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More than 20 years after her disappearance, the FBI has new leads in the Trudy Appleby case. In 1996, the 11-year-old Moline girl was last seen in a car with an unidentified man. Witnesses said they believed the man to be William Smith, who is now dead.

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An Ohio man will go to prison after pleading guilty to child sex charges involving girls in several states, including Illinois and Iowa. On Wednesday 33 year old Andrew Stone from Rocky River, Ohio, entered his plea in federal court in Rock Island.


A 27 year career in law enforcement has ended. Monday Moline City Administrator Doug Maxeiner  announced Police Chief John Hitchcock has decided to retire, effective immediately.

John Hitchcock, who has worked for the Moline Police Department for 26 years, will be sworn in as Police Chief on Tuesday night.  


The Moline Police Department can't do it alone - to fight crime it needs help from city residents. That was the message Monday during a community meeting on crime hosted by Mayor Stephanie Acri.

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Nearly three decades after he disappeared, Moline police are trying once again to figure out what happened to Jerry Wolking. He was 52 years old when he was last seen on October 18th, 1990.

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A long career in law enforcement is about to end. Thursday Moline Police Chief Kim Hankins announced he'll retire in two weeks. /

Maybe an alleged thief in the Quad Cities isn't the low-life we thought he or she was. This afternoon, the Moline Police Department announced a veteran's wheel chair lift was not stolen as was believed.

Michelle O'Neill reports the alleged thief doesn't exist.

Many people contacted Crime Stoppers to give tips about the wheel chair lift. They helped officers find it near 7th Avenue and 17th Street in Rock Island. A press release says the lift somehow separated from the veteran's Trail Blazer sometime on Saturday night, April 1.

No Shave November

Some Moline police officers will be less-than-well-groomed this month. They'll participate in a national fund-raising campaign called "No Shave November."