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Darling Man Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Trying To Kill Girlfriend

September 16, 2021

Not guilty the plea from a Darlington man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend. 42 year old Gregory R. Frechette is charged with attempted first-degree homicide, strangulation, and other counts. The victim says as the two argued Frechette placed her in a headlock until she got lightheaded and could not breathe.

John F. Kennedy Road Lane Closure

September 16, 2021

The southbound lane of John F. Kennedy Road near Rosewood Drive will be closed for private utility repairs starting 8 a.m. Friday Sept. 17, to 5 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 21. A lane shift will be in effect for southbound traffic.

Dubuque church hosts free food distribution event Saturday

September 16, 2021

A Dubuque church will hold a free drive-thru food distribution event this Saturday, Sept. 18. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, partnering with St. Stephen’s-River Bend Food Bank, will begin distributing food at 8:45 a.m., at the church. Food will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
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Peosta woman charged with assaulting her mother has accepted plea deal

September 16, 2021

A Peosta woman charged with assaulting her mother earlier this year has accepted a plea deal in the case. Morgan M. Quick was recently sentenced to two years of probation in connection to the domestic violence incident this summer in which court documents state that Quick assaulted bit her 57 year old mother’s arm, leaving teeth marks and bruising, and attempted to gouge her eyes. The 22 year olds toddler son was knocked over in his high chair during the incident, according to documents.
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Dubuque gathers feedback on public transportation needs

September 16, 2021

The city of Dubuque has begun developing a plan that could lead to improvements in the community’s transportation systems. Officials held public input sessions this week for a Dubuque infrastructure project to gather information about the city’s transportation options.
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Gov. Reynolds vows to stop COVID safety measures in schools

September 16, 2021

(Reuters) – A temporary order by a federal judge allowing Iowa schools to mandate masks is expeted to be appealed by the governor. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds tweeted this week [Monday] that.she will exercise every legal option to stop the public safety order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which has killed more than 6,300 Iowans. The temporary restraining order will be in effect until the court orders a preliminary injunction.
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Medical emergency resulted in crash that injured Dubuque man

September 16, 2021

A medical emergency, police said, resulted in a crash that injured a 34 year old Dubuque man Tuesday evening. Patrick D. McAuliffe apparently lost control of his vehicle on JFK Road before slamming into a light pole at the intersection with Asbury Road, according to Dubuque police. He was taken to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment.
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Jackson man charged with putting homemade explosive at La Motte home sentenced

September 16, 2021

A Jackson County man accused of trying to set off a homemade explosive at a La Motte home has been sentenced. Aaron Hinke, 46, accepted a plea deal in the case and was sentenced to more than three years in prison. Officials say the homeowner’s five-year-old child found the device made up of a cigarette, and fireworks taped to a container filled with a gas and oil mixture. The State Fire Marshall was able to defuse it.
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Dubuque teen will now be charged as an adult in fatal July shooting

September 16, 2021

A Dubuque teen will now be charged as an adult for a fatal July shooting. Police say the 15 year old is accused in the death of Robert Powell-Moore who was found critically wounded in an alley behind Central Ave.. He later died at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital. Jaquez B.L. Pease has been waived from juvenile to adult court to face voluntary manslaughter charges, according to Dubuque police. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for next week [Sept. 23].
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Dubuque Man Hurt In Tuesday Evening Crash

September 15, 2021

Police say 34 year old Patrick D. McAuliffe of Dubuque, was hurt in a car accident Tuesday evening. The Telegraph Herald reports he was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment of his injuries after suffering a medical issue while driving north on JFK Road at 6:50 p.m., causing his vehicle to strike a light pole at the intersection with Asbury Road. McAuliffe was charged with operating without registration.

Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque now has a forever home

September 15, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque now has a forever home. The elementary Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish immersion school will now be located on the central campus in the same building as the private Middle and High School. School staff said they started extensive renovations on the middle school building last year to accommodate younger children. About 150 people gathered at Holy Family’s Central Campus Tuesday for a ribbon cutting and open house.
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Concerns about COVID cancels concert at Jackson County venue

September 15, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Concerns about COVID cancelled a concert scheduled for this week at a Jackson County venue. The show originally scheduled for Sept. 14, at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers has been rescheduled for May 28, 2022, according to a social media post by the venue which states the show was rescheduled due to rising COVID-19 cases across the Midwest.
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The search is on for a new Maquoketa city manager

