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Sunday, September 25th, 2016

WQAD.com LogoPride of the Wapsi corn maze, attractions to open October 1

Pride of the Wapsi corn maze, attractions to open October 1

LONG GROVE, Iowa — A corn maze designed to be a tribute to America’s farmers and their families will open in Long Grove Saturday, Oct. 1. The 11-acre corn maze is located at the Pride of the Wapsi family-owned farm, which also offers a pumpkin patch, shooter slide, petting zoo and the Farmer Brown Chicken Show. The maze costs $6 for all guests and is open during the month of October on weekends,  4-6:30 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The maze is one of 19 mazes in 19 states designed by Culver’s as part of the restaurant’s Thank You Fa…

KWQC-TV6 LogoHumility of Mary hosts annual Jazz Brunch fundraiser

Humility of Mary hosts annual Jazz Brunch fundraiser

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – The seventh annual Jazz Brunch to help homeless children was held Sunday morning. The event was put on by Humility of Mary Housing, an organization that works to support single parents and their kids. The group has served over 800 families including more than 1600 children. Organizers tell us that their work is rewarding. “When they come to us and they can stay for a longer period of time, so that when they leave hopefully they are on their way to a new beginnings,” said Sister Mary Ann Vogel, one of the event organizers. “One mother said tha…

WQAD.com LogoGrim reaper catches fire at Utah haunted house

Grim reaper catches fire at Utah haunted house

FARMINGTON, Utah (FOX13) — Patrons at Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah looking for a scary thrill got more than they bargained for Saturday night, Sept. 24, as a portion of a haunted house attraction caught on fire, reports FOX13. Kyle and Cazree Stringham said they were out for date night and went to the Night Walk haunted house when a fire broke out around 8 p.m. Kyle said they saw a motorized Grim Reaper catch fire before the blaze spread. Stringham said Lagoon employees quickly evacuated the patrons at the attraction. Chief Guido Smith of the Farmington Fire Department said they were di…

WQAD.com LogoVandalized community park gets free facelife thanks to local officer, generous donation

Vandalized community park gets free facelife thanks to local officer, generous donation

BLUE GRASS, Iowa-- Over the past few years, vandalism has plagued "Community Club Park" in Blue Grass. But today, the park finally got a facelift. Blue Grass Officer Garrett Jahns reached out to Lowe's Home Hardware store last April, asking for help replacing and repairing much of his town's central park. It took several months, but today, that request was granted. Dozens of "Lowe's Heroes" spent the day at the park, replacing a vandalized storage shed and bathroom complex, repainting all of the pavilions, and installing new baseball bleachers and picnic tables. The refurbishment cost around…

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Few Showers Will Give Way to a Clear & Cool Night

It has been much warmer than expected this afternoon, as well as more sunny! Highs today have been in the mid 80s, and there are some spotty showers to the east of the Mississippi River. Some showers and possibly a few storms will linger through the evening, but they will begin to clear out late tonight. Temperatures will fall very quickly behind this cold front moving through! Lows will be dropping into the low 50s with a clear sky. Much cooler and drier air settles in for our Monday. A sunny and breezy afternoon will be on tap with highs struggling to reach 70! It looks like most of us will …

KWQC-TV6 LogoPolice: 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party

Police: 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University of Illinois campus. Police believe the two shootings in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign may be related. They say the first apparently stemmed from an argument shortly after midnight at an apartment party on Green Street, the commercial heart of the campus. “Our preliminary investigation completely points to an argument taking place at the party and the argument spilled out into the street and that’s when a fight occ…

WQAD.com LogoFAFSA changes: What you need to know to get the most financial aid

FAFSA changes: What you need to know to get the most financial aid

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you plan to go to college next year, you need to know about two changes to the nationwide financial aid form. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that every U.S. college student needs to fill out in order to be eligible for any need-based financial aid. That includes federal grants and loans, scholarships from the state and school, as well as college work-study jobs. Here’s what’s new: Change #1: You can now submit the FAFSA as early as October 1, rather than January 1. This isn’t the deadline, but it’s best to…

