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Past articles by Christina:

I-80 Equipment bankruptcy documents show reason for further investigation

"The Iowa 80 Equipment getting burnt down, how did it get burnt down? Why is nobody ever around to take care of things here? Why is there nobody there to answer the phones? The questions always there," said tenant. → Read More

Missouri Valley Conference brings boost to Quad City businesses

"Just the excitement that's in the Quad Cities and to showcase the hotel, showcase the Quad Cities," said Kim Bothel, Stoney Creek Hotel General Manager. → Read More

Mercer County High students will face consequences if they demonstrate for gun control

"We're just looking for something to be done, where we'll feel safe in the place we've taught to be felt safe since first grade," said Cal Bigham, student. → Read More

Iowa lawmakers take a small step towards funding equality for Iowa schools

"It's not ideal, it's not the perfect bill, it's not everything that we wanted, it's not going to take care of all of our inequity problems but it's a wonderful first start for us," said DeSalvo. → Read More

Davenport Save-A-Lot closing, inconveniencing area residents

"I was so angry, I was upset, I know there's other options of stores to go to but this ones got convenience and the prices our reasonable and you just get along with everybody in the store," said Roxanne, shopper. → Read More

Davenport School Board discusses five-year budget reduction plan

The district needs to find around $20 million over the next five years to keep up with enrollment losses. → Read More

Family continues search for missing teen from Clinton 10 years after disappearance

DUBUQUE, Iowa - It doesn't get easier for the sisters of Ben Roseland who's been missing for 10 years. "You can have a good day and everything but at the end of the day we still are missing a person," said Helen Roseland, Ben's sister. → Read More

Sullivan’s Foods offers mobile grocery service to Iowa residents during bridge closure

"We're trying to take that inconvenience away and still be able to serve our customers," said Kent Dauphin, Chief Financial Officer for Sullivan's. → Read More

East Moline School district makes sure parents are aware of security measures

On Monday night at the school board meeting Superintendent Kristin Humphries wanted to take time during the school board meeting to assure parents a security plan is in place. → Read More

An Illinois boy who has defied the odds with cancer meets Blake Shelton

MOLINE - February 23 was a night that Sammy Hodgett had been waiting for, "I get to see Blake Shelton," said Sammy. The experience had been a long time coming. Three years ago he was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. → Read More

Davenport city council discusses Palmer College expansion

Palmer College wants to replace homes with new student housing, athletic fields and classroom upgrades. → Read More

Miracle for Madi Holds Third Annual Evening of Hope Gala

"The support is wonderful, we feel very blessed that people in the community have taken the time, spent their hard earned money to support us tonight, it's not just about the dollars raised about feeling that support and knowing that people are here for us," said Megan Ramirez, Madi's mom. → Read More

Local food bank concerned about proposal to replace food stamps with a food box

"The idea that we can choose better for people for food, rather than letting them go to the store and choose food for themselves, I don't think is very respectful," said Mike Miller, CEO of River Bend Food Bank. → Read More

Rock Island seeing downward trend in violent crime but uptick in crimes of opportunity

Burglaries and car thefts across the city have both had more than 20 offenses in 2017 and they go hand-in-hand. → Read More

Snowfall and colder weather is making it a successful season at Snowstar Winter Sports Park

At Snowstar Winter Sports Park when the snow falls it creates a winter wonderland. → Read More

Quad City Regional Auto Show gives out $50,000 in scholarships

The scholarships are awarded to people who are employed or have a parent employed with an auto dealership in the Quad City area. → Read More

The Moline/East Moline Crisis Containment Unit safely handles stand off in East Moline

"You have a lot of contingency plans, these things can go any which way in a second," said Detective Michael Griffin, Moline Police Department. → Read More

One man dead, motive unknown in East Moline shooting

Police say that once on the scene, they found a male gunshot victim who was rushed to Illini Hospital where he later died. East Moline Police Chief John Reynolds says witnesses told police that they saw a man running away from the scene. → Read More

Bettendorf apartment suffers damage after laptop sparks blaze

The fire broke out shortly after 1:15 p.m. → Read More

Sexual assault counselor explains how hard it can be for a survivor to speak out

"They're not alone, it's not their fault and I believe you," said Keeton. → Read More