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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: right now on wisn 12 news "this morning," families in milwaukee show they back the blue. the special deliveries they will make today to police stations across the city. plus, ready, set, race for the kids. thousands of runners will pound the pavement for the annual briggs and al's run. the street closures you need to know about before you head out the door. a live look outside on this saturday morning. a little bit of light rain, but a very pleasant day overall. he will let you know how long you will need an umbrella. welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton.
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weekend with us. let's start i checking the weather. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. sally: i am in early this morning for meteorologist jeremy nelson. so long to the showers as we say hello to a nice weekend. summer-like low 80's on deck for monday. we have a chance for a few showers and temperatures next week above normal. overnight showers have with a little bit of cloudiness left her around. 64 for mequon, greendale, they view. 66 that cudahy and the airport. waukesha, 61-degrees. we will see a gradual clearing with highs reaching 79 degrees. 64 tonight. tomorrow, a nice-looking sunday was sunshine and highs of 76. thema: thank you, sally. new from overnight a fire causes
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near 60th and morgan in milwaukee. fire crews were called just before 3:00 this morning. according to firefighters, they had a tough time getting the fire under control because of hoarding conditions. the one person in the home did get out safely. the fire started in the kitchen, but the exact cause is under investigation. crews from north shore fire were called to a basement fire around 3:30 this morning. this was near spooner and whitney roads in fox point. rd two people inside and there'd 2 pets got out safely before crews arrived. firefighters were able to get the flames under control, and now the cause of the fire is under investigation. back the blue. that is the message being shared by supporters of local police officers. it is national thank a police officer day. in milwaukee, groups will be passing out gift bags filled with water bottles, wristbands, and thank you cards to every police district. those thank you cards were handwritten by school kids from around southeast wisconsin. one group of police wives spent
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bags. >> my husband and her husband, they went to the academy together. they got into this at a pretty tough time for police officers. so, it's actually great seeing the kids write the letters to them. i know it means a lot to the guys, that people still support them. thema: thank you notes will also be delivered to local firefighters. those deliveries start at 8:00 a.m. milwaukee police are asking for your help to track down whoever broke into a firehouse as firefighters were out on a call. police say it happened at the station near 62nd and burleigh around 3:30 thursday morning. the suspects got in by cutting out a window screen while fire crews were out on what ended up being a false alarm. the suspects got away with a cell phone, laptop, and other personal items. anyone with information should call police. the case of the officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old syville smith is now the hands of the milwaukee county district attorney. it could be months before we
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shooting will face charges. back on august 13, smith was shot and killed after a traffic stop near 44th and auer. the state department of justice investigated that shooting and yesterday, handed its findings to the milwaukee county d.a. smith's death sparked two nights of violent unrest in and around the sherman park neighborhood. milwaukee's police chief says his department will be ready when the da's decision is made public. >> prepare appropriately. it is important to remember that sherman park did not ignite. people from outside of sherman park came into sherman eric to do that ask of vandalism and looting. the community was the victim of the violence, not the perpetrator of the. we have been working with the neighborhood since then to make sure that they feel safe and protected. thema: the police say that smith
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-- when he was shot. the officer has been placed on administrative duty. the man accused of killing two nuns in their home in mississippi remains behind bars this morning. one of the nuns, sister margaret held, was born in slinger. yesterday, a judge denied bond for the suspect in the case. reporter ross adams from our sister station in jackson, mississippi, has the latest. ross: sanders has already confessed to the killings, but judge for an "reasonable bond" raising questions about how investigators got the confession. sanders' confession was videotaped and he waived his miranda rights before the police questioned 10. he said he entered the home through a side door under the carport. inside, the women confronted sanders, that is when he grabbed a knife and stabbed them. he went to the washroom to wash
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hopped in the car, and drove 15 miles away to where he lived. his wife wrought him to the durant police station where he was initially questioned about the killings. sister paula merrill's family sat just feet from sanders in the small courtroom. >> we're just kind of here as witnesses to the process, witnesses to the legacy of sister paula and sister margaret. and just hope, you know, justice is, best as we humans can do it, is served in some way, if there is a justice in the world. knife inside the shed sanders was living in behind his sister's house directly across the street from the nuns' home. that knife was sent to the crime lab to be tested. ross adams, wisn 12 news. thema: after their deaths, mississippi university for women created nursing scholarships in honor of sister margaret held and sister paula merrill. wisn 12 news time is 7:06.
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they play in minneapolis against the vikings on what is their home opener in their brand new billion dollar stadium. before the season started, quarterback aaron rodgers declared he was in the best shape of his career. even though rodgers hasn't rushed for more than two touchdowns since 2011, he said he's feeling pretty quick. >> i feel fast. i always feel fast during the season. thema: kick off is at 7:30 tomorrow night. if you're going to minneapolis tonight, you're invited to a special packers pep rally. packers president mark murphy will take questions from fans during the event at the pourhouse. it's a sports bar and nightclub. it's free to get in, and you can even enter a raffle for packers
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brett favre will be in milwaukee today. he's being toasted during a thanks 4 the memories dinner at miller park. the event is sold out. proceeds from ticket sales will go to the favre 4 hope foundation. meanwhile, the wisconsin badgers are getting ready to host georgia state today at camp randall stadium. running back corey clement is questionable to play after rolling his ankle in last week's win against akron. the badgers are a five touchdown favorite over the panthers. wisconsin is going for a 37th straight win in a non-conference home game. kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. the first bublr bike stations outside the city of milwaukee will be unveiled later today. seven stations have been installed around wauwatosa, including one near the tosa farmers market on harwood avenue. that's where city leaders will host a ceremonial docking of the bublrs at 10:00 this morning. a 30minute ride costs $3, or you can buy special monthly or
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later today, you can check out some of downtown milwaukee's hidden gems. dozens of buildings will roll out the welcome mat for doors open milwaukee. for this weekend only, buildings all around the area that are usually closed to the public will open for special tours. one of those buildings is hard to miss, the catholic financial life building. it's just off the marquette interchange at 11th and wells. there is a chapel on the bottom floor of the 19-story building, and on the roof, a heated pool. employees say ' rooftop pool in downtown milwaukee. they say the sweeping views of the city from the roof are just one of the many highlights. >> it's our first time opening our doors to the public, and we really wanted an opportunity to share with folks all the hidden gems that we have in our building and what we actually do here. thema: you can go inside more than 165 buildings, many of them for free.
