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all the info on the envelope. some were rejected, others allowed, and shortly after noon, the first city of milwaukee ballots were finally run through the machines. it took the suburbs a couple of hours longer. and it was all done in front of observers from the various parties including the green party on behalf of candidate jill stein, who requested the recount and will pay the more than $3.5 million price tag to complete it. george martin: we're in a position here to actually observe the counting and putting on the stacks, that's important r kent: well, the campaigns and the parties not the only ones with observers here. coming up at 6:00, some voters you will tell us why they felt it was important to watch how this recount process laid out. toya: this is supposed to take several days. how long do they think they will be out there tonight? kent: it was delayed at the
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next hour. the folks behind me are from the various suburbs. they will be here until their vote is scheduled and completed for the day, because other suburbs are scheduled on other days during this process. patrick: the largest election recount in wisconsin's history. toya: there are 2.9 million ballots in the state. it is up to each of the 72 counties whether they count the ballots by hand or machine. waukesha county officials are counting ballots by machine. until midnight tonight. and while the timeline is still unclear, things are running on schedule so far. >> today is really, really kind of iffy because we don't know how long each step is going to take. as we get into a stride we'll get a better idea. toya: the state plans to be finished on december 12. that's one day before the federal recount deadline. wisconsin isn't the only state facing a recount. the green party is also zeroing-in on pennsylvania and michigan.
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start being re-counted, by hand, as early as tomorrow. as for pennsylvania, a hearing is scheduled for next week to determine if the ballots should be counted by hand. the electoral college is scheduled to meet on december 19 to formally elect the next president. donald trump i just want to let : all of the other companies know that we're going to do great things for businesses. no reason for them to leave anymore. patrick: while the votes are being tallied, here in wisconsin president-elect donald , trump went out on the road. the first stop on his thank you tour was spent touting his deal to save hundreds of factory jobs in indiana. here's abc's kenneth moton. kenneth: donald trump on the road again in indiana. the president-elect praised the deal he struck with carrier air conditioning to save 1000 factory jobs bound for mexico. donald trump: these companies are not going to be leaving anymore. they are not going to be taking people's hearts out. kenneth: carrier says the state where vp elect mike pence is
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multibillion-dollar parent company a $7 million incentive package over several years. mike pence: even before taking office, our president-elect offered real leadership that made the difference. kenneth: trump's deal is now under scrutiny by critics in washington who are demanding to know all the details. senator bernie sanders wrote in the washington post, trump has endangered the jobs of all workers. he has signaled to corporations that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business friendly tax benefits and incentives. house speakeul the incoming president's aid. paul ryan: we are killing our jobs and competitiveness in america because of our tax code. tax reform is central in fixing this problem. kenneth: trump's thank you tour will continue over the next few weeks. he will go to ohio. in wisconsin where he left by -- one by less than a percentage point, a recount is underway.
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next few weeks, and it will include crucial states he won and those he thought he would have done better in. kenneth moton, abc news washington. patrick: and governor scott walker says trump's tour should make its way to wisconsin soon. walker said trump could visit the badger state within the next two weeks, but specifics are still unclear. the governor says he plans to attend the president-elect's stop. from the recount to the president-elect's tour, our coverage continues on the wisn 12 news mobile app. you can download the app for free to your phone or tablet. toya: we have new information on the seven-year-old milwaukee who was killed earlier this week. police identified the child as trevion winningham. investigators say he was brought to st. lukes hospital on tuesday with severe injuries. they believe the abuse happened in an apartment near 19th and national. four people are under arrest including two women. police tell 12 news their investigation continues. it's been two years since five-year-old laylah peterson was shot and killed while sitting on her grandfather's lap. today, the man convicted in her death received his sentence. a milwaukee county judge sentenced carl barrett to 65 years behind bars and 35 years
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killed by a stray bullet. barrett was one of the people who fired those shots. investigators say he shot of the wrong house. laylah's godmother shared her message for him before today's sentencing. >> laylah was the light to many of our lives and a piece that will forever be missing. she was as charismatic as they come, and because of your actions, she will never have the opportunity to live her life to the fullest. toya: prosecutors say two other men were involved in laylah's death. the other shooter, arlis gordon, will be sentenced next week. patrick: looking ahead the u.s. , housing secretary will be in milwaukee tomorrow to tour the rebuilding effort in sherman park. julian castro will join county executive chris abele. they'll be looking at the adult build program. it's designed to address unemployment and lack of training skills with the fixing up of foreclosed properties. sherman park was the scene of violent protests this summer,
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cars parked in a tow lot in waukesha county go up in flames. it happened overnight at a.m. towing on national avenue in big bend. several cars were on fire. we're still working to find out what sparked the flames. toya: a first of its kind initiative to end drug abuse kicked off today, right here in southeast wisconsin. it's called the drug mail back program. the city of milwaukee teamed up with cvs pharmacy and the milwaukee metropolitan sewerage district on this effort. now through the program, you can simply pick up a tamper proof postage already paid, pre-addressed to the local police department. >> anything we can do to try to prevent unwanted or unneeded medication getting in the hands of people that have addiction or starting a new addiction is critical to the public. toya: the envelopes will be available at any of the 10 area cvs locations. all the drugs will be stored at the police station. this is a two-year pilot program. patrick: lots of people bought something online between
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online sales jumped cyber monday alone nearly 12% year-to-year, totaling $3.4 billion, meaning, hundreds of millions of packages are now being shipped. wisn 12 news mike anderson got inside the local ups distribution center where they are busy and looking for help. mike: it's the busiest time of the year for parcel deliveries in america, and ups drivers are on the case like elves on santa's sleigh. mike: in fact, they could use some of santa's elves and maybe you too. ups anticipates it'll deliver about 700 million packages between now and christmas, and they have job openings. >> they are awesome opportunities for people that are looking for extra holiday money. how great is it to be santa's helper in brown?
