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now at noon -- breaking news in local media. wtmj's charlie sykes announced he is hanging up the headphones. sykes shared the news with listeners just about an hour ago. he's hosted mid-day with charlie sykes for more than two decades... ...and in his early sixties... he says its time to move on.((i say with all sincerity... by this
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sykes also hosts sunday insight on today's tmj4. he'll remain on 620 through the end of the year. in addition to his on air work... sykes is also the author of eight books... and plans to write more, travel and persue other opportunities. two girls are still recovering after being attacked by two dogs last week in brown deer. today brown deer police will hold a news conference at one this expected to release a portion of the dashcam video of the attack. police say two pit bulls mauled the girls near 48th and dean. officers immediately shot and killed one of the dogs.the second dog was taken to be euthanized -- per the owner's request. they're easy to buy and install... but a small slice of the population doesn't take the time to do that. firefighters say the lack of a smoke alarm puts those people - and them - in grave danger pete zervakis explains how local groups are working to
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firefighters say in the event of a house fire -- you've only got about 2 minutes to get out. that's why a smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death... it really gives the occupants inside an early warning an early start on attacking the fire also means firefifghters have a better chance to save the building... especially newer residences built with modern materials. the furnishings are more synthetic and flammable and produce a lot of nasty us actually turn into fuel as they burn about 6 percent of homes lack a working smoke alarm. but those residences... account for about half of all fire-related deaths across the country. that's why 10- thousand alarms have been handed out across the state as part of a partnership american red cross and the wisconsin smoke alarm and fire education coalition. we get to do something proactive firefighters are now tasked with getting them to into homes with young children...
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of dying in a fire. they're also targeting low income residences. when you're trying to figure out are you going to put food on the table, or can you buy insurance for your car, the smoke detector falls to the bottom of the list organizers are also calling on families across wisconsin to practice a fire escape plan they can use at home in the event of an emergency. in pewaukee, pz, tmj4 to find out how to get a smoke alarm - head to and click on this story page. the milwaukee county medical examiner's office investigating a suspicious death of a one month old baby. the incident happened saturday night, in a home, near 54th street and north avenue. police say the mother was sleeping with the baby and her body slouched down onto the infant-- causing the baby to lose consciousness.the mother was believed to be under the influence of narcotics. traffic alert this afternoon--
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project will be wrapped up - and the street will be re-opened - by this evening's commute. the state has awarded emergency grants for northern wisconsin homeowners in need of repairs after flooding caused widespread damage in july.the state department of administration has made two- point-35 million dollars available for low- to moderate- income households.officials say many of those affected did not have flood insurance. people can apply for grants through december 2017. not looking that great outside but more rain in the forecast. meteorologist brian gotter in the weather center with the latest. this morning was mostly cloudy and cool with patchy fog and lows in the mid 50s, but lower
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partly cloudy and warmer with highs near 70, a se breeze, and low humidityhe pick day of the week! tonight with lows near 60 and patchy fog. more news nowa court hearing today for the two girls accused of stabbing another girl to please fictional character "slender man."the hearing is set for 3:30 this
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pleaded "not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect." both face charges of attempted homicide. police investigating an armed robbery this morning at the walmart, near holton and capitol drive. police say four suspects went into the store and said they had weapons.they then stole several t-v's and drove off in a minivan.police does have one person in custody and recovered the stolen televisions. they continue to search for the other three suspects. a teen from neenah critical condition after being shot several times in ohio. 18-year-old alex melchert, who just started his first year in college, was driving with a friend sunday morning.. when he pulled over to use the restroom. witnesses at the rest stop say the teen walked back to his car.. when a man on a park bench started shooting. need some help."9-1-1 call -- "and some... gentleman just shot.. about 6 shots into a car, and.. i think they need some help." neenah joint school district leaders say.. they are saddened by the
