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UPDATE: Charges filed in Highway K fatal crash

A Paris man faces two felony charges in connection with a crash on New Year’s Day along the Bristol-Paris border in which a Kenosha woman died, according to online Circuit Court records. Christopher M. Thayer, 38, was charged Wednesday with homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle, a class D felony, and injury by intoxicated use/vehicle, […]

UPDATE: Identities released of people involved in Highway K crash

The identities of the people involved in a crash on Highway K Monday evening have been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Djuana Latshaw, 53, of Kenosha died in the crash. A 7-year-old passenger in her car has serious injuries, but is expected to survive. Christopher Thayer, 38, was identified as the driver of the […]

UPDATE: Woman dies in crash on Highway K

A woman died in a crash on Highway K (60th Street) along the Bristol-Paris border Monday evening. The name of the 53-year-old woman from Kenosha has not been shared by the Sheriff’s Department. A 7-year-old passenger in the car was injured and transported to a hospital. The operator of the other vehicle involved in the […]

Units responding to crash along Bristol-Paris border

At about 6:27 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 12300 block of Highway K (60th Street) along the Paris and Bristol border. Per dispatch: Report comes from passers by. UPDATE about 6:36 p.m. — Crash involves two vehicles. Paris Fire and Rescue responding. UPDATE 6:41 p.m. — […]

Paris appoints members to Paris-Somers Intergovernmental Commission

The Paris Town Board appointed three individuals to the Paris-Somers Intergovernmental Commission at last week’s Town Board meeting. The commission will make decisions about development in an area of the town along I-94 that is subject to a joint agreement between the two municipalities. Appointed were town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt, town Supervisor Ken Monson and […]

Paris creates committee to study community center

The Paris Town Board on Tuesday created a committee to study establishing a community center of some kind. The idea was presented by Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt, who said he would like the project to be something that is a cooperative effort between the town government and Paris School District. He was open to what the […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 6:15 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 1300 block of Highway 45 in Paris. UPDATE 6:29 p.m. — Paris transporting one patient to a local hospital, non-emergency.

Units responding for gasoline leak in Paris

At about 2:51 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a gasoline leak in the 5000 block of the West Frontage Road. Per dispatch: A gas tank fell out of a vehicle and is leaking on the roadway.

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief and Paris Fire and Rescue chief ban open burning

The chiefs of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue have implemented open burning bans in their jurisdictions. The Salem Lakes ban is particularly wide ranging, including all of Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton, the municipalities served by that department. The Paris ban affects just Paris. Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen announced his […]

Units responding for crash along Bristol-Paris border (PHOTOS)

At about 5:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways K and MB along the Bristol-Paris border. Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved. Injuries being reported. UPDATE 5:39 p.m. — Deputy to shut down northbound traffic on Highway MB. Traffic on Highway K also to […]

Paris and sheriff’s department may seek emergency plan from dragstrip for large events

A meeting between the ownership and management of Great Lakes Dragaway and several local government agencies may result in the track having to develop an emergency plan and take other steps to host large events, such as the one at which three people were murdered in August. Paris Town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt reported on a […]

Identity of man who died in Paris crash released

The identity of a man who died in a crash Saturday in Paris has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Deon Franklin, 26, of Kenosha was dead at the scene. Franklin was the sole occupant of a vehicle that was found in the 18500 block of Highway 142 in a roadside ditch near […]

FBI offering reward for info in Paris drag strip murders

The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the people responsible for a triple homicide on Aug. 13 at a drag strip in Paris. Via the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: REWARD The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and […]

UPDATE: Name of victims in drag strip shooting released

The names of the victims in a Sunday evening shooting at a drag strip in Paris have been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. At a press conference at the track on Monday afternoon, Sheriff David Beth said the victims, all men, were: David L. Watson, 30, of Oswego, Illinois, who died en route […]

UPDATE: Three shooting victims at drag strip in Paris are dead

Three people shot by a single gunman at Great Lakes Dragaway in Paris Sunday evening have died, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said. Beth said the shooting may have been gang related. A suspect was not in custody as of 9:30 p.m. The shooter was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing cutoff […]

