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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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Clear Your Medicine Cabinet: Rx Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 30

RACINE COUNTY – Clear your medicine cabinet of unused or expired drugs this Saturday, April 30, on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) will host a drop-off site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are asked to use the main driveway entrance at the northwest corner of Mount Pleasant Village […]

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Grant Denied; Racine’s COP House Program Pivots

RACINE – The Racine Police Department, which runs the COP House program, learned earlier this week that its application for a $50,000 Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) youth crime diversion grant was denied. However, a scaled-back program is still in the works using community help. “Sure, it’s disappointing, but we intend to go forward with […]