Friday, September 4th, 2015
An East Moline woman who ran an in-home daycare has plead guilty to striking a one- year- child who she says wouldn’t stop crying.
Roxanne Coulsen entered guilty pleas to three misdemeanor charges on Friday.
Under the terms of the deal, Coulson will serve no jail time unless she gets in trouble with the law again.
The little girl, named Lyla, now two, was hit so hard her face was severely bruised.
Initially, Coulson told the little girl’s mother and later police, that a little boy in the daycare had hit her in the face with a toy.
She later admitted slapping the girl.
Whew!! Another scorcher of a day as the mercury topped around the 90 degree mark making it the third time this week temperatures reached 90 or better for daytime highs. We’ll chalk a couple more days this Labor Day weekend before we shut down this late summer heat, likely for the rest of this year.
Promises to be a warm night for football as temperatures will be sitting in lower 80s from kick-off to the final play of the game.
Given the high humidity content, overnight lows will only drop into the low 70s.
The late summer heat will extend through Sunday with mostly sunny skies and hi
As Dan White sat inside Dunn Bros. Coffee in Bettendorf on a scorching Friday morning, he reviewed plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
For White, this Labor Day will be unlike those of years past. Instead of running in the annual Run With Carl race, White will be co-organizing the Labor Day event.
Run With Carl began in 1995, one year after 15-year-old Carl Schillig, a Pleasant Valley student, was tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle on River Drive in Davenport. One year after Carl's death, his parents created the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, providing college scholarships
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – An East Moline day care provider accused of child abuse has changed her plea. Roxanne Coulson originally pleaded not guilty to aggravated battery and endangering the life and health of a child. In Rock Island County Court Friday, she pleaded guilty to reduced levels of the charges and an additional count of obstruction of justice.
Back in January, the mother of the 1-year-old child reported Coulson to police and the Department of Children and Family Services after her daughter came home with bruises around the face and neck.
Coulson was sentenced to 24 months p
Bernie Sanders picks the Muscatine Boxing Club to throw some jabs at Donald Trump.
"Undocumented people did not cause the greed and activities on Wall Street," he said.
The Senator from Vermont calls it absurd, racist and wrong to point a finger at Latinos.
Related: Bernie Sanders following is growing in Iowa
"Let us not blame undocumented people in this country for all of these problems," he said.
Sanders is courting the Hispanic vote before 30 invited guests in Muscatine on Friday morning.
"He's authentic," said Maria Bribriesco, a Sanders supporter. "He's sincere. He's like that, and I w
Hello Quad Cities for the week of August 31, 2015
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) – 12:45 p.m. A $50,000 reward is being offered for the capture and conviction of those who killed a northern Illinois police officer.
Motorola Solutions Inc. Vice President Ali Kapadia said at a news conference Friday that the telecommunications company was offering the reward money.
Kapadia said many of the company’s employees live in the area of Fox Lake, where police Lt. Charles Gliniewicz was slain on Tuesday.
Police have said they are seeking three men, two of whom are white and one who is black.
NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.
The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard. Kraft Heinz recalled 36,000 cases on July 31 for the same reason.
The privately held company said it’s received two new reports of customers choking. It disclosed three such reports in July, and said it had received seven other complaints about the packaging.
Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.
(CNN) More than 2 million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs, many end up in refugee camps that are both overcrowded and overwhelmed. Many organizations are offering supplies, shelter and medical care for the people displaced by the crisis and you can help.
Doctors Without Borders is providing direct medical aid in six hospitals and four health centers inside Syria. They are also sending medical supplies, equipment and support to the medical networks throughout Syria that they cannot
Police say one person was killed and two others were wounded when gunfire broke out in a fight near Sacramento City College.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, the shooting happened before 4 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, when a fight had broken out between two groups of people. Three people who had been shot were found in a parking lot on the south edge of Sacramento City College's campus.
Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was hospitalized but was expected to be okay, and a third had only minor injuries that did not require medical tre
DAVENPORT, IA (KWQC) – For Galesburg native Amber Hendricks, the past few years have been full of surprises.
She competed in American Idol, beat thyroid cancer and today she threw out the first pitch at the River Bandits game.
But little did she know that her boyfriend would throw her a curveball.
“I had no idea what was going on,” Hendricks said.
Amber and Sean Leary have been dating for three months.
