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now at 10-- if y fair-- don't pay it just yet! it's absurd. it's ridiculous. the city of milwaukee admits it made a big mistake. plus-- she's a spokeswoman for a police department. and now she's in custody. what this dispatcher is accused of doing. and-- it's been a month since a milwaukee mother was gunned down. tonight-- her family says they're one step closer to justice. that's our big story: an armed robbery turned homicide. tonight, four men are charged in
the victim's father is opening up about his daughter's death-- and the arrests made in her case. fox 6's ashley sears shares his message. 01:26 im pretty much still in shock. a victim's father-- struggles to find the words-- to express the pain felt over this last month. 00:23 its very very very hard. greg wood speaks to us by phone-- his 32-year-old daughter was killed july 13th. girl. investigators say rebecca wood was shot in her car near 28th and clarke. according to a criminal complaint, 21-year-old deanthony bradley and three others wanted to rob wood. authorities say bradley pointed a gun at her head with his finger on the trigger. bradley told police when the victim tried to drive away the gun went
started balling. wood learned the four men were arrested over the weekend. they face charges ranging from first degree reckless homicide to possession of a firearm by a felon. 02:18 i hope they get what...everyone one of them gets what they have coming to them. wood leaves behind two children-- and an entire family heartbroken over her loss. 02:47 she was my baby...that was it.... crying wood says he is incredibly grateful for the work of the milwaukee police department. he tells us his two grandchildren are taking this especially hard. we have information on how to help those two kids--on our website fox 6 now dot com. live in the newsroom, ashley sears fox 6 news. that is one of almost 80 homicides under investigation this year-- many of them the result of gun violence.
is in chicago today for a policing summit. officials from almost a dozen major cities took part. flynn says they all have something in common-- many feel like they're located in states that are "hostile" to their interests. "we're located in states that have never found a gun law they didn't like-- and seem to take pleasure in coming up with new and novel ways to put high capacity, high quality fire arms rapidly in the hands of our most dangerous criminals without a thought to the safety of those neighborhoods flynn says he's tried to take his concerns to madison-- but he says lawmakers' ideas about guns are ideological-- not practical. still developing tonight-- a cudahy police dispatcher is accused of misconduct in public office. "melissa mueller" was booked into the jail this week. we're told investigators started looking into the case late last month. and charges were referred to the milwaukee county district
mueller is on unpaid administrative leave -- while the investigation continues. it was a scary situation. but a sheboygan bartender managed to get an armed robber out of his tavern without anyone being hurt. but then the police arrived-- and he says what happened next has left him disabled. stephanie grady joins us in studio with new information. this all goes back to july 17th. a man tried to hold up the "union tap". 37-year-old kevin higgins was standing in a side door-- when they shot and killed him. but bartender kurt klessig got caught in the crossfire. he had to be flown to froedtert hospital-- where his medical bills started adding up. his right forearm was shattered by a bullet. sheboygan police referred him to the state's "victim assistance program." and while he doesn't blame the officers who fired at the suspect-- he would like more help from the city. they hit my buddy's car with a snowplow, last winter, and they recouped all of his losses to him. so, a human being, i get shot
even been contacted by 'em. fox6 asked the city what kind of compensation klessig might receive. we were referred to the same pamphlet he was given. if you want to help klessig-- we have a link to a go-fund me page on our website fox6 now dot com. get readyo the week! tomorrow is going to be sticky-- and there's even a chance for storms. weather expert tom wachs joins us from the deck tonight. mostly clear and muggy tonight with temperatures falling into the 70s. patchy fog is possible overnight. hot and humid on thursday with a chance for afternoon t-storms. highs around 90 with heat indices around 97. thunderstorm chances
thunderstorms on friday with a humid high in the middle 80s and heat indices in the mid-90s. dry, but humid on saturday with a heat index around 90. cooler and less humid sunday with a high around 80. tonight: mostly clear. patchy fog overnight. low: 72 dewpoint: 70 wind: se 5 mph thursday: heat index: 97. increasing clouds. ho higher chances at night. high: 90 dewpoint: 72 wind: se 5-10 mph friday: heat index: 94. breezy, hot and humid with a chance for t-storms. am low: 74 high: 86 dewpoint: 74 wind: wsw 10-20 mph check the radar anytime - right from your phone. download the fox 6 storm center app, it's available on android and apple. only on fox6 tonight-- switching the signs! dozens of drivers getting a surprise parking ticket after a night of fun at the state fair. tonight-- the city of milwaukee admits, those drivers did nothing wrong.
