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>> right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," big changes for any of you who talk on the phone while driving. the new wisconsin law that's taking effect this weekend. >> plus, it's expected to cause huge problems for drivers across southeast wisconsin. the new closure that will make your drive to work take longer than ever before. >> but first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look outside. rain is on the way just in time for the weekend. we're tracking conditions as you make your plans. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 5:30 on this friday, september 30th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. >> we are bitting farewell to september on a soggy note. we have the shower this is the forecast. a light rain moving from the east. it is not usually coming from this direction and over the next hour or so the rain is overspreading the area and
fairly light and scattered. you can see as the temperatures hold steady, upper 50s to low 60s. the showers are continuing this afternoon. then after around 8:00 for tonight, i expect a steady light to moderate rain and impacting operation football for tonight. i will keep the wet look in the forecast for tomorrow. breezy and cool conditions and sort of a command sunday things are improving a bit and sunshine by afternoon. >> sal, thank you. >> this morning, there's a traffic watch 12 alert for any of you who drive through the zoo interchange. the ramp from southbound 41 to eastbound 94 will shut down tomorrow. this closure impacts anyone driving from places like germantown, menomonee falls and wauwatosa towards downtown milwaukee. >> this is one of the busiest
recommend people to anticipate up to a 30 minute longer drive time. melinda: the ramp closure starts early tomorrow morning. it's scheduled to last until late spring of next year. here is matt with more on the closure, matt? >> there are a couple of ways to get around it, exit at watertown and go down to blue mound. other options. folks like to find their own ways. the d.o.t. put a reminder for the pedestrians crossing the street to pay extra attention to crosswalk signs. if you are headed out, a lot of green on the map and green on the travel times. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> looking ahead, a new wisconsin law could change the way you drive. starting tomorrow, it will be illegal to talk on a hand-held
z >> they are hoping the new law cuts down on the disstrakted driving. hand sz free and blue tooth devices allowed. the department of trngs reports nearly two thousand work zone cr officials say that the new law will reduce that number. remember, starting tomorrow put down your phone while driving in work zones. >> mike, thank you. >> any of you who drive in milwaukee county could soon end up paying a new fee. county executive chris abele outlined a new wheel tax in his budget proposal. milwaukee county drivers would pay an extra $60 that's on top
for people in the city of milwaukee. abele says the county is out of options and this fee is the best way to fund important projects. >> $27 million a year generated by fee is enough to fund all of the county's transportation infrastructure costs, to include bus replacements, county highway, parkway and bridge repair. >> the milwaukee county board before it can go into effect. at least one member of the board has already come out against the proposal. >> we the jury find carl barrett guilty. >> two years after a five-year-old girl was shot and killed, a jury has convicted one of the shooters. laylah petersen died when 22-year-old carl barrett fired shots into a home. prosecutors say two of barrett's friends were involved in the shooting too. police say barrett and his
home. they fired into the house where laylah was sitting on her grandfather's lap. prosecutors say this guilty verdict sends a message. >> take a step back, take a pause and think about it before you take a very serious and deadly action with a firearm. >> the two other suspects have pleaded guilty. they will all be sentenced later this year. >> some chs and the way it handles officer-involved shootings. right now, the state's department of criminal investigation is in charge of those cases, but mpd chief ed flynn says from now on the department will ask other agencies in the county to lead the investigations. that could help avoid conflicts of interest because some of the state investigators are former mpd officers. >> looking ahead, governor walker is planning to answer your questions today. he's going to be broadcasting
will start at 8:15 this morning. you can submit questions for the governor on his official facebook page. that is happening at 8:15. >> 5:36. >> a bizarre kidnapping case being compared to the movie "gone girl." >> a former marine is admitting to the crime
this morning. why the victims say police are to blame for the messy case. >> plus, a family pet hit with an arrow fired by hunters. y
>> we get a live look, 20 minutes before 6:00. the temperatures this morning are showing up the 50s and 60s. in fact, most of the locations upper 50s. we are going to hold the temperatures nearly steady. the readings around 60 for all of southeast wisconsin. breezy, cool and here and there showers throughout the day. i expect steady and light rain
here in the south, we are 30% color and according to the department of tourism, it is slow for this time of the year. >> bright you, detroit is recovering after flooding. >> in one spot, a road was covered in 12 feet of water. the water turned a state highway into a mess with some cars floating along. at least three drivers had to be rescued in the area. the detroit area isn't out of danger yet. there's a flood watch in place >> one detroit man found himself in a tight spot during that flooding. >> he lost his keys and tried to get into his home through a basement window, but he got stuck and ended up hanging upside down from that window for about 13 hours. poor guy. >> can you imagine that?
