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Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Security camera installation on Washington Street gives business owners a new outlook

DAVENPORT– Newly installed security cameras on Washington street are giving business owners a new outlook on their neighborhood. Rick Piatt who owns Rick’s Wreck Repair shop along the street says the installation of the cameras is a long time coming. “It’s been something that’s been in the works for years but the money wasn’t available,” says Piatt. The City of Davenport proposed the security camera pilot program last year to prop up 18-20 cameras between Clay and 17th street. As well as parts of Riverview Terrace Park. Piatt’s owned his busines…

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: A laser that improves sex for women

YOUR HEALTH: A laser that improves sex for women

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland – The use of a laser procedure is making a big difference for women who find it painful to have sex. The Monalisa Touch procedure is pain-free, requires no anesthesia, and is changing lives. "Every single patient that I have done has had a dramatically significant change in their symptoms," says Dr. Tobie Beckerman, an OB/GYN and founder of the Maryland-based Beckerman's Women's Health. "I just walk around smiling." The Monalisa Touch is a laser beam that creates a small thermal injury, triggering cell repairs. "You basically are taking very thin vaginal tissues and r…

WQAD.com LogoSmall businesses in Davenport on high alert after fake money scam

Small businesses in Davenport on high alert after fake money scam

DAVENPORT– General manager, Nicole Dangelser is keeping a sharp eye on the money coming into the FieldHouse bar and restaurant at NorthPark Mall in Davenport. ‘They are making counterfeit money so realistic looking that it is very hard to catch and if you`re busy and you go through a lot of it`s just one of those things that it could be over looked .’ 12 9:49-10:01 She says overlooking money is a mistake she can afford to make, especially with reports of fake money popping up around town. Davenport police confirmed Marco’s pizza’s off Kimberly and Division street …

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Success helping opiate addicts with Safe Passage program

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti visited UnityPoint Health Robert Young Center to discuss mental health and opioid addiction. Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti learned about Safe Passage, a program started in September of 2015, it’s a program aimed at getting people suffering from addiction the help they need instead of putting them in jail. Since it’s start the program has helped 160 people and about 60% of the people who went through the program are still sober today. They’ve also seen a decrease on a day to day basis with the amount of peop…

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Curtis Mansion hosts murder mystery, tea

The Curtis Mansion in Clinton will host a combination murder mystery and high Victorian tea from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the mansion, 420 5th Ave. S.

Quad-City Times LogoIWLC program aims to support Iowa women in leadership

IWLC program aims to support Iowa women in leadership

Iowa Women Lead Change, or IWLC, rolled out its new initiative aimed at improving gender balance in the workplace and promoting the advancement of women into leadership at companies and organizations statewdide.

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Food truck event kicks off season at Bechtel Park

If the city of Davenport's pilot food truck program was an indication, expect lines at Bechtel Park Tuesday afternoon through evening.

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Mississippi River at High Levels

The Mississippi River is rising, and will hold at, or near, flood stage through the weekend.

Quad-City Times LogoRatzenberger: Without tradesmen, civilization would 'grind to a halt'

Ratzenberger: Without tradesmen, civilization would 'grind to a halt'

As the people who can make things and use tools disappear into retirement, the generation coming behind them is not being equipped with the same knowledge.

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Professor to discuss North Korea in Bettendorf

North Korea will be the topic at Tuesday night's meeting of the World Affairs Council.

