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Police: Burlington man had 2,000 images of child pornography on his computer

A 42-year-old Burlington man is facing the rest of his life in prison after thousands of images of child pornography were allegedly discovered on his computer. David Hacht was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with 12 felony counts of child pornography, each of which carries a sentence of 25 years in prison and/or […]

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Caledonia Police Department Weekly Police Reports May 25-31

Recently, Sergeant G. of the Caledonia Police Department shared a round-up of the week’s encounters on the department’s Facebook page. The following incidents took place between May 25 and May 31. Caledonia police report round-up The Caledonia Police Department responded to 412 calls for service, including 106 traffic violations, 7 accidents, and 5 Operating While Intoxicated calls (OWIs). […]

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UPDATED: 3 injured in hot air balloon vs. train accident in Burlington

The following story has been updated. The updated information has been incorporated into the original story. Three people sustained life-threatening injuries Wednesday night in Burlington after a hot air balloon was involved in a crash with a train. Hot air balloon strikes train A press release from the Burlington Police Department confirmed at 8:15 p.m. […]

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UPDATE: FOUND Missing disabled veteran never made it to Milwaukee VA appointment

UPDATE: The missing disabled veteran, John Ruble, of Racine, has been found. According to Beth Neptune, Ruble’s sister, he had been spotted in Chicago on a Greyhound bus heading for Savannah, Georgia. Neptune shared her personal and family’s appreciation to all who helped spread the word, which helped them find him so quickly. Original article […]

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Lake Michigan water safety: County to deploy $150k on high-tech devices, training

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County officials, with a strong focus on water safety, will deploy high-tech devices and a big public information push to help prevent drownings and accidents on Lake Michigan. About $150,000 will be spent on sophisticated equipment – including drones, remote-control life rafts and satellite-linked signage – plus training and coordination for […]

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DOJ: Racine police officer fired gun after subject was ‘seen with a handgun’

The Racine police officer and the man killed in the May 20 shooting incident have been identified, and the state Department of Justice has given a preliminary cause for the shooting. In a statement from State Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office, Racine police officer Zachary B. Brenner, a four-year veteran of the force, was identified […]