Racine County Eye

3-vehicle crash closes southbound I-94/41; Kenosha man arrested

RAYMOND – A Kenosha man faces a variety of charges after a three-vehicle collision injured two drivers and temporarily closed part of Interstate 94/41 here early Thursday. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the southbound lanes of the freeway just south of Highway K at about 2:35 a.m. where they found a Honda Accord in the middle lanes of traffic, a U-Haul van against the median wall and a Ford Focus off the highway. The drivers of the Focus and the van were injured and the Accord driver had fled the scene on foot.
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Summer Youth Employment initiative of Racine County a success in its 2nd year

RACINE — On June 13, Racine County’s Summer Youth Employment initiative started back up for a second year, with much excitement from Racine leaders. Summer Youth Employment aims to recruit youth — particularly kids and teens of color — in the Racine area to give them better opportunities for the future by teaching them valuable career skills and paying them to work at one of the program’s 21 work sites.

Man charged with 6th OWI after allegedly causing accident

A Sturtevant man could spend the next decade in prison after he was charged with his sixth OWI for allegedly causing a multi-car accident while driving under the influence. Jonathan Knutson, 41, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) as a 5th or 6th offense. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines.

Woman attacks car with bat, felony charges filed

A 22-year-old Racine woman is facing almost a decade behind bars after she allegedly attacked another woman’s car with a bat. Samone Atterberry was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of substantial battery with use of a dangerous weapon, one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, and four misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. If convicted, she faces up to 7-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $60,000 in fines. Because the felony charge carries the dangerous weapon enhancer, Atterberry could have an additional four years tacked onto any sentence she receives.

4th Fest of Greater Racine: 86th annual parade

Racine has a long-standing history of larger-than-life festivities and celebrations. 4th Fest of Greater Racine will be celebrating July 4th with the 86th annual parade in Downtown Racine. On Independence Day, gather along the streets and get ready for a fun time as you watch the festive floats, marching troupes and more make their way through the city.

Lions Club of Waterford hosts 4th of July parade

The Lions Club of Waterford will host its annual 4th of July parade on Independence Day. The theme for this year’s parade is “In God We Trust” and will showcase creative floats, community members, and a congregation of Waterford area friends, families, and neighbors. The kid’s parade...

Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban challenged by AG Kaul, others

MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against state legislative leaders challenging the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The filing, announced by Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers – both Democrats – names State Senate President Chris Kapenga, State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos – all Republicans. Kaul was joined in the lawsuit by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board and Dr. Sheldon Wasserman, who is the state Medical Examining Board’s chairperson.

2022 Daddy Daughter Dance brought laughter & joy

The 2022 Daddy Daughter Dance, which took place on June 17 at The Vault Banquet Hall in Kenosha, was a huge success. “The night was filled with fun, food and belly-aching laughs,” said founder and organizer Sharmain Harris. In 2017, Harris began the Daddy Daughter Dance tradition as...

Man charged with sexual assault of 7-year-old

A Racine man is facing the rest of his life in prison for the alleged sexual assault of a girl when she was just seven years old. Christopher N. Lindeke, 39, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with a single count of sexual assault of a child under the age of 12. If convicted, he faces up to 60 years in prison. The state takes child sexual abuse so seriously, that there is no monetary penalty assigned to this charge.

Shorthanded Racine Raiders outlasted in pivotal MidStates battle

RACINE – Just ask Wilbert Kennedy about how good his team is, and he’ll tell you the Racine Raiders can hang with – and beat – any opponent. This is most likely true. But it’s not easy to emerge victorious when you have nine regular linemen injured and unavailable against the cream of the crop, the undefeated Chicago Birdgang.