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shots fired... businesses torched... for the second night in a row-- police battle chaos filling the streets of milwaukee... after an officer shoots and kills a armed suspect. we're taking a look at the destruction the activists left behind, and hearing from the suspect's father, who says-- he blames himself. good morning and welcome back to wakeup..
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from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80s but still humid with dewpoints likely in the mid 60s. overnight - as a low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break but rain and and chance for storms returns. anchor adlibs traffic red on traffic map = major delays yellow on traffic map = some delays green on traffic map = no
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now to our big story this morning. another night of unrest in milwaukee after a police officer shot and killed a man after he fled during a traffic stop. that shooting sparking protests and violence on the city's north side. this started on saturday. a pair of police officers stopped two people near 44th and auer. that led to a foot chase which ended when an officer shot one of the two who was armed - according to officials. police say that 23-year-old sylville smith was shot twice - once in the arm, and also in the chest. smith died on scene. the officer was placed on administrative duty. later in the evening - a group of protesters - angry about the shooting...started looting businesses...and setting fires. police arrested 17 people saturday night. this prompted governor scott walker to activate the national guard.
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we're bringing you team coverage this morning on the developing story. derica's live downtown with reaction from officials... but first - let's start with julie collins... who is live near sherman and burleigh this
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since the protests broke out. our derica williams is live from the police administration building this morning with more. right now - 150 police officers trained in crowd control are on duty - so are 100 milwaukee county sheriff's deputies after people were shot, businesses set on fire and officers injured during this weekends violence and unrest. la full force since six north side businesses burned. eight police vehicles were damaged or destroyed by bricks, bullets or fire .a 16 year old girl is recovering after a stray bullet hit her. four cops were hit with concrete or flying glass. in response, from a request from milwaukee county sheriff david clarke, governor scott walker has activated 125 members of the national guard to milwaukee. our intention is that they are not coming over to be immediately on the ground or on the streets, but that they would
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shot spotter has detected more than 48 'activiations' and each activation could be a round of multiple shots... so its way more than 48 shots fired. officials say they are preparing for the worst. so 125 national guard members - are in place to help tonight if needed. all of the officers out this morning are also in 2 person patrol units. the mayor says he's prepared to enact a curfew if necessary. from an officer involved shooting happening saturday afternoon. milwaukee police say the 23 year old armed suspect had a lengthy arrest record. this morning his a father is speaking out. angelica is in the newsroom with details. the suspect shot and killed by an officer saturday, sparking the violent outbursts, is identified as 23- year-old sylville seville smith. smiths family tells fox 6 he
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daughter. following the rioting at the gas station near sherman park, volunteers came out sunday morning to clean up the debris. among those who showed up was smiths father, patrick. at times, he needed to be held up by relatives and others in the park. he did speak to a small group of people, saying he feels somewhat responsible for his sons death... 'i had to blame myself for a lot of things to because your hero is your dad and i played a very big part in my familys role model for them.bein street life: entertaining, drug dealing and pimping and theyre looking at their dad like hes doing all these things. i got out of jail two months ago but ive been going back and forth in jail and they see those things so id like to apologize to my kids because this is the role model they look up to.' court records show smith was charged last year with recklessly endangering safety and witness intimidation. however, those charges were both dropped. two years ago, he pleaded guilty to illegally carrying a
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the milwaukee police officer involved in the shooting was wearing a body camera... so there is video of the shooting but it hasn't been released. police chief ed flynn saw the video and mayor barrett saw a still frame. and here's how they describe what they saw. mayor tom barrett: "that still photo demonstrates, without questions that he had a gun in his hand. " chief ed flynn: "it was very fast, the individual was armed, the indivi officer with a firearm in his hand. d-c-i is investigating and will decide when the video is released. but mayor barrett says he'd like to see it released as soon as possible. again it's been a very violent weekend in milwaukee --- just to recap this all started late saturday night. the b-p gas station near the sherman and burleigh was one of the first businesses to go up in flames. in total six buildings were set on fire saturday night into sunday
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a bmo harris bank branch on 35th and fond du lac was damaged during saturday night's civil unrest. firefighters had to break a window on the second floor of the bank to gain entrance to fight the fire that was started. bmo harris bank executives are assessing the damage and are trying to determine when the branch can be reopened. just down the street - firefighters had to return to the scene of another fire. the jet beauty supply store appeared to have reignited yesterda were seen putting out hot spots near 35th and burleigh. the department of public works was also called in to board up the building. the o'reilly auto parts store on 35th and burleigh also burnt to the ground. by early yesterday morning - the roof had completely collapsed. several residents who live nearby came to see the aftermath. volunteers also came to help clean up the debris left behind. stick with fox six news for the latest on the unrest in our
