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9 elk horn. 10 at the airport. 9 port washington. windchills are hoovering below zero at this time. the windchills are holding 10 maybe 15 degrees below zero for much of the day. the winds are going to pick up. a few clouds near the illinois border for today. we are going to look at a couple of clouds this morning. otherwise it is a sunny sky and we are windy and cold. highs up to 14 chills most of the day. yes, windchill advisory tonight and that is where we get more information from jeremy nelson. jeremy: good morning, sal. we are in the third ward along the river. you talked about cold this morning. we are feeling the biting breeze here. we have just single digits above zero and factor in the wind over
us nasty windchills. we look in the distance to the gas light building, the flame is flickering and that is a forecast looking ahead to the possibility of the snow thursday night and friday and saturday. let's talk about the windchills. all kinds of layers are needed. we have single digits above and below zero. it is going to fluctuate this morning. now as we go through the next 24 hours, tonight and thursday morning, a windchill advisory for all of southeast wisconsin. frigid conditions, feels-like temperatures 15-25 degrees below
digits this morning. dress nice and warm. live in the third ward jeremy nelson and back to you. >> thank you, jeremy. adrienne: overnight, a driver lost control of his truck and ended up in extremely cold water in kenosha. tim, first and foremost, how's the driver? tim: the driver is safe. the truck ended up in a river near carthage college in kenosha. kenosha police say that the driver lost control then went over a snow embankment and into the river. that person was rescued from the river and taken to a hospital to be checked out because of the extremely cold water. our wisn 12 news crew was on the scene when a tow truck arrived on the scene. workers got into the cold water to hook up the truck and pull it out of the water. this morning we're told the driver is safe. ben: because of the extreme temperatures shelters are filling up. wisn 12 news' hillary mintz has
good morning, hillary. hillary? hillary: many homeless shelters in milwaukee are filled to capacity as people try to stay warm, but even though some are full, the county says people in need have some other options for dealing with the cold. bay view's tippecanoe presbyterian church is one shelter that's turning people away. wisn 12 news spoke to workers there, some of whom used to be homeless, so they understand the struggle of surviving in extreme cold. >> it's the worst place you could ever imagine, you spend all your energy trying to stay warm. hillary: the county says even though some shelters are full, there are other options. if you or someone you know are looking for a place to stay, you can get information by dialing 211. >> thank you, hillary. adrienne: we're expecting to get more information about fond du lac fire rescue's cold weather program tomorrow. in the meantime, we know fire crews will be handing out sleeping bags to homeless people in the area to help them keep warm.
also have sleeping bags on hand to give out when they see someone in need. ben: this morning milwaukee's four-inch parking rule has been canceled. the rule limits where drivers can park on the streets during snowstorms. it was in effect for about 48 hours this week so crews could see the snow. now, parking rules are back to normal. ben: when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. just download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or tablet. now here is ma the morning commute. good morning, matt. reporter: good morning, ben. you have time to let the vehicle warm up. the roads are quiet. things are looking pretty good.
that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. adrienne: president-elect donald trump stopped in wisconsin yesterday as part of his thank you tour. trump spoke to a crowd at state fair park in west allis. people waited hours to see the president-elect. wisconsin gop leaders, including governor scott walker, senator ron johnson and house speaker paul ryan joined trump. it's no secret trump and ryan had a rocky relationship during the election, some trump supporters even booed ryan last night. wisconsin's presidential recount was a big topic at the rally. >> i think it was worth it. what did they spend? three million? four million dollars for 131 votes? that's okay. tells you how important every single vote in america is, right? adrienne: trump gained 131 votes through the recount. ben: before he headed to wisconsin, trump drew a lot of attention and questions with his meetings yesterday, including rapper kanye west. tim, what did they talk about?
they are coming out with a new album. just kidding. west says that he's the one who requested a meeting with trump because he wanted to take a picture and discuss multicultural issues. that's what the rapper told reporters on his way out of trump tower. tmz released this photo of donald and ivanka trump with west. the president-elect said he and west have been friends for a long time. trump had other meetings yesterday too including with billionaire-philanthropist bill gates and nfl legends jim brown back to you. adrienne: milwaukee homeowners could end up paying out-of-pocket to replace old lead pipes. the common council approved a plan for homeowners to pay one-third of the cost of replacing the lead laterals. the average cost for a homeowner would be $1600 payable over ten years. that adds up to a few dollars a month. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:36. a christmas disaster avoided. ben: a truck full of christmas presents was nearly destroyed.
