tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC September 7, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CDT
that's what's making news in america this morning >> we are on weather watch this morning. rain and storms moved through wisconsin overnight. lightning, strong winds, and heavy rain were reported across parts of the state. look at that southeast wisconsin as we take a live look at doppler 12 radar, but there is a chance of showers this morning then more rain and storms later today. >> 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, september 7th. i'm in the weather center with meteorologist sally severson. sally, we saw the radar and there is a lot moving through right now. >> we have the rain and showers, more of the garden variety. there we are with a look at the
in the state. we have periods of heavy rain. not a lot in the way of severe weather. i don't expect severe weather this afternoon. but this amp the stronger storms are a possibility. right now the winds are east. we anticipate overall more of a west and southwest wind. so the time line, i think that off this morning. between 8 and noon a lull in the rain action. high temperature today if we break the sun 87 or so. then between noon and 8:00, periods of rain and storms arriving once again and potential for the local heavy rainfall later this afternoon and the evening hours. ben? >> thank you, sal. >> right now, cleanup is underway after storms moved
damage was reported yesterday afternoon and evening in manitowoc, appleton, and hortonville. this is video of a barn that collapsed in kimberly just east of appleton. look at this. the owner says he was storing old cars inside. no one was hurt. and heavy rain led to some street flooding and ponding in appleton. here you can see cars driving through the water trying to make it through a busy intersection and gas station parking lot. >> a reminder, you can take weather watch 12 with you anywhere. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's an easy way to track rain and storms. the app is free for your smartphone or tablet. >> later today, the battle over sherman park continues. a final decision on whether a fence should surround the park is happening this afternoon. earlier this week, milwaukee county executive chris abele and sheriff david clarke argued over
a judge agreed with abele and issued a temporary restraining order bringing the fence down. today, a court hearing will decide if that decision is permanent and when the park will open and close. >> later today, a debate over whether the game pokemon go should stay in a milwaukee park. the game has gotten people across the country more active. players have to explore outside in order to catch characters. milwaukee's lake park has become a hot spot for pokemon players, but people who live around the park are not happy with the extra traffic both cars and on foot. later today, county officials will be at lake park to answer questions about pokemon go and the impact it's having on the park. the meeting starts at 6:30. >> happening now, local students are trying to figure out what to do next when a college closes its doors unexpectedly. tim, what happened to itt tech? >> the campus in greenfield
itt technical institute is a for-profit college with more than 130 campuses in 38 states. thousands of students are looking for answers about their future now that it's closed. the company that runs the school is based in indiana and they've been under investigation. the u.s. department of education issued sanctions against the company including banning them from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. once that decision came down, the company closed down. that affects around 35,000 students and 8,000 employees. >> happening now, cudahy high school students are getting ready to head back to school after an unexpected afternoon off. they were sent home early yesterday when the air conditioning system broke. with the high temperatures, it was too hot inside the building. cudahy's superintendent tells wisn 12 news classes are back on today.
wisconsin teachers are getting money from a surprising place, former senator herb kohl. kohl funded every wisconsin classroom request on the crowdfunding site donors choose dot org. nearly 700 teachers will have extra supplies for their classrooms, everything from school supplies to electronics. the donation adds up to half a million dollars. >> it's a decision that could impact how much you pay for school supplies. later today, governor scott walker will give more details he wants a back to school sales tax holiday in the budget next year through 2019. it would give families a chance to buy school supplies and other products without paying sales tax. >> now that school's back in session, people up north are waving goodbye to summer. locals in minocqua took that literally they waved goodbye as summer tourists headed out of town on labor day.
on their way out of town. residents set out lawn chairs to wave goodbye. on memorial day, locals will be out again saying hello. wisn 12 news time now is 4:36. >> still ahead, after an out-of-this-world experience. a wisconsin man is back on solid ground. his record-setting trip to space that ended overnight. >> and it's been a rough few days on lake michigan. tw rescued from the water. the training one good samaritan had that may have saved lives. but first, weather watch 12. let's take a live look at doppler 12 radar. right now not nearly as heavy rain as we saw last night.
