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Dubuque Woman Faces Charges After 2 Year Old Eats Marijuana Gummies

May 7, 2021

A Dubuque 2 year old was unresponsive for days, say police, after a woman allegedly left her unattended and she ate an entire bag of marijuana gummies. 23 year old Janika Williams now faces charges of child endangerment with bodily injury in the case.

How does your garden grow…

May 7, 2021

How does your garden grow…A variety of bedding plants will be available on Saturday, May 15 during the Dubuque County Library Plant Sale in Asbury. The sale will be held in the County Library Asbury location (5290 Grand Meadow Drive) from 8:00 AM – noon. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, and house plants will be sold.
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Stretch of Clarke Drive in Dubuque closed for construction next week

May 7, 2021

Motorists will have to find an alternate route when work gets underway on Clarke Drive in Dubuque next week. A stretch of Clarke Dr., will be closed for private pavement repairs from 7AM Monday, May 10 to 5 PM Friday, May 14. Motorists are asked to follow the posted detour.
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Loras College unveils newly renovated CARES facility at grand opening today

May 7, 2021

The Loras College Cancer Research in Exercise Science Laboratory (CARES Lab) will unveil its newly renovated facility at a grand opening ceremony on May 7. The renovation project updated and expanded a 2,550 square foot space. The work on the new space was completed in early 2020. However, the area was closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lab is officially reopening on May 10.
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Making a house a home is the mission of one Dubuque non profit

May 7, 2021

Making a house a home is the mission of one Dubuque non profit. Piles of mattresses, tables, dressers and microwaves could be seen Thursday morning outside the former Dubuque Econo Lodge Inn and Suites as about 100 people joined together to deliver household items to those in need, in an effort coordinated by Dubuque nonprofit Resources Unite.
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You can help design Re-Imagine Comiskey master plan

May 7, 2021

The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department is seeking public input on the Re-Imagine Comiskey master plan which includes a new playground and splash pad. The playground will include a large play structure and a variety of separate play components. The input will help inform the types of equipment and activities that will be included in the final playground design. The City is also seeking feedback on types of splash pad equipment and the overall park color scheme.
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New Twist For Taste Of Dubuque Festival

May 6, 2021

Food and live music events will be taking place at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium as a modified version of the annual Taste of Dubuque festival. Organizers say the Taste of Summer series is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5, in the museum’s boatyard and plaza areas.

Water Main Break To Shut Down Some Service In East Dubque

May 6, 2021

Water will be shut off to portions of East Dubuque on Friday, May 7, while crews work to fix a water main break.
The Telegraph Herald reports the rupture is on Sinsinawa Avenue and water will be shut off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for properties in the 600 to 800 blocks of Sinsinawa Avenue, Butternut Street and Timmerman Drive.

Dubuque Seeking Input On Playground And Splash Pad

May 6, 2021

City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department is seeking input on the Comiskey Park playground and splash pad. Take the short survey at www.cityofdubuque.org/comiskey.

Road Closure Next Week In Dubuque

May 5, 2021

A construction project in Dubuque will prompt daytime closures of a Dubuque roadway next week. The Telegraph Herald reports the citywill begin an asphalt milling and overlay project on Pennsylvania Avenue/Middle Road near Radford from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday, May 10 to 14, weather permitting.

Dubuque K-9 Officer Receives Donated Vest

May 5, 2021

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department has received a donated bullet-and-stab-protected vest for its K-9 Bane. The Telegraph Herald reports it’s a donation from Jeff and Tiffany Zimmerman of RT & T Enterprises. A donation of $960 sponsors one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744 to $2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 pounds and comes with a five-year warranty.

Dubuque County RTA offering free rides to vaccine appointments

May 5, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Some may still have trouble getting to and from a vaccine appointment so the Dubuque County Regional Transit Authority is offering free rides. The RTA service is available in Dubuque, Delaware, and Jackson counties. You can call and schedule a free ride at least 24 hours in advance, a press release from the Dubuque County RTA states.
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Jo Daviess County health officials say blacklegged ticks making debut in state

May 5, 2021

JO DAVIESS Co., Ill. (KWQC) – Jo Daviess County health officials say blacklegged ticks have been found in 70 counties in the state. Residents are being reminded to use insect repellent when spending time outdoors to avoid getting bitten.
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Dubuque man convicted for fatal shooting last summer was sentenced

