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    Cedarburg bartender tries to clear name after accusations he drugged, sexually assaulted women

    CEDARBURG — Officials with the Cedarburg Police Department say they’ve received numerous reports that Jacob Banas, the manager of the August Weber Haus in Cedarburg, had “non-consensual intercourse with females after possibly drugging them.” Banas, who has not been charged with any crime related to these allegations, says they are false, vicious rumors. Now he is suing one of the women who says she was drugged—and three other women—who have spoken out against him. He is suing for defamation and […]

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    “It’s too late to fix it:” State often buries funeral home complaints instead of investigating misconduct

    MILWAUKEE —  It’s hard enough when someone you love passes away, but what happens after death — at the funeral home— can sometimes make it even harder. FOX6 has found most complaints about funeral homes in Wisconsin are not investigated. When funeral homes make mistakes, there is very little accountability. “It was as if because we didn’t spent $8,000, $9,000 or $10,000  on a funeral, we got treated like crap,” Melody Williams said. Her mother, Lillie Williams, loved to take selfies. She […]

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    Lawmaker calls for state audit after FOX6 investigation on felons with guns

    MILWAUKEE— A FOX6 investigation has found felons caught with guns often spend little or no time in prison.  Now, one elected official says he plans to take action. He asked to see the data the FOX6 Investigators spent eight months collecting. The Milwaukee Police Department relies heavily on data analysis to catch criminals, but if you want to know what happens to them after they get caught, the data trail quickly goes cold. That’s why FOX6’s painstaking analysis of felons with firearms caught […]

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    Stolen valor: FOX6 Investigators prove disabled, retired Marine officer is a fake

    WEST ALLIS — Nearly four-million American veterans suffer from a disability connected to their military service.  John Hemphill is not one of them, but the FOX6 Investigators discovered the West Allis man has been posing as a disabled Marine for years. He’s known to many as Lieutenant John Hemphill.   At least, that’s what it says on his bank statement, his electric bill, and his cell phone bill. But he’s no lieutenant.  In fact, he’s not even a Marine. The FOX6 […]

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    Convicted criminal running voucher school in Milwaukee: “I’m good to work in the school”

    MILWAUKEE — A year ago, the FOX6 Investigators tried to speak to someone at Hickman Academy, a choice school in Milwaukee. The story was about voucher schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. No one returned our calls or emails, so FOX6’s Meghan Dwyer showed up at the school one afternoon as the buses took children home. The main office was filled with cigarette smoke. Two women, who appeared to work at the school, didn’t want to answer questions. “We […]

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    Drug treatment counselor who surrendered license kept treating clients while state and local authorities did nothing

    MEQUON — Heroin addiction is a public health crisis in Wisconsin and some experts say effective drug treatment is crucial to saving lives, but a FOX6 Investigation found one treatment provider who should not be treating anyone. He surrendered his professional counseling license four years ago.  So why is Larry Kane still running a drug treatment clinic? And why won’t the state do anything about complaints that he’s practicing without a license? FOX6’s investigation found government officials are pointing the fingers at each other. […]

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    Former Milwaukee podiatrist settles misconduct lawsuit for $15,000

    MILWAUKEE — A slap on the wrist.  That’s how one patient describes a settlement between the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office and a Milwaukee doctor accused of fraud. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn has details on the lawsuit that started with a FOX6 investigation and dragged on in court for more than three years. Mark Simpson mows the spacious yard on his Baraboo property without any trouble. After all, he’s on a riding mower. You’d ride a lawnmower too, if you had the […]

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    “Where did our money go?” Parents accuse booster club president of conflicts, lack of proper accounting

    KENOSHA — It’s supposed to be for the kids, but no one seems to know how much money a local football booster club has raised or what the club’s longtime president did with it. Tom Stone became President of the Bradford End Zone Club in 2007. For historical perspective, that’s the same year Bradford’s most prominent football player — Melvin Gordon — was a freshman. Gordon is not accused of any wrongdoing, but just as he launched the brightest period […]

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    One-third of police officers discharged from duty get new police jobs in Wisconsin

    EAGLE — He lied to supervisors, falsified reports and got fired from the police force.  Now a  former Milwaukee police officer is back on patrol about 45 minutes away. Fox 6 Investigators show you how he got back on patrol and why his case may not be unusual. It’s Friday afternoon and a squad car is blazing through Bay View blowing through red lights and stop signs. Nearly hitting a semi and driving over a curb. All because of a […]

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    Milwaukee property owners often not held accountable for fatal fire hazards

    MILWAUKEE — In March,  a Milwaukee child died in a house fire.  There was no working smoke detector in the home. A FOX6 analysis of Milwaukee Fire Department data and Department of Neighborhood Services records shows a single change in policy might have saved that child’s life. Two years before that fatal fire started, court records show the city of Milwaukee knew there was no working smoke detector in that home. But for two years, nobody made the landlord install one, […]

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    “What’s taking so long?” Couple files complaint after call to 911 flagged as ‘non-emergency’

    MILWAUKEE— They called for emergency help, but say they got a glorified cab ride.  Now a local couple is asking the FOX6 Investigators to find out why it took so long for help to arrive. Emergency responders call it ‘siren anxiety.’ You think it’s taking too long for help to arrive because you are in a stressful situation. Our investigation finds there could be something else that’s slowing down your ambulance response. It might just be something  you said — […]

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    “It’s just totally wrong:” Nursing home workers share invasive pics and videos of seniors on social media

    FRIENDSHIP — It’s a good bet your grandma’s not on Snapchat. At least, not on purpose. Across the country — and in Wisconsin — young nurse aides are sharing photos and videos of elderly residents on social media, without their knowledge.  It’s invasive, embarrassing, and – in some cases – it’s a crime. John L. Miklavicic was born in 1927, the same year the first transatlantic telephone call was placed from New York to London. 87 years later, it’s a […]