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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Pumpkin Dash Oct. 11 in Blue Grass

Submitted press release. The Blue Grass Park Board will have its 4th annual Pumpkin Dash Saturday, Oct. 11, The first race will start at 10:30 a.m. on Orphed Street, Blue Grass. Registration will be at the…

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Fired county employee claims Banaszek, Kinney filed false documents with state

ROCK ISLAND - Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek and county clerk Karen Kinney falsified legal documents sent to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, according to a new filing in a whistleblower lawsuit against the county. …

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Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast Sept. 27

Press release submitted by New Anthem. America's "Greatest Generation" is nearly gone. Don't miss the chance to meet and hear the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor tell his story of surviving being torpedoed,…

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Hazmat Crew Responds To Chemical Spill At Clinton ADM Plant

A Hazardous Materials crew was called to the ADM plant in Clinton, Iowa for what officials are describing as a small chemical spill. Officials responded to building 41 around 10:00 a.m...

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Need volunteers for Invasive Species Removal Day

Press release submitted by River Action Calling all Volunteers! Invasive Species Removal Day Black Hawk College Campus and Green Valley Nature Preserve What: Augustana College's Upper Mississippi Center…

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Crews respond to hazmat spill

Emergency crews are on scene at ADM in Clinton responding to a hazmat situation.A call came in of a hazardous chemical spill in a lab at the plant around 10:30 Thursday morning.  Hazmat crews from both Davenport and Clinton responded.There is no word on any injuries at this time.  CBS4 will have more details as they become available.

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Mushroom Program and Walk Oct. 4

Press release submitted by Janet Moline Mushroom Program and Walk to be held Saturday, October 4th, 9 a.m. -11 a.m. join photographer Jim Frink for an indoor program showing mushrooms/fungi at Black Hawk State Historic…

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Veto League Baseball Food Drive

Press release submitted by Veto League And sandlot-style ballgame, Modern Woodmen Park, Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Over the last six years, Veto League Baseball -- or "The VLB" --…

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Kiwanis Club annual Bags Tournament Sept. 20

Press release submitted by Adam Bain. Join the Kiwanis Club of Rock Island and Pepsi for our 6th Annual Bags Tournament at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Teams and volunteers…

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Davenport warns towing will happen on city’s snow routes

The city of Davenport planned to crack down on drivers who leave vehicles parked on emergency snow routes during snow emergencies. City officials said the stricter enforcement of the city’s snow emergency ordinance arose, in part, after Davenport Public Works crews could not plow some downtown streets because cars were parked on emergency snow routes during a snow storm January 31 and February 1, 2014. Crews had 44 vehicles towed on those nights so plows could move through downtown streets.  When residents protested, Mayor Bill Gluba authorized reimbursement for those affected by the to…

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Banned Short Fiction reading at Bettendorf Library

Press release submitted by Bettendorf Public Library An I'm With the Banned Short Fiction reading will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, September 25, starting at 7 p.m. Participants entered…

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East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club flea market Sept. 28

Press release submitted by Zobeida Laufenberg. East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club will sponsor a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. We are…

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Timing of new Sheriff's appointment questioned

The chairman of the Rock Island County Republicans is questioning the timing of the appointment of Gerry Bustos to the position of Sheriff.Bill Bloom filed a Freedom of Information Act request with both Rock Island County Attorney John McGehee and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.  Below is the full text of his request: To:  States Attorney John McGehee        Attorney General Lisa Madigan   This FOIA request has also been submitted to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois through their internal email process. …

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Pepsi and Verizon CEOs back NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — PepsiCo is the NFL’s biggest sponsor, and its female CEO just gave its embattled Commissioner Roger Goodell a vote of confidence. CEO Indra Nooyi decried the domestic violence crisis enveloping the league in a statement released late Wednesday. “I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players, and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league,” she wrote. But she also said she knows Goodell to be “a man of integrity” and that she is confident he’ll…

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Sock Hop for Senior Education Sept. 26

Press release submitted by Intouch Adult Day Services Sock Hop for Senior Education Friday, September 26, 2014 Brookstone of Aledo and Advanced Medical Transport are hosting an educational "Sock Hop" for senior…

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Chef Scott: Pigs in a Blanket

