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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Judge: No public defender for ex-Dixon comptroller

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A federal judge has denied former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell's request for a public defender as she fights to keep $90,000 in pension funds. The (Dixon) Telegraph repor……

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Clean up continues in downtown Rock Island

A shocking scene still in the District of Rock Island, as crews work on cleaning up what's left of the old Mississippi Cafe building and the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor.Clearing out all the debris is no easy task, and right now, crews don't have an estimate on how long clean up will take.But, some good news; when CBS4 spoke with the Rock Island Fire Department Tuesday morning, they said they had taken care of all the hot spots when they left Monday night.However, as the excavating crews clear the area, there is a chance they could open up a hot spot while they're digging.Fire department officia…

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Jeff Hobbs: A testament to courage

When Jeff Hobbs runs the Chicago Marathon in a couple of weeks, a bus full of fans from his hometown will be there to cheer him on.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Eldridge road to close for repairs

Several blocks of East LeClaire Road in Eldridge will be closed overnight Tuesday and Wednesday while the roadway is patched, according to a release from the city.

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The Pledge from Ms. Jett’s class at Rock Island Academy

Fifth graders from Ms. Jett’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Rock Island Academy. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

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Gas leak forces closure of State Street in Bettendorf

State Street east of downtown Bettendorf was closed to all traffic for more than two hours Monday after utility crews struck an underground gas line near the intersection of 27th Street.

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Q-C region returns to fall

A good Tuesday to all. Seasonal temperatures return to the region as well as the possibility of a scattered shower or two. By the end of the week, overnight temps could dip into the 30s.

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Today in history for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year. 1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow…

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A story in the Friday Editions of The Dispatch and the Rock Island Argust story on Rhoni Perrine being named executive director of the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce incorrectly reported her place of residency. In fact, she lives…

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29th Student Hunger Drive kicks off

It’s been one of the biggest events in the Quad Cities for nearly three decades and Monday, September 29, 2014 hundreds of high school students from 17 different schools kicked off the 2014 Student Hunger Drive. “I like to think that if I was in the position that some of these students that I go to school with and these families around the Quad City Area, I would love students to help me out and help feed my family,” said Justin Sanchez, Student Ambassador for the Hunger Drive. “I love the sense of community it brings, there’s so many people that get together for …

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Daytrotter escapes damage from District fire

Daytrotter recording studio, above Huckleberry's Great Pizza & Calzones, 223 18th St., had no smoke or water damage, Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller said Sunday night. "It was a long day of watching a fire spreading…

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Moline has had fire engines out of service for nearly 23 days

MOLINE -- One firefighter vacancy is filled and Moline is working to fill a second slot in order to reduce overtime that has led to a fire engine to be placed "out of service" about 90 percent of the time…

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Hunger drive Underway

The mission is to feed the hungry,and that has over a dozen local  high schools competing once again this year to feed them in the annual student hunger drive.This the 29th year for the student hunger drive. hundreds of students from 17 different schools spending much of the next 6 weeks raising food for the hungry""The main goal here is to get food to people in need, 149,001 individuals are helped by the Riverbend Food Bank so its a wonderful opportunity to help." said Bettendorf student Melanie Trepa.  The Quad Cities is one of just 4 student hunger d…

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Damage from Rock Island's District fire spreads farther than imagined

Buildings were reduced to rubble after fire ravaged Rock Island's District over weekend.  But damage has burned far beyond what first meets the eye. "You can just feel your skin getting hot and starting to ache from being burned," says Jesus Campos, who lives in the District only dozens of feet away from the center of the blaze.   That was the scene when Campos and his cousin Jesse Olivares walked out their front door early Saturday morning"We went around the corner, there were big old flames," says Jesse Olivares, Campos' cousin who lives in the same…

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Kewanee Committee Begins Work On School Consolidation Question

Should a city of 13,000 people continue to have two public school districts? A special committee has formed to research that question and give voters a chance to weigh in.

