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legend. a look back at gene wilder's ties to milwaukee. plus-- he was a good neighbor. and a good deed might have gotten him killed. disturbing new information about a homicide in kenosha. and-- a terrible tragedy. a toddler is found dead in a menomonee falls pool. we begin tonight with that heartbreaking story. an unresponsive two-year-old is
fox six's jenna sachs is live from the menomonee falls police department with more. police say emergency lifesaving efforts were attempted ... but it was not enough. it appears the little boy's death ... was accidental. a terrible scene ... in the backyard of a home in menomonee falls. 2-45 monday afternoon ... police and fire respond to c near fond du lac and main. there ... they find a man trying to resuscitate his two-year-old son. first responders take over emergency life-saving efforts ... and an ambulance rushes the boy to community memorial hospital. their efforts ... are not enough, the little boy is pronounced dead less than two hours after the police call. a tragic ending ... and one family's heartbreak. and the family of the toddler is asking for privacy tonight.
falls. jenna sachs. fox 6 news. now to our big story: a kenosha man makes a simple gesture-- lending a vacuum to an upstairs neighbor. that good deed-- ended in his death. police in kenosha say he was shot-- possibly after walking in on a robbery in progress. fox 6's a-j bayatpour explains how they hope a photo could help solve this case. he was a good neighbor. good neighbor, good dad. that's how teresa rademacher door neighbor, 39- year-old bernard reavers. id always see him outside with his daughters, with the kids. kenosha police, who are still posted outside the house, say reavers was being a good neighbor the morning of august 21st. he went to lend a vacuum cleaner to the woman living upstairs. police say he might've walked into an armed robbery in progress...adding they've gotten information that neighbor was involved in drug activity. whatever was happening around 8:30 that morning ended with reavers
like why did it have to happen to him? i mean, he never did anything to anybody and from what i heard, he was trying to help out somebody else. after being in the hospital for six days, reavers died on saturday. he leaves behind three young children. they dont have a dad to look up to, to teach them what a man should teach their daughters - who to look for in a guy. poic - they say it's a "vehicle of interest" and are asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to call them. rademacher says it's the shooter, himself, who needs to come forward. best thing for them to do is turn themselves in and knowing they took away a good man out of this community and out of this life but are they going to? i dont know. other neighbors who didn't want to be interviewed say reavers was often outside grilling in the backyard
cook him something. police did not provide a make or model for that vehicle of interest. if you can help-- call kenosha police. in the newsroom, a.j. bayatpour, fox 6 news. in milwaukee-- a 23-year-old man is killed on his way to a funeral. it happened around 12:30 near 22nd and keefe. family members tell us they were on their way to bury their grandfather-- when the shots were fired. lamar ragland died on the scene. his gold car was immediately behind the hearse. his cousin thinks that's why he was targeted-- but milwaukee polie people were also shot we just want all of this senseless killing to stop. he came down here to bury his grandpa. so how ruthless, and where is your conscience? the two other victims were 22 and 24 years old. they are expected to survive. police are still looking for for the people responsible. a chef at a well-known milwaukee hotel and restaurant ...
