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ashley sears has reaction from the school sisters of st. francis. she's in the newsroom. sister margaret held had been a member of that community for 49 years. it's based on milwaukee's south side. tonight-- those who knew her are heartbroken by her death. 09:35 this is one of the poorest counties in all of mississippi. for the past four decades...sister margaret held has dedicated to her life to helping thp mississippi. the nun worked as a nurse practitioner caring for patients as part of her ministry. her work was documented in an online video. 12:20 they know when you are genuine. i know when i've connected with them. but thursday--when held and sister paula merrill didn't show up to a clinic where they worked-- people worried. they were discovered stabbed to death inside their mississippi home.
sisters of st. francis--based on milwaukee's south side. the community is remembering her for her concern and charity. 34:52 just a gentle, kind soul, a very warm smile...a very loving person. early reports indicate held and merrill may have been robbed--but the investigation is on-going. 35:17 the community will pull together, pray together, remember her life and ministry and all the many thousands of lives that shes touched through her will be lasting-- two women remembered for how they lived their lives--instead of their tragic end. 12:27 i have been so edified by the faith of the people that i care for. they challenge and inspire me. milwaukee archbishop jerome listecki released a statement tonight
only the school sisters of st. francis, but also the entire church of a woman whose life was spent in service." the school sisters community is in the process of planning funeral arrangements and masses. live in the newsroom, ashley sears fox 6 news. and for the latest developments in the homicide investigation of the two sisters -- tune into fox6 wakeup - we're on from 4:30 to 9am. breaking news out o of a house explosion in fitchburg. it happened just before seven tonight. fire officials say one person was hurt. you can see -- the debris from the house is spread all around the block. it is a total loss. several other homes in the area are believed to be damaged to some extent. for one woman, any package received from her ex-boyfriend would have been unwanted. but in this criminal stalking case, it's what was inside the box that makes it a first...for investigators. a.j. bayatpour is back from sheboygan
prosecutors say the alleged stalker not only harassed his ex-girlfriend, he also bothered the woman's ex-husband. what began with threatening letters and phone calls...took a really strange turn last week. unfortunately, those in the sheboygan county d-a's office say stalking cases are nothing new. theres a lot of emotion, theres a lot of feelings brought up, it gets very personal and those, we always worry. in t burrows, the alleged stalking begins early this month with a letter sent to the car dealership where his ex-girlfriend works. it threatens to "take care of her myself...in front of your employees and customers." there were also two threatening voicemails with a woman's voice. detectives say it sounds like she's reading a script because she "appears to stumble over her words...and then restates it." then last week, police found out about a suspicious package that was sent to the victim. the secretary told the officer she got two calls about that package within an hour; the first from a familiar male voice making sure the victim got the package, the second from a female voice
there was cheese and sausage inside the box but officers noticed there was something moving inside... so they took it to the hospital, got it x-rayed. thats when they found out there was a live ball python inside along with a nasty note. its a little upsetting just to know that people treat reptiles like disposable animals. heather pekrul-gulig runs a reptile sanctuary. relatively harmless. they actually will curl up into a ball instead of striking at someone so theyre really very, very docile which makes them popular in the pet trade. prosecutors say when they found burrows' phone, his search history included "what is stalking a person" but it's what's in the box that makes this case one of a kind. its definitely the first time i can remember a snake being involved in a criminal case, thats for sure.
