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Quad-City Times LogoWeek in Review: Stories you might have missed

Week in Review: Stories you might have missed

1. The fight for biofuels…

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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Honey queen talks about bees…

Quad-Cities Online LogoBlack Hawk College Digest for Sunday, Oct. 22

Black Hawk College Digest for Sunday, Oct. 22

HOME CARE PROVIDER TRAINING STARTS NOV. 2…

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Vote for the Week 9 Score Standout

Vote for Week 8’s Score Standout below, then click here to get a special deal from Harris Pizza! Here are the week 8 Score Standouts, vote until Thursday at 5 p.m. Take Our Poll Find previous Score Standouts here, To receive a special offer from Harris Pizza, click here.

WQAD.com LogoMoline Volleyball claims share of Western Big 6 Title

Moline Volleyball claims share of Western Big 6 Title

Moline needed to beat Quincy in order to have a share of the Western Big 6 Title.  The Maroons would win game 1, 25-23, then fall in game 2 by that same score.  Moline then won game 3, 25-18 to finish 9-1 the conference sharing the championship with Quincy.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island falls to Joliet West in Regional Championship

Rock Island falls to Joliet West in Regional Championship

Rock Island was the top seed in the Regional but would find it hard to generate offense in the championship game.  Joliet West scored twice in the second half to end Rocky's season 2-nil.

WQAD.com LogoMoline Football excited to be in playoffs

Moline Football excited to be in playoffs

Moline Football Team hosted a watch party to find out their playoff pairing for the 7A playoffs.  The Maroons will host Mt. Carmel in the opening round.

WQAD.com LogoTrump plans to release 3,000 classified Kennedy documents: what will they tell us about his assassination?

Trump plans to release 3,000 classified Kennedy documents: what will they tell us about his assassination?

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- We may soon have new information about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. President Donald Trump tweeted today that he will allow thousands of classified government documents to be released that could reveal new details on the assassination of Kennedy. The documents were kept secret... until now. A 1992 law known as "The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act" required more than 3,000 previously-classified documents be made public by the law's 25th anniversary. That's this coming Thursday, October 26th, 2017. The only person who can prevent …

WQAD.com LogoSt. Ambrose hosts music and art gala to highlight Korean culture

St. Ambrose hosts music and art gala to highlight Korean culture

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- St. Ambrose is teaming up with Korean musicians from the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and artists to celebrate Korean culture. It's a part of the school's annual cultural globalization events. Political Science professor, Duk Kim, Ph.D, says the platform of art and music is key to start a bigger conversation about rising tensions between the United States and Korea. Last Thursday North Korea issued another threat against the United States pushing the two nations closer towards a declaration of nuclear war. Kim talked about the direct impact this has towards the small but gr…

WQAD.com LogoDozens ride across the Savanna-Sabula Bridge for the last time

Dozens ride across the Savanna-Sabula Bridge for the last time

SAVANNA-- Locals are taking a last cruise down the Savanna-Sabula Bridge before it's coming down. The first time Lew Dennison crossed the Mississippi River Savanna-Sabula Bridge was the year it opened in the 1930s. He was six years old at the time. "With all those people on the bridge, it shook. So I started to cry because I thought the bridge was going to fall in the river," remembers Dennison longtime resident of Savanna, Illinois. Almost 80 years later since its opening, he's walked, driven and even rode a horse over the bridge. "When we got to the bridge (the horse) just walked right acro…

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Illinois High School Football Playoffs

Here are the pairing for the first round of the Illinois High School Football Playoffs.  Dates and time will be updated when available. Class 1A #16 Toulon (Stark County) (5-4) at #1 Lena (L.-Winslow) (9-0), TBA #9 Abingdon (A.-Avon) (7-2) at #8 Milledgeville (7-2), TBA #13 Cuba [North Fulton Coop] (6-3) at #4 Stockton (7-2), TBA #15 Orangeville (5-4) at #2 Kewanee (Wethersfield) [A.-Wethersfield Coop] (8-1), TBA #11 Fulton (H.S.) (6-3) at #6 Ottawa (Marquette) (7-2), TBA   Class 2A #16 Aurora (A. Christian) (5-4) at #1 Sterling (Newman Central Catholic) (9-0), TBA #13 Rockford (R. Chris…

