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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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  • Michael Cooper

    38-year-old Milwaukee man charged, accused in homicide at Mike’s Place bar

    MILWAUKEE — 38-year-old Michael Cooper of Milwaukee man is facing criminal charges — accused in the shooting death of Michael Patton, found dead at “Mike’s Place” bar at 35th and Silver Spring on October 24th. Cooper is also accused of shooting a witness in that case. Cooper is facing the following charges: first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon — and possession of a firearm by a felon. “Nobody deserved what happened to him,” said Sarah Rajkovic, Silver […]

  • Jenna Aleman

    Milwaukee County mistake: Deputy’s widow may be on the hook for $140,000

    MILWAUKEE — She’s the widow of a Milwaukee County deputy, and now she could be on the hook for $140,000 all because of a county pension error. The county says she was accidentally overpaid. In July of 2012, Milwaukee County Deputy Sergio Aleman, was killed when his squad rear-ended a flatbed truck on I-43. His widow and five children were left to grieve. The county agreed to pay a “survivorship pension” to the family, but now four-and-a-half years later that […]

  • Bradford Beach

    “Looks like April!” Bradford Beach the place to be with temps in 70s in FEBRUARY!

    MILWAUKEE — We hit 71 degrees in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, February 22nd — and for many, Bradford Beach was the place to be! According to the FOX6 Weather Experts, we hit the warmest temperature ever recorded in the month of February, and ALL of meteorological winter (December, January & February). Many were thrilled to trade in their hats and scarves for a day at the beach. “Pretty nice, warm. I like it!” Isabelle Casey said. At Bradford Beach Wednesday, […]

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    Fire breaks out at Ashley’s Que in Walker’s Point; “Tried throwing water and everything”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee firefighters on Tuesday afternoon, February 21st responded to a fire at a restaurant in Walker’s Point. FOX6 News has learned the owners of Ashley’s Que have had a streak of bad luck. First, a vehicle went through one of their restaurants. Then, a fire damaged that same restaurant. They said they’re in disbelief after what happened Tuesday. “I was actually in disbelief. It can’t happen in six months, is what I was thinking.  We’re keeping high hopes and our heads […]

  • Robert Rutley

    FBI: Milwaukee firefighter, fugitive arrested in Montana

    MILWAUKEE — The FBI Milwaukee Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force, in cooperation with the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD), announced on Saturday, February 18th it has arrested and charged 44-year-old Robert Rutley, a Milwaukee firefighter. He was taken into custody in Montana — and is now charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. The arrest comes after the execution of a federal search warrant at Engine House 29 on Milwaukee’s southwest side. A news release from the FBI says after a forensic […]

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    “It’s concerning:” Gunshots fired into Milwaukee fire station on the city’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — At least six gunshots were fired into Milwaukee Fire Station 13 near 30th and Locust around 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th. At least one went through a window. Police are investigating whether the shooting was targeted or random. “Just heard the bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Dave Childs, neighbor. Neighbor Dave Childs was inside his home at the time of the shooting — later learning the fire station was hit. “Those guys are there for us. I can’t understand […]

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    Milwaukee man among group of Muslims traveling to Capitol Hill to address humanitarian concerns

    MILWAUKEE — A group of Muslims are headed to the Hill, including one Milwaukee man. They’ll be meeting with U.S. representatives. It’s something they’ve done for nearly a decade. “Building bridges is kind of what we’re all about,” said Rizwan Ahmad, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. At Mitchell International Airport, Rizwan Ahmad is about to take off on a big trip to D.C. “We’re trying to build up the roads we’ve already paved,” said Ahmad. The spokesman for Milwaukee’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community […]

  • CJ Edwards, Trajan Edwards

    “Money and marijuana:” 14-year-old charged as adult after brothers shot, killed during attempted robbery

    WEST ALLIS — A 14-year-old boy from West Allis is facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery in West Allis Sunday, February 12th. Two young brothers died as a result of the shooting. Spencer Lewis faces two counts of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of attempted armed robbery, use of force. He’s charged as an adult, but he appeared in children’s court Wednesday. According to a […]

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    “Had to rip our kids from the car:” Sisters carjacked at Bayshore Town Center in broad daylight

    GLENDALE — Two sisters are carjacked at Bayshore Town Center. The incident happened Friday, February 10th and the women had their five children with them. The women were getting ready for an afternoon of shopping, when a man held a gun at them and demanded their vehicle. “Never did we think this was going to happen,” said one of the women. “I don’t think you could ever be prepared for something like this.” Around 11:30 a.m. Friday, as they exited from their […]

  • Jose Rico, Jesus Rodriguez

    “Heard a boom:” 2 men accused of going on a shooting spree on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — Two men have been charged for allegedly going on a shooting spree on Milwaukee’s south side last weekend. The accused are 34-year-old Jose Rico of Cudahy and 24-year-old Jesus Rodriguez of Milwaukee. They face the following criminal charges: Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon (2 counts) Second degree recklessly endangering safety, party to a crime (2 counts) According to the criminal complaint, a man left his house for work around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5th. He was […]

  • Jon Stempe

    Racine man accused of hitting female deputy inside jail; 4th attack on law enforcement in less than 4 months

    RACINE COUNTY — A Racine man is accused of attacking a female Racine County Sheriff’s deputy inside the Racine County Jail. This marks the fourth attack on law enforcement/corrections officers in less than four months time in Racine County. The alleged attack happened on the same day the man appeared in court in two other open cases in which he’s charged with battery by prisoner (among other charges) for incidents that happened in July. 58-year-old Jon Stempe of Racine faces […]

  • Ben Shapiro

    He’s faced angry crowds, but former Breitbart editor spoke to sold-out crowd at MU without issue

    MILWAUKEE — He has faced angry crowds before, but on Wednesday evening, February 8th in Milwaukee, a controversial speaker sparked a very different reaction. A plan to sabotage Ben Shapiro’s speech on Marquette University’s campus backfired. In fact, there was a sold-out crowd on hand. The former Breitbart editor spoke to a sold-out crowd on MU’s campus Wednesday evening. “Some students are pretty upset that I’m allowed to speak here during Black History Month. I was unaware only black people […]