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holding the thank you rally and the big announcement he's expected to make today. adrienne: and a teenage girl gunned down in milwaukee. why police say it may have been an accident and the family members who are remembering her this morning. ben: but first, a live look outside. we're in the calm before the storm. another wintry weekend is ahead. we're tracking when snow will start to fall. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. adrienne: and i'm adrienne pedersen. melinda has the day off. it's 5:30 on this tuesday, december 13th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. >> early this morning it is all about the temperatures. the skies are clearing nicely. we had a cool front that passed through. we are looking at fair skies. now, we have a fair amount of sunshine for today, but it is
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right now 15 degrees. feels-like temperature at 4. we hold the readings nearly steady in the low to mid teens. fair and cold. we call for the temperatures settling 13-16 degrees. tonight star shine. low around 4 degrees. windchills during the day today 0 to minus 5. the coldest air coming in tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night as the highs near matt? >> if you are headed out, things are in decent shape but a fender bender by drexel. take it easier in the lesser travelled areas. the travel times are looking good. no reason to rush out. that's a look at the morning
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>> thank you, matt. we have learned that president-elect donald trump has chosen secretary of state. >> yes, we found out it is rex tillerson that is the ceo of exxon mobile. they have confirmed that this morning that he's the pick for secretary of state. he's got close ties to russia and that could mean trouble but the senate has to confirm the apointment and right now they are looking at the russian influence on the election. tillerson never worked in government or policy and been with exxon since graduating college. >> president-elect donald trump is headed to wisconsin today as part of the thank you tour. the rally is held today at state fair park. hillary is live there for us
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good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, ben. he's set to here behind me tonight at 7:00 to thank the supporters. vice president elect mike pence will be there also tonight. the thank you tour is including a number of states. trump and pence making a number of trips to wisconsin but never ma the doors are opening at 4:00. first, we have a sign here off of greenfield avenue. this tells you where to enter gates 4 or 5 here at the fairgrounds. also, if you are in the area, with the president-elect donald trump in town, expect to see a lot of security and police presence in the area here. for now, live "wisn 12 news this
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today is the deadline for the recount. wisconsin wrapped up the recount yesterday when the state elections commission certified the results. president-elect trump picked up 131 more votes solidifying his win over hillary clinton. trump tweeted about the recount last night calling the push for a recount a scam. adrienne: looking ahead, a controversial speaker coming to uw-m's campus today. milo yiannopoulos is part of the so-called alt-right movement and an editor for the conservative site breitbart. permanently banned from twitter for harassing snl comedian leslie jones. when his speech was announced, some uw-m students signed petitions asking campus leaders to denounce the event. now students are planning to protest at the speech which is sold out. ben: right now, a milwaukee family is looking for answers after a 15-year-old girl was shot and killed. it happened yesterday near 35th and silver spring. someone fired shots that came into melanie johnson's home and
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yet if she was targeted or if it was an accident. family members say they can't believe that she's gone. >> we're hurting behind this alot, we're hurting behind us, this is really going to be tough for us to go through. ben: police are still searching for the shooter. adrienne: a group of brazen teens accused of stealing several cars over months chose the wrong victim. the woman who helped police catch them spoke only to wisn 12 news. >> i went around and placed the toe of my boot in a very socially significant place and told him if he moved or he struggled he would walk funny for the rest of his life and urinate through a tube and i meant it. adrienne: she told police that the teens tried to carjack her but she fought them off. now two 17-year-olds and one 18-year-old are facing charges. according to police, they call themselves the ct mob, short for cut throat. adrienne: according to court
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also linked to a car break-in at the home of mixed martial arts star anthony pettis. they were caught on surveillance video trying to get into a cadillac and range rover parked in pettis' driveway. this happened on november 30th. police arrested two of the suspects the same day. police tell us there aren't as many car thefts this year as last. so far in 2016, people reported just more than 5900 cars stolen. in 2015, more than 68oo stolen. to put it in perspective that's a difference of nearly 900 cars. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:36. a delivery driver goes rogue. he drove up with a pizza box pretending to drop off a meal but he walked away with something that didn't belong to him. adrienne: plus, a pig wanders around a senior center spreading joy. how bacon is helping these
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>> weatherwatch 12, keeping an eye on the cold this tuesday morning. we are looking at 12 news time coming in at 5:40 a.m. and early temperatures are showing up in the low to mid teens across the
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staying for much of the day. not much of a warm up. the temperatures around the metro, 12 west allis. brown deer 13. it is 8 at this hour in watertown and beaver dam and fond du lac. the windchills near 0 and low single digits. so this morning it is cold. we hold the temperatures nearly steady the windchills hovering zero to five below. >> thank you, sally. a pizza guy in indiana you don't want coming to your door. ben: turns out he's a fake. he dressed up as a pizza delivery driver and stole packages from front steps in indianapolis. one homeowner caught the thief on camera. the box he got away with only had a pair of slippers inside.
