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memorial for sylville smith on 44th and auer are growing frustrated with the number of people who've been gathering there night after night. smith was shot by an officer nearly three weeks ago. wisn 12 news' sheldon dutes was with both sides tonight. sheldon: tonight was a quiet night compared to the night before, when police made those arrests next to the memorial. this is where relatives had been gathering daily, demanding in by milwaukee police. tonight, they left around 6:30 p.m. and congregated across the street. police kept a watchful eye, but that did not appear to be disruption. patrick: meanwhile sherman park , is turning into a legal battle. the park has been closing four hours early every night since the unrest more than two weeks ago. there is also orange fencing
sources tell wisn 12 news that milwaukee county executive chris abele is exploring legal options to keep sherman park open until 10:00 p.m. today, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the park and told to arrest anyone trying to remove the fences. it's been two and a half weeks since a police officer shot and killed sylville smith. the state department of justice is investigating the shooting. once that investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to milwaukee county district attorney john chisholm. chisholm will decide whether criminal charges will be filed smith. kathy: the driver in a crash that killed two cousins is now charged. 17-year-old donte barnes is charged with two counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and reckless driving. according to the criminal complaint, he was speeding when he lost control and hit a tree near 35th and keefe last friday night. 15-year-old cousins trey hale and demetrius batchelor, junior were killed. barnes and another teenager in the car survived.
barnes just got his license and they were coming back from playing basketball. patrick: a huge day for donald trump. first, meeting with mexico's president. then, delivering his address on immigration. tonight, he promised policy specifics. abc's lana zak has more. >> this was the speech undecided voters had waited to hear. >> i'm going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges ng >> donald trump with his definitive plan on how he would handle immigration. >> we will enforce all of our immigration laws. >> trump focused on the deportation of law-breakers. >> zero tolerance for criminal aliens. zero. i am going to create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in america.
to say he could work together with mexico's leader, but how that would ultimately shape up is still unknown. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. >> mexico's president, enrique pena niento, had extended the invitation to both trump and hillary clinton. she criticized trump from ohio. >> it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. >> hours after that joint news conference, mexico's president took to twitter and clarified. he said that he told trump in no uncertain terms that mexico would not pay for that wall. lana zak, abc news, washington -- washington. patrick: "good morning america" will have more on trump's visit to mexico coming up tomorrow morning starting at 7:00 a.m, right after wisn 12 news this morning. kathy: happening now tropical , storm hermine is headed for the gulf coast of florida.
and hurricane lester is not far , behind. abc's lauren lyster has the trouble in paradise. >> school is out and surf is up, but this is no vacation -- no vacation. hawaii saying aloha to the threat of major storms. on the big island, this mcdonald's boarded up, other businesses getting prepared , covering their windows as as barrel towards the island chain, now under a tropical storm warning, some stormy conditions already arriving. >> we got rocks all over the road and some houses already flooded out so we don't know , what's going to happen. >> abc's neal karlinksy found people stocking up on emergency supplies. >> flashlights, some batteries,
hot spots facing extreme weather. >> we are in the heart of the hurricane season and boy are the tropics busy. >> in florida, rain already wreaking havoc flooding streets and stranding drivers. a funnel cloud spotted in georgia as a tropical storm hermine moves in. parts of the state are under hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings to prepare, residents braving the downpour to fill up sandbags . this paddleboarder, making light of the conditions, but governor rick scott declaring a state of emergency. >> we have storm surge. we are going to have rain. we're g t and this is going to go across tornado the state. , lyster tag, with tropical >> with tropical storm hermine due to make landfall thursday night much of the florida , peninsula is expected to get 5 -10 inches of rain with the threat of flash flooding through friday morning. kathy: you're tracking the tropical weather and our back to school forecast. mark: sitting to the southwest
