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Friday, October 31st, 2014

WQAD.com LogoBirdies for Charity Gives Away Car and Big Bucks

Birdies for Charity Gives Away Car and Big Bucks

Moline resident and Birdies for Charity donor Joy Boruff won a 2014 Chevy Cruze during the Birdies for Charity car giveaway on Friday, October 31, 2014. The giveaway was done at the John Deere’s World Headquarters in Moline. Boruff, David Sheil, Donna Mottet, and Jerry Butts all guessed the correct amount of birdies that would be made during the 2014 John Deere Classic. 2,040 birdies were made. All four contestants were put in a drawing to win the Chevy Cruze on Friday. Also Friday, the John Deere Classic announced its total charitable donation during the golf tournament. The tournament …

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Birdies for Charity raises more than $6 million

The 2014 John Deere Classic helped raise a total of $6.33 million for 471 local and regional Quad Cities charities, an increase over last year, tournament officials announced Friday at John Deere World Headquarters. It’s the third consecutive year the tournament has helped raise more than $6 million for local charities, and is the second highest total ever raised.  A combination of increased tournament revenues and a John Deere Foundation matching grant of $300,000 to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund also enabled the tournament to provide each participating charity a 10 per…

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Yep. Its Cold! The Chill Settles In For The Weekend

Despite all this sunshine, a heavy jacket has been the perfect item to wear to battle these bone-chilling winds today.  Most hometowns are not expected to get out of the 30s!  Factor in that wind and..whew!!  That’s a slap in the face! But do you think a winter chill is going to stop our kids from getting their candy?  As long as they are layered underneath including gloves then it should be a fun night. With skies remaining clear tonight and the wind easing up, the mercury will continue to plummet as we’re wake up to the season’s coldest by Saturday morning with temperat…

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Governor Chris Christie Back In Iowa

With just five days from elections, candidates were making a final push to get out the vote. In his final push, Republican incumbent Governor Terry Branstad brought Governor Chris Christie...

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Class acton lawsuit filed against Honda and Takata over exploding airbags

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Honda Motor and its airbag supplier Takata have been hit by a federal lawsuit over defective airbags that can explode and send shards of metal into passengers. The suit, filed in federal court Thursday, October 30, 2014, seeks class action status on behalf of the owners of all five million Hondas affected by the recall, alleging that they’ve suffered inconvenience and financial losses. It contends that owners have been hurt by having limited use of their cars as well as a decline in the resale value of their vehicles. The suit also says car owners have been t…

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Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

Here are the top six stories on kwqc.com for the week of October 26, 2014;…

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Senior citizens invited to dress rehearsal

Senior citizens invited to dress rehearsal: The Pleasant Valley High School Drama Department will be presenting a dress rehearsal of its fall musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” open to sen……

WQAD.com LogoTICKET INFORMATION: Go Red For Women Luncheon

TICKET INFORMATION: Go Red For Women Luncheon

Members of the WQAD News Team have one thing in common today – they’re all wearing RED. The color campaign is in support of next week’s “Go Red For Women” luncheon, which is organized by the Quad Cities’ chapter of the American Heart Association. The event takes place Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 10:30am the RiverCenter in Davenport. News 8’s Angie Sharp will be the Emcee. Tickets are still available. To order and for more information, click here.

WQAD.com LogoThis is what a $1.6-million Halloween costume looks like

This is what a $1.6-million Halloween costume looks like

Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase “dripping with diamonds.” The Million Dollar Morphsuit is encrusted head to toe with 70,000 diamonds. While the costume is currently locked away in a vault in London, it can be purchased by anyone willing to shell out £1 million ($1.6 million). The price tag might be scary, but the costume is pretty glamorous. The company used its signature “morphsuit” as the base — a skin-tight spandex suit that covers the entire body, includi…

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Ernst bus hits deer in southern Iowa

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst had to send her campaign bus for repairs this week after it hit a deer in southeast Iowa. At a campaign stop Friday in West Des M……

WQAD.com LogoFix for exploding airbags could be more deadly than the problem

Fix for exploding airbags could be more deadly than the problem

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — This is one fix for recalled vehicles that might be more deadly than the problem. Eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers have been recalled due to flawed airbags that can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel. The problem: The airbag manufacturer Takata doesn’t have enough replacement airbags to fix all the recalled cars. Not all the manufacturers involved have said how they’ll handle the expected shortage. But Toyota has said that it plans to disable defective airbags once it runs out of replacements as it repairs the 800,000 cars it…

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Michelle Obama to Headline Rally in Moline Saturday

First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a Get out the Vote rally at the Wharton Field House in Moline Saturday morning.