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1 year after son goes missing, local man is still helping others

One year ago Monday 28-year-old David Harker vanished on his way home from a Moline bar.  A few days later, his body was discovered in the Mississippi River. His family will never forget September 29th. But David Harker's father has turned his own personal tragedy into an incredible resource for the Quad Cities community. Dennis Harker, David's father, created the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network just a couple months after his son was found dead. It's an organization dedicated to helping people, find their missing loved ones. One of those people is Carol O'Leary. "Not a d…

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Animal Rights Advocates Want Stricter Laws For Puppy Mills

WARNING: Some of the images in this story may be disturbing. Earlier this year, the Humane Society released a report that shows Iowa tied as the fourth worst in the country regarding large-scale commercial dog breeding kennels, which are often called "puppy mills."…

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Rauch Family I Foundation announces 2014 Grant Awards

The Rauch Family I Foundation Board of Directors has announced grants for 2014-15 totaling $67,438. Albert and Lester Rauch grew up in Rock Island and wanted to give back to the city. The YWCA…

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Student Hunger Drive Kicks Off With Plenty Of Excitement

It's that time of year again when area students go out into the community to help a great cause. The 29th annual Student Hunger Drive kicked off Monday. …

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Mayor pushing for Kewanee-Wethersfield consolidation

A push is underway to consolidate the Kewanee and Wethersfield school districts, and it could ultimately be up to voters to decide whether the merger is a good idea. Mayor Bruce Tossell has formed a Committee of Ten, made up of parents, former teachers and community members, to oversee the campaign. Tossell held a second public meeting on the idea Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Black Hawk College Community Education Center. “I think it’s the right thing to do for Kewanee. We’ve had declining enrollment in both schools over the years, and the educational opportunities, I b…

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Geneseo discusses interim city administrator

GENESEO – Aldermen took a step closer Monday night to hiring an interim city administrator, instructing city attorney Virgil Thurman to work on language for a proposed agreement. They also agreed to talk to the candidate, former…

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Cambridge trustees choose Martin as mayor

CAMBRIDGE -- Trustees on Monday elected Margie Martin as interim village president, replacing Jim Crouch who recently moved out of the village and resigned. Ms. Martin has been a trustee since the 2007 death of her husband,…

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Trace Adkins to bring Christmas show to Adler

Country star Trace Adkins will bring his new Christmas show to Davenport's Adler Theatre with his 12-piece "Sarepta Symphony" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets ($79.50, $69.50, $52.50, and $42.50) go on sale Friday,…

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

The Rock Island District fire forces CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener to move Crispin's Corner to the studio...to see more on why, click here.But as they say, the show must go on...so here is your sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 10:00If 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…

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RI fire victims picking up the pieces, vowing to return

ROCK ISLAND -- Recovery has already begun following a Saturday morning fire that damaged or destroyed eight downtown Rock Island buildings. The fire in the 200 block of 18th Street destroyed the vacant Mississippi Cafe building,…

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2 Dead After Sunday Morning Crash in Davenport

UPDATE: Davenport Police continue to investigate Sunday morning's deadly crash at the intersection of 12th and Brady. The two victims have now been identified as 21-year-old Andy Adams and 22-year-old Danny DeBacker, both Orion High School graduates.

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QC food pantries looking forward to student hunger drive

It’s always busy this time of year at United Methodist Food Pantry in East Moline as employees work to fill their shelves for the upcoming winter months. “We service East Moline and Silvis,” said Sue Swartz, director at the United Methodist Food Pantry. “Last month we served 413 families and that amounted to about 1,200 individuals.” Many of the people the food pantry serves have large families, with four or more children in one household. That’s why the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive is so important for food pantries this time of year. It’s a campai…

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Owner of Jaded Gypsy Tattoo picking up the pieces after devastating fire

A gaping hole in the heart of the district of Rock Island. Monday the community still reeling from the devastating fire that tore through several buildings early Saturday morning. People from all over Rock Island have been stopping by to see the devastation for themselves, along with clean-up crews, fire officials and insurance companies there throughout the day assessing the damage. But while it may be hard for us to take in, imagine if that pile of rubble used to be your livelihood. For the owner of the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo, that reality has yet to sink in. "It was, it was surreal,&#…

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Cutbacks in the cards at Rock Island County

ROCK ISLAND - County finance committee chairman Don Jacobs, D-East Moline, wants county departments to take a 5 percent cut on their budget requests for next year to keep the county in the black. The cut would…

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Fishing trip leads to missing Muscatine man's discovery

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A chance observation by an off-duty Iowa State Patrol officer led to the discovery of a Muscatine man who had been missing since Thursday.

