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Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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Long-time Hawkeye broadcaster Bob Brooks dies at 89

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWQC) – Long-time Iowa broadcaster Bob Brooks has died at the age of 89. Brooks is a member of the Kinnick Stadium media “Wall of Fame” and a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa in 1948 and covered the Hawkeyes for over 50 years. Details regarding a memorial service have not been announced.

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Cyclist in fundraising event killed when hit by car in West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (KWQC) –  A cyclist was killed after being hit by a car in West Liberty, Iowa on Saturday. According to an Iowa State Patrol report a car was driving south on Davis Avenue when it struck the person on the bike. It all happened around 9:40 a.m. The victim was participating in pEDaling for Pancreatic Cancer which raises support for pancreatic cancer research. Organizers say there were more than 50 participants for the final year of the event. Cyclists started in Muscatine on their choice of routes anywhere from 15 to 100 miles. The crash remains under investigation.

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Jayde VanHyfte commits to Arizona State for basketball

Jayde VanHyfte makes a verbal commitment to Arizona State to play basketball.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott basketball making progress in the summer

North Scott basketball making progress in the summer

North Scott working to get better at the Justin Sharp Shootout.

WQAD.com LogoChasson randle gets his shot with the NY Knicks

Chasson randle gets his shot with the NY Knicks

Chason randle will play with the NY Knicks summer team in hopes of making the NBA.

WQAD.com LogoDozens of planes perform in Quad City Airshow in front of hundreds

Dozens of planes perform in Quad City Airshow in front of hundreds

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The 2016 Quad City Airshow went off without a hitch on Saturday. Despite the hot weather, with temps in the ninety's, over two dozen planes flew through the sky for several different performances. "Our family is around airplanes a lot so we just figured coming out and enjoying the day watching different types of aircraft would be a fun experienc," said Larissa Garwin, who lives in South Carolina and was visiting family in the Quad Cities over the airshow dates. Her husband is a C-17 pilot, he told Garwin to bring the kids to the show. "This is the one he came to growing up…

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Local DNR participate in Operation Dry Water

QUAD CITIES, Iowa (KWQC)– Conservation officers are cracking down on boat safety this weekend and looking for drunken boaters including the Iowa DNR. Operation Dry Water is designed to keep everyone safe on rivers and lakes by keeping the alcohol away. Each year local officers hand out citations and make several arrests hoping boaters learn not to drink too much on the water. DNR Conservation Officer, Jeff Harrison and his fellow officers spent their Saturday checking boats on the Mississippi River staring in LeClaire and ending in Clinton. “We will be issuing citations and maki…

WQAD.com LogoClinton wooing Republicans on the fence about Trump

Clinton wooing Republicans on the fence about Trump

George W. Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury says he's backing Hillary Clinton this November, even though he's a Republican. Hank Paulson served with Bush from 2006 to 2009. He wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying he hopes Clinton can bring Americans together to help strengthen the economy. He also took aim at Donald Trump, criticizing his business record. Paulson wrote that he hopes other conservatives will support Clinton, too. And some already are. Bush's National Security Adviser and Deputy Secretary have also already endorsed Clinton. This new news comes just days after 56 …

KWQC-TV6 Logo30th Quad City Air Show attracts families and aviation enthusiasts

30th Quad City Air Show attracts families and aviation enthusiasts

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)  It’s a Quad City tradition that has thousands with their eyes on the sky. The 2016 Quad City Air Show got under way Saturday, June 25 at the Davenport Municipal Airport. It’s the 30th year for the event which traditionally draws families and aviation enthusiasts from all over the region. KWQC photojournalist Zack Lawler captured the sights and sounds of the first day of air show action. Among the performers are the United States Army Golden Knights parachute team as well as the F-16 Viper demo team. Thee gates open again on Sunday, June 26 with the main a…

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Knox County kids farm safety camp

KNOX COUNTY, Illinois-- More than 100 kids learned all about the importance of farm safety during Knox County's Kids Farm Safety Camp, Saturday, June 25. Kids learned things like how to use a fire extinguisher, and what to do in case of an accident involving farming equipment. "When the day is over (the kids) will know something about fire fighting," says former fire chief Sonny Snyder, he also said the campers will be less afraid fire the if they're ever in a situation where they have to put one out. The camp is held every two years at the Knox County Fairgrounds.

