Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center, 17th Street and 18th Avenue, Rock Island, is teaming up with Christian Care for a fundraiser at noon Wednesday, May 25, to see who will be the first to ride the "Zephyr" water slide in 2016.
The Bettendorf Police Explorers will host a bike sale from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Bettendorf Police Department, 1609 State St., in the back parking lot. There will be more than 50 bikes on sale and…
Summer daycare program registration is now open at the Friendly House, 1221 Myrtle St., Davenport, for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade.
Josh Eiker is ready to defend his State titles in Charleston next week. But Galesburg's "slow kid" says speed is more than what you may think.
Mariah Hoover and Tre Nimmers are named the 2016 O'Melia Award winners.
Assumption opens the postseason with an 8-0 victory over Mediapolis.
The Cyclone Tailgate Tour stopped in the Quad Cities on Monday night. Cyclone coaches like Steve Prohm and Bill Fennelly were among the Cyclones on hand.
Moline approved the hiring of Sean Taylor on Monday night. Taylor spent the last 2 seasons in Jacksonville but spent 11 successful seasons at Quincy before that. Taylor brings with him 1 State title, 3 Elite 8's, 5 Sweet 16 appearances, and 11 Regional titles with him to Moline.
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) – The Clinton Police Department continues to investigate the death of a 27-year-old Meghan Peters of Clinton, who apparently fell at Eagle Point Park Sunday morning. The Clinton Fire Department says this isn’t the first instance of a dangerous fall and they want to prevent it from happening again.
“Unfortunately the fire department does respond to people venturing where they shouldn’t be and they find themselves in trouble,” Clinton Fire Lt. Richard Johannsen said. “We have stories like this every year.”
Signs are posted all ov
BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – One boy, one decision, and hundreds of lives forever changed. Out of tragedy a Burlington family made it their mission to help others.
In this special report, KWQC’s Bailey Deitz tells the story of young Garrett Brockway. He was killed in a freak accident just days after his 10th birthday. Several years later his gifts and his story of organ donation are still impacting lives all across the country.
Right now about 121,000 men, women, and children in the U.S. need a lifesaving organ. Being a donor isn’t something typically brought up in casual con
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Crews are still working on half a block of 6th avenue between 23rd and 24th streets.
A project supposed to be finished back in October, then extended to December and into the spring, leaving city leaders frustrated with the contractor, Brandt Construction.
We want the project finished, the neighbors in the neighborhood want the project finished, you know you gotta eat dust and go through a maze to get home," said Rock Island 2nd Ward Alderman Virgil Mayberry.
Now, Brandt is promising to have the project done by mid-June.
"The projects 99% done they're just finishing th
CORDOVA, Illinois - Hundreds of supporters will travel to the Illinois capitol, pushing a bill that will keep the Quad Cities nuclear plant open, saving hundreds of jobs.
The Quad City Generating plant is running out of time.
Bill Stoermer, the senior communications manager for Exelon says the company is relying on a piece of legislation out of Springfield to keep the nuclear plant open.
"It ensures long-term operations of the plant, long-term employment, long-term property tax payments for the state which are certainly in jeopardy without this legislation," said Stoermer.
The bill is called
ILLINOIS (KWQC) – According to Illinois State Police, one man is dead after an accident in a construction zone on Interstate 88 at milepost 76, near Rochelle.
It happened just after 3 this afternoon. A dump truck in a construction zone was backing up when it ran over a construction worker. 43 year old Robert G. Schwarz of Dixon, Illinois, was killed.
State Police are still investigating the accident.
ROCK ISLAND, IL (KWQC) – One year after a local teen is killed and another injured the person accused in the shooting is allowed to take back his guilty plea. Now, the case will go to trial.
Friday, May 20th marked one year since the death of 18-year-old Zachary Phillips of Colona. Loved ones gathered at a local park to light up the sky with a balloon release. On Monday, his family sat in a courtroom again face-to-face with his accused killer.
Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Late last year he plead guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated battery for als
MONMOUTH, Illinois-- As fifth graders play games they made, political games continue in Springfield.
"My heart breaks, as well as just being very scared of the unknown."
With no state budget, seven is an unlucky number for the Monmouth-Roseville school district.
