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Friday, January 19th, 2018

WQAD.com LogoMediapolis picks up 13th win of the season

Mediapolis picks up 13th win of the season

Mediapolis gets back to their winning way with an 82-13 win over Lone Tree.

WQAD.com LogoRockridge beats rival Sherrard

Rockridge beats rival Sherrard

Rockridge scores 5-point win at home 50-45.

WQAD.com LogoNortheast Rolls To 14th Victory

Northeast Rolls To 14th Victory

[ooyala Northeast's defense helps lead the way in a 66 point win.

WQAD.com LogoCamanche boys roll to another big win

Camanche boys roll to another big win

Camanche picks up 11th win with a 78-45 wi over West Liberty.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf Holds On For A Two Point Win

Bettendorf Holds On For A Two Point Win

Bettendorf picks up 9th win in the MAC, beating Clinton 33-31.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott girls beat Muscatine on the road

North Scott girls beat Muscatine on the road

North Scott girls stay in the MAC race with a 38-26 win.  Lady Lancer are now 11-1 in conference.

WQAD.com LogoFulton Picks Up Road Win Over Erie

Fulton Picks Up Road Win Over Erie

  Fulton scores a 47-40 win over Erie.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County undefeated in the LTC

Mercer County undefeated in the LTC

Mercer County beats Ridgewood, King brothers lead the way combining for 50-points.

WQAD.com LogoQuincy Cruises Past Galesburg

Quincy Cruises Past Galesburg

  Quincy holds Galesburg to 33 points, in an impressive 70-33 win.

WQAD.com LogoSterling cruises to win over LaSalle-Peru

Sterling cruises to win over LaSalle-Peru

Sterling pickjs up 12th win of the year beat LaSalle-Peru 64-36.  …

WQAD.com LogoRocks Use Big Second Half To Race Past Panthers

Rocks Use Big Second Half To Race Past Panthers

  Rock Island knocks off United Township, 57-39.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott Gets Past Muscatine

North Scott Gets Past Muscatine

The Lancers get a big win over Muscatine, 55-46 to improve to 12-1 on the season…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport North rolls to big win over Burlington

Davenport North rolls to big win over Burlington

Davenport North scores 74 in their win over Burlington.

WQAD.com LogoMoline stays undefeated in the Western Big 6

Moline stays undefeated in the Western Big 6

Moline with a 9-point win over Alleman at home to improve to 6-0 in the Western Big 6.  …

Quad-City Times LogoU.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley stays in MAC race with win over Assumption

Pleasant Valley stays in MAC race with win over Assumption

Pleasant valley beats Assumption at home 52-47, Hunter Snyder leads the way with 25 points.

WQAD.com LogoDavenport West wins battle of Davenport

Davenport West wins battle of Davenport

Davenport West scores a 6-point win over Davenport Central 70-64.

WQAD.com LogoMoline woman says her adrenaline kicked in when she helped lift car off girl who was hit by vehicle

Moline woman says her adrenaline kicked in when she helped lift car off girl who was hit by vehicle

MOLINE - "You lose it all everybody put everything you got into lifting this car up for this little girl," said Trish Lang, lift car off girl. Trish Lang will never forget what she saw Friday morning when she was dropping her son off at school. "I heard the bang and that was her head hitting the windshield and then about half way across the street she slid off of the hood and down under his car," said Lang. Like so many kids do every day, the young girl was trying to cross the street down the road from John Deere Middle School. "I got out and ran over there, mom's screaming, dad's just like …

Quad-City Times LogoWinter anglers confident ice will survive unseasonable conditions

Winter anglers confident ice will survive unseasonable conditions

Ice may measure a foot thick atop some area lakes, lagoons and ponds — solid for winter fishing — but this weekend's wet, warm forecast will keep avid anglers on their toes.

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: Removing the thyroid and hiding the scar

YOUR HEALTH: Removing the thyroid and hiding the scar

CHICAGO, Illinois – Mary Bowman is a college professor, teaching health information technology.  But over the past few years, grading papers has become tougher. "It got to be a headache, with the double vision." Last year, Mary was diagnosed with Graves' disease: a thyroid condition that causes her eyes to bulge. Finally, Mary and her doctor decided her thyroid needed to come out, but she had always been afraid she'd have a nasty scar. "He said that they had a new procedure that you go through the mouth, and I couldn't believe it. I'm like, there's no way." University of Chicago surgeon Ra…

Quad-City Times LogoDevelopment tools, taxes, among Chamber's top priorities for Iowa legislators

Development tools, taxes, among Chamber's top priorities for Iowa legislators

Tax reform, mental health, education funding and Medicaid challenges were among the issues on Quad-City business leaders' minds Friday as they met with the region's Iowa legislative delegation.

