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>> and right now, lines are opening for wisn 12 food for families food bank. 414-799-9476. there is everyone. waving too to the viewers. every dollar matters. give us a call at 414-799-9476 to help the hunger task force buy the food for local families in need. the volunteers are standing by now. first, here is a f sally severson. sal. sally: the volunteers are coming in with the rain and the drizzle. grab the umbrella. we have 43 degrees. winds are southeast at 20. patchy, misty and drizzle today. you are going to run the wipers. we hold in the low 40s. there will be dry time as well. the showers are not done until this evening.
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the 40s for tomorrow with mostly cloudy skies. you can see light rain out there. just enough to keep the pavement wet. matt? >> the clouds are keeping the chopper parked this morning. i-94 at ryan road, things are moving smoothly here. no big troubles out there. earlier crash in the mitchell interchange is cleared up. trouble free across the system w. no reason to rush. travel times are looking great... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. it is a busy morning for the police and firefighters. >> a number or crashes and fires. tim? >> good morning, come to the tv at home and check out the video from early this morning, this is a fire burning in kenosha
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the outlet mall that a lot of people shop at. this fire destroyed a barn and one vehicle. this all happened just feet from a home as well. in the video, it is not looking like serious damage to the house. we are told no one was hurt in this. the investigators are looking into how this fire started. >> also new, a car crashes while trying to get away from the police here. this is video from 76 and the officers tried stopping a car for speeding and the driver drove the wrong way, hitting an s.u.v. headon. a total of three people wur hurt. >> finally, all lanes of 43 are reopened near bender road. part of the interstate was closed. we are still working to learn about what happened in that crash and whether anyone was hurt. ben, back to you.
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a campus police officer shot in the head at wayne state university in detroit. the 29 year old officer had surgery overnight and is recovering in the hospital this morning. he was patrolling near the campus last night investigating a rash of car break ins. a person of interest is in custody right now, but the political have not said whether that is the shooter. >> new this morning, a group of computer the hillary clinton campaign to ask for a recounted in pennsylvania and wisconsin and michigan. the reason, the experts say that clinton received 7% fewer votes in the countys with the electronic voting machines. the scientists believe that the pattern is significant enough for a review. this was presented to the top
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>> we have also learned that fewer 20% of the provisional ballots that were cast without a voter id were not counted. 618 provisional ballots were issued. 116 were counted. 400 expired. and not counted. they needed the clerk's office the friday after the election. this is the first election where the wisconsin voters were required to show a photo i --s. >> as for president-elect donald trump he's helicoptering to appoint to the cabinet. he's chosenen south carolina governor as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. official announcement is
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she was outspoken of trump throughout the race despite the misgivings, she met with the president-elect last week. 6:05. right now, "wisn 12 news this morning" is teaming up with the hunger task force. >> ben, lookal these smiling faces. we are in the food for families food bank add a lot of volunteers from just pick up the phone and call us at 414-799-9476. we need the hear the phones ringing. everyone has the signs. all the smiling faces are ready to take your calls right now. just give what you can. $10, $20, $50, a hundred.
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needs the food that makes families happy on thanksgiving. there we go. now we are in business. see, all you have to do, you are getting the kids ready and thanksgiving ready, but take the time to give what you can. ben? >> all right. a couple of phones are ringing. thank you, melinda. checking in with the weather today, sal, a travelling today and how is it for the morning commute? sally: this rain and mist more than anything is just a nuisance but grab the umbrella. we look at the showers in the forecast off and on. it is dry for thanksgiving day and the temperatures holding in the 40s. you can see we have some mist and drizzle out there. we are looking at the weather
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matt? >> earlier crash is cleared up. we have pet pavement out there. take it easy out there. noon to 8 are the peak travel times. stagger the travel plans accordingly. right now, no delays out there. you are seeing things are moving smoothly. travel times are looking good... we are crash free on the system. >> staying safe, that's the goal of the owi task force. thema is live on the south side with a look ahead. thema? reporter: well, melinda, the members of the task force are serious about getting the message out.
