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Convicted cop shooter Eddie Chest to get new sentencing hearing

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An Illinois man convicted of shooting a Dubuque police lieutenant in 2009 will get a new sentencing hearing, according to the Iowa Court of Appeals. More>>

79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. More>>

Dubuque agrees to correct discriminatory housing policies

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it and the city of Dubuque have signed a voluntary compliance agreement to correct housing policies that HUD says discriminate against the black community. More>>

UPDATE: Prairie du Chien Slumberland destroyed in huge fire Video included

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A large fire Sunday lasting into Monday morning destroyed the Slumberland furniture store in Prairie du Chien, Wis., and left several surrounding businesses heavily damaged by smoke and water. More>>

Two injured in Dubuque crash

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Two people were injured in a crash Saturday night in Dubuque. More>>

Fire destroys Dubuque County barn

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A fire destroyed a barn and heavily damaged nearby buildings Saturday evening in Dubuque County.
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Dubuque Retirement Community changes name to Eagle Pointe Place

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Dubuque Retirement Community, a senior living facility, has changed its name to Eagle Pointe Place to "reflect its refreshed commitment to enriching the life of the residents that it serves," the company said. More>>

White Nose Syndrome, deadly bat disease, surfaces in Wisconsin Video included

A bat with White Nose Syndrome is shown. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR A bat with White Nose Syndrome is shown. Courtesy Wisconsin DNR
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A disease dangerous to bats has resurfaced, this time in Wisconsin. More>>

Custom Futons in Dubuque to close store, focus sales online Video included

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Many small business owners across eastern Iowa use the Internet as a way to expand their product. But the Internet has prompted one family-owned eastern Iowa business to give up on the traditional storefront altogether to focus on Internet sales. More>>

Town Clock Market now open in downtown Dubuque

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A new convenience store is now open for business in downtown Dubuque. More>>

Polling and survey center to open at Loras College in Dubuque

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An anonymous donor has helped fund the establishment of a polling center at Loras College in Dubuque. More>>

Dubuque considers building overpasses above railroad tracks

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Officials in Dubuque are considering building overpasses above railroads to prevent long disruptions, such as earlier this week when mechanical issues caused train cars to block downtown streets for hours. More>>

Family worries legally adopted children won't come home Video included

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The process of adopting a child can be a bumpy ride.But for hundreds of families, including at least a dozen in Iowa, the international adoption process has been a nightmare. More>>

Pedestrian killed along Highway 20 in Dubuque County

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One person is dead after sheriff's deputies say drunk driver hit a person walking along Highway 20 in Dubuque County. More>>

Eastern Iowa farmers gear up for planting crops

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Farmers all across eastern Iowa are gearing up to plant their crops in the coming weeks.
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City of Dubuque to host public information meeting on potential railroad overpass/bridge projects

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The City of Dubuque Engineering Department is seeking public input on two proposed railroad overpass projects in downtown Dubuque.
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Asbury population booming since 2000 Census Video included

The city of Asbury's population has grown more than 80 percent since the 2000 Census The city of Asbury's population has grown more than 80 percent since the 2000 Census
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Asbury is booming, thanks in part to the economic development efforts in the greater Dubuque area. More>>

Jackson Co.'s 61 Drive-In Theatre opens Friday Video included

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The 61 Drive-In Theatre in Jackson County is set to open on Friday. More>>

Dubuque medical group donates $150K to three high schools

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A Dubuque medical group has donated $150,000 to help high school students pursue careers in health care. More>>

Dubuque health officials investigating dog bite

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The City of Dubuque's Health Services Department wants to find a dog after a reported bite Monday afternoon. More>>

Shots fired in Dubuque Wednesday night

Dubuque police investigate a report of shots fired Monday night near Loras College Dubuque police investigate a report of shots fired Monday night near Loras College
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The Dubuque Police Department responded Wednesday night to two reports of shots fired. More>>

Dubuque bar 'Players Club' battling rough reputation Video included

Players Club is in the 1900 block of Central Avenue in Dubuque Players Club is in the 1900 block of Central Avenue in Dubuque
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Dubuque bar Players Club is battling a bad reputation, following a shooting in November and, most recently, a brawl early Sunday morning that led to the arrest of six people.
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Dubuque, Cedar Rapids men get prison for child porn

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Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison for separate child pornography convictions. More>>

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival details schedule

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The third ever Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is approaching, running from April 23-27. More>>

Free tax help available throughout eastern Iowa Video included

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free help with tax preparation AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free help with tax preparation
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The filing deadline for individual tax returns is now about two weeks away, on April 15. There is free help available for people still working on their taxes.
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10 arrested following two Dubuque fights

