February 13, 2016
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Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup

A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.

Trooper Justin Summa said three fatalities had been confirmed and an unknown number of critically injured patients were flown to hospitals. Seventy more were transported by ambulance to other facilities following the crash in Interstate 78 in Fredericksburg.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia reported dead

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was reportedly found dead at a ranch in Texas today.

Death was reportedly due to natural causes.

Parkside women lose at Quincy

The UW-Parkside women's basketball team dropped a 70-67 Great Lakes Valley Conference game to 20th-ranked Quincy on Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Arena in Quincy, Ill. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Fox River Park to close Monday

Fox River Park in Salem, with it's hiking trail, sledding hill and disc golf course will be temporarily closed to the public due to unsafe conditions during the ash tree removal program, beginning Monday.
Over 2,600 ash trees are slated to be removed in county parks by a logging company due to emerald ash borer damage.
Petrifying Springs Park will remain closed due to the removal of trees and is expected to reopen on February 20.

Fire at 1323 50th St.

Kenosha Fire Department are fighting a fire at a one story flat-topped building at 1323 50th St. The alarm was called in by railroad workers who saw black smoke pouring out of a window.

Gunman surrenders

An all-night standoff with a barricaded armed man ended this morning when police took the gunman into custody peacefully about 8:30 this morning.

A call came into police dispatch at 11 p.m. last night that a bullet had been fired through the ceiling of a flat at 7029 35th Ave.

No injuries were reported and the man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Check back at kenoshanews.com for more information.

Elections board predicts 10 percent turnout Tuesday

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is predicting about 10 percent of eligible voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the spring primary election.

The Feb. 16 primary election includes the three-way Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Court of Appeals Judge Joanne Kloppenburg, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joe Donald and recently appointed state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley. Other items on the ballot include races for circuit court judgeships and local government seats.

Commercial flights between the US and Cuba could resume as early as this fall

The Obama administration will allow U.S. air carriers to start regular scheduled commercial flights to and from Cuba as early as this fall for the first time in more than 50 years, U.S. officials said Friday.

Air travel could resume with up to 20 daily scheduled round-trip flights to Havana, and 10 flights to nine other airports around the island nation.

Bitterly cold

Mostly sunny and bitterly cold with a high of 11 degrees and a low of -1.

This night's all about Lily

The family of Lily Lachman has a message for Kenosha: "Thank you, a big thank you for your support." The Jeffery Elementary first-grader has been at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin since Dec. 1, after she was diagnosed with a heart infection and told she needed a transplant.

In honor of Lily, Friday night's Southeast Conference basketball doubleheader between Tremper and Bradford became the Lily Lachman Benefit Games. Dozens of passionate students and volunteers sold T-shirts and concessions to help shoulder the costs of her treatments.

Corrections chief resigns amid youth prison investigation

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall has resigned amid an investigation into abuse allegations at the state's youth prison, the governor's office said Friday as news emerged that the FBI had taken over the inquiry.

Gov. Scott Walker's staff said Wall submitted his letter of resignation on Feb. 5. He will be replaced by Jon Litscher, who served as the corrections secretary more than a decade ago.

PREP HOOPS: Tremper sweeps Bradford

Tremper swept Bradford in a girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Tremper.

Tremper won the girls game 64-37 and took the boys tilt 78-68.

More at kenoshanews.com later and in Saturday's News.

Brewers trade Khris Davis to A's

The Brewers traded Khris Davis to the A's on Friday for two prospects - catcher Jacob Nottingham and pitcher Bubby Derby. For more, see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Watch the afternoon Kenosha News Minute

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: Demolition project moving forward at the Keno Drive-In.


Vehicle in ditch near airport

Law enforcement are at the scene of a crash near the airport, after a vehicle went off the road during a pursuit.

According to radio reports, the vehicle was stopped on I-94, and when the driver was removed from the car, the passenger slid into the driver's seat and took off. The vehicle went into the ditch as it was traveling east on 52nd Street between 100th and 88th avenues.

Watch the morning Kenosha News Minute

Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: Gateway Technical College unveils its Promise Program.


Threat at Indian Trail High School not credible

A 15-year-old student joking about a shooting at Indian Trail High School sparked a police investigation overnight.

Kenosha Police were called at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday after school administrators learned that a student had been talking about a shooting occurring at the school today. Police found there was no credible threat. School was open as usual today, and parents were informed of the issue through an automated phone call, school officials said.

Today's forecast

Brisk and very cold. High: 18; low: -2 degrees.

Committee recommends lighting for softball field

The Somers Park Committee on Thursday recommended that the Village Board look at streamlining a proposed project to light a softball field at Memorial Park in time for the youth league's season this spring.

The newly formed committee at its first meeting since being established this week passed the resolution, which includes a quote from at least one company of $120,000 for replacing failing bulbs on the 40-year-old lighting system. The committee, however, based its approval contingent on receiving a second bid and that the Village Board to consider bonding to pay for the project.

UWP men outlast Truman State in OT

A 40-point performance by Andy Mazurczak lifted the UW-Parkside men's basketball team to a 102-96 overtime win over Truman State in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at Pershing Arena in Kirksville, Mo., on Thursday night. For more, pick up Friday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Bucks win

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Washington Wizards 99-92 in Milwaukee.


Junior Sidney Cooks scored her 1,000th career point as the second-ranked St. Joseph girls basketball team downed Whitefish Bay Dominican 62-51 tonight.

Clinton, Sanders square off in Milwaukee debate

Hillary Clinton embraced rival Bernie Sanders' call for fixing a "rigged" economy that favors the wealthy in tonight's Democratic debate in Milwaukee, but said the Vermont senator's plans to pay for it add up to promises "that cannot be kept." See Friday's Kenosha News for more details.

Parkside, Carthage Dems like Sanders

A random sampling on the eve of tonight's Democratic debate in Milwaukee indicates Bernie Sanders is the preferred candidate for students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College.

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

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