KCRG TV9 FIRST ALERT FORECAST FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015
TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY AND COOLER. HIGH 61. NORTH WIND 10-20 MPH.
TONIGHT: BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 42.
TOMORROW: MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH 68.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:
DRY. HIGHS IN THE 70'S. LOWS IN THE 40'S & 50'S.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER STAGE AT DUBUQUE: 7.4 FEET & RISING
Dubuque and TriState
Scottish Inspector to Discuss Crime
A leading member of the Scottish law enforcement community will lead a conversation about ways to stem the recent rash of violence in Dubuque. Resources Unite has announced that they will host Graham Goulden for a community dialog. Goulden is the Chief Inspector for Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit. According to Resources Unite’s Josh Jasper, Goulden's three decades in law enforcement have made him take a different look at violent crime. Jasper says that Goulden helped to produce a documentary that showed people some of the root causes of violence, lessons that can be applied in Dubuque as well. Jasper says the underlying issues behind some of the recent crime in Dubuque are not things that are only a problem here. Jasper gets the sense that people in the Dubuque community are ready and willing to help where they can. Goulden will make his presentation at the Five Flags Center on October 22 at 6:00 PM.
Key West Pickle Barrel Location Closed
A Dubuque sandwich chain has closed another location. Pickle Barrel Subs had as many as five locations at one time, but is now down to three after the closure of their Key West restaurant this week. The sign is already off of the building where the Pickle Barrel shop used to be on Gateway Drive. Tables and booths inside the restaurant appeared to have been cleared out. A note on the door indicated that the restaurant was closed, thanked customers for past business, and directed people to the three remaining Pickle Barrel locations. The closure comes after another former location was demolished last month. The building that housed the Pickle Barrel on Delhi Street was torn down in early September to make way for additional parking near Finley Hospital. The closures leave the chain with three locations: on Main Street in downtown Dubuque, on Central Avenue in the city's North End, and near the intersection of Asbury and JFK Roads. Calls to Pickle Barrel owners seeking comment were not returned.
UD Students Raise Awareness of Homelessness
Around 80 students from the University of Dubuque will get a first-hand experience about what it's like to be homeless today. The students will participate in a Box City event on the campus quad. Haley Pankratz, a UD junior and organizer of the event, says they want to raise awareness of the growing concern of homelessness in Dubuque. Students will also be working with multiple organizations throughout the community to collect donations and supplies for the Dubuque Rescue Mission. Pankratz says students, staff, and faculty will construct shelters out of cardboard boxes and duct-tape, then spend the night in them. Pankratz says the message they hope to convey is that that homeless people come from all walks of life. The boxed shelters will be situated on the campus Quad, which is in the middle of the UD campus along North Algona Street. The event starts at 6:00 tonight.
Ernst Introduces Vet Health Bill
Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst has introduced a bill she says will improve health care access for disabled veterans and veterans in rural areas. The Veterans E-Health and Tele-Medicine Act, also known as the VETS Act, is a bi-partisan measure. Ernst says tele-health is one of the VA's major transformational initiatives to achieve affordable and convenient health care for veterans. Ernst says the number of veterans choosing to use tele-health care services continues to climb. In some cases veterans are forced to travel long distances to a federal facility before they can receive tele-health services by camera or phone. Ernst says the VETS Act addresses these unnecessary roadblocks by allowing qualified VA health professionals to use tele-health across state lines and from their own home. Ernst says tele-health care is an increasingly innovative and important means to meet the wide ranging needs of veterans in Iowa and nationwide. Tele-health uses of electronic information and telecommunications technology to support long distance clinical health care, public health, and health administration.
Carson to Hold Book Signing
Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be coming to Dubuque for a book signing later this month. The retired neurosurgeon will sign copies of his new book "A More Perfect Union" at River Lights Bookstore on October 24. The book is the tenth that Carson has written and the third that he has released in 2015. It's not clear whether Carson plans to make a speech during the signing. River Lights is stressing that Carson will only be signing books, and not any other campaign materials. Carson is currently running second to Donald Trump in most Republican polls. He was last in Dubuque when he headlined a forum at the University of Dubuque in July.
Jindal to Campaign in Dyersville
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has added a stop in Dyersville to an upcoming tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate had previously announced plans to visit six Iowa cities over a seven-day span. His campaign today announced five additional stops. Jindal will meet with voters at a private residence north of Dyersville on Wednesday evening at 6:30. That comes after a noon-time stop at a restaurant in Bettendorf. Wednesday's visit will be Jindal's fourth stop in the Dubuque area since July. He was last in Dubuque early last month when he greeted supporters at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.
Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Law enforcement experts and state leaders in Iowa monitoring the national debate over body cameras on police say there are privacy issues and technical limitations in granting the public full access to footage. The panelists spoke Thursday at a public forum in Des Moines. They included the city's former police chief, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the editor and publisher of The Hawk Eye newspaper in Burlington. The Des Moines Register reports about 60 people attended the event.
ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) - Iowa prison officials are considering upgrades in an effort to catch employees who might illegally smuggle contraband into prisons. The Des Moines Register reports the move follows charges brought against four former Anamosa State Penitentiary guards accused of using drugs while on the job. At least one is accused of smuggling cellphones in to give to inmates.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ted Cruz raised $12.2 million in the past three months for his Republican presidential bid, about twice what competitor Marco Rubio collected in the same time period. The new numbers are being circulated by the campaigns ahead of a deadline next week to report fundraising to federal regulators.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois says that starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss the Illini's game Saturday at Number 22 Iowa because of a shoulder injury. Interim coach Bill Cubit had said earlier this week that he doubted Ferguson would play.
Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:
BROWN DEER, Wis. (AP) - Police in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer are investigating the case of a 14-year-old girl who was selling herself online. WISN-TV reports that police are investigating what they call "cam girls," women who perform on command for viewers around the world. According to search warrants, the girl told police she recorded encounters with as many as 20 men and sold the videos to other men online.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A police dispatcher is credited with helping a frantic teen driver who was speeding down a Green Bay street with a stuck gas pedal shift the vehicle into neutral. WLUK-TV reports 16 year-old Olivia Crooks heard a crack after she drove out of the Southwest High School parking lot Tuesday. Her vehicle's accelerator was stuck and her brakes wouldn't stop the car.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a man died when he was struck by a Metra commuter train in Kenosha. The Kenosha Police Department said its officers responded after the Union Pacific Railroad reported that a northbound Metra train had struck 36-year-old Adam Richter of Kenoha Wednesday evening.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - University researchers say a parasite is attacking fish in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Nick Phelps' team at the University of Minnesota is trying to learn more about the parasite, which dissolves the muscles of fish. He says 26 lakes are known to have been infected in Minnesota since 1990, with 15 species affected.
Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press:
CHICAGO (AP) -Officials with Chicago Public Schools have declined to discuss the indictment of the district's former CEO. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take over the nation's third-largest school district in 2012. She left earlier this year amid a federal investigation. Emanuel named the city's former transit chief as a replacement in July.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers. Airport officials warned travelers Thursday that cabs could be scarce. The Department of Aviation later reported there were no problems at O'Hare and Midway airports.
CHICAGO (AP) - Tribune Media says it's hired a real estate investment banker to explore the sale of its Tribune Tower. Tribune Real Estate President Murray McQueen says the landmarked building is expected to attract interest from "a broad range of private and institutional investors and developers." The 36-story, neo-Gothic building houses the Chicago Tribune and other tenants.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after he was struck by a Metra commuter train in Kenosha. Adam Richter died at the scene. No one on board the Metra train from Chicago was hurt. Trains were delayed for about an hour-and-a-half.
Recap and preview of MLB LDS action...Colts win...golf recaps
UNDATED (AP) - Play in the American League Divisional playoff series got going last night with the home team losing each game. In Kansas City the Royals were stopped by the Astros 5-2 while in Toronto it was the Rangers getting the better of the Blue Jays 5-3. On tap today is Game 2 in each series.
UNDATED (AP) - The two National League Division playoffs get going today. Early in the evening the Cardinals are squaring off with the Cubs while this evening it'll be the Mets against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Of note, longtime L.A. broadcaster Vin Scully, who is 87, has been advised by doctors to skip the post season after undergoing what is being called a minor procedure.
HOUSTON (AP) - In case you missed the NFL game last night the Colts beat the Texans in Houston 27-20 and they did that without the services of starting quarterback Andrew Luck. He sat out his second-straight game with a shoulder injury and Matt Hasselbeck stepped in to complete 18 of 29 passes for 213 yards and no interceptions.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - The second day of play at the Presidents Cup in South Korea is over, and the U.S. is holding onto a one-point lead. The International Team won the Day 2 fourball competition leaving the American squad with a 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 point lead.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Second round play of the LPGA's event in Malaysia is over and American Alison Lee has dropped from the lead. She shared the top spot after the first round and is now two shots back of China's Ha Na Jang.
