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Bullet fired into Dubuque house; police investigating

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A bullet was found inside a Dubuque home Monday morning. More>>

Dubuque mechanic injured after being pinned by rolling truck

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An employee at a Dubuque auto repair shop was seriously injured after he was pinned trying to stop a truck from rolling away. More>>

Donated Dubuque house burned to ground for fire training

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A donated house in eastern Iowa provided the backdrop for a fire training exercise involving more than a dozen area firefighters, according to authorities overseeing the event. More>>

Motorcyclists attempt to climb 200 foot hill Video included

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Hundreds flocked just south of Anamosa Sunday for this years annual Anamosa Hill Climb.During the Hill climb, motorcyclists rode different bikes up a hill that stands 200 feet tall. More>>

Man accused of distributing meth near playground

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A Dyersville man faces a possible maximum sentence of 40 years in federal prison, accused of dealing meth near a playground.
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Service man offers tips before you turn on your furnace Video included

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You may soon be considering turning on your furnace for the first time this season.Mark Sullivan has been fixing furnaces for 25 years with the Geisler Brothers Company in Dubuque. More>>

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Holy Cross man charged with drunk driving in 4 boys' deaths Video included

Joseph Connolly, 24, of Holy Cross Joseph Connolly, 24, of Holy Cross
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A Holy Cross man has been charged with vehicular homicide as a result of drunk driving in an Aug. 2 crash that killed four Western Dubuque boys riding on a gator. More>>

Dubuque County residents petition for guardrail Video included

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Some residents who live along Swiss Valley Road in Dubuque County are asking the Dubuque County Supervisors to consider installing a guardrail in a portion of the road, they say, isn't all that safe. More>>

Fraud Fighters Forum helps Iowans detect scammers Video included

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Be alert, state officials say: Iowans can expect more scammers calling them this fall. More>>

UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Dubuque identified by police

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Police have released the name of a man shot in the leg in Dubuque on Wednesday. More>>

Dubuque library to close for Staff Development Day in September

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The Carnegie-Stoute Public Library in Dubuque will be closed, Thursday, September 18, 2014for a Staff Development Day. More>>

Western Dubuque's Fine Arts Booster Club holding Wingfest

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Western Dubuque High School's Fine Arts Booster Club is holding its first ever Wingfest in order to raise funds. More>>

Loras College in Dubuque receives top regional rankings

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U.S. News Media Group placed Loras College in Dubuque as 11th on the list of Best Midwest Regional Colleges in its 2015 edition of "Best Colleges."
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Pipe break causes wastewater spill in Asbury

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a broken pipe caused a wastewater spill in Asbury on Monday. More>>

Dubuque's Holy Family Catholic Schools raises record funds

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Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque just completed the most successful fundraising year in the system's history. More>>

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UPDATE: Former city manager dead after Jackson Co. shooting Video included

A sign up on the door of the Jackson County Courthouse on Tuesday. (Becca Habegger, KWWL) A sign up on the door of the Jackson County Courthouse on Tuesday. (Becca Habegger, KWWL)
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A former city manager who came to a Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to dispute his property taxes opened fire, resulting in his death, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. More>>

U of Dubuque offers science seminar

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The Department of Natural and Applied Science will host a Fall Seminar Series on the University of Dubuque campus. More>>

Servers want you to put down your phone Video included

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Diners distracted by their cell phone has become a pain for severs in the restaurant businesses. Kelly Burke is a waitress at Mario's Italian Restarante in Dubuque. More>>

Dragonboat races continue Sunday in Dubuque

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Despite high river levels, the Dragonboat races will continue Sunday at Miller Riverview Park and Campground in Dubuque. More>>

Healthy Mouth Movement brings free dental care Saturday Video included

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Many people across Iowa were able to save some big money Saturday by getting dental work done for free. More>>

School districts: Parents should file claim in school lunch settlement Video included

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Schools and parents alike are reacting to news announced this week of the class-action lawsuit settlement involving refunds for thousands of Iowa families. More>>

Dubuque house destroyed after meth-related fire to be demolished Video included

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A Dubuque house destroyed after a meth-related fire is finally coming down. The fire happened in the early morning of February 20 in the 1000 block of White Street in Dubuque to a five-unit row house. More>>

Legal expert: driver in crash that killed four teens could face charges Video included

Clockwise from top left: Sean Keneally, Mitchell Kluesner, Bryce Wilwert and NIcholas Kramer, all 14. (Courtesy Western Dubuque County Community School District) Clockwise from top left: Sean Keneally, Mitchell Kluesner, Bryce Wilwert and NIcholas Kramer, all 14. (Courtesy Western Dubuque County Community School District)
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In situations involving multiple fatalities and a lot of people, criminal charges can take awhile to file, experts say. That may be the case in the Dubuque County crash that killed four young teenagers last month. More>>

