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>> did he know? >> yes, my understanding is that he has a phone call arranged tonight with his mom. >> his mom has fought for years for her sons freedom. this is a big deal. kathy: they should not be making plans for a 90 day release. >> we don't know. his lawyer says he does not know where what will happen. he is likely to remain in custody as the state retries him. kathy: thank you. wisn 12 news' nick bohr is in the newsroom. nick, you spent days covering the dassey trial a decade ago. this new decision overturning that verdict is detailed in extensive court documents. >> right, patrick. the ruling is from federal judge william duffin based here in milwaukee. it is thick. it's 91 pages long and makes a compelling argument that dassey's confession was a
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rights of due process and against self-incrimination. i will highlight a few quotes for you. judge duffin concludes the state appeals court made a mistake in denying dassey's appeal. he writes, "the state courts unreasonably found that the investigators never made dassey any promises during the march 1, 2006 interrogation. the investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on october 31 and assured dassey that he had nothing to worry about. these repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered dassey's confession involuntary." that is a quote. judge duffin is also highly critical of dassey's lawyer len kachinsky calling his "misconduct in defending dassey indefensible." but, that alone duffin ruled would not have been enough to
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in the end, duffin maintains it's the unconstitutional questioning of dassey that makes his conviction invalid. he threw it out. the bottom line the state , department of justice has 90 days to file new charges against dassey or release him. however they could appeal the , federal judge's decision as well. that too would keep dassey locked up beyond the 90 days. that is a story we will continue to follow. patrick: thank you. wisn 12 news reached out to the wisconsin attorney general's office for comment. we're told they're going through the e' the avery/dassey case has a long and complicated history. here's a brief overview. in 1985, avery was convicted of a sexual assault. he served 18 years in prison before new dna testing exonerated him. he was released in 2003. two years later, teresa halbach disappeared. she was last seen on the avery salvage yard where she was hired to take pictures for auto trader magazine. a short time later, avery was charged with her murder. after the weeks-long trial in march of 2007, a jury found avery guilty of the murder.
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of parole. his nephew, brendan dassey, was convicted in a separate trial, accused of helping avery commit the crime. we sent out a breaking news alert as soon as we learned of this developing story. to get alerts sent right to your phone, just download the free, wisn 12 news mobile app. kathy: to the weather now. rain is coming down like cats and dogs for some of you. other areas are seeing sunshine. mark, we do have to be aware of street flooding this evening? mark: where we get this, especially urban areas, where it is coming down fast and furious. we had that in brookfield, elm grove, and while it toasts her, but overall, it is a welcome rain. we have had some interesting clouds around the area. you can see the rain working into downtown milwaukee right now. you see a lot of green, some
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counties seeing nothing but sunshine. let's take you to milwaukee, where it is a general windfall -- rainfall. everything is crawling along, northeast at 5-10 miles per hour. heavy rain in dodge county. if you are headed out, grab a number 11. temperatures in the 70's, still sticky. we will look at the rest of your forecast, coming up. kathy: milwaukee police are looking for the hit and run driver who killed a 64-year-old milwaukee woman last night as she walked in a crosswalk at 91st and appleton. mary wills was heading to her third shift job at the silver spring walmart around 9:00 last night when police say a small black suv struck her. responding officers and paramedics tried to save her , but she died on the scene. her longtime partner winfield gaylor tells 12 news he'd worried about her making the mile-long walk to work at night but she liked doing it. ,>> i just hope that they catch
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like this. she is a beautiful person. i love her very much. kathy: police are looking for a small black suv with front end damage. anyone with information is asked to call milwaukee police. patrick: new at 5:00, two separate crashes involving local police cars. this afternoon, a milwaukee officer was injured in a crash near martin luther king drive and clarke. we're told his injuries are not serious. it's still not clear what led up to the crash. involved in a crash near mallory and packard around 10:30 this morning. several agencies were called for back up in a chase involving several stolen vehicles. the cudahy squad crashed with a car that was not involved in the chase. no one was hurt. as for the stolen cars, six people were arrested. >> it has been a living nightmare. kathy: tears of relief from one
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home. excusively on wisn 12 news tonight mike anderson has the , tearful reunion and how our crew actually helped make it happen. >> [indiscernible] >> but diane taylor reuniting with her grandson sean colon says he nearly gave her a heart attack after he went missing all night. >> it has been a living nightmare. >> milwaukee police sent 12 news and when we drove to the neighborhood at 28th and glendale a neighbor asked us , what was going on. we showed michael terrell the picture and he recognized him , right away. we sent him to the police. >> i know where that little boy is at. >> you do? >> lieutenant james olson and his team took it from there. >> you guys came to us and said this guy might know something. we greatly appreciate it.
