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First responders assist with rollover crash involving 1 man and tree

RACINE COUNTY — A single-vehicle rollover crash involving one man occurred on Nov. 19. First responders from the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department (KFRD) along with Racine County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The crash occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at the 21300 block of Highway 11, also known as Durand Avenue, in the Town […]

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Man previously charged with child sex crimes faces 37 more charges after forensic examination of his phone

RACINE — A man arrested in February for child sex crimes faces additional charges after a forensic investigation of his phone allegedly turned up child sex abuse materials (child pornography). Keramat Mansoorabadi, 66, of Wind Lake, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 37 counts of child pornography. Keramat Mansoorabadi – The defendant was charged […]

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Racine County Sheriff’s Office reports 91 sex offenders comply with Halloween checks

RACINE COUNTY — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Community Corrections conducted supervised checks on sex offenders residing in Racine County on Halloween night (Oct. 31). The checks were performed during Halloween trick-or-treat hours throughout the county. Sex offenders agree to contracts According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, sex offenders, who […]

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2 semis crash in Racine County, 1 driver injured

KANSASVILLE, WI —Two semi-trucks crashed at the Highway 11 and Highway J intersection in western Racine County on Tuesday, Oct. 24, injuring one driver. Shortly before noon, rescue personnel with the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department (KFRD), the Town of Burlington Fire Department, City of Burlington Rescue, and deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office […]

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UPDATE: Kenosha man charged with arson at marina makes first appearance, bail set at $25K

UPDATE (Oct. 24, 12:57 p.m.): RACINE — The Kenosha man charged with setting his family’s boat on fire while it was docked at the Reefpoint Marina was in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday for a first appearance. Kenneth Koger, 27, was charged with arson and criminal damage to property. According to his family, the […]

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Theft of over $4k in steel items could land Racine man in jail for 3.5 years

RACINE COUNTY — A 58-year-old Racine man faces a felony theft charge after he allegedly took several items from a Franksville business in September. The felony charge filed this week against Eric Riggins carries a maximum possible prison term of three years, six months and a total fine of $10,000. The criminal complaint: Felony theft […]

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Alleged threats of bodily harm, death lead to Milwaukee man’s arrest; could see 6 months jail time

An ongoing argument of the sale of a vehicle earlier this month and alleged threats led to a pair of misdemeanor criminal charges filed against a 36-year-old Milwaukee man. Alexander Rodriguez-Valazquez is charged with misdemeanor use of a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor using a computer to threaten injury or harm. Each charge carries a maximum […]

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UPDATE: Amidst upset, Raymond School to remain on ‘soft lockdown’ through Friday, Sept. 29

RAYMOND — Parents of students attending Raymond School were notified a “soft lockdown” would remain in place through Friday. The school was placed on “soft lockdown” Wednesday by Superintendent Michael Garvey almost without explanation. Although a notice to parents said the lockdown was to avoid possible disruptions to student learning, the superintendent did not indicate […]

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Raymond School witness asks, ‘What’s more disruptive than a lockdown?’

RAYMOND — Raymond School experienced a “soft lockdown” Wednesday over concerns about unnamed disruptions, but the person who may have been at the center of the disruption said he was just there to obtain public documents. Mitch Berman said he stopped into the office after dropping his daughter off for kindergarten. He made his open […]

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Woman pleads guilty to reduced number of charges in 2019 fatality

RACINE — A woman charged with homicide by vehicle after a 2019 collision in Burlington was in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday where she pleaded guilty to a reduced number of charges. Anne T. Stark, 54, of McHenry, Illinois, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide and reckless driving causing great bodily harm. The defendant […]

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Free CT Heart Scans offered to Racine County Sheriff’s Office and their spouses

RACINE COUNTY — A new initiative led by Racine County is prioritizing the health of its law enforcement community by offering CT Heart Scans to all of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office employees and their spouses through September. The idea to offer CT Heart Scans is dedicated in memory of Racine County Sheriff Deputy Joshua […]