We’re always looking for ways to serve pork.    And sometimes the best recipes are from close to home. “I’ve got a great one that my mom taught me years ago”, says Chef Brad Scott, director of Scott Community College’s Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. “Let’s get started.” 1. Trim the fat from a center cut of pork loin 2. Pound the pork slice with a mallet until it’s thin 3. Season the pork with pepper and garlic (no salt) 4. In a hot skillet, add 3 tbsp chef’s butter (50/50 combination of butter and margarine) 5…

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Davenport Police ask for your help to find city’s most wanted

Police in Davenport, Iowa hoped someone in the community could help find eight people listed as “most wanted” in the city. The most wanted list included one person wanted for alleged robbery, two wanted for alleged theft, a woman wanted for alleged burglary, a man wanted for alleged lascivious acts with a child and three people facing drug charges. “If you see any of these fugitives, call 9-1-1 immediately,” read a post to the police department Facebook page. “These individuals may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself!” The department also ac…

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Secretary of the Army to visit the Arsenal

The U.S. Secretary of the Army will visit the Rock Island Arsenal next month.Secretary of the Army John McHugh will stop at the Island on October 7th.  The exact timing of his visit has not been announced yet.

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Honor Flight 29 Goes to Washington

About 160 people boarded a plane bound for Washington, D.C. Thursday morning as part of the 29th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.Of those 160 people, 90 of them are veterans getting a free trip to visit the memorials that were built in honor of their service and sacrifice. …

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Davenport Officer Involved In Accident

A Davenport police officer was injured after being involved in an accident while responding to a call. The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the intersection of Division and Lombard.

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Davenport woman sentenced for drug trafficking

A Davenport woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in drug trafficking.

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Do you know any of these 'most wanted' fugitives?

The Davenport Police Department has released its latest information regarding persons on its 'Most Wanted' list. These individuals may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend thes……

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Dixon Sells Land For Possible Medical Marijuana Grow Site

As the deadline to apply to grow medical marijuana legally draws nearer, more cities across Illinois are getting attention from companies looking to build cultivation centers...

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Some Davenporters Call for Weapons-Free City Hall

Changes in gun laws have more people carrying, in places like bars, churches and even city council chambers. At least one Davenport alderman is doing it...

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Despite residents' objections, 2 more cell towers planned in Davenport parks

DAVENPORT - More cell towers are planned in Davenport's city parks. On Wednesday, aldermen meeting as a committee of the whole advanced to next week's council meeting discussion of a city-owned public safety tower with emergency communication…

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90 Honor Flight Veterans Take Off for Washington D.C.

The 29th Quad City Honor Flight was scheduled to leave for Washington D.C. at about 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The flight suffered a short delay due to fog in the area. 22 World War Two and 68 Korean War Veterans are headed to see the memorials that are dedicated to their service. The day before, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visited the vets at the Hy-Vee on East Kimberly Road in Davenport for their pre-flight dinner. The vets showed up to the airport early on Thursday. Some got to the airport as early as 4:45 a.m. The flight is scheduled to return to the Quad City Airport arou…

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Principal arrested at Iowa game to return to work

IOWA CITY  — A high school principal who was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness at a University of Iowa football game will return to work on Monday.

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Poll finds Branstad with 60-37% lead over challenger Hatch

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gov. Terry Branstad looks “unstoppable” in his bid for a sixth term, according to a poll released this morning.

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I-80 bridge reopens after police incident

Interstate 80 in both directions was reopened late Wednesday after being closed almost three hours when a suicidal person climbed onto the bridge over the Mississippi River at LeClaire.

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Davenport squad car T-boned, pushed into man mowing lawn

A man mowing his lawn was injured Wednesday after a Davenport Police squad was pushed into the man after it was struck broadside by another car, police said. …

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Fejervary Park cell tower moving forward

Davenport is moving forward with the building of a city-owned cell tower at Fejervary Park, one of three cell towers proposed to go in three of the city’s parks.

Quad-City Times LogoFog early, then plenty of sun

Fog early, then plenty of sun

A good Thursday to all. If you liked yesterday's forecast, you'll like today's as it is a virtual repeat of Wednesday — patchy fog in the early hours, then sunny with a high in the 70s.

Quad-City Times LogoAnother one bites the dust: Semi gets stuck on Government Bridge

Another one bites the dust: Semi gets stuck on Government Bridge

The Quad-Cities' infamous truck eating bridge may have a rival.

