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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

WQAD.com Logo13-year-old driver caught with 25 pounds of meth during traffic stop

13-year-old driver caught with 25 pounds of meth during traffic stop

DENVER — A 13-year-old in Colorado faces multiple drug charges after investigators found over 25 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Tuesday, according to KDVR. Investigators stopped the Dodge Avenger on Interstate 70 in Mesa County on Tuesday. Officials said they found a 13-year-old behind the wheel and 23 packages containing a crystalline substance inside the vehicle. According to investigators, 22-year-old German Michel-Arreola and 19-year-old Irene Michel-Arreola were also inside the vehicle. The three suspects now face felony drug charges of including manufacturing/possession/…

WQAD.com LogoThe Twitter #hashtag is 10 years old

The Twitter #hashtag is 10 years old

(CNN Money) — The Twitter hashtag is celebrating its 10th birthday. The hashtag character (#) popularized on Twitter was tweeted for the first time by designer Chris Messina on this day in 2007. He asked his followers: “how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?” It’s since become a way to track trends and connect with groups on Twitter. A hashtag placed in front of a word on the platform turns ideas, events, or any combination of words into a link that takes you directs you to a larger conversation. For example, people use it to follow alo…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Giant jackpot, sunny skies and looking back

Noon update: Giant jackpot, sunny skies and looking back

WVIK Logo'Urban Exposure' Students Premiere Films

'Urban Exposure' Students Premiere Films

Aspiring film makers will premiere short films Thursday night at the Figge Art Museum.

WQAD.com LogoRobert Lee: ESPN under fire for taking announcer off UVA game

Robert Lee: ESPN under fire for taking announcer off UVA game

(CNN Money) — By trying to avoid an embarrassing ordeal, ESPN has embarrassed itself. On Tuesday night, the network confirmed that its management moved an Asian-American announcer, Robert Lee, off the University of Virginia’s home opener football game “simply because of the coincidence of his name.” Earlier Tuesday, a source had told CNN that Lee was abruptly switched to the Youngstown versus Pitt game. He had recently been promoted by ESPN, so the switch was a sensitive matter. News of the decision follows the violence that broke out earlier this month at a white nati…

WQAD.com LogoFamily of abducted Chinese scholar speak of helplessness

Family of abducted Chinese scholar speak of helplessness

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Family and friends of a Chinese woman who was abducted while studying at the University of Illinois said Tuesday they won't give up on finding the missing woman. The boyfriend of Yingying Zhang expressed frustration at the pace of the search. With the missing 26-year-old woman's parents standing nearby during a news conference, Xiaolin Hou said her family and friends "feel helpless" because they don't know when their ordeal will end. Related: After Illinois student’s disappearance, Chinese point finger at “inefficient” U.S. police Authorities believe she's…

WQAD.com LogoBourbon, pizzas and now spaghetti sauce cover Arkansas roads

Bourbon, pizzas and now spaghetti sauce cover Arkansas roads

Video above is from the August 9th incident CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — It’s a smorgasbord on Arkansas highways, with the third food spill in as many weeks. A truck driver distracted by a GPS unit crashed near the intersection of U.S. 278 and Arkansas 24 at Camden early Monday and spilled a truckload of spaghetti sauce. On Aug. 2, a tank car filled with bourbon crashed on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas and motorists on Interstate 30 had to leave the highway at Little Rock on Aug. 9 after a truck accident left frozen pizzas scattered about. Camden police Sgt. Cory Sanders said the s…

WQAD.com LogoGerman police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

German police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of $45,900. Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday. They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a vehicle but hadn’t succeeded so were returning home. Officers said they found about 5,000 of the orange, Trump-shaped…

WVIK LogoWednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

News headlines for the morning of August 23, 2017…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport police embark on early morning investigations Wednesday

Davenport police embark on early morning investigations Wednesday

DAVENPORT -- Multiple calls overnight have left several Davenport Police officers out investigating into the morning. A spokesperson from the department confirmed that there were a couple reports of shots fired near 12th Street and Scott Street around 2:30 a.m. Another call overnight was a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 2400 block of Lillie. This call led officers on an investigation that is still being conducted. We will update this post as information becomes available. …

WQAD.com LogoIf a tropical storm brings us rain, chances are it will come from Texas

If a tropical storm brings us rain, chances are it will come from Texas

Good morning! Glad to be back on the hot seat today. All eyes will be on the tropical Gulf of Mexico today as a regeneration of Tropical Storm Harvey is expected. The storm weakened as it moved into the Yucatan Peninsula over the past few days, but very warm, 85+ degree water in the Gulf should allow this to re-intensify again. Computer guidance (above) shows a storm or hurricane coming ashore along the Texas coast by this weekend, anywhere from Corpus Christi through Houston-Galveston, and up to Beaumont.   Anytime a storm affects Texas, it increases our chance of seeing remnant rai…

WQAD.com LogoWorried you may have damaged your eyes during the eclipse? Take this test

