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Police officer injured after hitting gigantic sink hole

KENOSHA (WITI) — A police officer was responding to a call on Saturday evening, April 19th when her squad car hit a 7-foot wide-18 inch deep sink hole.

Kenosha Police told FOX6 News the officer encountered the sink hole near 23rd Ave. and 56th St.

According to police, the officer suffered a slight abrasion to her head, but was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police say the car wasn’t heavily damaged.

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Police find child porn in home of man busted in “cameras in locker room” case

KENOSHA CO. (WITI) — One of two suspects accused in a case involving cameras set up inside the women’s locker room at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie will stand trial in the case – and we have learned he now has a criminal warrant out of Waukegan, Illinois. Additionally, Pleasant Prairie police say they have evidence to indicate cameras were placed inside the women’s locker room at Uline.

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Drivers take note: 16-mile stretch of I-94 to be resurfaced

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin resurfacing a 16-mile portion of I-94 in Racine and Milwaukee Counties. WisDOT will begin work Monday April 21st, weather permitting. The work is expected to be completed late July.

Work will begin in Racine County to include base patching and resurfacing on I-94 West (Northbound) and I-94 East (Southbound) from County KR heading north to County G.

Upon completion of Racine County, crews will start base patching and resurfacing in Milwaukee County on I-94 West and East from County G to just north of Rawson Ave.

The current condition of the roadway is deteriorated. The resurfacing work will create an improved driving surface.

Nighttime lane closures with limited daytime closures are expected as part of this project.

Celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood in May

MADISON (WITI) – World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts advocating for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. It’s celebrated May 8th — the birthday of Swiss businessman and social activist Henry Dunant, who founded the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863. You can celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood.

The Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in communities large and small across the country, responding to natural and man-made disasters; offering health and safety training and disaster preparedness education; and assisting military members and their families.

About 40 percent of the country’s blood is also collected by the Red Cross, which meets the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

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“This is a game changer:” Investors to buy Bucks for $550 million

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Sen. Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner, has announced that he has entered into a signed purchase agreement to transfer ownership of the Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.  Mr. Edens and Mr. Lasry are highly regarded investors who are firmly committed to the success of the franchise and its importance to Milwaukee.

Furthermore, consistent with his commitment to the Bucks and Milwaukee, Senator Kohl has pledged a $100 million gift for the development of a new arena for the team.  In addition to honoring Kohl’s requirement that the team be kept in Milwaukee, the new owners have committed to contribute at least an additional $100 million towards the development of a new arena in the city.

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20-year-old Kenosha man dies after shooting & car crash into home

KENOSHA (WITI) — Officers with the Kenosha Police Department responded to 65th and Sheridan Road on Monday, April 14th for a reported shooting and car crash. One person died.

The victim in this case has been identified as 20-year-old Anthony Edwards of Kenosha.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a vehicle that had struck a home near 65th and Sheridan.

“I thought it was a drunk driver,” neighbor Casey Farrell said.

Police say Edwards was the operator of the vehicle, and there was a juvenile male inside.

“I could tell that something was absolutely wrong,” Farrell said.

Officials say Edwards appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Tracey Forrest lives feet from where the vehicle crashed.

Memorial service Monday in honor of reverend who died in freak accident

KENOSHA (WITI) — A memorial service is planned for Monday evening, April 14th in honor of Georgette Wonders — a 61-year-old Kenosha reverend who died in a freak accident in a McDonald’s drive-thru last week.

The service will take place at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on 80th Street in Kenosha — and a huge turnout is expected.

“To hear that she is gone — I can`t wrap my mind around it,” Albert McCain, a member of Bradford Community Church in Kenosha, told FOX6 News.