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put it away. if you put the shorts away, bring them out. sally: this morning it is 69 degrees. warm front is lifting through. southwest breezes are picking up. right now 69 over 65. humidity 87%. the foggy conditions are improving dramatically. where is october, well not today. the temperatures reaching up into the upper 70s with a mix of sun and breezy and warm tomorrow. highs near 70. a cool front is bringing in colder air for wednesday, highs in the 60s. back to the 50s at the end of the week. we time out the shower chances for today. matt, you are not flying today? >> no, we are not flying because of the weather. 41, capitol, we are getting busier. travel times are looking
that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. ben: ben: looking ahead, you might notice flags flying at half-staff today all across the state. it's in honor of a state senator who died last week. thema ponton is live with more on the tribute to the senator. >> the tribute today. the flags are ordered to fly staff. the senator will be buried today. officials say senator rick gudex shot himself. gudex's family says he suffered from depression. back in the spring t senator said he wouldn't be running for a second term. he leaves behind a wife and two
half staff from sunrise to sunset today. ben: looking ahead, in the race for the white house. donald trump will campaign in green bay today. the republican presidential nominee was supposed to be at an event in west allis too, but the trump campaign canceled that appearance. we are live with a look ahead. good morning, hillary. reporter: donald trump was supposed to end the day here at the fairgrounds, but that event was cancelled because of scheduling issue. the event in green bay is going on as planned. the green bay event will go ahead as scheduled at 6:00 p.m. at the ki convention center. there are still tickets available on trump's campaign website. high profile republican leaders from wisconsin will not be at the rally, paul ryan and ron johnson and governor walker have prior commitments.
this will be trump's 7th visit to wisconsin since launching the campaign and again that green bay event on the west allis stop is cancelled. >> hillary, thank you. ben: right now, investigators are searching for whoever firebombed a gop office in north carolina. the attack left behind serious damage at the republican party headquarters in orange county. tim, we're learning that the suspects left behind a message. tim: investigators found graffiti spray painted on a building nearby that could explain the firebombing. the graffiti compares republicans to nazis. here's what investigators know so far, someone threw a flammable substance into the office late saturday night or early sunday morning. the fire caused significant damage.
working to rebuild the office. overnight the governor's office delivered new campaign supplies to help them get back up and running. back to you. ben: donald trump and hillary clinton are both responding to that attack on twitter. last night, clinton called the firebombing horrific and unacceptable. the north carolina gop responded thanking clinton for her thoughts and prayers. trump took to twitter and blamed clinton and her supporters for the attack. he called whoever firebombed the office animals. ben: later today, the city of muskego is helping seniors vote early. muskego's special voting deputies will visit several nursing homes and senior homes to help residents cast absentee ballots. the voting deputies will hand out ballots and then collect them. anyone is allowed to cast an absentee ballot. check with your county for early voting rules. ben: if you're still deciding who you'll vote for in wisconsin's senate race, you have a chance to hear directly from the candidates. senator ron johnson and former
off in a debate tomorrow. you can watch it live right here on wisn 12. it starts at 8:30. up-front host mike gousha will moderate the discussion. ben: new from overnight, two people shot in milwaukee. now police are looking for whoever pulled the trigger. the shooting was reported around 12:45 this morning. the two victims are expected to survive. right now police are looking for the suspect who reportedly ran ben: it was a violent weekend in milwaukee. two people are dead and several others hurt after seven different shootings. the shootings were all reported between friday night and sunday morning. ben: right now, a west bend man is in custody for allegedly trying to shoot two police officers. west bend police say officers were called to this neighborhood yesterday near edgewood lane and indiana after neighbors reported gunshots.
gun at two officers and pulled the trigger but the gun misfired. the officers took cover and were not hurt. after a brief standoff, the man was arrested. the suspect is now facing several charges including attempted homicide. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:36. strangers to the rescue. a driver is pulled from his burning car. the idea bystanders came up with that may have saved one man's life. ben: plus, a top-secret mission in the middle of downtown milw what you can look for on social media this week to score some deals. feingold: i'm russ feingold and i approve this message. this is wisconsin.
