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and tracking the cold temperatures today. >> the coldest for the season, bitter cold today and frigid out there with the windchills 12-25 below zero. the coldest on the map at the moment minus 24 in waukesha. feeling 17 below downtown milwaukee. we are keeping the numbers around for several hours. the actual temperature not much better. partly cloudy skies for today. once we move into friday and saturday, what is ahead, more snow. we have a winter storm watch going into effect on 2:00 p.m. on friday. periods of snow on friday and saturday. we look at the snowfall forecast and if you have travel plans, don't miss this. stay tuned. back to you. ben: a lot of people are turning to alternative heat sources to
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including space heaters. hillary is live with warnings. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, ben. we are in greenfield and they are up early with us this morning. if you are using a space heater or the furnace is cranked, be careful because carbon monoxide can be a problem. this morning. >> with the space heaters use a plug in. propane and gas heaters are okay for outside use, but those give off carbon monoxide and so keep them outside. a few tips to remember, keep a three foot space around the heater to prevent anything
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>> curtains and things like that, bedding? >> correct, correct. we also want to avoid using an extension cord. plug it directly into the wall. the space heaters draw a lot of power. >> carbon monoxide detecter always? >> yes, always, epts this time of the year when you are running furnaces. carbon monoxide odorless and colorless. you don't know it is there. if you are sleeping it could be a problem. >> very scary. you don't want a visit from these guys in the ambulance here. stay safe. good tips from the lieutenant. we are staying here and car safety tips, things to keep in your car in the extreme
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>> thank you. adrienne: doctors say we should watch out for frostbite and hypothermia. frostbite can happen in less than 30 minutes. symptoms include a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance on parts of your body like fingers, toes, ears, and nose. hypothermia is also very dangerous. symptoms for that are confusion, shivering, difficulty speaking, drowsiness, and stiff muscles. another big concern during this cold stretch keeping the homeless safe and warm. tim, shelters and other organizations are helping out this morning. it is not fun out there. some outreach workers are heading out to the streets to find homeless people and make sure they're staying warm. groups of workers walked through alleys last night and along train tracks, places where homeless people often spend time. when they found homeless people, they'd take them to warming shelters. workers at feeding his flock, a shelter in west allis, say they're stretched thin right now but they're committed to keeping
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>> it takes a lot of volunteers and time and money. tim: feeding his flock is staying open around the clock for the next few days providing a warm place for people along with hot meals, sleeping bags and more. this is just one of many shelters in the milwaukee area. for information on warm places to stay, you can get information by calling 211. ben: this week's cold temperatures could lead your home's water pipes to freeze. experts say you pr by wrapping pipes with insulation or heat tape. you can also try opening doors or cabinets near the pipes to allow air circulation. finally, let a trickle of water run from faucets that aren't used as much like a laundry sink. with one snow behind us and more in the forecast, many people have already tested out their snowblowers. repair business across the state are seeing a boost in business as people get their winter gadgets ready. sliwicki small engine repairs in
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repairs. workers there say you shouldn't wait until the first snow to find out if everything's working properly. >> you can track any of the upcoming snow and the cold temperatures and wind chills using the wisn 12 news app. it's free to download for your smartphone or tablet. 5:35. matt? >> so far so good but it is cold out there. it i n the pavement is dry. maybe employeeing snow on some of the city streets. in delays across the freeway right now. we are moving good. green is full freeway systems and crash free. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> we have breaking news, the firefighters on the scene of a house fire in milwaukee. this is mother daniels way. the news crew on the scene is saying that the fire appears to
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cold out there and there are sub zero windchills and the firefighters' job is especially difficult today. adrienne: looking ahead, the milwaukee county board deciding the future of pokemon go at local parks. the board will vote today on an ordinance that would require the makers of games like pokemon go to get a permit if they incorporate milwaukee parks. neighbors complained this summer when thousands of pokemon go players flooded lake park. pokemon go took the entire world ben: looking ahead, today is the final day to sign up for health insurance using the government's health exchange to make sure your family is covered on january first. enrollment is open until the end of january but you could end up with a gap in health coverage if you sign up after today. from 4:00 until 7:00 this afternoon enrollment experts will be at the center street library and the forest home library to help you register. you can also dial 211 to set up an appointment with an enrollment expert. adrienne: the milwaukee post office is reminding people that today is the last day to send retail packages through regular
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if you send packages and letters by first-class mail, you have until december 20th. priority mail needs to be sent out by the 21st and the deadline for priority mail express is the 23rd. the u.s. postal service recommends allowing an extra day or two if the destination isn't near a major city. i'm actually following a letter carrier today and i am sure that person will be really busy and cold. wisn 12 neim a big winner becomes a victim. ben: the man who won thousands at a casino right here in milwaukee only to lose it when thieves followed him home. what potawatomi's doing to keep other visitors safe. adrienne: plus, a would-be robber chooses the wrong target. how a former wrestler turned the tables and sent the suspect
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>> good morning. thank you for joining us on "wisn 12 news this morning." we have a windchill advisory in effect across southeast wisconsin. those enjoying the cold are the ski resorts.
