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Friday, July 29th, 2016

KWQC-TV6 LogoHouses along Bix route prepare for race day

Houses along Bix route prepare for race day

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)- Thousands of runners are “carbing up” for the Bix 7 Road Race, but those who live on the route are also preparing for race day. For the last six years, the slip ‘n slide has been a staple at the turnaround point of the race. But, the marriage of the slip ‘n slide and the Bix 7 started out as a father setting it up for his kids. “We didn’t actually intend for it to be for the runners,” said Matt Willaert, who owns the house with the slip ‘n slide. “It was a family thing that the runners just kind of took over as the…

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Clinton’s back on the campaign trail & Trump’s back on twitter

The Democratic National Convention is over, but it's just the beginning of a new chapter in American history, with Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman to use these ten words: "I accept your nomination for President of the United States." Clinton reintroduced herself to voters last night, admitting she's not a very public person and speaking in front of crowds is hard for her. She reached out to her former rival Bernie Sanders, in an effort to unite her party. She also attacked her current rival, Donald Trump, saying, "Just ask yourself: do you really think Donald Trump has the temperame…

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Arrest made in February 2015 murder

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – On Monday, February 16, 2015, at approximately 2:41 p.m., Deonte Raynell Carter, 24, suffered three gunshot shot wounds – two in the upper torso and one in the right leg – during the course of an altercation at the intersection of Elm Street and South 7th Street in Burlington, Iowa, in Des Moines County. Shortly thereafter, Carter was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the Great River Medical Center (GRMC) in West Burlington, Iowa. On July 29, 2016, Earl Riley Booth-Harris, 23, was arrested for his role in the death of Deonte Carter. Booth-Harris has be…

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Rauner signs plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns. The proposal Rauner signed Friday strengthens existing law by requiring circuit court clerks to report the names of people a judge deems mentally disabled to the Illinois State Police at least twice a year. The new law takes effect immediately. Under the old law, a person deemed by a judge to have a mental illness could lose his or her gun owner identification card. One of the plan’s sponsors, Democratic state Sen. Julie Morrison, had said that not all counties in the…

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Meb Keflezighi. ready for Bix 7 and Rio

Watch Joey Donia’s interview with Meb Keflezighi.in the video player.

KWQC-TV6 LogoRagbrai ride will end in Muscatine

Ragbrai ride will end in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) — For the first time in 10 years, Ragbrai will be making a stop in Muscatine. Riders will stop in Muscatine as the final leg of the state-wide bicycle ride. The city has been preparing for this event for the past few months saying thousands will be invading Muscatine Saturday. Project Lead for this event, Janet Morrow, says many businesses are helping out and will be greeting riders as they enter the city. “They are going to have a tent down here and they are going to be giving out water bottles to the cyclists. Then a lot of the companies and business people…

KWQC-TV6 LogoHero pit bull up for adoption after saving woman from knife attack

Hero pit bull up for adoption after saving woman from knife attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – For most of his life, Hero was just a stray on the street. On July 22, police said a man was attacking a woman in Baldwin, Georgia and Hero jumped in to help. Officers said Hero was able to separate the woman from her attacker, but in the process the pit bull was stabbed five times. Those two officers took him to a local veterinarian to save the dog. “I don’t think we could have let that dog suffer and die. We felt like we needed to get that dog some help after what it had been through,” said Timothy Clay, one of the officers who helped Hero. “For those two…

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Visitors make their way to Davenport for Bix

DAVENPORT , Iowa (KWQC) – From Florida to Kansas thousands of people are calling the QCA home this weekend. “We’ve enjoyed it,” Jon Raynor from Sarasota, Fla. said of his and his families time in the Quad Cities. “Great people and super nice people.” Jon Raynor and his wife Sarah Raynor came to the QCA with their two kids on Wednesday. Jon sells athletic t-shirts, and is making is first stop at the fitness expo for the Bix. “It’s a t-shirt company he designed for runners,” wife Sarah said. “There just weren’t’ enough t-shirt out there that were soft, g…

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Takata airbag recall expanding to more makes, models

