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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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Inflate-gate insipidity passed off as news

Long ago, I quit watching the evening news on NBC, ABC and CBS. Here’s why.

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Letter: Schools must do more than just compain about TIFs

I want to comment on Dr. Bruce Peterson’s recent Views from the QCA regarding TIF districts and the proposed school sales tax referendum. I agree wholeheartedly that TIFs are hurting the schools, but I feel the addition of more sales tax will only shift more burden onto already over-burdened taxpayers.

Quad-Cities Online LogoBishop Hill historic attraction success story worth copying

Bishop Hill historic attraction success story worth copying

One of the greatest hidden tourism assets of the Quad-Cities is it history.

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Letter: How Bakersfield sheriff dealt with Westboro church

Your Jan. 26 front-page article, "Westboro Baptist Church doesn't show up in Moline," reminded me of a similar incident, about 10-years ago, that occurred while I lived in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Letter: Why does God allow evil in the world to go on?

Do you wonder at all the evil in the world which you see and read about every day? Is God still in control? If so, why does He allow the evil to continue?…

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Power to make government works lies with all of us

So, why isn’t our democracy working?…

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Sunshine remains the best disinfectant

SPRINGFIELD -- Sometimes elected officials forget who's the boss.

Quad-Cities Online LogoA conversation with Justice Kirby

A conversation with Justice Kirby

Justice Michael Kirby, who served on the High Court of Australia (its Supreme Court) from 1996-2009, graciously agreed to meet with me in his office on Macquarie Street in Sydney.  A strong advocate of the rights of Australia’s indigenous population, he is highly respected.

Quad-City Times LogoStorm threatens Q-C with heavy snow, cold

Storm threatens Q-C with heavy snow, cold

In seven weeks, March 20 to be exact, the Quad-Cities will welcome the vernal equinox, the official first day of spring.

KWQC-TV6 LogoClinton Businesses Mark Growth Even as Target Closes

Clinton Businesses Mark Growth Even as Target Closes

Shoppers said goodbye to the only Target store in Clinton on Saturday, despite a large effort to keep it from closing. Meanwhile, though, several other area businesses are growing. City leaders say two new businesses have come to Clinton within the last year and at least six existing businesses have completed or are in the process of completing expansions at their stores. Blain’s Farm and Fleet is one of them. It has been in Clinton for almost 50 years, and now it is adding another 30,000 square feet to the store. That’s a 25 percent increase to the current size. The expansion…

WQAD.com LogoMother outraged over child allegedly beaten at daycare

Mother outraged over child allegedly beaten at daycare

An East Moline, Illinois woman faced criminal charges after she allegedly hit a one-year-old she cared for at her in-home daycare. Roxanne Coulson, 60, operated a licensed child care at her home according to East Moline Police Lt. Darren Gault.  Coulson was accused of hitting a one-year-old child in the face and neck. Now, that child’s mother is speaking out to News 8. “I was recommended the daycare through my brother and sister-in-law, they interviewed [Coulson] and everything,” said Samantha Moody, whose one-year-old daughter was allegedly beaten by Coulson. “Nobody…

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Iowa falls to Wisconsin

#5 Wisconsin beat Iowa 74-63…

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Local groups helping sign Quad Citians up for health insurance

Local groups helping Quad Citians 'get covered' Saturday.Volunteers from The Project of the Quad Cities & Get Covered Illinois answered questions about the Affordable Care Act and helped Rock Island County Residents get signed up for health insurance Saturday.The event was a free way for people to get coverage before the February 15th deadline and avoid getting a fee this tax season."We've had quite a few questions about Medicaid, people are on Medicaid and not understanding what the care plans are, how to sign up for care plans, and what exactly that means so we've been able to do a…

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Plowers ready for the snow

Although local public works departments weren't expecting as much as the QCA is expected to get, they say they're prepared for anything."Our plan is not going to change just because we're getting twice as much snow, however it will take longer to clear all of the streets and routes," says Mike Clarke, Davenport’s Public Works Director.Davenport city officials have been planning for tonight all week, and say keeping the streets clear won't be an easy task."With this amount of snow that's going to take us all of Sunday and most of monday.then the regular shift will slide in…

