tv 12 News This Morning 430 ABC November 24, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST
but it will all make for a great holiday, won't it? [captioning made possible by wisn-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: now on "wisn 12 news ." ben: while millions of people get ready for black friday shopping, some local families are asking people not to spend money. the message they want to send by having shoppers stay home. melinda: many people will be enjoying a drink for thanksgiving. how police are making sure that drivers stay safe this holiday weekend. ben: but first, we're on weather watch. what to expect this thanksgiving and the areas that could see snow over the holiday weekend. good morning and welcome to wisn 12 news this morning. i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in the weather center.
anywhere across the state, travel conditions look phenomenal. a sunglasses will be optional and i do not think you will have wipers going today. in the pavement looks like it dried out overnight. the clouds above downtown milwaukee. 39 degrees currently north-northwest breeze. it should ease up today and the th for travel and the highs cap out in the lower 40's. we will look for smaller chances of rain and snow on friday in a human it. ben: sash melinda: 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. ben: another death after a school bus crash in chattanooga, tennessee. police say six children have died because of the crash. the bus driver johnthony walker
other charges. police say he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. police say the bus was going too fast and veered off the road and crashed into a tree. the ceo of the bus company has made a video statement. >> i found myself staring at one of my children as they slept. i cannot fathom the anguish of the parents whose children's were involved in this horrific accident and involved in ben: investigators say the road where the crash happened was not part of the bus' usual route. melinda: new from overnight. dozens of people killed in china when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site. it happened early this morning. officials say 40 people were killed in fengcheng in eastern china. more people may be trapped in the debris. crews were working on a power plant cooling tower when one of the platforms collapsed. new from overnight. officers in michigan lined up
honor an officer who died. they escorted his body from the hospital to the medical examiner's office. the officer was shot on tuesday while patroling at wayne state university in detroit. police say they have arrested a suspect, but have not filed any charges yet. ben: five months after a wauwatosa officer shot and killed jay anderson his family is demanding answers. wisn 12 news' christina palladino reports they want the community to use their dollars to speak out and hold the police department responsible. >> christina: on the eve of thanksgiving, the family of jay anderson jr and their supporters demand to speak with the police chief of wauwatosa in the front lobby of the department. >> what we're looking for is answers. what we are looking for is justice. what we're looking for is someone to tell us why they can't release the dash cam footage. christina: the family was told the chief was not there. the 24-year-old was shot and killed by a wauwatosa police officer in june while sleeping
park. the family says they have been given different stories by wauwatosa police and the district attorney's office for months. there is a 20-second clip of dash camera video from the officer's squad of the incident, but it has not been released. put -- >> put this video out. wisconsin needs to see this video. christina: recently the family released graphic photos from the crime scene to keep this case in the headlines. avoid spending money at wauwatosa businesses like mayfair mall and the mayfair collection to send a message. >> they can avoid the boycott if they just release the videos. ben: christina palladino reporting. the family tells us they're organizing black friday protests at mayfair mall and at other stores in the area. melinda: another family calling for a black friday boycott. the family of dontre hamilton is asking people to reconsider where they spend money this holiday season. the activists want people to spend money within the african-american community.
boycott last year as well. hamilton was shot and killed by a milwaukee officer in red arrow park. ben: millions of people are traveling for the holidays, although there may not be many cars on the road right now, as we look downtown there is. it's also a big weekend for drinking. law enforcement across the state and country are cracking down on driving under the influence. dozens of different agencies took part in a roll call before hitting the streets. wisn 12 news rode along with the owi task force. police say the night before thanksgiving is one of the biggest nights for drunk driving along with saint patrick's day and new year's eve. >> bad enough as it is, it is give thanks to alcohol night. it's when people come home from college and family meets and they go out or get together at home and then they travel out and they are basically drinking and driving. ben: officers say the best thing to do if you've had too much to drink is to call a cab and come back for your car later.
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jeremy: happy thanksgiving. let's scan the skies. he can expect a dry roads and some clouds. travel forecast looks green come a definite go today. tomorrow, in the yellow with maybe some damp pavement. could be a or snow shower have a dry out saturday and sunday. hour-by-hour forecast today we see 30's this morning. above freezing. we will jump to about 43 degrees. we will talk more about the forecast through saturday and sunday coming up. melinda: new this morning how , long would you wait for a pie? ben: i should just let you read this whole story. melinda: i used to do this all the time.
for more than an hour to buy their holiday pies. this is the line outside of where? melinda: it is flying saucer pie company in my hometown of houston. mr. bill -- he died, but he was the owner. ben: rest in peace, mr. bill. as you can see, the line stretched around the block. their pies were flying off the shelves. the store had to close early around 6:00 p.m. yesterday because they ran out of sweets. melinda: like fruit pies and stuff, so you can get apple -- but the cream pies. ben: they have to be pretty good. melinda: somebody stuck their foot in it. it is so good. ben: right now, turkey experts are standing by to answer your questions. melinda: it's the annual butterball turkey talk-line. and this year for the first time you can text your questions. the hot line is open 24-7 for phone calls and texts.
