Thursday, December 8th, 2016
CHICAGO (KWQC) – The World Series celebration for the Chicago Cubs continues.
Now that the Cubs have the World Series trophy in their possession, they want to share it with the fans. The trophy will be going on tour with multiple stops throughout Illinois and Iowa and even a few in Indiana. The tour starts on Friday, Dec. 9 at the official Cubs Team Store.
According to the website for the Chicago Cubs, the tour is planning a stop in the Quad Cities. However, they have yet to provide any details on exactly when or where. We’ll provide updates as soon as we have them, so stay tuned t
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We have a problem in America today with the death penalty not being used. If a person has taken a life, he must have his life taken. God has commanded us in Exodus 21:12, "He that smiteth a man. so…
SILVIS, Illinois — The 2016 John Deere Classic has been named the PGA Tour’s 2016 Tournament of the Year. It was named at the annual Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The 46th annual Classic was also awarded first place for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media Activation.
The John Deere Classic helped raise a tournament record of $10.54 million for charity, a nearly $2 million increase from its previous year. The Wednesday evening concert by country music star Jake Owen contributed $500,000 to the charity’s bottom line. Since 1971, the tournament’s charity
SILVIS, Ill. (KWQC) – It’s considered one of the must-see events of the Quad Cities and apparently the PGA agrees. The John Deere Classic was named the PGA’s 2016 Tournament of the Year. The 2016 tournament also received first place awards for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media Activation.
“The Tournament of the Year Award represents the great work of the John Deere Classic board of directors, staff, our 1,700 incredible volunteers, our 491 participating charities,” said tournament director Clair Peterson in a news release issued Thurs. Dec. 8, 2016.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.
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Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95.
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Temperatures will hover around the 20 degree mark for most of the evening before some high thin clouds allow the mercury to drop back in the teens. Winds won’t be as strong but enough to keep wind chills in the single digits.
On Friday, I’m looking at a more partly sunny sky but still on the cold side with daytime highs just over the 20 degree mark.
Now come the weekend and the anticipated winter storm that will an affect on parts of the Midwest. The timing is guarantee to arrive starting Saturday night into Sunday. Once again, the track of the storm is going to be the key an
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn died surrounded by family at a medical center in Columbus Ohio, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake confirmed Thursday.
He was 95 years old.
Glenn was hospitalized at Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital for more than a week before his passing. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University told WJW that didn’t necessarily mean Glenn had cancer.
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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Former Ohio Senator and Astronaut John Glenn has died at the age of 95, according to a statement from Ohio State President Michael Drake.
A source close to the Glenn family confirms that Glenn, 95, had been hospitalized since late last week and that he was gravely ill. His family had been with him since that time.
Glenn was born in New Concord, Ohio, on July 18, 1921. He started his life as a small-town Midwestern boy, and his beloved wife, Annie, was at his side for all of it.
Their parents were best friends, and the pair met in a playpen as infants.
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UPDATE (2:57pm): The eastbound lanes of I 96 are open again.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — At least two people are dead in a series of accidents that involved 30 to 40 cars and semi trucks.
That’s according to the Michigan State Police.
The pile up is happened along Interstate 96 near Fowlerville, which is east of Lansing.
The road is closed at Okemos, a few miles west of Fowlerville.
6 News has a crew at the scene. We’ll continue to update this story on air and online.
The pile up is the worst of a series of accidents that have closed roads and exits across
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – With some snow in the weekend forecast, the City of Davenport is getting ready. Crews were out pre-treating roads with a salt brine Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016.
Meteorologist Kevin Phelps says salt lowers the freezing point to minus 6 degrees, instead of the usual 32 degrees. He says salt is popular because it’s cheap and abundantly available. Sugar and rubbing alcohol can also lower the freezing point.
One thing to keep in mind, when the temperature drops below minus 6 degrees, the treatment won’t work. That’s why bridges, which are cooled both from
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them…
The “Fisher Price Happy Hour Playset” has gone viral on Facebook — but it’s not a real thing, the company has confirmed in a statement.
In the altered photo, the playset is shown including a bar, barstools, beer bottles, and other accessories. The altered photo was shared on social media earlier this week where it quickly went viral.
Many people shared the photo on Fisher Price’s Facebook page, forcing the company to issue a statement:
“Please know that this product is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price.”
It remains unclear
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NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
EAST MOLINE -- A late morning fire in an Avenue of the Cities home left a family's dog dead, but no people were reported injured.
DAVENPORT, Iowa –
An Iowa lawmaker will be dividing his time between Des Moines and the dugout in 2017.
Iowa Sen. Roby Smith, (R) Davenport, is becoming co-owner of the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Smith is joining managing partner Dave Heller to operate the baseball team.