Quad-City Times LogoDoctors Without Borders reps field questions

Doctors Without Borders reps field questions

A trio of workers for the Doctors Without Borders aid organization fielded dozens of questions about their humanitarian mission Wednesday during an event in Davenport.

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29th Honor Flight of the QC takes off

Nearly a hundred veterans are taking the trip of a lifetime Thursday.90 World War II and Korean War veterans are taking off on a 7:00am non-stop flight to Washington D.C., along with 72 guardians for the 29th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.They'll arrive in Washington DC at about 10:00am and spend the day visiting the memorials dedicated to honoring the sacrifices they made during their service.Volunteers help plan and coordinate the trip, and the Quad Cities’ and Clinton Hy-Vee stores are sponsoring Thursday’s flight.The trip ends around 10:00pm when the flight arrives back in t…

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The Pledge from Mrs. Vaughn’s class at Roosevelt Elementary

First graders from Mrs. Vaughn’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Roosevelt Elementary School in Moline. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here. …

Quad-City Times LogoFloreciente neighorhood continues to flourish

Floreciente neighorhood continues to flourish

The English translation of "Floreciente" seems like a perfect description of one of Moline's oldest neighborhoods.

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Film and TV actor attends 50th Moline High reunion

Film and TV actor John Getz has a 40-year acting resume, but he never forgets his roots. The 67-year-old Moline High School alum attended his 50th class reunion last weekend. "It was great, great to…

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Farming history on display at Edwards River show

NEW WINDSOR -- Antique farm engines will roar -- and sometimes sputter -- back to life at the 29th annual Edwards River Antique Engine Association Fall Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the New Windsor Fairgrounds. …

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Equal Pay = Economic Boom?

On average, women still make almost a third less than men for the same job. That difference could be holding our economy back.New data shows when wages for women have increased, so do average household incomes.But just this week, the U.S. Senate voted against a bill that would have protected equal pay for women. Financial experts have estimated the pay gap for women costs the economy $500 billion each year.Experts say the push for a higher minimum wage would benefit more women, who are more likely to be paid the minimum wage.

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Pot growers, sellers closer to having Moline niche

MOLINE -- The Moline Plan Commission will recommend the city council approve amendments to the zoning code so that growing and selling medical marijuana will be possible in the city. The commission voted unanimously Wednesday to make…

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How will this winter be?

How much will it snow and how cold will it be this winter? Andy McCray has a look at the winter forecast. Watch the video above for more.

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Cleveland tourism chief urges Q-C to collaborate

BETTENDORF -- Cleveland, which went from a national punch line to a major tourism destination and host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, could teach the Quad-Cities a few things, the head of the Ohio city's visitors group…

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Preparing your home for winter

It may be hard to believe, but it's already time to prepare your home for colder temperatures.There are things you can do no to make it easier when the white stuff begins to fall. Heating companies are already busy doing inspections on homes to make sure all heating appliances are working properly long before you need it. "We're in the Midwest we never know when the temperatures..the weather is going to change," said Brian Bausch/Project Manger Crawford Company. The Crawford Company is already busy making the rounds, and getting homes ready. "People should…

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Iowa doctor returns from Sierra Leone, shares ideas to slow spread of Ebola

An Iowa doctor has returned after spending almost a month helping with the Ebola crises in Africa. Epidemiologist with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Dr. Samir Koirala, spent 25 days in Sierra Leone assisting with the prevention of the spread of Ebola. When he traveled there, he said he knew the risks, according to a report by WHO news. “Getting international doctors there is not a problem because they understand the risk and know what precautions they need to take,” Dr. Koirala said. While Dr. Koirala was overseas working with the Center for Disease Control, he said he didn’t mak…

WQAD.com LogoEnrollment booming at Monmouth College

Enrollment booming at Monmouth College

Enrollment is booming at a Quad City area college, despite declining high school graduation rates. Monmouth College is celebrating its largest freshman class in history. Monmouth College has its biggest freshmen this year, with close to 400 students. “The number of students at Monmouth is up as we should say in this down market,” said Tim Keefauver, Vice President for enrollment management at the college. Keefauver says their success has come from looking for students outside the Quad City area. In fact 40 percent of students now come from out of state. The other draw is the colleg…

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Forced recycling, and higher fee, closer in Coal Valley

