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melinda: plus, helping you find a job one ride at a time. the big announcement expected later today that could impact thousands of people here in southeast wisconsin. ben: but first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look outside. another cold morning and rain is on the way. we're keeping a close eye on your forecast. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 5:30 on this tuesday, october 25th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center, sal. sally: early this morning skies overnight and the temperatures took a nose dive. the clouds are filling in rapidly and the early risers seeing the sunshine today. the clouds are going to fill. in low pressure is organizing to the west and spreading the rain across the dakotas and minnesota and iowa. lighter winds. temperature this is morning in the 40s.
think about removing the leaves from the storm drains while it is dry for today. we time out the wettest of the weather coming up. now to matt by phone on the way to news chopper 12. >> if you are headed out, the closures are picked up and moved out of the way. light volume out there. dry pavement. everything is in the green right now. no troubles out there. if you are rolling out... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. >> four homicide in just 24 hours. hillary mintz is live in milwaukee with the latest. reporter: we are at arlington
investigating a homicide. the area is taped off. a lot of police on the street here. i just spoke with an officer on the scene and told me that this started because of a welfare check. this is before 10:30. they got a call, when they went to the home, that is where they found the woman's body inside of the home. they are looking for a person of interest. they have a person of interest and looking for them right now. we really don't how this woman died, what happened, what led up to this. again, police are investigating this homicide this morning and they are out here for a while and this makes the 4th homicide in 24 hours in this city of milwaukee a. very violent 24 hours. three homicides reported yesterday and some within 90 minutes of each other.
morning." >> thank you, hillary. ben: right now, police are looking for another person involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed three women. the driver of the car has already turned himself in but a passenger is on the run. police sources tell wisn 12 news that 23-year-old jasen randhawa was behind the wheel. he turned himself in to police yesterday. he has a history of drinking and driving. court records show randhawa was found guilty of owi last year after driving the wrong way on a divided highway. he is not yet facing charges. melinda: three women were in the uber car that was hit. tim, what are we learning about them? tim: all three women lived in chicago and worked in the advertising business. one of them, 30-year-old ashley sawatzke, was from southeast wisconsin. she grew up in menomonee falls and graduated from uw. 35-year-old lindsey cohen and 32-year-old amy taylor were also
for the weekend on their way back to their hotel when the crash happened. sawatzke's uncle has commented on facebook asking people to keep the victims in their hearts and prayers. melinda? melinda: uber released a statement about the crash calling it tragic and extending their thoughts to the women's families. the company says they will help the investigators any way they can. the driver of that uber car was seriously hurt. he is in the hospital this morning in critical conditn. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:34. a milwaukee family is planning a funeral this morning after their 14-year-old died in a crash in grand chute. police say the boy was driving a stolen car and crashed into a light pole in an ihop parking lot. police say they had gotten complaints about reckless driving and chased the car before calling off the chase because of unsafe speeds. right now the state patrol is investigating. melinda: looking ahead now,
new bus line designed to help your loved ones find work. it's called job lines. it will include bus routes that take people from milwaukee out to washington and waukesha counties. an announcement is expected today. officials say there are more than 150 employers along these bus routes and the routes could help people get new opportunities. ben: right now, there's a push to put a milwaukee legend in which starts tonight. >> as you know monty, vaughn has been working on a couple of new pitches, the eliminator and the humiliator to compliment his fastball the terminator. >> i heard that. >> dynamite drop in monty. that broadcast school has really paid off. ben: that's brewers announcer bob uecker who played an announcer for the indians in the movie major league. well, now the indians are in the world series and fans want uecker to announce the games. more than 44,000 people have signed a petition on change.org
mlb to have uecker replace joe buck. buck responded last night on twitter saying that nothing would make him happier than having uecker in the booth. but unfortunately the brewers are saying he's in arizona and has no plans to join the crew. shoot. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:36. one man's day on the town ends with a trip to jail. melinda: coming up on "wisn 12 news this morning," why the suspect says he walked into traffic while dressed as a te. ben: plus, a massive manhunt is underway this morning after a deadly crime spree in oklahoma. what the killer allegedly posted on facebook during the rampage.
