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Saturday, August 27th, 2016

WQAD.com LogoCrosscreek Vineyards volunteers coming together to make QC wine

Crosscreek Vineyards volunteers coming together to make QC wine

COAL VALLEY, Illinois-- Every year around the end of summer volunteers come go to the Creekside Vineyards to pick thousands of grapes. For owner Jennifer Mital, it's a chance to connect with the community while getting the extra help she needs. "Part of our work here  in the vineyards start all the way back in March... So really this is our last big push to get all these healthy grapes off," she says. Grape picking, she says is also a way to keeping a bit of Illinois' history around for years to come. "Before prohibition there were over there were more vineyards in Illinois than corn and so…

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“Vettes Supporting Vets” raises money for Vietnam veterans

LE CLAIRE, Iowa (KWQC) – You may have seen hundreds of Corvettes on the Le Claire levy today. The annual “Vettes Supporting Vets” took place, supporting Vietnam veterans. “We wanna honor our veterans and show our support. Most of these veterans groups are not federally funded,” said Randy Huber, the fundraiser’s organizer. “So, all the money they raise for the year is money they actually raise. So, they don’t get it from the federal government. So, we help with that.” Each generation of Corvette was judged in its own category. A record 3…

WQAD.com LogoQC kids get new shoes ahead of Quad Cities Marathon

QC kids get new shoes ahead of Quad Cities Marathon

EAST MOLINE, Illinois —The Quad Cities Marathon is less than a month away, and this year the event is helping future runners succeed. Organizers of the QC Marathon announced a new program today called Shoes for Kids. Sponsors of this year's race donated 75 pairs of shoes to 75 kids, who will all get free entry into a QC Marathon Weekend Race. The goal is to encourage all kids to live a healthy, active lifestyle. That's something adults and kids are excited about. My favorite part of today is we get new shoes and I'm super happy," said A'lyvia Perry. Race director Joe Mareno hopes the kids w…

KWQC-TV6 LogoRib Fest and River Roots Live off to a successful start

Rib Fest and River Roots Live off to a successful start

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – River Roots Live and Rib Fest are in full swing along the river front. The annual events include live music today and tonight and lots of food vendors filling LeClaire Park. We caught up with a few people enjoying some bands; they tell us they look forward to this weekend every year. “I go every year,” said Kim Taylor of Moline, Illinois. “I love the music, I love sitting out, listening. I’m bringing my grandkids tomorrow.” River Roots Live features a lineup of more than ten artists and bands.

WQAD.com LogoA clown is trying to lure kids into the woods, South Carolina residents say

A clown is trying to lure kids into the woods, South Carolina residents say

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (WHNS) — A note some Greenville County residents found on their apartment doors has them concerned for the safety of their neighborhood, reports WHNS. Residents at Fleetwood Manor Apartments reportedly received letters on Wednesday, Aug. 24, stating the property management has received complaints of a person dressed as a clown trying to “lure children into the woods.” The letter, which appears to be printed on Fleetwood Manor Apartments letterhead, reminds the public children should never be alone or walking through the woods at night. The property man…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa Utilities Board approves huge wind energy project

Iowa Utilities Board approves huge wind energy project

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a wind turbine operation it says will be the nation’s largest wind energy project. Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy is behind the planned $3.6 billion wind turbine operation that will generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity. MidAmerican Energy said that is enough 800,000 homes and the project will see 85 percent of the company’s Iowa customer needs met through wind energy by 2020. Bill Fehrman, the utility’s CEO and president, announced the project in April. The company said Friday in a news release that the locatio…

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Domino’s delivers pizza by drone in New Zealand

Watch Video WASHINGTON — In New Zealand, pizzas will soon be dropping from the heavens. Domino’s demonstrated its ability to deliver food via a drone Thursday in New Zealand and plans to test actual deliveries to customers next month. “It doesn’t add up to deliver a two kilogram package in a two-ton vehicle,” said Scott Bush, a general manager for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, which is independent of the U.S. chain and operates in seven countries. “In Auckland, we have such massive traffic congestion it just makes sense to take to the airways.” A …

