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out the door this morning. we're also tracking when snow might return. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning" i'm melinda davenport. andy: and i'm andy choi. ben has the morning off. it's 5:30 on this tuesday, december 6th. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. >> early morning temperatures showing up 31-39 degrees. a few more hours today for the colder air alives later and tonight. we time out the weekend snow chances. a little snow is possible this afternoon, just a few flurries. the window is between 1:00 and 4:00 as it is moving through. there is the holiday train visiting milwaukee. right now 39. the winds are south at 5. the winds will shift out of the west and the temperatures will be falling.
the highs tomorrow and thursday in the 20s. here is matt. >> the construction wrapped up. this is us-18, 94 eastbound tail lights. right now no problems in either direction rolling through waukesha. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> no charges will be filed against the wauwatosa officer who shot and killed 25-year old jay anderson back in june. tim elliot is learning about the possibility now of a federal investigation. tim. tim: according to the attorney for jay anderson's family, the u.s. attorney's office has agreed to look into the case. you will remember anderson was shot and killed six months ago while sitting in his car in madison park. in keeping with state law, a different police department investigated the shooting. that was the milwaukee police
after their investigation, the district attorney decided not to file charges against officer joseph mensah. also, yesterday a 28 second video of the encounter was released. there is no audio. anderson's family says the video shows he was following the officer's orders. the family is now asking for officer mensah to be fired. andy, back to you. >> tim, thank you. andy: jury selection continues today for a milwaukee man charged in a homicide and a shootout on the freeway from last year. police say martez maclin dyson carjacked a woman last november then went on a crime spree. investigators say in the matter of days, he shot and killed tony vance, shot three other men, who all survived, and then got into a gun battle on i-43 near highland. this was in early december of 2015. police used bullet casings, finger prints, cell phone records and a statement from an informant to tie him to the crimes. >> southeast wisconsin is
today to help get the people the help they need. good morning, hillary. >> there is a campaign you are going to see along the interstate, billboards with the message about drug abuse treatment and prevention. they are and the message is on 20 billboards throughout southeast wisconsin. the dea is hoping it will bring public awareness and sfashg sparking conversations about the dangers of the drugs. this morning the billboards are going to start scrolling.
help. >> thank you, hillary. today in the u.s. senate, lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would increase funding for state grants over the next two years to prevent and treat abuse of addictive drugs like opioids and heroin. the bill also overhauls mental health programs and increases funding for cancer research. vice president joe biden appeared yesterday in the senate to ask for bipartisan support for the measure. >> later today, local students l dangers of texting and driving. the wisconsin department of transportation is bringing a virtual reality driving simulator to the boys and girls club on 24th street in milwaukee. teens will get inside to learn about the risks of distracted driving. the event starts at five o'clock tonight. >> happening now, the sixth day in wisconsin's presidential election recount is coming to a close. the wisconsin elections commission says no significant issues have been reported. so far, six counties have completed their work. all 72 counties are on track to finish by the deadline one week
county clerks are required to post the results of the recount online at the end of each day. >> university officials held a ribbon cutting yesterday, the remodel includes new restaurants and more space to study and hang out. >> it feels like winter outside, but it is time to celebrate summer, summerfest, merchandise is on sale at five of the local boston stores. close to home is featuring the wisconsin theme and by at the grand avenue, bay shore, south ridge, brookfield and mayfair stores. >> we counting down. >> cutting a step out of the
>> visibility is good across metro milwaukee. a little patchy fog inland locations where the temperatures are a little cooler. 39 at mitchell. we won't see 39 for much longer, as the colder air is diving in tonight. the cool front is passing by in the early afternoon and may trig err coupl and cold is going to settle in. the colder air is arriving later in the day. tonight the chills in the teens. the overnight chills in the single digits starting wednesday night and thursday. andy: new this morning, a special request for you this holiday season. melinda: the salvation army is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming christmas family feast. between eight and ten thousand people are expected to show up for a free holiday meal this year. it will consists of ham, turkey, dressing, potatoes, yams and all
yum, yum, yum. as you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to put this together, >> we are in need of volunteers to help with that both a little bit in preparation but especially in serving and helping guide people to their tables, etc. melinda: volunteers are asked to register in advance. the christmas family feast runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on christmas day. it's happening at the wisconsin center in downtown milwaukee. melinda: a par food truck gets an upgrade. andy: the gouda girls just opened their first brick and mortar store. it is inside the old pabst bottling building on 9th and highland. they are still serving up their curbside comfort food with more space to work. huan xi express, tokyo express and bread house, upper crust pizza and meat on the street also opened in the news space yesterday. >> breakfast is on the house today at all area chik-fil-a locations.