“I represent the Quad Cities at the Statehouse,” Smith said. “This is a way I can be even more involved in the community.”
Community outreach is a big factor that attracted the two-term lawmaker.
“They help different organizations raise money,” he continued. “They give their ti
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois— City Limits Bar and Grill hosted a breakfast fundraiser Thursday, December 8, to raise money to repair the Civil War Monument that once stood in front of the Rock Island County Courthouse.
The statue features the names of 450 soldiers from Rock Island County who served during the Civil war.
The monument tipped over back in 2014 causing chunks of the statue to break off, a committee was later formed by the Rock Island Sheriff’s Department in 2015 to manage the repairs.
The plan is to build a replica of the statue in bronze and to find a new home fo
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge in Illinois has refused to move Aaron Schock’s corruption case from Springfield to Peoria at the former congressman’s request.
The 35-year-old Schock is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents’ dollars. The (Peoria) Journal Star reported Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough said in her opinion that keeping the case in Springfield doesn’t hurt Schock, but that it could delay other cases she is hearing.
Schock requested the move
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a…
The 90-minute version of Handel's "Messiah" will be performed 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. The 250-member Handel Oratorio Society performs with a professional chamber orchestra and soloists Mary Wilson, soprano;…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they don’t want former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock’s corruption case moved from Springfield to Peoria.
Schock last month requested the move, arguing that the court in Peoria was more convenient and appropriate for his case. The 35-year-old Schock is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents’ dollars.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the assistant U.S. attorney who is prosecuting the case said in a court filing responding to S
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A man wanted for killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another was found dead Thursday, apparently fatally shooting himself before a SWAT team stormed a home where a tipster reported the suspect was hiding.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education.
But last year it slipped, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an especially nasty flu season.
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Police on Thursday arrested and charged the mother and father of a West Des Moines teen in connection to her death.
Natalie J. Finn, 16, died on Oct. 24 after paramedics had responded to a medical call around 8 p.m. at an address in the 800 block of 15th Street.
“Emergency services provided life-saving measures to Natalie and she was transported to a local hospital where she later died,” said West Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Giampolo.
Police on Thursday charged Natalie’s mother, Nicole M. Finn, 42, of West Des Moines, with first-degree murder, three counts of
A single-vehicle accident injured one person and closed Middle Road in Bettendorf Tuesday for approximately 25 minutes.
LOS ANGELES — A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning.
Police say a man suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers is dead.
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Phyllis Banks, a police spokeswoman in Americus, told The Associated Press on Thursday: “It’s confirmed that the suspect is dead.” That was after a SWAT team went into a home where authorities had received a tip that 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick was hiding.
Banks declined to give further information, including whether police had shot Lembrick or merely found his body. Police planned a 1 p.m. news conference.
Lembrick was wanted in the slaying Wed
Danny Wilcox Frazier has photographed and exhibited his stark portraits of rural life around the world. Next week is the first time the 46-year-old LeClaire native will show in his hometown, at a Dec. 15 "Cinema at the Figge" event.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — New Belgium Brewing rolls into 2017 with four new year-round releases and a few surprise tweaks to existing brands.
Fresh out of the gate are Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour and Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale. A new line of hoppy beers under the Voodoo Ranger trademark is also being introduced. Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale will launch first and Ranger IPA and Rampant Imperial IPA will evolve into Voodoo Ranger IPA and Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA to release immediately after. Blue Paddle Pilsener paves the way for New Belgium Boh
UPDATE: The passengers in the in the Trailblazer have been identified as 34-year-old Travis D Sansoucie and 43-year-old Pamela A Sansoucie. The two were married and were from Paris, Tennessee.
STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) – Police are investigating a fatal Lee County crash that occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 2016.
At approximately 1:54 am on Wednesday, Illinois State Police responded to an accident on I-39 southbound at milepost 92. Upon arrival, police learned that a Chevy Trailblazer had rear-ended a semi that was parked on the shoulder.
The driver of the Trailblazer, 44-year-
Is your cat too cool to enjoy the snow and mistletoe? Does she snub her nose at St. Nick or consider Hanukkah just another intrusion into nap time? Winter and the holidays aren’t at the top of the “to do”…
UPDATE: Three people live in the home, but nobody was home at the time. A neighbor reported the fire.
Fire crews say that a dog inside the home did not survive.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire Thursday morning, December 8, 2016. The call went out around 10:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Avenue of the Cities in East Moline.
We have a crew on scene. It appears crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
There is no word on the amount of damage or on what caused the fire.
Stay tuned to KWQC-TV6 and kwqc.com for updates as we receive them.
Facebook is creating your “Year in Review 2016” videos, helping you celebrate all of your biggest moments of the year. The Facebook videos were wildly popular in 2015.
