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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

WQAD.com LogoThe Score Sunday – Rock Island SB, Hawkeye Football, FCA

The Score Sunday – Rock Island SB, Hawkeye Football, FCA

The Score sunday features the Rock Island girls softball team after they sweep Moline to improve to 6-0 in Western Big 6 play.  Tom Kakert talks about the Iowa football team after their spring game.  Black Hawk Baseball Caoch Arnie Chavera wins game 400, but talks about his impact on his players. …

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Jewish Americans invites Holocaust survivor for remembrance program in Davenport

DAVENPORT--As the community reflects on the millions of lives lost during the holocaust, Doris Fogel is working to redefine what it means to be a survivor during this year’s Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Program Sunday, April 23. "If I had to say why me, I would say why was I so lucky that when the bombs fell that I wasn't killed. That’s the only why me I would say,” says Fogel as she retold the story of how her family fled her home country Germany to go to an internment camp in Shanghai China. Fogel, a frequent speaker at the Holocaust Museum in Chicago, was the guest speaker for t…

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Holocaust survivor talks about life in Chinese internment camp

It was 1939 when Doris Fogel, who was born in 1934 in Berlin, began her eight years of living in a Chinese internment camp.

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The government could shut down this Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congress has less than a week left to approve a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The Trump administration wants that bill to include funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, raising concerns that Trump's signature campaign promise could bring the government to a halt. "We are going to build a great border wall," the then-candidate Trump told crowd after crowd on the campaign trail. Those comments would often be followed by deafening chants of, "Build the wall! Build the wall!" But that wall comes at a price. If any government funds are to be used in building th…

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96% of Trump voters say they’d do it again, despite the president’s 42% approval rating

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- It's been awhile since there's been a focus on polling, but as President Trump hits the 100 days mark this week, all eyes are on the numbers. The new ABC-Washington Post poll shows 42% of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president. That's the lowest of any president at this point in their term in the poll's history. But, 96% of those who voted for Trump, say they'd do it again. The president reacted to the latest polls, calling them "very good," considering "much of the media is fake and negative." New polls out today are very good considering that much of th…

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Who's in the news? Christina McDonough

Christina McDonough, staff resident at the Scott County Health Department, has been awarded an Iowa Walking College Fellowship.

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Bettendorf kicks off family walk, run and bike event

Bettendorf-- The Bettendorf Walk and Roll event kicked off April 23rd at Whitey's Ice Cream on Devil's road. People of all ages then walked, ran, or rode on trails throughout town. Organizers say it's a great way for people to learn about the trails. "It's to get families interested in the different trails that we have, let them know where the different trails are, just basically trying to get trail usage," says Janette Harrington, Bettendorf Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Chair. Free-ice cream certificates were given away to the first 50 kids to Whitey's Ice Cream. Harrington says they wil…

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QC volleyball players raise money for abused dogs

MOLINE-- Locally the Quad City area has had some problems with dog fighting rings this year. But animal rights group AAVENGE has been committing themselves to educate and prevent dog fighting. "Of course there's a problem with dog fighting here in the quad cities and there has been for many many years and last year at this time we had the big dog fighting bust in Rock Island where sixty dogs were taken," says founder of AAVENGE Cindy VanLandegen. The non-profit group has made it their mission to raise money for dogs who have been abused and neglected. On April 23 they held their 7th annual "…

Quad-City Times LogoAlbany man dies in Whiteside County accident

Albany man dies in Whiteside County accident

An Albany, Illinois, man was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday in a single pickup-truck rollover crash on Meredosia Road near Bunker Hill Road in Whiteside County.

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One person dead, another injured in rollover crash

ALBANY, Illinois– One person is dead and another is injured after a rollover crash near Albany. Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd, Whiteside County officials responded to a crash on Meredosia Road near Bunker Hill Road. Police say a pickup truck didn’t make the turn, instead, heading into a ditch and rolling multiple times before finally coming to a stop. The driver, 41-year-old Kit RB Wilson of Albany was ejected. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The 21-year-old passenger was treated on scene for minor injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investi…

WQAD.com LogoFire destroys Bettendorf house

Fire destroys Bettendorf house

BETTENDORF, Iowa– Fire crews spent 40 minutes battling flames coming from a home on the 1100 block of Meadow Lane Drive this morning. The Bettendorf Fire Department arrived to a house engulfed in flames around 8:40 this morning. The fire was extinguished by 9:20. All occupants of the house were able to escape uninjured. Officials haven’t submitted a damage estimate yet, and there is still no word on what caused the fire. The Red Cross was called to the home.