MOLINE, Illinois -- A massive recall of airbags is expanding on July 29, 2016. Federal safety regulators say 300,000 Honda’s and Acura’s shouldn't be driven without getting the airbags replaced. Its part of the Takata recall that now includes millions of vehicles. Click here to see if your car is on the recall list. Car owners have been getting notifications in the mail for over two years, saying their car could be some of the millions with recalled air bags in them. Now, experts say heat and humidity is making the recall more urgent. It has drivers and dealerships on high alert. “What …

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Bear break-in results in busted up SUV

  EVERGREEN, Colo. — For the second time in two weeks, a young black bear broke into a car in Jefferson County and destroyed the inside. On Thursday morning, Shaylee Meurer and her husband David woke up to find an unwanted guest locked in the SUV. “This is the first time in my life that my husband woke me up saying that there’s a bear in his car,” Meurer said in a video she posted to YouTube. Warning: The video contains profane language. The couple caught the encounter on camera. “You couldn’t really see much because there was so much condensation on the windows from him…

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Rock Island County experiencing partial 911 outage

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – Rock Island County residents are currently experiencing a partial 911 outage. This affects residents living in the Hampton area. Crews are working to get service restored. An update will be made to this article when the outage is resolved. If you need 911 assistance from the Rock Island County Sheriff’s office, call 309-794-9111.

WQAD.com LogoStreet Fest party kicks off a busy Bix weekend

Street Fest party kicks off a busy Bix weekend

A busy Bix weekend kicked off on Friday with the start of Street Fest in downtown Davenport. Street Fest, organized by the Downtown Davenport Partnership, takes over 2nd Street between Ripley and Brady. The festival includes dozens of food stands, arts and craft vendors, and live music. The music started before noon on Friday, with bands from the QC Rock Academy taking the main stage. "It's always just fun. You know, you never run out of energy up there. It's amazing. That's just our second show, too," said Mason Collins, a 13-year-old performer. This year's Street Fest also includes several …

WQAD.com LogoParents arrested after forcing child to stand outside barefoot causing severe burns

Parents arrested after forcing child to stand outside barefoot causing severe burns

PHOENIX — An Arizona couple faces child abuse charges after they forced a 6-year-old to stand outside barefoot as a form of punishment, causing severe burns on his feet, according to police in Phoenix. According to court documents obtained by KNXV, officers responded to the burn center at Maricopa Medical Center on July 12 to check on a child who had severe burns on his feet. The high temperature in Phoenix on July 12 was 110 degrees, according to Weather Underground. The boy’s father, Mark Simmons, reportedly told police he took the boy outside and made him stand barefoot on …

WQAD.com LogoConstruction worker electrocuted in Galesburg working on new Kohl’s store

Construction worker electrocuted in Galesburg working on new Kohl’s store

A construction worker helping build a new Kohl’s store in Galesburg died Friday morning from electrocution. According to Galesburg police, authorities were called to the construction site at Veteran’s Drive in Seminary Square around 6:30 a.m. Friday for a possible electrocution. Benjamin M. Corben, 33, had been on a ladder, working with an electrical circuit when the accident occurred. He was transported to OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg where he was pronounced dead. Corben was an employee of Mangieri Electric of Galesburg.

WQAD.com LogoShower or two to sneak in this weekend

Shower or two to sneak in this weekend

No surprise on the amount of clouds that we had today as temperatures reached around the 80 degree mark.  In fact, these clouds are trying to squeeze out a few showers and thunderstorms out there which will likely be the case for the evening hours.  The skies will remain dry for the rest of the night with overnight lows around the lower 60s. Still could see a shower or two sneak in on our outdoor plans on Saturday but the coverage is not only small but should it happen it will be brief.   Like today, this will keep temperatures on the cool end once again with highs likely not reaching 80 de…

KWQC-TV6 LogoFirst look at new Sandy Hook Elementary

First look at new Sandy Hook Elementary

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH- Media General) – Three and a half years after a gunman killed 26 people inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, students will soon head to the halls of a brand new building at the same spot. After the 2012 tragedy, the old Sandy Hook school was demolished, but there was no other place to build the new school without it costing a lot of money, so the new building is in the same place. It will be a very different place, however. A team of architects has gone to great lengths to get to know the Sandy Hook community, from teachers, to parents, to first responders. They…

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Arrest made in Burlington murder case

