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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: right now on wisn 12 news "this morning," a woman with burns over 40% of her body now in critical condition. new details from overnight about the accident around a backyard fire pit. busy department store in washington state. five people are dead. the suspected gunman, still on the loose. new information about the shooting as the fbi steps in to help on the case. we turn to our weather. a live look outside on this saturday morning. just how warm it will get in your neighborhood. good morning, and welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton. it is 7:00 a.m. on this
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weekend with us. 80 raleigh just jeremy nelson is in the weather d -- is in the weather center with your weather details. jeremy: starting dry. on the doppler 12 radar network, one line of broken showers through stateline to the wisconsin dells area, drifting slowly northeast as it continues the northeastern progression. it should start shower is far western walworth county extending to highway 14. this is closer to sharon. dozer to the lakeshore, near and north of milwaukee, sunshine filtered in early. a nice, refreshing dew point. i think that we will stay dry in milwaukee. a comfortable start in the 60's.
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the timing, coming up. thema: flight for life is called in when a 25-year-old woman is severely burned after an accident at a backyard fire pit. according to the germantown fire chief, the woman and some friends were sitting around a fire pit at a home on kings way. someone threw gas on the fire, and it splashed onto the woman, and she caught on fire. two people tried to drive her to the hospital, but stopped at the mcdonald's on county line road to call 911 for help. this was around 1:00 in the morning. flight for life took the woman to the burn unit at st. joseph's -- at st. mary's hospital in milwaukee. we're told she has second and third degree burns over 40% of her body. a second woman and a man are also in the hospital with serious burns. happening now, a manhunt in washington state after police say a suspect killed four women inside a mall north of seattle. within the last two hours, the police have announced the man
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investigators say around 7:00 last night, a man walked into the macy's store and started shooting. 4 women died last night. police were able to safely evacuate the mall in burlington, which is about 65-miles north of seattle, but were unable to catch the shooter. investigators have released this surveillance photo of the man they think carried out the attack. >> we are actively looking for the shooter. we caution people to stay indoors. stay secure if you see something, stay some -- if you see something, say something. stay in your houses until we can get this guy caught. thema: this morning, the fbi and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives have stepped in to help local police. developing overnight, a fourth night of protests through charlotte's business district remained peaceful. groups are urging the police department to release body and dash camera video of the deadly officer involved shooting of keith lamont scott earlier in the week.
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but many stayed on the streets beyond the midnight deadline. because the groups were peaceful, no arrests were made. there have been no reports of damage or looting. today, the hbo documentary "beware the slenderman" makes its midwest debut at the milwaukee film festival. the documentary is based on the real life case of the two, 12-year-old waukesha girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the fictional character slender man. the movie director reportedly received exclusive access to the families involved for 18-months. both girls are still awaiting trial. their victim survived and continues to recover. the film screening is at 2:00 this afternoon at the oriental theatre. there is also a screening of the documentary "can you dig this?" which explores urban gardening in the food deserts of los angeles. a food desert is a neighborhood with limited access to stores with affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat. areas on milwaukee's west side a
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u.s. department of agriculture. the director, along with alderwoman milele coggs, will lead a panel discussion after the movie, which is at 10:30 this morning at the oriental theatre. the panel discussion starts at 12:30 at the milwaukee film festival lounge on prospect avenue. later today, the milwaukee police department is holding an open house for teenagers interested in joining the police aide program. it's open to 17 to 19-year-olds who are considering a future in law enforcement. you can get more details at an police academy near mill road and teutonia. the open house runs from 10:00 until 1:00. the waukesha county sheriff's department offers a similar program called the explorers program. it's for young adults 15 to 21-years-old. they get hands on experience of what it's like to be in law enforcement. >> it inspires me more.
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and help the society become the best society it can be. it is taking that step to get th ere first. thema: we have more information about the explorers program on our website wisn.com. it's under the on tv section. later today, you can see if you have what it takes to pull an 80,000 pound firetruck. the milwaukee fire department is teaming up with the milwaukee brewing company for a unique charity event. to pull a rig. proceeds will go to operation warm that provides new coats to children in need. the fire department did a test run for us earlier in the week to show us what you might be in for. >> it's tough, especially on a day like today with the ground wet. you have to be careful. the initial pull is tough. it's a lot of teamwork. it's what we do here. thema: teamwork, indeed. you can watch or get a team
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until 4:00 at the milwaukee brewing company. today, the archbishop of milwaukee will help mark the 150th anniversary of st. stanislaus catholic church on milwaukee's south side. a benediction is at 5:30 tonight, followed by a celebration dinner at the church. anyone is invited to attend. the church is on fifth and mitchell. a church older than the city of milwaukee itself is celebrating a big anniversary this weekend. 175 years. to st. paul's lutheran to find out how the church stays relevant in a changing community. ? >> some people ask me if i have been here all my life. i say, not yet. adrienne: 88-year-old earl walter spent 50 years as choir director here at st. paul's lutheran church. now he's the unofficial historian, and what an
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>> we say that before milwaukee was a city and wisconsin was a state st. paul was the , congregation. adrienne: this is a cornerstone from one of the earlier buildings. germans fled religious persecution and moved to wisconsin. that's when the church started on september 26, 1841. while several congregations moved out of the city, st paul's stayed with the motto "in the city for good." there's no better example of that than kim's clet free once or twice a month. >> we have of the same folks coming in and bringing in requests for their families, neighbors. i think it has opened the church to diversity in the neighborhood. adrienne: students with st. pauls and from amazing faith ministries are painting murals for the anniversary showing that diversity and celebrating it. >> the big thing is lutheran faith has remained the same. there have been a lot of
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those are the beliefs we still hold on today. adrienne: beliefs that keep the church relevant 175 years later. in milwaukee, i'm adrienne pedersen, wisn 12 news. thema: you're invited to the 175th anniversary service. it's tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. it's time to get out and play. where your kids can take advantage of a free rock climbing wall later plus, what your kids eat may make them want to pick up a book. the connection doctors say they found between a child's diet and their reading scores. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in the weather center. jeremy: good morning. the weekend is here and we are tracking the next round of showers and thunderstorms. when rain is possible this weekend, coming up.
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van the scarecrow man mcneil. we have a live preview of harvest fest next on wisn 12 news "this morning." >> like, comment, and share. like wisn 12 news on facebook and join the conversation. russ: i've travelled over 50,000 miles all across wisconsin -
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they tell me how hard it is to grow a business in today's economy. so together, we came up with the badger innovation plan. a plan to help wisconsin businesses grow through expanded access to high-speed broadband, better job training and fair trade. because we need to export wisconsin products, not wisconsin jobs.