WVIK LogoEvening News for Friday, January 19, 2018

Evening News for Friday, January 19, 2018

tonight's headlines: why bottle redemptions in Iowa have fallen in recent years, why flu season has been especially hard this year, and two Dubuque men are sentenced to prison for a 2017 bank robbery in Maquoketa. Partly cloudy tonight with a low near 29. Sunny on Saturday, high around 41.

WQAD.com LogoMan’s creepy clown van with serial killer ties has true crime fans cracking up

Man’s creepy clown van with serial killer ties has true crime fans cracking up

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Some people are fascinated by true crime and murder, especially one Missouri who dedicated his van to it. "I looked over and I saw this clown on it, and I go: 'No way is that what I think it is. There's no way I saw that on the side of this van,'" true crime enthusiast Samantha Gaither told WDAF. But it wasn't just any clown, but Pogo the Clown, the alter-ego of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. So Gaither obviously had to take a picture. "I put it on the My Favorite Murder Kansas City Page, and it just went crazy," she said. "Everybody was like, 'Oh my God, this is insane.' …

Quad-City Times LogoDeveloper looking at new use for Hotel Davenport

Developer looking at new use for Hotel Davenport

The new owner of the Hotel Davenport & Conference Center is exploring a number of options for redeveloping the hotel property at Brady and 53rd streets.

WVIK LogoFall Enrollment Increased at Private Colleges in the QCs

Fall Enrollment Increased at Private Colleges in the QCs

This fall, more students enrolled at private colleges in the Quad Cities. That reverses a trend of steady or decreasing enrollment over the last several years. Michelle O'Neill gives us the numbers from Augustana College and St. Ambrose University.

WQAD.com LogoFifth grader unknowingly passes out medical marijuana gummies at school

Fifth grader unknowingly passes out medical marijuana gummies at school

Watch Video ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A fifth grader was suspended and her parents are now under investigation after she passed out gummy bears at her New Mexico elementary school, unaware the candy contained THC, a local TV station reported Thursday. The unknowing fifth grader allegedly handed out the candy to fourth graders at Albuquerque School of Excellence’s cafeteria. Three students ate a single gummy, and the girl who brought the THC-laced candy ate three or four, KRQE reports. “I started feeling really dizzy. I felt like the room was going to flip to the side,” an uniden…

WQAD.com LogoNew Moline police chief plans on tackling juvenile crime, opioid addiction

New Moline police chief plans on tackling juvenile crime, opioid addiction

MOLINE-- It still hasn't quite hit him. "I was just speechless. I was just that floored and emotionally drained that I didn't really have any words I could say," says soon to be Chief John Hitchcock. After a six month interview process, Hitchcock was chosen out of a pool of 49 candidates. He's barely settled in his office, and Chief is already getting to work. First thing on his agenda is battling juvenile crime. "We've had the problem with the youngsters, juveniles getting into cars and taking them," says Hitchcock. Video after video, you've seen them, kids stealing cars has been an epidemic…

WQAD.com LogoWoman says dog helped save her life when she fell in icy pond trying to rescue him

Woman says dog helped save her life when she fell in icy pond trying to rescue him

MADISON, Ala. – An Alabama woman was unable to save the life of her beloved beagle after it fell through thin ice into a pond, but she says her dog's last actions may have saved her own life after she, too, tumbled into the frigid water while trying to rescue the pup. Madison Fire and Rescue rescued Sarah Bailey from icy water at an apartment complex on Continental Drive Wednesday night. She said the entire experience was traumatizing. "I was for sure thinking that I was going to die." "My dog needed to go out. I didn't have my coat or anything on yet, so I opened the door. He usually just…

WQAD.com Logo2 salmonella cases in Illinois linked to Jimmy Johns

2 salmonella cases in Illinois linked to Jimmy Johns

According to a report from WGN, Two salmonella cases in Illinois have been linked to sprouts at Jimmy John’s. The Illinois Dept of Public Health,  the CDC and FDA are investigating reports of people becoming sick last December.  They believe the most likely source of the infection was sprouts from several different Jimmy John’s locations. “Based on a review of produce, suppliers, and items consumed, investigators believe the most likely source of the infection is sprouts from multiple Jimmy John’s locations,” state officials say. The state health department has asked Jimmy John’s…