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Showers chances remain in the forecast

Clouds will build in tonight. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out during the evening hours. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 60s. Tomorrow will start off dry, though we could see a little patchy fog. Partly cloudy skies will stick around before showers and storms pop up late in the afternoon. Majority of showers are looking to stay south of I-80. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than today, climbing into the mid 80s. Scattered showers and storms will move in Monday. Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard Stay ahead of the weather! Download the News 8 Weather App  …

Quad-City Times LogoEM's Jaryn Franklin represents Illinois in pageant

EM's Jaryn Franklin represents Illinois in pageant

Just before she leaves for the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jaryn Franklin will be part of a send-off on Sunday morning at the Quad-City International Airport.

WQAD.com Logo1934 letter reveals a livid Bonnie and Clyde

1934 letter reveals a livid Bonnie and Clyde

This image provided Wednesday by RR Auction of Boston shows the last page of an April 1934 letter from Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them. (Uncredited) The cursive is Bonnie’s; the signature, Clyde’s. A four-page letter written by the duo in April 1934 is hitting the auction block in September, and it’s a fiery one. It’s addressed to one Raymond Hamilton, a one-time member of their gang who, at the time the letter was written, was behind bars in the Dallas County Jail. That he was there was a reflection…

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RI shows support on Community Day

Kids jumping in bouncy houses, a deejay mixing up the music and a dizzying array of information about community resources kept families informed and entertained Saturday in Rock Island.

KWQC-TV6 LogoItaly buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible. In the central town of Ascoli Piceno, they gathered to bid farewell to 35 of the 291 people confirmed dead so far after the quake that struck a swath of countryside early Wednesday at the foothills of the central Apennine mountains. Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole, left, delivers his speech as he celebrates…

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Drugs, mental illness are dangerous pair

For Pat Dwyer, the pain of losing his daughter, Emily, is so horrible that he can't face it all at once.

KWQC-TV6 LogoClinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe. Clinton attended the briefing for more than two hours at the FBI office in White Plains, New York, near her suburban New York City home. Republican Donald Trump received his briefing earlier this month, a customary move for major party nominees but one that has been the subject of a political tussle during the campaign. Trump was campaigning on Satur…

WQAD.com LogoIowa man sentenced to life in prison for death of toddler

Iowa man sentenced to life in prison for death of toddler

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Clive man convicted of murder in the 2014 death of his girlfriend’s toddler has been sentenced to life in prison. Joe Anthony Lopez, 26, was sentenced by a Polk County District judge Friday, the Des Moines Register reports. He was found guilty in May of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in the death of 20-month-old Ruby Alvarez. Police say the toddler was taken to a hospital on Nov. 29, 2014, with broken ribs and bleeding on the brain. She died four days later. Prosecutors said Lopez squeezed and slammed the toddler into the concrete floor o…

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Work release escapee arrested

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A convict who was listed as “escaped” has been found and arrested. John F. Mohr was an inmate in the Davenport Work Release program when he failed to return to the facility Thursday night. He was officially labeled as “escaped” and police were asking the public for any information on his whereabouts. Mohr wasn’t gone for long though. Police were able to arrest him early Saturday morning in Bettendorf, and he was booked at the Scott County Jail at approximately 2:58 am. He is being held without bond permitted. Mohr’s work releas…

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First Army hosts four-star FORSCOM commander at Mission Training Brief

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- Improving readiness for Army National Guard and Army Reserve units was a topic of discussion from First Army’s Mission Training Brief held here Aug. 9.

