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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

OurQuadCities.com LogoSchaeffer named Davenport Police Chief

Schaeffer named Davenport Police Chief

Don Schaeffer has accepted an offer of employment to be Davenport’s Police Chief, City Administrator Craig Malin announced today. His appointment will be confirmed when the Civil Service Commission confirms the Police Chief list in November. Schaeffer joined the Davenport Police Department in July 1971 and throughout his career has moved through the ranks assuming various responsibilities. His 43-year tenure with the Davenport Police Department includes instituting a number of programs including; the first anti-street Crime unit in the Midwest, the Quad City wide drug and b…

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Run down Civil War monument in jeopardy, has Abe Lincoln ties

A run-down Civil War monument in front of the Rock Island County courthouse has ties to Abraham Lincoln. The tribute to those who died in the war was dedicated in Rock Island back in 1869, the names of local soldiers etched on all four sides. In July, a passerby noticed the Civil War soldier perched on top of the 33 foot tall pedestal, was close to toppling over. “It was on the verge. The statue weighs 2,000 pounds. How that statue moved and got over to the edge. I don’t know”, said Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos. The soldier was lifted off the pedestal by a crane, a…

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Galesburg breaks ground for new $18.3 million grade school

Inside Silas Willard Elementary School in Galesburg, kids are busy in a classroom where young Ronald Reagan studied back in 1917. Nearly 100 years later, the space hasn’t changed much for these second graders. “With a 100 year old building, as you would in your home, things break,” said Principal Angela Stockman. That’s why youngsters, representing the school’s 450 students,  donned hard hats and grabbed ceremonial shovels to dig in on Wednesday. They’re breaking ground on a new $18.3 million school.  It’s set to open in January 2016. “We’…

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Winter 2013 vs. 2014: Will it be different?

On this day one year ago, winter unofficially started in the Quad Cities. On October 22nd, 2013, a half-inch of snow fell, kick-starting a season that saw twice the amount of snow than normal. What a difference a year makes. On October 22nd, 2014, a sunny and snow-less day greeted golfers at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island. “This year hasn’t been too bad,” said Everett Nesseler from Milan, Illinois. “Last year was really bad. It was cold, snowy, and terrible, so we’re enjoying this one while we can.” In fact, the only winter on the greens is Saukie’s…

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One caught and one still at large in Galesburg burglary investigation

One of two men, wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Knox County, was captured after police got a tip about his location. Dustin Johnson, 31, and 24-year-old Johnathan Rigg were the subject of felony arrest warrants stemming from an ongoing burglary investigation in Galesburg and Knox County, Illinois. Police issued a public appeal October 17, 2014, asking for help locating Johnson and Riggs.  Both men were considered to be possibly armed and dangerous, police said. Johnson was arrested at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in the 1100 block of Olive Street in Galesburg,…

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Q-C group conjures up top magician

The president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians will make an appearance in the Quad-Cities Friday, and the event is open to the public.

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

WQAD.com LogoVice President Biden to promote early voting during visit Quad Cities

Vice President Biden to promote early voting during visit Quad Cities

Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to visit Davenport, Iowa on Monday, October 27, 2014. The vice president was scheduled at attend a campaign event at which Iowans would be encouraged to vote early in advance of the November 4, 2014 General Election. Early voting began in Iowa on September 25 and continued until November 3, 2014.  For information about how and where you can vote early in Iowa, click here. Early voting began in Illinois on October 20 and continued until November 2, 2014.  To find out how and where you can vote early in Illinois, click here. Related:  Early voting alre…

WQAD.com LogoShower Chance Not Too Far Away

Shower Chance Not Too Far Away

Autumn weather played an encore as full sunshine dominated our skies along with daytime highs around 60 degrees.  Temperatures are guaranteed to be even warmer heading into the weekend.  But before they do we need to get over was small obstacle. That obstacle will be a disturbance, which is located along the western third of the Hawkeye state.  The progress will increase our clouds tonight and bring a broken line of light showers on Thursday.  At this point, any shower chance will end after lunchtime, but more importantly skies may show signs of breaking up before sunset.  At least we hop…

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Why you should check your bank statement if you use Apple Pay

Story By Samuel Burke NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — I was among the first people to try out Apple Pay the moment it came available on Monday, October 20, 2014. It was convenient, fast, and it seemingly worked without incident … until I logged in and checked my debit card bill. As it turns out, I’ve been charged twice for every single purchase I’ve made with Apple Pay at various stores. A quick search of Twitter found many other people experiencing this same exact problem. “Problems with #ApplePay – it looks like my @bankofamerica account was double charged by @Walgr…