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Tour Hand In Hand facility

Tour Hand In Hand facility: Hand In Hand is offering an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Hand In Hand’s facility, known as Tessa’s Place, is located at 3860 Middle Road, Bettendorf.

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Augustana Historical Society highlights book on Bergendoff

Augustana Historical Society highlights book on Bergendoff: The Augustana Historical Society will host a presentation by former Augustana College President Thomas Tredway during its annual din……

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Senior Star hosts Veterans Affairs benefits presentation

Senior Star hosts Veterans Affairs benefits presentation: Senior Star at Elmore Place invites all Quad-City senior veterans and their families to an event with guest speaker David Woods from V……

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Mississippi River Visitor Center announces temporary closure

Mississippi River Visitor Center announces temporary closure: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the visitor center at Locks and Dam 15 will be closed Mo……

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International Reading Hall of Fame member to speak in Moline

International Reading Hall of Fame member to speak in Moline: International Reading Hall of Fame member Dr. Timothy Rasinski will present effective and engaging phonics and fluency instruction……

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Public invited to experience Virtual Dementia Tour

Public invited to experience Virtual Dementia Tour: Senior Star at Elmore Place is partnering with Second Wind Dreams, the creators of the Virtual Dementia Tour, to support national Take the T……

OurQuadCities.com LogoMotor vehicle accident leaves minor injuries

Motor vehicle accident leaves minor injuries

Samantha Hellberg, 22, was traveling southbound on the intersection of U.S. 61 of Stony Hollow Road.She was struck by another vehicle while trying to stop for a school bus in front of her.She received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great River Medical Center.Travis Campbell, 18, was also driving southbound on U.S. 61 when he hit Hellberg's car.He was uninjured and was cited for following too closely.Both drivers live in Burlington, IA.

WQAD.com LogoNew Anchors Join Halloween “Good Morning Quad Cities” Team

New Anchors Join Halloween “Good Morning Quad Cities” Team

The Halloween edition of “Good Morning Quad Cities” got a visit from two creatures apparently auditioning for an on-air role. Have a fun and safe Halloween holiday from everyone on News 8’s “Good Morning Quad Cities”.

WQAD.com LogoDEEP SLEEP: How CPAP helps with sleep apnea

DEEP SLEEP: How CPAP helps with sleep apnea

A mask is helping millions of people get a better night’s sleep. I now hope it will do the same for me. The diagnosis I received is being retold to thousands of other patients in examining rooms every day: I have sleep apnea. It’s nothing new: sleep apnea has been a problem for years. “How did we, as a medical world, take so long to figure this out?” asks Dr. Stephen Rasmus, a neurologist who is the medical director of the Genesis Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center in Davenport. I’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea after an overnight test at the Sl…

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Headless weatherman

Not only are temperatures colder this morning, but the weather man is shorter by a foot (or head). Hope you’re having a great Friday morning, even though the weather this morning is pretty nasty outside. Happy Halloween everyone! For a look at your accurate forecast, click here.

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Erickson’s class at George O. Barr Elementary

The Pledge from Mrs. Erickson’s class at George O. Barr Elementary

Kindergarteners from Mrs. Erickson’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at George O. Barr Elementary in Silvis. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

WQAD.com LogoChills in the teens this morning

Chills in the teens this morning

A strong cold front passed through our region shortly before midnight. Strong wind out of the north 15-25 mph will continue to buffet our area this morning. Wind chills have dipped into the upper teens in Northwestern Illinois by 6am. Very cold conditions will last all day long. More sunshine is expected later today as the wind slowly subsides. 6 am Wind Chills:…

Quad-City Times LogoKum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit

Kum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit

DES MOINES — The Kum & Go convenience store chain agreed Thursday to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas……

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Halloween Safety Tips

Although it's a day of spooky fun, Local law enforcement want to warn kids and adults alike to be careful on and around the roads on Halloween Friday.According to national traffic safety studies, in 2012, almost half of all crash fatalities on Halloween involved a drunk driver.Although most of the local police departments say they will not have any DUI checkpoints set up or extra patrols out Friday night, they will have their eyes on the road, looking for drunk drivers.Officers recommend designating a sober driver or calling a taxi, or take advantage of the last weekend of the Loop running.Fo…

Quad-City Times LogoIllinois pledges another $10 million to I-74 bridge corridor construction

Illinois pledges another $10 million to I-74 bridge corridor construction

The state of Illinois is providing an additional $10 million for road improvements needed for the new Interstate 74 bridge.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Quad-City Times Logo$10,000 Powerball mystery in Tipton is solved

$10,000 Powerball mystery in Tipton is solved

A Tipton man has come forward to pick up a $10,000 Powerball prize that has been unclaimed since January.

