Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
MOLINE, Illinois (KWQC) — An SUV traveling east on Interstate 80 near Moline swerved off the roadway around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, rolling several times before landing right side up.
The driver says his cat spooked him in the front seat, causing him to lose control. He says he was in and out of consciousness.
Emergency crews had to extricate the man from the car, and pulled him out on a stretcher.
His condition is unknown at this time.
Iowa sportscasting legend Bob Brooks has been covering Iowa football for a lifetime. No one is enjoying Iowa’s uncanny season more than Brooks. Watch Bob’s story in the video player above.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – After preparing all the elements for the Thanksgiving Day feast, some people say they just need a break from the kitchen. Whether it’s dine-in or carry-out, the day before Thanksgiving is a good day for business for restaurants around the Quad Cities.
“Knowing my wife’s been cooking a lot, the Thanksgiving meal the last couple of days I decided to give her a break so here we are,” Lawrence Bea of Rock Island said.
That’s why they’re keeping the oven off and getting out of the kitchen the night before Thanksgiving.
ALBANY, Ill. (KWQC) – Two dogs, on the loose, attacked and killed another dog that was in its own yard. It happened in Abany in April last year. Earlier this month, the dogs escaped their yard again, attacking and killing another dog.
Nitro was the first victim. Then, the two dogs, an English Bulldog and a Rottweiler-Bulldog mix, killed Thor.
“The whole situation is very upsetting,” Albany resident and dog owner Gwen Hobson said. “If anything happened to her like Thor or the other dog, it would be so distressing.”
So she carries pepper spray while they walk.
The holiday shopping rush arrives at the Northland Mall in Sterling, but even the best of business won't erase what happened only five months ago.
A tornado at the end of June caused major damage. Jackie Payne thought her store was spared, but then water started coming up from under the floors.
"Really, for the first month after the storm, I seriously questioned whether we would come back from that at all. The destruction was overwhelming, and it kept on getting worse and worse and worse," Bushel Basket Candle Company owner Jackie Payne said.
To make matters worse, they had to start getting p
The Quad Cities Missing Persons Network was looking for help in finding a 60-year-old man.
The network said that a Henry County Sheriff’s release indicated that Timothy Campbell abandoned a vehicle along Route 84 and the Rock River Bridge in Colona, Illinois around 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015.
A spokesperson from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that police and fire were at the Rock River Bridge in Colona on Sunday, November 22, but would not reveal what they were doing there.
The QC Missing Persons Network said that Campbell is described as being 5-feet,
Beal leads Rocky over Moline
The Iowa Hawkeyes have reached #4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Before the Hawkeyes can focus on the Big Ten Championship or the postseason, the look to complete their first undefeated regular season since 1922, when they travel to Nebraska.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – On the night before Thanksgiving hundreds of people sat down for an early feast. The idea behind this new community dinner was to make sure everyone has the opportunity for togetherness along with turkey and all the trimmings.
The recently formed non-profit “No Strings Attached” organized the Quad Cities Thanksgiving Dinner at the Col Ballroom in Davenport. Hundreds turned out within just the first hour. Dozens of volunteers served up all the food and mingled while people ate. They all hoped to give more people in the community a chance for a dinner
Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman has released the name of the man who died late Monday in an apartment fire.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The courtroom in Rock Island County was packed with family and friends from both sides.
Testimony was read by many of those who knew the 18-year-old victim, Zachary Phillips, of Colona. He was soon to graduate from high school when he was killed on May 20, 2015. Phillip’s friend, Erik Roberson, was also injured in the shooting, but survived. The passenger in the back was not physically injured.
During the sentence hearing, it was revealed that Wilson-Neuleib met up to buy marijuana from Roberson. Family members and friends say Phillips was in the wrong plac
I first met Bob when he introduced me to the concept of the Honor Flight. Our station was excited to get behind his mission to salute our veterans. KWQC has been proud to cover every flight since for the past seven plus years. More than 3,000 veterans have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour the memorial at no cost, thanks to Bob’s dream and the work of a team of volunteers and donors that have stepped forward to help. I have been honored to join them on several flights and cover their incredible stories. Many of those veterans return home to share their adventure with the
For the first time, a genetically engineered animal could be headed to your dinner table.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AquAdvantage Salmon for human consumption. The fish, raised in land-based tanks in Canada and Panama, is engineered to be faster-growing than wild salmon.
