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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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Injuries reported in blast a Pennsylvania Army depot

Authorities say an explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured.

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Pres. Trump pushes back against criticism with tweet

President Donald Trump is claiming that the "Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war."…

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Illinois man stabs himself with knife in court after being found guilty of sexual assault

He stabbed himself in the abdomen moments later. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage says Icard used a folding knife with a 3 ½-inch blade.

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Multiple suspects wanted out of Mercer County on various charges

You do not have to give your name CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 19, 2018: The Secretary of the Army visited the Rock Island Arsenal yesterday Traffic closures in Moline and Davenport Today's forecast: 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms with a high of 78.

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Burlington Police and Crime Stoppers searching for wanted suspect

You can contact the Crime Stoppers at 319-753-6835. If your tip leads to his arrest, you will receive a cash reward.

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Dunkin' Donuts teams up with brewery, expected to release coffee flavored beer

It will be called Dunkin' Coffee Porter and brewed with Dunkin' Donuts brand coffee.

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Storms, car theft, Portillo's update, and prep softball, baseball

Rick's Six: Storms, car theft, Portillo's update, and prep softball, baseball

A good Thursday to all. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today with some possibly severe. Here is the weather roundup from the National Weather Service.

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Dozens of soldiers injured at Fort Hunter Liggett after tent collapses

Two of the injured were airlifted to a Fresno Hospital. Two others were transported to a medical center in Templeton. The rest of the injuries were minor.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Quad-City Times LogoAmanda's picks: 6 things to do this weekend

Amanda's picks: 6 things to do this weekend

1. 'Mamma Mia' at Circa '21…

Quad-City Times LogoNew museum celebrates Walcott's heritage

New museum celebrates Walcott's heritage

Determined to preserve history for future generations, the Walcott Historical Society is opening the doors of a new museum that honors the town's past, including its German heritage and its beginnings as a "jerkwater town," or a water stop for……

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To volunteer for United Way of the Quad-Cities Area's Day of Caring on Sept. 20, go online to unitedwayqc.org. The method of registration was incorrect in Wednesday's editions.

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Emergency response at Cleveland Quarry

Henry County officials confirm with TV-6 they are on scene for an "incident".

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Scattered Storms SW This Morning

Slow moving thunderstorms will bring heavy rain to areas SW of the QC early this morning.

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Births for Thursday, July 19, 2018

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OurQuadCities.com LogoHow Rauner, Pritzker pension plans compare

How Rauner, Pritzker pension plans compare

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In the race for governor, two very wealthy men are proposing two very different ideas for how to solve the single most elusive, expensive financial problem plaguing the state. J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic challenger, is focused on how to pay the burden down; incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner wants to change the way it piles up. "What I have agreed with the Senate Democrats, Senate President Cullerton," is to do what is called a consideration model," Rauner said on Tuesday. "Basically, go to our hard working state employees and say ‘Let’s tie your salary incre…

Quad-City Times LogoMary Kathryn “Kathy” Roth

Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Roth

March 2, 1943-July 16, 2018…

Quad-City Times LogoNiabi expands offerings with badgers, camels

Niabi expands offerings with badgers, camels

Niabi Zoo is buying a pair of badgers and the two Bactrian camels currently living at the zoo.

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Davenport City Council raises questions about rezoning request that could bring a Portillo’s

Impassioned discussion from neighbors and aldermen echoed through city council chambers.

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Fact check: Did Illinois win national cybersecurity awards?

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Given the state's troubled history of hacks, computer glitches and a myriad of headlines detailing cybersecurity headaches in recent months, Governor Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration's technology team was "one of the best in the United States" caught some by surprise."Our Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is outstanding," the governor said during a Tuesday news conference where he took questions about the 2016 hack at the State Board of Elections. "We've actually received national awards for their work and the upgrades of our IT systems in the stat…

OurQuadCities.com LogoNew public safety measures coming to Steel Dam

New public safety measures coming to Steel Dam

Toys, cards and photos still line the railing at the Steel Dam for 5-year-old Maci Jade Chavez, who drowned there one month ago.But soon there will be some visible changes to the area. Local 4 News got a copy of a letter between the City of Rock Island and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which also oversees safety issues at dams, that outlines changes they plan to implement to increase public safety. The letter says that they plan to add new warning signs about the dam to the ports upstream. It also says they will cut down plants that may be blocking signs that are already up. Th…