“We just instantly knew and fell in love,” Leary said.
And one night, they watched the movie “Never Been Kissed”, where actress Drew Barrymore gets
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — At $14.44 an hour, Emeryville, California has the highest minimum wage in the country. Just two months ago it was $9.
Growing impatient with Washington’s progress on the issue, cities like San Diego, Chicago and Los Angeles have passed measures to gradually raise the minimum wage past the $10 mark.
Related: Here’s the kind of pay raise you can expect next year
But Emeryville, a small city across the Bay from San Francisco, didn’t wait. It cranked up salaries for its lowest earners by 60% overnight after an ordinance took effect on July 2.
Week Two of the Good Morning Quad Cities Pep Rally went fantastic as News 8 took its morning show on the road to Almquist Field, home of the Rock Island Rocks. More than 100 students came out to the field on Friday, September 4, 2015.
Every Friday morning during the high school season, we are showcasing a school in the Quad City area. We want to see your school spirit. Show us why you have some of the best school spirit around!
If you'd like to have your school showcased, send us a video to our WQAD Facebook Page about why you should be on our show. We'll see if we can fit you in to our calen
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DEWITT, Iowa (KWQC)- Central DeWitt football will kick off at historic Birney Field tonight for the 100th year in a row.
They’ll do it on an award winning field. Turf Manager Kurt McCaulley won a statewide award for the field in 2013.
The Sabers are trying to get their first win of the season, they’ll play Fenton in the week two matchup.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
The circus and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey will be at the iWireless Center Labor Day Weekend, from Friday, September 4, 2015 to Monday, September 7, 2015. They are performing seven different times throughout the weekend.
Friday, the show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday's shows start at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday's shows start at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday's show starts at 1 p.m. Tickets start as low as $14 a person.
A good Friday to all. Hot and Humid. Two words mentioned again and again in forecasts this week. And things won't change today or tomorrow for that matter. The heat and humidity is attributing…
Some area schools are dismissing classes early today because of the weather.
The Labor Day weekend will begin hot and muggy in the Quad-City region, but a cool front moving in Sunday night is expected to bring chances of rain through Wednesday.
Today will be a repeat of yesterday with just a few more clouds. Daytime highs will rise into the low 90s, though things will be feeling more like the upper 90s.
It will be a warm night for football as well, with temps sitting in the mid-80s around kick-off.
Overnight lows will only drop into the low 70s, with dew points staying in the mid to upper 60s. With dew points this high, it means that we’ll see a pretty muggy night.
The above normal temperatures continue throughout the holiday weekend, with the low 90s staying in the forecast through Sunday.
Sunny skies will continue to be the t
Western Illinois beat Eastern Illinois 33-5
WASHINGTON -- The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?
A petition requesting the resignation of Rock Island School District 41 sitting board member Jim Bishop is circulating after he elected to send his child to a Pleasant Valley school. The petition decries "the perception that our district is in some way inferior."
Our first black Attorney General Eric Holder said back in 2009, “America is a nation of cowards when discussing race.” His remarks were not well received in many circles. But since that time, race relations have arguably gotten much worse, so it is now time to provide my entry-level discussion of racism in America.
The state of Illinois is in poor fiscal shape; there’s no disagreement about that. The state needs about $4 billion more than it is expected to take in this year.
Johnny Sullivan piles over 300 yards passing in 43-14 win over Davenport North.
Maroons best Central 3 games to none
Rocks ready for home opener against State power Edwardsville.
It was a shocking discovery Thursday morning, September 3 for workers in Clinton, Iowa after human remains were found on the grounds of the county’s administrative building.
The county says a hill outside the building was starting to slide, so they wanted to build a retaining wall to protect it. Crews were digging when they found the human remains.