WQAD.com LogoIowa H.S. Football pairings

Iowa H.S. Football pairings

Here are the playoff football pairings for Iowa High School: Al first round game played Friday October 27th at 7:00pm. Class 4A Pleasant Valley vs Bettendorf Davenport Central vs North Scott   Class 3A Washington vs Assumption   Class 2A West Liberty vs Cascade   Class 1A Wilton vs Bellevue   Class A New London vs Lynnville-Sully…

Quad-City Times LogoLocal Togolese rally in Rock Island

Local Togolese rally in Rock Island

Youmane Kolani of Moline got some scary news Saturday morning from his family back in his native land of Togo, a small African country located on the west coast of that continent.

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Showers and storms will roll through tonight… a few may be strong

What a stellar Saturday! We warmed up into the low 80s, but it may get a bit bumpy late Saturday evening into Sunday. A cold front will be approaching us late this evening, bringing a line of showers and storms. A few storms may be on the strong side, with the best chance west of the Mississippi River. We’ll be seeing the threat for some gusty winds and heavy rain. As these storms move eastward, they’ll continue to weaken. Only a few showers will be left by early Sunday morning. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s around the sunrise. We really won’t warm up much at all on S…

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The Writer's Almanac…

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"You Come Upon a Door"

Friday, October 20th, 2017

WQAD.com LogoWeek 9 rollout

Week 9 rollout

Week 9 Rollout…

WQAD.com LogoMoline soccer falls in Regional Championship

Moline soccer falls in Regional Championship

Moline falls to Normal Community 1-0 in Regional Championship.

WQAD.com LogoWest Liberty cruise to big win

West Liberty cruise to big win

West Liberty takes second in district to advance to the playoffs.

WQAD.com LogoWilton scores late touchdown for win

Wilton scores late touchdown for win

Wilton scores late TD to win 36-30 to make the playoffs.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County gets big win over Princeville

Mercer County gets big win over Princeville

Mercer County beats Princeville for 5th win of the season to become playoff eligible.

WQAD.com LogoStark County wins for 5th time this season

Stark County wins for 5th time this season

Stark County becomes playoff eligible with win over Mid-County 28-21.

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan-Wethersfield improves to 8-1

Annawan-Wethersfield improves to 8-1

Annawan-Wethersfield beats West Central to win 8th game.

WQAD.com LogoKewanee wins to become playoff eligible

Kewanee wins to become playoff eligible

Kewanee beats Monmouth-Roseville for 5th win of the season.

WQAD.com LogoFulton rolls into playoffs with win over Erie-Prophetstown

Fulton rolls into playoffs with win over Erie-Prophetstown

Fulton beats Erie-Prophetstown to go 6-3 on the year.

WQAD.com LogoSterling Newman goes 9-0 for second straight year

Sterling Newman goes 9-0 for second straight year

Sterling Newman runs past Riverdale.

WQAD.com LogoRockridge beats Orion in rivalry game

Rockridge beats Orion in rivalry game

Rockridge over Orion 20-17 in a big Three Rivers Showdown.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township wins last game of the season

United Township wins last game of the season

United Township bookends season with wins.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg falls to Peoria High

Galesburg falls to Peoria High

Galesburg drops contest to Peoria High…

WQAD.com LogoMoline wins 7th straight game

Moline wins 7th straight game

Moline holds off Stagg with a stop on go ahead 2-point conversion.

WQAD.com LogoSterling rolls to 9-0 regular season finish

Sterling rolls to 9-0 regular season finish

Sterling beats DeKalb in a battle of top 10 teams.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island falls to Matea Valley in finale

Rock Island falls to Matea Valley in finale

Rock Island falls to Matea Valley 37-33.

