Sex Offender Discovered Living in Caledonia Near Two Schools
If a detective with the Caledonia Police Department hadn't inadvertently found Peter T. Baumeister - a registered sex offender - living near two schools in the Kremer subdivision, he probably would still be living there.
All That Glittered and More at Annual Post Prom
All that glittered Saturday night was captured by the flashing cameras of parents, friends and the Post Prom faithful who turned out for the annual red carpet parade of students in their finery.
Sat May 18, 2013
Weekend Traffic Jam Reaches Racine County
Cameras from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are showing lines of vehicles snaking north into Milwaukee County from the 7-Mile Road exit.
Fri May 17, 2013
Morning traffic and weather information; full freeway shutdown tonight
If you're traveling south toward Chicago Saturday or into Milwaukee from the south, be prepared to adjust your plans.
Thu May 16, 2013
Area of wells contaminated by molybdenum expands
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that molybdenum contamination in private wells has been detected in a larger area of southeastern Wisconsin than previously identified.
Interstate 94 south of airport to close for 36 hours this weekend
As part of the I-94 North-South Freeway Project, crews must replace a storm sewer culvert pipe that runs under the Interstate near Rawson Avenue.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ladwig delivers State of the County speech
Here is the text of the State of the County speech delivered by County Executive Jim Ladwig to the County Board Tuesday night: "Mr. Chairman, members of the Board of Supervisors, distinguished guests, and residents of Racine County; I am honored to be here tonight to present my third State of the County Address, and I am proud to report that Racine ... (more)
Man Dies After Car Struck by Amtrak Train
The driver of a car struck by an Amtrak passenger train has died, and the Racine County Medical Examiner is on scene now.
Caledonia Says 'Thank You' to Their Police Officers
With this week being Police Week , a number of community members have offered their heartfelt thanks to the men and women in blue this week.
Revived after overdose, man allegedly concealed pot while in ambulance
A 24-year-old Burlington man found face down and not breathing in a Waterford residence allegedly had enough presence of mind to conceal a baggie of marijuana between his butt cheeks while in the ambulance ride to the hospital, and move that baggie to a more secure spot while in the emergency room.
Mon May 13, 2013
Homicide Suspect 'Tortured' Little Boy to Death, District Attorney Says
Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete in court Monday described the injuries that led to Hunter Wise's death as "torture ." Marcus Johnson, 26, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide for causing the death of 3-year-old Hunter Wise on Friday.
Get ready to celebrate the village's Dodransbicentennial on the Fourth
The Union Grove Parade Committee has chosen the theme of "Celebrating 175 Years!" for this year's Independence Day parade, which begins at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. The parade starts at the Racine County Fairgrounds on Highway 11 and ends at Union Grove Union High School on Highway 45.
Cost of Common Medical Tests Lower in Racine County
It costs $460 less to get a CT scan in Racine County than it does in Milwaukee County, according to data from New Choice Health , a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers.
Restaurant employees injured in knife fight
A knife fight between two employees of the Union Grove Family Restaurant Sunday evening left both men with non-life threatening lacerations and one of them with broken bones.
Sun May 12, 2013
Mount Pleasant police made an arrest in boy's death
Friday morning, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki, along with police and paramedics, responded to a call for an unresponsive 3-year-old boy.
Sat May 11, 2013
Grandmother devastated after death of Racine toddler
The grandmother of a three year old boy found unresponsive in his Mt. Pleasant home is devastated after learning of his death.
Man arrested in death of Mount Pleasant toddler
The 26-year-old man was being held in the Racine County Jail in connection with the death of the 3-year-old. Police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Bryn Mawr Ave.
Fri May 10, 2013
Jury acquits man in 2007 drive-by shooting that killed 12-year-old
A Racine County jury late Friday acquitted a man charged with killing a 12-year-old boy during a drive-by shooting in 2007.
Celebrate Racine County's First Born Learning Trail Saturday
Original article posted in Just Add Kids blog JAK Chat: http://jakchat.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/on-the-go/ United Way of Racine County and Leadership Racine have collaborated to implement two outdoor trails locally, on at West Park and one at North Beach Park.
Arrest made in 2005 Racine triple homicide
"On July 17, 2005, 1:56 a.m., three members of our community were killed and four others injured by gunfire in the 1300 blk of Washington Ave," Racine Police said in a statement.