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lawyer! our big story at four, a major move. one of milwaukee's big employers... looking at possible job cuts. employees at north say they received a video message today-- alluding to layoffs in the future. just a few hours ago... company officials confirmed the company may do some restructuring. krystle kacner is live downtown with our big story at four. although northwestern mutual officials confirm some positions will be impacted... we don't know how many employees it will affect.. or when. the company released a statement that in part reads... 'unprecedented low interest rates are putting pressure on companies across
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and "while we will continue to grow our business and hire accordingly, there will be impact to some positions over time.' rich kirchen with the milwaukee business journal says so far.. northwestern mutual has been fortunate-- and unique-- in that it hasn't had to deal with any big layoffs.. even in the current market. as he explains... insurance companies rely on two sources of income. one is based on interest rates. and while the current low investment rates we're seeing are go it's a struggle in the industry... i think theyre the 9th largest employer in the rea. they have almost 6 thousand employees in downtown milwaukee and franklin. so it's important, its significant but we dont know what the numbers are. kirchen believes they will start by not filling open positions... which may be the only way this new tower being built comes into play-- it's expected to house 1000
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this tower.. and this potential lay-off news are really two different issues. live in milwaukee. krystle kacner fox 6 news. steph thanks krystle. hundreds gathered to pay their respects to sister margaret held -- a nun with the school sisters of st. francis in milwaukee who was killed last month. the morning began with a prayer vigil and time of remembrance where many shared stories of sister margaret. then , a funeral mass lead by archbishop jerome lis police have charged a man with two counts of capital murder in the case. sister margaret's best friend offered prayers for him as well. 'god has placed in each of us some spark of life and love and my prayer is that he can go deep in and find that and change what has happened and where he is and really become the person who might be able to reach out to others.'
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to mt. olivet cemetary where she was laid to rest. close to 100 students, faculty and staff lined the entrance to mt. olivet cemetery to honor sister margaret held. sister margaret is an alumna of alverno college. archishop listecki had much more to say about sister held in today's homily. watch it in its entirety on fox6 now dot com and the fox6 news app -- the story is on our home page. while you're there -- read more about sister held's impact on those she served in mississippi. release of shocking homicide statistics for milwaukee. the city saw more murders in august than any other month since july of 1991. milwaukee police chief ed flynn says there were 24 homicides ... most the result of gun violence. while his department has as 70-percent clearance rate when it comes to homicides... flynn says non-fatal shootings are more difficult. "what we are confronting is more than a little bit of witness intimidation. its becoming a rational act for people to be afraid to cooperate with the
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who are armed and dangerous and survive have a very much vested interest in intimidating those who would truthfully testify." coming up on fox6news at five... we talk with a local pastor about what he believes is the root of the problem... and show you how he's working to improve police-community relations. milwaukee police are the first happened near 86th and hampton last night. a 21-year-old man was shot after two people tried robbing him. the victim was taken to the hospital. he's expected to survive. another shooting happened this morning on the city's north side... a 28-year old man was shot near 20th and nash around two this morning. the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. he is expected to survive. a few hours later, a 35-year-old man showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. police say the victim would not tell them where he was shot. he is expected to survive. no suspects have been arrested
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a crash on "eye"-43 northbound this morning caused serious backups starting at hampton avenue. those delays stretched close to downtown at one point. we're told at least one person was injured in the crash. d-o-t officials remind drivers to be safe on the road this labor day weekend. more law enforcement will be out looking for violators and drunk drivers over the holiday. it's been a beautiful day so far but it will likely cool down as the night moves in. tom wachs is on the weather deck with what to expect tonight and on this la clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through the 60s this evening. we'll drop into the 50s inland overnight, around 60 lakeside. high pressure will continue to dominate our weather through the holiday weekend. this means more sun and mild temperatures. highs in the 70s saturday and sunday. humidity levels will start to increase sunday and monday. it will warm
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and wednesday with highs near 90 along with chances for t-storms. tonight: clear skies. low: 60 wind: e 5 mph saturday: mostly sunny. high: 74 wind: se 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 62 high: 78 wind: se 5-10 mph monday: mostly sunny and humid. am low: 65
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you won't have to monitor storms this weekend. still -- the fox6 storm center app is a great tool to have on your mobile device. it's free for apple and android -- and always includes the fox6 weather forecast. the f-b-i released notes today from its interview with hillary clinton regarding the use of a private email server. it also released its own report on the investigation. the bureau made the information public in response to numerous freedom of information act requests. during an interview with investigators, clinton s recall any training on handling classified information.. and also that she did not remember every detail of her transition out of the state department, citing her 2012 concussion. you can read through the latest batch of documents released by the fbi on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. just search "clinton." as the presidential election season rolls on... prolonged talk of terror threats, mass shootings, and challenges to law enforcement may be pushing gun sales to new heights.
