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wisconsin. this is a live look at the radar and we are tracking the conditions for you. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda has the day off. it's 5:30 on this wednesday, september 7th. i'm in the weather center with meteorologist sally severson. sal, you have been watching some of the rain moving through overnight. >> we are looking at the wettest of the weather across sheboygan, dodge, fond du lac washington county. flood watch in place and covering most of southern wisconsin through about 11:00 tonight. now what is going to happen for us, a cool front is sagging to the south in the afternoon and the focus for the development of the rain and storms. now this isn't a widespread rainfall, but the scattered storms much like we saw
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morning. here is the focus on the north counties, more in the heavy rain and light anyoning. the showers and storms approaching columbia county and northwest parts of dane county. if this holds together it is going to scrape across the southern counties. the the south as a cool front. as we may get in a couple of dry hours this morning before the rain redevelops in the afternoon. jeremy nelson is along the river. >> this is the milwaukee river and we are talking more about that in a moment. we are going to recap the past 12-18 hours.
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stronger storms parts of kimberly and hortonville area. a barn was damaged, also some large tree limbs were down and puddles and as much as one to three inches of rain in the fox valley. i would say 2-3 inches plus in if northern counties. so a now. but we are along the milwaukee river. this area is prone to flooding. we have a flood watch in effect for the remainder of today. no issues right now. this is flood stage right now. we are certainly keeping tabs on this. we'll helicopter to watch things
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>> now to the morning commute, matt? >> the choper is parked because of the weather. you are seeing the head lights shining off the wet waivement out there. a little wet pavement to greet you this morning. if you are leeing the house soon, you will notice we are in the green across the system. reduced lains at 43. not causing now problems right now. i suspect we'll delay off the bypass and 94 westbound in that area. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. 5:33. later today, the battle over sherman park is continuing. a final decision on whether a fence should surround the park
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county executive chris abele and sheriff david clarke argued over the fence. abele wants it to stay down and clarke wants it to go back up. 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. mike? >> good morning, ben. the pokemon go craze is creating a bit of controversy here and most of it coming from people that live in the neighborhood. huge crowds of players are crowding the park, taking up parking spaces and leaving garbage behind. this video is from over the weekend and showing hundreds
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the union is bringing in extra trash cans and police are tick eetting the illegally parked cars in the neighborhood. they are trying to get the developer of the game to get a permit. players say that most people are being respectful but neighbors are concerned and there will be a meeting here in the park at 6:30 with officials to talk this issue. reporting live this morning mike anderson "12 news this morning". >> thank you, mike. 5:35. >> 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? >> thousands of students have questions now. what is going to happen next. the campus in greenfield along
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has closed down. 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. ben, back to you. >> 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. a steady stream of cars, rv's, trucks and more passed through on their way out of town. residents set out lawn chairs to wave goodbye. on memorial day, locals will be
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>> 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. two more swimmers had to be 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. you can see rain is through, especially some of our northern counties this morning. heads up if you are in sheboygan and fond du lac counties, the rain is moving through. we are on weatherwatch 12 this morning.
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>> we are 20 minutes before 6:00 this wednesday morning. flood watch covers much of southern wisconsin through the late evening hours. potentially another inch or two of rainfall today. we are not done with the rain
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mostly south central wisconsin. dryer near the illinois border. the showers and thundershowers are tapering off in the north counties. all of this associated with a stubborn station front sagging to the south. between now and 8:00, the showers are tapering off a little bit. a lu mid-morning, and periods of storms for this afternoon and into the evening hours. ben, we are staying on weather watch. >> thank you, sal. >> 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. williams holds the american record for the longest time spent in orbit with 534 days
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>> new this morning, a michigan woman comes to the rescue when she sees a boy and his father struggling in lake michigan. the lake was dangerous over the holiday weekend with strong currents. this is video from the rescue. 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 jacket and went out to help. talcott helped them stay above water until a boat came along and they all climbed aboard. always respect lake 5:42. >> let's get right to tim in the newsroom. he's following some of today's big stories. tim? >> 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. those stories and much more when
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>> it's 5:45 on this wednesday, september 7th. here's a live look outside and it is a gorgeous sunrise. so question is, how long is it staying like this on the right and when are we seeing the rain? >> the right is racine. it is mounted on the journal times building. it has been dryer for the past few hours and the rain up in the north counties overall. 72 at the airport. here is a look at plenty of rain and the temperatures in the upper 60s. showers, a few thundershowers in the northern counties. if these hold together they are scraping to the north of 94 in the next hour or so. all of this is in place for us off and on throughout the
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a peek or two of the sun. i think we have a brief dry spell mid-morning and the storms firing up again in the afternoon. >> right now 600 foot scattered layer and the chopper is staying parked. if you are jumping in the car, the volume is light. it is wet pavement. things are looking good. system wide everything smoothly. a little tap on the brakes entering the construction zone. that is a look at the morning commute. back to you. >> happening now, the last patient treated after the attack in lantd do has returned home. >> 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.