“The FDA determined that food from AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe to eat and as nutritious as food from other non-GE Atlantic salmon and that there are no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmo
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Tonight is expected to be a big night for bars and restaurants across the nation and here in the Quad Cities.
The day before Thanksgiving has been named by many, “Blackout Wednesday” referencing one of the biggest drinking nights of the holiday season.
But, while you’re out reuniting with friends and family tonight the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know they’ll be out too, watching to make sure you’re driving safe and sober.
“You definitely don’t want to end up in a holding cell, that makes fo
Scammers have been trying to dupe people into thinking there is a warrant out for their arrest.
The scam is conducted over the phone, according to a statement from the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, and tries to convince victims that there is a bench warrant out for their arrest because they failed to show up for jury duty. The caller is identifying himself as a deputy with the Des Moines County Sheriff.
This scam is similar to one in Johnson County, Iowa where the caller demands the victim either send money or get arrested, the statement said.
“The Des Moines County Sheri
UPDATE: The courtroom in Rock Island County was packed with family and friends from both sides.
Testimony was read by many of those who knew the 18-year-old victim, Zachary Phillips, of Colona. He was soon to graduate from high school when he was killed on May 20, 2015. Phillip’s friend, Erik Roberson, was also injured in the shooting, but survived. The passenger in the back was not physically injured.
During the sentence hearing, it was revealed that Wilson-Neuleib met up to buy marijuana from Roberson. Family members and friends say Phillips was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – For the ninth year in a row, Jim Wiegand and his fellow Knights of Columbus delivered meals Wednesday to families in Muscatine who could use a little help this Thanksgiving.
“I’m excited,” said Wiegand. “In the meals you get turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, rolls, and a pumpkin pie.”
The group met at the Muscatine Hy-Vee Wednesday morning to collect the meals the store prepared. After they loaded them up into a truck bed, they began their deliveries.
“Going from one dinner many years ago for the start of t
Before cursing the rain that is expected to fall all day today and into Friday, be thankful it’s not snow.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A man’s hair can be his most important accessory, says Rob McMillen, head barber at Blind Barber in New York City.
There are three styles that work on almost every man, says McMillen, who’s been cutting men’s hair for a decade.
The textured fade is one. It’s appropriate for almost any workplace and can be styled in a variety of ways, says McMillen. You might like it messy up front, or prefer a more uniform look, or style it to one side for a formal occasion.
Whichever you choose, h
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (KWQC) – Davenport Schools Superintendent Art Tate says school violence is not limited to Williams Intermediate school. TV-6 Investigates reported earlier this month the teachers union considered filing a lawsuit after a string of assaults on staff members by students.
TV-6 Investigates was given school and police records showing 32 assaults were reported at the school dating back to last school year. Five of those were verbal, the rest were physical.
All of the students were suspended. When we aired our original report TV-6 Investigates was waiting on additional disci
COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) – The battle against a controversial contraceptive is gaining momentum. It’s a story we’ve been following for years: problems with Essure, a permanent form of birth control.
In 2013, we heard from local women trying to get it off the market with the argument that the device can cause adverse health effects. Now, the fight is going to Capitol Hill and federal health officials say a decision is coming.
One local mother has helped to bring the issue to the forefront. The device is a pair of metal coils which get implanted into a woman’s fallopia
A street collapse on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa has affected northbound traffic, according to a city spokesperson.
A spokesperson from the City of Davenport said that crews were reducing traffic at the 400 block of Brady Street “due to a street collapse.” In the 500 block, traffic was still running in two lanes.
“The lane reduction will remain in place until the failure can be investigated and safely repaired when Brady Street is returned to all one-way traffic and Harrison is re-opened,” said the City of Davenport’s statement.
