Posted inHealth, Local news

1st monkeypox case confirmed in Wisconsin; what you need to know

On June 30, 2022, the first case of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus was identified in Wisconsin. It was confirmed July 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively monitoring monkeypox infection clusters in non-endemic countries, including the United States, since May 14 of this year. There were 396 confirmed cases of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus in the […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Man charged with 10 child pornography charges also going to trial for sexual assault

A Mount Pleasant man already scheduled to go to trial for the alleged 2021 sexual assault of a mentally ill person was also charged last week with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Casimir Kielbasa, 43, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography. If convicted, he […]

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Inaugural Racine HarborMarket a foodie paradise and more

The inaugural Racine HarborMarket on Thursday evening was truly a foodie paradise! Folks from all over crammed into Downtown Racine’s Monument Square to shop for fresh baked goods, produce, artisan cheeses, honey, hand-made soaps, flowers, plants and more. The first-ever Racine HarborMarket ran from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Monument Square. – There were […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Local news, Police and fire

3-vehicle crash closes southbound I-94/41; Kenosha man arrested

RAYMOND – A Kenosha man faces a variety of charges after a three-vehicle collision injured two drivers and temporarily closed part of Interstate 94/41 here early Thursday. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the southbound lanes of the freeway just south of Highway K at about 2:35 a.m. where they found a Honda Accord in […]

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Free guest passes to Milwaukee Brewers baseball games available July 14

RACINE — As part of the Milwaukee Brewers Buddies Program, the Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) will distribute free Milwaukee Brewers guest passes to Racine County residents beginning Thursday, July 14, according to a June 30 news release. The guest passes are for the July 25 and 26 home games against the Minnesota […]

Posted inEmployment, Government, Local news

Summer Youth Employment initiative of Racine County a success in its 2nd year

RACINE — On June 13, Racine County’s Summer Youth Employment initiative started back up for a second year, with much excitement from Racine leaders. The Summer Youth Employment initiative Summer Youth Employment aims to recruit youth — particularly kids and teens of color — in the Racine area to give them better opportunities for the […]