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making news in america this friday morning, winter whiteout. lake-effect snow blanketing several states. the 75-car pileup you have got to see and the highly unusual snowfall in seattle. plus, the arctic blast settling in. we're tracking it all. remaining in reality tv, the surprising announcement about donald trump's involvement with "celebrity apprentice" and the fast food ceo picked to be on trump's cabinet as he makes another stop in his thank you tour overnight. can you hear me now? how wi-fi in the skies could soon bring phone calls midflight. and caught in a cell, a prisoner's attempt to make a
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it's sort of like how we feel on a monday morning, isn't it, just when you're stuck but it is friday. we've made it to the end of the week. good morning, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. >> just got to get through friday. >> exactly. >> that's the only problem. i'm eva pilgrim in for diane. we begin with widespread snow and temperatures that are downright dangerous. >> yeah, let's get to the radar right now. snow is hammering the great lakes area. the lakes are still very warm and arctic air is sweeping across the water creating the perfect conditions for historic lake-effect snow. here is the scene overnight. this is in binghamton, new york, that's in central new york state. people there could see several inches by the time it is all over later today. now, the snow is causing some problems on the roads. this was the scene along the shores of lake erie. as many as 75 vehicles in a pileup on interstate 90 near cleveland. and a major snowmaker is hitting the northwest. this picture tweeted out overnight by the national weather service in seattle.
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measurable snowfall on their roof in two years. all this winter weather is coming in with a wave of bitterly cold air. some of the lows this morning, single digits and below zero all over the map as you can see there. let's get to the forecast now from accuweather's justin povick. good morning, justin. >> kendis, eva, thanks, and good morning to you, as well. it's a cold day throughout the northeast along with those howling winds, a couple of snow showers just west of 95, but some heavy lake-effect snow bands off of lake ontario and lake erie, so there can be some big travel delays along sections of i-90, as well as interstate 5 towards the west coast. the only difference today is it's raining now in portland and in seattle. snow continues over the interior. kendis, eva, back to you. >> all right, thank you. president-elect donald trump is reaching out to more of his loyal supporters gearing up for his third rally of the week. >> so after thanking voters in iowa and vowing to heal the divided country, trump is now
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meanwhile, he's stocking his cabinet with yet another wealthy businessman, and some of his picks are facing an uphill battle in congress. we get more now from abc's janai norman joining us from washington, d.c. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning, kendis. good morning, eva. so, donald trump first made a stop in ohio to meet with families and victims of those impacted by the attack at ohio state university last week, and then he headed to iowa for the latest stop on his victory tour. in des moines president-elect donald trump was back to business announcing governor terry branstad as his ambassador to china. mr. trump also announced fast food executive andrew puzder as his pick for secretary of labor. puzder's company own hardee's and carl's jr. best known for these racy ads. >> grass-fed beef. >> reporter: puzder is a millionaire, one of nine millionaires and billionaires named to his cabinet so for and
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expanding overtime eligibility to millions of americans. but in iowa donald trump appealing to middle america, promising to eliminate every single regulation that hurts our farmers, our workers and small business. >> regulations, by the way, will be cut down to a fraction of what they are now. >> reporter: this as democrats are still preparing for a tough nomination fight for some of trump's picks including oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt, a climate change denier for head of the epa. >> with control of epa, pruitt could do immense damage to the air our children breathe and the water they drink. >> reporter: and, meanwhile, as we wait to learn more about mr. trump's business interests on december 15th, we are learning he'll remain an executive producer for "celebrity apprentice." a spokeswoman for trump says he has a big stake in that reality tv show that starts a new season next month. kendis and eva. >> and, of course, donald trump takes over 41 days from today in
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janai, thank you. well, a fond farewell for minority leader harry reid retiring after 30 years in the senate. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle paid tribute to the soft-spoken 77-year-old from nevada. reid spoke for over an hour on the senate floor reflecting on pushing through the economic stimulus and the president's signature health care bill, which he warned republicans against repealing. hillary clinton was among those paying tribute to reid praising him as a fighter as she made her first visit to capitol hill since losing the election. clinton used the occasion to joke about how she's been passing her time. >> this is not exactly the speech at the capitol i hoped to be giving after the election, but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, i thought it would be a good idea to come out. >> clinton also addressed the much more serious subject of
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she herself has been the target of. she warned that it had real world consequences, and she called on both parties to do something about it. now to some breaking news overnight from afghanistan, defense secretary ash carter arriving there on a surprise visit. carter's meeting with u.s. commanders, as well as some of the 10,000 american troops who are still there. he will also meet with afghanistan's president. this is presumably carter's last trip to afghanistan before handing over responsibilities to and there are some conflicting reports about fighting in the city of aleppo, syria. residents and rebels say that fighting hasn't let up. that's despite claims by a russian diplomat that syrian government forces suspended their operations last night. abc's alex marquardt has been in aleppo this week. he's witnessed advances by syrian troops and no halt in that fighting. >> reporter: the government forces have regained most of the territory that the rebels