UPDATE: No charges filed in deadly Dubuque Co. UTV crash Video included

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Newly-available court documents show law enforcement officials suspected a driver may have been drunk when his pick-up truck crashed into a utility vehicle carrying four young teens. More>>

Motorcycle safety highlighted after fatal Dubuque County crash Video included

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Motorcycle season is far from over, and a fatal crash this week in Dubuque County is raising questions about safety on the road. More>>

Guttenberg boosted by RAGBRAI, Labor Day following river flood Video included

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Labor Day weekend means extra green for many area businesses before the leaves turn brown. More>>

Thousands turn out for Dubuque's annual Labor Day parade

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Thousands of people turned out for Dubuque's annual Labor Day parade on Monday. More>>

UPDATE: Names released in fatal Dubuque Co. motorcycle crash

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Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a crash Sunday afternoon in Dubuque County, including the name of a motorcycle driver who died of his injuries. More>>

Field of Dreams: 25th anniversary means more visitors Video included

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Each year the Field of Dreams brings thousands of people from all over the world to the Eastern Iowa area.  More>>

Dubuque Police: Social media lead to assault suspect arrest Video included

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Dubuque police said social media helped them arrest an assault suspect in Dubuque on Friday.Thomas Grant, 20, of Dubuque was arrested Friday morning for assault causing serious injury. More>>

UW-Platteville welcomes students following June tornado Video included

UW-Platteville provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Mittie N. Den Herder stands with Pioneer Pete to announce the grand re-opening of campus UW-Platteville provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Mittie N. Den Herder stands with Pioneer Pete to announce the grand re-opening of campus
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Just two-and-a-half months after an EF-2 tornado swept through campus, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is welcoming students for the school year. More>>

Illinois man arrested in East Dubuque

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An Illinois man is being held in the Dubuque County Jail for two charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. More>>

Touching Tribute: Western Dubuque's opponent wearing Bobcat Strong shirts

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It's a Bobcat Strong show of support from a competing school. More>>

Dubuque law enforcement cracks down on underage drinking

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The Dubuque Police Department will be conducting special foot/vehicle patrols and enforcement specifically focused on underage, alcohol-related, social gatherings. More>>

Western Dubuque football team honors four boys killed in crash

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The Western Dubuque High School Freshman football team paid a special tribute to the four boys killed earlier this month in a horrific crash. More>>

Local companies looking to hire laid-off John Deere workers Video included

A welder is hard at work Thursday at Henderson Products in Manchester A welder is hard at work Thursday at Henderson Products in Manchester
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Area companies are reaching out to the men and women who learned just last week they'll be losing their jobs at John Deere. More>>

City of Dubuque seeks public input for community needs planning

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The City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department is seeking community input as part of a citywide planning effort to identify community needs. More>>

KWWL to host debate between Rod Blum, Pat Murphy on Oct. 18

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KWWL will host and televise a debate between two Dubuque men running for Congress this fall. More>>

Dubuque woman says she lost casino job for not dressing feminine

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A former employee for Mystique Casino in Dubuque has sued the casino, claiming she was fired because she didn't dress more feminine. More>>

Dubuque's Carnegie-Stout Public Library closed on Labor Day

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Dubuque's Carnegie-Stout Public Library will be closed on Labor Day, which this year is Monday, Sept. 1. More>>

Catholics asked to NOT donate to the ALS Association

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The Archbishop of the Dubuque Diocese is asking Catholics participating in the ice bucket challenge to donate to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City instead of the ALS Association. More>>

'Blessing of the Cadavers' ceremony in Dubuque thanks body donors Video included

Clarke University faculty members and students offer prayers and thanks at a Blessing of the Cadavers ceremony Wednesday Clarke University faculty members and students offer prayers and thanks at a Blessing of the Cadavers ceremony Wednesday
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Clarke University in Dubuque held a 'Blessing of the Cadavers' service Wednesday morning to honor the people who donated their bodies to science. More>>

Bus planner launched in Iowa City, Coralville

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A new GPS-based, real-time update system is now available for bus passengers in the Iowa City/Coralville area. Iowa City, Coralville and the University of Iowa worked together to launch the trip planner through Bongo, short for Bus on the Go. More>>

Dubuque native Kate Mulgrew up for Emmy Award

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Actress Kate Mulgrew was born and raised in Dubuque and is up for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role as Galina "Red" Reznikov in the Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black." More>>

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