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Friday, April 20th, 2018

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Mourners lining up hours early for Barbara Bush

A spray of flowers covers the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of the Houston church where mourners are waiting to pay their final respects.

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In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

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House Republicans want to give states $1 billion for people on food stamps to get jobs

$1 billion a year for job training sure sounds like a lot of money. That’s how much Congressional Republicans want to give states to help food stamp recipients find work. It’s a huge increase over the $90 million in federal funding that currently flows to state training programs for those in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as food stamps is formally known. The investment — part of the House 2018 farm bill — is historic, say GOP lawmakers. “The farm bill also keeps faith with [the most vulnerable] families by not only maintaining SNAP benefi…

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Students are okay after a Davenport school bus was involved in a car accident Friday morning

We have reached out to the Davenport Police Department and will update this as more information becomes available.

Quad-City Times LogoPleasant Valley students stage walk out against gun violence

Pleasant Valley students stage walk out against gun violence

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Live from school walkouts

Student walkouts are happening across the Quad Cities.While high school students are leaving their buildings and speaking, some elementary schools have also organized anti-bullying events for today and taken different approaches. We're live from the walkouts at Pleasant Valley and Rock Island. https://t.co/sdPrrzy0M8 pic.twitter.com/8nlZ8a9EYM— Local 4 WHBF (@Local4NewsWHBF) April 20, 2018 Students are gathering now at RIHS pic.twitter.com/CuLF4uaKu4— Kelley Bowles WHBF (@Kelley_Bowles1) April 20, 2018 More photos from the walkout at Pleasant Valley. https://t.co/sdPrrzy0M8 pic.twitter…

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Prince's sister troubled by death investigation

One of Prince's sisters is expressing disappointment about the way her brother's death investigation was handled.

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Body camera captures wild turkey leading police on chase

CLEVELAND -- Police body camera video shows an unusual standoff and chase last month in the parking lot of a Cleveland shopping center. Police got a call about a wild turkey at the center and were told kids had thrown rocks at it and tried to run over it with bikes, according to WJW. But the video shows officers had trouble taking this wanted subject into custody. They call the turkey, walk up to it, run after it, and watch it flutter above their heads. Always, the bird stays a step ahead. Video shows citizens with blankets and some folks with North Coast Emergency Services trying to help Off…

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On Iowa Politics: Re-uniting with rural Iowans

This week’s show includes discussion on whether Democrats can re-unite with rural Iowans, Rep. Dave Loebsack's decision to not vote to impeach of President Donald Trump, and a checkin on fundraising for the 2018 election cycle.

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UPDATE: Florida suspect fired at deputies from within restaurant

Earlier reports had said the Gilchrest County deputies were shot through a window from the outside the restaurant.

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Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

It appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses.

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Foodie Friday: Oh So Sweet Bakery hosts bake off

The first ever installment of Foodie Friday featured Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie. She was on to talk about an upcoming bake off and taught Brittany and Ashe how to decorate cupcakes like a pro. The Quad Cities Great Bake Off with begin April 26th and last 5 weeks to let amateur bakers show off their skills. …

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UPDATE: Students begin walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Demonstrations from Washington to Florida and Michigan have drawn hundreds of students as part of the latest effort by youth activists pressing for gun control.

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Federal appeals Court: Trump administration can’t block funds for sanctuary cities

CHICAGO — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with the decision last year of a lower court judge who imposed a temporary injunction on the administration. The decision says the administration exceeded its authority in establishing a new condition for cities to qualify for the grants. “The Attorney General in this case used the sword of fe…

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UPDATE: 1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday.

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Out & About: Fun With Food at HyVee Rock Island

Helping kids make healthy choices and have a blast in the process, HyVee Rock Island sponsored a Fun With Food event featuring games, crafts, art projects and informational programs about healthy eating and snacks.

