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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Iowa crime lab analyst fired after anti-black Facebook rant

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An analyst at the Iowa state crime laboratory has been let go after posting a racist rant on her Facebook page saying she no longer trusts or feels safe around blacks. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that criminalist Amy Pollpeter, a 10-year employee, was terminated Tuesday. Pollpeter lashed out at the Black Lives Matter movement — and all blacks in general — in a Facebook post July 8, which was first reported by the Des Moines Register. Her rant came one day after the killing of several police officers in Dallas by a black man who shot them dur…

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The newest ‘global apocalypse’ date is this Friday — wait what?

If you keep predicting something — maybe you’ll get it right someday? End Times Prophecies has declared the world will end on July 29 in a chain of events caused by the “polar flip” phenomenon. The group says the polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors setting off multiple earthquakes and a “rolling cloud” that will destroy the world. A bit of a bummer, huh? However, this is not the first time people have worried a polar shift could destroy the planet. No worries about #Election2016, world ends July 29, says group always wrong https://t.co/ODB92siLzN …

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FDA issues safety alert for hair conditioner after record number of complaints

DALLAS – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert about a line of cleansing hair conditioners after receiving a slew of complaints about hair loss, bald spots, itching and rashes. The Wen cleansing conditioner line by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean is the subject of an ongoing class action lawsuit filed in 2014, but the sheer number of complaints prompted the FDA to issue an alert on July 19th. “As I was shampooing my hair with it, I was noticing handfuls of hair,” former customer Cindy Peterson told WFAA in 2015. “Because my hair was so thick I didn’t…

WQAD.com LogoLocal pro athlete organizes basketball game with police officers

Local pro athlete organizes basketball game with police officers

EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- United Township High School graduate, Kannon Burrage has spent the last three years playing professional basketball overseas. On Wednesday afternoon, he spent the day at Hereford Park in East Moline for a police versus community day of basketball. "When I come home, people always ask me, Where ya hoopin'? When ya hoopin'? Give me a time and a date and I'm there," explained Burrage. The community support he receives, gave him an idea. He went to his home town police department and pitched them an idea. "It was one guy coming to the police department and saying, 'Hey -…

WQAD.com Logo12 years after bursting onto the political scene, President Obama set to deliver fourth DNC address

12 years after bursting onto the political scene, President Obama set to deliver fourth DNC address

It's July 27th, 2004. John Kerry is running for president and a convention is being held in his honor in Boston, Massachusetts. It's Tuesday night and a man almost no one has ever heard of takes the stage. His name is Barack Obama. He's an Illinois State Senator. Do you remember what happens next? Obama delivers the 2004 DNC keynote address and the room goes wild. People say a star is born. Flash-forward 12 years, and the now-President Obama is 7 and a half years into his presidency. He's taking the stage for a different reason tonight: to speak on behalf of his former opponent-turned-Secreta…

WQAD.com LogoQC police departments see string of burglaries, cars and homes left unlocked

QC police departments see string of burglaries, cars and homes left unlocked

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Both Bettendorf and Davenport police departments have responded to a string of burglaries after owners left their cars unlocked. Davenport police say they responded to a string of burglaries on Tuesday, July 26, in the 1100 block of Emerald Drive. Police say multiple unlocked vehicles were entered, and a truck was stolen that was later recovered by police. Davenport police say they encourage everyone to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value in plain sight. Bettendorf Police posted to social media on Wednesday, July 27, that they also responded to numerous ca…

WQAD.com LogoGeorgia lottery winner invests millions into crystal meth trafficking ring

Georgia lottery winner invests millions into crystal meth trafficking ring

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Most of you would buy a new car or a new house if you won millions in the lottery. Maybe you’d invest in a company or go on a globe-spanning trip. But a Georgia man apparently hoped to become the next Walter White, the methamphetamine mastermind from the TV show “Breaking Bad.” It didn’t work out for Ronnie Music Jr., 45, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game last year and decided to invest that money in a crystal meth trafficking ring, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. According to federal prosecutors, Music pleaded guilty last week on fed…

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Plane that crashed in Chicago left mile-long trail of debris

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says a plane that crashed southwest of Chicago killing the pilot and setting a house on fire, left nearly a mile-long trail of debris before crashing. The Piper PA30 piloted by 58-year-old Garry T. Bernardo of Lake Worth, Florida, took off from Florida, landed in Tennessee and was headed for Wisconsin when it crashed last week. According to the NTSB, the fuselage, tail section, right engine, right wing and inboard section of the left wing were found at the main wreckage site. Part of the left wing, the left propell…

