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Badgers top Prairie View

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team defeated Prairie View A&M 85-67 in a non-conference game at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night. For more, pick up Thursday's edition of the Kenosha News.

New program seeks to subdue opiate cravings

Kenosha County will offer a new program in 2016 that offers an injectable monthly medication to select individuals to reduce alcohol and opiate cravings.

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

Prosecutors: Deaths linked to Zelich were premeditated

Prosecutors have put forward a new, more sinister theory connecting about Steven Zelich and the deaths of Jenny Gamez and Laura Simonson, the two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases and dumped outside Lake Geneva.

They contend that the deaths were premeditated, not accidental, as Zelich contends, and that had an unhealthy obsession about possessing their bodies. Furthermore, they believe he was planning to kill a third woman when he was apprehended.

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

Sandra becomes Category 3 hurricane in eastern Pacific

Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a powerful Category 3 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's the strongest hurricane in the eastern Pacific for this late in the year.

Susan Obregon sentenced to probation

Susan Obregon was sentenced today to one year of probation for aiding her son, Andrew Obregon, while he was evading capture by area authorities last month.

"I am sorry," she said in court this afternoon.

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

Police called after heated exchange at School Board meeting

A tense Kenosha Unified School Board meeting ended with police being called after an angry exchange between a board member and another member's husband.

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

Somers OKs changes to voting wards

The village and town boards unanimously approved changes to voting wards in their respective municipalities in anticipation of possible annexation of the remaining town.

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

Watch the afternoon Kenosha News Minute

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup sponsored by Festival Foods – a preview of the Kenosha News All-County Football Team.


France OKs more airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to continue airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria beyond early January.

The parliament's upper house voted 325-0, with 21 abstentions, tonight to extend the fight against IS. The Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.

Catcher Avila signs with White Sox

Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.

Avila is a .242 hitter with 66 homers and 282 RBIs during seven big league seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers, and has thrown out 24.5 percent of attempted base stealers. The 29-year-old was limited to 67 games with Detroit last season because of injuries, including a left knee bone bruise.

Avila was an All-Star in 2011 when he set career highs with a .295 average, 19 homers and 82 RBIs.

U.S. abortion rates continue 25-year decline

U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.

Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years.

The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That's about 31,000 fewer than the year before.

Gov. Walker hasn't gotten a deer yet

It looks like Gov. Scott Walker's gun deer hunt is a bust, at least so far.

Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he hunted on Sunday and Monday.

He tweeted Sunday that he was "looking for a buck" in Vilas County and posted a picture of snow-covered woods. He tweeted again Monday that he was "back at it," with another picture of snow-dusted trees. Later Monday he tweeted that it was snowing but his view was amazing and included another picture of the woods.

He tweeted again on Wednesday that he didn't see any deer. This time he included a picture of himself in the woods holding his rifle.

Brewers' Braun optimistic after surgery

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says he is feeling fine following offseason back surgery and is optimistic that he will be back at 100 percent for spring training.

Braun says the only surprise is that rehab is going a little longer than he anticipated after undergoing the procedure on Oct. 8. Braun spoke to reporters on Wednesday morning while taking part in the team's annual holiday food drive outside Miller Park.

The surgery to relieve a herniated disc in his back caused him to miss 14 of the last 18 games of the season. It put a damper on what had been a bounce-back season for the 31-year-old Braun, who hit .285 with 25 home runs, 84 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

Watch the morning Kenosha News Minute

Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup sponsored by Festival Foods. Our top story: The Kenosha City Council has approved the 2016 budget, and it includes a property tax increase for homeowners.


Court backs trooper stops for littering

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says state troopers can stop motorists for littering.

The court ruled Wednesday in a case involving Daniel S. Iverson of Amery. Iverson was driving in La Crosse in 2014 when a state trooper pulled him over after he saw someone throw a cigarette out of the vehicle in violation of the state's littering law and cited Iverson for drunken driving.

Iverson argued the trooper couldn't legally stop him because littering is a non-traffic violation. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that police have the authority to investigate littering violations and making traffic stops to probe such violations is reasonable.

Sandhill cranes shot to death in Shawano County

Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County.

Stockbridge-Munsee Conservation Warden Beau Miller says the large birds were standing in a field near a road when they were shot, likely with a high-caliber rifle.

He says a few people heard gunshots in the area, but no one saw the shooting. Green Bay TV station WLUK reports that the citation for shooting a protected sandhill crane is about $300 and charges could be filed.

Voters recall Arcadia mayor

Voters in Arcadia have recalled a mayor who had been in charge of the western Wisconsin city for nearly a decade.

Eau Claire TV station WEAU reports that the special election Tuesday came after complaints that John Kimmel put limits on public input when it opposed his positions.

Kimmel has called the recall effort a fraud and says it put together by people with a personal grudge against him. Challenger Rob Reichwein received nearly 70 percent of the vote and now has 10 days to take office.

U.S. jobless benefit applications decline

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.

Weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 260,000. That is not far from the four-decade low of 255,000 reached in July. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, was unchanged at 271,000.

The number of people that are receiving benefits rose 34,000 to 2.2 million.

St. Louis Rams' player shot

Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot Tuesday night, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The Rams said in a statement they were "aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident" late Tuesday and that they had spoken with him. The person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because details have not been released by the Rams did not specify where the shooting took place.

Multiple reports said Bailey was in Miami Gardens, Fla., when he was shot. Bailey went to high school in the Miami area.

Today's forecast

The morning will start foggy today, followed by sun, then clouds. Today's high will be 46 degrees; the low will be 44.

PREP FOOTBALL: All-County coming Thursday

The 51st annual Kenosha News All-County football team will be revealed in Thursday's editions.

KEA votes to recertify

Kenosha teachers have voted to recertify their union.

According to preliminary vote totals from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission released Tuesday afternoon, 963 teachers voted to recertify the Kenosha Education Association as bargaining agent for teachers.

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

Sandra becomes a hurricane in eastern Pacific off Mexico

Sandra has become a hurricane in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is expected to strengthen even further in the next couple of days.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said tonight the storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving west-northwest at 12 mph.

UPDATE: Accident at Highway 50 and 57th Avenue

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the intersection of Highway 50 and 57th Avenue Tuesday night, according to Kenosha police.

The accident occurred at 5:52 p.m. when a white Honda Ridgeline pickup truck was traveling east on Highway 50 and attempted to turn north onto 57th Avenue in front of a white Mustang that was headed west.

Flight For Life transported the pickup truck's driver to a Milwaukee-area hospital, while Kenosha Fire Department took the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle to local hospitals. No information on their conditions was immediately available.

Local merchants gear up for Small Business Saturday

Kenosha County merchants are hoping local residents do more of their holiday shopping downtown and with local merchants during the annual national Small Business Saturday this weekend.

For more, check www.kenoshanews.com.


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