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Injury Crash In DBQ

June 12, 2021

One person is hurt…after a driver fails to yield…causing a crash at the intersection of Dodge Street and Brunskill Road in Dubuque. Officials tell reporters Emily Jones, 22, was injured but not taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Witnesses tell officers Jones was westbound on Dodge when she tried to turn onto Brunskill. Apparently, she didn’t see Judith Gantenbein, of Dubuque, eastbound on Dodge. That’s when the crash happened. Jones is cited for failure to yield.

Child Hurt In Car V Bike

June 12, 2021

A child…on a bicycle…is hurt…after she is hit by a driver that ran a red light. Jambiya Williams, 11, was taken by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque for treatment. Officials say the little girl was riding her bike on the sidewalk at East 20th and Jackson streets. They add she had the signal to cross the crosswalk. That’s when Robert Tinkham tried to turn right…hitting the girl on her bike. It’s all confirmed on video. No word on any citations. The investigation continues.

Boil Water Order For Barrington Lakes Lifted

June 11, 2021

Dubuque officials Friday lifted the boil water order for the Barrington Lakes subdivision. The move came after two consecutive sets of tests were negative for bacteria. The order had been put in place after a water service disruption related to water main work along U.S. 20 on Wednesday.

Girl Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car That Ran Red Light

June 11, 2021

Police say an 11 year old Dubuque girl was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car that ran a red light. Police say Jamiya Williams was biking southbound on a sidewalk along Jackson Street near East 20th and had a signal to enter a crosswalk when she was struck. The driver involved was charged.

Jo Daviess County woman sentenced in fatal love triangle case

June 11, 2021

A Jo Daviess County woman was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for her role in covering up the death of her husband. Danielle K. Heidenreich, 39, pleaded guilty in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court and received credit for 65 days already served. She was arrested in April, along with her boyfriend, Levi T.J. Meyers, 35, in the death of her husband, Keith A. Heidenreich, 48. Meyers previously pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His next court appearance is slated for June 24. The body of Keith Heidenreich was found March 10 in the Mississippi River at Miller’s Landing, a press release stated.
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Family of man killed during police chase in neighboring Manchester suing city

June 11, 2021

MANCHESTER, Iowa – The parents of a motorcyclist who died in a police involved chase that resulted in him crashing last year are suing the City of Manchester and a city police officer. Sandra K. and Daniel J. Mormann recently filed the suit in Iowa District Court alleging that the officer used “intentional, excessive reckless force” during a high-speed chase that killed their son Augustin G. Mormann, 31, Jan. 15 during an attempted traffic stop. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the Mormanns pain and suffering, and punitive damages against the officer.
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2021 Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up series kicks off this weekend in Dubuque

June 11, 2021

Keeping Dubuque clean is the goal of the 2021 Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series. Three community clean-ups are scheduled as part of the series, with the first set for this Saturday, June 12, from 9 – 11 a.m.
To help with the clean-ups register in advance at cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.
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Several recent black bear sightings have been reported in Dubuque

June 11, 2021

Several recent black bear sightings have been reported in Dubuque County. Officials say two employees recently saw a bear on John Deere’s property north of Dubuque. The Iowa Department of Natural Resource says this is breeding season for bears and it’s not unlikely to spot young male bears actively looking for females this time of the year or for food.
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Dubuque Police asking for publics help in Oky Doky shoplifting case

June 11, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Dubuque Police Department is asking for the publics help in identifying a theft suspect. Police said someone stole merchandise from Oky Doky on W.1st Street in Dubuque May 2 just before midnight. If you have information about this incident you’re urged to contact Dubuque police.
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Anti-Biden flag sporting profanity has Hazel Green community concerned

June 11, 2021

HAZEL GREEN, Wis. (WKBT) – One Hazel Green community is concerned after a flag with profanity aimed at President Joe Biden was seen flyin in this quiet southwest Wisconsin village. The flag is on one of the main highways through town on the side of a garage. Its colors and format are in the style of campaign posters for former President Donald Trump. Police have said there is nothing they can do about the vulgar verbage.
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Three arrested including Dubuque teen in flare gun drive-by

June 11, 2021

(Dubuque, IA) Dubuque police have arrested two men and a 16-year-old girl for shooting flares from a car Wednesday morning. Twenty-seven-year-old Royal Broman, 21-year-old Chandler Bourgeous, and 16-year-old Annalise Flogel are facing multiple charges in connection to the incident in which two cars were damaged and a flare was shot through the window of an apartment which caught fire. Another man was injured by a flying flare. The three suspects were tracked down using Dubuque area traffic cameras.
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Three Charged In Flare Gun Shooting Incident

June 10, 2021

Three people are facing charges after police say they fired a flare gun at people, vehicles and a residence. 27 year old Royal W.K. Broman, 21 year old Chandler A. Bourgeous and 16 year old Annalise M. Floge were arrested on arson, dangerous weapon and willful injury counts after the incident in the area of Locust and West 10th street.

