Mid-Day Webcast Headlines 4-14-16


NOW AT ELEVEN — MADISON POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW VIDEO HOPING YOU CAN HELP THEM SOLVE A CASE WHERE A MAN WAS ATTACKED AT A LOCAL BAR. PLUS — PROTESTORS IN MADISON ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MILWAUKEE TO CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE. MORE ON THE NATION-WIDE EFFORT TODAY. AND A LITTLE LATER… THE TSA SAYS THIS SUMMER’S TRAVEL SEASON MAY BE TOUGH BECAUSE THEY JUST DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO SCREEN YOU AT OUR NATION’S AIRPORTS. GOOD MORNING. I’M CHRISTINE BELLPORT.. MAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW. LOW-WAGE WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN MADISON ARE TAKING PART OF AN ONGOING EFFORT TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE. WE WORK. WE SWEAT. PUT 15 ON OUR CHECK. NEARLY 30 PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE MCDONALDS ON REGENT STREET EARLIER THIS MORNING. IT IS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE “FIGHT FOR 15” PROTESTS. MILLIONS OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA WON PAY INCREASES TO 15-DOLLARS AND HOUR. CORNEIL WHITE FAST FOOD WORKER, SILVER MINES 16 YEARS 3:35:13 I’M SICK AND TIRED OF LIVING IN POVETY AND I’M SICK ADN TIRED OF SEEING MY PEOPLE’S GOING THROUGH THIS. WE NEED 15. WISCONSIN IS LATE. IF SEATTLE CAN GET IT, CALIFORNIA CAN GET IT, NEW YORK CAN GET IT. WE CAN GET IT. 3:35:28 THE PROTESTORS ARE NOW TRAVELING TO MILWAUKEE WHERE THEY WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER PROTEST THIS AFTERNOON. THURSDAY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 61. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. THURSDAY NIGHT CLEAR, WITH A LOW AROUND 40. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. TWO STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILLS WILL BE HELD TODAY AS PART OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. ONE WILL SOUND OFF AT 1-45 THIS AFTERNOON AND ANOTHER WILL BE ISSUED AT 6-55 TONIGHT. WISCONSIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SAYS THE EXTRA MOCK-WARNING IS A CHANCE FOR FAMILIES TO TEST THEIR SEVERE WEATHER PLANS. AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE YET… BRIAN DOOGS WILL BE AT THE SAUK PRAIRIE ACE HARDWARE ON WATER STREET TODAY TO HELP PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS. HE WILL BE THERE FROM THREE IN THE AFTERNOON UNTIL SEVEN. HE WILL ALSO BE AT THE OTHER LOCATIONS ON YOUR SCREEN LATER THIS MONTH. POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING MAN. A SILVER ALERT WAS ISSUED FOR 60-YEAR-OLD MARK BOEVER THIS MORNING. HE WAS LAST SEEN YESTERDAY MORNING LEAVING HIS HOME IN WAUKESHA TO GET HIS CAR REPAIRED IN MENOMONEE FALLS. POLICE BELIEVE HE MAY BE IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA WHERE HE USED TO LIVE. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK LEATHER JACKET, TENNIS SHOES AND BLUE JEANS. BOEVER DRIVES A 2004 C-R-V HONDA LIKE THE ONE PICTURED HERE. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE WAUKESHA POLICE DEPARTMENT. MIDDELTON HIGH SCHOOL AND SOME PARENTS ARE AT ODDS OVER “JESUS LUNCHES” “JESUS LUNCHES” ARE FREE LUNCHES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHERE THEY TALK ABOUT CHRISTIANITY. IT HAS BEEN ORGANIZED BY PARENTS SINCE 20-14. THE DISCUSSIONS OUTSIDE THE HIGH SCHOOL HAVE GROWN SO MUCH THE PARENTS MOVED IT TO FIREMAN’S PARK ACROSS FROM THE SCHOOL. THIS WEEK, THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPAL EMAILED THE PARENTS ASKING THEM TO STOP. THEY SAID THE DISTRICT LEASES THE PARK DURING SCHOOL HOURS… SO SCHOOL RULES APPLY THERE. PARENTS SAY THE ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO GATHER IN THE PUBLIC PARK. NOW FOR A CRIMETRACKER 15 ALERT. POLICE HAVE RELEASED VIDEO IN HOPES OF FINDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BREAKING A MAN’S NOSE EARLIER THIS MONTH. A MADISON MAN HAD HIS NOSE BROKEN AFTER HE WAS PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY A STRANGER AT THE RED ROCK SALOON ON WEST JOHNSON STREET. VIDEO SHOWS THE THREE “PERSONS OF INTEREST” POLICE ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY. THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE HIS ATTACKER BUMPED INTO HIM BEFORE PUNCHING HIM. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED APRIL SECOND AROUND 12:30 A-M. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MADISON AREA CRIME STOPPERS TWO MADISON POLICE OFFICERS ARE RECOVERING AFTER THEY SAY A MAN KICKED THEM IN THE FACE. 26-YEAR-OLD KEVIN CLARK WAS ARRESTED ON STATE STREET FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION YESTERDAY. CLARK ALLEGEDLY RESISTED ARRESTED AND INJURED BOTH OFFICERS. HE IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY BATTERY TO AN OFFICER. JANESVILLE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THREE CASES OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY. POLICE WERE CALLED TO SCHNUCKS ON CRESTON PARK DRIVE YESTERDAY FOR A REPORT OF A COUNTERFEIT 100-DOLLAR BILL. THE SAME SUSPECT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE FAKE MONEY AT THE C-V-S PHARMACY AND WALGREENS ON MILTON AVENUE. POLICE SAY AREA BUSINESSES SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT. NOW FOR AN NBC15 TRAFFIC ALERT… WITH SPRING PLANTING JUST AROUND THE CORNER… DRIVERS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT IN RURAL AREAS AS YOU SHARE THE ROAD WITH FARM EQUIPMENT… THE WISCONSIN CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION IS REMINDING YOU THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO PASS FARM EQUIPMENT IN NO PASSING ZONES. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE… DRIVERS ARE ALLOWED TO PASS OTHER VEHICLES THAT ARE GOING HALF THE SPEED LIMIT IN NO PASSING ZONES… JUST NOT FARM EQUIPMENT. CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN WISCONSIN’S DEER POPULATION IS CONTINUING TO SPREAD. THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS NEARLY TEN PERCENT OF DEER TESTED LAST YEAR TESTED POSITIVE. THAT’S THE HIGHEST RATE SINCE IT WAS DISCOVERED 14 YEARS AGO. NEARLY 40 OF THE STATE’S COUNTIES NOW HAVE INFECTED DEER. THE D-N-R RANDOMNLY TESTS DEER VOLUNTARILY, BUT ILLINOIS HAS TAKEN A MORE AGGRESSIVE APPROACH BY INCLUDING SHARPSHOOTING IN AREAS WHERE DEER ARE KNOWN TO HAVE THE DISEASE.

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