WQAD.com LogoAlleman falls to Bloom Township

Alleman falls to Bloom Township

Alleman drops regular season finale, finishing the year at 5-4.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo wins close game over Morris

Geneseo wins close game over Morris

Geneseo gets 5th win to become playoff eligible with win over Morris.    …

WQAD.com LogoClinton closes out the year with win over Muscatine

Clinton closes out the year with win over Muscatine

Clinton beats Muscatine 27-7 to finish year with a win.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley gets road win to make playoffs

Pleasant Valley gets road win to make playoffs

Pleasant Valley goes on the road beating Dubuque Senior to make the playoffs.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf claims District Title

Bettendorf claims District Title

Bettendorf beats Central in final game of the season to finish undefeated in the district.  Now they focus on the playoffs.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott wins 8th straight game

North Scott wins 8th straight game

North Scott wins district title with a 55-6 win over Davenport West.

WQAD.com LogoBirthday wish comes true for Illinois boy battling a rare disease

Birthday wish comes true for Illinois boy battling a rare disease

BUDA, Illinois - Joey Bauer takes his time opening each card with care, it's the only thing this soon to be 13-year-old wants for his birthday. "We were hoping for a couple hundred cards to help his birthday and we've gone so way past that," said Bonnie Bauer, Joey's mother. More than 3,000 cards and counting with boxes coming each day. "This is what we watch every night now, this is our entertainment, just watching him open cards, look at cards, read cards," said Bauer. About a year ago Joey was diagnosed with CLN3 Battens disease, a rare genetic mutation in the blood. Life expectancy is an…

WQAD.com LogoWhat we still don’t know about the deadly Niger attack that killed four Americans

What we still don’t know about the deadly Niger attack that killed four Americans

NIGER-- It was October 4th, 2017 when four American Green Berets were killed in Niger, ambushed by a force of 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters. The Americans, carrying only their rifles, were attacked by terrorists with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Now, more than two weeks later, the Pentagon still cannot provide a full picture of how it happened and officially launched a federal investigation Thursday night. They are looking to answer two key questions: Did the Green Berets have the proper advance intelligence and back-up air and ground support in case something went wrong? Offici…

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: A new leukemia treatment with positive results

YOUR HEALTH: A new leukemia treatment with positive results

LEHI, Utah – Lila Javan was 39 when she was diagnosed with AML the first time. "36 hours later, I was in UCLA hospital on IV, chemo, 24/7. And I didn't leave that hospital for two months." After months of chemo and a stem cell transplant, Lila was back home with her cat O'Malley.   But four years later, the cancer came back. "There were times when I thought I wasn't going to make it." Most patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, face weeks of intense, brutal chemotherapy and maybe a stem cell transplant. Even then, the American Cancer Society says only about 27 percent wil…

Quad-City Times LogoLive updates: Friday Night Tweets 2017

Live updates: Friday Night Tweets 2017

Follow our reporters live as they tweet from prep football games around the Q-C area.

WVIK LogoArtist & Yarnbomber at Work in QCs

Artist & Yarnbomber at Work in QCs

A visiting artist at Augustana College needs more crocheted circles to complete an expanded yarn-bombing project. The college's Teaching Museum of Art received a federal grant to "yarn-bomb" a large tree on campus. WVIK's Michelle O'Neill reports word about the project spread quickly, and it's grown to include a tree at Rock Island's Longfellow Elementary School and nine trees at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Carol Hummel is a sculptor from Ohio who's one of the founders of the yarn-bombing craze. People all over the world and across the US have helped make her colorful projects. Augustan…

WQAD.com LogoEast Moline addiction center program waits on Illinois state funds for over a year

East Moline addiction center program waits on Illinois state funds for over a year

EAST MOLINE-- After almost 30 years of battling a heroin addiction Sarah is now 5 months sober. That's the longest time she's gone without feeding her addiction, but it's been a long road to recovery. The first time she tried heroin was at 18 years-old. "It was like, a warm sense of well-being...nothing really mattered anymore," says Sarah. After that it didn't take her long before she found herself looking for her next fix. "When that (feeling) wears off...it's depression...so you do it again and eventually you have a habit and you need it," says Sarah. It wasn't until she arrived at the cen…

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Rock Island County Clerk expands genealogical services

In conjunction with Family History Month this October, the Rock Island County Clerk has made birth, death and marriage indexes available online at rockislandcounty.org/CountyClerk.aspx?id=41154.

WQAD.com Logo93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

GLENNVILLE, Ga.– True love does exist. Just look at Clarence Purvis and you’ll know it’s true. Clarence, 93, was with the love of his life, Carolyn, for more than six decades. They had three children together.  She passed away four years ago. But, her memory still lives on every single day. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than me and my wife loved one another,” Clarence told WTOC. Clarence takes photos of Carolyn with him to his favorite Georgia restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her. “She was always with me when we were livin’.…

WQAD.com LogoPushing for more women in the Iowa Legislature

Pushing for more women in the Iowa Legislature

MUSCATINE, Iowa - A group of women wants to change the face of politics "I feel like there`s a lot of little boys in the sandbox that it`s my way or no way and we really need to collaborate and work together," said Ann Rhinehart. They want to see more women in the Iowa legislature. 50/50 in 2020 is an organization to push more women into politics. The goal is to have women make up 50 percent of the Iowa legislature by the year 2020. "In Iowa, we have only 23 percent women in the Iowa legislature, women make up 53 percent of the population," said Jean Llyod-Jones, co-founder. The toughest chal…

WVIK LogoEvening News for Friday, October 20, 2017

Evening News for Friday, October 20, 2017

tonight's headlines: Governor Rauner has identified 200 million dollars in cuts he'd like to make in the Illinois budget, the Trump Administration changes its mind and says it will support the current Renewable Fuel Standard, and Marlita Greve will serve another term as chief judge of Iowa's 7th Judicial District. the forecast: partly cloudy tonight with a low near 59. Partly sunny and breezy on Saturday,high 77.

WQAD.com LogoMystery smell leads to emergency response at steel plant

Mystery smell leads to emergency response at steel plant

BETTERNDORF, Iowa -- The area surrounding Sivyer Steel this afternoon was filled with emergency crews from several departments but the situation looked worse than it actually was, according to a Sivyer Steel official. A release from the company stated a supervisor detected an odor in the plant, which was determined to be coming from a smoldering fiber barrel containing a powder used in the steel casting-making process. The entire manufacturing facility was evacuated and Bettendorf Police and Fire departments were called as a precaution. The barrel was isolated and workers were able to return …

WQAD.com LogoPennsylvania father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

Pennsylvania father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police arrested a 25-year-old man for selling heroin from a room in the same hospital where his newborn child was staying, according to WPMT. Cody Hulse, of Latrobe, was visiting his baby at Excela Westmoreland Hospital Thursday when he was arrested, police say. Hulse was allegedly dealing the narcotic inside the maternity ward where his baby daughter was being cared for, according to WPVI. He allegedly admitted to selling heroin and was found to be in possession of 34 baggies of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia when police took him into custody, according …

WQAD.com LogoNAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Pumpkin Treats For Your Halloween Party

NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Pumpkin Treats For Your Halloween Party

It's hard to believe, but Halloween is less than two weeks away! So for the next two weeks, our weekly Nailed It Or Failed It segment is going to focus on some creative ways you can celebrate. First up, let's talk pumpkins. I found a dessert and a drink you can make with just a few simple ingredients that will be a hit at your upcoming Halloween party. The dessert is these Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from the blog, Cincy Shopper. Find out how to make them by clicking the video above. The drink is a version of Pumpkin Juice, made famous from the Harry Potter books. I found this recipe on a blo…

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport invites you to see new homes

Davenport invites you to see new homes

The city of Davenport's efforts to jump-start a neighborhood on East 6th Street is continuing with the construction of three new single-family houses expected to be finished by December.

WQAD.com LogoAnother elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flight

Another elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flight

ANQUING, China – For the second time this year, an elderly passenger grounded an airplane in China by tossing coins into the engine for good luck before the flight, according to an Agence France Presse report. On Wednesday, authorities detained a 76-year-old woman – who was already flying with Lucky Air – after she apparently threw a several coins into the aircraft for good measure. The flight was scheduled to take off Wednesday from an airport in the city of Anqing, in Eastern China, but was held overnight after the ground crew reported finding coins scattered on the tarmac next to the …

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Join Christmas Fiber Art Workshop Oct. 22

ILLINOIS CITY -- Come join the fun at a Felty Christmas Fiber Art Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Silver Bell Hollow, Illinois City (Directions will be sent when you register).

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Davenport work is set to continue on Bridge Ave between 12th Street and Kirkwood Blvd.

The contractor anticipates applying asphalt late next week and re-opening the road by Saturday, October 28, weather permitting. Finish work such as sidewalks, raising manholes and valve boxes will be completed following the re-opening. Intermittent lane reductions requiring alternating through……

Quad-City Times Logo52 welcomed, honored as new U.S. citizens in Rock Island

52 welcomed, honored as new U.S. citizens in Rock Island

Friday was a day that the 52 men and women gathered in a courtroom at the federal courthouse in Rock Island will never forget — the day they became U.S. citizens.

WQAD.com LogoRainfall on track for the later half of the weekend… Brief chill next week, too

Rainfall on track for the later half of the weekend… Brief chill next week, too

What a fabulous stretch of weather we’ve seen this week!!  In fact, these Friday night football games this season have enjoyed some of the finest weather in years!!  And tonight will be no different as you can see with the temperatures above.  Fair to partly cloudy skies will be in order tonight with overnight lows only dropping in the upper 50s. Clouds will be increasing in coverage through Saturday as a front moves in from the west.  Winds will remain persistent out of the south allowing temperatures to warm well into the 70s.  I’m still looking at the rainfall to arrive Sat…

WVIK LogoGreve Re-Appointed Chief Judge

Greve Re-Appointed Chief Judge

The chief judge of Iowa's Seventh Judicial District will serve another term. Thursday the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court announced appointments for each of the eight districts, including the re-appointment of Marlita Greve.

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Soup's on 'til Soup's gone fundraiser Oct. 21

Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 5 p.m. Donations appreciated.

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Mercer County Sheriff's Office taking back unwanted prescription drugs

The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the DEA to recover unwanted, unused prescription and over the counter drugs at the Matherville Village Hall, 500 2nd Street, Matherville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 28. We will……

WQAD.com LogoMom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after student’s phone confiscated

Mom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after student’s phone confiscated

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh woman is accused of hitting her daughter's teacher with a brick after she confiscating the girl's cellphone. According to KDKA, teacher Janice Watkins confiscated a fourth-grade student's phone on Wednesday because the district has a "no cellphone" policy. While taking the phone, the girl allegedly bit the teacher, prompting to school to call her mother, Dai'Shonta Williams,  to the school. During a meeting between the three, the child claimed Watkins had choked her, at which point Williams got mad and allegedly told the teacher she was “going to get even.” Inv…

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RICo Sheriff's Office taking back unwanted prescription drugs

On Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rock Island County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their……

WVIK LogoDr. Douglas Tallamy at the 2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference

Dr. Douglas Tallamy at the 2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference

“Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together” Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home Author 6:30 p.m. on 9/13/17 in the Mississippi River Hall…

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Davenport Schools J.B. Opportunity Center ribbon cutting and open house

Davenport, Iowa— The Davenport Community Schools will host a ribbon cutting and open house at the J.B. Young Opportunity Center at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Opportunity Center, 1702 N. Main Street, Davenport. Parking is available. We……

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Health Department WIC Program builds healthy families

The Henry and Stark County Health Department staff reminds area residents that they offer the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Food Supplemental program. The WIC program promotes the health of our local children and mothers, by providing free groceries to……

WQAD.com LogoMore than $200M in spending cut from Illinois budget

More than $200M in spending cut from Illinois budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it will make to the new state budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation. The cuts were presented in materials Rauner's budget office gave to the four legislative caucuses. Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago says the cuts include $89 million to human services programs, including autism services, after school programming and immigrant and refugee services. Other cuts include $85 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation, $41 million…

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East Moline 7th Street closure Oct. 21

MidAmerican Energy Company will be conducting an electrical project in the City of East Moline which requires a short-term closure of 7th Street to thru-traffic from 18th Avenue to 20th Avenue. The street closure is required so that a large……

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine man admits firing into group of people last July

Muscatine man admits firing into group of people last July

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man arrested after allegedly shooting another man several times at the intersection of 6th and Linn Streets last July pleaded guilty to willful injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in Muscatine County District Court on Friday, Oct. 20. Sebastian R. Perales, 20 admitted firing several rounds into a group of people standing at the intersection on July 27. At least one bullet struck Trinidad Santos-Salas, 36. Santos-Salas suffered a broken arm as a result of the attack. Perales is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1.

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John Deere Road traffic control change

The John Deere Road Project, 53rd Street south of John Deere Road will be opened by the end of day Wednesday, Oct. 25. The northbound lanes of 53rd Street will feature one northbound lane and one dedicated left turn lane.……

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City of Davenport resurfacing work begins Oct. 23 on E 39th Street

City of Davenport E 39th Street between Bridge and Eastern Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning, Monday, October 23 for resurfacing work. Staff estimates work will be completed by Friday, November 17, depending on weather and subsurface conditions.

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Sunny and warm, trick-or-treat times and bridge fest

Noon update: Sunny and warm, trick-or-treat times and bridge fest

WVIK LogoTogo Uprising QC

Togo Uprising QC

Even though they now live thousands of miles from their native country, hundreds of people are expected to demonstrate tomorrow in the Quad Cities for civil rights and political change in the west African country of Togo. Members of the group, Togo Uprising QC, will hold a rally and march in Rock Island.

WQAD.com Logo11-year-old kicked out of Cub Scouts over gun control question to state senator

11-year-old kicked out of Cub Scouts over gun control question to state senator

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- A Colorado Cub Scout who said he was kicked out of his den for asking a lawmaker too tough of a question is getting some big name support. Ames Mayfield said he was told he could no longer participate in Scouts with his current group after a Scout activity involving a question-and-answer session with Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble. “He was supposed to research and ask a question that impacts our community,” his mother Lori Mayfield told KDVR. When it was Ames’ turn, he asked: “An issue that I’m concerned about is common sense gun control. I was shocked that y…

WQAD.com LogoPanel: Projections for Iowa’s budget are down again

Panel: Projections for Iowa’s budget are down again

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say projections for Iowa’s budget are down again, and could force spending cuts when lawmakers return in January. A three-person panel concluded Thursday that the $7.2 billion budget in effect since July is down by about $130 million. The panel says Iowa’s economy is growing more slowly than expected. Iowa Department of Management Director David Roederer says it’s too early to know the impact on the current budget but midyear reductions may be necessary. The news comes months after the GOP-controlled Legislature cut agency budgets and borro…

Quad-City Times LogoTake one last drive on Sabula-Savanna bridge

Take one last drive on Sabula-Savanna bridge

Here's your chance to take one last drive on the Mississippi River bridge between Savanna, Illinois, and Sabula, Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoTimes Square hotel selling bagel for $1,000

Times Square hotel selling bagel for $1,000

This is no ordinary bagel –it costs $1,000. (Westin) MANHATTAN — Forget bagels with schmear and lox, a Times Square hotel is serving up a $1,000 bagel. The Westin New York hotel’s extravagant bagel will feature Alba white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, and gold leaf flakes. This is not your humble New York City breakfast. Westin first debuted the pricey breakfast in 2007, but the bagel only stayed on their menu for a few months. The bagel’s return a decade later will be limited. It will be available from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Gastronomes with a hanker…

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Rivermont Collegiate Haunted Mansion, one night only

Join Rivermont Collegiate’s Student Ambassador Club for a scary night of fun to benefit the Student Hunger Drive and youth robotics.

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Davenport sister cities brings idea of Bug Hotel back to Davenport

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Davenport is building a new home its tiny residents. It’s called a bug hotel, also known as an insect house, and will provide a shelter for insects during the cold winter months.

Quad-Cities Online LogoRegardless of final score, Larry was the real winner

Regardless of final score, Larry was the real winner

JOY -- Here's a heartfelt message to the players, parents and coaches of the Rockridge and Mercer County seventh-grade football programs:…

Quad-City Times LogoTake one last drive on Sabula-Savanna bridge

Take one last drive on Sabula-Savanna bridge

Here's your chance to take one last drive on the Mississippi River bridge between Savanna, Ill., and Sabula, Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoThe Eric Factor: I need your climate change input

The Eric Factor: I need your climate change input

I am embarking on a long-term project that focuses on climate change and how we make our conclusions on it. In order to focus on what’s important, I need to understand where the public stands. The following poll will exist on our website for only one week. While I know it is unscientific, the poll will give a baseline to where our audience resides. There are no wrong answers and if you’re willing to discuss your thoughts in person or learn more, please let me know at the end. That will be a big part of this project. Thank you so much! Meteorologist Eric Sorensen   Take Our…

WQAD.com LogoHow to see Uranus without a telescope as planet nears Earth

How to see Uranus without a telescope as planet nears Earth

WASHINGTON – Uranus will be visible without using a telescope on Thursday night. NASA says the seventh planet from the sun will be clearly visible because it reaches opposition – which just means the planet is opposite the sun in our sky and at the closet point to Earth. "It's visible all night long and its blue-green color is unmistakeable. It may be bright enough to see with your naked eye — and for sure in binoculars," according to NASA. You’ll be able to find the blue-green planet by looking toward the southeast within the constellation Pisces, the fish, National Geographic report…

WQAD.com LogoRidgewood Spartans Create Unique Grand Finale For The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally Season

Ridgewood Spartans Create Unique Grand Finale For The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally Season

CAMBRIDGE, Illinois - The Ridgewood Spartans know how to wake up a community! On Friday, October 20th, the co-op of students and staff from Cambridge High School and AlWood High School came together early in the morning for Week 9 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally on Good Morning Quad Cities: The Spartans are full of school spirit with a competitive, Spartan-like flair. Students, teachers, coaches, and staff competed in the first ever Ridgewood Warrior Competition by running through an obstacle course around the entire football field. They also created their own noise makers and tried them out…

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Scarecrow Shenanigans at the Family Museum

Kooky, Spooky, and All-Together Ooky Activities Fill the Family Museum for Scarecrow Shenanigans…

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Scarecrow Shenanigans at the Family Museum

On Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., the Family Museum’s annual event, Scarecrow Shenanigans, returns this year with even more kooky, spooky and ooky activities. Almost every gallery and room in the Museum will be filled with art activities, games……

WVIK LogoMidwest Week: Challenging Times for RI County

Midwest Week: Challenging Times for RI County

On Midwest Week, hiring a new administrator, finding new revenue, and putting together next year's budget are just a few of the challenges facing Rock Island County this fall.

WQAD.com LogoOutdoor plans? Here’s when it will rain this weekend

Outdoor plans? Here’s when it will rain this weekend

BBQ Alert is in effect today! That's because it's going to be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 75-80 degree range. This evening will be warm for Friday Night Football. Look for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 60s. We will have a wind out of the south 10-20 mph. A few showers may dot the skies Saturday morning with most of the day ending up dry. Temperatures will be warm with highs in the middle 70s, even with plenty of cloud cover. Showers and a few rumbles are likely after midnight Saturday night, lasting through mid-morning Sunday. So, most of the rain showers will d…

WVIK LogoFriday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

News headlines for the morning of October 20, 2017…

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Breezy, water treatment, candidates forum and 2 arrested for kidnapping

Rick's Six: Breezy, water treatment, candidates forum and 2 arrested for kidnapping

A good Friday to all. This beautiful fall weather will continue for another day or so, with rain and cooler temps entering the region on Sunday. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Quad-City Times LogoIowa American Water adjusts treatment process

Iowa American Water adjusts treatment process

Iowa American Water is temporarily adjusting its treatment process in the Iowa Quad-Cities as part of its regular ongoing water main flushing program, according to a news release from Lisa Reisen, manager, external affairs.

