Your morning news now... testimony today in the homicide trial of erik sackett is expected to start this afternoon in la crosse county court.
Witnesses for the defense yesterday included sackett himself.
He described his relationship with his alleged victim... erin somvilai.
As usual ... we will be streaming today's trial proceedings on news eight- thousand dot com... as well as on our facebook page.
There's new information about a shooting late last week in crawford county.
The sheriff says lee kennedy of illinois is facing an initial charge of attempted first degree homicide.'
The man he allegedly shot is in critical condition in the hospital.
"its going to be very slushy out there.
You might think its not bad but then youll come to an area like a bridge deck that might be a little slippery."
Some wisconsinites are waking up to snow on the ground for the first time this season.
A winter weather advisory' was in effect overnight for much of wisconsin ... where drivers are being reminded that all it takes is a little bit of snow to make roads slippery.
((ad lib weather)) a brief break in hot, dry santa ana winds could help firefighters who are working wildfires across california today.
But winds of up to 50- miles- per- hour are expected to return tonight.
Firefighters don't expect to have the kincade fire' in northern california under control until at least next week.
"by having these medications out there that are unused, it's creating a safety and public health concern for us.
" numbers are in from saturday's drug take back day.'
More than 11- hundred pounds of unused medication was turned over to la crosse county authorities ... to be disposed of safely... instead of potentially ending up in the wrong hands.
If you missed drug take back day' but have medications you want to get rid of... there are drop- boxes posted inside many local police departments.
If you drive past gundersen health system in la crosse ... here's something to keep in mind.
One lane of south avenue northbound is closed right now.
Crews are working in the area.
The closure is expected to last through the week.
And with a win over the nationals tonight... the astros win the world series.
Regardless of the outcome of game six' ... we know that because of a stolen base back in game one' .... free tacos are coming.
Taco bell' is giving away tacos for a few hours tomorrow afternoon ... as part of its steal a base, steal a taco' world series promotion.
Partly cloudy and continued cool today with highs in the low-mid 40s.
Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.
Cold for october with lows in the mid 20s.
Mostly cloudy and chilly wednesday with highs in the upper 30s.
Slight chance of light snow wednesday night, then chance of light snow or mix thursday... greatest chances south and east.
Highs thursday in the upper 30s.
=== thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.
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