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Attempt to steal fanny pack results in assault charges

A Racine man choked a woman in an attempt to steal her fanny pack, police said. Donnell L. Pannell, 34, faces one count each of strongarm robbery, strangulation and suffocation, and disorderly conduct following an incident Wednesday on Racine’s south side. Each charge carries with it the domestic abuse modifier, meaning a $100 surcharge is […]

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Man Points Gun Following Disagreement Over ATV Sale

A man pointed a gun at two others following an argument over an all-terrain vehicle sale, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies charged Chad Solodio, 42, of Racine with one count of pointing a firearm at another and one count of disorderly conduct using a dangerous weapon in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. Deputies […]


Racine County Jail reports no new COVID-19 cases for 18 days

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office has been COVID-19-free for 18 days, officials said in a press release issued Friday. That includes jail staff, contractors, volunteers, and inmates, according to the release. Public-facing sheriff’s office staff have been COVID-free for 42 days, according to the release. Jails and prisons report a higher infection rate for COVID-19. […]

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Three arrested in Mount Pleasant following fiery three-vehicle crash

MOUNT PLEASANT – Police arrested all three drivers following a fiery three-vehicle wreck near the intersection of Durand Avenue and Sheridan Road early Sunday morning, authorities said. Christopher Sanchez, 33, Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, and Herbert Aguirre-Lopez, 45, all face operating while intoxicated charges connected to the wreck. The crash happened about 2:47 a.m., according to […]

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State relaxes FoodShare eligibility for higher education students

Wisconsin officials intend to make the trip to the grocery store a little easier for higher education students, according to a ​Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ press release. The department is relaxing eligibility for the federal-funded ​FoodShare​ program – to include students enrolled at least half-time in a college, university, business, trade, technical or vocational […]

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Racine teen charged with homicide in infant death

RACINE — A Racine teen has been charged with homicide following the death of his 39-day-old child on Valentine’s Day, authorities said. Shavale Powell, 17, faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide as a party to a crime, and two counts of physical abuse of a child intentionally causing bodily harm, according to a complaint filed […]


Where to get tested and vaccinated for COVID-19 in Racine and Kenosha counties

WISCONSIN — While residents and health officials wait for their shot at the COVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin National Guard continues to offer local testing services across the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services began testing the Wisconsin COVID-19 registry at select locations, including the Central Racine County Health Department, according to a health department […]

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Caledonia Village Board considers two roundabouts

CALEDONIA  – Village Board members appeared receptive to supporting a state plan to install roundabouts at two crash-prone intersections in the village, based on a special board meeting held Thursday. The two intersections are located at Five Mile Road and Four Mile Road, where either east-west road intersects the north-south State Highway 38. The best […]

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Two injured in car crash on Emmertsen Road

MOUNT PLEASANT – Two people were injured Friday in a rollover car crash that closed Emmertsen Road near the intersection with Washington Avenue, authorities said. Mount Pleasant Police responded to a call reporting a vehicle in a snowbank about 11:28 p.m. Friday, according to a press issued Saturday by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Emmertsen […]

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Union Grove man charged with fifth drunk driving charge

UNION GROVE – A man walking home after driving his car into a ditch now faces his fifth drunk driving charge, according to court records. Joel M. Bowman, 49, was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense) with a prohibited blood-alcohol level enhancer, according to a ​criminal […]

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100s of images of child pornography lead to more charges for Racine man

A Racine man faces additional child pornography charges after many images of child pornography were found on his cell phone, court documents show. Justice A. Yankech, 21, initially faced ten counts of possession of child pornography in a case filed on Jan. 26 in Racine County Circuit Court. An amended criminal complaint filed on Friday […]

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Evers to Pitch Legalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will ask the legislature to legalize recreational and medical marijuana,according to a press release issued Sunday. Under the proposal, the state would tax marijuana sales to provide additional revenue for thegovernment, which Evers said he intends to spend on schools, health services, and underservedcommunities. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the […]

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Racine couple charged with drug trafficking edible marijuana, child neglect

A Racine couple was charged with drug trafficking and child neglect charges following a Jan. 26 police search of a Marquette Street residence, according to court documents. Antony Eduardo Luna, 20, and Ashley L. Hansen, 19, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with: possession with intent to distribute or manufacture THCmaintaining a […]

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