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Medical examiner alerts community after 2 suspected overdose deaths within the past week

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall reminds the community of the dangers of drug use following a pair of suspected overdose deaths last weekend. These cases, both involving adults in the City of Kenosha, came just weeks after the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to six nonfatal overdose cases in a six-day period. There […]

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UPDATE: 3 dead, 3 injured in shoot-out at Somers House Tavern

UPDATE 3:35 p.m. April 19: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released three of the six names of the shooting victims. Cedric D. Gaston, (24-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)Atkeem D. Stevenson, (26-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)Kevin T. Donaldson, (22-year-old) resident of Kenosha (deceased)A 26-year-old male, resident of KenoshaA 22-year-old male, resident of Wonder Lake, ILA 23-year-old […]

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Woman killed in I-94 accident has been identified

SOMERS – A woman killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 94/41 this Monday has been identified as Kristina M. Pacheco, 34, of Milwaukee. The ​Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department​ reported that a southbound 2003 Chevy Suburban, driven by Pacheco, struck the rear of a southbound semi in the far right lane shortly before 7 p.m. […]

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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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Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy stands monitoring commenters during a tense citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Thursday night special meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans […]

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Man conspired to murder Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy, DA says

RACINE, WI – A man charged with conspiring to commit murder is being held on a $100,000 cash bond after an initial appearance in Racine County Court. His alleged target: A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy. Kelly Rainey, 55, of Racine, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with conspiracy to commit first-degree […]

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Bomb Threat at Yorkville Elementary School Believed To Be A Hoax

Bomb squads from Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties responded to Yorkville Elementary at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday after a student found a note referring to a possible bomb and weapons on school property, said Sheriff Chris Schmalling, of the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Bomb squads from Milwaukee and Kenosha counties assisted Racine County in a search of […]