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Saturday, August 29th, 2015

WQAD.com LogoGroup walk aims to bring awareness to overdose issues in the State of Iowa

Group walk aims to bring awareness to overdose issues in the State of Iowa

More than 100 people gathered for a walk aimed at bringing attention to overdoses in Iowa and to fight for the use of Naloxone. Naloxone, known as an opiate antagonist, is a narcotic drug that can reverse the affects of other narcotics, like one that would cause an overdose, according to the Harm Reduction Coalition.  The group, representing Quad Cities Harm Reduction, walked from Lafayette Park in Davenport, Iowa to Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. President of QC Harm Reduction, Kim Brown, R.N., said the reason they picked that route was symbolic to the fact that the State of Illinois allows…

KWQC-TV6 LogoTwo Galesburg High School students die in morning crash

Two Galesburg High School students die in morning crash

Galesburg, Ill. (KWQC) – Two students from Galesburg High School are dead today after an early morning crash. Police said the call came in just after 6:30 this morning. Police believe 17 year old, Kalee Pringle was driving northbound on West Lake Storey Road, when her vehicle failed to negotiate a turn. The car ended up in a ditch and hit a tree. Police said when they arrived on the scene driver, Pringle, and 15-year-old passenger Kylie Allen were already deceased. Galesburg High School has counselors, social workers and pastors available for students and staff at the school until 4 p…

WQAD.com LogoWhere to find Labor Day events in the Quad Cities

Where to find Labor Day events in the Quad Cities

East Moline Labor Day Parade – 32nd annual parade, Monday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.  Parade travels west on 15th Ave. from 13th St. to 3rd Street.  “Salute to Labor Chicken Fry” picnic at Illiniwek Park follows parade from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Picnic tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Click here to see a map of the East Moline parade route Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow – Sept. 5 – 7 at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island.  Since 1940 this celebration honors the return of the Sauk people from Oklahoma and the Meswaki people from Iowa to t…

WQAD.com LogoTwo Galesburg teens killed in crash northwest of Lake Storey

Two Galesburg teens killed in crash northwest of Lake Storey

Two Galesburg High School students were killed in a crash northwest of Lake Storey in Galesburg, Illinois, police said. According to a statement from the Galesburg Police Department, a vehicle, driven by 17-year-old Kalee N. Pringle, had crashed into a ditch and struck a tree. Police said when they arrived, both Pringle and the passenger, 15-year-old Kylie J. Allen, were found deceased. Police said they were called to the scene near Valley View Road and West Lake Storey Road around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015, though the crash likely happened several hours earlier. The vehicle was foun…

WQAD.com LogoDeath of pet dog found in East Dubuque family’s yard considered ‘suspicious’

Death of pet dog found in East Dubuque family’s yard considered ‘suspicious’

A Jo Daviess County family is continuing to look for answers after they found their dog dead in their yard. Initially, when the dog was found, police said it was believed to have been shot.  After an animal autopsy, it was found that the dog was not shot, according to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. The dog, a 12-pound Pekingese, had been let outside into the family’s East Dubuque, Illinois yard around 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 and it was found dead about two hours later.  A spokesperson from the sheriff’s office said the death of the dog seemed “suspi…

WQAD.com LogoHow to learn about investing…by watching Netflix

How to learn about investing…by watching Netflix

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Too many Americans think of the stock market as the “final frontier” — something worthy of a Star Trek episode. After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it’s easier than you might think to “boldly go” where many others like famed investor Warren Buffett have gone before. There are a lot of ways to learn about stocks, bonds, hedge funds, real estate and more. Many start by reading Buffett’s annual letters (he’s written 50 of them now)…

KWQC-TV6 LogoPeople across Gulf Coast to commemorate 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

People across Gulf Coast to commemorate 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – People across the Gulf Coast are planning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with somber remembrances of those lost and uplifting celebrations of the region’s recovery. Ten years ago today Katrina made landfall. The hurricane’s force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths across the region and roughly $151 billion in damage. In Mississippi, churches will ring their bells to remember when the storm made landfall. And Biloxi’s MGM Park will hold a memorial service and concert. In New Orleans officials will lay wreath…

WQAD.com LogoWarmer and drier weather to end the weekend

Warmer and drier weather to end the weekend

Showers will be the story this morning, breaking up as we head into afternoon hours. Clouds will being to break up throughout the day as well, leaving us with partly cloudy skies by evening. Daytime highs today will be the sitting in the upper 70s to low 80s. Sunshine and warmer temperatures will be the story to end your weekend. Summer like weather returns next week, allowing the 90s to move back into the picture. Have a great weekend! Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard  …

Friday, August 28th, 2015

WQAD.com LogoSterling Newman wins battle of state ranked teams

Sterling Newman wins battle of state ranked teams

For the second straight year Sterling Newman goes to Rockridge and gets the win.

