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  • 3 Kids Removed From Eldridge Meth House, 3 People Arrested

    3 Kids Removed From Eldridge Meth House, 3 People Arrested

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:05:39 GMT
     Two men were arrested after police discovered a meth lab at their home in Eldridge, Iowa. Later Thursday, a woman was also taken into custody.
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     Two men were arrested after police discovered a meth lab at their home in Eldridge, Iowa. Later Thursday, a woman was also taken into custody.

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  • GEA Accepts Contract By 52.3%, School Starts Tomorrow

    GEA Accepts Contract By 52.3%, School Starts Tomorrow

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:53:14 GMT
    After two weeks of the strike and hours of negotiations, the school board and the teachers in Galesburg have come to an agreement.Superintendent Bart Arthur tells us school will start tomorrow...More >>
    After two weeks of the strike and hours of negotiations, the school board and the teachers in Galesburg have come to an agreement.Superintendent Bart Arthur tells us school will start tomorrow...More >>
  • One Step Closer To Land Based Casino

    One Step Closer To Land Based Casino

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:36:29 GMT
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission gave developers the go ahead to buy the land at the southwest corner of I-80 and I-74. This means they're steps closer to breaking ground on the 300,000 square foot facility. What now looks like a field of grass and weeds could soon be the land based rhythm city casino by 2016. The $110 million dollar building will stand seven stories high with a variety of features including over 100 hotel rooms to a 50,000 square foot gaming floor." 900 slot machines, t...More >>
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission gave developers the go ahead to buy the land at the southwest corner of I-80 and I-74. This means they're steps closer to breaking ground on the 300,000 square foot facility. What now looks like a field of grass and weeds could soon be the land based rhythm city casino by 2016. The $110 million dollar building will stand seven stories high with a variety of features including over 100 hotel rooms to a 50,000 square foot gaming floor." 900 slot machines, t...More >>
  • Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Lightning Starts Apartment Fire In Bettendorf

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:55:01 GMT
    Volunteers needed to help move elderly tenants after fire.More >>
    Volunteers needed to help move elderly tenants after fire.More >>
  • More Donations Needed To "Fill The Boot"

    More Donations Needed To "Fill The Boot"

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:53:14 GMT
    Muscatine firefighters will hit the sidewalks again Friday to "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association but new regulations could end the donation drive that's already had a rough two days.After low donations Wednesday, the department decided to move from one of its locations.Thursday, Lt. Andy Summit and volunteers collected donations at the corner of Cedar St. and 8th St.“It's been a little slower this year,” said Summitt. “I liked it the way we did it before but times change.F...More >>
    Muscatine firefighters will hit the sidewalks again Friday to "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association but new regulations could end the donation drive that's already had a rough two days.After low donations Wednesday, the department decided to move from one of its locations.Thursday, Lt. Andy Summit and volunteers collected donations at the corner of Cedar St. and 8th St.“It's been a little slower this year,” said Summitt. “I liked it the way we did it before but times change.F...More >>
  • Business Impacted By Bridge Closure

    Business Impacted By Bridge Closure

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:42:29 GMT
    Since the Centennial Bridge closed, Smith Auto Sales has only sold six cars, this is less than half of their normal sales.More >>
    Since the Centennial Bridge closed, Smith Auto Sales has only sold six cars, this is less than half of their normal sales.
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  • One Person Shot In Davenport; Victim Identified

    One Person Shot In Davenport; Victim Identified

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:29 GMT
    One person has been shot and Davenport police are searching for suspects.More >>
    One person has been shot and Davenport police are searching for suspects.
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  • Iowa Attorney General Sues La 'James Cosmetology For Fraud

    Iowa Attorney General Sues La 'James Cosmetology For Fraud

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:17:05 GMT
    The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a cosmetology school chain, accusing it of defrauding students.More >>
    The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a cosmetology school chain, accusing it of defrauding students.More >>
  • Galesburg Teachers Return to Classrooms; School Starts Friday