KWQC-TV6 LogoCouple carries on tradition of riding horse and buggy to Lambeau Field

Couple carries on tradition of riding horse and buggy to Lambeau Field

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – For the 15th year, a Wisconsin couple is traveling more than 200 miles in a horse and buggy to see the Green Bay Packers play. Tomah residents Bob and Maren Retzlaff are heading to Lambeau Field for Sunday’s home opener against the Detroit Lions. They have been on the road for nine days. It’s quite the sight for people passing by. “She did the paint job and the lettering,” Bob Retzlaff said. “Had one of her granddaughters help her for one day.” Maren Retzlaff says she gets the inspiration from all the sights they see during the long journey through the co…

KWQC-TV6 LogoCrews battle early morning house fire in Burlington

Crews battle early morning house fire in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – At 5:45 AM Sunday, September 25, 2016, the Burlington Fire Department responded to a house fire at 259 South 8th Street. Upon arrival 4 minutes later, firefighters found a two story apartment with the rear addition of the structure fully involved in fire. The first fire crews to arrive on scene searched the apartments in the main building while the next arriving crews began to attack the fire. The fire was brought under control at approximately 7:25 AM. The rental house contains two apartments; however, only one was occupied at the time of the fire. The rea…

KWQC-TV6 LogoResidents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding

Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa’s second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River. The river crested Saturday night in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which are about 55 miles upstream from Cedar Rapids. Water levels in those two cities were slightly lower than had been expected, but they still reached levels that were second only to the 2008 flood that devastated the region. The National Weather Service predicts the river will reach a crest of 23.5 feet in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday morning. Officials have asked …

WQAD.com LogoQC Fall Pride Festival returns with entertainment, performances

QC Fall Pride Festival returns with entertainment, performances

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Rainbow colors filled LeClaire Park Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, for the Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival. Bands entertained the crowds while vendors sold food, drinks and crafts. Local bands Funktastic 5 and Corporate Rock took the stage Saturday, and other entertainment included belly dancers, hooping and burlesque performances. Kids enjoyed bounce houses and found their way through a corn maze. The festival's creative director says the weekend takes 11 months of preparation, but it all pays off. "They can expect LGBT diversity, expect a good time. Support those who sup…

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Ryan differs with Trump about black Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):…

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Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa's second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River.

WQAD.com LogoOne dead, four injured in shootings near the University of Illinois campus in Champaign

One dead, four injured in shootings near the University of Illinois campus in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. –  One person is dead and four others are injured in two shootings near the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, reports WGN. This first shooting against just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, near the intersection of Green and Third Street. Police say several shots were fired after an argument started at an apartment party there. Four people were shot, one of them died from their injuries. Police have identified that victim as George Korchev, of Mundelein, Illinois. Investigators say he was walking by at the time of the shooting and was not involved in the fight. Th…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMarlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball. In the statement, the Marlins say they are “devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.” The Marlins’ game Sunday at home against the Atlanta Brave…

KWQC-TV6 LogoOfficials searching for escapee from Davenport work release facility

Officials searching for escapee from Davenport work release facility

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Department of Corrections in Iowa is seeking information on a man who escaped a residential work release facility in Davenport. Taurus Bryant was serving a 10-year sentence for robbery second degree. The 28-year-old was placed on escape status after failing to return to the facility from employment. Bryant was transferred to work release on July 11, 2016. This sentence began on July 24, 2009. Information as to Bryant’s whereabouts should be reported to the Davenport Police Department or Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Some physical identifiers are: Ta…

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Quad-City Times LogoWeek in Review: Some stories you may have missed last week

Week in Review: Some stories you may have missed last week

Bettendorf was featured in three of the top stories of the past week, including a Quad-City landmark that has started to come down.

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Letter: MVC's love affair with the Q-Cs still going strong

Just a quick note to tell you the Missouri Valley Conference’s love affair with the Quad-Cities continues and we look forward to making this our home again when the MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament returns this March.

