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any basement backups. newschopper 12 flew over the lincoln creek at 35th and congress where mmsd did a , combined sewer overflow for about 10 minutes this afternoon. newschopper 12 also flew over the k.k. river on milwaukee's south side. the rushing water ran the heaviest near i-43 and 25th street. a reminder to stay away from the water when it is flowing that fast. kathy: our team of reporters were out on the streets as the flash floods hit. their incredible video in just a minute. patrick: we begin with 12 news nick bohr. nick, the rain h >> i saw it for myself as we were driving west on capitol drive in the midst of the heaviest rain air and water blowing out of the storm sewers so hard it was lifting the manhole covers right off. we were able to pull over and get some video just as dpw crews were responding and replacing the covers after the rain subsided a bit. the downpour totaled more than an inch and a half here in about a half the mmsd rain gauge
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hour. the storm sewers couldn't drain fast enough leading to some , flash flooding, with most drivers opting to plow their way through. here at 20th and capitol, the waters rose over the curb and into the fruit and watermelon stand that's stood here for decades. >> it actually flooded by my watermelon stand. you can see right there. it looked like a little waterfall. as you can see, the stand is rain. >> dpw tells us they're continuing to respond to surface ponding issues with more than 40 calls for service so far. it hit both sides of the city equally as hard. wisn 12 news ben hutchison is live on 10th and layton on the south side. >> there are some rocks on the ground pushed away.
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down so fast that some drivers were unaware of the flooding until they reached the train bridge. one man i spoke with says the water was rushing in from the side of the road. he was on his way to work when he attempted to drive through, -- dry through. >> a few cars were going through, and i thought i would make it through. i was not making it through. i called 911 and they brought the fire department over as quick as they could and pushed me drive through standing water on . patrick: we found more manhole covers in the middle of the street. this is near 26th and kilbourn earlier where a van drove over , the hole. the department of public works tells wisn 12 news that the covers should be back in place. the storms also brought more problems. wisn 12 news christina palladino is live at 5th and washington where lightning is believed to
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here behind me is owned by a couple who lives upstairs and has a wedding photography business downstairs. we talked with the husband who says he and his wife were in the back cleaning when they heard a loud crash. they soon started to smell smoke. scott patrick ran upstairs into their apartment to get their 3 three cats -- three cats but the , room quickly started to fill up with thick smoke. >> neighbors were yelling the building is on fire and we looked up and it was already there was nothing we could do but get out and all the damage right now is water damage. >> scott tells me he and his wife bought this historic building 15 years ago. it used to be a corner grocery store from 1875. he says that they have put a lot of money and hard work into
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start over again. twopatrick: thank you. let's check in with mark with a look at where the rain is right now. mark: you can see that sun breaking through. a couple of spots where there is some rain, but that read occurred -- but that record breaking rain has moved out. it's going to be hit and miss. most of the evening is all right. you can see the heavier rain showers here. parts of sheboygan county, extending into cedar grove. maybe a sprinkle. that is about it. the same thing in dodge county. there is where we have some rain. a cold front is still coming through, so until that comes through, we have a chance to see a hit and miss shower. the cold front will make a difference. coming up, less sticky air moving in and we are a couple of days away from kids going back
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the labor day forecast, coming up in just a few minutes. patrick: track the rain and storms when you're away from the t.v. using interactive radar. you can find it on our weather watch 12 app. it's free to download on your smart phone or tablet. kathy: one of the two girls charged with stabbing their classmate to please the fictional character slender man, wants her trial moved out of waukesha county. morgan geyser's attorney filed a change of venue motion. the motion argues the case has received too much media exposure in the waukesha county area for geyser to get a fair trial. the trial could bed geyser plans to enter an insanity plea. patrick: new at 6:00 the family , of a marine who died at the v.a. hospital in tomah is suing the u.s. government. jason simcakoski died of a toxic mix of more than a dozen medicines in 2014. the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family accuses the v.a. of improperly prescribing and administering the drugs to simcakoski. it also accuses the v.a. of not diagnosing his mental health and substance abuse problems. the lawsuit seeks unspecified compensation. kathy: new at 6:00, a major milwaukee lakefront development project clears its final hurdle.
