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Ramirez appointed chief of Racine Police Department on Nov. 2

RACINE — The Racine Police and Fire Commission selected Alexander Ramirez to be the next chief of the Racine Police Department on a majority vote during a closed session Thursday. The appointment is effective immediately. Ramirez first Latino Chief for RPD Police Chief Alexander Ramirez Chief Ramirez is the first Latino Chief for the Racine […]

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18 students graduate from Cops ‘N Kids Margaret Drysdale Reading Program

RACINE — 18 students enrolled in the Margaret Drysdale Reading Program at Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center, 800 Villa St., have graduated. The Cops ‘N Kids Margaret Drysdale Reading Program graduating class of 2023. – The following students, Toboisha Picket, Jr., Neture Brown, Royles Bruce III, Skylar Byrom, Kalei Cornett, Shumar Foulks, Jr., Railynn Golden, […]

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Dunk-A-Cop Challenge complete: Racine Police get dunked as Wadewitz students log 13,000+ minutes of reading

RACINE — Students at Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout St., sent the Racine Police Department’s sergeants, officers and cadets swimming in a dunk tank on June 5, after a successful first Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge. The Racine Police Department hosted a Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge as a way to encourage reading at Wadewitz Elementary. – From May […]

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Racine Police give update on Lasheky Hill, missing now for 51 days

RACINE — The Racine Police Department held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to update the public on the missing person case of Lasheky Hill. Deputy Chief Jessie Metoyer shared that after more than seven weeks, there have been no breakthroughs or leads as to Hill’s whereabouts or well-being. Metoyer provided details about the search […]

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UPDATE: After shooting 2 Racine police officers, man facing multiple felonies and up to 278 years in prison

UPDATE: RACINE, Wis. — The man accused of shooting two Racine police officers during a domestic dispute Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, is facing multiple felonies that could land him in prison for the rest of his life. Daniel Suarez, 26, of Racine, was charged Fri., Jan. 20, 2023, with nine felonies—four counts of first-degree intentional […]

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Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center holiday book giveaway continues for its 20th year on Dec. 17

RACINE — Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center will be hosting its 20th annual book giveaway this holiday season. Books come at no charge to those attending the event. On Dec. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., this local nonprofit will distribute books to children at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, in Downtown Racine. This event […]

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Community safety report: gun violence up; City, county, schools pulling together to fight back

RACINE – Yes, gun violence is up. Yes, local leaders are determined to break the cycle of violence through a variety of approaches. Yes, the public is urged to get involved. Those messages were delivered – and repeated – at a community update meeting for the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (VCRI) before an audience of […]

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Maurice Robinson sworn in as Racine Police Chief RACINE – Maurice Robinson officially started his job as the City of Racine’s new Police Chief today. He succeeded Art Howell. The event started at 1 p.m. Monday at Racine City Hall. Robinson comes to Racine from the Cincinnati Police Department, where he is the leader of criminal investigations. He was hired by the Fire and Police […]

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William Macemon To Serve As Interim Police Chief

RACINE – Racine Deputy Police Chief William Macemon will serve as Acting Police Chief following the planned March 31 retirement of Racine Police Chief Art Howell. The Racine Fire and Police Commission earlier this week unanimously approved Macemon’s appointment effective April 1. He will serve in the position until newly named Police Chief Maurice Robinson […]