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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Narcotics Investigation At Muscatine Auto Dealer

The DEA has confirmed the Iowa State Division of Narcotics is involved in an investigation at a car dealership in Muscatine.

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New allegations in whistleblower lawsuit

Attorneys for a fired Rock Island County worker are raising questions about what they call falsified legal documents sent to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund by two elected officials. The allegations are in connection with a whistle blower lawsuit filed in May by former Human Resource director Meg Hoskins. The motion alleges that County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek and County Clerk Karen Kinney signed off on making Banaszek the IMRF agent for the county, telling the state the county board had voted him in by resolution. There is no resolution on file, however, and one county board member…

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"I cannot wait to be back" - Message from Nicole Kilmer

As you know,  one of our primary anchors, Nicole Kilmer, has been absent from our show for the past few months.  We at WHBF miss Nicole, and we appreciate the messages of support we have received from our viewers as well.  Below is a message from Nicole, as she continues to work her way back to the anchor desk: " The past few months have been very challenging.  I have recently been diagnosed with some health issues that have kept me away from the anchor desk.  I am seeking treatment that will alleviate me from the constant pain I am experiencing every day. &…

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Drop in cereal sales shows consumers’ shift toward healthier breakfasts

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apparently Americans are not eating their Wheaties. Cereal sales at the some of the nation’s largest food manufacturers have gone stale lately as consumers’ appetites shift toward healthier breakfast options. In its quarterly earnings presentation Wednesday, General Mills reported that sales for its U.S. cereal business, which is made up of such brands as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Wheaties, dropped 9% from a year ago. And Kellogg, maker of iconic names include Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, and Fruit Loops, called the cereal segment in developed marke…

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Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags Target, Kohl’s

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Wal-Mart is ramping up its holiday hiring, but not by as much as its competitors. Wal-Mart said Thursday that it will add 60,000 seasonal workers. That’s up 10% compared to last year. But Kohl’s and Target, which both have far fewer U.S. stores, are hiring 67,000 and 70,000 holiday workers, respectively. While Target’s holiday hiring will be about the same as it was last year, Kohl’s is adding 34% more staff than it did for the 2013 season. Meanwhile, delivery companies are also hiring seasonal workers to prepare for the holiday rush in sale…

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Bishop Hill shines in state spotlight with Illinois board

Bishop Hill is making a solid sales pitch on Thursday. “It’s just a remarkable place,” said Warren Ribley. The Illinois Workforce Investment Board is exploring the historic village. It’s also exploring and endorsing public-private partnerships that polish this hidden gem in Henry County. “This was something I was not even aware of,” said Board Member Francisco Menchaca, Chicago. “I’m going to be sure when I get back to mention to people how unique it is.” Whether fact-finding on foot or riding by on golf carts, Thursday’s meeting come…

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Temperatures to Peak Saturday, Shower To Follow

Another beautiful September day as daytime highs managed their way into the lower 70s.  Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight, not as chilly as overnight lows will only drop around the 50 degree mark. Surface high will shift to the southeast of us as a weather system emerges out west.  That will shift the surface winds right out of the breezy south Friday resulting in highs in the upper 70s. By Saturday I see those winds shift a bit more to the southwest popping temperatures a few degrees more with highs around 80 degrees.  Caught in this flow will be our next and only chance for showers …

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Hazmat Crew Responds To Chemical Spill At Clinton ADM Plant

Clinton and Davenport haz-mat crews have left the ADM plant in Clinton after a small chemical spill was reported on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

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Need volunteers for Invasive Species Removal Day

Press release submitted by River Action Calling all Volunteers! Invasive Species Removal Day Black Hawk College Campus and Green Valley Nature Preserve What: Augustana College's Upper Mississippi Center…

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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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Moline Township Activity Center Craft Fair

Press release submitted by Don Johnston Members of the Moline Township Activity Center – 620 18th Street, Moline, IL – will host this year's: Craft Fair & Bake Sale Friday, September…

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Another grant awarded to QC International Airport

The Quad City International Airport will be getting a large grant, just days after the announcement of another.The airport will receive $329,992 in federal money that will fund an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential impact of a proposed drainage project.Last week the QCIA got $1.5 million for new equipment.