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Local vet offers holistic approach to PTSD therapy

Army combat infantry veteran Kevin Flack and his service dog Frankie are best friends. The canine companionship is just one factor in Flack's story of healing. "I have combat PTSD, TBI, some other issues from Iraq and Afghanistan," Flack said.   "You've got depression, you've got anxiety, you've got mood swings. It actually mirrors symptoms of schizophrenia. It mirrors symptoms of manic-depressive disorder." Flack said he believes the symptom overlap can result in misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment.  "So they're giving these medications that are meant to level out chemical imbalances, …

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley High Alumni celebrates Jake Wood after winning ESPYS service award

Pleasant Valley High Alumni celebrates Jake Wood after winning ESPYS service award

PLEASANT VALLEY, Iowa --Walking around Pleasant Valley High School’s football field brings back a lot of good memories for Mike Morrissey, Wednesday, July 18, and some of his best memories were with his teammate Jake Wood. “This is where we started I guess. We were teammates after middle school and here at the high school,” says Morrissey. Wood, a PV alumni went on to play college football for the Wisconsin Badgers, he then joined the Marines after 9-11. After four years in Iraq and Afghanistan, Wood took on his next mission, becoming co-founder of Team Rubicon. “If there is a problem…

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Juveniles steal a car and assault a woman in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa - A group of minors stole a car, assaulted a woman and stole her cell phone on Wednesday, July 18. According to a press release by the Davenport Police Department, officers responded to the 1600 block of Rockingham Road at 3:19 p.m. for a report of a robbery. They found that a woman had been assaulted and had her cell phone stolen, before her attackers drove off. At nearly the same time, the police also got a report of a stolen vehicle from the 1100 block of Brown Street, officials say. According to the release, an officer spotted the suspect vehicle shortly after and attempte…

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4 Juveniles arrested after a vehicle theft, and robbery, 2 charged as adults

Davenport Police released the details of a robbery and theft that resulted in a vehicle pursuit. 4 Juveniles were arrested and 2 will be charged as adults.

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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs names Cedar County a new Iowa Great Place

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has named Cedar County a new Iowa Great Place and re-designated nine existing Iowa Great Places and five Cultural & Entertainment Districts across the state.

Quad-City Times LogoDebate over possible Portillo's reaches Davenport City Hall

Debate over possible Portillo's reaches Davenport City Hall

A proposal to reclassify land to make way for the possibility of adding the Chicago-based restaurant Portillo’s to northeastern Davenport reached City Hall on Wednesday, drawing a chorus of worries from several area residents.

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Trucker missing in Dixon, IL found unhurt in New Jersey

Kentucky man found walking down road…

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Whiteside Region Businesses to partner with Costa Rica, Latin America

Consul General Murillo invited Whiteside County businesses to participate in the Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica 2018 held in San Jose, Costa Rica, on September 25th through the 27th, 2018.

WQAD.com LogoMcDonald’s is giving away free fries every Friday for rest of 2018

McDonald’s is giving away free fries every Friday for rest of 2018

Do you like McDonald’s fries? Then don’t miss out on this deal. The fast-food restaurant chain says they will be giving out free french fries for the rest of the year. You can get an order of medium fries for free every Friday until December 30, 2018. There is one catch, however. You have to download the McDonald’s app to get the coupon, then make a purchase of at least one dollar during your visit to the golden arches. For more information, see the McDonald’s website.

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Rock Island County Board Votes To Demolish Courthouse

The Rock Island County Board has decided to demolish the county courthouse. The board voted 16-6 on Tuesday night to give the deed to the Public Building Commission. The commission is expected to use $1.6 million to tear down the courthouse and replace it with green space. The funds are part of the $28 million cost of building a new annex to the Justice Center.