WQAD.com LogoReward offered for information on Taylor Ridge Post Office robbery

Reward offered for information on Taylor Ridge Post Office robbery

Fliers offering a reward for information were posted in area post offices following an armed robbery at the Taylor Ridge Post Office. On Saturday, January 24, 2015 two employees at the post office were robbed at gunpoint. A statement from the Rock Island County Sheriff said that a male with a handgun went into the building and demanded money. He got away with an undetermined amount of money. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the robber’s arrest.

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Past employees say a final goodbye to the QC Downs

More than 20 years after the final horses raced at the Quad City Downs in East Moline. It's officially closing it's doors Saturday, and many fans of the track gathered one last time to say goodbye. It's a packed house here at the QC Downs where past and present employees have gathered for a bittersweet party they are sharing all the good times from working at the QC Downs.  "To me it was the most fun place to race I've raced at different places for a lot more money but I never had more fun than they had right here," said Tom Simmons, who raced horses. "The sound…

WQAD.com LogoMcDonald’s asking customers to pay with ‘lovin’ instead of money

McDonald’s asking customers to pay with ‘lovin’ instead of money

The commercial that McDonald’s will be airing during Super Bowl XLIX tells viewers that for a short while, some customers will be asked to pay with “lovin” instead of money for their McMeals. In the ad the customers are obviously caught off guard and some don’t believe it at first, but – believe it or not- it’s real. For two weeks starting February 2, 2015 participating McDonald’s restaurants will ask 100 customers to “pay with lovin’,”according to McDonald’s official rules. The Pay With Lovin’ campaign ends February 14.

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Show choirs sparkle at Big Dance

The halls of Davenport North High school were abuzz with chatter and stray song notes Saturday as boys in matching vests and ties and girls awash in halos of sequins and glitter descended upon……

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Speaker: Hispanic immigration like other nationalities

For Juan Hernandez, studying the growth of Hispanic immigration to the United States is not too different from studying the immigration pattern of the Germans, British, Italians and Irish.

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RAGBRAI for Rookies

RAGBRAI is still nearly a half a year away, but if you’re new to the race, there's a few things you need to know before getting on the bike. That’s  why the Quad Cities Bicycle club put on their 'RAGBRAI for Rookies' event Saturday. “A lot of people are intimidated by how to prepare and train and what the whole week is all about,” said Ken Urban, Quad Cities Bicycle Club. 462 miles over seven days in the heat of summer - that's not a ride for rookies. “With RAGBRAI coming into Davenport there’s a large interest to join …

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Police search for woman suspected of stealing from Sterling Walmart

Photo from the Sterling Police Department Police are searching for a woman suspected of stealing from a Sterling Walmart. The theft happened at the Walmart Supercenter at 4115 E. Lincolnway around 11:50 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, according to the Sterling Police Department. The suspect is described as a white woman with blonde, gray, or white hair, police said. Police said the woman left the store with a white man who had gray hair and a beard. They left the Walmart parking lot in a maroon SUV that police say is believed to be a Chevy Trailblazer. If you have any information on the thef…

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Modern Woodmen Park prepares for 2015

Modern Woodmen park is preparing for their 2015 baseball season.Dozens of Quad Citians showing of their singing talent at Modern Woodmen park Saturday.Talents sang the national anthem in front of judges so they can take center stage when baseball season starts.Our own sports reporter Elliot Polakoff was a judge at Saturday’s auditions.The ball park is also hosted a job fair Saturday. They say with baseball season right around the corner they have 100 positions to fill."I cant wait we are official 71 days away from opening day so we are all systems go here we are setting up our prom…

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Local organizations cancel events