Quad-City Times LogoMILAN EVENT WILL HONOR VETERANS NOV. 7

MILAN EVENT WILL HONOR VETERANS NOV. 7

Hospice Compassus will host the third annual Veteran Recognition Celebration on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Camden Centre, 2701 1st St. E., Milan.

Quad-City Times LogoCostume of the day  — heavy coat

Costume of the day — heavy coat

A good Halloween to all. Don't let the sun fool you. While it may appear sunny, clear and exceptionally pretty out there today, you still are going to have to bundle up particularly tonight fo……

WQAD.com LogoDavenport North earns 3rd annual Zimmerman Honda Spirit Award

Davenport North earns 3rd annual Zimmerman Honda Spirit Award

Wildcats earn Spirit Award for the 2nd straight year, landing a $2500 check courtesy of Zimmerman Honda.

WQAD.com LogoFamiliar face eager to get Black Hawk back on track

Familiar face eager to get Black Hawk back on track

Former Black Hawk standout Danielle Osterhaus takes over Black Hawk women and adds local flavor.

WQAD.com LogoBlack Hawk enters season with high hopes

Black Hawk enters season with high hopes

The Braves return several key pieces and adds great group of newcomers.

WQAD.com LogoSpartans cruise in postseason opener

Spartans cruise in postseason opener

Pleasant Valley opens postseason with victory over Hempstead in 4 games.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf Volleyball opens postseason in style

Bettendorf Volleyball opens postseason in style

Bulldogs sweep Dubuque Senior on their way to 35th win of the season.

WQAD.com LogoGeese soar into Sectionals

Geese soar into Sectionals

Wethersfield sweeps Annawan to punch ticket to Sectionals.

WQAD.com LogoOrion Volleyball earns Regional Title

Orion Volleyball earns Regional Title

Chargers sweep rival Sherrard to claim Sherrard Regional Title.

WQAD.com LogoRocks end fantastic season 1 win shy of Regional title

Rocks end fantastic season 1 win shy of Regional title

Minooka proved to be a tall task at the Moline Regional.  The Indians sweep Rock Island, ending the Rocks fantastic season at 33-2.

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Behind the scenes: the life of a 911 dispatcher

It's a call you hope to never have to make, but a call that can save a life. And it's the job of the 911 dispatcher to find out what's happening and make sure help is on the way. CBS 4 goes behind the scenes with local dispatchers, to find out what you need to know: before you pick up the phone. You call 911 in the hopes that minutes later an ambulance is heading your way.  But behind the scenes, there's a finely tuned machine springing into action to make sure you get from out there, to in here, as quickly and safely as possible.  The horrors of a call, no one wants to make, a…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport man accused of trying to entice 15-year-old girl

Davenport man accused of trying to entice 15-year-old girl

A Davenport, Iowa man has been accused of trying to entice someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl. On Thursday, October 30, 2014 police arrested 30-year-old John Michael Riepe on a charge of enticing a minor, according to a statement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Riepe was accused of texting an undercover detective, who Riepe believed was a 15-year-old girl, for five weeks, said the statement. Riepe allegedly made plans to meet with the girl “for the purposes of engaging in a sexual act,” the statement said. “When Riepe arrived at a predetermined location in Be…

OurQuadCities.com LogoDavenport man charged with enticing minor for sex

Davenport man charged with enticing minor for sex

A 30-year-old Davenport man is charged with talking to someone who he thought was a 15-year-old girl, but talking isn't all he allegedly had in mind.Scott County Sheriff's Department says John Riepe was arrested tonight accused of communicating with an undercover sheriff's department detective via text messages who he believed to be a 15-year-old female to try and have sex with her.The Sheriff's office says Riepe agreed to meet the girl in Bettendorf today. That's where he was, instead, taken into custody.He's been taken to the Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond…

KWQC-TV6 LogoA Precedent For Gas Station Accessibility For Disabled Drivers

A Precedent For Gas Station Accessibility For Disabled Drivers

It's a big victory for disabled drivers and those who want better accessibility at gas stations. In a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Davenport Thursday, a major convenience store chain agrees to make changes.