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arrest and lock up as many impaired drivers as necessary to prevent needless injuries and deaths on the roadways. now, they are putting the words into action later today, starting with a roll call. the law enforcement officers from milwaukee and waukesha counties will take part to show they are united in their efforts to make sure that the people are not driving under the influence during this thanksgiving holiday. now, after the roll call, the owi task force officerll drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. back live here, the morning traffic rush for work and school about to get under way. the travel rush, no signs of, but the people are trying to get to their destinations to celebrate with family and friends, and celebrate safely. live on the south side of milwaukee, "wisn 12 news this morning." >> thema, thank you.
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travel. you are flying out of chicago, remember workers at o'hare plan to walk off the job on november 29th. some 500 handlers, cabin cleaners and janitors are going on strike next tuesday. they are pushing for $15 hourly wage and union rights. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:09. today is the busiest travel day of the year and the airports will be busy. >> hillary mintz is live from mill keeping an eye on the skies. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, ben, yeah, we have special access this morning. tsa let us in the security lines of concourse c, rush, what rush? we are moving along here. just a few people in line here. from what we are hearing and seeing really the morning rush over. they are expecting things to pick up this afternoon again.
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passengers to fly through mitchell this morning. wait time for security 5-15 minutes. you are golden there, unless you are travelling with a family and that comes with the gear. you know, all is smooth here this morning. everything appears to be on time. it is good. also, sunday will be busy coming back. we are live at the airport. back to y >> lines are growing. >> hillary, thank you. wisn 12 news time w is6: recall this morning on a popular off roading vehicle. >> the reason that the drivers need to get it repaired. snow to the north. jeremy nelson is giving us a winter forecast. >> first, don't forget t lines are open for the food for families phone bank.
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to take your phone calls. 414-799-9476. this is your chance to help wisn 12 and the hunger task force feed local families in southeast
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>> welcome back. we are live here in the food for families phone bank a the phone calls. the number is 414-799-9476. call in to donate what you can. the volunteers are ready to take your calls. a couple are busy, we need the phone line going, folks. john, thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having us. we appreciate wisn doing this for the community and the food bank is a big passion of the
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matching all of the donations up to $15,000 aggregate. >> so any time someone donates it doubles it? >> yes, 50 into a hundred, a hundred into two hundred. it is a chance to double your gift. we have this food basket here and this feeds a family of four for a week. that is $125. if you donate $125, wells fargo is a second box. >> that is two families for a week. that is incredible. thank you, we are really appreciate it. the volunteers are here to take your phone calls. 414-799-9476. help feed the families here in southeast wisconsin. sal? >> we are happy to taek your calls until 9:00 and again 3-7 this afternoon. 42 degrees as we look at racine.
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winds are 15 miles per hour. as we look around southeast wisconsin temperatures in the 30s and 40s. 43 at the airport a. lot of low clouds out there. we have mist and drizzle in place. but there is a little snow to the north. we have been talking about the snow to the north with the storm system and also thinking about snow for the coming winter. here is jeremy nelson. >> we have seen the but let's fast forward, what are we thinking for the entire winter? this is the 7th year of the winter forecast. it is today at 6:00 p.m. on 12 news. we'll let you know how cold it is going to get and how much snow we are expecting. last winter we were spot on with 39 inches of snow. we are breaking down the winter storm potential. could we see a couple of storms
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can we keep the warm weather. we'll have the answers coming up at 6:00 p.m. winter weather makes matt busy. >> right now it is nice and quiet out there. if you are headed out, things are looking pretty good at wis wis wisconsin 164. travel times are showing that we are trouble free system. travel times... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. 6:17. several popular off road vehicles made in wisconsin are being recalled. it is a number of the 2017 models. there is a risk of losing the steering and crash.