May 5, 2021

A Dubuque man convicted in connection to a fatal shooting last summer was sentenced Monday to 15 years behind bars. 26 year old Deonte WB Ellison recieved 10 years for the death of 25 year old Curtis Smothers Jr. July 2nd on Loras Boulevard. The incident was captured on traffic camera surveillance. Ellison also was sentenced to five years in prison on weapons charges.
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East Dubuque’s weekly car show gearing up for a post COVID comeback

May 5, 2021

East Dubuque’s weekly car show will return this Thursday. Open to all years of classic, muscle and unique cars trucks & motorcycles, East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays returns on May 6th. Vehicles may be parked downtown to be put on display. Live music will be performed, and food and drink options will be available to attendees. There is no charge for admission.
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Dubuque teen facing theft and weapons charges

May 5, 2021

A Dubuque teen was arrested Sunday night after police said he was involved in a robbery and shooting in January. Dwayne M. Howard, 18, was being held at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on warrants charging first-degree robbery and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.
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Shooting in Dubuque leaves 31 year old woman hospitalized

May 5, 2021

A woman was shot in Dubuque early Tuesday morning [May 4]. Dubuque Police responded to 2900 Brunswick Street and found a 31-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her left shoulder. She was taken to MercyOne Dubuque and later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for treatment of what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to police reports.
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Free food giveaway this weekend in Dubuque

May 5, 2021

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will host a free commodity distribution for elderly and low-income residents of Dubuque County on Saturday, May 8th. Free food will be given away beginning at 7:30 Saturday morning at the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest building on West Locust Street in Dubuque.
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Free food giveaway this weekend in

May 5, 2021

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will host a free commodity distribution for elderly and low-income residents of Dubuque County on Saturday, May 8th. Free food will be given away beginning at 7:30 Saturday morning at the Dubuque Area Labor Harvest building on West Locust Street in Dubuque.
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Work set to begin on main highway connecting Lancaster and Platteville

May 5, 2021

Road work is set to begin on the main highway connecting Lancaster and Platteville. Wisconsin DOT officials are shutting down a 12-mile stretch of Highway 81 from Ridge Avenue in Platteville to Highway 61 south of Lancaster. The highway will remain closed until later this fall, as crews make minor structural repairs on bridges over the Little Platte and Platte Rivers, as well as pavement work.
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Children 12-15 could soon be next in line for a COVID shot

May 5, 2021

The FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer’s vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and15 next week.
Right now, only people 16 years of age and older are eligible. The FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer shots for children younger than 12 in the fall, our content partners at KCRG reports.
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Purse-Stealing Suspects Crash Car In Cascade

May 4, 2021

Police say two people carrying 19 allegedly stolen purses crashed their vehicle in Cascade Monday. 27 year old William B. Peyton, 27, of Rockford, Ill., and 23 year old Zaria T. Love were arrested around 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 22000 block of U.S. 151. They allegedly stole the purses from stores in Coralville and Davenport.

Woman Shot In Dubuque Early Tuesday

May 4, 2021

A woman was shot in Dubuque early Tuesday morning and airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment. The Telegraph Herald reports it happened at about 3am at 2900 Brunswick St. A 31 year old woman was found in the rear of the residence, shot in the left shoulder. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening. There have been no arrests.

Dusty Rogers Baseball & Softball Academy teaming up with Dubuque for the summer

May 4, 2021

This year, the Dusty Rogers Baseball & Softball Academy is going back to partnering with the City of Dubuque and its Leisure Services Department for its summer programming, something that was put on hold last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to former professional baseball player Dusty Rogers, indoor facilities have not always been around in Dubuque and that’s why he founded the academy to help aspiring baseball, and even softball, players. Rogers said they get children and teenagers from all over, including the tri-state area.
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Dubuque mask mandate could expire sooner than later

May 4, 2021

Dubuque City Council members on Monday suggested ending the city’s face mask mandate when Dubuque County ends its own. During a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Member David Resnick suggested the city adopt the same end date as Dubuque County. The county face mask ordinance is currently scheduled to run until June 15 or until the county COVID-19 Incident Management Team “declares that Phase 1B is completed in Dubuque County,” whichever happens sooner.
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Bear spotted over the weekend in Platteville

