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    Davenport City Council members hold off on vote to overturn Gluba’s SAU stadium veto

    After Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba struck down St. Ambrose University’s proposal for a stadium and sports complex, City Council members decided they would hold off on a vote to either maintain or overturn the veto. “The City Council has been working on this now for a number of weeks, actually a number of months, and we wanna make sure everything is in concert with St. Ambrose and the neighbors. We just felt, at this time, that perhaps we needed to […]

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    Davenport council members override Gluba’s Dock redevelopment veto

    Davenport City Council Members OVERTURNED/MAINTAINED a veto by Mayor Gluba that struck down plans to redevelop the old Dock Restaurant on the riverfront.

  • Evening fire engulfs Moline home

    A Moline home caught fire and a bystander across the street who reportedly saw smoke and flames inside called 911. A bystander said she heard beeping and then saw smoke and “orange” inside a home across the street in the 1100 block of 17th Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She called 911 to report the fire and said she saw a woman come out of the home screaming that there were other people inside the home. The […]

  • Fire in Walcott 7-23-14, WQAD Photo- Jake Nice

    Two adults, four children escape burning Walcott farmhouse

    Six people were able to escape their Walcott, Iowa farmhouse when it caught fire. According to Second Assistant Chief Joe Hahn with the Walcott Fire Department, the fire broke out on 47th Avenue shortly after midnight Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Crews arrived to see flames coming from the living room, Hahn said. It only took firefighters about 10 minutes to get the fire under control, but the home sustained damage to the living room contents and smoke damage throughout the […]

  • RAGBRAI Day 3 photo from Iowa State Patrol Trooper Dan Loussaert

    Photos: RAGBRAI 2014

    Bicyclists started their several-hundred mile journey across Iowa, first dipping a rear tire in a northwest Iowa river.

  • WQAD Photo,  Shellie Nelson, 7-19-14

    Niabi Zoo Road reopens

    The detour around Niabi Zoo Road in Coal Valley has been removed and the roadway is now open to traffic.

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    Police: 7-year-old boy says he sometimes ate bugs to stay alive

    A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and sometimes resorted to eating insects he caught on the back porch, authorities said.

  • Candy falls from the sky at Modern Woodmen Park

    Every kid’s dream came true after a baseball game at Modern Woodmen Park. After the Quad Cities River Bandits finished up their game at the Davenport ballpark Sunday, July 20, 2014, a helicopter flew over the field dropping candy and marshmallows into the outfield. “It’s something we’re really proud of,” said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. “We’ve won a handful of awards for it They say people taking ideas is the best form of flattery and there’s dozens of […]

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    Des Moines child gets her wish as thousands of motorcycles gather just for her

    A young Des Moines girl, who doctors say doesn’t have much time, was granted a wish that her mother calls a “miracle.”

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    Remembering the U.S. moon landing, 45 years later

    It has been 45 years since we first landed on the moon. Apollo 11 became the first manned spacecraft to make landing on July 20, 1969. Aboard were Commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and command module pilot Michael Collins. It took the crew 76 hours to reach the moon after leaving Earth. They traveled 240,000 miles to get there. That’s nearly 3,160 miles per hour. According to CNN, President John F. Kennedy told Congress in May of […]

  • wedding rings photo credit Ernst Vikne (MGN)

    Millennials say no to marriage

    When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying "I don't."

  • Summer blood drive helps boost supply during low-supply months

    Local high school students are helping out the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center by hosting a blood drive challenge.