John Staszewski, Chairman for the Clinton County Board of Supervisors says it was a shock to everyone. It wasn’t until after he got a copy of an old newspaper that he found out a cemetery used to be there back in 1811. However, suppose
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Davenport police are investigating gunshots fired overnight for the third time this week. Police responded to a call near Fejervary Park on Tuesday. Shots were fired in the 1700 block of W 10th St. at 3:30 AM. Officers found one man with a gunshot wound and they say it was a non-life-threatening injury. On Wednesday, one man died after an early morning shooting near Brady Mart, a convenience store on Brady near 32nd St. Police say it happened at about 1:30 AM. A 19-year-old Quincy, IL man died from his injuries. At around 2 AM on Thursday, officers responded
MUSCATINE, Iowa— The Muscatine City Council approved a request to issue a $14,800 purchase order for sewer line testing to inspect and repair any problems with storm and sanitary sewer lines a…
LETTS, Iowa — Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, 2391 Independence Ave., has several upcoming events. For more details on all events, visit www.ardoncreek.com.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — As a high school athlete in Wausau, Wisconsin, Nicole Calvert dislocated her knee cap twice. Little did she know that those injuries would set her on a career path to becomin…
HENRY COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – New information tonight on a story we first brought you in July.
The Senior center in Henry County was faced with cutting home delivery meals, and losing staff. The executive director was worried seniors would starve. But help made its way to the Senior Citizens Center, and a new-found partnership is thriving.
“People are not going to go hungry in Henry County let’s put it that way,” said Casandra Schmoll, Executive Director for the Henry County Senior Citizen Center.
The Henry County Senior Center faced big cuts after it took a hit in funding in
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Yet again this morning a call of shots fired in Davenport. Today’s report came around 2:00 AM at Welcome Way and Kimberly Road. Police said they have no reports of injuries.
It’s something we’ve heard a lot this summer, shots fired in the city and people are on high alert.
There’s dozens of neighborhood watch groups here, some meet regularly while others may have fallen to the wayside, but one great-great-grandmother who’s lived near 6th Street and Vine for the past 50 years said it’s up to them to keep their streets safe.
A new line of Star Wars toys are set to hit shelves on Force Friday, September 4, 2015.
Looking back to May of 1999, there was a midnight release of Star Wars toys at the Toys R Us in Moline, Illinois. The toys were promoting the movie "The Phantom Menace."
Crowds flooded the store to get their hands on the merchandise and spent hundreds of dollars at the checkout.
For those going after the new toys at midnight, "May the Force Be With You."
BUREAU COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) — 35-year-old Joshua Drinnon escaped from a prisoner transport vehicle Wednesday near Princeton, Illinois.
The Illinois State Police District 17 was contacted by Inmate Services Transport Company, a private company, around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The transport marshals stated Drinnon escaped the vehicle at the west bound Great Sauk Trail rest area, off of I-80 at mile marker 51. He was last seen entering the field north of the rest area.
More than 24 hours after the escape, Drinnon is still on the loose. He is in custody for armed robbery.
Trooper Jason Wilson f
Two years after a tornado forced church members out of their building, a Muscatine congregation is ready to return home.
“It’s pretty cool. It’s been a lot of work that’s been put into this building and trying to get a space where we can all gather again,” said Ty Thomas, lead pastor at Calvary Church.
On June 24, 2013, an EF-1 tornado hit Muscatine, Iowa. The storm killed one man and caused severe damage to several businesses along Highway 61, including Calvary Church.
At the church, winds ripped off the roof, blew out interior walls, and sent lights flying out o
The boil order issued for the City of Rock Island on 8th Avenue and 41st Street has been lifted.
The order had been in effect for customers on 8th Avenue from 39th Street to 41st Street and customers on 41st Street from 8th Avenue to the dead end, according to a spokesperson from the City of Rock Island.
The boil order was lifted after the city’s water treatment plant tested water samples from multiple locations, and verified that the water was safe to drink. The water pressure throughout the system is normal.
Related: Precautionary boil order issued for parts of Moline
Roughly four years after Pleasant Valley football player Brett Greenwood collapsed during a workout, the standout athlete is on the road to recovery.
This inspiring video was tweeted out by Pat Angerer Thursday morning, September 3, 2015.
https://t.co/tRI8fQhxXf this video is the epitome of what Iowa football and being a Hawk stands for. Always in the fight!
— Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) September 3, 2015
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Some Quad City area police departments are investing in body cameras, but it's the smaller forces who are on the buying spree.
"I am all for it," said Bluegrass Police Chief John Jensen. Jensen says he believes the cameras will protect his officers and the town from frivolous lawsuits.
"It's a lot easier when you can take these and download it onto a disc and show it to an attorney or county attorney and look right at it and say 'Here's what the officer did,' "he said.
"We used Riverboat Development grant funds," he said.
Sgt. Garrett Jahns is the other full time officer for Bluegrass. There
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy.