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Study confirms the saying, ‘Happy wife, happy life’

The happier a woman is in her marriage, the happier husband will also be. That’s part of the results from a study at Rutgers University, in which researchers examined the impact of marital quality on well-being. Since many studies examined younger couples, this study analyzed nearly 400 couples who had been married for an average of 39 years. Researchers found when a woman is happy, she tends to do more for her husband and provide more emotional support. That gives the husband a feeling of better life satisfaction. Thus, “happy wife, happy life” appears to be true. “For husbands, in pa…

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Shop 'til You Drop fair

Press release submitted by OLGCA Marketing Shop 'Til You Drop! Start your holiday shopping early this year at the 9th Annual "Shop 'til You Drop" fair, hosted by Our Lady of Grace…

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ADM evacuates lab in Clinton

Company officials at ADM in Clinton said a small chemical spill caused short evacuation Thursday morning.

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Who's in the news? Gale Vyncke

Gale Vyncke of Silvis has been hired as a new community worker in the University of Illinois Extension's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. …

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Small chemical spill evacuates employees at Clinton ADM plant

Workers were evacuated as a precaution after a small chemical spill at the ADM corn processing plant in Clinton, Iowa. “(A) very small amount of ammonium sulfide liquid spilled in the Quality Control Laboratory,” said a statement from plant spokesperson Jackie Anderson. The spill happened at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014. Ammonium sulfide is highly flammable and extended exposure can cause headaches, dizziness and breathing trouble according to chemicalbook.com.  Contact with the substance can cause severe irritation and burns. “Following company safety proced…

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Summer program drives large gains in local students's reading levels

Press release submitted by Doris and Victor Day Foundation. ROCK ISLAND -- Summer learning loss is becoming more of a pressing issue locally and across our country as low-income children, on average, lose two months in reading…

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Hy-Vee hosts Honor Flight veterans

Melvin Dirksen of LeClaire finally will fly to Washington, D.C., on Thursday as one of 90 veterans taking an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities.

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Grow Ministries raffle drawing for $24,000 Harley Sept 19

Press release submitted by Grow Ministries. Here in the Quad Cities, you have seen Grow Ministries at fairs, festivals and bike nights all summer long, on Sept. 19, on the Plaza in The District of Rock Island,…

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Watch: Davenport native Seth Rollins talks about his life as a professional wrestler

Check out Seth’s wrestling academy in the Quad Cities. The Black and The Brave Wrestling Academy has openings for the next session.  Click here for more information. Be sure to get your tickets to see WWE Live at the iWireless Center on Sunday September 28, 2014.  Click on the link or purchase tickets at the iWireless Center box office or any Ticketmaster location.    …

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Oktoberfest 2014 at the Starlite Ballroom

Oktoberfest 2014 at the Starlite Ballroom: The American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society is hosting the 2014 Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Starlite Ballroom, Mississippi Valley Fai……

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Pumpkin Dash Oct. 11 in Blue Grass

Submitted press release. The Blue Grass Park Board will have its 4th annual Pumpkin Dash Saturday, Oct. 11, The first race will start at 10:30 a.m. on Orphed Street, Blue Grass. Registration will be at the…

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Lost Mound deer hunt applications extended

Lost Mound deer hunt applications extended: The deadline has been extended for submitting 2014 applications for special deer hunts at Lost Mound in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlif……

Quad-Cities Online LogoFired county employee claims Banaszek, Kinney filed false documents with state

Fired county employee claims Banaszek, Kinney filed false documents with state

ROCK ISLAND - Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek and county clerk Karen Kinney falsified legal documents sent to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, according to a new filing in a whistleblower lawsuit against the county. …

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Ugandan minister to speak

Ugandan minister to speak: The Rev. Mark Kiyimba, senior minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda, will give a presentation on the newly adopted Ugandan law known as the Uganda ……

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Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast Sept. 27

Press release submitted by New Anthem. America's "Greatest Generation" is nearly gone. Don't miss the chance to meet and hear the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor tell his story of surviving being torpedoed,…

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Iowa KidsNet to hold Clinton information session

Iowa KidsNet to hold Clinton information session on foster care: Iowa KidsNet, the statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa’s foster and adoptive families, will……

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Crews respond to hazmat spill

Emergency crews are on scene at ADM in Clinton responding to a hazmat situation.A call came in of a hazardous chemical spill in a lab at the plant around 10:30 Thursday morning.  Hazmat crews from both Davenport and Clinton responded.There is no word on any injuries at this time.  CBS4 will have more details as they become available.

