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Weather Forecast

FORECAST FOR DUBUQUE AND THE TRI STATES

TODAY...LIGHT RAIN. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO

15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN

90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...LIGHT RAIN. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE IN THE UPPER 30S.

EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.

TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. HIGH

AROUND 40. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE

AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW

IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER

MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30.

.WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH

IN THE MID 30S.

CHRISTMAS DAY, MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

Dubuque and TriState

Getty Terrace Fire

For the second time in less than two months, a fire has damaged an apartment complex in the Sheridan Village complex in Dubuque. The Fire Department responded just before 6:30 last evening to a fire at 3229 Getty Terrace. The fire apparently started in a second floor apartment and spread to the attic of the building. Fire officials say at least 3 apartments in the building suffered significant damage. There was what is described as "heavy fire" when the first units arrived on the scene. No one was injured as a result of the fire, however, one person was taken to the hospital for a medical condition unrelated to the fire. The American Red Cross responded to the scene and is providing help to the victims. Fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause. On November 12th another fire in the complex resulted in injuries to three people and displaced 12 residents.

Jo Daviess Accident

In Jo Daviess County, what started out as a report of a suspicious person, turned into an accident investigation. Authorities say a report was received just before 7:30 yesterday morning about a suspicious person in the area of Blackjack Road and Irwin Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, gthey found 19-year old Benjamin Sheppard of Hanover standing by the side of the road. He told authorities he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident amd sustained injuries. The Hanover Ambulance was called to the scene, and Sheppard was transported to Midwest Medical center for treatment of his injuries. The deputies say their investigation showed that Sheppard had lost control of his vehicle, and it had gone off the roadway, struck and embankment and overturned in a field. They say the investigation into the incident continues.

Holiday Shopping Safety

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but it can also bring out the criminal element in society. As people continue to shop for the holidays, the Dubuque Police Department has a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe as you shop for this holiday season. Lt. Scott Baxter says one of the most preventable crimes is auto burglaries and theft. Baxter says while thefts of gifts and/or presents from automobiles can't be totally prevented, locking those presents and gifts in the trunk of your vehicle while you're inside shopping at a retail outlet will discourage potential thieves from violating your property.

Regional News

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The City Council is expected to vote today on a measure that would cut hours at most parks in Sioux City. The ordinance would change the closing time at most parks to 9 p.m. instead of 11 p.m. City officials say removing people from parks earlier would help stop neighbors' noise complaints before they're made.

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two residents have escaped injury after a fire damaged the basement of their home in Forest City. The blaze was reported yesterday afternoon. Fire Chief Mark Johnson blamed a space heater in the basement for the fire. Damage from the flames was limited to the basement.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A 22-year-old man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself in the face inside a Des Moines apartment. The incident happened Saturday night. Investigators believe Fabiano Aguiniga accidentally shot himself with a shotgun while five other people were in the apartment.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Governor Rick Perry will attend a conservative summit in Iowa next month. A spokesman for the conservative group Citizens United says Perry will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24th in Des Moines. Other confirmed guests for the summit include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Autopsies are planned for four people shot and killed in Rockford. The Rockford Register Star Reports 24-year-old Martia Flint, her 24-year-old boyfriend Demontae Rhodes and her sons, 6-year-old Tyrone Smith III and 4-year-old Tobias Smith, were found dead in a duplex late Saturday. The Winnebago County coroner says autopsies will take place Monday. No arrests have been made.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's Lake Shore Drive has reopened following a wrong-way crash that left one person dead and several others injured. Police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic says the three-car accident happened Monday morning. The driver of a vehicle heading south in the northbound lanes was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating.

CHICAGO (AP) - A published report says a Chicago Board of Education member appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has stake in companies that have seen a boost in the business they get from city schools. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that from 2010 until Deborah Quazzo's 2013 appointment, money paid to companies she invested in totaled $390,000. The companies saw an additional $2.9 million in Chicago Public Schools business since the appointment. Quazzo says she doesn't see a conflict of interest.