OurQuadCities.com Logo"Two Billboards for Trudy" placed in East Moline with a purpose

"Two Billboards for Trudy" placed in East Moline with a purpose

Moline Police put up two billboards in East Moline with the goal of solving the 22-year-old cold case. That's how long it's been since anyone has seen 11-year-old Trudy Appleby.On Wednesday, Moline Police say they've been placed specifically in East Moline for a reason. Appleby went missing on August 21 1996, and was last seen getting into a gray vehicle not far from her Moline home.Police say they've received thousands of leads and have conducted thousands of interviews, but with another anniversary of her disappearance just more than a month away, they're still looking for answers. Last y…

OurQuadCities.com LogoThree girls from Mercer County high school tackling bullying with help of parents

Three girls from Mercer County high school tackling bullying with help of parents

Three girls from Mercer County high school are tackling bullying. Makayla Thomas, Mallory Mazzocco and Alexsha Spangler began this in March after one of their close friends committed suicide. Valerie Carlson killed herself after being bullied. Local 4 news spoke  to the parents of Mallory and Makayla, two of the three girls who have started an anti-bullying movement at Mercer County high school. "I think its an epidemic. I think that there is bullying from children, from adults to children. From adults to adults. There a lot of wonderful people in this county but there is also our share of …

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Impact of a new underpass in Galesburg, Illinois

The Reverend Jon A. Sibley Sr. Underpass was opened to traffic this morning. The newest Galesburg project is the final of 3 components to help ease traffic flow and make the city safer. Reporter Austin Hansen visited the city today and talked to community members about their reaction on the brand new underpass.

Quad-City Times LogoUnited Way Challenge 5 program addresses school absenteeism

United Way Challenge 5 program addresses school absenteeism

An initiative of the United Way of the Quad-Cities Area, the Arconic Foundation and Quad-City school districts apparently has made a dent in school absences. The initiative, Challenge 5, urges students and their families to “Strive for Less than Five”……

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Secretary of Army visits Rock Island arsenal, praises successes, looks to the future

The Secretary of the Army visited the Rock Island Arsenal on Wednesday where he praised its successes and said it is time for the 946-acre military installation to move into the future.

WQAD.com LogoPreservationists say there’s still hope for the RICO Courthouse

Preservationists say there’s still hope for the RICO Courthouse

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- Even as the Rock Island County Courthouse came one step closer to demolition Tuesday night, those hoping to save the historic building from the wrecking ball said there are still options. "What (the Rock Island County Board is) doing is just a fast fix and not thinking wisely about how valuable this building really is to the county," said George Barajas, an architect at Italo Milani. The public building commission will oversee the demolition of the old courthouse. This could give preservationists time to change the building's fate. "There's just many, many organization…

Quad-City Times LogoCriminalist among witnesses in trial's second day

Criminalist among witnesses in trial's second day

The blood of Brandon Brooks was found in the apartment and work truck of the Davenport man accused of killing him and setting his body on fire in late May 2017, a criminalist testified Wednesday.

Quad-City Times LogoArsenal operations impress Army secretary

Arsenal operations impress Army secretary

After making his first-visit ever visit to the Rock Island Arsenal, Mark T. Esper, who has been the Secretary of the Army for just eight months, cast an intense, commanding presence Wednesday.

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YOUR HEALTH: Stop the snoring, even if you don’t have sleep apnea

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Until three years ago, 61-year old Janet Hayes had no idea her night-time breathing was like. "A buzz saw? It was surprisingly loud." Janet's a widow and sleeps alone.    But after sharing a hotel room with her daughter on vacation Janet knew she needed to find something to stop the snoring. "I tried a mouthpiece. It made me gag. I tried C-PAP and it leaked." Janet does not have sleep apnea. She searched online for snoring solutions and found Theravent.   It's a disposable adhesive strip that covers the nose and has a one-way valve system. "It allows the patie…

WVIK LogoArmy Secretary Visits Rock Island Arsenal

Army Secretary Visits Rock Island Arsenal

The Secretary of the Army says the Rock Island Arsenal will help the military with readiness, modernization, and reform. Today in the Quad Cities, Mark Esper toured the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, and met with officials of the Army Sustainment Command, Joint Munitions Command, and First Army.

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SouthPark Mall sees a future with local small businesses

This age of the internet continues to send department stores into oblivion. It's leaving malls a skeleton of what they used to be, and that includes here in the Quad Cities.To help fill that space, managers of SouthPark Mall in Moline isn't turning to big name stores but local small businesses. When Local Four and Fox 18 News walked through the mall, nearly ten storefronts were seen with gates down, and nothing inside and that's not including Younkers with its going out of business banner up and the remodel to add Ashley Furniture.Those empty storefronts have SouthPark hoping local entrepren…

Quad-City Times LogoBettendorf sports complex is so far a hit, developer says

Bettendorf sports complex is so far a hit, developer says

So far, the new TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf has been a hit. But developer Doug Kratz knows it'll be a challenging year before he can call it a home run.