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Iowa spring football preview: Tight Ends

From now until the spring game on April 20, Hawkeye Headquarters reporter Adam Rossow will be doing position-by-position previews to get you primed for what to expect from the Hawkeyes.Iowa's tight ends were arguably the team's best offensive weapon in 2017. There's no reason to believe that won't be the case again next fall.T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant were a dynamic duo for Nate Stanley. They combined for 54 receptions and over 800 yards, emerging as the quarterback's safety valve as the season progressed. Both players say there's plenty of room to grow this spring with a clean slate."Lear…

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Illinois lawmakers want to replace armed school officers with therapists

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists, an approach to safety that’s far different than a national push to add police or arm teachers following a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Hillside Democrat, said he proposed the plan after hearing from advocates who argue that investing in mental health resources is the best way of treating the epidemic of violence. His plan, which is backed by 16 other Democr…

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Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.

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The Quad Cities Big Table begins Friday

These small group conversations, at locations and times, decided by the participants, on either April 20 or 21 will be continued through social media using #QCBigTable.

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Annawan School Board hears about state funds

ANNAWAN — Money from the Illinois new Evidence Based Funding plan has been received by the school district.

OurQuadCities.com LogoCrash on I-80 early Friday morning involves two semi trucks

Crash on I-80 early Friday morning involves two semi trucks

Emergency crews responded to call that involved two semi trucks Friday morning around 3.The accident took place on I-80 eastbound at mile marker 34 near Annawan, Illinois. The first semi was towing a car and the second semi rear-ended that car and sent both trucks off the road.The first semi was removed from the scene while crews worked to contain a diesel fuel leak from the second semi.Multiple crews were called to the scene and no injuries were reported.

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President Trump defends Flynn after release of Comey memos

The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he chose to document them in writing.

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New Assessment for Pre-trial Release

Iowa experiments with a new way of assessing criminal defendants, designed to allow more people to be released while their cases progress.

OurQuadCities.com LogoEast Moline house fire kills one

East Moline house fire kills one

An early morning house fire in the 200th block of 30th avenue in East Moline has left one person dead.We spoke to the fire battalion chief on scene. He says they were first unable to enter the home due to a collapsed roof, but once the flames were contained they were able to get inside. That's when they found one deceased male. Since there was a fatality the state fire marshal is also investigating the incident. There is no word on the cause of the fire.        …

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Former ISU, UNI, Barnstormers coach Earle Bruce dies

A former Iowa collegiate football coach died early in the morning on April 20.

WQAD.com LogoThe 15 highest paying jobs that don’t require an advanced degree

The 15 highest paying jobs that don’t require an advanced degree

Increased educational attainment certainly has its perks in the workplace. In the U.S., advanced-degree holders tend to command higher salaries and enjoy lower unemployment rates than those with less education, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2017, for example, full-time employees with an advanced degree (master’s, professional, or doctoral) earned 25% more than those with only a bachelor’s degree, and 106% more than those with just a high school diploma. Similarly, employees who stopped their formal education after high school had a 4.6% unemployment rate…

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Tainted runoff a concern after Orion fire

ORION — Henry County workers are attempting to contain runoff tainted with chemicals from Wednesday’s fire at Helena Chemical Co.

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Live updates from the #qcbigtable…

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Two Florida sheriff's deputies fatally shot through restaurant window

The slain deputies were Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. President Donald Trump called them "HEROES" in a tweet sharing his condolences.

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House struck by gunfire in Davenport on Thursday

Officers were called to the 300 block of East 14th Street just before 5 p.m. Responding officers located shell casings in the neighborhood.

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Two-vehicle crash may cause traffic delays on I-80 near Annawan

As of now, all lanes of I-80 are open, but commuters may see a delay while removing vehicles from the lane.

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Unclaimed property up for auction in Illinois

Items like rare coins and jewelry are available at a live auction of unclaimed property happening May 12 in Illinois.

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Traffic alert: I-80 crash near Annawan

The Illinois State Police reports that emergency crews are on scene of a two commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 80 this morning.

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Traffic alert: I-80 crash near Annawan

The Illinois State Police reports that emergency crews are on scene of a two commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 80 this morning.

WQAD.com LogoSpring-like weather is finally here to stay!

Spring-like weather is finally here to stay!

