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  • Did your child’s school bus pass inspection? FOX6 Investigators reveal the results

    SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — This database contains Wisconsin State Patrol school bus inspections for Southeast Wisconsin in 2017. Some reports may have missing information. If you have questions about a particular inspection, call Wisconsin State Patrol at (262) 785-4700. These inspections are sorted by bus fleet numbers, which are different than the bus route numbers school districts assign. The fleet numbers are directly on the buses, as pictured; the route numbers are usually detachable. Please double-check that you are typing in the bus’ fleet […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘It’s great to have an alternative:’ Aurora West Allis offering acupuncture in the emergency room

    WEST ALLIS — Headaches, back pain, and nausea are all common conditions that doctors say can land people in the emergency room. However, Aurora West Allis Medical Center‘s emergency department is using a new option to eliminate pain. It’s based on a practice that’s thousands of years old. Inside the emergency department, doctors say every day is different and they see all types of emergencies. “The typical day is that nothings typical,” explained Dr. Michael Urban, Medical Director of the […]

  • ‘Full of life:’ Adebisi Agoro, 14, who drowned in Peters Lake, remembered at his school

    MILWAUKEE — Dozens gathered in Milwaukee on Wednesday, June 27 to remember a young man who drowned on Peters Lake in the Town of Troy in Walworth County on Sunday, June 24. Many recalled Adebisi Agoro’s love of dance and adventurous spirit. In a packed gymnasium at Milwaukee College Prep’s North Campus, a moment of silence was held in memory of Agoro. “Adebisi was adventurous. Full of life, action. Loved to dance. Valued education,” said Terrence Tyler, teacher. “He was […]

  • “We are family:” Local doctor receives new kidney with help from a childhood friend

    MILWAUKEE — When a local doctor needed a kidney, a childhood friend decided to help out, but the pair ran into a roadblock that ended up saving other people’s lives. Last year, FOX6 introduced viewers to Dr. Moises Garcia, a doctor with Aurora Health Care. “Basically, take care of patients that have liver diseases,” Dr. Garcia said about his work with Aurora. “He’s dedicated his life to transplant and transplant patients,” explained Aurora colleague Dr. Ajay Sahajpal. At the time, […]

  • ‘A beautiful space:’ Take a unique tour of Milwaukee’s Pabst Mansion on Mother’s Day

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a rare opportunity in Milwaukee — officials at the Pabst Mansion are pulling back the curtain and revealing some of its secret spots. Private spaces will be open to the public this weekend. “It really is part of the skyline of the city. People recognize it,” said John Eastberg, Pabst Mansion executive director. Inside the historic landmark along Wisconsin Avenue, visitors can step back into the 19th Century. “It really is an amazing structure that’s 20,000 square […]

  • ‘Recipe that works:’ Milwaukee doctor recognized for helping pregnant woman with rare heart disease

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee doctor is receiving international recognition for her work. She’s changing the landscape of the medical community with a protocol for pregnant women suffering from a rare heart problem – pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). One of those women is Kelli Salmon of Green Bay. It all began when Salmon was already pregnant. “The middle of my second trimester, I started feeling really short of breath,” Kelli recalled. “Everyone just kept saying, oh that’s pregnancy. That’s pregnancy. That’s pregnancy.” […]

  • ‘They don’t need to sit in a jail cell:’ Mequon non-profit partners with Ozaukee County judge to help people facing drug charges

    OZAUKEE COUNTY —  A small patch can identify any drugs in a person’s system, but it’s how that patch is being used in Ozaukee County that’s making a difference. There’s a partnership that’s helping keep people out of jail and off drugs. If you’re accused of a crime in Ozaukee County it’s possible you’ll walk into Judge Joseph Voiland’s courtroom. If you’re facing felony drug charges, Judge Voiland may have you walk into Just Listen. “I order them as a […]

  • ‘He inspired people:’ How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped launch a movement in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Long before his final moments, his legacy was stamped on the nation and the state of Wisconsin. As founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Clayborn Benson says King helped launch a movement in Milwaukee. “I think his impact is tremendous,” Benson said. “He inspired people — gave them a cause for wanting to fight and to make a difference.” […]

  • ‘They’re doing something that has lasting value:’ Waukesha students work with local artist to create community mural

    WAUKESHA — A local program is helping schools incorporate art into their curriculums. It’s a partnership that’s leaving a lasting impression on the surrounding community. Kids crowded into a stairwell at Carroll University and waited to see a mural each one had a hand at creating. It was a moment months in the making. The process began earlier this year inside classrooms at four Waukesha schools — Banting Elementary School, Summit View Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School and La Casa de […]

  • “He’s perfect in his own way:” Cedarburg teen with rare brain disorder thrives as a volunteer

    CEDARBURG — In this trip of life, you never know what direction things will take you. For a Cedarburg family, an unexpected turn opened their eyes to a whole new world. The fastest way to get from Milwaukee to Cedarburg is to head north on I-43. You could, also, follow the back roads — it just takes a little longer. For Caleb Griswold, his whole life has been about taking the back roads. “When he was born, they diagnosed him with […]

  • “It’s their café:” Memory Cafés creating community for people impacted by dementia-related illnesses

    HARTLAND — Every month anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia-related diseases has an opportunity to connect with others. It’s an experience that’s creating community in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond — it’s called a Memory Café. “Memory Cafés are social engagement opportunities for folks with dementia and their care partners to come together and just have some fun times,” explained Angela Meyers of the Bridges Library System.  Meyers helped create the Library Memory Project, which hosts Memory […]