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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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Grocery giveaway hosted by RPD, Journey Disaster Response Team on June 16

A grocery giveaway, hosted by the Racine Police Department and the Journey Disaster Response Team, will be this Thursday, June 16, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., or while supplies last. This community event is free and welcomes those in need to attend. A grocery giveaway will take place on each third Thursday of the month, […]

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Citizen Services Program website by Racine Police Department can keep locals informed, safe

The Citizen Services Program is a website to connect the Racine Police Department to the community. Through this initiative, the police department is able to partner with community members to help keep the Racine community safe. “Each member of the department is committed to providing quality and professional services during each citizen contact,” shared an […]

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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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We want to hear from you: How do we fix the violence and increase the peace? Take the Community Survey

Help Racine County by taking the Racine County Eye’s community survey. Due to the increase in crime and violence in the Racine community, we want to hear from you. The community survey This survey will give our local media insight as to what concerns and questions residents have. By voicing your opinion, we can help […]

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UPDATE: Multiple People Shot at Graceland Cemetery during funeral

UPDATE 4:50 p.m. RACINE, Wis. – Several people were shot at Graceland Cemetary Thursday afternoon during a funeral procession for a man shot by Racine Police last Friday. Police working the scene at Graceland Cemetery after shots were fired Thursday afternoon during the funeral for Da’Shontay King. – Final goodbyes interrupted Da’Shontay L. King’s family […]

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UPDATE: FOUND Missing disabled veteran never made it to Milwaukee VA appointment

UPDATE: The missing disabled veteran, John Ruble, of Racine, has been found. According to Beth Neptune, Ruble’s sister, he had been spotted in Chicago on a Greyhound bus heading for Savannah, Georgia. Neptune shared her personal and family’s appreciation to all who helped spread the word, which helped them find him so quickly. Original article […]

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Breaking: Heavy Police Presence at 11th and Center in Racine

An incident that occurred Friday afternoon, near 11th, 12th and Center Streets, has attracted a large police presence. This is an ongoing situation. Officials with the Racine Police Department have not issued a statement, but unconfirmed sources have reported that a person was shot. We have no official information about who shot the person. We’ll […]

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UPDATE: FOUND: Police ask for public’s help finding man who pushed pregnant woman on April 11

UPDATE: Joshua Lewis is in custody, as reported by Sgt. Kristi Wilcox of the Racine Police Department. Original story: Racine police are asking for the community’s help locating and apprehending a man who pushed a pregnant woman last month. In a video distributed Thursday by RPD Sgt. Kristi Wilcox: Joshua Lewis, 30, is seen walking […]

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City of Racine officials discuss ongoing and increased gun violence

RACINE – On Monday, officials from the City of Racine gathered at Racine City Hall to discuss recent tragedies, namely the ongoing and increased gun violence that has been taking place in Racine. Participants included Mayor Cory Mason, Police Chief Maurice Robinson, Assistant Police Chief Alexander Ramirez, Common Council President John Tate II, Alderman Maurice […]