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RACINE — A lamp located in a bedroom started a house fire on Grand Avenue Friday, May 15, but no one was injured.

Officials with the Racine Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 1144 Grand Avenue at 3:15 p.m., according to a press release from the department.

When firefighters arrived at Refujio and Gloria Ramirez’s home, they found light smoke billowing out of the building. They extinguished the fire, which was contained to the master bedroom.

“The home was turned over to the owners after the fire was extinguished and investigated. The cause was a lamp that overheated next to the bed and plastic storage bins,’ according to the press release.

The estimated damage to the home was set at $40,000.

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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 […]

City of Racine Announces Snow Sharks Youth Ski, Snowboard Program

City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) is partnering with Alpine Valley Resort of East Troy to present the Snow Sharks Youth Ski and Snowboard Program during the 2020-2021 winter ski season. Snow Sharks is open to all levels of skiers ages 7 – 17 and snowboarders ages 10 – 17. The program […]

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 […]

October 12 through 16 property transfers, office space sells

Racine County had 96 property sales between October 12 and 16, according to the Racine County Register of Deeds Office property transfer record.  These properties had a cash value of just over $19 million. The transfers included an office space and a building in a zoned community shopping center.  The office space at 3801 S […]

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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.