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Heritage Pond Acreage

June 21, 2021

Dubuque County Conservation Board members last week unanimously approved buying nearly 10 acres around Heritage Pond for $45,000.The land, which runs along the Heritage Trail and contains a campground and picnic area, is owned by the City of Sageville. But Dubuque County has been leasing, operating on and maintaining the property for about $1 a year since it was opened to the public.

Electronics Recycling

June 21, 2021

A local landfill is 19-thousand pounds lighter after an electronics recycling event. The electronics drop-off recycling event recently resulted in residents recycling more than 340 televisions and other household electronics, according to a press release from the the City of Dubuque.The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, 101 Airborne Road, accepts electronics for recycling by appointment.Visit dmaswa.org or call 563-557-8220 to schedule an appointment.Dubuque also offers collects a variety of electronics through an appointment-only, large-item collection service.

Chestnut Mountain River Cruise

June 21, 2021

Do you enjoy a good cruise? Chestnut Mountain Resort has launched its river cruises for the season.The one-and-a-half-hour cruises along the Mississippi River depart at 6 p.m. every Friday through August and at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through October, according to a press release.The cruises give guests opportunities to view wildlife, learn about the area’s history and see geographical curiosities, according to the release. Simply visit chestnutmtn.com or call 800-397-1320 for more information.

High Speed Chase

June 21, 2021

Authorities say an Iowa woman led law enforcement on a high-speed chase with speeds of 100 mph early Sunday morning in Dubuque County. A passenger is accused of smashing lock boxes at an automobile dealership in Jackson County.25 year old Marissa C. PadavichDavenport, Iowa, was arrestedin Cascade on charges of eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked.

Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Woman At Party

June 18, 2021

A Dubuque man is charged with sexually abusing a woman at a party last year. 19 year old Genaro Ledesma Jr. of 2241 Washington St., was arrested at 3 p.m. Thursday at his residence, reports the Telegraph Herald. The victim claims Ledesma sexually abused her at a party at which she was very intoxicated and not in a condition to give consent.

Numbers From Last Week’s E-Cycling Event In Dubuque

June 18, 2021

You could call last Saturday’s Dubuque electronics drop-off recycling event at the Municipal Services Center a success. In total, 237 people participated, recycling over 340 televisions and other household electronics, resulting in 19,000 pounds of material diverted from the landfill.

Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash In Dubuque County

June 17, 2021

A Tuesday afternoon motorcycle crash in Dubuque County left the rider seriously injured. It happened on Circle Ridge Road when 64 year old William Stone of Minnesota failed to negotiate a turn. His bike went into a ditch and rolled several times.

W. 17th Street Section To Reopen Tomorrow

June 17, 2021

In Dubuque, W. 17th St. between Central Ave. and Iowa St. is expected to open tomorrow, Friday, June 18. Since April, the street has been closed while the 10-foot x 5-foot box culvert at Heeb St. was extended approximately 30 feet west and storm intakes that span the entire width of the street were installed.

One Killed, Two Injured In Maquoketa Crash

June 16, 2021

One person was killed, two others were seriously hurt when their vehicle struck a limestone planter in Maquoketa. According to the Telegraph Herald, 77 year old Terry Hansen of DeWitt was taken to the hospital after the crash Tuesday on the 200 block of Main Street, where he died. Two others are being treated for serious injuries.

Dubuque Woman Pleads Guilty To Arson Charges

June 15, 2021

A guilty plea from a Dubuque woman accused of trying to burn down an apartment last year. Authorities say 26 year old Mary Hall entered the guilty plea to a charge of threatening arson. Police checked out a report of of an arson at a home on Bluff Street last August. They found traffic camera footage showing Hall carrying what looked to be a bottle of lighter fluid, entering the building on Bluff Street and then running from the building with the bottle.

