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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

WQAD.com LogoShowers on the horizon

Showers on the horizon

We’re seeing another foggy start to the day. Clouds will begin to break up as we move throughout the morning, leaving us with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than yesterday, moving daytime highs into the low 60s. Tonight will be a mild night, with overnight lows dropping into the low 40s. Clouds will build back in, bringing in our next round of showers and storms. Showers move in late tonight and will continue throughout the day Saturday. As the showers roll through we could see a few isolated thunderstorms pop up, though nothing severe. Temperatures will take a…

Quad-City Times LogoCarolyn Wettstone shares fight with breast cancer in new book

Carolyn Wettstone shares fight with breast cancer in new book

A few days after the diagnosis, Carolyn Wettstone decided her cancer was a fairy.

WQAD.com LogoBandits finally break through at home

Bandits finally break through at home

The Bandits get their 1st wins of the season at Modern Woodmen Park with a sweep of South Bend.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County baseball sweep West Central

Mercer County baseball sweep West Central

Golden Eagles best West Central 12-1 in game 1 on their way to a sweep of the Heat.  Mercer County is now 10-0 in LTC.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine boys stay perfect in MAC

Muscatine boys stay perfect in MAC

The Muskies cruise past North Scott 5-0 to improve to 5-0 in the MAC.

WQAD.com LogoA pair of Spartans headline day 1 of Drake Relays

A pair of Spartans headline day 1 of Drake Relays

Pleasant Valley's McKenzie Yanek takes 1st in the 3000 meter run at Drake Relays with the 2nd fastest time in the nation this year.  P.V.'s Sommer Carson takes 1st in the 3200 meter run.  Clinton's Erika Hammonds takes gold in the shot putt.

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Moline Wins Shutout Over United Township

WQAD.com LogoLong Grove girl nets national success

Long Grove girl nets national success

Hattie Hagedorn has proven you don't need to be 7 foot to find success on the hardwood.  The long Grove 11 year old has made the most of a free throw.  The 5th grader finished 3rd out of nearly a half million girls her age in the Elks national freet throw contest, making a perfect 25 out of 25 in regionals.

KWQC-TV6 LogoAugustana students take unique archaeology course

Augustana students take unique archaeology course

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – As the school year wraps up, some Augustana students are reflecting on lessons they’ve learned in a first-of-its-kind course at the school. The instructor of Archaeology and the History of the African Diaspora, Alicia Odewale, has used archaeology throughout the semester to help students understand the history of the African diaspora. The African diaspora refers to communities throughout the world with ties to Africa. Odewale says archaeology that focuses on African diaspora communities has only been around since the late 1960’s and, of all the ar…

KWQC-TV6 LogoWhere are the jobs? – Part 1

Where are the jobs? – Part 1

QUAD CITIES, Ill./Iowa (KWQC) – Most of us have been there at some point – on the job hunt. It also seems like there’s a different job fair each week in the Quad Cities area. But which industries are actually doing the hiring right now? How can you land one of those jobs? In a special series this month we’re asking “Where Are The Jobs?” Whether you’re about to graduate, you’re laid off, or just looking to change careers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has plenty of information on different industries. Between 2014 and 2024 healthcare occupation…

WQAD.com LogoSix men charged for dismembering Illinois woman

Six men charged for dismembering Illinois woman

CHAMPAIGN. Ill. (AP) — Six people have been charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman whose remains were found in a central Illinois lake. Authorities announced Thursday six men are accused of cutting up the body of 24-year-old Ashley Gibson in a northwest Champaign home. Her mother reported her missing April 19. Charged are 26-year-old Davion Hedrick, Donte Meeks and Deundrea Weatherspoon, both 25, 28-year-old Randale Banks, 23-year-old Reginald Logan and 19-year-old Javon Tate. Authorities say Hedrick is a resident of the house where the alleged dismemberment occurred. No charges…

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Verizon offers union strike workers ‘last, best and final offer’

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Verizon has put forward its “last, best and final offer” to striking workers. In a statement released Thursday, Verizon said that it had met with union leaders and presented them with a contract after more than 10 months of negotiation. The news comes more than two weeks after 36,000 workers went on strike — the largest since 2011. According to Verizon, the proposal includes a 7.5% wage increase and protection from layoffs. The plan stipulates that the layoff protection is guaranteed so long as Verizon gets more control to manage and deploy workers…

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Muscatine residents work to raise awareness about organ donation

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) — Some Muscatine residents are gearing up to say thank you to those who saved their lives. They will be taking to the field, track and course this summer to celebrate and raise awareness about organ donation. “I’ve never been a big athlete. I’m a better cheerleader,” Kim Burdakin tells us. But in less than two months, she will be both. That’s because Burdakin is also a fighter, still here to talk about the liver transplant that saved her life. “This was 16 years ago,” she says. “I have two daughters, they were 9 an…

WQAD.com LogoFour Georgia college students died in vehicle collision

Four Georgia college students died in vehicle collision

Watch Video WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) —  The University of Georgia’s president says students and staff at the school will gather Thursday evening to reflect on the lives of the four students killed and one critically injured in a car crash. State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry said in a statement they are: 19-year-old Kayla Canedo and 20-year-old Brittany Feldman, both of Alpharetta; 19-year-old Christina Semeria of Milton; and 19-year-old Halle Scott of Dunwoody. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said the crash happened Wednesday night when two mid-sized sedans, one northbound and the other s…

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Woman convicted after posting about a possible school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son’s middle school. 32-year-old Jeanette Garza Alvarez was given a 30-day deferred sentence Tuesday after being convicted in Municipal Court, the Roswell Daily Record reports. A criminal complaint said Alvarez posted Jan. 29 on her Facebook page that her son told her that some eighth-graders were planning to take guns to school and have a shootout. The complaint also said Alvarez told investigators that her post was intended to g…

