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tim: plus, a cold start this morning. there's snow in the forecast when you may see flakes start to fall in your area. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm tim elliott. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 5:30 on this friday, december 9th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is the weather center. >> good morning, we have the cold temperatures across region. the radar will be showing quite a bit of snow over the weekend. layer up this morning. single digits and feels like 12 above in milwaukee. feeling like 8 in waukesha. the kids will be greeted by a brisk wind and highs in the mid 20 #s this afternoon. this weekend the kids can play in the snow.
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minutes. now to matt. >> the roads are dry and the volume is light. things are in good shape on the roadways. no overnight construction leftover. the travel times are looking great. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. melinda: new from overnight, a sheboygan county deputy involved in a crash along i-43 near county highway pp. that's between sheboygan and kohler. the interstate was closed for about two hours early this morning while emergency crews worked to clear the scene. we're told the deputy was trapped in her cruiser but responders were able to get her out. tim: looking ahead, addressing concerns about milwaukee's water safety. hilly mintz is live in milwaukee with a look ahead. good morning, hillary.
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testimony. placing miles and miles of pipeline below ground is not cheap and this morning the leaders are meeting to try to figure out how to come up with the money to do it. this morning the water quality task force is meeting at city hall and discussing how to pay to replace the pipes that are laced with lead. they are taking public comments. right now, no lead in the city's water, however, homes do have lead service lines. the mayor is saying replacing the pipes takes years and it is costly and in the meantime you should install a water filter. again, if you want to be part of the conversation, if you have a lead service line leaded to your home, head to city hall at 9:00 a.m.
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tim: new from overnight, all signs point to another big name is set to perform at summerfest. overnight tom petty and the heartbreakers announced a new tour with two dates at summerfest. ?? tim: sing it. melinda: and i won't back down ? i like this song. tim: you c according to the band's website they'll play at the marcus amphitheater july 5th and 6th. summerfest hasn't officially made the announcement yet, but late last night, the big gig tweeted out this image with the words "there's something good waitin' down this road." those are tom petty lyrics. >> should be a good show. 5:33. melinda: a milwaukee man apologizes in court for his role in the death of five-year old laylah petersen. the little girl was sitting on
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years ago and killed her. police say the gunmen meant to attack a rival but hit the wrong house. yesterday a judge sentenced arlis gordon to 30 years behind bars and 19 years extended supervision. >> i would like to give my condolences to the family and the friends of laylah petersen, not only because of the tragic incident but because i, too, know the feeling of losing a loved-one close to me. melinda: gordon is the third man sentenced in the crime. the other shooter, carl barrett, was sentenced to 65 years in prison just last week. paul farr, the getaway driver, received five years probation. tim: two bankers charged in an elaborate check writing scheme worth nearly $400,000. according to a criminal complaint, tony tourtillott and anna chaberek worked at separate credit unions in waukesha county but worked together to steal the money. she would use checks from the
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them at the focus credit union where he worked. the complaint says this happened most every monday, wednesday, and friday and the two would use the money to buy percocet, a narcotic pain reliever. if convicted, each faces up to 40 years in prison. melinda: a green bay man working to remove the city's mayor from office. he claims mayor jim schmitt should have been removed as soon was he was convicted of violating campaign finance laws. >> i'm down, and i'm hoping city council doesn't. melinda: he's filed a petition to have the mayor removed. it needs support from 75 percent of green bay's city council. schmitt's attorney says the council doesn't have the authority to remove schmitt from office since the violations happened during the campaign not during his term. tim: students at several uw schools will pay more for tuition next school year. the board of regents has approved a tuition hike for out-of-state undergrads and
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madison, milwaukee, eau claire, la crosse, green bay, and stout, plus all the two-year schools. students at uw-madison will see the biggest increase, $4,000 a year. the schools say they need the extra money because of the governor's four-year freeze on in-state undergraduate tuition. melinda: some important christmas deadlines are coming up. if you are mailing presents, the us postal service deadline is december 15th for standard post. you have a little more time if you do first class mail. that deadline is december 20th. the 21st for priority mail and december 23rd for priority mail express. >> i have to do my shopping. >> me too. >> time is wasting away. 5:36. a disappearing shipwreck. melinda: the world war two wrecks that are causing some serious confusion this morning decades after the ships sank. why the wreckage is sparking an
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tim: plus, a series of powerful earthquakes. the areas they hit including right here in the us and the damage that's been done this morning around the world.
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first it was gift certificates. then gift cards... the cash. ironically elf-themed, this festively-fun gift put a bunch of us into early retirement. old-school gifts can't compete! so on my 400th workaversary, i moved on to greener pastures! see you on the green! okay!
