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
  • Brewers to host a ‘Scooby Doo!’ 50th birthday celebration on August 24

    MILWAUKEE – Ruh-roh! Just when Brewers fans thought this season’s Theme Night lineup couldn’t get any better, the Crew has added another promotion to the schedule as they host a Scooby-DooTM 50th Birthday celebration on Saturday, August 24 when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Would you join the Crew at Miller Park that evening for a Scooby Snack? How about a one-of-a-kind bobblehead? Scooby-Doo will officially celebrate his 50th birthday on Friday, September 13, but the Brewers are kicking off the party […]

  • DOT: State Patrol plans aerial enforcement along I-43 in Ozaukee and Walworth counties

    MILWAUKEE — To enhance safety for all travelers, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to use aircraft and ground-based officers to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws along the I-43 corridor in southeast Wisconsin. If weather conditions are unfavorable for flying, enforcement typically proceeds using ground-based units. Aerial enforcement missions are currently planned for: Monday, June 10 along I-43 in Ozaukee County Tuesday, June 18 along I-43 in Walworth County “Public safety is the primary goal behind all our enforcement […]

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    Man died after medical emergency during swim portion of Lake Mills Triathlon

    LAKE MILLS — A 59-year-old Elkhorn man died after suffering a medical emergency during the Lake Mills Triathlon on Sunday, June 2. He was identified as Scott Beatse. According to Lake Mills police, officers were advised the man was participating in the swim portion of the triathlon when he went under around 7:45 a.m. Rescue personnel were able to remove the man from the water and pull him to shore, and life-saving efforts were initiated. The man was transported to […]

  • 3 injured following 2 shootings on Milwaukee’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — Three people are injured following two shootings on Milwaukee’s north side early morning Saturday, June 2. Around 2:25 a.m., Milwaukee police received a report of a shooting near 12th and Concordia. Officers arrived and found two 17-year-old male victims suffering from gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening. Police say the shooting took place inside of a house nearby. The two victims were transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. A second shooting was reported […]

  • Downtown Milwaukee will welcome Saint Kate Arts Hotel very soon

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee will be saying hello to the Saint Kate Arts Hotel very soon. Chef Aaron Miles and Food and Beverage Director Brent Hockenberry stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios to talk about the hotel’s exciting upcoming opening. About Saint Kate Arts Hotel (website) The name Saint Kate gives nod to Saint Catherine—the patron saint of artists and the original champion of the creative process—and then spins around and walks firmly in a bold, modern, new direction. She’s the […]

  • Family: 15-year-old boy involved in rollover car wreck with brothers has died

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — One of the Olla brothers hurt in a car wreck on I-41 near Holy Hill Road has died. According to the family’s GoFundMe page, 15-year-old Valentin Olla has passed away. The GoFundMe page released the following update following Valentin’s condition: Please see the latest update from the Olla’s…… Our beautiful boy, Valentin has fought the good fight. He has finished the race ahead of us all… what a kid. He feels no more pain, and is walking […]

  • Bask in the glow of summer with these June events

    MILWAUKEE — The weather is finally warming up — and we’re ready to head outside. Claire Koenig from VISIT Milwaukee visited the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Saturday, June 1 to preview some of the month’s most exciting events.

  • Family-friendly fun at the Racine Zoo

    MILWAUKEE — Summer weather is almost here. If you’re looking for a fun day out with the kids, why not make a trip to the zoo? Staff members from the Racine Zoo stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Saturday, June 1 to preview some fun upcoming events — including a night for wine lovers and a Father’s Day celebration. To learn more about World Wine Wednesday, click HERE. To get the details on the Father’s Day Putt-Putt Tournament, click HERE.

  • ‘Back to full duty!’ Green Bay K-9 Pyro returning to police squad following stabbing

    GREEN BAY — Nearly two months after he was critically injured on duty, Green Bay Police K-9 officer Pyro is heading back to work. At a checkup on Thursday, May 31, veterinarians said Pyro is completely healed and can perform all tasks he did before the stabbing. On April 7, Pyro was stabbed in the neck multiple times while apprehending a suspect during a high-risk weapons call. He received wound care in the field by officers and his handler, and […]

  • Kids can ride Amtrak Hiawatha free on weekends throughout summer

    MILWAUKEE — Traveling to Milwaukee and Chicago by train just got more affordable with the weekend child discount. On Amtrak Hiawatha, one child ages 2-12 (infants under 2 are always free) can ride with an adult for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September 8. These children ride along at no charge on the seven round trips Friday and Saturday and six round trips Sunday with stops at Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Milwaukee Airport and Sturtevant in Wisconsin and Glenview […]

  • Kettle Moraine student chosen as Wisconsin winner in Doodle for Google competition

    DELFIELD — A talented student in Delafield could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope…”. Ella Hannes, a 7th grader from Kettle Moraine Middle School in Dousman, is one of the […]

  • Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble showcases their award-winning harmonies

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble stopped by the Real Milwaukee studios on Friday, May 31 to show off their impressive pipes. The school’s vocal music director, Raymond Roberts, appeared alongside his talented students — expressing how proud he is of his team.

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