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Congressional Candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks makes a campaign stop in Davenport

Congressional Candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks makes a campaign stop in Davenport Monday as the guest speaker at the rotary club of Davenport. Miller-Meeks spoke with club members about who she is, why she's running and why she should have their vote. At the end of the meeting, members were able to ask her about her stance on issues like minimum wage, Medicare and jobs. She says this is one way voters can connect with her on a more personal level. "We're working with people all across the district from the Mississippi all the way to interstate 35 so that we make sure that people have…

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Q-C native works toward music dream in Nashville

Many artists leave the Quad-Cities for the big city to pursue dreams. But Alpha High School alum Mary Jo Daly didn't move to New York, L.A. or Chicago. She went to Nashville. Ms. Daly…

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Rock Island Arsenal Digest

Rock Island Arsenal community events Dance Lessons: 7 to 7:45 p.m., Thursdays; $30 per person or $8 for drop-in. A variety of ballroom techniques taught by Gunter of Quad Cities Social Dancing. No experience or partner needed.

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Illinois QC first inclusive playground is open in Moline

MOLINE -- Not only is everyone encouraged to come and play, everyone can play. The Moline Community Development Corporation recently opened the first inclusive playground in the Illinois Quad-Cities at Riverside Park, 3400 5th Ave.

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I-88 roadwork starts Tuesday

  Drivers, you may want to allow extra time while traveling on Interstate 88 in Illinois. That's because the Illinois Department of Transportation began concrete patching on a 14 mile stretch between I-80 and the Rock Island and Whiteside County line today. Crews pushed the work back, one week IDOT says they are mindful of the other projects also delaying traffic nearby. "We made sure we don't do any additional work over the bridges or anything involving crossing the river or even in the downtown Moline/Rock Island area. This job is out east of Silvis and really doesn't affect …

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Airport gets $500,000 grant to help market new service to Washington D.C.

MOLINE -- A $500,000 federal grant will be used to market nonstop air service to Washington, D.C. once the service becomes available. Monday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) grant -…

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One year later: Dennis Harker pays it forward after son’s disappearance

Dennis Harker’s life took a drastic, unpredictable turn in 2013. On September 29, 2013, his 28-year-old son, David Harker, went missing. David was last seen leaving a nightclub in downtown Moline. On October 2, recovery crews found David’s body near Buffalo Shores. For more coverage of David Harker’s disappearance, click here. “There’s not a day or a moment that goes by that he’s not in my thoughts,” said Dennis Harker, standing over his son’s grave. “He was just phenomenal.” A year has passed since David went missing; Dennis often ta…

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ATM fees surge to an average $4.35 per transaction

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s more expensive than ever to get your hands on your own money. A customer is slapped with fees when they use an ATM that’s not owned by their bank, and those fees jumped 5% in the past year, according to Bankrate. On average, a customer is charged a total of $4.35 for each transaction. People are getting smarter and avoiding out-of-network ATMs as much as they can, said Bankrate’s chief financial analyst Greg McBride. But that’s part of the problem. Banks are hiking fees to make up for the loss. In the past five years, ATM fees have skyr…

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3rd annual Night at the Shelter-Sleep Out this weekend

The 3rd annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut will be held October 3-4th at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. The sleepout is designed to bring awareness about homelessness in the QCA and raise funds to help provide beds and support for the homeless served at the Humility of Mary Shelter. Participate in the "Build Your Own Shelter" contest and stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the night include live music, games, food, and an outdoor movie on the Modern Woodmen Park Jumbo screen.General admission is $10. For more information, head to www.humilityofmary…

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Airline passengers advised: cancellations, delays continue

Three days after an act of sabotage at an air traffic control center in Aurora, Illinois, there are still hundreds of flight cancellations and delays.  The head of the FAA is calling for a review of air traffic control back-up plans after authorities say contract worker Brian Howard set fire to the facility in an apparent suicide attempt. The FAA is bringing in replacement equipment within the next two weeks. Officials warn flight disruptions may be the norm to and from Chicago until replacement equipment is installed. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines to see if …

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More hospitals asking patients to pay up front

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI. Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pay for procedures either up front or before they are discharged. That’s because Americans are shouldering a greater portion of their health care bills, and medical centers don’t want to get stuck with patients that can’t pay. Traditionally, neither patients nor providers knew the exact price of procedures until after the insurer processed the charges. Now, however, new technology is allowing hospit…

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WIU-QC Campus going green

A roof that acts as a sponge. It's one of the new additions at a Quad City university.Students may not even know its right above their heads but school officials are hoping to change that by incorporating it into their classes.Western Illinois University has opened their second building on their QC campus and they've put in a green roof to help become more earth friendly while teaching students the importance of being green.While these students may have heard of green roofs before, the science behind it was a little murky.“I never had the chance and actually find out what it exactly did…

