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Monday, July 24th, 2017

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Veterans invited to record stories

WQPT, Quad-Cities Public Broadcasting Station, invites veterans who served in the United States military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, to share their story of service as a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History……

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Davenport library closed during Bix 7

Because of road closures and expected large crowds, the Davenport Public Library 321 Main St., will be closed Saturday morning during the Quad-City Times Bix 7 road race.

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Author presents “Finding Bix” Aug. 2

Davenport native Brendan Wolfe will present a program on his newly published book, “Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Afterward, a question-and-answer……

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Spruce Hills resurfacing scheduled

Spruce Hills Drive will be under construction between 18th Street and Woodland Lane beginning Aug. 1 and through the end of August, according to Bettendorf Public Works Department.

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SHIIP volunteers earn award

Genesis Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteers, who assist hundreds of clients with enrollment for Medicare benefits, have earned the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award. The Genesis SHIIP volunteers will be honored at the annual recognition event Aug. 30 in……

WQAD.com LogoRock River ‘rats’ moving up not out because of major flooding

Rock River ‘rats’ moving up not out because of major flooding

MOLINE-- They're called "rubber neckers" out here, people stopping to have a look at the major Rock River flooding. They know later on, they can leave all the water behind. "I'm off the river now, so I don't have to worry about it anymore. I just come down and look at it now," says a former resident of Moline's Rock River North Shore. And then there are the "river rats," people who choose to stay, water and all. "Sometimes you live next to the river, sometimes you live in it," says Steve Vyncke. Ask anyone who lives on the river. When the water rises, you better be ready. Vyncke goes through …

WQAD.com Logo“Let’s not play political games,” News 8 one-on-one interview with Governor Rauner

“Let’s not play political games,” News 8 one-on-one interview with Governor Rauner

MOLINE - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sits down with News 8 for a one-on-one interview to talk about education funding and the new deadline lawmakers face. Next week students in the Rock Island/Milan School District will head back to school. However, the funding to keep those students in class for the whole school year is being kept hostage by the political game going on in Springfield. Governor Rauner is waiting for an education bill that lawmakers passed, but not yet sent to the governor for his signature. Lawmakers haven't sent it him because the governor has already said he will take a …

WQAD.com LogoAmerican Red Cross opens East Moline shelter for flood victims

American Red Cross opens East Moline shelter for flood victims

MOLINE -- Residents who have been displaced due to the flooding and are in need of a place to stay are encouraged to go to an emergency shelter opened by the American Red Cross in East Moline, Ill. The shelter is located in the East Moline School District Administration Building at 3451 Morton Drive. If residents have the time to safely gather any items, they are asked to bring bedding, clothing, medications, and a favorite toy for any children. The American Red Cross offers the following advice for flood safety: Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to have safety information available o…

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Experts, community members discuss mental health in African-American community

African-American populations often do not trust mental-health providers and do not want to discuss mental-health issues.

WQAD.com LogoStepmom’s vows to 4-year-old future son make him cry

Stepmom’s vows to 4-year-old future son make him cry

RIPLEY, N.Y. - Many people cry at weddings, including this 4-year-old boy who will melt your heart. Gage Newville  became overwhelmed, as his new stepmother, Senior Airman Emily Leehan, read the vows she wrote especially for him. This happened Saturday, at Leehan's wedding to US Marine Sergeant Joshua Newville in Ripley, New York. Leehan went on to say she may not have given Gage life, but life surely gave her the gift of him. The newlyweds are on active duty, so they will have to wait a bit for their honeymoon. Watch Video…

WQAD.com LogoRestaurant has 1-drink limit for parents eating with children

Restaurant has 1-drink limit for parents eating with children

Watch Video CLINTON, N.Y. — At the top of a New York restaurant’s menus – right next to the martini glass logo – is the rule, “One drink policy while dining with children.” Melisa Gravelle, general manager at Peddlers Bar & Bistro in Clifton, says she holds those seven words – designed to keep families safe on the road – close to her heart, according to WTEN. “We love children,” Gravelle said. “Everybody loves children and children don’t have a voice.” Gravelle says it’s that love that inspired the limit on how much alcoh…

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Driver in fatal crash from Moline

The identity of a Moline man who died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 has been released.

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Services set for woman killed in Bettendorf head-on collision

Funeral services will be Thursday for Bernice Mitte McConnell, 86, of Bettendorf, who died Sunday in a head-on collision on U.S. 67/State Street.