WQAD.com LogoIllinois priests put ministry into motion with bike trip across diocese

Illinois priests put ministry into motion with bike trip across diocese

ROCK ISLAND – Three priests are pedaling for prayers across the Peoria Diocese this week. “We actually love to have fun,” said Fr. Michael Pica, Bloomington, on Monday, April 24.  “We like to bike.” They like to bike so much that they’ll ride 320 miles in just five days. “Nervousness and fear was a good motivator,” said Fr. Tom Otto, Monmouth. On the first day of a remarkable journey, these guys are really Holy Rollers. “That’s what people call us — the Holy Rollers,” chuckled Fr. Adam Cesarek, Pontiac. What a way to conn…

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Excessive rainfall developing later this week

Another beautiful warm spring day it turned out to be!  I’m expecting one more for the road come tomorrow before the forecast becomes soggy in the days to follow. Quiet skies tonight and pleasant too, with overnight lows around 50 degrees. Tuesday will be the last dry, warm spring day we see for the rest of this month as not just one but two weather systems move in across the area.  High clouds tomorrow will thicken and lower that night into Wednesday before ending Wednesday night.  During that period, close to one inch of rainfall is expected.  It will also keep our temperatures dow…

Quad-City Times LogoPriests pedal for vocations, visit schools

Priests pedal for vocations, visit schools

It was the Rev. Michael Pica's idea: Pedal across Illinois, raise awareness and spiritual support for vocations in the Diocese of Peoria.

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How you can help name the Arconic eaglets

DAVENPORT — You can now help name the three Arconic eaglets. Voting opened Monday, April 24 for the five final sets of names. You can only vote one time. The name options are: — Penny, Leonard, Sheldon — Orville, Wilbur, Amelia — Scout, Braveheart, Hunter — Apollo, Gemini, Mercury — Valor, Nova, Journey Click here to vote.  Voting is open until 8 a.m. Monday, May 1.

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Doritos sends teens to prom in style after hearing about ‘cheesy’ promposal

NEWTON, Kan. -- Four Kansas teens rode to prom in style after a popular chip company heard how one of the boys creatively used their product to ask a friend to prom. In March Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend's little sister, who has down syndrome to prom. During the promposal he was wearing a Doritos T-shirt that said, “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be cheesy and ask: will you go to prom with me?” Doritos are 15-year-old Carlie Whittman's favorite snack. The chip company heard about the promposal, and this past weekend sent them off to prom in style. They roll…

Quad-City Times LogoUpdate: Missing Moline student found, safe

Update: Missing Moline student found, safe

UPDATE: The missing teen has been located, is safe, and back at school.

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'Margins' Ep. 1: Berlinda Tyler-Jamison & Rev. Dwight Ford

In the first episode of "Margins," Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Berlinda Tyler-Jamison, president of the Rock Island County NAACP, and Rev. Dwight Ford, pastor of Grace City Church in Rock Island.

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We Want YOUR Questions for Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson

MUSCATINE, Iowa – WQAD News 8’s Good Morning Quad Cities is gearing up for its next ‘Breakfast With’ segment on Thursday, April 27th. For each segment, we invite a community leader to have breakfast with us and we talk about issues in their community. This Thursday (April 27th), we will sit down with Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson. Good Morning Quad Cities Reporter Jesyka Dereta is going to talk to her about the controversy between her and the Muscatine City Council, as well as other issues. The pair will be sitting down at the Muscatine Family Restaurant, 1903 Park Avenue startin…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Concord closed, Out & About, I-74 work south of Q-C

Noon update: Concord closed, Out & About, I-74 work south of Q-C

Quad-City Times LogoBest of the week: What's happening around the Q-C

Best of the week: What's happening around the Q-C

1. 'Stomp'…

WQAD.com LogoTeen admits to killing her grandparents and sealing up their room – then inviting friends over for a party

Teen admits to killing her grandparents and sealing up their room – then inviting friends over for a party

Watch Video GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia teen who allegedly confessed to killing her grandparents with her boyfriend, sealing up their room and then hosting a party for unsuspecting friends, also planned to kill several other people WSB-TV reports. According to WSB-TV, Cassie Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend, Johnny Rider, 18, planned the murders of her grandparents for days and thought out details such as caulking the doors shut in the house to keep the odor of death from being detected outside. Gwinnett County Police Detective Dave Brucz told WSB-TV the teens waited outside Bjorge&#…

