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  • Tyler Martinez

    ‘Menace on the road:’ 5 years in prison for driver ‘looking down at the radio’ in fatal hit-and-run

    RACINE COUNTY — A Racine County judge sentenced Tyler Martinez on Tuesday, March 10 to five years in prison and another three years of extended supervision in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in Caledonia in October 2017. Two families were brought to tears during the emotional sentencing hearing, after waiting more than two years to hear the judge’s ruling. “I take full responsibility for the situation, and it will haunt me for the rest of my life,” […]

  • Cameras captured Uber Eats driver kicking in drive-thru at West Allis Burger King

    Cameras captured Uber Eats driver kicking in drive-thru at West Allis Burger King

    WEST ALLIS — A fast-food freakout was caught on camera in West Allis on Jan. 23 — at the Burger King near 68th Street and Greenfield Avenue. An Uber Eats driver kicked in the drive-thru window at the restaurant. Police said it followed an argument over wait times. According to investigators, the driver was upset about the long wait in line to pick up his Uber Eats order, and ended up damaging the window. He didn’t stick around long. Surveillance […]

  • Coronavirus

    ‘People are scared:’ DHS, BBB warn of official-looking phishing emails amid coronavirus outbreak

    MADISON — As of Monday, Feb. 10, rest results were back for almost every suspected coronavirus case in Wisconsin. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said of 15 “people under investigation,” 13 were negative for coronavirus, with one pending. The first case in Wisconsin was confirmed on Feb. 5 in Dane County. This, amid a new threat related to coronavirus that’s no danger to your health, but could impact your wallet. “Scammers watch the news, just like we […]

  • ‘They’re like, ‘You’re Kobe:” Merton 5th-grader wearing #24 hit last-second bucket!

    MERTON — A Merton father shared an amazing clip of video from a youth basketball game on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28. Brian Kuptz said his son, Brayden, was wearing #24 — and like Kobe Bryant, hit a last-second shot in the game. Brian Kuptz tagged the post: “#forkobe #minimamba” “I’ve dreamed about getting one shot to win the game,” said Brayden Kuptz. It didn’t take long for that dream to become reality. “It turns out, when I’m in fifth grade,” […]

  • Tyshawn Combs, NicoleRay Brown

    ‘Go to your cell and kill yourself:’ Fiery sentencing hearing for man accused of racing before fatal crash

    MILWAUKEE — FOX6’s cameras captured a fiery sentencing hearing Thursday, Dec. 12 for the man who killed his girlfriend and injured their infant daughter in a crash. Testimony from the victim’s mother drew gasps from the gallery. “Tyshawn Isaiah Combs, I want you dead,” said Beatrice Brown. “I hate you.” Combs, 22, killed Brown’s daughter, NicoleRay Brown, who died Feb. 22 after the crash Feb. 19 on Highway 145 near 91st Street. The 21-year-old’s mother spoke in court for 25 […]

  • Waukesha transit driver caught on camera rescuing children wandering in snow, cold

    ‘It’s gonna be OK:’ Waukesha transit driver caught on camera rescuing children wandering in snow, cold

    WAUKESHA — A cold-weather rescue was captured by six cameras Monday morning, Nov. 11 in Waukesha. A Waukesha Metro Transit driver rushed to save two very under-dressed children. The children, found wandering alone on a cold and snowy morning, had something of a guardian snow angel. Nicole Chamberlain jumped into action moments after spotting them. It happened around 8 a.m. near Sunset Drive and Grand Avenue, with the wind chill three degrees above zero. “It’s OK, honey — we’re gonna figure it […]

  • Oak Creek police investigate the case of 2 men and a chicken ‘swerving all over the roadway’

    OAK CREEK — It might be the strangest game of chicken Oak Creek police have ever seen. A man and his chicken were locked up in the back of a squad. This, after they were found by police after another driver called fowl — telling 911 operators they saw “a bird or a hawk on the shoulder or arm of the driver while he was driving” and “traveling approximately 20-30 miles per hour and swerving all over the roadway.” Police […]

  • Marquette University (Getty Images)

    ‘Positive step:’ Marquette AD supports NCAA move allowing athlete compensation

    MILWAUKEE — The NCAA took a major step Tuesday, Oct. 29 toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image, and likeness.” The nation’s largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit — something they have fought against doing for years — while still maintaining rules regarding amateurism. The NCAA Board of Governors, meeting […]

  • Dashcam video: White-knuckle ride through Plymouth leads to dramatic arrest

    PLYMOUTH — Whiteout conditions made for a wild pursuit through Sheboygan County. Police and sheriff’s officials chased two men over dangerous, icy roads and through a number of close calls. According to a criminal complaint, it all started near the Plymouth Walmart back on February 20. Police tried to stop two suspects for reckless driving and bad plates. Instead, they took off — fast. Officers say at one point, the driver — identified as Kwade Shembeda-Sawaya — drove at a […]

  • Remembering Penny Marshall in the Brew City: ‘She will always be Laverne here in Milwaukee’

    MILWAUKEE — Actress Penny Marshall, who found fame in TV’s “Laverne & Shirley” before going on to direct such beloved films as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died. Marshall died peacefully in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night, Dec. 17, due to complications from diabetes, said Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the family. She was 75. Penny Marshall was best known for her role in the 70s and 80s sitcom “Laverne and Shirley.” She wasn’t from Milwaukee, […]

  • On anniversary of crash that killed mom, baby, family says ‘the driving fast, there’s no need’

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother and her baby were killed in a reckless driving crash one year ago, and family members and others gathered Tuesday, Oct. 2 in an effort to prevent this from happening to another family. Shakela Rhodes, 27, and her 11-month-old daughter were killed in a crash near 35th and Center on Oct. 2, 2017. “She’s gone because of him,” said Marilyn Copeland, Rhodes’ aunt. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Reggie Gaston was selling drugs shortly before the crash. […]

  • “Our trucks are loaded and ready:” West Bend DPW gears up ahead of expected snowfall

    WEST BEND — A winter weather advisory takes effect Wednesday morning, December 13th, and the snow in the forecast will make for a messy morning commute — with slick roads and poor visibility. Blowing snow could make for a tough drive, but officials in the City of West Bend said Tuesday they’d been preparing for the snow since the moment they finished cleaning up the last round on Monday. “Our trucks are loaded and ready to go as soon as […]

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