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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 monday, november 7th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center! >> it was a record-setter yesterday, 70 degrees. cracking the record of 69 set in 1975. plenty in the way of sunshine for us. the cool front to north and west and sailing through for us tonight, until then, the south winds and temperatures up to the mid 60s. the winds are light and southeast. you can plan on plenty in the way of morning sunshine. a couple of widely scattered shower ts later tonight and early on election day. cooler tomorrow and the highs in the mid 50s. matt?
a fender bender. but the rest of the system is nice and quiet. the travel times are looking good... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. tim: this morning we're following breaking news. former u.s. attorney general janet reno has died. that's according to reno's god daughter. she says the 78-year-old passed away overnight from complications related to parkinson's disease. reno was the fir w serve as u.s. attorney general. she served from 1993 to 2001. reno was at the epicenter of some big political controversies. in 2000, the miami-native angered some in the cuban-american community by authorizing the armed seizure of five-year-old elian gonzalez from the home of his relatives so he could be returned to his father in cuba. again, former attorney general janet reno has died at the age of 78.
information throughout the morning. melinda, back to you. melinda: right now, streets in a milwaukee neighborhood are back open after a two-alarm fire. smoke could be seen rising from a building overnight as crews tried to put out the flames. this happened at 15th and saint paul. that's right along i-94 in the shadow of the marquette interchange. emergency crews were called to the scene around 12:45 this morning. you can see smoke coming out of the windows as firefighters worked to get the fire under control. police tell wisn 12 news the building is vacant. no one was hurt. investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how the fire started. ben: a five-year-old girl hit and killed in milwaukee. right now police are looking for the person who was behind the wheel. thema is live in milwaukee with the latest. thema? reporter: ben, investigators here at the police headquarters are looking for that vehicle that drove away after the crash. an autopsy is planned today on rickyia langham. she was hit by a car near
sunday morning. police say the driver of the car did not stop. family and friends have created a memorial near the spot where the crash happened. people close to the family say rickyia and her mother were on their way to church at the time. police say girl ran out into the road. family members want the driver to turn himself in. >> and we're just asking have a heart. this mother is hurting. this child was in this mother's . reporter: there is a memorial planned tomorrow night. police have not released any information about possible suspects or a description of the car involved. if you know anything about the incident, you are asked to call the milwaukee police. >> thema, thank you. now to commitment 2016, a day
of people casting their voting tomorrow, 52,000 people already voted here in milwaukee alone. early voting started at the end of september and ended over the weekend. this year's early voting broke the old record by 15,000 votes. ben: republican vice presidential nominee mike pence was in mukwonago on saturday. senator ron johnson and house speaker paul ryan were there too to support trump and his running mate. trump was supposed to stop in west allis on sunday but he canceled that event. on the democratic side, clinton's vp pick tim kaine was in milwaukee yesterday. he also made stops in green bay and lacrosse. melinda: right now, donald trump is lashing out at the fbi after an investigation turned up no criminal activity by hillary clinton. fbi director james comey announced this weekend that the investigation is closed once again. comey had reopened the investigation last week. the clinton campaign says they weren't surprised by this latest decision.
saying that they didn't have time to check all the emails for new evidence. ben: voter turnout is expected to be high tomorrow. and you've probably heard the claims about the election being rigged. so wisn 12 news' colleen henry is investigating how vulnerable is the system? >> here in milwaukee, there have been well-documented cases of voting mischief, people voting more than once, even the infamous smokes for votes case in which homeless people were given cigarettes in exchange for going to the polls. so we wanted to know how safe is your vote? could fraud really impact this election? we'll tell you what's going on behind the scenes and what you need to know before you cast your ballot. ben: watch colleen henry's investigation "how safe is your vote?" tonight on wisn 12 news at ten. before you head out to vote, make sure you're heading to the right place. you can visit wisn.com and the 12 news mobile app to find your
morning and goes until 8:00 p.m. melinda: tomorrow wisn 12 is teaming up with abc news to bring you big story coverage on election night. watch our live coverage on air and online starting at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. wisn 12 news time is 5:36. a smoggy morning in india. ben: why locals are blaming a religious celebration for the gray weather. melinda: plus, a mom is facing a year in jail all because of her cooking. the bowl of ceviche that could turn her into a criminal and the part that facebook
played in the crime. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of r wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember."
over 80,000 wisconsin jobs lost to unfair trade. but senator johnson sided with corporate interests, calling
for even more unfair trade, voting for special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas, costing taxpayers billions. and johnson's been exposed for using what looks like an offshore tax shelter for himself. ron johnson's just not for us. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. johnson: social security is a legal ponzi scheme. senior 1: ron johnson is attacking social security. senior 2: he wants to let wall street risk it in the stock market. johnson: free money... young people don't really necessarily understand finance. college student 1: ron johnson voted to raise the cost of student loans - college student 2: he just doesn't get it. worker: he says he's for jobs, but ron johnson supports trade deals that hurt wisconsin. v.o.: attacking social security. raising the cost of college. jobs lost overseas. senator ron johnson - he's hurting wisconsin families.
going up to today for the bucks arena. hillary mintz is live downtown with a look ahead. >> the cranes are up, take a look. it is dark up there, but they are up there and ready for the heavy lifting. this is where the new arena is being built. we are north of the b-mo. that will come down eventually and the new arena in its place. in june, on the project, the state of the art facility opening in the fall of 2018. the bucks and marquettes men's basketball and other events at the arena. this afternoon the new steal beams are going up and the cranes are putting to use here again toing a lot of heavy lifting. this is the beginning.
