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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Chance of showers, Turnbuckle fest and new Iowa governor

Noon update: Chance of showers, Turnbuckle fest and new Iowa governor

WQAD.com Logo‘Top Gun’ sequel is ‘definitely happening,’ Tom Cruise says

‘Top Gun’ sequel is ‘definitely happening,’ Tom Cruise says

SAN DIEGO – Tom Cruise confirmed a sequel to “Top Gun” is in the works. The actor made the announcement Tuesday on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.” When asked by a host if he could confirm rumors of a “Top Gun 2,” Cruise responded, “it’s true.” WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7 pic.twitter.com/X17xvxz4Q4 — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017 “It’s happening, it is definitely happening,” he added. The actor said he will start filming …

WQAD.com LogoChild porn conviction results in six-year prison term for Davenport man

Child porn conviction results in six-year prison term for Davenport man

DAVENPORT — A Davenport man was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison on child pornography charges following an FBI investigation. Jason M. Mower, 43, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 23 in U.S. District Court to 80 months in prison after being found guilty of possessing child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. According to court records, Mower was a member of an online child porn site. An investigation into that site led the FBI to conduct a search warrant of Mower’s Davenport residence in 2015. Investigators discovered more tha…

Quad-City Times LogoFirst-ever Turnbuckle Fest mixes comedy and music

First-ever Turnbuckle Fest mixes comedy and music

The lineup for the first-ever Turnbuckle Comedy and Music Festival at Codfish Hollow Barn on Friday and Saturday, turned out to be much more comedy than music.

WVIK LogoDavenport Students Pre-Approved for Apprenticeship Programs

Davenport Students Pre-Approved for Apprenticeship Programs

An extra benefit is now available for participants in the Davenport School District's Student Built Home Program. In addition to a variety of skills, the students are now considered pre-approved for apprenticeship programs.

WQAD.com LogoBranstad era ends, Reynolds becomes Iowa’s 1st female governor

Branstad era ends, Reynolds becomes Iowa’s 1st female governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After more than 22 years as Iowa governor, Terry Branstad is set to resign and be sworn in as ambassador to China. Branstad will resign at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday in his formal office at the Iowa Capitol. He will then be sworn in as ambassador by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Steven Colloton. Soon after, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be sworn in as the 43rd governor of Iowa at a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. She will be sworn in by Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds photo from ltgovernor.iowa.gov The 70-year-old Branstad …

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: 360° view of the New River Gorge Bridge Walk, 851 feet in the air

GMQC Road Trip: 360° view of the New River Gorge Bridge Walk, 851 feet in the air

Desktop users – click the image for the 360 view. Mobile users – hold down the image to be taken to the 360 view. …

WQAD.com LogoMultiple pets die in Rock Island house fire

Multiple pets die in Rock Island house fire

Fire in Rock Island, May 24th. WQAD photo ROCK ISLAND — Multiple pets died in a house fire southeast of the Broadway District. Firefighters were called to 9th Avenue and 23rd Street around 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 24th. Two people who were inside the home were able to escape, according to a firefighter on scene.  There were also four pets inside, three died, one was revived. Crews said they arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor.  They were still on scene as of 9:30 a.m. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents.

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Photojournalists Brandon and Cameron attempt the Bridge Walk

GMQC Road Trip: Photojournalists Brandon and Cameron attempt the Bridge Walk

Related: GMQC Road Trip: Eric performs daring stunt in West Virginia…

WQAD.com LogoTeachers caught on camera throwing punches in front of class

Teachers caught on camera throwing punches in front of class

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Middle school students screamed in class as a teacher and a staff member got into a fist fight right in front of their desks. The brawl happened on May 19th at Stone Mountain Middle School, which is northeast of downtown Atlanta. DeKalb County Schools Public Information Officer Andre Riley says the teacher and paraprofessional were arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. Their identities have not been released. A student recorded most of the fight on her cell phone. The women are throwing punches and pulling hair, and another adult has to get …

WQAD.com LogoGraco recalls 25,000 car seats that may not restrain child in a crash

Graco recalls 25,000 car seats that may not restrain child in a crash

Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. The model impacted is the Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraint. The company says the seat webbing may not restrain the child in the event of a crash. The model numbers impacted are:  1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. Graco says it will notify owners who are registered owners of the car seats. Dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer …

Quad-City Times LogoFloodgates going up Friday in Clinton

Floodgates going up Friday in Clinton

Floodgates are going up in Clinton because of rising Mississippi River levels.

WQAD.com LogoDay after Senate budget vote, GOP tries to push Rauner plan

Day after Senate budget vote, GOP tries to push Rauner plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly is back to work after the Senate approved a major spending package. Eyes are back on to the Senate on Wednesday to see how negotiations will shape up between majority Democrats and Republicans over issues important to Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate approved a $5.4 billion tax increase for a $37.3 billion spending plan Tuesday. Republicans said Democrats were walking away from attempts to trade a tax increase for a local property tax freeze and Rauner-demanded reductions in the cost of the workers’ compensation system. The Republica…

WQAD.com LogoDivision and W. 3rd Streets in Davenport reopened after crash

Division and W. 3rd Streets in Davenport reopened after crash

Update: The road has reopened to normal traffic, according to the Traffic Safety Bureau. ________________________ Original:  DAVENPORT — Drivers are being asked to avoid the area of Division Street and West 3rd Street because of a crash. The roadway is expected to be reopened between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., according to an alert from Lt. Shawn Voigts with the Traffic Safety Bureau. In a statement Voigts said, “the morning commute will be disrupted.” There were no details available on what happened in the crash or if there were any injuries.  …

Quad-City Times LogoUpdate: Division Street reopened after crash

Update: Division Street reopened after crash

Update at 7:48 a.m.: Division Street has been reopened to traffic.

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Eric performs daring stunt in West Virginia

GMQC Road Trip: Eric performs daring stunt in West Virginia

Click here for more information about the West Virginia Bridge Walk Tour …

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Meteorologists are never there when you really need them…

GMQC Road Trip: Meteorologists are never there when you really need them…

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Take them home, where they belong

GMQC Road Trip: Take them home, where they belong

WQAD.com LogoEast Moline Gets Big Backing from Local Bank

East Moline Gets Big Backing from Local Bank

EAST MOLINE- The city is supposed to get its first two hotels with 'The Bend' project. Developers have broken ground on a $75 million project at the site of the old Case New Holland plant. Three apartment complexes and two Hyatt hotels are supposed to be built. Thursday, May 18, new Mayor Reggie Freeman was our guest on Good Morning Quad Cities' Breakfast With segment. Even though the project has been years in the making, he says he's very confident the development will get done. "If Triumph Bank wasn't confident in it happening and approving the monies to help that development go with loanin…

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: No trip is complete without MmmBop

GMQC Road Trip: No trip is complete without MmmBop

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Check out our digs in the Shabbona Creek RV

GMQC Road Trip: Check out our digs in the Shabbona Creek RV

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Sing-along to Holiday Road with Eric Sorensen

GMQC Road Trip: Sing-along to Holiday Road with Eric Sorensen

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Fog, lane closures and a vet's park fight

Rick's Six: Fog, lane closures and a vet's park fight

1. Patchy fog starts our Wednesday…

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 3 – New River Gorge, West Virginia

GMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 3 – New River Gorge, West Virginia

Watch Now: Good Morning QC It’s now Day three of the travelers’ road trip. Photojournalists Brandon Green and Cameron Jacobs are traveling with Eric Sorensen, scoping out the best vacation spots for the summer. Destination No. 3 – New River Gorge, West Virginia.  They have now traveled 2,018 miles. In the plans for this destination are the New River Gorge Bridge Walk and a chat with some of the folks at the tourism office. GMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 1 – Norfolk, Virginia GMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 2 – Charleston, South Carolina…

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

WQAD.com LogoThose spotty showers are still possible this afternoon

Those spotty showers are still possible this afternoon

  We can’t seem to shake these spotty showers! A few sprinkles or showers are possible today, and it’s going to stay cool with highs in the mid 60s. You may also run into a bit of patchy fog this morning. At least we could see some more peeks of sunshine through the clouds by the afternoon. Any showers will be short lived this evening, and we’ll also see some more clouds clearing tonight. Overnight lows will fall into the upper 40s. It’s looking much brighter tomorrow! More sunshine will be gracing us, and we’re finally going to warm up back into the low 70s.

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Who's in the news? Karen Allison

Karen Allison has been hired as the new principal at Hoover Elementary School in Bettendorf beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

WQAD.com LogoLady Rocks roll in Regional opener

Lady Rocks roll in Regional opener

Rock Island bests Pekin in Regional opener.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo bests Dunlap for Sweet 16 berth

Geneseo bests Dunlap for Sweet 16 berth

Geneseo gets a pair of goals from Lainie Dahl to best Dunlap 2-0.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf edges Assumption with last minute goal

Bettendorf edges Assumption with last minute goal

Alina Steffen's goal with 28 seconds left in regulation gives Bettendorf a 1-0 victory over Assumption and a share of the MAC title.