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Closures on I-74 lanes begin

  Construction on I-74 lanes east-bound south of the Big X interchange in Rock Island County started Monday. Crews are patching up concrete. Lanes will be closed through Friday. …

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Davenport man dies after police chase on I-80

One  man is dead after a crash on I-80 over the weekend. Scott Trimble of Davenport. was fleeing from police in Mitchellville just outside Des Moines. He lost control after hitting stop sticks laid out by police. Trimble continued to flee and lost control again, going over the median where he was struck head on by a semi.

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Person of interest sought after ISU student’s body found in trunk of car

Police confirmed a body found in the trunk of a car in Iowa City is that of a missing Iowa State University student, and that the person of interest in the case may now be in China. Tong Shao, 20, was reported missing by Ames Police on September 17, 2014.  She was reportedly last heard from September 8, when she was believed to have been in Iowa City. A Toyota Camry, associated with Shao, was found parked near 2401 Highway 6 East in Iowa City at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 26.  Police said the found a body in the trunk of that car, and investigators confirmed Monday, September 29 that …

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Warm Autumn Days Retreating, Rain-Cooled Air Later Week

Today made it the 5th straight 80 degree plus day..and likely the last we see, possibly ’til next year.  Plenty of changes are in store as we progress through the week. Scattered clouds moving in from the north are associated with a boundary that will shift our warm southerly winds from today and move them in from the northeast.  Not much instability along this boundary upon its arrival, but a sprinkle or stray shower can’t be ruled out.  Overnight lows will dip around the mid 50s. Tuesday will be dry but noticeably cooler as the weak boundary positions itself just south of the …

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Fund established to help victims of downtown R.I. fire

As a response to the community’s concern in helping the victims affected by Saturday’s fire in downtown Rock Island, Rock Island Economic GROWTH Corporation established a Downtown Emergency Fire Fund, a relief effort that will assist immediate needs of affected residents and business owners.  Those wishing to make a charitable contribution may do in the following ways: -       By stopping by Modern Woodmen Bank at 100 17th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201. -       Existing Modern Woodmen Bank members can…

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Police Identify Body Of Missing Iowa State Student

Iowa City Police confirmed the body found in the trunk of a car Friday night is that of missing Chinese international Iowa State student Tong Shao.

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Fight at Davenport Central ends with six people arrested

Police said they made a half-dozen arrests following a fight at Davenport Central High School. “The disturbance originated in Davenport Central High School’s cafeteria,” according to a spokesperson for the Davenport Police Department, “but was out of the school and on Main Street prior to our arrival.”  Police were called to the school at about 8 a.m. Monday, September 29, 2014. Four juveniles and two adults were arrested, the spokesman said. Jail records showed 47-year-old James Bailey spent about an hour in the Scott County Jail before he was released after pos…

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Driver in deadly crash also involved in fatal wreck in 2009

A driver accused in a crash that killed two people Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Davenport was at the wheel during another deadly crash five years ago. Kai Miller, 24, was charged with homicide by vehicle, operating intoxicated and two counts of serious injury by vehicle in the deaths of Andrew Scott Adams, 21, and Danny DeBacker, 22.  Related:  Two killed in Davenport crash that police blame on alcohol and excessive speed In 2009, Miller lost control of his car and struck a tree, killing his 18-year-old passenger and friend, Collin Ingold. Miller was issued a ticket and plead guilty in J…

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Names of victims in fatal crash released

UPDATE:Police have released the names of two men killed early Sunday morning in a high-speed crash.Andrew Adams, 21, was driving the car that was hit, killing him and his passenger, Daniel Debacker Jr., 22.  Adams died in the crash, Debacker later passed away at the hospital.  A third person in the car was also injured; there is no word on the extent of their injuries at this time.Kai Miller, the Davenport man accused of causing the crash, was also involved in another fatal crash in the past.  In May of 2009, Miller was driving a car at a high rate of speed on Kirkwood Boulevar…

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State Street In Bettendorf Open After Gas Leak

A major street is back open after being blocked off in Bettendorf due to a gas leak. …

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Three from News 8 set to hit the dance floor for charity

On Sunday, October 12th, three familiar faces from WQAD will compete in the latest installment of Dancing with the QC Stars. A portion of the proceeds will go to the winner’s charity of choice, with Angie Sharp dancing for the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network, Brittany Lewis dancing for Dress for Success and Jason Fechner dancing for Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities. For more information on the event or to order tickets online, head to Arthur Murray Dance Studio’s website.