WQAD.com LogoAlliant Energy to invest $1 billion in wind energy expansion across Iowa

Alliant Energy to invest $1 billion in wind energy expansion across Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Alliant Energy has announced it will invest about $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. Alliant executives and Gov. Terry Branstad made the announcement Wednesday. The Iowa utility said in a news release that it is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and possibly develop wind energy in other areas of the state. Utility spokesman Justin Foss says the project will also generate more than 1,500 jobs in Iowa. Foss said it is not yet clear how many turbines the project would see erected. The compa…

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Des Moines police: Fatal shooting not believed to be random

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say investigators do not believe the fatal shooting of a man on a bicycle was a random act. Police said in a news release Wednesday that the investigation so far into the Sunday death of  Dennis Strable, 59, has led them to believe that residents of the quiet residential neighborhood about three blocks north of Roosevelt High School are not in danger from a random shooter. Police found Strable's body around 4:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting. Officers say Strable was riding his bike at the time he was shot. Police did not report any a…

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2-month-old brought to hospital with several broken bones, LeClaire man arrested

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — A LeClaire man has been criminally charged after hospital staff say they discovered his 2-month-old daughter had multiple broken bones. Jonathan Rose, 33, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child endangerment resulting in bodily injury, court records show. Police say Rose brought his daughter to a Davenport hospital on Monday, where she was found to have a broken leg and at least three broken ribs. Police say Rose became frustrated that he could not get his daughter to stop crying and that he “pushed on her hips to check her legs from a previous incident when h…

WQAD.com LogoScott Co. prepares for Donald Trump visit Thursday

Scott Co. prepares for Donald Trump visit Thursday

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- It's the calm before the storm, as locals prepare for the republican presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, to make a stop in Davenport, Iowa. "Parking is going to be atrocious for us. I can already see we're not going to have any parking on 3rd Street. So yeah, it might be a little chaos for everyone," says downtown Davenport resident Cyndi Clark. The rally, expected to attract thousands of people, will fall on the same day as Bix Festival races. Some are worried about downtown congestion. This will be the first Midwest stop the republican nominee will make since the Repu…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport prepares for Bix 7

Davenport prepares for Bix 7

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The countdown to Bix is on. Lawn care teams are putting the final touches on the route, as restaurants prepare for thousands of customers. “We got six guys down here today,”said Brett Krommenhoek, owner of Highpointe Lawns. “Hopefully we can get Kirkwood and McLellan taken care of today. That’s the goal.” If you were driving along Kirkwood today, July 27, 2016, you probably saw Krommenhoek and his crew putting the finishing touches on the Bix route. “Mowing, getting what curbs there are edged, getting all the weeds out of here,” he said. Krommenho…

WQAD.com LogoVideo shows moment rubble crashes down on unsuspecting bar patrons

Video shows moment rubble crashes down on unsuspecting bar patrons

BADAJOZ, Spain – Surveillance cameras outside a Spanish bar captured the dramatic moment large blocks of moulding came crashing down on a group of people sitting on the sidewalk outside. The scary incident happened around 9:30 pm on July 15; the video was recently uploaded to YouTube. The footage shows four young men and two women talking over drinks outside the pub, located on Calle Republica Argentina in the Spanish city of Badajoz when suddenly large chunks of a cornice rain down, pummeling the unsuspecting patrons. Three people were hurt, one of whom was hospitalized and received stitch…

KWQC-TV6 LogoTV-6 Investigates: Sweepstakes scam hitting Facebook messages

TV-6 Investigates: Sweepstakes scam hitting Facebook messages

COLONA, Ill. (KWQC) — Scams are like weeds, they just keep coming back. A new one in the area has people messaging potential victims on Facebook, saying they’ve won a sweepstakes. Don Lind of Colona was sitting at home when his phone beeped last week. He looked at it and had a Facebook message from someone he’s never met saying he’d won $200,000. In order to claim the prize, the person, claiming to be a Facebook claim agent said, the money’s all yours, just send $1,000 for the delivery fees. This is a very common scam. Lind recognized it, especially when he aske…

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KWQC TV6 News at 6PM 7/27/2016

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KWQC-TV6 LogoPet wallaby on the loose in Erie

