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Bomb Threat Investigated at Bradford High School

Bradford High School was placed on a “hold” due to a bomb threat that was called into 911 this morning. According to a Kenosha Police Department tweet, the threat was believed to be unsubstantiated, however, police and fire departments were there, actively investigating. Police did not recommend students be picked up at this time, and […]

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Three Arrested Sunday in Kenosha Protests

KENOSHA – Three protesters, including the uncle of police shooting victim Jacob Blake, were arrested about 10 p.m. Sunday for blocking access to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building’s public entrance. Arrested by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were: Justin S. Blake (Jacob Blake’s uncle), Jonathan W. Barker, and Joseph M. Cardinali. All were charged […]

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No charges issued in Jacob Blake shooting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CIGGQq4PgM Kenosha County DA: ‘I insist on this being a complicated conversation’ KENOSHA, WI – Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley outlined why he chose not to prosecute Kenosha Police officers — Rusten T. Sheskey and Brittany Meronek — for shooting Jacob Blake this summer a total of seven times in front of his children. […]

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Last night’s meeting: Council increases bond for inciting violence more than 10 times normal amount; alderpersons object to city methodology

The first page of the ordinance approved Monday night increasing the bond amount for inciting violence from $124 to $1,321. KENOSHA ⏤ During last night’s City Council meeting, alderpersons voted to increase the bond amount for the charge of inciting violence by more than 10 times from $124 to $1,321. That measure passed by a […]

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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 mayor asks public to be safe over holidays; alderman recaps city’s successes, struggles of 2020

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks to gathered members of the press on Sept. 14, 2020. That day’s press conference announced listening sessions for residents to give input to the city on how to move forward after the local unrest. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 KENOSHA ⏤ In their final public comments of 2020, […]

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Teen arrested in connection with 61st Street shooting in Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department officers have arrested a juvenile in connection with a shooting last week on 61st Street.  According to a department release, the teen was booked into jail pending charges of : Second-degree recklessly endangering safety;Injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon; And minor in possession of a firearm. The charges […]

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Police and Fire Commission discusses, makes some changes to recruitment practices

Kenosha Fire Department Chief Charles Leipzig, second from left, speaks to reporters at the scene of a fire in Uptown on Aug. 12, 2020. Leipzig has submitted his resignation from his position as chief. Deputy Chief Christopher Bigley will serve as the interim chief of the department. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤At […]

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Kenosha to pay for damages to officers’ personal vehicles during ‘civil unrest’

On Monday, the Kenosha Common Council approved approximately $1,166 to be disbursed to four police officers whose vehicles were damaged in a city parking garage near the Kenosha Public Safety Building at the end of August. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The city of Kenosha Monday authorized approximately $1,166 to reimburse […]

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Kenosha man arrested for 2018 Caledonia armed robbery

CALEDONIA ⏤ The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has charged a Kenosha man in a 2018 armed robbery in Caledonia. Aaron J. Primmer, 30, faces charges of armed robbery with threat of force and attempted armed robbery with threat of force. Both charges are felonies and carry repeater status in the case.  Primmer’s charges stem […]

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City receives 3,500 letters calling for officials to fire police chief

KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday morning, the Police and Fire Commission heard 25 minutes of calls to fire Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. The calls for Miskinis’ resignation ⏤ at least 3,500 according to the clerk ⏤ came during the citizens’ comments portion of the meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a city official read comments submitted […]

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Kenosha man in custody after shooting on Sheridan near La Fogata

This story has been updated to identify the suspect in this incident and include details of their initial appearance in court Wednesday. As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, this story has also been updated to include information on the misdemeanor case against Michael W. Lorberter. As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, this story has been updated to […]