it happened early this morning near pulaski and arlington. police say they think the 32-year-old victim got into an argument-- and that he knew his attacker. two men have been arrested in connection with his death. we are not releasing the man's name until his family has been notified. an emotional mass in mississippi this morning to remember two slain sister margaret held were stabbed to death in their home. held grew up in slinger and worked with the school sisters of saint francis in milwaukee. she was working as a nurse practitioner in mississippi in one of the poorest counties in the state. officials in sauk county, wisconsin are downgrading the most serious charge against zachary hays. he's the man accused of killing an illinois woman in a drive by shooting back in
charge of first-degree intentional homicide -- to first-degree reckless homicide. hayes also faces charges in milwaukee county. he's accused of killing his neighbor in west allis on that same day. no charges will be filed against the man who hit and killed a west bend teenager back in february. 18-year-old ryan yauck had parked his car along the side of highway 45 near chestnut. another driver accidentally crossed the fog line and struck him. the washington county sheriff's offi toxicology reports back and have determined the driver was not impaired-- speeding-- or distracted. and while he won't be charged-- he will be cited for unsafe lane deviation. in new berlin-- 7 teenagers are cited for trespassing in a vacant school overnight. it happened at the former prospect hill school. it's been closed for several years-- but a neighbor spotted the teenagers running inside. the kids range in age from 15 to 17. they were cited for trespassing, and violating curfew. one was even
from your phone. just download the fox 6 storm center app, it's available on android and apple. we learned today that gene wilder died late last night--the milwaukee native had alzheimers--but he's being remembered for roles that made us smile--and laugh. tonight, we've a special look at how he's being remembered here in wisconsin. but first-- let's take a lo decades long career filled with both tears and laughter. gene wilder got his big break in 1968-- appearing in mel brooks' hit "the producers" . "under the right circumstances a producer can make more money with a flop than he could with a hit!" but there were bigger roles to come. in 1971, he captivated in 'willy wonka and the chocolate factory'
characters of the 20th century. "we'll begin with a spin, traveling in a world of my creation..." in the 70s, the wilder-brooks collaborations continued with 'blazing saddles'.... "i used to be called the waco kid." and 'young frankenstein,' which he co-wrote. "if you're blue and you don't know where to go to why don't you go to where fashion sits -- putting on the ritz!!" another collaboration came in in silver streak, wilder teamed up with richard pryor for the first of 4 films. but there was one buddy comedy pryor wasn't available for. in 1982, wilder starred opposite saturday night live alum gilda radner in 'hanky panky.' they fell in love, married 2 years later and starred in 2 more movies. after her death in 1989-- he acted little in his later years, staying away from
his family says he died yesterday in his connecticut home from complications from alzheimer's. wilder was born in milwaukee... and graduated from washington high school. fox6s bret lemoine is live in the newsroom with more on wilders wisconsin roots. bret? wilder is being remembered tonight for not only bringing laughter into our lives... but also for the work that he did trying to improve the lives of tr 'with my students, i take them through our wall of fame...' perhaps the most famous face on washington high schools wall of fame... actor gene wilder. tr 'born and raised in milwaukee, wisconsin and went to washington high school.' in his high school years... friends would know him as 'jerome silberman,' star of countless 'washington players' productions. ld 'he received a drama award for that.' alumni historian linda durrenberg says wilder was inducted into the schools 'hall
ceremony... but couldnt make it. ld 'we had some others years before him that made it in radio - but hes the one that made it into movies.' durrenberg says wilder spent his free time involved in the schools theater group... juggling his extracurricular activities with this academics. ld 'he still made the honor roll!' but its the love wilder had for his third wife, actress gilda radner... hl 'when she was diagnosed with her cancer, he was very supportive of her.' lambron to tears. shes a cancer survivor... and ambassador for 'gildas club,' a national organization co-founded by wilder after radners death in 19-89. theres still an active chapter in madison, where lambron says people of all ages and backgrounds go for support... and solidarity. hl 'its a bittersweet thing because something good has come of their lives and of their passing.'
wilder was a 'living legend' and a product of the school. now, she says its a legacy we can all hold in our hearts. reporting live in the newsroom, bl, fox6 news. you can read more about gene wilder's life and career on our website -- fox6 now dot com. new tonight-- it's a scary situation. homes could fall into lake michigan. details on a temporary solution and later-- people in the back seat are less likely to buckle up than people in the front. but that small decision is proving deadly-- and could
bluffs...while officials wait for a more permanent solution from the army corps of engineers. the contractor we spoke with today says he feels for the families involved. "if i was in there position... once that house goes down you've got a mortgage payment and you're done. so i'm trying to donate as much as i can." the concrete actually came from waukegan, illinois. a contractor is tearing apart a runway at the airport and agreed to don seat belts have saved 3-hundred thousand lives since they became standard equipment fifty years ago. but still 25 million people dont buckle up, especially in the back seat. in tonight's contact 6 report - jenna sachs explains why thats a danger to everyone in the car. 19 year-old tyler elzey and his best friend harrison were going for just a short ride. they were in the back-seat -- no seat belts on -- - when the driver
is difficult for his mother to relive. 'tyler and harrison basically became projectiles, their heads hit each other. he suffered multiple skull fractures. not wearing a seat belt can make you a lethal weapon.' its estimated a quarter to a third of passengers in the back seat dont buckle up with young people being the worst offenders. thats many more than dont buckle up in front. 'people may think its ok to be unbelted in the back seat or skip the belt altogether if its just a short trip. well thats just wrong.' within 25 miles of home. and being unbuckled in the back seat increases your risk of dying in a crash to three times what it is if you have your seat belt on according to the governors highway safety association. and unbuckled passengers in the back seat also can pose a danger to people buckled-up in the front. 'unbelted passengers in the back can be flung forward in a crash with such tremendous force that they can injure or even kill the people in the front.'
