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most of the year. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:59. the news continues right now. >> breaking news, fire damages two homes near sherman park. >> investigators are looking into whether it is related to the incidents in the area. we are going live to tim elliott for the very latest. tim, what are you learning out >> well, ben, melinda, we are at 50th and wright. we are near the sherman park neighborhood. it is unclear where the vacant house fire is related to the unrest we have seen in that neighborhood. we want to show you the video from the morning. firefighters were called to the scene on 50th street just after 4:00 this morning. when arriving to the street,
it is determined the the home was empty at the time. the fire spread to a nearby home. six people were inside of the home at the time. they were evacuated. i spoke with the family this morning and everyone is okay. they are thankful thern able to get out in time no. mention of a cause here this morning. authorities are saying it is too early to tell. we are staying on the scene and bring you updated information that we come morning. reporting live from the north side "12 news this morning." >> tim, thank you. authorities were out in full force overnight in the sherman park neighborhood. >> there were no other acts of violence or vandalism. several people were arrested overnight. again, we are told there were no
mentioned. >> authorities took two big steps to cut down on the number of people walking in the park, including putting up fences. thema is live near sherman and burleigh. thema? >> well, melinda, we are outside of this bp gas station that burned down saturday night. you are seeing the damage here. also an officer here on the scene. we have been here throughout the morning. we are across from sherman park. that is one of the this orange fencing is up this morning. the park was supposed to open at 6:00 a.m. as for last night and this morning, we are told no major acts of vandalism or violence reported. the police staging near the park this morning. that is just down the block where a man was shot and killed by a police officer.
news and they don't condone the violence. now as for the bigger picture, the police arrested a number of people and forced the crowds of people to leave the area. no significant problems were reported. back here live, the orange fence is still up. we did see one of the yellow vehicles put up we have not seen seens of the fencing coming down here. we are continuing to keep an eye on things throughout the morning. the park is scheduled to open at 6:00 a.m. >> thema, thank you. the decision to close down the park and the boys and girls club in the park is not sitting well with some in the neighborhood. the sheriff's deputies cleared the park and put up the snow
last night and members of the community association are saying it is likely to make things worse because of one last place to go. >> i think that we need to have activities. the issue is the go on lock down and get out, and encourage the people to come out of the homes and come and participate and help to have ownership. >> the park will every day 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. >> the second step, a curfew for 17 years old and younger, that curfew expired at 5:00 a.m. the leaders think that is one of the reasons of relative calm overnight. now the curfew is in effect 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the police chief and the mayor
and mentioned it is a mostly peaceful night. they are crediting family, community and faithful groups in helps keep the young people off to streets. >> they have taken very, very seriously the cur fee going into effect tonight for those under the age of 18. >> the cur fee is continuing until further notice. no reports of for the officers or civilians. two people were hurt during the unrest over the weekend. a 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old man. eight milwaukee police officers were hurt as were four sheriff deputies. nick sat down with police chief flynn to talk about coping with the stress. flynn said this has give tennessee officers a chance to bond with the communities they
a chance to work together in teams and teams forge bonds and the work they are doing is necessary. >> now, amid all of this, 45 new police recruits began the journey to become milwaukee police officers and were sworn in yesterday and spending the next six months training. >> the investigation into the police shooting is in the hands of the wisconsin department of justice. there ma release of the body cam. the police say that smith was holding a gun as he was running from a traffic stop. now the officer that shot sho and killed him, the spokesperson is saying in the light of the unrest they are working to release the video. mayor barrett, chief flynn and governor walker say they think it should be released as soon as possible.
