Wisconsin is on track to record the lowest number of traffic fatalities statewide since 1943, transportation officials said.
As of Wednesday, there had been 480 fatalities so far this year, compared to 527 in 2013, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation data.
WLIP radio radio host Scott Barter said Friday he wasn’t lying or trying to mislead anybody as to what triggered his looking into committee attendance records of Alds. G. John Ruffolo and David Bogdala.
Barter earlier this week told the Kenosha News he was tipped by an “unknown” caller to look into attendance records for the City Council’s Licensing and Permit Committee dating back to April 28.
Lance Middle School students held an assembly just before the holiday break with Santa Claus, choral and orchestra performances and timely donations to local charities.
Brenda Carlborg, a seventh-grade math teacher, said Friday the students raised $3,388.68 for local charities during their school-wide “penny wars.” Students started before Thanksgiving.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
The chances, year to year, of that happening are about the same as getting heads when you flip a coin.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has named a new dean of the College of Business, Economics and Computing.
Dirk Baldwin has been serving as interim dean, and will continue as dean of the college. He assumed those responsibilities when Fred Ebeid was named interim provost.
Just weeks after securing city approval for a long-sought homeless shelter, the Shalom Center is parting ways with its executive director.
The Shalom Center’s board issued a statement Thursday evening saying Executive Director Fran Hansen was “ending her association” with the organization effective immediately.
A Park City, Ill., man wanted for a 2013 attempted murder in Waukegan was arrested in Kenosha County this week, and is being held here on $50,000 cash bond.
Jesus Catalan, 22, was indicted in Lake County Illinois, and charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a street crime gang member.
Three women stole from Old Navy, according to police, and one of them pepper sprayed a security guard chasing them down.
Donquisa M. Blackmore, 21, of Milwaukee, and two others are suspected of the Wednesday incident at the Old Navy in the Premium Outlets shopping center. Blackmore is the only one who was charged Friday.
Union recertification ballots are on their way to teachers and other employees of Kenosha Unified School District.
The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission was scheduled to send the ballots Friday for recertification of the Kenosha Education Association covering teachers, support personnel, substitute teachers, painters and carpenters.
A Chicago woman was arrested Thursday morning after she allegedly broke into a former boyfriend’s home.
The 39-year-old Kenosha man, who lives on the 6600 block of 21st Avenue, said he heard pounding on his apartment door at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and immediately after received a phone call from his former girlfriend, who demanded he let her in. He said she sounded intoxicated, so he refused to answer the door.
I have a friend who tells a story every holiday season about the time his mother replaced all of the favorite traditional holiday dishes with healthy options…without telling anyone ahead of time.
He goes into animated detail about the shocked expressions as guests passed foods they didn’t recognize while trying to maintain some sense of diplomacy. The punch line: on learning the entrée, a soy-based stuffed “roast” was called “tofurky”, his 8 year-old cousin wrinkled his face in disgust and said “sounds like toes, and funky jerky”. Gotta love kids! Apparently toes and “funky jerky” weren’t appetizing. The tofurky ended up going to the dog.
KENOSHA — Santa is scheduled to ride on Kenosha’s streetcar from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
He will be handing out candy canes to children.
Gateway Technical College students got good tidings at their commencement ceremony Thursday night.
Hospitals in Kenosha are seeing far more people with flu so far this December compared to last year.
The man accused of killing his daughter in November picked up new charges for attacking two correctional officers at the jail.
The kids at Frank Elementary School in Kenosha had a few questions for Santa.
A Kenosha man will spend 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud, after admitting he stole more than $1.7 million from his in-laws and two organizations.
A plea deal is likely for the third man accused of participating in a robbery that left two men dead in April 2013.
Mayor Keith Bosman and the union representing Kenosha firefighters and paramedics say they look forward to discussing recommendations and conclusions from a recently released consultant’s study.
The city of Kenosha’s new logo received overwhelming approval by the City Council earlier this week.
A 68-year-old Kenosha woman was robbed in her Allendale yard Wednesday night.
The couple accused of starving horses in their care moved back to their Pleasant Prairie property without notifying the court, according to court records, earning them bail jumping charges.
BRISTOL — The Revs. Mary Lu Palmer and Joyce Rinehart will hold a Blue Christmas worship service at 6 tonight at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 10239 136th Ave.
A rally for jobs to be created by a Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Kenosha drew hundreds of supporters, including local and state elected officials Wednesday.
The Christmas wish of a 6-year-old Pleasant Prairie girl was realized for a third straight year as Macey’s Band-Aid drive exceeded the goal.
About a dozen Tremper High School students hit the streets Wednesday night singing Christmas carols through neighborhoods in Pleasant Prairie to collect donations.
MADISON — Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak denied through a spokesman Wednesday that she met privately with We Energies CEO Gale Klappa this year while the utility had a rate case pending before her.
Complaints against two Kenosha aldermen alleging they’ve had an excessive amount of unexcused absences from their assigned committee meetings will be reviewed next month by the city’s Ethics Board.
It was an opportunity and a lesson many will never forget.
Kenosha’s Salvation Army red kettle campaign is ringing in the holidays faring slightly better with the funds it has raised compared with this time last year.
A Chicago woman was arrested for her fourth drunken-driving offense after she was seen driving recklessly on Interstate 94.
BURLINGTON — Bill Zimmer’s holiday train display, which drew thousands of people to his front yard on 69th Street in Kenosha each winter for more than a decade, has found a new location.
If you want to get to know someone, write their obituary.
A Kenosha couple is under investigation by the United States Secret Service, suspected of money laundering, counterfeiting and several types of fraud.
PADDOCK LAKE — Paddock Lake’s second annual Lighted Holiday Parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a family event at the Village Hall.