WQAD.com LogoBill to ban traffic cams in Iowa may have votes to pass

Bill to ban traffic cams in Iowa may have votes to pass

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- There's a renewed effort to pass a bill to ban red light cameras in the state of Iowa. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee advanced Senate Study Bill 3025 this week. The bill would outlaw the use of traffic cameras on July 1st. State Senator Jim Lykam says he believes the votes are in the Senate to pass the bill.  The Davenport Democrat is not in favor of the legislation. "I think there's a good shot that the majority party has the votes. I will vote against an all-out ban. If they want to regulate, I could possibly support that," he said. The American Civil Liberties is lobby…

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport protesters call for clean DACA bill, children's insurance

Davenport protesters call for clean DACA bill, children's insurance

About 20 protesters met at the intersection of 2nd and Main streets on Friday and marched into the U.S. Bank building and filled the Davenport office of U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg’s Sandburg Mall braces for change with pending JCPenney closure

Galesburg’s Sandburg Mall braces for change with pending JCPenney closure

GALESBURG, Illinois -- There are still some bright lights at Sandburg Mall on Friday, Jan. 19.  Mostly, there are dark corridors once filled with shoppers at long-gone stores. "Seeing what's happened to the mall is kind of a shame," said Terry Stegall, a shopper from nearby Abingdon. Sandburg Mall will be evolving slowly in coming years.  That's as national retail changes force a rethinking of the 1974-era property. "The days of these malls are coming to an end," continued Stegall. The latest evidence of that coming as JCPenney announces it will close its Galesburg location in early May 201…

WQAD.com LogoThe weekend’s brightest will lead to the weekend’s wettest

The weekend’s brightest will lead to the weekend’s wettest

The mild weather that we enjoyed today is still expected to linger right through the weekend. Highs both Saturday and Sunday with once again climb into the 40s.. a few spots will likely reach 50 on Sunday.  During this period, a system tracking just to our west and north will increase the cloud coverage as early as Saturday night followed by an increasing chance for rainfall on Sunday going into Monday morning. Temperatures will slowly fall Monday afternoon as colder as spills in behind the departing system .  Enough moisture will still be present to change any light rain showers to some li…

Quad-City Times LogoVoters crown North Scott student champ of Best Deer Photo Contest

Voters crown North Scott student champ of Best Deer Photo Contest

A 13-year-old student unexpectedly was called out of study hall and into the front office Thursday at North Scott Junior High School in Eldridge.

WQAD.com Logo‘Mine’s Real’ Viral video shows security guard shooting two would-be robbers who used fake gun

‘Mine’s Real’ Viral video shows security guard shooting two would-be robbers who used fake gun

Warning: Video contains graphic content and language.  GARDENA, Calif. – An armed private security guard recently thwarted a robbery by shooting two would-be thieves, and surveillance video of the incident quickly circulated on social media, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday. The security guard was sitting outside a convenience store in Gardena on the night of Dec. 30th when two teenagers entered the business, according to a sheriff’s news release. One of the male suspects jumped over the counter and began rummaging through a store employee’s …

WVIK LogoPublic Meeting on Elmore Corners Development

Public Meeting on Elmore Corners Development

The City of Davenport hopes its casino will attract new development to Elmore Corners. A Public Meeting will be held Monday evening to discuss the "Master Design Plan" for the area around the Rhythm City Casino. Elmore Corners refers to the intersection of Elmore Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway. The plan sets architectural and design standards for the area. Davenport Senior Planning Manager Matt Flynn says it will ensure predictability, an attractive quality to developers. "It is pretty inevitable in my opinion that future development will occur in this area and this gives us an opportuni…

WQAD.com LogoStudio 8 features Brandon Ford

Studio 8 features Brandon Ford

Who I am: Brandon Ford What my music is:  Instrumental, Various, Electronic Ambient, Piano What sets my music apart from the rest: “I’ve been writing music since high school, started playing piano as a kid. Self taught, play by ear. I record most of my music using my keyboard and computer software for sounds. My recordings are done live track by track. I have done music programming before, but prefer to play it all myself.” **If you would like to be a Weekly Featured Local Artist/Band on WQAD Studio 8, please complete the Featured Band Contact Form — click here.  Also…

Quad-City Times LogoOUTTAKES

OUTTAKES

Technically speaking…

Quad-City Times LogoSalvation Army kettle campaign is short of its goal

Salvation Army kettle campaign is short of its goal

The bell-ringing has been over for weeks, but the Salvation Army of the Quad-Cities still needs about $175,000 to meet its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign goal of $825,000.

