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  • 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 […]

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    ‘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 […]

  • ‘Mom’s Bad Crew’ takes part in ‘Lung Force’ 5K in honor of late mother: “Hardest thing we’ve been through”

    MILWAUKEE — The American Lung Association says one in four women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetimes, and fighting the deadly illness can be overwhelming. But one family at the Milwaukee County Zoo Sunday, October 1st said you just need to take it one step at a time. The group, part of “Mom’s Bad Crew” joined hundreds of runners for the “Lung Force 5K Run/Walk” put on by the American Lung Association. With each step and every […]

  • “I just lost my kids!” Fight interrupts vigil for 2 children who died in Milwaukee house fire

    MILWAUKEE — The loss of two children in a house fire is bringing out every kind of emotion. The mother of the victims say she brought her family to a vigil Thursday night, September 28th for support — but another group brought their anger. Balloons lift up the memories of the young lives lost in the fire that happened Sunday, September 24th on Milwaukee’s northwest side. “It hurts, it hurts, it hurts like hell man,” said Shelena Payne, mother of […]

  • “Making sure they can survive:” Milwaukee church steps up for sister parish in TX after Harvey

    MILWAUKEE — Church officials in Milwaukee are helping their sister parish in Texas impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. “Our church was about halfway under water,” Rev. Tory Topjian with Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church said. Pictures show the damage to Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston. “They still cannot get into church property. The water has not subsided enough to even see what damages have affected the congregation of the church,” Topjian said. Topjian leads the sister parish in Milwaukee, and […]

  • Protests against Sharia law across the country; Milwaukee Muslims offer alternative

    MILWAUKEE — Protesters marched against Sharia law across the country Saturday, June 10th. In more than 20 cities, they were met by pro-Muslim demonstrations. Both sides say they’re fighting for equality. In Milwaukee, one Muslim community isn’t taking to the streets — instead, they’re opening their doors. “Sharia law is against our freedom. It’s against human rights,” said a protester. As demonstrators across the nation gathered to protest Sharia law, a part of Islamic tradition, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community here […]

  • “Jimmie didn’t have a gun:” Protesters want answers in deadly officer-involved shooting

    APPLETON — Protesters march in Appleton looking for answers after a fatal bar shooting. A Milwaukee man was shot by police and died last weekend at Jack’s Apple Pub. One week later, demonstrators say they still don’t know why. Just before bar close at Jack’s Apple Pub on May 21st, gunshots and chaos were caught on camera. Police responded to the scene and an officer shot and killed a 33-year-old Jimmie Montel Sanders of Milwaukee. Police say Sanders was armed. Saturday, […]

  • Pokemon Go draws at least 100 to Lake Park on scorcher of a Sunday: “This is actually slow”

    MILWAUKEE — Pokemon Go is drawing people to Milwaukee’s Lake Park — and on Sunday, July 24th, amid a Heat Advisory and heat indices in the triple digits, FOX6 News found more than 100 people roaming around, trying to catch them all. Pokemon Go set a new Apple record as the app with the most App Store downloads in its first week. Ever. Apple confirmed the record, but didn’t have any specific numbers to share. Shortly after its July 6th […]

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