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shooting.. and their hearts.. are with the melchert family. expect long waits in line if you're heading to the kohl center this weekend for the buck's exhibition game. gate workers will be there using metal detectors. it's part of a new policy implemented this year for all events at the arena. with the new change... the kohl center gates will be open 90 minutes before the start of any events. milwaukee city leaders are proposing a new law that would eliminate questions about prior criminal history on applications for city jobs. alderwoman chantia lewis thinks " them a better shot at employment... and that the city should set an example for all other employers throughout the area. she'll announce the proposal this afternoon at city hall. blackhawk technical college in janesville is cutting jobs and's part of an effort to fill an 400-thousand dollar budget shortfall and address declining enrollment. under the restructuring, 12 positions are being eliminated and six vacant positions will not be filled. the packers will be part of an
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linebacker jake ryan will lead techers through the roll out of visa's financial football curriculum. the goal is to find a way to engage students.. while teaching them money management skills. organizers spent yesterday preparing for the event. traditional history course." "..but it helps kids kind of learn the economics behind some of the great events that have occurred. the great depression, even the colonial period. that kind of thing, so the idea is to use that to inject some economics into a traditional history course." packers president and ceo mark murphy will present the excellence in teaching awards during lunch. the milwaukee brewers held a end of season news conference today at miller park. their entire coaching staff will return for the 2017 season, giving the rebuilding franchise stability in the clubhouse.the brewers performed slightly above expectations, ending the season in fourth place in the national league central but missing the play-offs for the fifth year in the row.our sports anchors will have more information on our evening
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still ahead... put on hold.why the public opening of prince's paisley park could be delayed and when tours were set to start. then... home explosion. the noise firefighters and police officers say they heard right before the house
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category four hurricane matthew slammed into haiti's southwestern coast early this morning.officials say one man has drowned as a result of this storm -- raising matthew's death toll to at least threatening floods, landslides and sustained winds up to 145 miles per hour are expected. organizations are standing by to begin emergency relief. meteorologist brian gotter joins us now with a look at
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this morning was mostly cloudy and cool with patchy fog and lows in the mid 50s, but lower 60s along the lake. today is partly cloudy and warmer with highs ne and low humidityhe pick day of the week! clouds increase tonight with lows near 60 and patchy fog.clouds, and humidity return on wednesday with scattered midday showers,
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lower 70s. thursday remains warm and humid with highs in the lower 70s, but t'showers are likely in the afternoon ahead of a cold front that moves through thursday night. heavier rain is likely thursday night, and friday continues to showers with highs in the lower 60s. the weekend is sunny, but very cool with highs in the 50s, and lows in
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the public opening of prince's suburban minneapolis estate and studio complex scheduled for this week-- could be delayed because the city council hasn't approved a rezoning request.several council members said they needed more time to study the impact of opening paisley park as a museum.paisley park tours
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accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in april. two houses have been flattened after one exploded and caught fire after a gas leak this morning in new jersey. authorities say they received a report of a gas odor and heard gas hissing from one of the homes it's still not clear if anyone was injured in the blast. the cause of the explosion is under investigation. for your health-- a lot of research has been done on the benefits of saving stem cells from a baby's umbilical cord.. but t the same cells can be taken from a child's tooth that falls out or from a wisdom tooth.haley hernandez explains. "well let's take a look..."a couple weeks ago 19-year-old sydney addicks had her wisdom teeth removed--- and saved---- in case of an emergency."you can possibly lose your feet, your hands, your arms"addicks has type one diabetes, an illness that affects pancreatic function.she depends on daily injections and is at risk for a list of health complications."maybe
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diabetes"doctor donald cohen believes science is close to reversing her problems through stem cell treatments"we could provide her with her own cells so therefore we avoid any rejection type phenomenon and give her cells that will actually replicate her pancreatic function"parents of patients like sydney now have options to store their kids baby or wisdom teeth.... "how this works-- at a dentist office like dr. cohen's, when they extract a tooth, they can preserve solution, and ship it off. other companies send a kit to your home and you are responsible for getting it to them."these at-home kits like store-a-tooth say the teeth need to be in tact to salvage stem cells... or they recommend taking it to your dentist.dr. cohen says he thinks trained professionals are best at professionals are best at handling this process.... although, right now, laws prohibit patients from getting injections of stem cells within the united states... "are they going to clone people? that is a fear.