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those slippers. police haven't found the fake pizza guy yet. the rightful owner is now warning people in the area that this could happen to them too. ben: another unusual package thief, this one in missouri. adrienne: the victim is calling her the granny who stole christmas. the elderly woman caught on camera stealing packages from front porches. the victim says she took three packages from his porch all in front of a surveillance camera and she was driving a hummer at the time. that's interesting. the victim says she looks like an ordinary person but admits this could be an elaborate disguise. ben: i don't know if i am qualified to say yes. adrienne: wisn 12 news time is 5:41. a silver lining. ben: some heavy rain leading to flooding in california and bringing some good news along with it. adrienne: plus, salvation army's iconic red kettles targeted by a thief. the teenager who's accused of
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tuesday morning and getting a beautiful look at the moon for today. the skies cleared nicely overnight. the moon for us, plenty in the way of star shine. the icy cold is settling in. windchills will be coming in 20-25 degrees below zero and trig ir a windchill it is feeling like 4 degrees. arctic high pressure is building in. plenty in the way of the december sunshine. we hold the temperatures today in the mid teens. now to matt that is ready to launch news chopper 12. >> we had an incident at 94 and drexel. other parts of the roads in good
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i will jump in the chopper and check back in news chopper 12 coming up. back to you. >> thank you, matt. 5:46. ben: later today comedian bill cosby will be in court. it's the latest step in an assault case against him. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is following the details. tim? tim: cosby is accused of drugging and then assaulting a woman in pennsylvania back in 2004. who have accused cosby of assault. those other allegations will be the focus of a court hearing today. a judge needs to decide if their testimonies should be allowed in this trial. 13 other women could testify depending on the judge's decision. this hearing is expected to last two days. cosby has pleaded not guilty and denies all of the accusations. the trial is set to begin in june. back to you. >> thanks, tim.
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of the hospital after being hit by a driver. the crash was caught on camera last week. the officer was conducting a sobriety test by the side of the road when another driver hit him. the officer pushed his dui suspect out of the way potentially saving his life. that driver was not hurt although he was arrested for dui. >> his own safety was the least of his concerns at the moment, he was concerned for the welfare of the person he was dealing th adrienne: his fellow officers are calling it a miracle that he survived. police say the driver who hit the officer was also drunk. she's now facing charges. adrienne: new this morning. fire breaks out at a luxury high-rise in dubai. we found this video on twitter showing the flames. the upscale apartment building is on dubai's palm island. the building was evacuated and the fire was put out.
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now there's good news. all that water has helped the state's drought. the heavy rain has helped build up the water supply in northern california. reservoirs are at or above capacity and more water is expected to fill those reservoirs later this week. ben: also in california, crews are working to fill a sinkhole right along the coast. take a look at this. the hole opened up along a popular walking trail near san francisco. cement has been brought in to repair part of the sea wall dad rain runoff and a broken irrigation pipe washed away sand behind the sea wall making it weaker. eventually part of the wall collapsed. adrienne: new this morning, a car crashes into a fire hydrant leading to even more problems in albuquerque. crews are working to repair a water line that broke because of the crash. the flooding from the hydrant caused a sinkhole and even put a road nearby at risk. crews are warning drivers to stay away from the area while they get everything back to normal.
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they've arrested a red kettle thief. they say a 19-year-old stole two salvation army donation kettles from two stores. investigators say they id'd him from surveillance video inside the stores and they later found one of the kettles at his home. police say there was around 170 dollars in the kettles. he's facing three different charges this morning. this month we're checking out impressive holiday lights displays. here's one in west allis at 103rd and rogers. the house is all decked out with lights. you can help us light up the holidays. if there's a display you'd like to see on tv, email us the address then watch wisn 12 news at 10:00. every time i see them, it makes me feel like a slacker. i have to step it up a bit next year. >> that is like with the lights, popping on off.