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concussions, details on the new initiative to protect players just launched by the nfl. plus, a big foot sighting in eau claire. why the sasquatch is being allowed to stay, and is dressed in a white lab coat. meteorologist sally severson is standing by in the weather center. good morning. sally: so many fun things to harvest festival.
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>> leading the way with important location coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning," with thema ponton and weatherwatch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news "this morning" continues. thema: welcome back. wisn 12 news time is 7:13. new this morning, the national football league is launching an initiative aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating concussions and other head injuries. it's called the play smart, play safe initiative. the nfl will hire a doctor to serve as the nfl's chief medical
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plus, the league will provide $100 million to support engineering advancement and medical research. back in 2015 a federal judge approved a settlement to a lawsuit filed by thousands of former players, accusing the nfl of negligence in linking concussions to brain injuries. new this morning, a giant, hairy visitor now stands guard outside the mayo clinic campus in eau claire. the sasquatch is even outfitted with a doctor's lab coat, head lamp, and stethoscope. he is helping spread the word about the mayo clinic's new family medicine residency program. the program is recruiting medical school graduates right now and will officially start next july. >> he reminded us one of the reasons why we're starting the residency program. no one wants to see family physicians in the state of wisconsin to become rare, or
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your message. the one of a kind lab coat was created using nine yards of fabric and many hours of dedication from a mayo clinic doctor who works in eau claire. pretty amazing. families from across the state will meet in madison this morning for the annual rally for recovery on the steps of the capitol. it is one of many events in september for recovery month in wisconsin. the event is designed to celebrate those who have recovered from mental health illnesses and substance abuse. families will be sharing their stories of hope and recovery starting at 11:00 this morning. happening now, crews are closing down streets for the annual briggs and al's run and walk in downtown milwaukee. the event raises money for children's hospital. joining us to share more about that is meg brzyski nelson, president of the children's hospital of wisconsin foundation. good morning. >> how are you? thema: thank you for joining us
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this has a huge impact on the community. >> we are super excited for this . children's hospital of wisconsin was founded over 100 years ago by the community. this is the largest most traditional community event. we have people coming out and dozens of corporate partners with us today. thema: all of those people helping to raise money for a great cause. talk about with this exactly supports. >> we serve teenagers and kids 100% of the time. we try to heal them and get them into the community and into their schools. not all of that is covered by insurance. all of the excellent care in milwaukee, that is what this event helps to fund. thema: many of the children are set to be there today with their families so they can show people how strong they are.
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in the race. it is exciting out there with a lot of setup happening. >> yes. we have 500 volunteers. the atmosphere is incredible. it stopped raining. we are so thankful. we have the spin doctors at the start line. thema: that is great news. thank you for your time this morning. good luck today. we appreciate it. >> legs were having us. thema: absolutely -- >> for having us. thema: absolutely. here is another look at the route. right now, west wisconsin avenue from 11th street to 16th street are closed. so is east chicago street from harbor drive to the summerfest grounds. the race begins at 12th and wisconsin and ends at the summerfest grounds. the 8-k and 5-mile run begin at 10:30 this morning. the wheelchair race begins at 10:15. for anyone taking part,
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. the best part are the kids out there that have recovered, or are on their way to recovery, with their families. dry pavement. we can see that meg does not have any umbrella. sally: that is the good news. it will be a little humid. we have downpours, we had them yesterday. it rained hard in some locations with light overnight rain as well. the briggs and al's run is shaping up like this with temperatures in the lower 70's around 10:30. in the neighborhood of 71-70 three with the dew points in the lower to middle 60's. a little bit on the humid side. the skies will be dry, but a little bit humid with gradual hearing taking place on a later southwest breeze. the badger game, tailgate temperatures, upper 60's. kickoff temperature in the lower 70's.
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reporting a clear sky. earlier when i came in, a little bit of drizzle, but the clouds and showers are moving off. on the dot cameras, i am starting to see sunshine. high pressure builds in during the day. it constitutes the weather today and tomorrow. 66 at the airport. 50's across the dakotas . 50's across minnesota. 30's and 40's across the dakotas. we will not get that cold. our temperatures will remain at or above seasonal normal. 61 in west bend, watertown, waukesha 66. i do anticipate a few clouds from time to time. our motto with daytime heating tries to get afternoon showers
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today. we will push the clouds away and talk about sunshine on sunday with highs tomorrow at 76. beautiful sunshine in place. warmer on monday with a chance of showers and storms. today, gradual clearing, 80 degrees, southwest freezes. tomorrow is the weekend pick, but there's nothing wrong with today. 76 tomorrow, a touch less humid. monday, lower 80's with a chance first body storms. i dry us out -- first body storms. i dry is out -- fot spotty storms. i dry us out for tuesday. isolated showers lingering early friday morning. typically, highs in the lower 70's. we are looking at a warm week. thema: summer is hanging around. wisn 12 news time is raising a
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racine zoo. up next we learn how a glass of wine can support the zoo all year long. plus, celebrating great water month across wisconsin. where you can go today to clear trash and keep our waterways
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thema: later today, you're invited to celebrate elephant appreciation day at the milwaukee county zoo. there will be tours of the elephant barn and keepers will explain various elephant behaviors. there will be special activities from 10:30 this morning to 2:30 this afternoon. this morning we are celebrating another endangered species, the eastern black rhino. this morning beth heindorn from the racine zoo is here to talk about their upcoming event winos for rhinos. that deserves a bit of a chuckle. good morning. thank you for being here. are the rhinos drinking wine? >> no, it will be our guests in celebration of the eastern black rhinos. thema: talk about the animals and why they are endangered. >> the biggest reason for their declining numbers is poaching and habitat loss.
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the animal, which is made of keratin like your fingernails or your hair, is an aphrodisiac and of medicine. the poaching of those animals for the horn is the problem. we have people in the field that are armed guards watching the animals to prevent broaching -- to prevent poaching, game reserves, and all of tha event benefits them. >> it keeps the money at the zoo so we can take care of our animals. lisa for the international rhino foundation are taking proceeds and giving it to that so we can help the animals in the wild, paying for the people taking care of the animals and that type of stuff. thema: and all you have to do is toss one back and you are good to go.
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winos for rhinos. it is fun of people like wine. it will be a great cause. dinner and drinks. there will be other drinks other than wine as well. dinner and special presentations. it is in celebration of the wonderful animals. thema: thank you for your time. the event is september 23. to find out more information, we have it on wisn.com under the on tv section. still ahead, we are monitoring a situation in california. armed man had barricaded himself on an amtrak train. new details on the tense
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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: good morning. welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton. it is coming up on 7:30 on saturday, september 17. thank you for starting the day with us. we will begin by checking the weather.
