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walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts ? >> ? putting on the ritz! ? ? anchor: a classic scene from ?young frankenstein,? starring milwaukee native gene wilder. he died from complications related to alzheimer's. anchor: from ?the producers? to ?willy wonka and the chocolate factory,? his influential career spanned decades and left behind many movie memories. you could say it was mel brooks who first saw something funny in actor gene wilder. his breakthrough role as the neurotic accountant leo bloom in the 1968 brooks' comedy ?the producers? earned wilder an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. >> don't hit. it doesn't help. reporter: gene wilder was born in milwaukee and caught the acting bug by doing theater. his professional relationship with brooks was akin to lightning in a bottle. he earned his second oscar nod, this time for best adapted screenplay, for their parody ?young frankenstein.?
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is code black. reporter: his role as a hard-drinking gunslinger in ?blazing saddles? also helped to cement wilder's meteoric rise to stardom. >> yeah, but i shoot with this hand. reporter: perhaps the film that endeared the witty actor to many across generations is ?willy wonka and the chocolate factory.? >> ? in a world of pure imagination ? ? reporter: his private life became public with his marriage in 1984 to ?saturday night liv?" star gilda radner. sadly, after two years of marriage, radner was diagnosed wi three years later. wilder dealt with his grief by establishing gilda's club, a home away from home for patients and families. the actor teamed up with his friend richard pryor for a string of successful comedies, including ?silver streak,? ?stir crazy,? and ?see no evil, hear no evil.? by the 1990's, wilder remarried and kept his career going with various projects. however in 1999, the performer was diagnosed with non-hodgkins
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with the help of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, wilder made a complete recovery. acting took a back seat in his life, and except for a few small tv roles, he focused his energy on writing. in 2005, he released his memoir ?kiss me like a stranger: my search for love and art.? gene wilder will be remembered for his wit and warmth and his memorable performances that were simply unforgettable. anchor: many are mourning wilder's death with condolences and messages on social media. comedian and actor billy crystal tweeted, gene wilder was a giant of comedy. his legacy of films is inspiring. a true genius. jim carrey wrote on twitter, gene wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. if there's a heaven, he has a golden ticket. and ricky gervais sends a simple message, quoting one of his lines from willy wonka. good day, sir. rest in peace, gene wilder. if you want to take a closer look at the legendary career of
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free app. anchor: one more sticky day on the way before a cold front could bring rain. meteorologist: a better chance late in the day. that is when the cold front will arrive. in the meantime, it is still warm. we have to watch for the possibility of fog throughout the night. in milwaukee, the dew point is way up there. hit and miss showers possible during the day. a better chance tomorrow would be in the late afternoon and evening. 85, and then we cool back down. 70's for three days in a row before we warm up in time for the labor day weekend. not nearly as sticky after tomorrow. anchor: a deadline regarding additional milwaukee police officers has expired. alderman terry witkowski
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this month. that would have let voters decide if 150 officers should be added to the force over the next five years. the state put a 13-day window on that proposal. today was the deadline for action from the common council, which has now expired. >> i think we missed an opportunity. i think there are some issues to be addressed in the streets of milwaukee, including traffic law fo with our opportunity to have 150 officers to address these issues. anchor: alderman witkowski tells wisn 12 he's out of options for getting it on the ballot. the man accused of shooting and killing a mother on a wisconsin interstate is facing a lesser charge. zachary hays had faced first-degree intentional homicide charges. in a sauk county courtroom today, attorneys downgraded that charge to first-degree reckless homicide.