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Ernst: Iowa wins on biofuels issue

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was declaring victory late Thursday, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt notified her and other lawmakers it’s likely that volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard will remain the same or go higher than where they……

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine’s city administrator and council members react to open records request

Muscatine’s city administrator and council members react to open records request

MUSCATINE, Iowa - City leaders in Muscatine have refused to answer our questions as the city council tries to oust the mayor. WQAD News 8 continues to push for answers. At the end of August News 8 asked how much the city billed or quoted prices to other media outlets when they requested documents regarding Mayor Diana Broderson. This is the second request that News 8 sent to Muscatine City Administrator Gregg Mandsager, he has yet to respond. Mandsager billed WQAD more than $1,200 to get documents reflecting the amount spent by the city to impeache the mayor, when we received them, they didn'…

WQAD.com LogoSenate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in three decades, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while eliminating trillions of dollars of deductions and special interest tax breaks. The tax cuts would add up to $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the coming decade, however, as Republicans have shelved fears about t…

WQAD.com LogoPolice investigate two alleged sexual assaults at Iowa State University

Police investigate two alleged sexual assaults at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa -- Police at Iowa State University are investigation two alleged sexual assaults. One victim says she was assaulted last year, while the other says the assault happened Sunday in Linden Hall. Both attackers have said their attackers were acquaintances but police say it's part of a larger problem. According to officials, there have been five reported sexual assaults this year, two more than were reported last year. Police ask any victims to come forward but they also encourage them to seek out the campus abuse counselors if they need someone to speak to.  …

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Henry County anticipates referendum success

CAMBRIDGE – Henry County in June placed a public safety tax on the March 2018 ballot, and Thursday, county board members debated how much to publicize about it.

WQAD.com LogoLocal ref refuses to let cerebral palsy slow him down under the Friday night lights

Local ref refuses to let cerebral palsy slow him down under the Friday night lights

BIGGSVILLE, Illinois-- There's something about those Friday night lights that makes people stand out. It's no different for Brian Vallero. "I started reffing when I was 18-years-old," says now 22-year-old Vallero. Every call he makes gets noticed, but there's something about Brian that makes him stand out a little more than the rest. Brian has a condition that makes moving certain muscles difficult, Cerebral Palsy. There's never been a time he wasn't battling his disease. "I had a stroke before I was born in the second trimester that affected the right side of my body," says Vallero. There's …

WQAD.com LogoMoline man sentenced to 121 months in prison for receiving child pornography

Moline man sentenced to 121 months in prison for receiving child pornography

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — A U.S. District Judge sentenced a Moline man to prison on Thursday, October 19, for receiving child pornography. William Tyler Burrows, 33, was sentenced to 121 months after pleading guilty in May of this year to receiving three child pornography videos over the internet between July 11 and August 18 of 2015. The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service and the Moline Police Department.

WQAD.com LogoHow a man exonerated after 24 years behind bars is using his freedom to help others

How a man exonerated after 24 years behind bars is using his freedom to help others

KANSAS CITY, Missouri-- Darryl Burton spent 24 years in prison for a murder in St. Louis that he didn't commit. When he got out, he had nothing: no money, no job offer, and no one to help him out. "I couldn't believe it even when I got outside the prison," Burton said. "I just couldn't believe it. It was an unreal, abnormal feeling." That was the start of Burton's journey in freedom. When he got out, he says the only thing he did have was God. He got a masters of divinity degree at St. Paul's School of Theology, and started working as an associate pastor at Church of the Resurrection. Now, B…

WQAD.com LogoFather’s dying wish to walk daughters down the aisle comes true

Father’s dying wish to walk daughters down the aisle comes true

MILLERSBURG, Ohio - As Willie Shelton fought terminal cancer, his wife says he always had the same wish. "The one constant was always, 'I want to see my girls grow up, and I want to walk them down the aisle,'" Cheryl Shelton told WJW. With seven daughters, the family realized it was unlikely the U.S. Army veteran would be able to accomplish that, so they came up with a plan to make his dream a reality. The Sheltons have a large, blended family that includes adopted daughters and children from a previous marriage. With last-minute help from hospice, David's Bridal, Taylor Elchert Photography, …





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