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City and Co-Sponsors to Host First Annual Catfish Creek Festival

DUBUQUE, Iowa – To educate and engage the public on water quality and the Catfish Creek Watershed, the City of Dubuque and other area organizations will host the first annual Catfish Creek Festival on Saturday, April 26, at the Swiss Valley Park Walnut Pavillion, 13606 Swiss Valley Rd.

Festivities begin at noon with an educational exercise on water quality monitoring, followed by a stream clean-up activity at 1 p.m. and a presentation by the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Authority at 2 p.m. Participants in the stream clean-up are encouraged to bring old shoes and a change of clothes. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., there will be live music by The River Glen Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food to grill, drinks, and a dish to pass for “grill and chill&r read more...

Public Information Meeting on Potential Railroad Overpass Bridge Projects
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque Engineering Department will hold a public information meeting on two proposed railroad overpass projects in downtown Dubuque under consideration as part of the City’s long-range transportation plan. The public is encouraged to attend the “open house” style meeting from 4 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at the Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Avenue. Planning-level conceptual renderings for the proposed projects will be on disp read more...
Dubuque Police Investigating Shots Fired
On April 2nd, 2014, at 10:13 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to the area of 15th & Jackson Street on the report of shots fired.  This was unconfirmed as officers were unable to locate evidence supporting the report.  Four minutes later, officers were dispatched to the area of Henion and Pickett Streets for another report of shots fired.  This report was confirmed as officers located both physical evidence and witnesses indicating shots had in fact been fired.  The sce read more...
City Health Department Seeking Information on Dog That Bit a Postal Carrier
The City of Dubuque Health Services Department is seeking information regarding a dog involved in a biting incident. This incident occurred on March 31, 2014 at approximately 2:50 PM in the 2300 block of Washington Street. The victim was a postal carrier delivering mail on his route when the bite occurred. The dog is described as a possible pit bull terrier with mainly white fur with black markings, which was being walked by a woman at the time of the incident. She was described as being an Afri read more...
Speed Enforcement Project Yields 44 Citations
In response to citizen complaints of excessive speed, and in an effort to reduce crashes, Dubuque Police conducted a speed enforcement project on March 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the 2200 block of Dodge Street (Highway 20 West).  During the 2½ hours, forty-four citations were issued with the average CITED speed violation being 59.6 miles per hour in the 45 miles per hour zone.  With a limited number of officers available to participate in the project, only approximately read more...
City & School District Indoor Aquatic Center Study Public Engagement Meetings Scheduled
DUBUQUE, Iowa – A series of public engagement meetings have been scheduled and a new online tool will be launched as part of a feasibility study exploring the possibility of a community indoor aquatic center in Dubuque.In 2012, the Dubuque Community School District reached out to the City of Dubuque to discuss possibilities for an indoor community aquatic center after assessing the district’s current pool at Hempstead High School. The assessment established that the $1.4 million impr read more...
Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Hit and Run Driver
On March 16th, 2014, at 6:07 p.m., Dubuque Police and Fire/EMS responded to 16th and Main Street on the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival, the victim was located lying in the street, suffering from multiple injuries. The offending vehicle, described as a silver or gray 4-door sedan had left the scene without stopping to identify or render aid. It was last seen traveling northbound in the 1700 block of Madison Street (Main changes to Madison at 17th Street). The vehicle may ha read more...
Updated: Robbery Suspect In Custody Identified
On March 17th, 2014, at 10:11 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to the area of 2nd and Main Street on the report of a disturbance involving shots fired and a vehicle crash.  Upon arrival officers met with a cab driver who reported being the victim of an armed robbery inside his cab, during which he discharged his legally carried firearm in self-defense.  A second cab driver in the area attempted to intervene and stop the robbery by crashing his cab into the victim’s cab.  After read more...

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