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Racine Police Department Raises More Than $40,000 in Proceeds During Annual Ball

RACINE – The Racine Police Department raised more than $40,000 at its 2017 Policeman’s Ball, an annual event held in November at Festival Hall in support of public safety. The money will go to sponsor a number of local youth programs, services, and initiatives, and be shared with regional law enforcement partners who supported the […]

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Artists Chosen for Downtown Public Art Event K-9 Heroes of Racine County

RACINE – The Downtown Racine Corporation announced Wednesday the artists for its 17th annual Downtown Public Art event, the K-9 Heroes of Racine County. This year’s public art event features 25 life-size dogs displayed throughout downtown Racine all summer long. Fourteen of the dogs will be replicas of the K-9 dogs that service Racine County, […]

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Racine Theatre Guild Holding Auditions For Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”

RACINE – The Racine Theatre Guild will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. May 7 and 8 for its upcoming production of Noel Coward’s comic play “Blithe Spirit.” The play centers around natural cynic Charles, who invites self-proclaimed medium Madam Arcati to his home to conduct a seance to conjure his late wife, Elvira, much […]

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Stolen Truck Recovered After Prison Break in Racine but Missing Inmate Still At-Large

Abel GREEN BAY – Police said Monday a pick-up truck believed to be stolen by an inmate who escaped from the Ellsworth Correctional Facility Thursday night was recovered in Green Bay but the missing inmate is still on the loose. Christine Abel, 36, of Green Bay, was discovered missing from the minimum-security prison Thursday night […]

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Car Involved in Fatal Accident in Racine County Linked to Woman Found Dead in Illinois

An investigation into a fatal car crash that occurred Friday morning took an unexpected turn as officials announced the car was registered to a 24-year-old Destiny Tolodxi, who was found dead in Rockford, Ill., hours after the accident. Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene near 3 Mile Road in Raymond around 9:20 […]

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Mixed-Use Apartment and Retail Development Proposed Near Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall

PLEASANT PRAIRIE – A new mixed-use development was announced just east of the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet mall. The Business Times reported Monday that the 16-acre development, Breeze Terrace, will feature more than 200 apartment units, along with restaurants and retail stores. No businesses have been named yet for the two 4,000 square foot restaurants […]

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Suspected Shoplifting in Franklin Leads to High Speed Chase through Racine County

FRANKLIN – A possible retail theft in Franklin on Friday night ended in a high-speed chase through Racine and Sturtevant – and numerous criminal charges pending against the 30-year-old driver. According to a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department: Police in Franklin advised officers in Racine County they needed assistance stopping a vehicle that had fled […]

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Criminal Complaints: April 20

Editor’s note: These people have been charged with a crime in Racine County. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.  Mount Pleasant man charged with food stamp fraud A 42-year-old Mount Pleasant man faces four felony charges of unauthorized use of food stamps, a felony charge of personal ID theft, and a misdemeanor count […]