News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Smoke Alarms to Be Installed Free

Aug 29, 2017 / American Red Cross

Every year, many people die from smoke inhalation in house fires due to malfunctioning smoke alarms.

WVIK's Mike Poletto reports this fall, the local Red Cross will hold its third annual "Sound the Alarm" program.

Sound the Alarm provides new smoke detectors and installation to anyone who needs them. Executive Director of the Quad Cities chapter, Amber Wood, says smoke detectors are critical safety tools for homes and apartments. / The American Red Cross

Local Red Cross volunteers are helping people in Houston survive flooding after Hurricane Harvey. Over the weekend, more than 30 volunteers left for Texas from Illinois and eastern Iowa, and eleven of them are from the Quad Cities.

Lacy Scarmana/WVIK

Viewing parties were held around the Quad Cities on Monday as the moon swept across the sun to create the first solar eclipse viewable here in decades.

submitted / Handicapped Development Center

Thanks to a local company, clients at Davenport's Handicapped Development Center will soon enjoy new computers. Tomorrow, representatives from Republic Companies will help cut a ribbon to open the J. S. Kimmel Technology and Training Center.

After a summer hiatus, Dr. Christopher is back with more conversations with change agents.

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There's a new mental health program in Scott County thanks to the philanthropic arm of Genesis Health System.

A bittersweet celebration was held Thursday at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Illini Hospital Auxiliary, but the group is disbanding.

Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Hundreds of people showed up for a 'No Hate' rally in Davenport's Vander Veer Park Wednesday afternoon. 

Fairmount Cemetery

The state of Iowa has stepped in to save a Davenport cemetery with financial problems. The Iowa Insurance Division has been appointed receiver of the Fairmount Cemetery, and has  chosen another cemetery in the city, Pine Hill, to manage it.

Child Abuse Council

An agency that's protected Quad Cities children for 40 years will celebrate its birthday Wednesday night. The Child Abuse Council was founded in 1977, and originally called the Council on Children at Risk.