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melinda: right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," today is day two of wisconsin's historic election recount. the impact a tech glitch had here in milwaukee county. andy: plus, making sure more people in wisconsin stay connected. the new plan in the works this internet to neighborhoods that don't have it. melinda: but first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look outside. roads might be slippery this morning after some overnight rain and flurries. we're keeping an eye on conditions. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. andy: and i'm andy choi. ben has the morning off. it's 4:30 on this friday, december 2nd. let's start with the forecast. here's meteorologist jeremy nelson in for sally. good morning, jeremy. jeremy: good morning, everyone. we are watching the radar
and snow showers are drifting to the southeast. this is primarily some drizzle and snow showers. closer inspection into walworth county. they are drifting to the southeast and not expecting snow accumulation. wells street in milwaukee, i was just outside and starting to dry out, just a little damp in some of the spots. 36 in the city. a little farther inland, walworth 32, 33 degrees. we hold in the mid to upper 30s today. trying to get the sun in this afternoon. we look ahead to temperature weekend forecast, which includes a chance of snow or a wintry mix on sunday. all that and more coming up. melinda: when you're on the go, take he weather watch 12 forecast with you.
tablet. >> we want to have this done right the first time, the only time. we have to take this serious. melinda: observers from the green party, the hillary clinton campaign, and staffers from president elect donald trump are all keeping an eye on wisconsin's historical presidential recount. election workers in milwaukee county will start going through more ballots at 8:00 this morning. yesterday one of the 30 voting machines glitched and had to be a scanner was cleaned before the ballots could be checked. workers in milwaukee county have to count 444,000 ballots. there are 2.9 million ballots in the state. so far, menominee county is the only one to finish. in that county, clinton lost a vote, while trump lost two. green party candidate jill stein, who requested the recount, gained 17. andy: waukesha county is also counting by machine. tim elliott joins us with how that process going so far. tim. tim: wisn 12 news talked to the county clerk.
they have more than 240,000 ballots to count there. they pre-test all their machines and those were reading ballots correctly. workers will be back at it at 8:00 this morning. they had just wrapped up for the day at midnight. it is up to each of the 72 counties whether they count the ballots by hand or machine. the deadline for finishing the recount is december 12th at 8:00 p.m. that is so the results can be handed in on the federal recount deadline december 13th. melinda. >> tim, thank you. melinda: the green party requested the recount here in wisconsin. they are paying the entire cost of the process, $3.9 million. each night the recount results will be sent to the wisconsin elections commission. the commission will then post updates online of the results from around the state. those will be handed to the federal government on december 13th. the electoral college is scheduled to meet on december 19th to formally elect the next president.
this historic recall on the wisn 12 news mobile app. you can download the app for free to your phone or tablet. andy: president-elect donald trump has been critical of the recount saying the election is over and right now he's taking a victory thank you tour across the country. trump made stops yesterday in cincinnati and indianapolis. in addition to saying thanks, trump touted a deal with a company to save a thousand jobs from going to mexico. the president-elect's thank you tour will continue over the next few weeks. it will include crucial states he won and states trump thought he would have done better in. governor walker says trump could visit wisconsin in the next couple of weeks. during a stop in seymour, near green bay, the governor told reporters trump could visit our state within the next two weeks, but the exact time table is pending. walker says he plans to attend the president-elect's stop in the badger state. melinda: new this morning, the governor also told reporters that he wants to spend $35 million to expand broadband and technology in rural areas.