Quad-City Times LogoMichigan man dies in I-74 crash in Rock Island County

Michigan man dies in I-74 crash in Rock Island County

A Michigan man was killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 in Rock Island County.

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Red Cross assists at early-morning house fire in Bettendorf

The American Red Cross assisted residents at a Bettendorf home after a fire early Sunday.

Quad-City Times LogoTwo years later, UT grad still recovering from electric shock in Bettendorf

Two years later, UT grad still recovering from electric shock in Bettendorf

Within a matter of seconds in the summer of 2015, Trevor Anderson’s life took a drastic turn.

WQAD.com LogoMonday’s weather will help beat the Monday Blues

Monday’s weather will help beat the Monday Blues

It was a stunning Sunday, and the sky will remain clear for Sunday night. Lows will be on the chilly side in the lower 40s. The sunshine and warm weather will continue into Monday with highs back in the mid 70s. It will be a bit breezy at times with a nice southerly wind. While more cloud cover will pass through on Tuesday, we’ll manage to get back into the 70s. The afternoon will be dry, but a cold front will be bringing some showers and a few storms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. As of now, it looks like the wet weather will stay through Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday mo…

Quad-City Times LogoWeek in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

Week in Review: Here are some stories you may have missed last week

1. End of hope…

Quad-City Times LogoOut & About: I Love The ’90s Tour

Out & About: I Love The ’90s Tour

A crowd loved the tunes at the I Love the ’90s Tour, featuring Salt-N-Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC, on Saturday, April 15, at the iWireless Center in Moline.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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Meetings list for Monday, April 24, 2017

Cambridge Village Board, 6 p.m. at village hall, 124 W. Exchange St.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township’s offense scores runs in bunches

United Township’s offense scores runs in bunches

United Township beats Galesburg 15-0 and 12-0 to stay tied for first at 6-0 in WB6 softball.

WQAD.com LogoRock Island sweeps Moline in softball for first time in over 20 years

Rock Island sweeps Moline in softball for first time in over 20 years

Rock island would take game 1, 14-1. Then, the Lady rocks come back to beat Moline in game 2, 5-2. Rock Island is still undefeated in WB6 softball.

WQAD.com LogoMoline baseball stays in first in the WB6 baseball race

Moline baseball stays in first in the WB6 baseball race

Moline sweeps rock Island on the road to improve to 5-1 in the Western Big 6.

WQAD.com LogoMallards fall in game 5 ending series with Fort Wayne

Mallards fall in game 5 ending series with Fort Wayne

Mallards fall in game 5, 3-2. Mallards fall in the series 4-1 to Fort Wayne.

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Today in history for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2017. There are 252 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities Hispanic Chamber celebrates annual gala and reflects on changing political times

Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber celebrates annual gala and reflects on changing political times

BETTENDORF-- Members of the Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are celebrating nine years of service during their annual gala at the QC Waterfront Convention Center Saturday, April 22. While it’s a time to celebrate, chamber members are also taking a moment to reflect on their yearly accomplishments as well as the future ahead. This year the gala is celebrating the startup of their Latina women empowerment group, ELLA, as well as hosting bilingual workshops for small business owners in the Quad Cities. “A lot of what we’re doing at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is supporting t…

Quad-Cities Online LogoJournalist brings focus to Hispanic chamber

Journalist brings focus to Hispanic chamber

BETTENDORF -- Maria Hinojosa works to bring unseen narratives into focus and challenge the mainstream narrative and how it defines people.

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Summer named provost at Augustana

ROCK ISLAND -- Gail Summer will become Augustana College’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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Illinois has endured its share of disasters

Like most states, Illinois has endured its share of disasters during its history. The catastrophes have ranged from natural to man-made, and from industrial to recreational.

