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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

WQAD.com LogoMan involved in Davenport shootout sentenced to 20 years in prison

Man involved in Davenport shootout sentenced to 20 years in prison

A Davenport man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following a robbery that turned into a shootout. Back in October 2014, two Davenport men received their sentences for a robbery they were involved in in October 2011 that ended with someone getting shot and killed. One month later the third man involved, 25-year-old Arthur Allen Jr., was sentenced. On October 17, 2011 a group of men, 28-year-old Louis Warren Jr., 32-year-old John Louis Hodges, and Allen, planned to rob planned to rob Alexander Hubbard, Sr. at his Davenport home, prosecutors said. On that day the three got into Hodges…

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Church dedicates road in Moline

Rain couldn’t spoil a Sunday morning dedication for Moline’s newest road.

Quad-City Times LogoPolice identify man killed in I-280 crash

Police identify man killed in I-280 crash

Davenport police identified a 59-year-old Davenport man who was killed Saturday evening when his vehicle crashed on Interstate 280.

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Martin Luther King Center Hosts Free Thanksgiving Dinner For Community

Thanksgiving came early for some Quad Cities residents. Organizers at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island held its 25th annual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. When the tradition first started, organizers had a very small budget to work with, but now they've reach a $7000 budget that helps them feed close to 2,000 community members. "We're talking about turkey. We're talking about green beans, corn, mash potatoes, gravy, salad, desserts," said Kristia LeShoure, who is an organizer of the...

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Viral Video: How deer celebrate Christmas when you’re not looking

Deer in the snow have a captivating look, but did you know they can dance too? This hilarious video used special effects to depict someone’s idea of how deer celebrate the holidays… when you’re not looking of course. Girl’s life-changing story is heart-wrenching reminder not to text and drive Viral Video: Iowa family gets priceless surprise after soldier watches child’s birth on iPad Woman shocked by ultrasound revealing four babies has surgery to save them Viral Video: You may never see a hockey fight end like this again &nbs…

Quad-City Times LogoRauner team tells higher ed director to prepare for 30 percent budget cut

Rauner team tells higher ed director to prepare for 30 percent budget cut

SPRINGFIELD — The state's higher education czar issued a dire budget warning to the presidents of Illinois' public universities Friday, telling them to be prepared for cuts in state funding of……

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Community shares MLK Center Thanksgiving

Toddlers so tiny they bumped into people’s knees made their way through the throng while senior citizens happily reminisced about the dinner they remembered from years past.

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Officials ID Victims of Two Fatal Crashes

Law enforcement officials have now released the identities of two men killed in two separate crashes in Scott County on Saturday.

KWQC-TV6 LogoMoline Church Dedicates Million Dollar Road

Moline Church Dedicates Million Dollar Road

It was a big day for a Moline church and the surrounding community. The Calvary Church blessed a brand new, $1 million road on Sunday and dedicated the right-of-way over to the city of Moline.

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Semi hauling pigs to Iowa crashes on I-74

West of Indianapolis, Indiana, more than 2,000 piglets spilled onto I-74 after a semi overturned. The semi was hauling piglets from a North Carolina farm and was headed to Iowa when it crashed on the ramp from northbound I-465 onto I-74, according to a report by WXIN. The crash happened Thursday evening, November 20, and there were 2,058 pigs aboard; about 700 died in the crash. The rest of the pigs had to be gathered by the Wayne Township Fire Department, a process which took more than three hours. According to the fire department, the hauler was a normal mode of transport for that amount of …

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Early Morning Shooting Kills Man In Davenport

UPDATE: Davenport Police have identified the victim of Saturday morning's deadly shooting as 28-year-old Daniel Mathew Labarre, of Davenport. They say he was found with life-threatening issues when they responded to the 1200 block of Bridge Avenue. He later died at the hospital.

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Anti-smoking group urges Hy-Vee to stop selling tobacco products

As they continue their mission to reduce tobacco use in Iowa, a group is calling on Hy-Vee to stop selling tobacco products in its stores. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance (ITPA) posted a petition online to get the West Des Moines-based grocery chain to stop selling tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at any store that has a pharmacy or health clinic. ITPA, a non-profit organization in Iowa solely focused on reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke said they are requesting that Hy-Vee quit selling these products because they are a sponsor of Iowa’s Healthiest State Ini…

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Snow expected Monday and Wednesday, holiday will be dry

Although Thanksgiving Day will remain dry, Quad-Citians can expect snow Monday and a little more on Wednesday before the holiday.