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Galesburg Railroad Days carnival event

GALESBURG, Illinois--Many in Galesburg were in Public Square for fun at the local carnival, Saturday June, 25. The carnival is a part of a week long Railroad Days event where people can learn all about Galesburg's rich transpiration history. more than 30 events. "This year we've reached a goal of 28 non-profits involved and which really shows a good display of the community behind our activity," says Dennis Clark, co-chair of Galesburg Railroad Days. Other events include a Lincoln, Railroads and the Transformation of America exhibit at the Prairie Players Civic Theater and a National Railroad…

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Motorcycle ride helps homeless veterans transition into new housing

EAST MOLINE, Illinois — Dozens of motorcyclists met in East Moline today for a ride to raise money for veterans. First Christian Church and the Patriot Guard riders hosted the event to help purchase cleaning supplies for formerly homeless veterans moving into new homes. The ministry has been operating for about a year now, but this is the first fun ride the group has ever done. "I'm a veteran myself, and part of the oath you take when you go in is you'll always take care of your brothers and sisters and I don't fail in that," said Eric Swanson, senior ride captain. The motorcycle group rod…

WQAD.com LogoShoppers across the QCs filled trucks to help victims of domestic violence

Shoppers across the QCs filled trucks to help victims of domestic violence

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Shoppers filled pick-up trucks across the Quad Cities today to help victims of domestic violence. Household items collected Saturday, June 25, at area Hy-Vees will go to Family Resources, an organization in Davenport that provides a variety of services to help people in need. Today, those items will help women get back on their feet after domestic violence situations. "Many times the survivors, when they're fleeing a violent situation they leave pretty quickly with nothing but the clothes on their back, so they have to start fresh, so they need everything from the basic h…

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Children get into planes at Air Show

Aiden VanDaele is growing up on planes, so he felt perfectly at home Saturday at the Quad-City Air Show.

WQAD.com LogoWatch: Pandas keep zookeeper from cleaning up leaves

Watch: Pandas keep zookeeper from cleaning up leaves

This zookeeper has her work cut out for her, but it’s sure fun to watch. This video by Pandapia and shared by Trending Air earlier this month has more than 6 million views. …

WQAD.com LogoTeen asks for doughnuts, gets over $200K in online donations

Teen asks for doughnuts, gets over $200K in online donations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A teen’s offer to take groceries to a man’s car in exchange for some doughnuts has led to a flood of donations now nearing $210,000. When 16-year-old Chauncy Black of Memphis, Tennessee, approached shopper Matt White last week, the man responded by buying him a whole cart of groceries. White then established a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $250 to buy the teen a lawnmower so Chauncy could earn money mowing lawns. White said the page “caught fire,” and donations started pouring in. As of Saturday afternoon, donations had reached nearly $210,00…

WQAD.com LogoFloodgates closed in Delhi, Iowa to start refilling lake

Floodgates closed in Delhi, Iowa to start refilling lake

DELHI, Iowa (AP) — Officials have closed the floodgates to start refilling Lake Delhi, following six years and $16 million in work to restore the lake after its destruction in the 2010 floods. Floodgates were closed Friday, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports. The 9-mile-long lake on the Maquoketa River emptied in July 2010 when heavy rain caused the previous dam to fail. Property owners formed a taxing district shortly after the storms, and voters approved a $6 million bond measure for the new dam and restoration. Other money came from the state, Delaware County and private donations. Offi…