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incidents. owners should stop using the vehicles and contact a dealer to sketd an appointment for a free repeer. >> a musician found dead in wisconsin hotel, tim, you are learning about the charges filed in the case. >> back in washington, matt roberts was found dead in a hotel in west bend and died from a prescription drug overdose. the alabama doctor that indicted. roberts was a guitarist for the three doors down. roberts by the way was 38 years old. back to you. >> thank you, tim. the lines are open for the wisn 12 food for families food bank. >> the volunteers are taking your calls at 414-799-9476. we know the number, you know, it
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>> it is an important number to know. >> help the task force buy the food for local families in need. >> that is what we like. a couple of people just hanging up. the volunteers are waiting for your calls. thank you. the volunteers have plenty of coffee. >> yes, that is right. >> and sugar, i am sure out there. but early today you will want the same a. lo mist, drizzle out there. gray skies are prevailing for a couple of days. the rainfall overall very light and the snow steady overnight in the north woods continues to become patchy. well to the north of green bay. also in the far northwest corner of the state, duluth, ashland.
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fairly minimal. we are wrapping around the moisture. early this morning the temperatures are steady. upper 30s inland. low 40s along the lake. the warmer waters of lake michigan keeping the shores just a little warmer. we watch for the rain throughout the day. here we are at lunchtime, a few dryer hours. slug of moisture moving through at 6:00. you can see the snow north. again, if you are travel to north, allow extra time for the travel. by mid night it is out of here. we are left with clouds for tomorrow. thanksgiving day is the turkey packing up. we look at the mostly cloudy skies. does tush answer rolling through friday morning. you may wake up to a mix as this is passing by. we keep the clouds around for friday. a little warm up for the weekend.
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44 today. light rain throughout the day. 30 tonight. thanksgiving day mostly cloudy. a little light rain or snow mixed. how about close to 50 by sunday. >> sal, thank you. 50 is sounds nice. athletes, actors and comedians are honored at the white house. >> the moment that made president obama choke up during the medal of freedom ceremony. >> plus, with the shopping comes stealing packages from the doorsteps, what you can do to make sure they are not getting away with it. >> the lines are open for the food for families phone bank. every dollar matters. volunteers are taking your phone calls. 414-799-9476. this is your chance to help wisn 12 and the hunger task force feed local families here in southeast wisconsin. call in now.
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>> all right. class. good morning. thank you for the wednesday morning shout out. wisn 12 is stopping by the class across southeast wisconsin. >> if you are interested in a visit, go to and click on the logo and submit nominations for the top teacher award. >> in hollywood. >> the activism for the lgbtq community now earned her the highest civilian honor. >> today, every day, in every way, ellen counters what too often divides us with the countless things that bind us togethered and inspires us to be better. >> she and president obama got
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freedom ceremony, 20 others were honors, including the gates and tom hanks. >> today on the show, this is big for you, ellen is welcoming world championship steven lopez. >> yes, i went to school with him. and you know thai kwon do. he teaches the moves to the producers and the 12 days of giveaways is have a chance to win all of the prizes, all you have to do is go to and scroll to the bottom of the screen to register. watch ellen at 4:00. >> that is exciting. >> it is exciting here at wisn 12. >> the lines are open for the family food phone bank. 414-799-9476. this is your chance to help wisn
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feed local families. we have a check on the forecast coming up next.
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ben: right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," massive flames burning just feet from a local home. the widespread damage left behind after an overnight fire. melinda: thanksgiving is almost here. today is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. we're keeping an eye on conditions as you hit the road or catch a flight. ben: but first, here's a live look at the phone bank. the volunteers are standing by to take your phone >> look at the turkey. 414-799-9476. help out the hunger task force buy food for local families in need. >> i love the turkey. >> they are ready to go and take your phone calls and donations. good morning, everyone. i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. it's 6:30 on this wednesday, november 23rd.
