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Quad-City Times LogoNuns say they find pain, despair on campaign trail

Nuns say they find pain, despair on campaign trail

With the "Nuns on the Bus" tour vehicle parked in front of Scott County Democratic Party headquarters Friday afternoon, a crowd of about 50 people broke into a chant: "Go, sisters, go! Go, sis……

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Hospice Compassus will host the third annual Veteran Recognition Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Camden Centre, 2701 1st St. E., Milan. For more information on the event, cont……

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Nuns campaign for voters in Davenport

Nuns were out walking the streets of Davenport earlier today, but it wasn’t for Halloween. They’ve been doing a little campaigning themselves, taking their message door-to-door. They started their campaign back in September. A 38 city tour that brought them to Davenport. However, they’re not political candidates themselves, instead they follow a high power, they’re nuns. The sister’s message is simple, they want people to get out to the polls this Tuesday. “People are feeling so depressed, so turnoff by these negative ads by big money by feeling that their …

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Tread-a-Thon Fights Hunger in Savanna Community

A Savanna gym owner is taking steps to fight hunger. Mark Klein, owner of The Answer Gym and Tanning, took that mission to the street outside his business on Friday, hitting the treadmill all day to raise money for the Great River Outreach food bank and soup kitchen.

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Viral Video: Groom falls while carrying his bride

This bride was swept off her feet, but ended up taking a hard fall. The groom, Chad Kannard picked up his bride Julia, and started running to enter the wedding reception in Camp Verde, Arizona October 11, 2014, according to a report by WTVR. Before they made it into the reception, they fell, poofy white dress and all. They said they had a few cuts and were a little sore, but said they’ll get over their initial fall as husband and wife.

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Families head out to Halloween parade in Davenport

The streets of Davenport were filled with floats, music, and monsters Friday night. It was the annual Halloween parade.A big crowd came out tonight along the route that snakes through Downtown Davenport. Parade goers we talked to said they're just happy for the chance to bag some extra sweet treats before Halloween ends."Oh, Just all the people and how much fun it is. It is really positive, awesomely sweet," said Gerogia Stear. …

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AT&T offers beefier data plans

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — AT&T is offering two new data plans for smartphone users as the price war in the wireless industry heats up. Its part of a growing trend in which wireless providers give consumers more gigabytes of data without having to pay more. As mobile devices become more sophisticated, consumers are demanding more data to send photos, watch videos and download music. Beginning Sunday, AT&T customers will be able to get 3GB of data for $40 a month or 6GB for $70 a month. Previously, the deal was 2GB for $40 a month and 4GB for $70 a month. In addition to the data charg…

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Is it too early for Christmas shopping?

Halloween isn't even over yet, but some people are already getting a head start on Christmas shopping. But is it too much-- too soon?In stores across the Quad Cities, you're already going to see plenty of lights, bows and Christmas decorations. "You're buying Halloween candy right next to Christmas decorations," said Pamela Moreno, Moline. Christmas trees, ornaments and wreaths are just something of the things you can find at Farm and Fleet as early as September. "We usually start getting it in in late July and we usually start putting it up the last week of September…

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Dixon’s Bloody Gulch Road has haunting history

If you’ve ever exited Interstate 88 at Dixon, Illinois, you’ve probably seen the sign for Bloody Gulch Road. Residents and travelers have come to embrace the gory name — and its history that dates back more than 100 years. “It was September 1885, and a farmer noticed that his cattle were skittish, I’ll say,” explained Patrick Gorman, president of the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society. As it turns out, there was a reason for the animals’ unrest. In a ditch near the road was the body of 17-year-old  Frank Thiel, a traveling Bible salesman …

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Fort Madison volleyball player mixes humility with high skill and bright future

A Fort Madison senior has made more than 2,500 kills in her volleyball career and has a promising future playing at a higher competition level. “There’s so many opponents who just think about me when really there’s four other girls up there who are hitting just as hard as i am,” said Mikaela Foecke. “Without them we wouldn’t be the team we are.” She says although volleyball is mostly year-round for her, she is able to keep the game fresh with a little help from her teammates and God. “Even on days when it’s hard and you don’t want to …

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Cold Night on Tap (But Not a Record Low)

It's been more than 7 months since we've had a temperature drop as low as what we'll see after midnight tonight!  On March 26th it dropped down to 10° toward the end of an historically cold winter.  After that we had some upper 20s and plenty of 30s for lows but nothing in the middle 20s, until tonight!  After midnight the temperature will bottom out around 25 degrees.  The record low for tonight is 19 and was set back in 1993...so while we'll stay a few degrees above a record low it will be plenty cold and well below the normal low of 38.  Wind chills at times w…

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Davenport men imprisoned when planned robbery turns into a shootout