Quad-City Times LogoUPDATE: Missing Galena woman found

UPDATE: Missing Galena woman found

UPDATE: The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Offfice released a statement Monday noting that missing woman Amanda R. Duhack "has been located and is OK. Thanks everyone for their assistance."…

Quad-City Times LogoDaily rewind: Channel Cat rerouted, a new message from the Dems and a missing woman found

Daily rewind: Channel Cat rerouted, a new message from the Dems and a missing woman found

Missing woman found…

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: A violent night’s sleep

YOUR HEALTH: A violent night’s sleep

ORLANDO, Florida – Sometimes the body never fully rests.  And that can be dangerous. For some, it's a condition called REM Sleep Disorder.  It is most common in men who also have Parkinson's disease or Lewy Body Dementia. When most of us sleep, our bodies enter a state of muscle paralysis.  People with REM Sleep Behavior disorder lose that and are capable of acting out physical activity in their dreams. And sometimes that can be violent. Just ask Orvis "Rig" Rigsby and his wife Karen. "He was a theater professor and I was a theater person so for me it was really, there was an immediate c…

WQAD.com LogoBody of dog burned, dumped discovered in Davenport

Body of dog burned, dumped discovered in Davenport

DAVENPORT -- A post, regarding a dog that was burned and dumped last week in Davenport, has elicited a massive response on social media from area residents hoping to find the pet's owner. Missing Attachment According to the Davenport Police Department, officers responded to reports of a deceased dog in the area of Miller Ave. and South Concord Ave. around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19. The dog's body was discovered by Public Works employees. Police and Animal Control officers determined that the dog, who had been partially burned and dumped had no identifying factors, such as licensing t…

WVIK LogoDavenport Levee Commission to Vote on Bylaws

Davenport Levee Commission to Vote on Bylaws

The Davenport Levee Improvement Commission will soon be re-named the Riverfront Improvement Commission. At its meeting tomorrow, members will consider changing a number of bylaws to coordinate with changes the Davenport City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday.

WQAD.com LogoIowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. Records show that Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to pay federal employment and trucking taxes for years, faced lawsuits over unpaid wages owed to drivers, and has been ordered to pay penalties for violations of federal safety rules. The IRS and others who say the company owes them money have often found no assets to garnish. The company and its driver insist they know nothing about how dozens of immigrants became packed …

Quad-City Times LogoTwin Towers take center stage at fairgrounds

Twin Towers take center stage at fairgrounds

The "three-two-one!" countdown ended with a joyous swipe of giant scissors to cut a ribbon and officially dedicate the newly renovated "Twin Towers" at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.

WQAD.com LogoTeen driver accused of livestreaming crash that killed her sister

Teen driver accused of livestreaming crash that killed her sister

LOS BANOS, Calif. -- An 18-year-old California teenager allegedly livestreamed the crash that killed her 14-year-old sister and seriously injured another girl, according to KTXL. Investigators are looking into a graphic video that may have been filmed by Obdulia Sanchez before, during and after the fatal crash. The video was originally posted to Instagram and is circulating on social media. "Jacqueline, please wake up," Sanchez can be heard saying in the video. "I f****** killed my sister, OK? I know I'm going to jail for life." Family members confirmed to KSFN the video was shot by the 18-…

WVIK LogoRock Island County Declared Disaster Area As Rock River Rises

Rock Island County Declared Disaster Area As Rock River Rises

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has declared Rock Island County and seven others "disaster areas" as record flooding occurs along the Rock River.

WQAD.com LogoLocal Illinois school districts selected to be part of new Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program

Local Illinois school districts selected to be part of new Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois State Board of Education announced on Monday, July 24, the recipients of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program federal grant for the 2017-2018 school year. Of the 49 districts selected to participate in the program, three are from the Quad Cities area: Silvis SD 34, East Moline SD 37, and Rock Island SD 41. The program’s initiative is to assist schools in introducing students to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables they may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about or eat. “Research shows that students with access to healthy meals …

WQAD.com LogoResidents prepare for near-record flooding along the Rock River

Residents prepare for near-record flooding along the Rock River

BARSTOW, Illinois - From high above the Rock River on Monday, July 24, the aftermath of severe storms paint unsettling images. "It's just overwhelming at times," said Jeff Bogs, a longtime Carbon Cliff resident. As water spills out of its banks from Barstow to Moline, a rising current continues to threaten this largely rural region. "We try to take pride in our property," Bogs continued. His backyard, however, looks more like a lagoon these days. While Bogs knows all about life along the river, this flood is especially frustrating. "When it comes down to it, what can you really do?" he asked.

