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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

WQAD.com LogoRock Island Arsenal to fire cannon between 3:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Friday

Rock Island Arsenal to fire cannon between 3:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Friday

Don’t be alarmed if you hear an explosion coming from the Arsenal on Friday, March 31, 2017. A cannon will be fired between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., according to Arsenal spokesman Eric Cramer.  The cannon fire is part of a retirement ceremony for Army Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Lance Koenig. More news from the Rock Island Arsenal:  General warns that Rock Island Arsenal needs predictable and consistent funding  Rock Island Arsenal announces $60 million housing project   …

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Dreary afternoon, sentencing in cop car ramming and cowboy ballet

Noon update: Dreary afternoon, sentencing in cop car ramming and cowboy ballet

WQAD.com LogoShark washes onto street in Australia during cyclone

Shark washes onto street in Australia during cyclone

QUEENSLAND, Australia – Some Queenslanders didn’t take police warnings to stay out of flood waters very seriously — until a bull shark washed up in the street. Northeastern Australia is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, which swept across the Queensland coast on Tuesday, causing widespread damage with winds up to 114 mph. It has since been downgraded to a low pressure system but is still moving slowly down the eastern coast, dumping many inches of rain. No deaths have been recorded so far, but areas of southeast Queensland have been hit with extensive flood…

Quad-City Times LogoBallet dancers trade tutus for cowboy hats in 'The Wild, Wild West'

Ballet dancers trade tutus for cowboy hats in 'The Wild, Wild West'

It's not often you see ballet dancers wearing cowboy hats and plaid shirts.

WQAD.com LogoChef Scott: Pigs in a Blanket

Chef Scott: Pigs in a Blanket

BETTENDORF, Iowa – We're always looking for ways to serve pork.    And sometimes the best recipes are from close to home. "I've got a great one that my mom taught me years ago", says Chef Brad Scott, director of Scott Community College's Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. "Let's get started." 1. Trim the fat from a center cut of pork loin 2. Pound the pork slice with a mallet until it's thin 3. Season the pork with pepper and garlic (no salt) 4. In a hot skillet, add 3 tbsp chef's butter (50/50 combination of butter and margarine) 5. Add 1 cup of Italian sausage to the …

WQAD.com Logo9 of the best reasons this gloomy weather is actually a good thing

9 of the best reasons this gloomy weather is actually a good thing

Today is the seventh day in a row with cloudy, rainy weather in the Quad Cities. If it rains at some point tomorrow, this will be the gloomiest stretch of days since June 2015! That’s how long it’s been since we’ve had eight days in a row. Because it’s been so drab and dreary, we decided to ask if there’s a silver lining. Sure enough, there is! Here are the nine best submissions that we got. 9. It is good weather to get stuff done around your house! (Unless that’s getting out the wet vac in the basement.) Betty McKenna says “I like to clean closets on…

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg High School Senior To Run For School Board

Galesburg High School Senior To Run For School Board

GALESBURG, Illinois – 18 year-old senior Isaiah Harlan will be running for a school board position on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. According to the Knox County Tea Party, Harlan, a senior at Galesburg High School, is looking to bring ”fresh ideas and an unbiased view to the Galesburg, IL school board.” Harlan’s father, Republican Congressional Candidate Patrick Harlan, lost the 2016 election to current Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Four years ago, Isaiah, was an intern for former Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling, who tried defeating Bustos after she took his seat in 201…

WQAD.com LogoWoman stabbed 32 times by ex-boyfriend marries first responder who rescued her

Woman stabbed 32 times by ex-boyfriend marries first responder who rescued her

TAMPA, Fla. — When Melissa Dohme Hill was 20 years old, she received a call from her high school ex-boyfriend asking to meet up one last time to gain closure. When she arrived, he pulled out a switchblade, stabbed her 32 times and left her bleeding by the side of the road. She would have died there had it not been for Cameron Hill who was one of the first paramedics to arrive. Five years later, the two are married. “I would never want to go through the horrific attack again, but with where I am today, I wouldn’t change it,” Dohme Hill told CNN. “I would have …

WQAD.com LogoHouse approves bill to force public release of EPA science

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting the way officials use science to develop new regulations. A bill approved Wednesday by the GOP-controlled House would require that data used to support new regulations to protect human health and the environment be released to the public. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said “the days of ‘trust me’ science are over,” adding that the House bill would restore confidence in the EPA’s decision-making process. Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty and other Democrats sa…

WQAD.com LogoGalesburg Superintendent: What We Learned from ’14 Strike

Galesburg Superintendent: What We Learned from ’14 Strike

GALESBURG, Illinois – The teacher strike during the summer of 2014 has had a lasting impact on the school district in the city, according to Superintendent Ralph Grimm. Grimm, who will retire this summer, was our guest on Good Morning Quad Cities’ ‘Breakfast With…’ Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Innkeepers Coffee in the city. Click here to watch a replay of Superintendent Grimm live on Facebook with Eric Sorensen, right after GMQC. Grimm says the school board and the teacher’s union have both learned how to be better communicators. He also hopes the district …

WQAD.com LogoGMQC Today: Strange Shoes, The App We All Need, & Eric’s Love For Baked Goods

