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shots fired outside the home. a.j. bayatpour is live outside the home, where relatives are gathering tonight... the family is holding a vigil here in front of the house. they want this to be a celebration of melanie johnsons life. they also hope this scene prompts anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. this is so sad that it happened to her, i just dont understand. sister, melanie johnson, was in the kitchen of her familys home near 35th and silver spring monday night. another relative says johnson went into the kitchen to get her infant-age nephew when the shots started. thats when she was hit. johnsons younger sister was home at the time. they shot four times and then when she got to the hallway, she dropped. townsend says another sister tried to keep johnson conscious.
when she tied. milwaukee police say theyre investigating the circumstances of the shooting, which includes determining the intended target. johnsons father tells us off-camera he is certain is was not melanie. im hoping and praying that we get a peace of mind; im hoping we get justice for my sister. according to milwaukee police, johnson is the 133rd person to be murdered in milwaukee this year. i never expected to see my little sister on the news or have to put my little sister on a t-shirt. this can please put the guns down. please. police say the 133 homicides so far this year is only nine fewer than at this time last year. youll recall 2015 was extremely violent compared to years past in milwaukee. live on the north side, a.j. bayatpour, fox 6 news. milwaukee police are investigating another shooting...
83rd and medford. officials say the 31-year-old victim drove himself to a clinic before being taken to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries. investigators are now looking for a suspect and trying to figure out what led up to the shooting. president-elect donald trump heads to west allis tonight to thank his supporters -- after becoming the first republican to win wisconsin since ronald reagan in 1984. political reporter theo keith is live at state fair park ahead of mr trump's 7 o'clock event. people inside the doors here at the expo center and hundreds more waiting in 10 degree weather outside. mr trump's event is scheduled on the day wisconsin's recount was to be finished. in fact, that happened a day
trump actually won by 131 more votes than he did on election night. this is part of a tour of swing states. yesterday, mr trump's campaign aired radio ads in milwaukee asking people to come out tonight. "get your free tickets online at www.donaldjtrump.com. together we can make america great again. i'm donald trump, and i approve this message. paid for by donald j trump for www.donaldjtrump.com. together we can make america great again. i'm d approve this message. paid for by donald j trump for president, inc." it has been a busy day. mr trump says he intends to nominate exxon mobil chief rex tillerson as secretary of state. a controversial pick because of his business ties to russia.
concerns" about mr tillerson's nomination. live, theo keith, fox6 news. steph thanks theo when president-elect trump takes to the stage -- you can watch a livestream on fox6 now dot com, the fox6 news app and even the fox6 news facebook page. afterwards, we'll post the entire visit online as well. trump's pick for secretary of state... another nomination for his cabinet was also announced today. adding another previous political rival -- in former texas governor rick perry. he's been chosen to lead the energy department -- which would make him the head of an agency he once sought to eliminate. under president obama -- the energy department has focused on promoting clean energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuel. but the department has also seen domestic production of oil
before heading to wisconsin today -- the president-elect held several meetings with high-profile -- and unexpected -- people. this morning -- it was rapper kanye west arriving at trump tower. the two met briefly -- but didn't comment on their discussion. later -- it was former n-f-l stars jim brown and ray lewis... they spoke with mr. trump about efforts to help young people caught in gang violence. after the meeting -- brown said it was not about politics but "helping people." and finally -- the one and only bill gates. president- elect about innovation, health, education, and energy. several people are fortunate to have escaped -- with their lives, and without injury, after a fire damages two condos in cudahy. justin williams is live with the latest. justin? the not-so-good news involves residents of two cudahy condominiums -- being forced to find alternate living arrangements. the great news -- they're alive to look. its certainly not the christmas
he wants to tell. kinda hits home, for us, when we fight a fire where theres a christmas tree up, christmas gifts already set, and the fire comes in and damages everything and you know that all of thats ruined. tuesday, cudahy chief dan mayer laments the situation surrounding several survivors of a monday evening fire here, at the creekside condominiums. he says, five people, in two condominiums, managed to avoid injuries, but not prop and the loss of their homes for a significant stretch. we have a total of five persons, displaced. one person found his own place, after that, but the red cross assisted the remainder, the other four. the chief relays the results of a preliminary investigation indicating the burning began in, or around, a fixed-position fireplace. its a permanent fireplace, a gas-powered fireplace, and were not looking at the gas as being an issue, were looking at the unit, itself, as overheating, and,
which, chief mayer explains, are mitigated by the fact that each of the two units feature properly- functioning smoke detectors. it always comes back to working smoke detectors. considering the continuing investigation, and subsequent, required repair-work, the chief estimates one of the damaged units might be ready for residents to return, in weeks. the other, he thinks, won't be ready to be a residence, for i'm justin williams, fox 6 news. the u-s postal service is now offering a 20-thousand dollar reward for information after a milwaukee post office was held up yesterday. it happened a little after three monday afternoon near 35th and capitol. we're told the suspect showed a gun and got away with cash. get the lead out. it's a multi million dollar plan the city of milwaukee approved today. tens