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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. back 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 murders. chicago's superintendent of police says the city recovers more illegal guns than new york and los angeles combined. >> 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.
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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 no there there. the murdochs, who own fox, are convinced ailes was harassing women in his office at fox news. >> more than 20 women have reportedly come forward and made similar accusations. 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 free 4g internet to anyone who signs up in india. next year, it will cost about $2.25 a month.
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to internet. think about everything we use it for. >> i know. well, early today rain, showers and storms began to fire up yesterday in the amp and continuing overnight and right now impacting central and south central wisconsin and southwest corner of the state with the rain and storms and all o is part of a stationary front. we have a good amount of heavy rain pivoting through with this little line out of the area. we are keeping a close eye on this and allow extra time for the traffic and travel today
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throughout the area and ponding on the roadways. here is a look at the combo satellite and radar. we have a front. what ask going to happen, it is sagging to the south as a kwool front and continuing to provide a focus for the showers and storms this afternoon. now i do think we peek a little sun mid to late morning and pushing the temperatures up to the 80s. if we stay cloudy, just a little cooler. so here is a look at 8:00, 9:00 this morning, a little dry and sun, with the heating, the showers and storms will fire up. there will be pockets of thunderstorms that will bubble up and develop in the heat of the day and evening hours. most of this is turning off after the cool front passes. a couple of clouds linger.
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another round of rain heads our way this afternoon and tonight. the high depends on the sunshine. we are on weather watch. tonight 70s. 81 tomorrow. >> >> 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. poce 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, back to you. >> happening now, firefighters are working to get a wildfire under control as it threatens 300 buildings in california. we told you about the saddle
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since then, it's more than doubled in size. it's now burning 850 acres and 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 protesters who had locked themselves together on the runway. the uk branch of black lives matter was behind the prt. the uk's treatment of black people. >> happening now, in north dakota, a protest against an oil pipeline is gaining support. protesters sprayed construction equipment with graffiti and attached themselves to the machinery. they're trying to delay construction on an oil pipeline so that costs will go up and the company will give up. protesters say the pipeline will put the local water supply in serious danger. >> we're going to protect our
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our native women from these man camps, the drugs, the sex trafficking. >> among the protesters yesterday, presidential candidate jill stein. she's there. she's 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. it is this all began saturday morning. officials say brendan duffy got a deputy's attention and asked if he could charge his phone. strange, but... the deputy stopped and duffy pulled out a bunch of credit cards. the deputy noticed that the cards were not in his name and arrested him. police called the owners of the card. one woman didn't even know hers had been stolen. >> they told me that they had my card in custody and they wanted to know if mr. brendan duffy was
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if i had a pocket full of someone else's cards, i definitely would not pull that pocket out! >> she got her card back before it had been used. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:55. still ahead a chance to see the bucks stars off the court. the tour they are kicking off and when they are coming to a spot near you. apple lovers, get
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>> this morning gm is settling lawsuits. they had recalled 2.6 million cars to replace the defective switches, they were linked to a 124 deaths and more than 250 injuries. gm admitted to knowing about t faulty part a decade before the recall. >> new york's attorney general is investigating whether the maker of these epi pens violated the antitrust laws. they have may included anticompetitive terms in the sales contracts with the schools. epi pens are life saving treatment for people with allergic reactions.
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revealed. >> mastercard holders can use the card for the paypal transfers. paypal struck a similar agreement with visa in july. >> remember the boycott over the diversity of the nominees in hollywood. the university of southern california study looked top one hundred films and women had 31% of the speaking characters. >> wisn 12 news time now is
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>> good morning. it is great to have you with us on "12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. right now on "12 news this morning", a fence around sherman park is a battle now for weeks, and the decision being made later today that could impact the people in the neighborhood. >> first, we are on weatherwatch 12. look at this, rain and storms are moving through parts of wisconsin, southeast wisconsin way. our team of meteorologist are taking the conditions for you. we are going to jeremy nelson live in the field in a moment. first though, sally severson is in the weather center. >> the temperatures early upper 60s and lower 70s and cloudy and rain is on the radar. we have a flood watch through much of southern wisconsin and several rounds of storm and rain


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