WQAD.com LogoSocial Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2015

Social Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2015

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Social Security checks will rise by 1.7% — which translates into $22 more each month for the average retired worker. In 2015, the average worker will receive $1,328 a month, or $15,936 a year, according to the Social Security Administration. More than 58 million recipients will see the bump in their checks starting in January. Next year’s annual cost of living increase is up from 1.5% this year, but still less than 2012’s increase of 3.6%. Seniors received no increases to their benefits for two years prior as prices fell due to the recession. 2015…

WQAD.com LogoJimmy John’s employee non-compete policy under investigation

Jimmy John’s employee non-compete policy under investigation

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Jimmy John’s doesn’t want its low-wage workers to apply for jobs at rivals. Now, lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the sandwich chain’s policy of making workers sign contracts that bar them from working for its competition. Calling the practice a form of intimidation, House members Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Linda Sánchez have drafted a letter calling on the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate “disturbing reports” of the chain’s contracts which are “inconsistent with trade and l…

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Arson suspect makes first appearance

The man suspected of starting the fire that destroyed or damaged eight buildings in downtown Rock Island made his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon.Jason Earl Anderson, who is deaf, appeared along with a sign language interpreter and was advised of the charges against him, his rights, and the possible penalties against him.  He was also assigned a public defender.Anderson's father and aunt were in court for the proceedings to support him.  They tell CBS4 that they don't believe he is guilty of the crimes he's accused of.Jason Anderson is currently charged with Arson, a cla…

WQAD.com LogoPost office building evacuated after reported equipment accident in Clinton

Post office building evacuated after reported equipment accident in Clinton

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment ***Refresh this page for updates. Part of the Lyons Post Office building was reportedly at risk of collapse when it was struck by a piece of heavy equipment in Clinton, Iowa. The incident was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the facility at 97 Main Avenue in Clinton.  The area around the building was under construction. Initial reports indicated a water line was also ruptured at the building.  The building, which includes the post office and apartments, was evacuated and ut…

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Terror threat level raised after shooting at Canada’s Parliament building

A Canadian soldier was shot as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada’s Parliament war memorial Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Details are emerging as authorities try to secure the government building in Ottawa. The violence is not confined to Parliament. Police say that there could be multiple shooters and shooting incidents in the capital. At least one shooter is dead, Parliament member Bob Zimmer tweeted. Parliament remains on lockdown. No one was hurt in the shooting near Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, Marc Soucy of the Ottawa Police Service told CNN. It was one of three shootin…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport and Dubuque voted among top riverfronts in America

Davenport and Dubuque voted among top riverfronts in America

Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa each made a list of the ten best riverfronts in America. The votes were cast as part of a USA Today “10 Best” poll held in the fall of 2014. Dubuque was listed as fourth-best on the poll, and was touted for its scenic views, walking trail, annual festivals and the Smithsonian-affiliated National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Davenport ranked third-best in the poll for progress on the city’s award-winning RiverVision Plan, which includes several waterfront parks, a band shell and the LED-lit Skybridge. “This national recognition will help bring us mo…

WQAD.com LogoIowa couple discovers pregnancy on day baby is born

Iowa couple discovers pregnancy on day baby is born

Watch Video A Cedar Rapids woman says she was shocked to learn her abdominal pain was caused by labor when she didn’t even know she was pregnant. “I was stunned. It didn’t even seem real,” Misty Beaty told KCRG-TV. “I just sat there, like, ‘You have to be wrong.’” Beaty said she was surprised because she and her husband, Scott Steele, believed they could not get pregnant after Scott went through extensive chemotherapy and relapses as he battled colorectal cancer for several years. Beaty said she had a history of inconsistent periods, and that she didn’t have weight gain, morn…

Quad-City Times LogoSunny this afternoon with a high near 61 degrees

Sunny this afternoon with a high near 61 degrees

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

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport riverfront named 3rd-best in U.S.

Davenport riverfront named 3rd-best in U.S.

It's official: Davenport's riverfront was voted the third best in the country in USA Today's 10best.com contest.