WQAD.com LogoDavenport alternative school gives students a second chance

Davenport alternative school gives students a second chance

It’s the big reveal for a brand new school in the Davenport School District, Mid City High School, an alternative school. On Thursday, October 30, 2014, the Davenport School District showed off its a new alternative school, a replacement for the Kimberly Center. The district purchased this building off Marquette then renovated it into a 21st century learning experience for students. Inside Mid City High School, everything is modern and the technology is up to date. Students also get to use Google Chromebooks. However, the real learning experience goes beyond all the bells and whistles. T…

WQAD.com LogoPotato chip wars:  Sterzing’s vs. Kitchen Cooked

Potato chip wars: Sterzing’s vs. Kitchen Cooked

Two nearby potato chip makers have spent decades battling over the market in and around the Quad Cities and loyal fans know which is their favorite. They’ve been around for about 80 years, and the Sterzing’s Food Company has been in the same factory in Burlington, Iowa for 46 years. Sterzing’s is the only chip manufacturer, or “chipper,” in all of Iowa according to co-owner Craig Smith.  His workers actually stir the chips by hand to get a unique taste. Sterzing’s has just 20 employees and can be bought in places like Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. …

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The Government Bridge: More than meets the eye

Made of solid steel, Government Bridge is an icon that's more burly than beautiful.For more on this historic wonder of the Quad Cities, watch this encore presentation of Rock Island Arsenal: Inside The Gates…

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R.I. District businesses rally together for Jaded Gypsy Tattoo

Thursday night was another step towards recovery for one business devastated by the Rock Island District fire in late September. It's been just over a month since flames destroyed one building, and damaged several others. And now a fellow business not affected by the blaze, is helping their neighbor out. Thursday night Mama Compton's restaurant held a fundraiser for the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor, helping raise money for a place that lost almost everything. In the District of Rock Island, during the middle of Fright Night outside...inside Mama Compton's restaurant, more festivities are tak…

WQAD.com LogoJudge calls her a liar when sentencing woman who kidnapped Iowa baby

Judge calls her a liar when sentencing woman who kidnapped Iowa baby

A woman convicted of kidnapping an infant and leaving him at a West Branch, Iowa gas station has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced 31-year-old Kristen Smith, from Aurora, Colorado, to 25 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for kidnapping an infant from his Beloit, Wisconsin home back in February, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Smith had taken the infant, four-day-old Kayden Powell, from his home and  began heading for Colorado. When Kayden’s mother discovered he was missing, Smith was c…

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Mid City School ribbon cutting

The Davenport School District cuts the ribbon on a new school.There was an open house for the new home for Mid City High, an alternative high school. The district spent more than $8 million renovating a former medical office complex to create a modern learning environment.Mid City is a new name for the school, it was formerly known as the Kimberly Center.

WQAD.com LogoStarbucks to start coffee delivery soon

Starbucks to start coffee delivery soon

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You’ll soon be able get that frappe to go — to your house. Starbucks said Thursday that it would start food and beverage delivery in the second half of the year. “This our version of e-commerce on steroids,” CEO Howard Schultz said during an earnings call. The company recently launched mobile ordering and touted its partnership with Uber that lets users take the car service to their nearest latte. The earnings were largely in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Profits were right where analysts said they’d be, and the $4.2 billion …

Quad-Cities Online LogoSports cast legend Ken Buel headlines Rotary celebration

Sports cast legend Ken Buel headlines Rotary celebration

Ken Buel was to Moline sports and radio, what Don Sharp was to Rock Island sports and radio. …

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

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

Quad-City Times LogoCold air means Halloween revelers need to bundle up

Cold air means Halloween revelers need to bundle up

Halloween revelers may be hiding their costumes with heavy coats tonight as a cold blast of Arctic air moves into the region.

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Area Trick or Treat times

TRICK OR TREAT TIMES FOR THE QUAD CITY AREA:Iowa:Bettendorf 5-7Burlington 5:30-7:30Buffalo 6-8Clinton 6-8Durant 5:30-7:30LeClaire 6-8Maquoketa 5-7Mt. Pleasant 5-7Muscatine 5:30-7:30Illinois:Aledo 5-7Alpha 5-7Annawan 4:30-7:30Atkinson 5-7Cambridge 5-7Carbon Cliff 5-7Coal Valley 5-8Colona 5:30-8Cordova 5:30-7:30Dixon 5-7:30East Moline 5-8Fulton 5-7Geneseo 4-7Moline 5-8Monmouth 5-7Morrison 4-7Rock Island 5-8Sherrard 6-8Silvis 5-8Sterling 4:30-7…

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RICO Clerk's Office Shows How Touch-Screen Voting Machines Are Calibrated

Today, the Rock Island County Clerk's Office took us into the voting booths to show us how the machines have been re-calibrated for accuracy. In order for them to calibrate the touch-screens how the touch-screen voting machines are calibrated...

