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Graceland Cemetery shooting case sees 1 more man arrested

RACINE, WI — A 19-year-old Racine man arrested by the Racine Police Department was arrested in connection with the Graceland Cemetery shooting that happened in June during the funeral of Da’Shontay King. The Racine Police Department arrested Cornelius Evans Monday during a traffic stop on Wright Avenue east of Green Bay Road that also resulted in the arrest […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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Soija Cameron crowned Miss Juneteenth 2022

Soija Cameron, a Racine resident, has been named Miss Juneteenth 2022. The Case High School graduate earned herself the crown and the title on June 11. Ava Collier-White, a Prairie High School graduate, was the 1st runner-up. The Miss Juneteenth pageant took place at the Dr. John Bryant Center, 601 Caron Butler Way, after a […]

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OPINION: No Way Out: The Black Community’s Issues with Guns

OPINION – While it is true that some white police officers kill Black people out of a sense of racial hatred, sometimes race isn’t the only motivating factor. Although there are some officers that view all citizens as individuals, deserving to being treated as such, others have been indoctrinated into a point of view that […]

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We want to hear from you: How do we fix the violence and increase the peace? Take the Community Survey

Help Racine County by taking the Racine County Eye’s community survey. Due to the increase in crime and violence in the Racine community, we want to hear from you. The community survey This survey will give our local media insight as to what concerns and questions residents have. By voicing your opinion, we can help […]

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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 Mayor institutes curfew following shooting

RACINE, Wis. – Racine Mayor Cory Mason has issued a city-wide curfew for youth under 18 and called on state officials for more resources to prevent violence in Racine. Enacting the curfew Mason decided to enact the curfew following a shooting where at least two people were shot and injured Thursday afternoon as they gathered at […]

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Community Prayer Vigil to end violence in Racine tonight at 5:30

RACINE – The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) will be hosting a prayer vigil tonight at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 5:30 p.m. All local officials, religious leaders, business owners and community members are invited to attend this vigil as the City of Racine stands together “for peace and the end of […]

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City of Racine officials discuss ongoing and increased gun violence

RACINE – On Monday, officials from the City of Racine gathered at Racine City Hall to discuss recent tragedies, namely the ongoing and increased gun violence that has been taking place in Racine. Participants included Mayor Cory Mason, Police Chief Maurice Robinson, Assistant Police Chief Alexander Ramirez, Common Council President John Tate II, Alderman Maurice […]

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Community leader’s husband dies following shooting outside bar after 2 a.m.

RACINE, WI – A 42-year-old man died and a 28-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a shooting that happened at 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning. The incident happened in a parking lot near Mr. Kool Sports Bar in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue. The bar had only been open for two days. Officials with the […]

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Listening Session on Racine County Community Violence Slated for Dec. 11

Racine County has scheduled a Listening Session that will focus on community violence on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The session will be held at The Main Project, 1014 State St., and free coffee will be available for attendees. Maurice Horton, Racine County’s Community Violence Prevention Supervisor, will lead the meeting […]

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