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RACINE, WI – No one was injured during a house fire, but firefighters rescued a man from a second-floor balcony at 4:15 p.m. Monday.

The fire happened at a home at 1816 Roe Avenue, according to a press release by the Racine Fire Department.

Fire and rescue personnel arrived on the scene just minutes after the fire started on the second-floor bedroom. They rescued a man on the second floor who had been trying to put out the fire. They put out the fire and searched the rest of the house. The rest of the occupants of the home escaped the home.

“Unfortunately, the fire damage kept the 5 occupants from staying in the home. They will be working with Red Cross while repairs are made. This fire is currently under investigation,” the press release reads.

The estimated loss has been set at $22,000.

Rating: 1 out of 5.


Lake Michigan Pathway Reopens

Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.  However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]

UPDATE: Police arrest homicide suspect in Rebecca Rannow murder

UPDATE: Officials with the Racine Police Department arrested a man in the murder of Rebecca Rannow, who was found dead in her home in August. Montreal D. Greer, 40, of Racine, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not officially charged Greer. He has been in custody at the […]

Gov. Evers announces investment in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are investing an additional $58.4 million towards responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic to help build a strong recovery after the pandemic. The funding adds to an additional $106.5 million that the Evers administration has allocated to local and tribal health departments for COVID-19 response activities […]

How the COVID-19 vaccine works and answers to common concerns

Politics aside, there’s a lot of misinformation about how the COVID-19 vaccine works and that has prevented some from getting the vaccine. In a TED Talk, Kaitlyn Sadtler and Elizabeth Wayne explain the science behind the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines. According to their TED bio, Sadtler researches how our body can regenerate […]

Suspect apprehended following bank robbery

RACINE – A 20-year-old South Milwaukee man is in police custody following a bank robbery that happened Friday morning at North Shore Bank, 3911 N. Main St. Officers with the Racine, Caledonia and Wind Point police departments responded at 9:05 a.m. for a report of a bank robbery. The suspect fled the bank on foot […]

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Court of Appeals–District II

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Court of Appeals–District II. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Paul F. Reilly’s resignation, effective Jan. 3, 2022. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2022. District II consists of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green […]

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of 9/11 and State Day of Service and Remembrance

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #132 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 12, 2021, out of respect for the nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. […]


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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.