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'Hunger Games' tops box office

Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed," which both debuted Wednesday, according to Rentrak estimates today.

Johnson wins Ameche Medal

Shoreland Lutheran's Trey Johnson received the (Alan) Ameche Medal, awarded to the top senior high school football player in Kenosha County, at the 11th annual Ameche Banquet on Sunday night at the Italian-American Club.

For coverage of the event, check kenoshanews.com later tonight or Monday's Kenosha News.

Report: 15K recipients lose food stamps under Wisconsin law

Nearly 15,000 Wisconsin residents lost access to food stamps in the first three months under a new law that requires some recipients to seek jobs, government data shows.

Participants can get three months of FoodShare benefits before being kicked out of the program if they decline to look for work.

About 25 percent of the 60,000 recipients eligible to work were dropped from the program between July and September, the data shows.

Fatal crashes involving stolen vehicles jump in Milwaukee

Police says deaths from crashes involving stolen vehicles are up sharply in Milwaukee.

The city has recorded 10 deaths involving stolen vehicles this year, eight more than in all of 2014. The latest was the death of 50-year-old Darryl Everett Clark. Investigators believe he stole a car Nov. 23 and crashed into a tree going about 70 mph.

Obama honors Paris attack victims

President Barack Obama paid a late-night tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago shortly after his arrival today for climate talks in the French capital.

The American president's motorcade went straight from Orly Airport to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, one of the sites the terrorists struck on Nov. 13.

Marquette beats Jackson State

Haanif Cheatham scored 24 points and Marquette cruised to an 80-61 win over Jackson State on Sunday. For more, see Monday's Kenosha News.

Badgers lose to Oklahoma

Ryan Spangler had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 7 Oklahoma defeat Wisconsin 65-48 on Sunday afternoon. For more, see Monday's Kenosha News.

EU, Turkey agree on deal to stem flow of migrants

The European Union agreed today to give Turkey $3.2 billion in refugee aid and promised to boost relations with the long-standing membership candidate, in return for efforts to curb migration flows.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu proclaimed a "new beginning" for EU-Turkey relations, which have been strained by clashes over territorial issues, democracy and fundamental rights.

A Life Remembered: Pharmacist put people first

The week's A Life Remembered focuses on Phil Berce, a local pharmacist who always put the needs of his patients first.

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

Bucks lose to Hornets

Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and the Hornets overcame the loss of center Al Jefferson to hold off the Bucks 87-82 Sunday. For more, see Monday's Kenosha News.

Reds win at Chicago

The Carthage College women's basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 64-57 non-conference victory at the University of Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

For more details, check kenoshanews.com later tonight or Monday's Kenosha News.

4 found fatally stabbed in Louisiana

Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a couple and their sons, aged 2 and 4, have been found fatally stabbed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home.

Sheriff Newell Normand has identified them in a news release as 46-year-old David Mata, 40-year-old Kelli Mata, 4-year-old Caden Mata and 2-year-old Liam Mata. He says Kelli Mata's 18-year-old daughter by a previous marriage found the bodies when she returned home shortly before midday today from a trip.

Iraqi forces cut Islamic State supply lines

Iraqi forces backed by Iranian-trained militias and U.S. airtrikes have made significant progress in isolating Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province that Islamic State overran in May, according to Iraqi officials, local residents and Western military advisers.

"We have now cut the last supply line of Daesh connecting Ramadi to Syria," said an Iraqi officer who works in the Anbar command center but lacks authorization to speak publicly. "Iraqi forces can now strangle the terrorists inside the city and we should see victory in a few days."

Yuletide decor enchants hundreds at Durkee Mansion

The enchantment of the Yuletide drew hundreds of eager visitors to the Durkee Mansion on Sunday as part of opening weekend of Christmas at the Kemper Center.

In the first 45 minutes, according to organizers, 145 people took in the spirit of the Yuletide, admiring the richly decorated pantry, parlor, dining room and bedrooms of the historic 1860s lakefront mansion of former Sen. Charles Durkee.

Some clouds today

Intervals of clouds and sunshine today. High 42, low 30.

Parkside women win in Alaska

The UW-Parkside women's basketball team finished its three-game trip to Alaska with a 73-63 win over Sonoma State (Calif.) in the Mount McKinley Bank North Star Invitational on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Court in Fairbanks. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News.

Parkside men blown out at home

The UW-Parkside men's basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon, an 84-58 setback to 18th-ranked Ferris State (Mich.) in a non-conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Longtime election clerk has seen it all

After 36 years - 14 as chief election inspector - Pat Kjellander will retire from the Twin Lakes Election Board.

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

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.

Authorities say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people, including a police officer, during an hours-long standoff before surrendering at the Colorado Springs clinic. Police have not disclosed a motive, but the city's mayor, John Suthers, said people can make "inferences from where it took place," referring to the clinic.

Brighton dump reopens to mostly positive reviews

BRIGHTON - After less than a year of using curbside garbage pickup, Brighton residents were mostly all smiles Saturday as they came out for the official reopening of the Brighton dump, located next to the town hall on Highway 142 at Highway 75.

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

Volunteers 'tie one on' to aid those in need

Volunteers tied gloves, scarves and hats to trees in Bain Park Saturday, tagging the items free for the taking.

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


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