Monday, April 27th, 2015
This brother and sister don’t just have “Frozen” fever, they have played the song so much they know it forward and backwards.
As in, they can play it with their backs to the piano.
Jason and Sara celebrated the announcement of a sequel to Disney’s “Frozen” with a medley of music from the movie, played with their special twist. Their YouTube video has more than two million views.
You have to see it to believe it!
There is no laugh quite like that belly laugh from a baby.
Buzz thought it was a riot when his dad blew the seeds away on a puffy white dandelion. Two days after it was posted, video of Buzz’s contagious laughter had more than a million views.
“This is why being a Dad is awesome. This is the first time my son Buzz has ever seen a dandelion…I think he liked it,” Tom Fletcher posted along with the video of the funniest dandelions ever.
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NEPAL (KWQC) – A 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed over 3,800 and injured more than 7,000. Here’s a look at how you can donate through various charities and organizations.
One of the locations at the center of relief efforts is the Nepal Red Cross Society but there are many others.
#NepalEarthquake: as needs escalate, RedCross continues to assist survivors amidst aftershocks http://t.co/rYllwLLHY1 pic.twitter.com/WGKns7V3TX
— IFRC (@Federation) April 27, 2015
To support the response to #NepalEarthquake, contact your national RedCross or Red Crescent, or donat
Four more probable cases of deadly bird flu have been discovered in commercial poultry farms in northwestern Iowa.
The first infected flock was at a commercial turkey farm in Buena Vista County. Then, more than 5 million hens were to be euthanized after bird flu was found at a commercial egg-laying facility in Osceola County. The facility was quarantined and the birds had to be euthanized to prevent the spread of H5N2 avian influenza.
The disease is deadly to birds, but there is little to no risk for transmission to humans.
State authorities say there are four more probable cases of avian infl
Residents in Silvis Heights are under a boil order this afternoon.Randy Parker from Silvis Heights Water tells Local 4 News that a feeder main somehow got shut off, dropping pressure in the system to the point where a boil order is necessary.Residents should boil their water for at least five minutes until further notice to be sure it's safe to use. Effected areas include 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue in Silvis and 35th Avenue to 39th Avenue in East Moline.
MILAN, Ill (KWQC) – Two people are in the hospital while a man sits in jail following a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Milan police say on Saturday, a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Kaleb Joseph Mallek was weaving in and out of traffic and driving on the shoulder while crossing over the Veterans Memorial Bridge from Moline to Milan. Police say his vehicle was clocked at 106 mph in a 50 mph zone.
Then, police say Mallek ran a red light and hit another vehicle that was passing through the intersection. Police say Mallek took off from the scene, but was caught after a short chase.
A strange afternoon for local law enforcement after police track down a group of alleged thieves on land, on the water, and from the air.Sometime Sunday a truck from Grace Marine and a boat and trailer from Top Shelf Marine were stolen. The boat was spotted on the Rock River near Coal Valley this afternoon and the chase was on.A number of agencies were involved in tracking down the alleged thieves, including the MedForce helicopter.Officers were able to recover the truck and the 23' Sea Ray boat. The boat, truck, and trailer all suffered some damage. At this time it is not c
BERWYN, Ill. — Comedian Tamale Rocks recently made a strange and unpleasant discovery while getting ready to perform at a Chicago-area bar.
Rocks uploaded a video to YouTube from Cigars and Stripes bar in Berwyn, Ill., showing what appears to be a two-way mirror opposite the women’s toilet.
“It may not appear weird to some people, but for paranoid jerks like myself, I get a little confused about why that might be there,” she says in the video.
Her footage shows that on the other side of the mirror is a supply closet, from which one can apparently see through the two-way glas
NEW ORLEANS — Several train cars were blown off the Huey P. Long Bridge on Monday, April 27, 2015, as strong storms hit the New Orleans area.
WGNO captured video of the incident. At least 11 cars were tossed from the bridge.
Chris Roberts, Council Chairman at Jefferson Parish Council, posted several photos of the train cars on Facebook.
