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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Talk explores mining on 'America's sacred lands'

A free talk on the search for oil and gas beneath America's sacred lands will be 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Student Life Center on the campus of Scott Community College, 500 Belmon……

Quad-City Times LogoTemps will flirt with 70 today

Temps will flirt with 70 today

After some morning fog things will clear up and warm up.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Early Morning Fog

Early this morning we will see some fog in the QC area. It will mix on out though as we move in the afternoon hours. Temperatures warm up today reaching the low 70s. We will see some clouds hanging around for the beginning of the day, but they will move on out by the evening hours. The warm weather is going to last through Monday leaving us with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for 3 days! After Tuesday we will see some light rain early in the morning leaving us by the early afternoon hours. We will also get sent back to reality with temperatures cooling back down into the low 60s. Meteoro…

WQAD.com LogoSterling falls just short on the road

Sterling falls just short on the road

Golden Warriors finish regular season at 6-3 after close loss at Sycamore…

WQAD.com LogoRockridge rolls into the playoffs with their 8th-straight win

Rockridge rolls into the playoffs with their 8th-straight win

Rockridge wins their 8th straight game on the road against Kewanee.

WQAD.com LogoScore Open Week 9- Fact check

Score Open Week 9- Fact check

Score Open Week 9- Fact check…

WQAD.com LogoErie-Prophetstown with a 7-point win on the road

Erie-Prophetstown with a 7-point win on the road

Orion jumps out to an early lead, but Erie-Prophetstown comes back to win their 6th game of the year.

WQAD.com LogoFulton wins 6th game to make the playoffs

Fulton wins 6th game to make the playoffs

Fulton wins 35-27 to assure their spot in the post season.

WQAD.com LogoNewman caps of perfect season

Newman caps of perfect season

The #1 ranked team in 2A looked the part on Friday night, cruising to an impressive 44-0 win over Amboy.

WQAD.com LogoDubuque Senior blanks Clinton

Dubuque Senior blanks Clinton

Dubuque Senior rolls to a 41-0 win over RiverKings  …

WQAD.com LogoMorrison wins first game of the year

Morrison wins first game of the year

Morrison beats Riverdale in a week 9 battle.

WQAD.com LogoCedar Rapids Washington cruises past Burlington

Cedar Rapids Washington cruises past Burlington

2nd ranked Cedar Rapids Washington bests Burlington 63-19.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County wins on the road

Mercer County wins on the road

Mercer County comes back to beat Monmouth United.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption comes up just short on the road

Assumption comes up just short on the road

Knights fall at Washignton 45-27.

WQAD.com LogoA-Town runs the table in the regular season

A-Town runs the table in the regular season

A-town rolls to a perfect 9-0 regular season with a 52-0 shutout.

WQAD.com LogoMediapolis wins close contest against Mid-Prairie

Mediapolis wins close contest against Mid-Prairie

Mediapolis will have a home playoff game after their 7-6 win at home.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf cruises to perfection

Bettendorf cruises to perfection

The Bulldogs best Davenport West 42-7 to capture perfect 9-0 season and a District title.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine wins high scoring contest

Muscatine wins high scoring contest

Muscatine secures a home playoff game with a big win over Iowa City High.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley comeback lands District title

Pleasant Valley comeback lands District title

Spartans get another big game from Chase Kipper in 38-24 win.  Pleasant Valley outscores Iowa City West 24-3 in the 2nd half to capture district title and their 6th straight win.

WQAD.com LogoMoline ends season with win

Moline ends season with win

Maroons beat Peoria Manual 24-14 to pick up 2nd win of the season.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg falls short in season finale

Galesburg falls short in season finale

Galesburg’s offense puts up 35 against the Lions, but Peoria Central wins 61-35.

WQAD.com LogoAlleman rolls to a share of Western Big 6 title

Alleman rolls to a share of Western Big 6 title

Pioneers cruise past United Township 41-0 to claim share of conference crown.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo caps off perfect season with huge road win

Geneseo caps off perfect season with huge road win

The Maple Leafs best unbeaten and 6A state ranked DeKalb 21-7 to cap off their 1st undefeated season since 2006.

