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that will save taxpayer money and help business create jobs here. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message because we don't need an economy that works only for ceos, we need an economy that works for everyone. now at noon -- rising death toll in italy after a powerful part of the country wednesday morning. the country's civil protection department says 247 people have been killed and some 264 people injured. rescue workers are still frantically trying to find survivors.but they've been hindered by aftershocks ... threatening to bring already-damaged buildings down around them.as scott mclean reports-- italy's prime minister -- will tour destruction zone. in central italy, a desperate race against time.in the
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emergency crews - and even bystanders - are contending with rough terrain, limited access and debris everywhere. aftershocks - some nearly as large as the initial six-point-two magnitude quake, continue to rock the area. c-n-ns barbie nadeau, had a close call reporting from the hard-hit village of saletta. "well, the civil protection... whoa!!! whoa!! geez!!"most of the houses have collapsed, and the ones that haven't, look precariously close.since the earthquake got out are sleeping outside, or in cars, unwilling and unable to go back inside."i slept in the car tonight." others don't share the same fear. this man went back into his home to get his tv... his only protection was a bike helmet.in the devastated town of amatrice - the clock tower stands frozen-- it's hands stopped at 3:36 a-m, the
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rescuers - overjoyed wednesday at the rescue of a little girl found alive in the rubble. first they saw a tiny foot... ...then a leg...in the video, a man seems to be talking to the girl, begging her to live "vie, julia. vie, julia. vie, julia."then - rescuers hoist the little girl out of the rubble.one bystander - crying out "beautiful girl!" in italian."bella ragazza!" the rescuers admit they don't actually know how many people are missing, because as well as the area. a deadly attack this morning at the american university in afghantan.at least 12 people, including seven students, were killed in the gun and bomb attack that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.police said two gunmen were shot dead.no group has claimed responsibility for the assault. the brookfield community honoring a green beret who died in afghanistan. staff sergeant matthew thompson was killed this week, and is the
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january. he enlisted in 2011 and was a 2006 graduate of brookfield central high school. he also attended marquette university. the school will honor thompson with a moment of silence at tonight's football game. to weather now-- the rain moving out and it's becoming less humid outside. meteorologist brian gotter has the forecast. new at noon...the riot in
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new at noon...the riot in sherman park is still resonating with teens here in milwaukee. they're gathering at the sojor center. pete zervakis explains why... and how they're working to alter public perceptions. today's peace summit was in the works long before the violence in sherman park. but organizers say it's all the more important since the unrest.we need to come together and uth voices need to be heard elishah fields is 18... and thinks he other teens can work to prevent violence and looting - seen earlier this month in sherman
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milwaukee's youth a bad name. that's one of the biggest reasons im here today - to show people not all of us are like that the sojourner family peace center... hosting today's summit... is encouraging teens to brainstorm about how to achieve peace in milwaukee. engaging young people in conversations - meaningful conversations - about althy relationships is really critical to preventing violence this is a rough time. people are seeing things very differently than inclusion diversity expert eddie moore jr. wants the students in this room to share notes from today's discussion with their peers. elishah says that's the plan. we want peace in our community - this is the community that raised us in the wake of the unrest in sherman park... organizers reached out to local schools and organizations to get the word out about today's summit. at
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kids at the summit will discuss topics like self confidence... biases... and race relations. three men-- arrested for looting a liquor store.. during violent protests in sherman park, appeared in court this morning at the milwaukee county courthouse. the three men are charged with ransking clark's liquor store. security cameras caught the brk in-- as it hapd. a state lawmaker from milwaukee will introduce new gislation stemming from the violence in sherman park. representative leon young has a new proposal that would create a local hiring for milwaukee police and fire departments.it would require ?forty? percent of new hires come from low income zip codes. he believes that would create a bond between officers and residents. a special one hour edition of the now milwaukee airs tomorrow night. we're focusing on the healing in sherman park. you'll hear stories from those who call sherman park home... what happened that put the community in the national spotlight ... and how we move forward. that's tomorrow..