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Wet weather on the way

Today we’ll see a hot day with daytime highs climbing into the low 90s. Due to the humidity in the air, things will feel more like the mid 90s to low 100s. Temperatures will stay on the warm side even into the late night hours tonight, with overnight lows only dropping into the low 70s. Scattered showers and storms move in after sunset and will continue throughout the overnight hours into Sunday morning. As the storms roll through we could see moments of heavy downpour and strong winds. Sunday will be another hot day with daytime highs climbing into the low 90s. Once the morning showers …

WQAD.com LogoWestern Illinois University researches Zika virus spread

Western Illinois University researches Zika virus spread

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Western Illinois University students and faculty scientists are spending the summer doing research related to how Zika virus spreads from mosquitoes to humans. The Vector Biology Program at Western is led by Assistant Professor of Biology Catherine Miller-Hunt. It will soon begin studying how the Zika virus gets into human cells and looking for ways to stop it. The virus is spread mainly through the bite of a tropical mosquito that can be found in the southern United States, but there’s no evidence that the mosquito has been spreading the virus in the mainland U.S. …

WQAD.com Logo17-year-old blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua wins Ugliest Dog contest

17-year-old blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua wins Ugliest Dog contest

Sweepee Rambo after winning the 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog contest June 24, 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog contest. (Getty Images) PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest. SweePee Rambo took home the title at annual Petaluma’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest Friday night after topping 15 other malformed pooches. Judges in the contest, now on its 28th year, take into account bad appearance, including stench, poor complexion and a host of other inhe…

WQAD.com LogoBlack bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zoo officials in Ohio say a black bear cub briefly escaped its enclosure before being corralled and sedated. A spokeswoman says the Columbus Zoo was put on lockdown Saturday morning for a few minutes until workers could contain the bear. She says two black bear cubs were being moved into a new habitat when one of them somehow got out of the enclosure. The cub was within an area accessible to the public, but spokeswoman Patty Peters says she didn’t know yet whether it came close to visitors. Workers were able to contain the bear within 15 minutes after the first al…

WQAD.com LogoDes Moines man accused of shooting brother in both legs

Des Moines man accused of shooting brother in both legs

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man has been arrested after police say he traveled to southwestern Iowa and shot his older brother twice. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that 41-year-old Aaron Kubly was arrested Thursday night after police say he walked uninvited into his brother’s house and started shooting. Police say 45-year-old Jason Kubly, of Clarinda, was shot in both legs. He was flown to an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Police did not give a suspected motive for the shooting. Aaron Kubly was found soon after the shooting on a…

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Want to open a food truck? Here's what you need to know

IN IOWA…

Quad-City Times LogoStreet food is riding into town

Street food is riding into town

The vendors are raring to go, overhauling trucks and adding tiny kitchens.

Quad-City Times LogoFood on wheels: A trend that's taking off

Food on wheels: A trend that's taking off

The brothers scoured Brady Street in Davenport for a spot to park their food truck.

WQAD.com LogoIllinois officers sue town, claim body cameras recorded private moments

Illinois officers sue town, claim body cameras recorded private moments

ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. (AP) — Ten police officers in a Chicago suburb are suing the town, claiming the body cameras they wore never turned off and recorded them using the restroom and changing clothes. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court says one of the officers in Round Lake Park discovered the problem while reviewing video from his camera. According to the Chicago Tribune, the lawsuit says the cameras recorded thousands of “highly offensive and voyeuristic intrusions,” including video that showed officers’ genitals. The officers are seeking $100,000 each. Police Ch…

WQAD.com LogoOne dead, one injured after boats collide on Rock River

One dead, one injured after boats collide on Rock River

OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Hintz says one person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Rock River in northern Illinois. Hintz told WREX-TV in Rockford that the woman died after the crash about 8:40 p.m. Friday on the river near Oregon. Her name was not released. Oregon is about 20 miles southwest of Rockford. Authorities say the crash involved a fishing boat and pontoon boat that collided. Information about the injured person’s identity and condition was not available. The cause is not known but the Illinois Department of Natura…

