Your Morning News Now - 10-22-2019
Your morning news now... the ceasefire in northern syria is scheduled to expire later today.
Vice president pence and secretary of state pompeo negotiated the agreement with turkey last week.
It halted the fighting that broke out after president trump ordered all u-s troops to withdraw from the region.
The pentagon says a small number of soldiers will stay in syria to order to protect the area's oilfields.
A huge portion of california is under high fire risk' right now because of hot... windy weather.
The wildfire risk has the state's largest utility warning ... it may shut off power to half- a- million customers for a few days... as a way of preventing power lines from sparking wildfires.
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So speed was one of the factors in settling this.
) two ohio counties have reached a 260- million dollar settlement with several major drug companies over the opioid epidemic.
The deal was announced yesterday -- the same day the case was scheduled to go to trial.
Across the county ... the pharmaceautica l industry still faces thousands of other opioid- related lawsuits.
In la crosse county court... opening statements are expected today in the homicide trial of erik sackett.
As we have told you... he is charged with first degree intentional homicide' in the 20-18 death of erin somvilai.
News eight plans on providing livestream coverage of the proceedings on our website.
Wisconsin governor tony evers is once again pushing for state lawmakers to take-up gun control bills.
He's issuing a special session' for the legislature to consider universal background checks... and a red flag' bill.
Republican leaders say they see the proposals as an infringement on second amendment rights.
A special session' does not require lawmakers to vote.
If you take rose street in la crosse ... here's something to be aware of.
Rose street northbound will be closed starting at 11 this morning ... with a detour running from monitor to gillette streets.
It's because crews need to replace a collapsing sewer near the intersection of rose and hagar streets.
The closure is expected to last until next friday.
And the 20-19 world series starts just after seven tonight.
The astros are hosting the nationals in game one.'
You can watch the game on fox..
Today will be windy and cooler with scattered lighter rain showers.
Highs today in the mid-upper 40s.
Wind advisory until 7pm for west winds 15-30 mph and gusts of 40-45 mph possible.
Breezy and colder tonight after some evening sprinkles.
Lows in the mid 30s.
Mix of sun and clouds.
Chance of showers, especially during the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 40s.
=== thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.
Have a great day.