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    Freudian slip: Therapist jailed for sexual relationship with a patient

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Hippocrates warned against it. Freud condemned it. But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime. To say that Kristin Marchese failed to respect professional boundaries with a patient is indisputable. To assume she should have known better is an understatement. “There are laws in place for a reason,” said Tracey Braun, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney, […]

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    Food stamp and WIC fraud still “rampant” in Wisconsin despite state’s efforts to crack down

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Food stamps being sold on the internet, moms trading formula for cigarettes –  and taxpayers footing the bill. These aren’t new scams, but as the FOX6 Investigators have discovered, they are still really easy to pull off, despite recent efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office to crack down on fraud. DHS says since the release of the FoodShare Program Audit Report in 2012, a new Fraud, Recovery, and Enforcement […]

  • Micheal Cotton conducts a demonstration on a pre-selected volunteer during his seminar in New York City on October 20, 2014. After a series of gentle touches, his subject begins to breathe heavily, gyrate and moan in what Cotton calls an "automated breath response."

    Revolution or rip-off? Chiropractor charges thousands for technique to change “humanity”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI)- A Milwaukee chiropractor claims to have cracked the code into an untapped part of the human brain. He’s developed a technique that he says will shift the course of humanity. All you need is a desire to believe. And a lot of money. For about $2,000, you can have the technique performed on you. For another $14,000, you can learn how to master it yourself. The “Higher Brain Living” program is being sold across the country as a […]

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    Catch them if you can: Spotlight on illegal street racing in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s been taking place in and around Milwaukee for decades. While it’s nothing new –  it is definitely illegal. But is street racing as dangerous as it seems? Since 1955, one simple thing has been driving the racers at Great Lakes Dragaway. “The need for speed. Everybody loves speed,” one of the Dragaway’s owners, Marcel Kuper said. On the legendary quarter-mile track on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin anything goes — from Mustangs to minivans. “Here you are […]

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    FOX6 investigation prompts suspension of guardrail safety device

    MILWAUKEE (WITI)–  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is officially suspending its use of one particular model of a  safety device that’s attached to thousands of guardrails across the state. The move comes two weeks after a federal jury found the manufacturer failed to disclose cost-saving design changes to the government; but it comes eight months after the man who won the lawsuit first came to Wisconsin to bring attention to what he calls a deadly defect. Saving human lives is […]

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    Broken pager system has firefighters sitting at home, watching TV during emergencies

    VILLAGE OF SULLIVAN (WITI) — In Jefferson County, many of the firefighters are volunteers, just trying to help out their neighbors. But lately, some of those firefighters are complaining their pagers don’t work. Because of a change the Federal Communications Commission made in 2013, law enforcement agencies across the country — especially those in rural areas — are having trouble using their emergency radio systems. In the Village of Sullivan, firefighters say the problem has been worse this year than ever before. “It’s not […]

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    Identity theft ring busted in Wisconsin: “You could spend a lifetime trying to unravel what this group did”

    BROWN DEER (WITI) —  A family of thieves is busted in Brown Deer and it leads to an investigation of crimes throughout the Midwest. Surveillance video from October 4th, 2012  shows a crime in progress at the Kohl’s on Green Bay Road. Verita Hines-Flagg and her nephew are about to be caught spending other people’s money. “They are going to stores in Brookfield, Fox Point, Brown Deer, City of Milwaukee,” says Brown Deer Police Officer, Mark Rooney. But on this […]

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    ‘Hothead’ landlord piles up violations while tenants pay the price

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He is one of Milwaukee’s most prominent inner city landlords. And a FOX6 investigation finds the system that’s supposed to hold him accountable is falling short. Our investigation finds the king of this rental empire is both elusive and abusive. And some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price. Many of the people who rent homes or apartments from Elijah Mohammad Rashaed have never met their landlord.  And when they find their homes infested with […]

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    Wisconsin now using controversial DNA testing to solve crimes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) –  For the last two years, a Milwaukee woman says she’s been terrified, knowing the man who attacked her has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee. “I was sleeping in the bed with my momma for almost 7 months after this happened,” she told FOX6 in an exclusive interview. She says a man forced her into a car and held a knife to her neck while he raped her. “Literally my life flashed before my eyes.” After the […]

  • Gary Sauceda, then of Kenosha, demonstrates for investigators how he woke up with his 5-month-old son nestled up against him. Joey Sauceda died of asphyxiation due to smothering while sleeping with his father, who had been drinking.

    Lawmaker wants blood from parents involved in co-sleeping deaths

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to make sure that parents who share a bed with a baby get tested for alcohol and drugs if the baby dies or is seriously harmed. It’s the latest development in a controversial effort to criminalize “co-sleeping while intoxicated.” Over the past three months, the FOX6 Investigators have reviewed the case files of dozens of Milwaukee area babies who died while sharing a sleeping space with an adult. We wanted to know, how […]

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    Ozaukee school board blows $167,000 over $8,000 drainage fix

    FREDONIA  (WITI) — Down the drain. Taxpayers in the Northern Ozaukee School District have already spent more than $167,000 in legal fees in a lawsuit over an $8,300 stormwater drainage fix that board members blame on the district’s next door neighbor. Now, three years after filing the suit, the district is dropping its own case. But the defendant, a farmer named Kendall Thistle, says… not so fast. “You can’t imagine the amount of stress that gets put on a family […]

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    Renter’s Regret: Do you know who owns the house you’re living in?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you don’t own your home, chances are you depend on a landlord or a property management company to fix things when they break. But if they don’t do their job, who can you turn to for help? As Nicole Spors and Craig Schleisner found out — there’s not always an easy answer. Spors and her boyfriend Schleisner rented a home on W. Mitchell Street in Milwaukee in early 2013. They say their nightmare began soon thereafter when […]

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