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42 Wisconsin State Patrol Cadets Become Officers at Graduation Ceremony

The Wisconsin State Patrol’s 66th Recruit Class was officially sworn into duty during a graduation ceremony in La Crosse on Friday, July 30. The 42 new officers recently completed 26 weeks of comprehensive training. The courses covered traffic and criminal laws, emergency vehicle operations, firearms proficiency, communications, crisis management, and lifesaving skills. Governor Tony Evers […]

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Man tells deputies he accidentally shot his wife, Racine County DA issues charges

Burlington – A Burlington man is being held on several felony charges after he “accidentally shot” his wife in the leg, but she disagreed with that assessment. Salvador Sanchez, 43, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, second-degree recklessly endangering safety (domestic abuse assessment), […]

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UPDATE: New video shows that Caledonia Police officer did not plant evidence during traffic stop

CALEDONIA – Two body-cam videos released by the Caledonia Police Department showed that the police officer did not plant evidence in the back seat of a car during a traffic stop. The department also released details regarding the traffic stop, which resulted in no one being arrested. The driver was given a traffic citation for […]

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Driver Suffers Injuries in Mount Pleasant Rollover

MOUNT PLEASANT- A driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a rollover vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, authorities said. Police responded to a reported crash about 4:55 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oakes Road, according to a Mount Pleasant Police Department press release issued Saturday. Officers encountered a red 2015 Chevrolet […]

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Sheriff’s Office Identifies Victim, Shooter In Caledonia Incidents

CALEDONIA – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the victim and the shooter in Tuesday morning incidents that resulted in two deaths.  Anthony F. Griger, 22, of Elkhorn, was shot and killed by John R. McCarthy, 32, of Hartland, about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilot Travel Center, 13712 Northwestern Ave. (Highway K). […]

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Twin Shootings, Victims at Caledonia Gas Stations

Gunfire at two gas stations in the Village of Caledonia left two people dead Tuesday, including a man authorities described as instigating the shootings, authorities said. A third man, described as an undercover Racine County Sheriff investigator, suffered gunshot wounds and underwent emergency medical procedures, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told members of the media […]