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sal? sally: after 70s earlier in the week, we have fallen back to the 50s. temperatures in the metro, 49 at st. frances and also at shorewood. 49 west allis. skies overall are mostly cloudy. it is 50 at beaver dam. 51 for kenosha. the clouds are stubborn this morning. model is sprinkles aloft in the atmosphere near the illinois border. most are dry for the day. with 40s to 50, coffee extra hot this morning. tdz cool and breedsy. sun and clouds trading places today as we reach the mid 50s this afternoon. matt? >> yep, i'm on the road right now, if you are headed out, things are in pretty good shape.
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things are looking good and the travel times are looking good as well. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. ben: now to our big story this morning, the final presidential debate of the 2016 election. donald trump and hillary clinton met face-to-face in las vegas last night. tim, some heated moments are getting a lot of attention. tim: especially with the election less than 20 days away. abc news' maggie rulli is in washington with the latest. >> in yet another debate filled with more memorable moments. a basic foundation of democracy steals the show. >> do you make the same commitment that you will absolutely, sir, that you will absolutely accept the result of this election? >> i will tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense, okay?
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>> the night quickly turning personal. >> such a nasty woman. >> i think he's unfit. >> but the two candidates did start things off by talking policies, from abortion and immigration. >> we have some bad hombre's here and we're going to get them out. >> he started his campaign bashing immigrants calling mexican immigrants criminals, rapists and drug dealers. >> to foreign policy, clinton calling out trump's relationship with russian president vladamir putin. >> he'd rather have a puppet as president. >> no puppet, no puppet. >> and it's pretty clear -- >> you're the puppet. >> and not letting him off the hook for his controversial statements and actions regarding women. >> he goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and i don't think there is a woman anywhere who doesn't know what that feels like. >> to which trump offered a blanket denial. >> nobody has more respect for women than i do. nobody. >> trump then, accusing clinton of what he called criminal acts like deleting emails and questioning the value of her
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>> it is bad experience, what you have done turned out badly. >> clinton fires back. >> on the day when i was in the situation room, monitoring the raid that brought osama bin laden to justice, he was hosting "the celebrity apprentice." so i'm happy to compare my 30 years of experience. >> this debate was trump's last chance to confront clinton and try to regain momentum as the latest polls show clinton pull maggie rulli abc news washington tim: thanks, maggie. at the end of the debate, the candidates gave a final message to voters. hillary clinton said shes reaching out to all americans, from all parties. donald trump said he will make america great again. melinda? melinda: just hours after the debate, donald trump's campaign is now turning its attention to wisconsin. trump's daughter ivanka will be in town later today.
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good morning. reporter: trump left las vegas and spending the day in ohio and his daughter coming to wauwatosa. the crown plaza and coming here in just hours. she's stopping in wauwatosa and eau claire. the tosa event starts at 12:30 at the crowne plaza milwaukee west. doors open at 11:45. then ivanka heads to eau claire for a 2:30 appearance. both events are open to the public and you have to register in advance with the republican party of wisconsin. in just a few hours ivanka trump is coming to wisconsin. we are live in wauwatosa "wisn 12 news this morning." >> hillary, thank you: abc news has reporters traveling
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look for full coverage of the election and last night's debate today on "good morning america." that's starting at seven. ben: later today, battling a public health issue. the milwaukee common council's public health committee is tackling opioid abuse. the medical college of wisconsin will update the committee on their work to reduce drug use. the college has programs that are working to cut down on drug abuse and dependency. melinda: a controversial religious group is planning a trip to uw-m today. the westboro baptist church will be on campus for a protest. it's not the first time they've protested in milwaukee. uw-m students are organizing time. students say they will counter the group's hateful message with a free hugs campaign. more than 100 people have already rsvp'd on facebook saying they'll attend the counter-protest. ben: later today, you can help honor vietnam veterans from wisconsin. the southeast wisconsin vietnam veterans memorial is marking 25 years. there will be a ceremony at 5:00 p.m. at veterans park on milwaukee's lakefront. there's free parking available for anyone who wants to attend.
