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A Rock Island man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his grandmother and uncle earlier this month.

Two men pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, in connection with a large-scale dog-fighting ring in the Illinois and Io…

Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer near a gazebo in a recreational area in November 2014. Officers were responding to a report of a man waving a gun. The boy had a pellet gun tucked in his waistband and was shot right after their cruiser skidded to a stop, just feet away. A grand jury in December 2015 declined to indict patrolman Timothy Loehmann, who fired the fatal shot, and training officer Frank Garmback. The city settled his family's lawsuit for $6 million. The officers still could be disciplined or fired by the department.

The 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white officer, Darren Wilson, in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and the U.S. Justice Department opted against civil rights charges. Wilson later resigned.

The 43-year-old black man died in July 2014 in New York City after a white officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. A grand jury declined to indict that officer, nor any others involved in the arrest. The city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement.


1. End of hope

Davenport 3rd Ward Alderman Bill Boom admitted Tuesday that he lied to a federal grand jury during a crystal methamphetamine investigation in 2016.

An East Moline woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in connection with a fatal crash that left a Moline pedestrian known as "The Can Ma…

A Rock Island County grand jury on Monday indicted an East Moline woman accused of striking a pedestrian, killing him, with her van in December.

  • Randy Evans

Let’s agree on something right from the start: Law officers serve a vital role in Iowa. No one wants to think what our state would be like wit…