Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
RICEVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa nursing home has been fined $11,513 after an investigation into the death of a resident in August.
Federal regulators imposed the fine after a state investigation determined that the Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center hadn’t ensured its workers were properly trained on the use of portable oxygen tanks, the Mason City Globe Gazette reports.
The person who died at the nursing home was supposed to be getting continuous oxygen therapy. An autopsy determined that the person may not have been receiving the needed oxygen.
The federal fine takes the place o
(WSPA) – From Hatchimals to the Nintendo Entertainment System remake, the hottest toys of 2016 are practically nowhere to be found in stores.
But folks, we’ve done a little homework and found out how you can get them this weekend.
And if that’s not on your list, we also looked into the most popular toys this season so the little ones in your life will love what’s under the tree.
OK, so let’s not bury the lead too far. Here’s the skinny:
“The great thing is, I can announce, we are going to have some Sunday morning. It’s nationwide for all the Toys R Us’s, so we will have
WQAD News 8 was live in the auditorium to stream the Augustana College holiday show on Saturday, Dec. 3.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are prepared to deal with up to 40 deaths after a fire broke out at a warehouse party in Oakland, California.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly says Saturday that nine people are confirmed dead, and that he expects that number to rise.
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed says some people escaped and that between 50 and 100 people were at the warehouse at the time of the fire.
The warehouse had been partitioned into several artist studios and was packed with furniture, mannequins, lamps, and other objects
Oakland, Calif. (CNN) – A fire broke out Friday night during a party at a two-story warehouse and artists’ studio in Oakland, killing at least nine people and leaving about two dozen missing, the California city’s fire chief said.
Initial reports indicate dozens of people — perhaps up to 100 — were in the building when the fire started, Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said.
Most of the dead were on the second floor, where people would have had difficulty leaving because one stairway — made of pallets — was the only way down to the floor below, R
Another Iowa native and picker with star power among do-it-yourselfers is putting down roots in LeClaire.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Family members of the brothers burned and parents killed in the Gatlinburg wildfire held a media briefing Friday and shared their devastating story of loss but also of survival.
Jim Summers, brother of Jon Summers, spoke from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where two of his nephews remain hospitalized.
His brother Jon and sister-in-law Janet were tragically confirmed dead Thursday evening after being separated from their three sons—Jared, Wesley, and Branson—when the fires broke out Monday.
Summers opened by thanking everyone for the outpouri
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Movie buffs in Cedar Rapids can catch a show and help feed the hungry this weekend.
The Salvation Army and Wehrenberg Theatre have teamed up to offer patrons a free movie pass for matinees this Saturday with the donation of five cans of food. Those who donate 15 cans of food get a pass to see a movie on another day.
The food collected in the drive will go to support The Salvation Army food pantry and meal program.
In 2015, the event collected 16,050 cans. This year’s goal is 20,000 cans.
Also this weekend, two Cedar Rapids businesses will be hosting a Toys for
It’s beginning to feel more and more like the holidays! The sky will remain mostly cloudy today with highs around 40.
The main story this weekend is the potential for a bit of snow. A disturbance from the southwest will move in after midnight, and throughout the first half of Sunday. This system will start out as snow, and then switch to a snow/rain mix by the late morning since temperatures will be a few degrees above freezing.
Forecasted snowfall amounts haven’t changed too much. With the ground being above freezing, the huge majority of accumulations will be on grassy surfaces
Cops in Bellevue, Washington, found a dog at a local park wearing a full fall ensemble — and a “very angry” frown. They took him in, with its green baseball sweater and blue pants, and put out an all-call for his owner.
BELLEVUE, Washington — We finally have an answer to the age-old question: How would a dog wear pants?
Apparently, just on its hind legs. But don’t expect it to be too happy about it.
Cops in Bellevue, Washington, found a dog at a local park wearing a full fall ensemble — and a “very angry” frown.
They took him in, with its green b
ATKINSON -- Ryan and Lola Rahn have learned they do not walk alone in their grief.
MOLINE -- A Christian cross culture across ethnic boundaries takes center stage later this month at the iWireless Center.
MOLINE -- An Angel of Hope statue recently took its place in the Moline Memorial Park cemetery.
Calling all buck hunters.
A good weekend to all.
The Kone Centre Christmas tree in downtown Moline was back in place Friday night after being removed by crane to repair damage that happened overnight Monday.
