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Your Morning News Now - 11/15/19
Your Morning News Now - 11/15/19
Your Morning News Now - 11/15/19

Public impeachment hearings continue today ... and a deadly school shooting in california.

Here's c-b-s' matt piper with today's top stories.

Another deadly school shooting, this time at saugus high school in santa clarita, california.

Police say a student identified as nathan berhow killed two students and injured three others before shooting himself in the head yesterday morning.

He carried out the shooting on his 16th birthday.

Police have not identified a motive.

House democrats will hold the second day of public impeachment hearings today.

Marie yovanovitch is scheduled to testify.

She's the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine recalled by president trump.

The president acknowledged for the first time at a rally in louisiana last night that the impeachment investigation has been very hard on his family.

And a violent end to the thursday night football game between the pittsburgh steelers and the cleveland browns.

With eight second left in the game, steelers quarterback mason rudolph and browns defensive end miles garrent fell to the ground.

Rudolph appears to reach for garrett's helmet...at which point garrett yanks rudolph's helmet from his head and swings it at the q-b, striking him in the head.

Both sidelines then swarmed the field.

Browns head coach, freddie kitchens, said afterwards he was embarrassed by what happened.

Matt pieper, cbs news, new york.

Legislators in our area heard from voters about some of the big issues they'd like to see talked about at the state capitol.

Senator jennifer shilling and representative steve doyle held a public listening session at the west salem public library last night some of the issues highlighted at the session were family farms ... road project delays ... and access to affordable health care.

The lawmakers say events like these help them better represent western wisconsin when they go to madison ... even when madison isn't talking about what matters.

"the issues that we're talking about in madison are no the issues that i'm hearing back here in the district.

In madison we talk about whether it's a holiday tree or a chrsitmas tree.

Back in the district we talk about issues like healthcare and education and decent roads and what we're doing to ensure a better future for our kids."

The next wisconsin state legislature session is in january 20-20.

The la crosse common council has approved over 9-million dollars in bids for the la crosse center renovation.

All bids were contractors from our area.

The common council also passed a resolution to allow the la crosse parks and recreation department to charge parking fees for boat ramp parking lots.

"what we're finding is that boat owners are coming and are having to pay, and at times, there aren't spots.

They're being taken up by other cars.

So, this is kind of a complaint that we've heard for the past 4 or 5 years."

The new ordinance would place mechanical pay stations at all boat landings in the city of la crosse ... similar to what you'd see in parking ramps.

The la crosse city vision foundation is celebrating 25 years of impacting the community.

The foundation is known for their work on the downtown safecam project, holiday decorations, and bringing projects such as the main street clock.

To celebrate thier success ... the la crosse city vision foundation held a fundraising event at the court above main to pave the way for their next project.

A bronze and granite veterans' memorial statue in riverside park "you'll notice this year we not only have wreaths downtown, but we have snowflakes that are lit, and on lightpoles that come out of riverside park and rotary lights, which is also celbrating it's 25th year."

The la crosse city vision foundation is currently working to honor our veterans with a bronze and granite veterans' memorial statue in riverside park.

After nearly a month of being closed ... pettibone park is set to reopen in la crosse.

The park was closed about a month ago because of high river levels.

The mississippi river in la crosse currently sits around 8-point-1 feet ... after spending much of the summer and fall above the 10 foot action stage.

Pettibone park is scheduled to reopen today.

We're heading to break with your ten- second weather takeaway.

Here's bill.

(ad lib weather) it's time for this morning's mugshot of the day'... where you submit photos for a chance to win one of our news eight this morning' coffee mugs.

Today's winner is anna from la crosse.

She was recently stuck in bed with a knee injury ... but says luckily, she has miss nala' to keep her company.

Our daily mugshot winners get a news eight this morning' coffee mug.

It's easy to win... just take a photo with a mug in it somewhere... and e-mail it to us.

The address is mugshot at w- k-b-t dot com.'

Be sure to include your name with your entry.

(you can also mail in your entry to us here at news eight.) we're located at 141 south sixth street in la crosse.

==== let's get a check on the forecast.

It was a cloudy thursday morning, then mostly sunny afternoon.

Temps remained cold with highs ranging from the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back around 40f.

Chance of snow or mix after midnight saturday night and into sunday.

Highs sunday in the upper 30s.

Minor snow accumulations up to an inch possible.

Sprinkles or flurries possible monday with highs around 40f and mostly cloudy skies.

Mostly cloudy tuesday with highs in the low and possibly mid 40s.

