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Racine Police, City reach tentative contract deal

RACINE — A tentative agreement, announced Friday between the Racine Police Association and the City of Racine, could give police a new contract for the first time in more than two years. The deal, which includes a raise and benefits package for police officers, goes before the Racine Common Council’s Finance & Personnel Committee next […]

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Racine Fire Department responds to bedroom fire in duplex apartment building, $90K in damages

RACINE, WI — No one was injured after a fire broke out in a bedroom in the lower unit of a duplex apartment building in the 400 block of Ninth Street at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18. Fortunately, working smoke alarms alerted the upstairs residents of the fire so they could exit the building without […]

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Racine Fire Department responds to 2 structure fires in 2 days

RACINE, Wis. — Firefighters with the Racine Fire Department (RFD) were dispatched to nearly back-to-back fires within the city’s limits Wednesday and Thursday. The fires, which took place on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and High Street, were both identified as structure fires to multi-story residences, according to press releases by the Racine Fire Department. […]

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One Life lost, two saved in Racine house fire; over $100k in damages

RACINE, Wis. — A house fire early Sunday morning took one life, but firefighters with the Racine Fire Department saved two lives at a residence at 1833 Woodland Ave. The fire began in the basement of a single-story, single-family home just before 4 a.m. Smoke alarms alerted the husband and wife on the first floor, […]

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1st annual Racine Chili Bowl names Case High School as champion

RACINE — The 1st annual Racine Firefighters vs. the Academies of Racine Chili Bowl kicked off on Dec. 15. Participants came ready to win, but only one chili could be named the best. Case High School culinary students took home that accolade. The chili bowl was judged by community leaders and personalities from around the […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Holiday lights, Renier Hotopp Law, Racine firefighter battles cancer

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Dec. 15. This week, Racine County Eye staff writer Emma Widmar discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchors, Ryan Jenkins and Carole Meekins. Holiday lights in Racine and Kenosha Counties The Racine County Eye has curated a tour of holiday lights throughout both […]

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RFD Lieutenant Stein opens up about his battle with pancreatic cancer

RACINE — Lieutenant Andy Stein is no stranger to fighting. In fact, it’s a part of his job description as a firefighter with the Racine Fire Department. As of Nov. 9, Stein began fighting a new battle: pancreatic cancer. The husband and father of two is giving everything he has to beat the disease. With […]

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Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center holiday book giveaway continues for its 20th year on Dec. 17

RACINE — Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center will be hosting its 20th annual book giveaway this holiday season. Books come at no charge to those attending the event. On Dec. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., this local nonprofit will distribute books to children at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, in Downtown Racine. This event […]

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Home uninhabitable after Election Day fire, $150K in damages, no injuries

RACINE — A single-family home is uninhabitable after a fire on Election Day, but no one was injured. According to a press release from the Racine Fire Department, crews responded at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to a home in the 900 block of Wisconsin Avenue for reports of a fire. An off-duty department captain […]

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Accidental kitchen fire damages apartment; over $100K in damages

RACINE — An accidental fire in a kitchen caused more than $100,000 in damages to a Layard Avenue apartment on Saturday. No one was injured. The Racine Fire Department was called to 2250 Layard Avenue at about 11:50 a.m. for an alarm sounding in a second-floor apartment. Firefighters found that the sprinkler system had extinguished […]

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Structure fire in vacant building leaves $25K in damages, none injured

RACINE — The cause of a Monday afternoon structure fire to a vacant building under construction remains under investigation. Lt. Michael Moss of the Racine Fire Department said Tuesday the cause currently is listed as “undetermined,” while investigators continue to piece things together. Structure fire on High Street According to a press release, Fire Department […]

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Early morning hit-and-run car accident injures 3

RACINE — An early morning hit-and-run car accident involving two vehicles injured three people, including two children. The hit-and-run happened shortly after midnight on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the intersection of West Street and N. Memorial Drive. “It looks really bad, but there don’t appear to be any serious injuries,” said Racine Police Sgt. Stevens. […]

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