COAL VALLEY -- Trustees on Wednesday moved closer to forcing all residents to have garbage and recycling carts with a first reading to amend the current ordinance. Trustees said $2.80 will be added to residents' monthly bills…

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Downtown Morrison joins national historic register

MORRISON (AP) — The Main Street Historic District in the northwestern Illinois community of Morrison has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to city officials. The Gazette in Sterling reports Morrison Mayor Everett…

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Silvis schools expect $740,000 of red ink next year

SILVIS -- The Silvis School District anticipates a total shortfall of $740,914 for the 2014-2015 school year. On Wednesday night, the school board unanimously approved a budget that expects revenue to be $5,879,891 with expenditures of…

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Incident Snarls I-80

Cars were backed up from LeClaire to Bettendorf during rush hour as police responded to an incident on the I-80 bridge.

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Section of Moline trail to close today

MOLINE -- A section of the recreation trail on Moline's Ben Butterworth Parkway will close at 7 a.m. today and reopen at noon Friday. According to the city, a section of the trail near Riverstone Group,…

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Sherrard schools approve budget

SHERRARD -- The Sherrard School Board on Wednesday night unanimously passed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that predicts spending $12,556,083 out of the three main operating funds: Education, Transportation and Operations and Maintenance. The predicted…

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R.I.H.S. marching band performs in preview show

The PRIDE of Rock Island marching band held their annual preview night Wednesday. The group of junior high and high schoolers performed the piece they'll compete with later this year. The show's director says it's a great opportunity to showcase students' hard work. CG: Peter Carlin/Dir. of Bands for R.I. School District "On Friday nights there's often a crowd that, you know they're there for a football game, which is totally understandable, and we're there to be the entertainment at half time.  Tonight, it's all about us and the work they do,” said Peter Carlin, director…

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Woman to spend three years in prison for selling cocaine in Davenport

A Davenport woman will spend more than three years in prison for drug trafficking. In June of 2013, a home associated with 39-year-old Leann Sue Perez and 44-year-old Jose Antonio Garcia was searched by police, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Nicholas Kinefeldt. Inside agents found half of a kilogram of cocaine, which is roughly 1 pound, digital scales and packaging material. “Perez possessed this cocaine and intended to distribute some or all of it to other persons,” said a spokesperson from the Department of Justice. The statement said that before the search, Perez and Garcia…

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News at 10:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 10:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf…

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Veterans' dinner held before Thursday's Honor Flight

It's the flight of a lifetime for World War II and Korean War veterans: the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The 29th flight takes off Thursday at 7 a.m. And for one Korean War vet, it comes at a special time. "That's my birthday present, you know,” said Calvin Rolloff, Korean War veteran.  “I've dedicated this flight and called it ‘Honor Flight 80,’ because I'll be 80  years old.  I'm a Korean veteran, so definitely U want to look at the Korean memorial." Ninety World War II and Korean War veterans were invited for a  "pre-fli…

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Q-C kids getting up-close view, and smell, of agriculture

The 10th annual AgXPerience runs through Friday at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline and the John Deere Pavilion in Moline.

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Rock Island rallies behind injured football player

A Rock Island High School senior has been overwhelmed by support from his classmates and complete strangers after a fluke football injury nearly ended his life. Prince Gbeddeh, a running back at Rocky, thought he had torn his ACL when his leg got tangled up in an opponent’s during the season opener on August 29, 2014. After being rushed to the hospital in Peoria, Gbeddeh learned he had a dislocated knee, and the injury had cut off blood flow to his leg. He underwent emergency surgery, and complications put Gbeddeh on life support. “I was sleeping. That’s the good part about i…

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Rail Safety Week: September 14th-20th

All week long, police across the state are cracking down on train crossing safety. Illinois is the third leading state for people dying from being hit by a train. There will be deputies at high volume crossings and violators will be ticketed for not stopping for trains approaching. Drivers are reminded not to cross tracks when lights are flashing, the train is coming, or the gates are down.   More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week.  …

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Corporal punishment laws: Illinois and Iowa

Corporal punishment has been a hot button issue in the news recently, most notably in the case of the NFL where Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson is facing charges for spanking his son. Here in Illinois it is legal to spank your child. But there are laws in place to protect children from physical abuse. For example, when objects like belts, shoes or switches are used, that is deemed abuse because it leaves bruises. Recent numbers show that Illinois had more than 105,000 reports of some form of child abuse and it can be difficult to enforce the law. "We'll tell the public and the co…