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santa up. that and making sure that all of the lights work. great job. mother nature is unpacking the winter worst. we are looking at cold and snow again for the weekend. early this morning, the weather story is the temperature. lake side a little warmer 15 at the airport. 1 # 4 port. 13 at racine and kenosha. 8 fond du lac and watertown. elk horn 10. the winds are light. windchill indexes range from 10 degrees below zero at the dells and 7 degrees above at port. so single digits in place for us today. just a little bid of clouds, a
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the arctic high pressure is influencing the weather and keeping us sunny, dry and cold. this is a look at the future windchills. now these are the windchills. this is when the coldest of the air is moving in. we look at the windchills by mid night ranging from 15 to 23 to 24 degrees below zero. that is the story thursday morning. the windchills almost everybody at leastde the coldest air is coming our way. plenty in the way of the sunshine and winds are lighter today before picking up tomorrow. very gusty winds. so windy and raw then for later on wednesday and thursday. as we move into friday, we are concerned about the potential
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one. >> thank you, sal. ben: it's been six months since the massacre at an orlando nightclub. tim, people gathered to honor the victims last night. tim: all day yesterday people remembered the attack at pulse nightclub. last night there was a vigil honoring the 49 people who died. 53 other people were hurt in the shooting. omar mateen started shooting inside the club on june 12th. he was shot and killed by police. early yesterday morning there was a private ceremony for people directly affected by the shooting. last night's memorial service was open to the public, a huge crowd gathered to remember the victims. back to you. >> thank you, tim. adrienne: a doctor at children's hospital of wisconsin comes up with a unique way to help kids. here's his inspiration. we told you about it last week. nordstrom selling a rock for 85
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doctor david margolis says there are better ways to spend that money, but if you still want the rock, he'll send you one straight from lake michigan's shores. margolis is selling rocks he picked up with permission from the property owner and donating the money to children's. >> 85 dollars can go a long way in helping a kid be a kid or even helping a kid get better. our kids that are in the hospital over to be here. adrienne: if you want to donate, we have a link set up on wisn.com. ben: later today, actress reese witherspoon sits down with ellen to talk about a viral joke that's turning into a christmas tradition. >> i blame mindy kaling, she did some thing on her show, had a wreath with pictures of my face. people started calling me, it's
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ti's there. very clever, wreath witherspoon. ben: wreath witherspoons have been popping up online for the last few years now they've made it to ellen's studio. that is decked out with the holiday gear. you can see more of that interview plus green day makes their ellen debut at 4:00 p.m. then stick around for wisn 12 news at 5:00 with toya and patrick. adrienne: in alaska, a therapy pig is helping out seniors. the animal is hanging out with alzheimer's patients at a senior center in anchorage. his name is bacon. the pig walks around the center and interacts with the people who live there. workers say getting patients to smile and interact with bacon can help their health. he's a cute little guy. >> therapy pig. wisn 12 news time is 5:54. wins an award and didn't show up
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fort lauderdale and from tampa. and six other airliners have already launched their allotted flights to havana. >> chiptole ceo is stepping down. the founder is now the sole leader of the popular chain. we have been hearing about recent food safety issues and the company increasing the spending to get the diners back to the restaurants and that move has led to high employee turnover. >> gas prices are rising again. we see $3s a gallon by early next year. the fuel prices slump in the winter but since opec's decision to cut the production the cut prices are creeping up.
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wisn 12 news time now is 5:59. the news continues right now. >> good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> it is tuesday, december 13th. right now, president-elect donald trump is just hours away from a visit to his first since winning the white house. we have the preparations coming up in a live report. plus, what we know about the controversial pick for secretary of state. >> and later topping the christmas wish list again this weir are the hoverboards. what to look out for to make sure they are safe for your family. >> now to a live look outside. we are checking in with matt in a moment. first we are going to
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tracking the freezing temperatures and the windchills. sally: the windchills are 0 or below inland. the coldest air is still a little ways off. 14 port. 13 racine and kenosha. 15 at the airport. 10 at elk horn. here is a look at the windchills. most ranging in the single digits. the coldest chills at fond du lac and below zero. the windchills are part of the forecast for the next 48 hours. a couple of clouds south. big arctic high pressure is influencing our weather. sun and cold for today. temperatures 13-15 for the day. the chills near zero. windy tomorrow. matt is on the way to a couple of accidents. news chopper 12.

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