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he was. >> fortunately that was just a short distance away. is somebody missing? who is missing? what is going on? >> it turns out that sean fell asleep playing video games at a friend's house. >> i never want to go through this again. >> police tell us they wish all their cases where there is a missing child would turn out like this one. kathy: absolutely true. promising his grandmother he won't scare her like that again. new information on the death of a boy in sheboygan falls. take a look at these pictures of two-year-old dexter kinateder just given to us by his family. dexter's mother, katie, is charged with his murder. the kinateder family also released a statement thanking the public. it also say dexter was a loving little boy who always had a smile on his face and a big belly laugh to share. patrick: in commitment 2016, donald trump plans to return to wisconsin next week. the republican presidential
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fundraisers on tuesday, including one in milwaukee. the campaign has not released details of the events. trump campaigned in green bay last week and his running mate , mike pence has made three stops in wisconsin the past two weeks, including one in milwaukee last night. on the campaign trail, the focus remains on trumps controversial claim that president obama and hillary clinton founded isis. trump has repeated the claim during events and interviews over two days. today, he indicated it was just a joke. sarcastic, but now they are analyzing. did i really mean that? how could i really say that? these people are the lowest form of life. patrick: more than $10.5. that's how much hillary clinton and her husband, former president bill clinton, earned in 2015. the democratic presidential nominee released her tax returns today, upping the pressure on trump to release his. he has said he can't, because he's being audited by the irs.
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to his financial secrets, it is going to lead to a lot of suspicion and allow people to assume the worst. patrick: trump has said he will make them public after the irs completes its audit. all major u.s. presidential candidates in modern history have released their returns. kathy: new at 5:00, an 18-year-old is facing felony charges, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. police say tyler bartelt followed the girl while she was walking her dog. she was staying at the motel six off bluemound road in brookfield followed her down the street and assaulted her. bartelt faces up to 40 years in prison, if convicted. police are looking into how an suv side swiped a building in west allis. this was the scene this morning near 59th and national. get this, the building is owned by quinn auto body. we called there today. there was no answer. no word on whether anyone was hurt. patrick: the packers officially kick-off the preseason in less than at lambeau field.
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field. stephen, there's a lot of anticipation for tonight's game. stephen: i can tell you this, football will be played tonight. the field looks good. lambeau field is electric. fans are filing in. they just got let into the game. it is less than two hours away from kickoff. ted thompson said earlier this week that it will be a fun one to watch these rookie guys as they head out the tunnel for uniform. the stadium is expected to be loud. the pressure intensifies as many players hope to make an impression on ted thompson, mike, and the rest of the packers coaches. all six drop-kicks will see the field tonight, and needless to say they have been driving of this moment for a long time. >> it will be unreal. the fans are always crazy whether it is a practice or a game. extra intensity.
