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Forecast calls for ice this weekend

Preceding the main ice storm will be a period of freezing rain and sleet that affect travel in northern IL and southern Wisconsin during Wednesday night. Nearly 10 years to the day afterward, weather forecasters are predicting another ice storm to hit the county starting tonight. As the chilled rain falls on cold surfaces, it will freeze into a glaze of ice.

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Walker says UW tuition cut will be 'significant'

Harnisch echoed the points UW System officials made last fall when the Board of Regents approved a plan for a small tuition increase during the 2018-19 school year. "Until then, we will continue to aggressively pursue our common goals of college affordability and workforce development". He said there would be funding increases, but those would be specifically tied to meeting performance criteria.

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NASCAR star Carl Edwards won't race in 2017

Gibbs said Edwards' decision was a shocker. If they invest wisely and save, they can make enough money in a decade or less of racing to live several lifetimes (Well at least how you and I live that is). Edwards won the 2012 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. And it shouldn't have come as a total surprise that one of NASCAR's most popular and talented drivers chose to walk away now.

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2 men stabbed at Westfield Wheaton mall

Refresh wbaltv.com and our app, and watch 11 News for late-breaking updates. Police say both men were taken to a local hospital, where both died. One of the victims has been identified as Angel Alfredo Pineda-Gomez, age 24, of Silver Spring.

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Rhett Lashlee leaving Auburn to be new offensive coordinator at UConn

Question is who will Auburn turn to replace Lashlee? Coach Gus Malzahn's protégé is joining recently rehired UConn coach Randy Edsall to run the Huskies' offense. The pair reunited at Auburn in 2009 where Lashlee spent two more seasons as a graduate assistant. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has left to join Randy Edsall's staff at CT.

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Highlights of President-elect Trump's first press conference

ET. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published a 35-page dossier that summarized damaging allegations about President-elect Donald Trump's personal and financial dealings. But those encounters have all been brief, leaving many details of the president-elect's policy positions unclear. U.S. media have reported the information was included in an intelligence briefing received last week by both Mr Trump and President Barack Obama.

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INDOT: I-465 north lanes may reopen today

ISP's Capt. Dave Bursten talks about the incident where a truck hit the Rockville Road overpass on I-465 on the west side of Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. The collision damaged four of about 14 bridge beams over I-465 northbound , allowing a partial reopening of the bridge. "The south half of the bridge is blocked off with concrete barriers because half of it is gone.

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4 law officer shootings around SD county justified

The ruling coming almost four months after the incident which sparked weeks of protests. All were reasonable under the facts leading to each shooting, with officers fearing for their lives or the lives of others, said District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis .

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Federal ethics chief calls Trump's business plans "wholly inadequate"

The head of the nonpartisan Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, took especially sharp aim at Trump's announcement Wednesday that he wouldn't sell his business while serving as president, saying instead the company would only pursue US deals and not foreign ones, Politico reported .

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Obama: The United States' clean energy transition is 'irreversible'

As evidence of the inevitability of clean energy, he cites the growing signs that carbon emissions are decoupling from economic growth, global momentum from the Paris Agreement and other quarters, and the increasing power of market forces driving toward clean energy.

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Northern Ireland political crisis will not delay Article 50, says Theresa May

Sinn Fein denied sending mixed messages and insisted its position is clear - that an election needs to happen come what may, but the party will not rule out meetings with others in the interim. But Foster said Sinn Feinn was "playing a game of chicken" and refused to step down, the BBC reported. McGuinness, who has recently taken a break from some of his duties because of an undisclosed illness, told the British media that he would say at a later date whether or not he would be well ...

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Tammy Baldwin supports Trump nominee Elaine Chao

Wicker specifically asked the former Secretary of Labor about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Program, the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the "Jones Act", which supports the USA maritime industry.

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New grading system draws criticism

The 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district will be given one of five ratings from A-F. "The detachment from reality tells me that we really need to focus on students and not what the state says we're doing", said Proctor. "What is this data telling us? We want to be well represented by the grade given to us".

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Mom, boyfriend charged in teenage girl's dismemberment death

Police claimed that Packer gave misleading information to detectives after reporting that the girl was missing from their Abington home in July, the television station noted. Sara Packer once worked as an adoption supervisor in the Northampton County's Department of Human Services. Yes, somewhere the system and society failed Grace Packer .

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VA Undersecretary Shulkin Tapped To Lead Trump's VA

Trump made the announcement at his first press conference since the November election, and after a lengthy search which included dozens of potential candidates. According to Politico , Trump search for a VA secretary led to several rejections, including from veterans' advocates and healthcare executives, before landing on Shulkin.

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In California And Nevada, A Brief Respite Between Powerful Storms

The weekend storm that hit Central and Northern California caused many rivers to swell to at flood stage, or above it. Rivers at or above the flooding stage include the Middle Fork Feather, Eel, Russian, Navarro, and Sacramento. As the former top Bay Area forecaster for the National Weather Service, Null is something of a local guru when it comes to talking rain, wind and snow.

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Manatee man fatally shoots woman looking for her dog

January 10. She was taken to a local hospital where she died, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Matthews appeared before Circuit Judge Janette Dunnigan on Wednesday afternoon for his first appearance hearing, where he politely answered her questions.

