December 8, 2016
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Annual ceremony honored those who died in 1941 attack

Century-old World War II veteran Ewald Brandes was the center of attention following a commemoration in Kenosha Wednesday of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Brandes, supported by two members of the U.S. Coast Guard, placed a wreath on the Navy memorial overlooking Kenosha Harbor at the ceremony, which is timed to coincide with the moment of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941

Navy Club Ship 40 of Kenosha holds the ceremony each year at the Pearl Harbor Memorial at 52nd Street and Sixth Ave. The memorial includes recognition of the 50 servicemen from Wisconsin killed in the attack; the names are read aloud at the ceremony each year.

Kenosha firefighter wins burger battle

In a battle of burger eaters, Scott Arneberg, an apparatus operator and paramedic for the Kenosha Fire Department reigned supreme Wednesday night at Waterfront Warehouse's competition that pit the firefighter against local police Det. Jason Melichar.

The Waterfront, which is helping the community causes of the two public safety unions, kicked off the fundraising efforts with the burger eating contest. The fundraiser features specially-designed burgers representing each. For each burger sold through the end of the month, the restaurant is donating $1 to the respective organization's causes.

Carthage women cruise past Carroll

The Carthage women's basketball team defeated Carroll 82-69 in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game at Tarble Arena on Wednesday night. The Reds improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the CCIW. For more, visit or pick up Thursday's edition of the News.

Red Men knock off No. 9 North Central

The Carthage men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (5-2 overall) with an 85-75 win over ninth-ranked North Central in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday night. For more, visit or pick up Thursday's edition of the News.

Long standing federal lawsuit returns $3.72M to KUSD

Kenosha Unified and four additional Wisconsin school districts have settled what may be the state's second largest civil lawsuit.

The final settlement reached this week with the Royal Bank of Canada, in a long pending Milwaukee county circuit court lawsuit, recovered failed investments in collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) that were created by RBC.

At the same time, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission announced that it had resolved its regulatory case against Stifel Nicolaus & Co. arising out of the same transactions. That federal case has been pending in Milwaukee for the past five years.

See more in Friday's Kenosha News.

Grant to expand AIDS Resource Center clinics

An organization that serves Kenosha residents at risk for HIV and AIDS will receive a grant of more than $85,000 to expand clinics intended to prevent new infections.

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin - with offices in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay - will receive the grant from Aurora Health Care's Better Together Fund.

The funds will be used to expand the local center's pre-exposure prophylaxis clinics to prevent HIV transmission for high-risk individuals.

For more, see Thursday's Kenosha News.

Appeals court upholds conviction in Nedweski Park murder case

A Kenosha's man murder, kidnapping and sexual assault convictions were upheld Wednesday as an appeals court rejected Joshua Braithwaite's claim jurors improperly saw "sex offender" printed on a file a witness brought to court.

The District II Court of Appeals upheld Circuit Judge Michael Wilk's denying a new trial for Braithwaite, 25, after a jury found him guilty of the July 2012 death of Lashe Zalar, 20, whose body was discovered during a brush fire at Nedweski Park.

See more in Friday's Kenosha News.

Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to start recounting presidential votes has dropped his decision, effectively ending a second look at ballots statewide.

Judge Mark Goldsmith acted tonight, a day after the state appeals court said the Green Party candidate isn't eligible to seek a recount of millions of vote cast Nov. 8.

Nevada man accused of threatening Wisconsin student

A federal grand jury has accused a Las Vegas man of threatening to kill a student at Madison's Edgewood College.

Prosecutors charged 42-year-old Stephen Hemmes on Nov. 10 with using interstate commerce to threaten the student. A grand jury indicted him on that count Wednesday.

According to court documents, Hemmes called an Edgewood security guard on Nov. 9 and threatened to drive to the college to shoot a student who is Hemmes' ex-girlfriend's son.

Local ballot recount to finish Thursday

Kenosha County's presidential ballot hand recount will end today, well before the Dec. 12 deadline.

"There's been no big changes," said County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs. "It's not going to change who got elected here. Even across the state, I don't think it's going to change."

See more in Thursday's Kenosha News.

Shalom Center denied grant, faces major setback

The Shalom Center will not have the funds to renovate a new homeless shelter, a major setback for the local nonprofit.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago denied the shelter's application for an Affordable Housing Program grant of $850,000 for renovation of the proposed shelter site at 4314 39th Ave.

Dow, S&P 500 indexes hit record highs

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election today and set all-time highs.

Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial companies, but they also snapped up stocks that pay large dividends.

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Authorities today charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District Attorney General James Dunn and Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced charges at a news conference today, but released few other specifics about the juveniles or how the fires started.

Man faces charges in break-in

A Kenosha man is expected to be charged with armed robbery after he broke into an 80-year-old woman's apartment Monday armed with a knife.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Today's forecast: Clouds

Cloudy and breezy today, with a high of 30 and a low of 17.

Up to the minute forecast

Car hits building; injuries reported

Rescue crews were called at 10:46 p.m. for a vehicle hitting a building at 75th Street and 30th Avenue.

Injuries and significant damage were reported; the building struck was Bill's Corner Club, 3003 75th St.

Multiple medications kill woman at Tomah VA

An autopsy report shows a woman who died on the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds had ingested multiple drugs at once. The Tomah Police Department said Tuesday that 54-year-old Linda Purcell died at the Veterans Assistance Foundation on the center's grounds Sept. 25. Purcell had been staying at the foundation.

UW looks to raise out-of-state tuition rates

University of Wisconsin System officials are poised to raise out-of-state and graduate tuition rates again to help offset Gov. Scott Walker's resident undergraduate tuition freeze and give their employees raises for the next two years.

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

UW looks to raise out-of-state tuition rates

University of Wisconsin System officials are poised to raise out-of-state and graduate tuition rates again to help offset Gov. Scott Walker's resident undergraduate tuition freeze and give their employees raises for the next two years.

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

Rangers win 7th straight

The UW-Parkside men's basketball team cruised by Saint Xavier (Ill.) 98-68 in a non-conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Rangers improved to 7-1 with their seventh consecutive win. For more, visit or pick up Wednesday's edition of the News.

Health center woes concern county official

A federal investigation into the Kenosha Community Health Center could negatively affect the county's ability to win federal grants and expand health care.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

'Therapuppies' soothe stressed students

As the semester winds down and final exams loom, students at Parkside are cuddling with therapy dogs to beat the stress.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Official: Refrigerator may have caused Oakland warehouse fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it is looking at the possibility that a refrigerator or other appliance was the source of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people.

Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge of the ATF's San Francisco office, said it's too early to say for sure a refrigerator caused the blaze, but she said it was a potential source of ignition. Snyder said investigators are looking at anything electrical on the first floor of the warehouse near where the fire started.

Looking back on the 'Day of Infamy'

The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is Wednesday, and the Kenosha News looks back on the 'Day of Infamy.'

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Curious Kenosha: Seeking the history of Bowfin Ruin

The history of the Bowfin Ruin sculpture, located at Southport Marina, remains a mystery.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

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