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Mushroom Program and Walk Oct. 4

Press release submitted by Janet Moline Mushroom Program and Walk to be held Saturday, October 4th, 9 a.m. -11 a.m. join photographer Jim Frink for an indoor program showing mushrooms/fungi at Black Hawk State Historic…

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Quad-Cities Cruisers donate $9,000 to local charities

Quad-Cities Cruisers donate $9,000 to local charities: After a successful Open Run XXXII Car Show in June 2014 and several successful cruise-ins this season, the Quad-Cities Cruisers has given……

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Veto League Baseball Food Drive

Press release submitted by Veto League And sandlot-style ballgame, Modern Woodmen Park, Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Over the last six years, Veto League Baseball -- or "The VLB" --…

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Kiwanis Club annual Bags Tournament Sept. 20

Press release submitted by Adam Bain. Join the Kiwanis Club of Rock Island and Pepsi for our 6th Annual Bags Tournament at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Teams and volunteers…

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Davenport warns towing will happen on city’s snow routes

The city of Davenport planned to crack down on drivers who leave vehicles parked on emergency snow routes during snow emergencies. City officials said the stricter enforcement of the city’s snow emergency ordinance arose, in part, after Davenport Public Works crews could not plow some downtown streets because cars were parked on emergency snow routes during a snow storm January 31 and February 1, 2014. Crews had 44 vehicles towed on those nights so plows could move through downtown streets.  When residents protested, Mayor Bill Gluba authorized reimbursement for those affected by the to…

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Banned Short Fiction reading at Bettendorf Library

Press release submitted by Bettendorf Public Library An I'm With the Banned Short Fiction reading will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, September 25, starting at 7 p.m. Participants entered…

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Autumn festival at Nahant Marsh

Autumn festival at Nahant Marsh: Celebrate autumn with family activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport.

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East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club flea market Sept. 28

Press release submitted by Zobeida Laufenberg. East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club will sponsor a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. We are…

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Timing of new Sheriff's appointment questioned

The chairman of the Rock Island County Republicans is questioning the timing of the appointment of Gerry Bustos to the position of Sheriff.Bill Bloom filed a Freedom of Information Act request with both Rock Island County Attorney John McGehee and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.  Below is the full text of his request: To:  States Attorney John McGehee        Attorney General Lisa Madigan   This FOIA request has also been submitted to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois through their internal email process. …

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Pepsi and Verizon CEOs back NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — PepsiCo is the NFL’s biggest sponsor, and its female CEO just gave its embattled Commissioner Roger Goodell a vote of confidence. CEO Indra Nooyi decried the domestic violence crisis enveloping the league in a statement released late Wednesday. “I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players, and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league,” she wrote. But she also said she knows Goodell to be “a man of integrity” and that she is confident he’ll…

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Vinckel Trust contributes to Illinois AgrAbility program

Vinckel Trust contributes to Illinois AgrAbility program: The University of Illinois AgrAbility program has received a contribution of $10,000 from the executors of the Suzanne M. Vinckel Trust.

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Sock Hop for Senior Education Sept. 26

Press release submitted by Intouch Adult Day Services Sock Hop for Senior Education Friday, September 26, 2014 Brookstone of Aledo and Advanced Medical Transport are hosting an educational "Sock Hop" for senior…

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Chef Scott: Pigs in a Blanket

We’re always looking for ways to serve pork.    And sometimes the best recipes are from close to home. “I’ve got a great one that my mom taught me years ago”, says Chef Brad Scott, director of Scott Community College’s Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. “Let’s get started.” 1. Trim the fat from a center cut of pork loin 2. Pound the pork slice with a mallet until it’s thin 3. Season the pork with pepper and garlic (no salt) 4. In a hot skillet, add 3 tbsp chef’s butter (50/50 combination of butter and margarine) 5…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport Police ask for your help to find city’s most wanted

Davenport Police ask for your help to find city’s most wanted

Police in Davenport, Iowa hoped someone in the community could help find eight people listed as “most wanted” in the city. The most wanted list included one person wanted for alleged robbery, two wanted for alleged theft, a woman wanted for alleged burglary, a man wanted for alleged lascivious acts with a child and three people facing drug charges. “If you see any of these fugitives, call 9-1-1 immediately,” read a post to the police department Facebook page. “These individuals may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself!” The department also ac…

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Secretary of the Army to visit the Arsenal

The U.S. Secretary of the Army will visit the Rock Island Arsenal next month.Secretary of the Army John McHugh will stop at the Island on October 7th.  The exact timing of his visit has not been announced yet.

