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us live from the river hills police department. >> tiny river hills is wisconsin's richest community , which might explain why its police department looks more like a country club. investigators here recently executed a search warrant at one of its many mansions. from news chopper 12, you can see the vastness of the house and grounds. the 7000 square foot home is on the market for which may explain $1.8 million, why the homeowner was unaware there was a marijuana plot growing at his property line. according to the search warrant, the property behind the mansion was recently sold the new property owner clearing the brush when he came upon some suspicious plants. he said the plants were staked with tomato rings and protected with chicken wire along a well-worn path that led back to the mansion. he brought the plants to police who returned with a warrant. investigators say they found
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and large amounts floating in the toilets. officers arrested the homeowners 27-year-old daughter. the daughter wouldn't answer the door this afternoon, but her mom came to the door. i wonder what you can tell us about the marijuana bust? >> she mouthed i know nothing about it and disappeared. the 27-year-old was released to her mother. she faces a felony drug charge the district attorney is currently reviewing the case toya: -- reviewing the case. where following breaking news. a judge threw out his conviction in a high-profile murder case, but tonight, there's a setback in the effort to free brendan dassey. nick bohr is live in the newsroom. nick, the attorney general is stepping in to fight his release. >> this motion was just filed this afternoon at the federal appeals court in madison. in short, it argues a federal judge here in milwaukee last month was flat out wrong when he said brendan dassey was coerced into confessing and deserves a new trial. the 26-year-old dassey and his uncle steven avery were
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teresa halbach on the avery property in manitowoc county. the case gained international attention late last year after the netflix series "making a murder." then last month a federal judge , in milwaukee threw out dassey's conviction, saying the investigators coerced him into confessing, taking advantage of his low i.q. and his lack of parental guidance. dassey was ordered released from prison within 90 days unless the state filed an appeal which they did this afternoon. attorney general brad schimel out the conviction is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. -- the law." schimel goes on to say dassey's confession was voluntary and the investigators did not use constitutionally impermissible tactics. there's no date set yet for the appeal to be heard. in the meantime, dassey's lawyers are preparing a motion to set bail for dassey that could allow him to be released while the court of appeals decides whether he's entitled to a new trial. toya: 12 news did speak with dassey's attorney by phone late this afternoon. bob dvorak tells us he's
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saying, "judge duffin wrote a thoughtful opinion that we are prepared to defend her co- dassey's uncle, steven avery is also appealing his murder conviction. avery's lawyer filed a motion last month asking for the testing and retesting of hundreds of pieces of evidence. she expects test results to come in in about three months. avery's attorney kathleen zellner is also responding to today's news, tweeting this right after the news broke, "wisconsin a.g. appealing brendan's decision. ben: one of the waukesha girls charged with stabbing her classmate to please the fictional slender man character pleads not guilty by reason of mental disease. the attorney for anissa weier entered the plea during a court appearance this morning. weier's attorney also said she will no longer fight to move the case to juvenile court. the other girl charged in the case, morgan geyser, entered an insanity plea last month. toya: from traffic watch 12, a major milestone in the zoo interchange project. and with it, some changes to your commute. crews are putting together the new ramp connecting eastbound i-94 to northbound 41. the dot will close southbound i-41 tonight and tomorrow night to hoist the slabs of concrete into place.
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time, there will be backups 41 southbound, especially sunday afternoon. there's a lot of traffic that comes back from the north on sunday afternoon, so definitely plan ahead. toya: the highway will reopen no later than 5:00 monday morning. you can find more information on wisn.com and our mobile app. >> i truly believe milwaukee is the epicenter of motorcycling in the united states. ben: than harley-davidson opens its new headquarters this weekend here in the home of milwaukee iron. new tonight kent wainscott talks , with the former harley-davidson executive behind the newest bike on the block. >> some new wheels are hitting milwaukee streets. royal enfield, a 115-year-old motorcycle maker based in india, is opening its first north
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in america's motorcycle capitol. >> the enthusiasm around motorcycling itself as a lifestyle is huge in the milwaukee area. >> rod copes should know. he's a former harley-davidson executive bringing a new brand , into harley's backyard. but, he says, they won't be competing for the same customers. >> we compliment harley-davidson incredibly because we fall right underneath them. our motorcycles are smaller, lighter and more affordable. ,>> state tax bs bring the headquarters to milwaukee and the company hopes , the store will be the first of many. but royal enfield's interest wasn't just in locating the headquarters in milwaukee in general, but specifically in this third ward neighborhood. the company believes its brand appeals to the growing number of millennials here. >> they like kind of the lifestyle, the experience, that we think resonates with our brand.