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more news nowpublic discussion? the co-chair of the state's budget writing committee is trying to generate some support for boosting transportation funding. the transportation budget is facing a 939 million dollar shortfall.governor scott walker has said he won't approve any new taxes or fees to pay for it.representative john nygren believes involving the public is key to changing lawmakers' minds. a 28-year-old man has died after a crash during a race at the manitowoc speedway. the crash happened just last night... during a heat race... which was part of the manitowoc county fair. only one car was involved. the driver crashed into the infield guardrail. "with it being a stock car and the only entry and exit being the window they had to remove the roof, but that's normal safety standard as far as im aware that they have to remove the roof to get him out." the driver was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. his name is not being released at this time. o university of wisconsi
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l-g-b-t-friendly campuses in the country.national nonprofit "campus pride" ranked u-w-milwaukee and u-w-green bay in the top 30 for their inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender environments. the nonprofit looks at inclusive policies, academic and student life, housing options and campus safety. a back to school health fair happening tomorrow in milwaukee.the 16th annual health fair is free and open to the public.there will be vision and dental screenings, diabetes and blood get their vaccinations.. if you bring your child's shot record.free backpacks, school supplies and haircuts will also be offered.the health fair is tomorrow, from ten to three, at south division high school. with the start of the school year a week away, both verona and madison are recruiting school crossing guards.both communities are short of the number needed.verona has nine school crossings it needs to staff while madison has 53.the importance of the crossing guards is evident by the
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"well one it's giving to your community and two it's rewarding.. the children really look up to you and respect you and three its go hours to work, it's not overly demanding." both verona and madison police departments do background checks on applicants as part of the employment process. still ahead... missed us again. the midwestern states that saw more severe weather... ...and dramatic.. multiple twisters that touched
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cleanup is underway in the midwest where a series of tornadoes caused substantial damage.buildings were lifted off their foundations in ohio... foundations in ohio... parts of indiana also hit hard. tammy leitner is surveying the damage in kokomo, just north of indianapolis. mother nature's wrath.. caught on cell phone video in indiana. omg starbucks just
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kokomo, a tornado taking down a starbucks with customers still inside.father: my son is there!man: we don't know, they're trying to get in the building.father: i'm sorry, my.. my son!.. andhen relief. everybody got out ok (people hugging)//three or four of us got the doors down and got 'em out//nat oh gd! eight tornadoes confirmed in the state.. the intense storm system bringing loud cracks of thunder -- and spawning funnel clouds -- . that left behind.. a twisted path of devastation.nat george pena with neighbor glad you're alright ok? (hug)george pena took shelter in his bathroom.. his home collapsing around him. i said dear lord if this is gonna be my last moment, make it quick and not painfulhe made it out unharmed, but his neighborhood.. is nearly destroyed.looks like a bomb went off//i'm just thankful my kids weren't here(voice breaks) late wednesday, indiana governor and republican vice presidential nominee mike pence -- left the campaign trail -- and headed home.we'll
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happen again just two years after the last one.this morning.. a familiar heartbreak.a community.. again.. picking up the pieces. state officials confirmed at least three tornadoes did touch down. today, the kokomo campus of indiana university is closed because of power loss. tornadoes caught on camera as they touched down in ohio wednesday.you can see a funnel cloud tear through a mobile home... tossing bits and pieces sky high. at least seven homes and five barns and damaged.there have been no reported injuries at this time. severe storms caused massive flooding in parts of iowa wednesday.at least one person was killed when his car was swept away by fast moving water.the upper iowa river and turkey rivers have overflown their banks.multiple roads have been closed or washed out due to flooding. meteorologist brian gotter joins us now with a look at
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downpours redeveloped overnight, especially south of milwaukee, and they were out of the area by 9am, and it remained warm and humid with lows near 70. the sky has now cleared, the humidity has dropped hours with a nw wind, and highs will be near 80. tonight is clear and cool with lows near 60 along the lakefront, and low to mid 50s inland. friday is another perfect day with sunshine, low humidity and highs in the 70s...it is a top 10 weather day. unfortunately, clouds,
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for saturday with highs near 80 and a sw wind at 10-20 mph. the rain tapers off saturday evening, and sunday will ha more sunshine with just an isolated pop up showers with
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coming up... downsizing. the part of the economy where consumers seem to be saying bigger is not better.and -- investment opportunity. the new way one popular ride-sharing service is trying to help workers who are self-
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(vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out.