restaurant in west allis. the locations in brookfield, greendale, mount pleasant and oak creek are giving away chick-fil-a chick-n-minis to every customer between 6:30 and 10:30 this morning. the new west allis restaurant created 85 jobs. it opens thursday. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:41. a wisconsin business hit by thieves. >> hit three times in a week. what he did differently the third time that ledo arrest. >> plus a holiday celebration gone wrong. shots were fired during a christmas parade, what we are learning about the victims this
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this afternoon and just enough to trigger the flurries and the temperatures will be tumbling. especially as we move into wednesday and thursday. we are eyeing light snow chances for the weekend. we talk about that in a moment. now to the traffic. matt? >> the choper is parked because of the low clouds. we are looking good. f and i-94, no troubles there. rolling smoothly across t freeway system. the map showing mainly green, full freeway speeds for you. overnight closures on 94 picked up. we are good through the construction area. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. melinda: breaking news from overnight, three children are shot and killed in albuquerque, new mexico. tim, what are you learning about this shooting? tim: our sister station in albuquerque is reporting that
hospital around 6:00 last night but the three children died. police believe this was an attempted murder suicide. a woman is in the hospital this morning. the names and ages of the victims have not been released. investigators won't say how the victims are related to each other. officers were on the scene overnight. we are told the neighborhood where this happened is mostly retirees. police plan to give an update later this morning. an andy: new this morning, gunfire breaks out during a christmas parade in north carolina. police in sanford, north carolina say one person is in serious condition this morning and another person has non-life threatening injuries. the shooting happened in a grocery store parking lot a little before 8:00 last night. the owner of the store says on his surveillance camera he could see a man firing shots as parade floats went by. one person is in custody this morning. melinda: a vigil is held to
warehouse fire in oakland california. 36 people died and more are still missing. california prosecutors say murder charges are possible after that devastating fire. the fire broke out friday night at a party. officials say they have identified 33 of the victims. about 75 percent of the building has been searched. investigators believe they've found that spot where the fire started, but they don't yet know how it started. the chairman of the standing rock sioux tribe says its time protesters to leave their camp. he says its purpose was served and there's no need to stay in the dangerous winter weather. they were hit with blizzard conditions yesterday and have winterized the camp vowing to stay put. on sunday, the us army corps of engineers denied the final permit for the controversial pipeline. the army corps says it will do a full environmental impact study in order to consider alternate routes. andy: new this morning, officials in north dakota decided to replace their capitol christmas tree with an
crews started assembling the fake tree yesterday. the process takes about 16 hours. this is the second year that a fake tree will stand in the capitol building instead of a fresh evergreen. the state's fire code banned real trees last year. workers say one benefit is that there are fewer gaps or holes in the faux evergreen. >> here in milwaukee, the garden district is hosting a holiday tree lighting party tonight. families can visit santa, enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, and listen to music from the lw activities start at 6:30 at 6th and norwich. the tree lighting is at seven. melinda: the milwaukee county courthouse looks a little more festive this morning. yesterday county officials flipped the switch on the county tree inside the courthouse rotunda. the tree was harvested from the milwaukee county parks nursery. and happening now, the county is hosting a holiday gift drive for veterans receiving care at the va medical center. donations are due december 16th. melinda: another sign of the
the canadian pacific holiday train. it chugged into milwaukee yesterday. dozens of families came to see the lights and visit with santa. the train heads to wauwatosa, hartland and watertown later today. wisn 12 news' kathy mykleby will emcee the festivities in the village of wauwatosa starting at five o'clock tonight. sal, you are making an appearance today. >> this is a fun holiday choo choo. actually, i will afternoon as we shoot the segment season to celebrate. we are looking forward to it. the train is going to wauwatosa and watertown and hartland. bundle up for tonight. it is not terribly cold this afternoon but the temperatures are going to fall. this morning temperatures in the metro 34-37.
with the cold front and the temperatures tumbling slowly at first and reaching into the low 20s overnight. there is a little snow flying across minnesota and iowa and central and northern wisconsin. i do think we stand a chance for a few flurries between 1:00 and 4:00. early temperatures, take a look at this, 36 kenosha. 37 racine and milwaukee and cooler in watertown 32. 30 in waukesha. we get a little bubble of the warm air. look at the teens across the dakotas. colder air is coming our way tonight. mostly cloudy this morning. we are here at 2:00 this afternoon, a little light snow and flurries with a cool front and note the rapid clearing in the wake of the boundary. colder, dryer air is moving in.