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Teen killed; community members want to tackle violence

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Police as of Thursday night are still searching for a teen considered armed and dangerous who’s wanted on first degree murder charges in Rock Island. There’s a warrant out for 17-year old Kire Carr after Wednesday’s deadly shooting on the 500 block of 20th Avenue. The victim, 15-year old Jescie Armstrong, died at the hospital. Many in the community are wondering what can be done to stop violence like this. Mike Collier has made it his mission to tackle crime locally. He says his daughter used to be in school with the boy who was killed Thursda…

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The “Winner’s Knot”

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Pleasant Valley’s Carly Donahue, grew to love track with a little bit of help from her dad. “Above everything he just loved being a dad and doing the things that he loved with us,” said Carly. Dad, Jeff, and Carly fell in love with the sport of track and field together. “I started when I was eight and since the start he was at every practice, every meet,” said Carly. Carly and her dad would travel all across the country running races together. Jeff even found a way to soothe Carly’s track nerves. “Before every race, I …

WQAD.com LogoWWII Veteran climbs back inside B-17 bomber after 71 years

WWII Veteran climbs back inside B-17 bomber after 71 years

DAVENPORT, Iowa — It's been a long time since WWII veteran, Al Dussliere has flown in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. He had the chance to climb up into the bomber aircraft and the memories from when he served as a gunner came flooding back. "It's a beautiful plane and it's very, very strong. And by that I mean it could take all sorts of punishment," said Dussliere. He flew in 35 missions during his time in the war, 34 over Germany and 1 over Belgium; 15 of those missions as a waist gunner -  located in the middle of the B-17 and one of the most dangerous spots on the plane. "The wa…

KWQC-TV6 LogoBelgian Village To Go open for business

Belgian Village To Go open for business

The Belgian Village may have closed two years ago, but its famous Reuben sandwiches are now once again available in Moline. Today the new Belgian Village To Go opened for the first time. The company sells un-grilled versions of the famous sandwiches, as well as bread, and cookie dough. Belgian Village To Go is run by the original restaurant owners’ daughter. Food orders can be called in Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 6 P.M. to 309-373-9522. Pick up is from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Thursdays at 560 17th Ave in Moline.

Quad-City Times LogoB-17 returns to the Quad-Cities

B-17 returns to the Quad-Cities

A B-17 bomber that landed Thursday at the Davenport Municipal Airport was an opportunity for Bob Fitts to get together with old friends.

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Gas skimming happening in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)–Thieves are finding new ways to steal your identity and your money. Philip Fosdyck said something as simple as filling up his gas tank has cost him not only once but twice. Gas stations are just one of the places thieves are using skimmers which are devices attached to credit card readers that let crooks steal your information. Thieves are then able to make purchases for themselves. Fosdyck has followed the right steps by cancelling his card but he said this is impacting his credit negatively. Police said this isn’t the first time this has happened in Daven…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMckenzie Yanek and Pleasant Valley Dominate Drake Relays

Mckenzie Yanek and Pleasant Valley Dominate Drake Relays

KWQC-TV6 LogoAmber Alert issued in Kalona, Iowa

Amber Alert issued in Kalona, Iowa

WASHINGTON CO., IOWA (KWQC)- An Amber Alert was issued Thursday just before 6 P.M. for Dominique Nicole Lloyd.   Lloyd is 17 years old.  She is described as 5’6, around 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. The alert lists her abductor as Micheal Brad Knuth. He is 24 years old, 6’1 and weighs 168 pounds.  Knuth has blue eyes and brown hair. Knuth is on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree from 2014. His victim in that case is listed as a female between 14 – 17 years old. The pair is believed to be traveling in a black Mazda MZ3 with an Iowa licen…

WQAD.com LogoSemi has I-80 Illinois bound traffic at a standstill

Semi has I-80 Illinois bound traffic at a standstill

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Illinois — I-80 eastbound is closed at mile marker 6 in Illinois due to a semi stuck in a construction zone. Traffic is backing up into Iowa, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The detour is I-80 eastbound to I-88 eastbound. Viewers say they were stuck in standstill traffic for at least a half an hour before detouring.

WQAD.com LogoAmber Alert issued for 17-year-old Kalona, Iowa girl

Amber Alert issued for 17-year-old Kalona, Iowa girl

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment KALONA, Iowa — An Amber Alert has been issued  out of Kalona, Iowa. The report says 17-year-old Dominique Nicole Lloyd was possibly abducted Thursday, April 28 by Micheal Brad Knuth, 24. Knuth’s car is a 2008 black Mazda with an Iowa license plate number DXL519. Iowa DPS believes the two may be in Georgia or Florida. Dominique is described as a white female around 130 pounds and 5’6 with blond hair and blue eyes. Knuth is described as a white male weighing about 168 pounds and is 6’1 with brown hair and blue eyes. Dominique was report…

WQAD.com LogoMan suing Dennis Hastert can stay anonymous

Man suing Dennis Hastert can stay anonymous

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge says a man who alleges Dennis Hastert sexually abused him doesn't have to disclose his name in his lawsuit against the former U.S. House speaker. A day after Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in a hush-money case, Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer ruled Thursday that a man known in court documents as Individual A can proceed with his lawsuit anonymously. Prosecutors in the hush-money cash say Hastert paid Individual A to stay quiet about sexual abuse that occurred when the man was 14 and Hastert was a high school wrestling coach. The man's lawsuit …

