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QC Times LogoDavenport stadium provides a view unlike anything in baseball

Davenport stadium provides a view unlike anything in baseball

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No view in baseball is like the view shared by generations of Quad-Cities families, watching minor-league players chasing big-league dreams on a summer night on the banks of the Mississippi.

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Cordova to continue search for TIF attorney

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Officials will not be hiring a tax-increment-financing attorney anytime soon. At Thursday's meeting they tabled voting on the subject. Last week, Mayor Dean Moyer repeated that TIF attorney Kathy Orr will no longer represent the village because…

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BHC trustees assess falling enrollment

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KEWANEE -- Enrollment at Black Hawk College was down 8.1 percent as of Aug. 20. East campus vice president Chanda Dowell said enrollment in Kewanee is down 18 percent in terms of credit hours. She said one…

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Today in history for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is…

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QC Online LogoRiver Music Experience announces new fundraising campaign

River Music Experience announces new fundraising campaign

The River Music Experience on Wednesday announced a new fundraising campaign, "RME Strong," which aims to raise $400,000 over three years. The money will help the Davenport-based nonprofit support its $900,000 annual operating budget for three years,…

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Administrative costs force tough decisions for Moline Housing Authority

MOLINE -- The Moline Housing Authority is considering transferring its housing choice voucher program to a neighboring agency because the federal government is not covering all the administrative costs, according to executive director John Afoun. Mr.

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Daily planner, Aug. 22, 2014

Smooth Groove 8 p.m.-midnight, On The Rock Grille & Bar, 4619 34th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-732-1631. Caged Aggression XIII: Giving Back (mixed martial arts) RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St., Davenport. Free. 563-676-8700. Seating is…

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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WQAD LogoWorld Series of Drag Racing holds 61st event

World Series of Drag Racing holds 61st event

All makes and models of race cars will be at the 61st World Series of drag Racing in Cordova August 22-23.  Race fans got a chance to see one of the big attractions for the weekend the U.S. Fire Force Truck.  It can go more the 400mph and has a 100 foot flame shooting out of the back of the jet engine truck.

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QC Online LogoNew commander of Army Sustainment Command no stranger

New commander of Army Sustainment Command no stranger

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- The command of the Army Sustainment Command changed hands Thursday with Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O'Connell taking over from Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton. Maj. Gen. O'Connell has served on the island before,…

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QC Online LogoToday is Duran's last day as Moline parks recreation director

Today is Duran's last day as Moline parks recreation director

MOLINE -- Today is the last day of work for Moline Parks Recreation Director Laura Duran. Ms. Duran told the park board last month she was leaving to move to North Carolina to be closer to…

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Moline River Drive ramps to close after Centennial re-opens

MOLINE -- Road construction on Moline's River Drive will close a four-block stretch and the Interstate 74 bridge on- and off-ramps through December. The work is scheduled to start Sept. 8, just days after the Centennial…

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WQAD LogoAugie students step up to help improve environment

Augie students step up to help improve environment

Students from Augustana are stepping up to help improve the environment here, while at the same time getting a hands on experience. The Upper Mississippi Center, Rock Island, Moline and Augustana College have teamed up to create a program called the Big Urban Watershed Project. “We’re just looking for different organisms that live in the water body here. They’re an indicator of whats going on in the stream here.” The students research 13 different raviens to determine the health of it. “If you don’t find a lot of organisms in this stream its indicating that …

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Man, son critically injured in motorcycle crash

A 51-year-old East Moline man and his 7-year-old son both suffered critical injuries Thursday when the motorcycle they were riding crashed, Silvis Police Chief William Brasche said.