WQAD.com LogoTrump working on fulfilling several campaign promises in the upcoming week

Trump working on fulfilling several campaign promises in the upcoming week

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he's looking to fulfill several campaign promises, like a new tax reform plan, as soon as next week. He got the ball rolling Friday with two more executive memos to start rolling back reforms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. The President signed an Executive Order asking the Treasury secretary to review last year's tax regulations. Trump also scheduled a "tax announcement" for next Wednesday. Meantime, the House Intelligence Committee is restarting its probe into possible Russian inte…

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Q-C officials still hear the train a-comin'

Local officials remain confident of restoring passenger train service between Moline and Chicago, even if the timing of the necessary track preparation work remains uncertain.

WQAD.com LogoLocal elementary school raises money for teacher battling brain cancer

Local elementary school raises money for teacher battling brain cancer

BETTENDORF-- When 5th grade teacher Lydia Gatton was recently diagnosed with brain cancer her community showed her nothing but support. "They have all been amazing from the start. Very supportive. I actually had a seizure at school so that was kind of a shock to everyone. Since then I've been working half days but everyone has been here to help me in my classroom," says Gatton. To help her pay for her treatments, Hopewell students and staff decided to have a 5k run. "She's really active, runs a lot and takes really good care of herself. So when she started her treatment we thought, what's a g…

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Local groups plan April 29 Climate Change march

DAVENPORT — The People's Climate Movement QC Rally is planned April 29 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport as a sister march to the March on Climate Change planned in Washington, D.C.

Quad-Cities Online LogoDinosaurs come back to life

Dinosaurs come back to life

The Jurassic Quest Out of Extinction exhibit at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island included ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, more than 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. The Jurassic Quest Out of Extinction exhibit continues from 9 a.m. to 7……

Quad-Cities Online LogoSilvis mayor-elect shows signs of being ready for post

Silvis mayor-elect shows signs of being ready for post

SILVIS -- Among Matt Carter's first official acts as mayor will be taking down a "Reserved Parking for Mayor" sign in the city hall parking lot.

Quad-Cities Online LogoDavenport native gets "extraordinary gift" in new Ruhl play

Davenport native gets "extraordinary gift" in new Ruhl play

This Mother's Day will be extra special for Davenport native Kathleen Ruhl, who plays the lead role in a gift she already got last year from her famous daughter, playwright Sarah Ruhl.

WQAD.com LogoLocal students go bald, raise $11,000 for childhood cancer research

Local students go bald, raise $11,000 for childhood cancer research

ROCK ISLAND– More than 70 local fraternity members at Augustana College spent their Saturday on April 22, 2017 raising awareness for childhood cancer research. The Rho Nu Delta fraternity hosted the event, which invites volunteers to raise money and shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This is the sixth year the fraternity has hosted the event at the Pepsico Recreational Center on campus. More than $11,000 was raised towards their goal of $20,000 just half way through the day of the event. 33 people shaved their heads, and 90 people volunteered at the event.

WQAD.com LogoLocal fraternity goes bald, raises $11,000 for childhood cancer research

Local fraternity goes bald, raises $11,000 for childhood cancer research

ROCK ISLAND– About 90 local fraternity members at Augustana College spent their Saturday on April 22, 2017 raising awareness for childhood cancer research. The Rho Nu Delta fraternity hosted the event, which invites volunteers to raise money and shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This is the sixth year the fraternity has hosted the event at the Pepsico Recreational Center on campus. More than $11,000 was raised towards their goal of $20,000 just half way through the day of the event. 33 people shaved their heads, and 90 people volunteered at the event. One o…

WQAD.com LogoBright and beautiful weather stays for the next few days

Bright and beautiful weather stays for the next few days

It was a gorgeous Saturday! With clear skies and calm winds, temperatures will plummet this Saturday night into the mid 30s. While Sunday will start out very chilly, full blast sunshine will warm us into the lower 70s. Calm weather will remain in place Sunday night with lows in the lower 40s. The work week will also kick off with plenty of sun! Expect the mid 70s for Monday as well as a nice southerly breeze. Some more clouds will roll in on Tuesday, but highs will still manage to make it into the mid 70s. A few isolated showers are possible that evening, but the afternoon will be dry. Heavier…