from the voicemails and whether she did this willingly or was forced to do so. police tell me the snake is now at the sheboygan county humane society. a disturbing story from racine. 29-year-old michael martinez is accused of sexually assaulting - and waterboarding - a woman. a criminal complaint says he forcibly put a towel over the woman's face and then poured water on it to try to get information out of her. she says she felt lke drowning. and it went on for quite some time. if convicted -- martinez could spend up to 40 years in prison. a waiting game in manitowoc county. we are waiting for new motions to be filed by the attorney for steven avery. kathleen zellner says the motion would retest d-n-a evidence in the avery case and possibly present an alternate theory on who killed theresa halbach in 2005. earlier this month averys nephew brendan dasseys case was overturned after a judge determined the then 16 year olds confession should not stand. avery
about this one... lisa says: "i think she's going to definitely get steven out. i've been following her. zellner has until monday to file the motion. fox6 news tracked the avery case from the beginning. we invite you to check out our collection of avery stories going back as far as 2003. search "avery archive" on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. steph four armed robberies in 3 hours. it all started early this morning -- with 3 young women... getting a gun pulled kacner tells you what happened next. so weve been here 70 years70 years of living and working in this neighborhood near humboldt and pleasant for eddie glorioso... and while he's seen a lot in that time... im here to watch myself, my family, and my neighbors, it's rare he hears of something like what police say happened in the early hours of
. it does surprise me especially on this block because the people here are so close. theres some people here ive known for maybe 30 40 yearspolice say just before 2:30 a-m... a 26 year old man and 20 year old woman were threatened by a man with a knife... and robbed. i think whats happening here must come from someone who thinks the neighborhood is very prosperous,but police say that wasn't the first robbery of the night.. nor the last.. an hour before tha say 3 women in their early twenties had their purses stolen at gun point. then at 2:30.. on water street.. near brady... a 22 year old man and woman were robbed ... police say the suspect reached into his front sweatshirt pocket as a threat before stealing the man's wallet. and then just before 4 a.m... not far from there... on cass street near lyon... police say a 23 year old man was approached at gun point... by a man getting out of a vehicle... the suspect took the
vehicle. the neighbors living where that last robbery took place didn't want to talk on camera but say they are talking amongst themselves about this.. making sure everyone is aware and alert. police say they are still searching for a suspect or suspects. in milwaukee kk fox 6 news we've had a mostly sunny afternoon, but cloud cover will build through this in the mid 60s. the cool and dry air won't last long. our next round of rain and storm chances arrives early saturday morning and continues through the first half of the weekend. tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. low: 64 dewpoint: 59 wind: wnw 3-7 mph friday: mostly sunny and cooler. high: 79 dewpoint: 57 wind:
a green beret from wisconsin the special moment tonight at his old high school. and why those closest to him say he could never be replaced. also, busted. several men accused of burglarizing a business during the sherman park unrest have their day in court. plus, the man shot by police which sparked the violent protests is set to be laid to rest. the plans for tomorrow.
our country. a special forces soldier from wisconsin dies in afghanistan. u-s army staff sgt. matthew thompson was killed in action on tuesday. " :03 tonight - a moment of silence. before the football game at brookfield central - thompson's high school alma mater. he graduated in 2006. he was captain of the football team
from those who knew him.. before u-s army staff sgt. matthew thompson was a bronze star medal winner, before he was a special forces medical sergeant, and before he even enlisted in the u-s army, he was a much-loved r-a and student at marquette university. 'there was something very pure and authentic about him that people just wanted to be around him and they wanted have whatever it is that he had that sort of radiated from inside out.' with thompson while both were working in odonnell hall on campus. the university tells us thompson attended the school from the fall of 2006 until the spring of 2008. manning says thompson then transferred to concordia university in california. he graduated in 2010 and joined the army in march 2011. 'he wanted to push himself as much as he could and in order to live according to the values that he had and his vision for the world.'