leaves. check your halloween decorations. ben: there's a recall to tell you about this morning. target is pulling 127,000 window decorations from its stores. the consumer product safety commission says the window clings could cause kids to choke. the clings are made of gel and include an led light which can come apart. we have pictures up on the screen now. if you have one at home, return it to target for a full refund. >> new this morning, a deer walks into a bar. that may sound like the start of a bad joke but it's real. melinda: take a look. this happened in alabama. the deer got inside a tavern somehow. it's an old bar that's in the process of being turned into a salon. oh, he hit the glass. the deer wasn't doing much damage but officials still wanted it gone. eventually the deer was able to
melinda: right now, a man in maine is in some trouble with the law after he dressed up as a tree. ben: you heard that right. he put on the tree outfit and stood near a portland intersection. it's not illegal to dress up as a tree that's not why he's facing charges. police say he was blocking traffic. so now he's in a county jail. police say the man wanted to see how people would react to his so-called performance. he's just dressed >> wisn 12 news time is 5:41. free donuts thanks to a legendary basketball player. melinda: the athlete teaming up with krispy kreme this halloween and what the adventure could mean for any of you looking for a snack. ben: plus, a rescue on the great lakes. the two things a group of friends did while in the water that may have prevented a
at the journal times building in racine. overnight we had fair skies. becoming mostly cloudy today. the showers to the west, staying to the west today and timing those out for tomorrow. now to matt for traffic. matt? >> we have a problem on the freeways, on the bypass at lincoln, and you can see it is a rollover crash. heads up and be ready for that. right now that is the only thing going on six minutes northbound from the hale up to the zoo interchange. i will jump in the chopper and check back over the crash in just a bit. back to you. thank you, matt. ben: right now, a manhunt in oklahoma in the town of wellston. officials are searching for a murder suspect. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom with the latest details. tim. tim: police say that michael vance has shot six people, killing two.
officials say the two people who died were vance's aunt and uncle. those crimes sparked a shoot out with wellston police. officials say vance shot two officers and then stole their vehicle. then he carjacked a man at a nearby trailer park. vance is still on the run this morning. they think he's in the state or even in the same county. l ben: abc news has a crew in la look for a report today on "good morning america" starting at 7:00 a.m. that's after "wisn 12 news this morning." melinda: right now, protests are still going on over a north dakota pipeline. the protesters have created roadblocks the last few days over a county highway. roads in the area are closed while officials try to get control of the protesters. more than 250 people have been arrested since august. now, court systems in north dakota are overwhelmed trying to deal with the protesters. ben: police in california are
overturned with students on board. three students and a bus driver were taken to the hospital after the crash. they're all expected to recover. police say there was another vehicle involved in the crash, it went off the road and hit a tree. four special needs students were on board the bus. melinda: new this morning, three boaters are safe after spending a night stuck on lake erie. their boat got stranded after a fishing net got tangled in their propeller. theyai arrive. they lit off all their flares and the very last time rescuers spotted them. soon all three men were back on dry land warming up after their cold night. >> i have been in the t-shirt all night. i'm soaked. >> basically just trying to stay warm the whole night, just trying to make it through. melinda: they huddled together for warmth. one of the men's mother says she made sure they had sturdy life
that they would be found safe. ben: several states opened up early voting yesterday with massive turnout. this was the scene over a polling place in houston, texas yesterday. the first day of early voting shattered records there. people waited for hours to cast their ballots. early voting started in alaska, arkansas, florida, illinois and of course, statewide here in wisconsin. in virginia, nearly 28,000 people have registered to vote after the deadline. that's thanks to an extension period. a judge granted that 36 hour extension after a malfunction in the registration system locked out some would-be voters. melinda: jimmy kimmel had a high-profile guest last night president obama. the commander and chief stopped by to talk politics and read some mean tweets. >> my mom bought new conditioner
president obama will go down as the worst president, real donald trump. well, at least i'll go down as a president. >> phone drop >> he's so funny. i love that. that is a good time. it. >> toll politics aside. >> temperatures inland are showing up 30-32 degrees. along the lake is r it is a little warmer. later today, well, temperatures in the mid 50s. the clouds are going to fill in. already happening, the clouds are rolling in. so we'll see the skies becoming
the storm system organized to the west. showers and potentially heavy rain. now this is for tonight and wednesday, 2:00 a.m., between 2:00 and 5:00 is rain is spreading in. the temperatures mid 40s. between 5:00 and noon, steady rain, locally heavy and windy. the temperatures climb a bit into the upper 40s. between noon and of rain continue with the gusty winds. for today, lunchtime, skies are mostly cloudy. mid 50s this afternoon. we stay dry throughout the day. here we are tonight, 10:30, rain and storms across minnesota and iowa. filling in rapidly by tomorrow morning. this is a wet morning commute for us. you can see the rain remaining steady and light to moderate throughout the morning.