No injuries were reported.
The New Orleans Public Belt issued a statement on Monday:
“Due to the severe weather this morning four Union Pacific Railroad railcars derailed and dropped off the eastbank approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge. The
A special remembrance ceremony will be held Tuesday for workers hurt or killed on the job in the past year.
Davenport, Iowa Alderman Ray Ambrose thinks tougher bond and harsher penalties could reduce crime in his city.
Leading his campaign against crime is the idea of requiring accused criminals to pay 100 percent of their bond, in cash, before they are released from jail. Depending on the nature of their crime, many detainees are currently required to post only 10% of their total bond amount, often through a bonding company, to be released.
Ambrose, who represents Davenport’s 4th Ward, said he thinks the situation in Iowa deteriorated when Polk County – which is the most populous co
Bill DeVrieze of Rock Island has been given an award for community service by the Rotary Club of Rock Island.
This will be the longest stretch of weather we’ll be able to take advantage of for this month as there’s not a drop of rain expected until we enter the weekend.
Similar to last week, weather systems across the country are showing very little movement. Strong low still spinning just north of the New England states, strong low firing up showers and storms from Texas and points east and we are sitting under a dry bubble of air. In the days ahead, this air will slowly warm, which leads to a pretty nice week of weather.
Highs today were a few degrees warmer from yesterday with the m
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Three men were caught Monday near the Rock River in Moline. Police suspect the men of stealing a boat, a truck and a trailer.
The odor of something burning forced the evacuation of the state capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa, but the source was not fire.
It was burned “Easy Mac” in a microwave near the Senate chamber.
Alarms sounded just after 11 a.m., and lawmakers, state workers and visitors were evacuated from the capitol building. Firefighters, with sirens blaring, responded to the alarm.
A short time later, the overcooked dish was found in the microwave. The evacuation was lifted and everyone returned to the building.
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Jury selection has begun in the case of Muscatine man charged with murder in connection with a deadly stabbing. Cody Curtis is charged with second degree murder in the death of Timothy Lane. The 45-year-old Lane was found unresponsive at his home last May with a stab wounds to his chest. He later died at a local hospital.Family members told Local 4 News that Lane was Curtis' stepfather.
A two-year-old child and a 20-year-old woman died when the truck they were traveling in crashed and landed upside-down in a creek northwest of Maquoketa, Iowa.
Ellen Edwards of Bernard, Iowa, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet C25 truck northbound on 86th Avenue when she crested a hill, then lost control as the truck was headed downhill according to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol.
The truck slid sideways, hit the railing, went through the railing and came to rest upside-down in the creek near Bernard Road.
Edwards and two-year-old Joseph Paul Edwards were tekan by ambulance to a hospital
After nine years at WQAD, Jason Fechner is moving on to his next adventure.
Jason joined News 8 as a weekend anchor in 2006. Since then he moved his way up to anchoring the 6:30 p.m. newscasts and, eventually, all of our evening newscasts.
“Jason has left some big shoes to fill,” said WQAD News Director Alan Baker. “He has been a great friend to many, and he has helped countless local organizations as well.”
Jason has tirelessly supported local non-profit agencies, including Gilda’s Club and the Salvation Army.
“I’ve ended up staying nine years because I’ve loved the Quad Citie
Crews have fixed a broken sanitary sewer pipe that was leaking thousands of gallons of waste water into an unnamed tributary of Goose Creek. Both sections of the displaced pipe have been repaired and the effluent is no longer discharging into the waterway. It was estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 gallons of untreated waste water was flowing out of the pipe each day into Goose and Duck Creeks, and eventually the Mississippi. Ron Hocker, Davenport Public Works Sewers Maintenance Engineer says contracted crews have the pe
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JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) — A mother and her two-year-old son died after an accident on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Police say 20-year-old Elaine Edwards of Bernard, Iowa was traveling northbound on 86th Avenue near Bernard Road. They say she had crested a hill and was heading down when she lost control of the vehicle and slid sideways. Her vehicle hit a guard rail, went through it, and continued on into a creek. The vehicle came to rest upside down in the creek.
