It's Wednesday, February 19 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: Another day of mild weather. Meteorologist Haddie McLean says expect partly sunny skies and highs approaching the 40s. Full forecast
1. SOLIDER SUSPENDED
The Wisconsin National Guard has suspended a solider who posted controversial photos to social media. Specialist Terry Harrison posted the photos of a training funeral to her Instagram account triggering an online uproar. She has been removed from the funeral honor guard, but is still being paid for her other full time duties. Full Story
2. BODY IDENTIFIED
An autopsy is scheduled today for a Lone Rock man found dead outside his home yesterday. Richard M. Calandra, 53, was found dead in a snowbank. Investigators said there are unusual circumstances surrounding his death, but that doesn't mean suspicious. Full Story
3. JOSHUA DRABEK TRIAL
The sexual assault trail for Joshua Drabek continues today. Prosecutors say Drabek sexually assaulted his step-sister, only known as SLC, starting at the age of 9. On Tuesday, SLC testified about being bullied by her brother and beaten with a wiffle ball bat. She said she feared if she told adults about the sexual abuse they would not believe her. The trial is set to continue through Feb. 28.
4. ELECTION DAY
Voters headed to the polls Tuesday for the spring primary. Voters in The Dells said taxing tourist is good for the economy, passing the Premier Resort Area Tax. Complete election day results can be found here.
In national news...
Down with the government:
In Ukraine, Thailand and Venezuela, protesters have taken to the streets calling for change. Their grievances are different. But the focus is the same: government.
Ukraine: At least 25 people were killed yesterday in the bloodiest day since the protests started in November. The protesters are ready to stand and fight again today. The president's dug in his heels as well. Last night, he issued this ultimatum to the protesters: Renounce the violence -- or pay the price.
Thailand: Protesters in Bangkok are demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. They allege she's a puppet of her billionaire brother, the deposed, exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Venezuela: Better security, an end to goods shortages and protected freedom of speech are the rallying cries. Protesters blame the government, led by President Nicolas Maduro, for those problems. He blames the opposition.
2. MICHAEL DUNN TRIAL
Jury's thought process:
Days after Michael Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, juror No. 4 is speaking out. And she believes he should have been convicted of first-degree murder. In an exclusive interview with ABC's "Nightline," she explains why jurors were deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge in the death of Jordan Davis, the Florida teen shot by Dunn after an altercation over loud music.
3. WINTER OLYMPICS
Race for gold:
If you love hockey, pick up some extra drinks and snacks for today's men's quarterfinals. There's just a lot of skating going on, period. Let's see, seven-plus hours of hockey and the start of the women's figure skating competition. And Britain's curling team has to be feeling pretty darn good right now. Trailing by one and going into the last end, the men rallied and advanced to today's semifinals.
4. CRUISE SHIP ATTACK