the set weighs and met with the police officers at 49th and north and thanking them for the work. he also stopped by to thank members of the national guard. they remain on stand by. >> right now, six people arrested overnight by the milwaukee police, but no reports of violence or sherman park is closed from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. and a curfew for 17 years old and younger from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. until further notice. the measures put in place after a violent weekend. eight milwaukee police officers and four sheriff deputies were hurt. this followed the deadly
smith. >> you can stay informed about the situation by downloading the wisn 12 news app. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:08. we continue to follow the stories all morning long. now to forecast. >> sally has a look at the tuesday forecast. sal? >> how about this picture for this morning. this is mounted in sheboygan. you can see a mostly cloudy sk through in sheboygan and the temperatures 70. dew .66. the winds are calm. patchy fog in the area. visibility is good in sheboygan. dodge county getting reports of lower visibility in some of the locations. forecast for today, morning clouds are pushing off and away. we become party sunny. highs going up to 83. now there are a couple of
kenosha. showers, a few are possible after 10:00 tonight. better chances after mid night. rain and storms. so overall, generally dry for today. warm and humid for tomorrow and thursday. melinda. >> thank you, sal. traffic watch 12, in incidents or accidents to report. everything is looking pretty good. a slight delay, 894th we are following breaking news z a fire ungulfs a home. >> the flames were shooting from the house when the first spopders arrived this morning about two hours ago. a second house was also damaged. tim elliott is on the scene. we have a live report coming up next. stay with us, you are watching
fire at 50th and wright. it is unclear right now if this fire is related to other incidents in the area. >> we are going live to tim elliott with the latest information. tim? >> milwaukee fire department is busy here this morning at the intersection of 50th and wright. the house is a half block down the way here. they have been very bu fire over the weekend in the area. we are not sure if this is connected to the unrest. that is being investigated. going to the video here, the smoke and flames coming from the home there. six people were evacuated from a nearby home and they are all safe. the investigation into the cause
>> 6:13 now. sherman park was closed overnight because of the recent incidents in the area. it was rescheduled to reopen 15 minutes ago now. we are going live to thema. >> well, good morning, ben, it appears that sherman park is still closed from where we are standing. this orange fencing is still up. it was put up last night around the park. we are at the corner of sherman and burleigh. this entrance is not yet opened. it was supposed to open at 6:00 a.m. the only scene we have seen thus far is a man cutting the grass. we have seen people going down the drive to the boys and girls club. that is thot closed. but the park is closed. we are helicoptering to keep your eye on things and we'll let
>> thema, thank you. 6:14, sal, we have a little warm weather left. >> we are not done with the 80s yet. some of the prettiest weather is september and october. we are just in this mid point of august and early the morning our morning clouds will give way to at least partial sunshine today. as we reach upo the muggy is not going. for this evening, it is dry this evening, the clouds return and the showers and thundershowers after 10:00 and mid night. the lows in the low 70s. for tomorrow, spotty showers about and lots of dry hours and the temperatures reach up to mid 80s. we have a cold front and showers add storm chances over the weekend. >> the road to white house is running through wisconsin today.
bend. he's drawing criticism for the vetting of immigrants coming to the united states. we are in washington with the latest. >> ben, expecting to hear more from donald trump rallying tonight in west bend and explaining om those sharing our values should be admitted to our country. drum donald trump is travelling through the midwest and stopping in >> we will defeat radical islamic terrorism. but the proposal for what he calls the extreme vetting calling attention. those who do not believe in our constitution or support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted into our country. >> hillary clinton's campaign
a new ad and said this so-called policy cannot be taken seriously. joe biden teaming up with hillary clinton for the first time. this man is totalledly unqualitied to be president of the united states of america. >> clinton got assistance from president obama to attend a fundraiser. in washington, wisn 12 news. >> after stopping in west bend, donald trump is taping a cable news segment. tim kaine is attending a private fundraiser is milwaukee today. >> ben, new this morning, president obama has ordered that 15 detainees be transferred out of cuba facility. they are transferred to a uae.
transferred to a dozen countries. the current prison population is down to 61, there were 252 when president obama took office. a 7th person is found dead from the flooding in louisiana. authorities say a man was found near a local library. the heavy rains started on staying in shementers this morning. >> at the olympic games in rio, brazil won their second gold in the's pole vault. america took the bronze. in women's gymnastic, the netherlands taking a gold on the ball beam finals.
biles is going for a 4th medal today. in basketball, the women's team is beginning the play with japan later in the day. the united states is leading the pack 75 medals. 26 gold, 23 silver, 26 bronze. that is followed by china in second with 46, great britain with 41. the games end on sunday. >> traffic watch travel alert in the zoo interchange a ramp is closed eastbound 94 to northbound 41. to get around that closure, you can take hie one hundred to water plank road near the hospital. >> i will do that at least twice. >> yes. >> before you remember.