Partly sunny wednesday with highs in the low-mid 40s.

Chance of light rain or mix wednesday night into thursday.

Highs thursday in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy friday and saturday.

Highs friday in the upper 30s, then around 40f saturday for the opening of gun deer hunting season in wisconsin.

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It's time for our daily holiday this morning.

( america recycles day ) today is for raising awareness about recycling and the advantage of recycled products.

It's a good idea to think about the impact certain products can have on the environment ... like single-use water bottles.

You can reduce waste by reusing old items ... especially by shopping at a secondhand store.

If you already recycle ... it's never too late to learn something new about the inudstry!

Learn something about what you can do to improve your recycling game today!

We have coverage of the bucks and bulls game ... plus a former brewer stays loyal to wisconsin.

Here's news eight's ken kosirowski with our morning sports fix.

Brewers outfielder christian yelich will not be the nl mvp for the second straight year.

Yelich has finished second in voting behind dodgers outfielder cody bellinger.

Yelich received 10 first place votes to bellinger's 19.

Let's break this down.

Bellinger up a .305 average and hit 47 homers, 115 rbis, 95 walks and 15 stolen bases.

Yelich, who missed the final month with a fractured kneecap, led the league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, while hitting 44 home runs, 97 rbis, 80 walks and 30 stolen bases.

From current brewers to former ones.

Chase anderson was traded to the blue jays earlier this month but he's still honoring commitments in wisconsin.

The starting pitcher took part in a fellowship for christian athletes event in marshfield thursday night.

Anderson spent four-years in milwaukee and had a feeling something was coming this offseason.

"i knew that something might be in the works because i had an option for the next season, 2020, and they had five days to pick that up or decline it after the world series is over with.

I knew that four days gone by, and i hadn't heard nothing from them, so i knew they were trying to work something out in a trade.

I think the biggest thing is it's exciting too.

Going somewhere new.

Playing for a country in canada, not just a state or city.

Vlad guerrero jr. cavan biggio.

Bo bichette.

I think the average age in the infield was 22-years-old.

I'm 10 years older than that almost.

It's pretty wild that i'm still playing professionally."

Thursday afternoon was also the deadline for 10 mlb free agents to either accept or decline a qualifying offer from their 2019 teams. twins pitcher jake odorizzi was one of two athletes who elected to accept, so he will rejoin the twins on a 1- year, $17.8 million deal.

That salary is calculated by taking the average of the top 125 salaries in the league.

Odorizzi is coming off a career-best 15-7 record and 3.51 era for minnesota.

In the nba the bucks are back on the floor.

With khris middleton still out a couple weeks, it's donte divincenzo making his first start for milwaukee.

Division rival bulls in town, and we had a dandy of a fourth quarter... bucks up five, giannis with the spin, no stopping the man when he's in the lane, 104-97 bucks... bulls cut it back to five, giannis underneath no dice, george hill can't tip it in still alive, but third time's the charm for the bucks as giannis gets it done.

Three point lead with 1:40 to go, giannis sizing his man up, lets it fly no good, but eric bledsoe snatches the rebound, then the soft defense lets him right in for the layup, season high 31 for bledsoe, giannis with 38 and the bucks win by nine.

And later today in sports, we've got state football semifinal action at u.s. bank stadium.

Caledonia plays at 11:30 and winona senior at 4:30.

Then later tonight, bangor football is in the semifinals against edgar up in eau claire, while prairie du chien meets lake country lutheran at mcfarland.

We'll have highlights and reaction from all four of those games, plus winona state volleyball's top clash with ninth-ranked st.

Cloud state.

Hope to see you then.

Have a great day.

You can always find more sports news..

Highlights..

And scores on our website news eight- thousand dot com.

Another check on the forecast is next.

We'll be right back.

Coming up, we talk with a witness to yesterday's deadly high school shooting in california, and break down the latest on the investigation.

Plus, what to expect when the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine testifies in today's impeachment hearing.

Coming up on cbs this morning.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back around 40f.

Chance of snow or mix after midnight saturday night and into sunday.

Highs sunday in the upper 30s.

Minor snow accumulations up to an inch possible.

Deep in the heart of french wine country, there's a chateau like no other.

It attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

But as ian lee reports -- wine isn't the star attraction.

Burgundy may be known for its wine -- but it's what's nestled between the vines that draws the tourists to this vineyard.

The world's largest private fleet of fighter jets - 110 in all.

It's not your typical collection -- but 87 year old michel pont is not your typical collector.