    Galesburg Teachers Return to Classrooms; School Starts Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:54:10 GMT
    A teachers strike in Galesburg, Ill. is over. On Thursday, Aug. 28. teachers ratified a new contract and the school board approved it, according to the district superintendent.More >>
    A teachers strike in Galesburg, Ill. is over. On Thursday, Aug. 28. teachers ratified a new contract and the school board approved it, according to the district superintendent.More >>
  • New Evidence Released In I-88 Hit & Run Death Of Emilio Perez

    New Evidence Released In I-88 Hit & Run Death Of Emilio Perez

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:35:54 GMT
    The Illinois State Police have issued new evidence in the hit and run death of Emilio Perez: Forensic examination and testing of crime scene evidence has uncovered new information narrowing the ...More >>
    The Illinois State Police have issued new evidence in the hit and run death of Emilio Perez: Forensic examination and testing of crime scene evidence has uncovered new information narrowing the ...More >>
  • Davenport Police Investigate Shots Fired On W. 6th Street

    Davenport Police Investigate Shots Fired On W. 6th Street

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:45:25 GMT
    Police in Davenport received a call of shots fired from the 1100 block of West 6th Street early Thursday morning. The call came in around 12:17 a.m. When officers arrived, they ...More >>
    Police in Davenport received a call of shots fired from the 1100 block of West 6th Street early Thursday morning. The call came in around 12:17 a.m. When officers arrived, they ...More >>
  • Boil Order For Parts Of Geneseo-LIFTED

    Boil Order For Parts Of Geneseo-LIFTED

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:31:16 GMT
    UPDATE: Geneseo Public Works Director Klint Rice has announced the boil ordered has been officially lifted. ORIGINAL: The City of Geneseo has issued a boil order for parts of the city.More >>
    UPDATE: Geneseo Public Works Director Klint Rice has announced the boil ordered has been officially lifted. ORIGINAL: The City of Geneseo has issued a boil order for parts of the city.More >>
  • Rollover Accident Closes River Drive In Bettendorf

    Rollover Accident Closes River Drive In Bettendorf

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:03:13 GMT
    An accident on River Drive in Bettendorf shut down the road to traffic for a while on Thursday morning. The accident happened on River Drive where the road splits in two at Martha's Point.More >>
    An accident on River Drive in Bettendorf shut down the road to traffic for a while on Thursday morning. The accident happened on River Drive where the road splits in two at Martha's Point.More >>
  • Groundbreaking For YMCA Early Learning Center In Davenport.

    Groundbreaking For YMCA Early Learning Center In Davenport.

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:01:50 GMT
    A groundbreaking will take place for the new YMCA Early Learning Center in Davenport. Communications Director for the Scott County Family Y, Frank Klipsch says it'll be an important addition...More >>
    A groundbreaking will take place for the new YMCA Early Learning Center in Davenport. Communications Director for the Scott County Family Y, Frank Klipsch says it'll be an important addition...More >>
  • The Welding Webbs

    The Welding Webbs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:37:12 GMT
    She likes to think out of the box. In a trade typically dominated by men, Tabitha Webb and her dad Tim are a team. They are the first father-daughter welding students at Midwest Technical Institute in Moline...More >>
    She likes to think out of the box. In a trade typically dominated by men, Tabitha Webb and her dad Tim are a team. They are the first father-daughter welding students at Midwest Technical Institute in Moline...More >>
  • Tentative Agreement Reached In Galesburg Teachers Strike

    Tentative Agreement Reached In Galesburg Teachers Strike

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:20:07 GMT
    The Galesburg Board of Education and Teachers Union have reached a tentative agreement to end the strike that's been going on for two weeks. The agreement means kids could be back in school on Friday...More >>
    The Galesburg Board of Education and Teachers Union have reached a tentative agreement to end the strike that's been going on for two weeks. The agreement means kids could be back in school on Friday...More >>
  • Man Fires Handgun On Mississippi River

    Man Fires Handgun On Mississippi River

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:35:47 GMT
    A Davenport man faces charges after he fired a gun on the Mississippi River. DNR officials say 67-year-old Charles Leo Cox was out fishing Wednesday morning, anchored in the river along Bettendorf.More >>
    A Davenport man faces charges after he fired a gun on the Mississippi River. DNR officials say 67-year-old Charles Leo Cox was out fishing Wednesday morning, anchored in the river along Bettendorf.More >>
  • New Drive-In Expected To Be Big Draw For Blue Grass

