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>> wisn 12 news starts right now. thema: right now on wisn 12 news "this morning." a federal judge making a big decision in the case that inspired the netflix series "making a murderer." what the ruling means for one of a community coming together to remember a young girl killed by a stray bullet. how friends and family are honoring za'layia jenkins today. good morning, and welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton. thank you for joining us on this saturday, august 13. it is 5:00 a.m. let's get your day started with a look at your forecast.
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-- is in the weather center. jeremy: the humidity will drop tonight and the rain will turn off. we have leftover showers on the doppler 12 radar net work with maybe a sprinkle or two in the metro. dodge and fond du lac county, our friends at beaver dam are starting with showers. you get one of the areas of yellow on the radar, a quick hitting down for in the northwest corner. i care we have landed transitioning to the -n looking from the discovery world camera, 73 degrees and sticky. the dew point at 71. a couple of showers around this morning, but most areas will stay dry. muggy at midday with temps in the low 80's. we will talk about improvement, coming up. thema: thank you. a major development in a wisconsin murder case that got
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the hit netflix series "making a murderer." one of the men convicted of teresa halbach's death has his conviction overturned by a federal judge. brendan dassey is serving a life sentence for halbach's murder. he was convicted in 2005 of helping his uncle, steven avery, kill her in manitowoc. the judge's ruling says that dassey must be released within 90-days unless the state decides to re-try the case. that decision is based on dassey's confession from 2006. the judge says it was mishandled and detectives made false promises to dassey. dassey even thought he'd be able to go back to school once the interrogation ended. >> how long is this going to take? >> it shouldn't take a whole lot longer. >> do you think i could get there before 1:29? well, i have a project due in 6th hour. >> ok, we'll worry about that later, ok? thema: the judge says the interrogation was unconstitutional, partly because of dassey's young age and his
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when that decision came down, members of steven avery's family were visiting him in prison. avery's brother, also dassey's uncle, says he was surprised to hear the news and it's a good sign for avery's case. >> this give you more help? >> sure. he will be out of there sooner than later. he says, the truth will always come out. thema: to dassey's half-brother. he is hopeful that dassey will be released from prison soon. for now, the family is waiting to find out if the state will re-try the case. teresa halbach's murder drew national and international attention when netflix released the docu-series "making a murderer." it was a huge hit and suggested avery and dassey may have been framed. that's put the case under scrutiny as avery and dassey fight their convictions. there are plans for a second season that will follow the
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later today, milwaukee will honor a little girl shot and killed earlier this summer. police say 9-year-old za'layia jenkins was inside a home when a stray bullet hit her. today is the groundbreaking on zalayia's legacy garden. family members planned the garden near zalayia's home at 15th and meinecke. it will have lots of purple. that was zalayia's favorite color. whoever shot jenkins has not been arrested. a happy ending in the search for 10-year-old sean colon is safe at home this morning. wisn 12 news' mike anderson has more on the search and how our news crew helped reunite sean with his family. mike: but diane taylor reuniting with her grandson sean colon says he nearly gave her a heart attack after he went missing all
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milwaukee police sent 12 news a picture during the search. when we drove to the neighborhood at 28th and glendale, a neighbor asked us what was going on. we showed michael terrell the picture, and he recognized him right away. we sent him to the police. >> i know where that little boy is. he is at my friend house, spending the night there. mike lieutenant james olson and : his team took it from there. something, and we appreciate that. they took him exactly to where he was. mike fortunately, that was just : a short distance away. >> i said, someone is missing? what is going on. you showed me the picture. i said i know him. he is at my house right now. mike: turns out, sean fell asleep playing video games at a
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missing child would turn out like this one. thema: a happy ending indeed. sean promised his grandmother he will not do that again. severe flooding in our state. in trempealeau and buffalo, counties near the minnesota border, heavy rainfall earlier this week caused some serious damage. people in the area are working to clean up after flooding closed roads and damaged homes and businesses. one local business had 27-inches of water inside. people in the area say it's the worst flooding they've seen in three decades. parts of illinois, also dealing with flooding. the illinois state fair in springfield was forced to shut down early last night because of floodwater. people had to seek shelter as streets, buildings, and barns were flooded. the early closing canceled a fairgrounds concert by melissa etheridge and pat benatar. new this morning, fire crews in north carolina battled a deadly 7-alarm fire yesterday morning. one person died in the fire that destroyed a shopping center and
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one woman jumped out of a second-story window, making it to safety. by the time fire crews arrived on the scene, the roof had already collapsed. new this morning, a new mexico police officer has died after being shot during a traffic stop. three suspects are in custody. police say officer jose chavez pulled over a vehicle yesterday, and a passenger in the car shot him. the suspects reportedly ran away and carjacked another vehicle. after having surgery. also new this morning, two inmates in a vermont prison took a guard hostage on thursday. officials say they used a sharpened plastic ruler as a weapon. after hours of negotiations the situation ended peacefully. prison officials aren't saying what they offered the men to get them to cooperate. both inmates will face charges next week.