WQAD.com LogoViral Video: Competitive eater takes on hamster in hot dog eating contest

Viral Video: Competitive eater takes on hamster in hot dog eating contest

A hamster known for eating tiny human food went head-to-head against a competitive eater in an eating contest. Videos of a hamster eating mini versions of human cuisine have gone viral, so the next step was to take on a world renown eater. Takeru Kobayashi is known for his surprising world record at a hot dog eating contest in 2001. He ate 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes, doubling the previous record of 25. Viral Video: Hilarious men lip-sync women’s conversation Viral Video: Kid’s adorable reaction to news that his mom is pregnant Viral Video: This may be the world…

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Ernst leading Braley in recent poll

The race for Iowa's soon to be open senate seat shows state senator Joni Ernst leading Congressman Bruce Braley by six points in a recent Quinnipiac Poll. According to the most recent poll,  Republican candidate Ernst is leading  in the race to replace retiring U.S Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Fifteen-percent of Iowa voters say they might change their mind before the election, while 84% say their mind is made up. The new poll also shows a big gender gap between the candidates, as Ernst leads among men by 17 points. Iowa voters likely favor the Republican on key characteristic tra…

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Augustana college named top 25 most beautiful campuses

Augustana College in Rock Island is named one of the 25 most beautiful campuses in America  by Thrillist.com. The website recognized Augie out of about 3,000 four year colleges and universities from across the u.s. According to the website:  factors like location, landscape, architecture and history were considered. Augustana is a liberal arts college in Rock Island that's home to about 2500 students on a 115 acre wooded campus. "Students have this urban feel but then if they walk the slough path between our residential portion and  the academic portion of campus there'…

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Downtown Morrison on register of historic places

The Main Street Historic District in Morrison, Ill., has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to city officials.

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Extra tourism dollars announced at annual QC luncheon

A celebration of economic growth in the Quad City Area. On Wednesday, at the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau's annual luncheon over150 people gathered at the Waterfront Convention Center where QCCVB  announced that over $2 million extra was brought in from tourists in 2013 than in 2012. It's also been a year since the QCCVB unveiled their new community tourism brand, which has helped draw in those extra tourists, and extra dollars. "Those are dollars that businesses then use to invest in our community,  to give people jobs, to pay taxes, to do all the thi…

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I-80 bridge lanes shut down

Police are investigating an incident on the I-80 bridge near LeClaire. Because of the incident, lanes are shut down in both directions. CBS4 will have more details as they become available. …

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I-80 bridge shut down for several hours

UPDATE: All lanes of I-80 at the bridge are back open following an incident on the bridge.ORIGINAL STORY:Police are investigating an incident on the I-80 bridge near LeClaire. Because of the incident, lanes are shut down in both directions. CBS4 will have more details as they become available. …

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QCA Dog Owners Say Pets Being Stolen For Fighting

People from Colona, IL to Burlington, IA are saying their pets are being stolen for dog fighting rings. But many law enforcement agencies have told us they don't see any cases or evidence of a dogfight ring in the area...

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Museum facing eviction; would close

The history lovers are bracing themselves.

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Traffic reopens at I-80 Bridge near LeClaire

Police activity had the I-80 Bridge at LeClaire blocked. Iowa Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed that traffic in both directions was being diverted around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Around 8 p.m. all traffic was moving again. Get traffic information anytime, click here.  …

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Golf courses booming because of unusual weather temperatures

It's been an unusual summer to say the least. Although these summer temps haven't been normal, many Quad Citians are still hitting the links.But, area golf courses say they are booming because of the cooler weather.Duck Creek Golf course in Davenport says these temperatures are helping their business after a slow startbecause of the wet spring and they say they saw they're seeing more and moregolfers coming out, taking a swing at the course."Nah, I don’t usually play when it's over 90’s,” said Bill Wylzenvach, golfer.Boiling, hot, humid temperatures keeps many golfers a…

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Area Youth Waiting 60 Days For Psychiatric Evaluations

A new report shows the average wait time for youth mental health services in Scott County is five weeks.United Way of the Quad Cities wants to improve that access.Staff members say any amount of time a child has to wait is too long. That's why the United Way is requesting proposals to help improve the area's mental health services.Wait times average 35 days for a mental health appointment in Scott County according to the report. That number rises to 60 days for a psychiatric evaluation.“It's ...