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surged by 40 percent in the three months that ended in july. meanwhile, rival sturm ruger reports more than 23 percent year-over- year revenue gain. and say they're on track to bring in more than 600-million dollars in revenue this year. all the revenue adds up to about a 40 percent increase in gun purchases from a year ago. for the first time in 11 years, a hurricane hits florida. at least one person is dead after hurricane hermine made landfall early this morning . fox 6's beverly taylor joins us from the newsroom with more on the bev? hermine has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it's still causing damage ,as it makes its way up the east coast. hermine made landfall overnight in florida's big bend region as a category one hurricane. it brought with it heavy rain and 80 mile per hour winds. parts of florida and north carolina could see as much as a foot of rain when it's all said and done. and a few isolated tornadoes are possible from the georgia coast to the outer banks. one homeless
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tree fell on him. and now, with more standing water, the threat of the zika virus is on the rise. "now we've had heavy rain throughout our state, it is incredibly important that everyone does their part to combat the zika virus by dumping standing water no matter how small. any amount of standing water can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitos. everyone should dump the water around their homes and businesses encourage your friends and neighbors to do absolutely the same thing." hermine to travel over the coastal carolinas-- then off the shore of virginia by saturday afternoon.but it's predicted to linger for several days off the mid-atlantic and northeast coast. reporting from the newsroom, beverly taylor, fox 6 news. steph thanks bev. residents on hawaii's big island breathe a big sigh of relief, as tropical
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the storm, not nearly as devastating as it could have been. madeline still had an impact after making landfall as a tropical storm. it brought heavy rains and some powerful winds...enough to force school and business closures. goya says: "i think we really dodged a bullet. because the house was not damaged externally. yes we were very worried. we're not..it seems like this is the area where lots of the storms that are coming from the south come this way and so we are really worried residents aren't out of the woods yet. hurricane lester is moving towards hawaii, but is expected to drop to a tropical storm by sunday. a morning news show can be dangerous. unconventional working hours, and the guests can be downright cold blooded.
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burton was leading a segment with a local animal expert, when the alligator in his arms started twisting and turning. the reptile was apparently spooked by a nearby crocodile. but the gator was no match for the anchor. burton held firm until one of the zoo keepers could take over. ad lib about news anchor and alligator it wasn't how students and faculty expected their friday to start. coming up -- what led to canceled classes and an early morning scene of fire trucks outside a local school. plus -- ever noticed different rooms in your house getting worse internet connection? why the wi-fi router could be on its
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amc theaters across the country... now celebrating gene wilder's life. the movie chain is bringing two of his biggest hits... back to the silver screen. "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" and "blazing saddles" will both be shown tomorrow and sunday at select theaters... including mayfair 18. willy wonka will be shown at 5 o'clock... and blazing saddles will play at 7-30 each night. tickets will b 5 movie. gene wilder, who was born in milwaukee, died monday at the age of 83. fans of the band maroon five will have to wait a little longer for their show here in milwaukee. next month's concert has been
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morning that their show at the bmo harris bradley center scheduled for october first has been pushed back to next year. the new date will be monday, february 20th. all tickets for the original show will be honored on the new date. as to why they re-scheduled -- the band tweeting this out. singer adam levine and his wife are expecting a baby soon. their due date is september 20th. so seven concert dates were moved around while they're waiting on the birth. the game they'll be handing out their presidential campaign bobble heads. take a look. donald trump is there on the left in the home sweater, and hillary clinton is in the away. the admirals will have 25-hundred bobbleheads of each candidate at their game on saturday november 5th. the candidate who runs out first will be declared the winner. the actual winner will be decided in the general election, tuesday