Pet wallaby on the loose in Erie

ERIE, Ill. (KWQC) — Local family in Erie has a pet wallaby on the loose, leading the entire town on a mission to bring him home. Alexis Smith said her wallaby, Blu, got out while she was out of town. Her dog dug a hole in the yard under her fence and Blu managed to escape. Smith said she thought Blu had been taken or eaten by a predator until community members began spotting him around town. “He was actually seen behind the Casey’s. He’s made his way four miles outside of town and come all the way back in,” said Smith. She bought Blu a year ago when he was just …

KWQC-TV6 LogoSurveillance Video Captures One of Eight Car Break-ins in Davenport

Surveillance Video Captures One of Eight Car Break-ins in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC.) The Davenport Police Department is searching for suspects involved in several car break-ins early Tuesday morning. It happened on the 1100 Block of Emerald Drive in Davenport. The Police Department said they received reports that eight cars had been broken into. Neighbors said the suspects stole wallets, car seats, phone chargers and pill bottles. One man’s car was stolen off of his property and later recovered by the Davenport Police Department. Stacy Tatum was one of the victims but thankfully her home security cameras caught the criminals in the act. “Ye…

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Bix event road closures begin Thursday

Events related to the Quad-City Times Bix 7 begin Thursday with the Mel Foster Brady Street Sprints, and that means the start of road closures that will continue through Sunday.

Quad-City Times LogoBasketball pro Burrage organizes event with cops

Basketball pro Burrage organizes event with cops

Basketball was the game at East Moline's Hereford Park Wednesday afternoon, but it was not the name of the game.

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Davenport man arraigned on federal arson charge

A Davenport man was arraigned Wednesday in federal court after being indicted on an arson charge accusing him of trying to cause a fire or explosion at his home.

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State awards $339,587 to support Rock Island housing program

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation announced Tuesday it has been awarded a state grant of $339,587 to continue a program that subsidizes purchases of homes in Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoKorean War Vets celebrate Armistice Day with wreath laying ceremony

Korean War Vets celebrate Armistice Day with wreath laying ceremony

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Korean War veterans gathered to remember today in history  on Wednesday, July 27. Members of the local Korean War Veterans Association held a wreath laying ceremony honoring the end of the Korean War. Often called the "Forgotten War," speakers today say that may be changing as more people in the Quad Cities are recognizing the important role of the Rock Island Arsenal during the conflict. "The Rock Island Arsenal had a huge role, as I mention, over 41 million pieces of equipment came out of here each year more than doubled the work force here and it was to support …

Quad-Cities Online LogoKeys to travel: Beats, rackets and mascara

Keys to travel: Beats, rackets and mascara

This year has been a career-making one for tennis player Madison Keys. She is ranked No. 11 in the world, won her second WTA title in June, and will be competing at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

WQAD.com LogoGiant ‘M’ made of bike wheels goes up in Muscatine

Giant ‘M’ made of bike wheels goes up in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa – RAGBRAI is set to end in Muscatine Saturday,  July 30, 2016 but the finish line won’t be the only thing catching rider's eyes. A giant 20 foot letter ‘M’ made out of bike tires went up in downtown on July 27, 2016. RAGBRAI riders will pass it on their way into downtown along the riverfront. Organizers say the design is to show appreciation for those riding in RAGBRAI. The design, donations and labor were all made possible by dozens of helping hands with one goal in mind. “To make our guests feel welcome after that long ride across Iowa,” says one Muscatine man w…

WQAD.com LogoClinton makes history as first woman to head a major party ticket

Clinton makes history as first woman to head a major party ticket

Regardless of which candidate wins in November, the 2016 election has already made history. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. For campaign staffers like Chelsea Carrier, it was a moment that can only be described as "huge." "Growing up and kinda seeing girls not treated the same, growing up in a conservative community with a really strong mom... it's huge," said Carrier, a regional organizing director for the Democratic party in Davenport. "That ultimate glass ceiling, I think it means a lot for women and girls,…

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Emergency dispatch consolidation plan advances

MOLINE — A decision to consolidate emergency dispatch centers into what's called Public Safety Answering Points was approved Tuesday by a statewide 911 administrator.