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Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

DES MOINES, Iowa — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoSabula-Savanna bridge still on schedule despite flooding

Sabula-Savanna bridge still on schedule despite flooding

SABULA, Iowa -  The Iowa Department of Transportation has been fielding concerns about a major delay in opening the bridge that spans from Sabula, Iowa to Savanna, Illinois. Officials say they are just rumors. The bridge closed in March, and the opening has been pushed back several times.  A ferry has been floating cars and people across the Mississippi.  People have been calling the department, worried that the opening might not happen until as late as November. However, officials say they are fairly certain they are on target to open Labor Day weekend. According to officials, flooding ha…

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Senators send letter to President for details on meeting with Putin

Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined top Senate Democrats last night in a letter to President Trump listing a series of questions to clarify if and what commitments he made to Putin during their secretive and lengthy meeting.

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Trump says he holds Putin responsible for election meddling

Trump says one would "have" to hold Putin responsible…

Quad-City Times LogoRI home sustains major damage in fire

RI home sustains major damage in fire

A Rock Island man was starting to walk his dog Wednesday when he realized his house was on fire.

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RI County honors two for lifesaving efforts

Two Rock Island County Sheriff's Department employees have received lifesaving awards for their efforts in saving the life of a woman on June 5.

Quad-City Times LogoAmid legal fight in Davenport, ex-fire chief named as finalist for job in Ames

Amid legal fight in Davenport, ex-fire chief named as finalist for job in Ames

Former Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn is a finalist to lead the Ames (Iowa) Fire Department. The announcement came less than two hours after the latest court hearing over her employment dispute with Davenport ended.

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Iowa DOT issues fraud alerts for vehicles purchased outside of Iowa

The Iowa DOT is warning Iowa residents looking to buy a used vehicle of a recent fraud trend involving businesses licensed as motor vehicle “wholesalers” in other states. These businesses have the potential to engage in title, tax, and odometer fraud.

WQAD.com LogoTerminally ill pup gets free Burger King cheeseburgers for life

Terminally ill pup gets free Burger King cheeseburgers for life

TOLEDO, Ohio – A family dealing with heartbreaking news about their beloved pup named Cody said they were touched by a restaurant’s act of kindness. The family tweeted details of Cody’s story, saying that about two months ago their 10-year-old dog was diagnosed with cancer. He was given between one and three months to live, depending on how fast the cancer spreads. “My family and I were heartbroken by the news, but we decided we wanted to try and make the last part of his life the best we could. Everyday since we found out, we’ve gotten him a plain cheeseburger to eat…

WQAD.com LogoSecretary of the Army praises the future at Rock Island Arsenal

Secretary of the Army praises the future at Rock Island Arsenal

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL - As the Army reforms the way it does business, the Rock Island Arsenal must change along with it.  That means adapting during challenging times. "I think its strength is not just where it is today, but where it's going," said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark Esper. Secretary Esper made his first visit to the Arsenal on Wednesday, July 18.  It's a chance to talk about Army Vision 2028.  That's his strategy for efficient expansion over the next decade. "It has the great promise of providing quality products on time at much less cost than we had in the past," he said. The A…

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Q-C airport posts higher numbers

Enplanements at the Quad-City International Airport are up 6 percent for both June and the year to date.

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Aledo Rehab and Health Care Center cited with “AA” violations

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the 2018 Second Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators, and an Aledo center received a $50,000 fine for "AA" violations.

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Niabi buying badgers, camels for zoo

COAL VALLEY — Niabi Zoo is buying a pair of badgers and the two Bactrian camels currently living at the zoo.