Worried you may have damaged your eyes during the eclipse? Take this test

ST. LOUIS – Fallout from the solar eclipse continues as concerns arise of possible eye damage. Scientists and medical professionals warned staring directly into the sun—for even just a moment—without protective eyewear could cause permanent damage. But how would you know if what you may be experiencing is serious or just your fears feeding your imagination? KTVI contacted several clinics and hospitals in the St. Louis area – one of the cities located along the path of totality – and they said they haven't seen a surge in patients coming in with vision loss due to the eclipse. Howev…

WQAD.com LogoDad creates app that makes parents’ texts impossible to ignore

Dad creates app that makes parents’ texts impossible to ignore

A father tired of his son ignoring or failing to see his messages decided to do something about it – he built an app. Nick Herbert wrote on the ReplyASAP website that he bought his son Ben a phone so they could communicate if something urgent came up. “However, what I thought was a solution turned into a different problem,” Herbert wrote. “Because the phone was ‘smart,’ he could play games and watch videos on it.” Ben keeps his phone on silent so his father doesn’t know, according to Herbert, and rarely answers “either because he doesn’t …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Firetruck stolen, quarterback race and LeClaire Park stabbing trial

Rick's Six: Firetruck stolen, quarterback race and LeClaire Park stabbing trial

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

WQAD.com LogoDavenport’s historic Junior Theater gets facelift after more than 30 years

Davenport’s historic Junior Theater gets facelift after more than 30 years

DAVENPORT-- Everyone has a story. Cynthia Safford's started here at Davenport's Junior Theater. "I remember walking in and just being like, this is awesome. I was seven years old, that's when I started," says Safford. She was a junior actress back then. Now she's a theater director. But walking into the seemingly familiar doors now still feels familiar, but it looks completely different. "I'll always remember the theater as it was, orange seats and red curtains, you're never going to forget that," says Safford. This place is seemingly empty now, but it has a story too. After more than 30 year…

WQAD.com LogoHouse session canceled as talks continue on school funding

House session canceled as talks continue on school funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled an Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill. Madigan says he canceled Wednesday's House session so that legislative leaders can continue negotiations on a compromise school funding bill. The override of an amendatory veto of legislation which changes the way the state pays for schools needs 71 votes. It would nix the changes Rauner made and put into law a new funding model. Democrats who control the Legislature sent Rauner a plan that ensures no school district…

WQAD.com LogoPastor helps community understand Hate Groups

Pastor helps community understand Hate Groups

MOLINE -- During a time of racial tension in the United States and around the world, a local Quad Cities pastor is using his unique past experiences to help educate the community on what it is that fuels people to join hate groups like the KKK and ISIS. Pastor Larry Conway, of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline, is a former Army chaplain who went on to get a degree from Princeton University in religion and conflict. On Tuesday, August 22, Conway spent the evening shinning light on the ideology that drives people to join groups of people who commit hate crimes or "hate groups". (Click Here for …

WQAD.com LogoIowa widow hopes to get family’s health insurance extended

Iowa widow hopes to get family’s health insurance extended

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The wife of an Iowa police officer killed during a 2013 standoff is calling for changes to local and state laws to ensure children can continue receiving health insurance after a parent dies. Amanda Buenting recently discovered that the insurance provided by the city to her husband, Jamie Buenting, will no longer cover her family, The Messenger reported . “I am asking as a community to band together, stand up for what’s right,” she said. “Stand up for this community, for the state, and for the men and women in blue who have given their liv…

WQAD.com LogoSpokeswoman: Illinois governor will sign immigration bill

Spokeswoman: Illinois governor will sign immigration bill

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman says Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities. The Republican has previously called it a "reasonable" bill but declined to reveal his decision. Rauner spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said Tuesday that Rauner will sign the measure Monday, which is his deadline to act. The measure would, among other things, prohibit state and local police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely because of immigration status, or because of federal immigration detainers. But local aut…

WQAD.com LogoDad warns of popular app after discovering disturbing messages sent to 7-year-old

Dad warns of popular app after discovering disturbing messages sent to 7-year-old

BATAVIA, Ill. – An Illinois father posted a warning to other parents after he says he discovered disturbing requests for his 7-year-old daughter from another user of popular app Musical.ly. The app is described as the “world’s largest creative platform,” and allows users to share videos in categories such as music, comedy and fashion & beauty, among others. It also has a messaging feature, which Brad Summer’s family found out about the hard way, according to WPVI. Summer posted screenshots of a chat with a stranger claiming to be 9, who asked his daughter “…

WQAD.com LogoNEWS 8 TRIO: 3 ways to use fresh peaches

NEWS 8 TRIO: 3 ways to use fresh peaches

Catch the NEWS 8 TRIO every Tuesday and Thursday night on “News 8 at 6:30” for three great ideas to make your life better and more interesting. Denise and Johnnie bring you some amazing ideas on what to do with those fresh peaches you have in your kitchen. Peach and brie biscuit Simple & delicious grilled peaches Cool & refreshing fresh peach wine slushie Enjoy! Join News 8's Denise Hnytka and Johnnie Jindrich every night for your top news, weather, health, and lifestyle ideas on "News 8 at 6:30".

WQAD.com LogoOfficers notice trends in growing violence in Davenport

Officers notice trends in growing violence in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa--- Four people are sitting in Scott County Jail after Monday's shooting in Davenport on 15th and Main Street. Police say the incident is gang related, as with a lot of the recent violent acts in the Quad Cities. "Most definitely it's gang related," says Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane. The four suspects taken into custody include 20-year-old Willie Hicks and 19-year-old Zoe Ogden. Police say Ogden is affiliated with a local gang. "They're young, they're teenagers and they basically operate with the same philosophies as the other gangs in the Quad Cities," says Lane. Davenport is…

WQAD.com LogoA look back to the year 2000; what Y2K babies are doing now

A look back to the year 2000; what Y2K babies are doing now

ROCK ISLAND-- Think back to the year 2000. Some remember it well. "People thought everything was going to come crashing down. I remember just how nervous everybody way," remembers Rock Island English and Journalism teacher Sarah Miers. Others don't remember at all. "Wasn't it like Y2K, right? Is that what it was?" says Rock Island Senior Jada Veasey. For some life was just beginning. Meet Ben Ellis, born one month after the turn of the century, and Jada Veasey born two months before. Both are seniors at Rock Island High, both are part of the first batch of high school graduates born around th…

Quad-City Times LogoFlutist to honor grandmother at River Bandits game

Flutist to honor grandmother at River Bandits game

A group of cancer activists are set to host Strike Out Ovarian Cancer at Friday's Quad-Cities River Bandits baseball game.

WQAD.com Logo100-year-old Silvis woman shares two tips to a long life

100-year-old Silvis woman shares two tips to a long life

SILVIS, Illinois -- A Silvis woman is revealing her secrets to a long life as she celebrates her 100th birthday. LaSalle Gasahl, who was surrounded by friends and family, said she exercises everyday because it's important to keep your legs moving. But her real secret to life is to love your fellow man because in the end, we're all human beings. You can see our conversation with LaSalle in it's entirety below.  …

WVIK LogoTuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WQAD.com LogoIowa submits final plan to stabilize health coverage costs

Iowa submits final plan to stabilize health coverage costs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state official says Iowa's individual health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act will collapse if the federal government doesn't approve a short-term proposal aimed at stabilizing premium costs. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen told reporters Tuesday the state has communicated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to finalize a proposed stopgap measure. The state submitted its final proposal on the measure Monday. About 72,000 Iowans have individual ACA-compliant health plans. Ommen estimates up to 22,000 of them will drop coverage in…

WQAD.com LogoPolice: Man steals East Moline fire truck and drives it into Mississippi River

Police: Man steals East Moline fire truck and drives it into Mississippi River

HAMPTON, Illinois -- Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22nd, emergency crews responded to reports of a fire truck that had crashed into the river bank. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a man stole an East Moline fire truck, crashed it into the bank of the Mississippi River, and then jumped into the river "and tried to elude officers," said East Moline Police Captain Tom Reagan. Members of the East Moline Fire Department were inside a building on 15th Avenue conducting inspections when the truck was stolen, Reagan said. East Moline Police Captain Tom Reagan says he hasn't seen anything like…

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Thomson prison to double workforce by 2018

The Thomson, Illinois, prison will double in employment in the next year, adding another 300 employees, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said after a tour there Tuesday.

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities economic round table addresses the problems area industries face

Quad Cities economic round table addresses the problems area industries face

MOLINE - Industry leaders from the Quad Cities' area explored challenges and opportunities at a round table meeting hosted by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Richard Durbin. Businesses talked about the problems they're facing and one of the biggest, is finding skilled workers. "When I hear the representative from John Deere say we have 350 job openings, for goodness sake, there's some good jobs, I bet in that group of 350 many of them might be local," said Durbin. Both Senator Durbin and Congresswoman Bustos says working with community colleges in the area will help to find t…

WVIK LogoLocal City Councils Consider Proclamation Condemning Hate Speech

Local City Councils Consider Proclamation Condemning Hate Speech

Local governments are being asked to affirm the Quad Cities as a welcoming and diverse community following violent protests in Charlotteville, Virginia.

WQAD.com LogoClinton Police respond to reports of explosion, discover device in roadway

Clinton Police respond to reports of explosion, discover device in roadway

CLINTON, Iowa — On Monday, August 21, at 9:00 a.m., the Clinton Police and Fire units were dispatched to the 300 block of 21st Place in Clinton, after neighbors reported hearing a loud bang and observing smoke rise from the roadway. Once on scene, responders found an expended device in the street. Remnants of the device were turned over to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of State Fire Marshal for examination. There were no injuries or property damage reported. The incident is under investigation by the Clinton Police Department and State Fire Marshal.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant summer days ahead

Pleasant summer days ahead

The clouds we saw throughout the morning finally gave way to sunshine this afternoon and some very comfortable temperatures as 70s for daytime highs were widespread across the area. The pattern in the days ahead look more impressive as a persistent flow out of the northwest will control our weather not only for the rest of the work week but likely into the upcoming weekend as well. With this pattern, the first thing you might want to consider is shutting off the A/C.  Second, any outdoor plans that needs attention for more than several days, then this is your week.  Daytime highs will remain…

WQAD.com LogoDon’t throw away those eclipse glasses, they may still do some good

Don’t throw away those eclipse glasses, they may still do some good

On the morning after the Great American Eclipse, many may be wondering what to do with those eclipse glasses that were so highly coveted on Monday, but now won’t be useful for years. If you haven’t already thrown them in the trash, here are a few things to note for those who would like to donate, reuse or recycle them. NASA says that if your glasses are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard, and it will say so on the frame, you can use them for the next eclipse that covers part of the U.S. in 2024.  Just make sure that the filters or lenses aren’t scratched, punctur…

Quad-City Times Logo'Welcoming' rally set for Sunday in RI

'Welcoming' rally set for Sunday in RI

Against a backdrop of white supremacist literature being distributed in Bettendorf, the group One Human Family QCA is organizing a "Welcoming Quad-Cities" rally for 4 p.m. Sunday in Rock Island's Schwiebert Riverfront Park.

WQAD.com LogoFBI offers reward for help solving 25-year-old murder case

FBI offers reward for help solving 25-year-old murder case

LA SALLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities sought the public’s help Tuesday in solving the slaying of an Iowa college student who was abducted 25 years ago in Illinois and found dead in Missouri. Illinois State Police and the FBI issued the appeal a day before the 25th anniversary of 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki’s disappearance, with an FBI reward of up to $50,000 offered for information leading to any suspects. Authorities say Zywicki was driving from her New Jersey home to Iowa’s Grinnell College for her senior year when she was last seen alive on Aug. 23, 1992, near her disabled 198…

WQAD.com LogoIowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

Iowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced a lottery computer programmer to up to 25 years in prison for rigging a computer program to enable him to pick winning numbers in several lottery games over six years. Eddie Tipton pleaded guilty earlier this summer to ongoing criminal conduct, and on Tuesday he received the prison sentence. Judge Brad McCall also ordered Tipton to repay more than $2 million that the scheme paid Tipton and others. Tipton's brother, Tommy Tipton, is serving a 75-day jail sentence on a theft charge. A friend of Eddie Tipton's, Robert Rhodes, of Sugar Land, Texas, …

WVIK LogoStudents Adopted From Same Province Find Each Other At Augustana College

Students Adopted From Same Province Find Each Other At Augustana College

Mini-refrigerators, sleek shelving units, and even a pet fish were among the items moving in with incoming students at Augustana College last week before classes began on Monday.

WVIK LogoFBI and ISP Trying Again to Solve Zywicki Murder

FBI and ISP Trying Again to Solve Zywicki Murder

A quarter century after Iowa college student Tammy Zywicki was abducted in Illinois and found murdered in Missouri, authorities again are asking for the public's help in trying finally to solve the case.

WQAD.com LogoChuck E. Cheese’s getting rid of iconic animatronic band

Chuck E. Cheese’s getting rid of iconic animatronic band

Chuck E. Cheese’s is reportedly phasing out their singing animatronic band. As reported by WGN, the restaurant chain has announced that they will be renovating all of their locations across the country. As part of the sleek new design, they will be removing the beloved, and somewhat “creepy,” animatronics in attempt to modernize. The robotic characters were once the center of many childhood birthday parties, but today are considered outdated, as many children are now growing up with more advanced media and entertainment. According to a CBS News, CEC Chief Executive Tom Lever…

WQAD.com LogoIndianapolis company looks to make classrooms safer with bullet-resistant desks

Indianapolis company looks to make classrooms safer with bullet-resistant desks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - You’ve probably heard of bulletproof vests and windows. But now a company on the city's west side, which specializes in bullet-resistant products, is expanding what they offer to include items for school classrooms. The idea came about when Robin Clark, an Indianapolis teacher, wanted a new way to keep herself and her students safe in the classroom. "I asked my husband if he could build this desk because it’s within the realm of his business. He built the desk and I felt a sense of calm." she said. Clark's husband works at Creative Industries and was able to retrofit h…

Quad-City Times LogoFair attendance reaches 295,000

Fair attendance reaches 295,000

Attendance at this year's Mississippi Valley Fair was about 295,000, counting Fun Card purchases and daily gate admission, a number that sits very well with Shawn Loter, who took over as the event's general manager in January.

WQAD.com LogoDrawing nears for Powerball jackpot that’s climbed to $700 million

Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that’s climbed to $700 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. Some details about the game and how the prize has grown so large: WHEN IS THE DRAWING AND HOW DOES THE GAME WORK? The drawing will be Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time in Tallahassee, Florida. Five white balls will be drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball will be selected from a drum with 26 balls. To win, players need to have paid $2 for a ticket and either have chosen numbers or opted to let a compute…

WQAD.com LogoBlackwell pays Moline $2.4 million owed on KONE Building

Blackwell pays Moline $2.4 million owed on KONE Building

MOLINE- Financial District Properties' (FDP) Rodney Blackwell has paid off the loan he owes to the city for the Kone Towers, on the city's riverfront. Blackwell sold the new Kone Tower two months ago to an out "out of state purchaser," according to city Planning and Development Director Ray Forsythe, but Blackwell still owed more than $2.3 million to the city. In a written statement Monday, August 21st, Forsythe said the city received the $2.4 million payment from FDP, but he does not know who bought the new tower. According to their website, FDP had owned the building since 2010.  In June, …

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Doughnuts, shots fired and arson arrest

Noon update: Doughnuts, shots fired and arson arrest

WQAD.com LogoBurlington city manager changes mind, will remain in post

Burlington city manager changes mind, will remain in post

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Burlington city manager has changed his mind about leaving his job. Jim Ferneau had sent an email to the City Council members on Aug. 4, announcing his intention to resign in October from the post he’s held for more than five years. He said he’d concluded that he was not “meeting their desires for what they want to see from management.” He’s also said the recent death of his daughter factored into his decision. The Hawk Eye reports that Ferneau rescinded his resignation Monday night after several people asked him to stay on, includi…

Quad-Cities Online LogoPowerball prize now $700M

Powerball prize now $700M

DES MOINES – The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history.

WQAD.com LogoBreak-in reported at Galena Antique Mall

Break-in reported at Galena Antique Mall

GALENA — Antiques and collectibles were stolen from the Galena Antique Mall over the weekend, authorities say. A break-in at the mall was reported Saturday, August 19th, according to a statement from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found that at least one person “forced entry” into the business and “stole antique coins and Civil War collectibles.” It was not immediately clear what time the break-in happened. If you have any information on the crime, you are asked to call the Jo Daviess Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or the Jo Daviess Coun…

WQAD.com LogoDeWitt police searching for “person of interest” in Monday mugging

DeWitt police searching for “person of interest” in Monday mugging

DEWITT, Iowa — Police are looking for a “person of interest” they believe mugged a man at Westbrook Park in DeWitt  the evening of Monday, Aug. 21. According to a media release, a 29-year-old man was walking on a paved trail through the park a little before 7 p.m. on Monday when he was approached by another man, approximately 30-to-40 years old who asked him for money. When the victim said he did not and continued walking down the trail, the suspect came up from behind him, struck him in the back and face and tried to reach into his pocket when the victim fell to the ground.

Quad-City Times LogoDigging into Q-C's doughnut scene: Old-fashioned favorites to funky new treats

Digging into Q-C's doughnut scene: Old-fashioned favorites to funky new treats

Whether it’s glazed or cake, topped with a candy bar or plain, your favorite type of doughnut can say a lot about you.

WQAD.com LogoMoney for injured boy stolen from Tug Fest is anonymously returned

Money for injured boy stolen from Tug Fest is anonymously returned

LECLAIRE, Iowa -- A bag of fundraiser money that event organizers say was stolen at Tug Fest has been returned. And as promised, there were "no questions asked." The money was being raised for the family of five-year-old Cooper Drudge, who is recovering from injuries he sustained when he fell out of a two-story window. On Saturday evening, August 12th, that money went missing, according to a Facebook post written by Tug Fest President Kari Long. In the post, Long wrote that someone had walked up to the merchandise table on the levee and stole the money, which was being held in a plastic Zip-…

WQAD.com LogoRail crossing repairs to lead to road closures in Clinton

Rail crossing repairs to lead to road closures in Clinton

CLINTON, Iowa — A pair of rail crossings in Clinton will be close for repair later this week. The Canadian Pacific Railroad will work on the crossings at 36th Avenue North and McKinley Street and 11th Avenue North and Roosevelt Street between Aug. 23 and Aug. 25. The 36th and McKinley crossing will be closed beginning Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 a.m. for replacement of crossing panels. It is scheduled to re-open by Friday, Aug. 25. The 11th and Roosevelt crossing will be closed beginning Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 a.m. with work wrapping up by Friday, Aug. 25. Anyone with questions about the clo…

Quad-City Times LogoQ-C crowd advise lawmakers at roundtable

Q-C crowd advise lawmakers at roundtable

Quad-City business, education and community representatives provided a healthy list of ideas Tuesday for improving the region's economy, readying its workforce and strengthening its future.

Quad-City Times LogoArsenal Bridge closure at 4th Avenue and 14th Street

Arsenal Bridge closure at 4th Avenue and 14th Street

Those who use the bridge in Moline to gain access to Arsenal Island might want to think twice, or at least expect delays. That's because bridge access from 4th Avenue and 14th Street will not be allowed because of scheduled……

WQAD.com LogoHas your child had Iowa’s required meningitis shot?

Has your child had Iowa’s required meningitis shot?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials fear hundreds of Iowa students will be barred from classes on the first day of school because the students lack the newly required meningitis vaccination. The Des Moines Register reports that districts have been notifying families for months, and some even set up vaccination clinics to meet rules passed by lawmakers in 2016. Polk County health officials say nearly 1,000 students still lacked the vaccination as of Monday afternoon. The rules say students entering seventh grade and born after Sept. 15, 2004, will need proof of one vaccination. Students ente…

Quad-City Times LogoTraffic update: 52nd Avenue closed in Moline

Traffic update: 52nd Avenue closed in Moline

The city of Moline reports that 52nd Avenue, east of 16th Street is closed until November for bridge deck replacement.

WVIK LogoTuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

News headlines for the morning of August 22, 2017…

WQAD.com LogoGrilling with Fareway: Shrimp Boil Packet Meal

Grilling with Fareway: Shrimp Boil Packet Meal

We are bringing the southern tradition of a shrimp boil to the grill! Healthy, fresh ingredients are combined in individual packets for a fun, delicious meal. What you need to make Shrimp Boil Foil Packets: Corn on the cob Red potatoes Shrimp Turkey sausage Olive oil Parsley Old bay seasoning Cut potatoes, corn and sausage into ½ inch pieces. Place these items on foil along with shrimp. Drizzle with olive oil, old bay seasoning and parsley. Wrap tin foil to create a sealed packet. Place on grill for 20 minutes.

WQAD.com LogoDozens injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia

Dozens injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia

(CNN) -- Forty-two people were injured when an incoming high-speed train struck an unoccupied train car inside an Upper Darby, PA, transit terminal early Tuesday morning, Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie. Four people, including the train's conductor, were rushed to area hospitals, Micozzie told local media at a news conference near the crash site. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. ET at the 69th Street Terminal and is currently under investigation, according to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) spokeswoman Heather Redfern. Video from CNN affiliate KY…

WQAD.com LogoGunfire reported in Davenport overnight

Gunfire reported in Davenport overnight

DAVENPORT -- Police were on the scene of a reported shots fired call overnight. It happened at Pine and Dixwell Streets, near the Purina Factory, before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 22nd. There was no word on whether there were any victims. We will continue to bring you updates as information becomes available.  More recent shootings: Another shots fired incident leads to Davenport car chase Two men wounded in Davenport shootings hours apart One man killed, another wounded in Davenport shooting on Sunday Police identify man killed in Friday Davenport shooting…

WQAD.com LogoArsenal Bridge maintenance closes access point downtown Moline

Arsenal Bridge maintenance closes access point downtown Moline

MOLINE -- Access to the Arsenal Bridge will be limited while workers perform maintenance. Starting Tuesday, August 22nd, the bridge will be closed at 4th Avenue and 14th Street downtown Moline.  The bridge will be accessible at River Drive, however. Civil Construction will be performing bridge maintenance that is expected to last through late September. A detour is in place.  Click here to see traffic conditions in Moline.

WQAD.com Logo‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening’: Couple gets engaged while watching eclipse

‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening’: Couple gets engaged while watching eclipse

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. -- For Hunter Sawyers, Monday’s solar eclipse was the perfect time to pop the question to his girlfriend while at North Carolina's Hanging Rock State Park. “It was really beautiful and everything and she was distracted looking at the beautiful eclipse,” Sawyers said. Read More: Parents name baby Eclipse after mom gives birth on day of total solar eclipse “It's a once-in-a-lifetime happening and you’re a once in a lifetime girl,” Sawyers said during his proposal. “I said, ‘I want to grow old with you and tell our grandkids about this day.’" Sawyers and hi…

WQAD.com LogoThe financial cost of 16 years in Afghanistan

The financial cost of 16 years in Afghanistan

(CNN Money) — President Trump vowed on Monday to beef up the American military presence in Afghanistan, a strategy that promises to extend the longest war in U.S. history and add billions to its financial cost. Read More: Trump begins Afghanistan speech by addressing wounds at home One current estimate pegs the conflict’s total cost at $841 billion. That comes from Anthony Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Cordesman, who served as a consultant to the Departments of State and Defense during the Afghan and Ir…

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Trudy Appleby vigil, lane closures to Arsenal, and Elmore road work

Rick's Six: Trudy Appleby vigil, lane closures to Arsenal, and Elmore road work

Will today eclipse yesterday? Only time will tell, but one thing we're pretty sure about — the sun will rise again today — at 6:19 a.m. to be exact. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

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WQAD.com LogoAnother shots fired incident leads to Davenport car chase

Another shots fired incident leads to Davenport car chase

DAVENPORT- Four people have been arrested in connection with another shots fired incident. Police say they were called to 15th and Main Street Monday, August 21, just after 4:30 p.m. Police found the suspects when they arrived but a car chase ensued. Police were able to stop the car on East Columbia near Tremont Avenue, which is south of 29th Street and Garfield Elementary School. Zoe Ogden and Willie James Jr. Hicks were arrested. Two juveniles were also arrested.   Weekend incidents in Davenport from Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21st: Two men wounded in shootings Sunday night, A…

Quad-City Times LogoTrudy Appleby's father: 'It's time for truth'

Trudy Appleby's father: 'It's time for truth'

The father of a girl who has been missing for 21 years personally challenged a man he thinks may have information that will lead to the discovery of his daughter.

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Four suspected gang members arrested, three cop cars damaged in Davenport chase

DAVENPORT -- A shots fired call Monday afternoon resulted in a vehicle chase, the arrest of four suspected members or associates of the West Side Mafia street gang and damage to three squad cars.

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RDA hosts orientation on Aug. 30

The Regional Development Authority (RDA) will offer two orientation sessions about the new online application system for applicants. The orientation will demonstrate how the online application works.

Quad-City Times LogoStrike a Match mentoring program celebrates one year

Strike a Match mentoring program celebrates one year

More than 100 women in the Quad-Cities are now engaged in a mentoring relationship with experienced local professionals as part of Lead(h)er’s signature program, “Strike a Match.“ The non-profit launched the program last fall with a goal to match 100……

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Salvation Army appoints officers, staff

The Salvation Army recently announced the appointment of new officers and the hiring of a new staff member in the Quad-Cities.

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Walk and Roll event set Aug. 27

Bettendorf’s Walk and Roll family-oriented event, sponsored by the Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday beginning at Devils Glen Park Shelter 2, 1101 Devils Glen Road. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.bettendorf.org/bbpc.

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Aledo gas station looks to add slot machines

ALEDO — The new management of Aledo Mobil gas station is looking to gain revenue through gaming slots.

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Port Byron trustees choose Stichter for 9th Street project

After a discussion and summarizing of the 9th Street Court North Rehabilitation Project bids, which had been opened earlier in the day, Port Byron trustees on Monday authorized Mayor Bruce Peterson to execute a construction contract with Stichter Construction for……

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96th New Boston fish/chicken fry set Aug. 25-27

NEW BOSTON — A three-day celebration Friday through Sunday celebration sponsored by the city features a carnival, music and plenty of food and fun.

WQAD.com LogoTrudy Appleby’s dad to main witness in disappearance case; ‘I’m calling you out’

Trudy Appleby’s dad to main witness in disappearance case; ‘I’m calling you out’

EAST MOLINE-- As people come to light a candle to honor a girl who disappeared 21 years ago, new light shines on the case of just what happened to Trudy Appleby. After more than two decades, Moline detectives released the name of a man they say was last seen with the 11-year-old alive, William "Ed" Smith. Smith died back in 2014. After releasing the name, police say they've received many 'good tips,' information they have never heard before that seems relevant to the case. They hope these tips and more will help close the case. Police also gave the name of a witness who saw Smith with Trudy,…

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EM may take more control of softball

EAST MOLINE — The East Moline Park Board soon might take over softball operations at the Jacobs Northeast Park Sports Complex.

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Gold Star sells Cambridge building

CAMBRIDGE — A restoration company may move into the former Gold Star FS building in downtown Cambridge.

WQAD.com LogoSolar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offender

Solar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offender

CEDAR RAPIDs, Iowa – A wanted sex offender surfaced Monday in Iowa and officers may have the solar eclipse to thank, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Ladarius Martez Blue outside of a Cedar Rapids residence as part of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force’s “Operation Most Wanted.” Authorities had been looking for Blue since he failed to register as a sex offender and disappeared in early June, according to The Gazette. Officers set up surveillance and spotted Blue coming out of the home “in what appeare…

WQAD.com LogoIllinois State Fair Grandstand sets record sales

Illinois State Fair Grandstand sets record sales

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Fair Grandstand officials say this year's fair surpassed a record-setting number of guests in 2016 with help from its music lineup. More than 58,800 people bought tickets for the Grandstand, up from 58,540 in 2016,The State Journal-Register reported . The previous high was nearly 57,800 in 1999. State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon said part the success might've been because of the diversity of the Grandstand lineup. Pentatonix, a three-time Grammy-winning group known for classic covers and a cappella originals, played to a crowd of more than 11,500 on Sa…

WQAD.com LogoMother killed in gruesome elevator accident minutes after giving birth in Spain

Mother killed in gruesome elevator accident minutes after giving birth in Spain

SEVILLE, Spain – A Spanish woman who went to the hospital to deliver her third child ended up dead in a horrific accident. The Local reports Rocio Cortes Nuñez delivered a child by C-section on Sunday at Seville’s Valme Hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when she became caught in an elevator. Per local media, staff wheeled Cortes onto the elevator, but while the doors opened and shut, the elevator didn’t move. They reportedly decided to try another elevator, and as they were moving her out and with the doors open, it started going up. Horrified hus…

WQAD.com LogoTrump begins Afghanistan speech by addressing wounds at home

Trump begins Afghanistan speech by addressing wounds at home

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Monday laid out goals for the war in Afghanistan, saying he will not announce dates or troop levels but "from now on victory will have a clear definition." In a primetime speech, Trump said those objectives will include "obliterating ISIS" and "preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan." To achieve these goals, Trump said he would expand authority for the US to target criminal and terrorist networks in Afghanistan. Still, Trump warned that he was not offering a blank check of US support to Afghanistan, insisting that the country will have to contin…

WQAD.com LogoParents name baby Eclipse after mom gives birth on day of total solar eclipse

Parents name baby Eclipse after mom gives birth on day of total solar eclipse

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A couple decided to name their baby Eclipse in honor of the rare astronomical event marking their little girl’s birth Monday. Parents Freedom and Paul Eubanks welcomed baby Eclipse to the world at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. The healthy baby entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. The decision to legally name her Eclipse was done at the last minute, according to the hospital. Paul and Freedom initially chose the name Violet for her, according to WSOC. “I kind of felt like it was meant t…

WQAD.com LogoWATCH: President Trump’s Address to the Nation

WATCH: President Trump’s Address to the Nation

Watch as President Donald Trump addresses nation on Afghanistan. …

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Henry County GOP plans fundraiser

CAMBRIDGE — The Henry County Republicans are hosting a Trivia Night on Aug. 25 at the Kewanee Elks Lodge, 113 N. Tremont St., Kewanee.