Traffic delays are to be expec
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The city of Davenport says crews are reducing northbound traffic at the 400 block of Brady Street due to a street collapse.
Northbound lanes will open back up to two lanes at approximately the 500 block.
The lane reduction will remain in place until the failure can be investigated and safely repaired when Brady Street is returned to all one-way traffic and Harrison street is re-opened.
Davenport says expect traffic delays and consider alternate routes until the road is repaired.
A 17-year-old from East Moline was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a murder in May.
In real time, LaMaree Wilson will have to spend 58 years incarcerated for shooting to death 18-year old Zac Phillips of Colona.
"He made the decision to kill, murder, take my son's life, play God. He deserves 60 years," said the mother of Phillips, Lyndsie McCoy.
Before Judge Mike Meersman handed down the sentence, McCoy looked at Wilson and told him she plans on sending him a photo of her son twice a year. One on Zac Phillips' birthday. The other on May 20, the anniversary of his death.
"I will not let
Rick Wyffels has been a Christmas tree farmer for more than 17 years, and he says he knows how important it is to have his trees, some more than 10 years old, in tip top shape for opening day.
"9 o'clock in the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, they start pulling in. We've had so many cars in our parking lot they've had to park down the lane almost," says Wyffels.
Rick and his wife Kathy started getting ready for the busiest weekend of tree season over a month ago. And now it's time for the fine tuning, trimming the 'bad branches', cutting off the white tape that's on top of all of his t
One northbound lane in the 400 block of Brady Street in Davenport has been closed due to what the city is calling a street collapse.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The nation’s top airlines have posted record profits thanks to low fuel costs. But passengers aren’t seeing too much in the way of savings for themselves. The nation’s four top airlines have saved a combined $11.1 billion in fuel costs in the first nine months of 2015, according to their financial reports. Fuel is the largest expense for airlines, so lower prices shaved their costs by 36% compared to last year.
But the average price for passengers paying to fly on American, United and Southwest has fallen by only $8.28, or 4%, to $181.11. Delta
Ever wonder what happens to the blood that you donate, or where the donations end up?
We decided to find out, by tracking the process, from the donor site to the hospital and all of the steps in between.
We start with Larry Burns, who is a regular blood donor for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. He says it's a routine that began years ago when he was working. He’s retired now, but still donates every time the Moline Donor Center calls.
“You make an appointment, so you don't have to wait. You’re in and out,” Burns said. He’s in and out within a half-hour.
We tagged h
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Stores have publicized the pre-sales, promotions and teaser ads all month ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year.
The good news for retailers is that shoppers are ready to spend 25% more this year than last year — or an average of $369 each. So says a survey from consulting firm Deloitte.
Reported: Man plants hilarious, fake Black Friday sale signs at Target
But enough about the experts. It all kicks off early Thursday morning. Wondering what’s open or where to snag a deal? Here’s our guide.
Hours: Open 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving
Niabi Zoo's giraffe, Mimi, died from a parasite infestation, which was diagnosed eight years ago.
Despite a sharp drop in agriculture and construction equipment sales, Deere & Co.'s aggressive cost-cutting measures have helped all its businesses remain "solidly profitable."
Millions of shoppers are expected to take advantage of Thanksgiving-weekend deals online or in stores this year.
Photoshop whiz, Jeff Wysaski, went the extra mile to add some extra, and fake Black Friday deals to the walls of his local Target.
His advertisements featured sections titled, "gifts they'll only use once" and "hot gifts for centaurs."
One of the "doorbuster" deals offered a tent with an angry opossum in it for just $24.99.
Last, but not least, the ad said that customers who spent $75 or more could get a free falcon. It also included a list of suggested falcon names. Check out the
Wish List trees and a special half-off price on adoptions are all part of the holidays for the animals at the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.
The wish list trees are on display through Christmas at SouthPark and NorthPark malls, where shoppers can select an ornament with a wish list item printed on it. Then the shopper buys the item and donates it to the shelter to help homeless animals.
The NorthPark Mall wish list tree is in the mall entrance by JCPenney and Hair by Stewarts. The SouthPark Mall wish list tree is located in the corridor outside of Dillard’s.
