Bears lose

The Chicago Bears lost to the Seattle Seahawks 34-6 in a preseason game on Friday night in Seattle.



Milwaukee demonstration leads to sit-in

More than 100 people demonstrating over a Missouri teen fatally shot by a police officer staged a sit-in at a Milwaukee courthouse.

The racially diverse group had rallied Friday at Red Arrow Park in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black male who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

After the rally concluded, the demonstrators entered the Municipal Court building, where they staged impromptu sit-in.


Space-X rocket explodes during test flight

An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said late Friday.

Nobody was injured in the explosion at the test site in McGregor, Texas. The test flight involved a three-engine version of the company's reusable Falcon 9 rocket.


West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.

In another ominous turn in the crisis, NATO said it has mounting evidence that Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine and launching artillery attacks from Ukrainian soil - significantly deeper involvement in the fighting than the West has previously alleged.


Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said.

Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, and others. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.


Brewers lose to Pirates, 8-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored 3 runs in the second inning and went on to beat the Brewers, 8-3, in Milwaukee on Friday night. For more, see Saturday's Kenosha News.



Packers down Raiders, 31-21

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders 31-21 in a preseason game in Green Bay on Friday night.



FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBLAL FINALS

COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL FINALS THURSDAY

Indian Trail 27, Plymouth 19

FRIDAY

Wilmot 24, New Berlin Eisenhower 14

Tremper 54, Milwaukee Bradley Tech 12

Arrowhead 33, Bradford 0

Big Foot 21, Central 7

Williams Bay 28, Christian Life 6

Clinton 45, Shoreland 27

Note: St. Joseph plays Saturday



PREP FOOTBALL: Big Foot 21, Central 7

Central opened its fooball season with a 21-7 loss to Big Foot in Walworth. For more, see kenoshanews.com later or pick up Saturday's News.



PREP FOOTBALL: Tremper wins

The Tremper High School football team opened its season with a 54-12 win over Milwaukee Bradley Tech on Friday night at Ameche Field. For more, see kenoshanews.com or pick up Saturday's paper.



PREP FOOTBALL: Wilmot 24, New Berlin Eisenhower 14

Wilmot High School opened its football season with a 24-14 road win over New Berlin Eisenhower. For more, see kenoshanews.com later or pick up Saturday's Kenosha News.



PREP FOOTBALL: Arrowhead 33, Bradford 0

Bradford High School opened its football season with a 33-0 loss to Arrowhead at Jaskwhich Stadium on Friday night.



Wilson students celebrate Native American culture

Students at Wilson Elementary School celebrated Native American culture today with a presentation by Amy Hernandez Maack.

To read the whole story, click here or see Saturday's Kenosha News.


Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the probe.

The center contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in traffic and cut off devices powered by electricity. The allegation covers Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler, and other models.


Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer.

The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine. Officials say the drug may activate cells in the immune system so they can attack cancer cells.

The archdiocese says George is continuing treatment at Loyola University Medical Center, and that he's maintaining his regular work schedule.


City gives approval for another tattoo parlor

The City Council approved a permit for a tattoo parlor, the fifth to open in the span of a year.

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



Carthage hires first ever director of nursing

Carthage College has hired a director for its newest program. The college announced this week that Frank D. Hicks will serve as Carthage's first ever director of nursing.


Hicks' hiring is the first step towards the creation of a nursing program at Carthage College, which announced earlier this summer its intentions to create the program. Carthage is creating the nursing program to help fill a huge demand for nurses in a country with an aging population.

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



Leibham says he won't seek recount in GOP primary

State Sen. Joe Leibham says he won't seek a recount in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat.

Leibham and state Sen. Glenn Grothman were the top two vote-getters in the Aug. 12 primary for their party's nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Tom Petri. Official results submitted by boards of canvassers this week showed Grothman won by 219 votes.

Grothman faces Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democrat, and Libertarian Gus Fahrendorf in the November general election.


Regional performers bring opera scenes to Kenosha

Opera performers from throughout the southeastern part of the state are coming together for performances at Reuther High School this weekend.

Southeast Wisconsin Performing Arts is bringing its Summer Opera Scenes to Kenosha today, Saturday and Sunday. The single, cohesive performance will feature a variety of opera scenes, presented one after another, featuring about 20 singers ranging from age 10 to over 60 years old.

For more information, see the Get Out section in today's Kenosha News or go to kenoshanews.com/entertainment.



Walker urges early propane orders

Gov. Scott Walker is urging thousands of households that receive state heating assistance to file applications for help with propane costs quickly.

Wisconsin and other Midwestern states grappled with a profound propane shortage toward the end of last winter due largely to extended periods of frigid weather, a pipeline closure and heavy propane demand for drying grain.

Walker's office said in a news release today that similar factors could be in play again this winter.



Walker, Burke agree to 2 debates

Gov. Scott Walker and opponent Mary Burke have agreed to appear in two debates this fall sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Board.

The board says the debates are scheduled for Oct. 10 in the La Crosse-Eau Claire market and Oct. 17 in the Milwaukee market. The association says the host stations and other debate specifics will be announced later.



Today's Weekday Report is up at kenoshanews.com

Today's Weekday Report is at kenoshanews.com

Among our top stories: City officials say they're close to a deal with a new restaurant operator at the Kenosha Metra station. And the city says a shortage of engineers is causing a slowdown of some public works projects.

Watch the video here.


PREP FOOTBALL: Bradford, Tremper at home tonight

The Tremper and Bradford football teams will open their seasons in Kenosha tonight.

Bradford will host Arrowhead at 7 p.m. at Jaskwhich Stadium while Tremper will take on Milwaukee Bradley Tech at 7 p.m. at Ameche Field.

Also tonight, Central (at Big Foot), Wilmot (at New Berlin Eisenhower), Shoreland (at Clinton) and Christian Life (at Williams Bay) open their seasons.




Mexican Fiesta opens today in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to be a part of the traditions at Mexican Fiesta 2014 in Milwaukee.

The family-friendly event shares the art, history, music and food of Latin countries and is one of the largest Mexican Hispanic paid-entrance festivals in the Midwest. It takes place along Milwaukee's lakefront today, Saturday and Sunday on the Summerfest grounds.

For more information, see the Get Out section in today's Kenosha News or go to kenoshanews.com/entertainment.



Rains flood suburban Chicago streets

Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and forcing some to get around in row boats and kayaks.

The suburb of Burbank was particularly hard-hit. TV news helicopter video showed block after block underwater. Streets looked like rivers, and stranded cars were submerged up to their windows.

The National Weather service says as much as 5 ½ inches of rain fell in some areas. Residents were complaining of sewer backups and flooded basements.


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