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State’s Supreme Court considers challenges to Voter ID Law

MADISON (WITI) – Wisconsin’s controversial Voter ID Law is headed for the state’s Supreme Court. The cases could impact the most fundamental right adults have — the right to vote.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to consider two challenges to the state’s Voter ID Law. These are cases that could forever change requirements to cast a ballot.

League of Women Voters vs. Scott Walker

League of Women Voters vs. Scott Walker

Strong winds, warmer temps broke down Lake Michigan ice

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted some satellite images that illustrate the deterioration of the ice on Lake Michigan as a result of strong winds and warmer temperatures late last week.

Take a look at the animation below — which begins February 11th and includes images from February 19th, 22nd and 23rd.

feb23_iceanimation

Officials with the NWS say the last two images from the 22nd and 23rd show that the ice was beginning to reform and thicken over the nearshore and open waters of western Lake Michigan due to the return of the persistent cold.

The NWS says cold, below normal temperatures will persist this week resulting in more ice reforming on Lake Michigan.

20-year-old woman charged in 2011 robbery of Q-Mart in Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — A woman from North Dakota has been charged in connection with the 2011 robbery of the Q-Mart in Sheboygan.

20-year-old Carrisa Lewis of Minot, North Dakota faces the following charges out of Sheboygan County:

  • theft from a person, as party to a crime (a felony)
  • obstructing an officer (a misdemeanor)
Carrisa Lewis

Carrisa Lewis

Sheboygan police officers on December 21st, 2011 were dispatched to the Q-Mart gas station on North Taylor Drive in the city of Sheboygan for a report of a robbery.

Man accused of stealing Mountain Dew caps for XBox contest

Jamin Simplot

Jamin Simplot

SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of stealing Mountain Dew bottle caps for an XBox contest — and leaving the soda behind. The accused is Jamin Simplot.

According to the criminal complaint, Simplot stopped in at two Pick ‘N Save stores on December 2, 2013. Surveillance video shows him removing the screw tops off bottles of Mountain Dew. The complaint indicates there were codes on the bottle caps that allowed the purchaser to enter on a website for a chance to win an XBox One.

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Wis. State Fair adds Everclear, Alabama to Main Stage lineup

WEST ALLIS (WITI) – The music selection for this year’s Wisconsin State Fair is taking shape as two more of the 11 shows are announced for the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi.

Man who spent jail time with Zocco offers insight on Dwyer

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Prosecutors have called him a suspect. Police say he’s a person of interest. Kris Zocco is the man police say was the last person to see 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer before she disappeared last fall.

Kelly Dwyer

Kelly Dwyer

Now a man who spent time in jail with Zocco is telling us what he knows about Dwyer’s disappearance.

He wrote FOX6 a 4-page letter revealing dozens of never-before-revealed details in the case.

Donate today to the mission of Wisconsin Honor Flight

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Wisconsin is losing its World War II veterans all too quickly. As they pass, they take their histories, their stories, their memories with them. You can help thank them for their service and bravery by supporting Wisconsin Honor Flight.

The mission of Wisconsin Honor Flight is to make sure that every eligible vet who served this country so selflessly gets the chance to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.

If you were a World War II veteran, or you know someone who has not gone on an Honor Flight to Washington, D. C., it is time – time for them to see their memorial — time for their honor flight.