tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC December 8, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST
tim: right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," changing milwaukee's skyline. the announcement expected just hours from now that'll impact any of you who spend time downtown. melinda: plus, it's the coldest morning of the season, but that's not stopping dozens of people from camping out here in southeast wisconsin. the big prize they're hoping to earn. tim: and flurries were spotted across parts of the area overnight. here's some new video of flakes flying in west allis. we're tracking when even more snow is possible. good morning and welcome to "wisn" 12 news this morning." i'm tim elliott. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 this thursday, december 8th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is filling in for sally this
jeremy: sal is off for today. i amtraking the snow showers early this morning. not expecting accumulation. they are sweeping across the area with the winds that are adding a chill to the air. here is a luke at waukesha. zooming into the street lights to see the snowflakes. 19 degrees and factor in the west breeze at 15 miles per hour and we have single digit windchills for many of inland areas. even though to temperatures are around 20 to start, about 27 this afternoon, flurries across the area and the winds 12-22 and that means a blustery feel across southeast wisconsin. we have snow over the weekend. >> thank you, jeremy.
the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or tablet. melinda: right now we're following breaking news. three murders in milwaukee overnight. starting with a double homicide near 107th and appleton. that's on the city's northwest side. police say a man and woman were found dead in a bedroom. they had been shot multiple times. neighbors called 911 after hearing screams and gunshots. officers found the victims and also found two children hiding inside the residence. the kids were not physically hurt. investigators st to figure out what happened. tim: also breaking overnight, a car crash and murder in a different milwaukee neighborhood. this is video from 36th and thurston. police say a man from out of state was shot and killed late last night. it appears he crashed his car into a house after being shot. police are trying to figure out who is responsible for the shooting. tim: looking ahead to a big announcement about the future of downtown milwaukee. later today, b-mo harris bank is expected to announce a new office building that will change
our partners at biz times are reporting that the 25 story office tower will be next to the current b-mo harris building on water street. there's a parking garage there now. we expect to learn even more about the building later this morning. melinda: also later today, changes coming to summerfest. major renovations to henry maier festival park. summerfest's president and ceo is announcing new features coming to the festival in the coming years. there will be new amenities along with audio-visual features 2017 marks 50 years for summerfest. so far, only two headliners have been announced, pink and the red hot chili peppers. tim: new from overnight, doing whatever it takes to score some free chicken. right now dozens of people are waking up outside the new chick-fil-a restaurant in west allis. the business is located near highway 100 and cleveland avenue. the grand opening is at 6:00 this morning.
doors will get a year's worth of free meals. our crew stopped by early this morning to see how campers are braving the flurries and cold temperatures. >> i just got my nice blanket here. i actually got here late so i didn't get to grab much, but i'm still going to deal with it. >> i'm pacing trying to keep warm. just trying to enjoy these 52 free combo meals because i love chicken. eat more chicken. i got a tent, coffee, warming >> eat more chicken. he loves chicken. i'm not going to judge. some of the campers have been there for about 24 hours. melinda: would you do it? tim: i love chicken and camping but will skip that. melinda: this morning there's a scam warning to tell you about. someone is calling milwaukee county residents pretending to be a sheriff's deputy.
money claiming the victims are being fined for missing jury duty but many of the people targeted weren't even called for jury duty. at least nine people have been targeted. one man who almost fell victim says the phone call was convincing. >> it sounded like a police department, you could hear phones in the background, people talking in the background. melinda: at least one person did fall for the scam and lost a thousand dollars. officials say they will not call you to ask for money. tim: later t, be filed against one person accused of making threats against the wauwatosa police department. earlier this week, the milwaukee county district attorney decided not to charge a tosa police officer in the fatal shooting of jay anderson, junior. the department has received several threats over the phone. melinda: developing this morning, green bay's mayor is locked in a scandal over campaign donations. mayor jim schmitt was sentenced to community service and slapped with a fine for violating campaign finance laws.
one of green bay's aldermen is not happy about that decision. the two got into a heated argument after a meeting. alderman guy zima wants schmitt to step down. >> how could you possibly, how could you possibly do any business? >> i didn't steal anything. >> didn't you steal some hot dogs? >> huh? yeah, i didn't steal anything. you know what, i made a mistake. >> you stole stuff. melinda: zwa 1980 for shoplifting from a grocery store that's what schmitt is referring to. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 4:36. a statue comes crashing down. >> what happened right before this statue of christopher columbus fell right onto a car and how the statue survived without a scratch. melinda: plus, a festive front lawn turns into a crime scene. the vandal who targeted frosty
blowing through the metro area right now and plenty of cold out there. yesterday i was at the top of the gas light building and the flame was blue. and now, i think, it is appropriate it is switched to gold, that is cold. west breeze at 10 miles per hour. most lake shore areas are closer to 10 degrees. plus 7 in waukesha. day and more snow for the weekend forecast, this time you will need to get the shovel out. melinda: a statue comes crashing down right on top of a car. tim: that car had hit the statue of christopher columbus in pittston, pennsylvania. people in the city are calling it unbelievable. police say the car drove over the curb, smashed into a fence and then the base of the statue. christopher columbus fell over
the driver is in the hospital this morning. the statue, amazingly, was not damaged. tim: a real-life grinch strikes in missouri. melinda: the suspect targeted an inflatable frosty the snowman. the attack was caught on surveillance camera. the suspect jumped out of a car and then stabbed the snowman. the homeowner says he's disappointed that someone targeted his christmas decorations. poor frosty. he started a gofundme page to pay for frosty's medical expenses and he's planning to donate the money to charity. tim: come on. melinda: who does that? melinda: how much would you pay for a rock? tim: how about $85? nordstrom has sold out of its rocks wrapped in leather. yep. you heard it here, folks. there's even a smaller version
nordstrom calls the rock, a smooth los angeles-area stone wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned american leather. the store hasn't said if they'll restock in time for christmas. did you have a pet rock? >> no. >> it is a million dollar idea. >> why didn't we think of that? >> we should have. tim: wisn 12 news time is 4:42. investigators are starting over after a murder suspect turns out to be innocent. melinda: the evidence that made prosecutors drop charges against a detroit man and what they're who killed a police officer. tim: plus, a state divided. why lawmakers in washington state want to split the state in two and why experts say that
maybe a little on the edge of the sidewalk to the north, including brown deer and mequon. they are wind southwest -- swept flurries out there. the windchills in the single digits. we are looking for a chance of the know over the weekend in a few minutes. melinda: new this morning, a detroit man is out of jail and all charges against him have been dropped. he was a suspect in a shooting that killed a poce but police say he's no longer a suspect and they're still searching for the shooter. a wayne state university officer was shot and killed last month while patrolling campus. police quickly arrested deangelo davis. he spent 14 days behind bars and was charged with murder. >> are you mad at anyone for this?" >> no, it's great man. >> so all murder charges against deangelo davis will be dismissed today. he is no longer a suspect at
melinda: investigators realized their mistake after surveillance video showed davis was at a local business when the shooting happened. now police are searching for the real killer. tim: right now, police in south carolina are searching for a suspect who stabbed an officer. it happened inside a walmart store in columbia late last night. the officer was responding to a shoplifting call at the time. she is expected to be okay. overnight police used helicopters to search for the suspect. tim: a manhunt is underway right now for the gunman who killed one police officer and critically injured another in georgia. it happened as the officers responded to a domestic violence call. a $30,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. melinda: new this morning, an fbi agent under arrest. investigators say he fired his gun at a police officer in michigan. it happened tuesday outside of a gym in grand rapids. police say they had gotten reports of a man waving a gun inside the gym. no one was hurt.
his attorney says he was acting paranoid before the shooting. >> not sure who caused all of that. it is a-typical. there is no history of this. melinda: the attorney says hernandez feels horrible. the fbi says they're aware of the arrest and they're cooperating with the investigation. tim: investigators say many of the people killed in an oakland warehouse fire never had a chance. they say people on the second floor did not know t w fire on the first floor until the fire was well underway. the smoke went up the stairwells to the second floor killing 36 people. fire officials say a refrigerator or another appliance might have started the fire but they're not certain. melinda: in tennessee, two teenagers are accused of starting the fatal fires in the great smoky mountains national park. those fires killed 14 people and wiped out entire neighborhoods. the two are charged with aggravated arson.
the suspects are. they say they could face additional charges and could be tried as adults. melinda: country superstar dolly parton is helping people affected by those fires. she's planning a telethon benefiting the fire victims. it will air tuesday on great american country. parton, reba mcentire, kenny rogers and more will perform. parton grew up in the area and now owns the dollywood resort there. tim: a suspect leads airport security on a wild chase across the tarmac. the man was waiting for a fl when he took off running and ended up on the tarmac. officers tried to corral him with vehicles and almost hit the man a few times. but he dodged out of the way. it's not clear how he got onto the tarmac. he's running around right there. officials say he may have jumped over a barbed wire fence and then jumped from an upper level down onto the ground, that's a 30-foot drop.
thing? >> someone who crazy, no fear. tim: airport officials say this all began when the man started acting erratically. southwest employees called for security. they say he may have been on drugs. >> 4:50. it is looking like getting colder and colder and colder. tim: as we go along. jeremy, what is going jeremy: it is looking and feeling like the middle of winter. we have snow and cold in the forecast. and this is a very wintry looking 7-day. we have a couple of flurries in milwaukee right now. not much down wells street at the moment. to the forecast for today, frigid feel out there this morning. the temperatures hanging close to 20 degrees. the winds close to 20 miles per hour. the windchills in the single
wear the extra layers and a warm winter coat. single digits above zero inland. it is a frigid feel out there early today. a lot of people are asking about the weekend. we have talked about a chance of snow moving in. the weekend is starting drive. going to midday saturday, the clouds are filling. the later in the afternoon, the increased chance of snow arriving across southeast wisconsin. by 4:00 p.m. the western areas seeing the snow. this is overspreading the area. the darker shade of the blue or the purple here represents heavy snow and sweeping through. there is a late saturday, saturday night event. a second piece of energy coming in on sunday and monday.
the windchills are cold now. now to the week ahead, this is the most snowflakes on a 7-day forecast going back a couple of winters. the temperatures for several days in the 20s. a good chance of snow on saturday and sunday and later on sunday and monday. a strong front coming in on tuesday, that could bring in a chance of days out, a high into the teens. how's that? >> had to happen at some point. now to the traffic. things are moving smoothly right there. looking at the drive times. it is early everything is in the green. >> protestor have a new opponent in north dakota winter weather.
week as temps dropped and the snow fell. >> it was an extraordinary event in the past few days, it was life threatening. that's why we took the measures that we did to make sure that the people are warm and have a place to go. >> the protesters are not giving up even though the conditions are the north dakota governor ordered they move by monday. >> the culture seasoned life styles are diplomat in the two halves of washington and the critics are saying that the plan is not realistic. eastern washington couldn't pay for the schools, roads and other
this before. >> it is fascinating this resurfaces from time to time but i wouldn't support it. don't even think it is a realistic possibility. >> experts say that this proposal is coming up often in washington state and oregon. >> if you visit the milwaukee county zoo they are not going to raise the fees in the coming year. the zoo is $155 million of impact on milwaukee and other counties. the zoo is saying that the total number represents money entering the local economy in 2016. an estimated 600,000 visitors from outside of the area during the year. >> we are surrounded by major construction project with the zoo interchange.
visitors. >> a similar study took place in 2006, this year's study is showing that the economic impact jumped 25% from a decade ago. wisn 12 news time now is 4:55. >> debating the cost of education. >> what is happening today that could impact how much you pay for college in wisconsin. >> making sure your car makes it through the winter,
>> new this morning, life expectancy in the u.s. has fallen. not good news. last year is expected to live 78 years and eight months. that is one month less than the year before. they expect drug overdoses and suicides and obesity are the factors. >> banning teenagers from the tanning beds could reduce the
c.d.c. research calculated the affect of such a ban and saying it decreases the indoor tanning by 29%, which would thep prevent 70,000 cancer cases and save millions of dollars in cancer treatment costs. >> an outbreak of the mumps in the u.s., 2800 cases, the most in a decade. it is a highly contagious disease spread through saliva. they several university campuses have seen outbreaks, including two cases at uw-madison in the fall. >> having a healthy social life helps your health. they followed several thousand people since being born in 1958 and most with strong cognitive abilities later in life had higher levels of social
>> i don't think so. >> okay. >> face to face. >> okay. it is 5:00, the news continues. >> tim: good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm tim elliott. >> i'm melinda davenport. breaking news, in milwaukee and what we are learning. >> plus, making sure your car is getting through a wisconsin winter, the thing to grab before headed to the roads this weekend. >> we are on track and weather watch and matt is on deck, and we beginning with jeremy nelson. >> good morning, a few snow showers and flurries.