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One Injured In Rollover Crash

MOUNT PLEASANT – One person was injured in a two-vehicle rollover collision at 16th Street and Oakes Road here Tuesday afternoon. Mount Pleasant Police and the South Shore Fire Department were called about 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a crash that included a vehicle that had completely rolled over. The collision involved a […]

Posted inWeather

Air Quality Advisory Issued Thursday

RACINE COUNTY – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an air quality advisory for all of Southeastern Wisconsin until 11 p.m. Thursday. The air quality index is expected to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, the DNR stated Thursday afternoon. This includes children, the elderly, individuals with respiratory and cardiac problems and […]

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Store Owner Charged in Fight

RACINE – The owner of One Stop Foods, 1711 N. Main St., is accused of pistol whipping a man who he said threatened him at the store on Tuesday. Iyad M. Alabed, 36, of Mount Pleasant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery, three counts of recklessly endangering safety, negligent […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

App Development Competition Here Saturday

RACINE – The Smart City App Development Competition, sponsored by Tech-Prize and Visioning a Greater Racine, will be held live and virtually from 9 to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at Gateway Technical College’s Racine campus. The public is invited to watch via Facebook live here. The competition has drawn entries from as far away as […]

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Man Charged With Choking, Beating Woman

CALEDONIA – A Chicago man was charged with harming a woman in a domestic dispute at an apartment here in April. Walter L. Cosby, 22, of Chicago, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony intimidation, strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. All of the charges […]

Posted inBreaking, Police and fire

Death Investigation Leads to Drug-Related Arrest

RACINE – An investigation of a likely drug overdose death led to the arrest of a Racine man on an outstanding warrant for heroin delivery and other drug-related charges Friday. Sergio A. Velasquez, 33, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of possession of narcotic drugs-second and subsequent offense and […]

Posted inDevelopment, Local news

Amended State, Foxconn Contract: Smaller, More Flexible

MADISON – Contract amendments approved Tuesday by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Board of Directors and Foxconn Technology Group significantly reduces the scope and anticipated employment levels for a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, will now be eligible to receive up to $80 million total in performance-based tax credits […]

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MP Police Investigating Auto Dealership Thefts

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Mount Pleasant Police Department is investigating the theft of vehicles from three auto dealers here last Friday. The dealerships are Palmen Motors, 8320 Washington Ave.; Frank Boucher Chevrolet, 8600 Washington Ave., and McFarland Auto, 7901 Washington Ave. Mount Pleasant Police were called to Palmen last Friday to investigate a burglary. Officers […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

Governor calls on Legislature to quickly pass COVID-19 response

On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers called on legislators to take up his proposed COVID-19 response legislation as the first bill of 2021-22. Here he is seen delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2020, in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday sent a letter to the Wisconsin State […]

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Information sought about intentionally-set car fire near Elm and 10th streets

RACINE ⏤ Racine Fire Department investigators are seeking information related to an intentionally set fire that damaged a car parked in an alley near Elm and 10th streets. Firefighters responded to the fire around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. In the alley, they found a 2015 Cadillac SRX that had an estimated $30,000 in damages. However, […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

State begins COVID-19 vaccinations at skilled nursing facilities

MADISON ⏤ Vaccinations are officially underway at Wisconsin’s skilled nursing facilities thanks to a private-public partnership with pharmacies. On Monday, residents and staff at such facilities in the state started receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations were part of the state’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for Long-Term Care. The program is a private-public partnership […]

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