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upcoming fall details. sally: we are edging towards the eye tom know equinox. someone -- towards the autumnal equinox. someone forgot to tell mother nature. 63, fairly humid, when death of the south-southwest. we had a few showers -- 63, fairly humid, ns out of the south-southwest. we had a few showers overnight. your hour-by-hour forecast, nice clearing middle to late afternoon as we touched 79 degrees on southwest breezes. moving into tonight and tomorrow, those tonight at 60. tomorrow, a touch cooler with buckets of sunshine. thema: thank you.
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free app. we'll send any weather alerts right to your cell phone. if you don't have our app, just search "wisn" in your app store or google play. today is national thank a police officer day. more than a thousand milwaukee police officers will receive special thank you gifts. wisn 12 news' terry sater got a preview at district one headquarters. terry: several milwaukee police wives worked into friday night, putting back the blue wrist bands on donated water bottles, and tying on more than 2,000 thank you notes written by school kids from around southeast wisconsin, >> we cannot thank the community enough for helping us out with this. terry: they say being a police officer and an officer's spouse is tougher than ever before, and that's why michelle says national thank a police officer day is so important. >> we obviously have a bigger risk, because we don't know if we're going to see each other at the end of the day. terry: amanda and darylann say they're fairly new to the stress. >> my husband and her husband they went to the academy together.
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so it's actually great seeing the kids write the letters to them. i know it means a lot to the guys, that people still support them. >> it's a lot more than we anticipated it being. it does take a toll, the things that they see. so the support is great. thema: that was terry sater reporting. the deliveries for thank a police officer day start at 8:00 this morning. this morning, a milwaukee neighborhood is remembering a 5-year-old girl killed by gunfire nearly two years ago. yesterday, a peace garden was dedicated for laylah petersen at her former school. the little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap when gunfire broke through the home, hitting and killing her. police say the shooters meant to fire at another house. milwaukee police chief ed flynn tells wisn 12 news laylah's
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earlier this month the community built a garden to remember 9-year-old za'layia jenkins. someone shot and killed her near 15th and meinecke back in may. whoever fired the gun in that case is still on the loose. >> we never give up hope. we didnt give up with laylah petersen case. it took a year. we're never going to give up on that either. thema: there's a $65,000 reward for information on whoever shot za'layia jenkins. shooting death of laylah petersen are due back in court later this year. developing this morning, the milwaukee county district attorney's office is now deciding whether to charge an officer involved in the shooting death of sylville smith. the state department of justice finished its review yesterday and turned over the reports to the d.a.'s office. police say smith had a gun in his hand when he was shot. the officer has been placed on administrative duty. milwaukee's police chief says the department will prepare
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makes a decision on whether to charge the officer. developing overnight, two police officers are recovering after a wild chase and a shootout in west philadelphia. this happened late last night just a few blocks from the university of pennsylvania. one of the officers was sitting in her car when she was ambushed by the suspect. according to the police commissioner, the suspect ran and fired into a nearby bar. two people were hurt. police started to chase the suspect who then started shooting into a car. both people inside were shot in the chest. they are in critical condition. the suspect was shot and killed. both officers who were hurt are expected to be o.k. two police officers shot in fort worth, texas last night are also expected to be o.k. the police department says the officers were responding to a suicide call. while they were looking for a possible witness, they were shot
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the chest, but he was wearing a bullet proof vest. the officers returned fire. the suspect is dead. in "commitment 2016" coverage now, this morning, donald trump is under scrutiny for another controversial statement related to his opponent hillary clinton. mr. trump: i think that her body guards should drop their weapons. they should disarm. i think they should disarm immediately. what do you take their guns away, lets see what happens to her. thema: clinton's campaign manager called the remarks out of bounds. trump's comments came hours after he changed his stance on whether president obama was born in the united states. the first presidential debate is a week from monday. third party candidates jill stein and gary johnson failed to
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a john doe investigation involving governor walker's recall election is making headlines after hundreds of documents were leaked to a british newspaper. now one of the state's top republicans says a special prosecutor should look into those leaks. assembly speaker robin vos is mike gousha's guest this sunday on, "upfront." mike: why do we need a special prosecutor? robin: whether or not you support the john doe law, whoever leaked those documents committed really the only crime that occurred during much of this john doe investigation. we know it was shut down by every single court because it was found to be unconstitutional. the simple release of the documents had prejudicial value, which is why the judge had said "don't allow it to happen." thema: sunday on "upfront," vos responds to a leaked email that was sent to him, an email that suggested republicans spread messages of widespread voter fraud. you have the opportunity to see inside some buildings not
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doors open milwaukee. the longtime german restaurant karl ratzsch is part of the event. karl ratzsch has been serving up german food and german beer since 1929. you can also check out the old cuckoo clocks, hand carved chandeliers, or eat at the same tables as many celebrities. their pictures are on the wall, along with longtime employees, like waitress eva schultz. she's worked at the restaurant since 1978. >> my . i have waited on him for the past 10 years or so. when he would come for the vince lombardi classic. i waited on a lot of celebrities. bob newhart and liberace.
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buildings are taking part in doors open milwaukee today and tomorrow. festival season isn't over quite yet. later today, rock the green festival returns to walkers point. the mission of the music festival is to promote recycling and sustainability. there will be three concert stages powered by generators, the sun, and cycling teams pedaling. rock the green starts at 1:00 this afternoon at reed street yards tickets are $40. children 10 and under are free. if' outside, meteorologist sally severson has your saturday forecast. sally: squeezing in sunshine just in time. i'll show you a work week warm up that keeps you in sandals. thema: plus, passengers stranded outside los angeles. why police had to evacuate this amtrak train last night. the delays still being felt this morning. stay with us. you're watching wisn 12 news
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>> leading the way with important location coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning," with thema ponton and weatherwatch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news "this morning" continues.