Wish list items include
FULTON, Ill. (KWQC) – It’s the season of lights and firefighters in Fulton, Ill. are making sure the town celebrates safely. According to the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, volunteer firefighters have been helping the chamber set up Christmas lights in the downtown business district.
With safety in mind, firefighters go through the lights checking to make sure they are in good repair. They change light bulbs, inspect the sockets and then help hang them onto the lamp posts.
This year, they got the decorations up just before the first snowstorm of the season by completing the job on Nov
MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – Another suspect has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Hotel Muscatine. According to the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office, police arrested 39-year-old Tiffany Michelle Williams of Muscatine on a charge of 1st degree robbery. She was identified in surveillance photos outside the hotel on the night of the robbery, which was Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
Earlier this week, police arrested 35-year-old Timothy Wadden of Muscatine on the same charge as Williams. Wadden is accused of using a handgun and demanding cash at the Hotel Muscatine on N.
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Working at Zap2it, one’s life becomes consumed and influenced by television. The holidays are no different.
As I was pulling together the recipes for this year’s turkey dinner I noticed just how many of them were printed out from the Food Network website. This was driven home as I made the shopping list accompanied by “Iron Chef America’s” Thanksgiving dinner battle.
So, in the spirit of holiday giving, we wanted to share with you our tried-and-true, never-fail turkey recipe, courtesy of Alton Brown and “Good Eats.”
AUSTIN (KXAN) – If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Such is the case with a seemingly legitimate coupon making the rounds before the biggest shopping day of the year.
According to The Consumerist, the ‘coupon’ started crawling across the Internet this month as people shared a link from grab-coupons.com. Others were sharing a link from holidayschristmas.com or Coupon-Christmas.com.
Target responding to question about coupon on Facebook
When a person visits the pages, they’re asked to share something from their Facebook or take a survey, which is the main purpose of the sca
With Black Friday, December gift shopping and winter travel, it’s easy to forget about another holiday cost: the price tag on a Thanksgiving dinner.
In 2015, average American families will spend $50.11 for their Thanksgiving spread. That’s more than twice as much as they spent in 1987, when a 10-person turkey dinner cost just $24.51, according to data from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The cost breakdown includes average prices for a dozen dishes, from sweet potatoes ($3.57 for three pounds) to green peas ($1.52 for one pound) to stuffing ($2.61 for 14 ounces). And a 16-pound frozen
The snow melt has definitely picked up the pace today and will continue to do so right through Thanksgiving Day before we pour in some much cooler air for the rest of the holiday weekend.
Highs climbed well into the 40s and 50s today and will remain steady for the rest of the night. Stiff breeze out of the south will be responsible for that and will also be the focal point for moisture to flow along it.
Some spots of drizzle or a few rain showers may be noticed overnight before the coverage picks up on Thanksgiving Day itself. Even though this will be the wettest day out of the whole holi
A longtime Silvis business is ready to celebrate a special Thanksgiving.
Anchor Lumber is recovering from a massive fire in August.
But now, the store is building for the future.
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 it's the sound of success in Silvis.
"It's a new beginning for all of us," said Operations Manager Rick Van Oteghem. "We're really grateful for that."
It's also the sound of survival this Thanksgiving at Anchor Lumber.
"It's everyone coming together as a family," said Floor Manager Matt Carter. "Nobody was laid off. Everybody worked."
This is a remarkable recovery from a devastat
DAVISON, Mich. — Jason and Rebecca Vannest spent more than a year trusting they made the right choice in selecting a day care for their son. Earlier this year, that trust was shattered.
According to a report by WNEM, the Vannests learned the horrible truth about the day care their 2-year-old son was attending in June.
After a long search for a day care center for their 2-year-old son William, they fell in love with the Rainbow Child Care Center in Davison, Mich. They believed everything was fine.
“I would often call and say he was a little upset at drop-off, is he doing OK now? Do
IOWA CITY — A 32-year-old man has been formally arrested on suspicion of multiple assaults earlier this month at the University of Iowa.UI Police say Adam Weinstein, of Iowa City, was arreste…
After a Muscatine man was arrested and charged, a woman also faces charges in connection with the armed robbery of a hotel in Muscatine, Iowa.