WQAD.com LogoDespite no budget, Illinois House has spent only six hours in May session

Despite no budget, Illinois House has spent only six hours in May session

MOLINE - Six hours, that's how much time the Illinois House has formally spent in session so far in May. "It's ridiculous," said Illinois resident, Kathy Nobiling. You would think lawmakers would be working non-stop, considering the state is going on two years without a budget. The Illinois Policy Institute is a government watchdog group. It looked into the hours and while some work has been done behind closed doors or in committees in Springfield, the group says it's not enough. "They can have lots of closed doors meetings, they can have lots of debate, but in the end, you know we need to se…

WQAD.com LogoHampton Illinois trustees make new ordinance that stings for beekeepers

Hampton Illinois trustees make new ordinance that stings for beekeepers

HAMPTON, Illinois-- Armed with only his smoker in hand, beekeeper Gary Anderson heads out to tend to 70,000 of his buzzing friends. Gary has been keeping bees for five years, and now he has 51 hives total. He keeps the majority out in the country for honey harvest, but he has two in his Hampton Illinois backyard. But that's all about to change. "I feel sorry for everybody else that wants to keep bees or have thought about it. Well, now they can't in Hampton. Hampton village trustees told beekeepers to buzz off. They voted Monday night to write an ordinance that makes it illegal to keep bees i…

WQAD.com LogoTenant finds human remains in cellar of woman who vanished in 1988

Tenant finds human remains in cellar of woman who vanished in 1988

SPANISH FORK, Utah -- Nearly 30 years after she went missing, Spanish Fork Police are hopeful they’ve found the remains of Peggy Sue Case buried in a backyard shed. “The tenant who was moving out this morning was removing some items from the cement cellar in the backyard,” explained Lt. Matt Johnson with Spanish Fork Police. “He became somewhat curious and he and the individual with him decided to dig and remove some of the soil.” Lt. Johnson told KSTU the tenant first got the idea to dig after a neighbor had told him that a woman living in the home had gone missing back in 1988. …

WQAD.com LogoHomeless man who aided Manchester Arena attack victims hailed as hero

Homeless man who aided Manchester Arena attack victims hailed as hero

MANCHESTER, England – Stephen Jones, a homeless man who was outside the Manchester Arena when Monday's deadly attack took place, is being hailed as a hero after he helped the wounded as they fled the scene. Stephen Jones, pictured, helped the wounded as they fled the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22, 2017. (Credit: ITN) "First there was a bang, I thought it was some kind of firework, and then there was a big explosion," he told CNN affiliate ITN. "I just felt the wind force, and then everyone started screaming and running. Me and my mate we got up and we started running. We realized what …

WQAD.com LogoFather of 2 dies in botulism outbreak linked to gas station’s nacho cheese

Father of 2 dies in botulism outbreak linked to gas station’s nacho cheese

WALNUT GROVE, Calif. – A California father has died and at least 9 others were sickened as health officials continue to investigate a botulism outbreak tied to tainted nacho cheese. Antioch man Martin Galindo, 37, died this week after contracting botulism, which left him in a coma, according to KTXL. Galindo's brother said he doesn't know for sure if Galindo got the illness from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel in the small area of Walnut Grove, but says the timelines do match up.  Galindo's illness was confirmed by the California Department of Public Health as having ties to the botulism…

WQAD.com LogoNEWS 8 TRIO: Helping new moms stay organized

NEWS 8 TRIO: Helping new moms stay organized

Catch the NEWS 8 TRIO every Tuesday and Thursday night on "News 8 at 6:30" for three great ideas to make your life better and more interesting. Denise and Johnnie invited Toys R Us assistant manager Rachel Wentzloff to tell us of some simple tricks that can help keep new moms organized. Forget drawers, try this for towels and bibs to save space A simple way to remember your breast feeding regimen Never forget which toy or stroller is yours Join News 8's Denise Hnytka and Johnnie Jindrich every night for your top news, weather, health, and lifestyle ideas on "News 8 at 6:30".

Quad-City Times LogoAging Lock and Dam 15 guidewall being repaired

Aging Lock and Dam 15 guidewall being repaired

Aging infrastructure at Lock and Dam 15 in Rock Island is undergoing unscheduled maintenance to repair a concrete guidewall.

Quad-City Times LogoBettendorf casino authority hands out $1.58M in grants

Bettendorf casino authority hands out $1.58M in grants

The Scott County Regional Authority announced $1,577,243 in grants to 65 projects and organizations during a news conference Tuesday in Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoCouple unwittingly drove 10 miles down highway with unconscious man on trunk

Couple unwittingly drove 10 miles down highway with unconscious man on trunk

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Tennessee driver had no idea there was a man on the trunk of his car when he merged onto a Memphis-area interstate Thursday night, according to WMC-TV. The bizarre traffic stop happened after Carl Webb and his wife left a barbecue festival in downtown Memphis. They had backed their car into the parking space, and it was dark outside when they returned to the car. The sunshade was stuck up, so they couldn't see if anything - or anybody - was on the trunk of their Taurus. But there was. The couple headed onto I-55 and didn't realize anything was wrong until the police s…

