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thanks for joining us this afternoon. i'm bridget shanahan.if you're just joining us-- here's a look at your top stories today. august was the deadliest month in 25 years -- in milwaukee -- the per capita murder rate here -- outpacing chicago. there were 24 homicides in milwaukee last month. the last time there were that many murders was in 19-91 after authorities searched dahmer's apartment. classes canceled today at messmer prep because of a fire. an alarm sounded in the school just before seven this morning. a fire was in the wall in the ceiling.it was extinguish but since officials had to shut down power-- the principal made the decision to cancel classes.no one was in the building at the time of the fire. be ready for busy roadways across wisconsin. labor day weekend holiday travel starts today. the wisconsin d-o-t is reminding drivers to be patient. the heaviest travel
inland areas. today is mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the low to mid 70s, low humidity, and a major setback for space-x after a rocket exploded on the launch pad yesterday at cape canaveral. this is the commercial space company that nasa has turned to for cargo and as tom costello reports.. this particular rocket was on a facebook mission. a jaw dropping sight..a space-x rocket.. exploding on its cape canaveral launchpad thursday.the massive fireball.. swallowing it whole.. in a matter of seconds. natsa series of explosions spawning massive plumes of thick, billowing smoke.nat oh my gdthey could be heard - and felt - for miles. it was even
causing panic on police dispatch radio.sot it's a rocket segment that blew up. there's a pretty noxious smoke plume that's blowing out toward the beach // temporarily closing down the beach. amazingly, no one was injured during the routine test gone bad. but the unmanned rocket was destroyed.. along with a special satellite.its mission.. to help facebook bring the internet to parts of africa.c-e-o mark zuckerberg saying he is "deeply disappointed" but "will keep working until everyone has the would have provided."the actual launch was scheduled for saturday morning.space-x c-e-o , billionaire elon musk, says the cause is still unknown. nat wowas space-x investigates what went wrong. tom costello reporting. the blast caused major damage to the space-x launch pad. that could seriously impact the upcoming satellite launch schedule. it's also a concern because it's the same type of rocket that will be used on future -manned- missions. an oil refinery tanker caught
the driver was going to fill up his tanker when a tire on the truck blew out.the driver pulled over and tried to extinguish the fire. it's unclear what caused the blaze but firefighters believe a brake or wheel bearing caused friction-- which ignited the flames.no one was injured. more news now--former stanford university student brock turner walked out of the santa clara jail in california this morning.he only served three months of a six month sentence conscious woman. ting an released under a california law that gives inmates credit for time served. the case drew national attention after judge aaron persky sentenced turner to six months for three counts of felony sexual assault. the victim impact statement went viral and a campaign to have the judge recalled is still underway. for the first time ever, mosquitoes carrying the zika virus have been found in the continental u-s.officials say the three mosquito samples in question were discovered in miami beach, florida.they were
identified as an area of local zika transmission.south florida authorities have been fighting zika for weeks -- imposing mosquito-control measures and trapping in affected neighborhoods. we will be asking the federal and state govt for additional funds as we move on in this fight against zika. but that doesn't mean we are stopping any of our efforts waiting for those funds to happen. we have the funds necessary in order to coat zika. zika causes only mild particularly harmful for pregnant women. shawano community high school in northern wisconsin.. is dealing with a mold problem. the cooling systems.. could not keep up with the humid summer.. resulting in six classrooms contaminated.. with mold. after conducting air quality tests.. the mold was found to be non toxic. "what my understanding is that it's elevated but not at a point where you could probably could have people in there is my understanding, but again if anyone has any
at that point so we'll wait for the all clear." the school is conducting another air quality test today. they hope to have the rooms available.. to students by the end of next week. vietnam veterans brings the moving wall to germantown.the moving wall is a half-scale replica of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington.it will be in germantown through labor day-- in the kennedy middle school athletic field.they're honoring the 14 fallen vietnam soldiers from washington county. a chance to watch a couple of weekend.memorial screenings will be held at avalon and rosebud.all tickets are five- dollars.the avalon theater will show ?willy wonka and the chocolate factory.the rosebud cinema will show ?blazing saddles?the screenings will be tomorrow and sunday at 11 a-m at both theaters.the milwaukee native died earlier this week from complications from alzheimer's disease. still ahead - we'll get a look at the markets this afternoon... and digital detox... why it's hard for many of us to stay off our phones and the benefits of
right now...dow:nasdaq:s and p: are you one of those people that checks their phone every 5 minutes?turns out that's most of us.and 55 percent say they want to unplug during vacation... but are unable to do so.mark barger reports on the growing trend of the "digital detox"... just in time for your labor day getaway. our daily connection with digital devices can be obsessive for many..... even di percent of us suffer from nomophobia which is a fear of losing your phone or not having access to your phone" this has lead to a "digital detox" trend------- more people making time to disconnect."you may feel like you are actually going through a withdrawal from access to your device and information" for those without the willpower to do it on their own... there are retreats that structure time away from tech. more than 100 people came to "camp grounded" in north carolina for 4 days of tech
little anxiety about it but that's why im here" "your phone these days its like a safety blanket" "i live in san fran, which is very tech heavy" "im freaking out i have no idea what im going to do" campers went through a "tech check" ---- trading in their digital devices for "analog" activities."adults get to let go of some of the habitual patterns of their daily lives like keeping track of time and schedule and their technology" participants say the digital detox has physical and psychological benefits."we're not saying that technology is bad or evil everything is neutral can be a medicine or a poison"taking time to stop and smell the roses... instead of just instagramming them.mark barger, nbc news. a few benefits from that digital detox?being more active, better sleep and
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in the 60s and lower 70s. this morning was mostly clear and cool with lows near 60 along the lake, but lower 50s in the inland areas. today is mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the low to mid 70s, low humidity, and a light easterly breeze. tonight is another clear and chilly night with lows in the 50s and a calm wind.the comfortable air will continue on saturday with lots
upper 70s and lows in the 50s. sunday is mostly sunny, warmer and more humid with highs near 80, and labor day is partly cloudy and humid with highs in the lower 80s and a few isolated afternoon ow we say goodbye to summer, the great weather here in se wisconsin will be the same for northern wisconsin at the cottage during the long holiday weekend. next week
come. birds, butterflies and other wildlife you and your family can enjoy right in your own backyard. whether you have a large yard or garden in a pot you can attract wildlife to your garden. start by providing food. include nectar producing flowers like phlox the butterflies and hummingbirds love. and plants that produce berries or seeds for the birds to enjoy. evergreens, thickets and birdhouses provide beauty for us and wildlife with shelter from predators and the weather. include trees, shrubs, perennials, water or nesting boxes for birds, insects and other wildlife to raise their young. then skip the pesticides and go green. consider joining thousands of others and register your yard with the national wildlife federation as a backyard wildlife habitat. i'm melinda myers, check out our website for this and other gardening
feingold: i'm russ feingold and i approve this message. narrator: listen to senator johnson on student loans: ron johnson: it's just kinda free money, young people don't really, necessarily understand finance. narrator: what senator johnson doesn't understand is, more than 800,000 wisconsinites have student loans. but he wants to eliminate federal student loans and keep interest rates high. johnson: it's just kinda free money... narrator: with senator johnson, opportunity for middle class kids would disappear.