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OAK CREEK — Northbound traffic on Interstate 41/94 is reportedly backed up nearly five miles into Racine County as a result of a crash near the Racine/Milwaukee County line, the state Department of Transportation is reporting.

Here are the stories that garnered the most attention on the Kenosha News' website Sept. 17, 2019.

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Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, confirmed he's embarking upon a campaign to replace outgoing Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner to represent southeastern Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District.

A new claim of decades-old sexual impropriety by Justice Brett Kavanaugh is rekindling the controversy that nearly derailed his confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. Some questions and answers about the situation:

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In almost an unprecedented move, Carthage College announced on Tuesday it is reducing tuition by 30 percent beginning next year.

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A dozen homes, three farms and five church and school buildings in western Kenosha County are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a recently completed inventory of property by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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BLOOMFIELD — In a place where everything is free for the taking, someone still felt the need to steal.

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RACINE — Tonight, Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson is to announce her decision of whether to issue charges against Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Giese in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ty’ Rese West.

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The government provided up to $12 billion to offset the impact of Chinese retaliatory tariffs. But the aid was distributed unevenly, and some agribusinesses got much more than individual farmers. 

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Several states require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. Which got us to thinking -- how difficult would these questions be? In order to become a naturalized citizen, applicants must correctly answer 6 of 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. Here is a sampling of some of those questions. We re-worded them a bit — test yourself!

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Charles E. Grassley, David H. Souter, Phil Jackson, Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark"), Kyle Chandler, Bobby Lee and more.

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Representatives with the state’s largest agricultural groups say proposed changes to livestock siting rules would cause further harm to Wisconsin’s embattled farm industry.

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A Chicago-based developer with local ties has reached a tentative agreement to redevelop one of downtown Kenosha’s historic buildings.

Here are the crime stories published online and in the print product of the Kenosha News between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, 2019. 

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A 34-year-old man who’s now facing several charges allegedly admitted to police on Saturday that he used heroin before heading south on Interstate 41.A Wisconsin State Trooper allegedly stopped a vehicle driven by Kevin A. Heintz of Campbellsport just after 4 p.m. Saturday…

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A fierce propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has created a task force to study issues facing the growing number of retired people in Wisconsin, particularly the amount of money they have saved.

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RACINE — On Wednesday night, Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson will announce her decision whether or not charges will be issued against Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Giese in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ty’ Rese West.Hanson confirmed the announcement after meeting with me…

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Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day, and the Kenosha Public Library branches and the city clerk’s office are offering guidance with voter registration and information on voting in the city.

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TOWN OF BURLINGTON — Tyson Fettes, the former Racine County register of deeds who is facing charges of soliciting and patronizing a prostitute in Illinois, has resigned from his position on the Burlington Town Board.

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MILWAUKEE — A proposed state bill would let Milwaukee become the first Wisconsin municipality to employ automated traffic enforcement, a controversial measure that is currently illegal in Wisconsin and has found middling results in other American cities that employ it.

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