Shots fired

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting early Friday in Eldridge that occurred during a high-speed vehicle pursuit that ended in Davenport

The officer, who the sheriff’s office and Eldridge Police declined to name, is on paid administrative leave, per department protocol.

The driver of the vehicle, Stevey Graves, 29, of Davenport, was uninjured and taken into custody on charges of eluding, operating while under the influence- second offense, driving while barred, and several traffic violations.

Reporter Tara Becker has the full story.

Raising a special child

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Emily and Logan Lyon play with their son, 13-month-old Lambert, who is the fifth generation to live in a farmhouse built in the early 1920s near Blue Grass.

Emily and Logan Lyon were told after an ultrasound at 24 weeks that their baby had a 50/50 chance of living.

“I prepared myself not to bring a baby home," Emily Lyon said. “We prepared for the worst; we didn’t set up the nursery and have that fun experience.

“I couldn’t open presents at a baby shower."

Today, 13 month old Lambert Lyon has blonde hair that is starting to get long and his dad thinks he is overdue for his first haircut. He has seven teeth, loves watching movies, likes pigs and elephants and can breathe on his own for two hours each day. He gets enough visitors, Logan Lyon said, they sometimes joke about needing a revolving door.

Our photo gallery shows the happy family at home. 

The thriving Rock Island business that began in an attic

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IMEG Lead Mechanical Engineer Ron Lyon works on a project in the companies in Rock Island offices.

In a 56,000 square-foot complex at 623 26th Ave. in Rock Island is one interior, wood-paneled wall. If it looks like something out of the 1960s, that’s because it is. It’s a wall from the first “real office” of a firm that has grown from a one-man operation to what it is today – a 1,200 employee, global engineering firm.

That wood paneled wall is a reminder of how far they’ve come and how far they'd like to go.

The once-modest office building on 26th Avenue was the third location for the company founded in 1961. Walter Kimmel started the business in the attic of his home, then moved into an apartment-building space next door before he was joined by Ward Jensen, Sam Wray and Vern Wegerer. With that partnership, KJWW was born.

Reporter Jennifer DeWitt chronicles IMEG's growth. 

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