still around at noon. lighter showers in the amp and evening. rainfall totals could be 1 #-2 inches. 54 today. 44 tonight. near 50 tomorrow. the clouds are are stubborn on thursday. we dry out on friday. ben? >> thank you, sal. >> new on wisn 12, a nurse who contracted ebola two years ago is settled a lawsuit against the hospital. attorneys for nina pham are not saying how much money she received.
ben: new this morning, jared fogle's ex-wife is suing subway. fogle is the former subway spokesperson who plead guilty to child porn charges and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors. katie mclaughlin says subway knew about fogle's interest in children but failed to take proper action. the lawsuit also claims subway allowed fogle to work in schools after the company found out about past allegations. melinda: new this morning, the man whose murder trial was featured on the hit podcast "serial" could be out on bail soon. adnan syed is serving a life sentence in maryland convicted of murdering his girlfriend, but now, syed is getting a new trial. his attorney wants syed out on bail during the new trial. ben: new this morning, a jewelry store in texas is offering an incentive to couples who buy engagement rings, a free gun. it's a spin on the shotgun wedding. thacker jewelry partners with a
years now. the owner says it may seem strange to people in other parts of the country but in texas, it doesn't raise any eyebrows. >> farming, hunting, ranching, it's all intertwined, so it's just a natural fit for texas. ben: when couples buy an engagement ring, they get a gift certificate that's good for a shotgun or a rifle. soou melinda: right now, shaquille o'neal is sharing his love of doughnuts with a new job and a new contest. shaq is now the owner of a historic krispy kreme shop in atlanta and he's acting as a global spokesperson for the donut company. now you can win prizes and shaq autographs by sharing your hallowen-themed social media posts with the hashtag shaq-or-treat. ben: summer may be over but one dog in alabama is not done with the summer treats. rambo is a two-year-old english
ice cream truck coming he runs out to meet it. the driver and rambo have been meeting like this for about a year. the ice cream man always gives rambo a sweet treat. melinda: today on ellen, the star of abc's quantico stops by to chat about how she got her start at 17 and her favorite thing about shooting the hit show. >> the only thing i knew about fbi, cia is what i watched on tv. it gives you such a sense of power when you knock down a door and go fbi, fbi. in that voice. you feel really powerful. >> i love her. you can see the rest of that interview this afternoon. ellen starts at four right here on wisn 12. then stick around for wisn 12 news at five. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 5:54. the milwaukee bucks' season opener is tomorrow.
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>> wisn 12 news time now is 5:58. the news continues right now. ben: good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." melinda: it is 6:00, right now on "wisn 12 news this morning", breaking news from overnight, a woman's body is found on milwaukee's lower east side and the 4th homicide ben: plus, now is the time to get a flu shot and how to get a shot for free later today. first, a live look outside on this tuesday morning. we are on traffic and weather watch for you. >> now to sally. >> you can see the visibility is good in the big picture there. it is generally good across most of southern wisconsin.
fog in southern near southern waukesha. early temperatures 34 waukesha. the airport 37 degrees. jackets to start. we had fair skies overnight, light winds and the clouds are filling in rapidly and becoming mostly cloudy. the until tonight to move in. this morning frosty and fair. we get up to 54 today. matt? >> sally, we are over the bypass, it is a rollover crash in the construction zone. northbound lanes at lincoln. you can see the quads are with it. the left lane is blocked, that means only one lane open.