Two former Davenport men were ordered to serve time in prison after planning a robbery that turned into a shootout. A group of men, 28-year-old Louis Warren Jr., 32-year-old John Louis Hodges, and Arthur Allen Jr., planned to rob planned to rob Alexander Hubbard, Sr. in October of 2011, according to prosecutors. On October 17 the three got into Hodges’ car and drove to Hubbard’s home. Hodges bought marijuana from Hubbard, and as he left, Warren and Allen burst into the home and gunfire erupted, according to a statement from U.S. States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Hubbard fired…

Quad-City Times LogoMiller-Meeks brings campaign, Grassley to Bettendorf

Miller-Meeks brings campaign, Grassley to Bettendorf

Telling a crowd of about 50 people that she is tired of the policies leading to trickle-up poverty, Mariannette Miller-Meeks brought her congressional campaign to Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice C……

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News at 10:00 Preview

Happy Halloween! CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener "dresses up" to give you a sneak peek at what we are working on for CBS4 News at 10:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

WQAD.com LogoEx- Bustos staffer speaks out about resignation and secret tapes

Ex- Bustos staffer speaks out about resignation and secret tapes

A former top staffer for Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is speaking out about the secret tapes that lead to her resignation and the clergyman who covertly recorded her. Heidi Schultz was the district director for Bustos, until this week, when a controversial audio tape was released by Bustos opponent Bobby Schilling. The person who recorded Schultz without her knowledge has been identified as Austin Quick, a former paid staffer of Schilling. “It’s him, no doubt,” said Schultz in an interview Thursday with WQAD-TV. “I believe he was trying to set me up and he succee…

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Whiteside County Voters Take Up Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

It's not just republicans and democrats looking for your vote on Tuesday. In Whiteside county, voters are looking at a 1percent sales tax to increase for schools. It's the fifth time this issue has been on the ballot.The measure asks voters if they're willing to support a one percent sales tax that would be used for school facilities and school officials say it's needed. "The school facilities have to be upgraded one way or the other," said Superintendent Robert Sondgeroth with the Whiteside ...

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Holiday basket sign up for Friendly House next week

Halloween is here but some folks are already planning for Christmas. The Friendly House in Davenport is starting its holiday basket sign up on Monday. They say baskets are filled with food and toy donations to make the holiday a little brighter for needy families. The baskets will be distributed to those in need right before Christmas. "Any way we can help out, we love it,” said Andi Engler. “It's our favorite day here at Friendly House. Helping all the families and seeing all the looks on their faces when they get these things. To help them out, you know. Families sign u…

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Nuns on the Bus roll into town to get out the vote

  Even the religious community is getting out the word to go vote. Nuns on the Bus were in Davenport Friday, talking with community members and encouraging everyone they meet to vote. They have held 75 events in 38 cities along a more than 5,000-mile route. Catholic sisters from each state along the route have joined the tour to hold voter registration drives, Organizers say strong voter turnout can influence the direction of politics and everyone needs to remember their voice is important. "We've done three trips,” said Sister Simone Campbell, Nuns on the Bus. “…

Quad-City Times LogoClinton firefighters put new fire boat through its paces

Clinton firefighters put new fire boat through its paces

Clinton's new fire boat is getting a workout as firefighters are being trained on its capabilities.

WQAD.com LogoScott County Sheriff’s Department amp up sexual predator investigations

Scott County Sheriff’s Department amp up sexual predator investigations

A five week investigation ended Thursday, October 30, when police arrested a 30 year old man that planned to commit a sexual act with a minor, police said. John Riepe, 30, Davenport, had been texting who he believed was a 15-year-old girl for several weeks. The 15-year-old girl was actually an undercover detective with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. These crimes are becoming so frequent in Scott County, the Sheriff’s Department has a full-time investigator handle these particular cases. “Our officer is specifically dedicated to that work,” Lt. Bryce Schmidt said…

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13-year-old girl arrested in connection with Dixon school threat

A teenager has been arrested in connection with a threat toward students at a Dixon, Illinois middle school. The threat, found in the 7th grade girls’ bathroom on Monday, October 20, 2014, was made toward students at Reagan School, according to a statement from Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss. A 13-year-old girl was arrested and charged with criminal defacement of property. Langloss’ statement said the teen was taken to the Dixon Police Department before being released to her guardian. This is the second arrest made within days regarding threats made at Dixon schools. On Wednesday a 10-y…

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Second round of medical pot applications start Saturday

Medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card. The department begins accepting applications from that group starting Saturday, November 1st. Illinois has been processing paperwork from thousands of applicants whose last names begin with A through L. Most patients must have a written certification from their doctor to use medical marijuana in Illinois' new program. For more information, head to http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Pages/update-08292014.aspx…

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New poll shows Braley, Ernst tied