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Concussion Awareness Day in the QC

It's Quad Cities concussion awareness day. It's a push to bring more attention to a serious health issue that impacts young athletes. The Genesis medical center offers a concussion management program. The first step is free baseline screening. It's taken before an injury to measure what is normal for that individual. The test is 45 minutes of cognitive ability. Once there is a suspected injury the test can be taken again to show the extent of the injuries. "I think it's going to help the community because we have objective measures to say if your doing better or not you can look at …

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Two bars with the same name. How did they settle it?

Two small breweries with the same catchy name. It sounds like the stuff of lawyers and lawsuits.But what could have driven these two beer makers apart, is instead, bringing them together. "We found out by accident by our distributor in Chicago regarding against the grain was," said Sam Cruz, Bar Owner, Louisville Kentucky. There was one 'Against the Grain here in Rock Island,' and another more than four hundred miles away in Louisville, Kentucky. "Initially I was caught off guard and it was always a possibility that it might happen," said Rich Nunez, B…

WQAD.com LogoGenesis Health System encouraging people to take test to help with concussion recovery

Genesis Health System encouraging people to take test to help with concussion recovery

Genesis Health System and the cities of Bettendorf, Davenport, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis have declared Friday, October 24, 2014 as “Quad Cities Concussion Awareness Day.” It’s an effort to bring more awareness to the dangers of sports-related concussions and there is a new push to perform tests on athletes and non-athletes before they get a concussion. “The big challenge for health care workers is how do we we know when a brain has fully recovered from its concussion,” said Ken Croken, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Genesis Healt…

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Quad City Mallards drop the puck on a new season in new league

The roar of the crowd, skates gliding across the ice, and the sound of the horn after a goal.  The Quad City Mallards were back in action Friday night.A new season, a new league, but the same exciting Mallards Hockey.  For the die-hard fans, it's a day they've been looking forward to all off-season. For the Hartman family, the first game of the season is like a family holiday."How are they going to play?" says 6th grade Mallards fan Isabel Hartman. "What are their new players going to be like?"Isabel and her dad Mike are season ticket holders, and opening day&nb…

KWQC-TV6 LogoScares And Safety At Local Haunted Houses

Scares And Safety At Local Haunted Houses

Just a couple of weekends left for spooks and scares as Halloween approaches. Local haunted houses expect to be busy but safety is a must. …

WQAD.com LogoCrash backs up traffic near Coralville on I-80

Crash backs up traffic near Coralville on I-80

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment A crash on I-80 westbound has closed the roadway near Coralville, Iowa. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), a portion of I-80 westbound was closed because of a crash Friday evening, October 24. An alert on IDOT’s website around 8 p.m. said the crash was near Coralville, Iowa at Exit 244, Dubuque Street. A detour was set up for drivers. I-80 alert from IDOT’s website A News 8 viewer said around 8:40 p.m. traffic on I-80 was backed up about three miles. Get traffic infor…

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News at 10:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 10:00.If you have any questions or comments for Crispin and the rest of the CBS4 News team, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

WQAD.com LogoPhotos: Score selfies from October 24, 25

Photos: Score selfies from October 24, 25

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Share your Score Selfie and enter our contest – click here Tweet us your selfie @thescorewqad #qcscoreselfie or share it on our Facebook. Click here to see selfies from previous weeks. …

KWQC-TV6 LogoMuscatine Co. Escapee Captured At Loud Thunder Park In R.I. County

Muscatine Co. Escapee Captured At Loud Thunder Park In R.I. County

An inmate who escaped from Muscatine County has been captured in Rock Island County with help from coyotes. …

KWQC-TV6 LogoClaims Of Voting Machine Issues In Rock Island County

Claims Of Voting Machine Issues In Rock Island County

There are claims the voting machines in Rock Island are not calibrated correctly and are changing people's votes.

KWQC-TV6 LogoRICO Republicans File Complaint Over Ballot Procedures

RICO Republicans File Complaint Over Ballot Procedures

At the Rock Island County Clerk's office, elections judges are taking paper absentee ballots out of their envelopes and putting them into an optical scanner, tabulation machine but Rock Island County Republicans are upset with the procedure.

