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Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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Look Ahead: What's coming up in the Quad-City Times

School Board: The Bettendorf School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the Ray Stensvad Board Room at the district's administration center, 3311 18th St. This week, the board will discuss hiring a construction manager to oversee the heating, ventilation……

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The Salvation Army seeks Angel Tree donations

The Salvation Army is seeking toys to help Quad-City families have a better Christmas.

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RDA awards more than $1 million to Quad-City organizations

The Regional Development Authority Board has awarded 61 grants totaling $1,350,364 to Quad-City nonprofit, civic and governmental organizations.

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Quarters One welcomes public to Christmas teas, tours

The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation will host a Christmas tea and tour at Quarters One on Arsenal Island on Sunday, Dec. 10. Seatings will be at noon and 3 p.m.

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THANKSGIVING EVENTS

Tuesday, Nov. 21: Friendly House's annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Luncheon, 1221 Myrtle St., Davenport. Dinner is at noon. Everyone is welcome. In addition to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, there will be entertainment and free family or individual photographs. Free.

WQAD.com LogoThe Score Sunday – Sterling FB, Sterling Newman FB, Kicks For Conan, FCA

The Score Sunday – Sterling FB, Sterling Newman FB, Kicks For Conan, FCA

The Score Sunday takes a look back at the Sterling and Sterling Newman semifinal football games in a unique way.  We mic'd up the coaches and play by play announcers to give a different perspective.  Kicks For Conan is entering it's third year, event organizers talk about this years event and how to get involved.  The FCA story of the week features a Mediapolis Basketball Coach. …

WQAD.com LogoCordova inventor places second in season finale of ABC’s “The Toy Box”

Cordova inventor places second in season finale of ABC’s “The Toy Box”

CORDOVA, Illinois– Congratulations to Bob Windt, who placed second in ABC’s “The Toy Box” Sunday night. Windt is an amateur inventor from Cordova. He’s been competing against six others for the past few weeks for a big prize. The show offers $100,000 cash and a contract with Mattel to whoever creates the most unique invention. Windt’s creation is a lightweight remote-controlled hovercraft. RELATED: Cordova toy inventor reaches finale of ABC’s “The Toy Box” November 19th, he was declared the runner-up in the competition, placing second to N…

WQAD.com LogoLocal shelter asking for help after two emaciated puppies were dropped off there

Local shelter asking for help after two emaciated puppies were dropped off there

DAVENPORT, Iowa– King’s Harvest Pet Rescue is asking for help after two emaciated puppies were dropped off there Saturday, November 18th. According to the shelter, two 16-week-old pitbulls were dropped off in tiny bird cages, covered in their own feces. King’s Harvest says they were also dehydrated and covered in sores, likely from being confined to such a small space. The person who dropped off the dogs quickly ran from the shelter and sped off in a car. The shelter was unable to ID him or her, and they were also unable to get all of the dog’s paperwork. King’s H…

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine church holds first service since tornado disaster

Muscatine church holds first service since tornado disaster

MUSCATINE, Iowa-- It's been eight months since the sound of hymns echoed off the walls of Wesley United Methodist Church. On Sunday morning church members came together for the first service since disaster struck in early March. "It's like we found our voice again," said Ric Smith, church Music Director. An EF2 tornado tore through the sanctuary. It took out the chimney, ripped off the roof and destroyed the church organ. But after all the chaos church leaders and members remained hopeful and vowed to rebuild. "Rather than seeing the tornado as a tragedy we chose to see it as an opportunity t…

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Man to be released from Galesburg prison Monday after serving 23 years for murder, rape

GALESBURG, Illinois-- Two Chicago men who claim they were wrongly convicted decades ago are about to be released from prison Monday. One has been serving time in Galesburg. Nevest Coleman has spent the past 23 years behind bars at Galesburg's Hill Correction Center. Now, he's set for release Monday, November 20th, after DNA evidence caused hisconviction to be overturned. Coleman and  Darryl Fulton have been serving time for a 1994 rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman. They were convicted after confessing to a team of detectives who had a history of misconduct. No physical evidence ever li…

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Thanksgiving week will stay dry with roller coaster temperatures

Temperatures are going to remain in the 30s  early Monday morning, but we’ll warm up nicely into the 50s Monday afternoon! Even though it will be breezy, we’ll kick off the week with beautiful  sunshine. While the sunny skies will last through Tuesday, a cold front passing though will drop our temperatures throughout the afternoon. Breezy northwest winds will drop us back into the low 40s and upper 30s. Wednesday will be the coldest day of the week with highs only in the mid 30s. Thankfully, we’ll warm up into the mid 40s on Thanksgiving with another round of sunshine. Frid…

