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Okay, so there is an "I" in I-Team. But don't be fooled. There's a lot more team than meets the eye. There is, of course, my co-investigator Meghan Dwyer. Our producers, Steve Davis and LeeAnn Watson. Our extraordinary editor, Dave Michuda. And some of the best photojournalists in the business.

As for the "I" - Well, I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (Pattonville High School). I got my bachelors degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. And I've worked in both radio and television in Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

I love snow skiing, soccer, Texas Hold 'Em, the St. Louis Cardinals, and ice cold beer (not necessarily in that order).

I have a passion for my work. But there is no greater joy in my life than being a dad.


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    Wisconsin appeals court says women have a right to expect privacy under their skirts, even in public

    MADISON (WITI) — A grocery store is a public place. The area under a woman’s skirt is not. That’s what a Wisconsin appeals court judge decided Wednesday in affirming the conviction of a Grafton man for attempting to take ‘upskirt’ photos of a female customer at Pick ‘n Save in 2013. Jesse Schmucker admits that he tried to take photos under the woman’s skirt to satisfy his pornography addiction, but when police arrested him, there were no incriminating pictures on […]

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    Most lawmakers agree “upskirting” is morally wrong, but is it a crime? Bill to close loophole has stalled

    MADISON (WITI) — It may be creepy, but it’s still not clear if upskirting is a crime in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill in January that would make it a felony to take secret pictures or videos under a woman’s skirt. But the bill is now stalled in the Senate. “I just (felt) very uneasy. Like someone was right up against, up against me,” an upskirting victim said. There’s no question Jesse Schmucker got busted trying to sneak perverted pictures […]

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    Who is the man who shot Trooper Casper? What was he doing in Wisconsin?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says the man who shot and killed Wisconsin Trooper Trevor Casper is a Michigan man named Steven Timothy Snyder. Who is he? What was he doing in Wisconsin? One relative tells FOX6 News Snyder was a hard worker and a family man with a wife and a teenage son. But Investigator Bryan Polcyn uncovered something about him that his own relatives didn’t seem to know. Snyder was a master cement mason with […]

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    “You’re robbin’ folks blind!” New law cuts police out of private property towing process

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Be extra careful where you park your car!  A new state law makes it much easier for private property owners to have you towed. Tow truck drivers in Wisconsin are not required to be licensed or bonded, meaning just about anyone can tow cars. That includes convicted felons. And now, they can tow your car without even waiting for police to write a ticket. Bob Caldwell was shopping at a Save-A-Lot grocery store at 76th and Mill Road […]

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    “I never expected this to happen:” Campus crime stats may not tell the whole story

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Shopping for the right college comes with all sorts of questions. Can you afford it? Does it offer the classes you want? How’s the nightlife? For parents, there is one more important question. Is the campus safe? The FOX6 Investigators have identified the Wisconsin colleges and universities that report the most crime. But our investigation finds there is something missing from those numbers — something that could change the way you feel about campus safety. One of […]

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    Unemployment fraud: State seeks no criminal charges in 99.8% of cases

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — The economy is improving, businesses are expanding and unemployment is the lowest it’s been since 2008. So why are thousands of people with jobs still claiming they’re jobless? It is a common form of fraud, but what’s far less common is jail time for those caught ripping off the unemployment system. A FOX6 investigation finds the state did not seek criminal charges against tens of thousands of people suspected of filing false claims. John Weinrich says that’s […]

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    Is ‘upskirting’ legal in Wisconsin? Lawmakers race to close loophole before appeals court decides

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Victims say it’s creepy, it’s weird, it’s disturbing, it’s disgusting, but is “upskirting” against the law? The Wisconsin Court of Appeals will soon decide. And that has state lawmakers scrambling to close a loophole in the law. In June of 2013, Jesse Schmucker got busted trying to sneak pictures under a woman’s skirt at the Grafton Pick ‘n Save. “I just felt very uneasy,” said an upskirting victim, testifying against Schmucker in April 2014. “Like someone was right up […]

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    “I just don’t want any baby to die:” Lawmakers struggle for consensus on co-sleeping legislation

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Is there a safe way to sleep with your baby? Some say yes. Others, no. Some say it ought to be crime if alcohol or drugs are involved. It’s been eight years since Milwaukee’s Health Commissioner first declared co-sleeping a crisis. Yet, babies are still dying in beds with adults. Now, state lawmakers will decide if some of those deaths should be treated as crimes or if the death of a child is punishment enough. Cameron Martin […]

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    “It’s urgent that we act on this matter:” State lawmaker hopes to make “upskirting” a felony

    MADISON (WITI) — It is creepy — but is it a crime to take pictures under a woman’s skirt? A FOX6 Investigation recently exposed a loophole in Wisconsin law that could let perverts off the hook. Now, a Mequon lawmaker wants to close that loophole and make “upskirting” a felony. “It’s urgent that we act on this matter,” Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) said. As chairman of the state Assembly’s powerful Judiciary Committee, Ott has placed the issue of upskirting on […]

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    “Hothead” landlord piles up violations while tenants pay the price

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He is one of Milwaukee’s most prominent inner city landlords — and a FOX6 investigation has found the system that’s supposed to hold him accountable is falling short. FOX6’s investigation has found the king of this rental empire is both elusive and abusive — and some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price. Many of the people who rent homes or apartments from Elijah Mohammad Rashaed have never met their landlord. When they find their homes infested with […]

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    Victims of dating service’s high pressure pitch finally get payback, seven years later

    SHOREWOOD (WITI) — They were looking for romance, but got ripped off. Now, dozens of men and women who were coerced into signing up for a high-priced dating service are getting a pleasant surprise. It all started seven years ago with a FOX6 hidden camera investigation. Elliot Doering is one of the many who shelled out six figures for a dating service membership. He still lives in the same, one-bedroom apartment in Shorewood. He still lives alone. He rides a […]

  • Christopher Manney

    Dispatch audio: Hear Christopher Manney’s voice moments after shooting Dontre Hamilton

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — With Monday’s no-charging decision in the Dontre Hamilton case, piles of documents are being released. The Department of Justice handed over its documents. Included in the collection are audio files that allow you to hear for the first time, Officer Christopher Manney’s voice. On April 30th, Starbucks employees working out of a trailer called police, complaining about a homeless man who was sleeping in Red Arrow Park. Here’s the voice mail then-Officer Christopher Manney received before heading […]

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