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Today...Rain this morning and early afternoon, mixing with freezing rain early today. It will become mostly sunny later. High 51. Breezy with a south wind at 20-25 mph.

Tonight....Mostly Clear. Low 32. Northwest wind at 15-20 mph.

Tomorrow....Mostly sunny. High 61.

Extended... Tuesday though Thursday...Sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thusday. High's in the 60's. Low's in the 30's and 40's.

River Stage: 8.2 feet and falling

Regional News

Iowa News

GOOSE LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Officials in the eastern Iowa town of Goose Lake have declared the town's water system safe and have lifted a boil order this weekend. A water main break Monday night led officials to issue the boil-water advisory.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Police say no arrests have been made in a late-night shooting that injured one person. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that officers were called for a report of a shooting around 12:10 a.m. Friday. Police say five minutes later, 19-year-old Marquis Norris arrived at Covenant Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Animal welfare officials in Iowa are searching for the person who dumped eight newborn kittens in a gas station dumpster in Mason City. The Globe Gazette reports that a gas station employee saw someone throw a black garbage bag Thursday into the trash bin outside of the business. The kittens were taken to the Mason City Stray Animal Shelter, where they died.

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin voters will decide April 7 whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader. Approval almost certainly would mean the court's conservative majority will strip long-time Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of her title. Abrahamson and her close friend, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, are generally seen as the court's liberal minority and have been openly feuding with the conservative justices for years.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say they safely detonated a suspicious package that was found outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kenosha. Police Sergeant Joe Riesselmann tells the Kenosha News Planned Parenthood staff reported the package around 11:15 a.m. Friday. He says the way it was wrapped and the lack of identification or markings raised their concerns.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Interstate 90 near Janesville is open once again after a chemical spill shut down the freeway for much of the day Friday. The Rock County Sheriff's Office says cleanup efforts were completed late Friday night and the highway was reopened. Residents evacuated from a nearby neighborhood as a precaution were allowed to return home late Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Illinois News

CHICAGO (AP) - A big player in the troubled nuclear power industry is trying to change the rules of the energy game. Exelon Corporation says Illinois lawmakers must revamp the power market or potentially see three of that state's nuclear plants close. The Chicago-based company operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the country.

CHICAGO (AP) - The administration of Governor Bruce Rauner is considering hiring an appraiser to assess the value of Chicago's James R. Thompson Center, though it says it is premature to talk about selling the 17-story government building. Spokesman Mike Schrimpf tells the Tribune "the administration is doing its due diligence".

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Civil War. Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting. The requested four-minute ringing of bells at 2:15 p.m. on April 9th would coincide with the very hour of the ceremony leading to the end of the four-year Civil War.

National News

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is extending his stay in Switzerland where nuclear talks with Iran are approaching a Tuesday deadline for a preliminary deal. Officials say obstacles remain but Iran and the United States are steps closer to agreement. Two officials say Iran has tentatively accepted limits on machines it could use to enrich uranium and has agreed to ship out all enriched uranium it produces to Russia. Tehran is pushing back on the length of time it must endure technological limits.

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) - A summit of Arab leaders has ended with a warning that Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons." They also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force. The decision by the Arab League appears to put it on a path to more aggressively challenge Shiite power Iran, which is backing the Yemeni rebels.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Negative publicity from Indiana's enactment of a religious objections law appears to be having an impact. The Indianapolis Star reports Gov. Mike Pence has been in weekend discussions with legislative leaders and expects that a clarification bill will be introduced this week. Pence says he'd support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - No. 1 seed Wisconsin is in the national semifinals for the second straight year following an 85-78 triumph over No. 2 Arizona in Los Angeles. Frank Kaminsky poured in 29 points and Sam Dekker added 27 to set a career high for the second straight game. The Badgers denied the Wildcats a Final Four berth for the second straight year

UNDATED (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky remains unbeaten. Just barely. Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame to advance to the NCAA men's Final Four. The Irish had one last chance to tie or win it, but Jerian Grant missed a jumper from the corner as time expired.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have set a franchise record for victories in a season and clinched homecourt advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. Stephen Curry scored 25 points and the Warriors improved to 60-13 with their ninth straight win, 108-95 at Milwaukee. Klay Thompson scored 17 of his 21 points in the third quarter to help the Warriors pull away after the Bucks got within 57-50.

UNDATED (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators were able to clinch Stanley Cup playoff berths on Saturday. Andrew Cogliano scored the game-winner and Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots as the Ducks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 to stay atop the Western Conference, one point ahead of Nashville. Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists as Nashville dumped Washington 4-3 to reach the postseason for the first time in three years.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker has a four-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth through three rounds of the Texas Open. Walker fired a 3-under 69 for a 9-under total as he seeks his fifth title in two PGA seasons. FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel birdied the final three holes for a 69 to move up to third place at minus-3.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had four hits, raising his spring average to .459. In Goodyear, Arizona the other half of the Cubs split squad lost to the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 yesterday.

PHOENIX (AP) - Ryan Braun extended his torrid stretch with two more hits and two RBIs for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-2 spring training loss to the Cleveland Indians Saturday. After an 0-for-12 start this spring, Braun has 10 hits in his last 19 at-bats and is hitting .323 in Cactus League play.