August 23, 2016
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Chicago police refute Trump's claim he talked to commanders

Chicago police are debunking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that department officials told him they can reduce crime by being tougher.

During a Monday interview on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor," Trump said Chicago's police force doesn't have "the right people in charge." He added he met "very top police" who told him if a specific person were put in charge, violence could be stopped "in one week."

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says no one in the department's senior command structure has ever met with Trump or his campaign staff.

New stadium to be named after Mary D. Bradford

The Kenosha Unified School Board has voted to reverse its earlier decision and will name the new Bradford High School stadium after the late Mary D. Bradford.

The board, which earlier had voted 3-2 to name the stadium after the late Rev. Olen Arrington Jr., decided by a near-unanimous vote Tuesday night to reverse that decision and go with the overwhelming recommendation of Mary D. Bradford recommended by a district ad hoc committee.

The full name will be Mary D. Bradford Stadium.

See more coverage in Wednesday's Kenosha News.

Somers breaks ground on second industrial park building

Ground was broken Tuesday for a second building in Somers' first industrial park, while a tenant has been secured for the first building.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Cyclists to ride from Dubuque to Kenosha

This weekend, some 825 bicyclists will be rolling into Kenosha after a 175-mile trek from the western side of the state.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Feingold attacks Sen. Johnson on student loan comments

Democrat Russ Feingold launched a new TV attack ad against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson regarding college loan debt that comes as Johnson faces heat for talking about busting up the higher education "cartel."

Feingold has repeatedly campaigned on college campuses and touted his call for allowing students to refinance student loans and to protect Pell Grants for low-income students.

Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast into the sea, the South Korean military said, at a time of heightened tensions between the two Koreas.

North Korea launched the missile from a submarine off the eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The launch comes just two days after the U.S. and South Korea began their annual joint military exercises that the North considers a rehearsal for an invasion.

Paris landowners request annexation into city

In a move that could wreck the controversial intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers, the owners of a Paris parcel have requested their property be annexed into the city of Kenosha.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Four facing prison for drug melee

A drug deal gone bad ended with a beating, a robbery, two stabbings and four people facing prison time.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Train delayed

Metra train #344, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 4:41 p.m, is on the move after being delayed by a freight train in Waukegan. It is now operating 25 to 30 minutes behind schedule.

Watch this afternoon's Kenosha News Minute video roundup.

Our top story: The owners of a Paris parcel that cuts through the Paris-Somers land development deal requested to be annexed into the city of Kenosha.

Kenosha News Minute

Anti-abortion activists file suit over Chicago ‘bubble zone'

Anti-abortion activists are challenging a Chicago ordinance that stops protesters from getting within 8 feet of anyone entering a health care facility.

The complaint was filed today in federal court in Chicago by anti-abortion groups and "sidewalk counselors" who want to hand out literature near abortion clinics. They claim the city violates their free speech rights with its 8-foot "bubble zone" around people within 50 feet of clinic entrances.

Bristol officials say no to lower design standards

A Bristol trustee failed to get support from fellow board members for lowering design standards for small business owner.

Trustee John McCabe said he has heard the design standards have kept some business owners from locating in Bristol. Other members of the Village Board disagreed.

Find more on this story at our website.

One-man beautification committee

A Kenosha Rotary Safety Center neighbor has volunteered his time and resources to turn a neglected parking lot border into a beautiful garden. Read about Jose Mares and see photos of the garden now, on our website.

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list

Jennifer Lawrence topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's highest-paid actress for the second straight year, banking $46 million. Melissa McCarthy was second, with $33 million, and Scarlett Johansson third, with $25 million.

Watch the morning Kenosha News Minute

Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: Over the weekend, a man was shot in his home on 24th Avenue near 67th street, and the violence has left neighbors on edge.


Wis. Ethics Commission to decide if members can donate

Members of Wisconsin's newly created commission charged with overseeing the state's ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws are set to decide on whether they will allow themselves to make political donations.

Nothing in state law bars members of the new Ethics Commission from donating to the very politicians they are regulating. But the panel is to vote today on whether to allow donations or ban them for candidates and campaign committees.

Commission members are partisan appointees, unlike their predecessors on the Government Accountability Board who were retired judges and prohibited under the law from donating.

Drone over Lambeau confiscated by authorities

A drone that flew over Lambeau Field during the Green Bay Packers game last week has been confiscated in a federal investigation.

Officials say it's against the law to fly a drone over the stadium because of the potential for danger. Green Bay Police Commander Paul Ebel said the drone could malfunction and crash into the crowd, or worse, it could contain a bomb.

Police tracked the drone to a house across the street from the stadium and said the drone operator has been cooperative. WBAY-TV reported police said the operator apparently didn't intend any harm, but could still be charged depending on what the Federal Aviation Administration finds in its investigation.

Wilmot looks to sell unused forest land

The Wilmot Union High School District is selling its 160-acre school forest near Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Today's forecast: Sunshine

Seasonable with sunshine this afternoon. High: 82; low: 66.

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Cubs win in San Diego

The Cubs downed the Padres 5-1 on Monday night in San Diego.

Pool supply, warehousing plans approved in village

The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission approved separate proposals for a swimming pool supply company headquarters and distribution center and the warehousing of SC Johnson products Monday night.

Preliminary site and operation plans were approved for Doheny Enterprises, Inc.'s proposed company headquarters at Highway 165 and 80th Avenue. The commission also approved site and operation plans for DHL Supply Chain to occupy the entire building it already uses in the LakeView Corporate Park. The additional space will be used for warehouse storage of SC Johnson products.

Brewers top Rockies

Chris Carter hit his 30th home run as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Monday night at Miller Park.

For more, read Tuesday's Kenosha News.

Wal-Mart seeks Somers meeting over ordinance

Wal-Mart officials hope to meet with Somers officials over a proposed ordinance that would fine the retailer for excessive law enforcement calls.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Shooting has neighborhood on edge

A Sunday morning shooting has a central city neighborhood on edge.

A man was found shot in his home in the 6700 block of 24th Avenue around 8:30 Sunday. The shooting victim, 39, is in critical condition and being treated for life-threatening injuries at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Raze order issued for downtown parking garage

A raze order has been issued for a downtown Kenosha parking garage.

The five-story structure, in the 600 block of 57th Street, has been closed for seven months due to safety concerns and much-needed repairs.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

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