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    Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez succumbs to injuries from swimming accident

    A prospect for the Seattle Mariners has passed away following an injury he suffered in a swimming accident. Victor Sanchez’s agent Rafa Nieves confirmed that the 20-year-old had passed away, according to a report on MLB.com.  Just one month prior, Sanchez was swimming in his home country of Venezuela when he was struck by a boat, according to CBS Sports. According to MLB’s report, Sanchez had been in critical condition since the accident on February 14, 2015. He sustained a […]

  • March Madness

    NCAA Elite Eight: Kentucky survives, advances to Final Four

    Undefeated Kentucky advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the fourth time in five seasons, defeating third-seeded Notre Dame 68-66 in the Midwest Region final at Cleveland on Saturday.

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    Dozens to shave their heads for children’s cancer research

    With a goal of raising $50,000 for childhood cancer research, dozens of people were expected to have their heads shaved for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The hair-flying event was set to take place in Davenport, Iowa at Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday, March 29, 2015. At St. Baldrick’s signature head shaving events, volunteers collect pledges and then shave their heads as camaraderie with those children fighting cancer. According to their website, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded more than $154 million […]

  • Community bowls for upcoming Overdose Awareness Walk

    The Quad Cities Harm Reduction organization held a fundraising event ahead of their upcoming awareness walk.

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    Video shows officer trying to wake driver stopped on California highway

    An officer was recorded as he tried to wake up the driver of a vehicle stopped on a California highway. An employee with ABC affiliate 10 News in San Diego, California saw the car stopped in the roadway, called 911 and tried to wake up the driver. An officer with the California Highway Patrol arrived and was recorded trying to alert the driver. The doors were locked and the windows were rolled up so the officer tried tapping on her window […]

  • Morgan Schmidt

    Event memorializing 12-year-old Pleasant Valley girl raises awareness about depression

    Almost a year after a 12-year-old Pleasant Valley, Iowa girl took her own life, her family and friends gathered in her memory.

  • Organization asks for everyone to go one hour without power

    For one hour, from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. local time residents are asked to consider shutting off their electricity. The Earth Hour organization is trying to unite people to protect the planet by urging to “use your power to change climate change.” The event started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. Click here for more information on Earth Hour.  See the impact Earth Hour had in 2014 below.

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    Dancers stay on their feet for 12 hours to benefit children’s hospital

    A dancing event was held at St. Ambrose University to benefit patients and families of the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

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    21 hurt as car, train collide in Los Angeles

    Twenty-one people were injured Saturday when a commuter train collided with a car and derailed near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, authorities said.

  • Easter Eggs

    Where to find Easter activities around the Quad Cities

    Aledo: Easter Egg Hunt at New Life Assembly of God on Sat. April 4 at 2 p.m. The hunt includes over 5,000 eggs and there are lots of prizes. Open for kids ages 1 to 12. Bettendorf: Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt 2015 on Sat. March 21. Activities begin at 1 p.m. at Crow Creek Park soccer fields. Click here for details. Bettendorf: Palmer Grill Easter Brunch Buffet on Sun. April 5 at 10 a.m. Reservations are recommended, click here for […]

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon shuts down U. of Oklahoma chapter after racist video

    Racist SAE chant was taught at national leadership event, fraternity says

    Just two weeks ago, the national office condemned a racist chant that resulted in the shutdown of the University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, saying, "The national fraternity does not teach such a racist, hateful chant..." The fraternity brothers probably "learned the song from fellow chapter members," SAE said. But in a Friday statement, the SAE national office said otherwise.

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    4-year-old makes solo middle-of-the-night bus trip for slushie

    “All I want is a slushie,” said a four-year-old girl as she boarded a bus at 3 a.m. by herself.

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