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[captioning made possible by wisn-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: right now on wisn 12 news. sheldon: a man is behind bars in mississippi, accused in the brutal murders of two nuns, one with ties to the milwaukee area. what investigators are saying about the suspect. connected to the unrest in milwaukee. the role police say this man played in the violence. but first, we're learning about the victims in a deadly crash on milwaukee's northside. sheldon: trey hale and his cousin demetrius batchelor junior, both just 15-years-old, died after they were thrown from the car. adrienne: friends and family are gathering at the site of the crash tonight. wisn 12 news ben hutchison joins us live from 35th and keefe.
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memories of both boys. >> those loved ones been three hours out here and left moments ago. they put flowers and balloons near the tree where those two men lost their lives. it was a tough sight to see for many of the people at the scene of the crash, a lot of hugs and tears. debris is still spread out from the violent impact of the car hitting the tree last night. investigators say speed was a fact half. family tells me the driver was excited to take the other three boys, all cousins, for a ride in his car and they're now devastated by the loss of trey and demetrius. >> they were loving and respectful young men and never got into trouble. >> like i said before, we have a
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need is the community to pray for us. need is the community to pray for us. >> sharing a lot of nice memories today, the family tells me another passenger is in intensive care right now, just hoping he's able to pull through . reporting live at 35th and keefe, ben hutchison, wisn 12 news. adrienne: new charges tonight in the unrest that rocked milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. 28-year-old darius saxton appeared in court this afternoon. he now faces three counts of burglary. this is the fifth arrest connected to the violence that erupted following the deadly police shooting two weeks ago. according to court documents, saxton admits going into three businesses during the unrest, including jet beauty, o'reilly's auto parts, and metro pcs. saxton denies breaking into the businesses or having any part in setting them on fire. new at 6:00, bringing milwaukee together after a turbulent couple of weeks. 25 churches today held city-wide block parties today. it's part of the kickoff for the all things in common initiative, aiming to increase resources and start a conversation within the community.
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here. we are bridging gaps. we are building relationships, and that's what this day is about so this is going to go on , from now until we don't need it any longer. adrienne: some also won free gas, groceries, and bus passes. sheldon: to the weather now rain , has moved out, for now. chief meteorologist mark baden is in the weather center tonight. what can they expect? mark: grab your umbrella. will probably not need it, but if you end up one of those showers, you did. there are a few of those popping right now. beautiful picture here looking west. there are scattered showers developing. we have a thunderstorm to the south of us in northern illinois. i want to go into the area right over milwaukee county now. you can see one shower developing pretty much right over south milwaukee -- excuse
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that will head into milwaukee and bayview. temperatures are warm and it is sticky out there. we have to watch out for fault. i will have more on that and a couple of minutes. sheldon: mark, thank you so much. you can keep the forecast close by this weekend with the wisn 12 news mobile app. if you haven't already, download the free mobile app. just search wisn in your app store. adrienne , police believe stabbed two nuns to death in mississippi is behind bars. rodney earl sanders faces two counts of capital murder. as investigators work to find a motive, friends and family of the sisters pray for peace. >> we are all just lost. it's like a nightmare you're going to wake up from any minute. adrienne: in an interview you'll only see on 12, jean knoll describes finding out her sister margaret held was one of two nuns murdered in a mississippi home. >> i've been thinking of our lifetime together, and all the good times and things we did together. that's what i've been think of, and missing her.
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slinger. the entire family felt close to the other nun who died, sister paula merrill. in this short clip, sister merrill explains their work. >> we just see patients and do what needs to be done. adrienne: now this man, rodney earl sanders, is behind bars for the brutal attack. police arrested him in mississippi last night. investigators believe sanders took the nun's car. >> i know they fought. i know they fought. and the saddest part is they would have given him anything. adrienne: the school sisters of saint francis which margaret held belonged to released a statement today saying there is still much we do not know about the suspect and the circumstances that led to this brutal and senseless crime. they went on to extend their thanks to the officers in mississippi working on the case. right now, investigators are trying to find out if there is any connection between sanders, the suspect, and the two women. funeral services for sister held and sister merrill are scheduled in mississippi tomorrow and
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sheldon: we're working to learn more about a shooting near 45th and north. milwaukee police say the criminal investigation bureau is looking into exactly what happened. streets that were blocked off in that area this morning are back open tonight. streets are also back open tonight near 27th and vliet. you're looking at video from the scene of a crash from around 8:00 this morning. at least two cars were involved. we'll bring you updates as we learn more about both of these developing stories. milwaukee's common council president says leadership and investment is what the city needs after the recent unrest in sherman park. >> you saw at that event something you typically don't see when you are trying to address the issue of poverty in the city of milwaukee. you saw the executive director of the state. you saw the governor. you saw the county executive.
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together. >> the common council president. >> and the common council president standing together, , identifying a specific problem said needed to be addressed and a quick agreement on what a solution should look like and what it could be. sheldon: tomorrow on upfront, council president ashanti hamilton on where milwaukee goes next. upfront airs sunday mornings at 9:00 right here on wisn. as part of our commitment to bring you important political coverage, wisn 12 is partnering with the marqute law school to host a live debate between senator ron johnson and former senator russ feingold. upfront host mike gousha will moderate. watch it live tuesday, october 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. adrienne: whether you like it or not, in just five days students , at milwaukee public schools head back to class. to help them get ready, mps held its annual run back to school event this morning.
