tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC August 31, 2016 4:30am-5:01am CDT
>> right now, more unrest in milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. the arrests made there last night in the same spot where police shot and killed a man, more than two weeks ago. >> and honoring mother teresa just days before she becomes a saint. the celebration happening today here in milwaukee. >> but first, weather watch 12. after some serious downpours yesterday, we're looking at a dry day ahead. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda has the day off. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, august 31st. tong tied already this morning. i'm here in the weather center with meteorologist lindsey slater who has a look at our forecast. it is a dry day after the serious rain yesterday.
storms roll in and some of the areas getting two to three inches of rain in an hour. and we are good to go out there. no problems to worry about. a little green on the radar, nothing to worry about. the temperature 67 degrees. the winds are breezy and gusts up to 24 miles per hour. it is a breezy start to the day and lower. feeling like 67 milwaukee. as you are waking up this morning, leave the umbrellas at home. it is breezy this morning and at least the temperatures today are manageable and cooler as you head out to work this morning. >> 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. >> it's been more than two weeks since unrest began in sherman park. crowds clashed with police and
were set on fire, others were looted. in the last two weeks, the focus has been on hope and healing in the neighborhood. but tim, there was more unrest last night? >> police made ten arrests at 44th and auer, the same intersection where an officer shot and killed sylville smith. that shooting set off the unrest in milwaukee. and last night, police say a crowd of at least 30 people gathered there. police asked them to leave. they eventually arrested ten people for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. state officials are still investigating the original shooting at 44th and auer. stay with wisn 12 news for the latest on the unrest in sherman park and the recovery. ben, back to you. >> thank you, tim. >> new from overnight, police are investigating a shooting near the sherman park neighborhood. it happened early this morning in the area near 27th and center. police say a man was shot. he is expected to survive. right now police are investigating and searching for
4:32 now. >> an international group that works to empower kids is heading to sherman park today. the kids first initiative will hand out neckties and scarves and help kids plan for their futures. there will also be food and drinks and a tablet giveaway. kids first has worked with nearly 17,000 in the last decade. the sherman park event starts at 4:00 p.m. >> did you get caught in yesterday's storms? heavy downpours started in the afternoon and all that rain causing problems and streets flooded and the pressure in storm drains popped manhole covers out of place. thousands of people on milwaukee's south side lost power. a building near 5th and national was struck by lightning. look at the flooding from yesterday. a driver in cudahy got stuck in a drainage ditch. he told wisn 12 news he couldn't tell where the street ended and the ditch began. other drivers stalled out in the water. >> it literally felt like i was floating in the water with the car.
throwing more water at me. a little nerve wracking at first. >> a reminder, do not drive through a flooded street. the water may be deeper than you think and you could be in danger. >> happening now, people in a greenfield neighborhood are working to scrub spray paint off of their cars. wisn 12 news' tim elliott has more on how it got there. tim? >> people in the neighborhood woke up on monday and found the vandalism. police say two teenagers painted racial slurs and other offensive words on 27 pieces of property, it all adds up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage. people in the neighborhood say they're annoyed but know it could have been even worse. >> i was expecting to come out to smashed windows or slashed tires. i'm really thankful it was just spray paint and none of that stuff, but still annoying to wake up to that. >> police say they don't know why the teenagers went on the vandalism spree. officers went door to door in the neighborhood helping people
ben, back to you. >> thank you, tim. 4:34 now. >> president obama changes the lives of two wisconsin men yesterday by commuting their sentences. in all, 111 people's sentences were commuted all for drug-related charges. >> a new berlin man serving time in virginia had 300 months taken off of his sentence. he'll serve 15 years instead of 40. and an evansville man will be released next year more than a year early. >> later today, marquette university will hold a mass ahead of mother teresa's it starts at noon today on marquette's campus. mother teresa visited the school back in 1981. she was given the university's top honor. more than 10,000 thousand people came to see her. wisn 12 news time now is 4:34. >> a dangerous crash on a highway leads to a dramatic rescue. the men who stepped in to save a life and how that crash happened in the first place. >> plus, some massive storms moving toward hawaii this
>> here is a look at what it is looking like outside right now, it is wednesday, folks, and not looking too bad out there. we had a lot of rain yesterday, flash flood warnings. today we are we are dryer. nothing is picked up on the radar. there is no fog out there. the front is well to the east and over lake michigan right now, but it is causing for wind gusts at the moment. in milwaukee winds are gusting between 10 to 25 miles per hour, so it is a breezy start to the morning. racine the temperature holding steady near 15 miles per hour. the temperature 66.
