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Bills Aim To Combat Wisconsin’s Growing Heroin Problem

Heroin use in eastern Racine County, and in Wisconsin, has been on the rise, but several bills introduced into the state Legislature aim to fight the problem.. Another big concern the bills are attempting to confront is opiate-based prescription medication abuse. One proposal would mandate that anyone picking up opiate prescriptions show their identification when […]

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He’s 17, She’s 14 And In Love…

A 17 year-old boy is facing felony charges after police stopped him riding a bicycle at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning with a bag of cash he planned to use to runaway with his 14-year-old girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Darren Taylor, 17, of Racine, was charged by […]

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Woman Arrested for 4th OWI

by Heather Asiyanbi Village Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department officers say they arrested a Kenosha woman Tuesday morning for her fourth operating while intoxicated. Kimberly Shefchik, 47, was taken into custody at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after an MPPD officer said they spotted her driving erratically on Meachem Road just north of Highway KR. According to a […]