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youth recreation programs and helps kick off the school year. >> a lot of people are rallying around the school system and making sure the kids have the support they need, so i am very optimistic, but we have a lot of hard work to do. adrienne: this is the ninth year for the event. sheldon: house hunters, listen up. happening now the parade of , homes presented by the metropolitan builders you can check out this year's event in the weyerhaven subdivision in menomonee falls. the annual event showcases the work local home builders do all year round. you're taking a look inside one of about 20 houses on display. visitors get the chance to preview the latest in building design, decorating and technology. >> builders come in a particular community and build a bunch of new houses to showcase for the public. it's a great event for the builders and it's a great event for the public. sheldon: the parade of homes runs through labor day. you can buy tickets online. we've also got more information
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decorating ideas, too. still ahead, adrenaline seekers gather for a rare opportunity. sheldon: the extreme-take on the lambeau leap sending packers fans over the edge, coming up. adrienne: plus, calling all crossing guards. the shortage affecting districts across our area heading into the new school year and the qualifications to get the job. mark: and i'll let you know what your kids can expect as they had back to school next week. announcer: got some extra time in the checkout line? download the free wisn 12 news mobile app for important local coverage that you don't have to
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announcer: leading the way with important local coverage, you are watching wisn 12 news at 6:00 with the as, adrienne pettersen, lindsey slater, and stephanie sutton with big 12 sports. wisn 12 news at 6:00 continues. adrienne: new at 6:00, helping wishes come true for sick
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this is video from the walk for wishes at the summerfest grounds this morning. and right now at the milwaukee yacht club, there's a silent auction, live music and even fireworks. proceeds from both events will benefit the make-a-wish foundation. sheldon: new at 6:00, going over the edge for a good cause. dozens took the ultimate lambeau leap today in green bay, rappelling down the sides of the field to benefit the special olympics. hundreds of fans and even some packers' wives even got in on the action. >> i w in michigan before, so i'm looking forward to getting back and getting to know some of the athletes. i think it's a great way to give back to the community. sheldon: an exciting way to explore lambeau field. proceeds will benefit more than 10,000 wisconsin special olympics athletes. adrienne: crossing guards are desperately needed for the upcoming school year. some districts need fill several positions as soon as possible. tim elliott shows us what you need to get the job.
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milwaukee you may have noticed , these signs posted in yards near some schools. that's because they need plenty of people to fill some positions before classes start. >> well, there is always a need. >> jerry mojeck is the vice president at twin city security in west allis. his company mainly works in the private security business, but they also contract with eight milwaukee suburbs to keep crossing guards on the streets. >> we got in to the crossing guard business because we wanted to. to me it's very important, and that's why we do it. >> m crossings to staff, including this one at harwood and milwaukee in wauwatosa. right now, he has roughly a dozen posts that need a guard. >> but in the same respect, we want to talk to 100 if we can because we are always building a back up force. >> mojeck says qualified applicants need to have a clear criminal background and be able to come work, rain, shine, or snow. >> they have to enjoy working
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situations. it can be hectic sometimes. >> here at this intersection in wauwatosa, there is a crosswalk that is clearly marked. there are stop signs all round -- all around, but school officials want a crossing guard here to add that extra layer of security. in wauwatosa, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. adrienne: if you're interested in becoming a part-time crossing guard, we have information posted on our just visit wisn.com and click the on tv section. you can now experience a safari adventure right here in the badger state. sheldon: it's called safari lake geneva and it's actually in bloomfield, about five miles out of town. from antelopes to llamas, and even buffalo, there are dozens of animals roaming through the grounds. the park's founder says the hands-on element helps create an experience like none-other in wisconsin. >> rather than having people walk through and observe a large
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isolated exhibits we kind of , have the animals, gave them free range, and we've got our guests in fact enclosed in a relatively small area. sheldon: sounds pretty fun. tours are by reservation only. it was not exactly the prettiest of saturday's with all the clouds hanging around. mark, sunday is looking much better. mark: there's going to be some fog around on, it gets a lot better. some pockets where we are seeing son. in racine, 78, and the dew point is nasty. i apologize for the spiderwebs. it is that time of year. sheboygan, 66. it is foggy there. 78 with us on breaking through and sullivan.
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we have one scattered showers that has developed. you can see the vertical development on this crowd -- cloud. we made it to 81 degrees, so we did get to 80 degrees after all thanks to the fact that we did have some sun late this afternoon. 81 is the warmest temperature. the clouds have been stubborn. it is much cooler tomorrow. dew points are nasty, especially around here. d up there on the muggy meter, so tough to take. it is a little better tomorrow. you nor kind of animal or insect likes humidity, the mosquitoes. they will be nasty tonight. be ready for that. it gets better on sunday and monday, but because we have had a fair amount of rain, the mosquitoes are making a comeback. tomorrow morning, the grass will be wet. monday will be a great day to mow the lawn.
