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Parkside women win in Alaska

The UW-Parkside women's basketball team finished its three-game trip to Alaska with a 73-63 win over Sonoma State (Calif.) in the Mount McKinley Bank North Star Invitational on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Court in Fairbanks. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Parkside men blown out at home

The UW-Parkside men's basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon, an 84-58 setback to 18th-ranked Ferris State (Mich.) in a non-conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Longtime election clerk has seen it all

After 36 years - 14 as chief election inspector - Pat Kjellander will retire from the Twin Lakes Election Board.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com or see Sunday's newspaper.

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.

Authorities say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people, including a police officer, during an hours-long standoff before surrendering at the Colorado Springs clinic. Police have not disclosed a motive, but the city's mayor, John Suthers, said people can make "inferences from where it took place," referring to the clinic.

Brighton dump reopens to mostly positive reviews

BRIGHTON - After less than a year of using curbside garbage pickup, Brighton residents were mostly all smiles Saturday as they came out for the official reopening of the Brighton dump, located next to the town hall on Highway 142 at Highway 75.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com or see Sunday's newspaper.

Volunteers 'tie one on' to aid those in need

Volunteers tied gloves, scarves and hats to trees in Bain Park Saturday, tagging the items free for the taking.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com or see Sunday's newspaper.

Lawsuit filed in mother's death

A man whose parents died hours apart has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance company, blaming the driver for going too fast and a paramedic for failing to secure his mother as she rode along taking her dying husband to hospice care.

The Wisconsin State Journal newspaper reports that Bruce Huibregtse is seeking unspecified compensation in the 2012 deaths.

The lawsuit, filed in Dane County, says Don Huibregtse was ill with cancer and his wife, Laurel, planned to be by his side in his final moments. It says she hit her head when the emergency vehicle stopped suddenly and that she later died of her injuries.

High of 38 expected

Today's forecast call for a high of 38 with partly cloudy skies. Tonight's low will dip to 24.

Expect a high of 41 on Sunday with light winds.

St. Joseph beats Vincent

The St. Joseph boys basketball team opened its season by defeating Milwaukee Vincent 61-58 on Friday in the Fresh Coast Classic at UW-Milwaukee's Klotsche Center. For more, pick up Saturday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

UPDATE: 3 killed, 9 wounded in Planned Parenthood attack

A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.

Two people and a police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs were killed in the rampage, law enforcement officials said.

For more, see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile's northern region but authorities said there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of Friday's quake was 43 miles north-northwest of Taltal. It hit at 6 p.m. local time.

Elsie Mae's Tasting Success

Kelly Deem established Elsie Mae's Cannery & Pies three years ago, the business has relocated and now operating out of larger quarters has expanded her food items to include fruit and meat pies, bloody mary mix, cheese and fish spreads and much more. Elsie Mae's earned a Wisconsin business award and will compete in a national competition for women-owned businesses.

For more see www.kenoshanews.com or Saturday's Kenosha News.

Parkside women fall again in Alaska

The UW-Parkside women's basketball team was defeated 88-77 by Alaska-Fairbanks in the Rangers' second game (and loss) at the Mount McKinley Bank North Star Invitational on Friday at Alaska Airlines Court in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more, pick up Saturday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Bucks hammered by Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks were defeated 114-90 by the Orlando Magic in Orlando on Friday night. For more, pick up Saturday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Christmas tree lighting draws hundreds

The chilly weather and Black Friday fatigue didn't stop hundreds from turning out for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and festivities.

The downtown "Lightin' Up Downtown Kenosha" celebration began at the Kenosha Public Museum with a large model train display and plenty of live music.

For more information, visit KenoshaNews.com or see Saturday's paper.

UPDATE: Mayor says gunman in custody IN Colorado shooting

The mayor of Colorado Springs says a gunman in a shooting attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic is in custody.

Mayor John Suthers says he did not have any further details. A shootout and standoff between the gunman and officers had been going on for hours Friday at the clinic.

Police say 11 people, including five officers, have been transported to area hospitals. Authorities do not have any further details on those wounded or whether there had been any fatalities in the attack.

Prosecutors, judges differ over naming victims

The Kenosha County district attorney's office and some of the county's judges are at odds over naming victims of crimes in criminal complaints.

Names of children and victims of sexual assaults are typically kept out of charging documents, with prosecutors using initials and dates of birth to identify people in those sensitive crimes. For some time this year, the office expanded that to include victims in domestic violence cases, particularly the more serious ones that included crimes like stalking and strangulation.

For more on this story, check kenoshanews.com and see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Teen charged as adult in pizza driver robberies

A 16-year-old Kenosha girl has been charged in adult court for a string of pizza delivery person robberies and a convenience store burglary.

Kiara M. Murray is charged with armed robbery, conspiring to commit armed robbery and using pepper spray to commit a crime, as well as burglary and theft. If convicted, she could be sentenced to prison. Timothy Medley, 15, is also charged as an adult in the burglary.

For more on this story, check kenoshanews.com and see Saturday's Kenosha News.

October unemployment up slightly in city, county

Kenosha County's unemployment rate rose slightly, to 4.3 percent, in October.

The unemployment rate in the city of Kenosha was 4.9 percent, slightly higher than September's 4.7 percent rate but dramatically lower than the 5.9 percent rate reported for October a year ago, according to statistics released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

For more on this story, check kenoshanews.com and see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Proposed bill would impound cars if drivers lack license

Drivers without valid licenses who are pulled over by police would have to immediately surrender their cars under a bill proposed by a Republican legislator.

Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, of New Berlin, began circulating the bill for co-sponsors on Tuesday. He said in a memo to his fellow lawmakers that the bill would help stop drunken drivers who have lost their licenses from getting behind the wheel.

"We have to stop letting reckless drivers continue to negatively impact the lives of anyone who gets inside a vehicle," he said in a news release. "It could happen to your family or someone you know next."

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Police: Active shooter near Colo. Planned Parenthood clinic

Police are responding to a report of an active shooter near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The situation has not been stabilized, police Lt. Catherine Buckley said. She had no further details.

Ambulances and police vehicles were lined up near an intersection and police told people via Twitter to stay away from the "active shooter scene" because it was not secure.

Chicago police shooting protesters hit Michigan Avenue

Marchers protesting the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer took over North Michigan Avenue this morning at the height of post-Thanksgiving shopping in Chicago's most famous retail district, blocking traffic and causing some stores to lock their doors in the biggest public display since the video of the incident was made public this week.

More than 1,000 people took part in the march, and it saw some of the highest-profile protesters so far.

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Former Dane Co. deputy seeks release from mental institution

A former Dane County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed his wife and her sister last year is asking to be released from the mental institution where he's committed.

Andrew Steele, 41, had pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide for the Aug. 22, 2014, shooting deaths of his 39-year-old wife, Ashlee Steele, and her sister, 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minn.

But a jury found Steele, who has the degenerative disease ALS, was not legally responsible for their deaths due to a mental disease or defect. He was committed to state mental hospital, but under Wisconsin law he can petition for release every six months.


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