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Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Visitors Bureau sets holiday hours

Visitors Bureau sets holiday hours: The Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau will be open for visitor services at the following times and locations:…

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Rock Island County sheriff steps up drunk driving enforcement

Rock Island County sheriff steps up drunk driving enforcement: The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office will step up traffic enforcement through July 5, focusing on both drunk and unbuckled drivers.

WQAD.com LogoNicholas Baer talks Hawks and future in Iowa City

Nicholas Baer talks Hawks and future in Iowa City

Former Bettendorf Standout Nicolas Baer continues to impress in Iowa City.  After redshirting as a walk on last year, Baer is eager for opportunity next winter with Hawkeyes.

WQAD.com LogoJulian Vandervelde talks Iowa Legends Camp

Julian Vandervelde talks Iowa Legends Camp

Current Eagles lineman and former Iowa standout Julian Vandervelde talks opportunity in upcoming Iowa Legends Camp in Quad Cities.

WQAD.com LogoChasson chats draft, opportunity with Warriors, and chance to prove the doubters wrong

Chasson chats draft, opportunity with Warriors, and chance to prove the doubters wrong

Chasson chats draft, opportunity with Warriors, and chance to prove the doubters wrong.

KWQC-TV6 LogoAssumption baseball beats Central

Assumption baseball beats Central

KWQC-TV6 LogoMLB Draft’s 2nd overall pick arrives to Quad Cities

MLB Draft’s 2nd overall pick arrives to Quad Cities

WQAD.com LogoHapp reacts to Bo Ryan announcement

Happ reacts to Bo Ryan announcement

The 2015-16 season will the last for Bo Ryan in Madison.  The 67 year old announced he will retire after next season after 15 years with the Badgers.  Current Badger and former Rockridge standout Ethan Happ called Monday’s announcement surprising but is excited for future for Wisconsin basketball…

WQAD.com LogoAssumption Baseball sweeps Central

Assumption Baseball sweeps Central

The Knights score early in game 1 and get a great pitching performance from Justin McIntosh to best Central 3-0.  Assumption wins the nightcap 2-0 in 5 innings.

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Letter: Taxpayers demand answers from RICo about Hope Creek

Just to set the record straight, not everyone voluntarily left their jobs at Hope Creek!…

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Remarkable grace demanded a response

WASHINGTON -- After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control.

Quad-Cities Online LogoR.I. library continues to explore options

R.I. library continues to explore options

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Letter: Thanks to all who made Pickers Paradise successful

We wish to thank all those who attended the Pickers Paradise (Street Sale) in downtown East Moline on Saturday, June 13. Hope you found some great treasures to "pick" from. Thank you to all of the vendors who participated. We were thankful that the weather cooperated.

KWQC-TV6 LogoStorms bring rain, hail through the QCA

Storms bring rain, hail through the QCA

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WQAD.com LogoGalesburg church holds vigil for potential government shutdown

Galesburg church holds vigil for potential government shutdown

At the New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Galesburg Monday, dozens of people gathered to express their concerns with a potential government shutdown. Democrats and Governor Rauner have until July 1, 2015 to agree on a budget deal. Last week, Governor Rauner vetoed most of the budget plan Democrats had presented. The plan is $4 billion in the red. Without a deal the Governor’s office says some bills won’t get paid, like Medicaid payments to hospitals. Many at the vigil at the church in Galesburg are home healthcare workers or use childcare assistance. “My case worker enroll…

KWQC-TV6 LogoLocal crews return from bird flu cleanup

Local crews return from bird flu cleanup

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – The bird flu outbreak remains a serious threat, with more than 31.5 million birds infected in Iowa. Egg prices have gone up and more than 1,500 workers are projected to lose their jobs. Gov. Terry Branstad has just extended a state of disaster emergency for the second time. It will now last through the end of next month. Meanwhile, crews are working hard to prevent the disease from spreading. 15 members of the Iowa Hazmat Task Force were recently sent to Northwest Iowa to help the USDA, including firefighters from Burlington, Muscatine and Davenport. Local crew…

KWQC-TV6 LogoFair-weather businesses hope for an end to the rain

Fair-weather businesses hope for an end to the rain

SCOTT COUNTY, Ia. (KWQC) – Not only is this wet weather affecting your plans, it’s been a rough start to summer for businesses that depend on warm, dry conditions. The month of June is now the 4th wettest on record in the Quad Cities. Managers at Splash Landing in Bettendorf say they’ve struggled the last couple of weeks to keep normal hours. Families there say they’re fed up with not being able to enjoy regular summer activities. Other businesses like WaterPark Car Wash have seen a dip in traffic too. However, any dry periods have drivers flocking in for a car wash. &#…