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g.m. of the new operation considers a perfect fit. , >> at the end of the day, milwaukee is a motorcycle friendly city. ben: royal enfield will sell three styles of what it describes at middle-weight motorcycles, selling in the $5,000 to $6,000 price range. the store's grand opening is set for tomorrow. toya: new ton, milwaukee radio legend eric von. the prominent journalist passed away suddenly last night at his home in sherman park. von worked at wuwm and wmcs 1290 radio, and on milwaukee public television. most recently, he hosted a daily urban talk show on wnov radio. von also served as mayor tom barrett's campaign co-chairman in 2004. >>'s first priority was always what was right for the city, so he was not shy about pending me down or pending me in a corner if he felt that was warranted. i always felt he was fair.
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trouble. he was 58 years old. >> the milwaukee bears never played a game, but their legacy will live on at the wall of fame. an expansion of the wall is planned for miller park. toya: eric von worked here at wisn 12 news for a short time in the early 2000's. von reported on stories impacting milwaukee's minority communities. ben: a top wisconsin democrat says her party shouldn't panic over new polls showing the race between hillary clinton and senator tammy baldwin tells upfront host mike gousha democrats will have to work hard to elect clinton. >> so are you worried at all about the recent trend lines in the trump cliinton race? >> well i think we always have , to take these contests very seriously. worry wouldn't be the word that i would use. ben: sunday on upfront, mike asks senator baldwin how well she thinks clinton has handled
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9:00 right here on wisn 12. after upfront, stay tuned at 9:30 for this week with george stephanopoulus. that's followed by matter of fact at 10:30. veteran journalist soledad o'brien takes over this week as the host of that show. o'brien talked to melinda davenport about sunday's season premiere. she says her show showcases people who often don't have a voice, which sets it apart from other sunday morning shows. i actually sometimes find myself yelling at the television in some capacity with questions that i would ask. i love anchoring, i love reporting, i love going out in the field, so for the last couple of years i have started a production company. i've been working on getting that up and running, which has been very interesting and very different sort of thing to do. i think there's not very many people in the field doing what
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this weekend's premiere will explore the lingering aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. toya: new tonight at 10:00 criminals steal a uwm student's , car, then crash it into a school bus. we'll tell you what happened next. plus, an suv dangles from a parking garage. the crazy thing the driver did as he was hanging by a thread. that's tonight at 10:00. >> i would stop on my way home from work and have a glass of wine or two at a bar alone, feeling really pathetic . toya: tonight on "20/20," elizabeth vargas opens up about her life as an alcoholic. the abc news anchor tells diane sawyer about her secret double life. that's tonight at nine right before 12 news at 10:00. ben: still ahead new at 6:00 timing showers and gusty west , winds usher in chilly air. it's been 15 years since the september 11 attacks. new tonight, how local first responders are teaching students who weren't alive when it happened about that historic day. plus did you ever have the urge
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announcer: leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news at 6:00 with kathy mykleby, joyce garbaciak, weather watch 12 chief meteorologist mark baden and big 12 sports director dan needles. wisn 12 news at 6:00 continues. ? that's the sound of bagpipes at st john's military academy this afternoon. the delafield school held a special ceremony to remember the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. the color guard from the waukesha county sheriff's office led the procession. this weekend marks 15 years since the september 11 terrorist attack. ben: as 12 news tim elliott reports new tonight, local first responders are making sure
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2001 understand the importance of that day. >> freshmen in high school weren't even alive when september 11 happen. that boggles the mind. this is our pearl harbor. >> milwaukee fire department deputy chief aaron lipski is determined to make sure students know all about 9/11. >> i think those folks that put themselves sin the line of service that put them in the protectivevi this memory. >> students at riley elementary school on the south side invited firefighters, police officers, and military members to share their experience from that day. >> ? oh, say can you see ? >> they asked questions. >> what were you doing the day the towers were struck? >> and heard from a marine who was deployed to iraq. >> i wear this bracelet in
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to me, those of the heroes. >> i feel bad for everyone that died in the 9/11 attack. >> fifth-grader bryan munoz is thankful for the men and women who answered the call of duty and are now serving this country. >> for me, i think they are heroes because they are risking their lives for us and others. >> for milwaukee public schools, teaching students about 9/11 is just as important as any other lesson. >> it's been 15 years. let us n sacrifices that were made on september 11. >> ? and the home of the brave ? >> in milwaukee, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. ben: each student at the event today received a copy of the book the little white truck with the big mission. it's part of the books for bravery program. the book is about the true story of a retired milwaukee firefighter who drove to new york and brought back a piece of steel from the world trade center wreckage. that steel beam is now on
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children to know the terror attacks still impact people every day. >> this took place 15 years ago, but in reality it took place this morning when thousands of people woke up and their loved ones weren't there. ben: this was the second year of the books for bravery program. toya: the milwaukee county zoo is inviting you to take a ride on the wild side. this sunday, you can ride your bike through the zoo. there's a 2.5 mile critter caravan course for the kids. riders, there are longer routes around the area. the annual event raises money for the zoological society. >> we have breakfast, lunch, every participatn gets a shirt and of course zoo admission and , parking is included so it's a , great way to get some exercise, see the milwaukee county zoo, and get home in time to see the packers. toya: there is your sunday morning.