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WQAD LogoBettendorf looking forward to new challenges

Bettendorf looking forward to new challenges

With the move to district football Bettendorf is excited about the opportunities on their schedule.  The Bulldogs will still have some of their traditional rivalries, they open with Assumption in week one.  Bettendorf will once again have Cyle Cox leading the offense, it will be his third year at quarterback.  Bettendorf will also open a new field on Friday September 5th when they Host Iowa City High.  …

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Staff Sergeant shows us how to be the best warrior

So what does it take to be the best warrior?"It's everything," says SSG Kevin Alan Hopson, a Best Warrior Competitor.  "It's one of those things when you're studying for, you're like what do you study?" SSG Kevin Alan Hopson is no stranger to competition.  After competing in the lower levels of the competition for several years, in October, he will compete in the Army-wide contest.That's you're in front of the Sergeant Major of the Army," SSG Hopson says. "There's no bigger competition than this one."And when he says it's everything, he's not …

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New Illinois law to help educate on concussions

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law Tuesday requiring training courses for all coaches. The course is aimed at reducing concussions in young athletes. The goal is to give coaches and athletic directors more information on how to prevent them and, to know what to do when they happen. According to the Illinois high school association,  the course was rolled out earlier this year and an estimated 10,000 coaches have already taken the test. And here locally coaches said more awareness is needed to keep young players safe."We want to look out for the best interest of the stude…

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Galesburg strike impacting students in the Quad Cities

The teachers strike is not only impacting student athletes in Galesburg, but also right here in the Quad Cities. The first game under the Friday Night Lights may not happen for Moline's football team.  If school is still not in session come Monday at Galesburg High school, the first home game of the season for both schools may not happen. "We want to play football that is what the big thing is , we're missing a game, we're missing a competition and that's important for our squad and for our kids," said Todd Rosenthal, Athletic Director. For both schools next Friday is sup…

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WQAD LogoSt. Ambrose Looking To New Talent To Lead

St. Ambrose Looking To New Talent To Lead

The St. Ambrose Fighting Bees enter 2014 with some starting spots to fill, but coaches and players agree, the competition is bringing out the best in everyone.  St. Ambrose will open on the road at Taylor University.

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KWQC LogoGovernment Bridge Causes Headaches As Centennial Repairs Take Longer

Government Bridge Causes Headaches As Centennial Repairs Take Longer

It's the sight drivers are trying to avoid more than usual. The swing span opening during rush hour in Davenport.

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KWQC LogoDavenport Neighbors Have Convenience Store Concerns

Davenport Neighbors Have Convenience Store Concerns

Should there be a limit on stores that sell liquor? It's a question some in one Davenport neighborhood are debating, all because of a proposed convenience store.

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WQAD LogoDad, young son hospitalized following motorcycle crash

Dad, young son hospitalized following motorcycle crash

An East Moline man and his 7-year-old son are hospitalized Thursday night in Peoria following a motorcycle crash in Silvis, Illinois. Police tell News 8 that it happened around 6:15 p.m. near 1st Street and Crosstown Avenue. Paramedics airlifted them from Genesis in Silvis to Peoria for “treatment of critical life threatening injuries.” Investigators say slick conditions are likely to blame. There’s no update on their condition late Thursday night.

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Farmers say crops need rain

After a very wet start to the summer, the rains seem to be missing the Quad-City area and the area's crops are starting to thirst.

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Davenport prepares for Battle of Credit Island bicentennial

DAVENPORT -- The city is celebrating part of its history on Aug. 30 when it commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Credit Island. The War of 1812 was between the United States, United…

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Father & seven-year-old son critically hurt in Silvis motorcycle crash

Two people are seriously hurt after a motorcycle accident in Silvis.It happened around 6:15 pm tonight in the area of 1st Street and Crosstown Avenue. Silvis police tells CBS4 an East Moline man riding with his 7-year-old son lost control on a rain slicked road and crashed.Both were taken to a local hospital, but both are being taken by medivac helicopter to Peoria with critical, life threatening injuries.Police say both riders were not wearing helmets.

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WQAD LogoScore Preview- Clinton RiverKings Looking to Youth For Spark

Score Preview- Clinton RiverKings Looking to Youth For Spark

Clinton will look to youth for energy and excitement in 2014.  The RiverKings will open on the road at Central DeWitt.

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WQAD LogoEarly dismissal Friday for Moline schools with no air conditioning

Early dismissal Friday for Moline schools with no air conditioning

Some Moline schools will have an early dismissal Friday, August 22, 2014. The early dismissal applies to schools without air conditioning, according to the district’s superintendent, Dr. David Moyer. Related: Weekend heat wave on track The schools with air conditioning, including Bicentennial, John Deere, Roosevelt, and Wilson Middle School, will have a normal school day. All YMCA after school programs have been cancelled for Friday, according to the Moline School District’s website.

