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  • This is a letter written by Lady Duff-Gordon to a friend about being chastised by the press after she and her husband were rescued from the sinking Titanic in life boat number 1.

    Letter from Titanic survivor sells for nearly $12,000 at auction

    (CNN) — An indignant letter written by a Titanic survivor to a friend in New York sold at auction this week for $11,875, according to RR Auction in Boston. The remarks were written on Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon’s personal letterhead and dated May 27, 1912 — six weeks after HMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage — and seem to indicate that she and her husband, Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, didn’t receive such a warm welcome home after […]

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    NFL says it’s looking into why footballs were deflated at Patriots game

    The NFL said Friday "the evidence thus far supports the conclusion" the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game last Sunday.

  • Body found behind Agency Street HyVee in Burlington (photo used with permission from Vern Ancelet)

    Body found in wooded area behind Burlington, Iowa HyVee

    A body was found in a wooded area north of HyVee in Burlington, Iowa.

  • Madison Keys

    Madison Keys advances to Round 3 of Australian Open

    Rock Island-native Madison Keys has won her second match in the Australian Open.

  • Jose Enrique Morales, photo from the Marshalltown Police Department

    Man wanted for first degree murder in connection with Marshalltown shooting arrested

    The man that police were looking for in connection with a fatal shooting in Marshalltown has been arrested along with two others. Marshalltown Chief of Police Michael Tupper said that 20-year-old Dedrikk Fisher died at a hospital roughly an hour after being shot in Marshalltown, Iowa.  The shooting was reported at a home in the northwest part of the city around 11:10 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015. Police said that 19-year-old Jose Enrique Morales of Marshalltown was wanted for first degree […]

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    Man imprisoned after selling heroin in Davenport area for roughly six years

    A Davenport man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for selling heroin.

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    Mom outraged by school bus brake lights she says are shaped like pentagrams

    A Tennessee parent is upset after she says she saw a symbol that looked like a pentagram on a school bus. The mom told WMC she snapped a photo of the brake light on a school bus.

  • Kids learn lifelong lessons in the boxing ring

    Boxers were training Saturday, January 17, 2015 for the upcoming Silver Glove Regional Tournament. Trainers said the kids training at the Rock Island facility were building confidence, character, and life skills. “These kids they come they work hard at the gym, their physically fit,” said one trainer. “It gives them a sense of accomplishment when they win their first fight Instructors have the kids do various drills and sparring in their training to keep them physically fit and focused. Anybody […]

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    Chicago’s O’Hare tops Atlanta as ‘world’s busiest airport’

    By Thom Patterson (CNN) — Look out. The bragging war between two of the world’s busiest airports just got more intense. For the first time in a decade, Chicago’s O’Hare topped Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson in total flights by more than 13,000, according to new stats from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The score for 2014: Chicago, 881,933; Atlanta, 868,359. Hey, this is important. It’s about who’s No. 1. It’s about bragging rights. “Chicago reclaims its place” as the “world’s busiest airport,” […]

  • Tom Brady speaks on DeflateGate 1-22-15

    Tom Brady weighs in on ‘Deflategate': ‘I didn’t alter the ball’

    (CNN) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told reporters Thursday said he didn’t deflate footballs at Sunday’s AFC championship game. “I didn’t alter the ball in any way. I have a process that I go through before every game where I go in and I pick the footballs that I want to use for the game,” Brady told reporters. Asked whether he was confident that no one on his team had done anything wrong, Brady replied: “I have no […]

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    Viral Video: What NFL players are saying, according to ‘Bad Lip Reading’

    It’s hard to tell what NFL players are saying to each other out on the field, but one can imagine. The lip-dub added to this “Bad Lip Reading” video may be out of the box, but it sure puts a hilarious spin on the NFL. Watch last year’s “Bad Lip Reading — click here.  Watch more viral videos – click here.

  • Snow on deck in Aledo 1-5-15 photo shared by Matt Simpson via Facebook

    Share your photos: January 2015 Snow

    What does the snow look like where you live?


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