WQAD.com LogoTwo Davenport police officers injured while responding to burglary

Two Davenport police officers injured while responding to burglary

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Three people were hurt, including two Davenport police officers, when police responded to reports of an early-morning burglary. Davenport Police responded to a call for a burglary in progress in the area of East 12th Street and Iowa Street, near the Sacred Heart Cathedral around 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 19th. Residents in the same apartment building say they called police after hearing loud noises coming from the upstairs unit. That upstairs apartment had been vacant for a couple of weeks. According to a press release from Davenport Police, officers confronted a perso…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with veterans

The public is invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with local veterans for the one- year anniversary of the Quad-Cities Veterans Outreach Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at 250 W. 35th St., Davenport. .

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Two Davenport officers, one other, injured early Sunday

Two Davenport police officers, one of whom was injured seriously, as well as another person, were hurt when police responded to an early-morning report of a burglary Sunday in Davenport.

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MARK-TO-MARKET: Breaking tradition, Trump replaces Fed Chair

Time to settle up the office betting pools and collect on your wagers — the nominee for the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve has finally been announced!…

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Quad-City Times LogoAnselm: Quad-City Times prepares largest edition of the year - 100s of pages of deals, coupons

Anselm: Quad-City Times prepares largest edition of the year - 100s of pages of deals, coupons

It’s the one we love to talk about – the one with the BIG thump factor. It’s our Thanksgiving edition. This is the paper that calls to anxious shoppers and those excited to build their lists. Weighing in at more……

WQAD.com LogoSterling’s historic run ends in semifinals

Sterling’s historic run ends in semifinals

Sterling would play in the state semifinals in football for the first time in school history.  The Golden Warriors drop a 27-14 to #1 Chicago Phillips.  Sterling ends the year at 12-1.

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Sterling Newman fall short in state semifinals

Sterling Newman played tough in some very sloppy conditions.  The Comets coming up just short to Gibson City Melvin Sibley 14-8 in the 2A semifinals.

WQAD.com LogoAugustana basketball improves to 3-0 with win over Alma

Augustana basketball improves to 3-0 with win over Alma

Augustana started slow but their defense was strong.  The Vikings move to 3-0 with a 65-53 win over Alma.

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Black Hawk College Digest: Nov. 19, 2017

Holiday closes BHC; register online…

WQAD.com LogoHoliday season kicks off in the Quad Cities

Holiday season kicks off in the Quad Cities

MOLINE-- Dozens of families kicked off the holiday season from the John Deere Commons in Moline Saturday, November 18. The group spent the afternoon waiting for more than 50,000 holiday lights to shine down River Drive. The festival is a part of the annual lighting of the commons, the event included live music performances and a visit from Santa Claus. Quad City parents say it is the best way to start off the holiday season. “It’s so meaningful when you can embrace any time with your family. These types of events you just take in the moments and enjoy it,” says parent Yosava Robinson. …

WQAD.com LogoHonda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans after dozens of reported injuries

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans after dozens of reported injuries

Honda is recalling 900,000 Odyssey minivans after receiving 46 reports of injuries related to a problem that causes second-row seats to fall forward. The company announced the recall Saturday, November 18th, which includes models from 2011 to 2017. 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the U.S. Honda is offering instructions on its website on how to correctly latch the seats to correct the safety issue. The company released a statement reading, in part, “If a second row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat may tip f…

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Enter ThanksGIVEaway to win gift cards

The holiday season is almost upon us, and the The Dispatch-Rock Island Argus-QCOnline.com is ringing in the holidays with the biggest newspaper of the year.

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Downtown Moline lights up for the holidays

Everyone joined in the countdown near the end, their hundreds of voices filling the cooling night air.

Quad-City Times LogoGubernatorial candidate McGuire holds education round table in Davenport

Gubernatorial candidate McGuire holds education round table in Davenport

If Iowa is going to grow economically and if the state’s children are to be able to compete for jobs, education funding has to be a top priority in the budget process, Iowa gubernatorial candidate Andrea “Andy” McGuire said.

WQAD.com LogoThe Festival of Trees Parade 25th anniversary

The Festival of Trees Parade 25th anniversary

The rain and cold didn't stop people from watching the Festival of Trees Parade. People brought out their umbrellas and gloves to line the streets. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest. The parade wound through downtown Davenport. It featured several new character balloons this year, like Santa Elmo and Papa Smurf.

