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Davenport family keeps Irish tradition going strong - Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Every year the Ryan family cooks mounds of corn beef and serves up multiple kegs of beer for their St. Patrick's Day neighborhood celebration. The event draws neighbors by the dozens.

New video shows deadly Florida bridge collapse; engineer warned of cracking 2 days earlier - Sat, 17 Mar 2018
MIAMI – An engineer for the company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday, killing at least six people, left a voice mail two days earlier for a Florida Department of Transportation employee advising there was “some cracking that’s been observed on the north end of the span.” The state employee was out on assignment Tuesday and didn’t hear the voice mail from W. Denney Pate of FIGG Bridge Engineers until he returned to the office Friday, the DOT […]

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days short of retirement - Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Fired less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.

What keeps the St. Patrick’s Day traditions going in the Quad Cities - Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The Quad Cities devotes a whole weekend to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations every year, but for one devoted group it’s top of mind all year long.

Ivanka Trump to visit Iowa Monday to discuss workforce and infrastructure - Sat, 17 Mar 2018
WAUKEE, Iowa – Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump will make a stop in Iowa on March 19 with Gov. Kim Reynolds. Trump, who is both the daughter and an assistant to the President, will tour the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center to learn about the Waukee School District’s experiential learning program in which students work directly with local businesses. The trip is part of a larger effort to promote the Trump administration’s plan, which includes measures that aim to improve workforce […]

1,100 Chicago-area students get detentions for participating in walkout to protest gun violence - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
About 1,100 students at two suburban Chicago high schools will serve hour-long detentions for participating in this week's walkout to protest gun violence.

Local farmers share concerns about possible trade retaliation against tariffs on steel and aluminum - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
The tariffs could open the door for those countries to steal customers that the United States currently exports to.

Watch: A piping hot “Breakfast with…” RI County Chairman Doug House after GMQC - Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The Illinois Primary is Tuesday, March 20, and Good Morning Quad Cities will talk with local leaders from both the Republican and Democratic side before the election.

Old West is coming to life in Davenport this weekend - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
This is the third year Davenport has hosted the event.

Scam alert: Iowa American Water warns customers about imposters - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
Company emphasizes that water company employees always have company-issued photo ID badges; if in doubt, call the water company to confirm a worker’s identity

Former Rhythm City Casino riverboat burns in Memphis - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
WQAD's sister station WREG reports that The old Rhythm City Casino riverboat went up in flames today.

Company expansion could mean 100-plus new jobs for Dubuque - Fri, 16 Mar 2018
A medical supply company says its plans for a $20 million facility would bring more than 100 new jobs to Dubuque.