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Saturday, February 29th, 2020

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Births for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

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Mexican family opens their third restaurant in the QCA in under 3 years

The Lua family's first restaurant is Old Mexico in Rock Island, the second is D'Lua in Moline which just opened in October of 2019, and now, their third restaurant which is also called D'lua opened in Bettendorf on 18th street!

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Lottery for Saturday

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Deere & Co laying off 42 at Waterloo location on May 4

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. plans to lay off 42 workers in Waterloo — the latest round of layoffs in the state the farm equipment maker has announced in recent months.

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Iowa Gov. Reynolds, U.S. Ernst talk about motivations at GOP reception

For about a half-hour Friday night, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, gave a crowd of about 200 a peek into the life choices and motivations that led them into their current positions as two of the…

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60s on Sunday - There's a chance!!!

With a cold front just west of the QCA on Sunday we could easily top 60 degrees!

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Watch Australian veterinarians pull entire beach towel out of python’s mouth

This is no magic trick. Veterinarians in Australia have pulled a beach towel out of an 18-year-old jungle carpet python named Monty.

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St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting

A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting.

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Iowa State researchers studying why some people are motivated to cook meth

Cooking meth is a felony that leads to many years in prison, but that's not enough to stop some people.

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Coronavirus causing issues for local athlete playing basketball in Italy

Rockridge graduate Ethan Happ, who is currently playing basketball in Italy, says his team has now cancelled this week's games.

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Meet Melanie Lentz, featured speaker at Women's Health and Lifestyle Fair

She's the author of an Amazon best-selling book called "Agent Innocent: How the Secret Service Changed My Life."

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Pete Buttigieg keeps lead in Iowa after release of updated caucus results

Buttigieg leads Sanders by a narrow margin of 0.04 percentage points.

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Maquoketa man accused of breaking into home while armed, stealing dog

According to a criminal complaint, on Feb. 13, 23-year-old Tyler Curley broke into a man's home on 2nd Street in Maquoketa, armed with two knives.

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Former Aledo banker sentenced to 5 years, ordered to pay $23.5 million for fraud

On Friday, a federal judge sentenced Dana Frye, the former executive vice president and chief loan officer of the failed Country Bank of Aledo, to five years in prison.

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Twelve people now being monitored for the coronavirus in Iowa

The department's website was updated Friday with the new numbers.

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Pritzker: Coronavirus risk is low, but officials prepared

He says the state is expanding testing labs to monitor the disease.

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Lane closures expected on portion of River Drive for I-74 bridge work

This is expected to start Monday and go until Friday, March 6. This is dependent on the weather.

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City officials working to retrieve over 6,000 tires from property in Davenport

In a Facebook post on Friday, officials said Davenport Public Works and Neighborhood Services teamed up to remove the tires from the property. This is located off of Lincoln Avenue.

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Work to begin on portion of Devils Glen Road; expected to last 4 weeks

The construction is expected to begin on Wednesday, March 4 and will be between Belmont Road and Winston Drive.

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Galesburg police asking for help locating teen who hasn't been seen in a week

She's described as being 5'3 and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Police investigating after Smart Intermediate is broken into Friday morning

Police say there was damage that was reported at one of the doors and they have not determined at this time if anything had been taken.

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America’s flu season toll: 18K dead, 32M sick

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 32 million flu illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from flu.

Quad-City Times DJ expands into events, hosts first 'Not Another Bridal Expo' in Moline Quad-City Times

DJ expands into events, hosts first 'Not Another Bridal Expo' in Moline

Obot Udoh thinks there’s a better way for prospective brides and grooms to choose their wedding vendors.

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MARX: Thin mints are far better than Samoas

To the best of my knowledge:

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MARX: Thin mints are far better than Samoas

To the best of my knowledge:

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Village of Atkinson officials warn of person asking to see resident's utility bill

Officials in the Village of Atkinson are alerting the public about someone who has been reported going around asking to see light bills.

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Government Bridge Will Be Closed Saturday

On Saturday, the Government Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Workers will repair one of the lift cylinders on the swing span. Trains, pedestrians, and bicyclists will be able to use the bridge as normal.

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BIZ BYTES: Village, Chamber of Milan to host career fair March 20

The Village of Milan and the Milan Chamber of Commerce will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 20 at Camden Centre, 2701 E. First St.

