Here’s how social media covered yesterday’s shooting at the Temple in Oak Creek. Here’s our storify timeline we created: (just click on the icon-box)
We continue to follow breaking news out of Madison this morning. Emergency crews are investigating a home explosion that occurred around 4:45 a.m. at 413 S. Midvale Blvd. We are told at least 2 people (adult children) have been taken to UW Hospital. Four people were in the home at the time of the explosion (father, mother & two adult sons). The father and mother have been taken to the hospital by Madison police to be with their children. NBC15 reporter Tim Elliott says there was a smell of natural gas in the area when he arrived at the scene. (Note: natural gas normally is odorless. But a scent is often added to the gas so people will recognize it immediately). There is no word yet on the victim’s injuries, or any estimate of damage to the home. MG&E crews have arrived on the scene to evaluated the situation.
Thanks to Mark Hussong who sent us this photo from this morning’s hotel fire in Wisconsin Dells. Details: Firefighters battled an early morning fire at the Carousel Inn and Suites. Multiple fire departments were called to the 1000 block of Wisconsin Dells Parkway just after 2:00 a.m. The Carousel Inn & Suites is located on the strip — directly across the street from Noah’s Ark. Everyone got out safely. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning.
The beer and brat cookout at the Governor’s mansion is now underway. Governor Walker pledged to hold the event the evening he won the recall election as a way to bring Republicans and Democrats together. The event is closed to the media. Protesters have gathered outside the gate. Here’s a photo from the scene.
Plenty of Wisconsin food and beverages will be on the menu today when Gov. Scott Walker hosts his so-called “brat summit.” He’s invited members from both political parties to join him at a cookout —- hoping the event will help him mend some fences.
It is election day in Wisconsin — the historic recall election is now underway. @Katelyn11 tweeted us this photo (half-hour wait at McKee Meriter Clinic) How long are the lines at your polling location?
The “World’s Largest Brat Fest” kicks off today at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To kick-off the event, it’s “Take Your Brat To Work Day.” Here’s a behind-the-scene photo from NBC15’s The Morning Show.
What were you doing at the age of 16? Well, a Monona teen just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Marquette Law School released its latest poll this afternoon. Governor Scott Walker leads Tom Barrett 50% to 44% among likely voters. The poll found 37% like what Walker has done as Governor; 38% don’t like what he’s done; 22% said they like what he’s done, not how he’s done it. We have the story posted at NBC15.com.