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Judge denies state’s request for joinder in Graceland Cemetery shooting case; trial date set

RACINE — The judge presiding over one of two cases connected to the Graceland Cemetery shooting denied a motion by the Racine County DA’s Office to try the defendants together. Luis Granados III, 17, is charged with 23 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, as a party to a crime and one count of possession […]

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Woman pleads guilty to reduced number of charges in 2019 fatality

RACINE — A woman charged with homicide by vehicle after a 2019 collision in Burlington was in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday where she pleaded guilty to a reduced number of charges. Anne T. Stark, 54, of McHenry, Illinois, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide and reckless driving causing great bodily harm. The defendant […]

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Plea agreement reached for sexual assault of teenage girl: former music teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison

RACINE COUNTY — Former Wheatland Center School music teacher Zachary Wendt will spend the next two years in prison after he agreed to plead guilty to the sexual assault of a teenage girl. Wendt was charged in 2021 with a total of six felonies that included sexual assault of a child by someone who works […]

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State dismisses most serious charges in shooting case, defendant agrees to $16K in restitution

RACINE — A man charged in December with attempted homicide following a shooting pleaded guilty to a single charge in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. Christopher Cosey, 24, was originally charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a deadly weapon for shooting a man […]

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Racine man charged with having machine gun, faces 34 years in prison

RACINE, Wis. — A 19-year-old man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday after police discovered he had a handgun that converted into a fully automatic rapid-fire machine gun. At an initial hearing, Camron Elam, of Racine, was in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday, where Judge Timothy Boyle set a cash […]