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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 to wisn 12 news "this morning." 7:13 on this saturday morning as we take a live look outside. jeremy nelson is next with your saturday forecast. new this morning, patients who undergo an organ transplant may have an increased risk of developing skin cancer. a new study from drexel university found this risk applies to all transplant patients, regardless of race or medical history. researchers say anti-rejection
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immune system, may make organ recipients more vulnerable to the effects of the sun. doctors recommend total body skin exams become a routine part of post-transplant care. turns out what your kids eat might actually influence their reading habits. a new study suggests a healthy diet may help young children become better readers. researchers in finland looked at the diets of over 100 first, second, and third graders as well as theian reading scores. the researchers found students reading skills improved more when their diets included more vegetables, fruit, and fish, and less red meat and sugar. your kids are invited to get active. the girl scouts of southeast wisconsin are hosting free events featuring a rock timing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, and soccer games at
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they are at the holton center on burleigh street and notre dame primary school in milwaukee. you are invited to the discovery walk, roll, and run 5-k at the prairie springs park in pleasant prairie. the event is raising awareness for athletes of all abilities, and raising money for therapeutic programs at the rec-plex. you can register on site starting at 7:30 this morning. the 5-k starts at 9:00. this is the first full weekend of fall. your family is invited to the harvest fat wisn 12 news contributor van mcnneil is live there this morning. van: it is the best time of the year, autumn. we kick it off at wisconsin state fair park at harvest fair. christie is the communications director. lots of family fun. >> we have traditional activities like scarecrow making
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admission is free and parking is $ 6. it will be beautiful. you can make your own scarecrow for 10 tickets. van: these are big. this is henry the harvest fair scarecrow. i do not want to carry this around when i'm enjoying the games and rides. >> we have a scarecrow take care that is 2 that wisconsin state fair park foundation. you make your scarecrow, you buy tickets for areas activities. food and vendors take cash. you make your scarecrow. this is for the head. hands, shirt, then take it to the day care and they will watch it for you. van: you pick it up at the end of the day. >> at the end of the day, we
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people have forgotten. van: you can get all of the information on wisn.com under the on tv section. more to come from harvest fair. we are live on wisn 12 news "this morning." thema: thanks. we appreciate that. 7:17. you are an expert at pumpkin bowling? jeremy: i was at the harve we were pumpkin bowling. i surprised myself. i got a spare. that was without numbers down the alley. thema: i see that a both have on sleeves this morning. jeremy: upper 50's to middle 60's with dew points a little lower. it is comfortable, a great day for all of the activities. if you're going to pet fest at 10:00 a.m., pets are welcome.
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the cat and dog on a leash. 70 degrees at 10:00. more sunshine through the afternoon. 68 if you want to go to pet fest and go to miller park for the last home series. summer is quickly wrapping up. at least the summer season. we think baseball, we think summer. today, not bad. hopefully, the roof is open. sometimes in the 60's they think about closing the roof, but i would encourage them to leave it open. a batch of showers from the dells through madison serving towards janesville and clipping far southwestern walworth county near fort atkinson. this will fade away as it progresses northeast. i think in milwaukee, we will
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open all day. 64 in the city, a comfortable 64 considering the dew points are refreshing in the 50's. and eased breeze at 11. we will keep the east buries around all day. that is filtering in drier air. it will be very difficult for the showers near madison to make eastward progression. 57 in west bend. though her 6 -- lower 60's in waukesha. we will not warm up a loss with the east buries and plenty of cloud cover. sunshine this afternoon. 70 in west bend, beaver dam, johnson creek. of her 60's closer to racine . let's talk about rain chances. fast forwarding to late morning,
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skies. more sunshine trying to work in this afternoon. a great day to be outside. a little different story into sunday's forecast. some events in the morning. we could quickly see showers moving in by late morning or mid-day here that includes the packers-lions game. thunder late afternoon into the and heavy downpours with gusty wind. we have a small threat of strong to severe storms here on sunday afternoon and early evening. on weather watch, you can follow along on the wisn 12 news app. it gives you lightening notifications. if lightening is within 10-miles, the app will let you know when it is time to head indoors. 60's on monday, tuesday, and
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wisn 12 news time is 7:20. it is the return of the boy band. details on the new las vegas show featuring one of the best selling groups of the 1990's. plus, "it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown." we meet the sixth grader who grew a monster of a pumpkin in her backyard garden.