WQAD.com LogoLess boaters in Illinois waterways due to struggling economy

Less boaters in Illinois waterways due to struggling economy

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of boaters are still active on Illinois waters, but their numbers have declined significantly over the past several years due to the struggling economy. Data from the state Department of Natural Resources show that the number of mechanically-powered boats registered in Illinois has gone down by about 30 percent since 2009. There were about 277,620 registered mechanically-powered boats in 2009, compared with about 198,150 in 2015. Boat shop owners tell the (LaSalle) News Tribune that boating reached its peak before the recession, but when it hit, people were les…

WQAD.com LogoIowa 13-year-old girl killed in utility vehicle wreck

Iowa 13-year-old girl killed in utility vehicle wreck

DELAWARE, Iowa (AP) — A 13-year-old Manchester girl has died from injuries she received in the crash of a utility vehicle. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. Friday just north of Highway 20, near Delaware. The Iowa State Patrol says in a report that Anna Nefzger lost control of the vehicle and went into a ditch. She was thrown from the vehicle before being pinned underneath it. She later died. The patrol says the girl was not wearing a seat belt.

WQAD.com LogoUrban Street Games brings CrossFit athletes to Rock Island for competition

Urban Street Games brings CrossFit athletes to Rock Island for competition

ROCK ISLAND, Iowa — Strength and endurance are put to the test this weekend during the third annual Urban Street Games. This competition brings CrossFit athletes from all over the Quad Cities to compete. Teams of two men and two women test their strength. More than 250 people competed Friday, June 24, in Rock Island. For one first time competitor, he says it's going to be an interesting weekend. "We've got a big group here, we got about three teams doing it together. We all work out together so it's gonna be a lot of fun," said Freddy Rangel. The Urban Street Games will continue with more …

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Real estate transactions, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Following are seller, buyer, property description and price of property. Note: price is an estimate based on revenue stamps that are bought from the county.

Quad-Cities Online LogoFaith & Values briefs for Saturday, June 25, 2016

Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Quad-Cities Online Logo241st Army Birthday Ball held in Bettendorf

241st Army Birthday Ball held in Bettendorf

BETTENDORF -- Rock Island Arsenal leaders joined with the Quad Cities community to celebrate the 2016 Army Birthday Ball in Bettendorf at the Waterfront Convention Center on June 17.

Quad-Cities Online LogoHistory, education key subjects at Army leadership sessions

History, education key subjects at Army leadership sessions

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- U.S. Army Sustainment Command personnel learned about the history of Army logistics and the civilian education system during two separate Leadership Professional Development seminars at Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal on June 16.

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Black Hawk College Digest for June 26

Kids can learn to swim this summer at BHC…

Quad-Cities Online LogoArc skipper retires after 36 years of captaining cause

Arc skipper retires after 36 years of captaining cause

ROCK ISLAND -- After 36 years helping people with intellectual developmental disabilities, Kyle Rick will retire in July as executive director of The Arc of the Quad Cities.

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Peoria Diocese fights to bring Sheen 'home' for sainthood

MOLINE -- "Life is worth living" was the title of a 1951 Emmy winning television show starring the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who hailed from the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.

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Andrews uses golf to teach kids courtesy

GENESEO -- Teaching kids to golf fits Jim Andrews, of Geneseo, to a tee.

Quad-Cities Online LogoSalem Lutheran to convert back door into new entrance

Salem Lutheran to convert back door into new entrance

MOLINE -- Salem Lutheran Church hopes for a turn-around by turning around its building.

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Rauner signs ID law making Illinois comply with federal law

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois will follow stricter federal standards for state-issued ID’s under a proposal signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Bill sponsor Sen. Terry Link says the measure ensures Illinois complies with the REAL ID Act and it will help residents avoid security problems at airports and federal buildings. Illinois officials were notified in January they had two years to comply with the act 2005 law. It sets minimum standards for licenses in response to security concerns following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Enforcement has been delayed. Illinois put some chan…

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation awards grant

Churches United of the Quad-City Area has received a $625 grant from the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation in support of Winnie’s Place. The emergency shelter celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as a facility for women (with or without……

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Lacrosse summer camp begins July 6

The Quad-City Lacrosse Association is offering its third annual summer camp on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m., beginning July 6 and continuing through Aug. 21, at the new lacrosse fields located at St. Vincent Home Road, Davenport. The first……

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2016 Ford Fusion

For 2016, the Ford Fusion offers a redesigned center stack, new Appearance Package and Cold Weather Package.

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Luncheon supports NAMI fundraising

The Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will hold a kickoff luncheon on Friday, July 15, at Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport, for NAMIWalk, an annual fundraising event to support free……

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Today in history for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Today is Sunday, June 26, the 178th day of 2016. There are 188 days left in the year.

KWQC-TV6 LogoKWQC’s Ashley Holden goes one-on-one with Roger Craig

KWQC’s Ashley Holden goes one-on-one with Roger Craig

KWQC’s Ashley Holden sat down with former NFL running back Roger Craig at the new Isle Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoKane County and Clinton go extra innings

Kane County and Clinton go extra innings

Clinton would need extra innings to beat Kane County 2-1 in 12.

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Whiteside County DUIs for Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Henry County Felonies for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brown, Christopher L., 3/24/1982, address not listed; guilty finding entered May 16 on felony possession of controlled substance; $2,176 fine/costs, 180 days in jail, 30 months conditional discharge. Charge dismissed on aid/abet/possess/sell stolen vehicle.

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Rock Island County marriage licenses for Sunday, June 26, 2016

WQAD.com LogoCentral DeWitt shuts out North Scott

Central DeWitt shuts out North Scott

T.J. Sikkema tosses a 1-hit shut out as Central DeWitt beats North Scott 2-0.

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Letter: To fix Illinois, impeach Rauner, vote out all incumbents

I am appalled and fed up with the current state of affairs concerning Illinois’ financial situation. Both political parties are allowing the destruction of this great state by the continuation of their political bickering and lack of compromise. I say,……

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Letter: Cut through noise, demand an end to blame game

Mike Madigan blames Bruce Rauner, Rauner blames Madigan.

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Much of mighty Mississippi isn't Mark Twain's river

Capt. Mike Menard was captain of the Mississippi Belle excursion boat docked in Bettendorf when I interviewed him for the column in September 1985.

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Blaming a community wrong, un-American

In addition to his consistent blurring of the bright line between people of the Muslim faith and terrorists who cloak their destructive actions in terms of Islamist extremism, Donald Trump recently suggested that Muslims aren't doing their part to prevent……

Quad-Cities Online LogoEditorial: Cheers & Jeers

Editorial: Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to the Quad-Cities own Madison Keys.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township ready for more success

United Township ready for more success

After a run to the elite 8 under first year coach Ryan Webber, United Township is ready to make another run again this year.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley has confidence on the court

Pleasant Valley has confidence on the court

Pleasant valley graduated several seniors, but the Spartans still have a great group of players on the court.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine basketball has new coach and plenty of talent

Muscatine basketball has new coach and plenty of talent

Muscatine starts a new year with first year head coach Gary Bulger.  Joe Weiskamp is ready to help lead the Muskies this season.