KWQC-TV6 Logo‘I actually want to be proud of myself’ Inmates in Iowa train for jobs on the outside

‘I actually want to be proud of myself’ Inmates in Iowa train for jobs on the outside

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (KWQC) — When we make mistakes, even small ones, many of us hope for the chance to make things right. A second chance could be life-changing for one group of women in Iowa. They’re using heavy machinery to load and unload goods, they’re sifting through emails and invoices. They’re learning about careers in transportation, distribution and logistics. But their instruction isn’t happening at a college or business and these ladies are not typical students. “My meth addiction started when I was 22,” said Addie Craver, 37. She’s in prison on dru…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMan who pleaded guilty in Adrianne Reynolds murder asks for sentence to be reconsidered

Man who pleaded guilty in Adrianne Reynolds murder asks for sentence to be reconsidered

STATEVILLE, Ill. (KWQC) – A man serving time for his role in a brutal murder in the Quad Cities is asking for a reduced sentence. Cory Gregory is currently locked up at the Stateville Correctional Center serving a 45 year sentence. He was handed the term after pleading guilty to charges in the death of Adrianne Reynolds of East Moline. In January of 2005, the teenage girl was strangled while sitting inside a car parked in a fast food parking lot in Moline. Then, her body was dismembered and the pieces were hidden around Black Hawk State Park. According to Rock Island County States Attorn…

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Amazon.com Inc. to open facility in Romeoville

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. is planning to open a new 750,000 square-foot packaging and shipping center in Romeoville.

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67 killed, 185 wounded in attack on Syrian town near Turkish border

DAMASCUS, Syria — At least 67 people were killed and 185 wounded Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli, medical sources in the Kurdish-controlled town said.

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Officials name 4 Chinese nationals killed in Arizona crash

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of four Chinese nationals who died when their van collided with a Dallas Cowboys staff bus along a northwestern Arizona highway.

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AP source: Site for Obama's presidential library chosen

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the……

WQAD.com Logo73-year-old taken to hospital after crash near Galena

73-year-old taken to hospital after crash near Galena

GALENA, Illinois — A 73-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after a vehicle crash in Galena on Wednesday, July 27. Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says around 12:30 p.m. they were called to the intersection of West Guilford Road and West Stagecoach Trail. A Honda driven by Jeffrey June, 55, of Oklahoma, failed to stop at a stop sign collided with a Chevy truck driven by Norman Vandigo, 73, of Apple River. Vandigo was taken by ambulance to a hospital. June was uninjured. June was cited for failing to yield at a stop intersection. The crash is still under investigation.

KWQC-TV6 LogoStaples store to close in Moline

Staples store to close in Moline

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A national chain store in Moline will soon close. The Staples store confirms it will close on September 10, 2016. In a statement to KWQC, a representative from Staples said the closing is part of “aggressive action to right-size Staples retail outlets…. as customers shift to online shopping.” There’s no word on how many employees will be impacted by the closure. Staples offers office and school supplies.The Davenport location will remain open.

Quad-City Times LogoBettendorf board meets in closed sessions, twice in 2 days

Bettendorf board meets in closed sessions, twice in 2 days

For the second day in a row, the Bettendorf School Board met in a closed session to discuss pending litigation involving the Bettendorf Community School District.

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NY man pleads guilty to killing son of former NFL player

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to killing the son of a former NFL player in an apartment.

WQAD.com LogoNiabi Zoo unveils new playground

Niabi Zoo unveils new playground

COAL VALLEY, Illinois — A new playground at Niabi Zoo will open Thursday, July 28, during a members only event. The playground will open to the public the following day. The playground will be near the front concession stand and replaces the former playground that was torn down earlier this summer, says Niabi Zoo officials. It’s roughly twice as large as the previous play structure and features soft, recycled rubber base that splits into two sections – one for children ages 1-5 years old, and a second for children 6-12 years old. The playground also offers elements accessible to…

KWQC-TV6 LogoWires down on Semi in Coal Valley

Wires down on Semi in Coal Valley

COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) – Emergency officials responded to a tangled mess of power lines following an accident in Coal Valley Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Police at the scene say a semi truck ran into a low-hanging wire. Then, the driver had to wait for authorities and utility crews to get him out of the rig safely. It happened around 11:30 a.m. on 1st St. There were no injuries. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/expansion_embed.js?source=safeframehttp://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.jsPets rescued from Davenport house fire//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.jshttp://b.sco…

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Louisiana deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Surveillance video from a warehouse in suburban New Orleans captures the fatal shooting of a suspect who appears to have pointed a gun at a pursuing sheriff's deputy.