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Davenport Man Killed On I-80, Attempting To Elude Police

A Davenport man is dead after officials say he was trying to elude police on I-80 near Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol says 26-year-old Scott Trimble was fleeing from ...

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State Street reopens after being closed for broken gas main

Police were forced to close State Street at 26th after work crews hit a gas main in Bettendorf. The break was reported just before 1:30 p.m., and initial information indicated the line was a main supply line feeding natural gas to the area. Previous information from the Iowa Department of Transportation indicated utility crews were scheduled to work on State Street between I-74 and I-80 until October 22, 2014. No initial evacuations or injuries were reported, but city officials later said one business and one home were evacuated as a precaution. Traffic was restricted and motorists were being …

WQAD.com LogoPlay on words meant to get you to drive safely in Iowa

Play on words meant to get you to drive safely in Iowa

Memorable overhead signs on local highways are part of the Iowa’s efforts to reduce traffic fatalities. As part of Iowa’s “Zero Fatalities” campaign, overhead and roadside signs along some interstates in Iowa displayed messages that alternated between one that indicated the total traffic deaths so far for 2014, and one that said, “Get your head out of your apps, drive safely.” “Distracted driving crashes are 100 percent preventable,” said information posted online about the Iowa DOT campaign, “You simply have to focus on driving and put everything else aside.” The campaign …

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The QCAWC Is Overflowing With Cats

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center is located at 724 2nd Ave West in Milan, Illinois.  You can call the center at(309) 787-6830.  Or you can click here for the QCAWC’s website.

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HDC staff earn excellence awards

Press release submitted by Handicapped Development Center Davenport, IA--The Handicapped Development Center held its Annual Board Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Outing Club in Davenport. Employee Excellence Awards were…

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Davenport squad hits bicyclist at 5th, Main

Iowa State Patrol is on scene of a car-bicycle accident involving a Davenport police officer.

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Authorities work to identify body found in car in Iowa City

DES MOINES — Iowa City police continue to investigate a homicide after finding a body in the trunk of a car belonging to a missing Iowa State University student.

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Squad car hits cyclist

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a Davenport Police squad car and a bicycle.The incident happened near the intersection of 5th and Main Monday around noon.Officer Henry Jacobsen was driving east on 5th when he stopped at the intersection, then proceeded across Main.  The bicyclist, Ricky Owens, was riding up Main at a high rate of speed on his engine-equipped Huffy bicycle and Jacobsen was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting him.Owens was transported to Genesis East with unknown injuries.  The crash is still under investigation.

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Marycrest Alumni Association Meet & Greet Oct. 4

Press release submitted by Jennifer DeWitt The Marycrest Alumni Association will hold a Meet & Greet on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the former Marycrest College campus, 1607 W. 12th St., Davenport. Alumni,…

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27 new billionaires in richest Americans list

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s been a very good year for the 1%. On average, the people on Forbes’ American billionaire list released Monday, September 29, 2014, have a net worth of $5.7 billion, up from $5 billion last year. Their wealth is so staggering that the magazine had to raise its “price of admission” by $25 million to $1.55 billion. Topping the list are the familiar names of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. But some of the biggest gains went to people who made their fortunes in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg is now $19 billion richer than last year. The 30-y…

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Anti-bullying speaker helping students at Moline schools

Press release submitted by Moline-Coal Valley Community Unit School District 40 Anti-bullying speaker takes positive, beatboxing approach to helping students at Moline schools Josh Drean, recognized as one of the most entertaining…

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City of Rock Island free leaf collection program

Press release submitted by city of Rock Island The City of Rock Island is providing free leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 13 through Friday, December 5, 2014, with the following…

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October at the River Music Experience

Press release submitted by RME DAVENPORT, IA, SEPTEMBER 29 - The month of October is going to be chock-full of awesome tunes, artists, shows, and programs at the RME! We're bringing back lots of local…

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Wapsi River Center fall Ecology Day

Press release submitted by Wapsi River Environmental Education Center FALL ECOLOGY DAY Saturday October 4th, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Wapsi River EE Center 31555 52nd Ave., Dixon, IA 52745 …

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Parks project announced in northeast Iowa

