October 27, 2016
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Chicago-area man charged with trying to kill officers

A grand jury has handed down an indictment of a suburban Chicago man for allegedly trying to kill two officers on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force during an undercover sting in August.

A statement today from U.S. prosecutors in Chicago said Adan Godinez faces multiple charges that include attempted murder and conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Cubs defeat Indians

The Cubs beat the Indians, 5-1, Wednesday night in Cleveland to even the World Series at one game apiece. For more, see Thursday's Kenosha News.

Unemployment rate continues to fall

Kenosha County's September unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, one of the lowest levels since the recession began in 2007.

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

Man who fled country has bond revoked

A Kenosha convenience store owner who fled the country after being convicted of child enticement had his bond revoked Wednesday.

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

$100,000 bond set in child porn case

A Kenosha man charged with possession of child pornography is being held on $100,000 bond.

Donald M. Jervis, 52, made his initial appearance in court today. Jervis, a retired New Jersey firefighter, is charged with 17 counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child.

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

Wisconsin Democrats ask for election oversight

Wisconsin's Democratic members of Congress want the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the state's monitoring of the election due to concerns with the new voter ID law.

The four Democrats sent a letter today to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking for the oversight. It was signed by Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind.

Car struck by train, driver escapes injury

A car was struck by an Amtrak train in Pleasant Prairie after the driver drove around the crossing barrier.

The driver, in a hurry to get to work, went around the barrier at the tracks on 88th Avenue near the RecPlex. The train struck the rear of the car. No one was injured.

Court nixes rule against hosting underage drinking parties

A Wisconsin appeals court has struck down a Fond du Lac County ordinance that prohibits adults from hosting underage drinkers in their homes.

The case centers on Stuart Muche of Van Dyne. He was cited last year after minors began drinking at his son's graduation party. Muche argued the ordinance is improperly stricter than state law, which prohibits adults from hosting underagers on a premises the adult owns or controls.

Poll: Clinton appears on cusp of commanding victory

Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.

A new Associated Press-GfK poll released today finds the Democratic nominee has grabbed significant advantages over her Republican rival with just 12 days left before Election Day. Among them: consolidating the support of her party and even winning some Republicans.

2 quakes rattle Italy

A pair of "apocalyptic" aftershocks shook central Italy today, crumbling buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.

Two people were injured in the epicenter of Visso, where the rubble of collapsed buildings tumbled into the streets. But the Civil Protection agency had no other immediate reports of injuries or deaths.

Two men charged, warrants issued, in Kenosha homicide

Homicide charges were filed today against two people - a Chicago teenager and a Racine man - in Monday's shooting death of Kenosha resident Willie Owens.

First degree intentional homicide charges were issued today for James Butler, 22, and Latonio Simpson, 16. According to a criminal complaint, both pulled out guns and shot Owens after he intervened when they confronted another man at Owens' home.

Warrants have been issued for Butler and Simpson's arrests.

Scattered power outages in Kenosha

Scattered power outages in Kenosha have knocked out service to about 1,200 households, with non-functioning traffic lights apparently causing numerous minor car crashes around the city.

Police are working on at least two accidents along 52nd Street.

Brighton School tax levy to rise

The Brighton School tax levy will increase slightly due to a drop in state aid.

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

Today's forecast: Breezy, rainy

Breezy with rain today, with rain heavy at times. High 50, low 41.

Up to the minute forecast

Today's forecast: Breezy, rainy

Breezy with rain today, with rain heavy at times. High 50, low 41.

Up to the minute forecast

Trump, GOP take aim at health care law

Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs today in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.

See Wednesday's Kenosha News for more details.

Indians take 1-0 lead on Cubs

Corey Kluber struck out nine in six innings and Roberto Perez homered twice to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Cleveland. Game 2 is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday in Cleveland, with Jake Arrieta scheduled to pitch for the Cubs and Trevor Bauer slated for the Indians.

Paris, Somers take steps toward new pact

The boards for the town of Paris and village of Somers have authorized negotiations to forge a new land pact.

For more, go to www.kenoshanews.com or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Recall election slate set in Paris

Three Paris residents who vowed to unseat the current Town Board members over a land deal with Somers have filed the papers to do just that.

Joe Kolnik, Bob Fliess and Paul Terry will take on board members Virgil Gentz, Ronald Kammerzelt and Kenneth Monson, respectively, in the Nov. 22 recall election.

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

KUSD Board: More teacher compensation ahead

Kenosha Unified School District board members assured teachers Tuesday they will get added compensation above the slight 0.12 percent pay hike the board approved.

Whether that would come in the form of bonuses, merit pay or some other form - or how much additional compensation teachers can expect - was not discussed during Tuesday night's School Board meeting.

However, the money likely would come out of some $4.3 million in unallocated 2016-17 funds under the budget the board adopted at the meeting.

Game 2 to start an hour earlier

CLEVELAND (AP) - With rain in the Cleveland forecast Wednesday night, Major League Baseball has moved up the start time for Game 2 of the World Series by an hour.
The first pitch at Progressive Field is now scheduled for 6:08 p.m.
The Indians' Trevor Bauer is slated to pitch against Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.

UPDATE: Driver out of vehicle

Police report occupant out of vehicle on its side at 45th Street and 24th Avenue, and fire mostly out.

Car on side, on fire at 45th St. and 24th Ave.

Police and firefighters were called a 8:23 p.m. for a report of a vehicle on its side and on fire at 45th St. and 24th Ave.

Initial reports were that a person was trapped in the vehicle.

Firefighters deliver smoke detectors, advice along with pizzas

Some DeRango's Pizza patrons got their pie for free - along with some life-saving advice from firefighters - Tuesday evening.

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

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