tv WISN 12 News This Morning ABC December 7, 2016 6:00am-7:00am CST
>> good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm andy choi in for ben. >> i'm melinda davenport. it is 6:00, wednesday, december 7th. a fire breaks out overnight at a local church. >> plus, a teen approached by a man three times on the way home from school, the terrifying encounter. >> first, to weather and traffic. cold out there, windy too. matt is on deck. beginning with sally severson. sal. >> the temperatures this morning ranging from 24 degrees at port and airport to 18 degrees in the dells. everybody else is sandwiched in between. with the winds, the windchill chart feeling 12 at the airport.
so this is real cold that is in place for us. high pressure situated to the south. low pressure moving to the east, and north, and between the two gusty winds. we are enjoying a little sunshine today and friday. 27 for today. 26 for tomorrow. a few afternoon flurries for thursday. friday party sunny. less windy. now to matt up in news chopper 12. >> sally, r blue mound over the top of the freeway. you can see no troubles through the construction zone right now. no road work leftovers and no problems in front of you. the travel times are looking great. they are all in the green right now. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you.
wisn 12 news time now is 6:01 #. new, a fire rips through a milwaukee church. now investigators are trying to figure out how that started. hillary mintz is live with the latest. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, melinda. a lot of damage to the all stants fellowship christian church. the roof is destroyed. unclear what it is like on the inside. we are told that the fire check out the video as firefighters were battling the flames up on the roof, they had to cut through the roof to make sure that the flames are out. the cause is under investigation. but the good news is that no one was hurt in the fire. not sure if anybody was even here at the time. but the church's website is saying nothing planned for today. no services or anything. tomorrow night they had a bible
for now, this is remaining under investigation. >> hillary, thank you. >> this morning police are looking for a man wanted for enticing a teenager walking home from school. that happened near edgerton and swift avenues. the suspect approached the girl at least three times and yelling sexual explicit comments towards her. they agreed to talk to wisn 12 shown for security reasons. >> like the first time i thought he would leave me alone and he kept coming and i ran home. >> you need to turn yourself in, because you have terrified fi family and my daughter. we have now gone through numerous messages in the community offering rides. >> the teenager is saying that
with a brown beard to his chest and wearing a baseball hat. he was driving a blue or gray colored four door newer model car. if you have information, call the police. >> there is a new push to prevent drug users from getting behind the wheel. the d.o.t. along with the department of justice is launching a new public service announcement today. the message is warning about the dangers of driving while impaired by prescription drugs. 149 people were killed in drug related crashes in wisconsin last year. new billboards are aimed to fight the opioid problem. they put up the billboards yesterday and it is aiming to reduce the risk of addiction and save lives. >> uw regents are voting tomorrow on whether or not to raise the tuition. six year, four year and two year
largest increase paying $2,000 more next school year. graduate students could see $5,000 increase. the money would be used to off set the under graduate tuition freeze. regents also voting on whether to give the employees a 2% raise in the next two years. the money comes from the state's kofrn situation reserve, that is the money that the legislature sets aside at the start of a budget. uw last budget. >> less than two weeks from an important deadline in the recount process. tim? >> yeah t recount is making progress, andy, the state election commission is saying 23 of the 72 counties in the state are finished counting. the net result donald trump gained 105 votes, hillary clinton though dropped 41. the recount which was requested
completed by monday, so far in issues have been reported. recounts have been requested in pennsylvania and michigan. a hearing in planned in michigan to decide whether that hand recount should continue. all recounts must be finished by next tuesday, which is the federally mandated deadline. >> tim, as the recount is playing in out in wisconsin and michigan, donald trump's cabinet is growing. he coned we are live in washington with a latest. good morning. >> good morning, melinda. for the most part president-elect stayed on the message pledged to bring the country together. >> i'm here today for one main reason to thank you. >> on the second leg of the thank you tour in north carolina, president-elect donald trump encouraged the supporters to dream big.