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Illinois college savings programs ranked highly

It's never too early to start saving for college. And two of Illinois' 529 college savings programs are ranked among the best in the nation. Bright Start and Bright direction received a bronze medal. But it's not just the medal. The programs are most appealing to those saving for college. Since 2011 assets in the college savings division have grown by 85%. And the number of accounts has increased by 38 percent.

Quad-City Times LogoOakdale cemetery will have Underground Railroad tour Sunday

Oakdale cemetery will have Underground Railroad tour Sunday

Oakdale Memorial Gardens will sponsor a walking tour at 2 p.m. Sunday of the gravesites for 11 former slaves who were helped to freedom by the Underground Railroad.

OurQuadCities.com LogoElection key dates to remember: Iowa voter registration ends Saturday

Election key dates to remember: Iowa voter registration ends Saturday

The midterm election is November 4th. The deadline to register to vote in Iowa is tomorrow. And the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is next Friday, October 31st. But you can register or cast an absentee ballot in-person at your local county auditor's office until the day before the election. Over in Illinois, there's a grace period to register to vote. That runs up until Election Day. And there's still time to request absentee ballot. October 30th is the last day to do that. But you can vote early in-person until November 2nd.  You can also register and vote at …

KWQC-TV6 LogoPhase 3 Coming To WIU

Phase 3 Coming To WIU

Students at WIU'S Riverfront campus will soon have another building for classes. Governor Quinn stopped in Moline to announce $5 million dollars for phase 3 of the Western Illinois Campus."This is a great day in the history of WIU," said the President of Western Illinois University, Dr. Jack Thomas. "Today's announcement means more progress. This commitment to WIU means we continue to move forward to provide access to a quality public education."The new building will cost a total of 34.6 mill...

OurQuadCities.com LogoFormer University of Iowa Hospital employee charged with mail fraud

Former University of Iowa Hospital employee charged with mail fraud

A federal court has sentenced a former University of Iowa Hospital employee on mail fraud charges.On Friday, October 23rd 37-year-old Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to three counts of mail fraud. She was also ordered to pay $300 to the Crime Victim Fund and restitution.Whitmore-Meier worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as an IT consultant from 2002-2011. Between February 8, 2003 and November 2, 2011 she purchased 567 items with University funds without approval or notice by the university. She subsequently sold…

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Absentee ballots center of court battle in Rock Island

Rock Island County Republicans are requesting an injunction over some issues with the way absentee ballots are being counted. Now a judge is taking a look into claims that the county clerk's office is already tabulating the ballots, which is against Illinois state law. "I think if you ask the average voter, they would prefer that their ballots stay in its envelope until election night and then be counted with everyone else’s,” said Bill Bloom, Rock Island County Republican chairman. “What they're doing instead if they're basically running them through a tabulator as…

WQAD.com LogoRock Island County Republican voters claim voting machine ‘changed their vote’

Rock Island County Republican voters claim voting machine ‘changed their vote’

Rock Island County Republican voters gathered outside of the Rock Island County Clerk’s office on Friday, October 24, alleging a voting machine switched their vote. Voters said when they selected a candidate on the electronic voting machine, the machine would switch their vote to the opposing candidate. Voters claim it happened to them at the Moline Library. “The ‘x’ went into his box, and then two seconds later, the box and his name went away and it was totally blank, and then the ‘x’ went into the opponents box,” Joyce Glassner said. A similar incide…

OurQuadCities.com LogoDriver airlifted in Walcott rollover

Driver airlifted in Walcott rollover

A driver of a car is airlifted after a rollover accident in Walcott Friday afternoon.It happened around 2 p.m. when a car heading northbound around the 18700 block of 70th Avenue in rural Walcott crossed into the center line. A semi truck heading southbound turned to avoid a head-on collision. The car struck the semi on the passenger side gas tank, resulting in a roll-over into the westbound ditch.The semi driver was not injured, but the passenger car driver was airlifted to Genesis East by Medforce with unknown injuries. …

Quad-City Times LogoEvent to address employee wellness

Event to address employee wellness

One big misconception shared by many employers is that establishing an employee wellness program will cost a fortune.

