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it's 5:30 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. we start off with the radar network, still seeing a few snow showers slipping through parts of walworth and racine. it is jumping into northeast illinois. we are looking at clouds to linger. that is what we have downtown milwaukee right cathedral square, 36 degrees. the first cut forecast, we say good-bye to the flurries and clouds out there. highs near 40 by this afternoon. we search for a little more sunshine in the 7-day forecast. first to matt salemme to the roads. >> some of the roads are wet, dryer than when i drove in
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freeways. right now, the volume is light as you are seeing on the d.o.t.s. no reason to speed on the wet roads. travel times... right now, no crashes on the system. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> we want to have this done right the first time, the only 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. it is the big story today. election workers in milwaukee county will start going through more ballots at 8:00 this morning. hillary mintz is live in milwaukee with a look ahead. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, melinda. we are in front of the city owned warehouse and in a few
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and countrying the ballots. things got off to a slow start yesterday when one of the machines was not working. it had to be cleaned before it would take the ballots. that delay pushed the actual recounting back to the afternoon. workers in milwaukee county have to count, recount total of 444,000 ballots. there are across 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. once the other counties are finished, we are going to learn if there were differences between the recount total and the election day total. milwaukee is being done here a
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resuming at 8:00 a.m. "wisn 12 news this morning." >> hillary, thank you. andy: waukesha county is also counting by machine. tim elliott joins us with how that process going so far. tim: wisn 12 news talked to the county clerk. she says things are running on schedule. 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 so long days for them. 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
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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. look for big story coverage of 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 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
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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. the governor is proposing a bill 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 authority to do that. 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
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5:35. 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 the new push to keep your kids safe on their bus ride to school. andy: and later, a gunman storms a credit union and takes hostages. how the quick thinking of two people inside allowed police to take the suspect down. john, we're giving you a raise. that's fantastic! but i'm gonna pass. to more? are you ok? time warner cable internet gives you more of what you and those little data hoggers want. like ultra-fast speeds up to 50 megs. that's 8x faster than dsl. this internet speed is sick. get 15 meg internet with no data cap starting at $39.99 a month. call now. would rex pass up more beef stew? i don't think so.
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>> tgif. you are watching recognize no. we scan the skies and the clouds are out there we have dry conditio some of the pavement is on the dry side. as the kids go out to bus, cloudy, cool. keep the jacket on, 35 degrees. upper 30s this afternoon with a few peeks of the sunshine. we look ahead to sunday's forecast, could be seeing the snow. >> jeremy, thank you. andy: new this morning, a school bus filled with kids slams into a concrete wall.
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camera. take a look at the video. 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 car's driver will be getting a ticket. melinda: the driver in the deadly bus crash in tennessee won't answer questions from federal investigators on the advice of his lawyer. andy: 24-year-oljo 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. in the wake of this crash, the head of the national highway traffic safety administration is making another push for seat belts on school buses. the nhtsa administrator says while school buses remain the
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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 5:41. a chart topping history lesson. melinda: still ahead on wisn 12 news this morning, the brand new music that dropped overnight inspired by the broadway hit musical "hamilton." andy: plus, a transformation decades in the making. what it took to create a whole new light show for families
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>> 5:44. you are watching "wisn 12 news this morning." yeah, the weekend is almost here, we are getting set for the friday forecast by looking outside of the weather window. clouds out there right now and the pavement is slowly driving off and the rain and snow showers overnight and mainly flurries and snow showers
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counties. 32 in waukesha. maybe a scattered slippery spot. most of the pavement is mostly damp. we look ahead to weekend forecast and including some snow. first, update you with matt salemme. >> we pulled into the airport. things are in pretty good shape on the roadways. it is wet pavement out there. it is the volume is light. the travel times are all in the green. i will jump in the chopper and check back coming up in just a bit. back to you. >> matt, thank 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
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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: no one was hurt in all this and the suspect is behind bars this morning. police in jacksonville, florida, 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.
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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. >> it is look at if makeover for the led lighting unveiled last night and more vibrant colors. 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
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years after the action in the final harry potter book. 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 latifah, kelly clarkson, alicia 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. the cold weather and the snow. >> we have snow in the forecast, not necessarily today or saturday. but how about sunday? light snow on sunday is a pretty
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no measureable snow yet in milwaukee. i would call saturday the pick day of the weekend if you want the dry weather. then by sunday, light snow a wintry mix in southeast wisconsin. tuesday and wednesday, another storm system keeping an eye on, that could be rain, a wintry mix or snow. much colder by thursday. the coldest air for the season. pl this morning. watching the snow showers continuing to progression down to the southeast, parts of walworth and racine and kean sha county seeing the flurries. nothing right now in racine. i kept a close eye near the lake front no. flurries recently. a breeze is rattling the banner around. it is 5-10 # miles per hour. 36 degrees. the windchill closer to 30.