    New Drive-In Expected To Be Big Draw For Blue Grass

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:25:48 GMT
    A new attraction is coming to one area community and it's expected to bring plenty of new faces into town. In just a few weeks the Blue Grass Drive-in will start showing movies.More >>
    A new attraction is coming to one area community and it's expected to bring plenty of new faces into town. In just a few weeks the Blue Grass Drive-in will start showing movies.More >>
  • Former Galesburg Educator Tries To Occupy Negotiations, Escorted Out By Police

    Former Galesburg Educator Tries To Occupy Negotiations, Escorted Out By Police

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:49:25 GMT
    Today marks two weeks since teachers in Galesburg went on strike.Students have missed 10 days of school.Both the teachers union and the school board sat back down at 10 AM this morning to try and hammer out a deal. They have been hung up on one point in the contracts...More >>
    Today marks two weeks since teachers in Galesburg went on strike.Students have missed 10 days of school.Both the teachers union and the school board sat back down at 10 AM this morning to try and hammer out a deal. They have been hung up on one point in the contracts...More >>
  • R.I. Co. Board Makes Plan For Future

    R.I. Co. Board Makes Plan For Future

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:14:04 GMT
    Major changes are on the way for the Rock Island County board after three separate votes during a special meeting Tuesday night.“There's a lot of things that people want to happen right now and I agree they need to change but let's make the change for the right reason,” said county board member, Steve Meersman.Board members voted to cut the board's size, to create guidelines for the removal of future board chairs, and for the first time, hire a county administrator, duties currently handled b...More >>
    Major changes are on the way for the Rock Island County board after three separate votes during a special meeting Tuesday night.“There's a lot of things that people want to happen right now and I agree they need to change but let's make the change for the right reason,” said county board member, Steve Meersman.Board members voted to cut the board's size, to create guidelines for the removal of future board chairs, and for the first time, hire a county administrator, duties currently handled b...More >>
  • Exempting Kids From Vaccinations

    Exempting Kids From Vaccinations

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:11:20 GMT
    More parents are exempting their kids from vaccinations. This is causing a heated debate around the country.More >>
    More parents are exempting their kids from vaccinations. This is causing a heated debate around the country.
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  • Rock Island Fire Discovered By Observant First Responders

    Rock Island Fire Discovered By Observant First Responders

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:39:40 GMT
    Emergency crews on a medical call in Rock Island discovered a fire at nearby house early Wednesday morning and radioed in for assistance. Firefighters were sent to the home ...More >>
    Emergency crews on a medical call in Rock Island discovered a fire at nearby house early Wednesday morning and radioed in for assistance. Firefighters were sent to the home ...More >>
  • Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:12:09 GMT
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
    Des Moines County deputies have release the identity of the Burlington, Iowa man who drowned in a pond in Sperry, Iowa. The incident happened on Monday, August 25, 2014 ...More >>
  • It’s A Century Farm

    It’s A Century Farm

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:13:09 GMT
    In Muscatine County, Bob Bancks knows the lay of the land. This Iowa Farm Boy lives on a Century Farm. Bob is the fourth generation to farm the family land near Blue Grass ...More >>
    In Muscatine County, Bob Bancks knows the lay of the land. This Iowa Farm Boy lives on a Century Farm. Bob is the fourth generation to farm the family land near Blue Grass ...More >>
  • Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:33:06 GMT
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a charitable craze that is sweeping the nation, and now, one local man is taking it one step further. He is using the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman who lost her husband to the disease and her ongoing fight to one day find a cure.More >>
  • Centennial Bridge Shut Down Until October 10

    Centennial Bridge Shut Down Until October 10

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:25:05 GMT
    KWQC has just learned the Centennial Bridge will be shut down until October 10th. The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of ...More >>
    KWQC has just learned the Centennial Bridge will be shut down until October 10th. The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of ...More >>
  • Headaches To Continue With Centennial Bridge Work Delay

