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Central Wisconsin wildfires burn buildings, cause evacuation

Six buildings caught fire and 15 homes had to be evacuated as warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in central Wisconsin.

Catherine Koele, the wildfire prevention specialist for the state Department of Resources, said three houses and three outbuildings caught fire Saturday in Juneau County. She said the homes were used for storage and no one lived in them.

In Waushara County, about 15 houses were evacuated near in a wildfire that burned about 50 acres of forest and swamp land. There were less serious wildfires in Menominee, Richland and Taylor counties.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas, using his usual skill to remain unbeaten in the most anticipated fight in recent years. Mayweather (48-0) won comfortably on all three judges' scorecards in his long-awaited showdown with Pacquiao (57-6-2). Despite boos from a pro-Pacquiao crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather counterpunched and jabbed his way to another win. Two judges favored Mayweather 116-112, while a third had it 118-110. The Associated Press scored it 115-113 for Mayweather.

Science takes center stage at museum

Some 350 visitors drawn to the one-day Science and Makers Fair Saturday at Kenosha Public Museum saw high-tech 3-D printers, low-tech bicycle-generated electricity, glass blowing and fusion, aquarium building and even a homemade 3-D printer.

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

Music fills the halls of UW-Parkside

In a once-a-year onslaught, the halls of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside were filled Saturday with more than 3,000 talented student musicians.

The annual State Solo and Ensemble Festival featured more than 1,000 music events, with students performing in front of judges.

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

U.S. sending as many as 500 troops to help with Nepal quake recovery

A week after a massive earthquake leveled many areas of Nepal, the U.S. military is sending up to 500 troops, plus aircraft and equipment, to help deliver aid that has been stuck at the tiny country's main airport.

Agency encourages people to go screen free for a week

People are being encouraged to turn off televisions, computers and video games starting Monday as part of National Screen-Free Week.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com.

A sun-drenched day to run

Nearly 3,000 runners took part in Saturday morning's Wisconsin Marathon under sunny skies near Kenosha's lakefront.

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

Islamic State kills some 25 captive Iraqi Yazidis

A prominent Yazidi lawmaker in Iraq says Islamic State group militants have killed at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp.

Legislator Mahma Khalil said late Saturday that the militants killed the captives on Friday in the town of Tal Afar. Khalil said he spoke to four different people with knowledge of the situation in the camp.

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., Saturday. Firing Line was second, Dortmund third. For more, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Simmons Library renovations underway

Renovation work has begun at Simmons Library as the iconic structure nears its 115th birthday.

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

NFL draft concludes, Epping not selected

The 2015 NFL draft came to a close on Saturday afternoon with rounds four through seven, announced at Chicago's Grant Park. Tremper graduate Zac Epping, a University of Minnesota product, was a draft hopeful but was not among the 256 names called when the draft concluded. An offensive lineman, Epping will now attempt to latch on as a free agent. Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon, former Bradford teammates, were each selected in the first 15 picks of Thursday's first round. For more, pick up Sunday's edition of the Kenosha News or visit kenoshanews.com.

Turnout sparse for dog park cleanup

The annual spring cleanup held Saturday in Kenosha County's three dog parks in Salem, Somers and Twin Lakes went better than anticipated, despite the lack of volunteers.

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

Brewers beat Cubs, 6-1

Mike Fiers struck out 12 in six innings and Ryan Braun homered as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Saturday at Wrigley Field. For more, see Sunday's Kenosha News.

Longenecker wins Wis. Marathon

Bobby Longenecker of Pennsylvania won the Wisconsin Marathon on Saturday in Kenosha. More later at kenoshanews.com or in Sunday's News.

Minor earthquake felt here

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 4.0 earthquake at 11:23 a.m. centered eight kilometers south of Galesburg, Mich. Felt in Kenosha.

Check back later for more information.

Alleged bank robber nabbed

Police say a suspect in the robbery of North Shore Bank this morning has been apprehended after fleeing to Racine.

The robbery took place just before 9:30 a.m. at the 6906 Green Bay Road location. A multi-police car chase ensued zig-zagging through Kenosha and Somers on Washington Road, 22nd Avenue and Sheridan Road reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Kenosha law enforcement followed the suspect into Racine where he allegedly abandoned his car in the 2300 block of Kearny Avenue.

The suspect was apprehended after a short foot chase near his home.

Gas main struck

Minutes ago, police report that a car has struck a building in the 4800 block of 36th Ave., damaging a gas main. A strong smell of natural gas is reported at the scene. Emergency vehicles and WEnergies are responding.

Thousands expected for march in Baltimore

A massive march planned for Saturday to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a "victory rally" after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man's arrest.

The thousands of marchers who are expected to hit the streets this weekend will now do so to celebrate the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge the officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder, and encourage continued peaceful demonstrations.

Freddie Gray's death from spinal injuries a week after his April 12 arrest provoked riots on the streets of West Baltimore on Monday and quickly became a rallying cry against police brutality and social inequality in the city. Mosby's announcement on Friday triggered celebrations on those same streets.

A royal girl is born in London

Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into central London's St. Mary's Hospital, royal officials said.

Kensington Palace said the baby - the couple's second child - was born at 8:34 a.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.

Die-hard royal fans who had been camping for days outside the hospital danced with delight, chanting "Princess! Princess!" and "Hip, hip, hooray!"

Today's forecast: Very warm

Partly sunny, nice and very warm with a high of 74 degrees and a low of 52.

Blackhawks take game one over Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Friday night to take a 1-0 lead in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. Check out kenoshanews.com later tonight for more coverage.

Police seeking drug bust suspects

Kenosha police are continuing to search for suspects charged in this week's record local drug bust.

Theo T. Bibbs, 26; Albert D. Bizzell, 34; Cedric A. Duffin-Moore, 27; Michael Edwards, 38; and Scotty L. Lay, 37; have active warrants for their arrest on multiple drug charges issued this week, according to local authorities. Within hours of the notice, police said Edwards was in custody.

The remaining four defendants were believed to be still at large this evening. For more on this story, check kenoshanews.com and see Saturday's Kenosha News.

Watch the afternoon Kenosha News Minute

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup sponsored by Festival Foods. Our top story is on growth in tourism spending in Kenosha County.


Cubs beat Brewers

Jon Lester (1-2) allowed three hits while pitching seven scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs edged the Milwaukee Brewers, 1-0, in the first game of a three-game series Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Horak sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed until June for Brandon Horak, the set-up man in the April 2014 murder of Anthony M. Edwards.

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


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