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playing the first game of the year. growing up, you always watch that first game, the kick off the season, so to be on the big stage is pretty cool. stephen: we are still waiting to hear from the packers for their official and active list, coming up 90 minutes prior to kickoff. we don't expect to see aaron rodgers, clay matthews, no peppers, no lacy, still no jordy. but these next few games are all about filling out the bottom part of the roster. it begins tonight against the browns. patrick: still ahead, a spike in the cost of school supplies. kathy: the pricetag families are facing this back to school season and how it compares to years past, coming up. patrick: then, a celebration of bacon. the cooking competition that had two of our colleagues showing off their baking skills at the state fair. kathy: and swedish fish and oreos, great alone, but
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edition cookie that has everyone talking. mark: the rain won't last all weekend. i wi ? ? the ford freedom sales event is on! our biggest event of the year just got better! ? ? announcing zero for seventy-two across the entire lineup of ford cars, trucks and suvs. plus, tagged vehicles now get a thousand smart bonus. that's freedom from interest... and freedom to choose with ford. america's best selling brand. now get 0% financing for 72 months across the entire ford lineup,
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feingold: that's my grandfather with a brand new truck. it was one of the first to come out of this plant in 1923. but today, too many good manufacturing jobs are shipped away because of a tax code that actually rewards companies for exporting jobs. let's close the corporate loopholes- that will save taxpayer money and help business create jobs here.
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need an economy that works only for ceos,
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patrick: we're following breaking news. a bombshell decision from a federal judge, overturning the murder conviction of brendan dassey. dassey, along with his uncle, steven avery, were convicted of the murder of teresa halbach in 2005. the judge has ordered dassey be released from prison within the next 90 days unless the state re-begins the process to try him. we'll have continuing coverage tonight at 6:00 and 10:00. now to a frightening experience in the sky. kathy: emergency landing, after turbulence sends passengers flying out of their seats. the plane was heading for boston from sacramento. after running into bad weather, the pilot made an emergency landing in rapid city, south dakota. passengers say it was a flight they'll never forget. >> all of a sudden it was quite a big shake. he said, whoa. and right after that there was a drop. >> boom.
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>> i thought that was it. i thought we were going down, i really did. kathy: 24 people were rushed to the hospital. everyone in pain after that flight has now been released. another plane returned passengers to sacramento early this morning. patrick: coming up new tonight on wisn 12 news at 6:00. he's accused of tweeting a photo of a ballot on election day. why this video could play a key role in determining whether the man who challenged house speaker paul ryan, could face legal trouble. 12 news is there for the touching moment. see this exclusive story tonight at 6:00. back to school shopping is in full swing. for retailers, this is the second busiest time of the year behind the holidays. wisn 12 news tim elliott caught up with a local family as they made their way through their checklist. >> they have made their list, and now they are checking it twice. >> how many do you need? >> elizabeth callahan is helping her two sons, nick and sean, gear up for the new school year. >> the school just sends out a piece of paper that has the stuff that we need. >> for most families, it's an annual tradition.
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minute, sometimes the day before. we aren't usually prepared. >> and this year, the cost is going up. according to the national retail federation, the average family will spend $673 on back to school shopping in 2016. compare that to $630 last year. and total spending for back to school, including college, is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, up from last year's $68 billion. >> pens and pencils and markers and notebooks and here, calculators. >> now according to the national retail federation, families will spend most of their back to school budget on things like clothes and electronics. >> our guests are out in droves . we are right in the middle of back to school right now, really feeling the movement. >> for callahans, the hunt is on for the next item. >> a lot of glue sticks. >> because they know that being prepared is the key to success in life and in the classroom. in milwaukee, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. patrick: the national retail federations says the increase in spending this year can be
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children. baking with bacon, a sizzling competition at the state fair. kathy: and wisn 12 meteorologists sally severson and lindsey slater compete in the celebrity cooking competition. the event is part of patrick cudahy day. teams had to create three recipes using apple-wood smoked bacon and meat. wisn made it to the final round against cbs let's take a look. 58. >> i feel like i'm going to be sick. >> cudhay's competition is wisn 12. patrick: congratulations. kathy: congratulations sally and lindsey. their winning dessert was a bacon brownie with honey.
