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submitted / Illinois Department of Transportation

This week, drivers should be prepared for another change in traffic patterns in downtown Moline.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Army and elected officials are shifting gears to support jobs and economic development on Arsenal Island. For 17 years, the federal government spent millions of dollars on the Arsenal Support Program Initiative, or ASPI.

But Michelle O'Neill reports over the winter, funding ran out and the program ended.

In 2001, the Arsenal Support Program Initiative became law, giving the Army permission to lease manufacturing space at its three arsenals to private companies. That included the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in the Quad Cities. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

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City of Davenport

After a nationwide search, a member of the Davenport Fire Department will become its next chief. Tuesday City Administrator Corri Spiegel announced she's chosen Michael Carlsten. 

file / MGN Online

Davenport police have released the name of a woman killed during an overnight shooting.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

Davenport is preparing for high water along its long riverfront. People can pick up sandbags at the public works building located at 232 South Marquette Street.

submitted / Iowa Department of Transportation

Fishermen, water skiers, wake boarders, sailors, and other boaters should be careful when traveling near a construction zone in the Quad Cities. That zone is located on the Mississippi River between Bettendorf and Moline, upstream from the I-74 bridge.

That's where Lunda Construction and other contractors are building the new, interstate bridge.

The Rock Island County Health Department can help people qualify for medical marijuana. Monday it announced joining a statewide program to help the Illinois Department of Public Health.

submitted / City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf will soon have a new police chief. Next month, Phil Redington will retire after working for the city for 41 years.

Michelle O'Neill reports Redington was a junior at St. Ambrose University in Davenport when he got hired to work for the Bettendorf Police Department.