FOX6 News coverage of the Democratic Debate at UW-Milwaukee
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My tour of the Upper Midwest continues!
Hello, my name is Jonathon Gregg, a multi-media journalist for WITI-TV. I am very excited to join the FOX6 news team and have the opportunity to explore Southeast, Wisconsin. However, my TV reporting career did not begin in the Badger State.

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I am an Iowan by trade, growing up near the Quad Cities along the rolling Mississippi River Valley. My boyhood summers were spent on the ball diamonds of small towns and in the towering cornfields, Iowa is known for. High school was filled with football, wrestling, theatre and band. From Northeast Community Schools I sojourned to Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. At Wartburg I began working in television news, graduating with degrees in Communication Arts and Theatre. My time in Iowa continue with years spent in Cedar Rapids and Oskaloosa.

In 2012 I heroically crossed the Mississippi on my way to Green Bay. I do believe the experience helped prepare me for my next step, Milwaukee! I have arrived with ambition and the hope to do well by WITI’s viewers. If you have a story idea, I’d love to hear it,


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    Burst of snow kickstarts the day for many in southern Milwaukee, Waukesha Counties

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Residents in South Milwaukee measured up to a half-foot of snow in some neighborhoods on Monday morning, February 8th. Even though it all seemed perfectly suited for February in Wisconsin, some people were left scratching their heads. Instead of the one to two inches of snow that was originally forecast, some people saw better than five inches. So out came the snow blowers. “In fact, this was the first time I used my snow blower this year. […]

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    “Why would you park on the ice?” No injuries, but lots of questions after 15 vehicles fell through

    LAKE GENEVA — Fifteen vehicles went through the ice and into the water in Lake Geneva on Saturday, February 6th, during the “Winterfest” weekend featuring the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. The final vehicle was fished out of the water late on Saturday night. The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition is the marquee event during Lake Geneva’s annual Winterfest weekend. However, it wasn’t the sculpting that was drawing all the attention on Saturday afternoon. Creating a work of art from snow […]

  • Camp Whitcomb Mason

    Hartland’s Camp Whitcomb Mason fire damage estimated more than $300K

    HARTLAND — They still don’t know how it happened. The iconic Camp Whitcomb Mason for children is dealing with the effects of a fire that burned through an equipment building one week ago. Losses are well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the camp director still feels very lucky. “This is my first total-loss fire,” said Executive Director Sarah Resch, Camp Whitcomb Mason. How it happened is unknown but it’s clear to anyone how much damage the fire has done. […]

  • Alexandria Rodgers

    Wanted for human trafficking, U.S. Marshals seek Alexandria Rodgers

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 39-year-old Alexandria Rodgers. Rodgers is wanted for Human Trafficking. She is accused of shuttling minors and adults across state lines for the the purpose of prostitution. Marshals say her last known address was near 42nd and Silver Spring in Milwaukee. She has family near the area of N. 54th and W. Custer Rodgers is 5’3″ and weighs 180 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call U.S. Marshals at 414-297-3707

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    “This is law-making:” Cooper School students push to make bicycling Wisconsin’s state exercise

    MILWAUKEE — A group of Milwaukee Public Schools students bused to Madison on Thursday, February 4th to bend the ears of politicians. The kids will not be able to vote for another eight years, but they are pushing a bill that is getting some traction in the State Capitol. Jaiden Davis has been in the trenches for weeks, making his case for bikes. “I think it’s a good exercise to get out,” Davis said. Students Laney Duncan and Megan Schopf have been by […]

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    Bill would allow for more flexibility for public schools when it comes to counting classroom hours

    WEST BEND — A Wisconsin lawmaker says public schools should have more flexibility when it comes to counting classroom hours. The argument is two-fold. Private and charter schools already have this flexibility, and if public schools did, it could mean better test scores. “One of my primary goals as a lawmaker is to ensure every child in Wisconsin has the opportunity to succeed,” Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) said. Kremer says public schools are at a disadvantage compared to “Choice” schools. […]

  • Canaan Papa

    “In the Land of Canaan:” Racine filmmaker to tell the story of his late daughter to help others

    RACINE — A Racine filmmaker is taking on his most challenging project yet — telling the story of his late daughter. The film will shine a light on the difficulties and stigmas surrounding children with special needs. “She was a mystery. Everything looked completely normal. In the end, the doctors had no official diagnosis,” Joey Papa said. It was only days after a growing family moved into a new home that a life was taken from them. Joey and Nikki Papa […]

  • Stop the violence: Milwaukee man efforts youth center to “keep children off the street”

    MILWAUKEE — Their mission is “keeping children off the street.” But, while trying to lower the city’s crime rate, one Milwaukee organization has never had a base of operation. The group is called “Club Kids 414” — it’s founder has a mission to prevent Milwaukee teens from going down the path he once was on and barely made it out of. It’s been more than twenty years since Marcus Duke was in a dark place before finally facing the truth. […]

  • Timothy Young

    Wanted for distributing cocaine, U.S. Marshals seek Timothy Young

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 30-year-old Timothy Young. Young is wanted for the distribution of cocaine. Young is a known gang member of the “Wild 100s.” Marshals say his last known address was near 76th and Florist in Milwaukee. Young is 6’3″ and weighs 155 pounds. He has a tattoo on his upper-right arm and goes by the nickname “LT.” Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call U.S. Marshals at 414-297-3707.

  • Steven Zelich

    Steven Zelich pleads guilty to two charges in connection with death of Jenny Gamez

    KENOSHA COUNTY — 54-year-old Steven Zelich, a former police officer charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old woman, pleaded guilty to two charges against him on Monday, January 25th — the day his trial was set to begin in Kenosha County. Zelich pleaded guilty to one count of first degree reckless homicide as well as one count of hiding a corpse. He was set to stand trial on charges of first degree intentional homicide, and hiding a corpse. The first […]

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    WGN America’s “Outsiders:” One family clan’s story of love and greed unfolds on the screen

    MILWAUKEE — WGN America presents “Outsiders,” an original new series that premieres on Tuesday, January 26th. The people who created it say at its core, it is a story about love and greed. “Outsiders” takes place in the rugged and mysterious hills of modern-day Appalachia. It tells the story of the Farrells, a family clan that has been in rural Kentucky since before anyone can remember. The family is threatened when a powerful coal company decides the family of renegades […]

  • 1907 Club

    “Recovery is the solution:” Sheboygan’s 1907 Club hosts workshop to build recovery community

    SHEBOYGAN — One Sheboygan organization says there aren’t enough resources for people battling and recovering from heroin and painkiller addictions. Saturday, January 23rd the group came together for a grassroots effort to help build the recovery community. “We have a huge problem that’s going to require a huge solution,” said John Shinholser, recovery community organizer. The fact they could fill a room tells you the problem hasn’t gone away. “Recovery is the solution for addiction, not the course of action […]

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