getting closer to his head. finally, neighbors came to investigate and found him. emergency crews checked out the homeowner, he's doing fine now. >> who took the picture. oh, i better get this. >> poor guy. >> a hunter takes aim at a dog. ben: junior is okay but his owner is furious. there's a $5,000 reward to catch whoever shot the dog in washington state. there he is. the owner thinks elk poachers are responsible. it's possible that junior was scaring off elk and the hunters got upset and shot him. thankfully the shot missed any major organs and junior is recovering. >> poor baby. 5:41. >> it's a chance to save hundreds of dollars while expanding your family. >> the wisconsin humane society is offering a special deal today only.
>> 5:44. we'll see sun up in an hour across southern wisconsin. the skies are mostly cloudy and we'll keep the overcast in the forecast. the light rain is moving in from the east. the winds are northeast at 14 and gusting up to 22. breezy and showers throughout the we'll keep the readings in the 60s matt. >> the choper is staying parked. very light volume across the system.
>> >> it's been nearly 24 hours since a commuter train in new jersey crashed into a station platform. one person was killed and more than 100 people were hurt. now, officials are investigating to find out how that crash happened. the train slammed into a hoboken station around 8:45 yesterday. the crash made the building's glass roof collapse. one person on the platform was killed by the debris. the ntsb is investigating using the train's event recorder similar to a plane's black box. >> we're gonna work together to make sure the investigation is seamless and coordinated that we come to a conclusion as quickly as possible. >> this morning we know the engineer who was operating the train has been released from the hospital and is cooperating with investigators. >> right now, a community is coming together to support a young boy who was shot on his
jacob hall is one of two kids who was shot on wednesday along with a teacher at their south carolina school. jacob's family says he's now on life support. people in townville, south carolina are trying to help the family by setting up a gofundme page. in one day, people have already donated more than $75,000. the organizers say that money will help the family focus on healing. the 14-year-old boy is accused of shooting and the suspect in his own father's death. >> a bizarre case in california, it is calling the gone girl
two were held for ransom for days and they announced that the kidnapping was a hoax. it was real. and now the couple is suing the police department. >> they didn't do a good job in the case. they impeded the investigation. >> the couple is asking the judge to sentence miller to life in prison. they also want more filed against him. >> new this morning, you know him as captain jean-luc picard on "star trek." sir patrick stewart is keeping very busy these days. he actor just finished filming the latest "wolverine" movie. now he's focusing on season two of his comedy series "blunt talk" where he plays a cable news anchor. i talked to the star, via satellite, about his character: >> his show has great numbers, the network loves him, and they are encouraging him to just be himself, which is a sensible
uncontrollable at times, it might not be the best policy. >> that was a treat talking to him. season two of "blunt talk" premieres sunday night on the "starz" network. >> new this morning, l more waterspouts were spotted near chicago. check this out. a rainbow. it is one of several water spouts that formed and documented over the lake. which is pretty cool. sal, you were saying this type of weather with the warm temps and the water, relatively and the cool temps outside, perfect conditions for this. >> it creates a lift.
