Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
The Illowa Bi-State Chess Club is hosting an open house and meet-and-greet for those interested in playing chess or learning more about the game on from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the club's new home at St. Alban’s Episcopal…
Gilda’s Club Quad-Cities, in partnership with Living Proof Exhibit and sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Trinity, is hosting a free workshop called Creative Sessions for Kids, featuring Gaye Shannon Burnett from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Gilda’s Club, 1234 E. River…
Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and WQPT-TV have received a $207,000 grant from the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service targeting school readiness and K-12 success through the AmeriCorps Program.
A free 1920s-style, nine-on-nine flag football game will be played Sunday at Douglas Park, 18th Avenue and 10th Street, Rock Island.
The Scott County Regional Authority online grant application is now available for the fall 2016 grant cycle. Fall cycle applications are for programs or projects to be completed between Dec. 1, 2016, and Nov. 30, 2017.
After earning Big Sky Freshman of the year at Montana State, Tyler Hall is working on getting better this off season.
Muscatine returns a starting quarterback, running back and several other key pieces to a team that made it to the playoffs last season. This year the Muskies will have to be on their "A" game from the start of district play if they want to get back to the post season.
Ordinarily one would expect a U.S. senator who is among the most vulnerable incumbents to be especially careful of what he says with less than two months before voters go to the polls.
Donald Trump's "pivot," desperately hoped for by sane Republicans, was over before it began. He couldn't pretend to be inclusive and statesmanlike for two days in a row if his life depended on it.
When summer starts drawing to a close, mid-level chaos erupts in my neighborhood. This year, my regular antagonists have teamed up with a host of new troublemakers:
I just received the latest of Mike Smiddy's propaganda. He goes to great lengths to point out that he "refused to support an unbalanced budget."
It broke my heart to read the article in which the Muslim child was preparing for the chance that she might be taken away.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 25 the 238th day of 2016.There is 128 days left in the year.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Rock Island Arsenal Development Group (RIADG) generates hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for the Rock Island Arsenal by leasing office spaces on the island.
There are currently 23 tenants leasing office spaces through the RIADG that provide 113 people with jobs in the Quad Cities.
Local city leaders now say the future of those properties and jobs is uncertain, which is why they’re urging state and U.S. lawmakers for their support.
“We’re getting down to crunch time here and we’ll see if we can get some new legislation,
BOSTON (AP) — Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.
HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world's longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents have joined Chicago police and fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that killed four, including three children.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved a $5.4 billion budget on Wednesday that relies on increased property taxes and additional state funding that is far from certain.
PARIS (AP) — France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that he says supports radicalized Islam.
MOLINE, Illinois - It's been a long process to bring new life to the old Aldi building.
"This is a really interesting development agreement in that were just using the city of Moline property tax, new sales tax that's generated from the tenants that go in there and were creating a business improvement district," said Ray Forsythe, Planning & Development Director.
The old building is going to be turned into new retail space.
"Were gonna divide this up into probably 7 or 8 retail stalls it's gonna have a campus feel," said Dan Dolan, Owner/Developer, Plaza on the Avenue.
Right next door t
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - A Davenport veteran says he fought off an attacker.
71-year-old Joe Henson likes to do some gambling here and there.
"Sometimes it`s fun to do, it wasn`t on Friday night as it turns out," said Henson
However, when he went to play at a QC Mart in Rock Island he got more than slots and video poker.
"I was standing at the machine where you cash out your tickets to get my money, I was getting ready to leave and I noticed a guy looking in the window," said Henson.
Henson thought the guy was just being nosy. So he cashed in his ticket and just as he grabbed his cash, "That
VILLAGE OF EAST DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Village of East Davenport is a hub for historic buildings. But today, August 24, 2016, two historic homes on the 2100 block of 12th St. saw their end, making way for apartment and retail.
“Those old buildings on 12th Street, they were in pretty sorry shape,” said Stephanie Sellers, co-owner of ‘Brew’ in the Village.