Quad-City Times LogoBig story: At Joe's, 50 years of haircuts and life lessons

Big story: At Joe's, 50 years of haircuts and life lessons

If no one else is in his barbershop, you’ll find Joe McLemore leaning against his chair, lost in a book.

WQAD.com LogoNAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Two Easy Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Day

NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Two Easy Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Day

I just love it when unofficial national holidays land on Fridays. For example, today is National Popcorn Day, which basically gave the three of us an excuse to eat popcorn for the entire duration of Good Morning Quad Cities. Now that our stomachs hurt, we turn to Nailed It Or Failed It on WQAD News 8 at 11am with two more ways to celebrate this amazing (and probably fake) holiday. The first gives us a break from stuffing our faces with popcorn by using the popcorn kernels for a science experiment. All you need to create Hopping Corn is popping corn, water, baking soda, vinegar, and food color…

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WHO Radio brings tractor ride to QC

More than 550 tractors of all makes, models and years will plow into the Quad-Cities from June 25-27 as the region plays host to the 22nd annual WHO Radio Tractor Ride.

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Mostly sunny, American Pickers' 8th season and Linda Cook's instant reactions

Noon update: Mostly sunny, American Pickers' 8th season and Linda Cook's instant reactions

Quad-City Times LogoGirl hit, pinned underneath car near Moline middle school Friday

Girl hit, pinned underneath car near Moline middle school Friday

A girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday morning when she was hit by a vehicle near John Deere Middle School, Moline.

WQAD.com LogoFire breaks out at East Moline mobile home park

Fire breaks out at East Moline mobile home park

EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- A fire broke out at the Mississippi Mobile Home Park Friday morning, January 19th. The fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. in the 800 block of 1st Avenue. The person who lives there was not home at the time but a family member was there soldering pipes, which ended up catching insulation on fire. The home was a total loss, according to a spokesperson with the East Moline Fire Department. Silvis Fire Departments also assisted at the scene.  There were no reported injuries. Fire at Mississippi Mobile Home Park…

WQAD.com LogoWatch this barge bust through river ice to deliver concrete for the I-74 bridge project

Watch this barge bust through river ice to deliver concrete for the I-74 bridge project

MOLINE, Illinois — When one thinks of ice breakers, visions of Coast Guard cutters busting through Arctic ice floes come to mind. But earlier this week, observers could see the same phenomenon right here on our stretch of the Mississippi River. Workers constructing the new I-74 bridge connecting Bettendorf to Moline have braved below-zero temps, frigid water and chunks of ice to keep work going through the winter. Earlier this week, they shared this video on the @I74RiverBridge Twitter feed: …

Quad-City Times LogoVet center grows by leaps, bounds

Vet center grows by leaps, bounds

By noon Saturday, Lola VanDeWalle expects to see a line of perhaps 250 military veterans snaking outside the door and into the parking lot of 250 W. 35th St., Davenport, waiting to pick up baskets of food.

WQAD.com LogoPope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town. Then after landing, Francis came to the rescue of a policewoman who was thrown from her rearing horse as his popemobile passed by. In between, he did what he actually came to do: celebrate Mass for some 50,000 people in a desert-hot field near the town of Iquique. And as a final gesture to cap a most remarkable day even by Francisc…

WQAD.com LogoSushi lover’s stomach-churning discovery: a 5-foot tapeworm living inside him

Sushi lover’s stomach-churning discovery: a 5-foot tapeworm living inside him

Warning: Story contains images and descriptions some may find graphic FRESNO, Calif. – A California man is likely altering his regular sushi habit after discovering a tapeworm that may have entered his body through the raw salmon he loves so much. Doctor Kenny Banh revealed the Fresno man’s case on a January 8 episode of the Podcast “This Won’t Hurt A Bit,” a show that mixes medical topics with laughs. Banh said a young man walked into the hospital complaining of bloody diarrhea and asking to to be tested for worms. The self-diagnosis seemed a little suspicio…