thanksgiving dinner. that happens sometimes. ben: and they are open 20 47 which is nice if you are up super early. melinda: exactly. new this morning. a woman forgets her photo i.d. and tries to use something else to get into a bar. ben: police in massachusetts say she handed over a slice of pizza to the bouncer. she apparently thought that would be a good substitute for an id. the bouncer didn't agree he wouldn't let her in. that's when she slapped him. it too much of what they were selling inside the bar to begin with. police got involved and warned the woman to stay away from the bar. don't use pizza as an id. melinda: sometimes i would keep it as a chore or something. ben: news time is 4:41. getting the best deal. melinda: the black friday apps that could help you save even more money this holiday season. and how to avoid phony deals. ben: plus, it's a presidential tradition. this morning two turkeys are still gobbling thanks to
announcer: leading the way with important local coverage. you're watching "wisn 12 news this morning." jeremy: happy thanksgiving. we take a look outside the weather window, great news in the or cast. we stay dry and we will have clouds across the badger state that will keep temperatures uniform and really not all that chile. 30's statewide, one of the colder pockets in rhinelander we are snowed out in southeastern wisconsin. the forecast shaping up like this today. upper 30's to lower 40's. we will highlight the forecast for sunday later on in this segment. melinda: once the plates have been cleared from the thanksgiving table, many of you will be heading out to get
it's the biggest shopping time of the year, but are you really ready? mary maloney has some things you need to know before hitting the stores. mary: black friday deals can make these long lines worth it. this year, the national retail federation estimates more than 137 million people plan to shop during thanksgiving weekend. from gray thursday through black friday and into sunday. that's more people than last year. but before you venture out, be prepared. set a budget and stick to it, have a place for your receipts, keep your phone charged, and do apps can help save you cash and keep you focused in stores. try black friday 2016. appropriate name, right? it shows you doorbusters from big retailers. so you know where to go, when. if you're heading to the mall, try shopular. it uses your location to send you coupons for nearby stores. it can also keep all your deals and codes in one place, so you're not fumbling at the checkout line. flipp is like your own personal
place. shopsavvy has a handy barcode scanner so you can compare prices online from different stores. it also looks for cash back offers. when you start shopping, try to stay calm and have fun. for consumer watch, i'm mary moloney. melinda: stay calm. ben: stay calm, everybody. many stores aren't waiting for friday to open up. outlets in pleasant prairie and johnson creek will be open later today from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m, then they'll open again on friday morning at 6:00. mayfair mall will be open from 6:00 tonight until midnight, then open up friday at 6:00 a.m. j.c. penney is open, too, starting at 3:00 p.m. and giveaways start at 6:00 a.m. on friday. melinda: got it all? ben: are you taking notes? melinda: later today runners will be at miller park for the fifth annual drumstick dash. it's a 5k sponsored by sendik's. runners will be dressed up in thanksgiving day costumes. there will probably be a lot of
the drumstick dash mascot dash -- do you see that guy right there, he will hand out prizes to the top 5 finishers. ben: and in watertown, the run turkey run is happening later today. more than 950 people took part in the 5k last year. it's been going on for 5 years and in that time $45,000 has been donated to local charities. melinda: a six-year-old boy organizes a toy drive after spending time at children's hospital. we told you about cody struble last week. you cannot really see him because of all the toys. the toys are rolling in. cody's mom sent this photo showing some of the donations. cody told his mom he wanted to give back and help the other kids at children's. it's called cody's toys for children's hospital. we have information on how to donate on our website, wisn.com. and thank you to everyone who called into our food for families phone bank this week. ben: a huge thank you and with your help we had a
than $160,000. that passed last year's total by $57,000. the volunteers were busy. we had people from wells fargo, a lot of great companies helping us out. the money goes to help feed families this holiday season. a lot of food went out yesterday and will go out again today to food pantries around time. melinda: and it is pretty much ca weather department. ben: jeremy is going home. jeremy: people are up early if they are serving around midday they are getting started early. if you have travel plans on black friday, headed to the shopping mall or one love the local businesses early, could be a brief rain or snow shower. it looks great for saturday and sunday.
thanksgiving -- a long time ago it was four degrees below zero. we had a morning low of 20 degrees. we have had snow on thanksgiving back in 1947 of three and a half inches. no snow in the forecast today and no reciprocation anywhere in the state once we get through the next couple hours. 34 degrees west-northwest breeze at 14. a chill in the air early this morning and when we get a little later in the day the wind will ease up. mid-to-upper 40's across the area. 39 from port washington to downtown milwaukee. 38 currently in kenosha. low 40's across the area, the clouds -- we will not be able to shake those. a west breeze at 6-13. lots of cloud cover today.
