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>> today, remembering the september 11th attacks nearly 15 years later. how people here are honoring the people who lost their lives and helped in the aftermath of the attacks. >> and progress on milwaukee's streetcar. when we'll learn more about the plan to help people travel around milwaukee. but first, we're on weather watch this morning. some showers are ahead but after beautiful forecast for the weekend. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda and sally are off today. it's 5:30 on this friday, september 9th. we are in the weather center with jeremy nelson. >> get the cameras ready for the sunrise. how about current conditions? the humidity took a dip overnight and the dew points in the 50s right now.
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how about in racine a hypothetical of what is ahead of the sunrise. a few mid and high clouds mixing in and beautiful colors over lake michigan this morning. dew .58 degrees in racine. it is getting muggy in the afternoon as the next system arrives across the area. the clouds will thicken up in the afternoon. a couple of possible. once we get to the weekend forecast, keep the umbrella on stand by and we have the weekend forecast coming up. first though, now to matt that is headed to news chopper 12. >> you can give the air conditioning a break in the car this morning with the comfortable temperatures. overnight construction at
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re-opened. travel times are looking good. no crashes on the system being reported at this time. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> saying goodbye to a well-known milwaukee man. radio host and journalist eric von has died. he's been a fixture in the dpunt for decades. he's known for hosting precious lives on wuwm radio and wnov the several years ago, von co-hosted a show here on wisn 12 called "it's your vote." mike anderson is joining us for more. sorry for your loss, mike. >> well, thank you, ben. it is a loss for me and for the entire community. our condolences go out to his wife faith this morning. i just learned the news myself a couple of hours ago.
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attack. i go back with him to the early 90s. my son used to deliver his papers. he was a touring figure in the milwaukee community, a voice of reason and understand. his life touched many other lives. some people he knew and those he don't know. i can't think of any community minded organizer who never crossed paths with eric in this community because he was always someone you can counsel with about the issues that are happening, and of course most recently in sherman park but a variety of issues. this community will be missing
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the station at channel 12. of course, on his radio show where i was a guest just a few days ago and yesterday morning we exchanged text messages. he's going to be missed in the community very much. back to you, ben. >> mike, thank you. truly a man that was committed to the community. a lot of people in theom and you can share the memories and lock on to wisn 12 facebook page and share your memories of him. 5:34. >> developing now, more than a dozen students collapse in the middle of a cross country meet. tim, how are they doing this morning? >> all of the teens involved are back home right now. paramedics had to treat 19
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exhaustion. four had to go to the hospital. others were treated at the scene and released. this happened during a 5k run at arrowhead high school. >> they got immediate aid to the kids, so you know, that's a good thing nothing was more serious than time to recover and get enough fluids back in them. tim: officials say there were more than 1,000 student t told ahead of time to drink plenty of water because it was so hot and humid. again, the good news all of the students are out of the hospital this morning. ben? >> thank you, tim. 5:35. >> the 15th anniversary of 9/11 is on sunday. today, the victims will be remembered during a ceremony in waukesha. a beam from one of the twin towers will be on display during
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a 9/11 memorial in kewaskum in washington county. waukesha police and firefighters will be there to sing the national anthem and remember everyone who died that day. construction on the kewaskum memorial starts later this year. there are more events today to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> later today, tosa fest kicks off in wauwatosa. at that event, there will be a tribute to firefighters, police officers and military personnel as well as those who died on 9/11. and this year, the festival is making some changes when it comes to secur yesterday. when it opens later today, there will be fences to keep people away from train tracks, security officers roaming the grounds and color-coded wristbands. kids who are there without parents will have a special wristband to let security know that their parents are not on the grounds. organizers say this is just a precaution. >> in the 41 years we have never
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ben: for the first time, tosa fest will not be free. you'll have to pay $2 to get in or donate two canned goods. >> later today, we're expected to get an update on milwaukee's streetcar project. city leaders will meet to talk about everything from construction plans to the budget. this is rendering. the streetcar has been in the works for years. the first phase is set to be finished in 2018. wisn 12 news time now is 5:37. still highway in new england. how the workers had to clean up millions of pennies. >> plus, one of the tallest buildings in the u.s. in almost
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>> chaos on a delaware highway all thanks to some pennies. a truck carrying millions of blank pennies crashed yesterday sending 40,000 pounds of copper pouring onto the highway. it took 13 hours to clean up the pennies, wrecked truck and oil
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crews used vacuums to clear the pennies away. >> new on wisn 12, the tallest building west of the mississippi is officially finished and construction workers are sharing the view from the very top. they posted this photo standing on top of the wilshire grand tower in los angeles. they're about 1100 feet up in the air. you can only get to this spot of course, the workers were harnessed the whole time. type time 5:41. >> let's get right to tim in the newsroom. he's following some of today's top stories. >> disturbing discovery overnight outside of a mcdonald's restaurant a. body was found inside of a car in the parking lot here. this happened just a couple of hours ago outside of the business near silver spring and lovers lane. they are investigating whether
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>> welcome back to "wisn 12 news this morning." look at this high atop the us bank building. it is friday, september 9th. it is a look outside. >> it is refreshing this morning and w the door matches. 62 degrees in milwaukee. dew points are in 50s. it is a gorgeous look. similar in mequon and low 60s. a light breeze there. we turn the winds to the southeast and spelling changes. rain is returning to the forecast. when you will need the umbrella. we talk about that coming up.