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Junior League of the QC to host 'Sip Sip Hooray!' fundraiser

The Junior League of the Quad-Cities will host its “Sip Sip Hooray!” fundraiser Thursday at Me & Billy in Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoOne man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

One man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

MOLINE, Illinois– One man is dead and three others are in the hospital after the car they were all traveling in crashed early Saturday morning, April 22nd. It happened on I-74 near mile-marker 5, just before 8 this morning. State police say the car was heading westbound when it left the roadway and entered the center median. They say the driver over-corrected, crossed over both westbound lanes, hit a tree, and ended up in the ditch. The driver, 26-year-old Benjamin Manoa was pronounced dead on scene. Two passengers, Emanual Kitulo and David Kitulo were airlifted to Peoria with life-thre…

Quad-City Times LogoForever Masters program aims to re-engage St. Ambrose graduates

Forever Masters program aims to re-engage St. Ambrose graduates

After Steve Ambrozi graduated with a Master of Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, he just could not close the book on his education.

Quad-City Times LogoBig Story: Ballet Quad-Cities is an unlikely success

Big Story: Ballet Quad-Cities is an unlikely success

The ugly side of ballet doesn't make it on stage.

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Scribble: Farah Marklevits

Writer's Almanac…

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Arbor Day and the Benefits of Trees

Quad-Cities Online LogoBlack Hawk College Digest April 23

Black Hawk College Digest April 23

Enjoy free concerts by BHC music students in May…

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Archaeologist will report on Davenport dig

A presentation on an archaeological dig that was conducted in late 2016 in Davenport will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 44½ Avenue and 15th Street, Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoIowa holds Spring game under the lights, Gervase shines

Iowa holds Spring game under the lights, Gervase shines

Former Assumption standout Jake Gervase has 3 interceptions including a pick 6 in Iowa Spring game.

WQAD.com LogoMallards force Game 5

Mallards force Game 5

Mallards best Fort Wayne in Game 4 in overtime 3-2   See Sam Warning game winner here…

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Lawmakers tackling water quality, medical pot

DES MOINES — After 20 years of sharing control with Democrats at the Iowa Capitol, Republicans this year used their majorities in both the House and Senate to pass landmark legislation for a GOP governor.

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Moline Parks and Recreation giving away trees

MOLINE — Moline Parks and Recreation is bringing the spirit of Johnny Appleseed by giving away trees from 3 to 4 p.m. on Arbor Day, April 28.

Quad-Cities Online LogoSeven AmeriCorps members helping Living Lands & Waters

Seven AmeriCorps members helping Living Lands & Waters

EAST MOLINE — An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is helping Living Lands & Waters through April 27 with wrapping trees in East Moline and removing debris from McKellar Lake, in Tennessee.

WQAD.com LogoPotential Costco store has some worried about traffic on 53rd

Potential Costco store has some worried about traffic on 53rd

DAVENPORT - Costco could be coming to Davenport. It would be the newest edition to the rapidly growing east side. Bushra Rizvi at Once Upon A Child in Davenport remembers when 53rd Street barely had any businesses. "It's changed a lot when I started." said the store's manager. Now there's a strip mall on every corner, creating one of the Quad Cities most congested areas. "It gets a little more nerve wracking to drive on 53rd it reminds me more of Chicago than the Quad Cities," said driver, Julia Sandhaas-Hoke. Rizvi says it got even worse, once the new Rhythm City Casino opened on Elmore Aven…

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Calder joins Great River Bend foundation

BETTENDORF — The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend has named Anne Calder as its new vice president of development.

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Steffen returns to RICo GOP chairmanship

Rock Island County Republican precinct committeemen elected Mike Steffen, of Moline, as the new party chairman for the county in a special election Thursday.

Quad-Cities Online Logo'Faster than NASCAR': Students get inside look at wind farms

'Faster than NASCAR': Students get inside look at wind farms

CAMBRIDGE — Elementary-school students got a closer look at nearby wind farms on the day before Earth Day.

