Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — It’s a five letter acronym police say everyone should know. A.L.I.C.E – Alert, Lock Down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.
“By teaching people to think for themselves, if they can escape they should escape. If they can’t escape, they should try to hide or lock down. If they can’t lock down or hide, then the last option is to force the fight, then they should fight,” said Lieutenant John Ferguson with the Black Hawk College Police Department.
Ferguson says to do anything you can to survive and save yourself and other victims in the cas
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“To him that you tell your secret you resign your liberty.” -- Anonymous Proverb
A quote by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says, "Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."
Wow, there are are tea party, evangelical, right-winged, ultra-conservative Republicans who continually quote the Bible to attack the poor.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A first of its kind for the area, a cyber security conference held in Davenport today, Oct. 3.
The conference is called “Corn Con.” The goal is to bring like-minded people together to talk about cyber security. That included a conference for kids with an interest in the field.
“Being a technology expert is kind of a superpower,” said John Johnson, Corn Con conference chair.
But with great power comes great responsibility.
“We think these kids should be using that superpower for good and not going over to the dark side,” he said.
The track at the Cordova International Raceway was busy today as racers help a little girl and others like her.
4-year-old Haylee Short from Rapids City, Illinois is battling Leukemia. She was diagnosed in 2013.
Her father, Chad Short, organized the St. Jude Benefit Race to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He says it's all to give back to the place that's given his family so much.
"We didn't know what we were going to do with all the medical bills and how we were going to pay for everything," he said. "St. Jude runs off donations, so anything you donate goes straight to
People in the Quad Cities are granting wishes.
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, the 6th Annual Walk for Wishes took place at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.
The event, which included a 10K, 5K, and a walk - raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Iowa. Make-A-Wish grants wishes for kids fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Organizers say events like Walk for Wishes ensure they never have to turn anyone away.
"The average cost of a wish in 2014 was $8,800," said Event Co-Chair, Deanna Woodall. "It's not an insignificant amount of money, so we're constantly needing to raise money so we
People in the Quad Cities are becoming super heroes for the day to help those with Down Syndrome.
GiGi's Playhouse held its 3rd Annual Super Hero Run and 11th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf.
Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed up as their favorite superhero to help raise awareness and money for the cause.
"Our superheroes are our kids who are achieving great things everyday," said Site Manager, Michelle Hughes. "They're our donors, our families, and our supporters so everybody's a superhero this morning."
A close call for people getting gas in East Moline.
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, a car drove into the Gas 'N Dash Mart on 19th Street in East Moline just before 3pm.
The car hit the building and caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to police.
Investigators say the drive tried to leave the scene, but was caught by police. No one was hurt and one person refused to go to the hospital.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Popcorn popping, bean bags and blankets ready, and the big screen rolled down, it's movie time in Galesburg.
Going to the movies, something most people don't think twice about, takes a lot of careful calculation for some families.
Patti Patterson is a mother of three. Two of her sons have Autism. The Patterson family doesn't always get to go out much because they need environments that are controlled or else her sons get overwhelmed.
"Being sensory overloaded is not a discipline problem. People from the outside, I've gotten comments. People say my child needs more discipline, or they tell me
Garrison Chrones, 10, of DeWitt, Iowa, worked at picking a lock Saturday at the first-ever CornCon Cybersecurity conference hosted by St. Ambrose University in Davenport.
The wind sure can be fickle. Just ask any C-scow racing skipper.
Volunteers from the Quad-Cities as well as other parts of central Illinois will assist with American Red Cross activities associated with Hurricane Joaquin in North Carolina.
Despite a shortage of pumpkins in some parts of the country this season, Bruce Curry's Country Corner Farm Market near Alpha, Ill., is experiencing no problems.
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Police say one person is dead and another is in the hospital after a head-on collision.
It happened on Saturday, October 3rd around 6am. Investigators with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office say two vehicles hit head-on north of Ridge Road on Route 67.
The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics took the other driver to the hospital. No names are being released at this time as the incident remains under investigation.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa took advantage of four turnovers by Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers 10-6 on Saturday.
Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the second quarter for the only touchdown in the game and Iowa (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in its last 10 attempts.
