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 — Investigators from the Neenah Police Department arrested a Brooklyn, New York man on Sunday, Dec. 29 following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. Records showed his Wisconsin ties run deep. According to a news release, Neenah police with help from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office took David Hay, 39, into custody at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Neenah officials said Hay was later booked into the Winnebago County Jail — and was […]
MADISON — For the second time, the Wisconsin Elections Commission took no action Monday, Dec. 30 following a court-ordered voter purge, with Monday’s inaction likely to spur future court action. Early Monday morning, the Wisconsin Elections Commission met largely behind closed doors — discussing what to do next after an Ozaukee County judge ruled in favor of a conservative law firm — deciding that some 200,000 voter registrations should be tossed because the voters may have moved. “Rough data says […]
WAUKESHA — The man who killed a bicyclist in Waukesha County a year-and-a-half ago was sentenced on Friday, Dec. 20 after an emotional day in court. It means the family of Dr. Brian Yagoda finally has closure. “It’s a horrible loss for my husband, I know. And for the patients he took care of,” said Shirley Yagoda, widow. 73-year-old James Kramp entered a guilty plea in October for two misdemeanor charges — after striking Yagoda with his car along Golf […]
RACINE — It’s just days before Christmas and a Racine group dedicated to giving to kids in need worries its toy shop might not see another holiday after this year. The reason? A rent increase 27 times what is being paid now. The City of Racine is citing utility costs as the reason for that hike. “We’ve been in existence since 1929,” said Pete Waselchuk. After a tour around his toy shop, you get a sense Waselchuk is more like […]
MILWAUKEE — With hazy memories of the incident, a Milwaukee woman said she’ll never forget the pain she experienced when she was struck by a vehicle near 76th Street and Capitol Drive in Milwaukee in a hit-and-run. It happened Monday, Dec. 16 as Monica Hambright crossed the street in the busy intersection. Hambright spoke with FOX6 News Wednesday, Dec. 18 — frustrated that no witnesses had come forward and that there was no surveillance video available showing the impact. “I […]
MILWAUKEE — A big change takes place at the Wilson Park Senior Center on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17. For the first time, it will open its doors as an overnight shelter for the homeless. FOX6 News first told you about this transformation last week. On Tuesday afternoon, finishing touches were being put on the plan to keep the homeless out of the cold. It comes just in time as temperatures plunge. “I think it’s a good idea. As opposed to […]
MILWAUKEE — A 33-year-old man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries early Friday morning, Dec. 13 after being stabbed multiple times. It happened near the McDonald’s restaurant near 24th Street and Wisconsin Avenue — but the victim was found miles away — on I-94 near Hawley Road. Police said around 2:30 a.m., the stabbing victim got into a verbal argument over stolen property with the attacker. The argument turned physical — and the victim was stabbed multiple times. Even […]
WEST BEND — Charges were filed Thursday, Dec. 12 against a West Bend man prosecutors said beat his wife with a baseball bat. That woman watched from the gallery with a gash on her forehead as her husband made his initial court appearance. Michael Fay Jr., 47, faces one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, domestic abuse, one count of strangulation and suffocation, domestic abuse, and one count of false imprisonment, domestic abuse. His defense attorney tried to downplay the serious […]
WHITEFISH BAY — Imagine a deep sleep, a peaceful dream or a warm, relaxing slumber — interrupted at 4 a.m. by an unexpected and annoying wakeup call. Whitefish Bay residents told FOX6 News that they thought they heard a bomb warning. “When it went off at 4:10 (in the morning) I thought, ‘Oh, cmon,'” said resident Ted Fleagle who leaves across the street from Cahill Square. Cahill Square is where the Milwaukee County outdoor warning siren for Whitefish Bay is located. “I […]
MILWAUKEE — Controversy is brewing over a proposal to use a senior center on Milwaukee’s south side as an overnight warming center for the homeless. With temperatures dropping, attention turns to populations vulnerable in the cold — senior citizens and the homeless. Both are also at the center of a figurative tug-of-war over space at the Wilson Park Senior Center. Dorcie Ferlitsch said she is against a plan to use the building as an overnight homeless shelter. “There’s got to […]
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha South High School student accused of bringing guns to school made his initial appearance in Waukesha County court on Monday, Dec. 9. The accused is 18-year-old Tyrone Smith of Waukesha. He faces the following criminal counts: Second degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon Obstructing an officer Disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon Dangerous weapons on school premises The Waukesha County court commissioner told Smith on Monday that he struck terror into the […]
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 […]