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  • 80-year-old man found dead after Moline apartment fire

    Firefighters were called to an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015 at the Pine Ridge Apartments on 41st Street in Moline, just north of Panera Bread. One person¬†was found dead. Firefighters say the call came in around 4:30 a.m. When they got on scene, there was smoke visible but no flames inside. An elderly man, later identified as 80-year-old Donnie M. Blair, died in the fire. ¬†The Rock Island County Coroner said Blair’s death was related to smoke […]

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    Popular 1980s sitcom could become LEGO-reality

    Even though the “The Golden Girls” hasn’t been in production in more than two decades, it remains very popular. And now, the cast and TV set could become a LEGO-reality. A designer recently submitted an idea for a TV set, built to resemble the set of the sitcom. Memorable episodes were recreated which include Dorothy playing in a game show called “Grab that Dough” and Rose rescuing her Teddy Bear from a mean, little girl. The kit would come with […]

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    Illinois State University staffers among those killed in Towanda plane crash

    A small plane crashed near the Central Illinois Regional Airport east of Bloomington-Normal in Illinois. There were no survivors.

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    CASI’s 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Race needs volunteers

    Before thousands of people meet downtown Davenport Saturday morning for the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Race, Davenport’s Center for Active Seniors needs some help getting the event to the starting line. CASI has put out a call for more volunteers to hand out T-shirts, packet pickup, and help with registration Friday and Saturday before the race. Everyone who pitches in will get a free T-shirt. Call Penny at 563-386-7477 for more information. To sign-up for the race itself, head […]

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  • WQAD News 8: In the Bag

    Local job seekers attend an unusual job fair, where they learn their future may be in the bag.

  • WQAD News 8: Pickleball

    Enthusiasm is growing, especially among local seniors, for the addictive sport known as pickleball.

  • WQAD News 8: Debating Eagles

    Photographers, environmentalists and experts differ on whether it is, or is not, okay to bait eagles with fish in the name of great wildlife photos.

  • WQAD News 8: For the Love of the Ice

    Beauty and danger combine in this extreme example of ice climbing.

  • WQAD News 8: That’s My Kids!

    This is the confrontation between a local man and someone he saw photographing his girlfriend and kids at a public pool.

  • WQAD News 8: Charlie’s Sacrifice

    A brokenhearted wife says her husband, who was then missing, was a hero for giving her the “good” life jacket when their disabled boat, and everyone aboard, was drawn into rollers in a dam on the Mississippi River.

  • WQAD News 8: Holding On To Hope

    A local couple, who are first-generation immigrants, invested their life savings in an addition to make room for visiting family, only to have years pass with little progress from the contractor paid to do the job.

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