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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WQAD.com LogoLast Sunny Day Before Rain Moves In

Last Sunny Day Before Rain Moves In

Today we will basically be a repeat of yesterday with highs staying in the low 60s. Another clear and sunny day is what we will see again today. Lows will be slightly warmer than what we say last night staying down into the low 40s. A weak cold front will move through our area Tomorrow, bringing in a few brief showers in along with it. Mostly cloudy skies is what we will see not allowing things to warm up. Temperatures will remain cool, like these past few days, keeping highs in the upper 50s.  Friday is when we will see a spike in temperatures with highs reaching the upper 60s. The warmer co…

WQAD.com LogoCastillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career

Castillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career

Castillo brothers eye great finish to outstanding Moline soccer career.  …

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Augie embraces high expectations

Augustana enter 2014-15 with high expectations.  Vikings return all 5 starters and 11 players that have started at least 1 game.  Augie owns #3 preseason rating and are eager to live up to hype.

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Mallards eager to hit ice

With a new league and new schedule done official, the Mallards now eye opener on Friday.

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Roby commits to Nebraska

Isaiah Roby didn’t want to wait.  The Dixon standout verbally commits to Nebraska, choosing the Cornhuskers over Georgia, Creighton, and others.

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Rocky Volleyball captures Western Big 6 perfection

Rocks roll past United Township on senior night at Rock Island.

WQAD.com LogoTitans punch their ticket to Sectional Title game

Titans punch their ticket to Sectional Title game

Monmouth-Roseville get late 1st half goal from Augustin Miranda and a trio of 2nd half goals in a 4-0 sectional win over Princeton.

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United Township blanks Pekin; set up Saturday showdown

The panthers get a pair of early goals on their way to a 4-0 win over Pekin in the postseason opener.  U.T. will now get another shot at rival Moline in Regional final.

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Moline Soccer advance with win over rival Rock Island

Moline started their postseason with a 4-0 victory over Rock Island.  The Maroons get 3 combined goals from Jose and Christian Castillo.

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Bettendorf Volleyball achieves perfection

Bulldogs capture MAC title with another sweep, this time of Burlington.  Bettendorf finish season 9-0 in conference play and 34-0 overall.  Bulldogs begin quest for State Title 3-peat next week.

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Illinois Issues: Minimum Wage

We bring you the first in a series of one-on-one interviews with Republican candidate Bruce Rauner and the Pat Quinn campaign.The first topic:  minimum wage...where an increase will be proposed in a non-binding question on November's Illinois ballot.Our capitol bureau chief Matt Porter spoke with Rauner and a Quinn spokesperson. For what they have to say, watch the video above. …

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After arrest in Rock Island arson, affected businesses react

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with the devastating fire in the District of Rock Island. Police say Jason Earl Anderson set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor next door and damaged several other buildings on September 27th.More than three weeks of investigation finally led to the arrest.  But for the people who have put their lives into building a business there, it's news that provides little closure."It's terrifying what one person can do," says Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor owner Dan Bonowski.The investigation …

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Husband calling for crosswalk on Brady Street after wife’s death

It’s one of the busiest streets in Davenport and one man claims it’s no place for pedestrians. Back in June 2014, he lost his wife in an accident on Brady Street. He says some paint could make it a lot safer. You’ve probably driven down Brady Street a million times or even walked across it, but for 64-year-old Karol Heston, Brady Street is where she would take her last steps. Karol’s husband, Mike tracked down surveillance video of that day, when Karol was off running errands. In the video you can see her stopping by a business off Brady Street. She then heads across t…

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Thieves Steal Copper From 10 Galesburg Homes

Copper theft is on the rise in Galesburg. Police say pipes and wires have been stolen from almost a dozen homes within the last month, leaving some with gas leaks and other damages. …

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Moline Council Approves Smoke-Free Parks Ordinance

There will be new rules for smokers in Moline after City Council members approved a ban on smoking in public parks Tuesday night.The new ordinance is actually an expansion of rules that are already on the books.