KWQC-TV6 LogoHighlight Zone: “My Name Is”

Highlight Zone: “My Name Is”

The high school football season is finally here. We have all your highlights and scores from Week 1 on the Highlight Zone. You can watch them in the videos above. Here are some of the highlights from this week: Newman head coach Mike Poppocia tried to win his 300th game for the Comets. Plus, we’ve got some big rivalry games for you including Pleasant Valley vs. North Scott and Assumption vs. Bettendorf. And of course, our Spotlight Six game – Sterling vs. Rock Falls. Be sure to tune in for Week 2 next Friday at 10:00 p.m.

WQAD.com LogoMediapolis starts season with win

Mediapolis starts season with win

Mediapolis wins after long bus ride to camanche.

WQAD.com LogoMuskies top Hempstead in Opener

Muskies top Hempstead in Opener

Muscatine wins Week 1 over Hempstead…

WQAD.com LogoMonmouth United gets road win

Monmouth United gets road win

United wins by 16 over A-Town.

WQAD.com LogoMoline falls to Joliet West

Moline falls to Joliet West

Moline falls in home opener  …

WQAD.com LogoDavenport Central beats Burlington

Davenport Central beats Burlington

Ben Sacco leads the Blue Devils to opening week win.

WQAD.com LogoDurant falls in Home Opener

Durant falls in Home Opener

Durant falls at home to Mid Prairie  …

WQAD.com LogoClinton starts season with victory over Central DeWitt

Clinton starts season with victory over Central DeWitt

Clinton’s new coach gets first win.

WQAD.com LogoAlleman rolls past Lake Forest Academy

Alleman rolls past Lake Forest Academy

Alleman Pioneers with big opening night win, 44-22…

WQAD.com LogoBettendorf beats rival Assumption

Bettendorf beats rival Assumption

Bulldogs open season with a home win.

WQAD.com LogoL-P spoils UT’s home opener

L-P spoils UT’s home opener

UT Panthers fall to LaSalle-Peru…

WQAD.com LogoPleasant Valley opens with road win

Pleasant Valley opens with road win

Pleasant Valley scores win over North Scott  …

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg falls in close one to Dunlap

Galesburg falls in close one to Dunlap

Silver Streaks drop their home opener, 17-14…

WQAD.com LogoStark County beats Knoxville

Stark County beats Knoxville

Stark County wins by 40.

WQAD.com LogoMercer County Falls to Elmwood-Brimfield

Mercer County Falls to Elmwood-Brimfield

Mercer County drops opener.

WQAD.com LogoOrion Tops Rival Sherrard

Orion Tops Rival Sherrard

The Chargers top Sherrard, 63-13.

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo scores 62 in opening win

Geneseo scores 62 in opening win

Geneseo wins big in week 1.

WQAD.com LogoErie-P’Town wins opener at BV

Erie-P’Town wins opener at BV

Panthers open up the season with a win over Bureau Valley…

WQAD.com LogoSterling beats Rival Rock Falls

Sterling beats Rival Rock Falls

Sterling plays Rival Rock Falls and opens with a big win.    …

WQAD.com LogoHall tops Fulton

Hall tops Fulton

Steamers drop home opener to Hall…

WQAD.com LogoKewanee wins thriller over Morrison

Kewanee wins thriller over Morrison

Kewanee wins over Morrison, 27-26…

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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to Sherrard schools for resolving the district’s ongoing, embarrassing and expensive dispute over a former student’s service dog. School Board President Leslie Anderson said, “The settlement is not an admission of guilt by the school district. This is an economic decision... The district is hopeful that all parties will move forward in a positive direction.”…

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Why be skeptical about training female Rangers?

Now that we have two female graduates from the United States Army Ranger School, I find that I am somewhat skeptical (unconvinced but trying to have an open mind) on the wisdom of sending women through the school.

Quad-Cities Online LogoSo much lost when historic riverboats are scrapped

So much lost when historic riverboats are scrapped

We have already lost three national treasures in the form of riverboats. And we may be in danger of losing a fourth.

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Winter is coming, but for now, it can wait

A friend of mine recently said that it seemed like I’d had a good summer, and I did, but the word had made me sad. Like most Midwesterners who endure brutal winters, I never want summer to end.

