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A Kenosha family reported a home invasion, assault and burglary early Tuesday.
A couple, a 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, told Kenosha Police they were asleep in their home in the 7900 block of 19th Avenue just after midnight Tuesday when they woke up to the sound of someone talking in their bedroom.
They said they heard a man’s voice saying something like “where is it, where is it?” but could not see who was speaking because the room was dark. The man said whoever it was struck him in the head with something, possibly a handgun, and the woman said she was so startled she fell out of bed. The invader then fled the room, taking a cell phone and an iPad. The man’s glasses were also smashed on the floor.
Incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers has defeated challenger Lowell Holtz to win a third term as Wisconsin’s top education official.
Evers easily beat Holtz on Tuesday in the only statewide race on the spring ballot. He will continue in his job running the Department of Public Instruction, which administers education policy to all 424 public schools in Wisconsin.
WASHINGTON- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Geronimo Gutierrez, Tuesday to discuss the path forward on trade, the drug crisis and border security.
Gov. Scott Walker says he is optimistic that President Donald Trump’s administration will be able to make “meaningful reforms” to the Medicaid program, even as other Republican governors oppose a proposal that would drastically cut payments to the states.
Walker on Wednesday released a letter that U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sent to governors pledging to improve the program that’s jointly funded by states and the federal government.
75 year old Robert Marsicek appeared for his preliminary hearing this week on charge of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.
Marsicek is accused of repeatedly touching a girl beginning when she was 6 years old. Prosecutors say it happened from 2007 until 2010 at St. Pius X Parish and school in Wauwatosa.
Marsicek was removed from the ministry four years ago because of similar allegations. He was bound over for trial.
Two-term incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers captured roughly 69 percent of the vote in the today’s state superintendent primary, according to unofficial returns.
Evers will face former Beloit superintendent Lowell Holtz in the April 4 election to be the state’s top education official. Holtz received 24 percent of the vote today while John Humphries barely registered with just 7 percent.
Brad Kruse’s two free throws with three seconds left in overtime lifted the Carthage men’s basketball team to a wild 93-91 win over Elmhurst in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game in Elmhurst, Ill. The Red Men have won three straight after a three-game losing streak.
The city of Kenosha will extend bus service hours, add new vehicles and extend routes to business parks in Paris and Pleasant Prairie beginning Jan. 1.
Routes 2, 4, 5 and 31 will run until midnight Monday through Friday.
The effort is part of the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan, with some $1.5 million allocated for new equipment and about $100,000 for another rubber-wheeled trolley, to be used downtown in the summer.
A Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy’s dash cam recorded a frightening near-miss on Interstate 94, and may have put the trucker involved in hot water.
The Sheriff’s Department shared the video of the Dec. 11 incident on their Facebook page, using it as an illustration of how dangerous it can be for law enforcement responding to emergencies on the interstate.
Authorities have recovered a body after a house fire in southern Wisconsin.
Investigators recovered the body Tuesday afternoon from the house in the Town of Newark. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday.
Rock County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen said the cause of death was not immediately obvious.
MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old girl was struck by a school bus while crossing the street in a crosswalk — and died on the scene. It happened at 9th and Oklahoma this week.
Police said the driver of the school bus, a 62-year old South Milwaukee woman, remained on scene and is cooperating with police who are still investigating.
Alex Schmidt, a student on the bus said, all of a sudden I hear a bang and tires screech. I look and there`s someone laying in the middle of the street.”
Family members held a vigil for the 17-year-old girl known as Marisol Cevallos who was a senior at Rufus King and played instruments in the mariachi band.
The Central girls volleyball team lost its appeal with the WIAA’s decision to ban the team from postseason play for a scheduling error. The team made its appeal with the WIAA Board of Control on Wednesday afternoon but lost by an 8-1 decision, Central athletic director Jon Lindh confirmed. The Falcons were ranked fifth in Division-1 in the state coaches poll and had earned a No. 1 seed in their sectional.
The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved creating a water quality task force this week. The task force will be charged with helping to find solutions for water challenges presented by 70,000 lead service lines supplying city of Milwaukee water to older stock homes.
Common Council president Ashanti Hamilton will be selecting task force members who will work to create a comprehensive strategic removal and funding plan.
The man working to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t mince words during an unexpected press stop outside the Kenosha News building Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Nehlen, challenging Ryan in the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, made his thoughts about the highest-ranking Republican clear.
“I’m here to tell Paul Ryan to stop the lies,” said Nehlen, while flanked by more than a dozen supporters. “He thinks you’re stupid; he thinks he can betray us time and again and we will never catch on.”
A federal prosecutor says the FBI still has months of translation work to do before a case against a man accused of plotting to shoot up a Milwaukee Masonic temple can move forward.
A criminal complaint says Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, planned to attack the Masonic center in downtown Milwaukee in the name of Islam. Prosecutors say he had toured the center, practiced at a shooting range and talked about how the attack was to defend Islam by killing Masons.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports FBI agents say they are about halfway done with translating 106 CDs from Arabic to English.
Felony charges were filed against a former school bookkeeper and financial specialist who allegedly embezzled more than $29,000 from two Kenosha County school districts.
Mary K. Anderson, 55, of Salem, is scheduled to make an initial appearance June 28, according to a criminal complaint filed by the district attorney’s office Wednesday. She faces two counts of felony thefts from Salem and Wheatland School districts for unapproved overtime payments, unauthorized use of district credit cards and other school funds for personal expenses.
A proposed plea deal has been delayed for a former suburban Milwaukee police officer charged with ditching the bodies of two women he’s accused of killing in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway.
The Wisconsin case against Steven Zelich was expected to wrap up Wednesday when he was to enter a plea and be sentenced on two counts of hiding a corpse in Walworth County. But Judge David Reddy said he was concerned that things were happening too quickly.
Zelich’s attorney agreed to set the case for trial to have more time to talk to his client. The jury trial is set for Oct. 3.
The 54-year-old Zelich has already been sentenced in Kenosha County to 35 years in prison in the 2012 death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Ore.