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  • ‘Beyond unacceptable:’ Falls project misses deadline in run-up to election

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A prime piece of real estate. A $4-million dollar tax incentive.  And a project that is way behind schedule. FOX6 Investigators show you how a controversial development in downtown Menomonee Falls could be an election issue on Tuesday, April 3rd. In a village that derives its very name from the cascading waters of the Menomonee River, the Main Street real estate along its western bank carries special meaning. “That piece of property is arguably the best piece […]

  • Judge declares gas station phone chargers to be illegal ‘gambling machines’

    MILWAUKEE— Are they slot machines or cell phone chargers?  A FOX6 investigation finds video gaming consoles moving into gas stations all over southeastern Wisconsin. The state says they’re against the law, but FOX6 Investigators show you what a Milwaukee judge says about ‘gasinos.’ You put money in. You play a game of chance. You hope to win a jackpot. In other words, the so-called ‘Pow’r Up’ machines at some local gas stations “are kind of like slot machines,” according to […]

  • ‘Completely unprovoked!’ Correctional officer’s attack on juvenile kept quiet for nearly a year

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A correctional officer attacks a child inside the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. FOX6 Investigators show you the video that’s never been released. Plus, the alarming lack of action by supervisors and administrators who knew all about it. The juvenile guard was fired and charged with a crime last summer for an incident that happened more than two years ago. It was all caught on video. So why did top brass at the juvenile detention center sit […]

  • ‘No face, no case:’ Criminals bribe, threaten and kill to keep witnesses from testifying

    MILWAUKEE — No face, no case.  It’s a popular mantra for criminals who aim to silence the witnesses against them. If you’ve been the witness to a crime, be prepared. The suspected criminal just might try to reach out and touch you from behind bars. It’s no secret investigators are listening to jailhouse phone calls, but that doesn’t keep the bad guys from trying. In Milwaukee’s most violent neighborhoods, it’s not what you do that could be dangerous, but what […]

  • Cameras in the OR: Wisconsin bill aims at recording surgical procedures

    GREEN BAY — Medical mistakes kill thousands of people in America every year.  Now, a Wisconsin lawmaker wants to have your surgery recorded on video — just in case. However, there are legal and logistical roadblocks that have doctors and hospitals hitting the pause button. The head of a surgical safety program at the University of Wisconsin wants to see more video cameras in operating rooms, but not if it means patient get a copy to use in a lawsuit. […]

  • “Too much of a coincidence:” Senator calls for scrutiny of treatment clinic

    MILWAUKEE— New  information in a FOX6 Investigation of a Milwaukee drug treatment clinic accused of fraud. The clinic at 5228 W. Fond du Lac in Milwaukee closed last year after the state cut off Medicaid reimbursements. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn shows you why a state senator is now calling fora closer look at the new clinic the state approved to take its place. Everyone has a story about the worst boss they’ve ever worked for. For Brett Engle, it just […]

  • “Suspicious stuff:” Former therapist has ‘visions’ of client’s missing husband while pursuing romance

    MILTON — It came to him in a vision.  A former Wisconsin therapist says he ‘saw’ his client’s missing husband dead, in a garbage can. Police say they were “very curious” about those visions, especially because of what the therapist was doing with his client that ultimately cost him his license. Gary Jones thought he was confiding in one of his client’s multiple personalities. He did not expect her to tell police about his visions of her missing husband. “We […]

  • “He saw the clients as dollar signs:” Treatment clinic owner accused of fraud has close ties to new clinic

    Update (November 21, 2017) – After our initial report was published, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services contacted FOX 6 News to dispute one of the assertions made by the United States in its lawsuit against Acacia Mental Health and Abe Freund. In its complaint, the USA writes that Acacia’s Medicaid reimbursements amounted to “99% of all Medicaid reimbursement provided to mental health and substance abuse providers in the State of Wisconsin.” In a November 21 email to FOX 6 […]

  • “You deserve to know:” 5-star charter school system has unlicensed teachers

    UPDATE (11:10am 11/10/17) – The number of unlicensed teachers presented in our original broadcast– 23 — was based on data obtained by FOX 6 News in September 2017 and confirmed by Milwaukee College Prep on October 23, 2017. An updated review of staff lists and the DPI license lookup search engine reveals that, as of November 9, 2017, MCP still has 22 teachers whose licenses are not current (out of 126 total). Of those 22 teachers, 18 have submitted applications […]

  • “I want to see justice done.” Elusive ‘non-profit’ may have duped the City of Milwaukee and FCC

    MILWAUKEE— A Milwaukee man is accused of selling houses he did not own. And he did so in the name of a ‘non-profit’ organization that is not a non-profit anymore. Gathan Anderson has sold nearly a dozen houses in Milwaukee the past two years as an agent for the Inner City Development Project (ICDP).  Some of the homes were allegedly sold without the owner’s knowledge or permission. Anderson is now the subject of a fraud investigation by Milwaukee Police. But […]

  • 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 […]