    Headaches To Continue With Centennial Bridge Work Delay

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:09:13 GMT
    The Centennial Bridge work is well underway but extensions to the timeline have many commuters sounding off. While many people say they know work on the bridge needs to be done for safety frustrations are still high.More >>
    The Centennial Bridge work is well underway but extensions to the timeline have many commuters sounding off. While many people say they know work on the bridge needs to be done for safety frustrations are still high.More >>
  • Burlington Sees Large Economic Boost

    Burlington Sees Large Economic Boost

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:09:11 GMT
    Hundreds of new jobs in the Burlington area are creating a big boost for the local economy. Companies like Case, General Electric, Federal-Mogul and Orascom continue to hire skilled workers.More >>
    Hundreds of new jobs in the Burlington area are creating a big boost for the local economy. Companies like Case, General Electric, Federal-Mogul and Orascom continue to hire skilled workers.More >>
  • Frustrations And Tensions Mount Over Dock Project

    Frustrations And Tensions Mount Over Dock Project

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:30:11 GMT
    There's a final push from the Davenport Levee Improvement Commission to stop The Dock project from moving forward.Tuesday, all four members at a special meeting voted to deny the land-lease agreement but that vote may be just a formality because the city council will have the final say.Aldermen are set to take a final vote on a 51-year lease agreement for the project Wednesday night, the final hurdle in a long, drawn-out battle within City Hall.The project was approved unanimously earlier thi...More >>
    There's a final push from the Davenport Levee Improvement Commission to stop The Dock project from moving forward.Tuesday, all four members at a special meeting voted to deny the land-lease agreement but that vote may be just a formality because the city council will have the final say.Aldermen are set to take a final vote on a 51-year lease agreement for the project Wednesday night, the final hurdle in a long, drawn-out battle within City Hall.The project was approved unanimously earlier thi...More >>
  • "Worst Storm In 20 Years" People In Rock Falls And Morrison, IL Still Without Power

    "Worst Storm In 20 Years" People In Rock Falls And Morrison, IL Still Without Power

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:25:41 GMT
    Thousands lost power for a while and there was some damage from downed trees and power lines...More >>
    Thousands lost power for a while and there was some damage from downed trees and power lines...More >>
  • Update: Rollover Accident On US 61

    Update: Rollover Accident On US 61

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:52:12 GMT
    The Iowa State Patrol released more information on a rollover accident Monday on Highway 61 near West Lake Park in Davenport.More >>
    The Iowa State Patrol released more information on a rollover accident Monday on Highway 61 near West Lake Park in Davenport. More >>
  • Power Outages in Iowa/Illinois After Storms

    Power Outages in Iowa/Illinois After Storms

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:31:36 GMT
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    We're still dealing with power outages in and around the Quad Cities. Storms the past 24 hours have downed trees and power lines from the Q.C. metro to Whiteside county.More >>
    We're still dealing with power outages in and around the Quad Cities. Storms the past 24 hours have downed trees and power lines from the Q.C. metro to Whiteside county.More >>
  • Electrical Fire At Davenport Apartment Complex

    Electrical Fire At Davenport Apartment Complex

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:50:03 GMT
    The Red Cross is helping a Davenport family of two adults and a child after an early morning fire. Crews were called to the 1900 block of West 40th Street, sometime after 3:00...More >>
    The Red Cross is helping a Davenport family of two adults and a child after an early morning fire. Crews were called to the 1900 block of West 40th Street, sometime after 3:00...More >>
  • Bean Bag Chair Recall

    Bean Bag Chair Recall

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:14:56 GMT
    There's a voluntary recall of over two million bean bag chairs after two children suffocated to death. Officials say the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside...More >>
    There's a voluntary recall of over two million bean bag chairs after two children suffocated to death. Officials say the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside...More >>
  • Steeped In History

    Steeped In History

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:52:54 GMT
    In Muscatine, there is a church which is older than the city itself. Trinity Episcopal Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary as a congregation. It is the oldest, Consecrated Episcopal Church...More >>
    In Muscatine, there is a church which is older than the city itself. Trinity Episcopal Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary as a congregation. It is the oldest, Consecrated Episcopal Church...More >>
  • Galesburg Teacher Strike Threatens Moline Football's Home Opener