GMQC Today: Strange Shoes, The App We All Need, & Eric’s Love For Baked Goods

If you didn’t watch Good Morning Quad Cities on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, here’s what you missed: Angie loves high heels. She really does. She wears them every day because Jonathan is about a foot taller than her (that’s why she has to stand on a box whenever they’re standing next to each other). However, she doesn’t think you should have to deal with the aches and pains of them until your age is in the double digits. That’s why she’s against these (plus the new menu item at Starbucks that may help cure the common cold): Meanwhile, we discovered an …

WQAD.com Logo911 call released after Oklahoma man fatally shoots three teen intruders

911 call released after Oklahoma man fatally shoots three teen intruders

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Authorities have released audio of a man's 911 call during a home invasion in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, that left three teens dead and a female suspect facing charges. Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday, police say the three suspects, dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves, broke into the house through a back door. However, they did not know that a young man was home at the time. Officials say the homeowner's 23-year-old son, identified as Zach Peters, killed all three teens with an AR-15 before barricading himself inside his bedroom. During the 911 call, w…

WQAD.com LogoAttack survivor finally gets to attend prom after sweet ‘prom-posal’

Attack survivor finally gets to attend prom after sweet ‘prom-posal’

VALRICO, Fla. -- A woman who survived a brutal attack that left her paralyzed and unable to attend her high school prom is finally getting her chance to go. Queena Phu was the victim of an attack and sexual assault outside the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in Valrico, Fla., in 2008. The attack left her paralyzed and unable to speak. She was a senior in high school at the time and only one week from her senior prom. "She already had her prom dress bought and her hair and makeup appointments scheduled and a limo booked," her sister Anna Donato told ABC News. Now, Phu is going to prom af…

WQAD.com LogoNursing shortage causing children to stay in hospitals longer than needed

Nursing shortage causing children to stay in hospitals longer than needed

MOLINE, Illinois – A critical shortage of nurses in Illinois is causing children with lifetime needs to stay in the hospital longer than they need to. According the Pam Kelly with Preferred Home Healthcare in Galva off 945 S.E. 2nd, there are not enough nurses to go around between hospitals, hospice and in home healthcare. “Imagine as a grandparent or parent and seeing a child on a tracheotomy and you cannot touch them because they are in an ICU unit and you can't visit them on a daily basis. It’s not right,” said Kelly. The pediatric population Preferred serves have chronic lifetime …

WQAD.com LogoPython swallows Indonesian man whole, graphic video shows body being found

Python swallows Indonesian man whole, graphic video shows body being found

The reticulated python, with a body inside. (West Sulawesi Police) SULAWESI, Indonesia – The body of a 25-year-old man who vanished in a remote village in Indonesia has been found—in the belly of a 23-foot-long snake. Father of two Akbar Salubiro had gone to harvest palm oil on his family’s plantation on the island of Sulawesi on Sunday when villagers “heard cries from the palm grove,” a village secretary tells the Jakarta Post. A search party found scattered fruit, a tool, and a boot, before coming across a bloated reticulated python, reports the AP. A video of the subse…

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Blaser’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

The Pledge from Mrs. Blaser’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

MONMOUTH, Illinois — Second graders in Mrs. Blaser's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Monmouth United West Elementary Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Antique tractors, bottle returns and more rain

Rick's Six: Antique tractors, bottle returns and more rain

1. Rain, rain won't stay away…

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Springtime stroll set April 29

The 42nd annual Stroll Through Springtime will be Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. until noon at Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. The event is free and appropriate for all ages, and participants can choose……

Quad-City Times LogoDocumentary screening celebrates 'Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6'

Documentary screening celebrates 'Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6'

The Scott County Library -- Eldridge Branch, will host a free, one-hour screening of the award-winning "River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6" documentary by Emmy nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m.

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Nominate a community champion through Nation of Neighbors

Members of Royal Neighbors, one of the largest women-led life insurers in the nation, have the opportunity to submit a nomination now for the 2017 Nation of Neighbors Program through June 15.

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Public relations workshop set for April 13

The PR Network of the Quad-Cities invites current members, non-members, students, and marketing, public relations and advertising professionals of all career levels to attend the Half Day Workshop on Thursday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the iWireless……

WQAD.com LogoMental health tax on the ballot for Knox County voters

Mental health tax on the ballot for Knox County voters

GALESBURG, Illinois-- That's Hannah Bradburn and her best friend Mallory. The two are supposed to be helping Hannah's mom at work, but laughter is contagious when they're together. It's like that with all the friends Hannah meets at a summer camp in Knox County for people with disabilities. "She has some cognitive disabilities, so anything related to normal school type stuff has always been a challenge for her," says Hannah's mom Denise Bradburn. Hannah's mom worries if a new Knox County tax isn't passed, services Hannah utilizes will be eliminated because of insufficient funding. But by voti…

Quad-Cities Online LogoAll three eagle eggs have hatched

All three eagle eggs have hatched

DAVENPORT -- All three eggs in the nest of Arconic eagles Liberty and Justice have now hatched.

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As Moline makes case for water agreement, CV trustees have 'a lot to chew on'

COAL VALLEY -- Trustees on Wednesday heard Moline city officials make their best pitch for why the village should allow Moline to take ownership of their water system and in turn, supply water and sewer services to Coal Valley.

