STORM TRACK 7 FORECAST FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2013
TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 23. EAST WIND 5-10 MPH.
TONIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW 15. NORTHEAST WIND
TOMORROW: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH 25. TOTAL SNOW
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AROUND 1-INCH.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:
DRY AND COLDER SUNDAY, WARMER AND DRY MONDAY AND TUESDAY. HIGH'S IN THE TEENS SUNDAY, THE 20'S MONDAY, THE 30'S TUESDAY. LOW'S IN THE TEENS.
Dubuque and TriState
Burglar Caught By K9
The quick and decisive actions of Dubuque Police Officers and it's K9 Unit led to the apprehension and arrest of a Dubuque man, who allegedly had just committed a burglary. Early Thursday morning, police responded to a burglary in progress at 695 Roberts Street. When police arrived, they located evidence of forced entry and then found tracks in the snow. The investigation led officers to the 700 block of Alta Vista Street, where they were approached by a resident who told them that someone they didn't know was in their basement. Police and the K9 Unit surrounded the house. From the top of the stairs leading to the basement, the K9 handler issued several warnings to the person to surrender, but the suspect would not respond. When the officer realized that the suspect wasn't going to respond, the K9 was unleashed. Moments later, 31 year old Justin E. Klauer of 1483 Old Mill Road was apprehended. After being treated for minor wounds at Mercy Hospital, Klauer was taken to the Dubuque County Jail, where he remains on a 20-thousand dollar cash bond. He faces numerous charges, including 2nd degree burglary, attempted 3rd degree burglary, possession of burglar tools, and trespass.
Dickeyville Man Arrested Following Accident
A Dickeyville man faces several charges that started with a traffic accident in Dubuque early Wednesday morning. 30-year old Jessy Brimyer faces charges of assault of a police officer, theft and drunk driving. Dubuque police were sent to scene of a one vehicle accident at about 12:45 Wednesday morning at 17th and Iowa. The vehicle was found abandoned. A man from the vehicle was seen running from the area. Police followed tracks in the snow to a residence at 333 W. 17th street, Number 9. Brimeyer was found inside and appeared intoxicated. As he was being taken from the residence, he attempted to flee and struck an officer. The officer was not injured. Further investigation showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Brimeyer was arrested and taken to the Dubuque County Jail.
Gold Coin Dropped in Salvation Army Christmas Kettle
There is about a week-and-half left in the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign. Major Kay Mason says right now they've reached 45 percent of their 185-thousand dollar goal. She says that's due in part to the later than usual start they got this year, inclement weather conditions, and the state of the economy. Masonys a few nights ago the campaign got a real boost when someone dropped a gold coin in the kettle at Walgreens at JFK and Asbury which was valued at $1260. Mason says they are still in need of volunteers, and anyone who wants to, can contact the Salvation Army at 556-1573. The Chirstmas Kettle Campaign runs through December 24th.
National Achievement Award
The President and CEO of Ingram Barge Company, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee has been awarded the the National Achievement Award by the National Rivers Hall of Fame. Craig Philip received the award during a ceremony in Paducah, Kentucky this week. The NRHOF, located in Dubuque recognized Philip's significant contributions to the rivers of America and his work in the marine and intermodal industries. The presentation was part of the Seamen's Church Institute annual River Bell Awards Luncheon.
Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
NORWALK, Iowa (AP) - A water leak has forced the evacuation of 43 patients from a suburban Des Moines nursing home. The Norwalk Fire Department says fire crews were dispatched to the Norwalk Nursing & Rehabilitation Center home yesterday afternoon. Sixteen of the patients were placed in ambulances and taken to care facilities in various locations.
COLFAX, Iowa (AP) - The driver of a car that crashed into the back of an Iowa school bus has died. Jasper County authorities say the accident happened yesterday afternoon on County Highway F48 between Colfax and Newton. Investigators say the car rammed into the back of the bus and burst into flames.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw has issued an updated policy that outlines when officers must end vehicle pursuits. The revamped chase policy was sent to officers last week. The revisions include nine specific points on how to begin and end chases, and the responsibilities of each vehicle involved in a pursuit.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa Court of Appeals judge from Boone has been elected chief judge of the court. David Danilson is the eighth chief judge since the Legislature established the appeals court in 1976. He replaces Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer, who recently retired.
Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press
VIENNA, Ill. (AP) - A county sheriff in southern Illinois says he'll be retiring after spending 40 years at the post. Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner will not run for re-election next year. The sheriff's office says the 67-year-old Faulkner was first elected in 1974.
