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Prior to joining the FOX6 team, Bret Lemoine reported for the CBS affiliate in Green Bay (WFRV). Wisconsin is home: Bret grew up in Waukesha and interned in the Milwaukee TV market while attending the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP).

During his time at WFRV, Bret covered some of the biggest stories in our state. He was in Madison for daily updates during the collective bargaining debate in 2011. He also covered the Kaukauna tornadoes, the Marinette High School shooting and was stationed in Dallas as the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.

Bret previously worked at WMBD in Peoria, Illinois as a Weekday Reporter and Weekend Anchor/Producer. His reports were recognized twice by the Illinois Broadcasters Association – once in the category of Best Hard News story in 2007, and again in 2008 for his weekly franchise series, “Streets of Speed.” In 2011, he was recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for his work covering the Chestnut St. fire.

Bret enjoys traveling. Some of the places he’s visited include Turkey, Germany, Jamaica, England, Finland, Estonia and many others! In his spare time, Bret enjoys working out, watching TV and talking with people. He is also a big Superman fan.

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  • Jay Anderson

    Jay Anderson case: NO federal civil rights criminal prosecution against Wauwatosa police officer

    WAUWATOSA — The Wauwatosa police officer who shot and killed Jay Anderson will not face federal civil rights criminal charges. The decision upset Anderson’s family, while at the same time, it reinforced the Wauwatosa Police Department’s claim that the officer followed procedure. A news release issued by the attorneys for the Anderson children Monday, February 27th said: “The Anderson family is extremely upset and disappointed with this most recent decision.” Jay Anderson was shot and killed by Officer Joseph Mensah on June 23rd, […]

  • Police on scene at 7th and Oklahoma

    Police: Officers shot at near 7th and Oklahoma, 1 returned fire, but suspect got away

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said Sunday, February 26th officers survived an encounter with an armed suspect who shot at them near 7th and Oklahoma. Police said officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area around 6:30 p.m. As officers arrived, they found a suspect who fired a handgun at them. An officer returned fire, but no one was struck. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled the scene. Police have not released a description of the suspect. The officers were […]

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    Milwaukee Public Schools board APPROVES school uniforms

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has voted in favor of a district-wide dress code requiring uniforms for Milwaukee Public School students. The school board debated the issue for hours Thursday, February 23rd before voting yes. Guidelines for the proposal are pretty basic: full-length, cargo and capri pants are allowed — but denim jeans, pedal pushers and bell bottoms aren’t. As for tops: polo’s, button-down shirts or turtlenecks are OK — but anything with brand-names, pictures or insignias […]

  • James Husted

    Roommate of man now charged after fatal hit-and-run crash said they met in “alcoholic treatment”

    MILWAUKEE — 60-year-old James Husted of Milwaukee is now criminally charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened on Milwaukee’s southwest side last weekend. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Dennis Gitter of Milwaukee. Prosecutors say Husted changed his story several times when speaking with investigators, and Husted’s roommate offered up even more context. Husted faces the following charges: Hit-and-run resulting in death Operate motor vehicle while revoked – cause death of another The crash happened near […]

  • Junarre Hinton

    Speeding, and driving without a valid license: Woman accused of hitting 7-year-old as he crossed street

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman is charged, accused of striking a seven-year-old boy with her vehicle as he tried to cross the street in a crosswalk in late January. Prosecutors say she was speeding, and driving without a valid license. The accused is 31-year-old Neeka Clark of Milwaukee. She is facing one count of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended, causing great bodily harm, and one count of reckless driving causing great bodily harm. According to a criminal complaint, […]

  • Not My Presidents Day protest in Milwaukee

    “Not My Presidents Day:” Protests across the country, including here in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Protesters turned Presidents Day into “Not My Presidents Day” with demonstrations from coast to coast on Monday, February 20th, including here in Milwaukee. But the rally in downtown Milwaukee was about more than President Donald Trump. Those taking part in the rally said they’re concerned about many different issues, including women’s rights, immigration and even Senator Ron Johnson, but the thread connecting all the issues was President Trump. FOX6 News spoke with several protesters, who said they’re concerned […]

  • Harold and Jeffrey Schimek

    Father and son, ages 98 and 68, both veterans, gifted handmade quilts as “thank you for their service”

    BURLINGTON — Two extraordinary veterans were honored Sunday, February 19th in Burlington — a father who served in Vietnam, and his father, who served in World War II. They each received handmade quilts from a group called “Quits of Valor.” “I was in seven documented fire fights and six more undocumented,” Jeffrey Schimek said. 68-year-old Jeffrey Schimek served in Vietnam, and his 98-year-old father Harold Schimek is a World War II veteran. “I was a third class petty officer on […]

  • Emma Lorenz

    2 people charged under Len Bias Law after November overdose death of Emma Lorenz

    MILWAUKEE — Charges are filed in a rare Milwaukee County Len Bias case. That’s where alleged drug dealers are held accountable for overdose deaths. Two people have been criminally charged in connection with the November heroin overdose death of Emma Lorenz. Emma’s parents are speaking out — devastated by their daughters death and hope justice will be served. Every day that’s gone by since her death is a reminder for Julie and Steve Lorenz that their daughter, 18-year-old Emma, is no […]

  • Culver's in Grafton

    Woman pays for stranger’s dinner at Culver’s on Valentine’s Day, and then…”it went on for 14 cars!”

    GRAFTON — Something incredible happened on Valentine’s Day at the Culver’s restaurant in Grafton. Workers said it was a typical Tuesday night, until someone paid for their own meal AND a stranger’s dinner. “When this goes on for a while, it`s really awesome to see,” Jack Kemp, Grafton High School sophomore said. 15-year-old Kemp couldn’t believe what happened at work Tuesday night. A woman drove up and placed her order. “They paid for their own food and then paid for […]

  • Leo Klingler

    5-year-old nearly died at athletic club in New Berlin; nurse saved his life: “A ginormous thank you!”

    NEW BERLIN — A five-year-old boy nearly died at a New Berlin athletic club — but an off-duty nurse jumped into action and saved his life! This story has a happy ending because of a nurse who was in the right place at the right time. When FOX6 News caught up with five-year-old Leo Klingler on Tuesday, February 14th, he was wearing the green mask of The Hulk. But on Sunday, February 12th, his face was a different color — no […]

  • Brittany Sabin, George Liberatore

    “My angel:” Nurse jumped into action, saving man’s life after he collapsed at the gym

    GERMANTOWN — A man’s life was saved by a stranger at the gym. This is a story about the importance of being trained in CPR. “A white splash of light went through my eyes. I had no pulse, no heartbeat for five minutes,” George Liberatore said. The 72-year-old was at Anytime Fitness on February 4th — minutes into a cardio routine on an elliptical machine when he collapsed. He was experiencing cardiac arrest. “The next thing I remember is being […]

  • 14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

    “Unbelievable:” 14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

    WEST ALLIS — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Sunday, February 12th in connection with a double shooting/homicide that happened at a home in West Allis. It all began around 10:00 a.m. at a home near 89th and Becher. Police said a 19-year-old man from West Allis was shot and killed, and a 17-year-old boy from West Allis was hurt — and taken to a hospital. The 14-year-old was arrested around 2:00 p.m. at his home near 84th and Beloit after a […]