improvised explosive device while on patrol in afghanistan. in a statement, the commander of special operations task force-afghanistan said thompson was ' an exceptional green beret, a cherished teammate and devoted husband. his service in afghanistan and iraq speak to his level of dedication, courage and commitment to something greater than himself'. lt. col. kevin m. trujillo, commander of special operations task force-afghanistan those who knew him well, say thompson was one of a kind. 'i cant think of anyone that was as committed to living the best version of their life possible, every day. and he will never be replaced.' rachelle baillon fox 6 news. we posted statements on thompson from marquette
on fox6 now dot com and the fox6 news app. just search "green beret." tonight - a family prepares to bury their loved one in the midst of a national spotlight. the funeral for sylville smith -- the man fatally shot by an officer during a chase -- will be held tomorrow. fox 6's beverly taylor has the details. there are still a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to the shooting of syville smith by a milwaukee police what the body camera-- once released-- will reveal. "it's easy to sit home and complain about what should and shouldn't have happened and try to play lawyer or play investigator and figure this one out. but right now the family needs support/ "53keith bailey with milwaukee matters says friday the focus will be on the family as they say good-bye to their loved one. reverend jesse jackson will be officiating the funeral. bailey says representatives from many faiths will also be involved. milwaukee matters stepped in to
the shooting-- and the unrest in the sherman park neighborhood, that followed. "i have volunteers that come in, you know, a psychologist came in and spoke with the family and i came in to speak with the family to prepare them as a bridge between the violence and knowing that there are going to be next steps that are going to take time, they're going to have to be patient, but we can work through this." :35bailey says now his group is taking a step back as the family's legal steps in. "we're going to cover the family with love and let them know that you're family member died and we're standing in the gap with you. :49 bailey says instead of a repass or reception after the funeral the family has opted for a peace in the park event, saturday from 10am- 10 pm. on auer between 42nd and 43rd.. there will be music, food and fellowship to celebrate sylville's life and take back the park. beverly taylor fox 6 news meantime - a man accused of breaking into a liquor store
pleads not guilty... 45-year-old durrell jones is facing a burglary charge after a break-in at clark's beer and liquor. he was bound over for trial today. two other men charged in connection with the same case also appeared in court today. joseph lindsey and devon love are charged with entering a locked building. in light of the recent events that took place in the sherman park community...sojouner family peace center held a peace summit today. and as julie collins shows you this summit crossed racial lines and age gaps. years from now?' motivation - that is todays lesson...at the 'together we can do moore' peace summit. 'thats just the way it is...' through music doctor eddie moore jr. challenged the audience to take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression. ' when we seek answers love must be a part of that solution and thats really, i think an important piece that im hoping weve been able to communicate.' with sojourner family peace center the peace summit highlighted
pointing out the negative impacts that can have on the future. 'because if the city continues to live in these patterns i do think we have to think about the ripple the reminisce of those patterns of behavior.' but he says milwaukee has a chance to change. 'theres some work to do but im really feeling positive, first hand, because ive been able to experience right here in this city some phenomenal young people who are going to be really committed and determined to make things better than what theyre seeing right now.' elishah fields is thankful for the opportunity to rise above the violence his community has seen in rec weeks. 'we dont want violence to come about. we want peace, we want awareness, we want equality and the community to just come together as a whole.' each student was challenged by doctor moore to examine their own biases, behaviors and beliefs... 'i think 1 person can change the world, i like to be one of those people myself.'
family peace center. if you'd like to pitch in, click the "links" section on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. american swimmer... ryan lochte -- facing new charges in brazil. he's knee deep in trouble... his four sponsors have bailed on him -- but now... another company... wants to hop in. the product he'll be pitching. and later -- mystery in manitowoc -- a driver -- dies in a race last night. but was it the crash that killed
9. we've had a mostly sunny afternoon, but cloud cover will build through this evening and overnight, with lows in the mid 60s. the cool and dry air won't last long. our next round of rain and storm chances arrives early saturday morning and continues through the first half of the weekend. tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. low: 64 dewpoint: 59 wi friday: mostly sunny and cooler. high: 79 dewpoint: 57 wind: ese 5-10
she calls it fast and furious.. a milwaukee neighborhood under siege from drag racers - and now one alderwoman wants it to stop.. how you can help put the brakes on these law-breakers. and after being recognized for their poor behavior things have changed. coming up brandon cruz goes beyond the game with a boot camp that has changed the culture at a local high school.
