What you need to know: Friday

What you need to know: Friday
Angela Girton

It’s Friday, May 29 and here is your day ahead:

In local news…

WEATHER: Today will be variably cloudy, breezy, warm, and more humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, early this morning and again later this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and lower 80s. Full forecast 


Family says body found: After a nearly two-month search, the family of 5-year-old Angela Girton says her body has been found in the Wisconsin River. The Richland County Sheriff says a man made the discovery near the Port Andrew shore yesterday afternoon. That’s about 16 miles west from where she presumably drowned after falling into the water near a Gotham boat dock on April 6. More on this story


3 in 30 minutes: Beloit police are investigating three shootings that happened within a 30 minute span last night. Two happened on the city’s west side, the other on the east side. Police say a young male was critically injured. A few homes and vehicles were also damaged during the shootings. Several suspects were arrested and police say there is no threat to the public this morning. More on this story


Final draft: The joint finance committee will be busy finalizing its version of the state budget today. Major decisions affecting the University of Wisconsin, how to pay for roads and a popular land conservation program were slated to be voted on starting today. It’s the last planned meeting before the committee sends the two-year spending plan on to the legislature for debate next month.


2nd victim?: A former coach accused of having a sexual relationship with one of the students he was coaching denied knowing another victim who says she was assaulted when she was a teenager. West High School girls basketball coach Shelton M. Kingcade, 43, has been suspended since Feb. 25 as the Madison Metropolitan School District investigates the allegations against him, Madison police said. He appeared in court Thursday for an initial appearance. More on this story


Get your pink: Race day is almost here! If you’re heading out to Willow Island on Saturday, then join our WISC-TV Race for the Cure team! The entire News 3 team will be there to walk along survivors and their loved ones. News 3 is also broadcasting live from the race sharing a 90-minute special highlighting survivor stories, and the impact Susan G. Komen has on the Madison community. The special will air from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday. More on this story

In national news…


A shoe-in: This has been a rocky week for FIFA. Word soccer’s governing body is under siege with allegations of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Still, little is likely to change at the top, at least not right away. Sepp Blatter is the odds-on favorite to continue his 17-year reign as FIFA president in today’s election. Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan is his only remaining challenger and he doesn’t have enough support to unseat Blatter. More on this story


Out of words: Now it’s happened twice in two years. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended in a tie. Vanya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old from Olathe, Kansas, and 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri, were declared co-champions. Why a tie? Simply put, they ran out of words. There weren’t enough of them left on the competition’s list for them to keep facing off until only one was left standing. More on this story


New clues: Police aren’t convinced, but 10 years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch man says he knows where to find her. Jurriën de Jong said the teen’s body is buried in a crawl space at a Marriott vacation property in Aruba. According to de Jong, he was near Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club when he saw a young man drag a young woman by her ankles into the crawl space and then close it up. De Jong said he didn’t tell police about it, because he was involved in “illegal activities” at the time. More on this story


Flexing his muscles: Vladimir Putin makes moves that make other world leaders take note — and this week has been a busy one for him. In the last five days, the Russian President has appeared to particularly pick up the pace — a massive surprise military exercise near NATO borders; new repressive laws and lashing comments against the U.S. investigation against soccer world governing body FIFA. More on this story


Rally planned: Hundreds could show up for tonight’s “Freedom of Speech” rally outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It’s a confrontational move. A Prophet Mohammed drawing contest is part of the event. The two gunmen who shot up another cartoon contest in Texas this month attended the Arizona mosque for a time. More on this story