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coverage on the links page at fox six now dot com -- including photo galleries of the damage. a head's up for drivers before you get to the zoo interchange this morining. where you can expect to see some delays for the rest of the year. a warning for drivers on their phones while in construction zones... how much you'll have to pay up if you're caught
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you are watching the fox 6 wakeup news. forecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80s but still humid
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60s. overnight - as a low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break from the humidity on saturday but rain and and chance for storms returns. dick adlibs traffic red on traffic map = major delays yellow on traffic map = some delays green on traffic map = no
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one person was shot...and an officer injured overnight. our julie collins is live near sherman and burleigh this morning with a recap. the violence continued into the early morning hours here at sherman and burliegh -- this after a break in the violence - you may remember the coalition of justice was here around 9am cleaning up the neighborhood and holding prayer circles. milwaukee police officers and 100 milwaukee county sheriffs deputies were in this are last night as a large crowd gathered here. the crowd swelled as officers lined the street with riot gear on. just before 11 pm shots were fired and an 18-year old was hit. it became a traffic nightmare as police used an armored vehical to rescue the shooting victim. a police officer was also taken to the hospital after a rock was thrown and broke a squad cars windshield. around 2:30 officers used megaphones to tell
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arrets wil be made. the wisconsin national guard was activated on sunday but they have not been deployed to this area yet. reporting live near sherman and burleigh - julie collins. fox 6 news. drivers hitting the roads this morning will have to deal with a major closure at the zoo interchange. and it's going to be an issue for a long time... carl deffenbaugh joins us now with more. it's something we've warned you about for weeks now, but today goes into effect. as of this morning, the ramp from i-94 east onto i-41 north is shutdown, and it won't open again until late spring of 2017. officials with the wisconsin dept. of transportation say this is actually one of the lightest volume ramps in the interchange, but it's still going to affect about 7,000 cars each day. but the closure is an important part
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"the reason we need to close this ramp is so we can continue the construction in the heart of the interchange, which is the large ramp reconstruction, the concrete shafts that support it, the large steel erection that were going to be doing this fall and winter. so that we can reopen this ramp in the spring of 2017." now as for alternate routes. highway 100 is the closest to the north to watertown plank rd and rejoin i-41. officials estimate the alternate routes will add 5-10 mintues to your drive, so plan accordingly. forecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell
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low 80s but still humid with dewpoints likely in the mid 60s. overnight - as a low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break from the humidity on saturday but rain and and chance for storms returns. today: partly sunny. patchy fog in river valley areas this morning. dewpoint: 68 wind: e 5-10 mph tonight: slight chance of showers. low: 70 dewpoint: 69 wind: ne 3-5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy with a slight chance for thunderstorms. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: ese 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 69 high: 84 dewpoint: 68 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high: 86 dewpoint: 68 wind: se 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny with a slight chance for thunderstorms by later in the day. am low: 69
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saturday: mostly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 70 high: 78 dewpoint: 65 wind: nw 5-10 mphforecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80s but still humid with dewpoints likely in the mid 60s. overnight - as a low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down break from the humidity on saturday but rain and and chance for storms returns. today: partly sunny. patchy fog in river valley areas this morning. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: e 5-10 mph tonight: slight chance of showers. low: 70 dewpoint: 69 wind: ne 3-5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy with a slight chance for thunderstorms. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: ese 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 69 high: 84 dewpoint: 68 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high:
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a slight chance for thunderstorms by later in the day. am low: 69 high: 86 dewpoint: 69 wind: sw 5-10 mph saturday: mostly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 70 high: 78 dewpoint: 65
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developments of violence in milwaukee. last night police made arrests after clashing with protesters. at least one police was hurt after being hit by a rocks. the milwaukee police department tweeted this photo saying an officer was saved from projectiles by the protective helmet. the public is also reacting to the unrest... writing: turquoise tweeting - i will never understand why we choose to riot instead of boycott, if you wanna get a message out, abstain from buying their goods. realize that setting things on fire and destroying property will not help out your cause? come on, #milwaukee. do better. and matthew writes - i am heartbroken and disappointed for my city. i am also hopeful for my city, that this will open up a long-postponed discussion if you'd like to join the discussion just like fox6 on facebook and post a comment. still to come on wake up -- continuing team coverage of the unrest in milwaukee. as we go to break ---- here's a look at the chaos from last