DES MOINES — Three counties that are home to four state parks in northeast Iowa will serve as the first pilot area for a public-private partnership expected to pump at least $6 million into ne……

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Celebrate “Country Music’s Biggest Night” Contest

WQAD and ABC will broadcast “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” Wednesday, Nov. 5, from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee! WQAD and ABC are giving away a package for a one viewer and a guest to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event – “Country Music’s Biggest Night™!” The CMA Awards prize package includes: 2 Tickets to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” ceremony and broadcast (Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Nashville) Hotel accommodations at the famed Gaylord Opryland Resort (double occupancy) for 2 nights, (check in Tuesday, 11/4 and check out Thursday, 11/6) Accomm…

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Daytrotter avoids major fire damage

The show went on over the weekend at Daytrotter.com.

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Felony charges for mother accused of attacking 8 year old

A Bettendorf woman is in custody, accused of choking and biting her 8 year old son.Police say Marisa Lopez, 26, had been drinking at a bachelorette party when her son's father asked her to come home to care for her children.  When she returned, the two fought and the boyfriend left.Officers say that's when Lopez turned on the child, biting him at least eight times, hitting him, and choking him.  The child suffered scrapes and bruises.  Police say the child told them that Lopez used biting as a form of discipline, usually on her children's fingers.The boy and two other children …

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Shoe Dept. Encore opens new stores in Q-C

Shoe Dept. Encore has opened a pair of new stores in the Quad-Cities, locating in Davenport's NorthPark Mall and expanding at SouthPark Mall, Moline.

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A high near 83 degrees this afternoon

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

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One of a Kind Obstacle Course comes to the Q-C Oct. 11

Press release submitted by Quad Cities CVB Climb over an enormous couch, jump on a huge bed, crawl through doors, run through masses of bubbles, and throw dishes at a big dishwasher! It's all part…

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Davenport: Man Dies From Gunshot Wound-UPDATED

UPDATE: More information has been released about the shooting death that happened early Friday morning. Police say 18-year-old Thomas Nye Taylor of Davenport died from a single gunshot...

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Rock Island Fall Community Garage Sale

Press release submitted by city of Rock Island Over 6,000 square feet of shopping for toys, trinkets, furniture, home décor, books, clothes and more at the Rock Island Parks & Recreation Community Garage Sale on…

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Head-on crash kills Davenport man as he allegedly fled from police

A Davenport man died when he was allegedly fleeing from police and crashed head-on into a semi on Interstate 80. A report from the Iowa State Patrol said 26-year-old Scott Trimble, of Davenport, Iowa, was “fleeing from law enforcement” as he was eastbound on I-80 just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014. The report said Trimble lost control of the 2014 Lincoln four-door car he was driving once when he hit stop sticks deployed by Mitchellville Police. Trimble continued east into Jasper County where he lost control again at mile marker 155, near the Colfax/Mingo exit. Trimble’s car …

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Preston hires new police chief

PRESTON, Iowa — Preston City Council members recently hired a new police chief.

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Iowa Masonic Health Facilities host public legislative forum

Iowa Masonic Health Facilities host public legislative forum: Iowa Masonic Health Facilities, 2500 Grant St., Bettendorf, will host a 2014 Legislative Forum at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Teachers workshop covers German topics

Teachers workshop covers German topics: The German American Heritage Center will host a professional development workshop for regional teachers in the fields of social studies, history, sociol……

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Colona Library sells dining tour books

Colona Library sells dining tour books: The Friends of the Colona Library are selling Quad-Cities Dining Tour Books.

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R.I. Arsenal host to Disability Awareness Month Fair

Press release submitted by Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island Arsenal Garrison EEO to host Disability Awareness Month Fair Rock Island Arsenal will recognize Disability Awareness Month with a Disability Awareness Month Fair…

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Q-C airport awarded $500,000 for D.C. service

The Quad-City International Airport has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant that will help it market its future Washington, D.C., service.