The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley and Republican State Senator Joni Ernst. According to a new Reuters poll, the two are literally tied--each with 45% of the vote. Republicans, who need to pick up six seats to take control of the senate from democrats, see the position being vacated by retiring democratic Senator Tom Harkin as one Ernst could take. Ernst has a 50% favorability rating, compared to Braley's 48 percent. …

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Sgt. Baker Joins Hall of Honor

Gone, but not forgotten. Sergeant John Baker Jr. will join the Hall of Honor at Moline High School. …

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River Rescue Ready With New Fire Boat

Clinton Fire Department got a big upgrade this week with a new fire rescue boat. It cost $400,000, but fire crews say it is worth every penny. …

WQAD.com LogoViral Video: Iowa family gets priceless surprise after soldier watches child’s birth on iPad

Viral Video: Iowa family gets priceless surprise after soldier watches child’s birth on iPad

AMES, Iowa — A National Guard soldier watched the birth of his child via an iPad  when his request for leave his unit was not initially cleared. Sgt. John Vorrath was in the Middle East when his daughter, Charlotte, was born. But using FaceTime on an iPad he was able to see her birth. As he watched, Vorrath’s commander slipped him a note saying his request for leave had been granted. Vorrath flew back to surprise his wife at Mary Greeley Medical Center and to meet his new baby girl. The couple’s two-year-old also got the chance to see his dad for the first time in several mont…

WQAD.com LogoLawsuit filed against Rock Island County Clerk for voting machine issues

Lawsuit filed against Rock Island County Clerk for voting machine issues

Rock Island County Republican Chair Bill Bloom filed a lawsuit against the County Clerk because of issues with the voting machines. For about a week prior to the lawsuit, voters in the county have been complaining that the touch screen voting machines have been switching their votes when they make a selection. Watch: Voters say touch screen voting machines switched their votes The suit was filed Friday afternoon, October 31, 2014. Bloom said he filed the suit “as a result of [Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney’s] lack of response on the intermittent problem.” In the lawsuit, Bloom sai…

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Illinois school report cards released

Illinois received their report card earlier this week.. The state's overall education policies earned a "C." The grade comes from the American Legislative Exchange Council. It looks at academic standards, charter school laws, and overall teacher quality. And -- the grading isn't over yet. The state released its own report card today. The report will be used to improve schools and state performance levels. "Students now will be able to report where they are 12, after 12 months and 16 months, and whether they're transitioning and how they're doing in college whether they'…

Quad-City Times LogoCubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

CHICAGO — Joe Maddon has been hired as manager of the Cubs after the team fired Rick Renteria.

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Early voting is up and there's still time to vote before Nov. 4th

ballot. Numbers for early voting are up in both Iowa and Illinois as a whole, and locally in Scott and Rock Island Counties. "We've been very successfull with our efforts,” said Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney. "This is turning out to be an especially high year for us in terms of early voting,” said Rolland Caldwell, Operations Manager at the Scott County Auditor’s Office. Early voting began over two weeks ago in both Scott and Rock Island County, and there are "already" more early votes in as of this morning, Than in past election cycles. &qu…

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Republicans file suit over voting issues

The Rock Island County Republican Party has filed a lawsuit against the County Clerk's office over problems with touch screen voting machines.The Republicans say that more than thirty people have complained that when they've attempted to vote, the machines have changed those votes to the Democratic candidate.Chairman Bill Bloom tells CBS4 that they feel County Clerk Karen Kinney has not responded to the complaints; and that they want all voting machines to be recalibrated before election day.Kinney has maintained that the machines are properly calibrated, and that even if a vote accidentally …

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UPDATE: Republicans file suit over voting issues

Another early voting controversy heats up the Quad Cities. For the second time in two weeks, Rock Island County Republicans are taking the county clerk to court. In the past few days, you may have seen a video circulating online that allegedly shows Rock Island County voting machines, used for early voting, marking the wrong candidate on ballots, due to an error with the touch screen. Now, the Rock Island County Republican Party, is taking action against county clerk, Karen Kinney, claiming she hasn't done anything to fix the problem. Friday afternoon, party chairman Bill Bloom filed a su…

WQAD.com LogoNew Clinton Middle School offers student preview

New Clinton Middle School offers student preview

As youngsters enter Clinton Middle School for the first time on Friday, their faces tell the story. “Seriously, it was probably the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” said Molly Shannon, 11. There are high fives to welcome kids to the new gym.  Plus, plenty of cheers for their new school. “It’s huge,” Shannon continued.  “It’s going to be great.” Some 800 6-8th graders will begin studying here on December 3. Friday’s tour is a chance to check out classrooms.  It’s really a new era in education. “I feel proud,” sa…

Quad-City Times LogoMoline Foundation's leader wins Birdies car

Moline Foundation's leader wins Birdies car

Joy Boruff believes it was her lucky Iowa State Cyclone socks that made the key work.