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Kohl’s announces thousands of seasonal job openings

Kohl’s department stores announced plans to hire more than 67,000 workers across the U.S. for the 2014 holiday season. That translates to an average of 50 seasonal associates to be hired per Kohl’s store in the U.S. In addition to those store positions, the company planned to hire about 9,300 seasonal workers at U.S. distribution centers and about 670 seasonal credit operations workers, according to a spokesperson for Kohl’s. Hiring for store positions began in September and the company expected to fill most of the seasonal jobs by mid-November. For information about the avai…

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Search Over For High Speed Chase Suspect In Cornfield Near Walcott

Police have ended their search in a cornfield after a high speed chase near Walcott, Iowa.

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Fall Like Temperatures Continue

We are going to have a beautiful clear night tonight with lows dropping into the low 50s. The Fall like weather will continue as we move into tomorrow with highs in the low 70s. We will stay in the 70s for the remainder of the week! Thunderstorms and showers will move into our area Saturday. We will have spotty conditions for the morning hours, while the majority of the storms will move through during the evening hours. Despite the weekend storms, temperatures will reach the upper 70s if not hitting 80. So another summer day is still to come! Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard Download the free New…

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Local man accused of selling the same logs to 3 different people

A Milan, Illinois man faced criminal charges after he allegedly sold the same logs to three different people. Benjamin Wynn, 25, was charged in April 2014 in Rock Island County with one count of theft by deceptive practice. The charge was filed after Illinois Conservation Police investigated complaints that he sold the same logs to three individual buyers. Court records showed the complaints were initiated in January 2014. Wynn allegedly got the logs when he bought and harvested timber in Illinois City. State investigators said they later determined Wynn did not have a state-issued timber buye…

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Doctor: Retired Moline teacher “impotent” and not able to rape

The trial of a retired Moline shop teacher accused of raping a student at Wilson Middle School is expected to go to the jury Thursday. Henry Pawlus is accused of sexually assaulting an 8th grade student in a closet at Wilson in 2010 while she was working on an after school project. The alleged victim took the stand Monday in Rock Island. Pawlus’ defense was derailed on Thursday after Judge Mike Meersman ruled a doctor could not testify about the teacher’s health issues. Dr. Robert Milas was asked several questions by the defense in an “offer of proof” that was ultimatel…

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FedEx to raise shipping rates in 2015

FedEx planned to increase shipping rates for three subsidiaries beginning January 5, 2015. If you use FedEx Express, FedEx Ground or FedEx Freight, the new rates will apply to you. FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Ground shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9% according to a statement from FedEx. FedEx retail rates and FedEx One Rate pricing will also change, but details on those changes were not expected to be available until mid-December or later. The company already planned to apply dimensional weight pricing to all FedEx Ground shipments as of January 5, 2015, as well. FedEx Expres…

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf…

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Churches United of the Q-C Area receives grant

Press release submitted by Quad City Engineering and Science Council COMMUNITY RESOURCES CORPORATION AWARDS GRANT TO CHURCHES UNITED Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $10,000.00 grant from Community…

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Davenport Releases Finances To Public Through New Website

If you want to know how much Davenport’s Mayor is getting paid or what the Davenport Police Department is spending money on… there’s now an app for that. The city of Davenport is releasing its Open Checkbook application to the public this week. “It’s who’s spending the money, what are we spending money on, and who are we paying,” explained the city’s Finance Director, Brandon Wright. To start, click here. The app shows how much the city has spent so far this year. From there, users can use the search box or narrow the city’s spending down b…

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Search For High Speed Chase Suspect In Cornfield Near Walcott

?Police have a road blocked off near the I-80 Truck Stop near Walcott, Iowa while they search for suspect believed to be hiding in a cornfield.

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Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans plans forum

The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans' Quad-Cities chapter is sponsoring a candidate's forum this weekend in Davenport.

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Hy-Vee hosts Honor Flight veterans

Melvin Dirksen of LeClaire finally will fly to Washington, D.C., on Thursday as one of 90 veterans taking an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities.