"That would mean we'd lose approximately seven million dollars in general state aid next year if that were the case."
Depleting a district that gets more than half its funding from the state of Illinois. With three quarters of its students getting free or reduced lunches, it could keep the doors closed.
"It's tremendous impact. Our ki
ALEDO, Illinois (KWQC) – Every sport comes with risks, even getting a concussion. These head injuries don’t just happen on the football field, but can happen in sports like soccer and wrestling.
Some high schools in the Quad Cities now offer baseline testing for their athletes. These tests help measure a person’s normal before a potential injury could take place.
“The whole room was so bright, it was super bright,” describes Mercer County junior, Wyatt Gibboney.
Wyatt sustained three concussion this school year. After the first, he admits he did not go see a doc
KWQC TV6 News at 6PM 5/23/2016
The lemon pie that Arlene Vincent makes is almost too easy.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Davenport’s red light and speed cameras have been busting motorists for years now. The city said the cameras improve safety. Opponents however said the speed cameras improve the city’s bottom line.
Both sides have a point, but those red light cameras aren’t bringing in what you might expect. Unpaid sewer bills, parking tickets, and red light camera tickets add up over time. The city keeps the fines on its books for three months before turning over any unpaid amounts to a debt collector. The biggest chunk of money people owe to Davenport are pa
QCR Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Quad-City Bank & Trust Co., is expanding its reach into one of the nation's fastest growing cities with its pending acquisition of Community State Bank, headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. -- A 43-year-old Alabama woman, who allegedly killed her Chihuahua as part of a plot to fake a miscarriage, has been arrested according to authorities.
Anita Parker is accused of killing the dog, then cutting open the pet's stomach to take its blood and tissue to stage the miscarriage, WHNT reported Friday, citing Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell.
Parker then called 911 for medical assistance and was taken to a hospital. The woman's husband told WAFF that his wife said she had flushed the stillborn baby down the toilet.
He was convinced she was seven months along
These sharks are having a whale of a time at the expense of a dead humpback.
Cruise operator Eco Abrolhos used a drone to shoot this footage of about 70 tiger sharks gorging themselves on the dead whale in the appropriately named Shark Bay in Western Australia.
“Passengers on our 14 day Geraldton to Broome and everywhere in between were treated to an unexpected phenomena whilst cruising inside Dirk Hartog Island. Something to show and tell the Grandchildren,” The operator wrote.
Would you ride in a small boat near them?
An estimated 2,000 supporters of Exelon, including 600 from the Quad-City region, will gather today at the Capitol in Springfield to urge lawmakers to pass the Next Generation Energy Plan.
West Point, N.Y. – This might not be the best time to send a text or update your status.
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point held its graduation over the weekend, and a video posted by the school has drawn the wrath of many veterans. The clip has been watched more than 500,000 times.
Near the end of the clip, a female cadet appears to be texting on her phone as the group marches in formation.
There are over 800 comments on the video, many of them expressing outrage:
“Congrats but obviously a few of the graduating cadets need to realize the gratitude and reverence of the unifo
FARMINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Farmington, Iowa high school that’s closing its doors has given college scholarships to each of its students.
The Hawk Eye reports that Harmony High School’s graduating class of 21 students each received a $2,900 scholarship in an envelope at the graduation ceremony Sunday. Students are allowed to use the scholarship at any school of their choice.
Additionally, juniors and sophomores who didn’t graduate will receive more than $2,400 to attend Indian Hills Community College or Southeastern Community College when they complete high school.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted in the murders of his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.
Allen Wade is now facing the possibility of the death penalty.
Allegheny County jurors on Monday convicted the 45-year-old Wade on all counts, including criminal homicide, robbery and burglary.
Prosecutors say Wade shot 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe after they returned from work on Feb. 6, 2014, then stole a bank card and withdrew $600.
Wade’s public defender argued that police rushed to judgment to charge Wade because of the prominence o
HYDERABAD, India – An allegedly inebriated visitor found himself face to face with a female lion at a zoo in Hyderabad, India, and somehow emerged with barely a scratch.
