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  • Sterling Pond In Need Of Repairs

    Sterling Pond In Need Of Repairs

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:07:48 GMT
    It's a problem that's been years in the making. Silt has filled up one of the Sterling Park District's ponds.More >>
    It's a problem that's been years in the making. Silt has filled up one of the Sterling Park District's ponds.More >>
  • Making Healthier Food Choices at the Mississippi Valley Fair

    Making Healthier Food Choices at the Mississippi Valley Fair

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:11:54 GMT
    The fun and festivities are underway now at the 95th annual Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, and for many of us, it's a time to relax, let loose, and indulge in some gut-busting fried food. But, when it comes to eating at the fair, there are some healthier choices you can make.More >>
    The fun and festivities are underway now at the 95th annual Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, and for many of us, it's a time to relax, let loose, and indulge in some gut-busting fried food. But, when it comes to eating at the fair, there are some healthier choices you can make.More >>
  • Local Food Pantry Worried About Shelves Becoming Bare

    Local Food Pantry Worried About Shelves Becoming Bare

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:42:04 GMT
    Some local pantries are seeing a dip in donations... leaving one in Camanche, IA worried about keeping up. "As you can see our pantry is looking desperate."More >>
    Some local pantries are seeing a dip in donations... leaving one in Camanche, IA worried about keeping up. "As you can see our pantry is looking desperate."More >>
  • U of Iowa Researchers Study Marijuana Affects On Driving

    U of Iowa Researchers Study Marijuana Affects On Driving

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:32:16 GMT
    Something big is moving at University of Iowa’s Oakdale campus and it had some research volunteers getting stoned.It’s a comprehensive federal study on the effects of marijuana use on driving skills and it could shed light on how being “high” affects drivers behind the wheel.“We know a lot about how people drive when they're under the influence of alcohol but we really don't know that much about, at the microscopic level, how people drive when they’re under the influence of marijuana,” said D...More >>
    Something big is moving at University of Iowa’s Oakdale campus and it had some research volunteers getting stoned.It’s a comprehensive federal study on the effects of marijuana use on driving skills and it could shed light on how being “high” affects drivers behind the wheel.“We know a lot about how people drive when they're under the influence of alcohol but we really don't know that much about, at the microscopic level, how people drive when they’re under the influence of marijuana,” said D...More >>
  • Child Sex Offender Released Early From Prison

    Child Sex Offender Released Early From Prison

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:30:03 GMT
    Robert Howard was released early from prison this morning. In January 2010, he was arrested for child sex abuse on an 18-month-old baby in Muscatine, IA.More >>
    Robert Howard was released early from prison this morning. In January 2010, he was arrested for child sex abuse on an 18-month-old baby in Muscatine, IA.More >>
  • Rock Island Food Fundraising Health Restrictions

    Rock Island Food Fundraising Health Restrictions

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:52:20 GMT
    With the school year quickly approaching, groups selling food for fundraisers are finding tough new rules to deal with. The government updated its snack standards and some long time ...More >>
    With the school year quickly approaching, groups selling food for fundraisers are finding tough new rules to deal with. The government updated its snack standards and some long time ...
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  • Assumption Wins Semi-Final Game At State

    Assumption Wins Semi-Final Game At State

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:30:58 GMT
    The Assumption Knights won at the 3A semi-finals in Des Moines Friday.More >>
    The Assumption Knights won at the 3A semi-finals in Des Moines Friday.
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  • Suspect Named in Rural Scott Co. Shooting-UPDATED

    Suspect Named in Rural Scott Co. Shooting-UPDATED

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:53:55 GMT
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Matthew R. King. Sheriff's officials have identified King as a suspect in the shooting that happened early Monday morning in rural Scott County.

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    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Matthew R. King. Sheriff's officials have identified King as a suspect in the shooting that happened early Monday morning in rural Scott County.


