The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

February 22, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. COURT RULES ON BAIL FOR PISTORIUS

A magistrate grants bail allowing the double-amputee athlete to be freed from custody pending his trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

2. DREW PETERSON GETS 38 YEARS IN PRISON

The sentence comes in an Illinois court after the ex-cop angrily denies killing his third wife.

3. SOME TROOPS MAY BE SUFFERING FROM 'MORAL INJURIES'

Symptoms include deep shame, guilt and rage from having done something, or failed to stop something that violates their moral code.

4. EGYPT'S ISLAMIST PRESIDENT CALLS FOR NEW ELECTIONS

Morsi's call for 4-stage parliamentary balloting comes against the backdrop of a divided country.

5. WHO'S NOT BENEFITING FROM FLU SHOTS

This year's vaccine is proving startlingly ineffective in protecting older Americans — the most vulnerable age group.

6. MASSIVE STORM THREATENS MORE STATES

A major snowstorm promises a messy Upper Midwest commute after shuttering Missouri airports and blanketing Kansas.

7. GOVERNMENT SHRINKS AMID GOP DEMAND FOR MORE CUTS

The recent downsizing is most pronounced at the state and local levels on payroll, equipment, buildings and other core functions.

8. DRAMATIC CAR CHASE SHOOTOUT ON THE VEGAS STRIP

Police hunt for a Range Rover that set off the fiery crash that left 3 people killed.

9. SCIENTISTS' PRESCRIPTION TO BATTLE A SLITHERY ENEMY

Dead mice laced with the active ingredient in Tylenol to be unleashed in Guam's jungle canopy to fight the brown tree snake.

10. GOODBYE WALLETS? COLLEGE TESTS FINGERPRINT PURCHASING

Users scan their fingers with a device that recognizes their prints and detects hemoglobin in the blood at two South Dakota campus shops.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • AGENDA: 4-22-14 Clinton City Council

    The Clinton City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. followed by a committee of the whole.

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    April 18, 2014

  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 2014

  • Blagojevich campaign account donates final dollars

    A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into the Chicago Democrat's prison term.

    The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Friends of Rod Blagojevich donated $709.85 to a Serbian Orthodox Church monastery earlier this month.

    April 18, 2014

  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.

    Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein says he didn't expect a vote during Thursday's hearing. He told WBEZ radio and the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he would've voted no.

    Sullivan says "the legacy of the Obama presidential library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy."

    April 18, 2014

  • Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

    A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Linda Fangman said Thursday the prosecutions will "proceed as is," despite Tuesday's ruling suggesting that not all felons lose their voting rights. She's handling felony election misconduct cases against six offenders accused of voting in the 2012 election even though they lost their rights. A seventh may plead guilty Monday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Iowa's unemployment rate climbs to 4.5 percent

    Iowa's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent in March as more people entered the labor force.

    Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the rate was up from 4.4 percent in February. It compared to a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in March 2013.

    April 18, 2014

  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor: Local firefighters' union speaks out on proposed contract

    Dear citizens/taxpayers of Clinton:
    The members of Local 609 feel that it is our duty to inform the citizens of Clinton that the article titled “‘Fair offer’ differences” in the April 9, 2014 edition of the Clinton Herald was full of inaccurate statements regarding our negotiated contract proposal with the city. These incorrect statements could impact the use of your city funds negatively and unduly influence our elected representatives. So, we would like to address these points, as follows:

    April 18, 2014

AP Video