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Honor Flight 29 Goes to Washington

About 160 people boarded a plane bound for Washington, D.C. Thursday morning as part of the 29th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.Of those 160 people, 90 of them are veterans getting a free trip to visit the memorials that were built in honor of their service and sacrifice. …

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Davenport Officer Involved In Accident

A Davenport police officer was injured after being involved in an accident while responding to a call. The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the intersection of Division and Lombard.

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Davenport woman sentenced for drug trafficking

A Davenport woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in drug trafficking.

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Do you know any of these 'most wanted' fugitives?

The Davenport Police Department has released its latest information regarding persons on its 'Most Wanted' list. These individuals may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend thes……

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Dixon Sells Land For Possible Medical Marijuana Grow Site

As the deadline to apply to grow medical marijuana legally draws nearer, more cities across Illinois are getting attention from companies looking to build cultivation centers...

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Some Davenporters Call for Weapons-Free City Hall

Changes in gun laws have more people carrying, in places like bars, churches and even city council chambers. At least one Davenport alderman is doing it...

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Despite residents' objections, 2 more cell towers planned in Davenport parks

DAVENPORT - More cell towers are planned in Davenport's city parks. On Wednesday, aldermen meeting as a committee of the whole advanced to next week's council meeting discussion of a city-owned public safety tower with emergency communication…

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90 Honor Flight Veterans Take Off for Washington D.C.

The 29th Quad City Honor Flight was scheduled to leave for Washington D.C. at about 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The flight suffered a short delay due to fog in the area. 22 World War Two and 68 Korean War Veterans are headed to see the memorials that are dedicated to their service. The day before, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visited the vets at the Hy-Vee on East Kimberly Road in Davenport for their pre-flight dinner. The vets showed up to the airport early on Thursday. Some got to the airport as early as 4:45 a.m. The flight is scheduled to return to the Quad City Airport arou…

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Principal arrested at Iowa game to return to work

IOWA CITY  — A high school principal who was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness at a University of Iowa football game will return to work on Monday.

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Poll finds Branstad with 60-37% lead over challenger Hatch

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gov. Terry Branstad looks “unstoppable” in his bid for a sixth term, according to a poll released this morning.

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I-80 bridge reopens after police incident

Interstate 80 in both directions was reopened late Wednesday after being closed almost three hours when a suicidal person climbed onto the bridge over the Mississippi River at LeClaire.

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Davenport squad car T-boned, pushed into man mowing lawn

A man mowing his lawn was injured Wednesday after a Davenport Police squad was pushed into the man after it was struck broadside by another car, police said. …

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Fejervary Park cell tower moving forward

Davenport is moving forward with the building of a city-owned cell tower at Fejervary Park, one of three cell towers proposed to go in three of the city’s parks.

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Fog early, then plenty of sun

A good Thursday to all. If you liked yesterday's forecast, you'll like today's as it is a virtual repeat of Wednesday — patchy fog in the early hours, then sunny with a high in the 70s.

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Another one bites the dust: Semi gets stuck on Government Bridge

The Quad-Cities' infamous truck eating bridge may have a rival.

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Doctors Without Borders reps field questions

A trio of workers for the Doctors Without Borders aid organization fielded dozens of questions about their humanitarian mission Wednesday during an event in Davenport.

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29th Honor Flight of the QC takes off

Nearly a hundred veterans are taking the trip of a lifetime Thursday.90 World War II and Korean War veterans are taking off on a 7:00am non-stop flight to Washington D.C., along with 72 guardians for the 29th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.They'll arrive in Washington DC at about 10:00am and spend the day visiting the memorials dedicated to honoring the sacrifices they made during their service.Volunteers help plan and coordinate the trip, and the Quad Cities’ and Clinton Hy-Vee stores are sponsoring Thursday’s flight.The trip ends around 10:00pm when the flight arrives back in t…

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The Pledge from Mrs. Vaughn’s class at Roosevelt Elementary

First graders from Mrs. Vaughn’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Roosevelt Elementary School in Moline. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here. …

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Floreciente neighorhood continues to flourish

The English translation of "Floreciente" seems like a perfect description of one of Moline's oldest neighborhoods.