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Jobs available in QC despite new IL unemployment reports

Unemployment rates across Illinois are dropping, but based on a new report; the Quad Cities isn't quite on track with the rest of the state. The Quad Cities saw the lowest improvement in unemployment over the last year out of the 12 metropolitan areas tracked by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. But experts say; job seekers don't panic; there are plenty of jobs to go around. "You know when looking at this and the turnout and with all the employers that want to give people jobs, I mean we know that there's hope,” said Dwayne Hodges, Employment Developer with Goodwill…

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WIU Quad Cities celebrates expansion, money from the state

The Western Illinois riverfront campus is planning another major expansion. School leaders are in the early stages of a $34.6 million project. The plan includes a brand new 6 story 'innovation center' that will focus on the science and technology. School leaders say this building would allow the school to expand to 3,000 students or even more. Friday Governor Quinn stopped at the campus to announce $5 million in state funding towards the project. "What does phase 3 mean to the students of Western Illinois University? It means they are at a university in one of the most exciting times …

OurQuadCities.com LogoBoehner, Biden plan separate Davenport visits Monday

Boehner, Biden plan separate Davenport visits Monday

Two big names in politics will be stumping for candidates in Davenport Monday. CBS4 has confirmed that that Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Modern Woodmen Park to support U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley and Congressman Dave Loebsack. The event begins Monday at 10 a.m. at the Champions Club inside the ballpark. It's part of a 99 county event to support democratic candidates. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House John Boehner will be in Davenport Monday evening. He will stop at the Scott County Republican Headquarters to support candidate for Iowa District 2 Rep. Dave Loebsack's oppone…

WQAD.com LogoAT&T U-Verse customers get bogus White House emergency notification

AT&T U-Verse customers get bogus White House emergency notification

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — With the threats of Ebola and ISIS, Americans are arguably a bit on edge. So it probably didn’t help that many AT&T U-Verse users saw a strange alert from the White House on their TVs early Friday. Many U-Verse customers across the country woke up to a strange message on their TV’s. It read “this is an Emergency Action Notification.” Viewers were forced to stay tuned to the channel. Customers were also saying that the alert stated it was requested by the White House for a national emergency. The message seems to have been sent in error. …

OurQuadCities.com LogoCoyotes catch Muscatine man escaping custody

Coyotes catch Muscatine man escaping custody

A Muscatine man escaping custody gets nabbed by a pack of coyotes. 21-year-old Daniel Rice was being transported from Muscatine County Jail to the Trinity Muscatine hospital Monday night. He managed to slip his cuffs and run away in his hospital gown. During the chase, his gown came off. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was eventually found Wednesday night after a call came in about two men being chased by a pack of coyotes at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. He was taken back into custody and he is being held on a $50,000 bond. Rice was serving time for theft, criminal mischief a…

WQAD.com LogoThe best time to get the best deal on holiday travel

The best time to get the best deal on holiday travel

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you’re planning on flying over the holidays, now’s the time book your tickets. A new survey shows the lowest prices for domestic airfares are found eight weeks before the departure date, around 19% below the average fare of $496, according to the Airlines Reporting Corporation, a travel industry research group owned by the airlines. The report, which was based on ticket sales between January 2013 through July 2014, also found Sunday is the cheapest day to buy plane tickets. This Sunday marks nine weeks until Christmas week, so the clock is ticking. &…

WQAD.com LogoRecall dramatically expanding for exploding airbags

Recall dramatically expanding for exploding airbags

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday, October 24, 2014.. Until now the nearly 8 million vehicles under recall have been concentrated in warmer states with humid climates, but there is increasing pressure to expand efforts nationwide. The recall started last year, and it expanded earlier this year. The issue gained increasing attention earlier this month as Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped efforts to get car owners to replace their airbags. At least…

Quad-City Times LogoWoman extricated from vehicle after rollover crash near Walcott

Woman extricated from vehicle after rollover crash near Walcott

A woman had to be extricated from her car after it rolled over in a ditch Friday afternoon near Walcott, police say. The accident occurred about 2:08 p.m. in the 18700 block of 70th Avenue, ab……

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One Hospitalized After Rollover Accident Near Walcott

Scott County authorities responded to the scene of a rollover crash near Walcott, Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoSchool allows guns in high school senior portraits

School allows guns in high school senior portraits

Students at a high school in rural Nebraska are now allowed to pose with guns in their senior portraits. The Broken Bow School Board voted unanimously, 6-0, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, to approve a measure allowing students to pose with their weapons. “When we do senior portraits, we ask our students to consider an activity that they’re interested in, that they’re passionate about,” photographer Brian Baer said in an ABC report. The decision to allow guns in the portraits was, at least in part, motivated by the popularity of hunting and other shooting sports in the Broken Bow area accor…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavid Goken: The Heart and Soul of Dixon Football

David Goken: The Heart and Soul of Dixon Football

David Goken loves his friends, his school and helping his football team.