WQAD.com LogoDriver dies in Davenport rollover crash

Driver dies in Davenport rollover crash

A driver died after veering off a Davenport, Iowa highway, causing it to become airborne and land on its roof. The driver, 59-year-old Keith Robert Hentges from Davenport, was headed westbound on I-280, one mile south of West Locust Street at Exit 4, when his vehicle veered off the roadway and into the median, said Captain Paul Sikorski. “The vehicle impacted a cross over causing it to become airborne, it then impacted the ground, flipped and rolled to a stop on its roof,” Sikorski said in a statement. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014. Emergency responders “at…

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Monday morning

The official start of winter is less than a month away, but we've already been dealing with winter conditions throughout the month of November.A "Winter Weather Advisory" goes into effect at 3am Monday for Cedar, Johnson, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington counties in Iowa, and will expire at 6pm.A "Winter Weather Advisory" goes into effect at 6am Monday for Clinton, Jackson and Scott counties in Iowa; Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Mercer, Rock Island and Whiteside counties in Illinois, and will expire at 9pm.An area of low pressure continues to strengthen to our south…

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QC under winter weather advisory as rain turns to snow

Rain tonight is expected to change to snow, placing the Quad Cities under a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service issued the advisory, which starts overnight Monday, November 24, 2014. For some counties, the advisory begins Monday at 3 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. This includes Delaware, Linn, Jones, Johnson, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, and Louisa Counties. For Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll, Whiteside, Rock Island, Henry (Illinois), Bureau, Putnam, and Mercer Counties, the advisory was set to begin at 6 a.m. and last until 9 p.m. Monday even…

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Davenport police ID shooting victim

Davenport police have identified the victim of a shooting death early Saturday.

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Rural Long Grove man killed in accident

A rural Long Grove man was killed Saturday when he pulled his car out of a driveway and was struck by a semitrailer in rural McCausland, Scott County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Lage said.

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Rain Today, Snow Tomorrow

As we head into tonight, we will continue to see rain even some late night fog. These showers are going to last through tomorrow morning, when we will see them change from rain to snow. Temperatures tonight are going to drop down into the low 30s and remain that low throughout the day tomorrow. We will see snow falling  throughout day, moving out as we approach the evening hours. The total amount of snow expected tomorrow is from 1-3 inches. Our northern counties will be seeing more snow than our southern counties. We will have a strong West wind moving into the area as well with gusts up to …

Quad-City Times LogoFestival of Trees opens 29th year

Festival of Trees opens 29th year

The lights were not the only things glowing Saturday at the Davenport RiverCenter as the Quad-City Arts Festival of Trees opened to the public for its 29th year.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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Reclaiming Thanksgiving -- it's more than shopping

There has been a certain amount of talk lately about boycotting stores that are open on Thanksgiving.  Since I have never been in the habit of going shopping on Thanksgiving (or, for that matter, Black Friday), I don’t know if continuing this long-standing practice counts as participating in a boycott.  But nevertheless, I do think that there ought to be much more to Thanksgiving than jostling with a crowd of fanatical shoppers, all trying to find the best bargain.

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Help us tell SouthPark Mall story

SouthPark Mall has unveiled its new look after extensive renovation and revitalization. It’s open and fresh – the perfect combination of new yet familiar. I’m excited about the opportunities.

Quad-City Times LogoThanksgiving paper stuffed with value

Thanksgiving paper stuffed with value

Surveys tell us, and you’ve told us, that reading the Thanksgiving Day newspaper for the large volume of ads it has is as much an American tradition as carving a turkey and watching football.

WQAD.com LogoGalena falls to Forreston in the final four

Galena falls to Forreston in the final four

Galena jumped out to a 20-12 lead at the half, but Forreston would score the game winning touchdown in the final seconds to knock off the Pirates.

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Rollover accident on 280 leaves the driver dead

Update: Police identified the crash victim as 59-year-old Davenport Resident Keith Robert Hentges. -------  Davenport Police are investigating a car accident on 280 Saturday night that killed the car's driver. Police say the accident happened on 280 westbound near mile marker 4 around 6:15PM. The vehicle, occupied only by its driver veered off the roadway and into the center media. The car then flew over the median and rolled over.  EMS crews on scene tried to save the driver, but the driver not survive their injuries. Police are still investigating the crash.

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Festival of Trees means it's the Holidays in the QC

One hundred trees, hundreds of designers, and thousands of volunteers, the Quad City Art's annual festival of trees has taken over the Davenport RiverCenter.The fundraiser is in its 28th year, having raised more than $4 million for charity since 1986. each tree has its own sponsor and designers. Once that tree is sold, proceeds to go a specific charity.  More than 100,000 people stop by every single year.  For families who come year in and year out, the festival of trees has become a Quad City holiday staple."This is how we start off our holidays and we spend the day looking a…

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Lighting on the Commons kicks of holiday season

Kicking off the holiday season in Moline Saturday night the annual lighting on the commons took over downtown. The celebration featured half a million lights covering the John Deere Commons. Throughout the afternoon there were also fireworks, horse drawn wagon rides, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Clause even made an appearance. Quad Citians that came out say the festivities bring some holiday cheer to the streets of Moline. “It's definitely a festive thing to watch the lights come on and have everything just blossom in front of your eyes when the crowd is cheering when the lights come o…

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Augustana dance-a-thon raises money for children's hospital

Standing on their feet for children who can't.  That's the reason behind a dance marathon at Augustana College."We've been doing it for roughly about 10 years and this is by far the best one yet," says entertainment chair Ashley LaGrow, a senior at Augustana. "We have over a hundred more dancers than last year.  So last official count, I knew we had 321 dancers at most, but I know there's even more now."  Students started moving at 1 P.M. Saturday and went until 11 P.M.  Registration fees and donations go to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. &…

WQAD.com LogoMoline girls basketball wins in a route

Moline girls basketball wins in a route

The Moline Girls basketball team jumps out to a big lead and never looked back in their win over Champaign Centennial.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo’s football season comes to an end in the semifinals

Geneseo’s football season comes to an end in the semifinals

Geneseo would fall behind early and could never get enough offense going to make a comeback. The Maple leafs end their fine season with a 12-1 record.