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Film and TV actor attends 50th Moline High reunion

Film and TV actor John Getz has a 40-year acting resume, but he never forgets his roots. The 67-year-old Moline High School alum attended his 50th class reunion last weekend. "It was great, great to…

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Farming history on display at Edwards River show

NEW WINDSOR -- Antique farm engines will roar -- and sometimes sputter -- back to life at the 29th annual Edwards River Antique Engine Association Fall Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the New Windsor Fairgrounds. …

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Equal Pay = Economic Boom?

On average, women still make almost a third less than men for the same job. That difference could be holding our economy back.New data shows when wages for women have increased, so do average household incomes.But just this week, the U.S. Senate voted against a bill that would have protected equal pay for women. Financial experts have estimated the pay gap for women costs the economy $500 billion each year.Experts say the push for a higher minimum wage would benefit more women, who are more likely to be paid the minimum wage.

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Pot growers, sellers closer to having Moline niche

MOLINE -- The Moline Plan Commission will recommend the city council approve amendments to the zoning code so that growing and selling medical marijuana will be possible in the city. The commission voted unanimously Wednesday to make…

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How will this winter be?

How much will it snow and how cold will it be this winter? Andy McCray has a look at the winter forecast. Watch the video above for more.

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Cleveland tourism chief urges Q-C to collaborate

BETTENDORF -- Cleveland, which went from a national punch line to a major tourism destination and host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, could teach the Quad-Cities a few things, the head of the Ohio city's visitors group…

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Preparing your home for winter

It may be hard to believe, but it's already time to prepare your home for colder temperatures.There are things you can do no to make it easier when the white stuff begins to fall. Heating companies are already busy doing inspections on homes to make sure all heating appliances are working properly long before you need it. "We're in the Midwest we never know when the temperatures..the weather is going to change," said Brian Bausch/Project Manger Crawford Company. The Crawford Company is already busy making the rounds, and getting homes ready. "People should…

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Iowa doctor returns from Sierra Leone, shares ideas to slow spread of Ebola

An Iowa doctor has returned after spending almost a month helping with the Ebola crises in Africa. Epidemiologist with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Dr. Samir Koirala, spent 25 days in Sierra Leone assisting with the prevention of the spread of Ebola. When he traveled there, he said he knew the risks, according to a report by WHO news. “Getting international doctors there is not a problem because they understand the risk and know what precautions they need to take,” Dr. Koirala said. While Dr. Koirala was overseas working with the Center for Disease Control, he said he didn’t mak…

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Enrollment booming at Monmouth College

Enrollment is booming at a Quad City area college, despite declining high school graduation rates. Monmouth College is celebrating its largest freshman class in history. Monmouth College has its biggest freshmen this year, with close to 400 students. “The number of students at Monmouth is up as we should say in this down market,” said Tim Keefauver, Vice President for enrollment management at the college. Keefauver says their success has come from looking for students outside the Quad City area. In fact 40 percent of students now come from out of state. The other draw is the colleg…

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Forced recycling, and higher fee, closer in Coal Valley

COAL VALLEY -- Trustees on Wednesday moved closer to forcing all residents to have garbage and recycling carts with a first reading to amend the current ordinance. Trustees said $2.80 will be added to residents' monthly bills…

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Downtown Morrison joins national historic register

MORRISON (AP) — The Main Street Historic District in the northwestern Illinois community of Morrison has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to city officials. The Gazette in Sterling reports Morrison Mayor Everett…

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Silvis schools expect $740,000 of red ink next year

SILVIS -- The Silvis School District anticipates a total shortfall of $740,914 for the 2014-2015 school year. On Wednesday night, the school board unanimously approved a budget that expects revenue to be $5,879,891 with expenditures of…

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Incident Snarls I-80

Cars were backed up from LeClaire to Bettendorf during rush hour as police responded to an incident on the I-80 bridge.

