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Dubuque man accused of using Facebook to entice underage girl

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KDTH) -- A Dubuque man is accused of using social media to try to talk an underage girl into sex. 63-year-old Steven Kettering turned himself in to Dubuque Police on Monday morning after a warrant had been issued for his arrest last week. A complaint about Kettering had been filed

KCRG.COM - 2018-03-20 13:19:00

Study: Dubuque sees sixth-largest crime rate over five year span

Dubuque, IOWA (KCRG-TV9) -- A new report shows Dubuque saw the 6th biggest spike in violent crime in the nation. The report from USA Today shows in a five-year span, between 2011 and 2016, violent crime in the Dubuque metro area went up by more than 56-percent. TV9 pulled the numbers. The statistic

KCRG.COM - 2018-03-19 12:16:00

East Dubuque man loses 300 pounds along weight-loss journey

EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - In 2013, Dwayne Baker Jr. decided he had enough. The then 40-year-old weighed a little more than 650 pounds. He was confined to a wheelchair in order to get around and he rarely left his home. "It was a very stressful time for me," Baker said. "I wasn't depressed. I had my faith

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 06:00:00

Platteville police seek to ID man who inappropriately touched sleeping woman

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- Platteville police seek the public's help in identifying and locating a man accused of inappropriately touching a woman as she slept at her apartment. The department took to social media today to publicize the incident and encourage tips from the public. The incident occurred a

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 18:00:00

Fire burns through duplex apartment in Dubuque

Dubuque Fire Department responded to a fire at 2739 Central Ave. around 3:15 this afternoon. Firefighters say when they arrived, they found fire coming from the second story windows of the building. The fire was quickly doused by crews. Six people were forced to leave the building. No injuries w

KWWL - 2018-03-19 00:35:00

City of Dubuque says efforts to bring homeowners into downtown neighborhood are working

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The city of Dubuque's Housing and Community Development Department says efforts to revitalize a downtown neighborhood are working. Rehabilitation Programs Supervisor Kris Neyen says more than $43 million has been invested in the Washington neighborhood since 2006. The bou

KCRG.COM - 2018-03-20 04:45:00

Platteville man injured in rollover crash, arrested for 2nd OWI

POTOSI, Wis. - Authorities said a Platteville man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash and subsequently arrested on a second operating while intoxicated charge Friday night. Jonathan Mish, 22, was extricated from the vehicle by the Platteville Fire Department and transported to Southwest H

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 19:31:00

Fire damages Dubuque home, 6 people get out safely

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Dubuque Firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon on the north side of the city. According to a news release, around 3:15 p.m. seven companies responded to a reported fire at 2739 Central Avenue and found fire coming from the second story windows of the hous

KCRG.COM - 2018-03-18 23:22:00

DUI leads to car rollover in Galena

GALENA, Ill. (KWQC) - A car rollover at 8 p.m. on March 16th, 2018, resulted in charges of improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol for Danny Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons was driving south on N. Menominee Rd when his vehicle left the ro

KWQC - 2018-03-19 23:32:00

Storm spotter class offered in Dubuque next week

The National Weather Service Quad Cities and the Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency are offering a free storm spotter training class next Tuesday. The class is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Regional Emergency Responder Training Center at 14928 Public Safety Way. No registration is necessary. Th

KWWL - 2018-03-19 17:42:00

Authorities: Muscoda man injured in rollover crash, arrested

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - A Muscoda man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday night near Platteville. Martin Richardson, 23, was transported to Southwest Health Center for treatment and subsequently arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, according to a press release from th

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 19:38:00

Dubuque police looking for woman they say stole from store

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Dubuque Police are looking for a woman they say may have stolen merchandise from a Hy-Vee. Police want to talk to the woman pictured above. They're trying to identify her, and say she may have been driving or a passenger in a grey car. The items went missing form the Hy-V


Asbury physical therapist subject to board discipline after 2 February OWIs

An Asbury, Iowa, woman faces discipline from a state physical therapy board after she was arrested multiple times for operating while intoxicated and allegedly tested positive for alcohol while at work. Lori A. Ludescher, 55, faces discipline from the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy


Dubuque County man arrested for sexual abuse

FARLEY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Police have arrested a Dubuque County man for allegedly sexually abusing a child. He's 24-year-old Jake Skahill from Farley. Court documents show the young child's mother became suspicious when the child claimed to have a secret. The documents show the abuse happened over


Company expansion could mean 100-plus new jobs for Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A medical supply company says its plans for a $20 million facility would bring more than 100 new jobs to Dubuque. The Telegraph Herald reports that Medline Industries Inc. wants to start construction on the building this summer and begin operating there late next year. The proje


Dubuque man sentenced for illegally possessing handgun

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A judge has sentenced a Dubuque man who stole a firearm and led police on a foot chase to more than three years in federal prison. 20-year-old Friday Gardner in September pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted he illegally possessed a load


Dubuque couple offers consumer advice after bad experience with area photographer

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Dubuque couple is cautioning consumers to spend their money wisely after a small business owner took more than one year to follow through with a service. Nancy and Bob Fritsch hired and paid a photographer in full before their August 2016 wedding ceremony. The photograp


Prosecutor replies to bullied-juror claim in motion

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing his girlfriend can't use allegations of juror bullying as grounds for a new trial. The Telegraph Herald reports that assistant Dubuque County Attorney Brigit Barnes made the argument in his response to Fontae Buelow's motion for a new t


Minnesota man arrested twice for huffing

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KDTH) -- Admitting he has a "bad habit," a Minnesota man was arrested twice in just more than 24 hours for huffing spray cans at two Dubuque locations. 45-year-old Todd Appel's first encounter with Dubuque Police happened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon. Officers were called to


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do