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>> right now, people in milwaukee are coming together to heal after the unrest more than a week ago. how sherman park is recovering and what we're learning about the shooting that set off the violence. >> and a historic church undergoing emergency the repair that will replace 45,000 pounds of stone and what it means for one of milwaukee's most important landmarks. >> but first, weather watch 12. there's still a month left in summer, but it feels like fall this morning. we're tracking cool conditions in southeast wisconsin. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. >> and i'm tim elliott. ben has the day off. it's 4:30 on this monday, august 22nd.
and i put the heat on in the car this morning. >> i didn't go that far. 49 in watertown. 50 waukesha. 52 west bend. 51 beaver dam. a little warmer at port and temperatures are at 59 degrees and 58 at the airport. fair skies, light winds overnight and the temperatures took a tumble. it is a refreshing start and we are looking at a today through wednesday. today high around 79. tomorrow low 80s. a touch for rain is headed our way, especially on wednesday. rain and a few storms and temperatures into the upper 70s. melinda? >> thank you, sal. >> 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 tablet. 4:31. >> an 18-year-old is dead after an overnight shooting in milwaukee. right now, police are searching
the shooting happened early this morning near 18th and hadley. police say an officer on patrol found the victim and tried to revive him but he died at the scene. also new from overnight, a police chase ends in a crash. brown deer police say officers spotted a stolen vehicle late last night. police say that mini-van sped away from officers causing a crash near 76th and hope and then finally rolling over at 84th and carmen. the 17-year-old driver was arrested. no one was seriously hurt. >> wisn 12 news time now is 4:32. >> more than a week after unrest and violence in milwaukee, things are slowly returning to normal in the sherman park neighborhood. later today, we're expecting to learn more about the police shooting that set off the unrest. a police officer shot and killed sylville smith on saturday, august 13th during a traffic stop. investigators say that smith ran from the scene and was carrying a stolen gun. this happened near 44th and auer. an autopsy confirmed that smith
the state department of justice is investigating the shooting. they have not released footage from the officer's body camera yet. >> right now, the focus in sherman park is on hope and healing. last night, a group of local rappers gathered in the park to help children in the neighborhood. they performed and offered prayers for peace. the musicians handed out free school supplies to the kids. also yesterday, a group of activists gathered in sherman park to speak out for justice. they say police are targeting justice for sylville smith but the activists say this is bigger than one case and members of the community gather to share a meal and discuss the future of milwaukee. organizers say they want to bring people together to communicate and solve problems in the city. >> we'll continue to follow the latest developments on the police shooting and the healing process in milwaukee. stay with wisn 12 news and our mobile app for the latest information.
wisconsin police shooting, this time in new london north of oshkosh. according to the department of justice, a police officer shot and killed a man who was carrying a toy gun. officials say the man had a warrant out for his arrest and he pulled out the toy gun when officers tried to arrest him on friday. police say they thought it was a real gun. >> right now, family, friends and fans are remembering musician matt roberts best-known as part of the band "three doors down." roberts was in west bend for a benefit concert for the stars and stripes honor flig saturday morning police found him dead in the hallway of his hotel. on saturday night, the show went on. >> he's such a rock star, we cannot believe what happened. what do you say? a lot of people didn't realize the show was going to go on, but it did. >> roberts was 38 years old. authorities have not yet confirmed how he died. >> later today, restoring a piece of milwaukee's history. the basilica of saint josaphat
today. crews will hoist 45,000 pounds of stone into the air to replace damaged stone on the basilica. this is part of the first emergency phase of the restoration. the basilica foundation is trying to raise seven and a half million dollars to repair the historical landmark. >> this back-to-school season you can help thousands of milwaukee students. wisn 12 is partnering with the salvation army and mps for the class act phone bank tomorrow and wednesday. call in to make donationto backpacks and supplies. you can also help us and our radio partners wklh stuff the bus by dropping off supplies at the walgreens at mayfair and north on wednesday, or you can donate by heading to wisn.com or by texting classact, one word, to 41444. wisn 12 news time now is 4:35. >> a jail worker gets help from an unexpected source after an inmate attacks.
