ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
63°
Clear
H 65° L 45°
  • cloudy-day
    63°
    Current Conditions
    Clear. H 65° L 45°
  • clear-night
    56°
    Evening
    Clear. H 65° L 45°
  • cloudy-day
    46°
    Morning
    Mostly Cloudy. H 64° L 41°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb news on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb traffic on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb weather on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Monica Perez on Rand Paul

Monica Perez on Rand Paul
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

News

  • Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial.Daniel Black sued the sheriff for having deputies detain him and question him at Milwaukee's airport, but Clarke's taunting social media posts remain the focus of the case. Here's a look at history of the case and the legal issues that will play out in federal court. The trial starts Monday.___THE PLANE CONFRONTATIONClarke and Black were boarding a flight from Dallas to Milwaukee on Jan. 15, 2017 — the day Clarke's beloved Dallas Cowboys were facing the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. The sheriff was clad in Dallas gear without his trademark cowboy hat and Black said he didn't immediately recognize him because of that. He asked Clarke if he was Milwaukee's sheriff, according to his lawsuit, and when Clarke said yes, Black shook his head disapprovingly.Black said he made the gesture because Clarke was supporting a rival team. Clarke, who attracts controversy because of his provocative and brash personality, didn't see the gesture as harmless and asked deputies to meet Black at the airport and question him.___THE AFTERMATHBlack said deputies questioned him for about 15 minutes but didn't cite or arrest him. When Black publicized the encounter and filed his lawsuit, Clarke responded with a series of Facebook posts. Clarke said at the time he 'reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault,' and also posted that the next time someone pulled the same 'stunt on a plane they may get knocked out.' Later, making fun of Black, Clarke wrote on Facebook: 'Cheer up, snowflake ... if Sheriff Clarke were to really harass you, you wouldn't be around to whine about it.'___WHERE THE LAWSUIT STANDSBlack's lawsuit initially made several claims. He contended that Clarke's directive for his deputies to detain him amounted to unconstitutional search and seizure, and that the sheriff's actions violated his due-process rights and infringed on his free speech.But earlier this month, Judge J.P. Stadtmueller dismissed all but one of Black's claims — whether Clarke's Facebook posts were threatening enough to be considered a deterrent to future speech.Stadtmueller said the posts could be interpreted in different ways: On one hand, the posts could be seen as 'intentionally hyperbolic (and juvenile) attempts at mockery and self-promotion' and not intimidating. But, he also said 'the Court cannot say Clarke's posts were so trivial that no jury could find them to be sufficiently threatening.'___WHAT HAPPENS NOWThe trial is expected to last all day Monday. While Black is likely to testify, it's less clear whether Clarke will take the stand.Black wants a jury to award him a compensation amount that they choose for emotional distress and other damages, as well as attorneys' fees.Although Clarke is no longer sheriff, the county is paying his legal bills and ultimately will be liable for any damages. Clarke resigned Aug. 31 to join a political action committee that supports President Donald Trump.
  • On day two of the U.S. government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans would not adopt President Donald Trump’s call for a “nuclear option” to pass a budget with a simple majority, The New York Daily News reported Sunday. >> Read more trending news “The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement to the Daily News. The Senate is set to reconvene at 1 p.m. Sunday. In a tweet Sunday morning Trump had called for the Senate to change the rules on filibusters, which requires a 60 votes to advance a bill. Trump’s “nuclear option” calls for a simple majority of 51 votes. “Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.'s!” Trump tweeted. The government officially shut down just after midnight Saturday when the Senate could not muster enough votes to advance a new spending bill.  Republicans have branded the deadlock the “Schumer Shutdown,” blaming the impasse on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Democrats. meanwhile, have called it the “Trump Shutdown.”
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.'Jumanji' sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing its five-week domestic total to $317 million. Landing in second is Warner Bros.' war drama '12 Strong,' starring Chris Hemsworth. It grossed $16.5 million in its debut weekend.The heist thriller 'Den of Thieves' slots in at third place with an opening weekend of $15.3 million. The STXfilms release stars Gerard Butler and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson.___This story has been updated to correct the title of 'Den of Thieves.
