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  • Justice for Joel Acevedo rally

    ‘We have a right to live:’ Family demands 911 calls, body camera video following Joel Acevedo’s death

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly three months since police were called to off-duty Officer Michael Mattioli’s home near 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue, where Joel Acevedo, 25, was found unconscious, Acevedo’s family gathered on the steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse to demand that body camera video from responding officers and 911 audio from that morning be released. Mattioli, 32, a 13-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, faces a charge of first-degree reckless homicide in connection with Acevedo’s death which prosecutors […]

  • Sheriff: Search for 24-year-old man who fell into Milwaukee River now a ‘recovery effort’

    MILWAUKEE — The search for a 24-year-old man who fell into the Milwaukee River near Humboldt Avenue and North Avenue Sunday night, July 12 became a recovery effort as of Monday evening, the Milwaukee County sheriff announced. Sheriff Earnell Lucas said the man who was with a friend in the area Sunday evening grabbed onto a tree branch which collapsed, and he then fell into the water around 7 p.m. People on shore made efforts to rescue him, but he […]

  • Fatal motorcycle crash near Highway 100 and Becher

    Milwaukee man killed in crash involving motorcycle, vehicle near Highway 100 and Becher

    WEST ALLIS  — A Milwaukee man, 35, died following a crash near Highway 100 and Becher Street late Monday morning, July 13 involving his motorcycle and a vehicle. Police said it happened around 11:30 a.m. Citizens and first responders attempted life-saving measures, but the motorcycle operator died at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle was headed north on S. 108th Street when there was a crash involving another vehicle. No other injuries were reported. Police noted the driver […]

  • DMV reminder: Extension on driver license renewal ends July 25

    MILWAUKEE — The deadline for drivers under age 60, who received extensions to renew their license due to COVID-19, is Saturday, July 25. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds drivers to renew their licenses online to avoid a late fee. DMV recently added an online license renewal option to offer greater convenience and help keep customers safe during the health emergency. Most drivers between ages 18 and 64 are now able to go online, confirm they […]

  • July 13

    DMV reminder: Extension on driver license renewal ends July 25 Camp Beyond CDC: Considerations for youth sports Stay cool! Wading pools, splash pads to open at 8 locations in Milwaukee County starting July 4 Glendale COVID-19 testing site at Nicolet High School CDC on homemade cloth face coverings MAP: Coronavirus cases in Wisconsin (updated by Wisconsin DHS) Milwaukee Health Department: Coronavirus dashboard FOX6 News coverage: Coronavirus CDC information on coronavirus

  • Police: Shots fired into St. Francis apartment, no known motive

    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — St. Francis police say they were dispatched for a report of shots fired into an occupied apartment near S. Clement Street and E. Norwich Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday night. An initial investigation revealed that unknown suspects fired several rounds into an occupied apartment. The occupant was not injured. At this time, there is no known motive. This incident is still active and under investigation. Anyone with information related to this investigation or has home surveillance […]

  • Looking to expand your mask collection? Support local while shopping for a mask

    MILWAUKEE — With wearing a mask being encouraged, and in some places required, you may be looking to expand your collection. OnMilwaukee’s Molly Snyder joins FOX6 WakeUp with how you can support local while shopping for a mask.

  • Actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57

    MILWAUKEE — Actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57. Gino joins FOX6 WakeUp with what we know about her passing.

  • Is your dog digging again? Help We Energies spread an important safety message

    MILWAUKEE — We Energies is for an adorable “ambassa-dog” to star in this year’s safe digging campaign. Your dog can help them spread an important safety message: Doggone it! Call 811 at least three days before you dig.  Here’s what you need to do: Take a picture of your dog digging. Submit one photo here before 11:59 p.m. on July 20. Keep in mind, you must be a We Energies customer to participate. Please send in a high-quality image. After they narrow entries […]

  • Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Here’s an easy lesson for kids on diffraction

    MILWAUKEE — Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or why we see colors the way we do? Dr. Koco with Mad Science joins FOX6 WakeUp with an easy lesson for kids on diffraction.

  • Many summer camps have been canceled: Now there’s a FREE virtual camp for your kids

    MILWAUKEE — This year many summer camps have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. But now there’s a free virtual camp to keep your kids busy. Bump Camp and Beyond CEO, Lindsay Pinchuk, joins FOX6 WakeUp with details on Camp Beyond.

  • Register in advance: MCTS to host virtual job fair to hire bus drivers, mechanics and cleaner-tankers

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is hosting a virtual job fair on Tuesday, July 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Job seekers can use their phone, tablet, or computer to connect with hiring managers who will answer questions and explain the recruitment and selection process, qualifications for each position and the comprehensive benefits offered to MCTS employees, including: Medical and Dental Insurance Paid Time Off (holidays, vacation days, personal days, sick days, funeral leave, jury duty) […]

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