I was born passionate, he says.....and a bit crazy, (points to his head) pont says he caught the collector's bug while in the french air force -- and started buying the jets 30 years ago to save them from being destroyed.

And that attracts the crowds of tourists interested in wine and war.

"it's really surprising.

Particularly in the middle of the wine country.

This is a beautiful vineyard area and it's quite a surprise."

"this isn't just a massive display of weapons of war, each jet tells an individual story."

Like this f-8 crusader known as the last american gunfighter.it squared off against the mig- 17 in the skies over vietnam.

And this f-100 super sabre.(war archive - no excerpting) the air force's thunderbirds used it to dazzle spectators at the 1967 paris air show.

(cbs) but the pride of pont's squadron is this f-16.but it didn't come easy.

(sot michal pont) (cbs) "i was friends with a belgian general who wanted to give me the f-16 but the americans wanted it destroyed" he recalls.

"after badgering the american ambassador, he finally intervened and called one day saying bring your truck and get your jet."

(cbs) these jets in paticular.w ell they are special to pont.

Sot michal pont) "it's thanks to the americans and brits that we were liberated from the nazis."

He tells me.

"so i enjoy displaying this american pride and honor."

A man rooted in both wine and history....and still in the market for another american jet.

Ian lee cbs news in beaune france military bases in france are closed to the public ... so this museum gives people a chance to see planes from all over the world up close.

There's much more to come on your morning news... including a zoo's cute new arrivals.

We hope you can stay with us.

Twinkies will soon be hitting shelves in a different form.

The 90-year- old golden cream-filled sponge cake will soon hit shelves as a breakfast cereal.

The new cereal comes mores than six years after a twinkies shortage gripped the country.

It will be available nationwide starting in late december ------- let's get a weather check.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back around 40f.

Chance of snow or mix after midnight saturday night and into sunday.

Highs sunday in the upper 30s.

Minor snow accumulations up to an inch possible.

Now... here's jen.

The former ambassador to ukraine will take center stage today at the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into president trump.

And while the president is once again dismissing the probe as a politically motivated hoax...a top democrat seems to be upping the ante.

Cbs's natalie brand reports from capitol hill.

On the eve of another open hearing in the house impeachment inquiry, president trump held a campaign rally in louisiana.

(sot pres.

Trump) "impeachment, to me, is a dirty word."

(track-2) the president condemned the investigation into his administration's dealings with ukraine, calling it a "deranged" "witch hunt" cooked up by democrats.

(sot pres.

Trump) (thu0453) "...once again, their lies will be exposed - just like the last times.

"...their sinister plans will fail.

They've already failed, as far as i'm concerned."

(track-3) earlier in the day, house speaker nancy pelosi appeared to raise the stakes of the inquiry... by publicly accusing the president of bribery.'

(sot rep.

Nancy pelosi, d- house speaker) "...to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation.

That's bribery."

(bridge) speaker pelosi also said the democrats still haven't made a decision on impeachment - but g-o-p leaders aren't buying that.

(sot rep.

Kevin mccarthy, r-minority leader) (thu0208) "they came to congress to impeach a president.

They have spent three years trying to investigate this president.

They have spent their entire majority trying to impeach this president."

(track-4) marie yovanovitch , the former u-s ambassador to ukraine, will be at the center of today's public hearing.

She's expected to tell lawmakers she was recalled from the post after a campaign to discredit her led by president trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, and two giuliani associates, lev parnas and igor fruman.

Parnas and fruman pleaded not guilty to campaign finance charges last month.

Natalie brand, cbs news, capitol hill david holmes ... the diplomatic official who allegedly overheard president trump ask about the status of "investigations" soon after his july phone call with the ukrainian president ... is expected to appear before house lawmakers for a closed-door hearing today.

At least two people are dead and three injured following a shooting at a high school in a los angeles suburb.

A guman opened fire at the school in santa clarita yesterday morning.

The attacker shot five students ... seemingly at random ... before shooting himself in the head.

Two students.... ages 16 and 14 were killed... and the gunman was gravely wounded.

People who knew the shooter describe him as a quiet ... smart kid who they'd never expect to turn violent.

A motive for the shooting is not yet known.

Legislators in our area spoke with locals about their thoughts on state issues.

Senator jennifer shilling and representative steve doyle held a public listening session at the west salem public library last night some of the issues highlighted at the session were family farms ... road project delays ... and access to affordable health care.