    Galesburg Teacher Strike Threatens Moline Football's Home Opener

    Aug 25, 2014 11:21 PM2014-08-26 12:44:26 GMT
    Students from other districts are already feeling the impact of the strike of the ongoing teacher's strike in Galesburg. Galesburg's sports teams aren't allowed to compete in interscholastic athletic events while the strike is in effect, and that has student athletes across the QCA missing out on match ups.More >>
    Students from other districts are already feeling the impact of the strike of the ongoing teacher's strike in Galesburg. Galesburg's sports teams aren't allowed to compete in interscholastic athletic events while the strike is in effect, and that has student athletes across the QCA missing out on match ups.More >>
  • AC Repair Companies Aim To Cool Down QCA Residents

    AC Repair Companies Aim To Cool Down QCA Residents

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:14:06 GMT
    Imagine having no air in these hot and humid conditions. It's the reality of many across the QCA including one local woman. Monday we saw temperatures over 90 degrees with a high heat index. "it's hot. Simply that," Tom Gabrilson, owner of Gabrilson Indoor Climate Solutions. That means it's a busy day at Gabrilson Indoor Climate Solutions. In fact, Thomas Gabrilson says it's one of the busiest days of the summer."The phones were ringing off the hook early in the morning," Gabrilson said. "We ...More >>
    Imagine having no air in these hot and humid conditions. It's the reality of many across the QCA including one local woman. Monday we saw temperatures over 90 degrees with a high heat index. "it's hot. Simply that," Tom Gabrilson, owner of Gabrilson Indoor Climate Solutions. That means it's a busy day at Gabrilson Indoor Climate Solutions. In fact, Thomas Gabrilson says it's one of the busiest days of the summer."The phones were ringing off the hook early in the morning," Gabrilson said. "We ...More >>
  • Moline School Dist. Says 1% Sales Tax Increase Could Cool Down Classrooms

    Moline School Dist. Says 1% Sales Tax Increase Could Cool Down Classrooms

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:48:04 GMT
    Many locals schools let out early today, because of the extreme heat and classrooms without air conditioning. One school district said a 1% sales tax could solve that problem...More >>
    Many locals schools let out early today, because of the extreme heat and classrooms without air conditioning. One school district said a 1% sales tax could solve that problem...More >>
  • Afternoon Storms Cause Damage In Clinton/Whiteside Co.

    Afternoon Storms Cause Damage In Clinton/Whiteside Co.

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:46:19 GMT
    Thunderstorms popped up over the Quad Cities area Monday afternoon, and in some cases, caused damageMore >>
    Thunderstorms popped up over the Quad Cities area Monday afternoon, and in some cases, caused damageMore >>
  • Public Meeting For Bettendorf PERL Tax Levy

    Public Meeting For Bettendorf PERL Tax Levy

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:27:11 GMT
    Citizens of Bettendorf, Iowa can learn more about a tax levy vote coming up next month at a special meeting Monday night at Bettendorf Middle School. The Public Education Recreation Levy...More >>
    Citizens of Bettendorf, Iowa can learn more about a tax levy vote coming up next month at a special meeting Monday night at Bettendorf Middle School. The Public Education Recreation Levy...More >>
  • Genesis Opens Cafeterias For Heat Relief

    Genesis Opens Cafeterias For Heat Relief

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:10:00 GMT
    People looking to beat the heat can cool down at Genesis Medical Center cafeterias. Genesis is making the cafeterias at its three Quad-Cities hospital campuses available to the public...More >>
    People looking to beat the heat can cool down at Genesis Medical Center cafeterias. Genesis is making the cafeterias at its three Quad-Cities hospital campuses available to the public...More >>
  • Fugitive In Galesburg, IL Stabbing Caught

    Fugitive In Galesburg, IL Stabbing Caught

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:08:18 GMT
    A man being charged with a Galesburg, Ill. murder has been arrested. Police were searching for 29-year-old Christopher L. Croom, who was charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of Melvin G. Buckner...
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    A man being charged with a Galesburg, Ill. murder has been arrested. Police were searching for 29-year-old Christopher L. Croom, who was charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of Melvin G. Buckner...