First Lutheran Church in Rock Island- all Sunday activities closedNew Era Lutheran Church in Muscatine- All services and Sunday school cancelledTrinity Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley, IA - All services and Sunday school cancelledGerman American Heritage Center - Closed SundayFaith Baptist Church - Moline , all services cancelled1st Baptist Church, Bettendorf - am pm activities cancelledFirst Christian Church in East Moline  - Sunday morning activities cancelledSt. Ann's Catholic Church in Long Grove, IA - All services and classes cancelledSt. John's Lutheran Church in Massbach, IL - …

WQAD.com LogoPhotos: February brings massive snowstorm

Photos: February brings massive snowstorm

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Precipitation started in the late afternoon/early evening in the Quad Cities Saturday, January 31, 2015. A Winter Storm Warning was set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and last through 9 p.m. Sunday. Click here to see the warnings and alerts for your area.  StormTrack 8 expected to see snowfall totals reach any where from 6 inches to just under a foot.

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Rookies pick up tips for RAGBRAI

If you think riding a bike across Iowa with thousands of others sounds tiring, imagine the preparation. Oh, the details!…

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Super Bowl: The Television Experience

DAVENPORT, IA — There are three big reasons to watch Super Bowl XLIX — the Patriots, the Seahawks, and the commercials. One thing needed to get the full Sunday experience is a television. Lee Zeglin of Zeglin’s Home TV & Appliance says people are rushing in before the big game. Zeglins said, “This year, it’s become almost a national holiday in the TV business. It’s like a Black Friday kind of idea.” Zeglin’s sales have doubled these two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday. He said, “When you watch a football game, when you watch the news, …

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Mother of Abused Child Speaks Out

“It’s just baffling to me how someone could run a daycare for that long and hurt a child that they’re supposed to care for,” said Mother Samantha Moody. She had been taking her one year old daughter Lylah to Roxanne Coulson’s home day care in East Moline for a little over two weeks. Thursday she received a call saying Lylah was pushed and sat on by a child at the day care. “The three-year-old that she told me did this to my daughter doesn’t exist,” Moody said. Later– Coulson admitted to DCFS that she hit Lylah– leaving bruises to he…

WQAD.com LogoWho actually benefits from Obama’s ‘Middle Class Economics’

Who actually benefits from Obama’s ‘Middle Class Economics’

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — President Obama says he’s all about the middle class. He’s coined a new term, Middle Class Economics, and released a raft of plans that he says will help these families get ahead. To pay for it, he’d tax the rich. But not everyone in the middle class would benefit from Middle Class Economics. It’s heavily weighted in favor of married couples and parents of young children. “Many people in the middle class will get no benefit from the president’s proposal,” said Roberton Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy Cent…

WQAD.com Logo2.1 million cars recalled for faulty crash sensors

2.1 million cars recalled for faulty crash sensors

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Saturday, January 31 the recall of over 2 million vehicles to fix faulty crash sensors that could cause airbags to deploy for no reason. All the vehicles had previously been recalled for this issue but the manufacturers’ repairs have not stopped the problem. The sensors, which are designed to sense a serious impact, were made by auto parts supplier TRW. The earlier fix, which involved installing devices to protect the airbag sensor module, was very effective, reducing inadvertent airbag deploymen…

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Rock Island declares snow emergency

The City of Rock Island is declaring a snow emergency effective at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Winter storm moving in

Now seeing some snow falling in the QC. The snow will continue throughout the night tonight and last throughout the day tomorrow as well. The entire viewing area is currently under a Winter Storm Warning lasting through 9pm Sunday. Click here to see the warnings and alerts for your area.  During the overnight hours tonight, we could see accumulation of about 5 inches of snow. With this being said, roads will be very icy and slippery tonight and even tomorrow morning. Snow will continue to fall as we head into Sunday, not making it’s way completely out until the evening hours. Throughout…

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport to seek Internet partner

Davenport to seek Internet partner

The city of Davenport is to begin looking for partners to provide the fastest possible Internet service to businesses and homes.