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Moline still working on plan to provide water to other towns

MOLINE — Talks continue with various stakeholders concerning Moline's desire to become a regional distributor of drinking water.

Quad-Cities Online LogoMoline uses coolers to save money, promote its water quality

Moline uses coolers to save money, promote its water quality

MOLINE — The city is hoping to spark water-cooler conversations — about the city water in city hall's new water coolers.

Quad-Cities Online LogoReady, aim, fire! Students compete in catapult egg toss

Ready, aim, fire! Students compete in catapult egg toss

BETTENDORF — On a frigid Friday on a field usually reserved for practicing football, an offbeat engineering challenge came to life.

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Report points way to better mental-health services for Q-C

DAVENPORT — A $50,000 Mental Health Assessment report will be a bargain if it improves the level of care to Quad-Citians, United Way president Scott Crane said Friday.

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Today in history for Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2017. There are 253 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoTrebuchet contest pits high school engineers against gravity

Trebuchet contest pits high school engineers against gravity

BETTENDORF -- Medieval weapons of mass destruction were deployed in a field adjacent to Bettendorf High School on Friday, April 21, but fortunately they weren't launching anything more dangerous than raw eggs. The event was BHS's 10th Annual Trebuchet Competition, which pitted teams from several area high schools against each other to see who could build the best, most accurate trebuchet as a way of showing off their engineering prowess. A trebuchet, for those who don't know, is a fancy French word for catapult. Each trebuchet team was given four shots at a target, using raw large eggs, over …

Quad-City Times LogoRally for Science scheduled for Saturday in Davenport

Rally for Science scheduled for Saturday in Davenport

Area residents have an opportunity to join a national effort at a Rally for Science at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Fejervary Park, 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport.

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Actor Says Blue Collar Workers Are "Essential"

An actor known for playing a postman on the TV show, "Cheers," will remind manufacturers why they are essential. Next week, John Ratzenberger will be the keynote speaker at the first Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference in Bettendorf.

WQAD.com LogoMonsanto unveils $50-million plant expansion in Muscatine

Monsanto unveils $50-million plant expansion in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A $50-million project represents the future of Monsanto in Muscatine. It's a company investing in the Iowa economy to add jobs and make a new product. Seven years of research is represented in a converted warehouse. It's where Monsanto is making what it calls the next generation of weed killer. Monsanto could have put the plant expansion in Louisiana, but it chose Iowa to make Extendimax. "Any time that you can expand and grow your facility, bring additional people to your facility, it's a great day for the community," said Plant Manager Shawn Schrader, on Friday, April 21.

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10 names topping list for April the giraffe’s calf

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe’s baby boy still needs a name. Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York turned the naming process into a fundraising effort. Votes are $1. Proceeds go to the park, giraffe conservation efforts and a fund named for the park owners’ daughter that helps local families with medical expenses. The now-famous giraffe gave birth to her fourth calf on Saturday as people around the world were glued to their computers watching the live feed. The giraffe cam will come down this week, the park said. In no particular order, here are the names topping…

WQAD.com LogoZoning regulations creating barrier for homeless services in Davenport

Zoning regulations creating barrier for homeless services in Davenport

DAVENPORT - A zoning issue is at the heart of a dispute between a relocated church trying to serve the homeless and city leaders that say their new location is inappropriate. "Just by the nature of their sign and what it stated... that they provide homeless services told us that they were not in compliance with the code," said Matt Flynn, zoning administrator. There is a separate code called Planned Institutional District – Housing and Supporting Services, or PID-HSS, for places providing housing and supportive services for the homeless. "It would require a management plan that outlines …

WQAD.com LogoYOUR HEALTH: Using your DNA to diagnose your health

YOUR HEALTH: Using your DNA to diagnose your health

DANVILLE, Pennsylvania – Researchers are examining the smallest details of your health to help improve life's biggest problems. Testing your DNA can uncover genes with the potential to become a real health risk. Ividalis Gomez has rheumatoid arthritis and wants to find ways to ease not only her pain but to help her kids and grandkids. "I always used to say that it`s a pain that if you get hit, you can rub the pain away, but this pain is inside and you can`t just rub it away. I think once we know the results from mom, they probably want to jump aboard," says Gomez. A new study at Geisinger H…

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Report: QC Health Providers Need to Work Harder

A new report says healthcare providers in the Quad Cities need to work harder and more efficiently to address mental health and disability needs here.

