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Spring election 2024: Circuit Court Judge-Branch 3 primary results

Voters throughout Kenosha County voted in a primary for Circuit Court Judge-Branch 3 on Tuesday. Three candidates were on the primary ballot: Frank Gagliardi (who was appointed to fill out the term of retiring judge Bruce E. Schroeder), Heather Iverson and William Michel. The top two vote getters Tuesday will appear on the April 2 […]

Kenosha County receives funding from state for two assistant district attorneys

From the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office: District Attorney Michael Graveley and members of his staff convened a news conference (Friday) to spotlight a major win for public safety in Kenosha County in the recent Wisconsin state budget process. Graveley credited members of the local legislative delegation, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Gov. Tony Evers […]

Wheatland Center School teacher charged with sexual assault of teen girl

Note: The following story is from Racine County Eye and is used with permission — DH By Denise Lockwood, Racine County Eye A school music teacher is being held in the Racine County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond after being charged with the sexual assault of a child for allegedly having sex with a […]

Placement of sex offenders at Camp Lake Road house stayed; one case to face another hearing Tuesday

The placement of two sex offenders in a house on Camp Lake Road in Salem Lakes was stayed by two Kenosha County Circuit Court judges Friday morning. However, one of the placements will have another hearing Tuesday that could change that status. At issue was the community placement under supervised release of Brian Threlkeld and […]

Spring election 2021: Circuit court judge branch 6 results

Kenosha County voters cast ballots Tuesday in a contested race for circuit court judge branch 6. The winner will succeed retiring judge Mary Wagner. Complete unofficial results were: Angelina Gabriele 11744 (53.32%) Angela D. Cunningham 10218 (46.39%) Share40Tweet40 Shares

Spring election 2021: Circuit court judge branch 1 results

Kenosha County voters turned out an incumbent judge in the circuit court branch 1 race in Tuesday’s election. Challenger Gerard Dougvillo has defeated incumbent Larisa V. Benitez-Morgan. Benitez-Morgan was appointed in early 2020 by Gov. Tony Evers to fill a vacancy on the bench created by the retirement of David Bastianelli. This was her first […]

It’s Spring Election Day 2021!

It’s Spring Election Day today with state and local non-partisan offices on the ballot. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem Lakes Village Hall, Wilmot Fire Station and Silver Lake Village Hall. Twin Lakes voting will be at Village Hall. All other […]

Kenosha County DA says decision on charges in Jacob Blake shooting case not imminent

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley issued a statement Friday that said a decision on whether to pursue criminal charges against the Kenosha Police officer involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake is not going to be announced Monday, despite a social media rumor to that effect. Blake was shot by Kenosha Police officer Rusten […]

Kenosha County Circuit Court jury trial to resume Aug. 31

Jury trials are set to resume in Kenosha County Circuit Court on Aug. 31, it was announced Monday. Here’s a news release: The Kenosha County Circuit Court will resume conducting jury trials onAug. 31, with safety protocols in place, Chief Judge Jason Rossell and Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today (Monday) Remote, video […]

Illinois man sentenced in triple fatal crash

Timothy Vandervere, 41, found guilty of killing three members of a Kenosha family in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Lakes in April, was sentenced Friday in Kenosha County Circuit Court to 32 years in prison. Dying as a result of the April 5 crash were: Dr. Michael J. Rizzo, 67, of Kenosha, Mary […]

Racine woman charged in local THC vaping case

A Racine woman has been charged in Circuit Court in connection with a case that has also led to charges for two men and their mother from Paddock Lake in connection with an operation that authorities say manufactured illegal THC infused vaping cartridges. Hannah J Curty, 19, of Racine was charged Thursday with Manufacture/Deliver THC […]

County officials set higher goal for petition drive to keep murderer behind bars

An effort by two elected county officials and a victim’s family to keep a man convicted of a 1985 murder in Bristol behind bars is resetting its goal for a petition drive. The petition asking that convicted murderer Eric Nelson not be granted parole next month reached its original goal of 1,000 signatures April 2, […]

Spring Election 2017: Circuit Court Judge Branch 7 results

Incumbent Circuit Court Judge Jodi L. Meier appears to have won election to her seat over challenger John Anthony Ward. Meier was appointed to fill the judgeship after the death of Judge Michael Wilk last year. With 115 of 115 polls reporting preliminary results: Meier 12,386 (85%) to John Anthony Ward 2,145( 15%). ShareTweet0 Shares

Obregon sentenced to life in prison

Andrew Obregon, 34, of Brighton, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the homicide of Tywon Anderson. The sentence was issued by Judge Chad Kerkman at a hearing Tuesday morning in Kenosha. Obregon also was sentenced by Kerkman for armed robbery, fleeing law enforcement officers and attempted homicide, with sentences to be served concurrently […]

