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Past articles by Julie:

“Something we need:” Firefighter creates compass to prevent disorientation at fire scenes

EAU CLAIRE -- An Eau Claire firefighter came up with a device that could save the lives of disoriented firefighters battling a blaze. It is a labor of love that has been more than two years in the making. → Read More

Caught on camera: Shorewood police need help tracking down “Black Lives Matter” vandal

SHOREWOOD -- Shorewood police need your help identifying a person who has been trespassing and vandalizing signs that someone has paid for and placed on their own property. The most recent incident was caught on camera at a home in the northeast area of Shorewood. It happened around 11:00 p. → Read More

Community honors Trooper Trevor Casper, killed in the line of duty, with memorial bench and plaque

FOND DU LAC -- On his first day on solo duty with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Trooper Trevor Casper tragically lost his life in a shootout with an armed robbery suspect. Saturday, May 20th he was memorialized as hundreds of law enforcement, friends and family gathered in Fond du Lac. → Read More

Scrap metal from Milwaukee Bucks arena provides money for Ronald McDonald House

MILWAUKEE -- For 17 years, the eastern Wisconsin chapter of the Ronald McDonald House has been collecting aluminum tabs on the top of soda cans that generate money to help families. → Read More

“A lot in common:” Veterans share memories at Wisconsin Lutheran H.S. meet and greet

MILWAUKE -- Many World War II veterans never talk about their experiences once they return home. Now, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is giving them the opportunity to open up and share memories with others who fought for the same freedom. → Read More

Driver leaves scene after hitting man, heads to MPD as bystanders attempt to rescue victim

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating after a man was struck by a vehicle and killed on the city's north side on Wednesday night, May 10th. The driver who hit the pedestrian drove away, but police are not calling this a hit-and-run. → Read More

Mother shares video showing her son being struck by MPS teacher’s aide

MILWAUKEE -- Video just released on Wednesday, May 10th shows a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher's aide hitting a special needs student on the head, the teen's mother said. That aide has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and the student's mother is calling her alleged actions outrageous, unacceptable and unnecessary. She said the charges aren't enough. → Read More

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth fights potential placement of 2 sexual predators

TOWN OF WHEATLAND -- Same neighborhood, same house, different sex offenders. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is fighting the potential placement of two sex offenders within the county -- specifically a home on Geneva Road. → Read More

Nicolet H.S. warns parents about popular Netflix series, ’13 Reasons Why’

GLENDALE -- A controversial Netflix series is sparking action from school officials in the Milwaukee area. The show "13 Reasons Why" graphically depicts the suicide of a 17-year-old girl -- and chronicles her messages describing why she did it. → Read More

Milwaukee alderman calls city’s pothole problem “ludicrous;” looks for a quicker fix

MILWAUKEE -- It's a rough ride out there. City streets are peppered with potholes and a Milwaukee alderman is looking for a rapid response from the city. It's a sign of spring; the warm days bring about potholes that are hard to miss. → Read More

“Devastating:” Burglars rip an ATM from gas station; it’s caught on camera

WAUKESHA -- Waukesha police are looking for your help in solving a burglary from early in April. The Citgo gas station on White Rock Avenue was the target. Surveillance video captured the burglars trying to get away with an ATM. → Read More

“It was crazy:” Powerful overnight storm leaves homeowners cleaning up the damage

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- From south of Milwaukee to the north and west, not many communities escaped the wrath of storms that pushed through overnight/early Thursday, April 20th. The work began early for the Milwaukee County Parks forestry crews who spent the day clearing away the hazardous debris from roadways, as many homeowners woke up surprised by the extensive damage. → Read More

“What are you afraid of?” Protesters in Kenosha urge President Trump to release tax returns

KENOSHA -- Hundreds of protesters called on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns while they waited for the Republican to arrive at Snap-on Tools in Kenosha Tuesday, April 18th -- and they also called for good jobs with goo... → Read More

Investigators ‘actively pursuing’ 130 tips in search for burglary suspect Joseph Jakubowski

JANESVILLE -- Investigators working to find wanted burglary suspect Joseph Jakubowski said as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12th approximately 700 tips have been received. Officials said they are actively pursuing 130 of those tips, but at this point, Jakubowski remains AT LARGE. → Read More

“Really exciting:” Grand opening celebration at The Corners of Brookfield THIS WEEKEND!

BROOKFIELD -- The wait is over! After years of preparations and months of construction, The Corners of Brookfield will host its grand opening celebration this weekend. The new development is located on the corner of I-94 and Barker Road, and includes more than just shops. There are restaurants and 244 apartments. → Read More

Developing: Milwaukee police block roads near 43rd and Good Hope Road following incident

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have blocked off areas near 43rd Street and Good Hope Road Tuesday morning, April 4th following an incident. A neighbor near the scene tells FOX6 News she was inside her home when she heard 10 gunshots. The neighbor says she went outside saw a crash had occurred. Police have not released details surrounding the incident at this time. → Read More

Whitefish Bay JCC officials “cautiously optimistic” following arrest linked to threats

WHITEFISH BAY -- A Jewish teenager was arrested Thursday, March 23rd in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the United States and other countries, Israeli police said. → Read More

Preservation organization names Mitchell Park Domes a ‘national treasure’

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes were just named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As many may recall, the Domes were temporarily closed in 2016 when pieces of concrete began falling from inside. → Read More

“A great experience for everyone:” NCAA basketball brings big business to downtown

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee played host to NCAA Tournament teams on Thursday, March 16th -- and downtown Milwaukee was a busy spot as the tournament got underway. → Read More

The Stronger Way Act: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduces new bill to fight poverty

MILWAUKEE — New legislation at the federal level is designed to fight poverty at the local level, including here in Milwaukee. It’s a new plan authored, in part, by U.S. Senator Tammy B… → Read More