WQAD.com LogoIowa court offices to close for a day due to budget cuts

Iowa court offices to close for a day due to budget cuts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The closure of Iowa court offices for a day later this week will save the state $364,573, though it might lead to delays in some trials. Iowa court offices will be closed Friday because of mid-year budget cuts that forced the Judicial Branch to reduce its overall expenses. Besides the one-day closure, the $3 million mid-year budget cut approved by the Legislature this year forced a hiring freeze for judicial positions and travel restrictions, causing delays in some civil trials. Those reductions will continue for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30. G…

WQAD.com LogoS.O.A.R. SCHOLARSHIP: Student With A Special Cause

S.O.A.R. SCHOLARSHIP: Student With A Special Cause

MOLINE - It was on the first floor of the J Wing at Moline High School where history was made. Two years ago, Saneha Borisuth was walking in the special needs wing when she realized something. "I didn't know any of the special needs students and if anything, I didn't hear a lot of positive things," she said. "I heard more like - oh, we don't know them or like, oh we feel bad for them - and I wanted to change that viewpoint that people had, especially me - I had that same viewpoint, too." That's how Sports Unlimited was created. The club connects special needs students with student athletes th…

WQAD.com LogoPalmer College planning 10 year campus improvements

Palmer College planning 10 year campus improvements

DAVENPORT - Palmer College of Chiropractic is working on improving it's campus in the next ten years. The college is starting with the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, a $15 million project. "'I think the athletic center is going to be something that sets Palmer apart," said Kelly Kimball, student. Students said they've been anxiously awaiting this project. "Well, we had a facility and it was fine, the improvements are gonna make it a lot better with the indoor running tracks and everything which was a complaint before," said Tony Haddad, student. The athletic and recre…

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip photo gallery

GMQC Road Trip photo gallery

We packed three WQAD news staffers on an RV and sent them across the country for the (first annual?) Good Morning Quad Cities Road Trip. Oh the places they’ll go! You can see some of them here. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment…

WVIK LogoSCRA Spring Grants

SCRA Spring Grants

Thanks to one of the Quad Cities's casinos, there'll be more money to spend on schools, parks, and affordable housing. Tuesday the Scott County Regional Authority awarded its spring grants, totaling 1.5 million dollars.

WQAD.com LogoVisiting circus says “show must go on” with elephants in Davenport

Visiting circus says “show must go on” with elephants in Davenport

DAVENPORT - Just days after The Greatest Show on Earth folded its tent for good, a touring circus vows to preserve shows under the Big Top with elephants. Garden Brothers Circus is performing four shows over Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. Performances are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Backstage on Tuesday morning, Bonnie and Libby really are the elephants in the room. "She's 50, and she's 49," gestured trainer Habib Omar, a fifth generation circus performer.  "They've been around before I was even born." The veteran showgirls are …

WQAD.com LogoApollo 11 relic owned by Illinois woman to be auctioned off

Apollo 11 relic owned by Illinois woman to be auctioned off

Watch Video CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois woman’s bag of moon dust brought to earth by Apollo 11 astronauts will be auctioned off later this year. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2qaZSjj) Nancy Lee Carlson of suburban Chicago bought the moon dust for $995 at a 2015 government auction. After she sent it to Johnson Space Center for authentication, officials deemed it government property and confiscated it. The government said the “rare artifact” was mistakenly sold. It was recovered in 2003 during a criminal investigation against a Kansas space museum director and mi…

WQAD.com LogoShower chance continues for just a little bit longer

Shower chance continues for just a little bit longer

Gray and in some places dreary day too, as most of the showers we’ve seen have been confined along the river and points east.  Some of these showers this afternoon even had the right ingredients to produce a couple of non-threatening funnels clouds.  The activity will become spotty in coverage through the early evening hours before drying out for the rest of the night.  Overnight lows will drop around the the 50 degree mark. By Wednesday, the broad area of low pressure responsible for the dreary conditions of late will slide to our south and east.  Due to its circulation, a few light…

WQAD.com LogoIowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit

Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education plans to end its contract with a testing software vendor after a technical audit found the $14 million system was “unfit.” The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2qKYSVJ ) reported the 91-page audit found that the TIER testing platform, which is designed to give reading tests to students, was a “dense and disjointed” system and would likely experience technical failures in the future. “At this time we are choosing to terminate the contract,” department spokeswoman Staci Hupp said. “We’r…

WVIK LogoYoung Eagles "Join" Research Program

Young Eagles "Join" Research Program

Apollo, Gemini, and Mercury are now part of a multi-year study of eagles in the midwest. Tuesday morning tracking devices were attached to the three eaglets from the nest near the Arconic plant in Riverdale.