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>> tgif. you are watching "wisn 12 news this morning." dry conditions. it is just cold across southeast wisconsin to start the day, and really not much of a warm up is expected. the highs in the mid 20s. factor in the wind and picking up 8-16 and keeping the windchills for the most part in the teens. all right, what are we watching in the weekend forecast? we have snow on the way. snow will develop saturday night and light snow through sunday. arctic air is settling in next week. we have one day in the 7-day forecast. first we talk about the snow that we are expecting coming up. >> jeremy, thank you. melinda: new this morning, a head-on crash caught on camera. tim: a tow truck and a car collided in pensacola, florida. state troopers say the tow truck crossed the center line. a van managed to veer out of the way but a trailer behind that
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you see that here. that sent the tow truck even farther into the opposing lane and then crashing into a car. the driver of the truck and the car are both in the hospital this morning. tim: a crash in north carolina sends tons of food onto the highway. melinda: the truck was loaded with kraft products like macaroni and cheese and more. take a look at this. this is a mess. two lanes of the interstate had to be closed near charlotte while crews cleared the scene. it took around seven hours to get the road clear. look at the mac and cheese. >> that is a lot of cheese. melinda: state troopers say the driver may have fallen asleep and then sideswiped a car parked along the shoulder. the truck driver has been cited for reckless driving. melinda: also new this morning, three shipwrecks disappear from the ocean floor decades after they sank. tim: the dutch government is pushing for an investigation into where they went. a dutch warship along with a british ship and an american
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indonesia during world war two. recently, divers discovered that the wreckage is no longer there. indonesian officials are baffled. they're working to find out what happened to the shipwrecks. you would think that is noticeable someone pulling in a 75-year-old ship. >> yes, out of the water and pulling it. >> 5:42. still ahead, a woman accused of identity theft. melinda: the problem, the card belonged to her. the misunderstanding that put he tim: plus, undoing the damage. done by package thieves. the police officers who took matters into their own hands and
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>> we are looking out early this
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temperatures, cold enough to maek the snow across southeast wisconsin and the snow cannons are going at the local ski hills. not much wind to speak of, the wind 5-15 in other locations pushing the windchill or feets-like temperature down to the single digits in fond du lac, west bend and waukesha and wauwatosa. we are talk about the snow for the we to shovel, maybe enough to get the snow blower out this time. we talk about that and when it is going to begin and end. matt? >> right now, i will pulled into the airport. if you are headed to work, good shape on the roadways. plenty of time, no delays out there right now no. road work leftovers and no crashes. the travel times are looking
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that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. melinda: this morning, remembering an american pioneer. john glenn, the first american to orbit the earth, has died at age 95. the former astronaut had been in an ohio hospital for more than a week. the cause of his death has not been released. in 1962, glenn orbited the earth three times. he later served as a senator representing ohio for 24 years, working to identify the victims of a plane crash in pakistan. 47 people died in the crash. yesterday, their remains were taken to islamabad where dna testing will help identify the victims. the plane was traveling from a city in the mountains to islamabad when it crashed on wednesday. everyone on board was killed. tim: right now, rescue crews in indonesia are searching through rubble after an earthquake. they're looking for survivors and the remains of victims. more than 100 people are confirmed dead after the 6.5
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hundreds of buildings were destroyed in the quake which hit just before dawn on wednesday. melinda: a 6.5 earthquake hit off the coast of california but there are no reports of injuries or damage. the us geological survey says the quake hit early thursday morning about 100 miles off the california coast. people in the town of ferndale felt shaking. >> i just thought (inaudible) was shaking. >> yes, i felt the earthquake in eureka. it was long, it kind of rolled, but it was long. melinda: again, no damage reported after the earthquake, but san francisco's public transit system did slow down yesterday as a precaution. tim: new this morning, a pair of conjoined twins successfully separated. the two-year-old girls were joined at the sternum down to the pelvis. a team of surgeons in california carefully planned out the procedure. 50 different specialists helped carry out the operation. their parents knew it would be a difficult operation but the girls' organs were beginning to
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connection. >> i want to go chasing after one this way and go chasing after the other, that is something i look forward to doing. >> today they are in stable condition and doing well. tim: this morning, the twins are recovering from the operation. they're both in stable condition and doing well. how amazing is that. >> that is phenomenal that they are able to separate them. very nice. questions that i am getting for the weekend. the top three when is the snow beginning, how much snow, and what it is like for the packers game. >> all good questions. >> we are starting with the packer game. >> yes t most important. >> go pack go. >> last weekend it snowed during the game. it is snowing this week, but the difference it is 5-6 degrees colder, so more of the snow is
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the roads. be aware of the early worning, the travel conditions probably not the bet going to lambeau field on sunday. outside our weather window, this is rock sports complex, cold enough to make the snow this morning. the temperatures hoovering close to 20 and only warm up to the mid 20s. the windchill feels-like temperature in the wear the winter gear this morning. now to the weekend, snow, when it is beginning. 12 noon on saturday, dry. maybe a liteel sunshine. clouds are thickening up in the afternoon. past 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. the snow coming in. a period of snow saturday evening, saturday night. steady at times.
