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    Entrance To New Clinton School Causes Concerns

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    The new Clinton Middle School isn't open yet, but there are already safety concerns. One city council member says getting inside could create a dangerous traffic problem. More>>

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    Rock Island Taking Deer Hunting Applications As Deer Sightings Increase Video included

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    Deer hunters can apply to bow hunt in Rock Island for the next month. The city is getting ready to carry out its deer hunting program for the first full season. More>>

    NTSB Releases Cause Of Towboat Sinking

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    The NTSB’s report says it was human error: the master and mate failed to ensure sufficient clearance under the boat for the area. More>>

    Missing Van Found, Suspects Still Missing in Scott Co. Shooting

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    Officials have released more details in the shooting that took place on Monday morning in rural Scott County. The victim has been identified...

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    UPDATE: Rock Island Boil Order Lifted

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    The City of Rock Island has issued a Boil Advisory for parts of the city. The advisory is effective immediately for Rock Island water customers ... More>>

    Girl With Special Needs Denied Fair Rides Video included

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    Alison Atkins, 17-years-old with special needs, was looking forward to riding the Ferris Wheel yesterday at the Mississippi Valley Fair. But she was told by the ride operate that they weren't allowed to go because of her special needs. More>>

    Vehicles Smashed By Rocks Thrown Along Harrison St.

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    Two vehicles were smashed with large rocks thrown along Harrison St. early this morning.“They could have killed somebody. If that street would have been busy and had a lot of traffic to it, somebody could have got killed,” said Mary Walrup whose Jeep was hit by rocks.Pictures of victims' vehicles show dents, a broken handle, and a rear passenger window broken out by airborne chunks of concrete.Walrup shows us some of the nearly $7,000 in damage to her Jeep from rocks hurled from the west side... More>>

    Railroad Rescue Cart Helping To Save Lives In Clinton

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    A 17 year old fell 80 feet at Eagle Point Park in Clinton this week and there's still no word on his condition. He was air-lifted to Iowa City and the Clinton Fire Department used a special piece of equipment to make the rescue. More>>

    Mom Pleads Guilty To Leaving Baby Hot In Car In Moline

    Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned. Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned.
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    The mother accused of leaving her six month old baby alone in a hot car in Moline last week has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges. More>>

    Car/Pedestrian Accident Shuts Down 31st Ave. In Rock Island

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    Police in Rock Island have closed 31st Ave. between 11th St. and 9th St. because of a vehicle/pedestrian accident investigation More>>

    Moped Rider Dies In Henry County, Iowa Accident

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    A person has died after a moped accident on Highway 34 in Henry County Iowa. The incident happened two miles east of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Wednesday ... More>>

    Inspection Finds Rock Island Home Unlivable After Fire Video included

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    It was a small fire. But days after it broke out at a Rock Island house, residents are still not allowed back inside. And that has nothing to do with smoke or water damage. More>>

    Public Safety Top Priority at Mississippi Valley Fair

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    With the Mississippi Valley Fair now open and mild weather likely boosting attendance, upwards of 280,000 people or more are expected to turn out to enjoy the fun this year. Crowds that size can, obviously, be a challenge for local law enforcement, but they say they are ready. More>>

    Hillsdale Family Looking For Answers After Dog Shot

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    A holiday celebration until their dog was shot with kids in the crossfire. A Hillsdale family says a neighbor fired several shots into their yard over the Fourth of July weekend. More>>

    Rock Island Plans To Fix Drains In Flooded Park Video included

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    The Martin Luther King Jr. Park was built less than a year ago in Rock Island, and it was a community request. Aldermen worked to get $600,000 in state funding to construct it. Already, it's costing the city to fix. More>>

    Treasury Secretary Visits Alcoa Video included

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    United States Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, visits the Quad Cities Tuesday to tour the Alcoa plant. More>>

    Car Crashes Into Moline Apartment

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    It was a very close call tonight for one family celebrating a newborn in their home. A car ended up in the kitchen. More>>

    QCA Braces For Road Salt Costs

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    Salt supplies are low and costs are up because they used so much last winter. Salt prices will go up about 25% this winter for Davenport and other neighboring cities.