WQAD.com Logo10-year-old raises money to buy vests for police department’s K-9s

10-year-old raises money to buy vests for police department’s K-9s

FRANKLIN, Ind. - Three K-9s at an Indiana police department will have some extra protection thanks to the hard work of a 10-year-old boy. Richie Scott, a fourth-grader at Creekside Elementary School in Franklin, started raising the money for protective tactical vests back in December as part of a community service project. The project was part of Richie’s testing to earn his black belt in taekwondo. “I wanted to protect those who protect me, and the whole community,” Richie told WXIN. Richie and his family started a GoFundMe page, held a bake sale and placed donations jars in differe…

WVIK LogoSix Candidates for Dav. City Council

Six Candidates for Dav. City Council

Six candidates want to represent Davenport's Third Ward on the city council. They all filed enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Boom following his conviction in federal court of a felony.

Quad-City Times LogoArconic's newest eaglets become part of migration research

Arconic's newest eaglets become part of migration research

For the second year in a row, the nesting eaglets at Arconic Davenport Works have joined a research project focused on the migration patterns of bald eagles.

Quad-City Times Logo7th Avenue lane closure in Moline

7th Avenue lane closure in Moline

The city of Moline reports that Valley Construction will be performing water main replacement work in the 2100 block of 7th Avenue beginning today, weather permitting.

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: IS, chance of showers and James Bond star dead at 89

Noon update: IS, chance of showers and James Bond star dead at 89

WQAD.com LogoBen Folds to headline Davenport’s new music festival Alternating Currents

Ben Folds to headline Davenport’s new music festival Alternating Currents

Ben Folds will be playing in the Quad Cities this summer as the headliner for music festival Alternating Currents. Alternating Currents, the music festival that is replacing River Roots Live, will be Downtown Davenport on August 25th and 26th. Ben Folds will be playing at the festival Saturday night, August 26th, according to the Downtown Davenport Partnership’s Executive Director Kyle Carter. His show will be at the Adler Theater.  Julien Baker will be his opening act. Carter told WQAD News 8 that tickets will go on sale Tuesday, May 30th.  More details on purchasing tickets will be…

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A look back at the Quad-City Times of yesteryear

In December 2016, Doug Lambert’s uncle, Theodore "Ted" Bowman, died in Billings, Montana, at the age of 96. While cleaning out his house, Lambert found a case with a dozen older-style 8 MM films believed to be from the 1940s……

WQAD.com LogoMan charged with animal cruelty for dropping dogs from parking tower

Man charged with animal cruelty for dropping dogs from parking tower

OAK LAWN, Ill. -- An Illinois man is facing two felony counts of animal cruelty after police say he dropped two toy poodles from a parking tower at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn over the weekend. Edward Hanania, photo from June 2016 Investigators believe 22-year-old Edward Hanania falsely claimed to be the owner of two toy poodles on a lost and found section of an area Facebook page, but when the real owner came forward, things took a turn for the worse. One of the dogs, 1-year-old Angel, survived the five-story fall. Angel's father, 6-year-old Garo, was also thrown from the structu…

Quad-City Times LogoNombo's comfort foods and more join food truck scene in the Q-C

Nombo's comfort foods and more join food truck scene in the Q-C

For most of her adult life, Missy Carter did what was expected.

WQAD.com LogoMan suspected of shooting at officer charged with 5 crimes

Man suspected of shooting at officer charged with 5 crimes

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A judge has set bail at $125,000 for a man accused of firing his handgun at a Waterloo police officer. Court records say 22-year-old Miquelle Miller was charged Monday with assault on a police officer and four related counts. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Police say Miller shot at Officer Tyler Brownell, who’d been dispatched to check a report of gunshots around 11:20 p.m. Sunday. Police say that as Brownell approached a man about two blocks from where the gunshots were reported, the man suddenly fired at Browne…

WQAD.com LogoChicago ordinance aimed at protecting airline passenger rights

Chicago ordinance aimed at protecting airline passenger rights

CHICAGO --   A new ordinance could ban all city employees, including aviation police, from boarding an airplane, unless in a criminal matter or medical emergency. The proposed changes come after a passenger was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight last month. The viral video shows police with the Department of Aviation dragging Dr. David Dao off a United Express flight, because he refused to give up his seat for an airline employee. The flight to Louisville, Ky., was overbooked, so aviation police were called to remove Dao. The three aviation officers involved and a supervisor hav…

WQAD.com LogoFisherman finds GoPro that’s been in lake for three years, watches footage, returns it to owner

Fisherman finds GoPro that’s been in lake for three years, watches footage, returns it to owner