Stave was intercepted twice by Iowa cornerback Desmond King and lost two fumbles, including midway through the fourth quarter on Iowa’s 1-yard line. The Wisconsin quarterback tr
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Some people take their empty wine bottles back to the store to collect a deposit, but Margot Mylott does the opposite. The Muscatine artist buys bottles and turns them into l…
Several years ago I heard a story that included the “word” shmily. It’s a strange sounding word but it has a special meaning and a lesson for all of us. I have taken the liberty to paraphrase …
The cooler temperatures will hang around with daytime highs only reaching the mid-60s. We’ll see another breezy day with wind gusting up to 20mph.
As we move in the evening hours, a few clouds move in along with overnight lows dropping into the mid- 40s.
Clouds will be the story tomorrow, making for a mostly cloudy afternoon.
We will remain dry throughout the weekend and the beginning of next week. Showers return by the end of the week, bringing us our first rainfall of the month.
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard
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Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Grant to speak on encyclical Oct. 11 at Unitarian church
Presentations by guest speaker Brooke Axtell and supporters of the Family Resources agency marked the fifth annual Rising Up Against Sexual Violence event on Friday.
It may not win Art Pitz the Nobel Peace Prize, but the Moline professor and historian returns this month to host public discussions on some of the hottest topics in the world.
Volunteer drivers for the Senior Resources Meals on Wheels program for Oct. 5-10, 2015, are as follows:
Milestones Area Agency on Aging is located at 1512 Isett Ave in Muscatine. To inquire about home delivered meals, call 563-260-9921.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — "The Kingdom Klowns of Iowa," Linda and Keith Brake, of Montezuma, Iowa, will be the featured speakers at the annual brunch sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Salvatio…
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Friday afternoon, sixth graders from West Middle School had the opportunity to see a presentation about the organization Little Free Library given by it's creator and executi…
Editor’s note: “Photographic Memories” is a series produced in cooperation with the Musser Public Library, and featuring photos from library’s extensive collection of historic photos. The seri…
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WAVERLY, Iowa-- Tyler Gosnell, of Nichols, and a business administration major has been named to the Wartburg College Homecoming Court.
Winfield Mt Union tops New London, 46-14
Princeton gets win to improve to 6-0 after knocking off Newman.
Central Lee win 49-14 at home.
Dubuque Senior tops West, 59-13
Orion piles on the points in win at Amboy.
Muskies win over Burlington, 40-14
Missiles falls to Polo
West Liberty earn a 7-point victory.
Rockridge goes to Riverdale and wins big.
Mediapolis wins on the road.
Clinton tops North Scott, 20-19
Fulton keeps playoff hopes alive with win over rival Morrison.
Maquoketa gets district win over Marion
Hall cruises to big win to improve to 5-1.
PV Gets District Win over Central
Annawan-Wethersfield beats Mercer County for 5th win of the year.
Stark County improves to 6-0 after win over Ridgewood.
Bettendorf wins 48-20 over IC West
Highlights from week six of the High School Football Season
Rocky tops UT, 61-48.
Monmouth United scores in the last 30-seconds to earn victory.
Mid-County improves to 3-2 with win over West Central.
Moline tops Quincy
Bureau Valley gets first conference win.
The recent announcement by Exelon Generation that we will defer for a year making a decision on the long-term operation of Quad-Cities and Byron nuclear plants provides Illinois with a chance to focus on comprehensive reforms of energy policy to encourage economic strength while moving toward a cleaner environment.
Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has been traveling the state visiting communities and explaining the negative effects of the deepening budget crisis in Illinois without an approved budget in place.
Quad-Citians community involvement: The expression of that generosity was certainly exemplified by so many individuals who took the time to volunteer to collect for the intellectually disabled citizens in our community. Because of the ongoing generosity of all individuals who made monetary donations time and time again, I am happy the Knights of Columbus Leo Council 716 was able to collect over $7,800.
The tugboat, Osage, with its skipper Capt. Steve King and crew, pulled the steamboat Delta Queen from California waters to New Orleans, La., on the Mississippi River, an unusual feat.
On Aug. 29, Jean and I, were traveling to Florida when Jean suffered a heart attack.
Galesburg tops Alleman 21-0
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – After three years and $15 million dollars plans for a Walmart store at a vacant lot in Rock Island are finally coming to light.
Today Oct. 2, Mayor Dennis Pauley of Rock Island announced the city has received a signed contract from Walmart. He said it came in the mail yesterday. The contract states that Walmart will purchase the land for $4.5 million.
