QCANews.com - Quad Cities news and views from both sides of the river

Friday, February 24th, 2017

WQAD.com LogoO’Keeffe 3 is play of the night

O’Keeffe 3 is play of the night

Collin O'Keeffe hits huge 3 to force overtime against Rockridge.  Alleman would go on to win Regional title 67-63.

WQAD.com LogoIowa City West knocks off Pleasant Valley

Iowa City West knocks off Pleasant Valley

Iowa City West knocks off Pleasant Valley…

WQAD.com LogoDespite torn ACL- Faith finishes 2nd in State shootout

Despite torn ACL- Faith finishes 2nd in State shootout

Sherrard's Faith Anderson makes eight 3's despite a torn ACL to finish 2nd in 2A Shootout.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf advances with win over West

Bettendorf advances with win over West

Bettendorf advances with win over West, 73-50…

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott knocks off Central in a thriller at The Pit

North Scott knocks off Central in a thriller at The Pit

North Scott knocks off Central in a thriller at The Pit, 60-59…

WQAD.com LogoA-Town falls to Delavan

A-Town falls to Delavan

A-Town falls to Delavan…

WQAD.com LogoWieskamp leads Muscatine to postseason win

Wieskamp leads Muscatine to postseason win

Muskies best Linn-Mar 61-55 in postseason opener.  The Muskies travel to Iowa City West on Tuesday night.

WQAD.com LogoEast Dubuque defeats conference rival Milledgeville

East Dubuque defeats conference rival Milledgeville

East Dubuque defeats conference rival Milledgeville , 35-26…

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan defeats LTC rival Galva for Regional Gold

Annawan defeats LTC rival Galva for Regional Gold

Annawan defeats LTC rival Galva for Regional Gold…

WQAD.com LogoNewman falls in a heartbreaker to Winnebago

Newman falls in a heartbreaker to Winnebago

Newman falls in a heartbreaker to Winnebago, 67-66…

WQAD.com LogoKewanee win Regional title over Mon-Rose

Kewanee win Regional title over Mon-Rose

Kewanee win Regional title over Monmouth-Roseville, 62-53…

WQAD.com LogoSean Taylor leads Moline over Blue Devils in return to Quincy

Sean Taylor leads Moline over Blue Devils in return to Quincy

In his return to Quincy, Sean Taylor leads Moline over the Blue Devils, 45-41…

WQAD.com LogoAlleman wins an OT thriller over Rockridge to claim Regional gold

Alleman wins an OT thriller over Rockridge to claim Regional gold

Alleman wins an OT thriller over Rockridge to claim Regional, 67-63…

WQAD.com LogoRock Island claims share of WB6 with win over Galesburg

Rock Island claims share of WB6 with win over Galesburg

Rock Island claims share of WB6 with win over Galesburg, 62-57…

KWQC-TV6 LogoHighlight Zone Week 8: Photogs Make the Call

Highlight Zone Week 8: Photogs Make the Call

Our Zone Reporters and Photogs get a chance to call the highlights! Watch the Highlight Zone Week 8 below: FIRST HALF: SECOND HALF: …

WQAD.com LogoTipsy drinkers who leave their car at the bar come back to find a surprise

Tipsy drinkers who leave their car at the bar come back to find a surprise

ROCK FALLS, Illinois – Instead of giving out tickets to cars left behind in a parking lot, a local bar and grill is rewarding people instead. Long Shot Bar & Grill in Rock Falls started leaving notes on customer’s cars left in its parking lot overnight. A coupon for a free burger or flat bread is also included in the note. Raven Willett received the note when she had a night out at Long Shot a few weeks ago. Willett says she had a few drinks and hitched a ride home with her brother. She left her car in the bar’s parking lot overnight and when she went to pick it up in the morning, s…