WQAD.com LogoIllinois company recalls frozen hash browns for possible ‘golf ball materials’

Illinois company recalls frozen hash browns for possible ‘golf ball materials’

LISLE, Ill. — An Illinois food company is recalling frozen hash browns that may have pieces of golf balls in them, according to the FDA. McCain Foods USA announced on Friday it is voluntarily recalling Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020) and Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) due to contamination issues. The company said the frozen hash brown products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials” that may have been “inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make t…

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Monmouth College gets $20M donation…

WQAD.com LogoMan keeping wife company during cancer battle becomes viral photo

Man keeping wife company during cancer battle becomes viral photo

A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral online. The photo was tweeted by California teen Mackenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed. Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week. But that didn’t stop Mackenna’s dad Jon from trying to get as close to her as possible. “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying,” the tweet said. It has bee…

WQAD.com LogoToday on GMQC: Our Busy Weekends, Toothaches, and…Rat Videos?

Today on GMQC: Our Busy Weekends, Toothaches, and…Rat Videos?

MOLINE- The Good Morning Quad Cities’ grew is back together! Angie returned from her vacation for a wedding in Florida Sunday, April 23. It was a busy weekend for all of us. Saturday, April 22 I went to the Moments by Mutti fundraiser in Kewanee. Sunday, I was baptized and became Catholic at St. Ambrose University, and Saturday, Eric spoke at the Rally for Science event at Fejervary Park. Check out more from our weekends below. Two rats were caught on camera at a subway station in New York City fighting over…a bagel. Commenters on the online video were surprised that the person wh…

WQAD.com LogoFive inches of rain possible in less than a week!

Five inches of rain possible in less than a week!

Today and tomorrow will be fantastic with plenty of sunshine and highs in the middle 70s. But as good as our weather has been the past five days or so, it will be equally "yucky." Our first weather system is timed out for Wednesday when an inch of rain could fall. Rain will keep our temperatures quite cool as we go through the day, also alleviating any chance of severe thunderstorms. Thursday will be dry with more cool air. Heavy rain develops again late Friday, lasting through the weekend when 2-3 inches of rain is possible. As low pressure moves overhead on Sunday, a few storms could get a…

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Sunny and mild, street cameras and street work

Rick's Six: Sunny and mild, street cameras and street work

1. Another sweet day for the Q-C…

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WQAD.com LogoThe Score Sunday – Rock Island SB, Hawkeye Football, FCA

The Score Sunday – Rock Island SB, Hawkeye Football, FCA

The Score sunday features the Rock Island girls softball team after they sweep Moline to improve to 6-0 in Western Big 6 play.  Tom Kakert talks about the Iowa football team after their spring game.  Black Hawk Baseball Caoch Arnie Chavera wins game 400, but talks about his impact on his players. …

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Today in history for Monday, April 24, 2017

Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2017. There are 251 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoJewish Americans invites Holocaust survivor for remembrance program in Davenport

Jewish Americans invites Holocaust survivor for remembrance program in Davenport

DAVENPORT--As the community reflects on the millions of lives lost during the holocaust, Doris Fogel is working to redefine what it means to be a survivor during this year’s Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Program Sunday, April 23. "If I had to say why me, I would say why was I so lucky that when the bombs fell that I wasn't killed. That’s the only why me I would say,” says Fogel as she retold the story of how her family fled her home country Germany to go to an internment camp in Shanghai China. Fogel, a frequent speaker at the Holocaust Museum in Chicago, was the guest speaker for t…

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Child Holocaust survivor urges courage, vigilance, endurance

DAVENPORT -- Despite the rise of Nazism and the horror of 1938's Kristallnacht, the United States and Canada would not accept European refugees. Fortunately, to escape the Holocaust, Doris Fogel and her family were able to live in a ghetto……

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River Action's 'Fish & Fire' set for April 28

DAVENPORT -- River Action's 15th Annual Fish & Fire Friendraiser and Fundraiser is planned April 28 at Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport.