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center to the developer of the couture project. the transit center will be demolished. the couture development will include a 44-story, $122 million high rise with luxury apartments and retail space. patrick: a close bond to milwaukee's mexican community. that's how some local residents are describing the city's new mexican consulate. new at 6:00 wisn-12 news kent , wainscott was there as the consulate officially opened it's s >> 1, 2, 3. >> a host of wisconsin politicians stood with mexico's foreign minister to officially unveil the new mexican consulate in milwaukee. it will provide services, process passports, consulate id's and other documentation for mexicans living in wisconsin. and, as governor scott walker pointed out, is another important connection between the dairy state and its second largest trade partner. >> we're focused on trade. we're focusedn strengthening
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here, for the tens of thousands of mexicans living in southeastern wisconsin, the impact of having the consulate here hits closer to home. at the southside office of voces de la frontera, workers regularly help clients deal with the mexican consulate, something now made easier by no longer having to travel to chicago and wait weeks for an appointment. >> it is convenient, but it also is them recognizing the value of the community that is here. >> program coordinator at voces, whose family came to milwaukee from mexico when she was five. she says having the consulate here is about more than just convenience. >> it means that they are listening to the voice of our community. >> and for those who need it, that line communication is now easier than ever before. in milwaukee, i'm kent wainscott, wisn-12 news. patrick: the consulate will
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nearly 270,000 mexicans living in wisconsin more than 83,000 of , them in milwaukee county. kathy: commitment 2016 coverage, voters in wisconsin will have seven presidential candidates to choose from this november. in addition to democrat hillary clinton and republican donald trump, the state elections commission today approved putting candidates from the constitution party, the libertarian party, the green party, the workers world party, and the america delta party on the ballot. we will see who leads the race for president when the marquette university law school releases its latest poll tomorrow. candidate gary johnson will visit milwaukee later this week. johnson will hold a campaign rally thursday at serb hall on the city's south side. the rally starts at 7:00. patrick: coming up new tonight at 10:00 dozens of cars and , local businesses vandalized. the hateful graffiti sprayed in greenfield, and the search for those responsible. then, a seven-year old girl discovers a stolen olympic medal. where she found it and her reward for returning it. that is coming up tonight at 10:00. kathy: still ahead new at 6:00,
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heading our way. mark: i know there are many of you that are tired of the sticky weather. when our temps will fall back to the 50's next in weather watch 12. >> pok?mon go is a worldwide phenomenon with millions of players, and this local guy says he caught them all. kathy: find out where he says he caught most of the characters coming up next. announcer: get important local
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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, necessarily understand finance. narrator: what senator johnson 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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announcer: leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news at 6:00 with kathy mykleby, joyce garbaciak, patrick paolantonio, weather watch 12 chief meteorologist mark baden and big 12 sports director dan needles. wisn 12 news at 6:00 continues. >> what's the most important thing you pack? >> um, probably would say the food so i don't starve. patrick: new at 6:00, it's move-in day for more than 4,000 uwm students. the students began moving into dorms like the riverview on commerce and north.
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this year's class includes 2700 freshmen. >> i think everyone is kind of nervous. it is a good nervous, keep me out of trouble i think. patrick: more than 27,000 students are enrolled at uwm. classes start one week from today. it was also move-in day for students at uw-madison. the city has shut down several streets around campus to handle the thousands of people expected to arrive over the next three days. the school has set-up welcome stations to hand out food and water to thetu parents. well it's become a worldwide , phenomenon, pokemon go players competing to capture characters. kathy: new at 6:00, wisn 12 news tim elliott is with a local man who claims he's caught them all. >> by day, sean nettesheim works as a leasing agent at this apartment complex in menomonee falls. >> the last one i needed here was grimer. >> but in his free time, he's become a pok?mon go master. >> as far as i know only one
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caught them all so i was pretty , pumped too be the second person to catch them all so , that's pretty cool. >> nettesheim claims this screen shot from his phone proves that he has indeed caught em all. he started playing the game on july 10 and has spent countless hours searching for the more elusive characters. >> i've walked over 150 miles with the app open. >> my feet hurt a lot. i gotta get dr. scholes or something. >> on sunday night, it finally happened, the biggest catch, grimer was captured. >> to tell my fianc? and friends about how excited i was that i finally finished. >> the pokemon go master says if you want to catch them all then this is the place to be. this is lake park and sean says he caught 85% to 90% of all his pokemon right here. >> you know it's really cool it brings together a lot of different groups of people different cultures different backgrounds. >> sean has reached out to nintendo to verify his accomplishment, but he says that he hasn't heard back. in menomonee falls, tim elliott, wisn 12 news.
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representing pokemon go to confirm his feat. we are waiting to hear back. patrick: new at 6:00, go see the brewers final home game of the season and help your local community. the team unveiled plans today for its give back game. for every ticket sold to the sunday, september 25 match-up against the cincinnati reds, proceeds will go to one of four local charities. every ticket is $10 dollars. fans can choose among make-a-wish wisconsin, boys and girls club of greater milwaukee, the macc fund, or the wisconsin >> this is an organization that has derived great benefit from the huge support we have from our fans of over the city and the state of wisconsin. the fans built this ballpark. they support this team through good times and lean times, and we decided to do something special to give back to our local community. patrick: the brewers will donate an extra $50,000 to the charity who raises the most money. the roof is closed at miller
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terrarium over there. mark: yes, it's like a sauna in their. 76 in milwaukee. look at the dew point. the cold front is coming. it will get here. things are looking pretty good. southwesterly wind at seven miles per hour. yes, it is still sticky. for about another five hours or so. the cardinals are in town, il park. post game, 72. what a day we have had. it was hit and miss depending on where you are located. some of you have not seen any rain at all today. some of you have seen almost three inches of rain today. this is the official record in milwaukee. this is from the airport, over two inches of rain, a record for the day, bigger totals than that, three inches of rain in west milwaukee.