WVIK LogoWest Lake Park Restoration

West Lake Park Restoration

Nearly 50 years after it was built, it's time for major restoration work at West Lake Park. The Scott County Conservation Board is advertising for an engineering firm to oversee the project that could take a couple of years and cost a couple million dollars.

WQAD.com LogoIowa women claim they vandalized oil pipeline in protest

Iowa women claim they vandalized oil pipeline in protest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women with civil disobedience arrest records are claiming they damaged valves and set fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states. Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya were arrested for criminal mischief at the Iowa Utilities Board office Monday after damaging a sign outside the agency's building. The Des Moines women released a statement before their arrest claiming they burned construction machinery, cut through pipe valves with a torch and set fires with gasoline, rags and tires along the Dakota Access pipeline ro…

WQAD.com LogoStaying dry for a little bit longer

Staying dry for a little bit longer

Certainly has been a refreshing day out there and a nice break from last week’s oppressive heat and humidity.  Broken cloudiness we’ve been experiencing through most of the day will give way to fair skies overnight as lows will drop around the upper 50s.  Finally, a nice sleeping night. More sunshine Tuesday will result in a nice summer day with highs in the lower 80s. Winds will slowly be swinging out of the south again allowing temperatures and humidity to inch up even more come Wednesday.  This will not only be the warmest and most humid day of the week but it will also lead …

WQAD.com LogoIllinois governor calls another special session on education

Illinois governor calls another special session on education

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner called for a special legislative session on Monday after lawmakers ignored his noon deadline for sending him public education-funding legislation with just weeks before the scheduled opening of schools. Rauner issued the summons for lawmakers to return to the Capitol beginning Wednesday after he held a news conference in Chicago to accuse Democrats who control the General Assembly of holding school children “hostage” to their political agenda. “The Democrats in the majority are playing political games with our children’s educ…

WQAD.com LogoWisconsin company to become first US company to microchip employees

Wisconsin company to become first US company to microchip employees

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin company will become the first U.S. company to provide employees implantable microchips. According to a press release, Three Square Market will offer the technology to all employees during a “chip party” on August 1. The program is optional. “Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.,” the company said in the press release. Over 50 staff members are expected to be voluntarily chipped between the thu…

WQAD.com LogoUPDATE: The missing Galena-area woman has been found

UPDATE: The missing Galena-area woman has been found

UPDATE: According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Amanda R. Duhack has been located and is OK. GALENA, Ill. — The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a missing person last seen on July 21 near her residence in rural Galena. Amanda R. Duhack, 38, was last seen leaving her home in a blue Chevrolet Uplander minivan the morning of July 21. She is described as a white female, approximately 5’3″ with brown hair, blue eyes and wearing glasses. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s…

Quad-City Times LogoVolunteer for jazz festival Aug. 3-5

Volunteer for jazz festival Aug. 3-5

The 46th annual Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival is looking for volunteers to work Aug. 3-5, inside the Rhythm City Casino Resort’s event center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Volunteers who work one five-hour concert, will get in free to another one.

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Rivers keep rising Monday

MOLINE -- Water continued to rise Monday as residents along the Rock and Mississippi Rivers prepare for a crest on Tuesday.

WQAD.com LogoRising river forces Channel Cat to change route

Rising river forces Channel Cat to change route

MOLINE -- Minor flooding on the Mississippi River has forced the operators of the Channel Cat to make some changes to the water taxi's route. The John Deere Commons dock is closed until further notice. The Channel Cat route will stop at RiverBend Commons, Isle of Capri, Village of East Davenport, returning directly back to RiverBend Common. The Channel Cat will maintain the current time schedule at the above mentioned docks. You can see updated info on the Channel Cat at www.MetroQC.com/channelcat…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Some flooding, some shots fired and restaurant, Bix 7 memories

Noon update: Some flooding, some shots fired and restaurant, Bix 7 memories

Here's your short, but sweet, afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service. It will be less humid and partly sunny with a high near 78 degrees and a low around 58 degrees. So break open the windows tonight and give……

Quad-City Times LogoFloodwaters force Channel Cat to alter route

Floodwaters force Channel Cat to alter route

The Channel Cat river taxi is making the following adjustments because of high water on the Mississippi River.

