Top Local News in Kenosha June 14, 2023

14 June 2023

Multiple Shootings in Kenosha: The Kenosha police are investigating multiple shootings after three people showed up at separate local hospitals with gunshot wounds late Tuesday​​.

Teen Labor Laws in Wisconsin: In the face of labor shortages, Republican lawmakers in at least 10 states, including Wisconsin, have been pushing proposals to loosen child labor laws. This would allow children as young as 14 to work in more hazardous occupations and for longer hours on school nights​​.

Local Aid Bill in Wisconsin: After months of debate, the Wisconsin Legislature is set to vote on a local aid bill. The proposal aims to increase local funding to communities across Wisconsin​​.

Computer Repair Clinic: Gateway Technical College’s student chapter of dig.IT is set to hold a public computer repair clinic on June 23 and June 24​​.

K-12 Education Spending Increase in Wisconsin: The Budget committee has approved a $1 billion K-12 education spending increase in Wisconsin. This includes spending $107 million to cover 33.3% of school districts’ special education costs​.

Kenosha Singer/Songwriter Films Music Video: Kenosha-based singer/songwriter Michael Kritikos has filmed his first music video in Kenosha with the aim to showcase the city’s music scene and make a difference in his community​​.

Weather Update: Southern Wisconsin is set to warm up today, but another cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday night. There will be fewer showers and storms than on Tuesday, but the chance of rain will continue into the night​​.

Police Body Cameras in Kenosha County: Police leaders in Kenosha County discuss the benefits and challenges of using body cameras. The technology provides many benefits for the department and the public but also has its limitations​​.

Delay in Vote on UW System Budget Cut: Republicans have delayed the vote on a plan to cut the UW System budget by $32 million over DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) programming. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has called for the UW System to cut all DEI positions, claiming the offices have contributed to racial divides​​.

Use of Cameras by Local Police Departments: An investigation looked at how agencies have responded to calls for more accountability — including the use of cameras .

Kenosha County Criminal Complaints: Kenosha County Jail booking photos for people facing possible felony charges who were booked between June 10-12​.

Fourth of July Carnival in Kenosha: The city’s Public Safety and Welfare Committee unanimously approved a request for a Downtown carnival during Fourth of July week​.

Money Laundering Accusation: A 35-year-old Hales Corners man is facing numerous felony charges for allegedly taking over $150,000 from a Kenosha business​.

Juneteenth Celebrations in Kenosha: A week of Juneteenth celebrations are coming to Kenosha, culminating on Saturday with a festival, award and recognition ceremony, and the return of Kenosha’s Black Wall Street Market.

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