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state fair? kathy: how does that happen. mark: she is a baking machine. we will have something shortly. in the meantime, we have to deal with rain, which is not necessarily bad. i know patrick is smiling. his grasses growing again. -- grass is growing again. we have some pockets of blue. how about a little rain? some of you got rain last ni franklin looking ominous, 80 degrees. discovery world, downtown milwaukee, some rain working through. 74 lambeau field are clouds in the area. can't rollout a shower during the game, but most of the game will be dry in green bay. the biggest thunderstorms are to the south of us. we have had some pockets of really heavy rain. that is still possible as we head into the evening.
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du lac county. this is just a light rain, not much more than drizzle. sheboygan, sheboygan falls, random lake, extending into fond du lac and out towards ribbon. -- written you have been getting hit hard. along i've 41 and highway 45 south of west bend into jackson. you have had pockets parts of waukesha, east of waukesha, elm grove, up to butler, and light rain in milwaukee right now. let's talk about who got what and who did not get a lot of anything. a fair amount of rain file -- the last night in racine, walworth, and kenosha counties. we have a few areas picking up a lot this afternoon come especially around mayville, 2.3 inches of rain. hartford got hit hard.
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grove, not far from brookfield, 1.1 inches of needed rain. this is nice news. that flash flood watch is canceled. the ground can take a lot of rain. it does not look like we will see it heavy and of to create any flooding issues. that does not mean we will have minor problems. that could be the case. we have rain in the forecast most of the shower in the morning, then we clear it out. by the afternoon, partly sunny skies, passing sprinkle, but looking pretty good. less humidity. 82 on saturday and sunday, still sticky, so the best day will be sunday. if you are traveling around the state, we are looking good, or maybe chicago, some rain early on there. images around 80 degrees. sunday will be less humid.
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scattered showers will end overnight curates on breakthrough as the day goes on. -- into overnight. some breakthrough as the day goes on. 82 on monday. if you did not get the rain you were hoping for, there is not a great chance we will see much of that in this forecast as we are drive for the next seven days and temperatures stay warm. we got to 80 again today. kathy: thanks, mark. coming up on wisn 12, eating breakfast with olympic gymnasts. patrick: the athletes featured on the side of your cereal box. kathy: plus, a treat you don't
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patrick: in rio, straight to a box of cereal. kathy: the u.s. women's gymnastic team will soon be coming to your kitchen. kellogg's announced today special k will feature a photo of the team on their special k red berries. simone biles will be featured on one side of the limited edition box. biles won the women's all-around gold last night. the final five will be on the other. the gymnasts gave themselves the final five nickname, to honor
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yourself, you know what this twinkie needs, to be deep-fried. you're in luck. patrick: walmart is now selling frozen, deep-fried twinkies. they come in two flavors, original golden and chocolate. they're already available at some stores. the full, nationwide rollout will happen next tuesday. one deep-fried twinkie has nine grams of fat and 220 calories. kathy: another very sweet treat has a lot of people talking tonight. swedish fish oreo's. the limited edition offering by nabisco combines the classic chocolate cookie with a swedish fish flavored filling. they're rolling out nationwide this week only at kroger stores,
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patrick: football is back in green bay tonight. you're taking a live look inside lambeau field. the packers are getting ready to take on the cleveland browns in the first pre-season game of the year. kickoff against the browns is at 7:00. kathy: is not going to be raining out there? mark: it will be all right. it may be a passing show. better chance of rain in southeast wisconsin. there are more rolling in. it most of the area getting a
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of heavy rain in jefferson county. that will work its way to the east, so more rain moving in. patrick: world news is next. tonight, several breaking stories as we come on the air. the deadly flash floods. vehicles swept away. and now flood alerts from new mexico to new england. and now the heat. it will feel above 100 in much of the country this weekend. night, a crash on an american highway. a tractor-trailer crashing into a van. a mom driving members of a sports team. the two air emergencies. a deadly plane crash. w.vestigators on the scene right and the midair scare -- jetblue passengers hitting severe turbulence. dozens rushed to the hospital. donald trump declaring president obama was the founder of isis. tonight saying he was being sarcastic. hillary clinton releasing her taxes, asking trump where


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