Latest Dubuque News

Iowa man pleads guilty to making bomb threats against Trump

Nov. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Donald Trump with homemade bombs. The Gazette reports that 25-year-old Christian Delatorre, of Dubuque, entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charge: willfully threatening to take the...

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. Wagering at the park and other facilities on the Dubuque races is up for the fourth year in a row, according to figures for this year's season,...

Couple accused of stealing from his mom plead guilty

Nov. 11, 2019 8:18 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man and his wife accused of stealing more than $200,000 from his disabled mother have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The Telegraph Herald reports that Howard Derby and Patti Derby recently entered the pleas to charges of wire fraud. The state charges were dropped after...

City council won't let mayor undo his resignation

Oct. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city council has accepted the resignation of their mayor despite his request that they let him remain in office. The Telegraph Herald reports that Larry Mescher quit in an email sent Oct. 13 to the Peosta council members. It was sent just days after a contentious council...

Mental tests ordered on man serving time for attack on wife

Oct. 15, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation to see whether a man accused of trying to kill his wife in Dubuque was competent to enter a plea. The Telegraph Herald reports that Judge Monica Wittig on Monday ordered a competency evaluation on 52-year-old Clifford Smiley, an inmate at...

Authorities ID man killed while working on truck

Oct. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed while working on a dump truck south of Dubuque. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says deputies and medics sent to a rural property around 7 p.m. Wednesday found a 61-year-old man, now identified as Philip Sullivan, pinned between the...

Authorities say 2 people injured by fire at Dubuque house

Oct. 10, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two people were badly injured by a house fire in Dubuque. Firefighters were sent to the home about 9 p.m. Tuesday, and the Dubuque department says the blaze was largely contained within 15 minutes. The man and woman injured were hospitalized. Their names haven't been...

Woman accused of stealing from mother takes plea deal

Oct. 7, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Nov. 25. sentencing has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa woman accused of stealing from her mother. Dubuque County District Court records say 51-year-old Corenna Marshall, of Sherrill, pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to felony dependent adult abuse-exploitation. Prosecutors dropped two...

Chronic wasting disease rattling Iowa officials, hunters

Oct. 3, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa game officials and deer hunters are taking extra precautions this season in the wake of an emerging threat of a chronic fatal disease affecting deer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has said it plans to collect as many deer samples in northeastern Iowa as it can this...

Wisconsin commission backs power line despite protests

Sep. 27, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin utility regulators have authorized the construction of a $500 million power line, despite claims that they ignored complaints, concerns and alternative solutions. The Public Service Commission approved the plan Thursday, rejecting the accusations of two conservation groups,...