The city invested $15 million in the project. That included buying property and demolishing it. The land used to be known as watch tower plaza. Back in 2012 the city of Rock Island announced that Walmart would b
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Another big urban face-lift related announcement was made in Davenport Friday. Mayor Bill Gluba introduced a possible option to replace the historic old dock restaurant, which is on track to soon be demolished. The idea Mayor Gluba proposed Friday would mean the sky bridge wouldn’t just end, but beyond the balcony and could potentially be a rooftop plaza area, with a two-level restaurant/bar complex below.
Many people that use the sky bridge are on board with the plan and hope something more comes from it, like Michael Foster and Suzette Foster who use the sky b
Tonight a new plan revealed could change an important part of Davenport's riverfront.
Bill Handle, a Davenport native and retired architect presented an idea to add-on to the end of the skybridge near LeClaire Park.
The design gives people a 360 view of the river. At the top level people would be able to go out on and sightsee. A part of it will have glass floor so people can see the river underneath them. The lower levels would be a bar and restaurant.
"I think anything we put on the river is something that we need to make sure the citizens of Davenport love and will be here for 100 years,"
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — The second annual Writer's Workshop will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the West Liberty Public Library, 400 N. Spencer St.
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — Training today is different than it was years ago. Police departments have learned from situations every time there is a shooting around the nation. In the Quad Cities, the Black Hawk College Police Department and the Illinois State Police train extensively for an active shooter setting.
“You need to get over your assumption that it will not happen to you,” said Trooper Jason Wilson with Illinois State Police, District 7. He said, “It’s one of the things where you hope for the best, but you train for the worst.”
For law enforcement, t
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will be in Muscatine on Tuesday afternoon to discuss affordable health care in Iowa, according to an email from her campaign office.
MidAmerican Energy reported more than 900 customers lost electricity late Friday afternoon, October 2, 2015.
Their outage map showed an area south of Sylvan Island was affected.
MidAmerican Energy says a third party contractor’s excavator snagged a primary power line damaging both the wire and the electrical pole. Both needed to be repaired to restore power.
MidAmerican reported 962 customers were impacted by an outage that began just after 5 p.m. That number was down to about 900 at about 6:20 p.m. There were still 60 customers without power at 9:20 p.m.
Electricity was still out
"American Pickers" star Frank Fritz will be one of the grand marshals for the 31st annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run on Sunday in Davenport.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The Muscatine County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the county's administration building, 414 E. Third St.
WAPELLO, Iowa — Despite a call for at least one more stop sign in Wapello, the city council agreed Thursday to delay any decision on it and may begin looking at replacing some stops with yield signs.
A total of three men face charges now in connection with the death of a man shot in the street north of Vander Veer Park in Davenport, Iowa.
Police arrested 18-year-old Quantrell L. McDaniel of Davenport the day after he allegedly shot 29-year-old Brandon Smith in the area of Dubuque and Garfield Streets just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2015. Police said Smith made a purchase at the EZ Mart, in the 2900 block of Brady Street, and that McDaniel and 23-year-old Dantawn Lavon Cole followed Smith out of the store. The three men exchanged words, police said, before Smith continued to
Two drivers were injured when a vehicle crossed the center line of an Illinois City, Illinois roadway causing a dump truck to overturn.
It was about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 when 48-year-old Kenneth Stulz crossed the center line of 175th Street West hitting a dump truck, according to a statement from Chief Deputy Captain Steve Ven Huizen. The dump truck, driven by a 67-year-old man from Milan, Illinois, was hauling dirt and overturned and spilled its contents onto the roadway.
Ven Huizen said the roadway became blocked to traffic.
A third driver, a 42-year-old man from Tay
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) Two more men have been arrested in connection to the September 24th shooting death of 29 year old Brandon M. Smith. The shooting happened in the area of Dubuque and Garfield Streets.
23 year old Dantawn Lavon Cole of Garfield Street is charged with first degree murder. 25 year old Marcello Cordell Miller of Brady Street is charged with possession/ use/ display of a dangerous weapon by a felon in connection with Smith’s death. Both men were taken into custody today.
Previously, 18 year old Quantrell L. McDaniel of Davenport was charged with shooting Smith after a co
The biggest retail deal in Rock Island history is a step closer to reality on Friday, October 2, 2015.