Happy Friday! We’re in for a nice treat this afternoon! Highs will top out around 60 with plenty of sunshine. Cloud cover will increase tonight, but that will help to keep our temperatures in the upper 30s. That cloud cover will stick around for Saturday, and we’ll cool off into the upper 50s. However, most of the cloud cover will break up by Sunday, and we’ll warm up into the mid 60s. The upper 60s are likely for Monday with more sunshine! We’ll get close to 70 on Tuesday, but there is a catch. A few showers and storms  are on track by Tuesday evening into Wednesday m…

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The pledge from Miss Erickson’s class at Steele Elementary

GALESBURG, Illinois -- Kindergarteners in Miss Erickson's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Steele Elementary School. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Big Table, weekend weather, and shots fired into Davenport home

Rick's Six: Big Table, weekend weather, and shots fired into Davenport home

A good Friday to all. Big Tables and warmer temps. Is Spring finally here to stay? Read on.

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UPDATE: One person is dead following an early morning fire in East Moline

Responding crews found heavy smoke coming from the home and were able to recover a victim from inside of the home.

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

WQAD.com LogoOne man killed in early morning fire in East Moline

One man killed in early morning fire in East Moline

EAST MOLINE- A house fire broke out in East Moline on Friday morning, April 20. It happened near 30th Ave. and Kennedy Dr., near the 7-11 gas station, around 4 a.m. The roof collapsed. The fire chief confirms that one man was killed in the fire, but the victim's name is not being released until the family is notified. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will keep you updated on the fire as we get more information throughout Good Morning Quad Cities. Watch it here. This is a developing story.

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Friday April 20, 2018

Today's headlines: Younkers and Bergner's stores will close by this summer, Augustana College holds a hostage drill, and Davenport prepares to host RAGBRAI in July. It should be sunny today with a high near 58, and light winds.

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Near Record Lows This Morning, But Winter Is Over!

The QC will experience near record lows this morning in the mid 20s, but winter is finally over.

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Global Communities head has international experience

Moline is less than 175 miles from the Chicago suburb where she grew up, but Annisa Wanat took a long way to get to get there, traveling by way of Bulgaria, Afghanistan and South Sudan, working to make the world……

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WQAD Sports April 19th

- Bettendorf wins own track invite - Cubs best Cardinals -Bandits win despite crazy play -Bears open with Packers in primetime…

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Alleman uses yoga for mental advantage

  "Preseason last year we decided we have 3 weeks or 21 days before or 1st game and it get a little redundant because we are inside most of the time and we thought what can we do to break things up?" explains Alleman head coach Jerry Burkhead. The answer--  yoga. "It was a chuckle.   Coach was like we're gonna do yoga and we were like what?" joked Luke Trondson. "1st thing that went through my mind was just kind of a confusion I guess you could say. You kinda picture yoga as something a bunch of ladies do," admitted Brendan Hird. "They looked at me like like I was joking. I said no I'm…

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Chemical cleanup continues after fire at Orion warehouse

Keeping contamination in check is the concern in Orion after it took thousands of gallons of water to put out Wednesday's fire at the Helena Chemical warehouse.  Authorities are concerned about what else the water washed away and where it's headed.The director of Henry County's Office of Emergency Management said there were about 25 different chemicals in the building. Runoff from some of those chemicals made it into a nearby creek. Crews built a dam last night to keep it from going any farther. They started pumping the water into tanks Thursday. Kathleen Kurrle, who lives near the con…

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Rock Island High School sets consequences for planned student walkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, students across the nation are walking out to protest gun violence in schools. Students at Rock Island High School will face consequences for any participation.

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Day care provider charged after 7-month-old found unresponsive

A daycare provider has been charged after a 7-month-old child at the daycare was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Police investigating shots fired incident in Moline

Officers responded to 200 block 43rd Street in reference to shots fired.

