City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf Recreation Study

Bettendorf is studying the future of some of its recreation facilities. And Thursday a consultant that's been working with the city will present its recommendations at two public open houses.

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A stand of trees in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri looks a little more sparse than what is often depicted in a forest.

The trees are eight to ten feet apart, and that’s on purpose, fire management officer Greg Painter said.

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The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin will serve up a new sport next year. The CCIW has announced men's volleyball will begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.

French police say the suspect wanted in the shooting attack on the Strasbourg Christmas market that killed three people was "shot dead" Thursday, according to media reports. His identity has not been confirmed.

The suspect had evaded police since the attack Tuesday night, despite a massive search involving hundreds of police and soldiers.

Modern Woodmen has decided to sell its bank. Thursday the fraternal financial services organization based in Rock Island announced an agreement with Axos Bank, based in San Diego.

Kimberly-Clark has issued a voluntary recall of some U by Kotex tampons, after a "quality-related defect" caused the tampons to come apart inside of consumers' bodies, leaving pieces behind after the tampon was removed.

The problematic tampons have pushed users to "seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body," the personal care company says. "There also have been a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms."

President Trump insists that he didn't violate campaign finance laws and that any legal liability for hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him rests with his former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen.

"I never directed him to do anything wrong," Trump said Thursday afternoon in an interview with Fox News. "Whatever he did, he did on his own."

A new report published by a national non-profit finds that Illinois prisons are holding about 17,000 more people than they were designed to house.



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