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 […]

Obregon pleads guilty to homicide before trial

Andrew Obregon pleaded guilty to two charges of homicide in Kenosha County Circuit Court Friday. Obregon’s trial on 32 charges related to the killing of Tywon Anderson and his weeks long evasion of capture by authorities was scheduled to start Monday. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department conducted an intense search for Obregon in connection with Anderson’s murder after […]

Obregon trial delayed until 2017

The trial of Andrew Obregon will not take place this year. The trial was set to begin Sept 26, but court records on Wednesday show the trial has been rescheduled to Jan. 30, 2017. Media reports say the delay came at the request of defense counsel due to an issue caused by illness to part of the defense […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Wheatland files appeal to sex offender placement

Wheatland has filed an appeal to a court order placing a sex offender in a Wheatland residence along Highway 50. Wheatland prosecuting attorney Todd Terry filed the appeal on behalf of the town on Wednesday, he said. That appeal is focused on the Racine Circuit Court’s denial of a petition for Wheatland to intervene in the case. Terry […]

Trevor man faces child enticement charges in Winnebago County

Joshua C. Scheil, 28, of Trevor, who serves as pastor of a Twin Lakes church, has been charged with child enticement in Winnebago County. Circuit Court records say Scheil has been charged with: Use a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime. Child Enticement-Sexual Contact. Cause Child 13-18 to View Sex. Activity. Scheil is next […]

Judge S. Michael Wilk, 76, dies

Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge S. Michael Wilk has died, is reporting. Wilk, 76, died after a short hospitalization. Here is the rest of WGTD’s story. Here is an obituary. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Two charged with arson for Paris fire

Two Kenosha men have been arrested and charged with setting a Paris property on fire Thursday, Feb. 18, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday. Facing multiple felony charges including arson of a building without the owners consent are Damien L. Stuble, 21, of Kenosha, and Travis D. Delabio, 21, of Kenosha. “This arson investigation moved […]

Date set for Obregon trial on homicide and other charges

A trial for Andrew Obregon is scheduled to take place in September on a total of over 30 charges including homicide. Obregon, of Bristol, is accused of killing Tywon Anderson, 37, of Kenosha, and leaving his body in Paris. While a person of interest and later a suspect in Anderson’s death, Obregon eluded law enforcement for almost […]

Man guilty of death of Twin Lakes teen in 2013 crash sentenced to prison

The man who struck a Twin Lakes teenager who later died from his injuries in the June 2013 traffic crash was sentenced in Kenosha County Circuit Court Monday. Thomas H. Johnston IV, 29, of Twin Lakes, had pleaded no contest to a charge of  homicide by use of vehicle-controlled substance. On June 14, 2013, Johnston struck Nathaniel […]

Obregon back in Wisconsin in Kenosha County Jail

The suspect in the homicide of a Kenosha man who eluded police for almost two weeks and eventually was caught in Illinois, is back in Wisconsin. From a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued this afternoon: Andrew Obregon, 32, of Brighton, waived his extradition to Kenosha County, today in a Lake County, IL court […]

Man found shot in Illinois Monday faces charges in Kenosha County

A man found shot at a bar in Lake Villa, Ill. Monday night is facing charges in Kenosha County. A press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department identified the man found in Lake Villa as Justin K. Diedrich, 23, various Illinois media outlets said. The release went on to say Diedrich “was at the scene of the […]

Driver in wrong way fatal crash faces felony charges

Brian J.  Smith, the driver of a truck that was going the wrong way on Highway 50 in Wheatland  on Dec. 6 leading to a crash with another vehicle in which two people died, faces five felony charges. Smith, 36, of Lindenhurst, appeared in Kenosha County court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He faces felony charges […]

Twin Lakes man charged in crash death of Twin Lakes teen

A Twin Lakes man faces a felony charge in connection with a crash that killed a teen along a county highway in Randall last summer. Thomas H. Johnston IV, 28, has been charged with homicide by vehicle use-controlled substance in connection with the crash that occurred on June 14, 2013, according to Circuit Court records. Nathaniel […]

Orozco charged with felony in fatal crash

The man who was driving a car involved in a crash in which his passenger died on Sunday morning in Bristol has been charged with a felony. Christopher J. Orozco, 29, of Paddock Lake, has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle in Kenosha County Circuit Court. Orozco is scheduled to appear in […]

Twin Lakes women face drug-related charges

Two Twin Lakes women have been charged with drug related crimes as the result of an investigation by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Kenosha Drug Operations Group. From a statement issued by the department Thursday: On March 4, 2014, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Samantha L. Horne and Samantha J. Ogelvie. KDOG (Kenosha Drug Operations Group) conducted […]

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