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Posted inEnvironmentNews

Snow sends cars into ditches, closes schools and government offices

The early Monday morning snow accumulation that hit Racine County and all of southeast Wisconsin brought a bit of chaos with it. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than a dozen vehicles that ended up in ditches overnight. Deputies also made an arrest for a person Operating While Intoxicated. Sheriff’s investigators are also is […]

Posted inWeather

Snow has stopped, but extreme cold weather still a concern when driving

As snowfall trails off, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation urges motorists to still take extra precautions if travel is necessary. WisDOT’s 511wi.gov winter road condition map shows local roads are improved and declared “Good Winter Driving” as of 5 a.m. Thursday. Preparation before winter travel, however, remain important, WisDOT says: Know the current road conditions, check 511wi.gov […]

Posted inDevelopmentNews

New Mount Pleasant distribution center unveiled in state DNR documents

The Foxconn Effect continues. According to published reports, a large distribution facility in Mount Pleasant, employing 250, will soon spring up on a 63-acre plot of land just east of Interstate-94 and south of Wisconsin Highway 20. According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the complex will include an 858,000-square-foot building being built for […]

Posted inPolice and Fire

Crime Stoppers, Sheriff still seek info on Nov. 27 fatal hit-and-run

The Racine County Sheriff’s Department and Crime Stoppers of Racine County continue to seek information on a fatal hit-and-run accident from November last year. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Keith Brown was found near 76th Street, north of Seven Mile Road. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brown’s injuries were “consistent with being struck by a passing […]

Posted inPolice and Fire

Racine food delivery driver robberies in recent weeks end with arrest of suspect in Illinois

On Dec. 31, the Racine Police Department released the following statement on its social media platforms: “In recent days the Racine Police Department has responded to several armed robberies of delivery drivers for local restaurants.” The robberies continued into January. Based on reports from victims, RPD was able to put together a suspect, which it […]

Posted inBusiness

As Shopko enters bankruptcy, Racine and Kenosha stores remain open

As Green Bay-based retailer Shopko spins toward financial oblivion and liquidation, 16 stores in Wisconsin will be closed. On Wednesday the regional retailer filed for bankruptcy. The company seeks to restructure as a result of excess debt and competitive pressures. The petitions have been filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska. […]