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
(KWQC) – President-elect Donald Trump will make a stop in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 8. But Trump won’t be alone, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence will make the trip as well.
According to Trump’s website, the pair will appear at the Iowa Events Center in Hy-Vee Hall.
Doors open at 4 p.m. with a start time of 7.
According to Trump’s website, each person can register for up to two tickets per mobile number and all tickets are first come, first serve.
To register for the event visit the “schedule” page on Trump’s website.
The Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1970 was the sixth in the state’s history, and it produced the first changes to the state’s governing document in a century. One writer aptly described the process as an example of “splendid bipartisan cooperation.”
Don’t leave literacy out of your holidays!
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Exactly a year to the moment that a pair of shooters unleashed a terrorist attack on San Bernardino, a bell rang 14 times Friday at the city's Inland Regional Center in honor of the people…
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.
When we arrived late on the last day of the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, we saw that only a few of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees were left for bid or raffle. Most of the trees had been…
Cheers to the Port Byron community for aiding those in need and working to eliminate a messy issue that had plagued the village and Ann’s Helping Hands.
ABC’s Jim Avila says that “Fidel Castro was Cuba’s George Washington.”
Recently, the Student Council at Rockridge High School coordinated a food drive. In addition to the food collected at the high school, the junior high and the grade schools also contributed.
I know the election has been over for quite some time now, but I just wanted to take a minute and thank some of the local candidates who took the time to fill out the Quad City right to Life…
River Valley Cooperative is accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship program for students seeking two-year and four-year degrees. Applications and details are available at www.rivervalleycoop.com/scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be notified by…
Black Hawk College in Moline is now enrolling children for the next "Swim School" for youth ages 4-15 beginning in January. Cost is $45 for six classes. To register, call 309-796-5601. For more information, visit www.bhc.edu/swim. Attendees can choose from…
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CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James wasn't holding back.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area judge who allowed a law clerk to don a judge's robe and preside over a few traffic cases suffered from memory loss at the time and has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a state…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Six state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding paychecks the Illinois comptroller cut off last spring because there's no budget agreement.
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SHERRARD – The first quarter was not the start the Sherrard boys' basketball team was looking for. Lucky for them, the other three quarters count just as much.
ALEDO -- After three quarters of a back-and-forth game, the Mercer County boys' basketball squad was nipping at the Rockridge Rockets' collective heels, trailing by just one point.
QUINCY -- The hardest part for Alleman senior guard Collin O'Keeffe is knowing "we played well in spurts" on Friday night.
GALESBURG – High-school basketball players tend to remember their first varsity points. For Thomas Hughes of United Township, it was a 3-pointer; for Devynn Wakefield, it was an and-one.
GENESEO -- Getting the most quality shots and taking advantage of them will win a lot of basketball games, especially the close ones.
Rock Island holds off a late push from Moline to win first game in the Western Big 6.
United Township holds on for 51-48 win in their WB6 opener over Galesburg.
Alleman plays tough but still falls to Quincy 62-44.
North Scott boys beat Cedar Rapids Prairie 72-54 at home.
Davenport North shows why they are the favorite in the MAC with an 81-37 win over Burlington.
Pleasant valley opens MAC schedule with a 61-19 win over Central.
Bettendorf would open up a lead early on their way to a 53-30 win over davenport West.
BRAMPTON, Ontario, Canada – What a difference a day made for the Quad City Mallards.
The annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, an opportunity to help science learn more about bird populations, begins soon in the Quad-Cities.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)- An annual tradition kicked off the Christmas season in the Village of East Davenport as hundreds lined the streets for the annual Christmas Walk.
Those who attended were able to take trolley rides to see Christmas Lights, take photos with Santa Claus, see a live nativity scene, and even heckle Scrooge.
Lagomarcino’s had a Grinch theme, the chocolate shop was decorated like “Whoville” and the girl employees dressed like Cindy Lou Who from the film.
If you missed tonight’s event, a similar one will be going on Saturday night. It concludes with a
ROCK ISLAND -- The 2016 basketball version of the oldest rivalry in Illinois gave both sides plenty to cheer about.
LECLAIRE, Iowa - In LeClaire, Iowa you can see stores decked out for the holidays, one story even turned into Whoville for Christmas.
