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  • “He’s perfect in his own way:” Cedarburg teen with rare brain disorder thrives as a volunteer

    CEDARBURG — In this trip of life, you never know what direction things will take you. For a Cedarburg family, an unexpected turn opened their eyes to a whole new world. The fastest way to get from Milwaukee to Cedarburg is to head north on I-43. You could, also, follow the back roads — it just takes a little longer. For Caleb Griswold, his whole life has been about taking the back roads. “When he was born, they diagnosed him with […]

  • “It’s their café:” Memory Cafés creating community for people impacted by dementia-related illnesses

    HARTLAND — Every month anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia-related diseases has an opportunity to connect with others. It’s an experience that’s creating community in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond — it’s called a Memory Café. “Memory Cafés are social engagement opportunities for folks with dementia and their care partners to come together and just have some fun times,” explained Angela Meyers of the Bridges Library System.  Meyers helped create the Library Memory Project, which hosts Memory […]

  • “Magical:” YouTube star transforms Northridge into winter wonderland for kids, who helped with his video ⛄ 🎅 🎄

    MILWAUKEE — A group of Milwaukee kids are part of a viral hit, and it all started inside the vacant Northridge Mall. YouTube star, Casey Neistat, and his team spent a month transforming the mall into a movie set. “When we saw this mall it just seemed like such a ripe opportunity,” said Neistat. Earlier this year, Neistat’s team visited the vacant space with the idea of creating a holiday movie. “We knew that we could come here and turn […]

  • “It was fairly brutal:” Man gets life in prison for killing gas station worker with baseball bat

    MILWAUKEE — The man convicted of killing a BP gas station worker will spend the rest of his life in prison. On Friday, November 10th, a judge handed down that mandatory sentence to Derrick Williams. Williams entered the Milwaukee County court room knowing he’d spend life in prison. “What the court will do is impose a mandatory life sentence,” Judge Jeffrey Wagner said. In September, a jury convicted the 33-year-old of first degree intentional homicide. “This incident basically begins over […]

  • “We will never forget:” Milwaukee Fire Department pays tribute to 128 fallen firefighters

    MILWAUKEE — Taking a moment to remember those who gave their lives, the Milwaukee Fire Department on Wednesday, October 11th honored 128 Milwaukee firefighters killed in the line of duty. “They served with courage, honor and integrity,” said Milwaukee Fire Department Assistant Chief John Schwengel. “We will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters, and today we pay tribute to their sacrifice.” “I consistently see the members of our fire department putting their lives on the line for the residents of this […]

  • “We love our heroes:” Wisconsin company using metal art to honor heroes

    MANITOWOC – A new program is honoring heroes in a unique way. A Manitowoc business is creating pieces of artwork for people all over the country, and you can nominate someone to get one. Metal Art of Wisconsin started in the home of Shane Henderson. “Metal Art of Wisconsin started in my garage as a father and son project with me and my son,” Henderson said. Henderson is the owner of Metal Art of Wisconsin. The company creates metal and […]

  • “Positive impact:” Brewers’ Braun and Garza help build for Habitat for Humanity

    MILWAUKEE — A couple of Milwaukee Brewers players traded in their baseball caps for hard hats for a good cause on Tuesday, June 6th. The Brew Crew All-Stars picked up some hammers to help out Habitat for Humanity. “For Habitat, it’s kind of like our Opening Day. No tailgating on the build site, but lots of excitement. Lots of energy,” said Brian Sonderman, executive director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. What better way to kick it off than with the […]

  • “Surreal:” Milwaukee Muslim leader, just back from London, reflects on terror attacks

    LONDON — In three months, there have been three terror attacks in Great Britain — something that hits closed to home for some who are part of Milwaukee’s Muslim community. Rizwan Ahmad recently returned from London — a trip that wasn’t his first, and won’t be his last. He is part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community — a group hoping to spark change, bring the community together and send a positive message about Islam. “It’s very surreal,” Ahmad said of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wrangle for Rawhide: Why the Wisconsin charity fought for the right to its name

    NEW LONDON — What’s in a name? A Wisconsin charity would say a good deal. It recently fought for the right to its name after the organization’s donations took a dive. On a sprawling ranch two hours north of Milwaukee among barns, tractors and stables — there’s the sound of busy hands at work at Rawhide Boys Ranch. “It’s real-life training. It’s real-life education based on not only cleaning cars, but also fixing them and inspecting them,” explained Aaron Geitner, the director of […]

  • Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grants its 6,000th wish! 4-year-old Wales boy gets special sensory bedroom

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Six thousand — that’s how many wishes have been granted by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. The milestone was marked the only way the organization knows how, by creating a special experience for one little boy. Walking into his home in Wales, Lincoln Durik could barely contain his excitement. With his family, friends and neighbors by his side, the four-year-old had his wish come true Friday, April 21st. Waiting for him upstairs in his home, a brand new bedroom. “Lincoln’s living […]

  • Contact 6 helps sisters donate burial plots to veteran in need “in honor of our parents”

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not a problem you hear about every day. Two Milwaukee sisters had to deal with a burial plot dilemma, and decide what to do with two unused graves — and they turned to FOX6’s Contact 6 for help. “We’re just so proud of our parents and the life they gave us,” Judy Gehrt said. When those you love become a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. “They were so loving and so kind,” Gehrt said. Judy Gehrt […]