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Burlington police have made an arrest in the February shooting death of Deonte Raynell Carter. Police arrested Earl Riley Booth-Harris, 23, and charged him with first degree murder for allegedly shooting Carter three times, two in the upper body and once in the right leg, during a fight on Feb. 16 at the corner of Elm and South 7th streets in Burlington. Shortly after the fight, Carter was pronounced dead at a local hospital. See original shooting story here. If convicted, Murder in the First Degree carries a mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parol…

WQAD.com LogoRock Island vending machine company makes change to deal with downturn

Rock Island vending machine company makes change to deal with downturn

As Jerry and Claudia Schreiner work to move their vending business to Rock Island, they're noticing a disturbing trend on the delivery routes. "It's less money being spent on the vending machines because of layoffs, the not hiring and attrition," he said. Their business, Vander Vending, which offers snacks and drinks,  produced $2 million in sales during 2015. Many of the region's top employers have been its bread and butter. But these days, employees at big companies are cutting back on the chips and soda. "Ag is down, and that affects everybody," he continued.  "A lot of people don't real…

WQAD.com LogoReynolds on Cory Gregory: “I want to beat his ass”

Reynolds on Cory Gregory: “I want to beat his ass”

Tony Reynolds says he's not going to worry about Cory Gregory's attempt to get out of prison sooner, and hopes a judge rules against the man who helped kill his daughter. "He's just grasping at straws. What, he's been locked up ten years, and he knows he's going to be there a long time", Reynolds said. In 2006, Gregory, then 17, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in the murder and dismemberment of 15-year- old Adrienne Reynolds.  His friend, Sara Kolb, then 16, was sentenced to 53 years in prison. "He's probably thinking how stupid he was, because I still believe the only reaso…

WQAD.com LogoPossession of marijuana now merits only a fine, no jail time, in Illinois

Possession of marijuana now merits only a fine, no jail time, in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time. The new law is effective immediately. SB 2228, introduced by Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), makes possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana a civil violation punishable by a fine of $100-$200. With its enactment, adults no longer face time in jail, and the civil offense will be automatically expunged in order to prevent a permanent criminal record. The new law largely mirrors legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Ke…

KWQC-TV6 LogoWorker found dead at new Galesburg, Ill. department store

Worker found dead at new Galesburg, Ill. department store

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) – A man was found dead at the new Kohl’s Store early Friday, July 29, 2016 around 6:30 a.m. According to police, 33-year-old Benjamin M. Corben of Alexis, Ill. was found near the base of a ladder where he had been working on the store’s electrical system. The incident is being investigated by Galesburg Police and the Knox County Coroner’s Office . Officials were waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Police say Corben was a 15-year OSHA certified supervisor working for Mangieri Electric. Stay tuned to KWQC-TV6 and kwqc.com for…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGov. Rauner signs bill on marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail.

Gov. Rauner signs bill on marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time. The governor’s office announced that Rauner signed the legislation Friday. The announcement came after The Associated Press reported the signing. The new law means possessing 10 grams or less of marijuana will be punishable with a fine of up to $200. The governor’s signature makes Illinois the 17th state to treat possession of marijuana in small amounts as a civil offense rather than a criminal one. The legi…

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Lane closures begin Aug. 1 on John Deere Rd.

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Zoo elephant throws stone toward visitors, kills girl

PARIS, France (AP) – Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl.The behavior of the female elephant was “abnormal” and needs to be understood, a veterinarian at the zoo said Friday. The girl was visiting the Zoological Garden of Rabat with her family on Tuesday, admiring three elephants when one picked up a stone, hen tossed it more than 10 meters (yards) over a huge ditch and a wooden barrier toward the visitors. The girl was struck in the head and died hours later. The elephant exh…

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Clinton kicks off swing state tour vowing to create jobs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kicking off her fall campaign for the White House, Hillary Clinton used her first post-convention rally Friday to stress the "stark choice" voters will face in November between her and Republican rival Donald Trump.