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angeles was evacuated after police say a passenger suspected of carrying a gun barricaded himself in one of the cars. the train stopped at a station and nearly 200 passengers were evacuated. police are on the scene and deployed tear gas before taking the suspect into custody. train traffic in the area has been delayed for more than 10 hours because of the standoff. right now, some parts of the country could be looking at higher gasoline prices, because of a leaking pipeline. the gasoline pipeline has spilled more than 250,000 gallons near birmingham, alabama. it's not expected to be fully re-opened until next week. the pipeline sends gas from refineries in texas to the east coast. that's where any price hike would be felt. gas prices in our area are holding steady. the local average for regular unleaded has been close to $2.16 for the past month. the national average is at
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right now crews in tampa, florida are scrambling to stop a leak of contaminated water into one of the state's main sources of drinking water. a large sinkhole opened up at a fertilizer plant, draining 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water into the area's groundwater. a recovery well has been activated to pull the contamination back out, but the process could take months. milwaukee city leaders are taking steps toward keeping lead out of the water in soom the water main are made of lead. replacing them all would take years and cost an estimated half a billion dollars. in the meantime, aldermen are looking at ways to help low-income residents buy water filters. later today, thousands of volunteers will be cleaning up beaches around the great lakes. it's the annual adopt a beach event. in milwaukee, volunteers are invited to bradford beach or south shore beach starting at
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the milwaukee river later today. employees at miller coors are teaming up with the river revitalization foundation later today. groups will be clearing trash and removing invasive species from the waterfront. it's all part of great water month throughout september. there are plenty of other events this weekend to get you into the fall spirit. cedarburg is hosting it's annual wine and harvest festival. it's a free event in the downtown area. yo crafts, and even take part in a giant pumpkin carving race for charity. the event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. man's best friend is taking over milwaukee's estabrook park. it's the 5th annual bark-toberfest. the beer garden will feature activities for dogs starting at 1:00 this afternoon. admission is free. also later today, the popular bay view bash is back for its 13th year on milwaukee's southside.
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11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on kinnickinnic avenue between potter and clement. there will be food, drinks, music, art, crafts, and much more. later today, the badgers are getting ready to host georgia state at camp randall stadium. they are a five touchdown favorite over the panthers. kick off is at 11:00 a.m. wisn 12 news' dan needles and drew olson have a preview ahead of big 12 sports saturday. >> at 6:30 on "big 12 sports saturday", we look at the badgers game against georgia state and look ahead to the packers game against the vikings. >> it is the vikings first game in the new stadium and the packers will try to ruin the party. and who is the draft priorities? >> and the badgers schedules.
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daunting. we will give our predictions on that. that is coming up on "big 12 sports saturday". thema: next on wisn 12 news "this morning," the packers are -- we are joined from the briggs and al's run with a look at what we can expect. good morning. thema: thank you for joining us. things are already getting started. what is the crowd lik us. we are anticipating 15,000 participants. it will be a great day for great event. thema: talk about what the event benefits and who people will be helping by hitting the pavement. >> it benefits children's hospital of wisconsin. it is a special jewel in our backyard. it will be benefiting the kids
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opportunity for people to come in and take part, even though the race is starting this morning? >> absolutely. anyone can register. the registration is at 16th and wisconsin, $35 for runner, $30 for runner, the kids are $12. the race starts at 10:15. thema: you are expecting a big even kids who have been treated at the hospital are taking part with their families? >> absolutely. we have a record number of champ kids. we have over 700. it is going to be a great day. thema: thank you for your time. we do appreciate it. they know it will start to get crowded soon. thank you for your time. >> thank you.
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we are talking about our weather. we see the sun room around the market cap base. it is going to be a great day. sally: i am delighted it has cleared out so nicely. with so many great things to do, we have an event at the racine zoo, the cedarburg wine festival, and the briggs and al's run. a couple of clouds are lingering. if you'rene run/walk, temperatures are likely around 10:30 in the lower 70's. between 71 and 73 on the humid side. the skies will be dry. gradual clearing already taking place on a light southeast breeze. our concordia university camera,
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camera, this is the general times building in racine, 66 in racine with a clearing sky. elsewhere, 60 three in brookfield, elm grove, brown deer. 65 in cudahy and st. francis as we start to look at a sunny sky. a little bit of drizzle on the windshield has moved away. i could see the clearing skies to the west of madison. the capital city coming in afternoon -- actually, late this morning into the afternoon. temperatures at tailgate time will be in the upper 60's. we will see kickoff temperatures in the 70's are better. -- or better. in the clouds as they continue moving away. clouds over lower michigan. we're looking at a ridge of high
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pheromone of sunshine. if you clouds in the model, a little bullish on showers. a couple of clouds are possible. lows around 60. tomorrow, 7:00, fair skies with sunshine. sunday, very pleasant was humid. 1:00 monday afternoon, showers hold off until the afternoon with a cold front. today, degrees on southwest breezes. tomorrow, cooler, less human. monday, increasing clouds with spotty storms in the afternoon and evening. clearing out on tuesday with rain chances increasing on tuesday and thursday. highs next week at or above seasonal normals. thema: thank you. coming up next the packers take
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i we have a preview of what is going down in minneapolis. we are learning how to make fresh recipes heading into fall. all of the details on how to get this started in your kitchen. you are watching wisn 12 news
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thema: this morning we are making meals with chef michael feker. repairing end of summer recipes heading into fall. good morning. chef feker: good morning. how are you? thema: thank you for being here. comfort food is what people are thinking of, bt chef feker: did you miss me? you can do comfort food as fresh as possible. these ingredients are only available for a little more time. then it will be shifting gear. this is for our special. i will start with extra virgin olive oil. thema: people can make this at
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it is so simple. some sliced garlic, then we will build the flavors. a little bit of capers for a sour note. capers are wonderful cooked. sun-dried tomatoes. everything is fresh and coming together quickly. a little bit of herbs. we added those to infuse the oil. some basil ingredients? chef feker: all fresh ingredients. asparagus. we will see asparagus in 2 forms. one that is blanched, cook in hot water for 45 seconds, and one that is grilled. the pillow of flavor will be potato. it will carry the flavors
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wine. in the second segment, you will see how it will come together. the only raw ingredient is the shrimps that are going in in a few minutes. thema: all of these ingredients, you could make this at home. if you would like to see this recipe, head to the food page of our website, wisn.com. you also find it on our app. still ahead, a wild party at the milwaukee county zoo. the celebration later today that's putting the spotlight on elephants. stay with us. you are watching wisn 12 news
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>> now thema: right now on wisn 12 news "this morning," families in milwaukee show they back the blue. the special deliveries they will make today to police stations across the city. plus, ready, set, race for the kids. thousands of runners will pound the pavement for the annual briggs and al's run. the street closures you need to know about before you head out the door. first, a live look outside on this saturday morning. the sun is up this morning,
