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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] we begin fox 6 news at 4 four with some shocking statistics. in milwaukee in a quarter century. 24 people were murdered last month. that's a higher homicide rate per 100-thousand people, than chicago. we're waiting for a news conference from police chief at ed flynn. that's scheduled to start at 4:30. we'll bring that to you live. now to our big story at four, speaking out. the milwaukee common council hears from some unexpected speakers. protestors crashed this
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draft of a public safety action plan. a.j. bayatpour was there...he's now live outside city hall to explain. the protesters say the action plan focuses too much on order and not enough on opportunity. council leaders say the plan won't be finalized until they have community feedback sessions. this morning, about two dozen protestors were in the chamber, occasionally chanting at the a group calling itself milwaukee's black panthers also disrupted the meeting. council president ashanti hamilton allowed the group's organizer to make a speech. she says the public should have been part of the drafting process to begin with. at least one other alderman worries the handling of the protest might set a bad example... what can i say? its unfortunate that these individuals, in my opinion, hijacked the council meeting. i think we set a dangerous precedent but it is
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started with the community being involved and not at 9am public hearings where nobody can attend them. while police escorted the black panthers downstairs from the chamber, there were no arrests today. donovan says he agrees the council should discuss economic opportunities in the central city...but says this action plan was always meant to deal strictly with criminl bayatpour, fox 6 news. steph thanks aj. a question now facing milwaukee county officials deals not only with safety concerns but also recreation. will they re open sherman park in the evenings for the labor day weekend? orange fencing still circles the park, near the area where recent violence destroyed a gas station and
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executive said he wants the park to return to normal, however, sheriff david clarke has not agreed at this point. the sheriff started enforcing a six p-m park closing time during the unrest. the latest word from the sheriff: nothing has changed as far as park hours are concerned. the county executive' s office says they are working on it. oh yes id like to see people running and having a good time . whats labor day at the park usually like, people grilling out? oh yes people grilling, laughing and dont know this year i hope so gathering a few blocks from the park earlier this week resulted in arrests. neighbors say it looks as though deputies have eased up on closing the park at exactly six p-m. for many kids today is day one of a new school year. our ted perry joins us from the newsroom with one celebration
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schools, it was back to class this morning. kids who attend sherman multicultural arts school in the sherman park neighborhood got a special welcome. "bells ringing "whooo morning!" m-p-s superintendent darienne driver, milwaukee mayor tom barrett, as well as teachers and parents were there to make it a special students. this year, sherman multicultural arts school is part of the white house "turnaround arts" program. it is an arts-and-humanities-focused program designed to increase student achievement. m-p-s is the only district in the state selected to participate, and four m-p-s schools are part of the program. superintendent driver talked about the need to build solid relationships. "we have to continue the course around social emotional learning and really building relationships, positive relationships between teachers and students, but also between our students and parents, and
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is all of us working together to help create a better school system, and making sure our young people have what they need to be successful." superintendent driver said the school was selected for this morning's festivities before the unrest in the neighborhood. but she added that there are many milwaukee communities in need, and the schools should be a place to instill positive change. reporting in the newsroom, ted perry, fox 6 news. steph thanks ted
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week -- snap a picture of them on their first day -- and share it on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. the photo gallery where you can submit is on our home page. republican presidential nominee donald trump laid out aspects of his immigration policy yesterday, and the details are already garnering a response here in milwaukee today. today, state representative jocasta zamarripa is joined by the executive director of milwaukee-based voces de la frontera, christine neumann-ortiz and voces member, nayeli rondn to build a wall -- along the mexican border, and to create a deportation task force. i think the biggest impact has been knowing that he has such a huge following, and knowing that these people, actually, believe what he says, you know, that 'mexicans--they're not sending their best; they're sending rapists, murderers.' each of the three says trump's words are creating conflict, and making
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heightened level of danger. well, it's already starting to feel a lot like fall out there, but will it last? tom wachs is in the weather office to tell us if the cool weather and sunlight are here to stay. mostly clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through into the low-to-mid 50s by morning. high pressure will dominate our weather straight into the holiday weekend. this means plenty of
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highs will reach the 70s through sunday. humidity levels will start to increase sunday and we will really notice it by labor day. sunny on labor day with a warmer high in the middle 80s. don't tell mother nature it's the unofficial end to summer because we heat up next tuesday & wednesday. tonight: mostly clear. low: 56 dewpoint: 53 wind: ne 5-10 mph friday: mostly sunny. dewpoint: 55 wind: e 5-10 mph saturday: mostly sunny. am low: 57 high: 77 dewpoint: 59 wind: se 5-10 mph keep close tabs on the holiday