Surveillance cameras captured images inside and outside of the hotel, at 2915 N. Highway 61, when a man – armed with a handgun – robbed the hotel clerk around 10 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2015. Police also shared photos showing a woman on the grounds of the hotel near the time of the robbery.
Timothy Wadden 35, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, according to a statement from Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.
The day after h
Tanner Bortolazzo of Troop 662, Bettendorf, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
SPRINGFIELD — In a case that could have financial implications for school districts and cities across the state, the Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a tax break granted to …
Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says there’s currently no specific, credible intelligence that would indicate a potential terrorist plot in the U.S. during the holidays.
Obama says his administration is taking “every possible step” to keep the country safe. He says that if there were to be a credible threat, the public will be informed.
The president says it’s understandable that the public is worried that attacks like the ones in Paris this month could happen in the United States. But he’s encouraging people to go about their normal activities arou
QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – The holiday season and travel go hand in hand. And when you travel, you are always at the mercy of the weather. That’s why its important to have the best resources at fingertips, like the QCWeather app.
But, if you downloaded the app before last March and haven’t updated, it will no longer work. All you need to do is go to the app store, search “qcweather” and click “update” on the listing. It’s still free and you can take First Alert Weather Team wherever you go.
As always, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After meeting with his national security team, President Obama was scheduled to give a statement regarding homeland security at about 10:40 a.m. Central time.
Here is a look at how Deere & Co.'s divisions performed in the fourth quarter and the 2015 fiscal year as well as an outlook for 2016:
NEW YORK -- A newborn boy was left in the manger of an indoor nativity scene at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens on Monday afternoon, police say.
The baby boy was found around 1:30 p.m. inside Richmond Hill church, according to WPIX.
The custodian who found the infant told police the manger was empty when he left for lunch and when he returned, he heard a baby crying. That's when he found the baby wrapped in towels inside the manger. The baby's umbilical cord was still attached.
EMS transported the baby to Jamaica Hospital where he is listed in good condition. The police are looking
Hawkeye fans have their fingers crossed that the Sports Illustrated jinx is just urban legend, and not a real thing.
The last time Iowa was on the cover of Sports Illustrated was in 2009. They were 9-0 then, and earned their first loss of the season after that cover appearance.
Seeing them on the latest SI cover might bring back memories of Cubs fans, heartbroken when their team was featured on the cover in August, or the Cardinals when they also graced the cover that month.
RantSports called it “one of the biggest curses in the sports world,” saying “the SI Cover Jinx strikes and strike
In December, several originals will be added to the streaming service. “A Very Murray Christmas” and “Ridiculous 6,” a film from Adam Sandler, top the list of new arrivals.
“Batman Begins,” The Silence of the Lambs,” and “Dark Crystal” are among the movies leaving Netflix in December.
Here’s the full list:
Arriving on Netflix in December 2015
30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)
50 Shades of THEY, season 1
A Christmas Star (2015)
A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)
Worldwide net sales and revenue for Deere and Company dropped by 25% for the fourth quarter, according to an earnings report released on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
The report also showed that world wide net sales and revenue were down 20% for the entire year. The company blames the drop on a weakness for 'farm and construction equipment.' Net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 also dropped by about $300 million compared to this time last year.
"Sales and earnings for the year were the sixth-highest in company history, a notable achievement in light of the challenging market conditions w
Travelers can expect busier roads this year compared to last Thanksgiving.
According to a survey done by TripAdvisor, Thanksgiving holiday travel is up five percent compared to this time last year. The National Highway Administration said a better economy and cheaper gas prices are helping with the increased travel.
Law enforcement and TripAdvisor report the least busiest days to travel back and forth from your holiday destinations are Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
TripAdvisor said 62-percent of people surveyed plan to drive to their Thanksgiving destinations. 28-percent will leave on We
Moline-based Deere & Company reported today net income of $351.2 million, or $1.08 per share, for the fourth quarter ending Oct. 31, compared with $649.2 million, or $1.83 per share, for t…
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) Deere & Company released quarterly earnings Wednesday morning showing worldwide net sales and revenues have decreased 25 percent.
Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $351.2 million, or $1.08 per share, for the fourth quarter ended October 31, compared with $649.2 million, or $1.83 per share, for the same period of 2014.
Deere reports that “weakness in global markets for farm and construction equipment leads to decline in sales and earnings.”
Deere & Company stock closed Tuesday at $76.35.
The earnings report follows:
Here we are on the eve of another Thanksgiving holiday. While we’re all yearning for that turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and crescent rolls, The team on Good Morning Quad Cities is evenly split on whether it’s called stuffing or dressing?
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Heading west for the Thanksgiving holiday? You should be good to go if you're leaving today. But on Thanksgiving, there could be some slick travel on I-80, especially west of Iowa City. Southwestern Iowa is under a Winter Storm Watch in anticipation of some snowfall there on Thanksgiving.
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Here's a look at what areas will see a combination of freezing rain, sleet, rain, and snow. Cities affected: Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells, Prairie du Chien, Waterloo, Des Moines.
Here's where snow will accumulate on roadways. Cities affected: Wausau, La Crosse, Ro
The city of Davenport has shut down a downtown bar that's been the scene of violence and police calls for years.
Cherlyn Foster, who helped lead the startup of a new automotive production line at Alcoa Davenport Works, has been named among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by the …
A good Wednesday to all. Heading out of town for the long Thanksgiving weekend? Expect to see some fog and rain if you are hitting the road tonight or early Thanksgiving Day. Temperatures in …
The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer.
Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday night, at times numbering in the hundreds. There were a few tense moments, and at least two people were arrested. But the demonstrations dissipated in the early morning hours Wednesday with any reports of damage or injuries.
Protest groups are exp
Von Maur department store has a Thanksgiving tradition it holds dear: being closed for the holiday.
The police in our nation are under attack from many sources, including the Associated Press.
One of my favorite holiday classics is “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” I have a vivid image in my mind of how the Grinch, dressed as Santa Claus, steals all the presents and ornaments, the trees and stockings, and even all the food.
As an elected official, Gov. Bruce Rauner should know how Syrian refugees are allowed entry into the United States. Unlike the chaotic migration into Europe, immigrants coming here must go through an extensive screening process conducted by several U.S. agencies, including the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The screening of Syrian immigrants, the most rigorous performed on any travelers coming to the U.S., takes up to 24 months to complete.
As expected, the Rock Island County Board voted to raise our property taxes 16.8 percent. County administrator Dave Ross and some board members also are pushing for a referendum in 2016 to either raise sales taxes or property taxes. RICo schools may also try a referendum to raise our sales tax, the same sales tax which voters rejected three times.
The Princeton Players Community Theatre presents the “Cans Film Festival” from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Bolls Community Center, 428 River Drive, Princeton.
The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation Quarters One on Arsenal Island will host a Christmas Tea and Tour at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
Black Hawk College, Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, invites the community to join them for the fall Quad-Cities campus cleanup and seed planting from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Kirk Brown grew up poor in Detroit but went into the military and now works for Exelon’s Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station in Cordova.
The Quad-City Botanical Center invites the community for a holiday bus tour on Thursday, Dec. 10, for a day of shopping and sightseeing in historic Galena, Ill. The tour will also include a vi…
The Greater Quad-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is offering the Paul Lensmeyer Future Leaders scholarships to advance the Hispanic community. The scholarships are made possible by an Asce…
The City of Bettendorf Public Works department is extending the “no sticker required” yard waste collection through Friday, Dec. 4, because of recent heavy snowfall.
The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, recently awarded 22 area organizations with nearly $280,000 in grants for the Quad-Cities regio…
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The holiday season is a busy time for many and for some, that makes it difficult to get to the gym, but local trainers say it’s important to make fitness a priority this time of the year.
“This time of the year, it’s easy to get side-tracked as well, not get to the gym, not eat properly,” Mark Underwood, a personal trainer at the YMCA in Davenport, said.