VIENNA, Ill. (AP) - Johnson County voters will get a chance to tell county officials how they feel about high-volume oil and gas drilling. Residents submitted a petition Thursday to the county clerk with twice the number of signatures required to put the issue on the March ballot. Vienna resident Richard Craig says citizens decided to act after commissioners declined to put the question on the ballot.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A Springfield facility that houses children and young adults with developmental disabilities says it's drawn up a plan to correct problems identified by state investigators. Illinois child welfare officials and Springfield police have been investigating abuse and neglect allegations at Hope Institute for Children and Families since November. Hope spokesman Mark Schmidt says the "corrective-action plan" won't end the investigation.
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois coal plant operator says it's eager to address an environmental group's claims that the company's ash ponds pollute groundwater. Midwest Generation spokesman Douglas McFarland made the comments after a federal bankruptcy judge lifted a stay on a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Law & Policy Center. The ELPC wants Illinois officials to determine that Midwest Generation is responsible for cleaning up any contamination.
Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) - The Black River Falls man accused of killing his girlfriend is headed to trial. A Jackson County judge has found probable cause to hold 36-year-old Michael Harmon for trial in the shooting death of Angela Nelson. The 34-year-old woman was found dead in her Black River Falls home last June.
PRESCOTT, Wis. (AP) - Two children are dead after a collision between a truck and an SUV in Pierce County. Sheriff's officials say a 12-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl died following yesterday's crash in Prescott. Two other children and a 32-year-old Centuria woman were injured and taken to a St. Paul, Minn., hospital.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A Green Bay utility is offering a number of holiday suggestions to help lower electric bills or benefit local charities. Wisconsin Public Service says an easy way to save money is to switch from traditional holiday lights to LEDs. The utility also recommends connecting holiday lights using a programmable on/off timer switch.
(Information in the following story is from: The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill aimed at curbing underage drinking. The so-called "Brown Jug bill" creates an additional $1,000 fine for those under age 21 who buy or drink alcohol. The measure gives bars the ability to report underage drinkers to police and then take them to court.
Kerry: US will keep working for release of American...Many turned away from Mandela viewing...Brisk sales
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will continue to seek the release of an American citizen missing in Iran. But at a news conference in Tel Aviv, he sidestepped questions about an Associated Press report saying the missing American, Robert Levinson, had been working in Iran for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission when he vanished nearly seven years ago. The AP reported the CIA paid Levinson's family $2.5 million to head off a revealing lawsuit.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Officials in South Africa say they had to turn away about half of the estimated 100,000 mourners who lined up today, hoping to say farewell to Nelson Mandela. He's lying in state for a third and final day in the country's capital, Pretoria. The casket is supposed to be removed late this afternoon, in preparation for Sunday's burial.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Eight Iraqi terror suspects remain at large after 22 escaped from a jail in northern Baghdad today. Officials say the group killed a security guard and then slipped out a back door. A police manhunt backed by helicopters left one of the escaped prisoners dead while 13 were rearrested. A prison official says several guards were detained and being questioned to find out whether they had somehow assisted in the jailbreak.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Sales are brisk for Mega Millions tickets, with the jackpot at $400 million for tonight's drawing. But only about a third of the possible combinations of numbers have been sold so far. The winning ticket has to match the six numbers that are drawn.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university's effort to halt an outbreak. Nearly 5,300 people chose to get the vaccine for the B strain of the meningitis bacteria. The vaccine is approved for use in Europe, Australia and Canada but is not yet approved for general use in the United States.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Brooklyn 102 L-A Clippers 93
Final Portland 111 Houston 104
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Columbus 4 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Philadelphia 2 Montreal 1
Final Ottawa 2 Buffalo 1
Final 2OT Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 1 (SO Tampa Bay 1-0)
Final 2OT Colorado 4 Winnipeg 3 (SO Colorado 2-0)
Final Nashville 3 Dallas 1
Final St. Louis 6 Toronto 3
Final OT Calgary 2 Carolina 1
Final Phoenix 6 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Boston 4 Edmonton 2
Final San Jose 3 Minnesota 1
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 5) Kentucky 96 DePaul 85
Final (11) Colorado 83 Denver 61
Final (16) Georgia 81 Belmont 55
Final (17) Iowa St. 83 (21) Iowa 70
Chargers beat Broncos...Winston wins two big awards...Tigers land Chamberlain...Blazers win again
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns last night but it wasn't enough as the Broncos lost at home to the Chargers 27-20. Philip Rivers led the way for San Diego with two scoring passes as well and Ryan Mathews carried 29 times for 127 yards, including a 23-yard TD run.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The Heisman Trophy will be handed out tomorrow night and last night the favorite, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, won the Walter Camp player of the year award as well as the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback. The redshirt freshman has set FBS freshman records for yards passing and touchdown passes in leading the top-ranked Seminoles to a spot in the BCS championship game.