WQAD.com LogoIllinois groups opposed to landline service legislation

Illinois groups opposed to landline service legislation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — AARP Illinois and consumer-rights groups in the state say they oppose legislation that would allow AT&T to divert its resources away from landlines. The legislation would permit the utility giant to free itself from a legal obligation to provide landline service in areas with old technology. AT&T officials said almost 90 percent of customers have gotten rid of landlines in favor of wireless technology or internet-based communication. AARP Illinois associate state director Andre Jordan said reliable phone service is a basic necessity for all individuals and th…

WQAD.com LogoDriver who left scene of U.S. 61 and West River Drive crash charged

Driver who left scene of U.S. 61 and West River Drive crash charged

DAVENPORT — A two-vehicle crash near the intersection of West River Drive and Interstate 280 the morning of Friday, April 21, sent one man to the hospital and a second facing charges after he fleeing the scene. According to police, a pick up truck driven by Mark Davis, 42, of Davenport, ran through a red light and struck the side of a semi shortly after 6:15 a.m. Davis fled the scene in another vehicle prior to police arriving. A passenger in his vehicle, who police did not identify, was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening…

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New Leader for RI County GOP

Republicans in Rock Island County have a new leader. Thursday night, members of the central committee elected Mike Steffen to replace outgoing county chair Bill Bloom.

WQAD.com LogoIowa Legislature OKs firework sales, sends bill to Branstad

Iowa Legislature OKs firework sales, sends bill to Branstad

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Expect a few more pops and flashes this July Fourth thanks to a final vote Tuesday on legislation allowing fireworks sales in Iowa. The bill approved 56-41 by the Iowa House would legalize consumer-grade fireworks, including bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles. The explosives could be sold from June 1 through July 8 and from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 in permanent structures or tents, though the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency said that the majority of licenses issued will be for temporary retailers. Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign the bill. Aft…

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'Stomp' takes the stage Tuesday at the Adler Theatre

There's no other show in theater quite like "Stomp."…

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River Action Takes On Earth Day Project

For the 33rd year, River Action will celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, the group will partner with the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department to remove invasive weeds from Pigeon Creek Park, east of the Arconic plant.

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10-year-old with autism recorded being arrested at school in Florida

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking to the offic…

WQAD.com LogoSlight spring chill to start the weekend… then warming to follow

Slight spring chill to start the weekend… then warming to follow

Some filtered sunshine for the most part today, but overall not too bad with highs right around the 60 degree mark. We’ll keep this stretch of dry weather going for a little bit longer before those rain chances start appearing next week. Little change in the Saturday forecast compared to today as overnight lows will dip around 40 degree with daytime highs just above 60. Skies will not only stay fairly bright Saturday but continue right through Monday before showers return in our skies later Tuesday. The change will expect to see during this period will be a more zonal or west to east flo…

Quad-City Times LogoAppeals court denies Blagojevich request for 3rd sentencing

Appeals court denies Blagojevich request for 3rd sentencing

CHICAGO — A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, dashing one of the Democrat's last hopes of getting out of prison before he has served his full 14-year sentence……

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Court Denies Blagojevich 3rd Sentencing

A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, dashing one of the Democrat's last hopes of getting out of prison before he has served his full 14-year sentence for corruption.