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Damp, cold weather didn't stop Q-C holiday parade

DAVENPORT -- It was a drippy, dreary Saturday, but that did not stop the two boys from waving at all the Festival of Trees Holiday Parade marchers who waved at them.

WQAD.com LogoVolunteers go door to door installing free mailboxes in Moline Neighborhood

Volunteers go door to door installing free mailboxes in Moline Neighborhood

MOLINE, Illinois-- Volunteers braved through the cold and rainy conditions to help revitalize the Floriciente neighborhood. They went door to door installing free mailboxes. Their goal was to install at least 70 on Saturday morning. The Floriciente Association received a grant through a partnership with an international development group called Global Communities. Board member of the Floriciente Association, Mary Ann Garcia, says they decided to install the mailboxes after realizing many homes had mailboxes in poor condition or none at all. "We decided that this would be a good way of helping…

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Friends of India Association holds Grand Diwali Celebration

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- A Grand Celebration was put on by the Friends of India Association of the Quad Cities. On Saturday, November 18th the organization invited members, their families, and the public to join them for a Diwali Function at Bettendorf High School. The event was held to celebrate the customs and togetherness of the Friends of India Association and included a dinner and stage performances like a fashion show, dances, songs, skits and more. The president of the organization, Nitin Vishwakarma, said that 800 to 900 people were expected to join in the fun at the celebration. The celeb…

WQAD.com LogoTrump reinstates ban on trophy hunting, for now

Trump reinstates ban on trophy hunting, for now

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid public uproar. But that decision is not final. Last night, amid growing pressure from conservationists, celebrities, and even some conservatives, President Trump sent out this tweet: reversing his earlier announcement: Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017 In 2014, the Obama administration implemented a ban on elephant trop…

Quad-Cities Online LogoRock Island Arsenal Digest: Nov. 19, 2017

Rock Island Arsenal Digest: Nov. 19, 2017

First Army hosts ARSC orientation…

WQAD.com LogoBundle up for a cold night! It will feel like the teens by Sunday morning

Bundle up for a cold night! It will feel like the teens by Sunday morning

Cloud cover is clearing out this evening, and it’s going to be downright cold Saturday night! While actual temperatures will be falling into the low 20s, winds from the northwest will easily make it feel like the teens. Sunshine will be back for Sunday, but by no means will it warm us up much. We’ll only reach the upper 30s for daytime highs. However, warmer weather arrives on Monday as we climb up into the mid 50s! It will be breezy and sunny as well. We’ll remain sunny from Tuesday through Thanksgiving, but the cooler air will be back! Temperatures will fall into the low 40…

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East Moline man faces murder charges after Friday night shooting

EAST MOLINE, Illinois -- An East Moline man faces murder charges after a 69-year-old was shot and killed. East Moline Police were called to the 200 block of 19th Street, not far from Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17th. Officers found a 69-year-old man who had been shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police searched the area and found 23-year-old Roman Knox nearby in the 100 block of 21st Street. Knox was arrested, and he is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on charges of First Degree Murder. Knox's bail was …

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The Spirit of Arsenal Island

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Dispatch-Argus Santa Fund in 110th year

Today, for the 110th year, the Dispatch-Argus is kicking off its holiday giving campaign to assist Illinois Quad-Cities neighbors in need. More than a century of service is no small achievement.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

WQAD.com LogoNyrel Sullivan making the grade on and off the football field

Nyrel Sullivan making the grade on and off the football field

Nyrel Sullivan transferred from Dixon to Sterling before his junior.  When he got to Sterling he was a good student but had plenty of room to improve.  Jason Austin, Principal at Sterling, sat down with Nyrel to help him get his grades up so he could live out his dream of playing college football. Jason and Nyrel meet 3-4 times each week to discus his grades and what he needs to excel in the classroom.  Nyrel has improved his GPA and is on the right track to being able to play at the next level.

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Augustana Basketball scores home win

Augustana Basketball unveiled their new Final 4 Banner and then beat Calvin to open the home portion of their schedule.

WQAD.com LogoMadison Keys back in QC to talk tennis and anti-bullying

Madison Keys back in QC to talk tennis and anti-bullying

Madison Keys made a trip back to the Quad Cities to promote her Fearlessly Girl Campaign.  It's focused around anti-bullying.  While she was back we asked her a few questions about her upcoming tennis season.  …

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MAC coaches talk about their teams at banquet

The Optimist Club held the MAC Boys Basketball Banquet. Coaches from several of the MAC teams  talk about their teams before the season tips off.