Quad-City Times LogoHolocaust survivor talks about life in Chinese internment camp

Holocaust survivor talks about life in Chinese internment camp

It was 1939 when Doris Fogel, who was born in 1934 in Berlin, began her eight years of living in a Chinese internment camp.

WQAD.com LogoThe government could shut down this Friday

The government could shut down this Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congress has less than a week left to approve a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The Trump administration wants that bill to include funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, raising concerns that Trump's signature campaign promise could bring the government to a halt. "We are going to build a great border wall," the then-candidate Trump told crowd after crowd on the campaign trail. Those comments would often be followed by deafening chants of, "Build the wall! Build the wall!" But that wall comes at a price. If any government funds are to be used in building th…

WQAD.com Logo96% of Trump voters say they’d do it again, despite the president’s 42% approval rating

96% of Trump voters say they’d do it again, despite the president’s 42% approval rating

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- It's been awhile since there's been a focus on polling, but as President Trump hits the 100 days mark this week, all eyes are on the numbers. The new ABC-Washington Post poll shows 42% of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president. That's the lowest of any president at this point in their term in the poll's history. But, 96% of those who voted for Trump, say they'd do it again. The president reacted to the latest polls, calling them "very good," considering "much of the media is fake and negative." New polls out today are very good considering that much of th…

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Annual administrative professionals lunch set for Wednesday

ROCK ISLAND — The Management Association will host its third annual administrative professional's luncheon Wednesday, April 26, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island.

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Cattlemen's Meat Market tries to be a cut above

EAST MOLINE -- Walking into Cattlemen's Meat Market feels like visiting an old friend in a place you've been going to for years.

Quad-Cities Online LogoQ-C Fish Swap reels in lots of aquatic enthusiasts

Q-C Fish Swap reels in lots of aquatic enthusiasts

DAVENPORT -- Something definitely was fishy Sunday at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center during the Quad City Fish Swap, where 45 vendors throughout the Midwest reeled in lots of aquatic enthusiasts.

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Who's in the news? Christina McDonough

Christina McDonough, staff resident at the Scott County Health Department, has been awarded an Iowa Walking College Fellowship.

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No injuries reported from Bettendorf fire Sunday

Bettendorf firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday at a split-level house.

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Medallions available for veterans' markers

MOLINE -- American Legion Post 246 in Moline is reminding people of a program called "Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery."…

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf kicks off family walk, run and bike event

Bettendorf kicks off family walk, run and bike event

Bettendorf-- The Bettendorf Walk and Roll event kicked off April 23rd at Whitey's Ice Cream on Devil's road. People of all ages then walked, ran, or rode on trails throughout town. Organizers say it's a great way for people to learn about the trails. "It's to get families interested in the different trails that we have, let them know where the different trails are, just basically trying to get trail usage," says Janette Harrington, Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Chair. Free-ice cream certificates were given away to the first 50 kids to Whitey's Ice Cream. Harrington says they wil…

WQAD.com LogoQC volleyball players raise money for abused dogs

QC volleyball players raise money for abused dogs

MOLINE-- Locally the Quad City area has had some problems with dog fighting rings this year. But animal rights group AAVENGE has been committing themselves to educate and prevent dog fighting. "Of course there's a problem with dog fighting here in the quad cities and there has been for many many years and last year at this time we had the big dog fighting bust in Rock Island where sixty dogs were taken," says founder of AAVENGE Cindy VanLandegen. The non-profit group has made it their mission to raise money for dogs who have been abused and neglected. On April 23 they held their 7th annual "…

Quad-City Times LogoAlbany man dies in Whiteside County accident

Albany man dies in Whiteside County accident

An Albany, Illinois, man was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday in a single pickup-truck rollover crash on Meredosia Road near Bunker Hill Road in Whiteside County.