WQAD.com LogoQuad City church-goers send prayers to Charleston, South Carolina

Quad City church-goers send prayers to Charleston, South Carolina

Quad City church-goers are coming together to send support to the South. On Monday, June 29, 2015, dozens gathered in LeClaire Park to remember the nine people killed in a shooting during a Bible study class at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The vigil included songs and prayer led by church members from a variety of congregations. “That is very important. That is so important, because Sunday morning is the most segregated day of the week. We’re always in our denominations, in our churches,” said Rev. Ronald Chambers. “I would pray that we will get together eventually…

Quad-City Times LogoMonday's storm leaves 650-plus without power in Davenport

Monday's storm leaves 650-plus without power in Davenport

Monday night’s storm, which dumped about a half inch of rain and inch-size hail in some spots, also caused two power outages affecting more than 650 MidAmerican customers in west Davenport, of……

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Bill Murray to participate in JDC Pro-Am

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – The random appearances of Bill Murray usually set of social media firestorms and we know he’ll be in our area next week. Murray will be participating in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 8, according to a Tweet from the JDC. You heard it here first folks… THE BILL MURRAY will be playing in the Wednesday Pro Am at JDC next week! Come out and see him tee it up! — John Deere Classic (@JDCLASSIC) June 30, 2015 Known for “Caddyshack”, “Groundhog Day”, “SNL”, and “Ghostbusters”, Murray is …

Quad-City Times LogoCroquet party will support Colonel Davenport foundation

Croquet party will support Colonel Davenport foundation

The fourth annual Colonel’s Croquet Party will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, on Arsenal Island.

Quad-City Times LogoQ-C pastors pray for Charleston church, plan for future

Q-C pastors pray for Charleston church, plan for future

As he does every week, the Rev. Mason Parks held a Bible study class two weeks ago Wednesday at New Journey African Methodist Episcopal Church in Moline.

KWQC-TV6 LogoIllinois legislators hopeful for budget agreement

Illinois legislators hopeful for budget agreement

  MILAN, Ill. (KWQC) – Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed 19 budget bills last week because the democratic budget bill would have left a nearly $4 billion deficit. Illinois lawmakers now face a deadline with the new fiscal year starting Wednesday. Without a spending plan, services statewide may be disrupted. Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy said they’re having trouble agreeing with any plan, and that Rauner’s plan is too extreme. “The biggest issue I think that we have is we’ve put together a budget of priorities that we wanted to insure was n…

KWQC-TV6 LogoClinton residents can help fund fireworks

Clinton residents can help fund fireworks

CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) – The Fourth of July is this weekend, and area communities are gearing up. But some people in Clinton, said they weren’t very happy with last year’s main show, the fireworks. The two sisters who have been hosts of the Fourth festival in town are looking to find other ways to keep the show running, so they created a Go Fund Me page for Clinton’s Fourth of July Fireworks. This page is specifically for the fireworks show one sister said they’re asking those who weren’t happy with last year’s display to help out. “We can do a whole day of …

Quad-City Times LogoOpera great Simon Estes to perform in Wapello

Opera great Simon Estes to perform in Wapello

WAPELLO, Iowa — Organizers expect 1,000 people to turn out for a September concert by opera legend and Iowa native Simon Estes at Wapello High School.

KWQC-TV6 LogoDewitt man serves famous tenderloin to homeless

Dewitt man serves famous tenderloin to homeless

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Chuck Cox owns the company, Chuckies and is famous for his pork tenderloins. He usually serves them at big events like Cubs Spring Training. Today he took his food truck to Davenport to serve the homeless in our area. He and his crew served up around 200 pork tenderloins to those staying at the Humility of Mary Shelter. What normally would cost a few bucks a plate, today the only form of payment was a simple “thank you.” For Richard Huffman– each bite of the delicious meal brought back memories. “I don’t get much,” said Huf…

KWQC-TV6 LogoCity Council to review Dock project yet again

City Council to review Dock project yet again

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Asbestos work on the old restaurant was supposed to begin Monday but ‘The Dock’ developer Todd Raufeisen says he moved the remediation start to Wednesday after learning City Council will review the project. Mayor Bill Gluba says the deadline for demolition is Tuesday and Raufeisen will not meet that deadline. Gluba says City Council has extended the deadline three times from the initial deadline in December. Mayor Gluba says the city should drop Raufeisen and find a new developer after missing this latest deadline. City staff are set to report t…