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Finding a job after Younkers and Bergner’s shut down

MUSCATINE, Iowa-- Going out of business sales start at Bergner and Younkers stores Friday, April 19. Store employees say clearance prices will be storewide at Younkers, Bergner’s and other Bon-Ton owned stores. The retail giant shutdown includes the Younkers store in the Muscatine Mall, which is one of the last anchor stores at the location. And with every empty store front, and every shut down business, there are lost jobs. Iowa workforce representative Mark Holloway says it is hard to look for a job after getting the news it is time to go. “It is always sad to hear that someone is losin…

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Nationwide hunt for grandmother turned ‘cold-blooded killer’ comes to an end

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – The nationwide hunt for a grandmother who killed her husband, and her look-alike, has come to an end, ABC News confirms. Reports say that two deputies with the United States Marshals Service arrested Lois Riess around 8:25 P.M. in Texas. Kinsey said Riess was sitting in a restaurant by herself when the deputies arrested her. The 56-year-old, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, is believed to have murdered her husband, David Riess, whose body was found March 23 on their property, according to the Star Tribune. Authorities believe Riess fled Minnesota, traveling to…

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16-year-old charged with 'threat of terrorism' for threatening Wapello Prom

The threat stated that one person was coming to prom to shoot another person.

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How to get free McDonald’s fries on Fridays during the month of April

You can get free fries on Friday at McDonald’s by using the McDonald’s iOS app and Apple Pay to check out. (McDonald’s) Friday will be a fry-yay for french fry fans. McDonald’s fries will be free on Friday April 20 and again on April 27, according to the company’s website. Customers can walk into McDonald’s locations and, by using the McDonald’s iOS app and Apple Pay, get a free order of medium french fries at check out. Are you lovin’ it? A minimum purchase of $1 is required to get the free french fry deal at McDonald’s. Customers can on…

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Police respond to reports of shots fired in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Police say they responded to reports of gunshots being fired just before 5:00 P.M. on April 19. The gunfire was reported in the area of 300 E 14th Street in Davenport. Upon arrival, officers say they canvassed the neighborhood and recovered bullet casings. They also say a home in the area was struck by gunfire. Police say there have been no injuries reported. The incident remains under investigation. Police ask anybody with information to reach out to the department.

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2 elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude Snapchats

SLIDELL, La. – Police arrested two Louisiana elementary school students  after they allegedly distributed nude photos to classmates using a social media app. The Bonne Ecole Elementary students, a girl and a boy, were booked on charges of distribution of child pornography, according to the Slidell Police Department. The female student allegedly used Snapchat to send nude pictures of herself to the male student, who allegedly sent them to other classmates. “Most kids are not aware, but sending a nude photo of themselves is a crime,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said. “Pa…

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Dr. Thomas Anthony Dooley Scholarship Awarded

Madison Cousins is this year's winner of the 20,000 dollar award.

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Join us at the Big Table

You're invited to sit down at a table in the Quad-Cities today or Saturday to talk with fellow Quad-Citizens about ways to help our region grow.

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'Child Abuse Council' Hosts Annual Fundraiser

It is child abuse prevention month, and the Child Abuse Council has opportunities for you to help raise awareness. Their fundraising banquet is April 26th at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline at 5:30. There will be a live and silent auction, a short program with live entertainment along with drinks and hors d'oeurves. Brooke Hendrickx, the organization's Community Education Program Manager, joined Local 4 to share more.  …

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Taylor: Evansville's similarities to Quad-Cities gave him competitive advantage for CVB job

Two months ago, the Quad-City tourism bureau's board announced its longtime president and CEO, Joe Taylor, would retire at the end of the year.

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WIU students give support to professors awaiting new contract

  Students at Western Illinois University are closing in on their final examines.Thursday, they're learning something else after union members voted to authorize a strike.The union, UPI Local 4100 chapter, and university have been trying to iron out a new contract since October 2016.That have campuses in the Quad Cities and Macomb, Illinois. The strike authorization doesn't mean professors will be walking out of the classrooms just yet.It lays out the path to file a formal intent to strike, which provides the university with ten days notice.WIU Associate Professor and union member Everett…

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How Davenport Schools’ superintendent is looking to secure the district

DAVENPORT, Iowa --  Davenport's superintendent, Dr. Art Tate, is moving forward to get the funding he wants to beef up security within the school district. Back in March, Dr. Tate created a proposal to hire additional personnel that's focused on security.  The proposal included hiring the following positions: 1 security and safety specialist 1 coordinator of student participation 1 mental health coordinator 4 additional school resource officers an undetermined amount of caseworkers an undetermined amount of security guards To hire these positions, Dr. Tate said he needed to use money from…

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Muscatine officials address concerns over mall, following the loss of Younkers

Following the announcement of all Younker's stores closing, the economic impact may be bigger in certain cities, specifically Muscatine.