The lawmakers say events like these help them better represent western wisconsin when they go to madison ... even when madison isn't talking about what matters.

"the issues that we're talking about in madison are no the issues that i'm hearing back here in the district.

In madison we talk about whether it's a holiday tree or a chrsitmas tree.

Back in the district we talk about issues like healthcare and education and decent roads and what we're doing to ensure a better future for our kids."

The next wisconsin state legislature session is in january 20-20.

The la crosse common council has approved over 9-million dollars in bids for the la crosse center renovation.

All bids were contractors from our area.

The common council also passed a resolution to allow the la crosse parks and recreation department to charge parking fees for boat ramp parking lots.

"what we're finding is that boat owners are coming and are having to pay, and at times, there aren't spots.

They're being taken up by other cars.

So, this is kind of a complaint that we've heard for the past 4 or 5 years."

The new ordinance would place mechanical pay stations at all boat landings in the city of la crosse ... similar to what you'd see in parking ramps.

The la crosse city vision foundation is celebrating 25 years of impacting the community.

The foundation is known for their work on the downtown safecam project, holiday decorations, and bringing projects such as the main street clock.

To celebrate thier success ... the la crosse city vision foundation held a fundraising event at the court above main to pave the way for their next project.

A bronze and granite veterans' memorial statue in riverside park "you'll notice this year we not only have wreaths downtown, but we have snowflakes that are lit, and on lightpoles that come out of riverside park and rotary lights, which is also celbrating it's 25th year."

The la crosse city vision foundation is currently working to honor our veterans with a bronze and granite veterans' memorial statue in riverside park.

Alternate side parking went into effect at midnight last night in la crosse.

Alternate side parking is enforced from midnight to 5 a-m throughout the city of la crosse from today through march 15-th.

Cars need to be parked on the side of the street that has odd number addresses on odd number days ... like today.

And drivers need to park on the side of the street with even number addresses on even number days.

Police say the change can help the city.

"it's not intended to generate revenue, it's intended to get compliance with alternate side parking so that we can keep the roadways clear of snow, suck up leaves anything like that, that is required for road maintenance."

There is no cost for the first citation within a calendar year.

Any additional violations are 15-dollars if paid within 10 days.

The fine goes up with drivers owing 30 dollars if the citation is paid between 10 and 45 days... and the fine becomes 60- dollars for citations unpaid after 45 days.

After nearly a month of being closed ... pettibone park is set to reopen in la crosse.

Pettibone park is set to reopen in la crosse.

The park was closed about a month ago because of high river levels.

The mississippi river in la crosse currently sits around 8-point-1 feet ... after spending much of the summer and fall above the 10 foot action stage.

Pettibone park is scheduled to reopen today.

Still to come on your morning news... laundry machines may be more dangerous to your kids than you realize.

We'll tell you more in today's on your side report.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back around 40f.

Chance of snow or mix after midnight saturday night and into sunday.

Highs sunday in the upper 30s.

Minor snow accumulations up to an inch possible.

The answer to today's weather quiz is.... is.... we're heading to break with a look at who's turning eight!

Jude turned 8 yars old on tuesday ... he loves hunting and fishing ..

Riding go carts .... and spending time with his family.

Sawyer is 8 months old today ... he loves people and his puppies ... and he just started crawling.

Peter is 8 years old tomorrow ... he loves to read ... play football ... and play with his big brother.

He also loves making people laugh.

Avery is celebrating her 8th birthday today ... she likes playing sports and her dog ... and her favorite foods are french fries and ice cream.

Carter turns 8 years old today ... he's a football fanatic ... he loves playing fortnite with his friends ... and wrestling with his little brothers.

Hattie is turning 8 years old tomorrow ... she likes gymnastics ... reading ... and being silly with her siblings.

Adam turns 8 on sunday ... he loves to play legos with his younger brother and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

If you know a birthday boy or girl turning eight- months.... eight- years... 80- years- old or 88- years old soon... we'd love to feature them.

Just upload their photo to our website news eight- thousand dot com.

Look for the submit pictures' button under the home tab on our website.

We'll be right back.

In this morning's on your side report ... of all the dangers that children can face ... you might not think the laundry room is one of them.

But earlier this year a 3- year old allegedly died after getting trapped inside a front-loading washer.

As consumer reports reveals, that's not the only hazard lurking near the laundry.

News 8's martha koloski explains in today's on your side.

" since 2014, the consumer products safety commission says they are aware of three deaths among children 5 and younger - linked to washing machines.

And the number of emergency room visits for washing machine associated injuries - about 3,000.

