Clinton County

Students may soon return to a closed college campus in Clinton, but they'll be younger and from China.

Ashford University

Students may once again fill the halls of a vacant college campus in Clinton. On Tuesday, the county board approved incentives for a development group called Clinton Catalyst, which wants to host high school students from China at the former Ashford University. 

Cournoyer for State Senate

The owner of a small business and president of the Pleasant Valley School Board is running for the Iowa Senate. Last week, republican Chris Cournoyer, from LeClaire, announced her candidacy in District 49 which is now represented by democrat Rita Hart.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says a man accused of killing his parents died in jail over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, a guard found 18-year-old Gavin Glasz hanging by a bed sheet tied to cell bars. And paramedics were not able to revive him. 

Sheriff Rick Lincoln says jail employees found a note written by Glasz, and he doesn't suspect any foul play. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and sheriff's office will investigate the apparent suicide.

News headlines for August 10, 2017

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The Clinton County Courthouse will reopen Friday morning. Last Thursday, it was evacuated after workers found a support beam had fallen on the basement floor. 

Shive Hattery

Following a resounding "yes" from voters, work has begun on a new jail and sheriff's department offices for Clinton County. Ground was broken Monday in the parking lot of the current justice center in Clinton for the 22 million dollar project.

By an overwhelming majority, Clinton County residents have voted to replace a deteriorating jail. Tuesday, 1,654 people approved a $22 million bond issue for a new jail. That's close to 80 percent of the votes cast.

Sheriff Rick Lincoln says the current jail, built in 1969, is overcrowded and out of date. And the new jail will have room for 96 inmates with plexiglass walls to create a safer environment. 

The project will also include new administrative offices for the Clinton County sheriff's department, an emergency management center, and 911 dispatch.

Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission

A proposal to replace a deteriorating county jail is going before voters. On Tuesday, a nearly $22 million bond issue will be on the ballot in Clinton County.