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Murder suspect Alejandro Sierra apprehended 2 blocks from Racine Police Department

RACINE, WI — Alejandro Sierra, a man suspected of shooting and killing Alexis Fisher, is in police custody Thursday night after being apprehended about two blocks from the Racine Police Department. Sierra was wanted for first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of a 36-year-old Racine woman that occurred early Saturday near the roundabout of […]

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WANTED: Alejandro Sierra by U.S. Marshals as suspect in April 15 Racine homicide

RACINE – The U.S. Marshals Service and Racine Police are looking for Alejandro Sierra, 30, a suspect in a homicide that occurred here last Saturday morning (April 15). Sierra is wanted for 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide in the shooting death of a 36-year-old Racine woman that occurred early Saturday near the roundabout of State Street and […]

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Racine Police investigating early Saturday homicide of 36-year-old woman

RACINE — Racine Police are investigating the shooting death of a 36-year-old woman early Saturday. Racine Police Department (RPD) and Racine Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a woman down in the roadway at the Spring Street/State Street roundabout shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, police found the woman, who had died […]

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Missing since March 26: Racine Police seek public help in locating woman

RACINE — The Racine Police Department (RPD) is seeking the public’s help in finding a Racine woman who is missing and possibly endangered. Lasheky “Sheky” Hill, 46, was last seen shortly before 10 p.m. last Sunday (March 26) in the 1100 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. She is described as a Black […]

Posted inElections, Local news, Politics

TV commercials airing in Racine mayor’s race

RACINE — Television commercials related to the Racine mayoral race between incumbent Cory Mason and challenger Henry Perez have aired on Milwaukee TV stations this week. The election is Tuesday, April 4. Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC commercial An independent campaign expenditure committee, called Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC, produced and aired an […]

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Racine Police Department: An opportunity to rebuild, address issues facing forward

Recently Mayor Cory Mason signed an agreement with the Racine Police Department which has been touted as offering the highest pay in the state. As a criminal defense attorney, I am often asked about my feelings toward the police. Some of the best people and some of the worst people I know have chosen law […]

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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 Police investigating Mead Street traffic fatality of 18-year-old

RACINE – Racine Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover accident that killed an 18-year-old female in the 1800 block of Mead Street on Tuesday evening. Police and emergency personnel were called to the scene shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They found a heavily damaged GMC SUV on Mead Street with the 18-year-old, who received […]

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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. […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Schools

Red Apple collects over 7k boxes of cereal in record-breaking attempt, helps neighbors in need

RACINE — Boxes of cereal lined the stairs, piled up in classrooms and filled the gym at Red Apple Elementary School, 914 St Patrick St., on Feb. 3 for a world-record cereal box domino attempt. First grade students and staff celebrate the completion of the cereal box domino push on Feb. 3 at Red Apple […]

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Racine Police, Hope City Church celebrate 1st annual Love Week; 20 educators honored

RACINE — The inaugural celebration of Love Week kicked off today as Racine police officers and pastor Tylre Butler of Hope City Church visited nine different locations throughout Racine Unified School District to honor educators who continually show love to their schools and the community. This special partnership between the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Unit […]

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Cops N Cuts brings Racine Police, local barbers and 60 children together

RACINE— The Anthony Lane COP House, 2437 Anthony Lane, transformed from a community policing house to a barber shop on Sunday, Jan. 28, for the Cops N Cuts event. The Racine Police Department hosts the bi-yearly event in partnership with volunteer barbers/stylists, Andis, and Educators Credit Union. Officer Travis Brady, of the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing program, […]

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