Defendant in bike trail assaults seeks to change pleas
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A defendant who had pleaded guilty to assaulting women on a Kenosha County bike trail told a judge he wanted to withdraw the pleas moments before he was to be...
ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed when their snowmobiles collided on a trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Wisconsin man indicted for causing Illinois trooper’s death
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of an Illinois state trooper who was helping victims in a multiple-vehicle highway crash.
Cheerleading coaches banned from competition over gag awards
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The coaches of a Wisconsin cheerleading squad have been banned from a state competition following complaints about a banquet that included gag awards for team members' breasts...
Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after the American...
Kenosha native celebrated for 32 years of engine rebuilding
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Despite juggling a busy career as a business owner, college professor and race car driver, Kenosha's Tony Pontillo is convinced he hasn't worked a day in his life.
"I'm that lucky person whose career is also my hobby," Pontillo said to Kenosha News. "I don't have any problem getting up for work in the morning."
Evers calls special election for Kenosha-area Assembly seat
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has called a special election for April 30 to fill a vacant Assembly seat in Kenosha.
The vacancy was created when Democratic Rep. Peter Barca resigned after Evers picked him to serve as Revenue Department secretary. The seat is in a Democratic area and the only announced candidates to replace Barca are both Democrats.
Snap-On: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) _ Snap-On Inc. (SNA) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $175 million.
On a per-share basis, the Kenosha, Wisconsin-based company said it had net income of $3.09. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $3.03 per share.
The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $3.03 per share.
Winter Dance Party rocked Kenosha before deadly plane crash
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Ten days before the music died, rock 'n' roll was alive and well in Kenosha.
Teen heartthrob Buddy Holly joined rising stars Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson for the second stop of the infamous Winter Dance Party tour on Jan. 24, 1959, at the Eagles Ballroom.
Man taken into custody in death of Illinois state trooper
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have announced an arrest in the case of a trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
Trooper Christopher Lambert on Jan. 12 was headed home when he pulled over and got out of his squad car to respond to a three-vehicle crash.
Authorities say Lambert positioned his squad car to protect the three cars before he was struck by another vehicle.
Players compete in chess tournament at Southwest Library
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Mike Souter of Racine is the kind of guy who strikes up friendly conversations with strangers.
So when he was shopping at Walmart recently, he asked the pharmacist what he does for fun.
"He said he plays chess. And I said, 'I play chess too,'" Souter said to Kenosha News.
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Appleton East 48, Fond du Lac 42
Appleton West 72, Oshkosh North 63
Auburndale 81, Newman Catholic 44
Barneveld 55, Juda 38
Bay Port 70, Sheboygan South 44
Bayfield 66, Butternut 56
Beaver Dam 89, Menasha 70
Birchwood 87, Shell Lake 70
Brookfield East 77, Pius XI Catholic 33
Bruce 62, Winter 48
Cambria-Friesland 59, Pardeeville 53
Catholic Central 55, Kenosha Saint Joseph Catholic Academy 48
Central Wisconsin Christian 69, Valley Christian 44
- Daily CitizenHarlan Draeger, 90, formerly of Beaver DamMarch 7, 2019
- Daily CitizenKenosha woman found guilty of delivering drugs to Fox Lake CorrectionalJanuary 23, 2019
- Baraboo News RepublicRobert Gehri, 85, Sauk CityDecember 27, 2018
- Watertown Daily TimesGehrmann, Wright earn 100th victories for EaglesDecember 26, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalWIAA state boys volleyball: Middleton seeded third in eight-team state tournament fieldNovember 4, 2018
Pedestrian killed in Kenosha County identified
SOMERS, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials have identified the man who was struck and killed while walking along a Kenosha County highway.
Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Etlicher, of Union Grove, died early Saturday when he was hit by a car near Somers. Investigators say Etlicher was walking in the northbound lane and wearing dark clothing when he was struck.
The 31-year-old Kenosha woman driving the car is cooperating with the investigation.
State rep officially resigns to join Evers cabinet
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Peter Barca has officially resigned from the Legislature to join Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet.
Evers picked Barca, a Kenosha Democrat, to lead the state Department of Revenue last week. He was sworn into the Assembly on Monday and then turned in his resignation letter later that day.
Kenosha man accused of striking bicyclist, leaving scene
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Police are recommending charges of hit-and-run causing death against a 71-year-old man accused of striking a bicyclist and driving away in Racine County.
Eighteen-year-old Teren Cagle, of Racine, died after he was struck Monday night while biking on Highway 32 in Mount Pleasant. Cagle was transported to Froedtert Hospital in suburban Milwaukee where he later died.
Comet named after Wisconsin astronomer to pass by Earth
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year.
Comet 46P/Wirtanen will fly by Earth in the next week, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . It will be one of the closest comet flybys since the 1950s, but will look like a dim blur of glowing gray light.
Wisconsin reaches new deal with Potawatomi, ending dispute
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's administration announced a deal Tuesday to end a long-running dispute with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, an agreement that cuts the state's liability by half if a casino opens near the tribe's existing facility in Milwaukee.
The deal would reduce from $500 million to $250 million how much the state would have to refund the Potawatomi if a casino opens within 30 to 50 miles of the Milwaukee casino and the existing facility loses money as a result.
Storm closes schools, leaves thousands without power
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A blizzard warning has come to an end for southeastern Wisconsin where a glancing blow from a central Midwestern storm dumped up to 10 inches of snow in some areas.
