Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

News headlines for the morning of October 4, 2017

  • Davenport police are looking into threats posted on social media regarding a possible shooting at a high school. According to a news release, the department has been in contact with administrators from North High School and the Davenport School District. Police say similar posts have been made in the Des Moines area, so the agencies are working together to determine if there are any connections between the threats. Anyone with information should contact the Davenport Police Department by calling (563) 326-6125 or submitting an anonymous tip via the "CityConnect Davenport, IA" mobile app.  
  • The move to a new building is going smoother than expected for some Moline children and their teachers displaced by a fire. That's the opinion of Moline Superintendent Lanty McGuire, two days after transferring 270 students and 20 staff from Franklin Elementary to the former WIU building on 60th Street.
  • A school in Houston, damaged by Hurricane Harvey, will get some welcome help thanks to students at Eugene Field Elementary School in Rock Island.
  • A warehouse and distribution company from Ohio may boost the economy of Rock Falls and Whiteside County. Robinson Investments, based in the city of Bellefontaine, has bought the former Stanley Black and Decker Plant that's been vacant for nearly eight years.