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yesterday, we developed a lot of fog, dense fog advisories covering portions of the area overnight. they have been allowed to expire. gusty southwest winds are setting up across the area. 67 degrees racine. a little bounce on the camera as the winds are continuing to pick up throughout the day. now the temperatures are going
the rain chances for today and tonight, low overall. we look at how long the warm air is hanging around. ben: new this morning, about a dozen people worked together to save a man from a burning car. this was the scene yesterday in florida. the bystanders formed a human chain to reach the suv that had crashed into an embankment. police eventually arrived and joined the rescue mission. they were able to pull the driver from the car and get him away from the fire. this is them forming a human chain to pull him out. he's in the hospital this morning. >> a boating accident in california sends a family into the pacific ocean. two surfers were nearby, they came to the family's rescue. the surfers say the dad and one son came up to the surface quickly but another son struggled. the surfers got him onto a surfboard and paddled him to
over. police say they're investigating the driver of that boat for reckless driving. >> also new this morning, a storm leaves behind a mess in washington state. one home has a branch sticking through the roof. the top of a maple tree fell during the storm and pierced through a roof and kitchen ceiling. no one inside was hurt. now they have to deal with a big hole in their kitchen ceiling. wi2 5:41. cat in the crosshairs. why doctors are calling one animal lucky even though it was shot with an arrow. >> plus, from hogwarts to wisconsin. the event happening later this week that's drawing harry potter fans from around the world. then, forget busses and planes. one presidential candidate is hopping on a bike. what the campaign is hoping
skies are clearing from the patchy fog that we saw overnight and temperatures warming rapidly for today. the warm front is lifting through. normal highs this time of the year are 59. now we are flirting with the record today 81 degrees. it was set in 1964. a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day and a little more sunshine on deck tomorrow. rain for the most part in central and northern wisconsin. matt? >> no complaints on the roads right now. this is 41 and mayfair road. it is busy but moving. travel times are looking great. travel times... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. ben: right now, soldiers are working to drive isis out of the iraqi city of mosul.
newsroom. tim? tim: the iraqi prime minister announced early this morning that there's a military operation happening right now to liberate mosul. more than a million people live in mosul in northern iraq. the city has been controlled by isis since june of 2014. u.s. defense secretary ash carter said this morning that america is ready to support iraqi fighters. if they drive isis out, it would be a significant defeat for the terror group. this is expected to be the toughest battle iraq's military has faced since american troops left five years ago. ben, back to you. ben: new this morning, the u.s. and the united kingdom are considering new sanctions against syria and russia. secretary of state john kerry has been in london working with other nations on a possible ceasefire in syria. kerry and his british counterpart say there could be
ben: right now, oregon is still dealing with storm damage after two tornadoes touched down this weekend. power lines and tree branches fell in the severe storms. more than 120 buildings had damage after the tornadoes touched down near the coast. it happened friday morning but people are still working to clean up the damage and repair power lines, roads and more. ben: right now, the philippines is dealing with heavy rain and strong winds thanks to typhoon sarika. the locals are calling it typhoon karen. at least 290 flights have been canceled because of the storm and more than 12,000 people evacuated as a precaution. another typhoon is expected to hit the philippines later today. karen moved on to vietnam where 24 people were killed by heavy rains. around 125,000 homes are currently underwater. >> right now, a nevada wildfire is nearly under control but
they're now under a flood watch. heavy rain helped slow down the fire that's already destroyed 22 homes. it's now 55 percent contained, but hundreds of homes are still in danger with mandatory evacuations in place. officials are asking people to stay away from the area. >> areas in north carolina are still dealing with serious flooding in the aftermath of hurricane matthew. kinston, in eastern north carolina, wat the floodwaters there are starting to recede more than a week after matthew hit. several highways in the area are still closed down and many homes are surrounded by water. people in the area are getting by with the help of donations. many families are still staying in red cross shelters. >> new this morning, life goes on for one couple who tied the knot in the aftermath of hurricane matthew. tyler and sharifa's new home was
targeted by thieves who stole many wedding supplies. after friends spread the word, strangers and businesses donated everything from plates and napkins to beverages. so the wedding was able to go ahead. sharifa says it helped remind them what's really important. >> everything that happened put things in perspective and reprioritized why we are doing, be married in front of our family. >> gorgeous ceremony there too. now the newlyweds are taking a week off to celebrate before they start working on hurricane repairs. >> new this morning, police are looking for the person who shot a cat with an arrow in pennsylvania. the cat survived. veterinarians are working to remove the arrow which amazingly didn't hit any major organs. a woman found the cat lying on her porch and brought it to the vet.
cat. sally: nice, beloved forever more. it breaks your heart. well, early today we are talking about a mix of sun and clouds and october behaving like july. we have highs today reaching up to 77. 81 is -- 77, it is october 17th. winds are calm at the ait. winds setting up. the camera mounted at the milwaukee institute of art and design where the temperatures are showing up well into the 60s. 69 degrees at fond du lac. 66 waukesha. temperatures are climbing since i came in earlier this morning. here is a look at the winds. beginning to pick up. the winds are going to ramp up this morning.