WQAD.com LogoAuthorities searching for work-release escapee

Authorities searching for work-release escapee

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Authorities are looking for an escapee from a Davenport work-release facility. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, 24-year-old Arthur Kieth Lobley was supposed to report back to the Davenport Work Release/OWI Center on Friday morning, January 19th, but never showed up. The Department of Corrections said Lobley was convicted of two counts of second-degree robbery, and was admitted to the facility on November 29th. Lobley is described as standing six-feet tall, weighing 159 pounds. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call local po…

WVIK LogoFriday, January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

WQAD.com LogoAmazon increases its monthly Prime membership rate to $12.99

Amazon increases its monthly Prime membership rate to $12.99

Amazon has increased its monthly Prime membership fee from $10.99 to $12.99, an increase of 18 percent. Amazon first announced the monthly payment option less than two years ago. This is the first price increase since the monthly option was introduced. The annual membership option, which requires customers to pay a one-time fee of $99, is not increasing at this time, according to Recode. Amazon’s Prime program for students is increasing from $5.49 to $6.49. The standalone Prime Video membership, which does include shipping benefits, will remain at $8.99. The new prices are now live on t…

WQAD.com LogoStudent hit by vehicle near John Deere Middle School in Moline

Student hit by vehicle near John Deere Middle School in Moline

MOLINE, Illinois -- A young girl suffered minor injuries after being hit and pinned underneath a vehicle near John Deere Middle School. The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday, January 19th.  Officers were blocking traffic in the area where the collision happened, at 12th Street and 21st Avenue. Bystanders said they saw a group of good Samaritans help lift the car off the child to get her out from underneath. Initially, Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said the student who was hit was expected to be treated and released for minor injuries.  He later said he learned that the chi…

WVIK LogoMidwest Week: Big River Magazine

Midwest Week: Big River Magazine

What started as a monthly newsletter of several pages about the upper Mississippi River, has become 25 years later, a glossy full-color magazine running to 50 pages or more.

WQAD.com LogoRicky Martin accidentally hears reporter’s fangirl freak-out on live TV

Ricky Martin accidentally hears reporter’s fangirl freak-out on live TV

CHICAGO – Chicago-based feature reporter Ana Belaval is a huge Ricky Martin fan. And now, the singer/actor knows it, too. During a WGN Morning News satellite interview with Martin, where he talked about his new show "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," Belaval had the opportunity to ask Martin a question about his recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Like Martin, Belaval is a Puerto Rico native and has been invested in the country's progress since Hurricane Maria. After their exchange about Puerto Rico, Belaval thinks the interview is over and starts explaining how she b…

WQAD.com LogoShutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

(CNN) -- The Senate is bracing for a potential shutdown. House Republicans passed the spending bill out of their chamber Thursday night, but the bill's future in the Senate is precarious with more than a dozen Democrats already having announced they'd vote against it. Who’s affected by a shutdown: By the numbers The Senate adjourned after 10 p.m. ET Thursday with no sign that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had or would have the votes to pass a measure to keep the government funded past a Friday midnight deadline any time soon. Unlike in the House, where Republicans could pass the…

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Kochersperger’s class from Steele School

The Pledge from Mrs. Kochersperger’s class from Steele School

Galesburg, Illinois — Kindergarteners in Mrs. Kochersperger's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Steele School. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge …

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Mild temps, bridge closure, TV debut for Q-C family and Street legacy endures

Rick's Six: Mild temps, bridge closure, TV debut for Q-C family and Street legacy endures

A good Friday to all. The National Weather Service has some great numbers to share for the weekend in the way of high temperatures. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

WQAD.com LogoGMQC crew celebrates National Popcorn Day

GMQC crew celebrates National Popcorn Day

MOLINE- Friday, January 19 is National Popcorn Day, and it turns out, there's a lot of health benefits to the snack. Popcorn is a whole grain, and it has a lot healthy fiber that can help improve digestion and keep  away excess cholesterol. It has more fiber than pretzels or potato chips. It's also less fatty than potato chips, so it's a better snacking option if you're trying to lose weight. Popcorn is gluten free, containing more protein than any other cereal grain. It has more iron than eggs or roast beef. Check out the videos above and below to see the Good Morning Quad Cities' crew's p…