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Amendment expands voting rights' protections

With one week to Election Day, voters will have many choices to make. One will be about the right to vote. WCIA-3's Matt Porter has more from Your Local Election Headquarters.The Illinois Right to Vote Amendment asks voters to decide if they want to include a non-discrimination clause into the voting rights section of the Illinois Constitution. The language is very specific, including prohibitions from discrimination based on everything from color to language and income. "It will help send a message that Illinois' voters believe strongly in securing maximum rights to vote."&nbs…

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Gov. Quinn announces $10mil from state for I-74 Bridge project

Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Moline Thursday, touting funding and job creation in the state five days ahead of the election. Along with Congresswoman Bustos he announced funding for the I-74 bridge project.  The 10 million dollars in funding comes from the Governor's Illinois jobs now program. "The longest journey begins with the first step. And I think this is a very important first step. We are going to try and accelerate as quickly as possible the construction on our side of the river of everything we've got to do to build this bridge,” said Quinn. The major overhaul …

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Halloween costume safety tips

Halloween is almost here, but before you send your little ghosts and goblins out into the night, you might want to check their costumes. Some disguises can be extremely dangerous.  “It doesn't take long for this material to catch fire," said Jeff Yerkey, assistant fire chief for Rock Island Fire Department. Even though they're meant to spook or sparkle, experts say Halloween costumes can put kids in deadly situations. Many of your average store-bought Halloween costumes are made of synthetic fabrics,  which can easily turn a fun activity into a dangerous day. "…

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Breaking: Accused Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein captured

(WBRE) Suspected cop killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt according to Pennsylvania State Police.    Troopers say the was taken into custody alive and without a fight around 6 p.m.He was captured at an abandoned airplane hangar at the abandoned Birchwood-Pocono Airport.The U.S. Marshals Task force was the leading agency in the arrest.He is accused of killing State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a shooting ambush at the Blooming Grove Barracks on September 12th. For more coverage: Visit our sister station in W…

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New 'green' street in Davenport

It’s the first of its kind in Davenport: a type of green street. On Thursday, local leaders unveiled the first permeable street in town.  It's on West Dover Court in Davenport. Unlike traditional asphalt, the concrete blocks have open spaces where storm water can collect and be filtered in a rock chamber. That will reduce bacteria and improve water quality in local watersheds, and reduce the need for salt and plows during winter. "I think it’s pleasant to look at, it’s pleasant to drive on,” said Brian Steinman, natural resources manager. “I've d…

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Domestic Violence Walk raises awareness on the RI Arsenal

Thursday dozens of people marched across the Rock Island Arsenal to raise awareness for domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so the Arsenal, Army Community Service and Family Advocacy Program joined forces to get the word out. Participants say it's important to raise awareness in order to prevent domestic violence and help men and women get out of violent relationships. You would be amazed at how many people step forward who are victims of domestic violence because of things like this. We post things in rest rooms and hallways, on doorways, everywhere we can so…

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Grand jury says alleged defrauder of Bituminous lied to company before employment

New information has surfaced about the man police say stole more than $2.7 million from Bituminous Insurance Company or BITCO in Rock Island. Dominic Scodeller, 47, of Davenport, is charged with 15 counts of fraud and money laundering. Click here to read the federal indictment against Dominic Scodeller According to the indictment released by the grand jury on October 21, 2014, Scodeller was a manager of purchasing and facilities at BITCO. The scheme initiated when Scodeller applied for employment with BITCO; he lied about his background, his academic record and falsely claimed that he had no …

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Safe Trick-Or-Treating

All Hallows Eve is one of the most exciting holidays for kids, but also a day where parents should be extra careful. The number of pedestrian fatalities are tripled on Halloween.

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Honor Flight of the Quad Cities looking forward to future flights

More than 100 area veterans took flight early this morning to Washington D.C. for The 30th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. " Even though today marks the last Honor Flight of the Quad Cities for this year, plans are already underway for next year's flights honoring Quad City area veterans." 91 veterans from World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars along with guardians took part in the last honor flight of the Quad Cities this year. Flying into 2015, the flight honoring Quad City heroes since 2008 will continue. "As long as the community continues to support us,…

WQAD.com Logo911 caller in need of help asks dispatcher for pizza

911 caller in need of help asks dispatcher for pizza

A Reddit user shared the story of a bizarre 911 call he took when he was a police dispatcher. According Crux1836’s post on Reddit, he first thought it was a prank, but it turned out to be something far more serious. He said he took the call, asking what the emergency was. The caller initially gave an address and then the dispatcher asked what was happening there. Caller: “I’d like to order a pizza for delivery,” (oh great, another prank call). Dispatcher: “Ma’am, you’ve reached 911.” Caller: “Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni…

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Prison sentences for fatal home invasion