September 15, 2021

The search is on for a new Maquoketa city manager. The Maquoketa City Council moved forward with advertising for the city manager’s job at last week’s meeting. The application deadline is Oct. 6 for the city manager postition and semifinalists will be notified Oct. 12. Virtual interviews will take place between then and early November. The council hopes to approve an employment contract in mid-November and have the new manager start in early January.
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Dyersville couple gets probations in 2020 child endangerment case

September 15, 2021

A Dyersville couple charged with child endangerment after their young son found a loaded gun and shot his mother in the leg last fall. Logan Keller, 24, and Meriah Carlyle, 22, both have been sentenced to probation after the November 2020 shooting in which police said the couple’s then 2-year-old son found a loaded 9 mm handgun on a bedside table and picked it up, causing it to discharge and hit Carlyle.
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Back-to-school celebration set for this weekend in Dyersville

September 15, 2021

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — A back-to-school celebration is set for this weekend in Dyersville. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Commercial Club Park. Those attending the event will be able to see animals brought by the Swiss Valley Nature Center and National Mississippi River Museum.
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10 year old Dubuque girl struck by car recovering

September 15, 2021

A 10 year old Dubuque girl struck by a car while riding a scooter Sunday afternoon in Dubuque id recovering. Justice K. Owens, was treated at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center for her injuries, according to Dubuque police, who said a 70 Dubuque driver was turning when she hit the child.
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Maquoketa man on probation for felony charge escapes jail time for domestic violence incident

September 15, 2021

A Maquoketa man already on probation for a felony charge has escaped jail time once again for a domestic violence incident. Vincent Anderson of Maquoketa was accused of threatening to shoot his ex-girlfriend in the head on January 19th in Maquoketa. The 25 year old was recently sentenced to two years of probation for possessing a firearm while on probation
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Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque coluld soon be getting a facelift

September 15, 2021

Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque coluld soon be getting a facelift. Dubuque City Council members say they plan to focus their attention on developing the location, paving the way for infrastructure and improvement projects at the island that holds Q Casino and the Mystique Community Ice Center.
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26 year old Hazel Green man killed in two-vehicle crash identified

September 15, 2021

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH LANDCASTER, Wis. – Police have identified the 26 year old Hazel Green man killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Township of South Lancaster Saturday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said, Tristan Legrand ran into the back of a hay wagon on HWY 129 and his car became wedged underneath. He later died at Grant Regional Health Center.
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Dubuque man arrested after home invasion

September 15, 2021

A Dubuque man was arrested Tuesday after a home invasion incident. Colby D. Scott Jr., is accused of breaking into the University Ave. home of his 17 year old ex-girlfriend and threatening to shoot her. He is facing first-degree burglary and domestic assault charges, court documents state.
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Woman Faces Charges After Vehicle Strikes Scooter

September 14, 2021

A person in a vehicle hit a girl on a scooter in Dubuque Sunday and now faces charges. 70 year old Jeanne Klauer was reportedly making a left from East 22nd onto Central Avenue and struck 10 year old Justice Owens, who was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. The Telegraph Herald reports Klauer was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian within an intersection.

Waiting List For Housing Choice Voucher Open Tuesday

September 14, 2021

The City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department is opening the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program until midnight tonight. All applicants are encouraged to apply, but lottery preference will be given to non-elderly persons with disabilities and their families.

Maquoketa’s National Night Out event is set for this evening

September 14, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Maquoketa’s National Night Out event is set for this evening [Sept. 14]. The free family friendly event focused on crime prevention will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Little Bear Park, on W. Quarry St., and features a picnic, games and activities. Participants may bring a lawn chair. The event is canceled in case of rain.
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University of Dubuque honors 9/11 victims

September 14, 2021

Nearly 3,000 flags were on display at the University of Dubuque to represent those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A total of 2,977 flags could be seen at the University, one for each of the victims on 9/11. The display was created by the University of Dubuque’s Student Government Association, Greek Life, and Army ROTC-Eagle Company.
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Grant County authorities investigating theft of eight traffic signs

September 14, 2021

HAZEL GREEN, Wis. – Grant County authorities are investigating the theft of eight traffic signs. The signs were reported stolen Monday morning from a Hazel Green Township address, including two stop signs and a “stop ahead” sign, according to a social media post by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s department, or police said the signs may be returned to the township next to Gasser Hardware in Hazel Green with no questions asked, according to the social media post.
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Dyersville man and woman arrested for shoplifting incident at Dubuque grocery store

