Names released from two fatal crashes on Highway 11 | Local News

RACINE COUNTY — The names of the victims in the two fatal crashes on Highway 11 on Thursday have been released. The first one was at Highway 11 and Ohio Street in the morning and involved a construction worker being run over. The second was in the afternoon in Dover and involved a head-on collision.

The construction worker, identified as Dharmista Chauhan, 39, of Menomonee Falls was working on Durand Avenue and was killed Thursday morning after a cement truck backed over her, according to a release from the State Patrol. Another worker, identified as Jordan Newson, 29, of River Hills, is reported to have critical injuries.

The fatal crash occurred on Highway 11 and Ohio Street in Racine. At about 8 a.m., a cement truck driven by a 28-year-old from Kenosha backed over two construction workers on the job site.

Alcohol use was not a factor in this incident,

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10 displaced in Thursday morning duplex fire in Racine | Local News

RACINE — An early Thursday morning blaze displaced three adults and seven children from a Franklin Street duplex, the Racine Fire Department reported. No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross is helping the occupants find temporary housing while repairs to the upper/lower duplex-styled dwelling are made. The building had working smoke detectors, fire officials said. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

Fire crews were dispatched at 2:57 a.m. to the residence at 1709 Franklin St.

“The first-floor occupant called 911 after smelling and seeing fire coming from her kitchen,” said Fire Department Lt. Scott Sorce. “She quickly woke up her children, exited the building and alerted the second-floor occupant. Fire crews arrived finding moderate smoke coming from the first floor. A quick fire attach was made, containing

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Foxconn ‘tops off’ High Performance Computing Data Center Globe | Local News

Capping off the globe

Foxconn Technology Group and construction manager Mortenson have announced the structural steel completion of its 100-feet-tall High-Performance Computing Data Center in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn and Mortenson are to soon begin the process of installing 642 pieces of glass in the globe. The data center is located along Highway H.

MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn Technology Group and its construction manager, Mortenson, announced Thursday the completion of structural steel for the 100-feet-tall High-Performance Computing Data Center Globe located at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.

Foxconn and Mortenson are soon to begin the process of installing 642 pieces of glass on the globe through the end of the year. To date, Foxconn has invested about $750 million in

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Local General Contractors | Angie’s List

1. How much do contractors typically charge?

Answer: The average cost to hire a contractor is between $45 – $85 dollars per hour, while some may be more expensive, there will typically not be any cheaper options that would be qualified and licensed to do the contracting work.

2. How much are typical contractor project costs?

Answer: The average cost for a construction, redmodeling, or contractor project is between $4,000 – $18,000 dollars.  However, each project is different and costs can range from $1500 to change a small room, compared to millions of dollars for a whole home remodel or construction.

3. Should contractors be certified or licensed?

Answer: Yes.  Each state has their own requirements for licensing and certifications for contractors.  Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local contractor guidelines.

4. What questions should I ask a contractor?


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