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Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2013 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.

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Rock Island County marriage licenses for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hodges, Adam, Fisher, Crystal, both of East Moline.

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Whiteside County Felonies for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ortiz, Alma, 8/17/1992, of 8208 S. Marshfield St., Chicago; guilty finding entered July 5 on felony possession of controlled substance; $2,814 court costs, 18 days in jail, 30 months probation with special conditions. Charge dismissed on misdemeanor possession of drug……

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Henry County DUIs for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sterling, Lukas A., 10/8/1990, of 21115 52nd Ave. N., Port Byron; charge dismissed June 20 on DUI.

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Rock Island County Felonies for Thursday, July 28, 2016

WQAD.com LogoBikini baristas becoming a burning issue in Seattle suburb

Bikini baristas becoming a burning issue in Seattle suburb

EDMONDS, Wash. -- The Edmonds City Council has moved one step closer toward an ordinance change that could make it harder for bikini barista stands to operate. The amended city code proposal outlines public indecency, but the owner of the sole bikini barista stand in Edmonds, Beehive Espresso, says this move could be a slippery slope that could infringe on people’s rights. With its flashy signs and tinted windows, Beehive Espresso isn’t just known for its coffee. "They can go with someone traditional or someone in a bikini," said Alan Tagle, Beehive Espresso’s owner. Tagle says he under…

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Births for Thursday, July 28, 2016

WQAD.com LogoRock Island’s shuttered Le Figaro to open Thursday for tag sale

Rock Island’s shuttered Le Figaro to open Thursday for tag sale

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — One year after a legendary Rock Island eatery closed for good, customers can take home memories to last a lifetime. Le Figaro, 1708 2nd Avenue, is selling everything from salt shakers to fine art. The tag sale is open to the public at the former restaurant from 9-5 on Thursday, July 28. It will continue from 9-5 on Friday, July 29, and from 9-1 on Saturday, July 30. The tag sale is a sentimental journey for owner Rachid Bouchareb. He opened Le Figaro back in 1982 but is enjoying retirement these days. "I hope they can come in, see something they like and buy it,"…

WQAD.com LogoTubers rescued from Des Moines River

Tubers rescued from Des Moines River

HARTFORD, Iowa (AP) — Two tubers have been returned to safety after being stranded along the Des Moines River in Warren County. The two had called 911 late Tuesday night to report that their tube had deflated after hitting a branch. Rescuers began their search in Pleasant Hill and worked southeast down the river. A rescue crew boat from the Hartford Fire Department located the tubers around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, reports WHO. One of the two required treatment for exposure. This section of the Des Moines River is not good for tubing because it’s too wide, said Hartford Fire Chief Zack Pricket…

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New show starring Harry Connick Jr coming to NBC this fall

In September Harry Connick Jr’s newest TV variety show titled “Harry” will air on TV 6 at 2pm replacing the Meredith Viera Show. See what Harry had to say about his new album and show on PSL.

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos talks about DNC

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WQAD.com LogoTwo Illinois men arrested after police find six marijuana plants, gun during search

Two Illinois men arrested after police find six marijuana plants, gun during search

MARIETTA, Illinois — Two people have been arrested after authorities found six marijuana plants, a gun and items to create meth during a search Tuesday, July 26. The search was done at a home on North McDonough County Line Road in Fulton County around 5 a.m. Seth Yates, 35, is charged with cultivation of marijuana, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of meth, production of meth and possession of precursors. Yates is held at the Fulton County Jail on a $160,000 bond. Joseph Simpson, 25, is charge on several meth-related charges and is held on a $150,000 bond. The search was…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSearch leads to marijuana, meth operation in McDonough County.

Search leads to marijuana, meth operation in McDonough County.

MACOMB, Ill. (KWQC) – The search of a home in McDonough County led to the discovery of what police call a marijuana and methamphetamine production operation. The West Central Illinois Task Force in Macomb searched a home on North McDonough County Line Road at the Fulton County border early Tuesday morning after an investigation. During the search, officers say they found six marijuana plants, items related to methamphetamine production and a firearm. The suspects were taken into custody at another residence in rural Fulton County. 35-year-old Seth R. Yates is charged with aggravated unla…

WQAD.com LogoPolicewoman says she was denied service at Noodles & Company outside Washington

Policewoman says she was denied service at Noodles & Company outside Washington

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant. Alexandria, Virginia, police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal tells local news outlets that a female officer in uniform went Monday evening to the restaurant and stood in line. She says a female cook came out from the back and told the cashier, “You better pull me off the line, because I’m not cooking for,” then gestured at the officer. Nosal says the cashier laughed and the officer left. Police Chief Earl Cook went Tuesday to Noodles & …

KWQC-TV6 LogoSex offender arrested, charged with home invasion and sexual assault in Fulton, Ill.