Two Davenport men are headed to Federal prison for their role in a fatal home invasion.Demetrius Lewis Jr. died in October of 2011 after being shot during the incident.  Today Louis Warren Jr. was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and John Hodges to 16 years for shooting Lewis.The two men were part of a crew of four that worked together to set up the robbery, entering a home on West 17th Street in Davenport under the guise of buying marijuana.  Hodges first entered the home and made the drug deal, then left the door open as he left, allowing two other suspects to enter, firing their …

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Genesis Responds to Construction Complaints of East Expansion

"I want to ensure the community that the nation's safest hospital is providing it's construction services in the safest manner possible."…

OurQuadCities.com LogoUp From The Ashes to benefit RI District fire victims

Up From The Ashes to benefit RI District fire victims

A fundraiser for some of the victims of a September fire that left several buildings in the District of Rock Island is on Thursday night. Back on September 27th, Jaded Gypsy Tattoo shop underwent extensive damage. Now, mama compton's is holding a fundraiser benefit called Up From the Ashes. The public is welcome to listen to music, eat food, and participate in raffles and an auction. A $5 donation is suggested. That event is tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. …

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Road closed due to work on new RI police station

A construction project that started on Thursday in Rock Island, could  last more than a year. 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues is now closed due to construction of the new  Rock Island police station. That closure  is expected to last until the station is complete, in late 2015. Travel delays can be expected, and drivers are asked to follow detour signs.

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10-year-old girl arrested in connection with school threat

Police say a 10-year-old girl was arrested in connection with a threat made toward teachers at a Dixon elementary school. According to a statement from Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss, a threat toward teachers at Madison School was found in the 5th grade girls’ bathroom on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The statement said that a 10-year-old girl was arrested and charged with criminal defacement of property in connection with the threat. She was processed at the Dixon Police Department and released to her guardian, according to the statement. The case will be forwarded to the Lee County State…

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Different Kind of March Takes Place on Rock Island Arsenal

“It’s never okay! It’s never alright! Raise your voices! Join our fight!” That chant was shouted by dozens as a group walked down Rodman Avenue on the Rock Island Arsenal on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Side by side, civilians and military members are taking a strong stance against domestic violence. It’s an issue that impacts millions of women and men every year as well as thousands in the military. “We are a military family and when there’s one person experiencing domestic violence in the military, we all should be taking action to show support,R…

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Police charge 10 year old for school threat

Dixon, Illinois police have arrested and charged a ten year old girl in connection with a threat made toward teachers.The threat was found in a 5th grade girls' bathroom at Madison Elementary School.  Police would not elaborate on the nature of the threat.The girl was charged with class 4 felony Criminal Defacement of Property and released to her legal guardian.Police say additional charges are expected in the future.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Dixon Police at 815-288-4411.

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How you can get tickets to Michelle Obama campaign visit in Moline

First Lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to campaign for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at an event Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Moline, Illinois. Free tickets could be requested online but must be picked up in advance of the event, according to information on Bustos’ campaign website. Tickets could be picked up between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Democratic Party of Illinois office at 1852 16th Street in Moline, or at the Laborer’s Local 309 office at 2835 7th Avenue in Rock Island, the site said. The event was set to happen Saturday, November 1…

OurQuadCities.com LogoRepublicans demand recalibration of R.I. County voting machines

Republicans demand recalibration of R.I. County voting machines

The Rock Island County Republican party is threatening legal action if the County Clerk doesn't agree to recalibrating all the video touch screen voting machines in the county.In a letter sent Thursday to County Clerk Karen Kinney, the chairman of the Republicans, Bill Bloom says that the party continues to be contacted by voters who say they attempted to vote Republican, only to have the machine change the vote to one for the Democrats.  Bloom wants all machines recalibrated on-site prior to the election next Tuesday.Bloom says that if Kinney does not agree to the recalibration by noon …

WQAD.com LogoPolice: Driver tried to stop train just before it hit his tractor near Calamus

Police: Driver tried to stop train just before it hit his tractor near Calamus

A tractor driver was airlifted to a hospital for injuries he suffered when a trailer he was pulling was hit by a train near Calamus, Iowa. The 2002 John Deere tractor was towing a trailer, loaded with a grain auger, and headed southbound on Y52/190th Avenue when it began to cross the railroad tracks south of U.S. 30 at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, according to the crash report from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The signal arms had activated for an oncoming train, and the auger got stuck on the railroad signal arms, the report said. “(The) Driver of the tract…