>> we are on weatherwatch 12 for the cold and snow potential. most of the locations between 5 and 11 degrees early this morning. the satellite and the radar, a few clouds near the illinois border. look at this beautiful shot. jeremy is live this morning and we look at the allen bradley 10 degrees at the the airport. first the cold, and then the snow. we dip below zero tonight and a windchill advisory tonight. the snow is rolling in for us friday afternoon and friday night. here is the windchill advisory covering all of southern wisconsin. 15-25-mile-per-hour winds and windchills 15-25 degrees below zero. >> thank you, sal. ben: new this morning, a deer wanders out onto an icy lake and has to be rescued.
jersey went out onto the ice to save the animal. they grabbed the deer's hind legs and dragged it to safety. the firemen were both wearing water suits and had ropes tied to them so they wouldn't get stuck just like the deer. they strategically went flat on the ice so they wouldn't break through. 15 people on the shore then pulled the men and the deer to safety. as soon as it was back on dry land, the deer ran off. >> clearly something they have practiced before. >> also new this morning, into a rescue mission. ben: witnesses say an airboat carrying seven people flipped over in the middle of alligator-infested waters. six of the passengers were tourists. the boat operator had reportedly turned the boat around to see an alligator in the water. at least three people were taken to a hospital, none of the gators attacked. ben: new this morning, a mail truck catches fire while making deliveries in north carolina. adrienne: the postal worker
pulling packages out of the truck. someone in the area rushed to help too. officials say the fire started in the engine and spread to the rest of the vehicle. firefighters got to the scene and put the fire out within minutes but they credited the mail carrier for saving all the packages. likely a lot of christmas presents on there. >> good for them. adrienne: wisn 12 news time is 5:42. ben: the movement that has students saying dude, be nice, and how teachers are helping pay it forward. adrienne: plus, a country legend helping out her hometown. the promise from dolly parton
elsewhere ranging from 4 degrees at beaver dam to 12 janesville and madison. the windchills coming in 5-10 degrees below zero for most. windchill advisories are kicking in tonight. in fact, ben, starting tonight at 9:00 for all of southern wisconsin and going until 10:00 tomorrow morning. we time out the snow for friday. that is coming up. >> thank you, sal. ben: while we're dealing w seeing record-breaking warm temperatures. because of that, ice and snow is melting. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration has been tracking changes in the arctic. according to noaa, there's a record low of ice and snow. that's affecting animals and plants that live in the arctic. >> now to a look at the morning commute. matt? >> if you are headed out, it is quiet on the roadways.
warm up. things are looking good on the d.o.t. cams. travel times are looking great. no crashes reported on the system right now. i will check back coming up in just a bit. back to you. >> thank you, matt. adrienne: new this morning, we're learning more about what happened just moments before someone shot two offer tim elliott is tracking the latest. tim. tim: the officers were shot after a traffic stop on monday night. now we're seeing body camera footage from one of those officers. the video shows one officer approaching a man. he had been pulled over while driving a stolen car. that suspect shot one officer under the arm and the other in the hand. police say they arrested the man
the suspect has been arrested more than 20 times in the last two years. back to you. adrienne: a tragic story out of florida. a toddler dies after getting hit by a train. the boy's babysitter is the hospital. it happened in pasco county near tampa. the sheriff says the adult babysitter was on a train bridge with the toddler, a four-year-old girl and another adult. when a train started coming, the friend grabbed the girl and jumped into the river below the brid. the babysitter and the child didn't get off in time. >> it's a tragedy. there is no other way to say it. there is a family that is suffering greatly right now. >> the train conductors weren't expecting anyone to be in this area up on those tracks, they were trespassing on those tracks and that's what csx is going to try to determine why they were out here. adrienne: criminal investigators are looking into the tragedy, but deputies say no one's facing charges right now. ben: right now, tennessee is
of a massive wildfire. the mayor of sevier county, tennessee says the death toll has now reached 14. officials say the fires burned more than 2400 buildings near gatlinburg. it all adds up to half a billion dollars in damage. two teenage boys are facing charges for arson. ben: country music legend dolly parton hosted a telethon last night benefiting people affected by the wildfires. parton is from the gatlinburg area and now owns the resort dollywood there. she performeon lauper, kenny rogers,reba mcentire and several other big names. parton has promised to give each family affected by the fire $1,000 a month for six months. he hopes to raise $13 million. her foundation has already raised nearly $500,000. >> she refers to it as a hand
she does in tennessee. here at home, we are keeping an eye on the cold, snow and cold. too early to attach the totals to the snow for friday night and saturday. until then, we deal with the cold. 10 degrees at the airport. the winds are southwest gisting up to 24 and windchill down to 7 ee the wsh advisory in effect tonight at 9:00 until tomorrow morning at 10:00. windchills 15-25 degrees below zero. we will bid farewell to the cold later in the day tomorrow as the storm system is getting organized. the arctic high pressure is influencing the weather. now to time line for thursday afternoon, we start to see the clouds coming back tomorrow afternoon.