WQAD.com LogoOne person dead, another injured in rollover crash

One person dead, another injured in rollover crash

ALBANY, Illinois– One person is dead and another is injured after a rollover crash near Albany. Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd, Whiteside County officials responded to a crash on Meredosia Road near Bunker Hill Road. Police say a pickup truck didn’t make the turn, instead, heading into a ditch and rolling multiple times before finally coming to a stop. The driver, 41-year-old Kit RB Wilson of Albany was ejected. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The 21-year-old passenger was treated on scene for minor injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investi…

WQAD.com LogoFire destroys Bettendorf house

Fire destroys Bettendorf house

BETTENDORF, Iowa– Fire crews spent 40 minutes battling flames coming from a home on the 1100 block of Meadow Lane Drive this morning. The Bettendorf Fire Department arrived to a house engulfed in flames around 8:40 this morning. The fire was extinguished by 9:20. All occupants of the house were able to escape uninjured. Officials haven’t submitted a damage estimate yet, and there is still no word on what caused the fire. The Red Cross was called to the home.

Quad-City Times LogoMichigan man dies in I-74 crash in Rock Island County

Michigan man dies in I-74 crash in Rock Island County

A Michigan man was killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 in Rock Island County.

Quad-City Times LogoRed Cross assists at early-morning house fire in Bettendorf

Red Cross assists at early-morning house fire in Bettendorf

The American Red Cross assisted residents at a Bettendorf home after a fire early Sunday.

Quad-City Times LogoTwo years later, UT grad still recovering from electric shock in Bettendorf

Two years later, UT grad still recovering from electric shock in Bettendorf

Within a matter of seconds in the summer of 2015, Trevor Anderson’s life took a drastic turn.

WQAD.com LogoMonday’s weather will help beat the Monday Blues

Monday’s weather will help beat the Monday Blues

It was a stunning Sunday, and the sky will remain clear for Sunday night. Lows will be on the chilly side in the lower 40s. The sunshine and warm weather will continue into Monday with highs back in the mid 70s. It will be a bit breezy at times with a nice southerly wind. While more cloud cover will pass through on Tuesday, we’ll manage to get back into the 70s. The afternoon will be dry, but a cold front will be bringing some showers and a few storms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. As of now, it looks like the wet weather will stay through Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday mo…

Quad-City Times LogoWeek in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

Week in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

1. End of hope…

Quad-City Times LogoOut & About: I Love The ’90s Tour

Out & About: I Love The ’90s Tour

A crowd loved the tunes at the I Love the ’90s Tour, featuring Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC, on Saturday, April 15, at the iWireless Center in Moline.

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Meetings list for Monday, April 24, 2017

Cambridge Village Board, 6 p.m. at village hall, 124 W. Exchange St.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township’s offense scores runs in bunches

United Township’s offense scores runs in bunches

United Township beats Galesburg 15-0 and 12-0 to stay tied for first at 6-0 in WB6 softball.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island sweeps Moline in softball for first time in over 20 years

Rock Island sweeps Moline in softball for first time in over 20 years

Rock island would take game 1, 14-1. Then, the Lady rocks come back to beat Moline in game 2, 5-2. Rock Island is still undefeated in WB6 softball.

WQAD.com LogoMoline baseball stays in first in the WB6 baseball race

Moline baseball stays in first in the WB6 baseball race

Moline sweeps rock Island on the road to improve to 5-1 in the Western Big 6.

WQAD.com LogoMallards fall in game 5 ending series with Fort Wayne

Mallards fall in game 5 ending series with Fort Wayne

Mallards fall in game 5, 3-2. Mallards fall in the series 4-1 to Fort Wayne.