We will find out how many jobs America’s economy added in August and whether wages are finally growing.
But this time the news goes beyond jobs and wages — a big decision looms in less than two weeks for America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve. And it seems to be coming down to the wire, where the jobs report could be the deciding factor.
“It should weigh heavily on the Fed’s decision in that meeting,” says Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. “This report ta
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Police say shots were fired in Davenport overnight, and they are looking for information about the incident.
While there were no injuries or property damage reported, police did find casings at the scene near Kimberly Road and Welcome Way, according to a spokesperson with the Davenport Police Department. Officers were called to the area after 2 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015.
Police said it was “a target-specific incident,” according to Chief Paul Sikorski, and was not a random act.
Davenport police said they had “launched an aggressive investigation into recent incident
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – A Dubuque man said he sexually assaulted and killed a random woman Tuesday because there “was nothing better to do,” and says the victim was in the “wrong place at the wrong time,” according to the criminal complaint obtained by NBC affiliate, KWWL Wednesday. Police say a woman was found lying on the ground in the 100 block of West 17th St. early Tuesday morning with severe facial injuries. She was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque where she would later die of her injuries. Documents indicate there no weapons involved, and that she mo
Precautionary boil order. Affected areas in pink. Map from City of Moline Water Department
The City of Moline has issued a precautionary boil order.
The boil order was issued Thursday afternoon, September 3, 2015. It included the area from 70th Street east, to the East Moline border and 34th Avenue south to the Rock River. Properties adjacent to 60th Street on the south of John Deere Road were also included.
Related: Boil order lifted for 8th Ave. and 41st Street in Rock Island
Within the precautionary boil order area was businesses like Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Skip-a-Long Child
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – The Moline Water Division has issued a precautionary boil order for a large swath of Moline.
The boil order is for the area of 70th Street east to the East Moline border and from 34th Avenue south to the Rock River. The release from the city says that “properties adjacent to 60th Street on the south of John Deere Road are also included.”
A low pressure event caused during a construction accident on John Deere Road triggered the need for the boil order.
Questions concerning the precautionary boil order may be directed:
Moline Water Treatment Plant: (309)
The University of Iowa is welcoming a new president – Bruce Harreld.
Harreld was announced as the university’s 21st president on Thursday, September 3, 2015, according to the University of Iowa’s website. Harreld, age 64, is a former Harvard Business School faculty member and a corporate executive. According to U of I, he helped save IBM in the 1990s.
Regents greet Bruce Harreld after unanimously voting him the next UI president. #UIpres21 pic.twitter.com/IxUkht6gHy
— University of Iowa (@uiowa) September 3, 2015
The Board of Regents made the announcement after inter
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa’s governing board has named a corporate management expert with little education experience as the school’s next president.
The Iowa Board of Regents announced the selection Thursday of J. Bruce Harreld, a former senior vice president at IBM and Harvard Business School lecturer.
The choice is likely to stir criticism among professors who see him as unqualified and spark debate over whether business experience is enough to lead a major university.
The regents passed over three candidates with traditional academic experience in favor
After the Labor Day holiday is over, construction crews will be getting back to work on Interstate 74.
A lane closure will be in effect starting Tuesday, September 8, 2015 on eastbound I-74 just south of Avenue of the Cities in Rock Island County. Crews will be patching the concrete.
The work will be done by Thursday, September 10, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island County prosecutor has re-instated first-degree murder charges against Yolanduis McDuffie in the 2013 shooting death of Derek Jackson.
Jackson, a local tattoo artist, was gunned down inside his Rock Island home. The previous charges against McDuffie were dismissed eight months ago. Now, new evidence, including the discovery of a handgun, has lead to the new charges.
Arron Henderson was convicted of 1st degree murder as an accomplice in the case and in June, sentenced to 40 years in prison.
McDuffie is currently being held in the Scott County Jail
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A motorcycle dealer got a visit from a little rider Thursday. A chihuahua named Scooter has been traveling the country in a fundraiser for children of fallen soldiers.
Scooter and his owner are visiting all the Harley Davidson dealerships in the lower 48 states and on Thursday, September 3, 2015, they stopped at Weiblers in Davenport.
This was their 345th stop in a nearly year long trek that has raised over $100,000. Scooter’s owner Adam says they have visited about half of the dealers and plan to extend their trip.
