Email List
 

ABC 15 Streaming LiveLive In The StudioCurrent Road ConditionsPump PatrolRaw NewsSchool Closings

Forecast


SATURDAY: Partly Sunny
Mild
High 41

SUNDAY: Cloudy
Rain/Snow Mix
PM Falling Temps
Low 34/High 38

MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy
Cooler
Low 20/High 32

TUESDAY: Partly Cloudy
Seasonal
Low 22/High 33

WEDNESDAY: Partly Cloudy
Warming
Low 23/High 40

more...
Advertise with us!

Country News

Last Update on January 23, 2015 08:06 GMT

ALLEGED MADONNA HACKER ARRESTED

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Madonna says she is "profoundly grateful" to authorities who helped with the arrest of an aspiring singer accused of leaking songs from her "Rebel Heart" album online. Israel's cybercrime unit has arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman and placed him under house arrest. His lawyer says Lederman denies the allegations and believes there is not sufficient evidence for an indictment. The leak in December prompted Madonna to release six of the songs early as an EP. "Rebel Heart" comes out in March. Police say Lederman stole songs from other musicians but did not name them.

RIHANNA WINS T-SHIRT CASE ON APPEAL

LONDON (AP) -- Rihanna has won her court fight over an unauthorized T-shirt. Britain's Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that fashion retailer Topshop cannot sell a shirt with Rihanna's photo on it without her permission. Topshop had argued retailers have used images of celebrities like Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, and Rihanna was wrong to claim that only a celebrity may market his or her own character. A lower court had ruled Rihanna's fans might be deceived into thinking she had endorsed the shirt.

BOB DYLAN EXPLAINS HIS 1966 HIATUS

NEW YORK (AP)-- Bob Dylan went into seclusion for a year in 1966 after getting into a motorcycle accident and he did it to protect his family. Dylan tells AARP The Magazine it was "totally frustrating and painful" to give up his art for that, but he felt he had no choice. Dylan also says if he had to do everything all over again, he'd be a teacher. He says he'd probably teach Roman history or theology. Dylan's standards album, "Shadows in the Night," comes out February 3. He will give away 50,000 copies of it to random readers of AARP The Magazine.

PUDDLE OF MUDD SINGER ARRESTED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested for allegedly trying to take a ride on an airport baggage carousel. The Los Angeles Times reports Scantlin was arrested at Denver's airport on suspicion of trespassing last Friday. Police say Scantlin ran behind a carousel and came out through an alarmed door in a restricted area. The promoter of Puddle of Mudd's Denver show says a fan bailed Scantlin out of jail. Scantlin still played the show but the band went on late. Scantlin wrote on his Facebook page, "I'm here Denver! Thanks for your patience."

DEEP PURPLE PLAY WITH THE PLAYING

LONDON (AP) -- After playing "Smoke on the Water" hundreds of times, you'd think Deep Purple would just check out mentally when they perform that in concert. Drummer Ian Paice says that's only true if one of them is not feeling well or there's a technical problem. Otherwise, they come up with subtle ways to change it to keep it fresh and keep themselves interested. Paice says it might be a different drum fill or he'll push bassist Roger Glover into a different musical direction. Paice says the audience may not pick up on the change but they might recognize that something is different for that night.

SOUND:

<<CUT ..010 (01/23/15)>> 00:16 "back to bed"

Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice says he rarely mails it in on stage, and it's an extraordinary circumstance if he does. ((note language; cut contains word "crappy"))

<<CUT ..011 (01/23/15)>> 00:13 "up for you"

Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice says playing a song like "Smoke on the Water" can still be entertaining for him.

<<CUT ..012 (01/23/15)>> 00:13 "for that night"

Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice says sometimes they will throw in something different to a song just to keep it interesting.

<<CUT ..013 (01/23/15)>> 00:14 "it becomes unrecognizable"

Ian Paice, drummer for Deep Purple

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice says he can mess around with a song on the fly only with a song like "Smoke on the Water."

(Stations: note language in following)

METALLICA AND SAN JOSE SHARKS JOIN FORCES

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Metallica singer James Hetfield says it's "an honor to keep it local." The San Jose Sharks sponsored Metallica Night on Wednesday. The team has been using the Metallica song "Seek and Destroy" as their entrance music for years. The team presented Metallica with Sharks jerseys. Hetfield says he used to drive nearly two hours for Sharks games. Bassist Robert Trujillo says he's flattered that the song "has that kind of energy to fuel an entire team, give them the strength to battle and kick butt."

