It's Tuesday, July 29 and here is your day ahead:

In local news...

WEATHER: Partly sunny today with a chance for showers throughout the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s  Full forecast 


MG&E wants to raise certain rates, saying they want to get everyone paying equally for their power. The company wants to nearly double the fixed amount for electricity, from $10 to $19 in 2015. The rate we're charged for electricity per killowatt hour would be reduced by a cent. But some say that kind of billing would deter people from investing in solar panels since using less energy wouldn't be as cost effective. More on this story


Gov. Walker says he'd support a measure that would ensure state tax dollars didn't go to companies that outsource jobs. Rep. Peter Barca proposed legislation that would require companies to say they wouldn't do a project without state money, and to report back if circumstances change that they may start outsourcing. More on this story


Testimony continues today for the woman accused of kidnapping a 5-day-old Kayden Powell from a Town of Beloit home. Kristen Smith could face life in prison in connection to the February kidnapping that left the baby outside an Iowa gas station. More on this story


He needed a little liquid courage for the stunt that went viral on social media and now he's facing two big fines. Steven Hoeg, 25, videotaped himself jumping off the Monona Terrace and into the lake. He now has to pay $732 in fines. Madison police say Hoeg was mailed citations for trespassing and drinking alcohol on public property. More on this story


The Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Lottery are teaming up to give some fans the ultimate fan experience. For the fifth year, the Packers will offer special game day prizes. They will offer $1, $2, and $3 tickets for a grand prize of two champions club season tickets and a home playoff game during the 2015 season. There is also a cash prize available of up to $45,000.

In national news...


The battle heats up:

Three weeks into the Gaza conflict, fighting is intensifying, the death toll is climbing and Israel has warned its citizens to be ready for a prolonged battle. Efforts to bring about a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Hamas have failed to gain traction, despite calls from world leaders. Israeli airstrikes and artillery rained down on Gaza early Tuesday as the Palestinian death toll rose above 1,100, according to health authorities. The Israeli military reported that 10 of its soldiers were killed Monday. More on this story


Accused of violations:

The United States has accused Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said. "This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now," a senior State Department official said yesterday. President Barack Obama has written his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a letter about the matter. More on this story


Fighting blocks way:

International investigators and observers were again prevented from reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Tuesday by fierce fighting in the area between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces. The 50-person team of Dutch and Australian experts, accompanied by monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, was also forced to abandon its attempts to reach the site Sunday and Monday. More on this story


Killer disease:

Two American health care workers are among those infected with Ebola in Western Africa. Both are receiving treatment. Health officials in the region are having a tough time getting a handle on the outbreak. Liberia has closed its border to try to suppress it. As of July 20, the World Health Organization had confirmed 224 cases of Ebola in Liberia, including 127 deaths. Overall, Ebola has killed at least 660 people in West Africa. There were 45 new cases reported in the region between July 18 and July 20. More on this story