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Section of Moline trail to close today

MOLINE -- A section of the recreation trail on Moline's Ben Butterworth Parkway will close at 7 a.m. today and reopen at noon Friday. According to the city, a section of the trail near Riverstone Group,…

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Sherrard schools approve budget

SHERRARD -- The Sherrard School Board on Wednesday night unanimously passed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that predicts spending $12,556,083 out of the three main operating funds: Education, Transportation and Operations and Maintenance. The predicted…

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R.I.H.S. marching band performs in preview show

The PRIDE of Rock Island marching band held their annual preview night Wednesday. The group of junior high and high schoolers performed the piece they'll compete with later this year. The show's director says it's a great opportunity to showcase students' hard work. CG: Peter Carlin/Dir. of Bands for R.I. School District "On Friday nights there's often a crowd that, you know they're there for a football game, which is totally understandable, and we're there to be the entertainment at half time.  Tonight, it's all about us and the work they do,” said Peter Carlin, director…

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Woman to spend three years in prison for selling cocaine in Davenport

A Davenport woman will spend more than three years in prison for drug trafficking. In June of 2013, a home associated with 39-year-old Leann Sue Perez and 44-year-old Jose Antonio Garcia was searched by police, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Nicholas Kinefeldt. Inside agents found half of a kilogram of cocaine, which is roughly 1 pound, digital scales and packaging material. “Perez possessed this cocaine and intended to distribute some or all of it to other persons,” said a spokesperson from the Department of Justice. The statement said that before the search, Perez and Garcia…

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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 about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf…

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Veterans' dinner held before Thursday's Honor Flight

It's the flight of a lifetime for World War II and Korean War veterans: the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The 29th flight takes off Thursday at 7 a.m. And for one Korean War vet, it comes at a special time. "That's my birthday present, you know,” said Calvin Rolloff, Korean War veteran.  “I've dedicated this flight and called it ‘Honor Flight 80,’ because I'll be 80  years old.  I'm a Korean veteran, so definitely U want to look at the Korean memorial." Ninety World War II and Korean War veterans were invited for a  "pre-fli…

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Q-C kids getting up-close view, and smell, of agriculture

The 10th annual AgXPerience runs through Friday at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline and the John Deere Pavilion in Moline.

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Rock Island rallies behind injured football player

A Rock Island High School senior has been overwhelmed by support from his classmates and complete strangers after a fluke football injury nearly ended his life. Prince Gbeddeh, a running back at Rocky, thought he had torn his ACL when his leg got tangled up in an opponent’s during the season opener on August 29, 2014. After being rushed to the hospital in Peoria, Gbeddeh learned he had a dislocated knee, and the injury had cut off blood flow to his leg. He underwent emergency surgery, and complications put Gbeddeh on life support. “I was sleeping. That’s the good part about i…

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Rail Safety Week: September 14th-20th

All week long, police across the state are cracking down on train crossing safety. Illinois is the third leading state for people dying from being hit by a train. There will be deputies at high volume crossings and violators will be ticketed for not stopping for trains approaching. Drivers are reminded not to cross tracks when lights are flashing, the train is coming, or the gates are down.   More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week.  …

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Corporal punishment laws: Illinois and Iowa

Corporal punishment has been a hot button issue in the news recently, most notably in the case of the NFL where Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson is facing charges for spanking his son. Here in Illinois it is legal to spank your child. But there are laws in place to protect children from physical abuse. For example, when objects like belts, shoes or switches are used, that is deemed abuse because it leaves bruises. Recent numbers show that Illinois had more than 105,000 reports of some form of child abuse and it can be difficult to enforce the law. "We'll tell the public and the co…

WQAD.com LogoViral Video: Competitive eater takes on hamster in hot dog eating contest

Viral Video: Competitive eater takes on hamster in hot dog eating contest

A hamster known for eating tiny human food went head-to-head against a competitive eater in an eating contest. Videos of a hamster eating mini versions of human cuisine have gone viral, so the next step was to take on a world renown eater. Takeru Kobayashi is known for his surprising world record at a hot dog eating contest in 2001. He ate 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes, doubling the previous record of 25. Viral Video: Hilarious men lip-sync women’s conversation Viral Video: Kid’s adorable reaction to news that his mom is pregnant Viral Video: This may be the world…

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Ernst leading Braley in recent poll

The race for Iowa's soon to be open senate seat shows state senator Joni Ernst leading Congressman Bruce Braley by six points in a recent Quinnipiac Poll. According to the most recent poll,  Republican candidate Ernst is leading  in the race to replace retiring U.S Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Fifteen-percent of Iowa voters say they might change their mind before the election, while 84% say their mind is made up. The new poll also shows a big gender gap between the candidates, as Ernst leads among men by 17 points. Iowa voters likely favor the Republican on key characteristic tra…

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Augustana college named top 25 most beautiful campuses

Augustana College in Rock Island is named one of the 25 most beautiful campuses in America  by Thrillist.com. The website recognized Augie out of about 3,000 four year colleges and universities from across the u.s. According to the website:  factors like location, landscape, architecture and history were considered. Augustana is a liberal arts college in Rock Island that's home to about 2500 students on a 115 acre wooded campus. "Students have this urban feel but then if they walk the slough path between our residential portion and  the academic portion of campus there'…

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Downtown Morrison on register of historic places

The Main Street Historic District in Morrison, Ill., has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to city officials.

