Amber Alert: Girl Still Missing, Father Arrested at Motel


BEEN WITH HIM. IT ALL STARTED MONDAY AT 91ST
AND MILL. POLICE SAY HIGGINS SHOT AND
KILLED SIERRA ROBINSON
SHORTLY AFTER POLICE ISSUED AN
AMBER ALERT FOR ROBINSON’S
2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER NOELANI. 12 NEWS HAS LEARNED
INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT UP WITH
HIGGINS YESTERDAY AT THE
MIDPOINT MOTEL LESS THAN TWO
MILES AWAY FROM THE SHOOTING
SCENE, BUT THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE GIRL. WE CAME BACK TO THE MOTEL FOR
ANSWERS THURSDAY, BUT MANAGERS
HAD VERY FEW.>>THEY TELL US NOTHING, I MEAN,
YOU KNOW.>>YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH UNIT
THEY WENT INTO?>>DIDN’T GO OUTSIDE OR ANYTHING
SO, YOU KNOW, WE DON’T KNOW
ANYTHING.>>BUT THEY TALKED TO YOU GUYS
>>– RIGHT?>>YEAH, THEY JUST CAME AND
ASKED FOR THE, HIS NAME. THAT’S ALL THEY ASKED US, THAT’S
ALL.>>OK BUT WHICH UNIT DID THEY
ASK FOR AND WHICH UNIT DID THEY
GO TO?>>I DON’T HAVE NO INFORMATION,
SIR.>>THERE ARE MULTIPLE CAMERAS ON
THE PROPERTY, BUT MANAGERS ALSO
WOULD NOT TELL US WHETHER POLICE
TOOK ANY VIDEO WITH THEM OR
WHETHER HIGGINS MAY HAVE BEEN
WITH A LITTLE GIRL. WE DO KNOW, POLICE CAUGHT A MAN
THEY BELIEVE WAS HELPING HIGGINS
WHILE HE WAS ON THE RUN. THEY FOUND HIM AT THE TIMMERMAN
TERRACE APARTMENTS ON WEST
VILLARD ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER
FINDING HIGGINS. SO FAR, THAT MAN HAS NOT BEEN
CHARGED. PATRICK: DERRICK, WHAT DO WE
KNOW ABOUT THAT OTHER PERSON
POLICE ARRESTED?>>WE KNOW HIS NAME, BUT BECAUSE
HE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WE ARE
NOT REVEALING HIS NAME. WE DO KNOW SOME INFORMATION
ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND, INCLUDING
A CRIMINAL HISTORY. HIS CONNECTION REMAINS UNCLEAR,
BUT YOU CAN BE SURE MILWAUKEE
POLICE ARE TRYING TO MAKE THAT
CONNECTION. BACK TO YOU. PATRICK: DERRICK ROSE LIVE IN
MILWAUKEE. JOYCE: INVESTIGATORS SAY A
BURNING CANDLE STARTED THE HOUSE
FIRE THAT KILLED THAT
FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY AND HIS GREAT
GRANDFATHER. THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY MEDICAL
EXAMINER IDENTIFIED THE VICTIMS
AS FOUR-YEAR-OLD RAYVEON
CUNNINGHAM AND 67-YEAR-OLD GARY
PITTS. THE TWO DIED YESTERDAY WHEN
FLAMES TORE THROUGH THEIR HOME
NEAR 39TH AND SILVER SPRING IN
MILWAUKEE. A VIGIL IS SCHEDULED FOR 6:00
TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. PATRICK: DOGS RESCUED FROM
TROUBLING CONDITIONS ARE READY
FOR NEW HOMES. 36 DOGS WERE SAVED FROM A
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY KENNEL IN 2017. INVESTIGATORS ALSO FOUND DEAD
DOGS BEING STORED IN FREEZERS. THE OWNER HAS FINALLY
SURRENDERED THE SURVIVING DOGS,
MAKING THEM ELIGIBLE FOR
ADOPTION. THE DOGS MAY NEED EXTRA
ATTENTION FROM THEIR NEW
FAMILIES.>>HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE ANXIETY
AND IS A BIT MORE OF A
WALLFLOWER PERSONALITY DESPITE