WQAD.com LogoJudge: Neglected dogs will not return to Iowa woman

Judge: Neglected dogs will not return to Iowa woman

WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — A judge has ruled that an Iowa woman who claimed to be running a dog rescue will not regain custody of 19 dogs found on her property. An investigation started Feb. 1 after two dogs were found dead and covered in feces at a property in Sandeyville, Iowa. The remaining dogs were found in deplorable conditions with fur matted in feces. Lindsey Morrow is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, second-degree theft, fraudulent practices, five counts of animal torture, five counts of animal neglect (serious misdemeanor) and 17 counts of animal neglect (simple misdemeanor). Mo…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGood Samaritans rescue boy nearly swept out to sea

Good Samaritans rescue boy nearly swept out to sea

(KHNL/NBC News) – A South Korean family visiting Hawaii is grateful for the Good Samaritans who helped rescue their young son from waters on Oahu’s North Shore. Cell phone video taken Sunday just after 5:30 p.m. shows 8-year-old Ryon Kim playing in the whitewash near shore at Sunset Beach. His younger brother plays nearby. Their grandfather can be seen gesturing to Ryon, though he does not appear to realize the danger the boy is in. Ryon attempts to leave the water, but a retreating wave knocks him over and sucks him out into the ocean. His grandfather and mother struggle to reac…

WQAD.com Logo‘As lucky as they get’: Boy survives spider bite with record dose of antivenom

‘As lucky as they get’: Boy survives spider bite with record dose of antivenom

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – A 10-year-old boy in Australia survived a bite from one of the world’s deadliest spiders thanks to a quick-thinking dad—and a record-breaking amount of antivenom. Matthew Mitchell was working with his father in a shed at their home around 60 miles north of Sydney when he was bitten by a funnel-web spider lurking in a shoe, the Australian Associated Press reports. His father used a T-shirt for a tourniquet and rushed the boy to the nearest medical facility as he started having seizures. He was given 12 vials of antivenom, which Australian Reptile …

KWQC-TV6 LogoACLU says Iowa transgender student insulted, rights violated

ACLU says Iowa transgender student insulted, rights violated

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A civil liberties group is taking up the case of a central Iowa transgender high school student who was ordered to wash “love trumps hate” written on his arm or be sent home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says the incident happened in November at Newton High School. The ACLU says a teacher also repeatedly referred to the student as “girl,” even though he openly identifies as male. In a letter Friday to the school, the ACLU warned that the school had violated the student’s free speech rights. The letter also noted that dozens of students who plan…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGovernor’s House bill would remove licensing requirements for multiple Iowa professions

Governor’s House bill would remove licensing requirements for multiple Iowa professions

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) – The license process for some professions could soon become a thing of the past. A spokesperson from Gov. Terry Branstad’s office tells KWQC they believe there are less expensive ways to gain credentials like a state registry, educational requirements or certifications. That’s why they’ve put a bill in front of lawmakers to remove licensing requirements for a number of professions, including including massage therapy, barbers and social workers. Social workers in the Quad Cities say a license is crucial to their profession and it would…

Quad-City Times LogoWeekend brings Winter Iowa Senior Games to Q-C

Weekend brings Winter Iowa Senior Games to Q-C

Jeff Latham said he hasn’t bowled since high school.

WQAD.com LogoFlu still widespread across the nation

Flu still widespread across the nation

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Centers for Disease Control says flu is considered widespread in all but four states right now. In Iowa, the Department of Health says 34 Iowans have died from flu complications this season. Just two weeks ago, 66 people were hospitalized because of flu-like illness and nearly 60 schools have reported more than 10% of the student population was out sick. In Illinois, more than 40 people were admitted to intensive care in the past two weeks, and 20 children have died this season from flu complications. Doctors say kids aren't getting flu shots because the flu mist is …

WQAD.com LogoProposed Iowa bill could pave way for new mental health facilities

Proposed Iowa bill could pave way for new mental health facilities

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The same proposed bill in Iowa that would take away licensing requirements on certain professions could also make it easier for a new mental health hospital to build in Bettendorf. Last year Strategic Behavioral Health tried to open a 72-bed mental health facility, but failed to receive state approval. The proposed bill would remove the 'certificate of need' requirement, which hospitals must currently apply for. Genesis leaders, who fought against SGH, say this would result in a duplication of services. "If you eliminate that process, it pretty much creates chaos in the …

