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Kenosha announces road closures ahead of Jacob Blake shooting ruling; Evers authorizes 500 National Guard

Crews spent a portion of Monday installing a fence back around the Kenosha County Courthouse. The fence served as the backdrop of many protests following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, 2020. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The city has closed portions of local roadways, specifically those surrounding the […]

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to multiple calls around Kenosha area due to snow

KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday’s snow, while making winter feel more conventional this year, led the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a number of calls on local roadways. According to Sgt. David Wright, during the winter storm warning, the department responded to the following snow and traffic-related calls from 6 p.m. Dec. 29 to 6 […]

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Man threatens deputy, brags about criminal record while being arrested for 3rd drunken driving offense

NORWAY ⏤ A 39-year-old Burlington man allegedly threatened a deputy and bragged about his criminal record during an arrest for his third drunken driving offense Monday.  The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged Jeffrey Willis with: Threat to a law enforcement officer, a felony;Resisting an officer, a misdemeanor;And operating a motor vehicle while under […]

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Health care worker charged with stealing medication from elderly woman with dementia

RACINE ⸺ The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged a home health care worker with possession and theft after she took Vicodin from a patient’s home. Kayla L. Jandl, 27, of Racine, faces charges of:  Possession of narcotic drugs, a felony;Possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor;Possess/illegally obtained prescription, a misdemeanor;And attempt misdemeanor theft.  […]

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Observer Conversations: Organizers of new panel series explain importance of hard discussions

The first “Building Hope” panel discussion will focus on activism. This photo was taken by The Uptown Observer Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel Thompson at the Christopher Columbus statue in the city during a protest over the summer. KENOSHA ⸺ The Kenosha County Dems and Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families are partnering for a panel series, […]