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  • Portion of 12th Avenue closes for construction in East Moline

    In East Moline pavement replacement is scheduled on 12th Avenue between 1st Street and 7th Street.  This work will close the roadway. Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, October 20, workers will be removing an old railroad track that hasn’t been used in “many years,” according to Dave Lambrecht, the director of Maintenance Services. “The rail sections and crossing panels are deteriorating and require removal before they become a danger to traffic,” Lambrecht said. Lambrecht said multiple crews will be working […]

  • Pavement patching in Bettendorf causes lane closures for a month

    The Centennial Bridge has reopened, but that doesn’t mean the QC is clear of construction. Starting the week of October 20, 2014 crews will be working in Bettendorf at various places along Grant and State Streets from 6th to 26th Streets.  They will be patching concrete pavement in the area. Traffic is expected to be down to two lanes with a possibility of only one lane in the eastbound direction along some portions of State Street. There will be flagmen […]

  • Photo shared by Adam Kidd, 10-19- 14

    Photos: Colors and Changes of Fall

    It seems the leaves on the trees change in the blink of an eye. They're full and green one day, and then they're on the ground the next.

  • Residents evacuated during Bettendorf apartment fire

    Residents at a Bettendorf apartment were evacuated because of a fire. A spokesperson from the City of Bettendorf said around 5:10 a.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 a fire was reported at an apartment in the 300 block of 8th Street. Thick smoke was seen coming out of the building, prompting the evacuation of about 20 people inside. When Bettendorf firefighters arrived there were flames coming from the second floor. They were able to put out the fire. Four units inside […]

  • Alfred G. Lee, photo from Whiteside County Jail

    Gunshots reported, injured man shows up at Sterling gas station

    At the same time that people in Sterling were saying they heard gunshots in the area, a gas station employee reported that a man came to the business saying he was shot multiple times. On Saturday evening, October 18, 2014, the Sterling Police Department began getting numerous calls from people saying they had heard gunshots near West 6th Street and Avenue B.  It was also at that time that the gas station employee called. The employee was working at the […]

  • U.S. Army Clears Way for Ebola Treatment Unit

    Military preps team for Ebola response in US

    The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.

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    ‘American Idol’ alum Joanne Borgella dies at 32

    Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page.

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    One property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

    File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.

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    Audi driverless car to hit 150 mph

    An Audi RS7 performance car will go as fast as 150 miles per hour on a racetrack this weekend -- and no one will be behind the wheel.

  • Centennial Bridge, Iowa side, 10-14-14, photo from Iowa DOT

    Centennial Bridge reopening is upon us

    There is an end in sight for the construction on the Centennial Bridge. Wrapping up a roughly two-month-long project, construction crews were expected to complete their work on Sunday, October 19, 2014, according to the Bi-State Regional Commission spokesperson. The repairs, which included replacing expansion joints and beams along the entire span of the bridge, began Sunday, August 3, 2014 and the project was expected to be completed within 35 days. Click here for full coverage on the 2014 Centennial Bridge […]

  • Stand off in Warren County, 10-17-14, WQAD Photo

    Warren County stand-off ends with arrest after several hours

    A stand-off in Warren County came to an end after several hours. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, a situation escalating to a standoff began around 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 off of 155th Street near Route 164 in Cameron, Illinois. An intoxicated man, identified as 26-year-old Dustin R. Lewis, reportedly fired a shot inside his home according to the Warren County State’s Attorney’s Office. Upon arrival, deputies were told by Lewis’ family members that he was inside […]

  • Man accused of shooting car on University of Iowa campus

    One man has been arrested, suspected of shooting a vehicle on the University of Iowa’s campus. A release from Iowa City said after hearing multiple gunshots around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014, police found two females standing outside a vehicle near Market and Madison Streets. That vehicle had been shot multiple times. Officers determined the suspect, 25-year-old Fabian Miniel, had fled the area. He was found at a residence on 2nd Street in Coralville and taken into custody, according […]


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