Sellers and Rita Beranek, owner of ‘The Herb Cellar,’ also in the Village, say the buildings’ demolition is step in the right direction.
“It shows that we’re a very viable area,” Beranek said.
‘The Herb Cell
Result: Hosting Cedar Rapids shut out the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-0 in Class A Midwest League action at Perfect Game Field. The game was delayed by a thunderstorm and finished in rainfall.
ONEIDA -- Coming off a three-year coaching hiatus, Mid-County's Gary Denhart was able to enjoy a moderately successful return to the sidelines last fall.
ORION -- The Orion volleyball team may have something of a new look to it, but its dreams are just as big as last season's club.
ROCK ISLAND — The Center for Living Arts is partnering with Augustana College to launch a local version of The Penguin Project this fall.
Sept. 1-3: Chief Blackhawk Fall International Motorcycle Meet: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 815-878-3800, chiefblackhawk.org.
The Urban Exposure Independent Film Project will hold premiere screenings of its student short films tonight at 6 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.
-- What: Quad City Theatre Workshop's "Inheritors."
Putnam Museum Hack Tour
Veteran bluesman Walter Trout is glad to be alive. The 65-year-old (who underwent a liver transplant in 2014) will perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Tickets are $22.
Watch a preview of Maquoketa’s upcoming football season
The Quad-Cities area is well represented in the first Illinois Associated Press prep polls that were released Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) – Higher prices and fewer choices on the Illinois “Obamacare” marketplace will make choosing a health plan for 2017 a potentially frustrating experience for families who buy their own coverage.
The Illinois Department of Insurance released information Wednesday on rates it submitted to federal officials. Statewide, the average rate increase for a typical benchmark plan is 29 percent.
Eight counties will have only one company selling individual coverage. Major insurers have left the Illinois exchange and Land of Lincoln Health is folding. Many parts of the state w
PORT BYRON — The Riverdale School Board on Monday approved the district’s 2016-17 tentative budget.
Game show host Monty Hall is 95. Actor Sean Connery is 86. Actor Page Johnson is 86. TV personality Regis Philbin is 85. Actor Tom Skerritt is 83. Jazz musician Wayne Shorter is 83. Movie director Hugh Hudson is 80.…
ELDRIDGE, Iowa — The North Scott School District is rolling out four points of emphasis for teachers this school year, including one that aims to standardize how teachers assign homework.
"We absolutely have homework. We believe in independent practice and students practicing what they've learned to truly understand and not just memorize it," said Joe Stutting, Superintendent of Schools for the North Scott School District.
Teaches will only assign homework on topics that have already been taught in the classroom. It's a policy that may seem obvious, but by clarifying, administration hopes i
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says a pending move by Illinois’ largest public-pension fund could increase the state’s required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars.
It says that would have a “devastating impact” on education and social services.
The Teachers Retirement System board is scheduled to vote Friday on whether to adjust its expected rate of return on investments.
The action comes as pension systems nationwide report lackluster returns. Analysts and rating agencies are pressuring them to lower assumptions to ensure there’s enough money to pay be
The Scott County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced it has concluded its investigation of a July 19 shooting at 1610 Rockingham Road involving two Davenport police officers.
Cordova, Illinois – (KWQC) It’s been several months since the decision was made to move the World Series of Drag Racing to Memphis, Tennessee, from Cordova. But residents are still feeling the frustration in the small QCA town. The the World Series of Drag racing was a tradition to many in Cordova, bringing in 15,000 fans annually for 6 decades.
“It goes back to my high school days,” said Sue Kofoid, who grew up going to the International Speedway. “Back in the 60’s we would drive over here from Mendota, and we’ve here, and we’ve gone to the dr
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CHICAGO (AP) — Higher prices and fewer choices on the Illinois marketplace under President Barack Obama's health insurance law will make choosing a plan for 2017 a potentially frustrating experience for families who buy their own coverage, according to information…
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — Rock Island Police responded to a fatal shooting Tuesday night and now the victims family speaks out.
