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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 […]

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Art and Activism, Part 2: Giving names to the nameless, filling the needs of the needy

Photographer and activist Jon Linton, 56, stands with a bus that he purchased and had painted with the name of his project, “Let’s Be Better Humans.” He regularly uses the fan to disburse food to people in need. You’ve seen them. Whether they’re standing at the stoplight near Woodman’s by the interstate, the one at […]

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Art and activism: Beautifying, adding meaning to the aftermath of social unrest

Kenosha is a warzone. That is the perception that has been presented in many reports, comments and opinion pieces written since riots claimed Downtown and Uptown businesses on the nights of Aug. 23 and Aug. 24.  The unrest became fatal not long after Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheksey shot Jacob Black seven times on […]

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Militia member says Kenosha police sought to push protesters toward them on night of deadly shootings

A militia member patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25 claimed that police on the scene told him they planned to herd demonstrators toward the armed men — and then leave. In a widely shared video from that fateful evening when two people were killed, Ryan Balch, who said he served a “tactical […]

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Trump visits law enforcement, Blake’s family holds press conference following protests, riots

KENOSHA, WI – Present Donald J. Trump, Jacob Blake’s family, civil rights activists, protesters, and national media outlets converged Tuesday on the City after over a week of protesting and rioting. Here are the latest stories and reaction. Kenosha continues curfew Photo by Kevin Poirer In an effort to […]

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Teen arrested in shooting during Kenosha riots KENOSHA, WI – A 17-year-old Antioch teen was arrested for shooting three people – one person in the head, one in the stomach and another in the arm – in a shooting during a riot. Kyle Rittenhouse called himself a member of the militia and openly carried a rifle during the riot. Just before […]

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UPDATE: Violence erupts following police shooting in Kenosha

UPDATE 12:02 a.m.: Most people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha Police did so peacefully and marched from 40th Street and 28th Avenue to the Kenosha Police Department. But some chose violence. They started several dump trucks on fire, smashed cars, broke windows, and threw bleach bombs. SWAT teams responded by launching tear […]

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BREAKING: 4 arrested for kidnapping, robbery of Wells Fargo Bank

Four men were arrested Monday for kidnapping an employee of Wells Fargo Bank so that they could rob Wells Fargo Bank, 1700 Martin Luther King Drive, at 6:42 a.m. June 29. William Howell, 19, Donterious Robb, 23, George Pearson-Robb, 19, and Lamarra Powell, 18, were arrested for robbery to a financial institution and kidnapping. Charges […]

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Police: Man Violated No-Contact Order Facing 14 Years in Prison

A 26-year-old Kenosha man made numerous phone calls to a business in the village, violating a no-contact order in effect until 2021, Caledonia Police say. Lawrence Ratliff was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s office with 19 misdemeanor counts of violating an injunction – harassment. If convicted, he could get 14 years, three […]

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Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Students

A former Tremper High School teacher was charged by the Racine and Kenosha County District Attorney’s Offices with sexually assaulting two students between 2009 and 2011. Douglas Richmond, 39, of Burlington, was charged Thursday with sexual assault by a teacher or volunteer who works with children. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Richmond at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a […]

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Kenosha Police Officer Charged After Assaulting Doctor

A Kenosha Police officer was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s after he assaulted his estranged wife’s boyfriend on Sunday morning in Kenosha. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department investigated allegations that Kenosha Police Officer Kendal West — while on duty — threatened and punched an emergency room physician at United Hospital System, 6309 8th Ave., […]

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Missing Racine Man’s Body Found in Lake Michigan

Missing Racine man Robert Dermody has been identified as the man whose body washed ashore Sunday morning in Kenosha. How Dermody died is still a question, but WISN 12 News is reporting that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed his identity. Dermody’s dog, wallet and cell phone were discovered in his car on Oct. […]

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