KWQC-TV6 LogoA look back at the Lodge during its temporary closure

A look back at the Lodge during its temporary closure

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – The future is uncertain for an iconic business that has been part of the QCA for decades. The Lodge Hotel and Conference Center officially closed on Friday, and officials say it will stay that way for several weeks for preparations of the sale and redevelopment of the property. Although violations that inspectors identified earlier this year were addressed this summer, the general manager of the Lodge says several mechanical improvements still need to be done. KWQC looked into records and discovered that no permits have actually been filed for renovations at t…

KWQC-TV6 LogoBlue Grass police try to address problems in popular park

Blue Grass police try to address problems in popular park

BLUE GRASS, Iowa. (KWQC) – One area police department is putting out a call to action for families to help keep a local park clean and safe. Blue Grass police say there’s been an increase of vandalism and criminal mischief recently and it could have them looking into additional means of enforcement there. “I’m going to call it respect. They don’t have respect for the stuff that is out here,” said Blue Grass Police Chief John Jensen. There have been park benches bent, picnic tables busted, even porta potties knocked over in the past. There are also profanit…

KWQC-TV6 LogoCrews respond to garage fire in Silvis

Crews respond to garage fire in Silvis

SILVIS, Ill. (KWQC) — Multiple fire crews responded to a garage fire in the 1400 block of 5th Avenue in Silvis tonight. Assistant Fire Chief Steven Bein says the call came in around 5:28. He tells us the garage was fully involved when crews arrived on scene, but no one was home at the time. He says one firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precaution, after stepping on a live wire. The investigation into the cause of the fire is on-going. Bein tells us Silvis, East Moline, Hampton, Carbon Cliff, Barstow, Colona, and Moline 5th Alarmers all responded to the scene.

WQAD.com LogoCrews battle blaze at Silvis, Illinois home

Crews battle blaze at Silvis, Illinois home

Homeowners were on vacation when their Silvis, Illinois home broke out into flames. The Silvis Fire Chief, who lives near the home, said he noticed that it was engulfed in flames, Friday, August 28, 2015.  The fire seemed to have started in the garage and spread to the house. A firefighter who was helping to battle the blaze had to be sent to the hospital after stepping on a live wire, according to the Chief. The home reportedly was not a total loss.

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KWQC-TV6 LogoParalyzed Princeton, IA farmer keeps moving forward

Paralyzed Princeton, IA farmer keeps moving forward

PRINCETON, Iowa (KWQC) – The last time we saw Norman Sawyer at his home and cattle ranch was over two years ago. “Getting metal put in my neck and vertebrae screwed together and everything,” he said during an interview back in 2013. “I’m still trying to adjust and I probably always will be.” He suffered a severe spinal cord injury after being thrown from his 4-wheeler doing chores out on the pasture back in April 2012. That accident hasn’t taken Norman too far away from the farm and the land he grew up on. Today, we checked in with Norman to see how …

KWQC-TV6 LogoDog shot by neighbor, Charlotte, Iowa family says

Dog shot by neighbor, Charlotte, Iowa family says

CHARLOTTE, Iowa (KWQC) – A family says their dog was shot in the face Thursday morning in Charlotte, Iowa by a neighbor. “I called off work yesterday to take care of him. I will do anything for him,” says Judd LeBarr. He woke up Thursday morning finding his two-year-old dog Chase shot in the face. It was a routine day that early Thursday morning. Judd’s dad, David LaBarr woke up and let Chase out the door. The family says Chase normally stays within the yard, but Thursday he wandered further. David said, “I heard boom, heard a shotgun.” “I ran around front yelling his name and …

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Man dies following accident in LeClaire

LeClaire police and the Iowa State Patrol are trying to determine why a 21-year-old Davenport man got out of a moving vehicle, causing him fatal injuries Thursday.

WQAD.com LogoUniversity of Illinois head coach dismissed amid mistreatment allegations

University of Illinois head coach dismissed amid mistreatment allegations

Just a week away from the start of the season, Tim Beckman was dismissed as the University of Illinois’ head football coach. The athletics director said the dismissal was for the health and safety of the players. From a review of allegations involving school’s football program, athletic director Mike Thomas said players weren’t getting appropriate medical treatment.  Thomas said the athletes were pressured to avoid or postpone medical treatment and to keep playing even if they were injured. Thomas said after getting the preliminary information from the review, he has &#…

Quad-City Times LogoLodge guests forced to leave hotel

Lodge guests forced to leave hotel

For the past four months, Kathy O’Bryan and her family called The Lodge Hotel & Conference Center home.