have their lead pipe laterals replaced. fox6's myra sanchick tells you that the work will begin next year. the common council voted 12 to 3 to move ahead with the plan to replace aging underground pipes. and homeowners will pay part of that cost. as homeowners pay property tax bills on the first floor of milwaukee's city hall. on the third floor the common council votes. hamilton the motion passes with that a multi million dollar plan will go into effect, to replace milwaukee's aging lead city streets. lead leaking into the drinking water is a primary concern. it's not fair to the homeowners to require that they pay for that. we pay too much money to the city willie hart owns a home on milwaukee's northwest side and says underground pipes and the water supply should be 100 percent the city's responsibility. they should take care of that . it's not
homeowner would pay up to 16 hundred dollars, or no more than a third of the cost of replacing the section of pipe under their property. the city would pay the rest., the homeowner could pay the cost over ten years. we understand there are going to be families who can't afford this right now. at the same time there are absentee landlords who would not be doing this if we did not mandate next year the city will start replacing pipes that bring water to day care histories of breaking. we want to assure that any leaded service lines serving the population that wuld be drinking that water of a vulnerable age be addressed first and foremost. . in 2018 other homes will be involved, homes built before 1951. there are approximately 68-thousand of them, forcing contractors to dig down deep, as well as some homeowners who will
those with small children and pregnant or nursing mothers who live in older homes, to use water filters. live in the newsroom myra sanchick fox6 news ted thanks myra until laterals get replaced, water filtration systems are encouraged. what should you look for when purchasing one? search "n-s-f logo" on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app for more information. governor scott walker highlighting property tax savings... still ahead... how much the average wisconsin homeowner will be paying this year. and up next... a woman stops a carjacking in its tracks -- and the turns out the suspects could be connected to
victim of a carjacking... fights back against the suspected thief. fox 6s derica williams has details of the altercation. she's live outside the jail.. where the suspect-- and his alleged accomplices-- are being held . we are always told, if you see something, say something. in this case, this woman took it one step further and did something... and her role helped put the suspects
socially significant place miriam ben-shalom proved she is no easy mark when she pulled up to hotel metro back in late october. . the valet opened the door i opened the back trunk to get her walker out, you hear vroom vroom according to a criminal complaint, a suspect quickly hopped into the drivers seat. i go around an here is is the kid is trying to pull him away from the car and they were fighting i went and tackled the ki on him the former army drill sergeant still has sharp moves. i took some taekwando.. some karate .. i was also taught legal holds and restraints while she used her braun, her partner, also well-versed from training at the citizens academy stepped in. i took my cane and moved hoodie back so i could try get a look at him the suspects eventually got away.. but the women were able
a get-away vehicle.. it was a white license plate with light green numbers and it was a black jeep cherokee more than a month later they were able to identify the suspects in a line up. turns out the two-- along with junior moreno -- are allegedly part of the "cut throat mob" or ct mob... a group accused of dozens of vehicle thefts and other crimes. including a property theft from mixed martial arts star anthony pettis vehicle i'm very glad we were able to help out and get these punks off the street the three face a combined total 31 charges, many which are felonies-- including taking or driving a vehicle without charges, many which are felonies-- including taking or driving a vehicle without consent. police are still seeking other suspects in connection with these crimes. ted thanks derica it's time for your news and
charges after being accused of enticing a child in cudahy. officials say matthew botcher approached a 13-year-old girl last week as she walked near cudahy high school. he made an initial court appearance today -- on charges of child enticement and attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child. police in whitefish bay are warning people to look out for coyotes... this comes after officials say a small dog was attacked and killed by two coyotes on sunday. it's the bay in recent months... another dog was killed in a similar attack in october. the d-n-r has been called to figure out whether it's the same two coyotes involved in both attacks. milwaukee's slice of ice is now open for the season... the 128-by-95 foot rink at red arrow park opening this afternoon. skate rentals are available during open hours -- which vary by day. to see a complete breakdown of when the rink is open -- just go to our website fox6 now dot com and
weather clear and cold tonight with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. it will partly sunny, windy and bitter cold on wednesday with a high around 12 and wind chills between -5 and -15 all day. getting even colder on thursday with morning wind chills in the -25 range. high temperatures will
the forecast friday and saturday. significant accumulation possible, but too early for specific amounts. stay tuned. tonight: clear and cold. low: 2 wind: w 5-10 mph and bitter cold. high: 12 wind: nw 15-25 mph thursday: partly sunny, blustery and bitter cold. am low: -5 high: 7 wind: w 5-15 mph friday: cloudy with the chance for snow. am low: -3 high: 20 wind: se 5-10 mph saturday: cloudy with the chance for snow. am low: 20 high: 27 wind: nw 15-25 mph sunday: mostly cloudy and cold. am low: -1 high: 8 wind: nw 5-10 mph monday: partly sunny and cold. am low: -5 high: 11 wind: sw 5-10
a christmas tradition dating back more than two decades is up and running... but up next... how fox6 viewers can get special christmas. start your morning with fox6 wakeup at 4:30-- if you thought today was cold... tomorrow will be even colder. our fox6 weather experts will have the forecast. shopping for your dad, brother or husband? we'll help you find the perfect gift for guys. plus carl is live with the milwaukee ballet and a preview of the nutcracker.