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we will have -- very pleasant day. we will have the details on when or if you will need long sleeves. welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton. it is 8:00 a.m. on saturday, september 17. let's get things started by checking your forecast with weatherwatch 12 meteorologist sally severson and the weather center. sally: i am in for jeremy nelson. on our way to clearing skies. hello to a good-looking weekend. lower 80's on monday. we will be looking at above average temperatures all weekend. 68 at the airport, dew point at 64. it will be humid for much of the day on a southwest wind. it will pick up this afternoon at eight to 16 miles per hour. the showers have exited. there will be a few clouds from
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today, mostly sunny tomorrow, 76 and less humid. thema: thank you, sally. new from overnight, a fire causes $40,000 in damage to a home near 60th and morgan in milwaukee. fire crews were called just before 3:00 this morning. according to firefighters, they had a tough time getting the fire under control because of hoarding conditions. the one person in the home did get out safely. the fire started in the kitchen, but the exact cause is under investigation. crews n called to a basement fire around 3:30 this morning. this was near spooner and whitney roads in fox point. according to firefighters, the two people inside and their two pets got out safely before crews arrived. firefighters were able to get the flames under control, and now the cause of the fire is under investigation. back the blue. that is the message being shared by supporters of local police officers. it is national thank a police officer day. in milwaukee, groups will be
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with water bottles, wristbands, and thank you cards to every police district. those thank you cards were handwritten by school kids from around southeast wisconsin. one group of police wives spent yesterday creating the gift bags. >> my husband and her husband, they went to the academy together. they got into this at a pretty tough time for police officers. so, it's actually great seeing the kids write the letters to them. i know it means a lot to the guys, that people still support them. thema: thank you notes will also be delivered to local firefighters. those deliveries start at 8:00 -- milwaukee police are asking for your help to track down whoever broke into a firehouse as firefighters were out on a call. police say it happened at the station near 62nd and burleigh around 3:30 thursday morning. the suspects got in by cutting out a window screen while fire crews were out on what ended up being a false alarm. the suspects got away with a cell phone, laptop, and other personal items. anyone with information should
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the case of the officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old syville smith is now the hands of the milwaukee county district attorney. it could be months before we know if the officer in that shooting will face charges. back on august 13, smith was shot and killed after a traffic stop near 44th and auer. the state department of justice investigated that shooting and yesterday, handed its findings to the milwaukee county d.a. smith's death sparked two nights of violent unrest in and around milwaukee's police chief says his department will be ready when the da's decision is made public. >> we will prepare appropriately. it is important to remember that sherman park did not ignite. people from outside of sherman park came inside of sherman park to do the ax of vandalism and looting.
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perpetrators. we have been working with the neighborhood since then to make sure that they feel safe and protected. thema: police said smith had a gun in his hand when he was shot. the officer has been placed on administrative duty. the man accused of killing two nuns in their home in mississippi remains behind bars this morning. one of the nuns, sister margaret held, was born in slinger. yesterday, a judge denied bond for the suspect in the case. reporter ross adams from our mississippi, has the latest. ross: rodney sanders has already can test the killing the 2 -- confessed to killing the 2 nuns, but still defense attorneys asked for a "reasonable bond" questioning how investigators got the confession. a state investigator testified sanders confession was videotaped, and that he waved his miranda rights before police questioned him. they said he told them he
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once inside, they said the women confronted sanders. that's when he grabbed a knife and stabbed them. he went to the restroom to wash up. sanders spotted a pair keys on the counter in the kitchen. he grabbed the keys, hopped in the car, and then hit the road. driving 15-miles away to where you lived in kosciusko. the texas say sanders' wife later brought him to the durant police where he was initially questioned about the killings. sister paula merrill's family the small courtroom. >> we're just kind of here as witnesses to the process, witnesses to the legacy of sister paula and sister margaret. and just hope, you know, justice is, best as we humans can do it, is served in some way, if there is a justice in the world. ross: investigators found the knife inside the shed sanders was living in behind his sister's house directly across the street from the nuns' home. that knife was sent to the crime lab to be tested. ross adams, wisn 12 news.
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mississippi university for women created nursing scholarships in honor of sister margaret held and sister paula merrill. wisn 12 news time is 8:06. the green bay packers are getting ready for their second straight week on the road. they play in minneapolis against the vikings on what is their home opener in their brand new billion dollar stadium. before the season started, quarterback aaron rodgers declared he was in the best shape of his career. even though rodgers hasn't rushed for more than two touchdowns since 2011, he said he's feeling pretty quick. >> i feel fast. always feel fast early in the season. i'm trying to put some options. not yet.
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he said that he felt fast. kick off is at 7:30 tomorrow night. if you're going to minneapolis tonight, you're invited to a special packers pep rally. packers president mark murphy will take questions from fans during the event at the pourhouse. it's a sports bar and nightclub. it's free to get in, and you can even enter a raffle for packers prizes. the wisconsin badgers are getting ready to host georgia state at camp randall stadium. running back corey clement is questionable to play after rolling his ankle in last week's win against akron. the badgers are a five touchdown favorite over the panthe wisconsin is going for a 37th straight win in a non-conference home game. kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. the first bublr bike stations outside the city of milwaukee will be unveiled later today. seven stations have been installed around wauwatosa, including one near the tosa farmers market on harwood avenue. that's where city leaders will host a ceremonial docking of the bublrs at 10:00 this morning. a 30-minute ride costs $3, or
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yearly passes. also later today, you can check out one of the one of the largest table tennis tournaments in the country. the milwaukee county sports complex in franklin is hosting the 2016 butterfly badger open. 250 top players will compete in 27 events for a total prize purse of more than $11,000. events start at 9:00 this morning. tickets are $5. some of downtown milwaukee's hidden gems. dozens of buildings will roll out the welcome mat for doors open milwaukee. for this weekend only, buildings all around the area that are usually closed to the public will open for special tours. one of those buildings is hard to miss, the catholic financial life building. it's just off the marquette interchange at 11th and wells. there is a chapel on the bottom floor of the 19-story building,
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employees say it's the only rooftop pool in downtown milwaukee. they say the sweeping views of the city from the roof are just one of the many highlights. >> it's our first time opening our doors to the public, and we really wanted an opportunity to share with folks all the hidden gems that we have in our building and what we actually do here. thema: you can go inside more than 165 buildings, many of them for free. doors open. you have to have a take it. all are -- a ticket. all are sold out. later today, you're invited to celebrate elephant appreciation day at the milwaukee county zoo. there will be tours of the elephant barn and keepers will explain various elephant behaviors. there will be special activities from 10:30 this morning to 2:30 this afternoon. that is at the milwaukee county zoo. wisn 12 news time is 8:09.
