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Thomas Geyer and Brian Wellner broke the story of a search and arrest at a Davenport alderman's home Wednesday, and that news still leads our list today. Scott County Sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Davenport 3rd Ward Alderman Bill Boom and arrested one person in connection with an ongoing methamphetamine conspiracy investigation. Boom was not in Davenport at the time of the search. Gage Allen Wenthe appeared briefly today in Scott County District Court via closed-circuit TV.
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Because of the popularity of 50 things that say Quad-Cities earlier this year, Rick Rector has been putting together regular updates adding 10 more things to the lore. Today's edition tops the chart. Also, don't miss historic photos of the Royal American riverfront shows.
- Steve Batterson gets you ready for Midwest League baseball as the Quad-Cities River Bandits and Clinton LumberKings both open their seasons on the road tonight. Media day for the Bandits was Wednesday. Louis Brems provided the photos. You can follow @sbatt79 on Twitter for live updates from Cedar Rapids or click here.
- Don Doxsie has the story of former Bettendorf star Nicholas Baer, who arrived at Iowa as a walk-on but emerged as one of the Hawkeyes' top reserves this season and as a possible starter in seasons to come. Baer received a scholarship on Thursday.
Today would have been the 110th birthday of the biggest Cubs fan I've ever known, my great uncle Virgil. "Unckie" would listen to every game on the radio even after WGN-TV became ubiquitous. Tonight, the undefeated Cubs travel to Arizona to face another team that made big moves in the offseason, but so far has been unable to match the hot start.
Quad-Cities ranks poorly among nation's 387 metros in jobs from early 2015 to early 2016. https://t.co/d9mmG9gaX6— Ed Tibbetts (@EdTibbetts) April 7, 2016
QC Business Hall of fame to honor Sherry Miller, Andrew Sallee, R. Richard Bittner and Paul Van Duyne.— Jennifer DeWitt (@Jen_DeWitt) April 7, 2016
It's not fun on the freeway. Morning, noon or night, Interstate 74 has something for you: gridlock. Share your stories on Twitter using the hashtag #qctraffic.
The new "Star Wars" trailer is here. Classic stormtroopers! AT-AT's! The Emperor's Royal Guard! Mon Mothma! Another Death Star?! (This one's actually the original. And it's kind of essential to this story. But still.) R.I.P. Admiral Ackbar.
And if you've ever golfed -- and I have, really poorly, many times -- you can take comfort in knowing that even the champions seven-putt on occasion.
Ernie Els 7 putted the first hole, it's excruciating to watch pic.twitter.com/0SJIyncF9k— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 7, 2016