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czaczkowski on i-90-94 as she and her family were driving home from the wisconsin dells in may. police say he also shot and killed his west allis neighbor, gabriel sanchez, earlier in the day. hays pleaded not guilty to all charges by reason of mental defect. anchor: in commitment 2016, the focus is on money. from cape cod to california, democratic nominee hillary clinton has been hob-nobbing with high-dollar donors. republican nominee donald trump is upping his ad spending and appeals for donations. reporter sally kidd is tracking the cash. reporter: from hollywood to the hamptons, hillary clinton is in the midst of a major fundraising blitz. yet the end of the month appeal from team clinton sounds almost desperate. we're still lagging behind where we were in july, and the timing isn't ideal. >> the fact of the matter is clinton has absolutely annihilated donald trump in fundraising throughout the campaign. so she needs to create a sense of urgency among her donors that there is something at stake here. reporter: donald trump also
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offering to match every donation up to $1 million. and he's already filled out the check for you. >> he's getting a fair amount of money from small donors giving online. so there are certainly people out there responding to his message. reporter: trump's official haul to date lags far behind, $125 million to clinton's $315 million. >> not only does he not have the star power, which republicans often lack, but he doesn't even have the very deep pockets which often back republican party presid reporter: meantime, more money is flowing onto the airwaves with this new ad from trump. >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged. reporter: he's making his biggest general election ad buy to date, spending some $10 million over the next week or so. tomorrow night, singer jimmy buffett is hosting a clinton fundraiser in the hamptons. and jon bon jovi is reportedly among the attendees.
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college polls show a tight race in the states of michigan, pennsylvania, and deadlocked in ohio. anchor: right now, a state of emergency is in effect in three wisconsin counties. governor scott walker issued the disaster orders today in eau claire, buffalo, and tremplealeau counties. the move will free up money to help with recovery after severe storms and flooding hit the region earlier this month. up to eight inches of rain fell in a matter of hours. the storms caused an estimated $1.8 million of damage. anchor: 4000 uw milwaukee students will start moving in tomorrow. looking ahead, students are moving into the residence halls. more than half of the students moving in are freshman. more than 27,000 students go to uwm. also happening tomorrow, a big milestone at lambeau field. the packers, along with american red cross, will have collected their 5000th pint of blood through donations. the team has been holding staff or community blood drives for 14 years. >> she was already family. now she is officially family.
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a 10-year-old girl now has her forever family. thema ponton takes us to the official ceremony that includes a group of kids who were allowed to skip school. >> want to make this official? reporter: a special day for the students from milwaukee's saint colletta day school. instead of class, they're watching their classmate abby in the final steps of her adoption process. >> she wanted a family. our school is an amazing family to all oou needed a place to call home. reporter: abby's mother, ann, is a social worker who admits to taking her work home. she has eight children, seven of whom are adopted. >> i get choked up even now. it is always amazing and exciting. honestly, i put it on the same level as giving birth. reporter: abby's excitement was contagious, showing off her new name and celebrating her family.
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family. reporter: as for abby's future, well, she might already have her first job figured out. whatever she does, she has her family's support. >> i never intended on adopting one. it was clearly not my plan. but it has been a good plan. reporter: in milwaukee, thema ponton, wisn 12 news. anchor: saint colletta day school specializes in helping students with special needs. abby says she's looking forward to going back to school and writing her new name. anchor: a space mission on earth is over. anchor: after one year of seclusion, a group of scientists are out. where their makeshift trip to mars took place over the past year. anchor: then, facebook replacing humans with computers. the job that is now being done by a program. >> on nightline, hy clinton's top aide, huma abedin, is leaving her husband
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anchor: an unusually large natural disaster. a lightning strike kills 300
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environmental officials say the animals were likely all huddled together because of stormy weather. today marks the 11th anniversary of the single most catastrophic natural disaster in u.s. history, hurricane katrina. the category 3 storm made landfall in 2005 between louisiana and the mouth of the mississippi river. it killed more than 1800 people, displaced thousands more, and had damages estimated at $108 billion. this morning, the new mayor and other officials held a prayer service and laid wreaths on the memorial in honor of the victims. anchor: it's back to school week. and health experts want to make sure your kids are ready. there are illnesses parents should watch out for. wisn 12 news' lindsey slater shows us what's going around. reporter: i spoke with a minute clinic nurse practitioner. she said she's seen a lot of cases of pink eye or bacterial conjunctivitus recently.
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is caused by a bacteria that could be from an ammonia bacteria. a lot of times, that comes from swimming. reporter: the main symptoms include an irritated red eye, sometimes crusting over when you wake up. your eye can also be itchy. also, many times, it starts in one eye and then, over time, goes into both eyes. treatments include antibiotic eye drops, but it's best, if you have any of these symptoms, to see your doctor. the nurse practitioner recommends you stay out of work or school for 24 to 48 hours because it's so contagious. disinfect your bed sheets, pillows, even door handles. the most important thing is to make sure you wash your hands throughout the day. i am lindsey slater. anchor: for a list of pink eye symptoms to watch out for, head to our website, wisn.com. you'll find a link in our health section.
