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COVID cancelles another event in Dubuque

October 22, 2021

COVID has cancelled another event in Dubuque. Five Flags Center announced Thursday that the upcoming concert featuring a popular 90’s rap group has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases among the performers. The concert, scheduled for this Saturday [Oct. 23] now has been pushed back to Dec. 3.
Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date, according to a press release.
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Bold burglars drive off with multiple cars at Dubuque dealership

October 22, 2021

Several cars were stolen from a dealership in Maquoketa. According to reports thieves took four cars from Brad Deery Motors between October 12 and 13. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the lot and say they are following all leads in the theft. The car dealership is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps find the stolen cars. If you have any information about this bold burglary you’re urged to call the Dubuque police department.
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Investigation into August assault in Dubuque is contining

October 22, 2021

The investigation into an August assault in Dubuque is contining. Dubuque police released a photograph of the alleged attacker Thursday, and is urging anyone with information about this Aug. 7 incident near Jackson street to come forward. Police say, David J. Cutshall, 41, of Maquoketa, was seriously injured just after midnight and was hospitalized with cuts to his head and bruises and facial contusions. Contact Dubuque police if you can help, or leave tips at cityofdubuque.org.
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Galena businesses working to make holidays brighter for those in need

October 22, 2021

GALENA, Illinois (KCRG) – Two businesses in Galena are working to make the holidays brighter for those in need. Poopsie’s and Spotsie’s have set up racks outside their stores in downtown Galena where people can drop off spare winter clothing for others to grab for free whenever they need to.
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Dubuque County’s Drug Take Back Day offers safe way to dispose of unwanted med’s

October 22, 2021

Area residents are being urged to dispose of used medications safely during Dubuque County’s Drug Take Back Day this weekend. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Dubuque County Emergency Training Facility, aimed at reducing the risk of prescription drug abuse.
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Charges filed after drugs found on man in Grant County car crash

October 22, 2021

Charges were filed against a Dubuque man who crashed in Grant County and police found drugs and a gun in his car. 26 year old Raymond Glueck swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the roadway and struck the guardrail on Highway 61/35/151 Monday. He was taken into custody after deputies found the illicit items.
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Judge orders injunction against striking Iowa Deere & Co. workers

October 22, 2021

Iowa (AP) – ‘Unruly’ is how a judge described picketing workers at one Iowa Deere & Co. plant on Wednesday, before issuing a temporary restraining order that details how demonstrators must conduct themselves. Deere officials sought the injunction Wednesday, alleging that striking workers had disrupted access to the plant and put others at risk.
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Person Hurt In Parking Lot Mishap In Dubuque

October 20, 2021

A person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in a Dubuque parking lot. The Telegraph Herald reports 41 year old
Desmond J. Altman of Dubuque, was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was backing out of a parking spot when another car hit his in the parking lot at 3500 Dodge St.

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October 20, 2021

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Finding Maquoketa’s new police chief will be an inside job

October 20, 2021

The search for a new Maquoketa police chief continues. Three officers are vying for the top spot after the current police chief announced his retirement. His last day will be Dec. 28, as he transitions to become the full-time building inspector starting Jan. 1. The Maquoketa City Council voted unanimously to hire from within and first open the application process to candidates who already are on the Maquoketa Police Department.
Per city code, the mayor appoints the police chief.
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Charges filed against 27 year old Dubuque woman om domestic violence incident

October 20, 2021

Multiple charges have been filed against a 27 year old Dubuque woman following a domestic violence incident this weekend. Dubuque Police arrested Jazmine Hall Sunday at her residence on charges of domestic assault with injury and three counts of child endangerment. A report says Hall assaulted her fiance, 32 year old Alonzo Hope, in the presence of their three children.
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Safely dispose of expired prescription drugs at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 20, 2021

(KCRG) – Several law enforcement agencies in eastern Iowa will be part of a national campaign to limit the misuse of prescription drugs this weekend. The Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held this Saturday [October 23] from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For a list of collection sites visit the DEA’s website.
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ATV’s and UV’s will be allowed daily in Dyersville

October 20, 2021

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – All-terrain and off-road utility vehicles now will be allowed daily in Dyersville into mid-2022. Dyersville City Council members this week voted 4-1 to approve extending the time period during which the vehicles will be allowed on most city streets daily from sunrise to sunset. It now runs through June 30. The previously approved trial period ran through Oct. 31.
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Union members back at negotiationing table with Deere & Co

October 20, 2021

Union members are back at the negotiations table with Deere & Co., after workers walked off the job. Some 10,000 employees went on strike last Thursday after contract negotiations, that cover 14 Deere plants, including Dubuque, failed. Now the two sides are back at it hoping to come to an agreement.
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Church of the Resurrection hosting free drive-through food giveaway

