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Man Facing 5th OWI Charge

Sturtevant police say a 48-year-old Racine man is facing his fifth operating while intoxicated charge after a resident reported a hit-and-run, possibly with another vehicle or mailbox. Todd Strausser was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of operating while intoxicated, fifth offense. If convicted, he faces up to six years […]

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Village Officers Will Carry Narcan

Officers from the villages of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant will begin carrying Narcan in their squads later this month. Mount Pleasant police Chief Tim Zarzecki said that the move was initiated by South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman after an incident on Sept. 18 where a train kept an SSFD ambulance from arriving at the […]

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Generosity Shines with Battle Raffle Donations

Battle of the Badges is more than just fun bouts of boxing that pits officer against officer or firefighter against firefighter. This first-time outing is about raising awareness and money for the fight against autism. In addition to five different matches, Battle of the Badges also features a silent auction and some pretty great bucket […]

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Man Facing Drug Charges After Domestic Incident

A Sturtevant man is facing charges after fighting with a woman and police found suspicious circumstances and drug paraphernalia. James Doukakis, 37, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor charge each of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 13 months in jail […]

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Battle of the Badges Aims to Punch Out Autism

Several officers and fire fighters are ready to hit the ring Oct. 11 for a Battle of the Badges fundraiser for autism services through Easter Seals Disability Services. Organized by Mount Pleasant police Officer James Kelley, Jr., who’s youngest son has autism, the five-round boxing event came together because of friendly trash talk between Kelley […]

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After Teen Charged in Homicide, Peacefest Hopes to Build Bridges

Ten days after a 15-year-old homicide defendant goes before a Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner for his preliminary hearing, Peacefest organizers are hoping the community comes out so residents can get to know one another and possibly prevent additional incidents like the one that left a 19-year-old dead. Commissioner John Bjelajac set Tommy Canady’s bail at $500,000 […]