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Extra tourism dollars announced at annual QC luncheon

A celebration of economic growth in the Quad City Area. On Wednesday, at the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau's annual luncheon over150 people gathered at the Waterfront Convention Center where QCCVB  announced that over $2 million extra was brought in from tourists in 2013 than in 2012. It's also been a year since the QCCVB unveiled their new community tourism brand, which has helped draw in those extra tourists, and extra dollars. "Those are dollars that businesses then use to invest in our community,  to give people jobs, to pay taxes, to do all the thi…

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I-80 bridge lanes shut down

Police are investigating an incident on the I-80 bridge near LeClaire. Because of the incident, lanes are shut down in both directions. CBS4 will have more details as they become available. …

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I-80 bridge shut down for several hours

UPDATE: All lanes of I-80 at the bridge are back open following an incident on the bridge.ORIGINAL STORY:Police are investigating an incident on the I-80 bridge near LeClaire. Because of the incident, lanes are shut down in both directions. CBS4 will have more details as they become available. …

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QCA Dog Owners Say Pets Being Stolen For Fighting

People from Colona, IL to Burlington, IA are saying their pets are being stolen for dog fighting rings. But many law enforcement agencies have told us they don't see any cases or evidence of a dogfight ring in the area...

Quad-City Times LogoMuseum facing eviction; would close

Museum facing eviction; would close

The history lovers are bracing themselves.

WQAD.com LogoVehicle stopped in middle of I-80 Bridge near LeClaire prompts closure

Vehicle stopped in middle of I-80 Bridge near LeClaire prompts closure

Police activity had the I-80 Bridge at LeClaire blocked. Iowa Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed that traffic in both directions was being diverted around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Around 8 p.m. all traffic was moving again. The day after the incident, LeClaire Chief of Police Shane Themas said the police activity was centered around reports of a car stopped in the middle of the bridge shortly before 5 p.m.  At the scene, police found a person sitting on the ledge of the bridge. Themas said crisis negotiators were called to the scene to assist. After about thr…

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Golf courses booming because of unusual weather temperatures

It's been an unusual summer to say the least. Although these summer temps haven't been normal, many Quad Citians are still hitting the links.But, area golf courses say they are booming because of the cooler weather.Duck Creek Golf course in Davenport says these temperatures are helping their business after a slow startbecause of the wet spring and they say they saw they're seeing more and moregolfers coming out, taking a swing at the course."Nah, I don’t usually play when it's over 90’s,” said Bill Wylzenvach, golfer.Boiling, hot, humid temperatures keeps many golfers a…

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Area Youth Waiting 60 Days For Psychiatric Evaluations

A new report shows the average wait time for youth mental health services in Scott County is five weeks.United Way of the Quad Cities wants to improve that access.Staff members say any amount of time a child has to wait is too long. That's why the United Way is requesting proposals to help improve the area's mental health services.Wait times average 35 days for a mental health appointment in Scott County according to the report. That number rises to 60 days for a psychiatric evaluation.“It's ...

WQAD.com LogoKohl’s announces thousands of seasonal job openings

Kohl’s announces thousands of seasonal job openings

Kohl’s department stores announced plans to hire more than 67,000 workers across the U.S. for the 2014 holiday season. That translates to an average of 50 seasonal associates to be hired per Kohl’s store in the U.S. In addition to those store positions, the company planned to hire about 9,300 seasonal workers at U.S. distribution centers and about 670 seasonal credit operations workers, according to a spokesperson for Kohl’s. Hiring for store positions began in September and the company expected to fill most of the seasonal jobs by mid-November. For information about the avai…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSearch Over For High Speed Chase Suspect In Cornfield Near Walcott

Search Over For High Speed Chase Suspect In Cornfield Near Walcott

Police have ended their search in a cornfield after a high speed chase near Walcott, Iowa.





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