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Visitors bureau CEO's contract not renewed

Two months ago, the Quad-City tourism bureau’s board announced its longtime president and CEO, Joe Taylor, would retire at the end of the year.

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911 operator gets jail time for hanging up on callers: ‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’

HOUSTON — If Creshenda Williams didn't have time then— she surely has plenty of time now. Williams, the former 911 operator hung up on dozens of callers and first responders, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation with 10 days in jail.  A grand jury found the 44-year-old  guilty of interfering with emergency telephone calls — a misdemeanor offense — following a three-day trial that ended Wednesday. The former 911 operator worked at the Houston Emergency Service Center for more than a year before being let go in 2016. During her time, prosecutors say Williams systematically hun…

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Dogs go from death row to forever home in East Moline

Two dogs once on death row recently found their forever homes in East Moline.Zeus and Xena are a duo that was rescued by Kings Harvest No Kill Animal Shelter in Davenport about a month ago. Their previous owner was homeless but desperately wanted to keep the dogs together, he was even living out of his car with the dogs at one point. The shelter says the man's car was eventually towed with the dogs inside, and that's when they were sent to a pound.They were on the list to be euthanized at the pound before Kings Harvest took them in. Now the shelter says it was fate, after the two dogs caught…

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Augustana practices hostage scenario

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- Augustana College worked with law enforcement to practice a hostage scenario. The drill was held inside the Olin Center on Thursday, April 19th. It's something they do each year to improve their response to potential threats. This year's scenario was a professor who was holding students hostage inside a classroom. As public safety guarded the building, students were directed to safety. Meanwhile, campus leaders created a command center inside Founders Hall to practice disseminating information and creating a plan of action. For the first time, this year they live stre…

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Two Florida deputies killed in restaurant shooting

(CNN) -- Two deputies were killed at a restaurant in Florida by a shooter who fired through a window and was found dead outside the business, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. The deputies were at the Ace China restaurant in the small town of Trenton when they were shot around 3 p.m. "At this point, it remains an active criminal investigation with no apparent motive or indications as to why this tragedy occurred," the department said on Facebook. According to the department's website, there are 14 full-time deputies in the patrol division. "My thoughts, prayers and condolen…

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You're invited to sit at the Big Table!

You’re invited to sit down at a table in the Quad-Cities today or Saturday to talk with fellow Quad-Citizens about ways to help our region grow.

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Spring seems to have SPRUNG. FINALLY!

Spring seem to have SPRUNG. FINALLY! Highs getting into the 60s in the next few days…

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Sen. Duckworth casts vote with her baby on senate floor

(CNN) -- Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side. Senate lawmakers narrowly voted, 50 to 49, to confirm GOP Rep. James Bridenstine to be the next NASA administrator. Duckworth voted against Bridenstine. "It feels great," Duckworth told reporters as she entered the Capitol. "It is about time, huh?" She also thanked colleagues for passing the rule change. "I think it's historic, I think it's amazing," Duckworth said. When she was on the Senate floor, a group of senators including Sens.

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Search Warrants in Kewanee result in three drug arrests

The search warrant was executed on apartment #120 in reference to an ongoing narcotics investigation. The search warrant resulted in the arrests of 24-year-old Julian Hollins, 23-year-old Gustavo Perez, and 20-year-old Jacobii Jones. All three subjects reside in Kewanee, Illinois.

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Western Illinois union passes strike vote

Western Illinois University faculty voted Wednesday to authorize a strike and filed an intent to strike Thursday with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, said Jim La Prad, spokesman for the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI), Local 4100.