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Thanksgiving Preparations Keep Local Stores Busy

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner and lots of families are busy getting ready for the big day, shopping for ingredients. The grocery stores themselves are also busy with stocking those items and taking orders for meals from families that won't be cooking this year.

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities kicks off holiday season with array of events on Saturday

Quad Cities kicks off holiday season with array of events on Saturday

The annual festival of trees parade on Saturday, November 22 kicked off the holiday season, with area marching bands, helium balloons, and the WQAD News 8 team waving to spectators. Following the parade, people in the Quad Cities got to head over to Festival of Trees where dozens of Christmas trees lined the halls at the River Center in downtown Davenport. The event raised funds for the Quad city Arts while also giving people ideas for the holidays. “We like to get ideas for decorating our tree at home and the kids love this area for going around and doing the games and crafts,” said Shann…

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Winterizing Your Home

With winter weather upon us and more cold weather headed our way, homeowners are gearing up for it. They're winterizing their homes to keep the heat in and the cold air out...

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The wealth divide in the QC: How can residents help those in need

There is a growing divide between those who have and those who do not even right here in the Quad Cities. So what can be done to help those right here dealing with poverty? Residents and community leaders came out to Augustana earlier today to discuss the impact of poverty, and what can be done to help those right here in need. "I think it's an important issue and I feel I should do something to help.....knowledge is the first step," said Rita Coyne,Moline.  IT was the first year for the event. Speakers gave statistic and insight into the growing wealth divide. "…

WQAD.com LogoRepairs made to Burlington building after being evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels

Repairs made to Burlington building after being evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels

After a Burlington office building was evacuated because of high carbon monoxide levels, repairs were made making the building safe again. Carbon monoxide alarms starting sounding Wednesday afternoon, November 19, 2014, leading to an evacuation of the Peterson Building. Fire Marshal Mark Crooks said the repairs to the chimney for the boiler that were needed were completed on Thursday morning. “Alliant Energy turned the gas back on and the boiler was test fired with Alliant Energy and the City Inspection Department monitoring,” Crooks said. “The repairs were successful and the…

OurQuadCities.com LogoSemi truck and car collide in Scott County killing one person

Semi truck and car collide in Scott County killing one person

One person is dead after a semi truck and car collided in rural Scott County Saturday afternoon.It happened just after 1:30 on the 29000 block of 240th Ave in rural McCausland. The Scott County Sheriff's Office investigators determined that a semi truck heading south struck a 2005 Buick car. They also determined that the car had pulled out of a private driveway and was struck by the semi truck on the driver's side.The driver of the car was taken to Genesis East Medical Canter where he was pronounced dead. His name is not being released at this point, pending notification of the family.The Sco…

WQAD.com LogoCentral DeWitt basketball has championship in sight

Central DeWitt basketball has championship in sight

A local high school competed in the state championship and took second. This year, they’re going at it again and looking for a win. The Central DeWitt Sabers took second during their 2013-2014 season, and being just four months away from another state championship, they’re working harder than ever. Head coach Jeff Frick said the group is determined and motivated, and advised the team not to think about last year while working toward success this year. “We played great competition last year at state and during the season we expect it again,” said Guard McClain Steffans. “So hopefully …

WQAD.com LogoDriver arrested after leading officers through alleged multiple-county chase

Driver arrested after leading officers through alleged multiple-county chase

An arrest has been made after one man led police on a high-speed chase through multiple QC counties. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 police pursued a van that “drove recklessly through a construction zone near Calamus on Highway 30,” according to an Iowa State Patrol spokesman. Previous reports indicate troopers joined the pursuit after Clinton County deputies could not get the vehicle stopped near DeWitt. After continuing south on Highway 61 and then westbound on I-80, the driver was last seen in Davenport and Rock Island before being arrested in East Peoria. According to Iowa State Polic…

KWQC-TV6 LogoFestival of Trees Parade Kicks Off Holidays

Festival of Trees Parade Kicks Off Holidays

DAVENPORT, IA – Quad Citians kicked off the holiday season this morning with the largest helium-balloon parade in the Midwest. There were 18 massive balloons floating in Downtown Davenport. This was the 23rd annual Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Holiday Parade. Dance, music, bands, clowns and more – it's hard to pick a favorite part of this event.