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Heavy police presence in East Moline

EAST MOLINE, Illinois — There is a heavy police presence in the area of 19th St. and 3rd Ave in East Moline. WQAD’s Elizabeth Wadas is on scene and reporting that a neighbor did hear a gunshot. Police have not confirmed anything but they have said that the area of 19th St. and 3rd Ave. is secure. Police also say they are currently investigating a second unknown location that is connected to the 19th St. scene. This is a developing story.

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Wesley United Methodist Church reopens sanctuary months after EF2 tornado

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Putting on the finishing touches before the pews are filled Sunday with people of faith. "We're incredibly excited, I know personally I'm a little nervous as well, it will be our first Sunday back in and we can't wait to show everyone what the space is," said Katie Roquet, Director of Media Ministries. In March of 2017, this sanctuary at Wesley United Methodist Church looked a lot different. An E-F 2 tornado tore off a big part of the roof, took out the chimney and destroyed the church organ. "This past eight months, we've really seen our congregations grow together and thro…

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Family feud ends with two stabbing victims in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A family fight turned violent on Friday night, November 17, when a knife was pulled on two family members. Officials say the fight took place between three men, all who lived in the same house on Wilkes Ave. in Davenport. Two of the men suffered stab wounds, one with moderate to severe, non-life threatening injuries and one with moderate injuries. One man was arrested after being tackled and held outside of the residence, police say. He was charged with willful injury, going armed with intent, and domestic assault with a weapon.  …

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QC Mallards game postponed after opposing head coach suffers medical emergency

UPDATE: Tulsa Oilers' head coach Rob Murray is expected to be okay after his collapse postponed Friday's game with the Quad City Mallards. Oilers VP of Communications John Peterson says Murray was suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. He was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, and he is expected to make a full recovery. ORIGINAL STORY: MOLINE, Illinois -- The Quad City Mallards game on Friday night, November 17, was postponed due to a medical emergency with the Tulsa Oilers' head coach Rob Murray. Murray, who has been the Oilers' coach since June of this year, was being tended to b…

WQAD.com LogoFather finds man in teen girl’s closet with her underwear and pictures, police say

Father finds man in teen girl’s closet with her underwear and pictures, police say

PHOENIX – A Phoenix father came home to find a man inside his daughter’s closet with the girl’s underwear and pictures, according to KTVK. Police arrested Michael Zabalza Ruelas, of Glendale, who is facing one count of second-degree burglary. Police said on Thursday, Nov. 9, the family arrived home when they noticed their dog was barking at the closet. The father went to investigate and found Ruelas inside with photos of his 16-year-old daughter, her underwear and lotion, police said. The father then threatened to hit Ruelas with a crowbar and he took off out of the house, court …

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Forget Pizza Rat, meet Brooklyn’s Avocado Rat

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Pizza Rat may be fitting for New York City as a whole, but Brooklyn has its own rat that’s just as fitting: Avocado Rat. The rat was captured on camera dragging an avocado half – no pit – down the subway tracks at Greenpoint Avenue, according to WPIX. “Even the rats in #nyc are on trend,” wrote Jessica Edwards, the woman who spotted Avocado Rat. “Hope he finds some toast.” Brooklyn is home to an avocado restaurant, so the rodent may be in luck. Avocado Rat doesn’t have the degree of viral fame Pizza Rat had. The video wa…

WQAD.com LogoYou have to pay nearly $1 million just to view these apartments

You have to pay nearly $1 million just to view these apartments

(CNN Money) — At one Hong Kong apartment complex, it will cost you close to $1 million to just get your foot in the door. Real estate agents in the city are asking potential buyers to stump up 7 million Hong Kong dollars ($900,000) to view a new batch of luxury condos, the latest example of the dizzying rise in prices in the world’s most expensive property market. The new complex offers sweeping views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor and is located near the city’s central business district. It was built by Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s biggest property devel…

WQAD.com LogoMeet the 10-year-old boy who’s built 250 wooden cars for kids in need

Meet the 10-year-old boy who’s built 250 wooden cars for kids in need

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana— A 10-year-old boy has taken it upon himself to make the holidays a little happier for kids in need. It all started with a $20 bill that Zander Hite got back in February. It was a gift from his Grandpa Darl, and it came with a message: "make a difference." That's exactly what Zander's doing. “You’d be surprised what some people can come up with with just $20,” Darl said. Zander used the $20 to buy two slabs of wood to build toy cars. His grandpa taught him how in his garage. “I played with them when I was little,” he said. “And I thought they were fun to pl…

