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Former Dubuque County treasurer busted in pay for sex sting sentenced

A former Dubuque County treasurer busted in a pay for sex sting was sentenced this week. A judge ordered former County Treasurer Randy L. Wedewer, of Epworth, to one year of probation. The 60 year old is one of 11 men charged in the case stemming from an undercover operation in which agents posted ads … Continue Reading Former Dubuque County treasurer busted in pay for sex sting sentenced

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Two trials and 4 years later Dubuque County man sentenced on child sex abuse charges

Two separate trials resulted in more than 3 decades behind bars for a Dubuque County man for child sex abuse charges. Jake R. Skahill, 28, of Farley, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for the charges stemming from a 2018 incident in which the child’s mother reported in February 2018 that her child, … Continue Reading Two trials and 4 years later Dubuque County man sentenced on child sex abuse charges

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Dubuque County Man Draws 35 Year Sentence In Child Sex Abuse Case

35 years behind bars for a Dubuque County man sentenced for sexually abusing a child who was younger than 10 at the time. The Telegraph Herald reports 28 year old Jake R. Skahill of Farley was charged with sexual abuse, lascivious acts with a minor and enticing a minor. Court documents state that a woman … Continue Reading Dubuque County Man Draws 35 Year Sentence In Child Sex Abuse Case

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Former Dubuque County Treasurer Sentenced In Prostitution Case

Former Dubuque County treasurer Randy Wedwer was sentenced to probation in connection with a prostitution sting. The 60 year old Wedewer of Epworth, was sentenced in Iowa District Court of Dubuque County to one year of probation after pleading guilty to a charge of prostitution. Also, if probation and payment obligations are successfully completed, the … Continue Reading Former Dubuque County Treasurer Sentenced In Prostitution Case

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Galena City Council approves rezoning for controversial resort project

Plans for a controversial resort project in Galena are moving forward. Galena City Council members have approved two ordinances related to The Parker, clearing the way for work to begin on formally annexing 56.2 acres into the city for the lodging around the Galena Marine Hospital. Council members also approved an ordinance rezoning the property … Continue Reading Galena City Council approves rezoning for controversial resort project

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‘See something Say something’ Dubuque Police urge people to report online threats

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – See something Say something. That’s the message the Dubuque Police Department is sending in the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The 18-year-old shooter had posted pictures of the weapons and ammunition on social media just before the fatal attack. Lt. Ted McClimon … Continue Reading ‘See something Say something’ Dubuque Police urge people to report online threats

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Construction costs rising for Cardinal-Hickory Creek project

Costs for the controversial Cardinal-Hickory Creek electrical transmission line have jumped by at least 10% as a result of material price increases and ongoing legal expenses. The project previously was estimated to cost $492 million and would run from Dubuque County to Dane County in Wisconsin and go through a federal wildlife refuge at Cassville. … Continue Reading Construction costs rising for Cardinal-Hickory Creek project