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Monday, September 25th, 2017

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Rivermont adds Rowing Academy

Rivermont Collegiate, in partnership with the Y Quad-Cities Rowing Club, will add a competitive rowing program open to its middle and high-school students.

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Library offers teen reading challenge

The Davenport Public Library will celebrates Teen Reading Challenge week, representing Davenport in the 2017 Quad-City area libraries’ teen reading challenge.

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EICC offers personal training review

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will offer a personal trainer exam review course beginning Thursday, Oct. 5. The course runs for 10-weeks on Thursday evenings from 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the college’s Urban Center, 306 W. River Drive, Davenport. Cost is $249.……

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Rock Island hosts fish sale

Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are hosting a fall fish sale to stock area ponds.

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Flu shot clinics begin in October

The Rock Island County Health Department will hold five walk-in flu shot clinics on Tuesdays in October at its offices, 2112 25th Ave., Rock Island.

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Moline Soccer prepares to face Rock Island in big soccer showdown

Moline will travel to Rock Island for a Western Big 6 showdown.  Winner will keep their conference title hopes alive.

WQAD.com LogoChuck Long weighs in on the protest by NFL players

Chuck Long weighs in on the protest by NFL players

Hear what former Iowa great and NFL quarterback Chuck Long has to say about NFL protesting during National Anthem.

WQAD.com LogoMoline superintendent asks for patience as district develops plan for Franklin Elementary School

Moline superintendent asks for patience as district develops plan for Franklin Elementary School

MOLINE - Hundreds of parents and students packed the auditorium at Woodrow Wilson Middle School to find out what's next for their students at Franklin Elementary School. "What are you going to do with our kids and how long are they going to be out of that school and where are we gonna go in the meantime?" asked Lesley Delille, parent. Nearly 270 students couldn't go to school on Monday after a fire caused significant damage to the building. "Me and him just kind of hung out together, went and got ice cream and just made a day of it but we can't do that everyday," said Anthony Lyons, parent. …

Quad-City Times LogoNorth Scott High School auditorium to receive $3.5 million renovation

North Scott High School auditorium to receive $3.5 million renovation

A renovated auditorium at North Scott High School will replace the 1981 facility, North Scott School Board members decided unanimously, 7-0, on Monday.

Quad-City Times LogoAfter fire, Moline on the hunt for substitute Franklin school

After fire, Moline on the hunt for substitute Franklin school

Moline-Coal Valley School District administrators continue to determine where Franklin Elementary School can hold classes after a Sunday fire made the school building unusable.

WQAD.com LogoDallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joins team to kneel before anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joins team to kneel before anthem

The Dallas Cowboys team, including owner Jerry Jones, knelt on the field before the national anthem was played during the Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. The demonstration was intended as a statement for equality and a representation of unity, according to ESPN’s sideline reporter Lisa Salters. During the national anthem, the teams, in separate locations on the field, both stood with arms linked or holding hands. No member of either team was shown in the televised broadcast kneeling or sitting during the anthem. Neither team has ever had a p…

WQAD.com LogoTeen who allegedly killed mom’s ex-boyfriend to stop beating won’t be indicted

Teen who allegedly killed mom’s ex-boyfriend to stop beating won’t be indicted

NEW YORK — A grand jury declined to indict a New York City teen accused in the choking death of his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend, court officials said Monday. Luis Moux, 18, was charged with manslaughter in August after he allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death, police said, after the teen spotted Stanley Washington beating his mother inside their Bronx apartment. The 43-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up at the University Avenue apartment around 4:30 a.m. to talk to the mother and allegedly attacked the 37-year-old woman, police told WPIX. Moux heard what was happeni…

WQAD.com LogoCampbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project receives funds from the Three Degree Guarantee

Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project receives funds from the Three Degree Guarantee

Tom Pospisil  from Eriksen Chevrolet was on-hand to present a check for $500 for the August Three Degree Guarantee to the the Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project of the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Accepting the check were Kathy Elliott and Kitty Humphrey from he Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project of the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong…

WQAD.com LogoRussian couple suspected of killing and eating up to 30 victims

Russian couple suspected of killing and eating up to 30 victims

KRASNODAR, Russia – Russian police appear to have discovered one of the country’s most grisly cases of cannibalism after pictures of dismembered bodies were found on a phone belonging to one of the main suspects, Russia’s state media reported Monday. The gruesome case in the southern Krasnodar region has led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man and his wife, both of whom are alleged to have murdered as many as 30 people since 1999 and consumed parts of the bodies, Russian media reported. Police have identified seven victims so far. First images from Russian ‘cannibal couple’…

WQAD.com LogoIowa Gov. Reynolds reminds students to apply for college financial aid

Iowa Gov. Reynolds reminds students to apply for college financial aid

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds spent the morning with students in Des Moines, reminding high school seniors and their parents to apply for college financial aid. With the average student loan debt for graduates last year coming in at more than $37,000, Reynolds says she certainly knows that every dollar counts. This Sunday, October 1, is the first day that families can fill out FAFSA forms for college.  …