D-Mar De-Angelo Bester was shot and found in the 1200 block of 11th street. Police say the shooting cost Bester his life.
Bester’s mother, Othea Stevenson got the call late at night. In a rush she grabbed her belongings, jumped in a car, and made the four hour drive hoping to see her son.
When Stevenson arrived in town she found out her son was dead.
“I started praying immediately and assuming that he was alive, but those mixed emotions. You go th
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A Moline man accused of fatally shooting one person and seriously wounding another has added an alibi as a possible part of his defense.
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Mercado on Fifth, the Quad-Cities' newest farmers market, is slated to kick off this weekend.
It's the end of an era in Aledo, Illinois, where three independent pharmacies are consolidating under a new owner.
Next month, Stuts Drug Store, Wagner Pharmacy, and McKnight Pharmacy will join together to form Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy. The store will be located in the current Stuts Drug Store building.
All three pharmacists will continue to work at the new store.
"Times change, and I just have felt like it is time," said Dave McKnight, the owner of McKnight Pharmacy since 1978.
The men say the rapidly changing healthcare field has made it harder for independent pharmacies to keep up. Techno
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – With assistance from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has concluded the investigation of the officer-involved shooting that occurred in July.
The shooting that involved a Davenport Police Department officer occurred on July 19, 2016, at 1610 Rockingham Rd. After officials reviewed the case with Scott County Attorney Mike Walton, they filed criminal charges against Rodricco Radell Parks Jr. of Davenport. Those charges include assault on a Police Officer with a dangerous weapon (Class D Felony) and 2nd degr
MOLINE – The Quad City Mallards signed forward Justin Kovacs, a 5-foot, 11-inch, 193-pound native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) – With school officially in session the Davenport Police Department is patrolling school speed zones making sure that drivers are adhering to the law. Officer Sam Miller has been with the department for 12 years and patrols several school speed zones on a daily basis.
“We use unmarked vehicles in the traffic safety unit and the purpose of that is because we don’t want drivers to change their behavior when they see a police car.”
The school speed zone is 25 miles per hour from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Miller said it’s important to adhere
Throw on the shoulder pads. Strap on the helmet. Buckle up the chin strap.
CAMDEN, N.J. – A New Jersey man has been charged with murder after he punched a toddler to death during a fight with the child’s mother over groceries, according to prosecutors.
Zachary Tricoche, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday.
Tricoche, 24, allegedly delivered the crushing blow after getting into a fight with his girlfriend about the food she brought back from the grocery store.
His girlfriend’s son, 2-year-old Jamil Baskerville Jr., was sitting on a bed nearby and began crying. Tricoche then punched him so hard the boy flew off the b
ROCK ISLAND — The scores Alleman senior Conner Boyd produced as a junior-varsity golfer two years ago revealed the level of his game.
DAVENPORT, Iowa-- It's something they hope never happens. But when it does, they need to be ready.
"Hands down, our goal is to save lives, no doubt about it, no questions," says Davenport Police Department Lieutenant Greg Behning.
In especially dangerous situations where the suspect could be armed, DPD calls in a special swat team called the Emergency Services Team or EST.
"The vast majority of our operations are warrant services. But we've seen barricades rising up a little bit," says Behning.
EST is made up of highly trained officers with special tools to get the job done with as little har
MOLINE — The culture and diversity of a Mexican open-air market, or mercado, comes to the Quad-Cities on Friday.
Another big motorsports event is heading to Cordova International Raceway when FocusFest comes to town Sept. 2-4. This is a major gathering of car lovers who have one thing in common – their love of the Ford Focus.
Head football coaches from Alleman, Rock Island and Augustana will share jokes and stories each Friday at the Rock Island-Milan Booster Club Quarterback Club Luncheon. The event will run at least through Oct. 21 and takes place at Moose Club,…
Madison Keys is ranked in the top 10 in the world, a Grand Slam semifinalist who just played for an Olympic bronze medal and has earned career prize money of well over $4 million.