WQAD.com LogoViking Cruises Mississippi tour in Davenport delayed by federal law

Viking Cruises Mississippi tour in Davenport delayed by federal law

DAVENPORT, Iowa - It was this year the European-based company, Viking Cruises was set to dock in Davenport as part of the company's Mississippi River tour. That plan may have run into a problem. Viking Cruises, based in Switzerland was set to expand to the U.S with Mississippi River cruises this year. It would launch in New Orleans and dock in Davenport 19 times a year. However, it's unclear if the company can dock in the U.S at all. "They`ve said don`t plan on anything right now because there`s still work to be done, there`s no boats that have been built, there`s no routes or anything that h…

WQAD.com LogoIvanka Trump to formally join Trump administration as an adviser to the president

Ivanka Trump to formally join Trump administration as an adviser to the president

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Ivanka Trump is changing course, officially taking a position in her father’s administration. The first daughter will become a government employee in the coming days, according to the White House. President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter will be working in the West Wing as an unpaid employee. In a statement, Ivanka Trump explained, “I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject…

WQAD.com Logo12 people killed when church bus and pickup truck collide

12 people killed when church bus and pickup truck collide

Watch Video UVALDE, Texas– A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. The accident happened around 12:30 PM Wednesday, March 29th on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, just 75 miles west of San Antonio. Sergeant Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety says all 12 people killed were riding in the church van, which was carrying 14 passengers in total. All were seniors, and members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas. The two survivors on the church bus were tak…

Quad-Cities Online LogoRock Island County budget holding steady, but cuts coming in 2018

Rock Island County budget holding steady, but cuts coming in 2018

ROCK ISLAND -- Through the first quarter of the fiscal year, Rock Island County's austerity budget is on track with no further cuts planned, county administrator Dave Ross told the county board's budget committee on Wednesday.

Quad-Cities Online LogoFour-star general says 'consistent' funding key for RIA

Four-star general says 'consistent' funding key for RIA

DAVENPORT -- The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command said Wednesday the Rock Island Arsenal plays a key role in the nation's military defense, adding "predictable and consistent funding" will allow the arsenal to maintain its roughly 6,500……

WVIK LogoBettendorf Considers Changing Downtown Streets

Bettendorf Considers Changing Downtown Streets

Bettendorf is studying a possible re-alignment of its downtown streets. City officials held an open house this week on changes under consideration for Grant and State streets to help encourage business and re-develop downtown.

Quad-Cities Online LogoAgeless iron auction features 400 tractors this weekend

Ageless iron auction features 400 tractors this weekend

DAVENPORT -- More than 400 vintage tractors will be auctioned off Friday and Saturday at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in what promoters claim is the world's largest auction of its kind.

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Safeguards in place for student data despite anti-immigration fears

The topic of sanctuary school status may not be on any of the Quad-Cities school districts' agendas, but many of the data protection safeguards school districts across the country are reinforcing already exist locally.

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Rockridge goals sessions start March 30

EDGINGTON -- Students in grades prekindergarten – fifth grade in the Rockridge School district went home recently with invitations to community meetings called “Vision Work.”…

WVIK Logo'The Gallery Gap' Episode 4: #5WomenArtists

'The Gallery Gap' Episode 4: #5WomenArtists

The Gallery Gap launched in March in recognition of National Women’s History Month. Women artists are not the sole focus of this podcast, but they have certainly been the primary focus of this month’s episodes. To wrap up Women's History Month, Claire and Melissa play a game called #5WomenArtists.

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Today in history for Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today is Thursday, March 30, the 87th day of 2017. There are 276 days left in the year.

Quad-City Times Logo1938 'Comfortractor' headlines Davenport antique tractor auction

1938 'Comfortractor' headlines Davenport antique tractor auction

This week, tractor enthusiasts will get a chance to bid on an interesting piece of agriculture history. Among the more than 400 tractors up for auction Thursday to Saturday at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds is a 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX.

WQAD.com LogoRemembrance ceremony in East Moline honor troops killed in Vietnam War

Remembrance ceremony in East Moline honor troops killed in Vietnam War

EAST MOLINE, Illinois--  In East Moline people gathered to remember the fallen and those who served in the Vietnam War. "It's an event for us to come together in honor of our brothers who've died in combat in Vietnam," says Terry Lynch from Chapter 299 of the Vietnam Veterans for America (VVA). March 29th is the official date for Vietnam Veterans day declared by former President Obama back in 2005. At that time it was only an act of congress, and President donald trump signed the bill in 2017 to make it a permanent day of remembrance. And on that day in 1973 was when the last U.S combat …

WQAD.com LogoHealth centers team up to create better access for mental health and substance abuse services

Health centers team up to create better access for mental health and substance abuse services

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-- The Robert Young Center and the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services (CADS) are partnering up to give easier access to resources for their patients. "The opportunity to affiliate gives us the ability to really combine our resources, combine our expertise to better meet the needs of the quad city community," says Dennis Duke," President of the Robert Young Center. Both centers agree the partnership will give an opportunity to develop better care for those dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. "People want to have those needs met. And when they're i…

WVIK LogoMoliners Brace for Deere Road Project

Moliners Brace for Deere Road Project

Local drivers expect delays and some confusion as crews start widening John Deere Road in Moline. But they also look forward to less congestion and faster trips after the work is done in two years. Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Transportation held a open house to answer questions about the $51 million project. John Wegmeyer, Project Implementation Engineer, says one goal of the plan is to minimize inconveniences. That's why the IDOT built an overpass at 38th Street a couple of years ago and worked on the 41st Street intersection to keep traffic flowing in that area. One lane will be ad…

