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    Boston Market feeds over 300,000 Thanksgiving Day workers

    The turkey is sliced, the potatoes are mashed, and the dinner rolls are warm.

  • Gun and ammo found in car of Davenport man arrested near White House

    Secret Service agents arrested a 41-year-old Davenport, Iowa man after he reportedly told police that someone told him to go to the White House.

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    Maker of new proportionate doll wanted to show ‘average is beautiful’

    For years parents have been concerned about the message the classic Barbie doll gives. Countless blogs and articles have explored the debate of Barbie’s influence on young girls. One blog from 2006 surveyed what Barbie does for a little girl’s body image. The “ScienceBlogs” post released a study showing that girls exposed to Barbie had a more negative body satisfaction than those exposed to a more proportionate doll. A 1998 article from online publisher, “The Independent,” discusses the debate on whether […]

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    Live-in boyfriend charged with murder of Illinois baby

    An Illinois man has been charged with the murder of an 8-month-old baby. At first 28-year-old Jose M. Nieto-Roman, who Illinois State Police say was the live-in boyfriend, was considered a person of interest in the death investigation of a Beardstown, Illinois baby. Nieto-Roman was being held in the Morgan County Jail for child endangerment, according to the Illinois State Police, and was already in custody when he was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated […]

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    High carbon monoxide levels make Burlington office building unsafe

    A Burlington, Iowa building was evacuated and remained vacated into the evening because of high carbon monoxide levels. The Burlington Fire Department was called to the Peterson Building at 214 N. 4th Street Wednesday afternoon, November 19, 2014. It was around 2:30 p.m. when carbon monoxide alarms were reportedly sounding.  The 4-story brick building had an elevated level of carbon monoxide, according to the readings taken by the firefighters. Inside the building are business offices, a dentist office, offices for […]

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    Motown great Jimmy Ruffin dies

    Jimmy Ruffin, silky-voiced singer of the Motown classic "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," died Monday in Las Vegas. He was 78.

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    Viral Video: Clinton health care facility launches music video to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’

    Staff and residents at a Clinton, Iowa health care facility took a break from their daily routines to make a parody music video. The Alverno Health Care Facility made their own music video for “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift. It was published on YouTube Friday, November 14, 2014. The Alverno offers long term care, a memory unit and rehab, according to the facility’s website.

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    Two men arrested in deaths of Honduran beauty queen and her sister

    A Honduran beauty queen and her sister were found dead Wednesday, police said, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested.

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    Photos: November 15th snowfall turns QC into winter wonderland

    The National Weather Service called this round of snow “the first widespread snowfall” in the area. Traveling in from the west, the snow was expected to arrive Saturday afternoon, November 15. Share your photos of the snow your city got!

  • 10 most challenged books of 2012 - "Scary Stories"

    ‘Scary Stories’ movie finds a new writer

    Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark" may have been just for kids, but the movie version won't be.

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    Grenade found on East Moline property

    A suspected live hand grenade was reportedly found at a property in East Moline.

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    Suspect still at large after pursuit that lasted more than an hour

    After a pursuit that lasted for more than an hour, police were still looking for a van and driver last seen in Davenport and Rock Island.

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