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Dubuque Co. Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Fire

Dubuque Co. Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Fire

A railroad bridge in Dubuque County was destroyed by a fire Monday. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says railroad personnel passing by on a train noticed a railroad bridge about two miles south of Massey Station was on fire shortly before noon. Welders had been working on the bridge about a half hour before the

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Morrissey Sentenced In Fayette Co.

A West Union woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  Misty Morrissey was sentence to no more than 10 years on each count and to run concurrent with each other and she must serve one third of that sentence in prison before she is eligible for Parole. Morrissey


Arrests Made In Arlington Burglary

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests from a two week investigation stemming from three home burglaries reported on July 12th in Arlington. Three homes on South Street in Arlington were broke into in the early morning of the 12th and thousands of dollars in tool, equipment and personal items were taken. 25 year

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Buchanan and Fayette Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says 26 Iowa counties will receive federal disaster support to deal with damage from severe weather in June. The presidential disaster declaration includes counties in the northern part of the state that experienced damage from winds, tornadoes, rain and flooding. Buchanan and Fayette counties are among the

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Independence Ready to Host RAGBRAI Friday Night

Independence will be hosting RAGBRAI tomorrow, with thousands of riders staying overnight Friday night for the last night of the ride. Independence Chamber Director Michelle McBride, who has been heading the town’s RAGBRAI celebration, says they’re ready. Indee RAGBRAI 1 Independence’s RAGBRAI theme is “Glowing on the River”. Indee RAGBRAI 2 They’ll be offering a


Clermont Man Airlifted after Rollover Accident

A Clermont man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle Tuesday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year old Jeffrey Bishop lost control of his vehicle while driving on Harding Road, putting it into the ditch and then rolling it. Bishop was temporarily trapped inside his vehicle, with emergency personnel assisting him


Lake Delhi Trustees Election Results

Residents of Lake Delhi went to the polls yesterday to fill three seats on the Lake Delhi Board of Trustees.  Laurie Kramer and Steve Leonard were re-elected to the board.  Patrick Colgan Received the most votes – 277 and will fill the other opening.  Dan Kimball came in fourth place in the voting.  Leonard, Kramer,


NAPA Store Burglarized in Dyersville

The NAPA store in Dyersville was burglarized over the weekend. Dyersville Police say someone broke into the store by forcing open the door. Money and a number of tools were stolen. Police say it happened sometime between Saturday and Monday morning. Farm Bureau Insurance Company is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction

Hottest Weather of Year Arrives in Iowa

Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s over the next couple days for the first time this summer. Along with the heat, humidity will also be high – with air conditioners running full glast across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schmacher says the hot weather isn’t something we’re used to lately. mkwx1 But

Authorities Identify Wapsipinicon Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the woman who drowned Saturday night in the Wapsipinicon River dam area in Troy Mills. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call shortly after 5 pm of several people in the river at the dam. When emergency personnel responded, they discovered four people had been tubing on the river

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