CHICAGO (AP) - Governor Pat Quinn has departed for his annual holiday trip to deliver Christmas cards to wounded soldiers. The outgoing governor is headed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland to deliver cards made by Illinois children. Quinn made a similar trip in 2013, but in previous years he's visited U.S. service members in Germany.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Two people have been rescued after the ice boat they were sailing in broke through the ice on Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc. Police say they got a call yesterday afternoon about an overturned boat on the lake. The dive team arrived and pulled two people from the water. Neither person was injured.

(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Wisconsin National Guard has started calling up members to respond to potential protests related to the fatal shooting of a man by police. Guard officials say there's no mission yet, but members will be ready if needed. The April death of Dontre Hamilton has led to a series of protests in Milwaukee, Demonstrators want prosecutors to charge former officer Christopher Manney in the killing.

(Information in the following story is from: WFLA-TV, http://www.wfla.com/)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers. Tampa authorities say the lightning strike happened yesterday outside Raymond James Stadium as fans were walking back to their cars. Rescue crews took seven people to the hospital, and several others told authorities they were going on their own.

(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A man charged with chasing two Milwaukee police officers with a knife outside a home where two men were found stabbed to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-six-year-old Alfonso Martinez Jr. was arrested December 1st after officers were called to check on residents inside the home. A judge last week found Martinez incompetent to aid in his own defense.

National News

Officer won't be charged...Commissioner says mayor has lost some support...Russian bank bailout

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges. That announcement came today from the top prosecutor in Milwaukee County. He says Christopher Manley won't be charged because he shot Dontre Hamilton in self-defense. Manney is at least the third white police officer not to be charged in the past month after a confrontation that led to the death of a black man.

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's police commissioner concedes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has lost the confidence of some of the city's police officers. But a relative of one of the two officers killed in an ambush over the weekend says the family would welcome a visit from the mayor. Some police officers turned their backs on the mayor on Saturday as he walked through the hospital where the slain officers were taken. Commissioner William Bratton told NBC's "Today" show that he didn't think that was appropriate conduct by the officers.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans have been buying homes. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes slid last month to the slowest pace in six months. The combination of higher home prices and relatively stagnant incomes has reduced affordability, and it has restrained buying activity.

MOSCOW (AP) - The slide in the value of Russia's ruble is straining that country's banking system. Russia's Central Bank says it has bailed out a mid-sized bank, at a cost of about $500 million, in order to save it from bankruptcy. It will also place the bank under its supervision until it finds an investor.

PHOENIX (AP) - Many of the young immigrants who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected today to start applying for Arizona driver's licenses. It's a privilege that was initially denied by the governor, but it's now been granted by the courts. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it's anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide.

Sports

Playoffs implications in MNF...Streaking Raptors face Bulls...Badgers face tough Cal

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Monday Night Football game has post-season implications for both the Broncos and Bengals. Denver can clinch a first-round playoff bye with a win, while the home standing Bengals can lock up a fourth straight playoff appearance with a win.

CHICAGO (AP) - Two of the NBA's division leaders meet when the Bulls host Toronto tonight. The Atlantic Division leading Raptors take a six-game winning streak into the showdown. Chicago has the best record in the Central Division but is only 5-5 at home this season.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The slumping Spurs try to get back on track when they host the Clippers tonight. San Antonio has lost four in a row and six of their last eight games. The Clippers will be their fifth straight opponent that would currently qualify for the playoffs.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - No. 5 Wisconsin is coming off an eight-day layoff for exams heading into their road game at California in a meeting of 10-1 teams. The Golden Bears have won seven in a row and are off to their best start to a season since 1959-60.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - It'll be a Pacific Division showdown when Anaheim hosts San Jose tonight in the NHL. The Ducks top the division by seven-points over the second-place Sharks. San Jose takes a five-game winning streak into the match-up.