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Davenport Lawyer Announces Run for Scott County Board

A Davenport attorney wants Scott County government to be more accessible and representative. On Thursday, Jazmin Newton announced she's running for the board of supervisors.

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Genesis East campus in Davenport to get a well to keep the hospital running in an emergency

A well is expected to be drilled this summer on the campus of Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, that would provide water to keep the hospital running in the event of a catastrophe that cut off service from Iowa…

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Carl Sandburg College Extends Reilly's Contract

Trustees of Carl Sandurg College are happy with the job their president is doing. Thursday night, the board approved a four-year contract extension for Dr. Seamus Reilly.

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Illinois man seeks bench trial in young son’s beating death

A suburban Chicago man charged with last year's beating death of his 5-year-old son has asked for a judge, not a jury, to decide his fate.

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Government Bridge to close Saturday

The Government Bridge between Arsenal Island and Davenport will be closed Saturday to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.The closure is so that repairs can be performed to one of the lift cylinders on the swing span.Rail and…

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Government Bridge to close Saturday

The Government Bridge between Arsenal Island and Davenport will be closed Saturday to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.The closure is so that repairs can be performed to one of the lift cylinders on the swing span.Rail and…

WVIK The Gig Economy Thriving in the QC WVIK

The Gig Economy Thriving in the QC

On Midwest Week, a look at a growing part of the economy, in the Quad Cities and across the country.

WVIK New Director of Economic Development for Galesburg WVIK

New Director of Economic Development for Galesburg

A man with experience working in the Quad Cities will soon begin working in Galesburg. The city has hired Ryan Berger to be Director of Community Development.

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Four arrested after $80k worth of stolen iPhones found during traffic stop in Knox County

Four people are facing charges after Knox County sheriff’s deputies say they found $80,000 worth of stolen iPhones in their vehicle.

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Company wins state aid for moving production, jobs into Iowa

The Timken Co. is planning to move auger production to Clinton from across the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois.

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Argument over dog poop leads to shooting in Colo.

Nottingham said he sees it all the time but never heard of a dog walk resulting in gunfire until Tuesday. No one was hit.

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Florida hospital worker accused of licking patient’s toes says he’s innocent

A Florida man was arrested Tuesday after reportedly licking a patient’s toes while working at a hospital. He claims he is innocent and it was a misunderstanding.

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When Love Hurts

18-year-old Karla Lozano knows what it is like to grow up in a violent home and be sexually assaulted. She speaks openly about her trauma and her work with, "Break the Cycle" an organization dedicated to creating a culture without violence.

WVIK Good Morning from WVIK for Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 WVIK

Good Morning from WVIK for Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

- help this weekend to prepare for spring flooding,

Quad-City Times Rick's Six: Tire cleanup in Davenport, new Q-C restaurants, and Civil Rights Commission dispute heads to court Quad-City Times

Rick's Six: Tire cleanup in Davenport, new Q-C restaurants, and Civil Rights Commission dispute heads to court

A good February Friday to all. Light snow or flurries are likely across the region this morning. Snowfall accumulations up to one half inch will be possible across east central Iowa and west central Illinois.

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Iowa House passes bill requiring costly moves in gun-free zones

Iowa House Republicans passed the bill on Thursday with full Republican support.

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Well Above Normal Temperatures On Sunday

Temperatures will run above normal on Saturday and well above normal on Sunday.

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Births for Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

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Fulton woman on mission to thank veterans one ribbon at a time

Valerie Graham crochets ribbons and gives them to veterans she meets.

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Local epidemiologist clarifies concerns over the coronavirus

The coronavirus continues to spread across the globe with about 82,000 confirmed cases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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Boom! Biggest explosion seen in universe came from black hole

The biggest explosion seen in the universe has been found. This record-breaking, gargantuan eruption came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light-years away.

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Spring Flood Outlook Number 2

The second Spring Flooding Outlook was released Thursday. Here's a peak.

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Iowa DNR issues ice fishing warning as temperatures warm-up

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning people to be careful as they head out on the ice at places like Lost Grove Lake. Just this Monday, a man fell through the ice at Lake Wapello and had to be rescued.

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Stolen hearse carrying casket recovered after freeway chase

Local media have reported that the body was left in the vehicle while a mortuary attendant brought a different body into the church and that’s when the vehicle was stolen.

