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Fewer Troubled Teens Are Sent To Troubled Lincoln Hills

The numbers of delinquent teens sent to Wisconsin's juvenile facilities are still 30-percent less than when agents first raided them for alleged inmate abuses. Gannett's U-S-A Today Network says 180 juveniles are at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake boys' and girls' institutions in Lincoln County. That's much fewer than the 264 inmates the day before the December 2015 raid that was part of two federal investigations now in their third years, as a federal judge recently ordered the state and the A-C-L-U to come up with a plan by the end of this week to change policies on using pepper spray and putting teens in solitary confinement for long periods. Milwaukee, Brown, and Racine counties sent a combined 57 fewer inmates to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake last year than in 2015. Because of that, lawmakers propose increases in what counties pay the state to house the youngsters from 300-dollars a day to 400.

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Search Continues For Missing Woman

Cadaver dogs and drones were still being used Sunday to look for a 59-year-old Racine County woman who's been missing for eight days. Media reports say Lynn Rickard is now presumed dead, even though there's no evidence of that. She left her home in Kansasville last Sunday, and officials say she was either nude or wearing pajamas -- and she relies on an oxygen unit to help her breathe.

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Man Rescued From Lake Michigan

Sheriff's officials say a Racine County man may have had hypothermia before he was rescued in Lake Michigan.

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