Today's Weekday Report is up at kenoshanews.com

Today's Weekday Report is at kenoshanews.com

Among our top stories: Police have identified the man whose body was found alongside the Kenosha Metra tracks over the weekend. And the trial of a Racine man accused of murdering Bianca Vite in 2012 has again been delayed.

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Olympian Phelps arrested for DUI

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police say officers stopped Phelps just past a toll plaza.

Phelps has been charged with driving under the influence and excessive speed. He was released after his arrest. This is Phelps' second DUI charge in Maryland. A native of Baltimore County, the Olympic swimmer faced a DUI charge in 2004 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 Olympic medals.



Minn. man killed in hang gliding accident near Whitewater

Law enforcement officials say a Minnesota man died Monday in a hang gliding accident near Whitewater.

Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive about 100 feet.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jeff Parker said the wingtip of the victim's glider struck another glider that was tethered to the ground, causing the aircraft to flip over. The victim has not yet been named.


Group calls for rewrite of Wisconsin taxes

A conservative think tank is calling on Wisconsin policy makers to make more goods and services subject to the state sales tax, along with lowering income and property taxes.

The report by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute released today injects a new wrinkle in the final weeks of the governor's race, where taxes and tax policy have been issues.

Gov. Scott Walker touts the roughly $2 billion in tax cuts he signed into law over the past four years, including lowering income and property taxes, and promises more reductions. Democratic challenger Mary Burke says if elected her focus would be on tax cuts that benefit the middle class and working class families.


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Mother accused of abusing son wants reunification

The Manitowoc mother accused of beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome wants her family reunited.

Ruth Gneiser cannot see the boy or her other son as a condition of her bond. The boys are staying with Gneiser's parents. The 31-year-old mother appeared in Manitowoc County Circuit Court Monday. She's charged with physical abuse of a child and causing great bodily harm.

Her attorney, Richard Hahn, says Gneiser wants to see her sons and get her family back together as soon as possible. A judge is to decide Thursday whether Gneiser will be allowed to see the boys. The injured son was treated at Children's Hospital in suburban Milwaukee for bruising and scalding.



DNR says hunters need to upgrade sunrise app

The state Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters they need to upgrade the agency's sunrise-sunset mobile app. The DNR created the app in 2012 to help hunters check for the start and end of legal hunting hours.

Agency officials say they've created a sunrise-sunset calculator in the Official Guide for Wisconsin's Fishing Hunting and Wildlife mobile app released late last year and the old sunrise-sunset app is no longer supported.

The guide app offers information on fishing and hunting sites as well as on-the-spot access to regulations, species profiles and permit details. It's available on iTunes and Android Market by searching "Wisconsin Pocket Ranger."



Cooler weather today

Cooler with a mix of sun and clouds. High: 59; low: 45.


Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.

A brief statement from the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement said it had set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to meet their demands for genuine democracy and for him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.


Village seeks input on temporary stop signs

Pleasant Prairie is seeking public feedback regarding stop signs temporarily installed at three locations.

The signs were installed earlier this year at the intersections of Highway H and Bain Station Road, Highway C and Bain Station Road as well as Highway C and 104th Avenue.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com.



City seeks funds to help reconfigure marina breakwater

The city is seeking outside funds to help in the fight to keep sediment from settling in the marina.


City officials have been looking for ways to solve the problem of silt and other sediment funneling into the Southport Marina, which makes the mouth of the marina dangerously shallow for passing boats.


While the city's working on a permanent fix, it is also seeking financing help from various state agencies to help in administering the solution.

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



White House intruder got far past front door

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said today. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs a House subcommittee on national security oversight, said whistleblowers had informed his panel that Omar J. Gonzalez had made it far beyond the front doors of the White House, despite what the Secret Service had said in the hours after the incident.


Rohrman Kenosha Nissan dealership to open this week

The Bob Rohrman Kenosha Nissan dealership in Bristol is expected to open this week.

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Bond denied for suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire

A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt.


