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    Avenue of the Cities and 19th Street to be resurfaced in East Moline

    Drivers in East Moline should be aware of some road work to be done around Avenue of the Cities and 19th Street. Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2015 crews will be resurfacing the frontage road on the northwest side of the intersection, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The work will span .7 miles from 35th Avenue to Archer Drive. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic through the construction area. Be prepared to stop when driving on the frontage […]

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    Your Photos: Stormy Sunday during Memorial Day weekend

    A tornado watch is in effect for the entire viewing area until 1 a.m. Check watches and warnings here.  News 8 viewers shared their photos as tornado warnings popped up early evening, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

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    Suspect in Taylor Ridge Post Office robbery faces several firearms charges

    The man accused of robbing the Taylor Ridge, Illinois Post Office is facing a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms.

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    Anti-bullying bill designed for Iowa schools is voted down in the House

    A bill aimed at preventing bullying in Iowa schools was voted down in the Iowa House. The legislation outlines ways to reduce bullying in schools, like extra training, programs, and correctively responding to bullying incidents.  The bill prompts schools to create anti-bullying advisory committees that would be in charge of prevention, awareness and intervention of bullying. In addition to those methods of preventing bullying, the bill would allow schools to take corrective action even if bullying happened off school grounds […]

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    Where to find Memorial Day events

    Bettendorf: Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Mon., May 25, and Congressman Dave Loebsack will be there. Davenport: Ceremony at Soldier’s Statue, at 12th & Main on Mon., May 25.  Starts at 8:30 a.m.  Rally time is 8:15 a.m. Davenport: Fri. May 22 is Military Appreciation Night at Modern Woodmen Park. Presented by the Iowa National Guard, the Bandits will wear flag-themed jerseys that will be silently auctioned during the game. Three will be live-auctioned after […]

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    Juan Pablo Montoya wins 99th Indy 500

    Juan Pablo Montoya has won the 99th Indianapolis 500. According to the Indianapolis Star, this is Montoya’s second career victory.  The racer’s week of practice leading up to the event was described as lackluster and the start of his race Sunday, May 24, 2015 was rough. Montoya fell back as far as 30th and will 10 laps to go he revved up the battle in third place. Will Power and Scott Dixon were duking it out in first and second. […]

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    Anne Meara, one half of ‘Stiller & Meara’ and mother of Ben Stiller, dies

    Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.

  • Rock Island District’s ‘Dirty Art’ event gives Quad Citians hands-on fun

    An art event downtown Rock Island offered a different, more “hands-on” experience to patrons. “Dirty Art” was held Saturday, May 23, 2015 for the second year.  Interactive art projects lined the sidewalks from 2nd Avenue from The ARTery to 18th Street. There were activities offered such as painting activities for kids and adults, a sculpture competition, and more. The event also had live music, art demonstrations and sidewalk sales.

  • Hundreds participate in 5k benefiting Children’s Therapy Center

    Racers had great weather during Memorial Day weekend for the First Step Riverfront 5k, benefiting the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. There were more than 200 people participating in the race Saturday, May 23, 2015 and kids got to take part in a mini-mile. “The coolest thing is, being the Children’s Therapy Center, we do physical therapy for very young children and this is an opportunity for those little kids to be able to run a 5k race like […]

  • Motorcycle crash shuts down part of Middle Road in Bettendorf

    A motorcyclist was thrown from the vehicle when he struck a stopped Honda CRV. A dispatcher confirmed that the crash was called in around 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23 in the 2700 block of the roadway near Heritage Church. A statement from the City of Bettendorf indicated that the motorcycle was heading eastbound when it struck the back of the Honda that was stopped in traffic. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and was taken to a nearby hospital. Middle […]

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    Minivan crashes through front of religious bookstore in Davenport

    A minivan crashed through the front door of a religious bookstore in Davenport, Iowa. The driver mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, driving through the front of Family Christian Stores on Kimberly Road, according to Bettendorf emergency responders. The crash happened just before 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015. Along with some shattered glass, the door frame was broken in the collision.  There was reportedly very little damage to any items inside. Nobody was injured, police said. Family Christian […]

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    Child killed in I-94 crash north of Chicago

    A child was killed when the vehicle he was riding in hit struck a median wall on Interstate 94 north of Chicago. There were four adults and three children in the vehicle that crashed Saturday, May 23 in Gurnee, Illinois around 9:30 a.m., according to Illinois State Police. WGN reported that two of the children were thrown from the vehicle; one of them, 10-year-old Reeve Matthew, was killed. Reeve’s cousin Blessen Zachariah was the other child thrown from the vehicle. He […]

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