October 20, 2021

The Church of the Resurrection, is hosting a free drive-through food giveaway this weekend. Volunteers will load boxes of food into vehicles in the lower church parking lot this Saturday [October 23] from 8:30 to 10:00 AM or until supplies are gone.
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Proposed new FedEx distribution center will mean more jobs are coming to Dubuque

October 20, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – A proposed new FedEx distribution center will mean more jobs are coming to Dubuque. The planned $22.5 million expansion in the city’s Industrial Center West would be adjacent to an already existing FedEx and would add at least ten new jobs. Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year. A public hearing is set for November 22.
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DDubuque driver miraculously walks away unharmed from rollover crash in Grant County

October 20, 2021

A Dubuque man miraculously walked away unharmed after his vehicle overturned in Grant County early Monday morning. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bluff Road in Jamestown Township and say 40 year old Terrance Wickre told them he was trying to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway, when he skidded into a ditch, and rolled, before the vehicle landed on its side.
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Two people hospitalized in two-vehicle crash in Dubuque

October 19, 2021

Two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in Dubuque. 61 year old Wanda Simpson of Dubuque and 42 year old Billy Simpson who was a passenger, both were injured after another driver cut them off when turning at the intersection of Central Avenue and 13th Street Saturday. Police say 55 year old James Reynen of Nebraska was cited for causing the wreck.
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Unwanted sexual advances landed a Dubuque County man in hot water

October 19, 2021

NEW VIENNA, Iowa — Unwanted sexual advances landed a Dubuque County man in hot water. Charles D. Deutmeyer, 60, of New Vienna, was arrested Sunday on a warrant charging assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, after police say the 60 year old allegedly came up behind a woman he knows and began rubbing up against her without her permission, according to court documents made public Monday.
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Loras College in Dubuque placed in the top 3 of colleges in the state

October 19, 2021

Loras College in Dubuque placed in the top 3 of colleges in the state. Wallethub recently issued results of a study comparing more than 1000 colleges and universities across the nation and Loras ranked third overall in the state of Iowa. The reports used 30 key measures for the rankings, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes.
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Congressional candidates vying for area seats are pulling in big bucks

October 19, 2021

Just ahead of the 2022 election, congressional candidates vying for area seats are raising big bucks, a recently released fundraising report shows. In the quarter from July 1 to Sept. 30 two Republicans who lost close races in 2020 continued fundraising surges, while other declared candidates in the race reported meager fundraising totals, by comparison.
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Illinois man charged in flare gun rampage in Dubuque pleaded guilty

October 19, 2021

An Illinois man charged in a flare gun rampage in Dubuque recently pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen charges. Prosecutors will recommend that all prison time for the convictions be suspended for Chandler A. Bourgeous, as part of a plea deal. The 21 year old will be placed on probation at his sentencing hearing which has been set for Dec. 6. The charges all stem from a flare-gun-firing spree on June 9, in which police said, Bourgeous, along with a 27 year old man and a 16 year old girl, are accused of shooting a flare gun at individuals, vehicles and a residence in Dubuque.
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legendary Harlem Globe Trotters will return to Dubuque

October 19, 2021

The popular and legendary Harlem Globe Trotters will return to Dubuque next spring. The exhibition basketball team will perform on March 21 at Five Flags Center, the venue announced this Monday, according to media outlets.
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Dubuque schools returned to wearing face coverings

October 19, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Dubuque schools returned to wearing face coverings Monday. The Dubuque Community School Board decided that campuses with a 3% COVID-19 infection rate or higher will require masks until the positivity rate is below that threshold. The mask requirement will include students, staff, and visitors. As of Monday, however, no school building exceeded 1.18 percent of active, positive cases.
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Dubuque woman charged in overdse accepts plea deal

October 19, 2021

A Dubuque woman charged with selling drugs that almost killed a man has accepted a plea deal in the 2020 case. Emily A. Nelson, 29, pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl to a man, who thought he was buying heroin, last summer, a press release states. She faces up to 20 years in prison when she’s sentenced, according to the federal indictment.
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Dubuque Woman Pleads Guilty In Drug OD Case

October 18, 2021

A Dubuque woman recently pleaded guilty to federal drug crime in relation to a man who overdosed. The Telegraph Herald reports 29 year old Emily A. Nelson copped a plea to one count of distribution of fentanyl. Her sentencing hearing has not been set yet. She faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and a lifetime of supervised release after her prison term.