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organizers of a race in nevada are also trying to predict who will win the presidency. the race is part of the "best in the west nugget rib cook-off" in sparks, nevada... two piglets dress as the presidential candidates for the democrat and republican parties... hillary clinton and donald trump raced to the finish this year -- with clinton taking the first-place prize. the john mccain pig won in 2008 and barack obama won in 2012. it might be time to say good bye to the old fashioned router. new mesh network systems provide better internet... in every room of your
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report. its a pretty typical issue... some rooms in your house have better internet than others... but it doesnt have to be that way. new wifi systems are hitting the market... that give you the same strong signal... in every corner. nats... montage the lonely wifi router... might be on its way out. 10:09:54 people suffer with dead spots, dropped pretty frustrating taking its place... a super-network of smaller wifi access points... placed in several rooms around the house. 10:12:15 the key is to have really great signal strength everywhere in your home and the only way to do that is with multiple units nick weaver is co-founder and ceo of eero... one of the companies leading the charge for better in home wifi. standup but in a mesh network... each access point talks to each
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to the furthest corners of your home. 10:12:34 the end result is youll have one wifi network with one network name that works everywhere in your home its how office buildings have been doing it for years... there are now several super wifi setups to choose from... in addition to eero, which sells a three pack for 500 dollars... ive been using a system called luma surround wifi in my house... ive more consistent, no matter where im using the internet. a luma 3 pack sells for 400 dollars. networking giant netgear is getting into the game... with a similar system called orbi. it combines a wifi router with a 'satellite' unit...together, the company says they can blanket up to a 4-thousand square foot home in perfect wifi coverage. the set sells for $400 dollars. 10:15;00 please clean this one up having great connectivity
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on the task at hand or the content youre trying to consume instead of having to troubleshoot your network. two more neat things about these new super wifi networks... they are expandable... so can add more access points around the house. plus, you can control your internet connection from your phone... blocking inappropriate sites from your kids or turn off access to certain devices. the systems are expensive, but in many cases they are well worth the upgrade. a woman becomes a surrogate have kids. but she quickly becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be-father. when we come back, gino sits down with regina hall and morris chestnut to talk "when the bough breaks". here's a live look outside from our estabrook park camera. ad lib what you see weather expert tom wachs is up next
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clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through the 60s this evening. we'll drop into the 50s inland overnight, around 60 continue to dominate our weather through the holiday weekend. this means more sun and mild temperatures. highs in the 70s saturday and sunday. humidity levels will start to increase sunday and monday. it will warm into the 80s on labor day. the heat really builds by tuesday
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tonight: clear skies. low: 60 wind: e 5 mph saturday: mostly sunny. high: 74 wind: se 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 62 high: 78 wind: se 5-10 mph monday: mostly sunny and humid. high: 83 wind: s 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. hot and humid. am low: 70 high: 89 wind: sw 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. hot and humid. am low: 71 high: 88 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. am low: 70 high:
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suspense and drama after a surrogate mom becomes obsessed with the soon-to-be father. our gino salomone sits down with the stars of "when the bough
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when the bough breaks starring morris chestnut and regina hall opens next weekend.