Edwards and her son were taken to the Jackson County Hospital. Both died from their injuries.
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Got a patent that you’re hoping to sell? Google wants to hear from you.
Google is setting up an experiment from May 8 to May 22 during which inventors can send pitches to sell their patents to the search company.
It sounds like a radio ad from a patent troll, in which deep pocketed patent collectors offer buy intellectual property from small inventors. But Google says it is interested in adding the patents to its portfolio, saying it might make money off the patents by licensing them to other companies. Google has also used its growing patent
DES MOINES — A burned bowl of macaroni and cheese caused an evacuation of the Iowa Capitol on Monday morning.
Black Hawk College hosted an on campus disaster drill for its EMS students on Monday, April 27, 2015.
The students received hands on experience on how to treat people that have been injured in a car accident. In Monday’s drill, a drunk driver drove his car into a crowd of people, and ten people were injured.
The students treated the injured people up until the time they were taken to the hospital. Students say it’s nice to get this hands on experience that a text book can’t teach you.
“The hands on experience is not something where you can go through the book as many ti
Actress Linda Thompson, Bruce Jenner’s second wife, says she can “breathe a little easier” knowing her ex-husband has found the strength to publicly declare he is transgender.
In a two-hour special that aired Friday, April 24, 2015, the Olympic gold medalist and “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star said he has the “soul of a female” even though he was born with male body parts.
Editor’s note: Although Bruce Jenner has said that for “all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” CNN is using the pronoun “he” until Jenner e
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — Seven people were sent to the hospital after police say a driver who was under the influence, ran a red light and hit an Illinois State Police squad car.
The incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015. An Illinois State Police Officer was on westbound on Fourth Avenue, transporting a prisoner to the Rock Island County Jail, when police say that driver ran the light at 24th Street.
The trooper and prisoner were treated and released for minor injuries. The five people in the other car were also treated and released from the hospital.
A man and a woman were wanted in connection with theft that happened at a liquor store in Sterling, Illinois.
Police said they were called to a reported theft at Discount Liquor at 301 Avenue G just after 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015. They did not immediately release what was allegedly stolen from the store.
Police said they were searching for a man who allegedly committed the theft, and the woman who accompanied the suspect in the store. Surveillance cameras captured pictures of the pair when they were in the st
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A local nano brewery, Contrary Brewing Co., is now open for business. What used to be a storefront for water sport equipment on Mississippi Drive is now a freshly painted tap…
Federal health officials said Monday, April 27, 2015, that certain dog chews are being recalled over potential Salmonella contamination to pets and their owners.
The Food and Drug Administration warned that humans who touched the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kitdog chews are at risk of infection if they did not thoroughly wash their hands and clean any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product.
The recall covers one lot of the 1.69 ounce package of Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, which contain three bone-shaped chews designed for puppies that are teething. The chews, made by New Jersey-ba
An Iowa man, who was there when a devastating earthquake struck in Nepal, has been found after his family was unable to reach him.
Cole Donahue, of New Albin, had traveled to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. An earthquake that killed thousands of people, and left thousands more injured, struck Saturday, April 25, 2015. Aftershocks followed, as well as avalanches that killed and stranded climbers on Mount Everest.
Donahue’s family and friends began an online search for him, reaching out to the U.S. Embassy, the State Department, Google’s Person Finder and a Facebook page dedicated to finding h
On Sunday, April 26, around 7:00 PM, the Sterling Police Department responded to Discount Liquor near the 300 block of Avenue G for a report of a theft. The police department is now seeking the help of the public in identifying the white male suspect, and white female that was with him at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 815-625-7867.
Iowa State University officials are investigating a bomb threat to the school's Durham Center. The site was secured and temporarily closed to the public Monday morning. At the time of the closure, the school was encouraging everyone to stay way from the area as police continue their investigation. The building re-opened at 6:30 Monday morning. Stick with Local 4 News for the latest details on the investigation.
STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) — Police are looking for two people in connection with a theft at Discount Liquor. Officers responded to the store at Avenue G, Suite C for a theft at around 7 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Police are asking for help to identify the man and the woman he’s with at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 815-625-7867.
The Moline School District will consider buying Google Chromebooks for students at its meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015.
Chris McKenzie, an English Teacher at John Deere Middle School, and some of his students are using Google Classroom and Google Chromebooks. Chromebooks are like mini laptops. Google Classroom allows teachers to collect homework without using paper. With chromebooks, students are encouraged to look up the answers themselves.
“It’s so much easier,” seventh grade student Joe Reddy said. “If we don’t know how to spell something, we don’t have
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MUSCATINE, Iowa — When Phyllis Korschot’s phone rang in the middle of the night, her daughter was quick to give reassurance.
Second graders in Mrs. Sturgis’ class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Gale Elementary School in Galesburg, Illinois.
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The driver of a vehicle that struck an Illinois State Police squad car faces a charge of driving under the influence after an early-morning accident Sunday.
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A good Monday to all. A chance of patchy frost in the morning, plenty of sun in the afternoon and temps in the mid-60s sum up today's weather highlights.
It was 30 years ago this May 14 that the last tractor rolled off the assembly line at the International Harvester Farmall Plant in Rock Island.
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There is a word for alternative medicine that is proven to work: Medicine. Once it has been proven effective in repeated double-blind studies, the qualifier can be dropped.
A letter writer asked, “What did voters get by not re-electing Jacobs?”
On behalf of the River Bend Foodbank, what a joy it was to participate in the Quad Cities’ 30th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
My involvement with the Y began in early grade school when the Moline’s YMCA (that was the former name of the Two Rivers YMCA) was still located in downtown Moline. This is where I learned to swim.
MOLINE, Il (KWQC) — Quad Citians from Nepal, who still have friends and family in the region, tell us they are concerned. They met Sunday night, working to send messages of hope overseas and raise money to get much-needed relief supplies to the area.
They tell us the images coming from Nepal are devastating. Though the earthquake happened miles away, it’s hits close to home for nearly 150 people in our area. For many of them, it is home. “We cry for Nepal right now,” Rajendra Dahal says. He was born in that country. It’s where he met his wife. And like so many w
I travel the state a lot. On Amtrak, from western Illinois into Chicago’s Loop, I pass from left-behind rural towns and through new middle-class housing tracts on the suburban fringe.
It used to be that people knew there is a right and wrong way to be dressed in public places because they were taught that difference early in their lives. Now, that is not the case.
The Genesis Adventures in Nursing Summer Camp (GAIN) will return July 13-17, 2015 for young people who may be interested in a nursing career. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m.-– noon each day. Applications for GAIN will be accepted through May 1st. Cost for camp is $150. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Campers attending the day camp will be introduced to different specialties in healthcare. They will tour the hospital, observe a mock trauma in the emergency department, visit an operating room, visit the simulation lab and learn first aid and CPR. Applicants who have c
Despite the wet weather on Saturday, a 'frolfing' tournament drew quite a crowd this weekend.Quad City disc golfers, along with three-time world champion Paul McBeth, hit the links for the annual 'Rumble' competition in Davenport. The event included 250 pro disc golfers.Event organizers say despite the rain yesterday, today was a beautiful day for both the players and their supporters."The weather's been difficult on Friday and Saturday. Yesterday it was windy and cold and rainy," said Paul Roesner, the tournament director for the intermediate pool. "T
One question I get asked often as an Illinois political reporter is: “What is Mike Madigan really like?”
Burlington would take game one 4-2. Quad Cities come back to win game 2 7-6 in 12 innings.
BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) — It’s an alternative sport, quietly capturing a following from legions of fans. The game known as Disc Golfing or Frisbee Golfing is also gaining a strong hold here in the QCA. This weekend, disc golfers gathered to compete in three local parks. KWQC Photojournalist Bryan Witt brings us the sights and sounds of the Quad Cities Rumble.