Man To Be Sentenced For Dubuque Flare Gun Incident

October 18, 2021

Sentencing is set for December 6th for a man who recently pleaded guilty to 10 charges for shooting a flare gun at individuals, vehicles and a residence in Dubuque. The Telegraph Herald reports 21 year old Chandler A. Bourgeous pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree arson and of criminal mischief, two counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon and of second-degree arson, and four counts of reckless use of fire.

New details released in ‘love triangle’ shooting in Peosta

October 18, 2021

PEOSTA, Iowa – New details are being released about what appears to be a ‘love triangle’ shooting in Peosta. Police say that Desmond Jimerson was shot by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend after the 29 year old showed up at the man’s Peterson Dr., address and tried to force his way into the home around midnight, to confront the woman, who he had been living with a couple weeks prior. Jimmerson was arrested on charges of domestic assault with injury and second-degree burglary.
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Routine traffic stop morphs into high speed chase in Dyersville

October 18, 2021

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – A high speed chase following a routine traffic stop in Dyersville ended with a Cedar Rapids man in hadcuffs Friday. It all started just before midnight when a Dyersville police officer tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver sped off with speeds topping 100 mph. The vehicle “was eventually forced to a stop,” and Larell Young was immediately apprehended. The 37 year old is facing mulitple charges. The investigation is ongong, police said in a statement.
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November sentencing hearing set for Delewar County child predator

October 18, 2021

MANCHESTER, Iowa — A man recently pleaded guilty to sexual crimes against two Delaware County girls younger than 13. Michael D. Mesch, 32, faces up to 12 years in prison and will have to register for 10 years as a sex offender, court documents state. Mesch’s sentencing hearing has been set for Nov. 16.
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Get away driver arrested in drive-by shooting

October 18, 2021

Police said a second Dubuque man has been arrested in connection with a pair of driveby shootings in June. Robert W. Ware-Moore was taken into custody just after midnight Sunday on a warrant in connection to the incident near the intersection of West Locust Street and Rosedale Avenue, where police found bullet damage to some residences in the area. The 27 year old was allegedly the dirver in the shootings.
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Dubuque Fire Department now one of five to receive accredition

October 18, 2021

The Dubuque Fire Department announced this weekend that it has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The Dubuque Fire Department is now one of fewer than 300 fire departments in the world and just five other departments in Iowa to be accredited.
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Two people hospitalized in two car crash in Dubuque

October 18, 2021

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Dubuque. According to police. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Central Avenue and 13th Street, as one of them was attempting to make a left turn onto 13th Street and cut in front of the other vehicle. One of the drivers and a passenger were taken to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center.
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Four people injured in five-vehicle crash in Dubuque

October 18, 2021

Four people were injured after a five-vehicle crash in Dubuque. The crash occurred at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Road and the Northwest Arterial Thursday where police said a driver rear ended a vehicle stopped at a red light, setting off the chain reaction accident. The driver that started it all was cited for causing the wreck.
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Employees join picket lines at John Deere Dubuque Works

October 15, 2021

UPDATE – Dozens of union members from John Deere Dubuque Works went on strike Thursday. Demonstrators could be seen holding signs at the Dubuque plant, that declared “UAW on Strike.” Workers decided to walk off the job after negotians failed to produce a new contract agreement.
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COVID-19 is targeting children in Dubuque County

October 15, 2021

EPWORTH, Iowa – COVID-19 is targeting children in Dubuque County. COVID cases have continued to climb over the past week, with over 300 more Dubuque County residents reportedly infected between Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, marking the highest weekly total, and that includes 85 cases among Western Dubuque High School students, prompting school leaders to mandate masks to help slow the spread of the deadly virus. The high school will continue to require face coverings until its positivity rate drops below 3%, school leaders said.

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Other school districts in the county were reporting lower case numbers, according to this weeks update from Dubuque County Public Health, but it was noted that 39% of positive COVID-19 tests in the county were among children 17 years old or younger. Two related deaths also were reported this week.
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Dubuque man now in custody after police say he beat up his girlfriend

October 15, 2021

A Dubuque man is now in custody after police say he beat up his girlfriend late last month. Police arrested 33 year old Adam Purchase of Dubuque Wednesday at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on warrants charging domestic assault with injury and first-degree harassment. Reports say Purchase attacked his girlfriend, 30 year old Lacie Hanna at their residence on September 28th.
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Trial date set for 15 year old Dubuque boy charged as adult in fatal shooting-stabbing

October 15, 2021

A trial date has been set for a 15 year old Dubuque boy charged in adult court for a fatal shooting and stabbing this summer. Jaquez B.L. Pease, pleaded not guilty to eight charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Robert Powell-Moore, 18, during an altercation between the two teens this summer, and the attempted murder of his mother’s boyfriend who the teen stabbed as the two fought, court documents state.
Pease’s next hearing in both cases is scheduled for Nov. 29, and his trial date is set for Dec. 7.
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Lancaster will have to find a new mayor