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  • Buffalo Post Office Reopens

    Buffalo Post Office Reopens

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:34:41 GMT
    River communities are getting back to their normal routine after the Mississippi River flood that started the summer of 2014.The Buffalo, Iowa Post Office is reopened...More >>
    River communities are getting back to their normal routine after the Mississippi River flood that started the summer of 2014.The Buffalo, Iowa Post Office is reopened...More >>
  • Top Six Stories on KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories on KWQC.com

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:31:22 GMT
    Here are the top six stories from kwqc.com for the week of July 27, 2014;More >>
    Here are the top six stories from kwqc.com for the week of July 27, 2014;More >>
  • Guilty Verdict For West Branch Baby's Kidnapper

    Guilty Verdict For West Branch Baby's Kidnapper

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:54:40 GMT
    A Colorado woman was found guilty of kidnapping her newborn nephew.The Wisconsin jury delivered its verdict on Thursday, July 31, 2014, saying Kristen Smith kidnapped...More >>
    A Colorado woman was found guilty of kidnapping her newborn nephew.The Wisconsin jury delivered its verdict on Thursday, July 31, 2014, saying Kristen Smith kidnapped...More >>
  • Ready To Rolle Bolle

    Ready To Rolle Bolle

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:56:35 GMT
    It’s tucked in the east end of Moline.A place where the rubber meets the road, so to speak.The East End Bolder’s Club is home to rolle bolle.It’s a game which down through...More >>
    It’s tucked in the east end of Moline.A place where the rubber meets the road, so to speak.The East End Bolder’s Club is home to rolle bolle.It’s a game which down through...More >>
  • Galesburg, IL Teachers Vote "Yes" for Intent to Strike

    Galesburg, IL Teachers Vote "Yes" for Intent to Strike

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:50:06 GMT
    The Galesburg Education Association will be voting on an intent strike tonight. They said they want to be in the classrooms come the first day back of school on August 14th, but they say they fear a strike is looming.More >>
    The Galesburg Education Association will be voting on an intent strike tonight. They said they want to be in the classrooms come the first day back of school on August 14th, but they say they fear a strike is looming.More >>
  • Bituminous Insurance Company Moving To Davenport

    Bituminous Insurance Company Moving To Davenport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:53:10 GMT
    Bituminous is building a new facility in Davenport. The company's been around for more than 100 years offering insurance for a wide variety of things -- like automobile, fire, theft and life and health.150 people work at the Rock Island location and the company paid more than $70,000 in property taxes to the county last year alone. Mayor Dennis Pauley says company officials did not say when or why they are leaving, but the city is sad to see them go. Downtown Rock Island has many restaurants ...More >>
    Bituminous is building a new facility in Davenport. The company's been around for more than 100 years offering insurance for a wide variety of things -- like automobile, fire, theft and life and health.150 people work at the Rock Island location and the company paid more than $70,000 in property taxes to the county last year alone. Mayor Dennis Pauley says company officials did not say when or why they are leaving, but the city is sad to see them go. Downtown Rock Island has many restaurants ...More >>
  • Lift Truck Rescue At Moline Church

    Lift Truck Rescue At Moline Church

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:37:14 GMT
    Fire crews rescued two workers trapped in a bucket lift 120 feet in the air.More >>
    Fire crews rescued two workers trapped in a bucket lift 120 feet in the air.
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  • Witness Helps Bring Casey's Robbery Suspect To Justice

    Witness Helps Bring Casey's Robbery Suspect To Justice

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:48:18 GMT
    Blue Grass Police say a man ran out of a Casey's General Store last night with a cash register in his hands.Sgt. Garrett Jahns says the robbery happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. He says a person who witnessed it helped police bring the suspect, 35-year-old Antonio Cooks, into custody.One Casey's employee was hurt running to safety when Sgt. Jahns says Cooks ripped the register from the counter but a Good Samaritan outside the store didn't let Cooks out of his sight.“When he saw th...More >>
    Blue Grass Police say a man ran out of a Casey's General Store last night with a cash register in his hands.Sgt. Garrett Jahns says the robbery happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. He says a person who witnessed it helped police bring the suspect, 35-year-old Antonio Cooks, into custody.One Casey's employee was hurt running to safety when Sgt. Jahns says Cooks ripped the register from the counter but a Good Samaritan outside the store didn't let Cooks out of his sight.“When he saw th...More >>
  • Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:23:12 GMT
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>
  • Suspect Arrested In Burlington Shooting

    Suspect Arrested In Burlington Shooting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:56:39 GMT
    One man is in the hospital and one man is under arrest after an altercation in Burlington, Iowa early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014. Police were called to the area of 12th and Acres after reports of gunfire.More >>
    One man is in the hospital and one man is under arrest after an altercation in Burlington, Iowa early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014. Police were called to the area of 12th and Acres after reports of gunfire.More >>
  • Moped Rider Dies In Henry County, Iowa Accident

