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
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