October 15, 2021

LANCASTER, Wis. — Lancaster will have a new mayor next spring. David Varnam announced he will not seek re-election. He took over the post in 2016 after serving nearly three years on the Common Council.
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Dubuque traffic crash injures two, including juvenile

October 15, 2021

Two people were injured, including a juvenile, in a traffic crash Wednesday in Dubuque. Police said a driver ran a red light at the intersection of Jackson and East 20th streets and collided with Theron A. McNeal, 29, of Dubuque, who was rushed to UnityPoint. A Dubuque teen who was a passenger was also injured but was not hospitalized. The driver who caused the wreck was cited with failure to stop.
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Dubuque traffic crashe injures two, including juvenile

October 15, 2021

Two people were injured, including a juvenile, in a traffic crash Wednesday in Dubuque. Police said a driver ran a red light at the intersection of Jackson and East 20th streets and collided with Theron A. McNeal, 29, of Dubuque, who was rushed to UnityPoint. A Dubuque teen who was a passenger was also injured but was not hospitalized. The driver who caused the wreck was cited with failure to stop.
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Teen robbery suspect faces Dubuque judge

October 15, 2021

A teen robbery suspect faced a Dubuque judge Wednesday. Jacques D. Alexander appeared in court on first-degree robbery charges in connection to the incident in which the victim says the 16 year old asked him for directions as he was getting into his car last Thursday [Oct. 7], before displaying a handgun and taking his wallet. Police located the teen Friday and he was arrested.
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Dubuque Offering Leaf Rake-Out Collections

October 14, 2021

In Dubuque, the Public Works Department is offering leaf rake-out collections by appointment, now through Nov. 24. Collections must be scheduled in advance by calling 563-589-4250 or submitting an online request at www.cityofdubuque.org/yardwaste. Acceptable items include loose leaves, pine needles, and pinecones. Grass, brush, plants, and rocks are not accepted.

Holy Ghost Early Childhood is getting a financial boost

October 14, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Holy Ghost Early Childhood is getting a financial boost. A $750,000 Iowa Child Care grant was awarded to the Dubuque based facility which staff says will be used to renovate and expand around seven classrooms in an effort to accommodate more children in Dubuque’s North End, an area that lacks childcare resources for families.
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Domestic disturbance lands 28-year-old Dubuque man in Wisconsin jail

October 14, 2021

A domestic disturbance landed a 28-year-old Dubuque man in a Wisconsin jail. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a welfare check in southwest Wisconsin Tuesday morning in the Village of Belmont and following an investigation, authorities arrested Anthony Williams on charges of domestic disorderly conduct. Williams was booked into the Lafayette County Jail where he was later released on bond.
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Jackson County farmer charged in 2017 federal funding scam has learned his fate

October 14, 2021

UPDATE – A Jackson County farmer charged in a federal funding scam has learned his fate. Brian Detwiler of Bellevue accepted a plea deal in the 2017 case and was sentenced to ten months in federal prison for using $50,000 in cattle loan funds on gambling and personal items, including fixing up his home, and buying booze and food.
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Bellevue woman wins big in Iowa Lottery game

October 14, 2021

BELLEVUE, Iowa — A Bellevue woman recently won $30,000 on an Iowa Lottery game. The 70 year old won the second top prize on the lottery’s “$30,000 Holiday Crossword” scratch game, according to a press release. She bought the ticket at Bormann’s Neighborhood Pitstop.
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Dubuque YMCA/YWCA hosts domestic abuse awareness and fundraising events

October 14, 2021

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter hosted the first of three domestic abuse awareness and fundraising events in Dubuque this week. About a dozen people gathered in front of Washington Square Tuesday for a small candlelight vigil, and another event will be held Wednesday. The goal of the public events, leaders said, is to promote domestic violence awareness and highlight available community resources.
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St. Louis man accused of sexually abusing teen girl at a Dubuque campground arrested

October 14, 2021

A St. Louis man accused of sexually abusing a teen girl at a Dubuque County campground this summer is now in custody. Connor S. Schoenberger was arrested Tuesday morning in connection to the incident in which the 28 year old is charged with sneaking the underage girl alcoholic drinks at a restaurant and later raping her during a camping trip, court documents state.
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UnityPoint is offering ‘reserve your spot’ tool

October 14, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) – Dubuque residents can wait to see the doctor in the comfort of their own home thanks to a new online ‘reserve your spot’ service for UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – West. The recently launched tool features a convenient appointment scheduling process so patients can choose a time and track their place in line, as well as a virtual waiting room.
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