Hawks are making improvements as they end spring practice.
Mallards have a 3-2 advantage in the best of seven series with Rapid City. The Mallards are looking for one more win on the road to close out the series.
Area bands battled it out tonight to see who's got the best blues at the River Music Experience.It was all part of the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge. Three solo and three duo acts competed to see which artist and band would be moving on to the final round in Des Moines."For many years the Quad City band has won the state competition," said Kristy Bennett, on the board of directors for the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, "it's a real honor to have so much good blues - quality blues - in the Quad Cities "The final competition takes place in Memphis.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – A local group is honoring African-American women who they feel are making a difference. Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. say the BET program, Black Girls Rock, inspired them to create their own version, Black Girls Who Rock. The fourth annual event was held at the Martin Luther King Junior Center on Sunday.
Organizer Lachelle Guy says the women in attendance know that they “rock” and they want to make everyone else aware, too.
“I mean you can’t say it any other way,” she said. “I’m a black girl who rocks, my s
The Score Sunday looks back at the Drake Relays. Matt Coss from the QC Times breaksdown the relays and looks forward to state in three weeks. The Pleasant Valley girls track teams had several place winners at the Drake Relays. St. Ambrose men’s volleyball earns National Runner-Up honors. FCA story of the week features Morrison softball.
A benefit for Ashley Wunderlich was held at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline on Sunday.
Wunderlich was one of two sixteen year old girls who died in a car accident on October 25, 2014. Ashley was driving the car on a rural road in Erie, Illinois, when she lost control and flipped over into a drainage ditch.
Six months later, Tracy Wunderlich, Ashley’s mother, still hasn’t been able to afford a headstone. The benefit on Sunday, with raffle items, was meant to help pay for that cost.
“I think it’s probably going to cost a few thousand dollars to buy a headstone,R
Students from Augustana College were part of a national movement this Sunday afternoon.To help end all forms of violence, students hosted a 'Take Back the Night' event. Survivors of sexual assault spoke to others on campus about these crimes to raise awareness."It affects so many people and it's such a silent thing," said Kelsey Wesd, an event organizer and co-president of 'Understand Sexual Assault' student group. "You have no idea what it's like until you start getting informed and educated on all of it and really thinking about it more."Find a link to more informat
Many words can describe 84-year-old Dean Troutman, but he has one that may just sum it all up."I've been crazy all my life," he said.People called him crazy when he bought a plot of land in the middle of Princeville back in 2011. "Soil, land, it's here for a long time, and Princeville could probably use a park," Dean said.But it's why he did it that makes him a little less crazy. "My wife passed away in July of 2010, and I started thinking about some special memorial for her," he said.So he invested more than $300,000 and built a football field, a ball park and m
April may be Autism Awareness month but spreading understanding of this disorder is a year round goal for the Autism Society. Autism is a developmental disability that effects the way someone interacts with others. one in every 68 children are on the autism spectrum. people with autism are able to be independent but struggle with certain tasks, understanding the disorder makes their lives easier. "Awareness helps them in many ways, a trip to the dentist office is not fun for everybody anyway and for a kid with autism or an adult the drills and the lights and the face shie
The Quad Cities Nepalese Society held a meeting in Moline to discuss how to best help earthquake victims in Nepal.
Dozens of people from around the Quad Cities and from Cedar Rapids attended the meeting Sunday, April 26, 2015. At the meeting they discussed their plan to send two or three people over to Nepal to begin helping displaced families.
The society is raising money to buy tents, food, and water, for victims who are stranded with no place to go.
