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it's how a presidential candidate acts. that's what's m >> his death triggered unrest in milwaukee. now family and friends are laying sylville smith to rest. the high-profile guest attending his funeral today. >> and chaos in a wisconsin neighborhood after a home explosion. the injuries we're learning about this morning as out how it happened. >> first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look outside. a quiet and less humid morning but rain is on the horizon. we're tracking when you might need an umbrella. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this friday, august 26th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is
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good morning, jeremy. >> good morning. no threat of rain on this friday. the temperatures are tolerable. 56 degrees in sheboygan. and 50s in beaver dam and madison and a lot of lower to mid 60s in southeast wisconsin. have your sunglasses read you to we have have a suntastic start to the morning. seasonal day and the highs in the upper 70s. we talk more about the weekend. it has rain coming up. >> when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or tablet. >> it's been nearly two weeks since a police shooting that sparked unrest and violence in milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. this morning, family and friends will say goodbye to the man who was shot and killed.
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a milwaukee police officer shot and killed smith after reportedly running from a traffic stop. investigators say smith was carrying a stolen gun at the time. today's funeral will be at christian faith fellowship church near 86th and good hope. reverend jesse jackson is expected to be there to deliver the eulogy. >> also later today, a hit and run victim will be laid to rest. 22-year-old tyann bunch was hit by a car tuesday night on fond du lac avenue. tn scene in a cadillac deville. bunch's mother is asking them to come forward to explain what happened. the funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. at bethel tabernacle worship. >> developing overnight, a two-year-old boy is found dead in milwaukee. the medical examiner's office was called to a home near 14th and finn on milwaukee's north side. police tell wisn 12 news that a child died there last night. police say the toddler was found unresponsive after his mother
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madison. tim, you're learning new information this morning. >> i was texting a friend and he says i heard an explosion and his house shook. a man is in the hospital right now fighting for his life. a home in fitchburg just south of madison exploded last night. three houses in the neighborhood have major structural damage. 23 others have minor or moderate damage. to find out what caused the explosion. they say it does not appear suspicious. fire officials say there's debris up to half a mile from the scene. the explosion happened just one block from a major road in the area. officials are hoping to open the road this morning. ben, back to you. >> new information this morning on a shooting that happened yesterday near 29th and wisconsin. police tell wisn 12 news a 20-year-old man is in critical
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and a 23-year-old man is under arrest. police say those two men were in a car together. they reportedly shot at people in another vehicle. police are still looking for the people in the other car. >> milwaukee's catholic community is remembering a local nun who was killed in mississippi. two nuns were found dead in their home in durant, mississippi, a poor, rural area. they had been working there for more than 30 years. police in mississippi say someone broke into the nuns' home overnight yesterday and stabbed them both. was later found. sister margaret held grew up in slinger and joined milwaukee's school sisters of saint francis. both nuns worked as nurse practitioners often treating people for free in rural mississippi. >> looking ahead, there's a deadline fast approaching for steven avery who's serving life in prison for the murder of theresa halbach. avery became a household name after the netflix series making a murderer focused on the
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avery was convicted of killing halbach more than a decade ago. now, avery's attorneys have until monday to file an appeal on that decision. avery has been fighting his conviction for years. our newsroom is in contact with the manitowoc county courthouse to bring you the latest developments. wisn 12 news time now is 4:35. >> a hold-up at a gas station backfires. how the would-be victim turned the tables on a gunman and how that dangerous confrontation ended. >> and celebrati today is national dog day. the two things you can do for your pet that could end up helping your whole family. >> but first, let's take a live look outside as we head to break. it is going to be a nice one out there. jeremy nelson will tell you all about it. we made it to friday.
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>> good morning. 4:38. you are watching "12 news this morning." not much out there. clear to partly cloudy skies across southeast wisconsin.
