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crash in chattanooga, tennessee. federal investigators now say the 24-year-old driver was on a road that was not part of his route. he did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, but was speeding when the bus swerved and flipped on its side. kathy: today, the ceo of the bus company released an emotional and sympathetic video statement. >> i've struggled with what to say. i'm a father and a grandfather. one morning, tuesday morning this week, very early i found , myself staring at one of my children as they slept. i ca the parents whose children were involved in this horrific accident, and it involved one of my company's buses. nothing that i can say can take away the pain and the grief for these families. what i can say is i am deeply sorry for the children that were taken from their families with so much life before them.
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here in wisconsin, a different company, lamers bus lines, has 1400 buses taking kids to and from school every day. joyce: ben hutchison rode along to find out just what it takes to become a bus driver. >> the powerful images from chattanooga and loss of six young lives. >> it's horrible. it's horrible. >> hard to describe for lamers bus lines safety manager becky she's been transporting students for 25 years. knaack never wants to a see a tragedy like that again, and says they do everything they can to hire the right people. >> mayerson for a physical, a preemployment drug test. we run their driving abstract. we do criminal background checks. >> after passing the written
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need -- if there is ever a complaint against the driver -- >> we will bring the driver in and speak with them and hopefully get it corrected then. >> stressing the importance of getting children home safely. in milwaukee, ben hutchison, wisn 12 news. joyce: we wanted to compare hiring pic around wisconsin. wisn 12 news reached out to nine companies lamers is the only one , that responded to our requests. kathy: a cool thanksgiving forecast for tomorrow. joyce: mark, the nice thing is there will not be too much wind. mark: you can still get outside, just bundle up a little bit. temperatures early on around 39,
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all day. don't expect to see sunshine. temperatures don't warm up a lot. 42 is our average high on thanksgiving. the next three days, thanksgiving, eat a whole lot, and then work it off on black friday. that means you will have to walk the entire day on friday to burn off all the calories you consume on thanksgiving. may be a passing snow shower on black friday, but don't let that change your plans. temperatures on the cool side. saturday, we turn it around, partly sunny skiest we should hit 50 on sunday. some mild air moving in time for the weekend. kathy: you can track the forecast on-the-go this holiday weekend. just check out our app. use the interactive radar to see when and where any rain or snow will fall. you can also check the current temperatures wherever you are. joyce: more on that moving story kathy brought us in our first half hour. alzheimer's disease affects five million americans.
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caregiver. kathy: tonight, we continue a very personal journey taken by a one time governor of wisconsin, who says being a caregiver is the toughest challenge he has ever faced. >> what we can do is sit in the sunshine a little bit. would you like that? kathy: for the first 43 years of marriage these high school , sweethearts have grown up together. there are countless pictures of raising four children, living in , of grandkids. for some 12 years marty and , elaine schreiber have faced a painful, exhausting plunge into the heartaches of alzheimer's disease. now elaine will point out the same flower day after day . another day she might think , mart? is her dad. she cannot read to the grandkids. >> you have had a lot of jobs in your life. you have been a governor, run a
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how do they compare? >> well nothing can compares , with being a caregiver. kathy: in his book, my two elaines written together with cathy breitenbutcher, marty hopes to encourage caregivers to stop thinking they can go it alone and get as much help as possible something he resisted , at first. >> my health was going downhill , having difficulty breathing, all kinds of issues. finally because elaine made that , call i was able to understand , the need to get help. alzheimer's association of southeastern wisconsin. >> it is the only one that can't be prevented, can't be treated, can't be slowed, and certainly can't be cured. kathy: most of the support groups are for caregivers. >> just the emotional support of knowing someone is in the same boat as you can make a huge difference. >> if you understand the disease, you can avoid the pain
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the disease, because you know the brain is broken. kathy: one of his toughest challenges was moving elaine to a care facility. a counselor made him understand it would allow her to be who she is now. >> there was no way i could operate 24/7 nursing care facility, so now elaine is in a setting with assisted living and she is more relaxed, more comfortable. i can now can get a decent nights sleep and spend time with the grandkids and chil daily and hopes he will get another dance with the elaine he fell in love with when they were 14 years old. ? kathy: 43 years with his first elaine, and 12 years with his second.