WQAD.com LogoWarm weekend here, big snows just west

Warm weekend here, big snows just west

We are now headed into our second January thaw. Temperatures will go above freezing beginning at 10 o'clock today and last into the evening hours. A few hometowns (where snow has melted) could see temperatures rise into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees! More mild weather is anticipated tonight into tomorrow as well when temperatures will rise into the 40s once again. There will be one difference though. Clouds will thicken up as we go through our Saturday with a few showers possible by dinnertime. Rain will be present in our forecast through Sunday when temperatures will surge up to 50 degree…

Quad-Cities Online LogoManagers plan to rebuild Captain's Table

Managers plan to rebuild Captain's Table

MOLINE — Managers of the Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive, Moline, have told fire inspector Jerry Spiegel that they plan to rebuild the restaurant that was destroyed by fire Monday, he said Thursday.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island races to 26th straight Western Big 6 win

Rock Island races to 26th straight Western Big 6 win

The Lady Rocks rolled to their 26th straight Western Big 6 win with a 95-64 win over Moline.  Brea Beal poured in 35 points while Chrislynn Carr goes for 34.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township races past Galesburg

United Township races past Galesburg

United Township picks up Western Big 6 win with a 38-24 win over Galesburg.

WQAD.com LogoAnnawan, Wethersfield advance to LTC tourney Championship game

Annawan, Wethersfield advance to LTC tourney Championship game

Annawan bests Mercer County 65-29 while Wethersfield edges Princeville 58-57.

WQAD.com Logo“Juntos” program prepares Hispanic students and their families for a future education

“Juntos” program prepares Hispanic students and their families for a future education

MOLINE - It's a roll of the dice whether students will decide to move forward with their education. "Some people don't go, especially like Hispanics because we don't have the money or whatever, I think it's important that at least they be well informed," said Sally Galindo, parent. A new program called "Juntos" aims to change that. The University of Illinois Extension and the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley gives eighth grade Latino students and their parents an opportunity to explore education and career goals. Sally Galindo and her son are taking part in the next five weeks o…

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Bill to abolish tenure in Iowa ‘on life support’

DES MOINES — A bill introduced last year to abolish tenure at Iowa’s public universities failed to pass out of a legislative subcommittee Thursday — leaving it stalled, for now.

WQAD.com LogoNew report recommends lowering blood alcohol limit for drivers nationwide

New report recommends lowering blood alcohol limit for drivers nationwide

MOLINE, Illinois-- Some may enjoy the occasional drink or two when going out. And that could possibly be the maximum number of drinks a person could have if they're driving. A new report from a panel from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is calling for the blood alcohol limit be changed from .08 to .05 nationwide to reduce alcohol impaired driving fatalities.  "The way it's measured out is (...) a drink 80 proof whiskey,  one beer or 6 ounce pour wine would equal one drink so if somebody weighs 160 pounds if they have two drinks that would put them at the .05 li…

WQAD.com LogoWoman confesses to a killing after police spot murder weapon in her Facebook photo

Woman confesses to a killing after police spot murder weapon in her Facebook photo

SASKATCHEWAN, Canada – On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night. Within hours, 18-year-old Gargol was dead, her body found lying on the side of a road in Saskatchewan, Canada. Nearly two years later Antoine, now 21, confessed to the murder after police identified the belt she used to strangle and kill Gargol. It was the same belt Antoine was seen wearing in that photograph on the last night of her friend’s life. A woman confessed this week to killing her friend during an ar…

Quad-City Times LogoSkating, falling at Frozen Landing

Skating, falling at Frozen Landing

WVIK LogoEvening News for Thursday, January 18, 2018

Evening News for Thursday, January 18, 2018

tonight's headlines: the interim Moline police chief may get the job on a permanent basis, a federal judge in Davenport hears a religious freedom case from the U. of Iowa, and the U. of Illinois will freeze in-state tuition for the 4th year in a row. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 22. Sunny on Friday, with a high near 43.