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WQAD LogoScore Preview- Orion Looking to Charge Back Into Postseason

Score Preview- Orion Looking to Charge Back Into Postseason

Orion motivated to get back to the postseason at 4-5 finish in 2013.

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Geneseo planning team to make recommendations on school projects

GENESEO – The School District Facilities Planning Team is ready to made recommendations on how best to use Geneseo's share of the countywide sales tax for schools. The team will present its findings to community members…

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WQAD LogoScore Preview- Mediapolis Poised for Another Run

Score Preview- Mediapolis Poised for Another Run

The 2014 Mediapolis Bulldogs are hungry to build on the tradition established before them.

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WQAD LogoScore Preview- West Working Hard To Change Results

Score Preview- West Working Hard To Change Results

The Davenport West Falcons are working hard to change the results and the perceptions in 2014.  They open the season against in town rival Davenport North on August 29th.

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TarpGate makes my week

Sometimes, the Chicago Cubs make it too easy. When the Cubs are the Cubs and are out of the pennant race by June, it's no fun in my world. There is no one to poke…

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KWQC LogoWork On Galesburg Football Field Behind Schedule Because of Teacher's Strike

Work On Galesburg Football Field Behind Schedule Because of Teacher's Strike

After more than a week of the teachers strike in Galesburg, frustrations are having their effect. Today, concerns from parents were addressed and an unforeseen consequence of the strike: the new football stadium.

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Some Moline schools dismissing early

Some Moline schools are dismissing early Friday due to concerns over heat. District Superintendent Dr. David Moyer tells CBS4 all non air-conditioned schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm Friday. Bicentennial Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, John Deere Middle School, and Wilson Middle School will run a normal schedule Friday.The CBS4 forecast calls for Friday's high to be 92º in the Quad Cities. …

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QC Times LogoFlu shots available? Go ahead and get one

Flu shots available? Go ahead and get one

It's late summer, hot and humid, so you might think it's too early to get vaccinated against influenza.

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Davenport public and private schools adjusting to new schedule

Davenport private schools rely on the public schools' bussing system. The principal at Trinity Lutheran School tells us that while overall the transition to the new times has gone well, there has been a bump in the road with the bussing. "Working with Davenport, we have had a couple buses, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, that are late,” says Trinity Lutheran Principal, Bill Meyer. Since school started Monday, Trinity Lutheran School Principal Bill Meyer says buses have been running up to 20  minutes late in the morning and afternoon.  He's working closely …

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Day 9 of Galesburg teacher's strike

It's day nine of the Galesburg teacher's and there is still no immediate end in sight. The school board and union met with a mediator this week, but they may not meet again until next week. The next scheduled session is for Tuesday, August 26th. Both sides have made progress in negotiations since the strike started, but some key issues are still on the table. The mediator informed us she would be available on Sunday ut would not be if we don't have any movement. If we don't have any, their is nor reason to meet on Sunday,” said GEA President Dave Sharp.  "Both sides are w…

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Sam's Club opens in Moline

Quad City shoppers have a new place to go. The Moline Sam's Club had their grand openingThursday on 44th Avenue. As part of the opening, sam's club is offering customers a chance to transform themselves into a major league baseball player using 3d printers. Sam's club officials say the new store has created more than 170 new jobs. "The community has really asked for an additional club and just the welcome has been so overwhelming, you know, people are excited. They've wanted it, they've wanted it for a long time and you know it's just fun to be here,” said Brian Pollock, Membe…

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Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is more common than you think but a new law will make it easier for seniors to fight back. Illinois will allow those who file complaints to keep their privacy. The law allows complaints about a nursing home or long-term care facility to also be submitted electronically to the department of public health. One woman speaking out, she says she could have really benefitted from this legislation. “I had an episode when I was there in the nursing home. I felt that my freedom was taken away from me it's a lot of rules that you have to obey in a nursing home,” said Former…

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KWQC LogoRock Falls Police: Uninvited "Utility Worker" Enters Home

Rock Falls Police: Uninvited "Utility Worker" Enters Home

Neighbors are shaken after police say a man posed as a utility worker and walked into an elderly man's home. …

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KWQC LogoCentennial Bridge Reopen Delay

Centennial Bridge Reopen Delay

The Centennial Bridge may not reopen on September 6th.

