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A Racine man police say was videotaped fatally shooting a friend March 2 has pleaded not guilty to homicide.
Jacob W. Rogers, 27, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Racine police on Tuesday arrested a Kenosha man on his way to a large heroin deal.
Sebastian O. King, 39, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, both as second or subsequent offenses.
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.
Final passage, 228-199, came shortly after Republicans bumped up recommended defense spending to levels proposed by President Barack Obama.
Lincoln Middle School on Wednesday became the epicenter of goodwill in the face of bullying once again.
Desiree Andrews, her cheerleading squad and the Lincoln Knights basketball team now known for stepping in to stop bullies from the stands were celebrated at the school, fresh off national media appearances
Kingfish First Pitch event is March 28
The Kenosha Kingfish, a summer collegiate baseball team, will be holding a First Pitch event on March 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Lynch Chevrolet.
The Northwoods League team will announce changes to Simmons Field, their home ballpark, and the roster with officials on hand to discuss matters pertaining to the team.
Arizona Shooting Rampage Suspect Arrested
Police have arrested a gunman who is accused of killing one person and wounding five others across several locations in a Phoenix suburb.
Mesa interim police chief John Meza confirmed to reporters at the scene that the suspect was arrested. The rampage included a shooting at a motel, a carjacking and a home invasion at a nearby apartment complex.
Marko Honored for Gymnastics
Mady Marko of the Kenosha Combined gymnastics team was named first-team all-around in gymnastics by the Southeast Conference today.
Also garnering honors were teammates Sydney Rau (vaults), Kaila Barden (bars), Kaylin Mathiesen (beam) and Lexie Biggs (floor).
Sex Assault Trial Ends with Hung Jury
Jurors were unable to agree on a verdict today in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in 2010, leading to a mistrial.
There is no word yet on whether the state will choose to try the case again.
Local Man Charged in Fatal Crash
An 18-year-old Kenosha man was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle after authorities said they discovered marijuana inside and outside his pickup truck following a crash with two motorcycles.
Jordan Winters made his initial court appearance on Wednesday. A $10,000 cash bond was set by Kenosha County Court Commissioner David Berman.
The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 6800 block of 39th Avenue. Winters was southbound on 39th Avenue and attempted to turn left onto 68th Street into the path of two oncoming motorcycles, according to the criminal complaint.
Shawn Delaney, 34, of Bristol struck the pickup truck head-on and died at Kenosha Medical Center. Kevin Daugherty, 36, of Racine was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Trial Underway in Horse Abuse Case
The couple charged with mistreating their horses, leading to deaths, is on trial this week.
Dozens of animals were removed from David and Paula White’s Hidden Lake Stables in Pleasant Prairie in April 2013, after police received a tip that animals were being kept in horrendous conditions.
A witness testified that horses were eating wood and digging up roots in bare pastures for sustenance.
Unemployment up Across Wisconsin
Unemployment rates are up in every Wisconsin county and major city, according to January data reported today.
The figures from the state Department of Workforce Development show unemployment increases across the board for the month. The figures are preliminary and subject to significant revision month-to-month.
Racine had the highest unemployment rate for the month at 8.1 percent, up from 7.5 percent in December. Milwaukee was second highest at 7.4 percent.
Assembly Delays Vote on School Sanctions Bill
Assembly Republicans are once again delaying action on a bill imposing sanctions on failing public schools.
The bill that could lead to converting public schools into charter schools and firing teachers was scheduled for a committee vote Thursday with the full Assembly taking it up next week.
But Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke today said the vote is being delayed in the hopes that a deal can be reached with the Senate, which has not endorsed sanctions. Gov. Scott Walker has also not supported sanctions.
Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses
An ordinance change proposed by Supervisor John Weishan is aimed at the taxicab industry was heard for a second time by the County Board’s Committee on Transportation, Public Works and Transit.
The resolution would slightly increase the number of taxicab permits available at Gen. Mitchell International Airport (MKE), but more significantly, would cause the County to regularly take all permits away from operators, use a raffle system to redistribute them and randomly designate who may, or may not, conduct business as a driver.
Seven parochial and private schools in Kenosha and Racine counties have registered and are eligible to receive applicants for the 2015-16 school year through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
A La Crosse woman will spend 18 months on probation for breaking into an Onalaska animal shelter to steal her cats back last year.
Forty-seven-year-old Lee Ann Shore was sentenced Wednesday. The complaint alleges Shore shattered a window at the Coulee Region Humane Society in late May to steal 15 cats, including eight seized from her apartment.
Shore cannot have contact with the humane society or own more than four cats. She also must pay restitution and serve 80 hours of community service.
A Salem woman stole more than $260,000 from her Racine employer, according to court records, by writing checks to herself and her husband over an eight-year period.
Tiffany Cain, 39, is charged with seven counts of felony theft. If convicted, each charge carries the possibility of five years in prison and $25,000 in fines, plus time on supervised release.
The suspected theft was reported in June 2014. The owner of Ace Stamping and Machine Co. told police Cain had been a trusted employee and friend, who managed his personal finances, but who he had come to suspect of stealing money by writing unauthorized checks to herself and her husband. The man said he had given Cain permission to use the checkbook to pay his expenses, but not to write checks to herself.
Somers Man in Custody Following Fire
A 59-year-old Somers man is in custody for domestic violence and a probation violation after authorities responded to a mobile home fire at 1870 Sheridan Road on Monday.
Donald Nietupski could face additional charges stemming from the blaze. Nietupski told his live-in girlfriend he was going to burn down his mobile home the night before emergency crews responded to battle a blaze at the unit, according to the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department.
Nietupski was treated for burns and smoke inhalation at Kenosha Medical Center and transported to Kenosha County Jail.
Kenosha Unified coaches and district residents attended the first of several informational meetings aimed at promoting a $16.7 million referendum calling for the renovation of athletic facilities at Bradford, Tremper and Indian Trail High School and Academy Wednesday night.
Residents in Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers, will have the opportunity to vote on the referendum April 7. The meeting, held at Indian Trail, was attended by about 80 people.