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Davenport named 3rd best riverfront in country

Since last month, voters across the country have voiced their opinion about which city should be in the top 10 Best Riverfronts in the country.It was a contest by USA Today's 10best.com. Davenport, Iowa was one of 20 cities competing. After voting closed on the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest for Best American Riverfront, Davenport placed number 3 on the list out of 20 cities.   The full list of winners for Best American Riverfront is as follows:  Wilmington, N.C.Spokane, Wash.Davenport, IowaDubuque, IowaPittsburghLouisville, Ky.Chattanooga, Tenn.Savannah, Ga.Detr…

OurQuadCities.com LogoSoldier shot at Canadian war memorial near Parliament

Soldier shot at Canadian war memorial near Parliament

(CBS News) Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman.Witnesses said the gunman was carrying a rifle and also entered Parliament, where dozens of shots were heard.It is unclear still if this was an attack by a lone gunman. Some witnesses report multiple assailants.People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, witnesses told the Canadian Press news agency. The top spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Harper was safe and had left Parliament Hill.Bernard Trottier, a member of parliament, tw…

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Transportation careers open house at SCC

Transportation careers open house at SCC: The training for the fields of automotive technology, auto collision repair, diesel technology and truck driving are available at Scott Community Coll……

OurQuadCities.com LogoVice President to visit QC

Vice President to visit QC

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Davenport next Monday to stump for Senate candidate Bruce Braley.Details on the event's exact location and time have not been announced yet.

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Bettendorf tree planting needs helpers

Bettendorf tree planting needs helpers: The Bettendorf Trees Are Us Committee is looking for volunteers to help plant 28 trees along 53rd Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25.

Quad-City Times LogoThieves hit the fields to swipe farmer's soybeans

Thieves hit the fields to swipe farmer's soybeans

DUBUQUE, Iowa  — An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois.

KWQC-TV6 LogoSemi Hits SUV On HWY 61 Near Blue Grass, Iowa, 4-Year-Old Airlifted

Semi Hits SUV On HWY 61 Near Blue Grass, Iowa, 4-Year-Old Airlifted

A 4-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after an accident on Highway 61 at Coon Hunters Road in Scott County, Iowa. The accident happened on Tuesday,…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport Leaders Could Approve Coyote Hunt

Davenport Leaders Could Approve Coyote Hunt

Davenport leaders will consider an urban coyote hunt at the council meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Residents on the west end of Davenport say the problem is getting out of hand. Some people have actually found deer carcasses near their back yards. The city council could start allowing the bow hunting of coyotes, along with the city’s urban deer hunt. Residents say that could keep the coyotes away from their back yards. “Of course it’s discomforting, since it was near my daughter’s swing set, and she was younger at the time, so I didn’t allow her to go out…

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Ms. Cash’s class at Jordan Catholic School

The Pledge from Ms. Cash’s class at Jordan Catholic School

Ms. Cash’s second graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

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Carousel too costly at Modern Woodmen Park

A new ride is in the works at Modern Woodmen Park, but the price tag is holding it back.The original plan for the River Bandit's stadium was to package the new Ferris wheel with a carousel and other rides, but construction bids came in way over budget.So now the City of Davenport is working with the team to break the project up and build the carousel separately to try to bring the cost down to a reasonable price.Earlier this year, city council approved spending $25,000 to help with the project, and the Bandits would match that price, making the budget $50,000.But the lowest bid they received …

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4-year-old seriously injured in crash near Blue Grass

A 4-year-old girl was seriously injured Tuesday when the vehicle she was riding in crashed after being struck by a semitrailer, Scott County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Lane said.

Quad-City Times LogoAurora fire reduces flights at Q-C Airport

Aurora fire reduces flights at Q-C Airport

The Quad-City International Airport was headed for a bump in passenger numbers last month when a fire at a control center outside Chicago caused a major disruption in flights across the countr……

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Quad-City Times LogoGiffords promotes 'common sense' gun laws in Iowa

Giffords promotes 'common sense' gun laws in Iowa

DES MOINES — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a stop in Iowa Tuesday to promote a conversation on ways to enact “common-sense” laws that protect citizens — especially women……

Quad-City Times LogoSoul Stroll set for Saturday at NorthPark

Soul Stroll set for Saturday at NorthPark

Gaye Shannon Burnett got involved working with breast cancer survivors for a simple reason: More than 30 years ago, her mother battled the disease and won.

Quad-City Times LogoQ-C to warm up after morning frost

Q-C to warm up after morning frost

A good Wednesday to all. A little frost this morning, then sunny skies and a high in the lower 60s with rain entering the evening and Thursday forecast.

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Grape Life slates Holiday Wine Fest

The Grape Life Wine Store and Lounge will host its fifth annual Holiday Wine Fest on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the CASI Center, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.