May 4, 2021

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — A bear was spotted over the weekend in Platteville. The Platteville Police Department said in a press release that the department received a report on the bear sighting early Sunday morning. The bear was spotted roaming around near the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus and appeared to be headed northeast out of the city.
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Cascade man facing multiple charges after shooting off gun outside apartment complex

May 4, 2021

A Cascade man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he opened fire outside an apartment complex late Saturday night. Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man shooting off a handgun in Cascade Saturday night, and witnesses told officers that Anthony Orcholski said he was testing out a gun he recently purchased. Deputies confiscated the handgun, 392 rounds of ammunition, and drugs from his apartment. The 32 year old, who lives in the complex, was arrested Sunday.
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Dubuque Museum of Art partnering with UnityPoint for peace

May 4, 2021

Peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. That’s the sentiment of 60 unity flags created by and for health care workers, recently unveiled in a joint effort between the Dubuque Museum of Art and UnityPoint Health Finley. The flags are inspired by Tibetan prayer flags, according to museum officials.
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Expect delays and detours on a busy Dubuque County roadway

May 4, 2021

PEOSTA, Iowa – Expect delays and detours on a busy Dubuque County roadway through most of this month. A patching project will take place daily for approximately two to three weeks on a 5-mile stretch of Sundown Road between U.S. 151 and Monastery Road, according to a press release from Dubuque County.
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Jackson County Republicans’ annual spring fundraiser focuses on party unity

May 4, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – A pair of prominent Iowa Republicans called for unity ahead of coming elections at the Jackson County Republicans’ annual spring fundraiser Friday. Former U.S. Rep. Rod Blum and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann spoke at the event, which was attended by more than 100 people. The fundraiser was held at the Clinton Engines Museum in Maquoketa.
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MVRBC Is Changing Its Name To ImpactLife

May 3, 2021

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is changing its name to
ImpactLife. The not-for-profit community blood center is the blood provider to 120 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, and Wisconsin, and was previously known by three different names: Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, Community Blood Services of Illinois, and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The name change is
effective May 3, 2021.

Grant County is going green

May 3, 2021

Construction of a 1,400-acre solar farm in Grant County got the green light after Wisconsin’s state regulatory agency, the Public Service Commission, signed off on the project recently over the objections of neighbors. Groundbreaking on the $250 million Grant County Solar Energy Center is expected to occur this fall. The developer, NextEra Energy Resources, said the 200-megawatt facility could enter service as early as 2022.
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Longtime pizza place in downtown Dubuque will temporarily close

May 3, 2021

Owners of a staple pizza place in downtown Dubuque will temporarily close the restaurant’s physical location for the next several weeks while seeking out a new space. The Town Clock Inn, which has served the Dubuque community for more than 50 years at its Main Street location, made the announcement on Thursday in a Facebook post.
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Officials discuss returning to in-person Dubuque City Council meetings

May 3, 2021

A proposal to resume in-person Dubuque City Council meetings is prompting some members to ask officials to develop a plan for when to end the city’s mask mandate. Council members are expected to consider a proposal to return to in-person meetings and to consider starting the process of possibly making changes to council member salaries at their meeting on Monday, May 3.
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Alcohol suspected to be factor in roll over crash in Dubuque

May 3, 2021

Police say a suspected intoxicated driver was hurt after her vehicle rolled over after colliding with a parked vehicle early Saturday morning in Dubuque. Amanda J. Harvey, 31, of Miles, Iowa, was transported to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment of her injuries, according to Dubuque police.
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Fire shutsdown U.S. 151 betwen Dubuque and Cascace Sunday

May 3, 2021

A raging blaze destroyed a large truck carrying materials Sunday morning outside of Dubuque. The blaze was along U.S. 151 at Nolan Lane, between Dubuque and Cascade. The southbound lanes of the highway in that area were closed as multiple fire departments work at the scene.
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Big turnout for reopening of Dubuque Farmers Market

May 3, 2021

Several blocks of Iowa Street were packed with people Saturday morning as community members flocked to the opening day of the Dubuque Farmers Market. Hundreds turned out to shop at the dozens of booths lining the streets selling everything from plants and pastries to pickled vegetables.
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Dubuque man arrested in attempted robbery-stabbing of store owner

May 3, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – A Dubuque man is accused of stabbing a store owner during an attempted robbery on Friday. According to the Telegraph Herald, Timothy R. Otis, 52, was taken to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment, then arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery.
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Suspect arrested in Cascade shooting over the weekend