WQAD.com LogoTrump’s border wall may be built on Mexican land

Trump’s border wall may be built on Mexican land

Multiple layers of steel walls, fences, razor wire and other barricades are viewed from the United States side of the of the US-Mexico border on January 26, 2017 in San Ysidro, Calif. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images) By Meg Wagner No wall in the middle of the Rio Grande Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday implied that President Donald Trump’s promised border wall could be built on Mexican soil — but the White House is still scrabbling to find funding for the project. In a Tuesday speech to the Public Land Council in Washington, Zinke said the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall — proje…

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Vietnam Veterans Day

Dozens of people gathered Wednesday to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. A VFW Post in East Moline hosted the annual Vietnam Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony.

WQAD.com LogoPolice: Person possibly responsible for online threat to McDonough County in custody

Police: Person possibly responsible for online threat to McDonough County in custody

MACOMB, Illinois — Police arrested a man and charged him with generating a threat of a mass shooting in McDonough County on Wednesday, March 29. Kevin C. Corridon, 26, of Macomb has been charged with felony disorderly conduct after being arrested at his home in the 100 block of North Side Square around 10:40 a.m. The arrest took place without incident and no weapons were found within the residence, police said. The investigation into Corridon began after the FBI contacted the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office and local police to let them know “about a threat of a mass shoot…

WQAD.com LogoElementary students in Burlington rally around third grader with cancer

Elementary students in Burlington rally around third grader with cancer

BURLINGTON, Iowa - Lilly Timmerman, a 9-year-old from Burlington, is battling acute myeloid leukemia. "I think it was quite a shock to Lilly because she was here for all our parties leading up to Christmas and then all of a sudden Christmas break came and things just took a huge turn, that nobody was really ready for," said Jaimee Sparrow, Lilly's teacher. Lilly's fellow third graders at North Hill Elementary are fighting with her. "I'd give her health so she wouldn't be sick anymore," said classmate Patience Wesley. Lilly's favorite color - purple - is worn by her class with a little messag…

WQAD.com LogoState lawmakers could squash Lee County minimum wage hike

State lawmakers could squash Lee County minimum wage hike

FORT MADISON, Iowa -- Leaders in Lee County, Iowa, have voted to raise the county's minimum wage, but state lawmakers could squash the hike before it even takes effect. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Lee County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance raising the minimum wage to $8.20 an hour. The county's current minimum wage is $7.25. "We have a lot of folks that are disadvantaged in Lee County, and hopefully this will help them by receiving a few more dollars each pay period," said Rick Larkin, chair of the Board of Supervisors. The increase is scheduled to go into effect on May 1, 2017. …

WQAD.com LogoOne dead, two arrested in officer involved shooting in northwest Illinois

One dead, two arrested in officer involved shooting in northwest Illinois

STOCKTON, Illinois -- One man is dead and two others have been placed in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Stockton, which is located in Jo Daviess County about halfway between Galena and Rockford. Rockford ABC affiliate WTVO reports that a call came in at around noon for a suspicious vehicle in a Stockton neighborhood near the intersection of Front Ave. and Blackhawk Drive. Police say when they arrived, one of the men pulled a gun and began firing. Police returned fire, killing him at the scene. The two other men were taken into custody and police say they are complying with…

WQAD.com LogoWho and what is up for election on April 4th

Who and what is up for election on April 4th

Election Day is quickly approaching. Consolidated elections will take place all around the Quad Cities region on Tuesday, April 4. Click here to find information on Early Voting. Here are the mayors, village presidents, village mayors, school board candidates, and referendums on the ballot: BUREAU COUNTY: Peru Mayor Scott Harl Jim Giordano Rodney Perez Tiskilwa Village President Steve McHenry Charles Philhower Increase Princeton Elementary Spending Rate Yes No $17 Million Bureau Valley School Bond Yes No   CARROLL COUNTY: Lanark Mayor Ken Viglietta Thomas Kocal Savanna Mayor Ga…

WQAD.com LogoAnother driver called 9-1-1 to report near miss with motorist going the wrong way down interstate

Another driver called 9-1-1 to report near miss with motorist going the wrong way down interstate

STERLING, Illinois - Minutes before a head-on crash on Interstate 88, a motorist called 9-1-1 to report a near-miss with a car headed the wrong way on the interstate. "I noticed headlights coming straight for me. I thought, this can't be real," said Lisa Fox, of Port Byron. Fox was en route to her job in Sterling just before 5 in the morning on Wednesday, when she saw the oncoming car headed her way near mile marker 19 near the Erie exit. "By the grace of God, I got over in time and I'm here," she said. Fox relayed the information to a 9-1-1 dispatcher, who told her to stay on the line. "And …

WVIK LogoThe Arsenal and Army Need Predictable Consistent Funding

The Arsenal and Army Need Predictable Consistent Funding

The Rock Island Arsenal will survive and thrive if the Army gets dependable, long-term funding. That was the message Wednesday from General Gus Perna, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command.