WQAD.com LogoLet’s Move QC: The Dangers of Trampolines

Let’s Move QC: The Dangers of Trampolines

One jump can be the difference between a day of fun and a day in the hospital. “Trampolines are a thing that keep us in business, no doubt about it,” said Dr. Mike Pyevich with ORA Orthopedics. Dr. Pyevich says trampolines cause a lot of injuries every year. In fact, researchers found that from 2002 to 2011 there were more than 1 million visits to the Emergency Room because of backyard trampolines. More recently, one of those visits came from a 5-year-old from Davenport named Ava. “The children were outside playing,” explained Joyce Nelson, Ava’s Grandmother. …

WQAD.com LogoFreight House Farmers’ Market building receives artistic touch

Freight House Farmers’ Market building receives artistic touch

The next time you drive pass the Freight House Farmers’ Market in downtown Davenport, you’ll notice a colorful addition. When driving eastbound on West River Drive, a colorful mural brightens the bleak brick building. Each door on the building’s exterior has a theme based on color. “We were inspired a lot by the fact that it is a farmer’s market and they wanted to keep with that theme,” said Keosha Westphal, a summer apprentice for Quad City Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program and Junior at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. The Quad City Metro Arts…

WQAD.com LogoWhy the ‘leap second’ could be such a big problem

Why the ‘leap second’ could be such a big problem

ATLANTA — You won’t even notice it — it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday. The extra second will take place at 8 p.m. ET on June 30 so that we can sync up our watches with the Earth’s slowing rotation. But the 61-second minute threatens to make computer systems go haywire, potentially screwing up complex trades that can take place in a split second. Here’s why June 30 will be 1 second longer The leap second just happens to coincide with …

WQAD.com LogoPhotos: Investigators testify and Tim McVay’s police interview presented in court

Photos: Investigators testify and Tim McVay’s police interview presented in court

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Davenport Detective Richard Voy testified about interviewing Tim McVay, after McVay returned from an out-of-town trip with Carrie Olson’s car.  McVay was reportedly the last person to see Carrie before she was reported missing. Voy’s videotaped interview with McVay was show in court. Davenport Police Detective Bill Thomas Jr. also testified about his work assisting Voy’s investigation into the disappearance of Carrie Olson. Get the recap of our live coverage of …

WQAD.com LogoSeveral injured, dog killed, when lightning strikes hikers in Colorado

Several injured, dog killed, when lightning strikes hikers in Colorado

Watch Video Clear Creek County, CO — One dog was killed and three people were taken to a hospital after a lightning strike 500 feet below the summit of Mount Bierstadt late Sunday morning, June 28, 2015. Clear Creek County dispatch received multiple calls about a lightning strike on the popular 14er about 11:30 a.m. according to KDVR. Up to 16 people were injured as multiple agencies responded to the trailhead that starts at the top of Guanella Pass, the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office said. All of the victims made their way down the mountain, with eight adults getting assistance from…

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Showers And Storms Return Tonight

Cool temperatures again tonight with lows dropping down into the low 60s. We’ll see another round of showers and storms roll through this evening. A few isolated storms could produce hail and gusty wind. They will hang around throughout the night, making their way out as we head into the early morning hours tomorrow. Seeing another foggy start tomorrow, as fog develops during the early morning hours. We will stay mainly dry as we head throughout the day, with the exception of seeing a few passing afternoon showers. Thursday is looking to be our next completely dry day, along with seeing …

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This Female Kitten Is Waiting For You

Learn more about the pets featured on News 8 at 11.  Click on the QCAWC link for all the information.

KWQC-TV6 LogoModern Woodmen Park open for Red, White and Boom

Modern Woodmen Park open for Red, White and Boom

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Have a favorite sport for Red, White and Boom? Well it could be Modern Woodmen Park for many. The park, recently voted the Class-A “Best of the Ballparks,” will be open for a full evening of fun, starting at 5 p.m. on the fourth of July. There will also be other events, per a Modern Woodmen Park release: Beginning at 6 p.m., there will also be free family activities, including a scavenger hunt, face painting, crafts and an opportunity to write-a-letter to a soldier provided by the USO and Davenport Parks and Recreation. Event attendees may purchase concessio…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDense fog contributes to serious accident in Lee County

Dense fog contributes to serious accident in Lee County

ASHTON, Ill. (KWQC) – Sheriff’s officials say dense fog was a contributing factor to a Lee County man being critically injured in a morning crash. On June 29, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a two vehicle collision in front of the Crest Foods warehouse on Illinois 38 in Ashton, Ill. A Federal Express truck leaving the Crest Foods facility to go eastbound on Illinois 38 was struck on the driver’s side by an SUV traveling westbound on Illinois 38. The driver of the SUV, Robert Williams, 32, from Franklin Grove, was critically injur…