Red Cross Dealing With Blood Shortage

June 15, 2021

A severe blood shortage is happening, says the American Red Cross, due to a rising number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The agency has distributed about 75,000 more blood products than expected during the past three months. The Telegraph Herald reports appointments to donate blood may be made via the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

Sheriff’s Office Reminder About Fireworks

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that the sale and use of fireworks is legal between June 1st and July 8th. They may be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM, with the exception of the 4th of July and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following the 4th, on which dates they can be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

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Sheriff

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that the sale and use of fireworks is legal between June 1st and July 8th. They may be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM, with the exception of the 4th of July and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following the 4th, on which dates they can be used between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

Dubuque Rescue Mission Rolls Out Mobile Cafe

June 14, 2021

The Dubuque Rescue Mission has opened the Kindness Café. It’s actually a food truck and every two dollars of money spent their by patrons equates to a free meal for families in need. For now, though, they are only selling food while they figure out scheduling and staffing. However, Rick Mihm, the Mission’s executive director, said they hope to have the truck out giving out free food in the community by fall.

Could Your Brain Use A Little Coaching

June 14, 2021

Two regional healthcare providers have teamed up to provide free brain health coaching
sessions for anyone in a nine-county area in eastern Iowa. The services can be provided in
person, by phone or via telehealth. For anyone experiencing stress, feeling overwhelmed or
burned out, due to any circumstances related to COVID-19, these sessions are free, confidential
and don’t require any pre-authorization or insurance.
Hillcrest Family Services, based in Dubuque, and Unity Point Health – AbbeHealth Services,
based in Cedar Rapids, are offering free brain health coaching sessions for adults and children
of any age. The sessions can be scheduled now and will run until June 30.

Stolen Camping Trailer

June 14, 2021

Authorities seek the public’s help in locating a stolen camping trailer.The 2010 Ameri-Lite trailer by Gulfstream is approximately 20 to 22-feet long and was taken between 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday from the area of Wisconsin 18 in Bridgeport, according to a press release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department/Crime Stoppers.The trailer is white with red and blue graphics and has a Wisconsin license plate 25538RV, according to the release.Anyone with information is asked to call 326-8933 OR 1-866-779-7297.Up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges filed, or the recovery of stolen property,

Grant County Dairy Festival

June 14, 2021

Grant County’s dairy industr was celebrated over the weekendy. Rebekkah Kleefisch, a Republican who served from 2011 to 2019 as the 44th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, visited the 2021 Grant County Dairy Breakfast, held at Vosberg Colonial Acres, a dairy farm operated by Mark and Renee Vosberg in rural Cuba City.“I love being out on the farm,” Kleefisch said. “You see milk, you see butter, you see cheese in the grocery store, and too few people know the process by which it is produced. That’s why these dairy breakfasts are a gift across Wisconsin.”Organizers expected more than 3,000 people to attend the event, and a steady stream of vehicles continued to roll along the lane leading up to the Vosberg farm throughout the day.

North Cascade Road

June 14, 2021

One portion of North Cascade Road will be reopened this week, while another stretch of the road will be closed.Crews will complete the new Swiss Valley Road and North Cascade Road intersection today according to a press release from the City of Dubuque. The intersection will be reopened on that same day.Meanwhile, work on the intersection of North Cascade Road and U.S. 20 is slated to begin today,too, resulting in the temporary closure of that portion of North Cascade Road.No detours will be posted but access to local properties will be maintained, according to the press release.

Fight Turns Into Arrest

June 14, 2021

Police say a man pushed a woman onto the ground and stole her smartphone, cash, state identification card and other items Friday afternoon in Dubuque. 59 year old Jeffrey was arrested in the 1600 block of Central Avenue on charges of first-degree theft and possession of drug paraphernalia and warrants charging failure to comply with the sex offender registry and probation violation.Court documents state that 44 year old Cozzie Dye of 3712 Pennsylvania Ave., No. I92, was walking with Ellis in the 1500 block of Jackson Street when a fight happened.

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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