KWQC-TV6 LogoThe cost of a college education: drowning in debt

The cost of a college education: drowning in debt

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – Graduation season is just around the corner, and for some that means facing a mountain of student loan debt. Rising tuition cost is part of the problem. This past year, St. Ambrose University in Davenport raised its tuition by 2.5 percent. Augustana College in Rock Island raised its tuition by more than 3 percent. The math is simple. The more colleges raise tuition, the more loans students have to take out. “You’re paying for an investment in your future,” said John Cooper, vice president of enrollment for St. Ambrose University.” It’s a phrase uttere…

WQAD.com LogoThird man arrested in lottery rigging scam

Third man arrested in lottery rigging scam

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games has given up an extradition fight to face charges in Iowa. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand says Robert Rhodes, of Sugar Land, Texas, reported to the Polk County jail Thursday to face lottery fraud charges filed last year. Rhodes was booked and released on bond. He's a friend of former Multi-State Lottery Association technology manager Eddie Tipton, convicted last year for manipulating Iowa Hot Lotto computers. Prosecutors allege Rhodes helped Tipton …

KWQC-TV6 LogoBig Brothers, Big Sisters Plant Sale

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Plant Sale

(KWQC)- Big Brothers – Big Sisters with kick off their annual plant sale tomorrow. It’s the largest plant sale in the Quad Cities. The trucks full of plants and flowers were off loaded this morning in preparation. Starting tomorrow through May 7th you can pick up plants at the Northwest Bank Tower in Davenport from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. This year,  master gardeners will be on hand to teach you how to care for your plants.    …

WQAD.com LogoThe 10 cities with the best breweries

The 10 cities with the best breweries

Few things compare to the indulgence of a titillatingly complex, savory and frothy beer poured graciously from the tap. Sure, the recent merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller means about a third of the world’s beer is mass produced. However, their generic formulas leave much to be desired when compared to the elixirs generated by an aggressively growing craft brewery scene. According to Brewers Association, mid-year domestic craft beer production reached 12.2 million barrels in the first half of 2015 — representing a 16 percent year-over-year rise in production. Despite the acq…

Quad-City Times LogoRyan's wrap-up: Search for suspect, robbery arrest and Cubs-Sox supremacy

Ryan's wrap-up: Search for suspect, robbery arrest and Cubs-Sox supremacy

A daily look at what did well on the web while you were working ... and what's on tap for the evening.

KWQC-TV6 LogoLocal Steelworkers hold Worker’s Memorial Day

Local Steelworkers hold Worker’s Memorial Day

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Remembering those who never returned home from work. Members of the United Steelworkers Union hosted an event in honor of Worker’s Memorial Day on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The event was meant to bring attention to fallen co-workers and promote workplace safety. “Its to remember those who went to work and weren’t able to go home because of a workplace accident. And, then to promote awareness around workplace safety and improving the safety for those of us who are left behind,” said Mike Nicholas, Financial Secretary for USW Local 105. Org…

WQAD.com LogoEarly voting begins for 2016 Iowa Primary Election

Early voting begins for 2016 Iowa Primary Election

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa — Early voting has begun for the 2016 Iowa Primary election. Today is the first day absentee ballots are available at the Auditor’s Office. The primary election is Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voting is held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Auditor’s Office, 600 W. 4th Street in Davenport. Main in ballots can be requested in writing from the Auditor’s Office and can be found online. Mail in ballots must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 9 p.m. election day, or be postmarked by June 6, 2016. CLICK HERE to find your precinct and polling…

KWQC-TV6 LogoB-17 Bomber flies into the Quad Cities

B-17 Bomber flies into the Quad Cities

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A B-17 Bomber is in Davenport for the weekend. Ground tours and even flights aboard the B-17 are being offered. KWQC spoke to one WWII Veteran who got a chance to check out the plane he remembers so well.  …

WQAD.com Logo15-year-old identified as Rock Island murder victim

15-year-old identified as Rock Island murder victim

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — The Rock Island County Coroner has identified the victim of a fatal shooting to be Jescie Armstrong, 15, of Rock Island. Armstrong was shot in his home around 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Coroner Brian Gustafson said he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Unity Point-Trinity Medical Center. An arrest warrant was issued for Kire G. Carr, 17, of Rock Island in connection with the shooting. Carr is described as a black male, about 135 pounds and standing 6-foot tall with brown eyes and hair. Carr is wanted for first degree murder. Carr should be considered to …

KWQC-TV6 LogoIllinois Attorney General asks to end statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

Illinois Attorney General asks to end statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

CHICAGO, Ill. (KWQC) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault are calling on on Illinois lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations for felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children. Madigan and the advocacy group say Illinois law should allow children who have been victims of sexual assault and abuse the time to come forward and report their crimes. The statement was issued in wake of the sentencing of former House Speaker and Illinois Congressman Dennis Hastert. This week, He was sentenced to 15 months in a feder…

WQAD.com LogoTake a look inside a WWII B-17 bomber

Take a look inside a WWII B-17 bomber

A Boeing B-17 plane visited the Quad Cities on a tour around the country. For a weekend, Quad Citians will be able to take a ride on the historic plane, which dates back to WWII. The bomber plane, known as the Flying Fortress, was used to strike targets within enemy territory.  Click here to read the history of the Boeing B-17.  On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the plane landed at the Davenport Airport.  Organizers invited veterans to gather and watch it land at the airport. They were given tours and were offered a ride on the plane. Rides are available from April 29 through May 1. Click here …

WQAD.com LogoBrady Street down to two lanes beginning May 16

Brady Street down to two lanes beginning May 16

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Brady Street in Davenport will be down to two lanes beginning May 16 as work is done under the roadways. Staff from Langman Construction and Davenport Public Works is notifying businesses and residents in the area. At first, barricades will be placed on the two east side lanes. The construction will take about six weeks to complete. Crews will be working on sanitary sewer repair, storm sewer installment and limited sidewalk report from 12th Street to Kirkwood Boulevard. Three months of milling, pavement repairs and resurfacing are scheduled for the spring of 2017.