PICKWICK LAKE, Alabama --  A Facebook post has helped set a lost GoPro on the way back to the man who lost it in 2014. Corey Glenn was fishing on Pickwick Lake in Alabama over the weekend and reeled in an unexpected catch - a GoPro Hero 3. Glenn took the camera home and cleaned and recharged the device. He thought there was no way it would still work... until it actually turned on and the footage began downloading to the computer. The footage was dated February 28, 2014. That means the device had been on the bottom of the lake for three years, two months and 21 days. The footage shows a …

WQAD.com LogoWoman in viral ‘Fake Homeless’ video arrested

Woman in viral ‘Fake Homeless’ video arrested

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A woman featured in a viral "Fake Homeless" video has been arrested in Virginia. In the video posted on YouTube, at least two men approach the woman after it appeared she was begging for money at an intersection in Henrico's West End. The men question the woman about her homeless status after they follow her from the median where she was asking for money to her car parked nearby. After a verbal spat, the woman goes to the McDonald's where she parked to complain about the men. The McDonald's workers were unable to help her. The four-minute clip, which made the front page…

WVIK LogoAlliant Energy Wants to Raise Rates

Alliant Energy Wants to Raise Rates

The Iowa Utilities Board wants to know what customers of Alliant Energy think about its request to raise rates. Starting Tuesday the board will hold eight public comment meetings across the state as it considers a possible 12.5 per cent increase.

Quad-City Times LogoHeadliner Ben Folds sets tone for new fest Alternating Currents

Headliner Ben Folds sets tone for new fest Alternating Currents

Following last month’s announcement that River Roots Live will not return for its 13th year this August, the Downtown Davenport Partnership has fielded questions about the outdoor festival's replacement, Alternating Currents.

WQAD.com LogoYour stolen car is found and returned, now what?

Your stolen car is found and returned, now what?

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Stolen cars are a growing problem in the Quad Cities. Since January 2017, Davenport police have reported 235 cars stolen. 207 of them have been recovered as of May 2017. Sometimes the vehicles are never found, others are recovered and damaged. But some are found with no damage at all. But Davenport police warn there still could be hidden dangers. Police say most suspects steal cars to commit drug crimes. Drug residue can be left behind in the car's seats, ceiling and floors. Methamphetamine can also cling to car surfaces and seep into someone’s skin. Even if physical damag…

WQAD.com LogoCooking with Fareway: Ranch Burger with Ranch Rub

Cooking with Fareway: Ranch Burger with Ranch Rub

May is National Hamburger Month and with Memorial Day right around the corner, burgers should definitely be on the menu! Fareway Dietitian, Caitlyn Ferin has her favorite burger recipe to share, Ranch Burgers with a homemade Ranch Rub that can be used all summer long! Ranch Burger 1 pound 93% lean ground beef 4 tsp Ranch rub 4 hamburger buns, split 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy Ranch dressing 2 Tbsp French-fried onions Romaine lettuce Tomato slices Lightly shape ground beef into four - ½ inch thick patties. Press Ranch Rub into patties.  Place patties on the grill and cook, uncovered, 13 to …

WQAD.com LogoWe Need YOUR Questions on the New I-74 Bridge & the Channel Cat

We Need YOUR Questions on the New I-74 Bridge & the Channel Cat

MISSISSIPPI RIVER – We’re going to see a lot of changes this summer in the Quad Cities. On Thursday, May 25th, on Good Morning Quad Cities’ ‘Breakfast With…’ Segment, we will broadcast live on the Channel Cat on the Mississippi River to talk about the construction timeline for the new I-74 Bridge and what’s new with the Channel Cat this season. We will be interviewing Gena McCullough, Planning Director for the Bi-State Regional Commission about what you can expect to see this summer as crews get ready to build the new I-74 Bridge. We will also be inter…

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 2 – Charleston, South Carolina

GMQC Road Trip: Destination No. 2 – Charleston, South Carolina

It’s day two of the good morning quad cities road trip today. On Monday,  StormTrack 8 meteorologist Eric Sorensen visited the USS Abraham Lincoln in Virginia, and then drove more than 400 miles for the second stop. Today is in historic Charleston, South Carolina. …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Flood watch, blast kills 22, Cyclone football and Hauberg partnership

Rick's Six: Flood watch, blast kills 22, Cyclone football and Hauberg partnership

1. A chance of showers, flood watch…

WQAD.com LogoEast Moline Leaders Want The Quarter Redeveloped

East Moline Leaders Want The Quarter Redeveloped

EAST MOLINE- City leaders are looking to bring more people into the city. Mayor Reggie Freeman was our guest during Good Morning Quad Cities' Breakfast With' Thursday, May 18. Freeman said city leaders would like contractors to build houses in The Quarter, along East Moline's riverfront, near John Deere Harvester Works. Freeman said city leaders had tried to set up a tax increment financing or TIF District before, but the plans fell through. "Since that hasn't happened, we're looking at again just trying to explore some residential housing in that area there," Freeman said Thursday. City lead…

