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Kenosha Shooting; COVID Court Battle; Gateway's Plans for Fall

June 25, 2020 11:45a; Updated with city reaction at 1:15p; Updated 4:10p with shooting and court case

From WGTD News: 

In Kenosha, a 23-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 6100 blk. of 39th Ave. Thursday at about 4 a.m. At last report, the man was headed to surgery. According to an unofficial scanner report, the victim was shot six times. The investigation is continuing.

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A Burlington area man is facing 28 counts, mostly dealing with alleged inappropriate sexual conduct and contact with four teenaged girls. 37-year-old Kyle Gustin is being held on a bond of $100,000. The investigation began after a step-mother who doesn't live in the home where the activity occurred found a sex toy in her step-daughter's room last December. Gustin allegedly threatened the girls and said he was a mafia boss. 

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Gateway Technical College says it expects to be fully open this fall but will have a plan in place that’s designed to limit the number of people in its buildings at any one time. In a news release, the school says it’ll offer a blended format of on-campus and online learning. The number of students in a typical classroom will be capped at 12. Masks will be required for all students and staff. Enrollment for the fall semester in underway. In the release, Gateway executive vice-president and provost Zina Haywood indicated that the instructional plans will be nimble enough to enable the school to roll with the virus if conditions worsen.

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Racine Mayor Cory Mason calls a judge's ruling that prohibits the city from putting phased-in reopening restrictions on businesses and non-profits "extremely troubling." Decisions by Racine County Judge Jon Fredrickson have prevented the city from enforcing administrative rules that were authorized by city health officer Dottie Kay-Bowersox then later affirmed Monday by the city council in a 9-5 vote that put the plan in ordinance form. Fredrickson, who found the restrictions to be unconstitutional, accused city officials of trying to undermine his authority by passing the ordinance, and he questioned the city's motives. Said Mason in a written statement: "It is disturbing that at every level of government there has either been a failure to act, or direct opposition to reasonable and necessary precautions, seemingly driven by political or economic motivations instead of public health."  The temporary injunction came in a lawsuit that had been filed by the owner of a fitness center. Mason indicates that the city will continue to fight. A scheduling conference is expected to be held July 13th. Fredrickson is a 2018 Scott Walker-appointee who won reelection to a full term last year.

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