WQAD.com LogoJudge hears case to see if former Davenport fire chief gets a job back

Judge hears case to see if former Davenport fire chief gets a job back

DAVENPORT-- The debate continues on whether or not former Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn should get a job back after being fired last year. You may remember Washburn was fired as chief by Davenport City Administrator Corri Spiegel a year ago. Davenport's Civil Service Commission then ruled the city had to give Washburn a job back within the department because they say she has civil service status. The city appealed, and on Wednesday July 18, 2018, a judge heard the case in Scott County Court. On Wednesay two attorneys and a judge walk into a courtroom. The judge's job is to decide if form…

Quad-City Times LogoCodfish Hollow has a 'museum-like' way of displaying its history: Wooden show posters

Codfish Hollow has a 'museum-like' way of displaying its history: Wooden show posters

At some point during a Codfish Hollow concert, your eyes will likely turn away from the excitement of the stage.

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Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot.

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US coal ash pollution rules eased

The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama.

WQAD.com LogoOzone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as in large cities

Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as in large cities

Watch Video (AP) – Most Americans associate U.S. national parks with pristine environments that represent the very best of nature. In the 1916 law that established the National Park Service, Congress directed the new agency to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” But over the past century it has become increasingly hard to protect the parks from impacts of human activities outside their …

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AmeriCorps in Dubuque receives more than $500,000 in grant money

The AmeriCorps program in one eastern Iowa city will receive more than half of a million dollars for the next year from federal and state grants.

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Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA, opposes proposed Renewable Fuel Standard

Gov. Kim Reynolds testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday afternoon on behalf of Iowa farmers and a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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CRCSD: Teacher inappropriately used African-American baby doll in her classroom

The Cedar Rapids Community School District superintendent has recommended a teacher be fired for "inappropriate use of African-American baby doll in classroom" and other accusations.

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Governor backs agencies' actions in trooper harassment case

Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending a harassment investigation that ended with a state trooper being fired after a 10-month paid leave and examined whether a powerful captain responded appropriately to concerns.

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Iowans seek over $11 million in Western Union refund claims

Iowans have applied for $11.23 million in refunds as part of a national settlement with the company Western Union after wiring money to scammers.

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Gov. Reynolds signs executive order, creates Governor's Empower Rural Iowa Initiative

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed Executive Order Number 3, creating the Governor's Empower Rural Iowa Initiative.

OurQuadCities.com LogoAnalysis: Pritzker, Rauner navigate national politics in fight for top state job

Analysis: Pritzker, Rauner navigate national politics in fight for top state job

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- The campaigns for Governor Bruce Rauner and his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker clash on almost every topic you can imagine, but the actions and statements of the candidates in recent days indicate they agree on this: the churning tides of national politics will likely play a powerful role in deciding the outcome of their race in November.“We are pretty confident that the majority of voters in Illinois share J.B.’s view that Trump’s policies have hurt working families and they want a governor who has the courage to say that," Pritzker campaign manager Anne Caprara…

WQAD.com LogoMoline’s Prospect Park marks a special place for one family

Moline’s Prospect Park marks a special place for one family

MOLINE, Illinois -- When Barbara Sandberg thinks of Prospect Park, she thinks of her husband. "We got engaged at Prospect Park, in kind of alitle lover's lane around the corner, back when you could drive your car down here," Sandberg said. The couple visits the special spot every wedding anniversary, but on their 50th, they decided to do something different. They got the idea to donate a tree to the park to commemerate the memories they shared there. " I said, I dont see anything that blooms up here. You have beautiful oak trees all around, but we would like to have something Spring, because …

WQAD.com LogoNext chance of thunderstorms in sight… Fabulous weekend still on track

Next chance of thunderstorms in sight… Fabulous weekend still on track

Its the kind of weather you want to throw in a bottle and save for later.  A very refreshing day it has been with highs expected to reach around the lower 80s. Stressing another good looking night with overnight lows in the lower 60s. By Thursday, a system pulling in from the west will add more clouds to our forecast followed by a possible shower or thunderstorm during the day.  Fortunately, the the coverage looks very isolated so most of us will remain dry.   The coverage will increase a bit more that night into Friday before we quickly dry out for the upcoming weekend. Outdoor plans are …

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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

A new study says visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of air pollution…

OurQuadCities.com LogoPence slams "reckless" movement to 'Abolish ICE'

Pence slams "reckless" movement to 'Abolish ICE'

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- The campaigns for Governor Bruce Rauner and his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker clash on almost every topic you can imagine, but the actions and statements of the candidates in recent days indicate they agree on this: the churning tides of national politics will likely play a powerful role in deciding the outcome of their race in November. As Pritzker and state Democrats are crowing about the coming surge of a 'Blue Wave' at the election polls, the governor's campaign is trying to chart a survival course through choppy waters. Rauner's résumé features an unpreceden…

