Your morning news now... fourteen hours of debate over articles of impeachment' ended unexpectedly late last night in the house judiciary committee.
Chairman jerry nadler abruptly brought debate to a halt.... before any vote was taken.
Democrats say they didn't want to have such a vote in the middle of the night.
Republicans argue ... they just moved it for t-v ratings.
The vote is now going to happen today.
----- meanwhile ... the latest marquette law school poll finds support for impeaching and removing president trump from office remaining steady among registered voters in wisconsin.
That same poll also shows ... if the election happened today ... president trump would beat all but one of the leading democratic candidates in wisconsin.
In a match-up between the president and joe biden ... biden would win.
But all these match-ups are close ... and the margins of victory' are well within the poll's margin of error.'
Democratic presidential candidates will have their first debate of the new year ... in iowa.
The democratic national committee' just made the announcement yesterday.
The debate will be in des moines on january 14th ... just about two- weeks before the iowa caucuses.
Breaking overnight out of the u-k ... election results are in ... and the conservative party won a majority of seats in parliament.
It means ... conservative prime minister boris johnson will likely have enough support in parliament for his brexit' plan.
Under it... the u-k would formally leave the european union' by the end of next month.
((ad lib weather)) the bodies of six more people killed in a volcanic eruption in new zealand were recovered overnight.
Crews have not yet been able to find the bodies of the last two people still unaccounted for from the eruption monday ... on an island popular with tourists.
Sixteen people are either known or presumed dead.
Many more are still in the hospital.
Happening today in la crosse ... bliss road will be closed so crews can repair guardrails.
As long as the weather allows ... bliss road will be off-limits to traffic starting at nine a-m ... and will be open again by three this afternoon.
Also today ... the la crosse center's 40- million dollar facelift officially begins!
When renovations are done... there will be updated arena seating ... a rooftop terrace ... solar panels... and a lot more space to accomodate more, and bigger events.
Everyone is invited to the official groundbreaking ceremony at ten this morning inside the la crosse center's north hall.
Meanwhile the center will be full of new graduates and their families this weekend.
U-w-l's winter commencement is on sunday ... with more than 700 students getting their degrees.
There are also more than 150 viterbo university students graduating this weekend in a ceremony at the fine arts center on campus.
Congratulation s... and best of luck to all our local grads!
And the packers are at home again on sunday ... this time facing the bears!
Fox is carrying the game starting at noon.
The vikings are in california ... playing the chargers.
That game starts just after three on sunday ... and it's airing on w-k-b-t.
Good friday morning to you!
After some light snow and drizzle yesterday, we have more light snow moving our way today.
Temps are in the teens and 20s this morning and winds are light, so we aren't seeing much in the way of wind chill.
Conditions are quiet this morning, but we have some snow out to our west that will move in around or just after lunch time and will cause some slight spots for the evening drive.
How much snow?
Most will receive a trace to an inch, but there could be a few higher readings in isolated spots.
Cloudy and seasonable today, light snow likely, mainly after lunch and through this evening.
Highs in the upper 20s.
A few flurries or some light drizzle this evening, otherwise cloudy tonight with lows in the teens.
Mostly cloudy and colder for saturday, a bit breezy as well.
Cold sunday with some sunshine returning.
The upcoming week looks quiet at this point, but cold!
Highs will be in the teens and 20s.
Thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.
Have a great day.
Now to c-b-s this morning.'