WQAD.com LogoThe rest of the month will be a soggy mess

The rest of the month will be a soggy mess

It’s been feeling more like the Pacific Northwest these past few days! More rain and possibly a few storms will pass through this Wednesday night with lows only in the mid 40s. We still could see some gusts over 25 mph. The cool rain will extend into Thursday with highs struggling to get into the upper 40s around the Quad Cities. We’re expecting the rain to continue through Thursday night into Friday morning. Once it’s all said and done, some areas may have picked up 1-2″. Thankfully, Friday afternoon will be dry with highs staying in the upper 40s. Some sunshine finall…

WQAD.com LogoGeneral warns that Rock Island Arsenal needs predictable and consistent funding

General warns that Rock Island Arsenal needs predictable and consistent funding

DAVENPORT -- A four-star general warns that short-term budgets and sequestration will severely impact military readiness. "We need to have predictable and consistent funding," said Gen. Gus Perna, during a session with reporters on Wednesday, March 29. Gen. Perna commands a global organization worth $50 billion, plus 120,000 military and civilian employees around the world. A chunk of that work takes place at the Rock Island Arsenal. "I will ensure that the workload that we need to do to maintain equipment readiness will go to the right spots," he said.  "Rock Island plays a very important p…

WQAD.com LogoVictim identified in Stark County fatal crash

Victim identified in Stark County fatal crash

TOULON, Illinois — Authorities have identified the teen who was killed in a two vehicle collision between a truck hauling fertilizer and a car near Toulon on Monday, March 27 as 16-year-old Bradon H. Ely of rural West Jersey. According to police, Ely was the driver and only occupant of the car. Ely’s car collided with a semi-truck driven by Craig Betcher at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 78 just before 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Betcher sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital. Both Ely’s car and the semi ended up in ditches along Route 78…

WQAD.com LogoCheri Bustos pushes for ‘a real investigation’ into Trump’s ties with Russia

Cheri Bustos pushes for ‘a real investigation’ into Trump’s ties with Russia

Representative of Illinois’ 17th District, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos pushed for “a real investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin.” Her quick statement was presented to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  She insisted that President Trump is distracting the American people, and that “sooner or later, the truth will come out.” The White House has insisted there’s no evidence suggesting the Trump campaign improperly communicated with Russia, according to a report from CNN. “How many peopl…

WQAD.com Logo15 felony charges filed against duo who secretly taped Planned Parenthood officials

15 felony charges filed against duo who secretly taped Planned Parenthood officials

David Daleiden, accused of recording Planned Parenthood officials without their consent, arrives in court on Feb. 4, 2016 in Houston, where he faced an indictment on a misdemeanor count of purchasing human organs. (Eric Kayne/Getty Images) By Ese Olumhense Pair used ‘manufactured identities’ Prosecutors in California issued arrest warrants on Tuesday for the two anti-abortion activists who secretly taped and later published conversations with more than a dozen Planned Parenthood health care providers. Fifteen felony counts were filed against David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merrit…

WQAD.com LogoCongress signs law killing internet privacy

Congress signs law killing internet privacy

An employee types on a computer keyboard. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) By Meg Wagner Next stop: Trump’s desk The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to kill a set of internet privacy rules, paving the way for service providers to share and sell their customers’ sensitive information — including everything from browsing histories and financial records to information on children. The bill to repeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations passed 215-205, with 15 Republicans joining the 190 Democrats who voted against it. It passed in the Senate last week…

Quad-City Times LogoNoon update: Rain, Raccoon motel, eaglet No. 3 and head-on crash

Noon update: Rain, Raccoon motel, eaglet No. 3 and head-on crash

Quad-City Times LogoRenew Moline CEO stepping down

Renew Moline CEO stepping down

After leading Renew Moline for the past six years, Janet Mathis has tendered her resignation as the organization's CEO and president, effective May 8.

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Davenport alums to perform benefit concert

DAVENPORT -- David Tahere and Claire Kuttler have fond memories of Davenport West High School, which helped propel them to musical careers.

WQAD.com LogoWatch LIVE: April the Giraffe’s development continues before birth

Watch LIVE: April the Giraffe’s development continues before birth

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park said Tuesday night that April the Giraffe’s pregnancy continues to progress, as her mammary development has increased again since Tuesday morning. Zookeepers said Tuesday that the giraffe’s udders were developing before birth. This is April’s fourth calf, and the first for her 5-year-old mate Oliver. April has developed a following since the zoo initially began live streaming her preparing to give birth on Feb. 23. Hundreds of thousands of people check the stream daily to see if April has given birth. For more stories about p…

Quad-City Times LogoFrom eyesore to destination spot: Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel opens Thursday

From eyesore to destination spot: Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel opens Thursday

You could say Dan Bush and Sean Moeller have a lot going on.