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turner gets released from jail. what the local sheriff thinks about the ruling. plus a local prep school in flames this morning. what officials think started the
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one milwaukee school got an early, unplanned start to the holiday weekend - when a fire broke out at messmer preparatory early this morning. fox6s carl deffenbaugh on the scene with more on why the timing -- was actually a bit of a blessing. this was not exactly how teachers and students expected to spend the friday in time, we have a building that has a lot of smoke in it and some water damage.' but an early morning fire at messmer prep in milwaukee meant students got an early start to the holiday weekend. 'its a beautiful day and its labor day weekend so maybe they dont regret that as much as we do.' the first three staff members on hand this morning arrived to the sound of fire alarms, eventually finding smoke in a classroom on the top floor. 'it would go along with what we saw,
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was electrical.' fire crews responded quickly, and thankfully there were no students in the building at that time. 'certainly its a little bit of mercy that it happened before school. ... .17 im sure the building would have been evacuated efficiently and promptly, but you dont want kids to go through that.' while school administrators would never ask for a situation like this, the small fire did confirm the protocols they have in place at the sco fire department did report to us that the alarm system worked very well, and did exactly what its supposed to do. and allowed them to respond while it was a small issue.' carl deffenbaugh, fox6 news. school officials say most of the damage is contained to that one classroom. as long as the cleanup and checks go according to plan, they expect to be open for classes as scheduled on tuesday. one person is rescued from a fire in whitefish bay. north shore fire crews were called out to the scene near henry clay and diversey early this morning. the
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paramedics on scene...but their condition is not known at this time. no word yet on what caused the fire. in north shore... the health department confirms a dead crow found in the area has tested positive for west nile virus. it's the first crow to test positive for the virus in milwaukee county since may first. the virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. health officials say north shore residents should be cautious-- and take steps to protect themselves against mosquitoes. two people are a crash leaves them trapped in a vehicle it happened just before midnight. the truck landed on its side near 794 and oklahoma. two people were inside and became trapped. a man-- driving by-- stopped to help. he explains how they were able to get one person out. former stanford all-american swimmer brock turner has been released from jail in san jose. there were protests held outside of the building before he was released today. turner served half of his six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman outside of a fraternity
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persky...ignited a massive controversy nationwide for being too lenient. now people are asking the governor to sign a bill that makes prison mandatory for anyone convicted of raping a drunk or unconscious person. "i think anyone convicted of rape should spend time in state prison. i'm supporting assembly bill 2888 on governor's desk right now. i think that's a good law for california." lawmakers are also working to recall -- aaron persky -- the judge who handed down the sentence. turner will likely return to his ohio hometown and live with his parents -- where he must register as a sex offender for life. the hack of voter data in illinois is not as bad as first thought. earlier this week state officials said about 200-thousand voters were impacted. now, the illinois
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90-thousand voters were breached. the board says records of about 700 specific voters were accessed and those people will soon be notified. another 86-thousand records were "strongly suspected to have been viewed." beverly taylor joins us now from the news room with some stories coming up on fox six news at five. we'll tell you about a heroic rescue after a crash. at five, hear firsthand howh help two people trapped inside a rolled over truck. also at five, a holocaust survivor has a new lease on life. coming up, the cutting edge surgery she received in the nick of time-- and the message her family has for you. all that and more, coming up in about 20 minutes on fox six news at five. steph thanks bev. the catholic church will soon bestow one of its highest honors on mother teresa. on sunday she will become a saint. it's been 19 years since her death. fox's kitty logan has
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another honor for mother teresa, nineteen years after her death. pope francis is set to formerly declare her a saint on sunday. more than 100-thousand are expected to come to vatican city for the canonization. kolodiejchuk says: "..the holy father will say definitively that mother teresa is in heaven and from there she intercedes for us and that her life is a good example for us - an excellent christian." mother teresa founding the missionaries of charity in calcutta, india back in 19-50. the order continues to help the poor and sick... and has more than 130 houses around the world. her efforts earning her the 19-79 nobel peace prize. pierick says: "..mother teresa had the gift of inviting everybody to take part in the work and, also, to make everybody aware of their own
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performed at least two miracles in order to become a saint. the first accepted thirteen years ago, after an indian woman said she was cured of a tumor. pope francis officially acknowledging her second miracle last year. her intercession is believed to have helped a brazilian man survive several brain tumors in 2008. andrino says: "..today it was me, maybe tomorrow it could be anyone else. i do not feel i am somebody special. god is merciful and looks after everybody." voice of on cam tag mother teresa's path to sainthood started a year following her death in 1997. it was pope john paul the second who then waived the usual five-year- waiting period. in london, kitty logan, fox news. backpack buddies are back! you can help fox 6 and feeding america eastern wisconsin make sure kids get enough to eat & are ready to learn. go to any sendiks food market to purchase your backpack buddies - now through september 6th - there are lots of buddies to choose from. to become a backpack buddy - youll find more information at fox6 now.com