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Freshman move-in at Augustana College

Hundreds of college students swarmed Rock Island Thursday for first year move in day at Augustana College. 730 freshmen arrived on campus, the second largest class in the college's history. The incoming class will receive a combined $610,000 in financial help and is the most culturally diverse. Many  students joined by parents, getting all settled into the dorms, before a day of freshman activities. "I don't think it should be too bad. I think I mean it will be an adjustment having only 3 classes a day and doing everything on my own instead of living at home but I don't think i…

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New leader at the Rock Island Arsenal

A new leader has taken over the U.S Army Sustainment Command at the Rock Island Arsenal. Major General Kevin G. O'Connell became the new commanding general at a ceremony on the arsenal Thursday morning. O'Connell will lead a global command with a critical logistics mission, but says what really makes the arsenal special is the connection to the community. "We want to you know, continue those friendships and relationships further develop, strengthen and be even more involved in my capacity as not only Army Sustainment Commander but the Senior Commander. of the Rock Island Arsenal,"…

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Reward for tip leading to killer of a Davenport teen

The family of a Davenport teen found dead earlier this month is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps find his killer. Police discovered the body of 17-year-old Marcus Jones  in a yard on August 10th with apparent gunshot wounds. His family is now offering a reward for anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest in their sons death. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy. Anyone with information is asked to call Davenport Police.

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3 injured in car crash in rural Rock Island County

Three people hospitalized: including a teenager and a child, after a car crash this morning in rural Rock Island County. The accident happened at the intersection of 63rd Street and 176th Avenue West in Sherrard just before 7:30 this morning. Police say two cars were involved, both drivers and a passenger were taken to trinity west in rock island with non-life threatening injuries. One of the drivers was just 16 years old, the accident is under investigation.

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Beg your pardon

-- Rock Island County Board members Gary Freeman, D-East Moline, and John Brandmeyer, D-Rock Island, signed the notice calling for a special county board meeting next Tuesday. Their names were inadvertently omitted from a list of signatories in Wednesday's editions.

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KWQC LogoSpirits Are High For New Davenport Distillery

Spirits Are High For New Davenport Distillery

Spirits are high in downtown Davenport, as what's being called the "booze boom" continues.Artisan Grain Distillery, which will feature whiskey, is set to open soon with production starting in a couple weeks.Allen Jarosz who is opening the distillery says his products will be made with organic grains grown on his farm in Milan, Illinois.“I kind of gravitated towards the whiskey because it was a flavor that I really liked,” said Jarosz.Jarosz says plans are to make dark whiskey but that product...

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WQAD LogoWeekend Heat Wave On Track

Weekend Heat Wave On Track

The noticeably humid weather we felt today will be even more oppressive on Friday and right through the weekend. The warm front responsible for a few thunderstorms just north and east of the Quad Cities today may pop up again in the next 24 hours .  This boundary, which has been the focal point for these scattered storms the past several days has stalled just north of the Quads and thus the chance is there. After a warm and muggy night with overnight lows dropping around 70, comes the full effect of the first heat wave of the season as the warm front establishes itself a bit m…

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WQAD LogoMan intrudes Rock Falls home, claims to be city employee

Man intrudes Rock Falls home, claims to be city employee

Police are warning residents in Rock Falls of a potential scam. According to a press release from the Rock Falls Police Department: On Wednesday, August 20, an unidentified man, who claimed to be a City of Rock Falls utility worker, entered an elderly man’s home without knocking or announcing himself. The man proceeded to walk through the home and into the basement area before telling the homeowner he was going to his truck to get some equipment. The homeowner became concerned when he looked out his window and didn’t see the man or his truck. William Wescott, the mayor of Rock Fall…

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WQAD LogoPolice chase ends after it ‘wound through’ Whiteside County

