Aaron Maybin is a proud Milwaukee County native who joined the FOX6 News team in January 2018 covering breaking, feature and general assignment stories.
Aaron was born in Racine and grew up in Oak Creek. He graduated from Oak Creek High School before earning a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University.
Aaron comes to FOX6 News from WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina. While in the Lowcountry, he followed major stories, including the federal trial of Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof, Hurricanes Irma and Matthew and South Carolina’s “1000-year” flood. In 2017, he was nominated for an EMMY award for his breaking news coverage after a deputy was shot in the line of duty.
Aaron is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the National Association of Black Journalists.
JACKSON — Emergency crews responded to a residential fire near Georgetown and Wilshire Drives in Jackson on Saturday, July 11. A captain with the Jackson Fire Department told FOX6 News that the department responded around just after 1:45 p.m. Once at the scene, heavy smoke was seen coming from the back of the multi-unit residence and a vehicle had become fully involved in the fire. Two individuals — who were not emergency personnel — were transported to receive medical attention; […]
SHOREWOOD — A mask mandate in the Village of Shorewood took effect Friday, July 10, requiring people to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. It’s set to run until January 2021 — but could last longer. Gene Webb of North Shore Boulangerie, said the mandate makes sense. “I think it is an excellent thing,” Webb said. “I think it’s good health policy, and if we see it as such I think all much better off.” Webb and other business […]
SHOREWOOD — After hours of debate, the Village of Shorewood passed an ordinance on Wednesday, July 8 that will require masks to be work in indoor public spaces. The mandate will take effect on Friday, July 10. On Thursday, the community reacted to the measure enacted by village leaders. “My stepdad is immune-compromised. Personally, I’m all for it,” said Megan Lang. “I really think it’s to each his own when it comes to wearing masks,” Troy Brooks said. Beginning Friday, […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Parks officials announced on Friday, July 3 they are opening wading pools and splash pads at eight locations starting Saturday, July 4. Those locations include: Splash pad Carver (911 W. Brown Street, Milwaukee) Washington (1859 N. 40 Street, Milwaukee) Wading pool Wedgewood (7201 W. Wedgewood Drive, Milwaukee) Cooper (8701 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee) Mitchell (S. 22 Street & W. Pierce Street, Milwaukee) Jacobus (6501 W. Hillside Lane, Wauwatosa) Pulaski (5400 S. Swift Avenue, Cudahy) LaFollette (9418 […]
OOSTBURG — A Union Pacific coal train derailed in Oostburg Sunday afternoon, July 5. Officials said there were no reported injuries when 13 cars derailed near County Road A and Town Line Road, where the tracks cross the Black River. Coal spilled in the area as a result. “It’s a mess,” said Charleen Peterson, neighbor. “It’s just a mess. Coal everywhere, dirt everywhere.” The cause of the derailment is under investigation. Officials noted it typically takes months to find out […]
MILWAUKEE — From the beach to popsicle shops, people found unique ways to keep cool while enjoying the outdoors for Saturday’s Fourth of July celebrations. Children in Milwaukee enjoyed a reopened splash pad in Washington Park. The splash pad closed around 3:30 p.m., but for several hours it helped beat the heat. There was a limit of 35 people inside the splash pad area at one time. The Washington Park splash pad was one of eight splash pads and wading […]
SHEBOYGAN — Police were called out to the report of a man with two knives running at a woman near 15th Street and Indiana Avenue, just before 6 a.m. Thursday morning. “Upon arrival, the officer attempted to engage the suspect in conversation from across the street,” Police Chief Christopher Domagalski said. The chief says the man charged at the officer. “The officer ordered the subject to stop and continued to retreat while attempting to deploy his taser. The subject continued […]
MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee entered Phase 4 of its COVID-19 reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1, allowing more people to gather in certain spaces, such as restaurants and retail stores. Some Milwaukee businesses, though, remain cautious and focused on safety as the citywide plan moves forward. Things are sizzling at Stack’d Burger Bar. The Milwaukee restaurant is focused on food and safety as the city enters Phase 4 of its COVID-19 reopening plan. “You want to open up […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, June 30 charges against community activist Vaun Mayes for burglary as party to a crime and criminal trespass to dwelling following his Monday arrest police said was tied to unrest near 40th Street and Lloyd Street. The district attorney decided to pend the case for additional review, and Mayes was released from the Milwaukee County Jail Tuesday afternoon. “There’s a bunch of different people […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales recently sat down with FOX6 to talk exclusively about recent issues: Accountability within the department, defunding the police, and policy changes. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Bryan Polcyn and Amanda St. Hilaire invite FOX6 reporter Aaron Maybin on the episode to talk about his candid conversation with the chief. Aaron shares the answers Chief Morales gave him to things regarding crowd management tactics, department retirements and resignations, and the […]
MILWAUKEE — The family of a woman injured in a double-fatal, wrong-way crash on I-94 near Chase Avenue held a prayer service on Saturday, June 27, hoping for her recovery and a return home. Shontia Hernandez was severely injured in the crash, which happened on Wednesday night, June 24. Now, with Hernandez fighting for her life at the hospital, family members want answers from the driver. “She is fighting for her life. She is fighting to come back to us,” […]
MILWAUKEE –Police say misinformation on social media led to a volatile, destructive and fiery situation at 40th and Lloyd on Tuesday. “There were individuals that have been marching throughout the last three weeks that were present that have lost credibility for being involved what occurred on 40th and Lloyd,” Morales said. In an exclusive conversation with chief Alfonso Morales and his assistant chiefs Thursday, Morales said the crowd took action without finding the facts. “Listen more than act,” Morales said. […]