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Ebola Questions Answered In KWQC Hotline With Experts

Dozens called in Tuesday to the phone bank hosted by KWQC to help answer questions and concerns on Ebola. …

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70 years later, WWII tailgunner recalls the numbers that awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross

MOLINE --  Richard Bailey knows the numbers that matter.

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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. …

WQAD.com LogoEnrollment drop leaves Davenport schools “in a very desperate situation”

Enrollment drop leaves Davenport schools “in a very desperate situation”

The Davenport School Board reports that student enrollment is down in 2014 by about 220 students since this time last year. That is about a 1.4 million dollar revenue loss that the district can’t afford right now, especially while trying to cut 6 to 8 million dollars from their budget over the next two years. See related: Davenport schools consider changing from block to traditional schedules. State funding is based on student enrollment, so when the state of Iowa sees the major drop, they will cut their funding accordingly. “We are, at this point, in a very desperate situation. Un…

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Despite obstacles, Clinton runner says 'I won't give up'

An inspiring story we first brought you more than a week ago, A Clinton Iowa man looking to make history as the first person with spastic cerebral palsy to complete a marathon. But even though race day didn't go quite as planned, Jeff Hobbs says the road to success is far from over. "It's about not giving up, being resilient, and, and just believing in yourself,” said Hobbs. He says he's just a man chasing a dream. But on Sunday October 5th, Jeff Hobbs was just a man ready to make history." "Very excited, very anxious, just ready to compete,” said Hobbs. Afte…

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Salvation Army offering Christmas Assistance Program

During the holiday season, many look forward to gifts and celebration dinners.  But in tough times those aren't a top priority. That's why the Salvation Army is stepping in helping families who may need a helping hand. It's all part of the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program. Last year, more than 4,000 toys and gifts were given to almost 2,000 children. And it doesn't stop there. Nearly 2,000 homes also got food. "People have broken hearts this time of year people are without food or you know without enough money to get their rent paid and so the suffering is very in…

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Huckabee stumps for Ernst at Sioux City rally

Joni Ernst hit Sioux City Tuesday with big name Republican Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor was out campaigning with Ernst Tuesday on a piece of Ernst’s ninety nine county campaign push. Supporters packed inside to hear why the two want your votes come November fourth. The state senator is running against democrat congressman Bruce Braley to replace Democrat Tom Harkin, who is retiring at the end of his term. Despite a tight race in the polls... Joni says she's not worried, she says they're exactly where they need to be.

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First Lady returns to Iowa to support Braley

For a second time this month, First Lady Michelle Obama was rallying for democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. And this time, she got his name right. . "I’m thrilled to be here to support our next senator for Iowa, Bruce Braley,” said Obama. “Let's give it up. Now, let me say that one more time. Bruce. Braley.”  During her last stop in the Des Moines area earlier this month, Obama repeatedly referred to Braley as "Bruce Bailey." But on Tuesday at a stop in Iowa City, Obama joked about her problems with names, saying she never gets …

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City of Moline looking to 'butt out' cigarettes in all public parks

The city of Moline may be asking smokers to butt out their cigarettes in all of their green spaces. Right now East Moline is the only Illinois Quad City that has banned smoking tobacco in those green spaces but at Tuesday’s city council meeting, the city of Moline is looking to follow those steps. "Moline is considering their ban of smoking from not just green valley but other parks, all the parks in the city of Moline,” said Denise Bulat, Bi-State Regional Commission executive director. If a special ordinance passes at Moline’s city council, Tuesday, you might see s…

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High school receives grant to teach kids about safe driving

Students of all ages are learning the importance of safe driving. It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, and one program is working to stop the number one killer of teens in America. Riverdale High School in Port Byron received a $2,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Allstate and Ford for an Operation Teen Safe Driving Program.  As part of the program the teens are reaching out to future drivers. This is done through talking to the kids in the community about being safe passengers, including lessons like wearing seatbelts, not speeding to prevent accide…

