Lauren Keene is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is currently double majoring in both Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies along with Digital Arts and Culture. Before joining the Digital Team at Fox 6, Lauren was a freelance culture contributor at various Milwaukee publications including Shepherd Express and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Recent Articles
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Scott Walker duke it out on Twitter over marginal tax rates

    WASHINGTON — Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and longtime Wisconsin politician Scott Walker certainly don’t share the same political views, and the heat between the right-wing and the left-wing politicians came to a boil on Twitter Tuesday, Jan. 15. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has made headlines for suggesting marginal tax rates, receiving praise from her loyal followers and harsh criticism from many conservatives. Walker took to Twitter to offer a critique of Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed plan — a 70% tax on those who make […]

  • Officials: Cargo plane made emergency landing at General Mitchell Airport

    MILWAUKEE — A private plane made an emergency landing at General Mitchell International Airport on Tuesday, Jan. 15. According to airport officials, the small cargo plane had a gear issue and had to make an emergency landing near the 128th Air Refueling Wing. Per standard procedure, the airport was briefly closed and has since reopened. Two people were on board the plane. There were no reports of serious injuries.    

  • 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival dates announced 🎥

    MILWAUKEE — Movie lovers, get ready: The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival will run Thursday, October 17 through Thursday, October 31, 2019, according to a news release by Milwaukee Film on Tuesday, Jan. 15. “Last year’s move to later fall dates proved successful, and we are excited to remain at the end of October,” states Jonathan Jackson, CEO and artistic director of Milwaukee Film. “Bringing the best of independent cinema to Milwaukee audiences has been a goal since day one and […]

  • 51-year-old man dead after being struck by car on highway

    SOMERS — A 51-year-old man from Union Grove is dead after being struck by a car near 88th Ave. and 38th St. early morning Saturday, Jan. 12. According to officials, deputies located the man in a ditch around 2:57 a.m. He suffered extremely severe injuries, and rescue personnel determined he was deceased upon arrival. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Etlicher. Evidence at the scene indicated that Etlicher was walking north in the northbound lane of 88th Ave. and […]

  • Skeletal remains found on Oak Leaf Trail; police say foul play not suspected

    MILWAUKEE — A body was found on the Oak Leaf Trail near Albion and Prospect early Saturday morning, Jan. 12. Police said the skeletal remains were found shortly before 9:15 a.m. The remains were that of a man, police said. They were discovered in a wooded area along the trail. Police are working with the medical examiner to determine the person’s identity and a cause of death. In an update late Sunday, Jan. 13, police said preliminary investigation has revealed […]

  • Cincinnati Zoo shares photos of adorable 3-week old anteater

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Have you ever seen a baby anteater before? If not, you’re in luck! According to our sister station FOX8, the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed a baby tamandua over the Christmas holiday. A tamandua is a genus of anteaters. The baby was born on December 20. Even though it’s been almost four weeks since the tamandua was born, the gender is still unknown at this time — and the zoo still hasn’t decided on a name. According to the […]

  • The Beef Lady brings the heat with spicy Asian beef and rice recipe

    MILWAUKEE — The cold weather months are a great time to warm up with some spicy food. The Beef Lady, AKA Angela Horkan, stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios to share her delicious recipe for spicy Asian beef and rice. This is one dish that definitely brings the heat! Ingredients 4 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 1 inch thick, about 4 to 6 ounces each 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds 2 cups frozen edamame in pods […]

  • ‘Full of big smiles!’ 2 new photos of Jayme Closs shared on Facebook

    BARRON — Nearly 48 hours after Jayme Closs was reported found, updates about her condition are continually being posted to a Facebook page called Healing for Jayme Closs. Two new photos were posted Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12 around 1:15 p.m. The first was a solo selfie of Jayme, snuggled up in bed with her dog Molly and another unidentified pup. The second photo was another selfie with her aunt, Jennifer Smith, with a caption reading “Love her so much!!! What a […]

  • Jayme Closs fundraiser exceeds $50k goal in less than 24 hours

    BARRON — A Facebook fundraiser created for Jayme Closs has ended after reaching a goal of $50,000 in less than 24 hours. Multiple posts on a Facebook page called Healing for Jayme Closs detailed the fundraising efforts for 13-year-old Jayme, who was found on Thursday, Jan. 10 after being missing for 88 days. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the page announced a Facebook fundraiser created for Jayme has closed because the page “greatly surpassed” their goal. The fundraiser was initially for […]

  • Recognize him? Milwaukee police asking for public’s help to find man wanted for attempted robbery

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted for an attempted armed robbery that happened Thursday, Jan. 10 around 11:50 a.m. outside a business near North and Weil. According to officials, the suspect approached the victim while he was walking to his vehicle. The suspect displayed a rifle-style firearm and demanded money from the victim. The victim grabbed the gun from the suspect, and a struggle ensued. The suspect ultimately let […]

  • Menomonee Falls police seek public’s help to find men wanted for stealing from TJ Maxx

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Police in Menomonee Falls need your help identifying three suspects wanted for stealing from TJ Maxx on Friday, Dec. 28. According to officials, the three suspects entered the store, selected four or more women’s down coats and fled the store, activating the theft detection alarm at the door. The total loss to the store was $259.96. A suspect vehicle was observed fleeing the area, which was described as a gold Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number ADE-1257. […]

  • Suspected impaired driver arrested after crash near 47th and Lloyd

    MILWAUKEE — A suspect was taken into custody for suspected OWI after being extricated from their vehicle early Sunday morning, Jan. 6. Officials said the driver was involved in a crash near 47th and Lloyd around 2:30 a.m. The driver was the only person inside the vehicle, and they were extricated when authorities arrived. No injuries were reported. PHOTO GALLERY