July 25, 2016
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Today's forecast

Mostly sunny and less humid in the afternoon. High: 87; low: 63.


Severe storms knock out power in Chicago

Severe storms have knocked out power to thousands of people and snarled public transit in the Chicago area.

The Chicago Transit Authority said service along parts of three train lines was temporarily suspended this evening.


Woodchucks sweep Kingfish

The Wisconsin Woodchucks swept the Kenosha Kingfish by identical 7-6 scores in a Northwoods League doubleheader Sunday at Simmons Field.

For more on the games, check out kenoshanews.com later and Monday's paper.



Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany

Police in the southern German city of Ansbach said Monday a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others.

Ansbach police said in a statement that just after 10 p.m. today they were alerted to an explosion in the city center.


St. Paul's dedicates new playground

The rain held off for a special blessing of a new playground at St. Paul's Lutheran Church after services on Sunday.

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



Local shelters overflowing with cats, kittens

There are way too many kittens and cats in local animal shelters, and officials are offering specials to encourage adoption.

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



Troyanek wins Men's County Open

Andrew Troyanek won his third Men's County Open golf title in four years on Sunday at Brighton Dale Links.

For more, read kenoshanews.com later and Monday's Kenosha News.



Cubs rally to beat Brewers

The Chicago Cubs used a five-run seventh inning to erase a 4-1 deficit, then held on for a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

For more, read kenoshanews.com later and Monday's Kenosha News.



Police arrest teen in birthday party robbery

A Kenosha teen was arrested in connection with a robbery Friday at the Southport Beach House in which a 16-year-old was injured.

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





'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

"Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

Paramount's latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates today, knocking Universal's "The Secret Life of Pets" from the No. 1 spot.


High levels of lead found in water of 99 Chicago schools

Chicago Public School officials said testing has found high levels of lead in the water of 99 of the district's schools.

Officials said all the schools had at least one sink or water fountain that had water with more lead than the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "action level" of 15 parts per billion.


Wasserman Schultz to resign at end of convention

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said today she is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week's convention.

The Florida congresswoman has been under fire following the publication of hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries.


Chicago police officers, families hold vigil for law enforcement

A group of Chicago police officers and family members gathered outside a police district station to hold a prayer vigil for an officer shot last week and others killed nationwide in recent weeks.

Those attending today's vigil outside the 1st District station said it was meant as a show of solidarity for law enforcement and their families. "Blue Lives Matter" posters were on display, and small children held posters reading "We Love Police."


Suspect leads chase, crashes stolen vehicle in Zion

Authorities arrested a man who led Kenosha County and Pleasant Prairie law enforcement officers on a chase that ended with him crashing his vehicle south of Highway 165 in Zion, Ill.

The man allegedly broke through construction barricades at Highway 50 and Interstate 94 and drove on the wrong side of the road in the 6:45 a.m. incident before traveling into Zion where he was eventually arrested. Authorities found a loaded handgun and drugs in his vehicle. Zion police took him into custody.



Longtime west-end teacher to retire

After nearly a half-century, All Saints Catholic School West in Paris is losing one of its legends with the retirement of teacher Sue Kaminski.

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



Afternoon thunderstorm

A drenching thunderstorm this afternoon. High: 94; low: 68.


Ryan rallies local Republicans

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan preached the importance of party unity to his fellow Republicans at Saturday's GOP picnic in Pleasant Prairie.

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



DNC rules meeting agrees to a compromise on superdelegates

The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.


Brewers top Cubs

The Brewers defeated the Cubs, 6-1, at Miller Park on Saturday night. For more, see Sunday's Kenosha News.



Rain washes out Kingfish

The Kenosha Kingfish's home game Saturday against Wisconsin was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday, beginning at 1:05 p.m. The second game will follow 30 minutes after the first. Fans with tickets Saturday can exchange them for another game this season, depending on availability, according to a press release on the team's website.



Storms knock out power to thousands

Some 3,000 Kenosha County residents are without power after storms rolled through the area Saturday afternoon.

According to We Energies, the highest concentration of outages is centered near 60th Street and 52nd Avenue. Other outages are being reported in Somers and multiples parts of Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha.




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