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melinda: have you packed up the car yet? families across the country are getting ready to hit the road for thanksgiving. what you need to know before stepping out the door. ben: plus, another chilly start this morning. the winter weather is rolling in just in time for the holidays. how it could affect your thanksgiving plans. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 5:30 on this tuesday, november 22nd. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. sal. sall o morning ranging from 22 to 28 degrees. that's where we find the airport at this hour. 28 at cathedral square. air mass is dry, light northwest winds. we are looking at much of the day staying dry. i think that the rain is holding off until this evening, and mostly overnight hours. becoming cloudy. a little clear skies showing up in the far east. sunrise is 6:53.
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wednesday looks wet. tempered on thanksgiving. but a few flurries or a patchy snow mix on friday morning. now to matt on the way to news chopper 12. matt. >> they got rid of the zipper merge overnight. there was a full closure and now reopened. pay attention this morning making your way through there. right now it is reopened and the we are just looking at 5 minutes northbound 894 from the hail up to the zoo. >> all right, thank you. melinda: new this morning, the driver in a fatal school bus crash is now under arrest and facing charges. at least five children were killed in the crash yesterday in chattanooga, tennessee. wisn 12 news' tim elliott has the details. tim. tim: 35 elementary students were
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the 24-year-old driver was go too fast. the bug rolled and crashed into a tree. at least five children were killed. around 20 were taken to hospitals. now police are working to get the bus's black box so they can learn more about what happened. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:32. millions of americans are traveling this week for thanksgiving and that has safety officials on alert. thema is live for us at the milwaukee intermodal station with a look ahead. good morning, thema. reporter: good morning, ben. a lot of extra traffic and people are coming up here to the train and bus station. at places like amtrak here, they want you to be aware of your surroundings and give yourself
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amtrak is asking passengers to be on the look out and report anything that seems suspicious. there is a similar message if you are headed to the airport. the air travellers have another layer of security with the tsa lines and arrive two hours before your flight. the tsa pre-check is another way to help the process go smoother. the authorities have not announced a thanksgiving travellers, but the department of homeland security says that the holiday season could be a target so you always want to be aware of your surroundings and if you see something, say something. "wisn 12 news this morning." >> thank you, thema. >> most of the people will be
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transportation option like airplanes, trains, buses, and even cruises. melinda: later today, a spanish train maker will be recognized for bringing jobs back to milwaukee. talgo will repair and refurbish hillary is live with a look ahead. good morning, hillary. reporter: mayor tom barrett is a big supporter of the talgo's return to city. another group is celebrating the return today. now, their return to milwaukee contract that the company landed with the city of los angeles. they are repairing and refurbishing dozens of subway cars for los angeles. the company left milwaukee in 2012 after the state backed out of a plan to create a high-speed rail system. governor walker didn't support the line saying it is too expensive to maintain and talgo left. four years later they are back and the new contract is expected
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milwaukee alderman will be recognized this morning. that is at the station this afternoon. >> hillary, thank you. melinda: later today, a franklin police officer receiving a big honor for rescuing a bus driver. the driver had a medical emergency which led to the crash. news chopper 12 was over the scene in april. officer mullikan had to break into the bus to save the driver. he'll be honored with a life-saving medal today. more officers and civilians will be honored too. the ceremony starts at 6:30 at the franklin municipal court room. ben: looking ahead, you could be the next milwaukee police aide. mpd is looking for high school seniors or recent graduates. they're now accepting applications for the aide program. aides get benefits and pay starts around $23,000 a year. you can learn more about the program today at noon at city hall.
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5:35. rewarding students in sherman park. last night more than 100 students at townsend elementary scored free tickets to the bucks game because of their perfect attendance. the kids got tickets for themselves and their family and free bucks gear. families say it's good to have something positive after this summer's unrest in sherman park. >> it's been so much problems in that sherman park area and for them to give back to the bucks community is a really good thing uplifting the children and gives us the parents to spend time melinda: the surg restaurant group and phoenix investors sponsored the event. >> it's almost time our annual "food for families" phone bank! wisn 12 is partnering with the hunger task force to help local families in need. last year you helped us raise more than $100,000. the phone bank starts at 6:00 a.m. less than a half hour away. we will pass along the number onces lines are open. wisn 12 news time now is 5:36. >> while parts of the country
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the floods that put lives in danger and the rescue missions that kept californians safe. ben: and a clerk fights back. the worker who wouldn't go down without a fight even when faced
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>> becoming mostly cloudy for this morning. we get a live look at the valley for today. we are looking at a dry day as well. temperatures warmer today than yesterday. we reach up to the low 40s. slight chance of a stray sprinkle in the western counties this morning. the light rain is arriving tonight. wet off and on throughout wednesday. it is looking thanksgiving. bus stop weather this morning dry for the most part throughout the day, the temperatures more comfortable 43. melinda: heavy downpours in california lead to flash flooding. ben: rescue crews had a busy day rescuing people trapped on an island. firefighters say four people who are homeless live on an island in the la river. when the water started to rise, they needed to be rescued. another man had to be rescued from underneath a bridge. officials say the rain led to
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ben: an armed robbery foiled by a brave clerk. melinda: he fought back when a man attacked him with a metal pipe. the clerk was working at a florida gas station when the suspect came in. he hit the clerk in the back. the clerk fought back using his fists. he managed to get the pipe away from the would-be thief. that suspect ran off. police are searching for him this morning. the clerk is doing just fine. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:41. security on the wa. >> why miami is setting up the security in the ocean, the high profile visitor it is designed to protect. >> a megastar is in the hospital and kanye west cancelled the
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we asked a group of young people when they thought they should start saving for retirement. then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement.
