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making news in america this morning -- deadly inferno. the warehouse fire in oakland, now a criminal investigation. new details from the people who made it out alive. >> i woke up to smoke. and an entire wall on fire. >> dozens dead with the toll likely to rise. and the growing memorial as families wait for answers. plus, remembering the lives lost in the warehouse fire. a teacher. a barista. and musicians. what we're learning about the victims already identified. more contenders for secretary of state. president-elect donald trump expanding his search for that cabinet position. who has been added to the list? and his controversial phone call
sparks fly after plane's nose gear collapses. good monday morning to you. i'm ryan smith. >> and i'm mara schiavocampo. diane and kendis are off. we begin this morning with the grim search inside a deadly warehouse fire entering its third day. >> a memorial is growing in oakland where mourners have left flowers and other remembrances at the scene. the death toll now at 33. investigators expect to find more victims. >> a criminal probe has now been launched in what is the deadliest fire ever in that city. there are questions about whether it could have been prevented. lauren lyster joins us from oakland. lauren, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mara and ryan. yeah, just about halfway down the block behind me, in the warehouse, crews are pushing forward with the search
the district attorney launching a criminal investigation into this tragedy. this morning, firefighters pushing forward in the round-the-clock search for the missing. as the staggering number of people killed in this massive friday night warehouse fire keeps rising, survivors recounting the horror of that inferno. >> everyone is turning to us and saying, you should have done this. you should have done that. don't you think we feel that? don't you think we feel how many people died in our home? >> reporter: that woman saying she was part of the well-known building called the ghost ship. filled that night for a concert. people weren't supposed to be living here. it only has permits for a warehouse. code violations show a history of complaints. okayland's mayor promising to find out if this worst fire in the city's history was preventable. >> i right now have a team of city employees combing through every public record that we have of this building. >> reporter: officials say most
and where pictures from before the fire show a maze of makeshift art studios. >> i think we were surprised at first to find that many bodies where we found them. >> reporter: a tragedy and some still filled with anxiety as loved ones wait for news on the missing. >> i have prepared myself for the worst. >> reporter: this mother's only son at that party with his fiance. shooting this video time-stamped about an hour before the flames erupted. his mom speaking to a friend who dark, he couldn't see. he had to put his hands against the wall to get out. >> reporter: authorities so far identifying at least eight of the victims. most in their 20s and 30s. one as young as 17. and the coroner's office telling loved ones of potential victims to save dna samples for held inspect the grim task of naming the the deceased.
>> we're hearing more about complaints launched on the property. what is the latest on that investigation? >> reporter: in addition of complaints launched over the years, some going as far back as 205, the most recent complaints in mid november, citing blight and construction inside that was not to code and illegal. an inspector did come out and check out the white house. they were not able to gain access inside. they did confirm the blight complaint. the trash piling up. that is an ongoing investigation, we have learned. >> as that investigation prayer are with the families affect bid this tragedy. lauren, thank you so much. we're learning more about those victims who have been identified. >> cash askew was from san francisco and2. she was a member of a band calmed them are us, too. >> donna kellogg was a barista. she was from oakland and 32 years old. >> nick gomez-hall was 25.
>> travis hough was 35. >> david klein, a recent graduate of u.c. berkeley. >> and sara hoda. a teacher. friends say she enjoyed working with children. we'll have much more on the victims and the investigation on "good morning america." turning to the presidential transition, donald trump is taking on china as he comes under fire for a conversation with the leader of taiwan. >> meanwhile, as trump looks to round out his list for secretary of state just got longer. we get the latest from karen travers. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ryan and mara. there have been some public displays of division in donald trump's inner circle. top transition aides say this expanding of the cabinet search is because so many qualified people say they want to serve in his administration. big cabinet announcements are expected this week from president-elect donald trump. >> it will be a team that makes america strong and prosperous again.
