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  • “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 […]

  • “A doctor and a patient:” Aurora Health Care transplant doctor needs a new kidney himself

    MILWAUKEE — April is National Donate Life Month. Right now, thousands of people across the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. One of those people on that list has committed his life to helping others get the organs they need to survive. Those who meet Dr. Moises Garcia learn immediately how dedicated he is to his family. Dr. Garcia is married with three children. While he spends much of his time with his family, he’s also dedicated to his patients. […]

  • CAPTURED: 10-day manhunt comes to an end for fugitive Joseph Jakubowski

    ROCK COUNTY — After a manhunt that lasted ten days, Joseph Jakubowski is now in the hands of Wisconsin authorities. While he’s well-known by law enforcement, the 32-year-old’s recent actions are quite different than his past. It all began inside a Janesville gunshop, Armageddon Gun Shop Tuesday, April 4th. Jakubowski became a national threat after investigators say he stole a large amount of weapons — 18 to be exact — 16 handguns and two rifles. Authorities said he also has acquired […]

  • “We just loved the entire idea of it:” Honor students cook dinner for guests at Fisher House Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — The smell and taste of a home cooked meal can provide a sense of comfort — especially when someone is going through a tough time. With that in mind, a group of teens put on their aprons and whipped up dinner at Fisher House Wisconsin. “We are cooking a meal for the families of the veterans that attend the VA Hospital,” explained Anna Wyson, a senior at Arrowhead High School. The group of honor students from Arrowhead High School […]