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Teen traffic-related deaths trending downward in Illinois and Iowa

Once a teenager receives their driver’s license, they are more likely to be an a fatal automobile accident than any other age group; however, the number of teenage driver related fatalities is on the downfall. In an effort to raise awareness of teen drivers, October 20-24 is known nationwide as National Teenage Driver Safety Week. In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States aged 16-19 were killed and almost 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle accidents, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Illinois, teen driving…

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Big Name Support For Iowa's U.S. Senate Candidates

Bruce “Bailey” was nowhere to be found during a campaign rally Tuesday in Iowa City.First Lady Michelle Obama made up for calling U.S. Senate candidate, Bruce Braley, by the wrong name during another campaign rally two weeks ago by addressing the flubs at the beginning of her speech.“Although, I may have slipped up on Bruce's name a couple of times, what I know I got right are Bruce's values and that's what really matters in these elections,” said Mrs. Obama.The First Lady addressed a full cr...

Quad-City Times LogoBix fans push for jazz legend's personal postage stamp

Bix fans push for jazz legend's personal postage stamp

Bix Beiderbecke fans from across the world have tuned in recently to an online petition in an effort to get the jazz legend’s face on a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

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LeClaire council appoints newest member

LeCLAIRE — LeClaire City Council members have appointed a new member, a decision that filled a spot that had been vacant since last month.

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4-year-old seriously injured in crash

A 4-year-old girl was seriously injured Tuesday when the vehicle she was riding in crashed after being struck by a semitrailer, Scott County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Lane said.

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Construction begins on Chicago-Moline rail service

Governor Pat Quinn and IDOT announced Tuesday the start of construction on the new passenger rail route connecting Chicago and Moline. The $23 million in improvements are underway at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora are funded by the Federal Railroad Administration, $177 million grant toward the project, and $78 million in matching funds through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. The work that started Tuesday consists of track improvements and all necessary signal and  capacity upgrades to accommodate the additional trains that will be utilizing the Eola Yard each day onc…

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Watch: The Jacobs ad targeting Neil Anderson that we’re fact checking for you

An ad from incumbent Senator Mike Jacobs, a Democrat representing the 36th District in Illinois, targets his Republican challenger Neil Anderson. “Reflect” is a 30-second ad that claims Neil Anderson would target Medicaid for any budget cuts that might be necessary if he serves on the Illinois State Senate. ___________________________ WQAD News 8 reporter Brittany Lewis and the Quad-City Times reporter Ed Tibbetts have partnered to check the facts behind political ads. Watch for our Political Ad Fact Check reports Wednesday and Sunday nights on News 8 at 10 p.m. Check out our continuing Po…

OurQuadCities.com Logo4-year-old airlifted after semi-truck crashes into Jeep

4-year-old airlifted after semi-truck crashes into Jeep

An accident in rural Scott County sends a 4-year old to the hospital. It happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Coonhunters road. A jeep traveling northbound was struck from behind by a semi-tractor trailer. A four-year old in the Jeep was seriously injured and air-lifted to Iowa City. Her condition is not known at this time. The driver of the semi has been cited. …

WQAD.com Logo4-year-old hurt when post goes through Jeep window in Blue Grass crash

4-year-old hurt when post goes through Jeep window in Blue Grass crash

A four-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a crash involving a Jeep that was rear-ended by a semi on Highway 61. Police said the Jeep was northbound on Highway 61, and had slowed to turn right onto Coonhunters Road, when it was rear-ended by a semi tractor trailer just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Jeep went into the ditch and hit two steel posts that were there to protect a natural gas main valve. “The 4-year-old, who was properly riding in a child safety seat installed in the back seat of the Jeep, was injured when one of the steel posts came through the vehicle…

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

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 5:00 & 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

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St. Mark 3-day rummage sale to begin Thursday

It's a church rummage sale so big that one day can't contain it.