KWQC-TV6 LogoLittle Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

(CNN) – Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms. On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings. The recall includes swings manufactured in the United States from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 molded on the back of the seat. According to the announcement, affected swings were purchased at Walmart, Toys “…

KWQC-TV6 LogoOrganization works to restore land damaged by tornado

Organization works to restore land damaged by tornado

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Il. (KWQC) Nearly a year after a tornado struck, one organization is working to restore 28 acres of damaged land. Living Lands & Waters started the two-year renovation project Friday. Twenty five arborists and local volunteers worked to cut down trees throughout the day. President and founder, Chad Pregracke, said it was the first step to beautifying the land. “We are happy to assist in making that happen but this is part of a much longer term restoration plan,” Pregracke said. “It’s the first impression that people have of Illinois or the las…

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan finds inspiration in former coach battling cancer

Annawan finds inspiration in former coach battling cancer

Annawan coach/teacher battling cancer joins the Bravettes on the bench for their state games.  She inspires the players, while they give her the motivation to continue her fight.

KWQC-TV6 LogoAnnawan advances to State Championship

Annawan advances to State Championship

Watch highlights from Annawan’s win over Harvest Christian in the State Semifinals…

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan advances to 1A championship game

Annawan advances to 1A championship game

Annawan girls basketball teams returns to Redbird Arena, winning their semifinal contest against Harvest Christian.

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport son saves dad from burning home

Davenport son saves dad from burning home

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – An elderly Davenport man is suffering from smoke inhalation after his home caught fire early Friday morning. It happened just after 12 a.m. at a trailer in the 3900 block of Cody Trail. That’s in Ponderosa Park off Telegraph Rd. The man who pulled him out from his home: his own son. Bob Essex reflected on the terrible night. “Mike, my neighbor here across from my dad, he seen the fire and run over there and tried to get in, and the door was locked, and then he run to my house and beat on the wall,” Essex said. He and three other neighbors rush…

WQAD.com LogoMaquoketa rebuilding downtown nine years after devastating fire

Maquoketa rebuilding downtown nine years after devastating fire

MAQUOKETA, Iowa - It's been ten years since the fire that destroyed part of Maquoketa's downtown, but even after all these years the community is still committed to bring life back to it. "About seven o'clock in the morning my mom called and said why is Maquoketa on fire and I`m like what are you talking about," recalls Mayor Don Schwenker. Smoke could be seen miles away. "I saw these huge plumes of smoke rising. It was around 20 below that day, it was miserable cold," said Mayor Schwenker. The memory of that fire will be burned into the minds of the community for more reasons than one. Some …

WQAD.com LogoChad Pregracke’s crew starts tornado restoration project along I-80; largest land restoration in recent Illinois history

Chad Pregracke’s crew starts tornado restoration project along I-80; largest land restoration in recent Illinois history

EAST MOLINE-- The coach assembles his players and draws up a plan. "Today we're kicking off our I-80 restoration project," says Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke. The name of the game is clean up from a tornado that hit the East Moline area off of I-80 and Route 84 back in March 2016. "We are basically going to be clearing about 100 trees," says Pregracke. Living Lands & Waters (LL&W)  is heading the project with permission from the Illinois Department of Transportation. More than 1,000 volunteers over the next few years will clean up 28 acres of land the storm destroy…

WQAD.com LogoIowa bill would remove licensing requirement for barbers, funeral directors, therapists

Iowa bill would remove licensing requirement for barbers, funeral directors, therapists

Barbers, social workers and funeral directors may not need a license to practice in Iowa much longer. House Study Bill 138 would remove the licensing requirement for a number of professions, including massage therapists, athletic trainers, mental health counselors, social workers, dieticians, and respiratory care workers. Gov. Branstad's office says about one-third of the state's workers are licensed, the highest level in the country. Leaders argue that the added licensure expense prevents some people from entering the workforce. "This negatively impacts women, minorities, lower income Iowans…

KWQC-TV6 LogoWhite House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

(CNN) – CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean …

Quad-City Times LogoMuscatine issues statement, answering questions on mayoral charges