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changing jobs at facebook. you may have noticed the social media site will always put up things that are trending -- celebrities or a story. it used to be a team of 15 to 20 people that put those up. now an algorithm will do the work. facebook says having a computer do the work could get rid of any bias. for the time being, there are humans keeping an eye on the software and will be there to correct any mistakes. nearly 10,000 workers are suing chipotle, claiming the restaurant cheated them out of current and former employees claim the company made them work off the clock without paying them. the lawsuit claims chipotle routinely requires hourly paid workers to punch out and then continue working until they were given permission to leave. chipotle denies any wrongdoing and says the case has no merit. anchor: six scientists who lived inside a dome for one year are back with their families and back to reality. they were inside a dome on a hawaiian mountain meant to simulate a trip to mars.
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simulation, and it was funded by nasa. during the simulation, the scientists could go outside only while wearing spacesuits. the crew members said they faced several challenges, including rotating limited resources and a plumbing malfunction that left them bathing with buckets for two weeks. there is no right way to prepare you for this video. anchor: just listen to this 2-year-old give a broadway performance of the abc's. >> t, u, v ? ? anchor: that is 2-year-old violet from louisiana. the video has been viewed nearly 4 million times. her mom says she insists on singing a song every day when she gets picked up from preschool. here is the grand finale.
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's next time, won't you sing with me ? ? anchor: get it, violet. [laughter] anchor: i love that. like ethel merman. impressive. paul chryst pays no attention to the bettinne season opener. anchor: what the ideal conditions would be for erin hills when the course hosts the open next june. anchor: cm punk answers his critics as he prepares for his ufc debut. dan needles is in next with big 12 sports. here are tonight's winning
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>> big 12 sports, presented by menards. dan: last september, the badgers faced the eventual heisman trophy winner,
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season opener. this saturday, they will face one of the favorites to win the heisman this season, lsu's leonard fournette. the game at lambeau field, which you can see here on wisn 12, is one of the most-hyped season openers in wisconsin history. the badgers are the underdogs in this one. according to one odds maker, the tigers are favored by 10 points. >> i know who we are as a team. i do not get caught up in underdog, favorite. play our best game. that is what you work for. that is what you get to do each and every saturday. i am not concerned about what everyone else says. i am concerned how we approach it and how that translates into how we play. dan: the operation football game of the week for this friday will be hartford at oconomowoc, which received 53% of your votes. now you can go to wisn.com to vote for next week's featured game. the choices are mukwonago at
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franklin, or pewaukee at new berlin west. less than a year from now, erin hills will host the first u.s. open in the state of wisconsin. the open is regarded as the toughest test of golf amongst the four majors. erin hills hosted their media day this afternoon. all three course architects were on site. the course will play close to 8,000 yards next june, but they believe that weather will be the biggest factor in determining a winner. if there just so happens to be picture perfect days like this the course will win. >> i cannot fathom it happening. i think the course is too challenging. even if it is wet and not windy, which would be the perfect condition, they will make a lot of putts. i cannot fathom the difficulty in some of the short and long holes.
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dan: it is a beast. former wwe wrestler cm punk is training in milwaukee for his ufc debut next month. the 37-year-old realizes his critics believe he has no chance to succeed in mixed martial arts, but punk doesn't care. >> this is about me wanting, almost needing to do something just to prove that i can, you know? there are people out there, like i said, that hope i l once i stepped in the octagon, i have already won. dan: a few really good fighters. anchor: we have a final look at the forecast met. anchor: coming up next, jimmy kimmel live. his guests include actor
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most for free. look, he's dvr-ing like 6 shows at once. let's go. ah, this grass is so much greener than on our tv. why are your shoes off? because i'm on their bed. i don't want to be rude. discover how much more is included. are those meatballs still circulating? get tv, internet and phone for $89.99 per month. only from time warner cable. meteorologist: one more hot one tomorrow. you will still be in the sweat fest. then we go from the middle 80's
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>> dicky: from hollywood it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- terrence howard. wolf blitzer. and music from bonnie raitt. and now, stay right there -- here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ? >> jimmy: hi, there. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thanks for watching. thanks for coming. i'm glad you're here.

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