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Today in history for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2017. There are 252 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities Hispanic Chamber celebrates annual gala and reflects on changing political times

Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber celebrates annual gala and reflects on changing political times

BETTENDORF-- Members of the Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are celebrating nine years of service during their annual gala at the QC Waterfront Convention Center Saturday, April 22. While it’s a time to celebrate, chamber members are also taking a moment to reflect on their yearly accomplishments as well as the future ahead. This year the gala is celebrating the startup of their Latina women empowerment group, ELLA, as well as hosting bilingual workshops for small business owners in the Quad Cities. “A lot of what we’re doing at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is supporting t…

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Journalist brings focus to Hispanic chamber

BETTENDORF -- Maria Hinojosa works to bring unseen narratives into focus and challenge the mainstream narrative and how it defines people.

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Summer named provost at Augustana

ROCK ISLAND -- Gail Summer will become Augustana College’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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Illinois has endured its share of disasters

Like most states, Illinois has endured its share of disasters during its history. The catastrophes have ranged from natural to man-made, and from industrial to recreational.

WQAD.com LogoTrump working on fulfilling several campaign promises in the upcoming week

Trump working on fulfilling several campaign promises in the upcoming week

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he's looking to fulfill several campaign promises, like a new tax reform plan, as soon as next week. He got the ball rolling Friday with two more executive memos to start rolling back reforms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. The President signed an Executive Order asking the Treasury secretary to review last year's tax regulations. Trump also scheduled a "tax announcement" for next Wednesday. Meantime, the House Intelligence Committee is restarting its probe into possible Russian inte…

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Q-C officials still hear the train a-comin'

Local officials remain confident of restoring passenger train service between Moline and Chicago, even if the timing of the necessary track preparation work remains uncertain.

WQAD.com LogoLocal elementary school raises money for teacher battling brain cancer

Local elementary school raises money for teacher battling brain cancer

BETTENDORF-- When 5th grade teacher Lydia Gatton was recently diagnosed with brain cancer her community showed her nothing but support. "They have all been amazing from the start. Very supportive. I actually had a seizure at school so that was kind of a shock to everyone. Since then I've been working half days but everyone has been here to help me in my classroom," says Gatton. To help her pay for her treatments, Hopewell students and staff decided to have a 5k run. "She's really active, runs a lot and takes really good care of herself. So when she started her treatment we thought, what's a g…

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Local groups plan April 29 Climate Change march

DAVENPORT — The People's Climate Movement QC Rally is planned April 29 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport as a sister march to the March on Climate Change planned in Washington, D.C.

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Dinosaurs come back to life

The Jurassic Quest Out of Extinction exhibit at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island included ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, more than 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. The Jurassic Quest Out of Extinction exhibit continues from 9 a.m. to 7……

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Silvis mayor-elect shows signs of being ready for post

SILVIS -- Among Matt Carter's first official acts as mayor will be taking down a "Reserved Parking for Mayor" sign in the city hall parking lot.

Quad-Cities Online LogoDavenport native gets "extraordinary gift" in new Ruhl play

Davenport native gets "extraordinary gift" in new Ruhl play

This Mother's Day will be extra special for Davenport native Kathleen Ruhl, who plays the lead role in a gift she already got last year from her famous daughter, playwright Sarah Ruhl.

WQAD.com LogoLocal students go bald, raise $11,000 for childhood cancer research

Local students go bald, raise $11,000 for childhood cancer research

ROCK ISLAND– More than 70 local fraternity members at Augustana College spent their Saturday on April 22, 2017 raising awareness for childhood cancer research. The Rho Nu Delta fraternity hosted the event, which invites volunteers to raise money and shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This is the sixth year the fraternity has hosted the event at the Pepsico Recreational Center on campus. More than $11,000 was raised towards their goal of $20,000 just half way through the day of the event. 33 people shaved their heads, and 90 people volunteered at the event.