>> well, construction is going to continue with very have you interruptions. overall, many, many dry hours. a couple of sprinkles this morning. ra keen and kenosha moving off as well. the strong low pressure is moving into lower michigan. we are clipped with the clouds yesterday. most of the moisture to the south. a shot of rain tonight, it is thouf of low pressure approaching from the plains likely after 10:00, 11:00. we could hear thunder tonight as well. 73 at the airport. brown deer 71. touch cooler inland. i do think that the clouds make an exit for us.
in the clouds. now with a little heating t model is trying to get a stray shower or two going, it is most unlikely. tonight the trough is getting closer. this is after mid night. the showers, a couple embedded thunderstorms. a couple of downpours overnight. wednesday calls for temperatures mid 80s. again, hit or miss showers in place for us on wednesday. many i think that the best shot of sustained rain heads our way on saturday. look at the 80s across the board. showers and storms likely on saturday with a sharp cold front and the temperatures falling back to the low 70s. the lows in the 50s. those longing for cooler and less humid air we'll deliver by the weekend. >> open the windows.
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4:00 this morning. >> the investigators are looking into whether it is related to other incidents. tim? >> ben, melinda, the fire officials are not saying this fire is suspicious, but could it be connected to the unrest happening in sherman park. it is too early to tell on that note right there. we are going to the video of what we sa w scene. heavy smoke and flame shooting from the home on 50th street in milwaukee. the firefighters attacked the fire immediately from the air. they found that the home was vacant. no one was inside at the time. the fire was intense and spread to a nearby home and six people were inside of the home and sleeping and the firefighters evacuated the family. five adults, one child and got
investigation. the red cross is on the scene here this morning and helping the people displaced by the fire. the firefighters are wrapping up this scene here over the past 45 minutes or so. this street should be re-opened coming up shortly. we are staying on the scene and looking into what caused the fire. we'll keep you updated all day long >> thank you. a large police presence in the sherman park neighborhood. the police dispersed a few crowds of people and made some arrests following the two days of arrests. >> overnight a curfew. >> it is a precaution and apply
them. it is active 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and violators could face up to a $2,000 fine. >> most of the community in this neighborhood as ponded to positive messaging and is not interested in doing damage. >> what has been a major, major source of support has been the faith community, the community groups who have been out there working to make this a safe situation. >> >> the curfew for everyone 17 and under will continue at night until further notice and then starting at the end of the month, milwaukee's normal school year curfew of 10:00 p.m. will begin. >> officials also closed sherman park overnight. thema is live near sherman and burleigh with the latest.
we are next to the park here. this orange fencing remains up. it was put up around 6:00 last night. the park was scheduled to reopen at 6:00 a.m. the grass cutter is here and two people here. officials say that sherman park will be closed 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. every day until further notice. the people that wisn 12 news spoke with are not happen i about the fencing going up. >> sherman don't deserve this. we don't deserve this. that's just not fair. >> this is not going to change anything. this, this right here is going to make everything worse.
the milwaukee police and the sheriff and the wisconsin state patrol. back live here at sherman and burleigh, we have not seen signs from where we are stationed that any of the fencing is coming down. we'll helicopter to watch things this morning. for now, live in milwaukee sherman park neighborhood. >> thank you, thema. 6:34. >> tensions have been high in milwaukee for the last three days leading to unrest and violence. sunday night saw crowds clashing with police. news chopper 12 was over this confrontation in sherman park. chopper also caught this moment sunday night when an officer was hit by a rock. you can see him fall and other officers help lead him away from the area. >> on saturday when the unrest first began, seven businesses
it was destroyed. firefighters had to keep their distance because of gunshots in the area. news chopper 12 flying again sunday night. this car was set on fire which led to an explosion. this all began when a police officer shot and killed a suspect on saturday afternoon. according to police, sylville smith ran from a traffic stop. he had a stolen gun with him. during the chase, an officer shot smith twice. he later died. this all happened at 44th and au chief ed flynn says the officer who fired the shots is african-american and his body camera was working. the wisconsin department of justice is leading the investigation and will decide when that footage becomes public. >> new from overnight, family of the man killed by police gathered near sherman and auer just down the block from the shooting scene. police were also staged in that area. relatives and friends prayed near a makeshift memorial. they told wisn 12 news