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WQAD.com LogoMore spotty showers possible this afternoon

More spotty showers possible this afternoon

It's looking like another dreary day! More spotty showers will begin to pop up later this morning, with heavier rain expected east of the Mississippi River. A few storms can't be ruled out this afternoon. With winds coming from the northwest this afternoon, highs will only be in the low to mid 60s. Some showers will linger into the overnight hours, but most will stay dry. With clouds in place, lows will only fall into the upper 40s. Clouds will likely control the sky on Wednesday, with a few sprinkles. Highs will struggle to reach the low 60s. Thankfully, sunshine will return on Thursday with…

WQAD.com LogoOrion baseball cruise to Regional Title

Orion baseball cruise to Regional Title

Orion bests Sherrard 14-4 for Regional title.

WQAD.com LogoAlleman captures Regional title

Alleman captures Regional title

The Pioneers best St. Bede for Regional Title.

WQAD.com LogoNewman softball works overtime for Regional Title

Newman softball works overtime for Regional Title

Newman outlasts Hall 10-8 in 8 innings for their 3rd straight Regional title.

WQAD.com LogoMoore credits JDC for late season surge

Moore credits JDC for late season surge

Defending JDC champion Ryan Moore returned to Deere Run on Monady for the 1st time since winning last August.  Moore credits winning the John Deere Classic for is late season push in 2016.

WQAD.com LogoFennelly leads Cyclones into QC

Fennelly leads Cyclones into QC

The Cyclone Tailgate Tour visited Bettendorf on Monday night, headlined by Davenport native Bill Fennelly, Steve Prohm, amd Matt Campbell.

WQAD.com LogoOrion softball uses complete team effort for Regional title

Orion softball uses complete team effort for Regional title

The Chargers score 3 runs late to best Elmwood-Brimfield 7-4.

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Farmer’s market vouchers available

Milestones Area Agency on Aging will distribute vouchers to qualified applicants starting June 1 to low- and moderate-income seniors for use at local farmers markets.

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Scott open house set June 2

Scott Community College, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, will host an open house at its West Davenport Centerfrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 2. The center is at 2950 N. Fairmount St., next to the Davenport……

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Doggie Dash benefits homeless pets

The Humane Society of Scott County presents the first Doggie Dash at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 4, at Credit Island Park, 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport. Participants can register at http://getmeregistered.com/HSSCDoggieDash or mail the entry form to the shelter or……

WQAD.com LogoMorrison Softball rolls to Regional Title

Morrison Softball rolls to Regional Title

Morrison cruises past Erie-Prophetstown 11-2 for another Regional title.

Quad-Cities Online LogoInvoluntary transfers irk EM teachers: 'Nothing more than an act of reprisal'

Involuntary transfers irk EM teachers: 'Nothing more than an act of reprisal'

EAST MOLINE -- Two longtime teachers told school board members Monday night their involuntary transfers to other schools could be retribution by superintendent Kristin Humphries.

Quad-Cities Online LogoDuckworth votes against Branstad as ambassador to China

Duckworth votes against Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstand on Monday afternoon was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

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Moline schools consider rejoining BHASED to improve special education

MOLINE -- After three years outside of the Black Hawk Area Special Education District, administrators of the Moline-Coal Valley School District are asking board members to consider rejoining. Administrators said returning could allow the district to better serve high-need special……

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Today in history for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.

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Buzz off: Hampton bars beekeeping

HAMPTON -- Village trustees voted unanimously to bar beekeeping in Hampton on Monday after a nuisance complaint.

Quad-Cities Online LogoHauberg Estate to be operated by Friends of Hauberg

Hauberg Estate to be operated by Friends of Hauberg

ROCK ISLAND -- The Friends of Hauberg will take over operations of the Hauberg Estate from the Parks and Recreation Department.

WQAD.com LogoA year after possible sale, a look inside historic Hauberg mansion

A year after possible sale, a look inside historic Hauberg mansion

ROCK ISLAND - A group of community members has spent a year cleaning up the historic Hauberg mansion. It's become a second home for Deb Kuntzi. "We've been busy," she said. In early 2016, a group called" Friends of the Hauberg Civic Center," was created to fight the sale of the mansion. They've spent more than a year working to renovate and re-market the facility. The hard work that Kuntzi put in with the group has paid off for the historic Hauberg Civic Center in Rock Island. For the first time in years people are renting out the mansion. "We're booked all of May, all of June, we're start…

WQAD.com LogoWatch hometown sailors at work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean

Watch hometown sailors at work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean

NORFOLK, Virginia — At all hours of the day, more than 5,000 sailors in the United States Navy operate, launch aircraft and maintain the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. The U.S. Navy reached out to a select number of TV stations across the country for a unique opportunity to fly out to an aircraft carrier, spend the night, and meet sailors from our respective viewing areas. When WQAD landed on the flight deck on a C2 Greyhound, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), also known at the "Ike" was underway a so-called sustainment phase. The C2 Greyhound WQAD reporter, Johnnie Jindrich and photograph…

WQAD.com LogoDenver man arrested after removing transgender woman’s testicles

Denver man arrested after removing transgender woman’s testicles

DENVER -- A man without a medical license was arrested after allegedly using an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman at her apartment, the Denver Police Department said. James Pennington, 57 of Denver, is alleged to have removed the testicles and sutured the opening while the woman's wife watched the 90-minute procedure on Wednesday, according to a probable cause statement. RELATED: Probable cause statement The surgical kit included a scalpel, Iidocaine, medical dressings and other medical equipment. Pennington told the victim if any "complications" developed to ca…

WQAD.com LogoMom who attended every class with quadriplegic son earns honorary MBA alongside him

Mom who attended every class with quadriplegic son earns honorary MBA alongside him

ORANGE, Calif. – A mother helped realize her son’s goal of earning an MBA despite a debilitating accident that left him a quadriplegic. Over the weekend, they both earned degrees. Judy O’Connor, right, stands next to her son Marty after both earned degrees on May 20, 2017. (Credit: Chapman University) Judy O’Connor attended every class with 29-year-old Marty O’Connor, taking notes for him as he worked toward his master’s of business administration degree at Chapman University in Orange, California, according to KTLA. Shortly after pushing Marty in his wheelchair across the stage, …

WQAD.com LogoIllinois Powerball grows to $250 million

Illinois Powerball grows to $250 million

CHICAGO, Illinois — The Powerball jackpot stands at $250 million for the drawing this Wednesday, May 24. The jackpot has been growing since the initial drawing on April 1. The winning numbers from the last drawing on Saturday, May 20, were 05-22-45-47-54. The Powerball number was 03. While there was no jackpot winner in Saturday night’s drawing, Illinois players won more than 34,000 prizes, ranging from $4 to $200. Illinois residents, 18 and older, can purchase Powerball tickets by using the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app or they may purchase them online at illinoislottery.com…

Quad-City Times LogoRock Island council OKs partnership to manage Hauberg mansion

Rock Island council OKs partnership to manage Hauberg mansion

The Rock Island City Council on Monday approved a partnership between the non-profit Friends of Hauberg Civic Center organization and the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department to operate the historic mansion.

Quad-Cities Online LogoLorikeets, parakeets and kookaburro join Niabi Zoo

Lorikeets, parakeets and kookaburro join Niabi Zoo

COAL VALLEY -- With temperatures rising, Niabi Zoo has opened its Australian Outback aviary for the 2017 season and added a few new birds as well.

Quad-Cities Online LogoFood pantry helps WIU-QC students

Food pantry helps WIU-QC students

MOLINE -- The green grocery bag was neatly packed with cans and boxes -- about 15 or 16 pounds of food all together.

Quad-Cities Online LogoPalmer Chiropractic plans 10 years of campus adjustments

Palmer Chiropractic plans 10 years of campus adjustments

DAVENPORT -- Palmer College of Chiropractic leaders have announced $50 million of "appropriate adjustments" to improve its campus, led by a new $15 million athletic and recreation center.

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UK police: ‘a number of fatalities’ at Grande concert

LONDON (AP) — Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena. Joseph Carozza, a representative from Grande's US record label, said the singer is OK and they are investigating what happened. Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pin…

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Memorial balloon release set Wednesday in Geneseo

GENESEO – The second annual community memorial balloon release is planned Wednesday in Geneseo.

Quad-City Times LogoMuscatine County 'frustrated' by Scott County's decision not to raise mental health levy

Muscatine County 'frustrated' by Scott County's decision not to raise mental health levy

MUSCATINE — Muscatine County Board of Supervisors expressed frustration Monday that the county will have to continue partially funding mental health services in Scott County.

WQAD.com LogoSenate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China

Senate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from the governor's office in Iowa to the American Embassy in Beijing. Senators voted 82-13 Monday to approve the nomination of Branstad, who is in his sixth nonconsecutive term as Iowa's governor. Among his most immediate and sensitive assignments will be persuading the Chinese to help defuse North Korea's advancing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Branstad assured lawmakers that he …

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Beg your pardon

A Saturday story about The Westbrook Singers included incorrect spellings of their names and incorrectly referred to Raymond Bryson as a promoter. We regret the errors.





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