WQAD.com LogoLast Sunny Day Before Rain Moves In

Last Sunny Day Before Rain Moves In

Today will basically be a repeat of yesterday with highs staying in the low 60s. Another clear and sunny day is what we will see again today. Lows will be slightly warmer than what we say last night staying down into the low 40s. A weak cold front will move through our area Tomorrow, bringing in a few brief showers in along with it. Mostly cloudy skies is what we will see not allowing things to warm up. Temperatures will remain cool, like these past few days, keeping highs in the upper 50s.  Friday is when we will see a spike in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 60s. The warmer condi…

WQAD.com LogoCastillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career

Castillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career

Castillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career.  …

WQAD.com LogoAugie embraces high expectations

Augie embraces high expectations

Augustana enter 2014-15 with high expectations.  Vikings return all 5 starters and 11 players that have started at least 1 game.  Augie owns #3 preseason rating and are eager to live up to hype.

WQAD.com LogoMallards eager to hit ice

Mallards eager to hit ice

With a new league and new schedule done official, the Mallards now eye opener on Friday.

WQAD.com LogoRoby commits to Nebraska

Roby commits to Nebraska

Isaiah Roby didn’t want to wait.  The Dixon standout verbally commits to Nebraska, choosing the Cornhuskers over Georgia, Creighton, and others.

WQAD.com LogoRocky Volleyball captures Western Big 6 perfection

Rocky Volleyball captures Western Big 6 perfection

Rocks roll past United Township on senior night at Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoTitans punch their ticket to Sectional Title game

Titans punch their ticket to Sectional Title game

Monmouth-Roseville get late 1st half goal from Augustin Miranda and a trio of 2nd half goals in a 4-0 sectional win over Princeton.

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township blanks Pekin; set up Saturday showdown

United Township blanks Pekin; set up Saturday showdown

The panthers get a pair of early goals on their way to a 4-0 win over Pekin in the postseason opener.  U.T. will now get another shot at rival Moline in Regional final.

WQAD.com LogoMoline Soccer advance with win over rival Rock Island

Moline Soccer advance with win over rival Rock Island

Moline started their postseason with a 4-0 victory over Rock Island.  The Maroons get 3 combined goals from Jose and Christian Castillo.

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf Volleyball achieves perfection

Bettendorf Volleyball achieves perfection

Bulldogs capture MAC title with another sweep, this time of Burlington.  Bettendorf finish season 9-0 in conference play and 34-0 overall.  Bulldogs begin quest for State Title 3-peat next week.

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Illinois Issues: Minimum Wage

We bring you the first in a series of one-on-one interviews with Republican candidate Bruce Rauner and the Pat Quinn campaign.The first topic:  minimum wage...where an increase will be proposed in a non-binding question on November's Illinois ballot.Our capitol bureau chief Matt Porter spoke with Rauner and a Quinn spokesperson. For what they have to say, watch the video above. …

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After arrest in Rock Island arson, affected businesses react

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with the devastating fire in the District of Rock Island. Police say Jason Earl Anderson set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor next door and damaged several other buildings on September 27th.More than three weeks of investigation finally led to the arrest.  But for the people who have put their lives into building a business there, it's news that provides little closure."It's terrifying what one person can do," says Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor owner Dan Bonowski.The investigation …

WQAD.com LogoHusband calling for crosswalk on Brady Street after wife’s death

Husband calling for crosswalk on Brady Street after wife’s death

It’s one of the busiest streets in Davenport and one man claims it’s no place for pedestrians. Back in June 2014, he lost his wife in an accident on Brady Street. He says some paint could make it a lot safer. You’ve probably driven down Brady Street a million times or even walked across it, but for 64-year-old Karol Heston, Brady Street is where she would take her last steps. Karol’s husband, Mike tracked down surveillance video of that day, when Karol was off running errands. In the video you can see her stopping by a business off Brady Street. She then heads across t…

KWQC-TV6 LogoThieves Steal Copper From 10 Galesburg Homes

Thieves Steal Copper From 10 Galesburg Homes

Copper theft is on the rise in Galesburg. Police say pipes and wires have been stolen from almost a dozen homes within the last month, leaving some with gas leaks and other damages. …

KWQC-TV6 LogoMoline Council Approves Smoke-Free Parks Ordinance

Moline Council Approves Smoke-Free Parks Ordinance

There will be new rules for smokers in Moline after City Council members approved a ban on smoking in public parks Tuesday night.The new ordinance is actually an expansion of rules that are already on the books.

KWQC-TV6 LogoEbola Questions Answered In KWQC Hotline With Experts

Ebola Questions Answered In KWQC Hotline With Experts

Dozens called in Tuesday to the phone bank hosted by KWQC to help answer questions and concerns on Ebola. …

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70 years later, WWII tailgunner recalls the numbers that awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross

MOLINE --  Richard Bailey knows the numbers that matter.

