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    LinkedIn agrees to pay $13 million to settle class action by members

    LinkedIn is finding this out the hard way. The social networking site agreed to pay $13 million to settle a lawsuit from members who complained that unwanted emails were sent out on their behalf.

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    Windows shot out on more than 60 cars in western Davenport

    Two mornings in a row, vehicle owners in western Davenport awoke to find their car windows shot out with a BB gun.

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    7 hurt when motorcycle collides with 2 cars in Jo Daviess County

    A motorcycle crossed the center line and collided with two cars, traveling the opposite direction, on U.S. Highway 20 in rural Stockton, Illinois.

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    UAW members approve contract with John Deere

    Members of the United Auto Workers Union approved the new six-year contract with Deere & Company. Public Relations Director Ken Golden announced the approval Sunday evening, October 4, 2015.  The tentative agreement was made October 1 between Deere and the UAW that required a vote among the UAW members for approval. Roughly 10,000 Deere manufacturing employees from 12 factories are represented by the UAW. This includes Iowa facilities in Davenport, Ankeny, Dubuque, Ottumwa, and Waterloo; Illinois facilities in East Moline, […]

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    Driver crashes into Sterling building, collides with motorcycles, ATVs inside

    A vehicle crashed into a building in Sterling and collided with multiple motorcycles and ATVs. According to Sgt. Michael Bauer with the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Zachary T. Vandervort was headed eastbound on Route 30 in a Ford Edge when he crossed the westbound lane and went into a ditch.  Vandervort continued eastbound and hit a building and “numerous motorcycles and ATVs inside before coming to rest.” The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015, Sgt. Bauer […]

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    Motorcyclists cruise through Davenport to collect toys for Toys for Tots

    Abate of Iowa held a motorcycle ride to help collect toys for Toys for Tots. To join in the seven-mile ride, bikers had to bring at least one toy. There were more than 700 motorcyclists at the event in Davenport Sunday, October 4, 2015. “There are a lot of needy kids out there,” said Al “Sly” Shaffer, who helped coordinate the Toy Run. “We try to help the community when we can.” The local chapter of Abate along with the Marine […]

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    Davenport ranked among top MiLB towns in the country

    Davenport, Iowa has been ranked as one of the top cities for Minor League Baseball in the country. All 159 minor league baseball towns in the U.S. were included in a study by SmartAsset. Davenport was ranked third best MiLB town in the country and ranked first in Class-A baseball. This ranking comes after a record-setting season for attendance at Modern Woodmen Park. “The fans in the Quad Cities region made this season our best ever, and they have proven […]

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    Clinton, Iowa man charged in connection with string of car and garage burglaries in Camanche

    A Clinton, Iowa man was facing burglary and theft charges after a woman caught him in her vehicle.  Now he’s facing additional charges in connection with a string of vehicle and garage burglaries in Camanche, Iowa. Sgt. Richard Schmitz Jr. with the Camanche Police Department said 18-year-old Jakob Allen Namer was initially arrested on September 23, 2015 and was charged for a burglary and robbery that happened Thursday, September 17. Previous reports indicate that in the morning on September 17, a Camanche woman […]

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    Brace for worst year on Wall Street since 2008

    The bull market on Wall Street has run into a wall of alarming news: turbulence in China, vague Federal Reserve policy, a crash in oil prices, and a slowdown in earnings growth.

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    Remember Smarties? The retro candy is thriving

    When people ask Liz, Jessica and Sarah Dee what they do for a living, they often pull candy out of their pockets and say, "We make these."

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    Army issues new breastfeeding policy

    The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members.

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    Obama: U.S. will keep backing Syrian opposition despite Russian intervention

    President Barack Obama told his national security team this week that the U.S. will continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters into the conflict, a senior administration official said Saturday.


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