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worldwide ... pence says: "we just couldn't be more grateful that someone of rex tillerson's proven leadership and accomplishments ... he's been willing to step forward to serve our nation as our next secretary of state." senator bob corker, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, appears on board with the businessman ... fullscreen --reaction to rex tillerson for secretary of state-- "mr. tillerson is a very impressive individual and has an extraordinary working knowledge of the world. " -- sen. bob corker / r-tn but, tillerson's close ties to russia's president,vladimir putin, still has many on capitol hill concerned ... including democratic senat the senate foreign relations committee ... fullscreen --reaction to rex tillerson for secretary of state-- "i am deeply troubled by mr. tillerson's vocal opposition to u.s. sanctions on russia following its illegal invasion, occupation and annexation of crimea, ukraine, and his close personal relationship with vladimir putin." -- sen. ben cardin / d-md fox news also learning mr. trump is expected to name another texan to his cabinet, former governor rick perry as his choice for secretary of energy.
leader, led one of biggest economies in world." more announcements - and visitors are expected - with both bill gates and kanye west visiting trump tower today. nat pop trump says: "we've been friends for a long time." waldman on-cam tag says: "and speaking of mr. trump's "business life" .... once he officially does become president, he'll be leaving his real estate empire in the hands of his sons, in order to make sure there's no concerns over possible conflicts of interest. in washington, joel waldman, fox news." it's time for your news and weather together. president-elect donald trump will make a stop in west allis thi e he's holding a thank you rally at the state fair expo center at 7:00. mr. trump and vice president-elect mike pence will both be there. governor scott walker and house speaker paul ryan will also be attending.... speaker ryan never campaigned with mister trump during the primary or leading up to the general election, but now reportedly speaks to him by phone every day. a teenage girl was fatally shot in her own home last night. relatives say melanie johnson was standing in her kitchen when bullets
hit her. her younger sister was also home at the time. police are still investigating the circumstance of the shooting, including if she was the target. tonight a vigil is happening right at the house. the milwaukee common council has given the go-ahead to start replacing lead water pipes. its goal is to stop health risks due to lead contamination from aging pipes in old homes. the city would pay for the costs that land on public property. the city would pay for the costs that land on public property. homeowners would be responsible the city would front the money and give homeowners ten years to pay it back. some replacements will start next year with most happening in 20-18. weather clear and cold tonight with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. it will feel like -15 in the morning. partly sunny, windy and bitter cold on wednesday with a high
all day. getting even colder on thursday with morning wind chills in the -25 range. high temperatures will only reach the single digits. snow returns to the forecast friday and saturday. significant accumulation possible, but too early for specific amounts. stay tuned. tonight: clear and cold. low: 2 wind: w 5-10 wednesday:partly sunny, windy and bitter cold. high: 12 wind: nw 15-25 mph thursday: partly sunny, blustery and bitter cold. am low: -5 high: 7 wind: w 5-15 mph 17-hundred-dollars... that's how much money governor scott walker says homeowners are projected to have saved on property taxes since he took office. fox6's madeline anderson is back from waukesha where the governor answered questions about his tax relief efforts. property taxes in wisconsin have historically been higher than most other states... that's why governor walker says he's made
residents. as homeowners across wisconsin open their property tax bills this december... governor scott walker says they'll be pleasantly surprised. property taxes today in december 2016, are $116 less than they were in december in 2010. the republican governor says without his property tax relief reform... property taxes were on pace to be more than 400-dollars higher than they currently are. cumulatively... he says that translates to 1700-dollars in savings over the things. we put more money into school aids. some of which went to schools directly, but a major portion of which we tied into property tax caps. so that levies were capped off at the school board and the municipal and county level. governor walker is sort of telling one version of the story. but democrats like
have come at the expense of public education. where i represent in oshkosh, property taxes skyrocketed over the last year because were like 139 other school districts, had to vote to raise our own property taxes to keep the lights on in our schools. governor walker says he will continue to focus on lowering property taxes in the next state budget. democrats say they too support tax relief but say it should be weighed with other priorities. reporting live in the newsroom... madeline anderson fox6 news. steph thanks ted the governor had much more to say about property tax relief... visit fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news app -- and search "tax relief" to see more. the packers had today off, but they'll get back in earnest, tomorrow for sunday's game against the bears. christian ringo doesn't get many chances to make plays. pip shows you how the defensive lineman almost missed his big opportunity-- and had his teammates laughing in the