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New campaign launched to combat human trafficking in Kansas

At first blush, Montana's numbers don't necessarily overwhelm. The DCI contributed the successes to the, "collaborative efforts among federal, state, local agencies and increased public awareness". Anastasia Burton, the DOJ's Deputy Communications Director says the DOJ hopes to further highlight human trafficking with its Faces of Freedom exhibit opening later this week.

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Louisville set to hire Sirmon

Grantham spent the last three seasons at Louisville, where he served as Bobby Petrino's defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach. Defensive coordinators Todd Grantham and Peter Sirmon are crossing paths, with Mississippi State announcing it has Grantham, while his predecessor will be hired by Louisville in the same position, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg.

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Woman Fatally Shot at Brockton Apartment

State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, Brockton Police and Boston Police are all investigating the incident. The murder is the first homicide in Brockton in 2017. You can find domestic violence resources here . Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Monteiro had recently told a family member she was anxious Andrade would "kill her" if he learned she had a new boyfriend.

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The Weeknd and Selena Gomez Spotted Making Out in Los Angeles

The revealing photos also captured the singers holding hands, while in one Selena wraps her arm around The Weeknd , real name Abel Tesfaye . TMZ posted a few photos of the pair hugging each other and locking lips, lets just say there were plenty PDA.

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Sessions hints at tougher policy toward legalized marijuana

There might be no easier position for Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). He would be in charge of shaping and enforcing federal marijuana policy if confirmed. Sessions was asked whether he would target marijuana operations that are legal under state law.

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Jeff Sessions's Drug War May End What's Left Of States' Rights

But in Tuesday's 10-hour grilling, Sessions received just one question about marijuana, in the form of a loping inquiry about federalism from Sen. Sessions replied to that by saying that as federal law stands, cannabis is illegal. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), is getting grilled in confirmation hearings and one of those doing the grilling is U.S. Sen. His answer was skillfully evasive, and I hope other senators continue to press for more clarity.

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Another round of snow, rain and ice for Maine Tuesday into Wednesday

The bigger story in Central Illinois was the wind with several locations reporting wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 31 miles per hour. But, temperatures will slowly warm with the freezing line gradually creeping north Saturday into Sunday . Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph.With gusts to 50 mph Decreasing to 20 to 30 mph.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) Insider Ownership stands at 0.1

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. increased its stake in Enbridge Energy, L.P.by 1.2% in the third quarter. 6055 shares were traded on JP Energy Partners LP's last session. If you are reading this article on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright law. 02/27/2015 - Cypress Energy Partners LP was upgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Zacks.

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Trump Announces Pick for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Trump made the surprise announcement during a press conference in NY, saying Shulkin is "fantastic" and will do a "truly great job", The Associated Press reported. In that role, he oversees the Veterans Health Administration and a health care system that covers almost nine million veterans across more than 1,700 sites.

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Girl gets back special teddy bear lost during airport shooting

It's well known that TMZ pays thousands of dollars for its exclusives. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said Federal Bureau of Investigation and county investigators enhanced the video, checking to see if a reflection in the middle showed the person who used a cell phone to shoot the video off a computer screen.

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Activists agree to leave Apollo House

Since the court refusal of an extension, a wall of support around Apollo House has been formed by protesters, and it remains to be seen whether the residents will still occupy the building as their search for safe housing for Dublin's homeless continues.

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Donald Trump gets brief on sex romp claims

Russian spies eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton as well, as far back as during her husband's presidency, but their information on her contains mostly evidence of situations where she had said things the contradicted her position at the time , not embarrassing behavior, the long report says.

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Police Officers Say Scrutiny Of Police Killings Has Made Their Job Tougher

They're also skeptical of the protests that have followed those tragic incidents. Only 12 percent believed the encounters did not make a difference. "I wish the community had a greater understanding of why the police do what we do, and sometimes we have to do a better job of putting ourselves in their shoes as well", said Don De Lucca, the chief of police in Doral, Florida, and president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'shortlist' to commute prison sentence

Manning ultimately pleaded guilty and before her sentencing issued an apology to the nation. NBC's sources in the intelligence community said that Manning's sentencing seemed "excessive" in hindsight, especially given that the information itself turned out to not have as much of an impact as they anticipated.

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Snow Closes Highway in California's High Sierra

City officials are cautioning residents to postpone any travel plans as the storm rolls through; first responders may not be able to rescue people in time due to the harsh conditions. More than 3 feet of new snow already was reported Tuesday morning at the top of the Mount Rose ski resort between Reno and Lake Tahoe. There were traffic holds on USA 50 between Twin Bridges and Meyers for avalanche control most of Tuesday up until the evening, when the highway was closed at Echo Summit from ...

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Brownback issues challenge to Kansas universities

Brownback has said he'll offer some goals for education spending, but won't provide a model plan. Kansas faces a projected $342 million shortfall in its current budget and gaps in funding for existing programs that total almost $1.1 billion through June 2019.

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Donald Trump report: Bombshell claims Vladimir Putin blackmailed Trump to presidency

The current president, Barack Obama made a statement late Tuesday refusing to comment in the wake of the released information. Intelligence officials have briefed both President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump on a unverified report claiming Russian spies have "compromising" personal and financial information about the president-elect, U.S.

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Mark Zuckerberg just nabbed Uber's head of policy for his charity work

David Plouffe was the mastermind behind the historic victory of President Barack Obama when he first ran for office back in 2008. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr Priscilla Chan have hired President Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe to lead policy and advocacy at their non-profit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.


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