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Teen injured in Sheboygan falls farm accident

Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls.

According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials arrived at the scene and were able to remove him from the machinery.

The teen was airlifted to Flight for Life to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa. Further information about his condition wasn't available as of Sunday night.



Cloudy and cold

Cloudy and cold with a high of 26 degrees.


Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed cuts to programs that help people with disabilities live independently are being criticized as potentially devastating by advocates and those who use the services.

Walker's proposed budget would expand the state's Family Care program by Jan. 1, 2017, at which point all other long-term care programs would be discontinued, including the IRIS program, which benefits 11,000 adults with long-term care needs. Walker has proposed cutting $14 million in funding to the Family Care program over the next two years.


Kenosha loves its pizza

More than 650 people sample a variety of pizza at the Great Pizza Bake-Off Sunday evening at the UAW Local 72 headquarters.

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



Kenosha author nominated for horror-writing award

Kenosha author Christian A. Larsen's short story, "Cataldo's Copy," is among the 30 stories published in the anthology "Qualia Nous" that was recently nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology by the Horror Writers Association.

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



Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

According to studio estimates today, "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American multiplexes. In second place was the Colin Firth spy thriller "Kingsman: The Secret Service," which made $11.8 million in its third week of release.


Snapshot: Bailiff helps people feel at ease in courtroom

This week's Snapshot feature is on Thomas Karaway, a citizen's bailiff at the Kenosha County Courthouse.

Karaway says his main responsibility is keeping order in the courtroom and making sure everyone feels at ease.

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



A Life Remembered: Aiello was gregarious, kind

Teaching may not have been Fred Aiello's professed career, but it was certainly one of the things he did well.

Aiello, known for his work in the candy business, the Italian American Club and at Roger and Marv's Supervalu, is the subject of this week's A Life Remembered.



Boy safe after falling into water at Eichelman Park

Kenosha Fire Department personnel rescued a boy who had briefly fallen into the water at Eichelman Park on Sunday.

The boy said he fell into the lake while skipping rocks with friends. He was stuck up to his waist in the water and transported to the hospital following the 3:30 p.m. incident. His condition was not known, but he was able to walk to the ambulance at the scene.


Illinois fire victim died of smoke inhalation, burns

An autopsy shows smoke inhalation and burns caused the death of a 58-year-old woman who was trying to save vehicles from a burning garage at her home in the northern Illinois village of Rockton.

Anita Specht was found dead in a vehicle following a Thursday fire. A spokesman for the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said Specht was able to get one vehicle out of the garage and was trapped while trying to back out a second vehicle.


Madison diocese seeks $30M to fund priest training

The Madison Catholic Diocese is turning to its parishioners to help fund the training of priests.

The diocese has seen a surge in the number of priests-in-training, from six in 2003 to the current 33. To educate current and future seminarians, the Madison diocese needs $30 million.


Illinois braces for winter storm

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers about potentially hazardous travel conditions as a winter storm moves through the state.

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 7 inches of snow in portions of central Illinois and 1 to 3 inches in other areas of the state. The storm is expected to continue through Sunday evening.



Ex-White Sox star Minoso dies

Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.

The medical examiner's office did not immediately offer further details. There is some question about Minoso'sage but the White Sox say he was 92.

Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. The White Sox retired his No. 9 in 1983 and there is a statue of Minoso at U.S. Cellular Field.



Mostly cloudy and chilly

Mostly cloudy and chilly with a high of 28 degrees and a low of 11. For more weather information, check out today's Kenosha News or visit this website regularly for up-to-the-minute weather data.


Jazz hold off Bucks 82-75

The Milwaukee Bucks came up short on the road against the Utah Jazz. Milwaukee only had three players score in double figures. Khris Middleton led the team with 18 points. Click over to kenoshanews.com for more coverage.



U.S. drone strike in Yemen kills 3 suspected al-Qaida fighters

A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said.


GIRLS HOOPS: St. Joseph wins

The St. Joseph girls basketball team defeated Racine St. Catherine's 51-33 in a WIAA Division-4 regional final at St. Joseph.

The Lancers will play Whitefish Bay Dominican at 7 p.m. Thursday at Racine Case in a sectional semifinal.




Brazil arrests U.S. sect leader wanted on sex charges

Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.


Appraisal event reveals items' true worth

Attendees at Saturday's "What's It Worth?" appraisal event at the Kenosha Public Museum learned the true worth of their valuable items.

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That History Column looks at parks' namesakes

Ever wonder about the namesakes of all those parks in Kenosha? Diane Giles has the answers in this month's history column.

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



Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.

Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz came in third in the contest with 11.5 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 11.4 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 8.3 percent. All of the other names listed received under 5 percent.


Diversity Summit to focus on religious tolerance

Religious tolerance is the theme for the third annual Diversity Summit, which begins this week at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

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Rally against Wisconsin anti-union measure smaller than 2011

Thousands of Wisconsin union workers rallied at the Capitol Saturday to protest a "right-to-work" proposal that would outlaw the mandatory payment of union dues, but the crowd was much smaller than those in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker's law stripping public sector unions of much of their power.


Former Knicks Mason dead

Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.


The Knicks confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News. He had been battling heart problems.



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Mostly sunny and bitterly cold with a high of 19 degrees and a low of 12.

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