Your Morning News Now - 9/20/19
Morning news now... under a newly introduced bill from wisconsin democrats ... a judge could order guns to be seized from a person considered a threat to themselves or others.
The so called "red flag" legislation has virtually no chance of clearing the republican - controlled legislature.
Instead of restricting access to guns ... republicans want to focus on mental health issues.
New this morning ... gunmaker colt' is going to temporarily stop making rifles for the general consumer market' ... including the popular a-r-15.
Reps say it's because there are enough sporting rifles' on the market right now... and sales are down.
For now ... the company will focus on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts.
Flooding related to tropical depression imelda' ) is being blamed for at least two deaths in southeastern texas this morning.
On thursday... rescue crews and volunteers scrambled to reach stranded drivers and people trapped on their homes.
The storm also flooded parts of southwestern louisiana.
((ad lib weather)) breaking news .... new york city mayor bill de blasio is ending his 20-20 presidential run.
He made the announcement just minutes ago on m-s-n-b-c.
C-b-s this morning' will have the latest on the crowded field of democratic candidates in just a few minutes.
Happening today ... thousands of people across the world are holding climate strikes.'
This is video from overnight in australia ... where students marched out of class to call for action on climate change.'
Overall ... three- thousand climate strikes' are planned today in 120 countries.
That includes at least one in la crosse this evening.
"... just in the first few weeks of fall, we have seen an increase of 25 percent of use in the food pantry."
A growing need is driving change at a campus food pantry in la crosse.
Western technical college's cavalier cupboard' has been moved... and is now operating out of a bigger location ... and serving more more people.
Students can also now access the pantry using their student i- d's.
In the biggest single gift in the university's history ... the menard family' is giving u-w-l two- point- one- million dollars.
The donation will be used to expand the current experimental lab at the menard family midwest initiative for economic engagement and research' at u- w-l.
The money will also help provide scholarships and allow students to attend conferences or workshops.
Tomorrow across wisconsin ... there are free health screenings being offered at walmart pharmacies.
People can get things like their cholesterol and glucose levels checked.
Low cost flu shots and immunizations will also be available between ten and two.
Also tomorrow in wisconsin: the farm aid' festival comes to alpine valley... with performances from willie nelson... neil young... john mellencamp ... and dave matthews.
Over the years... farm aid' has raised millions of dollars for programs meant to help american farmers.
Regular tickets are sold out.
But v-i-p ticket packages' are still available ... starting at about 17- hundred bucks.
Looking ahead to sunday football... the packers and the vikings both play at noon.
They also both play at home.
The vikings host the raiders... and the packers host bill's broncos.
If your weekend plans include hunting for the oktoberfest medallion ... here is the latest clue: "chosen by city founding fathers as an eternal resting spot, a prominent city attorney and civic leader beautified the grassy lot; the massive stone arch honored him and made the site a landmark, a century later still carries the leader's vision resembling a park."
And if anybody finds the medallion over the weekend ... we will let you know on monday!
Areas of fog this morning, some of it dense.
Otherwise partly sunny, warm and humid.
Small chance of t-showers today, especially south and west.
Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.
Mild and muggy.
Isolated t- showers possible.
Lows in the 60s.
Cloudy and breezy saturday.
Scattered showers and t- storms. cooler highs in the upper 70s.
Gradually decreasing clouds sunday, breezy and cooler with highs around 70f.
=== thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.
Have a great day.
Now to c-b-s this morning.'