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students in milwaukee will receive free backpacks and school supplies. the back to school festival at king park will have carnival games and other fun activities starting at 11:30 today. children can register for a free book bag. they will be filled with school supplies. while it is the time of year to shop for school supplies, some milwaukee students are already back to school. many more will return in the coming weeks. for retailers, this is the second busiest time of the year, behind the holidays. wisn 12 news' tim elliott caught up with a local family as they made their way through their back to school checklist. >> alright, you guys keep going tim: they've made their list. through your list. >> how many do you need? tim: and now, they're checking it twice. >> are these the kind you like? tim: elizabeth callahan is helping her 2 sons, nick and sean, gear up for the new school year. >> the school just sends out a piece of paper that has the stuff that we need . tim: for most families, it's an annual tradition. >> we kind of usually do it last minute.
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we are not very prepared. tim: and this year, the cost is going up. according to the national retail federation, the average family will spend $673 on back to school shopping in 2016. compare that to $630 last year. total spending for back to school, including college, is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, up from last year's $68 billion. >> pens and pencils, and notebooks, and folders, and markers, and everything you need here, calculators. tim: now according to the national retail federation, families will spend most of their back to school budget on things like clothes and electronics. >> our guests are out in droves we are right in the middle of back to school right now, really feeling the movement. tim: for callahans, the hunt is on for the next item, >> a lot of glue sticks. tim: because they know that being prepared is the key to success in life and in the classroom. in milwaukee, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. thema: there's a reason families will spend more money this year. according to the national retail
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children. wisn 12 news time is 5:10. still ahead, sunrise in rio de janeiro. the view that athletes and tourists are waking up to this morning, and where american athletes stand in the medal count. meteorologist jeremy nelson is standing by in the weather center with our saturday weather details. jeremy: good morning. we are tracking a couple of showers to start the weekend when dry weather returns to the forecast, coming up. you are watching wisn 12 news "this morning." >> like, comment, and share with the news team you trust. the news team you trust.
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feingold: that's my grandfather with a brand new truck. out of this plant in 1923. but today, too many good manufacturing jobs are shipped away because of a tax code that actually rewards companies for exporting jobs. let's close the corporate loopholes- that will save taxpayer money and help business create jobs here. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message because we don't need an economy that works only for ceos,
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>> leading the way with important location coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning," with thema ponton and weatherwatch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news "this morning" continues. thema: welcome back to wisn 12 news "this morning." 5:13 as we take a live look
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come up. meteorologist jeremy nelson will let us know how warm we will get today. to rio de janeiro now, where athletes are taking part in the olympic games and fans are enjoying the sights. this is time lapse video showing the sunrise at copacabana beach in rio. it's the start of a rainy day there. the beach is just one of rio's many attractions. checking in on the medal count this morning, the u.s. has a runaway lead. team usa has won a total of 50 medals, including 20 gold, 13 only china comes close with 37 total medals. chinese athletes have won 13 gold medals. japan comes in third with a total of 24, 7 of those are gold medals. only on wisn 12 news, a little girl, hearing for the first time after receiving cochlear implants. wisn 12 news' ben hutchison was there when pella heard her name
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ben: at just a year old, pella jinsky is a happy little girl from the small town of sherry, wisconsin. too young to realize how much her life is about to change. >> she doesn't know her name. she finally gets to hear her name for the first time. ben: born deaf, a chance to hear her parents, pamela and joey. working with dr. hilary gazeley at children's hospital, the first of many tests turning on pella's new cochlear implants, watch closely, her eyes light up. then, she tenses up. about a month ago, pella had a piece of equipment and planted that will communicate with a sound processor on her head. it will allow her to hear. >> instead of amplifying sounds it bypasses the part of the inner ear that doesn't work and simulates the auditory nerve directly.
