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  • Kaiser Carlile, a 9-year-old batboy for the Liberal, Kansas, Bee Jays, died Sunday, August 2, 2015, one day after he was struck in the head with a bat.

    Batboy Kaiser Carlile struck during collegiate baseball game dies

    A beloved 9-year-old batboy for a summer collegiate baseball team died Sunday, one day after he was struck in the head with a bat.

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    Blasting along 6th Avenue in Rock Island expected before crews install new sewer

    As part of a construction project along 6th Avenue in Rock Island, the contractor is expecting to do some excavation blasting. A new large diameter relief sewer is being installed on 6th Avenue between 17th and 24th Streets, according to Randall Tweet, the Public Works Director.  Before it can be installed, portions of the bedrock will need to be blasted in order to excavate the rock. Tweet said the contractor was expected to start drilling for blasting Wednesday, August 5, […]

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    Construction work to close portion of 6th Avenue in Rock Island

    Starting Monday, August 3, 2015 crews will be working along 6th Avenue in Rock Island.

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    Sherrard, Illinois’ namesake family celebrates 100th reunion

    Descendants of David Sherrard, who Sherrard, Illinois was named after in the 1800s, gathered for a family reunion in… you guessed it- Sherrard. Siblings George, Richard, Roger and Mary explained the lineage and how their family settled in the United States from Ireland. More than 115 family members showed up to the 100th Sherrard Family Reunion. They traveled from 16 states to be there, including from Colorado, Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Family members who show up to the reunion […]

  • Worker who died after Davenport wood chipper injury identified as Milan man

    The tree company worker who police say died after being injured by a wood chipper has been identified. Captain Brent Biggs with the Davenport Police Department said the worker has been identified as 28-year-old Byron Mayeux from Milan, Illinois. The incident happened Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Biggs said a call came in around 3 p.m. that someone in the 2200 block of East 32nd Street had been injured by a wood chipper.  When police arrived the injured man, Mayeux, was dead. […]

  • Dozens join in commemorative ride for Lane Evans

    Motorcyclists gathered for a memorial ride in honor of Congressman Lane Evans. Evans passed away in November 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is remembered for all of his years of service as the Illinois 17th District Representative. Related: Lane Evans remembered as a public servant with a conscience  The ride took place Saturday, August 1, 2015 and started at 15th Avenue and 37th Street in Rock Island.  The riders planned to stop by Hope Creek Care Center […]

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    Reports conflict on whether Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, also killed

    Conflicting reports emerged Saturday on whether Jericho, the brother of slain Cecil the lion, was also killed Saturday in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe.

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    Viral Video: 1000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ song ‘Learn to Fly’

    Warning: Strong language after the song is finished may be offensive to some viewers In an effort to get the Foo Fighters to perform a concert in Cesena, Italy, 1,000 musicians gathered and played “Learn to Fly” together. Hundreds of singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers made up the musical crowd. After the song was done, a man stood up and spoke to the crowd and to the Foo Fighters, naming each member.  He said he had organized the project, and had been working […]

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    Senator Rand Paul visits Davenport, plays baseball, talks taxes

    Senator Rand Paul was in Davenport enjoying a little baseball and talking taxes. Paul, a member of the GOP congressional baseball team, joined the Quad Cities River Bandits during their practice at Modern Woodman Park, Saturday, August 1, 2015. While he was at Modern Woodmen Park he joked about vying for a spot on the Bandits’ team, and said if he didn’t get a spot, he’d discuss his tax plan instead. Paul voiced his concern about “chasing jobs overseas” citing Burger […]

  • Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67. Anderson died Thursday, July 30, 2015, of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN.

    Lynn Anderson, ‘Rose Garden’ singer, dies at 67

    Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67.

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    Free backpacks given away at TCC stores in the Quad Cities Saturday

    Quad Citians in need can get a free backpack filled with supplies for their kids.

  • Photo courtesy of Pix 11, New York, NY

    What the officers who rescued a toddler from a hot car have to say

    (PIX 11) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two Bergen County Sheriff’s officers acted quickly to pull a 2-year-old boy out of a sweltering minivan in a Costco parking lot on River Road in Hackensack on Thursday. The boy’s mother, 42-year-old Chaeyoung Lim-Kim of West New York, returned to the vehicle with a cart full of groceries and a second child shortly after her son was rescued. The officers estimated he was locked inside the stifling van for at least 10 minutes, which is long […]

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