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UPDATE: Kenosha man charged with arson at marina makes first appearance, bail set at $25K

UPDATE (Oct. 24, 12:57 p.m.): RACINE — The Kenosha man charged with setting his family’s boat on fire while it was docked at the Reefpoint Marina was in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday for a first appearance. Kenneth Koger, 27, was charged with arson and criminal damage to property. According to his family, the […]

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Arson: Man shot in hospital after allegedly setting a fire without alerting family upstairs or calling 911

RACINE, WIS. — A 36-year-old Racine man was apprehended on Sunday, Feb. 19, for arson after allegedly setting his apartment on fire on purpose and fleeing the building without alerting the family upstairs or calling 911. Racine County Sheriff: Cole admitted to arson According to a press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Marcus […]

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Union Grove mobile home fire may have been intentionally set, fire officials say

UNION GROVE – No one was injured in a mobile home fire on Sunday night in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue. Firefighters with the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department called in the Racine County Arson Task Force because they treated it as a crime scene. When deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office arrived at […]

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Racine Fire Department suspects arson in early morning house fire

RACINE, WI – No one was injured in a house fire that started in a vacant home early Thursday morning, April 23 at 1305 Bluff Avenue, but officials suspect foul play. Officials with the Racine Fire Department Prevention Bureau believe the fire was set intentionally because they found incendiary material in multiple places. Sam and […]

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Saturday Fire Under Investigation

  After a vacant home burned Saturday in the 2100 block of Mead Street, members of the fire investigation task force were called in to investigate. The fire was reported around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, and crews from South Shore Fire Department and officers from Mount Pleasant Police Department responded in minutes, according to scanner reports […]