    Moped Rider Dies In Henry County, Iowa Accident

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:47:50 GMT
    The Iowa State Patrol has identified the victim in the moped/car accident. More >>
    The Iowa State Patrol has identified the victim in the moped/car accident.
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  • Stockton, Iowa Issues Boil Advisory

    Stockton, Iowa Issues Boil Advisory

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:07:33 GMT
    The city of Stockton in Muscatine County issued a boil advisory this morning, anticipating a partial loss of water pressure as they make repairs to the water system...More >>
    The city of Stockton in Muscatine County issued a boil advisory this morning, anticipating a partial loss of water pressure as they make repairs to the water system...More >>
  • Marijuana Seized, Man Arrested In Bettendorf

    Marijuana Seized, Man Arrested In Bettendorf

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:35:14 GMT
    Police in Bettendorf arrested a man they say is involved in large marijuana distribution enterprise.On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, police arrested 29-year-old David A. Felix. ...More >>
    Police in Bettendorf arrested a man they say is involved in large marijuana distribution enterprise.On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, police arrested 29-year-old David A. Felix. ...More >>
  • Here’s The Pitch

    Here’s The Pitch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:22:31 GMT
    The stakes are high. Victory is often measured in inches. The Moline Horseshoe Club has been around since 1990. It’s a place where sportsmen make their pitch, tossing a horseshoe about forty feet...More >>
    The stakes are high. Victory is often measured in inches. The Moline Horseshoe Club has been around since 1990. It’s a place where sportsmen make their pitch, tossing a horseshoe about forty feet...More >>
  • Police Say Man Ran Off With Blue Grass Casey's Cash Register

    Police Say Man Ran Off With Blue Grass Casey's Cash Register

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:07:21 GMT
    A Muscatine, Iowa man is in jail, accused of robbing the Casey's General Store in Bluegrass. Police arrested 35-year-old Antonio Cooks for the incident that happened Wednesday night...More >>
    A Muscatine, Iowa man is in jail, accused of robbing the Casey's General Store in Bluegrass. Police arrested 35-year-old Antonio Cooks for the incident that happened Wednesday night...More >>
  • Entrance To New Clinton School Causes Concerns

    Entrance To New Clinton School Causes Concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:27:51 GMT
    The new Clinton Middle School isn't open yet, but there are already safety concerns. One city council member says getting inside could create a dangerous traffic problem.More >>
    The new Clinton Middle School isn't open yet, but there are already safety concerns. One city council member says getting inside could create a dangerous traffic problem.More >>
  • Rock Island Taking Deer Hunting Applications As Deer Sightings Increase

    Rock Island Taking Deer Hunting Applications As Deer Sightings Increase

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:20:59 GMT
    Deer hunters can apply to bow hunt in Rock Island for the next month. The city is getting ready to carry out its deer hunting program for the first full season.More >>
    Deer hunters can apply to bow hunt in Rock Island for the next month. The city is getting ready to carry out its deer hunting program for the first full season.More >>
  • NTSB Releases Cause Of Towboat Sinking

    NTSB Releases Cause Of Towboat Sinking

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:03:24 GMT
    The NTSB’s report says it was human error: the master and mate failed to ensure sufficient clearance under the boat for the area.More >>
    The NTSB’s report says it was human error: the master and mate failed to ensure sufficient clearance under the boat for the area.More >>
  • UPDATE: Rock Island Boil Order Lifted

    UPDATE: Rock Island Boil Order Lifted

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:31:10 GMT
    The City of Rock Island has issued a Boil Advisory for parts of the city. The advisory is effective immediately for Rock Island water customers ...More >>
    The City of Rock Island has issued a Boil Advisory for parts of the city. The advisory is effective immediately for Rock Island water customers ...More >>
  • Girl With Special Needs Denied Fair Rides

    Girl With Special Needs Denied Fair Rides

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:43:24 GMT
    Alison Atkins, 17-years-old with special needs, was looking forward to riding the Ferris Wheel yesterday at the Mississippi Valley Fair. But she was told by the ride operate that they weren't allowed to go because of her special needs.More >>
    Alison Atkins, 17-years-old with special needs, was looking forward to riding the Ferris Wheel yesterday at the Mississippi Valley Fair. But she was told by the ride operate that they weren't allowed to go because of her special needs.More >>
  • Vehicles Smashed By Rocks Thrown Along Harrison St.

