Statewide News

How to avoid ticks and fleas this season

(StatePoint) Warm weather means barbeques, baseball and trips to the park with family and pets. But for pet owners, warm weather can also mean fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs.

Seven tips to make home painting projects easier

(StatePoint) Painting your home yourself? Don't be intimidated.

Teacher placed on leave of absence in ISAT cheating allegations

A Moline teacher says she will fight to keep her job after being accused of helping kids in her classroom cheat on ISAT tests.

Bugged? Company grinds crickets for nutrition bars

Forget about soy protein or soy rice crisps. A company started by a native Phoenician is making organic protein bars with flour made of ground crickets.

Caribou Coffee to close 80 stores, rebrand 88 others

Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee is closing 80 locations next week and plans to convert 88 others to Peet's Coffee & Tea shops within the next 18 months, the company announced Monday. "Over the past few months, we at Caribou have revisited our bus

Rose parade provides woman's dying wish

Mary Beth Brutsman's one dream in life is to see the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California. 

Dog helps rescue a toddler from pond in northwest Portland

A woman and her dog saved a toddler's life at a Northwest Portland apartment complex Friday afternoon. Kerri Cooper said she was watching TV when her 4-year-old dog, Lucy, started barking at the back porch.

Man, preteen shoplift $1,200 in merch

Police arrested a 45-year-old man who allegedly shoplifted more than $1,200 worth of merchandise from the Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets with the help of an 11-year-old boy.

Mother's Day: A day for reflection

(StatePoint) Most people spend Mother's Day bestowing flowers, gifts and heartfelt sentiments upon their moms. But for some, knowing how to honor their mother is not so easy.

Make sure you dispose of unused prescription drugs properly

(StatePoint) What do you do with your unused prescription pills and over-the-counter medications? Do you throw them away? Flush them down the toilet? Simply leave them in your cabinet for a rainy day?