5:40. melinda: right now, oklahomans are taking a look at the damage done by a big earthquake last night. ben: the united states geological survey says it was a 5.0 magnitude quake. here's a look at some of the damage. the quake was the fifth largest in oklahoma's history. an assisted living facility had to be evacuated because of damage. melinda: also new this morning, a smoggy morning in india. ben: the dense smog covered new lh and firecrackers set off as part of the hindu festival of lights. it's called diwali. the smog made for a tough commute. the weather only made the situation worse. calm winds trapped the smog near the ground. wisn 12 news time is 5:41. turkey trouble. melinda: a california city at war with birds. the bizarre 911 calls that have been coming in and what the city's doing to keep turkeys out. ben: plus, he's one of the fastest men on earth and that's
i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
what greases the gears in washington? money. and ron johnson fits right in. six years ago, johnson took a shady $10 million corporate payout, went to washington, then voted to protect $21 billion in tax breaks for the world's biggest oil companies. $21 billion. rotecting tax breaks for oil companies. that's ron johnson. that's washington. and he fits right in. end citizens united is responsible for the content of this ad. end citizens united is responsible over 80,000 wisconsin jobs lost to unfair trade. but senator johnson sided with corporate interests, calling for even more unfair trade, voting for special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas,
>> isn't it nice to see the light, the sunrise just after 6:30, the light on the horizon early the morning. i stopped in sheboygan with the camera, and 40 over 39 degrees. we are getting reports of a little fog showing up in sheboygan. the visibility is good here. well, take a jacket this morning the temperatures in the 30s and 40s, but a warm up is continuing for us and seeing morning the 40s. now to matt ready to launch news chopper 12. >> it is looking good here. if you are going to launch, good shape on the roadways. no complaints in the construction areas and the volume is light.
check back from news chopper 12 in just a bit. >> matt, thank you. melinda: right now, investigators in south carolina are making major breakthroughs in several crimes. tim, they've linked one suspect to multiple murder cases? tim: a local sheriff says the man has confessed to four murders and he could be connected to three more. this all came to light when a kidnapped woman was found, she had been chained up for two months on todd kohlhepp's farm. body on the property and then kohlhepp confessed to a quadruple shooting that happened in 2003, and led investigators to more bodies on his land. kohlhepp is being held without bond. officials say he may have killed seven people over the years. ben: new this morning, a texas family hit by bullets outside of a food mart. a ten-year-old girl was shot in the face. she's in the hospital this morning.
pulled up to the family in the parking lot. they say the person in the car started a fight and then started shooting. it's not clear if the family knew the suspect. melinda: a family argument turns tragic in florida. police there say an 18-year-old killed his grandmother. dylan broughman is facing charges for her death. it all began with an argument over beer. the grandmother reportedly hid the teenager's beer while he was in the shower. the woman told police her grandson was responsible before she died. the woman's daughter and the suspect's mother says she's standing by her son. >> he's a very calm sweet boy but he does have some issues and he needs help with those issues. melinda: police records show that that woman has also been arrested for fighting with the grandmother. those charges were dropped. ben: new this morning, a mom in california is going to court after selling a bowl of
the woman belongs to a facebook group that shares recipes. she says sometimes people would ask to buy those dishes. someone contacted her asking to buy a bowl of ceviche that person was an undercover investigator. >> it was just like unreal that they were saying you could face up to a year in jail. she's not the only person who was busted but she's the only one going to court because she refused to take a plea deal. she says she's worried about her six kids and what would happen to them if she has to go to jail over that bowl o officials say it's illegal to sell any food that's not subject to health inspections. melinda: dale earnhardt junior is known for his speed on the track. his speed on the open road got him into some trouble this weekend. earnhardt's fiancee posted to twitter saying he'd been pulled over for speeding. the officer wrote a warning for the legendary nascar driver. earnhardt is staying off the track after some health issues. he was on his way to watch the triple-a texas 500.
he was invited down to the court to attempt a half-court shot. and he made it! ice water in the veins. that very lucky shot won him $35,000. >> good for him. >> i hope he bought a lottery ticket. >> happy anniversary, sal. >> yes, 30 years ago today was the first day on the job here at channel 12. >> congratulations. sally: most of the people i work with are not 30 years old yet. >> that is true. >> i hang with the dinosaur crowd. it is a privilege to be here. early this morning the temperatures 30s and 40s.