Identified as Mukesh, a 35-year-old rail worker from Rajasthan, the man later admitted to police that he had been drinking before scaling the big cats’ enclosure inside the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad Sunday evening, according to The Hindu.
Shocking video shows Mukesh ignoring the cries of others as he drops into the moat and wades toward the cats as a lioness named Radhika runs to the edge of the water. “
She is quiet, confident, and does not - will not - quit.
Those are three things that describe Bettendorf High School Senior Jadwin Woodall, whose life has been one big test.
"I had two brain tumors when I was 3 and 4 and that affected my learning a lot," she explained. "The doctors were saying I would never walk or talk again. They just kept saying that I would never be where I am now today."
The trauma from three brain surgeries put Jadwin in Special Ed, but the high school student - who is already taking college level courses - worked hard, pushed through, and even gave back.
"I was nominat
PORTLAND, Maine – Police are looking into a cold case after a Maine couple received an anonymous letter from someone who claims to know why the couple’s son vanished nearly 40 years ago.
On May 12, 1977, Bernard “Bunny” Ross Jr., 18, vanished after leaving his family home one morning in a state of distress, the Portland Press Herald reports.
The teen was suspected of stealing a vehicle, which was later found abandoned on a dirt road.
Ross has not been seen or heard from since.
For 39 years, his parents — 78-year-old Carol Ross and 80-year-old Bernard Ross Sr. — h
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Illinois – An East Moline teen, sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder, has been allowed to withdraw the guilty plea that led to his sentence.
That means LaMaree Wilson-Neuleib will get a new trial.
Prosecutors claimed Wilson-Neuleib opened fire into a car with three people inside, wounding Eric Roberson – from whom Wilson was allegedly buying marijuana – and killing 18-year-old Zac Phillips of Colona, Illinois, who gave Roberson a ride. The shooting happened between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on a weekday in May 2015, in a neighborhood near Black Hawk College.
KNOX COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – One man is dead after a rollover accident Saturday just before 2:30 A.M. in the 29 hundred block of Knox Road 600E. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says when officers arrived the truck was resting on the passenger side, and the person trapped inside showed no signs of life.
The victim was removed from the truck and pronounced dead at 3:50 A.M. Police have now identified him as 45 year old Joseph Simpson of Ophiem, Ill.
After an investigation, officers say Simpson was driving southbound on Knox Road when he crossed over the northbound lane and
Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzales may not have much time left, so he chose to spend some of his precious final moments with two of his beloved friends: His horses Ringo and Sugar.
The three shared an emotional reunion outside a Texas VA hospital over the weekend.
Despite his paralysis, Gonzales has made a living out of his passion for horses, and he is one of the only registered horse trainers in Texas who is disabled, his wife said.
“Horses are his life,” Rosario Gonzales told CNN affiliate KABB. “We’ve been training and raising horses for 30, 40 years.
Dogs are man’s best friend. They serve as the ultimate companion, always happy to see you after a long day and offer endless amounts of unconditional love. While some Fido friends like golden retrievers and German shepherds are among the most popular dogs every year, others like the pharaoh hound continue to remain obscure.
An estimated 70 million to 80 million dogs in the United States are someone’s precious pet. That means approximately 37 to 47 percent of all households count a dog as a member of the family, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Maria “Marisa” Strydom with her husband, Robert Gropel, via Facebook. (Facebook)
A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports.
Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the same malady, while Australia’s Maria Strydom succumbed to it on Saturday.
A 25-year-old Sherpa was the first to die this climbing season: Phurba Sherpa fell to his death Thursday while trying to prep a ro
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MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Illinois – Two women died of injuries they suffered in a crash in McDonough County.
Jean Danielson, 73, of Colchester, Illinois was driving a Buick LaCrosse southbound on McDonough County Road 600E when she stopped at a stop sign at Illinois Route 336; as she entered the intersection, Danielson entered the path of a westbound Ford Focus which then hit the driver’s side of Danielson’s car.
The collision was reported just after 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016.
Danielson, and 88-year-old Eilleen Rampley of Sutter, Illinois, were airlifted from the scene of the cra
OAKVILLE, Iowa (KWQC) – Eight years ago. Eight long years since the Iowa River brought the small Louisa County Town Of Oakville, Iowa to its knees!