Adam says Scooter has been riding a Ha
As politicians pour over thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails, one just might be the "Catch of the Day."
Could it be a secret code, or is it just a craving for carp?
That's Clinton's 2010 email titled: Gefilte Fish.
"Gefilte fish is a staple in the Jewish diet," said Mike Schafer.
Schafer should know.
An international trade dispute disrupted his longtime family fishery in Fulton, Illinois, five years ago.
"We had all of our eggs in one basket back then," he recalled. "It almost put us out of business."
It kept carp, which is the kind used for Gefilte fish, out of Israel.
"It caused the cos
A lot more sunshine to work with today and thus the jump in temperatures with highs returning around the 90 degree mark. Higher heat indices also returned with some spots reaching 100 degrees!
Still not expecting to break this pattern in the days ahead as afternoon highs around 90 and lows around 70 will be common.
I’m still keeping an eye on this system spinning around the Great Lakes. Why you say? Well, this system will have a cool front that will ride from Northeast to Southwest. This will produce a northeast breeze that will interact with the high heat coming in from the so
If things don’t work out for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, he has agreed to stay the course.
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Trump said that he had signed a pledge that he would not run as an independent or third party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
In addition, Trump said that he would even support the Republican presidential nominee.
CNN contributed to this report
Editor's note: Law enforcement typically does not release the names of juveniles, but did so for this case. Because of the high-profile nature of the case and the felony charges involved, the …
Multiple arrests have been made in connection with parking meters that had been stolen from downtown Muscatine, Iowa.
Lt. Tim Hull with the Muscatine Police Department announced Thursday, September 3, 2015 that two teens and one adult have been arrested.
The first arrest was a 14-year-old on Tuesday, September 1; the teen was charged with first degree theft, Hull said. On Wednesday, September 2, a 16-year-old and a 41-year-old man were arrested. The teen was charged with first degree theft. The man, Shawn Honts, was charged with second degree theft.
More arrests were pending, Hull said.
Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.
ASHTABULA, Ohio -- Prosecutors say an Ohio woman was beaten to death and her body was hidden in her closet for days while two suspects partied.
Mandy Gottschalk, 36, was reported missing by her family on Aug. 17. Her body was found several days later in a shallow grave.
Kyle Starkey and Ryan McBride were both arrested after Gottschalk's body was found.
Starkey has been indicted on two counts of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse and domestic violence. McBride was indicted on charges of tampering with evidence and gross abuse of
MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – Police say two teens and an adult have been charged in connection with stolen downtown parking meters. An investigation was launched in late July 2015 into the theft and destruction of the parking meters.
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with first degree theft. The next day, a 16-year-old boy was also arrested and charged with first degree theft.
Police say 41-year-old Shawn Honts was also arrested on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. He was charged with second degree theft.
Officials say the arrests were made due to help fro
(CNN) -- Law enforcement officers continued to search Thursday for three men suspected of killing Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz. The suspects have been described only as two white men and one black man.
Gliniewicz was a hero to many in Fox Lake, a community of about 10,000 people in northern Illinois. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night for a vigil to honor the 30-year police veteran. He led the local police explorers' program, mentoring and training youths who are interested in becoming officers.
He was also a husband and father of four.
"Joe was my best friend and my world.
You may be seeing a lot of orange around town on Thursday, September 3, 2015. That's because it's Hunger Action Day.
With September being Hunger Action Month, the orange is a reminder to community members to donate to their local food banks.
Wearing Orange today for Hunger Action Day, supporting the River Bend Foodbank. @wqad @WQADKelsey pic.twitter.com/nqpBunXrhU
— Jonathan Lewis Ketz (@JonKetz) September 3, 2015
The River Bend Foodbank in Davenport, Iowa helps provide food to Quad Citians in need. According to their website, in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, 132,000 people are
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Meet BB-8.
It’s the new rolling droid that makes its big-screen debut in the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The film opens on December 18 — but you don’t need to wait until then. You can take BB-8 home this week.
It’s one of more than 100 new Disney-licensed Star Wars toys that hit stores Friday.
Although very little is known about BB-8’s role in the movie, the startup behind the toy promises that it’s pretty close to character.
The toy version of BB-8 is a 4.4-inch robot. It has a unique shape &
NEW YORK (AP) – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.”