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With passion and some help from friends, attorney Jazmin Newton enters Scott Co. Supervisors race

An new candidate to the Scott County Board of Supervisors, Jazmin Newton announced with the help of some high-profile Quad Citians.

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City crews remove hundreds of tires from Davenport yard

Skid loaders rumbled through the back yard of a Davenport home Thursday to continue the removal of hundreds of tires. At times, one section of Lincoln Avenue remained closed during removal, which began Tuesday.

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Risk of major flood in Quad Cities has gone down 'a little bit' but remains 'well above normal'

The current outlooks shows a roughly 37% probability of a record flood of the Mississippi River.

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Van Fossen files written arraignment; pretrial conference scheduled for March 25

A Davenport West High School teacher accused of secretly recording videos of women in his Bettendorf home filed a written arraignment Thursday in Scott County Court.

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Government Bridge to be closed for most of Saturday for repairs

Officials say the closure is so crews can make repairs to one of the lift cylinders on the swing span.

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Lowe's is looking to hire 350 associates throughout Iowa and Illinois

Across the country, the company is gearing up to help customers with spring projects and they say they could use a hand.

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Amber Alert issued for 3 children missing from Georgia

They report 6-year-old Meadow Lin Gentry, 5-year-old Autumn Leann Gentry, and 3-year-old Kole Aaron Gentry were taken Wednesday by Marshall Aaron Gentry.

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Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ is scammed out of $400K

The scammer used what initially looked like her assistant's email address, but on a closer look, it was misspelled by one letter.

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Arsenal Museum to host free talk Saturday on Civil War-era black regiment

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum will host a free talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, on the 108th United States Colored Troops, who served as guards at Rock Island Prison Barracks during the Civil War.

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No injuries reported following house fire in Davenport

The fire was brought under control and was extinguished quickly according to fire officials.

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Midday Medical: Screening for macular degeneration

Dr. Martin O'Malley with Eye Surgeons Associates explains with new treatments, it's important to screen early for the condition that can cause blindness.

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"Leap into Flood Preparation" This Weekend

Anyone who wants to get ready for spring flooding can learn how on Saturday. The Scott County Emergency Management Agency , Davenport , and Buffalo will host "Leap into Flood Preparation" at Modern Woodmen Park. The resource fair is for property owners and others affected by flooding in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

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Dubuque Airport Lands $1.3 Million to Better Air Service

A federal grant may help expand air service at the Dubuque airport. This week, it was awarded a 775,000 dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Longtime Circa lobby host 'Jonesy" recalled as fun-loving, welcoming presence

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse and the area theater community are mourning the loss of Ed “Jonesy” Jones, a longtime dinner-theater institution who died at 92 on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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JOHN MARX: Hurray for fish frys! Let's hear it for the old-fashioned fundraisers!

When I leave work on Friday, I'll cross the Government Bridge, catch Rock Island's 5th Avenue, and roll all the way to Alleman Catholic High School. There, I'll "catch'' some fish at the Alleman Booster Club's annual fish fry.

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"It was kind of fate": Augustana College alum back home in new theater job

When Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center hired its first outreach coordinator, it likely could not have found a better candidate than Jackie McCall.

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Check them out: New restaurants now open throughout the Quad-Cities

Looking for a new place to grab a bite around the Quad-Cities? Here are some spots to try. Know of any new restaurants we can add to our roundup lists? Email Laura Anderson Shaw at landerson@qconline.com.

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Bullied Australian boy won’t go to Disneyland, money will go to charity instead

The family of Quaden Bayles will turn down the money raised to send him to Disneyland

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Davenport West teacher accused of videotaping women in Bettendorf home pleads not guilty

A Davenport West High School science teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of secretly recording women in his Bettendorf home.

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Man reported missing out of Kewanee is found according to police

A man who was reported missing has been found according to the Kewanee Police Department.

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Davenport asks court to resolve Civil Rights Commission membership dispute

The filings are an attempt to end the yearlong membership controversy on the DCRC, which has gridlocked the all-volunteer commission even as the work of the permanent Civil Rights office continues.

Quad-City Times Fewer young eagles along the Mississippi: A blip, or cause for concern? Quad-City Times

Fewer young eagles along the Mississippi: A blip, or cause for concern?