that would provide $35.5 million for broadband expansion efforts and teach grants over the next three fiscal years. the teach program helps small school districts upgrade technology and train teachers. andy: students at uw madison want all uw system schools to be declared sanctuaries for students who entered the country illegally. the associated students of madison passed that resolution earlier this week but university officials say chancellor rebecca blank does not have the the students want to help protect classmates from deportation after donald trump is sworn into office. the matc student union movement in milwaukee has also asked their the school to bar immigration officials from entering campus without permission. wisn 12 news time is 4:35. andy: a bus driver accused of running his bus off the road staying silent about the deadly wreck. melinda: why he is refusing to talk to crash investigators plus
>> welcome back to "wisn 12 news this morning." tgif. we look outside, we had overnight showers moving throw southeast wisconsin. a little damp pavement. 36 at cathedral square. a breeze at 9. if we have the damp pavement, we are above freezing and staying on the wed side. th closer to the state line. when the sunshine is breaking through and the rain and snow in the weekend forecast, maybe enough to stick. >> thank you, jeremy. it is wet out there. be careful if you are headed out the door. the drive times are all in the
bus filled with kids slams into a concrete wall. melinda: this is video of the aftermath. the crash itself was caught on camera. this is the view from a neighbor's surveillance system yesterday afternoon. it happened in east of miami. four kids, one adult plus the driver went to the hospital. they are all expected to survive. investigators say a car ran a stop sign forcing the bus driver to swerve and smash into the wall. the drivers are getting a ticket. deadly bus crash in tennessee won't answer questions from federal investigators on the advice of his lawyer. andy: 24-year-old johnthony walker appeared in court earlier this week. the national transportation safety board is trying to subpoena his mental health history and cell phone records. police say he was speeding last week when his bus flipped. six students died. the ntsb's report isn't expected for another 18 months.
traffic safety administration is making another push for seat belts on school buses. the nhtsa administrator says while school buses remain the safest way for children to get to and from school there are ways to make the buses safer. the school district in tennessee has promised to install cameras on all of its 16,000 busses by the end of the year. wisn 12 news time is 4:41. >> a dhart topping history lesson. >> still ahead, a new music that dropped overnight hamilton. >> a decade in the making whashgs it took to create a
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part exited the metro area. it is hanging around in the southern areas. could be a flurry or a snow shower. for today, lots of clouds around. near 40 by this afternoon and peeks of sunshine. we look ahead to the weekend forecast coming up. back to you. andy: happening now, mourners are escorting the cremated remains of fidel castro to his final resting place in santiago, cuba. the 90-year-old dictator died one week ago today. his funeral procession is retracing the route he and his rebel army took while on a victory march across the island in 1959. then tomorrow, there will be a commemoration ceremony before his burial on sunday in the same cemetery as jose marti. melinda: a swat team takes down a robbery suspect in florida after a tense standoff and hostage situation. tim is live in the newsroom with the latest. tim. tim: no one was hurt in all this and the suspect is behind bars this morning.
say 11 people were held hostage inside a credit union for about two hours yesterday morning. swat negotiators were called to the scene right away after 23-year-old nicholas humphrey started making demands and dangerous threats. two people who the suspect didn't know were inside made a run for it. that distraction allowed police a chance to move in and free the hostages. we are told the suspect did fire his gun but no one was hurt. andy, back to you in the studio. andy: new this morning, we're getting a new perspective of the devastation caused by wildfires in tennessee. thousands of acres have burned, including some 700 buildings. check out these before-and-after images from digital-globe. they show what gatlinburg looks like before and after the fires. at least 11 people were killed, and dozens more hurt. authorities are searching for 70 people still reported as missing.
melinda: right now, the rain isn't the only reason people in washington state are watching for flooded streets. it's because of beavers. the animals have been building dams in creeks causing them to flood. crews aren't allowed to remove the dams or move the beavers. workers hope to start elevating the road in the next couple of years. melinda: new this morning, it's your first look at a big makeover for niagara falls. $4 million worth of energy efficient led lighting was unveiled last night. the new lights feature a more vibrant color than the old halogen lights that have been used for the past 20 years. the lights come from the canadian side of the falls. andy: exciting news for harry potter fans. jk rowling's play "harry potter and the cursed child" is being summoned to broadway. the entertainment website the wrap is reporting that the play will open at new york's lyric theatre in the spring of 2018. the london production of "cursed child" is sold out through february of that same year.
years after the action in the final harry potter book. >> a lot of people excited about that. melinda: the album based on the smash broadway musical "hamilton" is already number one on itunes and its barely been out for eight hours. overnight the entire hamilton mixtape dropped online. creator lin-manuel miranda says the 23 songs on the album are half remakes half new music inspired by the musical. 38 artists including queen keys, the roots and usher are part of the project. andy: new this morning, a holiday spectacular returns to downtown milwaukee today. "cirque dreams holidaze" is back at the riverside theater. there's one show tonight and two tomorrow. >> now it is feeling like the holidays. >> yes t lights behind us too. fantastic. >> especially now with the snow coming in.
