Displaced by floods, Class-A team spending 2 months on road

Sports 05/15/19, 16:11

For a minor league team that plays its home games in flood-ravaged Iowa on the swollen banks of the Mississippi River, the season so far has presented some unusual challenges.The Quad Cities River Bandits are dragging their equipment everywhere they go because there's no point in using their lockers. Worse ...

Crests aside, more rain means more worries for river towns

U.S. 05/04/19, 13:22

Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. At some points, including Davenport, Iowa, the past week's levels were the highest ever. Davenport saw a large part of its ...

Officials: Actions in wake of ’93 flood ease flood damage

U.S. 05/03/19, 16:19

When the Mississippi River reached record levels 26 years ago, the overflowing water covered 400,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) and caused dozens of deaths. This week, though, when the river exceeded those levels in parts of the Midwest, flooding was mostly limited to open riverfronts and swaths of ...

Flood approaching, and topping, 1993 levels in some places

U.S. 05/02/19, 14:12

The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood — and topped it in at least one place — as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town's residents to head for higher ground. The National Weather Service website on Thursday afternoon showed ...

Update: Flood reaches record level at Quad Cities

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:54

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:30 p.m.The Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois has reached a new record high.James Fontenoy, 49 of Davenport helps sandbag in front of his friends mother's house as water is pumped out of her basement on ...

Update: Davenport flood concerns to remain high for May

U.S. 05/01/19, 13:54

The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local):1:50 p.m.Officials in Davenport say the risk of more flooding will hound Iowa's third-largest city for at least a month, as the possibility of a rainy spring could push an already swollen Mississippi River higher out of its banks.Davenport firefighters ...

Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

U.S. 05/01/19, 07:00

A meteorologist says there's not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa.A temporary flood barrier failed in Davenport on Tuesday, submerging downtown blocks and forcing some people to seek shelter on rooftops. They later were evacuated by boats.Davenport City Administrator ...

Parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa, flood as barrier fails

U.S. 04/30/19, 21:15

Crews evacuated people from some buildings and cars Tuesday afternoon after a flood barrier failed along the Mississippi River, sending floodwaters rushing into downtown Davenport, Iowa.The National Weather Service sent an alert around 4 p.m. of a flash flood emergency in Davenport, urging people downtown to immediately seek higher ground. ...

Update: Heavy rains, melting snow cause Midwest flooding

U.S. 03/16/19, 10:47

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10:45 a.m.The National Weather Service says recent heavy rains paired with rising temperatures melting snow are causing flooding in the Midwest.RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the ...

Defense alleges misconduct at trials in girl’s 1990 slaying

U.S. 03/04/19, 16:48

At three trials over three decades, a convicted thief has testified that he saw Stanley Liggins with 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis shortly before she was kidnapped, raped, strangled and left dead in Davenport, Iowa.Antonio Holmes insisted at each trial that prosecutors did not give him any benefit in exchange for his ...

Iowa TV station uses drones to capture video

U.S. 09/30/18, 01:12

To birds, they are UFOs and not to be trusted.To drone operators, they are today's way of doing business — a new tool of many trades.To much of the world, the futuristic-looking gadgets are delivering a whole new perspective.But the sky has limits.When a camera gets its own name, it's ...

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