WQAD.com LogoHawaiian volcano ‘smiles’ as lava reaches the ocean

Hawaiian volcano ‘smiles’ as lava reaches the ocean

That is one hot emoji! The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean – and the volcano seems to be happy about it. Aerial footage from Paradise Helicopters shows the volcano appear to form a giant smiley face as it pumps out lava for its journey to the sea. The 6.5 mile-long lava flow has been dribbling down the south flank of Kilauea since May, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. It reached the ocean on Tuesday morning. The USGS said the flow is about 20 meters (66 feet) wide where …

WQAD.com LogoHope Creek Care Center holds job fair to find nursing staff

Hope Creek Care Center holds job fair to find nursing staff

EAST MOLINE, Illinois —  A job fair is being held to find more nursing staff for Hope Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center. Hope Creek is looking to fill full and part-time positions available for 2nd and 3rd shifts. At the fair, job-seekers can fill out applications, meet the nursing department managers, and learn about wages and benefits.  There will also be facility tours available and prospective workers can get an on-the-spot interview. The fair will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the care center at 4343 Kennedy Drive in East Moline. …

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AP source: Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash of a Model S using self-driving mode, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that's not approved for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.

KWQC-TV6 LogoAppeals court: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked. An opinion issued Friday by a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reverses a lower-court’s ruling that had upheld the law. The 2013 rewrite to voting laws in North Carolina required photo identification to cast in-person ballots and made other changes. The U.S. Justice Department, state NAACP, League of Women Voters and others sued the state, saying the restrictions violated the remaining pr…

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Grant allows Darnell to attend STEM forum

Kyleah Darnell, an eighth grader at Eagle Ridge School in Carbon Cliff, has received a $1,200 grant from the Quad Cities Engineering and Science Council and the Alcoa African Heritage Network for a National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM Conference……

KWQC-TV6 Logo6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country. Attorney General Bill Schuette brought a total of 18 charges against three employees from the Department of Environmental Quality — Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook — and three from the Department of Health and Human Services — Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott. In addition to the misc…

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Police: Girl, 14, slits teen's throat in hope of first kill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother's girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators.

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Praise bands jam, entertain in Geneseo

A bucolic Illinois city park with trees and a pavilion, add in Christian band music, ice cream and fresh baked pies ... all are part of the Praise Band Jam in Geneseo.

WQAD.com LogoWisconsin teen seeking ‘first kill’ slit brother’s girlfriend’s throat, police say

Wisconsin teen seeking ‘first kill’ slit brother’s girlfriend’s throat, police say

HUDSON, Wis. — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who told police she was a “psychopath” and wanted her brother’s girlfriend to be her “first kill” has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Kali J. Bookey is being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Eau Claire, according to The Leader-Telegram. St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an attempted abduction. The teen told deputies she had been riding her bicycle earlier that morning when she was physically assaulted…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Rain possible, street fest and Bix

Noon update: Rain possible, street fest and Bix

WQAD.com LogoIllinois DNR looking to enlist “river monster” to battle Asian carp in Mississippi and other rivers

Illinois DNR looking to enlist “river monster” to battle Asian carp in Mississippi and other rivers

CHICAGO (AP) — A giant fish that once swam from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois is making a comeback. Biologists are restocking alligator gar in several states where it disappeared about a half-century ago, partly in the hope that it will be a powerful weapon against Asian carp. That invasive species has been swimming almost unchecked toward the Great Lakes for decades. The alligator gar is the largest fish native to Illinois. It is a prehistoric species that has not been seen in the state since the last documented alligator gar catch occurred in the Cache River cutoff channel in southern Ill…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa students honor fallen WWII soldier, video goes viral

Iowa students honor fallen WWII soldier, video goes viral

Davenport Central H.S. students in Paris; Chloe Van Blair, Michael Gonzales, Nate Trasowech, Grace Carr, Olivia Tobin, Yana Young, Tyler Browne and Tommy Hathaway. DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A group of students from Davenport Central High School had the chance to travel through Europe as a part of the Iowa Ambassadors of Music tour. The tour took place earlier in July, 2016. The 350 student choir/band, performed for about two weeks before heading home. It was something happened on the plane on the journey home though, that many will remember for a long time. One last performance for a se…

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Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came……

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Seriously delicious: Campfire Muffins baked inside orange peels

So apparently this is a thing! Baking muffins…on a campfire…in orange peels! For anyone going camping or having a bonfire this weekend, be sure to bring along some muffin mix and oranges. According to Donna Kelley at the Apron Strings blog, it’s a fan favorite and it’s super easy! “Even kids as young as five can put them together with minimal help.” The instructions are simple enough. Just make the muffins according to the box directions, pour the batter into the halves of scooped-out oranges (saving the juicy pulp goodness), put the halves together and roll…

Quad-City Times LogoThe Yo-Yo Man: An addict finds reprieve with running, and a yo-yo

The Yo-Yo Man: An addict finds reprieve with running, and a yo-yo

Runners have their quirks — they only run alone or only in groups, they can’t run with headphones or always bring their iPod, they snack on energy gels and swear by a certain pair of lucky socks.