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injured when he was shot during a late night protest over the police killing of an armed suspect. police say they are seeking suspects in connection to the shooting. stay with fox six wake up --- team coverage continues after
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second night in a row in milwaukee... we're continuing our team coverage this morning on the city's unrest. and we're finding out how some are trying to bring peace back to the community. good morning everyone and welcome back to wakeup. time now x:xx forecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80s but still humid with dewpoints li low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break from the humidity on saturday but rain and and chance for storms returns. anchor adlibs traffic red on
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yellow on traffic map = some delays green on traffic map = no delays another night of unrest - after a police officer shoots and kills an armed man after he fled during a traffic stop. a pair of police officers stopped two people
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chase which ended when an officer shot one of the two who was armed with a handgun - according to officials. police say that 23-year-old sylville smith was shot twice - once in the arm, and also in the chest. smith died on scene. the officer was placed on administrative duty. later in the evening - a group of protesters - angry about the shooting...started looting businesses...and setting fires. police arrested 17 people saturday night. this prompted governor scott walker to activate the national guard. we have team morning on the unrest in the city. derica williams is live at police district 1. but first... julie collins joins us live at sherman and burleigh-- near the b-p gas station that was burned down saturday night. the violence continued into the early morning hours here at sherman and burliegh -- this after a break in the violence - you may
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around 9am cleaning up the neighborhood and holding prayer circles. later in the evening -- 150 milwaukee police officers and 100 milwaukee county sheriffs deputies were in this are last night as a large crowd gathered here. the crowd swelled as officers lined the street with just before 11 pm shots were fired and an 18-year old was hit. it became a traffic nightmare as police used an armored vehical to rescue the shooting victim. a police officer was also taken to the hospital after a rock was thrown and broke a squad cars windshield. around 2:30 officers used megaphones to tell the crowd they needed to leave or arrets wil be made. the wisconsin national guard was activated on sunday but they have not been deployed to this area yet. reporting live near
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a fire reported near 41st and burleigh around 4:30 this morning. it may or may not be connected to all of the unrest in this area. no one was hurt. arson investigators will be at the scene today. 'we do a good job at rotating and thats why we use crews from all over the city and even some of the shared services from neighboring communities to ensure our firefighters are well and thats why we use crews from all over the city and even some of the shared services from neighboring communities to ensure our firefighters are well rested and that were able to the job at 100%. when its testament to the health and the strength in our
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police have been on alert since the protests broke out saturday. we now continue our team coverage with derica williams -- who joins us live from the police administration building responding protecting and restoring order. law enforcement is out in full force this morning after perpetrators looted, set fire and shot at people over the last 36 hours. last night milwaukee police deployed 150 officers all part of the major incident response team. last night milwaukee police deployed 150 officers all part
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mayor barrett says they are using all police resources - officers working overtime, those who had the day off were called in after this weekends unrest left six north side businesses burned. eight police vehicles damaged or destroyed by bricks, bullets or fire.a 16 year old girl is recovering after a stray bullet hit her. four cops were hit with concrete or flying glass. the milwaukee county sheriff's office has also assisting to restore order and keep people safe. after a request from milwaukee county scott walker has activated 125 members of the national guard to milwaukee. 38:47 its about being prepared for the worst. you hope for the best. hope is not a plan. you prepare for the worst; and if you never need all these, fantastic sunday, clarke and milwaukee police chief ed flynn said they each have the authority to make that request calling it insurance. so far 4 officers have been hurt all have been released from the
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had prior criminal records. and the mayor says he's prepared to enact a curfew if necessary. enact a curfew if necessary. earlier in the evening... things remained calmer... a group of several hundred people marched from the charre intersection of 44th and auer... calling for peace. among the group - syville smith's sisters. angelica has more in studio. the group held a vigil in the street.. near where syville smith was fatally shot by an mpd officer saturday. the group chanted and lit candles... calling on the community to hold officers accountable who shoot and kill citizens... but also calling on the citizens to protest in a peaceful manner. smiths sisters talked of their pain and heartache... and pleas for the officer to be held
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they also called for peace. at the end of the day, acting out aint gonna solve it. aint gonna solve nothing for sylville. despite the protests turning violent sunday night... the sisters told the crowd... violence... fires.. and looting will not bring their brother back. it was a violent and deadly weekend in milwaukee... with 7 people killed in a span of 48 hours. six of the seven homicide victims have been identified... shooting happening friday night near sherman and burleigh. two men were killed just after 1 a-m saturday near 23rd and state. then... 90 minutes later... two men were killed at all stars near 41st and fond du lac. the fourth deadly incident happened near 29th and lisbon around 10 saturday night. and then yesterday around 4:30... a woman was killed near 28th and lisbon. a pro-police event held in glendale had a different tone in light of saturdays officer involved shooting... and