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UPDATE: Rock Island man arrested for Davenport motorcycle hit-and-run accident

44-year-old Terrelle Bonner of Rock Island, Ill. was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident. He has negotiated a plea, received suspended prison time with one year of probation.

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Illinois posts lowest unemployment numbers in more than a decade

The unemployment rate in the Quad-Cities stayed slightly higher than the state average at 4.9% in March.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today the state's unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in March and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -2,100 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The February job gain was virtually unchanged from its initial report. (+15,300 jobs versus +15,200 jobs).Job growth improved in the January to March period posting ave…

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Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the Russia probe

Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the Russia probe…

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RAGBRAI to end at Marquette Street boat landing in Davenport

Cyclists who completed RAGBRAI in 2011 should be well acquainted with the destination for this year’s dip site in Davenport, Marquette Street boat landing, where the ride ended seven years ago.

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Israeli folk singer-songwriter to perform in Q-C on Monday

After his third day of working as a nail products salesperson at a mall kiosk, Rami Feinstein went home and needed to vent.

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Davenport Kicks Off RAGBRAI Preparations

Davenport is getting ready to host RAGBRAI this summer, and once again, the ride will end at the Marquette Street boat ramp. Today, organizers also unveiled the route riders will take through the city, plus a new logo, website, and theme, " Davenport, Made It Here ."…

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JA of the Heartland names new president, CEO

Junior Achievement of the Heartland announced today that Dougal Nelson has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.  "I am proud and honored to be a part of a prominent organization like JA with such an important mission," said Nelson. "JA educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. I will work hard to ensure that more and more students experience JA's high-quality programs so they can gain the skills relevant to success in their future careers and in their lives."Prior to joining the senior management te…

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Fired FBI deputy director facing criminal referral

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington.

WQAD.com LogoFormer NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation. That's according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. The addition of Giuliani adds an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Trump has struggled to add lawyers to his legal team since the resignation of John Dowd last month. The statement from Sekulow quotes Trump as saying, "Rudy is great" and saying that Giuliani wants to get "this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country."…

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Hawkeyes' Big Ten basketball opponents announced

The Hawkeyes' basketball teams now know who they will be facing next season in Big Ten Conference play. And how often.The Iowa men's team will host Illinois, Maryland and Michigan and hit the road for Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue. The seven teams they will play both home and away are Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers and Wisconsin.The women's team will welcome Maryland, Northwestern, Rutgers and Wisconsin to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for their sole faceoff. The Hawkeyes will travel to Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State. Home and road games will be p…

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Davenport no stranger to RAGBRAI

Cyclists who completed RAGBRAI in 2011 should be well acquainted with the destination for this year’s dip site in Davenport, Marquette Street boat landing, where the ride ended seven years ago.

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RAGBRAI dip site, Davenport logo revealed

We are just a few months away from the start of the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.At a news conference this morning, it was was announced that the finish line for RAGBRAI will be at Marquette Street Landing in Davenport.It's the same day as the Bix 7 -- July 28 -- but Davenport believes it won't skip a beat."This community is well prepared for it," said Kyle Carter. "The city is well prepared for it. From a safety perspective, from a crowd perspective, and from a fun perspective. I think we're really going to have our stuff together. And we're getting good at this. "At 428 mile…

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Big tobacco pays Iowa $50.9 million dollars

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa has received a $50.9 Million payment from tobacco companies, according to the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa. It is part of a 1998 landmark settlement in which attorney generals of 45 states made a deal with the nation’s four largest tobacco companies to settle lawsuits to recover billions of dollars in state health care costs associated with treating smoking-related illnesses. In the last 20 years, Iowa has received more than $1.2 billion in payments under the settlement. The state will continue to receive annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in per…

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Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist.

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Davenport police respond to two crashes Wednesday night, one involving a 13-year-old driver

Davenport Police released new details involving two separate crashes on Wednesday night. The second happened near east Locust and LeClaire Streets, involving a 13-year-old driver.

