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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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    All clear: Four people hurt after five-vehicle wreck on US 41/45 at Lannon Rd.

    GERMANTOWN (WITI) — There were big backups during the evening commute Wednesday, March 4th after a serious crash sent four people to the hospital — three of them taken by helicopter. Germantown police say the crash involved five vehicles, and occurred around 2:00 p.m. on northbound US 41/45 at Lannon Road.  Northbound US 41/45 was closed for several hours — and reopened around 5:30 p.m. Police say this was a string of three separate crashes that began when a 30-year-old woman […]

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    “It’s okay to cry:” Healing Hearts of Waukesha County works to help children deal with loss

    WAUKESHA (WITI) – At some point in our lives, we’re all faced with loss.  But for those who have their entire lives ahead of them, dealing with death can be difficult.  Children grieve in different ways than adults.  There’s a local group that aims to take some of the pain away: Healing Hearts of Waukesha County. “It’s okay to cry,” Jaden Medal told FOX6 News as he played with Legos. It’s a powerful lesson from a boy who has experienced his […]

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    “This lady chest-butted!” Fight over handicapped spot at Walmart sends 71-year-old woman to the hospital

    GREENFIELD (WITI) — A fight over a handicapped parking spot sent an elderly woman to the hospital! It happened at the Walmart store on W. Layton Avenue in Greenfield. The suspect is accused of using her chest to knock a 71-year-old woman to the ground in a fight over a handicapped parking spot. John Rawlings of West Allis says growing up, he was taught a valuable lesson. “It doesn`t matter who is in the right and who is in the […]

  • Hearing before Assembly committee

    War of words at the Capitol as Assembly hears public testimony on “Right-to-Work” legislation

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — A war of words at the Capitol as the battle over “Right-to-Work” legislation moves to the Wisconsin Assembly. Testimony began Monday morning, March 2nd at a public hearing after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The Assembly Labor Committee’s hearing was set to last 10 hours, and the gallery in the hearing room was full when the meeting began Monday morning. Committee Chairman Andre Jacque (R-DePere), said people who were turned away from a Senate committee hearing last […]

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    City leaders encourage stricter penalties for teenagers convicted of stealing vehicles

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s become an epidemic in Milwaukee. Auto thefts are on the rise, and Milwaukee police say oftentimes, stolen vehicles are used in other crimes. Many of these vehicles are being stolen by teenagers — some of them, with the keys in the ignition. One week ago, Milwaukee police were on the scene of a crash they described as “horrific.” 74-year-old Bernard Hanson and 64-year-old Mary Hanson died at the scene. 18-year-old Michael Hobbs has been criminally charged […]

  • Right-to-Work

    “Ready for this fight:” Assembly committee Democrats lay out expectations for hearing on Right-to-Work

    MADISON (WITI) — The full Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday night, February 25th voted 17-15 to send “Right-to-Work” legislation to the Assembly. The Assembly Committee on Labor will begin debating the bill next week. On Thursday, February 26th, the Democratic members of the Assembly Committee on Labor laid out their expectations and plans for the upcoming public hearing on Senate Bill 44. The controversial legislation states “No person may require, as a condition or obtaining or continuing employment…” that a worker “pay […]

  • Capitol Right-to-Work protest Wednesday

    Protesters pack the Capitol again: They say if they can’t stop Right-to-Work bill, they must at least be heard

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Protesters packed the Capitol for the second straight day as the full Wisconsin Senate debated so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation Wednesday, February 25th. The debate occurred under security not seen four years ago when the Legislature debated on and then passed Act 10 — which essentially curtailed collective bargaining for public workers. At least four people were arrested Wednesday, and many more were thrown out for disrupting. The Senate began debate of the Republican-backed Right-to-Work measure Wednesday afternoon. The measure […]

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    “Extraordinary session:” Stage set for showdown over Right-to-Work legislation

    MADISON (WITI) — The Wisconsin Legislature is set to go into an “extraordinary session” to deal with so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation. This, as union leaders prepare for a big demonstration. It was a quiet day at the State Capitol on Monday, February 23rd but all that could change as soon as Tuesday. Labor leaders from across the state are planning rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday and Wednesday — as the Senate holds hearings on the controversial Right-to-Work bill. A piece of […]

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    “Horrific wreck” near 84th and Wilbur draws shocked onlookers; two dead, two in custody

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Two people were killed and four others were injured in a crash that drew many onlookers Sunday, February 22nd near 84th and Wilbur. Many at the scene said they couldn’t believe what they were seeing as investigators descended on what police called a “horrific wreck.” Police say it appears a vehicle ran a light in the area and hit two other cars. Some individuals in the striking vehicle then fled the scene, police say. “It appears that one […]

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    New Berlin West High School basketball coach, Christopher Foley, in trouble again!

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Just a few days after he was arrested for possession of marijuana, a fired New Berlin basketball coach is in trouble again. This time, it’s for allegedly sending creepy messages to a female co-worker. The messages were so bad, the woman is filing a restraining order. Last week, Christopher Foley’s first year as New Berlin West’s boys basketball coach came to a screeching halt. Foley was arrested on February 6th after a game. District leaders say they […]

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    Police: Women in SUV that plunged into Menomonee River were street racing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A vehicle plunged into the Menomonee River near the intersection of N. 27th Street and Canal Street in Milwaukee. It happened on Wednesday evening, February 18th — a bitterly cold night with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect. And police believe the women inside were street racing. It happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. Police say the vehicle was headed southbound at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and slid across the northbound lane on the […]

  • online safety

    Social Media 101: In this digital age, parents learn how they can protect their children from trouble online

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — A lesson at Brown Deer High School Tuesday evening, February 17th: This one, for parents! After some recent incidents, Brown Deer police and school officials teamed up to teach a class — Social Media 101. School leaders say the meeting was planned months before Brown Deer police arrested four students after an alleged “sex party.” Yet that incident was what many parents were thinking about Tuesday evening. The digital age and all the new media can […]


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