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  • ‘It was just dropped, like it never happened:’ Child psychiatrist still practicing after psychotic episode

    MEQUON — A Wisconsin psychiatrist pleaded insanity, and the court agreed, so how is she still practicing? Her doctors blame a rare medical condition for a “one-time” incident that frightened three young children. In the spring of 2011, a mother took her three young children to a Naples, Florida beach, where a mentally unstable stranger mistook the children for her own. “The woman was yelling ‘these are my kids. Jesus, these are my kids!'” said Ashli Minor, the mother of […]

  • ‘This can’t keep on:’ Short prison stays do little to deter the most persistent drunk drivers

    MILWAUKEE— Most people caught driving drunk once never do it again.  But some just can’t seem to stop. FOX6 Investigators got a tip that  a habitual drunk driver was headed back to the bar. Nick Rankovich was already charged with his 7th drunk driving offense when an anonymous source told FOX 6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn where and when he could be found drinking and driving again. Turns out, we weren’t the only ones who got the heads up. The 60-year-old […]

  • Wisconsin doctor’s drunk driving history follows her to Texas

    CHRISTI, Texas — It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that drinking and driving don’t mix, but that didn’t stop a former Wisconsin neurosurgeon from driving drunk again and again. FOX6 Investigators show you why the surgeon’s criminal history is catching up with her… again. Patients and relatives of those treated by Dr. Melissa Macias tell the FOX6 Investigators, one thing is clear. “Something is not right with that doctor,” said Rose Deleon, daughter of a patient who […]

  • ‘It’s going to destroy us:’ 17-year Navy vet says mental illness led to discharge and massive debt

    SHEBOYGAN— A 17-year veteran of the United States Navy got the boot after he discloses a mental illness, but it’s what the government’s been doing ever since then that had his family calling the FOX6 Investigators for help. It was hard enough for Nate Duszynski to accept his naval career was over, but then the government started taking his severance pay,  disability checks and tax refunds, even garnishing his wages — more than $106,000 so far and still counting. Duszynski […]

  • ‘I have to say I did this:’ Psychologist caught on video talking about fabricated treatment notes

    WEST ALLIS — Psychologists are supposed to help you deal with your anxiety, not encourage you to pretend it’s worse than it really is.  But that is what a West Allis doctor is accused of doing to try and help his client win a big court judgment. The psychologist was caught on hidden camera coaching a client to lie about his symptoms. Turns out, state regulators had the video recording for nearly two years before finally taking action. After four decades in […]

  • ‘We want the rules to change:’ Father of choking victim wants CPR training for school staff

    MILWAUKEE — In Wisconsin, high school students are now required to get CPR, Heimlich maneuver, and first aid training before they’re allowed to graduate. It’s a different story for the adults in charge. It’s something that has one father calling for life-saving changes. Flashes of 9-year-old Sam Megna’s short life are preserved in all of the typical home videos like a Christmas concert, dance classes and a trip to Disney World. But there is nothing typical about the way Sam’s life ended. “I […]

  • Former professor calls on Wisconsin Supreme Court to define the limits of ‘academic freedom.’

    MADISON —  Can you get fired for criticizing your coworkers?  A former Marquette University professor says that’s basically what happened to him. Now, the state’s highest court is considering what it means to have ‘academic freedom.’ Four years ago, John McAdams drew national attention to a student instructor who had refused to allow a debate over gay marriage in her classroom. What happened next set off a legal battle that could determine just how far ‘free speech’ goes at a private university, […]

  • ‘Beyond unacceptable:’ Falls project misses deadline in run-up to election

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A prime piece of real estate. A $4-million dollar tax incentive.  And a project that is way behind schedule. FOX6 Investigators show you how a controversial development in downtown Menomonee Falls could be an election issue on Tuesday, April 3rd. In a village that derives its very name from the cascading waters of the Menomonee River, the Main Street real estate along its western bank carries special meaning. “That piece of property is arguably the best piece […]

  • Judge declares gas station phone chargers to be illegal ‘gambling machines’

    MILWAUKEE— Are they slot machines or cell phone chargers?  A FOX6 investigation finds video gaming consoles moving into gas stations all over southeastern Wisconsin. The state says they’re against the law, but FOX6 Investigators show you what a Milwaukee judge says about ‘gasinos.’ You put money in. You play a game of chance. You hope to win a jackpot. In other words, the so-called ‘Pow’r Up’ machines at some local gas stations “are kind of like slot machines,” according to […]

  • ‘Completely unprovoked!’ Correctional officer’s attack on juvenile kept quiet for nearly a year

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A correctional officer attacks a child inside the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. FOX6 Investigators show you the video that’s never been released. Plus, the alarming lack of action by supervisors and administrators who knew all about it. The juvenile guard was fired and charged with a crime last summer for an incident that happened more than two years ago. It was all caught on video. So why did top brass at the juvenile detention center sit […]

  • ‘No face, no case:’ Criminals bribe, threaten and kill to keep witnesses from testifying

    MILWAUKEE — No face, no case.  It’s a popular mantra for criminals who aim to silence the witnesses against them. If you’ve been the witness to a crime, be prepared. The suspected criminal just might try to reach out and touch you from behind bars. It’s no secret investigators are listening to jailhouse phone calls, but that doesn’t keep the bad guys from trying. In Milwaukee’s most violent neighborhoods, it’s not what you do that could be dangerous, but what […]

  • Cameras in the OR: Wisconsin bill aims at recording surgical procedures

    GREEN BAY — Medical mistakes kill thousands of people in America every year.  Now, a Wisconsin lawmaker wants to have your surgery recorded on video — just in case. However, there are legal and logistical roadblocks that have doctors and hospitals hitting the pause button. The head of a surgical safety program at the University of Wisconsin wants to see more video cameras in operating rooms, but not if it means patient get a copy to use in a lawsuit. […]