unify our country. when americans are unified there is nothing we cannot do. nothing. >> trump announced the defense secretary. who needs a waiver from the congress for the job. >> i look forward to being a civilian leader so long as the congress gives me the waiver and the senate votes. >> republicans in congress are trying to with a must-pass spending bill this week. the vice president elect touted an ambitious agenda next year. >> we truly believe that our president-elect has secured a mandate for leadership. >> as for his mandate, today the president-elect is starting with a fund raising breakfast followed with a meeting with out
>> thank you. here in milwaukee, a nonstop flight option is started today at mitchell. frontier is offering a nonstop flight from milwaukee to phoenix. it is 11:30 this morning and a number of the expansions by frontier. we could use the phoenix weather. >> yes, it is cold here. >> single digs it is a layer up type of day. we'll look at the winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour during the day today and day side windchills recover into the low teens. this is a look just beginning to get light. this is mounted in racine. temperatures are 23. winds out of the west at 15.
>> sally, we are over the south side, 43, 94, zooming in, holt avenue under the freeway. no troubles in either direction right now. in fact, trouble free across the system. you are looking at five minutes on the bypass northbound from the hale up to the zoo. no crashes to get in your way right now. >> matt, thank you. >> the trial starts today for a man charged for murdering nine people at a south carolina church last year. tim? >> roof is pacing a possible death sentence for the shooting at the south carolina church. the federal judge refused to the request to delay the start of the trial. it is beginning this morning with the jury selection, apool of 67 jurors will be whittled
completed, attorneys will begin the opening arguments. the 22-year-old roof faces 33 p federal charges, including nine violations of the federal hate crime act. the security at the courthouse will be tiekt as the church shooting angered a lot of people across the city and across the country. >> tim, thank you. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:10. a mystery illness at an illinois high school. >> coming up, why a cer sending more than a dozen students to the hospital. >> plus, a modern twist to a classic, jeremy is joining us live from the roof of the gas light building and you will
afternoon. chill ri air and gusty west winds overnight. we have a look at the wisconsin gas light. it is a sentinel for a number of years. jeremy nelson is live on the roofer top this morning. right now 24 at this hour. we are on the way to temperatures that hold in the mid 20s today and staying windy and chilly. matt? >> sally, right now over eastbound, westbound. you can see things are moving along on the dry pavement. and you have 13 minutes on 41, 45 southbound from the highway q down to the zoo. we are headed to a crash on the bypass and beloit road. more on that coming up. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you.
more than two thousand americans died. later this month, president obama is planning to meet with the japanese president at the uss arizona memorial. >> students in illinois say that gummy bears were laced with pot. tim is here now with the latest on the investigation. >> police say a total of 14 students were take ton the ho this happened yesterday in naperville. officials at the high school say that the students complained of disney iyness and dry mouth and the bears with were laced with a marijuana substance. they are testing the candy to confirm what was inside. a 17-year-old was taken into custody and released without charges. investigators are looking into how the students got their hands
or not they knew it was laced with the marijuana. the students are all in stable condition. >> thousands of people homeless in tennessee after the wires destroyed their homes, this morning a group in wisconsin wants to bring comfort to the victims in the forms of quilts. they are hoping to donate the quilts in time for christmas. >> i am not going to cry, but it is powerful. i felt this is one moments when the light goes on and says we need to make guilts for gatlinburg. >> so far they have made six guilts and raising money for the tennessee wild fire victims as well. >> 6:16. upgrades to a landmark in downtown milwaukee. >> a special lighting ceremony at the gas light building.
and now the building can be lit up as well. this morning we are joined live with engineerny nelson at the base of the giant flame. good morning, jeremy. good morning, we are on the 20th story of the gas light building. the flame is above me and it is blue, representing little change in the weather. it is cold up here this morning. we have kim with more on the flame and the new led lights. tell us some of the people will notice. >> so the flame will continue to burn as the weather changes for the city of milwaukee, the exterior are creating lights for the sports teams and holidays and causes. and the building can put on a display. today's display we'll count down
we'll flow into the holiday season of christmas. >> and that is 6:15 this evening. if you are in the downtown milwaukee area, check that out at the gas light building. this is such a part of the city. 1930 is building was developed and built here in city of milwaukee. check this out with the lights on the outside, the flame, which stillic we were trying to debate this morning, gold means cold, blue means what you see the true out there. so we have the cold sticking with us and how about this, we are on top of the gas light building. we have something special coming up, news chopper 12 is going to join us. back to you. >> that will be cool. >> nice. the lights wonderful, but we need the specifics as well.