- street racing on milwaukee's northwest side.. and now one alderwoman is stepping in to get the cops to put on the brakes. justin williams has more details. it's, truly, 'fast and furious,' right now. i feel like we are shooting part of the movie. and, when the street racing rolls off the movie sets, and onto the city streets ... they'll line up the cars, and, basically, they'll race 'em. of mill road, and i can hear them--on calumet. so, i not only get it, from the constituents -- i live through it. and, of course, a crackdown. the citizens, you know, they deserve a break. thursday, milwaukee police captain andra williams and 9th district alderwoman chantia lewis announce an effort to stop street racing, particularly, in areas of the northwest side. we need to find those pockets where they feel lilke they have a good stretch of land, and so we need residents to work with us to be
one week, the effort has already led to three citations being issued, and the captain explains, while more serious crimes continue to take priority, there is a response strategy, specifically, for street racing. the part is, for us, is getting information on the cars, getting license plates, and things, like that, so, then we can address those people, at home. milwaukee police say the people involved with drag racing can, actually, relocate, from a specific spot--very quickly, so, as soon as you spot any drag racing activity, you're encouraged to contact at the non- emergency number, 414-933-4444. in milwaukee, i'm justin williams, fox 6 news. if you witness drag racing in the city, you're urged to call the milwaukee police racing can, actually, relocate, from a specific spot--very quickly, so, as soon as you spot any drag racing activity, you're encouraged to contact the milwaukee police department, at the non- emergency number, 414-933-4444. in milwaukee, i'm
case, it was a fan base mired in losing. but things have changed at menomonee falls high school. brandon cruz goes beyond the game with how they've reached the top of their game. controlled chaos. before classes even started, that's the atmosphere at menomonee falls high school. with it, comes food.. "grab a slice." camaraderie... "go get your shirt." and an impending excitement. "let's get this party started, welcome to fan boot camp 2016." this is what falls athletic director ryan anderson wants out of his events throughout the school year. "let's do it, this is your night to get everybody involved." and so begins the 4th year of fan boot camp. while it's a fun way for student's to kick-off the beginning of school, it was created out of necessity. "we started as the worst student section in the state according to wiaa at state volleyball." that served as a wake up call to educate the fan base. what is obvious to some, isn't always realized by the entire student
the camp to clear up any confusion. "we don't go after individuals by number or hair color or body characteristics, we don't want to do that we don't want to isolate one player." while the goal is to become positive fans cheering on their team, the process has also become fun.. "we've won 3 consecutive state titles in sportsmanship give yourself a round of applause cheers .the responsibility as he gets plenty of help from the school's coaches. in the end, it's the students who take the ownership of sportsmanship. "we need to decide who are leaders." cheer section leaders are nominated by their peers. "more nominations, david koier, david koier come on down." then it's their turn to step up and get the crowd going in a positive way. after a quick vote by coaches, 4 students are given the title of student
your captains. cheering "who will meet with the athletic director before games. it's something senior mike marron is excited to take on. "i play football so i know i'm going to need to be there for basketball season and be loud last year in our student section, we were loud but we could have been louder in games our players feed off the energy." for david koier, another senior, it's about taking on a helping role. "i want to get that student section behind those teams and just kind and it's the emotion of the moment that fires up senior jake sutherland, "i like to get the team riled up our falls team whatever they're playing." brandon cruz fox 6 sports student cheer section leaders get a perk with the job, they get a pass that allows them to go to every game for every sport, home or away, for free. new at 9:00 - rio de jarnerio police have charged
making f brazilian officials say he lied about an alleged gas station robbery . so far, lochte's attorney says he has not heard from officials in rio. meantime - lochte's endorsement comeback is underway. he just signed a deal with a throat drop company. according to tmz - the olympic swimmer will team up with the "pine brothers throat lozenge company." the company's logo - "forgiving on your throat." lochte lost all of his major sponsors after the gas station new tonight mystery at the manitowoc speedway. a driver is killed last night - but was he already dead before impact? the investigation so far.. and it's getting even uglier. comedian leslie jones attacked online again the latest incident that now has homeland security involved. a beautiful wrap to our thursday, and tomorrow is
