Latest Davenport News

Alden hedge fund appeals to investors in news publisher Lee

Jan. 27, 2022 19:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Alden Global Capital hedge fund is sending its own appeal to shareholders of newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises as part of its campaign to acquire the company. The New York-based hedge fund, which is already one of the nation's largest newspaper owners,...

Lee Enterprises asks investors to help fight off hedge fund

Jan. 24, 2022 13:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is asking its shareholders to help it fight off a hostile takeover offer from “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital. The publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Buffalo News and dozens of other newspapers,...

Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems

Jan. 21, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack. Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit. But Strukhoff said it was overrun with COVID-19 patients, and the staff...

Davenport library becomes Iowa's first to hire social worker

Jan. 17, 2022 13:48 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Davenport Public Library has become the first in Iowa to add a social worker to its staff. The Davenport library hired Quinn O’Brian full-time in October, noting that some patrons sought information from librarians that reached well beyond what...

Davenport demands fixes at 2nd troubled apartment complex

Jan. 13, 2022 16:38 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A company that owns a Davenport apartment complex that has been declared uninhabitable now is facing problems at another complex. The Quad City Times reports that inspections of Crestwood Apartments revealed problems that include mold, mildew and rodents....

How old, new I-74 bridges came to be at Illinois-Iowa border

Jan. 08, 2022 01:02 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two bridges crossing the Mississippi River, spanning from the banks of Bettendorf to Moline, represent over 100 years of history. They sit close together, graceful arches butted up against dark, rigid towers. One sits empty, while the other is filled with cars crossing...

Murder charge filed after victim of Davenport beating dies

Jan. 04, 2022 12:12 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Charges against a man accused of pummeling another man on Christmas Eve in downtown Davenport have been upgraded after the man who was beaten later died. Jaret Leonard Lee Peck, 31, of Davenport, is now charged with second-degree murder after 47-year-old...

Davenport schools cancel classes, citing bus driver shortage

Jan. 03, 2022 13:44 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Schools in Davenport surprised parents Monday with an announcement that classes had been cancelled because there weren’t enough drivers to run school bus routes. The Davenport Community School District informed parents early Monday that classes were...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 2, 2022. Editorial: Iowa Legislature should do what’s fair; provide timely treatment to imprisoned sex offenders If Iowans wish for men convicted of sex offenses to stay in prison longer than almost any other category of inmate, they are...

Animal shelter faces costly bill after carbon monoxide leak

Dec. 30, 2021 07:45 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Employees and all of the animals are OK after carbon monoxide leaked into a Quad Cities animal shelter, but the facility now faces a costly bill. KWQC-TV reports that employees of the Humane Society of Scott County in Davenport recently noticed something was...