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Rib cook-off planned Saturday in Aledo

ALEDO — The third annual Mercer County VFW Post 1571 rib cook-off is planned Saturday at 106 S.W. 3rd Ave., Aledo.

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Arsenal Bridge closed Tuesday

MOLINE — City officials have announced that the Arsenal Bridge will be closed at 4th Avenue and 14th Street starting Tuesday.

Quad-Cities Online LogoEclipse watchers: 'That was pretty awesome'

Eclipse watchers: 'That was pretty awesome'

MOLINE — The last time she saw an eclipse was in the 1970s.

WVIK LogoMonday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

News headlines for the evening of Monday, August 21, 2017 For the second time, a federal commission is asking the Illinois State Board of Elections to send information about registered voters. And for the second time, US Senator Dick Durbin is asking the board to refuse. In a letter to the state board, Durbin calls the commission a "farce," and -- quote -- "nothing more than a baseless, half-baked exercise designed to further undermine the public's confidence in the credibility of our elections." The US senator from Illinois also says it's a waste of money and extremely partisan. He wants an i…

WVIK LogoListen To The Partial Solar Eclipse From Four QC Locations

Listen To The Partial Solar Eclipse From Four QC Locations

Viewing parties were held around the Quad Cities on Monday as the moon swept across the sun to create the first solar eclipse viewable here in decades.

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Scenes from the eclipse

Quad-City Times reporters spread out across the area Monday to record the excitement of the solar eclipse.

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: Can some breast implants cause cancer?

YOUR HEALTH: Can some breast implants cause cancer?

TAMPA, Florida – New numbers from the Food and Drug Administration show an increase in women getting cancer from some types of breast implants. 400,000 women every year get breast implants.   That includes Stacey Boone who was originally happy to get the surgery. "It was, how I wanted to feel about myself," she remembered. She had no idea they'd nearly kill her. "I came close three different times to dying," she said. "It started metastasizing to my bones and it metastasized to my liver, my liver had shut down." The causes for lymphoma are unknown.    However, those that are susceptibl…

Quad-City Times LogoResidents watch 'Great American Eclipse' at Muscatine Community College

Residents watch 'Great American Eclipse' at Muscatine Community College

MUSCATINE — Ashley Glasscock hopes her children will always remember the day the sun became a banana. Or a Pac-Man. Or if you crane your head just so, a smiley face. The “Great American Eclipse” was visible in Muscatine, reaching……

Quad-Cities Online LogoOrion's coins for rainforest add up

Orion's coins for rainforest add up

ORION — Year after year, Orion first-graders set aside spare change for an environmental cause.

Quad-Cities Online LogoRI County administrator finalist for Florida job

RI County administrator finalist for Florida job

ROCK ISLAND — County administrator Dave Ross is one of five final candidates to become the next city manager of Stuart, Fla.

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Blackwell repays Moline loan

MOLINE — The city has received the final payment toward the outstanding obligation of Financial District Properties, owned by Rodney Blackwell.

WQAD.com LogoCrowds gather in Makanda, Illinois to view Solar Eclipse along path of totality

Crowds gather in Makanda, Illinois to view Solar Eclipse along path of totality

MAKANDA, Illinois — WQAD’s Denise Hnytka was live in Makanda to cover the Solar Eclipse in an area along the path of totality. People from all over the country have been anxiously awaiting this day for months, but the residents of Makanda, a small Illinois town of 600 people, have been planning for this day for years.  …

WQAD.com LogoOfficials announce new Iowa license plate design

Officials announce new Iowa license plate design

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have announced the winner of online balloting for new license plates that will grace Iowa vehicles in the years to come. The Iowa Transportation Department said Monday that the design dubbed "City and County Reboot" received more than 113,000 votes. The design's top blue border contains city and country images and the bottom green border is intended to evoke growth, nature and wellness. Finishing second was an option called "Flying Our Colors," which was based on the state flag. The rural theme of "The Great Wide Open" finished last. Sharp social media criticism …

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Today in history for Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2017. There are 131 days left in the year.

WVIK LogoRepublic Helps HDC Open New Tech Center

Republic Helps HDC Open New Tech Center

Thanks to a local company, clients at Davenport's Handicapped Development Center will soon enjoy new computers. Tomorrow, representatives from Republic Companies will help cut a ribbon to open the J. S. Kimmel Technology and Training Center.

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Community reacts to increase in shots fired incidents in Davenport

DAVENPORT - There's been an uptick of shots fired incidents in Davenport that police say could be the result of retaliation. The most recent shootings happened just hours apart on Sunday, August 20th and Monday, August 21st ending up with one man dead and another injured. So far this year, Davenport police have responded to 110 shots fired calls. During the same time period last year, police responded to 95 shots fired calls. "We have had target specific shootings and we've had retaliations and I think that increases the number," said Police Chief Paul Sikorski in a press conference. Six of t…





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