This year, the video shows you some of your most liked pictures from 2016. It tallies all of the things you’ve liked on Facebook this year, and thanks you for being a loyal Facebook user.
If you want to see your video, just be logged into Facebook and go to Facebook.com/yearinreview2016.
But, don’t be discouraged if you get this message: Sorry! We’re not quite ready for you. Come back soon. Remem
EAST MOLINE, Illinois — Residents were displaced and a dog died after a fire was reported at a home on Avenue of the Cities.
The fire was, in the 700 block of Avenue of the Cities, was reported around 10:15 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Firefighters spent about 20 minutes getting the fire under control, according to the East Moline Fire Chief. Three people live there, but nobody was home at the time.
Damage to the inside of the home had not yet been assessed, but crews were reportedly forced to tear up some of the siding on the side of the home as they worked to control the fire.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants Democratic leaders to present him a budget proposal to end an 18-month stalemate before meeting again for another round of negotiations.
Rauner made the announcement Wednesday a day before a planned meeting with legislative leaders, which he canceled.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Rauner canceled Thursday’s meeting when he learned Democrats would not be presenting a budget proposal.
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan spokesman Steve Brown says Rauner should be the one presenting a budget.
Rauner wants De
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean.
The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. Thursday about 100 miles west of Ferndale, California.
No damage or injuries were reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying there is no tsunami threat from the earthquake.
NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at…
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Troubles continue to mount for Sears and Kmart, as the iconic retailers posted another quarter of large losses and warned that its rapid pace of store closings will ramp up .
Sears Holdings, which owns both retailers, did not disclose how many stores it plans to close in the coming months.
“We will continue to accelerate the closing of underperforming stores,” said Chief Financial Officer Jason Hollar. “We do not intend to borrow money to fund continued operating losses,” he said.
The company closed 82 Kmart stores and seven Sears stores duri
CARTERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois board in charge of community colleges has approved distribution of $3 million in emergency funds to help schools across the state that are in need.
The boil order for Fulton, Ill. residents living along 2nd Avenue from 9th to 12th streets has been lifted, according to a news release from the city.
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge in Illinois has refused to move Aaron Schock's corruption case from Springfield to Peoria at the former congressman's request.
MILAN- Quad City Animal Welfare Center is making it even easier to give a forever home to a furry friend this holiday season by holding a Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, from noon to 3 p.m.
They will be cutting their adoption fees in half for all of their cats and dogs that are six months or older.
The open house adoption fees are $50 dogs and $20 for cats, half of the original fee.
The event is located at the nonprofit’s Adoption & ed
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100…
ABBOTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani aviation spokesman says authorities have opened a probe into the plane crash in the country's northwest the previous day that killed all 47 passengers and crew.
BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war.
MILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later.
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point.
WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man's finger roughly 15 years ago.
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A man charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago insists he's innocent.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed…
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing…
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) — City officials plan to interview five candidates for the city administrator position.
At the council meeting held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, members met with Richard Fursman, President of HueLife, LLC., to select five candidates for interview to be the next Clinton City Administrator. Interim City Administrator Dick Schrad says 10 candidates were presented and the council selected five to be interviewed.
The list of candidates include Matthew W. Brooke, Senior Manager, Corporate Services for REG, Inc., Ames, Iowa; Joe Gaa, the City Manager of Chariton, Iowa; James M
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are expected to release dashcam video Thursday of a traffic stop in which a white officer shot and paralyzed an unarmed black motorist.
The Nov. 1 shooting of Jerime Mitchell by officer Lucas Jones has sparked protests in Cedar Rapids.
A grand jury declined Monday to charge Jones. The county prosecutor defended that decision, saying Jones fired in self-defense during a scuffle in which Mitchell was trying to drive away.
Mitchell’s supporters have criticized the decision because the grand jury never heard testimony from Mitchell, who disputes the of
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.
CHICAGO (AP) — The manager of a suburban Chicago tobacco shop has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state out of nearly $400,000 and sentenced to two years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say one person is in custody after a shot was fired at officers in the city's University Village neighborhood.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Geological Survey says it has been awarded a pair of federal grants worth a total of more than $12.6 million to try to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from the use of fossil fuels.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has found a Chicago Police officer guilty of perjury for lying under oath during a drug trial but acquitted his supervisor and a suburban officer.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois hunters harvested about 8.5 percent fewer deer during the seven-day firearm season that ended Sunday compared to last year.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A doctor who coordinated the treatment of 14 suburban Chicago high school students who became sick after eating gummy bears says she believes the candy contained marijuana.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants Democratic leaders to present him a budget proposal to end an 18-month stalemate before meeting again for another round of negotiations.