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KCRG-TV9 First Alert Morning Forecast Dubuque

Saturday, February 6 2016

Today: PARTLY CLOUDY High: (34) Winds: SW 5-15

Tonight: MOSTLY CLOUDY Low: (27) Winds: SW 5-15

Tomorrow: CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW High: (38) Winds: SW 5-15

Monday: LIGHT SNOW LIKELY, WINDY High: 26 - Low: 20

Dubuque and TriState

Dubuque Teen Injured In Crash

A Dubuque teenager was injured in a one vehicle accident near New Vienna Thursday evening. According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, 18 year old Caleb Snyder was driving south on Hickory Valley Road at around 5:15, when he lost control of his vehicle. The car went in the ditch and rolled. Synder was transported to Finley Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The report does not indicate if charges will be filed in the incident.

"The Cove" Deportation

An activist featured in a documentary directed by a Dubuque native is set to be deported from Japan. Ric O'Barry has had his appeal of a Japanese immigration ruling turned down. O'Barry has been held in a detention facility since January 18, when he landed at Narita Airport in Tokyo. According to O'Barry and his lawyer, Japanese officials are barring him from entering the county because he has lied during past visits to the nation. That's a claim he denies. O'Barry's efforts to show how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village were the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove." Dubuque native Louie Psihoyos directed "The Cove."

Lynch Leaving UD

The longtime Director of Public Information at the University of Dubuque is stepping down. Kristi Lynch says she has resigned her position to spend more time with her family, and work part-time in her husband's practice, Tri-States Chiropractic. Until someone is hired to replace Lynch, Tom Hogan, Senior Director for University Relations will be filling in on an interim basis.

Grant Co K9 Dies

The Grant County K9 officer has died. A dog known as "Diego" passed away on Thursday. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Department, Diego had been experiencing health problems over the past several months. While the dog had made some progress, it's believed that a blood clot in its lung was the cause of death. It's not clear how old Diego was or how many years he had been with the sheriff's department. Diego is the second Grant County K9 to die in the past year. K9 A-Rod had to be euthanized last July after attacking his handler.

Regional News

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An Iowa couple whose son is heading to Iraq made such an impression on GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie that he's made them a staple of his New Hampshire stump speech. But while the couple came away from the encounter just as impressed, they supported Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in the state's caucuses. Jeff Ashcraft of Eldridge, Iowa, was told Thursday that Christie has been talking about him all week. Ashcraft responded, "That's crazy!"

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) - An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals. The debate comes three days before New Hampshire's primary, a contest that will likely determine whether some Republican candidates for president drop out.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors has unanimously supported a proposed monument honoring those who serve in public safety. The Daily Nonpareil reports that the site would take a small portion of county land in Council Bluffs.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A man and a teenager have pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a drag racing crash that killed an elderly couple. The Quad-City Times reports that 37-year-old Timothy Bell the Second and a 17-year-old pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving and one count of serious injury by vehicle.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg is set to hit the airwaves. The group Justice at Stake announced findings Friday that show Kloppenburg's campaign has signed contracts for at least $24,930 in television advertising set to begin Saturday in Milwaukee. Justice at Stake is a nonpartisan group that focuses on keeping courts impartial. The group analyzed Federal Communications Commission records to tally Kloppenburg's spending.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives. The governor plans to the sign the measure this afternoon at the National Rifle Association and Wisconsin FORCE's annual convention in Weston.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Police in Manitowoc say a man fatally shot at his home was apparently targeted by his assailant. In a news release Friday, police Captain Larry Zimney says no one is in custody, but the public is not believed to be in any danger. Police say 52-year-old Kor Yang answered a knock at his door at about 5:30 a.m. Friday and was shot. The assailant fled.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The upcoming sturgeon spearing season in Wisconsin could be frustrating for participants who are expected to encounter murky water in Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes. WLUK-TV reports that some fishermen are beginning to scout out the underwater conditions in an effort to prepare for the beginning of sturgeon spearing season on February 13th.

Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say they are exploring the backgrounds of six family members found dead in their home whom authorities believe were killed in a "targeted incident." The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the deaths homicides, saying five people were stabbed to death and the sixth died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police say it's possible someone in the family was involved in something that could have led them to become targets.

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A retrial has been set for May for a former Illinois prosecutor and college football captain who is charged with murder in the Valentine's Day 2006 death of his first wife. A judge declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace and ordered a new trial after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict. The first trial in Adams County, where Curtis Lovelace was once an assistant state's attorney, lasted two weeks. The retrial is now set for May 31.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation say they have reached an agreement to maintain existing service on state-supported routes while reducing costs. The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

CHICAGO (AP) - The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they've dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" because of the frequency and locations of the banks they say he's robbed. Michael J. Anderson, special agent-in-charge of the Chicago FBI, says authorities believe the suspect carried out five robberies at four Chicago banks between Jan. 13 and Jan. 25. Two of the robberies occurred on the same day, just more than one hour apart.

National News

11 dead, nearly 500 injured in Taiwan...Fatal shooting in Tampa...Merkel on migrants

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) - Officials say nearly 500 people were injured by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan that hit as they slept this morning, but most have already been discharged from hospitals. The quake collapsed a 17-story residential building, killing nine people there. Another two people died after being hit with falling objects elsewhere in the city of Tainan.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say gunfire erupted early this morning at a strip club in Tampa, killing one person and wounding seven. Authorities said all the victims were believed to have suffered gunshot wounds, but the nature and extent of their injuries weren't available. Investigators say a dispute may have sparked the shooting.