WQAD.com LogoBurlington man killed in fiery crash in Des Moines County

Burlington man killed in fiery crash in Des Moines County

A Burlington man was killed when he collided with a semi-truck at an intersection in Des Moines County. It was around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, October 30 when, according to the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, 39-year-old James Wishmeier was heading north on 220th Avenue in a Chevy minivan. He reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and a semi-truck pulling a grain trailer, heading east on Mediapolis Road, struck the driver side of the minivan in the intersection. The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office said the minivan caught fire and Wishmeier was killed. A juvenile passenger in the miniva…

OurQuadCities.com LogoDriver injured after train hits tractor

Driver injured after train hits tractor

A driver was hurt Thursday morning after the tractor he was in was hit by a train near Calamus, Iowa.The accident happened around 11:30 when Thomas Olson of Calamus was crossing tracks in his tractor while pulling a grain auger.  The crossing gates started to come down as the train approached and the auger got hung up on the gates.Olson tried to stop the train by waving his arms, then got back into the tractor and was attempting to move it when it was struck by the train.  The impact pulled the tractor around and Olson was ejected, coming to rest near the tracks.Olson suffered incap…

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WQAD.com LogoHanover man reportedly beaten with a fire extinguisher

Hanover man reportedly beaten with a fire extinguisher

A 41-year-old man from Hanover, Illinois faced criminal charges after he allegedly beat a woman unconscious and used a fire extinguisher to assault another man. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reported receiving “numerous calls” reporting a person, who appeared to be suffering from serious head injuries, walking on Route 84 in Hanover just after 10 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014. Deputies said the victim, a 42-year-old man from Hanover, had facial and head injuries – including a large cut on his forehead – that he allegedly suffered during an altercation wit…

Quad-City Times LogoEx-Mercer treasurer seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Ex-Mercer treasurer seeks to withdraw guilty plea

ALEDO, Ill. — Former Mercer County Treasurer Mike Bertelsen has filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and vacate his sentence.

Quad-City Times LogoRevisit the golden age of radio

Revisit the golden age of radio

Take a journey back to the 1940s and 1950s at the Black Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunch, “What’s So Funny About the Radio?”…

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Priority registration begins Nov. 4 for spring BHC classes

Priority registration begins Nov. 4 for spring BHC classes: Priority registration for spring 2015 classes at Black Hawk College begins Tuesday, Nov. 4. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Quad-City Times LogoRegular Loop season ends Nov. 1

Regular Loop season ends Nov. 1

In accordance with the new May-October Loop schedule, the last day of regular service in 2014 will be Saturday, Nov. 1.

KWQC-TV6 LogoMan Killed After Van Runs Stop Sign In Des Moines County

Man Killed After Van Runs Stop Sign In Des Moines County

One man is dead after he failed to stop at a stop sign and was broadsided by a semi hauling grain.The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old James Wishmeier of Burlington...

WQAD.com LogoDavenport paves the way to a greener city

Davenport paves the way to a greener city

Dover Court is going with the flow these days. As city workers spray a thousand gallons of water on Thursday, it drains right through the pavement. This is permeable pavement that lets stormwater escape naturally. “The water goes down through the pavers into a rock chamber beneath,” said Brian Stineman, natural resources manager for Davenport.  “All the pollutants, contaminants and sediment is removed from the water.” Crews spent about a month on the $320,000 project this summer. 47-pound interlocking blocks allow space for water to drain.  It’s another way to p…

OurQuadCities.com LogoFatal crash near Mediapolis

Fatal crash near Mediapolis

A fiery collision between a minivan and a semi has left one man dead in Des Moines County.The accident happened this morning at the intersection of Mediapolis Road and 220th Avenue about halfway between Mt. Pleasant and Mediapolis, Iowa.Shortly after 6:30 police say James Wishmeier, 39, of Burlington, ran a stop sign and was struck on the driver's side by a semi hauling a grain trailer.  A child in the minivan was flown to University Hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  Wishmeier was killed in the crash.The driver of the semi was also taken to a local hospital with non-lif…

WQAD.com LogoSemi hits cows and overturns in Fulton County crash

Semi hits cows and overturns in Fulton County crash

A trucker escaped serious injury when his tractor-trailer hit two cows and overturned on a highway in Fulton County, Illinois. The rig was eastbound on Illinois Route 116 when the tractor portion hit two cows that were standing in the eastbound lane near Fulton County Highway 18 at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, according to Illinois State Police. The tractor went off the right side of the road and overturned.  Corn that was on the trailer was thrown into the ditch and into the yard of a nearby home. The driver, a 57-year-old man from Roseville, Illinois, was taken by ambulance t…

Quad-City Times LogoMavericks buckle down to business of education in Davenport

Mavericks buckle down to business of education in Davenport

Even the name of the school mascot has deep meaning. Davenport's Mid City High School was officially unveiled Thursday to a throng of well-wishers, students and parents.

