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  • Larry “The Flag Man” featured in 9-11 event

    A Quad Cities-area man, known for placing thousands of flags in public along military funeral routes, presented a moving display of flags in memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Larry “The Flagman” Eckhardt, of Little York, Illinois, made it his mission to honor fallen military service members and veterans by placing hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of flags along the routes for their funeral processions. His work became so well-known the volunteers often step up to help […]

  • Sheriff pleads guilty to charge based on cyber-stalking

    The same day he confirmed being under state investigation, Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct based on attempted cyber-stalking, and resigned.

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    Police say Maquoketa gunman planned to commit suicide

    An autopsy was completed on the former Maquoketa City Manager who fired shots during a Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting in Maquoketa.

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks rethinks no-tattoo policy for baristas

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Starbucks might soon give baristas the right to bare ink. The company currently has a no-tattoo policy for the men and women whipping up our Caramel Macchiatos, but its reconsidering it. Workers are now required to cover up tattoos while they’re on the job – generally with long sleeves and long pants. Related link:  Photos: Show your ink On Monday Starbucks posed the question “How do you suggest we strike the right balance between self-expression and professionalism?” […]

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    Rock Island trucking terminal owner fined and cited for alleged safety violations

    OSHA cited and fined Central Transport "repeat and willful violations" that allegedly endangered worker safety at the company's facility in Rock Island.

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    Facebook testing disappearing posts

    Facebook is testing a feature, with certain iOS app users, that would let users set a time for their status updates to disappear.

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    Actor Richard Kiel, known as James Bond villain ‘Jaws,’ dies

    Richard Kiel, the actor best known for playing the James Bond villain "Jaws," died at a California hospital. He was 74.

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    Veterans Affairs department launches massive hiring blitz

    The beleaguered Veterans Affairs department is launching a major recruitment campaign to bring aboard legions of healthcare professionals and support staff.

  • 9-11 remembrance planned at Rock Island Arsenal

    A remembrance ceremony and memorial walk were planned to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

  • Oscar Pistorius

    Judge says Pistorius was negligent but did not commit murder

    The night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius did not intend to kill her, but he could be found guilty of guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa said.

  • Ray Rice

    Conflict swirls over what the NFL knew, and when, about the Ray Rice video

    (CNN) — Nothing less than the NFL’s reputation is on the line, and possibly the job of the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell. A bombshell video shows Ray Rice knocking out his now-wife on a casino elevator. Another shows him dragging her off. Related: Disturbing video shows Ravens’ Ray Rice punching fiancee in elevator What we don’t know for certain is what the NFL knew about the incident and when the league knew it. There are conflicting stories. Critics want answers. Some […]

  • The Pledge from Miss Ballard’s class at Roosevelt Elementary

    Kindergarteners from Miss Ballard's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Roosevelt Elementary School in Moline.

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