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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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KWQC-TV6 LogoMonmouth Roseville defeats Crossroads Academy, 49-14

Monmouth Roseville defeats Crossroads Academy, 49-14

Highlights from Monmouth Roseville vs Crossroads Academy, 49-14.  …

KWQC-TV6 LogoRidgewood loses to Stark County, 42-14

Ridgewood loses to Stark County, 42-14

Highlights from Ridgewood vs. Stark County. FINAL: 42-14…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7

Sterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7

GENESEO, IL (KWQC) – Sterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7.

KWQC-TV6 LogoCharlotte police release dash-cam, body worn video of deadly shooting incident

Charlotte police release dash-cam, body worn video of deadly shooting incident

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — In a news conference on Saturday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced the release of body cam and dash-cam video of the deadly shooting involving Keith Lamont Scott. The videos were promised for release by 5:30 p.m., but then released via a link in an email to the media around 6:30 p.m. The police also released a lengthy account of what they say happened (scroll down to read the full statement), photos of a gun, ankle holster and marijuana “blunt” they say Scott had on him at time of encounter. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney sa…

KWQC-TV6 Logo162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe. Dozens more are feared dead, said Mohammed Sultan, the governor of Beheira, who provided The Associated Press with the latest figures. He also said that the search operation is still ongoing. Many of them are believed to be children and women who were unable to swim away when the boat sank. Wahdan el-Sayyed, the spokesman of the Nile Delta province of Beheira, told…

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport shares flood-fighting gear with Cedar Rapids

Davenport shares flood-fighting gear with Cedar Rapids

With the Mississippi River expected to reach 16.9 feet by Friday, Davenport Public Works has developed a plan to aid Cedar Rapids and cover Davenport, too.

WQAD.com LogoSevered human head found in Chicago lagoon

Severed human head found in Chicago lagoon

CHICAGO – Authorities are conducting  a “death investigation” after a severed head was discovered Friday, Sept. 23, in Chicago’s McKinley Park Lagoon, reports WGN. A man working at the lagoon made the grisly discovery this morning. The groundskeeper was working to clean trash and found a bag holding the severed human head near the lagoon. Police were called and closed the park to the public.  Cadaver dogs have searched for other body parts in the area. Community activist Andrew Holmes says the investigation indicates the killing was recent. “It looks like the head is not decomp…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMonty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia. In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive aphasia, which erodes the ability to use language. As a result, Jones can no longer give interviews. News of Jones’ illness came in a statement announcing he is to receive an award for outstanding contribution to film and television from the academy’s Welsh branch. In the late 1960s Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Gr…

WQAD.com LogoMissing Illinois teen, newborn found unharmed

Missing Illinois teen, newborn found unharmed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old step-daughter and her 3-week-old baby has been arrested at a makeshift campsite in West Virginia. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Humphreys tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail someone called in a tip that Christopher Ray Delerth had been spotted in the Cabin Creek area. Delerth was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. He will be returned to Madison County, Illinois, where he faces kidnapping charges. Delerth’s step-daughter and her son were transported to a local hospital to be examin…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa State president damaged school plane on personal trip

Iowa State president damaged school plane on personal trip

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University’s president was returning from an 11-day personal trip to North Carolina when he damaged a small university-owned airplane in a rough landing, the school confirmed Saturday. President Steven Leath, a pilot, flew himself and his wife on July 3, 2015, in the university’s Cirrus SR22 to Ashe County, North Carolina, where he owns a home and helps manage a family-owned Christmas tree farm. While returning 11 days later, Leath caused “substantial damage” to the plane after he hit the runway with one wing and a runway light with the other upon landing…

WQAD.com LogoFDA approves lower-cost alternative to biotech drug Humira

FDA approves lower-cost alternative to biotech drug Humira

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first alternative version of the second-biggest selling drug in the world, AbbVie’s Humira, a blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the near-copy of the drug, dubbed Amjevita, developed by Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks, California. Regulators approved the drug for more than a half-dozen conditions listed on the original drug’s label, including severe psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Humira posted sales of nearly $15 billion last yea…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGoogle’s self driving car involved in car crash in Mountain View

