January 18, 2017
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W. Virginia sheriff accused of meth theft pleads guilty, resigns

A prosecutor said a newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker has pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office.

Bo Williams entered the plea to a charge of entering without breaking today in Roane County Circuit Court.


Obama says Mideast peace ‘moment may be passing'

President Barack Obama is warning that the "moment may be passing" for a two-state solution to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

Obama said in his final White House news conference that he continues to be worried that the "status quo is unsustainable" in Israel. He said his administration has tried to preserve the possibility of a two-state solution because he does not "see an alternative to it."


Today's forecast: Mild

Mild today with low clouds clearing. High 43, low 30.


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Fugitive wanted in Florida officer's fatal shooting captured

A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando, Fla., police officer was captured today after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said.

The Orlando Police Department tweeted tonight that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd was in custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 fatal shooting of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.


School bus rolls over in single-vehicle crash on I-294

Illinois State Police report a school bus transporting high school students rolled over on Interstate 294 near Justice, Ill., resulting in minor injuries.

Authorities say the driver of the bus, who wasn't identified, suffered a seizure as he drove the bus in the southbound lanes of the interstate outside Chicago.

The driver and two female passengers were taken to area hospitals for evaluation.


Icy roads blamed for massive pileup southwest of Madison

Authorities are blaming icy roads for a massive pileup southwest of Madison.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office estimated 30 to 40 vehicles were involved in the pileup on Highway G in the Town of Primrose. The calls stated coming into the county's 911 center around 4:30 a.m. when drivers found themselves unable to navigate an icy hill and curve.

Vehicles were striking the guard rail, and many ended up in a cornfield.


Napolitano in hospital for cancer

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months, the school system said today, a revelation that came to light only after she was hospitalized with complications.

The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she has or respond to inquiries seeking further details. Her condition was never made public and emerged only after a side effect from her medication sent her to the hospital Monday.


Obama commutes prison sentence of Manning

President Obama largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, The New York Times reports.


Today's forecast: Occasional rain

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain. High: 39; low: 29.


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Rangers win 15th in a row

The UW-Parkside men's basketball team won its 15th consecutive game, 71-66, at Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Lewis on Monday night.

The Rangers (15-1, 7-0 GLVC) also moved into solo first place in the eight-team GLVC East Division.

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



Man charged for August homicide in Kenosha

A West Allis man is facing charges for the August murder of Kenosha resident Bernard Reavers.

Michael W. Cina, 38, was charged Monday with first-degree intentional homicide, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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



Green Bay police warn of kidnapping scam

Green Bay police said local residents are being targeted by phone scammers who claim they're holding a loved one for ransom.

Police said they've been contacted by at least four residents in recent days who say they've been called by scammers trying to get money.

In one case, police said the caller told the person who answered the phone that they were holding his or her daughter and needed money if they wanted to see her again.


Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught

A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.

The suspect was caught in a special operations police raid on a house in a housing complex in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television said. The report said he had been staying in the house belonging to a Kyrgyz friend.


InSinkErator to build new headquarters

InSinkErator has submitted plans to build a new headquarters and lab facility in Mount Pleasant.

InSinkErator, a business of Emerson, has a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Racine, as well as a facility in the Business Park of Kenosha.

The new 85,000-square-foot facility in Mount Pleasant will cost $24 million.


InSinkErator to build new headquarters


Astronaut Gene Cernan dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," has died. He was 82.

Cernan died today following ongoing heath issues, his family said in a statement released by NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs. NASA said Cernan was surrounded by his family.


Today's forecast: Morning ice

Morning ice changing to rain. High: 37; low: 34.


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Changes may be in store for DNR

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker promised to transform the state Department of Natural Resources. And he has, cutting scientists, shrinking its budget and pushing the agency to be more receptive to industry. And even more changes could be in store. Walker and Republican lawmakers, who hold their largest majorities in decades, are pondering whether to eliminate the agency and spread its duties across state government as well as charge people more to get into state parks and to hunt. It all adds up to a picture of a struggling agency no one recognizes any more, critics say.

For more on this story, see Monday's edition of the Kenosha News.


Rally pushes for Obamacare protections

Dozens of residents rallied in downtown Kenosha Sunday, calling for Congress to have a plan in place before repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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




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