WQAD.com LogoRecord rainfall slows soybean crop in Illinois and Iowa

Record rainfall slows soybean crop in Illinois and Iowa

Call it too much of a good thing in Monmouth, Illinois. “There’s not much you can do about it,” said Brian Mansfield, a research agronomist with the University of Illinois. This soybean field is soaking in standing water during the wettest June in Illinois history. “The younger the plants are, the worse the water is going to be for them,” he said. After rainfall averaging nearly nine inches in June, the stress is showing in a Rock Island County bean field. “If we stay in a wet pattern, are we going to have harvest difficulties?” Mansfield pondered. Too…

WQAD.com LogoSterling lifts water conservation order

Sterling lifts water conservation order

Residents no longer have to conserve water in Sterling, Illinois. Storms that included torrential rain June 22, 2015, started the problem.   The same storms damaged a roof and wall at the city’s shopping mall. Related: Roof and wall damaged at mall in Sterling Water flow through the city’s wastewater treatment plant increased from 2.5 million gallons per day to 19 million gallons per day, prompting city officials to ask residents to conserve water so the system would not get so overloaded that they would have to shut it down.  Residents were asked to be sure roof drains and sump…

KWQC-TV6 LogoNBC cuts ties with Donald Trump

NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. NBC said it would no longer air the annual “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Trump has said he is no longer appearing in the television show “The Apprentice.” NBC said “Celebrity Apprentice” will continue to go on without him. Last week, Univision said that it…

WQAD.com LogoHecklers charged for targeting Joel Osteen inside his Texas megachurch

Hecklers charged for targeting Joel Osteen inside his Texas megachurch

HOUSTON — Six people were escorted out of Joel Osteen’s church in Houston Sunday morning, according to KTRK. Video from a Twitter user showed the hecklers being escorted out of  Lakewood Church. In the video, Osteen can be heard from the pulpit saying, “Thank you all for your patience and we’ll just continue to receive what God has for us. It’s a good day to be alive.” Crazy scene. Sixth person ejected from Lakewood Church by police and security pic.twitter.com/SwGTcH66Qs — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 28, 2015 Twitter user Anwar Ri…

WQAD.com LogoNBCUniversal cuts business ties with Donald Trump – sort of

NBCUniversal cuts business ties with Donald Trump – sort of

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — NBCUniversal, succumbing to pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on NBC. Miss USA and Miss Universe were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” Mond…

KWQC-TV6 LogoDay 10: McVay’s interview at Davenport Police Department

Day 10: McVay’s interview at Davenport Police Department

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — Timothy McVay, 40 of Rock Island, is back in court for the third week of trial. He is charged for murdering and concealing the death of 29-year-old Carrie Olson of Davenport. Olson went missing in December 2013 and was found in Hastings, Minnesota in April 2014. McVay was arrested and charged in July 2014. Today, Detective Richard Voy of the Davenport Police Department, testified. He said some of McVay’s story changed from when he talked to him on the phone on January 2, 2014, to the interview at the police station on January 3, 2014. He asked McVay if …

KWQC-TV6 LogoSterling lifts water conservation request

Sterling lifts water conservation request

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) – The City of Sterling is lifting the request to conserve water usage to alleviate pressures on the wastewater treatment plant. The level of the City’s lagoon has returned to near normal levels and a new backup system has been put in place to help ensure continuous pumping capacity at the plant. The City of Sterling is grateful to those who helped conserve water to reduce flows to the wastewater treatment plant. Please make sure sump pumps and roof drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system to avoid future pressure on the system during heavy rainfall ev…

WQAD.com LogoIowa ranked among least-active states in America

Iowa ranked among least-active states in America

Recently, it seems that America’s companies are giving us more reasons to stay inside. You can now get your favorite food delivered to your door through sites like Seamless and eat it in bed while watching every episode of Friends on your computer thanks to Netflix. You don’t even have to make the trek to the convenience store—between services like Amazon’s same-day delivery and new apps that let you hire people to do your errands, you can run out of toilet paper in the morning and have a fresh supply waiting for you in the evening. Though all these services are certainly convenient, …

Quad-City Times LogoSmokestack at Central High to come down

Smokestack at Central High to come down

Monday is the target date for the demolition of a longtime Davenport landmark — the 160-foot-high smokestack at Central High School.

KWQC-TV6 LogoParticipants in summer program paint murals in downtown Davenport

Participants in summer program paint murals in downtown Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Students working for the Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program started a project painting murals at the Freight House this summer. The murals will be done on doors facing River Drive and the front and back of the stage area. About 16 mural art apprentices are starting their third week working on the project and hope to be done painting in another three weeks. Artist Chloe Thompson says their work helps beautify the downtown area. “For this year we got to experience more of what it would be like working for a company so we more or less had to work kind …

KWQC-TV6 LogoWoman’s death investigated in Milledgeville, Ill.

