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Man convicted for the murder of Racine native Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer

The cold case of who murdered Racine native Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer is closed after a jury in Colorado convicted 71-year-old Alan Phillips on Sept. 15 of her murder and that of another woman. Oberholtzer, 29, and Annette Schnee, 21, were shot to death on Jan. 6, 1982, outside of Breckenridge, Colorado, while hitchhiking from Breckenridge […]

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Man accused of stealing man’s credit card to buy over $6K in housing supplies

RACINE COUNTY — A 44-year-old man is facing almost 25 years in prison after he allegedly tried to use someone else’s credit card to make purchases from a Burlington supply store. Timmothy Williams of Milwaukee was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with four felony counts of personal identity theft for financial gain as […]

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Driving on suspended license charges brought against woman accused of stealing over $1k from Kohl’s

RACINE — After she was pulled over for driving with a suspended license, Robin Pitt is facing an additional three years in prison in addition to the possibility of more than a decade behind bars for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from Kohl’s. Pitt, 58, of Milwaukee was charged Friday with four misdemeanor […]

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Woman charged with stealing over $1,000 in goods from Kohl’s

RACINE — A 58-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing more than a decade behind bars for allegedly stealing over $1,000 in merchandise from Kohl’s on two separate occasions. Robin Pitt was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of retail theft and six misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. If convicted, she faces […]

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Man charged with stalking after repeatedly threatening female neighbor

STURTEVANT — A 40-year-old man is facing the next four years in prison for stalking after he allegedly left threatening notes on a female neighbor’s car and door and confronted her in person. Jeffrey Friso, of Sturtevant, was charged Tuesday with one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. He faces […]

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Update: Police surround Arcade Apartments, resident reportedly jumped by man with gun

Updated story 6:25 p.m. — What was thought to be a shootout or reports of shots fired at the Arcade Apartments instead seems to be a physical altercation between at least two men. Michelle Schimian from RG Natural Babies said she spoke with the girlfriend of the man who was attacked. The woman said her […]

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Man accused of 6th OWI, blood alcohol content allegedly almost double legal limit

RACINE — A 50-year-old man is facing his 6th OWI charge after he was pulled over on I-94, and his initial breathalyzer indicated an alleged blood alcohol level of almost double the legal limit. Charges: OWI, 6th offense among others Reinaldo Cordero-Rodriguez, of Madison, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single […]

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Man accused of repeated sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

RACINE — A 27-year-old man is facing the rest of his life in prison after an 8-year-old girl spoke up about several instances of sexual assault against her on multiple occasions over the past year. Luis Hernandez-Castellanos, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of repeated sexual assault […]

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Woman charged with battery after confrontation with boyfriend over child sexual abuse material, cheating

RACINE — A woman was charged with battery among other things after she allegedly struck her boyfriend in the face with a broom, a spray bottle, and a phone said she did so because he was cheating on her and viewing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on the dark web. Mariah Tirado, 25, of Racine, […]

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After Roe v. Wade: Repeal easiest way forward, but uncertain for Wisconsin women

Wisconsin women likely won’t get any concrete answers until after the November elections about when or if access to abortion will resume. When the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June, Wisconsin residents were confused about what it meant for women’s reproductive rights. As it turns out, the most […]