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storm center app. it's a free download for apple and android devices. you'll have instant access to a powerful interactive radar. you can now call her hurricane hermine. the storm barreling toward florida is officially a category one hurricane. chris welch has more on the heavy rain and dangerous storm surges. nats people who live and work along florida's gulf coast lake smith/preparing for hurricane : "this is the fun stuff."hunkering down for hermine lake smith/preparing for hurricane : "running out of boards. got to go get some more."evacuating people who may be in harm's way administrative services, franklin county commission : "we want to make sure the public is safe, that the tourists are safe. we've already done an evacuation of the tourists on st. george island, our main tourist area. but it's a matter of communicating with the community and making sure everyone knows what's going on."floridians haven't seen a hurricane hit the sunshine state in more than a decade. gov. rick scott/r florida : "it's life-threatening. we're going see a big storm surge. we're going to see a lot of rain. we're going see flooding. we're going to downed power lines. we're going to see, there's going to a be a lot of risk if we don't do our job everybody needs to be preparedbut forecasters say the
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landfall. in apalachicola, florida -- i'm chris welch. the packers kick-off the regulars season sunday september 11th in jacksonville. but there's still some business tonight to attend to, as they are gearing up for their 4th and final preseason game against the chiefs. tim van vooren is live in kansas city with a preview. the young guys need to shine tonight. "it's been exciting to watch these young guys play, we've got a lot of young guys who are making plays, impactful plays in games and that's where thursday night kansas city is important to let these guys do
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steph thanks tim. myths of his existence have been around for years. now -- a sasquatch reveals himself while lending a hand for safety... coming up -- how he's helping students in oregon on their first day of school.
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in waukesha and what it means for the community. backpack buddies are back! you can help fox 6 and feeding america eastern wisconsin make sure kids get enough to eat & are ready to learn. go to any sendiks food market to purchase your backpack buddies - now through september 6th - there are lots of buddies to choose from. to become a backpack buddy - youll find
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starting off a new school year can be ?a scary thing... which is why one legend of the pacific northwest was helping kids out on their first day of class. in oregon, bigfoot was helping at a crosswalk. he didn't scare anyone, in fact, everyone enjoyed seeing him
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the streets on the first day of classes. he was there on behalf of the portland department of transportation... his mission: let drivers know they need to stop for pedestrians, especially kids. "you know, i'm just trying to send a message. my presence, i hope, if they stop for me, they'll stop for little creatures in the road." sightings, people were able to snap some clear pictures. sasquatch actually posed for them. packers quarterback aaron rodgers has made a show of what he wears to the welcome back luncheon. and yesterday he did not disappoint. the packers tweeting out this picture yesterday. rodgers dressed to the nines
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cowboy hat. that mustache makes it look like he's ready to round up some cattle. it's a sport that's growing in popularity in the milwaukee area. you don't have to be the biggest, fastest, or strongest to be one of the best. tim van vooren goes beyond the game. brown deer road, the milwaukee sport fencing academy attracts all manner of youngsters for a week long camp.... that's fine because all manner of athletes can succeed in fencing.... 93642 "there's no weight classes.... i'm 5-6 when i'm focusing on standing as tall as i can, but there's very few people who can actually straight up beat me, because it's all about experience and tactics and
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gals in joe biebel's class are interested in the sport for different reasons... nine year old heino omdahl got hooked when he saw fencing in the movie "the princess bride"... 101222 "i always took the light saber out and started going bam like that to the knight and then we really got into swords and blade play and now i feel like fencing is really my sport." 101238 others decided to take stab at it after watching the recent olympics.... 93935 "this group doubled in the last week... and a lot of people have just recently sent me requests to be in wish they'd do olympics every couple of months." 93954 93323 "i got in as a kid because my best friend fencing at a club in wauwatosa." 93330 93347 "the very first time we fenced, he hit his weapon on the driveway, and we didn't really have decent protective gear, and he knocked the tip off and he hit me, it punctured my rib and came out the other side." 03400 joe preaches safety, conditioning, aggression, but above all else,
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aggression, but above all else, focus, in his classes...he finds most people to pick up the basics of the sport quickly and some of them to stella mann is a ten year old from whitefish bay.... 101927 "i like that nobody else at my school does it... and they have no clue what it is." 101936 101354 "are you good ? do you know if you're good at this ?? i think so, i believe i am, i don't know.... i can't say it myself, but.... 101403 heino's coach would concur.... in fact, joe would say there