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concussions, details on the new initiative to protect players just launched by the nfl. plus, a big foot sighting in eau claire. why the sasquatch is being allowed to stay, and is dressed in a white lab coat. meteorologist sally severson is standing by in the weather center. good morning. sally: so many great things to do, including the cedarburg wine & harvest fest. i'll show when clouds beat a retreat and how
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thema: thema: welcome back. wisn 12 news time is 8:13. new this morning, the national football league is launching an initiative aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating concussions and other head it's called the play smart, play safe initiative. the nfl will hire a doctor to serve as the nfl's chief medical officer. plus, the league will provide $100 million to support engineering advancement and medical research. in 2015 a federal judge approved a settlement to a lawsuit filed by thousands of former players, accusing the nfl of negligence in linking concussions to brain injuries. new this morning, a giant, hairy
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the mayo clinic campus in eau claire. the sasquatch is even outfitted with a doctor's lab coat, head lamp, and stethoscope. he is helping spread the word about the mayo clinic's new family medicine residency program. the program is recruiting medical school graduates right now and will officially start next july. >> he reminded us one of the reasons why we're starting the residency program. no one wants to see fami physicians in the state of wisconsin to become rare, or extinct, or a myth. thema: the one of a kind lab coat was created using nine yards of fabric and many hours of dedication from a mayo clinic doctor who works in eau claire. families from across the state will meet in madison this morning for the annual rally for recovery on the steps of the capitol.
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wisconsin. the event is designed to celebrate those who have recovered from mental health illnesses and substance abuse. families will be sharing their stories of hope and recovery starting at 11:00 this morning. wisn 12 news time is 8:15. we're talking about the weather. the sun is speaking out through the clouds already. sally: the clouds are partying nicely. i drove it in a wee drizzle, but we will let that beat a retreat. sunday is probably the pick day. nothing wrong with today. briggs and al's run starting a little after 10:00. it will be on the humid side. the badger game at camp randall, people already cooking. temperatures in the lower to
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you will want a billed hat. liking it fall colors, seeing a little bit of color across the northern 1/3 to 1/2 of the state. even in the south some of the trees are getting a dried look with a little yellow. we will keep you updated. combo satellite and radar, clouds earlier that have moved off nicely. that is where the rain is with a ridge of high pressure influencing us today. 68 at the airport. a few 40's in the dakotas. i do not have a lot of cold air in the forecast. temperatures at or above seasonal normals. he typically look for high of
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63 at waukesha, burlington, west bend. to the seven and 60 eight for racine and kenosha. a couple of clouds occasionally. trying to get a couple of showers this afternoon give you might see a few clouds, but i do not anticipate wet today. this is sunday morning at 7:00. lots of sunshine tomorrow. a little less humid and ah 79 today. 76 tomorrow. pleasant on sunday night and a good chunk of monday. into the afternoon, a cool front approaches at 1:00 on monday. you can see a line of showers and thundershowers a company the cool front. today and tomorrow, the remainder of the weekend is dry. 76 tomorrow.
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and monday night. it doesn't look like a big deal, but we are in the lower 80's. cooler on tuesday and wednesday. 77 on tuesday with a mixture of sun and clouds with spotty storm chances wednesday and thursday. highs in the lower to middle 70's. not all day rain with a couple of showers lingering early friday. thema: thank you. the crews are closing down the streets for the annual briggs and al's run and walk in downtown milwaukee. the event raises money for joining us is rita higgins to talk about children's champions at the run. i understand that your son is one of the champions. he was treated at the hospital? >> he was. my son joey was born premature at 26-weeks. we run every year for him. this is our fifth year. we raised $10,000. we are really excited.
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amount of money that you raised. talk about being out there and the impact for you as a family. also, the feeling being amongst all of the families, knowing what some of them have gone through. >> you know, when my son joey was in we saw so many kids go in and out. some families did not leave with their child. it is very emotional to be here with all of these people. thema: signs of strength as we hear stories like yours and other people taking part. tell us about the stuff that goes on during the race. what do you talk about? what is the vibe like? >> people dress up. it is just so emotional. we talk about when he was little. you see the kids come together
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and people cheering. a lot of energy. thema: supporting the champions. joey is about to celebrate a birthday and a couple of months. >> the is. thema: maybe someone will break him a birthday treat on the course. we have already set it in motion. >> excellent. thema: fingers crossed. the book -- good luck thema: wisn 12 news time is 8:20. we're savoring the taste of summer with an end of summer salad. putting the finishing touches on the dish next. celebrating great water month. where you can go to clear trash
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russ feingold: so, what do you girls want to be when you grow up? girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. girl 2: i want be a doctor! russ feingold: you think girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. you should be paid the same boys? yogirl 1:d definitely.d girl 2: yep! russ feingold: well, i raised my two girls right here, and they agreed: wewith you -ed and so do i. unfortunately, in wisconsin, a lot of women make less than men doing the same job. i'll work for equal pay for women, and for paid leave so parents can care for a sick family member. discrimination against any women is flat out wrong. what you think of that? girls: good call!
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. ?? as busy as the world gets, there are still times when things move a little slower. when life is a little simpler. and the local color looks good enough to eat. welcome to harvest time. mother nature puts on a whole new wardrobe. and we look at life in a whole new way. so pull out that favorite sweater. and grab yourself a little piece of pure michigan.
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thema: this morning we are making meals with chef michael feker. he is preparing an end of summer salad. we have a lot of ingredients ready to go. chef feker: we have the shrimp and pasta.
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salad. look at this beauty. the shrimp is cooked with the asparagus. at the last minute you will put in the compound butter, lemon zest and butter. you will toss it. it is the sauce. the butter will melt because of the heat of the pasta. if you heat the butter before, it will drop off. because the water and the will separate. if you are driving, pull over because the drooling will cause an accident. thema: i don't know if anyone is watching the app while they are driving. chef feker: they're not supposed to. sorry. my food drives me crazy. look at this. thema: these are ingredients that are still in the store. while the season remains.
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mushrooms will be everywhere. fill your seasonal food with natural seasonal ingredients and you will eat pure and clean. you have fall, winter, spring, and summer. form your diet and you will eat clean. thema: think you. we appreciate that. recipe, go to the food page of wisn.com. you'll will also find it on our mobile app. 8:25 now. still ahead, we are monitoring a situation in california. overnight passengers reported an armed man had barricaded himself on an amtrak train, new details on the tense standoff at the station. here's a live look outside as we head to break at the domes.
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>> now on wisn 12 news.