WQAD.com LogoBurlington PD says they’ve identified multiple suspects in teen’s murder

Burlington PD says they’ve identified multiple suspects in teen’s murder

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Dawn Reverend remembers the day that Kedarie Johnson was shot right in the alley behind her home. "We were all quite and watching TV and we heard some really loud booms," said Reverend. Since then, she said it's made her more aware of her surroundings. "Trying to watch my back as I go up to the store at night, you know what I mean, you`re afraid," said Reverend. The Burlington Police Department have confirmed that they've identified multiple suspects in the murder of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson. "There`s a little bit of relief, there`s definitely a lot of questioning w…

WQAD.com LogoTransgender policies across the country: Where do they stand?

Transgender policies across the country: Where do they stand?

  CNN) — A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy. With new rules and new challenges every week, it can be difficult to stay on top of developments. Here’s the latest on transgender laws and policies across the country:( Fallout over North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ No state has seen more backlash over a transgender law than North Carolina, which passed a law requiring people to use public bathrooms matching their biological …

WQAD.com LogoWife of murder suspect to speak at University of Illinois about their relationship

Wife of murder suspect to speak at University of Illinois about their relationship

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The current wife of a former Quincy prosecutor charged with killing his first wife in 2006 is speaking out. Christine Lovelace and a producer for the CBS show “48 Hours” will discuss Curtis Lovelace’s case on Friday at the University of Illinois’ College of Law auditorium. Lovelace tells the News-Gazette she’ll talk about their relationship and “how this situation in our family has affected our family.” Prosecutors have accused Curtis Lovelace of suffocating his first wife, Cory Lovelace, on Valentine’s Day 2006. Lovelace…

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice sniper shoots man who says he has bomb at TV station

Police sniper shoots man who says he has bomb at TV station

BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore police say a department sniper shot a man who walked into a TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest. Department spokesman T.J. Smith said the man is alive and conscious and communicating with authorities through a robot designed to detect explosives. Smith says officers and paramedics cannot approach the man until they can determine he doesn’t have an explosive device or until any such device has been neutralized. Smith said the man walked into the lobby of a Fox …

WQAD.com LogoOrion teen enjoys dream trip to Hawaii through Make-A-Wish Illinois

Orion teen enjoys dream trip to Hawaii through Make-A-Wish Illinois

ORION, Illinois — An Orion teen living with lymphoma was granted her wish to visit Hawaii through the Make-A-Wish Illinois program. Ava, 16, was diagnosed with the blood cancer in January 2015 and has continued to stay active with volleyball and participating in her school’s spirit squad. Her wish was to see clear blue water in Hawaii with her parents and two brothers. The family arrived by limo to the airport before enjoying parasailing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and riding ATVs on the island. “Ava’s wish made the best out of a terrible situation. Ava’s brother is…

WQAD.com LogoFormer Subway pitchman’s appeal to be held in May

Former Subway pitchman’s appeal to be held in May

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case. Fogle’s attorneys and federal prosecutors will go before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals May 20 to present their arguments for and against the Indiana man’s bid for a shorter sentence. Fogle was sentenced in November to 188 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of distributing and receiving child pornography and traveling out of state to engage in…

KWQC-TV6 LogoKansas City firefighters rescue cops stuck in elevator

Kansas City firefighters rescue cops stuck in elevator

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KWQC) – Sometimes even cops need to be rescued. And that’s where the fire department comes in. It happened in Kansas City at a police academy building. “Don’t know what happened exactly,” said Tim Dupin with the Kansas City Fire Department. “The elevator just stopped working on them.” Trapped, the police officers needed help, and firefighters seemed to take delight in responding to the call. “Like in a lot of cities, here we have a friendly rivalry between firefighters and police with a lot of good ribbing that goes on,” Dupin tells KWQC. This time, the…

WQAD.com LogoChild’s swollen eye, bloody tears caused by contact lens stuck for 2 years

Child’s swollen eye, bloody tears caused by contact lens stuck for 2 years

Image from BMJ Case Report HONG KONG — When a little girl’s tears were alarmingly coming out bloody, a doctor found the cause – an old contact lens. The 11-year-old girl’s eye lid was swollen and inflamed for two weeks. Doctors tried a topical antibiotic, but it didn’t help, and she noted her tears were blood-stained. She was also referred to an ophthalmologist and a radiologist. Image from BMJ Case Report Finally a CT scan showed an “oval-shaped posterior eyelid lesion,” which radiologists suspected was a cyst. Click here to read the whole case repor…

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Galesburg celebrates Arbor Day with tree plantings and free trees

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) – Celebrate Arbor Day with a free tree from the City of Galesburg.  The Galesburg Tree Commission is offering oak trees that are three to six inches in diameter and eight to 15 feet tall. They can grow 40 to 100 feet talk and spread 40 to 80 feet wide at maturity. The trees are so big, it will require a professional to move them and plant them on private property. To reserve your free tree, call the Galesburg Forestry Division at (309) 345-3621, and give your name, phone number, address where the tree will be planted and provide the name of the tree moving company…

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KWQC-TV6 LogoGALLERY: NFL Draft No. 1 Selections

GALLERY: NFL Draft No. 1 Selections

A look back at the No. 1 overall picks of the NFL Draft for the last 20 years.