Naked man walks into Wisconsin Capitol

State officials are looking into how a naked man found his way into the Wisconsin state Capitol's rotunda.

The man appeared in the rotunda around 4 p.m. Monday au natural and began shouting at the top of his lungs. It was unclear what he was saying.
A Capitol Police officer quickly led him away.


Kenosha Police apprehend Kohl's shoplifter

A 25-year-old Kenosha man was tased and arrested following a foot chase outside Kohl's, 7200 Green Bay Road, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Andrew M. Beltoya ran out of the store after security guards witnessed him shoplifting, according to police. Officers waiting outside chased Beltoya north of the store and tased him when he refused to remove his hand from his waistband, according to police.

Beltoya was taken into custody and transported to St. Catherine's Medical Center for a laceration to his nose. He suffered the injury while running into a concrete post during the chase, according to police.



History Mystery: Local attorney clashed with Mary Baker Eddy

This week's History Mystery looks at a Kenosha attorney who clashed with Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ Scientist, in the late 1800s.

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



KEA executive director leaving

The Kenosha Education Association is looking for new leadership.

Less than a month after taking over as executive director of the union, Juan Jimenez said Monday that he will be leaving the KEA at the end of October. Jimenez said he is leaving to take an administrative position at a technical college in western Wisconsin.


Former St. Joe's teacher pleads guilty to wire fraud

A former St. Joseph Catholic Academy teacher has admitted stealing more than $1.7 million from his in-laws and two organizations.

Arnav Mahant, of Kenosha, was charged with wire fraud in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Court, for actions between 2006 and 2012. Mahant was treasurer of the two organizations during that time.

Mahant pleaded guilty last week to the single count against him.

Read more later today at www.kenoshanews.com or in Tuesday's Kenosha News.


55 died as a result of domestic violence in 2013

A new report sheds light on the life and death consequences of domestic violence in Wisconsin.

The organization End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released a study that shows 55 people died as a result of domestic violence in 2013. Thirty-nine people were homicide victims, 12 perpetrators took their own lives and four attackers were killed by law enforcement officers.

Seventy-nine percent of those who committed domestic violence homicides last year were male. The victims' ages range from 6 years old to 79.



Democratic faithful gather to hear Michelle Obama in Milwaukee

Wisconsin residents are lining up in Milwaukee to hear first lady Michelle Obama speak.

Obama was campaigning this afternoon in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Burke is locked in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Most of those lined up outside Milwaukee's Wisconsin Center say they had already decided to vote for Burke before the first lady's visit was announced. They describe Mrs. Obama's visit as a bonus.



Girl accuses Curt Johnson of sex assault

A girl has filed a lawsuit in Racine Circuit Court, alleging Curt Johnson sexually assaulted her.

Johnson is the former chairman of Diversey, a company spun off from Racine's SC Johnson. He was recently released from jail, after serving a sentence for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in that case.


Kenosha police ID body found along rail tracks

The body found along the Metra tracks in Kenosha on Saturday has been identified as Shane A. Miller, 35, of Kenosha.

Police said Miller was hit by a coal train in the 6800 block of the Union Pacific tracks that run alongside 13th Avenue. His body was later discovered in the 8000 block.

An investigation continues. For more on this story, check later at kenoshanews.com and see Tuesday's Kenosha News.


Today's Weekday Report is up at kenoshanews.com

Today's Weekday Report is at kenoshanews.com

Among our top stories: An investigation continues after a body was found Saturday alongside the Metra tracks in Kenosha. And it was a day of revelations at the Rally for Recovery Saturday at Pennoyer Park.

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Wife: Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in hospice

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee's wife says her husband is in hospice care after his health has declined over the past two months.

Bradlee's wife, Sally Quinn, said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that the 93-year-old Bradlee has suffered from Alzheimer' disease for several years and that his health has recently deteriorated.

Bradlee was the editor of the Post from 1968 and 1991, during the newspaper's coverage of the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate scandal, which helped lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bradlee is currently vice president at large of the Post.

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