WQAD.com LogoMcDonald’s worker with Down syndrome retires after 32 years

McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome retires after 32 years

Freia David pictured in the 1980s working at the Needham McDonald’s where she would stay for 32 years. (Charles River Center) NEEDHAM, Mass. — A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a familiar one for many of the customers. “She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David …

KWQC-TV6 LogoNew law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries

New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation requiring insurance companies to locate beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies and pay them money they’re owed. The Republican said Friday the state also is launching a website to help Illinois residents find out if they are a beneficiary of an insurance policy or annuity left by someone who died. Democratic Treasurer Michael Frerichs says his office has identified more than $550 million in unpaid benefits owed to Illinois residents. The Legislature unanimously approved the bill. It requires insurers to use federa…

WQAD.com LogoNew corn disease found in Illinois field

New corn disease found in Illinois field

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois researchers say a new type of corn disease has been found in northern Illinois. The university said in a news release Friday that bacterial leaf streak was found in a field in DeKalb County. Confirmation of the bacterial disease brings the number of states where it has been found to nine. Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas are among them. Not much is known about bacterial leaf streak, including how damaging it may be or how to treat it. Assistant Dean for Agriculture Suzanne Bissonnette says anyone who suspects they have found the disease in a field should …

WQAD.com LogoIowa Utilities Board approves ‘nation’s largest wind energy project’

Iowa Utilities Board approves ‘nation’s largest wind energy project’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a wind turbine operation it says will be the nation’s largest wind energy project. Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy is behind the planned $3.6 billion wind turbine operation that will generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity. MidAmerican Energy said that is enough 800,000 homes and the project will see 85 percent of the company’s Iowa customer needs met through wind energy by 2020. Bill Fehrman, the utility’s CEO and president, announced the project in April. The company said Friday, Aug. 26, in a news r…

Quad-Cities Online LogoBlack Hawk College Digest for Aug. 28

Black Hawk College Digest for Aug. 28

Take aromatherapy, Excel, knitting, wiring, Zumba at BHC…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMan faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement released late Friday night. The bodies of both women were discovered Thursday after they failed to show up for work at a clinic …

KWQC-TV6 LogoFatal crash in Warren County

Fatal crash in Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – One man is dead after an accident on US Route 67 on Friday, August 26. He has been identified as Blake Westlake, 44, of Browning, Illinois. According to Illinois State Police, he was driving a Mack truck and pulling a trailer northbound on US Route 67 when he veered off the road, traveled up an embankment, and hit a tree head-on. The trailer overturned on its side in the roadway. The tree was also knocked over, blocking US Route 67 for nearly 4 hours. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, he was not wearing a seat belt.

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Real estate transactions, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Following are seller, buyer, property description and price of property. Note: price is an estimate based on revenue stamps that are bought from the county.

Quad-Cities Online LogoOrnaments commemorate Atkinson church building's 100th year

Ornaments commemorate Atkinson church building's 100th year

ATKINSON -- Christmas is just four months away, and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Centennial Committee has a gift idea.

Quad-Cities Online LogoGeneseo church members share mission stories

Geneseo church members share mission stories

GENESEO -- Mission Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo was a time to share and to ask "why?”…

Quad-Cities Online LogoPrayer rally planned Sunday for former Alleman teacher

Prayer rally planned Sunday for former Alleman teacher

ROCK ISLAND -- Roxanne Miner said seeing injustice has been her biggest pet peeve even before she believes she became a victim of it.

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Remembering 9/11 takes 'God's Work, Our Hands'

MOLINE -- Parishioners from five Lutheran churches in Moline will join hands to do God's work on Sept. 11.

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Lend an ear to Rend Collective at praise festival

DAVENPORT -- An annual Festival of Praise will feature musical guests from Ireland and special guests from local police departments.

Quad-Cities Online LogoFaith & Valuies briefs for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Faith & Valuies briefs for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Find free clothes, supplies at church…

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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PND rushes to record night in win over Alleman

ROCK ISLAND -- The Alleman Pioneers football team could not find a way to stop the Peoria Notre Dame rushing tandem of Alex Shaw and Fred Dixson on Friday night, as those two played a large role in setting a……

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Kewanee edges Morrison

Kewanee tops Morrison, 34-26.

WQAD.com LogoIllini West picks up road win

Illini West picks up road win

Illini West beats United by two touchdowns.

WQAD.com LogoRidgewood falls to Peoria Heights

Ridgewood falls to Peoria Heights

Ridgewood falls to Peoria Heights…

WQAD.com LogoClinton uses balanced attack in their win

Clinton uses balanced attack in their win

Clinton with a good start to the season with a 23-6 win over Davenport West.

