Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news, National News

After Roe v. Wade: Repeal easiest way forward, but uncertain for Wisconsin women

Wisconsin women likely won’t get any concrete answers until after the November elections about when or if access to abortion will resume. When the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June, Wisconsin residents were confused about what it meant for women’s reproductive rights. As it turns out, the most […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Racine Correctional employee arrested for having sex with inmate faces 41 felony charges

A 37-year-old woman employed as a unit manager at Racine Correctional Institution (RCI) was booked Thursday into the Racine County Jail on 41 felony charges, including having a sexual relationship with an RCI inmate. A source who spoke to Racine County Eye on the condition of anonymity said Jacqueline Heidt worked as a correctional program […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Police: Homicide Suspect Jackson Eluded Capture by Going into Hiding, Moving Frequently

Racine police say Terry Lee Jackson, the man suspected of killing Brittany Booker Sunday morning, has eluded capture since he allegedly assaulted Booker in February by hiding and moving frequently. Booker was killed Sunday morning sometime before 9:30 a.m. when officers were first called to the 1300 block of Villa Street for a report of […]

Posted inBreaking, Government, Local news

Racine County Receives $323K Crime Prosecution Grant

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County is receiving a $323,000 Smart Prosecution Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds were formally accepted earlier this week by the Racine County Board. Racine County is among 25 communities around the country (from 90 applicants) to receive a Smart Protection Grant. Utilizing the Crime Prosecution Grant The […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Recall petition circulated to oust DA following officer-involved shooting decision

By Mark Lisowski RACINE, WI – Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson is facing accusations of selective justice and impropriety as activists rally to strip her of her position. Michael Burmeister, a community organizer, has begun a petition to remove Hanson from her office. The call for Hanson’s removal comes in the wake of her […]

Posted inCommunity, Government

Off-duty workers, law enforcement lip sync Montgomery Gentry song

Over 80 law enforcement officers, business owners, and city, county and state workers participated in a lip sync of Montgomery Gentry‘s song My Town. Jodie Ruffalo, whose husband Troy Ruffalo serves on the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, put the video together with the help of videographer Tony Fumo. She acknowledges that there is a lot of […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: CBD oil consumption should be a matter of choice

Dear Editor, Lately, there have been a couple reports on the decisions of Patricia Hanson, Racine County District Attorney, regarding the sale of products containing CBD oil.  The comments of the Racine County District Attorney seem to be sparking debate regarding what the state of Wisconsin and Racine County can do, should do, or will […]

Posted inBreaking

BREAKING: DOJ Releases Report on Shannon Shooting

While it could be some time before the facts of the investigation are known, the state Department of Justice has released its report about the police involved shooting of Donte Shannon last month to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. According to a story in The Journal Times, DOJ spokesperson Johnny Koremenos confirmed his office has […]

Posted inBreaking, Community, Police and fire

BREAKING: Donte Shannon Shooting Report Expected Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Monday is expected to forward its investigative report about the Donte Shannon shooting to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. The Journal Times is reporting that the DOJ’s investigation into the police shooting of Shannon last month has concluded, and officials there expect to forward their report to Hanson on […]

Posted inElections, Government

Photo ID Needed to Vote Tuesday

Here’s the voter information you’ll need to cast your ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday. In addition to the presidential election, citizens in Racine County will also need to cast a vote for who will represent the 1st Congressional District in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Senator and who will head up the District Attorney’s office. Residents […]

Posted inBreaking, Police and fire

Hatchet Murderer Sentenced To Life In Prison With Chance Of Parole

Romanian-born Cristian Loga-Negru admitted to killing his wife Roxana Abrudan in 2014 with a hatchet, and now he will spend the rest of his life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz handed down the sentence in court Wednesday afternoon against Loga-Negru, who pleaded in […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Binger Will Forge New Era as Racine County DA

Early this spring, I sat down with my family and friends to discuss becoming a candidate for Racine County District Attorney. As a family with three young children, we knew this was a very big decision. Living in Caledonia, my wife and I chose to live and raise our family in the Racine community ten […]

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