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Rollover crash in Kenosha injures two

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/Earlene Frederick photo

A van rollover crash this morning left two people injured.

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Man found dead on northside identified

The man found dead on Kenosha’s northside Wednesday has been identified by police as David A. Sipes of Kenosha.

From the official Police Department statement:

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Lance Middle School to perform in Wisconsin Rapids

The following announcement regarding an upcoming out-of-town performance by The Lance Middle School eighth grade Symphonic Band was released by the Kenosha Unified School District today:
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Units responding to crash in Somers

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At 8:20 a.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways G and KR, in Somers.

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Man’s body found in retention basin on Kenosha northside

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/Earlene Frederick photo

Kenosha Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the body of a man found dead today on Kenosha’s north side.

From the Kenosha Police Department press release:
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UPDATE: Hoarding conditions contributed to Sheridan Road fire’s severity

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/Earlene Frederick photo

What a fire official called “hoarding conditions” contributed to the severity of a fire in a home on Sheridan Road Tuesday as well as made it difficult to fight.

From a briefing Kenosha Fire Department Battalion Chief Matthew Haerter gave to the media at the scene:

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Tremper HS releasing early due to main break

Kenosha Unified has released the following statement (via Facebook):

Due to a water main break that has disrupted all water service to Tremper High School, students will be released early. Buses are scheduled to arrive at 12:30. All home athletics, after-school activities, and the Financial Aid Evening with the Counselors have also been cancelled. KUSD is working closely with city officials to monitor the situation. All repairs are anticipated to be finalized by this evening so that school can resume as usual in the morning. Should you have any questions, please contact the school office at (262) 359-2200.

Units responding to crash at 52nd Street and 30th Avenue, Kenosha

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At about 11:55 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of a crash at 52nd Street and 30th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to smoke in residence on Sheridan Road in Kenosha

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At 11:26 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police officers are responding to a report of smoke in a residence in the 7400 block of Sheridan Road, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to fire in apartment

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At 10:40 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in an apartment in the 4000 block of University Drive, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to crash on I-94

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 11:24 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to a crash in the southbound lanes of I-94 at about Highway E.

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Kenosha Police arrest suspect in shooting

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/Photo by Earlene Frederick

Kenosha Police issued the following statement regarding a shooting we originally reported on Sunday:
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Kenosha Police seek help in locating missing adult

The Kenosha Police Department has issued the following press release:

The City of Kenosha Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing adult. Christina Guild was last seen at a residential location in the City of Kenosha on 12-29-12 at approximately 0200 hours. Christina is described as a white female, 19 years of age, 5’08”, 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a black jacket. Due to the length of time with no contact and that she suffered an injury as a child, family members are concerned for her welfare. Christina has a noticeable limp in her right leg. Anyone having contact with Christina is asked to contact the City of Kenosha Police Department at (262) 656-1234, or contact your local law enforcement agency.

UPDATE 1/16/2012 — Police announced that Guild has been found.

Unit responding to Public Safety Building for medical call

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At 3:32 p.m., a Kenosha Fire Department medical unit is responding to the Public Safety Building for a medical call.

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Units responding to report of shooting in Kenosha

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At 3:15 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police are responding to a report of a possible shooting in the 3500 block of 48th Street, in Kenosha.

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Simmons Island Lake Michigan News Year’s Day swim 2013

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/West Jacobs photo

West Jacobs shared some photos of the brave souls who took a swim in Lake Michigan off Simmons Island on New Year’s Day.

For many of these hardy folks, this is an annual tradition.

West said the water temp was a relatively balmy 31 degrees, but the air temp was just 14 degrees.  Net result?  COLD!

Diver Dan’s shop assisted with the annual event. Thanks to West for sharing his photos.  (See more photos by clicking link below.)
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Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At 6:43 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash in the 6200 block of Green Bay Road, in Somers.

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Youth in Governance nominations sought

YouthInGovernance_Logo-webKenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2013 – 2014 year.

The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are:

  • Youth must currently be a high school student in the 10th or 11th grade.
  • Youth must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Youth must be a Kenosha County resident.
  • Youth must be able to attend the monthly meetings and additional committee meetings that are combined with other committees.

