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Dubuque volunteer shares emotional story at United Way kickoff breakfast

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The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States marked the kickoff to its 2014-15 campaign at a breakfast Thursday morning. More>>

Dubuque's United Way launches Dolly Parton Imagination Library

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The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States is launching a program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. More>>

Donor gives $180,000 to expand reading in Dyersville, Maquoketa

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An anonymous donor gave $180,000 to The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to expand the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in two rural communities. More>>

Dubuque man accused of selling crack from his candy store

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A Dubuque man could spend the rest of his life in federal prison, accused of selling crack cocaine from his candy store. More>>

Arson at Luxemburg gas station

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in and arson case at Moser's Gas Station in Luxemburg.Dubuque/Jo Daviess Crime Stoppers says the New Vienna Fire Department was called to a fire at the business at 4:50 a.m. Monday. An employee discovered the fire at the beginning of the work day.Minimal damage was reported, but the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office believes someone broke into the business just before the employee arrived and intentionally set the fire.Anyone with inf... More>>

Largest meth bust in Dyersville in recent years, say police

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Investigators with the Dubuque Drug Task Force located items commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine in a Dyersville home Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Slight risk of severe storms Thursday in northeast Iowa

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A warm front will be the main force behind the slight chance of severe storms today. More>>

Congressional hopefuls may face recognition challenge Video included

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Democrat Pat Murphy and Republican Rod Blum face the age-old question: what's in a name?Both are running for the open seat in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, and both are from Dubuque, and not well known outside the immediate area. More>>

Iowa DNR investigates second Lyon County fish kill

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say aerial spraying has killed more fish and crawdads in Lyon County. More>>

Summer learning loss prevented through Dubuque program

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St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque provided summer learning assistance to more than 100 students entering first through fifth grades, and the results were positive. More>>

Dyersville residents weighing in about proposed sidewalk

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Some eastern Iowans are weighing in about a proposed sidewalk in their neighborhood. Dyersville City Council wants to connect the new Dyersville Elementary School and Westside Park with a sidewalk. More>>

Eastern Iowa farmers hoping for rain for dry crops Video included

The end of this ear of corn is stunted due to a lack of moisture The end of this ear of corn is stunted due to a lack of moisture
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Iowa's secretary of agriculture Bill Northey says eastern Iowa is the driest part of the state right now. More>>

Crawford County authorities investigating possible abduction

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Authorities are investigating the events surrounding a disappearance and possible abduction after a teenage girl was missing for more than 14 hours.
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Dubuque's unions name grand marshal for annual Labor Day parade

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Dubuque's annual Labor Day parade celebrates the Key City's labor union-rich history and present. More>>

Dubuque converting one-way streets to two-way Video included

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Starting Monday, drivers on several roads in downtown Dubuque will have to look both ways before crossing the street - something they haven't had to do for decades on those particular thoroughfares. More>>

Clarke University adding new environmental studies major

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Clarke University in Dubuque announced plans to add an environmental studies major, starting in the fall of 2015. More>>

Dubuque police investigating report of shots fired Sunday morning

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Dubuque Police responded Sunday morning to a report of shots fired. More>>

Dubuque business aids local Habitat for Humanity Video included

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A local organization is back on the job this weekend after its tools were stolen last month. More>>

Virgin Mary statue found in Mines of Spain Parking lot Video included

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Park Rangers at the Mines of Spain in Dubuque spent Friday afternoon trying to figure out how a 2-foot tall statue of the Virgin Mary ended up in one of the recreational areas parking lots. More>>

Police: Counterfeit 20s circulating in Dubuque

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Dubuque police say that a number of counterfeit $20 bills have been circulating in the area, and there may be more, so they're asking people to closely check money to find any potentially counterfeit money. More>>

Dubuque police investigate report of multiple shots fired

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Dubuque police responded Friday night to a report of multiple shots fired.The call came in shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of 1400 bluff street near 16th street.Dubuque Police said as of 9:30 p.m. they were unable to find any evidence of shots fired. More>>

2 injured after shooting Friday in Dubuque

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Dubuque Police are investigating a report of shots fired Friday morning in Dubuque. More>>

Utility pole goes through windshield of Peosta driver's car

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A utility pole impaled the entire length of a Peosta driver's vehicle after she failed to stop in time for a utility truck. More>>

Dubuque teachers monitor students' heart rates at school

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Dubuque teachers will be able to monitor students' heart rates through a web-based program while they exercise at school. More>>

John Deere announces 600 layoffs at 4 locations Video included

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Deere & Company is cutting hundreds of manufacturing jobs. More>>