The earthquake struck Saturday, April 25 and at least 2,430 people died in Nepal alone. That number was continuing to climb. Including fatali
A vehicle with five people inside collided with an Illinois State Trooper who was driving with a prisoner in the front seat, according to police.According to a statement from the Illinois State Police, the trooper was headed westbound on 4th Avenue in Rock Island. He was taking a prisoner to the Rock Island County Jail when a vehicle ran the red light at 24th Street and hit the squad car. The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday.Police say there were five people inside the vehicle that collided with the squad car, including the driver, 28-year-old James Fennesy. All five passenger, th
Disc golfers competed in a weekend-long tournament in the Quad Cities and joining them was three-time world champion Paul McBeth.
The event called the “disc golf Rumble” was part of the Professional Disc Golf Association and went on from Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 26. The tournament consisted of one round of 24 holes each day with the showcase round at West Lake Park on Sunday. There, professional players went head-to-head for the win.
“We believe that the Quad Cities has plenty to offer the players outside of disc golf,” said Jessica Argyle, co-owner of Iron Lion Golf Su
Her parents are living in the street because they are afraid to go back into their own home.
GOOSE LAKE Iowa (KWQC)- Voters in Goose Lake got to see what their tax dollars paid for.
The school district held an open house from 2-4p.m. for everyone to walk through and see the new gymnasium and the three new classrooms.
The 8 million dollar project was paid for by a bond referendum passed by voters in April 2013.
The Northeast Community School District in Goose Lake, Iowa unveiled some new additions at their high school.
An open house Sunday, April 26, 2015 allowed community members to come in and see what construction crews have been working on for the last year and a half. The additions included a new gym, stem room, science rooms, locker rooms, and a concession stand.
Taxpayer money funded the additions and Principal Alicia Christiansen said parents would be happy to see the upgrades and that “every penny has been worth it” for the kids.
A few years ago, the school also added a tornado safe room
Quad City Arts is looking for apprentices for its summer program. It's a chance for young people to learn more about the arts by working in music, dance and public art."It really cross pollinates the arts community," said Community Arts Director, Jessi Black.You don't need any experience. You have to be between the ages of 15 and 21. All apprentices will get paid a stipend. Applications are due in a week. Click here to apply.
Members of the Quad-City Food Forest group need volunteers at 10 a.m. Saturday to help plant 50 juneberry shrubs and 50 hazelnut trees in the Blackhawk Gardens Community Food Forest, 1599 Gard…
Both Lauren Wiest and Bo Weber knew at a young age that they wanted to grow up and build something.
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After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck in Nepal, an avalanche hit the base camp at Mount Everest and stunning video posted on YouTube shows the moment when things at that camp went from calm to chaotic.
The footage was posted on YouTube Sunday by user Jost Kobusch along with the description: “The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.”
As of Saturday, authorities reported that at least 17 people had been
A vehicle packed with five people collided with an Illinois State Trooper who was driving with a prisoner in the front seat, police say.
The trooper was headed westbound on 4th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police. He was taking a prisoner to the Rock Island County Jail when a vehicle ran the red light at 24th Street and hit the squad car. The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Police said there were five people inside the vehicle that collided with the squad car, including the driver, 28-year-old James Fennesy
A request to place a sign along I-80 to show where Rhythm City Casino’s new home would be has been denied, according to the City of Davenport’s information site.
The sign would have been 48 feet by 14 feet and was going to say “Future home of Rhythm City Casino.” The Zoning Board of Appeals voted 2-2 on the matter. According to Davenport Today, the sign would be 10 times bigger than the 65-square-foot construction signs that the City ordinance allows.
An alternative sign possibility was submitted that would be half as big.
“We are getting ready to put footings on the ground for wha
Sunday was a flat-out great day for disc golf in the Quad-Cities, whether players were part of a tournament or just enjoying the sport.
For a second year, people rode their bikes in the Tour de Brew for cancer awareness.
The event took riders to six different breweries in the Quad Cities on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Bicyclists started at RIBCO in Rock Island and made their way to Brew in the Village of East Davenport, Great River Brewery in Davenport, Steel Head Tavern in Moline, The Edge in Rapids City, and finally Bent River Brewery in Moline.
The ride ended back at RIBCO, where riders were met with live music and a raffle drawing.
