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McDonald’s Failed To Immediately Report Sex Assault, Police Say

In a case involving a 63-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a McDonald’s employee at a Racine restaurant, the two managers in charge on April 30 and May 1 did not immediately report the incident to the police department as the criminal complaint alleged. Adrian Fernandez, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney‘s Office last week with second-degree sexual […]

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Chiapete Won’t Seek Re-election

Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete announced a week ago on his personal Facebook page that he was seeking re-election, but then changed his mind, according a story by the Journal Times. Instead of running for re-election, Chiapete announced at a press conference held Tuesday that assistant district attorney Tricia Hanson would be seeking the […]

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Rogers Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Homicide

Calling Jacob Rogers a cold-blooded killer who shot his friend Andrew Lee Jones Jr. in 2015 over $100, Racine County Felony Court Judge Michael Piontek sentenced Jacob Rogers to life in prison without parole. Rogers, 28, was found guilty by a jury in Racine County Felony Court in February of first-degree intentional homicide while armed. […]

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BREAKING: Rogers Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Andrew Jones

Jacob Rogers, 27, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide while armed by a jury in Racine County Felony Court Thursday in the shooting death of his friend Andrew “Drew” Jones over $100. Rogers was also found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. The jury deliberated for about an hour and returned the guilty verdict just after lunch, […]

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$250,000 Bond Set For Man Charged In Fatal Crash That Killed 13-year-old

A man driving a SUV that fatally killed a 13-year-old Caledonia girl on Sunday, Aug. 9 was charged Tuesday, Aug. 11 with two felonies in Racine County Felony Court. Thomas Macemon, 34, of Caledonia, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and homicide by vehicle-use […]

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Boy Facing Attempted Homicide Charge Asks To Be Tried In Juvenile Court

An attorney representing a 15-year-old boy facing a felony charge of first-degree attempted intentional homicide requsted that the case be tried in a Racine County juvenile court, according to court records. Lamont Koker, 17, and Naceir Mayes, 15, are facing adult felony charges of 1st degree attempted intentional homicide for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old boy in the […]

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Who’s Taking The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete, Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig, the Horlick High School football team, the Union Grove Union High School football team, and a ton of others are helping to raise money for ALS and taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. All over the country people are challenging one another to make a […]

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Racine DA: Officer Involved Shooting Of Rajko Utvic “Legal, Justified and Necessary”

An officer involved shooting of a 37-year-old Racine man that was reportedly suicidal was “legal, justified and necessary,” wrote Racine County District Rich Chiapete in a letter to Racine Police Chief Art Howell. Rajko Utvic was shot and killed by a Racine Police officer on July 7. When Racine police officers arrived, Utvic was brandishing a knife and not only refused […]

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Our Top Stories In April: Bar Bite, Regency Mall, and DA Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving

April was to say the least, a busy month. The Regency Mall will be sold, Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete pleaded guilty to a drunk driving citation and a man committed suicide in Cliffside Park. Here were our top most read stories from the month. DA Pleads Guilt To 3 Citations, Settles Case Police: […]

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Chiapete OWI Reports Released, Details Denials

Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete at first denied knowing anything about an accident and told officers that he’d been home sleeping before coming clean about his involvement in an OWI-related crash, according to police reports from responding officers. On Wednesday, the full report of Chiapete’s OWI accident was released to media, and it details […]

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Update: Outside Agency Will Review DA OWI, Hit & Run Citations

After hitting a traffic signal and a tree while coming home from a friend’s birthday party, Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete received municipal citations Friday night for both operating while intoxicated and hit and run. The accident was reported to dispatch at 10:04 p.m. at the intersection of Melvin and Main Streets in the […]

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