and the clouds are spreading across minnesota and iowa and nosing our way. we have several hours of sunshine on deck for us and the cool front approaching later tonight. the hour by hour forecast shaping up like this, i went 64. the model putting us at 66 degrees. i do anticipate high clouds for this afternoon and sunset just after 4:30. 38 brown deer. big range in the temperatures, especially when you compare the lake side 40s to the 30s inland. the clouds are filling in for us, not until this afternoon. high clouds in place and the lower clouds approaching with the cool front.
boundary. they are light. not a lot of moisture for the system to work with. i suggest that best chances of rain 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. winds are shifting up from the north and looking at clouds before clearing in the afternoon and setting the stage for several dry days. but november is looking like november at the end of the week. today f 4 degrees. good amount of 50 tonight. light showers early on election day. clouds in the morning and afternoon clearing. it is a good day for voting in southern wisconsin. a mix of sun and clouds for wednesday and thursday. 40s for friday. >> the philadelphia transit strike is over just in time for the election day. tim? >> now a lot of people can get
the agreement was reached this morning between the transit agency and the union. yesterday the city of philadelphia filed a motion to stop this strike temporarily and force the employees to work on election day so everyone could make it to the polls, the state court was going to look at the requested today, but that motor vehicles is no longer necessary because the agreement was reached. 4700 transit workers have been striking for a week now. back to you, ben. >> tha 5:52. new this morning, a local animal shelter is teaming up with good morning america to help pups find their forever homes. ben: this is frank a 10-year-old pit bull. dogs like frank need a new home. he's hanging out over at the humane animal welfare society or "haws" in waukesha county. all month long they are working with gma and their doggie adopt-a-thon.
country to tell inspiring stories of adoption. >> and they are making it a fun event for us. we've been doing some video live and doing a lot of fun things with it and it's great because it picks up the staff, it picks up the animals, we've got the public involved and we're just having a lot of fun. ben: they want to hear your story too. all you have to do is take a pic of you and your adopted pup and post it on instagram or twitter with the hashtag gma paw-doption. your picture could appear on the show or the gma web site. ben: and olympic gymnast aly raisman is joining the gma crew to bring you the latest on the adopt-a-thon. gma starts at 7:00 right after "wisn 12 news this morning." melinda: new this morning, a dog spa near minneapolis is getting into the election spirit. they're selling political poo-bags. bubbly paws is selling bags that poke fun at both parties.
clinton's is the democrap bag. >> a lot of the customers love it. i mean, it is a light hearted look at the election. people pick up the boxes and laugh, and sometimes they buy it. it is a fun election joke. >> my goodss there it is. there it is. the owner says he hasn't kept track of which bags are selling better. z ben: a california city gets flooded with 911 calls thanks to a turkey problem. >> this is almost embarrassing, i have this huge turkey surrounding my car circling me, i don't know what to do.
ben: those are just a few of the calls coming into davis pd. the good news, the city has passed new turkey management plan that will help get the population under control. melinda: later today, you could get a free pizza if your smoke alarm is working. the fond du lac fire department is teaming up with dominos to reward residents who keep their alarms working. here's how it works, dominos will make nine random deliveries tonight in fond du lac. firefighters will tag along. at each house, they'll ask if your smoke alarm is working. if it is, you get a free pizza. wisn 12 news time is 5:55. taking a prank to a new level. >> how two men manged to sneak into north korea and play in a golf tournament. he's known for the coffee, but not the politics, but the ceo of
johnson: social security is a legal ponzi scheme. senior 1: ron johnson is attacking social security. senior
2: he wants to let wall street risk it in the stock market. johnson: free money... young people don't really necessarily understand finance. college student 1: ron johnson voted to raise the cost of student loans -
but ron johnson supports trade deals that hurt wisconsin. v.o.: attacking social security. raising the cost of college. jobs lost overseas.
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crucial for the recovery of the business after the note 7. >> american airlines is cutting a third of the pilots based out of phoenix. the news doesn't mean sther losing the jobs, it means that the pilots from the former u.s. airways is has to move to other bases for work. >> toys r us is opening on thanksgiving at 5:00 p.m. and is opening at 5:00 p.m. and kohl's at 6:00. more than 54% of the shoppers don't like the stores being open on thanksgiving and 60% will not shop on the hollywood. 6:00, the news continues right now. >> good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning."
>> i'm melinda davenport. it is 6:00. it is a marathon monday for the presidential candidates and tracking the push for the votes. plus, few the fbi's announcement is impacting. >> a plane crashes in northern wisconsin over night and who stepped in to help out the pilot. first though, a live look outside here on this monday morning. first, we are checking in with matt over the roads. matt? reporter: we have a crash, a fender bender, northbound ramp to 41, 45. at the end of the ramp, the north avenue ramp to merge on, use extra caution there. otherwise, no troubles getting around it. travel times are looking good.