"A lot of decorations are set up that way and the Grinch will be here tomorrow," said Cole Devrieze, Owner of Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique.
Cole and his wife Rhonda are hoping to see more people at the shop for Christmas in LeClaire.
"A lot of sales that's the main thing, to get more sales, we did have a great weekend last weekend and we're just hoping to have a bigger or better one," said Devrieze.
For small businesses in LeClaire, the 'Christm
CORDOVA, Ill. (KWQC) – After countless sleepless nights and months of holding out hope, families across the QCA are celebrating a day of relief.
“I cried,” said Cordova resident Diane Collins. “I cried happy tears.”
Like so many in Cordova and the surrounding Quad Cities Area, Collins closely followed the progress of the Future Energy Jobs bill, a piece of legislation that would determine her future.
“And I always held out hope,” she said. “And there were so many people just like giving up and I said no, no it’s going to happen.”
She watched as the bill passed through
The trial to settle remedies in the Quad Cities Waterkeeper's case to protect the Green River is set for Jan. 30.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon has sentenced its first offender to jail under a new revenge porn law.
Benjamin Barber, 31, was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 1, to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation.
In July, Barber posted multiple pornographic videos of himself and a woman from a past relationship to various adult websites, without her permission.
Barber walked up to KOIN reporter Emily Sinovic as she was interviewing Sgt. Bob Ray outside the Washington County Sheriff's Office and gave an unsolicited interview.
Barber told Sinovic that he was actually the victim and that the videos were copyright
Meet the 2017 Mardi Gras Ball attendants on Sunday's Q-C Living page.
MOLINE -- It took a crane in a pine tree, instead of a partridge in a pear one, to repair a wind- and rain-damaged decoration on top of the KONE Elevators and Escalator's building in downtown Moline.
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DECATUR — John Haskins likes to find different ways to express his creativity.
DAVENPORT -- "Flat Stanley," the popular children’s book series, will come to life at St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts Center at 3 p.m. today and Sunday in "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley."
DE KALB -- Taylor Luebbe, of Taylor Ridge, has received a School of Art and Design Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen at Northern Illinois University.
MOLINE -- The Moline High School History Club hosted a schoolwide assembly Nov. 10 to honor the sacrifices made by veterans from the community.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Augustana basketball starts off the season, 5-1. KWQC’s Gabriella Rusk caught up with the men’s team ahead of facing North Park tomorrow.
DAVENPORT -- Students from the Creative Arts Academy in Davenport became mini curators as they took charge in bringing an exhibit on Santa Claus to the German American Heritage Center at 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport.
Meet Polly the goat. Polly’s owner runs an animal sanctuary in New Jersey and says the goat suffers from severe anxiety. But no worries, this goofy duck costume seems to help.
Polly’s owner says for whatever reason, when Polly wears the costume, she’s happy as a clam – er, goat. And as bizarre as it may be, the internet is loving it.
But it’s not JUST duck costumes…
Polly is going viral, quacking up thousands on social media.
North Park (4-0, 0-0 CCIW) at No. 17 Augustana (5-1, 0-0 CCIW)
Illinois legislation saving 900 Exelon jobs in the Quad-Cities area won't cost Quad-Cities MidAmerican Energy Co. electricity customers a dime in rate increases.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Hy-Vee is making sure Mr. Thanksgiving continues his annual Thanksgiving dinners. The store donated a check on Friday, Dec. 2, for more than $21,000 to Bob Voglebaugh. The donation was created through a fundraiser at Hy-Vee stores last month.
In addition to raising money, three Hy-Vee stores also helped out in the kitchen cooking turkeys, all the fixings, and providing the drinks.
"How can you really express what I'm feeling inside? It's everybody that's a part of this that makes it go. It's overwhelming," said Vogelbaugh.
This is the sixth year Hy-Vee has held a fundrais
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- A mother who has been in the Middle East for nearly a year on military duty pulled off a surprise that had her son literally jumping out of his chair earlier this week.
Petty Officer Julie Workman, who has been deployed in Bahrain since January, planned the surprise for her son at the SouthPark Mall Tuesday, Nov. 29.
In a video posted on the mall's Facebook page, her son is seen sitting on Santa's lap for a photo. Workman walks up from behind, and, after a stunned moment of surprise, he leaps out of the chair and into her arms.
