It's Wednesday, Sept. 3 and here is your day ahead:

In local news...

WEATHER: Partly sunny, warm and becoming more humid today. A high in the lower 80s. Full forecast 


A school bus accident involving a Green Bay-area sports team leaves one dead and a dozen injured this morning. The school bus was carrying the Pulaski High School volleyball teams home from a game late last night when a car trying to cross the highway hit the back end of the bus. Six students and the driver of the car were taken to the hospital with injuries. The passenger died on the scene. The driver of the car is in critical condition this morning. Both the JV and varsity teams were on the bus, including 21 students and 3 coaches. More on this story


At a Madison beach, a dog turned on a small child, and then its owner turned on a lifeguard. Tom is a lifeguard at Vilas beach. He says on Saturday a German shepherd mix was off its leash when it charged a child. Tom used pepper spray on the dog and the dog's owner targeted him. The man left the beach with his dog, and now police are searching for him. More on this story


Mayor Paul Soglin has released his proposed capital budget plan. The biggest commitments in the budget include more than $8 million for neighborhood centers and $4.25 million for affordable housing. But one project not on the list in the budget proposal, the Judge Doyle Square Hotel. City alders say they want more time to discuss some of the issues surrounding the project, including what some say is the most controversial idea, putting a hotel in the municipal building across from city hall. More on this story


The Packers head to Seattle today for their Thursday night season opener against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks. But before they take off, an annual tradition is served again in Green Bay. The team painted the fence right next to Lambeau Field yesterday. This year's saying is "Welcome to the frozen tundra, Ha-Ha. Ho-ho. Hee-Hee." It's in honor of top draft pick Ha Ha Clinton Dix who played at Alabama. More on this story


An update on a fundraiser last weekend for the young stabbing victim from Waukesha. The totals are in from a Mini Brat Fest. More than $70,000 will be given to her family, to help with her mounting medical bills. Her family released a statement, saying the goodwill shared by so many people means so much to their family. More on this story

In national news...


sotloff steven Second American: ISIS has followed through on its threat to kill another American journalist. A video that shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq, carrying out a threat to kill him. In the video posted online yesterday, Sotloff says – in a message surely scripted by his captors – that he is "paying the price" for U.S. military intervention. The killing of Sotloff follows a threat made by ISIS last month during the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley. The latest video threatens the life of another man, a British citizen. More on this story


Barack Obama in Estonia Putin on a show: President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia this morning with a lot to think about. Not only is the ISIS beheading on his mind, but the crisis in Ukraine is as well. Hours after Obama arrived, the Ukrainian president's office announced that a ceasefire agreement had been reached with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Putin's spokesman denied the claim and rebels in eastern Ukraine said they doubted a ceasefire would hold. The trip to the former Soviet state of Estonia, ahead of this week's NATO summit in Wales, is meant to reassure nervous Eastern Europe that Putin's support for separatists in Ukraine doesn't mean he has a free pass for territorial gains elsewhere. The warning to Russia was summed up by a top Obama foreign policy adviser last week: "Don't even think about messing around in Estonia or in any of the Baltic areas in the same way that you have been messing around in Ukraine." More on this story


Justin Bieber, June 2013 You better 'Beliebe' it: Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges following an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a minivan in Canada on Friday, police said yesterday. Bieber's lawyer said the singer was being chased by people with cameras when the incident happened. Bieber was enjoying a "peaceful retreat" at his father's home when it was interrupted by paparazzi, the lawyer said. Bieber, who is already facing an assault charge in Toronto, was released and ordered to answer the charges at a Sept. 29 hearing. More on this story


Feuds - Joan Rivers Family statement: Joan Rivers remains on life support nearly a week after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said yesterday. Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic Thursday morning, according to the New York Fire Department. She apparently suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during the procedure. More on this story


Home Depot This could be a fixer-upper: Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information. Yesterday, the company said it was working with banks and law enforcement to look into "some unusual activity" related to its customers. A cybersecurity expert reported that "a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards" went for sale Tuesday in the black market online. Hackers may have been in Home Depot's computer systems from May until now. If that's true, this might be even larger than the three-week-long Target breach that affected 40 million debit and credit cards late last year. More on this story