broken out in the last few days. we'll have more throughout the morning. you can always read the very latest information, watch the videos coming into the news room on the wisn 12 news app and at wisn.com. >> death investigation underway in west allis. the authorities were called last night and police s 26-year-old woman found in a vehicle and not breathing. it is confirmed the the woman has died and investigators are looking into what happened. now out the door with weatherwatch 12. >> sally is watching the forecast. maybe chance for rain today? >> just a slight chance of a stray shower. showers this week widely scatter
plenty of 80s in the forecast for this week. there is a cool down coming for the weekend, with great sleeping weather. right now 73. the sun is beginning to try to poke through the clouds. winds are light and north. we look at the winds becoming light and south in the afternoon. 73, winds are north. dew 67. warm and muggy today. the clouds are going to thin out. we have had a couple of stray showers. those are 72 tonight. better chances for showers and storms after mid night or so. stray showers are possible tomorrow with lots of dry hours. mid 80s. >> sal, thank you. 6:37. >> flooding in louisiana. >> a camera recording the rescue there. the people that came to the rescue moments before a woman's car disappeared under the water. >> severe weather strikes in indiana, the damage from the
>> right now louisiana is dealing with a flooding disaster. a woman and her dog is safe this morning. the rescue is caught on camera in baton rouge. the workers getting to the car when going they tried to break the windows and pulled the woman to the surface just as the car goes under completely. this man was able to pull the window open and pulled the woman to the surface. then they went back for the dog and got the animal to safety too. >> new this morning, tornadoes rip through parts of indiana. now we're getting a look at the damage left behind. the national weather service confirmed that tornadoes hit
the storms damaged homes and power lines. one tornado destroyed a barn and a home. tornado warnings have expired but central indiana is still under a flash flood watch. wisn 12 news time now is 6:42. >> a serious wreck in chicago ends with a car split in half. >> the aftermath of that crash caught on camera. what caused the wreck and how the driver managed to survive. >> and on the campaign trail, a former new york mayor is getting a lot of backlash. the comment he made that has new
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>> welcome back. we are following breaking news. >> fire d sherman park neighborhood. the fire reported around 4:00 this morning at 50th and wright and the fire started in a vacant house and a second neighboring house was damaged. the investigators are looking into whether it is related to the recent incidents. we have more coming up. >> if you're just waking up, it's been a quiet night and morning in milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. police have not reported any
although there were some arrests and lingering crowds. there was a mandatory curfew in effect for people 17 and under. the park itself was closed and a fence was set up around it. this follows two days of unrest, saturday night and sunday night. >> turning now to rio de janeiro and the olympic games. right now the u.s. is number one in the medal count by a big margin. american athletes have won a total of 75 medals including 26 gold, 23 silver, 2 china comes in second with a total of 46 medals, 15 of those are gold. and great britain is in third place with 16 gold medals and 41 total. >> for tourists at the olympic games, sugarloaf mountain is a must-see. the iconic spot is visible from rio's beaches, but you have to go to the top of the mountain to really get a breathtaking view. wisn 12 news' nigel robertson made it to the top.
park. >> covering the games is exciting and we had to get out and experience rio. so we went to the top of sugar loaf mountain. i tell you, it is the best views yet. towering into the sky at this one spot where the atlantic ocean meets the city, sugarloaf mountain is breathtaking. so is the ride to the top. >> i'm >> we found jonathan goodson from indiana in the crowd of people getting ready to take the cable car up 1300 feet into the sky. >> i like the heights. >> the ride smooth. if you get a good spot, the views, well, take a look for yourself. once at the top, you get a view of copacabana beach, guanabara bay and the rio harbor.
i mean, there are all kinds of other beaches around here and stuff. it looks awesome. >> everyone needs to come to rio. everyone should be here on top of the world seeing the beaches seeing the atlantic, feeling the sun. >> clearly this is a popular spot people pulling out their phones getting selifes taking videos so i figured since i am here, i might as well do it myself. while we were here, from around the world were leaving messages. only for a moment taking their eyes off of all of this. honestly, you have to try and convince yourself when it's time to head back down, but you come back with a better view of what a beautiful city this truly is. >> yea, way better, yea. sweeter like sugarloaf, you know what i mean. sugarloaf mountain gets its name from its shape resembling a
in rio, nigel, wisn 12 news. >> commitment 2016 now and the >> we looked that up, very cool. sugar loaf has been open since 1912. it has been rebuilt twice in 1972 and 2008. >> it looks like a loaf of refined sugar. >> the top athlete competing and they are competing in the senior games in michigan. a hundred-year-old fred winter taking part. it is part of michigan's state senior olympics going on all month long. winter says he's in great shape. >> i'm up to a hundred pushups right now. bing, bing, bing. you know. you have to do them fast.