May 3, 2021

CASCADE, Iowa – Authorities say a man fired three shots outside a Cascade apartment complex late Saturday night. Anthony T. Orcholski, 32, of Cascade, was arrested at 12:47 a.m. Sunday in Cascade on charges of reckless use of firearms without damage or injury, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Sold! Dubuque Golf & Country Club gets new owners

May 3, 2021

Dubuque City Council members have agreed to sell land to the Dubuque Golf & Country Club for half of its estimated assessed value. The agreement, which was approved by Dubuque City Council members in a 7-0 vote, includes the city selling 8,100 square-feet of right-of-way area along Randall Place, along with an additional 11 acres of right-of-way.
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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center being rebranded

May 3, 2021

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, known by many names, is being rebranded. A news conference will be held this morning to announce the name change for the organization, which officials said is aimed at uniting the entire service region under a single identity.
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Name of man seriously inured in motorcycle crash in Dubuque County released

May 3, 2021

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) – Authorities have released the name of the man involved in a motorcycle crash in Dubuque County Saturday. Officials say John Fagerlind, 22, of Peosta, apparently lost control of his bike near Holy Cross Road and Schneider Road. Both Fagerlind and a man riding with him were airlifted to an area hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
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Truck Goes Up In Flames Outside Dubuque

April 30, 2021

A large truck went up in flames outside Dubuque Friday morning. The Telegraph Herald reports it happened along U.S. 151 at Nolan Lane, between Dubuque and Cascade. They had to close the southbound lanes for a time. No injuries. The truck belonged to J&R Rental, of East Dubuque, Ill.

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Grant County Waits On Proposal Concerning Supervisors Attending Meetings Remotely

April 30, 2021

No action by the Grant County Board of Supervisors on a proposal to open up county board meetings to in-person attendance. According to the Telegraph Herald, it revolves around supervisors being able to attend meetings remotely due to an emergency order. If it was lifted, supervisors would have to attend in person if they wanted to vote on an action item, as required by county board rules.

Truck Fire Outside Dubuque

April 30, 2021

A large truck went up in flames outside Dubuque Friday morning. The Herald Bulletin reports it happened along U.S. 151 at Nolan Lane, between Dubuque and Cascade. They had to close the southbound lanes for a time. No injuries. The truck belonged to J&R Rental, of East Dubuque, Ill.

61 Drive-in Theatre, south of Maquoketa, set to open for summer

April 30, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KCRG) – The 61 Drive-in Theatre, south of Maquoketa, will open on May 7th for its 71st season. The theatre is just one of four drive-in theaters still operating in Iowa. Once the theatre opens it will be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Ready…set…give!

April 30, 2021

Ready…set…give! The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is hosting the eigth annual Great Give Day next month. This year, 181 organizations have signed up to participate in the 24-hour, online giving event aimed at supporting area nonprofits in the Dubuque region. Giving is easy! On May 13, community members can visit GreatGiveDay.org to support their favorite participating nonprofits. For prize updates, listen to Radio Dubuque stations (92.9 KAT FM, AM 1379 KDTH, 97.3 The ROCK and 101.1 The River) and follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter.
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Dubuque woman facing elderly abuse after more than $56,000 theft from father

April 30, 2021

A Dubuque woman is facing elderly abuse and theft charges after stealing more than $56,000 from her father.
Angela M. Graves, 40, was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree theft and dependent adult abuse after making several unauthorized withdrawls from, William F. Graves, 79, bank account. His daughter Angela has power of attorney over her father who is a resident at Manor Care.
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Charges filed against Dubuque man arrested in family fued

April 30, 2021

Charges have been filed against a Dubuque man arrested in a family fued Tuesday. 31 year old Brandon Harkey-Ostrander is facing assault with a weapon charges in connection to the incident in which police say he yelled at his brother’s 18 year old girlfriend and threatened her with a butcher knife at a residence all three are living at. Police reported that Harkey-Ostrander admitted to grabbing the knife, but he denied committing an assault.
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City of Dubuque’s summer activities brochure is now available online

April 30, 2021

As we continue reeling from the pandemic, many are looking for fun summer activities. Well, the City of Dubuque’s summer activities brochure is now available online. The brochure, as well as registration forms, can be found at cityofdubuque.org. The City of Asbury is partnering with Dubuque for its summer recreation programs. Details on Asbury programs are included in the Dubuque online brochure.
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