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KWQC TV6 News at 10PM on June 24, 2016

WQAD.com LogoTeacher thanked for saving students’ life

Teacher thanked for saving students’ life

MOLINE, Illinois - Moline Police Sgt. Jeremy Weeks choked up thanking the woman who saved his son's life during a special ceremony. "It means the world for me to be able to show her how much we appreciate everything she did for us," said Weeks. Back in January his son Jackson was found unconscious on the slide at his school in Bettendorf, Iowa. "I just realized that he was in trouble and that he needed help I didn't notice him breathing I felt for pulse and didn't feel one," said teacher Felicia Craig. That's when she jumped into action and gave Jackson CPR until paramedics got there. "I imm…

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Lottery numbers drawn June 24

Mega Millions…

WQAD.com LogoRauner approves stricter standards for Illinois state-issued ID’s

Rauner approves stricter standards for Illinois state-issued ID’s

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will follow stricter federal standards for state-issued ID’s under a proposal signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Bill sponsor Sen. Terry Link says the measure ensures Illinois complies with the REAL ID Act and it will help residents avoid security problems at airports and federal buildings. Illinois officials were notified in January they had two years to comply with the act 2005 law. It sets minimum standards for licenses in response to security concerns following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Enforcement has been delayed. Illinois put some changes …

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Davenport teen charged with 1st degree murder in Thursday night death

DAVENPORT — Police have arrested Johnathan Behan Jr., 17, of Davenport, in connection with the death of a Davenport man believed to have fallen off a truck Thursday night.

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River Bandits start 2nd half slow

Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits dropped their second consecutive game to start the second half of the season, losing a 7-2 road decision to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

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Local teacher recognized for life-saving efforts

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) –  A local teacher is recognized for heroic actions that likely helped save a young boy’s life. The boy’s family and Moline Police wanted to show appreciation during a small reception on Friday afternoon. Jackson Weeks had a bad scare back in January while on the playground at school. It had the 6-year-old fighting for his life. Many say he pulled through because his favorite kindergarten teacher jumped into action. During recess at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf on January 21st, Felicia Craig found Jackson unconscious on the playground. The scarf t…

Quad-City Times LogoNew casino opens amid celebrities, freebies

New casino opens amid celebrities, freebies

Hundreds of Isle Casino Hotel regulars lined up around the company's south hotel tower Friday morning in Bettendorf, waiting for the doors to open to the new $60 million land-based casino.

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VIDEO: Man flings feces in court after being sentenced to 40 years in prison

OHIO – A 46-year-old convicted robber is facing new charges after he threw urine and feces inside an Ohio courtroom after learning his fate, WHIO-TV reported. It all happened when Ricky Hand was sentenced to 40 years in prison. “Did you just give me 40 years, sir?” the angry Springfield man asked the judge. When the judge replied that he did, Hand pulled four bottles loaded with bodily fluids from his arm sling and pants and tossed them at his lawyer and several deputies. Hand, who was in court for a string of burglaries, was then tackled. According to WHIO, Hand has been indicted on 3…

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Reds open weekend of honoring Pete Rose by reuniting Machine

CINCINNATI (AP) — More satisfying than hit No. 4,192? In some ways, it is for Pete Rose, who needed more time to get into the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame than it took to set baseball's hits record.

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Picnic on the River raises money for Red Cross

Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman said he has seen the American Red Cross in action many times during his years as a Davenport firefighter.

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Urban Games reaches record number of teams

ROCK ISLAND — CrossFit enthusiasts and spectators took over the parking lot of the Daiquiri Factory on Friday evening as the popular nightspot hosted the third annual QC CrossFit Urban Street Games.

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Alton kids help retiring teacher create school gift

ALTON — Like most retiring teachers, Mimi Almonroeder is leaving something behind when she leaves Alton Middle School — normally memories and inspired students.

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Student spins adversity into opportunity

AKRON, Ohio -- Until now, Josh Gunter's life has been one continuous and faithful response to adversity.

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Moline teen tackling his own fundraising record

MOLINE -- Brody Lyall has sold more than $9,000 worth of Moline Youth Football Association Spirit Cards during the last nine years.

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MHS Class of '45 awards two scholarships

The Moline High School Class of 1945 has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

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39th Annual High School Art Invitational names winners

Quad City Arts has announced the winners of the 39th Annual High School Art Invitational, presenting more than $3,500 in cash and gift certificates to area high school students and teachers for excellence in fine art.