    Vehicles Smashed By Rocks Thrown Along Harrison St.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:27:28 GMT
    Two vehicles were smashed with large rocks thrown along Harrison St. early this morning.“They could have killed somebody. If that street would have been busy and had a lot of traffic to it, somebody could have got killed,” said Mary Walrup whose Jeep was hit by rocks.Pictures of victims' vehicles show dents, a broken handle, and a rear passenger window broken out by airborne chunks of concrete.Walrup shows us some of the nearly $7,000 in damage to her Jeep from rocks hurled from the west side...More >>
    Two vehicles were smashed with large rocks thrown along Harrison St. early this morning.“They could have killed somebody. If that street would have been busy and had a lot of traffic to it, somebody could have got killed,” said Mary Walrup whose Jeep was hit by rocks.Pictures of victims' vehicles show dents, a broken handle, and a rear passenger window broken out by airborne chunks of concrete.Walrup shows us some of the nearly $7,000 in damage to her Jeep from rocks hurled from the west side...More >>
  • Railroad Rescue Cart Helping To Save Lives In Clinton

    Railroad Rescue Cart Helping To Save Lives In Clinton

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:12:57 GMT
    A 17 year old fell 80 feet at Eagle Point Park in Clinton this week and there's still no word on his condition. He was air-lifted to Iowa City and the Clinton Fire Department used a special piece of equipment to make the rescue.More >>
    A 17 year old fell 80 feet at Eagle Point Park in Clinton this week and there's still no word on his condition. He was air-lifted to Iowa City and the Clinton Fire Department used a special piece of equipment to make the rescue.More >>
  • West Nile Virus Infections Strike Early In The Season In Iowa

    West Nile Virus Infections Strike Early In The Season In Iowa

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:30:55 GMT
    Iowa is now reporting three cases of West Nile virus and health officials note that the appearance of the disease is occurring earlier than usual.More >>
    Iowa is now reporting three cases of West Nile virus and health officials note that the appearance of the disease is occurring earlier than usual.More >>
  • Mom Pleads Guilty To Leaving Baby Hot In Car In Moline

    Mom Pleads Guilty To Leaving Baby Hot In Car In Moline

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:12:34 GMT
    Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned.Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned.
    The mother accused of leaving her six month old baby alone in a hot car in Moline last week has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges.More >>
    The mother accused of leaving her six month old baby alone in a hot car in Moline last week has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges.More >>
  • Car/Pedestrian Accident Shuts Down 31st Ave. In Rock Island

    Car/Pedestrian Accident Shuts Down 31st Ave. In Rock Island

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:44:31 GMT
    Police in Rock Island have closed 31st Ave. between 11th St. and 9th St. because of a vehicle/pedestrian accident investigationMore >>
  • Celebrating A Milestone

    Celebrating A Milestone

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:26:52 GMT
    The original congregation met above a grocery store in Davenport 175 years ago. That was the humble beginning for First Baptist Church. The pews consisted of boards put across boxes and kegs...More >>
    The original congregation met above a grocery store in Davenport 175 years ago. That was the humble beginning for First Baptist Church. The pews consisted of boards put across boxes and kegs...More >>
  • Inspection Finds Rock Island Home Unlivable After Fire

    Inspection Finds Rock Island Home Unlivable After Fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:48:35 GMT
    It was a small fire. But days after it broke out at a Rock Island house, residents are still not allowed back inside. And that has nothing to do with smoke or water damage.More >>
    It was a small fire. But days after it broke out at a Rock Island house, residents are still not allowed back inside. And that has nothing to do with smoke or water damage.More >>
  • Public Safety Top Priority at Mississippi Valley Fair

    Public Safety Top Priority at Mississippi Valley Fair

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:12 GMT
    With the Mississippi Valley Fair now open and mild weather likely boosting attendance, upwards of 280,000 people or more are expected to turn out to enjoy the fun this year. Crowds that size can, obviously, be a challenge for local law enforcement, but they say they are ready.More >>
    With the Mississippi Valley Fair now open and mild weather likely boosting attendance, upwards of 280,000 people or more are expected to turn out to enjoy the fun this year. Crowds that size can, obviously, be a challenge for local law enforcement, but they say they are ready.More >>
  • Hillsdale Family Looking For Answers After Dog Shot

