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Iowa Supreme Court will not rule on competency of Dubuque man charged with murder

The Iowa Supreme Court will not rule on the competency of a Dubuque man accused of a 2015 murder. In an order filed Friday, Justice Edward Mansfield denied the review request from attorneys for Helmon Betwell, 22, who is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of t

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-24 06:00:00

Platteville business lands $750,000 grant from NASA

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - A local business founded by a University of Wisconsin- Platteville professor recently landed a $750,000 grant from NASA. The two-year grant was given to Photonic Cleaning Technologies, of Platteville, founded by chemistry professor James Hamilton, the school announced. Hamilton c

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

1 killed in crash near Lancaster

LANCASTER, Wis. -- A Cassville man died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night southwest of Lancaster. Richard Bong, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Department. The crash occurred at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday on Grant County N near Pigeon Lane, southwest of La

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-22 14:52:00

Authorities: Bellevue woman injured in rollover crash

Authorities said a Bellevue, Iowa, woman had minor injuries from a rollover crash Wednesday afternoon north of Zwingle. Gina L. Hingtgen, 51, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque for an ankle injury, according to a Dubuque County Sheriff's Department report. The crash occurred at 1

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

Animals of all species congregate at Platteville Senior Center

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Lizzie Ringberg stood attentively today, watching the python wrap itself around her forearm. The snake's scales shined, a meandering pattern of tan and brown. "It's cool," said the Westview Elementary School student, smiling. She added, "I thought that I didn't want to, but then

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 21:00:00

Dubuque County garage fire causes $100,000 in damage

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says a garage fire on Thursday spread to a nearby residence, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Crews responded to a report of the fire in the 13000 block of Swiss Valley Road, near the Dubuque Regional Airport, around 1:08 p.m. this afternoon. A man at the

KWWL - 2018-03-22 23:52:00

Platteville PD: Stranger touches woman inappropriately while sleeping

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)--- Police are asking for the community's help to find a man they said inappropriately touched a woman while she was sleeping early Sunday morning. According to a post on the Platteville Police Department's Facebook page, they are investigating a complaint of a stranger ente


UW-Platteville officials install security devices to barricade doors

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- Authorities have placed lockdown barricade devices in classrooms and labs across University of Wisconsin-Platteville, according to a press release. University police installed 100 Nightlock devices in Ullsvik, Ullrich and Ottensman halls. The devices firmly secure doors, preven

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-22 18:58:00

Dubuque man charged with murder asks Iowa Supreme Court to change competency ruling

A Dubuque man accused of sexually assaulting and fatally beating a woman is asking the Iowa Supreme Court to determine that he is not competent to face trial. An attorney for Helmon Betwell, 22, recently filed an interlocutory appeal after a district court judge found him competent. Betwell is charg

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

Former Fennimore woman sentenced for failure to act in sex abuse case

LANCASTER, Wis. -- A former Fennimore resident was sentenced today to prison for failing to act while a child was sexually abused. Heather M. Manning, 38, now of Portage, was sentenced in Grant County Circuit Court to three years in prison, to be followed by three years extended supervision. A jury


2 candidates seek vacant Platteville council seat

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Two candidates seek appointment to the Platteville Common Council following the resignation of a member. Debara Browning and Robin Cline hope to secure the position vacated on Feb. 28 by Katherine Westaby. Council members are expected to make an appointment during their meeting T

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

Authorities: Intoxicated man injured in rollover crash near Platteville, arrested

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


3 teens injured in rollover crash near Sherrill

SHERRILL, Iowa -- Three teens were injured in a rollover crash Tuesday night north of Sherrill. Amber L. Bissell, 17, of Dubuque, and two passengers, Austin L. Dilley, 19, of North Freedom, Wis., and Desiree D. Stocks, 15, of Dubuque, were taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, where th


3 taken to hospital, released after rollover accident in Sherrill

SHERRILL, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office and Sherril Ambulance responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover around 11:15 p.m. March 20 on Hantelman Road. A 17-year-old was driving south on Hantelman Road when it is believed she lost control of the car and went into the


Cross Plains home destroyed in fire; nobody hurt

A fire at a Cross Plains home Wednesday night leveled the structure in what fire officials are calling a complete loss. The fire was reported at about 8:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of Laufenberg Boulevard, the Dane County 911 Center said. Occupants of the house got out okay. Fire departments from surr

MADISON - 2018-03-22 13:45:00

Sheriff: 3 injured in Dubuque County rollover

Three people were injured after their car rolled over in rural Dubuque County. According to a release from the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Amber Bissell was driving south on Hantelman Road when she lost control of the vehicle, entered a ditch and rolled over. It happened at about 11


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


Fire crews remain on scene Thursday at house fire in Cross Plains

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. (WMTV) - A fire crew will remain on scene, March 22, after a house burned to the ground on March 21 in Cross Plains, Wis., according to the Cross Plains Fire Department. The call came in at 8:13 p.m., March 21, of a house fire on the 7000 block of Laufenberg Boulevard in the Villa


Man rescued from vehicle facing second OWI charge, officials say

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Officials arrested a 22-year-old man for his second OWI offense after rescuing him from his crashed vehicle around 11:20 p.m. Friday. According to a news release, Jonathan Mish of Platteville, was traveling east on County Highway B in a Jeep Cherokee owned by Elizabeth Laufenburg


Dubuque Sheriff explains purchase of new vehicle that has 'ghost striping'

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office has a new vehicle that has people talking online. It's a white Charger with ghost striping; the stripes on the sides are white and reflective. Sheriff Kennedy says they went with this striping for the new car because they wanted to try