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thema: welcome back. right now we're checking out some of the stories you're sharing online. new this morning, your kids can now build their own drone made out of legos. a company called flybrix just started selling a build-your-own drone kit. inside are lego bricks and special motors that don't require soldering. once assembled, the lightweight flybrix drones are meant to be flown indoors. they are so-called "crash-friendly," meaning they can be re-assembled as kids experiment with their designs and learn how to fly them. according to the flybrix site, a basic kit costs $149 and a
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and older. backstreet is back. the boy band officially announced they're going to call las vegas home for part of next year. the backstreet boys will take up residency at planet hollywood hotel and casino. the series consists of 18 dates between march 1 and july 1. band members are promising an amazing, energetic, and fun party show. tickets go on sale next week. they join a host of other acts on the las vegas strip including and jennifer lopez. we want to know about the stories you're talking about this morning. keep sharing with us. you can follow wisn 12 news on facebook, twitter, and instagram. wisn 12 news time is 7:25. protecting the smallest passengers in your car. where you can go today to make sure your child's car seat will keep them safe in a crash. a live look outside as we go to
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screen this morning. waves coming up on the shores, the sun coming through the
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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: good morning, and welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." it is coming up on 7:30 on saturday morning, september 24. i thema ponton. we will start by checking your weather forecast. jeremy nelson is in the weather forecast center. jeremy: here we weekend of fall with a little bit of a split decision. showers and storms that should hold off until sunday. we have showers on the doppler 12 radar network. i expect them to fade away as we continue progressing. in western jefferson county, western walworth county, a brief shower. we will be dry throughout the day. southwestern walworth county closer to sharon, a brief shower
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along i-43, a sprinkle or brief shower. clouds and sunshine in milwaukee, dry, 64 degrees, 11 miles per hour. the weekend forecast is the best day today, because showers and thunderstorms in the sunday forecast. i will break down the forecast with brand new data, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. you can track the weather on-the-go this weekend with our free app. we'll san if you don't have our app, just search "wisn" in your app store or google play. new this morning, three people are in the hospital with serious burns after an accident at a backyard fire pit. this happened around 1:00 this morning at a home on king's way in germantown. the fire chief says someone throwing gas on the fire accidentally splashed a woman and she caught on fire. she was air-lifted to st. mary's hospital in milwaukee. we're told she has second and
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burned while trying to help the woman put out the fire. right now, a massive search is underway in washington state for this man, wanted for shooting deaths of five people at a mall about an hour outside of seattle. witnesses say he walked into a macy's store and opened fire at the makeup counter. police say 4 women were killed. one man died this morning after being taken to a nearby hospital. lockdown and eventually evacuated. state troopers are now searching for the suspected gunman, who was last seen heading toward a nearby interstate. they're warning residents that he is armed and dangerous. everyone is being asked to stay inside and avoid the area around the mall. police say a motive for the shooting is still unclear. we'll continue to follow this developing story throughout the morning. protests continue this weekend in charlotte, north carolina. for the 4th straight night, hundreds of people marched
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the deadly officer-involved shooting of a black man from earlier this week. the city is under a state of emergency, and the mayor issued a curfew until further notice. yesterday, the family of keith lamont scott released video of the shooting, recorded by his wife, begging police not to shoot her husband. >> keith, get out the car. keith. keith. don't you do it. don't you do it. keith. >> drop the gun. >> keith. keith. keith. do [gunshots] >> did you shoot him? did you shoot him? thema: leading up to the shooting, she can be heard on the video saying he doesn't have a gun. she tells police he has a tbi, traumatic brain injury. police say he was armed, but the family, who has seen the police video, says it's not clear what was in his hand. police say the officer bodycam and dash cam shouldn't be released during the
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in light of these police shootings, we wanted to know what the next generation of law enforcement thinks. only on wisn 12, adrienne pedersen spoke with teenagers in waukesha county already hoping to wear a badge someday. >> i get a lot that are like, why would you want to do that? friends at school and stuff, and other people who know that i want to be a police officer do ask a for this? 18-year-olds jazmine luther and taylor weiss get that question a lot. they're part of the waukesha county sheriff's explorers. the group is made up of young adults from 15 to 21-years-old. they get hands on experience of what it's like to be in law enforcement. >> in any profession, there are bad and good people in. adrienne: despite the unrest luther saw in milwaukee and what's happening now in charlotte, she still wants to be a patrol officer. >> police officers are human, too.
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that's what's being brought into the light. that's what everyone is seeing is all of the mistakes. even if they're not mistakes, they just don't look good. adrienne: the explorers are selling "back the badge" signs as a fundraiser. the slogan is something they already take seriously. >> i know that even one more police officer on the road can make a difference and help the society become the best society it can be. thema: that was adrienne pederson reporting. the expl wisn 12 news numbers for the program are down, but she thinks that's because kids are in so many different activities, not because of the recent police shootings. later today, governor scott walker will get an up close look at some of the damage left behind by storms this past week. torrential rain led to landslides and flooding in the western part of the state. the governor has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties. the flooding is blamed for two deaths.
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now, republican presidential nominee donald trump is coming to wisconsin. trump will appear at a campaign event at the waukesha county expo center on wednesday night. it will be his first visit to wisconsin since the middle of august. trump and hillary clinton will meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. netanyahu is in the u.s. after addressing the u.n. general assembly this week. the separate meetings will take place in new york city. right now, trump and clinton are getting ready for their first head-to-head debate on monday. they'll square off at hofstra university in new york. you can watch it live right here on wisn 12. abc news live coverage starts monday night at 8:00, after a new "dancing with the stars." also on monday, early in-person voting begins in milwaukee. residents can cast their ballots on weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the zeidler municipal building next to city hall. two more locations will be added
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later today, there is help available for people having a hard time paying their energy bills. the wisconsin home energy assistance program is opening two new locations in milwaukee county. the program will now be available at the miracle mile shopping center on south 27th street, as well as at 69th street, and brown deer road. you can learn more at a grand opening event today and apply early for the state program. also happening today, children's conducting a free car seat and booster safety check. it's from 9:00 this morning until noon at the station 1 waukesha fire department. you should allow 40-minutes per car seat. there will also be car seat that you can buy while you are there. you have a chance to take your kids on the bus for free later today. it's the first-ever milwaukee county transit system take your kid on the bus day.
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bike rides, entry to the milwaukee county zoo and the children's museum, and more if parents show their m-card. kids who ride the bus that are 5 and under are free. kids 6 and up, cost $1.10. for more information on all the discounts, head to the wisn 12 news app. later today, the badgers begin big 10 play when they take on 8th ranked michigan state in east lansing. the badgers are off to their first 3-0 start since 2011. a different story for the packers, who are now looking for the detroit lions. wisn 12's dan needles and drew olson break it down in big 12 sports saturday. >> dan and drew here. coming up tonight on "big 12 sports saturday" at 6:30, akron is one thing, so is georgia state. michigan state is different. we break down the badgers' first real test. >> from a freshman to a veteran to an m.v.p.. aaron rodgers, is it time for
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home opener? >> is he too sensitive, are we too hard on him? we will talk about that. plus, we will talk about the bucks' plan moving forward without khris middleton, perhaps for the entire season. >> will the brewers move forward without ryan braun? >> we will talk about that, too. >> there is a lot to cover. that is coming up on "big 12 sports saturday". thema: the brewers are thanking their fans this weekend. it's fan appreciation night at miller park. up for grabs are tickets for next season, autographed baseballs, and brewers jerseys. tonight's game against the reds this weekend, hundreds will come together to fight against breast cancer. it's the susan g. komen race for the cure. it gets underway at 9:00 tomorrow morning along milwaukee's lakefront. you still have time to register for the race. we turn now to meteorologist jeremy nelson. jeremy: good saturday morning. we are tracking thunderstorms in
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hour-by-hour forecast. thema: this morning, washington d.c. is celebrating history. why thousands of people are descending on the national mall to mark the grand opening of a project years in the making. wisn 12 news contributor van mcneil is live at state fair park for this weekend's harvest fest good morning, van. van: good morning. having fun with the entire family and cookie decorating. the preview of harve f next on wisn 12 news "this morning." >> get important local news wherever you are with wisn 12's
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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 to wisn 12 news "this morning."