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can see and hear, the fight for this city is very much taking place right in its heart. >> and we should point out that alex is doing fine. he is safe. a break in the fighting was intended to allow up to 8,000 residents of aleppo to leave the city. hundreds of people wounded this week in an attack on a hospital are also waiting to be moved out. and glowing tributes are being offered for former astronaut and senator john glenn. he rocketed to fame in 1962 becoming the first american to orbit the earth. >> now, later glenn served as a senator from ohio for 24 years. he was part of a shuttle mission in 1998, which made him the oldest person ever in space. and glenn died yesterday at the age of 95. president obama saying, "john always had the right stuff inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts who will take us to mars and beyond, not just to visit but to stay," and donald trump tweeting "he was a hero and inspired generations of
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>> and he will be buried at arlington national cemetery, of course, in the d.c. area. the new rules considered about making phone calls on airplanes. and lawyers in the dylann roof trial asking for a mistrial after the church shooting suspect's mother collapses in court. >> plus, the new photos released from the scene. and the school bus packed with students hitting several cars. this morning, the driver is explaining what happened. the holidays should bring joy. so why are you still putting up with complicated cash back cards? some cards limit where you earn bonus cash back to places they choose... then they change those places every few months. quicksilver keeps it simple. with quicksilver you always earn unlimited
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board. fortunately no one injured but some of those cars may actually be totaled. the driver says the bus malfunctioned as he turned the corner. the company says the vehicle was inspected the day before. an update on that deadly shoot-out in georgia and the all-out manhunt that followed. the second officer who was hit by gunfire has died. surgeons were unable to save officer jody smith after a gunman opened fire on him and his best friend. officer nicholas smarr who died at the scene. took off after that shoot-out. a s.w.a.t. team finally tracked him down inside a home where he had been hiding. they say he took his own life. four of the biggest retailers in the country are being accused of deceiving their customers. the los angeles city attorney's office says jcpenney, sears, kohl's and macy's falsely advertise high regular prices for merchandise and then offer the goods at sale prices. that's against california law, of course, unless the products
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the transportation department is now considering whether to allow the use of personal phones during airline flights using wi-fi instead of cellular data. d.o.t. is soliciting comments and if it adopts the rule it would be up to each airline whether to permit the calls and the airlines could have to tell passengers that calls are allowed when they make their reservations. >> we'll never be able to get away from our phones. >> let's hope. the british royals have posed for a new formal photograph. your eye is drawn to the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton as it always is but you notice there she's the only splash of color in this picture. take a close look at her tiara. >> yeah. >> that's one of princess diana's favorites. the one she wore at her wedding. >> so now she has a wedding ring from princess diana and now the tiara. >> she looks stunning. >> they all look stunning. when we come back the
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this is an unusual sight in portland, oregon. snow, several inches fell in the city yesterday with rain on top of that overnight. it'll be pretty dangerous commute. icy roads blamed for two 235i9al crashes there. > northwest and northern california will be wet and slippery this morning. you've been warned. drivers should also be careful around the great lakes, particularly in ohio and new york. if you're flying airport delays are most likely due to weather in san francisco. well, this morning, new questions emerging over the police shooting of a nevada teenager who was threatening classmates with a knife. >> that 14-year-old is in critical condition this morning. school officials are praising the officer's quick response saying he averted what could
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situation. but the boy's lawyer says the officer had other options and the boy's family says he was merely defending himself against school bullies. we're learning new details from the death penalty trial of self-proclaimed white supremacist dylann roof including that his mother suffered a heart attack in the courtroom during opening statements. on day two of that trial, jurors saw graphic images from the scene where roof has admitted shooting nine black people to death. among those images that we can walls and scattered shell casings. for the first time ever heroin and prescription drug overdoses killed more americans last year than gun violence. federal health officials say more than 50,000 americans died of opioid abuse in 2015. an increase of 11% in just one year. gun deaths were also up last year but not as high as fatal overdoses. two formerly conjoined sisters are recovering from
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2-year-old eva and erika sandoval were born joined from the chest down sharing several organs. a team of 50 has separated them during a 17-hour surgery. the girls are in stable condition and could be in intensive care for up to two weeks. annan mate in brazil still in custody after a complete failure of an escape attempt. there he is, check him out. stuck in his cell's small little i don't know how he thought he was going to make it through. that guy prepared for his attempt. rubbing sunflower oil all himself in hopes he would slide out. look at his little purple shorts there. that didn't work out for him so well. he was apparently in some pain. he was crying, begging the guards to actually help him back into his cell. >> what he did wrong is the key is baby oil. not sunflower oil, lather yourself. >> not slippery enough. okay, let's get some sports
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in the nfl. we got some highlights from our friends at espn. >> good morning, america. welcome in to "sportscenter." i'm lisa kerney. he is john anderson. a two-headed monster atop the afc west. >> one clearly sticking their neck out. kansas city and oakland. good them on the home turf on this one. slow start for kansas city, no points down 3-0 and says, go long. he threw it to him, 7-3 and kicking at 14-3. and then there's tyreik hill again. he's receiving, now he's running and you see a lot of chasing. there's no catching. hill, 78 yard, second touchdown of the game, the chiefs win it 21-13. three scores in the second period and take over first in the afc west. hey, he's good.