WQAD.com LogoSpring jacket will come in handy for a while

Spring jacket will come in handy for a while

Another gray and dreary day around the Quad Cities as daytime highs once again only climbed in the 50s.  Not expecting us to break out of these clouds tonight but we will for now start a mini-stretch of dry weather. Overnight, temperatures will drop in the cooler 40s before climbing around 60 on Friday.  We should be able to scour some of the clouds to allow for a little sunshine, too. That night into Saturday clouds will slowly thicken and lower as our next rainmaker looms out to the west.  This next system almost similar to the last, not only bringing the rain but holding our temperatures…

WQAD.com LogoThis hidden cellphone feature keeps track of your every move

This hidden cellphone feature keeps track of your every move

NEW YORK –- There’s a hidden feature on your cell phone tracking your every move. Software on Apple and Android devices keeps a record of your daily routine. It’s called "frequent locations," which is stored deep in a maze of privacy settings. It tracks time, dates and how long you stay somewhere. It even knows where you live and work, based on your time and trips there. “That’s pretty scary I would never know a phone would have that much access,” iPhone user Allie Salgado said. Patrick J. Brosnan is a security expert and retired NYPD detective. He likened it to a Pandora’s Box …

KWQC-TV6 LogoSt. Ambrose University announces $150,000 fellowship fund in its college of business

St. Ambrose University announces $150,000 fellowship fund in its college of business

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — On Thursday, April 28, St. Ambrose University announced that more than $150,000 has been raised to create a Doctor of Business Administration Fellowship in its College of Business. Most of the donations have come from DBA alumni. “The fellowship was the idea of a grateful graduate of the St. Ambrose DBA program, Dr. Dick Kleine,” said Bill Lesch, dean of the SAU College of Business. “Watching numerous alumni join him has been gratifying to all of us in the College of Business. Clearly, they are recognizing the value this degree has brought to th…

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Who's in the news? Peter Mills

Peter Mills of Troop 109 in Moline, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

WQAD.com LogoBelgian Village serves up legendary sandwiches once again in Moline

Belgian Village serves up legendary sandwiches once again in Moline

Dozens of loyal customers are savoring VandeRueben sandwiches once again from Belgian Village in Moline. The landmark restaurant is back at 560 17th Ave. and offering some of its legendary specialties to-go. “They’ve been closed for a while now,” said customer Patrick Briggs, Rock Island.  “I was very disappointed when they closed.” Thursday marked opening day of the new effort. Katie Manning, part of the original family ownership, is serving a dozen sandwiches, plus bread and other treats. This time, the sandwiches are pre-made to be enjoyed at home. “It&#…

WQAD.com LogoMichigan teacher fired for saying ‘vagina’ in middle school classroom

Michigan teacher fired for saying ‘vagina’ in middle school classroom

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — "Vagina" is the word substitute art teacher Allison Wint used in her class last Thursday. It’s also the word that got her fired, she told WXMI. “I was pretty flabbergasted," said Wint who’s been teaching at Harper Creek Middle School since January. “I was really upset. I feel like I put a lot into the school.” Wint said she and her eighth graders were having a discussion about controversy and art. She held up a Georgia O’Keeffe painting, saying people have considered her work to be “pornographic” during her time. Wint wanted her students to understand…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGerman shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

LONGWOOD, Fla. (WFLA/AP) — Authorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says that the dog named Maxx helped firefighters find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their home in the Orlando suburb, Longwood. “Maxx, the family dog, is credited with assisting firefighters through the heavy smoke to the location of each of the two children,” according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family. Moments earlier, neighbor…

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Scattered showers with a high near 57

Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

WQAD.com LogoStudents escape burning charter bus on trip to Chicago

Students escape burning charter bus on trip to Chicago

GILMAN, Illinois – High school students narrowly escaped when their charter bus caught fire on a trip from Champaign to Chicago. The Peoria Charter Coach bus was northbound on Interstate 57 when the engine caught fire, about 50 miles into the trip, according to a report from the central Illinois News-Gazette. The bus was carrying Spanish Club students from Central High School in Champaign. One student tweeted they got off the bus about a minute before the fire quickly spread.  Photos showed the entire bus was damaged. We evacuated this bus about a minute before this…. https://t.co…

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Davenport’s East Village hosts 4th Annual Arts Festival – May 7

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The 4th annual festival to honor legendary artists Isabel and John Bloom will be held in the Village of East Davenport along 11th Street between Mound and Jersey Ridge Road Sat. May 7, 2016, 10-4 p.m. It will be held rain or shine. “Village in Bloom: A Festival of the Arts” will feature new activities for kids and families, including bubble making, concrete daisy painting, and John Bloom picture painting. In addition, the Eulenspiegel Puppets will make a return appearance on stage and lead a puppet-making workshop, and popular children’s enterta…

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62 ducks found in a van in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged an Iowa City man after they found 62 ducks crowded in an abandoned van. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 69-year-old Francis Prohaska faces an animal neglect charge after police discovered the ducks in a U-Haul van parked on the north side of Iowa City. The ducks were in stacked cages and covered in feces and feathers. Police received a call Monday evening, April 25, 2016, to report a bad odor coming from the van. Officials say 19 of the ducks were dead and there was no food or water available. The ducks that survived are now at the Iowa City An…

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Warrants served in probe stemming from San Bernardino attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have served warrants at two Southern California locations in connection with the December attack that killed 14 people in San Bernardino. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed Thursday that warrants were served in the cities of Corona and Ontario. She says it’s an investigation stemming from the San Bernardino attack, but she declined to elaborate. Eimiller says the U.S. attorney’s office is expected to issue a statement. The December attack on a gathering of San Bernardino County environmental health workers was ca…

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Education Day of Caring kicks off

"Hard Luck," part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, was the choice of two 10-year-olds Thursday as they paired up with a "Reading Buddy" at Wells Elementary School, East Moline.