That's after Walmart signed a contract to buy land at the former Watch Tower Plaza.
Contract in hand and tired of skeptics, Mayor Dennis Pauley celebrates.
"Here it is," he gestured. "Signed by Walmart and ready to go."
The document validates three years of twists, turns and controversy.
"We've got a contract now," said 2nd Ward Ald. Virgil Mayberry. "So we'll see what you're belly-aching about next, okay?"
Walmart will buy nearly 23 acres along 11th Street.
The city did nothing to sweet
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Friday morning marked a momentous occasion for the Muscatine Community School District as the new Jefferson Elementary School opened its doors for its first day of school.
Two more men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Brandon M. Smith late last month after an altercation outside a Davenport convenience store.
Two people were injured in a crash around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 12700 block of 175th Street West in Illinois City, the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department said Friday in a news release.
By 5:30 a.m. Monday, the new Ross’ Restaurant will have fresh coffee ready for customers.
ILLINOIS CITY, Ill. (KWQC) – Officials are investigating a thee vehicle accident that sent two people to the hospital. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene in the 12700 block of 175th Street West, around 4:30 on Thursday afternoon, October 1, 2015.
A preliminary investigation shows vehicle driven by 48-year-old Kenneth Stulz of Illinois City crossed the center line and struck a dump truck, driven by 67-year-old John Sheffy of Milan, Ill., head on. The dump truck overturned and spilled its load of dirt onto the road.
A third vehicle received minor damage attempting to avoid t
About a week and a half after vandals tore through a Bettendorf neighborhood, five teens were charged in connection with the damage.
The widespread vandalism happened on Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf, Iowa and in the Deerbrook neighborhood near Devils Glen Park overnight Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mailboxes, vehicles, and yards were included in the vandalism spree, according to Sgt. Mike Piazza with the Bettendorf Police Department.
The total damage was estimated to be more than $6,600, according to a statement from the City of Bettendorf.
On Thursday, October 1, it was announced that
What a great way to end the work week with plenty of sunshine and temperatures peaking around the mid 60s. We’ve been noticing a stiff breeze from time to time as well, and will continue such through most of the weekend.
Friday Night Football will be the coolest so far this season with temperatures in the 50s. So, have that warm jacket ready to go this evening. Overnight, temperatures will once again dip back around the low to mid 40s.
On Saturday, that same stiff breeze will be out there with gusts above 30 mph in the afternoon. Temperatures will around the lower 60s under a mostl
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The world has come to love Swedish massage, Swedish meatballs, even IKEA. The world may love the next big thing coming out of Sweden — the six hour work day.
The 40 hour work week for a full-time employee has been trimmed to 30 hours at some Swedish firms, and studies have found that the result is more productivity and better morale.
Brath, a SEO specialist startup, shifted to six hour days three years ago.
“The reason is that we actually care about our employees, we care enough to prioritize their time with the family, cooking or doing something else
STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) – Multiple fire crews were called to battle an early morning structure fire. Firefighters from four departments were called to the scene at 1005 Elm Avenue in Sterling around 3:11 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015.
When they arrived, they found the single story structure heavily involved with fire and smoke showing. But, officials say crews were able to get the fire under control within 15 minutes.
Crews remained on scene until 6:30 a.m. overhauling the fire and working with the Office of the State Fire Marshal investigating the fire. At this time the investigation is
The Two Tivers YMCA is planning a massive project that will expand space for children’s activities and will remodel areas of the facility.
The groundbreaking of the Moline construction project was set for Monday, October 12, 2015, according to a statement from the Two Rivers YMCA. The improvement project will include a two-story Children’s Adventure Center, an additional Pre-K classroom, more multi-purpose space, a complete remodel of the south lobby/welcome center and more space added to the Sylvan.
The statement said that membership there has grown by 20% in the last five years.
WQAD will be offering a Free Flu Shot Clinic to the general public with the help of Genesis Flu Free Quad Cities on Wednesday, October 7th. Shots will be administered at our studios located at 3003 Park 16th Street in Moline, Illinois.
Shots will start at 7 a.m. and will be given to the first 200 people.
We’re kicking off another year of Flu-Free Quad Cities in October and will give about 10,000 doses to elementary school children throughout the region. This group usually doesn’t have severe side effects from the flu but the group passes the flu very efficiently. Genesis al
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A Fort Madison, Iowa man has been sentenced to over six years in prison for possession of a firearm as a felon.
