project
The Washington Park Velodrome, considered the oldest working velodrome in the country, will remain out of commission through Nov. 20, according to Shelly Billingsley, the city’s acting public works director.
Kenosha County monitoring birds for West Nile Virus
With mosquito season in full bite, Kenosha County health officials are continuing their surveillance of birds that have died in the area following a positive test for West Nile Virus of a crow reported earlier this week in neighboring Racine County.
Thus far, no birds have tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus in Kenosha County, officials said Wednesday.