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several local leaders were on hand to show their support. alderman bob donovan, milwaukee police association president mike crivello and governor scott walker all there. walker announced that the national guard had been activated to respond to milwaukee if police needed them. the community leaders calling the unrest a terrible situation. 'we are fortunate that we have such professional officers. they truly do care. they are going to go into the worst neighborhoods we have in this city.' advocating that all milwaukee police officers should patrol in pairs, going forward. and we have plenty more coverage on the unrest in our city online. you'll find a collection of our coverage on the links page at fox six now dot com -- including photo galleries of the damage done over the weekend. happening right now --- historic flooding in southern louisiana and more rain is on the way. at least five people have lost their life to the rising water. scott mclean is in baton rouge
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in baton rouge, and there truly is not much, its that they're only expecting about one inch of rain over the next couple of days, but look at what they're dealing with already. you can see the businesses along this major thoroughfare in baton rouge are all flooded out. it is a similar picture in pockets of neighborhoods where people live here as well. more than a foot overwhelmed the rivers and the creeks here and displaced thousands of people. whole communities around in southern louisiana submerged under flood waters from heavy rains that began late last week. roadways littered with cars abandoned after passengers had to evacuate. thousands of people rescued over the weekend due to the rising waters -- the neighbors started knocking & i started hearing all kinds of noise so i walked outside & i saw water coming up the street they were trapped in cars... oh my god i'm drowning we're coming... we're coming and plucked from rooftops of homes it may be some time before the floodwater levels will dissipate. "i want to stress the fact that this is still a significant flood event so nothing has changed from that. butt to i'm tellgyou if you're d u're in a safe location, that is the best place you
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state of emergency and receiving federal assistance promises from president obama. this an ongoing event, we still have hundreds of road closures around south louisiana. roads that had been open are now impassable. butt to i'm asking for people to remain patient and compliant and we're going to get through this. the damage surreal.... we knew it was going to be bad, but we didn't think it was going to be nothin' like this. now obviously federal assistance is welcome relief for people have to live in one of those four hardest hit parishes. you also have to live outside of a flood-zone where you were not required to have flood insurance. if you tick those boxes, you can be eligible for up to $33,000 in federal relief. in baton rouge, i'm scott mclean. operations are back to normal at new york's j-k-f airport.
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shots being fired there last night. the initial reports of the shots fired were unfounded. authorities did evacuate one of the terminals as a precaution...and several flights were grounded. the expressway which runs past the airport was also shut down. no injuries were reported. the search is on for the man who gunned down a new york city imam and his assistant outside a mosque. this is the man police say killed the two in broad daylight saturday. the 55 and 64-year-olds were both shot in the head. police haven't called it a hate the two victims were targeted because of their faith. investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was triggered by an earlier dispute at the mosque. a muslim advocacy group is reportedly announcing a 10-thousand dollar reward this morning. authorities in maryland say there are still people missing after wednesday's explosion and fire at an apartment complex. five bodies have been recovered from debris, and authorities say at least four of them were among eight people unaccounted for. two of the victims recovered
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as we go to break we continue to follow the breaking news from over the weekend. this after a second straight night of violence. just to recap at least one person was shot during the protest and an officer was hurt when rocks were thrown at the squads window. continuing coverage after the
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for police the last 48 hours. our derica williams is live this morning at the police administration building with more on their response to the unrest. law enforcement is now out in full force right now, all in 2 person patrol units. - 150 police officers trained in crowd control are on duty - so are 100 milwaukee county sheriff's deputies. this after six north side businesses burned. eight damaged or destroyed by bricks, bullets or fire .a 16 year old girl is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet. . four cops were hit with concrete or flying glass. in response, from a request from milwaukee county sheriff david clarke, governor scott walker has activated 125 members of the national guard to milwaukee. sunday, clarke and milwaukee police chief ed flynn clarke said they each have
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so far 4 officers have been hurt all have been released from the hospital. 17 people were arrested. they all had prior criminal records. and the mayor says he's prepared to enact a curfew if necessary. anchors adlib to wx forecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80s but still humid with dewpoints likely in the mid 60s. overnight - as a low moves to our southeast, and upper level divergence continues, we could see some showers. there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on tuesday with highs likely in the low 80s again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break from the humidity on
