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Monday Morning Sprint

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Published on May 6, 2019 -

Monday Morning Sprint

The rain is back this morning in southern Wisconsin.

We are also discussing a new program designed to help cut down on food waste.

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Monday Morning Sprint

It's 6:5 .... time for the morning sprint.

After a really nice weekend ... the rain is back this morning.

Haddie has the details in her first alert forecast.

And keely arthur is on madison's east side ... featuring some ugly fruit -- that could help cut down on food waste.

But we start in sun prairie ... where one person is dead ... and multiple people are out of their homes... after a fire at an apartment building overnight.

It happened just after 9, on south bird street ... just off west main.

Crews were on the scene within two minutes of the call... and but arrived to see flames already showing... from a second-story unit.

One person was reportedly trapped inside... but crews were able to get them out.

This morning ... one person was found dead on the second floor.

We have more on this story up on channel 3000 dot com.

Three people are dead and another person is still missing this morning after a silicon factory explosion in illinois.

Two of those victims were from wisconsin.

It happened friday night -- at a-b specialty silicones - about 40 miles north of chicago.

Yesterday afternoon - rescue workers recovered the body of one of two people missing.

One more body is believed to be located in the rubble of the plant.

Investigators have narrowed down the cause of a deadly plane fire in russia to three possibilities -- inexperienced pilots ... equipment failure ... or bad weather.

The bodies of more than 40 victims were recovered this morning.

Nearly 40 others survived the fire ... which started after an emergency landing in moscow.

The pilots had to turn back to moscow after taking off... after running into problems once they were in the air.

The u-s is sending an aircraft carrier and bombing task force to the middle east ... in response to what the white house says are 'troubling' warnings from iran.

The u-s-s abraham lincoln is being moved to the u-s central command region in the middle east.

National security adviser john bolton says it's intended to be a message to iran that any attack on u-s interests or allies will be met with quote ... 'unrelenting force.'

Bolton says while the u-s does not want war with iran ... they're prepared to respond to any threat.

President trump's former lawyer is headed to jail today.

Michael cohen is scheduled to report to a prison in new york ... serving a three-year sentence.

Cohen was supposed to start his sentence in early march ... but his attorneys were able to get that pushed back as he testified against the president in closed-door sessions with lawmakers.

Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion ... false statements to a bank ... and campaign finance violations for hush money payments he made on behalf of president trump.

Today: mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly this morning.

High: 58 wind: ne 8-15 mph tonight: mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.

Low: 40 wind: ne 5-10 mph at the state capitol - some republican lawmakers are making a new push to curtail abortion in wisconsin ahead of the 2020 election.

The most prominent -- is a measure that would require doctors to care for children born alive during abortion attempts.

The bills have almost no chance of getting past democratic governor tony evers -- but could re- energize the republican base... heading to next year's elecitons.

Last month in green bay - the president voiced his support for the so-called "born-alive" bill lawmakers are hoping new legislation could help fire departments across the state recruit and retain firefighters.

Senator patrick testin is working on a proposal to give tax incentives to folks who volunteer in those positions.

Tax credits would help reimburse volunteers for equipment, training and travel expenses... new members would get tax credits when they join the departments... and those would increase after five years... to help fuel rentention.

It's been nearly 10 years since a wisconsin governor has issued a pardon ... but that could change under governor evers.

Tonight only on news 3 now... political reporter rose schmidt brings us a one-on-one interview with the governor to learn more about his plans.

We'll also bring you the story of a madison man who is asking the governor to wipe his record clean.

You can find that story tonight on news 3 now at ten.

There's a new way to fight food waste, combat climate change, save money, and increase your fruit and veggie intake - and you don't need to leave the house to do it.

A san francisco-based food delivery company that sources and sells oddly shaped or blemished fruits and vegetables, recently expanded its service to the madison area can now sign up for weekly deliveries of customizable boxes filled with greens, gourds and grapes that, for cosmetic reasons, never make it from the farm to the store.

6:5 now... let's turn it over to jason stone with a look at your first-alert traffic.

Only a minor delay westbound between stoughton road to monona drive on the beltline, a stalled vehicle was just reported north of the stoughton road interchange.

Otherwise motorists are near or at the posted speed limit on the beltline.

No issues on john nolen, expect brakelights at north shore drive.

With your first alert traffic, i'm jason stone today: mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly this morning.

High: 58 wind: ne 8-15 mph tonight: mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.

Low: 40 wind: ne 5-10 mph

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