The post said: "Petty Officer Julie Work
Lindsay Stalzer, a 2002 Kewanee graduate, will be inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame on Dec. 29 during halftime of the Braves' game against Southern Illinois at Peoria Civic Center.
Former Bettendorf High School basketball standout Nicholas Baer is making his mark on the hardwood for the University of Iowa men's basketball team. He is doing good work off the court, as well.
WARRENVILLE, Illinois — Police say three people are dead following a wrong-way crash involving two cars along Interstate 88 in suburban Chicago.
Illinois State Police say the crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, along the interstate in the Warrenville and Naperville area.
Police said a Toyota Camry driven by 30-year-old Domenic Andreoni of Elgin was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided head-on with a Chrysler 300.
Police said Andreoni was pronounced dead at the scene along with the Chrysler's driver 32-year-old Ali Erhaima of Aurora and passenger 40-y
DAVENPORT -- Police responded to a report of shots fired Friday afternoon and recovered a shell casing.
ROCK FALLS, Illinois — The Mayor of Rock Falls wants to stop residents from burning yard waste. They're one of the few cities in Illinois that still allows it. There's a code in place that governs how the burning must be done.
Mayor Bill Wescott says the city receives plenty of complaints about irresponsible burning, taking up a lot of police force's time. Wescott says they've tried to ban burning before, and hopes it will go through this time.
"Our police receive numerous calls throughout the year from people who say that the neighborhoods full of smoke, but it really becomes something t
LE CLAIRE -- A rendering truck spilled in LeClaire Friday afternoon, closing Cody Road for a short time during the opening day of Christmas in LeClaire.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – Burlington Police are searching for a subject who was arrested on Thursday and managed to escape after appearing in court.
Antoine Lamont Tellis had previously bonded out his charges when he appeared in court on Friday, Dec. 2. However, the Associate Court Judge had increased Tellis’s bond, so police began to take Tellis back into custody. Tellis was able to pull away from court security and ran from the courthouse at approximately 10:45 am. Police were unable to immediately locate Tellis.
According to the Burlington Police Department Facebook page, Tell
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LECLAIRE, Ia. (KWQC)- Sitting right along the river, historic downtown LeClaire attracts visitors from both around the Quad Cities and from out-of-town. According to city officials, 18,000 people came through the information center last year and 170 people just this past weekend. City council member, Dennis Gerard, said he’s noticed a steady increase in popularity of the area over the last five years.
“People are recognizing it is a great place to come visit. It’s unique, it’s historic, it’s scenic and it’s kind of like the happening place to be in the Qu
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead Friday with Hideki Matsuyama, who has reason to expect being at the top of any…
DAVENPORT -- One to two inches of snow could fall in the Quad-Cities late tonight and Sunday morning, according to meteorologist Dave Cousins of the National Weather Service.
Josh Bellamy sat with his teammates Monday at Halas Hall and watched the video screen, painfully aware of how the horror film ended.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.
Davenport, IA (KWQC) Nine Casey’s gas stations in the QCA are pitching in to donate to local charities around town. One store in particular, the Casey’s on 53rd and Division today, pumped customer’s gas to raise money to give back to the local charities and shelters
Someone who wold benefit from the donations is Michael Burch, a man who was once homeless and remembers a time when he nowhere to go during the winter.
“I slept in abandoned buildings, slept in parking ramp garages I mean it was cold, I didn’t even know where I was going to get my next meal,” s
Quitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Standout Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will return for his senior season.
The first of Iowa's two popular shotgun deer seasons begins Saturday, but the smell of fresh venison burger already filled a rural Scott County home Friday afternoon.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain's on-again, off-again career could be over this time.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots went back to practice without Rob Gronkowski on Friday as the 2015 All-Pro tight end prepared for season-ending back surgery.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off a question about whether he was happy his NASCAR career was over.
The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent…
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Chryst and James Franklin left the outside world behind Friday.
The College Football Playoff is the only thing that really matters this weekend.
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CHICAGO (KWQC) – Governor Bruce Rauner has announced the appointments made to the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, and one of those appointments is the mayor for the city of Dixon.
Saturday, December 3 is the Illinois’s 198th birthday. Governor Rauner created the Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial to plan a celebration for Illinois’s 200th birthday.
Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr says he is excited to have been selected to the commission. “The bicentennial is a great opportunity to promote Illinois
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs…