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Thursday Morning Sprint

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Published on September 19, 2019 -
Today marks one year since a workplace shooting at a Middleton software company.
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Thursday Morning Sprint

Morning sprint... as our team gives you more local news than anybody else.

We start with an update to breaking news overnight... a farmer outside belleville is out thousands of dollars in farm equipment -- and around 200 bales of hay -- after a fire early this morning.

Someone driving by called it in -- just after midnight -- along county highway a.

Investigators are still working to find out the cause of that fire -- but they say it is not suspicious.

No one was injured.

A family on madison's west side is waking up somewhere other than home this morning -- after an apartment fire.

The call for that fire came in just before 10 on russett road -- near the madison public library's meadowridge location.

The family's unit was the only one affected by the fire.

No word yet on the extent of the damage.

Today is an alert day flash flood watch until noon for vernon, crawford, richland and grant counties today: variable cloudiness, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the morning.

High: 80 wind: s 6-12 mph tonight: mostly cloudy and mild with patchy fog and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. low: 64 wind: light s middleton police were the first to respond to the workplace shooting at paradigm one year ago today, and this morning, chief chuck foulke issued a call to action for lawmakers.

He exclusively talked to us this morning, citing the need for common sense gun reform, like universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole.

He said shootings have become the new normal and said that is simply unacceptable.

Still, he remains proud of how his officers responded that day.

In the year since, his team has traveled the state- training other local departments.

We will have team coverage one year since the paradigm workplace shooting all day long here on news 3 now.

The "wisconsin coalition for gun safety" rallied on the steps of the capitol yesterday... to call for stricter gun laws.

There are a few proposals working through the state legislature ... including one that would require universal background checks those that spoke in support of the bill say the laws need to change... while opponents say there instead should be a focus on mental health.

Loved ones say they'll continue to seek justice in a deadly police shooting in racine county.

This after a mount pleasant police sergeant will not face charges for the death of 18- year-old tyrese west... hundreds of rallyers stood on the steps of the racine county courthouse yesterday... demanding justice west's family say they plan on taking the case to federal court.

There's a powerful new public-service- announcement out... produced from the families of students killed at sandy hook elementary.

It starts out like any other back-to-school commercial... until shots ring out and children start running.

The people behind the ad say the p-s-a is separate from politics... and that keeping kids safe is not a partisan issue.

U-s hostage negotiator robert o'brien will be president trump's new national security adviser.

This comes a week after the president fired john bolton... citing disagreements on multiple issues.

O'brien was sent by trump to help free u-s rapper 'asap rocky' from a swedish prison earlier this year.

Cbs news is reporting -- the attack on saudi arabia's oil facilities was approved by iran's supreme leader... but only on the condition that it be carried out in a way where iran could deny involvement.

President trump says he's planning on putting new sanctions on iran... so far he hasn't committed to a military response.

Secretary-of- state mike pompeo called the attack an "act of war" by iran.

Canadian prime minister justin trudeau is apologizing for a yearbook photo showing him wearing brown-face makeup at a costume party in 2001.

Time magazine posted the photo... saying it was published in the yearbook from a private school in british columbia where trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.

Trudeau said the photo of him was taken at the school's annual dinner... which he said had an "arabian nights" theme.

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

The westbound beltline has brakelights starting at stoughton road to west broadway, elsewhere moving at the posted speed limit.

And no major issues on john nolen, just some short lines at the intersections.

With your first alert traffic, i'm jason stone today is an alert day flash flood watch until noon for vernon, crawford, richland and grant counties today: variable cloudiness, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the morning.

High: 80 wind: s 6-12 mph tonight: mostly cloudy and mild with patchy fog and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. low: 64 wind: light s

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