Muscatine issues statement, answering questions on mayoral charges

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A statement issued by the city of Muscatine Friday, written by City Attorney Matthew Brick, acknowledges that some questions have arisen since charges for removal of Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson were filed a week ago. The statement……

KWQC-TV6 LogoIllinois lawmakers consider dropping P.E. requirement for high schools

Illinois lawmakers consider dropping P.E. requirement for high schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (KWQC) – Another push for policy change is underway in Illinois. A bill to change the physical education policy for schools is circulating in the General Assembly. The bill eliminates the requirement of four years of mandatory  P.E. classes in high school. A bipartisan group, made up of former military and health professionals, is leading the charge against the bill. The group says the change could impact student performance. “There is a very immediate problem we face with our children when we push back their P.E., and the evidence has been extremely well document…

KWQC-TV6 LogoCajun Cook-off

Cajun Cook-off

Nick Cox and Sara Morby bring a sample of food and drink that will be served at the Cajun Cook-off at the Figge Art Museum. CAJUN COOK-OFF Sunday, February 26 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Figge Art Museum 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport Tickets: $30 online, $35 at door (563) 326-7804 FiggeArtMuseum.org…

KWQC-TV6 LogoJudge says murder trial of Stanley Liggins should be moved

Judge says murder trial of Stanley Liggins should be moved

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A Scott County has ruled in favor of a motion for a change of venue in the retrial of Stanley Liggins. According to court documents, the trial will be moved to Waterloo, Iowa. The judge said there was sufficient evidence that Liggins would not be able to get a fair trial in Scott County. Liggins was twice convicted in the 1990 murder of 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rock island. Her body was discovered on fire at a Davenport school ground. The earlier convictions were overturned. His third murder trial will be held on May 22, 2017.

KWQC-TV6 LogoFrozen Landing reopens this weekend

Frozen Landing reopens this weekend

Bettendorf, Iowa (KWQC) – Frozen Landing, Bettendorf’s man-made ice rink is set to reopen this weekend. The new ice facility was built in the parking lot of the city pool, known as Splash Landing. It was temporarily closed due to extraordinarily warm weather conditions. The Quad Cities set several record high temperatures, including an all-time high of 74 on Sun., Feb. 19. The city says the ice rink will reopen at noon on Sun.. Feb. 26, 2017.  Hours of operation will be Monday thru Thursday, Noon – 9:00 p.m. Friday, Noon – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 …

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan girls basketball team beats Harvest Christian in state semifinals

Annawan girls basketball team beats Harvest Christian in state semifinals

NORMAL, Illinois — The Annawan girls basketball team beat Harvest Christian 51-42 in the IHSA Class 1A state semifinals on Friday, Feb. 24. Annawan girls will go on to play Mendon Unity in Saturday's Class 1A title game. WQAD's Kory Kuffler was there at the game and will have highlights Friday during The Score in our 10 p.m. broadcast. After a qtr Annawan leads 12-11 @TheScoreWQAD @wqad @jeburkiewicz @VanHyfteJayde @kendall_gripp30 @SierensJordyn #qcscore pic.twitter.com/P4wOQ7evQw — Kory Kuffler (@kuff_sports) February 24, 2017 Halftime Annawan leads 23-19 @TheScoreWQAD @w…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport students prepare for cooking competition

Davenport students prepare for cooking competition

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Students were on a mission Thursday in Davenport, working together to feed those in need. It’s part of their training for a state wide cooking competition. Teams of ProStart Culinary students will plan a menu, as well as come up with a restaurant concept and present it to judges. “We’re making a three course meal. We’re making a dumpling appetizer, lamb chop entree and a blackberry mousse for dessert, and we only have an hour to do it and two burners,” said senior Kaitlin Dominicus. The program teaches skills needed in the food ind…

