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State Supports COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Monday announced that it supports the recommendation that a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine should be given to some segments of the population. “Our nation’s leading medical experts reviewed the available data and recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster doses be provided to some people […]

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Man Accused of Threatening Spouse With Large ‘Field Knife’

CALEDONIA –  The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged a Milwaukee man with disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon after allegedly threatening his wife with a 2-foot knife used for harvesting crops here Wednesday morning. Benson Wong, 58, was being held in the Racine County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. If convicted of a Class […]

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OPINION: Party on the Pavement 2021…a testament to Racine’s resilience

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Some folks may not know or remember that Downtown Racine’s Party on the Pavement street festival is a classic example of that adage. Nearly 20 years ago, downtown area streets were torn up for months by an extensive utilities and street reconstruction project. Traffic and parking were a […]

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Anderle Named HALO Executive Director

RACINE – Holly Anderle of Racine has been named HALO Inc. (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization) executive director effective immediately. HALO, 2000 DeKoven Ave., is Racine’s largest general population shelter for persons experiencing homelessness.  Anderle has been a member of the HALO Board of Directors since May 2017, and had served as President since October 2020. […]

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UPDATE: Police arrest homicide suspect in Rebecca Rannow murder

Montreal D. Greer UPDATE: Officials with the Racine Police Department arrested a man in the murder of Rebecca Rannow, who was found dead in her home in August. Montreal D. Greer, 40, of Racine, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not officially charged Greer. He has been in […]