Dubuque theft suspect now facing drugs and weapons charges

June 10, 2021

A Dubuque man arrested last week on charges he stole a motorcycle now faces drug and weapons charges.
Cory G. Meloccaro, 29, was taken into custody Monday at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center, after police found two bags containing a total of 57 grams of meth and guns during his initial arrest in April. Meloccaro allegedly told authorities on May 26 that he had thrown the bag of guns and drugs out of a vehicle.
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Three people injured in chain reaction crash in Dubuque

June 10, 2021

Three people were hurt in a chain reaction crash Tuesday night in Dubuque. The crash occurred at the intersection of the Northwest Arterial and Dodge Street, after a driver ran a red light and collided with another vehicle which then struck another vehicle, causing that driver to skid into a car that was stopped in a turn lane. One person was hospitalized, police said.
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Boil advisory issued for the Barrington Lakes subdivision

June 10, 2021

City of Dubuque officials have issued a boil advisory for the Barrington Lakes subdivision. An advisory was issued Wednesday after a water main work along U.S. 20 disrupted service. City Water Department officials recommend residents boil water before using it – or use bottled water until the advisory is lifted.
Officials noted that the advisory is a precaution until they receive test results which are expected some time on Friday.
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Maquoketa toddler latest child infected in E.coli outbreak

June 10, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWQC) – A Maquoketa 18-month-old is the latest child infected in connection to an E.coli breakout in the area. The toddler is recovering at an Iowa City hospital. The Jackson County Health Dept. said they are continuing to monitor cases throughout the county, after multiple children were hospitalized because of infections. The Iowa Dept. of Public Health is assisting Jackson County health officials in tracking the origins of the bacterial disease found in the lower intestine.
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Dubuque highschool earning PE credits by helping senior citizens

June 10, 2021

A high school in Dubuque is lending a helping hand to senior citizens in the area as a way for students to earn PE credits. High schoolers at the Alternative Learning Center in Dubuque can help the local elderly with yard work at their homes.
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Cascade police investigation hit-and-run crash

June 10, 2021

CASCADE, Iowa – Cascade police are investigation a hit-and-run crash Friday. According to an online announcement police are looking for what was described as “a brown or maroon Dodge Ram pickup” with damage to the front bumper. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact police.
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Fire at Dubuque business damaged several vehicles

June 10, 2021

A fire in the parking lot of a Dubuque business damaged several vehicles Wednesday. According to fire officials, crews reported the blaze at Nordstrom Distribution Center on Dubuque’s west-end quickly spread in the facility’s lot and caused damage to 8 cars. Firefighters were on the scene for about 2 hours. No injuries were reported and investigators did not find any signs of suspicious activity. Fire officials say it appears to be accidental.
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Officials concerned Mississippi River below normal levels just ahead of summer

June 10, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – The lack of rain the tri-state area has received this year is keeping the Mississippi River below normal, and that is having an effect on people who use the river for recreation in the summer.
Dubuque, right next to the Mississippi River, has seen less than nine inches of rain in 2021. That is down more than six inches from what it normally would have received by now. Officials said it is unlikely that water levels in the river could rise this year whether it rains more or not.
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Suspects involved in flare gun drive by in Dubuque have been arrested

June 10, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Three suspects are in custody after police say they drove around Dubuque shooting a flare gun at multiple cars and people and later started an apartment fire Wednesday morning.
All three, including a juvenile, are facing multiple charges, in connection to the incidents in the area of 10th and Locust Street. One person was injured when a flare hit his leg.
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Three Injuries In Multi Vehicle Crash In Dubuque

June 9, 2021

Three people were hurt in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Dubuque. The Herald Bulletin reports 16 year old Clara Gerhard of Dubuque was among those injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment after one vehicle ran a red light at Northwest Arterial and Dodge Street and collided with another vehicle. That vehicle struck another and the vehicle that ran the red light hit another one as well.

Eight Vehicles Damaged In Parking Lot Fire

June 9, 2021

Eight vehicles were damaged in a fire Wednesday morning that spread through a Dubuque parking lot. It happened about 10:15, reports the Telegraph Herald, at the Nordstrom Distribution Center. The cars were all parked next to each other and three were totaled, say officials. It looks as though the fire started accidentally in one of the vehicles.

E-Recycling Slots Filled Up For Saturday

June 9, 2021

All appointments for the Electronics Recycling Mobile Event scheduled for this Saturday, June 12, have been filled, however there are still options for residents to properly dispose of unwanted electronics. City of Dubuque residents who have existing curbside collection services have the option to schedule curbside collection for a variety of electronics through the large item pick-up service.

