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  • “It’s chaos:” Huge drag racing event draws racers, spectators and complaints

    TOWN OF PARIS — “Larry’s Fun Fest” is one of the biggest events at the Great Lakes Dragaway every summer. Some neighbors say the crowds and chaos have gotten out of control. Before it was called “Larry’s Fun Fest,” it was known as “Black Sunday.” It’s a huge drag racing event that draws racers and spectators from the inner cities of Milwaukee and Chicago. “The whole goal of this was to get a certain group of people from Illinois and […]

  • High-risk criminals on state supervision often avoid revocation despite serious or ongoing violations

    MILWAUKEE — Rules are rules, but criminals who break them don’t always pay the price.  Even when they break them over and over again. The FOX6 Investigators found more than two-thirds of offenders accused of violating their probation or state supervision do not go to prison. One of the first things they tell criminals on probation or extended supervision is the rules they need to follow. Don’t drink or do drugs. Show up for your appointments. Don’t get arrested again. […]

  • “Frustrating, inefficient and slow:” $200K library book sorter still can’t sort books

    WAUKESHA — It’s inefficient, slow and keeps breaking down, but the government agency that bought the nearly $200,000 automated book-sorting machine insists taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. Even though the book sorter still can’t sort books. When time is short and you have places to be, a drive-up book drop at the library makes a lot of sense. “I really don’t want to take all three kids out of their car seats, drag them into the library to return […]

  • “Pimps are stopping traffic!” South side Milwaukee alderman says ’24/7′ prostitution is out of control

    MILWAUKEE— They call them ‘ladies of the night,’ but in one Milwaukee neighborhood, prostitutes are doing business in broad daylight. Now, one Milwaukee alderman is so fed up, he’s planning to use private security to do what he says police will not. For years, 8th Ditrict Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan has been harping on police to do more about drugs and prostitution on the city’s near south side; still, he says it’s never been as blatant as it is right […]

  • Milwaukee nonprofit announces program to support women involved in prostitution

    MILWAUKEE — Is it a solution or just a diversion? Civic and religious leaders packed a south side conference room Thursday afternoon, July 13th. They announced the expansion of a program aimed at supporting women involved in prostitution. On Monday, July 10th Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan hosted a news conference about the out-of-control prostitution on the city’s south side. Thursday, the nonprofit Benedict Center announced that it has entered into an agreement to divert prostitutes away from the criminal justice […]

  • “It’s a pattern!” Drunk-driving neurosurgeon still practicing despite conviction and complaints about temper

    BROOKFIELD—  It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out drinking and driving is dangerous.  So it’s all the more troubling when a repeat drunk  driver turns out to be an actual neurosurgeon.  FOX6 Investigators show you what happened after a Milwaukee doctor’s latest arrest and why one patient thinks the system is letting her off the hook. It was March 2nd, 2016. Patients at Aurora-St. Lukes Medical Center were prepped and ready for surgery, but their surgeon was sitting […]

  • Former officer acquitted in shooting of Sylville Smith faces sexual assault trial, 2 civil rights suits

    MILWAUKEE — The shooting that sparked unrest in Sherman Park in August of 2016 was unlike almost any other police shooting in America because the officer who pulled the trigger grew up in the neighborhood, as did Sylville Smith, the man he shot. Dominique Heaggan-Brown was acquitted Wednesday, June 21st on all charges. Before the fatal shooting near 44th and Auer on August 13th, 2016, Heaggan-Brown had only been a Milwaukee police officer for three years. He was first hired […]

  • OSHA investigating explosion at Didion Milling Plant; cited for safety violations in the past

    MILWAUKEE — The Didion Milling Plant in Cambria has been the subject of safety violations before. Now, company officials say they fear this week’s deadly blast is overshadowing the progress they’ve made. The Didion Milling Plant processes corn for use in ethanol. Six years ago, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) cited the company for exposing its workers to the risk of dust explosions. Wednesday, May 31st, the explosion that happened around 11 p.m. killed three people, injured […]

  • 15-year-old from Milwaukee questioned after latest break-in at Manheim Auto Auction

    RACINE COUNTY — A teenager is being questioned by investigators after a break-in an the Manheim Auto Auction in Racine County. As the investigation continues, the Racine County sheriff has a message for people in the community. “We need to put a stop this,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said. Sheriff Schmaling didn’t mince words after yet another break-in at the Manheim Auto Auction in Caledonia. It happened early on Sunday morning, May 14th. Investigators say thieves in at least […]

  • State allows doctor accused of ‘very serious’ sexual misconduct to retire without investigation

    MADISON — A doctor is accused of sexual misconduct, but his case was kept secret. Until now. The doctor is a 40-year veteran of the medical profession — the last 21 spent in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Earlier this year, he retired at the age of 67.  Were it not for a FOX6 Investigators inquiry, no one would have told you why. When FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn found Dr. Michael Thom doing yard work […]

  • “Absolute scumbag!” Phony Marine could be ‘poster child’ for state’s stolen valor law

    MILWAUKEE — He claimed to have served our country for 22 years until a FOX6 investigation exposed him as a liar. Now, police are seeking criminal charges against a phony Marine in a case that could make Wisconsin history. It’s a crime in Wisconsin to falsely claim military service in order to gain any kind of tangible benefit. But while the state’s so-called ‘stolen valor’ law has been in place for nearly two years, the lawmaker who wrote the bill is […]

  • Police: Kris Zocco’s been a sexual deviant, engaging in “extreme aggression” since he was 16

    MILWAUKEE — Kris Zocco, the man now charged in connection with the 2013 murder of Kelly Dwyer is a college-educated business professional, but as the FOX6 Investigators found, it appears he had a very dark side. Zocco is a graduate of Boston University. He’s the former director of information technology for the New York Yankees. According to police, he’s also a sexual deviant with a history of dominance, bondage and suffocation that dates back more than 25 years. Just weeks before […]