WQAD.com LogoShe beat cancer at 2 and again at 15 — and just fulfilled her dream of becoming pediatric nurse

She beat cancer at 2 and again at 15 — and just fulfilled her dream of becoming pediatric nurse

ATLANTA — A Georgia woman who beat cancer twice is now living her dream as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta — the same hospital where she received treatment as a child. Montana Brown, 24, was first diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, when she was only 17 months old, according to the Times Enterprise. Brown was treated at CHOA for a year before she was released. Brown relapsed at the end of her freshman year of high school and required another year of treatment before she was considered off-therapy. On Sunday, Children’…

WQAD.com LogoIllinois lawmakers send abortion bill to Governor Rauner

Illinois lawmakers send abortion bill to Governor Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois -- Democratic lawmakers have sent a bill that would expand abortion coverage to the desk of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill would allow Medicaid recipients and state employees to use their health care, which is paid for my taxpayers, to pay for abortions. The plan would also keep abortion legal in Illinois, regardless of any future rulings by the Supreme Court. Governor Rauner has 60 days to make a decision on the bill.  …

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Cordova board approves projects

CORDOVA -- Village trustees have approved funding for various infrastructure projects throughout the village and amended a section of the liquor license so business owners don’t have to live in the village to hold one.

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California man held on pot charges

A Garden Grove, Calif., man is in the Henry County Jail on $500,000 bail after a state trooper reported finding 38 pounds of cannabis in his vehicle on Sept. 10.

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Coins stolen from Cambridge business

An 18-year-old Bettendorf woman appeared in Henry County Circuit Court on Monday on charges of burglary, theft and property damage.

WQAD.com LogoPride of the Wapsi set to open pumpkin patch and corn maze this weekend

Pride of the Wapsi set to open pumpkin patch and corn maze this weekend

LONG GROVE, Iowa -- Looking to officially kick off the Fall season? Look no further than Long Grove, Iowa, where the Pride of the Wapsi is set to open it's pumpkin patch this weekend, September 30. Pat Dierickx and his family have been working hard to prepare for opening weekend. "What gives my wife and I a great deal of pleasure is all the hard work we put in growing pumpkins, producing a non-traditional row crop in Iowa," said Dierickx. But the pumpkin patch isn't the only attraction opening this weekend at the farm known as "The Farm for Family Fun." The Pride of the Wapsi's corn maze is a…

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Save-A-Lot creditors file foreclosure

Wells Fargo Bank as trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust has filed in Henry County Circuit Court to foreclose on the Kewanee Save-A-Lot.

Quad-City Times LogoBroderson's lawyers seek to stop city's case before Iowa Supreme Court

Broderson's lawyers seek to stop city's case before Iowa Supreme Court

MUSCATINE — Lawyers for Mayor Diana Broderson are asking the Iowa Supreme Court to deny an appeal from the city of Muscatine, so that a final ruling on the mayor's removal can be made before the November election.

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: Early warning signs to prevent a stroke

YOUR HEALTH: Early warning signs to prevent a stroke

PHILADELPHIA – Each year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with carotid artery disease. If left unchecked, it can lead to stroke because tiny pieces of plaque break away and flow to the brain. Strokes run in Frank Leuzzi's family, so when doctors discovered a 90 percent blockage in his left carotid artery, he became a clinical trial patient for Trans-carotid Artery Revascularization or T-CAR for short. "We do it completely under local, the patient is completely awake," explained Dr. Paul DiMuzio from Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "We put the sheath d…

Quad-City Times LogoDaily rewind: A Quad-Cities officer sustains serious injuries, Snowstar hopes to become a year-round operation, and North Scott High School may renovate its auditorium

Daily rewind: A Quad-Cities officer sustains serious injuries, Snowstar hopes to become a year-round operation, and North Scott High School may renovate its auditorium

Officer injuredA Quad-City officer sustained serious injuries late Monday morning after his squad car was struck by a stolen garbage truck near Buffalo.

WQAD.com LogoSecret iOS 11 features you’re probably not using

Secret iOS 11 features you’re probably not using

If you’re still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you’re not living your best life. In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and settings options to iOS 11, the latest mobile software for iPhones and iPads. From recording your FaceTime calls to silently communicating with Siri, here are some hidden iOS features worth trying: 1. Add the buttons you want to control center This is one of the best changes in iOS 11. You can customize wha…

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Monday September 25, 2017

tonight's headlines: A Moline elementary school will be closed this week following Sunday's fire. It affects 270 children in grades k-5, and 20 staff. A police officer was seriously injured today while pursuing a stolen truck. The identity and which agency the officer comes from have not been disclosed. Modern Woodmen has renewed its naming rights deal with the Quad Cities River Bandits for another ten years.

