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to make sure you're not the next victim. >> and a non-profit with a mission to revitalize local neighborhoods that are having a hard time. the extra financial boost that group is soon getting. >> but first, weather watch as we take a live look outside. you may need to grab an umbrella today before you head to work or school. we're tracking how long the rain will stick around. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 5:30 on this wednesday, september 14th. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in for sally this morning. good morning, jeremy. >> good morning. a couple of rain showers making their way across southeast wisconsin overnight. we have a little break right now. just keep the umbrella on stand by. outside at the moment, it is dry in milwaukee. 63 degrees. the wind is going to turn to the
lake effect rain showers later the morning. sheboygan the flag is moving there. kids headed out to the bus stop, possibly a sprinkle or two. once they exit the bus, coming home from school, drying out this amp with a mix of sun and clouds. on the playground, a brief shower from time to time. matt is headed out to news chopper 12. how is the >> the freeway pave sment drying off. just take it easy this morning. it is in the process of drying off. right now, the volume is light across the freeways as well. construction is wrapped up and things are looking good. travel times...
that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> happening now, kenosha police are looking for whoever robbed three banks yesterday. tim, what do we know so far? >> all three robberies happened in a 35 minute span. the thief targeted two chase banks and one johnson bank. the first one happened around 2:00 p.m., the second was just 12 minutes later and then the third, 22 minutes after that. people who work near the banks say they were surprised to see this all go down. >> i was shocked that someg like that could happen on this block because this is a very quiet block. >> investigators haven't said yet how much the suspect got away with. that suspect still on the run this morning. officials say they only have a vague description of him. back to you. >> tim, thank you. >> happening now, a warning for drivers after skimmers were found at local gas stations. skimmers are devices that thieves put inside of gas pumps to steal your credit card
what you need to know. thema? >> well, melinda, good morning, the warning from the police, be aware of your surroundings. the reports of skimming at places across wisconsin. whether at a gas station or atm, before entering the card, feel around for lose parts. those are signs that a was put on. also, when you go to enter in your pin number, cover the keys with one hand, we know of two cases, one at a seven-11 and another at open pantry in brook field. police say it appears that the
the freeways and they can put on the skimmers within seconds. back here live, whether you are putting gas in the car, police say be aware of your surroundings and maybe use cash. and as for your bank accounts monitor them closely. >> thank you, thema. >> looking ahead, a plan to help people right here in milwaukee start up a small business. business administration will join mayor tom barrett today to unveil a new platform called start smart. it's a program that makes it easier to start a business by cutting down on paperwork. that means businesses can take off faster and cost less to get started. >> also later today, mayor tom barrett is recognizing a program that's bringing jobs to a neighborhood on the north side and revitalizing the area. northcott neighborhood house is a non-profit that works on deconstruction projects in the
people for jobs and improves the neighborhood. soon, the project could get state funding. >> happening now, a movement to stop a pipeline in north dakota getting support in wisconsin. protesters joined the fight against the pipeline in appleton yesterday. this is video prosecute -- from the the protest. it was pauseful. the crowd says it's about protecting the environment. the pipeline would transport oil from north dakota to illinois. protests started in north dakota and have spread across the country. >> a badger basketball player north dakota. bronson koenig and his brother are planning to drive to north dakota on friday with a trailer full of supplies for the protesters. the koenig brothers are hochunk. their tribe has pledged to help the protesters. >> and a proposal to add parking meters along the lakefront may not end up happening. at a meeting yesterday, county officials said they are still considering other options. many residents have spoken out against the parking meter plan.
wisn 12 news time now is 5:35. >> a thief breaks in to a home and steals something unexpected. >> the unusual target that was all caught on security camera. >> and a familiar face takes the stand in a florida courtroom. the trial involving george zimmerman and what he has to say about the latest crime. >> but first, let's take a live look outside as we head to break. looking a little clear, but a little rain earlier this morning. jeremy nelson has the forecast coming up. you are watching "12 news this morning." they say a lot of things about rain. (engine revs) like how hard it's gonna fall. (engine revs)
5:39. we scan the skies right now and the rain is turned off for you. a couple of showers redeveloping. this is why you can put the umbrella away for you, but bring it with. around midday a couple of showers are possible. the showers are exiting to the southeast and keeping the clouds around this early this morning
this is i-94, likely dried out off. isolated showers and sprinkles later into the morning and after 3:00, 4:00, we dry out. cooler today highs in the upper 60s. we look ahead to the weekend coming up. >> thank you. >> new this morning, police in miami are looking for a hungry burglar. >> after he grabbed a big-screen tv and more, he came back for the leftovers. police say this man returned to the same house three days in a row. on one of his return trips, the thief opened up the fridge and started eating a piece of cheesecake. he didn't even use the fork. i didn't like this. >> shame on the family for going on vacation and not eating the cheese cake first. the family was on vacation and they found this footage when they got home.