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The weekly video podcast from Germany's leader invokes the fight against terrorists in comments about giving refuge to Iraqis and Syrians. Chancellor Angela Merkel says taking in refugees and other migrants is part of the effort to counter the extremist Islamic State group. Merkel has faced growing criticism for allowing in large numbers of asylum seekers - almost 1.1 million last year. Meanwhile, EU foreign ministers are meeting about better protecting their borders.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The word from Seoul is that rival North Korea has narrowed the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14. The North says it's an effort to send a satellite into orbit. The launch would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology. Seoul's Defense Ministry says there are no other revisions so far.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Coast Guard says that so far, all that's been found is some debris and a logbook from the mid-air collision of two small planes over the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles. One plane had two men aboard and the other carried only the pilot, a woman. The search continues.


Arrieta avoids arbitration...Louisville on 1-year postseason ban...Haden stepping down at USC

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs apparently have avoided salary arbitration with reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta. A person familiar with the negotiations says the right-hander has agreed to a one-year, $10.7 million, one-year contract, the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service. Arrieta had a breakout season last year, going 22-6 and a 1.77 ERA to help the Cubs win an NL wild-card berth.

UNDATED (AP) - Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, leaving players 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million after the team had argued for $1,225,000. The 28-year-old right-hander was 8-2 with a 2.94 ERA, winning his first seven decisions.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has announced a one-year ban of all postseason tournaments for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal. President James Ramsey said that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former Louisville staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. Coach Rick Pitino was not consulted about the decision and called the punishment "as harsh as anything I've ever seen in college basketball."

LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says he will retire on June 30. Haden has run the athletic department for 5 1/2 years, leading the Trojans through a multiyear stretch of NCAA sanctions against its vaunted football program. He created a large NCAA compliance program and improved graduation rates and grade point averages across the athletic department.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - James Hahn is the leader at the midway mark of the PGA's Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hahn followed Thursday's 67 with a bogey-free, 6-under 65 for a 10-under total, one shot ahead of Danny Lee and Rickie Fowler. Harris English and Hideki Matsuyama are three shots back.

NBA Scores

Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85

Nets 128, Kings 119

Celtics 104, Cavaliers 103

Nuggets 115, Bulls 110

Jazz 84, Bucks 81

Spurs 116, Mavericks 90

Hawks 102, Pacers 96

Wizards 106, 76ers 94

Clippers 107, Magic 93

Heat 98, Hornets 95

High School Boys Basketball

Cascade 63, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 24

Dubuque Senior 43, Cedar Rapids Prairie 42

Wahlert 46, Hempstead 31

Maquoketa 69, Solon 52

Monticello 79, Tipton 48

West Delaware 52, Western Dubuque 49

Darlington 60, Mineral Point 50

Iowa-Grant 43, Cuba City 39

Southwestern 68, Boscobel 62

Barneveld 76, Belmont 63

Pecatonica 47, Shullsburg 45

Argyle 66, Potosi 52

Albany 71, Cassville 65

River Ridge 46, Black Hawk 45

Benton 60, Juda 37

Anamosa 79, Dyersville Beckman 69

High School Girls Basketball

Mid-Prairie Wellman 48, Cascade 37

Prairie du Chien 57, Richland Center 46

Dodgeville 69, River Valley 61

Galena 58, Pearl City 41

Cedar Rapids Prairie 70, Dubuque Senior 27

Western Dubuque 56, West Delaware 41

Bellevue 70, Wilton 37

Platteville 57, Lancaster 37

River Ridge/Scales Mound 46, West Carroll 17

Women’s College Basketball

Missouri State 78, UNI 75

Men’s Volleyball

Benedictine 3, Loras 1

Clarke 3, Dordt College 0

Clarke 3, Park University 2


Fighting Saints 7, Lancers 3

Schedule for Saturday

High School Wrestling: Wahlert Catholic will be at the Class 2A Sectional meet at Cascade(12:00).

High School Swimming: Senior and Hempstead swimmers are at the District Meet at Clinton (12:30)

High School Boys Basketball: Wahlert hosts Iowa City High(6:30) and Hempstead travels to Linn-Mar(5:30).

College Women’s and Men’s Basketball: Dubuque is at Loras, women's game at 2 o'clock followed by the men's game at 4 o'clock. Clarke will host Viterbo, women's game at 1 o'clock and the men at 3 o'clock.

Men’s College Basketball: Locally U-W Platteville travels to U-W Eau Clare (7pm), also Iowa State is at Oklahoma State, Northern Iowa is at Missouri State.

Women’s College Basketball: Locally: U-W Platteville home to meet U-W Eau Clare (7pm), elsewhere Iowa State hosts Oklahoma

College Wrestling: University of Dubuque hosts the Jim Fox Invitational, Loras is among the teams competing (9:00).

Indoor Track: Dubuque and Clarke are at the Grinnell Invitational, Loras is at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational, U-W Platteville is at the Wartburg Select Meet.

Men’s Volleyball: Loras is at Dominican, Clarke is facing Ottawa University at the Park Invitational.

Hockey: Fighting Saints take on the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders tonight at the Mystique Community Ice Arena. Puck drops at 7:05 pm