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Posted inCORONAVIRUSLocal news

Will Racine Unified require wear face masks this fall? Possibly

RACINE – As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased, health officials want the Racine Unified School District Board of Education to require staff and students to wear face masks. The current re-entry plan allows students and staff the option to wear a mask, but that policy may change as the district considers new data and recommendations. “We hope […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUSGovernmentLocal news

COVID vaccines in Racine County: Why the needle hasn’t moved much

RACINE – When it comes to people getting COVID vaccines in the City of Racine, the needle hasn’t moved much over the last few months, said Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the public health officer for the City of Racine Public Health Department. She said that many people don’t believe in the vaccine, don’t understand it, or can’t […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Man tells deputies he accidentally shot his wife, Racine County DA issues charges

Burlington – A Burlington man is being held on several felony charges after he “accidentally shot” his wife in the leg, but she disagreed with that assessment. Salvador Sanchez, 43, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, second-degree recklessly endangering safety (domestic abuse assessment), […]