WQAD.com LogoFDA: Some type 2 diabetes meds can cause severe join pain

FDA: Some type 2 diabetes meds can cause severe join pain

Four type 2 diabetes medications may be causing joint pain, warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An announcement from the FDA said that a new Warning and Precaution has been added to the labels of the following medicines: sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin.  That warning, issued Friday, August 28, 2015, is for dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Patients on these medications experienced symptoms anywhere from one day to years after they started taking them. The FDA said patients who are taking their DPP-4 inhibitor medicine should continue taking it, but …

WQAD.com LogoStudio 8 features blues rock band ‘Blind Smoking Monkeys’

Studio 8 features blues rock band ‘Blind Smoking Monkeys’

Who we are: Blind Smoking Monkeys What our music is:  Delta Blues / Blues Rock What sets our music apart from the rest:  “ We stick to the Mississippi Delta Blues feel instead of mainstream Chicago Blues that this region is familiar with. We’re a fresh sound for everyone that has come across our path.” Check out the Blind Smoking Monkeys upcoming events — click here. See other Studio 8 featured bands — click here.  **If you would like to be a Weekly Featured Local Artist/Band on WQAD Studio 8, please complete the Featured Band Contact Form — click here.  Also ha…

KWQC-TV6 LogoQuad City unemployment rate lowest since 2008

Quad City unemployment rate lowest since 2008

CHICAGO, Ill (KWQC) – The Quad City unemployment rate fell last month to 5.1 percent. That compares to 6.3 percent in July of 2014. The last time it was that low was in 2008, when the jobless rate in the metro was 4.9 percent. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports that employers in the Quad City metro (Mercer, Henry, Rock Island and Scott Counties) advertised for over 7,100 jobs with 86 percent of them for full-time positions. The most job gains were found in hospitality, retail and transportation/warehousing sectors. Job losses were seen in local manufacturing and gover…

KWQC-TV6 LogoJo Daviess County Sheriff’s inquiring about suspicious dog death

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s inquiring about suspicious dog death

EAST DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWQC) – The death of a family pet is being called into question in Jo Daviess County. A necropsy performed on a family dog from Michelle Court in rural East Dubuque revealed that the dog was not shot but the Sheriff’s Office is considering the death of the dog suspicious. The dog, a six-year-old 12 pound Pekingese, was let out by the family at 5 a.m. and found deceased at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18th. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Dubuque/Jo Daviess Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or the Jo Daviess County Sheriff…

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KWQC-TV6 LogoAsbestos work begins at former Dock restaurant in Davenport

Asbestos work begins at former Dock restaurant in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A company will come in to clear asbestos at the Dock site to begin the demolition process of the riverfront property. The total cost of the demolition is begin measured at $150,000. Holst Trucking and Excavating Inc., out of LeClaire, will demolish the building while Environmental Management Services of Iowa will handle asbestos removal. Aldermen approved the demolition at the July 22 meeting. Previously, the City Council terminated it’s deal with Todd Raufeisen.

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KWQC-TV6 LogoFormer Iowa lawmaker, tax opponent, David Stanley dies

Former Iowa lawmaker, tax opponent, David Stanley dies

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) –  Iowa’s political leaders are remembering a man known for his fight for fairness. David Stanley of Muscaine has died. He was an Iowa lawmaker in the 60s and 70s, and head  of the group, Iowans for Tax Relief. U. S. Senator Charles Grassley (R) Iowa, says Stanley dedicated himself to reducing taxes for Iowans. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says Stanley was an effective leader in the Iowa Legislature. David Stanley was 86-years-old.

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Man killed in farm accident identified Friday

The Clinton County Sheriff's Department Friday morning released the name of a man who died Thursday in a tractor rollover accident in rural Lost Nation.

WQAD.com LogoHurricane Katrina survivor and Red Cross worker recall storm’s wrath

Hurricane Katrina survivor and Red Cross worker recall storm’s wrath

From the costume shop at Augustana College, Ellen Dixon creates fantasies. But the wall of water called Hurricane Katrina is bitter reality. “Each lap just literally cleared off whatever was in its path,” she recalled. That included much of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  She lived there for 14 years. “Every tree was decorated like a Christmas tree,” she said.  “I’m talking 40 feet up, with clothing, plastic bags.” Friday marks a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. More than 1,800 people died in the hurricane and aftermath. It became …

WQAD.com LogoShowers moving in…drier weekend…summer heat next week

Showers moving in…drier weekend…summer heat next week

Gray skies blanketed the area today and thus kept temperatures at bay with daytime highs struggling to even reach 70 degrees.  Fortunately, these clouds have remained dry this morning and will continue to do so for the rest of the afternoon with the exception of towns more west of the river. System slowly moving in from the west will allow these clouds to thicken and lower this evening  carrying some showers in the process.  Make sure you have the umbrella close by if your heading out to that favorite high school football game tonight because it will get quite soggy in spots especially for …

