Your morning news now... nine witnesses are set to testify publicly this week in the impeachment inquiry... including state department official david holmes.
According to holmes ... the president asked if ukraine would investigate the bidens ... and sondland replied that president zelensky would quote "do anything you ask him to."
According to c-b-s ... charges could come as soon as today against the two correctional officers responsible for guarding jeffrey epstein.
Epstein was awaiting trial on sex abuse charges involving underage girls when he took his own life.
Charges against the guards will likely include falsifying prison records.
Bei bei the giant panda is leaving washington d-c and traveling to china today.
Pandas move back to china when they turn 4 years old as part of a special conservation program with the u-s.
Bei bei has been wowing crowds at the smithsonian's national zoo since his birth in 2015.
((ad lib weather)) attorney general josh kaul announced 1-point-5 million dollars in funding to help some wisconsin counties start drug courts.
They plan to use this money to address mental health and addiction.
Some of the funding that a-g kaul announced will also help expand programs in buffalo and monroe county.
Wisconsin milk prices are on the rise ... with the highest selling price for milk since 2014.
This news comes amid legislation -- in the state senate that would provide funding for programs that would prevent farm suicides.
Farmers say that people at home are able to help farmers with where they shop and what they eat.
The salvation army's angel giving tree program is going on now through december 6.
Tags on the trees include information about child in need from our area ... and community members can purchase gifts for kids who are expected to need assistance.
Tags are available at valley view mall and advance auto parts in la crosse.
This saturday marks the first day of wisconsin's gun deer season ... and the d-n-r is pushing for more chronic wasting disease testing this year.
La crosse county has examined 44 deer ... but none of them were positive ... and officials say it's never a bad idea to get your deer tested.
The d-n-r says iowa county has had the most cases since april thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.
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