Saturday, April 27, 2013
Racine firefighters responded to calls of a possible structure fire on Park View Drive, but they found a drug lab instead.
**Updated 5:40 p.m. Racine firefighters responded to calls of a blaze in the 400 block of Park View Drive on Friday, but when they went inside, they found more than just a structure fire — they uncovered a drug lab. Two men saw smoke coming from the rear of the home from a block away, according to a press release from the Racine Fire Department. They attempted to knock on the doors to alert any occupants about the fire, but no one answered. Firefighters responded to the fire entered the house, which appeared to be vacant, to extinguish the flames and discovered they were dealing with more than just a fire. "They entered...to investigate and extinguish the fire when they became aware that they had encountered the materials that constitute a…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Caledonia police and fire are on scene for a multiple vehicle accident on Douglas Avenue. The driver that allegedly caused the crash may have been having medical problems, say officials with the Caledonia Police Department.
At least four vehicles were involved in a crash at about 10:20 a.m. Friday in the 4400 block of Douglas Avenue, in front of St. Rita's Church. But the driver who allegedly caused the crash may have had medical issues, said Lt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department. Sgt. Bob Kittel said that four people - three drivers and a passenger - were taken to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary's for injuries. Their conditions were not yet known. The crash involved a pick-up truck that ended up in the bushes and up against the building at Michael's Machine; two passenger cars that sustained heavy damage; and a garbage truck. According to officials with the Caledonia Police Department, a GMC pick-up truck was traveling north on Douglas Avenue when …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Samuel White from Racine has been arrested for shooting Sturtevant resident Bashar Qedan at the Racine convenience store on Thursday.
**Updated 1:30 p.m. The clerk shot at Twins Market on Thursday was from Sturtevant, police said Friday. Bashar Qedan, 24, was working at the 16th Street convenience store on Thursday afternoon when someone came into the store and opened fire. Police quickly developed a suspect—Samuel J. White, 54, of Racine. He was arrested overnight on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and is being held at the Racine County Jail. Qedan was treated at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, and then released. He had been shot in the shoulder in front of several witnesses, according to Racine Uncovered. Racine police say White visited the store earlier Thursday but the manager asked him to leave because he was being belligerent. …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Racine fire fighters are teaming up with local organizations and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin to help raise money for the Scott family and educate the public about fire safety.
After a fire destroyed the Scott family home Nov. 8 and took the lives of three children, the metro Racine community sprang into action. The help continues with a fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Festival Hall featuring a spaghetti dinner; raffle; music; and visits, of course, from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Part of the evening will include a fire education program and the distribution of smoke alarms to families who need them. Dayja Scott, 9; Daliya Scott, 8, died at the scene. Their brothers Michael Scott, 7, and Luther Scott, 5, were transported to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Michael Scott passed away Nov. 9, but Luther Scott remains at Children’s recovering. Their mother, Deborah Scott, is staying with family when she is not…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Individuals and area businesses are pulling together to help the Scott family of Racine.
The metro Racine community stepped up in record time to offer assistance to the Scott family after a fire destroyed their home and took the lives of three children. Dayja Scott, 9; Daliya Scott, 8, died at the scene. Their brothers Michael Scott, 7, and Luther Scott, 5, were transported to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Michael Scott passed away Friday, but Luther Scott remains at Children’s recovering. Their mother, Deborah Scott, is staying with family when she is not at the hospital with her remaining son. From the readers of Racine Uncovered who offered money, clothes and furniture; to Fratt School - where the children attended – collecting cash and gas cards; to local restaurant owners who want to make sure the family is fed and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Beth David writes that a pending decision to close a fire station in the City of Racine, especially after the fire that claimed the lives of two little girls, is a bad choice that could have long-term negative consequences.
I attended the vigil last night at 7 p.m. that was held in front of the home where 2 girls' lives were cut short, 9-year-old Dayja Scott and 8-year-old Dalijah Scott. 2 little boys were hurt; 7-year-old Michael Scott and 5-year-old Luther Scott remain hospitalized. I saw a community come together, people young and old, people from all walks of life to show they care and to show sympathy after such a tragic loss. I saw tears coming from children’s eyes who played with the victims, friends and neighbors hugged each other, strangers that never met the family bow their heads. I went as a mother of two daughters to show my respect for the family, I could never fathom the pain they are going through right now. I stood in front of the boarded up …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Who will win the great chili cook-off between the Racine Fire and Caledonia Fire departments? Your Patch editors will be the judges!
When Racine Uncovered founder Beth David found out that Meals on Wheels was short on funds, she did what she always does. "This program helps people who wouldn't otherwise get good meals," she said. "I can't sit by and do nothing. That's just not who I am." So David put a call out to the thousands of Racine Uncovered followers - RU Nation - and in a matter of days, she had a chili cook-off and fundraiser scheduled. The Meals on Wheels Fundraiser and Chili Cook-off is from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Lanes, 6501 Washington Avenue. Fire fighters from the Racine and Caledonia Fire Departments will put their best recipe forward for bragging rights. Patch editors Heather Asiyanbi (Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant) and Denise Lockwood (Caledonia) …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Rico is a friendly little guy who went missing Sept. 18 from Sturtevant. He has tags and is microchipped so if you find him, please contact the Sturtevant Police Department at 886-7208. His family misses little Rico.
Monday, August 27, 2012
There are lots of job openings in Racine County. Could one of them be your great new gig?
Whether you're looking for a step up the ladder or a whole new direction, the weekly jobs list from the Racine County Department of Workforce Development can help.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Fifteen officers and their K-9 partners from around Wisconsin are in town for training. After they enjoyed a hearty lunch at Wells Bros. Pizza, they posed for photos.
Thank you to the officers and their canine partners in the K-9 units from police jurisdictions from around the state for the work you put in keeping us safe. Fifteen officer teams are in town for training so they hopped over to local landmark Wells Bros. Pizza for a great lunch. After the humans enjoyed pizza, they posed for pictures with their four-legged partners and even let us meet and pet the dogs.