Sex offender arrested, charged with home invasion and sexual assault in Fulton, Ill.

Samson Pepper FULTON, Ill. (KWQC) – A man who is on the sex registry was arrested and charged with home invasion and sexual assault after an incident that happened over the weekend. The Fulton Police were called to the 700 Block of 12th Ave on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in reference to a disturbance in the road. The suspect, Samson S. Pepper of 1009 4th St. #3, Fulton, Ill had left the scene before police arrived. The following day, Fulton Police located and arrested Pepper with an initial charge of domestic battery. Upon further investigation, the charges were upgraded to class X felony home…

WQAD.com LogoFrightening video shows home intruder watching couple sleep inside Illinois home

Frightening video shows home intruder watching couple sleep inside Illinois home

CHICAGO -- Residents in the Bucktown neighborhood near Chicago are on alert after a man apparently broke into a home and watched the couple as they slept on the couch, according to WGN. Surveillance video captured the man inside the home early Monday morning. Jack Mackercher and his girlfriend fell asleep on the couch and were unaware an intruder was roaming around upstairs. The video shows the intruder lurking at the top of the stairs while the couple slept downstairs. The man was inside the home for 15 minutes, at one point stopping to watch television before leaving. When Mackercher's g…

Quad-City Times LogoAt the table: 'I crave vegetables the way some people crave cigarettes'

At the table: 'I crave vegetables the way some people crave cigarettes'

Barb Shinbori had a bone to pick with me.

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Alert: Bettendorf police warn about residential thefts

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Thieves have struck again in Bettendorf and police say they could have been prevented. Police report on the department’s Facebook page that a Bettendorf neighborhood was recently hit by numerous car and home burglaries. The post says all of the cars were left unlocked and the homes were entered through unlocked doors. The vehicles that were stolen were unlocked, with keys left inside the vehicles. According to a neighborhood watch alert, police say they are investigating two reports of stolen vehicles during the early mornings hours on Dodds Dr. and also A…

WQAD.com LogoCheck out your shower chances for the upcoming BIX weekend

Check out your shower chances for the upcoming BIX weekend

After last week’s downpours it was so nice to dry out these past few days.  That will change tomorrow as we have a system dropping down from the north. Showers and thunderstorms will be here, the earliest around sunrise with the coverage being very scattered during that time.  The system will move ever so slowly across the area keeping the chance for a shower or thunderstorm that afternoon and evening. The scattered coverage will even continue through Friday before drying out for the rest of the weekend. Temperatures will be impacted too, with daytime highs around 80 or better and over…

WQAD.com LogoProsecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn’t ‘deserving of leniency’

Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn’t ‘deserving of leniency’

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say statements by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich prove he isn’t “deserving of leniency.” A resentencing hearing is scheduled next month for Blagojevich, who is hoping a federal judge will give him a five-year sentence instead of his original 14 years. Blagojevich has been in a Colorado federal prison since 2012 after jurors convicted him of 18 corruption counts, including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that prosecutors argue in a Monday …

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Hastert’s prison release date pushed back

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Prisons has pushed back the date it expects former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to be released from prison in his hush-money case. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin Long told the Chicago Sun-Times that the reason for the adjustment "is not public information." Hastert's legal team declined comment. The agency originally predicted Hastert would be released July 23, 2017. The bureau has since changed that to Aug. 16, 2017. The 74-year-old Hastert is serving time at a federal prison in Rochester, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty to violating federal banki…

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Groups sue over Navy's plan for war games on Pacific islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Community members and an environmental group sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense Wednesday over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites.