ticket. near the state fair- finding a place to park, can be a bit of a treasure hunt. you have ten days of crazy. and then its nice and quiet. thomas jacoy juh-0coy knows those who get a spot in front of his house have found gold.at 75th and main-- parking is free for a few hours. which is why jacoy says he didn't expect to see the city of milwaukee changing the rules on the fly. these were here on wednesday. and friday i'm not sure what time it was a guy from the city cama the west side of the street full of cars-- new tow-away restrictions suddenly appeared. jacoy was told it wouldn't take affect until saturday. i said ok, great done deal. everyone is good. sure enough--- that didn't happen. i don't know maybe an hour or so later, here comes the police, putting tickets on every side of the car on this side of the block. on every vehicle.
an employee in alderman michael murphy's office admits, it was a mistake. it was their office that asked the department of public works to put up the signs after a neighbor complained about traffic. they say there was miscommunication between d-p-w and the milwaukee police department about when the restriction should start. it's absurd. it's ridiculous. jacoy now worries hard earned money-- may be going down the drain. they saw a gold mine there. original 3 hour sign, and the no parking sign on top of it. if you did get a ticket here--- don't pay it. call the number on the back. explain what happened. we are told they should be voided. live near 75th and main, ben handelman, fox 6 news. should it cost money to park along milwaukee's lakefront? tonight -- residents get a chance to put in their two
the lake, to have a picnic. you don't want to drive down there to look at parking meters and worry all day whether your time is going to run out." a public input session was held for the upcoming milwaukee county budget. one of the bigger topics was the parking proposal. county executive chris abele says -- charging a dollar an hour would help raise about one-point-five million dollars for the county. if abele includes the fees in his budget - the board would vote on it near the end of the latest now on the fire at a franklin industrial park. firefighters from every department in milwaukee county were called out to help. a battery bank caught fire inside s- and-c electic company. all the employees were evacuated. you can see there was quite a bit of smoke. a spokesman for franklin fire department says that's because of the source of the fire. "it was difficult to fight the fire because it was lithium, we can't use water on lithium so therefor we had to call mutual aid from the
hurt. but he is expected to be alright. no word on exactly how much damage was done. and take a look at this milwaukee playground. police say a 13-year-old lit a piece of paper on fire-- and it spread to the wood chips and equipment. it happened yesterday at bryant elementary. firefighters say the flames caused about 50-thousand dollars worth of damage. when the latest marquette university law school poll was released. hillary clinton now leads donald trump by 15 points among likely voters. she was only ahead by 4 points a month ago. the poll's director, charles franklin, compared the numbers to president barack obama's victory here in 2008. but he cautioned -- this election is far from over. this does seem in line with the kind of margin that we saw here in 08. now its a wide-open question between now and november what happens to
the poll also shows governor scott walker's approval rating remained at 38 percent. he is now less popular in wisconsin than clinton, but still more popular than trump. in response to those polls numbers ... governor walker is defending his record. and he's not stepping back his support of donald trump ... fox six's jenna sachs spoke with him at the wisconsin state fair. at the governors blue ribbon livestock auction at the state fair ... direction. up ... and up ... until a champion steer ... sells for 52-thousand-500 dollars. but in the world of politics ... numbers fluxuate. i think it will be like a rollercoaster going up and down along the way. something governor walker is seeing... in the latest marquette law school poll ... where hillary clinton has expanded her lead over donald trump to 15 percent. the key for donald trump is he has to get back to talking about why hes gonna make
state and across the country. if he talks about anything else it takes away from his message. walker is talking about trumps latest controversy .... ignited by his remarks about the right to bear arms ... that some interpreted as a threat of violence against clinton. walker considers the comments ... a distraction from the bigger story. shes unfit to be president, people understand that donald trump just has to make the case that hes better and stop talking about other things. as for the governors own numbers ... they arent going up job performance. walker says ... hes been through this before. my approval ratings were so low time magazine called me dead man walker in 2011 i came back and won by a bigger margin in 2012 than i did in the first election. walker says if he choses to run again ... he feels his record will help him. as for donald trump ... walker says he needs to stay on message ... and stop talking about other things. reporting live at state fair
time to start thinking about back to school shopping! most kids come home with a list. but coming up in tonight's contact 6 report-- we go beyond the list with amazon. the unexpected items that will set your kid up for success! and he made tv-6 a success. long-time witi general manager andy potus died overnight. what he meant to this town...and me..in
