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now at noon -- headed to trial. the man accused of a tragic drunk driving crash that claimed two lives... in court this morning. levi ruohonen is accused of killing a father and daughter in a drunk-driving crash last month. a court commissioner in racine county this morning decided there is enough evidence to put him on trial. pete zervakis reports. now out of custody, levi ruohonen appeared in street clothes and said very little in court ruohonen waived a preliminary hearing this morning. then entered three not guilty pleas. he's charged
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intoxicated use of a vehicle... and one of o-w-i causing injury. anyone make any threats or promises force you to waive the hearing? no in a criminal complaint... investigators allege ruohonen was drunk... speeding in a pickup truck on four mile road in caledonia... when he smashed into the back of a sedan stopped and waiting to turn left. inside the vehicle... 39-year old kevin dalley was killed. so was his 9-year old daughter emily. a second daughter - just six - was injured but surviv ruohonen's attorney didn't speak on camera following the hearing. saying only this is a tragic case. ruohonen is due back in court on january 27. in racine county pz tmj4 the six year old who survived the crash is doing okay. there is a memorial fund page to help the family... a mother now left raising two daughters on her own. to weather now-- colder air moving in-- with temperatures
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brian gotter in the weather
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the investigation continues into the deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california.amid the tremendous grief, there are at least some answers emerging from the fire at the ghostship warehouse... that claimed the lives of 36 people. a possible source by the a-t-f... a refrigerator at the back of the building. engulf my space. "by the time i got the doors open, it was just...flames were starting to engulf my space. investigators say the search for more victims is over. the fire is considered to be one of the city's deadliest building fires on record. a criminal investigation team is on site. steady rains are helping drown the last of the tennessee
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mountains. 14 people were killed as a result of the fires near gatlinburg tennessee.. which sparked november 28-th. more than 17- hundred structures were damaged or destroyed.residents are being allowed to return.a curfew is expected to be put in place. help is on the way for thousands of people left homeless after the fires. a group in northeast wisconsin is sending some comfort to victims.. this holiday season. folks in algoma are gathering at "the quilted fish" this week-- making quilts and pillowcases for victims living in shelters. a tragic place." "they don't expect anything but hopefully it will bring them a little joy for the holiday even though that's kind of a tragic place." owner mary stewart came-up with the idea... after talking to her friend who's working at a shelter in tennessee. speedway is looking to hire more than 150 new employees across the badger state. it
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customer service reps and food service specialists. it's hosting open interviews at dozens of store locations today until three this afternoon. we've got a full list of those stores in the links section of tmj four dot com. harley-davidson is also hiring. the milwaukee motorcycle maker looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions for 20-17.they're holding a hiring event tomorrow at nine a-m--- at the wisconsin regional training partnership building, near 38th and wisconsin. university of wisconsin system employees could get a pay raise.the board of regents will consider two years of two- percent raises at its meeting tomorrow.the increases are an effort to reduce the faculty turnover rate.the system-wide raises would not be funded by tuition dollars, but instead by the state. the university of wisconsin law school notified more than 12-hundred former applicants that they could be at risk of identity theft.it's because the school's database was hacked. the university says
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compromised. the law school has taken down the affected server as a result and added a firewall to better protect that data. a kenosha health center could face a federal investigation, if the city council gets its way.it comes after the kenosha community health center- a private company- chose not to appear in front of the city council.the executive director says they aren't required to answer questions in a public forum, even if they do take taxpayer funding.kenosha al city needs the center, but the council has questions they need answered. the federal government. 16.39.28-16.39.40"this isn't something i do lightly, i know it's not something my colleagues wanted to do, took lightly,m but we're kind of backed into a corner. we have no choice. something is going on there and the only place that can answer the questions is federal government.the resolution was shared with the health resources and service administration, who will now decide if it will launch an investigation.
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classes 15 minutes earlier. instead of 7:15... they'd like to start at 7 a-m.it's an idea that has raised a lot of concern.just two years ago... the american academy of pediatrics issued a policy statement -- urging schools to start no earlier than 8:30. the district says the change was proposed to allow for more professional development days for teachers -- and help the district bus more students. a district spokeswoman says if anything it wouldn't happen until the 2018-2019 school year still ahead. forces-- the four social media companies looking to put an end to terror content. then... the united statesi've always said that we're not the heroes, they're the heroes, they gave the ultimate, their life for the united states75 years later--- the pearl harbor attacks-- what veterans are saying about that day in history and how they're moving
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the c-e-o's of a-t-and-t and time warner at capitol hill today to try to sell their 85 billion dollar merger at a senate hearing.they claim the deal will give consumers a new and innovative experience.but critics say the merger, which combines the media giant with the nation's second-largest telecom company, would raise potential antitrust issues. changes coming to the wisconsin gas building's iconic weather forecasting flame. rather than manually changing the colors of the
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signals will stay the same. when the flame is red, it's warm weather ahead. when the flame is gold, watch out for cold. when the flame is blue, there's no change in view." when there's a flickering flame, expect snow or rain." meteorologist brian gotter joins us now with a look at
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today marks the 75th anniversary of the devastating attack on pearl harbor -- an event that changed the course of history.more than 2- thousand americans soldiers and sailors died.another one- reports-- the remaining survivors are gathering to commemorate the day. "we have witnessed this morning... a severe bombing of pearl harbor by enemy planes." it's the moment that ushered the united states into world war 2...and for many.. the same moment when "the greatest generation" was born. "yesterday, december 7, 1941,