i have to go back. hopefully they'll catch him. >> also new this morning, police in california spend hours chasing a suspect. >> this driver was easy to spot, take a look. he was driving a stolen big rig. this chase went on for about three hours. not a high speeds. the semi-truck belongs to a company that transports hazardous waste, but there was nothing radioactive inside at the time. along with the cargo, there was a tracking device inside that helped police find t s there he was. hands up. >> was he going like 40 miles per hour, at best? >> they caughted him though. he's going 60 miles per hour to jail right now. >> let's get right to tim in the newsroom. >> he's following some of today's top stories. tim? >> new details in a shooting at a texas high school. what investigators learned after talking to hundreds of students and the motive that they have eliminated.
>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." right now, it is 5:45. thank you for being with us on this wednesday, september 14th. we had a little rain that moved through overnight. >> it is turning off for the next few hours and mainly dry maybe a puddle of damp spots out there. 63 in the city. we have clouds overhead right now. no rain to speak of. we could develop a couple of showers later the morning or early afternoon. we have a warm up in store in the 7-day forecast. upper 70s moving ahead. we have the weekend forecast coming up.
chopper 12. >> we just pulled into the airport. the pave sment drying off on the freeways. the lesser travelled areas with wet pavement. travel times are looking good. everything is in the green at this point. right no no crashes on the system. back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> new information this morning on a school shooting in texas. tim, what are we learning? >> this morning police are saying that bullying was not the cause. the shooting happened at a high school in alpine, texas less than a week ago. investigators say the 14-year-old girl who fired the gun didn't know the victim. according to police, the girl was planning to kill her step-brother and then herself, but a student interrupted her in the girls' bathroom and the girl shot her and then herself. the victim is expected to
talked to almost every student in the school and they're still trying to piece together exactly what happened. >> new this morning, george zimmerman is back in the courtroom but this time he's not the one on trial. prosecutors say he was the victim of a road rage shooting. florida officials say another driver attacked zimmerman and shot into his car. zimmerman testified yesterday saying at first he thought he had been shot because broken glass cut him. >> now to commitment 2016 coverage and the race for the white house. donald trump is heading to flint, michigan today. you'll remember the city's water is poisoned with lead. critics say the government's cost-cutting led to that water crisis. both parties say the situation started with government mis-management. it's not clear what trump has planned for his time in flint. >> the presidential campaigns z are turning the focus to families and child care. ivanka trump spoke out in favor of paid maternity leave. the trump campaign wants to give
weeks for either parent and a cap on child-care costs meaning families wouldn't have to spend more than ten percent of their income. >> more support for caregivers. more support for early childhood education programs across our country. >> this is not a woman's issue, it's a family issue. >> trump says he'll give stay-at-home parents a tax break that working parents already experts say they have concerns about trump's plans. >> colin powell's private emails have been leaked by the site dc leaks.com. in those emails, he called donald trump a national disgrace. buzz-feed news first reported on those emails written in june. the website that leaked the emails is believed to have ties to russian hackers. >> hillary clinton will return to the campaign trail tomorrow. she's taken several days off after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
appearance on a national talk show. on sunday, her doctor announced clinton is fighting pneumonia after she became overheated at a 9/11 memorial. >> new this morning, two kids become best friends at an orphanage in china. now 11 months after they were both adopted, they're back together in texas. >> here's their happy reunion. they are so cute. hannah and dawson lived in a chinese orphanage before they were adopted. dawson meant to her and tried to find a family that could adopt him too. >> they have their little connection, and they had each other for the first formative years. >> after spreading the word on facebook, a family that lives just five minutes away decided to adopt dawson. now, halfway across the world. they're still best friends
>> i love that. the situation here at home, rainy. >> yeah, we could have a couple of showers today not a washout. some good news there. what's coming up soon, fall. eight days away. someone turned this around and summer ends in eight days. >> that is a glass view. >> well, let's embrace fall. september 22, 8 days away. 60s throughout this morning. the temperatures won't move a whole lot. a couple of rain drops in the forecast. these showers will likely spin in from lake michigan.
