DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — Ready, set, think! The German American Heritage Center is preparing to host our very own Trivia Night! Team up with up to 7 of your friends to compete in trivia on February 22nd at 7PM! The competition will consist of 8 rounds of 8 questions in the categories of general trivia as well as themed rounds on movies, music, Germany, and other topics! Each table, with up to 8 per team, will be available for $80.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — On Tuesday, February 19, Davenport Fire crews were dispatched to the 900 block of West Second Street shortly after 8:30PM for a structure fire. When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the rear of the building where the door was on fire. Chief Jim Morris says this is a vacant property; however, there were remnants of individuals living in it. The structure received minor damage. No injuries were reported.

WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — The Southeastern Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students who plan to attend SCC in the fall of 2019. The deadline to apply is 4:30PM, March 1.

The Foundation has more than 500 scholarships totaling an estimated $400,000 available to students for the upcoming school year.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2019) — Amid news reports that Hezbollah and other hostile actors are exploiting political uncertainty in Venezuela, US Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ted Cruz of Texas are raising concerns that adversaries, including known and suspected terrorists, may be able to threaten American security via the southern border.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

PRESS RELEASE (February 20, 2019) — University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh officials have announced students who qualified for the University Dean's List and Honor Roll in Fall 2018 across all three campuses (Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Fox Valley).

To qualify for the honor roll on the UW Oshkosh campus, a student must take at least 12 credits and earn a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.3 (out of a possible 4.0). Those with a GPA of 3.75 or better qualify for the Dean's List.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2019) — In a unanimous ruling that is expected to curb attempts by local and state governments to increase their revenue by seizing private property using excessive, arbitrary asset forfeiture laws, a unanimous US Supreme Court has ruled in Timbs v State of Indiana that state governments must abide by the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on the imposition of “excessive fines” for criminal offenses.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds will announce her Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

The event is open to credentialed members of the media. Details of the event are as follows:

Wednesday, February 20
Gov Kim Reynolds announces new Supreme Court justice
Governor’s Formal Office
Iowa State Capitol

The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 20, 2019) — West Second Street is being closed between Gaines and Warren Streets for a water main break.  Brown Street is closed at 3rd St and at River Drive.

Individuals can access the Centennial bridge using 3rd or 4th Street to Gaines. Repairs are estimated to be complete, and the roads re-opened sometime Friday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 19, 2019) — Iowa's recreational lakes are a vital economic resource for the state.