News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

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.

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.

Joe McLemore's barber shop is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Jeff Cook / Quad-City Times

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. 

News headlines for the morning of January 15, 2018:

Churches United

A new leader has been chosen for Churches United, at least on an interim basis. Friday the organization announced Reverend Doctor Melvin Grimes will serve as interim executive director.

Terry and Sue Welty sit down for dinner as their golden retriever, Teddy, waits for a chance to clean up scraps at their home in Davenport on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The Weltys sit down for a candlelight dinner together every night.
Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

This week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times is an intimate look at dinner. 

A local agency wants to teach people about modern slavery.