Morning sprint... as we get you out the door with the most local news to start your wednesday.
We start with breaking news -- milwaukee police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on the city's north side.
Police say they responded to a report of a man with a gun just after midnight.
The man tried to run from officers ... and reportedly refused to drop the gun.
That's when police say an officer shot the man.
He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 31-year-old officer is on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.
Breaking overnight locally -- the dane county sheriff's office is searching for an awol inmate.
19-year-old michael duarte is supposed to be serving a probation sentence with work release.
He'd been denied a transfer to the sauk county jail -but he never reported back to dane county.
His last known address is in the lake delton area..
Anyone with information should call 911.
Corrections officers might have falsified reports saying they checked on jeffrey epstein the night before his apparent suicide.
A source says the surveillence video showed guards never made some of the checks noted in the prison log.
Federal investigators are trying to determine how and why he was able to take his own life.
The warden at that jail has been temporarily reassigned... and two guards were placed on administrative leave.
A friend of the dayton, ohio gunman will be in court later today... as officials hope to learn more about what started the mass shooting that killed 9 people.
A primary focus of the investigation is the gunman's sister... who was among the first victims that night.
Text-messages indicate that connor betts knew his sister megan was heading to that spot... but they can't say if he knowingly targeted her.
Walmart is removing around one-thousand third-party items from its website... that it says violates company policy.
The superstore chain was critized for selling pro-gun t-shirts and guns after the recent mass shooting in an el paso walmart.
As of this morning... shirts saying "gun control is being able to hit your target" and "i plead the second" are still for sale online.
Wayne murphy will be back in court for day-3 in the trial against him... for a crash involving a school-bus full of kids.
The semi-truck driver is accused of using prescription drugs before he ran into that bus, which was pulled over on the interstate for mechanical issues.
The trial is eected to run through the end of the week.
Today: mostly cloudy and cool with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. high: 70 wind: 8-15 mph tonight: mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an evening shower or thunderstorm, then becoming partly cloudy with patchy fog possible toward morning.
Low: 57 wind: light and variable thursday: partly sunny and pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms at night).
High: 76 wind: w/nw 5-10 mph thursday night: becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. low: 58 wind: light se friday: variable cloudiness with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. high: 78 wind: se 6-12 mph it's estimated parents will spend almost 700-dollars sending their kids back to school this year... according to the national retail federation.
And we've been sharing simple ways you can save money all morning long.
The first tip--- spread out your purchases.
Look for when the deals are, and shop then.
If you're picking up bulk deals, divvy them up.
Sibling or friends can easily split that 24-pack of pens or several reams of paper.
And perhaps the best piece of advice... go shopping at home first.
You might be surprised what you find lying around.
We have a full list of money- saving tips on our website, channel 3000 dot com.
At the capitol ... a proposal aimed at hping students with dyslexia only has a few more hurdles to go through before passing the state legislature.
The bill would require the state to create a guidebook on dyslexia... including information about screening processes todentify it, and resources available for parents and teachers.
The bill was passed by the state assembly in june with most democrats voting against it.
Republican lawmakers are circulating a package of bills meant to improve access to mental-health services.
The bills would make matching grant money available for mental health centers and non-profits across the state.
It would also give a tax deduction for psychiatrists who practice in under-served areas.
Wisconsin has the 2nd highest voter turnout rate in the nation.
New numbers out by 24/7 wall street show our state had a 64- point-6 percent turnout for the 2018 midterm election... that was lower than the wisconsin's 2016 presidential election turnout of 70- point-5 percent... which was the second highest on record for the state.
Wisconsin is now part of a multi-state lawsuit challenging the trump administration's decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
Attorney general josh kaul anunced the move yesterday... saying that the rule prolongs the nation's reliance on coal.
The lawsuit alleges that trump's new policy violates the "clean air act."
You have until december 15th to stock up on electronics before they get hit with a 10 percent tariff.
President trump had planned to put the 10 percent tax on chinese imports earlier... but a u-s trade representative has announced that it's been delayed untimid-december.... giving companies like apple time to figure out how to handle extra costs.
A heads up if you want to catch the game between the brewers and twins this afternoon... you'll only be able to watch it on youtube.
The brewers will try to bounce back after another late-inning loss last night.
Losing 7-to-5 against the twins.
First pitch is at 1-10.
6:5 now... let's turn it over to josh timm with a look at your first-alert traffic.
Starting to pick up on the westbound side of the beltline, on and off the brakes near the stoughton road exit and then again near fish hatchery road.
Inbound john nolen getting busier at rimrock and olin ave as you make your wa into downtown.
All lanes of i-39 northbound are back open from a crash earlier near janesville at the hwy 26 exit.
And other routes heading into madison are moving along at the usual speeds.
With your first alert traffic, i'm josh timm a few showers are possible this morning along with more areas of patchy fog.
Temperatures will begin wednesday in the lower 60s.
Today will be mostly cloudy and cool with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; high temperatures will ly top out around 70 degrees.
Any showers and thunderstorms should end early this eveng; skies will then become partly cloudy and some areas of fog may form as low temperatures fall into the upper 50s.
Evening; skies will then become partlyloudy and some areas of fog may form as low temperatures fall into the