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Sheriff Beth David Announces 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy

Sheriff Beth David from the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department announces the 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy is a six-week overview of all aspects of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department followed by a graduation ceremony. The class will begin on Tuesday, October 26th, and end on November 30th, 2021.  The academy highlights tours of the Kenosha […]

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Kenosha County Officials Investigating Fatal House Fire

TOWN OF BRIGHTON – Kenosha County officials are seeking the public’s help in investigating a farmhouse fire that killed a person here Monday afternoon. House Fire Details Personnel from Kansasville Fire and Rescue, Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department and Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at in the 21700 block of […]

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Three Arrested Sunday in Kenosha Protests

KENOSHA – Three protesters, including the uncle of police shooting victim Jacob Blake, were arrested about 10 p.m. Sunday for blocking access to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building’s public entrance. Arrested by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were: Justin S. Blake (Jacob Blake’s uncle), Jonathan W. Barker, and Joseph M. Cardinali. All were charged […]

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UPDATE: 3 dead, 3 injured in shoot-out at Somers House Tavern

UPDATE 3:35 p.m. April 19: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released three of the six names of the shooting victims. Cedric D. Gaston, (24-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)Atkeem D. Stevenson, (26-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)Kevin T. Donaldson, (22-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)A 26-year-old male, resident of KenoshaA 22-year-old male, resident of Wonder Lake, ILA 23-year-old […]

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Multi-Vehicle Crash in Kenosha County Leaves One Dead

On February 19, at 7:19 a.m., Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and multiple Fire/Rescue personnel from Paris, Bristol, Somers, and Union Grove responded to the intersection of STH 142 at US 45 for a serious multi-vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a 2007 Dodge Caliber was northbound on US 45 and failed to stop at the […]

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Woman killed in I-94 accident has been identified

SOMERS – A woman killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 94/41 this Monday has been identified as Kristina M. Pacheco, 34, of Milwaukee. The ​Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department​ reported that a southbound 2003 Chevy Suburban, driven by Pacheco, struck the rear of a southbound semi in the far right lane shortly before 7 p.m. […]

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Kenosha man in custody after shooting on Sheridan near La Fogata

This story has been updated to identify the suspect in this incident and include details of their initial appearance in court Wednesday. As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, this story has also been updated to include information on the misdemeanor case against Michael W. Lorberter. As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, this story has been updated to […]

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Kenosha Alderman: ‘Our town has changed’

KENOSHA ⏤ Near the end of the Kenosha Common Council meeting on Monday, Ald. Anthony Kennedy had one message for his colleagues: Listen ⏤ even if things get ugly.  “We have to understand that some people don’t have the ability to express their pain in ways that are constructive,” Kennedy said. “And so we’re going […]

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Rioters take over Kenosha after police shooting

KENOSHA, WI – Following the police shooting of Jacob Blake Sunday, the rioting and looting continued. But the evening started off peaceful. In the afternoon, the protests began peacefully in Kenosha, WI on August 24, 2020.People carried signs.But they grew anxious as the night went by.Umbrellas kept their identities hidden.Photos by Jim McGarity Rioters set […]

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UPDATE: Violence erupts following police shooting in Kenosha

UPDATE 12:02 a.m.: Most people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police did so peacefully and marched from 40th Street and 28th Avenue to the Kenosha Police Department. But some chose violence. They started several dump trucks on fire, smashed cars, broke windows, and threw bleach bombs. SWAT teams responded by launching tear […]

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Man conspired to murder Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy, DA says

RACINE, WI – A man charged with conspiring to commit murder is being held on a $100,000 cash bond after an initial appearance in Racine County Court. His alleged target: A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy. Kelly Rainey, 55, of Racine, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with conspiracy to commit first-degree […]