A morning shower in the forecast

Cooler with a passing morning shower. High: 61; low: 41.

Brewers beat Pirates, 1-0

Logan Schafer hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 43rd save as the Milwaukee Brewers kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night at PNC Park.

Milwaukee, which has seven games remaining, trails Pittsburgh by 3 1/2 games for the second NL Wild Card playoff spot. The series concludes Sunday afternoon.

Questions linger about Turkish hostages' release

Experts Saturday had doubt about the claims of Turkish authorities that they freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

For more on this story, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Volunteers help clean up Pike River

A lawn mower, a computer, and 15 tires - including a giant tractor tire - were among the debris pulled out of the water during the annual Pike River Revival Saturday.

Launched in 2007 by an avid kayaker hoping to clean up the river, the Pike River Revival now draws volunteers including Boy Scouts, church groups and supporters of the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association, all hoping to improve conditions in the river that flows through Somers and Kenosha before pouring into Lake Michigan at Alford Park.

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

Birds, butterflies the stars at Pringle festival

Those who slept in Saturday missed the chance to enjoy the outdoors and get close up with some feathered friends at the annual Fall Fest at Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods Park.

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

Actress, singer Polly Bergen dies

Actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

Memorial service held for actress, activist Ruby Dee

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.

For more on this story, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

U.S. stops spying on friendly W. European countries

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

For more on this story, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon

A suicide car bomber killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia in eastern Lebanon Saturday, the state-run news agency reported, in another sign that the war in Syria is spilling over into its eastern neighbor.

Badgers beat Bowling Green, 68-17

Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 19 Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards to trample Bowling Green 68-17 Saturday. For more, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Safety Fair draws a crowd

If you spotted a column of black smoke coming from the parking lot of Sam's Club in Somers about noon today, it wasn't a car fire you were seeing.

It was a sofa.

To be more specific, it was a room burn demonstration, part of the eighth annual Kenosha County Safety Fair.

For more on this story along with photos, check Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Racine man convicted of murder

A Racine man has been convicted in a 2006 beating that was so severe the victim lapsed into a coma for 18 months before he died.

A jury deliberated for less than four hours Friday before convicting 35-year-old Dale M. Patterson. He was found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide.

He faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 12.

Prosecutors say Patterson attacked 42-year-old Michael P. Griffith outside a bar. Patterson allegedly body-slammed him, punched him in the face five times and kicked him in the head while he lay prone.

Packers purchase strip mall

The Green Bay Packers franchise is gobbling up more land around Lambeau Field.

Brown County real estate records show the business entity created by the Packers, Green Bay Development, has purchased a strip shopping center for $725,000.

The team plans to develop land west of Lambeau Field to generate non-football revenue.

Press-Gazette Media says the team now owns about 62 acres near Lambeau Field. The land is assessed at about $45 million.

Today's weather: Thunderstorms

Heavy thunderstorms are expected today, with a high of 76 degrees and a low of 56.

County high school football finals

Wilmot 21, Elkhorn 7
Racine Horlick 33, Tremper 27, (after 3 OT)
Indian Trail 41, Racine Park 13
St. Catherine's 32, St. Joseph 14
Racine Case 32, Bradford 28
Badger 34, Central 13

United Way campaign kickoff goes 'Great Gatsby' inside airplane hangar

With growing demand for services among recipient charitable organizations, the United Way of Kenosha County held part two tonight of its annual campaign kickoff for 2014, hoping to reverse a downward trend that has seen annual contributions from 2010-2013 dip by $100,000.

The well attended gala event, hosted by Kenosha Aviation at Kenosha Regional Airport, drew leaders and representatives from area businesses, education, social service agencies bedecked in tuxes, spats, snap-brim hats, flapper outfits, costume jewelry and high heels in keeping with "The Great Gatsby" 1920s theme.

Read more about this story later at www.kenoshanews.com or in Saturday's Kenosha News.

PREP FOOTBALL: Indian Trail wins

Indian Trail defeated Racine Park 41-13 in a Southeast Conference football game Friday night in Racine. For more, see kenoshanews.com or pick up Saturday's News.

Brewers lose to Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday night.

PREP FOOTBALL: Wilmot tops Elkhorn

Wilmot toppled Elkhorn 21-7 in a Southern Lakes Conference football game on Friday night in Elkhorn. For more see kenoshanews.com later or pick up Saturday's News.

UPDATE: White House evacuation due to fence jumper

Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

The incident occurred just minutes after President Barack Obama and his daughters left the White House on Friday evening aboard Marine One on their way to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Obama and his family were to spend the weekend.

White House staffers and Associated Press journalists inside the West Wing were evacuated by Secret Service officers, some with their weapons drawn.

UW-Parkside wins 2-1 over Rockhurst

Women's soccer team won 2-1 over Rockhurst Friday night. Rockhurst was ranked 20th in the nation and the Rangers were 23rd. Freshman Bailey Reed scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation.

White House reportedly evacuated

The White House in Washington, D.C., has been evacuated, CNN News is reporting. The reason for the evacuation has not yet been announced.

See more coverage in the Kenosha News Saturday and here on this website.

Apple fans line up for latest iPhones

Featuring a larger screen, improved battery life and a number of tech-savvy upgrades, Apple's iPhone 6 arrived in stores Friday morning and local consumers lined up to buy it.

"The demand for the iPhone is always great," said Pete Korakian, general manager of Best Buy, 7021 120th Ave. "It's a great device that customers are always excited about."

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Plan commission approves Pennoyer Park plan

The master plan for Pennoyer Park successfully passed through another level of municipal approval Thursday, when the City Plan Commission voted in favor of the plan.

Pennoyer Park's master plan calls for improvements to the park's bathrooms, parking lot and walkways. It also calls for a redesigned band shell, including disabled-accessible seating, and a new walking bridge over the Pike River.

For more on this story, check back to kenoshanews.com and see Saturday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Packers' Bulaga may play against the Lions

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is listed as questionable for its NFC North road matchup against the Detroit Lions.

Bulaga suffered a knee injury in the Packers' season-opening loss at Seattle and didn't play in their big comeback win over the New York Jets last Sunday.

As he did last week, Bulaga practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday this week. He looked to be moving around better with a protective brace on his injured left knee.


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