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  • Plea deal for DA in drunken-driving crash 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:11 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - A district attorney in southeastern Wisconsin has agreed to a plea deal in a drunken-driving crash.

  • Bond set at $500K for suspect in 1997 slaying 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:13 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Bond was set at $500,000 Wednesday for an Illinois man charged in the cold case killing of a teenage runaway whose body was found in a southeastern Wisconsin marsh in 1997.

  • Wisconsin voucher student scores lagging 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:31 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Students attending private schools in Wisconsin using taxpayer subsidized vouchers did not score as well overall as their public school counterparts on reading or math tests, results released Tuesday show.

  • Wisconsin sheriff: DNA ties man to 1997 slaying 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:35 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Authorities tailed a man for several days and used DNA from a cigarette he tossed away at a train station to connect him to the cold-case slaying of a teenage runaway whose body was found in a marsh in 1997, a sheriff in southeastern Wisconsin said Tuesday.

  • Wis. deputies make arrest in Ill. teen's '97 death 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:46 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin may have solved a cold-case mystery involving an Illinois teen whose battered body was found in a Racine County marsh 17 years ago.

  • Racine County prosecutor cited for drunken driving 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:10 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Racine County district attorney Rich Chiapete (chuh-PEH'-tee) acknowledges that he drove while intoxicated this week and fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:46 am
  • The Journal Times of Racine, March 30

  • Racine police make arrest in fatal shooting 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:53 am
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Racine police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a young father who had hoped to become an entrepreneur.

  • Police lobbies an ideal site for Craigslist swaps 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:58 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - When Branden Kerr recently arranged to sell a video game console on Craigslist, he suggested to the buyer that they conduct the swap at a Milwaukee police station. The buyer, who'd previously agreed to the deal, replied by text that he was no longer interested.

  • Justices deadlocked in billionaire assault case 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:37 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A teenager who accused a billionaire heir to the SC Johnson fortune of sexually abusing her for years can't testify at his trial unless she agrees to release her medical records, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, reversing a decision it issued last year.

  • Historic headstones vandalized at Racine cemetery 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:32 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - Racine police are investigating vandalism to two dozen gravestones at a cemetery.

  • Child playing with fireworks started Racine fire 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 1:05 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - A child who was playing with fireworks inside a Racine home sparked a fire that caused no injuries, but caused more than $25,000 in damages.

  • Racine program removes kids from drug environments 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 5:43 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - During drug raids, Racine police search for weapons, drug paraphernalia and other illegal items, but they're also on the lookout for children.

  • Racine teen accused of sexual assault at school 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:00 pm
  • RACINE, Wisconsin - A Racine teen accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in their school's boiler room and threatening to kill her if she told anyone is being held in jail Wednesday on a $15,000 cash bond.