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"this morning." i'm thema ponton. it is coming up on 8:30 on saturday, said amber 17. thank you for starting the -- on september 17. thank you are starting the day with us. sally severson is in the weather center. the sun and the fisherman are out. ready to go. sally: a little bit of fishing new the breakwater in sheboygan. that is the camera down blue harbor in sheboygan. 64 degrees. we're looking for 68 at mitchell international. looking at the metro and the city, 68 over 64, still humid thanks to the downpours yesterday afternoon and light rain overnight. the light rain has moved just in time for the weekend as we look at temperatures that will climb. 79 degrees.
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today, warm and humid with highs at 79. less humid for sunday. on monday, a chance of showers and storms by monday afternoon. thema: thank you. you can track the weather on the go this weekend with our free app. we'll send any weather alerts right to your cell phone. if you don't have our app, just search "wisn" in your app store or google play. today is national thank a police officer day. more than a thousand milwaukee police officers will receive special thank you gifts. wisn 12 news' terry sater got a preview at distr headquarters. terry: several milwaukee police wives worked into friday night, putting back the blue wrist bands on, donated water bottles, and tying on more than 2,000 thank you notes written by school kids from around southeast wisconsin. >> we cannot thank the community enough for helping us out with this. terry: they say being a police officer and an officer's spouse is tougher than ever before, and that's why michelle says
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day is so important. >> we obviously have a bigger risk, because we don't know if we're going to see each other at the end of the day. terry: amanda and darylann say they're fairly new to the stress. >> my husband and her husband they went to the academy together. they got into this at a pretty tough time for police officers. so it's actually great seeing the kids write the letters to them. i know it means a lot to the guys, that people still support them. >> it's a lot more than we anticipated it being. it does take a toll, the things that they see. so the support is great. thema: that was terry sater reporting. the deliveries for thank a police officer day are underway this morning. this morning, a milwaukee neighborhood is remembering a 5-year-old girl killed by gunfire nearly two years ago. yesterday, a peace garden was dedicated for laylah petersen at her former school. the little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap when
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hitting and killing her. police say the shooters meant to fire at another house. milwaukee police chief ed flynn tells wisn 12 news laylah's story is too familiar. earlier this month the community built a garden to remember 9-year-old za'layia jenkins. someone shot and killed her near 15th and meinecke back in may. whoever fired the gun in that case is still on the loose. >> we never give up hope. we didnt give up with laylah petersen case. it took a year. we're never going to give up on that either. thema: there's a $65,000 reward for information on whoever shot za'layia jenkins. the gunmen suspected in the shooting death of laylah petersen are due back in court later this year. developing this morning, the milwaukee county district attorney's office is now deciding whether to charge an officer involved in the shooting death of sylville smith. the state department of justice finished its review yesterday and turned over the reports to
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his hand when he was shot. the officer has been placed on administrative duty. milwaukee's police chief says the department will prepare appropriately for when the d.a. makes a decision on whether to charge the officer. developing overnight, two police officers are recovering after a wild chase and a shootout in west philadelphia. this happened late last night just a few blocks from the university of pennsylvania. one of the officers was sitting by the suspect. according to the police commissioner, the suspect ran and fired into a nearby bar. two people were hurt. police started to chase the suspect who then started shooting into a car. both people inside were shot in the chest. one of them died. the other is in critical condition. the suspect was shot and killed. both officers who were hurt are
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two police officers shot in fort worth, texas last night are also expected to be o.k. the police department says the officers were responding to a suicide call. while they were looking for a possible witness, they were shot at. one of the officers was shot in the chest, but he was wearing a bullet proof vest. the officers returned fire. the suspect is dead. we turn now to "commitment 2016" coverage. this morning, donald trump is controversial statement related to his opponent hillary clinton. mr. trump: i think that her body guards should drop their weapons. they should disarm. i think they should disarm immediately. what do you think, yes? yes. take their guns away, lets see what happens to her. thema: clinton's campaign manager called the remarks out of bounds. trump's comments came hours
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in the united states. the first presidential debate is a week from monday. third party candidates jill stein and gary johnson failed to qualify due to low polling numbers. a john doe investigation involving governor walker's recall election is making headlines after hundreds of documents were leaked to a british newspaper. now one of the state's top republicans says a special prosecutor should look into those leaks. assembly speaker robin vos mike gousha's guest this sunday on, "upfront." mike: why do we need a special prosecutor? robin: whether or not you support the john doe law, whoever leaked those documents committed really the only crime that occurred during much of this john doe investigation. we know it was shut down by every single court because it was found to be unconstitutional. the simple release of the documents had prejudicial value, which is why the judge had said "don't allow it to happen." thema: sunday on "upfront," vos responds to a leaked email that
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suggested republicans spread messages of widespread voter fraud. "upfront" airs sunday morning at 9:00, right here on wisn 12. you have a chance to see inside some buildings not normally open to the public. today kicks off the 6th annual doors open milwaukee. the longtime german restaurant karl ratzsch is part of the event. karl ratzsch has been serving up german food and german beer since 1929. you can also check out o cuckoo clocks, hand carved chandeliers, or eat at the same tables as many celebrities. their pictures are on the wall, along with longtime employees, like waitress eva schultz. she's worked at the restaurant since 1978. >> they are all my favorite. my favorite customer, i waited on him for the past 10 years or so.