WQAD.com LogoWarmer Temperatures Tomorrow

Warmer Temperatures Tomorrow

Tonight our lows will stay fairly warm, only dropping down to the low 50s. Early tomorrow morning we will see some fog in the QC area. It will mix on out though as we move in the afternoon hours. Temperatures warm up tomorrow reaching the low 70s. We will see some clouds hanging around for the beginning of the day, but they will move on out by the evening hours. The warm weather is going to last through Monday leaving us with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s for 3 days! After Tuesday we will see some light rain early in the morning leaving us by the early afternoon hours. We will also get …

WQAD.com LogoSecond man arrested in connection with Knox County burglaries

Second man arrested in connection with Knox County burglaries

The second of two suspects wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Knox County has been arrested. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said that 24-year-old Johnathan D. Rigg was taken into custody in Mountain View, Arkansas around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Rigg was wanted on two felony arrest warrants that stemmed from a burglary investigation in Galesburg and Knox County. The other person wanted in the investigation, 31-year-old Dustin Johnson, was captured on Wednesday, October 22. Johnson was arrested in Galesburg and held in the Knox County Jail in lieu of $750,00…

WQAD.com LogoWIU gets $5-million to help grow Riverfront Campus

WIU gets $5-million to help grow Riverfront Campus

Engineering students are helping to design the future on Friday. Now, their university is poised to grow again.  That’s as the WIU Riverfront Campus is ready to create the third phase of its Moline location. “More students to come here and experience more opportunities,” said WIU graduate student Erin Pilarski. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn brought $5 million on Friday to design a new building.  It’s a start for the $34.6 million project. “We’ve got a general idea of what we want,” said Campus Architect Bill Brewer. “Now, we can actually get down…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIL Gov. Quinn Announces WIU-QC Expansion

IL Gov. Quinn Announces WIU-QC Expansion

The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront campus continues to grow. …

Quad-City Times LogoWho's in the news? Linda Ortiz

Who's in the news? Linda Ortiz

Linda Ortiz of Moline has been re-elected to the National Catholic Society of Foresters’ Board.

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

WQAD.com LogoWatch: Ad we’re fact checking that claims Braley’s tax views are too extreme for his own party

Watch: Ad we’re fact checking that claims Braley’s tax views are too extreme for his own party

“Million” is  30-second commercial that claims Bruce Braley’s views on taxes are too extreme even for members of his own political party. Braley is the incumbent Democrat competing against Republican Neil Anderson to represent Illinois’ 36th District in the State Senate. “Million” is funded by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which advertises itself online as “the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate.” ___________________________ WQAD News 8 reporter Brittany Lewis and the Quad-City T…

Quad-City Times LogoQuinn announces $5M investment for WIU's next phase

Quinn announces $5M investment for WIU's next phase

With the doors to its latest expansion project open only since early September, Western Illinois University-Quad-Cities got a financial push Friday to begin the third phase of its Moline river……

WQAD.com LogoWoman fatally stabbed over parking spot in California

Woman fatally stabbed over parking spot in California

A woman was stabbed to death during a fight over a parking space in southern California. Elizabeth Yanez, 43, of Whittier, was attacked by two people in the parking lot of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet on Friday evening, October 17, according to our sister station KTLA. Yanez suffered stab wounds to her neck and back, and she later died at a hospital. “Her adult children, who witnessed the attack, said their mother had been stabbed by a man and woman over a parking space,” KTLA reported. Fingerprints, taken from Yanez’s car, led to the arrest of 22-year-old Reggie Cervantes and 19-year…

