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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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  • Police: Man who threw May Day Molotov cocktail arrested in Wisconsin

    SEATTLE — A Wisconsin man is facing federal charges after investigators say he threw a Molotov cocktail at police during last year’s rowdy May Day gathering in Seattle. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes said Wil Floyd, 32, was arrested Friday morning at his mother’s home in Elkhart Lake and will make an appearance in federal court in Milwaukee Friday afternoon. Floyd faces charges of unlawful possession of a destructive device – a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. It […]

  • “Hard pill to swallow:” Milwaukee family struggling after mother, daughter killed in Texas crash

    TEXAS — A Milwaukee mother and her daughter are killed in a crash in Texas. Their car collided with an 18-wheeler Tuesday, April 27th. They were visiting family but never made it home. “It’s hard. It’s hard,” said Latanza Heath, daughter. It’s an unimaginable loss for one Milwaukee family. “I’ve been trying so hard to keep it all together. It’s not easy, it’s not easy,” said Latanza. “I just never imagined in a million years I would be saying goodbye to […]

  • Firefighter helps stop woman from jumping from Hoan Bridge; “Just kind of engaged her in conversation”

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter is being called a hero after he helped stop a woman from jumping from the Hoan Bridge. Deputy Chief John Litchford is used to jumping into action to help. On Tuesday, April 25th, a drive home on the Hoan Bridge put him right in the middle of an emergency. “Noticed a car that was pulled over and a young lady that was sitting outside of her car,” Litchford said. As Litchford cross the bridge, he spotted […]

  • “March for Science” Earth Day event brings people together in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park

    MILWAUKEE — On Earth Day, people rallied in more than 600 cities during a “March for Science.” In Milwaukee, more than 1,000 people showed up in Red Arrow Park for the event on Saturday, April 22nd. It was labeled a non-partisan event, but demonstrators made it clear they feel under siege with the current administration. Demonstrators of all ages and walks of life marched together. “It’s beautiful. I love seeing all the people here today,” said Erica Bitzan, demonstrator. Among the […]

  • Armed & dangerous: Racine police need your help to locate 2 men wanted for attempted homicide

    RACINE — The Racine Police Department is looking for two men considered armed and dangerous. They are wanted for attempted first degree homicide. The suspects are 25-year-old Marsean Herrington and 20-year-old Jaquan Davis. The two men are wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred back in March. Racine police say Davis shot at someone at a home on Racine’s south side. “They should not be approached,” said Sergeant Adam Malacara, Racine Police Department. If you see the Herrington or Davis, […]

  • Death of 4-year-old child being investigated as probable opioid overdose; 2 arrested

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday, April 19th the death of a four-year-old child inside a home near 26th and Melvina is being investigated as a probable opioid overdose. Milwaukee police said two people have been arrested. This is the seventh child under the age of five to die of an opioid overdose in Milwaukee County in 19 months, the medical examiner said. The family identified the boy as four-year-old Tyran Beckless. His great aunt, Lashonda […]

  • “Really glad he was found:” Nationwide manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski ends in Vernon County, WI

    VERNON COUNTY, Wis. — More than 100 officers helped bring Joseph Jakubowski into custody Friday, April 14th. The Vernon County Sheriff says coordination was key. The rural landscape of Vernon County, has plenty of places to hide. “People were wondering if he was coming this way,” said Vicki Kinserdahl, Vernon County resident. It came as no shock to people who live there. It was a countryside property on Estes Road near Readstown, Wisconsin where one Jakubowski was eventually found. “We set […]

  • Jakubowski manhunt: Officials say threat to schools minimized, urge burglary suspect to turn himself in

    JANESVILLE — Officials in Rock County said Thursday, April 13th new developments in an ongoing, nationwide manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski should help parents and school officials rest a little easier — pointing to a recent arrest, and findings in the manifesto written by Jakubowski, which was mailed to President Donald Trump. In an update Thursday afternoon, officials with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Janesville Police Department said a gun found at an elementary school last week has no connection […]

  • “Hurts a lot:” Greenfield H.S. students organize protest after football coach says he was forced to resign

    GREENFIELD — A Greenfield football coach says he was forced to resign, and on Wednesday, April 12th, students protested on his behalf. Shane Covington said for more than a decade, football has meant everything to him. He’s seen success at the high school level, college ad beyond. “The game has made me who I am today,” Covington said. When he stopped playing, he thought he landed his dream job — head football coach at Greenfield High School. On Tuesday, April […]

  • “So senseless:” Wife of man shot over $20 says he was aspiring chef, left behind 8 children

    MILWAUKEE — Jamie Greer’s wife is speaking out after prosecutors say her husband was murdered over $20. Lila Greer said she’s in disbelief, and is struggling with the loss of her husband, as three men are facing charges in this case. “He was a decent man. I will never find another husband like him. I know I won’t,” Lila Greer said. Jamie Greer died Saturday, April 8th after he was shot in a corner store at 24th and Hopkins on April […]

  • Concordia University’s ‘Face to Face with Heroin’ event highlights the epidemic plaguing Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Concordia University students tackled the tough issue of how to stop the heroin epidemic during an event called “Face to Face with Heroin” on Saturday, April 8th. The day-long event involved speakers, interactive displays and real-life stories about addiction. “It’s hard, it’s hard to think about,” said Carrie Robinson, organizer. Walking through the hallways at Concordia University, you’ll find shoes hanging from the ceilings. “It’s representing someone who has lost a life from heroin,” said Robinson. It’s a […]

  • “Revolution:” Search is on for Joseph Jakubowski who appears to mail manifesto to White House

    JANESVILLE — The search is on in Rock County for a heavily armed man. He is accused of stealing nearly 20 guns. Authorities here also say he mailed a lengthy manifesto to the White House — and there is video that appears to show him doing it. Officials say they have about 150 people from local, state and federal agencies trying to capture 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski. Officials say Jakubowski made threats that included multiple possible targets — schools being one […]