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    Local society beginning relief efforts for Nepal earthquake victims

    The Quad Cities Nepalese Society held a meeting in Moline to discuss how to best help earthquake victims in Nepal. Dozens of people from around the Quad Cities and from Cedar Rapids attended the meeting Sunday, April 26, 2015. At the meeting they discussed their plan to send two or three people over to Nepal to begin helping displaced families. The society is raising money to buy tents, food, and water, for victims who are stranded with no place to go. […]

  • World champion disc golfer joins QC tournament

    Disc golfers competed in a weekend-long tournament in the Quad Cities and joining them was three-time world champion Paul McBeth.

  • New additions to Goose Lake, Iowa school unveiled to community

    The Northeast Community School District in Goose Lake, Iowa unveiled some new additions at their high school. An open house Sunday, April 26, 2015 allowed community members to come in and see what construction crews have been working on for the last year and a half. The additions included a new gym, stem room, science rooms, locker rooms, and a concession stand. Taxpayer money funded the additions and Principal Alicia Christiansen said parents would be happy to see the upgrades […]

  • Nepal earthquake: Traumatized nation copes with a panorama of devastation

    They dug through rubble, looking for survivors but usually finding bodies. At night, they slept in open fields in the frigid night air. Food and clean water became rarities, uncertainty and fear constants.

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    Nepal earthquake: Tales of visitors who survived — and those who did not

    Ashleigh Stumler thought she was getting dizzy as she hiked in the thin air of Mount Everest. But a guide told her it was something else. An earthquake was roiling Nepal and shaking the world's tallest mountain to its roots.

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    Raw video shows avalanche at Mount Everest base camp after Nepal earthquake

    ***Warning: Raw video footage includes strong language which may be disturbing to some viewers. After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck in Nepal, an avalanche hit the base camp at Mount Everest and stunning video posted on YouTube shows the moment when things at that camp went from calm to chaotic. The footage was posted on YouTube Sunday by user Jost Kobusch along with the description: “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we […]

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    Car runs red light, strikes squad car transporting prisoner in Rock Island

    A vehicle packed with five people collided with an Illinois State Trooper who was driving with a prisoner in the front seat, police say.

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    How Girl Scout Cookies helped these sisters survive

    Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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    Sign to showcase construction location of Rhythm City Casino denied

    A request to place sign along I-80 to show where Rhythm City Casino’s new home would be has been denied, according to the City of Davenport’s information site.

  • Tour de Brew takes bicyclists around QC to raise money for cancer patients

    For a second year, people rode their bikes in the Tour de Brew for cancer awareness. The event took riders to six different breweries in the Quad Cities on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Bicyclists started at RIBCO in Rock Island and made their way to Brew in the Village of East Davenport, Great River Brewery in Davenport, Steel Head Tavern in Moline, The Edge in Rapids City, and finally Bent River Brewery in Moline. The ride ended back at RIBCO, […]

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    Creepy message alerts parents that their baby monitor was hacked

    A little boy had told his parents someone talked to him at night. It wasn’t until they heard it themselves that the parents realized his baby monitor had been hacked. “Wake up little boy, daddy’s looking for you.” That was the message that came over on their son’s baby monitor, according to a report by CBS News. “Well I started to cry in there, because it all started coming back to me, and I started figuring things out,” the mom said. […]

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    Major aftershock hits Nepal a day after cataclysmic earthquake

    By Manesh Shrestha, Jethro Mullen and Mark Morgenstein Editor’s note: As the rescue and recovery efforts continue, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, aid and medical assistance. Click here to find out about the organizations you can assist. KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) — (CNN) — A powerful aftershock jolted Nepal on Sunday as the Himalayan nation struggled to cope with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake that had struck a day earlier, killing more than 2,000 people and leveling scores […]

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