>> plus, a woman and her tortoise reunited. >> and it feels so good. the special bond they share and how the tortoise managed to travel so far. >> but first, let's take a live look outside as we head to break. tim put on the heat to come in here today. >> i did. it was 58. that is chilly. >> yes, it is. maybe you are going to do the same. when it is going to warm up hope you had a great weekend, everybody. you are feingold: that's my grandfather with a brand new truck. it
was one of the first to come 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,
>> we are using to 20 minutes before 5:00. welcome to monday morning. beautiful weather in store for us today and plenty in the way of sunshine. it is feeling a touch like fall. the temperatures in the 50s. high pressure is influencing the weather, colliding into the ohio valley. the winds are light and west. and going light and south throughout the day. right now 58 at the airport.
of the day. going up to 79, sunshine. maybe a light jacket, 50 in waukesha at this hour. for tuesday, we stay dry, increasing clouds tuesday night. we time out the rain for wednesday coming up. >> new this morning, when a guard at an oklahoma jail was unexpected place. >> take a look, the attack was caught on camera. officials say an inmate attacked the jail employee and threw him to the ground. that's when another inmate stepped in and helped get the suspect under control. >> very nice to see that. >> yes. >> a woman and her lifelong pet are reunited this morning. >> it's not her loyal dog, it's a tortoise. >> is that your baby?
i'm looking at her scales. >> this woman has had touche the tortoise since she was five years old. the animal is about 100 years old. she says someone left her gate open and touche escaped. in ten days, he traveled nearly seven miles. the man who found touche saw a post about the missing tortoise on social media. he's home safe this morning. tortes. >> louisiana dealing with devastating flooding. >> president obama is heading there this week, but he's under fire for not showing up earlier. why the state's governor is defending the commander in chief. >> plus, ryan lochte is sharing his side of the story. what the olympian has to say about an encounter in brazil that's caused an international controversy.
>> we are back right here on "12 news this morning." it is 4:45, monday, august 22nd. over the weekend, you felt the ting offal in the air, didn't you? >> you know, you really did. yesterday morning i was out and about early with the dogs, oh, i need a little jacket. and e in watertown. 50 at waukesha. a live look at racine and the temperatures 56 degrees. we get light south winds going for today. it is a little coolish to start with. with the sunshine today the highs going up to 79. low 80s tomorrow. seasonal highs for most of the week with the readings near 80 degrees. melinda? >> sal, thank you. >> right now, louisiana is still dealing with disastrous flooding.
60,000 homes have been damaged. that's thousands more than reported just last week and the number will likely go up as the water recedes and more families try to return home. heavy rains earlier this month caused the flooding. fema says more than 100,000 people have registered for assistance. the red cross is calling is the worst disaster in the u.s. since superstorm sandy in 2012. >> president obama has faced criticism r not visiting louisiana immediately, but the state's govern s good reason for that, he asked obama to stay away at first. >> i didn't want to divert the police officers, the sheriff's deputies the state troopers and other essential resources and assets to providing security for the president while they were needed in this region to undergo, to undertake those response activities. >> president obama is planning a trip to louisiana tomorrow. donald trump has already visited.
helped draw attention to the disaster. trump's campaign says he made a $100 thousand donation to a baptist church that they visited in louisiana. >> president obama under fire from a republican senator. he said the president is acting like a quote,drug dealer in chief. illinois senator mark kirk made the statement to a newspaper last week. he was referring to the $400 million that the u.s. sent to iran in exchange for american prisoners' release. kirk suggested that iran may funnel that money into dangerous groups in the middle east. other republican lawmakers are slamming the payment calling it ransom, but the white house says it's part of a settlement that dates back to 1979. >> later today, a push to restore voting rights to 13,000 convicted criminals. virginia's governor has been trying to restore voting rights to felons in his state. republicans challenged an executive order back in april.
now governor terry mcauliffe is promising to use an auto pen to sign the paperwork for each felon that qualifies. >> at least five tornadoes touched down in western michigan over the weekend leaving behind some serious damage. trees were blown over, homes damaged and debris sent flying. now, crews are working to clear the debris and repair damage so families can go home. there is good news, officials say no one was hurt in the severe storms. severe weather almost everywhere, south of here. we had local downpours. you experienced that too? >> yes. >> and nice to have mother nature water the gardens. dry in place for us today and tomorrow. we get a little rain going by wednesday. here live on the radar network and the skies are fair. high pressure is influencing the weather. you can see hardly a cloud in
high pressure in place for us. this morning 51 brookfield. 54 greenfield. 50 waukesha. 53 mequon. elsewhere, 49 watertown. 50 west bend. 47 burlington. the hour by hour forecast for today we look at the sunshine across the board. lighter southwest temperatures, i think around 79 degrees. plenty in the way of sunshine today. we push into the evening and overnight hours tonight with the lows holding upper 50s and low 60s. this is tomorrow at lunchtime, sunshine for tomorrow. increasing clouds by tuesday night. this is mid night going into wednesday. a few showers and a couple of thunderstorms.