Quad-Cities Online LogoEditorial:Galloting begins Thursday, smart voters will be ready

Editorial:Galloting begins Thursday, smart voters will be ready

Anyone who says there’s no reason to vote hasn’t bothered to look at a ballot overflowing with choices.

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RICo public safety tax an investment for our future

As your sheriff, I would respectfully ask for your support of the Rock Island County half percent public safety sales tax referendum on the ballot this election.

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Sandack a good man who made a mistake

SPRINGFIELD -- Sometimes smart people do really stupid things.

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‘Art of the Deal’ backstory must-read for undecided voters

As of three days ago, an average of national polls showed Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Donald Trump: 44 percent to 41 percent, leaving 15 percent in the weeds. Almost everyone I talk to takes it for granted……

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Belgian law allowing the euthanization of children of all ages disturbing, dangerous

There is disturbing news from Belgium: A 17-year-old minor was recently euthanized under the provisions of Belgium’s amended euthanasia law. Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002. In 2014, the country amended the 2002 law to allow physician-assisted death for children of……

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Brangelina culture: We can, must do better

Allow me to preface this column by acknowledging there are far more pressing concerns than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s pending divorce.

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Readers expect us to report the news, not to censor it

A week ago six Rock Island High School football players chose to make a social statement by taking a knee during the national anthem before their game with Alleman High School.

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Letter: Christian Care says thanks for 100-year celebration

Christian Care celebrated its 100th birthday at a Sept. 17 open house and wellness fair for the homeless. Christian Care is an amazing organization, providing services to the homeless of the Quad-Cities: safe shelter, nutritious meals, spiritual nourishment -- transformation.……

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Inflated, illuminated, radiant

Hot air balloons glow in the dark during the Balloon Glow where pilots simultaneously turn on the burners during the Quad Cities Balloon Festival at the Rock Island County fair grounds on Saturday.

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Illinois man arrested in kidnapping of teenager and baby

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old stepdaughter and her 3-week-old baby was arrested Saturday after he and the children were found at a makeshift campsite in the mountains of West Virginia.

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Sex abuse, bullying probe roils US Merchant Marine Academy

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is in turmoil over sexual abuse and bullying concerns that have led to the temporary shutdown of its premier training program — one that sends cadets out on working vessels……

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Lottery numbers drawn September 24

Mega Millions…

Quad-Cities Online LogoSyrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil……

WQAD.com LogoLiving along the Wapsi: One man’s reason for staying through persistent flooding

Living along the Wapsi: One man’s reason for staying through persistent flooding

DONAHUE, Iowa — When George Lucas was seven years old, he moved into a brown house in the Wapsipinicon River bottom; 36 years later he still calls that brown house home, and he has no plans to leave. "I love it, but it takes a unique breed to live out here," said Lucas. "Everybody can't deal with the water like we can. You live out here, you have to deal with the water. It comes up, goes out the banks. I mean, if you can't handle it you just can't live out here," he said, standing in his yard, five or six feet away from the edge of the river. Where Lucas lives, the Wapsi, as its commonly kn…

Quad-Cities Online LogoDoubts remain after Charlotte police shooting video released

Doubts remain after Charlotte police shooting video released

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

KWQC-TV6 LogoRepublicans and democrats prepare for upcoming presidential debate

Republicans and democrats prepare for upcoming presidential debate

MUSCATINE, Iowa. (KWQC)- With the first presidential debate just days away republicans and democrats in Illinois and Iowa are continuing to campaign aggressively. Both parties said they’ve been putting up signs, making phone calls and speaking with people individually to try and persuade undecided voters to their side. Chairman of the Rock Island Republican, Bill Bloom, said he’s working to create enthusiasm within his party. “We try to get everybody together get everyone enthusiastic about the debate we’ve been putting a lot of Trump signs out the door today and all …

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Deaths for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Funerals for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 25…

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Kevin Kelly

Kevin T. Kelly, 59, of Davenport, passed away Friday Sept. 23, 2016, at his home.