September 14, 2021

A Dyersville man and woman are now in custody on theft charges in connection to a shoplifting incident last month at a Dubuque grocery store. Kimberly A. Flores, 47, was arrested Thursday, and Allan W. Flores, 37, was apprehended on Friday for stealing a more than $16,000 stainless steel smoker Aug. 13 from Hy-Vee, on Dodge St., court documents state. Allan Flores is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 16. No court date has been set for Kimberly Flores.
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COVID cases increasing in every county ZIP code, Dubuque officials warn

September 14, 2021

Data provided by the Dubuque County COVID-19 Incident Management Team shows active cases increasing in every county ZIP code, but at a smaller per capita rate in those with the highest vaccination rates. Dubuque County had 541 active cases of the virus as of Wednesday, Sept. 8. That number has risen steadily from 112 as of Aug. 4, with the vast majority of those cases fueled by the more infectious delta variant, health officials said.
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Maquoketa felon sentenced in domestic violence-firearms case

September 14, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A Maquoketa man was sentenced to two years of probation for possessing a firearm while on probation for a felony charge. Vincent D. Anderson, 25, of Maquoketa, was recently given the sentence in the Iowa District Court of Jackson County after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Charges of assault and false imprisonment were dismissed as part of a plea deal. Court documents state that Anderson was accused of pointing a loaded handgun at the head of Jerica R. Gaskey and threatening to shoot her in the head on Jan. 19 in Maquoketa.
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Fall Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show makes return

September 14, 2021

MAQUOKETA – The annual Fall Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show is set for a Sept. 19 return debut at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa. The show has been in existence for 37 years and is one of Iowa’s largest with over 150 exhibitors selling a vast array of antiques and vintage items.
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University of Wisconsin-Platteville launches program to help entrepreneurs

September 14, 2021

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to helping entrepreneurs throughout the region with the launch of Pioneer Prototyping Services. In March, UW-Platteville was awarded an Entrepreneurship Support Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in order to create the infrastructure needed to help budding businesses turn their product ideas into prototypes.
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2020 U.S. Census shows tri-state growing older and more racially diverse

September 14, 2021

The 2020 U.S. Census shows the tri-state population growing older and more racially diverse. The latest data is in line with national trends, and also explains how the tri-states grew slightly from 2010 to 2020, as previously reported, and how different the numbers within that general growth have become.
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Hip Hop Event Coming To Five Flags Center

September 13, 2021

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will headline an upcoming show at Five Flags Center. The October 23rd concert, also featuring Lil’ Flip and Do or Die begins at 8 p.m. No word on COVID restrictions for the show.

Second Arrest Made In $16K Smoker Theft In Dubuque

September 13, 2021

A second person has been arrested after stealing a $16,000 smoker from a Dubuque grocery store. The Telegraph Herald reports 37 year old Allan W. Flores of Dyersville is now under arrest along with 47 year old Kimberly Flores in the theft which happened last month at Hy-Vee, 3500 Dodge St.

Proclamation Of Non Violence For Dubuque

September 13, 2021

An Official Proclamation in Dubuque declares September 11th through the 29th as Days of Peace and Nonviolence in the city. Find more at Dubuque Human Rights, or read the full proclamation by visiting www.cityofdubuque.org/proclamations.

Premier Cooperative planning to expand into southwest Wisconsin

September 13, 2021

LANCASTER, Wis. – Premier Cooperative is planning to renovate and expand its Lancaster Ag Center to build a new dry fertilizer facility. But Lancaster isn’t the only community in southwest Wisconsin that will see renovation of its Premier Cooperative agricultural facilities. According to Premier Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Matt Severson, officials have found land available for purchase just south of Cuba City that will be the future home to a combined modern facility that will serve staff and members in the area.
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Three Jo Daviess County residents arrested on drug possession and theft charges

September 13, 2021

Three people from Jo Daviess County were arrested on drug possession and theft charges. 41 year old Heath Luke, 47 year old Lance Monshower, and 46 year old Dana Grant were located at a Hanover residence on Thursday morning, where authorities executed a warrant and found several items reported stolen in a residential burglary, as well as methamphetamine. The incident remains under investigation.
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Farley’s downtown area could be designated a historic district

September 13, 2021

FARLEY, Iowa – Farley officials have begun to consider designating the city’s downtown area as a historic district. The Farley City Council recently heard a proposal from Dubuque-based Heritage Works to designate a historic district in the city, which would open up historic tax credit funding possibilities for building rehabilitation projects.
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The race is on for Dubuque’s mayoral seat

September 13, 2021

Five candidates are vying to secure the seat of Dubuque’s mayor this year. On Oct. 5, a primary election will be held to thin the list of candidates to two leading up to the Nov. 2 election, with the top two vote-receivers in the primary election moving on.
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Some Dubuque workeres up in arms over vaccine mandate