WQAD.com LogoBone-Chilling Wind Developing Tonight Leaves Behind Hard Freeze

Bone-Chilling Wind Developing Tonight Leaves Behind Hard Freeze

Sunshine stayed underneath the blanket of clouds through most of the day as a Clipper-like system runs through the Midwest.  No worse than a few sprinkles in spots today but overall pretty dry day.  Still can’t rule out one more renegade light shower later this evening as an impulse wraps around the backside of our Clipper. Skies will clear by morning not only dropping temperatures near the freezing mark but a few spots of patchy frost as well.  Winds out of the north will start picking up as the ‘squeeze play begins between two pressure system across the Midwest. Bright skies w…

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Audit: Muscatine County town overbilled electric customers

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — An audit says the city of West Liberty overbilled its electric customers by nearly $260,000.

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One injured in tractor-train accident

CALAMUS, Iowa — A Calamus man is at University Hospitals, Iowa City, after a train crashed into his disabled tractor on railroad tracks near U.S. 30 on 190th Avenue on Wednesday.

Quad-City Times LogoA chance of isolated showers this afternoon

A chance of isolated showers this afternoon

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

WQAD.com LogoVoters caught in the middle as Republicans and county clerk spar over voting machines

Voters caught in the middle as Republicans and county clerk spar over voting machines

Doris Oberg of Moline says she tried casting her vote on a touchscreen machine at the public library on Tuesday, and something went really wrong. “When I got to Cheri Bustos and Bobby Schilling, I pushed the button for Schilling but it popped up Bustos. Absolutely true,” said the retired nurse. Oberg is one of an unknown number of early voters who say their touchscreen vote switched from Republican to Democrat. “That’s exactly what happened to me,” she said. Oberg noticed the change before she submitted her electronic ballot, and flagged down an election judge. &#…

OurQuadCities.com LogoPlane crash near Wichita, Kansas airport

Plane crash near Wichita, Kansas airport

(CBS News)A twin-engine Beechcraft aircraft crashed into a building Thursday just after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, an aviation source told CBS News.The source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that the plane crashed just after takeoff shortly before 10 a.m.CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH-TV reports that one patient from the crash site was in critical condition at a hospital.The crash sent huge plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around the city.The aircraft apparently lost power in an engine after takeoff and was attempting to return …

KWQC-TV6 LogoAccident Causes SUV To Hit House In Rock Island

Accident Causes SUV To Hit House In Rock Island

Two people were sent to the hospital after a two car accident in Rock Island, Ill. An SUV collided with a pickup truck on Thursday morning, October 30, 2014...

KWQC-TV6 LogoVeterans Embark on 30th Honor Flight of the QC

Veterans Embark on 30th Honor Flight of the QC

Dozens of QCA veterans will spend Thursday in Washington, D.C. for the 30th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

WQAD.com LogoHalloween freebies and discounts

Halloween freebies and discounts

Here are some ways you can get some goodies for free that don’t involve asking strangers for candy! Check out some of the awesomely scary deals you can get Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31: - Applebee’s: Two free kids’ meals with adult entree purchase at participating locations - Chili’s: A free dessert or kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree through October 30. Coupon required. Click here to print. - Chipotle: Come dressed in costume from 5 p.m. to close and get $3 burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids’ meals - IHOP: Free Scary Face Pancakes for kids 12 and…

KWQC-TV6 LogoTrain Hits Tractor In Clinton County

Train Hits Tractor In Clinton County

One person was taken to the hospital after the tractor they were driving was hit by a train in Clinton County. The accident happened off Highway 30, at the crossing at 190th Avenue...

WQAD.com LogoLove it or hate it, National Candy Corn Day is October 30

Love it or hate it, National Candy Corn Day is October 30

Love it or hate it, candy corn has its day of recognition the day before Halloween. For millions of people, it just wouldn’t be Halloween without candy corn. Candy corn was invented before the automobile and the telephone! “Americans buy nearly 20 million pounds of candy corn each year, and only 75 percent of that is around Halloween,” according to the Food Network. About 35 million pounds – nearly 9 billion pieces – of candy corn were made in the past year.  Each piece has about seven calories. The Goelitz Candy Co. began making it in 1900 before the family-run …

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St. Ambrose sponsors info night on engineering careers

St. Ambrose sponsors info night on engineering careers: High school and community college students considering a career in engineering can visit with engineering professionals, faculty and stu……

Quad-City Times LogoPart of Moline's 15th Street closed today

Part of Moline's 15th Street closed today

The City of Moline reports that Municipal Pipe Tool Co. is set to work in the area of 15th Street between 4th Avenue and River Drive.





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