Mayor Benita Grooms says every community has its drawbacks. She calls the Iowa River a blessing and a curse. The river eventually broke through a section of the levee on that infamous day, and saturated the small city.
For days, volunteers worked side by side. Piling one sandbag atop another. Their effort: courageous and commendable. However, the best defense was just not enough.
In the months which followed, massive cleanup took place. Volun
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – A Quad City man is asking for help on Facebook to try and track thieves who stole his truck and work tools, thieves who were so determined they switched out the vehicle’s dead battery to make their getaway.
“They broke in, hot-wired it, put in a new battery, and threw in some fuel,” said Scott Randolph, of Rock Island.
His truck, a re-purposed Fed Ex truck which had been painted white, was filled with tools and was stolen from a back parking lot off Blackhawk Road on Monday, May 16th.
“The value of the truck and tools, six to eight thousand
CLINTON, Iowa – A middle school special education teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old student.
Christopher Nielsen, age 40, was arrested in Fulton, Illinois on Friday, May 20, 2016 according to a statement from Clinton Police Chief Kevin Gyrion. Nielsen was held in the Whiteside County (Illinois) Jail until he waived extradition and was transferred to the Clinton County (Iowa) Jail Monday, May 23.
Nielsen was listed on the Clinton Middle School staff directory as a special education teacher.
Nielsen is charged with felony third-degree sexual abuse according t
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) – The Clinton Police Department is conducting an investigation into a teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student.
An arrest warrant was drafted by Clinton Police with the assistance of the Fulton Police Department for 40-year-old Christopher J. Nielson. He was arrested for sexual abuse – 3rd degree – which is a class ‘C’ felony.
Nielson is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old student. He was jailed in Whiteside County on Friday, May 20, 2016. He waived extradition and was transferred to the Clinton Co
MILAN, Illinois – A blown tire may have caused a crash that ended with a tanker overturned on Highway 67 in Milan, Illinois.
Neighbors said the front-left tire blew on the tanker truck as it was northbound on Highway 67 at about 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016. The rig traveled into the median where it overturned, and it came to rest on its side in the southbound lanes, just north of 127th Avenue West.
Police at the scene confirmed the front-left tire was blown.
The driver appeared to be conscious and talking to first responders at the scene of the crash; the driver was transported by
Sunflower Mural, photo courtesy of the Davenport Community School District
Jackson Elementary students reading a story
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Jackson Elementary School is embracing nature as they learn other subjects.
The students are blending art, science, and reading, all while learning about sunflowers. While combining all of these topics, the kids got a lot accomplished; they read a story, made a mural, and planted a garden.
Projects like this can help students see how science and art can go hand in hand.
Jackson Elementary students working in a garden
“It feels like the kids that
A man was killed after a pickup went off a roadway in southern Knox County and went airborne over Pope Creek.
When emergency responders arrived, the 45-year-old driver, Joseph G. Simpson, was trapped inside a pickup truck, according to a statement from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle was on its passenger side and “no signs of life were detected at that time.” It was around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 when deputies were called to the 2900 block of Knox Road 600E.
Investigators say Simpson, from Ophiem, Illinois, had been heading southbound on the roa
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced Monday that they will join a 20-state National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NTHSA) initiative known as the “Click It or Ticket, Border to Border Operation,” an initiative aimed at reducing traffic fatalities on our nation’s highways.
ISP Troopers will be doing their part to help address the 17 percent increase in Illinois traffic fatalities. From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on May 23, the ISP will saturate areas of I-80 and conduct enforcement details to stop FATAL-4 violations: Speeding, DUI, Distracted
BETTENDORF, Iowa -- When a pipe broke, causing water to leak from a second floor bathroom down to the first floor, the public library was forced to close.
It is expected that the library will remain closed for at least three months while cleanup and repairs are done. The good news, is that most of the library's collection is still in "good condition," according to the city's public information officer, Lauran Haldeman.
Library patrons who have checked out items:
You are asked to hold on to the items for the time being.
"Any fines associated with the closing will be waived," said a statement
Students in a new class at Rock Island High School did more than learn about entrepreneurs, inventors and start-up companies.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Seven people at the Sarasota Planned Parenthood were taken to a hospital and the facility was evacuated Monday morning after an unknown substance was reported inside the building.
