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Narcan Training; New Kingfish Manager; Haribo Delay Explanations

Feb. 24, 2020 8:10p

The Kenosha County Health Department will offer an emergency Narcan training session Wednesday morning in the Uptown Library. According to the fire department, there were nine suspected opioid overdoses in the uptown area alone during the first two weeks of the month. The 40-minute-long class will begin at 11. Those who complete it will leave with a free kit containing two doses of Narcan, a drug that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose. The Health Dept. points out that free help is available for people with addiction problems.

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New light has been shed on the reasons behind the delay in the construction of Haribo’s candy-making plant in Pleasant Prairie. Company officials originally said that they were taking extra time to weigh design options and ensure the creation of a quality manufacturing process. Just recently, though, the Milwaukee Business Journal learned that the German company was also having problems acclimating itself to U.S. building methods and regulations. Groundbreaking is now scheduled for this summer.

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A local man has been tapped to take over the reins of the Kenosha Kingfish, a college-level baseball club that calls Simmons Field home. Mike Porcaro was named Kingfish field manager Monday, taking over for Duffy Dyer, who left after the end of the last season. Porcaro was a stand-out player at Burlington High School, and currently serves as a deputy coach for the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s baseball team. The Kingfish will begin their seventh season at Simmons Field Tuesday, May 26th.  The ballpark, by the way, turns 100 this year.

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A Somers man successfully fought off a knife attack by his brother over the weekend. 19-year-old Jacob Stachowiak was charged Monday with attempted homicide. According to the criminal complaint, the victim, Djordje Jovanovic, got the upper hand in a struggle then held his brother at bay with a realistic-looking toy gun until deputies arrived. The attack occurred in the Somers apartment of the victim and his girlfriend. The brother reportedly had been living there as well, although the victim recently began an eviction process.   

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A domestic violence case in Racine the day after New Year’s has resulted in charges of attempted homicide against a 20 year-old Racine man. Morris Martin reportedly became enraged when told of an incident in which his son was physically disciplined by the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. According to the criminal complaint, Martin shot the man in the groin. Morris purportedly fired other shots but no one else was hit.

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