Woman’s death investigated in Milledgeville, Ill.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ill. (KWQC) – Police are working to find out how a 37-year-old woman died. The Carroll County Sheriff says officers were called to a house on Holcomb Avenue just after three Sunday morning. There they found Marin Williams unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. County and state investigators are trying to determine exactly what happened. Stay tuned to KWQC-TV6 and kwqc.com for updates as we receive them.

WQAD.com LogoUrgent recalls issued for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

Urgent recalls issued for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

NEW YORK — Fiat Chrysler is calling the owners of 65 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to tell them to stop driving their vehicles. Fiat Chrysler said Sunday that an error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehicles to break, leaving the driver with “rear-end instability and/or reduced braking power,” according to a press release. The company wants owners of the cars to stop driving them and arrange an on-site inspection. Another 7,690 vehicles may also be recalled because they were built during the same eight-day period, but …

KWQC-TV6 LogoOfficials say Burlington house fire is suspicious

Officials say Burlington house fire is suspicious

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – A house fire in is under investigation after the police and fire departments say the cause appears to be suspicious. It happened over night around 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 1211 South 10th Street. Police say the home was not occupied and had no working smoke detectors. There were no injuries.

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Who's in the news? Rock Island VFW Post 1303

Rock Island VFW Post 1303 has elected Paul Jay Hymes Jr. as its commander beginning July 1.

Quad-City Times LogoSlight chance showers this afternoon, tonight

Slight chance showers this afternoon, tonight

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

KWQC-TV6 LogoKewanee boy with bucket list loses battle with cancer

Kewanee boy with bucket list loses battle with cancer

KEWANEE, Ill, (KWQC) – Visitation is planned for Monday for a little boy who lost his battle with cancer. We first met five-year-old Ty Sanford back in May, just weeks after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The five-year-old was checking items off his bucket list with the help of the Davenport Fire Department and other organizations. Dressed in his Spiderman costume, Ty got to ride a fire truck to Build-A-Bear. Later, he got to throw out the first pitch at a River Bandits game. Ty passed away at 11:25 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2015, at his home. His mother says while she is sad and m…

WQAD.com LogoWin Tickets to see Boeing, Boeing at Circa ’21

Win Tickets to see Boeing, Boeing at Circa ’21

BOEING, BOEING takes the stage at Circa ’21 with previews from 7/29/2015 – 7/30/2015 and the show running from 7/31/2015 – 9/19/2015. This French farce features self styled Parisian Lothario, Bernard, who has an Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. You won’t believe what happens next! This show is rated PG-13. You could win 2 dinner an…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSupreme Court Upholds Controversial Lethal Injection

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Lethal Injection

(NBC) – Oklahoma and other states can continue to carry out capital punishment by lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday even though the combination of drugs they use differs from one approved by the court seven years ago. Lawyers for death row inmates in Oklahoma had argued that the state’s current combination of three chemicals for lethal injections amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The first chemical, they said, does not reliably induce a deep unconsciousness, leaving a prisoner susceptible to searing pain caused by the two follow-on injections. Ok…

WQAD.com Logo9 tips to thunder-proof your dog

9 tips to thunder-proof your dog

Being a Meteorologist, I admit to the blissful enjoyment of a good, loud thunderstorm. I am growing more thankful each day that my 11 month old Black Lab, Oliver, is okay with them too. I’ve been using some tricks that helped me with my previous dog Theo, who was a puppy when I lived in East Texas (one of the stormiest places I know). Since I am less familiar with what doesn’t work, I am also getting some help by the Humane Society for the don’ts. So here we go! 1. “Storms are good!” A lot of people who are keenly aware of storms or leery of severe weather tend to…

WQAD.com LogoEastbound I-80 ramp to I-280 closed after semi overturns in fog

Eastbound I-80 ramp to I-280 closed after semi overturns in fog

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The I-80 eastbound ramp to westbound I-280 was closed for more than two hours due to a semi-rollover accident. The wreck happened on I-80 east near The Big X around 6 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 near Colona, Illinois. State Police say two people were hurt in the accident.  A driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital. No other vehicles appeared to be involved. An ISP spokesman also said that the driver, was driving too fast for the foggy conditions. The ramp was reopened to traffic before 9 a.m.