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returns. today: partly sunny. patchy fog in river valley areas this morning. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: e 5-10 mph tonight: slight chance of showers. low: 70 dewpoint: 69 wind: ne 3-5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy with a slight chance for thunderstorms. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: ese 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 69 high: 84 dewpoint: 68 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high: 86 dewpoint: 68 wind: se 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny with a slight chance for thunderstorms by later in the day. am low: 69 high: 86 dewpoint: 69 wind: sw 5-10 mph saturday: mostly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 70 high: 78 dewpoint: 65 wind: nw 5-10 mph forecast from fox6 meteorologist rob haswell partly sunny with highs in the low 80sbut still likely in the mid 60s. overnig aa low moves to r southr showers and understorms on tuesday with ghl again. a better chance for rain and storms exists for wednesday. we should clear up for thursday but warm up with highs getting back into the mid to upper 80s through friday. we cool down and get a bit of a break from the humidity on saturday but rain and and chance for storms returns. today: partly sunny. patchy fog in river valley areas this morning. high: 82 dewpoint: 68 wind: e 5-10 mph tonight: slight chance of showers. low: 70 dewpoint: 69 wind: ne 3-5 mph tuesday:
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82 dewpoint: 68 wind: ese 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 69 high: 84 dewpoint: 68 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny. am low: 68 high: 86 dewpoint: 68 wind: se 5-10 mph friday: partly sunny with a slight chance for thunderstorms by later in the day. am low: 69 high: 86 dewpoint: 69 wind: sw 5-10 mph saturday: mostly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 70 high: 78 dewpoint: 65 wind: nw 5-10 mph we are continuing to follow the developments of violence in milwaukee. last night police made arrests after
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least one police was hurt after being hit by a rocks. the milwaukee police department tweeted this photos of rocks breaking the window of a squad car near sherman and burleigh. the department says the officer was taken to the hospital with injuries. for the first of many mornings, commuters are dealing with a major closure at the zoo interchange. carl deffenbaugh joins us now with the impact of a project that will last all the way through the spring. about for weeks now, but today is the day it goes into effect. as of this morning, the ramp from i-94 east onto i-41 north is shutdown, and it won't open again until late spring of 2017. officials with the wisconsin dept. of transportation say this is actually one of the lightest volume ramps in the interchange, but it's still going to affect about 7,000 cars each day. but
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of this major project. "we are on schedule. we are making significant progress. you can see the steel and the concrete rising out of the sky, out into the sky. our contractors working around the clock, day and night. but we have to stay on schedule. so this is the next phase. closing this ramp will allow us to stay on schedule and re-open this now as for alternate routes. highway 100 is the closest to the interchange, you can take that north to watertown plank rd and rejoin i-41. officials estimate the alternate routes will add 5-10 mintues to your drive, so
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distracted driving continues to be a big problem on the roads... but there's a new warning out for drivers... what consequence you could soon face if you reach for that cell phone while traveling through a construction
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here's a look at the chaos from last night. police say an 18-year-old milwaukee man was seriously injured when he was shot during a late night protest over the police killing of an armed suspect. police say they are looking suspects in connection to the meantime, one police officer was also hurt during last nights riot after rocks broke a squad car window. stay with fox six news for the latest on is developing story... continuing team coverage coming up on fox six news at 11. another wisconsin state fair is in the books. after 13 days of music, food, rides and more--the fair closed last night. this year-- our very own
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"golden spork awards." she got to judge along side superbowl champ leroy butler-- as well as happy days stars donny most and anson williams. starting in october, wisconsin drivers had better put down that cell phone--or risk facing a fine. fox6's rachelle baillon has more on the upcoming changes. construction season is in full drivers already know to drop the speed in work zones....pretty soon, you'll need to drop your cell phone too. "there were just a tremendous number of accidents as a result of people who ended up basically texting and driving or talking and driving." state representative frederick kessler sponsored legislation that will soon go into effect: starting october first, drivers can't be talking, texting, navigating--or pretty much anything
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they're in a construction work area. "you're placing yourself in great danger and you're placing workers and other drivers in substantial danger." you can use the phone to report an emergency. hands-free phone use is also allowed. to get drivers moving in the right direction, expect to be subtly reminded of the new rule during the next several weeks. "we really just kind of want to start getting it into people's minds give them that little grace period so scrambling and going oh no i need to start with this new driving habit." the state's electronic message boards will include periodic reminders of the upcoming change during the next several weeks. they're hoping the effort will help the state's tourists know what to do when they're here too. "their laws may be different from what we have here so we really want to target those drivers as well and you know make sure that they're aware that you know we want to keep them safe but also our workers here safe as well." "failure to follow the new rule could cost you between twenty and forty dollars for your first offense. reporting in the newsroom,
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