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5 ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is observed on the first Friday in June. It kicks off a weekend-long observation known as Wear Orange Weekend. In the midst of multiple gun violence-related tragedies, including the recent events in Racine, people are coming together with a message that reaches into the hearts of millions nationwide. Americans want […]

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Racine: man with 3 criminal complaints facing slew of charges related to domestic violence

Racine police say a 30-year-old man, with three criminal complaints, faces numerous charges related to a domestic violence case filed against him last year. Alejandro Sierra was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with the following charges as domestic abuse assessments: one felony count of stalking, one misdemeanor count of telephone harassment, two misdemeanor […]

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Women’s Resource Center Hosts Virtual Silent Auction Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

The Women’s Resource Center of Racine will be hosting an online silent auction as part of their Domestic Violence Awareness campaign this weekend. The auction will be held October 29 – 31. Proceeds will go towards supporting the Center’s mission of combating domestic violence, and helping survivors to move forward with their lives. About the […]

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Mount Pleasant stabbing ends with two arrested

MOUNT PLEASANT – A 30-year-old man was hospitalized following a Mount Pleasant stabbing that happened early Saturday morning in the 1000 block of the Southeast Frontage Road. Antonique Carter, 26, of Racine, was arrested for attempted homicide and bail jumping for stabbing Rashad Lewis, 30, of Racine. Lewis was also arrested for disorderly conduct, domestic […]

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Man Charged With Choking, Beating Woman

CALEDONIA – A Chicago man was charged with harming a woman in a domestic dispute at an apartment here in April. Walter L. Cosby, 22, of Chicago, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony intimidation, strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. All of the charges […]

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Racine man charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct

File photo RACINE – Racine Police arrested a local man on misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct charges following a domestic dispute early Tuesday. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Christopher H. Meekma, 30, with one count of misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct following the incident.  According to the criminal complaint, officers […]

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Man beat, choked his girlfriend in front of children, DA says

RACINE, WI – A man who beat his girlfriend was charged Tuesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a series of domestic violence charges. Nicholas Gonzales, 29, of Racine, was charged with: THC possessionCarrying a concealed weaponResisting or obstructing an officerCriminal property damageDisorderly conductPossession of drug paraphernaliaTaking and driving a vehicle without consentBatteryAttempted […]

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City of Racine program to help assist domestic violence victims

RACINE – The Racine Police Department (RPD) has partnered with four local community service agencies to assist victims of domestic violence and prevent potentially abusive situations during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. RPD announced Thursday, April 30, that a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund — coordinated by the Racine Community Foundation and the […]

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Man charged after he beat a woman, smashing her face against a bed frame

A Caledonia man is being held on a felony battery and two misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges after he beat a woman and smashed her face against a bed frame Saturday at his residence. William C. Vague, 40, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday with substantial battery and two counts of disorderly […]

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Man charged after strangling woman in car, police say

A 36-year-old Racine man faces two criminal charges after strangling his girlfriend late Thursday night after she accused him of driving drunk. Lequan T. Byles was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with a felony count of strangulation and a misdemeanor counts of battery. The felony carries a fine of $10,000 and six years […]

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Man beat woman with broom, shoe and his fist, DA says

A 36-year-old Racine man with 57 active arrest warrants faces 22 criminal charges after he beat a woman in Racine on Sunday, according to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Zedtric D. Cottingham faces four felony charges of bail jumping, two felony charges of intimidation of a victim, along with felony charges of possession of […]

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Racine man faces domestic battery, other counts following Wednesday incident

A domestic incident that escalated led to six criminal charges filed Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 19-year-old Racine man. Alejandro Martinez is charged with felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation/suffocation, and intimidation of a victim; along with misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. The felony charges carry […]

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Stalking charge dropped against Illinois man, but plea deal includes jail time

A 57-year-old Illinois man was sentenced in Racine County Court Thursday to seven months in jail for two disorderly conduct charges that stemmed from a bizarre series of events that lasted about three weeks. Daniel Hatch pleaded no contest to the amended charges. A total of seven charges were initially filed against Hatch in February, […]

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