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National Night Out returns Aug. 1; Marking 40-year milestones

RACINE — National Night Out (NNO) and local organization Racine Neighborhood Watch will mark 40-year milestones next Tuesday, Aug. 1. NNO, an annual event that brings neighbors and neighborhoods together, kicks off in Racine with a 4 p.m. ceremony at Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2221 Douglas Ave., complete with a birthday cake and appearances by […]

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Racine jury trial erupts in shouting match between family members of victim and defendant

RACINE, Wis. — A shouting match between two groups of people in connection with the current homicide trial erupted outside the Racine County Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday, June 14, which prompted dozens of law enforcement officials to respond. The incident occurred during the lunch break of a jury trial involving a fatal shooting. The […]

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Fire damages several garages at Union Grove apartment complex on June 2, cause under investigation

UNION GROVE — Several garage units at a Union Grove apartment complex were damaged on Friday, June 2, in a fire that is under investigation. According to a press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, crews from the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department were called at 5:47 p.m. on Friday to an apartment complex in […]

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Suspect still at large after throwing $370,000 in fentanyl pills out of his car

RACINE — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending Kevin Lynch, a suspect who is currently at large after eluding police in a high-speed chase. Lynch is wanted for allegedly receiving a package from Phoenix, Ariz., containing more than 20,000 pressed fentanyl pills with a street value of almost […]

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Arson: Man shot in hospital after allegedly setting a fire without alerting family upstairs or calling 911

RACINE, WIS. — A 36-year-old Racine man was apprehended on Sunday, Feb. 19, for arson after allegedly setting his apartment on fire on purpose and fleeing the building without alerting the family upstairs or calling 911. Racine County Sheriff: Cole admitted to arson According to a press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Marcus […]

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SC Johnson donates holiday care packages to Racine area law enforcement

RACINE — Care packages made their way, just in time for the holidays, to law enforcement workers in the Racine Area. Fisk Johnson, CEO of SC Johnson, donated a variety of cleaning products, household items, and other items made by their company in honor of the holiday season. The donation was made as a way […]

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