    Hillsdale Family Looking For Answers After Dog Shot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:18:43 GMT
    A holiday celebration until their dog was shot with kids in the crossfire. A Hillsdale family says a neighbor fired several shots into their yard over the Fourth of July weekend.More >>
    A holiday celebration until their dog was shot with kids in the crossfire. A Hillsdale family says a neighbor fired several shots into their yard over the Fourth of July weekend.More >>
  • Rock Island Plans To Fix Drains In Flooded Park

    Rock Island Plans To Fix Drains In Flooded Park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:14:03 GMT
    The Martin Luther King Jr. Park was built less than a year ago in Rock Island, and it was a community request. Aldermen worked to get $600,000 in state funding to construct it. Already, it's costing the city to fix.More >>
    The Martin Luther King Jr. Park was built less than a year ago in Rock Island, and it was a community request. Aldermen worked to get $600,000 in state funding to construct it. Already, it's costing the city to fix.More >>
  • Treasury Secretary Visits Alcoa

    Treasury Secretary Visits Alcoa

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:42:19 GMT
    United States Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, visits the Quad Cities Tuesday to tour the Alcoa plant.More >>
    United States Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, visits the Quad Cities Tuesday to tour the Alcoa plant.More >>
  • Car Crashes Into Moline Apartment

    Car Crashes Into Moline Apartment

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:07:55 GMT
    It was a very close call tonight for one family celebrating a newborn in their home. A car ended up in the kitchen.More >>
    It was a very close call tonight for one family celebrating a newborn in their home. A car ended up in the kitchen.More >>
  • QCA Braces For Road Salt Costs

    QCA Braces For Road Salt Costs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:28:27 GMT
    Salt supplies are low and costs are up because they used so much last winter. Salt prices will go up about 25% this winter for Davenport and other neighboring cities.
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    Salt supplies are low and costs are up because they used so much last winter. Salt prices will go up about 25% this winter for Davenport and other neighboring cities.

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  • Mercer Co. Candidates See Changes For Treasurer's Office

    Mercer Co. Candidates See Changes For Treasurer's Office

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:33:18 GMT
    Three months before November's election, Mercer County's Treasurer’s race just got interesting.“I strongly feel that there should be a second set of eyes on everything,” said Bev Lower, Democratic Party candidate for County Treasurer.“I want them to be able to come to me anytime, talk to me,” said Sandy Bull, the Republican Party candidate.One of the two candidates will replace former treasurer Mike Bertelsen who on Monday, admitted in court that he stole thousands of dollars in county funds....More >>
    Three months before November's election, Mercer County's Treasurer’s race just got interesting.“I strongly feel that there should be a second set of eyes on everything,” said Bev Lower, Democratic Party candidate for County Treasurer.“I want them to be able to come to me anytime, talk to me,” said Sandy Bull, the Republican Party candidate.One of the two candidates will replace former treasurer Mike Bertelsen who on Monday, admitted in court that he stole thousands of dollars in county funds....More >>
  • Complaints About Special Needs Riders Being Turned Away At Miss. Valley Fair

    Complaints About Special Needs Riders Being Turned Away At Miss. Valley Fair

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:20:48 GMT
    A miscommunication created frustration for some special guests, who claimed they were not permitted on some rides or told they were not for free.More >>
    A miscommunication created frustration for some special guests, who claimed they were not permitted on some rides or told they were not for free.More >>
  • Calamus, Iowa Gun Dealer Sentenced For Sale Of Machine Gun

    Calamus, Iowa Gun Dealer Sentenced For Sale Of Machine Gun

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:34:59 GMT
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    A gun dealer from Calamus, Iowa has been sentenced to prison time on federal charges alleging he sold a fully-automatic machine gun.More >>
    A gun dealer from Calamus, Iowa has been sentenced to prison time on federal charges alleging he sold a fully-automatic machine gun.More >>
  • Pickets Over Galesburg Teacher Contract Talks

    Pickets Over Galesburg Teacher Contract Talks

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:42:33 GMT
    Teachers in Galesburg and their supporters set up a long picket line outside the high school Tuesday afternoon.More >>
    Teachers in Galesburg and their supporters set up a long picket line outside the high school Tuesday afternoon.More >>
  • Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

    Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:30:43 GMT
    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The Democrat signed the proposal Tuesday.More >>
    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The Democrat signed the proposal Tuesday.More >>
  • Galesburg: Railroad Crossing at Whitesboro Street To Close For Maintenance

    Galesburg: Railroad Crossing at Whitesboro Street To Close For Maintenance

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:22:00 GMT
    The City of Galesburg announced a road closing that could affect some motorists on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.BNSF plans to close the railroad crossing on Whitesboro Street, north of ...More >>
    The City of Galesburg announced a road closing that could affect some motorists on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.BNSF plans to close the railroad crossing on Whitesboro Street, north of ...More >>
  • McVay In Court For Carrie Olson's Murder

    McVay In Court For Carrie Olson's Murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:38 GMT
    UPDATE: Timothy McVay's preliminary hearing has been moved to August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., due to a state delay.More >>
    UPDATE: Timothy McVay's preliminary hearing has been moved to August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., due to a state delay.More >>
  • In The Driver’s Seat

    In The Driver’s Seat

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:54:37 GMT
    Eleven year old Zayne Feller from Camanche would love to win Rookie of the Year honors. Zayne races super cup cars throughout the Midwest. He drives a Ford Mustang.More >>
    Eleven year old Zayne Feller from Camanche would love to win Rookie of the Year honors. Zayne races super cup cars throughout the Midwest. He drives a Ford Mustang.More >>
  • Plans To Revitalize Kewanee,IL

    Plans To Revitalize Kewanee,IL

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:45:42 GMT
    Kewanee has a plan to boost the economy and all it's through a project that will create jobs, bring new businesses and attract visitors. "It's a community that has a lot of history.More >>
    Kewanee has a plan to boost the economy and all it's through a project that will create jobs, bring new businesses and attract visitors. "It's a community that has a lot of history.More >>
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Visits Quad Cities Tuesday

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Visits Quad Cities Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:30:35 GMT
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will travel to Davenport, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to highlight economic growth, expanding opportunity, and investing in advanced manufacturing.More >>
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will travel to Davenport, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to highlight economic growth, expanding opportunity, and investing in advanced manufacturing.More >>
  • Land Price Approved For Marijuana Grow Center

    Land Price Approved For Marijuana Grow Center

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:37:16 GMT
    Rock Island council members have paved the way to bring a medical marijuana growing center to the city in an industrial area. Green Thumb Industries, LLC, which is based in Chicago, would pay the city $135,000 for the property, and would build the center on around 10 acres of land near the Milan border along 51 St. West. More >>
    Rock Island council members have paved the way to bring a medical marijuana growing center to the city in an industrial area. Green Thumb Industries, LLC, which is based in Chicago, would pay the city $135,000 for the property, and would build the center on around 10 acres of land near the Milan border along 51 St. West. More >>
  • Meet K-9 Nicom

    Meet K-9 Nicom

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:32:50 GMT
    There's a new crime fighter on the streets of Whiteside County these days. His name is K-9 Nicom, and he has a real nose for the job. The German Sheppard joined the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office last month and, already, he is proving himself to be a valuable crime fighting asset.More >>
    There's a new crime fighter on the streets of Whiteside County these days. His name is K-9 Nicom, and he has a real nose for the job. The German Sheppard joined the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office last month and, already, he is proving himself to be a valuable crime fighting asset.More >>
  • Man Falls From Eagle Point Park Cliff

    Man Falls From Eagle Point Park Cliff

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:58 GMT
     Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there.More >>
     Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there.More >>
  • Local Veterans Speak Out About Proposed Fix for VA Healthcare

    Local Veterans Speak Out About Proposed Fix for VA Healthcare

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:16:20 GMT
    Leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees announced a $17 billion compromise proposal on Monday that is aimed at fixing problems with the VA healthcare system. At least some local veterans we talked to say the proposed bill be would be an important step forward, but that's all it is - a good first step.More >>
    Leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees announced a $17 billion compromise proposal on Monday that is aimed at fixing problems with the VA healthcare system. At least some local veterans we talked to say the proposed bill be would be an important step forward, but that's all it is - a good first step.More >>
  • Mississippi Valley Fair Features New, Exotic Attractions