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  • Man Dies After Baseball Bat Attack In Muscatine, Iowa

    Man Dies After Baseball Bat Attack In Muscatine, Iowa

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:21:13 GMT
    A Muscatine, Iowa man is being charged with murder after police say he killed another man with a baseball bat.Jose Tapia, 27, is accused of beating 39-year-old Michael Newman...More >>
    A Muscatine, Iowa man is being charged with murder after police say he killed another man with a baseball bat.Jose Tapia, 27, is accused of beating 39-year-old Michael Newman...More >>
  • Bettendorf Standoff Ends Peacefully

    Bettendorf Standoff Ends Peacefully

    Aug 24, 2014 08:09 PM2014-08-25 12:29:35 GMT
    It was a peaceful end to a standoff between police and a man with a weapon in Bettendorf Saturday night.It happened in the 1500 block of Antler Court when police were called to a domestic assault just after 8 p.m. When they arrived, officers say 68 year-old William Kill was alone in his home with a handgun and several hunting weapons.More >>
    It was a peaceful end to a standoff between police and a man with a weapon in Bettendorf Saturday night.It happened in the 1500 block of Antler Court when police were called to a domestic assault just after 8 p.m. When they arrived, officers say 68 year-old William Kill was alone in his home with a handgun and several hunting weapons.More >>
  • Col Celebrates A Century

    Col Celebrates A Century

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:27:56 GMT
    Some of entertainments most famous names are etched in the fabric of the building. It's wrapped in a century of history. This year, the Col Ballroom in Davenport is one hundred years old.More >>
    Some of entertainments most famous names are etched in the fabric of the building. It's wrapped in a century of history. This year, the Col Ballroom in Davenport is one hundred years old.More >>
  • Burlington March Against Violence

    Burlington March Against Violence

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:32:48 GMT
    After several recent shootings and a stabbing, a resident named Adonis Ross says he can't sit back and watch it happen any longer. He and several others marched against violence today.More >>
    After several recent shootings and a stabbing, a resident named Adonis Ross says he can't sit back and watch it happen any longer. He and several others marched against violence today.
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  • Marching For Climate Action

    Marching For Climate Action

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-24 23:33:28 GMT
    A coast to coast march for climate change made a stop in the Quad Cities Sunday. The group arrived in Davenport claiming we're facing a crisis they want to help fix. These people started walking march first from LA and are more than halfway through their journey. They're from all over the country, but they say they share a common purpose. "Every day I see signs of climate change and hear reports about species going extinct. It's heartbreaking to hear. I feel like I need to do everything in my...More >>
    A coast to coast march for climate change made a stop in the Quad Cities Sunday. The group arrived in Davenport claiming we're facing a crisis they want to help fix. These people started walking march first from LA and are more than halfway through their journey. They're from all over the country, but they say they share a common purpose. "Every day I see signs of climate change and hear reports about species going extinct. It's heartbreaking to hear. I feel like I need to do everything in my...More >>
  • Muscatine Has Iowa's Poorest Air Quality

    Muscatine Has Iowa's Poorest Air Quality

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:05:06 GMT
    Even with the gloomy weather and pouring rain, a group of advocates called Clean Air Muscatine (CLAM) were dedicated to holding today's public event about Muscatine's air quality.More >>
    Even with the gloomy weather and pouring rain, a group of advocates called Clean Air Muscatine (CLAM) were dedicated to holding today's public event about Muscatine's air quality.More >>
  • Mobile Food Pantry Helps Feed the Hungry

    Mobile Food Pantry Helps Feed the Hungry

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:27:55 GMT
    It's a problem affecting people across the world and even in our own community: hunger. The Riverbend Food Bank and Modern Woodmen partnered together Saturday and made a mobile food pantry possible, distributing food to those in need. More >>
    It's a problem affecting people across the world and even in our own community: hunger. The Riverbend Food Bank and Modern Woodmen partnered together Saturday and made a mobile food pantry possible, distributing food to those in need. More >>
  • Habitat For Humanity Helps Family Achieve The American Dream

