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It can be difficult to find an after school program for students at a low cost and good hours. But the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island offers both. "It's kind of a hidden gem," said O'nita Watkins, the center's youth development specialist. The program is free and runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. "The kids will spend most of the day sitting down, having to stay in one spot, stay in line, follow directions, here we give them a little more flexibility," Watkins said. "They're allowed to run, play, sometimes... [Read More]
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The outer band of rains from Hurricane Florence, expected to bring life-threatening storm surges and several feet of rainfall, are approaching the coastline. [Read More]