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fencers out there, some of whom are in his programs and some of whom probably don't know a thing about the sport..... but no matter their gender or size, they could strike in this growing pursuit..... in milwaukee, tim van vooren, fox six sports... it's a film that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality. avoids being classified into one genre. next -- gino sits down with jamie dornan to talk about the film, "the ninth life of louis drax". here's a live look outside from our moderne camera looking out over lake michigan from downtown milwaukee. ad lib what you see weather expert tom wachs is up next with
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mostly clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through into the low-to-mid 50s by morning. high pressure will dominate our weather straight into the holiday weekend. this means plenty of sun and comfortable temperatures. highs will reach the 70s through sunday. humidity levels will start to increase sunday and we will really notice it by labor day. sunny on labor day with a warmer high in the middle 80s. don't tell mother nature it's the unofficial end to summer because we heat up next tuesday & wednesday. tonight: mostly
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53 wind: ne 5-10 mph friday: mostly sunny. high: 72 dewpoint: 55 wind: e 5-10 mph saturday: mostly sunny. am low: 57 high: 77 dewpoint: 59 wind: se 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 60 high: 79 dewpoint: 62 windm h miracle in the medical profession, but this might call for an exception, well you don't know my son, look forward to changing that." the 9th life of louis drax is a story about a young boy's life and a near-death experience. but there's more than meets the eye in this film which opens tomorrow. ad lib to bite ":08 "so how would you describe this movie? everyone looks for
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a hard movie to categorize in a very concise way. i think it's a ps definitely has elements of different genres in there, it's fantastic, it's other-wordly. you know, it's definitely a sort of melting pot of different genres, but that's what i find highly appealing about it. i'm tired of categories, it's nice when
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working with 12-year-old aiden longworth, who plays the lead role. "there's an innocence and an understand of the situation that i find child actor's have that they can it's something that adult actors do what they want and kids just seem to have it, he was so sweet and i loved working with him, bright future ahead, yeah totally, he's a very funny little kid you know, he said one day to me, my favorite aiden moment was, he said, what's your
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you'd have to ask my wife, and he said, yeah you know what my annoying habit is? i'm annoying."
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the massive and dangerous animal caught near a populated area in australia. plus -- the crazy video of a failed test firing at cape canaveral today. we're waiting for a news conference from milwaukee police chief ed flynn. he's expected to talk about the shockingly high number of murders in milwaukee last month. milwaukee saw the most homicides in any one month since july of 1991. when chief flynn steps to the mic, we'll be sure to bring that to
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shockingly high number of murders in milwaukee last month. milwaukee saw the most homicides in any one month since july of 1991. when chief flynn steps to the mic, we'll be sure to bring that to you live. a local charter school held a special groundbreaking today and the lieutenant governor was there. fox6's carl deffenbaugh explains the impact on the students, and the surrounding community. it's new at four. to quote the movie field of will come.' and in this field of dirt in waukesha county, the building has already started and the students have already come. "it's the official groundbreaking ceremony with the construction of a brand-new, state-of-the- art charter school." with actual construction continuing behind them, representatives of la casa de esperanza -- along with some little helpers -- made a ceremonial dent in a much-larger project, a building for the elementary charter school that expands off
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center. "it's a day to celebrate. la casa de esperanza is doing everything they can to reduce, irradicate the education gap that exists between low-income children and more affluent children." la casa de esperanza is celebrating 50 years of community service. but the charter school is a much more recent development. they started with kindergarten classes a year ago, are adding first grade this fall and plan to move into their new building next year. teachers, that are here because they believe in the lives of low-income children." la casa de esperanza was the first independent charter school outside of milwaukee county in the entire state. and like the students that will soon roam the halls, it represents potential for the future. "if waukesha county, la casa de esperanza, is the shining light, the beacon for out-of-the-box education for the country, i'll take that." carl deffenbaugh, fox6 news. if everything goes according to plan, villarreal says la casa de esperanza
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in 3 and a half years -- for a middle school expansion. if you'd like to learn more about le casa de esperanza -- or even to donate to the school, click "links" on fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app. students at "nicolet high school" got the star treatment on their first day back to school.. "cheering, clapping, c'mon, aidan. yay, aidan.clapping." the school continued its tradition of making students feel like celebrities, by rolling out the red carpet. the superintendent says it's all right. dr. robert kobylski "this is about welcoming students to the first day of school. it's a great way to start the school year and first impressions are very important. we want the kids feeling very great about the start of the school year." the red carpet roll-out has a been a tradition for more than a decade. milwaukee police are asking for your help in identifying several suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a b-p gas station. police say it happened last friday near 35th and mckinley.