won't make it. >> oh, he's the best. >> that is impressive. >> look at the baseball cap on back wards there. >> top athletes compete in the national games next year in alabama. >> i love that story. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:50. first responder comes to the getting stuck. aw. his head was inside of a yogurt cup and happened in the ems crew's driveway. oh, they popped that off. he was wraped in a blanket and removed the cup. the video was posted to facebook. poor guy. >> i had a dog that did that all of the time though.
the extra and nose would be stuck in it. >> they handled the squirrel gingerly, as you can see. it is a wild animal. >> well, early today, some clouds around. the sun is trying to peek through. we look at a mix of sun and clouds. there we are clearing nicely. this is mounted at discovery world. right now, the winds are and north and for a good chunk of the day. some time after 3:00 we see the winds shift up out of the south. the clouds are exiting nicely and becoming party sunny. low pressure. we are not done with the shower chances, a trough of low pressure sailing across the state tonight and triggering a few stray showers.
lunchtime, a few clouds going. the model is squeezing a few daytime showers. but 9:00 tonight we keep our eye to the west, a few showers pivoting through after mid night or so. a little rain going and thunder this. this is not a big deal. we move into wednesday and we look at once again a mix of sun and clouds and spotty showers chances again during wednesday especially tomorrow afternoon. we are looking at warmer air moving in as well. so today 83. but then a 80s for thursday and friday. dryer thursday. warm and humid. on friday, 80s. the cold front is holding off until saturday and seeing a good chance for showers and storms and that ushers in a much cooler
50s and highs in the low 70s for sunday, monday and tuesday. thank you, sal. >> back to the breaking news. >> two homes are damaged near 50th and wright and the investigators are looking at whether the fire is related to recent incidents in the area. tim elliott has the latest. tim? >> well, firefighters are currently wrapping up the scene here. but underway. we are a few short blocks prosecute the sherman park neighborhood. the question is that fire related to the unrest we have been seeing. right now, it is too early to tell. the firefighters were called to the scene around 4:00 a.m. today and found a vacant home on fire. the home is a total loss this morning. the fire spread to a nearby home. six people were nigh of the home
the people are safe here this morning. once again, the big question what caused this fire this morning a few short blocks from the sherman park neighborhood. reporting live from milwaukee's north side "12 news this morning." >> tim, thank you. sherman park was closed overnight to cut down on the foot traffic in the area. >> thema is live with the latest. >> we have been here and keeping an eye on when the park is reopening. the fencing us put up last night to keep the people out of the park. we are here at sherman and burleigh, at this particular section, we have not seen any activity from any of the deputies or the law enforcement that put up the fencing. there is a man cutting the grass
and girl club. a man and woman coming into the park and walked over the fencing and stood by the tree. we are going to continue to keep an eye on things. we have a call into the sheriff's department about when the fencing will be coming down. >> thank you, thema. now the commitment 2016 and the race for the white house, donald um wisconsin today. this is coming as republican presidential candidate is getting help campaigning from new york mayor rudy giuliani and he's getting criticism after making a comment. >> by the way, under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton
>> giuliani was mayor of new york during the world trade center attacks on 9/11 when george w. bush was president. a trump spokesman tried to backtrack saying that giuliani meant there were no attacks between the 9/11 attacks and when obama took office. >> crash in chicago splitting a car in half. the car swerved and hit a light pole and split in two and the fire started and the driver was pulled to safety. >> "g.m.a." has a check on the headlines, including the unrest in milwaukee up next. >> first, we are looking outside. a final check on the forecast
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>> "g.m.a." is up next and covering the unrest in milwaukee. have a great morning; everyb good morning, america. breaking overnight a search for survivors under way after deadly floods hit the south. 30,000 rescued. the national guard pulling people to safety. now rivers are on the rise as the midwest faces twisters overnight and severe weather moves east. donald trump talking tough >> i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> how trump says he will keep america safe from isis and will his reset last as vice president joe biden hits the trail with hillary clinton calling trump's ideas dangerous. we have an abc news exclusive. the 10-year-old girl who fell from the top of a ferris wheel speaking out after that terrible accident.