Department of Justice officials say 28-year-old Richard Tommy Williams was involved in a traffic accident on March 14, 2015 in Keokuk, Iowa. After an investigation at the scene, Williams was advised he was under arrest on the charge of operating while under the influence (OWI).
Police say he tried to flee the scene, and physically resisted arrest. During the struggle, he grabbed the handgun grip of one of the officer’s guns, and began pulling the
MONTPELIER, Iowa — Tucked in the farm fields of Muscatine County, SSAB opened its doors Friday to educate area high school students on the steel-making process and manufacturing as a career.
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- As a gunman went from classroom to classroom opening fire on students at Oregon's Umpqua Community College Thursday, Chris Mintz knew he had to do something.
When the gunman, Chris Harper Mercer, tried to enter the army veteran's class, Mintz, 30, told the students in his classroom to get to a safe place and said, "you're not getting by me."
"At that point, the shooter shot (Mintz) five times and the shooter moved on and apparently didn't go in to that classroom," Pastor Dennis Kreiss told People. "I applaud the guy's heroism. He may have saved the people in that class
MURRAY, Utah -- Homeowners in Utah say they are being fined by their homeowner's association for flying the American Flag.
Chestnut Place is a condominium community in Murray, Utah consisting of 60 homeowners. Up until last week, those living in the community say they were free to fly their flags without regulation or restriction, but that has changed.
"After the last board meeting, we were leaving and two members of the board and a resident said they were tired of looking at the flag," said Jo Ann Dugay, who is one of the five board members on the homeowners association. "They said 'Is th
Firefighters from Rock Falls and Sterling stayed on the scene of a Sterling, Illinois house fire for more than three hours overnight.
The fire broke out around 3:10 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015. When firefighters arrived they found that the single-story home was “heavily involved with fire and smoke showing,” according to a statement from Teri Sathoff with the Sterling Fire Department.
“Crews made an aggressive interior attack and were able to control the fire within 15 minutes,”Sathoff said in the statement.
Firefighters stayed on scene until 6:30 a.m. working with th
A plan has been set in motion for Walmart to be built in Rock Island, Illinois.
Mayor Dennis Pauley made the announcement at a conference Friday morning, October 2, 2015.
BREAKING: RI mayor announces Walmart has signed a contract to build site in the city. @wqad pic.twitter.com/SYFifRziD2
— Caroline Reinwald (@WQADCaroline) October 2, 2015
The contract was signed for $4.5 million to purchase land to build the store in Rock Island. The City Council is set to vote on the development Monday, October 5.
RI mayor says city council to vote on the Walmart contract Monday night. "T
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walmart laid off 450 employees at its headquarters on Friday, October 2, 2015.
A letter circulated to employees informed them of the cuts and what kind of severance package they will receive.
Each worker will get 60 days of pay with benefits. After that, they’ll get a severance package of two weeks pay for every year they worked at Walmart.
All of the affected employees worked at the company’s Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters.
“We are focused on taking care of affected associates,” a Walmart spokesperson said. “We know it’s p
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – In a press conference on Friday morning, Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley announced that the city received a signed contract from Walmart to buy the former Watch Tower property for $4.5 million.
According to the mayor, the city received the contract from the retail giant on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
The mayor says this will be a catalyst to spur economic development throughout the 11th Street corridor.
An Iowa man admitted to making fraudulent charges on his employer’s credit card for a little over a year, which added up to almost $200,000.
In mid-June 2015, 33-year-old Jeremy Murphy pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, according to a statement from the U.S. States Attorney. As part of a plea agreement, Murphy admitted that while he was working for Crossroads Mobile Maintenance in Williamsburg, Iowa, he made fraudulent charges on a company credit card.
In addition, Murphy admitted that he was using the company credit card to pay a fake company for work it performed for Cross
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — Dana Griffin-Graves said she and her husband Arkell started trying to have kids after they got married 17 years ago.
“We had everything planned,” she told Buzzfeed.
But the couple didn’t anticipate the struggles that were ahead.
After delivering a stillborn baby at six months, and four miscarriages, the couple decided to let go of their dream of being parents.
“It just didn’t work out, so we kind of gave up,” Dana said.
So time passed and their hearts began to heal. Dana recently started walking with her friends, but she wasn’t