Quad-City Times LogoTea and apple pies

Tea and apple pies

When our friend first moved to our home town it was a culture shock. Raised on the slick windy streets of Chicago, he had mastered the ways of the urban jungle, but this experience had done li……

KWQC-TV6 LogoMan dies in tractor rollover near Lost Nation

Man dies in tractor rollover near Lost Nation

LOST NATION, Iowa (KWQC) – The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who died in a tractor rollover near Lost Nation, Iowa. Emergency crews were called to 167th Street and 125th Avenue on Aug. 27 around 4:15 p.m.  A family member found 93-year-old Arthur Brinkman and his vintage tractor in a ditch after going to check on him. According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Brinkman had been mowing the top of a berm in a farm field when it appears he started backing up the 1940s Allis Chalmers tractor and the rear wheel dropped off the edge. The tra…

KWQC-TV6 LogoUniversity of Illinois fires head football coach Tim Beckman

University of Illinois fires head football coach Tim Beckman

WATCH LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – University of Illinois’ head football coach Tim Beckman was dismissed Friday following allegations of player mistreatment. The news comes just one week before the beginning of the team’s season. University of Illinois Athletics Director Mike Thomas said the move was “in the best interests of student-athletes.” “The preliminary information external reviewers shared with me does not reflect our values or our commitment to the welfare of our student-athletes, and I’ve chosen to act accordingly,” Thomas said in …

KWQC-TV6 LogoMuscatine man sentenced on cocaine distribution charges

Muscatine man sentenced on cocaine distribution charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) Pedro Cabrera Lopez Jr. was sentenced on a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The 39 year old man from Muscatine, Iowa was sentenced to 120 months in prison. Lopez was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following his imprisonment. According to United States Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt beginning June 2006 and continuing into July 2007 Lopez and his co-conspirators distributed large amounts of cocaine to people in Muscatine. Klinefeldt says more than 2 kilograms were distributed. After Lopez was indicted he went to Mexico for ab…

WQAD.com LogoMuscatine man gets 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine

Muscatine man gets 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine

A Muscatine man was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to deal cocaine in that city. Pedro Cabrera Lopez Jr., also known as Pedro Lopez Cabrera Jr., was indicted for being involved in a group dealing “large amounts of cocaine” in Muscatine in 2006 and 2007. More than two kilograms of cocaine was involved in the conspiracy, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt. Prosecutors said Cabrera Lopez went to Mexico for about seven years after he was indicted, but was extradited back to Iowa after he was arrested in Texas in November 2014.

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice looking for wanted man in Galesburg

Police looking for wanted man in Galesburg

GALESBURG, Illinois (KWQC) – A warrant has been issued for 25 year old Robert C. Binder. According to the Galesburg Police Department Binder is wanted for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a child, Sexual Exploitation of Child and Indecent Solicitation of Child. Any information to help apprehend Robert Binder should be forwarded to the Galesburg Police Department at (309)-343-9151, the Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers (309)-344-0044 or text a tip to 274637 type GALESBURG and your tip or message.

KWQC-TV6 LogoMan killed after he exits moving vehicle in LeClaire

Man killed after he exits moving vehicle in LeClaire

LECLAIRE, Iowa (KWQC) – Zachary Westerhof was killed after he exited a moving vehicle in LeClaire. The LeClaire Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 100 block of S. 8th Street Thursday (August 27). When officers arrived on scene they provided medical attention to Zachary Westerhof. He was unresponsive when officers arrived. Police say the vehicle Westerhof was traveling in was northbound on 8th Street when for an unknown reason he exited the vehicle. Westerhof was transported by Medic EMS and later died from his injuries. The accident remains under investigation.  …

WQAD.com LogoChief editor’s son adds extra energy to the forecast

Chief editor’s son adds extra energy to the forecast

This morning on News 8 at 11am Kelsey got a little help with the forecast. Chief editor’s son, Oliver, joined in on the fun. You might get a little dizzy from watching this video, he had enough energy for the entire studio! …

WQAD.com LogoUniversity encouraging students to use gender-neutral pronouns like ‘ze’ and ‘zirs’

University encouraging students to use gender-neutral pronouns like ‘ze’ and ‘zirs’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee is encouraging students to use gender-neutral pronouns to help students feel more welcome as classes begin this month. The pronouns include ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, and xyr. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website. “One way to do that is to use a student’s chosen name and their correct pronouns.” The goal is to create a more inclusive campus…

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Showers, thunderstorms likely with a high near 73

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

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg man wanted for alleged sex crimes against a child

Galesburg man wanted for alleged sex crimes against a child

Police asked for help from the public to find a 25-year-old man accused of sex crimes against a child. A warrant was issued for Robert Binder after he was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and indecent solicitation of a child, according to a statement from the Galesburg, Illinois Police Department. Anyone with information about Binder should contact Galesburg Police at 309-343-0151, Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers at 309-344-0044 or text a tip to 274637 and type GALESBURG followed by your tip or message.