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Joan Hoover-Wallace

Joan Hoover Wallace, 81, of Bettendorf, formerly of Lexington, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice.

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Lester Clemons

Lester Clemons, 92, of LeClaire, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice.

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Richard Weaver

Funeral services for Richard Lee Weaver, 69, of Colona, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Inurnment will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military……

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Walter Peterson

Walter G. "Walt" Peterson, 70, of Kewanee, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the Kewanee Care Home.

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Connie Piatt

Connie L. Piatt, 65, of Cordova, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from……

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Brian Helton

Brian Helton, 41, of Galva, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in the emergency room at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.

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Gloria Heath

Gloria A. Heath, 82 of Englewood, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Englewood Health & Rehab, Englewood.

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Nicolas Davila

Nicolas C. Davila, 85, Silvis, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Genesis Illini, Silvis.

Quad-Cities Online LogoCharles Bradney

Charles Bradney

Charles T. "Chuck" Bradney, 73, of Coal Valley, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island.

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Victoria Kopel

Victoria Crull Kopel, 60, of East Moline, passed away Sept. 24, 2016, at Genesis Illini Campus, Silvis.

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Patricia Emerson

Patricia Emerson, 79, of East Moline, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.

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Marilee Dobbins

Marilee A. Dobbins, 72, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her residence.

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Vera Bolte

Vera L. Bolte, 96, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

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James Spore

James Spore, 82, of Moline, passed away on Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

Quad-Cities Online LogoCraig Frommelt

Craig Frommelt

Craig S. Frommelt, 66, of Rock Island, formerly of Moline, passed peacefully early Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, while in hospice care at Aledo Rehabilitation & Health Care Facility.

Quad-City Times LogoNAACP speaker stresses need for investment in education

NAACP speaker stresses need for investment in education

For Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, the equation is simple.

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Illinois after WWII: 'We’ve had it better than our parents'

After a decade of depression and four years of war, Illinois, like the rest of the nation, was ready for peace and prosperity. In the years after World War II, the state experienced an economic boom and a cultural transformation……

Quad-Cities Online LogoActors portray former settlers for Riverside Cemetery tours

Actors portray former settlers for Riverside Cemetery tours

Lula May Ellison loves hats. She told us so Saturday during the annual Echoes from Riverside: "Gone, but Not Forgotten" tour at the Moline cemetery.

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Monmouth-Roseville knocks off Crossroads Academy

Monmouth Roseville grabs their first win of the season, defeating Crossroads 49-14.

WQAD.com LogoStark County bounces back at Ridgewood

Stark County bounces back at Ridgewood

Stark County scores on their first 2 possessions en route to a big LTC win over Ridgewood, 42-14.

WQAD.com LogoFew Sunday Afternoon Showers; Big Cooldown On The Way

Few Sunday Afternoon Showers; Big Cooldown On The Way

Not  much cloud cover moved in this morning, and it’s turned out to be a pretty nice start to our Sunday. It now looks like rain chances will hold off until the afternoon and evening where we could see some light showers and possibly a storm or two.  The sky this afternoon will have more cloud cover. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 70s.  The best chance for seeing these storms will be east of the Mississippi River. All in all, rainfall amounts will be about a quarter of an inch or less. That’s good news given the expected flooding of nearby rivers! Big changes are in s…

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Celebrity birthdays, Sept. 25, 2016

Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters is 87. Folk singer Ian Tyson is 83. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is 73. Actor Josh Taylor is 73. Actor Robert Walden is 73. Actor-producer Michael Douglas is 72. Model Cheryl Tiegs is 69. Actress……

WQAD.com LogoQuad Cities history comes to life in “Echoes from the Riverside” tour

