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  • Mercer County High School bass fishing team

    Anglers from area high schools to compete in state competition

    Fishing is in the air for some local high schools who are advancing to a state competition for their angling skills.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron Makes $27.6M First Night

    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ makes $84.5 million on opening day in U.S.

    Fans across the country assembled as soon as the doors opened for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but the turnout fell short of breaking the opening day box office record.

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    Smoking to be banned on WIU campuses

    Western Illinois University will soon be smoke-free. The action goes hand-in-hand with Illinois’ Smoke-Free Campus Act.  The legislation notes that smoking will not be allowed on the “campus of a State-supported institution or higher education.” In the legislation, the General Assembly cited health hazards from second-hand smoke as a reason for this action.  The legislation  noted that according to a 2006 report from the Surgeon General “there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.” The law goes into […]

  • BB King, photo from his website

    Bluesman B.B. King ‘in home hospice care,’ his website says

    Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care."

  • Baltimore Rally & Arrest - May 1

    Freddie Gray: Curfew enforced after protesters’ celebration over charges

    After a day of jubilation following charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cleared the streets early Saturday to observe a curfew.

  • Pope Francis Delivers his Christmas Message

    Man hangs up on the Pope — twice

    Pope Francis called an Italian man Monday to inquire about his poor health, according to l'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper. He does this so often he's been dubbed "the Cold Call Pope."

  • Pickup involved in I-88 crash 5-1-15 (WQAD Photo)

    Semi, pickup collide on I-88 near Whiteside-Rock Island County line

    Eastbound traffic on Interstate 88 near the Rock Island County and Whiteside County border was backed up after a crash. A semi and a pickup collided on the roadway Friday morning, May 1, 2015.  Eastbound traffic was blocked after the crash. Firefighters said roughly 30 gallons of Diesel fuel had leaked from the semi. Hazmat had the spill under control before it reached a nearby creek. The driver of the pickup was reportedly flown from the scene.  The semi driver’s […]

  • Miranda Lambert

    Miranda Lambert tour to stop in Moline

    Miranda Lambert scheduled a performance at the iWireless Center that brings back some of her older songs. Lambert’s show will be at the Moline, Illinois venue Saturday, October 17.   The set list will be from her “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” tour, which includes songs like “Over You,” “The House That Built Me,” “Little Red Wagon,” and “Gunpowder and Lead.” “God Made Girls” singer RaeLynn will be joining Lambert on tour, along with Ashley Monroe- known for her duet “On […]

  • Ian Dishon Isabel photo from Davenport Police

    Cameras found in Davenport school lands former employee 30 years in prison

    A former Davenport Schools employee will serve 30 years in prison for putting cameras in the restroom of an elementary school.

  • Long Ladder Home, photo courtesy of the band

    Studio 8 features rock, folk group Long Ladder Home

    Who we are: Long Ladder Home What our music is: Rock/Folk/Acoustic What sets our music apart from the rest: “Long Ladder Home is about life’s journey. Whether we face depression, anxiety, addiction, religious struggle, health problems, loss or abuse, we all must reach higher ground. We have to lend a helping hand to others. LLH does just that. Through lyrics, connecting with listeners online and in person, community involvement and online involvement, we help wherever we can. We also have learned a lot about […]

  • jockey

    The Derby’s dark side: Jockeys are the most injured, underpaid pro athletes

    The thoroughbreds they ride are running at speeds of more than 40 mph, which means that paralysis and even death are not uncommon.

  • Larry King Live: Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley is not Chris Christie’s ally

    Kirstie Alley is not Republican presidential hopeful and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's ally--at least not the one who pleaded guilty to fraud and civil rights violations in federal court on Friday.


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