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if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow.
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>> a live look at the network, temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees. on the way to the highs in the 40s. the weather action over the mid section and the rockies for today. low pressure is getting organized over the southern plains and rain maker later
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begin to fall tonight and tomorrow in the north woods. travel headaches are starting in northern wisconsin and minnesota. we look at the rain here in the south. matt? >> yep, we are getting the chopper out of the hanger right now, if you are going out, good shape on the roads. a closure on 94 eastbound and reopening of that, the zipper merge is a thing of the coming into milwaukee county and on new lanes tlshgs is a new traffic pattern through there. right now, no delays. travel times... i will check back 900 feet above coming up in just a bit.
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5:45. ben: right now, japan is dealing with the aftermath of an earthquake and a tsunami. the 7.4 quake hit the fukushima prefecture. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom following the latest information. tim. tim: officials say this massive quake was an aftershock of a 2011 earthquake that hit the same area. the quake caused damage and triggered a tsunami warning. officials have lifted that tsunami warning this morning. we've learned that at least 14 people were hurt in the aftermath of the earthquake. there are some reports of damage and even fires that broke out at buildings. officials say those have all been extinguished. back to you. >> tim, thank you. ben: right now, bolivia is under a state of emergency because of a drought. the capital city la paz has a water shortage. officials are blaming the drought on climate change. it's considered the worst drought in bolivia in 25 years. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:46. melinda: happening now, more protests in north dakota over an oil pipeline. right now, protesters are demanding that the sheriff of morton county resign.
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between law enforcement and protesters. sunday night officers reportedly used water cannons and tear gas to stop protesters from crossing a bridge. but law enforcement officials say the protesters were throwing objects at the officers. hundreds had to be treated for hypothermia. >> they were met by brutal force, with water cannons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets in unbelievable amounts. it was horrific, a horrific scene. nd yesterday during the protest to demand the sheriff's resignation. ben: new this morning, more protests in portland, oregon over president-elect donald trump. around 100 students gathered at a park after school to voice their concerns. the students walked through the streets and even blocked roads. school officials in portland sent a letter home to parents warning that there could be more student protests this week. ben: just hours after meeting with tv network executives and
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yesterday calling the media crooked. one of the tv execs trump met with is the founder of bet, bob johnson. after the meeting, johnson said trump is committed to reaching out to african-americans. melinda: trump will be spending thanksgiving at his home in miami. the coast guard is working on special security zones for the occasion. melinda: boaters have to receive permission to enter any of the three zones starting today. the coast guard says the zones will protect trump and everyone else in the area from any subversive acts. tr at his mar-a-lago resort. ben: a nominee to become trump's national security advisor was here in wisconsin last night. general michael flynn spoke at ripon college last night. hundreds of people attended. it was standing room only to hear flynn talk about national security challenges. he talked about isis, russia and north korea. flynn said that leaders need to focus on the long term. >> we've got to figure out our
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we go forward in the rest of this century. ben: some students who attended the speech say they wanted to hear flynn discuss cyber security along with international and domestic issues. >> last year you helped us raise a hundred thousand dollars. give what you can to help the families in need. >> everyone is coming in and setting up in the phone bank room and we look forward to talking to you soon. the skies are becoming mostly cloudy. we have concerns about the north woods. not a lot of snow. one to three inches.
