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Volunteers pushing for new school district say they’re not ready to take in students if Blue Grass school closes - Wed, 23 May 2018
Blue Grass, Iowa–  Parents and volunteers from the West Scott School District project says they’ve seen a lot more support to break away from the Davenport Community School District. “The number of signatures has likely doubled in the last 24 hours as a result of the meeting and the new option on the table,” says West Scott School District project volunteer, Miles Musick. During Monday night’s board meeting, Davenport school board members agreed that Superintendent Art Tate’s 20/20 plan should […]

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead - Wed, 23 May 2018
No law enforcement agents were shot or wounded but one person leaving her apartment was injured and in stable condition

Judge orders 30-year-old to move out of parents’ home in ‘surreal’ court hearing - Wed, 23 May 2018
The judge said that's not true, pointing to an appellate court decision ruling, and asked the parents' lawyer to come up with an eviction order that Greenwood could sign. He also asked adult protective services to investigate the case.

14-foot Burmese python loose in Indiana city, police warn - Wed, 23 May 2018
Anyone who sees the python is asked to leave it alone and dial 911.

Generations of first responders come together at appreciation event - Tue, 22 May 2018
Residents of Friendship Manor and community members gathered to honor first responders, both past and present. 

Muscatine School District investing one million dollars into music programs - Tue, 22 May 2018
Muscatine, Iowa– The Muscatine School District is investing one-million dollars into it’s music programs. Band director, Jeff Heid, has been pushing for the money for over six months but the program has needed new equipment since before he started seventeen years ago. “This is long overdue,” said Heid, “We have a baritone here somewhere that’s about eighty-five years old and the middle schools have instruments that are held together with duct tape”. The problem has gotten so bad they have […]

Trucks from I-80 Equipment sold at auction in Colona - Tue, 22 May 2018
Hundreds of bucket trucks were up for auction after the company that owned them declared bankruptcy.

River Bend Foodbank ‘closer to ending hunger than ever before’ - Tue, 22 May 2018
Fewer people are going hungry in the Quad Cities, according to the head of the River Bend Foodbank.

Woman charged with lying to police in connection to Jenni McGruder case - Tue, 22 May 2018
A woman is charged with lying to police in connection with the deadly shooting of a Galesburg mother.

Entire Davenport community must step up to prevent juvenile crime, officials say - Tue, 22 May 2018
"We can't arrest our way out of this," said Mayor Frank Klipsch.

Church leader reacts to proposed crime summit for teen violence - Tue, 22 May 2018
DAVENPORT- A local minister says he thinks a community summit on teen violence and crime is a great idea and long overdue. “It brings a lot of voices together, a lot of ideas together, and it shows that people are on the same page,” said Pastor Rob White, with First Baptist Church in Davenport. On Monday, the mayor and police chief of Davenport announced an upcoming summit to address the crime wave of stolen cars and shootings in the area, […]

Iowa DOT considers adding a car ferry to connect Savanna and Sabula while bridge construction finishes - Tue, 22 May 2018
"We are affected by about 20-percent of our business, and once after Memorial Day weekend through the rest of the summer, we think that will be closer to 30 to 35-percent," says Sullivan.