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News 5:00 & 6:00 preview

Happy Halloween! CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener "dresses up" to give you a sneak peek at what we are working on for CBS4 News at 5:00 and 6:00.If you have any questions or comments about CBS4, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

Quad-City Times LogoJDC raises $6.33M for area charities

JDC raises $6.33M for area charities

The John Deere Classic delivered the fruits of its harvest Friday as tournament officials announced that the 2014 tournament helped to raise $6.33 million for hundreds of Quad-City and regiona……

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BREAKING NEWS: SpaceShipTwo crashes

BREAKING NEWS:  Virgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear.

Quad-City Times LogoWho's in the news? Mary Ellen Chamberlin

Who's in the news? Mary Ellen Chamberlin

Mary Ellen Chamberlin, retiring Riverboat Development Authority president, has been presented with a special award from the Handicapped Development Center Board of Directors to recognize all t……

WQAD.com LogoIowa Nice Guy mocks campaign in video pandering to seniors

Iowa Nice Guy mocks campaign in video pandering to seniors

As Election Day quickly approached, Iowa Nice Guy followed up a mock announcement promoting his run for governor with a campaign “ad” kissing up to seniors. Satirist Scott Siepker, who is from Mt. Carmel, Iowa, is perhaps best known for his online video series satirizing sports coaches, and now he’s taking aim at politicians, and their appetite for supporting perceived senior issues. “I promise to never even fathom the idea of cutting Medicare, Social Security of reruns of Matlock,” he quips in the campaign “ad” video. The ad may be fake, but the idea…

WQAD.com LogoBirdies for Charity Gives Away Car and Big Bucks

Birdies for Charity Gives Away Car and Big Bucks

Moline resident and Birdies for Charity donor Joy Boruff won a 2014 Chevy Cruze during the Birdies for Charity car giveaway on Friday, October 31, 2014. The giveaway was done at the John Deere’s World Headquarters in Moline. Boruff, David Sheil, Donna Mottet, and Jerry Butts all guessed the correct amount of birdies that would be made during the 2014 John Deere Classic. 2,040 birdies were made. All four contestants were put in a drawing to win the Chevy Cruze on Friday. Also Friday, the John Deere Classic announced its total charitable donation during the golf tournament. The tournament …

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Birdies for Charity raises more than $6 million

Update:Another record year for Birdies for CharityMore than $6.3 million raised for local Quad City charities."When the staff wakes up tomorrow they start working on 2015, so we have to take time to celebrate what we've done here and that's what today is about,” said Laura Ekizian, tournament chairman. “It's about thanking our volunteers, our sponsors, thanking this entire community."It's the 3rd year birdies has exceeded $6 million. It also makes the John Deere Classic the number one per-capita charitable giving on the PGA tour.More than 470 charities benefit from bir…

WQAD.com LogoYep. Its Cold!  The Chill Settles In For The Weekend

Yep. Its Cold! The Chill Settles In For The Weekend

With skies remaining clear tonight and the wind easing up, the mercury will continue to plummet as we’re wake up to the season’s coldest by Saturday morning with temperatures dropping in the 20s. Sunshine and less wind Saturday, but the unseasonable cold will linger with afternoon highs around the mid 40s. Sunday still show signs that a more southerly wind will allow it to feel a bit more tolerable that day with readings climbing just over 50 degrees.  In fact, will top that come Monday with highs around 60 before our next round of wet weather arrives later that day. Chief meteoro…

KWQC-TV6 LogoGovernor Chris Christie Back In Iowa

Governor Chris Christie Back In Iowa

With just five days from elections, candidates were making a final push to get out the vote. In his final push, Republican incumbent Governor Terry Branstad brought Governor Chris Christie...

WQAD.com LogoClass acton lawsuit filed against Honda and Takata over exploding airbags

Class acton lawsuit filed against Honda and Takata over exploding airbags

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Honda Motor and its airbag supplier Takata have been hit by a federal lawsuit over defective airbags that can explode and send shards of metal into passengers. The suit, filed in federal court Thursday, October 30, 2014, seeks class action status on behalf of the owners of all five million Hondas affected by the recall, alleging that they’ve suffered inconvenience and financial losses. It contends that owners have been hurt by having limited use of their cars as well as a decline in the resale value of their vehicles. The suit also says car owners have been t…

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Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

Here are the top six stories on kwqc.com for the week of October 26, 2014;…

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Senior citizens invited to dress rehearsal

Senior citizens invited to dress rehearsal: The Pleasant Valley High School Drama Department will be presenting a dress rehearsal of its fall musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” open to sen……

WQAD.com LogoTICKET INFORMATION: Go Red For Women Luncheon

TICKET INFORMATION: Go Red For Women Luncheon

Members of the WQAD News Team have one thing in common today – they’re all wearing RED. The color campaign is in support of next week’s “Go Red For Women” luncheon, which is organized by the Quad Cities’ chapter of the American Heart Association. The event takes place Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 10:30am the RiverCenter in Davenport. News 8’s Angie Sharp will be the Emcee. Tickets are still available. To order and for more information, click here.