The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players’ union. Many legal experts believed the judge was merely pressuring the sides to settle when he criticized the NFL’s handling of the case at two hearings in August.
But the judge wasn’t posturing.
He came out forcefully in Brady’s
LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber cried following his performance on Sunday during the MTV Video Music Awards. On Wednesday, Bieber explained to Jimmy Fallon why he got emotional.
“It was just so overwhelming for me,” Bieber said. “I missed some cues so I was a little disappointed at that … I wasn’t expecting them to support me in the way they did.”
“I’ve worked so hard at this album; I’ve worked so hard at just becoming the man that I want to become. And then stepping into situations, you just can’t help but feel judged. So I was just feeling judged and
A Burlington, Iowa duplex that was being renovated caught fire and is “considered suspicious,” according to the city’s fire marshal.
The fire was initially reported in the 700 block of South 10th Street, but firefighters found it on 12th Street around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, according to Fire Marhsal Mark Crooks.
Crooks said smoke and flames were coming from the roof of the two-story wood-frame home, but firefighters were able to put the fire out in just a few minutes. Nobody was living in the home at the time.
The duplex, owned by Caston Development, sustai
BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – A vacant duplex was damaged after a fire Wednesday night. It happened around 9:30 in the 700 block of south 12th Street.
Firefighters saw flames and smoke coming from the roof when they arrived, but were able to put the fire out within a few minutes.
The building is owned by a developer, and was undergoing renovation. The damage is estimated at $20,000.
Burlington and West Burlington firefighters were on scene until about 12:30 a.m.
The Illinois House of Representatives were just three votes short of overriding Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a labor bill.
The bill, senate bill 1229, would create the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act, which would amend the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act.
Bill actions on the General Assembly’s website show that the bill had been passed in both houses and sent to the governor by early June 2015. It was then vetoed July 19.
Nearly a month later, August 19, the Senate voted to override the governor’s veto, but the House failed to do so on September 2. T
The manhunt for a prisoner who escaped a transport vehicle west of Princeton, Illinois has continued into a second day. Police said they were "still actively searching" after he escaped at a rest area off Interstate 80.
The escapee, 35-year-old Joshua Drinnon was last seen entering a field north of the Great Sauk Trail rest area off I-80 west at mile marker 51, according to the Illinois State Police. Inmate Services Transport Company notified police about the escape around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
At the start of day two of the search, Thursday, September 3, police sai
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Police say another round of gunshots rang out overnight in Davenport.
Around 2 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, officers responded to Welcome Way and Kimberly Road. Police were blocking the intersection, rerouting traffic, talking to witnesses and snapping photos of the scene.
This is the third consecutive morning of gun violence. One man died in an incident the day before.
There is no word on any injuries or arrests at this time. Stay tuned to KWQC-TV6 and kwqc.com for updates as we receive them.
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Among the Muscatine City Council’s approvals tonight include the request to issue a $14,800 purchase order for sewer line testing to inspect and repair any problems with stor…
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
A good Thursday to all. Early school dismissals, hazardous weather outlooks and more heat and humidity. Welcome to September in the Quad-Cities!
Today will be another hot and humid day. Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast for this afternoon, this means temperatures should have no problem reaching the low 90s. The heat index today will allow things to feel much warmer, feeling more like the mid to upper 90s.
Another warm night is ahead with overnight lows barely dropping into the upper 60s. The humidity continues throughout the evening hours, keeping that muggy feeling around.
Tomorrow will be the same story with hot and humid conditions.
During the early morning hours Saturday, we could see a few passing showers. We will be dry by
WASHINGTON -- It was just a matter of time before one of the keen-eyed Republican candidates for president spotted the menace that looms over this country, threatening our national security with blasts of Arctic air and proof that socialized medicine works: Canada.
Hatred of exercise is a Mullen tradition. Our family coat of arms features an obese lion in a recliner and the motto “Reddenbacher indiget butyrum” (“The popcorn needs more butter”).
In last Wednesday's Argus, a front-page headline read: "Bustos decides nuclear pact with Iran is 'best path forward.'"
In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court made an erroneous decision to include under the 1st Amendment protections of the freedom of speech and expression, desecration of the American Flag.
(CNN) -- Authorities pursuing suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer have made "some progress," Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN on Wednesday night.