sunshine. fair skies tonight. then for wednesday and thursday, breezy, colder. a mix of sun and clouds as the temperatures hold in the 20s for the highs. in fact, friday is the coldest day. 37 today. 30s this morning and slowly falling with the temperatures after 3:00. 22 tonight. 26 tomorrow. windy thursday. 24. the windchills day side in the teens, overnight windchills in th patchy light snow possible on sunday. temperatures closer to around 31. >> sal, thank you. melinda: an 21-year-old man accused of using a hammer to break into a madison business. it was all caught on camera. tim elliott is learning more about the case this morning. tim? tim: the owner of misty mountain games says the break in on sunday was the third time in a week that his business was targeted. after the first two crimes, ben rislove installed security
the system uses motion sensors to send realtime alerts to his phone. the cameras caught the break-in and the take down by madison police. police say the suspect took a bag full of magic the gathering cards worth about one thousand dollars. didn't know they still made those. he is behind bars this morning facing burglary charges. the owner says this is the first time his store has had a problem with break-ins since opening eight years ago. andy, back to you. we need a gathering. we need a gathering put together. andy: cameras capture a thief taking holiday packages off a front porch in texas. the homeowner watched the video feed from work. you see a woman grabbed the parcels then hopped into a waiting moving truck and drove off. now homeowners in that neighborhood are fighting back. one man filling a decoy box with 40 pounds of bricks. take that. police are also stepping up patrols. andy: neighbors around southeast
battling porch package thieves. so people going so far as to install security cameras or having deliveries sent to their office instead of home address. to protect your parcels amazon has lockers set up in milwaukee. you choose a locker location as your shipping address. amazon sends a code to enter at the locker to retrieve the package. the self-service lockers are in places like shopping centers, retail stores and transit centers. melinda: this next heist doesn't involve holiday gifts but instead living creatures. 250 to 300 live salamanders have gone missing from the san marcos aquatic resources center in san marcos, texas. officials say the animals have been disappearing since thanksgiving and police think it could be an inside job saying there have been no signs of a break-in. investigators think whoever took the animals will try to sell them. melinda: 18 orphaned ducklings are safe and sound this morning after being rescued from a storm
broward sheriff's office deputies and firefighters worked together to fish all the babies out safely. they are now being raised at a wildlife sanctuary until they can be released back into the wild. andy: new this morning, a pair of co-workers turning heads at a lowes store in texas. this is clay luthey and his service dog charlotte. he served five tours overseas, but when it came time to find a civilian job, many places wouldn't allow charlotte on the job. that was until he applied at lowe's two months ago. now charlotte comes to work with her owner everyday. she even has her own handmade work vest >> i'm just a disabled jet and i can't stand sitting at home. instead of medications, i have charlotte. >> enjoy our customers that are coming in.
together for ten years now and training lola the other little pup. the question for the dog is are you working hard or hardly working? >> i think the latter. wisn 12 news time now is 5:55. debating how much you should pay to fill up your gas tank. >> that ever burning question. the controversial plan on the agenda in madison and how it impacts the roads you >> los angeles is beefing up security this morning, the phone call that the authorities
>> welcome back. wisn 12 news time now is 5:58. new study finds that the average age of the vehicles in america is almost 12 years. >> mine is getting up there. people are stretching out the auto loans to keep the monthly payments as low as pas bl. the c more reliable. in fact, those buying new vehicles today own them average of 7 years. >> amazon is testing a way to shop for groceries. it is called amazon go, scan the app when they enter the store and sensors register the item shoppers pick up and charge their account. if the shopper puts them back,
this is so smart. seattle is getting to launch a check out free store next year. >> 45% of the u.s. adults are single. they looked at the best city for cities, including the number of online dating opportunities and night life populations and san francisco topped the list at number one, and madison took 19th and milwaukee made the list at 98. see you on tinder. the news continues. >> swipe left. >> i mean right, right. >> swipe right. man. it is hard enough being single in the city. >> welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport.
it is tuesday, december 6th. two businesses in downtown milwaukee robbed overnight, what the workers continue to do. >> bringing more people from around the world to wisconsin. the new project that impacts some of your neighborhoods. >> first, weather and traffic; matt is on deck and here is sally severson with the check on the forecast. good morning, sal. sally: everily today the temperatures 39 is where we find the airport. 32 waukesha. it is a mostly cloudy skies. some patchy fog inland this morning. the holiday train a live picture in the background. holding in the 30s. temperatures will slowly fall as the cool front is going to pass and tapping in on the canadian air mass.