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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Photos of the Week (12/15/13)

Photos of the Week

1) “Here are some pictures of the HWY 45 accident (one week ago today). This happened right outside my condo window. Cars/trucks were sliding into one another and into the ditch. These pictures were taken shortly after the pile-up happened.”  Photos were taken last Sunday by Wayne Tutkowski and submitted to WTMJ-TV's website.


2) Emergency personnel respond to an accident on southbound Interstate 43 (I-43) south of Mequon Rd near the N. Port Washington Rd overpass in Mequon, Wis., on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Numerous crashes, often involving multiple vehicles, were reported across virtually all the region's major thoroughfares, from I-94 in Racine County to Highway 41/45 in Waukesha County. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)


3) A towing company employee works at the scene where a semi trailer jackknifed off the interstate near the 328 mile marker on Interstate 94 in northern Racine County, Wis., after the southbound lanes were shut down due to numerous accidents on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, afternoon as strong winter storms blanketed the area in snow, making for hazardous driving conditions.(AP Photo/ The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)


4) The morning after the snowstorm in Union Grove, WI. Photo submitted to WTMJ-TV website by Tracy J.


5) On the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, firefighters lower the town's flag on Main Street to half-staff in honor of the victims, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


6) People pause in silence while church bells ring in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. Newtown is asking that people honor the victims one the one-year anniversary in ways that are quiet and personal. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


7) On the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, Newtown, Conn., a sign is posted under a Christmas tree, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Newtown is asking that people honor the victims in ways that are quiet and personal. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


8) People line up at the Pretoria show grounds Thursday to board buses that will take them to the Union Buildings where Nelson Mandela is lying in state. Photo: Jacoline Prinsloo / AFP - Getty Images


9) South Africans sing and dance on the street as they wait to see a hearse carrying the body of late South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday in Pretoria. Photo: Dai Kurokawa / EPA


10) US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. The handshake between the leaders of the two Cold War enemies came during a ceremony that's focused on Mandela's legacy of reconciliation. Hundreds of foreign dignitaries and world heads of states gather Tuesday with thousands of South African people to celebrate the life, and mark the death, of Nelson Mandela who has become a global symbol of reconciliation. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


11) President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


12) US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013.  Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images


13) In these combination pictures taken on December 10, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa's deaf community on December 11, 2013 accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial of being a fake, who had merely flapped his arms around during speeches. Photo: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images


14) 'Nelson Mandela 1918-2013' is projected with color lighting on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The Eiffel Tower will be illuminated with South African colors for three days as the iconic leader will be buried on Sunday close to his house in Qunu, South Africa. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)


15) A protester hammers at a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as others gather around after it was toppled during a pro-European protest in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 8, 2013. Photo: Sergey Dolzhenko / EPA


16) Mexican law professor and columnist John Ackerman, center, jumps over turnstiles at a subway station during a protest against the subway fare hike in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. The Mexico City's authorities raised the subway fare from 3 to 5 pesos an increased US$0.16, beginning Friday Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)


17) Pilgrims sleep next to an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe outside of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, early Sunday, Dec. 8. 2013. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)


18) A homeless man rests in a pew at a Times Square church, where some area homeless take refuge from the cold on December 12, 2013 in New York City. New York and much of New England has been experiencing freezing temperatures with snow expected this weekend. According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City's homeless population increased by 13 percent at the beginning of this year. Despite an improving local economy, as of last January an estimated 64,060 homeless people were in shelters and on the street in New York. Only Los Angeles had a larger percentage increase than New York for large cities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


19) South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, right, hugs her husband, Capt. Michael Haley, during the South Carolina Army National Guard 3/49 Agribusiness Development Team homecoming ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in West Columbia, S.C. Haley's unit, comprised of about 48 soldiers, left in January for a month of training in Indiana before being sent to train Afghan farmers in and around Helmand Province. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)


