Our network

Two charged in shooting death of Anthony Edwards

KENOSHA (WITI) — Kenosha police say two people have been charged and have appeared in court for their arraignment in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Anthony Edwards.

Those charged include Joseph-Jamal Brantley and Markese Tibbs.

22-year-old Brantley faces four charges — including first degree reckless homicide, armed robbery, first degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.

19-year-old Markese Tibbs faces three charges — including first degree reckless homicide, armed robbery and first degree recklessly endangering safety.

Kenosha police on April 14th responded to the area of 65th and Sheridan Road for a reported shooting and car crash.

There, they discovered 20-year-old Anthony Edwards of Kenosha dead.

Police say Edwards was driving a car — and ended up driving the car into a home.

Police believe the shooting occurred in the area of 58th Street and 11th Avenue.

Community Sponsors

We Pack, Ship, And We Are Serious About Service!
Wisconsin's premier destination for fine art photography of people and events.

Javier Garcia, convicted of murder, will spend the rest of his life behind bars

KENOSHA CO. (WITI) — 53-year-old Javier Garcia will spend the rest of his life behind bars after his conviction in the death of 26-year-old Lisa Mezera.

Mezera’s body was found in a cemetery in the Town of Somers on August 19, 2012. She was left abandoned, hit on the head and choked to death. Detectives say Garcia knew Mezera and was the last person to see her alive.

Garcia was found guilty in February of first-degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery, first-degree sexual assault, false imprisonment and a misdemeanor count of theft.

Related stories:

Police officer injured after hitting gigantic sinkhole

KENOSHA (WITI) — A police officer was responding to a call on Saturday evening, April 19th when her squad car hit a 7-foot-wide, 18-inch-deep sinkhole.

Kenosha Police told FOX6 News the officer encountered the sinkhole near 23rd Ave. and 56th St.

According to police, the officer suffered a slight abrasion to her head, but was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police say the car wasn’t heavily damaged.

Police find child porn in home of man busted in “cameras in locker room” case

KENOSHA CO. (WITI) — One of two suspects accused in a case involving cameras set up inside the women’s locker room at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie will stand trial in the case – and we have learned he now has a criminal warrant out of Waukegan, Illinois. Additionally, Pleasant Prairie police say they have evidence to indicate cameras were placed inside the women’s locker room at Uline.

Melissa Wenckebach

Melissa Wenckebach

Community Sponsors

We Pack, Ship, And We Are Serious About Service!

Drivers take note: 16-mile stretch of I-94 to be resurfaced

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin resurfacing a 16-mile portion of I-94 in Racine and Milwaukee Counties. WisDOT will begin work Monday April 21st, weather permitting. The work is expected to be completed late July.

Work will begin in Racine County to include base patching and resurfacing on I-94 West (Northbound) and I-94 East (Southbound) from County KR heading north to County G.

Upon completion of Racine County, crews will start base patching and resurfacing in Milwaukee County on I-94 West and East from County G to just north of Rawson Ave.

The current condition of the roadway is deteriorated. The resurfacing work will create an improved driving surface.

Nighttime lane closures with limited daytime closures are expected as part of this project.

Celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood in May

MADISON (WITI) – World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts advocating for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. It’s celebrated May 8th — the birthday of Swiss businessman and social activist Henry Dunant, who founded the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863. You can celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood.

The Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in communities large and small across the country, responding to natural and man-made disasters; offering health and safety training and disaster preparedness education; and assisting military members and their families.

About 40 percent of the country’s blood is also collected by the Red Cross, which meets the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Dodge County

“This is a game changer:” Investors to buy Bucks for $550 million

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Sen. Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner, has announced that he has entered into a signed purchase agreement to transfer ownership of the Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.  Mr. Edens and Mr. Lasry are highly regarded investors who are firmly committed to the success of the franchise and its importance to Milwaukee.

Furthermore, consistent with his commitment to the Bucks and Milwaukee, Senator Kohl has pledged a $100 million gift for the development of a new arena for the team.  In addition to honoring Kohl’s requirement that the team be kept in Milwaukee, the new owners have committed to contribute at least an additional $100 million towards the development of a new arena in the city.

[ooyala code="gwajc2bTob3ArrA7UYknkE57Cz20-MTc" player_id="f7575286f810429a979346d9a69caaef"]