no change. stable weather. you know, we can't have a huge change in the temperatures. just some. i think we get the gold going later today and tonight. here is a look at the early morning temperatures 19 at waukesha. 18 at the dells. 23 sheboygan and port. that is true at racine and kenosha as well. windchills are single digits and low for today though, i anticipate a little sunshine. we look for a mix of sun and clouds. the air mass is staying cold. low pressure departs. clockwise winds around the high and between the two, very gusty west winds. there is at least a little sunshine. here we are tonight at mid night, clouds beginning to fill in for us.
thursday. here in the south, a few flurries could be going in the afternoon. no worries for accumulation tomorrow. the weekend forecast with winter in it. 20s. colder on friday. eyeing the snow saturday afternoon, saturday night and sunday. we are on weatherwatch 12 for the weekend. the storm track is uncertain and way too early to call for the totals. deep cold next >> thank you, sally. this week natalie portman making the headlines. >> off the carpet talking about her pregnancy on ellen. >> we don't know the gender. >> it is a girl. >> okay. >> want to make a bet? >> well, that is in my favor. last time you were so, so wrong. >> catch the interview, she's
followed by wisn 12 news at 5:00. news time is 6:20. do your research, a fragrance fit for the fast food lovers. >> a candle for kentucky fried chicken. how is it going, matt? >> we have a fender bender on the system. 894 beloit onramp. now both cars are drivable and e to exit. so this cleared momentarily. we have a check on the travel times coming up. >> now we are doing the research, before you shop, the new rules impacting giving or
classrooms throughout the year. >> if you are interested in a visit, go to wisn.com and click on the logo. >> well a teacher in kentucky is hoping to spread joy using post it notes. >> he's created a number of the murals. this is the latest. it took two days and a thousand post it notes to finish. he hopes to add brightness to a world filled w >> well, yankee candle has competition, kfc is coming out with a kentucky fried fragrance. they gave hundreds of candles away in new zealand. back in august, they sold chicken scented sun screen. they have no plans to sell the candle in the u.s.
>> deep dish pizza for me. the the candle original or extra crispy. >> a car stolen with a little boy inside. >> coming up, the child's decision that may have prevent add tragedy. >> discovery that group of kids made while playing that could be hundreds of years in the making. >> looking at the roadways now,
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. what the family is planning to 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 6:30 on this wednesday,
meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. >> it is a quick step to the car this morning with the temperatures overall between 19 degrees in waukesha and 24 degrees at port. and now 23 degrees in at milwaukee institute of art and design. sunrise is 7:10. we are going to see a little sunshine but chilly, in fact, chilly windy today, tomorrow and friday. snow in the forecast for the weekend and cold and week. right now feels like 12 at the airport. feeling 5 degrees in waukesha. party sunny skies. the temperatures holding in the mid 20s today. tomorrow the same with a few extra clouds. matt? >> we are over the north side, capitol drive over the top of 43. head lights southbound. we are looking good on the rest
earlier crash at the bypass is cleared. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> a passenger plane is missing in pakistan. we are headed to tim at the breaking news desk. >> andy, details are starting to come in, the pakistan flight disappeared overnight after taking off in the northern part of that country. officials say 40 people were on board. the flight left around 3:30 in the afternoon there, and supposed to land a short time later but the plane never made it. for now, back to you. >> tim, thank you. 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.
mintz with the latest. hillary? reporter: the firefighters had to cut through the roof to get the flames under control and out. the flames started to erupt here at the church around 1:00, the cause is under investigation at this time. but a lot of heavy damage to the top of the church. as we come can see a few gentleman here, a number of church members are showing up and looking at the building. i talked to one of them, they didn't want to go on camera, they are in stock to what happened here. they haven't been able to get inside. maybe the church is not a total loss. maybe just contained to the top part there. the future is a little unknown
way. live in milwaukee, "wisn 12 news this morning." >> thank you, hillary. 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 be analyzed. avery's new lawyer says that 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. tim?
