tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC August 9, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CDT
>> it's election day in wisconsin. the high-profile races that are in your hands today and what you need to bring to the polls, to make sure your vote counts. >> and lines have been getting but there are ways to skip the line. the new location where you can sign up for tsa precheck starting today. >> but first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look outside. the heat and humidity are back. we're tracking sticky conditions as you head out the door. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this tuesday, august 9th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center.
no doubt about it, warm and humid and warm over the next few days. the temperatures quite a range today. take a look, 74 at this hour in milwaukee and racine. the skies are fair. today sunny and humid going up to the mid 80s today. tonight the skies are fair. patchy fog for wednesday warm and muggy 87. thursday and friday mid to upper 80s. storms are a goot bet for thursday and friday. we could use a little rain. the satellite and radar a few clouds this morning. >> when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or
>> right now, west allis police are at the scene of an incident near 73rd and walker. officers have crime scene tape up around a house and in an alley. wisn 12 news has calls and ails in to west allis police. we'll pass along updates about what happened as soon as details are released. >> commitment 2016. today is election day in wisconsin. candidates are facing off in a partisan primary. voters will have the chance to decide who will be on the ballot, in november. tim some candidates are running unopposed in their own party. >> yeah, ben, but others are involved in a tough battle to keep their seats. speaker of the house paul ryan facing off against republican challenger paul nehlen. the winner in that race will face a democrat, either ryan solen or tom breu, in november. and a battle going on for a seat in the state senate. lena taylor has held the seat
challenging her. those are only a few of the races going on today. you'll see many more options on your ballot today depending on where you live. >> today's election is a partisan primary so you'll only be able to vote for candidates from one party. here's how to cast your vote today: the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. you can find the location of your polling place on our mobile app and on wisn.com. you do need a photo id today if you want to vote using a regular >> we'll have the latest election results, as they come in tonight on our mobile app and on wisn.com. then we'll have full coverage of the results on the air starting at 10:00 p.m. >> a big change could be coming to milwaukee's lakefront and it could cost you. county parks officials are considering turning the free parking along the lakefront into paid parking. the reason for the change, a budget shortfall that left a two-and-a-half million dollar
planning listening sessions to get public input on the parking plan. one solution could be a vehicle registration fee. >> a vehicle registration fee could generate a lot and we're getting less now for transit from madison than we did five years ago, and at some point, we're going to need something. >> if the milwaukee county board approves the plan, it would cost a dollar an hour to park or $40 for a year-long pass. >> if you're looking for a way to avoid security lines at mitchell internatiirpoonal a, tsa prcheck could be the answer. it's a streamlined security line... you don't have to remove shoes, belts, laptops and other items. the application center will be open until august 26th. >> your local library could be changing hands. there's a proposal to merge the
ozaukee,sheboygan, washington and dodge counties. it would bring all those libraries into one system. library officials have already approved the proposal now, each county needs to approve it. later today, the washington county board weighs in. >> police bust a meth lab. >> how the officers discovered the drug lab and what is happening above ground. >> thousands of people are flocking to brazil and not the games and how they are filling up the free time. >> first, looking out at miller park and the roof is open. it is warm and sticky out there later today. sally has a look at the full
this morning, coming up on 20 minutes before 5:00 on this tuesday morning, skies are fair. a couple of little clouds this morning, overall a sunny sky and a south wind and turning just a little cooler along the lake occasionally. it is more of a south wind for us and we are adding a few degrees to the high. yesterday 81. today looking at miller park in the background. mid 80s today. 70 tonight. you want to fan on. august heat for wednesday, thursday and friday, 87. >> thank you. now to traffic watch, 43 at 94 everything is looking good.
looking good. >> new this morning, caught on camera some flash photography during a thunderstorm. >> an instagram user recorded this video during the storm showing lightning strikes nearby. according to the instagram account, the camera man was riding a bicycle when the storm hit and was in the perfect place to capture it all on camera. maybe go inside to shoot the video. >> new this morning, officials find a meth lab underground literally. >> it was inside a new york sewer underneath a walmart parking lot. police say that they found evidence in a cut and it led them into the sewer. that's where someone was cooking meth right underneath the parking lot. shoppers watched as officers brought evidence up to the surface. policeave not made any arrests.
80s today and tomorrow. plenty in the way of sunshine for us. hazy tomorrow and highs holding up to 87 for tomorrow. upper 80s, 90 on thursday. later day event with the rain and storms and potentially range lingering into friday. >> sa 4:45. >> now to the 2016 olympics in rio. >> this morning, team usa is at the top of the list when it comes to medal counts. let's head over to tim for a look at where things stand. >> ben and melinda, today's contests haven't started just yet. so we're looking at yesterday's results and how the top countries rank this morning. >> usa is at the top of the list with a grand total of 19 medals including five gold.
