Archive for November 22, 2013

Clinton Police issue statement on robbery investigation


Clinton Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Clinton home last night (Thursday).  Officers were called to 803 4th Avenue South at about 7 P-M in reference to a robbery.

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Penalty trial delayed in city’s open record case

Today’s (Wednesday) trial on the enforcement actions related to the city of Clinton not releasing records of closed sessions has been continued.  In a summary judgment issued Tuesday, the city was found to have violated the Open Records law in not releasing the records of a series of six closed meetings held regarding the lawsuit filed over the ambulance service billing practices.  Today’s trial was to present arguments on the penalties and enforcement.

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Judge Orders the City of Clinton to Release Records to Public Regarding $4.5 Million Emergency Medical Service Lawsuit

As part of a lawsuit by Citizens for Open Government, a Clinton County District Court judge today ordered the City of Clinton to release records from meetings regarding its improper ambulance billings that resulted in $4.5 million in fines and damages.

Read ACLU statement.

Link to ummary judgement included

Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Down for 2013

From Radio Iowa By Pat Curtis

Iowans could be thankful for a smaller grocery bill as they prepare this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Dave Miller is the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Research Director. “The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner is likely to be down about 44-cents compared to a year ago,” Miller says.

The estimate is based on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey.

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Armed robbery report in north end of town

Clinton Police are investigating a reported armed robbery on Sunday night.

Police report that at about 8:30 on Sunday night the Clinton Police and Fire Departments responded to 3242 McKinley to a report of a robbery.

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