tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC December 7, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST
>> 2016. andy: right now on wisn 12 news, flames rip through a local church overnight. the damage left behind this morning as investigators search for clues. melinda: plus, a local police officer accused of shooting and killing his neighbors dog. do next to help pay thousands of dollars in vet bills. andy: but first, let's take a live look outside. a cold and windy morning in southeast wisconsin. we're tracking how low temperatures will drop as you get ready for work and school. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm andy choi in for ben. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, december 7th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. good morning, sal. sally: the windchill chart is hauled out and we are keeping it
on "wisn 12 news this morning" windy, cold for today, tomorrow and friday. a little snow on the horizon for the weekend. we are talking about that. right now, the wind and the chill. 25. winds are gusting up to 26 miles per hour. look at the feels-like temperature 12 degrees. layer up today. put on the scarf, hat and gloves. plenty of star shine this morning but a clouds throughout the day and the temperatures are holding steady. the low pressure is departing to the north and east. high pressure is to the south and between the two the gusty winds. party sunny, windy, chilly. the readings around 27. lows tonight in the teens. 26 tomorrow. a few flurries in the afternoon. windy. 21 on friday. melinda: when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news
tablet. andy: right now, an overnight fire damages a milwaukee church. crews responding to the fire around 12:45 this morning. it happened at all saints fellowship christian church. that's near 12th and brown which is just north of downtown milwaukee. flames could be seen coming from the church's roof. firefighters used equipment to cut through the roof all to make sure the flames were completely out. the building is badly damaged this morning. investigators are now trying to figure the cause. no word yet on whether anyone was hurt. melinda: looking ahead, remembering a seven-year-old boy who died in milwaukee last week. later today there will be a memorial for trevion winningham. investigators believe he was abused. two men and two women have been arrested. they're accused of neglect. the vigil is set for tonight at 6:00 at 19th and national. andy: right now, examining new evidence in the steven avery case. blood samples are heading to the state crime lab this morning to
new dna evidence could prove his innocence. avery is appealing his conviction for the murder of teresa halbach. the case receiving international attention after the documentary netflix series "making a murderer." earlier this year, avery's nephew's conviction for the same crime was overturned when a judge ruled brendan dassey's confession was coerced. melinda: right now, a milwaukee police officer under investigation. wisn 12 news' tim elliott has the details on why. good morning, tim. officer of shooting and killing her dog vinnie with a bb gun. elizabeth sandretti says the officer is her neighbor and was off-duty at the time. sandretti says he admitted that he shot at her two dogs with a bb gun and apologized. >> and he said the reason that he shot the dogs is because they were in his yard and he didn't like it so he shot them. he told her that he shot them both. tim: police say they are doing
civil suit to pay for $2,700 in vet bills. sandretti has an adult son who's disabled. she says the dog was his best friend. andy: developing this morning, a group of kids playing on a beach in door county find a human skull. they turned the bones over to the door county sheriff's office. officials say the bones seem very old. they say the bones likely belong to a native american who may have lived more than a century ago. it's not the first time a discovery like this has been made in that area so officials say they know how to handle the situation. >> we work with the tribes to make sure that the remains are returned and handleed in a way that is according to their customs. >> now back in 2009, bones were found in door county that turned out to be several hundred years old. those remains were returned to a native american tribe. right now, a medical examiner is
those bones. >> 4:34. melinda: today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor which plunged the united states into world war two. more than 2,000 americans died that day. today ceremonies are happening around the country to honor those who lost their lives. including here in wisconsin. a program starts at 7:00 p.m. at the milwaukee county war memorial. there's also an event at the wisconsin veterans home in union grove. >> president obama is ordering that flags across the country fly at half-stafda today is officially known as national pearl harbor remembrance day. it was declared to help honor those who died in the attack 75 years ago. >> wisn 12 news time is 4:35. calling for an airport security officer to be fired. andy: coming up on "wisn 12 news this morning," the mistake a tsa agent allegedly made involving a woman who's fighting breast cancer. melinda: and a viral internet video gone wrong. what police saw in this mannequin challenge that had
look at the network, marquette university students as we look out over the campus, and they are dressing warm today. 25 degrees. look at the winds gusting 26 miles per hour out of the west primarily and most of the windchills today are holding in the neighborhood of 12-15 degrees. a couple of clouds will be rolling in today. overall we are holding the temperatures mid to upper 20s. that is where we at this hour. 21 # waukesha. mix of sun and clouds. it is blustery. mid to upper 20s. >> thank you, sal. getting you out the door. things are looking good. drive times are all in the green... melinda: new this morning, by