WQAD.com LogoCordova toy inventor reaches finale of ABC’s ‘The Toy Box’

Cordova toy inventor reaches finale of ABC’s ‘The Toy Box’

CORDOVA, Illinois — Bob Windt can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The toy tunnel, that is. Windt, of Cordova, Illinois, has been voted through to the finale of the  ABC’s “The Toy Box,” a show that features amateur inventors competing for a top prize of $100,000 cash and a contract with Mattel to bring their showcased toy to market. Out of the seven inventors competing, Windt made it to the top 3 before receiving a unanimous vote from the judges to advance to the final round. We first brought you the story of Windt’s journey back in October when he was s…

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: Using a poisonous fish to stop your pain

YOUR HEALTH: Using a poisonous fish to stop your pain

NEW YORK CITY – Either you or someone you know has it. 30% of all Americans will be affected by peripheral neuropathy.  In many cases, doctors prescribe medicines to help manage the pain, burning and tingling. Now, researchers are testing a new non-addictive treatment inspired from a surprising source. It could help people like Joseph Malkevich. He's been a math enthusiast for most of his adult life.  Ironically, for years Joseph has been battling a medical condition that is highly unpredictable. "I noticed it in the form of tingling in my feet and toes and initially it went away and so I…

Quad-City Times LogoRock Island city budget proposal calls for tax increase, cuts

Rock Island city budget proposal calls for tax increase, cuts

After two years of holding the line on taxes and counting on future development that never came, Rock Island city staff is proposing a budget for 2018 that calls for increases in the property tax and several fees, as well……

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Learn about West Point on Sunday

ROCK ISLAND -- Andrew Lekowski, a 2015 graduate of Alleman High School and a cadet at the United State Military Academy (West Point), will offfer information on West Point and other service academies at a public gathering from 5 to……

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Rhythm City Casino joins fight against breast cancer with donation to Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa

The Rhythm City Casino is doing their part to support the fight against breast cancer here in the Quad Cities. On Friday, November 17, the casino gifted Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa a $10,000 check. The money will go to uninsured and insured women in the Quad Cities and will provide more than 80 screenings and tests to help diagnose cancer. it’s an extremely important gift since 1 in 8 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. “That’s a staggering number. It’s actually 1 in 5 women in Iowa,” said Executive Director Jenny Brinkmeyer. “It’…

Quad-City Times LogoJudge rules Muscatine residents not give all information on GPC settlement

Judge rules Muscatine residents not give all information on GPC settlement

MUSCATINE — A Muscatine County District Court Judge has ruled that residents who signed a settlement over emissions at the Grain Processing Corporation plant were not given complete information from lawyers negotiating the agreement.

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Burlington Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in Friday shots fired call

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Police are looking for a man they say is connected to a shots fired call reported on Friday morning, November 17. According to the Burlington Police Department, officers responded to the 500 block of South 8th Street for reports of shots fired just before 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Police say they found several shell casings near Angular and South 9th St. There were no injuries reported but police were able to gather multiple witness and victim statements. A suspect was developed based on those statements and video surveillance of the area. Later Friday afternoon, offic…

WVIK LogoEvening News for Friday, November 17, 2017

Evening News for Friday, November 17, 2017

tonight's headlines: after two years of construction the new Savanna-Sabula bridge opens, Davenport looks at restoring two-way traffic to two major downtown streets, and Madison Keys returns home to continue her fight against bullying. Cloudy with showers and fog, low near 40, Breezy with rain on Saturday, and falling temperatures.

WQAD.com LogoMarines head to to Toys “R” Us aisles to buy toys for kids

Marines head to to Toys “R” Us aisles to buy toys for kids

MOLINE, Illinois-- Quad City Marines are filling up shopping carts for the annual Toys for Tots Drive. Toys for Tots is going on it's 70th year and has helped hundreds of families here bring holiday cheer to their homes. This year, toy drive organizers are seeing an increase in the number of families registering for gifts. "Starting our third week of registration and we already have 200 more families this year than we did last year," says U.S Marine Toys for Tots organizer, Alice Ramos. Registration is underway and families have until December 2nd to sign up. Sign up is from 9 a.m to 5 p.m Th…

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Grad turns over birthday money to playground fund

EAST MOLINE — The family of a Black Hawk Area Education District graduate decided he didn't need any birthday presents for his 30th birthday, so asked for donations to the school's playground fund instead.