The mother of a young man shot to death in Rock Island is calling on parents, clergy, ministers, and elected officials to get involved to try and curb the gun violence that killed her son.
"I am calling on pastors, ministers, priests, brothers, to all come together. Find me. Come to me. I need you. I'm a Christian, reaching out for help. We need to stop this violence,"said Othea Stevenson.
Her son, Demar Bester, 24, of Rock Island was shot to death Tuesday night around 10:30 pm in the west side neighborhood where he grew up.
She received a call from her crying daughter around 11 o'clock that
SILVIS — Deer Valley Villas keeps growing.
ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island residents could see an extra $40 a year in fees if a mandatory curbside recycling program begins in 2017.
PORT BYRON — State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, wants to end food and travel perks given to legislators.
Jack D. Stark, 87, of Rock Island, formerly of Milan, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.
Sandra Alice Lind Lenz passed away Aug. 20, 2016, in La Grange, Ill.
Marjorie Koch, 88, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Merle Elizabeth Henning, a longtime resident of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at the age of 91, at OSF St. Mary's Medical Center, Galesburg.
Unbelievable! Just left @kokomospeedway and found an entire Starbucks displaced by tornado! Hope everyone is ok! pic.twitter.com/PR3GwexNb0
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) August 24, 2016
KOKOMO, Ind. – Race car driver Conor Daly was in Kokomo, Indiana, to attend a memorial for driver Bryan Clauson when severe storms hit central Indiana on Wednesday.
A tornado warning was issued for Howard County, and everyone at the Kokomo Speedway was ordered to seek shelter, according to WXIN.
A tornado hit the ground near Markland Mall and completely dismantled a Starbucks coffee shop.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island Auction Company is getting national attention for a rare item that is for sale in the Quad Cities. It’s a knife that was given to President Teddy Roosevelt in 1909, just before he left office.
According to the description on the auction house site, the knife is intricately sculpted in gold and platinum including a detailed handle depicting an eagle head with red garnet eyes. It also has Roosevelt’s initials featured on the piece.
Laurence Thompson with the Rock Island Auction Company says they got this rare item by chance.
DAVENPORT — Someone ran into the back of a Davenport Community School District bus Wednesday morning and fled the scene, according to police.
The hit-and-run happened around 8:23 a.m. at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and 29th Street. No one was injured as a result of the crash. Police said the suspect vehicle was an SUV and that it has been located. The accident remains under investigation. No charges had been filed as of late Wednesday afternoon.
CHICAGO (AP) — Higher prices and fewer choices on the Illinois "Obamacare" marketplace will make choosing a health plan for 2017 a potentially frustrating experience for families who buy their own coverage.
MUSCATINE — Two of the three suspects arrested after a home burglary in Fruitland in June have pleaded guilty and will serve jail sentences, according to the Muscatine County Attorney’s office.
Devin Ganzer, 21, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree robbery and 1st degree burglary for his role in the crime. His plea agreement calls for him to serve a prison term not to exceed 35 years. He will be eligible for parole after seven years.
Lance K. Moeller, 25, pleaded guilty to the same offenses as Ganzer, as well as a new charge of tampering with a witness. He admitted to using harassment in a
WASHINGTON– After more than a decade of fighting, 80-year-old Wanda Witter finally proved she was owed nearly $100,000 from Social Security.
She moved to Washington D.C. in the 1990s, but when she couldn’t find a job, she ended up living on the streets. Years later, she started accepting Social Security benefits, but the check amounts were never the same, The Washington Post reported this week.
Witter made countless calls, yet couldn’t get any answers. In the meantime, she refused to cash the checks.
“If I just cashed them, who would believe me that they were wrong
If you're not getting enough dandelions and acorns in your diet, Chuck Wester has a solution for you.
Ah, September — the summer's brutal heat and hectic schedules packed with ballgames, vacations and get-togethers are winding down, just in time for school, fall sports and outside chores to pick up.
