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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]