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light snow continues, maybe a brief break for an hour or so. the snow the filling in midday and right into the afternoon. this is 2:00 p.m. the trip home from the game, probably better than the trip up on sunday. the snow is winding down sunday evening. 24 hour window of accumulation across the area. may come in a couple of blocks, each up 4-8 inches of snow over the weekend. you can get the forecast on the free wisn 12 app. polar express is racing down here as we go into the middle of next week and with the fresh snow on the ground we may see a day, potentially two, where the highs are stuck in the single digits. before getting there, we put the
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sunday. monday a little break. the temperatures are plunging and the night time lows below zero. cold stuff. >> indeed. melinda: new this morning, a woman in arizona is accused of stealing someone's identity after using a debit card. the problem is it was her own card! isabel ponce didn't know there were any issues until she saw a wanted poster with her face on it. she says it's all a bank of america mix up. she's had problems before with the bank confusing her with another woman who has the same name. >> are you a criminal? >> no, i'm not a criminal. >> you are not a criminal? >> no. i don't have time, i work 44 plus hours a week or more. i don't have time for any of that. i'm a good citizen.
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but ponce says she's still worried about how the wanted poster could affect her future. tim: a woman in arizona wakes up to a stranger in her shower. it happened the weekend of thanksgiving. the mom quickly got her two daughters, hid in a closet and called 911. when police arrived, they arrested the man who was wearing just a towel. the woman says he left behind a lot of damage. she did not want to be identified. >> he left blood on the walls. he tore out the plumbing in the shower. tim: police say that just hours before he had gotten a ride home from officers. he was intoxicated and got into a fight, but instead of going into his house, he came to a home where he used to live several years ago. police have apologized to the woman for not keeping a closer eye on the suspect. melinda: new this morning, a north dakota bus driver is in trouble. police say he abandoned kids on the side of the road after
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>> you shut your mouth. right now. you are walking. you get off the bus right now, you're walking. melinda: the driver was caught on camera calling the kids names and using racial slurs. eventually, the surveillance video shows the driver pulling over and forcing the kids off the bus. then he drives away. that bus driver has been fired. melinda: some so-called porch ra maryland. someone in columbia, maryland saw thieves stealing packages from front porches and called police. they tracked down two suspects who had filled a whole box truck with stolen mail. in all, more than 70 packages were stolen from more than 50 different families. police made it their mission to return all the stolen packages. >> the howard county police have done a great job, so we're very thankful. melinda: the people who didn't answer their doors will have to pick up the packages at the police station. two baltimore men are facing
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packages. and police say they're increasing their presence to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> audacity to do that. and awesome for the cops to hand deliver the packages. riding along to see a new police tool in action. melinda: the device that's helping officers catch suspects even after they get away. it's all thanks to a high-tech dart. tim: and you've probably seen them, the salvation army's bell ringers are out this holiday season. the unexpected gift that was dropped in one of the red kettles and just how much it's worth.
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>> how would you like to make phones when you fly? >> i don't know. i like to put the phone away. toss that out. the department of transportation is proposing that airlines allow the passengers to make phone calls during flights if so using wifi. others have gone on the record and saying that the calls could be disruptive. the one next to you is talking. >> and talking loud and you are trying to sleep. >> hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 vans.
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fly open while driving. the dealers replace the latch in the cold weather states. no accidents have been caused and no injuries either. >> mcdonald's is offering waffle fries in canada. would you try this? >> oh, yeah. >> this is all while the supplies last. it i latte and a bacon burger and turtle sunday with pecans. >> if they do sweet potato fries, i'm in. >> too sweet for me. >> 6:00. >> starbucks is creating a pokemon go frap.
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find it at 7800 stores across the united states. it is available for a limited time. i didn't know they are still doing that. >> well, apparently starbucks is. >> 6:00. the news continues. >> good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm tim >> i'm melinda davenport. it is 6:00, friday, december 9th. big announcement from the milwaukee county. >> late night rescue, the latest on the crash that sent a car through a home. >> plus, we are on weather and traffic watch, it is a cold morning and matt is coming up, first to meteorologist jeremy nelson. >> good morning, it is cold across southeast wisconsin, the temperatures close to 20


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