Police chase ends after it ‘wound through’ Whiteside County

Three men were arrested following a chase that “wound through” Whiteside County. On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 a Sterling Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, which started a pursuit that went through Sterling, Rock Falls, and Whiteside County, according to a spokesperson from the Sterling Police Department. Police said stop sticks were set up near County Line and Archer Road, which ended the chase. Andre Peat, 24, Robert Patterson, 27, and Lavelle Sykes, 26, fled from the car, but were later arrested. A small handgun was found in a cornfield duri…

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WQAD LogoGalesburg teachers on the brink of striking with no pay

Galesburg teachers on the brink of striking with no pay

As they move into week two of the strike, Galesburg teachers will soon be on the picket line with no pay. Starting Friday, August 22 Galesburg teachers will stop receiving paychecks from the Galesburg School District. While they wait for a contract agreement, however, they have the opportunity to apply for a loan through a federal credit union. “The loans are not available until after you’ve missed a paycheck and you’ve been out on strike for 10 working days,” said GEA spokesperson Tammi Qualls. “So on Wednesday will be the first day that we could receive pay from a loan.” …

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WHBF LogoDeputy shoots at fleeing suspect's vehicle

Deputy shoots at fleeing suspect's vehicle

A Whiteside County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after he shot at a car that law enforcement was attempting to stop.The chase began in Sterling on Wednesday and the Sheriff's Department says the deputy fired his weapon at the car after he was narrowly able to avoid being run over.Stop sticks were used to end the chase and the suspects were taken into custody without injury.  Later statements from the other people in the car allegedly indicate that the driver said "I'm going to have to hit this guy."A handgun was later found near where the chase began.&nbs…

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WQAD LogoWoman says she shot her 6-year old with BB gun by accident

Woman says she shot her 6-year old with BB gun by accident

A Davenport mother admits shooting her 6-year old son with a BB gun, but claims it was an accident. Police have charged Courtney Owens, 25, with child endangerment with injury.  A police affidavit states the young boy suffered a red swollen welt on his hip and was treated at the scene, and says Owens purposely shot him to teach him a lesson about playing with guns. She disputes that. “I was on the phone with my mom, messing around, I had just got (the gun) that day. I had one kid in here, a daughter in one room, and he just happened to walk in”, she said. “Like, I’m go…

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WQAD LogoFamily Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it’s sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money. Family Dollar said in a statement that its board rejected the Dollar General bid “on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations.” The Dollar General bid, at $78.50 per Family Dollar share, topped the offer from Dollar Tree of $74.50 per share, or about $8.5 billion. Also, Dollar General offered all cash, as opposed to Dollar Tree’s offer combo of cash and stock. Family Dollar C…

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WQAD LogoKnox County YMCA helps kids stay active during Galesburg strike

Knox County YMCA helps kids stay active during Galesburg strike

It’s a real kick for kids at the Knox County YMCA these days. That’s because the Y is extending its summer camp while Galesburg teachers remain on strike. The ball is in motion on Thursday morning. This soccer field substitutes for a school playground. While Galesburg kids remain out of school, the Knox County YMCA is extending its summer day camp. “When the issue came up, we wanted to make sure that we were here to serve and provide the care that’s needed by the community,” said Adam Sampson, CEO of the Knox County YMCA. Some 50 kids return each day for sports, a…

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WQAD LogoDavenport little league team earns big honor

Davenport little league team earns big honor

A little league team received some big honors in Davenport. The Davenport Northwest Little League All-Star team, made up of 9 and 10 year olds, won the Iowa State title on July 26, 2014. On Wednesday, August 20 the team gathered with Davenport city leaders, parents and coaches to commemorate the honor. “At ten years old, that’s a pretty nice accomplishment,” said Coach Karl Stratman. “There’s a lot of people who would hope to play for a state championship at any level and never get to, and for them to do that at ten years old is pretty neat.” The championship took place in Boone, I…

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QC Times LogoIllinois DOT: Centennial Bridge work behind schedule

Illinois DOT: Centennial Bridge work behind schedule

Two weeks after the Centennial Bridge closed for necessary repairs, crews have discovered multiple unexpected issues that could delay the reopening of the third-busiest river crossing in the Q……

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Q-C jobless rate falls to 6.6% in July

The Quad-City unemployment rate hit a six-year-low for the month of July at 6.6 percent, according to labor statistics released Thursday. …

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Final days of Locks and Dam 15 tours