September 13, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – About 40 people gathered at Washington Park in Dubuque on Friday with one clear message. The group was promoting unity through a peaceful protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. This came a day after President Joe Biden announced new vaccine mandates nationwide for companies with 100 or more employees. A company could face a fine of up to $14,000 per employee if they do not follow the mandate.
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Dubuque master plan addresses future of city’s parks

September 13, 2021

With maintenance needs, amenity requests and potential future land development, Dubuque city officials are hoping a new comprehensive master plan will lay the groundwork for the future of the city’s parks. Dubuque City Council members recently voted to name the development of a comprehensive parks master plan as a high city priority, which would provide an in-depth review of the city’s existing parks, highlight strategies for future investment and outline potential future projects over the next several years.
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Hazel Green man was killed Saturday night in two-car crash in Grant County

September 13, 2021

LANCASTER, Wis. – A 26-year-old Hazel Green man was killed Saturday night in a two-car crash in Grant County. According to the sheriff’s office, the victim collided with a stopped tractor pulling a hay wagon on Highway 129, trapping the man underneath the wagon. The driver of the tractor was not injured in the crash. Insufficient lighting is believed to have played a role in the fatal crash, which remains under investigation.
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Dubuque’s Multicultural Family Center forced to cut operating hours

September 10, 2021

Facing the departure of its director and an overall staffing shortage, Dubuque’s Multicultural Family Center has been forced to dramatically cut its operating hours. City officials confirmed on Wednesday that the center will only be open for specific programming or events hosted by either center staff or the City of Dubuque.
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Dubuque elementary schools launching ‘Second Step’ curriculum

September 10, 2021

Navigating social and emotional issues is the goal of a new curriculum and screening tool several Dubuque elementary schools are trying out this year. Irving, Eisenhower, Marshall, Fulton and Lincoln elementary schools are launching the Second Step curriculum, aimed at teaching students about relationship skills and decision-making, as well as help educators assess student behaviors so they can better support them in their classrooms.
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Dubuque schools tackle learning disparities

September 10, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – The second graders at Prescott Elementary School had a special guest join them in class Wednesday. Dierre Littleton, the district’s new director of equity spent the week in visiting every public school in Dubuque to address disparities in learning opportunities.
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Preliminary hearing set for Mason City man arrested on Dubuque domestic violence warrant

September 10, 2021

DUBUQUE – A preliminary hearing has been set for a Mason City man arrested on a Dubuque warrant in connection to a 2020 domestic violence case. Zanzibah Stewart is accused of assaulting his now ex-girlfriend with a baking sheet and threatening her with a knife last year at their residence in Dubuque, court documents say. The 22 year olds next court date is set for September 15th.
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Investigation leads to arrest of three people in Jo Daviess County

September 10, 2021

HANOVER, Ill. — An investigation led to the arrest of three people in Jo Daviess County Thursday. According to a press release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, all three face drug possesion and resendtial burglary charges after methamphetamine and reported stolen items were located at a Hanover residence. The incident remains under investigation.
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Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will host free food distribution

September 10, 2021

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will host a free food distribution for elderly and low-income residents of Dubuque County this weekend. Free food will be given away beginning at 7:30 this Saturday morning at the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest building on West Locust Street in Dubuque.
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Galena Public Library sued for wrongful termination

September 10, 2021

GALENA, Ill. — A former employee of the Galena Public Library has filed a wrongful termination suit against the library board. Marvin Holland was fired from his position as a custodian in September 2019 and the complaint alleges the termination was without cause, according to court documents. A hearing in the case is scheduled for next year.
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Name of 69 year old Dubuque woman injured in crash with semi-tractor trailer released

September 10, 2021

The name of a 69 year old Dubuque woman hospitalized when her car collided with a semi-tractor trailer Tuesday night has been released. Police say Cheryl A. Zihlke, was treated at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center for her injuries, according to Dubuque police. The driver of the tractor trailer was cited with in the wreck.
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Woman Charged With Stealing Trailer-Mounted Smoker From Dubuque Store

September 9, 2021

A Dyersville woman is under arrest after police say she stole a $16,000 smoker from a Dubuque grocery store. 47 year old
Kimberly A. Flores was charged Thursday morning with first-degree theft. Police say they wer called to Hy-Vee, 3500 Dodge St., for a report that the store’s stainless steel, trailer-mounted smoker was stolen. The theft was discovered on August 13th.