KWQC-TV6 LogoIce Bucket Challenge leads to discovery of new ALS breakthrough

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to discovery of new ALS breakthrough

(WTNH)– In 2014, social media exploded with the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” a viral awareness and fundraising campaign used to help fight against ALS. Now, two years later, scientists discover a new gene linked to ALS. New York Daily News reports The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Project MinE discovered the gene that’s responsible for ALS. The gene is NEK1, a gene that could help find ways to understand and treat ALS. FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw is doused as he takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a pres…

KWQC-TV6 LogoClinton adviser denounces Trump’s outreach to Russia

Clinton adviser denounces Trump’s outreach to Russia

NEW YORK (AP) – A senior adviser for Hillary Clinton’s campaign is accusing Donald Trump of encouraging a foreign government to spy against his opponent. During a news conference Wednesday, Trump addressed Russia and said he hoped the country could find Clinton’s missing 30,000 emails that were deleted from her personal server while she was secretary of state. Clinton’s senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said in an emailed statement: “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage a…

Quad-City Times LogoConcealed weapons in church sparks debate

Concealed weapons in church sparks debate

Emergency response training at a Bettendorf church on Tuesday turned into a debate on allowing churchgoers to carry concealed weapons.

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Colona Library Friends' Group selling Q-C Dining Tour Books

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Quad-City Times LogoLiendo: Pokemon GO redefines the Quad-City bar crawl experience

Liendo: Pokemon GO redefines the Quad-City bar crawl experience

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Geneseo Library smartphone/iPad question and answer session

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Local publisher announces 2016 releases

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Mercer County VFW Post 1571 serving up barbecue ribs

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QC Cancer Awareness Ride registration now open

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Summer Field Day and Wetland Restoration Site Tours

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Over $79,500 given to 39 area organizations by Ascentra

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Author signing at East Moline Library

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KWQC-TV6 LogoFormer Muscatine officer gets 10 years for sex abuse

Former Muscatine officer gets 10 years for sex abuse

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A former Muscatine police officer has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman while he was on duty. Tomas Tovar was convicted June 9 of sexual abuse. Iowa courts gave him 10 years in prison at his sentencing Tuesday in Muscatine. Prosecutors say Tovar sexually assaulted the woman in her hotel room on Feb. 16, 2013, where he took her after arresting her boyfriend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Tovar later said the sex was consensual.

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Disney Live! coming to iWireless Center Nov. 4

MOLINE -- Disney Live! is returning to the iWireless Center on Friday, Nov. 4, with performances of "Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Moline School Board sets special meeting dates

The Moline-Coal Valley School board has set two special meeting dates with the aim of filling the vacancy created by board member Bob Dyer's resignation.

Quad-Cities Online Logo'Jill not Hill' — Green Party's Stein seeks Sanders' backers

'Jill not Hill' — Green Party's Stein seeks Sanders' backers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angry and disaffected Bernie Sanders' backers have a new rallying cry: "Jill not Hill."…

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Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama will implore voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to……

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Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating……

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Michigan biker nabbed after Facebook post about eluding cops

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit motorcyclist was apparently fast enough to leave police in the dust during a chase, but not swift enough to stop from bragging about it on Facebook.

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Chlorine shock for water with amoeba that killed rafter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The water at a North Carolina whitewater recreation center will be treated with 10 times the amount of chlorine typically needed to kill a brain-eating amoeba to get rid of the microorganism that caused the death……

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Noon update: Elite Bix, Miss Cleo and lottery winner

WQAD.com LogoWho will be speaking at Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention

Who will be speaking at Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — A schedule has been released for the third night of the Democratic National Convention. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will both speak on Wednesday night. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT) Call to Order: U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio) Invocation: Rev. William Byron Pledge of Allegiance: Monroe Handy National Anthem: Sebastien De La Cruz Vice Presidential Nomination Remarks: Daniel Driffin, HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia Remarks: Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund Remarks: U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (Texa…

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Crop duster accidentally sprays Eastern Iowa suburban neighborhood with herbicide

MARION, Iowa  — The Marion Fire Department says herbicide was accidentally sprayed on a northeast neighborhood. The Linn County Hazardous Material Team was called to investigate Tuesday night after several people called 911 about a white substance on cars and houses. Officials believe the substance is a broadleaf herbicide that may have come from a crop duster plane. Fire officials said it’s not much different from what you would put on your lawn, except that it has an extras sticky substance added to make it stick. First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara said wind w…

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Police officer moved to tears after what happens during traffic stop

HEARD COUNTY, Ga. — A police officer was overcome with emotion after a recent traffic stop — and the video is going viral. Deputy Brandon Wiggins shared the touching video on his Facebook page. He said during the traffic stop, he saw two vehicles pull over near the vehicle he had stopped. “I immediately start running situations through my head, and praying for the best. I’m nervous, and praying to God that nothing is going to happen, as I get back out of my car, I see a man and a woman exiting the vehicles, my hand close to my gun and my heart pounding, all whi…