Final days of Lock and Dam 15 tours: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will offer the final days of free tours of Lock and Dam 15 on Saturday Aug. 23, and Saturday, Au……

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Mohr donates $1,000 to River Bend Foodbank’s Backpack Program

Mohr donates $1,000 to River Bend Foodbank’s Backpack Program: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger regional honoree Gretchen Mohr of Long Grove, presented River Bend Foodbank with a check for $1,000.……

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Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley receives grant from Regal Cinemas

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley receives grant from Regal Cinemas: Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley received a $3,124 grant through Regal Summer Movie Express 2014……

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Brissman Foundation announces fall grant cycle

Brissman Foundation announces fall grant cycle: The Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation are now making grant funds available to benefit Milan and its residents.

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All Veterans Memorial marks 20th anniversary

All Veterans Memorial marks 20th anniversary: The All Veterans Memorial Committee will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 24, at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, 1022 Ea……

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BHC pool open for classes, open swim, parties

BHC pool open for classes, open swim, parties: The Black Hawk College Community Aquatic Center has reopened after its summer maintenance shutdown.

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Putnam holds annual monarch butterfly workshop

Putnam holds annual monarch butterfly workshop: The Putnam Museum and Science center will hold its annual monarch butterfly workshop Saturday, Aug. 23. The event includes butterfly-themed craf……

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Slight chance of showers, good chance of heat

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

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WQAD Logo‘Miraculous day’ as American Ebola patients released

‘Miraculous day’ as American Ebola patients released

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment (CNN) — Both Americans who were treated for the Ebola virus have been discharged from a hospital. “Today is a miraculous day,” Dr. Kent Brantly said at a Thursday news conference in Atlanta with Emory University Hospital staff members. “I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.” The hospital had announced that he was being discharged Thursday. The other patient, Nancy Writebol, was released Tuesday and is choosing not to make public comments, the hospital said. Emory’s staff is confident…

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Muscatine man injured in fight dies

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man injured in in fight earlier this month has died.

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WQAD LogoJames Foley’s captors originally asked for huge ransom

James Foley’s captors originally asked for huge ransom

(CNN) — The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million) for his release, according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne. Foley was a freelancer for GlobalPost. Earlier, Philip Balboni, the president and chief executive of GlobalPost, told the Wall Street Journal that the captors also demanded that money from Foley’s family. Balboni declined to discuss GlobalPost’s reply to the demand, saying all communication was shared with appropriate government authorities, The Journal reported Thursday. The Islamic extrem…

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River City Radio Hour Aug. 22

Press release submitted by Narveen Aryaputri River City Radio Hour upcoming show is Aug. 22. The music of Jason Parchert at The Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline. …

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Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island to host Historic Tax Credit workshop Aug. 28

Press release submitted by Lindsay Hocker. Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island will host a Historic Tax Credit workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at The Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island.

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WQAD LogoDock developement plans draw concerns over riverfront view

Dock developement plans draw concerns over riverfront view

Plans for a new look along the Davenport riverfront aren’t what everyone wants to see down there as the Dock redevelopment moves forward, some fear it will ruin the view. It’s been up for discussion for two years, how to develop the former Dock restaurant property.  Investors have come forward, drawings have been made and the city council has approved it. However, there are still concerns- the latest over the riverfront view. Under the development agreement the city is to build a belvedere, an elevated walkway people can use to get to the building when the Mississippi River floods…

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Anniversary for the All Veteran's Memorial

Press release submitted by The Runge Mortuary (Davenport, IA) – The All Veteran's Memorial Committee is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary on August 24th at 11 a.m. at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, 1022 East…

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QC Online LogoBustos 'misspoke'  when she said she'd give up 10 percent of pay

Bustos 'misspoke' when she said she'd give up 10 percent of pay

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in 2012 said she would take a 10 percent pay cut in her $174,000 salary as a congresswoman but never followed through on the commitment. In an editorial board interview with The…

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Botanical Center annual meeting Aug. 28

Press release submitted by the Quad City Botanical Center. The Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, annual meeting, will be 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, garden tours, including…

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells. In a letter sent Tuesday…

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Investigation leads to 12 arrests for meth in Louisa County

OAKVILLE, Iowa — The arrest of an Oakville couple in April during a drug bust led to the arrest of the 12 more people in a meth ring — and the arrests aren't done yet.

