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A toddler looks through a small hole in the side of a yellow playground structure.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

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. 

Lt. Don Schaeffer addresses the media on September 18, 1990, the day after Jennifer Lewis was murdered.
Todd Mizener / Dispatch and Rock Island Argus

What role does the media play in a high-profile case like the one against Stanley Liggins? That is the question this episode tackles.

Dozens gather outside the Federal Courthouse in dowtown Rock Island for a rally in opposition to Trump administration policies.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Dozens of people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Rock Island Saturday for a rally opposing the current administration's actions over the past few weeks, including President Trump's executive order on immigration.

Davenport Public Library Facebook event / Davenport Public Library

A Quad Cities librarian wants to know how to tell the difference between real news and fake news. And Amy Groskopf, Davenport Library Director, wants people to learn the same thing.

On Monday night at 6:30, the library will host, "The Rise of Fake News." Michelle O'Neill reports it'll be a panel discussion at the Eastern Avenue Branch.

Summary

Libraries have always helped people find accurate and recent information. But Amy Groskopf says the old publishing days are over, and digital access has changed the way we get information, and how fast.

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