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    Mercer Co. Candidates See Changes For Treasurer's Office

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    Three months before November's election, Mercer County's Treasurer’s race just got interesting.“I strongly feel that there should be a second set of eyes on everything,” said Bev Lower, Democratic Party candidate for County Treasurer.“I want them to be able to come to me anytime, talk to me,” said Sandy Bull, the Republican Party candidate.One of the two candidates will replace former treasurer Mike Bertelsen who on Monday, admitted in court that he stole thousands of dollars in county funds.... More>>

    Complaints About Special Needs Riders Being Turned Away At Miss. Valley Fair

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    A miscommunication created frustration for some special guests, who claimed they were not permitted on some rides or told they were not for free. More>>

    Pickets Over Galesburg Teacher Contract Talks

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    Teachers in Galesburg and their supporters set up a long picket line outside the high school Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

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    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The Democrat signed the proposal Tuesday. More>>

    McVay In Court For Carrie Olson's Murder

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    UPDATE: Timothy McVay's preliminary hearing has been moved to August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., due to a state delay. More>>

    Plans To Revitalize Kewanee,IL Video included

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    Kewanee has a plan to boost the economy and all it's through a project that will create jobs, bring new businesses and attract visitors. "It's a community that has a lot of history. More>>

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Visits Quad Cities Tuesday

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will travel to Davenport, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to highlight economic growth, expanding opportunity, and investing in advanced manufacturing. More>>

    Land Price Approved For Marijuana Grow Center Video included

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    Rock Island council members have paved the way to bring a medical marijuana growing center to the city in an industrial area. Green Thumb Industries, LLC, which is based in Chicago, would pay the city $135,000 for the property, and would build the center on around 10 acres of land near the Milan border along 51 St. West.  More>>

    Meet K-9 Nicom Video included

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    There's a new crime fighter on the streets of Whiteside County these days. His name is K-9 Nicom, and he has a real nose for the job. The German Sheppard joined the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office last month and, already, he is proving himself to be a valuable crime fighting asset. More>>

    Man Falls From Eagle Point Park Cliff Video included

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     Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there. More>>

    Local Veterans Speak Out About Proposed Fix for VA Healthcare Video included

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    Leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees announced a $17 billion compromise proposal on Monday that is aimed at fixing problems with the VA healthcare system. At least some local veterans we talked to say the proposed bill be would be an important step forward, but that's all it is - a good first step. More>>

    Mississippi Valley Fair Features New, Exotic Attractions

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    Mississippi Valley Fair officials and vendors are putting the finishing touches on their attractions today, getting ready for the first day of the fair tomorrow. They're anticipating cooler temperatures this year and hoping for a big turnout, along with a lot of new and exotic shows. More>>

    Former Treasurer Tells KWQC "He's Sorry" For Stealing From Mercer County

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    The former treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Mercer County says he's guilty and is now awaiting sentencing.Mike Bertelsen pleaded guilty in a plea deal Monday to theft and official misconduct, both felonies. Bertelsen tells KWQC he's sorry and he’s asking for forgiveness from those who stood by him.In April 2012, Bertelsen explained Mercer County's dire financial situation.“We don't have any cash reserves. We haven't had anything invested in the general fund since 2009,”... More>>

    Two Boats Collide Near Clinton Video included

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    One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened... More>>

    Big Changes On The Way To SNAP Program Video included

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    Iowa and Illinois residents using food stamp benefits at some convenience stores and gas stations might have to find another place to shop. Merchants will now have to pay the transaction fees to process the benefits and those fees were once covered by the federal government. In iowa, stores that average a minimum of $100 a month in snap transactions get help from the federal government to pay for those transaction fees, but under the new federal farm bill that assistance won't be available. T... More>>

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    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
    • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

      5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

      Thursday, July 31 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:51:12 GMT
      Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...More >>
      Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...More >>
    • Century-old pipe break points to national problem

      Century-old pipe break points to national problem

      Thursday, July 31 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:35:13 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...More >>
      The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...More >>
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