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Rick Jackson Jr. Loved Coaching All Sports

My best friend and husband, Richard A. “Rick” Jackson Jr., 73 passed away on Wednesday at our home surrounded by me, our sons, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, 2 dogs Cougar/Blanco, and our grand puppy Link following a courageous battle with 4th Stage Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Rick graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1963”, where he […]

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UPDATE: Union Grove Woman Arrested On Attempted Homicide Charge

UPDATE: A Union Grove woman is being held on $50,000 cash bond for attempted second-degree intentional homicide after she allegedly shot her husband early Tuesday morning. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the incident, which is being called a domestic situation that happened at 12:05 a.m. at an apartment building located at 1400 […]

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UPDATE: Man Dies Following Car Versus Garbage Truck Crash

A City of Racine employee has died following a car versus garbage truck crash that happened Wednesday morning on Washington Avenue at Oregon Street. Mark Gates, who worked for the City’s Public Works solid waste department, died Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a speeding vehicle. He was collecting recyclables at the time of the crash, […]

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BREAKING: 1 Injured, Police Respond to Shots Fired

One person was transported to Froedtert Hospital Saturday night suffering injuries from at least one gunshot wound. Racine police were dispatched at 7:26 p.m. Saturday to an area near the intersection of 16th Street and Grange Avenue for reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they discovered one victim with injuries. They were transported to Ascension […]

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Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing

Racine police are investigating the stabbing of a 35-year-old victim. Officers were called at 12:50 a.m. for a report of a stabbing victim to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s emergency room. When they arrived, they found a 35-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. […]

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BREAKING: Men Charged In Attempted Homicide

      Four Racine men are accused of attempted homicide after they beat one man and stabbed another man on Sunday in a gang-related altercation. Manuel De Jesus Cruz Lira, 30, Alberto Ortega-Luna, 23, Rodrigo Ortega-Luna, 29, and Jose Luis Vital Sanchez, 27, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday with second degree attempted […]

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Obituary: Trinidad Cruz Loved Teaching and Cooking

With her family by her side, Trinidad “Trini” Cruz, 65, passed away on Saturday at Froedtert Lutheran Memorial Hospital. Trinidad was born in Milwaukee on July 22, 1950, daughter of the late Salvador and Angeline (nee: Caravello) Gonzalez. Trinidad graduated from Greenfield High School “Class of 1968”. Furthering her education, she attended Racine Dominican College […]

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Teenage Driver from Raymond Crash Has Passed Away

Taylor Skendziel, the driver seriously injured Wednesday in a two-car accident in Raymond, has passed away from her injuries. A source close to the family told Racine County Eye Thursday that Skendziel, 17, was driving two friends – Charlee Warner and Sadie Regep, both 15 – to their Union Grove High School JV softball banquet at […]

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