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UPDATE: 1 count against defendant in Case High School shooting dismissed after 2nd victim fails to appear

RACINE — The case against a man accused of shooting at two Case High School students may move forward with one less charge after one of the victims failed to appear in court to testify. Tyrese Love, 20, was initially charged with two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon […]

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Man facing life in prison after child pornography, pedophile handbook found on his computer

A 26-year-old Mount Pleasant man is facing the rest of his life after police found hundreds of photographs and videos of child pornography plus a pedophile “handbook” on his computer. Caleb Bixler was charged Friday, Oct. 27, in Racine County Circuit Court with 11 felony counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces […]

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Fatal car crash on Highway 31 in Mount Pleasant under investigation

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Tragedy struck early Saturday morning when a 40-year-old man from Twin Lakes lost his life in a car crash. Local law enforcement and fire department units responded to the single-vehicle accident at approximately 1:13 a.m. at the intersection of State Highway 31 and Sunset Boulevard, according to a press release by […]

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UPDATE: Emergency lockdown at Case High School lifted; no injuries

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): Racine Unified School District made a phone call to Case High School families, notifying them that the lockdown has been lifted. The following statement was provided: Good morning Case High School families, I’m calling with an update regarding a situation from earlier this morning. Police have completed their investigation and the lockdown […]

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9th annual car show hosted by Mount Pleasant Police and Case Criminal Justice Club raises scholarship funds

RACINE COUNTY — The Mount Pleasant Police Department and Case High School’s Criminal Justice Club are calling on the Racine community to attend their 9th annual car show, also featuring motorcycles, on Sept. 17 to raise funds for scholarships. The event will occur at Franksville Park, 9614 Northwestern Ave., in Franksville. The show will start […]

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Racine Unified employee charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old appears in court without an attorney

RACINE — Justin Jolen Lizama, 34, was in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. However, he has not yet been assigned an attorney, so his case was continued. Lizama is charged with child enticement/sexual conduct and sexual assault of a student by school staff. The defendant was employed by the Racine Unified School District as […]

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Retail theft at Kohl’s for alleged serial thief could mean 3.5 years prison

RACINE COUNTY — A 27-year-old Milwaukee woman with a criminal history of retail theft faces a new felony charge for allegedly stealing from the Kohl’s Department Store in Mount Pleasant last month. Victoria Harris is charged with felony retail theft as a party to a crime, which carries a maximum possible prison term of three […]

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UPDATE: 14-year-old hit-and-run crash victim in Mount Pleasant has died

UPDATE (Aug. 25, 2023, 6:50 p.m.): The 14-year-old teen who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 20 has died, the Mount Pleasant Police Department announced on Friday. The victim has not been identified due to his age. According to a  written statement from the MPPD, the teen died on Monday, the day […]

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Davis sentenced to serve prison term for history of fleeing from traffic stops

RACINE — A man who racked up 51 charges in five different cases connected to his proclivity for fleeing from the police was in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday for sentencing. Cameron Davis, 22, ultimately pleaded guilty to car theft, fleeing/eluding with property damage, resisting arrest, endangering safety, possession of marijuana and felony bail […]

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Shots fired report from April yields 1 of 3 shooter suspects

RACINE — A call to police for shots fired earlier this spring eventually led authorities to a 17-year-old Racine man, who now faces two felony charges. Roland Harris is charged with felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent, which carry a possible total prison term of […]

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Welfare check uncovers physical abuse of the elderly, man facing 62 years in prison

MOUNT PLEASANT — A welfare check to Village of Mount Pleasant Police last month uncovered allegedly serious, longtime physical abuse and led to the arrest of a 54-year-old man, who now faces 10 criminal charges, including nine felonies, as a result. Mark Jones remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a $100,000 cash […]

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Man who served time for child sex assault & material facing 15 more charges

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 36-year-old Racine man who already served time on child sex assault and possession of child sex abuse material (child pornography) is facing additional charges. Samuel Hawkins was charged Friday, July 28, in Racine County Circuit Court with 15 felony counts of possession of child pornography and two felony counts of possession […]

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All 8 officers cleared in fatal shooting incident at Clayton Park

RACINE — Seven Racine Police Department officers and one officer from Mount Pleasant have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting that occurred in May. The Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation conducted an independent investigation into the shooting of Timothy Burgess, 38, on May 21 by local law enforcement officers. […]