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

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

WQAD.com LogoEnrollment drop leaves Davenport schools “in a very desperate situation”

Enrollment drop leaves Davenport schools “in a very desperate situation”

The Davenport School Board reports that student enrollment is down in 2014 by about 220 students since this time last year. That is about a 1.4 million dollar revenue loss that the district can’t afford right now, especially while trying to cut 6 to 8 million dollars from their budget over the next two years. See related: Davenport schools consider changing from block to traditional schedules. State funding is based on student enrollment, so when the state of Iowa sees the major drop, they will cut their funding accordingly. “We are, at this point, in a very desperate situation. Un…

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Despite obstacles, Clinton runner says 'I won't give up'

An inspiring story we first brought you more than a week ago, A Clinton Iowa man looking to make history as the first person with spastic cerebral palsy to complete a marathon. But even though race day didn't go quite as planned, Jeff Hobbs says the road to success is far from over. "It's about not giving up, being resilient, and, and just believing in yourself,” said Hobbs. He says he's just a man chasing a dream. But on Sunday October 5th, Jeff Hobbs was just a man ready to make history." "Very excited, very anxious, just ready to compete,” said Hobbs. Afte…

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Salvation Army offering Christmas Assistance Program

During the holiday season, many look forward to gifts and celebration dinners.  But in tough times those aren't a top priority. That's why the Salvation Army is stepping in helping families who may need a helping hand. It's all part of the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program. Last year, more than 4,000 toys and gifts were given to almost 2,000 children. And it doesn't stop there. Nearly 2,000 homes also got food. "People have broken hearts this time of year people are without food or you know without enough money to get their rent paid and so the suffering is very in…

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Huckabee stumps for Ernst at Sioux City rally

Joni Ernst hit Sioux City Tuesday with big name Republican Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor was out campaigning with Ernst Tuesday on a piece of Ernst’s ninety nine county campaign push. Supporters packed inside to hear why the two want your votes come November fourth. The state senator is running against democrat congressman Bruce Braley to replace Democrat Tom Harkin, who is retiring at the end of his term. Despite a tight race in the polls... Joni says she's not worried, she says they're exactly where they need to be.

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First Lady returns to Iowa to support Braley

For a second time this month, First Lady Michelle Obama was rallying for democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. And this time, she got his name right. . "I’m thrilled to be here to support our next senator for Iowa, Bruce Braley,” said Obama. “Let's give it up. Now, let me say that one more time. Bruce. Braley.”  During her last stop in the Des Moines area earlier this month, Obama repeatedly referred to Braley as "Bruce Bailey." But on Tuesday at a stop in Iowa City, Obama joked about her problems with names, saying she never gets …

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City of Moline looking to 'butt out' cigarettes in all public parks

The city of Moline may be asking smokers to butt out their cigarettes in all of their green spaces. Right now East Moline is the only Illinois Quad City that has banned smoking tobacco in those green spaces but at Tuesday’s city council meeting, the city of Moline is looking to follow those steps. "Moline is considering their ban of smoking from not just green valley but other parks, all the parks in the city of Moline,” said Denise Bulat, Bi-State Regional Commission executive director. If a special ordinance passes at Moline’s city council, Tuesday, you might see s…

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High school receives grant to teach kids about safe driving

Students of all ages are learning the importance of safe driving. It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, and one program is working to stop the number one killer of teens in America. Riverdale High School in Port Byron received a $2,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Allstate and Ford for an Operation Teen Safe Driving Program.  As part of the program the teens are reaching out to future drivers. This is done through talking to the kids in the community about being safe passengers, including lessons like wearing seatbelts, not speeding to prevent accide…

WQAD.com LogoTeen traffic-related deaths trending downward in Illinois and Iowa

Teen traffic-related deaths trending downward in Illinois and Iowa

Once a teenager receives their driver’s license, they are more likely to be an a fatal automobile accident than any other age group; however, the number of teenage driver related fatalities is on the downfall. In an effort to raise awareness of teen drivers, October 20-24 is known nationwide as National Teenage Driver Safety Week. In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States aged 16-19 were killed and almost 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle accidents, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Illinois, teen driving…

KWQC-TV6 LogoBig Name Support For Iowa's U.S. Senate Candidates

Big Name Support For Iowa's U.S. Senate Candidates

Bruce “Bailey” was nowhere to be found during a campaign rally Tuesday in Iowa City.First Lady Michelle Obama made up for calling U.S. Senate candidate, Bruce Braley, by the wrong name during another campaign rally two weeks ago by addressing the flubs at the beginning of her speech.“Although, I may have slipped up on Bruce's name a couple of times, what I know I got right are Bruce's values and that's what really matters in these elections,” said Mrs. Obama.The First Lady addressed a full cr...