KWQC-TV6 LogoTMK IPSCO is closing its plant in Camanche, Iowa

TMK IPSCO is closing its plant in Camanche, Iowa

CAMANCHE, IA — KWQC has confirmed that TMK IPSCO is closing its plant in Camanche, Iowa on September 29th. The plant makes steel pipes used for drilling. Falling prices for oil and natural gas have led to less demand for the company’s products. A company spokesman, Roger Bentley, says the plant closure is considered temporary, but 43 workers are getting permanent layoff notices. He says they hope to open again in the future. Trouble at the plant started over a year ago and this will be the third layoff.

WQAD.com LogoCEO of Ashley Madison stepping down after hack that impacted 37 million customers

CEO of Ashley Madison stepping down after hack that impacted 37 million customers

NEW YORK — Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media, is stepping down in the wake of hack that left 37 million customers and their personal information exposed. Get more coverage of the Ashley Madison hack – click here. Avid Life Media issued a statement on Friday, August 28, 2015: “Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) and is no longer with the company. Until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team…

WQAD.com LogoHow a 15-year-old changed his life, lost 165 pounds in one year

How a 15-year-old changed his life, lost 165 pounds in one year

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, but didn’t run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends. But he knew that he was not living the life of most teenagers. He didn’t go swimming or sleep at friends’ houses. He wouldn’t get on rides at the fair, feeling self-conscious and afraid that he wouldn’t fit. On his own, he knew he had to make a change. “I educated myself on the healthy…

WQAD.com LogoCouple treats their wedding guests to marijuana samples

Couple treats their wedding guests to marijuana samples

WEST LINN, Ore. — Guests attending John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s August 8 wedding were surprised to find a familiar, pungent aroma coming from one of the tents—marijuana. The happy couple had set up a smoke tent with an open bar and 13 different strains of marijuana for guests to sample with the help of a budtender, according to reports. Guests were thrilled. According to Elledge, “The oldest person in the tent was an 81-year-old woman who hadn’t smoked weed since the ‘60s. She loved it.” Perhaps the wedding treat wasn’t that surprising given that Elledge wor…

Quad-City Times LogoReady, set, school. Muscatine 6th and 9th graders start classes

Ready, set, school. Muscatine 6th and 9th graders start classes

MUSCATINE, Iowa — It was a mix of emotions for the sixth graders arriving for their first day of classes at Central Middle School Friday morning.

WQAD.com LogoCalif. man bitten while taking selfie with rattlesnake

Calif. man bitten while taking selfie with rattlesnake

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — A California man could lose his hand after he was taking selfies with a rattlesnake and it bit him, family members said. Alex Gomez decided to pick up the four-foot-long snake after he found it behind his home on Monday, August 24, 2015.  The 36-year-old man held the snake and even wrapped it around his neck in photographs provided to KTLA. At some point after the photos were taken, the rattlesnake attacked Gomez, biting him on the hand. “I was terrified and I said ‘What a fool, stupid, you could die,'” his mother Debra Gomez said. Alex Gomez …

WQAD.com LogoMan dies after getting out of a moving car in LeClaire

Man dies after getting out of a moving car in LeClaire

Police were trying to determine what motivated a man to leave a vehicle while it was still moving on a street in LeClaire, Iowa. Zachary Westerhof was found unresponsive in the street in the 100 block of South 8th Street, near Hope Church, Thursday evening, August 27, 2015, according to a statement from LeClaire Police Chief Shane Themas. “It was determined the vehicle Westerhof was traveling in was northbound on 8th Street when, for an unknown reason, he exited the vehicle,” Themas said. Witnesses said Westerhof was arguing with his girlfriend, who was driving the car, when he su…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSnowstar appoints new General Manager in Andalusia

Snowstar appoints new General Manager in Andalusia

ANDALUSIA, Illinois (KWQC) – Snowstar Winter Park announced its new General Manager Dan McCanna. The Board of Directors officially announced Friday the appointment of Dan McCanna as the General Manager beginning immediately. Snowstar Corporation President Tom Rexroth says, “We are extremely pleased and thrilled to announce that Dan is becoming our new GM.” McCanna previously served as Snowstar’s Food & Beverage Manager for over 9 years. He will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the business, park, staff and facilities. McCanna replaces long…

WQAD.com LogoJennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer dance on Billy Joel’s piano at Wrigley Field concert

