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2 killed in head-on collision with semi-tractor-trailers

YORKVILLE – Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving two semi-tractor-trailers here Tuesday morning. The collision shut down Highway 11 (Durand Avenue) at the 16000 block east of Union Grove for several hours. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department reported that both drivers were killed in the accident. No other injuries were reported. The […]

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

19-year-old Kenosha man held after making convenience store threat

SOMERS – A 19-year-old Kenosha man was jailed after threatening a woman at a convenience store here Monday afternoon. Convenience store encounter The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported that James Petersen was apprehended at Kwik Trip, 5800 31st St., after entering the store with a rifle and confronting a female employee with whom […]

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Grocery giveaway hosted by RPD, Journey Disaster Response Team on June 16

A grocery giveaway, hosted by the Racine Police Department and the Journey Disaster Response Team, will be this Thursday, June 16, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., or while supplies last. This community event is free and welcomes those in need to attend. A grocery giveaway will take place on each third Thursday of the month, […]

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Citizen Services Program website by Racine Police Department can keep locals informed, safe

The Citizen Services Program is a website to connect the Racine Police Department to the community. Through this initiative, the police department is able to partner with community members to help keep the Racine community safe. “Each member of the department is committed to providing quality and professional services during each citizen contact,” shared an […]

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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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We want to hear from you: How do we fix the violence and increase the peace? Take the Community Survey

Help Racine County by taking the Racine County Eye’s community survey. Due to the increase in crime and violence in the Racine community, we want to hear from you. The community survey This survey will give our local media insight as to what concerns and questions residents have. By voicing your opinion, we can help […]

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5 ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is observed on the first Friday in June. It kicks off a weekend-long observation known as Wear Orange Weekend. In the midst of multiple gun violence-related tragedies, including the recent events in Racine, people are coming together with a message that reaches into the hearts of millions nationwide. Americans want […]