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Solar eclipse, special opening of Rock Island Creamery at Head`s Store

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Solar eclipse, special opening of Rock Island Creamery at Head`s Store

- ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Just one week from today, the Total Solar Eclipse phenomenon, that hasn't happened here in 99 years, will take place! Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit of a stunning showcase from the skies. Datra Herzog and Diane Miller tell us about the event and the special opening of the Rock Island Creamery at Head's Store in St
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Brazen thieves try to break into North County grocery store

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Brazen thieves try to break into North County grocery store

- MOLINE ACRES, MO - Some bold robbers caught on camera trying to steal money and sodas out of a soda machine at the Stelmacki’s Supermarket in Moline Acres. The brazen thieves had no idea the cameras were rolling. Now police need your help in tracking down the suspects. Investigators say it all unfolded around 2 am Saturday morning when the group destroyed two soda machines in front of grocery store
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Woman on flight slaps attendant, bangs on cockpit door after being refused alcohol

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Woman on flight slaps attendant, bangs on cockpit door after being refused alcohol

- DALLAS The flight, which was bound for Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, was forced to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport approximately 47 minutes into the flight, the The Dallas Morning News reported. Suzette Gordon, 52, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication upon landing at DFW and was escorted off the plane by airport police. She was subdued during her arrest, but passengers claimed she caused chaos during the flight
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New Lenox approves new shopping center

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New Lenox approves new shopping center

- A redevelopment project that has been at least three years in the making was unanimously approved by New Lenox village officials in a meeting last week. The Rock Island Station Shopping Center, anchored by CVS Pharmacy at the northeast corner of US 30 and Cedar Road, is expected to generate enough sales tax revenue to allow the village to build a new train station in the adjacent Metra lot
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Missouri reconsidering commitment to cross-state Rock Island Trail

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Missouri reconsidering commitment to cross-state Rock Island Trail

- In his final weeks as governor last December, Jay Nixon announced that a 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line was on track for transfer to the state by the end of this year for eventual use as a bicycling-hiking trail. Now state officials under Nixon’s successor, Eric Greitens, are reconsidering whether to accept the planned donation of the rail corridor by Ameren, which bought it in 1999 through a subsidiary
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Photo shows father seconds before he disappeared into Mississippi River trying to save son

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Photo shows father seconds before he disappeared into Mississippi River trying to save son

- MOLINE, Ill. – A photo of a father who is believed to have died while trying to save his 6-year-old son from drowning shows the two sitting on an Illinois dock just before the boy fell into the Mississippi River. The image shows Malik Williams at Ben Butterworth Park in Moline, sitting on a green bucket at sunset with his fishing pole in the water, his young son to his left looking at the camera
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Police release suspect photos in March killing outside Moline Acres store

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Police release suspect photos in March killing outside Moline Acres store

- MOLINE ACRES • Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a suspect in the March killing of a man outside a 7-Eleven store on Chambers Road. Darrikus Tipler, 36, was gunned down March 27 on the parking lot of the convenience store at 2306 Chambers Road. Tipler lived in the 10500 block of Byfield Drive, in a neighborhood off Bellefontaine Road a little more than a mile from the 7-Eleven
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Motorcycle passenger fatally injured in St. Louis County

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Motorcycle passenger fatally injured in St. Louis County

- MOLINE ACRES • A woman riding on a motorcycle was killed Sunday on Lewis and Clark Boulevard in north St. Louis County, police say. The victim is identified as Lauren P. Palazzolo, 28, of the St. Louis area. Palazzolo was a passenger on a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle that was trying to make a left turn from southbound Lewis and Clark Boulevard onto Berwyn Drive
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Man shot to death outside 7-Eleven store in Moline Acres

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Man shot to death outside 7-Eleven store in Moline Acres

- MOLINE ACRES • A man was fatally shot Monday night outside a 7-Eleven store. Police got the call at about 10 p.m. Monday. The store is at 2306 Chambers Road. The victim, 36, was found on the store parking lot. He had been shot at least once. He died at a hospital, said St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda
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Hazelwood West student killed in crash had dreams of becoming an engineer

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Hazelwood West student killed in crash had dreams of becoming an engineer

- MOLINE ACRES • Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old who died after a fiery car crash last weekend in Moline Acres. Darion Trust was a junior at Hazelwood West High School, with big plans of going to college to be an engineer, his family says. Darion was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by his cousin when they were struck head-on by a car in the southbound lanes of Lewis and Clark Boulevard Sunday afternoon, according to his uncle, Carlos Smith
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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches

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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches

- EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- An Illinois social studies teacher has been while district officials investigate complaints made against him for publishing a. Mark Kaczmarek, who teaches history and government at United Township High School along with some coaching duties, tweeted commentary about the various womens marches held in response to the Donald Trump inauguration Saturday afternoon. His tweet read: "#WomensMarch an impressive turnout. Lots of pink hats & stuff. Then
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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches

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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches

- EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- An Illinois social studies teacher has been while district officials investigate complaints made against him for publishing a. Mark Kaczmarek, who teaches history and government at United Township High School along with some coaching duties, tweeted commentary about the various womens marches held in response to the Donald Trump inauguration Saturday afternoon. His tweet read: "#WomensMarch an impressive turnout. Lots of pink hats & stuff. Then
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Stretch of old Missouri rail line to be transferred to state for Rock Island bike trail

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Stretch of old Missouri rail line to be transferred to state for Rock Island bike trail

- A 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line is set to be transferred to the state by the end of 2017 for eventual use as a bike trail, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said at a news conference Wednesday. That land is being donated by Ameren, which bought the Rock Island corridor in 1999 through a subsidiary. Crews already have started work clearing brush and removing rail and ties.
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Half of Illinois' metro areas posted unemployment increases in September

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Half of Illinois' metro areas posted unemployment increases in September

- Seven of Illinois' 14 metro areas saw unemployment rates tick higher in September compared with the year before and six were down jobs, most concentrated downstate, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The biggest jump in the unemployment rate happened in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area on the Iowa border, more commonly known as the Quad Cities, where unemployment rose to 5.9 percent
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Getting to school becomes harder for Riverview Gardens transfer students

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Getting to school becomes harder for Riverview Gardens transfer students

- MOLINE ACRES • For the past three years, Kennedi Moody walked a few blocks from her north St. Louis County home to catch a bus for a high school about 20 miles away. It was a convenient arrangement that allowed Kennedi and hundreds of other students to have the transportation necessary to leave a struggling school district for schools that promised greater opportunity. But now, Kennedi, a sophomore at Mehlville
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Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing in Moline

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Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing in Moline

- Singer Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in Illinois after he lost consciousness less than a week before his death.
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  • Police release suspect photos in March killing outside Moline Acres store
    Police release suspect photos in March killing outside Moline Acres store

    , stltoday.com

    MOLINE ACRES • Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a suspect in the March killing of a man outside a 7-Eleven store on Chambers Road. Darrikus Tipler, 36, was gunned down March 27 on the parking lot of the convenience store at 2306 Chambers Road. Tipler lived in the 10500 block of Byfield Drive, in a neighborhood off Bellefontaine Road a little more than a mile from the 7-Eleven
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Sports

  • Prep boys soccer: Madison Memorial's Bennett Tomalin's college choice is made official
    Prep boys soccer: Madison Memorial's Bennett Tomalin's college choice is made official

    , madison.com

    Madison Memorial senior Bennett Tomalin plans to enroll at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in the fall and compete in men’s soccer, according to a release from Dave Wrath, Augustana associate director of athletics/media and alumni relations. He plans on majors in business marketing and sociology. The Vikings’ program was established in 1979 and has compiled a 370-271-54 record in 38 seasons of varsity competition
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Society & Culture

  • Hazelwood West student killed in crash had dreams of becoming an engineer
    Hazelwood West student killed in crash had dreams of becoming an engineer

    , stltoday.com

    MOLINE ACRES • Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old who died after a fiery car crash last weekend in Moline Acres. Darion Trust was a junior at Hazelwood West High School, with big plans of going to college to be an engineer, his family says. Darion was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by his cousin when they were struck head-on by a car in the southbound lanes of Lewis and Clark Boulevard Sunday afternoon, according to his uncle, Carlos Smith
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Education

  • Getting to school becomes harder for Riverview Gardens transfer students
    Getting to school becomes harder for Riverview Gardens transfer students

    , stltoday.com

    MOLINE ACRES • For the past three years, Kennedi Moody walked a few blocks from her north St. Louis County home to catch a bus for a high school about 20 miles away. It was a convenient arrangement that allowed Kennedi and hundreds of other students to have the transportation necessary to leave a struggling school district for schools that promised greater opportunity. But now, Kennedi, a sophomore at Mehlville
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Law & Crime

  • Woman on flight slaps attendant, bangs on cockpit door after being refused alcohol
    Woman on flight slaps attendant, bangs on cockpit door after being refused alcohol

    , ajc.com

    DALLAS The flight, which was bound for Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, was forced to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport approximately 47 minutes into the flight, the The Dallas Morning News reported. Suzette Gordon, 52, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication upon landing at DFW and was escorted off the plane by airport police. She was subdued during her arrest, but passengers claimed she caused chaos during the flight
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