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer dance on Billy Joel’s piano at Wrigley Field concert

CHICAGO — Billy Joel fans got a big surprise Thursday night at his Wrigley Field concert. Amy Schumer and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence joined Billy Joel on stage and danced barefoot on top of his grand piano during the classic hit, “Uptown Girl.” Uptown girls pic.twitter.com/zBY0q1wVB1 — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 28, 2015 It’s a song that’s used in Schumer’s summer hit movie, “Trainwreck.” The two rehearsed their routine with Billy in an empty Wrigley Field before the concert. Jennifer Lawrence with @kyledunnigan & @amyschume…

KWQC-TV6 LogoBettendorfs’ Lodge Hotel closes temporarily

Bettendorfs’ Lodge Hotel closes temporarily

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) The Lodge Hotel in Bettendorf closes its doors Friday, at least, temporarily. In preparation for the immanent sale and redevelopment of the Lodge, the hotel will be closing for several weeks starting Friday, August 28th. The Lodge was built over 40 years ago, and according to General Manager Ray Stoddard needs several mechanical improvements that cannot be completed while open. In May Bettendorf fire and building inspectors found 222 code violations at The Lodge Hotel.  As of July 22, the most serious violations that fell under ‘life safety’ had been addres…

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Donations needed for Simon Estes concert in Wapello

WAPELLO, Iowa — Organizers presenting a free concert by opera legend Simon Estes in Wapello next month are making the last push to reach their fundraising goal.

WQAD.com LogoGenesis Healthy Heart Kitchen: Waffles/Pancakes

Genesis Healthy Heart Kitchen: Waffles/Pancakes

Thinking outside the box!   Chef Toby from Woodfire Grill and Genesis spokesperson Ken Croken share ideas for a healthy and fun twist for plain old waffles/pancakes.  …

KWQC-TV6 LogoMusic and ribs combine to create River Roots Live this weekend

Music and ribs combine to create River Roots Live this weekend

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC)- Country artist Kacey Musgraves will headline River Roots Live Saturday night, bands will play Friday night and all day Saturday. New this year, Daytrotter has teamed up with Ragged Records to bring shows to the second floor of the Davenport Freight House, tickets are $10 in advance. Tickets for River Roots will be $15 at the door. More information here.

WQAD.com LogoNorth Scott Showcased on GMQC Pep Rally

North Scott Showcased on GMQC Pep Rally

The first ever Good Morning Quad Cities Pep Rally was at North Scott High School on Friday, August 28, 2015. Every week throughout the high school football season, we are showing off one of the high schools in the Quad City area, previewing their game that night! North Scott set the bar high in Week number one. They take on Pleasant Valley Friday. Who will it be in week number two? Let us know by recording a video, showing your school spirit and posting it to our WQAD Facebook Page. …

Quad-City Times LogoA look at the 2015 Quad-City Mallards offseason

A look at the 2015 Quad-City Mallards offseason

We're 50 days away from the start of another Quad-City Mallards hockey season and with less than two months remaining, it's time to look at the moves head coach and general manager Terry Rusko……

Quad-City Times LogoLodge Hotel to close Friday

Lodge Hotel to close Friday

After decades of serving visitors to the Quad-Cities, the Lodge Hotel & Conference Center will be closing on Friday, Bettendorf city officials and hotel representatives confirmed Thursday.

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Quad-City Times LogoAmana Care walk-in clinic opens  in west Davenport

Amana Care walk-in clinic opens in west Davenport

Nobody who ever got a driver's license at the former Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle's office in the Kimberly West Shopping Center would recognize the place these days.

Quad-City Times LogoForums set on J.B. Young closing

Forums set on J.B. Young closing

The Davenport Community School District will hold two public forums next month to hear feedback on Superintendent Art Tate’s recommendation to close J.B. Young K-8 School at the end of the 201……

WQAD.com LogoFew showers during Friday night football

Few showers during Friday night football

As we head throughout the day today, we will left with mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will be a little warmer than yesterday, moving things up into the upper 70s. Overnight lows will drop into the mid-60s, leaving us with a mild night. Despite the clouds, dry conditions are we will experience for majority of the day.  As we move into the afternoon and early evening hours, we could see a few isolated showers. Areas north of highway 30 could see between 1-2 inches, while the remaining areas seeing closer to half an inch. The main system will not be moving in until the early morning hours t…

WQAD.com LogoFalcons snap long losing streak with opening night win

Falcons snap long losing streak with opening night win

Dot Combs accounted for all 16 Falcon points as West edges city rival North 16-14.

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Volcanic Trump buries chance for GOP president

Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney.

