Bears storm by 49ers 28-20

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jay Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi's Stadium debut.

Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall, two in the wild fourth quarter, as Chicago erased a 13-point deficit and quieted the sellout crowd.



New York woman crowned Miss America

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 tonight in Atlantic City, N.J.

See Monday's Kenosha News for more details.


Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they've seen better harvests.

Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks. And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.


Packers rally past Jets

The Green Bay Packers overcame an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 victory over the New York Jets in Sunday's home opener at Lambeau Field.



Report: Madison pot arrests higher for blacks

Police in Madison arrest or cite blacks for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate they punish whites, according to data analyzed by the Wisconsin State Journal.

The State Journal examined 18 months of police drug arrests for its report Sunday. The newspaper said the disparity comes despite national surveys that show blacks and whites use pot at about the same rate. The State Journal also noted that blacks in Madison make up more than half the people arrested or cited on marijuana charges, despite accounting for only about 7 percent of the city population.


Walk for Paws raises $8,400 for humane society

Dozens of dogs and their owners took part in the third annual Walk for Paws held Sunday afternoon in Lincoln Park.

The fundraising event has garnered about $8,400 thus far for Safe Harbor Human Society, but was expected to fall short of the nonprofit group's $25,000 goal, organizers said.


Kenosha man strives to keep Pike River clean

For the past five years Jim Zondlak has helped keep the Pike River free of debris through the annual Pike River Revival river cleanup.

This year's event is Saturday.

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



New coalition pushes for transportation spending

The state faces a projected $680 million deficit in its transportation budget, meaning there won't be enough money to pay for existing needs and projects, let alone any new ones.

With that deficit expected to grow to more than $15 billion over the next 10 years, road builders, economic development leaders, local government officials and others with an interest in Wisconsin's transportation priorities have banded together. They have been meeting with state office holders and candidates in the weeks before the Nov. 4 election to make sure policymakers understand the severity of the issue and don't rule out any possible solution, including raising taxes.


Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election today, but without an absolute majority.

With 99 percent of districts counted, the Red-Green bloc headed by the Social Democrats had 43.6 percent of the votes, while the governing coalition got 39.5 percent, official preliminary results showed.


Expansion allows Shoreland more focus on science, engineering

A new wing at Shoreland Lutheran High School aims to boost students' access to science.

Shoreland invested $4.2 million in a 13,800-square-foot addition, which includes two science labs, along with classroom and lab space for the school's STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Academy, a four-year program designed with Project Lead the Way and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Students in the program can earn college credits through MSOE.

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



A Life Remembered: Jeweler was a mainstay in downtown Kenosha

John Klemens loved history: old cars, old television programs and Kenosha's past.

Co-owner of the historic Gottfredsen and Nicoll Jewelers for over four decades, Klemens helped Kenosha couples fashion their history as they bought their engagement rings and wedding gifts.

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



Arab nations offer to launch airstrikes on Islamic State

Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on the Islamic State militant group, lending an important boost to U.S efforts to knit a broad coalition against the advancing extremists, according to a U.S. official.

The nations have offered their help to the Iraqis, who are struggling to halt the group in the country's north and west, or directly to U.S. military officials, the American official said.


'No Good Deed' debuts at No. 1

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.

The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates today.


State corn crop expected to increase

Agricultural officials are projecting an 11 percent increase in the size of Wisconsin's corn harvest this year, a prediction that has farmers worried prices will drop too low for them to make a profit.




Two found dead in Brown County

Officials in Brown County are investigating the deaths of two people in town of Eaton.


WTAQ reports that sheriff's deputies were called to a home about 9 p.m. Saturday. They found the bodies of two people.


Authorities say they don't believe the public is in danger.



Partly sunny

Partly sunny with a high of 62 and a low of 46 degrees. For more weather information, check out today's Kenosha News or visit this website regularly for up-to-the-minute weather data.


North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

A trial has been held in North Korea for U.S. citizen Matthew Miller, who had been detained since April.

The trial was held this morning. Details were not immediately available.


Lancers win second straight

The St. Joseph football team won its second consecutive game with a dominating 26-0 shutout of St. Thomas More in a Metro Classic Conference game at Ameche Field Saturday night.



Boxing returns to Marina Shore

It's been 20 years since Madrigrano's Marina Shore hosted boxing bouts, but they returned Saturday night.

By 7 p.m., just about every available chair was filled. With the live amateur boxing first, and pay-per-view on big screens later, this was a night many were ready to see.

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



Brewers offense listless in loss to Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers mustered just two hits in a 5-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Friday night. Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs in six innings to take the loss for Milwaukee, which remains 1.5 games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second Wild Card spot.



Video purports to show British aid worker slain

Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron is condemning his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement posted late Saturday on his official Twitter account after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video."


Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.

The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy to use a high-powered software program to search private computers throughout the state of Washington for child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice justified the search by arguing that the Navy investigator was searching for child pornography on military installations in Washington when he came across a private computer containing illegal images.


Oktoberfest celebration goes to the dogs

The Dachshund Dash highlighted the popular Oktoberfest celebration Saturday in Paddock Lake, which included music, dancing, food and games for kids.

The event, started in 2011, continues to grow in popularity, organizers said.



Companies willing to pay more for right employees

Some Kenosha County employers, faced with stiffer competition and a small pool of technically trained workers, are willing to pay a little more and in some cases reduce job requirements to find the right employees.

Wages for some jobs in the county have risen by as much as 20 percent, said Rhonda Torres, regional vice president with QPS Employment Group, a placement service with an office in Kenosha.

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



Runners get down and dirty in Pleasant Prairie

The down-and-dirty 5K Mud Run on Satuday run drew about 300 competitors from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois to Prairie Springs Park.

The event included Lil' Mudder for ages 4-7, Mud Run Junior for ages 7-12, a women's only wave and a wave for friends and family who wanted to do the challenge together.

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

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