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in the weather center. sally: it is soggy this morning. the winds are southeast at 16. gusting up to 23. a lot of low clouds, mist and drizzle for us this morning. we are putting together several areas of dry, but a round of rain nosing into the southwest corner of the state. as far as snow, we had some overnight in the north woods and lifting well north of green bay, it is northern portion far northern portion of wisconsin is covered with snow as well. this is nuisance snow. 1 #-3 inches. here in the south, we have the moisture and wet throughout the day today. patchy light rain, mist and drizzle. mid 40s today. thanksgiving cloudy and dry 43.
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the crash, behind the cement wall in the ditch. it is 41 southbound before the watertown plank off ramp. no big delays in that area. just take it easy out there on the wet pavement. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> authorities are investigating a baby's death on the northwest side. the medical examiner's office say that a 3 month old's death could be co-sleeping related. ben: only on wisn 12 news, flames rip through a barn in kenosha county triggering a massive emergency response. here you can see the fire that was reported overnight.
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on what happened. tim. tim: it was quite the scene around midnight as a barn and at least one car went up in flames. you're looking at video from pleasant prairie in kenosha county. the property is located on river road just south of wilmot road. for a little perspective that's not far from the pleasant prairie outlet malls. the fire was so hot it peeled the siding on the garage next door. we're told no injuries were reported. no word yet on what sparked the fire. >> also new from overnight, a car starts on fire after a wrong way crash in greenfield. it happened near 76th and layton. hales corners police say officers tried stopping a car for speeding. the car sped away eventually drove the wrong way and hit an suv. the suspect and two people in the suv were hurt. >> and finally, all lanes of i-43 are back open after an overnight crash.
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closed while emergency crews responded. we're still working to learn more about what happened and whether anyone was hurt. stay with wisn 12 news and the 12 news app for updates throughout the morning. back to you. ben: this morning, new information about a police officer shot in detroit. he has been released from surgery. police say the campus officer was shot in the head while patrolling near wayne state police say he was investigating stolen car radios when someone shot him. a person of interest is in custody right now but police haven't said whether that man is the shooter. melinda: right now, millions of americans are packing up and getting ready to travel for thanksgiving. hillary mintz is live at mitchell international airport this morning. hillary? reporter: guys, we have no lines
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just kidding. it was busier earlier. we have special access this morning. we are in the thick of things, tsa security here. this is a what the people have been going through. nobody right now. that morning rush is over. afternoon is expected to pick up again. heads oup there. allow extra time and check your flights before arriving here. 15,000 people are fly through here today. there are more families and taking off the shoes and the belts. that is where the pre-check gets you through faster. triple a is expecting 4 million people to be taking to the skies, that is up one and a half percent from last year. you are looking at the busiest thanksgiving travel day since 2007.
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get out. it is slow. but it is good if you are travelling. >> hillary, thank with the holidays getting closer, chances are you're ordering some gifts online. thieves know that and some of them are targeting homes and stealing packages. a local surveillance expert says there's not much you can do to prevent thieves from walking away with your mail, but you can take steps to make sure they don't get away with it. the most important thing is having security cameras, especially ones with night vision. >> if you don't enough lighting outside, especially at the night time, it is hard for the camera to pick up a good image. >> he sees more security cams being installed and have a
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wisn 12 news time now is 6:36. he's tackled the challenge of running the state of wisconsin, but tonight former governor marty schrieber is facing the biggest challenge of his life. ?? >> a love story interrupted by alzheimers. he opens up like never before about caring for his wife of 55 years, elaine. it's been hard on you too? >> i didn't realize it. i think what happens to a spouse is you morph from a loving spouse to a caregiver and you don't know what's happening. melinda: governor schreiber tells kathy mykleby why he's opening up about the challenges of alzheimers and what he hopes to accomplish. it's only on 12 tonight on wisn12 news at ten.
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with the hunger fasing force for the food for families food bank. ben is hanging out with the volunteers that are standing by to take your calls. ben? ben: yes, the volunteers are ready to take your phone calls. we have one on the phone now. we need these guys to work though and taking calls. we have to give a big shout out to marilyn who donated $500. we are or small. $125 will buy this box of food here. $125 feeds a family of four up to a week. so we have a phone ringing here. that is good. a thanks to wells fargo and matching dollar for dollar every donation up to $15,000. the $10 becoming 20.
