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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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Dunk-A-Cop Challenge complete: Racine Police get dunked as Wadewitz students log 13,000+ minutes of reading

RACINE — Students at Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout St., sent the Racine Police Department’s sergeants, officers and cadets swimming in a dunk tank on June 5, after a successful first Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge. The Racine Police Department hosted a Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge as a way to encourage reading at Wadewitz Elementary. – From May […]

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Park students raise funds, awareness about gun violence using shell casings to create jewelry

RACINE — Park High School’s latest art project is fueled by art educator, Stephen Quirke, and his student’s anger, fear and sadness in relation to gun violence. Using shell casings from guns, students enrolled in the Art Metals course are creating a case for change by constructing and selling rings with proceeds benefitting Voices of […]

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First Fridays to unveil public art project, feature ‘Police and Pedals’ stunt show on June 2

RACINE — First Fridays will feature the unveiling of this year’s public art project and host the Police and Pedals BMX and FMX stunt show on June 2 in Downtown Racine. The Racine Police Department is working with the Downtown Racine Corporation, which organizes First Fridays, to bring the stunt show to the community. The […]

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Substantial battery among 16 criminal charges for repeat-offender, facing 16 years prison

RACINE — A 44-year-old Racine man who has been incarcerated 32 times since 1997 now faces 16 new criminal charges, including two felonies, after his arrest for battery on May 19. LaVelle Robinson was charged this week with felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery, both with the use of a dangerous […]

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DEVELOPING: Suspect shot and killed by police at Clayton Park early Monday morning, state DOJ investigating

DEVELOPING: This article has been updated with more detailed information following the media briefing from the Racine Police Department and other officials involved with the case. RACINE — A man who allegedly fired first at police at Clayton Park died after officers returned fire in the City of Racine early Monday morning around the 200 […]

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Dunk A Cop Reading Challenge will see over 30 officers reading to Wadewitz students

RACINE— The first Dunk A Cop Reading Challenge is underway until May 31 at Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout St. Over 30 officers and cadets with the Racine Police Department will spend upcoming school days encouraging students to read while building essential community connections. Connecting through Community Oriented Policing Ofc. Brady was the driving force […]

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Racine Police give update on Lasheky Hill, missing now for 51 days

RACINE — The Racine Police Department held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to update the public on the missing person case of Lasheky Hill. Deputy Chief Jessie Metoyer shared that after more than seven weeks, there have been no breakthroughs or leads as to Hill’s whereabouts or well-being. Metoyer provided details about the search […]

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State lawmakers near deal to increase state shared revenue to Racine County communities

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave were part of a press conference on Thursday, April 27, to announce that state lawmakers are close to a deal that would return millions of dollars to Racine County communities through a 10% increase in state shared revenue. “We will have a greater ability to fund services that […]

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