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Weather Forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Monday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Dubuque and TriState

Wayne Wants Deer Reported

The bow hunting season for deer in Iowa is open and one person who oversees a large recreation area is putting out a plea to hunters in his area.

Wayne Buchholtz, the Park Ranger at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area, south of Dubuque, wants deer hunters in the Mines of Spain to report their kills. He says the information is valuable when they try to track the deer population in the Recreation area.

He says he has made similar requests in the past… with limited response.

Buchholtz says he would like to have successful hunters report their kill to the staff at the nature center, in person, or call the center with the information.

He says they would like to know approximately where on the Mines of Spain property the animal was taken… whether it was a buck or a doe… the date… and the hunter's tag number.

Unoccupied Crash
There were no injuries in a single vehicle accident in Argyle Wisconsin, Thursday afternoon… mainly because there was no-one in the vehicle when the incident occurred.
According to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, 28-year old Travis Jung of Dodgeville had parked his vehicle on North Lafayette Street. Thinking the vehicle was in "Park", he got out of it, but it started to roll. The vehicle went over a curb, across a lawn, across a side-street, hit the deck of a house, went through a chain link fence and finally stopped after hitting a second residence.
Deputies say… luckily… no one in the area or in the homes was injured during the incident.
Three Arsons
Dubuque Police and Fire investigators are looking into three fires in vehicles overnight… and all three appear to be arson.
The first incident was reported around 4:20 Friday morning when residents reported hearing a loud noise and seeing flames in the vicinity of 30th and Jackson. The first units on the scene found a pickup truck and a passenger car on fire behind Bob's Auto Repair. Both fires were quickly extinguished, however the truck was destroyed in the blaze.
Dubuque Fire Marshall, Mark Burkle says the investigation shows the fire in the truck started in the passenger compartment and had spread to the engine, and rear compartments. He says the blaze in the passenger vehicle was confined to the back seat area.
Later in the morning, a minor fire was reported in a car in the 25-hundred block of White. Burkle says, in that incident, the fire was contained to the trunk area of the car.
He says arson is suspected in all three cases and samples of material from the vehicles will be sent in to the state for analysis. There are no suspects in the case, at this time.

Regional News

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Customers of Mediacom in Fort Dodge and Webster City had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair. The Fort Dodge Messenger reports the problems began late Tuesday when a crew from Windstream, from which Mediacom leases fiber lines, tried to repair fiber between Fort Dodge and Humboldt. Mediacom spokeswoman Phyllis Peters said service resumed at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A pack of wild coyotes in Illinois has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive. The Muscatine Journal reports that 21-year-old Daniel Rice is back in Muscatine County custody, facing a charge of escape in addition to other allegations. He'd been taken from the Muscatine County Jail on Monday to a Muscatine hospital for treatment of a heart-related issue when he slipped out of handcuffs. The Rock Island County, Illinois sheriff's office respond early Wednesday to a call about coyotes chasing two men at a forest preserve, including Rice.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - That cougar sighted in Evansdale? It's probably a house cat. KWWL-TV reports that's the verdict of Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Jason Auel after studying photos a woman took near the Cedar River on Tuesday.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa man has been convicted of making and using counterfeit credit cards. Federal prosecutors say Yoirland Rojas of Storm Lake was found guilty Thursday in Sioux City.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Police Association plans a no-confidence vote on the city's police chief next week following the firing of an officer who fatally shot a man in a downtown park. Union president Mike Crivello tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel morale among officers has been "broken" by the firing of Officer Christopher Manney. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney earlier this month, saying Manney instigated the fight that led to the shooting.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin attorney general candidates Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have wrapped up their second debate. The race between Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, has turned fierce, with each accusing the other of being soft on crime. Friday's debate generated some sparks, too, when Happ accused Schimel of flip-flopping on whether he would defend a state law that bans outside groups from coordinating with candidates.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker says his administration would continue to invest in worker training to provide Wisconsin's manufacturers with skilled employees. Press-Gazette Media reports Walker spoke yesterday while in Green Bay for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an expanded lab at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where students learn manufacturing skills.

TOWN OF MENASHA, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a 68-year-old Town of Menasha man who died during a burglary of his apartment. WLUK-TV reports officers were called to the apartment by a neighbor Thursday.

Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - The managers of two Chicago apartment buildings are telling residents to watch their step while tightrope walker Nik Wallenda practices his craft next month. The 35-year-old daredevil plans two Chicago tightrope walks to be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. The first walk will stretch more than two city blocks on an uphill 15-degree angle from one high-rise to another above the Chicago River. The second walk will go from one of two Marina Towers buildings to the other.

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) - A 76-year-old former southern Illinois pastor has been ordered committed to state custody for 51 years for molesting a 4-year-old child in 2010. Bill Vandergraph of Alto Pass was placed into the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services, sparing him possible prison time. Vandergraph once guided fundraising efforts to restore the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, a towering tourist attraction near Alto Pass.