upper 70s to very low 80s. touch cooler for friday. the only shower chances are late tuesday night into wednesday. a couple of showers lingering early thursday. once again on sunday. tim? >> thank you, sal. traffic watch 12, we are looking outside at i-94 at us-18. a few cars on the roadways. the drive times, everything in the green... >> a scandal of olympic proportions, four swimmers claim they were robbed in rio but police say the american athletes are the ones who committed a crime. now ryan lochte has admitted that they weren't robbed. instead, armed security guards forced them to pay for damage they caused at a gas station. >> so a gun was pointed at us,
robbery, you can call that extortion or you can just say we had to pay the money for the damage of that poster. i can't say what it was, all i know is that we were frightened because a gun was involved and was pointed at us. >> lochte says he takes full responsibility for the situation and says he doesn't know why he over-exaggerated the story. the us olympic committee says the swimmers could face punishment. >> wisn 12 news time now is 4:51. >> the rio olympics are officially over. athletes and fans wrapped up the festivities with the closing ceremony last night. brazil said goodbye with a spectacular show. each country was represented with a flag, gymnastics gold medalist simone biles carried the us' flag. then, brazil passed the torch and the olympic flag on to tokyo, that's where the games
>> a final check of the medal count. the us never lost the lead finishing with 121 medals, 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. china comes in second with 70 medals, including 26 gold and great britain takes third place with a total of 67. rounding out the top five are russia and germany. >> zika, water quality and a lack of readiness. the rio olympics started with world-wide worries, but many people are saying things went better than they thought. wisn 12 news' deirdre fitzpatrick has our final wrap up from olympics park. ?? >> it's a city known for its natural beauty. but rio de janeiro faced ugly fears of zika, dirty water and its ability to pull off south america's first olympics. despite all the controversy over water quality, zika these games have
enjoyed. >> if team usa's women were a country, they'd rank 3rd in the medal count for golds. >> i'm not sure i'll feel normal again. >> thanks to the four golds won by simone biles, team gold for the final five. a 3rd consecutive gold for cyclist kristin armstrong. the first ever us women's gold in triathlon for gwen jorgensen and another american first, a women's sweep in the 100 meter hurdles. ashton eaton, only the 3rd man michael phelps lived up to the hype. >> i can't even wrap my head around 28 medals. that's just insane. >> michael phelps retires the most decorated olympian. leaving usa swimming's future to 19 year old katie ledecky and an uncertain future for four swimmers after a bathroom incident seen around the world. there is now a warning for future athletes.
you're on a big stage. the mistakes you make are magnified. >> despite highly visible security, some athletes reported street violence and robberies and fans complained of long lines and ticket problems. >> with all the negative, the talk the issues, once the party starts, no one does it better. >> next up for rio and team usa: the paralympics september 7th through the 18th. at the rio olympics, i'm deirdre fitzpatrick, wisn 12 news. >> thank you. are you missing the olympics, south korea and tokyo is hosting the next summer olympics. >> sad to see it go. >> usa, usa. >> yes. >> the zika virus still spreading in parts of the u.s. >> an expected mother in florida is going to extremes to protect herself.
>> welcome back. new this morning, researchers have found that evidence of the zika virus may affect adult brains. >> that virus is connect toad the brain abnormalities in unborn babies. this new research is still in mice and suggests that zika can damage the adult brain cells critical to the researchers are planning more studies. >> new this morning, a group is calling on the fda is investigate sun screens. it is suggested that some hide the sun burns and higher spf labels encourage the people to stay in the sun longer but the sun screen is not protecting the skin. new york senator is calling for a similar investigation. >> doctors in massachusetts are
increase in opiod abuse. there is a fit bit advice tracking the drug use. it is used for the people in treatment. also in the works, a pill that detects how much and how often a patient takes pain medications after leaving the hospital. despite years of recommendations and support from the leading medical institutions many parents are hpv vaccine. 57% of the parents said it is a good idea if there was an opt out option. hpv infecting 80 million people in the u.s.
>> good morning. welcome the "12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. >> i'm tim elliott. ben wagner has the day off. it is monday, august 22nd. right now, kids, music and dancing, a much different picture of sherman park. when t neighbors can expect answers from the police about the shooting violence. >> hitting the reset button, why some think that donald trump will change his stance on miweek. now to a look at the comte and forecast. >>eres sally. a cool day to start with? >> yes, it is a sweater start morning. currently 53 degrees. this is mounted in blue harbor