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Weather Forecast

Forecast for Dubuque and the Tri-State area

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Isolated showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear. Low 45

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Mississippi River at Dubuque: 12.9 feet - falling

Dubuque and TriState

Grant County Fatal

Th Grant County Sheriff Department has released details on a fatal accident that took the life of an Aurora, Illinois man Friday afternoon. Authorities says shortly after 5:30 they received a call of a two vehicle crash on Highway 133, about a half mile of Clauer Lane in Potosi Township. A vehicle driven by 17 year old Liza K. Johnson of Potosi was traveling north on 133, coming up the hill. A semi driven by 44 year old Carlos F. Martinez was going south, just starting down the hill. Johnson's vehicle traveled across the center line into the south bound lane. The vehicles collided and the semi caught fire. Martinez was transported to Grant Regional Health Center and then taken by Med-Flight to U-W- Madison Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Johnson was extricated from her vehicle by the Potosi Fire Department and transported by Med-Flight to U-W- Hospital in Madison. She remains in stable condition. The crash is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff's Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the State Patrol Inspector.

Darlington Armed Robbery

Thanks to the quick instincts of a victim of an armed robbery, Darlington Police were able to apprehend three robbery suspects Friday morning. Darlington Police Chief Jason King says shortly after 9 am., officers responded to a 9-11 call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence on Keep Street. Prior to police arriving, the suspect had left the residence and got into a car that sped away. The victim, who was still on the phone with 9-11 operators, followed the car out of town and was able to lead police to it. The suspect vehicle was stopped by police along Highway F, north of Fayette. Police then arrested 27 year old Devonn Fraser, 25 year old Daniel Wood, and 30 year old Gisselle Carlsen all of Madison. Police recovered the knife that was used in the robbery, as well as stolen cash in the vehicle. They also found controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. All three men are in the Grant County jail pending future court proceedings for being party to the crime of armed robbery. Darlington Police were assisted by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department.

Museum gets money for Exhibit

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is providing the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium with a grant that will enhance the displays at the river museum. The Museum and Aquarium will be getting nearly 150-thousand dollars to develop a new exhibit… and educational program… called "Boat Works". Museum Executive Director, Jerry Enzler says, earlier, the museum received a donation of all the items, including working equipment from the Iowa Marine Engine and Launch Shop in Bellvue Iowa. The shop, which operated from the 1890's to 1915, was involved in all aspects of boat building, including the manufacturing of marine engines. Enzler says the shop will be re-created in the existing display area of the National Mississippi River Museum. Enzler says the exhibit will provide visitors with a unique experience, in part, because the machine shop built the engines for some of the fastest boats on the Mississippi. Enzler says he anticipates it will take about 2 years to build the exhibit. The 150-thousand dollar grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will be matched with a similar amount in local funds.

Regional News

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Cedar Rapids police on Friday arrested a man on suspicion of shooting into a vehicle with two people inside. Eighteen-year-old Brandon Don Gordon of Marion, faces several charges including attempted murder and two counts of going armed with intent. Gordon is accused of firing multiple shots into a vehicle outside a gas station. Eighteen-year-old Kirsten Lee Meyer of Cedar Rapids was shot at least once and was taken to a local hospital. A second person in the car was not injured.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A third person has been arrested and charged with arson in a string of house fires in Sioux City. Eighteen-year-old Javen Mobley was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with arson and burglary connected to a fire on September 1st, the Sioux City Journal reports.

TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) - A December trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man charged with the murder of his wife in Tama. The Tama County trial for 39-year-old Dustin Jefferson, originally was set to begin on April 20th. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports he's charged with the slaying of Kerry O'Clair-Jefferson on September 25th, 2013.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh searches for its first 4-0 start since 2000 when the Panthers host Iowa on Saturday. Iowa blew an early 11-point lead in a loss to Iowa State last week. The Hawkeyes are averaging a modest 21 points a game, 102nd in the country.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The new president of Marquette University has announced an expansion of the school's Milwaukee campus. The Journal Sentinel reports President Michael Lovell made the announcement during his inaugural ceremony address on Friday.

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man sent to prison for his eighth drunken driving conviction told investigators he had gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated hundreds of times. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports 55-year-old George Gamboeck of Reedsville has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years behind bars after pleading no contest to drunken driving in Dodge County. His latest arrest was last December following a three-vehicle crash in the Town of Portland.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom has been sentenced to 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill. Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Thomas Busch imposed the maximum sentence Friday on Cody Cousins for the January 21st attack that left 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin dead.

CHICAGO (AP) -The Associated Press has learned that Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington will be the next archbishop of Chicago. A person with knowledge of the selection says Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. The Archdiocese of Chicago has scheduled a news conference for Saturday morning.

Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

MARION, Ill. (AP) - Three former employees of southern Illinois' Williamson County have been charged in connection with the disappearance of thousands of dollars from the circuit clerk's office, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said. Cheryl Cundiff, 58, Marsha Dickinson, 49, and Kelly Trammel, 43, are charged with felony theft and official misconduct.

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - An Iowa man faces multiple aggravated battery charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing someone in an act of road rage in suburban Chicago. Tthe Lake County sheriff's office says Scott Allen Schultz, 45, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, allegedly stabbed the victim in the leg close a major artery during Wednesday's incident. The person was later transported to an area hospital - though the sheriff's statement didn't provide a condition or other details.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus. Northwestern will use the money to work with local groups to address sexual violence on campus, expand services for survivors and run awareness programs for students and faculty, according to Durbin's office.

CHICAGO (AP) - Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago. The person with knowledge of the selection spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. The Archdiocese of Chicago has scheduled a news conference for Saturday morning.

National News

Pa. hunt continues...White House security breach...Afghan election results tomorrow

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania are still hunting the man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police officer. There's a heavy police presence in the area where the suspect lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered. For a second night, authorities closed roads near the home in a wooded neighborhood of Barrett Township, in the Pocono Mountains. Gunfire was reported in the area yesterday. Police haven't commented.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his daughters had just left the White house when an uninvited guest came in through the front door after having jumped the fence surrounding the residence and ignoring orders to stop. The man was nabbed at the entrance but the rare breach has the Secret Service under intense scrutiny. The Secret Service says the incident will be carefully reviewed.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A spokesman for Afghanistan's election commission says tomorrow is the day for final results from the country's presidential election. The release follows the completion of a weeks-long audit for fraudulent ballots. The two top candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, have been negotiating a power-sharing agreement with mediation by phone from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

STOCKHOLM (AP) - The president of the small pacific Island Nation of Kiribati says his Greenpeace-organized tour of glaciers in Norway has been a revelation. President Anote Tong says he'll share his observations at a U.N. climate summit next week in New York. He says the visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat that threatens to someday sink his island.

UNDATED (AP) - The Vatican confirms Pope Francis has chosen a bishop known as a moderate to replace retiring Cardinal Francis George as head of the high-profile Chicago archdiocese. Monsignor Blase Cupich, a native of Nebraska, replaces a leading church conservative who is 77 and battling cancer.


Goodell eyes new conduct policies...Order of protection filed against Peterson...Kershaw gets 20th

NEW YORK (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He did not announce any specific changes, but said he has not considered resigning.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The petition asks a judge to block Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline on the 4-year-old boy. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank the boy in May.

CHICAGO (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was well supported while becoming the majors' first 20-game winner of the season. Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig hit three-run homers and A.J. Ellis added a pair of two-run blasts as the Dodgers clobbered the Cubs 14-5 in Chicago. Kershaw improved to 20-3 despite allowing three runs and seven hits in just five innings.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski turned a track-record lap of 140.598 mph following back-to-back victories at Richmond and Chicago. He swept the Cup and Nationwide races at New Hampshire in July.

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux will miss at least two weeks after sustaining a lower-body injury on the first day of training camp. Giroux left the ice only 15 minutes into the first session at camp. He was selected as a Hart Trophy finalist last season after matching a career high with 28 goals and finishing third in the NHL scoring race with 86 points.

American League

White Sox 4, Rays 3

Twins 5, Indians 4

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox 5, Orioles 3

Tigers 10, Royals 1

Mariners 10, Astros 5

National League

Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Pirates 4, Brewers 2

Cardinals 2, Reds 1

Nationals 3, Marlins 2

Mets 5, Braves 0

Rockies 15, Diamondbacks 3

Interleague Score

Athletics 3, Phillies 1

Local Football Scores

Dubuque Hempstead 17, Dubuque Senior 6

Dubuque Wahlert 34, Maquoketa 14

Decorah 13, Western Dubuque 7

Bellevue 50, Alburnett 6

Dike-New Hartford 35, Clayton Ridge 0

Eastland/Pearl City 20, Galena 0

Freeport Aquin 35, East Dubuque 28

Stockton 36, Ashton-Franklin Center 6

River Ridge (Ill) 24, Orangeville 14

Platteville 48, Prairie du Chien 13

Lancaster 39, Richland Center 6

Cuba City 40, Mineral Point 35

Darlington 54, Southwestern 12

Belmont 43, Weston 0

Potosi 61, Benton/Scales Mound 0

Riverdale 37, Boscobel 0

Fennimore 31, Iowa-Grant 21


Clarke 5, Emmaus 0

College Football on Saturday

Iowa at Pittsburgh 11:00am

Wisconsin hosts Bowling Green 11:00am

Illinois hosts Texas State 3:00pm

Division 3

Dubuque hosts Pacific University 6pm

Loras at Augustana 6pm

#7 UW Platteville is at #5 North Central 6pm