And even though staying healthy during the holiday months is difficult, Underwood says it’s possible.
“I would definitely say, fall off the horse and then get back on as quic
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – As millions of Americans prepare to hit the road and the skies for the busiest travel season of the year, the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert. The alert doesn’t include travel within the United States, but it does warn Americans to be careful due to increased terrorist threats.
Meanwhile, just days before Thanksgiving, people going to and from the QCA are excited to head home.
“When I saw my cousins are all getting together, I’m like, I’m coming,” Washington resident Mary Lauver said. “I’m coming
Davenport leaders say city crews did a great job handling the first snowfall of 2015, but drivers could have done better.
Davenport officials issued around 800 tickets over the weekend to cars parked along posted snow routes during the snow emergency.
Public Works crews say they need cars off the street so the plows can get through.
"There's some areas that we just cannot get down through. The plows do not fit between the parked cars. We have, in some areas, an inch between each side; we don't wanna hit a car. If it's that unsafe, I told the plows not to even plow the street," said Eric Longl
It's a magical time of year. Christmas is only weeks away, and for Amy Trimble, this season the past three years has taken on a bigger purpose.
She's taken the lead in a special program, Operation Toy Soldier. People can stop in to WaterMark or the Trimble Funeral Home and drop off a new toy, which will go right to the family of a local active duty soldier.
"When you see the Army sergeants with all the toys spread out and their lists of all the active duty soldiers that have families and they go through their lists, at one point they really are in awe that we have all these toys to give," Tri
QUAD CITIES, Ia/Ill. (KWQC) – ‘Tis the season of giving. You probably already know about holiday donation programs like the “Angel Tree” for children and “Be a Santa to a Senior.” There’s also one for animals that are less fortunate.
The Quad City Animal Welfare Center set up its wishlist tree yesterday at NorthPark Mall in Davenport. Each ornament has an item the shelter needs like dog and cat food, litter, toys, and cleaning supplies. Shelter staffers say these donations help get them through the year.
“Toys and treats and kongs and the lit
Scary reports are popping up about a potentially deadly bug making its way to half of the states in the continental United States of America.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that people have seen the “Kissing Bug” across the Southeast. The bug, also known as the “silent killer,” is not inherently dangerous. But when the bug bites, beware of what comes next.
Jack Lockwood with Columbus Public Health Department says the “Kissing Bug” usually excretes after biting. The feces contain a parasite that carries Chagas, a disease that can kill if left untreated. Lock
Seasonal help is hired. Inventories are full. Shoppers have their plans. The unofficial kickoff to the 2015 holiday shopping season gets under way Thanksgiving Day, followed by the traditional…
Although the big box retailers and the malls have traditionally owned Black Friday, the day also has been an important holiday sales kick-off for small specialty shops.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWQC) – The Iowa Hawkeyes are off to an 11-0 start to the season, the best in school history. The Hawkeyes have been rewarded by the College Football Playoff Committee coming in this week’s rankings at #4.
Iowa has already clinched a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. Who they will play is still undecided, but the game in Indianapolis on Decmeber 5th is shaping up to be a win and get into the four team playoff.
Iowa was stuck at the fifth spot for the past two weeks in the rankings, but with Ohio State losing to Michigan State the door was opened up for the H
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – It’s a leading cause of death claiming the lives of more young people across the county.
Thirty people in Rock Island County took their own lives last year and there are 15 so far this year. Over the past 6 years, the county coroner’s numbers show 119 suicides.
A local couple is trying to make a dent in those rising statistics by raising awareness about suicide and telling their story.
In the last 16 years since Dawn and Brad Knutson’s son Jeff took his life, talking openly about suicide has become more widely accepted.
But, the Knutson’
Chicago officials have released the entire dash cam video of a police officer fatally shooting a black teenager. The officer has been charged with first-degree murder.
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CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, a day before the deadline for the city to release a video of the killing that many people fear could s
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Troopers were busy during the first winter storm of the season. Illinois State Police Dist. 7 in East Moline just released the number of calls troopers responded to during the weekend storm that dumped 9.9 inches of snow on the Quad Cities.
