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  • ‘How do we pay people?:’ School district vows to ‘dissolve’ if voters refuse $11.5M tax increase

    EAGLE — It’s an ultimatum for voters — approve millions of dollars in new taxes, or your schools are going to close. In a pair of small Wisconsin villages, spring will decide the future. The Palmyra-Eagle Area School District is asking voters for $11.5 million over the next four years, in a district with a budget just over $12 million. “It’s not an insignificant amount of money,” said Lisa Schulist, an Eagle taxpayer and mother of four. It’s also part of […]

  • Grieving mother wants to know why drunk driver charged with killing her son is still driving

    LAKE GENEVA — He’s charged with driving drunk and killing his friend, but a Lake Geneva man still has a valid driver’s license. How can that be? Turns out, it could be another loophole in Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws. Deep in the Northwoods of Oneida County, Wisconsin, the roads can be narrow and treacherous. “Very winding, very thin. Only two lanes. A little bit hilly, definitely twisty,” said Sheila Lockwood, whose son, Austin Lockwood, was a passenger in a car […]

  • ‘We’re not a perfect organization:’ Inmate deaths lead to demise of hand-picked female warden

    MILWAUKEE — She rose to the top and came crashing down. Now the former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail is facing possible jail time of her own. FOX6 Investigators show you how a series of inmate deaths that happened on her watch led to Nancy Evans’ rapid demise. One death, in particular, cost the jail commander her job and left her a convicted felon. But an attorney for the families of inmates who died in custody says he was […]

  • ‘I feel better talking to my Lord:’ Holy Assumption Church honors law enforcement with special Mass

    WEST ALLIS — With the death of three Milwaukee police officers in eight months, some might be looking for answers during tough times. Holy Assumption Church in West Allis opened its doors Friday morning to anyone who wanted to help. Mass is a daily affair at Holy Assumption, so it’s not unusual to have service on a Friday morning. But when the news of Officer Matthew Rittner’s death broke, church leaders decided to move today’s service from the chapel to […]

  • ‘She absolutely should know better:’ Kenosha city leader in hot water over permits

    KENOSHA — If you want to fix up a house to sell for profit you have to get the proper permits.  Or do you? FOX6 Investigators show you how one couple made a tidy profit rehabbing houses with almost no record of the work at city hall. Holly Kangas says she and her husband were “a bit naive.”  They started flipping houses for profit in Kenosha five years ago. But we found almost no permits for the rehab work they […]

  • Tennessee teen missing for 2 weeks found safe in Madison; adoptive father charged with rape

    MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — A 14-year-old girl who disappeared from Tennessee more than two weeks ago has been found alive in Madison and her father is now charged with rape, authorities said Thursday. FBI Milwaukee tweeted the following on Friday morning, Feb. 1: “FBI thanks all of our partners at Dane County SO, Madison PD and Wisconsin DCI for their assistance in locating missing Tennessee teenager (girl’s name), at 8:00 pm on 1/31/19 in Madison, WI.” The girl is “doing fine,” […]

  • ‘Everyone is exhausted:’ Staffing ‘crisis’ at House of Correction drives surge in overtime

    FRANKLIN — Dozens of people are being kept against their will at the Milwaukee County House of Correction. But we’re not talking about the inmates. FOX6 Investigators show you the demoralizing job requirement some correctional officers call a ‘crisis.’ 15 miles south of downtown Milwaukee, the house of correction holds criminals sentenced to a year or less in jail. Last year, Andrew Hintz served six months on the inside. Only, Hintz is not an inmate. “But he does have a […]

  • Developing legislation could require Wisconsin teachers to learn CPR

    MILWAUKEE —  State law requires students to learn CPR before they graduate from high school, but not their teachers. Now, one state lawmaker is hoping to change that. FOX6 Investigators show you how a 9-year-old boy’s death could have a lasting impact on school safety. At Badger Middle School in West Bend,  8th graders are learning how to save a life. “You come up to a victim and the victim is unconscious, the first thing you’re going to do is?” […]

  • ‘Stench of evilness:’ Shorewood man sentenced to 3 years in prison in sextortion case

    MILWAUKEE — A Shorewood teenager who stalked and bullied his high school classmates online will spend the next three years in state prison. On his way to the defendant’s chair, Matthew Cullen-Williams, 19, flashed a smile at his sentencing on Friday, Jan. 18. But to his former classmates at Shorewood High School, there is nothing to smile about. “He made these years for them a living hell; a nightmare,” said Judge Joseph Wall. Judge Wall described how Cullen-Williams used fake social […]

  • Kidnapping suspect Jake Patterson worked with Jayme Closs’ parents for a day

    BARRON — The company that employed the slain parents of Jayme Closs, a Wisconsin teen who was kidnapped, says the man accused in the attack worked at the plant for one day nearly three years ago. The home from which Jayme escaped in the Town of Gordon on Thursday, Jan. 10 has been owned for years by Patrick Patterson, the father of Jake Patterson — the suspect in Jayme’s disappearance. Jake Patterson is a 21-year-old unemployed graduate of Northwood School in […]

  • ‘Seems fair to recommend:’ State EMS doc approves anti-choking device as backup option

    MADISON — A top state health official is giving emergency workers the green light use a new anti-choking device. The inventor said his design was inspired by a sink plunger, but FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn found one big question remains about Lifevac. In the field of emergency medicine, it’s not often something entirely new comes along. “It may be a terrific device. We just don’t know,” said Marc Cohen, executive director of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association (WEMSA). It’s […]

  • ‘Basically, he lost his job:’ Guard who battered youth inmate gets probation as new videos surface

    MILWAUKEE — Losing his job was punishment enough. That’s what a Milwaukee County judge said about the correctional officer caught on camera abusing a juvenile inmate. The FOX6 Investigators discovered it took nearly three years to convict the guard, and the judge was reluctant to punish him at all. It’s impossible to tell what a 16-year-old boy may have said that prompted a juvenile correctional officer to unleash a fury of fists. “My client is making claims that Mr. Parks […]

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