    Habitat For Humanity Helps Family Achieve The American Dream

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:19:12 GMT
    A local family now has a place to call home and they have Habitat for Humanity to thank. The family of five received the keys Saturday after countless hours spent remodeling the home. The donation is apart of a nationwide effort by Bank of America that gives foreclosed homes to the nonprofit organization. Since homes don't have to be built from the ground up, families can move in sooner and start the living the lives they've wanted."It's about a place to provide safety, stability and security...More >>
    A local family now has a place to call home and they have Habitat for Humanity to thank. The family of five received the keys Saturday after countless hours spent remodeling the home. The donation is apart of a nationwide effort by Bank of America that gives foreclosed homes to the nonprofit organization. Since homes don't have to be built from the ground up, families can move in sooner and start the living the lives they've wanted."It's about a place to provide safety, stability and security...More >>
  • Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Draws Athletes of All Kinds

    Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Draws Athletes of All Kinds

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-24 00:18:57 GMT
    Disabled athletes showed off their abilities Saturday, hitting the tennis courts in Moline and competing in the second annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the QC Tennis Club. Both able bodied and disabled players came together for love of the game and to help each other sharpen their skills.More >>
    Disabled athletes showed off their abilities Saturday, hitting the tennis courts in Moline and competing in the second annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the QC Tennis Club. Both able bodied and disabled players came together for love of the game and to help each other sharpen their skills.More >>
  • Another Arrest In Scott County Shooting

    Another Arrest In Scott County Shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:02:38 GMT
    A second suspect was arrested, connected to the shooting of a man in rural Scott County back in July.More >>
    A second suspect was arrested, connected to the shooting of a man in rural Scott County back in July.More >>
  • ISP Semi-Truck Checks

    ISP Semi-Truck Checks

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:13:48 GMT
    Illinois State Police conducted semi-truck checks. The checks are in response to two deadly crashes involving semi-trucks earlier this month.More >>
    Illinois State Police conducted semi-truck checks. The checks are in response to two deadly crashes involving semi-trucks earlier this month.More >>
  • Safety Top Priority as Students Practice in Heat

    Safety Top Priority as Students Practice in Heat

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:10:06 GMT
    This latest weather system has brought with it some intense heat and humidity to the QCA, creating a major challenge for our local high school and college student athletes who have to endure sports practices out in it. When it comes to practice in these weather conditions, student safety is always the number one concern.More >>
    This latest weather system has brought with it some intense heat and humidity to the QCA, creating a major challenge for our local high school and college student athletes who have to endure sports practices out in it. When it comes to practice in these weather conditions, student safety is always the number one concern.More >>
  • False Storm Siren Goes Off In Scott County

    False Storm Siren Goes Off In Scott County

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:10:11 GMT
    Weather confusion this morning in the Quad Cities when thunderstorms came through. The National Weather Service didn't issue any warnings, yet the storm sirens were sounded in Scott County...More >>
    Weather confusion this morning in the Quad Cities when thunderstorms came through. The National Weather Service didn't issue any warnings, yet the storm sirens were sounded in Scott County...More >>
  • Quad Cities Students Battle Excessive Heat

    Quad Cities Students Battle Excessive Heat

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:44:55 GMT
    The stifling heat forced more than a dozen area school districts to let out early Friday where temperatures in some classrooms soared up near 90 degrees.“It's really hot and muggy in here because we don't have school air conditioning,” said Kathryn Hartog, a 5th grader at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Davenport.St. Paul school let students out early at 12:30 p.m. In all, 13 school districts had early dismissal according to KWQC.com.“It's really humid and the floors are really sticky...More >>
    The stifling heat forced more than a dozen area school districts to let out early Friday where temperatures in some classrooms soared up near 90 degrees.“It's really hot and muggy in here because we don't have school air conditioning,” said Kathryn Hartog, a 5th grader at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Davenport.St. Paul school let students out early at 12:30 p.m. In all, 13 school districts had early dismissal according to KWQC.com.“It's really humid and the floors are really sticky...More >>
  • 25 Years Of Sharon's Hairstyles

    25 Years Of Sharon's Hairstyles

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:40:04 GMT
    Let's take a look back at her first story and how her hairstyles have changed over the years.More >>
    Let's take a look back at her first story and how her hairstyles have changed over the years.More >>
  • Bettendorf Woman Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Child