look on sunday here. >> very nice. >> the question is, how much of the snow is going to stick. the temperatures in the 30s on sunday. we talk about the snow coming up. here in the short term, today, dry weather now that most of the snow showers and drizzle exiting the area. the weekend is starting dry. saturday no travel headaches. sunday we have to watch. rain and snow again on tu you won't believe the number in the forecast for next thursday. for today, clouds out there right now. dried out in the city. we look at the clouds for several hours. a few breaks of sun, the highs close to 40. early this morning, it is 32 to 36 across southeast wisconsin. now, the pavement was wet early
but watch out, maybe a scattered slippy spot where some of the damp pavement overnight may have frozen early on morning, otherwise, just maybe wet sidewalks or roads here in milwaukee county. snow showers, flurries, maybe a pocket of drizzle drifting to the southeast. but let's jump ahead and talk about the sunday forecast. if you are travelling up to green bay for the leave early, the snow is going to be in the area and sticking on the area roadways as the temperatures in the 20s that morning. in the afternoon, transitioning to a wintry mix and certainly some snow accumulation. we are keeping tabs on this. we'll update later in the morning. here is the 7-day forecast, quiet for the next two days. not much in the way of sunshine.
wednesday, rain and snow showers. how about a high on thursday of 25. it is cold. >> thank you, jeremy. andy: new this morning, a former nfl player is dead after an apparent road rage incident near new orleans. let's get to tim for the latest on the case. tim. >> he was a big recruit and went to kansas city chiefs player joe mcknight was shot and killed yesterday during an argument on the road with another driver. it happened at an intersection in terrytown, a suburb of new orleans. mcknight was standing outside his car at the time. the suspect was arrested at the scene. police say this is all related to some sort of road rage incident. it's unclear exactly what happened. mcknight was 28-years-old. mcknight is the second former nfl player to die in the new orleans area this year as a result of road rage.
was killed in april. back to you. >> tim, thank you. >> air roj rodgers is taking it easy after getting hurt. today as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury, brett hundley took a number of the first team snaps as rodgers worked alone with a trainer. melinda: to college now, the wisconsin badgers face pen state tomorrow in the ben ten championship. how about that. big 12 sports stephen watson will be in indianapolis for the big game, look for his live reports tomorrow on wisn 12 news including big 12 sports saturday at 6:30 p.m. >> looking forward to that. >> the bucks on a 3-game winning streak. the bucks travelled to the nets.
bucks win 111-93. the nets return to the bradley center on saturday. >> brewers fans can add to the team gear. there is a clubhouse sale starting tomorrow. the sale is tomo p.m. and saturday from 8-5. >> new this morning, mixing christmas and st. patrick's day celebration. >> you are invited to the trinity celebration and free irish dance lesson. it is all part of christmas in the third ward.
>> that's -- >> that's an electric bill there. >> yes, that is true. the dancing display the tour of the holiday lights, this is 69th street in kenosha. you can tune in the radios to 101.3 fm. can you believe that? >> i bet the thrilled. >> so if you see a home that's decked out that you think needs to be on tv -- i can't believe this. the video ran out. >> well, the power went out. >> we are starting it again. >> i'm in a trance here. >> he's a miniature horse with a
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experts warn they shouldn't be used outside of the healthcare setting. >> good news for tennis players, they looked at how sports effect your life expect tan si. >> now are torn when it comes to healthy eating. they found a little more than half believe that on januaryic means healthier. nearly 40% of those surveyed believe that food science cannot be trusted. >> it is good for kids to play outside.
key. they are less likely to be near sighted. i was outside of the time and i have really thick contacts. 5:00. the news continues right now. >> good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." >> i'm melinda davenport. ben has 5:00, december 2nd. a busy day for election workers across the state. the late ets on the recount and the one county is that already turned in the results. >> the milwaukee county sheriff under scrutiny, the reason a supervisor wants him out and how sheriff clarke is responding. >> first to the commute and weather. >> now to a check on the forecast with jeremy nelson.