WQAD.com LogoFrom Bees to Royals, a Burlington connection to the World Series

From Bees to Royals, a Burlington connection to the World Series

When the World Series begins Tuesday night in Kansas City, there will be a special connection to Burlington, Iowa. That’s because a quarter of the Royals’ roster once played ball with the Burlington Bees. These big baseball dreams often start with small ball. The Royals 29-year wait for a World Series is over. That championship quest began in Burlington six years ago. That’s when the Class A Bees captured the Midwest League title. “It’s not all about learning the fundamentals of the game,” said longtime General Manager Chuck Brockett.  “It’s als…

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Big printmaking event at St. Ambrose

Big printmaking event at St. Ambrose: You can watch the one-ton steamroller as it prints large woodcuts during the third annual Make It Big print event at St. Ambrose University from 3-6 p.m. ……

WQAD.com LogoHow a tampon could help detect ovarian cancer

How a tampon could help detect ovarian cancer

With no current early detection available, a new medical study suggests tampons could help detect ovarian cancer early enough to save the lives of thousands of women. That’s according to University of Virginia Cancer gynecologic oncologist Dr. Chip Lander Jr., who released the findings of research that showed DNA from an ovarian tumor was detectable on tampons used by more than half of women studied who had ovarian cancer. While certain cancers – including cervical cancer – can be detected early through regular pap smears, there is no early screening available for ovarian cancer,…

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Boo at the Zoo 2014

Niabi Zoo presents a fun weekend for one of the most popular holidays of the year for children –  Halloween! Boo at the Zoo takes place Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both days. Niabi Zoo is located at 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd in Coal Valley, Illinois. Boo at the Zoo provides children with the opportunity to have a merry, not scary, fun time in a controlled and safe environment. Businesses and organizations participate by decorating a designated area in a Halloween theme and give out goodies to the children as they trick-or-treat around the z…

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Medical Delay For Suspect In Moline Pedestrian Death

The man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Moline was back in court Tuesday where proceedings against him have now been delayed…

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Man Charged With Arson For Rock Island District Fire

Police have made an arrest in connection to the fire that damaged a number of buildings in downtown Rock Island last month. Police have arrested 34-year-old Jason Earl Anderson... …

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Accused drunk driver in Appleby mother’s death has prior DUI’s

The man accused of hitting and killing the mother of Trudy Appleby in a drunk driving crash has two prior DUI’s. Octavio Pizano made a brief court appearance on Tuesday in Rock Island. He’s accused of striking Brenda Gordon with his car on Avenue of the Cities on October 10, 2014. Gordon was the mother of Trudy Appleby, the little girl who vanished from Moline 18 years ago. Related: Trudy Appleby’s mother killed just weeks after annual vigil for daughter Police and prosecutors say Pizano’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limit at the time of the crash. “The al…

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Who's in the news? Peter Sharis and Elizabeth Sharis

Y Quad-Cities Rowing Coach Peter Sharis and his daughter, Elizabeth Sharis, have been nominated for Fan’s Choice Awards from U.S. Rowing. Only five people from across the country were selected……

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Letter: Pope Francis an insightful leader with inclusive vision

Once again, I am impressed and inspired by Pope Francis. The present Pontiff truly is an astonishing human being and religious leader.

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Still Nice..Just Slightly Cooler

Southern Canadian surface high located just north of the Great Lakes has not only been responsible for the northeast breeze but the slightly cooler temperatures as well.  Daytime highs have been struggling to even reach 60 degrees in most of our hometowns. I expect this temperature pattern to show little change right through Thursday before we transition back to some warm autumn weather once again. Fortunately, skies will remain tranquil heading into tonight and will remain so for the next 24 hours before a weak disturbance tries to make its way through our area.  It appears most of the Hawk…

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Rock Island man accused of setting downtown fire

An arrest was made and arson charges filed in connection with the fire that damaged eight buildings in downtown Rock Island. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014. Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from all of the windows of the former Mississippi Café building at 213 18th Street. The building partially collapsed, and a total of eight buildings were affected. Businesses and apartment residents were displaced by damage from the fire. No injuries were reported. Related: Employees of Jaded Gypsy Tattoo pick up the pieces after massive fire Rela…

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Arrest made in district fire

A Rock Island man was arrested this morning in connection with a fire last month that gutted or damaged eight buildings in the heart of The District of downtown Rock Island.