SUNDAY FINALS

NFL

Houston 25, Baltimore 13

Detroit 20, Chicago 14

Atlanta 30, New Orleans 14

Miami 37, Minnesota 35

Carolina 17, Cleveland 13

Green Bay 20, Tampa Bay 3

Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12

New England 17, N.Y. Jets 16

N.Y. Giants 37, St. Louis 27

Oakland 26, Buffalo 24

Dallas 42, Indianapolis 7

Seattle 35, Arizona 6

NBA

Toronto 118, New York 108

Cleveland 105, Memphis 91

Sacramento 108, L.A. Lakers 101

Phoenix 104, Washington 92

Miami 100, Boston 84

Philadelphia 96, Orlando 88

Brooklyn 110, Detroit 105

New Orleans 101, Oklahoma City 99

Indiana 100, Minnesota 96

NHL

Colorado 2, Detroit 1, SO

Dallas 6, Edmonton 5, SO

Boston 4, Buffalo 3, OT

N.Y. Rangers 1, Carolina 0

Chicago 4, Toronto 0

Philadelphia 4, Winnipeg 3, OT

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. The Blackhawks played with a "CR" on their helmets after assistant equipment manager Clint Reif died earlier in the day. Antti Raanta made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season.

CHICAGO (AP) - Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 yesterday. Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit. The Bears benched quarterback Jay Cutler last week in favor of Clausen. Matthew Stafford overcame two interceptions and completed 22 of 39 passes for 243 yards.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams yesterday. Beckham set a franchise rookie record with his 10th and 11th TD catches. The Giants had a season-best 514 yards in total offense and have won three in a row heading into their finale at home against the Eagles.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two Giants players and one Rams player were ejected after a short brawl when Odell Beckham Jr. was tackled late out of bounds after a short reception. Wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre' Moore were ejected for New York. Rams defensive end William Hayes was booted. Moore and Hayes exchanged punches.

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports news from The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 318 yards and one touchdown yesterday to help the Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3. Green Bay closes the regular season at home against Detroit. A victory will give the Packers another NFC North crown. The Bucs have lost five straight and remain in contention for the first overall pick in the 2015 draft.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jordan Fouse scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Green Bay roll to a 66-46 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in the opening round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic yesterday. Fouse was 6 of 8 from the floor and had nine rebounds. Green Bay has won four-straight and eight of its past nine games.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tackle Anthony Collins, receiver Robert Herron and running back Mike James were inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Green Bay Packers. Collins was a starter until being demoted before last week's game against Carolina. Tampa Bay's other inactives included Solomon Patton, Isaiah Frey, Lawrence Sidbury and Evan Rodriguez.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - C.J. Miles scored 28 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 last night. Roy Hibbert had 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Pacers. Mo Williams had 24 points and 10 assists for the Timberwolves.

MONDAY SCHEDULE

NFL

Denver at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

TOP 25 BASKETBALL

Men

No. 5 Wisconsin at California, 8 p.m.

No. 10 Kansas at Temple, 6 p.m.

No. 11 Wichita State vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m.

No. 12 Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio), 5 p.m.

No. 15 Oklahoma vs. Weber State, 7 p.m.

No. 16 Washington vs. Tulane, 10 p.m.

No. 18 Miami vs. Providence, 8 p.m.

No. 19 San Diego State vs. UC Riverside, 10 p.m.

No. 20 St. John's vs. Long Beach State, 6:30 p.m.

No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.

No. 22 West Virginia vs. Wofford, 6:30 p.m.

No. 23 Butler vs. Tennessee-Martin, 6 p.m.

No. 25. Michigan State vs. The Citadel, 5 p.m.

NBA

Denver at Charlotte, 6 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 7 p.m.

Utah at Memphis, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NHL

Ottawa at Washington, 6 p.m.

Nashville at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Arizona at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Calgary at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.