Quad-City Times LogoVeteran makes pitch for park's $1.9M next phase

Veteran makes pitch for park's $1.9M next phase

A decorated Vietnam combat pilot is on a campaign of a different sort — one to honor fellow veterans.

Quad-City Times LogoImproving economy boosts wedding business

Improving economy boosts wedding business

If wedding spending is an indicator, the Quad-City economy is doing well.

Quad-City Times LogoRE/MAX River Cities reports results

RE/MAX River Cities reports results

RE/MAX River Cities, Bettendorf, reported Friday that it had set several records in 2014, including total sales.

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Winter Weather Update - 8:30pm (1/31)

UPDATE 8:30pm Saturday 1/31:Our Winter Storm Warning is now into effect for the entire area until 9pm Sunday.  We started off the event with light to moderate rain showers.  As temperatures cooled off this evening, the rain transitioned to snow starting around 7 o'clock.  We're expecting the heaviest snow to fall between 11pm and early Sunday morning.  The snow will continue throughout the day on Sunday as an area of low pressure tracks to our south in central and southern Illinois.  The low pressure is bringing up ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, so that will …

Quad-City Times LogoWinter storm bears down on Q-C area

Winter storm bears down on Q-C area

A major winter storm that is expected to move into the Quad-Cities today could drop as much as 8 inches of snow over the weekend, meteorologists with the National Weather Service, Davenport, s……

Friday, January 30th, 2015

WQAD.com LogoMediapolis wins close game with Highland

Mediapolis wins close game with Highland

Mediapolis Bullettes stay perfect on the season.

WQAD.com LogoWilton comes up short vs. Monticello

Wilton comes up short vs. Monticello

Wilton falls to Monticello , 45-33…

WQAD.com LogoSterling boys edge Geneseo

Sterling boys edge Geneseo

Golden Warriors edge rival Geneseo.

WQAD.com LogoLady Knights win vs. Central

Lady Knights win vs. Central

Assumption wins over Central at home…

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg wins a road game at Alleman

Galesburg wins a road game at Alleman

Galesburg stays in Western Big 6 race with win at Alleman.

WQAD.com LogoWest girls roll on the road

West girls roll on the road

Falcons cruise to 60-22 win behind 32 points from Chrislyn Carr…

WQAD.com LogoDurant comes up short against Cascade

Durant comes up short against Cascade

Cascade edges Durant 43-37.

WQAD.com LogoNewman Gets TRAC win at St. Bede

Newman Gets TRAC win at St. Bede

The Newman Comets get the 60-53 win over St Bede…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley girls with 4th straight win

Pleasant Valley girls with 4th straight win

Pleasant valley wins on the road against Bettendorf.

WQAD.com LogoBureau Valley back on track with a win

Bureau Valley back on track with a win

Parker Neuhalfen leads the way in the Bureau Valley win over Hall.

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine girls upset Davenport North

Muscatine girls upset Davenport North

Muscatine hands North 2nd straight Friday night loss.

WQAD.com LogoRockridge cruises past Riverdale

Rockridge cruises past Riverdale

Rockridge wins by 38 at home.

WQAD.com LogoLady Lancers Bounce Back over River Queens

Lady Lancers Bounce Back over River Queens

North Scott tops Clinton, 71-28…

WQAD.com LogoMoline continues to have Panther’s number

Moline continues to have Panther’s number

Moline bests United Township 67-64…

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo beats rival Sterling on the road

Geneseo beats rival Sterling on the road

Geneseo girls picks up 11-point.

WQAD.com LogoDanville Remains Perfect with Big Win

Danville Remains Perfect with Big Win

Danville wins 87-37 over West Burlington…

WQAD.com LogoRidgewood still leads the LTC

Ridgewood still leads the LTC

Ridgewood wins a close game on the road at Mercer County.

