Andrews Trial to the Jury

Jul 16, 2019
Kevin Schmidt, Quad City Times

The case of an Eldridge boy who took a gun to school last year has now gone to a jury. Closing arguments were held Tuesday morning in Davenport for 13 year old Luke Andrews who's accused of attempted murder and other charges. 

A 12 year old boy is charged with attempted murder after a student brought a gun to North Scott Junior High School Friday morning. 

Peters for Congress

A republican candidate for Congress will campaign in the Quad Cities and nearby cities this weekend. Christopher Peters from Coralville is challenging incumbent Second District democrat Dave Loebsack.

One of the democratic candidates for governor will kickoff a statewide tour this weekend in eastern Iowa. Starting in Iowa City on Sunday, Fred Hubbell plans to hold 14 stops, over four days, focused on the economy.

Lewis Machine and Tool Company

The state of Iowa will help preserve jobs in Dubuque, and help a Quad Cities company move and expand. Friday the board of the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to a total of eight companies for job creation and expansion projects. 


After years of planning, the Scott County Sheriff's Office has opened a new headquarters for its patrol division. Tuesday, department and county officials cut a ribbon on South 16th Avenue in Eldridge, just off Highway 61.

Credit Whitey's Ice Cream

An iconic Quad Cities business will continue to grow this year. Last week, Whitey's Ice Cream announced it'll open its 10th location in Eldridge. 

Scott County

To help Kraft Heinz build a new plant, Scott County has to re-zone a narrow strip of land. This week, the board of supervisors will probably approve changing the zoning from agricultural to light industrial, along Slopertown Road, and just south of Eldridge.

Planning Director, Tim Huey, says the site for the new food processing plant totals 75 acres, but if all of that is annexed by Davenport, it will create an "island" or piece of un-incorporated property surrounded by city land - that's prohibited by Iowa law. 

Land Annexation for Kraft Heinz

Dec 2, 2015

Davenport is preparing to take the next step in its effort to save some of the jobs at the Kraft Heinz plant. Wednesday night, the city council will discuss annexing some land adjacent to the industrial park on the northwest edge of the city where the company can build a new plant.

Senior Planning Manager, Matt Flynn, says the 63 acres is just outside of the city limits, and so far there's no opposition - from the county, Eldridge, or anyone else.

To annex the land, Davenport must pass a resolution of support, and then get approval from the state.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke before an outdoor crowd of hundreds at Scott County Park in Eldridge, Iowa, on Sunday, August 16.