WQAD.com LogoThis is what a $1.6-million Halloween costume looks like

This is what a $1.6-million Halloween costume looks like

Watch Video NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase “dripping with diamonds.” The Million Dollar Morphsuit is encrusted head to toe with 70,000 diamonds. While the costume is currently locked away in a vault in London, it can be purchased by anyone willing to shell out £1 million ($1.6 million). The price tag might be scary, but the costume is pretty glamorous. The company used its signature “morphsuit” as the base — a skin-tight spandex suit that covers the entire body, includi…

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Ernst bus hits deer in southern Iowa

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst had to send her campaign bus for repairs this week after it hit a deer in southeast Iowa. At a campaign stop Friday in West Des M……

WQAD.com LogoFix for exploding airbags could be more deadly than the problem

Fix for exploding airbags could be more deadly than the problem

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — This is one fix for recalled vehicles that might be more deadly than the problem. Eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers have been recalled due to flawed airbags that can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel. The problem: The airbag manufacturer Takata doesn’t have enough replacement airbags to fix all the recalled cars. Not all the manufacturers involved have said how they’ll handle the expected shortage. But Toyota has said that it plans to disable defective airbags once it runs out of replacements as it repairs the 800,000 cars it…

KWQC-TV6 LogoMichelle Obama to Headline Rally in Moline Saturday

Michelle Obama to Headline Rally in Moline Saturday

First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a Get out the Vote rally at the Wharton Field House in Moline Saturday morning.

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Tour Hand In Hand facility

Tour Hand In Hand facility: Hand In Hand is offering an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Hand In Hand’s facility, known as Tessa’s Place, is located at 3860 Middle Road, Bettendorf.

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Augustana Historical Society highlights book on Bergendoff

Augustana Historical Society highlights book on Bergendoff: The Augustana Historical Society will host a presentation by former Augustana College President Thomas Tredway during its annual din……

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Senior Star hosts Veterans Affairs benefits presentation

Senior Star at Elmore Place invites all Quad-City senior veterans and their families to an event with guest speaker David Woods from Veterans Affairs at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at 4502 Elmo……

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Mississippi River Visitor Center announces temporary closure

Mississippi River Visitor Center announces temporary closure: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the visitor center at Locks and Dam 15 will be closed Mo……

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International Reading Hall of Fame member to speak in Moline

International Reading Hall of Fame member to speak in Moline: International Reading Hall of Fame member Dr. Timothy Rasinski will present effective and engaging phonics and fluency instruction……

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Public invited to experience Virtual Dementia Tour

Public invited to experience Virtual Dementia Tour: Senior Star at Elmore Place is partnering with Second Wind Dreams, the creators of the Virtual Dementia Tour, to support national Take the T……

OurQuadCities.com LogoMotor vehicle accident leaves minor injuries

Motor vehicle accident leaves minor injuries

Samantha Hellberg, 22, was traveling southbound on the intersection of U.S. 61 of Stony Hollow Road.She was struck by another vehicle while trying to stop for a school bus in front of her.She received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great River Medical Center.Travis Campbell, 18, was also driving southbound on U.S. 61 when he hit Hellberg's car.He was uninjured and was cited for following too closely.Both drivers live in Burlington, IA.

WQAD.com LogoNew Anchors Join Halloween “Good Morning Quad Cities” Team

New Anchors Join Halloween “Good Morning Quad Cities” Team

The Halloween edition of “Good Morning Quad Cities” got a visit from two creatures apparently auditioning for an on-air role. Have a fun and safe Halloween holiday from everyone on News 8’s “Good Morning Quad Cities”.

WQAD.com LogoDEEP SLEEP: How CPAP helps with sleep apnea

DEEP SLEEP: How CPAP helps with sleep apnea

A mask is helping millions of people get a better night’s sleep. I now hope it will do the same for me. The diagnosis I received is being retold to thousands of other patients in examining rooms every day: I have sleep apnea. It’s nothing new: sleep apnea has been a problem for years. “How did we, as a medical world, take so long to figure this out?” asks Dr. Stephen Rasmus, a neurologist who is the medical director of the Genesis Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center in Davenport. I’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea after an overnight test at the Sl…

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Headless weatherman

Not only are temperatures colder this morning, but the weather man is shorter by a foot (or head). Hope you’re having a great Friday morning, even though the weather this morning is pretty nasty outside. Happy Halloween everyone! For a look at your accurate forecast, click here.