Quad Cities history comes to life in “Echoes from the Riverside” tour

MOLINE, Illinois-- Hundreds of people walked through Riverside Cemetery for the Echoes from Riverside event. Guest were able to also tour the Riverside Chapel Mausoleum where they met re-enactors of early Moline Citizens who had  big impact on the community, such as Earl K. Campbell, one of the founders of the Quad City international Airport. "It seems natural this is a great way for me to give back to the community and to really talk about people that did very significant things in our community and establishing our community into the wonderful place that it is," says actor Dan Olsen. After…

WQAD.com LogoRock Island Fire Department gives parents a lesson in car seat safety

Rock Island Fire Department gives parents a lesson in car seat safety

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois--  The Rock Island Fire Department wrapped up National Child Passenger Safety Week by hosting a car seat safety check. Passenger safety technicians looked for things like proper installation and restraints, while educating parents on what they can do to keep their kids safe on the road. "Four out of five car seats that are on the street today are incorrect, so that's amazing... we've got our work set out for us," says Child Passenger Safety Instructor Keene Hart. In Illinois, children are required to ride in a car seat until they are at least 8 years-old or until they a…

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RI's Perez find new courses to his liking

STERLING -- When transferring from Peoria Richwoods to Rock Island for his senior year, Jeffrey Perez knew he was going to finish his prep golf career on courses he has never seen before.

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First-quarter hole too deep as Ridgewood drops homecoming tilt

CAMBRIDGE -- Ridgewood football coach Terry Anderson was hoping Saturday's homecoming festivities at the Bowl would light a fire under his Spartans.

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Quad-Cities Online LogoMining for treasures at old outhouse site: 'This is an adventure'

Mining for treasures at old outhouse site: 'This is an adventure'

ROCK ISLAND — From the surface, you could hear the slight crunch of the shovel sliding into the dirt and rocks, but you had to be standing over the hole to see what was happening.

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KWQC-TV6 LogoMonmouth Roseville defeats Crossroads Academy, 49-14

Monmouth Roseville defeats Crossroads Academy, 49-14

Highlights from Monmouth Roseville vs Crossroads Academy, 49-14.  …

KWQC-TV6 LogoRidgewood loses to Stark County, 42-14

Ridgewood loses to Stark County, 42-14

Highlights from Ridgewood vs. Stark County. FINAL: 42-14…

KWQC-TV6 LogoSterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7

Sterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7

GENESEO, IL (KWQC) – Sterling wins big over Geneseo, 49-7.

Quad-Cities Online LogoSchool question finally comes to vote in Kewanee

School question finally comes to vote in Kewanee

KEWANEE — The two school districts serving Kewanee could combine if voters in both districts vote "yes" in a referendum Nov. 8.

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Charlotte police release dash-cam, body worn video of deadly shooting incident

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — In a news conference on Saturday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced the release of body cam and dash-cam video of the deadly shooting involving Keith Lamont Scott. The videos were promised for release by 5:30 p.m., but then released via a link in an email to the media around 6:30 p.m. The police also released a lengthy account of what they say happened (scroll down to read the full statement), photos of a gun, ankle holster and marijuana “blunt” they say Scott had on him at time of encounter. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney sa…

KWQC-TV6 Logo162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe. Dozens more are feared dead, said Mohammed Sultan, the governor of Beheira, who provided The Associated Press with the latest figures. He also said that the search operation is still ongoing. Many of them are believed to be children and women who were unable to swim away when the boat sank. Wahdan el-Sayyed, the spokesman of the Nile Delta province of Beheira, told…

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Penalties, missed chances cost Vikings in tough setback

KENOSHA, Wis. — In a game that was defined early by silly penalties, it appeared as if the Augustana football team was going to overcome some sloppy play for a key CCIW road victory on Saturday.

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Rock Island County DUIs for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Lochner, Peter J., 2/26/1981, of 1527 1/2 8th Ave., Moline; charge dismissed Aug. 8 on DUI.

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Henry County Felonies for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Rock Island County Felonies for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Rock Island County marriage licenses for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Births for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Quad-City Times LogoDavenport shares flood-fighting gear with Cedar Rapids

Davenport shares flood-fighting gear with Cedar Rapids

With the Mississippi River expected to reach 16.9 feet by Friday, Davenport Public Works has developed a plan to aid Cedar Rapids and cover Davenport, too.