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southeast wisconsin chapter 24/7. they have a helpline. it is 1-800-272-3900. joyce: his book is available now. kathy: it is a great way to hear about it, from somebody going through it, and he is just determined to let people know. joyce: holds a lot of good lessons. a mukwonago woman hit by a train last week is conscious and talking. kathy: patrick, her sister says they are still looking for answers. patrick: bilicki has multiple broken bones. her left arm was amputated and she has a head injury. her boyfriend, brandon calkins, has been charged. according a criminal complaint, bilicki called her mother before she was hit by the train and said calkins hurt her and pushed her down, causing her to hit her head. it's believed she lost consciousness from that head injury and fell down on train tracks, where she was then hit. her sister can't believe she's alive. >> she's coherent. she's laughing.
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this, which has kept us all in high spirits. patrick: prosecutors say they're waiting for the surveillance video from the train that hit her to see if it shows how she ended up on the track. joyce: incredible dashcam of a fiery crash. it happened after a police chase through two milwaukee suburbs. as colleen henry reports, a driver refused to stop for hales corners police until he slammed into an oncoming suv in greenfield. >> you can still see the aftermath here at 76th and layton, the knocked down retag >> what happened here is just incredible. >> the president of robert haack jewelers was checking out the damage. the crash overnight knocked out the store's retaining wall on the eve of the busiest shopping week of the year. >> right there was the light pole, it looks like right here was the fire hydrant, and obviously it is not there anymore. there is not even a poll.
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officer tried to stop a speeder who fled and headed east into greenfield, where he crashed into an oncoming suv. a dashcam rolled as a greenfield squad responded to the call and arrived moments after impact -- after impact. >> they arrived on the scene and assisted hales corners in removing three people from the two vehicles prior to the suspect vehicle being engulfed in flames. >> police say the two men in the suv suffered injuries that aren't life-threatening. the suspect is a 21-year-old milwaukee man. his car was destroyed and he , was checked out at the hospital he's in jail tonight, facing felony charges. hales corners police say they'll be at the district attorneys office on friday for charging. kathy: tomorrow is thanksgiving, a day filled with food and traditions. joyce: patrick is looking ahead to both. patrick: one of those traditions happens in racine. thousands of people are expected
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the free meal is open to everyone. it's an opportunity to come together as a community. friends, dan and ray started this tradition seven years ago when they decided to give back to their home town. the feast is from 10:00 to 2:00 tomorrow at racine festival hall. the milwaukee rescue mission will also put out a large thanksgiving meal. the mission serves local homeless people all year, but tomorrow is made special with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings. about 100 volunteers help get the meal together. also tomorrow, the fifth annual drumstick dash at miller park. the 5-k race begins at 8:30 in the morning. money raised from the race goes to feeding america, eastern wisconsin. there are several turkey trots tomorrow, including in one cedarburg. st. francis borgia school is hosting the event. it started eight years ago to get people physically active on thanksgiving morning. the fun run is a little longer than a 5-k. the walk is 1.8 miles. the turkey trot is pet friendly. it starts at 10:00 in the morning through the town of cedarburg. joyce: today, president obama pardoned two thanksgiving turkeys, but his daughters
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joyce: we all have our thanksgiving favorites, and usually pie is somewhere on the list. kathy: wisn 12 news hillary mintz shows us the specialty
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>> it's the final push for pies. >> this is our super bowl. >> cherries cooking in brandy for their signature sweet potato pie, and freshly squeezed lime juice for key lime pie. >> mr. dyes pies, this is jon. >> at mr. dye's pies at 55th and north, you won't find traditional pumpkin pie here for thanksgiving. >> backseat. >> owner jonathan dye is hoping to make deadline and bake 600 pies by thursday. >> we have had 10 people in here helping out trying to get stuff done. >> it is also about giving back. right now, anyone who donates a case of water that will be going to clint, michigan, walks out of here with a free slice of sweet potato pie. >> i learned from my grandmother
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something he enjoys doing too, in the form of pies and goodwill. in milwaukee, hillary mintz, wisn 12 news. kathy: the pie shop is open tomorrow until 1:00 p.m. they're not taking anymore phone orders, but walk-ins are welcome. the president continued a thanksgiving tradition today with the pardoning of the turkeys. joyce: patrick this is president obama's final pardon. patrick: it is. he held a ceremony in the rose garden today. the president's two nephews, austin and aaron robinson, helped him instead of the first reportedly told their dad they were tired of his turkey jokes. local school kids named the turkeys tater and tot. the two turkeys will not be made into a thanksgiving meal. >> thanksgiving is a chance to gather with loved ones, reflect on our many blessings and, after a long campaign season, finally turn our attention from polls to poultry. this year we're honored to be joined by two of the lucky ones,