911 dispatchers received a call about the unknown substance at about 1030 a.m. on Monday. Persons inside the building reported experiencing a shortness of breath.
Hazmat crews respond to Sarasota Planned Parenthood
Fire rescue crews respond to the Sarasota Planned Parenthood.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Students and parents are in shock after a group of teenagers had sex in a high school bathroom in Fort Myers, Florida, and then posted a video of the act on social media.
A teenage girl had sex with as many as two dozen boys after school Tuesday afternoon at South Fort Myers High School, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Deputies said 25 males were spotted via a hallway camera entering the restroom while the female was inside, the News-Press reported.
"A bunch of football players went into a room with a girl and had sex with her, and a bunch of t
Lt. Kakert with the Davenport Fire Department passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
He was the public education officer, and served almost 30 years in the department. Lt. Kakert was known for being passionate about his position and is remembered for his work in the community.
He was laid to rest on Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. Anthony's Church in Davenport. Dozens of emergency vehicles from around the Quad Cities were there.
Click here to read more about Lt. Kakert's work in the department, and how he is remembered in the community.
Below is just a portion of the funeral procession for L
Hope you took care of that yard work today because it will be a challenge in the days ahead. Starting Tuesday we’ll slowly start increasing our coverage of showers followed be a few thunderstorms as well.
The drive behind all this will be a persistent steering flow coming right out of the southwest. This is the same flow that has been producing showers and thunderstorms across the Plains the past few days. This flow will slowly edge eastward in the days ahead increasing our coverage of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, expected some leftover activity in spots to arrive late tonig
Are you ready for another season of Orange is the New Black? We thought so.
Season 4 hits Netflix in June, along with many other shows and movies.
You’re also running out of time to watch Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and many others before they leave the service for good.
Arriving on Netflix in June
NOTE: Season 2 of Between will arrive on July 1, 2016
7 Chinese Brothers (2015)
72 Cutest Animals: Season 1
72 Dangerous Places: Season 1
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Big Stone Gap (2014)
Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990)
If you drive on Interstate 80, consider yourself warned: Police plan to focus heavy traffic enforcement on Interstate 80 all the way across Illinois the evening of Monday, May 23, 2016.
It’s part of a 20-state initiative called “Click It or Ticket, Border to Border Operation,” designed to reduce traffic fatalities by focusing on the four violations that are most likely to lead to a fatal crash. They are speeding, DUI, distracted driving, and seat belt usage.
“Seat belts save lives. The simple act of wearing a seat belt can reduce your chances of being injured or k
SABULA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say 28 full coal cars have derailed in eastern Iowa.
Canadian Pacific says the accident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday about five miles south of Sabula. The railroad says no injuries have been reported and says the coal train was not carrying any dangerous goods. Spokesman Andy Cummings said Monday that the train consisted of 116 cars and three locomotives.
Cummings says the cleanup and repairs are underway.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A DeWitt ambulance was involved in a Monday morning accident in Davenport.
According to Davenport Police the ambulance from DeWitt was headed south on Welcome Way with its lights and sirens on. A driver was headed east bound on 46th and had a green light. The vehicle and the ambulance ended up colliding.
A patient was in the back of the ambulance at the time of the crash. That patient was transported away from the scene.
The accident is still under investigation. No one else was hurt in the crash.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) appeal of his corruption convictions.
The justices on Monday denied without comment a long-shot petition urging the court to take another look at the case.
The court first turned down Blagojevich’s appeal on March 28. He challenged an appeals court ruling that said Blagojevich crossed the line when he sought money in exchange for naming someone to fill the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.
Obama announced the full removal of the embargo at a news conference where he vowed to leave behind the troubled history between the former war enemies and embrace a new era with a young, increasingly prosperous nation. Obama steered clear of harsh condemnation of what critics see as Vietnam’s abysmal treatment of di
BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – The Bettendorf Public Library’s summer program will go on as scheduled.
Reading programs are from May 31- July 30. Registration is online only at this time. Visit the library’s website to register or to view a complete program schedule.
