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Monday Morning SprintThree students are in trouble after a school threat situation in Poynette

Monday Morning Sprint

It's a chilly start to your monday with a frost warning actually in effect -- but haddie has a warmer forecast coming up.

But we start in poynette ... where adam duxter has more on a school threat over the weekend.


Police say they'll have more of a presence at poynette high school today after three teenagers were arrested for making shooting threats on social media.

The district says they first became aware of these threats on saturday...and say they worked with local police and the columbia county sheriff's office to investigate.... that's when police say they identified the group of teenagers responsible... and were able to determine that the threat wasn't credible... but even still... the three teens..

Who police and the district are not naming this morning... were taken into police custody yesterday and could face charges of terroristic threats for making the posts.

Thanks adam.

Back in madison ... police are investigating reports of shots fired around 10 last night... in the kennedy heights neighborhood, on the city's north side ... near lindbergh elementary.

Police said multiple people called in to report the gun shots... but there doesn't appear to be any injuries this comes after another round of shots was fired yesterday afternoon... near the basketball courts at aldo leopold park, on the city's south side.

Witnesses told officers that a group of men got into an argument that ended in gunfire.

No one was injured in that case, but a nearby house got by hit by a bullet.

Police are still looking for suspects in both cases.

The man accused of planning to build a bomb and attack the u-w madison campus... is set to be sentenced later today.

Brian campbell pleaded no contest in january to second degree reckless endangerment and possession of improvised explosives.

Police seized bomb-making materials from his apartment last year.

He was supposed to be sentenced in february ... but prosecutors said they found new evidence of campbell searching the internet for instructions on how to make a bomb ... and drew maps of tunnels on the university's campus.

Under the terms of his plea deal ... campbell faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and eight years extended supervision.

Frost advisory until 8am for marquette, green lake, sauk, columbia, dodge, dane, and jefferson counties today: mostly sunny and seasonable high: 65 wind: n 5-10 mph tonight: partly cloudy and not as cool.

Low: 42 wind: ese 5-10 mph a powerful and slow-moving storm system is hitting the northeast... after drenching the south over the weekend.

From texas up to virginia, trees crashed on houses... and roofs were ripped off buildings.

In hillsdale, mississippi, flooding is believed to have caused a freight train to de-rail.

Over in new orleans, roads looked like rivers, leaving residents trapped... and shutting down public transportation.

The south should clear up today... but the entire eastern seaboard is expected to get rain at least through this evening.

Officials in sweden say they're re- opening a rape investigation against wikileaks founder julian assange.

Assange is accused of sexual assault and rape by two women while he was visiting the country in 20-10.

He stayed at the ecuadorian embassy for years to avoid extradition in the case -- before being forcibly removed by british police last month.

Assange has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

President trump is tweeting this morning about the trade war with china... after billions of dollars in tariffs on chinese goods went into effect on friday.

The u-s is waiting to see what kind of retaliation china could have in store for those tariffs.

President trump tweeted warnings beijing to "act now" on a trade deal ... adding it will be "far worse for them" if he wins a second term.

The white house's top economic advisor acknowledged that u-s consumers and businesses will be the ones paying for the tariffs -- not necessarily china.

Wisconsin helped president trump win the election in 20-16 ... and republicans will start making plans to rally voters again later this week.

The republican state convention begins friday... g-o-p leaders will focus on how to engage with grassroots voters if they hope to rebound from 2018... after democrats defeated governor walker and every other statewide republican candidate.

The theme of their meeting is "a new day.

A new party."

New research from england shows family doctors need more training in the opioid crisis.

That study found doctors are not equipped to deal with the psychological challenges patients face when stopping pain killers.

Numbers from the c-d-c show doctors have started prescribing fewer opioids ... but some patients say that's left them in severe pain.

Sauk county is soon to be without another addiction resource center.

Just a little over three years after it opened, "tellurian" in baraboo will close.

The organization said a lack of funding and qualified people to staff the facility forced them to put tens of thousands of dollars into the location, and they can no longer sustain it.

Now the organization is trying to work with sauk county to try and start a transportation service... that would bring people from that area... down to madison.

Today marks the beginning of 'law enforcement week' across the u-s..... you might notice flags at half- staff across the state throughouth the week... that will happen during public ceremonies to honor those that have lost their lives while on duty.

On wednesday... flags will be at half-staff from sun-up to sun- down... to mark 'peace officers memorial day.'

We'll have more on law enforcement week... tomorrow... on news 3 now this morning.

Changes may be on the way for commuters in stoughton and mcfarland heading to and from madison.

The wisconsin department of transportation is resuming the u-s 51 corridor study ..

Which was put on hold in 2013 because of funding constraints.

According to a statement, the d-o-t and federal highway administration is looking at an 18 point 6 mile stretch of highway 51 from the beltline through stoughton then east to i-39/90 ... planning to address safety and pavement conditions.

The d-o-t says if the study is approved as a major highway project ... construction would begin in the early to mid 2020s.

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

The usual morning crowd beginning to show up on the westbound beltline between stoughton road and w.

Broadway adding a minute to your drive.

Inbound john nolen tapping the brakes near the rimrock and olin ave intersections but nothing that will delay you quite yet.

And other main routes heading into the city including the interstate are cruisin at the posted speeds with no crashes or delays.

With your first alert traffic, i'm josh timm frost advisory until 8am for marquette, green lake, sauk, columbia, dodge, dane, and jefferson counties today: mostly sunny and seasonable high: 65 wind: n 5-10 mph tonight: partly cloudy and not as cool.

Low: 42 wind: ese 5-10 mph

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