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more than 25-thousand safety first strollers are being recalled due to a fall hazard. the recall involves "step and go" travel systems.the
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side when used with an infant car seat.it's received 30 reports of it's received 30 reports of incidents... but no injuries. amazon may be looking to step up its grocery game.u-s-a today reports the online retailer could be planning a "click and collect" service, or drive-up grocery hubs. possible locations may be in northern california and seattle.it will let customers buy online and drive to a designated area to pick up their order.the service would complement amazon's existing pr prime now. uber is teaming up with an investment firm to offer drivers in boston, chicago, seattle and new jersey inidividual retirement accounts.drivers can sign up for the i-r-a's through their uber apps or online.accounts are free of any fees for the first year.the retirement accounts are being added to rewards program uber has for drivers who are self-employed. unemployment is down across most of wisconsin.newly released numbers shows unemployment dropped in 30 of
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from june to july. mount pleasant and racine were the only two cities that showed an increase.unemployment rates also dropped in 71 of the state's 72 counties. if you're one of the millions of americans who filed for an extension on your taxes this year, the october deadline is fast approaching. and with every tax deadline comes more evidence of identity theft. as scott cohn reports, protecting yourself is now a year-round concern. your wallet stolenyour computer hacked. what do you do credit card company- check. but don't forgetyour taxes. "if you're a victim of identity thef this may not be the first place that comes to mind, but it should be, because to an identity thief, your tax return is a potential goldmine."www.idtheftcen ter.org)"they are taking those funds that would normally be
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diverting to their bank accounts."it's as simple as a thief filing a return and claiming a refund under your social security numberbefore you do.in 201 the scam cost the agency six billion dollar.and cost millions of taxpayers untold headaches. getting the situation resolved and getting your refundcan take months or more."there's a human being behind each of these returns that are filed. and they do suffer ce exposed the latest american gree shows how one hacker collected five-million dollars in stole from the living "it was over returns that identified that were with him. possible that much more than that."what can you do? get your taxes done early."our first first, beat the crooks." if you think your identity might have been stolen no matter what time of year contact the i-r-s right away. above al treat your identity especially your social security number like your most valuable possessionbecause it just might be.scott cohn, cnbc's american greed. sales of newly built homes are skyrocketing .. while the homes themselves are actually getting smaller.the average
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since the end of the recession. more entry level buyers who need mortgages are coming back to the home buying market, and that means more demand for smaller homes. "at one point during the before the great recession, we were probably averaging 4200 square feet of house now we're 28-3100 square feet, so they've shrunk quite a bit" experts say baby boomers are buying smaller homes because they don't need the extra space. coming up... ouhis t of t world. a new world record set by a wisconsin astronaut.and - support in the stands. how the brewers are planning to honor law enforcement at a weekend game... ....and how your tickets purchase will help area officers.
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officers during tomorrow's game at miller park.the game's opening ceremony will honor officers who have been killed in the line of duty and recognize current officers.the brewers will donate five dollars from each ticket to the memorial fund in support of the national law enforcement museum. plus every fan who goes to the game will receive a free t-shirt. pre-game festivities start at six tomorrow night. we're getting you ready for packers football. join us tomorrow evening for our packers pregame special before green bay takes on the 49ers in one with your favorite players and let you know who you should keep your eye on. watch it tomorrow from 7-30 to 8-30. packers pre-game starts right after. a wisconsin astronaut has set a new space record.jeff williams marked his 522nd day in orbit aboard the international space station. it's one day more than the mark set by scott kelly in march.williams will return to earth in two weeks.
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the largest newspaper insert. the grocery store created this monster-size ad-- that's 6-foot-6-inches tall and nearly five-feet wide.roundy's says they came up with the idea to promote the five- thousand prices lowered on store items. live at 12:30 is up next-- honoring the fallen. how a local community is paying tribute to green beret killed in action.also... budget buster. the state agency that has a huge funding what lawmakers want to do to fill it. that's next... on
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hello, jimmy john's! jimmy john's! jimmy john's! freaky fresh, freaky fast. thanks for joining us this afternoon. i'm vince vitrano. if you're just joining us stories today. the brookfield community honoring a green beret who died in afghanistan. staff sergeant matthew thompson was killed this week, and is the first american service member killed in afghanistan since january. he enlisted in 2011 and was a 2006 graduate of brookfield central high school. he also attended marquette university. the school will honor thompson with a moment of silence at tonight's football game. as the community continues to heal following this month's unrest in sherman park... the

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