It's Friday, June 20 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: Showers will move out of the area later this morning with some partial clearing possible in the afternoon. It will be a warm and humid end to the work week, with highs in the lower 80s. Full forecast
1. GOV. WALKER INVESTIGATION
Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide criminal scheme to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. The documents became public Thursday as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging an investigation that began in 2012. Full story
2. JANESVILLE HOMICIDE
Clayton Courtney is expected to be in court today accused of murdering his girlfriend, Britney Cross, six weeks ago. Janesville police arrested him yesterday. Investigators say blood on Courtney's pants matched with Cross's DNA. Police also think they have the murder weapon, but still don't have a motive. Full story
3. STORM DAMAGE ESTIMATES
Damage estimates from this week's storms in Dane County are topping $15 million. More than 250 homes were damaged, along with several businesses and public buildings. The county submitted estimates to the state, which then will decide whether to apply for federal aid. If the state asks for federal help, FEMA would then follow with its own assessment, that could take several weeks. Full story
4. NEW MADISON MUSIC VENUE
A new privately funded live music venue is coming to Madison by 2015, according to Frank Productions. Frank Productions announced plans Thursday to build the venue in the 1000 north block of East Washington Avenue. Full story
In national news...
1. DONALD STERLING
Yet another recording: Donald Sterling should just stay away from phones. Everyone keeps recording him - and using it against him. In the latest incident, his wife's lawyers allege the LA Clippers owner left threatening voice mails for two doctors who certified him as mentally unfit. The physicians are witnesses in a probate court trial next month to address a dispute with his wife on selling the basketball team. Sterling got into this whole mess over yet another recording. Full story
2. ANTHRAX EXPOSURE?
Health scare: About 75 employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to anthrax, officials say. Anthrax emerged in World War I as a biological weapon. Full story
3. MASSACHUSETTS WAGE
Record raise in minimum wage: Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 - the highest nationwide. Gov. Deval Patrick received the bill yesterday, and is expected to sign it into law soon. Full story
4. IRAQ ISIS THREAT
Just how bad is it?: The jihad group's battlefield successes make it look extremely fierce. But the White House wants to find out just how fierce by deploying 300 military advisers to Iraq to assess the might of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Full story
5. IRAQ UNDER SIEGE
Tense capital: As Islamist militants battle Iraqi security forces for control of towns and cities near Baghdad, the capital has the tense feel of a city under siege. Police and military roam the streets, and checkpoints appear to pop up overnight. Full story