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Dubuque Putting In-Person Bill Payments On Hold

January 18, 2022

The City of Dubuque is temporarily suspending the option of in-person payment of utility bills and parking fines at City Hall, effective immediately.
This temporary closure of the utility bill payment windows in City Hall is due to COVID-related staffing shortage. In-person payments are expected to resume on Monday, Jan. 24.

$36.6 million in grants awarded to area child care projects

January 18, 2022

(KCRG) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced $36.6 million in grants has been awarded to projects expected to create nearly 5,200 new childcare slots across the state. Reynolds said the money will fund 108 projects in 72 Iowa communities. That includes Aspire Home Daycare in Dubuque which recieved a $78,000 grant to remodel two child development homes, creating an additional 20 spaces for children.
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Three people arrested including two juveniles following group fight on Jackson St.

January 18, 2022

Three people were arrested including two juveniles following a fight Sunday between a group of people on Jackson St.. Officers are continuing to review City of Dubuque traffic cameras and private surveillance footage to identify others involved in the incident, in which police said bats and sticks were being used. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending, court documents state.
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Judge halts contentious power line construction between Dubuque and Middleton

January 18, 2022

A federal judge has blocked a power line under construction in Iowa and Wisconsin from crossing the Mississippi River after finding the government’s environmental review was inadequate. The ruling throws the fate of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line into question just months after utilities began construction on the $492 million project. The judge sided with four conservation groups that sued two federal agencies over approvals of the contentious 102-mile line between Dubuque, Iowa, and Middleton.
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Traffic stop turned police chase in Dubuque ends with arrest of wanted man

January 18, 2022

A traffic stop turned police chase in Dubuque ended with the arrest of a wanted man. Michael Ashford was pulled over Friday night on E. 21st and Washington street and the officer recognized the 41 year old, who was the subject of multiple active warrants. Officers found 14 bags of marijuana, 76 ecstasy pills, three bags of cocaine and three bags of crack in the vehicle. The 41 year old was taken into custody on multiple charges.
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Platteville woman killed in one car rollover crash identified

January 18, 2022

TOWN OF PARIS, Wis. (WMTV) – The name of a Platteville woman killed in a one car rollover crash in the town of Paris over the weekend has been released. According to a statement from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Olivia Zimmer apparently lost control of her vehicle on Highway 151 Saturday near Airport Road, and overturned. The 22 year old was thrown from the vehicle, the report states. Police are working to determine exactly what caused the fatal accident.
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Snowy conditions blamed for one car crash that left Galena woman injured

January 18, 2022

DUBUQUE, Ill. – Snowy conditions are being blamed for a one car crash off U.S. Rt. 20 that left a Galena woman hospitalized Friday afternoon. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says it happened near N Sand Ridge Road as the 66 year old woman was making a turn and her van skidded into a “large rock wall.” The crash is under investigation.
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Snowmobile racer remains hosptilaized after crash at Dubuque Fairgrounds event

January 18, 2022

A snowmobile racer remains hosptilaized after a crash during the Theisen’s Snocross National snowmobile racing event Saturday at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. According to reports, the 28 year old from Vermont suffered a collapsed lung, multiple broken ribs and multiple fractured vertebrae when another snowmobile landed on him.
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Fatal Crash In Grant County

January 17, 2022

The first deadly crash in Grant County this year happened early Sunday outside of Platteville. 22 year old Olivia G. Zimmer of Platteville died from her injuries after her vehicle rank into a ditch off US 151 near Airport Road. The vehicle then traveled a few hundred feet and rolled over. Zimmer was ejected from the vehicle.

Water Main Break Damages Theater

January 17, 2022

A Dubuque theater is temporarily closed and several nearby businesses have been impacted after a water main break during the weekend. The Telegraph Herald reports the break left water six to eight inches deep in some parts of the Bell Tower Theater and they think it happened sometime between Friday and Sunday. They’re working to determine a source for the break.