online. andy: this morning we're learning that one of the clips led to a raid and some arrests. this is the mannequin challenge made by a group of people in alabama. the local sheriff says guns in the background of the video prompted deputies to raid the home. they found weapons and drugs and arrested two people. andy: a cancer patient is calling for tsa agents to be fired after an intrusive search. melinda: she recorded the search denise alberts says the agents did not follow procedures while searching her. she needed special accommodations because of her health conditions, she's battling breast cancer. alberts says the tsa agents touched her inappropriately and against tsa regulations. melinda: also new this morning, a truck barrels into an elementary school. andy: students and staff were inside the dallas school but no one was near the crash site. the truck caused some significant damage to the school and some other vehicles. investigators are looking into
one witness says a different car was driving the wrong way down the street just before the pickup crashed into the building. >> wisn 12 news time is 4:41. a wild police chase overnight caught on video. melinda: coming up on "wisn 12 news this morning," what a good samaritan decided to do early this morning to finally put a stop to the suspect's chaotic crime spree. andy: plus, a happy reunion a decade in the making. how this poodle made it back
sunday. melinda: new this morning, an earthquake in indonesia claims nearly 100 lives. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is following the latest information. tim? tim: 97 people have died in indonesia because of the 6.5 magnitude earthquake. rescue efforts are still going on right now. four people have been pulled from the rubble alive. officials say at least four more people are still missing. thousands of emergency responders are gathering in the region where the quake hit. officials say at least 200 buildings were damaged includi indonesian officials say there is no risk of a tsunami after the earthquake. andy? >> thank you. andy: new this morning, a 5.8 magnitude quake hits trinidad and tobago along with other caribbean islands. so far there are no reports of significant damage or injuries. the quake hit yesterday afternoon. melinda: right now, investigating the source of a deadly fire at a warehouse in oakland. atf investigators say a
the fire that killed 36 people. they're calling the refrigerator a potential source of ignition. another appliance could be responsible too. the fire broke out during a dance party on friday. sheriff's officials say they believe they have found every victim's body. andy: new this morning, a firefighter in ohio shot while responding to a fire. it happened monday night in youngstown. firefighters were leaving the scene when shots rang out. police say bullets hit the fire truck and one firefighter was shot in the leg. police say the firef >> i don't think they were stray bullets. there were a few shots taken, and we have at least two bullet holes in the truck, so i don't think it was random. andy: the firefighter is expected to be okay. for now, police are escorting firefighters to any fires in youngstown. melinda: two iowa police officers have resigned. they're accused of planting evidence. they worked for the des moines police department. both officers stepped down this
department learned that they may have planted evidence during a drug investigation. police say they will review every case the officers worked on. they could end up facing criminal charges. andy: an atlanta family's car stolen from their driveway with a ten-year-old boy in the backseat. the boy's father says he had gone inside for just a few seconds to grab his coffee before taking the kids to school. ezra says a car pulled up with four men inside. one of them hopped out and headed straight for the driver's seat. >> the guy jumped into the car and i said what the heck, and jumped out. >> shell shocked, angry about the whole thing. >> what is heck is right. after ezra hopped out of the car, the man drove away. the family's car is still missing. ezra's dad says he's proud of his son for thinking fast and getting out of the dangerous situation. >> smart thinking there indeed. melinda: a long-lost poodle is back home nine years after it
the dog turned up about 20 miles -- look at this dog, he's so cute -- turned up 20 miles away from its california home. gigi got out of the house almost a decade ago when burglars broke into sally butters' home. she posted flyers looking for gigi but no one turned her in until this week when someone saw the dog and checked the microchip. >> i'm shocked because back. nine years and 13 and a half years old and she's still alive. what a christmas present. >> indeed. >> unbelievable! a little old too. 13 and a half. butters is urging owners to get
they can find their way back home. melinda: later today, we'll find out who is chosen as time's person of the year. andy: the magazine is set to announce their choice this morning. some of the finalists, melinda davenport? president-elect donald trump. hillary clinton earned a spot in the top eleven too. olympic gymnast and gold medalist simone biles is in the running. she won big in rio de janeiro this summer. and superstar beyonce is a finalist too. her album "lemonade" was a huge hit this year. >> they announce that this morning. >> yes. sally too? >> highly, highly doubtful. >> not with this forecast. >> winter slammed in, and windy, chilly conditions and potential for the snow this weekend.