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BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

A Rock Island man is in custody and charged with setting the fire that damaged a number of buildings in the downtown.Police say Jason Earl Anderson, 34, set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building on September 27th that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor next door and damaged other buildings nearby.Anderson was arrested this morning at his home and charged with felony arson and residential arson.  His bond has been set at $100,000.The Rock Island Fire Department, RIPD, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms all worked together to determine that the blaze was inten…

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Arrest made in downtown Rock Island fire

A Rock Island man is in custody and charged with setting the fire that damaged a number of buildings in the downtown.Police say Jason Earl Anderson, 34, set the fire in the former Mississippi Cafe building on September 27th that spread to the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor next door and damaged other buildings nearby.Anderson was arrested this morning at his home and charged with felony arson and residential arson.  His bond has been set at $100,000.The Rock Island Fire Department, RIPD, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms all worked together to determine that the blaze was inten…

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Construction begins on Q-C-Chicago rail route

Construction has begun on improvements at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora, Ill., which will pave the way for passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad-Cities, the State of Ill……

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How you can help name the baby monkey at Niabi Zoo

Niabi Zoo visitors can help select a name for the Colobus monkey recently born there. After suspecting she might be pregnant, zookeepers found the baby in the arms of its mother early Saturday, September 27, 2014. Voting boxes were on display at the zoo in mid-October, asking zoo visitors to contribute spare change to help choose a name for the baby monkey. The name collecting the most money would be selected as the winner. You can “vote” for your favorite name at Boo at the Zoo, a safe Halloween event sponsored by WQAD News 8, at the zoo Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014. …

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Why some channels were missing from DISH network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — CNN and several other Turner-owned cable channels have disappeared from Dish Network homes due to a contractual dispute between the two companies. Dish provides satellite television service to about 14 million households, roughly 1 out of 7 homes that subscribe to some form of TV package in the United States. Turner, a unit of Time Warner, urged customers affected by the blackout to contact Dish and “demand that they bring back your favorite channels.” The channels are CNN, HLN, CNN en Espanol, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM and Boomerang. Turn…

WQAD.com LogoFashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies

Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and other celebrities. And that clientele allowed him to charge top dollar for his creations. De la Renta, who passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at age of 82, created high-fashion “ready to wear” clothing, but that didn’t mean his work was affordable. One dress, a gold embroidered drop-waist gown, is listed on his website for $12,690. The least-expensive cotton dress goes for the “bargain” price of $890. Oscar de la Renta Manhattan store was ranked as the most expensiv…

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Report says foreign workers lured into slave labor in the U.S.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — They work on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University. About half of these workers pay “recruitment” fees to traffickers — often thousands of dollars — that can leave them stuck in debt for years. And while some victims are smuggled here, a majority – or 71% …

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Suspect in death of Trudy Appleby's mother appears in court

The man accused of being drunk when he ran over and killed Trudy Appleby's mother appeared in a Rock Island County courtroom this morning.Octavio Pizano is charged with aggravated DUI for hitting Brenda Gordon on Friday October 10th as she crossed Avenue of the Cities near 53rd Street in Moline.Today in court Pizano's attorney objected to extended media coverage during court proceedings but was overruled.  He then asked for a continuance, which was granted.Pizano's preliminary hearing is now moved back to November 3rd.  He is currently in the Rock Island County Jail on a $200,000 bo…

WQAD.com LogoWhat tickets cost for the 2014 World Series

What tickets cost for the 2014 World Series

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — San Francisco has taken the lead over Kansas City. In World Series ticket prices. San Francisco Giants fans are now paying an average price of $1,056 to attend Friday or Saturday’s games, according to SeatGeek, which tracks online resale prices. Kansas City fans, who haven’t seen their team compete for a championship since 1985, had also been paying about $1,000 a ticket last week. But on Friday the team put several thousand more tickets up for sale, pushing KC’s average price down to $883. Ticket prices for games in both cities will soar even hi…