WQAD.com LogoLocal fraternity goes bald, raises $11,000 for childhood cancer research

Local fraternity goes bald, raises $11,000 for childhood cancer research

ROCK ISLAND– About 90 local fraternity members at Augustana College spent their Saturday on April 22, 2017 raising awareness for childhood cancer research. The Rho Nu Delta fraternity hosted the event, which invites volunteers to raise money and shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This is the sixth year the fraternity has hosted the event at the Pepsico Recreational Center on campus. More than $11,000 was raised towards their goal of $20,000 just half way through the day of the event. 33 people shaved their heads, and 90 people volunteered at the event. One o…

WQAD.com LogoBright and beautiful weather stays for the next few days

Bright and beautiful weather stays for the next few days

It was a gorgeous Saturday! With clear skies and calm winds, temperatures will plummet this Saturday night into the mid 30s. While Sunday will start out very chilly, full blast sunshine will warm us into the lower 70s. Calm weather will remain in place Sunday night with lows in the lower 40s. The work week will also kick off with plenty of sun! Expect the mid 70s for Monday as well as a nice southerly breeze. Some more clouds will roll in on Tuesday, but highs will still manage to make it into the mid 70s. A few isolated showers are possible that evening, but the afternoon will be dry. Heavier…

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Junior League of the QC to host 'Sip Sip Hooray!' fundraiser

The Junior League of the Quad-Cities will host its “Sip Sip Hooray!” fundraiser Thursday at Me & Billy in Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoOne man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

One man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

MOLINE, Illinois– One man is dead and three others are in the hospital after the car they were all traveling in crashed early Saturday morning, April 22nd. It happened on I-74 near mile-marker 5, just before 8 this morning. State police say the car was heading westbound when it left the roadway and entered the center median. They say the driver over-corrected, crossed over both westbound lanes, hit a tree, and ended up in the ditch. The driver, 26-year-old Benjamin Manoa was pronounced dead on scene. Two passengers, Emanual Kitulo and David Kitulo were airlifted to Peoria with life-thre…

Quad-City Times LogoForever Masters program aims to re-engage St. Ambrose graduates

Forever Masters program aims to re-engage St. Ambrose graduates

After Steve Ambrozi graduated with a Master of Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, he just could not close the book on his education.

Quad-City Times LogoBig Story: Ballet Quad-Cities is an unlikely success

Big Story: Ballet Quad-Cities is an unlikely success

The ugly side of ballet doesn't make it on stage.

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Scribble: Farah Marklevits

Writer's Almanac…

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Arbor Day and the Benefits of Trees

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Black Hawk College Digest April 23

Enjoy free concerts by BHC music students in May…

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Archaeologist will report on Davenport dig

A presentation on an archaeological dig that was conducted in late 2016 in Davenport will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 44½ Avenue and 15th Street, Rock Island.

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Iowa holds Spring game under the lights, Gervase shines

Former Assumption standout Jake Gervase has 3 interceptions including a pick 6 in Iowa Spring game.

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Mallards force Game 5

Mallards best Fort Wayne in Game 4 in overtime 3-2   See Sam Warning game winner here…

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Lawmakers tackling water quality, medical pot

DES MOINES — After 20 years of sharing control with Democrats at the Iowa Capitol, Republicans this year used their majorities in both the House and Senate to pass landmark legislation for a GOP governor.

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Moline Parks and Recreation giving away trees

MOLINE — Moline Parks and Recreation is bringing the spirit of Johnny Appleseed by giving away trees from 3 to 4 p.m. on Arbor Day, April 28.

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Seven AmeriCorps members helping Living Lands & Waters

EAST MOLINE — An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is helping Living Lands & Waters through April 27 with wrapping trees in East Moline and removing debris from McKellar Lake, in Tennessee.

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Potential Costco store has some worried about traffic on 53rd

DAVENPORT - Costco could be coming to Davenport. It would be the newest edition to the rapidly growing east side. Bushra Rizvi at Once Upon A Child in Davenport remembers when 53rd Street barely had any businesses. "It's changed a lot when I started." said the store's manager. Now there's a strip mall on every corner, creating one of the Quad Cities most congested areas. "It gets a little more nerve wracking to drive on 53rd it reminds me more of Chicago than the Quad Cities," said driver, Julia Sandhaas-Hoke. Rizvi says it got even worse, once the new Rhythm City Casino opened on Elmore Aven…

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Calder joins Great River Bend foundation

BETTENDORF — The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend has named Anne Calder as its new vice president of development.

