May 10, 2022 3:15p
From WGTD News:
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian is confirming that the dismissal of Jacob Blake's lawsuit against the officer who shot him is not the result of a settlement or a monetary payment. Attorneys for Blake and the city signed off on a stipulation on Friday which was then approved by a federal judge on Monday. In a statement Tuesday, Antaramian said he hopes the dismissal puts an end to what he termed a "difficult" chapter for Kenosha. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake in the back and side during a domestic dispute nearly two years ago. Video of the incident in which a knife Blake was holding was not visible touched off three nights of demonstrations that at times turned violent. No charges were filed against Sheskey and he was allowed to return to duty. Blake was partially paralyzed as a result of the shooting.
A 'shots fired' incident in Racine has led to charges against a woman from Georgia. Bond for 40-year-old Hendria Jackson was set at $20,000 Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, Jackson was in a car with her son and another man that was tied to a series of gunshots that struck a house in the 1600 blk. of Mead St. last week. Two of the six shots that were fired pierced the walls of the home. Six children were inside but none was hurt. A motive was not mentioned. The charges against Jackson include party to the crimes of endangering safety and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. Investigators were able to bring charges after viewing doorbell and cell phone video and speaking to cooperative witnesses.
For the third straight year, a record number of UW-Parkside students will be eligible to participate in the spring commencement ceremony. More than 500 will be honored during this Saturday's event. School officials attribute the large number of graduates to new or modified academic programs and a concerted effort undertaken back in 2018 to increase the number of students who cross the finish line.