WQAD.com LogoSevered human head found in Chicago lagoon

Severed human head found in Chicago lagoon

CHICAGO – Authorities are conducting  a “death investigation” after a severed head was discovered Friday, Sept. 23, in Chicago’s McKinley Park Lagoon, reports WGN. A man working at the lagoon made the grisly discovery this morning. The groundskeeper was working to clean trash and found a bag holding the severed human head near the lagoon. Police were called and closed the park to the public.  Cadaver dogs have searched for other body parts in the area. Community activist Andrew Holmes says the investigation indicates the killing was recent. “It looks like the head is not decomp…

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Everyone is looking for a running back

When about 20 running backs get hurt in one week, everyone is grasping at straws,…

Quad-Cities Online LogoWadley scores on 26-yard run to lead Iowa over Rutgers

Wadley scores on 26-yard run to lead Iowa over Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Iowa didn't travel to Rutgers and get that big one-sided, bounce-back win in their Big Ten Conference opener.

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Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia. In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive aphasia, which erodes the ability to use language. As a result, Jones can no longer give interviews. News of Jones’ illness came in a statement announcing he is to receive an award for outstanding contribution to film and television from the academy’s Welsh branch. In the late 1960s Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Gr…

WQAD.com LogoMissing Illinois teen, newborn found unharmed

Missing Illinois teen, newborn found unharmed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old step-daughter and her 3-week-old baby has been arrested at a makeshift campsite in West Virginia. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Humphreys tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail someone called in a tip that Christopher Ray Delerth had been spotted in the Cabin Creek area. Delerth was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. He will be returned to Madison County, Illinois, where he faces kidnapping charges. Delerth’s step-daughter and her son were transported to a local hospital to be examin…

KWQC-TV6 LogoIowa State president damaged school plane on personal trip

Iowa State president damaged school plane on personal trip

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University’s president was returning from an 11-day personal trip to North Carolina when he damaged a small university-owned airplane in a rough landing, the school confirmed Saturday. President Steven Leath, a pilot, flew himself and his wife on July 3, 2015, in the university’s Cirrus SR22 to Ashe County, North Carolina, where he owns a home and helps manage a family-owned Christmas tree farm. While returning 11 days later, Leath caused “substantial damage” to the plane after he hit the runway with one wing and a runway light with the other upon landing…

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FDA approves lower-cost alternative to biotech drug Humira

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first alternative version of the second-biggest selling drug in the world, AbbVie’s Humira, a blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the near-copy of the drug, dubbed Amjevita, developed by Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks, California. Regulators approved the drug for more than a half-dozen conditions listed on the original drug’s label, including severe psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Humira posted sales of nearly $15 billion last yea…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGoogle’s self driving car involved in car crash in Mountain View

Google’s self driving car involved in car crash in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KRON) — Police responded to a car accident involving a vehicle and a Google Self-Driving car, Friday afternoon. According to police, the collision happened around 1:30 p.m. on El Camino Real and Calderon Avenue when a driver took a red light and collided with the Google self-driving car. A spokesperson for Google said, the vehicle was driving autonomously at the time of the crash and sensed the other driver crossing the intersection and braked. One person was in the Google’s self-driving Lexus RX car, and took over driving and applied the brakes. The collision was in…

Quad-City Times LogoState Sen. Joe Seng remembered at Saturday mass

State Sen. Joe Seng remembered at Saturday mass

Joe Seng was a “champion” of many things.

KWQC-TV6 LogoIllinois awarded $3.7M in grants to address youth violence

Illinois awarded $3.7M in grants to address youth violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is receiving more than $3.7 million in federal grants to address youth violence. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday. He says it “delivers on our promise not to give up on any child.” The money will go toward intervention programs to try to keep young people from entering the criminal justice system. It also will be used for programs that help prevent juvenile offenders from re-offending. The Illinois Department of Human Services is receiving the largest portion of the money — about $1.7 million. Cook and St.