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Bernie’s (kind of) backing Hillary, as Donald’s (definitely) creating controversy

Bernie Sanders is back in the headlines. He said this morning he will vote for Hillary Clinton for President, but stopped short of a full endorsement of his presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests. (Click the link above for a look at the exchange that went down on MSNBC's "Morning Joe.") Sanders said, among other things, that his vote "in all likelihood will go to Hillary Clinton" and that he will not vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. Sanders has yet to call on his supporters to vote for Clinton and hasn't said whether he would campaign on her beha…

WQAD.com LogoRemains of 18 people snatched from Connecticut cemetery

Remains of 18 people snatched from Connecticut cemetery

STRATFORD, Conn. — Someone snatched the remains of 18 people from the Union Cemetery in Stratford, Connecticut, officials said Friday. They believe at least one person entered the cemetery on Temple Court in the overnight hours between Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24, according to WTIC. "I’ve never seen anything like this before. How could somebody do this? I’m in complete shock," said the cemetery's caretaker, who asked not to be identified. The suspect or suspects smashed a 20-year-old columbarium, a special storage area for urns, and stole the urns containing the cremated remai…

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Celebrity birthdays, June 25, 2016

Actress June Lockhart is 91. Civil rights activist James Meredith is 83. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Floyd is 79. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 77. Actress Mary Beth Peil is 76. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed is 74. Singer Carly Simon is 71.……

WQAD.com LogoThird trial for Illinois man charged with murdering 9-year-old girl set for 2017

Third trial for Illinois man charged with murdering 9-year-old girl set for 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The trial of a twice convicted child killer will not take place until early next year. Juries twice convicted Stanley Liggins in the death of Jennifer Lewis, who disappeared from her Rock Island, Illinois, neighborhood. Investigators say she was raped and strangled. Her body was wrapped in a plastic bag and set on fire near a Davenport elementary school. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned his 1993 conviction. In November 2013, the Iowa Court of Appeals vacated Liggins’ second conviction and ordered a new trial. The third trial was scheduled to begin in July 2016, but was…

WQAD.com LogoNational Whitewater Center suspends operations after amoeba kills teen

National Whitewater Center suspends operations after amoeba kills teen

Watch Video CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. National Whitewater Center is temporarily suspending its operations after water samples turned up the amoeba believed to have caused the death of an Ohio teenager. A statement released by the center Friday says the decision was made after talks with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. The statement says that while whitewater activities are suspended, the center will remain open for all other operations and activities. A center spokesman didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment, but a news confere…

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Randle gets shot with Knicks

ROCK ISLAND — The New York Knicks believe they are making all the right moves. Chasson Randle would like to be one of those.

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Video shows Dunkin’ employee dropping donuts, putting them on sale rack

MENDON, Mass. — Disturbing video circulating on Facebook purportedly shows a Dunkin’ Donuts employee at a Massachusetts restaurant dropping a tray of donuts on the tile floor, then putting them back on the rack for sale. The nauseating footage, originally recorded in November of 2015, went viral on social media after a former employee, college student Liam Flaherty, recently posted it on his account, according to ABC News. “Here’s the manager at Dunkin Donuts in Mendon dropping an entire tray of fresh donuts on the disease ridden ground and trying to hide them so she could…

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Davenport teen charged with murder, burglary in pot deal gone wrong

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Police have arrested a 17-year-old Davenport teen in the death of a 19-year-old who fell off the side of a truck Thursday, June 23. Jonathan Behan Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Police say Aaron Cotton, 19, was found dead in the road in the 2100 block of W. 58th Street in Davenport around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police determined that Cotton had been clinging to the side of a truck while it was driving recklessly, westbound. Cotton fell and died of his injuries. A criminal complaint says Behan took about 1 gram of marijuana from Cotton in …