No. 22 Iowa hosts Illinois in first ranked game in 5 years
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa is ranked for the first time in five years. With a win in Iowa City on Saturday, Illinois could make the Hawkeyes stay in the Top 25 a short one - and serve notice that it's an early contender in the Big Ten West. The 22nd-ranked Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) host the Illini in a matchup that's much more intriguing than it looked like it would be in August. Iowa has been revitalized by the sweeping changes made by longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. Its defense has been among the best in league, holding Wisconsin to just a pair of field goals in last week's 10-6 win. Illinois (4-1, 1-0) is fresh off what was technically a 14-13 upset of Nebraska at home last week.
Texas Tech hopes to rebound vs Iowa St after 2-game skid
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech looks to rebound from back-to-back losses to top-five teams when the Red Raiders take on Iowa State on Saturday. The Cyclones are aiming for a second Big 12 road win after beating Kansas last week. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kinsgbury sees a much improved Iowa State (2-2, 1-0) team led by quarterback Sam Richardson. The Red Raiders are No. 124th in the nation - fourth from the bottom - in total defense, giving up 581 yards per game.Texas Tech (3-2, 0-2 Big 12), which leads the nation in passing offense and ranked third in total offense, lost to then-No. 3 TCU two weeks ago and fell to then-No. 5 Baylor last week. The Cyclones hope a new defensive scheme will help stifle the Red Raiders.
Also tomorrow; Northern Iowa is is North Dakota State. In Division 3 action locally: Dubuque is at Simpson, Loras is at Buena Vista, and UW Platteville is home for homecoming against UW Stevens Point.
Here is the latest Wisconsin sports news from The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska knows what's coming and believes it's ready. The Cornhuskers knew last year but weren't prepared for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon to run for an FBS-record 408 yards and four touchdowns in a demoralizing 35-point loss in Madison. The Huskers hope to win Saturday when Wisconsin visits in a key Big Ten West game.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Former NFL coach Lindy Infante has died in Florida at age 75. Infante coached the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1991. He was hired by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996 and led the team to the playoffs in his first season. He was fired after the 1997 when the Colts fell to 3-13. His overall NFL record was 36-60.
Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night. Will Barton had 17 points and Jokic Nikola added 14 for the Nuggets. Nikola Mirotic led the Bulls with 18 points.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Robby Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the St. Louis Blues beat Edmonton 3-1 Thursday night. Vladimir Tarasenko had the tying goal for the Blues near the midpoint of the second period. Troy Brouwer added an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining in the third. Brian Elliott finished with 23 saves.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Jay Cutler says the strained hamstring that kept him out two weeks ago is improving even if it's not quite 100 percent heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City. The Bears have been racking up injuries at a rapid rate. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery has been sidelined since the opener by a hamstring problem. Eddie Royal has an ankle injury.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Chicago Cubs' return to the playoffs has drawn the largest television audience in the short history of baseball's wild-card game. The Cubs' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game on TBS averaged 8.3 million viewers. That topped the previous high of 7.6 million set a night earlier for the Astros' win over the Yankees in the AL game on ESPN.
High School Cross Country
At the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet in Waterloo yesterday, in girls action Hempstead finished 5th, Senior placed 7th and Wahlert 8th of the 13 conference teams. Hempstead's Casey Nichols had the best city finish in 13th place in a time of 19.44. In the boys race; Senior finished 5th, Hempstead was 6th and Wahlert placed 11th. Mark Whalen of Senior had the top city boys finish in 13th place in a time of 16:25. Iowa City High won the girls title while Cedar Falls brought home the boys top finish.
High School Volleyball
Iowa City Regina 3, Cascade 2
West Liberty 3, Bellevue 0
Shullsburg 3, Cassville 0
Benton 3, Highland 2
Southwestern 3, Boscobel 0
Fennimore 3, Iowa Grant 1
Platteville 3, River Valley 1
West Carroll 2, East Dubuque 1
Dubuque 3, Rockford 0
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POST SEASON
Texas at Toronto, 11:45 a.m.
Houston at Kansas City, 2:45 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 5:45 p.m.
New York at Los Angeles, 8:45 p.m.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Winnipeg at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m.
Arizona at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.