All programs that were originally scheduled to be held at the library will now be held at Bettendorf High School. Room locations at the high school will be announced at a later date.
SHIIP sessions will not be available this summer ,and the reading assistance dogs will not be available in June.
If you have questions a
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore officer was acquitted Monday of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, dealing prosecutors a significant blow in their attempt to hold police accountable for the young black man’s death from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van.
A judge also found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of reckless endangerment and misconduct in office, saying he acted as any reasonable officer would and only touched Gray after he was in handcuffs.
As the verdict was read, Nero dropped his head down and his attorney placed a hand on his back. The courtr
SABULA, Iowa — Authorities say 28 full coal cars have derailed in eastern Iowa.
As you drive down Harrison Street by Central High School, traffic flows a little easier today. Recently, the already slow school zone, has been down a lane due to construction on the Central High School addition.
BETTENDORF, Iowa — Cleanup is underway at the public library after a leak caused major water damage throughout the building.
The leak happened Friday, May 20, 2016 when a water pipe broke while workers were making repairs to a second-floor bathroom. The second f
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption convictions.
The justices on Monday denied without comment a long-shot petition urging the court to take another look at the case.
The court first turned down Blagojevich’s appeal on March 28. He challenged an appeals court ruling that said Blagojevich crossed the line when he sought money in exchange for naming someone to fill the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.
Blagojevich argued that circumstances have cha
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWQC) – Ten days after he was found unconscious with severe head injuries, Ryan Jansa is still in a coma – and his family still does not know what happened.
Jansa, 24, of Shueyville, Iowa, was discovered lying in an alleyway in Iowa City around 6:15 a.m. on May 14, 2016.
He has been hospitalized in a coma ever since, having suffered trauma on both sides of his head, a fractured neck, and a fractured wrist.
The last known sighting of him before the injuries was about five hours before he was found unconscious, when friends had seen him at the nearby bar, The Fieldhouse.
CLEVELAND, Wis. - Possibly the youngest student to ever earn a diploma at Lakeshore Technical College graduated with his peers on Saturday, May 21st.
One can only hope that Jordan Leslie loves the sound of pomp and circumstance, because he's going to be hearing a lot of it this spring.
"I was going fast through my courses. He was like, you know, maybe we could try something different," said Jordan Leslie, graduate.
It started on an adviser's whim and ended with Leslie being the first to hit a unique milestone.
"I was always the youngest in my class," Leslie said.
Initially, he looked so out o
PORTLAND, Oregon — It was a close call for one dog in Oregon, whose owners thought they had to euthanize him until an attentive intern spotted something very small that saved his life.
KPTV reports that the Fate family took their beloved dog, Ollie, to the veterinarian when he suddenly became paralyzed. After a thorough check and no answers, the family had to make a tough decision.
“They finally decided they had reached their limit, and it was time to help him pass. He couldn’t stand, he couldn’t walk, he couldn’t urinate, couldn’t defecate,” said Dr. Adam Stone of t
QUAD CITIES, Iowa (KWQC) – Iowa American Water is looking to raise its rates. The company filed an application to hike the rate by 17 cents a day for customers in Clinton and the Iowa Quad Cities.
Iowa American’s last request for an increase was three years ago, in April of 2013.
Some of the increase will go into effect right away, while the state utilities board reviews the request. The money would be refunded if the board denies the raise.
On Monday, May 23, 2016, the Iowa Utilities Board will hold the first of three public comment meetings. The meeting will be held at Scott Comm
Construction continues on the I-74 bridge, but a big change in their work starts up Monday and Tuesday. Crews are turning their attention to the opposite lanes from where they've been since March.
The work on the Iowa-bound lanes of the bridge started about 3:00 a.m. on Monday, and what they're doing is moving the barricades so drivers are using the opposite lanes from what they've been used to seeing.
Repairs to the surface of the right-side lanes of the bridge are finished up, and now crews are ready to start the exact same work on the left-side lanes.
Iowa-bound traffic sees the switch on
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Two people are expected to be okay after an accident involving a car and a motorcycle in Davenport.
It happened near Sara’s Mini Mart on West River Drive around ten Sunday night. Broken glass could be seen in the road as officers responded to investigate.
Davenport police officers say two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They have been since been released.
