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Letter to the Editor: SCAN’s Cones For Kids returns on July 20!

Letter to the Editor: Some fundraisers want people to exert themselves: walk/runs, triathlons, stair climbs or bike rides. Other fundraisers invite guests to activities meant for adults: wine tastings, casino nights, galas, or golf outings. Those are wonderful ideas and great fun, but how about something kid-approved and family-friendly? That’s the inspiration behind SCAN’s Cones […]

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Man charged with felony child abuse has open case in Minnesota

Racine police say a father with an open case of child abuse in Minnesota is facing the same charges here for beating his two sons. The man—who is not being named to protect the identity of his children—was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of physical abuse of a child-intentionally […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

Faith Hope and Love sustains flood damage

The Faith Hope and Love headquarters, 740 College Avenue, flooded after a storm came through Racine on Monday. The damage is over $7,000. Consequently, children are suffering. Items such as Duffel for Kids bags, backpacks, and other merchandise are not salvageable. Blankets, stuffed animals, storybooks have been ruined. These items waiting for shipment will no […]

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Racine man charged with child abuse after fracturing toddler’s arm, DA says

A 32-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of child abuse after an investigation revealed his child suffered a “spiral fracture” of his arm in June. The felony filed Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court against Thomas G. Lybek carries a fine of $50,000 and 15 years in prison. Lybek was scheduled to make his […]

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Racine man held on $10,000 bond following child abuse charge

A 40-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of physical abuse of a child after a school staff member noticed injuries on the child Monday. The man, who is not being identified to protect the victim’s identity, made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. The […]

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Man charged with child abuse after giving baby vaping liquid

A Racine man is accused of child abuse after he gave his 9-week old son vaping liquid, which had nicotine in it, because he was tired and his son was crying. Dustin Appenzeller, 30, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with physical abuse of a child-intentionally causing bodily harm. If convicted of the charge, Appenzeller […]

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