morning we are looking at the temperatures for the most part in the 70s. you can see showers and a few storms are south, central in the state. closer to the illinois border dry. north of west bend pushing through fond du lac and sheboygan gain this morning a little lightning and brief heavy rainfall. what is going to happen it is going to sag to the cool front. we look at a round of rain and storms likely and heavy rainfall later today and tonight. 72 at this hour at the airport. the highs depend on the sunshine for today. now early today 68 at waukesha. 72 at the airport. for this morning, early morn showers are tapering off. then rain and storms arriving once again for this afternoon
>> this is 43, 94. the pavement is wet out there. 94 westbound from downtown to moreland 10 minutes. >> right now, a wisconsin astronaut is back on solid ground after spending six months in space. jeff williams left the international space station and landed here on earth last night along with two russian astronauts. record for the longest time spent in orbit with 534 days over four missions. glad to have you back. >> new this morning, a michigan woman comes to the rescue when she sees a boy and his father struggling in lake michigan. look at this. the lake was dangerous over the holiday weekend with strong currents. sherri talcott is a former lifeguard. she noticed an 11-year-old boy and his father struggling in the waves so she grabbed a life
talcott helped them stay above water until a boat came along and they all climbed aboard. incredible, for cool. 4:42. >> let's get right to tim in the newsroom. he's following some of today's big stories. >> it's been months since the shooting at an orlando nightclub. now, the final patient who was hurt in that attack is out of the hospital. what's next in the recovery after the pulse ambush. >> plus, a deadly year in chicago. the latest crimes that are breaking records which have stood for the last 20 years.
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serious rain. >> we picked up a good rain during the overnight hours and now it is tapering off near the illinois border. there is a flood watch covering a good portion of southern wisconsin for tonight. we are expecting an inch or two of rain, maybe a little better than that tonight. these showers and storms are pivoting over the northern counties get a moderate rain this morning. these storms are not severe. take a look, it is all lined up along the boundary. that is the best chance of the showers and storms and sagging to the south this afternoon as a cool front. the morning showers are going to taper off and redeveloping in
>> happening now, the last patient being treated after the pulse nightclub attack is back home. tim is here with the latest. >> great news this morning. the hospital in orlando confirms that the last survivor has been released. it's been months since the attack on pulse nightclub which killed 49 people and hurt dozens more. the orlando regional medical center has treated 35 patients from the shooting and performed more than 75 operations. last month, that hospital and florida hospital both announced they will not bill any of the survivors for medical care. the hospitals could end up paying $5 million out of pocket. ben, over to you. >> developing now, a violent year continues in chicago. the city reached 500 homicides over the labor day weekend. that makes 2016 the deadliest year in two decades. in august alone, there were 90
police says the city recovers more illegal guns than new york and los angeles combined. >> happening now, gun sales are skyrocketing. there are no numbers that track gun sales directly, but the fbi says the number of background checks has hit an all-time high. gun sales have been going up for years in the aftermath of deadly shootings as gun buyers worry about potential gun control laws. >> 20 million dollars. that's the settlement that 21st century fox is offering gretchen carlson a former fox news anchor. she sued the network accusing the head of fox news of sexual harassment. roger ailes has since been forced out of the company. he denies the accusations. fox news not only settled with carlson, they also issued an apology for the way she was treated. >> companies like fox do not pay $20 million settlements when there's nothing there. the murdochs, who own fox, are
women in his office at fox news. >> more than 20 women have reportedly come forward and made similar accusations. ailes' attorney says he's not contributing any money to the $20 million settlement. >> happening now, india's richest man is giving back handing out free internet to one billion people. only 20 percent of adults in india currently have internet access, but the owner of a mobile network is now offering signs up in india. next year, it will cost about $2.25 a month. pretty nice deed. it is amazing in a country that large only 20% have internet access. we have it everywhere here. >> it is almost pick a spot here. >> it is like a public utility here. >> yes.