BERLIN (AP) — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto.
The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Bayer said the all-cash offer values shares of Monsanto at $122 each. That compares with a closing price Friday of $101.52 and is 37 percent higher than the closing price of $89.03 on May 9, the day before Bayer made a written proposal to Monsanto.
Bayer had said on Thursday that its executives met re
Moline, Illinois — First graders in Mrs. McDermott's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Hamilton Elementary in Moline, Illinois.
Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.
(KWQC) — She’s been coming to you live for 16 years but KWQC’s Elizabeth Goodsitt is ready to sign-off for the last time.
On the Sunday news at ten, Goodsitt announced it was her last show at the anchor desk. Goodsitt is leaving KWQC to pursue a new adventure outside the TV news business.
In a special tribute video, we can watch Goodsitt report on a variety of stories throughout the years: storm damage in Kewanee, changes to state and local law, river flooding. Many of us have grown accustomed to her exemplary reporting and her presence on air will be missed.
A wine tasting room with live music on Saturdays, a medical clinic that is open on weekends and a neighborhood/commercial bakery.
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Meghan Peters, 27, of Clinton, died Sunday in an apparent fall in Eagle Point Park in Clinton.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Today we’ll see another nice and warm day. Mostly sunny skies will last throughout the afternoon today, along with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Tonight the clouds will build in, bringing in our next round of wet weather. The spotty showers are looking to move in past midnight tonight. Overnight lows will continue to stay on the mild side, only dropping into the low 60s.
Tomorrow, scattered showers and thunderstorms will last throughout the day. A few storms could turn severe, I will keep you updated here as the storms approach. Even though we won’t see much sunshine, temperatures w
Firefighters battled a house fire early Sunday near of 6th and Myrtle streets in Davenport.
One night last fall when he couldn’t sleep after going to Mass, Owen Farrell, a civilian employee of the Davenport Police Department, said an idea flashed in his head.
UPDATE: Canadia Pacific released a statement concerning cleanup from Sunday night’s derailment.
Teams and heavy equipment are on site, and a temporary road is being constructed so machinery can reach the derailed cars. Safety and environmental protection will remain our highest priorities as we work to recover from this incident. We are communicating directly with customers as to any service impacts, and will stage and reroute trains as necessary.
SABULA, Iowa (KWQC)- A train carrying coal derailed in a remote area five miles south of Sabula, IA.
According to a spokesman for Canadian P
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – It’s the time of the year that temperatures are rising and wild animals are having their babies.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to remind people to let nature be and to let the mothers of those baby wild animals raise them on their own.
Iowa DNR Conservation Officer, Jeff Harrison said they have gotten three calls in the last three days about people picking up fawns, thinking they needed help.
“We don’t need people out there trying to help every critter that they run into in the woods thinking that oh just cause there’s
The Score Sunday features the 3A State Champion Assumption Track team, 4A Runner-Up Pleasant Valley and Nicholas Baer. The FCA story of the week features Will Daniels from Geneseo.
DAVENPORT, Iowa--Starting June 1, 2016, some farmer's market shoppers will be able to get fresh fruits and vegetables for free.
The farmer's market voucher program is part of a statewide initiative focusing on getting healthy choices in the hands and mouths of people 60 years and older.
"People over 60 don't have a nine to five job. They don't have income coming in, and they're on a very fixed income of social security, which is very limited," says shopper Beth Moore. "Fresh and local tends to be more expensive, so it's a good thing it's something to help."
If you're 60 years or older, make l
As part of a national initiative, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will distribute vouchers starting June 1 to low- and moderate-income Iowa seniors for use at local farmers markets.
A pair of new polls released this weekend spell bad news for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, showing some very unfavorable numbers for both candidates. Two new polls out on Sunday show more than half of likely voters view each of the candidates negatively. Both the Washington Post/ABC News poll and the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll show the two candidates in a statistical tie with each other. Clinton is slightly ahead in one poll and Trump in another, but their respective leads are within the margin of error.
Clinton brushed that aside on "Meet the Press" this morning, saying, "Polls th
MOLINE, Illinois — A baseball league in Moline is making sure everyone gets the chance to play. The Moline Challenger League is for athletes with physical or mental disabilities. There are six teams in the league, which is a part of the Moline, Illinois Baseball League.