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across our area. today is focus is on the bitter cold. windchill advisory through 10:00 a.m. check out the actual air temperatures. that is below zero in waukesha and throw this in the wind of 15 miles per hour and it is dangerous across the area if you are exposed to the cold for 15-30 minutes. bundle up the kids at the bus stop. highs upper sin near 10. we are tracking the snow in the forecast. we have details coming up. >> we have a look at what happened before the airport shooting. ben: this was the scene last month at oklahoma city's airport a few days before a southwest employee was shot and killed there. police say the suspect, a former employee, left his car in the airport parking garage four days before the shooting. he left in a taxi and didn't
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police say he waited for the victim to leave work and shot him in the parking lot then shot himself. ben: a would-be thief picks the wrong target in florida. adrienne: the suspect threatened a former wwe wrestler who fought back. shad gaspard says the man came up to him in a store and asked gaspard to buy him a beer. when the former wrestler said no, the man reportedly threatened him with a gun. instof grabbed the suspect, took the gun away and pushed him out of the shop. >> through him out of the shot. adrienne: wisn 12 news time is 5:42. left in a lurch. ben: coming up on "wisn 12 news this morning," the town that lost all its police officers on the same day and why community leaders are being blamed. adrienne: plus, a family fed up with christmas lights and competing with the neighbors. the clever idea they came up with that's now outshining the
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ben: welcome back to "wisn 12 news this morning." here's a live look outside on
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15th. a wind chill advisory is in effect right now. i was looking online, 7:30, and 10:50 flights to cancun today. >> did you book it? >> sure, two, three, four tickets? >> sounds good. >> a couple of seats are left. >> yes, you probably want to head a w plenty of snow, wintery looking feel to the forecast. frigid windchill values this morning 12-25 below zero. waukesha updated now at minus 26. well, we are going to say it is winter's wrath for a few days. still questions remain on the snow totals.
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milwaukee counties and less toward the south. we are sorting out the forecast coming up, first to the commute with matt who is staying inside. >> first to a crash on i-94, 121st near the county line and looking to the west. delays headed up the hill. plan on extra time headed westbound. now to computer, this is popping reflected yet. we are continuing to monitor the situation. few now, back to you. >> thank you, matt. adrienne: new from overnight, the u.s. extends sanctions against iran. tim elliott is tracking the story for us. tim: we learned overnight president obama did not sign the legislation that renews sanctions against iran. that was a surprise since he had supported the bill but congress had enough support to push the law through without the president's signature.
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respond if the sanctions were renewed. he claims they violate the terms of the nuclear deal but congress voted to extend the sanctions by another ten years. the sanctions against iran have been in place for decades. ben, over to you. ben: new this morning, you may remember ethan couch known as the affluenza teen. now his father is in trouble. fred couch has been convicted of impersonating a police officer. he'll spend the next year on probation. back in 2014, couch told police department near fort worth. adrienne: a town in indiana is left scrambling when their entire police department resigns. officers in bunker hill all stepped down this week. they say the town council treated them unfairly and even asked them to do illegal things. the department was made up of the town marshal and four other officers. their resignation letters say council members asked them to run background checks against political rivals and didn't provide enough safety equipment for officers.