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money. mike: ups encourages customers to sign up for a program called my choice allowing them to get an email when their package arrives, and there are other ways to keep your deliveries safe. >> we really suggest that any of our customers try to get packages rerouted to their workplace, or be able to get them rerouted to friends or family members. mike: it is always good to get them ordered early. be certain they will make it in patrick: as he said time is of , the essence. depending on where you chose to do business, here are some deadlines you might want to keep in mind. the u.s. postal service says december 15 is the last day for retail ground. the postal service first-class mail deadline is december 20. fed-ex's last day to ship via ground is december 16. ups has december 19 as last day to ship three day select. of course many will ship up
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and by the way, if you're interested in a holiday job at ups, there's a link with information on and while we're talking dates, it is december 1. toya: yeah, which must mean we're about to jump right into winter, mark. mark: there is definitely winter in the forecast. i am talking snow and cold next in weather watch 12. patrick: a health scare for former astronaut buzz aldrin where he was and the reason getting him to new zeland was imperative. toya: baristas and burgers? to build a burger joint is coming up. >> good evening, everybody. making a career out of holiday baking. >> tomorrow on wisn 12 news this morning the festive fun you can , take part in this weekend, while helping local students. >> and we'll let you know how cold it'll be, while you're out and about saturday and sunday.
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announcer: leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news at 5:00 with toya washington, patrick paolantonio, and weather watch 12 chief meteorologist mark baden. wisn 12 news at 5:00 continues.
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wildfires in tennessee. you can see the shells of burned houses and scorched trees. national park officials say the fires that reached the popular tourist town of gatlinburg on monday started days earlier on a trail in the mountains. at least seven people have died. the fire has burned through 15,000 acres of land. thousands of residents and tourists have been evacuated. you can see that devastation there. and it's a one-two punch in tennessee. crews are assessing the damage after more than a dozen week. five people have died after the storms hit alabama, louisiana, mississippi, as well as tennessee. officials say between the fire and this storm, more than 700 buildings have been damaged or destroyed. patrick: developing tonight, former astronaut buzz aldrin is recovering in a hospital in new zealand. he had a health scare during a visit to the south pole. the 86-year-old was part of a tourist group. the national science foundation says his condition deteriorated, and as a precaution, the decision was made to have him
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his manager now says he is stable and in good spirits. she shared this picture from the hospital. there's no word exactly what medical condition prompted the scare. toya: well right now, we want to , take a look at what's coming up all new tonight at 6:00. joyce garbaciak is in the newsroom with a look ahead. joyce: new tonight on wisn 12 news at 6:00, it's one of the most popular spots in downtown milwaukee. now why one former waitress is now suing the water street brewery. why she claims they underpaid her. >> slowly sinking. we will take you inside to show you what they are doing to fix it. joyce: it's a story you'll see only on 12, join us new tonight for 12 news at 6:00. toya: thank you. from beans to burgers, colectivo coffee is looking to open a new restaurant with classic burger stand offerings. now they're looking to move into a former gas station on north avenue in wauwatosa. here is an artist rendering of what it would look like.
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restaurant named the ruckus will have both indoor and outdoor seating. on the menu, a small selection of grilled items, house-made churros, shakes, and beer. the city plan commission will the city plan commission will discuss the proposal later this month. new on wisn 12, making the holidays brighter for thousands of local children. patrick: mejier donated thousands of toys to the boys and girls club of greater milwaukee this morning. we were there when those toys arrived at bayshore town center. several children at the boys and girls club come from families the holidays. >> the smiles of the kids when they open these gifts in the club, it is just -- that's what it's all about. it's the holiday spirit. our kids getting celebrate the holidays just like everyone else. patrick: the boys and girls club will wrap all of those gifts next week. they'll deliver them to boys and girls club locations, later this month. toya: an effort to make sure every child is warm this winter kicked off today. it's milwaukee public schools' annual mitten tree drive. sponsors are inviting you to
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between now and january sixth, at any of the 16 tcf branches or at mps central services on vliet street. and those mittens will be needed very soon. patrick: we can wave goodbye to warmer than average temperatures. toya: in our weapons -- in our mittens. mark: we are looking at next week when we finally will feel cold. we have not had all thach we have been rather blessed. second warmest november, records go back to 1871. fall ends on november 30, we start winter officially here. i know it does not start till the 21st. third warmest winter in milwaukee.
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today. the average high is 30. remember winter? it does come here. 17 is the average low. december is a big snow month for us, averaging 10.6 inches of snow. we may have some of that in the forecast. almost everybody in the 30's, 42 in milwaukee, mill racine -- in racine. i that cold, but it is starting to build. way up to the north of us in alaska, this is going to plunge all the way down to the south. this happens thursday and friday, after we get a stronger low pressure center to move by. we will open the floodgates. it will let all of the cold air come here into the upper midwest. this is the storm system that still has a lot of questions.
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this is something we will watch mostly next week. for sunday, there will be light action. there may be a flurry or two right now, but we could have enough to cut the ground -- coat the ground on sunday morning. tuesday into monday -- wednesday, rain and snow, starting out as rain, changing over to snow. that will drag in thursday and friday, be ready. high temperatures in the 20's. the coldest temperature so far has been 24. the hype next -- the high temperature next friday is 24, so it will get cold. you will need all of your winter gear. right now, a few sprinkles, snowflakes missing. this will not cause any problems on the road. temperatures falling back to the
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there may be a break or two. don't expect to see tons of sun on friday. it is just about an average day. sunset on saturday, if you want to get -- there are leaves out there. if you cannot get rid of them, do it on saturday. 20 on sunday with light snow into a mix of rain. mild on monday with a high temperature of 45. en tuesday and wednesday. still again, a lot of questions for the middle of next week. it will definitely bring in the cold. by thursday, it is cold, high temperature of 25 degrees. patrick: [indiscernible] mark: while it is still nice and soggy. put them right in, because [speaking simultaneously] toya: thank you. patrick: coming up new on wisn 12 news tonight at 10:00, a call
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the reason a local politician says it's time for the sheriff to go, and clarke's response to 12 news. and donald trump's election has people wondering what it will mean for undocumented immigrants . how one college wants to be a sanctuary. that is tonight at 7:00. it's said to have all the taste of chocolate, but far less sugar. toya: the process nestle executives say will cut the sugar plus when it'll hit store shelves. patrick: and the college acceptance letter gets a high-tech twist. the new way to find out if you've been accepted, coming up. >> like, comment, share. join the conversation on
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patrick: organic and non gmo, the buzz words in grocery stores, but are they in your kitchen? now, research is showing most are torn when it comes to healthy eating. the pew research center surveyed nearly 1500 americans and found a little more than half believe organic means healthier. as far as non-gmo products, fewer than one in five respondents seem to even care about this issue.
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surveyed say that food science research can't be trusted. chocolate with less sugar with the same taste? if you think it sounds too good to be true -- toya: nestle says think again. this has us scratching our heads. the chocolate maker says they've found a way to cut the chocolate's sugar content by as much as 40%. they do it by hollowing out sugar particles. the company says it only uses -- i know, what? the company says it only uses final product is still sugar not an artificial sweetener. products containing this new followed out -- followed out --hollowed out sugar are expected to hit stores in 2018. patrick: from chocolate, to cheese. a woman in london has invented what she's calling the first ever cheese advent calendar. those are the seasonal calendars, where behind each day, counting down to christmas there's usually a chocolate. but in this case, it's a small piece of cheese. there's only one prototype right now.
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refrigerated please? patrick: i thought you were going to say, why didn't i think of that? a high-tech take on college admissions. toya: uw-green bay has started using snapchat to let students know they've been accepted. the school is sending out acceptance letters through the app along with the regular mail. admissions officials say it's a faster way to let students know that they have been accepted. >> they'll screenshot the snap, and they'll respond with an excited selfie. they get really excited about >> we're proud of our admitted students, and we want them to know that. toya: the school says it's able to see when a student sees their message. so far there's been a lot of positive feedback from students. patrick: you can share that moment right away. we'll have another check of your forecast, after the break. >> make sure you get your job on time. check traffic conditions with wisn 12 mobile app and see if it
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for her role on scandal. she lost her father to you -- long cancer, so now she is offering this role on what biomarkers play in patient care. >> everyone is different, and biomarkers are the clues on tumors that tell doctors what they are dealing with so they can hone a treatment program that is specific to you. toya: you can see more of young scandal january 19. patrick: and right now, ellen is in the middle of her 12 days of giveaways. wisn 12 viewers -- we will let you continue. toya: he is singing behind the set. mark: i was talking about ellen. patrick: we have a few seconds left. wisn 12 viewers have a chance to win all of the 12 days prizes, that's right, each and every
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what you could win. toya: all right. we are back at 6:00. tonight, breaking news, reaction pouring in at this hour to donald trump's victory tour. his stop at carrier, announcing he saved hundreds of jobs from going to mexico. just down the road, another factory set to close. critics pouncing. will president-elect make same deal for every company? also breaking the school in lockdown, the parents who discovered guns missing at home. they rushed to the school. the hostage drama. the bank robbery suspect holding dozens at gun point. inside their efforts and the armed standoff. the view from the disaster zone. the death toll now raising. this evening, the announcement


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