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september 24 as we look at miller park. the roof is open and they are soaking up some of the sunshine that is out there. also, some of the clouds as well . that is a way to get a little bit of air inside. sometimes, it can be a little chilly with the roof open. jeremy: it will be a tough decision, not whether it will be dry or rain, it will be dry, but with temperatures in the 60's, sometimes that is the cut off. we were complaining how hot it was. jeremy: we could do this some of the warmth. a nice change for the first weekend of all. 64 right now. we have a mixture of sun and clouds in milwaukee. our western jefferson county and far walworth county, they should fade away as they go east . we will stay dry in milwaukee.
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different on sunday, we are tracking thunderstorms. the timing, coming up. thema: thank you. right now thousands of people , are in washington d.c. to celebrate the newest smithsonian museum. the national museum of african-american history and culture officially opens to the public this weekend. the museum exhibits more than 35,000 artifacts chronicling the tragedies and triumphs of african-american history. president obama and first lady michelle obama will help dedicate the museum at a ceremony this morning. this weekend, homecoming has a special meaning for one tiny football player. 8-year-old bradie smith hasn't seen his dad for the last few months. that's because the desert storm veteran had to get his leg amputated and was recovering in the hospital. bradie's father decided to surprise his son during his football practice. >> to see the look on his face, and for him to know that his dad is at home now -- words can't
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thema: bradie's father is now recovering at home. the family says they look forward to spending time together. she's only in 6th grade, but one illinois girl is using her gardening skills to break records. 11-year-old carena adams from wheaton grew a pumpkin weighing more than 900 pounds. today, she's in a pumpkin weighing conte l good luck. it's oktoberfest season. there will be two first-ever parties taking place later today. miller time pub and grill is holding an event downtown starting at noon. if you are brave enough, anyone who shows up wearing traditional lederhosen or dirndl will get a free beer. over in waukesha, it's the city's first oktoberfest in
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the free event features german music, entertainment, and food. to start things off this morning, a 5-k race that begins at 10:00. this weekend, it's feeling a lot like fall at the wisconsin state fairgrounds. harvest fair is taking place today and tomorrow. that's where we find wisn 12 news contributor van mcneil. good morning, van. van: good morning. there is so much for the kids to do here at harvest fair. we are at wisconsin state fair park. you kn their phones, get them here for fun family activity. we are getting a preview of harvest fair. cookie decorating? >> we are in the creampuff pavilion. we have cookie decorating, caramel apple decorating, and tiny tot acres for the three and under. van: free admission? >> free admission and you buy tickets to do these activities.
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pires. -- elegant farmer pies. the cookie decorating is a long-standing tradition. van: let's decorate a cookie. we have come apples, but we start with -- >> this is frosting. it is actually made five the people who make the creampuff's. -- creampuffs. van: it is ok if we make a mess, right? thema, don't worry, we will bring cookies and apple pies back to the studio. the rest of you, free admission to harvest fair p or do you can get information on wisn.com click on the "on tv" section. during the family. a lot of fun for the kids. van mcneil, live, wisn 12 news
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going to eat that. if you are eating them, what are you going to bring back to the station? it is just a question. van: i will make you some more. don't worry, i got you. thema: caramel apples are my favorite, just fyi. 7:48. jeremy: it will be great thi weather. festivals should be busy. sunday a better chance for showers and thunderstorms. look at your weather checklist. pick day of the weekend. dry this afternoon. a chance of showers and thunderstorms on sunday. behind it it is cool to start the work week with highs in the 60's. the doppler 12 radar network, it
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chance of rain. early this morning, there is a broken line of showers from east of janesville, madison, toma, and to the wisconsin dells. as it moves east, we will run into drier air. before it diminishes, western dodge, walworth county, they could catch showers and be be aware of that. second half of the weekend? this system will have a cold front associated with it. it will move in our direction on sunday and could spark stronger storms. first, let's start with current temperatures. 61 in madison. comfortable in milwaukee, 64 with a few points in the 50's. a good day to open the windows and give the air conditioner a break. 70's in madison to milwaukee. they were to middle 70's to the
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60's in that direction. sunday, anywhere you go across state, lambeau field for the packers game, or staying locally, or going to the cranberry festival in superior, any location will have a chance of showers. let's break down that chance. late morning, any showers flaring up to the west should go away this we're looking at a dry afternoon with a mixture of sun and clouds . highs around 70. sunday, 7:00 a.m., we start dry. after that, showers meander in our direction. keep an umbrella on standby through the early evening. if you are traveling to green bay, at kickoff there might he showers. the thunderstorms that flareup be late in the afternoon.
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potential of gusty wind and heavy downpours. the rain totals will hinge on where the heaviest downpours go. some locations might see a half-inch or more. other locations, 1/10 to 1/4 inches. some areas could pick up more than one-edge of on sunday. this is the pick day. we warm up to the upper 70's on sunday. a front. cooling back nicely on monday, tuesday, and wednesday. nighttime lows in the upper 50's for wednesday and thursday morning. thema: up next on wisn 12 news "this morning", a chance to help some of the most endangered species on the planet. the event happening in wisconsin for world rhino day. stay with us.
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thema: welcome back. 7:54 on saturday morning. a beautiful picture out side. the lake, the son, the clouds, it looks like a postcard. -- the sunshine, the clouds, it looks like a postcard. speaking of getting outside, thousands of pets will take over milwaukee's lakefront. it's the annual pet fest. the free event is from 10:00 to 6:00 at the summerfest grounds. cat. there's an agility course and a bier garden dog park. later today, the racine zoo is celebrating world rhino day. volunteers will be cleaning up north beach. you can also spend the day learning more about the endangered species. special activities are included with regular zoo admission. the racine zoo is open this morning starting at 9:00. it's been more than two years since two waukesha girls stabbed
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on the real-life case. where "beware the slenderman" is being screened later today. stay with us, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning." >> before you hit the road check trafficwatch 12 conditions with
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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: right now on wisn 12 news "this morning," a woman with burns over 40% of her body now in critical condition. new details from overnight about the accident around a backyard fire pit. and gunshots ring out inside a busy department store in five people are dead. the suspected gunman, still on the loose. new information about the shooting as the fbi steps in to help on the case. as for our weather, we have a live look outside. the sun is shining on miller park. we will let you know how warm it will get in your neighborhood. good morning and welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." i am thema ponton.
