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Applications available for NARCAN® Direct Program until Feb. 14

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now accepting applications for the next round of the NARCAN® Direct Program. This program ensures NARCAN®, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is provided at no cost to select community agencies for free distribution. Eligible agencies The following agencies are eligible to apply to participate in the NARCAN® […]

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Caledonia Police Department Weekly Police Reports July 27- Aug. 2

Recently, Caledonia Police Department shared its weekly police reports. Between July 27 and Aug 2, there were 357 calls for service in the Village of Caledonia. According to the department, the calls included 104 traffic stops, 11 accidents, and five OWI arrests. Caledonia Police Department weekly roundup The following four incidents were examples of incidents […]

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Criminal complaint: Man charged with 3rd OWI after allegedly crashing into a pool

A Racine man is facing his third OWI charge after allegedly crashing through a fence and into the pool at a residence in Caledonia. Austin Pemberton was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single count of misdemeanor operating while under the influence as a third offense. If convicted, he faces up to […]

Posted inHealth, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Overdose Deaths in US Increased in 2021; Kenosha County Outpaces National Average

The United States has seen a number of challenges with the advent of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Learning a new enemy–the novel coronavirus–and how to fight it, dealing with nearly 49 million cases and over three-quarters of a million deaths is only one facet of this compound enemy. We have dealt with record-breaking unemployment, income […]

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Wisconsin Submits Plans to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $50 million in additional funding from the federal government to address mental health and substance use needs. The funding—part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law in March—will add $24.6 million to mental health services and $22 million to substance use […]

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Kenosha County to Offer Human Services on the Go, a Mobile Unit Targeted to Specific Neighborhoods

The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability, and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning this week. Housed in a small bus, the Human Services on the Go unit will offer on-the-spot Narcan training, information about substance […]

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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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Woman Smuggles, Overdoses on Heroin in Jail

A Kenosha woman with a history of drug addiction and charges of endangering an infant smuggled heroin into the Racine County Jail and then overdosed on them. Jamie White, 35, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, including possession of a controlled substance, bail jumping and possession of an […]

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Police: Suspected Heroin Dealer Had Drugs, Overdose Supplies

A Mount Pleasant man is charged with delivering heroin and other drug charges after a man passed out Friday while behind the wheel of a car gave his name to police. Lucas Michael Friedenreich is charged with delivering heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug trafficking place. He is out of custody, with […]

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Man Overdoses On Heroin Hours After Finishing Rehab Program

A 27-year-old Caledonia man, who had just graduated from a drug rehabilitation program, overdosed on heroin at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday. Caledonia and Wind Point police, and rescue workers from the Caledonia Fire Department were called to a home in the 400 block of 3 Mile Road for a possible overdose. After law enforcement officials arrived […]

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