Fireworks limited in Maquoketa

June 9, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Maquoketa City Council voted this week to move forward with an ordinance limiting when residents can use fireworks, but it might not take effect this year. The city currently allows fireworks from July 1 to 7. The new ordinance would limit fireworks usage to July 2 to 4 and require an annual fire inspection for all retail fireworks sites.
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Residents will have a chance to offer feed back on proposed improvements to Wisconsin 80 and Wisconsin 11 in Grant County

June 9, 2021

HAZEL GREEN, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host a public presentation regarding proposed improvements to Wisconsin 80 and Wisconsin 11 in Grant County. A prerecorded video will be posted to the DOT’s website along with instructions for how to submit comments about a proposed roundabout in the village, which has drawn widespread criticism from residents and officials.
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Mother daughter dispute ends with Dubuque woman in handcuffs

June 9, 2021

PEOSTA, Iowa – A mother daughter dispute ended with a Dubuque County woman in handcuffs. Morgan M. Quick, 21, of Peosta, was arrested Monday for allegedly biting her 56 year old mother during an altercation in which she knocked over her son in his high chair. She is facing domestic assault and child endangerment charges, court documents state.
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Tri-State Christian School gets green light to open at the Skate Country

June 9, 2021

ASBURY, Iowa – A local school’s plans to purchase Skate Country in Asbury and transform it into a second campus took another step forward Tuesday. Members of the Asbury Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a special permit that would allow Tri-State Christian School to operate at the Skate Country property.
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ATV and UTV routes in the City of Platteville will be expanded

June 9, 2021

ATV and UTV routes in the City of Platteville will be expanded. The Common Council voted in favor of amending an ordinance to update the city’s route plan, including opening almost all roads within the city for ATV or UTV use. City officials say the update still has to be approved by the council, and it could take a few weeks before the new routes take effect.
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E. coli outbreak has sickened several children in Maquoketa

June 9, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) – Health officials in eastern Iowa are looking for the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened several children in Maquoketa. At least three children are being treated at an Iowa City hospital after developing serious complications caused by a toxin-producing E. coli strain.
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Dubuque County residents warned after black bear spotted in Mud Lake area

June 9, 2021

A black bear was spotted in the Mud Lake Area neighborhood early Monday morning. According to the Dubuque County Conservation Department, said native bears were actually eradicated from Iowa around 1850, but Dubuque County could become home to a few more in the coming years. For now, though, officials are warning people to take some precautions, like not leaving food for pets outside at night. For those who see the bear, it is recommended that you keep a safe distance and do not try and get a selfie.
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Dubuque murder suspects second trial ends in second conviction

June 9, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – A man originally convicted of his girlfriend’s 2017 murder then later granted a new trial on appeal will remain behind bars. Fontae Buelow was found guilty of second-degree murder for the death of Samantha Link in Dubuque, in a trial held in Clinton County. The 29 year old was previously convicted at his first trial in January 2018.
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Fontae Buelow Found Guilty In The Death Of Samantha Link

June 8, 2021

29 year old Fontae Buelow was found guilty Tuesday in the death of his girlfriend. After more than six hours of deliberations, the jury rendered its verdict. Buelow was charged with killing 21 year old Samantha J. Link of Peosta, Iowa, in his Dubuque residence on March 31, 2017. The defense had argued that Link stabbed herself.

Walmart giving thanks to employees says stores will close Thanksgiving

June 8, 2021

(CNN) – You won’t be able to go shopping at Walmart on Thanksgiving this year. The super store announced it will close all its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving Day to thank employees for their work during the pandemic.
This is the second year running that Walmart has closed stores on Thanksgiving.
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City of Peosta working to revise mobile food ordinance

June 8, 2021

PEOSTA, Iowa – The City of Peosta is working to revamp its mobile food ordinance. At a recent City Council work session, council members and city staff discussed ways to clarify or alter the current ordinance, which requires mobile food vendors to apply for an annual permit in order to operate in Peosta.
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Dubuque City Council members give greenlight to turn downtown property into parking ramp

June 8, 2021

Dubuque City Council members also gave the greenlight to move ahead with the purchase of a high-profile downtown property, with plans that it will serve as the future site of a new parking ramp. Council members voted 7-0 to buy the property at 880 and 898 Central Ave., currently the location of Hendricks Feed
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Voters go to the polls in special election for open seat on Johnson County Board of Supervisors