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come for the vince lombardi classic. i waited on a lot of celebrities. bob newhart and liberace. thema: more than local buildings 165 are taking part in doors open milwaukee today and tomorrow. festival season isn't over quite yet. later today, rock the green festival returns to walkers point. the mission of the music festival is to promote recycling and sustainability. there will be three concert stages powered by generators, the sun, and cycling teams pedaling. >> i think it's very exciting, -- rock the green starts at 1:00 this afternoon at reed street yards tickets are $40. children 10 and under are free. we will check in with meteorologist sally severson. sally: all eyes on the sunshine
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around. thema: thank you. plus, passengers stranded outside of los angeles. why police had to evacuate this amtrak train last night, and the delays still being felt this morning. stay with us. you are watching wisn 12 news "this morning." >> you're never far from important local coverage when you download wisn 12's free
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thema: welcome back. wisn 12 news time is saturday morning as we look at the under construction northwest mutual building. also at the water, it looks calm. meteorologist sally severson is on weather watch with your saturday weather details. developing overnight, an amtrak train outside of los angeles was evacuated after police say a passenger suspected of carrying a gun barricaded himself in one of the cars. the train stopped at a station and nearly 200 passengers were
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police on the scene diploid tear gas before taking the suspect into custody. train traffic in the area has been delayed for more than 10 hours because of the standoff. right now, some parts of the country could be looking at higher gasoline prices, because of a leaking pipeline. the gasoline pipeline has spilled more than 250,000 gallons near birmingham, alabama. it's not expected to be fully re-opened until next week. the pipeline sends gas from refineries in texas to the east coast. that's where any price hike would be felt. gas prices in our area are holding steady. the local average for regular unleaded has been close to $2.16 for the past month. the national average is at $2.18. right now crews in tampa, florida are scrambling to stop a leak of contaminated water into one of the state's main sources of drinking water. a large sinkhole opened up at a fertilizer plant, draining 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water into the area's
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a recovery well has been activated to pull the contamination back out, but the process could take months. milwaukee city leaders are taking steps toward keeping lead out of the water in some homes. many pipes connecting homes to the water main are made of lead. replacing them all would take years and cost an estimated half a billion dollars. in the meantime, aldermen are looking at ways to help low-income residents buy water filters. lato volunteers will be cleaning up beaches around the great lakes. it's the annual adopt a beach event. in milwaukee, volunteers are invited to bradford beach or south shore beach starting at 9:00 this morning. there's also a clean up along the milwaukee river later today. employees at miller coors are teaming up with the river revitalization foundation. groups will be clearing trash and removing invasive species from the waterfront. it's all part of great water
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there are plenty of other events happening this weekend. to get you into the fall spirit, cedarburg is hosting it's annual wine and harvest festival. it's a free event in the downtown area. you can taste wine, buy arts and crafts, and even take part in a giant pumpkin carving race for charity. the event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. this afternoon, man's best friend is taking over milwaukee's estabrook park. it's the 5th annual bark-toberfest. the beer garden will feature 1:00 this afternoon. admission is free. also later today, the popular bay view bash is back for its 13th year on milwaukee's southside. the street festival runs from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on kinnickinnic avenue between potter and clement. there will be food, drinks, music, art, crafts, and much more. later today, the badgers are getting ready to host georgia state at camp randall stadium.
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kick off is at 11:00 a.m. tailgating is already starting. wisn 12 news' dan needles and drew olson have a preview ahead of big 12 sports saturday. >> coming up tonight at 6:30 him "big 12 sports saturday", looking at the badgers game against georgia state and ahead to the vikings. >> it is the vikings' first game at the new stadium. and th who is their top priority to sign? >> we will look ahead to the badgers' schedule, which gets daunting. we will give our predictions. that is tonight at 6:30 on big 12 sports saturday. thema: thank you. we're talking about the weather. the sun is shining. sometimes in the morning, when the sun comes off of the building, we were in the park
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very near the lake. thema: that building continues to rise quickly. sally: so much -- just a lot of fun things. rock the green, the arts festival, the wine and harvest festival in cedar -- in theaters berg. -- in cedars berg. the getting to warm a little bit. 68 with fair skies. early, a few clouds linger with some high cloudiness. 68 degrees at the airport. 64 dew point. we had showers scattered around southern wisconsin with light rain overnight. all of the activity has moved away. things are looking nice. we are clearing nicely, 79 degrees on southwest breezes.
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-- sunny, mostly sunny and beautiful. a little less humid. today, 109 degrees. only 28 have been below normal. 74% of the days since june first have had high temperatures above average. that trend overall continues. you can see the clouds and showers moving away with a ridge weather today, tonight, tomorrow. our model gets a few clouds that tries to put spotty showers around. i think we are going to be dry all day. overnight, very quiet. fire up the grill this evening. sunday, beautiful sunshine with september blue skies, very pleasant.
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monday is dry. a cool front will swing by, late afternoon showers and thundershowers will accompany the cool front. no severe weather, but a ribbon of rain. today, skies will clear, southwest breeze, 80. those at 60 degrees. 76 on sunday. monday, we jump into l just ahead of the cool front with a straight storm into the afternoon with a mixture of sun and clouds on tuesday. we look at showers again late next week. thema: thank you. wisn 12 news time is 8:48. return now to this weekend's arts avenue. this month, the sharon lynne wilson center for the arts celebrates its 15th anniversary. joining us to talk about the upcoming celebration is carrie matteson. good morning. >> thank you for having me.
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15 years. >> it is so exciting for the wilson center. we have a tremendous group of performers coming. we are starting with branford marsalis and kurt elling. ailey ii , all different kinds of arts programming. one of the daytime series is called beyond the classroom and we serve 9000 students in greater milwaukee, providing a transformative art experience beyond just a field trip. thema: that is awesome way to describe it. it is transformative. kids in the arts now took part in this. you have opera coming up.
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collaboration, celebrating in our 15th year, three nonprofits have gotten together to collaborate in opera in october. we are starting with the florentine opera, starting with the world premiere of sister carrie. it is being performed by the florentine opera at the marcus center october 7 and 9 . the following weekend we move into the met auditions. technically it is the wisconsin district of the metropolitan national council auditions. the rising stars in the of wrote world come to the wilson center on saturday, october 15. the public can see this for free and hear them perform and compete. thema: you never know where those people might go. >> exactly.
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the wilson center, is an afternoon with an opera star. she is performing and we are having brunch. a post-talk with the florentine opera. thema: performing and we are thank you for your time. we have that information on wisn.com as well as the mobile to pound the pavement for the annual briggs and al's run.
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thema: later today, thousands of runners are taking over downtown milwaukee for the annual briggs and al's run/walk that raises money for children's hospital. joining us is the president and ceo at children's hospital. good morning, peggy. >> it is a glorious day. thema: we see that sun shining on you. one of the big things about this
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thousands of people come to this event. >> this is one of the biggest. we have 16,000 people here today. showing up to support children's hospital. it is our 39th year. briggs & stratton have supported us for 21 years. not only the gift of time to see people insid -- to see ppl thema: finally, tell us the impact of the support, not only from the community that the fundraiser for the hospital. >> it helps us do what we need to do to make sure that every child that comes through our doors gets the best care. so parents do not -- parents do not wake up one day and say i want to bring my child to the
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count on us for services to make sure they have the best experience. we are able to do that because of this support, some of the best services in addition to the medical support, we are able to do that as well. it is gratifying that people support us. they know we are exceptional. no child needs to leave wisconsin for the best care, but we can't do that alone. we count on the community and the support. thema: hospital of wisconsin, thank you for your time. >> thank you. thema: absolutely.
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thema: any of the events happening outside, very nice weather. sally: 79, a little humid. southwest breeze. tomorrow, 76, sunshine. monday, rain in the afternoon. temperatures, 79 to 80 today, 76 tomorrow, lower 80's on monday. thema: buckets of sunshine.
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