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  • 128 deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19; 3K+ positive cases, 33K+ negative

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported Friday, April 10 that 3,068 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. There have been 128 confirmed deaths and 33,225 negative tests, according to DHS data. There have been 1,634 positive cases confirmed in Milwaukee County and 75 deaths, according to the Milwaukee County’s coronavirus dashboard on Friday afternoon, April 10. The DHS, however, reported additional deaths (77) but fewer cases (1,575) than Milwaukee County health officials. With […]

  • List: Support restaurants, bars in SE Wisconsin that are open for carryout, delivery orders

    MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants and bars throughout southeast Wisconsin to get creative in order to stay in business. Now, they are doing everything they can to get their menu items to customers. FOX6 News is curating a list (below) of restaurants and bars in southeast Wisconsin that offer carryout and/or delivery orders. SUBMIT A RESTAURANT, BAR: If you know of a business that should be added to this list, we invite you to CLICK HERE. List […]

  • List: Online Masses, services that allow you to practice your faith online in SE Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — With the “Safer at Home” order in place, residents throughout southeast Wisconsin are looking for options to continue to practice their faith online. Below is a list of churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples which offer such services. NOTE: If you know of a church that has live streaming services and should be included on this list, CLICK HERE to fill out a simple form. Also, you can watch Catholic Mass every Sunday on FOX6 at two different times […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks establish emergency relief fund to assist part-time employees

    MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks have established an Emergency Relief Fund for Fiserv Forum’s part-time employees in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the team announced Friday, April 10. The Bucks Emergency Relief Fund, administered by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and with support of the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation, will also provide financial relief for part-time employees of Levy, Fiserv Forum’s food and beverage provider; ABM, the arena’s housekeeping employer; Reef Parking and SP+, the Deer District’s parking partners; and Menominee Nation […]

  • Absentee ballots

    USPS begins investigation, ‘made aware of potential issues with absentee ballots’

    MILWAUKEE — The United States Postal Service (USPS) released a statement on Friday, April 10 concerning potential issues with the delivery of Wisconsin absentee ballots. “We have been made aware of potential issues with absentee ballots in Wisconsin and are currently conducting an investigation into the claims. At this time we do not have additional information to provide on this issue. It is important to note that throughout every election cycle, the U.S.  Postal Service works with state and local […]

  • Over 215,000 Wisconsin households to receive additional FoodShare benefits in response to COVID-19 pandemic

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that more than 215,000 FoodShare households will be receiving additional benefits. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits will be available April 12 and April 26. “The effects of the pandemic have been hard on all Wisconsinites, but especially hard on the most vulnerable people in our state,” said Andrea Palm, Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services. “The ability for eligible […]

  • Wisconsin courts turn to livestreaming to keep courts open, accessible

    MADISON — An increasing number of Wisconsin courts are taking advantage of online videoconferencing and live streaming services to keep courts operating and accessible to litigants and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court system has issued Zoom online videoconferencing accounts to each of the state’s 249 circuit court branches and is encouraging judges to live stream their proceedings, according to Director of State Courts Randy R. Koschnick. Zoom allows parties, attorneys and others to make court appearances via […]

  • German Fest cancels 3-day event set for July 24-26 on Milwaukee’s lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — German Fest Milwaukee announced on Friday, April 10 that it is canceling its three-day event originally scheduled for July 24-26 at Maier Festival Park. Eric Radue, Festival President, issued the following statement in a news release: “This decision was not arrived at lightly. Our Board of Directors took many scenarios into consideration. After much consideration and deliberation, the only responsible option for our attendees and our many dedicated Volunteers was to cancel German Fest this year.” This is […]

  • City, faith leaders stress social distancing for holiday weekend: ‘Threatening our way of life’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Commissioner of Health Jeanette Kowalik and faith and community leaders reminded the public on Friday, April 10 of the importance of social distancing, particularly during the upcoming holiday weekend. “We know on a very personal level how important this is,” said Mayor Barrett, referring to the holiest week of the year for multiple faiths. The mayor broke down the word “hope” by its letters — to talk about this issue. He said the “H” […]

  • Head-on crash in Dodge County leaves 2 dead, 1 in serious condition

    Oak Grove, Wis. — A 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were killed Thursday night, April 9 when officials say the car they were in collided with a pickup truck on County Highway W near Hillcrest Road in the Town of Oak Grove in Dodge County. The driver of the pickup truck, a 21-year-old man, sustained serious injuries. An investigation into the crash shows that a Chevy Cobalt driven by the 22-year-old man from Juneau was traveling eastbound on County […]

  • The Toy Expert: Smart toys, games for the whole family

    MILWAUKEE — The Toy Expert Sherry Artemenko joins FOX6 Wake Up for the latest on how to keep your family busy with interactive toys this spring.

  • Transportation secretary announces $1B for Amtrak in response to COVID-19 pandemic

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced on Friday, April 10 that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making over $1 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to support the railroad’s activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and its impacts on operations and business. The funding is being provided under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

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