June 8, 2021

The special election for an open seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors is Tuesday. Three men are vying for the post left vacant when Janelle Rettig announced her resignation in April. County officials voted to host a special election rather than appoint someone to fill the rest of the term. Whoever is elected Tuesday will serve the remainder of term, which expires Dec. 31, 2022. Polls will be open until 8 p.m. Voting takes place at regular voting locations.
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Dubuque Area Labor Harvest hosting free food distribution this weekend

June 8, 2021

Dubuque Area Labor Harvest will host a free commodity distribution for elderly and low-income residents of Dubuque County on Saturday, June 12th. 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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Dubuque casino gearing up for final two concerts of summer

June 8, 2021

A Dubuque casino announced Monday morning that a country singer and a rock band would headline its final two concerts of the summer. Q Casino announced that Mitchell Tenpenny, along with Walker Hayes, will take the outdoor Back Waters Stage on Friday, July 9. Tesla, along with Wayland, will perform on Saturday, Aug. 14.
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Deliberations began Monday in trial of Dubuque man charged in murder of ex-girlfriend

June 8, 2021

CLINTON, Iowa — A jury is now deliberating in the trial of a Dubuque man accused of killing his former girlfriend. Closing arguments were delivered Monday morning in the trial of Fontae C. Buelow at the Clinton County Courthouse. The 29 year old is accused of fatally stabbing Samantha J. Link, 21, of Peosta, Iowa, in his Dubuque residence in 2017.
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One of Dubuque’s oldest fire stattions getting makeover

June 8, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Plans for a makeover at one of Dubuque’s oldest fire stattions got a thumbs up. Dubuque city council members voted unanimously to make some renovations to the more than century old Fire Station Number 6. The Dubuque Fire Department hopes to have the renovations completed by December 31, 2021.
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Expiration of CDC’s eviction moratorium this month have many local residents concerned

June 8, 2021

Many renters are hoping for another extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but some landlords say they’ll rally against that if it does happen. The current moratorium expires June 30.
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Family, friends and collegues mourning loss of Maquoketa high school teacher

June 8, 2021

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWQC) – Family, friends and collegues are mourning the loss of a Maquoketa high school teacher. William (Bill) Duffy with the Maquoketa Community School District passed away of a heart attack, Maquoketa High School said in a FB post. School officials say students wishing to speak with a counselor can contact the high school office. nformation regarding funeral arrangements has not been received, school officials said in the post.
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Tri Basin Summer Clean Up Event

June 7, 2021

The first Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series event will be Saturday, June 12, at the Bee Branch 16th St. Detention Basin. Clean-ups are scheduled for later this summer at the Port of Dubuque Ice Harbor and Maus Park. Volunteers are welcome to participate in one or more of the clean-ups. Details at www.cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.

City Of Dubuque Water Quality Report

June 7, 2021

The City of Dubuque Water Department has published the annual water quality reports for the Dubuque water supply. The drinking water met all state and federal water quality requirements and had no drinking water violations in 2020.
Read the complete report online at www.cityofdubuque.org/2021waterquality.

Jo Daviess County online farmers market is starting a food pantry program

June 7, 2021

The Jo Daviess County online farmers market is starting a food pantry program. The market is working with Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County on a Farm to Food Pantry program, which will donate produce from farmers to local food pantries. The Farm to Food Pantry will kick off Tuesday, June 8, and continue through this summer and fall, delivering at least $200 of local produce to one or two food pantries each week.
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Public hearing set for today on expansion of ATV-UTV routes in Platteville

June 7, 2021

A public hearing about the proposed expansion of ATV-UTV routes in the City of Platteville will be Tuesday at 7pm. The Platteville Common Council is reviewing an ordinance that would allow ATVs and UTVs on most streets within the community. Right now, there are only certain roads designated for ATV and UTV use.
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It took several fire departments to contain Dubuque County fire

June 7, 2021

CASCADE, Iowa-Dubuque County (KCRG) – It took the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Cascade Fire and Ambulance, Bernard Fire, and Farley Fire to bring a structure fire under control Friday afternoon. The fire started in a barn on Aitchison Rd., and quickly spread to another outbuilding and a nearby corn crib. The cause of the fire is unknown but it is not believed to be suspicious in nature. Authorities are continuing to investigate.
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Jo Daviess County recycling company is being sold

June 7, 2021

GALENA, Ill. – A Jo Daviess County refuse and recycling disposal company is changing hands after more than 70 years. Montgomery Trucking plans to sell to Waste Connections, a national integrated waste management company. The deal is on track to be finalized by July 1.
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Littering at new $800,000 skate park in Dubuque have many concerned

June 7, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Local skate boarders are on a mission to raise awareness of constant littering at the new $800,000 skate park at Flora Park. Marie Ware, Dubuque’s leisure services manager, said the pandemic played a role in the increase in litter.
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