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starters. golden state took advantage in the first. steph, corner three, making up for his night against the clips where he was 0 hire fer. a foul and warriors went on a run in the first. kevin durant had a monster game, a double-double, 21 points, 11 boards in transition. i'll take that. dubs win it 106-99. as i mentioned they're good. >> the most wins in the season. start the watch. >> that's right. >> good morning, america. well, up next in "the pulse," rock star and great-grandfather, mick jagger celebrating the birth of his own son. why this weekend is prime time to get dumped or dump
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your friday "pulse" starting with congratulations and good luck in order for mick jagger, becoming a dad again at 73. >> he's not even going to be there for the tough years. this is baby number 8 for the ro rolling stones' front man. melanie hamrick and child both doing fine. they have no plans to marry or even live together. >> maybe they'll have more kids. so, jagger's other children range in age from he's already a great-grandfather. so if you're having any problems with your significant other, cancel your plans for this sunday, lock yourself in a windowless room and stay off the internet. >> and put your phone away. >> yes. >> don't get on the phone. statisticians who study facebook say two weeks before christmas is the most common day to get dumped and in case you're wondering that's this sunday. >> apparently something the stress of the holidays may be a
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peak on december 11th. i think the contrary, the stress of trying to get out of paying for a present. >> ah. >> why you do it. >> unsure, get rid of him. >> exactly. recently widowed man has recovered a precious token of his 42-year marriage. one he thought was gone forever. >> the owners of a new jersey christmas tree farm found a distinctive ring in their field with an encryption that said to david love nancy and had a wedding date and posted the information online and that led to david penner who says he lost the ring at that farm between 15 and 18 years ago. penner calls the discovery a miracle. >> i lost my wife in september and so, you know, a part of that whole experience is back on my finger. >> a message from heaven. >> he never replaced the ring saying there was no need because
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he's thrilled to have it back. what's shaping up to be the party of the year in mexico started with this, parents inviting friends to their daughter's 15th birthday party. >> it went viral. more than 4 million views and get this, over a million rsvps then the memes started. >> some working on special vip passes ticket master selling tickets to ruby fac ruby's party. more news after this. pay stubs and bank statements to refinance your home. or you could push that button. sfx: rocket launching. cockpit sounds. skip the bank, skip the paperwork, and go completely online. securely share your financial info and confidently get an accurate mortgage solution in minutes. lift the burden of getting a home loan
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checking our top stories, donald trump will be back on the road today after thanking supporters in iowa. this time he'll head over to michigan as he mulls over his final cabinet picks including secretary of state. >> well, the current defense secretary ash carter met with u.s. commanders and troops on a surprise visit to afghanistan. the stop is likely to be carter's last visit there before handof to the trump administration. the great lakes region getting buried in lake-effect snow created when cold air moves across large bodies of warmer lake water. the heavy snow and whiteouts are closing roads and causing many accidents. rain and snow in the northwest in california extending into the western mountains with arctic temperatures in the nation's midsection. even south florida and hawaii will get rain but 63 in tampa. no reason to complain there.
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magazine's decision to make donald trump person of the year provided a lot of material for the late night comics. >> here now your "friday funnies." >> donald trump was named "time's" person of the year. what? unless, unless jill stein demands a recount. >> he is the person of the year which is a big deal because this might be one of our last years. >> let's face it, trump dominated the news this year. the only person who came close was hillary clinton who sadly had to settle for the cover of "upstate woods wanderer." >> hillary clinton was named runner-up and when she heard hillary hiked so far into the woods she's now living with brahms stark. >> hoping to win a mug that says world's best grandma. >> check out trump on "time's" cover. i don't understand why he
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it looks like they snuck up on him to take the photo. don't think i didn't notice you put the devil's horns right on his head. >> he's come a long way from his first "time" magazine cover an honor he received back in 1989 working as a magician in atlantic city. >> "time's" person of the year is quite an honor unless you're named person of the year in the year when zika broke out, the earth was the hottest it's ever david bowie died. syria exploded and brexit happened, congratulations, you're the face of the worst year ever. >> congratulations to donald trump and to the photographer who got him to sit still and not tweet for 30 seconds. that's the guy who should be person of the year this year. >> saw a lot of those jokes coming. they had fun with it. >> you might as well, right. that's what's making news in america this morning. do stick around for "good
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at and make it a great friday and a better tim: overnight a deputy in sheboygan county trapped in her vehicle after a crash. what we're learning about the crash and where it tied up traffic early this morning. melinda: and summerfest set to make another announcement today. the details we learned overnight about who's joining the lineup at the big gig next summer. tim: plus, a cold start this morning. there's snow in the forecast when you may see flakes start to fall in your area. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm tim elliott. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. ben has the day off. it's 4:30 on this friday, december 9th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in the weather center.


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