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it is almost 8:00 a.m. let's get your day started with a look at your forecast. weatherwatch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson is in the weather center. jeremy: we have seen a few rays of sunshine across the milwaukee metro area. looking to the west, there have been clouds and a couple of showers in the south-central part of the state trying to sneak into southwestern jefferson county near fort adkins. somef showers have been southwest of you and it southwestern walworth county. they will fade as they move fees, and that will occur over the next one to two hours. let's take a trip to the north. sheboygan, 61 degrees. the easterly component will turn southeast and waves will begin crashing into the breakwater this afternoon and it to sunday. a little bit dangerous. let's talk about the forecast at
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degrees. thunderstorms return on sunday. i will go over the timing, coming up. thema: we continue following is out of germantown. light for life was called for a 25-year-old woman who was severely burned after an accident at a backyard fire pit. according to the germantown fire chief, the woman and some friends were sitting around a fire pit at a home on kings way. someone threw gas on the fire, and it splashed onto the woman, and she caught on fire. two people tried to drive her to the hospital, but stopped at the mcdonald's on county line road to call 911 for help. flight for life took the woman to the burn unit at st. joseph's -- st. mary's hospital in milwaukee. we're told she has second and third degree burns over 40% of her body. a second woman and a man are -- a second woman also has burns over 40% of her body and is in the hospital, so is a man that
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washington state after police say a suspect killed four women inside a mall north of seattle. investigators say that a man that was in article condition died in the hospital. around 7:00 last night and man walked into the macy's department store and started shooting. for women died and the police were able to safely evacuate the mall in burlington, which is about 65-miles north of seattle, but were unable to catch the shooter. investigators have released this surveillance photo of the man they think car o >> we are actively looking for the shooter. again, we caution people to stay indoors, stay secure. if you see some think, say something. -- if you see something, say something. stay in your houses until we get this guy caught. thema: this morning, the fbi and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives have stepped in to help local police. developing overnight, a fourth night of protests through
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remained peaceful. groups are urging the police department to release body and dash camera video of the deadly officer involved shooting of keith lamont scott earlier in the week. there was an overnight curfew, but many stayed on the streets beyond the midnight deadline. because the groups were peaceful, no arrests were made. there have been no reports of damage or looting. today, the hbo documentary "beware the slenderman" makes its midwest debut at the milwaukee film festival. the documentary is based on the real life case of the two, 12-year-old waukesha girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the fictional character slender man. the movie director reportedly received exclusive access to the families involved for 18-months. both girls are still awaiting trial. their victim survived and continues to recover. the film screening is at 2:00 this afternoon at the oriental theatre. there is also a screening of the documentary "can you dig this?" which explores urban gardening
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angeles. a food desert is a neighborhood with limited access to stores with affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat. areas on milwaukee's west side a considered a food desert by the u.s. department of agriculture. the director, along with alderwoman milele coggs, will lead a panel discussion after the movie, which is at 10:30 this morning at the oriental theatre. the panel discussion starts at 12:30 at the milwaukee film festival lounge on prospect avenue. later today, the milwaukee police department is holding an open house for teenagers interested in joining the police aide program. it's open to 17 to 19-year-olds who are considering a future in law enforcement. you can get more details at an open house at the milwaukee police academy near mill road and teutonia. the open house runs from 10:00 until 1:00. the waukesha county sheriff's department offers a similar program called the explorers program. it's for young adults 15 to
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they get hands on experience of what it's like to be in law enforcement. >> it has inspired me more. i know that even one more police officer on the road can make a difference and help the society become the best society it can the. it is taking the steps to get there first. thema: we have more information about the explorers program on our website wisn.com. later today, you can see if you have what it takes to pull an 80,000 pound firetruck. the milwaukee fire department is teaming up with the milwaukee brewing company for a unique charity event. teams of 10 will get the chance to pull a rig. proceeds will go to operation warm that provides new coats to children in need. the fire department did a test run for us earlier in the week to show us what you might be in
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day like today with the ground wet. you have to be careful. the initial pull is tough. it's a lot of teamwork. it's what we do here. thema: you can watch or get a team together to take part. the event is today from noon until 4:00 at the milwaukee brewing company. today, the archbishop of milwaukee will help mark the 150th anniversary of st. stanislaus catholic church on milwaukee's south side. a benediction is at 5:30 celebration dinner at the church. anyone is invited to attend. the church is on fifth and mitchell. a church older than the city of milwaukee itself is celebrating a big anniversary this weekend. 175 years. 12 news' adrienne pedersen went to st. paul's lutheran to find out how the church stays relevant in a changing
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>> some people asked me if i have been here all my life, and i say, not yet. adrienne: 88-year-old earl walter spent 50 years as choir director here at st. paul's lutheran church. now he's the unofficial historian, and what an incredible history he shares. >> we say that before milwaukee was a city and wisconsin was a state, saint paul was the congregation. adrienne: this from one of the earlier buildings. germans fled religious persecution and moved to wisconsin. that's when the church started on september 26, 1841. while several congregations moved out of the city, st paul's stayed with the motto "in the city for good." there's no better example of that than kim's closet. neighbors pick out clothes for free once or twice a month. >> we have of the same folks -- we have some of the same folks coming in and bringing in requests for their families, neighbors. i think it has opened the church
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adrienne: students with st. pauls and from amazing faith ministries are painting murals for the anniversary showing that diversity and celebrating it. >> the big thing is lutheran faith has remained the same. there have been a lot of changes with that, but basically those are the beliefs they came over with, and those are the beliefs we still hold on today. adrienne: beliefs that keep the church relevant 175 years later. in milwaukee, i'm adrienne pedersen, wisn 12 news. thema: you're invited to the 175th anniversary service. it's tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. the church is on wisconsin and 28th. 2 churches become one this weekend. we learn about the unification ceremony. and what your kids eat may make them want to pick up a book.
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diet and their reading score. may be take the book outside today. jeremy: it is comfortable right now. we are tracking the next round of rain. when thunderstorms are possible, coming up. van: wisn 12 news contributor van mcneil celebrating autumn at wisconsin state fair park with a healthy breakfast. it is all about that pancakes. a preview of harvest fair live on wisn 12 news "this morning." >> like, comment, and share. like wisn 12 news on facebook
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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 to wisn 12 news "this morning." wisn 12 news time is 8:12. new this morning, patients who undergo an organ transplant may have an increased risk of
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university found this risk applies to all transplant patients, regardless of race or medical history. researchers say anti-rejection medications, which suppress the immune system, may make organ recipients more vulnerable to the effects of the sun. doctors recommend total body skin exams become a routine part of post-transplant care. turns out what your kids eat might actually influence their reading habits. a new study suggestsea diet may help young children become better readers. researchers in finland looked at the diets of over 100 first, second, and third graders as well as their standardized reading scores. the researchers found students reading skills improved more when their diets included more vegetables, fruit, and fish, and less red meat and sugar. your kids are invited to get
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want to help i hosting free events featuring a rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, and soccer games starting at 10:00 this morning at the holton center on burleigh street and the notre dame primary school in milwaukee. also later today, you're invited to the discovery walk, roll, and run 5-k at the prairie springs park in pleasant prairie. the event is raising awareness for athletes of all abilities, and raising money for therapeutic programs at the rec-plex. the 5-k starts at 9:00. this is the first full weekend of fall. your family is invited to the harvest fair at state fair park. wisn 12 news contributor van mcnneil is live there this morning getting a taste of all the food. good morning. van: good morning. if you have not had breakfast and you are coming to the wisconsin state fair park for harvest fair, hold on.
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the ridgefield historical society is here. >> the world's best pancakes. they are terrific. it is my aunt mini's old recipe. -- aunt minni's old recipe. it is a secret recipe. van: what are we talking about price for a stack? >> it is an unlimited deal. for three sausages, pancakes, coffee, and all of the pancakes you can eat. van: what makes you a professional sausage fryer? >> i have apprenticed for about 20 minutes. i am a pro. van: let's make pancake. if you come down here, you will be eating pancakes made by your very own van mcneil.
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it? that is simple. that is awesome. you can get more information on wisn.com, the on tv section. this -- this -- thank you. this is why i am in television and not behind the stove. come eat the pancakes. thank you. wisn 12 news "this morning." thema: onto your day job. the backup plan is not working. van: that is a huge mess. i am so sorry, you guys. thema: thank you, van. it is 8:15. they're having fun taking pancakes and sausage. all kinds of things happening today.
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to 7:00. jeremy: how do you choose? thema: you spend 30 minutes or an hour at one, then you race to the other. jeremy: and the brewers last home game of the season. the roof should stay open. dry weather. how about this stretch of weather that has gone on for almost three months. a high of 70 degrees or warmer. on the button. i do not think we will get to the record of 92 consecutive days set in 2002. we might end up by monday or tuesday. late summer into early autumn, i think it has pushed back the peak of fall color a little. eating going a little later, especially in the north woods.
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, especially the early maple colors. in southern wisconsin, it will come our way into to three weeks as we cool down the temperatures and get crisp mornings. we have not had too many so far. this is mild, 64 degrees feeling good with the dew point in the 60's. and easter breeze off of lake michigan keeping areas within a couple of miles degrees shy of 70, but we will be optimistic and think we will be around 70. in the last couple of hours, a narrow band of broken showers have popped up. nothing strong. no thunderstorms, but may be a nuisance for jefferson and walworth counties. it will fall apart before reaching waukesha county.
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or throughout the day. we have to wait until sunday when this line of showers and thunderstorms, a cold front moving in with showers and storms of our own for the second half of the weekend. of her 60's to around 70. there are clouds, but they be a little bit of sunshine extend. -- mixed in. variability cloudy. a little more sunshine as future cast tries to do now the clouds. . the second half of the weekend, a totally different story. keep an umbrella on standby and a plan b. the best opportunity for thunderstorms is late afternoon into the early evening. some could be strong with gusty wind, heavy downpours, and lightening. that is on sunday, and no
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warming up ahead of a cold front. open the windows before going to bed on sunday night. dry overnight with temperatures in the 50's by monday morning. a three-day stretch in the 60's. thema: wisn 12 news time is 8:20. legos taking flight. the new drone your kids can build a crash, and customize. plus "it's the great pu we meet the sixth grader who grew a monster of a pumpkin in
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thema: welcome back. your kids can build their own drones made out of started selling a build-your-own drone kit. inside are lego bricks and special motors that don't require soldering. once assembled, the lightweight drones are meant to be flown inside. they are so-called "crash-friendly," meaning they can be re-assembled as kids experiment with their designs and learn how to fly them. according to the flybrix site, a basic kit costs $149 and a
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the kits are meant for kids 14 and older. looking ahead to a rare event for two local churches. tomorrow, thee lumen christi parishes in thensville.and mequon will hold a unification celebration. here to share more is doug borys, the pastoral council chair at lumen christi. good morning. >> good morning. thema: thank you for being here. tell us what this means, the unification. >> painesville has been in existence for a long time. we started working together in 1984. they have recognized a collaboration. who we are in 2005 with 2 sites. tomorrow is a celebration of bringing them together so that we can join together as one family, and celebrate as one family. thema: it is a geographical
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everyone together. thema: you are having monumental moments happening? >> it has been fun to work together. or importantly, looking forward to the future. last weekend at mass, we thought about why we were doing it to serve a baptism here it for that he be to be a part of that family to serve christ and the community. we also had a birthday. that woman and her family was there to out the life of the parish. thema: unification indeed. thank you for your time. you are invited to the ceremony. we have a link with the information on wisn.com. you will find it under the on tv section and on our free wisn 12 news mobile app.
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where you can go today to make sure your child's car seat will keep them safe in a crash. here's a live look outside as we look at the roads of this morning. the sun is up and people are out and about. meteorologist jeremy nelson will let us know if you need the
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>> now on wisn 12 news -- thema: welcome to wisn 12 news "this morning." coming up on 8:30 on saturday morning. thank you for starting the weekend with us. we will check the weather with my jeremy: so far, so good the first weekend of fall starting off nice. it is dry in the milwaukee metro area with a badge of showers to the west, possibly trying to sneak into western jefferson and western walworth county. around four. can then, maybe -- around fort atkinson, maybe you have had a couple of showers.