WQAD.com LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Erickson’s class at George O. Barr Elementary

The Pledge from Mrs. Erickson’s class at George O. Barr Elementary

Kindergarteners from Mrs. Erickson’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at George O. Barr Elementary in Silvis. Submit your school for participation in the Daily Pledge – click here.

WQAD.com LogoChills in the teens this morning

Chills in the teens this morning

A strong cold front passed through our region shortly before midnight. Strong wind out of the north 15-25 mph will continue to buffet our area this morning. Wind chills have dipped into the upper teens in Northwestern Illinois by 6am. Very cold conditions will last all day long. More sunshine is expected later today as the wind slowly subsides. 6 am Wind Chills:…

Quad-City Times LogoKum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit

Kum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit

DES MOINES — The Kum & Go convenience store chain agreed Thursday to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas……

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Halloween Safety Tips

Although it's a day of spooky fun, Local law enforcement want to warn kids and adults alike to be careful on and around the roads on Halloween Friday.According to national traffic safety studies, in 2012, almost half of all crash fatalities on Halloween involved a drunk driver.Although most of the local police departments say they will not have any DUI checkpoints set up or extra patrols out Friday night, they will have their eyes on the road, looking for drunk drivers.Officers recommend designating a sober driver or calling a taxi, or take advantage of the last weekend of the Loop running.Fo…

Quad-City Times LogoIllinois pledges another $10 million to I-74 bridge corridor construction

Illinois pledges another $10 million to I-74 bridge corridor construction

The state of Illinois is providing an additional $10 million for road improvements needed for the new Interstate 74 bridge.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Quad-City Times Logo$10,000 Powerball mystery in Tipton is solved

$10,000 Powerball mystery in Tipton is solved

A Tipton man has come forward to pick up a $10,000 Powerball prize that has been unclaimed since January.

Quad-City Times LogoMILAN EVENT WILL HONOR VETERANS NOV. 7

MILAN EVENT WILL HONOR VETERANS NOV. 7

Hospice Compassus will host the third annual Veteran Recognition Celebration on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Camden Centre, 2701 1st St. E., Milan.

Quad-City Times LogoCostume of the day  — heavy coat

Costume of the day — heavy coat

A good Halloween to all. Don't let the sun fool you. While it may appear sunny, clear and exceptionally pretty out there today, you still are going to have to bundle up particularly tonight fo……

WQAD.com LogoDavenport North earns 3rd annual Zimmerman Honda Spirit Award

Davenport North earns 3rd annual Zimmerman Honda Spirit Award

Wildcats earn Spirit Award for the 2nd straight year, landing a $2500 check courtesy of Zimmerman Honda.

WQAD.com LogoFamiliar face eager to get Black Hawk back on track

Familiar face eager to get Black Hawk back on track

Former Black Hawk standout Danielle Osterhaus takes over Black Hawk women and adds local flavor.

WQAD.com LogoBlack Hawk enters season with high hopes

Black Hawk enters season with high hopes

The Braves return several key pieces and adds great group of newcomers.

WQAD.com LogoSpartans cruise in postseason opener

Spartans cruise in postseason opener

Pleasant Valley opens postseason with victory over Hempstead in 4 games.

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Bettendorf Volleyball opens postseason in style

Bulldogs sweep Dubuque Senior on their way to 35th win of the season.

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Geese soar into Sectionals

Wethersfield sweeps Annawan to punch ticket to Sectionals.

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Orion Volleyball earns Regional Title

Chargers sweep rival Sherrard to claim Sherrard Regional Title.

WQAD.com LogoRocks end fantastic season 1 win shy of Regional title

Rocks end fantastic season 1 win shy of Regional title

Minooka proved to be a tall task at the Moline Regional.  The Indians sweep Rock Island, ending the Rocks fantastic season at 33-2.

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Behind the scenes: the life of a 911 dispatcher

It's a call you hope to never have to make, but a call that can save a life. And it's the job of the 911 dispatcher to find out what's happening and make sure help is on the way. CBS 4 goes behind the scenes with local dispatchers, to find out what you need to know: before you pick up the phone. You call 911 in the hopes that minutes later an ambulance is heading your way.  But behind the scenes, there's a finely tuned machine springing into action to make sure you get from out there, to in here, as quickly and safely as possible.  The horrors of a call, no one wants to make, a…

WQAD.com LogoDavenport man accused of trying to entice 15-year-old girl

Davenport man accused of trying to entice 15-year-old girl

A Davenport, Iowa man has been accused of trying to entice someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl. On Thursday, October 30, 2014 police arrested 30-year-old John Michael Riepe on a charge of enticing a minor, according to a statement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Riepe was accused of texting an undercover detective, who Riepe believed was a 15-year-old girl, for five weeks, said the statement. Riepe allegedly made plans to meet with the girl “for the purposes of engaging in a sexual act,” the statement said. “When Riepe arrived at a predetermined location in Be…