    Mississippi Valley Fair Features New, Exotic Attractions

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:50:47 GMT
    Mississippi Valley Fair officials and vendors are putting the finishing touches on their attractions today, getting ready for the first day of the fair tomorrow. They're anticipating cooler temperatures this year and hoping for a big turnout, along with a lot of new and exotic shows.More >>
    Mississippi Valley Fair officials and vendors are putting the finishing touches on their attractions today, getting ready for the first day of the fair tomorrow. They're anticipating cooler temperatures this year and hoping for a big turnout, along with a lot of new and exotic shows.More >>
  • Former Treasurer Tells KWQC "He's Sorry" For Stealing From Mercer County

    Former Treasurer Tells KWQC "He's Sorry" For Stealing From Mercer County

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:14:18 GMT
    The former treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Mercer County says he's guilty and is now awaiting sentencing.Mike Bertelsen pleaded guilty in a plea deal Monday to theft and official misconduct, both felonies. Bertelsen tells KWQC he's sorry and he’s asking for forgiveness from those who stood by him.In April 2012, Bertelsen explained Mercer County's dire financial situation.“We don't have any cash reserves. We haven't had anything invested in the general fund since 2009,”...More >>
    The former treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Mercer County says he's guilty and is now awaiting sentencing.Mike Bertelsen pleaded guilty in a plea deal Monday to theft and official misconduct, both felonies. Bertelsen tells KWQC he's sorry and he’s asking for forgiveness from those who stood by him.In April 2012, Bertelsen explained Mercer County's dire financial situation.“We don't have any cash reserves. We haven't had anything invested in the general fund since 2009,”...More >>
  • Two Boats Collide Near Clinton

    Two Boats Collide Near Clinton

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:03:52 GMT
    One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened...More >>
    One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened...More >>
  • Muslims Celebrate Eid In The Quad Cities

    Muslims Celebrate Eid In The Quad Cities

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:48:10 GMT
    Hundreds of Muslims from the Quad City area gathered at the Bettendorf Islamic Center Monday morning to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting.More >>
    Hundreds of Muslims from the Quad City area gathered at the Bettendorf Islamic Center Monday morning to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting.More >>
  • Sherrard Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash In Milan

    Sherrard Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash In Milan

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:38:06 GMT
    It was a dangerous day on the road for motorcycles Sunday, with two separate crashes involving injuries in the Quad City area.More >>
    It was a dangerous day on the road for motorcycles Sunday, with two separate crashes involving injuries in the Quad City area.More >>
  • Mercer County Treasurer, Mike Bertelsen Enters Into Plea Agreement

    Mercer County Treasurer, Mike Bertelsen Enters Into Plea Agreement

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:14:05 GMT
    The Mercer County treasurer finally got his day in court. Mike Bertelsen was accused of stealing money from the county. He originally had pleaded not guilty, but on Monday ...More >>
    The Mercer County treasurer finally got his day in court. Mike Bertelsen was accused of stealing money from the county. He originally had pleaded not guilty, but on Monday ...More >>
  • Jury Selection Begins In Wisconsin Kidnapping

    Jury Selection Begins In Wisconsin Kidnapping

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:27:33 GMT
    Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures in West Branch...More >>
    Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures in West Branch...More >>
  • Davenport Grease Fire Evacuates Six Apartments

    Davenport Grease Fire Evacuates Six Apartments

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:03:55 GMT
    An early morning grease fire gave the residents of a Davenport apartment building a little unwanted excitement.Crews were called to the 2500 block of east 53rd Street around ...More >>
    An early morning grease fire gave the residents of a Davenport apartment building a little unwanted excitement.Crews were called to the 2500 block of east 53rd Street around ...More >>
  • That Old Soft Shoe

    That Old Soft Shoe

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:22 GMT
    They are a dancing duo. Two women from Davenport who enjoy giving audiences that old soft shoe.They’ve got style. They click.Seventy nine year old Betty Berneking and eighty nine year old Ruth Harter are tap dancers...More >>
    They are a dancing duo. Two women from Davenport who enjoy giving audiences that old soft shoe.They’ve got style. They click.Seventy nine year old Betty Berneking and eighty nine year old Ruth Harter are tap dancers...More >>
  • Small Towns Plan For More Businesses

