Thursday Morning Sprint

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Published on March 7, 2019 -

Thursday Morning Sprint

Clear skies Thursday morning come with more cold temperatures.

Counselors talk about help for anyone struggling with gambling, especially during March Madness.

That leads off today's Morning Sprint.


Thursday Morning Sprint

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

The sunrise shots have been nothing short of spectacular today... but haddie says clear skies comes with more cold.

Weeks out from march madness... counselors want you to know there's help for anyone who struggles with gambling.

But we start with developing news that madison-based medical- software giant "epic" has put its app-store on hold ... due to privacy concerns.

C-n-b-c reports new developers haven't been allowed to join the "app orchard" store since december.

Epic confirmed the hold was temporary -- and related to security and privacy concerns with some third-party developers.

In northern virginia... a federal judge will sentence former trump- campaign chairman paul manafort today.

He's charged with failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income he earned from consulting in the ukraine.

Those charges stemmed from special counsel robert mueller's investigation into russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Prosecutors argue manafort should spend up to 25 years in prison on top of as millions of dollars in fines and restitution.

This is video just into the channel 3000 alert center this morning -- of a drunk driving crash that damaged the arby's over on east washington avenue.

It happened around 3-30 this morning.

Officers say the 26-year-old driver failed to negotiate a turn ... and crashed into the building.

Nobody was inside at the time.

The name of the driver hasn't been released yet.... but we know it's his first o-w-i offense.

The man accused of hitting and killing a lake mills fire captain on the beltline on new years eve... is expected to have an initial appearance in court today... but not on drunk driving charges.

According to court documents... 28- year-old samuel cremers is now charged with knowingly operating while suspended causing death.

He was facing a tentative charge of homicide by intoxicated use... but his lawyer told news 3 now he blew a .079 during a breathalyzer test... which is below wisconsin's legal limit to drive 0:58 " i saw a fairly severe open, meaning the bones are going through the skin, ankle fracture" 1:05 this winter, s- s-m health e-r doctor eric snell says he's seen about double the number of falls he normally checks out -- due to people slipping on ice.

He recommends keeping an eye out for icy spots that haven't been sanded or salted -- and just avoiding them.

The city of madison says they have sand down on major sidewalk corners -- that you can take an put down for grit.

Today: partly sunny and cold.

High: 24 wind: light and variable tonight mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow; any accumulation less than one inch.

Low: 14 wind: light e before it does finally warm up around here... the state's asking everyone to take a close look at your flood insurance policy... before that becomes a problem.

Fema predicts wisconsin's flood risk will be well above- normal over the next couple months.

The insurance commission says even if you purchase flood insurance... it doesn't go into effect for 30 days... so now's the time to make sure you have the appropriate coverage.

March is gambling addiction awareness month... and local counselors, hospitals, and even the wisconsin lottery are helping raise awareness to get people the help they need.

Living in madison, we're lucky to have access to a variety of treatment options for people living with addiction.

But for people in addiction... the hardest part is acknowledging there's a problem.

Counselors say you know a behavior has crossed over into an addicton when you think about that behavior constantly and the act itself is no longer enough.

They say genuinely and calmly expressing concern is the first step you should take with anyone experiencing the disease.

For a list of local centers that offer help... visit channel 3000 dot com.

First responders are working on a plan to get emergency vechiles back on madeline island... after an explosion leveled the only fire department and ambualnce service there.

There were no injuries in the explosion -- just before 3 yesterday morning.

Seven fire trucks and two ambulances were lost in the fire... there's no word yet on what caused it.

Well-known child abduction survivor and advocate elizabeth smart will be in barron, wisconsin next week... to help that community move forward from jayme closs's kidnapping.

Smart was 14 when she was taken from her salt lake city home back in 2002.

She plans use her experience to talk about moving forward in barron... a couple months after 13-year-old jayme closs escaped captivity.

Smart will host a town hall- style meeting at the barron area community center on march 15th.

R-and-b singer r kelly is in jail this morning for 161-thousand- dollars in missed child support payments.

Kelly's publicist says he doesn't have that money... because he can't work.

This comes after kelly was charged with sexual assault last month... for abusing four women...three of whom were underage.

You can catch gayle king's interview with the two women who currently live with the singer -- and are defending him...coming up on cbs this morning.

In janesville... a new federal report shows craig high school and marshall middle school need "targeted support and improvement" in order to deal with racial disparities in grades and attendance.

That's according to the janesville gazette.

The report also says adams elementary and edison middle school need support and improvement when it comes to outcomes for students with disabilities.

The district has three years to improve those statistics.

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

Dealing with a crash on inbound east washington blocking a lane at blount street involving multiple vehicles.

Delays are growing in that area.

No delays showing up yet on the beltline in either direction.

Inbound john nolen tapping the brakes at rimrock and olin ave moving into downtown and other main routes heading into madison are moving along at the usual speeds with no crashes or delays.

With your first alert traffic, i'm josh timm today: partly sunny and cold.

High: 24 wind: light and variable tonight mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow; any accumulation less than one inch.

Low: 14 wind: light

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