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customers to steal items -- leading to several people taking merchandise. those people then ran from the store. shortly after, the male suspect with the gun and a woman came back and stole more merchandise. if you recognize any of these people you are asked to contact milwaukee police. a 35-year-old woman is now charged with homicide after severely beating her mother. police say "vicenta manriquez" assaulted her mother "shelby manriquez" on august 14th at a home near 16th and lincoln. injuries yesterday. the daughter was charged with reckless injury. but since her mother has now died, that charge has been upgraded to reckless homicide. manriquez could face up to 60 years in prison. a massive explosion rocked cape canaveral during a test launch this morning. an unmanned "falcon-nine" space-x rocket exploded at its launch pad at the space launch complex. you can see the crazy explosion sent smoke into the sky as explosions
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satellites and rockets with supplies on board to the international space station. officials say there were no injuries in the explosion-- but the blast destroyed the falcon-9 rocket and the amos-6 satellite commissioned by facebook -- which was due to launch on saturday. the controversial ex-pharmaceutical executive -- martin shkreli -- just scored bought a controlling stake in a drug company for just over 2- point-8 million dollars. and monday... shkreli sold all his remaining shares for a total of 5- point-9 million. he became a household name after buying the rights to a drug used by aids patients then hiking its price by five-thousand percent. shkreli was later arrested for running a ponzi scheme and looting funds from his pharmaceutical company --"turing". he's awaiting trial on those federal
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an entire san francisco zip code at risk of having their mail stolen. officials say a master mail box key -- belonging to the u-s postal service -- has slipped into the wrong hands.. one apartment complex was broken into three times in august... and the culprits reportedly used the key. surveillance video shows the man and woman using a key to get inside the building... then use it to open mailboxes and take mail. now the feds are getting involved saying the concerns are much bigger than people's personal mail. any information that leads to an arrest. ted perry joins us now from the news room with some stories coming up on fox six news at five. in the eye of the storm. a synagogue at the center of the unrest... left unharmed. at five, what the jewish community is saying about it and the future of the sherman park area. also at five, take a look at this. a baby fox wandering a local neighborhood with a trap stuck on its foot. coming up, how it happened and the effort being made to find it and help set it free.
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in about 20 minutes when mary stoker smith joins me on fox six news at five. brad thanks ted. in a fiery speech last night in arizona, donald trump laid out a framework for his immigration policy. but was it enough to calm the nerves of his supporters? fox news correspondent joel waldman has more from washington. take pkg trump says: "we're going to get you fantastic service. it's going to happen." speaking before the american legion today - donald trump focusing today on veteran's issues... but it's last night's immigration speech in arizona that has everybody talking. trump says: "we will build a great wall along the southern border... and mexico will pay for the wall,
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milwaukee police chief ed flynn is speaking about the highest homicide rate the city the city has seen since july of 1991. let's go live now outside the police administration building in downtown milwaukee. recorded its deadliest month in august and in years. that is disturbing. it is caused us to examine our statistics more closely kids we knew we had an extraordinary deadly month here in in august of this year, we had 24 homicides. that is the most homicides in 25 years. it's the most homicides since jeffrey dahmer's back in 1991. as the same token, in august we seized 211 guns criminal suspects on the streets of walkie.
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as recorded in the new york times, and look at the numbers here in milwaukee according to our data. according to the times, milwaukee had chicago had 90 homicides in august. worked total of 471 year to date. during that period of time, milwaukee has had 24 homicides t and a total of 93 for the first eight months. one we analyze these numbers we look at the number of crimes per hundred thousand of population. as we know the population of chicago is significantly higher than milwaukee's. but any rate, their homicide rate for the first eight months of this year is 17. 5.
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but in the month of august, the chicago homicide rate was 3. 3 per 100,000. milwaukee's was four homicides per 100,000. the reason i bring these statistics to your attention, is to also reference the fact interns of gun seizures, milwaukee is a firearm rich environment. we look at the gun seizures in the reported times for the first seven months of this year and chicago's pretty recorded of 5,000 armor firearms from its streets during the same period time, we cease 1500. that meant their government gun recover 285 per 100,000.