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Letter: The government means us, so let's focus on helping others

On Aug. 21 the Associated Press reported a nonpartisan poll indicating that a strong majority (72-86 percent) of Americans want the U.S. government to take steps to curb the rapidly rising costs of prescription drugs. At the same time, we hear many people, and especially many politicians, say we should get the government out of health care, that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, etc.

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Carter cancer warning? Don't bake your DNA

CHICAGO -- Former President Jimmy Carter got me to schedule a doctor's appointment and buy sunscreen.

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Letter: Redirect Planned Parenthood dollars to health departments

I read Saturday, that the Rock Island County Health Department is facing a financial crisis. I and my family had to use this group back in the 80s due to six years of long-term layoff. We were treated fairly and without hassle and were taken care of.

KWQC-TV6 LogoFour of 13 local businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

Four of 13 local businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – Muscatine police are cracking down on underage drinking. They’re putting local businesses to the test by sending in minors to purchase alcohol. Trinity Muscatine New Horizons is working with the officers to plan out which businesses to check and they’ve started with convenience stores. Just about one third of the businesses failed. GM Food mart, Circle K, and two Casey’s General Stores, on University Ave. And Oregon St., did not properly ID the underage buyers involved in the check and they could be faced with a fine. In the meantime, the nine…

KWQC-TV6 LogoQCA responders remember Katrina

QCA responders remember Katrina

Quad Cities (KWQC) — Ten years later, first responders are remembering. They saw the damage firsthand that Hurricane Katrina left behind. Dozens drove and flew to some of the hardest hit areas just days after the storm, doing what they could to help with the recovery. Leslie Anthony, with the American Red Cross, says she wanted to go. “It’s part of the human spirit, I think, to want to give back.” Many of us watched on television, seeing a once vibrant city virtually in ruins. At the same time, many from our communities actually went there, hoping to do something, to…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa first to test driver’s license phone app

Iowa first to test driver’s license phone app

DAVENPORT, Iowa. (KWQC) –  Need to show your driver’s license? There could soon be an app for that and Iowa is the first state to try it out. About 100 Iowa Department of Transportation employees are part of a pilot program – testing a new mobile driver’s license app. They’ll be using it in different settings where people who normally have to show identification. A company called MorphotTrust USA is providing the software for the app. Company representatives say the pilot phase is to see if any features should be added and to ensure that information is safe. So…

WQAD.com LogoRash of Bettendorf car burglaries could have been prevented

Rash of Bettendorf car burglaries could have been prevented

Area police are telling residents to be aware of a series of car burglaries over the past month. People living on South Hampton Street in Bettendorf, Iowa, will tell you the same thing. “It’s been a great neighborhood, got great neighbors,” said neighbor, Brian VanBlaricome. VanBlaricome has lived there for 22 years problem free, until a few weeks ago. He’s one of the many victims of a series of car burglaries in Bettendorf. “We want to make sure that people are aware of what’s going on in town,” said Police Chief Phil Redington Chief Redington says o…

WQAD.com Logo2 million pounds of turkey bacon from Kraft Heinz Foods recalled

2 million pounds of turkey bacon from Kraft Heinz Foods recalled

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment More than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon has been recalled because it could spoil before its “Best When Used By” date. Kraft Heinz Foods issued the recall Tuesday, August 25, 2015. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall poses a low health risk. The turkey bacon included in the recall was made between May 31, 2015 and August 6, 2015. Products included in the recall have the establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the line number “RS19.” The following products were…

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Fruitland City Council extends community center rental hours for weekend renters

FRUITLAND, Iowa — Council members passed a motion Thursday to extend Friday and Saturday community center rental hours from midnight to 1 a.m., but will emphasize to renters that they need to ……

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Bettendorf’s Lodge Hotel closing for several weeks

The Lodge Hotel will be closing for several weeks. Beginning Friday, August 28, 2015, the Bettendorf hotel and conference center will close in preparation for a pending sale and redevelopment, according to general manager Ray Stoddard. In a statement, Stoddard said the building requires “significant structural and mechanical improvements” that can’t be done while the hotel is open. In March of 2014, a group of investors announced plans for an $18.5 million redevelopment that would transform the German-themed hotel into a modern DoubleTree by Hilton. Over the past year-and-a-h…

Quad-City Times LogoOne dead in farm accident

One dead in farm accident

One person is dead after a tractor rollover accident Thursday, Clinton County Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Hammond said. …

Quad-City Times LogoCo-founder of Iowans for Tax Relief dies

Co-founder of Iowans for Tax Relief dies

MUSCATINE — David M. Stanley, chairman of Iowans for Tax Relief and influential in Iowa Republican politics for decades, is being remembered as a brilliant man with a photographic memory who l……





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