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Dubuque Man Gets 40 Years On Sex Abuse Counts

June 30, 2022

40 yeaers behind bars for a Dubuque man for a violent attack on an infant left in his care, as well as sex crimes against two girls. The Telegraph Herald reports 20 year old Nicholas F. Beversdorf of Dubuque, pleaded guilty to six counts of child endangerment causing bodily injury and one count each of third-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child.

Man Dies In Grant County Crash

June 30, 2022

A man died following a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer driven by a Dubuque residentWednesday morning in Grant County.
33 year old Nathan Williams was taken to the hospital after his car crossed the center line of US 61 and collided with the rig driven by 47 year old Jeremy Cook. Cook was uninjured, as was a child in Williams’ vehicle.

Museum Receives COVID Money For Animal Care

June 30, 2022

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has The Dubuque museum received $30,000 under the Endangered Species COVID-19 Relief program, funded by the American Rescue Plan. The money will help reimburse expenses related to the care of captive species listed under the Endangered Species Act as well as wildlife that was rescued or confiscated.

DRA doneates to annual Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular

June 30, 2022

The DRA donated $25,000 to the Dubuque Jaycees during their June 28 board meeting to support the community’s upcoming 36th annual Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular. The Jaycees, along with Radio Dubuque, host the local fireworks and air show which kicks off Friday [July 1] and wraps up with a July 4 fireworks show. Details on this year’s celebration can be found at, fireworks.radiodubuque.com.
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Dubuque man killed in two vehicle crash with toddler in backseat

June 30, 2022

GRANT COUNTY, Wisconsin (KCRG) – A Dubuque man was killed in a two vehicle crash with his toddler in the car during Wednesday morning rush hour. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says, 33-year-old Nathan Williams crossed the center line on Highway 61 south of Boscobel and collided with a Freightliner semi heading in the opposite direction. Williams and his son were taken to an area hospital. The toddler was examined. Williams was later pronounced dead. The Dubuque truck driver was uninjured in the crash, which remains under investigation.
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91 year old Bellevue man killed in farming accident identified

June 30, 2022

BELLEVUE, Iowa – A 91 year old Bellevue man killed in a farming accident Monday has been identified. Police said, Albert L. Knake, died as a result of the crash in a timber area of a private property located southwest of Bellevue where he was driving a side-by-side ATV when he slid and rolled sideways down an embankment. Knake was partially ejected from the vehicle and pinned under the ATV’s roof line, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department report states.
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Dubuque’s Five Flags Center lost hundreds of thousands of dollars foreign hacking scheme

June 30, 2022

Dubuque’s Five Flags Center lost hundreds of thousands of dollars after a foreign hacking scheme.
The Dubuque Police Department said in a release that hackers from outside the US stole $300,000 through an unauthorized transaction made via MidWestOne Bank sometime from Friday to Monday. The City of Dubuque reported that no city “accounts or departments were impacted” by the hack. Authorities said they’re still trying to “sort out how that happened.”
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Former Holy Family Catholic Schools administrator charged with theft learns his fate

June 30, 2022

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A former Holy Family Catholic Schools administrator charged with theft has learned his fate. Todd C. Wessels, of Dubuque, was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud. Recently filed court documents state that the 50 year old is accused of stealing more than $500,000 from Holy Family between 2011 through at least 2020. Wessels also must pay the Archdiocese of Dubuque $507,466 in restitution. His teaching privileges in Iowa have been permanently revoked.
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Routine traffic stop ends with drug bust and arrest of Dubuque man

June 30, 2022

STOCKTON, Ill. – A routine traffic stop ended with a drug bust and the arrest of a Dubuque man Tuesday night. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, deputies pulled over a vehicle on U.S. 20 in rural Stockton and observed ‘suspicions of criminal activity.’ Upon further investigation, police uncovered 3-1/2 pounds of marijuana, 2 pounds of meth as well as 50 grams of heroin and 8 grams of cocaine along with a large amount of cash. Cordero J. Davis, 35, was taken into custody on multiple charges.
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New Details On Jo Daviess County Explosion, Injuries

June 29, 2022

Authorities say a fuel barrel placed on a bonfire caused the explosion earlier this month in Jo Daviess County that left one person dead and another seriously injured. Police say 28 year old Taylor M. Musser died from her injuries Friday at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, and 41 year old Brian D. Musser Jr remains hospitalized in critical condition at that hospital, after the explosion and fire at a residence on East Greenvale Road in rural Lena.