WQAD.com LogoInvestigators testify and Tim McVay’s police interview presented in court

Investigators testify and Tim McVay’s police interview presented in court

Investigators testified about working the disappearance of Carrie Olson as the trial of Tim McVay entered into its third week of testimony.  Scroll down to read the live blog recap of the full day of testimony. Related: Photos: Investigators testify and Tim McVay’s police interview presented in court Monday, June 29, 2015 was the tenth day of the full trial in the Rock Island courtroom. A Davenport detective testified about interviewing him after McVay returned, with Carrie Olson’s car, from his trip to Las Vegas.  Video of the interview was also presented in court. Another inve…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSemi rollover at I-80/I-74 in Illinois sends 2 to hospital

Semi rollover at I-80/I-74 in Illinois sends 2 to hospital

Colona, Ill. (KWQC) – Illinois State Police confirm a semi involved accident at the I-74 & I-80 intersection. The single vehicle accident happened on the I-80 eastbound on-ramp from I-74 around 6:17 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015. Two people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police think the driver of the semi was going too fast in the fog when the load inside the trailer shifted, which caused the semi to roll over. The Illinois State Police remind drivers to be extra careful when driving in dense fog. They say to slow down and use your headlights.

WQAD.com LogoDense Fog Advisory through 9am

Dense Fog Advisory through 9am

Visibilities have dropped to zero in many hometowns this morning. Allow a little extra time to get to your destination and don’t forget to flip on your headlights. The advisory is in effect through 9am when the visibilities are expected to improve. -Meteorologist Eric Sorensen …

Quad-City Times LogoAssumption details athletic complex plans

Assumption details athletic complex plans

Assumption High School has submitted Phase I plans for a new athletic complex to the city of Davenport for approval.

KWQC-TV6 LogoSemi rollover on I-80 near Bettendorf

Semi rollover on I-80 near Bettendorf

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – A semi rollover had traffic stopped on I-80 Sunday night. The accident happened around 7:45 p.m. between Middle Road and LeClaire, Iowa. Police say a semi started drifting off the road, when the driver over corrected causing the truck to roll over. The accident backed up traffic for miles, but no one was seriously hurt.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Quad-City Times LogoRemodeling delays opening of Ross' new location

Remodeling delays opening of Ross' new location

Regulars at Ross’ Restaurant will have to wait until mid-August before dining at the establishment’s new location on 53rd Avenue in Bettendorf, a family member said Friday.

Quad-City Times LogoDense fog with a chance of rain

Dense fog with a chance of rain

A good Monday to all. Dense fog early and a slight chance of showers are the weather highlights for today. Here's the weather details from the National Weather Service.

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Ickes: Malin's departure lacks clarity

It's a $310,000 payday for the self-proclaimed hired help.

Quad-City Times LogoLiving large in a small barn

Living large in a small barn

Starting out, Ryan and Kim Woodward didn't intend to live in the upstairs of a small barn.

Quad-Cities Online LogoNew England ramble features scary Vermonters and gorgeous Maine

New England ramble features scary Vermonters and gorgeous Maine

What's that, you say? You want to hear MORE about my recent East Coast vacation? Well, ouch, twist my arm, why don't you? OK, we left off last week in ... …

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Democrats move to end voter restrictions

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s call for an automatic national voter registration system has attracted predictable criticism ranging from doubts about the constitutionality of a federal standard to charges it’s a partisan ploy to help the Democrats.

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Letter: Tell Mercer County GOP to stop wasting money

The Illinois City/County Management Association lists 12 counties that have a county administrator.

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Letter: Why it's not easy being green in today's America

I hate the word green! Why do I hate the word green? Because green is no longer the name of a color, or a word that means it is OK to proceed. Green is now a description of your lifestyle.

Quad-Cities Online LogoWhere have all the Lions (Elks, etc.) gone?

Where have all the Lions (Elks, etc.) gone?

My home office is in what decades ago was the dressing room for the Toulon Independent Order of Odd Fellows, adjacent to the old IOOF lodge hall.

Quad-Cities Online LogoThe tradition continues

The tradition continues

COAL VALLEY -- The handshake is vice-like, the voice is firm and direct.

KWQC-TV6 LogoGroup wants more minorities hired as contractors

Group wants more minorities hired as contractors

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A group is coming together at Grace City Church to address challenges in the community. Many say they feel there are not enough minorities working specifically in the construction field. Organizers are calling the monthly meetings “Critical Mass.” “Critical because we believe the times we’re living in are of extreme emergency,” Rev. Dwight Ford said. He says they chose “mass” because religious people mostly make up the group. Yet the meetings are open to everyone, as a major objective is to get people in positions of power…

WQAD.com LogoMayor Gluba gearing up for Dock debate, fights to cut developer loose

Mayor Gluba gearing up for Dock debate, fights to cut developer loose

Davenport Mayor Gluba said on Sunday, he will do everything in his power to remove Todd Raufeisen from the Dock Renovation Project. The Dock Renovation Project has been in the works for two years. Todd Raufeisen, The Dock’s developer, has planned a three-story, $11.2 million dollar project that will include restaurant, retail, and office space. Mayor Gluba has always been against the project and said he’s concerned the City of Davenport “might become embroiled in a spider’s web or sticky fly paper situation that will only lead to more problems down the road if [the city] al…

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Loop bus continues schedule July 4

The Loop riverfront bus will provide regularly scheduled service on Saturday, July 4.

