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Protests continue in Ferguson

Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris today as Ferguson, Mo., sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations, including a group that rushed into St. Louis City Hall screaming "Shame, shame." Police locked down the building and called in more than a hundred extra officers. Three people were arrested. See Thursday's Kenosha News for more details.


UPDATE: Metra passengers changing trains

Metra passengers, whose northbound train has been blocked or stopped due to the report of a train vs. pedestrian accident near Carol Beach in Kenosha County, are being moved to a new train to complete their commute.

The action follows an initial report and the subsequent investigation of the accident report, involving the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, along with the city of Kenosha Fire Department.

Further details have not yet been released.



Bucks beat Timberwolves, 103-86

Larry Sanders had 15 points, seven rebounds and five blocks to help the Bucks defeat the Timberwolves 103-86 in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. For more, see Thursday's Kenosha News.



UPDATE: Village police, Kenosha fire at train vs. pedestrian incident scene

Pleasant Prairie Police and firefighters have responded to a report of a pedestrian who was allegedly struck by a train at the railroad tracks and 91st Street between 7th and 8th avenues Wednesday night.

The incident was reported just after 7:30 p.m. Authorities continue to search the scene and have yet to transport a victim. The city of Kenosha Fire Department is also on hand.



Badgers open tourney with big win

The No. 2-ranked Wisconsin men's basketball team opened the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas with a 72-43 victory over UAB on Wednesday night.

The Badgers will play the No. 18 Florida-Georgetown winner at a to-be-determined time Thursday.



Police investigate train vs. pedestrian report

Kenosha Police have been called to investigate a report of a train vs. pedestrian accident at 91st street just east of Sheridan Road.

No additional details were immediately available.



4 shot at Pennsylvania barbershop

Authorities said four people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened a day earlier.

Reading Police Chief Robert Heim said one person has been critically injured while the other three victims suffered minor injuries in the shooting this afternoon. Authorities said no one is in custody.


Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute

This afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup is now at kenoshanews.com. Our top story is on the latest court appearance by Russell Rose Jr.

Watch the video here.


Two public defenders take baby death case

Russell L. Rose Jr. will be represented by two public defenders, in the case stemming from his daughter's death last week.

Rose appeared in court Wednesday with his two attorneys, both from the Kenosha County Office of the Public Defender. Rose is charged with homicide in the death of Serenity Rose. He is also accused of attacking the girl's mother and setting fire to his apartment.

Read more later today at www.kenoshanews.com or in Thursday's Kenosha News.


Crash survivor to march in Macy's parade

A Wisconsin man who was seriously injured in a 2005 marching band bus crash will march Thursday in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Brian Collicott admits he had concerns about his ability to march the 3 miles of the parade route while still staying in formation. But the trumpeter plans to set the pain aside as he helps introduce Santa Claus with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.


Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.

Cold November weather is the culprit. It may mean the concrete work that must be finished in the final stages of renovation might not be done in time for the April 5 home opener against St. Louis.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green says the team is working on plans to relocate bleacher fans if necessary. He says they're also working on a refund policy if relocation isn't satisfactory to fans.


Kenosha HarborMarket to close for two months

The Kenosha HarborMarket, after a successful outdoor summer season and its traditional move indoors to the Rhode Center for the Arts, will be closed in January and February, organizers say.

Attendance and vendor participation factor into the decision. It will reopen in March.

For more on this, check later at kenoshanews.com or see Thursday's Kenosha News.


DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scam

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is suing two Oregon-based publishing groups alleging they ran a subscription scam targeting the elderly.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Madison, alleges Liberty Publishers Service and Orbital Publishing Group, both based in Medford, sent invoices to nursing home residents and older people warning them to renew their periodical subscriptions and charging them far more than the actual cost.



Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute

This morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup is now at kenoshanews.com. Our top story is on a local protest of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision.

Watch the video here.


Braun optimistic after thumb surgery

The Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun is optimistic that surgery on his right thumb will finally fix a nerve problem that has nagged him since the 2013 season.

Braun was in Milwaukee greeting people dropping off canned goods at Miller Park for Thanksgiving charities.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure this morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. She is expected to leave the hospital in the next 48 hours.



USDA buying some of cranberry oversupply

An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries.

The result will be more stable prices for cranberry growers. The oversupply means growers are getting 10 cents to 19 cents a pound.

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association says growers need 25 cents to 30 cents a pound to break even.



Guard contains protests in Ferguson, Mo.

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, Mo., preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Demonstrators returned Tuesday to the riot-scarred streets. But with hundreds of additional troops standing watch over neighborhoods and businesses, the protests had far less destructive power than the previous night. However, officers still used some tear gas and pepper spray, and demonstrators set a squad car on fire and broke windows at City Hall.


Hot off the press: Thursday, Nov. 26

Here is a look at the top stories available now at kenoshanews.com and in today's Kenosha News:

* United Hospital System and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin have reached a three-year agreement.

* A small group of demonstrators protested peacefully on the Courthouse steps, decrying the events in Ferguson, Mo.

* The City Council was near unanimous in approving the 2015 city budget.

* Shoreland girls basketball is off to a 2-0 start.


Illinois deer harvest down in first weekend

Illinois hunters have killed nearly 52,000 deer during the first weekend of the state's firearm hunting season.

The state Department of Natural Resources said the preliminary total is 51,830 deer for the Nov. 21-23 weekend. That's down from nearly 56,000 during the first weekend of the 2013 firearm season. Jackson County had the largest harvest last weekend with about 1,500 deer.

The second segment of the 2014 season is Dec. 4-7.



Heavy traffic expected at Chicago airports

More than 1.9 million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago's airports over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The Chicago Department of Aviation says traffic is forecast to increase the most at Midway International Airport. Airlines there expect to see 3 percent more passengers than a year ago for a total of more than 530,000.

O'Hare International Airport is expected to have nearly 1.4 million travelers over the weeklong period. That's a 1.5 percent increase over 2013.



Cloudy, cold, but no new snow today

Today's weather will be cold but not wet, according to the forecast. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature in the low 30s. No rain or snow is in the forecast.

For more weather data, see today's Kenosha News. Visit this website regularly for up-to-the-minute weather data. You can also sign up for News Now weather alerts.



Carthage men prevail at Platteville

The Reds won 73-64 at UW-Platteville on Tuesday night. More coverage to come in Wednesday's issue.



Carthage, Parkside fall in women's hoops

The Carthage and UW-Parkside women's basketball teams each dropped non-conference games on Tuesday night. The Reds fell to Loras (Iowa) College, 62-54, in Dubuque, while the Rangers dropped a 59-54 decision to Upper Iowa, their first loss of the season, in Fayette. For more coverage, pick up Wednesday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.



Bucks beat Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons, 98-86, on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks moved back over the .500 mark to 8-7.


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