this. it is expected to become a minimal hurricane before it makes landfall late tomorrow afternoon. thankfully, that is not an incredibly populated area of florida, which is good news. it will move over the capital of tallahassee and cause flooding issues in georgia. then we have -- hittingai that nice eye. that is lester. we go from tropics, to nontropical, and very nice, beautiful, high temperatures around 70 degrees, cool in the morning, but i would say it's a very nice start to school, and the rest of the forecast to the weekend is looking good. kathy: thank you, mark. the elephants could get more room to roam at the milwaukee county zoo. our partners at biz times milwaukee report an economic impact study done by uwm says
upgrade over the next five years. the upgrades include renovating the hippo exhibit, expanding the elephant exhibit, renovating the rhino area, and improving guest entrances and exits. the study does not say who will pay for the projects. patrick: as mark mentioned it's , back to school time for many families right now. and for students at one milwaukee school, it's the start of a new, special program. wisn 12 news thema ponton shows us the effort to make sure kids have access to high quality, faith-filled education. >> ? i am going to let it shine ? >> a celebration today for the rebirth of saint catherine's elementary school on milwaukee's northwest side. it's now part of a new, independently financed and governed network of catholic schools called seton catholic schools. >> it spreads that shifting them a graphics and spiraling costs
true sense of being able to use the resources properly in areas that it is needed. >> resources being put to good use at a school that almost closed a year ago. >> we had under 50 kids and only two teachers and were probably and were probably in a little trouble, maybe a lot of trouble. >> saint catherine's principal is touting improvements and is focused on making the school a central part of the community near 51st and center. >> we are the biggest house on the block. we have to hood up. >> the playground is just one of the many changes made at this school and an effort to reinvest in catholic education and in this neighborhood. >> i come to school. i am happy. i wake up at 5:00 and can't wait to go. i talk about it. >> in milwaukee, thema ponton, wisn 12 news. patrick: the archdiocese says it hopes 26 schools will eventually be part of the seton catholic
school students head back to class. wisn 12 news this morning will help get you ready starting at 4:30 a.m. looking ahead one local school , will continue their first day tradition. kathy: the red carpet is rolled out for nicolet students. the tradition started in 2008. administrators and teaches will line up along the carpet and welcome students with applause, cheers, and bells. also looking ahead a special , school assembly at oakfield elementary will recognize the teacher that gave a kidney to a student. both will be at the rally tomorrow starting at 2:15. and two milwaukee police officers will be honored at city hall in the morning. the officers were off duty back in july when they rescued a little boy from the menomonee river near miller park. they will be honored before the common council meeting at 9:00 a.m. patrick: if you're on the road this labor day weekend, expect some company. the wisconsin state patrol says it will send out all of its available resources to keep the roads safe. during the last five years, the state has seen an average of
holiday weekend. the state patrol will focus on areas with high crash rates, making sure drivers are wearing seat belts, not speeding, and driving sober and without distractions. they'll be patroling from both the ground and the air. thousands of bikers will be in milwaukee this weekend. the harley rally is rolling into town. this year, the company is celebrating its 113th anniversary. and local dealerships are getting ready. wisn 12 went to milwaukee harley today on lovers lane, just off silver spring. crews there are busy setting up the tentr milwaukee harley is one of five local dealerships hosting parties all weekend. it all starts tomorrow. the rally brings an impressive turnout each year. >> we are all competitors, but this is an event we put on for the midwest, and it works out great for us. we all get along and it makes for a fun weekend. patrick: tomorrow on 12 news this morning, a preview of the motorcycle show happening sunday
kathy: a woman put to the test and has to make a quick decision. >> i look up and there was this huge black bear. at this point, he was so close to me, i was afraid to move. kathy: how she got help by barely moving. also ahead, a crossing guard like you've never seen. where this sasquatch is trying to keep kids safe. >> later tonight on "nightline", a year of horrific terror failures. we are with french soldiers rooting out the radicals and go face to face with an isis recruit.
