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UPDATE: Racine Police have named the shooting victim who died Saturday night as that of Marcus D. Caldwell Jr., 20, of Racine.

After the call came in at 7;51 p.m. Saturday, they found Caldwell Jr. dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Yout Street. Officials have ruled the incident as a homicide.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.


Woman injured after car crash involving semi-trailer

CALEDONIA – A Kenosha woman was seriously injured Tuesday when her car collided with a semi-trailer dump truck in the 7500 block of Douglas Avenue (Highway 32). Caledonia police and fire units responded to the accident shortly before 9 a.m. The driver of the northbound Hyundai Accent, identified as a 45-year-old Kenosha woman, was trapped […]

Racine man suffers serious burns

RACINE – The Racine Fire Department early Thursday responded to a second incident this week of an individual who received serious burns caused by smoking while on oxygen. Firefighters were called to 512 8th Street about 2 a.m. A male, who had been smoking in bed, extinguished the fire himself before calling 911. He was […]

Racine begins enforcing COVID-19 mask ordinance

RACINE – The City of Racine will start enforcing its Safer Racine and mask ordinance as confirmed COVID-19 virus cases continue to climb locally. Up until Wednesday’s announcement, city health officials have generally declined to enforce the ordinances. Instead, they have allowed businesses and individuals to police themselves and respond to calls for complaints. Now, […]

Collaborative Community Health Survey To Be Conducted

(Racine, WI) –Beginning October 2020, local health partners, including the Central Racine County Health Department, City of Racine Public Health Department, Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Children’s Wisconsin, and Health Care Network are urging residents to participate in a community health survey. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) survey will provide valuable data for continued evaluation […]

2 charged in gun pointing incident

RACINE – A Sunday morning fight, which resulted in a gun pointing incident between two men, resulted in charges. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Francisco S. Cruz, 27, of Racine, with possession of a firearm by a felon, disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon, and three counts of pointing a firearm at another. […]

Daylight saving time: It’s not just about turning back time

MADISON – Your bedtime checklist this weekend should include resetting clocks for Daylight saving time, installing new batteries, and updating home emergency kits, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management officials. Because Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday (Nov. 1), most people set their clocks back an hour before heading for bed. The time […]

New law creates 988 suicide hotline with special designation for Veterans

Legislation to designate a three-digit phone number for national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act directs the FCC to designate 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Line and allows veterans to press “1” after dialing 988 to be routed automatically to the Veterans […]

COVID-19 daily cases and hospitalizations surge to all-time highs

As COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations surge, Wisconsin public health officials want residents to stay home. The state saw cases climb to its highest level at 5,262 daily cases in Wisconsin. This pushed the total cumulative cases to 206,311 since March. Closer to home, Racine County saw 295 new cases on Tuesday, which brought the […]

Plan Commission to Consider Sixth Street ‘Taste of Soul’ Signage

RACINE – The City Planning Heritage and Design Commission will consider signage and façade changes for the planned Taste of Soul Bar & Grill at 501 Sixth Street. The meeting, to be held virtually, starts at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday (Oct. 28). Tesa Santoro of JT Eats LLC has applied for grants to replace windows […]

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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