Posted inElections, Government, Local news

Racine County Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 29, 2022 Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Man behind alleged Waterford bank bomb scare never threatened employees before

The 52-year-old Racine man who allegedly threatened a Waterford bank employee by saying his briefcase held a bomb never threatened bank staff before. David Brown was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Local news, Police and fire

3-vehicle crash closes southbound I-94/41; Kenosha man arrested

RAYMOND – A Kenosha man faces a variety of charges after a three-vehicle collision injured two drivers and temporarily closed part of Interstate 94/41 here early Thursday. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the southbound lanes of the freeway just south of Highway K at about 2:35 a.m. where they found a Honda Accord in […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Events

Memorial Day Remembering Together Ceremony is May 29

The 2022 Memorial Day Remembering Together Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., in Union Grove. The Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SWVMC) serves as a final resting spot for ​veterans, spouses and dependents, and creates a lasting memorial to their achievements and sacrifices. All […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Man barricaded inside house taken into police custody without incident

A man wanted in Indiana and Wisconsin was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a stand-off with police. Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling sent a notice at 11:28 a.m. Friday asking the public to steer clear of the area of Echo Lane and Bryd Avenue because of an “ongoing critical incident.” School leadership told Racine […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire, Schools

Sheriff Presented With Flag Woodworking Project

RACINE – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling on Tuesday was presented with a two-by-three-foot wooden American flag made in a Horlick High School technology education class. Leland Janasiak, a sophomore, constructed the flag project using a variety of tools, including table and miter saws, a torch, chisel, orbital sander, drill, clamps, wood glue and laser […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Twin Shootings, Victims at Caledonia Gas Stations

Gunfire at two gas stations in the Village of Caledonia left two people dead Tuesday, including a man authorities described as instigating the shootings, authorities said. A third man, described as an undercover Racine County Sheriff investigator, suffered gunshot wounds and underwent emergency medical procedures, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told members of the media […]