Posted inCommunity, Events, Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news, National News, Non-Profits, Police and fire

5 ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is observed on the first Friday in June. It kicks off a weekend-long observation known as Wear Orange Weekend. In the midst of multiple gun violence-related tragedies, including the recent events in Racine, people are coming together with a message that reaches into the hearts of millions nationwide. Americans want […]

Posted inCommunity, Health

NAMI Racine Offers Various Mental Health Services

NAMI Racine County is a local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They seek to improve the quality of life of all individuals affected by mental illness and to promote recovery. NAMI Racine County focuses on three areas that offer reform, health and hope to our community: Advocacy, Education and Support. They […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Schools

Case Play About Suicide And LGBTQ Issues Makes It To State Competition

UPDATE: Students with the Case High School Eagle Theater group performed at a district-wide competition and have now qualified for a state-wide competition for their original play #DarkSideOfTheRainbow. They will perform the play for the public this week. Original story: After three students committed suicide at Horlick High School last two years, the Case High School […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Depression And Mental Illness Behind Rising Number Of Teen Suicides

With more youth dying from suicide in some southeastern Wisconsin Counties, some are calling out this public health crisis as the numbers have increased, according to a story by Fox 6. From 2009 through 2014, 71 children have committed suicide in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha counties. Some of those kids were as young as […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Update: Suicidal Man Facing Gun Charges

The 51-year-old man who Mount Pleasant police say threatened to kill himself Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle is facing gun charges stemming from the incident. Ronald D. Jarvis, of Kenosha, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor charge each of disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon; possession of a […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Armed Man Surrenders Peacefully

Mount Pleasant police say a 51-year-old Kenosha man who threatened to kill himself Sunday afternoon surrendered peacefully without harming himself or others. Friends of the man called police shortly after noon Sunday to the parking lot of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in the 6400 block of Spring Street, according to MPPD. When police¬†arrived, […]

Posted inCommunity

Update: Suicide Victim Identified

A 60-year-old man from Winneconne found dead Wednesday morning in his truck at the Racine Marriott has been identified. Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Relich confirmed the man’s name was William J. Vanberkum. MPPD and South Shore Fire were called at about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a man in a truck in the […]

%d bloggers like this: