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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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RE/MAX River Cities reports results

RE/MAX River Cities, Bettendorf, reported Friday that it had set several records in 2014, including total sales.

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Winter Weather Update - 9am (1/31)

Original post: 9am Saturday 1/31:A "Winter Storm Warning" goes into effect starting at 7pm Saturday, lasting through 9pm Sunday for the entire CBS4 viewing area.This event will start out as a rain/snow mix for southern hometowns (Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Monmouth, Galesburg, etc.) by mid to late afternoon.  The mixed precipitation will quickly change over to snow by around 6 o'clock, and will begin overspreading the area throughout the evening.  The entire area will see 6 to 10 inches of snow through Sunday evening, and a few areas along and north of Interstate…

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Winter storm bears down on Q-C area

A major winter storm that is expected to move into the Quad-Cities today could drop as much as 8 inches of snow over the weekend, meteorologists with the National Weather Service, Davenport, s……

Friday, January 30th, 2015

WQAD.com LogoMediapolis wins close game with Highland

Mediapolis wins close game with Highland

Mediapolis Bullettes stay perfect on the season.

WQAD.com LogoWilton comes up short vs. Monticello

Wilton comes up short vs. Monticello

Wilton falls to Monticello , 45-33…

WQAD.com LogoSterling boys edge Geneseo

Sterling boys edge Geneseo

Golden Warriors edge rival Geneseo.

WQAD.com LogoLady Knights win vs. Central

Lady Knights win vs. Central

Assumption wins over Central at home…

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg wins a road game at Alleman

Galesburg wins a road game at Alleman

Galesburg stays in Western Big 6 race with win at Alleman.

WQAD.com LogoWest girls roll on the road

West girls roll on the road

Falcons cruise to 60-22 win behind 32 points from Chrislyn Carr…

WQAD.com LogoDurant comes up short against Cascade

Durant comes up short against Cascade

Cascade edges Durant 43-37.

WQAD.com LogoNewman Gets TRAC win at St. Bede

Newman Gets TRAC win at St. Bede

The Newman Comets get the 60-53 win over St Bede…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley girls with 4th straight win

Pleasant Valley girls with 4th straight win

Pleasant valley wins on the road against Bettendorf.

WQAD.com LogoBureau Valley back on track with a win

Bureau Valley back on track with a win

Parker Neuhalfen leads the way in the Bureau Valley win over Hall.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine girls upset Davenport North

Muscatine girls upset Davenport North

Muscatine hands North 2nd straight Friday night loss.

WQAD.com LogoRockridge cruises past Riverdale

Rockridge cruises past Riverdale

Rockridge wins by 38 at home.

WQAD.com LogoLady Lancers Bounce Back over River Queens

Lady Lancers Bounce Back over River Queens

North Scott tops Clinton, 71-28…

WQAD.com LogoMoline continues to have Panther’s number

Moline continues to have Panther’s number

Moline bests United Township 67-64…

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo beats rival Sterling on the road

Geneseo beats rival Sterling on the road

Geneseo girls picks up 11-point.

WQAD.com LogoDanville Remains Perfect with Big Win

Danville Remains Perfect with Big Win

Danville wins 87-37 over West Burlington…

WQAD.com LogoRidgewood still leads the LTC

Ridgewood still leads the LTC

Ridgewood wins a close game on the road at Mercer County.

WQAD.com LogoThe Score “Play of the Night” Week 4

The Score “Play of the Night” Week 4

The Score “Play of the Night” Week 4…

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Weekend Snowstorm Update - Midnight Friday Night

Midnight Update - All evening computer runs are complete and we are still staring at a big snowstorm this weekend.  Most models range from as low as 6 to as much as 11 inches of snow for the Quad Cities.  Any way you slice it this will be a high impact snow event from Saturday night through Sunday evening.  I see no reason to change the forecast from what we had on CBS4 News at 10 Friday night.  More updates to come this weekend.  Original Post - This evening's weather computer model runs are now coming in to the weather center at CBS4.  There has been a slight s…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley stays undefeated in the MAC

Pleasant Valley stays undefeated in the MAC

Pleasant valley picks a 2-point win at rival Bettendorf.

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Investors get pitch for R.I. Plantation Co.

The Rock Island Tropical Plantation was a public company incorporated with $2.4 million in Rock Island in 1905. The company’s 12,000 acres of land was located in Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

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The GOP's sacrificing of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

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Letter: Evolution offers us a framework for how it works

I object to a recent letter concerning the teaching of evolution in science class at the exclusion of a religion-based approach.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption picks up win over Davenport Central

Assumption picks up win over Davenport Central

Assumption wins by 7 at home.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Wins over Muskies

North Wins over Muskies

North tops Muscatine , 72-61…

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott rolls past Clinton

North Scott rolls past Clinton

Lancers cruise to 71-28 win.

WQAD.com LogoDixon wins their 20th game of the season

Dixon wins their 20th game of the season

Dixon beats Rock Falls 54-35.

WQAD.com LogoFalcons shake off slow start, race past Grayhounds

Falcons shake off slow start, race past Grayhounds

West falls behind 13-2 in 1st but regroups and races past Burlington.

WQAD.com LogoMorrison wins close game over Fulton

Morrison wins close game over Fulton

Morrison Mustangs get 55-52 win over rival Fulton…

WQAD.com LogoRocks come up short in 2OT

Rocks come up short in 2OT

\ Rocky uses great comeback to force overtime but falls in 2OT to Quincy 72-62.

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Video - Friday CBS4 News at 10 Forecast

Here's the forecast as seen on CBS4 News at 10 Friday night...It's a Winter Storm Watch for the Quad Cities with 6-8 inches of snow coming up this weekend.

KWQC-TV6 LogoQCA Priest Prepares to Deploy Again

QCA Priest Prepares to Deploy Again

Answering the call where few others can or will, one QCA priest is preparing for his third deployment as a Catholic chaplain with the US Army Reserves. Father William Kneemiller does a lot of traveling for his job already. He serves as pastor for the Catholic churches in the Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Toronto parishes, as well as holding masses at Wheatland Manor. And, his mission as a traveling man of the cloth has taken him even further a field since he joined the Army Reserves in 2001, deploying once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Now, he’s expecting orders with…

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Dunbar guilty of murder

Lavail Dunbar, the Rock Island man accused of murdering his girlfriend's child has been found guilty.A Rock Island County jury found Dunbar guilty of 1st degree murder and guilty of aggravated battery of a child in connection to the death of four-month-old Jeremiah Morrison back in September 2013.The boy was found unresponsive at his home with multiple head wounds. The girlfriend, Leila Martin, is also being tried on murder and battery charges. She has a pre-trial conference date in March.

KWQC-TV6 LogoBig Storm, Big Game to Happen at Same Time; QCA Officers Urge Caution

Big Storm, Big Game to Happen at Same Time; QCA Officers Urge Caution

This weekend’s big snow is set to come just in time for the big game. And that has law enforcement across the area stepping up patrols on Super Bowl Sunday. But officers say there are things you can do as well, to keep yourself and your family safe. Do you remember the last time it snowed? It was all over the highways while cars were off of them. Many dented, in ditches. After days of sunshine, Clinton County Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Paarmann says, “It takes people that time to get used to winter driving again.” And we need to. Because the storm, along with parties for the big…

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Students create mural for QC church

The Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities is celebrating it's new art. A group of QC area high school students created the faux-stained glass mural called,'The Realm of the Wild Things.' The mural represents the inclusion of diversity within the community. The design is made up of nine panels covering nearly 160 square feet. "This is just so special it's such a unique gift and it will always be here welcoming people to this place of worship and reminding people to connect with nature," said Rich Hendricks, Pastor Metropolitan Community Church. It took the studen…

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Preventing Mumps: What you need to know

United Township High School is warning the community about a possible case of the mumps. There are some key things parents can do to make sure their kids stay safe. Mumps is a virus that is contagious, and doctors say making sure you're vaccinated is the number one way to avoid getting sick. "Check in with your pediatrician make sure your vaccines are up to date. If a child is ill keep them at home that's just a good general rule for any and all illness," said Dr. Aimee Behnke,Pediatrician Genesis Health Group.  People usually get the MMR vaccine as a child. An…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport school recognizing good behavior is a success

Davenport school recognizing good behavior is a success

Good behavior and good deeds are getting more attention at one Davenport elementary school. For the last few months, students at Wilson Elementary have been receiving tickets for things like being kind and acting responsibly. On Friday, January 30, 2015 the students participated in an-all school rally celebrating their accomplishments. It was an exciting day all-around, as teacher Janelle Vanerstrom was recognized for becoming a National Board Certified teacher. Watch the video below to see what the kids think of the new program.

Quad-City Times LogoSuper Sunday: Q-C chefs go for the culinary championship

Super Sunday: Q-C chefs go for the culinary championship

At Super Bowl parties, regardless of which team hoists the championship trophy, the real winners are the hungry guests gathered round the TV.

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News at 10:00 preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 10:00.If you have any questions or comments for Crispin and the rest of the CBS4 News team, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

KWQC-TV6 LogoDunbar Found Guilty In RI Baby’s Death

Dunbar Found Guilty In RI Baby’s Death

A guilty verdict tonight in the Levail Dunbar murder trial. A jury found Dunbar guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery of a child. Prosecutors say 20 year old Dunbar lost his temper and beat four-month old Jeremiah Morrison because the baby wouldn’t stop crying over his severe diaper rash. Testimony began in the case this week and the jury returned a guilty verdict over two hours after closing arguments. First responders testified that when they arrived at the Maple Ridge Apartments in September 2013 they found the child lying on the living room floor not breathing. Leila…

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Monastery nuns rent out rooms for the Big Game

Thousands of fans have flocked to the site of the Big Game in Arizona, And for some fans of the Patriots and Seahawks, they're praying to a higher power that their team will be victorious. John Kutko has one person who is helping fans that are hoping for a little divine intervention. JK: I think we've got the most interesting entrepreneur here at Super Bowl 49, Sister Linda Campbell who is here with Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Your place is 5.5 miles from University of Phoenix Stadium and you're renting it out to football fans, that is wonderful. LC: We are, and this is the second t…

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Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

If you're looking to buy something big online - you might want to read the fine print first. A new Illinois law requires out-of-state online retailers to collect sales tax. And they have until Sunday to comply. The law will only apply to certain out-of-state retailers that have a taxable presence in the state, if not a physical one. That's companies like Amazon and Zappos. Meaning less incentive for buyers to go online and shop. Now they may choose to buy locally. “I think it's unfair for Illinois government not to get the taxing from shopping online since other states are collec…

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River Bandits' Community Day

WQAD.com LogoDavenport principal reprimanded for violation in standardized testing investigation

Davenport principal reprimanded for violation in standardized testing investigation

The former Davenport School District elementary school principal who was scrutinized after students’ standardized test answers were found to have been changed, is being reprimanded. Former Madison Elementary School principal Sara Gott took her position as Madison School principal in 2011, records show. She was credited with helping the school move from one of the worst performing schools in Iowa to one of the best. The next year Gott and Madison Elementary School came under scrutiny when the Davenport Community School District reported that erasures and corrected answers on their 3rd…

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Future growth and development to continue in Rock Island

It's been a little more than four months since the rock island district in rock island. As recover continues, the city is looking forward to a positive future. More housing, a convenience store, and a future grocery store on 2nd Avenue.  Just a few of the projects expected to finish up early this year.  "The city's growing, and people need to be proud of it.  You know, the residents of Rock Island need to be proud of what's happening in this city,” says Rock Island Economic Development Manager Bret Gardella. "We're looking to create a dynamic downtown,”…

OurQuadCities.com LogoTraffic troubles on QC bridges

Traffic troubles on QC bridges

Drivers trying to get across the river are finding it slow going tonight.Traffic cameras are showing delays on Iowa-bound Centennial Bridge, as well as both sides of the Interstate 74 bridge.The 74 bridge backup appears to be from an accident, while the Centennial delay looks to be from police activity.

Quad-City Times LogoWho's in the news? Karly Lent

Who's in the news? Karly Lent

Karly Lent of Bettendorf has won second place in the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association's fifth annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students.

KWQC-TV6 LogoRock Island County on Poverty Watch List

Rock Island County on Poverty Watch List

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY – A new report looking at poverty in Illinois places Rock Island County on a watch list. The study found Rock Island County’s poverty rate in 2013 was at 15.8% compared to the state value of 14.6%. It also finds Illinois’ poverty rate as a whole is higher than the rate in 24 other states.

WQAD.com LogoCommunities declare Winter Weather Emergencies

Communities declare Winter Weather Emergencies

Blue Grass: “Winter Weather Emergency” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 31 and lasts through Monday, February 2.  Drivers are asked to avoid parking on city streets. Emergency vehicles and snow plows will need to have full access to the roadways. Clinton: A “Snow Emergency” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 31 and lasts until noon on Monday, February 2. Vehicles must be removed from the roadways by 8 p.m. Saturday or they could be ticketed or towed.  Any questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 242-0261. Coal Valley: “Snow Emergency” …

WQAD.com LogoJury finds Lavail Dunbar guilty in Rock Island murder case

Jury finds Lavail Dunbar guilty in Rock Island murder case

After three days of trial, a jury found a Rock Island man guilty of beating a four-month-old baby to death. The jury went out just after 3:30 Friday, January 30, 2015 and after two hours decided 21-year-old Lavail Dunbar, the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, was guilty of murder and aggravated battery of a child. Related: Fire Captain says baby looked like he had been in ultimate fighting match On Friday morning, jurors watched an hour long interview between two police detectives and Dunbar, where he repeatedly denied knowing what happened to the baby. Forensic pathologist Dr. Mark Peter…

Quad-City Times LogoPrincipal given reprimand by Board of Educational Examiners

Principal given reprimand by Board of Educational Examiners

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has issued a public letter of reprimand against the former principal of Madison Elementary School in Davenport.

KWQC-TV6 LogoI-74 Crash: Dash-Cam Video Of Multi-Vehicle Smash

I-74 Crash: Dash-Cam Video Of Multi-Vehicle Smash

BETTENDORF, Iowa – To read about it is shocking enough. To see it, is frightening. KWQC has received permission to show dash-cam video from a witness of a multi-car crash on Interstate 74 that happened during the evening commute on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Davenport and Bettendorf Police were called to the accident at Interstate 74 and Spruce Hills Drive around 4:50 p.m. According to police, an eastbound Lexus LX 570 was going fast when it hit an eastbound Honda Accord. In the video from Andy Olson, the vehicle comes out of nowhere, on two wheels with sparks flying as it crashes in…

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Ross' Restaurant: Memories and what's next

A Quad Cities icon is on the move, and now fans of Ross' Restaurant are sharing their favorite memories of the location. "I lived here about 18 years and I've been coming to Ross' ever since. I've started taking my kids here and we still come here now and they're all adults,” said Scott Herkes, Ross’ customer. "Obviously everyone I've met they're like my family here customers, employees, everyone else,” said Alexis Hughes, Ross’ customer and former employee. Ross' has been around for 75 years in downtown Bettendorf. And now the restaurant is moving ou…

Quad-City Times LogoAldermen to tackle controversial one-ways

Aldermen to tackle controversial one-ways

Talk of converting 3rd and 4th streets from one-way to two-way streets is expected to come up at a Davenport City Council work session Saturday morning.

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Air conditioner unit stolen from East Moline schools

Police are looking at what led thieves to steal property from East Moline schools. It happened overnight in the 3400 block of Morton Drive. That's when East Moline schools say a large air conditioning unit was stolen from the food service warehouse of East Moline school district. A police report was filed. Superintendent Kristin Humphries says he thinks the thieves knew what they were doing and are selling the parts for scrap. "It is sad a school district with limited funds and we're losing an air conditioner but unfortunately you're seeing this happen other places in the Quad Citi…

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

WQAD.com LogoWhy spending $4.5 million for a Super Bowl ad spot just isn’t enough these days

Why spending $4.5 million for a Super Bowl ad spot just isn’t enough these days

By Paul R. La Monica NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Companies justify spending a whopping $4.5 million on a 30 second Super Bowl ad by touting how it’s the one time you can reach more than 100 million people. An added bonus? Those viewers aren’t feverishly hitting the fast forward button on their DVR remote to zoom past commercials. For many, the ads are more important than the game. But are we soon reaching the point where Super Bowl ads just won’t make any economic sense? The price of a commercial keeps going up. Will it be any surprise if they reach $5 million next year or i…

Quad-City Times LogoBallerinas to take flight at Q-C airport

Ballerinas to take flight at Q-C airport

For nearly 14 years, the Quad-City International Airport has displayed art works of varying mediums in its art gallery.

WQAD.com LogoNews 8’s Jason Fechner learns the best way to eat chicken wings

News 8’s Jason Fechner learns the best way to eat chicken wings

On Sunday during the Super Bowl, the National Chicken Council estimates that 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten. Goose from the Dwyer & Michaels morning show on 97X this week demonstrated his tried and true technique that has blown Jason Fechner’s mind: Have  a better technique? E-mail Jason at jason.fechner@wqad.com or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter! If you’d rather have boneless wings, here’s a recipe with a healthy spin that you can make at home.

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Fabulous Fryxell

It’s a special place! A museum at Augustana College where you can take a giant step back in time. Visiting the Fryxell Geology Museum is like a walk through Earth’s History. Doctor Fritiof Fryxell established the museum in 1929. He was a graduate and professor at Augustana. He also was awarded a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Chicago. When you enter the museum, a dinosaur discovered by Augustana Professor Doctor Bill Hammer awaits you. Hammer discovered the 22 foot long specimen in the high mountains of Antarctica in 1991. The dinosaur lived 195 million years ago. Look for t…

WQAD.com LogoWatch: Decorah eagles’ nest hijacked by Great Horned Owls

Watch: Decorah eagles’ nest hijacked by Great Horned Owls

As they prepare the nest for eggs expected in February, eagles on the nest in Decorah are now forced to defend it against Great Horned Owls. The camera was upgraded and the nest site was moved across the street from its former location for the 2015 nesting season. The first egg was expected sometime between mid-February and early March. Related: Live stream returns as Decorah eagles get nest ready for eggs Posts to the Raptor Resource Project Facebook page confirm the invasion of Great Horned Owls at the Decorah site. “A parent mounted a nest defense that temporarily drove the owls away, bu…

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Ross’ moving Magic Mountain to new Bettendorf location

Ross’ Restaurant will make way for a new Interstate 74 bridge by relocating in Bettendorf. The legendary diner plans to open in the former Frank’s Pizza location, 18th Street and 53rd Avenue, this July. On Friday, the familiar sign remains a real Bettendorf landmark. “I just feel like I’m at home,” said owner Cynthia Ross-Freidhof. And Ross’ Magic Mountain is the stuff of legends.  It’s been the meal of many a late night partier over the years. “It’s a first experience for some people, I’m sure,” said customer Linda Rinnert, Mu…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport Schools Receive More Threats

Davenport Schools Receive More Threats

DAVENPORT, Iowa – All buildings have been swept by police after the Davenport Community School District received threats on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Police were called and parents were sent the following statement: “Beginning at noon today the Davenport Community School District received four bomb threats via pre-recorded phone calls. The Davenport Police Department is onsite. All buildings are being swept as a precaution. No buildings are on lockdown.” KWQC-TV has been monitoring the situation.Just last week, the district received threatening pre-recorded calls.

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Pre-recorded threats called in to four Davenport school buildings

Bomb threats were phoned in, via pre-recorded messages, to four facilities in the Davenport Community School District. The calls were made at about noon Friday, January 30, 2015. District spokeswoman Dawn Saul said police were called and were sweeping the buildings, but there were no evacuations or lockdowns in place. Parents were notified via phone messages from the district’s auto-dial messaging system. “Beginning at noon today the Davenport Community School District received four bomb threats via pre-recorded phone calls,” the message to parents said.  “The Davenport Po…

WQAD.com LogoEast Moline daycare provider accused of hitting one-year-old

East Moline daycare provider accused of hitting one-year-old

An East Moline, Illinois woman faced criminal charges after she allegedly hit a one-year-old she cared for at her in-home daycare. Roxanne Coulson, 60, operated a licensed child care at her home according to East Moline Police Lt. Darren Gault.  Coulson was accused of hitting a one-year-old child in the face and neck.  The child was reportedly getting ongoing medical care; a report was filed with the Department of Children and Family Services, and East Moline Police investigators were contacted January 29, 2015. DCFS oversees daycare licensing in Illinois.  Online records showed Coulson was…

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Wind-Driven Snowfall Developing This Weekend

  Clouds will be increasing Saturday as our winter storm moves in from the southwest.  I expect most of Saturday to be dry until we enter the evening hours.  Daytime highs will climb around the mid to upper 30s by that afternoon.  Given the temperatures toward evening, moisture may begin briefly as a light rain/snow mix before it changes to all snow the rest of the night into Sunday. Accumulations of 3-5 inches is likely by Sunday morning with another 1-3 inches coming during the rest of the day.   The range of 4 to 6 inches looks good for our area with 6+ inches possible in spots, e…

Quad-City Times LogoPolice at Davenport high schools after bomb threats

Police at Davenport high schools after bomb threats

Davenport Police are on site at Davenport's Central, North and West high schools after the school district received threatening phone calls Friday, according to a school official.

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Man pleads guilty after convincing daughter to rob bank in Davenport

A Davenport man pleaded guilty after he was accused of making his daughter rob a local bank. Mercedes Griebe of Des Moines was 22 years old when she allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank branch at 4004 Northwest Boulevard in Davenport just before noon Friday, July 11, 2014. She was arrested a week later in Des Moines. Related:  Photos:  U.S. Bank robbed in Davenport Her father, 45-year-old Albert Griebe, was arrested two days later in connection with the robbery. State charges were later dismissed when Albert was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2014. Prosecutors said Albert admitted in f…

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Where Are You Watching The Super Bowl?

Take Our Poll   What are your plans on Sunday, February 1, 2015? Participate in our poll and see where everyone else will be this weekend.

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East Moline: Daycare Provider Charged With Abuse

“It’s certainly a every parent’s worst nightmare if they would have to face this type of situation,” said Lt. Darren Gault of the East Moline Police Department. Roxanne Coulson is in the Rock Island County Jail tonight, accused of hitting a one year-old-child at her facility. She’s charged with a class three felony of aggravated battery of a child and a class one misdemeanor of endangering the life and health of a child. The sixty-year-old voluntarily surrendered her day care license to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. She faces up to five y…

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Day care provider charged with hitting 1 year old

An East Moline woman was charged today in Rock Island County court for allegedly hitting a 1 year old child that was in her care as a daycare provider.On January 29, 2015, the East Moline Police Department received a report from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) regarding a possible child abuse case at an in-home daycare facility. The mother of the child had reported the complaint to DCFS. DCFS investigators and detectives from the East Moline Police Department conducted an investigation at the residential day care facility in East Moline.Roxanne Coulson, 60 was the operat…

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Greatest Grains

Greatest Grains is at 1600 Harrison Street in Davenport, Iowa.

WQAD.com LogoCollege students could be arrested for falling for work-at-home scam

College students could be arrested for falling for work-at-home scam

A work-at-home scam targeting college students through their school email is not only too good to be true, but it result in criminal prosecution. The scam offers a job in a company’s payroll or human resources department, in which the student worker makes a “payroll deposit” from the company into their personal bank account. Then they transfer the money to other accounts. “It seems like an easy job for a busy student, and you are tempted to accept the offer,” said a warning from the Better Business Bureau. The job is not only a scam, but it can actually involve the student worker in …

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Winter Storm Warning This Weekend

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for heavy snow in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday evening until 9 p.m. Sunday. According to the NWS, the heaviest snowfall will be along Highway 30 south To The I-80 corridor to near Highway 34. A Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are expected. That will make travel dangerous. The NWS recommends you only travel in an emergency. The KWQC First Alert Weather team says a rain/snow mix is expected in the Quad City are…

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Telemarketer’s call helps save woman being attacked

LINN COUNTY, Oregon — A telemarketer making a sales call heard a woman hundreds of miles away being attacked. According to KLAS, the victim didn’t even know her phone was ringing. It all happened when a telemarketer with Americare Health and Nutrition placed the call from her call center in Las Vegas to a woman in Oregon. The phone picked up the call, but the woman never said hello. Tina Garcia, a telemarketing supervisor at the call center, said they heard screaming on the other end along with the sound of blows, as if she were getting punched. They asked if the woman was ok, but got no r…

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Aliens and Androids on Display at the Putnam

Quad Citians have a chance to see aliens and androids this weekend at the Putnam Museum. The exhibit Alien Worlds and Androids kicks off on Saturday, January 31, 2014. Tech fans got a sneak peak inside the museum on January 21, 2015. Visitors can learn how scientists search for alien life beyond Planet Earth. They can also learn about the technologies that scientists use to explore the solar system. The exhibit has nine different areas that highlight the scientist’s findings. The museum runs through May 25, 2015. For more information about the exhibit, click here. Tickets for non members…

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Another Possible Case Of The Mumps In The QCA

Officials say there’s another possible case of the mumps in the QCA. A letter sent to parents of students at United Township High School outlines symptoms of the illness and how it’s transmitted. It also encourages parents to make sure students are up to date on vaccinations. This comes about a week after a suspected case at John Deere Middle School in Moline. Parents with kids who go to school there also received informational letters about the illness.

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Big Game winter driving concerns

The potential for fresh snow on the ground during the big game Sunday has police officers worried that an already dangerous driving weekend could be worse. Chris Langlois shows us the mixture of slick roads and drinking alcohol can be a deadly combination. It's one of the biggest weekends for parties, celebrations, and with that -- consuming alcohol.  And the Iowa State Patrol says adding some rough weather to the mix can make a bad situation worse. “Sometimes the little weather causes a bigger problem because you don't notice the conditions changing or a little sleet or a lit…

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SAU Students Help Put Deflate-Gate to the Test

With the Super Bowl just around the corner and people still talking about the “Deflate-Gate” controversy, TV6 decided to get in on the conversation. Just for fun, we enlisted the help of a handful of members of the SAU football team for an unscientific experiment – can one person deflate 11 footballs in 90 seconds? In our test, it took just more than 1:22 to complete the task. For more, watch the video above.  …

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Possible Case of Mumps in QC

The United Township High School superintendent sends students and parents a letter Thursday night, warning that a person at the school may have contracted a case of the mumps. This is a contagious disease that's caused by the mumps virus, and typically starts with a fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of appetite.   Experts say the best way to protect your family from getting the mumps is to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccinations. For more information, you are being advised to contact the Rock Island County Health Department: 309-794-7080.

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Muscatine man faces federal charges for child pornography

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man is in custody following an international investigation accusing him of child pornography.

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Chef Toby shares secrets for tasty healthier game-day snacks

You won’t feel cheated – or like you’re cheating – with these healthier choices for game day!  Try Chef Toby’s recipes for chilled spinach dip with grilled crostini and raw vegetables, boneless Buffalo wings with bleu cheese Greek yogurt dressing, and chipotle turkey burger sliders. Boneless Buffalo Wings: 2 pounds of chicken tenderloins 1/4 cup flour 4 eggs 2 cups bread crumbs 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning 1-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce Dipping sauce: 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream 1/2 cup bleu chees…

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The Pledge from Mrs. Determan’s class at Whittier Elementary

Kindergarteners from Mrs. Determan’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Whittier Elementary School in Clinton. Submit your school to participate in the Daily Pledge – click here. …

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WQAD.com LogoWinter storm could bring biggest snow of the season

Winter storm could bring biggest snow of the season

11:00am Update – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Saturday afternoon through Sunday. This is in advance of a system that could bring more than 6 inches of snow to the region. Should conditions continue to appear likely for significant snowfall, the watches will be turned into warnings as early as late tonight. Conditions will be very poor, especially Saturday night through midday Sunday. -ES Original Post: Officially, the Quad Cities’ biggest snow fell on Monday January 5th when 5.6 inches came down. It appears that this weekend’s sn…

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No injuries reported in RI house fire

A fire that broke out Wednesday night at a Rock Island home was caused by a faulty extension cord, according to fire officials.

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Super forecast it isn't: Winter storm watch issued for weekend

UPDATE: Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. A winter storm watch goes in effect at 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday as a developing winter storm system is expected to spread snow across the area.

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MLB Commissioner Selig's winning legacy

WASHINGTON -- The business of baseball and the nation's business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. The Washington Senators were run by Clark Griffith, who said: "Fans like home runs, and we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans." Today, however, Washington's team is a model of best practices. The government? Less so.

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Letter: There'll never be another like Ernie Banks again

He was Mr. Cub. He was all the good that was baseball. He was the shining example parents could hold out to their children as to what they should strive to be in their lives. He was a hero, back when we could call our sports guys heroes. Hero meant integrity, morals, sportsmanship, fair play, talent, loyalty, absolute love for the game and they played their hearts out. That's what the fans got to see, those guys giving their all and we loved it and it made us proud and happy. There were more guys like him back then, but he stood out. He was our guy, our Mr. Cub, and we knew he wouldn't let us …

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Letter: Senior citizen urges R.I. to buy a leaf vacuum

The city of Rock Island needs to buy a leaf pick-up machine like Moline has. Moline residents only have to rake leaves to the curb and the machine picks them up. We Rock Island residents must rake and bag leaves and put them on the curb for pick up. For senior citizens unable to do this themselves it becomes quite costly.

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Letter: Banks' death means she'll never meet her hero

A dream of mine ended with the death of Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub. I always wished to meet him one day in person. A neighbor once told he met him walking down the street in Chicago. He was as friendly to him as if he was the great Jackie Robinson.

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Rocky Swimming celebrates senior night with win

Rocks best Moline 119-69…

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Maroon defense leads the way to another Western Big 6 win

Moline bests Alleman 37-24…

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Lady Rock claim share of Western Big 6 title

Rocks best United Township 64-61…

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Sherrard Knocks Off Top Ranked Lady Prophets

The Sherrard Tigers win a thriller over Prophetstown, 48-46.

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Pleasant Valley Girls Hitting Their Stride

Pleasant Valley Spartans are state ranked for the first time since 2010-2011.  They are playing well at the best time of year, winning 9 of their last 10.  They play rival Bettendorf on Friday (1/30).

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Anti-domestic violence PSA to air during Super Bowl

More than 100 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. Those that do will also see the first-ever Super Bowl commercial about domestic violence. Scroll down to watch the video. The PSA was done by a campaign called No More that focuses on ending domestic violence and sexual assault. In the ad, a woman calls 911 and orders a pizza. Based on a real 911 call, the dispatcher eventually figures out something is wrong.  “When I started in this over 20 years ago, there was a woman, a report said there was a woman being beaten in the United States every 18 seconds. Tod…

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Inside the Gates: Enlisted Aid

Carefully cleaning, cooking, and planning, for some these are just chores.  But for a select few soldiers in the military, it's their proud duty. CBS4 takes you inside the gates at the Rock Island Arsenal where one enlisted aid works behind the scenes to make everything on the surface absolute perfection. "I like all of my jobs. They were all tough, but I like all of them," said Sophia Bulham, Master Sergeant enlisted aide. for Commanding General O'Connel.From a platoon sergeant, to an enlisted aide, Master Sergeant Sophia Bulham has a distinguished and dedicated career o…





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