Prior to joining the FOX6 team, Bret Lemoine reported for the CBS affiliate in Green Bay (WFRV). Wisconsin is home: Bret grew up in Waukesha and interned in the Milwaukee TV market while attending the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP).
During his time at WFRV, Bret covered some of the biggest stories in our state. He was in Madison for daily updates during the collective bargaining debate in 2011. He also covered the Kaukauna tornadoes, the Marinette High School shooting and was stationed in Dallas as the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.
Bret previously worked at WMBD in Peoria, Illinois as a Weekday Reporter and Weekend Anchor/Producer. His reports were recognized twice by the Illinois Broadcasters Association – once in the category of Best Hard News story in 2007, and again in 2008 for his weekly franchise series, “Streets of Speed.” In 2011, he was recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for his work covering the Chestnut St. fire.
Bret enjoys traveling. Some of the places he’s visited include Turkey, Germany, Jamaica, England, Finland, Estonia and many others! In his spare time, Bret enjoys working out, watching TV and talking with people. He is also a big Superman fan.
MUKWONAGO — An 18-year-old woman was charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, after prosecutors said she stabbed a 59-year-old man Monday morning, July 15 in Mukwonago. The accused is Ashlyn Wieczorkowski of Mukwonago. “The attack appeared completely unprovoked,” said Lt. Daniel Streit, Mukwonago Police Department, who called it one of the wildest cases he’d ever seen. According to a criminal complaint, around 9:15 a.m., police responded to the North Star Shell gas station on […]
MILWAUKEE — A plea deal was reached on Monday, July 15 in the case against Quentin Neal. Neal, 28, pleaded guilty to first degree intentional homicide and first degree intentional homicide-unborn child in the deaths of Shannon Mani and her unborn child. Mani went missing in April 2018. The Milwaukee police investigation revealed Mani was fatally shot and stabbed on Friday, April 13, 2018 in the neighborhood near 76th and Townsend. Mani died as a result of those injuries. According […]
MILWAUKEE — After a 3-year-old girl lost her life in a road rage shooting in Milwaukee Saturday, July 13, many called for change, asking that people put the guns down. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the community. Police, in an update on Sunday, July 14, said the case would be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges against the man who was arrested shortly after the shooting. During a vigil Saturday night, family identified the child as […]
MILWAUKEE — Court documents released Thursday, July 11 — totaling dozens of pages — paint a disturbing scene of what took place in a basement near 37th and Concordia in Milwaukee. A mother and her two young children were held against their will. Police say it was part of an elaborate plan for money. The Kenosha mother and her two young children were given a bucket to use as a toilet and Happy Meals to eat as their alleged kidnappers plotted […]
OAK CREEK — A construction worker was killed after driving a four-wheeler out a window at the Amazon construction site in Oak Creek on Wednesday, July 10 — near 13th Street and Ryan Road. The 911 call came in just after 10 a.m. Oak Creek Police Chief Steven Anderson said the worker was on a four-wheeler, moving equipment on an upper level, when he somehow drove out of an open window — falling about 30 to 40 feet. The victim […]
EAST TROY — After nearly a decade away, Farm Aid will return to Wisconsin in fall 2019. The annual concert will raise money for farmers across the country, and is expected to draw 30,000 to Alpine Valley in East Troy in September. The 2018 Farm Aid concert alone raised $2.5 million. “Weather, and markets, and tariffs, trade, are all big issues for us at this point,” said Tim Atkinson, farmer. When the first Farm Aid concert was held in 1985, […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police made a grisly discovery Monday morning, July 8 after a vehicle burst into flames near 9th and Cleveland. On Tuesday, July 9, Milwaukee police confirmed they were investigating this incident as a homicide. Police said officers were called to the scene around 3 a.m. After firefighters with the Milwaukee Fire Department extinguished the flames, a search of the vehicle revealed there was a body inside. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. “I heard an explosion […]
MILWAUKEE — On the final day of Summerfest 2019, 30,000 people made plans to come back in 2020. Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne and ScHoolboy Q were set to headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Sunday, July 7. Fans attending the finale of Summerfest 2019 had the cance to walk out of the gate a whole lot richer. This, as part of Fan Appreciation Day. “You just like, walk in, and then you get the free ticket. Pretty easy!” said Bekki […]
RACINE COUNTY — Recent Wisconsin weather is crippling corn crops. FOX6 News met up with one farmer, who is also a farm bureau representative, who says this year is unlike any other. Fields all around are looking more brown than green. It started with a cold fall, then a brutal winter, followed by a rainy and wet spring. Farmers are starting to have some beef with the weather and it’s beginning to show. “You’re concerned,” said Jim Waldron, farmer. “You’re […]
MUKWONAGO — Six people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning, July 3 after a floor collapsed at a construction site in Mukwonago. Police say the second floor of the building collapsed onto the workers. Mukwonago Fire Chief Jeff Stein says they suffered cuts and bruises. “Pretty minor for what happened here,” said Chief Stein. It’s still early in the investigation, but Stein says workers were prepping the building which will be a new home for Kay’s Academy of Dance — […]
MILWAUKEE — A months-old mystery is solved with the arrest of a homicide suspect. Police say 22-year-old Fred Davenport is one of the men seen running from a fatal shooting back in April. Police say he is also the one who pulled the trigger. There are few places you can go nowadays and not wind up on camera. In April, a surveillance system captured a homicide suspect moments after a deadly crime. We now know the identity of one of […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened late Sunday night, June 30 near 28th and Auer. It happened around 11 p.m. Police say the victim, a 49-year-old man, sustained a fatal gunshot wound after an argument. Family members say the victim was trying to evict someone from his place. The shooter apparently got into an argument with him and opened fire. For a lot of people, the start of a new month is a reminder to pay […]