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  • Brain drain: Some ways parents can help kids beat the summer slump

    MILWAUKEE — Now that school is out, the dreaded brain drain is probably on a lot of parents’ minds. Carly Dorogi, found of Capital M Moms, joins FOX6 WakeUp with some ways parents can help kids beat the summer slump. Keeping them reading: Don’t forget the importance of reading to your child. Choose a book that takes place somewhere you plan to go, or deals with a topic you want to discuss in more detail with your child. Talking about […]

  • It’s asparagus season! Check out this quick, easy salad recipe

    MILWAUKEE — It’s asparagus season! The Cooking Mom joins FOX6 WakeUp with a salad recipe. Asparagus Salad Ingredients: 1 pound asparagus 1/2 cup finely diced red onion 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved (optional) 1/2 cup crumbled Bleu cheese For the dressing: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 teaspoon sugar Freshly ground pepper to taste Directions: Steam or boil […]

  • Do you like bowling? If so, you’re going to love hyper bowling at WhirlyBall

    BROOKFIELD — It’s an experience like no other in the area and perfect for small groups looking to have some fun. Brian is in Brookfield at the recently reopened Whirlyball with a look at how to play the game. About WhirlyBall (website) When we reopen, we’ll be ready to safely welcome you back for the fun you know and love, while taking precautions to protect our guests and Team Members. We have new guidelines around social distancing, protocols to help keep our […]

  • Arts education for children: Black Box Fund and Arts @ Large launch ‘My Art Bag’ project

    MILWAUKEE — Nonprofit arts organizations Black Box Fund and Arts @ Large are working together to launch the “My Art Bag” project. This, in an effort to bolster spirits and provide positive, creative educational support for some of Milwaukee’s most at-risk children amid the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” order. “During these uncertain times, we feel strongly that support for the arts — especially arts education for children — is critical to helping them deal with the unprecedented challenges they face […]

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    Man arrested in connection with ‘numerous suspicious fires’ in Fond du Lac area

    NORTH FOND DU LAC — A 43-year-old North Fond du Lac man was arrested Thursday, April 16 on charges related to numerous suspicious fires that recently occurred in the Fond du Lac area. Officials say this arrest is the result of a collaborative investigation between four law enforcement agencies and two fire departments. “Arson is a serious crime that can jeopardize the lives of residents and puts the safety of firefighters and other first responders in danger as they work […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured after wrong-way driver causes crash on I-94 in Waukesha County

    WAUKESHA — One person is dead and another severely injured following a wrong-way crash on I-94 in Waukesha County late Tuesday night, April 14. It happened around 11:30 p.m. near Meadowbrook Road. Initial investigation revealed that a sedan driven by a 30-year-old man was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic on I-94. This sedan struck a vehicle traveling eastbound — which was operated by a 24-year-old woman. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of […]

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    State Patrol: California man arrested for OWI in Fond du Lac with a child in the vehicle

    FOND DU LAC — A 24-year-old man from California was arrested Sunday, April 5 in Fond du Lac for OWI, second offense, with a child in the vehicle. According to officials, around 5:30 p.m. A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on I-41 near Wrightstown Road. Officials say the driver displayed signs of impairment and field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated 2nd offense, with a minor in the […]

  • Patching, joint repair, single lane closures: The upcoming construction that could impact your commute

    MILWAUKEE — Ryan Luck with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about the upcoming construction that could impact your commute. I-41/US 45 Cable Guard Project (Washington County) (Fall 2019 through late fall 2020) In early fall 2019, crews began resurfacing 22 miles of I-41 between the I-41/US 45 split and the Dodge County Line. This stretch of I-41 will have guardrail and cable barrier installed and will replace the structures along I-41 over a tributary to […]

  • Fatal hit-and-run near 1st and Chase -- Sandra Skenandore

    Medical examiner identifies woman killed in hit-and-run; man arrested

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County medical examiner on Tuesday, March 3 positively identified the 36-year-old woman struck by a hit-and-run driver and killed near 1st Street and Chase Avenue on Sunday, March 1. She was identified as Sandra Skenandore. Police on Tuesday afternoon announced the arrest of a 27-year-old Milwaukee man. The medical examiner said Skenandore suffered multiple traumatic injuries in the crash. According to the medical examiner’s report, Skenandore was attempting to cross the street at an unmarked croswalk […]

  • Heart disease is largely preventable: 5 science-backed ways to keep your heart healthy

    MILWAUKEE — February is American Heart Month — so what better time than now to get your ticker in tip-top shape. Registered Dietitian Lisa Grudzielanek with Metcalfe’s Market joins Real Milwaukee with five ways you can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease. About every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s a staggering 1 in every 4 deaths. The good news […]

  • Meal prep tips from a pro– and some of the meals you can order off his menu

    MILWAUKEE — Austin Vetter with FreshChef Meal Prep joins Real Milwaukee to tell us all about how he started his business — and offers some tips for prepping things in your own kitchen too. Meal Prep Tips: 1. Plan your meals ahead, write them down and make a shopping list 2. Keep the selection of simple, proteins, vegetables, carbs. At least each food group. 3. Invest in a variety of spices. Foods like chicken, turkey, and steak are like a […]

  • Hall and Oates to perform at American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 26

    MILWAUKEE — Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates will perform at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 26. Pre-sale for VIP and general tickets start Tuesday, Jan. 21 and extend through Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm local time. General on-sale starts Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.  at LiveNation.com and at the venue box office. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase […]

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