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flooding problems. we did have a flash flood warning this afternoon. for good reason, you saw some of the issues. what i want you to remember is -- we needed the rain, but the problem is it came so fast. when you see walter, specially when you drive through these areas, you know those low lying areas underneath the railroad tracks and overpasses, don't drive in them, please. turn around and find another way, because it is not a good idea to put your car in their, especi a again, any of the heavy rain is long gone. we will wait for this cold front to come in. that will make a big difference. a few showers here and there, and that will be it for this evening. temperatures warmer where the sun has been shining, then we bring in that clearing, although as we had throughout the night, most are clear out nicely. you can see how warm we are
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hoping to open the windows, you may have to hold off on that if you are running the air conditioner. in the morning, a lot more comfortable. thursday's forecast is looking good for most of you kids going back to school, 60 in the morning with a high of 72. most of this holiday weekend is looking nice. chances of storms on labor day late in the day. 75 degrees on wednesday. pretty nice, less humidity. 72 hitting the first day of school. 75 on friday with lots of sunshine, not much humidity, beautiful day. still nice on saturday, 80 degrees. it looks like a nice unofficial and to summer. 82 and stickiness on sunday. again, monday, labor day, a lot of people want to do that barbecue. i think you will be all right. that are chance of storms later
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night and tuesday, 80 degrees, then we cool down. kathy: thanks a lot, mark. new at 6:00, one bar owner is calling it the biggest weekend green bay has ever seen. we are just four days away from wisconsin and lsu in the college kickoff classic at lambeau field. the owner of the popular stadium view bar is preparing to be five times busier than a packers weekend, and is calling all hands on deck. >> iav employee, every favor, every relative. once i don't even like. can you work a couple of hours on friday and saturday? kathy: most are expecting the crowd at lambeau to be split evenly between badgers and tigers fans. that's crazy. patrick: don't forget you can see the wisconsin-lsu game only right here 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
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we will talk about the packers, because their chances of winning the division title might have gone up. dan: thanks to an unfortuante injury to one of their rivals top players. plus, a stunning move as the packers shuffle the roster. while the people's champ refuses to let an injury keep him from earning a roster spot. it's all next in big 12 sports.
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announcer: sports director dan needles, honored with best sports broadcast by the on dan: one day after cutting punter peter mortell, the packers have now cut the other punter, tim masthay, picking up former buccaneers punter jacob schum off waivers. as 12 sports stephen watson reports, other players are trying to make a final push for a job. stephen: the packers roster went down to 75 players today, 53 by saturday. jeff janis is trying to make
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broken hand. today, he even caught a pass from aaron rodgers. i could play if i have to. >> it's not ideal. if i had to play, i could do it. >> he fires back results. results are he catches most of the ball thrown his way. his ability on special teams can help us if he's able to play. again, that is a vehicle we talk about with the young guys. that is how you make the team. stephen: he will play. mike carthy said he will give up his playcalling duties to edgar bennett so mccarthy can focus on the personnel. dan: thank you stephen. , a potentially division-changing injury today in minnesota. vikings quarterback teddy bridgewater went down with a non-contact injury, believed to be serious, to his left knee, and he was taken away in an ambulance. if bridgewater misses the entire season, the vikings are left
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star joel stave at quarterback. lambeau field has not hosted a college football game since 1983. wisconsin and lsu play there saturday, a game you can see here on wisn 12 at 2:30. but don't look for any lambeau leaps. they could bring an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. brewers hall of fame broadcaster bob uecker talks baseball and golf tonight on the golf channel with david feherty. ueck talked about one of his 14 career home runs, which came against a hall of famer. >> koufax. he was one of the nicest people in the world. i remember at the hall of fame, every time i would see sandy, i would apologize to him because i was afraid that that was going to keep him out of the hall of fame. dan: the brewers have lost five straight heading into tonight's game with the cardinals at miller park. the crew set a club record by striking out 19 times in last night's loss. but help is on the way, although
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two-year-old christopher perez, son of brewers player hernan perez, getting some batting practice with his dad. look at this. those are some healthy cuts for a two-year-old. unbelievable. i've seen tenure old little leaguers -- 10-year-old little leaguers who don't have a swing like that. patrick: you might call this a corny tribute to one of baseball's biggest stars. a farm outside boston has created a corn maze in tribute to retiring red sox slugger david ortiz. the eight-acre maze features a cornstalk rendering of ortiz's trademark home run pose of pointing two fingers to the sky. it's accompanied by the phrase , "thanks big papi." there it is on the right. dan: it looks like fred flintstone. mark: that is the worst corn
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they might have to retire their corn maze. mark: may be an isolated shower, but the heavy rain is done for the evening. kathy: we will russ feingold: so, what do you girls want to be when you grow up? girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. girl 2: i want be a doctor! russ feingold: you think girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. you should be paid the same boys? yogirl 1:d definitely.d girl 2: yep! russ feingold: well, i raised my two girls right here, and they agreed: wewith you -ed and so do i. unfortunately, in wisconsin,
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pay for women, and for paid leave so parents can care for a sick family member. discrimination against any women is flat out wrong. what you think of that? girls: good call! feingold: i'm russ feingold
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