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Steffen returns to RICo GOP chairmanship

Rock Island County Republican precinct committeemen elected Mike Steffen, of Moline, as the new party chairman for the county in a special election Thursday.

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'Faster than NASCAR': Students get inside look at wind farms

CAMBRIDGE — Elementary-school students got a closer look at nearby wind farms on the day before Earth Day.

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Moline still working on plan to provide water to other towns

MOLINE — Talks continue with various stakeholders concerning Moline's desire to become a regional distributor of drinking water.

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Moline uses coolers to save money, promote its water quality

MOLINE — The city is hoping to spark water-cooler conversations — about the city water in city hall's new water coolers.

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Ready, aim, fire! Students compete in catapult egg toss

BETTENDORF — On a frigid Friday on a field usually reserved for practicing football, an offbeat engineering challenge came to life.

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Report points way to better mental-health services for Q-C

DAVENPORT — A $50,000 Mental Health Assessment report will be a bargain if it improves the level of care to Quad-Citians, United Way president Scott Crane said Friday.

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Today in history for Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2017. There are 253 days left in the year.

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Trebuchet contest pits high school engineers against gravity

BETTENDORF -- Medieval weapons of mass destruction were deployed in a field adjacent to Bettendorf High School on Friday, April 21, but fortunately they weren't launching anything more dangerous than raw eggs. The event was BHS's 10th Annual Trebuchet Competition, which pitted teams from several area high schools against each other to see who could build the best, most accurate trebuchet as a way of showing off their engineering prowess. A trebuchet, for those who don't know, is a fancy French word for catapult. Each trebuchet team was given four shots at a target, using raw large eggs, over …

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Rally for Science scheduled for Saturday in Davenport

Area residents have an opportunity to join a national effort at a Rally for Science at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Fejervary Park, 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport.

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Actor Says Blue Collar Workers Are "Essential"

An actor known for playing a postman on the TV show, "Cheers," will remind manufacturers why they are essential. Next week, John Ratzenberger will be the keynote speaker at the first Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference in Bettendorf.

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Monsanto unveils $50-million plant expansion in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A $50-million project represents the future of Monsanto in Muscatine. It's a company investing in the Iowa economy to add jobs and make a new product. Seven years of research is represented in a converted warehouse. It's where Monsanto is making what it calls the next generation of weed killer. Monsanto could have put the plant expansion in Louisiana, but it chose Iowa to make Extendimax. "Any time that you can expand and grow your facility, bring additional people to your facility, it's a great day for the community," said Plant Manager Shawn Schrader, on Friday, April 21.

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10 names topping list for April the giraffe’s calf

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe’s baby boy still needs a name. Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York turned the naming process into a fundraising effort. Votes are $1. Proceeds go to the park, giraffe conservation efforts and a fund named for the park owners’ daughter that helps local families with medical expenses. The now-famous giraffe gave birth to her fourth calf on Saturday as people around the world were glued to their computers watching the live feed. The giraffe cam will come down this week, the park said. In no particular order, here are the names topping…

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Zoning regulations creating barrier for homeless services in Davenport

DAVENPORT - A zoning issue is at the heart of a dispute between a relocated church trying to serve the homeless and city leaders that say their new location is inappropriate. "Just by the nature of their sign and what it stated... that they provide homeless services told us that they were not in compliance with the code," said Matt Flynn, zoning administrator. There is a separate code called Planned Institutional District – Housing and Supporting Services, or PID-HSS, for places providing housing and supportive services for the homeless. "It would require a management plan that outlines …





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