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coming up at 6: a free meal that satisfies more than just hunger. "they're getting potatoes, vegetables, hams today, and something t ham... and.. and more!" it's an event not just aimed at helping people eat -- but improving their lives. "to give christmas back to people who are having such a hard time." how this food -- is turning into the gift of health for milwaukee "to give christmas back to people who are having such a hard time." how this food -- is turning into the gift of health for milwaukee residents this holiday season. that's new tonight at 6. a day of rest for the packers, with many of the pundits now
indeed-"run the table", as aaron rodgers says and beat the lions in detroit to win the division on new year's day. christian ringo made a winning play- barely- against seattle. the pack realized they only had 10 men on the field..the defensive tackle came rushing back in-just in time to force an errant throw by russell wilson, giving green bay the ball on downs. everybody had a good laugh at number 99's expense. 16:28:57 "man it was hilarious; we kind of rewoun or six times you know, looking at ringo start from the sidelines; it was just great.. he closed pretty quick, though, right? he did, he did. i was just glad he didn't fall on the way out there. that would have messed everything up". 16:29:11 speaking of jayrone elliott, there--the linebacker's been making a few key plays on and off the field! elliott is the packers nominee for the prestigious walter payton nfl man of the year for his wonderful work
before the super bowl in houston. the playoff push continues...packers/ bears, sunday, high noon on fox. tim and brandon live from soldier field right afterwards. they'll have lots of locker room reaction and defensive lineman mike daniels. we'll wrap the whole day up on the fox six sports blitz sunday night at 10:35. brewers gm david stearns and his staff have been busy in the trade department today. they've sent catcher mar-teen maldonado packing. los angeles angels, along with a minor league pitcher.in exchange for halos catcher jett bandy. from 2 thousand 11 through 16--the 30 year old maldy was a fine defensive backstop-with a good arm-but not much of a hitter. 26 year old jett bandy batted 234 with 8 homers and 25 rbi in 70 games last year for l.a. bandy's father john made a name for himself by teaching tom cruise bartender flair for the movie "cocktail"
tossing bottles around as he made drinks. the baseball hazing ritual of dressing rookies as women is now banned. major league baseball created an anti-hazing and anti-bullying pocicy that covers the practices. as part of the of the sports new labor deal, the players association agreed not to contest it. the policy prohibits teams from quote-- requiring coercing ot encouraging players to engage in activities that include dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be
the milwaukee symphony orchestra is hoping to restore the warner grand theater on wisconsin avenue -- and begin performing there in 2019. the purchase and renovation is part of a 120-million-dollars fundraising effort by m-s-o. upgrading the 1930's era grand theater would allow m-s-o to generate more revenue and become less dependent on
center for the performing arts -- where it not in control of its own scheduling. november marked four straight months of growth for home sales in milwaukee county... a 25-and-a-half-percent increase pushed the entire southeastern wisconsin market to a strong month... the four counties making up the milwaukee metro area -- milwaukee, waukesha, ozaukee and washington -- have now seen nine months of growth in 2016. good numbers in november -- with strong growth compared to last year. for more information on this and other stories in the business journal, we have link to their site on ours, fox6now.com. it's time for your news and weather together. syrian rebels say a ceasefire agreement has been reached with russia to evacuate remaining civilians and rebels in aleppo. however -- the governments of neither syrian nor russia have commented on the reports. rebel defenses in the city crumbled
launched a ground offensive. they're now confined to small area that's expected to be overrun in the coming days. a nashville police officer is in the hospital after being shot early this morning... authorities say the officer was shot after walking into a motel room to serve a warrant. the shooter was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in the room. the officer was shot in the shoulder -- and officials say his injury is not life- threatening. tennessee estimate deadly wildfires have caused more than 500-million- dollars in damage. 14 people were killed and more than 24-hundred buildings destroyed or damaged. officials with the great smoky mountains national park also announcing today there was no way to control the fire in the park before extreme winds carried the flames
