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Past articles by Alfonso:

Former Eldridge police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing 14-year-old

Andrew Denoyer, 24, previously pleaded not guilty to the three counts of third-degree sex abuse in October 2021. → Read More

Rock Island County introduces first-ever finance director

The county introduced Ryan Berger as its first-ever finance director on June 6. → Read More

Arsenal Bridge washing to cause lane closures, restrictions

The Moline Bridge will undergo single-lane closures from June 4-5, while the Government Bridge and Rock Island Viaduct will be closed on June 11. → Read More

Memorial garden created at Davenport elementary in honor of Breasia Terrell

Students unveiled a memorial on Thursday for Breasia Terrell who went missing in 2020 and was later found dead. → Read More

Kris Murray withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Iowa for junior season

Kris Murray was Iowa's leading scorer and rebounder off the bench last season averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. → Read More

USW accepts ratified Arconic contract

Union members passed a 60-40 vote Wednesday to accept a new four-year contract from Arconic, USW Local 105 President Patrick Stock confirmed with News 8. → Read More

Update: Missing Aledo woman found

The Mercer County Sheriff's Office confirmed Cherrilee Van Zummeren was found Tuesday evening. → Read More

Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine closed for water main replacement

Muscatine City Hall said a closure between 9th and 10th Streets is expected to last until at least July 1. → Read More

Knox, Fulton counties listed at 'High Community Level' for COVID-19, CDC says

Data as of May 26 shows Knox and Fulton counties were among 15 counties in Illinois at "High Community Levels" for COVID-19, according to the CDC. → Read More

Hy-Vee offering COVID-19 antivirals at its pharmacy locations

The type of COVID-19 antiviral will vary depending on the pharmacy location, according to Hy-Vee. → Read More

Police: 1 injured after shooting in Monmouth

The shooting occurred just after 7 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South 9th Street, according to Monmouth police. → Read More

Police: Teen shot in leg near Hayes Elementary School Thursday afternoon

The injury was non-life threatening and the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to police. → Read More

Crews rescue dog from East Moline structure fire

Crews rescued the dog from a building in the 300 block of 20th Street in East Moline. → Read More

'Running for beer': Iowa Brewery Running Series bringing 5K fun run to Front Street

A free craft brew from Front Street Brewery and Taproom and more prizes will be given out at Sunday's "5K-ish fun run from the Iowa Brewery Running Series. → Read More

East Moline to expand developments with hotel, other area projects around 'The Bend'

The new hotel was one of the main topics Thursday at Mayor Reggie Freeman's State of the City address. → Read More

Illinois All-American Kofi Cockburn to enter NBA Draft

Cockburn was the only NCAAM player to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game during the 2021-22 season. → Read More

Community mourns passing of long-time Silvis mayor Lyle Lohse

Former Silvis Mayor Lyle Lohse, 88, died on April 11. He served as the city's mayor from 1997 to 2009. → Read More

Crews rescue man in Cordova after trench collapse

The man was rescued on Thursday in the 1300 block of 2nd Street in Cordova. → Read More

Augustana College mourning loss of long-time president Thomas Tredway

Current Augustana President Steven Bahls said the 86-year-old Tredway died Sunday after a brief illness. → Read More

Henry Dinkins appointed new lawyers after Iowa judge rules 'breakdown' of attorney-client relationship

Dinkins is facing charges for the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell. → Read More