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the doppler 12 radar network. here are some scattered showers popping up right now in the heat of the day. you can see some down to the south of us. those might scrape into kenosha county, but looks like it will stay just south of us. the bigger story are scattered showers popping up as we speak over milwaukee county. the umbrella is a good idea to bring along just in case. it will notn watch out for the fog later on tonight. it will be dense and spots, and the could cause some troubles, then it clears out tomorrow. it is gorgeous in the afternoon. try to enjoy. this is the last weekend of august. that is hard to believe. 67 tonight, warm, sticky, foggy. the fog burns off by new midday tomorrow. -- by midday tomorrow.
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bad as it is now. it gets warmer and stays sticky on monday and tuesday with a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm on tuesday. cooler air, less humid air, moves in on wednesday. a very nice day. 75 degrees as school begins for most kids in wisconsin. 80 degrees on friday. 83, a warm labor day weekend ahead, something to look forward to. in the mim believe school is about ready to start again. adrienne: how is your family feeling about it? mark: the kids are joyful, happy. we went shopping today. spend some money. sheldon: clear, sunny skies for the first day of school. mark: i like it. sheldon: awesome, mark. thank you so much. mark your calendars. one week from today, next saturday, september 3, you can
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tigers right here only on wisn 12. kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. then stay tuned for the season premiere of big 12 sports saturday at 6:30. dan needles and drew olson will be live at lambeau with the badgers' post game. coming up in sports, no hard feelings in the battle for the starting quarterback. adrienne: plus, the packers backup cornerback who stole the show. a play that even and pressed aaron rodgers. announcer: like, comment, and share with the news team you trust. like wisn 12 news on facebook
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russ feingold: i'm russ feingold and i approve this message. narrator: listen to senator johnson on student loans: ron johnson: it's just kinda free money, young people don't really,
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doesn't understand is, more than 800,000 wisconsinites have student loans. but he wants to eliminate federal student loans and keep interest rates high. johnson: it's just kinda free money... narrator: with senator johnson, opportunity for middle class kids would disappear. ron johnson's not for students.
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? stephanie: late last night, the packers played their third preseason game in santa clara against the 49ers. quarterback aaron rodgers making his one and only appearance in the preseason. rodgers played college ball right up the road at cal. the chico native leading two drives for the packers before he went to the bench. the second drive covering 87 yards capped off by a six-yard touchdown pass to randall cobb.
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nelson did not play last night. green bay's defense looking pretty good. datone jones tripping up colin kaepernick for the sack. with brett hundley still out with an ankle injury, back up quarterback joe callahan making the most of this opportunity. in the third quarter, he hits jared abbrederis for the touchdown. callahan threw for 167 yards and the one td. he also had the play of the night on third and 19 in the fourth. he scrabmles and airs one out to undrafted free agent geronimo allison. he makes the cash, -- catch and , that sets up this 19-yard touchdown run by brandon burks. offense puts up 21 points against the 49ers. and the defense played well until the very end. late in the fourth quarter, a nice play by milwaukee native marwin evans. the undrafted free agent picks off christian ponder's pass. overall, a good night for green bay. here's rodgers on callahan after the game.
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improvements with his fundamentals. he goes out there and make plays. third and 20 and he does not feel hot and rolls out of their and hits geronimo for a big gain. >> he does great job extending the play. once things do break down, i have the freedom to scramble around and make some plays out of that. stephanie: packers will make roster cuts on tuesday. in other nfl news, the injury bug bites tony romo once again. the burlington native broke a bone in his back during the the seattle seahawks on thursday night. romo is expected to miss six to 10 weeks. last year, the cowboys starting qb missed most of the season with a broken collarbone. mark your calendars, set the timer on your i-phone. a week from today, the badgers kick of their season against the lsu tigers at lambeau field. it is a game you can see right here on wisn 12. a few days ago, paul chryst announced that redshirt senior bart houston will be the
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hornibrook will be the back-up, at least for now. the qb battle was fun to watch during camp, but unlike houston, hornibrook has no college experience. as for the potentially awkward situation between houston and hornibrook, they said it's nothing but business as usual. >> it wasn't really -- it was all ball. what we are trying to do is get this team in this offense to win games it's over. it's all about the team now. >> we didn't really have a conversation about it. we just went right into football. and we knew coach made a decision, and that's what we're going with, so we just kinda rolled with it. stephanie: finally, nascar's xfinity race series making pit stop at road america this weekend. the race went into overtime at elkhart lake but michael , mcdowell takes the checkered flag for his first career xfinity series win. there are just races left until three the chase for the cup begins.
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? - this week on wisconsin foodi . - what is michael fields? - so michael is the patron saint of this time period in biodynamics. and then, the fields are his fields. so this is patron saint's fields. - i mean it's cool because it's institutes like this that are starting to change big-scale american farming l is -- and now, it's scientifically-proven-- a living thing. - right around the corner here, we have the bees. i believe dan was just out here collecting the honey. - my grandfather was a beekeeper. my father, my sister, my son, they all kept bees, and it just seemed to be a natural thing, i guess. so this is the 2015 crop.

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