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protest a woman's arrest. his method -- scaling a skyscraper...with only his hands to hold on. coming up -- the wild video showing some of the dangerous 600-foot climb to the top. plus -- they aren't something you would think expires. why new research might suggest ditching your old sunglasses. here's a live look outside right now from our city center camera in downtown milwaukee. ad lib what you see weather expert tom wachs is in next with a your
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back-to- school shopping is big business, second only many parents dread this time of year because all those school clothes and supplies can leave a big hole in their pockets. contact 6's jenna sachs reveals a few simple tips to avoid busting your budget. nancy ortiz already has a list of the school supplies her two sons need for the start of school, but its going to cost her. "about $1000 dollars roughly. and that would be including all supplies, including clothing,
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674 dollars per child on back-to- school shopping this year, according to the national retail federation. consumer reports offers tips to save time and money on shopping. lesson one: it all starts with proper planning. "before anything, set a realistic budget for what you want to spend and do a quick inventory at home. you want to make sure you dont buy more of what you already have" more than half of all parents surveyed by rubicon, plan on using their mobile de of their back-to- school shopping. a big chunk of their budget will go toward buying electronics. consumer reports says consider certified, refurbished models from reputable retailers like amazon. "they can be less expensive and best if youre buying them for young children who can drop or break them." if you prefer new electronics and dont need to buy them right away, you may get a better deal later in the year, like around black friday. but buying online is not for everyone. "depending on how much you are spending, you may save more money by avoiding shipping costs
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retailer." if you go the in-store route, consumer reports suggests using a smartphone. download an app such as redlaser or dealnews to quickly scan products and compare prices or search for deals. stores including walmart, target and best buy will match prices from some competitors right on the spot. another money-saving tip, especially for college students: ask the store whether it offers a student discount. many do, with savings of ten to twenty percent. i'm jenna sachs contact 6. idea for the contact 6 team?? let them know! you can call the number on the screen or fill out a form on the contact 6 page at fox6now.com tom wachs is out on the weather deck. clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through the 60s this evening. we'll drop into the 50s inland overnight,
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continue to dominate our weather through the holiday weekend. this means more sun and mild temperatures. highs in the 70s saturday and sunday. humidity levels will start to increase sunday and monday. it will warm into the 80s on labor day. the heat really builds by tuesday along with chances for t-storms. tonight: clear skies. low: 60 wind: e 5 mph saturday: mostly sunny. high: 74 wind: se 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 62 high: 78 wind: se 5-10 mph monday:
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high: 83 wind: s 5-10 mph tuesday: partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. hot and humid. am low: 70 high: 89 wind: sw 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny with a chance for thunderstorms. hot and humid. am low: 71 high: 88 wind: sw 5-10 mph thursday: partly sunny with a am low: 70 high: 84 wind: sw 5-10
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high: 84 wind: sw 5-10 mph current pair of shades, it may be time to retire them. a study suggests that the u-v protection your glasses offer, may deteriorate over time. u-v exposure can lead to long-term eye-problems and vision loss. the study tested sunglasses by exposing them to artificial sunlight for two days and checking the deterioration over time. doctor's say the test may not be completely adequate-- although it does shed light on some problems with glasses. researchers hope the tests are a
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new research shows young athletes who sit out immediately after a concussion recover twice as fast as athletes who keep playing. the study -- published in the journal 'pediatrics' --tracked 69 school age athletes... who suffered from a sports related head-injury it found players who left the game immediately after a head injury -- as per medical guidelines -- took an average of only 22 days to recover. while players who stayed in the game after taking a hit, had double the recovery time -- 44 days. the results were gathered from a medical breakthrough could be a game-changer for patients suffering from alzheimer's disease. scientists have found a way to clear plaques from the brain that cause dementia. researchers say patients treated with the highest dose of a new antibody drug saw the plaque almost completely disappear. scientists also found that after six months of treatment, patients' health stopped deteriorating. if all goes well in larger trials, the first drug to prevent dementia could be available in just a few
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back-to-school. and many chicago public school students may want to raise their hands and ask a pretty big question that still needs to be answered. is their drinking water safe? c-p-s says 327 schools have been tested for lead in the water. and more than a third had at least one water device showing high levels. the issue in those schools has been addressed... but some aldermen say that is not enough-- 200 schools have yet to be tested. that testing will be starting in a couple of weeks... flames from the blue cut fire in california are now completely out. fire ravaged community ... the problems are just beginning. some in the west cajon valley... coming back to their homes to see they've lost everything. for many who still have homes, they don't have running water or electricity. the blue cut fire destroyed more than 100 homes. you might want to check those used video game cases before you walk out the store with them... a
