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.
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County jury on Friday, Dec. 6 deliberated for roughly two hours before finding Matthew Neumann guilty on two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and two counts of hiding a corpse in the deaths of his employees, Robert Hajduk and Richard Conklin. Neumann, 44, was on trial for two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and two counts of hiding a corpse. Prosecutors say earlier this year, two of Neumann’s employees at Spot Free Cleaning, Robert Hajduk and […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County jury is now deliberating the fate of Matthew Neumann, a Franklin business owner accused of homicide and hiding bodies. Prosecutors admit this is a circumstantial case. During closing arguments on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5, the state made no mention of a murder weapon or even a motive. The defense rested its case only calling two witnesses. The fourth and final day of testimony in the case against Neumann focused on receipts and bones. Neumann is […]
MILWAUKEE — Matthew Neumann is on trial for two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and two counts of hiding a corpse. Prosecutors say, earlier this year, two of Neumann’s employees at Spot Free Cleaning — Richard Conklin and Robert Hajduk — went missing. Days later, investigators say two bodies were found in a burn pit on property leased by Neumann in East Troy. “I’m pretty sure they are together,” said Neumann. Portions of Neumann’s first video interview with police were […]
MILWAUKEE — Nearly a year after two bodies were found in a burn pit in East Troy, 44-year-old Matthew Neumann is on trial for the death of two of his employees at Spot Free Cleaning — Richard Conklin and Robert Hajduk. On the second day of Neumann’s trial, prosecutors called both his daughter, Ashley, and wife, Tammy, to the stand. They testified that they saw one of the victim’s in the passenger seat of Neumann’s truck. Neumann’s attorney questioned why […]
WAUKESHA — An officer shot an armed male student Monday morning in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school after the suspect pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said. Students who streamed out of the school about 11:15 a.m. said a drill was announced and they took cover under desks and teachers barricaded doors. They told reporters outside the school that they knew it wasn’t a drill when they heard two or three gunshots. FOX6’s cameras captured […]
WAUKESHA — He’s synonymous with Waukesha. There’s even a park named after him, but there’s a lot you don’t know about Andrew Frame. His historic home is undergoing a major renovation. It’s a story 140 years in the making and one that is quite literally on the rise. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, a large crowd gathered at the corner of Grand Avenue and Carroll Street in Waukesha to see a newly constructed cupola hoisted off the ground on a massive […]
MILWAUKEE — Storms from coast to coast are putting fear in travelers this Thanksgiving eve. Heavy snow, rain and wind are impacting those looking to spend the holiday with friends and family out of town. Milwaukee is expecting a record number of travelers on what is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. At Mitchell International Airport, officials say expect some back-ups at the TSA line. That’s because 12,000 people will pass through the airport on Wednesday alone with […]
MILWAUKEE — Starting Tuesday, Nov. 26, the City of Milwaukee is partnering with PulsePoint — a mobile app that connects those trained in CPR with those suffering cardiac arrest. It all happens in real-time. The app is a free download that can save lives. “We all have our phones. We all value our phones immensely as they become more critical in our lives,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “But now, our phones are going to be able to help firefighters, […]
SLINGER — A house caught fire in Slinger while the homeowner was out of town. That person has no idea the home burned Sunday night, Nov. 24. Family members are preparing to deliver devastating news to the owner of the home at Washington and Oak in Slinger. According to loved ones, 83-year-old Gilbert Strupp was 300 miles away deer hunting when his home caught fire on Sunday. His son, Ronald, watched in disbelief Sunday night. “I never realized that it […]
MILWAUKEE — 41-year-old Geoffrey Graff is now charged in the wake of authorities finding two underground shelters near Estabrook Park. Inside those shelters, officials say they found a stash of firearms and ammunition. Graff is charged with the following criminal counts: Second degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon Possession of a short-barreled shotgun The bunkers Graff is accused of maintaining were found on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20 — after multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a report […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced on Wednesday, Nov. 20 his intention to run for reelection in 2020. It would be his fifth term in the office. Barrett said he loves Milwaukee, but admitted there are challenges and said his vision for the next four years includes a strong focus on neighborhoods and jobs. The mayor made his announcement at the Sherman Phoenix, a place that experienced lows during the unrest in August 2016 — a time Barrett called […]
MILWAUKEE — A dramatic scene unfolded near 38th Street and Florist Avenue in Milwaukee Tuesday, Nov. 19, as police executed a search warrant. Neighbors stood in the cold and watched the commotion for hours. Milwaukee police officers in both plainclothes and tactical gear surrounded a home in the area — going in and coming out empty-handed. Tactical officers first busted down the front door and then smashed a side window. “I’ve never really seen that much police drama around there,” […]