Wednesday Morning Sprint

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Published on May 8, 2019 -

Wednesday Morning Sprint

Multiple sources tell News 3 Now that MMSD Superintendent Jen We could see up to inches of rain on Tuesday.


Wednesday Morning Sprint

Morning sprint.

It's an alert day... haddie says we could see up to two inches of rain today.

But we start with breaking news overnight... concerning the head of madison schools.

Christina lorey is following that development this morning -- christina.

Multiple sources tell news 3 now that madison schools superintendent jennifer cheatham will announce her resignation today.

It's a story we've been following all morning.

We don't know yet why she's stepping down ... but we've learned it is her decision to resign.

Cheatham has led the madison metropolitan school district since 20-13 -- marking her six- year anniversary last month.

We're expecting to learn more about her decision to step down at a news conference later today.

In the meantime... head to channel 3000 dot com to hear what cheatham told our neil heinen about her district's future... just two weeks ago.

Thanks christina.

In colorado ... one student is dead and several others are still in the hospital this morning after a school shooting in suburban denver.

It happened yesterday afternoon in highlands ranch ... just south of denver.

An 18-year-old and a younger teenager have been indentified as the shooters.

Both were arrested.

The school is just 7 miles from columbine high school ... which observed the 20th anniversary of that infamous shooting just a couple weeks ago.

People across the country are waking up to severe damage... as strong storms tore through the plains and midwest overnight.

Tornadoes touched down in oklahoma... and parts of texas and missouri are underwater... while they brace for more flooding after heavy rains.

As much as 10 inches of rain have fallen in houston ... with more severe weather in the forecast again today.

Today: mostly cloudy, windy and chilly with rain; a few thunderstorms possible this afternoon.

High: 50 wind: e/ne 15-25 mph tonight: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. temperatures steady near 50 wind: ne to nw 8-15 mph iranaian leaders say they will partially withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal... that was signed back in 2015 with six other nations.

President hassan rouhani says his country will stop exporting its enriched uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms for its nuclear deal.

The announcement came on the anniversary of president trump's decision to withdraw the u-s from the deal.

Rouhani says he does hope to re-negotiate terms with the countries still in the deal... but he's not very optimistic.

Attorney- general william barr may be found in contempt of congress.

The house judiciary committee is expected to vote on that decision today... over the a-g's handling of the mueller report.

If passed by the committee... a vote will go to the full house of representatives.

..

Where democrats hold the majority.

Barr wouldn't be the first attorney- general to be censured with a contempt vote... republicans did the same with eric holder... who served as a-g under president obama.

A former bus driver in the pardeeville school district is being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a child.

Prosecutors say 74-year-old gary dean edwards inappropriately touched young girls while working as a bus driver.

Edwards told detectives his hands may have slipped.

The school district says the bus company they contract with is in charge of hiring or firing its employees.

The school's superintendent said he had no idea any of this was going on until it was reported in a local newspaper monday.

You might have a tough time catching a ride during surge- times today ... as lyft and uber drivers prepare to strike this morning.

People who work for the two ride-sharing companies say they will turn off their apps for upwards of 24 hours.

Drivers say they want livable wages, regulated fares, and job security.

They're accusing the founders of lyft and uber of getting rich... while they're denied full employee benefits.

New research shows about a third of the nearly 700 pregnancy- related deaths in the u.s. each year... happen up to a year after the woman gives birth.

The cdc says nearly a third occur during pregnancy and more than a third the week after delivery.

Heart disease and stroke are a leading cause of the pregnancy- related deaths.

The cdc says 3 in 5 of the deaths could have been prevented.

Getting your kids to choose healthy food options may be as simple as giving them a reason.

Researchers at washington state university found children who were repeatedly told phrases such as "whole grains help you run fast and jump high" and "fruit and vegetables help keep you from getting sick"... were more likely to eat the healthy food than children who weren't given those messages.

We're still two years out from an exciting development on madison's near east side... but tonight, you can step foot in the building that will soon house madison's public market.

Once it's complete... there will be between 35 and 45 permanent vendors at that market.

You can come out to the public market open house tonight from 5 until 8 at the market's future location at 200 north first street.

Giannis and the rest of the bucks are one win away from their first trip to the conference finals since 2001.

They could get that win tonight... at the fiserv forum... in game 5 against the boston celtics.

Malcolm brogdon will not be on the court this evening... he's listed as "out" on the n-b-a injury report.

Tipoff is set for 7 p-m... on t-n-t.

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

No issues on the beltline this morning, vehicles are lining up on the interchanges but traffic is still flowing at the posted speed limit.

Expect delays on john nolen at the rimrock intersection and approaching north shore drive in both directions.

With your first alert traffic, i'm jason stone today: mostly cloudy, windy and chilly with rain; a few thunderstorms possible this afternoon.

High: 50 wind: e/ne 15-25 mph tonight: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. temperatures steady near 50 wind: ne to nw 8-15 mph

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