It's Tuesday, Aug. 26 and here is your day ahead:

In local news...

WEATHER: There will still be a slight chance for a few showers and thunderstorms this morning along with patchy fog. Skies will be partly sunny this afternoon with highs around 80. It will turn less humid this afternoon as well. Full forecast 


A federal appeals court will hear arguments today in Wisconsin's gay marriage ban. Monday, buses from Milwaukee to Madison to Indianapolis, filled with gay marriage supporters, made their way to Chicago, where the case is being heard. This morning's hearing combines Wisconsin and Indiana's appeals. Gay marriage bans in both states were ruled unconstitutional in June. More on this story


Andy Steele Funeral services are set Friday for the two sisters shot and killed in Fitchburg last weekend. They'll be held Friday in Stillwater, Minn. for Ashlee Steele and her sister Kacee Tollefsbol. Ashlee's husband, Andy Steele has been arrested in connection to the shooting. Fitchburg police are recommending charges of first-degree intentional homicide. Steele is in a Milwaukee-area medical facility, but the Dane County DA is working on a court appearance, with the location being decided this morning. More on this story


Dominic Cizauskas The former UW football recruit convicted of third-degree sexual assault has been sentenced to a year in county jail . A jury found Dominic Cizauskas guilty in June. He's accused of assaulting a UW student in a dorm last December while on a recruiting trip. He's been banned from the UW campus and faces up to 10 years in prison. More on this story


Wisconsin Scaryland A haunted house scheduled to open in late September outside the town of Westport might not make it to Halloween season, if a town board gets its way. Scaryland is a haunted house with a story line based in part on a hospital for wounded veterans, and some area residents have voiced their opposition to the idea. Ultimately, the board voted to recommend against zoning for the house. More on this story


Intern Its the annual list that may make you feel old. Beloit college has released this year's Mindset List today. The list outlines the lives of the college class of 2018. Such as, associating wire-rimmed glass with Harry Potter versus John Lennon. And never having used Netscape as a web browser. The list has been compiled every year 1998 by Ron Nief and Tom McBride. More on this story

In national news...


Syria ready to cooperate:

The United States could open up a new front against ISIS. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria, a U.S. official told CNN. This comes as ISIS fighters seized control of a strategically important air base in the country. The Syrian regime says it's ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight "terrorists." Senior U.S. defense officials said last week that they hadn't ruled out extending airstrikes against ISIS into Syria. Airstrikes against the Islamist extremist group in Iraq have reversed some of its gains there. More on this story



Breaking Bad cast 2014 Emmys "Breaking Bad" wins best drama; its stars also win awards. "Modern Family" wins best comedy series. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" wins an Emmy for the fourth time. "American Horror Story" and "Sherlock" take home multiple awards. And Billy Crystal gives a heartfelt tribute to friend Robin Williams. More on this story


Something new:

Could a newly released audio recording give more clues about what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man's attorney told CNN. In the recording, a quick series of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then another quick succession of shots. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the tape and has asked the FBI for confirmation of its interview with the man who made the recording. More on this story


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