WQAD.com LogoTime capsule from 1982 found bolted to Seattle’s Space Needle

Time capsule from 1982 found bolted to Seattle’s Space Needle

SEATTLE -- Open it! Open it! Construction workers renovating the Space Needle's Observation Deck discovered a 35-year-old time capsule earlier this week. On Friday, crews cut through a wall to get to the container that was bolted to a beam on the Observation Deck. Its contents were revealed by current and former Space Needle team members who were on hand when the time capsule was installed in 1982. The capsule contained historic documents, photographs, art and even a master key to all the original locks at the Space Needle. Space Needle time capsule OPEN! pic.twitter.com/bBUQdB3e8V &mdash…

Quad-City Times LogoRetailers have high hopes for holiday season

Retailers have high hopes for holiday season

Mitch Dettman had already found success in Iowa City with his men's apparel store, The Full Kit, when he decided to expand to downtown Davenport.

Quad-Cities Online LogoRock Island County Courthouse eligible for National Register of Historic Places

Rock Island County Courthouse eligible for National Register of Historic Places

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Preservation Society said a preliminary assessment of the county courthouse has determined it is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Quad-Cities acknowledging/helping those who care for wounded service members

The metropolitan Quad-Cities announced its support on Friday for those who care for service members at home after they have been wounded or injured.

WQAD.com LogoMadison Keys returns to Rock Island to lead anti-bullying assembly

Madison Keys returns to Rock Island to lead anti-bullying assembly

[ ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- Rock Island native Madison Keys returned to the Quad Cities to take a break from tennis and talk about bullying. Keys is a professional tennis player who made her first trip to the finals of the U.S. Open in September. She's also a 22-year-old who's faced her share of online attacks. "I've been getting it since the first day I signed up for Twitter and Instagram. It's obviously worse after matches that I lose, and for the longest time I would just stay silent about it, not do anything, not say anything really. It felt like there were no steps forward with creating a…

WVIK LogoNew Mississippi River Bridge Connects Sabula & Savanna

New Mississippi River Bridge Connects Sabula & Savanna

The new Savanna Sabula Bridge over the Mississippi River officially opens tonight. This afternoon, the Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the $80 million bridge.

WQAD.com LogoVideo shows pair stealing freezer compressor from Moline Whitey’s

Video shows pair stealing freezer compressor from Moline Whitey’s

MOLINE, Illinois -- Moline Police are looking for information on a pair seen on video stealing a freezer compressor from Whitey's Ice Cream. According to Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities, it was discovered stolen from the Whitey's location on 41st St. in Moline on Thursday, November 16. Video shows a white standard cab Ford F150 pulling into the parking lot before two males got out, leaving the driver inside the truck. Police say one suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a neon yellow hooded sweatshirt. The pair is seen loading the compressor into the bed of …

WQAD.com LogoTrio accused of home invasion and threats found guilty in federal court

Trio accused of home invasion and threats found guilty in federal court

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Three men from the Illinois Quad Cities were found guilty in federal court this week for their roles in a home invasion where they threatened to shoot pregnant women and children. Deaunta Tyler, 29 and Dalvent Jackson, 24, both of East Moline – and Ledell Tyler, 35, of Silvis – are all scheduled to be sentenced in March after a jury found them guilty of attempted robbery, discharging a firearm during a robbery and being felons in possession of firearms. According to court records, the three broke into a Rock Island home on the night of Jan. 7 in search…

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28th Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner at Martin Luther King Jr. Center

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is delighted to invite Quad City citizens to its 28th Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 19. This year's dinner will be held at the King' Center, located at 630 - 9th……

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Rock Island's 30th Street /14th Avenue Public Space Plan Nov. 29

Public Meeting Information to be held November 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Kavanaugh’s Hill Top Tavern, 1228 30th St, Rock Island.

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Christmas at the Mill Area/ Fulton Christmas Walk Dec. 1

Volunteer Millers and Educators of the de Immigrant Windmill area will be hosting various activities to celebrate the approaching Christmas Season. During the annual Fulton Christmas Walk on Friday, December 1, some unique activities will be offered. Miller Claus will……

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Illinois State Police urges safe driving during busy holiday travel

Click It or Ticket Campaign in Full Gear…

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QC Joins Hidden Heroes Campaign

The Quad Cities has joined a national program to honor, and help, people who take care of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. "Hidden Heroes" supports military caregivers, is sponsored nationwide by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and already has chapters in more than 100 cities.

