October 26, 2016
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Trump, GOP take aim at health care law

Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs today in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.

See Wednesday's Kenosha News for more details.

Indians take 1-0 lead on Cubs

Corey Kluber struck out nine in six innings and Roberto Perez homered twice to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Cleveland. Game 2 is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday in Cleveland, with Jake Arrieta scheduled to pitch for the Cubs and Trevor Bauer slated for the Indians.

Paris, Somers take steps toward new pact

The boards for the town of Paris and village of Somers have authorized negotiations to forge a new land pact.

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

Recall election slate set in Paris

Three Paris residents who vowed to unseat the current Town Board members over a land deal with Somers have filed the papers to do just that.

Joe Kolnik, Bob Fliess and Paul Terry will take on board members Virgil Gentz, Ronald Kammerzelt and Kenneth Monson, respectively, in the Nov. 22 recall election.

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

KUSD Board: More teacher compensation ahead

Kenosha Unified School District board members assured teachers Tuesday they will get added compensation above the slight 0.12 percent pay hike the board approved.

Whether that would come in the form of bonuses, merit pay or some other form - or how much additional compensation teachers can expect - was not discussed during Tuesday night's School Board meeting.

However, the money likely would come out of some $4.3 million in unallocated 2016-17 funds under the budget the board adopted at the meeting.

Game 2 to start an hour earlier

CLEVELAND (AP) - With rain in the Cleveland forecast Wednesday night, Major League Baseball has moved up the start time for Game 2 of the World Series by an hour.
The first pitch at Progressive Field is now scheduled for 6:08 p.m.
The Indians' Trevor Bauer is slated to pitch against Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.

UPDATE: Driver out of vehicle

Police report occupant out of vehicle on its side at 45th Street and 24th Avenue, and fire mostly out.

Car on side, on fire at 45th St. and 24th Ave.

Police and firefighters were called a 8:23 p.m. for a report of a vehicle on its side and on fire at 45th St. and 24th Ave.

Initial reports were that a person was trapped in the vehicle.

Firefighters deliver smoke detectors, advice along with pizzas

Some DeRango's Pizza patrons got their pie for free - along with some life-saving advice from firefighters - Tuesday evening.

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

Train derails near Superior, spills chemical; no one hurt

No one was hurt when four train cars derailed just south of Superior, spilling a non-toxic chemical.

The derailment about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday prompted authorities to shut down state Highway 35 for about five hours.

Man charged with possession of child pornography

A Kenosha man is facing a possible sentence of 500 years in prison after being charged Tuesday with 21 counts of possession of child pornography.

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

Sen. Baldwin says Obamacare needs some fixes, but not repeal

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who worked to pass the Affordable Care Act now under a renewed attack from Republicans, said Tuesday some provisions of the 2010 law need to be fixed, but that doesn't mean the whole program should be scrapped.

Baldwin, in Milwaukee, said there are adjustments to the program that can be made to deal with price increases, such as addressing steep increases from pharmaceutical companies that charge more for their products "just because they can."

White House: Obama wants fair reviews of bonuses

The White House said President Barack Obama has told the Defense Department that it must ensure service members instructed to repay enlistment bonuses are being treated fairly and expeditiously.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president only recently become aware of Pentagon demands that some soldiers repay their enlistment bonuses after audits revealed overpayments by the California National Guard. If soldiers refuse, they could face interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens.

Wisconsin private school vouchers grow in 2015-2016

Wisconsin is expected to spend almost $245 million on private school vouchers this school year, up almost $15 million from a year ago, driven by enrollment increases in the Racine and statewide programs.

More than 33,700 students received vouchers to attend one of 209 participating schools in the Milwaukee, Racine and statewide Parental Choice programs, about a 5 percent increase from last year.

Milwaukee remains the state's largest and costliest program with more than 28,000 students, up almost 2 percent from last year.

Salem Business Park nets first company

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will be on hand Thursday for a ceremony at the Salem Business Park, where she will unveil the first company to move into the first large industrial-business park in western Kenosha County.

The business park, which is still under development, is located just west of State Highway 83 and north of County Highway C in Salem. It has 65 acres of developable land that can be divided into segments of two to 10-plus acres. A tax increment financing district was created to support the development, with funds to be used for sewer, water, roads and curbs.

Watch the morning Kenosha News Minute

Watch this morning's Kenosha News Minute video roundup. Our top story: A 33-year-old man was shot and killed on 62nd street Monday afternoon. Neighbors said Willie D. Owens had been killed on his birthday, and that he had argued with someone else before the gun came out.


Shooting victim identified

A man shot and killed Monday was identified as Willie D. Owens of Kenosha.

Owens was shot at about 5 p.m. while outside a home at 1917-62nd St. Witnesses said an argument had broken out before the shooting, and then neighbors heard gunfire. Owens was shot several times.

Voter ID challengers contest state outreach plan

Groups challenging Wisconsin's voter identification law in court say the state's plan for additional education before Election Day isn't enough.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson this month approved a state Department of Transportation plan to clarify the process for people who lack photo ID to get alternative voting credentials.

The court-approved plan includes handouts and website clarifications. Lawsuit plaintiffs wanted mobile Division of Motor Vehicle units, educational billboards and direct outreach to people who previously were denied IDs, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

Uline remains in growth mode

Uline Corp. will move 600 employees from Lake County, Ill., to the Kenosha area and will add another 500 workers companywide by spring or early summer 2017.

Chief Financial Officer Frank Unick said 200 to 250 of the new employees will fill positions in Kenosha County. Some will work in corporate headquarters positions in Pleasant Prairie and in positions at the company's newest distribution center, an 800,000-square-foot facility in Kenosha scheduled for completion by spring. A second headquarters facility, currently under construction on the corporate campus at 12575 Uline Drive in Pleasant Prairie, is also expected to open next year.

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

Today's forecast: Mostly cloudy

Mostly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees and a low of 41.

Up to the minute forecast

Bristol to see slight levy increase for budget

The 2017 village budget, with a 1.4 percent increase in the total tax levy, was approved by the Bristol Village Board Monday.

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

Man dies following shooting

UPDATE: A 33-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times while in the 1900 block of 62nd Street Monday night.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide and authorities continue to develop suspect information. Investigators are still at the scene of the incident that was reported shortly after 5 p.m.

Apartment company settles discrimination complaint

A property management company with apartments in Kenosha is settling a federal housing discrimination complaint that alleged the company charged improper fees for disabled people with service animals.

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

City expands early voting hours

With Election Day two weeks away, Kenosha County voters are casting their ballots earlier than usual in the hopes of avoiding the long lines that are expected on Nov. 8.

This comes as the city of Kenosha has expanded its in-person voting hours at city hall. Through Nov. 4, the Municipal Building, 625 52nd St., will be open to voters from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Voters may also cast ballots from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday.

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

Man saves girl from fire

A homeless man ran into a burning building on Sunday to help save a 5-year-old girl.

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

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