Wednesday Morning Sprint

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Published on September 11, 2019 -
Today marks 18 years since many lives were lost on 9/11.

Wednesday Morning Sprint

It's 6:5 .... time for the morning sprint as our team brings you everything you need to know before you head out the door.

We start with ceremonies across the country... to mark the 18-th anniversary of 9-11.

On that day... nearly three- thousand people were killed in coordinated attacks... in new york, the pentagon, and pennsylvania.

More have since died... following exposure to debris and toxins from the twin towers.

Today... ceremonies will be held across the country... and in new york at ground zero.

Flags are at half-staff across the state this morning -- to commemorate the 18-th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

Governor evers signed an executive order this week to bring wisconsin's flags down to half-staff.

Members of the governor's administration will be participating in service events today... as part of a state day of service and remembrance.

You can remember the fallen today by taking part it madison fire's and police...remembe rance event at 8 a.m.

Here at the the madison fire departments station.

Chief koval and chief davis will speak.... you can also give blood at this location... for the annual ' never forget blood' drive the red cross is expereincing a shortage in blood and platelet donations so this is a great way to give back.

Madison college -- also honoring the victims and survivors of 9- 11... they're holding a ceremony starting at 11-30 this morning... in the protective services center.

The college will also display nearly 3- thousand american flags... along with a memorial wall with the names of victims... outside the health education building on the traux campus.

The event is open to the public.

Today: mostly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing.

High: 80 wind: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms. low: 64 wind: e 5-10 mph breaking overnight... crews are surveying damage in sioux falls, south dakota ... after a tornado touched down there.

The national weather service says it happened just before midnight.

Winds of more than 100 miles per hour were reported.

There are multiple reports of building collapses and roofs being torn off buildings this morning.

So far there are no confirmed reports of injuries.

President trump says he will name a new national security director next week... to replace john bolton.

The president cited policy disagreements with bolton... who submitted a resignation letter just two sentences long.

Some lawmakers believe the split came down to a personality conflict.

We're expecting to hear from more witnesses at the trial of father william nolan later today... nolan faces six felony counts of second- degree sexual assault of a child.

Nolan's attorney is arguing that the accuser's story keeps changing... using multiple examples of differences between what he told the jury and what he told a detective.

Madison police are working to find who's responsible for stealing 16 laptops and cash from a community center.

Staff at the bridge lake point - waunona neighborhood center found the break-in around 8 yesterday morning.

Police say a window screen was missing... and they think that's how the intruder got in.

M-p-d's burglary crime unit is investigating.

Students and faculty are looking for answers... after a body was found at a milwaukee middle school yesterday morning.

Emergency responders were called to west milwaukee intermediate school around 7 in the morning... where they found the body of a man in his 40s.

Right now, it's not considered a suspicious death.

The medical examiner is conducting an investigation.

The 5-year-old boy ejected from a car that crashed into a dump truck in the town of magnolia... has broken bones and bruised lungs... but will be ok.

The 29-year-old driver of that car was on the phone and could've been distracted by that or the kids... but we probably won't know what made her miss the stop sign.

Uw-madison says it's gotten less than 1-percent of the 100- million dollars -- that foxconn pledged... to help fund engineering and innovation research on campus.

Progress has been slow since the world's leading electronics manufacturer made the promise last august... only 700- thousand dollars has been received by the university.

A uw spokesperson says the money is being used for a sponsored engineering research project.

Foxconn declined to comment.

Water will now cost more for some residents in rock county... water bills in the city of janesville will rise 53-percent... starting around the new year.

That comes out to around an eight-dollar-a- month increase.

The tax increase is expected to raise around 3- point-5 million dollars for the city... which will use the money to pay to replace aging water mains.

Some of hy-vee's mealtime asian entrees are being recalled.

The store is voluntarilly pulling them off the shelves after discovering the liquid egg used to make the fried rice contains milk-- which is not declared on the product label.

Those products are in wisconsin stores.

The newly-signed patriots wide receiver antonio brown -- is denying rape allegations from a former trainer.

That woman filed a lawsuit in florida... claiming brown sexually assaulted her three times.

Brown's attorney is caling the suit a quote "money grab" and described the interactions as a "consensual personal relationship."

The brewers are now just one game behind the cubs in the wildcard race... but if they're going to make the playoffs ... they'll have to do it without their best player.

Christian yelich suffered a broken knee cap in last night's game ... after hitting a foul ball off his knee in the first inning.

The team announced after the game he'll be out for the rest of the season.

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

Today: mostly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing.

High: 80 wind: s 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms. low: 64 wind: e 5-10 mph

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