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Monday Morning Sprint

Monday Morning Sprint

It won’t be quite as warm Monday as it was over the weekend, but there’s still plenty of sun to look forward to.

The Baraboo community is continuing its effort to heal after a controversial photo went viral.

That leads off today's Morning Sprint.


Monday Morning Sprint

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

Chris says it won't be quite as warm today as it was this weekend ... but there's still plenty of sun to look forward to.

And josh spreiter is in baraboo... where the community there is continuing its effort to heal... following that controversial prom photo.

But first... the green cab taxi company is cutting back on its hours after its drivers were victims in four muggings... over a period of 36 hours this weekend.

Between friday and saturday... those drivers were threatened... some with guns to their head, one with a weapon held to their neck.

The owners decided it was no longer safe for any of them to be out on the roads over the weekend.

Green cab is now only doing scheduled rides between six in the morning to seven at night... until it can figure out a solution.

Madison police have now responded to at least 9 armed robbery cases in the last week... there have been roughly 18 crimes related to robberies this month ... about 5 more than this time last year.

We've seen a total of 276 robberies reported this year ... that's more than 30 more than all of last year.

I'm josh spreiter live in baraboo - where tonight the community is beginning the healing process and uniting under a new community action plan.

This of course all comes after the prom photo showing what appeared to be students giving a nazi salute went viral.

Baraboo community leaders and school district officials have events planned this week to help the community move forward.

The first is tonight where students and community members will have an opportunity to hear a message of forgiveness and compassion.

The conversation will be happening starting at 7:30 at the al ringling theatre.

Tomorrow... there's a presentation exclusively for students at the school.

Madison city officials are getting closer to finishing a plan for the former oscar mayer site.

The state journal reports...the oscar mayer strategic assessment should be completed sometime next year.

The report outlines objectives for the area...a 72- acre triangular patch of land bound by sherman, packers and aberg avenues... it includes things like maintaining cost of nearby housing to prevent displacement, taking advantage of current infrastructure already in place, and prioritizing the needs of local business.

The report needs to be adopted by city council, before a detailed special area plan is created ... which could take until the second half of next year.

We're getting a look at what the new alliant energy center campus could look like after 300-million dollars of renovations there.

That master plan includes a new and improved exhibition hall... upgrades to the coliseum... and a new, centralized plaza with space to host events.

The changes would support an estimated 14- hundred new full-time jobs... but the county has not budgeted for the project yet.

An oversight committee will talk about its final recommendation s this afternoon.

Today is the deadline to apply federal aid if your home or business was damaged in august's flood.

Fema says it's received more than 17-hundred applications for aid in wisconsin so far.

Statewide ... damages from this summer's flooding totaled close to a quarter of a billion dollars.

People in dane ... sauk ... richland ... juneau and marquette counties are among those eligible to apply for assistance.

You can do that online at 'disaster assistance dot gov.'

Today: mostly sunny and a little colder.

High: 34 wind: nw 8-15 mph tonight: mostly clear skies.

Low: 22 wind: light nw congress has just da to pass a budget... before the government is partially shut down again.

That would happen midnight friday into saturday.

The white house once again demanded that funding bill include 5-billion dollars for a wall along the u-s mexico border.

But some lawmakers say there there aren't enough votes for it in the house or the senate.

That would affect about a quarter of federal departments and agencies.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees may be furloughed until a deal is reached.

We're waiting to find out what a federal court decision ruling the affordable care act as unconstitutiona l means -- for about twenty million people.

The ruling came late friday ... just a day before the saturday deadline to sign up for coverage for the next year.

A federal judge in texas ruled the individual mandate ... was unconstitutiona l.

The affordable care act will remain in place as the case continues to make its way through the court system... that could take anywhere between several months to several years to resolve.

A new report shows while drinking is still the most common form of substance abuse among teens ... vaping is on the rise.

The survey from the university of michigan shows the most popular vaping products for teens are flavored... followed by nicotine substances... and then marijuana.

Vaping nearly doubled among high school seniors.

It's now the second highest form of substance abuse... behind alcohol.

Amazon is extending its free shipping for the holidays... even if customers don't have a prime account.

The promotion was slated to end this past weekend, but it will now end tomorrow...that' s december 18th.

For prime members, the company also announced it's expanding its list of cities offering same day and one day shipping.

For those still procrastinating, orders placed before noon on christmas eve will arrive by 9- pm if you have prime.

A madison brewery that lost almost 10- thousand dollars in a burglary is getting some help from fellow brewers.

Someone broke into rockhound brewing on park street earlier this month and stole a safe.

'working draft' just off willy street is donating a dollar from every beer they sell today in their tap room to rockhound's recovery efforts.

The green bay packers are now guaranteed to have a second straight losing season for the first time in almost 30 years after their 24- to-17 loss to the chicago bears.

That loss also knocked them out of playoff contention.

It's the first time since 2006 the team has missed the playoffs in back-to-back years.

Aaron rodgers' streak of passes without an interception came to an end late in the fourth quarter.

The packers are now oh-and-7 away from lambeau this year.

They have one last chance to get a road win this upcoming sunday in new york against the jets.

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

Good morning... delays forming on the westbound beltline from park out to todd drive with the heaviest around fish hatchery.

Plan on adding about up to five minutes on your drive.

Eastbound still clear of delays.

Downtown seeing some back-ups: both directions of john nolen at north shore, west wash and south broom, king and south webster, and east gorham and wisconsin avenue all backed up.

Your drive times are slowing a bit with the back-ups on the westbound beltline and downtown starting to wake up plan on giving yourself an extra 5-10 minutes extra behind the wheel.

With first alert traffic, i'm jason ryan.

Today: mostly sunny and a little colder.

High: 34 wind: nw 8-15 mph tonight: mostly clear skies.

Low: 22

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