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WGTD July 18, 2018

(WGTD)---A drunk who refused numerous offers of rides home, then drove off from the Kenosha bar where he’d spent most of New Year’s Day, crashing head-on into another vehicle, killing the driver, received a 13-year prison sentence Wednesday.

Friends and family of... Read More

WGTD July 17, 2018

(WGTD)---An iconic landmark just south of the state line in Wadsworth was heavily damaged by fire late Tuesday afternoon.

About a-quarter of the six-story Gold Pyramid House was "ruined," according to Gurnee Fire Dept. Battalion Chief David Douglass.

An 80... Read More

WGTD July 17, 2018

City officials in Racine are elated that a small, inner-city industry has not only agreed to stay but plans to build a larger plant.

Jacquet (jack-Kay’) will be moving across the street into the new South Side Industrial Park.

The two new buildings that it... Read More

WGTD July 17, 2018

(WGTD)---Drunk driving is drunk driving whether in a car, on a motorcycle or even riding a motorized bicycle.

It was the latter that a 58 year-old Franksville resident had been pedaling last night when he crashed into a ditch off of Durand Ave. in the Town of... Read More

wpr.org July 17, 2018

New Teacher Residency Program Will Put Teachers In Classrooms Full-Time While Paying Them Salaries

(WPR)---The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Racine Unified School District are partnering up to address a special education teacher... Read More

WGTD July 17, 2018

(WGTD)---A man who’d been arrested once in connection with the death of a food pantry volunteer in Racine is being sought again after he was mistakenly released from jail.

Murder and robbery charges against 28 year-old Joseph Jackson were dismissed earlier this... Read More

WGTD July 16, 2018
Breaking News

Derrick Matthews, the brother of Donna Matthews, accepted a plea deal Monday for his involvement in the July 4th, 2016 murder of Michael Gayan. Derrick Matthews plead guilty to 2nd degree intentional homicide which carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. The... Read More

WGTD July 14, 2018

A Salmon-O-Rama fisherman was injured when the boat he was on slammed into a break wall near the 16th St. Lagoon in pre-dawn darkness Saturday morning. According to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Dept., the 65 year-old man from Mt. Vernon, Iowa suffered... Read More