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with hope for her. >> it is amazing. unbelievable. ben: she'll now have two birthdays, the day she was born and the day she heard sounds for the first time. >> happy hearing birthday to you. ben: so much excitement, pella fell asleep. but her parents will be able to tell her the story when she gets older. in wauwatosa, ben hutchison wisn 12 news. thema: pella has had some other developmental issues. the implants will help doctors monitor her health without more surgeries. soon she'll start working with therapists on speech and language. 5:16. we're talking about the weather. jeremy: it is plenty sticky. we have a little less humid weather arriving later today with rain for the last couple of
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the rain, only 1/10 of an inch in milwaukee. look at the e3-inches of rain in brookfield going to dodge and fond du lac county. also beneficial moisture around mayville. west bend and fond du lac county. one inch in waukesha that arrived last evening. kenosha check in with a half-inch. oak creek, 310 seven inch. -- the south side, 13/100ths of an inch. three-inches in brookfield. if you have a picture to share you can stop by our wisconsin weather facebook page or tweet me at @jnelsonweather. clouds might be squeezing out showers early this morning. we might see redevelopment
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say alleged in between we have mostly cloudy skies. the first and back end of the day might have a stray shower. even though the wind has swung behind a cold front, it will take a while before we get less humid air in southern wisconsin. not much rain leftover, hit or miss showers in the northern portion of the viewing area in fond du lac or dodge county. a be northwestern washington county could catch a shower this notice how it has faded for the last two to three hours. just a spotty showers possible for the first half of the weekend. it is still muggy in the upper 60's. lakeshore from sheboygan through port washington, down to a fox point, milwaukee, wind point, racine, and kenosha in the lower 70's. your weekend forecast, heading out this morning to get in
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. not much in the way of rain. 9:00 a.m., a sprinkle or handful of showers. 1:00 this afternoon, mostly cloudy with peeks of sunshine from time to time. in the daytime heating, there could be a couple of showers. it doesn't look like thunderstorms, just stray showers. clearing out this evening and overnight due to partly cloudy skies. the meteor shower peaked at le can see some through august 24. if you are by the campfire with clearing skies you might see a shooting star or two. less humid. sunshine back into your forecast. sunday looks suntastic. in southern wisconsin, lower 80's for highs. that will come with a big time drop in humidity. it will feel great a sunday
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muggy with lingering spotty showers. monday and tuesday, seasonal highs around 80 that are comfortable on monday and tuesday. heat and humidity, highs around 90 by friday. thema: thank you. still ahead, and unexpected swimmer showing up for lessons in a berkeley pool. the animal that jumped into the pool the rescue. here's a look at last night's
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thema: wisn 12 news "this morning." welcome back to -- thema: welcome back to wisn 12 news "this morning." jeremy nelson will let you know if you need an umbrella today. it is time for our "social square" and some of the stories you are sharing online. first, a deer interrupts swim lessons. kids were practicing in the pool
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people who saw it all happen say the deer jumped the fence and strolled over to the pool. lifeguards ushered the animal over to the pool steps then it hopped out and back over the fence. quite a swim lesson. a wild weather phenomenon caught on camera. a wildfire in oregon turns into a firenado. fire tornadoes happen when wildfires create their own wind and the flames get swept up into a vortex. crews put this one out without any injuries. they also recorded this video and posted it on social media. harry potter fans, you might want to dig out those old books. your favorite book could be worth more than $25,000. according to bonhams fine books in london there's a typo in some first editions of "harry potter and the philosopher's stone," that's the british version of
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one of those mistakes, and the book is expected to bring in at least $25,000. we want to know about the stories you're talking about this morning. keep sharing with us. you can follow 12 news on facebook, twitter, and instagram. wisn 12 news time is 5:25. people in louisiana dealing with disastrous flooding. the damage that and what is next for families when the rain stops. i live look at the roads. this is i-94. meteorologist jeremy nelson will let us know what time you will need your umbrella today. >> take a twitter time out and connect with the wisn 12 news team. chat, tweet, and get news
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saturday, august 13. will check with jeremy nelson and the weather center. good morning. jeremy: even though we have the doppler 12 radar network find me and there are a couple of showers, do not cancel outdoor plans. we'll have dry weather settling into the southeastern corner. a couple of showers to the northwest early. light rain in parts of fond du lac in dodge county. we're focused on fond du lac and eat where couple of showers with -- and eaton where there are a couple of showers. a stray shower, still muggy, worm, and humid with highs in the lower 80's. that is a chance for shower after 2:00. great news on sunday. we will get to that in your weatherwatch 12 week ahead, and how much the humidity will drop.
