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State Warns Residents Over Fake IRS Calls

A rash of bogus phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be IRS agents and demanding money has prompted the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to release a statement denouncing these fake calls. The scam is apparently nationwide according to a DATCP press release. And many Wisconsin taxpayers in recent weeks have […]

Posted inElections, Government

Gridlock: Mount Pleasant Stuck On Village Trustee Appointment

In a three to three vote, the Mount Pleasant Village Board of Trustees failed to confirm new president Dave DeGroot’s choice to fill his empty trustee seat. The vote split along voting blocks that have formed in recent years. Trustees Gary Feest, Jon Hansen and Ken Otwaska voted against appointing John Kis to the Village […]

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3 Children Taken From Home After Mom Sold Drugs, Police Say

After conducting three controlled drug buys from a mom, Racine Police searched her house and turned up a small amount of marijuana. Charlotte Delray, 31, sold cocaine and marijuana to an individual cooperating with the police in October 2016. Three times she did this, twice selling cocaine and once selling marijuana. In total she sold less […]

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Man Charged with Trafficking Heroin

A Racine man was arrested Monday when police initiated a no-knock search of his home on the 1700 block on Linden Avenue as part of a drug trafficking investigation into his son. Thomas Flanagan, 70, was in the house with his wife when police executed the raid, aimed at collecting evidence of drug trafficking by Terrance Flanagan, 42. […]

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Woman Charged After Caledonia Head-on Collision

A Pleasant Prairie woman who caused a head on collision Tuesday in Caledonia was charged with being under the influence of a cocktail of prescription drugs. Chelsea Styron, 32, was under the influence of at least five drugs, including prescription anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, narcotic, amphetamine and muscle relaxant medications, according to a criminal complaint by the […]

Posted inBusiness, Government, Real Estate

Grand Appliance, Ashley Capital Projects To Receive TIF Funds

With development deals agreed upon, two significant developments — Ashley Capital and Grand Appliance — are coming to Sturtevant in the near future. For years, Ashley Capital has developed industrial buildings for a business park in Sturtevant. Now the company plans to build a new 438,000 sq-ft building at the west end of Enterprise Business […]

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Man Charged With Assault While In Jail

A man made his initial appearance in court today for several assault charges he committed while incarcerated, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. When Luis C. Granados Jr., 26, was in custody at the Racine County on June 20, 2015,  he urinated on the floor of a common area and […]

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Sturtevant Hands Over $43 Million Property To Mount Pleasant

A valuable piece of property is being transferred from Sturtevant to Mount Pleasant, adding significant tax revenue and new constituents to the latter village. The land being transferred is, “Pretty much everything north of Hwy 20,” that is currently part of Sturtevant, as Mount Pleasant Trustee Gary Feest put it. There are two rectangular blocks […]

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