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Wednesday Morning Sprint

Wednesday Morning Sprint

Haddie is talking about the chance for flurries today.

People are remembering a Lake Mills fire captain who was killed in a crash on New Year’s Eve.

That leads off today's Morning Sprint.

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Wednesday Morning Sprint

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

Haddie is talking about the chance for flurries on your wednesday.

Christina lorey is live at the lake mills fire department ... where people are remembering a fire captain killed in a crash on new year's eve.

That crash happened on the beltline at around 7 monday night, near the monona drive exit.

Authorities say captain chris truman got out of his car to help someone else who crashed in the snowy conditions when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

That driver ... 28-year-old samuel cremers of columbus ... was arrested on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

He's in the dane county jail this morning waiting for his first court appearance.

We are awaiting a press conference from officers here at the lake mills fire department this morning... where we expect to learn more about the death of captain truman.

The captain was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver, as he got out of his car who crashed on the snow- covered beltline monday night.

Captain truman is being remembered as a hero, who sacrificed his own life to save another.

The family of the woman who truman helped save says he will always be an angel in their eyes.

An 81-year-old woman is recovering in the hospital...after her car was hit by a suspected drunk driver overnight near east towne mall.

Madison police say 47-year-old chad martin was driving the wrong way down east washington avenue and crashed head-on into a car driven by an elderly couple before running from the scene.

He was later arrested at his mother's house.

The woman suffered multiple broken bones and other serious injuries.

One person is dead... and others, hurt this morning... after a crash shut down highway 26 near the johnson creek outlet mall for nearly 6 hours yesterday.

Investigators say an s-u-v was turning onto 26... when it was hit by a semi.

One passenger in the s-u-v died at the scene.

Medflight took other patients to area hospitals... but police haven't said how many other people were involved... or how bad their injuries are.

Overseas... six people are dead and 16 injured after a train accident this morning in denmark.

It happened on the great belt bridge -- that links two danish islands.

Officials say debris from a freight train hit a commuter train on the way to copenhagen during a heavy storm.

Police say there was considerable damage, but they are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Today: mostly cloudy and seasonably cold with scattered flurries or light snow showers, any accumulation less than ".

High: 25 wind: sw 8-15 mph tonight: becoming partly cloudy and cold.

Low: 16 wind: sw 6-12 mph leaders from both parties are expected to meet with president trump to talk about border security... as we move into day 12 of the government shutdown.

Presumptive house speaker nancy pelosi says democrats will re-open the government when they take control tomorrow... but she told her colleagues that their legislation won't contain funding for the border wall.

The smithsonian museums and zoo are both closed today... after running out of money.

In just a few days...wisconsin will have a new governor as governor-elect tony evers prepares to take office january seventh.

The offical inauguration ceremony for evers and lieutenant governor-elect mandela barnes is at 11 a-m...with a celebratory gala planned for that evening.

Meanwhile...gove rnor walker is talking about what's next for him once he leaves office.

He says he plans to travel the country to advocate for conservative issues... like returning powers to the states and tax reform.

He announced those plans in his new year's address yesterday.

In that email... he said he will stay here in wisconsin... but plans to work with groups to help re-elect president donald trump.

After concerns about class scheduling... student behavior... and violence around the school...la follette high school's principal says he'll resign after this school year.

Sean storch tweeted just before winter break that he would step down from his position this summer.

Among recent concerns at that school... you may remember a teenager was shot during a large group fight near the high school in september.

Madison streets crews will be out to pick up garbage -- for houses that normally have tuesday and wednesday pickups.

Also -- today is your first chance to throw out your christmas tree.

All trees should be on the curb by 7 this morning ... they'll be collected by january 8th.

Someone in new york is waking up much richer this morning...after the winning mega millions numbers were drawn last night.

The new year's day jackpot was the eighth largest in history -- at 425 million dollars.

While this year is the fifth time mega million has been drawn on the first day of a new year...this year is only the second time it's ever been won.

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

Picking up on the westbound side of the beltline already between stoughton road and west broadway adding 5 min or so.

The usual brakelights on inbound john nolen near at rimrock and olin ave, that's going to add a few minutes into downtown.

And other main routes leading into the city are moving along at the usual speeds right now with no crashes or delays.

With your first alert traffic, i'm josh timm today: mostly cloudy and seasonably cold with scattered flurries or light snow showers, any accumulation less than ".

High: 25 wind: sw 8-15 mph tonight: becoming partly cloudy and cold.

Low: 16 wind: sw 6-12 mph 2019 copyright




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