WQAD.com LogoThe Score “Play of the Night” Week 4

The Score “Play of the Night” Week 4

The Score “Play of the Night” Week 4…

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Weekend Snowstorm Update - Midnight Friday Night

Midnight Update - All evening computer runs are complete and we are still staring at a big snowstorm this weekend.  Most models range from as low as 6 to as much as 11 inches of snow for the Quad Cities.  Any way you slice it this will be a high impact snow event from Saturday night through Sunday evening.  I see no reason to change the forecast from what we had on CBS4 News at 10 Friday night.  More updates to come this weekend.  Original Post - This evening's weather computer model runs are now coming in to the weather center at CBS4.  There has been a slight s…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley stays undefeated in the MAC

Pleasant Valley stays undefeated in the MAC

Pleasant valley picks a 2-point win at rival Bettendorf.

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Investors get pitch for R.I. Plantation Co.

The Rock Island Tropical Plantation was a public company incorporated with $2.4 million in Rock Island in 1905. The company’s 12,000 acres of land was located in Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

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The GOP's sacrificing of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

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Letter: Evolution offers us a framework for how it works

I object to a recent letter concerning the teaching of evolution in science class at the exclusion of a religion-based approach.

WQAD.com LogoAssumption picks up win over Davenport Central

Assumption picks up win over Davenport Central

Assumption wins by 7 at home.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Wins over Muskies

North Wins over Muskies

North tops Muscatine , 72-61…

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott rolls past Clinton

North Scott rolls past Clinton

Lancers cruise to 71-28 win.

WQAD.com LogoDixon wins their 20th game of the season

Dixon wins their 20th game of the season

Dixon beats Rock Falls 54-35.

WQAD.com LogoFalcons shake off slow start, race past Grayhounds

Falcons shake off slow start, race past Grayhounds

West falls behind 13-2 in 1st but regroups and races past Burlington.

WQAD.com LogoMorrison wins close game over Fulton

Morrison wins close game over Fulton

Morrison Mustangs get 55-52 win over rival Fulton…

WQAD.com LogoRocks come up short in 2OT

Rocks come up short in 2OT

\ Rocky uses great comeback to force overtime but falls in 2OT to Quincy 72-62.

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Video - Friday CBS4 News at 10 Forecast

Here's the forecast as seen on CBS4 News at 10 Friday night...It's a Winter Storm Watch for the Quad Cities with 6-8 inches of snow coming up this weekend.

KWQC-TV6 LogoQCA Priest Prepares to Deploy Again

QCA Priest Prepares to Deploy Again

Answering the call where few others can or will, one QCA priest is preparing for his third deployment as a Catholic chaplain with the US Army Reserves. Father William Kneemiller does a lot of traveling for his job already. He serves as pastor for the Catholic churches in the Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Toronto parishes, as well as holding masses at Wheatland Manor. And, his mission as a traveling man of the cloth has taken him even further a field since he joined the Army Reserves in 2001, deploying once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Now, he’s expecting orders with…

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Dunbar guilty of murder

Lavail Dunbar, the Rock Island man accused of murdering his girlfriend's child has been found guilty.A Rock Island County jury found Dunbar guilty of 1st degree murder and guilty of aggravated battery of a child in connection to the death of four-month-old Jeremiah Morrison back in September 2013.The boy was found unresponsive at his home with multiple head wounds. The girlfriend, Leila Martin, is also being tried on murder and battery charges. She has a pre-trial conference date in March.

KWQC-TV6 LogoBig Storm, Big Game to Happen at Same Time; QCA Officers Urge Caution

Big Storm, Big Game to Happen at Same Time; QCA Officers Urge Caution

This weekend’s big snow is set to come just in time for the big game. And that has law enforcement across the area stepping up patrols on Super Bowl Sunday. But officers say there are things you can do as well, to keep yourself and your family safe. Do you remember the last time it snowed? It was all over the highways while cars were off of them. Many dented, in ditches. After days of sunshine, Clinton County Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Paarmann says, “It takes people that time to get used to winter driving again.” And we need to. Because the storm, along with parties for the big…

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Students create mural for QC church

The Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities is celebrating it's new art. A group of QC area high school students created the faux-stained glass mural called,'The Realm of the Wild Things.' The mural represents the inclusion of diversity within the community. The design is made up of nine panels covering nearly 160 square feet. "This is just so special it's such a unique gift and it will always be here welcoming people to this place of worship and reminding people to connect with nature," said Rich Hendricks, Pastor Metropolitan Community Church. It took the studen…

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Preventing Mumps: What you need to know

United Township High School is warning the community about a possible case of the mumps. There are some key things parents can do to make sure their kids stay safe. Mumps is a virus that is contagious, and doctors say making sure you're vaccinated is the number one way to avoid getting sick. "Check in with your pediatrician make sure your vaccines are up to date. If a child is ill keep them at home that's just a good general rule for any and all illness," said Dr. Aimee Behnke,Pediatrician Genesis Health Group.  People usually get the MMR vaccine as a child. An…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport school recognizing good behavior is a success

Davenport school recognizing good behavior is a success

Good behavior and good deeds are getting more attention at one Davenport elementary school. For the last few months, students at Wilson Elementary have been receiving tickets for things like being kind and acting responsibly. On Friday, January 30, 2015 the students participated in an-all school rally celebrating their accomplishments. It was an exciting day all-around, as teacher Janelle Vanerstrom was recognized for becoming a National Board Certified teacher. Watch the video below to see what the kids think of the new program.

Quad-City Times LogoSuper Sunday: Q-C chefs go for the culinary championship

Super Sunday: Q-C chefs go for the culinary championship

At Super Bowl parties, regardless of which team hoists the championship trophy, the real winners are the hungry guests gathered round the TV.

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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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Dunbar Found Guilty In RI Baby’s Death

A guilty verdict tonight in the Levail Dunbar murder trial. A jury found Dunbar guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery of a child. Prosecutors say 20 year old Dunbar lost his temper and beat four-month old Jeremiah Morrison because the baby wouldn’t stop crying over his severe diaper rash. Testimony began in the case this week and the jury returned a guilty verdict over two hours after closing arguments. First responders testified that when they arrived at the Maple Ridge Apartments in September 2013 they found the child lying on the living room floor not breathing. Leila…

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Monastery nuns rent out rooms for the Big Game

Thousands of fans have flocked to the site of the Big Game in Arizona, And for some fans of the Patriots and Seahawks, they're praying to a higher power that their team will be victorious. John Kutko has one person who is helping fans that are hoping for a little divine intervention. JK: I think we've got the most interesting entrepreneur here at Super Bowl 49, Sister Linda Campbell who is here with Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery. Your place is 5.5 miles from University of Phoenix Stadium and you're renting it out to football fans, that is wonderful. LC: We are, and this is the second t…

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Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

If you're looking to buy something big online - you might want to read the fine print first. A new Illinois law requires out-of-state online retailers to collect sales tax. And they have until Sunday to comply. The law will only apply to certain out-of-state retailers that have a taxable presence in the state, if not a physical one. That's companies like Amazon and Zappos. Meaning less incentive for buyers to go online and shop. Now they may choose to buy locally. “I think it's unfair for Illinois government not to get the taxing from shopping online since other states are collec…

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WQAD.com LogoDavenport principal reprimanded for violation in standardized testing investigation

Davenport principal reprimanded for violation in standardized testing investigation

The former Davenport School District elementary school principal who was scrutinized after students’ standardized test answers were found to have been changed, is being reprimanded. Former Madison Elementary School principal Sara Gott took her position as Madison School principal in 2011, records show. She was credited with helping the school move from one of the worst performing schools in Iowa to one of the best. The next year Gott and Madison Elementary School came under scrutiny when the Davenport Community School District reported that erasures and corrected answers on their 3rd…

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Future growth and development to continue in Rock Island

It's been a little more than four months since the rock island district in rock island. As recover continues, the city is looking forward to a positive future. More housing, a convenience store, and a future grocery store on 2nd Avenue.  Just a few of the projects expected to finish up early this year.  "The city's growing, and people need to be proud of it.  You know, the residents of Rock Island need to be proud of what's happening in this city,” says Rock Island Economic Development Manager Bret Gardella. "We're looking to create a dynamic downtown,”…

OurQuadCities.com LogoTraffic troubles on QC bridges

Traffic troubles on QC bridges

Drivers trying to get across the river are finding it slow going tonight.Traffic cameras are showing delays on Iowa-bound Centennial Bridge, as well as both sides of the Interstate 74 bridge.The 74 bridge backup appears to be from an accident, while the Centennial delay looks to be from police activity.