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport store dissects — not diagnoses — your strides & strikes

Davenport store dissects — not diagnoses — your strides & strikes

A running store in Davenport won’t unlock its doors this morning as per usual.

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Thousands rush to see Kilauea lava flow reach ocean

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week.

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The gloves are off as post-convention attack ads air

The conventions are over and the sprint to the November finish line in the 2016 election begins in earnest now. Today, the Democratic National Committee released a pointed new television ad comparing GOP nominee Donald Trump to a series of famous movie bullies. Trump, for his part, continues to name call in his anti-Hillary Clinton ads, with his latest pinning the moniker “crooked Hillary” on the Democrat’s freshly minted nominee. Which ads’ tactic do you find most effective? …

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Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

CHICAGO (AP) — It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states……

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Colona woman charged with home invasion enters plea

A Colona woman charged with Class X felony home invasion entered a negotiated plea to misdemeanor battery Friday in Henry County Circuit Court.

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Ex-cop Drew Peterson to be sentenced in murder-for-hire case

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer is facing sentencing after he was convicted in a murder-for-hire case.

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US GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the……

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6 Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents……

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Today will be the ‘end of the world,’ group says

In yet another prediction certain to be wrong, End Times Prophecies has declared today will be the end of the world — and we should all blame the “polar flip.” What is a “polar flip?” It’s when the Earth’s magnetic pull reverses itself, causing the North Magnetic Pole to go south and the South Magnetic Pole to go north. What causes it? The Earth’s core. The group says the polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors setting off multiple earthquakes and a “rolling cloud” that will destroy the world. This is not the first time people ha…

WQAD.com LogoToday is the last day to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Today is the last day to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

SAN FRANCISCO — If you have been ignoring those Windows 10 upgrade notifications, today might be a good day to finally upgrade. Late tonight or very early tomorrow morning, upgrading from an old version of Windows to Windows 10 will no longer be free. After today, the Home version will cost $120 and the Pro version will cost $200. The free upgrade applies to eligible tablets and PCs running Windows 7 or newer operation systems. Vista users are not eligible. Your computer must also meet Microsoft’s requirements. If you like waiting right until the deadline, you have until 5:59am ED…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDeadly shootings of police officers up 79 percent this year over 2015

Deadly shootings of police officers up 79 percent this year over 2015

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — Deadly shootings of police officers this year are exponentially greater when compared to the same time period in 2015. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, through July 28, 2016, 34 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents, up 79 percent from 19 officers killed during the same time period in 2015. The most recent, an officer in San Diego, California, who was killed after being shot late Thursday night. A second officer was wounded but is expected to survive. Earlier this week, a sheriff’s deputy in Travis…

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India re-imposes curfew in Kashmir city, but clashes persist

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities re-imposed a curfew to prevent a protest march to the main mosque in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Friday, but fresh street demonstrations and clashes still occurred at more than two dozen places amid outrage over……

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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, with his only public comment a guest book entry begging God's "forgiveness for so much cruelty."…

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Taiwan driver in deadly bus crash was drunk, police say

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The driver of a Taiwanese tour bus that crashed and burst into flames killing all 26 on board, including 23 Chinese tourists, was driving drunk, investigators said Friday.

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2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, in traffic stop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours……

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Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading Zika in U.S.

MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, Florida officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The new Sandy Hook Elementary School opened to the general public for the first time Friday, containing no obvious memorials to the 26 people who died inside the old school nearly four years ago but created……

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California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California's picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and……

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Deep space travel might blow your mind, but it could be bad for your heart

Bad news would-be astronauts: Traveling into deep space could be bad for your heart.

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Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When one of Hollywood's most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston's recent essay connecting the media's obsession with her looks to the overall objectification of women, most……

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Ascentra foundation plans golf fundraiser

The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation's annual Paul Lensmeyer Golf Outing will be Sept. 26 at the Arsenal Island Golf Club, Rock Island.

