Forecast: Cloudy and 38
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Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 38, according to the National Weather Service.
Dec. 9 Face of the Day: Mitch Schultz
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Mitch Schultz has always been drawn to the water, and he’s been a part of the local swimming scene for much of his life.
Hitchcock Experience kicks off Saturday
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Endurance runners will soon descend upon Iowa’s wintry Loess Hills for the annual Hitchcock Experience races held every December at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek. This year, races will take place from Saturday, Dec. 10 through…
FNBO awards Impact Grants to New Visions, MICAH House
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Two Council Bluffs shelters are among the 28 organizations in Nebraska and western Iowa benefiting from $525,000 in Impact Grants recently awarded by First National Bank of Omaha.
Pottawattamie County to replace decades-old seating outside the juvenile courtroom
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The chief juvenile court officer for Iowa’s 4th District Court made a rare appearance before the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors this week to request funding to replace the furniture in the waiting area outside the juvenile courtroom.
Shop with the Sheriff spreads holiday cheer to families in need
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Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff provided some holiday cheer to more than 70 kids last weekend at the annual Shop with the Sheriff event.
Sutter to host holiday concert Saturday
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Local musician Candace Sutter will host a holiday concert at 7 pm. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Iowa School for the Deaf Lied Multipurpose Complex, 2501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Dubuque family to present Christmas concert
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A local family will offer a Christmas concert next week.
Taking center stage: Dubuque Senior High School teacher, students honored at annual state thespian festival
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Aaron Dean might not be able to name the first play he performed in. But he is quick to recount the motivation behind stepping on to the boards for the first time.
Police: Man arrested for cashing over $11,500 in forged checks
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Police said a man was arrested for cashing more than $11,500 in forged checks at area bank locations.
Friends refuse to let boat project sink after East Dubuque man’s death
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EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. — Standing just outside a garage on the edge of Frentress Lake in East Dubuque, Keith Langan gently ran his hand along the smooth side of a 12-foot, wooden rowboat.
Dyersville bridge to receive 'full rehabilitation'
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DYERSVILLE, Iowa — To prevent potentially needing to impose a weight limit on a bridge frequently used by semi-tractor trailers and ag equipment, the Dyersville City Council has agreed to spend nearly half a million dollars for it to undergo…
City of Dubuque: Legislators should legalize marijuana, nix mandatory minimum sentences
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The legalization of marijuana, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing and the inclusion of gender identity as a possible category of hate crime are among the City of Dubuque’s list of priorities submitted to state legislators.
Births
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Rebraca, fast-starting Hawkeyes roll
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Faith Briefs: Local churches plan services, events
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Babies born to two southwest Iowa brothers on same day in November
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Two southwest Iowa brothers and their wives were blessed with baby boys on the same day last month.
Cy-Hawk basketball game is big business for Hawkeye bars
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CLIVE, Iowa — When Iowa and Iowa State face off, fans of the schools break out their college's colors and cheer on their team. It also means restaurants that focus on either school will see a lot of another color - money green. The Front Row in Clive was a popular place for Hawkeye fans [...]
Wrestling runs in the Groth family
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Michael Groth loves wrestling, just like his dad, Jay. Soon, father and son coach against each other. John Sears has the story.
Archaeologist digs post-retirement job at Sanford Museum
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He won't be discovering and unearthing ancient villages and homesteads across Iowa, but he now oversees the museum's archaeological collection -- the fourth-largest in the state.
New Peru president vows to finish term, others want election
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Peru’s first female president is pushing to cement her hold on power, saying she expects to complete the term of her ousted predecessor and buck the trend of presidential failures blighting the Andean nation. Yet, even as Dina Doluarte made…
AP News Summary at 10:49 p.m. EST
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Marion man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms
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A felon who possessed firearms pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, according to a press release by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa.
Sex offender sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for failing to register in Iowa
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A convicted sex offender who lived and worked in Iowa without registering was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison, according to a press release by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa.
DMPD: Truck theft led to traffic accident, shooting in Des Moines
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines Police said a truck theft led to a car accident and shooting on Hickman Road Thursday. According to the Des Moines Police, three people, who knew about the truck theft, found the stolen truck near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Hickman Road. Those individuals then followed the truck [...]
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