WQAD.com LogoMIC’D UP & Highlights- Mid County runs away with win over A-Town

MIC’D UP & Highlights- Mid County runs away with win over A-Town

Mid County falls behind early but races back to get the Week 1 win, 42-14 over A-Town.  Get inside access with Cougars Head Coach Gary Denhart's pregame speech!…

WQAD.com LogoPrinceton doubles up on Riverdale

Princeton doubles up on Riverdale

Princeton uses the big play to win 40-20.

WQAD.com LogoBureau Valley impresses in Week 1 over E-P

Bureau Valley impresses in Week 1 over E-P

Bureau Valley wins big at Erie-P'Town, 47-13…

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan-Wethersfield wins home opener

Annawan-Wethersfield wins home opener

Annawan-Wethersfield opens up a big first half lead on their way to a win.

WQAD.com LogoRocky wins home opener over Alton

Rocky wins home opener over Alton

Rock Island wins 38-13 over Alton…

WQAD.com LogoStark County drop home opener

Stark County drop home opener

Stark has a rough start to the 2016 season.

WQAD.com LogoOregon tops Monmouth Roseville

Oregon tops Monmouth Roseville

Monmouth Roseville falls at home to Oregon…

WQAD.com LogoFulton wins TRAC battle vs. Hall

Fulton wins TRAC battle vs. Hall

Fulton tops Hall 41-8…

Quad-Cities Online LogoFamily ties: Brooks leads RI to season opening win

Family ties: Brooks leads RI to season opening win

ROCK ISLAND -- As a little brother, you are used to being in the shadow of your older brothers.

WQAD.com LogoOrion beats rival Sherrard

Orion beats rival Sherrard

Orion runs away with a 56-7 win over Sherrard.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf falls to West Des Moines Valley

Bettendorf falls to West Des Moines Valley

Bettendorf travels to West Des Moines Valley for the first time in the regular season and falls in the opener.

WQAD.com LogoWBND edges rival Mediapolis

WBND edges rival Mediapolis

West Burlington Notre Dame defeats rival Mediapolis in overtime, 14-12.

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Concert series begins Sept. 1

The free annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series begins Thursday at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 1st Avenue and 18th Street, Rock Island. The Candymakers take the stage at 6 p.m. with food and beer sales, featuring Rock Island Happy Joe’s pizza……

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Registration opens for riverfront tours

Six different guided riverfront golf cart tours for seniors, sponsored by River Action, will be offered Thursday, Sept. 8. The tours utilize existing riverfront trails and offer participants an opportunity to see what the riverfront has to offer. Tours are……

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RI opens filing season

Election packets will be available for the 2017 municipal election for the city of Rock Island at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the City Clerk’s office, 1528 3rd Ave. The packets include general information regarding the election and the necessary forms……

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College opens registration for continuing ed classes

Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education offers a variety of community education classes in September. Class locations vary; details available at www.bhc.edu/pace. To register, call Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education at 309-796-8223. Upcoming classes include the following:…

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Military “brat” regional event on 9/11

Former military or overseas dependents will hold a regional get-together noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Machine Shed, 7250 Northwest Blvd., Davenport.

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2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Ford Explorer offers more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a new Platinum series trim package.

WQAD.com LogoPND defeats Alleman in Bishop’s Bowl

PND defeats Alleman in Bishop’s Bowl

Peoria ND defeats Alleman in Bishop's Bowl…

WQAD.com LogoWest Branch wins big over West Liberty

West Branch wins big over West Liberty

West Branch wins big over West Liberty…

WQAD.com LogoPlay of the night week 1

Play of the night week 1

Week 1 Play of the Night sponsored by Genesis Physical Therapy.  …

WQAD.com LogoMIC’D UP & Highlights- Mercer County falls by 10 to Farmington

MIC’D UP & Highlights- Mercer County falls by 10 to Farmington

  Mercer County falls in season opener, 30-20.  Get inside the locker room before the game with Golden Eagles Head Coach, Andrew Hofer…

WQAD.com LogoSterling wins battle of state ranked teams

Sterling wins battle of state ranked teams

Sterling scores 38-points in a win over Sycamore.