Quad-City Times LogoWho's in the news? Karly Lent

Who's in the news? Karly Lent

Karly Lent of Bettendorf has won second place in the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association's fifth annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students.

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Rock Island County on Poverty Watch List

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY – A new report looking at poverty in Illinois places Rock Island County on a watch list. The study found Rock Island County’s poverty rate in 2013 was at 15.8% compared to the state value of 14.6%. It also finds Illinois’ poverty rate as a whole is higher than the rate in 24 other states.

WQAD.com LogoCommunities declare Winter Weather Emergencies

Communities declare Winter Weather Emergencies

Blue Grass: “Winter Weather Emergency” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 31 and lasts through Monday, February 2.  Drivers are asked to avoid parking on city streets. Emergency vehicles and snow plows will need to have full access to the roadways. Clinton: A “Snow Emergency” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 31 and lasts until noon on Monday, February 2. Vehicles must be removed from the roadways by 8 p.m. Saturday or they could be ticketed or towed.  Any questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 242-0261. Coal Valley: “Snow Emergency” …

WQAD.com LogoJury finds Lavail Dunbar guilty in Rock Island murder case

Jury finds Lavail Dunbar guilty in Rock Island murder case

After three days of trial, a jury found a Rock Island man guilty of beating a four-month-old baby to death. The jury went out just after 3:30 Friday, January 30, 2015 and after two hours decided 21-year-old Lavail Dunbar, the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, was guilty of murder and aggravated battery of a child. Related: Fire Captain says baby looked like he had been in ultimate fighting match On Friday morning, jurors watched an hour long interview between two police detectives and Dunbar, where he repeatedly denied knowing what happened to the baby. Forensic pathologist Dr. Mark Peter…

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Principal given reprimand by Board of Educational Examiners

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has issued a public letter of reprimand against the former principal of Madison Elementary School in Davenport.

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I-74 Crash: Dash-Cam Video Of Multi-Vehicle Smash

BETTENDORF, Iowa – To read about it is shocking enough. To see it, is frightening. KWQC has received permission to show dash-cam video from a witness of a multi-car crash on Interstate 74 that happened during the evening commute on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Davenport and Bettendorf Police were called to the accident at Interstate 74 and Spruce Hills Drive around 4:50 p.m. According to police, an eastbound Lexus LX 570 was going fast when it hit an eastbound Honda Accord. In the video from Andy Olson, the vehicle comes out of nowhere, on two wheels with sparks flying as it crashes in…

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Ross' Restaurant: Memories and what's next

A Quad Cities icon is on the move, and now fans of Ross' Restaurant are sharing their favorite memories of the location. "I lived here about 18 years and I've been coming to Ross' ever since. I've started taking my kids here and we still come here now and they're all adults,” said Scott Herkes, Ross’ customer. "Obviously everyone I've met they're like my family here customers, employees, everyone else,” said Alexis Hughes, Ross’ customer and former employee. Ross' has been around for 75 years in downtown Bettendorf. And now the restaurant is moving ou…

Quad-City Times LogoAldermen to tackle controversial one-ways

Aldermen to tackle controversial one-ways

Talk of converting 3rd and 4th streets from one-way to two-way streets is expected to come up at a Davenport City Council work session Saturday morning.