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>> so far so good. things are in good shape on the roadways. the construction is picked up. the travel times are looking great... i will jump in the helicopter and checking back in a bit. ben, back to you. >> developing this morning, a new yorker is missing after falling off of a cruise ship. tim, you have new information from overnight. >> the coast guard is now calling off the search. coast guard officials told the miami herald that it was a difficult decision. the woman fell off the carnival cruise ship on wednesday in the bahamas. according to the cruise line, she jumped overboard. the coast guard had an aircraft and two ships searching the area. the ship was traveling from the bahamas to charleston, south carolina at the time. passengers arrived in charleston yesterday.
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>> tim, thank you. >> in commitment 2016, a third-party candidate running for president is facing some criminal charges. jill stein was charged with a misdemeanor after joining a protest against a pipeline in north dakota. stein says she is not the real criminal. she blames the company responsible for the pipeline. local tribes say the pipeline will destroy ancient burial sites and could contaminate drinking water. >> after a forum between the two frontrunners in the election, nbc anchor matt lauer is facing backlaro critics say he was too tough on hillary clinton and went easy on donald trump. >> let me finish. look, this is an important issue, i know we're on tv and don't have a lot of time. >> i have a lot to get in. >> i will talk quickly. >> that was the tone wednesday night at nbc's commander-in-chief forum. lauer interrupted clinton much more than he did trump and trump was asked more open-ended questions. critics also say the "today
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trump when he claimed that he was against the iraq war at the very beginning, a radio interview with howard stern disproves that. even an nbc executive said the forum was a disaster. >> new on wisn 12, this weekend madison is welcoming triathletes from across the country. one of them is taking on his first ironman at 72 years old. lon getlin went to school at uw-madison nearly 50 years ago. he was on the wrestling team. now he's back for the annual ironman competition. it's his first triathlon. getlin says he wanted to take on that challenge in madison. >> why would i chose this as my first ironman? that's because it's madison, i figured if i looked around and saw things it would motivate me. >> lon says he's not trying to win the ironman, he just wants to finish it.
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>> it's that time of the year. the milwaukee county zoo is inviting you to take a ride on the wild side. the zoological society fundraiser gives people the rare chance to ride their bikes through the zoo. this sunday, bikers can gear up and pedal alongside the animal exhibits. there's a 2.5 mile critter caravan course for the kids. and for the more seasoned riders, there are longer routes around the area. the annual event raises money for wildlife conservation, education, and, of course, the milwaukee county zoo. last year's event raised $26,000! >> we have breakfast lunch every , lunch, gets a shirt and of course zoo admission and parking is included so it's a great way to get some exercise, see the zoo and get home in time to see the packers! >> that is important, right. you can register online through today. walk-up registration will be accepted on sunday. we have a link to more information posted on the wisn 12 news app.