  • One little boy is about to turn 5 and says the best way to celebrate would be with UGA quarterback Jake Fromm. Brantley’s mother posted his video invite on Facebook. Brantley said he loves Georgia football and is having a Georgia-themed party. He and his sister, decked out in Georgia gear, said they want their favorite player to join in on the fun. “Keep the main thing the main thing and come to my birthday party,” Brantley said. The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times. After seeing our story, Jake Fromm tweeted that he would not be able to make the party, but would like to FaceTime with Brantley and his sister in order to be a part of the celebration. 
  • The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease.After 365 days in the Oval Office, Trump has found that his drive to deliver quickly on campaign promises has yielded to the sobering reality of governing — and the prospect of an electoral rebuke in November. Administration aides, outside allies and Republicans on Capitol Hill see the Trump White House continuing to face many of the same challenges it wrestled with last year, with fresh plot twists to boot.Special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election keeps moving ever closer to the Oval Office. The government shutdown highlights the legislative challenges that persist even with Republicans controlling the White House and both the House and Senate, and makes clear the administration's need to more carefully target its political capital on specific agenda items. And the fall elections are shaping up as a referendum on Trump's tenure.'In the second year, you no longer are one-dimensional,' said Ari Fleischer, press secretary when George W. Bush was president. 'There's an inevitable pivot that every administration makes, and that is to recognize that it's no longer about future events and promises, it's now about defending and promoting last year's accomplishments.'No administration comes into office fully ready for the task of leading the government, and Trump's team has taken disruption to a new extreme. Republicans outside the White House are now hoping the Trump administration will be more politically savvy. But the 71-year old president has proved set in his ways, trusting his instincts over the advice of his aides, and there is no reason to expect that won't continue.Yet Trump has been changed by the experiences of the past year, according to aides and outside advisers, most of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss internal dynamics. The president has grown more fearful of leaks. His inner circle of friends is smaller, most recently with the banishment of former chief strategist Steve Bannon. This smaller group of informal advisers has seen Trump favor those who tell him what he likes to hear, according to several people who talk to him regularly. And that, combined with chief of staff John Kelly's determination not to manage the president, is furthering the Trump's impulsive streak.What comes next?Personnel changes are afoot to streamline the West Wing political and legislative affairs teams in preparation for the November elections, and Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are preparing aggressive campaign and fundraising schedules.Despite a booming economy, Trump's approval rating is at historic lows for a first-year president, weighed down by partisan controversy and his own divisive actions and statements. The fall contests represent a make-or-break moment for Trump and could influence his pursuit of a second term, an effort that will begin in earnest next year.GOP lawmakers frame the importance of keeping control of the House and Senate in self-serving terms for Trump: Democratic control would grant subpoena power to the president's fiercest critics.Wary of potentially losing the Senate, the White House plans to continue its aggressive push to appoint conservative judges before Congress breaks for campaign season.For all the legislative ambition of the first year, Trump's second stands to be a more muted affair.Immigration, the sticking point in the current shutdown, stands as the most promising option after the president provoked a crisis by setting up the March 5 expiration of protections for roughly 700,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. He's hoping to use it as leverage to pass his hard-line immigration priorities.Before the State of the Union address Jan. 30, the White House has been preparing much-delayed policy proposals on infrastructure and welfare, but little progress is anticipated as lawmakers have begun turning their focus to their own re-elections.White House officials said Trump is looking forward to spending much of the year promoting his achievements on judicial nominations, deregulation and passage of the tax overhaul.'If year one is about tallying campaign promises,' said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, 'in year two, we can talk about results.'Administration officials pointed to Trump's speech Thursday in Pennsylvania, where he highlighted the benefits of his tax plan, as an example of his efforts to sell his first year to the public.Overseas, many of the same challenges remain. The nuclear threat from North Korea occupies an ever-growing focus inside the West Wing. And while the Islamic State group's foothold in Iraq and Syria has been diminished, Trump is facing new questions about the role of U.S. troops in the region.___Follow Miller on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@ZekeJMiller.