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Today in history for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2016. There are 125 days left in the year.

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Rock Island County marriage licenses for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

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Rock Island County dissolutions for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

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Rock Island County Felonies for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

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Rock Island County DUIs for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

WQAD.com LogoDurant gets by Columbus Community

Durant gets by Columbus Community

Durant wins 22-7 over Columbus Community…

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Whiteside County DUIs for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Dwyer, Alysha L., 1/19/1991, of 300 S. Main, Apartment 3A, Rochelle, Ill.; withheld judgment with supervision Aug. 17 on DUI; $3,699 fine/costs, 24 months supervision.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township falls to L-P

United Township falls to L-P

LaSalle Peru wins big in season opener over UT, 42-6.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo rolls to an opening win

Geneseo rolls to an opening win

Geneseo opened up with 21-points in the first quarter, on their way to a 62-12 win.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg win big on the road at Dunlap

Galesburg win big on the road at Dunlap

Galesburg opens their season at Dunlap, and comes away with a 48-7 win.

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Pioneers motivated to get back to winning ways

ROCK ISLAND -- When the Alleman football team finishes practice every evening in the late-summer and large part of fall, the team heads to the locker room in the basement of the high school.

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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers, three loud, long ones, to the removal of barricades on the southbound (Illinois-bound) I-74 from the Mississippi River Bridge to John Deere Road. The bottlenecks on the southbound lanes leading to and from the Interstate 74 bridge have been……

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Navigating rapids challenged seasoned pilots

Imagine the bottom of a steamboat rubbing against the bottom of the Mississippi River much of the way from Rock Island to LeClaire, Iowa.

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Letter: Why restrict corporation, union free speech rights?

Regarding your editorial against Citizens United ("Shine light on dark money," Sunday Viewpoints), why should corporations and unions be restricted in their right to free speech? If we are going to tax corporations 50+ percent on their profits, should they……

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Letter: Tell lawmakers to vow to support term limits

Our political system in Washington is broken with a Congress that is mainly concerned with collecting money and being combative with any administration in power.

Quad-Cities Online LogoTest your knowledge of King, his movement

Test your knowledge of King, his movement

Fifty-three years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most iconic speeches in American history at the “March on Washington.”…

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Today in history for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Today is Saturday, Aug. 27 the 240th day of 2016. There are 126 days left in the year.

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Moline still a 'mystery' on the football field

MOLINE -- Never has Moline football coach Mike Tracey entered a season -- and this will be his 21st on the sideline -- "with so many inexperienced seniors."…

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Lottery numbers drawn August 26

Mega Millions…

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Panthers can sense excitement

LaSALLE -- Surely, Kaleb Goodlow, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound offensive and defensive lineman for United Township, is anxious for those at Soule Bowl to see the new Panther excitement under first-year coach Joe Morrissey.

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Highlight Zone Back-to-School: Second Half

Watch Highlight Zone Back-to-School: Second Half…

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Rough night to be a Panther in opener

LaSALLE — Before United Township’s opening football game of the season at Howard Fellows Stadium, a preteen in the UT stands asked if he could go over to the Cavaliers’ side of the field.

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Wet conditions force cancellation of Geneseo golf invite

GENESEO – Because of the course inundated with rain this week, the Geneseo Invitational boys' golf gathering scheduled for today at Maple Bluff Golf Club has been canceled.

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Football helps steer RI's Sudberry on crossroads of life

ROCK ISLAND -- In facing crossroads at a young age, Michail Sudberry used football to help steer him on a path more uphill than downhill.

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Golden Eagles fall in Hofer's coaching debut

ALEDO — The Andrew Hofer coaching era at Mercer County could not have gotten off to a more promising start.