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Colorful run to benefit Milan Fireworks

Colorful run to benefit Milan Fireworks: The whole family can enjoy a walk or run through blasts of colored powder while supporting the Milan fireworks display. The second annual Milan Firewor……

OurQuadCities.com LogoHalf a million dollar investment for QC International Airport

Half a million dollar investment for QC International Airport

The Quad City International Airport could be getting new air service between Northwest Illinois and Washington, D.C. thanks to a grant announced Monday.DOT's Small Community Air Service Development Program funded the $500,00 award that Congress established in 2002 to help improve service in underserved airports around the country.U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says improving the Quad City International Airport's funding has been a priority for years. “Having access to reliable air service is essential to growing businesses that create jobs in Illinois. This investment shows the continu…

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Police and Q-C Emergency Agencies spread Move-Over message

Press release submitted by Illinois State Police East Moline, IL – It's a normal day at work, just as you sit down to start working for the day there is a brief squealing of tires…

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Cleanup continues after downtown Rock Island blaze

As a major cleanup and the investigation continued Monday, fire officials said think they know where the fire started early Saturday that destroyed one downtown Rock Island building and damage……

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Princeton residents invited to meeting

Princeton residents invited to meeting: The Princeton Community Center Board members invite residents of Princeton and surrounding communities to join them for coffee and conversation from 8-1……

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to lecture at St. Ambrose

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to lecture at St. Ambrose: Journalist Sheryl WuDunn will deliver a lecture, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” at 7 p.m.……

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Fall book sale supports Bettendorf Public Library

Fall book sale supports Bettendorf Public Library: The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library Fall Book Sale from Friday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 5, offers thousands of good condition b……

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Iowa couple leaves huge tip for lousy service

An Iowa woman says she and her husband had a good reason for leaving their server a much larger-than-expected tip after getting super slow service. Mackenzie Schultz, of Cedar Rapids, posted a photo online of their receipt after she and Steven Schultz decided to leave a $100 tip for a bill that totaled just over $66. “People all around us were making fun of the restaurant & how bad the service was,” Schultz posted with the photo.  “But, it was very obvious that the issue was being short staffed, not the server.” The post went on to say their server was apologetic a…

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Toastmasters talk way to top award

Toastmasters talk way to top award: The Moline Toastmasters Club has achieved the organization’s top award by becoming a President’s Distinguished club.

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Classic car cruise begins Route 6 trip

Classic car cruise begins Route 6 trip: The Iowa Route 6 Tourist Association will hold a classic car cruise to kick off the River to River Retro Road Trip. “Cruising the Ones” is open to anyon……

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Motor vehicle accident under investigation

Peter W. Kaufmann, 58, was transported to Midwest Medical Center in Galena yesterday evening after being involved in a motor accident.Kaufmann attempted to make a right turn onto a private drive in the area W. Stagecoach Trail and Guilford Rd in Galena, IL. He was struck from behind by Kristy M. Allen, 46.The accident occurred at approximately 5:05pm on 09/28/14, which remains under investigation.Kaufman resides in Galena, IL and Allen resides in Scales Mound, IL.

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Free NAMI class supports parents of children living with mental illness

Free NAMI class supports parents of children living with mental illness: Local civic groups and foundations have provided grants to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi ……

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Fishing trip leads to missing Muscatine man's discovery

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A chance observation by an off-duty Iowa State Patrol officer led to the discovery of a Muscatine man who had been missing since Friday.

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The Eric Factor: Breaking Canada’s cold air loose

As we prepare for a surge of air that will drop temperatures by 25 degrees, it’s important to look at the reasons why we’ll see such a drastic change. This week’s storm track will take low pressure from the Great Plains almost due north into Central Canada. When low pressure systems have such a high amplitude (from south to north), they are able to dislodge the coldest of air in the higher latitudes. While low pressure systems that move from west to east can bring heavy rainfall and severe weather, they don’t usually bring colder air behind them. But low pressure system…

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Lane closures begin today on I-74 near the Big X

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports there will be a lane closure on Interstate 74 eastbound, 6.5 miles south of the Big X interchange with Interstate 80 in Rock Island County.

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Help us pick No. 50 in our series

Since Aug. 11, we’ve been featuring historical facts, places and items that are distinctive to the Quad-Cities.

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OurQuadCities.com LogoQC man turning grief into hope one year after son's disappearance/death

QC man turning grief into hope one year after son's disappearance/death

One year ago Monday, 28-year-old David Harker went missing on his way home from a Moline bar.Hundreds of people helped search for Harker, and a few days later, his body was discovered in the Mississippi River.But, after suffering the tragic loss, a QC man has dedicated his life to helping others find those who have gone missing."The main mission is obviously we want to get these people back. But we also want to support the family. They're going through an emotional crisis, they don't know what to do, they don't know where to turn," says Dennis Harker, Founder of the Quad Cities Miss…

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