To nominate a young person, Google: Kenosha County Youth In Governance or contact John de Montmollin, Youth & Family Educator, Kenosha County UW-Extension at (262) 857- 1945.  Nominations are due by February 8, 2013.

Units responding to crash on Green Bay Road

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At 10:57 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of a crash on Green Bay Road, in Kenosha. I’m not sure what the cross street is yet.

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Somers responding with mutual aid to Racine County fire

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At 9:31 a.m., Somers Fire and Rescue is responding to a box alarm call for mutual aid from the South Shore Fire Department for a structure fire in the 6800 block of Durand Avenue in Racine County.

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Power outage in Pleasant Prairie

At about 9:20 a.m., Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Dispatch is reporting a power outage in the area of and including the RecPlex.

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Crash in Pleasant Prairie takes out railroad signal

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

A two-vehicle crash at about 12:30 am Friday in Pleasant Prairie took down a railroad signal.

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Fire damages basement of Kenosha home

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/Earlene Frederick photo

A fire heavily damaged the basement of a home in the 6600 block of 100th Avenue in Kenosha early this morning.

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Units responding to hotel for water flow

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At about 9:30 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a water flow alarm at a hotel in the 7200 block of 122nd Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Kenosha Police investigating New Year’s Eve shooting

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/Earlene Frederick photo

The Kenosha Police Department has issued the following statement regarding a shooting on New Year’s Eve:

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Kenosha Community Foundation grants app period now open

kenosha-community-foundationKenosha Community Foundation announces that local not-for-profit organizations can now apply for 2013 grants. According to Foundation President Ken Fellman, the area’s community foundation will make grants from five of the funds it manages.

The Foundation is seeking proposals to be funded from the following:

  • Unrestricted Funds – Grants from this group of funds support programs that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for people of all ages in the greater Kenosha community. For the 2013 grant cycle, the Foundation will give highest priority to programs that address a broad range of basic human needs that are being impacted within the Kenosha community by the current economic conditions.
  • OMC Legacy Fund – Grants from this fund support programs and activities that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for youth in the greater Kenosha community.
  • LaFave Family Fund – From a fund established by the estate of former Bradford High School teacher Susann LaFave, grants from this fund will support programs and organizations that promote understanding, communication, and a sense of tolerance between individuals and groups through education, the arts, and humanities.
  • Women’s Fund – Grants from this fund support programs that create opportunities for women and children through responsive philanthropy and community involvement.
  • Arts Fund – Grants from this fund support programs that enhance the culture, economy, and quality of life in Kenosha County; the fund is particularly interested in:  a) opportunities and creative initiatives for expanding art in Kenosha; b) urgent needs which sustain fledgling organizations or efforts; and/or c) projects that have educational value.

In previous years, the Foundation awarded grants between $500 and $18,000 to area not-for-profit organizations. In 2012, the Foundation awarded 28 grants, totaling $79,500, from these funds. Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013. A committee of volunteers from around Kenosha County will help select award recipients; grant awards will be announced in late spring.  Grant criteria and application forms are available on the Foundation’s website – kenoshafoundation.org. For additional questions, contact email@kenoshafoundation.org, or call 262-654-2412.

The Kenosha Community Foundation, organized in 1926 as a tax-exempt public charity, actively manages permanent endowments established by individuals, families, and business organizations. The Foundation manages over $5 million in endowment funds and each year awards over $200,000 in grants and scholarships to Kenosha area non-profit organizations and students.

Units responding to crash on I-94

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 12:50 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at the Highway 158 overpass, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to oven fire in Kenosha

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Photo by kconnors with morgueFile.com

At 11:48 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of an oven fire in the 4700 block of 29th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Next KACVB First Friday event is Jan. 4

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The  Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau issued the following press release regarding the next First Fridays event at the  I-94 Visitor Information Center:

The Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau kicks off the new year with another First Fridays event on January 4th. Winter travelers taking a break from the road and local residents alike are invited to stop by this fun, tasty, and informative Open House at the KACVB’s I-94 Visitor Information Center.

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Slippery conditions on I-94 cause multiple crashes; one driver critically injured

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/Earlene Frederick photo

Slippery conditions on I-94 caused multiple crashes this morning on I-94 near Highway C.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement on the situation, including one crash that resulted in critical injuries to one man:
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