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dew point is fairly comfortable. good morning to open the windows. statewide most locations in the 50s. we watch a 59 in madison with 68 degrees in downtown milwaukee. so a fairly mild start to the day and warming up to close to 80 degrees. a perfect day to grab a bite to don't forget the sunglasses and sun screen. we have rain in the weekend forecast coming up. >> thank you, jeremy. on to traffic watch. this is 94 at calhoun. not a lot to see out there. no incidents or accidents at this hour. drive times are all in the green. >> new this morning, a dangerous hold-up backfires in atlanta. surveillance cameras caught the
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one man pulled out a gun but his intended victim had a surprise, an even bigger gun. he pulled it out and the bullets started flying. the car's windshield ended up riddled with bullets. look at this. one woman was hurt, she's expected to be okay. >> also new this morning, a city bus falls victim to a sinkhole. officials say a water main break caused the sinkhole in phoenix. the city bus was driving through and got stuck in the giant hole. take a look here. thankfully no passengers were on board and the driver was not hurt. wisn 12 news time now is 4:40. >> let's get right to tim elliott. >> he's in the newsroom following big stories from around the world. tim? >> central italy is in shambles after a massive earthquake. days later, the shaking has not stopped. the new aftershocks that are making it even harder for first responders to search for survivors. and twisters rip through indiana. the new view we're getting of
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." 4:44, friday, august 26th. it is finally friday. this is going to be pretty nice day, jermy. it is going to be gorgeous. yesterday a little rainy and sticky. we saw the off. it is fairly comfortable out there this morning. not expecting rain today. if you want to eat outside midday or get the grill out, it is a fan tas ebbing day for that. the highs around 78 degrees.?&?- a little light lake breeze. we have a timing of rain for the start of the weekend coming up. back to you. >> right now, a massive clean-up
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after tornadoes swept through. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom with the latest damage reports. tim? >> eight tornadoes hit indiana wednesday, five of them near indianapolis. you casee on the map the colored icons show the twisters and the paths they took. five of themear kokomo was hit the hardest by those storms. right now, people whose homes were damaged or destroyed are cleaning up and they have help from neighbors, volunteers, and even strangers. they're all working together to clear broken tree branches off of roads and homes. the tornado that hit kokomo was an ef-3, t largest of wednesday's tornadoes. >> tim, thank you. >> overnight, another earthqke hit central italy this time a ?l
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to rock the area after a massive 6.2 earthquake hit on wednesday. right now the death toll stands at 267 people. more than 350 others are hurt and in hospitals. rescue crews are still searching for people who may be buried under the rubble. several villages in central italy were nearly destroyed by the quake. >> one of those aftershocks was caught on camera by a canadian news crew. they were recording when the tremor hit. no one in the crew was hurt. these are thco first responders are dealing with as they try to dig through the rubble. >> rht florida are getting ready for a heavy storm. they're preping for possible flooding and stocking up on food and other supplies. that storm is in the caribbean right now and could turn into a dangerous opical storm. even if the storm does not develop into a tropical storm. it could dump enough rain to cause flooding. >> 4:46. >> a dog has been reunited with its adopted owner after they met during a marathon. you might remember this story, gobi the marathon dog tagged along with dion leonard while he
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the dog stuck with him the whole way and leonard made plans to adopt the dog. the story spread on social media. look at him. he's looking exhausted too. but before t adoption was offici, goappeared. leonard searched for her and finally, someone found the dog. >> gobi sprinted across from the other side of the room straight up into my arms. she literally ran up my legs. she's squealing and yelping and me. >> leonard says gobi hasn't left his side since. he's planning to get a tracking chip so they won't be separated again. >> that is the best story. >> they must go on the longest walks. >> i know. i love it. >> a lot of us do this every day. but today is the day to celebrate your four-legged friend. it's national dog day, created to celebrate the role dogs play
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we cano to honor them th one day of the year. what's the most important thing you can do to celebrate your dog day? it's taking them to the vet. >> experts say in addition to regular check ups, your vet can help protect your dog from fleas and ticks, which can spread disease and also infect your home. >> to celebrate national dog day, we're sharing photos of >> and here are walter and alice. they are back home in nnesmia. th are on old married councilman. >> and we can't forget about deputy dempsey. nest a mutt. and we also have a picture of sally's lab-mix bailey.