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Highlight Zone Back-to-School: FIRST HALF

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DeKalb hands Moline fifth consecutive season-opening loss

DEKALB -- Three seconds ran off the clock on Friday night after the season-opening kickoff, one that hit Moline's Eli Suastegui and rolled out at the 2 yard line.

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Geneseo keeps winning tradition

GENESEO — With every fall comes opening day for high school football, and in Geneseo a winning tradition is the norm.

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Stark County serves up “Hog Heaven” at home football games

WYOMING, Ill (KWQC)- Football in the Stark County School District has become a way of life. “It’s a religious experience,” said Scott Fairfield, Ag. teacher and FFA Advisor. “I think people look forward to it, we’ve had success.” The small town of Wyoming, where the team plays, may need a name change to accompany its extremely popular sandwich, Hog Heaven. “The Hog Heaven is a pork burger, pulled pork and bacon,” said Patty Wilkinson, the school’s business education teacher and head of the concession stand. “My food pyramid has baco…

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Q-C Sports Shorts from Friday

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WQAD.com LogoMercado on Fifth aims to showcase businesses and neighborhood

Mercado on Fifth aims to showcase businesses and neighborhood

MOLINE, Illinois - It was the grand opening for a new market in the Floreciente neighborhood, but it's offering more than just fresh food. El Mariachi has been serving food in Moline for 25 years and when owner Virginia Castro was asked if she wanted to her business to get more publicity, she couldn't say no, "I think I was the first person to say yes." That opportunity is the new market in Moline called the Mercado on Fifth. The vision that started ten years ago has now become a reality. 'I'm realizing there's a lot of small businesses that need opportunities to get started so we`re trying t…

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With only three hits, Bandits fall again

Result: A pair of teams battling for their Class A Midwest League postseason lives went at it Friday evening at Modern Woodmen Park and were almost mirror images of each other in the Western Division battle. In the end, the……

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Mercado on Fifth opens to good turnout

MOLINE — Bob Ontiveros was all smiles as he walked down 5th Avenue Friday night, having finally realized a dream come true.

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UTHS Class of 1964 plans birthday party

EAST MOLINE -- The United Township High School Class of 1964 will gather for a 70th birthday party for class members from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 17, at Leisure Time Sports Bar, 845 Avenue of the Cities.

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College started this week for 14-year-old Florida girl

EUSTIS, Fla. -- Danielle Carson, 14, is almost two years away from getting her braces off or her driver's license.

Quad-Cities Online LogoCalifornia boy starts baking business to buy mom a house -- and make people happy

California boy starts baking business to buy mom a house -- and make people happy

FRESNO, Calif. -- Eight-year-old Jalen Bailey was saving some of his money for a KitchenAid.

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ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

WASHINGTON — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work.

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MidAmerican gets state OK for wind-energy project

DES MOINES -- MidAmerican Energy Co. on Friday received the final order from the Iowa Utilities Board for Wind XI.

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Celebrity birthdays, Aug. 27, 2016

Author Lady Antonia Fraser is 84. Actor Tommy Sands is 79. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 79. Musician Daryl Dragon is 74. Actress Tuesday Weld is 73. Actor G.W. Bailey is 72. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 72. Actress Marianne……

WQAD.com LogoIllinois drivers no longer pay late license plate renewal fees

Illinois drivers no longer pay late license plate renewal fees

Illinois drivers late in renewing their license plates won't need to pay a late fee. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill forbidding the state from collecting those late fees. Almost half a million drivers had to pay $20 each over the past year. Once you renew your registration online, you'll be notified by email, every time your license tags come up for renewal.

KWQC-TV6 LogoBuilding a better dinnertime with your family

Building a better dinnertime with your family

Are family meals a lost art?  In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become the norm.  What impact does this have on our kids, our families and ourselves? Hy-Vee registered dietitian, Nina Struss RD, LDN, discusses the benefits of having family meals, as well as steps to building a better dinnertime. Garden Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce recipe Serves 6 All you need: 1 pound lean ground turkey 2 medium carrots (about 6 oz), peeled and grated (about 2/3 cup) 1 large egg, beaten ½ cup quick-…





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