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Davenport man charged with enticing minor for sex

A 30-year-old Davenport man is charged with talking to someone who he thought was a 15-year-old girl, but talking isn't all he allegedly had in mind.Scott County Sheriff's Department says John Riepe was arrested tonight accused of communicating with an undercover sheriff's department detective via text messages who he believed to be a 15-year-old female to try and have sex with her.The Sheriff's office says Riepe agreed to meet the girl in Bettendorf today. That's where he was, instead, taken into custody.He's been taken to the Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond…

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A Precedent For Gas Station Accessibility For Disabled Drivers

It's a big victory for disabled drivers and those who want better accessibility at gas stations. In a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Davenport Thursday, a major convenience store chain agrees to make changes.

WQAD.com LogoDavenport alternative school gives students a second chance

Davenport alternative school gives students a second chance

It’s the big reveal for a brand new school in the Davenport School District, Mid City High School, an alternative school. On Thursday, October 30, 2014, the Davenport School District showed off its a new alternative school, a replacement for the Kimberly Center. The district purchased this building off Marquette then renovated it into a 21st century learning experience for students. Inside Mid City High School, everything is modern and the technology is up to date. Students also get to use Google Chromebooks. However, the real learning experience goes beyond all the bells and whistles. T…

WQAD.com LogoPotato chip wars:  Sterzing’s vs. Kitchen Cooked

Potato chip wars: Sterzing’s vs. Kitchen Cooked

Two nearby potato chip makers have spent decades battling over the market in and around the Quad Cities and loyal fans know which is their favorite. They’ve been around for about 80 years, and the Sterzing’s Food Company has been in the same factory in Burlington, Iowa for 46 years. Sterzing’s is the only chip manufacturer, or “chipper,” in all of Iowa according to co-owner Craig Smith.  His workers actually stir the chips by hand to get a unique taste. Sterzing’s has just 20 employees and can be bought in places like Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. …

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The Government Bridge: More than meets the eye

Made of solid steel, Government Bridge is an icon that's more burly than beautiful.For more on this historic wonder of the Quad Cities, watch this encore presentation of Rock Island Arsenal: Inside The Gates…

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R.I. District businesses rally together for Jaded Gypsy Tattoo

Thursday night was another step towards recovery for one business devastated by the Rock Island District fire in late September. It's been just over a month since flames destroyed one building, and damaged several others. And now a fellow business not affected by the blaze, is helping their neighbor out. Thursday night Mama Compton's restaurant held a fundraiser for the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor, helping raise money for a place that lost almost everything. In the District of Rock Island, during the middle of Fright Night outside...inside Mama Compton's restaurant, more festivities are tak…

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Judge calls her a liar when sentencing woman who kidnapped Iowa baby

A woman convicted of kidnapping an infant and leaving him at a West Branch, Iowa gas station has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced 31-year-old Kristen Smith, from Aurora, Colorado, to 25 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for kidnapping an infant from his Beloit, Wisconsin home back in February, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Smith had taken the infant, four-day-old Kayden Powell, from his home and  began heading for Colorado. When Kayden’s mother discovered he was missing, Smith was c…

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Mid City School ribbon cutting

The Davenport School District cuts the ribbon on a new school.There was an open house for the new home for Mid City High, an alternative high school. The district spent more than $8 million renovating a former medical office complex to create a modern learning environment.Mid City is a new name for the school, it was formerly known as the Kimberly Center.

WQAD.com LogoStarbucks to start coffee delivery soon

Starbucks to start coffee delivery soon

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You’ll soon be able get that frappe to go — to your house. Starbucks said Thursday that it would start food and beverage delivery in the second half of the year. “This our version of e-commerce on steroids,” CEO Howard Schultz said during an earnings call. The company recently launched mobile ordering and touted its partnership with Uber that lets users take the car service to their nearest latte. The earnings were largely in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Profits were right where analysts said they’d be, and the $4.2 billion …

Quad-Cities Online LogoSports cast legend Ken Buel headlines Rotary celebration

Sports cast legend Ken Buel headlines Rotary celebration

Ken Buel was to Moline sports and radio, what Don Sharp was to Rock Island sports and radio. …

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"Crispin's Corner" CBS4 News at 10:00 Preview

CBS4 Producer Crispin Havener has a sneak peek at what you will see tonight on CBS4 News at 10:00.If you have any questions or comments for Crispin and the rest of the CBS4 News team, comment on our Facebook page or follow Crispin on Twitter @crispinwhbf. …

Quad-City Times LogoCold air means Halloween revelers need to bundle up

Cold air means Halloween revelers need to bundle up

Halloween revelers may be hiding their costumes with heavy coats tonight as a cold blast of Arctic air moves into the region.