morning if you are getting up and ready for a morning walk with the dog or jogging. by 7:00, 67. 69 by 8:00. today it is much cooler and dryer and more sunshine. highs today near 75. >> thank you, lindsey. nonto traffic drive times are all in the green this morning. >> after a nasty crash on a new york highway, three men jumped into action. the pileup started when a semi's brakes failed. it smashed into several cars, more than one broke out in flames. quick thinking helped save the woman in this car.
extinguisher from a semi and got the fire under control. finally, they were able to break the window and pull the woman out to safety. >> three hurricanes are swirling right now, two over the pacific and one in the atlantic. all of them can be seen from the international space station. here's hurricane madeline as seen from space. madeline and lester are approaching hawaii right now, and in the atlantic, there's hurricane gaston. that storm is not expected to hit the u.s. wisn 12 news time now is 4:41. let's get right to tim in the newsroom. he's following some big stories from across the country. >> a grammy-winning singer in a what led up to the tense encounter with singer chris brown and the trouble he's in this morning. >> plus, storms moving in to florida. that has officials worried about zika virus. why the storms could lead to more cases. "12 news this morning" is coming
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." 4:44, wednesday, august 31st. we look at live at a milwaukee area here, i believe it is drying out after yesterday's downpours. >> yes, it was crazy. we had great pictures of the clouds. >> i heard a lightning, boom, hitting something close by and >> and stayed up until now? >> well, no, i went back to sleep. >> well, the big story is that the rain is out and the winds are in. look at the flag right now. it is rolling pretty good in sheboygan. the temperature 62. dew point of 57. that cold front did the job and brought in the storms. nothing is left on the radar.
the temperatures at the beginning of the day 55-56. at noon, cooler temperatures. yesterday in the mid to upper 80s. today the mid 70s. less cooler conditions. >> thank you, lindsay. >> a grammy-winning musician in a standoff with police. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom. tim, what can you tell us? >> we're talking about r&b singer chris brown. police in los angelesa now out on bail and he'll face charges. this all began early tuesday morning when a woman called police for help. the woman told the la times that brown pointed a gun at her. police say brown was inside his home in an l.a. suburb and he refused to come out. officers got a search warrant and arrested brown. he's now facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon. this morning he's out on a quarter-million dollar bond. this isn't brown's first run-in
you might remember he was put on probation in 2009 after attacking pop star and then-girlfriend rihanna. ben, back to you. >> wisn 12 news time now is 4:47. >> developing this morning, chicago's police chief says he wants to fire all six officers involved in the deadly shooting of an african-american teen in 2014. chicago chief wants to fire six officers in deadly 2014 shooting dashcam video showed 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking away from police before he was shot. some officers said he lunged at them with a knife. the chief says t o the officer who fired the fatal shots is also charged with murder. >> new this morning, an illinois lawmaker has an idea to cut down on gun violence. sonya harper from chicago wants to require serial numbers on bullets. she says it would help cut down on shootings because it would be easier to track who made and bought the bullets. supporters of the plan say it would take only five seconds to find out where a bullet was sold.
that's going on in our community. >> about 20 other states have bills proposing the same thing. the nra opposes the push for serial numbers on bullets. >> turning now to commitment 2016. hillary clinton's campaign is still dealing with the email scandal and this week we'll learn more about it. the fbi says it will release the report on its investigation into clinton's email server. the bureau sent the report to the justice department recommending that no charges be filed. the report could be released as early as today. >> new this morning, a weather phenomenon caught on camera. this is a timelapse of a microburst moving through columbus, ohio. a microburst is caused by a downdraft within a thunderstorm. winds can get up to 100 miles an hour or even higher. some microbursts have the strength of a small tornado.