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with our free mobile app. if you do not have it, search wisn in the apple app store or google played. later today a milwaukee , neighborhood is celebrating the life of za'layia jenkins. the 9-year-old was shot and killed in a northside home back in may. now, there's a garden planned in her honor. a groundbreaking ceremony is at zalayia's legacy garden today near 15h and meinecke. right now, there's still a search for the person fired the gun that killed jenkin information leading to an arrest. this morning, a well-known wisconsin murder case is making headlines once again. brendan dassey, serving a life sentence in the 2005 murder of teresa halbach, has his conviction overturned by a federal judge. the judge ruled dassey be released from custody within 90-days, unless the state initiates proceedings to retry him. dassey is the nephew of steven
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and remains behind bars. this case recently received international interest, thanks to a 10-part netflix series called "making a murderer," which suggests avery may have been framed. in a wisn 12 news exclusive, colleen henry spoke with dassey's attorney. he calls the judge's decision a victory for the law. colleen: long before "making a murderer" made brendan dassey an international cause, bob dvorak >> that's a big day for us. obviously, that's a big day for brendan. i think it's a big day for the law, too. coleen: dvorak believes the netflix series had an enormous impact on public understanding of criminal interrogations, though he doesn't know if the judge saw it. >> to see it live, on camera, to watch a video as opposed to reading it in print adds a different dimension, a different feel, a different understanding, a different appreciation for
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the judge is confined to the record. those videos were in the record. i'm assuming he watched the videos. i have no idea whether he watched the thing. colleen: you have been doing this a long time, do you think brendan dassey's case is that unique or is it just that we actually had video that showed how these things happen? >> i have been doing this a long time, and brendan's case is not unique. colleen: dvorak hopes the court's decision sends a message to investigators ghe -- get confessions legally or they'll get thrown out. in the newsroom, colleen henry, wisn 12 news. thema: the state has 90 days to appeal the judge's decision to release dassey. the manitowoc county sheriff has not commented on the decision, but the county executive says he's worried about the attention it might bring to the city. as for dassey's uncle, steven avery continues to appeal his conviction for the murder of
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you can read more about the entire case by heading to our website wisn.com. there you can also watch the wisn 12 special, "inside the avery case files," an in-depth look back on the case. this morning, milwaukee police are still looking for the driver who hit and killed a woman who was crossing the street on her way to work. 64-year-old mary wills was heading to her third-shift job at walmart around 9:00 thursday night. police say she was hit by a black suv as she walked in a crosswalk at 91st and appleton. police are looking for a small black suv with front end damage. anyone with information is asked to call milwaukee police. "commitment 2016" election coverage and the race for president. republican nominee donald trump is coming to wisconsin next week. according to his website, he'll have a one hour event in milwaukee tuesday night with
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he then has a rally planned in west bend later that night. governor scott walker and house speaker paul ryan are not expected to join him, both will be out of town. last night in pennsylvania, trump backtracked on earlier comments calling president obama the founder of isis. mr. trump: so i said the founder of isis. obviously, i'm being sarcastic. then, then, but not that sarcastic to be honest with you. thema: meanwhile, trump is returns because he says they are under audit. his opponent hillary clinton released hers yesterday. both her and husband bill clinton made more than $10 million last year, mostly from speaking fees. the former u.s. senator from wisconsin who wants his old job back says donald trump is unfit to be president. democrat russ feingold is a
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sunday morning, he will talk about his differences with ron johnson and why he says this year's race is not a replay of the 2010 contest. now to a developing story from wisconsin's primary earlier this week. paul ryan's challenger could be facing legal trouble after this video showing paul nehlen casting his ballot. delavan police have subpoened the video from our sister it shows nehlen with his phone in the voting booth then he puts it in his back pocket. nehlen then posted this tweet hours later with a picture. a ballot filled out with nehlen's named filled in. delavan police say they are investigating whose ballot that is. once they finish, they'll turn the case over to the walworth county district attorney who will decide whether to file charges.
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starting monday, a major ramp is closing for construction. the ramp is eastbound 94 to northbound 41. to get around the closure, you can take highway 100 to watertown plank road. the ramp will re-open next spring. the packers pre-season is off to a solid start. the green and gold beat the cleveland browns 17-11 at home last night. despite not having many key players, like aaron rodgers, on the field last night. starters. the pre-season started 5 days later than scheduled. sunday's hall of fame game versus the colts was cancelled due to poor field conditions. there's now a class action lawsuit against the hall of fame and the nfl. looking ahead, the packers have two open practices at lambeau next week. then they take on the oakland raiders next thursday night at home for game two of the
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wisconsin state fair. gates open at 8:00 this morning. tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6 to 11. today is pick and save day. starting at 9:00 this morning, families can take part in eating contests, a magic show, and an oreo stacking contest. phillip phillips takes the main stage tonight at 7:30. a big part of the state fair is the contests. wisn 12 news meteorologists sally severson and lindsey slater competed in the celebrity cooking competition yesterday. teams had to create three recipes using patrick cudahy applewood smoked bacon. wisn 12 news made it to the finals, the dessert round, up against cbs. >> i feel like i'm going to be sick.