WQAD.com LogoTeens killed deer to use as bait to hunt eagles, Washington police say

Teens killed deer to use as bait to hunt eagles, Washington police say

WDFW Police KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. — Police detained three Washington state teenagers suspected of killing deer to use as bait to hunt eagles. “The animal was then placed near the other carcasses in an effort to bait in and shoot eagles.” Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police said a sheriff’s deputy on Monday found a loaded rifle, fresh blood and deer hair in a car near the Klickitat River in Klickitat County. “Officer Bolton and the deputy searched the area for downed wildlife and soon discovered a relatively fresh doe deer on the hillside near where…

WQAD.com LogoRape lawsuit against city of Muscatine and police department thrown out

Rape lawsuit against city of Muscatine and police department thrown out

MUSCATINE -A lawsuit filed against the city of Muscatine and its police department over a police officer who raped a woman on duty has been thrown out by a judge. Officer Tom Tovar was convicted in 2017 of raping an intoxicated woman after her boyfriend was arrested for driving under the influence. A judge this month ruled that Tovar can be sued, but the city and police department can not. "While other states have reached the decision that cities may be held vicariously liable for sexual assaults committed by on-duty police officers, the Iowa Supreme Court has not yet made that determination,…

Quad-City Times Logo'We can all help empower each other,' Quad-Cities Women's March organizer says

'We can all help empower each other,' Quad-Cities Women's March organizer says

Around the country and world on Saturday, hundreds of planned events will mark the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, in which millions of people gathered in Washington D.C. and other cities with the mission of sisterhood and solidarity on……

Quad-City Times LogoUnder new name, Oertel Metal Works celebrates 30 years

Under new name, Oertel Metal Works celebrates 30 years

DAVENPORT — A lot has changed since Billy Oertel founded Oertel Sheet Metal in 1988.

WQAD.com LogoCalifornia siblings chained ‘as punishment,’ taunted with food and given 1 shower a year: DA

California siblings chained ‘as punishment,’ taunted with food and given 1 shower a year: DA

PERRIS, Calif. – The children of David and Louise Turpin endured years of severe child abuse, including being tied up with ropes and chains for weeks, denied food and only allowed to shower once per year, the Riverside County district attorney said Thursday. The dozen oldest children were so severely malnourished they faced muscle-wasting, DA Mike Hestrin said, and have suffered cognitive impairment and nerve damage as a result of “extreme and prolonged physical abuse.” This photo was posted on a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 24, 2016. “One of the children, at age 12…

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Hy-Vee to host health fair

People looking to reinforce their New Year’s health resolutions can visit the Hy-Vee Health and Lifestyle Fair beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Muscatine Hy-Vee, 2400 2nd Ave.

WVIK LogoUI Student Group May Be Re-registered, Temporarily

UI Student Group May Be Re-registered, Temporarily

A group of University of Iowa students is waiting to find out if its status as a registered student group will be restored while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

WQAD.com LogoBurlington man accused of sex crimes against minor

Burlington man accused of sex crimes against minor

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — A 21-year-old Burlington man was arrested and charged with multiple sex abuse crimes on Thursday, Jan. 18. Jaydin R. Johnson is charged with two counts of sex abuse third degree and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested by West Burlington Police on the felony warrants shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. The charges came as a result of an ongoing investigation by West Burlington police into accusations of sexual misconduct. Johnson is being help in the Des Moines County Correctional Center without bond, pending his first appearance.

WVIK LogoHitchcock Appointed Moline Police Chief

Hitchcock Appointed Moline Police Chief

A long time member of the Moline police department will probably be its next chief.

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg’s J.C. Penney store to close in spring

Galesburg’s J.C. Penney store to close in spring

GALESBURG, Illinois -- The J.C. Penney store at Galesburg's Sandburg Mall is the latest victim of the so-called "retail apocalypse." Company officials confirmed to WQAD that the store will be closed and a liquidation of its merchandise will begin on March 5. The store is expected to be completely shut down by early May. This is tough news for the mall, which has been under new ownership and undergoing renovations since late 2016. "As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to achieve sustainable growth and long-term profitability, we continually evaluate our store portfolio to ensure our loca…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport Mayor Frank Klipsch to push for river projects at White House

Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch to push for river projects at White House

DAVENPORT , Iowa -- Mayor Frank Klipsch hopes to make his best pitch for river towns at the White House next week.  He's part of a coalition that will have a face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump and White House staffers on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Mayor Klipsch is co-chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, which represents towns from Minnesota to Louisiana. Since President Trump is promising to beef up the nation's infrastructure, the visit could be timely.  When it comes to the Mississippi River, there's a lot on the to-do list. The wish list includes aging…

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Millers host FHS Speech Team Revue

The Volunteer Millers at de Immigrant Windmill will be hosting several students from the Fulton High Speech Team on Thursday, January 25 at 6:00pm at the Windmill Cultural Center. This revue will allow an additional performance session for the local……

