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Small Towns Struggle With Fireworks Costs For Fourth Of July

Kewanee, Illinois, is technically a city, but feels very much like small-town America. Population: A little more than 12,000 people. It is about a three-hour drive from Chicago and an hour from Davenport, Iowa. "Ever since I've been a little boy, we've always had a 4th of July fireworks celebration,"...
KEWANEE, IL
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Annual Coal Valley Days now underway through Saturday

COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) --The annual Independence Day weekend celebration that guarantees fun for the whole family is back and in full swing in Coal Valley on July 1-2. TV6′s Kyle Kiel highlights different aspects of the festival in two segments. Watch the videos to learn more details. The schedule of events is listed below. Visit the website for more information: CoalValleyDays.org.
COAL VALLEY, IL

Lee snags victory in bass tournament

CLINTON, Iowa – The first two days of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Regional on the Upper Mississippi River saw Steve Lee secure early limits on his way to grabbing the lead. On Championship Friday, however, the angler from Minneapolis, Minn., needed an afternoon rally to secure the win on Pools 13, 14 and […]
CLINTON, IA
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Kewanee Police officer recovers from knife wounds as Sunday arrest goes awry

A Kewanee Police officer suffered several knife-cut wounds after he and another officer tried to disarm an armed man Sunday outside JoJos gas station in Kewanee. Austin Norberg, 33, of Annawan, Norberg appeared in Henry County Court on Monday on charges of Armed Violence with a Category II Weapon, Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
KEWANEE, IL

Iowa man is Lucky for Life in lottery

A Davenport man is looking forward to having evidence from the Iowa Lottery to prove to his family and friends that he really did win a prize of $25,000 a year for life in the Lucky for Life® game. “I still think there’s a doubt until I come home and I have a check,” Doug […]
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Rock Island family seeking justice after car hits 6-year-old boy

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — What started out as a family bike ride quickly turned into a near-death experience for the youngest member of the Keel family, Jonas. According to Rock Island police, the boy was rushed to the hospital before he was transferred to another facility for his broken leg. The car, a dark-colored Chevy Malibu, was captured on a security camera leaving the scene.
ROCK ISLAND, IL
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Iowa Supreme Court affirms Stanley Liggins’ conviction in 1990 death of Rock Island girl

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed Stanley Liggins’ life sentence without parole for the death of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis in 1990. Among his arguments, Liggins argued his conviction should be tossed because of alleged juror misconduct, admission of a transcript testimony of a dead witness without a full opportunity for cross-examination and a violation of due process because his trial happened more than 30 years after Lewis’ was killed.
DAVENPORT, IA
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First Alert Forecast Friday PM 7/1: Holiday Weekend Forecast

Prosecutors: Fatal shooting of man by Davenport officer was ‘reasonable,’ ‘justified’. The fatal shooting of 45-year-old Jason James Morales by a Davenport officer in June has been deemed justified by the Scott County Attorney’s Office. Family of 11-year-old who died in Adventureland incident files lawsuit against...
DAVENPORT, IA

Buc-ee’s Better Watch Out, Missouri & Illinois Have Wally’s

Have you ever heard of Wally's? I hadn't until I started road tripping back to Chicago and stumbled upon Wally's in a cornfield off of Interstate 55 in Pontiac, Illinois. I was intrigued by the gas station/monument to consumerism but just kept on trucking since I figured I could go several more exits before having to fill up my tank. When I saw Only In Your State talking about Wally's off of Interstate 44 in Fenton, well I knew I had to learn a little bit more about it.
PONTIAC, IL
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Court upholds Liggins’ sentence in 9-year-old’s 1990 death

The godmother of a little girl slain more than 30 years ago may finally have peace after the Iowa Supreme Court announced Thursday it upheld the conviction of her killer. The body of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis, of Rock Island, was discovered burning in a field near Jefferson Elementary School, 1027 N. Marquette St., Davenport, in 1990. Jennifer had been sexually abused and strangled.
DAVENPORT, IA
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