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A 13-year-old bike rider is dead after being hit by a Moline police car.

Seefried Industrial Properties

A project that could bring up to 1,000 new jobs to the Quad Cities will be discussed Wednesday night by the Davenport city council. The proposed development agreement is with Seefried Industrial Properties, an Atlanta-based builder of large warehouses around the country for other clients, including Amazon.

But the future user of this project has not been revealed.

Tony Winner Goldsberry to Perform With QCSO

May 5, 2021

Renee Elise Goldsberry’s outdoor concert Saturday, May 15 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park won’t just be special for that audience.

The popular 50-year-old California native - best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway show “Hamilton” – is thrilled to be making her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Unlucky M

May 5, 2021

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Nineteenth Century steamboat men were not more than ordinarily superstitious, but by the 1860s, there did seem to be a disturbing pattern among Mississippi steamboats whose names began with the letter M. They seemed to be cursed.

submitted / Iowa 80 Truckstop

Owners of electric cars can now charge them at the world's largest truck stop.

Iowa DNR

A Pleasant Valley man faces charges in connection with a fatal boating accident last summer. Tuesday Iowa Conservation Officers announced 44 year old James Thiel is accused of involuntary manslaughter, reckless use of a watercraft, and other charges.

Early in the evening of August 16th, two boats collided on the Mississippi River near LeClaire, killing 52 year old Anita Pinc and 61 year old Craig Verbeke, both from Moline. One other person suffered minor injuries.

Thiel turned himself in Tuesday morning.

Augustana College

Augustana College is creating a new degree program to help pre-med students understand the social, psychological, and spiritual needs of their future patients. The minor will combine science and humanities classes with an internship at UnityPoint Health.  

 Augustana Philosophy Professor Heidi Storl co-created the new minor with History Professor Brian Leech. Storl says the pandemic has made the need for a minor like this more apparent. 

The Quad Cities River Bandits kick off the 2021 baseball season tomorrow in South Bend, Indiana.

Chris Widger, manager of the Quad Cities River Bandits, says the team will be playing in a bubble. While on the road, players will only be allowed to stay with their designated hotel roommate. No matter what the state’s indoor dining policy is, players are not able to go out to eat.

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