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Festival of Trees parade

The annual Festival of Trees parade stepped off in downtown Davenport. "We love the holiday season and we're excited to come out and see the floats and the bands, It's just kinda neat,” said the Rasco family. Giant balloons made their way through the streets of Davenport this Saturday morning for the Quad City Arts, Festival of Trees parade. It's the largest balloon parade in the Midwest and thousands turned out, enjoying the warmer weather. Some say their 'favorite' part of the event is seeing the Quad Cities come together to get in the holiday spirit. "The spectators t…

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Habitat for Humanity celebrates finished home

Community donations helped Habitat for Humanity provide a home for a local family Saturday. The Wilkerson family and volunteers gathered to celebrate their finished home in davenport. Jami Wilkerson has worked more than 400 hours for the organization about double the normal hours that earns her the spot to purchase the home. She says it's been a lot of hard work but it was definitely worth it. "It is extremely important to give my daughters a home to live in a yard to play in and I’m just so excited,” said Jami Wilkerson, new homeowner. Jami Wilkerson and her two daug…

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Anonymous donor makes ‘habitat’ dream a reality

It's a dream for most families to own a place they can call home and for one area organization a surprise donation is helping to make that dream a reality. It was just an ordinary day at the Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities office when director of development, Dougal Nelson says he received a phone call he never expected. "We got a call from the executive director of the Ashville, North Carolina Habitat for Humanity,” said Nelson. Which Nelson says isn't unusual but the reason behind the call was. "He told us about a donor that wanted to sponsor a house here in …

WQAD.com LogoDriver dies when vehicle collides with semi in rural Scott County

Driver dies when vehicle collides with semi in rural Scott County

An elderly man was killed when his car collided with a semi in Scott County, Iowa, just southwest of the Wapsipinicon River. A semi was headed south on 240th Avenue in rural McCausland Saturday, November 22, 2014 around 1:30 p.m., when a Buick driven by 84-year-old William P. Flenker from Long Grove, Iowa pulled out of a private driveway, according to a statement from the Scott County Sheriff. The Buick was struck on the driver side. According to the statement, the Buick driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi was not injured. The Scott Count…

WQAD.com LogoScam: That $100 under your windshield wiper may not be a random gift

Scam: That $100 under your windshield wiper may not be a random gift

Scam alerts are issued all the time: phone scams, mystery shopper scams, etc. but this one is different. At first glance it looks like a random act of kindness, reported WJLA, but when a driver finds a $100 bill in their windshield, it’s actually for bait to get the driver out of their car. It’s a carjacking scam. WJLA reported that the way it works is a driver will get in their car, see the $100 under their wiper, and get out with the car running and door open. This gives a carjacker a moment to hop in and steal the car. “We don’t want to scare people, but we do want you to be careful…

Quad-City Times LogoGeneseo can't stop Montini aerial assault

Geneseo can't stop Montini aerial assault

LOMBARD, Ill. — It took 32 years, but Montini finally got back at Geneseo.

WQAD.com LogoFog and Wet Weather Continue Tonight

Fog and Wet Weather Continue Tonight

Tonight we will see the cloudy and wet weather continue. As we head into the late evening hours, we will see some fog form in the QC area making visibility difficult. Temperatures will only get down into the upper 40s, leaving us with a fairly warm night. The rain that we see late tonight, will continue into tomorrow becoming more steady throughout the day. We will be seeing heavy rain at times, so be careful when heading out on the road. As we head into next week we will see a big drop in temperatures with highs getting down into the low 30s. Monday we will experience a morning shower as the …

WQAD.com Logo‘Hunger Games’ aims to top 2014′s box office

‘Hunger Games’ aims to top 2014′s box office

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — At the box office this weekend, the odds are ever in favor of “The Hunger Games.” Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first act of the final installment of the “Hunger Games” series, opens this weekend along with big expectations. The film is projected to have a huge box office weekend — somewhere between $130 million and $150 million. That would make it the biggest opening weekend ofany film this year. The film is also targeting the top overall box office of 2014. In fact, if “Mocking…

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WQAD.com LogoPolice say a victim died after gunshots were reported in Davenport

Police say a victim died after gunshots were reported in Davenport

One person died from injuries after gunshots were reported in Davenport. Overnight Saturday, November 22, 2014 around 3:20 a.m. two reports of shots fired were called in to officials, according to Captain Dale Sievert with the Davenport Police Department. Sievert said a male was found at a home in the 1200 block of Bridge Avenue and he had sustained life threatening injuries. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. An autopsy is being scheduled. The victim’s name is not being released until all family is notified. If you have any information you are urged to call th…

Quad-City Times LogoSmall Business Saturday boosts local retailers

Small Business Saturday boosts local retailers

A day created to drive holiday shoppers to small, independent businesses  now fuels the year-round habit of shopping small, shopping local at many Quad-City retailers. …

Quad-City Times LogoWealth disparity issues tackled at Q-C symposium

Wealth disparity issues tackled at Q-C symposium

There have been wealth disparities in this country for too long and something needs to be done.

