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Coast Guard: 5 missing as Alabama sailboats capsize

The Coast Guard says five people are missing after several sailboats participating in a regatta capsized during a storm in Mobile Bay, Ala.

A storm rolled into the area as more than 100 sailboats and as many as 200 people were participating in the Dauphin Island Regatta on Saturday afternoon. At least one person was confirmed dead.

Brewers lose to Cardinals, 5-3

St. Louis lost Adam Wainwright to an injury, then got a boost from Mitch Harris to beat the Brewers, 5-3, on Saturday night. The Brewers fell to 3-15. For more, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Bucks avoid elimination

Jerryd Bayless made a layup as the final buzzer expired to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the teams' first-round playoff series on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Chicago leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is set for Monday night at the United Center in Chicago.

Teens launch clothing boutique with fashion show

Rudie Mitchell and Milena Giles have been BBFs since the fourth grade, and like many girls, enjoy shopping and discussing the latest fashions.

Now the 17-year-olds are taking their mutual interests to the next level by launching an online boutique called Dream Closet.

On Saturday afternoon, they debuted their clothing line at a runway fashion show at the Boys and Girls Club, 1330 52nd St.

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

Earth Day celebration continues to grow

Going green was on the minds of visitors as they streamed into Gateway Technical College Saturday for the eighth annual Celebrate Earth Day.

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

One-woman show to tackle date rape, assault

A one-woman show aims to help educate young people about the threat of drink spiking and drug-facilitated sexual assault.

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

UPDATE: Death toll from Nepal quake nears 1,500

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, collapsing historic buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, fracturing highways and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest. By evening, authorities said, said, at least 1,457 people had died.

Residents reported seeing trails of destruction - collapsed walls, broken windows and fallen telephone poles - as they drove through the capital. At nightfall, they described Kathmandu as a "tent city with supplies of food and water severely limited. Many residents were forced to sleep in the open air.

Nepal earthquake death toll reaches 1,180

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 1,180 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 1,130 people were confirmed dead across Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

Teen shot by cop in Milwaukee

Milwaukee police say an officer shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who allegedly had a semi-automatic handgun.

According to a police news release, two officers responded to an alert from a gunfire location system at about 4:50 p.m. Friday and they stopped a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy.

Police say the younger boy had a semi-automatic handgun. The teen ran but police found him and arrested him along with 16-year-old.

The injurned teen was was in stable condition as of Friday evening.

Police say the officer wasn't injured and was placed on administrative duty, per protocol.

Proposed TIF would aid Salem industrial park

Salem is taking steps toward forming its first TIF district to help fund a new industrial park.

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Today's forecast

Breezy and cooler conditions are in the weather forecast for today, with some rain. The high will be 44 degrees, and the low will be 32.

Hawaii poised to raise smoking age

A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

Outage disrupts Starbucks stores

A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. Stores that had not already closed for the evening were closed early, the company said Friday evening.

Brewers lose to Cardinals, 3-0

Carlos Martinez struck out eight in seven innings, and the Cardinals beat the Brewers 3-0 Friday night in Milwaukee. For more, see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Kenosha woman charged in non-fatal shooting

A 37-year-old Kenosha woman was charged today with injury by negligent use of a weapon after shooting a 40-year-old man Wednesday night in a home the 1800 block of 89th Street.

Tonya Beining said the shooting was accidental, according to the police report. The 40-year-old man told officers he shot himself in the leg and then changed his story, saying the shooting occurred during an argument.

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Tool salesman charged with firing gun, obstructing police

A tool salesman faces charges after his gun went off while he chased thieves down a Kenosha street.

Daniel K. Blough, 33, of Pleasant Prairie, was in an alley in the 2900 block of 64th Street about noon April 17 selling tools out of the back of the truck to several customers, according to the criminal complaint, when he noticed someone in the cab of the truck. He took off after the suspect and his gun went off during the chase.

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Teens charged after high-speed chase

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a high-speed chase and crash on March 31.

Damazz S. Washington, 17, of Kenosha, and Javelle Peeples, 17, of Pleasant Prairie, were arrested after a middle-of-the-night chase stemming from an attempted traffic stop.

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

Volunteers pitch in to clean up downtown Kenosha

About 60 volunteers patrolled through downtown Kenosha today as part of a neighborhood cleanup effort.

Chris Naumann, executive director of Downtown Kenosha Inc., said he hopes to make the effort -- timed around Earth Day -- an annual tradition.

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Flaming-hot pizza bag leads police to alleged robbers

A flaming delivery bag led Kenosha police to the alleged culprits in the robbery of a pizza driver.

Three Kenosha men were charged today for their involvement in the strong-armed robbery in the 2000 block of 62nd Street late Wednesday night.

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Watch the afternoon Kenosha News Minute

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup sponsored by Festival Foods. Our top story is on the Urban Land Institute's recommendations for the Chrysler site.


Exel announces layoffs in Pleasant Prairie

Exel, a logistics company that leases 1 million square-feet of space at LakeView Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie, has announced 98 employees will be laid off effective June 22 as a result of a lost contract.

Exel was providing packing and other services for SC Johnson & Son out of the Pleasant Prairie facility. SCJ will transition its logistics services from Exel to American President Lines.

APL is offering to employ a number of the soon-to-be displaced Exel employees, the majority of which live within a short driving distance to the Pleasant Prairie location. It is unclear if APL will lease the space being vacated by Exel.

Somers New Fire Chief Resigns

Just 8 months into his employment with the Town of Somers Fire Chief Thomas Smith has turned in a notice of resignation.

"I'm choosing to follow other endeavors at this time," the April 23 memo stated in part.

For more on this story pick up Saturday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Sheboygan-area man charged in death of 4-year-old boy

A Sheboygan County man is accused of causing the death of his fiancee's 4-year-old son.

Armando Aguirre, 31, is charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the boy's death last week at the home the couple shared near Cascade.

A criminal complaint says Aguirre told investigations he was playing with the boy and spinning him around while holding onto his legs when the child's head hit the carpeted floor. Doctors at Children's Hospital told investigators the child's head injuries could not have been caused by "glancing" contact with the carpet.

Harley-Davidson recalls 46,000 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. said in documents that gas bubbles can cause the clutch master cylinder to lose its ability to fully disengage the clutch, especially if the bike has been parked for a long time. This could cause a rider to lose control of the motorcycle if it's started in gear.

Suitcase murder trial moved to November

The trial has been pushed back for Steven Zelich, the former West Allis cop charged with murdering a woman here and dumping her body in rural Lake Geneva.

Zelich was to have been tried next month, but will now go before a jury in November. He is accused of strangling a woman he met here for a sexual encounter, keeping her body for about two years before leaving it in a suitcase on a rural roadway. He maintains the woman's death was an accident, and came about during a consensual activity.

Read more later today at www.kenoshanews.com or in Saturday's print edition.


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