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What you need to know: Tuesday

Published On: Jul 08 2014 06:04:30 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 07:17:41 AM CDT

Adam Schrager

Bielema property

It's Tuesday, July 8 and here is your day ahead:

In local news...

WEATHER: A more comfortable day today with partly sunny skies and a little less humid. A few showers could pop up, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 70s. Full forecast 

1. HEROIN

Heroin is a growing problem in Dane County, but where is it all coming from? Three people are in custody following an extensive drug investigation. Those taken into custody traveled down to Chicago to pick up heroin and told police they used some on the drive back home. Dane County Narcotics Unit officials say most of the heroin is coming from Chicago, and dealers are changing the way they do business. More people are carrying fewer grams, making it harder to find them and bring them to justice. Full story

2. BRET BIELEMA

Former UW football coach Bret Bielema will likely have to pay more in property taxes on his Lake Waubesa home. The house was assessed at $809,000, but it's currently listed for about $2.2 million. Town of Dunn's Board of Review is holding a hearing on the matter today. Bielema has stressed he and his wife have done nothing wrong and that no favors have been done for him. He says if his taxes are raised, he will pay them. Full story

3. VERONA ROAD PROJECT

The fate of dozens of road projects across the country, including Madison's Verona road construction, could be in jeopardy. The federal highway trust fund is predicted to dry up by the end of August. Lawmakers are trying to come up with new ways to fund highway construction. The DOT secretary says if funding slows down or shuts off, Wisconsin will make it until the end the September before projects may be affected. Full story

4. UBER AND LYFT

Uber, car taxi service app 10 days. That's how long Uber and Lyft have to come in compliance with the city’s ordinances. Madison's Attorney sent a letter to the companies with the ultimatum. It came as a surprise to Madison Alder Scott Resnick, who has been involved in negotiations with Uber and Lyft. Resnick said this decision may undermine the progress being made. Full story

In national news... 

1. MIDEAST TENSIONS

No let up: Rockets fly as tensions soar between Israel and Hamas. Hamas said there were dozens of Israeli airstrikes across Gaza overnight. Israel is calling it "Operation Protective Edge." The Israeli military has already called up several hundred reservists and is prepared to add 1,500 more, a spokesman said. The escalation in violence started with the deaths of three Israeli teens and the killing of a Palestinian youth, possibly in retaliation for their deaths. Full story

2. STERLING

Donald, Shelly Sterling One on one: The Sterlings - Donald and Shelly - are back in court today. They're duking it out over who controls the Los Angeles Clippers and who has the right to sell the NBA team. Shelly Sterling negotiated a $2 billion deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion after she had her husband declared mentally incapacitated. The court will have to decide if she followed proper procedure in doing that. Full story

3. CHICAGO VIOLENCE

Bullets fly: Chicago's police superintendent lashed out after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 60 people shot and nine killed. He put the blame squarely on what he called lax state and federal gun laws. This year, as of June 29, Chicago police had recorded 880 shooting incidents, an average of nearly five a day. Full story

4. NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT

Final ruling in November: A federal judge approved Monday a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by thousands of former NFL players against the National Football League. The settlement will provide eligible retired players with baseline neurological exams and include monetary awards for diagnoses of ALS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and early and moderate dementia. There is no cap on the amount of funds available to pay these monetary awards and all valid claims will be paid in full for 65 years. Full story

5. IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Immigration protestors In the crosshairs: The Obama administration has a full-blown crisis on its hands as thousands of undocumented immigrants crowd the U.S.-Mexico border. Especially troubling is the high number of children which poses logistical problems as border patrol officers try to cope with the onslaught. Republicans are making political hay with this and even a few Democrats have had harsh words for how the White House is handling things. Full story

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