Kelly McKay was in the midst of driving his Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey route along the Mississippi River when he realized he wasn't seeing very many young birds.

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Trends: There are now six burlesque troupes in the Quad-Cities. Meet Mary Quite Contrary, founder of the newest one, Mary Quite Contrary's House of Burlesque

Mary Francis is colorfully contrary.

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Noon update: Partly sunny and breezy

Here's your afternoon National Weather Service forecast.

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Traffic alert: Middle Road in Bettendorf

Bettendorf police say that Middle Road is currently shut down between Devils Glen Road and 23rd Street for an investigation into a crash with injuries.

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Portion of Devils Glen Road closed due to crash in Bettendorf

Police say Middle Road is currently closed between Devils Glen Road and 23rd Street for the crash.

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SAU continues fundraising for the McMullen Hall expansion

A gift from Nestle Purina PetCare will help renovate a building at St. Ambrose University. The company has donated 25,000 dollars to the campaign for McMullen Hall.

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Needles found near preschool in Fulton tested positive for meth

The items found were tested and according to police, the needles tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Dennis DeYoung concert in Davenport rescheduled for June 12

Former Styx lead singer Dennis DeYoung has rescheduled his concert at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino for 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020.

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Moline Tries to Control Geese

An expert may be hired to help the Moline Park Board clean up around the Ben Butterworth Parkway and Riverside Park. Thursday afternoon the board will consider hiring a company from Chicago called Wild Goose Chase to help solve its geese problem.

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Marijuana may be legal in some places, but it is still off-limits for Davenport city employees

The City of Davenport has 1,181 active employees.

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US Army recruits sworn in by NASA astronaut in orbit

More than 1,000 recruits joined the Army on Wednesday, but the person administering the oath wasn’t in the room with them. He was floating 250 miles above Earth.

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Muscatine teenager charged with shooting 16-year-old

A Muscatine teenager is facing an attempted murder charge after police say he shot another teenager Feb. 21.

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Johnny's Pizza and Slices announces closure; LoPiez to utilize their building

After serving the Quad Cities for over three years, Johnny's Pizza and Slices has announced they will be closing.

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Dog dies in Moline house fire Wednesday

A dog died in a fire that broke out in a Moline home Wednesday night, the Moline Fire Department said Thursday.

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Dog dies in Moline house fire

A Moline home was damaged by fire Wednesday night.

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Coronavirus: How will it impact the health of your 401K?

The fiscal impact of the coronavirus is spreading. Fears of a pandemic rattled global markets for a fifth consecutive trading session.

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Fifteen apply for vacant Iowa Supreme Court seat

Fifteen people have applied to fill an Iowa Supreme Court vacancy that will occur when Justice David Wiggins retired on March 13.

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Does the QC Need a New RR Bridge ?

Now that one new bridge across the Mississippi River is under construction, some long range planners are beginning to think about building another new bridge. But this one would be for the railroads.

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Examiners find man charged in grisly murder of Grindr date unfit for trial

A competency evaluation has been completed by health officials on the suspect accused of killing and mutilating a Michigan man.

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AUDIO: Colo. girl calls 911 for injured stuffed bunny; officer has perfect response

A 6-year-old girl in Colorado called 911 when her stuffed bunny became injured, and the responding police officer had the perfect response.

WVIK Good Morning from WVIK for Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020 WVIK

Good Morning from WVIK for Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020

- John Deere holds its annual meeting,

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Rick's Six: A safer bridge for all, car crashes into salon, a world-class riverfront playground, and Iowa prepared for coronavirus

A good Thursday to all. It's going to be another quiet weather day in the Quad-Cities before warming up this weekend.

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Mid-April Preview On Sunday!

After a week of wintry weather we will get another wonderful weekend in the QCA.

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Davenport City Council takes step towards creation of 'destination playground'

The Davenport City Council approved a motion to create a RFQ design competition for the creation of the destination playground.

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Births for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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Lieutenant Governor holds criminal justice reform meeting in Davenport

Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg was in the Quad Cities Wednesday to talk about criminal justice reform in Iowa.

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Quad City hospitals speak on coronavirus precautions

UnityPoint Health Trinity and Genesis told TV6 what precautions their hospitals are taking.