WQAD.com LogoChef Scott: Homemade Hungarian Goulash

Chef Scott: Homemade Hungarian Goulash

Chef Scott has some very fond memories. "You know when I was growing up, my grandmother used to take us to a place called 'Sindt's Bring 'Er Inn' in west end Davenport," says Chef Scott, director of Scott Community College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center. "They had the best Hungarian Goulash.   We're going to try to mimic that today." 1.  Render down 1 pound of ground beef in a frying pan 2.  Add 1/2 cup celery 3.  Add 1/2 cup onion 4.  Add 1 tsp of red pepper flakes 5.  Add 1 Tbsp paprika 6.  Add 1/4 cup (or eight count) of peperoncino 7.  Stir together 8.  Add 5 …

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Fort Madison man charged with OWI after rolling vehicle with 5-year-old

HENRY COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) – A Fort Madison, Iowa man has been charged with operating while intoxicated and child endangerment after a rollover accident last weekend. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene near the intersection of New London Road and 250th Street on Sunday April 24, 2016, around 2:40 p.m. Officials say 34-year-old Ian Scholl was traveling with his 5-year-old son when he lost control of the vehicle and it over turned. Scholl has been charged with operating while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor, and child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor.

WQAD.com LogoJohn Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

John Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” in a withering interview at Stanford University published Thursday. In it, he repeated many of the same attacks he used last month while calling on his successor, Paul Ryan, to seek the Republican nomination. “Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have neve…

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17-year-old wanted for first-degree murder in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – A 17-year-old, considered “armed and dangerous” by police, remained at large after was charged in connection with a fatal shooting at a home in Rock Island. After someone called 911 to report shots fired, the victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a home in the 500 block of 20th Avenue in Rock Island on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, according to a statement from police.  The injured person was taken to a nearby hospital, and later succumbed to the injuries. The next day, police announced that they were looking for 17-year-old Kire G. Carr…

KWQC-TV6 LogoRock Island murder victim identified, suspect sought-UPDATED

Rock Island murder victim identified, suspect sought-UPDATED

UPDATE: Rock Island Coroner Brian Gustafson has identified the victim of Wednesday’s shooting as 15-year-old Jescie J Armstrong of Rock Island. He says the cause of death was homicide by gunshot. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016. It’s location is to be determined. ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Police are asking for help to bring in a teen wanted for murder. Police received a call around 1:54 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and responded to a shots fired incident. When they arrived in the 500 block of 20th Avenue, officers found a victim with an apparent g…

KWQC-TV6 Logo9-1-1 emergency phone lines fixed and working in Henderson County, Ill.-UPDATE

9-1-1 emergency phone lines fixed and working in Henderson County, Ill.-UPDATE

UPDATE: Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes reports that all Henderson County Sheriff’s Department emergency lines and 911 phone lines are operational. The phone company located the problem and has resolved the issue.  HENDERSON COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – The Henderson County Sheriff Department in Oquawka, Ill. emergency phone lines and 911 line are down. Officials are telling residents to call the Monmouth Police Department at (309) 734-8383 for any emergencies. They tell us the phone company is working on this issue and they hope to be back on line as soon as possible. Stay tuned…

WQAD.com LogoOne man accused of robbing two Davenport banks

One man accused of robbing two Davenport banks

DAVENPORT, Iowa — One man is being accused of robbing two banks within three days in Davenport. The first robbery was reported at Northwest Bank and Trust on Monday, April 25, 2016. The second reported robbery was at US Bank on Wednesday, April 27. Police announced Thursday that 38-year-old Shawn Lee from Davenport was arrested and charged in connection with both. At the Northwest Bank and Trust robbery, police said the man “implied a weapon,” but it was not clear whether he was actually armed. At the US Bank robbery, Lee asked for and was given cash in one hundred and fift…

WQAD.com LogoUnited Way of the Quad Cities puts on first-ever education Day of Caring

United Way of the Quad Cities puts on first-ever education Day of Caring

It's a new adventure this year for the United Way of the Quad Cities, a Day of Caring focused solely on education. This is set to go along with all the other volunteer efforts the organization puts on in the area. Each year, the offices in Davenport are flooded with volunteers by the thousands looking to help out wherever they can, and Thursday, a focus on education is giving all those people a great opportunity to jump in. The group does a yearly Day of Caring to help out in many different areas, but this is the first ever education-focused Day of Caring. A notice for volunteers for this eve…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Davenport man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – An arrest has been made in connection with two bank robberies that happened earlier this week. Police say 38-year-old Shawn Lee of Davenport was arrested late Wednesday night, April 27, 2016 and charged with two counts of robbery 2nd degree. Police say the charges are for the incident at US Bank on April 27, 2016 and for the incident at Northwest Bank and Trust on April 25, 2016. The Davenport Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are coordinating the follow up into both incidents. Stay tuned to KWQC-TV6 and k…

WQAD.com LogoEastern Illinois University investigates mumps outbreak

Eastern Illinois University investigates mumps outbreak

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — An outbreak of mumps at Eastern Illinois University has affected about a dozen students. University spokeswoman Vicki Shaw Woodard said Wednesday that the current outbreak started around April 11. Sick students have been asked to isolate themselves for five days and return home if possible. The university in Charleston is working with state and local health officials to evaluate and manage the outbreak. Mumps is a viral infection that causes swelling in the salivary glands and cheeks. It spreads through saliva or mucus when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can…

