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Manchester man accepted a plea deal in a weapons case

MANCHESTER, Iowa – A Manchester man accepted a plea deal in a weapons case. Michael T. Short, 55, recently was sentenced to two years probation for allegedly pointing a gun at another man, and then trying to get witnesses to lie about the March 13 incident, court documents state. He pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, … Continue Reading Manchester man accepted a plea deal in a weapons case

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Wisconsin’s 7-day coronavirus average dropped to its lowest level

Wisconsin’s 7-day coronavirus average dropped to its lowest level Sunday since late October. DHS data showed the positive test rate was 29.4%, down from October 29th numbers. Data from state and county health officials showed 32-hundred new cases of COVID-19 in the state – putting Wisconsin’s total since the start of the pandemic at more … Continue Reading Wisconsin’s 7-day coronavirus average dropped to its lowest level

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Dubuque man on the run since an Oct.16 domestic violence incident was located

A Dubuque man who has eluded police since an Oct.16 domestic violence incident was located over the weekend. Joshua J. Walker, 40, was arrested Sunday in connection to the incident in which, Melissa Altman, 37, told police that Walker choked her at her residence in the Key West area, before chasing her and a friend … Continue Reading Dubuque man on the run since an Oct.16 domestic violence incident was located

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Father Charged With Injuring Two Month Old Child

A Dubuque man faces charges that he caused multiple injuries to his 2-month old child. The infant was brought to the hospital on Saturday with multiple injuries including difficulty breathing and red eyes. It turns out the child had a fractured femur, a brain bleed and bruising to the neck and chest areas. 19 year … Continue Reading Father Charged With Injuring Two Month Old Child

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Latest Dubuque County COVID Numbers

Dubuque County is reporting 57 new cases of coronavirus along with 35 recoveries. There are 3,411 active cases. Also, county health officials report testing hours will change at most free Dubuque County testing locations this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. You can check for schedules on the City of Dubuque government Facebook page.

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New program aims to combat high unemployment in the Dubuque region

DUBUQUE, Iowa- A new Greater Dubuque Development Corporation and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) initiative will provide solutions to high unemployment in the Dubuque region resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative builds upon the successes created through the Opportunity Dubuque partnership by focusing on essential employment skills training for individuals. The two organizations, with … Continue Reading New program aims to combat high unemployment in the Dubuque region

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Due to staff shortage at nursing homes sick workers asked to stay on job

(KCRG) – With a growing staff shortage at nursing homes due to COVID related absences, new guidelines will now allow health care workers to stay on the job even if they’re infected with the virus. The move is a last resort as care facilities face nursing shortages pre-COVID-19, and the pandemic has exacerbated the problem. … Continue Reading Due to staff shortage at nursing homes sick workers asked to stay on job