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Prosecutor: DNA evidence links man to Racine officer's death

Sep. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of fatally shooting a police officer at a bar in Racine last year can be connected to the crime by solid DNA evidence, a prosecutor said Tuesday in the opening day of trial for Dalquavis Ward. Ward, 27, faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, armed...

Wisconsin man drowns trying to help others in Patoka Lake

Sep. 7, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Wisconsin man drowned Sunday while trying to rescue two women who were struggling in a Crawford County lake, authorities said. According to 14 News, divers found the body of Travis Ray St. Martin of Racine, Wisconsin, in Patoka Lake Sunday night. The Indiana Department of Natural...

Police shooting spotlights police spending in Wisconsin

Sep. 5, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — When the sun rose on Kenosha Wednesday, Aug. 26, former Marine Tim Thompkins said his hometown felt like a battlefield. Smoke lingered in the air from buildings and cars set ablaze the night before. Empty tear gas canisters and pepper bullets littered the streets. Homes were boarded...

Wisconsin man pleads guilty to vandalizing synagogue

Aug. 13, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing a synagogue last year as part of a neo-Nazi plot, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Yousef Barasneh, 22, of Oak Creek, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal civil rights charge, U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger of the Eastern District of...

Strong Wisconsin storms cut power, topple trees

Aug. 11, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain have left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding. A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers. That number was down to about...

Kiara Riser, 21, is pictured on Saturday outside her alma mater Case High School in Racine, Wis. She is in the police academy at Gateway Technical College and has already been hired by the Caledonia Police Department, where she is set to become the first-ever Black female officer hired by the department. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP)

Riser set to become Caledonia's 1st Black female officer

Aug. 10, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Kiara Riser started losing friends in high school when it became clear she wanted to be a cop. Nobody told her why she wasn’t being invited to any gatherings anymore. It was obvious. She started becoming friendly with cops. It cost her friendships. “Nobody wants to be...

One dead after Saturday night shooting in Racine

Aug. 9, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

One man died in a Saturday night shooting in Wisconsin, the Racine Police Department reported. Police officers responding to a call for a shooting in northern Racine found a man dead with a gunshot wound. Officers have arrested a man suspected in the shooting. Officers have not released the names of the victim...