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414-799-9476. >> ben, thank you. now to traffic with matt. >> we have wet pavement and a crash. a vehicle left the roadway on 41 southbound. this is the boulevd camera. southbound approaching the watertown plank exit. it is on the right shoulder. just a little brake tapping there. right now on the computer you are seeing things are looking green north of there. now to travel back to you. >> thank you, matt. ben: it's almost time our annual 6:39. feeling lucky? >> someone is. if you are, buy a lottery ticket. we are talking about thema ponton live on the south side of
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>> this is it, these $2 may make you the next $359 million winner tonight with the powerball. we are outside of one of the stores that sells the tickets. $359 million on the line. that game is played 44 states, walk dc and puerto rico and the virgin islands and so plenty of competition. the odds of are one in 292 million. but despite the odds, if you still want to press your luck, back here live, this is what you will need, $2 can buy you a winning ticket and you could be a millionaire. we'll have the winning results on wisn 12 news at 10:00.
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i like her chances. she owes me $2 to buy me a ticket. >> 6:41. a turkey terrorizing a city in wyoming. melinda: the bird that's turned into a celebrity there even though peosa what he's been up to that has people running away. ben: plus, turning america's pastime into a learning opportunity. how a trip to a fake ballpark can help keep your kids healthy and smart this winter. >> the lines are open for the food for families phone bank. the volunteers are standing by to take your call. 414-799-9476. this is your chance. this morning, right now, help out the hunger task forfeed local families.
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>> hello, everybody, look where i am in the food for families phone bank.
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414-799-9476. help families in need. it is so important to give this time of the year. you have been doing this for years now, how important is this? >> it is super important. the local families are going to sit down tomorrow and have a wonderful family feast because of the people's generosity. pick up the call, help us out. hunger task force is here year round to help the stretched. >> wells fargo is matching up to $15,000. we need to raise$15,000. >> we can do it. >> i know can do it. >> thanks to such. this is so good for everybody donating to see the phones ringing and giving what you can. all the money is goes to the folks in need in our community. that is so important, the
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what you can. you are waking up and getting ready, maybe going to the grocery store, take the time to donate to those that can't afford to do that. 414-799-9476. help the families in need. sal, over to you. sally: a little patchy mist and drizzle this morning. live on the radar network, grab the umbrella. the temperatures in the 40s. the sunrise 6:55. now to the morning go. >> two crashes on the system. one is 41 southbound at watertown. a car in the ditch. the other one on the computer is 94 eastbound at calhoun road. use caution out there. the volume is light. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. ben: this m we'orning learning more about the children who were killed or hurt in a bus
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more in the newsroom. tim: 12 children are still in the hospital, six of them in critical condition. five children were killed in the crash on monday, four girls and a boy. the driver of the bus is under arrest charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. police say he was speeding. a doctor who treated injured children says it was a long process to reunite them with families because many were too traumatized to remember their own names and others were too young to know their birthdays and parents' names. back to you. >> tim, thank you. a celebrity turkey is wreaking halve yok on a wyoming city. he's called thomas gobbles. we call him tommy. he's a wild turkey that lives in casper, wyoming. people there keep track of him on social media sharing stories
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>> to those of us who have been accosted by him or chased by him, it's not exactly a friendly thing. everyone knows not to mess with them, or they get attacked. >> are you scared? >> maybe a little. >> now this is too much. more than 1500 people follow thomas gobbles' every move on facebook. he's goes to posse too. look at the posse. they are not messing around.. >> don'ted mess with tom and the boys. >> they are coming to get you. they are in the the middle of the traffic. he's not a nice turkey. >> don't mess with tommy. >> no. he's scary. >> well, we have to note that the lines are open for the food for families phone bank.
