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I’m excited to be a part of the FOX6 team. It’s amazing to be living out my dream and working as a news reporter in a great city. I come to FOX 6 from WCIA in Champaign, IL. Before that, I worked at WAND as a Champaign bureau reporter. As WCIA’s lead nightside reporter, I covered the fall of former Governor Rod Blagojevich, the largest admissions scandal in the history of the University of Illinois, and even rubbed elbows with Roger Ebert at his acclaimed film festival “Ebertfest.” It is nice to be working with so many reporters I used to rub elbows with in Champaign like Brittney Sager, Bret Buganski, Ben Handelman, and A.J. Bayatpour.

I knew I wanted to be a TV reporter since I was a kid. I used to stay up late to watch the 10 o’clock news every night, against my parent’s wishes, on my couch in Northwest Indiana. Being a Hoosier, it was in my blood (and family history) to attend Indiana University. There, I double majored in political science and Hoosier basketball. After graduation I earned my Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

I enjoy hearing from viewers, so shoot me a line. By the way, you can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/AshleySears6!

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  • “Getting worse and worse:” 277 drug-related overdose deaths in Milwaukee County in 2017

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a problem that continues to grow, but now there is a new startling statistic about drug deaths in Milwaukee County. This month, someone has died from a probable overdose every 16 hours. So far this year, there have been 277 drug-related overdose deaths in Milwaukee County. It’s a number that wasn’t reached until December of 2016. The problem has showed no signs of slowing down. Last year, this number was not reached until December. #TakeBackWI pic.twitter.com/G8RUjKvc5T — Medical […]

  • Loved ones hold onto hope on 10-year anniversary of unsolved double murder

    MILWAUKEE — It has been ten years since two rising musical artists were killed on Milwaukee’s north side. Thursday, October 19th, loved ones remember them and continue to ask for justice. Jetannue “Kool-Aid” Clayborn and Yolanda “LaLa” Brown were killed in 2007. The victims’ family says despite no charges being brought, they believe they will see justice. After ten years, it never gets easier. Loved ones stood together at 55th and Lisbon Thursday evening, remembering two young lives taken suddenly. “It’s […]

  • Stolen SUV slams into day care bus after carjacking at Tosa gas station caught on camera

    WAUWATOSA — A woman was carjacked in broad daylight in a seemingly safe area, and it was all caught on camera. Police recovered the car quickly, but the criminal took off. It happened at a gas station near 88th and North in Wauwatosa. As the woman pumped gas, she fell victim in a matter of moments. As she filled her SUV, a vehicle pulled up and a man got out — heading towards the store, when suddenly he spotted an […]

  • Watch: Driver sought after fleeing traffic stop, causing crash that injured 3

    BROWN DEER — Brown Deer police on Tuesday, October 17th released dashcam video of a police pursuit and crash that happened Sunday night, October 15th. Police are currently searching for the driver involved, 37-year-old Ronnie Farrow. It began around 9:45 p.m. after a Brown Deer police officer conducted a traffic stop on Teutonia Avenue near Dean Road — stopping a vehicle with a burnt out tail light. When the officer suspected the man behind the wheel was providing false information, he […]

  • Investigators: Man accused of raping woman with sex toys may be linked to new crime

    FRANKLIN — A new twist in a Milwaukee rape case. Investigators are trying to connect the dots between a home burglary and a sexual assault. Investigators believe items stolen from a Franklin home may have been used in the attack in Milwaukee. Michael Birk, 41, is currently awaiting trial. He’s accused of raping a woman then trying to pay someone to have her killed. Now, court documents reveal there may be new evidence in the case. Birk was arrested and […]

  • “Still happening:” As group takes stand against reckless driving, car blows through stop sign

    MILWAUKEE — As a group gathered in Milwaukee Wednesday evening, October 11th, taking a stand against reckless driving, a vehicle blew through a stop sign behind them — and they used the incident as an example of the epidemic plaguing Milwaukee. Those who gathered Wednesday evening near 12th and Concordia said change will require the entire city’s support. They want young and old to stay safe behind the wheel, and prevent loss of life. “Losing lives over situations like this […]

  • “We will never forget:” Milwaukee Fire Department pays tribute to 128 fallen firefighters

    MILWAUKEE — Taking a moment to remember those who gave their lives, the Milwaukee Fire Department on Wednesday, October 11th honored 128 Milwaukee firefighters killed in the line of duty. “They served with courage, honor and integrity,” said Milwaukee Fire Department Assistant Chief John Schwengel. “We will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters, and today we pay tribute to their sacrifice.” “I consistently see the members of our fire department putting their lives on the line for the residents of this […]

  • Police seek driver in death of 16-year-old thrown from hood of car: “Didn’t mean for this to happen”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal crash that happened near 12th and Concordia on Tuesday morning, October 10th. Officials say their investigation reveals around 10:20 a.m., the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was on the hood of a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, drove away with the victim on the hood and then braked, throwing the victim off. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. MPD is currently seeking […]

  • MPD squad involved in crash near 13th and Capitol; 2 officers taken to hospital

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police squad was involved in a crash near 13th and Capitol Friday evening, October 6th. Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department told FOX6 News one person was transported to the hospital from that location. The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. Officials said they were in pursuit of a car taken in an earlier armed robbery. Near 13th and Capitol, a pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way and the squad car crashed into it. Authorities said the two […]

  • Religious leaders hold prayer service in Sherman Park: “We have a duty to get out with the community”

    MILWAUKEE — Strengthening a community through faith, several religious leaders took their ministries outside of the church on Saturday, October 7th. They held a service in Sherman Park with their message of unity. Those ministers say you can’t just talk about change, you need to get out there and bring those words to the people. They are hoping a small gesture goes a long way. Aside from the wind blowing the leaves, the voices of faith leaders filled Sherman Park. […]

  • Man thwarts would-be carjacker by trapping him inside vehicle until police arrive

    MILWAUKEE — A thief tried to steal a car from a Milwaukee parking lot but the owner stopped him in his tracks. The victim threw his body on the suspect, took the keys, shut the door and held him until police arrived. The victim says it was a matter of seconds; he went to pick his kids up from daycare near 76th and Courtland, and when he walked inside, he saw two people run into his car. “When I came […]

  • Group takes to the streets spreading message to reckless drivers: “Obey the speed limit!”

    MILWAUKEE — Reckless driving is a problem that continues to plague Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Bike Federation and various neighborhood groups are commemorating those who have died as a result of it by taking their message to the streets — hoping the city pays attention. “The whole thing is to obey the speed limit. It’s as simple as that,” said Steve O’Connell, Grassland Manor Block Watch. At 92nd and Lisbon, on Milwaukee northwest side, a small group is trying to tackle […]