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Area Trick or Treat times

TRICK OR TREAT TIMES FOR THE QUAD CITY AREA:Iowa:Bettendorf 5-7Burlington 5:30-7:30Buffalo 6-8Clinton 6-8Durant 5:30-7:30LeClaire 6-8Maquoketa 5-7Mt. Pleasant 5-7Muscatine 5:30-7:30Illinois:Aledo 5-7Alpha 5-7Annawan 4:30-7:30Atkinson 5-7Cambridge 5-7Carbon Cliff 5-7Coal Valley 5-8Colona 5:30-8Cordova 5:30-7:30Dixon 5-7:30East Moline 5-8Fulton 5-7Geneseo 4-7Moline 5-8Monmouth 5-7Morrison 4-7Rock Island 5-8Sherrard 6-8Silvis 5-8Sterling 4:30-7…

KWQC-TV6 LogoRICO Clerk's Office Shows How Touch-Screen Voting Machines Are Calibrated

RICO Clerk's Office Shows How Touch-Screen Voting Machines Are Calibrated

Today, the Rock Island County Clerk's Office took us into the voting booths to show us how the machines have been re-calibrated for accuracy. In order for them to calibrate the touch-screens how the touch-screen voting machines are calibrated...

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Amendment expands voting rights' protections

With one week to Election Day, voters will have many choices to make. One will be about the right to vote. WCIA-3's Matt Porter has more from Your Local Election Headquarters.The Illinois Right to Vote Amendment asks voters to decide if they want to include a non-discrimination clause into the voting rights section of the Illinois Constitution. The language is very specific, including prohibitions from discrimination based on everything from color to language and income. "It will help send a message that Illinois' voters believe strongly in securing maximum rights to vote."&nbs…

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Gov. Quinn announces $10mil from state for I-74 Bridge project

Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Moline Thursday, touting funding and job creation in the state five days ahead of the election. Along with Congresswoman Bustos he announced funding for the I-74 bridge project.  The 10 million dollars in funding comes from the Governor's Illinois jobs now program. "The longest journey begins with the first step. And I think this is a very important first step. We are going to try and accelerate as quickly as possible the construction on our side of the river of everything we've got to do to build this bridge,” said Quinn. The major overhaul …

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Halloween costume safety tips

Halloween is almost here, but before you send your little ghosts and goblins out into the night, you might want to check their costumes. Some disguises can be extremely dangerous.  “It doesn't take long for this material to catch fire," said Jeff Yerkey, assistant fire chief for Rock Island Fire Department. Even though they're meant to spook or sparkle, experts say Halloween costumes can put kids in deadly situations. Many of your average store-bought Halloween costumes are made of synthetic fabrics,  which can easily turn a fun activity into a dangerous day. "…

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Breaking: Accused Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein captured

(WBRE) Suspected cop killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt according to Pennsylvania State Police.    Troopers say the was taken into custody alive and without a fight around 6 p.m.He was captured at an abandoned airplane hangar at the abandoned Birchwood-Pocono Airport.The U.S. Marshals Task force was the leading agency in the arrest.He is accused of killing State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a shooting ambush at the Blooming Grove Barracks on September 12th. For more coverage: Visit our sister station in W…

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New 'green' street in Davenport

It’s the first of its kind in Davenport: a type of green street. On Thursday, local leaders unveiled the first permeable street in town.  It's on West Dover Court in Davenport. Unlike traditional asphalt, the concrete blocks have open spaces where storm water can collect and be filtered in a rock chamber. That will reduce bacteria and improve water quality in local watersheds, and reduce the need for salt and plows during winter. "I think it’s pleasant to look at, it’s pleasant to drive on,” said Brian Steinman, natural resources manager. “I've d…

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Domestic Violence Walk raises awareness on the RI Arsenal

Thursday dozens of people marched across the Rock Island Arsenal to raise awareness for domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so the Arsenal, Army Community Service and Family Advocacy Program joined forces to get the word out. Participants say it's important to raise awareness in order to prevent domestic violence and help men and women get out of violent relationships. You would be amazed at how many people step forward who are victims of domestic violence because of things like this. We post things in rest rooms and hallways, on doorways, everywhere we can so…

WQAD.com LogoGrand jury says alleged defrauder of Bituminous lied to company before employment

Grand jury says alleged defrauder of Bituminous lied to company before employment

New information has surfaced about the man police say stole more than $2.7 million from Bituminous Insurance Company or BITCO in Rock Island. Dominic Scodeller, 47, of Davenport, is charged with 15 counts of fraud and money laundering. Click here to read the federal indictment against Dominic Scodeller According to the indictment released by the grand jury on October 21, 2014, Scodeller was a manager of purchasing and facilities at BITCO. The scheme initiated when Scodeller applied for employment with BITCO; he lied about his background, his academic record and falsely claimed that he had no …





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