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    Grandma gets $150 speeding ticket, writes thank you note to police

    Instead of getting frustrated, a grandmother was appreciative when a police officer pulled her over for speeding. According to a report by KBOI, Tana Baumler was driving to a wedding in Idaho Falls, Idaho with her husband and two granddaughters. The group got behind schedule and Baumler was caught speeding, traveling nearly 95 mph in a 75 mph zone by Trooper Mike Nielson. Baumler said when Trooper Nielson pulled them over, he gave the kids stickers and sheriff badges and […]

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    Ebola outbreak: Your questions answered

    Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

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    Iowa shoppers free from sales tax for two days

    For two days, shoppers in Iowa will be free from sales tax when they buy certain clothing items. Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 2014 is the Iowa Sales Tax Holiday and shoppers will find that some clothing and footwear items will not be taxed. The annual event applies to individual items that cost less than $100. The tax holiday event does not include things like jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, sporting equipment, protective wear, and more. Click here to see […]

  • Woman accused of leaving baby at West Branch gas station found guilty of kidnapping

    The Colorado woman who was accused of kidnapping her half-sister’s son and abandoning him at a West Branch gas station has been found guilty. On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Kristen Smith, 31, was found guilty of kidnapping, according to a report by  the Des Moines Register. According to the report, it took about three hours for a federal jury to deliberate before announcing Smith had been found guilty of kidnapping. She faces 25 years to life in prison. On Thursday, […]

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    Centennial Bridge to close Sunday

    Repairs on the Centennial Bridge continue but plans have been delayed, keeping the bridge open for longer than expected. Construction workers started in June 2014 replacing beams under the bridge. Drivers experienced some lane closures during the process, and the entire bridge was supposed to close for 35 days starting Monday, July 28. That was delayed. The Bi-State Regional Commission announced the bridge will now close Sunday morning, August 3. The bridge will be closed for 35 days in a […]

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    911 dispatcher mistakenly gave lower priority to deadly FSU shooting

    A mistake by a 911 dispatcher is the latest twist in a two-week-old mystery -- the killing of a nationally renowned law professor found shot in the head in his own garage.

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    Rock Island, Whiteside County roadways to undergo $17 million in construction

    Millions of dollars will be funneled into construction projects around the Quad Cities. Nearly $17 million will go into repair projects in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties. In Rock Island County street signs will be replaced at various locations. The project will cost $271,941 and Western Remac, Inc. of Woodridge. Whiteside County will see repair projects throughout the county. The westbound lanes of Illinois Route 2 from 19th to 9th Avenues in Sterling will be milled and resurfaced by Civil […]

  • Scholarship fund created in memory of Rock Island man

    In memory of a Rock Island graduate and artist who was shot and killed, a scholarship fund has been created to continue spreading his joy of art. Tattoo artist, Derek James Jackson was shot in December of 2013 in a home on 16th Avenue near Douglas Park in Rock Island. To keep his memory alive, his mother, Susan Poe created a scholarship fund in his name through the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded each year for $500 […]

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    Photos: News 8 selfies from the Mississippi Valley Fair

    At the 2014 Mississippi Valley Fair, visitors have the opportunity to see how they fare as a News 8 employee. Click here to see and share more photos and check out all things Mississippi Valley Fair.

  • Viral Video: Stunt team water skis barefoot

    In their new video, a popular stunt team shows off their extreme skills with airplanes and speedboats all centered around barefoot water skiing. Devin Supertramp joined forces with Vooray Apparel and World Barefoot Center, which teaches people of all ages how to water ski,  in Florida to make the video.  

  • Two rescued from lift truck stuck 100 feet in the air in Moline

    Two people were rescued from a lift truck that was stuck more than 100 feet in the air near a church in Moline. It happened around 10 a.m. and 5th Avenue near 13th Street in Moline was blocked. Moline Fire Department was on the scene near First Lutheran Church Thursday morning, July 31, 2014 to assist. The two men, Brian Wilson and Sean Hillhouse of Christian Supply, a Georgia-based company, were working on a tower at the church when their […]

  • United Township volleyball prepares for upcoming season

    The United Township volleyball team was preparing for their upcoming season with a camp to tune up their skills. Coaches and players all agree that the camp helps teams grow and increase their skill levels. “This is basically like the last hoorah before we get into the serious stuff,” said one athlete. “This is our last little [chance to] make sure your skills are up to par and we’ll see what happens.” At the camp, the high school athletes also […]