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Workplace retaliation lawsuit against Tammy Duckworth settled

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in……

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Scott Co. introduces ‘mental health court’

SCOTT CO., Iowa (KWQC) – Scott County offenders who suffer from a mental illness now have an alternative to jail time. June 24, 2016, Scott County announced the start of a ‘mental health court’ program. The program is a year-long demonstration project that will help offenders suffering from a mental illness be rehabilitated in the right environment. Rock Island County has had a similar program for the past nine years. “We have seen the importance and the value of the mental health court in Rock Island County,” said Courtney Stenzel, director of residential services for Transitions …

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KWQC TV6 News at 6PM 6/24/2016

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KWQC-TV6 LogoLocal agency providing help for seniors may close due to the budget impasse

Local agency providing help for seniors may close due to the budget impasse

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC)– One local service agency helping senior citizens announced plans to temporarily shut their doors this fall if Illinois lawmakers don’t pass a budget. The Executive Director at The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging said they plan to close their doors on September 2nd, until the budget issue is solved. Barbara Eskildsen, Executive Director, said the state currently owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars and without that money they can’t pay employees or provide services. The agency provides some programs for seniors at their center and funds …

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Moline boy, family thank teacher who saved his life

MOLINE — Jackson Weeks, 6, bounced around the Moline Police Department conference room Friday, getting into everything.

KWQC-TV6 LogoGracie the Golden Returns From Orlando

Gracie the Golden Returns From Orlando

Davenport, IA. (KWQC) – Gracie, the comfort dog, has returned from Orlando. Gracie is a trained therapy dog at Trinity Lutheran Church and School. She was one of 12 golden retrievers chosen to spend the last week comforting those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting. On her trip she met with friends and families of victims, as well as first responders and hospital personnel. Those who met her said she brought a calming presence and sense of peace during one of the most tragic times our country has ever faced.

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State treasurer wants Rauner to sign insurance bill

MOLINE -- Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign into law a bill that requires insurers to use the federal Death Master File to determine if a policy holder has died and the death……

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Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging closing due to budget impasse

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- An agency that provides vital care for local senior citizens is closing its doors. The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging says the tough decision comes from the ongoing Illinois budget battle. For Rita Melgoza and Florence White, there is nothing puzzling about it. “They (lawmakers) just need to turn it around. Put themselves in our place,” says Florence. Every morning, Rita and Florence go to the Rock Island County Senior Center for a hot meal, to socialize and play games. The "Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging" helps provide dozens of services to seniors …

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Galesburg grad Isaacson in CWS final four

The Western Big 6 has a rooting interest in the College World Series final four.

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RI Boxing Club members will vie in Junior Olympic championships

ROCK ISLAND -- Three Rock Island Boxing Club fighters leave today to compete in the 2016 USA Boxing Junior Olympic National Championships in Dallas.

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In eyes of his coach, Buchanan is big enough

EAST MOLINE -- One aspect of college recruiting that incites United Township boys' basketball coach Ryan Webber is the constant attention placed on player deficiencies instead of qualities.

Quad-Cities Online LogoIsle of Capri opens new $60 million land-based casino

Isle of Capri opens new $60 million land-based casino

BETTENDORF — Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf officially opened its new $60 million, land-based casino on Friday morning.

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Illinois State Treasurer in Town

(KWQC)- Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was in town today. The treasurer says life insurance companies were not paying out life insurance benefits after someone died for up to 30 to 40 years. He wants to change that. “We filled out legislation this session that life insurance companies would have to check twice a year to see if any of their policy holders have died and if they have to reach out to beneficiaries.” The bill has passed the House and the Senate. The next step is for Governor Rauner to sign the bill into law.

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Teen charged with murder, robbery in death of Davenport man

A 17-year-old Davenport resident is facing murder and robbery charges after what police called a drug deal gone bad led to a man’s death late Thursday.

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Funerals today, Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Deaths for Saturday, June 25, 2016





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