officer of shooting and killing her dog 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 an internal investigation. sandretti says she may file a 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. >> tim, thank you. 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
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 return the remains. >> 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 working to confirm the origin of those bones. 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-staff today. today is officially known as
remembrance day. it was declared to help honor those who died in the attack 75 years ago. >> now to a check on the morning commute. matt? >> so far so good. things are looking good through the marquette interchange. head lights are coming northbound. it is busy, but full freeway speeds. no reason to rush out. give the vehicle time to warm up. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. melinda: and a viral internet melinda: new this morning, by now you've probably seen those viral mannequin challenge videos online. andy: this morning we're learning that one of the clips led to a raid and some arrests. this is the mannequin challenge
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 and posted it on facebook. 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 andff one was near the crash site. the truck caused some significant damage to the school and some other vehicles. investigators are looking into what went wrong. one witness says a different car was driving the wrong way down the street just before the pickup crashed into the building. >> just in, time magazine person of the year the president-elect donald trump. >> we'll get more details coming up.
>> 6:41. we get a live look at the network, this is our camera mounted at the journal times building in is coming up over the clouds. a freighter is going out to the lake. the gusty winds today 15-25 miles per hour. that is contributing to single digit windchills this morning. coming up, we time out a chance for a weekend snow. looks like accumulation.
means we are not moving and our air speed is showing 35 miles per hour. so definitely gusty winds up here. this is 94. 27th over the top of the freeway there. busy, and moving. so we have the volume increasing. the bypass is looking good. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. 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
buildings were damaged including mosques and a hospital. indonesian officials say there is no risk of a tsunami after the earthquake. back to you. melinda: right now, investigating the source of a deadly fire at a warehouse in oakland. atf investigators say a refrigerator may have sparked 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 f sheriff's officials say they believe they have found every victim's body. 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 week just days after the 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
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 jumps into the car and i said what the heck and jumped out. >> shell shocked, angry about the whole thing. >> after ezra hopped out of the car, thean missing. ezra's dad says he's proud of his son for thinking fast and getting out of the dangerous situation. melinda: a long-lost poodle is back home nine years after it disappeared. the dog turned up about 20 miles away from its california home. gigi got out of the house almost a decade ago when burglars broke into sally butters' home.
the dog and checked the microchip. >> i'm shocked because you always hope you get your dog back, but you know, nine nears and 13 and a half years old and she's still alive. what a christmas present. >> what a gift. butters is reminding all dog owners to get their pets microchipped so if they get lost they can find their way back home. andy: new this morning, a nine-year-old boy in north carolina was excited to visit santa claus but he left disappointed. anthony mayse says he was asking for christmas gifts when santa made fun of his weight. anthony says santa told him to lay off the hamburgers and french fries. he says it made him feel awful. his mother says he started crying and tore up the picture he took with santa.
was crying until i went to bed that night and i want to say to him, like my mama said, you don't wanna disrespect a nine year old even though what shape and size you are it doesn't matter. andy: anthony's mother says she wants that santa to lose his job. he did apologize to the family but they say santa didn't seem very sincere. melinda: they've been a hot item for the past few holidays and it seems drones are flying to new heights, but how much do you need to know before giving the gift of flight? as the faa continues to sharpen its rules on drone activity, vendors lico to remind his customers to know what kind of drone they're investing in. the owner of gift of wings" say if your drone weighs more than half a pound, you must register that drone with the faa. and since last christmas, the government has added a few more rules. >> you have to stay away from the airport.