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FULL BROADCAST: Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Parade

KWQC is proud to bring you the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Parade.

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FULL PRE-SHOW: Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Parade

Here's a look at Gary Metivier and Paula Sands as they bring you the pre-show to the 2014 Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Parade!…

Quad-City Times LogoFestival of Trees Parade buoyed by mild weather

Festival of Trees Parade buoyed by mild weather

The 23rd annual Festival of Trees Holiday Parade gave thousands of Quad-Citians an early Christmas gift Saturday, all wrapped up by Mother Nature in a surprisingly mild and pleasant package. …

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One man dead in early morning shooting

On Saturday, at 3:24 a.m. Davenport police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Bridge Ave, after they received a call of two shots fired.  Davenport Patrol Units along with EMS personnel responded and found a male who had sustained life threatening injuries.  The individual was treated at the scene then transported to Genesis East Hospital. He later died as a result of the injuries.  Detectives responded to the scene and are currently conducting an investigation into the events surrounding the incident. UPDATE: Police say the victim of the shooting in the …

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Phelps in for Dutra at KWQC

KWQC-TV stayed in-house when hiring a new morning meteorologist to replace Greg Dutra on "Quad-Cities Today."…

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WQAD.com LogoDad refuses to give daughter away at wedding

Dad refuses to give daughter away at wedding

An Illinois man walked his daughter down the aisle, but refused to give her away. The bride says it was actually a very sweet gesture by her loving father. Newly wed couple Danellia and Kyle Vancil are still on a wedding day high and while they got married over a month ago, their wedding is now getting attention. “I’ve gotten emails and phone calls from all over America,” said Danellia’s father Mike Connell, a professor at Monmouth College. Their wedding started out as every normal wedding with the rehearsal dinner the night before. “We sent probably a good 40 min…

KWQC-TV6 LogoClinton School Brings Technology To Classroom

Clinton School Brings Technology To Classroom

Closing the technology gap in our schools. This week president Obama announced new steps to improve digital learning across the country and one local superintendent was among educators invited to the White House to help with the initiative.

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Mercer County Changes Snow Plow Policy

Mercer County has 151 miles of county highways and 743 miles of township roads, all affected by a new snow plowing policy enacted by the Mercer County board recently, leaving residents like Nila Carle concerned.

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2 people already camped outside for Black Friday deals

Black Friday is still a week away, but there are a few brave souls have already gained first place in line. Meet Raymond Lee and Ian Hunter. They've camped out in front of Moline's Best Buy. Raymond wants first pick of a 70-inch television. Ian is waiting for a good deal on an i-Pnone 6 plus. "I've done this in years past, I understand it's not going to be 70 and sunny when I'm doing this,” said Lee. "We have a plan if it's freezing rain, snow, hail, what not. We have a plan and our bases covered,” said Hunter. So how do they plan to wait it out? Shelter in a hun…

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Police Arrest Driver Involved In Multi-County Chase

The search for the driver who led police on a multi-county high speed chase Wednesday is over. It started in Cedar County on Highway 30, continued onto Highway 61 near DeWitt and eventually led troopers to Davenport.

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Quad City Classics: Blue Cat Brewpub & Bent River Brewing Co.

There are so many people and places that make the Quad Cities a great place to live.  We take a look at a couple breweries that call the Quad Cities home: Blue Cat Brewpub and Bent River Brewing Company. Blue Cat and Bent River have been serving up their own beer for several years now.  So what makes the locals come back for more at these Quad City Classics? " Usually would have their  'Big Bad Dog Old English Ale'...is pretty good,” says Blue Cat customer Michael Williams. "The taste, by gosh, I mean the selection, there's so much of it!,” says Bent Ri…

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King's Harvest homeless shelter in desperate need of volunteers

A Quad City homeless shelter needs more volunteers, and time is running out to help. While King's Harvest Ministries houses homeless people year round, they open an overflow shelter every winter, to help keep even more folks out of the cold. But this year, the shelter is in very real danger, of not opening that overflow shelter at all. They are in desperate need of volunteers. "I can honestly, honestly say that the staff is wonderful.  They've treated us with more respect than I could ever imagine,” said Herbert Fassler, who lives at King’s Harvest. "It does he…

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High School remembers Kewanee teen who died

A car crash in Kewanee last night took the life of a teen. The high school student was just a freshman. But the school shows us how the school is coming together to remember her life, and make sure her spriit is not forgotten. 14-year-old Chaylssa Yorkley moved with her family to Kewanee a few months ago. a new student at Wethersfield high school, she just started to make friends."Chylssa had moved to our school the beginning of October she was very funny bright student," said Jessie Seiden, Guidance Counselor. Kewanne police say they responded to a red car sitting …

Quad-City Times LogoParade, music, fireworks usher in holiday

Parade, music, fireworks usher in holiday

A trio of major events today should get Quad-Citians in a holiday mood — even if the weather outside threatens to be frightful.