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 17 1/2 years in prison for a murder-for-hire scheme targeting his estranged wife and several of her friends. Zenon Grzegorczyk (greh-GOHR'-chek) allegedly told undercover officers to "grab" the victims and then "go some quiet place" and burn them alive. Grzegorczyk allegedly offered to pay $5,000 per person killed.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location. The statue of a Civil War soldier will be restored and moved to Veterans Memorial Hall. It was bought in 1900 by Winnebago County to decorate the entrance to a courthouse, which was demolished in 1967. The statue was stored for 17 years before being placed atop a pedestal at a street intersection, where it has stood for 30 years.

National News

Quarantined health worker tests negative for Ebola...Ebola nurse back home...School shooter was homecoming prince

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains in isolation at University Hospital in Newark. The health care worker who had contact with Ebola patients became the first traveler quarantined under new rules imposed by New York and New Jersey. They require a 21-day quarantine of all arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Nurse Nina Pham is back home in Texas after recovering from Ebola. She arrived late last night at a Fort Worth airport after being released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center near Washington. She was exposed while treating the Ebola patient in Texas who later died. She says she feels "fortunate and blessed."

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - The student who shot and killed another and himself in Washington state is described by some as a happy, popular student, but social media accounts suggest he was struggling with something. Authorities say Jaylen Fryberg also wounded three students, three critically, at his Seattle-area high school yesterday. Fryberg played football and was recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says a non-combat-related incident has killed a Marine in Iraq, the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group. Officials say the incident that killed Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside is under investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Less than half, 43 percent, approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the danger posed by the extremist militants.

Sports

Royals top Giants...Maddon leaves Rays...Colts to play without Wayne...McMurray has NASCAR pole

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie allowed two runs and four hits before Kansas City's bullpen tossed four hitless innings of relief in a 3-2 victory over the Giants in San Francisco. Alcides Escobar doubled on the game's first pitch and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored as the Royals took a two-games-to-one lead in the World Series. Alex Gordon hit an RBI double and scored on Eric Hosmer's single to put the Royals ahead 3-0 in the sixth.

ST. PETERSBERG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Maddon has managed the Rays for nine seasons, compiling a 754-705 record. He led took Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times and won the AL pennant in 2008.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not play in the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of an elbow injury. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day before being ruled out yesterday by coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne has caught 38 passes for 434 yards and one touchdown this season.

RIDGEWAY, Va. (AP) - Jamie McMurray will be the pole-sitter for tomorrow's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after qualifying ahead of the eight drivers still competing in the Chase for the championship. Joey Logano will join McMurray in the front row, ahead of Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. Logano and Kenseth are two of the eight drivers still in contention for the Sprint Cup championship.

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara tore a ligament in his knee and will miss four to six weeks. General manager Peter Chiarelli said the 2009 Norris Trophy winner will not need surgery on the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Chara was injured in the first period of Thursday's loss to the New York Islanders.

Baseball World Series Score

Royals 3, Giants 2

Football Scores

Platteville 31, Clinton 12

Lancaster 82, Osseo-Fairchild 45

Mineral Point 28, Deerfield 7

Cuba City 38, Iowa-Grant 8

Potosi 44, Williams Bay 24

Burlington Central 38, Shullsburg 22

Black Hawk 40, Belmont 8

Dubuque Hempstead 28, Davenport Central 10

Dubuque Senior 41, Clinton 0

Solon 28, Dubuque Wahlert 12

Cascade 34, Anamosa 13

Dyersville Beckman 38, Center Point-Urbana 15

Western Dubuque 49, De Witt Central 14

Bellevue 54, Wapello 14

Summer-Fredericksburg 32, Clayton Ridge 7

Edgewood-Colesburg 34, Starmont 27

Independence 28, Maquoketa 0

Galena 64, Pecitonica 14

East Dubuque 50, Orangeville 0

Dakota 42, Stockton 26

Freeport Aquin 41, River Ridge (Ill) 20

Hockey

Fighting Saints 4, Omaha 2

NBA Preseason

Timberwolves 113, Bulls 112

College Football Saturday

Wisconsin hosts Maryland with an 11 o'clock kickoff. Illinois will host Minnesota at 11 o'clock. Iowa and Iowa State both have the weekend off. Northern Iowa is at Western Illinois with a 1 o'clock kickoff.

In local Division 3 action; Dubuque is hosting Buena Vista and Loras is at Simpson, both kickoff at 1 o'clock. U-W Platteville is at Stout with a 2 o'clock kick time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints

Tonight the Dubuque Fighting Saints skate at home. Tonight the Saints will host Madison .the puck will drop tomorrow night at 7:05.

Wisconsin HS Tournament Volleyball

The Regional Final round of the Wisconsin High School volleyball tournament takes place this evening. In Division 2; Platteville is at River Valley. In Division 3; Cuba City hosts Broadhead and Mineral Point is at Wisconsin Heights. In Division 4; Southwestern hosts Potosi and River Ridge is at Highland. All start at 7 o'clock.

Dubuque Independent Football League

Today is championship Saturday for the Dubuque Independent Football League at Dalzell Field. The Division 2 game which are for youth players in 3rd and 4th grades will be at 5:30 between the Dubuque Steelers and the Cascade Cougars. The Division 1 championship game which are for youth players in 5th and 6th grades will follow at 7 o'clock between the Dubuque Colts and the Dubuque Patriots. Admission is free.