UNDATED (AP) - Joba Chamberlain reportedly has a new home. According to a person familiar with the talks, the hard-throwing right-hander has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers. Playing for the Yankees last season, Chamberlain was 2-1 with one save and a career-high 4.93 earned run average in 45 games.
PORTLAND (AP) - Portland has the best record in the NBA's Western Conference with a mark of 19-4. The Blazers got 31 points and 25 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge last night in a 111-104 win over Houston. The Rockets were led by Dwight Howard's 32 points and 17 rebounds.
UNDATED (AP) - There is a light schedule of men's Top-25 basketball tonight with three games on the agenda. The highest-ranked team with a game is No. 16 Memphis as the Tigers are home to Arkansas-Little Rock. Iowa State, the 17th-ranked team in the AP poll, is home to 23rd-ranked Iowa and 21st-ranked Colorado is hosting Elon.
Iowa-Iowa State Men's Basketball
There is a lot of excitement heading into tomorrow night (tonight's) Iowa-Iowa State match-up at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Both teams are out of the gate with terrific starts ranked in the AP Top 25, the 7-and-0 Cyclones are 17th and the 9-and-1 Hawkeyes are rated 23rd. Both teams have high octane offenses. The Cyclones are 3rd in the nation in scoring averaging 91.7 points per game while the Hawkeyes are 9th averaging 89.3 per game. Tipoff will be at 8:30pm and you can hear pregame coverage starting at 7:30pm on AM 1370 KDTH.
No. 17 Iowa State beats 21st-ranked Iowa 83-70
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and 17th-ranked Iowa State beat Number 21 Iowa 83-70 Thursday night for its best start in 12 years. Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are 9-0 for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2001-02. Iowa State also improved to 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly. Iowa (10-2) came in with the Big Ten's top offense. But the Hawkeyes had just 20 free-throw tries compared to 49 for Iowa State. Samantha Logic scored 18 for Iowa, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. Former Wahlert prep Claire Till had 2 points and 2 rebounds in 6 minutes of play.
No. 19 Wisconsin looks to tune up passing game
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - No. 19 Wisconsin is looking to tune up its passing game as it prepares for a high-profile matchup against South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. The Badgers (9-3) are getting over their regular season-ending loss to underdog Penn State, when the defense stacked the box to contain playmaking running backs Melvin Gordon and James White. Wisconsin needs more consistency from its passing game to make foes pay for concentrating on the run. Sophomore quarterback Joel Stave (STAH-vee) has had an up-and-down year, showing an ability to hit Jared Abbrederis on deep throws on one series and missing open receivers on shorter routes on the next. Coach Gary Andersen says he wants to mix it up for the bowl game.
Banwarth Honored By USA Volleyball
Dubuque native Kayla Banwarth has been honored by USA Volleyball as the Female Indoor Most Improved Player of the Year. Banwarth, who was the Iowa High School player of the year while a prep at Wahlert and went on to a collegiate career at Nebraska started 20 of 31 matches at libero during the 2013 season. She compiled 171 digs during the season over the course of 76 sets played for a 2.25 digs per set average. Banwarth produced a 69 positive reception percent with only nine reception errors on 345 chances.
The first place Dubuque Fighting Saints are in action tonight at home against Team USA and Saturday night at Sioux City. The puck will drop at 7:35pm Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center and Saturday night in Sioux City at 7:00pm.
High School Wrestling
Wahlert 52, Senior 21
Wahlert 38, Waterloo West 35
Waterloo West 57, Senior 17
Iowa City West 29, Hempstead 27
Hempstead 39, Cedar Rapids Xavier 30
Western Dubuque 55, Solon 13
Western Dubuque 61, Vinton-Shellsburg 14
Boys High School Basketball
Waukon 62, Clayton Ridge 59
Black Hawk 55, Juda 25
Cassville 70, Belmont 39
River Ridge 32, Potosi 31
Shullsburg 52, Highland 37
Galena 64, Pearl City 57
East Dubuque 70, Stockton 60
Girls High School Basketball
Cuba City 74, Boscobel 20
Dodgeville 61, Prairie du Chien 48
Iowa-Grant 46, Southwestern 39
Mineral Point 61, Fennimore 47
Richland Center 48, Platteville 33
River Valley 37, Lancaster 33
Riverdale 47, Darlington 29
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
No. 16 Memphis vs. UALR, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Iowa State vs. No. 23 Iowa, 8:30 p.m.
No. 21 Colorado vs. Elon, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m.
New York at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Utah at Denver, 8 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Washington at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 8 p.m.