WQAD.com LogoCharlie Gard’s parents give up battle to bring son to US

Charlie Gard’s parents give up battle to bring son to US

Watch Video The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard have given up their legal fight over treatment for their son in the US. Their lawyer Grant Armstrong told the UK High Court Monday that experts have said that the “window of opportunity no longer exists.” “For Charlie, it is too late…treatment cannot offer a chance of success,” he told the court. Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates made their decision following the latest medical reports and scans, the Press Association reported. “Dark days lie ahead for these parentsR…

WVIK LogoMajor Flooding on the Rock River at Moline, Joslin

Major Flooding on the Rock River at Moline, Joslin

Major flooding along the Rock River this week. It's about six feet over flood stage at Joslin and nearly 3 feet over flood stage at Moline on Monday.

Quad-City Times LogoBest of the week: Bix 7, Street Fest and more on tap this week in the Q-C

Best of the week: Bix 7, Street Fest and more on tap this week in the Q-C

Here's entertainment reporter Amanda Hancock's best bets for things to do this week in the Quad-City area.

WQAD.com LogoMicrosoft Paint could get the boot after 32 years

Microsoft Paint could get the boot after 32 years

(CNN Money) — Say goodbye to Microsoft Paint? The iconic Paint application has landed on Microsoft’s list of “deprecated” features for future software releases. Although the tech giant said the feature is “not in active development” and could be soon removed, it’s unclear whether Paint will be officially absent from its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected this fall. Microsoft has not responded to a request for comment. Paint was released in 1985 with the first version of Windows 1.0. The program has been featured on every software update to dat…

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New Leadership At Arsenal Island

A new leader will soon take over one of the major commands on Arsenal Island.

WQAD.com LogoMichael Phelps, Discovery blasted on Twitter for race against fake shark

Michael Phelps, Discovery blasted on Twitter for race against fake shark

Twitter blasted Michael Phelps and Discovery Channel after they announced in their hour-long special that the long-awaited race between Phelps and a Great White shark was simulated. Discovery Channel's Shark Week is one of the network's most hyped weeks of the year, and this year was no different. The headlines read: 'Phelps vs. Shark,' advertising a race between the Olympian and a Great White in promos and on social media. The moment of glory for #TeamShark!!! #PhelpsVsShark #SharkWeek pic.twitter.com/NWYp1CwiRa — Shark Week (@SharkWeek) July 24, 2017 Many people who watched the s…

WQAD.com LogoBody of missing truck driver found in Wapsipinicon River

Body of missing truck driver found in Wapsipinicon River

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — The body of a truck driver who crashed into the Wapsipinicon River near Independence in eastern Iowa has been found. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the body of Michael Wallace was found in the river over the weekend. The 58-year-old was a resident of Hazelcrest, Illinois. Wallace’s delivery truck was found by kayakers Friday morning. It was mostly submerged with no sign of the driver. Authorities said it was not clear what caused the crash. The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

WQAD.com LogoBush’s Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

Bush’s Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bush Brothers & Company has voluntarily recalled some of its 28-ounce cans of beans because of a problem with the seams on the can. The recall includes cans of Bush's Brown Sugar, Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans. The company blamed the recall on a temporarily quality issue involving a can supplier. The problem has been corrected and no other products were affected, according to a company statement. "We urge you to dispose of these affected products immediately even if the beans do not look or smell spoiled. We are working with ou…

Quad-City Times LogoBrady Street project update

Brady Street project update

The city of Davenport has issued this update regarding the the Brady Street sewer and resurfacing project.

WQAD.com Logo18-year-old cheerleader accused of killing, burying newborn baby in backyard

18-year-old cheerleader accused of killing, burying newborn baby in backyard

CARLISLE, Ohio — An 18-year-old Ohio cheerleader has been charged with killing and burying a newborn baby in her backyard, according to The Dayton Daily News. Brooke Skylar Richardson faces charges of reckless homicide, according to the paper. The infant’s remains were found buried in Richardson’s backyard last week. According to the paper, the infant died more than two months ago but was alive at birth and not a stillborn, officials said. The coroner has not released an official cause of death. Richardson pleaded not guilty on Friday. She has bonded out of jail a…

Quad-City Times LogoRiver Drive resurfacing slated in Moline

River Drive resurfacing slated in Moline

The city of Moline reports that Brandt Construction will be doing pavement patching and resurfacing on River Drive beginning August 3 and continuing until Sept. 1.

