It's Tuesday, August 12 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: It will be cooler and less humid with highs reaching the mid 70s. Full forecast
1. POLLS OPEN FOR FALL PRIMARY
A three-way race for attorney general topped the ticket for Democrats on Tuesday in Wisconsin's statewide primary, with most of the biggest battles — including a competitive race for governor — still to come this fall. Read more and check Channel3000.com tonight for election results after the polls close.
2.BODY FOUND IN MOBILE HOME FIRE
A body was discovered in a mobile home fire in the town of Dell Prairie on Sunday, according to a release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters were called to 617 South Golden Court at 3:25 a.m. for a report of a mobile home on fire. Emergency responders said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.
3. POLICE, FAMILY LOOK FOR MISSING TEEN
Madison police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen more than a week ago. Flodejhia P. Burnett goes by the nickname “Dee Dee,” and was last seen on the night of Aug. 3 in the 2000 block of Northport Drive. Police said she had been staying with a relative and left the home between 8 and 9 p.m.
4. WINDSOR MAN KILLED IN CAR VERSUS DUMP TRUCK CRASH
A crash involving a car and a dump truck has killed one person and closed Highway 19 for more than three hours, according to Dane County Sheriff's Office. The crash occurred at Highway 19 and River Road, just west of Interstate 39/90. The crash was reported at 10:15 a.m. Monday.
In national news...
ROBIN WILLIAMS' DEATH
A doctor, a genie and everything in between:
The world lost a comic icon yesterday, his death sudden and unexpected. Robin Williams, who left a lasting impression on both young and old in numerous memorable turns, apparently took his own life, law enforcement officials said. In public and in his movie roles, he was irreverent, he was quirky, he had a motor mouth. In private, he battled demons. He made at least two trips to drug rehab, including a visit this summer. He was 63.
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien -- but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit."
-- President Barack Obama
MISSOURI TEEN SHOOTING
Violence flares again:
Yesterday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. But the 18-year-old was shot dead by a cop over the weekend. And since then, the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has been a racially charged tinderbox. Residents say the African-American teen was unarmed and surrendering when the officer opened fire. Cops say he attacked the officer and tried to take his gun. A Sunday vigil devolved into violence and looting. And then last night, cops fired tear gas to disperse a crowd. The feds have opened an inquiry, with Attorney General Eric Holder saying the shooting "deserves a fulsome review."