WQAD.com LogoElementary school students hospitalized after girl brings pot-laced brownies from home

Elementary school students hospitalized after girl brings pot-laced brownies from home

SALT LAKE CITY — Several children at a Salt Lake City elementary school were sent to a hospital Thursday after they ate marijuana-laced brownies that another student brought to the playground. According to a letter from the Salt Lake City School District, a student at Lincoln Elementary school brought the brownies to the playground before school and sold or shared several of them with sixth-grade students, according to KSTU. Lincoln Elementary has kindergarten through sixth grade. Det. Wilking of the Salt Lake City Police Department said the girl distributed the brownies to seven student…

KWQC-TV6 LogoJ.K. Rowling: Harambe isn’t part of Harry Potter universe

J.K. Rowling: Harambe isn’t part of Harry Potter universe

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has clarified that slain Ohio gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe. A new feature on Rowling’s Pottermore website allows users to find out what Patronus they would use in Harry Potter’s world. A Patronus is an animal used to ward off soul-sucking creatures in the series. Humor site The Chive put a fake picture on Twitter of Harambe the gorilla as a result on the Patronus page. Rowling retweeted the picture. A bit later she posted, “I’ve been asked to make it clear that Harambe is not a Patronus you can actually get on @pottermore.…

Quad-City Times LogoNitrogen coffee on Davenport's East Village menu

Nitrogen coffee on Davenport's East Village menu

The man is serious about his coffee.

Quad-City Times LogoRow of new East Village businesses line 12th Street in Davenport

Row of new East Village businesses line 12th Street in Davenport

One of the most dramatic recent-memory changes in the Village of East Davenport is snuggled against the railroad bridge at Mound and East 12th streets.

Quad-City Times LogoBaked Beer & Bread Co. coming to Davenport's East Village

Baked Beer & Bread Co. coming to Davenport's East Village

The pair who introduced Brew to the Village of East Davenport is soon to unveil Baked Beer & Bread Co.

Quad-City Times LogoNew Village Square a devoted festival space

New Village Square a devoted festival space

It's something the Village of East Davenport never has had: A devoted festival space.

Quad-City Times LogoLeClaire clothing store opens in Davenport's East Village

LeClaire clothing store opens in Davenport's East Village

As a LeClaire businesswoman, Village of East Davenport newcomer Kathy Hasakis has heard the references to the Village becoming "Little LeClaire" because of its recent growth.

Quad-City Times LogoThree injured in head-on crash in Davenport

Three injured in head-on crash in Davenport

Three people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a van on West River Drive.

KWQC-TV6 LogoDavenport provides flooding aid to Cedar Rapids

Davenport provides flooding aid to Cedar Rapids

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The city of Davenport is lending a hand to Cedar Rapids and those affected by the severe flooding. Early Saturday morning, Davenport Public Works staff loaded 2500 linear feet of HESCO barriers onto trucks. Those barriers have been transported to Cedar Rapids to assist officials in flood protection efforts. Davenport is also expected to see high water levels in the coming days. Estimates say the water will reach as high as 16.9 feet. However, Public Works staff is assuring city residents that they have developed a plan to ensure that Davenport has retained the ap…

WQAD.com LogoMilan shelter waives adoption fees during one-day Clear the Shelter event

Milan shelter waives adoption fees during one-day Clear the Shelter event

MILAN, Illinois — The Quad City Animal Welfare Center in Milan is holding a one-day only Clear the Shelter adoption event on Saturday, Sept. 24. Adoption fees are waived for any animals adopted on Saturday that are 6 months and older. Kitten adopts will be cut in half, $20 instead of $40. The goal is to get as many animals adopted as possible to clear the center and make way to help more animals. Most of the shelter’s cats and dogs come from other shelters where they are facing euthanasia, said the executive director. The event will start will be held only on Saturday from noon-5 p.m…





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