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Air conditioner unit stolen from East Moline schools

Police are looking at what led thieves to steal property from East Moline schools. It happened overnight in the 3400 block of Morton Drive. That's when East Moline schools say a large air conditioning unit was stolen from the food service warehouse of East Moline school district. A police report was filed. Superintendent Kristin Humphries says he thinks the thieves knew what they were doing and are selling the parts for scrap. "It is sad a school district with limited funds and we're losing an air conditioner but unfortunately you're seeing this happen other places in the Quad Citi…

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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. …

WQAD.com LogoWhy spending $4.5 million for a Super Bowl ad spot just isn’t enough these days

Why spending $4.5 million for a Super Bowl ad spot just isn’t enough these days

By Paul R. La Monica NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Companies justify spending a whopping $4.5 million on a 30 second Super Bowl ad by touting how it’s the one time you can reach more than 100 million people. An added bonus? Those viewers aren’t feverishly hitting the fast forward button on their DVR remote to zoom past commercials. For many, the ads are more important than the game. But are we soon reaching the point where Super Bowl ads just won’t make any economic sense? The price of a commercial keeps going up. Will it be any surprise if they reach $5 million next year or i…

Quad-City Times LogoBallerinas to take flight at Q-C airport

Ballerinas to take flight at Q-C airport

For nearly 14 years, the Quad-City International Airport has displayed art works of varying mediums in its art gallery.

WQAD.com LogoNews 8’s Jason Fechner learns the best way to eat chicken wings

News 8’s Jason Fechner learns the best way to eat chicken wings

On Sunday during the Super Bowl, the National Chicken Council estimates that 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten. Goose from the Dwyer & Michaels morning show on 97X this week demonstrated his tried and true technique that has blown Jason Fechner’s mind: Have  a better technique? E-mail Jason at jason.fechner@wqad.com or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter! If you’d rather have boneless wings, here’s a recipe with a healthy spin that you can make at home.

KWQC-TV6 LogoFabulous Fryxell

Fabulous Fryxell

It’s a special place! A museum at Augustana College where you can take a giant step back in time. Visiting the Fryxell Geology Museum is like a walk through Earth’s History. Doctor Fritiof Fryxell established the museum in 1929. He was a graduate and professor at Augustana. He also was awarded a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Chicago. When you enter the museum, a dinosaur discovered by Augustana Professor Doctor Bill Hammer awaits you. Hammer discovered the 22 foot long specimen in the high mountains of Antarctica in 1991. The dinosaur lived 195 million years ago. Look for t…

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Watch: Decorah eagles’ nest hijacked by Great Horned Owls

As they prepare the nest for eggs expected in February, eagles on the nest in Decorah are now forced to defend it against Great Horned Owls. The camera was upgraded and the nest site was moved across the street from its former location for the 2015 nesting season. The first egg was expected sometime between mid-February and early March. Related: Live stream returns as Decorah eagles get nest ready for eggs Posts to the Raptor Resource Project Facebook page confirm the invasion of Great Horned Owls at the Decorah site. “A parent mounted a nest defense that temporarily drove the owls away, bu…

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Ross’ moving Magic Mountain to new Bettendorf location

Ross’ Restaurant will make way for a new Interstate 74 bridge by relocating in Bettendorf. The legendary diner plans to open in the former Frank’s Pizza location, 18th Street and 53rd Avenue, this July. On Friday, the familiar sign remains a real Bettendorf landmark. “I just feel like I’m at home,” said owner Cynthia Ross-Freidhof. And Ross’ Magic Mountain is the stuff of legends.  It’s been the meal of many a late night partier over the years. “It’s a first experience for some people, I’m sure,” said customer Linda Rinnert, Mu…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport Schools Receive More Threats

Davenport Schools Receive More Threats

DAVENPORT, Iowa – All buildings have been swept by police after the Davenport Community School District received threats on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Police were called and parents were sent the following statement: “Beginning at noon today the Davenport Community School District received four bomb threats via pre-recorded phone calls. The Davenport Police Department is onsite. All buildings are being swept as a precaution. No buildings are on lockdown.” KWQC-TV has been monitoring the situation.Just last week, the district received threatening pre-recorded calls.





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