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St. Ambrose connects Middle East with Middle America

It’s a real-life horror story from Iraq.  ISIS images are shocking, brutal and surprising. “How quickly and easily they took over large chunks of Iraq,” said Dr. Ryan Dye, director of International Education at St. Ambrose University. Dr. Dye also coordinates the Middle East Institute, which is hosting a public reception from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday,  at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. “ISIS and al-Qaeda and other organizations have made it clear that they view the United States as their ultimate enemy,” he said. The Middle East Institute is one way to bring thes…

WQAD.com LogoCraig answers to your pruning and late-season transplanting questions

Craig answers to your pruning and late-season transplanting questions

See Craig each Wednesday on News 8 at 11.  Submit your questions on our Facebook page or call 309-736-3288 to have your question answered live.

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Trio Arrested In Henry County On Drug Charges

Three people were arrested after an investigation into synthetic drugs in Henry County Iowa. The sheriff's office says a joint investigation with the Mount Pleasant Police department...

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Q-C in 50: Village of East Davenport adds to Q-C ambience

It was 1851 when the Village of East Davenport was founded as a logging community.

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SleepOut benefiting the Humility of Mary Shelter

Press release submitted by Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. Plan to attend the Night at the Shelter- SleepOut Benefiting the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. The Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. will…

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Just Kids Early Care & Education Centers received grant

Submitted press release ROCK ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS EQUIPMENT NEEDS AT JUST KIDS EARLY CARE & EDUCATION CENTERS Just Kids Early Care & Education Centers has received a $1,603.37 grant from the…

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Hundreds apply for jobs at Illinois Thomson prison

THOMSON, Ill  — Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to the northeastern Illinois Mississippi River town of Thomson to attend a three-day hiring fair a……

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How you can – and whether you should – get iOS 8 right away

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here. Apple’s new operating system isn’t the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising. IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the “Today” screen, including sports scores and weather updates. You can answer phone calls on a Mac, install a third-party keyboard on your iPhone and ask Siri to identify what song is playing on the radio. You can even share iTunes purchases with your family. The update is available to iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S owners. All …

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Meth lab found in home with small children present

Three Henry County residents are under arrest accused of running a meth lab in a home where children were present.Tina Ball and her daughter Cheyenne of Salem, Iowa, and Cheyenne's boyfriend Dillen Eaves, of Fort Madison, were arrested Tuesday.The Henry County Sheriff's Office had been conducting an investigation into illegal synthetic drugs being sold out of a home at 406 S. Main Street in Salem, Iowa.  During a search of the home deputies discovered a "one pot" meth lab along with other drugs.  Three children, a baby, a toddler, and a grade schooler were in the home at t…

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Officials Say Passenger Present In Vehicle That Killed Perez On I-88

Officials have released new details about the hit and run on I-88 from last March. They now say two people were in the car that struck and killed 17-year-old Emilio Perez. On March 8, 2014 ...

Quad-City Times LogoSpeaker looks at coal plants, local people

Speaker looks at coal plants, local people

A talk on the impact of coal-fired power plants on local communities in a time of global climate change will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Student Life Center of Scott Comm……

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Painting looks terrible until the artist does one thing at the end

On Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show, D. Westry showed off his skills in front of the easel. No one expected it to be a work of art until he did one thing right at the end. Check it out and look at the faces in the audience. …

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Cleveland tourism chief tells of visitor successes

Attractions — even one as grand as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — do not make a community a travel destination, but positive visitor experiences will, the president and CEO of Positively Cle……

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Tourism Industry Reaches $800+ Million Again for Quad City Area

The tourism industry for Rock Island and Scott Counties made $812 million in 2013, according to Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau President Joe Taylor. The QCCVB will give out awards to tourism partners that produced large amounts of money for the area. The group will do that at its annual meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Rock Island and Scott Counties made $810 million in 2012, according to Taylor. He says that the slight increase is do to an improving economy. Taylor says that there is still a lot of pent-up demand for traveling, even from the recession of 2008. “A lo…

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All new AARP Driver Smart Course

Press release submitted by AARP Smart Driver Course Become a Safer Driver with the All New AARP Driver Smart Course The AARP Smart Driver course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides…

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Chick-fil-A at SouthPark Mall hosts Frosted Family Night

Press release submitted by Chick-fil-A at Southpark Mall Chick-fil-A at SouthPark Mall hosts Frosted Family Night September 18 A night filled with fun activities for the whole family! …





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