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Virginia university to allow guns in dorms

Lynchburg (WSLS 10) – Liberty University students will soon be allowed to have concealed weapons inside their dorms. The policy change happened last week at a Board of Trustees meeting. Beginning in the fall students 21 years old with a permit recognized by the state can have a gun not just on campus, but inside the residence halls. Some students said the change in policy is good because it makes them feel safe, especially when walking to the dorms from their cars, but other said it could open the door to more violence on campus. General Counsel for Liberty University David Corry said if a…

WQAD.com LogoVideo shows terrifying roller coaster ride when boy’s seat belt releases

Video shows terrifying roller coaster ride when boy’s seat belt releases

AMARILLO, Texas — A video shared on Facebook shows a terrifying roller coaster ride for 6-year-old Texas boy. Delbert Latham and his 6-year-old son, Kaysen, were on the Mouse Trap roller coaster at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas, when the seat belt released. Latham said his son slid to the bottom of the car. He quickly grabbed him and held on to him until the ride stopped. Latham posted the video on Facebook and wrote: “Scary moment for the Latham family tonight at #Wonderland our seatbelt came apart on the mousetrap and Kaysen slid to the bottom of the floor bo…

Quad-City Times LogoReport: Bodyguard carried Prince down stairs of airplane

Report: Bodyguard carried Prince down stairs of airplane

Prince’s bodyguard carried the unconscious singer down the steps of the plane after it made an emergency landing at the Quad-City International Airport, Moline, six days before the superstar died, according to a story published Wednesday by the Minneapolis Star……

KWQC-TV6 LogoWomen would have to register for draft under new defense bill

Women would have to register for draft under new defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. In a twist that presages how contentious further debate may be, the author of the amendment voted against his own measure. It passed the committee by a vote of 32-30. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, doesn’t support drafting women into combat and he’s op…

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Soggy, cooler day with a high of 57

Happy Thursday, Quad-Cities. Another cloudy, cooler day awaits you.

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Stover’s class at McKinley Elementary

The Pledge from Mrs. Stover’s class at McKinley Elementary

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Kindergartners in Mrs. Stover's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at McKinley Elementary in Muscatine, Iowa. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

KWQC-TV6 LogoOne person hurt in late night accident on I-280

One person hurt in late night accident on I-280

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — One person is recovering after an accident on I-280 in Moline. It happened just after midnight Thursday morning, April 28, 2016, in the westbound lanes near mile marker 16. Rock Island County Sheriffs tell KWQC weather conditions likely caused the driver to spin out, and hit a tree and fence before coming to rest in a ditch. There is significant damage to the back of the car, but the driver was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries. The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution. This crash is still under investigation, but Sheriffs believe…

WQAD.com LogoCrash in Rock Island sends multiple people to the hospital

Crash in Rock Island sends multiple people to the hospital

A collision in Rock Island, Illinois sent multiple people to the hospital. Two vehicles were involved in the crash at the intersection of 17th Street and 7th Avenue. It happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016. It happened just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of 17th Street and 7th Avenue. No word yet on exactly how many people were hospitalized, or what their injuries were.

WQAD.com LogoEmergency lines repaired after outage in Henderson County, Illinois

Emergency lines repaired after outage in Henderson County, Illinois

Emergency phone lines and 911 were not working for several hours for people trying to reach the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department in Oquawka, Illinois. Anyone with an emergency needs to call the Monmouth Police Department at 309-734-8383, according to a statement from the Henderson County 911 coordinator. The phone company had located the problem and it was resolved before 11 a.m. according to a follow-up statement from Henderson County Sheriff Steven Haynes.  …

Quad-City Times LogoNo more confusion at Grant and 14th

No more confusion at Grant and 14th

As promised last week, the Iowa DOT has cleared up the confusion at the intersection of Grant and 14th Streets.

WQAD.com LogoWhat Dave Says about the politics of paying bonuses to IRS employees

What Dave Says about the politics of paying bonuses to IRS employees

A proposed bill would put bonuses for IRS workers on hold, until their boss can tie those bonuses to actual performance, but the measure has opponents - including representatives Dave Loebsack and Cheri Bustos. Watch 'What Dave Says' every Wednesday on WQAD News at 9 on MyTV8-3, and Thursday mornings on WQAD News 8's Good Morning Quad Cities.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

WQAD.com LogoOff and on showers continue

Off and on showers continue

Today we’ll see another cool day, with daytime highs only climbing into the upper 50s. Light scattered showers will last throughout the day, though it looks like we will have plenty of dry hours. Mostly cloudy skies will stick around for the afternoon and evening hours. Tonight will be a chilly night, as overnight lows drop into the upper 30s. Slightly warmer temperatures return Friday, allowing highs to climb into the low 60s. Dry skies will return tomorrow as well, even bringing back some sunshine. The break from rain won’t last long, showers and storms return Saturday and Sunday…

Quad-City Times LogoArsenal museum finds ally

Arsenal museum finds ally

The people who crowded into the Rock Island Arsenal Museum on Wednesday night to voice their opposition to the museum's possible closing found an ally in the man who will make the final recommendation.

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Overtime expansion could affect millions

Thousands of salaried workers in Iowa are likely to see more money in their paycheck when a pending federal rule to expand eligibility for overtime is issued.

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Maifest event set for April 30

Greet the spring in German style by celebrating Maifest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Schuetzen Park, 700 Waverly Road, Davenport.

