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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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    Backlog at state lab leaves drug-impaired drivers on the road

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — It’s no secret that Wisconsin has a serious problem with drunk driving. But a FOX6 Investigation finds a dramatic increase in drivers suspected of being on drugs. And that’s causing a dangerous backlog in drug testing. It could be that more drivers are getting high on pills or illegal street drugs, like heroin. Or, it could just be that cops are getting better at detecting it. Either way, the backlog in drug testing is putting justice […]

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    Facebook posts get deadbeat parents busted for not paying child support

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — You only have to spend a couple of minutes with Casey to see he’s something special. He’s the kind of kid that makes you want to have kids — And at 3-years-old he’s chock full of life. It’s hard to imagine what parent wouldn’t want to give him the world. But his own father barely gives him a dime. “He’s paid a total of a $189 in three and a half years,” says Jennifer Cvikel, Casey’s mom. […]

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    Exclusive interview with crash victim who is suing Sheriff Clarke and four deputies

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s been life-changing. That’s how a Franklin woman describes the crash that broke her neck, her bogus arrest for drunk driving, and the FOX6 investigation that exposed a deputy’s changing story. Now, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn has an exclusive one-on-one interview with the woman who is suing the sheriff. Tanya Weyker says all she ever wanted was an apology. Instead, the 25-year-old Franklin woman is now the plaintiff in a federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County […]

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    “The assistant principal grabbed me:” MPS administrator accused of punching student

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — School playgrounds can be magical places, where kids can still be kids. Places where we expect children to act like children. And when things get out of control, there’s normally an adult nearby who can step in. But what happens when the adult is the one who throws the first punch? “The assistant principal grabbed me. And he grabbed me by my collar and pushed me up against the brick wall,” says 14-year-old Lequon McCoy. This school year, […]

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    More people speaking out about alleged beatings by bouncers at The Rave

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Back in May we told you about an Illinois man who claimed he had been beaten by a security guard at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom. That story was shared thousands of times on social media. Now more people are speaking out, saying they, too, have had similar experiences at the venue. After the original story aired, FOX6 Investigators got dozens of emails from concertgoers. “This continues to happen that was seven years ago,” says Kris Williams, a social worker […]

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    Can he be stopped? A serial abuser is back in jail, but for how long?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s battered the women and children in his life for decades. Now an Oak Creek man is back in jail. But for how long? You might think the mullet alone ought to be a crime, but this man doesn’t need any help racking up convictions. When it comes to domestic violence, Tom Herro is one of the state’s most prolific villains. “He’s not gonna stop,” said Bridgit Walters, Herro’s ex-wife. Herro is  a heating and air conditioning […]


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