From 8:30 Friday night through 8:30 Saturday night, troopers responded to assist 79 motorists, 13 property damage crashes and one crash with injuries.
ISP says some vehicles stranded on the roadway due to mechanical issues, but the majority were driving too fast for conditions, lost control and wound up in the ditch.
A Quad City company is trying something new for the holidays this year by bringing local flavors together under one lid.
Arc of the Quad Cities in Rock Island is making holiday gift baskets for the first time. The plain white packages look ordinary on the outside. But on the inside sits a mouthwatering mix.
“These I found at the farmer's market and they are outstanding products,” said Joe Kettering, Arc Industries Sales and Marketing Manager.
You get a choice depending on whether you want sweet flavors like caramel corn and honey, or spicy sauces for those who prefer a little heat. The bo
An Aledo, Illinois mom is pushing for more awareness, detection, and treatment for soldiers exposed to toxic burn pits used in Iraq; pits that she believes poisoned her soldier son and caused his deadly cancer.
"It's sad, it's just so sad and there's more and more of them passing away becoming ill. Every single day," said Joan Wells; she lost her son Sgt. Jeff Wells in August of 2015.
"He had a lump come up on his arm right here in July of last year. He went to the VA hospital in August 2014, and they had no clue what it was," she said.
Jean says Sgt. Wells was bounced around by the Veter
UPDATE: Fire Marshal Mike Hayman has identified victim of Tuesday morning’s fire as 67-year-old Ronald Farrell.
Chief Hayman says the fire started in the living room of the apartment where the victim was found. The preliminary cause appears accidental, but the fire remains under investigation.
Fire officials say the fire started in the living room of the apartment. They could not comment on where the man was found deceased.
The victim of the fire is a 67-year-old man. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family. The cause of his death is pen
The longtime star of “Bonanza” and “All My Children” legend David Canary died of natural causes earlier this month, according to an obituary from his family.
Canary died at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, Connecticut, on November 16. He was 77 years old.
Canary’s life could have taken a far different path — the Denver Broncos gave him an offer that he turned down to pursue acting. He appeared in multiple Broadway productions before serving in the Army for two years. After his stint in the military, Canary headed west and landed a gig acting alongside Paul Newman in “Ho
BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – Burlington detectives received information of possible child pornography occurring in the Burlington area in February, 2015. Information during the investigation led the Burlington Police Department to conduct a search warrant in Fort Madison with the Fort Madison Police Department.
During a search warrant on November 17, 2015, items were seized and submitted to the FBI for examination of child pornography. Examination by FBI personnel revealed child pornography and issued an arrest warrant for Scottie O’neal McDuffie, 28, of Bonaparte, Iowa.
A Rock Island teenager, accused in a deadly street racing crash that killed two people, was driving at speeds up to 110 miles per hour down a busy Davenport shopping corridor on a Sunday afternoon.
The 17-year-old is being tried as a juvenile right now, but Scott County prosecutors were in court on Tuesday,November 2, 2015, to try and persuade Judge Mark Fowler to bump the case up to adult court.
The teen is charged with homicide by vehicle and drag racing. Police say he and a 37-year-old man, Tim Bell of Davenport, were racing down Kimberly Road near Walmart when they crashed into another c
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way into more than half of the United States.
The bug, also known as the triatomine bug, has been reported in several states. The bugs typically feed on the blood of mammals, including humans and pets, biting them in the lip area.
If the bug is infected with parasites and defecates in the wound, it can lead to Chagas disease, which can be fatal if not treated.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, rash, diarrhea, and vomiting. It can also cause heart failure and intestinal damage.
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Three months after she passed away, zoo officials say Mimi, the female giraffe, died of a parasite she had for years.
Mimi died at about 1 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois, after zoo staff noticed she was having possible digestive troubles. The necropsy was scheduled at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
Now, zoo officials say Mimi was infected with the “most pathogenic parasite” that strikes large ruminants, or large animals that chew cud. Mimi’s infection with the Haemonchus contortus parasite was actually discov