WQAD.com Logo2014 Festival of Trees parade features 18 giant balloons

2014 Festival of Trees parade features 18 giant balloons

Volunteers braved the cold on Friday night to help fill giant helium balloons ahead of this year’s Festival of Trees Parade. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014. This year’s parade features 18 balloons, including a new “Felix the Cat” character balloon. Among the volunteers was a group from the North Scott Rotary Club, many of them helping inflate the balloons along Third Street in Davenport for the first time. “It’s pretty impressive seeing all these huge balloons getting filled up and all the work it takes to do it,” sa…

KWQC-TV6 LogoVolunteers Inflate Balloons Ahead of Festival of Trees Parade

Volunteers Inflate Balloons Ahead of Festival of Trees Parade

Dozens of local residents spent hours outside in the cold on Friday evening to help prepare for Saturday morning's annual Festival of Trees parade in Davenport. Organizers say it's the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest, with 18 massive balloons involved this year.

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

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

KWQC-TV6 LogoLocal Family Member Of Mike Brown Await Grand Jury's Decision

Local Family Member Of Mike Brown Await Grand Jury's Decision

It's a tense night in Ferguson, Missouri as a decision by a grand jury is expected this weekend on whether the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown will face charges. As family, friends and community members all await the grand jury's decision, they say all they do is hope for the best. Days of unrest in the small town quickly turned to weeks as protestors in Ferguson continue speaking out against the fatal shooting of the unarmed teenager. It's sparking outrage and peaceful prote...

Quad-City Times LogoMoline church builds, donates $1M road to city

Moline church builds, donates $1M road to city

For the 19 years Tim Bowman has been pastor of Calvary Church of the Quad-Cities in Moline, he has preached the idea of community and paying good deeds forward.

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Freezing rain driving tips

The first freezing rain of the season comes on a night when there are a lot of activities going on in the Quad Cities, like movie premieres, and the Festival of Trees kick off. But an Iowa State Trooper we talked to, says you should weigh your options before heading out. "Well if you don't need to go out, don't go out.  If it looks bad, um, it's gonna be probably a pretty short lived event which is nice.  So if you can get it done earlier today or if it can wait till tomorrow that's always the best answer,” said Trooper Dan Loussaert with the Iowa State Patrol. But if …

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The future and impact of the Rock Island Arsenal

A new report shows the Rock Island Arsenal brings in $1.2 billion for the local economy and generating 15,000 jobs. But the Quad Cities biggest employer also lost more than a thousand workers from 2012 to 2013. It's home to First Army, the Army Sustainment Command and the Joint Munitions Command. But to the Quad Cities the Rock Island Arsenal, is much more. “You know it is literally, we go from the factory floor  to the fox hole in every war that this nation has ever been in since the civil war. That's how critical the Rock Island Arsenal is,” said Democratic Congresswoma…

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Mr. Thanksgiving receives donation for annual feast

Mr. Thanksgiving  is getting help from local police officers. The Benevolent Associations  of the Rock Island, Moline and East Moline police presented Mr. Thanksgiving a donation for more than $6,000. Last week, Mr. Thanksgiving said he was short $10,000 for putting together the annual dinner. Now they have enough to feed to the more than 2500 guests that are expected to flock to SouthPark Mall. "It’s like making a pie or a cake,” said Bob Vogelbaugh, Mr. Thanksgiving.” If you don't have all the right ingredients it's not going to come out. So if i didnt …

Quad-City Times LogoMembers to introduce new church via 20 full meals

Members to introduce new church via 20 full meals

When Pastor Tom Thomas decided it was time for his new ministry to do something positive for a part of the community, he didn't have to look far.

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Public invited to offer input on future of Rock Island Library

The Rock Island Public Library is looking to the public for ideas on future services and facilities with library planner George Lawson. Are there ways the Rock Island Library could serve the community better? Is there a service you wish they offered? Offer your input: Monday, November 24th at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m. Rock Island Main Library 401 19th Street 2nd floor community room. For more information, call 309 732-READ or head to www.rockislandlibrary.org …

OurQuadCities.com LogoGroup asks Hy-Vee to pull tobacco products

Group asks Hy-Vee to pull tobacco products

A group of health professionals and tobacco opponents are asking  Hy-Vee grocery stores to end sales of tobacco products. In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout the Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance asked Hy-Vee to end the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The group says they have reached out to Hy-Vee because of their investment in health and wellness.