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NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Weaving Your Own Masterpiece

Just because I am off on Friday, April 21st does not mean our weekly "Nailed It Or Failed It" segment cannot continue! Last time I was off, we brought in Chuck Gillespie from ArtsyBug Studio in Moline to show Jonathan Ketz and Jesyka Dereta how to paint without paint brushes. This time around, we brought in Designer and Creator, Sarah Marx, who works with Crafted QC in Davenport. Crafted QC is a store located at 217 East Second Street in Downtown Davenport and features more than 100 artists, including Sarah. Besides being a store, they host several different kinds of art classes. For a full …

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: No rain, Drake Relays qualifiers and Earth Day help needed

Noon update: No rain, Drake Relays qualifiers and Earth Day help needed

WQAD.com LogoPitcher Jon Lester offers dad’s personal seats to viral crying Cubs fan

Pitcher Jon Lester offers dad’s personal seats to viral crying Cubs fan

CHICAGO — Dreams are coming true for a 9-year-old Cubs fan in Indiana. Kolt received Cubs tickets from his dad for all his hard work on his family’s farm, and his emotional reaction went viral on Twitter.  Surprised with @Cubs tickets for working hard at school, on the farm, and on the baseball field ⚾️ He may or may not be their biggest fan! pic.twitter.com/EVsufB5cSF — Hannah Himes (@HannahHimes) April 16, 2017 Players from the team are even taking notice of the boy’s passion. First baseman Anthony Rizzo offered him batting practice passes, and now, Jon Lester is upp…

WQAD.com LogoNo license plates, young ‘wife’: Tipster explains what spurred him to call police

No license plates, young ‘wife’: Tipster explains what spurred him to call police

YREKA, California (CNN) -- Tad Cummins was an intensely sought fugitive, trumpeted from coast to coast as the Tennessee teacher accused of running off with his 15-year-old student. But before his capture this week, he and the young woman he called his wife slipped into a remote Northern California community unrecognized and Cummins passed himself off for days as a down-on-his luck Colorado man who'd just lost his job and home, according to the man who eventually tipped off police. Cummins was arrested -- and the girl was found safe -- Thursday outside a cabin in Cecilville, California, ending…

WQAD.com LogoGOP lawmakers in Iowa OK bill defunding Planned Parenthood

GOP lawmakers in Iowa OK bill defunding Planned Parenthood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has approved a budget bill that would give up millions in federal Medicaid money to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 28-21 Thursday night along party lines for the roughly $1.7 billion health and human services budget bill. The House approved the bill Wednesday. It now heads to Gov. Terry Branstad. The legislation would create a state-run family planning program that excludes organizations that provide abortions. Iowa would give up federal Medicaid money and instead spend about $3.1 million in state dol…

WVIK LogoAugustana Hires New Provost

Augustana Hires New Provost

Augustana College has hired its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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Rock Island seeks input on HUD money priorities

ROCK ISLAND — City officials are seeking suggestions on how to spend federal Department of Housing and Urban Development grant money.

WQAD.com LogoWoman says viral video showing her overdosing saved her life

Woman says viral video showing her overdosing saved her life

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. – Video of a Wisconsin woman sitting unresponsive, mouth agape, as she overdosed in the driver's seat of her car later went viral – and she credits the video with giving her a second chance at life. "I've always been a 'good kid,'" Katrina Henry told WITI. "I don't drink. I like to paint. I like to draw. I work out. I was a cheerleader throughout high school. I had an internship. I did research with my professor, and always had at least two jobs. I would have considered myself a very successful person," Henry said. Katrina Henry If you could hear how that pict…

WVIK LogoTruck Parking on the Davenport Riverfront ?

Truck Parking on the Davenport Riverfront ?

After years of trying to re-gain control of the riverfront, Davenport may lease a section for truck parking.

WVIK LogoMonsanto Expands in Muscatine

Monsanto Expands in Muscatine

Two years and 50 million dollars later, Monsanto will celebrate the completion of a major expansion at its plant in Muscatine. A ribbon cutting will be held Friday morning.