    Small Towns Plan For More Businesses

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:34:16 GMT
    Many small towns in our area are seeing young people go off to college and settle elsewhere, but some local villages are looking to change that. Community members in Stockton, Illinois are using a special program to revitalize the community and potentially keeping more people around.More >>
    Many small towns in our area are seeing young people go off to college and settle elsewhere, but some local villages are looking to change that. Community members in Stockton, Illinois are using a special program to revitalize the community and potentially keeping more people around.More >>
  • QCA Church Marks 175th Anniversary

    QCA Church Marks 175th Anniversary

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:40:33 GMT
    A Davenport church is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. Sunday was the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ's 175th anniversary.More >>
    A Davenport church is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. Sunday was the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ's 175th anniversary.More >>
  • Big Changes On The Way To SNAP Program

    Big Changes On The Way To SNAP Program

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:56:09 GMT
    Iowa and Illinois residents using food stamp benefits at some convenience stores and gas stations might have to find another place to shop. Merchants will now have to pay the transaction fees to process the benefits and those fees were once covered by the federal government. In iowa, stores that average a minimum of $100 a month in snap transactions get help from the federal government to pay for those transaction fees, but under the new federal farm bill that assistance won't be available. T...More >>
    Iowa and Illinois residents using food stamp benefits at some convenience stores and gas stations might have to find another place to shop. Merchants will now have to pay the transaction fees to process the benefits and those fees were once covered by the federal government. In iowa, stores that average a minimum of $100 a month in snap transactions get help from the federal government to pay for those transaction fees, but under the new federal farm bill that assistance won't be available. T...More >>
  • Bix Weekend Means Big Business For Local Shops, Services

    Bix Weekend Means Big Business For Local Shops, Services

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:23:29 GMT
    The Quad-City Times Bix 7 weekend means big business for many local shops and service providers. With the race in its 40th year, and thousands of people in town, some are seeing even more customers than usual.More >>
    The Quad-City Times Bix 7 weekend means big business for many local shops and service providers. With the race in its 40th year, and thousands of people in town, some are seeing even more customers than usual.More >>
  • It's the 'Dog Days of Summer' at the Rock Island Public Library

    It's the 'Dog Days of Summer' at the Rock Island Public Library

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:39:27 GMT
    It's summer, and July, so this probably won't surprise you, but it's national hot dog month.To celebrate, the Rock Island Public Library held a 'Dog Days of Summer' event. It encourages children to 'paws' to read while participating in a summer reading program.  More >>
    It's summer, and July, so this probably won't surprise you, but it's national hot dog month.To celebrate, the Rock Island Public Library held a 'Dog Days of Summer' event. It encourages children to 'paws' to read while participating in a summer reading program.  More >>
  • 2014 BIX 7 Race

    2014 BIX 7 Race

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:37:58 GMT
    The Bix 7 is a tradition for area families and world class runners every year. Many runners and walkers challenge themselves on this course. While some are participating for the first time, others say they haven't missed a year on the course or the sidelines. They say it's as much about the race as it is the atmosphere and being a part of something this big."I did the quick Bix last year and this year. The other times I've run or limped the Bix," said Jamie Snyder, who is a Bix 7 participant....More >>
    The Bix 7 is a tradition for area families and world class runners every year. Many runners and walkers challenge themselves on this course. While some are participating for the first time, others say they haven't missed a year on the course or the sidelines. They say it's as much about the race as it is the atmosphere and being a part of something this big."I did the quick Bix last year and this year. The other times I've run or limped the Bix," said Jamie Snyder, who is a Bix 7 participant....More >>
  • Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:08:16 GMT
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
  • A Taste of Honey

    A Taste of Honey

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:19:29 GMT
    Phil Crandall has one honey of a job! The Coal Valley man is a beekeeper. It’s an interest he developed as a child. Crandall has about sixty hives at various locations in the area.More >>
    Phil Crandall has one honey of a job! The Coal Valley man is a beekeeper. It’s an interest he developed as a child. Crandall has about sixty hives at various locations in the area.
    More >>
  • Thirty Six In A Row

    Thirty Six In A Row

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:34:25 GMT
    It’s Bix 36 for Joe and Linda Getz of Davenport.Saturday’s race will be their 36th appearance in Davenport’s annual seven mile race. The Bix Seven. The couple’s first Bix adventure...More >>
    It’s Bix 36 for Joe and Linda Getz of Davenport.Saturday’s race will be their 36th appearance in Davenport’s annual seven mile race. The Bix Seven. The couple’s first Bix adventure...More >>
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.More >>
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...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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