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WQAD LogoCentennial Bridge repairs could take longer than expected

Centennial Bridge repairs could take longer than expected

Repairs on the Centennial Bridge could take longer than expected, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. News 8 spoke with John Wegmeyer from IDOT and he said replacing a main beam inside the bridge may be more difficult than expected. Related: IDOT says repairs on Centennial are critical More details will come out Monday or Tuesday, August 25 or 26, once workers have a chance to assess the issues. According to the Bi-State Regional Commission, the original plan was to have the Centennial Bridge closed to traffic for 35 days and reopen in early September. Construction began on…

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WHBF LogoMom shoots kid with BB gun as "a safety lesson"

Mom shoots kid with BB gun as "a safety lesson"

(AP)  Davenport police say an Iowa mother tried to teach her 6-year-old son a safety lesson by shooting him with a BB gun.       Twenty-five year old Courtney Owens was arrested Tuesday and charged with child endangerment with injury. The charge is a felony that carries a penalty of five years in prison.        Police say Owens had just gotten the BB gun when her son kept trying to play with it. They say she tried to explain to the child that the gun isn't a toy before purposely shooting him in the hip.       …

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WQAD LogoPolice: Person acts as Rock Falls employee, enters home of resident

Police: Person acts as Rock Falls employee, enters home of resident

Police say someone walked into an elderly man’s home, pretending to be a City of Rock Falls employee. A relative of the man reported the incident around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, saying that a white male had entered the elderly man’s 1st Avenue home, according to Chief Michael Kuelper of the Rock Falls Police. The elderly man was startled by the male’s entry because he had not knocked or announced himself. The male claimed to be a City of Rock Falls Utility worker, Kuelper said. He walked through the house and into the basement. A few minutes later the male said that he need…

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WQAD LogoParts of our area now officially in a drought

Parts of our area now officially in a drought

Parts of the Upper Mississippi River Valley have gone from flooding to drought about as quickly as possible this summer. The latest Drought Monitor released Thursday morning puts much of Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois into the lowest tier of drought. The image above is a plot of the past 30 days of rainfall. The turquoise color represents areas where less than an inch of rain has come. Click on the image to see it up close. (Thanks to the National Weather Service Quad Cities for sharing the image.) A stripe of very dry conditions exists from Southern Minnesota through the northeastern…

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KWQC LogoRollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.

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Pet of the Week: Quad City Animal Welfare Center interview

Our weekly pet segment features Sasha, a cat.

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Davenport intersection reopens after downed power lines

UPDATE: Davenport police report that the intersection of 4th and Fillmore streets has been cleared and is now open to through traffic.

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CBS4 meteorologist takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

You've seen it all over your Facebook, Twitter, and television, and now, some of the staff here at CBS4 are taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.Chief Meteorologist Andy McCray took the plunge Wednesday night.

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Bettendorf looking to improve facilities, seeks for community input

The city of Bettendorf is looking into making some changes to some facilities around the city, but first, they want to get community input at an open house Thursday."This is a community that really prides itself on quality of life so I know there's going to be a strong level of support for these communities,” says Steve grimes, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Bettendorf.The open house will give Bettendorf residents a chance to have their say on what they'd like to see improved at Splash Landing, the Life Fitness Center, and the Herbert Goettsch Community Center.Cit…

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QC Times LogoRain? Possible. Muggy? Definitely.

Rain? Possible. Muggy? Definitely.

A good Thursday to all. A chance of showers and temperatures in the upper 80s highlight today's weather forecast. And coming soon?  Temperatures in the 90s with heat-index values topping the 100 mark.

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QC Times LogoDavenport mom 'purposely' shoots son, 6, with BB gun, police say

Davenport mom 'purposely' shoots son, 6, with BB gun, police say

A Davenport mother gave her 6-year-old son a lesson on BB gun safety — by shooting him with it, police say.

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QC Times LogoSchilling: Bustos should give away $34,800

Schilling: Bustos should give away $34,800

A two-year-old audio recording, taken during a newspaper interview in Chicago, is being heard two different ways by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and her opponent in the November election, Bobby Schilling.

