Daily Dose for Sept. 6

CNN reports dozens of elephant carcasses were found in Botswana. A survey was held in northern Botswana revealing almost 90 elephant carcasses had been found. It also revealed that unprecedented levels of poaching are going on the county. Botswana is a home to a large portion of elephants in Africa (estimate is 130,000 ); it is also known as a safe haven for the animals but recent poaching has been going on in nearby Angola and Zambia.
World News https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/04/africa/botswana-elephant-poaching-intl/index.html


According to Fox News, four people, including the gunman, were killed at a Cincinnati bank shooting. The shooter opened fire early this morning. The gunman entered the front lobby and then started to fire and, eventually, exchanged fire with the police. It is unclear if he was shot by the police or if he shot himself. Innocent people were shot. The mayor mentioned that it could have been much worse if the officers didn’t show up when they did because the bank is located on the public square.

According to CNN national news, Hurricane Gordon brought drenching rain to the Gulf Coast after making landfall near the Alabama- Mississippi border. The storm’s strong winds have knocked out power in the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama, leaving at least 30,000 people in the dark. Gordon is expected to weaken rapidly but authorities across the Gulf Coast and Florida are warning residents about the widespread flooding and potential to produce a tornado.


The results are in for the Wisconsin primaries. Democrat Tammy Baldwin ran unopposed for state senator. She will be running against Republican Leah Vukmir. Governor Scott Walker won his primary while Democrat Tony Evers won his. The final vote will be held on Nov. 9.

Several central Wisconsin school districts have either canceled the first day of school or delayed it for several hours due to concerns of floodings and closed roads. Montello School District has canceled the entire first week of school while other district such like Prairie du Chien, Mauston, Reedsburg, Elroy, Richland Center and Hillsboro had to postpone or delay class on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, more rain is expected in northwestern Wisconsin and flood warnings remain for several lakes and rivers in southern Wisconsin through Thursday afternoon.

For two weeks, storms and floods have been starting up around central Wisconsin. Newsline Nine says that everyone should be careful with their basements due to the possibility that it might flood. Flood warnings have finished as nice weather is forecasted for the rest of the week.

There’s a new roundabout at the intersection of Division Street and North Point Drive. In an online survey,  52 percent of the locals said it was easy peasy, 19 percent don’t love it or hate it, 15 percent haven’t used it yet, 10 percent said they will avoid the roundabout like it’s a plague, and five percent hate it.

On Sept. 24, SPASH is holding a college planning night for parents and all students from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. More information can be found on the lefthand side of the SPASH homepage.

With the new school year starting at SPASH, students are getting back into the swing of things as they attend meetings for their grades. Some of the topics were graduation and school policies.