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opened his video game and found a baggie of drugs. he says they bought the game from this game-stop. the father turned the baggie over to police, who confirmed it was methamphetamine. it's not clear how the drugs would have gotten into the game's case. a spokesperson from game-stop says employees check all games when they're returned, traded in, or sent to other stores. samsung has issued a huge recall of one of its flagship devices. it's recalling all two-and a half million galaxy n it has sold so far. the note-7 was unveiled just a month ago, the tech company said friday its found a problem with the battery in some of the phones. this after several claims that the note-7 caught on fire while charging. samsung is pausing sales of the devices... and will offer the customers effected a new product for free to replace it in the coming weeks. it was a bittersweet moment for the team of artists who built
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fact the tallest ever built -- but failed to qualify for the guinness book of world records. a week into building it, parts fell off and the team decided to continue and rebuild those parts. during those repairs they used wooden construction which ruled them out of the run for the record. regardless, the artists say they are incredibly proud of the final product which will be up until mid-september. "french spiderman" bringing his persona to life wednesday. the 54-year-old daredevil climbed up a 600-foot-high skyscraper just outside the paris' business district.. with his bare hands. it took him just fifty-five minutes to reach the top. he took on the challenge to campaign for the release of a french woman sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her abusive husband. it's a familiar stunt
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including the world's tallest building. six months of preparation all leading to this saturday. it's a game -- that is kicking off the wisconsin badger's football season in a big way. coming up -- the big way green bay is welcoming l-s-u and badger fans to the city for saturday's lambeau
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southern hospitality up north. green bay opens its doors to droves of louisiana state university football fans as they take on the badgers at lambeau field tomorrow. as fox 6's kim murphy explains, there are plenty of ways the city is welcoming the as l-s-u fans make their way to green bay, the greater green bay convention & visitors bureau says it's planning to make the fans stay one they'll never forget. "we'll be at the airport welcoming all people that are coming down. there are eight charter planes that we know of, as well as larger capacity flights you are watching fox 6 news at 5. southern hospitality up north. green bay opens its doors to droves of louisiana state university football fans as they take on the badgers at lambeau
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as fox 6's kim murphy explains, there are plenty of ways the city is welcoming the traveling tigers fans. as l-s-u fans make their way to green bay, the greater green bay convention & visitors bureau says it's planning to make the fans stay one they'll never forget. "we'll be at the airport welcoming all people that are coming down. there are eight charter planes that we know of, as well as larger capacity flights that will be headed into our airport." brenda krainik kray-nick says fans will be greeted with welcome banners, and assisted whtransportation.te ven information on places to , helping to make the most of their ti eeb.the onomic impacty cited that so my different sinesses can participate in is football me." ski's skee's m, with a cajun spin. "we're takin t sauce, and craw fish tail meat,eming it the bayou at, andp ainst our wionsin pride brat," a little tailgating out in the parking lot, cooking brats and hamburgers,ang alittle fun withs bucky's block party on friday is expected to hosts more than 10 thousand lsu and badgers fans. organizers says after six months of planning and preparing they hope fans leave saying one thing. "we want to show off the downtown area, and that green bay is just a great place to be. we want people to walk away saying they're just great people and we had a great time."
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down in green bay. kim murphy fox 6 news. our big story tonight... a violent summer in milwaukee... police chief ed flynn laying out the numbers yesterday. milwaukee's murder rate-- surpassed chicago -- which also had a violent month of august. 4 homicides per 100-thousand people in our ci 3-point-3 per 100- thousand in chicago. when it comes to solving the city's most serious crimes... police have a successful clearance rate. flynn says it''s the crimes where the victims survive... that often go unsolved. fox6's madeline anderson joins us live at police headquarters to explain why. during yesterday's news conference... chief flynn said milwaukee has a firearm-rich environment. and that's evidenced by the number of
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so it's no surprise... there are hundreds of non-fatal shootings each year as well. flynn says the difficulty in solving them though... is victims or witnesses often refuse to come forward. hours after milwaukee police chief ed flynn labeled august the deadliest month the city has seen in 25 years... officers were called out to three separate non-fatal shootings overnight. "although they are down compared to last year, they are still extraordinarily high." victim took himself to the hospital... but refused to be forthcoming with information... something the department sees over and over again. "its becoming a rational act for people to be afraid to cooperate with the police because those offenders who are armed and dangerous and survive have a very much vested interest in intimidating those who would truthfully testify." "absolutely, and talking with both youth and adults, one of the concerns is, we dont want to be seen as a snitch because

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