WQAD.com LogoVast majority of Illinois Medicaid expansion recipients aren’t working

Vast majority of Illinois Medicaid expansion recipients aren’t working

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Illinois News Network) — Seven of 10 able-bodied recipients of taxpayer-funded healthcare in Illinois say they don’t have jobs. A new report from the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonpartisan public policy organization, said work requirements similar to those placed on other federal aid programs should be implemented for Medicaid recipients. As of February, more than 400,000 out of the 580,00 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Illinois have no earned income, according to data received from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. …

Quad-City Times LogoGary Metivier buys ad agency, launches Metivier Media

Gary Metivier buys ad agency, launches Metivier Media

Former KWQC-TV anchor Gary Metivier has started a new enterprise that still involves telling the stories of the Quad-City community.

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West Nile virus found in Aledo

ALEDO — Mercer County has become the latest in the area to confirm the presence of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

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6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds.

Quad-City Times Logo'Skyscraper' is a disaster of a disaster movie

'Skyscraper' is a disaster of a disaster movie

Oh, what a disaster this disaster movie is.

Quad-City Times LogoWith music, movies and comedy, the lineup is shaping up for Alternating Currents festival

With music, movies and comedy, the lineup is shaping up for Alternating Currents festival

The second annual Alternating Currents is coming soon, and we have a better look at the festival's lineup, thanks to another wave of announcements released Tuesday.

OurQuadCities.com LogoKen Williams Memorial Go-Kart Race enters final day of the series

Ken Williams Memorial Go-Kart Race enters final day of the series

DAVENPORT-- Go kart racing is back at the Davenport Fairgrounds.Kevin Williams is doing it in honor of his father who brought the track here more than 20 years ago.His father, Ken Williams, saw the track come back to life before he passed away in November.Kevin hopes to preserve his father's memory by holding a memorial racing series over the summer."We had talked about doing a summer series on Wednesday nights this year," Kevin Williams said."We thought it would be a great opportunity to hold this series in his memory and he'd be super excited to be here right now."Kevin started racing go k…

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RI Library seeking public input

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Library will host two "Coffee & Community Conversations" aimed at gaining public input into how it can meet four primary objectives in its Strategic Plan for 2019-22.

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Afternoon high in the low 80s

Noon update: Afternoon high in the low 80s

Quad-City Times LogoDespite rumors, Sabula bridge on schedule

Despite rumors, Sabula bridge on schedule

Rumors and confusion have some thinking the opening of the new bridge being built at Sabula, Iowa, is again being delayed.

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Rock Island Fire officials respond to electrical fire Wednesday morning

Responding firefighters saw the house was on fire and was "energized with electricity on the exterior."…

WQAD.com LogoInside the meeting: RICO board members approve demolition of old courthouse

Inside the meeting: RICO board members approve demolition of old courthouse

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -  In a 15 to 7 vote the Rock Island County Board approved an agreement to say goodbye to the old courthouse Tuesday, July 17. Inside the meeting space, the board meeting was tense. Some community members fought to save the building, while board members voted to tear it down.

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Silvis, Kewanee fire departments get state grants

SPRINGFIELD — The office of Illinois State Fire Marshal and Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday announced 100 fire departments and nonprofit ambulance services in Illinois are recipients of $2.2 million in Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment grants.

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House panel would provide $5b for Trump border wall

A House spending bill would provide $5 billion next year for building President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.

WQAD.com LogoMoline’s Prospect Park tied in with the city’s history

Moline’s Prospect Park tied in with the city’s history

MOLINE, Illinois -- Prospect Park dates back to 1889, when the Moline Centrail Railway Company purchased 35 acres of land on what was then the far outskirts of town. There was a reason for the trolley company to make that investment: they wanted to create a destination point and garner more riders on their trolleys. The park quickly grew in popularity, leading to the building of the park's "Grand Pavilion" in 1891., Twelve years later, the company expanded again, building what we now know as Music Guild in 1903. The city of Moline purchased the park in 1911, after seeing how influential the p…

WQAD.com LogoHy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines-based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the product from its shelves. The recall includes 16-ounce and 48-ounce containers of Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad produced between June 1 and July 13. It was available from deli service cases in the company’s 244 stores across eight sta…

Quad-City Times LogoMorning fire heavily damages home in Rock Island

Morning fire heavily damages home in Rock Island

A Rock Island man was starting to walk his dog Wednesday when he realized his house was on fire.

WQAD.com LogoCity helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of shutting it down

City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of shutting it down

Watch Video Instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business. Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner had been cooking hot dogs outside his home in North Minneapolis to raise money for new clothes, his family said. It’s something he started doing in 2016, but this summer, he got more attention. When someone noticed the stand wasn’t city sanctioned, he was forced to shut down. In an age where black kids are being reported for selling water bottles or mowing the lawn, Jaequan was able to flip the trend of the dreaded “P…

OurQuadCities.com LogoGenesis offers SleepSacks to protect babies from SIDS

Genesis offers SleepSacks to protect babies from SIDS

Pieter Hansen joined our Brittany Price in studio to discuss how Genesis Health is helping parents protect their babies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A SleepSack is a wearable blanket that is used to help create a safe sleep environment for infants. The SleepSack keeps baby sleeping on their back and replaces loose blankets in the sleep area. This reduces the key risk factor associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Babies at birth centers in Davenport and Silvis will be going home with SleepSacks to help babies sleep better and reduce incidence of SIDS. It's part of the Elizabeth Gr…

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Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly

Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.

WVIK LogoWednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 18, 2018: The Rock Island County Board has approved demolition of the county courthouse Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs measures to replace housing at the Quincy Veterans Home West Nile Virus is detected in Rock Island County Today's forecast: mostly sunny skies with a high of 83 and a 20% chance of rain.

Quad-Cities Online LogoMoline council debates QComm911 emergency communications center costs

Moline council debates QComm911 emergency communications center costs

MOLINE — Council members held a lengthy discussion about the city’s future with the QComm911 emergency communications center Tuesday night.

WQAD.com LogoHelp keep Prospect Park thriving and beautiful

Help keep Prospect Park thriving and beautiful

Moline 5th Ward Ald. Lori Turner stopped in to GMQC this morning to talk about fundraising efforts to help pay for long-term improvements at Moline's Prospect Park. The city, in partnership with Music Guild, WQAD and the Moline Historic Preservation Society have partnered on a project to spruce up and improve the historic park. Improvements include new playground equipment, a new fishing pier and a refurbished pavilion. Today, WQAD is hosting a Social Media-a-Thon to help raise awareness and contributions. You can donate to park improvements via the Preservation Society's Go Fund me page here…

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A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising "big results" from better relations with Russia and hitting back at "haters."…

WQAD.com LogoThe Eric Factor: Have you noticed more jet contrails? Here’s why

The Eric Factor: Have you noticed more jet contrails? Here’s why

Jet contrails can sometimes make for beautiful sunrises and sunsets as lines of clouds stretch from horizon to horizon, bending the light from the incoming sun. But have you ever wondered why they form and why they seem to be more prevalent than they used to? First, consider the Meteorology of the atmosphere. Even in the Summer, temperatures are well below zero Fahrenheit at the altitude where commercial airliners fly. In fact, at the top of Summertime thunderstorms, temperatures can be as cold as -30°F! Turbine jet engines produce condensation, much the same as we do when we exhale and "se…

Quad-City Times LogoHy-Vee recalls pasta salad after reported illnesses

Hy-Vee recalls pasta salad after reported illnesses

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system

The European Union's antitrust chief has fined Google a record $5 billion for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system.

WQAD.com LogoWQAD News 8 partnering with City of Moline on Prospect Park Social Media-a-Thon

WQAD News 8 partnering with City of Moline on Prospect Park Social Media-a-Thon

MOLINE-  The city, in partnership with Music Guild, WQAD and the Moline Historic Preservation Society have partnered on a project to spruce up and improve the historic park. Improvements include new playground equipment, a new fishing pier and a refurbished pavilion. Wednesday, July 18, WQAD  is hosting a Social Media-a-Thon to help raise awareness and contributions. The Moline Historic Preservation Society has set up a Go Fund me account to help raise funds for the park. You can learn how to donate by clicking here. Stay tuned to the WQAD Facebook Page for information on the "Social Medi…





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