Quad-City Times LogoIowa American Water celebrates workplace safety

Iowa American Water celebrates workplace safety

Employees at Iowa American Water’s East River Station Treatment Facility have celebrated a milestone: Production and water-quality employees have worked five consecutive years without experien……

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5 soldiers, 11 civilians honored at retirement from Rock Island Arsenal

Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commanding general, thanked 11 civilians and five soldiers for their service to the nation during the Rock Island Arsenal quarterly award, retirement and re……

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June 2015 is the fourth-wettest on record

The rain that pummeled the Quad-City area Sunday helped make June 2015 the fourth-wettest in Quad-City history.

Quad-City Times LogoChippiannock shines light on flag

Chippiannock shines light on flag

The American flag has flown high and proud throughout war and peace, in sunshine and storms, and on Sunday, a group of patriotic Quad-Citians gathered to ensure the Old Glory at Chippiannock C……

Quad-City Times LogoNew owners hope Fyre Lake Golf Course heats up in Sherrard

New owners hope Fyre Lake Golf Course heats up in Sherrard

SHERRARD, Ill. — Larry Whitty and Mike Thoms will golf a little more now. The new owners of Fyre Lake Golf Course hope that golfers throughout the Quad-City region will, too, at the Jack Nickl……

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Golfers celebrate a new beginning at Fyre Lake Golf Course

Fyre Lake Golf Course in Sherrard, Illinois is getting revamped under some new ownership. The new owners held an open house Sunday, June 28, 2015 to show off the improvements being made. At the beginning of June, Larry Whitty, president of Happy Joe’s Pizza, and Mike Thoms, the former owner of Thom’s Proestler Company, purchased the golf course.  The previous owner, Todd Raufeisen, sold the course after battles with finances and liquor license discrepancies. The new owners told News 8 that they are struggling with getting golfers to come to the course because many think it is clos…

Quad-City Times LogoQuad-City Times Bix 7 or RAGBRAI? You tell us

Quad-City Times Bix 7 or RAGBRAI? You tell us

At the end of July, thousands of our readers will be lacing up their running shoes to run the Quad-City Times Bix 7 or getting on their bicycles to participate in RAGBRAI, the Register's Annua……

WQAD.com LogoMural dedicated to ‘Dress for Success Quad Cities’ unveiled in Davenport

Mural dedicated to ‘Dress for Success Quad Cities’ unveiled in Davenport

A mural aimed to inspire women was unveiled in Davenport, Iowa. The mural, dedicated to “Dress for Success Quad Cities” was unveiled Friday, June 26, 2015. “Dress for Success Quad Cities” is an organization that helps working women get the career clothing they need, but don’t always have the means to afford. “What “Dress for Success” tries to do is just help these women who already have great skill, have worked very hard to get out of poverty to change the circumstances of their lives… and they already have the potential,” said the or…

WQAD.com LogoExpect to see more cops on the road around 4th of July

Expect to see more cops on the road around 4th of July

No matter where your Independence Day celebrations take you, expect to see more police on the roads than normal. Several law enforcement agencies have announced increased enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday.  Police will be watching for impaired drivers as well as those who are not buckled up. Fourth of July weekend “is one of the deadliest on the nation’s roadways,” said the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS).  IDPS announced that from July 1 – 7, they plan to have extra officers on the roadways watching for impaired drivers. A statement from Rock Island …

KWQC-TV6 LogoCity, Raufeisen debate on Dock Project

City, Raufeisen debate on Dock Project

  DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)- Developer Todd Raufeisen says remediation on the environmental issues with the dock will start Monday. That means cleaning out the asbestos inside and making it safe for demolition. But Mayor Bill Gluba says he hasn’t filled contractual obligations. The agreement says the dock needed to be demolished by June 30th. Raufeisen says the environmental details will take 3-4 weeks and demolition will follow. Gluba says remediation isn’t the same as demolition and wants the city to “cut Raufeisen loose” and find a different developer. He says the …

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Jennifer Ewoldt: Rain makes watching the radar a pastime

Frustrating week. Ongoing rain has hindered any progress on the hay and silage fronts.

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Vigil to honor lives lost in Charleston

Calling all pastors, choirs, worship groups and community members.

Quad-City Times LogoBix exhibit celebrates jazz legend's German heritage

Bix exhibit celebrates jazz legend's German heritage

Kelly Lao said despite many books and articles written about Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, the famed Davenport jazz legend remains somewhat of a mystery to many.