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southeast wisconsin is celebrating 21 years bringing holiday cheer to families -- from the warmth of their car. carl deffenbaugh has a behind-the- scenes lok and a special deal for fox6 viewers. for more than two decades, country christmas has lit up the december skies in pewaukee. 'its spectacular. theres nothing like it around. we are the largest drive-through lights display.' more than a million lights dazzle along a mile-long trail, winding through the woods behind the country springs hotel. 'it started with the richards family, the former owners of the hotel. with their love of christmas, they wanted to do something for the community.' over the years, its become far more than a light show. the streets of bethlehem feature nativity pieces made
started with just three pieces here. its grown to over 30 pieces.' 'the always popular model train display inside the christmas village is the result of the work of just two people - the head groundskeeper, who does the trains, and his wife, who makes all the decorations. there are 12 different tracks, almost a hundred separate cars in the display and it takes about two weeks of work to make this magic happen. overall, about a dozen employees at the hotel are responsible for the spectacle that is country christmas. 'thousands of man-hours go into putting this together. we start planning for next year in january.' all to bring a little slice of the north pole to a winter wonderland in wisconsin. carl deffenbaugh, fox6 wisconsin. carl deffenbaugh, all to bring a little slice of the north pole to a winter 'thousands of man-hours go into putting this together. we start planning for next year in january.' all to bring a little slice of the north pole to a winter wonderland in wisconsin. carl deffenbaugh, fox6 news.
special deal for fox6 viewers tonight only. go to fox6now.com and find the green bar on the top of the home screen -- you can print off a coupon for discounted admission. again, its only good for tonight -- so act quickly. it was one of the most anticipated nominations for president-elect it was one of the most anticipated nominations for president-elect donald trump's administration.... up next... how his choice for secretary of state is causing quite a stir. u talks about
over the last few weeks -- more than a dozen candidates interviewed for one of the most coveted cabinet positions the president-elect, in the end, choosing someone outside the box, exxon-mobil ceo - rex tillerson -- which is getting a wide range of reactions. joel waldman has more. president-elect donald trump, like himself, picking someone from the business world as his choice to be the next secretary of state ... rex tillerson is the ceo of exxon-mobil, a 170-billion-dollar-global
worldwide ... pence says: "we just couldn't be more grateful that someone of rex tillerson's proven leadership and accomplishments ... he's been willing to step forward to serve our nation as our next secretary of state." senator bob corker, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, appears on board with the businessman ... fullscreen --reaction to rex tillerson for secretary of state-- "mr. tillerson is a very impressive individual and has an extraordinary working knowledge of the world. " -- sen. bob corker / r-tn but, tillerson's close ties to russia's president,vladimir putin, still has many on capitol hill concerned ... including democratic senat the senate foreign relations committee ... fullscreen --reaction to rex tillerson for secretary of state-- "i am deeply troubled by mr. tillerson's vocal opposition to u.s. sanctions on russia following its illegal invasion, occupation and annexation of crimea, ukraine, and his close personal relationship with vladimir putin." -- sen. ben cardin / d-md fox news also learning mr. trump is expected to name another texan to his cabinet, former governor rick perry as his choice for secretary of energy.