May 26, 2016
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Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue

One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.

It happened about 10:15 p.m. tonight at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square.

Brewers win in 13 innings

Jonathan Villar's RBI single in the top of the 13th gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead, and they held on to beat the Atlanta Braves by that score Wednesday night at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Threats mount at Bradford

A reported bomb threat scrawled on a Bradford High School restroom wall Wednesday led school officials to contact police and evacuate the building.

It was the third such incident at Bradford this month, including one Monday - the same day Pleasant Prairie Elementary School received a recorded bomb threat by phone, leading to evacuation and cancellation of classes.

For more, check or see Thursday's newspaper.

Remains of Mequon woman missing since November identified

Authorities said remains found in the Milwaukee River have been identified as those of a Mequon woman who disappeared in November.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office used dental records to identify 53-year-old Jacquelyn Ranallo.

Mequon Detective Chuck O'Connell said the autopsy found nothing suspicious nor any signs of foul play, and the cause of death remains unknown for now. Toxicology test results won't come back for six to eight weeks.

Mars Cheese Castle joins lawsuit challenging Somers-Paris pact

The owners of Mars Cheese Castle are now party to the lawsuit over the controversial intergovernmental agreement between the town of Paris and village of Somers.

For more, check or see Thursday's newspaper.

Wheatland to appeal sex offender placement

The town of Wheatland is appealing a decision of a Racine court to place a registered sex offender in the town, and asking for a stay of the placement until the appeal is decided.

Wheatland attorney Todd Terry said he would file the appeal this afternoon. The basis of the appeal, Terry said, is that Racine County Circuit Judge Allan Torhorst did not allow Wheatland to intervene in the case when he reconsidered the placement of Michael McGee.

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

Village hopes to preserve parts of old Brass Ball School

Paddock Lake officials hope to salvage some of the historical elements of the original Brass Ball School near the intersection of highways 50 and 75, when and if the building's new owner demolishes it.

"There are some architectural features we would like to historically preserve - like a transom window," Village Administrator Tim Popanda said.

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

Cubs beat Cardinals, 9-8

Jake Arrieta improved to 9-0 and the Cubs beat the Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis. For more, see Thursday's Kenosha News.

Watch the afternoon Kenosha News Minute

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: Bradford High School was evacuated this afternoon after a threat was found written on a wall inside the building.


Woman killed in I-94 crash

A Kenosha woman was killed in a one-car accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 94 Wednesday afternoon.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash, which occurred near Highway 142 at about 11:45 a.m.The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department assisted in the crash.

South Carolina governor signs 20-week abortion ban

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation today that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.

The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb.

Wisconsin joins transgender bathroom suit

Wisconsin is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

The lawsuit was announced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and filed in federal court in Texas today.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said he decided to join the lawsuit after discussing it with fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Schimel called the Obama administration directive a "power grab" that won't be tolerated in Wisconsin.

Bradford students allowed back in building

Bradford students have been let back into the building. School staff pulled the fire alarm to evacuate the building after a threat was found written on a wall in the building. Police checked the building, and within 15 minutes allowed students and staff back in.

Bradford evacuated following threat

Bradford High School has been evacuated, following a threat made against the school.

Kenosha Unified officials say the students have been moved to safe locations near the school. The district and Kenosha police are investigating the incident.

DNR board OKs reducing buck-only counties

The state Department of Natural Resources board today unanimously approved shrinking the number of counties where hunters can shoot only bucks this fall.

The board signed off on a fall season framework that makes 10 northern Wisconsin counties buck-only. That's down from 19 counties in 2014 and 12 last year.

Buck-only designations are designed to protect does so they can give birth, leading to a larger herd. DNR Big Game Section Chief Bob Nack told the board that the northern herd appears to be growing again after harsh winters cut their numbers, enabling the agency to reduce the buck-only counties. The framework also includes an antlerless-only, nine-day holiday gun hunt between Christmas and New Year's in 13 southern and central counties.

Central softball No . 1

The Central softball was ranked No. 1 in the latest Division-1 state coached poll, which was released today.

Watch the morning Kenosha News Minute

Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: A judge has upheld a decision to let a sex offender move to Wheatland.


Let the Games begin!

An opening ceremony Tuesday kicked off the ninth annual Olympic Games at Randall Consolidated School - an eight-day, K-8 contest held every four years in anticipation of the Summer Games.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Today's forecast

The weather outlook for today calls for a shower and a thunderstorm; the high will be about 78, the low 64.

Trump, Clinton win Washington's presidential primaries

Donald Trump handily won Washington state's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, even as he shared the ballot with three other candidates who had already dropped out of the contest.

As counties started posting their results shortly after 8 p.m., Trump took a commanding lead with 76 percent of the vote, followed by John Kasich and Ted Cruz, with 10 percent each. Ben Carson garnered 4 percent of the vote in early returns.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton defeated Sanders. She was winning 54 percent to 46 percent in early returns.

Court puts ruling striking down Wisconsin right-to-work on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court has put on hold a Dane County circuit judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.

The court late Tuesday granted the emergency stay request made in April by Attorney General Brad Schimel.

The Republican Schimel argued that the ruling striking down the Republican-authored law signed by Gov. Scott Walker has created confusion and should be put on hold while an appeal is pending.

Unified board approves policy regarding vacancies

With minimal discussion and no disagreements, the Kenosha Unified School Board adopted a revised policy Tuesday night incorporating new state laws for filling board vacancies.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Lawsuit challenges denial of Paris residents' petition

The dispute over a petition to force a referendum on a controversial intergovernmental agreement between the town of Paris and village of Somers is headed to court.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Brewers beat Braves 2-1

Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night. For more, see Wednesday's Kenosha News.

Cubs beat Cardinals, 12-3

Jason Hammel pitched 71/3 stingy innings and had a two-run double as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 12-3 on Tuesday night. For more, see Wednesday's Kenosha News.

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