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5:35. delivery gone wrong. melinda: a postal worker's bizarre outburst is caught on video. how he allegedly went out of his way to make sure people didn't get their mail. ben: plus, rush hour surprise. the mystery unfolding this morning after a snake popped up
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sally: 20 minutes before 6:00. sunrise 7:11. early morning clouds are continuing to stick around for the day. we look at a mix of sun and clouds overall. the temperatures 50 at the airpor cooler away from the lake. mid 40s in the dells. breedsy along the shores and i anticipate a northeast wind this morning. gusty winds just along the lake. extra shot of hair spray or a ponytail today. melinda: new this morning, a swimmer gets stranded at sea at night. ben: the coast guard used an infrared camera to find him in the dark. randall hackett and his
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before sunset. they got separated and hackett got lost at sea. rescue crews say he was wearing a wetsuit which helped prevent hypothermia. this morning hackett is safe at home. >> right now, we're seeing new video from a gas explosion in portland. melinda: firefighters evacuated the building just minutes before it exploded. the building was home to a bagel shop. officials say a natural gas leak is to blame for the explosion which sparked a large fire. two, have broken legs. three civilians and two police officers had minor injuries. but amazingly, no one was seriously hurt or killed. melinda: new this morning, hundreds of letters end up dumped in the woods. ben: the us postal service is investigating after a mailman was caught on camera dumping his deliveries. a woman in georgia spotted the mailman emptying out his truck so she started recording. she says at one point he took a break and then got right back to
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other workers to clean up the mess and get the mail back on track. >> that check in the mail, well, it is not coming, it's in the woods. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:41. walking out of the classroom. melinda: thousands of teachers are going on strike today. the universities that'll be impacted by the campus walk-out. ben: plus, cold and flu season just around the corner. the three things you can do
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sally: 50 degrees at mitchell international this morning. earlier in the week the temperatures in the morning between 65 and 70. they are not going to appear for us today or for tomorrow, we hold in the 50s today. right now a breezy north wind in place, especially along the lake. the fall come back today. a frosty start tomorrow.
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the fall colors are past peek in the northwoods, but approaching peak around southern wisconsin. it is spectacular. i believe matt is at the airport. >> just got to chopper out. if you are going out, things are in good shape on the roadways. the overnight construction is picked up. the travel times are looking that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. i will check back in 900 feet above in a bit. back to you. melinda: right now, a temporary pause in aleppo is giving relief to people who live in the syrian city. tim, will this ceasefire last? tim: it's meant to last for less than 12 hours, but russia's president says it could go on longer. russian and syrian forces will hold off on airstrikes to give
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leave. aleppo has been under siege for a year now. french and german officials are currently meeting with vladimir putin demanding an end to those airstrikes and putin says the ceasefire could be extended depending on what happens in the next few hours in aleppo and at those meetings in berlin. ben, back to you. ben: right now, iraqi forces are working their way toward mosul to try and force isis out of the city. it's been under isis control for two years. more than a million people live in mosul, iraq's second largest city. iraqi and kurdish forces have now freed at least 13 villages near mosul as they move closer to the city. it could take weeks or months to take mosul back from isis. melinda: right now, thousands of professors in pennsylvania are on strike. faculty at 14 different state universities will picket again today after a disappointing contract negotiation. union members walked off the job yesterday.
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higher education says it has already made the union its best offer. ben: new this morning, while the presidential candidates were battling it out onstage, there was a winner in the audience. 13-year-old jade thomas won an essay contest and a ticket to the debate. >> i want to hear what they are going to do for the young generations because that's what the country is going to be like in 20 years, and i want to see the future of that. ben: jade served as a student reporter at the debate for pbs education. her essay was an open letter to donald trump about life with a single mother who's trying to earn a fair wage. melinda: ken bone was the unexpected star of the second presidential debate, but we may not find out if he ever made up his mind about who to vote for. >> once i tell anyone who i'm voting for, i lost my
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i don't care who you vote for, just get to the polls and have your voice heard. if you listen to the fat guy from st. louis, you're not listening to your own thoughts and conscience. melinda: that's what he told jimmy kimmel last night. kimmel sent him to las vegas to report on the debate. bone and his red sweater went viral after the second debate when he asked the candidates a question about the energy industry. ben: i tell you that red, it is similar to the red y today. you just need a collar. melinda: and 50 pounds or more. ben: we are told to move on. ben: new this morning, animals at the alaska zoo in anchorage are getting political. the zoo is once again holding an election to see who will become zoo president. the incumbent is a polar bear, but it seems like zoo visitors are ready for a change, the polar bear is far behind a magpie named george and denali
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the animals even have running mates. he's running alongside a russian. >> i mean that's kind of a controversy. olga is a wolverine and she's right here and she's from russia. ben: so far, george the magpie is winning the election. it costs one dollar to vote. so far the zoo has raised nearly $15,000. this race ends on election day november 8th. i think the fact that a magpie. sally: and a wolverine. that is a good one. temperatures this morning 40s and 50s. we had near 80 earlier in the week. 50s on deck for today and
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cloudiness. the model is getting a couple of sprinkles aloft in the atmosphere. the clouds are low. there you go. we had a cool front coming through overnight. breezy today. we look at the winds diminishing into the afternoon. upper 40s. low 50s this morning. 50 at the airport. water temperature temperatures 30s and 40s across the dakotas. we will be cooler and a chance for frost tonight, but i don't anticipate a lot in the way of much colder than normal temperatures. the clouds again stubborn this morning. a few peeks of sun in the afternoon. clouds are around for us. watch what happens moving into the afternoon. winds instead of northeast, they are a little more to the north.