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wisn 12 news app. indian summer just got underway at maier festival park. it is the last lakefront festival of the season. this, by the way is the 30th , anniversary of indian summer. the three-day event features native american dance, food, and activities such as basket making and beadwork. indian summer runs through sunday. get ready to get dirty. tomorrow is the annual tomato romp on milwaukee's east side. with tomatoes on north avenue. 8000 pounds of inedible tomatoes have been donated to the event. it's a fundraiser to fight hunger. it reminds me of the cloudy with a chance of meatballs. sally: yes.
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we are showing our parent here. sally: thunder cake was another one. we have three friendly spiders on our camera. everybody as more captivated by the spiders crossing the lens. take a look. degrees. our wind is still southeast at 11. a fair amount of moisture is trapped in the atmosphere. the fog is over the lake in racine, so there is sunshine there, temperatures in the mid-70's. if you're headed out to football, take rain here. you won't need the big, heavy stuff to read the showers will
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temperatures will fall back between 72-74 degrees. you can see we have a good amount of dry going on, but there are light, scattered sprinkles across areas. there are showers across northern and eastern iowa as well. those are up and over a quasi-warm front. arrival of a cool front overnight tonight, north and west. it will keep shower chances alive, often on, scattered, and like this evening and overnight. tonight and sunday, the jet stream takes a dip to allow cooler and less humid air to move in. you will not feel that tomorrow when the wind kicks in.
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moisture coming out of illinois into walworth, racine, and kenosha counties. spotty showers waukesha, washington, and ozaukee counties. by midnight, this action turns off. the cool front comes through, the wind shifts, and then ushering in the cooler air. that will keep some cloudiness for tomorrow, a mixture of sun and clouds, a sprinkle, chillier air aloft, then the dry weather moves in and we settle in for a nice sunday. tonight, showers off and on, patchy fog, on the mild side, mid 60's. the cooler air comes in tomorrow. 72 tomorrow. windy by the afternoon, low 50's tomorrow night. sunday, sunshine back into the forecast, very pleasant.
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later , bringing us a chance for showers. take a look at the highs. 67 wednesday. 70 thursday. it's starting to feel like september. toya: we are deep in september. it is friday night. that means operation football. stephanie: coming up 12 sports, stephen watson will have a live preview from our game of the
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stephanie: the packers leave for florida tomorrow a day before , they face the jaguars in their surprisingly jacksonville's , offense ranked higher than the packers in yards and points last year with second year starting quarterback blake bortles, who set the franchise records in both yards and touchdowns. more than 4400 yards and 35 touchdowns, numbers that have the packers attention. >> just a guy that you have to keep inside. you can't let him get outside , get the throws off because , that's what he is very good at. we have to keep him inside the core and get the rush to him,
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a lot of people don't know that about him. he's pretty good. i guess a lot of people don't get to see jacksonville on t.v. too much, but he's a good, young player. so we know that. stephanie: it's week four of operation football. our game of the week is a woodland west showdown between new berlin west and pewaukee. 12 sports stephen watson joins us now live from pewaukee with a preview. stephen: good evening. season. i'm joined by the head coach. you guys have outscored your opponents. >> defense of teams have stepped up and scored points. we are trying to continue to get a rhythm. we are more balanced, so that helps, and the kids are playing well, so that works out well for us. >> what you see in your opponent tonight?
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all three games have been nip and tuck affairs. we are prepared for a battle. stephen: we have to talk watts. i know you had a chance to coach tj. how special was it to see him have so much success? >> that's a great family. they have wonderful lineage. their father was a heck of an appellee back in the day. of an athlete back in the day. you can't say enough good things about the kids. i had a chance to watch them on saturday, listen to them on the radio last night, just a class act, great kids and great athletes. stephen: no watts on the field, but wish you the best of luck tonight. >> thank you. stephen: we will have full coverage tonight on operation football.
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