News headlines for the morning of October 10, 2017
- Residents of Davenport's 6th Ward will begin the process of choosing a new alderman today. For the primary election, five candidates are on the ballot to replace Jay Justin, who resigned last summer to take a job in Florida. Even though the two receiving the most votes will advance to the November general election, voters are reminded they can mark their ballot for only one candidate. The five on the ballot are Richard Clewell, Dale Gilmour, Ben Jobgen, Sean Liddell, and Chris Webster. Polls will be open in Davenport's 6th Ward Tuesday until 8 p.m.
- Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will be the featured speaker tonight at the 9th Annual Ronald Regan Dinner sponsored by the Scott County Republican Party. It's a major fundraiser for the party, and proceeds support local candidates and their campaigns. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Waterfront Convention Center in downtown Bettendorf.
- A central Illinois guns rights group says it is open to banning bump stocks, if Congress gives gun owners some other concessions.
- It didn't take long for a jury to find a Davenport man guilty for the 2016 fatal shooting of his parents. The Quad-City Times reports that Scott County jurors deliberated less than three hours before finding 21-year-old Sean Freese guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. Freese faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibilityof parole. Sentencing is set for November 15.