or summerfest. use common sense and don't fly at night. >> fischer says rules about flying at night may be changing soon, so continue to check for updates on drone rules from the faa. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:47. iconic landmark is getting youp dates. >> loo look, you can see jeremy nelson and the roof. >> he's looking like batman. >> he is, he is like batman. how cool is this, jeremy? jeremy: good morning, we are 20 stories up on the top of the gas light building here in milwaukee. the flame is burning brightly
lighting up, the ceremony, the top of the building will be lit up and the iconic flame helping to tell us the weather, blue is what you see is what you get. it is staying cold. if flickering, could see snow in the area. but news chopper above us and giving us a perspective. this flame is 21 feet tall. building was built in 1930. the flame was lit in celebrating the iconic flame in milwaukee and it is a good spot for a view of the sunrise too in a little bit. but the clouds are here and colder up here. sally, i can let you, there is a windchill factor up on the 20th story here. what a view. this is part of the milwaukee's history. check out the lighting ceremony at 6:15, the gaslight building
this morning with our photo journalist and matt is high above. melinda: that is a coolest thing this morning. thank you, jeremy. >> super hero shot. >> when he left i said are you dressed for this? he said yes. we knew it was going to be chilly up there. what an opportunity. >> that. >> jeremy packed the still camera in the bag. he's going to shoot pictures coming up. he's right, windchills single digits. especially where he is. here is a look, a few clouds will begin to fill in today. we call for a mix of sun and clouds. but nice to see at least a few breaks of sunshine. part of the reason that we are windy, departing low pressure
now, these two systems are slow to move. breezy today, tonight and for tomorrow. 23 racine. port and sheboygan. waukesha this morning windchill 5 degrees. windchills single digits and low teens and staying for the day. mostly cloudy skies in store for us tomorrow. but for today, our model is painting a fair amount of sun. we get the clouds in. see a little wave pulling closer. that is going to spread the clouds in. you can see light lake enhanced know in the u.p. and rolling in with the winds off of superior. we get a couple of flurries going for tomorrow afternoon. no worries about the accumulation. the weather story is windy and chilly. we see the highs in the upper 20s. combeder and less windy on friday 21. 26 on saturday.
storm system approaching for the weekend. likely accumulating snow for the weekend. 31 sunday. 20s for next week. so heads up for the weekend snow tour. here is matt in the chopper. >> sally, we have a disabled vehicle 94 eastbound at holly road. the head lights are coming east bound. not causing much of a delay. things are moving fairly make sure you have the oil and the fluids in the vehicle and a good idea to check the air pressure in the tires. now, travel times are looking great. everything is in green. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. a high speed chase through the los angeles area.
story. tim: authorities in southern california say the driver led them on a chase through several cities and neighborhoods. another driver helped police stop the suspect. officials say the suspect was weaving through traffic and even hit a bicyclist during the chase. he lost a wheel and sparks flew as the chase continued. eventually the suspect hit a truck, the driver helped block the suspect from getting away. that's when officials moved in to arrest him. po s been armed and he's suspected of dui. it's not clear what began the chase. back to you. >> tim, thank you. >> as we told you, new this morning, president-elect donald trump is named person of the year by time magazine. >> this is coming down just in the past couple of minutes. this is the new title for trump. >> "g.m.a." is coming up in a
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overnight after taking off in the northern part of that country. officials say about 40 people were on board at the time. >> tim, thank you. 6:56. a fire breaks out an a milwaukee church. >> firefighters responding to the church just after mid night. the flames were coming from the church's roof there. into how the fire started. >> nearly a hundred people are dead after an earthquake in indonesia. they have recovered 97 bodies. the earthquake damaged 200 buildings. >> now to matt with a traffic update. matt? >> we are over brookfield and looking great.
downtown. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. hold on to your hats with the winds today. >> that is the truth. i see that crack of the sunrise in the back over matt's shoulder. it is beautiful. 23, gusts up to 22. windchill index 10. windy and chilly today and tomorrow. we are timing out the snow, too early to call the totals for the plan on accumulation saturday afternoon and evening and
good morning, america. a blizzard blanketing the north dropping more than a foot of snow. cars sliding and crashing. wind gusts over 70 miles an hour. temperatures plummet across the country and the deep freeze moving east. 19 states now on alert as a new snowstorm heading for the west. protests at a college campus overnight after a white nationalist leader is invited to the stage. >> white people are ruling right now. white people have tremendous amount of power. >> police in riot gear called in as thousands of outraged students storm the event. banding together. saints quarterback drew brees and other nfl stars appearing at the murder trial of the man accused of killing their former teammate, will smith, shot and killed in a road rage incident.