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a mixture of sun and clouds in milwaukee. the wind picked up off the lake at 10 to 15 miles per hour in milwaukee and racine. it is mostly cloudy with a few peeks of sunshine. 64, same as milwaukee. greetings going from the 60's to around 70. more sunshine working in. it is the pick day of the weekend. thunderstorms on sunday. i will have another update and we will go over the detailed timing. 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. new this morning, three people are in the hospital with serious burns after an accident at a backyard fire pit. this happened around 1:00 this morning at a home on king's way in germantown. the fire chief says someone throwing gas on the fire accidentally splashed a woman and she caught on fire. she was air-lifted to st. mary's
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we're told she has second and third degree burns over 40% of her body. two other people were also burned while trying to help the woman put out the fire. right now, a massive search is underway in washington state for this man, wanted for shooting and killing four people at a mall about an hour outside of seattle. witnesses say he walked into a macy's store and opened fire at the makeup counter. police say 4 women were killed. one man who was in critical condition died this morning. the mall was immediately put on lockdown and eventually evacuated. state troopers are now searching for the suspected gunman, who was last seen heading toward a nearby interstate. they're warning residents that he is armed and dangerous. everyone is being asked to stay inside and avoid the area around the mall. police say a motive for the shooting is still unclear. we'll continue to follow this developing story throughout the morning.
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for the 4th straight night, hundreds of people marched through the streets protesting the deadly officer-involved shooting of a black man from earlier this week. the city is under a state of emergency, and the mayor issued a curfew until further notice. yesterday, the family of keith lamont scott released video of the shooting, recorded by his wife, begging police not to shoot her husband. >> keith, get out the car. keith. keith. don't you do it. don't yo keith. >> drop the gun. >> keith. keith. keith. don't you do it. [gunshots] >> did you shoot him? did you shoot him? thema: leading up to the shooting, she can be heard on the video saying he doesn't have a gun. she tells police he has a tbi, traumatic brain injury. police say he was armed, but the family, who has seen the police video, says it's not clear what
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and dash cam shouldn't be released during the investigation. in light of these police shootings, we wanted to know what the next generation of law enforcement thinks. only on wisn 12, adrienne pedersen spoke with teenagers in waukesha county already hoping to wear a badge someday. >> i get a lot that are like, why would you want to do that? >> friends at school and stuff, and other people who know that i want to be a police officer do ask that a lot. ad for this? 18-year-olds jazmine luther and taylor weiss get that question a lot. they're part of the waukesha county sheriff's explorers. the group is made up of young adults from 15 to 21-years-old. they get hands on experience of what it's like to be in law enforcement. >> in any profession, there are bad and good people in. adrienne: despite the unrest luther saw in milwaukee and
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a patrol officer. >> police officers are human, too. so they will make mistakes. that's what's being brought into the light. that's what everyone is seeing is all of the mistakes. even if they're not mistakes, they just don't look good. adrienne: the explorers are selling "back the badge" signs as a fundraiser. the slogan is something they already take seriously. >> i know that even one more police officer on the road can make a difference and help the society become the best society it can be. pederson reporting. the explorers supervisor tells wisn 12 news numbers for the program are down, but she thinks that's because kids are in so many different activities, not because of the recent police shootings. later today, governor scott walker will get an up close look at some of the damage left behind by storms this past week. torrential rain led to landslides and flooding in the western part of the state. the governor has declared a state of emergency in 13
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in "commitment 2016" coverage now, republican presidential nominee donald trump is coming to wisconsin. trump will appear at a campaign event at the waukesha county expo center on wednesday night. it will be his first visit to wisconsin since the middle of august. trump and hillary clinton will meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. netanyahu is in the u.s. after addressing the u.n. general assembly this week. the separate meetings will take place in new york city. right now, trump and clinton are preparing for their first head-to-head debate on monday. they'll square off at hofstra university in new york. you can watch it live right here on wisn 12. abc news live coverage starts monday night at 8:00, after a new "dancing with the stars." also on monday, early in-person voting begins in milwaukee. residents can cast their ballots on weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the zeidler
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two more locations will be added in the middle of next month. later today, there is help available for people having a hard time paying their energy bills. the wisconsin home energy assistance program is opening two new locations in milwaukee county. the program will now be available at the miracle mile shopping center on south 27th street, as well as at 69th street, and brown deer road. you can learn more at a grand opening event today and apply early for the state program. also happening today, children's hospital of wisconsin is conducting a free car seat and booster safety check. it's from 9:00 this morning until noon at the station 1 waukesha fire department. families should allow 40-minutes per car seat. some car seats will also be available for purchase. you have a chance to take your kids on the bus for free later today. it's the first-ever milwaukee county transit system take your kid on the bus day. you can get free stickers for all young riders, free bublr
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milwaukee county zoo and the children's museum, and more if parents show their m-card. kids who ride the bus that are 5 and under are free. kids 6 and up, cost $1.10. for more information on all the discounts, head to the wisn 12 news app. later today, the badgers begin big 10 play when they take on 8th ranked michigan state in east lansing. the badgers are off to their first 3-0 start since 2011. a different story for the packers, who are now looking for a win tomorrow when they take on the detroit lions. wisn 12's dan needles and drew olson break it down in big 12 sports saturday. >> dan and drew here. coming up tonight on "big 12 sports saturday" at 6:30, akron is one thing, so is georgia state. michigan state is different. we break down the badgers' first real test. >> from a freshman to a veteran to an m.v.p.. aaron rodgers, is it time for
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can they beat the lions in their home opener? >> is he too sensitive, are we too hard on him? we will talk about that. plus, we will talk about the bucks' plan moving forward without khris middleton, perhaps for the entire season. >> will the brewers move forward without ryan braun? >> we will talk about that, too. >> there is a lot to cover. that is coming up on "big 12 sports saturday". thema: the brewers are thanking their fans this weekend. it's fan appreciation night at miller park. up for grabs are tickets for next season, autographed baseballs,nd starts at 6:10. this weekend, hundreds will come together to fight against breast cancer. it's the susan g. komen race for the cure. it gets underway at 9:00 tomorrow morning along milwaukee's lakefront. you still have time to register for the race. let's get to meteorologist jeremy nelson with your forecast.
