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UPDATE: Attempted homicide charges awaiting 19-year-old Racine man in shooting on Case High School student

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Giese has clarified that while the shooting of 16-year-old Zysean Golden may have been gang-related, only the assailant, Tyrese G. Love, is known to be gang-affiliated. The victim, Golden, does not have any known gang activity. ORIGINAL STORY: MOUNT PLEASANT – A 19-year-old Racine man is in […]

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Bipartisan funding bill for smaller police departments splits Wisconsin congressional reps in unsual way

By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT Proponents of bipartisanship and law enforcement got a big victory last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. A large bipartisan majority voted to approve a bill that will give $60 million over the next five years to law enforcement agencies with fewer than 125 officers to do things […]

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Village of Mount Pleasant off-season parking restrictions start Oct. 1

The Village of Mount Pleasant announced on its Facebook page a reminder to its residents about off-season parking. Their post “RV season is coming to an end” reminds homeowners within the village of the rules about recreational vehicle storage. Municipal codes for parking restrictions According to the village, between Oct. 1 and April 30, in […]

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16-year-old Case student shot near Delta Hotel recovering from surgery

MOUNT PLEASANT — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Delta by Marriott Hotel across from J.I. Case High School injuring one individual. According to Racine County Eye partner, TMJ4 News, the victim has been identified as 16-year-old, Zysean Golden. The Case High School student, who is a member […]

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UPDATED: Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots 2022 gift registration opens Oct. 4

RACINE – Activity has ramped up at Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots, a home-grown charity that provides refurbished toys for area children at Christmas time. “Donations are picking up and the sorting area is busy,” said Kelly Frank, the organization’s secretary/treasurer. The Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots workshop, located in the basement of City Hall […]

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Man charged with trespassing after wandering around hospital

RACINE — A Racine man is facing jail time for trespassing after he allegedly wandered around Ascension All Saints Hospital and wouldn’t leave. Xavier Culpepper, 27, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of trespassing at a medical facility and disorderly conduct and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. […]

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Man charged with several domestic abuse crimes

A 34-year-old Racine man is facing just over a decade in prison after allegedly committing several domestic abuse crimes, including battery and criminal property damage. Allen Judon was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of substantial battery and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, as well as one […]

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Racine Police Department seeking public help to identify 2 suspects

The Racine Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify two people. The Racine Police Department shared the following on its Facebook page: “Detective TJ Bodnar is looking to identify the two individuals in this video.” In the video, it appears one individual is wearing a winter hat and another individual has their […]

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Racine Fire Department wins $2.7 million federal grant to hire 9 new firefighters

RACINE — The Racine Fire Department has been awarded a $2,743,227 competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to hire nine new firefighters. The program, called Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), was created to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase […]