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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Agriculture proposed a new set of administrative rules Thursday that animal rights groups said could significantly improve the lives of dogs, cats and other companion animals in a state long regarded as among the worst for animal protection.

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Courtney Parker, right, dunks Shell Manager Jennifer Hartman during customer appreciation day this week. Johnson Oil Co. was established in 1959 by Art and Darlene Johnson in Rock Falls, Illinois where it still has corporate offices, Hartman said. The company has 80 Shell, BP and Mother Hubb…

CLINTON – Organizers and participants are gearing up for Saturday’s fifth-annual MS’issippi Walk-n-Roll event benefiting the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — The former administrator for Iowa’s third-largest city is suing the area’s biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed advocates for press freedom.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming…

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The state of Iowa released documents Wednesday that appear to support the claims of two men who said they were just doing their job testing security when they were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a courthouse this month.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

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STERLING, Ill. — CGH Medical Center is picking up the pieces after a car drove into the building through an outside wall Wednesday.

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CLINTON — A jury trial is underway in Clinton County District Court for a Clinton man charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

MORRISON, Ill — Morrison Community Hospital celebrated a milestone last week with the ground-breaking celebration of its hospital expansion project, the largest capital construction project in the facility’s history.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees.

CLINTON — The DeWitt Central FFA Chapter was named the Reserve Champion Team at the 2019 Iowa State FFA Livestock Career Development Event.

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FULTON, Ill. – The River Bend School Board and district administrators met in Fulton High School’s remodeled home economics classroom rather than at the district office Monday.

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IOWA CITY — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows.

CLINTON — Clinton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Eric Van Lancker joins Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and county auditors across the state in encouraging all eligible residents to participate in National Voter Registration Month by registering to vote or making sure their v…

CLINTON – Clinton Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert From the Countryside Saturday, Sept. 21, at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School in Sterling, Illinois.

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CLINTON – Heart and Soul Coordinator and Consultant for Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Jason Neises will present a two-hour workshop in October for people who serve on nonprofit and for-profit boards.

Jim Starbuck looks under the hood of his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle on Saturday afternoon at Stout’s Irish Pub as part of the Clinton Kiwanis charity car and bike show.

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CLINTON — Taylor Whitney can focus on his own job now. The transportation mechanic for the Clinton School District was named September Gold Key recipient last week for performing extra duties when the district was without a transportation director.

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CLINTON – Candidates for Clinton County school boards have until the end of the day Thursday to drop off their nomination papers at their respective district offices.

CLINTON – The Iowa Department of Transportation will present an engineering report Thursday in Clarence discussing the widening of U.S. Highway 30 to four lanes from Lisbon to DeWitt.

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Any criminal charges are only an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

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FULTON, Ill. — The city of Fulton is looking at staffing needs within the Fulton Police Department.

CLINTON — A Clinton County resident expressed concerns earlier this week with a proposed change in designation of property, which is intended to be used as a 10-unit subdivision in Welton township.

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Jack E. Kuehl age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 at The Alverno, Clinton. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

LAGUNA NIGUEL [mdash] John (Jake) Bees, formerly of Sabula and Clinton, IA passed away on Sept. 14, 2019 in California. John was born on July 3, 1946 to Edward and Joyce Bees. He graduated from Sabula High School. He married Patricia McClintock in Clinton in 1966. She passed away in 2016. Th…

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