The event was held to raise money for cancer patients and their families. In 2014, the riders
A little boy had told his parents someone talked to him at night. It wasn’t until they heard it themselves that the parents realized his baby monitor had been hacked.
“Wake up little boy, daddy’s looking for you.”
That was the message that came over on their son’s baby monitor, according to a report by CBS News.
“Well I started to cry in there, because it all started coming back to me, and I started figuring things out,” the mom said.
“My wife walked in and I heard the exact words say, “Look someone’s coming” or “someone’s coming into view,”” the boy’s dad said
Dress for Success Quad-Cities will showcase the talents of local designers as it hosts its first Recycle the Runway event Thursday, April 30, at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport.
Nepal was slammed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Related: How earthquakes are measured
On Sunday, the region was jolted with a powerful aftershock as the Himalayan nation struggled to cope with the jarring.
“Think of an aftershock as just the earth basically readjusting itself after all the fault displacements that took place across this region,” said a meteorologist.
More than 2,000 people have died and countless buildings have been leveled.
Click here to find out how you can help victims of the Nepal earthquake
By David Goldman
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake on Saturday.
Fredinburg was privacy director for the company’s Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company’s more forward-thinking initiatives, including driverless cars and Google Glass.
A frequent and experienced climber, Fredinburg was scaling Everest with two other Google employees this weekend, while a 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused an avalanche. Though the other two Googlers survived along with other she
By Sara Ashley O’Brien
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Investors — and millennials — are nuts about Acorns.
Acorns is a new investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases.
On Wednesday, the eight-month old app announced that it banked $23 million in its third round of funding. The new round comes from investors including venture capital firms Greycroft and e.ventures and brings its funding total to $32 million.
It has 650,000 members who are mostly millennials. So far, they’ve saved a combined $25 million since the ap
There are certain times in life when I am convinced that I'm an abject failure as a human being. Thank goodness I have my music collection to fall back on.
Dick’s Sporting Goods opened in Moline and the store is holding a three-day celebration for it.
The store officially opened Friday, April 24, 2015 at SouthPark Mall. There are now 25 Dick’s stores in Illinois and more than 600 in the country.
On Saturday, former professional running back Roger Craig made an appearance.
A new Dick’s Sporting Goods just opened in Burlington, Iowa as well.
Seeing plenty of sunshine today along with warmer temperatures! Daytime highs will reach the low 60s, though still seeing a nice breeze continuing to make it’s way into the area.
Overnight lows will drop down into the low 30s once again, leaving us with another cold night.
Warmer temperatures are on their way though! By Tuesday we’ll reach the 70s once again and continue to see these nice temperatures for the remainder of the week.
Not seeing any wet weather in the forecast until next weekend. Enjoy the nice and sunny work week:)
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard
A good Sunday to all. Our week starts with plenty of sunshine — sunshine and warmer temps that should carry over for most of the week.
Kevin and Sandy Wohlford hope a change in atmosphere and flavor will become a big hit for their new Eldridge restaurant.
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
King’s Harvest Ministries is a place to go for help or to give help.
In response to the fictional column, “Hillary Clinton’s uphill battle:”
And so we come to the end of April: Poetry Month. Only four days remaining in which to read -- or better yet -- write a poem.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II.
As the years go by, it seems more groups are discovering that events hosted in The District of Rock Island, have that certain edge that almost guarantees success.
I got a kick out of your April 17 editorial cartoon talking about Hillary Clinton as old, predictable and boring.
Roger Craig is welcomed home by fans at the grand opening of Dicks Sporting Goods in Moline.
Day 3 of the Drake relays nets plenty of top times. The Assumption Girls win the 4 x 800 relay. Pleasant Valley boys win the 4 x 800. Pleasant Valley edges out Assumption in the girls 4 x 400 by 7-tenths of a second. Carly Donahue is second in the 400 hurdles. West Burlington ND wins the boys 4x 100, Jacob Smith from West Burlington ND wins the 400 hurdles.