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Government Bridge Closed Friday

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Government Bridge will be closed Friday morning. The bridge between Davenport and Arsenal Island will be closed for inspection from 8:30 am until noon.

It will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

Iowa Women Lead Change Opens QC Office

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A group that encourages women to become leaders has opened a new office in the Quad Cities.  The Iowa Women Lead Change will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in Bettendorf Thursday afternoon.


The Two Rivers YMCA has expanded to downtown Moline. Wednesday it held a ribbon cutting for the Bass Street YMCA and Sylvan Boathouse, at the north end of 17th Street.

Health centers in Illinois are forming partnerships with local food banks to offer fresh fruits and vegetables to some patients. With an estimated 1.5 million residents in the state classified as food insecure by the U.S. census, could this be a key approach to improving food access?

News headlines for the morning of January 18, 2018

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After working several odd jobs around the Quad Cities, Joe McLemore found his true passion when he opened Joe's Barber Shop in Davenport back in 1968. Thursday is the shop's 50th anniversary. 

tonight's headlines:

  • one of three people charged with a 2016 murder in Rock Island is going to prison for 40 years,
  • the University of Iowa is fighting a religious freedom versus anti-discrimination case in federal court,
  • and a second measles case is being investigated at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

Mostly clear tonight with a low around 15, then sunny on Thursday, with a high near 33.

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Moline officials plan to be ready for growth when the new I-74 Bridge opens. 

Raker Sentenced

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An Ohio woman is going to prison for her part in the killing of a Rock Island man two years ago. Wednesday morning, 23 year old Chelsea Raker was sentenced to 40 years.

Would you eat venison if there was a chance it could slowly eat away at your brain?

If there's a slight possibility, it doesn't bother Patrick States. On the menu this evening for his wife and two daughters at their Northglenn, Colo., home are pan-seared venison steaks with mashed potatoes and a whiskey cream sauce.

"We each have our specialty, actually," says States as the steak sizzles. "The girls made elk tamales this morning, but we use [venison or elk] in spaghetti, chili, soup, whatever."


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