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Iowa, Illinois harvests behind schedule

DES MOINES — The harvest remains behind schedule in Iowa but weather conditions are favorable for allowing farmers to try to catch up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa is about 18……

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Construction begins on Q-C-Chicago rail route

Construction has begun on improvements at the BNSF Railway's Eola Yard in Aurora, Ill., which will pave the way for passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad-Cities, the State of Ill……

Quad-City Times LogoAfternoon high will be near 59 degrees

Afternoon high will be near 59 degrees

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

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TV6 Hosts Experts to Answer Viewers' Ebola Questions

KWQC-TV6 will host a call-in and answer session Tuesday from 4 – 6:30 p.m. with local health experts to address questions about Ebola.

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Silvis teacher wants to inspire parents

SILVIS -- A George O. Barr Elementary School teacher is organizing a conference for parents in the hope of inspiring them and providing tools to strengthen their families. The "Growing Great Families" conference will include talks on…

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Goodwill sponsors community job fair

Goodwill sponsors community job fair: Workers looking for employment in the Quad-Cities should attend an upcoming job fair, sponsored by Goodwill of the Heartland, at the Martin Luther King Ce……

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YMCA starts new Diabetes prevention program

The Quad Cities YMCA is starting the prevention program in conjunction with the national YMCA program.

WQAD.com LogoMan Accused of Killing Trudy Appleby’s Mom Appears in Court

Man Accused of Killing Trudy Appleby’s Mom Appears in Court

The man accused of killing Trudy Appleby’s mother appeared in court on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Pizano’s hearing was postponed for two weeks, but he was appointed a public defender. Octavio Pizano has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a class two felony. Pizano is accused of killing 53 year-old Brenda Gordon on October 10, 2014. She was walking across the Avenue of the Cities near 53rd Street in Moline when she was hit by a car. Gordon was the mother of Trudy Appleby, a girl who went missing from her father’s yard back in 1996. Every year …

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Sharp’s class at Jordan Catholic School

The Pledge from Mrs. Sharp’s class at Jordan Catholic School

Mrs. Sharp’s second graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

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Smoking ban proposed in Moline parks

The City of Moline may snuff out smoking in green spaces.Moline's website already states ‘There is no smoking in any of the city parks or facilities’, but if a special ordinance passes at city council Tuesday night, Moline will officially designate all parks and recreation areas as smoke-free. The Moline Park Board is recommending the change, and board members say smoke-free parks and green spaces fit well into the board's mission, which includes promoting healthy lifestyles and wellness.City ordinance already prohibits smoking in specific park areas, like playgrounds, but the new…

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Davenport officials discuss plans for the future with focus on streets

City of Davenport officials do not expect to increase tax rates from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2016.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Arsenal equipment to be auctioned

 The U.S. Army will participate in an online auction of excess equipment including welders, compressors, CNC machines, lathes, heater units and steel stock.

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Sunny today, near-freezing tonight

A good Tuesday to all. Sunny skies today and an overnight low near freezing. That's what is in store for the Quad-Cities today.

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Drop In Temperatures Today

Today we will see highs staying in the upper 50s to low 60s. Sunny skies is what we’ll be seeing all day long. Lows tonight will be dropping down into the mid-30s leaving us with a chilly night ahead. The cooler temperatures will continue the next few days keeping highs in the low 60s. A weak cold front will move through our area Thursday bringing in a few brief showers in along with it. Friday is when we will see a spike in temperatures with highs staying in the upper 60s. The warmer conditions will continue as we move into your weekend. Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard Download the free Ne…

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October Yard of the Month named

This property at 2214 30th St., Rock Island, was voted October Yard of the Month by the Rock Island Beautification Commission. Pictured, from left, are Beautification Commission Chairman Bob Towler with with homeowners Karen, Brooke and Scott Sheraden. …