Dozens of schools in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties canceled classes Monday because of the dangerous travel conditions. The snowstorm also left about 5,000 We Energies customers without power, mostly in Pleasant Prairie, but power was nearly totally restored by late Monday afternoon.
Midwest snowstorm expected to brush SE corner of Wisconsin
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A winter storm churning across the central Midwest is dumping snow on the southeastern corner of Wisconsin.
The National Weather Service in Sullivan says the storm had dumped an inch of snow in the Kenosha area by late Sunday afternoon. Up to 6 inches of snow could fall in far southeastern Wisconsin before the storm moves on Monday.
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Brookwood 58, North Crawford 49
Central Wisconsin Christian 64, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 29
Chilton 63, Gibraltar 43
De Soto 69, Riverdale 28
Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 73, Cornell 42
Fennimore 66, Cassville 45
Green Bay West 76, Algoma 24
Hilbert 70, Shiocton 0
Horicon 69, Waterloo 67
Jefferson 79, Fort Atkinson 46
Kenosha Saint Joseph Catholic Academy 92, Kenosha Reuther 32
Wisconsin police officer commits to fitness after accident
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two big decisions in Desiree Farchione's life were precipitated by potentially life-threatening events.
The first began with a button.
Farchione, then a young girl — 8 or 9 she thinks — was tossing a button in the air while getting ready for a Brownie meeting. As she looked up to catch it, she missed, and the button fell into her upturned open mouth and lodged in her throat.
She began to choke.
"My dad was panicking," she remembered, and so was she.
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Algoma 56, Green Bay West 49
Appleton East 55, Freedom 50
Aquinas 82, Chippewa Falls 45
Badger 74, Kenosha Bradford 62
Beaver Dam 81, Fort Atkinson 18
Benton 80, Juda 27
Big Foot 52, Brodhead 26
Bonduel 36, Roncalli 33
Cambridge 48, Adams-Friendship 36
Catholic Central 55, University School of Milwaukee 28
Pilot crashes plane into lake, leaves wreckage, hitches home
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the pilot of an ultralight seaplane that crashed into a southern Wisconsin lake swam to shore and hitched a ride home without contacting the authorities about the wreck because he didn't think it was a big deal.
Wisconsin quilting effort for homeless people expands
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The saying "Many hands make light work" held true recently as residents and friends showed up at Kenosha's Creative Space, crochet hooks or bags in hand.
The purpose? To see just how many crocheted "granny squares" they could connect and form into blankets for the homeless.
Pulaski 23, Menomonie 21
Luck 70, Florence 42
Newman Catholic 61, Gibraltar 46
Sevastopol 48, Oakfield 0
Appleton North 55, Hudson 19
Arrowhead 63, Verona Area 21
Bay Port 49, De Pere 0
Fond du Lac 56, Madison La Follette 14
Franklin 50, Milwaukee Morse-Marshall/Juneau/Lang/Carmen NW 0
Hamilton 35, Madison Memorial 21
Kenosha Indian Trail 21, Milwaukee Riverside/Golda Meir 0
Snap-On: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) _ Snap-On Inc. (SNA) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $163.2 million.
The Kenosha, Wisconsin-based company said it had net income of $2.85 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $2.88 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.85 per share.
Sanders headlining 2 Wisconsin Democratic rallies next week
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to Wisconsin to headline a pair of rallies featuring candidates for top offices in the state.
Sanders was to hold rallies Monday in Milwaukee and Kenosha. The independent senator from Vermont is traveling the country trying to rally liberal voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
Both suspects arrested in robbery, chase, shooting
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say both suspects wanted in an armed robbery, high-speed chase, crash and attempted home invasion in southeastern Wisconsin are in custody.
1 of 2 suspects arrested in robbery, chase and crash
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are still looking for one of two suspects wanted in an armed robbery, high-speed chase, crash and home invasion in southeastern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Country Thunder lightning strike survivor recovers
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is recovering after surviving a lightning strike at a music festival in July.
Brittney Prehn was struck by lightning on the right side of her head while at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Kenosha County, WTMJ-TV reported .
Body positively identified as teen missing in Kenosha harbor
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha County Medical Examiner has identified the body found along the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha as the teen missing since last week.
The body of 17-year-old Donovan Anderson, of Kenosha, was recovered Wednesday, nearly a week after he jumped off a pier in the Kenosha harbor where he and friends from Indian Trail High School and Academy were taking photos.
Body found near lake in Kenosha may be missing teen
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a young man has been found along the shores of Lake Michigan near Carthage College in Kenosha.
The discovery Wednesday afternoon comes nearly a week after a teen went missing after jumping off a pier in the Kenosha harbor where he and friends from Indian Trail High School and Academy were taking photos.
Kenosha Lt. James Beller says the body has not been positively identified, but may be that of the 17-year-old presumed drowned last Thursday.
Wisconsin man forms group to combat heroin addiction
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — About six months after he stopped using heroin, one of Jimpat Schweinsberg's closest friends died of an overdose.
Schweinsberg said that he had been an addict for years, had been in prison five times and had used heroin for a decade.
In the past, when hit with hardship, he turned to drugs. He didn't want to this time.
"My friend died, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'If I don't stop, one day that is going to be me,'" Schweinsberg said.
Search for teen presumed drowned in Kenosha called off
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — High waves and dangerous currents have forced rescue crews to call off the search for a teen who jumped into Lake Michigan from a Kenosha harbor pier and was swept under water.
The teen and two friends from Indian Trail High School and Academy went to the pier Thursday afternoon to take photos. Officials say despite whitecaps crashing into the pier the boy decided to jump in the water for a photo.