we are confident that the temperatures are cold enough for the snow. early today no snow, but plenty of cold. look at the temperatures, lake side 24-25. a few degrees cooler inland. 21 # coming in west bend and waukesha. here is a look at the chills. it is feeling 6 at beaver dam. 7 at waukesha. we haven't been this cold in a while. the windchills holding in today. we had fairer skies overnight. we cleared out last night and the winds picked up. blustery winds for us. low pressure to the north of superior and pulling to east, high pressure situated to the south. the winds rotate clock wise around the high pressure. between the two, a very gusty west wind and in place for us
let me show you what is happening today. i anticipate a few clouds from time to time. we are staying dry today and seeing a little sunshine. the clouds are filling in overnight. a good wave coming through tomorrow. mostly cloudy skies. the lake enhanced snow up in the u.p. a few flurries tomorrow afternoon and skies are mostly cloudy. we park in the 20s for today, tomorrow and friday. also pushing into saturday. just a couple tomorrow afternoon. the lows in the teens. 26 saturday. for now, i suggest the snow saturday afternoon and saturday night and pushing into sunday. >> thank you, sal. >> a high speed chase through the los angeles area. tim has been following this twoping story. tim. >> authorities in southern california say that the driver
the stay and the neighborhoods. the suspect weaving through the traffic and the sparks are flying. that person hit a bicyclist in the chase. he lost a wheel and the sparks are flying because of that. the chase continued. the suspect hit a truck, the driver of that truck helped block the suspect from getting away, and the officials moved in to arrest him. the man may have been armed he's suspected of dui. it is unclear what began the chase. >> tim, thank you. >> new, a nine-year-old boy in north carolina excited to visit santa but left disappointed. he was asking for christmas gifts when one of the helpers made fun of his weight. anthony said that the man said lay off the hamburgers and french fries. he started cry ander to up the
>> i was crying until i went to bed that night. >> unbelievable. the mother wants the helper to lose his job. he had apologized to the family but didn't seem sincere. >> that is not okay. >> they have been a hot itemf are flying to new heights, but how much do you need to know before giving the gift of height. vendors want to remind the customers to know what kind of drone they are investing in. the owner of gift of wings is saying if your drone weighs more than half a pound you have to register the drone with the faa. the government add add few more
>> if you have a larger drone, you have to stay away from the aports and lower than 400 feet. you have to use common sense. you can't fly at night. >> fisher is saying that the rules could be changing again soon and continue to check for the updates on the rules. >> capitol is getting ready lighting. >> let's count down. are you ready? >> yes. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. look at that. >> she won the honor through a contest. the ceremony includes a child from the state that provided the tree, the tree came from idaho. >> wisn 12 news time now is
>> parents may be spends as mitch time in front of the tv as their kids. >> average of nine hours and 22 minutes a day using media and technology. that is entertainment screen time and not work. to increase the face to face time, lay down the rules, device free di >> we appreciate your screen time with us though. >> that is true. >> fewer people than ever are smoking. the number of 1340ekers is is 36.5 million people. that is the first time below 40 million since 50 years ago. >> a new study finds a quarter of the medical students are
soaks revealed 200 studies involved a hundred thousand students and a third reported depression symptoms and one in ten experienced suicidal thoughts. >> a warning about the head phones, they can hurt your hearing. one in five teens now suffer from some kind of hearing loss and doctors blame the head phones. 30 kids hoed phones were t vol youm the 85 decibels, that is as loud as a blender but some of the models went over that limit. it is 4:59. the news continues. >> good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm andy choi in for ben. >> i'm melinda davenport.
into the cause of the flames. >> teen approached by a man three times on the way home from school. she opens up about the terrifying encounter. >> first, to the weather and traffic. sally? sally: the early morning temperatures ranging from 19 at the dells to 25 at port and also at the airport. elsewhere in between, 21 waukesha. 23 sheboygan. 22 fond du lac. feeling 6 at beaver dam. feeling like 8 at fond du lac. we are looking at the windchills in the teens during the day. the clouds are coming back for a bit today. party sunny skies. we hold nearly steady temperatures around 26 degrees. sun is up at 7:10.