Brittany Shannon, FOX6 News

Brittany Shannon

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Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Brittany:

Monitoring your medications: When you get a prescription, who can see it?

MILWAUKEE -- During a checkup, doctors now have something else to check out -- a database. It's called the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and it's in place to detect improper use of opiates. The PDMP has been in place since 2013. The enhanced version launched one month ago. → Read More

Mequon residents on high alert after coyote sighting: “They were very, very big”

MEQUON -- Wild animals circling family pets! A Mequon family says they're lucky their dogs are still here because coyotes have been an ongoing nuisance near their home. "They were big and they were quite obviously circling in for the attack of our dogs," said Jennifer Niedfeldt. → Read More

Unknown substance leaking from somewhere inside grounds of airport

MILWAUKEE -- An unknown substance is leaking from somewhere inside the grounds of Mitchell International Airport. Officials say they do not know the source of the substance -- or even what that substance may be. Fire officials are taking precautions -- trying to protect the nearby creek from contamination. It appears they are throwing down barriers to trap the substance. → Read More

“It was inhumane:” Milwaukee man admits beating his 14-month-old son

MILWAUKEE -- 28-year-old Dennis Torres of Milwaukee now faces multiple charges for his alleged involvement in the abuse of a 14-month-old boy. → Read More

“This is not typical:” Woman calls 911, says she killed someone and is suicidal

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- A 911 murder confession is what caused an hours-long standoff in Sheboygan County Thursday, April 27th. The 38-year-old woman told a dispatcher she killed someone and planned to hurt herself. → Read More

“Humbling:” Neighbors help 70-year-old man, attacked while walking his dog

MILWAUKEE -- A man walking his dog is attacked. He is now home from the hospital after being badly bruised and bloodied. As he recovers, an incredible thing is happening in his neighborhood. Carmelino Pable will be keeping his daily routine stroll closer to home. → Read More

“Real bad situation:” Couple robbed at gunpoint while shopping for car at dealership

MILWAUKEE -- A couple trying to buy a new car were robbed at gunpoint. Milwaukee police are now asking for your help to identify the two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery that took place at Badger Auto Sales on Monday, April 17th. → Read More

Ex of man convicted in murder of Jessica Ellenberger, her daughter: “Could’ve been us”

MILWAUKEE -- Patrick Fowler on Friday, April 21st was convicted of the murders of his girlfriend, Jessica Ellenberger and her four-year-old daughter Madyson Marshel. → Read More

“People get so enraged:” President Trump supporters, protesters clash during visit to Kenosha

KENOSHA -- People outside President Donald Trump's visit to Snap-on Tools in Kenosha on Tuesday, April 18th were split down the middle -- quite literally -- with protesters on one side of 80th Street and supporters on the other. Supporters applauded President Trump's executive order to put America first -- while protesters were skeptical and asking for more. → Read More

‘Pneumonia front’ drops temps, brings rain, T-storms, hail to SE WI: “So ready for spring!”

MILWAUKEE -- It was a wild Monday afternoon, April 10th as a "pneumonia front" pushed into SE Wisconsin, drastically dropping temperatures and bringing with it showers and thunderstorms -- some dropping hail. In April in Wisconsin, you have to be ready for a bit of everything -- because you can be dressed appropriately one second, and the next, not so much. → Read More

BREAKING: Caught on camera — a NAKED man on the tarmac at Mitchell Airport!

MILWAUKEE -- Caught on camera Wednesday, April 5th at General Mitchell International Airport -- a NAKED MAN on the tarmac! It happened outside Concourse D. Airport officials told FOX6 News a man managed to get out onto the tarmac and undress. → Read More

“Anybody can help the community:” Meet two young men on a mission to clean up the city

MILWAUKEE -- They are two men on a mission. Darian DeJesus Munoz and his cousin Ravone Black are transforming the streets of Milwaukee. They spend every Monday at a different intersection -- cleaning up garbage. "Chips, soda bottles, cigar wrappers. → Read More

Deputies suspected “fowl play” when called to turkey break-in at Town of West Bend home

WEST BEND -- Deputies suspected "fowl play" when they were dispatched to a Town of West Bend home on Sunday, March 26th, for a suspect caught breaking and entering! The owners of the home reported a turkey had broken in via a second-story window. → Read More

Funeral arrangements set for Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz, housing inspector murdered on the job

MILWAUKEE -- Funeral arrangements have been set for 64-year-old Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz, a City of Milwaukee housing inspector gunned down on the job on Wednesday, March 22nd near 23rd and Cherry. → Read More

Medical examiner: 343 drug-related deaths in 2016, 97 of them from fentanyl

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office revealed on Tuesday, March 21st the final numbers for drug deaths in Milwaukee County in 2016. There were 343 overall drug deaths -- with 148 heroin-related and 97 fentanyl-related deaths in 2016. → Read More

“It’s hard:” Murder-suicide involving MPD officer shocks neighbors, law enforcement

MILWAUKEE -- A man and woman are dead as a result of a murder-suicide that happened Saturday afternoon, March 11th near 92nd and Goodrich. Sources tell FOX6 News the man was a Milwaukee police officer. Sources say he shot a woman before turning the gun on himself. → Read More

“It was unreal!” WATCH as big rig gets blown over on rural highway in Dodge County

DODGE COUNTY -- At least 13 semis toppled amid high wind on Wednesday, March 8th. A High Wind Warning was issued for ALL of southeastern Wisconsin until 5:00 p.m. Sean Chambers, a driver for Chambers Trucking LLC, was witness to the powerful wind gusts on Wednesday. → Read More

“My hero:” Attacked by dog in Glendale, woman says she wouldn’t be here if not for neighbor

GLENDALE -- A tackle from a quick-thinking neighbor saved the life of a woman being attacked by a dog near her Glendale home. "The one post I never thought I'd make on Facebook was thanking somebody for saving my life because I can't get that image out of my head," Lori Turner said. Turner on Tuesday, March 7th showed the marks left behind, two days after she was attacked by a dog. → Read More

Police warn Pokemon Go app can be dangerous distraction

WISN 12 News' Brittany Shannon reports how the Pokemon Go app can put users in dangerous situations. → Read More

Safe and Sound reaches out to neighborhoods

The organization tries to bridge the gap between law enforcement and communities. → Read More