according to "forbes" he's pulling in 64-point-5 million this year. the former wrestler raked in that money for his roles in "central intelligence" and "fast 8" second on the list was jackie chan...bringing in 61-million dollars. leslie jones... attacked by hackers once again. the actress' website just leslie dot com shut down yesterday... after hackers apparently posted personal pictures, sensitive information and racially-charged comments against jones. this comes about a month was hit with numerous hate comments on twitter. according to t-m-z, the case has now been handed over to the u-s department of homeland security. "lifetime" announcing they will be making a bio-pic about britney spears. the network said it has green lighted a two-hour movie about the pop star. the tv-movie-- titled "britney"-- will focus on spears' rise to fame... her past troubles including her marriage to dancer kevin federline... and her current success. "britney" is expected to premiere on lifetime in 2017. and that's
already begun, and college football season is just two weeks away. friends or family who are dish subscribers - tell them- they may not be able to watch their favorite teams, at least not at home. that could make it tough watching packers games. fox 6s brian kramp explains why. pkg- dish and tribune broadcasting, our parent company, have been in a contract battle since june 12th leaving dish subscribers without fox 6 here in milwaukee. dozens of other tribune stations across the country have also been taken off dish. just last week - dish
and nfl red zone after those two cable channels were removed from the dish line up on june 16th. gary weitman with tribune corporate relations says he's not optimistic the terms will be agreed to with dish before the kick off of college football and nfl season. -sot gary weitman- this is a negotiating tactic for dish, they do this all the time. in the last three years theyve done it 18-20 times with different cable networks, with different program providers with different station groups. theyve taken station groups dark, while they negotiate. it means dish subscribers here in our area will miss nfl games broadcast on fox 6. we spoke with dish installers who say negotiations are ongoing and that the station is a priority -- but there's no date set for when fox 6 will return to dish. -sot gary weitman- 'its particularly important for nfl fans and packers fans, because as you know witi carries a lot of the packers game, 9 of them, 9 of the regular season games upcoming
games.' tribune says dish has turned down multiple offers to extend the current agreement while negotiations were underway, keeping fox 6 available to dish subscribers during the negotiations. so - what are your options? college football and the nfl can be seen in some sports bars and if all else fails - you may need to invite those friends and family who are dish subscribers over to your house for the game. brian kramp fox 6 news couple of other options. they can install an antenna or they can switch to cable or directv. right now directv is offering dish subscribers who are eligible, a deal for making the switch. for some, that deal may include the nfl sunday ticket free for the 2016 season. you can get more information by going to our web site, fox6now.com and clicking on the green banner at the top of the page.
weather we've had a mostly sunny afternoon, but cloud cover will build through this evening and overnight, with lows in the mid 60s. we're looking dry through tomorrow. friday will be mostly sunny and cooler, with highs in the mid to upper 70s and dewpoints in the 50s. the cool and dry air won't last lo and storm chances arrives early saturday morning and continues through the first half of the weekend. we are looking dry and warmer for sunday and the beginning of next week. tonight: partly to mostly
friday: mostly sunny and cooler. high: 79 dewpoint: 57 wind: ese 5-10 mph saturday: scattered rain and storms likely through the day, beginning before sunrise. am low: 63 high: 79 dewpoint: 65 wind: sw 5-10 mph sunday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high: 84 monday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high: 83 dewpoint: 68 wind: e 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny. am low: 67 high: 84 dewpoint: 66 wind: se 5-10 mph wednesday: partly sunny. am low: 67 high: 83
aftershocks are adding to the anxiety and despair in central italy. an earthquake killed 250 people and leveled three small towns on tuesday. one aftershock today crumbled some buildings that had already been cracked - prompting authorities to close roads. dogs in the areas that were hardest hit. firefighters are escorting earthquake survivors back to their homes - temporarily - to get some belongings, today, indiana is cleaning up after several tornadoes hit the state. one of the hardest hit areas is kokomo, where a twister hit the town with winds of more than 135 miles per hour. alexis mcadams shows you the damage.