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QC Times LogoFive Points intersection well-known for businesses

Five Points intersection well-known for businesses

Say Five Points, and people know exactly what you're talking about.

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Orion superintendent assesses building projects

ORION – The school district's three building projects have gone well, Superintendent David Deets told board members Wednesday. Orion used its 1-cent school facilities sales tax to fund heating/air conditioning projects at the grade school and high…

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Trustees learn mouse was cause of boil order

COAL VALLEY -- Trustees on Wednesday learned that a two-day boil order in the village was caused by a mouse discovered in the generator for well No. 4. The incident took place Monday morning, but the boil…

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Sherrard schools see surplus for 2014-15

SHERRARD -- The Sherrard School Board on Wednesday approved a tentative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that shows nearly a half million dollar surplus in the education fund, the district's main operating fund. The board will…

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KWQC LogoDock Development Moves Forward

Dock Development Moves Forward

Davenport city leaders take another step forward with the Dock project. They are just one vote away from making it a reality.The discussion Wednesday night was about the land lease and parking agreements. Those were the actual items on the agenda, and they were covered. But a lot of the discussion at the meeting focused on the dock plan itself. Many speaking out about the belvedere, concerned it would be like a flood wall blocking the river views. Actually it's just an elevated space or walkw...

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Wedding Proposal at Backwater Gamblers Show

Those attending tonight's Backwater Gamblers show got an added feature:a wedding proposal.Bill Resch proposed in grand style to Kristy Poston  Wednesday night.After the Whitewater Gamblers unveiled a banner asking during intermission bill got down on one knee and proposed.Kristy Poston said yes.Bill said he had been working on the plan for month, and for Kristy it was a big surprise."He's a very private person, he does not like to be in front of people so this is just unexpected," said Poston."I'm extremely nervous to be in front of all these people doing this. But she's w…

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18 years after Trudy Appleby's disappearance, a vigil seeks answers

It's been 18 years since the mysterious disappearance of Trudy Appleby.But for those close to Trudy, the pain and confusion felt on day one still lives in their hearts as they search for any details and clues leading to her whereabouts. Family and friends sat in a packed church. The years have passed, but the memories remain. "She was a happy-go-lucky little girl," says Trudy's grandmother Ann Eddleman.   Trudy was 11 years old when she went missing on August 21st, 1996.  Witnesses say they saw her getting into a car with a man who looked to be in his mid-20's. &n…

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KWQC LogoImmigration Impacts Local Schools

Immigration Impacts Local Schools

For weeks, many people in the QCA have weighed in on the US border crisis, showing both support and concern for Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba's Caring Cities Campaign. Now, he says the Quad Cities is no longer preparing for an influx of undocumented children.

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KWQC LogoIllinois Coaches Already Completing New Concussion Training

Illinois Coaches Already Completing New Concussion Training

As local high school football teams prepare for their first games more coaches throughout Illinois are starting the season with new training aimed to cut down on student athlete concussions. …

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QC Online LogoFour-star general tours Arsenal; unknown what cuts will be made

Four-star general tours Arsenal; unknown what cuts will be made

ROCK ISLAND -- The commanding general overseeing the Army Materiel Command said Wednesday workloads will decline in the coming years at the Rock Island Arsenal, but just how much is still unknown. Gen. Dennis Via, a four-star…

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Dock proposal needs levee commission clarification before it can move forward

DAVENPORT - Davenport's city attorney wants clarification from the city's levee improvement commission before plans can go forward with a proposed $12 million, 40,000-square-foot commercial building called The Dock at Davenport. Tom Warner told city council members…

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Louisa County wants more help to combat drug dealers

Fourteen people in Louisa county are charged with conspiring to make meth. The investigation dates back to April and a search warrant in Oakville, Iowa in Louisa County.Through the investigation of local police and a drug task force, all 14 of the suspects face up to 25 years in prison if convicted."There is no doubt in my mind it could have gone much quicker ..there is no question in my mind that there would be far more cases made against those who are selling it in our community," said Brad Turner Louisa County Sheriff. Louisa county sheriff brad turner only has 9 deputi…

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