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Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department has "quite a few questions" after officers fatally shot a man driving a stolen car, and investigators have retrieved body cameras and cameras on squad car dashboards to determine what happened.

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Iowa woman pleads guilty in Super Bowl ticket scam

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of people into buying nonexistent tickets to the Super Bowl and other big events.

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Jail guard charged with punching Cook County jail inmate

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County correctional officer has been charged with felony misconduct after video surveillance cameras captured him allegedly punching a jail inmate.

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Springfield police introduce body cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Eight Springfield police officers are now wearing body cameras.

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Duckworth tells her story at Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite being in a tough campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, Democratic Congressman Rep. Tammy Duckworth used her time on the Democratic National Convention stage to tell her life story.

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Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika. But he says one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites. More than 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the U.S., but the four patients in Florida would be the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland. Scott says health officials believe the infections occurr…

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Suspect in student’s killing had hidden room in barn, may be serial abductor

Watch Video A suspect in the death of an Ohio college student had a hidden room on his property with restraints, a freezer containing blood and evidence of additional potential victims, search warrants show. That’s just the start of a long list of items that included masks and a secret room concealed by hay bales. Authorities charged James Worley, 57, this week with aggravated murder and abduction in the death of Sierah Joughin, 20. The University of Toledo student went missing on July 19 while riding her purple bicycle in rural Fulton County, west of Toledo. For a few hours that evening…

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Turmeric powder recalled from Big Lots stores for high lead levels

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment High lead levels were found in a lot of ground turmeric powder made by Gel Spice, Inc., according to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration.  The recalled product, Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder, was sold at Big Lots stores all over the country.  The recall affects the turmeric powder packaged in 3.75 oz. PET jars. It has a code of B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19 on the neck of the container.  The package also has a UPC code of 81026-01230. The high lead levels were discovered during routine sampling and analysis, the statement said. The…

KWQC-TV6 LogoHuge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. In this July 6, 2016 photograph, an adult alligator gar awaits placement into a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. The gar’s easily identifiable head resembles an alligator and has two rows of needlelike teeth. This is one of several male and female adult alligator gar that are c…

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3 Iowans arrested in scratch ticket scam, authorities say

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection with a lottery scratch ticket scam. The Iowa Public Safety Department says the three were arrested Wednesday, July 27, 2016. An investigation began after a winning ticket for $250,000 was presented June 17 at the Storm Lake regional office of the Iowa Lottery. The prize has not been paid. Twenty-year-old Ashley Bosler, of Sioux Rapids, is charged with theft of a lottery ticket or share and aiding and abetting. Twenty-six-year-old Johnny Long, of Sioux Rapids, is charged with theft of a lottery ticket or sha…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSupporters and protesters comment at Donald Trump rally in Davenport

Supporters and protesters comment at Donald Trump rally in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – KWQC spoke with attendees of the Donald Trump rally at the Adler Theatre on Thursday, July 28, 2018.

WQAD.com LogoBix weekend in Davenport: Events, road closures, and parking

Bix weekend in Davenport: Events, road closures, and parking

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Some of the greatest runners from across the world will be in the Quad Cities this weekend for the annual Bix 7 race. It's the culmination of a full year of preparation, and a lifetime of training for the runners. See parking restrictions below Packet pick-up for the race started Thursday, July 28, 2016, during an already busy day in downtown Davenport with the visit from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Thousands of people will be taking to the road to test their abilities and see how quickly they can run the Bix 7. This is the 42nd year for the race, and it…

KWQC-TV6 LogoBix 7 brings in the “best” for spectators and runners

Bix 7 brings in the “best” for spectators and runners

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Some runners have waited 365 days for Bix weekend to return to the Davenport. With the event comes Street Fest, numerous events leading up to the seven-mile race, and thousands of athletes. In addition, the race brings elite runners that wow the spectators. This year, some of the elites are former Bix 7 champions. Olympian Meb Keflezighi will be using the race as a tune up for Rio, but also taking on the severe course is 2011 and 2012 Bix 7 champion, Silar Kipruto. On the women’s side, 2016 Bix Champion Cynthia Limo will be trying to reclaim her title. Ev…

KWQC-TV6 LogoEnd of the world predicted for July 29

End of the world predicted for July 29

(KWQC) – A group called End Times Prophecies (ETP) says the world will come to an end on Friday, July 29, 2016. ETP says a polar shift is going to trigger worldwide earthquakes, tidal waves, and hundred-pound hailstones. The group has produced a YouTube video entitled “Why The World Will End Surely on 29 July 2016? Shocking Facts” that provides details of its doomsday prediction. The video, which is narrated by a female computer-generated voice, has been viewed 5.2 million times. The YouTube page states, “All the evidence tells us that the end of the world, end of days and the end of t…

WQAD.com LogoFeline Friday! What if cats ruled the world?