how they survived the big storm... mary smith kokomo resident clip# 6552 57:38 we got back in this corner and did not have time to get to the basement 57:42 57:51 when we come out of this corner...all i did was cry. 57:58 did not know what else to do. 58:03 by some miracle...this small corner inside this home...is where one woman hid from the tornado. vicky tolley kokomo resident clip# 6499 48:42 they watched the tornado come in and she pushed her to the dining room and she kept h be okay grandma. 48:53 but she did not have time to think about anything and they did what they could do. 49:00 they were crouched down in the corner and had no time to get to the bathroom. there is glass everywhere. there is water still leaking 49:13 when 78 year old mary smith came out of that corner. her home was crushed...losing everything she has worked for...in
:55 i looked out my window and i said oh my god...my big window is gone. 58:52 that blown out window gives mary a clear view of the destruction in her neighborhood. nats family is what mary is hanging on to now...embracing all of the support others, including her community, can give her. vicky tolley kokomo resident 50:00 kokomo strong...kokomo strong is all i can say about it. 50:04 tag: there are now 5 confirmed tornados in central indiana..inclyding the ef3 in howard county. reproting in kokomo - alexis mcadams...back to you... milwaukee's east side. there was a fire at whole foods. we're told a car in the underground parking garage caught fire .. there were no reports on any injuries. halloween is more than 2 months away, but this is prime time for some pumpkin growers. glen and margaret martin are creating giant pumpkins, in their backyard garden near appleton. they've actually been growing pumpkins competitively for 8 years. the
water each day. during the summer... they are covered with white sheets to protect their skins as they grow 50 to 60 pounds each day! the end result - four pumpkins that will end up weighing around 2 thousand pounds! margaret martin we have a lot of fun with it. it's a lot of work too. if you work your way through that, then you can have some really astonishing results in the end. the giants will be harvested in about another month, before heading off to pumpkin-weighing contests. supplies and runs senior living facilities will receive more than 22 million dollars in state economic development tax credits... "direct supply" is expanding its campus on milwaukee's northwest side -- including a five-story office building. the company plans to add 800 jobs over the next seven years. the drug-maker behind a life-saving allergy shot says it will make the drug more affordable. epi-pens quickly treat severe allergic reactions... the company that makes them
raising prices from 100 dollars for two pens in 2009 -- up to about 600 dollars now. mylan now says it will provide instant saving cards worth 300-dollars to patients who face high out of pocket costs -- it will also expand the number of patients eligible for financial assistance. good news for survivors of the orlando nightclub shooting. the two hospitals that treated dozens of them - will not bill for out-of- pocket medical expenses. instead they'll eek payment from fund established by city officials. in all they'll write off more than 5 million dollars in care,. 49 people were killed - more than 50 others were injured in the massacre. new information on the two new london police officers involved in the fatal shooting of man last week. we're told ryan denu and brody erickson are on administrative leave after shooting 31-year-old kole knight. knight was shot after pointing what was later discovered to be a toy gun at the officers. his finacee says he was
now completed the investigation. a 28-year-old man was killed at the races at manitowoc speedway last night. but was he already dead before he hit the guardrail? fox's john doran goes in search of answers. reporter what started as a normal race at the manitowoc speedway took a tragic turn. ann ewen-manitowoc "watch that car, he's going to crash!"ann ewen from manitowoc was at wednesday's night race... she watched as car number 1, crashed ewen-manitowoc "there was no stopping or swerving or hesitation. he just drove right into it." reporter the driver, 27-year old matthew schuh, was pronounced dead at the hospital. cpt. larry zimney-manitowoc police "he hit the infield guardrail. his car went up and over that guardrail and got stuck on a concrete barrier." reporter police say there were eight stock cars on the track at the time of the crash. no one else was injured.according to preliminary information, the manitowoc
before the crash...possibly suffering a medical condition. ann ewen-manitowoc "people in the back said they saw him slump over as he came around that corner like he was hung over the steering wheel." reporter not knowing the outcome, those in the grandstand, hoped for the best. ann ewen-manitowoc "quiet, silence. total silence. they never said he was okay or anything. they just cleaned it up and got the car out of there." reporter ann ewen says her son used to race stock cars, and she remembers running into schuh. ann ew gentleman, very nice father figure for his child, very nice guy." reporter this crash comes on the second to last race the speedway will host, before it is taken down and turned into a department store. cpt. larry zimney-manitowoc police "it's unfortunate that it had to happen basically in the last season of the track." reporter the final day of racing will be a week from saturday.in manitowoc, john doran, fox news. the coroner says not to expect a specific cause of death until toxicology test results are
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