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WQAD Top Stories of 2017

Whether it was crime, divisive politics or extreme weather, 2017 was a tumultuous year.

Nationally, President Donald Trump dominated political headlines and natural disasters like hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico and the worst wildfires in a generation in California led news broadcasts.

In the Quad Cities region, political clashes in Muscatine and Rock Island County as well as tornadoes, multiple fatal fires and a rash of juvenile car thefts were top stories.

Here are our picks for WQAD Top Stories of 2017:

Muscatine Manager Lawsuit

Keeping Broderson in Office

Car Theft Outbreak

Paying Tribute to Farmers killed in Nashua Explosion

Muscatine Church holds 1st Service since Tornado

La Salle Nursing Home Reopens

When Kids Kill

Life in Prison for Sean Freese

Schipper Kidnapping

Kedarie Johnson

Davenport Officer-Involved Shooting

Trial Date set for Thor Slasher

Thor finds Fur-ever Home

Behning Back Home

Behning Receives Purple Heart

Four Killed in Burlington House Fire

Rock Falls Fire

Shaw Family Funeral