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Area News

  • Police respond to standoff situation in Moline
    by Elizabeth Wadas on June 24, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Police are saying they have a warrant for someone's arrest, and they need to come out of the house. […]

  • Raising money for mental health research
    by Madison Conner on June 24, 2018 at 1:24 am

    East Moline, Illinois– Adam Smith took his own life seven years ago at twenty-six years old. His family still doesn’t understand why. Adam seemed like a happy person and excelled in the classroom according to his father George. After his death, his family started organizing AdamFest to raise money for mental health research. This is the fifth year they’ve held the event. They combine information and outreach for mental illness and Adam’s love for music. Adam’s father, George, has been […]

  • Teenager Uses Sign Language to Communicate With Blind and Deaf Man During Flight
    by Emily Koss on June 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    A 15-year-old is being widely praised for an act of kindness during a cross-country flight. Clara Daly was traveling with her mother Jane from Boston to Los Angeles on an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week. During the six-hour flight that included a layover in Portland, Oregon, Clara volunteered her skills in sign language to help a blind and deaf man by forming letters with her fingers while he “read” them with his hands. Clara told CNN a flight attendant […]

  • ‘Baby Doe’ Graduates From North Carolina High School
    by Emily Koss on June 23, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A girl known as “Baby Doe” after she was found abandoned in a North Carolina stairwell is now celebrating her graduation from high school. Angel Thomas is looking forward to a new chapter in her life now that she’s a graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School. “I’m excited. I feel like I’ve worked really hard these past four years,” Thomas said. WGHP began following Thomas’ journey last year when she opened up about her story of […]

  • The rain will be back after the weekend
    by Taylor Graham on June 23, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    It’s been pretty nice start to the weekend! Some cloud cover will linger tonight with lows in the low 60s. Sunday will bring another mix of sun and clouds, with a small chance for a shower or two. Highs will be a bit warmer in the mid 80s. The dry weather won’t be lasting long! Another round of showers and storms will arrive by Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain at times. With the rain, temperatures will only reach the upper […]

  • Texas Mom Accused of Trying to Sell 8-Year-Old Daughter for Sex
    by Emily Koss on June 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    LONE OAK, Texas – Police arrested a Texas mother who is accused of trying to sell her 8-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for $100. Carrie Sue Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak, was booked earlier this month on a charge of sexual performance by a child under the age of 14 years old with the intention of employing, directing or promoting, according to Gregg County Jail records. A six-month investigation found that Kelly was using social media apps like Kik […]

  • California Toddler Dies After Being Left in Car for 10 Hours While Mom Socialized, Officials Say
    by Emily Koss on June 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    WILLITS, Calif. – A Northern California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her young child in a car parked outside a friend’s house while she went inside to hang out, officials said Friday. Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23, is accused of causing her 18-month-old son’s death by leaving him in the back seat with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She allegedly deserted the boy around 3 a.m. Wednesday […]

  • Justin Sharp Shootout has great local talent, Adaptive Rowing Program
    by Kory Kuffler on June 23, 2018 at 4:12 am

    The Justin Sharp Shootout brings out plenty of local talent. Bettendorf’s D.J. Carton has many of the major college basketball programs recruiting him.  Moline’s Deonte Billups is also garnering some attention from college coaches. The QC Rowing Club started an Adaptive Rowing Program seven years ago.  Now their is six members with various disabilities out rowing twice a week. […]

Upcoming Events

Jun
24
Sun
11:00 pm Farmer’s Market @ Upper Parking Lot of Blackhawk Bank
Farmer’s Market @ Upper Parking Lot of Blackhawk Bank
Jun 24 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 8:00 am
SUNDAYS from 11:00 to 2:00 Produce and plants Fresh eggs Baked goods Arts & Crafts SHOP LOCAL!   BUY LOCAL!
Jun
25
Mon
1:00 pm Cemetery Board @ Port Byron Village Hall
Cemetery Board @ Port Byron Village Hall
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm
Cemetery Committee (Board of Managers) Village of Port Byron The Cemetery Committee for the Village of Port Byron will hold a meeting on Monday April 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, South High St., Port[...]
Jun
30
Sat
5:00 pm Baby Blues Fest @ Port Byron Gazebo
Baby Blues Fest @ Port Byron Gazebo
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Jul
1
Sun
11:00 pm Farmer’s Market @ Upper Parking Lot of Blackhawk Bank
Farmer’s Market @ Upper Parking Lot of Blackhawk Bank
Jul 1 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 8:00 am
SUNDAYS from 11:00 to 2:00 Produce and plants Fresh eggs Baked goods Arts & Crafts SHOP LOCAL!   BUY LOCAL!
Jul
2
Mon
6:00 pm Village Board Meeting @ Village Hall
Village Board Meeting @ Village Hall
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  AGENDA BOARD MEETING Monday June 4, 2018 6:00 P.M. VILLAGE OF PORT BYRON IL The Board of Trustees for the Village of Port Byron will hold a meeting on Monday, June 4, 2018, at[...]

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