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-- we are tracking weekend thunderstorms. i will go over when you will need an. thema: this morning, washington, dc is celebrating history. why thousands of people are descending on the national mall to mark the grand opening of a project years in the making. wisn 12 news contributor van mcneil is live at state fair park for this weekend's harvest fair good morning, van. van: good morning. pumpkin bowling. have you ever heard of it we are about to do some is our live preview continues on wisn
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>> leading the way with important location coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news "this morning," with thema ponton and weatherwa wisn 12 news "this morning" continues. thema: welcome back to wisn 12 news "this morning." right now, thousands of people -- meteorologist jeremy nelson will be up with your forecast. right now, thousands of people are in washington d.c. to
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the national museum of african-american history and culture officially opens to the public this weekend. the museum exhibits more than 35,000 artifacts chronicling the tragedies and triumphs of african-american history. president obama and first lady michelle obama will help dedicate the museum at a ceremony this morning. this weekend, homecoming has a special meaning for one tiny football player in alabama. 8-year-old bradie smith hasn't seen his dad for the last few months. that's veteran had to get his leg amputated and was recovering in the hospital. bradie's father decided to surprise his son during his football practice. >> to see the look on his face, and for him to know that his dad is at home now -- words can't describe how happy i am. thema: bradie's father is now recovering at home. the family says they look forward to spending time
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she's only in 6th grade, but one illinois girl is using her gardening skills to break records. 11-year-old carena adams from wheaton grew a pumpkin weighing more than 900 pounds. today, she's in a pumpkin weighing contest looking to take home the grand prize. speaking of pumpkins and fall it feels like fall at the wisconsin state fairgrounds. . good morning. van: good morning. we are having a ton of fun. we made scarecrows. we decorated cookies. we got a pancake breakfast from our friends at the ridgefield historical society. caramel apples, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin bowling. thank you for the awesome preview. we end on pumpkin bowling.
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we have talked about all of the fun things. we have real lanes and pins. you use a pumpkin. it is free ticket in. go to the ticket booth for tickets for the various activities, like pumpkin bowling. many food and beverage vendors are you need cash for those so plan accordingly. parking is $6 and it will be a beautiful day. va kid, it was saturday afternoons, wide world of sports and the professional bowlers tour. i used to bowl on the professional bowlers tour. i do not know how i will do with pumpkin bowling. show us how it is done. i will pick up the spare of whatever she leaves. that is in the pocket. let me get rid of that.
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one pin. i was on the professional bowlers tour, sure. family fun for everyone. come out and you can get more information on the on tv section of wisn.com. i am going to try this again. van mcneil at harvest fair, wisn 12 news "this morning." [laughter] thema: that is jeremy laughing the loudest. do they give the professional bowlers another try? jeremy: i think so. thema: thank you. we appreciate that. 8:46 on saturday morning. many things to do at fair and outside in general. jeremy: big kids and little kids get to do pumpkin bowling.
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going on. there are a lot of things happening today. let's talk about one of the events at maier festival park. pet fest, no puppy ponchos needed. no rain gear for puppies or people. partly sunny, more sunshine into the afternoon after and refreshing. an easterly breeze off of lake michigan, upper 60's to around 70 from the tailgate to the first pitch. leaving the park, you might want the windows open, cooling to 65 degrees. a few rays of sun, then into the afternoon, partly sunny. after 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.
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lake. that is why we might struggle to hit 70 degrees. we have had 84-consecutive days in milwaukee hitting 70 or warmer. that may end today. the forecasted high is 70 and i'm trying to wish us to that number. to the northwest of waukesha county, skies are darker because we have seen a couple of showers try to make their way into the east wind with no threat of a shower in milwaukee. any light rain showers stay to the west and fade away in the next hour. statewide, into the afternoon, highs in the 60's. to the north. a few degrees warmer to the southwest. signs of tomorrow's warm-up
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ever 70's on sunday. a good chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. maybe into the early evening. the updated timing with future cast, the first weekend of fall, clouds this morning. more sunshine in the afternoon boosting temperatures close to or right around 70 degrees. tonight, dry. once we wake up on sunday morning, take an showers will meander in our direction. it may impact the start of the packers game. you cannot rule out a shower during the first half of the packers-lions game. showers and storms moving east .some could be strong. there is a small chance of severe weather in southeastern
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at the very least, strong downpours and vivid lightening. some areas could pick up a half and or one inch of rain or more. 77 on sunday, breezy and warm. falling into the 60's for monday, tuesday and wednesday without breaking the string of 70's today or sunday. we do early next week. thema: let's go ahead. a collection of 200
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thema: welcome back to wisn 12 this weekend's "arts avenue." the milwaukee youth symphony orchestra holds its first concert on the season in little more than 3 weeks. here to share more is carter simmons, the myso's artistic director. good morning. >> thank you for having us. thema: the season is about to get underway again. >> we just welcome to 1000 families to our program celebrating that award from the national arts and humanities
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next month. the first is the chamber orchestra and we are collaborating with the florentine opera, and evening of classical music, singing, night on the 12th. on the 23rd of october, the well-known play-a-thon for all of the students will be performing all day at bayshore mall. groups, the jazz ensemble, the large orchestra, the wind ensemble, everything that everyone would like to hear. last, but we would like to push out that it is great to be involved in music. if they are not involved in music in school, get them involved. what we find is they are confident, creative, thoughtful,
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thema: playing a musical instrument makes a difference for a lot of kids. thank you, we appreciate that. we have a link with information on wisn.com under the on tv section. you will also find it on our free wisn 12 news mobile app. coming up, a chance to help some of the most endangered species on the planet. the events happening later today in wisconsin for world rhino day. stay with us. you are watching wisn 12 news "this morning." >> get important local news wherever you are with wisn 12's
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thema: welcome back as we look outside. jeremy nelson is up in a couple of minutes with your forecast. thousands of pets will take over milwaukee's lakefront. it's the annual pet fest. the free event is from 10:00 to 6:00 at the summerfest grounds. you can bring your dog and/or cat. there's an agility course and a
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is celebrating world rhino day. volunteers will be cleaning up north beach. you can also spend the day learning more about the endangered species. special activities are included with regular zoo admission. the racine zoo is open this morning starting at 9:00. now to our weather for anyone heading out down to the zoo or pet fest. a great day to get outside. jeremy: this is the best they of milwaukee with clouds and a little sunshine. 66 degrees. a nice breeze off of the lake east at 14 miles per hour staying in the eight to 16 range. your forecast will get near or touch 70 this afternoon, more sunshine. thunderstorms in the forecast, especially for sunday afternoon. if you do not have the free wisn
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thema: you can take wisn 12 news with you anywhere with wisn.com, facebook, twitter,and all our mobile apps. announcer: jack hanna's "wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. jack: hi, everybody, i'm jack hanna, coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo, and welcome to "wild countdown." no matter if they're called tusks or fangs... whoa! watch it! all of today's animals are armed to the teeth. whoa! whoa, buddy! some are powerful... man, alive! i can't imagine getting bit by one of those things. some are fearsome... oh, no, i didn't see those. wowee. and some are just plain huge. boy, those tusks could push over anything. today, 6 species with

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