weather clear and cold tonight with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. it will feel like -15 in the morning. partly sunny, windy and bitter cold on wednesday with a high around 12 and wind chills between -5 and -15 all day. getting even colder on thursday with morning wind chills in the -25 range. high temperatures will only reach the single digits. snow returns to the forecast friday and
early for specific amounts. stay tuned. tonight: clear and cold. low: 2 wind: w 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny, windy and bitter cold. high: 12 wind: nw 15-25 mph thursday: partly sunny, blustery and bitter cold. am low: -5 high: 7 wind: w 5-15 mph friday: cloudy with the chance for snow. am low: -3 high: 20 wind: se 5-10 mph saturday: cloudy with the chance for snow. am low: 20 high: 27 wind: nw 15-25 mph sunday: mostly cloudy and cold. am low: -1 high: 8 wind: nw 5-10 mph monday: partly sunny and cold. am low: -5 high: 11 wind: sw 5-10 mph
40- thousand feet in the air -- then launch a pegasus rocket into space. that''s when the eight satellites will be deployed. they'll be used to better predict hurricane intensity -- which is more difficult and less accurate than forecasting the path a storm will take. looking around the world... firefighters are called to put out a fire at a highrise apartment building in dubai's palm island. witnesses say it quickly spread across several floors as high winds fanned the flames. officials with no injuries reported. in australia -- a zoo in sydney welcomes its largest litter of meerkats ever! the animals normally give birth to three or four pups -- but the keepers at the zoo have been keeping an eye on six playful pups. they were born on november 7th. the pups -- which have not yet been named -- have just begun to
spin- off book -- handwritten by j-k rowling -- selling today for nearly 470-thousand dollars... it's one of six copies of "the tales of beedle the bard" rowling gave to people who were closely involved in the harry potter books. a seventh was made specifically for auction -- which sold for 2-point-4-million dollars in 2007. chris pratt holds a special screening of his new movie... and some famous country singers victims of the wildfire in tennessee... the details in tonight's buzz. chris pratt makes an appearance at a california marine corps air station for a screening of his new film "passengers." pratt did red carpet interviews before the screening. he also met with hundreds of fans -- signing autographs, posing for pictures, and meeting service members and their families.
oh, i mean a female entertainer."madonn a sharing some emotional words as she was honored at the "billboard women in music 2016" event. the pop singer touched on the sexism, misogyny, and abuse she's experienced throughout her 34- year career. a country legend is stepping up to help the victims of the recent wildfires in gatlingburg, tennessee. dolly parton -- along with reba mcentire... and others will perform in a telethon tonight on great american country. the three-hour event will be called "smoky mountains rise: a benefit for the my people fund." that's the buzz. a zoo in texas is getting ready to welcome a new baby orangutan... but the baby isn't due until next year... hear how to zoo is helping the parents-to-be get ready for the new arrival. coming up at 6: a free meal that
potatoes, vegetables, hams today, and something to drink." but that's not all! "i got the ham... and.. and more!" it's an event not just aimed at helping people eat -- but improving their lives. "to give christmas back to people who are having such a hard time." how this food -- is turning into the gift of health for milwaukee residents this holiday season.
introducing the reuben from subway a sandwich as full of intrigue as it is flavor. some say it was invented by deli owner arnold reuben. others, by reuben kulakofsky during a poker game. and some insist it was hollywood starlet marjorie rambeau in a fit of crazed hunger. seriously. the reuben's past may be debatable, but its great taste is not. stacked with lean corned beef, bavarian-style sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on new freshly-baked rye bread. we don't know where it came from, but we know where you can
to give birth in late january... so the staffers are throwing a baby shower for her and her mate, k-j this month. the workers even set up a gift registry at target for the couple. items requested on the registry include: the movie "zootopia," a dolly parton cd and bubble bath. open now at 6: taking the "thank you" tour to wisconsin. we are just an hour away from president-elect donald trump's speech in west allis. plus- a costly fix. how much residents will have to pay -- to solve milwaukee's lead lateral problem. and-- this is so sad that it happened to her, i just dont understand. a teenage girl, gunned down in her own home. but the family says -- she wasn't the target.
dangerously cold temperatures are on the way. the snow is gone -- and tonight the windchill falls below zero. weather expert tom wachs is in the weather center with what to expect. tom? clear and cold tonight with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. it will feel like -15 in the morning. partly sunny, windy and bitter cold on wednesday with a high around 12 and wind chills between -5 and -15 all day. getting even colder on thursday with morning wind chills in the -25 range. high temperatures will only reach the the forecast friday and saturday. significant accumulation possible, but too early for specific amounts. stay tuned. tonight: clear and cold. low: 2 wind: w 5-10 mph wednesday:partly sunny, windy and bitter cold. high: