Your morning news now... c-b-s news is reporting ... saudi arabia will directly blame iran today for those weekend drone strikes on major oil facilities.
At this hour ... u-s secretary of state mike pompeo is on his way to saudi arabia ... to discuss how to respond.
Iran maintains ... it was not behind the attacks that impacted five- percent of the world's daily oil production.
According to the saudi arabian energy minister ... half of the production cut has already been restored.
Parts of texas and louisiana could get ten- inches of rain over the next few days.
Tropical depression imelda' ( ) made landfall yesterday in eastern texas.
Experts say the main threat is flooding.
But dry ground will help soak up some of the heavy rainfall.
((ad lib weather)) "motive isn't theft, isn't robbery... it just appears that it was an altercation that escalated to a point where someone was tragically killed as a result."
Police in the milwaukee area continue looking for suspects in the deadly stabbing of an onalaska man.
Ryan sorensen was stabbed in west allis early sunday morning.
Investigators are looking for two people seen on surveillance video ... bicycling in the area at the time.
Police are asking people to check their home security footage.
"this is the first time in 10-years that the state has created new, fulltime ... district attorney positions and boy, are they needed.
Wisconsin governor tony evers announced yesterday ... which counties will be getting new assistant district attorney' positions ... funded in the newest state budget.
La crosse and eau claire counties are each getting two fulltime positions to help manage caseloads.
Monroe... chippewa... and jackson counties will each get one.
Wisconsin senate majority leader scott fitzgerald is running for congress.
He announced yesterday ... he is joining the race for the fifth district seat ... which congressman jim sensenbrenner is retiring from next year.
So far... the only other candidate to officially enter the race is democrat tom palzewicz ... who lost to sensenbrenner in the last election.
Longtime political commentator and journalist cokie roberts has died.
A-b-c news' announced her death yesterday.
During her long career... roberts won countless awards ... was inducted into the broadcasting and cable hall of fame' ... and was named a "living legend" by the library of congress back in 2008.
She was 75 years old.
Happening today in la crosse... we'll find out who will be the parade marshals for the oktoberfest torchlight and maple leaf parades.
Be sure to watch our evening newscasts to learn about the newest members of the 20-19 royal family.
Speaking of oktoberfest ... here is today's medallion hunt clue.
It's number three: "bohemians, poles, germans and others from europe, all found opportunities in the new country with lots of hope; a former festmaster was the first customer at the neighborhood grocery store, nearly seven decades later helped the franchise close the door."
Looking ahead to your weekend ... the schultz family's annual corn maze opens saturday.
This year's maze is modeled after the logo for the wounded warriors project' ... an organization that works with injured service members and their families.
Location and ticket info is posted on news eight- thousand dot com.'
Today we will see a mix of sun and clouds.
Slight chance of showers and t- storms later this morning into the midday hours north and west.
Warm and breezy today with highs in the low-mid 80s.
Mild and muggy tonight with showers and t- storms likely.
Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Lows in the upper 60s.
More clouds than sun thursday with a slight chance of showers and