However, most of those were related to falls.

Consumer reports says young children are curious, so parents need to be aware of the potential dangers.

If you have a separate laundry room, lock it.

And whether you have a separate laundry room or not, always keep the doors to the washer and dryer, shut.

(chyron: haniya rae, consumer reports) (sot) "many newer washing machines will have a lock out feature on the appliance.

It's often activated by holding a combination of buttons or holding down a button for several seconds.

.

Each machine is different so you'll want to check the manual to see if it has a lock out feature and how you might go about setting that up."

(v/o) another danger in your laundry room - laundry pods.

In the first 9 months of 2019, poison control centers have reported 7,685 calls in children 5 and under related to laundry packets.

The issue?

The detergent packets can look like candy to young children or people who are cognitively impaired.

(sot: haniya rae) "the detergent in laundry packets is more highly concentrated than other forms and when you ingest or when it comes in contact with the skin or eyes, it can cause serious effects.

Major manufacturers have taken steps to make their packaging more child resistant, but people are still getting injured when coming into contact with these laundry packets."

(v/o) cr's advice: liquid laundry packets should be avoided in homes with children under 6 years old or adults who are cognitively impaired.

."

Consumer reports says another safety option is after- market child proof locks for washing machines - similar to the ones you would put on a kitchen or bathroom cabinet.

And ... if you're looking for a pod-free laundry detergent ... consumer reports recommends tide plus ultra stain release liquid detergent.

In cr's tests it earned top scores and tackled body oil ... dirt ... grass ... and other stains.

We're taking a break with a live look through citycam eight.

The latest forecast is just a few minutes away.

We're putting the good in your morning with two new additions to a belgian zoo.

Brother and sister twin pandas were brought out to celebrate 100 days since they were born.

After an online naming contest ... the two pandas online naming contest ... the two pandas were named bao mei and bao di the two young pandas are cared for 24 hours a day ... every day of the week.

It was a cloudy thursday morning, then mostly sunny afternoon.

Temps remained cold with highs ranging from the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back around 40f.

Chance of snow or mix after midnight saturday night and into sunday.

Highs sunday in the upper 30s.

Minor snow accumulations up to an inch possible.

Sprinkles or flurries possible monday with highs around 40f and mostly cloudy skies.

Mostly cloudy tuesday with highs in the low and possibly mid 40s.

Partly sunny wednesday with highs in the low-mid 40s.

Chance of light rain or mix wednesday night into thursday.

Highs thursday in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy friday and saturday.

Highs friday in the upper 30s, then around 40f saturday for the opening of gun deer hunting season in wisconsin.

Coming up, we talk with a in wisconsin.

Coming up, we talk with a witness to yesterday's deadly high school shooting in california, and break down the latest on the investigation.

Plus, what to expect when the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine testifies in today's impeachment hearing.

Coming up on cbs this morning.

Your morning news now... a deadly school shooting took place yesterday at saugus high school in santa clarita, california.

Police say a student killed two people and injured three others before shooting himself in the head.

Police are investigating ... but have not identified a motive.

House democrats will hold the second day of public impeachment hearings today.

Former u-s ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch is scheduled to testify.

President trump said last night that the inquiry has been hard on his family.

Thursday night's browns game against the pittsburgh steelers ended violently.

Browns defensive end miles garrent pulled off the helmet of steelers quarterback mason rudolph and nearly hit him in the head.

The browns head coach said he was embarrassed by the incident ... and miles garrent may be suspended.

((ad lib weather)) senator jennifer shilling and representative steve doyle held a public listening session at the west salem public library last night some of the issues highlighted at the session were family farms ... road project delays ... and access to affordable health care.

The next wisconsin state legislature session is in january 20-20.

Alternate side parking went into effect last night ... and is enforced from midnight to 5 a-m.

The law is in effect from today through march 15th.

Drivers need to park on the side of the street with even number addresses on even number days ... and the odd side on odd days.

After nearly a month of being closed ... pettibone park is set to reopen today in la crosse.

The park was closed about a month ago because of high river levels.

The mississippi river in la crosse currently sits around 8-point-1 feet ... after spending much of the summer and fall above the 10 foot action stage.

It was a cloudy thursday morning, then mostly sunny afternoon.

Temps remained cold with highs ranging from the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy this morning, then some sun this afternoon.

Not as cold today with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Seasonable lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Mostly cloudy saturday with highs back thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.

Have a great day.

Now to c-b-s this morning.'

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