showers. don't cancel your round of golf that you have scheduled. morning rain showers are slipping down to the south and east. we had a couple moving through the metro area. a little puddle or damp pavement and drying up quickly. dew points in the 50s. winds out of the northwest. now the wind direction is key to how many spotty showers we'll spotty showers. here is the updated futurecast. this is 9:00 a.m. not a lot of rain. brief, stray showers across the area and favoring the lake shore areas. we break out into a mix of sun and clouds. fairly low for today. the best rain chance moved by
here is the forecast throughout the next couple of days. 73 tomorrow. that is a great day with lots of sunshine. showers returning later on friday. operation football may be damp and dreary. 76 on saturday. perfect weather on sunday. then we stay in the 70s for next week. >> jeremy, thank you. >> new this morning, a group of police officers targeted by a driver in phoenix. the attack was caught on surveillance video. tim is in the newsroom thi morning with the latest. >> i have the department's facebook page pulled up here. police say they want people across the country to see the disturbing images to show how dangerous officers' jobs are. before you watch this video, know that all of the officers are expected to be okay. surveillance cameras were rolling yesterday outside a convenience store in phoenix. a red car suddenly sped through a parking lot straight into two officers standing by a squad car.
out of the way in time but he still has some minor injuries. police say all of the officers, thankfully, are going to be ok. the driver is in custody this morning. he's facing three counts of attempted first-degree murder. investigators are still trying to figure out why he did it. ben? >> abc news is working to learn more about this case. look for clayton sandell's report today on "good morning america". gma starts at 7:00 after wisn 12 news this mornin >> a disturbing discovery in ohio, a human heart sitting in the middle of a field. an ambulance crew found it inside a plastic bag. police and a coroner were called out, they say there's no evidence that it was part of a crime. investigators say they don't know where the heart came from or how it got to the gas station. they're doing tests to find out more. >> new this morning, a woman's purse explodes. she says the vaporizer that was
take a look at this. security cameras recorded the explosion inside a new jersey mall. the woman says she wants to be reimbursed for her purse and everything inside and she wants -- this is a louis vitton purse. this story to be a warning to and e-cigarettes. >> new this morning, thieves break into a home in houston. now, the homeowner says the suspects are kids. the thieves left these notes at the scene the handwriting and the words all point to children. one says i stole your stuff because my brother told me to. now police are looking for those kids or whoever broke in. >> just heart-wrenching to read that stuff. i deal with kids all the time who make bad choices and this happened to be i'm at the result of it. >> the suspects kicked in the
and more. the family says they're beefing up security so this won't happen again. wisn 12 news time now is 5:55. >> one of today's attractions at doors open milwaukee is a 19 story building. what makes it one-of-a-kind for our city. >> plus, the numbers are in ranking the best colleges in the u.s. who took the top spot and how wisconsin schools measured up.
>> this morning, a new initiative is being rolled out to help milwaukee's unemployed find work. >> job centers are opening in milwaukee, like the one you see here that opened yesterday in the sherman park neighborhood. and the new mobile response traveling centers with its own staff and equipment will soon debut. the units will visit milwaukee's troubled neighborhoods. wisconsin pledged $4.5 million this year to improve employment and residential property. >> tesla may have the competition with the gm electric car. gm is saying that the bolt can go 238 miles on the single charge, that is 23 miles more than the tesla model 3. the bolt is coming out later the year and with the price around $30,000. >> the average income for u.s. house holds is rising.
minimum wages and salary competitions and low inflation rates are stretching the checks a bit further. it rose a little more than 5%. >> a new perk for southwest airlines, flying stand by. allowing the members with a flight ticket to switch to an open seat for a this is only available within two hours of the scheduled flight. before they had to pay the fare difference for the swaps. this is good flying out of milwaukee, southwest is big here. very nice. >> 6:00. the news continues right now. >> thank you for being was on "12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner.
6:00. wednesday, september 14th. right now, remembering a milwaukee radio legend, the event happening today to mon nor eric von. >> wisconsin woman that is running to inspire people with disabilities. some rain could be impacting your morning kwom mute. matt is standing by for us in news chopper 12. nelson. >> you may notice a little damp pavement. that is going to dry off this morning. we are starting with mostly cloudy skies. the rain has exited for now. 63 degrees in downtown milwaukee. we look at the historic third ward, a northwest breeze. the clouds across sheboygan at this hour.