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kathy: for the first time in more than half a century, a commercial flight from the u.s. has landed in cuba. today's flight from fort lauderdale to santa clara, cuba ma and passengers were greeted with music and a ribbon cutting. of the 150 passengers, 65 of them are regular travelers. the others are members of the media, and the entire crew was of cuban descent. >> it's emotional. it is just emotional, very emotional, to be able to go back home, the home that i don't know of. >> i'm coming back after eight years without seeing my family now. kathy: tourism to cuba is still
, education or religious purposes. patrick: an indiana neighborhood is so contaminated with lead that homes have to be demolished. as abc's alex perez shows us, the government has known about the problem for years, but many residents say they were never told. >> tonight, fear and anger spreading through this public housing complex in east chicago , indiana where families are , learning that lead and arsenic levels are dangerously high. so high that the mayor is now calling for all residents to relocate within 90 days. instead of playing outside most kids here are kept inside in hopes of keeping contaminated soil and dust from getting in homes and into their bodies. >> it's upsetting to watch them stare out the window because they can't go outside. >> shantel allen, who's lived here for six years says all five , of her children have tested positive for lead. >> they experience headaches. they experience stomach
vomit. >> this housing complex, home to 1100 people, has long been known to be contaminated. it was built in 1972 on land that was once a lead smelting plant. documents show epa investigators found hazardous levels of lead in some areas in 2008 at the time. officials performed some clean up but new test results revealed , in may that chemical levels on the surface of the soil here were up to 30 times the limit considered safe. the city is now planning to demolish the community dangerous, we should have known a long time ago. >> an additional $500,000 is needed. the city says they are working on getting that money. kathy: the elephant population is dropping. a recent census found the animals have declined by at least 30% over a seven year period. scientists conducted the census in 18 african countries. some elephant populations have plummeted by more than 75% over the past 10 years. the problem is largely blamed on
face-to-face with a bear and manages to record the encounter on her cell phone. you can see the bear is sniffing around her knee and getting close to her face. so she took a picture and sent it to her son who was in the , house. the text said, "help me." >> i thought she was messing with me. i thought she got a new app or something. >> he was that close, i felt his breath. he was this. he was a foot away from me, when it came from my face to his face. patrick: her son slowly came up behind his mom and the bear eventually walked away. the wildlife conservation is looking for the bear to move him out of the populated area. in sports, a former brewer checks into rehab after a dwi arrest. kathy: plus, why l.s.u.'s all-american running back isn't the only weapon the badgers have
opener just three days away. patrick: and, the new look uniforms the badgers will wear for saturday's game at lambeau field. dan needles is in next with big 12 sports. right now here are tonight's winning lottery numbers. 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
announcer: big 12 sports presented by menards. dan: the experts think lsu will score plenty of touchdowns at lambeau field saturday against the badgers, but tigers coach les miles had a warning for his players today. try to make a lambeau leap and you will have to find your own way back to baton rouge. lsu features all-american running back leonard fournette, but their passing game has been a little bit under the radar. quarterback brandon harris is now established as the starter, and he throws to one of the most explosive receiving duo's in the country, malachi dupre and travin dural.
they need to be leary of l.s.u.'s big-play potential through the air. >> they are good. they have some deep threats. they have some receivers who can go. but we can run, too. >> they have a great quarterback, great receivers, a great offensive line. they're bigger body, play-making receivers. their pass game complements their run game very well. dan:ou from lambeau field right here on wisn-12. kickoff is 2:30. it will be wisconsin's first game in their new under armour uniforms. >> under arm has created a color for wisconsin called flawless. it is customize. there are a couple of tweaks and our uniform this year. we have always had stripes on the sleeve, pants, and helmet here it under armour has put a
four out of four, which is the motto were going with. the color is deeper than what you have seen in the past, but i think it looks really nice. also, the face mask has a custom color as well. dan: you still have plenty of time to vote for next week's operation football game of the week. the choices are mukwonago at muskego, kenosha bradford at franklin, or pewaukee at new berlin west. log on to wisn.com, then go to the operation football page to cast your vote. the winner will be announced monday. former brewers into a rehab facility near dallas, where he will spend about a month, and his status with the texas rangers for the rest of the season is up in the air. jeffress was arrested for dwi last friday. and, round two of the u.s. open tennis tournament showed off the acrobatic skills of gael monfils, wearing the blue shirt in the near court, the leaping, between-the-legs shot. you will see the replay and see it a little better. it was good. he ended up winning the match
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patrick: check it out. a temporary crossing guard is getting a lot of attention in portland, oregon. sasquatch helped kids put one little foot in front of another. he teamed up with the city's transportation department to remind drivers that school is back in session and look out for kids in crosswalks. mark: the kids are looking at him. kathy: taking pictures with them. dan: i'm not going to make any ex-girlfriend jokes here. kathy: thank goodness. mark: as your kid's hat to
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