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family in iowa tater and tot. ,now, tater is here in a back-up role in case tot can't fulfill his duties. so he's sort of like the vice-turkey. we're working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses. patrick: maybe you have thought about this. thanksgiving might be the first time you get together with family since the election, and that could cause more stress and maybe even disagreements. licensed psychotherapist joseph could be extra tense. to avoid meltdowns at meal time, lafleur says try practicing empathy. if you and a loved one voted for different presidential candidates, have a dialogue, not a debate. >> when people feel really strongly about a certain situation or a certain candidate, there's usually a really personal experience behind that, that's driving that. patrick: if you don't want to
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lives. like how's your new job? or how was your vacation? if you do anticipate engaging in political talk over thanksgiving, lafleur recommends having those conversations before anyone starts having too much to drink. and here's some thanksgiving news you probably don't want to hear. the average american is said to consume more than 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat when eating a holiday meal. keep in mind that does not , include appetizers and drinks. there are a few of those. joyce: don't you rain on our parade. this is that season. here we go. in sports, the badger basketball team tries to win a championship in hawaii. joyce: while the badger football team tries to wrap up a division title saturday. how a committee of running backs has led the way for u.w. kathy: and, ryan braun isn't sure if he will be back with the
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dan needles is in next in big 12 sports. and here are tonight's winning
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announcer: big 12 sports presented by menards. dan: three games in three nights for the 16th ranked badgers. in hawaii, it culminated with tonight's championship game of the maui classic against fourth-ranked north carolina. maybe they were tired, maybe they were pressing, but wisconsin missed their first 11 shots of the game, and didn't score for the first seven-plus minutes. dmitric trice finally got them on the board at the 12:39 mark. bronson koenig and nigel hayes combined for just two points in the first half. 10 for the game.
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s, but they could not stop the tar hills in the second half. 71-56. the packers may be thin at running back, but the badgers certainly are not. wisconsin is averaging 233 yards per game rushing over their past six games. corey clement has accounted for many of those yards, but we've also seen the emergence of bradrick shaw, who is averaging 67 yards per game in the last three games. his emergence gives the badgers three backs they can rotate, along with dare ogunbowale. >> i know i have to keep working every day. i know eventually it will pay off and something will happen. when i got my opportunity, i knew i had to make the most of it. i went in better every week, feeling more comfortable. i have been learning from those guys, and backing them up.
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each other, and it has been good. dan: the brwers have claimed relief pitcher blake parker off waivers from the angels. pitcher david goforth was designated for assignment. ryan braun is still a member of the brewers, but will he still be with the team when spring training opens? both braun and general manager david stearns think the answer is yes, but that won't stop rumors of a trade involving the former mvp. >> obviously things come up. it is a part of that were to happen, we would figure it out when we got there. >> i'm very happy that ryan's a member of the milwaukee brewers. i expect him to be a member of the milwaukee brewers going forward, and i'm happy that he's here at the event today. dan: and, this was unofficially trevor smith's night at the uwm panther arena. the admirals and grand rapids griffins were scoreless in the first period when smith went top shelf for the opening goal. he added another in the second. the first place admirals win 3-1.
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kathy: a footnote before we go
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thanksgiving to all of you. i have spent some here. you have spent some with me when we brought cameras into the house to share my family with you. we did that the first year i started doing the 10:00 some 20 years ago. tonight will be my last regularly scheduled 10:00 p.m. news. my idea, my plan, to have the time to spend more time outside the studio to share more inspiring stories like the ones we saw tonight. so i'll be here anchoring the monday through friday and after , tonight, i'll be watching joyce and patrick along with all these guys knowing that all of you and all of us know what a great team we have here at channel 12. joyce: thank you, kathy. every since you made the announcement, we have been excited for you. kathy: i will record my laugh so
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i've been with you for 19 of those years.
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>> dicky: from hollywood it's ?jimmy kimmel live?! tonight, dwayne johnson from ?billy on the street," billy eichner, cousin sal does funny things, and music from dawes. and now, prepare yourselves -- here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ? >> jimmy: very kind. hi, everybody. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thanks to all of you for coming. happy monday, i guess. hopefully by now you've come to terms with the fact that no

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