Feline Friday! What if cats ruled the world?

HOUSTON --  Have you ever wondered what's really going through the purrrrr-fect mind of your cat? Twitter blew up this weekend with #IfCatsWereInCharge. Could you imagine?   The National Motto, "If It fits, I sits." The Feline Bureau of Investigation would make the "Little Red Dot Conspiracy" its top priority. Medical catnip would be legal in Colorado. Come to think of it, what would happen to man's best friend? Surely the dogs would rebel, and the Sahara would turn into one large litter box. Do you think cats would sit around all day watching people videos on the Internet? Of course, if t…

WQAD.com LogoAmazon has the solution to surrendering senses to noise-canceling headphones

Amazon has the solution to surrendering senses to noise-canceling headphones

Watch Video WASHINGTON — Headphone wearers may one day have the best of both worlds. Anyone seeking to tune out the world around them already has access to high-tech headphones capable of muffling the sounds. Noise-canceling headphones cost several hundred dollars, but are a godsend for many commuters and travelers who are tired of the din of everyday life. Of course, there’s a tradeoff — it can be dangerous to surrender our senses. Today’s headphones are so good that we risk missing out on critical noises, like someone yelling our name, the honk of a car horn or a pers…

WQAD.com LogoTeen killed days before receiving Make-A-Wish gift

Teen killed days before receiving Make-A-Wish gift

SAN ANTONIO – A 17-year-old battling cancer was shot and killed days before receiving his Make-A-Wish foundation gift – to see his grandfather’s pickup truck restored. Diego Rodriguez, from San Antonio, was trying to take a gun away from a 15-year-old boy when the firearm discharged, striking Rodriguez in the chest, the boy’s father said. Rodriguez was rushed to an area hospital where he died early Tuesday. Police have charged the juvenile suspect with murder in Diego’s death. Rodriguez had been diagnosed with leg cancer two years ago, according to KENS News. After the di…

WQAD.com LogoSan Diego police officer killed; second injured

San Diego police officer killed; second injured

(CNN) -- One San Diego police officer was killed and another was injured Thursday night in a shooting as they tried to make a stop, leading to one arrest and an extensive hunt for anyone else who might have been involved, police said. The detained suspect was shot and was being treated Friday morning at a hospital for his wound, police said. The shooting happened after the officers had pulled over a vehicle in the city's Southcrest section, The San Diego Union-Tribune and CNN affiliate KUSI-TV reported. Police are trying to determine if anyone else was involved in the shooting in southern San…

WQAD.com LogoTeen passenger dies from injuries sustained in Hancock County crash

Teen passenger dies from injuries sustained in Hancock County crash

A 13-year-old passenger died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash in south-central Hancock County. A 16-year-old driver in a white Chevrolet  Impala was headed southbound on County Road 900 East, just north of County Road 1800, when he lost control and started to skid, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police.  The teen then crossed over into the other lane of traffic and got hit in the passenger front door by a black Chevrolet Impala driven by a 32-year-old. The crash happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016. The 13-year-old was riding with the 16-year-old, …

KWQC-TV6 LogoPromoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald Trump can bring a deeply divided nation together. “I know that at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart, it can be hard to imagine how we’ll ever pull together again,” Clinton said to a rapt Democratic convention audience. “But I’m here to tell you tonight – progress is possibl…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they’ll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe. The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was torn down after the gunman’s rampage in December 2012. The new $50 million, 86,000-square-foot school was built on the same property but not in the old footprint, and is scheduled to open next month. A media tour will precede a public open house on Friday. Loca…