Serious roof issues leave Dubuque church closed for 3-6 months Video included

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A Dubuque church will be closed for three to six months as a result of serious roof issues. More>>

Dubuque stylist to serve as judge for Miss Intercontinental United States 2014

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A Dubuque award winning stylist and make-up artist will be representing his industry as a judge for the Miss Intercontinental United States 2014 Pageant held on August 17 in Alexandria, VA. More>>

No serious injuries after semi crashes into 2 cars Video included

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Two people escaped without serious injuries after a semi tractor-trailer reportedly ran a red light Wednesday morning in Dubuque, according to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. More>>

St. Elias Church in Dubuque to close for months for roof fix

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Members of a church in Dubuque are looking for somewhere to hold services for three to six months while engineers fix serious roof issues at their building. More>>

Semi-trailer fire stalls traffic in Dubuque

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A semi-trailer fire held up traffic on Highway 151 South in Dubuque Wednesday afternoon.Dubuque Police said the tractor was in flames when they got to the scene just after 1:40 p.m. More>>

Busy Dubuque intersection could become a roundabout Video included

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A busy and somewhat dangerous Dubuque intersection could soon become a roundabout. More>>

Helicopter crashes in southwest Wis., pilot survives Video included

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A helicopter is totaled, but its pilot is alive, following a crash late Wednesday morning. More>>

UPDATE: Helicopter crashes near Lancaster airport Video included

A crop-dusting helicopter lays on its side in a fied after crashing near Lancaster, Wisconsin. A crop-dusting helicopter lays on its side in a fied after crashing near Lancaster, Wisconsin.
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The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a helicopter pilot survived a crash near Lancaster Wednesday morning. More>>

Dubuque officials bust those not wearing seatbelts

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A special joint traffic enforcement project on Tuesday between the Dubuque Police Department and Dubuque County Sheriff's Office cracked down on people not wearing their seatbelts. More>>

Western Dubuque, Cascade high schools upgrade security Video included

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Two schools in the Western Dubuque Community School District will be a lot safer as students return, thanks to some major upgrades that include new secure main entrances. More>>

University of Dubuque seeking volunteer ushers

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The University of Dubuque is seeking volunteer ushers for its 2014-15 performing arts season at the Heritage Center. More>>

Dubuque's urban chicken ordinance goes from strict to lax Video included

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While urban chickens are banned in some cities, Dubuque now has one of the loosest ordinances among the state's largest cities when it comes to the keeping of backyard hens. More>>

Little Free Libraries popping up around Dubuque

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A Little Free Library is now standing outside five of Dubuque's six fire stations and at least five more are scattered elsewhere throughout the community. More>>

Local Dragon boating club gears up for World Championships Video included

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The Windy City Dragon Club is gearing up for one of their biggest competitions in the coming weeks. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Dubuque inmate turns self in

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says an inmate that failed to return from furlough for his mother's funeral has turned himself in. More>>

Local drivers, fans react to Kevin Ward Jr. death Video included

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Thousands of Iowans spend part of their weekends at dirt tracks across the state and the talk at many of those dirt tracks Sunday was about the Tony Stewart incident that took place Saturday night. More>>

Dubuque emergency responders: Smart 911 saves time, maybe lives Video included

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Dubuque County emergency responders say an enhanced 911 service is helping save valuable time and maybe even lives. Smart 911 launched in Dubuque County in December. More>>

Cool summer months tough on some eastern Iowa pools Video included

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The cooler weather this past month has hurt some eastern Iowa businesses' bottom line. More>>

Dubuque fire leaves family without a home

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A fire late Friday night in Dubuque destroyed a home and also affected a nearby apartment complex. More>>

Goats clearing ragweed, poison ivy in Clayton County Video included

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a unique solution for getting rid of unwanted plants. More>>

Computer technician warns against public Wi-Fi Video included

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When you connect to free or public wireless internet, you may be putting your personal information at risk. More>>

Dubuque smoke testing to find sewer system leaks Video included

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Cracks in Dubuque's sanitary and storm sewers are leading to overflows and problems for some homeowners. More>>

Too cool for pools: Dubuque pool attendance down this summer

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Many Iowans are enjoying the state's relatively cool summer, but not those who operate swimming pools. More>>

ISU Extension webinar to address Emerald Ash Borer impact

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Iowa State University Extension offices throughout the state will simultaneously host a webinar on Aug. 14 exploring the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer. More>>

Asbury to offer new ultimate Frisbee and flag football leagues

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The city of Asbury is adding something new to their fall recreational program lineup: flag football and ultimate Frisbee. More>>

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