OurQuadCities.com LogoWIU announces Phase Three

WIU announces Phase Three

Western Illinois University announced Friday the funding has been secured to begin Phase Three of the Quad City campus.“This is another great day for Western Illinois University,” WIU President Jack Thomas said. “We appreciate the support of Governor Quinn and all of our legislators for the many projects and programs that further improve our great university. By working together, we continue to move forward to provide the residents of the Quad Cities region access to quality public higher education.” The investment announced today will fund the design work on Phase Th…

WQAD.com LogoCoyotes – and his own 911 call – help capture wanted man in Rock Island County

Coyotes – and his own 911 call – help capture wanted man in Rock Island County

Rock Island County deputies got a little help from an unlikely source when they captured a man who was wanted in Muscatine, Iowa, for escape. Daniel Rice, 21, was jailed and facing theft, burglary and criminal mischief in Muscatine County, when he was taken to a Muscatine hospital for heart-related issues according to Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department Captain Steven VenHuizen. It was during that hospital visit Monday, October 20, 2014, that Rice allegedly escaped, despite being handcuffed to the bed and wearing only a hospital gown which reportedly came off as he ran away. Court r…

KWQC-TV6 LogoWoman Sentenced For Stealing Over $100K From University Of Iowa

Woman Sentenced For Stealing Over $100K From University Of Iowa

A woman who stole $122,374 from the University of Iowa has received three years probation. Court records show 37-year-old Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier of Avon,...

Quad-City Times LogoSaturday's high could reach 70 degrees

Saturday's high could reach 70 degrees

Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

KWQC-TV6 LogoAccidents On Highway 38 In Muscatine County

Accidents On Highway 38 In Muscatine County

UPDATE: The scene has been cleared and Highway 38 has been reopened. Officials say foggy conditions across the area are making travel dangerous and urge motorists to drive with caution. …

Quad-City Times LogoAfter 60-year association, Lujack's and Chevy will part ways

After 60-year association, Lujack's and Chevy will part ways

After 60 years of selling Chevy vehicles, Lujack's Northpark Auto Plaza in Davenport will no longer do that by year's end, company officials said.

KWQC-TV6 LogoFatal Crash In Walcott, Iowa

Fatal Crash In Walcott, Iowa

One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in Walcott, Iowa. The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Emergency responders were called to the...

WQAD.com LogoBritish health officials want people to get paid to lose weight

British health officials want people to get paid to lose weight

LONDON (CNNMoney) — Overweight Brits may soon find that shedding extra pounds would benefit their wallets as well as their waistlines. The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the ‘pounds for pounds’ program by Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun, the initiative is part of a plan to tackle an NHS funding shortfall that is forecast to hit £30 billion ($48 billion) by 2020. NHS executives plan to ask the cash-strapped government for £8 billion, but the…

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Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

Here are the top six stories on KWQC.com for the week of October 19, 2014;…

KWQC-TV6 LogoStructural Damage At Post Office In Clinton, Iowa

Structural Damage At Post Office In Clinton, Iowa

Nearby construction may have caused damage at the Lyons Branch U.S. Post Office in Clinton, Iowa. The incident happened on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the location...

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'Honoring our Heroes' event hosted by CASI in November

We have a live interview with a representative from CASI telling us all about the breakfast in honor of the military.

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4 injured in Muscatine County crash

A three-vehicle crash this morning in Muscatine County injured four people.

OurQuadCities.com LogoAccidents on Highway 38 in Muscatine shut down highway

Accidents on Highway 38 in Muscatine shut down highway

Low visibility due to foggy weather could be a factor in two accidents on Highway 38 in Muscatine County Friday morning.The Muscatine County Sheriff's Department says the accidents happened near the intersection of 150th Street.Three people involved in the accidents were transported to a local hospital, but no word on their condition.Officials say they are still investigating the accidents but they believe fog was a major factor.Highway 38 is closed but may reopen Friday around 7:00am.

OurQuadCities.com LogoSchool delays due to fog

School delays due to fog

Due to dense fog, Wapello Community Schools will have a 2 hour late start on Friday, October 24.Central Community School District in DeWitt will be having a two-hour late start today due to the dense fog in the areaColumbus Community School District: 2 HOUR LATE START, FRIDAY 10/24/2014, DUE TO WEATHERNO EARLY DISMISSAL - NO BREAKFAST…

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Holmes’ class at Jordan Catholic School

The Pledge from Mrs. Holmes’ class at Jordan Catholic School

Third graders from Mrs. Holmes’ class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

Quad-City Times LogoWily coyotes help nab escaped Muscatine inmate in RI County

Wily coyotes help nab escaped Muscatine inmate in RI County

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man who escaped custody during a trip to the hospital has been caught, and authorities didn't even need bloodhounds to track him down.