total including five gold. then there's japan and russia each with ten medals. but as you can see, japan has one more gold than russia. not quite on the top four board this morning are italy, australia and south korea. ben and melinda, back to you. >> tim, thank you. >> while thousands of athletes from around the world are competing in the olympics, others are looking for extreme adventure! >> as wisn 12 news' travers mackel reports from rio, they've found it on the beautiful beaches of brazil! melinda and ben, when a lot of us go on vacation, we like to just lay around and sit on the beach and chill out, but we caht up with some people here in brazil who must be inspired by the games and are looking for a ride on the wild side. on a gorgeous day on sao conrado beach, the thrill seekers are out in force andoming right at our camera.
while in rio have discovered extreme hang gliding. >> that was so amazing! you're literally flying like a bird. >> and amateurs aren't the only ones using this mountain. >> i was here to do an event for redbull china. about five of us flew past the christ statue in formation. >> canadian graham dickinson is a professional base jumper. >> it's one of the most dangerous sports out there. >> and after his performance for red bull china, he decided to stick around rio and base jump off some scenic sights. sao conrado beach made his list high up that mountain he and another friend jumped. >> just flew around each other like mad birds and then pulled our chutes at 300 feet, maybe 250, and landed on the beach and now we're eating ice cream. >> and while there is no discussion of this becoming an olympic sport, dickinson says there should be. >> i would love if this were an olympic sport, i'd start getting paid real good money by my
as for the people who don't get paid to crazy things like this... you just jumped off a mountain in brazil and landed on the beach 1234>> yeah, yeah. >> we should point out the ioc did add some sports to the 2020 olympics in tokyo, sports like baseball, skateboarding, and a few others. and guess what, base jumping is not one of them. r news. >> thank you so much. you can stay up to speed on all things olympics going to online to a special section on wisn.com, and you can click on sports on the 12 news mobile app. ben? >> ghost busters star is making a name for herself online. she's showing off the american pride on twitter. check out the jump suit and it is getting a lot of attention
covering the olympics. >> i am going to rio. >> usa, i love that. she's going to rio by the end of the week. we have to find the jump suits. >> a missouri man is saying that the new tesla car saved his life. joshua says that auto pilot when getting in pain. he left the car on auto and drove to a hospital. oh. i didn't know you can do that. theteering kept him fro having a crash on the way and saved his life. >> if something like that
incapacitated i won't hit someone. >> the auto dving isn't perfect but glad he had the technology helping him out. i have been in a tesla, i didn't know it had auto pilot. >> yeah, it is slick. it is not perfect, but in a situation like that, i never thought about the emergency situations. >> think ifou have a child in e knows they create a ruckus at times with distractions. well, early today, warm. it is 74 at the airport. i thought about running the air on the way in this morning. 60s and 70s this morning. 74 racine.
a um coo -- couple of clouds out there this morning. we are looking at a south wind today. there is warm air from the plains up to the western part of the great lakes. we are going up to the mid 80s. now the model is bullish on the cloudiness. it is confused withe looking at party sunny for today. we get to the overnight hours, a little patchy fog is a possibility. for wednesday, we keep the dry look going, a mix of sun and clouds on wednesday. a little hazy overall. for the temperatures, 85 today with a clammy come back. 88 to 90 on thursday.
off. we are going to look at warm front, cool front and between the two showers and storms lingering rain on friday. mid to upper 70s for the weekend. cooler and less humid for the weekend. >> thank you, sal. >> a hostage situation at a subway restaurant. tim has theatest from oregon. tim? >> well, saying it began with a traff ot. the suspect was riding a bike and fire at the p officers and then took a woman hostage inside of the restaurant here. one of the officers was hit in the vest. he was not injured and the suspect refused to cooperate and the s.w.a.t. team swarmed the restaurant and fired at the suspect. the suspect is in the hospital
>> tim, thank you. >> developing now, three children fall from a ferris wheel in tennessee. it is twisted and sends the passengers falls to the ground. all of the children were taken to the hospital and all alert and talking with medical staff. we are expecting to learn about the accident later this morning. >> new information on a child who died at a water park over the weekend. the officials in kansas city confirmed that the child had a neck injury. the riders travel at least 50 miles per hour on the ride. >> an investigation in san francisco after kids at a birthday party ended up eating marijuana candy, they ended up the hospital. three children were in icu.
detained by the pice last year because of the homemade clock files a federal lawsuit. he was 14 years old when he made the headlines. he brought the clock to the school to show the teacher. one of the teachers thought it was a bomb. >> a judge in kentucky ms an xengs for an inmate to meet his newborn son. >> this is your son. >> the father is facing burglary charges along with his wife. the judge allowed the fater to meet the son. the couple teared up and the judge handed out tissues. she says this is one of the best things she's done as a jujts. >> flights around the world grounded. >> what caused the glitch nor delta and straineded tusands
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>> the news continues right now. >> good morning. great to have you with us. i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport. it is 5:00 on this election day, tuesday, august dozens of seats on the ballots. there is a final push for your vote. >> first to the morningmuteom and the election day forast. first, we are going t sally severson. od morning, sal. >> keeping my eyes o the airport e skies are fair and the temperatures are 74 degrees. now, 73 with the auto update. the airport this morning from the camera mounted out there.