Quad-City Times LogoBix fans push for jazz legend's personal postage stamp

Bix fans push for jazz legend's personal postage stamp

Bix Beiderbecke fans from across the world have tuned in recently to an online petition in an effort to get the jazz legend’s face on a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

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LeClaire council appoints newest member

LeCLAIRE — LeClaire City Council members have appointed a new member, a decision that filled a spot that had been vacant since last month.

OurQuadCities.com LogoConstruction begins on Chicago-Moline rail service

Construction begins on Chicago-Moline rail service

Governor Pat Quinn and IDOT announced Tuesday the start of construction on the new passenger rail route connecting Chicago and Moline. The $23 million in improvements are underway at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora are funded by the Federal Railroad Administration, $177 million grant toward the project, and $78 million in matching funds through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. The work that started Tuesday consists of track improvements and all necessary signal and  capacity upgrades to accommodate the additional trains that will be utilizing the Eola Yard each day onc…

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Watch: The Jacobs ad targeting Neil Anderson that we’re fact checking for you

An ad from incumbent Senator Mike Jacobs, a Democrat representing the 36th District in Illinois, targets his Republican challenger Neil Anderson. “Reflect” is a 30-second ad that claims Neil Anderson would target Medicaid for any budget cuts that might be necessary if he serves on the Illinois State Senate. ___________________________ WQAD News 8 reporter Brittany Lewis and the Quad-City Times reporter Ed Tibbetts have partnered to check the facts behind political ads. Watch for our Political Ad Fact Check reports Wednesday and Sunday nights on News 8 at 10 p.m. Check out our continuing Po…

OurQuadCities.com Logo4-year-old airlifted after semi-truck crashes into Jeep

4-year-old airlifted after semi-truck crashes into Jeep

An accident in rural Scott County sends a 4-year old to the hospital. It happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Coonhunters road. A jeep traveling northbound was struck from behind by a semi-tractor trailer. A four-year old in the Jeep was seriously injured and air-lifted to Iowa City. Her condition is not known at this time. The driver of the semi has been cited. …

WQAD.com Logo4-year-old hurt when post goes through Jeep window in Blue Grass crash

4-year-old hurt when post goes through Jeep window in Blue Grass crash

A four-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a crash involving a Jeep that was rear-ended by a semi on Highway 61. Police said the Jeep was northbound on Highway 61, and had slowed to turn right onto Coonhunters Road, when it was rear-ended by a semi tractor trailer just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Jeep went into the ditch and hit two steel posts that were there to protect a natural gas main valve. “The 4-year-old, who was properly riding in a child safety seat installed in the back seat of the Jeep, was injured when one of the steel posts came through the vehicle…

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

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St. Mark 3-day rummage sale to begin Thursday

It's a church rummage sale so big that one day can't contain it.

WQAD.com LogoFrom Bees to Royals, a Burlington connection to the World Series

From Bees to Royals, a Burlington connection to the World Series

When the World Series begins Tuesday night in Kansas City, there will be a special connection to Burlington, Iowa. That’s because a quarter of the Royals’ roster once played ball with the Burlington Bees. These big baseball dreams often start with small ball. The Royals 29-year wait for a World Series is over. That championship quest began in Burlington six years ago. That’s when the Class A Bees captured the Midwest League title. “It’s not all about learning the fundamentals of the game,” said longtime General Manager Chuck Brockett.  “It’s als…

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Big printmaking event at St. Ambrose

Big printmaking event at St. Ambrose: You can watch the one-ton steamroller as it prints large woodcuts during the third annual Make It Big print event at St. Ambrose University from 3-6 p.m. ……

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How a tampon could help detect ovarian cancer

With no current early detection available, a new medical study suggests tampons could help detect ovarian cancer early enough to save the lives of thousands of women. That’s according to University of Virginia Cancer gynecologic oncologist Dr. Chip Lander Jr., who released the findings of research that showed DNA from an ovarian tumor was detectable on tampons used by more than half of women studied who had ovarian cancer. While certain cancers – including cervical cancer – can be detected early through regular pap smears, there is no early screening available for ovarian cancer,…

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Boo at the Zoo 2014

Niabi Zoo presents a fun weekend for one of the most popular holidays of the year for children –  Halloween! Boo at the Zoo takes place Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both days. Niabi Zoo is located at 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd in Coal Valley, Illinois. Boo at the Zoo provides children with the opportunity to have a merry, not scary, fun time in a controlled and safe environment. Businesses and organizations participate by decorating a designated area in a Halloween theme and give out goodies to the children as they trick-or-treat around the z…