a few storms this morning and diminishing. the flood watch is in effect. a stakes ontario front is sagging to the south. it is a focus for the storms once again. so here is a look at the flood watch. there are flash flood as well. this is a watch including southern wisconsin. now we have been dry overall and a lot of rain in the south central portion of wisconsin and including the north counties. so it is beaver dam, lowell. dodge, west bend as well. slinger and hartford and moving up to adele and fond du lac and
now, the showers and thundershowers are focussed along the boundary. in fact, walworth may see morning sunshine. this boundary is sagging to the south in the afternoon and showers and storms in the afternoon. now to the activity throughout the afternoon, at 5:00 this morning, you see we get to 8:00 and we taper off. just a little bit. just a stray s a couple of dry hours. heat is building in the afternoon. that's going to allow for the spotty showers and storms redeveloping. timing and placement is a little difficult, i anticipate locally heavy rainfall. we are on weatherwatch 12 today. 87. if we don't break the sun,
81 # tomorrow. 77 on friday with a chance for late day showers. we clear out for the weekend. >> thank you, sally. 4:52. >> a dangerous suspect back in custody after escaping. tim is in the newsroom where new details have been coming in overnight. tim? >> right now, a homicide suspect is back behind bars after getting away from police last week. police tracked down alonso perez at a home in north las vegas. he escaped from a police station in the same area on friday. police say he broke out of his handcuffs. perez is the suspect in a shooting that happened late last month outside of a mcdonald's. ben? >> thank you, tim. >> happening now, firefighters are working to get a wildfire under control as it threatens 300 buildings in california. we told you about the saddle fire yesterday morning. since then, it's more than doubled in size.
is only about a third contained. there are mandatory evacuations in place for the area this morning. >> developing this morning, protesters gather on a runway at a london airport disrupting flights. police arrested nine protestor who had locked themselves together on the runway. the uk branch of black lives matter was behind the protest. they say they were protesting the uk's treatment of black people. >> also happening now in north dakota, a pipeline the getting support. the protestor sprayed the equipment with graffiti and attached themselves to the machinery. they are trying to delay the construction of the oil pipeline so the costs will go up and the combaen will give up. they are saying that the pipeline puts the water supply in danger.
>> now among the protestor yesterday, the green party candidate and now she could face criminal charges after spray painting construction equipment. >> a florida man is arrested after flagging down a deputy and asking if he could charge his phone. this began on saturday morning. brendan duffy got the deputy's attention and asked to charge his deputy pulled out a bunch of credit cards and the cards were not in his name and he was arrested. >> he told me they have my card in custody and asked if he was authorized to use it. >> not a good idea to pull the
>> kids have to roll up the sleeves for the flu protection this year. the popular flu mist is not effective enough and the shot is the only option. it is recommended everyone than six months get the flu shot by october. >> new york's attorney general is trying to find out if the makers of the epi pens violated the trust laws. they may have anticompetitive terms in the contracts for the school systems. they are a life saving treatment for allergic reactions.
life are more likely to develop allergies in the future. it increased the risk of ez ma and hay fever. >> more americans are eating a gluten free diet. two million americans have ciliac disease. >> great to see you this morning on "12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. it is wednesday, september 7th. right now on "12 news this morning", a fence around sherman
decision being made later today that could impact people living in the neighborhood. >> first to weather watch, the rain and storms moved through parts of wisconsin overnight. a team of meteorologist are tracking the conditions for you. we are going to jeremy nelson live in the field in a moment but first we are starting with sally severson. >> later in the afternoon yesterday we saw the firing up. sheboygan and fond du lac picking up the stronger storms yesterday afternoon. it is still wet in the north counties. we are anticipating another potentially one to two inches of rain today and creating a potential for the flooding. there's the rain showing up central and south central in wisconsin. most prevalent across sheboygan