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    Slot machines or phone chargers? Lawsuit could determine future of ‘gasinos’

    WEST BEND —  We’ve all been there. Your phone is running out of juice and you forgot your charging cable. What if you could pay to charge your phone at the gas station? If a West Bend man gets his way, you’ll be able to, but the state is trying to shut him down. There may or may not be a market for paid cell phone charging kiosks in gas stations. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says the ones the FOX6 Investigators […]

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    High-level drug dealers rarely charged with drug-related homicides as Wisconsin death toll reaches 10K

    WAUKESHA — It’s no accident, it’s homicide. Hundreds of heroin addicts across Wisconsin are going to prison for giving someone else the drugs that killed them. However, police and prosecutors are finding it hard to pin homicide charges on those who are profiting the most. There is no government agency in Wisconsin that keeps track of drug-related homicides, so the FOX6 Investigators spent months building a database of more than 500 cases filed since the turn of the millennium. What […]

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    “Uncharted territory:” Wisconsin set to determine if betting on fantasy sports is gambling

    MILWAUKEE — While football season is officially over, fantasy sports are not. You can place bets right now on the NBA, NHL, soccer, golf, even NASCAR. But are those bets legal in Wisconsin? It all boils down to a question of luck versus skill. Playing chess takes skill. Playing a slot machine takes luck. Playing fantasy sports falls somewhere in between. “You have to sit there and do your research each week,” said Derek Schilling, a Packers fan who plays […]

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    Flight for Life responds to collision between dump truck, van in Johnson Creek

    JOHNSON CREEK — Emergency officials were dispatched to a collision between a dump truck and a panel van on Thursday, January 26th. The incident happened in front of the Johnson Creek Elementary School — and Flight for Life was also dispatched to the scene. PHOTO GALLERY Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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    “Chasing a career:” FOX6 learns more about background of former Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown

    MILWAUKEE — Former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown had only been an officer for three years before he shot and killed Sylville Smith on August 13th near 44th and Auer. The FOX6 Investigators have learned more about the officer’s background. Community activists across the country say urban police departments should reflect the communities they serve. Heaggan-Brown didn’t just reflect Milwaukee’s inner city — he grew up there. But an old Twitter account discovered by FOX6 News lays bare a great irony. […]

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    That’s how the cookie crumbles! State orders ‘Lucky Taco’ founder to stop seeking money from residents

    HUSTISFORD – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has ordered a Dodge County businessman to stop seeking new investments for his cookie-making business after a FOX6 Investigation found he’d misled investors. Timonty McQuiston of Hustisford launched Lucky Taco in 2007 and told local investors he was in the business of making taco-shaped fortune cookies. By 2015, the FOX6 Investigators found he’d produced few cookies, despite taking millions of dollars from local investors, some elderly and heavily dependent on his promises […]

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    Lawmaker calls for state audit after FOX6 investigation on felons with guns

    MILWAUKEE— A FOX6 investigation has found felons caught with guns often spend little or no time in prison.  Now, one elected official says he plans to take action. He asked to see the data the FOX6 Investigators spent eight months collecting. The Milwaukee Police Department relies heavily on data analysis to catch criminals, but if you want to know what happens to them after they get caught, the data trail quickly goes cold. That’s why FOX6’s painstaking analysis of felons with firearms caught […]

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    Stolen valor: FOX6 Investigators prove disabled, retired Marine officer is a fake

    WEST ALLIS — Nearly four-million American veterans suffer from a disability connected to their military service.  John Hemphill is not one of them, but the FOX6 Investigators discovered the West Allis man has been posing as a disabled Marine for years. He’s known to many as Lieutenant John Hemphill.   At least, that’s what it says on his bank statement, his electric bill, and his cell phone bill. But he’s no lieutenant.  In fact, he’s not even a Marine. The FOX6 […]

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    Drug treatment counselor who surrendered license kept treating clients while state and local authorities did nothing

    MEQUON — Heroin addiction is a public health crisis in Wisconsin and some experts say effective drug treatment is crucial to saving lives, but a FOX6 Investigation found one treatment provider who should not be treating anyone. He surrendered his professional counseling license four years ago.  So why is Larry Kane still running a drug treatment clinic? And why won’t the state do anything about complaints that he’s practicing without a license? FOX6’s investigation found government officials are pointing the fingers at each other. […]

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    “There’s no disincentive to carry:” Felons with guns dodge ‘minimum’ sentence, despite new law

    MILWAUKEE — Every year, Milwaukee police take thousands of guns off the streets — hundreds of them from convicted felons. Under state law, felons caught in possession of firearms could face up to 10 years in prison, but many of them don’t go to prison at all. The FOX6 Investigators pored over five years worth of data from 2011 to 2015 involving thousands of cases where convicted felons were arrested for illegally carrying a gun. The findings are eye-opening. Three out of every […]

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    Who is Dominique Heaggan-Brown? FOX6 Investigators found he had “a lot to prove”

    MILWAUKEE — Since the unrest in Sherman Park, FOX6 News has been looking into the backgrounds of Dominique Heaggan-Brown and Sylville Smith — and claims they knew each other prior to the shooting. Heaggan-Brown grew up in Milwaukee’s central city. Police sources the FOX6 Investigators have spoken with say everyone there knows him. But a Twitter account FOX6 News discovered around the time of the shooting shows he is unlike most police officers you’ve seen before. He’s a young, heavily […]

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    Former Milwaukee podiatrist settles misconduct lawsuit for $15,000

    MILWAUKEE — A slap on the wrist.  That’s how one patient describes a settlement between the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office and a Milwaukee doctor accused of fraud. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn has details on the lawsuit that started with a FOX6 investigation and dragged on in court for more than three years. Mark Simpson mows the spacious yard on his Baraboo property without any trouble. After all, he’s on a riding mower. You’d ride a lawnmower too, if you had the […]