WQAD.com LogoThird and final egg hatches in Arconic eagle nest

Third and final egg hatches in Arconic eagle nest

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment DAVENPORT — The eagle nest at Arconic is officially filled! Eaglet No. 3 came into the world on Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017.  Arconic is calling the official hatch time 7 p.m. The first eaglet hatched on Thursday afternoon, March 23 and the second hatched on Saturday, March 25. Arconic eagles, Liberty and Justice, laid their first egg on Valentines Day, February 14, 2017.  Eagle watchers suspected that the second and third eggs were laid between February 17 and February 21. You can watch the eagles in action on live camera…

WQAD.com LogoReports of ‘metal objects’ in breaded chicken prompt nationwide recall

Reports of ‘metal objects’ in breaded chicken prompt nationwide recall

WASHINGTON – An Oklahoma company is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of chicken over concerns that the meat might be contaminated. OK Food, Inc. has recalled roughly 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products after a handful of consumers reported finding metal objects inside, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Service Inspection Services. The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between Dec. 19, 2016, and March 7 for nationwide sale, the federal agency announced on its website last Thursday. The issue was discovered on March 21 when the Oklahoma…

WQAD.com LogoBeauty experts warn of charcoal face mask trend

Beauty experts warn of charcoal face mask trend

INDIANAPOLIS – It's a viral trend that promises smooth, radiant skin, but beauty experts say using charcoal masks isn't the way to get a spring glow. Beauty bloggers and people who just want to see if the black, adhesive masks really work are sharing their experiences online. In many of the videos, smiles and speculation about what might happen give way to screams when the person tries to remove the mask after the roughly 30-minute drying period. Some said they even lost portions of their eyebrows. "I knew (the trend) was going to take off really fast because people are always looking…

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Update: Third eaglet in nest of Liberty and Justice

Update: The third eaglet in the nest of Liberty and Justice, which began hatching Tuesday evening, is out of the egg this morning.

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Little girl sees officer eating alone, joins him for ‘best dinner date ever’

HINGHAM, Mass. – Touching surveillance footage from a Massachusetts Panera Bread store shows a young girl befriending a police officer who was eating alone. “When a new 4 year old friend we just met wants to sit with us on a dinner break,” the Hingham Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “A very adorable and very outgoing Lillian with Sgt. Steven Dearth having the best dinner date ever.” In a later post, featuring a photo of the duo, the Hingham Police Department wrote, “It means a lot to Police Officers when people say hi, especially when children ap…

Quad-City Times LogoMidAmerican encourages customers behind on bills to call utility

MidAmerican encourages customers behind on bills to call utility

DES MOINES — The winter moratorium which prevents low-income eligible customers from being disconnected for non-payment ends Saturday.

WQAD.com LogoRain expected off and on through Friday

Rain expected off and on through Friday

Get ready for another soggy day, Quad Cities. Rain will begin this morning and last on and off straight into Friday. The heaviest rainfall will come between 6pm tonight and 6am Thursday morning when more than an inch of rain is forecast. Our latest computer models show much of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois receiving 2-4 inches of rainfall. If that came down all at once, we would be talking about flash flood potential. However, this will be tolerated by waterways and ditches. Severe weather will be widespread again today across the Southern Plains but will stay south of us in Missouri tod…

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Ms. Cano’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

The Pledge from Ms. Cano’s class at Monmouth United West Elementary

MONMOUTH, Illinois — Second graders in Ms. Cano's class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Monmouth United West Elementary Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge …

Quad-City Times LogoRick's Six: Soggy days, street realignment, child porn and stolen vehicles

Rick's Six: Soggy days, street realignment, child porn and stolen vehicles

1. Get ready for some wet weather…

WQAD.com LogoDriver heading wrong way on I-88 leads to head-on crash near Hillsdale

Driver heading wrong way on I-88 leads to head-on crash near Hillsdale

HILLSDALE, Illinois -- Two cars got into a head-on collision when a driver was going the wrong way on Interstate 88. The crash happened at Mile Marker 10 right around 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police. Police said a Honda Accord, driven by 62-year-old Dennis P. Farrell, was heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-88 when it struck a Chevy Impala. Both cars lost control and went into the center median. Farrell was taken to the hospital for injuries, according to the statement.  Police did not mention the condition of the other driv…

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

WQAD.com LogoGeneseo soccer best Alleman

Geneseo soccer best Alleman

Maple Leafs earn 5-2 victory over Alleman in a Sectional rematch from last year.

WQAD.com LogoUnique construction method expediting construction on The Q

Unique construction method expediting construction on The Q

MOLINE-- If you close your eyes you can hear it, even if you can't quite see it yet. It's The Q in downtown Moline that will help transport people on these tracks and give them something to do on the inside. City leaders got a sneak peak of the latest progress in the building on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. But they needed to use a little imagination. Floor one, picture this space filled with restaurants, kiosks and coffee stands. And if you go upstairs, bring that imagination with you. These wooden frames will be hotel rooms each with a kitchen, living space and bedroom. All 96 of them are made …

WQAD.com LogoHigh School student gets leg amputated, mom calls surgery a ‘blessing in disguise’

High School student gets leg amputated, mom calls surgery a ‘blessing in disguise’

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Pleasant Valley community is showing support for one of its own. At just 15 years old Parker Kress made the difficult decision to amputate his leg. "He's stayed positive pretty much the entire time," said Kristin Dumser, Parker's mom. Parker was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, that lead to an infection in his leg. It was back in October 2016, when doctors first planned to remove his leg. But four days before the surgery, the infection miraculously seemed to be gone. There was no longer a need for the surgery. However, the celebration wouldn't last long; a re…

WQAD.com LogoUnited Township softball edges Rockridge

United Township softball edges Rockridge

United Township bests 3rd ranked Rockridge in their home opener 5-3.

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Moline aldermen tour The Q

MOLINE — The Q isn't ready yet, but it is getting easier to see what its developers have planned.

WQAD.com LogoHapp named AP All-American

Happ named AP All-American

Wisconsin's Ethan Happ was named 3rd team All-American by the AP on Tuesday.  The sophomore led the Badgers in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks in Big 10 play.  He's the only player in the country to do that for his team.