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have to have ethical parameters, we have to make sure that we can police research places"so all of this shipping, storing, saving stem cells costing $850 to $2500 plus an annual storage fee... is only preparing for what ?could? be allowed in the future... when science may be able to use this to grow organs that patients desperately need. coming up... new devices.the announcement google is its new smartphones. and -- headed to court. what apple is asking the u-s supreme court to do as it continues to deal with a patent dispute with
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russ: i've travelled over 50,000 miles all across wisconsin - listening to people, hearing their stories. a lot of folks are business owners and entrepreneurs. they tell me how hard it is to grow a business in today's economy. so together, we came up with the badger innovation plan. a plan to help wisconsin businesses grow through expanded access to high-speed broadband, better job training and fair trade. because we need to export wisconsin products,
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apple is taking its long-running patent dispute with samsung to the supreme court.the tech giant is asking the court to uphold a jury's award for damages against 2012-- a jury trial found samsung had infringed on six different apple patents... and awarded apple one billion dollars in appeals court reduced the award to 548-million dollars in samsung is now questioning whether it has to pay the full amount. google is expected to take the wraps off new smartphones today.the company is holding an event in san francisco, where it could show off two devices under the "pixel" brand, replacing its nexus line.they could cost more than $600, at the high end of the market where the iphone dominates. google may also unveil a digital home assistant to compete with amazon's echo and a virtual
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approaching and that means for many.. preparing a big meal. and this year you can get some help with thanksgiving from martha stewart. the homemaker is offering a thanksgiving dinner that comes in a box. it' features everything your need like step by step recipes and pre portioned ingredients. the meal feeds up to 14 people. coming up... a warning for those searching for a nanny job. the risk that comes when looking online and how it served an important lesson for one college student.
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a warning for those of you searching for a baby sitting or nanny job online.when you hire someone to watch your child.. chances are you do your homework... background checks, research... but there's a risk.the same goes for those looking to work for a family.and one college student in washington d.c. learned an expensive lesson.
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delany turner is a sophomore in college....and like many students... she wants to make money.she spent the summer working as a nanny but wanted more hours"i signed up through care dot com and that's how i found the first family i nannied."an online service that connects families with caregivers like delany... since it worked so well the first time, she decided to stick with the website to look for another family!"this one family contacted me" she got an email from someone claiming to be a military mom who was moving from norway to the united states the email described the job in detail - and told delany she would be receiving money in advance. "she was going to send me a check"delany received a cashiers check for one- thousand 950-dollars.and it came with instructions-deposit the check and deduct her wages - 350-and the email emphasized in the text messages the remaining 16-hundred to be deposited as cash."no big deal they're moving from europe"it
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delany's bank account was drained after the cashier's check bounced."i was just shocked" delany is not alone. the federal trade commission told us since january 2015 complaints.most involving caregivers targeted by someone seeking childcare or nanny services.this is not the first time we've interviewed a victim who used care dot com to find work.we asked the website if it has added any additional security measures... it said in part..."...((it)) has implemented a number of features, including: proactive email communications to caregivers on our site with tips on how to spot and avoid scams...resources on how to
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all communications....and fraud detection tools to create a safer environment... ." there was a police investigation into this scam and in the end delany's account was made whole. however, the scam artists were never found. live at 12:30 is up next-- confusion. why some wisconsin voters were concerned they weren't registered to vote in the november election. also... uncovered what some newly about voter i-d's at several ?happy music? [bus honks] about voter i-d's at several d-m-v offices. d-m-v offices. mom avo: as a working mom, i need after-school snacks to be easy. so, snack time is now us time.
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thanks for joining us this afternoon. i'm vince vitrano. if you're just joining us-- stories today. newsradio 620 wtmj's charlie sykes announced he is hanging up the headphones. sykes shared the news with listeners this morning. he's hosted mid-day with charlie sykes for more than two decades...and in his early sixties... he says its time to move on.sykes also hosts sunday insight on today's tmj4. he'll remain on 620 through the end of the two girls are still recovering after being attacked by two dogs last week in brown deer. police will hold a news conference at one this


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