Filenko said new leads have poured in throughout the day. Some come on social media. Some come on the phone. Sometimes they come when people walk into the Fox Lake police station and tell officers something they've seen.
"We feel like we are making some progress. Unfortunately, we haven't apprehended anyone," Filenko told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."
Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's death on Tuesd
DAVENPORT (IA) – Playing professional baseball has always been Steve Naemark’s dream. After playing for the Quad City River Bandits for a month, Naemark got promoted to Class-A Advanced with the Lancaster JetHawks.
“If someone came up to and told me in a few years I’d be playing professional baseball, I don’t think I would’ve believed him,” Naemark said.
Because a few years ago, his life turned into a nightmare.
“I didn’t really have a direction for my life at that point,” Naemark said.
The summer before his freshman year of college
WAPELLO, Iowa (KWQC) – Wapello was one area school district to let kids out early because of the heat Wednesday. With the heat index in the mid 90’s, their football and cross country teams had to make some changes to their practices for the safety of the kids, but even still, those practices must go on.
Going to class in the heat is one thing, but Wapello senior, Austin Lanz said going to football practice is another.
“It’s exhausting, you get tired quicker, you don’t feel like doing anything and it makes it harder to have the urge to practice,” Lanz said.
Some Davenport residents say you won't hear about shootings near their homes anymore. The neighborhood once notorious for crime is cracking down on violence.
Cathy Wilson-Longoria finally feels safe in her own neighborhood.
"For some years it was not good. There were the burglaries, there were the shootings, there were the stabbings," said Wilson-Longoria.
She moved to the Goose Creek neighborhood back in 1988. The neighborhood that sits in the north end of Davenport had a reputation for crime.
"If you called for help, it was going to be awhile before you got help," said Wilson-Longoria.
KEWANEE, Ill. (KWQC) — We’ve all seen what’s been happening with police interactions across the country. And we are now seeing more law enforcement wearing body cameras. Kewanee officers have joined that list. They are now recording their calls, saying that protects not only citizens, but also themselves. And it’s possible thanks to a local business.
For Kewanee Police officers, these have become part of the everyday uniform. Cameras are now available for every officer on every shift, recording virtually every interaction each officer has. “So instead of just g
ELDRIDGE, Iowa (KWQC) – While some small towns in the QCA have struggled to fill their vacant buildings with business, another is thriving. Eldridge is attracting some shops to move in and others to build from scratch. Assistant city administrator James Martin says downtown is nearly at full capacity. Just four years ago, though, it was pretty quiet.
“We had a lot of vacant buildings,” Martin said. “We had a lot of places that looked like they were getting run down.”
Within the last year, almost a dozen new businesses have opened.
“The Eastern Iowa Baking
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Many camping enthusiasts will tell you to reserve Labor Day campsites months in advance, but it’s never too late to enjoy a weekend outdoors. With many campgrounds and recrea…
Ndayisenga Miliana sat with her family Wednesday at the 7-Eleven coin laundry on Rock Island’s 11th Street waiting for a washing machine to become available.
With a rash of burglaries reported in Matherville and Sherrard overnight, police are urging residents to keep their belongings secure.
Multiple vehicle burglaries were reported overnight from Monday, August 31, 2015 to Tuesday, September 1, according to a statement from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.
Residents in the area are being urged to keep their vehicles locked and valuables inside their homes.
If you have any information about these crimes, you are asked to call the Mercer County Crime Stoppers at 309-582-3500 or 1-800-582-2762. Information leading to an arrest can lan
Two passengers were injured when two school buses collided in an intersection in Sterling, Illinois.
The buses collided in an intersection on Avenue J around 3:15 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, according to the Sterling Police Department.
One bus was, driven by a 47-year-old woman, was carrying 30 students and was heading northbound on Avenue J. The other bus, driven by 60-year-old Raymond Helt, was headed eastbound on West 13th Street, and was carrying 23 students, police said. Two passengers on the 47-year-old’s bus, a six-year-old and a 56-year-old student bus aid, were taken to a n
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – An early morning shooting took a life today in Davenport. It’s the second shooting this week.
Police have responded to double the number of shots fired calls recently. So far this year, there have been 112 shots fired incidents in the city. As of early this morning, that number has gone up to 113. Almost half of those incidents have happened in the last two months.
It has people in this neighborhood, where a young man wa
A prisoner escaped near Princeton, Illinois at a rest stop on Interstate 80, police say.