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this is nash nelson. >> how many photos of nash on your phone? >> quite a few. >> and last but not least, here's matt salemme's dog remus. can i say that remus is how many pounds? that's a big baby. >> domestic a mastiff. >> talk about how they travel >> matt has a smart car and fills it up. so cute. i love it. >> a great day to get the pets out and exercise them today. we have dry weather in store. lately it has been warm here. august 24th days 80 or better in
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very close to 80. sun fastic conditions. the umbrella ready to start off the weekend. sunday is the pick day. 56 in sheboygan. that is a cool pocket across the area. we have lower to mid 60s from waukesha, elk horn. kenosha 65. 68 milwaukee. here is a look at the forecast for today. upper 70s for highs in most of the pockets. 77 fond du lac. downtown milwaukee and suburbs right around 78 degrees. we start with the sunshine and a few clouds arrive for the afternoon. the clouds come from down in the southwest areas of the state. mostly cloudy skies by 6:00 p.m. and dry.
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sounds of thunder and storms are likely overnight. the first batch northeast. another chance of widely scattered showers. if you have out door plans, the tricky part is there is dry time mixed in. i would say midday or afternoon we should see dry times. saturday's forecast, the on and sunday is the pick day 83. next week, the temperatures are above average. it looks like we see a chance of storms rolling in by wednesday. >> jeremy, thank you. >> new from overnight, panic at a mall in orlando. tim is looking at what set this off. tim? >> it was chaos last night at
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people were popping balloons. people were panicking and trying to escape the mall. they thought that the sound was gun fire and the balloons were part of an inspection from a restaurant opening there. this comes two months after the orlando nightclub attack and dozens of people died when a gunman opened fire there. >> thank you, tim. >> a plane crashes intoia home. two people in the plane were hurt when it crashed last night and airlifted to a hospital nearby. the home is nearly destroyed. no one was home at the time. >> in michigan, a co-pilot under arrest after the pilot called
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for the pilots. >> new this morning a teacher in washington state seems to be the victim of>> vicious attack, but now the police are saying it never happened. the shop teacher confessed of making up the story. he told the police that someone came into the classroom and hit him on the head and choked him with another teacher found him with the zip tie around his neck. >> this is not anything that is normal in the life of a school. from the beginning it was odd, strange, it was difficult. >> police say that the made up story cost police valuable time that could have been spent solving other crimes. no word on why the teacher made up the story or staged the attack in the first place.
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this one near phoenix. it is the second in a week. the national weather service issued a dust advisory. >> a police officer pulls off a daring rescue. two officers on patrol and saw a skunk stuck to the face. oh no. one of the men reached out. the officer managed to to avoid the smell, but the other officer standing there with the bicycle got hit. why didn't he run fast. instant replay, i love that.
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place right now. >> overnight explosion in belgium. >> this is not terrorism though. what is being blamed for the deadly blast. >> bru crew showing appreciation for law enforcement and how they for law enforcement and how they are honoring officers and z23emz zvpz
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." the drug maker behind the life saving epi pen is saying they are going to make the product more affordable. >> they have been accused of price gauging and now they are going to present cards for those facing the high costs. right now it is >> the u.s. surgeon general is sending a letter to every doctor in the country warning them about the opiod epidemic and sharing advice for prescribing opiods like trying over pain alternatives first. more than 165,000 people in the u.s. died from overdoses related
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>> state of florida is spraying from the skies to protect against the zika virus. the chemical is called mayleb. the c.d.c. and the epa says that the chemical is safe and the best option for killing mosquitos. >> scientists are saying young football players wou if practiced less. reducing the time in the tackling drills could help protect the children from the dangerous head injuries. some coaches argue that the kids are likely to get hurt if they don't learn how to take the hits in practice. it is 5:00.
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>> good morning, thanks for waking up with us on "12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport. it is 5:00, august 26th. right now a massive explosion at a wisconsin home and the after math of the blast. >> plus, a deadline that could change the fate of convicted murder stephen avery. >> we are start with the morning commute and the forecast. we are going to jeremy nelson. good morning. jeremy. >> good morning, we have a gorgeous day in the forecast and it is today. it is nice add comfortable this morning. dew points in the upper 50s. 67 degrees. northwest breeze 5-10. cooler inland. 59 west bend.

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