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Dense fog forces late starts at some area schools

Dense fog over the Quad-City region is  forcing some schools to delay the start of classes this morning.

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One dead in crash in Walcott

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash Thursday in Walcott.

WQAD.com LogoFog causes major morning commute problems

Fog causes major morning commute problems

Highway 38 in Muscatine County was closed due to multiple accidents because of morning fog Friday, October 24, 2014.  Our photojournalist reported the highway had reopened to traffic by about 7:30 a.m. Some schools delayed their start times due to fog that same day. Click here for the complete list. As expected, visibilities went downhill quickly during the predawn hours. Dense fog was reported in many locations with some spots down to zero visibility! In foggy conditions, you should allow extra time to get to your destination and don’t out-drive your headlights. The fog was expected to…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Quad-City Times LogoUpdate: Dense fog advisory extended until noon

Update: Dense fog advisory extended until noon

Update: Dense fog advisory extended until noon.

WQAD.com LogoMoline ranked “happiest city in Illinois”

Moline ranked “happiest city in Illinois”

How happy are you where you live? When it comes to Illinois cities, one website has put Moline at the top of the list. According to CreditDonkey.com Moline ranks #1 based on number of restaurants, crime rate, commute time, departure time, income, divorce rate, and housing costs. You’ll find the city of Rock Island made the top-20 as well. We want to know: What makes you happy living in the Quad Cities? Let us know on the WQAD Facebook Page. Here is the top-20 list of happiest cities in Illinois: 20. Pekin 19. Quincy 18. North Chicago 17. Naperville 16. Lockport 15. Rock Island 14. Des Pl…

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities Chamber serves up first ever “Politics and Pints” event

Quad Cities Chamber serves up first ever “Politics and Pints” event

A different kind of candidate forum brought local politicians and voters together over a pint of beer. It’s not your traditional political debate or a public forum, but more like a nice chat over a couple of cold ones. “The entire event is just designed to be informal, casual conversation with our local state and federal elected officials and our members in a venue that promotes just good conversation, good relationship building,” said Scott VenDeWoestyne, director of government affairs for the Quad Cities Chamber. The Quad Cities Chamber served up its first Politics and Pint…

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Behind the Gates: An honor for a selfless act

As any military member who's served in Iraq knows, it's not exactly a walk in the park."It's very sandy I went through several dust storms. They don't like the upscale plumbing that we do here and it's very hot," said Connie Decker, First Army. And at first, Connie Decker did not want to go. "I was like 'no'! I heard the word Iraq and I was like 'no, I'm not going over there," said Decker. But after some encouragement from her former boss, who was already stationed there, and her family's support, Decker headed to the 'green zone' in Gaghdad to work at …

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Inside the Gates: An honor for a selfless act

As any military member who's served in Iraq knows, it's not exactly a walk in the park."It's very sandy I went through several dust storms. They don't like the upscale plumbing that we do here and it's very hot," said Connie Decker, First Army. And at first, Connie Decker did not want to go. "I was like 'no'! I heard the word Iraq and I was like 'no, I'm not going over there," said Decker. But after some encouragement from her former boss, who was already stationed there, and her family's support, Decker headed to the 'green zone' in Gaghdad to work at …

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott rolls to 7th win

North Scott rolls to 7th win

Lancers race out to an early lead on their way to 54-26 win over Davenport North.

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How much will Illinois residents pay in taxes next year?

The question of how much people in Illinois will pay in taxes next year has been a big issue in the Illinois Governor's race.Reporter Matt Porter found out the plans from both campaigns. (A reminder: we offered both candidates the chance to sit down with us.Bruce Rauner did, Pat Quinn did not. We were only able to speak with a spokesperson for him.)"We cannot tax our way out of our problems the way Pat Quinn is trying to do, we need to keep our taxes low and grow," said Bruce Rauner / (R) Illinois governor candidate. Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner has…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley boys race their way to State

Pleasant Valley boys race their way to State

Andrew Dixon cruises to a District title.  Pleasant Valley and Bettendorf both advance to State as a team.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley girls strike District gold

Pleasant Valley girls strike District gold

P.V. leads a trio of MAC teams to State after racing to District gold.  McKenzie Yanek takes 1st while teammate Addie Royer grabs 3rd.

