Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Children aged 12 years and older can now go get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. Freiheit, in a morning release, said the county is following the eligibility expansion of the CDC’s Wednesday action. On that day, the CDC authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for [...]

Freiheit: New COVID-19 vaccination tactic similar to polio response, more mobile

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit told the county Health Board Tuesday that the new approach to fighting COVID-19 mirrors that used to fight polio in the mid-1900s. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/914626509094371 “Be mobile," she told the county Health Board. "Be in the neighborhoods." "That’s our strategy this summer." She also equated the shift [...]

Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Facilities Division Project Manager Frank Martinelli will update the Kenosha County Public Works/Facilities Committee on various building upgrades at its meeting tonight. Among them are several upgrades to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, the Detention Center and also the Administration Building. Current ongoing county upgrade projects  According to supporting documents linked [...]

Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will present its drafted policies governing the use of the department’s new body cameras.  The two policies fall within the departments Sworn Law Enforcement Policy Manual, where it is Policy 425, and its Custody Manual, under Policy 526. Both will come before the Kenosha County Judiciary [...]

KCSD: Single-vehicle crash kills Milwaukee man

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BRIGHTON ⏤ A single-vehicle crash Monday morning has killed a Milwaukee man, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced in a release. According to KCSD Sgt. David Wright, deputies and Burlington fire and rescue personnel responded to the 700 block of 312th Avenue in the town of Brighton for a report of a serious accident at [...]

County Executive Committee moves amended resolution creating Racial Equity Commission forward

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tuesday night, the Kenosha County Executive Committee gave its approval to a resolution creating the county’s Racial Equity Commission. https://youtu.be/kp2Hl0w7wdc The Racial Equity Work Group, a work group of county officials and citizens, created the resolution after 90 days of weekly meetings.  While there was some discussion, the resolution moved on from [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff Beth on Somers House mass shooting: ‘It’s a huge puzzle, an absolutely huge puzzle’

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ While the suspect in the Somers House mass shooting on Sunday in Somers has been identified, investigators continue to piece together over 200 bits of evidence, Sheriff David Beth says. https://www.facebook.com/100045469393154/videos/234384031807094 Beth gave this information to members of the media during a press conference on the shooting held Monday afternoon. The victims [...]

Suspect arrested in Somers House mass shooting identified as 24-year-old man

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SOMERS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect currently in custody for Sunday's mass shooting at Somers House as Rakayo Alandis Vinson, 24.  Alandis Vinson remains in the Kenosha County Jail after deputies arrested him Sunday afternoon.  According to a department release from Sgt. Christopher Hannah Monday morning, Kenosha County Sheriff David [...]

Shooting at Somers House leaves three dead, others injured

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Editor’s note: By the definition that the FBI uses to determine it, this shooting is technically a mass shooting. And our hearts break for the victims, their families and our community for getting caught up in this seemingly wholly American tradition of loved ones taken too soon by gun violence. We are sorry for your [...]

SCAM!: Fake deputies asking for donations from local businesses

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports people have recently been posing as deputies to scam local businesses. Local taverns reported several phone calls with this type of scam artist on Sunday, April 11. Interviewing owners, investigators learned these "deputies" said they were part of KCSD and also the "Police and Sheriff's Coalition." [...]