BEING IN FOSTER HOMES. SOMETIMES THE TRAUMA FROM LIVING
IN SUCH CONDITIONS CAN AFFECT
DOGS FOR YEARS TO CALM. PATRICK: MOST OF THE DOGS WILL
BE ADOPTED BY THEIR FOSTER
FAMILIES, BUT SEVERAL GOLDEN
RETRIEVERS AND A BERNESE
MOUNTAIN DOG SHOULD BE AVAILABLE
BY THE END OF THE MONTH, THROUGH THE WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY. JOYCE: BUTTERBALL HAS RECALLED
78,000 POUNDS OF RAW TURKEY
AFTER SEVERAL PEOPLE GOT SICK,
INCLUDING FOUR PEOPLE IN
WISCONSIN. THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS
TESTS DONE ON THE LEFT-OVER, RAW
— LEFTOVER, RAW GROUND TURKEY
CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR
SALMONELLA. THE RAW TURKEY WAS SOLD IN
PLASTIC TRAYS WITH A PRODUCED ON
DATE OF JULY 7, 2018. IF YOU HAVE THE TURKEY IN YOUR
FREEZER, THROW IT AWAY. PATRICK: FORMER FIRST LADY
MICHELLE OBAMA IS IN MILWAUKEE
TONIGHT. SHE’LL HOST AN EVENT THIS
EVENING AT THE MILLER HIGH LIFE
THEATRE. 12 NEWS’ MATT SMITH IS LIVE
OUTSIDE THE THEATRE. MATT, EARLIER TODAY SHE
SURPRISED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.>>ABOUT A DOZEN HIGH SCHOOL
JUNIORS FROM SEVERAL MILWAUKEE
AREA HIGH SCHOOLS, SOME OF THEM
WILL BE HERE THIS EVENING, BUT
FIRST, WHAT A SURPRISE FOR THEM
THIS AFTERNOON, THE FORMER FIRST LADY ALONGSIDE COMEDIAN CONAN
O’BRIE
>>OH MY.>>THE STUDENTS WHO WERE A
MILWAUKEE COLLEGIATE ACADEMY
SAID THEY HAD NO IDEA ABOUT
TODAY’S SURPRISE. AS PART OF HER BOOK TOUR THE
FORMER FIRST LADY HAS TAKEN PART
IN EVENTS LIKE THIS VISITING
SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. STUDENTS HERE ARE PART OF AN
INITIATVE CALLED REACH HIGHER
, WHICH MRS. OBAMA LAUNCHED IN
2014 TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARING
FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE AFTER HIGH
SCHOOL.>>THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WILL
MAKE WRONG JUDGEMENTS ABOUT YOU
IN LIFE. AND THAT STILL HAPPENS TO ME. IT HAPPENED TO ME AS FIRST LADY. IT HAPPENED, I WRITE ABOUT,
DURING THE COURSE OF MY
PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN WHEN PEOPLE
TOLD ME I DIDN’T LOVE MY COUNTRY
AND I WAS TOO BOSSY AND I WAS
TOO LOUD PATRICK: MATT, WE SAW CONAN
O’BRIEN IN THE GROUP TODAY AS
YOU MENTIONED. WHAT’S HIS ROLE HERE TODAY?>>HE’S ACTUALLY MODERATING
TONIGHT’S EVENT, A SOLD-OUT
EVENT THAT BEGINS AT 8:00. YOU’LL HEAR FROM CONAN HIMSELF
COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6:00. PATRICK: MATT SMITH OUTSIDE THE
MILLER HIGH LIFE THEATER IN
DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE. JOYCE: COMMITMENT 2020 COVERAGE,
WISCONSIN GOVERNOR TONY EVERS
SAYS HOLDING THE DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL CONVENTION IN MILWAUKEE
IS A GREAT WAY TO SELL THE
STATE. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO
TELL A STORY ABOUT SOUTHEAST
WISCONSIN IN MILWAUKEE AND THE
STATE THAT SAYS WE VALUE
DIVERSITY. WE VALUE INCLUSIVENESS. WE VALUE AGAIN PEOPLE BEING PART
