September 27, 2016
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Committee delays vote on Airbnb licensing

The Kenosha Public Safety and Welfare Committee on Monday deferred a vote on an ordinance that would license Airbnb vendors in the city.

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



Today's forecast: Thickening clouds

Breezy with thickening clouds. High: 64; low: 47.


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Efforts underway for home for sex trafficking survivors

A national organization that advocates for survivors of sex trafficking is seeking assistance to purchase a home in the Kenosha area to safely house them.

The home would be the first in the state for Selah Freedom, the Sarasota Fla.-based non-profit organization that has been helping bring awareness of the issue of sexual slavery and human trafficking to the national forefront since 2009. A representative of Selah spoke with members of the Junior Woman's Club Monday night to promote ways to help, including an upcoming golf outing Thursday at the Kenosha Country Club.



Clinton, Trump clash at debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled tonight over trade, taxes and how to bring good-paying jobs back to the United States as they opened their first face-to-face presidential debate.

See Tuesday's Kenosha News for more details.


City to pay $25,000 for velodrome fix

It will cost the city of Kenosha $25,000 to fix the newly renovated Washington Park Velodrome.

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



Colombia, rebels sign historic peace deal

Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord this evening, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

Underlining the importance of the deal, President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 297-page agreement before a crowd of 2,500 foreign dignitaries and special guests, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.


Man faces charges of sexual assault of child

A Kenosha man is being held on $35,000 cash bond, facing charges that he sexually assaulted a child and a teenager.

John R. Angelici, 50, was charged Monday with repeated sexual assault of a child, first-degree sexual assault of a child under 12, and repeated sexual assault of a child. A fourth criminal count, third-degree sexual assault, was dismissed.

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



Sheriff: Man brought gun to salon


A Racine man who turned up outside a former girlfriend's workplace with a weapon earlier this month made his first appearance in court Monday.

Casey Pruitt, 25, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, substantial battery, strangulation and suffocation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500.


Kenosha News Minute ready for watching

The Kenosha News Minute is ready for watching. Our top story: A Kenosha man is charged with multiple counts of child sex assault, for incidents going back more than 10 years.


Kenosha News Minute




State election officials send out voter registration cards

Wisconsin election officials have started mailing postcards to hundreds of thousands of people telling them how to register to vote.

State lawmakers passed a measure earlier this year requiring Wisconsin to join a multi-state consortium that works to identify eligible voters who haven't registered and informs them how to get on the books.


Archival Revival: Safe Harbor Humane Society

This week's Archival Revival tells the story of the century-old Safe Harbor Humane Society, and how it got its start here - twice.



Metra station elevator out of service

Metra reports the Kenosha elevator is out of service. The recommended alternative accessible location is Withrop Harbor.



A Life Remembered: The thinking man

This week's A Life Remembered focuses on Rudy Ferraro, an engineer who enjoyed mental puzzles and intellectualism.

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



Today's forecast: Windy

Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High: 67; low: 47.


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Reality bites: Fall fish run off to a slow start

The fall fish run for area anglers is underway, with salmon and trout making their annual trek to spawn upstream in the Pike River.

However, according to those who fish regularly, the fish aren't biting as much as they have hoped.

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



Skateboard deck honors pier legends

Two of Kenosha's iconic "pier" peers -- Frank Lenfestey Jr. and John Burhani -- have a special skateboard deck dedicated to their memories.

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



Boards to meet in old Somers Town Hall

The village and town boards will be hold their respective regular meetings on Tuesday at the original 1857 Somers Town Hall, preserved at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary.

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



Arnold Palmer dies

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87. During more than a five-decade career, Palmer won four Masters titles, the Open twice and two U.S. Opens.


'Magnificent Seven' debuts at No. 1

Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend.

Sony Pictures' estimate today for "The Magnificent Seven" had the film far ahead of the week's other new release, Warner Bros.' "Storks." The animated movie, starring Andy Samberg as a baby-delivering stork, opened with $21.8 million.


Snapshot: Local woman turns puppets into career

This week's Snapshot focuses on Jill Frederickson, 44, a puppeteer and a puppet maker who has launched her own business.

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



Packers defeat Lions

The Packers took a 31-3 lead late in the second quarter then held on to beat the Lions, 34-27, Sunday. For more, see Monday's Kenosha News.



Pence to hold rally in Waukesha

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is coming to the same conservative Wisconsin city the day before Donald Trump.

Pence's campaign said the Indiana governor will hold a rally Tuesday night in Waukesha. Trump is slated to be there Wednesday.


Rains wash away once-promising crops in western Wisconsin

Floods and mudslides are washing away promising-looking corn and soybean crops in western Wisconsin.

Before the flood, farmers in the western part of Wisconsin were looking at a potentially record-setting harvest after a near-perfect growing season.


Battling Alzheimer's, one step at a time

The 16th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, raised funds for research, education and other programs to help families touched by Alzheimer's and dementia.

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



Today's forecast: Shower or storm

An afternoon shower or heavy thunderstorm. High: 78; low: 54.


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