February 7, 2016
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Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Should high school start later?

While research shows teens do better in school with a later start time, there are no plans locally to move back class times.

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

Snapshot: He's downtown Kenosha's top dog in gaming

This week's Snapshot is about David Mueller, owner of the downtown video game parlor Top Dog Gaming.

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

Rubio's stumble gives rivals an opening

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

For more on this story, see Monday's Kenosha News.

Rescuers find Taiwan quake survivors

As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble.

Former Kenosha man found dead along Missouri River

Police in St. Charles, Mo., are investigating the death of a former Kenosha man whose body was found along a bank of the Missouri River on Friday.

Joshua Flesch, 25, was found dead in a wooded area outside a casino located near the river. According to family members, he was last seen Thursday. His body was discovered with the assistance of a police canine unit. Authorities said the cause of death was not known as of Sunday.

U.N. condemns N. Korean rocket launch

The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.

For more on this story, see Monday's Kenosha News

Man shot at Zion bowling alley

Lake County Sheriff's Department was investigating what they believe to be a gang-related shooting that occurred at a bowling alley in an unincorporated area of Zion early Sunday.

According to authorities, the male victim was found shot in the leg and head in the 1:40 a.m. incident. Deputies were dispatched to Pinsters Bowling Alley, 1646 Sheridan Road, where they responded to a report of a person with a gun. He is expected to survive.

UPDATE: Driver arrested after crashing through wall

A Kenosha man was arrested on a drunken driving charge after he reportedly drove through retention wall on the city's north side Sunday.

Martin Aguilera-Cortez, born 1988, was taken into custody after being treated for minor injuries at Kenosha Medical Center in the 5:55 a.m. accident that occurred at 18th Street and 30th Avenue. He faces a charge of operating while intoxicated, first offense, according to Kenosha police.

Man drives over north-side retention wall

A man drove off the road and over a retention wall, falling about 30 feet, near 30th Avenue and 18th Street this morning.

The incident happened at 5:55 a.m.; alcohol was believed to be a factor, Kenosha Police Sgt. Brent Sagedal said. The driver, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was taken to Kenosha Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

For updates, check back at kenoshanews.com.

New recreation group formed in west end

A new group called Western Kenosha County Recreation has formed to fill a youth programming need created by the abrupt cancellation of programming offered through the Kenosha Area Soccer Association.

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

Forecast calls for a rain or snow shower

A rain or show shower this afternoon. High: 43; low: 27.

Augie men blow out Carthage

The Carthage men's basketball team was defeated soundly by second-ranked Augustana, 69-47, on Saturday night in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game at the Roy J. Carver Center in Rock Island, Ill. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

The rocket was fired from North Korea's west coast and tracked separately by the governments Japan and South Korea, which immediately convened an emergency national security council meeting. South Korean media reported that the rocket may have failed, but provided no other details. The South Korean government couldn't immediately confirm the reports.

Polar Plunge sends the shivers

The jumpers at the annual Kenosha Polar Plunge for Special Olympics got plenty of sympathetic shivers from the crowd at the Brat Stop Saturday afternoon.

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

That History Column: Steam heat lives on in local apartment buildings

This month's That History Columns looks at restoration efforts for steam-heated apartment buildings in Kenosha.

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

Wisconsin team is best snow sculptors

A team from Wisconsin took top honors at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship Saturday in Lake Geneva.

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

GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid

President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled.

GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. In an unusual twist in Obama's final year in office, the Republican leaders of the House and Senate budget committees have said they will not hold a customary hearing on the president's budget proposal the day after they receive it.

Carthage women down Augie

The Carthage women's basketball team won its second straight with a 72-65 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin victory over Augustana on Saturday evening at the Roy J. Carver Center in Rock Island, Ill. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home - the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted incident."

Investigators are still trying to determine a possible motive. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said late Friday that it's possible someone in the family "was involved in something that could have targeted them," or that the killings occurred during a robbery or a domestic incident.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Parkside men thump Rockhurst

The 23rd-ranked UW-Parkside men's basketball team crushed Rockhurst, 93-57, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Cars fall through ice on Geneva Lake

About a dozen cars fell through ice on Geneva Lake Saturday. No injuries were reported.

For more, check back at www.kenoshanews.com or see Sunday's newspaper.

UWP women rally for win

The UW-Parkside women's basketball team trailed by 14 points in the first half but came back for a 64-58 win over Rockhurst in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Bernie supporters tattooed

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves - and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

Several dozen people have flocked to Aartistic Tattoo in Montpelier, Vermont, to get a free tattoo of the senator, complete with his unkempt hair and thick-rimmed glasses.

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