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Work begins on Hill & Valley's new RI bakery

ROCK ISLAND -- Work to move Hill & Valley bakery from Watchtower Plaza to the Quad Cities Industrial Center is progressing and has been aided by a $2.2 million low-interest tax credit financing loan from U.S. Bank. …

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EM garbage, water and sewer rates going up

EAST MOLINE -- Aldermen have given tentative approval to higher water, sewer and garbage rates. Plans related to the higher rates were presented to aldermen acting as the committee of the whole Monday night. They still…

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Tom Gibbs to become chief deputy in Scott County

SCOTT COUNTY —The Scott County Sheriff's Office promoted Sgt. Thomas Gibbs to chief deputy on Monday, citing his technical knowledge and 10 years experience working for the county. Chief Deputy Gibbs, of Davenport, was appointed on the…

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Two hours of closed meetings bring no action on Afoun's contract

MOLINE -- The Moline Housing Authority on Monday suspended renewing executive director John Afoun's contract, pending more discussions with him about compensation, contract length and time off. Commissioners met in closed session for two hours to discuss…

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Moline aldermen to hold budget work session

MOLINE -- Moline aldermen will meet tonight for the 2015 budget work session. The session starts at 6 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 619 19th St. Because it is a work session, the…

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Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that.

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Schilling, Bustos to speak at NAACP forum

ROCK ISLAND -- U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling will speak at an NAACP candidates' forum Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island. The Rock…

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Former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in town Thursday

Former U.S. senator and 2012 U.S. presidential candidate Rick Santorum will give a pro-life talk at the Women's Choice Center's fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Davenport River Center. Mr. Santorum now is CEO of…

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Cambridge releases test scores; board president to leave

CAMBRIDGE – School district principals reported mixed results for standardized tests at the Oct. 16 board meeting. Cambridge third-graders outperformed the state average by more than 28 percent in reading, but fourth-graders were under the state…

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Galesburg Eases Alcohol Restrictions At Festivals

Galesburg city leaders passed a new ordinance allowing people to walk the streets with drinks in hand at festivals.

WQAD.com LogoDistrict seeing less crime thanks to special police unit

District seeing less crime thanks to special police unit

Special enforcement’s been paying off in the district of Rock Island for the past year after a police unit has been watching over the area. It’s provided a peace of mind to those live and work there. The streets of downtown Rock Island are quiet, a comforting sound for businesses. “We’re not seeing the fights anymore,” said Mama Compton’s owner, Psyindy Compton-Muse. For the past year the Rock Island Police Department has focused on ending some of the consistent problems in that area. “When we looked at the numbers we seen a lot of disturbances, a lot …

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice Unit Helps Reduce Crime In The District

Police Unit Helps Reduce Crime In The District

Most communities have a problem area where crime seems to be higher. In rock island, a special police unit has focused on issues in The District over the last year.

KWQC-TV6 LogoPaperless Scott County Court Has Potential To Make Sensitive Records Safer

Paperless Scott County Court Has Potential To Make Sensitive Records Safer

The courts are supposed to protect us from criminals, but court records can contain a wealth of your personal information, ripe for the taking. That's changing in Iowa, and Scott County is the latest to start upgrading to a new system.

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Final Debate For Illinois Governor

With Election Day now just over two weeks away, the candidates running for Governor in Illinois faced off again in their third and final televised debate.

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Meet one of the workers behind opening of Arsenal Bridge drawspan

Now that drivers have shifted back to their normal routes on the Centennial Bridge the Arsenal, or 'Government' Bridge, may be feeling a little bit lonely up river.  But the bridge operator shared your frustration during those long delays, working, while you wait.  While you've been sitting idling in your cars, there's one person at the controls who's been feeling your glares for months.The clattering and clanking of the government bridge are the sound of traffic running smoothly."It's just like night and day," says Mike Crane, one of the operators of the bridge's drawspan…

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Final debate showdown for Illinois Governor candidates