OF OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE HERE
IN WISCONSIN, AND WISCONSIN IS A
GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK. JOYCE: THE CONVENTION IS
EXPECTED TO ATTRACT 50,000
VISITORS. IT WILL BE HELD JULY 13 THROUGH
AT FISERV FORUM. JULY 20 ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE JUMPED INTO THE RACE
FOR PRESIDENT.>>ANY SINGLE DEMOCRAT RUNNING
JOYCE: FORMER TEXAS CONGRESSMAN
BETO O’ROURKE SPENT HIS FIRST
OFFICIAL DAY IN THE RACE FOR THE
WHITE HOUSE STANDING ON THE
COUNTER OF AN IOWA COFFEE SHOP ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM VOTERS. O’ROURKE JOINED A FIELD OF MORE
THAN A DOZEN DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATES. PATRICK: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
IS PROMISING TO VETO A BILL TO
BLOCK HIS NATIONAL EMERGENCY
DECLARATION FOR BORDER WALL
FUNDING. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THE WORD
“VETO” AFTER THE SENATE PASSED
THE RESOLUTION THIS AFTERNOON. A TOTAL OF 12 REPUBLICAN
SENATORS VOTED WITH DEMOCRATS
AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.>>NEVER BEFORE HAS A PRESIDENT
ASKED FOR FUNDING THAT CONGRESS
HAS NOT PROVIDED, AND THEN THE
PRESIDENT HAS USED THE NATIONAL
EMERGENCIES ACT OF 1976 TO SPEND
THE MONEY ANYWAY. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT IS REALLY A BORDER SECURITY
VOTE. IT IS A VOTE FOR BORDER
SECURITY. PATRICK: WISCONSIN’S TWO
SENATORS VOTED ALONG PARTY
LINES. DEMOCRAT TAMMY BALDWIN VOTED IN
FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION. REPUBLICAN RON JOHNSON VOTED
AGAINST IT. STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES TWO
MAINSTAGE ACTS. ♪
>>♪ COME TO MY WINDOW ♪
JOYC MELISSA ETHERIDGE WILL
HEADLINE THE FAIR ON CLOSING
NIGHT 11. , SUNDAY, AUGUST♪
>>♪ YOU ARE OUT OF MY LEAGUE ♪
PATRICK: FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS
WILL ALSO PERFORM AT THE FAIR. THEY’LL PLAY THE MAIN STAGE
TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS GO ON
SALE ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW. JOYCE: OUR TEMPERATURES WERE IN
THE 50’S TODAY. PATRICK: OUR TASTE OF SPRING WAS
NICE WHILE IT LASTED. MARK: AND WHEN WE COULD ACTUALLY
SEE SNOW FLURRIES AGAIN, NEXT IN
WEATHERWATCH 12. JOYCE: WHAT CAUSED THE MASSIVE
OUTAGE THAT BLOCKED MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO USE
FACEBOOK? [APPLAUSE]
PATRICK: WHOOPI’S SURPRISE. WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE MADE AN
UNEXPECTED VISIT TO THE VIEW
AFTER BEING GONE FOR MORE THAN A
MONTH. JOYCE: THIS VIDEO IS FROM THE
SOUTHERN PART OF BROWN COUNTY. MARK BADEN WILL UPDATE OUR
FORECAST IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. PATRICK: FIRST THOUGH, HERE IS A
LOOK AT THE METRO. THIS IS 41 NORTHBOUND AT 45. THERE IS A CRASH AND THE LANE IS
LOCKED. 94 EAST AND WEST BOUND OUT OF
THE CITY, AND 43 IN AND OUT OF
DOWNTOWN. YOU CAN SEE THOSE BARRICADES,
THOSE ARE ROADS IN WISCONSIN
RIGHT NOW, THE EASTERN PORTION
OF WISCONSIN, DEALING WITH
FLOODING. FACEBOOK SAYS YESTERDAY’S
WIDESPREAD OUTAGE WAS DUE TO A
SERVER CONFIGURATION CHANGE. JOYCE: THE COMPANY DID NOT
ELABORATE ON WHAT THAT MEANS. THE OUTAGE LEFT MILLIONS OF
CUSTOMERS UNABLE TO USE
FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND OTHER
SITES FOR MOST OF THE DAY ON
WEDNESDAY. PATRICK: THE FIRST LAWSUITS HAVE
BEEN FILED IN A HIGH PROFILE
COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL. 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN A
BRIBERY SCHEME TO PLACE STUDENTS
IN TOP COLLEGES. ACTRESSES LORI LOUGHLIN AND
FELICITY HUFFMAN ARE AMONG THOSE
CHARGED. TODAY, TWO STANFORD UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS AND A MAN IN SAN
FRANCISCO FILED SEPARATE
LAWSUITS ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO
WERE POTENTIALLY CHEATED OUT OF
A SPOT.>>FOR EVERY STUDENT ADMITTED
THROUGH FRAUD, AN HONEST,
GENUINELY TALENTED STUDENT WAS
REJECTED. PATRIC THE UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS DENYING
ENTRY FOR SIX STUDENTS WHOSE
PARENTS WERE CHARGED IN THE
SCANDAL. THE CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT
SAYS GUN MAKER REMINGTON CAN BE
SUED IN CONNECTION TO A SCHOOL
MASSACRE. THE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT
QUESTIONS HOW REMINGTON MARKETED
THE AR-15 RIFLE THAT WAS USED IN
THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SHOOTING. 20 CHILDREN AND SIX EDUCATORS
WERE KILLED IN THAT ATTACK IN
2012. TODAY’S RULING REINSTATES THE
LAWSUIT AFTER A LOWER COURT
DISMISSED IT. JOYCE: COMING UP NEW TONIGHT ON
12 NEWS AT 6:00.>>I FEEL LIKE IT IS. IT IS NASTY. I DON’T KNOW. IT IS DISGUSTING. JOYCE: SNOW MELT STREET TRASH. THE GARBAGE SHOWING UP THAT’S
BEEN BURIED FOR MONTHS. HOW SOME ARE TAKING MATTERS INTO
THEIR OWN HANDS. AND BODY CAM OF A CAMPUS OFFICER
ATTACKED BY A U.W. STUDENT. HOW IT TOOK SEVEN OFFICERS TO
RESTRAIN HIM. IT’S ALL BRAND NEW. STAY RIGHT HERE AFTER WORLD NEWS
TONIGHT. PATRICK: BOMB CYCLONE, THE DAY
AFTER. THE POWERFUL STORM DUMPED AS
MUCH 45 INCHES OF SNOW IN
COLORADO. THIS IS VIDEO FROM DENVER WHERE
DRIVERS WERE FORCED TO ABANDON
THEIR CARS DURING THE STORM,
THEN RETURNED TO RETRIEVE THEM
TODAY. JOYCE: WHAT A MESS. THE BOMB CYCLONE THANKFULLY
WEAKENED BEFORE IT ARRIVED HERE. PATRICK: WE GOT A FEW SHOWERS,
BUT IT WAS NICE TO WARM INTO THE
50‘S. MARK: IT WAS. I WAS HOPING WE WOULD GET TO 60
DEGREES. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN HERE. IT HAD BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE
HAD BEEN IN THE 50’S, JANUARY 7. THE LAST TIME WAS 65 DAYS AGO. NOW WE DEAL WITH THE
TEMPERATURES COOLING BACK DOWN. IT WAS NICE, BUT SOME SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE AMAZING THING IS HOW MUCH
SNOW HAS GONE AWAY. THIS IS WROTE AMERICA. YOU CAN SEE THE TRACK AGAIN. YESTERDAY THERE WAS A LOT OF
SNOW HERE. THE PROBLEM IS IT IS CREATING
ROADS CLOSED. I HAVE REPORTS OF PEOPLE WITH
BASEMENTS FLOODED. THIS IS CAUSING SOME ISSUES OUT
THERE. EVERYBODY’S GROUND IS STILL
FROZEN. THIS IS PURE RUNOFF. WE TAKE YOU TO LAKE LAWN RESORT. EYES ON THE LAKE. 43 IN DOLL OF AND. 62 TODAY. A LITTLE ICE LEFT AS WE TAKE YOU
TO CATHEDRAL SQUARE. THE GREAT MELTDOWN IS ON. IT IS NICE TO GET RID OF THE
SNOW, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF
NASTINESS AS THAT MELTS AWAY. HERE COMES THE COLDER AIR. 40 MADISON. 42 BEAVER DAM IN WATERTOWN. 51 MILWAUKEE, BUT NOT FOR LONG. THE WIND TOOK A WHILE TO GET
GOING, BUT IT IS GOING IN A BIG
WAY. 58 MILES PER HOUR IN KENOSHA. THAT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS DOWN
THERE. WE STILL HAVE SOGGY SOIL WITH
ALL THIS RAIN MELTING. 45 MILES PER HOUR IN RACINE, 35
IN MILWAUKEE. THE WIND WILL DIE DOWN AS THE
NIGHT GOES ON. WE DID GET SOME SUN FOR A TIME,
THEN THUNDERSTORMS COME RUMBLING
THROUGH. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO GET THE
STORMS WHEN WE DID. I THINK WE WOULD HAVE HAD A FAIR
AMOUNT OF SEVERE WEATHER. WE HAD ONE WARNING THAT ROLLED
THROUGH JEFFERSON COUNTY. NOW IT IS ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE
SYSTEM. MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED ON THE
FOX RIVER IN KENOSHA COUNTY. IN BURLINGTON AND RACINE,
MODERATE FLOODING EXPECTED THERE
, MODERATE FLOODING EXPECTED ON
THE SHEBOYGAN RIVER. MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED ON THE
FOX RIVER. THE SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS
MOVING THROUGH FIRST. WE GET COLD ENOUGH THAT WE SEE A
FEW SNOWFLAKES FRIDAY MORNING. BE READY FOR THAT. THEN SOME SUN BREAKING THROUGH,
THEN MORE SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN
THE DAY. HERE IS YOUR WEEK AHEAD, AROUND
40 DEGREES, COOLER THAN AVERAGE. THE AVERAGE HIGH IS 42. ST. PATRICK’S DAY IS QUIET. IF YOU WANT TO DO PARTYING FOR
THE FESTIVITIES, DRESS WARMLY. IT WILL STILL BE CHILLY. 42 AS WE HEAD INTO MONDAY. LOOK AT THE DRY STRETCH OF
WEATHER. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED AT THE
RIGHT TIME. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF FLOODING
PROBLEMS, BUT THANKFULLY NOT A
LOT OF ADDITIONAL RAIN. JOYCE: THANK YOU. PATRICK: WHOOPI’S SURPRISE. JOYCE: HOW SHE BROUGHT HER VIEW
CO-HOSTS TO TEARS AND WHEN SHE
PLANS TO RETURN TO THE SHOW. PATRICK: THEN, SEACREST OUT? REPORTS THE CO-HOST OF LIVE WITH
KELLY AND RYAN WANTS OFF THE
SHOW NOT EVEN TWO YEARS IN. JOYCE: EMPIRE ACTOR JUSSIE
SMOLLETT PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO
CHARGES HE LIED TO POLICE ABOUT
BEING THE VICTIM OF A RACIST AND
HOMOPHOBIC ATTACK. PATRICK: THE 36-YEAR-OLD ACTOR
APPEARED IN A CHICAGO COURTROOM
TODAY. HE’S CHARGED WITH 16 COUNTS OF
DISORDERLY CONDUCT. INVESTIGATORS SAY SMOLLETT
STAGED THE ATTACK BECAUSE HE WAS
UNHAPPY ABOUT HIS SALARY AND
WANTED TO DRUM UP PUBLICIT

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