Quad-City Times LogoWho's in the news? Dr. K. John Hartman

Who's in the news? Dr. K. John Hartman

Dr. K. John Hartman of Davenport, a general surgeon with Davenport Surgical Group, has been installed as the 166th president of the Iowa Medical Society.

WQAD.com LogoFate of Greek banks hangs in the balance

Fate of Greek banks hangs in the balance

LONDON (CNNMoney) — Europe’s central bankers are facing one of the biggest crises in the history of the euro: How to keep Greece’s financial system from collapsing in panic. The European Central Bank said Sunday it would provide no new emergency support to Greek banks after bailout talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed Saturday. Instead, the ECB said it would keep funding at recent levels, but that might not be enough. It was forced to act because without a bailout in place, Greece is heading for default and may have to leave the euro. In the ECB statement, Gree…

WQAD.com LogoSpaceX rocket explodes after launch

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

 Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch. SpaceX said that an “anomaly” had caused the spaceship, named Dragon, to fail and was investigating. NASA is set to hold a press conference later Sunday. “It is not clear what happened,” NASA said initially. “The vehicle has broken up.” SpaceX — which is headed by Musk — has made seven trips to the ISS under a contract the company has with NASA. It is the fir…

WQAD.com LogoIllinois man captured after he allegedly shot at state trooper

Illinois man captured after he allegedly shot at state trooper

A man accused of shooting at an officer during a traffic stop has been captured and charged with attempted first-degree murder. Gregory K. Nelson, age 52, was on the run for several days after Illinois State Police said he shot at a State Trooper on June 23, 2015. Nelson had been pulled over on the I-255 northbound entrance ramp in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Trooper, suspecting Nelson was intoxicated, asked him to get out of his car for sobriety tests. “At some point, while Nelson was outside of the vehicle, he pulled out a gun and fired at the trooper,” said a statement from …

WQAD.com LogoFire breaks out in unoccupied Burlington home overnight

Fire breaks out in unoccupied Burlington home overnight

An overnight fire broke out in a Burlington house when nobody was home. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, according to Fire Marshal Mark Crooks. Police officers arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the front door and windows.  When firefighters arrived a few minutes later, they figured out that the fire was coming from the kitchen area and put it out.  Crews were on scene until about 4:30 a.m. There was nobody inside the wood-framed home in the 1200 block of South 10th Street when the fire occurred. Crooks said the property owners had not yet been identi…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa doctor fined, banned from treating chronic pain

Iowa doctor fined, banned from treating chronic pain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa regulators have fined a Chariton doctor $3,000 and banned him from treating patients with chronic pain following allegations that he over-prescribed painkillers. The Des Moines Register reports that the allegations stem from Dr. David Marcowitz’s former practice in Moline, Illinois. Marcowitz has also practiced in Chariton in south-central Iowa since 2012. Iowa Board of Medicine documents released Friday say Marcowitz failed to report that that he surrendered his Illinois license in 2013 after officials there found that he over-prescribed addictive pain…

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

WQAD.com LogoSevere storms possible throughout today

Severe storms possible throughout today

Scattered showers and storms will last throughout the afternoon and evening hours.  We could see a few isolated storms turn severe during the afternoon. The main threats will be heavy downpour, damaging wind, large hail and possible tornado. We will see a break in the wet weather late tonight lasting into Monday morning. The dry conditions won’t last very long though. Scattered showers and storms move back in during the afternoon hours and continue as we move through the evening. Our next dry day along with our warmest day of the week will be Tuesday. This is when the sunshine and low 8…

Quad-City Times LogoArea firewoks, parades

Area firewoks, parades

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Let Hamilton, other Founding Fathers be

CHICAGO -- We should have left the historical figures on our money alone. Let Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fathers on our currency rest in peace.

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What pope got wrong on climate change

The Vatican’s new papal encyclical on the environment is a highly political discussion of the theology of the environment.

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Answer pope's call; be good stewards of land

In previous columns, I have expressed respect for and admiration of Pope Francis, a deeply conscientious person who lives a simple life. His recent encyclical on environmental concerns has further increased my respect for and admiration of him.

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Like our bodies, unless we take care of it, our planet will die

If reading about creepy-crawlies makes you uncomfortable, stop right here. (I hate to lose a single reader, but honesty is this newspaper’s policy.)…

Quad-Cities Online LogoWorld's entertainers? John Greenwood has shot them all

World's entertainers? John Greenwood has shot them all

Editor's note: Many of John Greenwood's great entertainer photos can be seen in this slide show done in 2013 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the i Wireless Center: https://youtu.be/SphbS53yVhg…





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