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we are hoping to see a few peeks of the sunshine. not a lot of sun lately. upper 30s close to 40. a cool breeze at 7-15. saturday is a dry day. now to sunday, by around 7:00 a.m. light snow in the western part of the state and progressing to the east. by 10:00 a.m. light snow in southeast wisconsin. if travelling north to lambeau field, leave a little early, effect in the first half and this may end as the temperatures warm up as the wintry mix cross part of eastern wisconsin. not a lot of snow, but enough to stick on the grassy surfaces. dry an saturday. here comes the snow and mix on sunday. monday is dry. a storm system on tuesday starting as rain and end as snow and much colder is sweeping in
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>> cold, 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. >> joe mcknight was a big time recruit and playeds a usc and playing for the jets and chiefs. he was shot and killed yesterday 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. former saints player will smith was killed in april. back to you.
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5:51. rodgers is taking it easy after getting hurt monday night. yesterday he was in limited practice. 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. 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. andy: the milwaukee bucks are on a three game winning streak. the bucks traveled to the brooklyn nets last night. jabari parker finished with 22 points. giannis antetokounmpo had 23 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and he didn't even play in the 4th quarter. bucks win 111-93. the nets come back to the
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>> brewers fans have a chance to add to their collection of team gear this weekend. wisn 12 news got a preview of the team's 36th annual clubhouse sale which starts today. jerseys, displays, programs, they're all set up in the visitors' clubhouse. ltd melinda: new this morning, mixing christmas and saint patrick's day celebrations! andy: you're invited to the trinity academy of irish dance studio in milwaukee today. there will be a free irish dance lesson, a chance to meet world dance champion qualifiers and an irish dance performance. it's all part of christmas in the third ward. ?? melinda: a dancing display in wisn 12's tour of holiday lights. this home on 69th street in kenosha is lit by bulbs
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people who pass by and tune their car radios to 101.3 fm hear the tunes that go with the light show. how do they do that? if you see a decked out home you think needs to be on tv, send us an email at wisntv news at make sure to give us the address. wow. that's a lot. melinda: he's a miniature horse with a big heart. we lovis back in action this holiday season! every year tinker and his family ring bells for the salvation army's red kettle campaign. tinker will be outside cabelas in richfield tomorrow from noon to two. then on sunday, he will visit us here at wisn 12 news for special appearances during "wisn 12 news this morning."
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that is a joy. >> how can you not donate. >> it is called a miracle. an a baby born after a devastating tornado, meet the mom that was in labor. >> the members of the president
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>> welcome back.
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>> he's stepping down next year and remaining as the chairman. he stepped down as ceo before and became the owner of the seattle super sonics and returned to guide the coffee giant through the recession and restore the growth. the company stock dropped 3% after the recent announcement. >> wells fargo may face the victims in court, last week the bank asked the court in uh the claims quietly in closed door hearings instead of the open court. the customers signed the agreement. two lawmakers sign add bill not allowing wells fargo to use that as an excuse.
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>> you can now have the taste of dunkin' donuts coffee in your pop tart pastry? >> all right. >> question mark. >> i will take it. >> okay. they have teamed up to create two limited edition flavors, both will be available at retailers nationwide in december. you try it. >> i will let you know. i will share with you, maybe. >> 6:00. the news continues right now. >> good morning. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm andy choi. >> a busy day for the election
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one county that turned in the results. >> plus, the milwaukee sheriff is under scrutiny. the reason that the county supervisor wants him. >> we have a look at the morning commute. >> first to the forecast with jeremy nelson. good morning, jeremy. >> good morning, a lot of people thinking about the weekend and i will get to that in a moment. first set for the friday out the door early this morning the clouds and the rain and snow showers that we had overnight just dry at the moment with the clouds. 36 degrees. inland cooler. 32 west bend: low 30s for beaver dam. now look at the forecast for the day. the clouds and this morning. peeks of sunshine in the afternoon. we won't see a ton of sun today. highs near 40 this afternoon. seasonal day. change this is the weekend forecast. it is including a chance of snow


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