Suzanne Spencer, FOX6 News

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Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Suzanne:

COVID in Milwaukee County, 3 years since cases confirmed

Milwaukee County Chief Health Policy Advisor Ben Weston on observed the three-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 cases confirmed in the county. → Read More

Suzanne Spencer is back; explains where she has been for 6 weeks

Suzanne Spencer is back! If you're been wondering where she has been, you are not alone. → Read More

MPS offers free produce, cultural recipes to help local families

The lunch line is different these days for families in the Milwaukee Public Schools that remain virtual. → Read More

'It's there to protect the community:' FPC, chief to discuss directive calling for no more tear gas

With his job potentially on the line, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales again meets with the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Thursday, 10 days after 11 directives were handed down and days after more than 100 departments said they won't respond to the DNC. → Read More

Open Record: A look in the mirror

FOX6 Investigator Amanda St. Hilaire invites FOX6 reporter Suzanne Spencer on the episode to talk about the future of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales. → Read More

Gun under fire: Is Milwaukee Police Department's gun flawed?

It is meant to protect, but is there a flaw with the gun carried by Milwaukee police? A Milwaukee police officer's gun went off in its holster on July 14 -- so how does something like that happen, and was it an accident, or something out of their control? → Read More

'Maybe the National Guard:' Chief may request help with 100+ police departments pulling out of DNC

Following news that more than 100 police departments won't be responding to the Democratic National Convention starting Aug. 17 in Milwaukee, the city's police chief said he's prepared to seek state or federal assistance. → Read More

2 coaches injured, multiple suspects sought after basketball game brawl in Germantown

GERMANTOWN -- Two coaches are still recovering from injuries after a fight broke out at a girls basketball game in Germantown on Wednesday, July 22. It should have been a friendly game. The Wisconsin Blizzard girls AAU league was set to play a tournament at Germantown High School on Wednesday. After an ugly turn, it was canceled -- the incident captured on the gymnasium's camera. → Read More

‘People go nuts for it:’ Pickle pizza among the items on the menu for 1st State Fair Food Drive-Thru Thursday

WEST ALLIS -- The Wisconsin State Fair isn't going on as normal due to COVID-19, but the food is, at least some of it! You can get a taste of the fair without leaving your car starting Thursday, July 23 during the "Fair Food Drive-Thru" that lasts four weekends. → Read More

‘Young people engage in close contact:’ COVID-19 spreads as people attend social gatherings, officials say

MILWAUKEE -- A Wisconsin health official said in a briefing on Tuesday, July 21 that more people in the state are attending social gatherings, leading to high COVID-19 spread. This, as Department of Health Services officials reported more than 1,000 new positive cases Tuesday -- a single-day record. → Read More

Fire and Police Commission meeting with Chief Morales raises questions

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee’s police chief says he doesn’t know if his job is in question. And the body who decides it - isn’t saying either. With a meeting set for Monday, what’s in store for Chief Morales. What appeared to just be a normal six-month review for Chief Morales has turned into lots of secret meetings - and even more questions here at City Hall. → Read More

‘Crazier for them:’ Mask mandate poses unique situation for kids, child care centers

MILWAUKEE -- Kids will be kids, but can they still be in a mask? One daycare on Milwaukee's south side says absolutely. The City of Milwaukee's mandate takes effect at 12 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. For some, wearing a mask in public is just a continuation of what they've already been doing. → Read More

Milwaukee FPC chairman had ‘mixed interest’ in sex assault case, investigator says

MILWAUKEE -- An investigator hired by the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) revealed new details about a conflict of interest for its chairman, Steven DeVougas, at an FPC meeting on Thursday, July 2. → Read More

ME: 1 fatally shot near 60th and Bradley; 5 homicides in less than 24 hours

MILWAUKEE -- The medical examiner confirmed a fatal shooting Wednesday night, July 1 near 60th Street and Bradley Road -- marking five homicides since 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Bicycles in high demand during pandemic, local bike shops see rush of business

WAUWATOSA -- John Jensen knows a lot about bikes – and metaphors. "Used bikes going out of here like water over a dam - just amazed me," Jensen said. It is a rush of business - Johnson's Cycle and Fitness is riding. "COVID - there was no weekend. Every day was a Saturday. → Read More

MPS discusses reopening plan, includes three possible scenarios

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Schools is discussing reopening plans for students come fall. The district released three potential scenarios Thursday night. These options come days after the department of public instruction released its report earlier this week of templates schools could follow. → Read More

‘Education and compassion:’ Milwaukee school holds Juneteenth celebration for youth

MILWAUKEE -- Dozens of young people supported a Juneteenth celebration, embracing the student population's diversity, on Milwaukee's north side, Friday. → Read More

Families of 3 people killed by same Wauwatosa police officer protest, file complaints

WAUWATOSA -- All over Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 18, calls for justice could be heard as the families of three people -- all of whom were killed by the same Wauwatosa police officer -- filed citizen complaints. "Every day you're going to grieve," said Jay Anderson Sr. → Read More

‘Impossible to predict:’ Leaders split on impact of proposed Milwaukee police budget slash

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Common Council is weighing a 10% budget cut to the Milwaukee Police Department for 2021. The proposed cut has some worried about its implications not only on the police department but also on a justice system with an already growing backlog. → Read More

‘Didn’t understand:’ Family pushes back after daughter with disability fired from Metro Market

SHOREWOOD -- A Shorewood woman bought alcohol for underage coworkers and then fessed up to her employer. Now, she and her family believe she was wrongfully terminated. 25-year-old Gina Giacobassi has special needs and worked at the Metro Market in Shorewood for four years. → Read More