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the afternoon. overnight we are quiet but patchy frost early on friday and lots of in the way of sunshine tomorrow. 53 tomorrow. the winds are out of the north and swinging back from the south later the weekend. looking good pushing into the weekend. look at the fall colors or grab a pumpkin. 58 saturday. 63 on sunday. looks wetter next week. dozens of protesters gather in new york city after a fatal police shooting. tim, what do we know about that shooting? tim: deborah danner was in her apartment in the bronx when an officer shot her. neighbors called police because danner was acting erratically. she had schizophrenia and a history of not taking her medication. the officer says she tried to hit him with a baseball bat. he fired two shots killing her. new york's mayor and the nypd commissioner have both said that shooting should not have
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overnight around two dozen protesters marched in the street in the bronx demanding justice. ben: right now, a massive wildfire is burning out of control in colorado. it's so big a nasa satellite captured it. here's the view from above. it started on monday and quickly spread to more than 16,000 acres. the flames have destroyed at least five homes and 13 other buildings. 400 people evacuated. officials say a fallen power line sparked the fire. ben: new this morning, hundreds of firefighters managed to put out a brush fire in california before it damaged any homes. it was dangerously close to several homes in los angeles. the brush fire spread to dozens of acres before crews put it out. no one was hurt. la is expecting record-breaking heat today that could lead to more brush fires. melinda: a nasty surprise for a driver in florida. he was driving when a snake
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the driver started recording. the snake was about six feet long. it had been curled up around the driver's engine. the driver quickly closed his air conditioner vents just in case the snake could slither through. ben: no thanks. ben: new this morning, a connecticut man ends up in jail thanks to his love for espresso and gourmet cookies. stamford police say donald newman-smith was arrested for allegedly robbing a convenience store. he was caught after stopping an officer asking for directions to police found the suspect sitting on the patio drinking espresso and eating a plate of cookies. melinda: halloween is right around the corner and people are stocking up on trick-or-treat candy. if you want to make kids happy on halloween, go with reese's peanut butter cups. that's the most popular candy in the u.s. according to
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top choices too. candy corn made an appearance at the top of the list too. i lot of people hate that. i love it. ben: i can't say anything bad about the candy corn. melinda: you don't like it? ben: it doesn't taste like anything. melinda: it tastes like sugar. you don't like sugar. ben: then. melinda: new this morning, it's fall. ben doesn't like candy. ben: whoa. melinda: and that means cold and flu season is around the corner! melinda: experts say, in the course of a year, people in the u.s. suffer through as many as one billion colds. and five to twenty percent of folks will get the flu. there are some steps you can take to protect your family.
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healthy during cold and flu season. >> first thing i recommend is wash your hands regularly for a full 20 seconds. the next thing is to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, and then lastly and more importantly, don't forget to get your flu shot and that includes for kids too. melinda: experts say if you do get sick, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. for breathing issues, use a humidifier, and gargle with salt water to soothe your throat. ben: i may be in the minority here, you can have all of the candy corn. melinda: i will give you the reese's pieces. melinda: wisn 12 news time is 5:55. showdown in las vegas. ben: a full recap of last night's al debate is next. ben: plus, health concerns at dozens of public parks. why hundreds of drinking fountains are being shut off this morning. melinda: then an emergency response at mitchell international airport. what happened on board a southwest airlines flight that had crew members calling for
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>> welcome back. more problems for wells fargo. >> the california attorney general is investigating for bank theft. they have created millions of unauthorized accounts for years and now a search warrant finds
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wells fargo is saying they are cooperating with the investigation. the ceo resigned last week from the company. t-mobile fined $48 million failed to explain the details of the unlimited data policy, the policy allowed them to limit the access to data making their services unusable for several hours each day. in addition to the fines, they are compensating the customers and donate school districts. >> hostess is returning to wall street. they sold a majority stake to a private equity firm. it is value surged nearly 20% since. >> big announcement from tesla, the car company is saying that the new teslas have self-driving
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detect objects near and around the car, the company promises the software updates for the earlier models as well. 6:00. the news continues right now. >> my social security payroll contribution will go up as will donald's assuming if he get out of it. >> such a nasty woman. >> the final and heated presidential debate now in the books, less than 20 days before the election. good morning, it is great to have you with us on "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport, 6:00, thursday october 20th. we get to the debate in the


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