WQAD.com LogoUS 61 reopened after crash near I-280 in Davenport

US 61 reopened after crash near I-280 in Davenport

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment DAVENPORT — US 61 has been reopened after a crash closed a portion of it early Friday morning. Initial reports indicated that first responders were sent to the crash on US 61 near Interstate 280 shortly after 6 a.m. At 6:40 a.m. the Iowa Department of Transportation announced that Business US 61 was closed between County Road Y48 and I-280. By 7:12 a.m. the Iowa DOT said the roadway was reopen to traffic.  …

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Blaser’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

The Pledge from Mrs. Blaser’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

MONMOUTH, Illinois — Third graders in Mrs. Blaser's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Monmouth United West Elementary. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge…

WQAD.com LogoUtah girl shot in the head during robbery: ‘I am tougher than a bullet’

Utah girl shot in the head during robbery: ‘I am tougher than a bullet’

SALT LAKE CITY -- Nine weeks after she was found in a dry canal with a gunshot wound to the head, Deserae Turner and her family spoke to media as the 14-year-old fighter was released from Primary Children's Hospital Thursday. “What a great day,” Matt Turner, Deserae's father, said. “Because of the love and care of so many, we are taking our beautiful and courageous daughter home today. Nine weeks ago we did not know if this was possible, words cannot express our joy and gratitude to so many on this special day." Deserae Turner speaks to media as she returns home from Primary Children's …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Chilly, Costco, riverfront hotels and forging charges

Rick's Six: Chilly, Costco, riverfront hotels and forging charges

1. Sun in some form through the weekend…

Quad-City Times LogoCllinton Police: Social media threat on high school 'not credible'

Cllinton Police: Social media threat on high school 'not credible'

Clinton Police have determined that a threatening post made on social media directed at Clinton High School students and staff is "not credible."…

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

WQAD.com Logo19-year-old shot north of Dahl Ford

19-year-old shot north of Dahl Ford

DAVENPORT- Police are investigating another shooting in the city. It happened at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in the 3700 block of Esplanade Avenue, north of Dahl Ford and near The Gallery Lounge. Police say a 19 year-old showed up at Genesis East with a non-life threatening gun shot wound when they were in route to the hosptial. No arrests have been made. If you have any information on the shooting, you're asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or send a tip through the "CityConnect Davenport, IA" app.

Quad-City Times LogoRiver Action offers Earth Day volunteer opportunities

River Action offers Earth Day volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with Earth Week activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, sponsored by River Action.

Quad-City Times LogoRiver Action's Fish, Fire event is April 28

River Action's Fish, Fire event is April 28

River Action Inc., Davenport, will host its 15th annual Fish & Fire Friendraiser on Friday, April 28, at Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport, featuring a catfish fry, live music, a silent auction and presentation of the Eddy……

WQAD.com LogoPanthers send 17 to the next level

Panthers send 17 to the next level

Boys Basketball Tray Buchanan – University of North Dakota Bowling Leah Samuelson-Burkeybile – Maryville College Boys & Girls Soccer Sandra Camarillo – Augustana College Lexi Garza – University of Dubuque Samantha Stevens – Scott Community College Mohamed Diallo – Scott Community College Softball Brittni LaFountaine – Illinois State University Kaitlyn Markin – Central Missouri State University Samantha Miner – Spoon River Community College Tristan Bautista – Augustana College Alexus Coleman – Black Hawk Community College Taylor Workheiser – Black Hawk Community Co…

WQAD.com LogoYoung Pioneers in Western Big 6 race

Young Pioneers in Western Big 6 race

The young Pioneers have arrived in the Western Big 6.  Alleman sits in a 3 way tie at 3-1 in conference with showdown with Quincy looming.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County bests Galva in LTC showdown

Mercer County bests Galva in LTC showdown

Mercer County scores 8 in the 1st on their way to a 10-1 win over Galva.  The Golden Eagles are now 7-1 in LTC and 14-2 overall.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption soccer bests Alleman

Assumption soccer bests Alleman

Assumption races past Alleman 3-0 to earn their 4th straight win.

WQAD.com LogoWork begins for East Moline’s ‘The Bend’ project

Work begins for East Moline’s ‘The Bend’ project

EAST MOLINE - The city is taking a vacant site and turning it into a $75 million project. The doubters are being proven wrong, "I'm really glad and vindicated when people said it's not going to happen and here we are today breaking ground," said Mayor John Thodos. An empty field is a new chapter for East Moline. "This is a project beyond anything we`ve seen for a very long time," said Darin Girdler, City Administrator. On Thursday, April 20th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to may way for 'The Bend', a $75 million project that will become three apartment complexes and two Hyatt Hotels.The…





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