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  • 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 […]

  • ‘It’s disturbing:’ Private contractor caught skipping work and misusing city equipment

    MILWAUKEE — Millions of Americans work at home.  Most of them are actually supposed to be there. The FOX6 Investigators found one man working at home day after day, when he was supposed to be working at a Milwaukee housing development instead. Our investigation started with an anonymous tip, and ended with a man losing his job, but what we found in between those events raises questions about a private company you pay to manage a public property. The tip came […]

  • ‘It hasn’t been approved:’ Clinic selling stem cell injections has doctors with troubled history

    OCONOMOWOC — Doctors at a Milwaukee area medical clinic are using stem cells to reverse the causes of joint point pain — and they say they can turn back time on your aching body — but does stem cell therapy really work? The FOX6 Investigators found researchers and regulators are urging caution. Stem cells have come a long way since they were first discovered at the University of Wisconsin 20 years ago. Researchers say they could one day be used […]

  • ‘Staggering numbers:’ Wisconsin schools seek $1.4 billion in fall referendums

    WAUWATOSA — When polls open Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters in dozens of Wisconsin school districts will face one basic question: Should your school district raise taxes above state-imposed limits? Sixty-one school districts have a total of 82 referendums on Tuesday’s ballot. That’s a state record for a single election. The potential tax impact is well over $1 billion. Why are there so many school referendums? It’s a politically-loaded question that, researchers say, may have a less-than-political answer. When it comes […]

  • Chris Abele says Milwaukee County is ‘running out of revenue options’

    MILWAUKEE — There’s no wheel tax — and no parking meters in county parks, but Milwaukee County would hike zoo admission and other fees as part of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s recommended 2019 budget. Abele told the board on Monday, Oct. 1 they are “running out of revenue options.” “You can get more efficient to a point, but nobody’s a magician,” Abele said. Abele presented his 2019 budget plan to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Monday morning. […]

  • ‘It was just dropped, like it never happened:’ Child psychiatrist still practicing after psychotic episode

    MEQUON — A Wisconsin psychiatrist pleaded insanity, and the court agreed, so how is she still practicing? Her doctors blame a rare medical condition for a “one-time” incident that frightened three young children. In the spring of 2011, a mother took her three young children to a Naples, Florida beach, where a mentally unstable stranger mistook the children for her own. “The woman was yelling ‘these are my kids. Jesus, these are my kids!'” said Ashli Minor, the mother of […]

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