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The first-ever “iHeart Saving Lives Blood Drive” is Nov. 24-25

Davenport, Iowa – Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is partnering with iHeart Media to promote the “iHeart Saving Lives Blood Drive” this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Blood donors across the Quad-Cities’ region are invited to help kick off the Season of……

WQAD.com LogoA wintry mix…even a change over to snow is still on track for Saturday

A wintry mix…even a change over to snow is still on track for Saturday

Rain will continue from time to time as we go through the overnight hours, when amounts will range between a quarter to a half an inch. The rain will continue through Saturday morning, but given the sharp drop in temperatures aloft during this period a mix to even a brief change over to snow is still expected.  This is very similar to last Saturday when the rain changed over to a burst of snow producing a small grass covering in spots.  We’ll likely see that again with the better chances more north and west of the Quad Cities where amounts could add up to an inch.  Roads will be wet …

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New Savanna-Sabula bridge opens

The U.S. 52-Illinois 64 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Savanna, Illinois, and Sabula, Iowa, opened to traffic Friday.

WQAD.com LogoMan gets $3.9 million bill, realizes it’s actually his social security number

Man gets $3.9 million bill, realizes it’s actually his social security number

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. -- Is this my bill or my phone number?! Neither. It's your social security number. A Wisconsin man recently received a student loan bill that indicated he owed nearly $4 million. "I almost had a heart attack," Robert Theis told WITI. "I was like, 'Whoa, what's going on?'" Theis owed $3,000 to Federal Perkins Loan. Like most colleges, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outsources collections to a third-party. In this case, Heartland ECSI was handling the debt collection. Theis recently checked his balance and his amount owed suddenly ballooned to over $4 million. "People were …

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Girl Power: Madison Keys Hosts Anti-Bullying Assembly

2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys returned home Friday to host an anti-bullying assembly at Augustana College in partnership with the non-profit organization FearlesslyGiRL.

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Western District Library upcoming events

We now have a drive-up book and media return in the alley behind the library! Return items any time. “Media” are non-book items: video games, music CDs, DVDs, and CD books.

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Salvation Army Angel Tree locations

Davenport, IA – The Salvation Army is the seeking toys to save Christmas for thousands of less fortunate children in the Quad Cities. The Salvation Army encourages people to add just one more child to their Christmas list…a child in……

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Police pursuit through farm fields and into Muscatine caught on camera

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A police chase that started in rural Muscatine County and continued into the city resulted in minor injuries to an officer and the arrest of the vehicle's driver. The chase was captured on video and shared on social media by several individuals, including one farmer who shot the video from inside the cab of a tractor. The video below was shot by Reid Harris who was driving a piece of farm equipment along a gravel lane when he saw police pursuing a pickup truck through a harvested field. According to the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office, it all started when deputies attemp…

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Three-degree guarantee check presented to Hand-in-Hand QC

October was a great month for the Three-Degree Guarantee. Tom Pospisil from Eriksen Chevrolet presented a $480 check to "Hand in Hand QC" on Thursday, November 16th. Every time StormTrack 8 gets a forecast temperature within three degrees, local charities get $20 that add up throughout the month.

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Celebrate the season and spirit at Family Museum WinterFest

Bettendorf — The Family Museum will continue its tradition of WinterFest on Sunday, December 3, from noon – 5:00 pm. There will be a host of joyful family activities for everyone including dance performances from the Family Museum Dance Company,……

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Scott County supervisors limit fireworks

The Scott County Board of Supervisors suspended the rules and voted to amend the fireworks ordinance on second reading at Thursday’s regular meeting.

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3rd Annual That Dam Shopping Trip on Small Business Saturday

Over $1,000 in Prizes for Shop Hop on Small Business Saturday…

WQAD.com LogoWife of Alabama Senate candidate Moore says he won’t quit

Wife of Alabama Senate candidate Moore says he won’t quit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday her husband won’t quit the race in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted young women years ago. Standing on the white marble steps of the state Capitol, Kayla Moore was joined by several dozen women at a rally supporting Moore as she spoke in defense of her husband. The couple has been married for more than 32 years, and Kayla Moore said her Army veteran husband has always been a gentleman. “He will not step down. He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama,” said Kayla M…