arkansas. everybody thought it was an ef-2. these are the people on the ground. >> right there, that is it. that is all of the moisture just dropping out of the cloud and then it creates the winds. it is so cool. >> don't be near it? >> no. i have been hit with it before and my car was damaged. we didn't have that yesterday. we are looking at conditions today. i have pictures from the storms. this is from twitter. one of the many that were treated out to us. it was a phenomenal afternoon. definitely the rain was needed, folks. this radar is just feedback. this is leftover ground moisture it is picking up at the moment.
look at the temperatures 67 degrees. feels like it. but the wind 24 miles per hour. those are the gusts right now. the wind could be going up to 10-20 miles per hour. the dew point is nice and low. as you are headed out the door, we are talking low to mid 60s. areas to the west are much warmer inland. i expect today the temperatu in the mid and upper 70s. warmer inland. notice here throughout the rest of the day, pleasant, cool and dry. for the rain chances, we are good to go, folks, no issues headed out the door today. a mix of sun and clouds by the lake. rain chances are increasing as we head to late on sunday. so just keep that in mind. the week ahead forecast is
70s for the next couple of days. it is getting more toasty headed to sunday. we get the showers and thunderstorms on labor day. enjoy the saturday and sunday. ben? >> thank you. >> now to traffic watch 12, just a few cars are rolling through the construction zone. we are looking at the drive times all in the green. 94 eastbound downtown. >> happening now, officials in florida are bracing for a storm. one of the storm preps is related to zika virus. tim? >> heavy rain is on the way to florida. officials are making sure that extra water is not a breeding ground for the zika virus. the officials are talking about
mosquitos breed and treating the water in the ponds and the pools. the forecasters are expecting heavy rain in central florida because of a tropical depression headed there. >> a surfer in florida survived a shark attack. the 25-year-old man is in the hospital. the shark bit the right foot. he's had surgery. the man says that he was surfing when the shark bit the foot. >> it felt like taking a wall really hard or a wall kicked me. it was a big gray bull shark biting my foot. this is not the first shark in the family. his brother was bit a few years ago. he can't wait to return to the water and surf again.
california and grown to hundreds of acres. this is being called the bogurt fire. it forced evacuations of homes and a senior center. the crews are working to contain it. no word on what started that fire. >> a kay canadian woman gets a wake up call from a spider. she thought glass and then saw it was a scorpion. this happened in canada? she was in serious pain. luckily the scorpion was not lethal. she and the roommate killed the scorpion with a frying pan. >> it was big, black and ugly and lobster claws extended and the tail, she was like hitting
force. >> i love the demonstration there too. the roommates have no idea on the scorpion got into their home. yikes. >> a woman under arrest after a prank got out of hand on a new york subway. she was trying to send a es many -- message about how people treat homeless people. the sent crickets flying on the panicked and one pulled the emergency brake. well, that woman says that she deserves to face charges. she knows she made a mistake. >> 4:54. creepy clowns are sparking a criminal investigation and what the clowns are accused of doing and why parents are worried.
>> welcome back. new this morning, babies exposed to the zika virus should have their hearing tested after birth. it is following a study of 69 brazilian babies born infected with zika. four of the hearing loss. >> smoothies are blamed for dozens of hepatitis a cases. half of those infected had to be hospitalized. there could be more cases because it takes weeks for symptoms to show. >> obama administration is distributing $53 million to 44
abuse. it is focussing on reducing the overprescribing of the painkillers and increasing the access to treatment. >> anyone under the age of 50 that suffer add attack doubles the risk of death compared to someone their age that has not had a heart attack. the young people dying from ar of the improvements in heart treatments. the news continues right now. >> good morning, great to have you with us. i'm ben wagner.
neighborhood and the police's response to the intersection where the officers shot and kill add man two weeks ago. >> less than a month to go to the first presidential debate, the beg developments we could learn from the campaigns today. >> first, starting with the morning commute and the forecast. first, we are going to lindsay slater. >> we are up early and now i zoomed out and you are seeing parts of michigan and we are good to go. 66 in milwaukee. that wind right now gusting 10-20 miles per hour. so it is a breezy start to the morning. that is a live look at racine right now. the winds are calm there. dew point is low. so you are going to feel noticeably cooler. the high closer to 75 degrees. right now feeling like the mid