OurQuadCities.com LogoArea locks and dams will be closed for routine maintenance

Area locks and dams will be closed for routine maintenance

It's almost winter, and due to freezing cold temperatures and ice on parts of the Mississippi-- barge traffic will be shut off in places. Unfortunately, barges will still be able to get through Lock and Dam 15 here in Rock Island at the Government Bridge as long as they possibly can. But at Lock 12 in Bellevue and Lock 13 in Fulton, the locks will be closed for routine maintenance from December 15th through March 4th. …

WQAD.com LogoLocal lawmakers weigh-in on president’s immigration overhaul, agree system is “broken”

Local lawmakers weigh-in on president’s immigration overhaul, agree system is “broken”

On Thursday evening, November 21, 2014 President Barack Obama used his executive power to order an overhaul of the immigration system in the United States. “Today our immigration system is broken and everybody knows it,” Obama said. “It’s been this way for decades and for decades we haven’t done much about it.” He explained the changes he was making to immigration laws, without Congress’ consent. The changes will offer those who qualify the chance to stay temporarily in the country for three years, as long as they pass background checks and pay back taxes. But they will not be of…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport man arrested near White House waives right to preliminary hearing

Davenport man arrested near White House waives right to preliminary hearing

A Davenport man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in the District of Columbia Superior Court. R.J. Renae Kapheim, 41, was arrested on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, for illegally carrying a rifle in Washington D.C. The charge of carrying a rifle is a felony, with a maximum of five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. The arrest affidavit states that Kapheim told officers that the president had called him and told him to come to the White House. The USSS data base showed no such appointment. Officers then asked Kapheim if they could search Kapheim’s Volkswagon. Kapheim t…

WQAD.com LogoQuad City Students Skype With Children’s Book Authors

Quad City Students Skype With Children’s Book Authors

There’s a school mixing literacy and technology by connecting local students with writers across the country – and in some cases – across the world. In Mrs. Krystle Padilla’s class, 4th graders at the Rock Island Academy are going beyond the book. “A lot of times we read these great books and we don’t know who the author is or we may know the name, but we don’t know the face. We don’t know why they wrote it and so it started as something very small and has actually turned into something really big, which has been great,” she said. With the …

WQAD.com LogoTattoo parlor destroyed in Rock Island District fire finds new home

Tattoo parlor destroyed in Rock Island District fire finds new home

A Rock Island tattoo parlor that was damaged in a fire has found a new home, just about two blocks away from their last location. On September 27, 2014 an overnight fire damaged eight buildings in the District of Rock Island, including severe damage to Jaded Gypsy Tattoo and the former Mississippi Café building next door. The vacant Mississippi Café partially collapsed. Businesses and apartment residents were displaced due to fire damage. Weeks later, police arrested 34-year-old Jason Earl Anderson in connection with the fire, according to Rock Island Police Deputy Chief Jason Foy.  Anderso…

WQAD.com LogoQuad City minister urges peace when Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

Quad City minister urges peace when Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

A Quad City minister says he believes the grand jury should indict the officer in the Michael Brown shooting death in Ferguson, but says no matter what decision is reached, violence is not the answer. “I would hope there’s an indictment. I don’t want to rush to judgement but from what I’ve seen, that young man didn’t need to be killed,” said Pastor Jarrod Parker, with The Word Church in Rock Island. “With the expectation of this verdict coming, I guess in the next 24 hours, we don’t want any kind of violent protest. I’m asking for peace,…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport man arrested near White House said he had an appointment with the president

Davenport man arrested near White House said he had an appointment with the president

A Davenport man arrested near the White House after a rifle, ammo and knife were found in his car said he had an appointment with the president. ABC News reported that R.J. Kapheim was set to be held in jail until a hearing on Friday, November 21, 2014. Kapheim was arrested Wednesday after he approached a uniformed officer about a block from the White House saying someone had told him to go there. Court documents filed Thursday, November 20 said Kapheim had approached a Secret Service post that day and said he had an appointment with the president, according to ABC’s report. It was de…

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Police arrest suspect in 3 county, 2 state chase

UPDATE:The driver suspected of leading police on a chase through three counties and two states has been arrested in East Peoria.Police say Joseph Schoemann, 33, of West Union, Iowa was behind the wheel on Wednesday when he caused a number of crashes while fleeing from officers.  Charges are pending against him from several agencies in connection with the incident.  PREVIOUS STORY: Wednesday November 19thA police chase through three counties and two states ended with the suspect getting away this morning.Around 10:30 the vehicle sped through a construction zone on Highway 30 near Cal…

WQAD.com LogoFacebook is kicking its drone business into high gear

Facebook is kicking its drone business into high gear

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook is bulking up its drone team. The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites. Facebook wants to know: Are you an avionics engineer who can create an autopilot system? How about a thermal engineer who can keep a drone cool during long flights? Or a systems engineer who can manage lasers in outer space? They’ll all be members of Facebook’s C…

WQAD.com LogoTurner channels, including CNN, are back on Dish

Turner channels, including CNN, are back on Dish

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — CNN and other channels owned by Turner Broadcasting are back on the Dish Network’s channel lineup — for now — after a month-long blackout. Turner and Dish announced Friday that they’d struck a deal to restore the programming for several months. The extension is not a new long-term contract, so negotiations will continue. The two companies did not describe the reasons for the extension, other than to say that “they have mutually decided to restore service of CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang…

WQAD.com LogoWorkers to close I-80 lane near Colona before Thanksgiving

Workers to close I-80 lane near Colona before Thanksgiving

Give yourself a little extra time to travel during Thanksgiving week if you’re traveling on I-80 in Henry County. The passing lane of the bridge over the IAIS railroad south of the Colona Exit on I-80 will be closed starting Monday, November 24 at 9 a.m. The lane will be reopened Wednesday at 9 a.m. Workers will be making bridge joint repairs. Heading out? Check our traffic map to see if your routes are clear.