WQAD.com LogoBlue Grass Police Department calls out vandal on Facebook

Blue Grass Police Department calls out vandal on Facebook

BLUE GRASS, Iowa — “Apparently we have a vandal on our hands… And apparently this person has never faced the wrath of Sergeant Jahns, the Blue Grass Police Department and all of you.” That’s what a post on the Blue Grass Police Department’s Facebook page said on Sunday evening, July 23rd. The vandalism the post is referring to is the “Paul R. Barnes” street sign that was painted over.  That street sign is on the same pole with E. Mayne Street and E. Telegraph Road. In the lengthy post, the vandal was challenged to “speak up about the thin…

WQAD.com LogoHome invasion reported on north-end of Colona overnight

Home invasion reported on north-end of Colona overnight

COLONA, Illinois — A home invasion was reported in a neighborhood on the north side of town overnight. Police were called to a duplex on 4th Street near 2nd Avenue around 5 a.m. Monday, July 24, according to a statement from the Colona Police Department. It was reported that two black men broke into the home and then fled on foot. The men were described as standing at medium height and wearing black clothes, police said. A WQAD News 8 crew on scene noted that around 7:30 a.m. Colona Police and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene investigator were on scene. If you have any information …

WQAD.com LogoWe need YOUR questions for Chef Brad Scott at Scott Community College

We need YOUR questions for Chef Brad Scott at Scott Community College

Bettendorf – You can train to become a Chef and Cook right here in the Quad Cities without leaving the area. Scott Community College offers classes inside its state-of-the-art culinary lab and new this year, Muscatine Community College will hold classes in its newly-renovated kitchen area at the former Button Factory restaurant in downtown Muscatine. This Thursday, July 27th, Good Morning Quad Cities is going to learn more about these programs by having “Breakfast With…” Chef Brad Scott, Director of Culinary Arts. If you have a question or a comment for him, fill out th…

WQAD.com LogoDriver killed in I-74 crash north of Galesburg

Driver killed in I-74 crash north of Galesburg

ONTARIO, Illinois — A driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 74 over the weekend. The driver was north of Galesburg, heading eastbound on I-74 when the crash happened around 12:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Illinois State Police. Officials said the driver, in a 2007 black Dodge Ram pickup, had left the roadway, rolled, and hit a tree near Mile Post 40. “The driver died of the injuries sustained,” read the statement. One lane was closed for about two hours.

WQAD.com LogoHere are the roads that will be impacted as Rock River nears record flood

Here are the roads that will be impacted as Rock River nears record flood

As much as a foot of rain fell in parts of Northern Illinois over the past week and all of that water has made it into the Rock River. At Moline, the water level is expected to be the second-highest in the site's history with a crest expected sometime Tuesday. That could put many roads under water. Related: Volunteers help fill sandbags to protect Barstow fire station  According to the National Weather Service Quad Cities, at its present forecast crest of 16.4 feet Tuesday morning, the following areas will be inundated. 15.5 Water affects the intersection of Highways 150 and 6. Steel Da…

WQAD.com LogoSpecial session slated if Rauner doesn’t get school bill

Special session slated if Rauner doesn’t get school bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he wants lawmakers to send him an education funding bill by noon Monday or face daily special sessions until month’s end to ensure the state’s schools open on time. The Republican repeated his vow to use what is called an amendatory veto to take out of the legislation portions he says are too generous to Chicago schools. But whether it’s the legislation the General Assembly approved to revise the school funding formula or another plan, he wants quick action as the dog days of summer dissolve into homeroom attendance ca…

WQAD.com LogoNews anchors have moment of silence for a housecat

News anchors have moment of silence for a housecat

While there's a lot of important news on Good Morning Quad Cities, we felt it right to give a moment of silence to the only mayor-cat we've ever heard of. "Stubbs the cat" died Saturday at the age of 20. He was elected honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska in 1997 because viable human candidates were hard to find. The cat spent much of his "mayoral" tenure hanging out at his owner's local store, where he became a major tourist attraction. He also made a number of TV appearances. Stubbs' owners are hinting that their other family cat, Denali, would make a good successor.​ For the record, …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Milder, flooding, road work update, and woman killed in head-on crash

Rick's Six: Milder, flooding, road work update, and woman killed in head-on crash

A good Monday to all. A person takes a week off and there's nothing but heat, humidity, thunderstorms, wind and flash flooding in the Quad-Cities. The flooding picture, however, has improved with the start of the new week.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Quad-Cities Online LogoBarking in the ballpark

Barking in the ballpark

Chris Shaw, of Blue Grass, holds her 11-week-old springer spaniel puppy, Alaska Rose, on the grass hill in left field during Bark in the Park at the Quad Cities River Bandits game on Sunday at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoSemi-trailer found in Texas with 9 dead bodies inside has an Iowa license plate

Semi-trailer found in Texas with 9 dead bodies inside has an Iowa license plate

  SAN ANTONIO, Texas-- Investigators say 9 people are dead and dozens more are in the hospital, after they were found inside a semi-trailer with an Iowa license plate. It's registered to Pyle Transportation Incorporated, a company out of western Iowa. The trailer was parked in a Walmart lot in San Antonio Sunday night. Investigators say a store employee called police, after someone from the truck asked him for water. Police found 38 people inside the semi. Eight of them were dead; the others were taken to the hospital, where a ninth person died. Those still alive are expected to have in…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport police arm K-9 unit with naloxone in case of dog overdose

Davenport police arm K-9 unit with naloxone in case of dog overdose

DAVENPORT-- The Davenport Police Department is getting their K-9 unit ready to combat tougher drugs they might find in the streets. Growing concerns of narcotics laced with  fentanyl has moved the department to require every officer on the K-9 unit to carry their own kit with the overdose reversal drug naloxone. "They are cutting the heroin with the fentanyl. The fentanyl is probably 50-100 times more powerful as an opiate than the heroin is," says K-9 Unit Supervisor, Sergeant James Garrard. All three teams om the dog unit will now carry at least two doses of naloxone at all times. The De…

Quad-Cities Online LogoChicago alderman explains vision in run for governor

Chicago alderman explains vision in run for governor

ROCK ISLAND -- While he doesn't have the wealth or name recognition of a Kennedy or Pritzker, Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar is confident he'll do well as a Democratic candidate for governor, working for a more fair, just and unified……

Quad-City Times LogoPawar brings 'One Illinois' gubernatorial campaign to Rock Island

Pawar brings 'One Illinois' gubernatorial campaign to Rock Island

The government, says Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar, can be a force for good. But that means "You need to elect people who believe in government and not hate it," he said in reference to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and……

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Today in history for Monday, July 24, 2017

Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2017. There are 160 days left in the year.

Quad-City Times LogoMississippi River crest level forecast lowered

Mississippi River crest level forecast lowered

The waters of the Mississippi River are continuing their rapid rise, but the crest forecast Sunday has been dropped by a foot from Saturday's forecast.

Quad-City Times LogoElderly woman killed in head-on crash in Bettendorf

Elderly woman killed in head-on crash in Bettendorf

An elderly woman was killed Sunday when her car was struck head-on by another vehicle whose driver had lost control of it, Bettendorf Police Sgt. Rich Streepy said.

Quad-City Times LogoU.S. Bank support helps local programs, 'play' offerings

U.S. Bank support helps local programs, 'play' offerings

In September, Grace Kelly will enter local schools and perform on her saxophone as part of the 44th season of the Visiting Artist Series in the Quad-Cities.

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Beg your pardon

A story in Sunday's issues had the wrong lot size listed for a proposed village purchase. It is 50-by-800 feet. Mayor James Boone's name also was misspelled in one reference. We regret the errors.

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Annawan seeks crafters for Sept. 23 fair

ANNAWAN -- The Annawan Parks and Recreation Department is seeking craft and vendors for the 2017 Fall Craft Fair planned 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Howes Park.

Quad-City Times LogoBig Story: Introducing the Current Iowa

Big Story: Introducing the Current Iowa

Davenport's original skyscraper is rising again as The Current Iowa hotel.

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Who's in the news? Eugene and Julie Shocker

Eugene and Julie Shocker of New Liberty will be inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 20, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

Quad-Cities Online LogoCabins, camping improvements considered at Loud Thunder

Cabins, camping improvements considered at Loud Thunder

ILLINOIS CITY -- Four cabins and 53 new RV campsites are proposed at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve.

Quad-City Times LogoLook Ahead: What's coming this week

Look Ahead: What's coming this week

City Hall: The Davenport City Council will vote this week on the first reading of an ordinance to rezone the site of a prospective Costco location in Northeast Davenport. The Council meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers, 226 W.……

WQAD.com LogoA nice break from the heat arrives Sunday night

A nice break from the heat arrives Sunday night

Our Sunday ended up pretty toasty, but we can wave goodbye to the heat late Sunday night! As high pressure slides in from the north, it’s going to keep us cool and clear. Overnight lows will be falling into the low 60s. The cool start to our Monday will lead into a great afternoon. Highs will struggle to get to 80 around the Quad Cities. There may be some cloud cover in the morning, but it should clear out that afternoon. We also have lower humidity to look forward to by Monday. While Tuesday will be sunny, the humidity will be creeping up again. Thankfully, temperatures will only climb …

Quad-Cities Online LogoRiver crests, more flooding predicted early this week

River crests, more flooding predicted early this week

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Mississippi River will crest Tuesday at 16.4 feet, more than a foot above the 15 foot flood stage. Sunday afternoon it was at 13.64 feet in Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoOne woman killed in State Street collision

One woman killed in State Street collision

BETTENDORF, Iowa — One woman is dead after a head-on collision in Bettendorf. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Police say a 17-year-old driver was heading east on State Street when he lost control of his vehicle for an unknown reason. His jeep crossed the center line and crashed into a Ford Focus just past Devil’s Glen Road. The Ford Focus was driven by an 86-year-old woman from Bettendorf. Both drivers were taken to the hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. Bettendorf Police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash. The names of th…

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Quad-City Times LogoMARK-TO-MARKET: Market volatility remains at historic lows

MARK-TO-MARKET: Market volatility remains at historic lows

The stock markets continue their record-setting pace. There have been a few bumps in the road, but market volatility has remained low for a very long time. Many are beginning to ask, can this really last?…

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Hillsdale trustees override mayor's veto of village attorney hiring

HILLSDALE -- Four out of six Hillsdale trustees attended a special meeting Friday night to override Mayor Mike Lambrecht’s veto of the board's decision to terminate the interim attorney and re-hire former village attorney Virgil Thurman on Monday.

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Week In Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

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Quad-Cities Online LogoFamed traveling Red Chair now in Sheffield

Famed traveling Red Chair now in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD –Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair.

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Lane changes set for Brady, Harrison street projects

DAVENPORT -- Several changes in travel due to construction are expected this week, according to the Davenport public works department.

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WQAD.com LogoHumane Society trying to find homes for 149 dogs, rescued from dog meat farm

Humane Society trying to find homes for 149 dogs, rescued from dog meat farm

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin-- Animal activists are hoping to find new homes for nearly 150 dogs, rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. Five of those dogs are now in the Milwaukee area, just three hours from the Quad Cities, and they'll eventually be up for adoption. They were rescued as part of an international mission by Humane Society International to close dog meat farms in countries overseas. HSI says this crop of dogs were likely bred in South Korea. That's why they're breeds not common in America, like the Korean Jindo and Mastiff dogs. Regardless of breed, dozens of dogs are now in need of…

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The "This Week in History" column will return next week.

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Today in history for Sunday, July 23, 2017

Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017. There are 161 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoHigh winds destroys man’s garage with four cars inside in Fulton, Illinois

High winds destroys man’s garage with four cars inside in Fulton, Illinois

FULTON, Illinois--  Friday night's storm left some luckier than others in Fulton, Illinois. Longtime resident Fritz Jordan has one of the worse homes hit after high winds knocked down almost every tree in his backyard and caved in the garage roof. Four of his cars were inside, including a burgundy 1950's Ford Hot Rod, he restored. " This is my livelihood out here, I don`t go fishing or hunting. I tinker with cars... It makes you sick you know?" says Jordan, who once owed Fritz's Auto Repair. "...We had a body shop, a mechanical repair shop, used cars, tow trucks, whatever you needed to make …

Quad-Cities Online LogoQ-C woman takes first place in national DAR contest

Q-C woman takes first place in national DAR contest

Everyone has ancestors. We all descend from the generations before us.

Quad-City Times LogoTorrential rains cause flooding to local rivers

Torrential rains cause flooding to local rivers

Torrential rains that caused flash flooding overnight in the northern areas of the Quad-City region also are sending local rivers over their banks in the coming days.

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PHOTOS: Deere invites kids to learn and play

Quad-Cities Online LogoFuller Brush Man brings iconic brand to the Quad-Cities

Fuller Brush Man brings iconic brand to the Quad-Cities

MOLINE -- Amid the explosion of internet sales, a Wisconsin man is bringing part of the past to the Quad-Cities.

WQAD.com LogoVolunteers help fill sandbags to protect Barstow fire station

Volunteers help fill sandbags to protect Barstow fire station

BARSTOW, Illinois -- Volunteers were needed to help fill sandbags to protect the Barstow Carbon Cliff fire department on Saturday night. Volunteers should meet at the fire station at 108 - 186th Street in Barstow. Please bring gloves and shovels, and wear work boots or closed-toe shoes. Work is expected to last until dark. "All personnel living within the community of Barstow and all low-lying areas of the Village of Carbon Cliff need to be taking action now to protect themselves and their property from flood waters," said a press release from the fire department. The National Weather Service…

WQAD.com LogoFlooding causes major damage to Clinton business

Flooding causes major damage to Clinton business

CLINTON, Iowa-- Locals work up to major flooding after last night's storms. Mill Creek overflowed, crossing over the train tracks, and into the parking lot at businesses like Bonnie's Bar. The bar's basement is now completely underwater. The owner, Eric Everson, says he found out about the damage at 3 a.m., when heavy winds and rain set off his alarm. He says he arrived at his bar, only to find a disaster. "All the vehicles down here were pretty much to the floor boards," Everson explained, "so we had to move them right away." Everson says he just bought the place six months ago and describes…

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New Dreamers Act brings hope to Q-C immigrant advocates

Supporters of the Quad-Cities immigrant community are welcoming a proposed path to citizenship for immigrant students who grow up in the United States.

Quad-Cities Online LogoStrength competitions becoming much more diverse

Strength competitions becoming much more diverse

DAVENPORT -- Some of the strongest and fittest men and women from around the Midwest showed up Saturday at the Quad City Strength and Fitness Expo in the Davenport RiverCenter to compete and showcase their abilities.

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Replacement of Justice Center air conditioner begins Monday

Relief from the stifling conditions in the Rock Island County Justice Center is on the way.

Quad-Cities Online LogoQ-C area prepares for flooding rivers

Q-C area prepares for flooding rivers

Because of heavy rains to the north of the Quad-Cities, the National Weather Service is predicting that the Mississippi River will crest Tuesday at 17.4 feet. Saturday afternoon it was at 11.8 feet in Davenport and 11.99 feet in Rock……

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'It’s really an awesome event'

More than 3,000 people from at least a five-state area trekked to the tractors Saturday for the 10th annual John Deere Pavilion’s Learn and Play event.

WQAD.com LogoRelief from the heat is coming soon!

Relief from the heat is coming soon!

We’re in for another warm night, but thankfully a much drier night. A shower or storm may pass by, but the vast majority of us will stay dry. Any rainfall should have a minimal impact on the river flooding situation. Lows by Sunday morning will be around 70 with a partly cloudy sky. While it’s still going to be very warm on Sunday, we won’t be dealing with oppressive heat. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s, and a cold front swinging through will spark some showers and storms in the afternoon. Thankfully, it will be bringing some relief from the heat behind it! As the…

WQAD.com LogoRock River closed as near-record flooding is expected

Rock River closed as near-record flooding is expected

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has closed the Rock River to recreational boating and other activities due to anticipated flooding. The Rock River between Joslin and Rock Island is expected to rise to near record flood levels, cresting on Monday or early Tuesday, August 25th. As of Saturday afternoon, the Rock River in Moline was at minor flood stage at 12.76 feet. It is expected to climb to 16.5 feet, tying the record level, according to the National Weather Service. Rock Island County Emergency Management issued a press release, saying the Barstow-Carbon Cliff Fire Department i…

WQAD.com LogoPhotos: Storms cause damage and flooding throughout the QCA

Photos: Storms cause damage and flooding throughout the QCA

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