Complete coverage of Summerfest 2017, the festival’s 50th edition

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  • From Danny Gokey to Phil Vassar: What does Summerfest mean to these 5 local celebrities?

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest is the biggest draw of the season for people in southeast Wisconsin. You know what the Big Gig means to you. But what does it mean for some of the local celebrities who have had the privilege to play on the stages at Summerfest. Watch and see.

  • WisDOT launches State Farm Safety Patrol, free roadway assistance to motorists in need

    MILWAUKEE — While most drivers hope to avoid breakdowns on the highway, Gadiel Romero seeks them out. “Looking for flat tires, out of fuel. Any motorists that are basically just in distress,” he said Monday, June 26th — from the driver’s seat of his truck. He’s part of the Department of Transportation’s Freeway Service Team, which provides free roadway assistance to motorists in need. “Get in and get out,” said Romero. “Basically, if we can’t get them going back on the […]

  • Men charged in bank robbery, police pursuit that ended with car in Milwaukee River

    MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee men are now charged in connection with a bank robbery and police pursuit that ended in Glendale — where their vehicle went into the Milwaukee River. The accused are 28-year-old Joshua Robinson and 28-year-old William Jenious. Robinson is charged with robbery of a financial institution. Jenious is charged with vehicle operator flee traffic officer causing damage to property as well as second degree recklessly endangering safety. The bank robbery happened at the US Bank on Brown Deer […]

  • Just released from prison, Milwaukee man arrested for 10th OWI

    CALEDONIA — A 66-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested by Caledonia police on Saturday, June 24th for a 10th offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). David Broomfield faces one count of OWI, 10th and subsequent offense, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked. A criminal complaint notes OWI convictions dating back to 1995. That complaint says on June 24th, a Caledonia police officer conducted a traffic stop on County Highway V near 7 1/2 Mile Road. The driver was […]

  • NTSB report: Tail rotor assembly separated, led to helicopter crash in Kenosha

    KENOSHA — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released on Monday afternoon, June 26th its preliminary report on a helicopter crash that happened after an attempted takeoff at Kenosha Regional Airport on June 4th. The report says an examination of the wreckage revealed that the tail rotor assembly separated from the tailcone. One tail rotor blade was separated and the other blade sustained damage. The pilot in this incident sustained serious injuries and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was […]

  • Glendale police: Homeowner encounters masked intruder in his home

    GLENDALE — Police are investigating a home invasion case that happened in the City of Glendale early on Monday, June 26th. Officers were dispatched to a home on N. Sidney Place around 12:30 a.m. Monday. The reported that he had just encountered a masked intruder in his home. The resident chased the intruder out of the residence but lost sight of him once outside. While taking the complaint from the resident, a news release indicates officers observed a vehicle leaving the […]

  • Missing: Kansasville woman left home without needed oxygen

    RACINE COUNTY — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in its search for a missing 59-year-old woman. She is Lynn Rickard. Rickard possibly suffers from mental health illness and is supposed to be on oxygen, but left her home Sunday, June 25th without her oxygen. Officials say Rickard left her home in Kansasville sometime during the early morning hours and is believed to possibly be unclothed at this time. “She’s been gone over 24-hours. She’s naked and barefooted. […]

  • Officials: 45-year-old Sheboygan man accidentally fell into Elkhart Lake, drowned

    ELKHART LAKE — Police identified on Monday, June 26th the 45-year-old man who drowned at Elkhart Lake over the weekend. The victim was identified as Dustin Knaus of Sheboygan. Officials say he accidentally fell into Elkhart Lake and drowned. Knaus’ body was spotted in the water by a passerby on Saturday morning. That person immediately called 911 — and first responders were on the scene shortly thereafter. Elkhart Lake Police Chief Michael Meeusen issued the following statement related to this […]

  • “Summerfest is in full bloom” with massive banner hanging from City Hall

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest kicks off its 50th edition on Wednesday, June 28th. To mark the occasion, the City of Milwaukee unveiled on Monday, a massive banner with the iconic Summerfest logo on City Hall. “So everyone on Water St., driving back and forth, will know that Summerfest is in full bloom,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Milwaukee Word Festival Inc. Summerfest will play host to 1,000 performances over 11 days. Mayor Tom Barrett says it is a “blockbuster” time for […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks introduce D.J. Wilson, team’s first round NBA draft pick

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks introduced the team’s first round draft pick, D.J. Wilson, on Monday, June 26th. Wilson, a 6-foot-10 forward, was selected by the Bucks with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft held Thursday night. The Sacramento-native averaged 11.0 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game as a redshirt sophomore with Michigan in 2016-17. He led the team in blocks with 57 and shot 53.8 percent from the field with a 37.3 percent mark […]

  • Officials: 1 dead, 3 others hurt after 2-vehicle crash in Sheboygan

    SHEBOYGAN — Sheboygan police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that happened early Sunday, June 25th. Emergency crews responded to the scene near the intersection of S. 12th Street and Camelot Boulevard  shortly after midnight. The first fire department unit to arrive on scene requested additional fire units due to the number of patients, and for vehicle extrication. Three patients were transported from the scene by Sheboygan Fire Department ambulances to nearby hospitals. At least two of those patients were subsequently […]

  • Silver Alert canceled: 84-year-old man missing from Milwaukee found in Tennessee

    MILWAUKEE — A Silver Alert has been canceled for 84-year-old Freddie Jones, who was located in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday, June 25th. He is safe, officials said. There was concern after Jones was reported to have been last seen in Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon. Again, he has been found safe.