KWQC-TV6 LogoJCPenney announces plans to close more than 100 stores

JCPenney announces plans to close more than 100 stores

PLANO, Texas (KWQC) – The Department store chain, J.C. Penney, plans to close stores. A lot of them. The retailer announced Fri. Feb, 24, 2017 that it plans to close from 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers over the next several months. In a statement, the company says it managed to deliver a net profit in 2016 for the first time since 2010, but the company wants to be in a better position for sustainable growth. And while many brick-and-mortar retailers are losing traffic to online sales, JCPenney says in 2016, approximately 75 percent of all online orders touched a physical …

WQAD.com LogoIowan among Oscar nominees for work on ‘Moana’

Iowan among Oscar nominees for work on ‘Moana’

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — An Iowan is among this year’s Ocscars nominees for his work on the Disney movie Moana. The movie was co-written and co-directed by Ron Clements, of Sioux City, and is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Moana will go up against Kubo and the Two Strings, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, and Zootopia. This is Clements’ third nomination, after previously being nominated for The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet. The Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 26, right here on WQAD. CLICK HERE to view the full list of 2017 Oscar Nominees…

WQAD.com LogoLight snowfall still on track tonight… colder to start the weekend

Light snowfall still on track tonight… colder to start the weekend

Light snow will be seen from time to time this evening and through the overnight hours with amounts still remaining around an inch or less in much of the area.   The main snow axis well to the north will graze cities such as Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Galena with at least 1 to 3 inches expected by early Saturday morning. Blustery northwest winds will continue tonight as well as into Saturday resulting in lows dropping in the 20s and highs in the lower 30s.  Wind chills will likely be in the teens.  Sunday will be slightly tolerable with highs in the lower 40s. A couple of showers will pass t…

WQAD.com LogoWhite House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room. The gaggle was held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House “had …

KWQC-TV6 LogoGOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid change

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican governors are sending a clear message to Congress: Don’t scrap the health care law without a viable alternative. Eight Republican governors from all regions of the country are presenting a proposal to the Republican Governors Association meeting in Washington on Saturday. And it would call for major changes to Medicaid, the joint federal and state health care program that covers more than 70 million poor and low-income Americans. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press, the governors are urging Congress to adopt an al…

KWQC-TV6 LogoTrump signs another executive order to further slash regulations

Trump signs another executive order to further slash regulations

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another executive order as part of his broad push to curb regulations and help businesses. The measure directs federal agencies to make “regulatory reform” task forces that will evaluate federal rules and recommend whether to keep or repeal them. Trump’s administration wants the officials to “focus on eliminating costly and unnecessary regulations,” Reuters reported. Pledges to roll back regulations and slash taxes for individuals and corporations have helped to drive investor and business executive optimism. Trump also clai…

WQAD.com LogoACLU says Iowa transgender student insulted, rights violated

ACLU says Iowa transgender student insulted, rights violated

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A civil liberties group is taking up the case of a central Iowa transgender high school student who was ordered to wash “love trumps hate” written on his arm or be sent home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says the incident happened in November at Newton High School. The ACLU says a teacher also repeatedly referred to the student as “girl,” even though he openly identifies as male. According to a release from the ACLU, the sophomore student was taken to the assistant principal’s office, where was told he had to wash off the wo…

WQAD.com LogoNAILED IT OR FAILED IT: An Easy (and Tasty!) Way to Celebrate Mardi Gras

NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: An Easy (and Tasty!) Way to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is coming up on Tuesday, February 28th so why not try to make a king cake? I found this fun recipe on POPSUGAR for mini cinnamon roll king cakes that take only three ingredients - a can of cinnamon rolls, the icing from the can, and three colors of sugar. In the tutorial video, the hostess explains that the "history of the king cake is a long, time-honored tradition - especially in New Orleans - marking the epiphany or when baby Jesus was revealed." So, of course, we celebrate that by eating dough stuffed with cinnamon and topped with icing. I'm game! These mini king cakes were su…

WQAD.com LogoBurlington man to serve decade in prison following firearm conviction

Burlington man to serve decade in prison following firearm conviction

BURLINGTON, Iowa — With a felon in possession of a firearm conviction, 41-year-old Anthony Maurice Walls was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. In October of 2015, Walls and two other people got into a dispute, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Walls went into a home in Burlington where he stole a shotgun and ammunition. He loaded the gun and started to head back to where the dispute was, but was paused by the occupants of the home. “When occupants of the residence attempted to stop him, Walls, in an effort to appease them, tossed a small amount…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa panel OKs gun bill with stand-your-ground provision-UPDATED

Iowa panel OKs gun bill with stand-your-ground provision-UPDATED

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A subcommittee in the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has approved a comprehensive gun bill that includes a stand-your-ground provision. The panel signed off on the measure Thursday, and it now heads to the full House Judiciary Committee. The bill would allow people in Iowa to use deadly force anywhere if they believe such force is necessary to avoid injury or risk to one’s life or safety. People could use deadly force even if an alternative course of action is available, and it allows people to be wrong in that estimation of danger. The bill also w…

Quad-City Times LogoIowa to replace smaller birth certificates from 1993-2009

Iowa to replace smaller birth certificates from 1993-2009

The Iowa Department of Public Health is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from May 1993 to October 2009 where the birth certificate is a small wallet-size card.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Attempted robbers apologize after victim rebuffs crime

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge

NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday.

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Return to winter, flood watch, Oscars, lunchbreak sex

Noon update: Return to winter, flood watch, Oscars, lunchbreak sex

Quad-City Times LogoJ.C. Penney to close 130-140 stores nationwide; no word on Q-C stores

J.C. Penney to close 130-140 stores nationwide; no word on Q-C stores

J.C. Penney announced Friday that it will close 130 to 140 stores nationwide over the next few months, a move officials say will enable it better align itself with its online efforts and channel resources to locations with the greatest……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Walk for Wishes Moline slate for June 3

Press release submitted by Make-A-Wish Illinois…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

What's Happening at Western

Press release submitted by University Relations, Western Illinois University…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Moline Rotary will award five scholarships

MOLINE -- The Moline Rotary Foundation will award up to five $1,000 scholarships to Moline High School 2017 graduates planning to continue their education.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

War of 1812 event at the Karpeles Museum

Press release submitted by Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Pork producers offer scholarships

More than $15,000 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association for students pursuing a higher education degree at a two or four-year institution who have a background in the pork industry.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Hanson scholarship application is March 15

MOLINE -- The Moline Foundation has announced a March 15 deadline for the the Clement T. Hanson Scholarship.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

EICC offers environmental, health and safety courses

Press release submitted by Bruce Diamond…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Baby born premature dies after mother shot dead in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A baby girl has died about five months after she was born prematurely when her mother was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

March 15 deadline set for Van Arsdale scholarship applications

MOLINE -- The Moline Foundation has announced a March 15 deadline for applications for the Hazel Van Arsdale Scholarship.

Quad-Cities Online LogoeSight glasses help the legally blind see

eSight glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

Quad-Cities Online LogoSharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Preferred Home Health Care LPN and RN openings

Press release submitted by Preferred Home Health Care…

KWQC-TV6 Logo‘No anonymous sources,’ Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

‘No anonymous sources,’ Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,” he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used. “A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being, let them say it to my face,” Trump…

Quad-Cities Online LogoFrakes honored by Rotary at Rockridge

Frakes honored by Rotary at Rockridge

TAYLOR RIDGE -- Carson Frakes has been chosen by the Rockridge High School faculty as the Milan Area Rotary Club Student of the Month for February.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Trivia night at East Moline/Silvis KIWANIS Club

Press release submitted by Zobeida Laufenberg…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Course offers help for teen drivers with attention disorder

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago-area students with attention deficit disorder are getting special attention when they learn to drive.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

RI based insurance carrier announces initial public offering

Press release submitted by Illinois Casualty Company…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Windmill Cultural Center program to highlight railroads

Press release submitted by City of Fulton…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Stonecroft Moline Area Morning Connection brunch March 5

Press release submitted by Stonecroft Morning Connection…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Enjoy a Soup-per Night Out With Mercer County 4-H

Press release submitted by University of Illinois Extension Mercer…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Quad Cities Chamber to host Economic Forecast