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rain or the sun? >> sunday is great, perfect riding conditions and great for the ironman. saturday is iffy in the morning. now to sunrise. how about this? yeah, look out on the eastern horizon. beautiful colors out there. the sunrise is a half hour away. head outside and get a photo and tweet it to me. i will pass them on air or the blog. it is comfortable. in milwaukee and racine. it is a great looking sunrise there. just a couple mid or high level clouds are drifting through at the moment. let's talk about the dew point. des moines 72. unfortunately some of the higher dew points surge back up to the north. the humidity increasing ahead of the cold front and showers and
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morning. after 4:00 p.m. stood a couple of showers are possible. most of the rain is holding off until tonight or saturday. this morning a few clouds around. generally dry until we get past 4:00, 5:00 p.m., maybe a spotty showers this evening for operation football. better chance of the showers after mid night. we may see rain morning. let's talk about the weekend forecast. starting off today, on friday, low 80s. if you are travelling to the west, thunderstorms. saturday's forecast, showers are exiting the eastern half of the state. look at the daytime highs, 60s. in southeast wisconsin we see a daytime high around 73 degrees.
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one more warm day, that is today. the humidity is going to return. pick day is sunday. next week, how about that, seeing a day with highs in the 60s on wednesday. >> we'll take it. >> a lot of controversy over the quarterback's position not to stand tr if national anthem. tim? >> the police officers are not happy. there were questions about them working an at the games. the police union threatened that the officers could choose not to work those games. the police union held a meeting to does the letter and now they are inviting capper nick so ride along with the police. he's refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest
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>> dallas' police chief is explaining why he unexpectedly decided to retire. he made the decision just months after five dallas officers were killed on the job. david brown said that after the shootings he was uncomfortable with the national notoriety he got. he decided it was time to move on. >> why are you retiring is the question? number one, it has been 33 years and it is time to go. ben: consider why athletes and entertainers are paid so much and police officers, teachers and firefighters are paid so little. >> new on wisn 12, two women are , a 15-year-old student in new york is in police custody after bringing a loaded gun to school on the first day. police say no one at the brooklyn school was hurt. the department of education says it's deeply troubling. >> new on wisn 12, an entire school experimenting with
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no students at this elementary school in portland will get any homework. the school's principal came up with the idea. she wants the kids to go home and spend time with their families instead of working on homework. the principal says she isn't worried about kids' performance. >> the research really does stand behind it doesn't make a difference in the student achievement levels. it is up to the individual school and theif populations. i think that it is certainly the direction that we are excited to take. >> the school will have extra worksheets on hand in case parents want their kids to get extra practice. >> a big surprise on board an african airplane. a woman went into labor and had her baby in the air. the flight crew helped deliver the baby boy, who is named after the pilot. the libyan airline buraq air had
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free flights for life. wisn 12 news time now is 5:54. >> still ahead seismic activity detected in north korea. but it was not an earthquake. what's really responsible for the tremors in north korea and why the u.s. is concerned. >> plus, a company selling green milk, it is fine to drink. we'll tell you why they turned
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>> this morning wells fargo is told the pay up after illegal late fees. they charged the late fees to customers that made the payments on the last day of the grace period. they have to repay to the agency. the bank must set aa side $410,000 to refund the customers hit with the >> a warning this morning from the faa if you have a samsung galaxy 7 don't use it on a plane. they stopped reselling the phone and recalled those already sold after 35 exploded or caught on fire. the problem is related to recharging the battery. the faa is advising the passengers not to charge the devices in flight or stowe them
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$640 million to replace the door latches on 2.4 million cars, trucks and vans. a spring can break and the door can pop up while the vehicle is moving. it is covering much of the north american model lineup since 2014. >> amazon could be delivering to the football games. it is partnering with the 49ers, the fans can order food, online. orders delivered to the parking lot in an hour or less. it is available only to the prime members. 5:59.
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ben: good morning. great to have you with us on "12 news this morning." right now, developments in the slenderman case, what is expected in court today. >> mruz, remembering a milwaukee radio legend. the tributes coming in this morning to journalist and bratter and activist >> first to the commute and the forecast. jeremy? >> simply a stunning view there. we have a fiery looking guy on the horizon this morning as we look outside of the weather window. it is cooler, a lot less humid. it is 62 degrees right now. how about the dew point in the

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