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WEB EXTRA: What to do if you encounter a propane fire

Fire crews offer advice if you ever encounter a propane tank on fire.

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Fire crews practice battling propane fire

Huge flames lit up downtown Moline Thursday night, but it was not an out of control fire, it was a training exercise for local firefighters. "Possibility of what's called a bleve where everything is pretty much going to explode and we're going to get missiles, um. Propane firefighting is a little more unique than structure firefighting,” said Christina Wethington with the Harmon, IL Fire Dept. Crews from several area departments took part in the exercise, receiving hands on training from University of Illinois fire instructors. Jim Versluis/Training Officer, Moline Fire Dept. &…

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Candidates' Forum brings out candidates for Illinois District 17

In Rock island tonight, residents had a chance to hear directly from the candidates running for Illinois District 17.The Rock Island County NAACP hosted a forum tonight with incumbent democrat Cheri Bustos and Republican Bobby Schilling.The candidates spoke about keeping jobs in the area, supporting the Rock Island Arsenal , and helping middle class families.  "It's important for them to know that Bobby Schilling was born and raised right here in this area and Bobby Schilling understands a lot of the issues being part of the system growing up I think makes a huge contrast between th…

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What is the future of Hope Creek nursing home?

The future of hope creek care nursing home will soon rest in the hands of  Illinois voters: who will decide whether or not it should remain "county owned". Residents on both sides are trying to decide on the best option. Thursday evening residents met to talk about options for Hope Creek before they vote, and both sides said its an issue that impacts everyone. "The day may come when I need nursing home care," said Brad Hanson, Hillsdale, IL. "I'm really in favor of it staying public because I think at this moment the last I knew a year ago when my aunt was …

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Illinois Congressional Candidates Clash In Second Forum

This is the second meeting between incumbent Democrat Cheri Bustos and challenger Republican Bobby Schilling. The two have only had one debate this election cycle and voters were clearly hungry for more answers from the candidates.

WQAD.com LogoWoman shocked by ultrasound revealing four babies has surgery to save them

Woman shocked by ultrasound revealing four babies has surgery to save them

After a battle with infertility, a woman found out she was not only pregnant, but pregnant with four babies. Months later, she had to undergo surgery to save them. According to a report by ABC News, Ashley Garnder was 19 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors found that she had a condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which is when there is an imbalance in the blood supply between a set of twins and the placenta. According to KFOR, Ashley had surgery on Wednesday, October 22. After undergoing the surgery, Ashley’s husband Tyson Gardner gave an update on their Facebook page, sayin…

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Training To Tackle LPG Tank Fires

Liquefied petroleum gas gets used for everything from cooking and heating, to transportation and power generation. It can also be a very dangerous substance if it catches fire.

WQAD.com LogoHealth department says Rock Island residents still show no signs of Ebola

Health department says Rock Island residents still show no signs of Ebola

Due to Ebola concerns, a Rock Island High School student and an Augie employee went into isolation after they each had a family member recently return from Liberia. Both have isolated themselves for about a week, and the Rock Island Health Department said so-far, so-good. On Tuesday, October 14 an Augustana employee was sent home from work after having contact with a family member who was recently in Liberia. Two days later, the Rock Island-Milan School District announced that they had a student whose family member recently arrived from Liberia. Both people agreed to isolate themselves to alle…

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Muscatine man imprisoned for selling meth

A Muscatine man will spend 14 years in prison for drug trafficking. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Chief U.S. District Judge James Gritzner sentenced 42-year-old Russell Lee Brossart to 14 years in prison for a federal drug trafficking offense, according to a release from the U.S. States Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt. According to the release, from mid-November 2013 to late-February 2014, Brossart sold more than 50 grams of meth in the Muscatine area. “Brossart knowingly distributed ice methamphetamine to multiple customers in the Muscatine area,” said the release. The release indicated tha…





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