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infamy."the surprise attack at pearl harbor killed more than 24-hundred americans...nearly half were aboard the u-s-s arizona. "remember the men. you know, i lost a lot of good buddies."that day... 335 men made it off the arizona. only 5 are alive today... 4 of them making the long trip to hawaii... to pay their respects... ud of friends and relatives.jf: has this year's anniversary been especially meaningful?lc: well all the anniversaries are meaningful because remember we lost 1,177 shipmates in about 9 minutes.after the attack... conter became a pilot... a decorated military career that spanned 28 years. twice... he was shot down... yet... those who died at pearl harbor... are the ones who fit his definition of bravery. i've always said that we're not the heroes, they're the heroes, they gave the ultimate, their life, for the united states
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95-year-old stuart hedley... who served on the u-s-s west virginia... the 75-year-old memories... remain as vivid as ever. "we took a direct bomb hit through the left side, killing 11 men. and the only reason i'm here today is the shell never exploded."from the moment their planes touch down on this island...these humble survivors are receiving the praise... they so richly deserve.the oldest is ray chavez... "keep breathin'"who at age 104... still works out twice a week. "nice! you maybe you'll go to the 80th anniversary?" "if i can walk, i'll go!"dedication to country... that has not faded with time. nat: "go army." the survivors have attended a number of ceremonies this week and more events are planned for today.governor scott walker ordered the u-s flag and wisconsin flag to be flown at half-staff.he also proclaimed today as "pearl harbor remembrance day." coming up... working
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to do to identify and remove terror content online. and -- "sometimes it looks just like the scanner that's already on the machine itself. sometimes it's literally a wire on the back of a machine." protecting your money--- what you should look for the next time you go
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facebook-- google-- twitter and microsoft are joining forces to take down terror content. the tech giants recently announced they are
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identify extremist content through a digital hash-- which is like a digital watermark. the idea is that by sharing these hashes in a global database with their partners-- it will be easier to identify and remove any terror content online.the four companies signed a voluntery pledge earlier this year-- saying they would work to remove terror content within 24 hours. new billboards in milwaukee are hoping to put the breaks on the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. the billboards encourage parents to speak with their children t those drugs.you see them up for at least the next couple of months. you'll soon see aurora healthcare clinics in some walgreen's stores in southeast wisconsin. there'll be a total of eight locations, five of them in our area... mequon, milwaukee, south milwaukee, wauwatosa and brookfield. three more clinics will open in other area walgreens stores in the spring. thieves are always looking to steal your money and valuables and the holiday season is no
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the country-- including here in wisconsin. as skyler henry reports-- as holiday shoppers get cash, they're less likely to pay attention and are targeted for their money. with every swipe, there's a possible swindle... "they're targeting the times when people -- there's a lot of people out, a lot of people using people money." spending money and ?paying? little attention. "they go state to state, all up and down the east coast, west coast and throughout the entire united states of america." class stavros kalambihis with the harford county sheriff's office says thieves who use skimmers to get their next dollar."it's not the businesses who are really at fault. they have great surveillance cameras. they have great attendants who will really be on the up and up and keep an eye on things in their stores." most recently, investigators are looking for this man who's accused of stealing information from a victim's bank card in november. "deputies with the harford county sheriff's office say skimmers can range from low budget to very sophisticated, that's why they say whenever
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machine or make sure that there are blockers in place." "sometimes it looks just like the scanner that's already on the machine itself. sometimes it's literally a wire on the back of a machine." a-t-m users say it's scary. "it's disturbing certainly during this time of year especially." as shoppers head to stores this holiday season, deputies are warning them to watch their wallets and their bank statements. "a quick shake on the card skimmer, itselfe show that it does not move at all and if it starts to move more than it should, just leave it if you feel like you need to grab an extra few bucks, go to a place that sees a lot of foot traffic ?or? actually withdraw money from inside your bank... coming up... getting some upgrades-- the changes expected to be made at summerfest over the next few years. and -- expensive holiday purchase-- how much one person paid for a christmas tree and why it may
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as low as five dollars and prescription drug coverage. network health. we're person to person. break three check out these new pictures of saturn.they are from nasa's cassini spacecraft.. which is on a mission to study the ringed planet.the pictures here... were taken using four different filters.the next pass by the rings' outer edges is planned for december 11th. the mission will end in september, when cassini will get ready to see some big changes to summerfest in a couple of years. the official announcement isn't happening until thursday.. but we're getting a hint from the summerfest president and c-e-o. don smiley says a 10 year agreement has been reached to bring new audio/visual features.. and major renovations will happen to henry maier festival park come 20-18. a christmas tree... with a price tag of a-thousand bucks! it's not a myth, that's how
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village neighborhood.the business also has less expensive trees, including some small ones for less than 60-dollars.this is how a salesman who works there justified the four-digit price tag. pay for their water.""you have to consider the weather five years ago, seven years ago, 10 years ago. you hear every summer about the droughts but you don't think about that come christmas time when you're buying a christmas tree. these guys have to pay for their water."the tree that sold. a friendly remember -- you can buy a macc star and help cure childhood cancer. the 2016 today's tmj4 macc star was designed by bailey dove. the theme is "shave away cancer". the star costs 10 dollars and is available at balistreri sendik's food markets and buddy squirrel stores. live at 12:30 is up next-- mercury scare-- a green bay elementary school shuts down-- when classes are expected to
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an afternoon. i'm vince vitrano. if you're just joining us-- here's a look at your top stories today. the man accused of a drunk-driving crash that killed a father and daughter in racine county last month has been bound over for trial. 25-year old levi ruohonen waived a preliminary hearing this morning. investigators allege ruohonen was drunk and speeding - when he smashed into 39-year old kevin dalley's sedan in caledonia. dalley was killed and so was

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