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annual celebrity cooking competition is wisn. [cheering] thema: this is so exciting. their winning dessert was a bacon brownie with honey. congratulations to both of them. my goodness, this is so exciting . high fives all around. that oh my goodness. the state fair, anyone heading out, umbrella or no umbrella? jeremy: leave it in the car. i'm disappointed that there are no samples here for us. we would like to judge the winning entry. we are a little on the muggy side with a drop in humidity. when you might want to give your air conditioner a break, coming up.
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hundreds of bicyclists are hitting the roads this morning all for a good cause. the way they're giving back to the community here in southeastern wisconsin. >> get important local news wherever you are with wisn 12's
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>> leading the way with important location coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning," with thema ponton and weatherwatch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news "this morning" continues. news "this morning." 5:42, saturday, august 13 with clouds outside. we are at the weather center with meteorologist jeremy nelson where we will find out if rain will fall from the clouds today. jeremy: not a lot of rain. a lot of dry time. we still need rain in locations, but the rain is starting to turn off across the area.
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primarily light in the northern and western parts of the viewing area sliding around franklin and greendale to southwestern milwaukee county. it should stay on the light side. the city is very uncomfortable, very muggy. the northern part of the state is seeing the drop in humidity that will land here into sunday. mostly cloudy skies with may be -- with maybe a spotty showers. we will look for a drop in humidity and another high close to 90 in the seven day forecast. i will show you that, coming up. thema: heavy rain causing massive flooding in louisiana. floodwaters have already claimed at least three lives. it's been raining for about a week in louisiana and mississippi. and more rain is expected today. louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency. at least 100 people had to be
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>> unfortunately, we have had this happen several times, but today it seems to be more of a heartbreaking story. thema: officials have put curfews in place for affected areas and issued road closures. a suburban chicago teenager almost loses his leg to a shark bite. the 15-year-old and his family were snorkeling in the bahamas when a shark bit his leg. he punched the shark in the nose and it let go. he lost a lot of blood and had to have his calf muscle reconstructed. he gets emotional when he talks about the doctor who saved him. >> i really want to thank the doctor that saved my life. dr. downs.
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despite the shark bite come he says he still likes sharks. right now puerto rico is under a , public health emergency because of the zika virus. more than 10,000 people on the island have been infected, nearly 2,000 in just the past week. the u.s. surgeon general says he expects about a quarter of puerto rico's population to contract zika by the end of the year. the emergency declaration gives puerto rico access to emergency funds. zika virus. the number of non-travel related cases now stands at 25. yesterday, 3 more cases were reported. this morning, team usa remains on top in rio. a big day, mostly for the u.s. swimming team. later today, all eyes will be on the track and field. let's get to the medal count the u.s. picked up 12 more medals yesterday the total now stands at 50, including 20 gold.
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medals. we'll bring you some of the highlights from the summer games starting at 7:00 on wisn 12 news "this morning." later today, thousands of bicyclists are hitting the road to support cancer care. it's the 19th annual wheeling for healing bike ride benefitting the cancer care center at community memorial hospital. the family-friendly ride is this morning in menomonee falls. registration begins at 7:00 a.m. meteorologist lindsey slater will join us after 7:00 a.m. with a live look along the race route. a crowd expected for that event. do people need rain jackets this morning? jeremy: i would say no. i'm not promising it will be dry the entire time, but leave it in the car.