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Humane society president put off by Geneseo Council action

GENESEO — The president of the Henry County Humane Society felt wronged by the city upon learning a deadline may be set to be out of the city-owned facility in which it currently resides as well as a $500 per……

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Third egg seen hatching Tuesday night

DAVENPORT — The third and final egg in the nest of Arconic eagles Liberty and Justice was seen hatching Tuesday night.

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RI school board hears draft of strategic plan

ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island-Milan School board members Tuesday engaged in a work session with the district leadership team to review the measures and targets for the strategic plan.

WQAD.com LogoNew Davenport juvenile program is giving teens a second chance

New Davenport juvenile program is giving teens a second chance

DAVENPORT, Iowa - A new program in Davenport is giving teens a second chance at life. It's helping to lower the number of juveniles who re-offend. It's still hard for Anna Lyons to believe,"15-year-old Anna was definitely in a dark state. I would not have expected to be where I am today." Now 22, Lyons is always on the go, working and raising her two kids, Melody and Roman. "I just want to show them you know how much I love them, because that`s what my parents wanted to show me, they wanted to keep me safe, and at 15 you don`t think that, you think hey I want to go party and do whatever." sai…

Quad-Cities Online LogoEastbound lanes on John Deere Road part of 2017 road project

Eastbound lanes on John Deere Road part of 2017 road project

MOLINE — Plans for a $51 million, 2.51-mile John Deere Road reconstruction project call for construction of the eastbound lanes from Interstate 74 to east of 70th Street in 2017.

Quad-City Times LogoDOT provides update on John Deere Road work

DOT provides update on John Deere Road work

Sue Reilly looked carefully at the maps of construction occurring on John Deere Road that the Illinois Department of Transportation put up Tuesday at the Moline Public Library.

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Today in history for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017. There are 277 days left in the year.

WQAD.com LogoCleaning up Naplate, Illinois one month after the tornado

Cleaning up Naplate, Illinois one month after the tornado

NAPLATE, Illinois--- The clean up efforts in Naplate, Illinois continue one month after a tornado ripped through the village. About 143 homes were damaged, 20 of which still needs to be torn down. " We have new roofs being put on every day... We have some homes that have been demolished, we have some homes we hope to start rebuilding next week," says Jim Rick Mayor of Naplate. Although Naplate does not qualify to receive federal or state financial help, the area has received countless donations. An account has been set up at Ottawa Savings Bank. Exelon Corporation is also donating a storm sir…

WQAD.com LogoFresh starting line for Firecracker runners in East Moline

Fresh starting line for Firecracker runners in East Moline

EAST MOLINE, Illinois-- For 34 years, the corner of 15th Avenue and 8th street in East Moline served as the starting point for the Genesis Firecracker Run. Race officials are now dedicating to building a stage for it's runners on March, 28th, 2017. The stage tentatively named "Runner's Park" is set to be the new official starting line of the race in downtown East Moline. "All those racers that have participated over the years can have some ownership to this," says Race Director, Joe Moreno. Moreno says the stage won't just be used only for racing events. "This project is for the communit…

WQAD.com LogoWoman held victim for 2 years, captor tried to impregnate her with boyfriend’s sperm

Woman held victim for 2 years, captor tried to impregnate her with boyfriend’s sperm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida woman could face 20 years in prison after admitting that she paid about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, WJAX reports. Esthela Clark, 47, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of forced labor. She was originally arrested in 2015 after a concerned citizen notified authorities. A criminal complaint obtained by WJAX said Clark kept the 22-year-old woman captive at an apartment for about two years. Investigators said Clark physically abused and tried to artificially inseminate …

WQAD.com LogoJoyriding juveniles cause multiple car crashes across Quad Cities

Joyriding juveniles cause multiple car crashes across Quad Cities

DAVENPORT — Police say multiple hit-and-run accidents in Davenport and Rock Island and a trio of stolen cars from Davenport and Bettendorf appear to all be the result of the same group of joyriding juveniles. Between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, March 28, officers responded to a hit-and-run accident on Arlington Avenue in Davenport involving a stolen Hyundai, a hit-and-run in Rock Island involving a stolen GMC Arcadia and a single-vehicle accident near 15th and Harrison in Davenport involving a stolen Chevy Malibu. Police say no injuries were reported in any of the accidents. Eventuall…

Quad-Cities Online LogoFour candidates seek office of Rock Island mayor

Four candidates seek office of Rock Island mayor

ROCK ISLAND — Four candidates are running for Rock Island mayor. Each candidate acknowledges there are challenges facing the city, yet, each said they think their ideas will prove successful in moving Rock Island forward.

Quad-Cities Online LogoGround broken for new East Moline greenspace, covered stage

Ground broken for new East Moline greenspace, covered stage

EAST MOLINE — What now is an empty lot in downtown East Moline soon will become a focal point for city events complete with landscaping and a new covered stage, community leaders said Tuesday.