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Medical Delay For Suspect In Moline Pedestrian Death

The man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Moline was back in court Tuesday where proceedings against him have now been delayed…

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Man Charged With Arson For Rock Island District Fire

Police have made an arrest in connection to the fire that damaged a number of buildings in downtown Rock Island last month. Police have arrested 34-year-old Jason Earl Anderson... …

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Accused drunk driver in Appleby mother’s death has prior DUI’s

The man accused of hitting and killing the mother of Trudy Appleby in a drunk driving crash has two prior DUI’s. Octavio Pizano made a brief court appearance on Tuesday in Rock Island. He’s accused of striking Brenda Gordon with his car on Avenue of the Cities on October 10, 2014. Gordon was the mother of Trudy Appleby, the little girl who vanished from Moline 18 years ago. Related: Trudy Appleby’s mother killed just weeks after annual vigil for daughter Police and prosecutors say Pizano’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limit at the time of the crash. “The al…

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Who's in the news? Peter Sharis and Elizabeth Sharis

Y Quad-Cities Rowing Coach Peter Sharis and his daughter, Elizabeth Sharis, have been nominated for Fan’s Choice Awards from U.S. Rowing. Only five people from across the country were selected……

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Letter: Pope Francis an insightful leader with inclusive vision

Once again, I am impressed and inspired by Pope Francis. The present Pontiff truly is an astonishing human being and religious leader.

WQAD.com LogoStill Nice..Just Slightly Cooler

Still Nice..Just Slightly Cooler

Southern Canadian surface high located just north of the Great Lakes has not only been responsible for the northeast breeze but the slightly cooler temperatures as well.  Daytime highs have been struggling to even reach 60 degrees in most of our hometowns. I expect this temperature pattern to show little change right through Thursday before we transition back to some warm autumn weather once again. Fortunately, skies will remain tranquil heading into tonight and will remain so for the next 24 hours before a weak disturbance tries to make its way through our area.  It appears most of the Hawk…

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Rock Island man accused of setting downtown fire

An arrest was made and arson charges filed in connection with the fire that damaged eight buildings in downtown Rock Island. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014. Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from all of the windows of the former Mississippi Café building at 213 18th Street. The building partially collapsed, and a total of eight buildings were affected. Businesses and apartment residents were displaced by damage from the fire. No injuries were reported. Related: Employees of Jaded Gypsy Tattoo pick up the pieces after massive fire Rela…

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Arrest made in district fire

A Rock Island man was arrested this morning in connection with a fire last month that gutted or damaged eight buildings in the heart of The District of downtown Rock Island.

OurQuadCities.com LogoBREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

A Rock Island man is in custody and charged with setting the fire that damaged a number of buildings in the downtown.Police say Jason Earl Anderson, 34, set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building on September 27th that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor next door and damaged other buildings nearby.Anderson was arrested this morning at his home and charged with felony arson and residential arson.  His bond has been set at $100,000.The Rock Island Fire Department, RIPD, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms all worked together to determine that the blaze was inten…

OurQuadCities.com LogoArrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

Arrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

A Rock Island man is in custody and charged with setting the fire that damaged a number of buildings in the downtown.Police say Jason Earl Anderson, 34, set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building on September 27th that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor next door and damaged other buildings nearby.Anderson was arrested this morning at his home and charged with felony arson and residential arson.  His bond has been set at $100,000.The Rock Island Fire Department, RIPD, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms all worked together to determine that the blaze was inten…

Quad-City Times LogoConstruction begins on Q-C-Chicago rail route

Construction begins on Q-C-Chicago rail route

Construction has begun on improvements at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora, Ill., which will pave the way for passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad-Cities, the State of Ill……

WQAD.com LogoHow you can help name the baby monkey at Niabi Zoo

How you can help name the baby monkey at Niabi Zoo

Niabi Zoo visitors can help select a name for the Colobus monkey recently born there. After suspecting she might be pregnant, zookeepers found the baby in the arms of its mother early Saturday, September 27, 2014. Voting boxes were on display at the zoo in mid-October, asking zoo visitors to contribute spare change to help choose a name for the baby monkey. The name collecting the most money would be selected as the winner. You can “vote” for your favorite name at Boo at the Zoo, a safe Halloween event sponsored by WQAD News 8, at the zoo Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014. …

