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Fans gearing up for next month’s Major League Baseball game in Dyersville

July 30, 2021

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – Fans are gearing up for next month’s Major League Baseball game in Dyersville. Large crowds are expected to descend upon the town for the game and the activities surrounding the Aug. 11 and 12th event at the Field of Dreams.
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Two Illinois women face felony charges after forcibly trying to take child from Dubuque home

July 30, 2021

Two Illinois women face felony charges after forcibly trying to take a child from a Dubuque home. Emma K. Lazore, 28, of East Dubuque, and Kelly R. Lazore, 58, of Galena, were both arrested Wednesday at a S. Grandview Ave. residence where they grabbed Emma Lazore’s 2-year-old child who was at the grandmother’s home, according to documents. Both women are being held on charges of second-degree burglary. Emma Lazore also is charged with child endangerment.
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Police identity 20-year-old woman found dead in Dubuque apartment

July 30, 2021

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Dubuque Police Department has confirmed the identity of a 20-year-old woman found dead in a Dubuque apartment. Police say Kylie Duster was found deceased at 635 West 11th Street after they conducted a welfare check Wednesday night. No other details about her death were released but authorities say an investigation is ongoing, and the case remains active.
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One car hit and run crash that left property damaged in Grant County being investigated

July 30, 2021

LITTLE GRANT, Wis. – A one car crash that left property damaged in Grant County and no trace of the driver is being investigated. County sheriff’s department officials said that a vehicle ran into a fence on Grant County A Monday morning near its intersection with University Farm Road in Little Grant Township, according to a press release. The vehicle then fled the scene and the driver did not report the accident, the release states.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the sheriff’s department.
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Celebration held for All-American Road renaming

July 30, 2021

A celebration will be held in honor of the Wisconsin portion of The Great River Road being named an All-American Road, one of only fifteen in the nation. The event is set for next Tuesday afternoon, August 3rd, at the Potosi Brewery.
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Fires burning in west prompt an air quality alert for northeast Iowa

July 30, 2021

Fires burning in the western part of the country have prompted an air quality alert for a portion of northeast Iowa. The alert area includes Dubuque, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson and Jones counties and is in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service, which says northerly winds are bringing smoke from western wildfires into the area.
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Wis. woman faces neglect charge in Dubuque for leaving dog in hot car

July 30, 2021

A Wis. woman faces a neglect charge after police said a dog was left in a hot, locked vehicle in Dubuque.
Police and Dubuque Animal Control reportedly freed the overheated dog in a parking lot on Raven Oaks Drive Wednesday afternoon. Kara N. Kulke, 39, the dog’s owner, was arrested on a charge of animal neglect.
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Galena will once again hold a deer-culling program

July 30, 2021

The City of Galena will once again hold a deer-culling program, after three years of hunting not leading to a reduction of the city’s deer population. Galena City Council members have approved the program for the 2021-2022 archery deer hunting season, allwoing deer hunting on approved sites within city limits.
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NCAA rule change boosts businesses, brands

July 30, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Brands and businesses in eastern Iowa have already started benefiting from the name, image, and likeness of college athletes. This summer, the NCAA changed its rules, allowing college athletes to legally make money. One Dubuque Athletics brand has already signed a University of Iowa basketball player.
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Few details released about death of 20 year old woman found in Dubuque apartment

July 30, 2021

Few details are being released about the death of a 20 year old woman found in a Dubuque apartment Wednesday. Dubuque Police responded to the complex on W. 11th Street to conduct a welfare check on Kylie Duster, and officers found a woman dead inside the residence believed to be, Kylie Duster. An investigation is ongoing, police said in a release, and the case remains active.
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Woman Found Dead In Dubuque Residence

July 29, 2021

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Dubuque. The Telegraph Herald reports police wento an apartment at 635 W. 11th St. late Wednesday night for a welfare check on 20-year-old Kylie Duster. They found a woman dead inside the residence they believe to be her. Duster’s family had said on social media recently that she had been missing since Sunday.