cruisesafe.org to educate kids not to do what tyler and his friends did routinely - skip the seat belts. 'these 4 kids, who were all really good kids, just graduated from high school and in an instant they were all gone.' its not only lives seat belts can save. its estimated that medical costs and lost productivity due to accidents involving the failure to use seat belts has so far cost the u.s. about 10 billion doll buddies are back! you can help fox6 and feeding america eastern wisconsin make sure kids get enough to eat. go to any sendiks food market now through september 6th. all of the proceeds will be used to provide backpacks filled with food to kids in need...and those backpacks will be restocked with food every friday throughout the school year.
we have a slight chance for isolated showers and storms later this eve dry. clouds and patchy fog will move in overnight, with lows in the mid 60s. a better chance of rain and thunderstorms returns on tuesday with our next cold front. although we'll stay mostly cloudy through the day, it wont be a washout. from there, our temperatures will cool back to the mid and even low 70s. we'll have dry and more fall-like
the week. tonight: mostly cloudy. low: 66 dewpoint: 68 wind: sw 3-5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy and humid. scattered storms likely. high: 83 dewpoint: 69 wind: wsw 5-10 mph wednesday: mostly sunny. am low: 62 high: 75 dewpoint: 59 wind: n 5-10 mph thursday: mostly sunny. am low: 58 high: 71 dewpoint: 56 sunny. am low: 57 high: 74 dewpoint: 55 wind: ese 5-10 mph saturday: partly sunny. am low: 58 high: 77
thursday will be the last chance for a number of players to prove they are worthy of making the 53 man roster for the packers. however, for some, they won't get that chance as the team cut 6 players today as they have to get the roster down to 75 by tomorrow. among the players released was fan favorite and green bay native, punter peter mortell who battled veteran tim masthay this camp. "its not fun for anybody. those
the players its tough for guys to for months or years on end and then boom all of a sudden gone so this week and next are a tough time for sure." it all kicks off on saturday for the badgers as they will meet 5th ranked lsu at lambeau field on saturday. while it'll be their first game there, the badgers did get to visit the stadium this spring. "we're pretty fortunate to play up in lambeau field. theres certainly a lot of parts of players wont see this weekend that wanted them to get a sense of and see." and friday night the high school football season enters week 3. you can be part of our high school blitz coverage by voting for the game of the week. your choices are catholic memorial at kettle moraine, hartford at oconomowoc or sussex hamilton at
vote on our website, fox 6 now dot com slash sports between now and thursday night at 10. then we'll announce the winner on fox 6 news at 10 thursday. after a rough weekend where the brewers were swept by the pirates, they were back at miller park trying to rebound against another division foe, the cardinals tonight. the brewers would get off to a slow start, but that all changes in the 7th as orlando arcia homers and it's 3-2 st. louis. they tie the game when jonathan villar drives one deep to center for a they would add 2 more in the inning and take a 5-3 lead. but the cardinals answer in the 8th when randal grichuk delivers a 2 run bomb off of corey knebel tying the game at 5. in the 9th, still 5-5 when jonathan villar's throw to first is wild and that allows the go ahead run to score. and that's how this one ends. the bucks added a little more experience today by re-signing 33 year old steve novak. he played only 3 games with the
288 days and counting until the 2017 us open tees off at erin hills golf course. while the course will close on october 4th and not reopen to the public until after the open, the usga will keep it true to what the designers intended. "because of the contours of the land are so severe i mean a 40 yard wide fairway in the us openis huge and i think 10 is the widest one and if i recall at its widest poin its 70, 71 yards. i mean you could land planes down that thing. and i love that they kept it because theres 40 or 50 foot of contour in the fairway. i for a golf course." on saturday night at the ufc event in vancouver, anthony "showtime" pettis had a successful debut in the featherweight division as he won by submission over charles oliveira. it was his first win in more than a year after losing 3 straight bouts as a lightweight. "i had to dig deep for this one man i had to go back to my roots of just falling in love with the sport, forget about the results, worry about who im fighting and thats
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