Four-year-old Henry Woodward and his mom, Kim, have made it to all but one of the Toddler Tales program at the Nahant Marsh Education Center in Davenport this summer. Even before the program, the two have visited the area.
I'm not sure if it's my obsession with crafting or my love of HGTV, but I can't get enough of handmade decorations. Big or small, fall or spring, I want to make it all. I love turning the pages of…
The Quad Cities Food Hub knows that many area farmers are outstanding in their fields. That's one reason it's in the second year of hosting a "Farm to Table Dinner." The next one is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21.
When the city of Galesburg hosts the second annual Monarch Migration Festival later this month, the celebration will be more than just a fun day that honors the orange and black butterfly; it’s about raising awareness about the importance of…
When I turned 35, I was a guy with a more than full-time job, a mortgage, two young kids who weren't quite ready for bicycle camping and a wife who wasn't too crazy about being a single parent for long…
There aren't many rules on sleepover nights with my niece, Marley, but there is one that must never be broken: There must always, always be a doughnut in the house for breakfast the next morning.
In another profession, if you're asked to wash your hair, you may take offense. But when you write for Radish, you know that there's probably another reason behind the request, and it has nothing to do with your hygiene.
Calling all raw food lovers! Need a break from preparing every meal you eat? You now can find a growing number of options outside of your home.
KOKOMO, Ind. (KWQC/WTHR) – Emergency crews are canvassing a neighborhood after storms flattened a Starbucks coffee shop Wed., Aug. 24, 2016. An eyewitness told NBC affiliate WTHR that he captured the collapse on his cell phone and then ran over to help. He says there were people inside the building, but they all managed to get out unhurt.
WTHR reports there were thunderstorm and tornado warnings issued around 3 p.m. local time. It also says emergency crews moved to check on a nearby neighborhood that appears to have damage as well.
“We are always working toward health or illness.”
Somewhere along the line, I developed a fear of doing things wrong. Maybe it was sparked while holding a flashlight for my dad so he could work under the hood of a car. “Can’t you even hold a flashlight right?”…
LAWLER, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a man who had called 911 to report his car being swept up in floodwaters as storms deluged northeast Iowa.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported (http://bit.ly/2bPJ5fS ) that the man’s body was found just before 1 p.m. Wednesday less than half a mile from where his car was found just north of Lawler.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s body was found on the ground where floodwaters from the Little Turkey River had receded. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of h
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A black teenager who was shown on video getting thrown down by a white police officer in Iowa received thousands of dollars to keep quiet about a settlement he received.
After resolving his federal lawsuit for $95,000, the city of Waterloo negotiated an extra $5,000 payment to Malcolm Anderson last month in exchange for guarantees that the 19-year-old and his attorney would not have press conferences, make disclosures to civil rights groups or mention the deal on social media.
The Associated Press obtained the confidentiality agreement from the city under the Iowa open
O’FALLON, IL (KTVI) - Michael and Desiree Daley are looking for answers after their dog, Demon, died after a grooming appointment at the PetSmart in O'Fallon, Illinois.
"Somebody has to give me answers" said Daley. "He was healthy when I dropped him off, he wasn’t healthy when I picked him up. I need to know what happened. How does a dog go for a bath and nail trims and never come home, I don’t get it" she said.
Daley says when she went to pickup her three dogs on Saturday, two of them were fine, but she noticed something different about Demon.
"He was labored breathing, he could
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- While some use T-shirts, hats and yard signs to support their favorite presidential candidate, one St. Petersburg man is taking it a step further.
He got tattooed for Trump.
"This is the first time in my life I have had a choice," said Sean (he asked that his last name not be used).
"I can vote for another career politician or a citizen, a businessman, someone who knows problems and is known for solving problems."
Joshua Dunlap, owner of Sun Coast Tattoos on St. Pete Beach, did the tattoo. He has inked portrait tattoos before, but nothing quite like this.
"I was reall