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Home on 12th Avenue struck by gunfire during early morning shooting

EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- Police are looking for information about a shooting incident on Tuesday, April 17 that resulted in a home on 12th Avenue being struck by gunfire. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Tuesday, shortly after 2:30 a.m. when a witness reported that two cars may have been exchanging gunfire in the 1300 block of 12th Avenue. One vehicle was a red PT Cruiser and the second a black passenger car. When police arrived, they recovered several 40 caliber casings from the north side of 12th Avenue. Two parked vehicles in the area were damaged along with property at…

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Poop train finally leaves Alabama town after stinking it up for two months

The smelliest train in America has rolled out of Parrish, Ala., and the small town hopes it will never see its like again. In what Mayor Heather Hall described as “wonderful news,” the train’s load of 10 million pounds of sewage sludge from New York and New Jersey has been transported to a private landfill site 25 miles away after stinking up the town for more than two months, NPR reports. The 250 tractor-trailer loads of poop ended up in the Parrish rail yard after nearby West Jefferson sued to prevent the sludge from being handled locally. The sludge “smells of de…

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Why is Vermont the only state to never send a woman to Congress?

227 years, 140 lawmakers, no women…

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East Moline police investigate shooting that damaged cars, home

A witness reported hearing gunfire, possibly coming from a red, PT Cruiser and a black passenger car that appeared to be following each other on 12th Avenue.

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House, two cars shot in East Moline

A house and two cars were damaged by gunfire early Tuesday in East Moline.The East Moline Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of 12th Avenue, East Moline that occurred around 2:35 a.m.A witness called 911 after hearing the shots and reported seeing a red PT Cruiser and a black passenger car following each other on 12th Avenue. The witness was unsure but thought the two vehicles may have been shooting at each other.Police recovered 40 caliber casings from the north side of 12th Avenue. Two parked vehicles in the area were damaged along with property at a nearby hous…

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Early morning East Moline shooting leaves house damaged

An early morning shooting Tuesday left an East Moline house damaged, but no one injured.

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She documented her exotic trip on Instagram, now she heads to prison

SYDNEY – “She wanted to be the envy of others,” said an Australian judge of Mélina Roberge. There’s little to envy now: The 24-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years for drug trafficking, in a case that involved $20 million of cocaine, an exotic cruise, and social media. Roberge and Isabelle Lagacé, 30, left Quebec and set sail on what by all appearances was a glamorous six-week cruise with stops in places like Bermuda, Peru, Chile, and Tahiti, which the women documented via Instagram (photos here). But when they arrived in Australia on Aug. 28, 2016, sniffer…

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Gun charges won't be dropped for man distributing white supremacist fliers

A Scott County judge has ruled on a motion made by a white supremacist to drop the felony charges he faces for bringing a gun onto school property.Attorneys for James Mathias were seeking to have the case dismissed, claiming Brady Street Stadium, where he was found to be carrying a gun while distributing white supremacist filers is not the ‘grounds of a school’.  Judge Nancy Tabor said if the legislature had intended for the gun ban only to apply to school buildings, they would have used the word ‘schoolhouse.’  Mathias had also sought to have evidence that he was carrying a gun supp…

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Wanted by police: Spring

It's our very own Andy McCray.This was posted on the Davenport Police Department Facebook page Wednesday.Local meteorologists are facing conspiracy charges for "theft of spring."Local 4 News spoke with police today in the middle of their investigation. "Right now we are actively gathering evidence," Major Jeff Bladel said. "We're collecting evidence. We're making sure that we get, we're making sure that we get the appropriate evidence to further our investigation."Police say they are looking for help with this case.They say charges will be dropped when "Mr. McCray" brings us some nice weather…

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Washing fresh fruits and veggies: Are you doing enough?

Should you be more concerned about washing foods depending on where you buy them? Can you skip that step sometimes?…

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Mammoth bones discovered in northwest Wyoming

Bureau of Reclamation guards are protecting the site on the dry bed of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

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Mini calf could be among smallest in the world

A cattleman said the calf wasn't much bigger than a lunchbox when it was born.

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Selling or advertising LGBT conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California…





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