WQAD.com LogoPennsylvania man buried with two cheesesteaks as part of dying wish

Pennsylvania man buried with two cheesesteaks as part of dying wish

PLAINS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man with a sense of humor and fondness for cheesesteaks got his dying wish. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Richard Lussi, from Plains Township, was a fan of Philadelphia sports teams and Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteaks.  Lussi apparently told family members he wanted to be buried with two cheesesteaks just in case he got hungry in the afterlife. Richard’s son Dominic Lussi told the Inquirer that when asked what he wanted to take with him when he died, his father replied, “What do you think? Pat’s cheesesteak!” Lussi’s only ot…

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Share Your Photos: Festival of Trees Parade

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment DAVENPORT, Iowa — For the 25th year the Festival of Trees Parade will hit the downtown as the kickoff to the holiday event. Click here to view the 2017 Parade Route Share your photos – the best parts of the parade, selfies, and more!…

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Which Davenport streets will close for Festival of Trees Parade

2017 Festival of Trees Parade DAVENPORT, Iowa — A few streets will be closed downtown in preparation for, and during, the annual Festival of Trees Holiday Parade. The parade is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th. A map of the parade shows that the route starts at 3rd Street and Pershing Avenue, runs westward, takes a south turn on Scott Street, turns eastward onto 2nd Street and finishes at Iowa Street. The streets along the parade route will be closed. Click here to share photos from the parade.

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Moline High School Annual Share Joys Campaign

The Moline High School Share Joys campaign will take place December 11 – 15. This year’s events will kick off with a Donut Eating Contest, sponsored by Donut Delight, on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 a.m. in the East Gym……

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Celebrate the Season Nov. 26 with "Museum Store Sunday"

Davenport, Iowa (November 16, 2017) – On Sunday, November 26 more than 300 museum and cultural institutions from three continents, five countries and 47 states will participate in Museum Store Sunday – a day meant to spotlight shopping at cultural……

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2018 Student Holocaust Essay and Visual Art Contests due Feb. 1

ROCK ISLAND, IL - The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a call for entries for the "Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest" and the "Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest" which are open……

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Health Department staff celebrates National Home Health Care Month

The Henry and Stark Health Department announces that November is National Home Health Care Month. Tabatha Eiselstein, MSN RN Director of Home Care with the Health Department, believes this is a great way to focus attention on the thousands of……

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Medicare Open Enrollment: Choosing the Part D Plan Best for You

The Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is reminding Iowans of the Medicare Open Enrollment period which is currently underway and ends December 7.

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164M+ to hit the stores Thanksgiving weekend

Just like the turkey leftovers, the biggest shopping weekend of the year will stretch through the entire Thanksgiving weekend and into Cyber Monday.

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Palmer and Metro Lab team up for free health care to QC veterans Nov. 18

The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics are joining with Metropolitan Medical Laboratory in a unique co-sponsorship effort to provide free Hemoglobin A1C tests (for diabetes) at the QC Veterans Outreach event on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to……

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Improve Brain Function with the Colona Library

Concerned about your memory? Just not feeling as sharp as you used to? The Colona Public Library offers free access to BrainHQ to anyone holding a Colona Library card. BrainHQ is a program consisting of enjoyable online exercises that have……

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The Nutcracker is coming Dec. 9 & 10

Nutcracker Tickets are on Sale Now!…

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QC Botanical Center announces Holiday Light Display

Quad City Botanical Center announces Winter Nights, Winter Lights Holiday light display…

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Turkey and Food Basket Giveaway Nov. 18 at QC Veterans Outreach Center

Turkey & Food Basket Giveaway to be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at the QC Veterans Outreach Center, 250 W. 35th Street, Davenport. "Our One Year Anniversary"…

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Utah school bus driver fired for taking students to school after crashing

PRICE, Utah -- A school bus driver in Price, Utah, could face charges after police said he took kids to school on a crashed bus. Price Police Chief Kevin Drolc said the driver crashed into a cement barrier near a canal Wednesday morning, then took off and kept driving his route. Upset parents said the school district failed to notify them of the incident, and that their children rode to school in an unsafe situation. As Brent and Kimberlee Innes drove behind the bus Wednesday, they noticed the damage. “I was like, ‘Wow… how is this even happening?!’” Brent told KSTU. Having just dro…

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Pringles recreates Thanksgiving dinner with eight new chip flavors

It’s the greatest, most filling meal of the year — and junk food wants in on the action. Pringles has created eight new chip flavors in a combination that’s “deliciously close to the real thing.” “While the dinner is not available for retail sale this season, who knows what the future of Pringles stacking and snacking will bring,” the company said in a press release. The tray includes the following flavors: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green bean casserole, mac and cheese and pumpkin pie. Pringles even has suggested ‘chip sandwich…





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