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Today in history for Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2017. There are 96 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoFranklin Elementary School fire displaces students for at least a week

Franklin Elementary School fire displaces students for at least a week

MOLINE - School will be closed for the rest of the week for students at Franklin Elementary School after a fire damaged the building. 4th grader Macy spent her day playing games on her tablet instead of sitting inside a classroom learning. "I`d be doing social studies," said Macy. Sunday morning firefighters arrived at Macy's school, Franklin Elementary to find smoke coming from the building.  Macy's grandmother saw the whole thing. "As soon as he opened the door you could hear the alarm going on from inside and then shortly thereafter you could see smoke coming out," said Macy's grandmother…

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Princess Bride turns 30, Rock Island library celebrates with movie night

It almost seems inconceivable - the film based on the William Goldman's beloved classic tale of true love and piracy, "The Princess Bride," is 30 years old.

WVIK Logo'Talking Art' With Benjamin Fawks

'Talking Art' With Benjamin Fawks

Carolyn Martin talks to Benjamin Fawks, owner of Rozz Tox in Rock Island, about the All Senses Festival and Lowland Block Party.

WQAD.com LogoRelief from the heat still on track this week

Relief from the heat still on track this week

Once again, it’s going to be a warm start to our Tuesday! A few showers will be squeezing in from the west with morning lows in the upper 60s. We’ll see a decent amount of clouds through the day on Tuesday, and we’ll warm up into the mid 80s. By the late afternoon, a cold front will approach us, and it will spark a line of showers and storms. After the rain and cold front pass that evening, we’ll feel a huge drop in temperatures. For the rest of the week, highs will only be in the low to mid 70s! More sunshine will return through the upcoming weekend as well. Enjoy the …

WQAD.com LogoBurlington man arrested during traffic stop

Burlington man arrested during traffic stop

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, the Burlington Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of South Garfield St. During the stop, a search warrant was conducted on the vehicle. One of the vehicle's occupants, Robert Elizah Walker, of Burlington, was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun, which had been reported stolen out of Michigan. Walker, 18, was also in possession of marijuana that had been packaged for distribution. He has been charged with possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, a class D felony, carrying we…

WVIK LogoFire Closes a Moline School

Fire Closes a Moline School

Classes are cancelled for the rest of the week for Franklin Elementary School in Moline. A fire on Sunday caused significant damage, and it's not yet known when it might re-open.

WQAD.com LogoTarget raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

Target raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

(CNN Money) — Target is giving its workers a raise. The company announced Monday that it would increase the minimum hourly wage for all workers to $11 next month. Target also committed to a $15 minimum wage by the end of 2020. The company says the increase will also apply to the more than 100,000 hourly workers it is hiring for the holidays. Related: New study casts doubt on the benefit of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage Target has been steadily raising its minimum wage for the past few years. Last year, it hiked the amount to $10 an hour. The $11 wage is higher than the minimum wage …

WQAD.com LogoIowa grocers work to change 5-cent bottle deposit law

Iowa grocers work to change 5-cent bottle deposit law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa grocers are pushing to change the state’s bottle deposit law in hopes of shifting the recycling effort out of their businesses. The 1978 law requires consumers to pay a five-cent deposit when purchasing beverage containers. Consumers are refunded the deposit when they return the container to a store or redemption center. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association is working to replace the law with an expanded statewide recycling and litter control program, The Des Moines Register reported . Association President Michelle Hurd said grocers no longer want to han…

WQAD.com LogoSteelers player who stood for national anthem now has top-selling NFL jersey

Steelers player who stood for national anthem now has top-selling NFL jersey

Alejandro Villanueva’s jersey just became the hottest buy in the NFL. It’s the top seller in the league after the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle broke with his team and walked out of the tunnel for the national anthem. The Steelers had decided as a group to stay in the locker room. They were one of three teams to sit out the anthem after President Trump said NFL owners should fire players joining the protest. Trump referred to a player who disrespects the flag as a “son of a bitch.” On Monday, Villanueva’s No. 78 jersey was outselling big names like Marshawn…

WQAD.com LogoCopperhead snake bites woman multiple times inside LongHorn Steakhouse

Copperhead snake bites woman multiple times inside LongHorn Steakhouse

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia mother is recovering after a copperhead snake bit her as she walked into a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania County earlier this month. Rachel Myrick was with her 13-year-old son, her boyfriend, friends and family at the time of the September 12 incident, according to WTVR. Myrick was in the restaurant’s foyer when the roughly 8-inch-long snake struck, biting her three times in the foot and toes. “I freaked out,” Myrick told The Free Lance-Star. The mother, who was wearing sandals, initially thought she had been stung by a bee, but she quickly r…

WQAD.com LogoNorth Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

(CNN) -- North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer." "Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and declared a war on our country," Ri said, according to an official translation of his remarks to reporters in New York. "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers…

WQAD.com LogoHey, latte fans: Maple is having a moment this fall

Hey, latte fans: Maple is having a moment this fall

(CNN Money) — Move over, pumpkin spice. It’s all about maple this fall. Starbucks announced the debut of its new Maple Pecan Latte last week, bolstering a seasonal lineup that already includes the immensely popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. With pumpkin spice nearing peak popularity, the race to anticipate the next autumnal fad is on. And maple may be it. Dunkin’ Donuts, which announced that it’s “doubling down on fall flavors” this year, currently offers a whole maple-flavored menu, including Maple Pecan flavored coffees and lattes and the Maple Sugar Bacon Brea…

WQAD.com LogoOfficer seriously injured after squad car rammed by stolen garbage truck

Officer seriously injured after squad car rammed by stolen garbage truck

UPDATE: Officials have released the name of the man accused of stealing a garbage truck and ramming it into a police squad car. Logan Shoemaker, 20, was arrested on 19 charges including leaving the scene of an accident, assault while displaying a weapon, second degree criminal mischief, stalking, theft 2nd, attempt to commit murder, eluding, serious injury by vehicle, and first degree robbery. Logan J. Shoemaker Shoemaker is currently being held at the Scott County Jail. Earlier: The officer injured when a stolen garbage truck smashed into a squad car during a police pursuit on Highway 22 tod…

WVIK LogoQC Kids Get Free Flu Shots Ahead Of What Could Be A Highly Infectious Season

QC Kids Get Free Flu Shots Ahead Of What Could Be A Highly Infectious Season

Genesis Health System will once again try to prevent what it's predicting will be a worse-than-usual flu season.

WVIK LogoWIU Brings In Federal Mediator For Contract Negotiations

WIU Brings In Federal Mediator For Contract Negotiations

Western Illinois University is hiring a federal mediator to help negotiate a contract with its faculty.

Quad-City Times LogoUPDATED: Police officer severely injured after squad car struck by stolen garbage truck

UPDATED: Police officer severely injured after squad car struck by stolen garbage truck

A Quad-City officer sustained serious injuries late Monday morning after his squad car was struck by a stolen garbage truck near Buffalo.

WQAD.com LogoRegents detail secret Harreld meetings during U. Iowa search

Regents detail secret Harreld meetings during U. Iowa search

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A majority of University of Iowa governing board members have described under oath how they secretly recruited Bruce Harreld weeks before hiring the businessman as president, circumventing the Iowa Open Meetings Law, court records show. Five of nine members of the Board of Regents met Harreld — a former IBM executive and Harvard Business School faculty member — in back-to-back-to-back meetings on July 30, 2015, as part of a push by then-Board President Bruce Rastetter to persuade Harreld to apply. In depositions made public Monday, regents testified that they set u…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: 1-hit wonders, 4 arrested in police pursuit, best of the week

Noon update: 1-hit wonders, 4 arrested in police pursuit, best of the week

WQAD.com Logo97-year-old WWII vet takes a knee in support of National Anthem protests

97-year-old WWII vet takes a knee in support of National Anthem protests

WILLARD, Mo. – Hundreds of NFL players showed their solidarity by kneeling or locking arms during the national anthem on Sunday, and a World War II veteran was right there with them. John Middlemas, 97, of Willard, Missouri, was the focus of a tweet from his grandson, who wrote that his grandfather wanted to take a knee to show “those kids have every right to protest” in reference to NFL players. #TakeAKnee trended on social media over the weekend after President Trump used profane language and suggested that NFL owners should fire or suspend players who took a knee during the national …

WQAD.com LogoMore I-74 project related road closures coming to Moline

More I-74 project related road closures coming to Moline

MOLINE, Illinois -- Additional road closures and detours have been made in Moline as construction work on the Interstate 74 corridor and bridge replacement project moves forward. Starting Monday, Sept. 25, the intersection of 19th Street and 7th Avenue was closed and will remain so through early December to accommodate the future flow of traffic and to improve access to downtown Moline when the I-74 River Bridge is built. In addition, all of 19th Street between 12th and 7th Avenues will be closed. Ilinois-bound I-74 motorists can take the River Drive exit to access downtown Moline. The 7th A…

Quad-City Times LogoBest of the week: 9 things to do this week

Best of the week: 9 things to do this week

1. A feast for the senses…

WQAD.com LogoMinnesota woman arrested for DUI with five kids in car

Minnesota woman arrested for DUI with five kids in car

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An intoxicated woman who was breastfeeding an infant when officers approached her after a traffic stop also had five children in the car she was driving drunk, KAAL television in Rochester is reporting. According to police, the traffic stop was initiated around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Highway 52 near the town of Oronoco, after an officer saw a vehicle driven by Tasha Schleicher, Rochester, strike a guard rail. Sgt.Kirby Long of the Olmstead County Sheriff’s Department said the police sergeant approached the driver, who he said was breastfeeding an infa…

WQAD.com Logo24 Iowa Air Guard security troops draw Puerto Rico duty

24 Iowa Air Guard security troops draw Puerto Rico duty

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa National Guard is sending 24 security troops to help civilian law enforcement in Puerto Rico as the island recovers from the blows of Hurricane Maria. Col. Greg Hapgood says 16 members of the 132nd Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard will join eight members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing on a KC-135R Stratotanker being flown Monday from Sioux City to Des Moines. Hapgood says that because there's no power for runway lights in Puerto Rico, the airmen will remain in Iowa on Monday night before heading to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Hapgood says the Air Guardsmen w…

WVIK LogoModern Woodmen Extends Naming Rights Agreement

Modern Woodmen Extends Naming Rights Agreement

The baseball stadium in downtown Davenport will continue to be called Modern Woodmen Park for another ten years. The Rock Island-based fraternal financial services organization has decided to extend its naming rights agreement with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

WQAD.com LogoOne woman and four Davenport officers injured in shots-fired and chase Monday

One woman and four Davenport officers injured in shots-fired and chase Monday

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A woman suffered a gunshot wound, a police officer sustained injuries in a collision and several occupants of a vehicle were arrested after a shots-fired call led to a police pursuit in north Davenport in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 25. The incident began shortly after midnight on Monday, when Davenport police responded to a shots-fired call in the 700 block of W. 63rd Street. A home in that area was struck and a woman lying on her couch holding an infant was hit in the leg by a bullet or other debris. The woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment…

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Davenport police to use body cameras soon

Davenport police to soon be using body cameras…

WQAD.com LogoDo NFL rules require players to stand during the national anthem?

Do NFL rules require players to stand during the national anthem?

Watch Video Most NFL players on Sunday opted for a show of unity, locking arms ahead of their games after criticism from President Trump who slammed players opting to protest during the national anthem. Still, plenty opted to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” —  and a lot of people of people have been chiming in with their opinions. You may have seen this fake excerpt shared on social media about a NFL rule pertaining to the national anthem: “The specific NFL rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: The Nation…

WVIK LogoMonday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

News headlines for the morning of Monday, September 25, 2017 A Rock Island police officer is recovering at home after allegedly being assaulted and beaten while responding to a call of domestic battery at a downtown Rock Island apartment building on Thursday evening. One of the top sports events in the Quad Cities will be held here for at least one more year. The convention and visitors bureau and the Missouri Valley Conference have tentatively agreed to extend their current contract for the women's basketball tournament through 2019 at the iWireless Center. Making major changes in the two mai…

WVIK LogoPossible Realignment for Grant and State Streets

Possible Realignment for Grant and State Streets

Making major changes in the two main streets through downtown Bettendorf might help local businesses, but it would cost a lot of money. Last week, a consultant estimated re-aligning State and Grant streets, for two-way traffic on both, could cost 20 million dollars.

WVIK LogoMVC Adds a Year in the QC

MVC Adds a Year in the QC

One of the top sports events in the Quad Cities will be held here for at least one more year. The convention and visitors bureau and the Missouri Valley Conference have tentatively agreed to extend their current contract for the women's basketball tournament through 2019 at the iWireless Center.

WVIK Logo'Margins' Ep. 8: Diversity In Institutions, Part 2

'Margins' Ep. 8: Diversity In Institutions, Part 2

In the most recent episode of Margins, Dr. Christopher Whitt talked with April Johnso n about diversity in institutions, like churches and universities. Johnson is the executive director of Reconciliation Ministry for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. There was so much to talk about that Johnson is back in this episode to continue the conversation.

WQAD.com LogoHundreds of Quad Citians call the University of Iowa home

Hundreds of Quad Citians call the University of Iowa home

IOWA CITY, Iowa- University of Iowa leaders are looking forward to this year's freshman class. The class of 2021 is most academically accomplished class in school history, with a 3.69 grade point average. We had Breakfast With Vice President of Student Life, Melissa Shivers, Thursday, September 21 on Good Morning Quad Cities. There are more than 5,000 students in that class. It's the third largest class in UI history. "We also have over 1,500 students from the Quad Cities who are here," Shivers said Thursday. "We think they choose us because it's so close to home being one hour away, but also…

WQAD.com LogoEnd of the heat in sight; storms possible this afternoon

End of the heat in sight; storms possible this afternoon

One more day of extreme heat today with temps rising up to 90 degrees. It will be hot enough that a few schools are even letting out early. And there won't be much wind movement to stir things up, so it will feel every bit as hot as it has in the previous few days. The end of the heat is in sight though. Later this afternoon, while it's oppressively hot here, it will be in the 40s with rain in Nebraska. That cold front will sweep through sometime late Tuesday. By Wednesday, our temperatures will be in the lower 70s for highs. As far as rain? We sure do need it! And there's a potential later…

Quad-City Times LogoUpdate: Missing Davenport man found

Update: Missing Davenport man found

Update: Modesto Martinez has safety returned home.

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Cooler temps ahead, road work and where are they now?

Rick's Six: Cooler temps ahead, road work and where are they now?

A good Monday to all. Another day of heat and humidity, then we will return to more seasonal temps for the remainder of the week. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

WQAD.com LogoBREAKING NEWS: Davenport Police Investigating Car Chase brought on by Shots Fired

BREAKING NEWS: Davenport Police Investigating Car Chase brought on by Shots Fired

Davenport Police are investigating a car crash brought on by a shots fired call early Monday, September 25th. Around 3 a.m., there was a shots fired call at 14th and Gaines Street. According to Davenport Police scanner, there was a chase over the Centennial Bridge, heading over into the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, then wrapped back around and headed towards West 65th and Brady Street in Davenport. When our WQAD News 8 crew arrived at the scene around 3:30 a.m. there were about a half dozen police cars surrounding the area, and a white Chevy with front and rear damage on the road. Crews …

WQAD.com LogoDavenport Police Investigate Possible Shooting

Davenport Police Investigate Possible Shooting

Davenport Police are investigating a possible shooting. It happened along West 63rd Street, right near Appomattox Road, north of Davenport North High School, just after 12 a.m. on Monday, September 25. No official word if anyone was injured at this time. There are also reports of a shots fired call in the same area, that happened shortly afterwards, around 1:30 a.m. No word on if the two incidents are related.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

WQAD.com Logo20th QC Marathon – Runners battle course and heat

20th QC Marathon – Runners battle course and heat

5031 entrants hit the pavement for the 20th running of the QC Marathon.  Temperatures were near 70 at the start of the race.

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WQAD.com LogoThe Score Sunday – Alleman FB, Bettendorf VB, Trump vs NFL, FCA

The Score Sunday – Alleman FB, Bettendorf VB, Trump vs NFL, FCA

The Score Sunday features the Alleman football team who has started the season 4-1.  Bettendorf Volleyball is off to a 16-2 start this season.  The NFL and President have a war or words against each other this weekend.  The FCA story of the week features Emily Lenz from Knoxville.  …

WQAD.com LogoNFL players take a knee, show united front amid growing tensions with Pres. Trump

NFL players take a knee, show united front amid growing tensions with Pres. Trump

NFL teams and players showed a united front amid criticism from President Donald Trump, who slammed athletes opting to protest during the National Anthem. Hundreds of players across the league knelt or locked arms during the Anthem in solidarity, after President Trump launched a crusade this week against protesting players. "Wouldn't you love to see one of those NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say, 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now?'" Trump posited, riling up a crowd at a rally Friday night in Alabama. "He's fired! He's fired!" At least eight NFL owners have …

WQAD.com LogoUpdate: Missing Davenport Man Found

Update: Missing Davenport Man Found

UPDATE (9/25): Davenport Police say a man who was reported missing has been found. Modesto Martinez, a 36 year-old man with autism, was reported missing Sunday night, September 24. Police were able to find Martinez and safely return him home at around 11:55 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: DAVENPORT -- Davenport Police are asking for the community's help to locate a missing man. Modesto Martinez, a 36-year-old autistic male, was reported as a missing person on Sunday, September 24. He was last seen at 7 p.m. in the area of 2300 Farnam Street. Modesto was wearing red flannel pajamas. Martinez is 6'01" an…

WQAD.com LogoHot temperatures take toll on QC Marathon runners

Hot temperatures take toll on QC Marathon runners

Scorching hot temperatures was enough for many to drop out of this year’s Quad City Marathon, still thousands of runners stayed in the race. “Sometimes you have a good mile and then a bad mile… just keep pushing… through the good miles,” says participant Julie Johnston. Medical crews from UnityPoint Health- Trinity Hospital says they were ready to tend to more people than usual during the marathon. “(We’ve got) a lot of extra water down here, we’ve got extra medical staff from different city departments and ambulance services out there,” says Emergency Services Coordinator, …

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Dapper Q-C riders on vintage motorbikes for good cause

DAVENPORT -- A new, fun charitable event took to Quad-Cities' streets Sunday, as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride joined similar motorcycle rides in 600 cities worldwide to benefit prostate-cancer awareness and male suicide prevention.

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Open house planned at Geneseo's renovated life skills classrooms

GENESEO --- Students and staff in the life skills classrooms at Geneseo High School will host an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday to show their renovated classrooms.

Quad-City Times LogoSmoky fire at Moline school cancels school

Smoky fire at Moline school cancels school

School has been canceled Monday at Franklin Elementary School, 5312 11th Ave. C, Moline, because of a fire in a classroom on Sunday.

Quad-City Times LogoFor 50 years, Q-C Negro Heritage Society has celebrated the accomplishments of African-Americans

For 50 years, Q-C Negro Heritage Society has celebrated the accomplishments of African-Americans

The Quad-City Negro Heritage Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a look at the past during "An Evening Out" Sunday at the Holiday Inn, Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine home hit by overnight gunfire

Muscatine home hit by overnight gunfire

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Gunfire hit a home in Muscatine overnight. Officers responded to the 600 block of West 3rd Street around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, for reports of gunshots. They found a home that was struck multiple times by bullets. Police say there were people inside the house at the time of the shooting, but no one was hurt. Officers say the residence was intentionally targeted, and there is no ongoing threat to the public. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joe Roseman at 563-263-9922 extension 614.

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Today in history for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Today is Monday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2017. There are 97 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoQuad City Motorcyclists suit up for a “Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride”

Quad City Motorcyclists suit up for a “Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride”

DAVENPORT-- Dozens of Quad City motorcyclists suited up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. During the ride both men and women dressed in their fine clothes and rode vintage style bikes. The goal of the ride is to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention on behalf of the Movember Foundation. "I think suicide affects a lot of families, I had a cousin commit suicide this summer so this one really hits home for me," says Dylan Steil, ride host. The ride is held in 600+ cities and across 95 countries. On September 24th motorcyclists met up at Baked Be…

WQAD.com LogoAngel statue dedicated for families who have lost a child

Angel statue dedicated for families who have lost a child

MOLINE-- It was an emotional afternoon for families at the Moline Park Cemetery. They gathered for the dedication ceremony of the Angel of Hope statue. The memorial is to give families a symbol of hope to parents who have experienced the loss of a child. During the ceremony family members placed white roses in front of the new angel statue and white doves were released into the air. The Angel of Hope Statue is inspired by the bestselling novel 'The Christmas Box," and it's story has led to the creation of more than 120 real angel statues around the world. The statue idea was first brought by …

WQAD.com LogoFire causes $400,000 in damages to Franklin Elementary School in Moline

Fire causes $400,000 in damages to Franklin Elementary School in Moline

MOLINE -- Fire damaged at least one classroom at Franklin Elementary School in Moline. Firefighters arrived at Franklin around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, for a fire alarm. Crews found smoke coming from the building. According to Capt. Brian Vyncke, one classroom was heavily damaged by the fire, and adjoining rooms and hallways sustained smoke and water damage. Fire loss to the building is estimated at $400,000. Fire crews also had to deal with extreme heat as they worked to make sure the fire was extinguished. "We actually called a bus in. MetroLINK provided a bus for us, and we're a…

WQAD.com LogoDixon man admits to setting stolen vehicle on fire

Dixon man admits to setting stolen vehicle on fire

DIXON, Illinois — A Dixon man was arrested after admitting he stole a vehicle and then set it on fire. Around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, Dixon Police responded to the Custer Avenue boat docks for a report of a vehicle on fire. Officers found a Chevrolet Monte Carlo fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was extinguished, officers noticed the gas cap to the vehicle was open with a rag sticking out of it. Police arrested Andrew Ford, a 23-year-old from Dixon. Investigators said Ford admitted to taking the vehicle from its owner without permission. He was then involved in a minor…

WQAD.com LogoA taste of fall will finally arrive this week

A taste of fall will finally arrive this week

  The warmer weather isn’t going anywhere just yet! Our Monday morning is going to start out in the mid 60s with a mostly clear sky. The sunshine will  return during the day, and we’ll warm up near 90. By the late afternoon, more cloud cover will be moving through as a cold front begins to approach us.  As the front moves eastward, we may see an isolated shower or two overnight Monday into Tuesday. A better chance at a few showers and storms arrives on Tuesday as this cold front passes through. However, showers and storms will still remain  pretty spotty. Temperatures will …

WQAD.com LogoOne dead, six wounded in TN Church shooting

One dead, six wounded in TN Church shooting

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Authorities in Tennessee say one person is dead and six other churchgoers are wounded after a gunman opened fire at a church in the Nashville area. ABC News reports that the shooting took place at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee. The woman killed was shot dead in the church’s parking lot, according to Nashville police. The gunman was also wounded and is at an area hospital, police said. It was not immediately clear what injuries the suspect sustained. All of the people who were wounded have been transported to area hospitals and the majority…

WQAD.com LogoGovernor’s ride to Springfield raises money for Honor Flight

Governor’s ride to Springfield raises money for Honor Flight

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Governor Rauner took to the streets to raise money for veterans on Saturday Sept, 23. Rauner completed his third annual “Governor’s ride to Springfield” to help raise money for Honor Flight of Illinois and various other Illinois Veterans organizations. The motorcycle ride, which originates in Countryside Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago,  travels down the historic route 66 to Springfield. The ride featured stops in Lexington, IL to travel along historic Memory Lane to the Veterans monument on Main Street there, as well as a stop at The Mil…

WQAD.com LogoPittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room

Pittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room

CHICAGO, Illinois -- The Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the locker room during the National Anthem Sunday, September 24, at Solider Field in Chicago. The unprecedented show of resistance comes after President Donald Trump called on NFL teams to suspend or fire any players who choose to kneel or who refuse to stand during the National Anthem.  The president followed up to those comments Sunday morning, encouraging fans to "refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag and country" on Twitter. If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &am…

Quad-City Times LogoWeek in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

Week in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

1. Dog-fighting terms…

Quad-City Times LogoOUT & ABOUT: Open mic night at Cool Beanz in Rock Island

OUT & ABOUT: Open mic night at Cool Beanz in Rock Island

Every Tuesday is open mic night at Cool Beanz, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. It's from 6:30-9 p.m., and there's a signup sheet at the coffeehouse every Tuesday afternoon. Contact Cool Beanz at coolbeanzbooking@gmail.com.

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OUTTAKES

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Quad-City Times LogoMARK-TO-MARKET: The hidden pulse behind the U.S. labor market

MARK-TO-MARKET: The hidden pulse behind the U.S. labor market

The multi-year bull run in the U.S. labor market is in its seventh consecutive year. Since the end of the 2007-2009 recession, the national unemployment rate has declined from 10 percent to its current level of just 4.4 percent. Over……

WQAD.com LogoPenn State survives Iowa with touchdown on the final play

Penn State survives Iowa with touchdown on the final play

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- No. 4 ranked Penn State stayed undefeated with a touchdown as time expired, beating the Hawkeyes 21-19. With less than two minutes to play, Iowa took a 19-15 lead with an Akrum Wadley touchdown. Penn State would answer, though, with Trace McSorley finding Juwan Johnson in the endzone on the final play of the game. Iowa is now 3-1.

Quad-Cities Online LogoKids on the move: Young racers take part in marathon events

Kids on the move: Young racers take part in marathon events

Quad-Cities Online LogoPooches, pet lovers gather for 'Strut' in Milan

Pooches, pet lovers gather for 'Strut' in Milan

Quad-City Times LogoFor communities so thrive they must invest in civil rights

For communities so thrive they must invest in civil rights

With the rise in hate crimes and the rise in racist rhetoric, it is vital that communities that desire to be healthy, vibrant and thriving make a true investment in civil rights.

Quad-Cities Online LogoQ-C Pride Fest celebrates diversity

Q-C Pride Fest celebrates diversity

DAVENPORT -- Despite a record-breaking September heat wave, thousands of people turned out for the Quad-Cities' third annual Fall Pride Fest over the weekend in LeClaire Park.

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Today in history for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2017. There are 98 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoLet’s Move Quad Cities: Ladies ready to run this year’s half marathon

Let’s Move Quad Cities: Ladies ready to run this year’s half marathon

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- Thousands of runners will hit the streets on Sunday for the Quad Cities Marathon, and a growing number of them are women. Tiffany Mitton and Mindy Bradley are two of those ladies. The busy moms have been training for the half marathon outside of work and over their lunch hour at ORA Orthopedics. "It's empowering to me throughout the day after running. It's just like, alright, I did that, I'm ready to start my day," said Mitton. "When I'm feeling grouchy, my husband will say, 'Do you need to go for a run?' and I say, 'Absolutely, I do!" It kind of helps to keep me focused,"…

Quad-Cities Online LogoEM mayor wants to 'just keep on moving' on economic development

EM mayor wants to 'just keep on moving' on economic development

This is the first in a series of stories looking at the first 100 days in office of some of the new mayors of the Quad-Cities.

WQAD.com LogoPro athletes vs. President Trump: NBA, NCAA teams pull out from White House visits after reignited Twitter feud

Pro athletes vs. President Trump: NBA, NCAA teams pull out from White House visits after reignited Twitter feud

President Donald Trump continued his war of words Saturday with the NFL and football players who choose to kneel instead of standing during the national anthem. But that's not the only pro sport the president is feuding with. The fight between pro athletes and the president was reignited last night at a Trump rally in Alabama. The president took to the podium, saying players who do not take a knee during the anthem should be fired, reiterating his signature line, "You're fired, you're fired!" Trump kept up the attacks on Twitter today, writing that players who make millions should stand for t…

WQAD.com LogoQuad City Marathon officials work to beat the heat for Sunday’s race

Quad City Marathon officials work to beat the heat for Sunday’s race

MOLINE-- It's going to be a hot day for Quad City Marathon runners on Sunday with temperatures peaking into the 90's. "The race is gonna be starting in the upper 60's or lower 70's, that’s pretty hot already for a long distance race," says Joe Moreno, Race Director. The heat is causing concern for race officials, so they're taking extra precautions. There will be additional volunteers and extra hydrating stations. "We got some new stations we've never had...ice stations and freezer stick stations," says Moreno. Runners are also being asked to not focus too much on their finish times and to …

WQAD.com LogoOnce again, near record highs are likely for Sunday

Once again, near record highs are likely for Sunday

Temperatures going into Sunday morning won’t be too cool as we start out in the upper 60s. We’ll be right back into the sunshine tomorrow, and the heat will continue! Highs will soar near 90, and they will get close to the record high of 91 in the Quad Cities. While we’ll be a touch cooler on Monday, we’ll still warm up quickly into the upper 80s. The afternoon will be mostly sunny, but our rain chances increase that night. A cold front will slowly inch eastward, and it will bring a few showers late that night. A few showers and storms are possible on Tuesday as this fr…





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