Buanita Mattan's son is a coach on the General Pattern baseball team. Her grandson plays on the General Pattern team. Mattan always enjoys watching the baseball games.
"There's nobody judging them, they don't feel the pressure that regular teams have," said Mattan. "They love the coaches, they love the people. There is
The scavengers came early Sunday morning, quickly covering the park grounds, huddling in groups, garbed in brightly-colored matching regalia to show off their allegiance, and eyeing their competition warily as they prepared for battle at the second annual Amazing Race…
A Marine Corps veteran was on hand Sunday at an open house to thank Healing Heroes in the Heartland for helping her walk.
MOLINE, Illinois — Augustana students of the class of 2016 celebrated their graduation Sunday, May 22, 2016. The Augustana Symphonic Band played music as friends and family took their seats at the iWireless Center. It was the college's 156th commencement ceremony.
At the beginning of the commencement, the Augustana Choir sang to the 533 graduates who conferred degrees. Steven Bahls, Augustana College President gave welcoming remarks to the crowd.
Jordan Franks is a 2016 graduate of Augustana. The Aledo, Illinois native runs middle distance for the university's Track and Field team. So for h
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- The city's own Amazing Race Challenge put 17 teams to the test today. The goal was to finish an obstacle course that challenged both the mind and body.
The race started in Schweibert Park, where teams built marshmallow catapults and then raced to take selfies by the Mississippi River. Teams then rushed of to search for clues to the next challenge.
This year the Rock Island Parks and Recreation presented the event with Rock Island Happy Joe's. This is the second year for the city's Amazing Race Challenge, every obstacle featured during the event was new. Carrie Roel
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Cemetery volunteers are needed for placement and removal of American flags at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Thursday, May 26.
Volunteers will place flags at the headstones of fallen service members in honor of Memorial Day. Work to place the flags will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, rain or shine. If there is severe weather, flag placement will begin 4 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
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All volunteers need to stop by the cemetery to receive flags and instructions. The public must enter the Arsenal through the Moline Gate. Hot dogs will b
DAVENPORT, Iowa--More than 86 war veterans were invited to be honored with Quilts of Valor at Davenport's Masonic Center on Sunday, May 22.
Terry Austin is the event coordination for the local Quilts of Valor chapter in the Quad Cities. She says the quilts serve as a symbol of appreciation to the veterans currently serving and who have served in years past.
They also serve as a reminder of the strong bond between all service men and women.
" There is a bond that's with them and I'm from a military family so because of that, it's in my heart. So there's a commodore between all of them," s
Memorial Day will be celebrated Monday, May 30. Below are ceremonies that will honor veterans in the Quad Cities. If you are an organizer of a Memorial Day event that you would like added to this list, please email the details to email@example.com.
A ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 30th, at the Milan American Legion Post, 515 W. First Ave. in Milan. Major Phillip Moore of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command of the Rock Island Arsenal will speak in front of the Legion building.
Post officials will lay a wreath commemorating the service of veterans of all wars at the foot of a monument
As Bruce Beyer was coming over the Centennial Bridge into Davenport one day last week, a sight caught him by surprise.
UPDATE: The Clinton Police Department has identified the woman who fell to her death at Eagle Point Park over the weekend.
Meghan M. Peters, 27, of Clinton Iowa fell off the bluff and did not survive.
The accidental fall remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department and the Clinton County Medical Examiner. Authorities were assisted by the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) — One person is dead after a fall from a cliff at Eagle Point Park.
Clinton firefighters tell us they responded just after 11:30 Sunday morning to a report that someone may have fallen. T
EAST MOLINE, Illinois — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering free urban fishing clinics at Butterworth pond in East Moline, 2200 block of Archer Drive, this summer. Clinics are geared toward children 16 and younger.
Instructors will will present information on fish, fishing rules, regulations, basic instructions on
baiting a hook, knot tying, casting, catching and releasing fish to the water. Participants are provided with rod, reel, bait and tackle for 90 minutes of catch and release fishing in the recently stocked pond.
Clinics are scheduled for both a morning sessio