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we have dew points in the 70's. we have a drop headed our way. spotty showers cannot be ruled out. it will be on the muggy side. sunday is the pic day with suntastic returns. the change will be a drop in humidity. more heat and humidity later in the work week in the seven day forecast. if you're getting deep fried goodness at the fair, maybe a spotty sprinkle this morning. do not cancel your trip to to let a 20% to 30% chance of a shower stop you. in the afternoon in the peak of daytime heating there could be a stray shower. it is muggy for any of the evening shows. partly cloudy with a nice evening. temperatures in the middle 70's. sticky this morning. you can see the humidity hanging with cloudy skies. 73 in the city with dew points
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similar in sheboygan. the pavement is wet from overnight rain showers, 70 to start the day. the numbers will be in the lower 80's by the afternoon. i mentioned dry air to the north . in international falls to the dakotas, some of that air will drop southeast. sunday is the best day of the weekend, a lot less humid. give the fan of break and open the windows. let's timeout the chance of rain . there are light showers and spotty sprinkles in knowledge and fond du lac county. they are weakening as they slide in. outside of a light shower, generally dry to start saturday morning. by the afternoon, a spotty shower or two. mainly muggy with the north to northwesterly breeze at six to 13 with high temperatures in the lower 80's.
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today, looking at maybe a spotty showers redeveloping in the afternoon at 5:00 p.m. you are probably not need the umbrella. sunday looks suntastic. less humidity. it will only be a break for couple of days. later, az, hot, and humid returns with thunderstorms. highs approaching 90 degrees late in the week. the muggy day and less humid for sunday. monday and tuesday look great with highs around 80. stepping up the temperatures and eventually landing close to 90's for high. thema: thank you. good news for all you portillos lovers, another one is coming to southeastern wisconsin. the chicago-style hot dog chain just opened in brookfield. the owners are now going to build one in greenfield.
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just south of the freeway. construction will start this fall, with the opening expected sometime in the spring. later today, the waukesha bluesfest continues. gates open from 12:30 until 10:30 at night. tickets are $22, children 8 and older -- and younger get in for free with a paying adult. still ahead, a little boys big imagination and a not nice-sounding sinker. we have a preview of "pete's dragon" and "florence foster jenkins," next first, here's a look at what's coming up next on "good morning america." >> good morning. coming up, another record-breaking day for team usa. katie listecki setting an olympic record. the 19-year-old getting another cold. michael phelps caught in a dramatic three-way tie.
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thema: welcome back. critics say she was the worst opera singer at carnegie hall. now, there's a movie all about florence foster jenkins. te frazier gives us a preview. kevin: this week, robert redford and bryce dallas howard mix the real world with a little magic for "pete's dragon." and meryl streep brings the true story of an enthusiastically bad singer to life in "florence foster jenkins." >> want to try another take? >> i don't see why. that seemed perfect to me. kevin: meryl streep plays the real life heiress florence foster jenkins who thought she could sing and didn't let anyone stop her, despite having no
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now meryl streep can, of course, sing in real life, which is why director stephen frears had to tell one of the greatest actresses of all time to stop being good. >> but honestly, towards the end we were trying to make it good and stephen came in and said you're singing too well. so, we ended up doing the whole thing live and that made the comedy live. >> maestro, do you think i'm ready for a concert? >> expand your diaphragm, florence. >> nobody could survive in that forest for six years. at least not alone. >> you'll see, i have elliott. >> who's elliott? kevin: and in "pete's dragon," elliott is a giant fuzzy green dragon who is best friends with a young orphan named pete who's been living in the woods until he's rescued and taken in by forest ranger. bryce dallas howard and her dad played by robert redford. the movie shot on location in
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forests which added to the magic , of the story of family , friendship and a boy and his , dragon. >> this is just a beautiful story. i mean truly magical. ,i think also the experience of , making this movie for all of us was so it was so fun because , i mean you know it's like a , giant, furry, green, lovable dragon. i mean it's was it kind of brought the kid out in all of us. >> elliott. kevin: for entertainment tonight i'm kevin frazier. , now back to you in the studio. thema: anyone going to the movies today, not a bad place to cool off from the humidity. jeremy: iron river doing that. going to the movie theater and cooling down. the doppler 12 radar network showing a handful of showers. keep an umbrella on standby.
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outdoor plans. expect another warm day with highs in the lower 80's. do not forget the wisn 12 app. it is all over nothing with rain. we saw 1/10 of an inch in milwaukee while brookfield got three inches. thema: some people got so much rain, others say rain? what you talking about. you ta
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good morning s, america. records shattered. katie ledecky does it again. >> new olympic record. >> crushing rivals to bring home another gold. >> good the whole way through. >> michael keaton, meantime, proves he's human. his three-way silver tie. and the soccer stunner. sweden beating team usa. goalkeeper hope solo lashing out. why she's calling her opponents cowards. "gma" is live in rio. devastating flood. the south under siege. torrential rain, 15 inches, in just one day. creating disaster. emergency crews pulling off hundreds of rescues. good samanthas saving others. this tanker swept away and the

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