Units responding to shooting at Paris drag strip

At about 7:12 p.m., units from multiple local fire departments are responding to a box alarm activated by Paris Fire and Rescue for multiple shooting victims at a drag strip in the 18400 block of Highway KR in Paris. Departments responding are Kansasville Fire Department, Union Grove Fire Department, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Somers Fire […]

WisDOT to host informational meeting on Highway 45 north of Highway 50 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a Public Involvement Meeting for the resurfacing of Highway 45 from Highway 50 to Highway 11 in Kenosha and Racine counties. The meeting will be held at the Kenosha County Center (Hearing Room), 19600 75th St. Bristol on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5-to-7 p.m. From a WisDOT news release: The format […]

Deputy responding for geese in road in Paris

At about 9:10 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to report of a road hazard in the 20400 block of Highway JB in Paris. Per dispatch: Caller reporting about 20 dead Canada geese in the roadway.

St. John the Baptist Annual Picnic in Paris is July 29

St. John the Baptist Annual  Picnic in Paris will take place Saturday, July 29 from noon to 11 p.m. Activities include: Chicken dinner and more served from 1 to 6 p.m. Kids games. Country store. Ticket drop Car show 12-4 p.m. Raffles. Live music: Floor It, 12 to 4 p.m., The Bugs 5 to 7 p.m., The New Vinyls 7 to […]

Local fire departments responding for aid to Burlington

Western Kenosha County Fire Departments are responding to a request for mutual aid for a fire task force for Burlington. Equipment and personnel are mustering at Brighton School before heading to staging in Burlington. Requested to respond are: With engines: Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department, Pleasant Prairie Fire Department, Paris Fire […]

Bristol approves joint fire department efficiency study

The Bristol Village Board on Monday kicked off what is expected to to be a cooperative effort by five Kenosha County municipalities to study improved efficiency in delivering fire and rescue services. The Bristol Village Board unanimously approved a cooperative agreement for the procurement of a joint fire/rescue efficiency study to also include Paris, Salem Lakes […]

Units responding for alarm at Paris School

At about 3:47 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to an alarm at Paris School. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE 3:49 p.m. — Dispatch reports that alarm company is attempting to cancel response. UPDATE 3:50 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene is taking information. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — […]

Missing pets: Dog found along Highway K

This dog was found running loose along Highway K near the Pheasant Run landfill Saturday evening. Anyone with information about the dog’s owner or who wants to claim the animal as theirs should contact hfkunkel@aol.com. UPDATE — Dog has been returned to owner.

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 3:17 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash at Highways N and MB in Paris. Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved; no injuries being reported at this time. UPDATE 3:19 p.m. — Paris Fire and Rescue now responding for injuries. UPDATE 3:23 p.m. — Per dispatch: Scene is partially blocking […]

UPDATE: Hazardous material spill appears to be from equipment malfunction; roads open

A equipment malfunction appears to the reason for a spill that closed roads for about five hours in Western Kenosha County near the Kenosha-Racine County. Roads are now open and there is no longer any danger to the public, said a statement released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at about 4:15 p.m. From the […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 3:45 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a cash int he 13100 block of Highway 142 in Paris. Per dispatch: One vehicle off the road. Driver is out of the vehicle. Vehicle may have hit a roadside pole. UPDATE about 3:50 p.m. — Deputy […]

Spring Election 2017: Paris clerk/treasurer results

Early results in the Paris town clerk/treasurer race show incumbent Bev McCumber leading challenger Nikki Collins. With one poll out of one reporting preliminary results at about 8:23 p.m.: McCumber 324 (68%) to Collins 149 (31%).

Spring Election 2017: Paris supervisor no. 1 results

Early results in the race for Paris town supervisor no. 1 show incumbent Ron Kammerzelt leading challenger Joe Kolnik. Preliminary results with one poll out of one reporting at about 8:13 p.m. show: Kammerzelt 299 (62%) to  Kolnik 183 (38%).

Spring Election 2017: It’s Election Day!

It’s Spring Election Day today with non-partisan municipal, school and judicial offices on the ballot. At the state level, there is a contested election for state superintendent of schools. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting in Twin Lakes will be at Village Hall. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem […]

Spring Election 2017: Paris clerk-treasurer candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in Paris will be able to vote in a contested election for Paris clerk/treasurer in the spring election on Tuesday, April 4. Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

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