KWQC-TV6 LogoPets rescued from Davenport house fire

Pets rescued from Davenport house fire

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Crews were called to a fire in the 1700 block of East 43rd Street around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Officials say a neighbor of the victim saw the fire and called it in. When crews arrived, they found a two story wood framed home with heavy smoke coming out of the back. There was no one home, so firefighters had to break in. When the got in, they found a significant fire in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to put out the fire, but the cause was still under investigation. Photo: Nick Rasso While crews were attending to the fire, two dogs were found ins…

WQAD.com LogoKentucky woman’s dismembered body found inside tote bag floating in river

Kentucky woman’s dismembered body found inside tote bag floating in river

HART COUNTY, Ky. — Investigators in Kentucky have identified a woman whose dismembered body was found inside a tote bag in the Green River. A fisherman found the body Saturday morning. Kentucky State Police identified the woman as 22-year-old Kristen Edwards of Barren County, Ky., according to WDRB. Edwards is a mother of two, according to friends and family. Longtime friend Cameron Kendall described her as “quiet” and a “country girl” who never caused anyone harm or trouble. “It takes a cruel mind to do something like that,” Kendall told WDRB hours after learning that…

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Rock Island man takes home $250,000 lottery prize

ROCK ISLAND – A Rock Island man who picked up a quick pick ticket from the Illinois Lottery at the Rock Island Hy-Vee won $250,000 in Wednesday night’s drawing. “I heard that a $250,000 winning ticket was sold in Rock Island, so I checked my ticket, and the winner was me,” David Evans said when he presented his winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Springfield.  Evans won a $250,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize when his $1 Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers – 03 – 10 – 11 – 14 – 37. Evans said he plans to use the money to pay bills…

Quad-Cities Online LogoLeClaire man charged with breaking ribs, leg of crying daughter

LeClaire man charged with breaking ribs, leg of crying daughter

A LeClaire man has been charged with felony child endangerment after his 2-month-old daughter was found with several broken ribs and a broken leg.

KWQC-TV6 LogoThe Latest: Pope Francis says the world is at war

The Latest: Pope Francis says the world is at war

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) – The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Poland for World Youth Day events (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Pope Francis says the world is at war, but is stressing that it’s not a war of religions. Francis spoke to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland, where he began a five-day visit Wednesday. Asked about the slaying of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday, Francis replied: “the real word is war…yes, it’s war. This holy priest died at the very moment he was offering a prayer for all the church.” He we…

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New cases of Legionnaires’ disease found at veterans home

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Two new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have turned up among residents of the Illinois Veterans Home in the Mississippi River city of Quincy. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports the cases disclosed Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs comes less than a month after a nearly $5 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant and delivery system was unveiled at the facility. Last year, Legionnaires’ disease sickened 53 people and led to 12 deaths at the home. The Centers for Disease Control determined the bacteria that causes a severe form of pneumonia…

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Two dogs rescued from Davenport house fire

DAVENPORT, Iowa --  Firefighters rescued two dogs from a reported house fire in central-Davenport. The call came in shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from the 1700 block of East 43rd Street. The homeowner had reportedly left just minutes before the fire.   Firefighters say neighbors quickly alerted them to the fire, which started in the kitchen area. There was extensive damage to the home, and firefighters had to battle heat, thick smoke, and zero visibility. There were no reported injuries. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Davenport firefighters control blaze and res…

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Silvis Heights Water boil order canceled

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Chicago police union to officers: In protest, don't request overtime

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespect" toward officers and the killings of law enforcement personnel nationwide.

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Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest

PARIS (AP) — France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in……

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Motorcycle, car frame among 40 tons of trash pulled from Des Moines River

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, the Des Moines River in Iowa has 40 tons less trash polluting it. The clean-up job was done by exactly 329 volunteers during July of 2016, according to a statement from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It was part of the 14th annual mass clean-up through Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition. These hard-working volunteers covered 52 miles of the Des Moines River from Eldon to Croton, …

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It's Clinton's show, but Trump does his best to steal it

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's show, but rival Donald Trump is doing his best to steal it.

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Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, "Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle."…

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Prosecutors abandon case against police in Gray's death

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a year after a young black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in……





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