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across parts of the interior arrowhead of minnesota. the winter weather advisory kicking in tonight for the north woods. it is going from a mix to a wet snow and 1-3, 2-3 inches of snow. it is early in the season and if you can travel today rather than tomorrow, it will be easier. in just a slight chance this wet snow coming out of iowa moves into our area mid to late morning adjust enough to give the western countys a sprinkle. for the most part we are staying dry. the low lifts up to the north and bringing the moisture with it. 28 right now. partly cloudy at the airport. it is cool and dry air mass. it is taking a while for the
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tonight overnight and throughout wednesday light rain here in the south. the north on the wet snow, again, a tricky travel day for tomorrow. this is winding up nicely. thushz is looking good. temperatures hold in the 40s. 43 today. 35 tonight. light rain tonight and tomorrow. mid 40 rz wednesday and thanksgiving day. disturbance thursday night and friday. >> thank you, sal. ben: right now, police in san antonio have a man in custody. he's accused of shooting and killing a police officer. police say otis tyrone mckane has admitted to killing detective benjamin marconi. marconi was shot twice while sitting in his patrol car on sunday. the shooting sparked a massive manhunt in san antonio involving the fbi. mckane told reporters that he was upset that he wasn't allowed to see his son.
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>> right now, rapper kanye west is in a los angeles hospital. melinda: this comes after he ranted at a concert over the weekend and canceled other shows. tim, what do we know so far? >> music fans want to know what is happening with kanye west. he's on psychiatric hold in a hospital right now. that news came after he abruptly canceled the rest of his national tour, 21 concerts total. the ticket site live-nation says all customers will be refunded. police officers were reportedly called to a house yesterday afternoon. they say nothing criminal happened. west is reportedly suffering from exhaustion and stress. kim kardashian was expected to make a public appearance last night, her first since being tied up and robbed in paris last month. she did not end up making that appearance. back to you. >> thank you, tim.
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details at 7:00 a.m. right after "wisn 12 news this morning." melinda: police in kansas have made an arrest in a disturbing case. a woman is accused of killing a mother and kidnapping her newborn baby. police say the woman had been faking a pregnancy for months and then returned home to texas with the baby. the baby girl was not hurt. she's staying with family members this morning. ben: new this morning, a texas woman wants sheriff's deputies to face consequences after she was tazed. take a look. the woman uses a wheelchair she was using a cell phone to record her friend's arrest when she got into an argument with police. one deputy grabbed her phone and threw it into her car. minutes later another deputy tazed her. >> i feel like they actually abused the law and used it to abuse a disabled person that can't even fight back. ben: she wants the deputies to face
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deputies are being investigated and may face consequences once the investigation is finished. melinda: okay, by this time on friday you may be out there with lots of other focused shoppers looking to score a deal or the hottest item of the season. and many of you will be after the "must-have" toy of the year. >> never underestimate the power of seeing tears in your children's eyes. melinda: you know it's true! ben: he knows t melinda: oh yes. just what drives us to extremes to get the hottest toy or gadget? i go to some experts to help us understand. >> ben: right, so you found the guy who specializes in consumer behavior. this is like his super bowl. melinda: yes, an incredibly fascinating job. it is cool to figure out how our minds work behind this. tonight at 10:00 he'll help us understand what's driving our wants and needs so we have all
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shopping expeditions begin. >> or the weeks after black friday. >> exactly. >> you can meet an olympic medallist. >> where the family can go today to get autographs. >> changes ahead, what amtrak is doing differently this week that
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>> welcome back. new this morning a price hike at starbucks. >> the coffee chain is saying that prices for the cold drinks and baked goods went up 10-30 cents and they didn't explain why. 90% of the beverage menu didn't see a price change. back in july they raised the prices. >> instagram adding a live video streaming option. look at the users can broadcast the videos live. facebook already has a similar live feature, which we broadcast. >> we do that all the time! >> facebook baukt instagram. there are 500 million users on instagram. >> which should i do? >> both. >> at the same time? >> can you share?
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the space business and focussed on servicing aircraft and making the boeing third premier division. the chief executive is saying that the operations up and running in the summer or early fall of next year and based in dallas, texas. 6:00, the news continues right now. >> good morning, thanks for being with us on "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport. community in mourning after a tragic bus crash, six children on the ride home from school killed. the charges that the bus driver is now facing. >> chemicals every time you turn on the tap. >> right now, lines are opening
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phone bank. it is looking different and looking nice. call the number now 414-799... volunteers are standing right now. more on the phone bank shortly. first here is sally severson with a look at the forecast. >> mr. tom turkey is helping out. the temperatures 21-28. we have partly cloudy sky. the cs quickly from the west. i am going to pause the radar. take a look at the snow that's trying to move in to the southwest corner of the state. now, we have a dry air mass over the southern part of wisconsin. there is a chance of a stray sprinkle mid to late morning in the western counties. i think for the most part, the rain for us is holding off until tonight.


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