when things are warm they rise. you condense the clouds and churning up there. could happen today and tomorrow. more than anything, the showers in the forecast today and tonight and tomorrow. it is not a washout, just enough to be a nuisance for the weekend, slow clearing on sunday. next week l operation football for tonight, bring the good stuff for the rain gear. i think we get a steady light to moderate rain showing up after half time or so. it is already invading this morning. you are seeing moving from east to west. so we are mostly cloudy and drizzle around this morning. we see the light rain just in time for the morning commute.
wipers. the low pressure is influencing the weather for today, tonight and tomorrow. it is moving to the north and breaking down a little bit toward the weekend. the temperatures in the region are pretty good, 40s and 507s to the north and west. in eastern wisconsin upper 50s and low 60s. that is where we are going to park. not much a climb in the highs for the day. this is at 9:00 scattered and light. this is at noon. then into the afternoon, spotty showers. larger area of rain approaching this evening. here we are at 9:00. the light rain, period of light to moderate rain. the showers persist for us. they are moving in from the east off and on throughout the day on saturday.
60s. 55 for tonight. i will hang my hat on tuesday with the sunshine and 70. >> sal, thank you. >> president obama and other world leaders gather in israel for a funeral. the former israeli leader died on wednesday at 93. obama was at the serce clinton both spoke. at the funeral -- the leaders of israel and palestine met... and shook hands. >> donald trump is under pressure to up the game. first it was said that chris christie would help him prepare, but christie is saying that is not true. he'll will to be help trump if he asks. >> the mayor of a small pennsylvania town is in trouble after posting political means on facebook. the posts are racist.
calling for the mayor to step down and apologize. >> so this happened to come out, it is surprising to me. i hope he changes his ways and apologizes for it, at the very least. >> the police chief agrees and was disturbed by the post. now the town is planning a race relations forum california is getting political, well the cookies are. the donald trump and hillary clinton cookies. the bakery is asking the customers to choose between the candidates and it is a close race, the owner says that clinton has a small lead.
out and crews tried to get the kids off first, some parents are waiting anxiously. >> i was right down at the side of it and it made a funny grinding sound going around and it came back around again and it made a grinding noise and the bottom of the wheel thing hit the platform and they stopped it. ride and no one was hurt. the officials have not said the cause of the malfunction. >> today may be the day to adopt the pet the wisconsin humane society is waiving the fees for the first 30 adoptions today. oh, precious. now that 30 number -- look at that. i hope he's still there.
again, that 30 is not including adult cats, which already have the fees waived. if you have time, go to the website and look at the dogs available. >> they are so cute. >> something difficult at local grocery stores. >> coming up, the question you might be asked today as you walk down the aisles. >> plus, have you started the hollywood shopping yet? send us some have been hitting the stores and the deal you can get
>> welcome back. this morning samsung is looking into reports of overheating in the new gallonly note 7 replacements. customers are saying that the phone is feeling too hot. that is according to the wall street 60% of the original devices were returned and replaced. >> new this morn, volvo is recalling 127,000 cars. the automaker is saying that the air conditioner is leaking water and causing the air bags to
>> northwestern mutual is eliminating a hundred jobs by the end of the year. the job cuts are just the first round. they plan the lay off hundreds more of the workers in 2017. the company is not saying which pox positions, they have 5900 workers between downtown and franklin. >> mcdonald's is taking the pumpkin craze a step further. the fast food chain is testing >> ohhh. no, no, no. >> there they are. this is mcdonald's japan. it is pumpkin and chocolate sauce drizzled over the fries. >> no. >> no, yes? >> no way. that is a hit and miss.
>> the news continues right now. >> good morning. >> right now on "wisn 12 news this morning" two local teens attacked by their own pet dog. what the police say they had to do to help save the girls' lives. >> a traffic watch alert using the busiest interchange and how to get around a long term closure starting this weekend. >> first, to weatherwatch 12, we are taking a live look outside. it is not even light yet. the weekend is almost here. that is the bright side. sally? >> the rain is bai barrelling in. we have a wet morning commute. the rain overspreading the area