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“Have a Heart for the Homeless” luncheon planned for Feb. 3

Rock Island and Davenport -- Christian Care in Rock Island and the Humility of Mary, Inc. of Davenport are hosting the fifth annual Have a Heart for the Homeless luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event will be held at……

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Help the Soup or Bowls Food Drive Feb. 3

Rock Island – Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the 3rd Annual “Soup or Bowls” food drive sponsored by Discounted Furniture in Rock Island. Canned food and other donations will be accepted from noon-5 p.m. at the Rock Island Hy-Vee at 2930……

Quad-City Times LogoPilot episode of 'Small Town, Big Pick' — starring Dixon, Iowa family — to air Sunday

Pilot episode of 'Small Town, Big Pick' — starring Dixon, Iowa family — to air Sunday

A Dixon, Iowa, family has been picked for their 15 minutes — at least — of fame.

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Learn what to tell your kids about your cancer Jan. 30

Davenport – Gilda’s Club will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What do I tell the kids? – a free workshop for those impacted by cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 E River……

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Davenport Library to show "Fences" Feb. 3

As part of the African American History Month, join us at Main (321 Main Street) on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the movie "Fences" starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

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Bustos announces 2018 Valentines for Veterans

ROCK ISLAND – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) encouraged constituents across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program by dropping off or mailing a Valentine’s Day card for a veteran to her Rock Island, Rockford……

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iHeartMedia - Quad Cities names Levora morning show host for WOC 1420

Davenport, IA – January 19, 2018 – iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Levora has been named morning host for WOC 1420, The Quad Cities Place To Talk, effective January 29. iHeartMedia Quad Cities has a strong cross-platform presence and includes……

WQAD.com LogoChicago mayor vows to step up Amazon second headquarters bid

Chicago mayor vows to step up Amazon second headquarters bid

Watch Video CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials vowed Thursday to step up the competition to lure Amazon’s headquarters after the company named the city among the top 20 locations in the running for a facility that promises 50,000 jobs. Amazon narrowed the list of 238 proposals from the U.S., Mexico and Canada, to 20 finalists, also including Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, in the Midwest. The Seattle-based company plans to announce the winner later this year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago offers “unparalleled opportunities” with its qualified workforce, higher education in…

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Illinois Sheriff's Association announces scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff's Association announces that it will be awarding over $54,000.00 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition,……

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Buffalo woman pleads guilty in gun case, sentencing scheduled

A woman arrested after an August police pursuit in Davenport is scheduled for sentencing in May after pleading guilty to a federal gun charge.

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Rock Island Southwest Library to hold used book sale Jan. 22-31

[Rock Island, IL:] If you're in the market for some non-fiction book bargains, head over to the Rock Island Public Library's Southwest location next week.

WQAD.com LogoWhy you don’t have access to Google’s art selfies

Why you don’t have access to Google’s art selfies

The trend of trying to find your look-alike portrait, launched by the Google Arts & Culture app, has become a frenzy on social media, but two states don’t have access: Illinois and Texas. The feature, found within the app, invites users to: “Take a selfie and search thousands of artworks to see if any look like you.”  Once selecting “Get Started” the user is presented with a message that explains the selfie you take “is sent to Google,” but is used only for the purpose of finding your portrait look-alike. Several reports indicate that users in Ill…

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Galvin Fine Arts Center photo exhibit "papal visits to holy lands" Jan. 21

PUBLIC RECEPTION SUNDAY AT GALVIN FINE ARTS CENTER FOR PHOTO EXHIBIT PAPAL VISITS TO HOLY LANDS…

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Health Department notes National Wear Red Day Feb. 2

The Henry and Stark County Health Departments, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, announce that Friday, February 2nd has been designated as National Wear Red Day. This important health observance is noted to help focus attention on women and……

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Health Department conducts monthly CPR Classes

The Henry and Stark County Health would like to take the opportunity to remind area residents they are once again offering CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certification Classes.

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RI Police Department urges public to make game plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The Rock Island Police Department Urges Public to Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?…

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On-the-Road trucking seminar to be held Feb. 13

On-the-Road Seminar…

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Bettendorf High School to offer planetarium shows

Bettendorf High School will be hosting public shows in the Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium. The planetarium shows are free of charge and begin at 7 pm on Tuesday nights. Seating is limited. Please call the BHS Activities Office at 563-332-4516……





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