August 29, 2016
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Local man pleads guilty in child porn case

A Kenosha man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to possessing child pornography.

Stephen J. Neubaum faces maximum penalties of 20 years in prison and lifetime supervised release at his Nov. 17 sentencing.

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



Mexico's top police chief ousted after execution allegations

Mexico's president has dismissed the chief of the federal police less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police executed suspected drug cartel members.

Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said today that President Enrique Pena Nieto decided to remove Enrique Galindo following recent events to allow for a transparent investigation.


Kenosha News Minute ready for watching

The Kenosha News Minute is ready for watching. Stories this afternoon include an update on the Aug. 21 shooting and a the latest on the traffic situation at KTEC West.


Kenosha News Minute


Pair of business owners looking to dissolve Lakeshore BID

Two downtown-area business owners have gone to work at trying to dissolve the Kenosha Lakeshore Business Improvement District.

Jim Matzur, owner of the Boathouse Pub and Eatery, 4917 Seventh Ave., and Robert Greskoviak, who owns Villa D'Carlo, 5140 Sixh Ave., are contacting property owners in the BID area to gauge opinions as to whether a collection of signatures for dissolution will bear fruit.

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


Actor Gene Wilder dies

Gene Wilder, star of "Willy Wonka" and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.


UW officials cool to top party school ranking

Officials at the University of Wisconsin aren't all that happy that the flagship Madison campus wound up first on a list of the nation's top party schools.

The ranking today comes from the Princeton Review, a New York-based tutoring and test prep company that surveys thousands of students and rates colleges in a number of categories each year.

A statement from the school made no mention of the ranking, instead calling alcohol use on campus a "pressing public health concern" that hurts academic achievement and makes schools less safe. They noted that incoming students go through mandatory programs educating them about the dangers of alcohol.



Archival Revival: Polar Bear Emmet Perrin

This week's Archival Revival takes a look at Emmet Perrin, who gained local fame for his daily dips in Lake Michigan. Perrin's family shared photos of some of his wintry swims, including the rope he used to haul himself out of the water when ice covered the metal ladder he put in at the breakfront rocks.



Abortions in Wisconsin drop for sixth straight year

The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year.

That's according to the latest annual report on induced abortions released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services today.

The report shows that there were 5,660 abortions in the state last year compared with 5,800 abortions in 2014. That's a drop of 140 abortions, a 2.4 percent decline.



Shooting victim dies, police shift to homicide investigation.

A Kenosha man shot at his home Aug. 21 died of his wounds Saturday at a Milwaukee-area hospital.

Kenosha Police identified the victim as Bernard Reavers, 37. He was shot at his home on 6700 block of 24th Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. A witness described seeing a man in a mask fleeing from the home after hearing screaming and a gunshot.





Kenosha News Minute ready for watching

The Kenosha News Minute is ready for watching. Stories include Grill Games and a recap of the Melvin Gordon-Trae Waynes NFL matchup.


Kenosha News Minute


Woman sues Brewers after she was hit by baseball

A New Jersey woman who was hit by a baseball during batting practice before a Brewers game in 2014 has now sued the team.

Dana Morelli of Glendora, N.J., claims the Brewers and their insurance company were negligent because they didn't provide an adequate barrier. The 47-year-old says they also didn't give fans proper warning about the danger of foul balls.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Morelli suffered multiple injuries when a ball hit her below the eye. Morelli is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.



A Life Remembered: Local entrepreneur built career around cheese

Thomas Merkt, whose family created Merkt's cheese spread, was, not surprisingly, big on cheese.

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



Today's forecast: Humid

Partly sunny and humid. High: 83; low: 65.


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Pleasant Prairie leads in political donations

A review of political donations in Kenosha County shows that Pleasant Prairie residents gave the most money, and that conservative candidates reaped more money than liberals.

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



Event raises money to support Kenosha Forgotten Friends

A fundraising event for abused and abandoned animals also aimed to raise awareness of those who care for them.

On Sunday, hundreds of supporters of Kenosha Forgotten Friends, a local non-profit, no-kill shelter and rescue organization, attended the third annual Paws for the Cause.

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



More than 300 attend wake for nuns killed in Mississippi

More than 300 people came to a small church this evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home.

A funeral Mass for Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68, will be celebrated Monday at the cathedral in Jackson, even as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime.


'Don't Breathe' debuts at No. 1

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released today.

That's more than double the early predictions for how the scary pic would perform and far above the modest production budget, which was reportedly less than $10 million.


Snapshot: Never too late to learn

This week's Snapshot features Colleen Steenhagen, a longtime artist who has returned to school to pursue a degree in art.

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



Local health center receives federal grant

The Kenosha Community Health Center has been awarded a grant of $46,789 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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



Pokemon craze shows no signs of abating

Local Pokemon Go players have logged hundreds of hours criss-crossing Kenosha County this summer in the hopes of becoming "the very best" Pokemon master.

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



Rebels set permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said today its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, made the announcement in Havana, where the two sides negotiated for four years before announcing the peace deal Wednesday.


Attorney reviews evidence against man in Masonic center plot

The attorney for a man suspected of plotting to attack a Masonic center in Milwaukee has asked for eight weeks to review evidence against his client.

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh was charged in January with five counts of illegally possessing two machine guns and a silencer.


Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

For the past year, the group has lived in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain and could go outside only while wearing spacesuits. Today, the simulation ended, and the scientists emerged.


History group honors Gillmore, 171-year-old family farm

Wisconsin was still wilderness and hadn't even been declared a state when Bristol resident Ed Gillmore's ancestor purchased land in 1845 for what would become known as OakVue Farm.

Now 171 years and seven generations later, the farm on Highway Q in Bristol was named Saturday as a historic landmark by the Bristol Historical Society. It was part of a surprise celebration for Gillmore's 70th birthday, which took place Tuesday.

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



Today's forecast: Warm and humid

Warm and humid with some sun. High: 81; low: 63.


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