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Ride the Freeway Flyer or shuttle to the Wisconsin State Fair

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — People heading to enjoy the Wisconsin State Fair know parking can be a bit of an issue. You either have to pay for a spot in one of the fair lots or drive up and down streets for an empty parking spot.

You can avoid all of that hassle by simply riding the Milwaukee County Transit System’s Freeway Flyer or taking a shuttle to the fair.

Park at specified park-ride lots and ride a Freeway Flyer to and from the State Fair. Or, park at the Watertown Plank or Timmerman Field Park-Ride Lots and catch a Shuttle to State Fair. Flyer and Shuttle service begins approximately one half-hour before the Fair opens and ends one half-hour after the Fair closes.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Freeway Flyer & shuttle routes

PICTURES: FOX6 WakeUp & Real Milwaukee visit Wisconsin State Fair

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Thursday, August 1st, the opening day of the Wisconsin State Fair, the crews from FOX6 WakeUp News and Real Milwaukee made their way to West Allis. They gave FOX6 viewers a huge dose of what it’s like to enjoy the fair. Take a look.

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Former Milwaukee Brewer George 'Boomer' Scott dies

Former Milwaukee Brewer George 'Boomer' Scott dies

George “The Boomer” Scott, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer, has died in his hometown of Greenville, Miss. He was 69 according to the Associated Press.

Scott was born on March 23, 1944. He passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 of complications due to diabetes.The Milwaukee Brewers issued the following statement on the passing of George Scott:

Palermo’s agrees to settlement with National Labor Relations Board

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Palermo Villa, Inc., announced Tuesday, July 30th that is has asked the National Labor Relations Board to set a date for an employee election on forming a union after the company agreed to settle all remaining issues with the regional National Labor Relations Board office.

“We have reluctantly agreed to this settlement, despite believing that the facts strongly support our position. However, rather than continue to draw out the process and go to court, we have agreed to the settlement with reservation so that an election can take place,” said Palermo President and CEO Giacomo Fallucca. “We do not admit to any fault in this negotiated settlement, but it’s time to move forward and let the voices of our workers be heard.

Fans will receive $10 voucher for all August games at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s been an extremely tough 2013 season for the Milwaukee Brewers. No one knows that better than the owners — and because the fans have remained steadfast during the poor performances and the Ryan Braun scandal, the Brewers want to say, “thanks!”

Milwaukee Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio announced on Monday, July 29th that all fans attending any of the 12 Brewers home games in August will receive a $10 voucher for free concessions, merchandise and game tickets at Miller Park.

“It’s an initiative we want to do to recognize, reward the fans for their loyalty in what has been, admittedly, a very trying and difficult 2013 season,” says Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger.

Mequon learns of exotic cat, drafting ordinance to ban them

MEQUON (WITI) — A missing cat in Mequon has caused the city to consider drafting a ban on exotic cats. Officials say serval cats can be dangerous — especially when they bite. Meanwhile, the cat’s owner says it never hurt anyone.

“She played around with the kids. She was very good with the children. She played with cat toys just like any other cat would,” the cat’s owner, who did not want to be identified, told FOX6 News.

The serval is a medium-sized African wild cat.

Weight ranges from about 15 to 26 lb. in females, and from 20 to 40 lb. in males.

It is a strong yet slender animal, with long legs and a fairly short tail. Due to its leg length, it is relatively one of the tallest cats. The head is small in relation to the body, and the tall, oval ears are set close together.

Servals are nocturnal animals, and are native to Africa.

Neighbors sue Concordia University over bluff damage

MEQUON (WITI) – Lakefront homeowners are suing Concordia University in Mequon.  They say the school’s much-celebrated bluff restoration project is damaging their property and threatening their homes.

Since it was completed in 2008, Concordia’s $12 million bluff stabilization project has received national and international acclaim as a marvel of civil engineering.  But some neighbors who live south of campus say the massive rock structure that’s holding Concordia’s bluffs in place is doing irreparable damage to theirs.