(Stations: note language in previous)

MUSICIANS WILL BE INCLUDED IN TOPPS' BASEBALL CARDS

UNDATED (AP) -- 50 Cent's infamous first pitch for the Mets game last May has been immortalized as a baseball card. Topps has created a series of Celebrity First Pitch cards for inclusion in its 2015 Series 1 Baseball cards. Other musicians' first pitches honored with cards include Jack White, Eddie Vedder, Macklemore, Biz Markie, Austin Mahone and Tom Morello.

MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH CASE UNDER APPEAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's mother is still looking for justice in his death. Lawyers for Katherine Jackson are appealing a jury's verdict finding that concert promoter AEG Live is not financially responsible for Michael's death in June 2009. Katherine Jackson's lawyers told a panel of appellate justices yesterday the trial court judge dismissed claims relevant to the trial and the jurors were given the wrong verdict form and instructions. The justices did not say when they would rule on the case.

CHICK COREA AND HERBIE HANCOCK PLAN JOINT TOUR

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock will tour together for the first time in 37 years. They will do a world tour of duo piano concerts beginning March 14 in Seattle. Hancock says he and Corea have always had an open door policy about touring again and they've decided now is the perfect time to pass through that doorway. Corea says Hancock is "a dear friend as well as a lifelong inspiration."

Entertainment News

BILL COSBY - TICKETS

DENVER (AP) -- More than a-third of the people who had planned to see Bill Cosby in Denver have changed their mind.

Business News

US home sales rise in December

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Get This

HOT-PINK JAIL UNIFORMS

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) -- Not so pretty in pink.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: iPAD THIEVES TRACKED

HOUSTON (AP) -- Well, that was easy.

Advertise with us!

 
  • WICD :: News - The Ferguson Decision

    The Ferguson Decision

    A grand jury is deciding whether to indict Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown. The shooting of the unarmed black teenager brought protests ...
  • WICD :: News - Tracking Ebola

    Tracking Ebola



  • WICD :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • WICD :: News - Traffic

    Traffic

    Get the latest traffic reports from WICD ABC Newschannel 15!
  • WICD :: News - Ask the Expert

    Ask the Expert

    Do you need expert advice? Here's your chance to ask our experts!
  • WICD :: News - Live In The Studio

    Live In The Studio

    Local nonprofits and community leaders tell us about upcoming events in East Central Illinois.
  • WICD :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward... because sometimes people need a little extra help.
  • WICD :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • WICD :: News - Road Trippin

    Road Trippin

    Come Road Trippin' with us! Check out all the great attractions in your area!
  • WICD :: News - In The Kitchen

    In The Kitchen

    Some of the areas best chefs whip up their tastiest creations on Newschannel 15. Click here to see them in action and get their recipes to try at home.
  • WICD :: News - Be The Parent

    Be The Parent

    It's one of the hardest jobs in the world.  So let us help you.  Get parenting tips and see our latest video to help you be the parent.
  • WICD :: News - Cruisin' Illinois

    Cruisin' Illinois

    Get your motor running for the hottest motorcycle show in Central Illinois!
  • WICD :: News - On the Farm

    On the Farm

    Whether it's topical segments on what's happening on local farms to commodity prices, we have the world of central Illinois agriculture covered.
  • WICD :: News - Pet of the Week

    Pet of the Week

    The cutest video you'll see anywhere. Just one click and you won't be able to resist these adorable friends who need someone to love them.
  • WICD :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
  • WICD :: News - Illinois Central

    Illinois Central

    Every week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in central Illinois. From our weekly "Cruisin' Illinois" segment " which features motorcycle culture " to the arts and everything ...
  • WICD :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Check out the NewsChannel 15 Pump Patrol to find the lowest prices, report low prices and get gas-saving tips.
  • WICD :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch extra news footage, full interviews, and extended stories that didn't make it on air.  "Raw News" may include content that is not suitable for children and is intended for mature ...

  • WICD :: News - Doug's Quick Takes

    Doug's Quick Takes

    Local organizations and community leaders tell you about events happening in the Central Illinois area.
  • WICD :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Tonight on WICD

5:00pm ABC World News Sunday
5:30pm NewsChannel Early News
6:00pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
7:00pm Galavant
8:00pm Resurrection
9:00pm Revenge
10:00pm Nightside News

Complete Schedule »


Buzzed Driving Prevention PSA
Phases of the Moon Festival
News Team
Facebook
Sunrise Team