September 28, 2016
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Today's forecast: Cloudy, breezy

Mostly cloudy and breezy today. Expect a little rain. High 62, low 54.

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Suspect in Dallas-area shooting rampage arrested

A man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings was arrested Tuesday at an apartment about 150 miles to the south near Austin, police said.

Silvestre Franco-Luviano was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after a standoff at an apartment in Georgetown, about 25 miles north of Austin, said Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero.

He had been sought in the shooting deaths late Sunday of Ruben Moreno in his car in southeastern Dallas and of Welton Betts at a gas station in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China after killing 4 in Taiwan

A massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China Wednesday, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan that felled trees and scattered debris, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260.

Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn Wednesday, packing winds of up to 74 miles per hour, China's National Meteorological Center said. No injuries were immediately reported.

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday, a person close to him confirmed. Peres was 93.

Peres' condition worsened following a major stroke two weeks ago that led to bleeding in his brain. He was sedated and on a respirator during most of his hospitalization.

See more in Wednesday's Kenosha News.

Somers OKs ordinance regarding excessive police calls

The Village Board approved an ordinance Tuesday that would fine local retailers for excessive shoplifting and theft calls.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Nature sanctuary to grow

A local nature sanctuary is expected to double its size in the near future after the purchase of 50 acres of property.

Hawthorn Hollow, a private nature sanctuary and arboretum on 40 acres at 880 Green Bay Road, is in the process of acquiring land that was purchased by anonymous benefactors, according to Executive Director Joe Fonk.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Program addresses heroin epidemic

Dozens of parents, students, advocates and educators learned about southeastern Wisconsin's heroin epidemic Tuesday evening.

"Stairway to Heroin" was presented by Your Choice - Live, a nonprofit advocacy organization founded by the Lybert family, at Indian Trail High School and Academy. The event aimed to help educate parents and teens about the dangers of prescription opioid abuse and heroin addiction.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Phone service restored in Pleasant Prairie

Regular telephone lines to the Pleasant Prairie Police Department have been restored and are working at full capacity. A damaged telephone line was located and repaired.

City has high hopes for Chrysler site

Though the funding mechanism for the former Chrysler Engine Plant site is in its infancy, Kenosha officials are already making plans for the type of businesses they want to entice.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Riverview to see slight levy increase

A slight increase in the tax levy was approved by the electorate during the Riverview School district's annual meeting Monday.

For more, check or see Wednesday's newspaper.

Police non-emergency phone lines down

Regular telephone lines to the Pleasant Prairie Police Department are currently not working at full capacity, according to village officials.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the village's public safety Dispatch Center recognized an interruption in telephone service. The cause is currently unknown. 911 emergency calls will continue to be answered.

All non-emergency callers should use 694-1234 to contact the police department. The village is currently working with AT&T to identify the cause and to resolve the service interruption.

Committee delays vote on Airbnb licensing

The Kenosha Public Safety and Welfare Committee on Monday deferred a vote on an ordinance that would license Airbnb vendors in the city.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Today's forecast: Thickening clouds

Breezy with thickening clouds. High: 64; low: 47.

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Efforts underway for home for sex trafficking survivors

A national organization that advocates for survivors of sex trafficking is seeking assistance to purchase a home in the Kenosha area to safely house them.

The home would be the first in the state for Selah Freedom, the Sarasota Fla.-based non-profit organization that has been helping bring awareness of the issue of sexual slavery and human trafficking to the national forefront since 2009. A representative of Selah spoke with members of the Junior Woman's Club Monday night to promote ways to help, including an upcoming golf outing Thursday at the Kenosha Country Club.

Clinton, Trump clash at debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled tonight over trade, taxes and how to bring good-paying jobs back to the United States as they opened their first face-to-face presidential debate.

See Tuesday's Kenosha News for more details.

City to pay $25,000 for velodrome fix

It will cost the city of Kenosha $25,000 to fix the newly renovated Washington Park Velodrome.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Colombia, rebels sign historic peace deal

Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord this evening, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

Underlining the importance of the deal, President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 297-page agreement before a crowd of 2,500 foreign dignitaries and special guests, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Man faces charges of sexual assault of child

A Kenosha man is being held on $35,000 cash bond, facing charges that he sexually assaulted a child and a teenager.

John R. Angelici, 50, was charged Monday with repeated sexual assault of a child, first-degree sexual assault of a child under 12, and repeated sexual assault of a child. A fourth criminal count, third-degree sexual assault, was dismissed.

For more, check or see Tuesday's newspaper.

Sheriff: Man brought gun to salon

A Racine man who turned up outside a former girlfriend's workplace with a weapon earlier this month made his first appearance in court Monday.

Casey Pruitt, 25, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, substantial battery, strangulation and suffocation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500.

Kenosha News Minute ready for watching

The Kenosha News Minute is ready for watching. Our top story: A Kenosha man is charged with multiple counts of child sex assault, for incidents going back more than 10 years.

Kenosha News Minute

State election officials send out voter registration cards

Wisconsin election officials have started mailing postcards to hundreds of thousands of people telling them how to register to vote.

State lawmakers passed a measure earlier this year requiring Wisconsin to join a multi-state consortium that works to identify eligible voters who haven't registered and informs them how to get on the books.

Archival Revival: Safe Harbor Humane Society

This week's Archival Revival tells the story of the century-old Safe Harbor Humane Society, and how it got its start here - twice.

Metra station elevator out of service

Metra reports the Kenosha elevator is out of service. The recommended alternative accessible location is Withrop Harbor.

A Life Remembered: The thinking man

This week's A Life Remembered focuses on Rudy Ferraro, an engineer who enjoyed mental puzzles and intellectualism.

For more, check or see Monday's newspaper.

Today's forecast: Windy

Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. High: 67; low: 47.

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