    Bettendorf Woman Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Child

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:39:54 GMT
    A Bettendorf, Iowa woman has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child. Police say 36-year-old Chesna L. Lipkowitz sexually abused a 5-year-old, 10 years ago. The victim...More >>
    A Bettendorf, Iowa woman has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child. Police say 36-year-old Chesna L. Lipkowitz sexually abused a 5-year-old, 10 years ago. The victim...More >>
  • The Story Behind Honor Flight

    The Story Behind Honor Flight

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:34:26 GMT
    The three who started it all were recognized and for the first time and KWQC's Gary Metivier brings you the story behind the first ever Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.More >>
    The three who started it all were recognized and for the first time and KWQC's Gary Metivier brings you the story behind the first ever Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.More >>
  • Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:18:56 GMT
    Here are the top six stories for the week of August 17, 2014;More >>
    Here are the top six stories for the week of August 17, 2014;More >>
  • More Layoffs For Deere & Company

    More Layoffs For Deere & Company

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:13:51 GMT
    Deere and Company has made another round of layoffs. Director of Global Public Relations, Ken Golden, confirms approximately 190 employees at Moline's Seeding and Cylinder...More >>
    Deere and Company has made another round of layoffs. Director of Global Public Relations, Ken Golden, confirms approximately 190 employees at Moline's Seeding and Cylinder...More >>
  • Taste of Success

    Taste of Success

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:30:21 GMT
    Jeff Bernat calls it his first taste of success. The United Township graduate is an inventor and has developed a new approach to playing fetch with Fido. Jeff designed and got a patent to ...More >>
    Jeff Bernat calls it his first taste of success. The United Township graduate is an inventor and has developed a new approach to playing fetch with Fido. Jeff designed and got a patent to ...More >>
  • Government Bridge Causes Headaches As Centennial Repairs Take Longer

    Government Bridge Causes Headaches As Centennial Repairs Take Longer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:28:31 GMT
    It's the sight drivers are trying to avoid more than usual. The swing span opening during rush hour in Davenport.More >>
    It's the sight drivers are trying to avoid more than usual. The swing span opening during rush hour in Davenport.More >>
  • Davenport Neighbors Have Convenience Store Concerns

    Davenport Neighbors Have Convenience Store Concerns

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:17:52 GMT
    Should there be a limit on stores that sell liquor? It's a question some in one Davenport neighborhood are debating, all because of a proposed convenience store.More >>
    Should there be a limit on stores that sell liquor? It's a question some in one Davenport neighborhood are debating, all because of a proposed convenience store.More >>
  • Man Injured At Heinz In Muscatine

    Man Injured At Heinz In Muscatine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:28:07 GMT
    We learned that a man injured at the Heinz plant in Muscatine is in stable condition.More >>
    We learned that a man injured at the Heinz plant in Muscatine is in stable condition.More >>
  • Prairie Painter

    Prairie Painter

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:20:07 GMT
    There was a time when the Tall Grass prairie stretched across millions of acres. Now, an extremely small percentage remains. Davenport artist Pam Ohnemus is using her talent...More >>
    There was a time when the Tall Grass prairie stretched across millions of acres. Now, an extremely small percentage remains. Davenport artist Pam Ohnemus is using her talent...More >>
  • Going International

    Going International

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:41:49 GMT
    Call them the Fab Five! They are the five middle school students from Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf who join some elite company. The five will be going to Brazil later this month...More >>
    Call them the Fab Five! They are the five middle school students from Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf who join some elite company. The five will be going to Brazil later this month...More >>
  • County Fairs In The QCA 2014

    County Fairs In The QCA 2014

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-06-24 18:49:06 GMT
    The summer of 2014 will officially be here later this month and that means it's county fair time.Here's a list of QCA county fairs with their dates and links to their websites:More >>
    The summer of 2014 will officially be here later this month and that means it's county fair time.Here's a list of QCA county fairs with their dates and links to their websites:More >>
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  • Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:51:58 GMT
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."More >>
    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia."More >>
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:18 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.More >>
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...More >>
  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:10 GMT
    The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
    Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's...More >>
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