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  • Shooting in Rock Island 4-22-14 (WQAD Photo)

    Man shot at Rock Island convenience store

    Police were searching for a Rock Island man after another man was shot in the leg at a convenience store on 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois.

  • Kids paint stained glass

    Davenport students create stained glass artwork for school

    Students at Garfield Elementary School in Davenport showed off their artistic talents while giving their school a new look. On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, students painted several large faux stained glass murals that will hang in the school’s new entranceway. Student Elijah Boyle said “I can’t even think about how to explain it, because it’s just so cool that I have this experience of getting to draw this, and everybody in Garfield to see it.” The murals included several Quad […]

  • Turkey donation

    Hy-Vee donates 1,000 turkeys for area food banks

    A leading grocery store chain is helping to ensure there is no shortage of a Thanksgiving staple at area food pantries. Hy-Vee donated 1,000 turkeys to Churches United of the Quad Cities on Monday, November 18, 2013.  The roughly five tons of turkeys will be distributed to 25 food pantries throughout the area. The donation is part of an effort by the chain to donated 10,000 turkeys in 10 cities over a 10 day period.  The frozen turkeys will be […]

  • Habitat ReStore

    Audubon School salvage brings thousands to charity

    The loss of a Rock Island school is bringing big profits to a Davenport charity. Habitat Restore sells new and used building materials to support Habitat for Humanity. They were able to salvage items from Rock Island’s former Audubon School before it gets torn down in coming weeks.  The vacant school building is being demolished, and the land it currently stands on is being sold. As of Friday, November 15, 2013,  the organization has made an estimated $17,000 from selling […]

  • Amazon raises minimum order for free shipping

    Amazon raises minimum order for free shipping

    (CNNMoney) The change came after a decade of free shipping to U.S. addresses on a minimum order of $25 on Amazon.com. It took effect Tuesday, just ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to Amazon.com spokeswoman Julie Law. Amazon now finds itself in the mid-range of major retailers that offer free shipping on online orders. Wal- Mart and Target offer free shipping on many purchases of over $50, while Best Buy’s minimum order is $25. Earlier this year, Amazon.com had […]

  • Davenport police officer cleared of using deadly force

    A Davenport police officer has been cleared of using deadly force in the shooting of a 21-year-old suspect. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013 in an alley in the 900 block of West 16th Street. Police said Officer Michael Jacobsen, a 33-year veteran of the department and Officer Thomas Runge, who has been with the Davenport Police Department for four years, were questioning Ryan Franklin after a report of a suspicious person in the area. According […]

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    Iowa fall foliage hotline

    Iowa fall foliage hotline and maps

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    Prescription Drug Rehab List

    Click here for a list of drug rehab and treatment centers in Illinois.

  • POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Quad Cities events honor POW/MIA

    Two special events in the Quad Cities are drawing attention to missing and unaccounted for servicemen and women. The Rock Island Arsenal and Vietnam Veterans of America held ceremonies on September 20, 2013 to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day. Private First Class Lyle Herman Sheldon was among those in attendance.   The Clinton, Iowa native was a prisoner of war for over 3 years during World War II.  Sheldon was one of three men in attendance to lay a wreath in honor […]

  • Father of rescued toddler faces child endangerment charges

    The father of a 2-year-old who was left home alone when the family's house caught fire has been charged.

  • Stamp counterfeiting sentence

    Counterfeit stamps land Iowa man in prison

    A man from the Iowa City area was convicted of counterfeiting thousands of dollars worth of postage stamps.

  • Construction continues on Davenport's Riverfront Trail

    Riverfront Trail to remain closed over Labor Day Weekend

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are asking residents to stay off the City of Davenport’s Riverfront Trail over the Labor Day Weekend. The trail has been closed for months so crews could install a flood wall. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on August 28, 2013 that although the wall has been completed, the trail’s edges have vertical drop offs of approximately 10 to 12 inches, which could be a safety hazard. They expect the trail to reopen […]

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