temperatures will begin to climb later on thursday night and overnight into friday. we get into the teens. a little patchy snow and flurries. just a little warm air flurries. friday afternoon and friday night and saturday morning heavier. today sunny and cold. the sunrise 7:16. we are staying dry and sunny for the day. lows around 4 degrees below zero. tomorrow at lunchtime, mostly cloudy. that is a little patchy light snow that we get tomorrow night. we dry much of friday morning. this is friday at 12:30. through the afternoon and evening the snow is filling in for us and it is impacting the travel friday night and early saturday. for the cold today, tonight and
14 today. chills 10 below. the chills tonight bitter cold 15 #-25 degrees below zero. >> thank you, sal. ben: the suspect in the so-called pizza-gate now facing federal charges. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is following the latest developments. tim. tim: edgar maddison welch is accused of firing an assault rifle inside a washington dc restaurant. the restaurant is part of a bizarre conspiracy theory involving a child sex trafficking ring supposedly run this is a story that has no truth to it. welch is accused of traveling from north carolina to washington and then opening fire inside the restaurant. he was in court yesterday. prosecutors dropped local charges because of the new federal charges, which are much more serious. if welch is convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison.
store for using coupons. this is surveillance video from the store in memphis. this is crazy. the woman told police she was paying for her groceries using coupons when the man behind her got frustrated. he said she was taking too long. he started yelling at her and then grabbed the back of her neck and slammed her head into the grocery cart. now police are looking for the man in this video. ben: new this morning, students and teachers at a california high school are on a mission to be nice to each other. see the difference in the two stories here? students have started a club called dude be nice. dude. it's all about being nice, obviously, and letting people know they're appreciated. students have been posting videos telling others how they feel. even teachers have gotten in on it sharing kind words with the students who inspire them. >> sometimes i think about how tough school is now and how sometimes you can feel so alone and it's really helpful to have a teacher.
ben: the students who founded the club say their mission is to spread happiness and kindness on campus. they say even a small gesture can make someone's day. adrienne: an 11-year-old boy in virginia uses a skill he learned watching tv to save his friend's life. one of wayne norris's friends, a sixth grader, started choking on a slice of pizza during lunch. wayne had seen the heimlich maneuver on tv so he tried to help his friend stop choking. >> the principal saidh amazing. you saved a kid's life. >> he needs to dherish this moment for the rest of his life and be proud of what he did. because i am very proud. >> he doesn't want to be treated like a hero but wants to get back to normal. >> a local high school is facing threats. >> the police say they stopped an attack before it happened. the warning signs that lead them
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we know they just up the prices. >> wisn 12 news time now is just about 5:59. the news continues now. >> an it is a dangerously cold start to the morning, freezing temperatures across the area. good morning, thank you for being with us on "wisn 12 news this morning." >> we are on weatherwatch 12 for you. we have a latest on the conditions outside. we are starting with sally severson and what to expect this morning. >> early this morning the temperatures are showing up in the single digits and low teens. 12 the degrees at the airport. the winds are southwest at 13,
the windchills staying around 10 degrees below zero. deep cold in place, especially for later tonight and early tomorrow. there is a windchill advisory tonight. the temperatures moderate on thursday night and slight snow tomorrow night. high pressure influences the weather and keeping us sunny and dry today. windchills during the day ten below. colder tonight. here is jeremy nelson. jeremy: good morning. first thing you will notice when stepping out the door, bitter cold windchills. now the temperatures overnight have been in the single digits. now to a look at the rockwell automation temperature. when we arrived here this morning 4:45 a.m. that said 10 degrees above zero. there is a very thin veil of clouds moving in.