20 at burlington. breezy winds and the bathroom front is continuing to lift up to the north. showers up in the north. i think our rain chances are actually slim. slight chance of a shower going today, but more than anything sort of a mix of sun and clouds. the model is getting the stray showers by lunchtime. 5:00 this afternoon, continuing near the warm front and showers and storms here in the south mostly dry. tomorrow brings a cool front. we see the temperatures falling back a little bit. more sunshine. but mild with the highs near 70. 77 degrees on the books for today. the mix of sun and clouds. 64 tonight. we are 70 tomorrow. a few clouds rolling in later wednesday night and early thursday with a slight chance of a stray shower. >> thank you, sal.
pacific. tim, just how big was this quake? tim: it was a 6.9 magnitude quake that's according to the u.s. geological survey. this happened in papua new guinea just north of australia. officials say the quake did not trigger a tsunami and they haven't received any reports of of damage so far. no injuries were reported either. it's possible that could change throughout the day. i'll continue to follow the latest developments all morning. ben: new this morning, a presidential candidate sets out to prove he's fit to serve. libertarian candidate gary johnson hopped on a bike and rode more than 70 miles across new mexico. he was on his way to a rally in santa fe. it took the presidential hopeful about six hours, his would-be first lady made the ride too. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:52. new this morning, entertaining espionage in the middle of
the not-so-top-secret landmark opened back in 1966. special events are planned all month long to commemorate the milestone. that includes a big party this wednesday night. >> i don't know of any other spy theme restaurants or lounges anywhere in the u.s., so when people come here they're intrigued by that topic and they get to explore and find cool things here that you're just not going to find on your average night out. in every area of the safehouse you can find a different object or a piece of history or even something funny that you may not have seen before. ben: the safehouse is revealing a deal or mission on its social media pages every day in october. tomorrow and every tuesday in october families can get half-off kids meals. there are drink specials on friday nights. >> wisn 12 news time is
harry potter fans in your life. storybook cosmetics is unveiling a new line of harry potter-themed makeup. take a look. the brushes are modeled after magic wands from the popular franchise. the items are available for pre-order online just in time for christmas. also new this morning, harry potter festival returns to wisconsin this week. it runs friday through sunday in edgerton. that's southeast of madison. more than 5,000 people have already rsvp'd for the event on >> country star carrie underwood says she's always disappointing her fans. she told redbook magazine that she's not glamorous in real life only on stage and the singer feels like that leaves some fans disappointed when they meet her in real life. underwood is on the cover of redbook this month. the magazine is owned by hearst corporation, the parent company of wisn 12.
>>less la is planning to work with panasonic on solar energy. according to the company, the partners are working together to make photo bulltaoic cells and th batteries juiced in the samsung galaxy 7 were tested by the electronics giant. most of the smartphone makers use third party labs for the testing. samsung is claiming that no flaws were found in the round of inspections. the phones are no longer allowed on flights.
most experimental drink yet, coffee and beer combined. it is called the espresso cloud ipa. it is create about aing cloud of micro foam, layered on top of a freshly poured ipa. i don't know about this one. try it at locations serving the evening's menu, the nearest ones to us are in chicago. 5:59. the news continues right now. ben: good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. it is monday, october 17th. right now on "wisn 12 news this morning", wisconsin in the national spot light now as donald trump meets with the voters here later today.
in the race. >> later, a new album and new tour dates for lauren hill. we have the details just announced this morning about the concert planned in milwaukee. >> first, we are on weatherwatch 12. fog rolled through overnight and most of the areas are clearer now this morning. sal? sally: the dense fog condensed yesterday, continued overnight and once the up, the foggy conditions have been improving. temperatures early today 65-70 degrees. even this afternoon breezy, warm, hit or miss clouds and yes 77 degrees. here is a look at the satellite and rradar, the rain chances ar shim here in the south.