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Dubuque County-owned nursing facility requesting funds to fill nurse positions

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) -- The national nursing shortage is hitting a Dubuque nursing home and addressing it might cost taxpayers. Sunnycrest Manor is a nursing home that Dubuque County owns. Officials there say they've had a tough time filling open nurse positions for the last year, with more expected


East Dubuque bridge project postponed after public raises concerns

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — After the public raised concerns about the detour during the Julien bridge renovations, the DOT decided to push the start date for the project back. The project, which includes updates to lights and lighting fixtures, was slated to begin mid April, but after the DOT received a


Dubuque staff requesting $100,000 for further Five Flags studies

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) -- City of Dubuque staff members are requesting more money to further study the future of the Five Flags Civic Center. The city council is exploring options for upgrading the 40-year-old facility. So far, the city has done two studies on the center.


Iowa police investigating late-night shooting outside Applebee’s

Altoona, Iowa -According to our media partners in Des Moines, WHO, they report that Altoona Police are investigating a homicide. They say this happened outside of an Applebee’s late Friday night. Police got a call around 11 p.m. that a woman was shot in the restaurant’s parking lot.


Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this amount, $1,839,911.31 was collected in criminal actions and $2,648,494.54 was collected in civil actions.


Dubuque Humane Society takes in 8 dogs from South Korean meat farm, puppy mill

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) -- The Dubuque Regional Humane Society took in dogs rescued from a meat farm and puppy mill in South Korea. The Humane Society of the United States saved 200 dogs from just one such location there. One hundred of them have gone to Canada, and the other 100 here to the U.S., incl


Weekend Storm will make Travel Nearly Impossible In Parts of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — A potent storm system is quickly lifting towards Iowa and will bring difficult and some cases impossible travel for parts of the state through the weekend.


Eastern Iowa Men Break Into Wrong House, Are Greeted By Gun

Three eastern Iowa men got a big surprise Thursday morning when they broke into a home in Dubuque. According to KCRG, the three men intended to enter a house and assault a man. However, they apparently broke into the wrong home.

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Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


'Do not travel': In the midst of a record winter, North Iowa prepares for blizzard

North Iowa braced for what was expected to be the worst storm of the winter, which given how recent weeks have been meant more seasonal misery. A blizzard warning covered most of the area through Sunday evening. In addition to at least 5 inches of snow, wind gusts of 50 mph were expected to make tra


Updated: Blizzard Conditions for parts of Southwest and West Central Iowa this evening through Sunday

(Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines is forecasting icy conditions to continue this morning followed by blizzard conditions this evening through Sunday. Forecasters say freezing rain will persist in the region until 9:00 a.m. today for areas north of Interstate 80. Much colder air

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Iowa DOT discussing putting overpass at dangerous intersection

SPRINGVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) -- Recent crashes at a Springville intersection on Highway 151 are sparking yet another call for change. The Iowa Department of Transportation says after years of numerous crashes at the intersection of Highway 151 and Springville Road, it's time for an interchange alternati


Dubuque officials looking for cat involved in biting incident

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Dubuque Health Services Department said it's looking for a cat that bit a person on Feb. 20. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Adams Company at 8040 Chavenelle Road.


Iowa pharmacies implement prescription fill policies

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series reporting on opioid abuse. Part one, published Friday, featured the strict new rules issued by the Iowa Medical Board on prescribing the drugs.


Blizzard warning issued for SW Iowa, SE Nebraska

(Valley) -- The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, has issued a blizzard warning for a large portion of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska for Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning.


Iowa lawmakers consider changing cosmetology requirements

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Cosmetology schools in Iowa have been in the crosshairs in recent years, as some state lawmakers question their education requirements. Two bills in the Legislature would have reduced the minimum number of hours of education required to become a certified cosmetologist. Both fai


Northeast Iowa Friends Split Lifelong Lottery Win

Two Eastern Iowa men, described as being longtime friends, are splitting a hefty 2nd place lottery prize, that will keep on giving for the rest of their lives. 50 year old Chris Smith of Cascade and 56 year old Mark Bussan of Dubuque, are sharing a "Lucky for Life" lotto prize of $25,000 a year, for


Tips to prevent flooding in your home from melting snow

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — As the temperatures get warmer, the snow piled up around your home and roof can cause damage as it melts. Servpro Dubuque has some tips to keep in mind this winter to prevent that potential flooding.


Southeast Iowa residents want solution over dangerous road

VAN BUREN, Iowa. — A southeast Iowa town wants to find a solution for one of its county roads. Heather Fuger has lived on 255th street in Lee County for 15 years. 12 of those years were spent driving with extreme caution.


Police: Peosta woman hurt in 2-vehicle crash in Dubuque

Police say a Peosta woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Dubuque. Ashton M. Hantz, 21, was transported to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center after complaining of neck pain, according to police. Hantz was driving east on Fourth Street at 2:05 p.m. when she proceeded to travel t