try to sneak across the mississippi river that will fade as it approaches southeastern wisconsin. temperatures will stay above freezing. any moisture that falls means a little bit of damp payment. 41 degrees as we move through the forecast at how about 50's and there. we watch for rain and maybe wind entry in the forecast monday and tuesday. do not forget the winter forecast on wisn.com released last night. melinda: americans will be enjoying plenty of turkey today, but not right now. it is in the oven still. this is a look at 43 mid hope road, 10 minutes 94 eastbound -- now americans will be enjoying plenty of turkey today, but at least two birds won't be served
he upheld a tradition that's been going on for decades the turkey pardon. abc's janai norman has more. president obama letting the bad cash janai: president obama letting the bad puns fly. president obama: this is the last time i'm doing this, so we're not leaving any room for leftovers. janai: even in the absence of first daughters, sasha and malia, the annual turkey pardon was stuffed full of dad jokes. president established another tradition. embarrassing my daughters with a cornycopia of dad jokes about turkeys. no way i'm cutting this habit cold turkey. janai: the president joined in the rose garden this year by his nephews, austin and aaron, saying his daughters had a scheduling conflict or something. president obama: actually, they just couldn't take my jokes anymore. they were fed up. janai: over the last 8 years, the tradition has been a lighthearted start to the
the president making the turkey pardon into more of a showcase of his punny dad jokes. president obama: time flies even if turkeys don't. janai: this year, the two lucky turkeys spared from the dinner table tater and tot. president obama he's kind of : like the vice turkey, we're working on getting him some aviator glasses. janai: president obama poking fun at vice president joe biden and giving a nod to those cut. president obama who didn't get : to ride the gravy train to freedom and prove they weren't chicken. janai: turning almost somber the president giving a goodbye of sorts. reflecting over his presidency, and thanking the american people, before getting back to the puns. president obama: everyone knows thanksgiving traffic can put in a fowl mood.
president obama: congratulations. janai: those two turkeys will live out their days a facility called gobbler's rest at virginia tech, which even the president admitted was a little hokey. janai norman, abc news, new york . ben: new this morning. a thief taken down by a jar of cider. a couple in washington state says they caught the suspect trying to raid their car. they decided to chase him down. the man is a former college track athlete so he had no problem keeping up with the suspect. his wife was still holding onto a bottle of martinelli's cider when they caught up to him. >> at what point did you feel it was necessary to clobber this guy with the martinelli's? >> as soon as he pulled the gun on my husband. he had the pistol in his face, probably three inches from his face. ben: it was really a b.b. gun. police say the suspect's backpack was full of things stolen from other cars. the couple says in hindsight they probably shouldn't have
melinda: welcome back. thanksgiving often means big eating, but health officials are encouraging americans to stuff the bird not themselves. ben: the average american eats more than 4500 calories for their holiday meal and that doesn't include appetizers and drinks. to avoid the heavy-fat calorie binge, researchers suggest cooks use lower calorie ingredients when preparing holiday meals. appetizers made of fresh fruit and veggies also help cut-back on calories. best of luck. melinda: no kidding, that is not going to happen. if you feel like taking a nap after your big thanksgiving meal, don't blame the turkey. tryptophan is an amino acid found in turkey that the body needs to make melatonin, which is associated with good sleep, but turkey doesn't contain any more tryptophan than other poultry and actually has less than chicken. experts have another theory for
it's more likely an overload of carbs found in roles, potatoes, buttery potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, dressing, that stuff. ben: and that is part of the day. melinda: crucial. it's part of the deal. ben: while most people will be giving thanks with family and friends, others will spend the day with their co-workers. like melinda and i. career builder surveyed more than 3300 people. 28% said they would be spending thanksgiving day at work. that's up from last year. the survey found health care industry workers will most likely be on the job today. followed by broadcast professionals. melinda: that is not true, but it is true. pay close attention to your thanksgiving table. heinz is recalling about 5000 pounds of gravy. the usda says jars of bistro au jus gravy are incorrectly labeled as pork gravy. the product also contains milk and soy,
no one has reported getting sick after consuming the gravy, but if you do have one of these boxes, food safety officials say it's better to throw it away. the news continues right now. announcer: now on "wisn 12 news ." ben: welcome this morning, i am ben wegner. melinda: and i am melinda davenport. coming up, a group of volunt dakota. why they say they felt a call to help pipeline protesters there. ben: and later, many people are traveling this holiday weekend. the groups teaming up in our area to make sure you get to your destination safely. first, meteorologist jeremy nelson has a look at the all-important holiday forecast. jeremy: good thanksgiving morning. happy thanksgiving if you are traveling for today. we dry things out across the badger state.