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

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WQAD.com LogoKing’s Harvest needs shelter volunteers in Davenport

King’s Harvest needs shelter volunteers in Davenport

Bone-chilling November weather is hurting a shelter that houses the homeless. King’s Harvest in Davenport desperately needs more volunteers and is sending out a call for help. There are lessons in the lunch line at King’s Harvest on Friday. “Happy Thanksgiving,” said volunteer Bob Forberg. Forberg and Terry Bromwell share a special greeting. Terry is a client, and Bob is a volunteer from Illinois Casualty Company. “We all could be in the same position as everyone else here,” Bob said. “Without them, we wouldn’t have anything, tell you the truth,&…

OurQuadCities.com LogoGalesburg police need your help finding missing elderly woman

Galesburg police need your help finding missing elderly woman

Galesburg Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly woman.Linda Stinson, 74, was last seen around 11 this morning at a residence in the 4200 block of Orchard Drive.  Officers say Stinson has Alzheimer's and will be very confused.She is described as 5'5" tall, 135 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes.  When last seen she was wearing a black coat.If you see Linda Stinson you are asked to call the Galesburg Police Department. …

OurQuadCities.com LogoJudge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

(AP) An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul.The overhaul had been approved by lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn last year. Years of underfunding had put the state's pension systems roughly $100 billion short of what they need to cover benefits promised to employees.Quinn's office released a statement saying it anticipated legal challenges and would urge the Illinois Supreme Court to take up the matt…

WQAD.com LogoPower restored for thousands of Mercer, Henry County customers

Power restored for thousands of Mercer, Henry County customers

Thousands of customers south and east of the QC were without power for a short while Friday afternoon, November 21, 2014. The power outages affected customers in Mercer County, Henry County, and Orion, Illinois.  A spokesperson from MidAmerican Energy said reports first came in around 1:40 p.m. and 4,200 people were without power. The issue was identified and resolved within an hour. Power was restored to these customers at about 2:30 p.m.

WQAD.com LogoPassenger killed in Henry County wreck

Passenger killed in Henry County wreck

A vehicle crashed after reportedly speeding away from an officer who was responding to a call about the car. Kewanee Police received a report that a red 4-door Chevy Cavalier that was off the road and had possibly been involved in a wreck in Kewanee, Illinois’ Baker Park.  The report came in shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2014. According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office a Kewanee Police Officer drove to the park and spotted a vehicle matching the description; it was parked on the north side of the roadway. “As the officer drove next to the vehicle, the reported vehicle …

Quad-City Times LogoFrom heartbreak, a way to help others

From heartbreak, a way to help others

Jayna Lindell had no idea what was happening Thursday as she stood in the middle of the office area of MVP Collision Repair in Milan, where her husband works.

WQAD.com LogoLight Icing Possible More North Of The QC

Light Icing Possible More North Of The QC

Our stretch of temperatures at or below freezing finally ended today as afternoon highs reached around the mid 30s! Fortunately, a system pulling in from the south is plowing the deep freeze of late back into Canada temporarily as our next round of moisture pours in. High clouds we’re experiencing will thicken and lower overnight bringing a few light showers after midnight before briefly ending the following morning.  Given the freezing temperatures upon its arrival, a period of light freezing drizzle or rain will develop before changing to all rain or drizzle before sunrise.  Better c…

WQAD.com LogoNo charges filed for dog killed in trap at Davenport’s Credit Island Park

No charges filed for dog killed in trap at Davenport’s Credit Island Park

After a dog was killed by a trap set in a Davenport park, police have announced that no charges will be filed. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 a Davenport woman’s dog was killed by an illegally placed trap at Credit Island Park in Davenport, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer Jeff Harrison. For several years the man who set the trap had been performing maintenance trapping of nuisance animals for the City of Davenport, according to Captain Dale Sievert. Sievert said the man “understandably believed he was performing the trapping at the request of the City as part…

KWQC-TV6 LogoNo Charges To Be Filed Against Credit Island Trapper

No Charges To Be Filed Against Credit Island Trapper

Davenport City officials say no charges will be filed against Darell Kendrick, the man caught trapping on Credit Island last week. Officials say Kendrick has been performing maintenance trapping...

WQAD.com LogoWhich streets will be closed for Davenport’s Festival of Trees Parade

Which streets will be closed for Davenport’s Festival of Trees Parade

Some roads will be closed in preparation for the Festival of Trees Parade in Davenport, Iowa. Roads along the parade route close to traffic Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. The staging area will be closed starting Friday at 5:30 p.m. Related: What you’ll see at the 2014 Festival of Trees On-street parking will not be available along the parade route from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking ramps will be available up until 9:45 a.m. and again after the parade. The Redstone Ramp should be accessible while the parade is going on. A $2 special event parking fee will be charged. (Scroll down for m…





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