Dubuque man in custody after domestic incident leaves woman injured

July 29, 2021

A Dubuque man is in custody after a domestic incident that left a woman hospitalized. Dubuque Police arrested 53 year old Christopher Crall, on Monday on charges of domestic assault with strangulation, domestic assault with injury and first-degree harassment. Reports say Crall assaulted 47 year old Madeline Miller at a hotel on Monday.
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Dubuque health officials warn residents to be safe in extreme heat

July 29, 2021

Hot temperatures have prompted Dubuque health officials to warn residents, espectially those who are more vulnerable, to take precautionary measures to prevent heat-related illness. The city has set up Public Cooling Centers which will be open through the weekend. visit cityofdubuque.org for info.
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Check your cabinets, McCormick’s recalls packaged seasonings

July 29, 2021

Three of McCormick’s packaged seasonings are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, including their Italian Seasonings and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning. No known illnesses have been linked to the seasonings, but consumers are advised to dispose of the products.
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Man accused in child sexploitation sting in Jo Daviess County sentenced

July 29, 2021

GALENA, Ill. — One of four men accused in an undercover child sexploitation sting in Jo Daviess County will not go to jail. Authorities arrested four men for allegedly arranging a sexual encounter with an undercover officer posing online as a minor. Matthew L. Colson, 50, of Cuba City is the third one to accept a plea deal. He was sentenced this week to 18 months of probation
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Radio Dubuque joining forces with Dubuque Police for National Night Out

July 29, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) – Radio Dubuque, along with several other community advocates is joining forces with Dubuque Police to host the department’s National Night Out. This is the 11th year for the free family friendly event that will be held at Comiskey Park August 3rd.
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State trooper deployment necessary Gov. Reynolds says

July 29, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds said in an update Wednesday that the recent Iowa State Patrol trooper deployment to the southern U.S. border was necessary. The Republican leader announced the deployment last month, responding to requests for assistance from the GOP governors of Texas and Arizona through the interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
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Lightning sparks fire at Dubuque apartment building

July 29, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Firefighters blame a lightning strike for causing a fire that damaged an apartment building in Dubuque early Wednesday morning. Crews said flames were shooting from the roof of the building on Hillcrest Road, near Kennedy Mall. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze within about 10 minutes.
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Dubuque National Night Out

July 28, 2021

The Dubuque Police Department is partnering with Target, Radio Dubuque, Dubuque Leisure Services, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), area Neighborhood Associations, and other crime prevention and community advocates to bring National Night Out to our city for the 11th year. National Night Out is an annual, nationwide, crime prevention event that promotes police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity. This is the 38th anniversary of National Night Out. Millions of people from more than 17,000 communities across the country will participate in the event.

Join us at Comiskey Park (24th/25th & Jackson/Washington St.) on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for this free event that includes food, games, the Bicycle Library, and a bounce house for the kids. Police and Fire Department vehicles will be on display.

Lighting Starts Fire At Apartment Complex

July 28, 2021

A lightning strike started a fire at a Dubuque apartment complex early Wednesday. According to the Telegraph Herald, it struck after 2am at 3167 Hillcrest Road and afterwards, flames could be seen coming from the roof. There were no injuries but one apartment suffered heavy fire damage, and the three other apartments received light smoke damage.

Police Say Shooting Victim Knew Shooter

July 28, 2021

Police say the shooting outside a Dubuque restaurant Monday night was not a random one. The Telegraph Herald reports the follow up investigation revealed that the gunman and the victim are known to each other, though they’ve not revealed a specific motive for the shooting.

Pennsylvania Avenue Lane Closure

July 28, 2021

The eastbound lane of Pennsylvania Avenue near University Avenue is closed now until 5 p.m. Monday August 2, for a water utility repair. If you have questions regarding the closure/detour, please contact the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at 563.589.4270

Dubuque man faces jail time when he is sentenced this week on animal neglect charges

July 28, 2021

A Dubuque man faces jail time when he is sentenced this week on animal neglect charges. According to a report, 32-year-old Cesar Gonzalez was initially facing multiple charges after more than a dozen animals were deemed in poor condition and several carcassas were found on his property, but under his plea deal, several of those charges will be dismissed. His deal includes 80 days in jail and 2 years of probation. The charges stem from a 2019 investigation at the Gonzalez property.
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Routine traffic stop leads to arrest of Grant County man on multiple charges

July 28, 2021

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Grant County man on multiple charges Saturday night. According to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office report, Steven Lundy was pulled over along Highway 18 in Montfort and after an investigation, deputies arrested Lundy for operating while intoxicated, driving without a licese or insurance, and possession of marijuana. He was later released.
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UPDATE – Teen shot outside Dubuque fast food restaurant still recovering

July 28, 2021

UPDATE – DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — The teen who was shot Monday night outside a Dubuque fast food restaurant remains hospitalized. Officers responded to the 400 block of Rhomberg Ave. near the Hardee’s and found a 17 year old suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital by private vehicle and is reportedly in stable condition. Police said in a news release, they believe the victim and suspect knew each other. No details have been released about the suspect and the investigation is ongoing, the release stated.
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Western Dubuqe County town listed as best place to visis in 2021

July 28, 2021

A western Dubuqe County town has been listed as one of the 15 best small towns across the country to visit in 2021. Dyersville was recognized in a new article from Smithsonian Magazine, as the small western Dubuque town is most well-known as the home of the iconic Field of Dreams.
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New playground eqipment at Veterans Square Park

July 28, 2021

The City of Worthington in Dubuque County is updating some of their playground equipment. Last year, the City had received grant funding from Black Hills Energy, the Dyersville Area Community Foundation and Alliant Energy for an updated swing frame and expression swing at Veterans Square Park. The new equipment will be installed in the coming weeks.
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Longtime Manchester mayor stepping down

July 28, 2021

Manchester will soon have a new mayor for the first time since 1974. Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer announced at Monday night’s City Council meeting that he will not be seeking another term.
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County Jail Breaking Up Housing Units

July 27, 2021

In an effort to make the space inside more manageable, larger housing units in the Dubuque County Jail are being broken up. The Telegraph Herald reports the project will wall off the connection between the upper and lower levels of the jail’s two larger, 49-person housing units, cutting the capacity of each unit in half.

Police Say Teen Shot Outside Restaurant In Dubuque

July 27, 2021

Police say a teenager was shot outside a Dubuque restaurant late Monday night. A 17 year old was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen from the Hardee’s at 420 Rhomberg Ave. Police were called out a little before 11pm. The teen’s name has not been released, he’s in stable condition. No word on suspects in the case.

68th annual Dubuque County Fair kicks off this week

July 27, 2021

The 68th annual Dubuque County Fair kicks off this morning (7/27). Today will be ‘Free Day,’ with FREE admission all day. The grounds will open at 8am. For info on everything happening this week, visit the Dubuque County Fairgrounds website.
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‘Farewell Toast’ service offered at Dubuque funeral home

July 27, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – A ‘Cheers to life’ service is a Dubuque funeral home’s way of offering a new path for families to say goodbye to loved ones. The staff at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper said that, for years, they have heard from many families wanting funerals to be more of a celebration of life, so the funeral home is now serving up a Farewell Toast, a wake-style service where staff serves wine and beer and orders in catering.
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Dubuque County asking for public input on proposed wetlands along Heritage Trail

July 27, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – The Dubuque County Conservation Board is asking for public input on the best way to help plan for a new potential set of wetlands along Heritage Trail. The conservation board plans to get a potential 14 acres of wetlands from the former Flexsteel Industry land near the trail. A public input meeting is this Thursday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the United Auto Workers Hall on Central Avenue.
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Jodaviess man injured in rollover crash identified

July 27, 2021

Jo Daviess county authorities say a man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday around noon. 53 year old Donald Nowviock of Stockton was airlifted to Mercyhealth in Rockford for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Nowviock was traveling north on Highway 78 when he swerved to avoid a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lane. Nowviock’s vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the highway and rolled into a ravine.
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Friends, family and collegues mouring death of former Clayton County sheriff

July 27, 2021

Friends, family and collegues are mouring the death of a former Clayton County sheriff and police chief.
The Marquette-McGregor Police Department on Monday announced the death of Robert “Bob” Hamann.
He served 37 years in law enforcement before retiring.
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Woman injured in one car crash in Grant County identified

July 27, 2021

POTOSI, Wis. – The woman injured in a crash early Sunday in Grant County has been identified. Lindsey A. Walton, 23, of Benton, was treated at Grant Regional Hospital after the driver of the car in which she was riding lost control of his vehicle on Reynolds Ridge Road, crashed into an embankment, and skidded 125 feet into a pasture.
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Dubuque man accpets plea deal in 2019 animal neglect case

July 27, 2021

A Dubuque man has accpeted a plea deal in a 2019 animal neglect case. Court documents state that an animal control officer found 23 animals on Cesar L. Gonzalez’, 32, property deemed to be in poor health, and the carcasses of eight animals were also discovered. Gonzalez is scheduled to be sentenced July 29.
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Dubuque health care providers team up to encourage COVID shots

July 27, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – Around 200 health care providers in the Dubuque area from twelve Dubuque County medical organizations have come together to encourage county residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. They say they are trying to prevent any further deaths and hospitalizations, KCRG reports. In the letter, they state the age group from 12 to 29 years old is the least vaccinated in the county. Even though they recognize young people are less likely to get overly sick with the virus, they say they could still pass it on to more vulnerable people. In Dubuque County, just over 200 people have died from the virus.
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No foul play suspected in death of carnival worker at Dubuque county fairgrounds

July 27, 2021

A carnival worker found dead in his camper at the county fairgrounds in Dubuque Monday was not linked to any of the carnival rides, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department said on social media. Sheriff Joe Kennedy said the death appeared to be from natural causes and that there was “nothing suspicious at this time.”
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Man Pleads Guilty In Livestock Neglect Case

July 26, 2021

A Dubuque man whom authorities say neglected livestock pleaded guilty to related charges recently. 32 year old Cesar L. Gonzalez, was charged with 24 counts of livestock neglect and eight counts of failure to dispose of a dead animal, reports the Telegraph Herald. If his plea agreement is accepted, court documents state that all the associated simple misdemeanor charges in this case will be dismissed.

Vaccinations Being Done At County Fair

July 26, 2021

During Dubuque County Fair week there will be a number of COVID-19 vaccination opportunities taking place at the fairgrounds:
• Tuesday, July 27 – Friday, July 30 | 12 – 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 28 | 6 – 8 p.m.
• Saturday, July 31 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Health Care Groups Author Letter Urging Vaccinations

July 26, 2021

Nearly 200 local health care providers representing 12 Dubuque County medical organizations have issued a unified message endorsing the vaccine and urging Dubuque-area residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. You can see the message and the groups involved on the City of Dubuque Facebook page,

Juvenile injured in rollover crash in Jo Daviess County

July 26, 2021

APPLE RIVER, Ill. – A juvenile was injured in a rollover crash Saturday afternoon in Jo Daviess County. A Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department press release states that Trey R. Leopold, 27, of Warren, apparently lost control of his car on East Stagecoach Trail at East Roberts Road, skidded into a cornfield and overturned.
Neither Leopold nor a second passenger were injured. A juvenile passenger was rushed to FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Authorities are investigating the crash.
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Name of Epworth man killed in two vehicle crash in Dubuque released

July 26, 2021

The name of an Epworth man killed in a two vehicle crash in Dubuque County on Saturday night has been released to the public. The Iowa State Patrol says 23-year old Nicholas Silich was heading south on Highway 151 when he collided with a semi that was westbound on Monastery Road crossing Highway 151. The semi driver was not hurt. The accident remains under investigation.
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Music in the Gardens will continue through August

July 26, 2021

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Music in the Gardens will continue through August at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The concert is free.
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Gated community for older adults being proposed in Dubuque

July 26, 2021

A developer seeks to construct a gated community for older adults on the northwest edge of Dubuque. Ewing Properties plans to develop 35 single-family homes on a 14-acre plot near the intersection of John F. Kennedy and Derby Grange roads. The homes would function as a cooperative community for residents ages 55 and older.
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US Highway 20 is being named a Medal of Honor highway

July 26, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – US Highway 20 is being named a Medal of Honor highway. States along Highway 20 have honored this recognition through a convoy carrying the message coast-to-coast, and state to state by American Legion State Commanders. The Illinois Commander is set to continue to handoff the honorary message in the coming weeks.
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Dubuque County Conservation will hold public-input meeting on proposed land donation

July 26, 2021

Dubuque County Conservation will hold a public-input meeting this week regarding a proposed land donation to the county. Flexsteel Industries has indicated an interest in possibly donating about 16 acres of land around the site of its former manufacturing facility at 3400 Jackson Street to the county. County Conservation Board members recently approved a nonbinding letter of intent to accept it. The Flexsteel site currently spans 43 acres. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the UAW Local 94 Hall on Central Ave. to gather input.
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Fire that damaged Dubuque residence leaves family homeless

July 26, 2021

It took crews about an hour to contain a fire that damaged a Dubuque residence Saturday afternoon. Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames when they arrived at the home on Central Ave., shortly after 4:45 p.m., assistant Fire Chief Greg Harris said in a press release. Harris said one family was displaced but there were no injuries in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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Man Dies After Crash Following Medical Emergency

July 23, 2021

A Dubuque man died Thursday after authorities say he suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed his vehicle. 76 year old Thomas Gust was taken to the hospital from the scene at Asbury and Bunker Hill Roads. He died at the hospital.