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For the next week, dozens of Quad Cities restaurants are offering discounted menu items. The specials are part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week.

Aphrodite Jones, author, reporter and TV host.
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This week, we sat down with a panel of guests to talk about the Stanley Liggins case.

We hear from former Scott County Attorney Bill Davis and former defense attorney Mike Tobey, who tried the 1995 trial in Dubuque, Iowa. Scott Reeder and author Aphrodite Jones question the lawyers about various aspects of the case.

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A decision on where to hold Stanley Liggins' next trial will be made soon. That was the  promise from District Judge Marlita Greve after three days of hearing motions in Davenport, including a change of venue motion from defense attorneys.

A toddler looks through a small hole in the side of a yellow playground structure.
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Toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors will all find something to do at the newly expanded and renovated YMCA in Moline. Monday afternoon, Two Rivers YMCA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $3.8 million project.

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Stanley Liggins' defense attorneys would like to try his case outside of Scott County.

Liggins has been twice convicted for the 1990 murder of nine-year-old Jennifer Lewis. His first two convictions have been overturned, and he faces a third trial in May.

Employees of an eastern Iowa steel mill want to help the less fortunate residents of their community. Tuesday SSAB Iowa will pledge 80,000 dollars to the United Way of Muscatine. 

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 Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes writes about caring for aging parents for this week's "Big Story."

There are a lot of reasons why a verdict in the Stanley Liggins case is far from guaranteed in favor of either the prosecution or defense.

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As an African American woman in corporate America, Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald says there were certain things she came to expect.

"One of the things I didn't expect was that people wouldn't know my name and that I would be referred to as 'the black girl in marketing,'" Fitzgerald says.

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A week and a half ago, Davenport police were called to the scene of a deadly car accident at the intersection of 2nd Street and Brady Street.

A driver who was stopped at a red light was killed when another speeding vehicle failed to stop, striking two cars.

For this week's "Big Story" in the Quad-City Times, Tara Becker reports on the nature of the investigation after accidents like this occur. 

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