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the number is 414-799-9476. see how good we are at the number. this is a chance. we didn't even look at the screen. this is your chance to help out the hunger task force. so important to give when you can. the phones are lighting up. >> we have a lot of people on the phones riebt now. that is good. >> the food is delivered to the pantries today and holiday food, things you don't up, turkey, ham, squash, stuffing. thanks to those that have called in with donations. we are here until 9:00. wells fargo is making a $15,000 commitment. that goes a long way. there is a little light rain, mist, drizzle. more than anything, sort of nuisance type of rain.
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racine 42. now settling at glendale and the tv towers. clouds. a lot of low clouds around for us. you can see several areas are looking dryer. there is snow in the north woods and patchy in nature. 1-3 inches in the north woods. they are doing a good job on the roads. if you are travelling to the north, allow this low is tracking mostly to the east. it is going just a little to the north, and with it, continue to see spotty showers here in the south, and patchy snow up in the north. this is lunchtime today, but we'll look at the periods of light rain in the afternoon. this is at 6:00, still hanging around. around mid night seeing the low pull off and away.
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stubborn for thanksgiving day. this is tomorrow at noon. get out in the afternoon with low 40s. toss around the football. we'll stay dry for thanksgiving day. into the night and early friday morning, this is 10:30, watch what happens, 3:00 in the morning, this is coming through and waking up friday morning with a little light snow. maybe grassy accumulation. for today then, 44 degrees, light rain. 30 tonight. 43 thanksgiving. a light mix or snow early friday morning. we are push 50 sunday monday. matt? >> two crashes on the system. one the southbound before battertown plank. the other one on the computers 94 eastbound at calhoun. that is not causing delays at this point. that is on the shoulder. the delays back to north 56 on
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15 minutes there. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> a right. thank you. >> new this morning, baseball season is over but it's still time to play ball. melinda: a first-of-it's-kind experience for kids is now open in southeast wisconsin. for more on that, we're joined by the newest member of the wisn 12 news team, andy choi. good morning, andy! andy: good morning, melinda and ben. the new exhibit is at the betty brinn children's museum here in milwaukee. "big league fun" is 2,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits all about america's pastime. there's a ticket gate, press box, and announcer's booth. you can run the bases, hit the ball, pitch and work on your stance. exhibit designers tell wisn 12 news they want to recreate the experience at a ballpark while helping kids learn. >> it's good for their bodies to be physically active, it's also
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physically active, their brains are more receptive to learning and they remember what they've learned longer. andy: the "big league fun" exhibit will be at betty brinn until the spring. i think that the brewers ought to sign that kid. >> i love that. people can see you on saturday and sunday mornings. >> yes, i am anchoring the weekend mornings. this is a homecoming for the first day on air and you are making m feel so welcome. >> we delighted to have you. >> lines are open for the food far families phone bank. volunteers are standing by to take your lls. hey, give them a call now. oh, look. thank you, robert. 414-799-9476. this is your chance to feed the local families.
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>> good morning. thank you for joining us. 41 southbound, this is a swan boulevard, a car in the ditch.
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calhoun. >> and spotty mist, drizzle and fog ound an the temperatures low 40s. >> and lines are open for the wisn 12 food for families phone bank. give what you can right now. 414-799-9476. and thema, i't even. >> today is my last day at wisn 12 and i can't say thank you enough to i wish all the very best, each of you. thank you.
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good morning, america. holiday travel nightmare. two winter storms moving across the country right now. alerts from california to michigan as slick roads spark accidents overnight and major traffic jams break out on los angeles freeways. now tens of millions of americans on air on the busiest travel day of the year. the best ways to beat the holiday rush. breaking right now, a big announcement about donald trump's team naming formal rival governor nikki haley as u.n. ambassador as the president-elect reverses course on some of his most controversial campaign pledges. he now says he may not seek criminal charges against hillary clinton, rethinks his positions on torture and climate change. we have the reaction and new questions about his business


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