WQAD.com LogoImpress your guests with this heart-healthy Pomodoro

Impress your guests with this heart-healthy Pomodoro

It's time to use all of those beautiful and delicious tomatoes in your garden! This recipe is sure to impress. Ingredients: 2 - 4 tomatoes, heirloom, vine ripened (peeled optional) and rough chopped 3 - 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 cup fresh herbs, rough chopped  (Basil, flat leaf Parsley, Oregano) 2 Tbsp. Splenda (or other sugar substitute) kosher salt & pepper to taste (coarse ground) 1 package Penne pasta (try protein enriched) Preparation: Lightly toast garlic in half the olive oil (don’t let the garlic burn) Add herbs and toss in garlic oil ( 2 …

WQAD.com LogoTwo big reasons we will welcome a little rain this weekend

Two big reasons we will welcome a little rain this weekend

Yes, there is some rain in the forecast for the weekend. But for cyclists and runners, a little rain is actually a welcomed sight this time of year. With RAGBRAI ending in Muscatine and the Bix-7 happening in Davenport this weekend, this will be the perfect time for more clouds and even a few cooling showers Most of the days will be dry. However, scattered showers will be likely, mainly for the afternoons. More showers are possible for Saturday for Quick-Bix and the Bix-7, but widespread rain and sever storms are not expected. …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Scattered showers, street fest, Brady Street Sprint, and politics

Rick's Six: Scattered showers, street fest, Brady Street Sprint, and politics

1. Scattered showers and milder temps…

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Quad-City Times LogoBix weekend heats up Friday

Bix weekend heats up Friday

Bix weekend kicked off Thursday and picks up steam Friday with the Alcoa Jr. Bix outside the Quad-City Times offices, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport.

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Senior Star hosts senior benefits presentation

A presentation by several guest speakers from Veterans Affairs will be noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Senior Star, 4502 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Among speakers are David Woods, Kathy Nitz, and Matt Hayes. RSVP is requested by Monday. Call 563-359-0100 for……

WQAD.com LogoBandits beat Peoria, manger gets ejected

Bandits beat Peoria, manger gets ejected

Bandits beat Peoria in 11 innings 8-7. QC manger Omar lopez gets ejected after arguing a fair/ foul ball call in the 4th inning.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption edges Pleasant Valley at Brady Street Sprints

Assumption edges Pleasant Valley at Brady Street Sprints

There were close races and defending champions at the Brady Street Sprints kicking off Bix 7 weekend.

WQAD.com LogoDavenport West baseball looks forward to the future

Davenport West baseball looks forward to the future

After making it to the state tournament for the first time since 2001, Davenport West is focused on getting back their in the coming years.

KWQC-TV6 LogoDozens show up to protest Trump in Davenport

Dozens show up to protest Trump in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) –Protesters lined 3rd Street in front of the Adler Theater in downtown Davenport ahead of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s visit. The candidate spoke this afternoon, July 28, 2016. One specific group of protesters included the people with the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC said their message to Trump was simple. “I asked people to come out and take a stand against hate,” said Iowa Deputy Director of LULAC Maria Bribriesco. She said her group is not necessarily against trump. “He actually said some good things, like for instance …

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Bandits edge Peoria with win in extra innings

DAVENPORT -- Looking to shake off Wednesday's ninth-inning meltdown, the Quad Cities River Bandits had the man for the job taking the pitcher's mound Thursday night.

Quad-Cities Online LogoKaty Perry belts 'Rise' and 'Roar' at Democratic convention

Katy Perry belts 'Rise' and 'Roar' at Democratic convention

Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song "Rise" and her signature "Roar" for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones.

Quad-Cities Online LogoShare ideas for fixing massive RICo challenges

Share ideas for fixing massive RICo challenges

On Saturday, the Rock Island County Board will begin a series of three town hall meetings to publicly discuss the county's financial position and seek input from residents about possible next steps.

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Editorial: Don't stand on sidelines, help RICo plan for future

As Rock Island County leaders prepare to get input on a potential half-cent public safety sales tax referendum, they are seeking to arm residents with information to helpthem join the discussion.

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Navigating path ahead for Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA -- En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton……

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Letter: FBI director's words suggest Wooten wrong on Clinton

Don Wooten's July 24th column about Hillary Clinton stated, "She has never committed a crime."…

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Letter: What RICo must address in budget town halls

So now the call is out for community input to save the floundering Rock Island County financial ship.

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Today in history for Friday, July 29, 2016

Today is Friday, July 29, the 211th day of 2016. There are 155 days left in the year.





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