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246 per 100,000. by bringing these to your attention provide perspective for the challenges facing the city and its police department. if you did not know better, we would think only one or two things happen in the month of august. 24 people lost their lives in violent crimes. five people were that was lost in the news. and since that ryan the police department has had to extend the extraordinary resources balancing the demand of people insisting on morning by taking over the neighborhood the better part of the two weeks until finally elected officials
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none of this is to minimize this concerns of the neighbors or minimize the incident involving the officer in the armed arm suspect. or minimize the events around the civil disturbance. the fact remains overwhelming problem face of the city is violent crime. it is violent crime, homicidal vi significantly afflicting 83 percent of the homicide victims were african-americans and 83 percent of the assailants were african-americans. the police department still seized over 200 firearms. we have a lot of work going forward for the police department and the community but
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are most vocal in the criticisms of the police department to one some win some of their energy and their concerns the high quality of firearms and the significant danger that they face trying to confront the serious probl the mayor's office that is added the component to our own intervention efforts and emphasizing community engagement. that will be enhanced by the full-time attention of the employees of the city hall. the fact remains we need to get out and engage with the community on their turf and were
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both lawful and restrained. we have been getting good cooperation from thick the committee. we have a clearance rate for august understandably is still below 40 percent as many of the homicides are very fresh. our biggest challenge is getting cooperation although they are down compared to last year they are still extraordinary high. we are conflicting more witness intimidation becoming a rational ask for people to cooperate with police because those offenders are armed and dangerous and they have a very serious and vested interest intimidating those who would testify under circumstances. we've had much better success
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the percentage to homicides has increased every year since 2013. i believe lester was over 80 percent. i would expect if we look it will be over in that vicinity. regardless of when they were discovered they tend to get added to the count. when they are reported to the police. for example, we were to find a body now it would be added to this month because we have no idea when it happened. doing our best estimate of our homicides and we look back
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any stretch is the highest total of 25 years. i didn't see anything in the report that was new. we're well aware of the significant so many people were eligible for retiren recognize their numbers in total were no lower than field duties were. it was certainly affected our ability to respond our call to service. they've had to devote
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as i read the remarks of the times i met with him they virtually a den of goal dynamics. month after month about 85 percent of our homicides involved people with criminal records being killed by other people with criminal records. we have in a slight increase in domestic violence but the biggest driver's arguments and
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some of our challenges simply consistently being able to deter arm defending through the criminal justice system. i've emphasized it here for years. we have arrested close to 4,000 people in two years for illegally carrying firearms. we have about 150 people that ha times during the same period of time are offenders believe it is less risky to get caught with the gun thing to get caught without the gun. as long as criminally involved offenders filled they are better off carrying the gun, there's a good chance that they will get probation. they risk losing the shoot out if they don't have the gun with him they will continue to carry
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making concealed carry a misdemeanor and snow matter how may times you are rested his foolish. it is absolutely contributing to the levels of violence here i'm not a big fan of mandatory sentences. if you want to deter we have to significantly punish the act wisconsin doesn't do that. neither does illinois and we both have the body counts to prove i don't need life sentencing. what i need are sanctions that are predictable and that are close to the time of defense and
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people want to apply a model to crime and causation what can we do with the young people. luckily do what can we do about trauma if there is no significant sanction there is no lesson learned. and the victims are entire communities. the biggest deterrent to economic development in disadvantaged neighborhoods or fear of crime. the biggest daunti opportunity is crimes of homicidal violence. that is the core problem and that core problem is driven by our repeat offenders. that is so we need to focus on. those are the ones that have to fill the blunt of blood of criminal sanction. and we need the support of the community to recognize what we need to do in terms of the
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mostly clear and quiet tonight with temperatures falling through the 60s this evening. we'll drop into the low-to-mid 50s by dominate our weather straight into the holiday weekend. this means plenty of sun and comfortable temperatures. highs will reach the 70s through
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will really notice it by labor day. sunny on labor day with a warmer high in the middle 80s. don't tell mother nature it's the unofficial up next tuesday & wednesday. tonight: mostly clear. low: 56 dewpoint: 53 wind: ne 5-10 mph friday: mostly sunny. high:
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mph saturday: mostly sunny. am low: 57 high: 77 dewpoint: 59 wind: se 5-10 mph sunday: mostly sunny. am low: 60 high: 79 dewpoint: 62 wind: se 5-10 mph monday: mostly sunny, warm and humid. we start with breaking news this evening... milwaukee police chief ed flynn speaking just moments ago about one of the deadliest months in
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august -- the highest in 25 years... fox6's madeline anderson was there for flynn's address -- she joins us live with more on what the police chief had to say.
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things happened all in the month of august. 24 lost their lives in violent crime, 5 people were murdered on the day of the riot and that was lost in the news. bev thanks madeline now to our big story... crashing the council meetings. protesters say the council's

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