back to school shopping lists are quickly being fulfilled.... inside the amazon fulfillment center in kenosha. "back to school is always chaotic." but - the rest of year doesn't have to be. amazon spokesperson - stephany rochon - says there are items that can help make the year a little easier...specifically meal time. music? forget the big packs of ice inside the lunch bag...this resuable one's got 'em built in! "it's really convenient. pop it in the freezer, put your lunch it and you're good to go for the day." with plastic sandwich bags either. ". you can reuse it over and over.." both these reusable items are under 20 bucks. if you're little one is not so little anymore and heading off to college - you should still think small! "what can they use in multiple ways that doesn't take up a lot of space and is still budget conscious. " amazon recommends... the magic bullet for everything from smoothie to salsa. "it's really small. it takes up really minimal counter space" the george foreman grill. "the cleaning is so easy. you just wipe it down. it's perfect
perfect for a kids with a busy schedule especially around finals week." and the end of the day....or year....it's all about making the school year as stress free as possible. "of course, amazon is hoping one of their boxes will be headed to your house and the convenience will be great for your family. i'm katrina cravy in kenosha, contact 6." heaven got a little louder today-- and somewhere up there--the new guy is work outdoor voice and shooing someone off the most comfortable cloud. at least that's the image i want to have of the next stage for andy potos--the long-time general manager of tv 6 who died overnight at the age of 89. although he retired 20 years ago, so much of andy's influence remains in these walls and on our air--and in our attitude. andy was home grown--a teacher turned sales guy--turned general manager who knew a station was only as good as the people who worked
managers hired good ones. --he was bold and brash--very loud but even more loyal. was he nurturing? sure, in the same way a great white shark nurtures a tuna. i was in his office when he was mad at me--i never again failed to keep a change of clothes here. but i was also in his office once when the head of a local civil rights organization objected to tough questions i asked at a news conference--that man, a frieno racism. andy defended me as if i were his son--no one left that room until we hashed it out. he called me "guy"--a thought it was a sign i was his favorite until i realized he called everyone "guy"--man, woman, child it didn't matter. and generous? that cloud he cleared in heaven wasn't for him--but a new soul who really needed it. "here, guy"...i can almost hear him say, "sit here" hey big guy, pull up a cloud for
mostly clear and muggy tonight with temperatures falling into the 70s. patchy fog is possible overnight. hot and humid on thursday with a chance for afternoon t-storms. highs around 90 with heat indices around 97. thunderstorm chances increase thursday night. thunderstorms on friday with a humid high in the middle 80s and heat indices in the mid-90s. dry, but humid on saturday with a heat index around 90. cooler and less humid sunday with a high around 80. tonight: mostly clear. patchy
wind: se 5 mph thursday: heat index: 97. increasing clouds. hot and humid with a chance for afternoon t-storms. higher chances at night. high: 90 dewpoint: 72 wind: se 5-10 mph friday: heat index: 94. breezy, hot and humid with a chance for t-storms. am low: 74 10-20 mph saturday: heat index: 90. partly sunny, still warm and humid. am low: 70 high: 85 dewpoint: 70 wind: nw 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny, cooler and less humid. am low: 65 high: 80
aaron rodgers ran the scout team at practice today. that could be a sign that he won't play in friday night's exhibition opener against the browns at lambeau. receiver ty montgomery's ecstatic to be off that physically unable to perform list-and back "on" the practice field! "i was happy. i felt like i was waiting on christmas, waitin on santa claus, you know the guy
being able to return back to practice." lambeau field's the sight of the badgers season opener against 6th ranked lsu. practice is ramping up for the badgers..and that includes the fellas catching the ball from either bart houston or alex horny brook one thing the brewers don't want to do is suffer a 4 game sweep at the hands of the lowly braves at miller park. that team came to town with a major league hi first 2 games! after ryan braun ripped a run scoring single, chris carter put that easy swing on a pitch and clobbered one off the scoreboard!! unlike 2 nights ago, the ballpark couldn't hold it. his 26th homer--19 of 'em have come at home. 4-1 hosts. how about two off the scoreboard....freddie freeman gives a chase anderson offering a ride...it's 4-2. freeman hit a second solo shot to cut the braves deficit to 4-3 in
earns the save..with help from rookie orlando are'-cia. that young man's a magician with the glove! 4-3 brewers; they go for a series split tomorrow afternoon. by the way, stunning news out of houston where the astros have designated former brewer carlos gomez for assnment! from stunning to just plain sad in in the case of prince fielder. today the rangers made it official; after a second neck surgery, doctors will not medically clear the ex prolific brewers slugger. it's just too dan or loved the game-and his teammates more. "you know im reall going to miss, going to miss being around those guys cuz i you know theyre a lot of fun. ive just been in a big league clubhouse since i was their age so its a you know to not be able to play
on...unless you're nfl superstar jj watt. the former badger personifies tough. but jj "really" experienced "tough" when he and his father john visited the fire station in his hometown of pewaukee. dad was a fire fighter in waukesha for close to 3 decades. jj pulled water hoses, climbed flights of stairs and put out fires in 86 degree weather...with an ensemble weighing 50 to 75 pounds! i work my ass off in my job everyday because i love it but at the end of the day if i screw up, i have a bad play. theirs is life or death; to me there's no comparison. we get headlines you know and we're playing a game. these guys don't get the headlines but they're the ones that save lives, between them the police those are people that are doing stuff that matters cuz they are true heroes, i'm just a guy that chases a ball around, that's all." well said jj. true heroes indeed. ted and mary have more news after this