The prisoner, Joshua Drinnon, escaped a vehicle at the westbound Great Sauk Trail rest area on I-80, near mile marker 51, according to a statement from Trooper Jason Wilson with the Illinois State Police. Police found out about the escape around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 when Inmate Services Transport Company contacted police to tell them about Drinnon's escape.
Drinnon is described as a 35-year-old white man standing six-feet, one-inch tall, 200 pounds, and bald, with blue eyes. Wilson sai
LASALLE, IL (KWQC) – An inmate escaped during transport at the Great Sauk Trail rest area on Interstate 80.
Illinois State Police are urging all residents to lock all vehicles, out buildings and residences in the area.
According to police, Joshua Drinnon, 35, escaped the transport vehicle, and was last seen entering a field north of the rest area.
Drinnon was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and red wind suit pants. He was incarcerated for aggravated robbery.
He was being transported from Blountville, Tennessee to J.R. Donovan Correctional Center in San Diego, California.
Drinnon is 6 f
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — A wayward squirrel that caused thousands of dollars of damage to a West Liberty electrical substation a year ago will likely cost the city an additional $5,000.
DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) — Fox Lake, Illinois is about two hours from Dixon, Illinois. With three suspects on the loose, Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss says his department is on high alert.
Dixon’s Sergeant Lamendola is sad for the family survived by fallen Fox Lake officer, Lieutenant Charles “Joe” Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the police force.
“We generally ride around with our heads on a swivel anyway. It’s a dangerous job,” said Lamendola. He calls the death of Gliniewicz a terrible tragedy. “It really heightens your senses and makes you h
The "sell-by" dates on groceries are not as meaningful as some consumers may think, Mike Miller, executive director of River Bend Foodbank, says.
AMBOY, IL. (KWQC) – Damaged crops are attracting the attention of police in Amboy, Illinois.
Police say it appears a vehicle, possibly a car, drove through three separate crop fields near Sterling and Morgan road in Amboy sometime over the weekend.
A path was cut through the field that has caused extensive damage to crops.
Officers are continuing to investigate evidence left at the scene, but are reaching out to the public for help.
The police department asks that you call Sergeant Jeff Blake at 815-8573400 if you have any information.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A new development could bring new housing to Davenport but some have concerns.
TW Development is planning to build 66 single-family homes on land currently owned by Legacy Baptist Church in the 4800 Block of Jersey Ridge Road.
“The loss of an open space in their backyards, which I understand and I appreciate,” said John Carroll, lawyer for TW Development.
Some neighbors are protesting as the sale moves forward. The project was recommended for approval by Davenport’s planning and zoning commission.
“The planning and zoning commission
Jamie Hesler lives in Moline with her young son. They spend most of their mornings playing and watching cartoons.
Jamie's other passion, in addition to her family, are her tattoos.
"I've had tattoos since I was 18," Jamie said. "I started working at a tattoo shop and they didn't pay me, I was a volunteer, so they told me they would give me tattoos for free."
As a result, Jamie's left arm is covered from wrist to shoulder in Pokemon characters, her favorite show.
"I have Pikachu, Caterprie, Poliwag, Bulbasaur, Horsea, Squirtle, Gengar, Gastly, Mew, Nidoqueen, Rattata, Pichu, Ritchie, Torchic,
An anniversary ceremony was set to be Wednesday, September 2, 2015 with the University of Iowa Mobile Museum.
The ceremony was to be held at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion on Middle Road in Bettendorf, Iowa.
The public was invited to stop by the Mobile Museum to connect with veterans who served in World War II. Four speakers were expected to share their experiences from the war.
In addition, a surprise historic item was going to be presented.
"Families kept this particular item for more than 70 years. It's in amazing condition and it's an incredible piece of history that we can't wait to hold in
Like Starsky and Hutch and Crockett and Tubbs, the days of partners on patrol for Quad City police appear to be a thing of the past.
Manpower and budget constraints have lead to almost all one-person squads.
"You can't afford it, it's a money thing", said Bluegrass Police Chief John Jensen.
Backup for units in the rural areas or on the outskirts of the county can be a challenge sometimes. Police agencies all cooperate to take calls, but sometimes, the manpower is just not available.
"There are times I might be all by myself. Maybe somebody's not on in Buffalo or Walcott. My backup, who knows,