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Why some channels were missing from DISH network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — CNN and several other Turner-owned cable channels have disappeared from Dish Network homes due to a contractual dispute between the two companies. Dish provides satellite television service to about 14 million households, roughly 1 out of 7 homes that subscribe to some form of TV package in the United States. Turner, a unit of Time Warner, urged customers affected by the blackout to contact Dish and “demand that they bring back your favorite channels.” The channels are CNN, HLN, CNN en Espanol, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and Boomerang. Turn…

WQAD.com LogoFashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies

Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and other celebrities. And that clientele allowed him to charge top dollar for his creations. De la Renta, who passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at age of 82, created high-fashion “ready to wear” clothing, but that didn’t mean his work was affordable. One dress, a gold embroidered drop-waist gown, is listed on his website for $12,690. The least-expensive cotton dress goes for the “bargain” price of $890. Oscar de la Renta Manhattan store was ranked as the most expensiv…

WQAD.com LogoReport says foreign workers lured into slave labor in the U.S.

Report says foreign workers lured into slave labor in the U.S.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — They work on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University. About half of these workers pay “recruitment” fees to traffickers — often thousands of dollars — that can leave them stuck in debt for years. And while some victims are smuggled here, a majority – or 71% …

OurQuadCities.com LogoSuspect in death of Trudy Appleby's mother appears in court

Suspect in death of Trudy Appleby's mother appears in court

The man accused of being drunk when he ran over and killed Trudy Appleby's mother appeared in a Rock Island County courtroom this morning.Octavio Pizano is charged with aggravated DUI for hitting Brenda Gordon on Friday October 10th as she crossed Avenue of the Cities near 53rd Street in Moline.Today in court Pizano's attorney objected to extended media coverage during court proceedings but was overruled.  He then asked for a continuance, which was granted.Pizano's preliminary hearing is now moved back to November 3rd.  He is currently in the Rock Island County Jail on a $200,000 bo…

WQAD.com LogoWhat tickets cost for the 2014 World Series

What tickets cost for the 2014 World Series

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — San Francisco has taken the lead over Kansas City. In World Series ticket prices. San Francisco Giants fans are now paying an average price of $1,056 to attend Friday or Saturday’s games, according to SeatGeek, which tracks online resale prices. Kansas City fans, who haven’t seen their team compete for a championship since 1985, had also been paying about $1,000 a ticket last week. But on Friday the team put several thousand more tickets up for sale, pushing KC’s average price down to $883. Ticket prices for games in both cities will soar even hi…

Quad-City Times LogoIowa, Illinois harvests behind schedule

Iowa, Illinois harvests behind schedule

DES MOINES — The harvest remains behind schedule in Iowa but weather conditions are favorable for allowing farmers to try to catch up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa is about 18……

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Construction begins on Q-C-Chicago rail route

Construction has begun on improvements at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora, Ill., which will pave the way for passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad-Cities, the State of Ill……

Quad-City Times LogoAfternoon high will be near 59 degrees

Afternoon high will be near 59 degrees

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

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TV6 Hosts Experts to Answer Viewers' Ebola Questions

KWQC-TV6 will host a call-in and answer session Tuesday from 4 – 6:30 p.m. with local health experts to address questions about Ebola.

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Silvis teacher wants to inspire parents

SILVIS -- A George O. Barr Elementary School teacher is organizing a conference for parents in the hope of inspiring them and providing tools to strengthen their families. The "Growing Great Families" conference will include talks on…

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Goodwill sponsors community job fair

Goodwill sponsors community job fair: Workers looking for employment in the Quad-Cities should attend an upcoming job fair, sponsored by Goodwill of the Heartland, at the Martin Luther King Ce……

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YMCA starts new Diabetes prevention program

The Quad Cities YMCA is starting the prevention program in conjunction with the national YMCA program.

WQAD.com LogoMan Accused of Killing Trudy Appleby’s Mom Appears in Court

Man Accused of Killing Trudy Appleby’s Mom Appears in Court

The man accused of killing Trudy Appleby’s mother appeared in court on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Pizano’s hearing was postponed for two weeks, but he was appointed a public defender. Octavio Pizano has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a class two felony. Pizano is accused of killing 53 year-old Brenda Gordon on October 10, 2014. She was walking across the Avenue of the Cities near 53rd Street in Moline when she was hit by a car. Gordon was the mother of Trudy Appleby, a girl who went missing from her father’s yard back in 1996. Every year …

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Sharp’s class at Jordan Catholic School

The Pledge from Mrs. Sharp’s class at Jordan Catholic School

Mrs. Sharp’s second graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.





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