20) Kellie Johnson, 20, right, reacts when she hears that Janice Jones, left, has been helping keep a secret from her in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Johnson learned that upon her graduation from the HopeWorks program that she is being hired for her very first job by Answering Advantage. Johnson came to the HopeWorks program after serving 22 months in prison for robbery to try to turn her life around and put it back on track. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mike Brown)


21) A curious boy takes off Pope Francis' white zucchetto, or skullcap, during a meeting with children and volunteers of the Santa Marta Vatican Institute at the Vatican on Saturday. Another look. Photos: Gregorio Borgia / AP


22) The Canary Wharf business district of east London taken from the Metropolitan Police helicopter is seen during a foggy morning on Dec. 11, 2013. Photo: Metropolitan Police @MPSintheSky via Reuters


23) Green Bay Packers fan Jeff Kahlow looks on during warmups prior to last Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. The Packers won, 22-21. Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


24) Fans covered with snow wait in the stands before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


25) A member of the grounds crew uses a blower to clear the yard lines during a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field on December 8, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)


26) Tackle Michael Oher #74, guard Marshal Yanda #73 and center Gino Gradkowski #66 of the Baltimore Ravens stand on the snow covered field during the national anthem before playing the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won, 29-26. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


27) In this Dec. 1, 2013 photo, freediver Isabel Reynoso keeps her eyes closed as she increases her concentration in preparation for a practice plunge off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Fans of freediving say it's an adrenaline rush to plunge without an oxygen tank to staggering depths, using weights or relying on gravity alone, and see how long they can remain underwater before what can be the hardest part: coming back up. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)


28) Ryland Rice (from left), 8, Charlotte Maher, 8, and Abby Pierce, 9, get a push from Gracie Maher, 11, sliding down the hill as the first snow of the season rolls into Hockessin, Del., and the region, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)


29)
Goran Temunovic, of Miami, enjoys fishing on a sunny afternoon, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Key Biscayne, Fla. The temperature in Miami-Dade County was in the low 80 degrees. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


30) Auction house worker Ollie Williams holds a plaster study mold of the head of Star Wars character R2-D2, as he poses for photographers in London, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The mould which was used for 'Star Wars: A New Hope' 1977 film is expected to fetch between $9,800 and $13,000, Euros 7,100-9,500, and will be part of Bonhams' upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Sale on Dec. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


31) The world's most expensive Christmas wreath featuring over 40 glittering diamonds and rubies has been launched. Costing a cool $4,645,800, the 138.83 carat wreath is made to order and takes just under a week to create. The start of the piece is a 17.49 carat ruby, which is offset by a 3.03 carat yellow diamond. Designed by top Finnish florist Pasi Jokinen-Carter, the wreath is made from some of the most luxurious flowers in the world, including Hedera berries, Nobilis, lingonberry and blueberry stems and hand-curled eucalyptus leaves. Photo: Suzanne Mitchell Photography


32) Florida lobbyist Keith Arnold, from Ft. Meyers, Florida, stops to look at Chaz Stevens' Festivus pole made out of beer cans in the rotunda of the Florida Capitol December 11, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. Stevens display was intended to counter the religious Christian Nativity manger also on display. Based on an episode of the television sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus has become a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 to represent the antithesis of the commercialism of the Christmas season. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)


33)
Bill French, dressed as Santa Claus, visits the House floor following a news conference at the state capitol, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Austin , Texas. French was helping Rep. Bohac to raise awareness for the Texas' new Merry Christmas law that allows teachers, students, parents and school administrators to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah in public schools without fear of censorship, persecution, or litigation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


34) An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


35)
The Grinch, a.k.a. Steven Ertl, adjusts his Santa hat while riding in the 6th Annual Elf Ride in Seaside, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 The event, which attracted about 100 participants, is a fundraiser to collect toys and Christmas gifts for the South Walton (County) Fire District's Angel Tree Program. \ (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)


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