Google’s self driving car involved in car crash in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KRON) — Police responded to a car accident involving a vehicle and a Google Self-Driving car, Friday afternoon. According to police, the collision happened around 1:30 p.m. on El Camino Real and Calderon Avenue when a driver took a red light and collided with the Google self-driving car. A spokesperson for Google said, the vehicle was driving autonomously at the time of the crash and sensed the other driver crossing the intersection and braked. One person was in the Google’s self-driving Lexus RX car, and took over driving and applied the brakes. The collision was in…

Quad-City Times LogoState Sen. Joe Seng remembered at Saturday mass

State Sen. Joe Seng remembered at Saturday mass

Joe Seng was a “champion” of many things.

KWQC-TV6 LogoIllinois awarded $3.7M in grants to address youth violence

Illinois awarded $3.7M in grants to address youth violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is receiving more than $3.7 million in federal grants to address youth violence. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday. He says it “delivers on our promise not to give up on any child.” The money will go toward intervention programs to try to keep young people from entering the criminal justice system. It also will be used for programs that help prevent juvenile offenders from re-offending. The Illinois Department of Human Services is receiving the largest portion of the money — about $1.7 million. Cook and St.

WQAD.com LogoElementary school students hospitalized after girl brings pot-laced brownies from home

Elementary school students hospitalized after girl brings pot-laced brownies from home

SALT LAKE CITY — Several children at a Salt Lake City elementary school were sent to a hospital Thursday after they ate marijuana-laced brownies that another student brought to the playground. According to a letter from the Salt Lake City School District, a student at Lincoln Elementary school brought the brownies to the playground before school and sold or shared several of them with sixth-grade students, according to KSTU. Lincoln Elementary has kindergarten through sixth grade. Det. Wilking of the Salt Lake City Police Department said the girl distributed the brownies to seven student…

KWQC-TV6 LogoJ.K. Rowling: Harambe isn’t part of Harry Potter universe

J.K. Rowling: Harambe isn’t part of Harry Potter universe

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has clarified that slain Ohio gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe. A new feature on Rowling’s Pottermore website allows users to find out what Patronus they would use in Harry Potter’s world. A Patronus is an animal used to ward off soul-sucking creatures in the series. Humor site The Chive put a fake picture on Twitter of Harambe the gorilla as a result on the Patronus page. Rowling retweeted the picture. A bit later she posted, “I’ve been asked to make it clear that Harambe is not a Patronus you can actually get on @pottermore.…

Quad-City Times LogoNitrogen coffee on Davenport's East Village menu

Nitrogen coffee on Davenport's East Village menu

The man is serious about his coffee.

Quad-City Times LogoRow of new East Village businesses line 12th Street in Davenport

Row of new East Village businesses line 12th Street in Davenport

One of the most dramatic recent-memory changes in the Village of East Davenport is snuggled against the railroad bridge at Mound and East 12th streets.

Quad-City Times LogoBaked Beer & Bread Co. coming to Davenport's East Village

Baked Beer & Bread Co. coming to Davenport's East Village

The pair who introduced Brew to the Village of East Davenport is soon to unveil Baked Beer & Bread Co.

Quad-City Times LogoNew Village Square a devoted festival space

New Village Square a devoted festival space

It's something the Village of East Davenport never has had: A devoted festival space.

Quad-City Times LogoLeClaire clothing store opens in Davenport's East Village

LeClaire clothing store opens in Davenport's East Village

As a LeClaire businesswoman, Village of East Davenport newcomer Kathy Hasakis has heard the references to the Village becoming "Little LeClaire" because of its recent growth.

Quad-City Times LogoThree injured in head-on crash in Davenport

Three injured in head-on crash in Davenport

Three people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a van on West River Drive.

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport provides flooding aid to Cedar Rapids

Davenport provides flooding aid to Cedar Rapids

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The city of Davenport is lending a hand to Cedar Rapids and those affected by the severe flooding. Early Saturday morning, Davenport Public Works staff loaded 2500 linear feet of HESCO barriers onto trucks. Those barriers have been transported to Cedar Rapids to assist officials in flood protection efforts. Davenport is also expected to see high water levels in the coming days. Estimates say the water will reach as high as 16.9 feet. However, Public Works staff is assuring city residents that they have developed a plan to ensure that Davenport has retained the ap…

WQAD.com LogoMilan shelter waives adoption fees during one-day Clear the Shelter event

Milan shelter waives adoption fees during one-day Clear the Shelter event

MILAN, Illinois — The Quad City Animal Welfare Center in Milan is holding a one-day only Clear the Shelter adoption event on Saturday, Sept. 24. Adoption fees are waived for any animals adopted on Saturday that are 6 months and older. Kitten adopts will be cut in half, $20 instead of $40. The goal is to get as many animals adopted as possible to clear the center and make way to help more animals. Most of the shelter’s cats and dogs come from other shelters where they are facing euthanasia, said the executive director. The event will start will be held only on Saturday from noon-5 p.m…

WQAD.com LogoPolice respond to two shots fired calls in Davenport overnight

Police respond to two shots fired calls in Davenport overnight

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Davenport police are investigating two shots fired calls that happened overnight. The first was reported just before 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the 3400 block of Division Street. A vehicle was struck, police say. The second happened around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Scott Street. Officers say they recovered shell casing and a that a vehicle was struck. No injuries were reported in either incident. If you know anything about these incidents, please call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125.

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice: Lone gunman kills 5 people at Washington state mall

Police: Lone gunman kills 5 people at Washington state mall

UPDATE 10:13 AM: BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a fifth person has died following a shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle. A spokesman for the Skagit County Emergency Operations Center says the unidentified male victim died early Saturday at a Seattle hospital. Four female victims died earlier following the Friday night shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington. Authorities continue to search for the shooter. A Washington State Patrol spokesman says police were seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a “hunting-type” rifle last seen walking towa…

WQAD.com LogoRain Returns This Weekend, But Big Changes Are On The Way!

Rain Returns This Weekend, But Big Changes Are On The Way!

The cloud cover has finally broken up, but there is still some haze in the sky. Temperatures this evening will fall into the mid to low 70s. Big changes are underway late tonight! This evening we will stay dry, but we'll have a large cold front begin to approach us after midnight. With this, we'll see showers and a few thunderstorms early Sunday morning. Overnight lows tonight will fall back into the upper 60s. The spotty showers and storms will linger through Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon. Because of the rain, high temperatures will only warm into the upper 70s. Rainfall amounts…

KWQC-TV6 LogoVehicles hit in two weekend shots fired incidents in Davenport

Vehicles hit in two weekend shots fired incidents in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) –  Davenport police are investigation two separate shots fired incidents so far this weekend. The first, happened near 3400 Division Street at around 9 p.m. Friday, September 23rd. Police say the victim’s vehicle was hit three times. Then on Saturday at just after 4 a.m. shots were reportedly fired near 1100 Scott Street. Again, a vehicle was hit several times. No injuries were reported in either incident. Police say preliminary investigation indicates that these incidents are not related. Detectives are conducting follow-up on both incidents.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Quad-City Times LogoReligion briefs

Religion briefs

Celtic Vespers debut at Gloria Dei Presbyterian…

Quad-City Times LogoBuddhist center opens new space

Buddhist center opens new space

The spacious size of today's Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in downtown Davenport is the first thing a visitor notices.

Quad-City Times LogoCharlton: Time to start practicing for bow season

Charlton: Time to start practicing for bow season

“Psst! Over here ...”…

WQAD.com LogoIowa City High wins over Clinton to open district play

Iowa City High wins over Clinton to open district play

IC High tops Clinton, 49-28…

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf runs past Muscatine

Bettendorf runs past Muscatine

Bettendorf rolls to a 44-16 win to open district play.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley falls on the road

Pleasant Valley falls on the road

Pleasant Valley falls by 4 to Western Dubuque.

WQAD.com LogoWilton remains undefeated with win over L&M

Wilton remains undefeated with win over L&M

Wilton shuts out Louisa Muscatine, 36-0…

WQAD.com LogoKnoxville wins in double overtime

Knoxville wins in double overtime

Knoxville pulls out an overtime win over Lewistown.

WQAD.com LogoWapello tops Columbus Community

Wapello tops Columbus Community

Wapello tops Columbus, 43-14…

WQAD.com LogoAlleman gets WB6 win over UT

Alleman gets WB6 win over UT

Alleman picks up first win of the year over United Township.

WQAD.com LogoMilledgeville continues great start with another win

Milledgeville continues great start with another win

Milledgeville rolls to a 30-point win over River Ridge.

WQAD.com LogoSterling rolls past Geneseo, remains unbeaten

Sterling rolls past Geneseo, remains unbeaten

Sterling defeats Geneseo, 49-7.  They move to 5-0 on the season, and host Yorkville in Week 6.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg ruins Moline Homecoming

Galesburg ruins Moline Homecoming

Galesburg picks up a Western Big 6 road win.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island has tough road loss at Quincy

Rock Island has tough road loss at Quincy

Rock Island had a tough time in Quincy, dropping their first WB6 game.

WQAD.com LogoCentral shuts out North

Central shuts out North

Central defeats North 31-0…

WQAD.com LogoRock falls drops home contest

Rock falls drops home contest

Rock falls looses their second game of the year.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott falls at Hempstead

North Scott falls at Hempstead

Hempstead tops North Scott, 27-24…

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan-Wethersfield road win in the LTC

Annawan-Wethersfield road win in the LTC

Annawan-Wethersfield holds on for a 27-20 win.

WQAD.com LogoMorrison wins on Homecoming

Morrison wins on Homecoming

Morrison battles Riverdale for a win 47-35.

WQAD.com LogoSterling Newman stays perfect with road win

Sterling Newman stays perfect with road win

Sterling Newman rolls to a 48-13 win over Erie-Prophetstown.

WQAD.com LogoFulton shuts out Princeton

Fulton shuts out Princeton

Fulton with a shut out win on homecoming.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption gets shutout win over Wahlert

Assumption gets shutout win over Wahlert

Assumption wins 35-0 over Wahlert…

WQAD.com LogoOrion beats rival Rockridge

Orion beats rival Rockridge

Orion goes on the road to beat rival Rockridge.

WQAD.com LogoThe Score- Selfies, Stickers, & Best Moments of the Night

The Score- Selfies, Stickers, & Best Moments of the Night

Check out the best from our Score Selfies from Week 5, see who gets our Score stickers for the best things we saw in Week 5, and our rollout from the best moments of the night!…

KWQC-TV6 LogoHighlight Zone “The Zone about nothing”

Highlight Zone “The Zone about nothing”

  Iowa Scores Ames 28, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 7 Ar-We-Va, Westside 62, West Harrison, Mondamin 14 Assumption, Davenport 35, Wahlert, Dubuque 0 Audubon 73, River Valley, Correctionville 14 Bedford 46, Wayne, Corydon 6 Bellevue 26, West Branch 13 Benton Community 14, Waverly-Shell Rock 12 Bettendorf 44, Muscatine 16 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 35, LeMars 0 Boone 35, Gilbert 15 Boyden-Hull-RV 54, PAC-LM 6 C-M-B, Baxter 27, East Marshall, LeGrand 21 Carroll 31, Winterset 13 Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 77, Burlington 13 Centerville 48, Chariton 0 Central Elkader 44, Don Bosco, Gil…

WQAD.com LogoMoline Football Players Stand United, Not Divided

Moline Football Players Stand United, Not Divided

MOLINE Illinois – A viral gesture during the national anthem at sporting events has made its way the Quad Cities. During the Moline versus Galesburg homecoming game at Browning Field on Friday September 23, 2016 players also took a stand for social injustice. “We practiced lining up and I think we got it down. I think we are ready,” says Senior Cohl Hughes. At game time players stood arm in arm during the national anthem to show a sign of solidarity. “We are a team and we are together and show that we need to have unity and that's the step that needs to be taken,” says Cohl. A step …

WQAD.com LogoSnapchat Spectacles: The sunglasses that let you snap without your phone

Snapchat Spectacles: The sunglasses that let you snap without your phone

Undeterred by the spectacular commercial failure of Google Glass, Snapchat announced Friday night it is releasing a new product called “Spectacles.” The glasses – available this fall – have a small camera with a circle of tiny lights that allow the user to record up to 10 seconds of video with each tap of a button near the hinge, according to the Wall Street Journal. Snapchat releases first hardware product, Spectacles https://t.co/M0krS3Q1JO via @WSJ — Snapchat (@Snapchat) September 24, 2016 CEO Evan Spiegel told the paper the images will be vastly different from wh…

KWQC-TV6 LogoKWQC TV6 News at 10PM 9/23/2016

KWQC TV6 News at 10PM 9/23/2016

KWQC TV6 News at 10PM 9/23/2016…

WQAD.com LogoLocal foster children decorate quilts to bring awareness to lack of foster homes

Local foster children decorate quilts to bring awareness to lack of foster homes

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois--  The local Foster Care Alliance invited dozens of foster children to  St John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Island, to help raise awareness to the lack of foster homes in the Quad Cities. Each kid was given a piece of fabric to decorate, the pieces will then be made into a quilt and put on display in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer county courthouses in May 2017. The quilts will continue to be displayed at various places in the Quad Cities through out the year. "It's awesome that this is going to be displayed in so many places over the next year and more and more people …

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice confirm shots fired in Davenport

Police confirm shots fired in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)-Davenport police confirm shots were fired at 8:53 PM Friday.  It happened in the 3400 block of Division Street.  Police are already clear from the scene.  …

KWQC-TV6 LogoQuad Cities Balloon Fest has windy start

Quad Cities Balloon Fest has windy start

ROCK ISLAND CO., Ill. (KWQC) – Windy conditions made for a flightless first day at the 2016 Quad Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival. “It’s all weather related,” said Balloonmeister Darrel Day. Winds gusted at an unsafe flying rate Friday, Sept. 23, keeping balloons from flying over the Quad Cities skies. It was disappointing for people like Marianna Smith. “I’ve always been fascinated with balloon festivals and always wanted to go to one, and seems every time I went they got canceled,” Smith said. The festival goer says seeing hot air balloons take flight has been on her bucket li…

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Celebrity birthdays, Sept. 24, 2016

Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner (The Platters) is 77. Singer Barbara Allbut Brown (The Angels) is 76. Singer Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Sirico (The Angels) is 74. Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 74. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 71.……

KWQC-TV6 LogoCharlotte mayor asks Clinton to postpone visit

Charlotte mayor asks Clinton to postpone visit

WASHINGTON (AP) – The mayor of Charlotte is urging Hillary Clinton to postpone her announced visit to the embattled North Carolina city. Mayor Jennifer Roberts tells CNN that the Democratic presidential nominee should hold off coming to Charlotte after days of protest following the shooting of a black man by police. Clinton’s campaign said earlier Friday that she would travel to Charlotte on Sunday, one day before her first high-profile debate with Republican Donald Trump. But Roberts, a Democrat, says Charlotte’s security resources are “very stretched,” and is a…

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Flood forecast for Q-C drops

The flood forecast for the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 15, Rock Island, has been lowered slightly by the North Central River Forecast Center in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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Survey: Small businesses blame politics for slow economy

SPRINGFIELD — The National Federation of Independent Business Index of Small Business Optimism declined two-tenths of a point in August to 94.4 amid growing uncertainty over the direction of the economy and the country's political climate.

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TechBrew group forms in the Quad-Cities

DAVENPORT -- Ignite Quad Cities, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and The Technology Association of Iowa have partnered to bring TechBrew to the Quad-Cities.

Quad-Cities Online LogoA Q-C ghost story: 'I will haunt you and your family for 200 years'

A Q-C ghost story: 'I will haunt you and your family for 200 years'

Steven Blair, 57, of East Moline, is the winner of the 2016 Ghost Tales contest sponsored by the Col. Davenport Historical Foundation and The Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus. He will read his story at the Ghost Tales program at 7……

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College football Game Day Guide

Augustana (2-1, 1-0 CCIW) at Carthage (2-1, 0-1 CCIW)…

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Six more set for Augie Tribe of Viking induction

ROCK ISLAND -- Augustana College officials announced the six former athletic standouts who will be inducted into the school's Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Quad-Cities Online LogoHennessy catching on quickly for Vikings

Hennessy catching on quickly for Vikings

ROCK ISLAND -- Ryan Hennessy was like most young boys growing up. He would spend countless hours in the yard with his dad throwing around a football.

WQAD.com LogoWalmart surprises teen who saved man’s life inside Indiana store

Walmart surprises teen who saved man’s life inside Indiana store

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – An Indiana Walmart wanted to make sure one teen was rewarded for his quick actions. Rashaad Moore, a high school sophomore, was shopping with his neighbor, a disabled veteran named Ray, when the man started to have a heart attack inside the Fort Wayne store. Moore didn’t wait for paramedics – he immediately started giving Ray CPR and is now credited with saving his neighbor’s life. Walmart manager Darlene Walker went to Northrop High School on Friday, Sept. 23, and met Moore after school to thank him – and deliver two gifts. “Just very pleased,”…

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Dispatch/Argus Prep Football Scoreboard Presented by The Hungry Hobo

Games we are covering will be updated after each score, or at the end of the quarter. Scores are not final until noted. Follow our game coverage at the individual Twitter handles listed for each game or use the hashtag……

Quad-Cities Online LogoViola mother dedicates race to her late son

Viola mother dedicates race to her late son

VIOLA — Each morning, Gina Young visits her son at Viola Cemetery, grieving, waiting, wondering, working on healing and, perhaps, finding inspiration.

KWQC-TV6 LogoOfficials say flooding threats won’t impact weekend festivities in Davenport

Officials say flooding threats won’t impact weekend festivities in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The city of Davenport is bracing for flooding up to two feet over flood stage next week. The river is expected to crest at 17 feet next week. Davenport Public Works started preparing for high river levels today. Crews set up pumps in different places throughout the city and has also started making sand bags in preparation for next week. “We are cleaning off all of the catch basins, we are also making sure that all of our flood gates are ready to go whether we have to open them or close them stuff like that, just basic maintenance just getting ready to go,R…

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Mercer County junior high principal resigns for military post

JOY — Junior high principal Robert Reed handed in his resignation to the Mercer County Board of Education at its Wednesday meeting.

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Order of protection extended in Cambridge case

An extension of an order of protection was granted in Henry County Circuit Court on Friday for a Cambridge man.

KWQC-TV6 LogoEnjoy Illinois: Experiential travel

Enjoy Illinois: Experiential travel

With harvest time fast approaching and Mother Nature adding color everywhere you look, autumn in Illinois is truly a season to savor. Now is the perfect time to take a scenic drive on your way to pumpkin patches, corn mazes and local attractions decked out for Halloween.

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QC Native American Coalition event supporting pipeline protests

The Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities is hosting an event Sunday in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Vintage rods car show Sunday at BHC

Quad City’s Vintage Rods’ 45th Annual Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday at Black Hawk College in Moline.

KWQC-TV6 LogoColumbus Junction discussing plan to deal with high water levels

Columbus Junction discussing plan to deal with high water levels

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa. (KWQC) — Columbus Junction sits in a unique spot where the Cedar River meets the Iowa River increasing the city’s chances for flooding. With all the recent rain, the Iowa River is up to 17.84 feet and the flood stage occurs at 19 feet.  With rain predicted in next week’s forecast the city is discussing what could happen. The city faced a large flood in 2008 that impacted around 30 local businesses but this time Mayor, Dan Wilson said he isn’t too concerned. “Right now the Cedar (River) is the main concern  and most of the water coming …

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Two plead not guilty in Davenport murder

Two Davenport men pleaded not guilty on Thursday in the stabbing death of Romane Nunn Sr., 29, of Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoConference works to remove stigma from mental health through education

Conference works to remove stigma from mental health through education

MOLINE, Illinois — Mental health was the topic of the day over at Black Hawk College in Moline on Friday, Sept. 23. The public was invited to attend the Mental Health Wellness Conference. Seven different speakers shared their personal stories about dealing with things such as depression, anxiety and addictions. People also talked about alternative mechanisms such as hypnotherapy, all while trying to remove the stigma that often comes with behavioral health problems. "It should be out in the open and discussed. One of the reasons we're bringing this here today is to discuss all the differen…

WQAD.com LogoPalmer Chiropractic College celebrates first adjustment with lunch, celebration

Palmer Chiropractic College celebrates first adjustment with lunch, celebration

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Palmer College celebrated more than 100 years since the very first chiropractic adjustment. The first one in the world happened right here in Davenport, Iowa and it was done by Palmer's founder, DD Palmer, in 1897. Students and staff gathered to enjoy a free lunch while the college provost gave a little history behind the school. Palmer leaders say the practice has come far since it was first founded, but there's still a long way to go. "Only about 14 percent of the population will visit a chiropractor on a regular basis. Chiropractic is less expensive, good outcomes, I …

KWQC-TV6 LogoEnjoy Illinois: Adventurous travel

Enjoy Illinois: Adventurous travel

If you’re a thrill-seeking traveler or know someone who is, check out these fun Illinois destinations and fall events. Illinois tourism director Cory Jobe previews the QC Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend and has other adventurous suggestions for you to try.

Quad-City Times LogoTwo big Q-C walk fundraisers this weekend

Two big Q-C walk fundraisers this weekend

Two big fundraisers to raise money for some of the biggest challenges in today's society kick off in Davenport this weekend.

WQAD.com LogoMan wins fight against paying support for another man’s child

Man wins fight against paying support for another man’s child

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Joe Vandusen had to fight the state of Iowa for 8 months to avert paying court ordered child support for a child that was not his. And this week, he won. "It's over," said Vandusen, of Davenport. In February of 2016, he opened a certified letter that ordered him to pay support for a baby born to his long-estranged wife. "I thought it was a joke," he recalled. It wasn't. The couple hadn't seen in each other in more than 15 years, but had never divorced. By law in Iowa, and many other states, "husbands" are required to pay child support for any child born during the marriage…

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Rock Island County marriage licenses for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

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Rock Island County Felonies for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Shelton, Mark E., 6/28/1971, of 1308 20th, No. 5, Rock Island; guilty finding entered July 7 on aggravated DUI/license suspended or revoked; $3,038 fine/costs, 90 days in jail, 24 months conditional discharge. Guilty finding entered July 7 on driving revoked/suspended……

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Henry County Felonies for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

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Rock Island County DUIs for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

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Births for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Genesis BirthCenter, Davenport…

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Mom’s ‘excuse note’ for her tardy daughter goes viral

CLARKSBURG, Calif. — A California teen running late for school must have been thrilled when her mother agreed to write an excuse note — until she read it. The note has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, likely by applauding parents everywhere who know just how hard it is to get their children to school every morning. Nicole Poppic wrote in the caption of the post, “This is what happens when you are tardy as a result of your own poor choices and you ask me for a note to excuse your tardiness,” adding a grinning emoji face wearing sunglasses for good measure. &#…

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Funerals today, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

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Deaths for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Quad-Cities Online LogoElinor Stradt

Elinor Stradt

Elinor C. Stradt, 85, of Davenport, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

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Lester 'Wally' Clemons

Lester W. "Wally" Clemons, 92, of LeClaire, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

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John Carr Jr.

John H. Carr Jr., 76, of Davenport, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.

Quad-Cities Online LogoMarvin 'Pete' Simpson

Marvin 'Pete' Simpson

Marvin L. "Pete" Simpson, 83, of Fulton, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

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Connie Piatt

Connie Piatt, 65, of Cordova, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at her home.

Quad-Cities Online LogoRuger Kieffer

Ruger Kieffer

Ruger Henry Lee Kieffer, 6 months, of Carbon Cliff, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.

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Becky Griggs

Becky Griggs, 53, of Matherville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at her home.





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