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Local News: Arrests in Bank Robbery as Another Occurs; Jobs Announcement; Racine School Pilots an Active Shooter Warning System

July 9, 2019 7:50p

(WGTD)--- Kenosha police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday morning. Educators Credit Union at 4215 Green Bay Road was held up by a man described as black, in his 20s with facial hair and long, braided hair. Anyone with information was asked to call either the police department or Crimestoppers at 262-656-7333.

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(WGTD)---Four people who allegedly robbed a bank in Racine before it opened for business June 29th reportedly gained access to the place by kidnapping an employee the night before. Police said Tuesday they've made four arrests in the robbery of the Wells Fargo branch on Martin Luther King Drive. Two of the suspects are 19, one is 18 while the fourth is 23. No other information was immediately released. 

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(WGTD)---Gov. Evers is expected to attend a jobs announcement in Pleasant Prairie Wednesday afternoon. The event is scheduled to take place under a tent at Prairie Highlands Corp. Park. That's a new business  park located in the northwest quadrant of I-94 and State Highway 165. The identity of the business involved was not revealed.

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(WGTD)---A privately-run high school in Racine will become the first school in the city to use a new alert system that when activated will automatically break into the Racine Police Department's main radio frequency with a recorded message. A city council committee Tuesday approved a one-year pilot program with Racine Christian High School located at Kinzie and Ohio. The system is only to be used in the event of an active shooter. it's designed to shave previous seconds off response times. Deputy Chief William Macemon says he believes other schools will follow suit if the pilot program is a success. 

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