week didn't seem to seal the deal for mitt romney. abc news has learned that trump is broadening his search for secretary of state and is now considering as many as nine candidates. in addition to romney, rudy giuliani. senator bob corker and david petraeus. former ambassador john an obama appointee is now in the mix, as well as the tournament ceo of exxon-mobil and a retired navy admiral that hillary clinton considered to be her vp. >> we have a president-elect who wants to look at the best and brightest of america. regardless of past disputes we may have had. >> reporter: one of the biggest challenges, the relations with china. trump's decision to ignore four
call from the president of taiwan angering chinese officials. taiwan is a part of china, not an independent nation. >> it's mystifying to me that president obama can reach out to a murdering dictator in cuba in the last year and be hailed for doing it as a hero. and president-elect donald trump takes a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader and it is becoming some what of a controversy. >> reporter: donald trump tweeting yesterday whether china checked in with the u.s. whether it was okay to devalue its currency. ryan and mara, he says that makes it hard for american companies to compete. >> thanks to karen travers in washington. turning to a recount of presidential votes, set to begin at noon today in michigan. a state judge sided with green party candidate jill stein who argued that a two-day delay may have prevented the state from completing the count ahead of a december 13th deadline. donald trump defeated clinton in michigan by fewer than 11,000
results in wisconsin and pennsylvania. the prime minister of italy is resigning after a stinging referendum defeat on constitutional reforms. italian premier matteo renzi says his proposal would have made the country more competitive. it was widely regarded as a chance to reject establishment politics. the loss is a victory for post traction in europe and the united states. and another stunning resignation. new zealand's popular prime minister is stepping down. john key saying the job had take an toll on his family. and he said a lot of leaders stay at the top for too long. turning now to weather. a mixed bag of rain, snow, and ice. take a look at the radar. you can see the system on the east coast stretching from the deep south up through new england. downpours in the carolinas and d.c. you can see the rain/snow line right here in new york. still ahead, an urgent warning for the holiday season. armed robbers posing as
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veer weather is possible in that region. a rain and snow mix could make for a messy commute in the northeast. >> if you're flying, airport delays possible in new orleans, houston, atlanta, and memphis. more on the horrific warehouse fire in oakland. where dozens are already confirmed dead. >> the building known as the ghost ship was hosting a party friday when the tragedy took place. however, some people in the building at the time lived there. one former resident saying she didn't know it was an illegal living space at the time. she called theld trap. >> when i left, i felt like i made it out alive. and now, i feel even more like i made it out alive. you know what i'm saying? when i left, there was no fire. and i still felt like i made it out alive. i felt like i was going to die there. or somebody was going die. >> mack says when inspectors or other people came to visit, residents would hide clothing or any other evidence that people
new image this is morning of that emergency landing at the san antonio, texas, airport. you can see right here. watch the nose. nosegear just collapses as the united express plane touches down. sparks flying. video posted on social media before the landing, you can hear crews telling passengers to prepare for multiple impacts before stopping. all 55 passengers were forced to evacuate. everyone got off safely. with only minor injuries. a surprise request from the white man charged in killing nine churchgoers in south carolina. dylann roof asked to act as his own attorney. then a judge agreed. now roof says he wants his defense team to represent him during the initial phase of the trial. but that he'll defend himself in the penal portion assuming he's convicted. well next to a flight diverted to the airport in charleston for a very good
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checking our top stories now, investigators say they expect to spend days examining the scene of the tragic oakland warehouse fire. 33 people are confirmed dead. authority expect to find more victims. donald trmp is expanding his list of people for secretary of meanwhile, trump is tweeting in defense of a phone call with taiwan that broke protocol. two cars swallowed by a sink hole in san antonio. and looking at today's weather, speaking of rain, rain from seattle to portland and down to northern california. heavy rain along the gulf coast. mild in the midwest. a messy rain-snow mix in the
like none before in cuba. the island nation just beginning to move toward its future after saying a final good-bye to its long time leader. >> fie dell castro has been laid to rest. >> reporter: fidel castro's ashes interred ended nine days of official national mourning across >> translator: it's a very emotional moment. >> translator: fidel was our father. he gave us health, education, security. he was the greatest man who has existed on the planet. >> reporter: a military caravan transported the cedar casket. it had been under guard overnight. his final good-bye was
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melinda: right now on "wisn 12 news this morning," time to cleanup after southeast wisconsin's first measurable snow of the season. coming up, the areas that saw the most snow. andy: another presidential election recount just hours away. the overnight ruling from a state start counting ballots later today. >> plus, the green bay packers celebrating a big win over the houston texans. we have reaction from the frozen tundra where players even made snow angels on the field. melinda: 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 monday, december 4th. if you parked outside, you'll