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Dubuque police officers responded to two reports of fights early Sunday morning. . More>>

Second Living Green Farm & Home Show takes place in Dubuque

Second Living Green Farm & Home Show takes place in Dubuque

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The Living Green Farm Home Show took place at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque on Saturday.
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Dubuque fire crews rescue 12-year-old boy who fell through ice

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Dubuque fire crews rescued a 12-year-old boy from an icy pond in Dubuque Saturday afternoon.
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Deputies ask for help in string of St. Catherine burglaries Video included

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of daytime home burglaries in the St. Catherine area, off U.S. Highway 52 in Dubuque County. More>>

Icy Mississippi River delaying barge traffic, commodities Video included

Ice above Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque is preventing barges from traveling upriver Ice above Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque is preventing barges from traveling upriver
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Barge traffic on the upper Mississippi River is now nearly a month behind normal schedule because of ice. More>>

Crime Stoppers ask for help in St. Catherine burglaries

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A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of a person or persons involved in a string of burglaries in Dubuque County. More>>

Mother Nature leads to late start in pruning vineyards Video included

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The cold and snowy winter has left some eastern Iowa winery owners getting a late start in pruning their vines for this grape growing season. More>>

Dubuque mayor talks Mississippi River in Washington D.C.

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Dubuque mayor Roy Buol visited Washington D.C. this week as co-chairman of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative. More>>

Piece of Me asks people to wear mismatched socks Friday

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One Dubuque organization is asking people to wear mismatched socks on Friday to make an anti-bullying statement. More>>

Loras College launches new certificate program

Loras College launches new certificate program

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Loras College in Dubuque announced Thursday the launch of their new Certificate Program in Business Analytics. More>>

Fundraiser planned for victims of Marquette fire

Fire destroyed four Marquette buildings on March 17 Fire destroyed four Marquette buildings on March 17
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A fundraiser breakfast on Thurs., April 10 will help raise money for the victims displaced from their homes in the devastating Marquette fire on St. Patrick's Day. More>>

Dubuque may see new aquatic center to replace Hempstead pool Video included

The Dubuque Community School District wants to replace Hempstead High School's aging swimming pool The Dubuque Community School District wants to replace Hempstead High School's aging swimming pool
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A new aquatic center may be in the works for Dubuque. More>>

Manchester officials alerted to suspicious van near school

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Manchester school and law enforcement officials are on heightened alert Thursday following a report of a suspicious van. More>>

Sex trafficking bill making progress in Iowa legislature

Sex Trafficking, Photo Courtesy: The Dubuque Justice League Sex Trafficking, Photo Courtesy: The Dubuque Justice League
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Sex trafficking is alive and thriving in Iowa, and state senators are expected to take up proposed legislation on Thursday that would help crack down on the problem. More>>

Winter weather costs Dubuque $1.3 million

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Old Man Winter has cost the City of Dubuque $1.361 million -- so far. More>>

Speed trap: Dubuque police cracked down on Hwy. 20 Sunday

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Dubuque police issued 44 citations within a 2 1/2 hour time span Sunday afternoon in the 2200 block of Dodge Street (US Highway 20). More>>

Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque gears up for two May flights

Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque is gearing up for two flights in May Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque is gearing up for two flights in May
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Organizers with Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque say they are finalizing details for two flights to Washington D.C. in May. More>>

Dubuque's Kennedy Mall to get Taco John's franchise

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Kennedy Mall in Dubuque will get a Taco John's, which is scheduled to open in mid-April. More>>

Local businesses eager for warm weather, spring Video included

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The winter months have seemed to drag on here in eastern Iowa this winter. It's the first official weekend of spring and signs of winter are melting away all across the state. More>>

Dubuque Ski Resort wraps up season with a splash

Dubuque Ski Resort wraps up season with a splash Video included

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Sundown Mountain Ski Resort in Dubuque County wrapped up its season Sunday.
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Dubuque Police search for potential officers

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The City of Dubuque is currently in a hiring freeze for all city positions. The exceptions to the hiring freeze are police officers and fire fighters, as well as positions in any department that's self-funding, such as the parking and water departments.The Dubuque Police Department held its annual entrance exam on Saturday. More>>

Dubuque's Multicultural Family Center hosts 5th annual Taste of the World

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The fifth annual Taste of the World fundraiser for Dubuque's Multicultural Family Center took place in Dubuque Saturday afternoon. More>>

Boy Scouts go scouting for food

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Many eastern Iowa Scouts are doing their part to help feed the hungry.
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