Press release submitted by Quad Cities Chamber…

WQAD.com LogoShirt tucked over woman’s windshield was a ‘random prank’

Shirt tucked over woman’s windshield was a ‘random prank’

FLINT, Mich. — The 19-year-old woman who posted a Facebook warning after finding a shirt laid over her windshield was the victim of a “random prank,” police say. On Feb. 16, Ashley Hardacre had just finished working at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan, and walked across the dark parking lot to her car – when she found a blue flannel shirt thrown over her windshield and tucked underneath a windshield wiper. “There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately felt uneasy and knew I couldn’t get out to get it off,” Hardacre explained on Facebook.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Health Department notes March Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Press release submitted by The Henry and Stark County Health Departments…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds — after White House uses them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

New businesses bring smiles to The Hilltop Campus Village

Press release submitted by Hilltop Campus Village…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Mallards with R.I.A. Federal Credit Union raised over $1,200 for Foodbank

Press release submitted by Quad City Mallards…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

RI Parks and Recreation offers Cubs/Cardinals trip

Press release submitted by Rock Island Parks & Recreation…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Enjoy delicious meals & menu specials during QC Restaurant Week

Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau…

WQAD.com LogoJ.C. Penney closing up to 140 stores and two distribution centers

J.C. Penney closing up to 140 stores and two distribution centers

Problems continue to mount for troubled retailer J.C. Penney. The department store chain announced it will close up to 140 stores in the coming months, as well as two distribution centers. Related: 30 companies that might disappear in 2017  (yes, J.C. Penney is on the list) J.C. Penney is expected to reveal which stores will close next month. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost by the closures, but J.C. Penney said it would also offer early retirement to 6,000 of its full-time workers. The move is the latest example of retailers cutting back on brick-and-mortar stores. Ma…

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Black Hawk College Honors Lists

MOLINE -- The following local students were named to the Black Hawk College-Quad-Cities Campus fall honors lists:…

WQAD.com LogoLyft expands into 54 new cities, while Uber does damage control

Lyft expands into 54 new cities, while Uber does damage control

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — While Uber does damage control for its reputation, competitor Lyft is sinking its teeth into more markets. Lyft is entering 54 new cities in its largest expansion to date, the company announced Thursday. New markets include Pensacola, Florida, and Amherst, Massachusetts, making for a total of nearly 300 Lyft cities across the U.S. The announcement comes on the heels of a 40-city launch in January, when Lyft said it was eying a total of 100 new markets by the end of 2017. Just two months in, it is a mere six cities shy of meeting that goal. “We look forward to …

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul

MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time on Friday as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul, the last major urban stronghold held by the Sunni militant……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle

DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys' restrooms at school — because Ireland, like some other parts……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60

BEIRUT (AP) — At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers, as the group……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

AP Analysis: In Venezuela, short on food, short of hope

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends……

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Sherrard Junior High School honor roll

SHERRARD -- Officials at Sherrard Junior High School announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Wilson Middle School honor roll

MOLINE -- Officials at Wilson Middle School announced the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

12 Chicago police SWAT members disciplined after standoff

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say 12 Chicago police SWAT team members were suspended for a day without pay after they failed to fully clear a house following a December standoff.

KWQC-TV6 LogoJCPenney to close up to 140 stores

JCPenney to close up to 140 stores

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) — JCPenney announced plans to close as many as 140 stores in the coming months. Company officials didn’t say how many jobs would be cut, but they said they’ll be offering early retirement to 6,000 full-time employees. At this point, there is no word if any stores in the Quad Cities area will be affected. JCPenney says the locations will be revealed by mid-March with the closings happening by the end of June. The company also plans to close two distribution centers.

Quad-Cities Online Logo

Fungus infecting landscape shrubs found in southern Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have discovered a devastating fungus that can kill popular landscape shrubbery.





For all inquiries, please contact qcanews@audiopump.co.

All news content is copyrighted by its respective owner. AudioPump, Inc. is not associated with any of the news providers and is not responsible for their content.
The QCANews.com website is copyright ©2017, AudioPump, Inc.