WQAD.com LogoAnti-gay, racist web slurs mar Monmouth mayoral race a week before vote

Anti-gay, racist web slurs mar Monmouth mayoral race a week before vote

MONMOUTH, Illinois -- Political newcomer DuWayne Brooks, who is openly gay, charges that anti-gay and racist web slurs directed at him are marring real issues in Monmouth's mayoral race. This Vietnam War veteran and retired administrator, 69, now must tangle with unseen online foes. "I cannot vote for you because you're gay," read one post.  "I do not want a gay mayor for Monmouth." These posts are directed at the candidate in his first bid for political office. "Monmouth doesn't need a black mayor to run it into ruin," read another. Brooks, who was victimized by a hate crime in Monmouth fiv…

WVIK LogoState Asks for Its Money Back

State Asks for Its Money Back

A community agency in Davenport is in trouble, and may have to pay back a large grant to the state. Last week, the Iowa Finance Authority told United Neighbors it will have to return $235,000 from a rental assistance program.

WQAD.com LogoDavenport credit union robbed for second time in six months

Davenport credit union robbed for second time in six months

DAVENPORT — The Vibrant Credit Union in the 3800 block of Brady Street was robbed on Tuesday, March 28 shortly before noon. Davenport police say a suspect entered the credit union around 11:45 a.m., demanded money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said they are hoping to release video of the suspect captured by security cameras at some point. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a hoodie with his face covered. There was no weapon displayed during the robbery and no one was injured. The incident is being investigated by the Davenport Criminal Investigati…

Quad-City Times LogoDavenport woman wins $50,000 lottery prize

Davenport woman wins $50,000 lottery prize

A Davenport woman is $50,000 richer after claiming a prize in an Iowa Lottery scratch-card game.

WQAD.com LogoCouple accused of trying to sell 5-month-old baby on Craigslist

Couple accused of trying to sell 5-month-old baby on Craigslist

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Tennessee couple is accused of trying to sell their baby on Craigslist, according to the Greeneville Sun. John David Cain, 26 and Deanna Greer, 37, were charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect after the couple tried to sell their 5-month-old baby for $3,000. A local couple saw the alleged ad on Craigslist Friday and contacted police. Cain and Greer were then arrested after undercover officers set up a meeting to buy the child. Cain and Greer “did knowingly place the child in threat of serious danger, bodily injury or death by selling the ch…

WVIK LogoNew Stage for Downtown East Moline

New Stage for Downtown East Moline

Work will begin soon to build a stage for special events in downtown East Moline. Backers of the project held a celebration Tuesday afternoon at the corner of 8th Street and 15th Avenue.

WQAD.com LogoRock Falls man arrested and charged with child pornography

Rock Falls man arrested and charged with child pornography

ROCK FALLS, Illinois – – Dustin R. Zimmerman, 34, was arrested at his home in Whiteside County on Friday, March 24 on a warrant for possession of child pornography. According to Whiteside County Sheriff’s deputies, the warrant was issued on Zimmerman for 39 counts of child porn possession, all of which are Class X felonies. He was booked into the Whiteside County Jail in Morrison with a bond set at $200,000. He did not post bond and remains in custody.

WQAD.com LogoChilly rainfall arrives in less than 24 hours

Chilly rainfall arrives in less than 24 hours

Plenty of clouds ruled the roost through most of the today along with some spots of drizzle as temperatures climbed right back in the 50s for daytime highs. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and cool with lows expected around 40 degrees. Clouds will then thicken and lower as a system from the Plains slowly drags on in.  This will return another rainy pattern across the area starting that afternoon and continue Friday morning.  The bulk of the moisture will be on Thursday where up to an inch of rainfall is expected in many spots. Temperatures for highs during this period won’t even get out …

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Illinois State Police to conduct RSCs in RI and Henry Counties

Press release submitted by Illinois State Police…

WQAD.com LogoAs medical marijuana gains legal traction vets are turning to cannabis for canines

As medical marijuana gains legal traction vets are turning to cannabis for canines

FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Medical marijuana has been a big topic for people, but what about pets? Some are finding relief for their canine companions with legal forms of cannabis. Dr. Remer has been a veterinarian in Fort Smith for more than 30 years and said there's a new way to treat animals; hemp pills and oils. "I have used it for arthritic dogs," Remer said. "I have used it with dogs who are anxious during storms or someone new being in the house or dogs that were so nervous that they were vomiting. Not only does the oil relieve the anxiety, it blocks them from vomiting and that's a God-send fo…

WQAD.com LogoCrayola to retire color from 24-count crayon box for first time ever

Crayola to retire color from 24-count crayon box for first time ever

NEW YORK — Crayola is kicking one of its iconic colors to the curb. The crayon company said it's retiring a color from its classic 24-count box for the first time in its history. Crayola didn't reveal which one is getting the hook, or what color, if any, will replace it. The big reveal will happen in Times Square at 8:15 a.m. Friday on National Crayon Day. But once the color is retired, the Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based company will not produce any more crayons in that shade. Only boxes that already contain that specific color will remain. Right now, the 24-count box has red, yellow, …

WQAD.com LogoTeen driver killed in crash with semi in Stark County

Teen driver killed in crash with semi in Stark County

TOULON, Illinois — A teenage driver was killed in a crash with a semi on a rural road just outside of Toulon. The crash happened at the junction of Illinois Route 17 and Illinois Route 78, just before 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, according to a statement from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. A 16-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Stark County Sheriff and county coroner Steve Sloan, the statement said.  The 68-year-old semi driver was taken to a nearby hospital. The semi, which was loaded with granular fertilizer, overturned and spilled its contents onto …





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