Joan Marttila

A retired educator from Bettendorf is running for a seat in the Iowa House. Monday Joan Marttila announced she's running as a democrat in District 94, which includes Bettendorf, Riverdale, Panorama Park, and northeast Davenport.

Arconic plans to freeze pension plan contributions for U.S. workers, and instead make contributions to a 401(k) plan for employees.

The company says the freeze only applies to the accrual of benefits for about 7,900 salaried employees plus hourly employees who are not members of a union. Retirees who are already collecting benefits will NOT be affected.

Water bills for residents of Blue Grass will look different beginning later this month. Friday the Iowa American Water company, which already serves the Iowa Quad Cities, announced the purchase of the Blue Grass city water system.

You see half of a dark blue car with the words, "March 19, 2017 Arconic Announces Multi-Year Deal with Toyota
http://www.arconic.com/global/en/news/newsroom.asp / Arconic

Arconic plants in Illinois and Iowa are now the exclusive suppliers of aluminum to Toyota for its Lexus RX. The SUV is Toyota's first car made in North America to include aluminum sheet in its exterior panels. Arconic announced the deal last week.

An Arconic official says the benefits of using aluminum in vehicles include better gas mileage, improved safety, and the ability to carry or tow more passengers and cargo.

First Eagle Egg

Mar 2, 2016

The eagles at the Quad Cities' Alcoa plant are now sitting on their first egg of the year. It showed up this afternoon for the first time on the Eaglecam near the plant in Riverdale.