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Workers Memorial Day service is today

Families in the Quad-City area will gather for a worker memorial service at 11 a.m. today at the USW Local 105 Hall, 880 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, to commemorate those who have died or have been injured on the job.……

WQAD.com LogoDavenport West student-athletes make college choices official

Davenport West student-athletes make college choices official

11 student-athletes from Davenport West will take their talents to the next level.

WQAD.com LogoCody Sedlock with strong junior season on the mound for Illini

Cody Sedlock with strong junior season on the mound for Illini

Cody Sedlock recently was named Big ten and National Pitcher of the week after his performance against Ohio State.  Sedlock threw 10 2/3 innings striking out 10 in an Illinois 1-0 win.

WQAD.com LogoPopular Belgian Village restaurant reopening in Moline, but with a twist

Popular Belgian Village restaurant reopening in Moline, but with a twist

MOLINE, Illinois - A long time Quad City favorite is back. Two years ago, the owners of the Belgian Village Inn in Moline closed its door, but starting on Thursday, April 28th, people can get their famous vanderuebens again. The business that opened back in 1977 is being reopened by a new generation. The previous owner's daughter, Katie Manning is opening the business back up. “It's cool to keep something like this going and have it be in the family still," said Manning. People can expect to find 12 original sandwiches on the menu, including the vanderueben. However, this time, Manning is b…

KWQC-TV6 LogoTown hall draws dozens concerned about R.I. Arsenal Museum’s future

Town hall draws dozens concerned about R.I. Arsenal Museum’s future

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) –  A lot of people are questioning the future of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. Dozens turned out to a town hall meeting Wednesday night on changes that would send thousands of artifacts away. Officials say this is part of decisions happening Army-wide in a time of declining resources. Looming changes at the at the museum brought passionate discussion from dozens in the community. Many also signed a petition to keep the full collection here instead of sending thousands of items for storage at the Field Museum Support Facility at Anniston Army Depot, Alabama. …

WQAD.com LogoIllinois man preaches sex between adults, children is ‘religious rite’

Illinois man preaches sex between adults, children is ‘religious rite’

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man who advocated sex between children and adults in online posts has been charged with attempting to solicit children into having sex with adults. Forty-year-old James Lopes is accused of giving children cards imprinted with a website that contained his teachings regarding sex between adults and children as a religious rite. Lopes was formally charged Wednesday with three felony counts of grooming in connection with the cards he allegedly handed out on April 23 and 24. He has also been charged with three counts of disorderly conduct. Lopes was b…

WQAD.com LogoQuad City Air Show will not return in 2017

Quad City Air Show will not return in 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The future of the Quad City Air Show is in question tonight. The Air Show's president tells WQAD that it will not be returning in 2017. Instead, organizers are taking next year off. President Ken Hopper has been working the event for more than 30 years and said there's not enough space to hold the show at the Davenport Municipal Airport because many of the buildings have been sold to private companies. Hopper said he's been contacted by six other airports that are willing to host the air show. This year's show is still scheduled for June.

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911 phone services down in Henderson County, IL

The Henderson County Sheriff Department in Oquawka, IL emergency phone lines and 911 line are down. For any emergency, officials say to call the Monmouth Police Department at (309) 734-8383. The phone company is working on this issue and officials hope the issue is resolved soon.   …

WQAD.com LogoApple says man found dead was ‘young and talented’ employee

Apple says man found dead was ‘young and talented’ employee

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it’s heartbroken by “the tragic loss of a young and talented coworker.” Authorities say a man found dead in a conference room inside Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, was a company employee. Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office says the death of the male employee was an “isolated incident” and that nobody else on the campus or in the public is at risk. She says sheriff’s deputies were called about 8:35 a.m. Wednesday for a report of “a person down” and found a…

WQAD.com LogoVerizon: Sabotage incidents soar as nearly 40,000 workers strike

Verizon: Sabotage incidents soar as nearly 40,000 workers strike

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Cord-cutting has been taken to a new extreme at Verizon — and the company is suggesting striking workers are to blame. Verizon said Wednesday it is investigating 57 instances of network sabotage and other criminal activity during the two weeks since 36,000 workers walked off the job. In a normal year, the company said such incidents are “rare,” with just about six or so reported. But Verizon said the nefarious activity has “accelerated” since the strike began on April 13. Verizon said the criminal incidents have taken place across f…

WQAD.com LogoAirman found guilty of sex assault in Illinois court-martial

Airman found guilty of sex assault in Illinois court-martial

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — An Air Force enlisted man assigned to an elite military unit has been found guilty of sexual assault in a court-martial at Scott Air Force Base. Senior Airman John D. Gonzalez was sentenced to six years confinement and given a bad-conduct discharge after a four-day jury trial last week, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Gonzalez was assigned to the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was initially arrested in 2013 by police in Nashville, Tennessee. The 19th Air Support Operations Squadron is also known as the Blue Lightnin…

WQAD.com LogoAlways making your Uber driver wait? Get ready for a new late fee

Always making your Uber driver wait? Get ready for a new late fee

NEW YORK — Uber wants passengers to show up or pay up. The on-demand car service app says it’s testing a new program in certain locations where customers will be charged a fee if the driver is still waiting two minutes after the arriving at the pickup location. Uber had been giving passengers a five minute window. So if you’re about to get into an Uber and you’re seven minutes late, you’ll be charged an extra five minutes for the ride. Previously, you would have been charged just two minutes extra. Drivers are still required to wait five minutes before they can ch…

Quad-City Times LogoHangar access prompts Quad-City Air Show to start looking elsewhere after 2016

Hangar access prompts Quad-City Air Show to start looking elsewhere after 2016

The Quad-City Air Show will not fly in 2017, according to event president Kenneth W. Hopper, who threatens to leave for another location over venue concerns.





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