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out there with a bad body armor, so i would take mine off and provide it to the other officers and i told them that we have to provide this. there's an ic code that explains that. it says the town has to provide that body armor. adrienne: for now, the local sheriff's office is handling calls from bunker hill. adrienne: a neighbor in sy with the christmas lights next door. take a look, on the left a detailed display. on the right, an arrow and a sign that simply says ditto. the family decided to cash in on their neighbor's creativity or maybe they knew they just couldn't compete. >> i like that. simple. ben: when you think of the holidays, much of it revolves around traditions. perhaps the tradition in your home is what you do in the kitchen. we're sampling a taste of wisconsin for this year's season to celebrate special. you're going to love this. melinda and i got some holiday
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we were making the sprouts with duck fat and bacon and onions. see what we cooked up for this year's season to celebrate airing next week wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. only on wisn 12. all that food local, hearty, perfect for a day like i am waiting you to use is skills and bring in food to the news room. >> how about a pot of chili? >> yes, yes. >> warm coffee, windchills are cold 26 below zero in waukesha. most of the areas falling into the teens and 20s below zero for the windchills. the temperatures may struggle to
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most of the locations not hitting 10 this afternoon. the temperatures lonely 1 above zero here in the city of milwaukee. look at the winds, they are cutting through you. winds hitting 22 miles per hour. that is taking the feels like temperature and pushing it to 17 degrees below zero. cold and dry today. it is sun pops up. by 2:00 p.m. on friday and saturday there a won'ter storm watch jefferson east to milwaukee. racine no advisory or a watch. it could be added later on as we get closer to the start of the snow. the snow is tricky. patchy light snow is possible
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the commute could be a dusting ufr to half an inch. friday afternoon the snow is going, especially in the northern counties. this run is not putting much snow in northern illinois or closer to the state line. saturday morning more snow. periods of snow going through saturday. when it snows, it is a steady snow and adding up. so the snow time line is looking like, light dusting of s friday morning. periods of snow friday afternoon and saturday. a few breaks in the snow. allow extra time for the travel. six inches or more from milwaukee county to the points north. snow on friday and continuing into saturday. look at the temperatures, dropping again. sunday high of 6. finally a little warm up in sight tuesday and wednesday
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with the highs in the 30s. >> thank you. ben: new from overnight, a ceasefire is off in aleppo. violence broke the fragile truce within the last few hours. tim is live in the newsroom where new information came in overnight. tim: syrian activists say that cease fire is back in effect. first the government forces broke the ceasefire and fired shots at an ambulance that was leaving the city of aleppo. that was now the new cease fire is in place to the civilians is leave the city. 8d the ceasefire is in place so civilians can leave aleppo, a city that's been under siege for a long time now. officials with a hospital in aleppo say injured and sick people have been able to get out of the city yet. syria is locked in a violent civil war. aleppo has been in rebel hands for four years while government forces shell the city. adrienne: from a big win to a big loss, a waukesha man wins at potawatomi casino only to have robbers follow him home and steal his stash. it happened early tuesday morning.
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a gun and took the man's $15,000 prize. it's not the first time this has happened. the casino will issue checks for big winners if you ask and guards will escort gamblers to their cars. in a statement, the casino says it monitors parking areas with security cameras and vehicles. during peak hours, it also hires off-duty police officers. ben: the rescue mission says it's looking for any donations but workers are hoping for more infant and teen toys. this is only for rescue mission families but the group is accepting donations. >> it is amazing how they are so grateful for that and you know you can tell they are picturing christmas morning and what a wonder that will be for their
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>> now the rescue mission is saying it is always looking for any donations that you have, new or used toys and hoping for more infant and teen toys specifically. again, this is for rescue mission families that are preregistered. >> delivered by a drone. >> coming up, amazon tries out something new. >> plus, it takes a lifetime of dedication and training to join the bucks as a player, but soon thousands of people could be
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a>> new, alaska airlines is acquiring virgin america. >> the deal is approved and celebrated by unveiling a boeing 737. th p san francisco. it is the 5th larger airliner in the u.s. >> there is a 1.6 million settlement with 13 states and the federal government. the website got hacked last year and they had created fake dating profiles to dupe the customers.
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a chemical the citric acid is in the ingredients. now the court may have to decide if the preservative is not used as a preservive. >> as you plan holiday deserts, think about this, canned whipped cream a shortage because of the gas used to make the cans of the whipped cream. it is coming after an explosion at the plant in florida earlier in the year. so popular brand redi whip says it will be up and running by february but not in time for christmas. >> go buy it in bulk. >> 5:59.
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>> right now, dangerously low temperatures and windchills. here is a live look outside at on cold day. >> we have a windchill advisory right now and how a group is making sure those with no heat stay warm and out of the cold. >> good morning, welcome to >> it is 6:00, thursday, december 15th. it is sure cold. now to matt with breaking traffic news. what do we need to know? >> 94 eastbound in waukesha county past sunny slope road. here is the camera, we are looking westbound, a rollover with the left lane blocked at this point. headed out of milwaukee county into waukesha county expect for the delays. if you are leaving the house,

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