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have been battling in aggressive ads, and tonight that tone spilled over into the formal debate.Rauner continued to press Quinn on whether he would pass a permanent income tax increase if he lost during the lame duck session.While Quinn hammered Rauner for not having a single African American executive."I have the courage to tell the people what they need to know in Illinois. We've gotta use our income tax revenues in a proper way to make sure we have good schools," said Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor. " We have …

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Quinn, Rauner face off in final debate before election day

As early voting kicked off in Illinois, the two men running for governor exchanged jabs in their final scheduled debate before election day. The 2014 gubernatorial race pits Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, seeking his second full term in office, against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The pair faced off in Chicago in a final debate hosted by the League of Women Voters on Monday, October 20, 2014. Once again, Quinn painted himself as a leader through the post-Blagojevich era, while portraying Rauner as rich and out-of-touch with the working class. “Keep in mind, folks, my opponent, he says…

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Aledo aldermen question need for IDOT project

ALEDO -- Aldermen have delayed an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation, questioning the need for a $353,280 project. Aledo would spend $414 to upgrade two stoplights -- one at the intersection of Illinois 17 and…

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Dedicated patrols reducing crime in The District

ROCK ISLAND — Disturbances and crime in the city's downtown Arts & Entertainment District have decreased significantly since a dedicated patrol was formed last year, Rock Island Police Chief Jeff VenHuizen told aldermen Monday. Chief VenHuizen said…

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Businesses and residents frustrated by Utica Ridge construction

With the Centennial Bridge now finished until spring, there's still major work being done elsewhere in the Quad Cities, like in Bettendorf. The widening and reconstruction of Utica Ridge Road is still in full swing. The construction on Utica Ridge road began in early April and after seven months on this project many residents that live nearby said it's created a hassle in their everyday lives. "It's not been a lot of fun and it's taking far too long," said Bettendorf resident Catherine Raeside. "It just means extra commute time," said Bettendorf resident Brian Goetz.&…

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Geneseo hires Long as interim administrator, hires search firm

GENESEO – Aldermen met for a special city council meeting Monday to hire an interim city administrator as well as a search firm to look for a permanent one. Five aldermen were present to hire former Geneseo…

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Nexstar President Perry Sook Inducted into Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

It was a special night for CBS4 as Perry Sook, the chairman, president, and CEO of our parent company Nexstar Broadcasting Group, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.Sook was one of 12 industry pioneers honored Monday night in New York City.Nexstar was founded in 1996 with one station in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania market and has grown to more than 100 television stations in 56 markets, including the Quad Cities, reaching approximately 16 percent of all U.S. television households. Sook says it’s all about serving the community. "I think wh…

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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. …

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UAW president stumps for Bustos

ROCK ISLAND -- United Auto Workers President and Rock Island native Dennis Williams campaigned for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in Rock Island, Peoria and Rockford on Monday as part of an effort by Democrats and their union allies to…

Quad-Cities Online LogoTree service clearing the way for pedestrian bridge over Davenport's River Drive

Tree service clearing the way for pedestrian bridge over Davenport's River Drive

Pedro Bustamante, of Rock Island, Kendrick Tyson, of Davenport, and Donald Davis, of Orion, all of Ranger Tree Service, rope down a tree branch Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, along River Drive in Davenport, west of Federal Street. The tree clearing…

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Send us your fall photos

The leaves are turning, and the Quad-Cities is awash in beautiful fall foliage. Grab your camera and capture some of the seasonal colors before they fade into the dull gray of winter. Send us your best shots,…

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EM native to be featured on 'House Hunters' show

Mandey Evans Kinzenbaw was a hard-nosed basketball and volleyball standout in her days at United Township High School, and she's carried that trait forward in her life. It's safe to say she does not back down from a challenge.

Quad-City Times LogoIowa provost offers snapshot of Iowa's wind generation

Iowa provost offers snapshot of Iowa's wind generation

Iowa has emerged as a real powerhouse in the area of wind energy and stands to continue benefiting from its growth.





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