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  • Stowaway Teen Survives Flight from California to Hawaii in Wheel Well

    Stowaway Teen Survives Flight from California to Hawaii in Wheel Well

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:21:14 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

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    HONOLULU (AP) - FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

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  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:23:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

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  • Local Farmers Take Precautions As Widespread Pig Virus Reaches QCA

    Local Farmers Take Precautions As Widespread Pig Virus Reaches QCA

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:15:40 GMT
    A disease that has killed millions of pigs since it showed up in the US last year is becoming more widespread, making its way to the Quad Cities Area.More >>
    A disease that has killed millions of pigs since it showed up in the US last year is becoming more widespread, making its way to the Quad Cities Area.More >>
  • Convicted Felon Escapes For The Second Time

    Convicted Felon Escapes For The Second Time

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:13 GMT
    It's his second escape in two years. Now a convicted felon is at large once again.More >>
    It's his second escape in two years. Now a convicted felon is at large once again.More >>
  • Dog Bites Increase With Warmer Weather

    Dog Bites Increase With Warmer Weather

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:28:56 GMT
    "It's very common in this area. i wish we could say its going down, but it does seem to increase every year," said Scott County Humane Director Pam Arndt.More >>
    "It's very common in this area. i wish we could say its going down, but it does seem to increase every year," said Scott County Humane Director Pam Arndt.
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  • Sterling Dock-Diving Dog Places 7th In World Competition

    Sterling Dock-Diving Dog Places 7th In World Competition

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:57:05 GMT
    Phoenix, a year and a half year-old lab mix from Sterling, recently returned from a dog Olympics of sorts in Atlanta, Georgia, where she competed in dock diving.More >>
    Phoenix, a year and a half year-old lab mix from Sterling, recently returned from a dog Olympics of sorts in Atlanta, Georgia, where she competed in dock diving.More >>
  • Bringing New Life To Old Thomson Attraction

    Bringing New Life To Old Thomson Attraction

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:21:06 GMT
    Two Thomson business partners recently purchased Buck's Barn, a former golf course, hotel and restaurant, with big renovation plans. More >>
    Two Thomson business partners recently purchased Buck's Barn, a former golf course, hotel and restaurant, with big renovation plans. More >>
  • IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads

    IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:55:32 GMT
    A measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads in the state.More >>
    A measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads in the state.
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  • Anti-Bullying Movement in the QCA

    Anti-Bullying Movement in the QCA

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:44:23 GMT
    DAVENPORT, IA – An anti-bullying walk was held to remember 14-year-old Alice Schmitt, who committed suicide earlier this month. Her family and friends are hoping to grow the anti-bullying movement in the Quad Cities.
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    DAVENPORT, IA – An anti-bullying walk was held to remember 14-year-old Alice Schmitt, who committed suicide earlier this month. Her family and friends are hoping to grow the anti-bullying movement in the Quad Cities.More >>
  • Milan Issues Burn Ban

    Milan Issues Burn Ban

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:35:20 GMT
    A burn ban has been issued for Milan until further notice, according to the assistant chief of the Blackhawk Fire Department. That ban is effective immediately.More >>
    A burn ban has been issued for Milan until further notice, according to the assistant chief of the Blackhawk Fire Department. That ban is effective immediately.More >>
  • Proper Training Can Prevent Dog Bites

    Proper Training Can Prevent Dog Bites

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:12:24 GMT
    For the second time in 30 days, a dog has been banned from Bettendorf after biting a person. It has been declared vicious and the owner must prove to the city the dog has been removed. The bite happenedMore >>
    For the second time in 30 days, a dog has been banned from Bettendorf after biting a person. It has been declared vicious and the owner must prove to the city the dog has been removed. The bite happenedMore >>
  • Boaters Hoping for Long, Safe Boating Season

    Boaters Hoping for Long, Safe Boating Season

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:49:55 GMT
    With beautiful weather in store for us this weekend, conservation officers are expecting a lot of boaters to go out onto the river and take advantage of it, and that means safety is a top concern. WeMore >>
    With beautiful weather in store for us this weekend, conservation officers are expecting a lot of boaters to go out onto the river and take advantage of it, and that means safety is a top concern. WeMore >>
  • Verdict of Davenport Vehicle Homicide Case

    Verdict of Davenport Vehicle Homicide Case

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:32:10 GMT
    DAVENPORT, IA -- A Scott County Jury deliberated on whether a man should be held responsible for a pedestrian death. The trail against driver, Dale Varner, happened this week. In September 2012, VarnerMore >>
    DAVENPORT, IA -- A Scott County Jury deliberated on whether a man should be held responsible for a pedestrian death. The trial against driver, Dale Varner, happened this week. In September 2012, VarnerMore >>
  • Another Dog Declared Vicious In Bettendorf After Attack On Woman

    Another Dog Declared Vicious In Bettendorf After Attack On Woman

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:31:26 GMT
    Sara Smith of Bettendorf charged after dog biteSara Smith of Bettendorf charged after dog bite
    Another dog has been banned from Bettendorf. It stems from an incident earlier this week when a group of dogs got lose from a home in the 3200 block of Westmar and one of them attacked a woman. PoliceMore >>
    Another dog has been banned from Bettendorf. It stems from an incident earlier this week when a group of dogs got lose from a home in the 3200 block of Westmar and one of them attacked a woman. PoliceMore >>
  • Sideshow Takes Center Stage in Rock Island

    Sideshow Takes Center Stage in Rock Island

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:43:48 GMT
    We talk a lot about art in the Quad Cities, but a new kind of performance is coming to the area. It is the debut of the 7 Sins Sideshow in the QCA, happening at RIBCO Saturday night, featuring some traditionalMore >>
    We talk a lot about art in the Quad Cities, but a new kind of performance is coming to the area. It is the debut of the 7 Sins Sideshow in the QCA, happening at RIBCO Saturday night, featuring some traditional sideshow stunts.More >>
  • Wahl Clippers Expands, Community Reacts

    Wahl Clippers Expands, Community Reacts

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:44:35 GMT
    A community once hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs is celebrating some good news. One of its biggest employers is making plans to expand it's corporate headquarters in Sterling.  This move isMore >>
    A community once hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs is celebrating some good news. One of its biggest employers is making plans to expand it's corporate headquarters in Sterling.  This move isMore >>
  • Downtown Rock Island Sees New Businesses, Business Owners See Benefit

    Downtown Rock Island Sees New Businesses, Business Owners See Benefit

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:39:39 GMT
    Driving through downtown Rock Island, you'll notice lots of vacant shops and buildings, but city leaders say the downtown area is finally expanding and Rock Island residents say it's about time. Rock IslandMore >>
    Driving through downtown Rock Island, you'll notice lots of vacant shops and buildings, but city leaders say the downtown area is finally expanding and Rock Island residents say it's about time. Rock IslandMore >>
  • Food School

    Food School

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:20:09 GMT
    For many children, the thought of eating food is scary. Four year old Owen Hunt of Colona makes a mad dash for the food room at the Genesis Pediatric Therapy Center in Bettendorf. Occupational TherapistMore >>
    For many children, the thought of eating food is scary. Four year old Owen Hunt of Colona makes a mad dash for the food room at the Genesis Pediatric Therapy Center in Bettendorf. Occupational TherapistMore >>
  • Doggie Easter Egg Hunt - April 19

    Doggie Easter Egg Hunt - April 19

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:59:38 GMT
    Hop, walk, run or trot on over to Fejervary Park in Davenport for the Humane Society of Scott County's annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th! Registration begins at 12:30 and the huntMore >>
    Hop, walk, run or trot on over to Fejervary Park in Davenport for the Humane Society of Scott County's annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th! Registration begins at 12:30 and the huntMore >>
  • Flood Preparations Underway in Davenport

    Flood Preparations Underway in Davenport

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:51:35 GMT
    Davenport Public Works says it will have 24/7 crews out this weekend checking for flooding. There's no significant flooding yet, but crews with Davenport Public Works have been working throughout theMore >>
    Davenport Public Works says it will have 24/7 crews out this weekend checking for flooding. There's no significant flooding yet, but crews with Davenport Public Works have been working throughout theMore >>
  • Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:30:26 GMT
    Here are the top six stories on kwqc.com for the week of April 13, 2014;More Arrests In Patriot Mobile Home Park Sex Abuse Investigation - We are still learning more about this case coming out of a troubledMore >>
    Here are the top six stories on kwqc.com for the week of April 13, 2014;More Arrests In Patriot Mobile Home Park Sex Abuse Investigation - We are still learning more about this case coming out of a troubledMore >>
  • A Link To The Past

    A Link To The Past

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:10 GMT
    A Davenport man says the phonograph and records are a link to his great grandfather. Neal Smith has a passion for preserving the past. Especially the 1907 Victrola and about one hundred fifty recordsMore >>
    A Davenport man says the phonograph and records are a link to his great grandfather. Neal Smith has a passion for preserving the past. Especially the 1907 Victrola and about one hundred fifty recordsMore >>
  • Prosecutors Want Arrest Warrants for Captain in Ferry Disaster

    Prosecutors Want Arrest Warrants for Captain in Ferry Disaster

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:14:09 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. ProsecutorsMore >>
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. ProsecutorsMore >>
  • 13 Dead in Mount Everest Avalanche

    13 Dead in Mount Everest Avalanche

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:36:52 GMT
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal TourismMore >>
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal TourismMore >>
  • Iowa Drivers License Photos Used To Catch Identity Thieves

    Iowa Drivers License Photos Used To Catch Identity Thieves

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:07:37 GMT
    Waterloo police arrest an escaped North Carolina prisoner, 40 years after his escape. It occurred after the man applied for an Iowa drivers license. Ronald Carnes is in the Black Hawk County jail. HeMore >>
    Waterloo police arrest an escaped North Carolina prisoner, 40 years after his escape. It occurred after the man applied for an Iowa drivers license. Ronald Carnes is in the Black Hawk County jail. HeMore >>
  • Davenport Crews Get Ahead of Pesky Problem

    Davenport Crews Get Ahead of Pesky Problem

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:27:20 GMT
    It's a pesky problem, forcing Davenport city crews to be proactive. They're cutting down hundreds of ash trees before the Emerald Ash Borer can get to them. Davenport City Arborist Chris Johnson says,More >>
    It's a pesky problem, forcing Davenport city crews to be proactive. They're cutting down hundreds of ash trees before the Emerald Ash Borer can get to them. Davenport City Arborist Chris Johnson says,More >>
  • Helping Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

    Helping Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:37:07 GMT
    MOLINE, IL – The statistics are shocking. One in six boys will be sexually assaulted before they turn 18. For girls, it's one in four. Nicole Cisne Durbin of Family Resources says most of the time, it'sMore >>
    MOLINE, IL – The statistics are shocking. One in six boys will be sexually assaulted before they turn 18. For girls, it's one in four. Nicole Cisne Durbin of Family Resources says most of the time, it'sMore >>
  • Some Davenport Children In Recent Sexual Abuse Case, Also Used In Making Child Porn

    Some Davenport Children In Recent Sexual Abuse Case, Also Used In Making Child Porn

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:26:16 GMT
    All this week, we've been telling you about a sex abuse investigation at the Patriot Mobile Home Park in Davenport. That's where mothers, entrusted with the safety of their children are now accused ofMore >>
    All this week, we've been telling you about a sex abuse investigation at the Patriot Mobile Home Park in Davenport. That's where mothers, entrusted with the safety of their children are now accused ofMore >>
  • QC Mom's Blog: Easter Egg Dye

    QC Mom's Blog: Easter Egg Dye

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:47:29 GMT
    Do you have an egg hunt planned for this weekend? If so, we have some ideas for how to have the most unique eggs in the neighborhood all thanks to the QC Mom's Blog. You can always find fun projects andMore >>
    Do you have an egg hunt planned for this weekend? If so, we have some ideas for how to have the most unique eggs in the neighborhood all thanks to the QC Mom's Blog. You can always find fun projects andMore >>
  • Meat Prices Going Up

    Meat Prices Going Up

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:42:43 GMT
    With weather warming up, many are ready to fire up the grill. But some of the food typically found at a backyard cookout, is going to cost more.  The average price of beef at the counter is at it's highestMore >>
    With weather warming up, many are ready to fire up the grill. But some of the food typically found at a backyard cookout, is going to cost more.  The average price of beef at the counter is at it's highestMore >>
  • Iowa Gaming Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casino

    Iowa Gaming Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casino

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:35:07 GMT
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos.More >>
    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos.More >>
  • Teen Accused Of Setting Muscatine Apartment On Fire

    Teen Accused Of Setting Muscatine Apartment On Fire

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:46:44 GMT
    A teenager is facing serious charges in connection with an apartment fire in Muscatine. According to the Muscatine County Attorney, 16-year-old Benjamin Phillips is accused of setting the fire to the twoMore >>
    A teenager is facing serious charges in connection with an apartment fire in Muscatine. According to the Muscatine County Attorney, 16-year-old Benjamin Phillips is accused of setting the fire to the twoMore >>
  • Quinn Announces $7.7 Million For QCA Construction

    Quinn Announces $7.7 Million For QCA Construction

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:15:37 GMT
    Henry, Rock Island and Whiteside Counties will be the recipient of new Illinois Jobs Now! construction funds. Governor Quinn announced an investment of $7.7 million for construction in the area. "TheseMore >>
    Henry, Rock Island and Whiteside Counties will be the recipient of new Illinois Jobs Now! construction funds. Governor Quinn announced an investment of $7.7 million for construction in the area. "TheseMore >>
  • Wahl Clipper Plans To Expand In Sterling

    Wahl Clipper Plans To Expand In Sterling

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:58:18 GMT
    A long-time employer in northwestern Illinois is expanding. Wahl Clipper announced Thursday that it will build a new corporate headquarters in Sterling. The company will invest nearly $8.5 million to buildMore >>
    A long-time employer in northwestern Illinois is expanding. Wahl Clipper announced Thursday that it will build a new corporate headquarters in Sterling. The company will invest nearly $8.5 million to buildMore >>
  • Firefighter Charged With Arson In Knox County

    Firefighter Charged With Arson In Knox County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:16:30 GMT
    Investigators have made an arrest in connection with a string of fires in the Galesburg and Williamsfield, Ill. area.The Knox County Sheriff's Office says there have been a series of arsons where hay balesMore >>
    Investigators have made an arrest in connection with a string of fires in the Galesburg and Williamsfield, Ill. area.The Knox County Sheriff's Office says there have been a series of arsons where hay balesMore >>
  • Firefighters Called To North Scott High School

    Firefighters Called To North Scott High School

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:14:13 GMT
    Firefighters in Eldridge, Iowa were called to North Scott High School Thursday morning.Students were evacuated after smoke was seen in the band room. Fire officials determined it was coming from a badMore >>
    Firefighters in Eldridge, Iowa were called to North Scott High School Thursday morning.Students were evacuated after smoke was seen in the band room. Fire officials determined it was coming from a badMore >>
  • Rock Island Businesses To Celebrate Grand Openings

    Rock Island Businesses To Celebrate Grand Openings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:27:34 GMT
    Ten new businesses are celebrating grand openings in downtown Rock Island, as part of a Renaissance Rock Island project.A ribbon cutting event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, kickingMore >>
    Ten new businesses are celebrating grand openings in downtown Rock Island, as part of a Renaissance Rock Island project.A ribbon cutting event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, kickingMore >>
  • Hats Off

    Hats Off

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:26:59 GMT
    Jean Black says it's a tribute to the faces of her community. The photographer from Clinton has created a downtown photo gallery featuring two hundred photos. She calls the gallery Hats Off To The Future.More >>
    Jean Black says it's a tribute to the faces of her community. The photographer from Clinton has created a downtown photo gallery featuring two hundred photos. She calls the gallery Hats Off To The Future.More >>
  • Name the Alcoa Eaglet

    Name the Alcoa Eaglet

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:35:07 GMT
    It's your chance to name the Alcoa eaglet.  You can vote two different ways, on the Alcoa facebook page and on Alcoa website.  The list of names were suggested by people in the community.  You can chooseMore >>
    It's your chance to name the Alcoa eaglet.  You can vote two different ways, on the Alcoa facebook page and on Alcoa website.  The list of names were suggested by people in the community.  You can chooseMore >>
  • Fugitive for 40 Years Caught in Iowa

    Fugitive for 40 Years Caught in Iowa

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 05:57:57 GMT
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1kA7STj ) the man was arrestedMore >>
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1kA7STj ) the man was arrestedMore >>
  • Massive Sinkhole Appears On Main Road In Burlington

    Massive Sinkhole Appears On Main Road In Burlington

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:33 GMT
    A massive sinkhole, around seven feet deep, appeared on a main road in Burlington today. Officials say a two-inch hole in an underground pipe, a water main break, caused the sinkhole. "A lot of peopleMore >>
    A massive sinkhole, around seven feet deep, appeared on a main road in Burlington today. Officials say a two-inch hole in an underground pipe, a water main break, caused the sinkhole. "A lot of peopleMore >>
  • Burn Bans Lifted, But Conditions Still Concern For Brush Fires

    Burn Bans Lifted, But Conditions Still Concern For Brush Fires

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:13:10 GMT
    Even with a couple of burn bans lifted Wednesday, conditions in some areas could still be conducive for brush fires. Local fire officials say they look at a lot of factors when giving the all clear.More >>
    Even with a couple of burn bans lifted Wednesday, conditions in some areas could still be conducive for brush fires. Local fire officials say they look at a lot of factors when giving the all clear.More >>
  • Is the Library Obsolete?

    Is the Library Obsolete?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:39:35 GMT
    This week, is National Library Week.  A time for libraries across the country to remind communities what they can do for people. But do they still matter? In Bettendorf, librarians say yes, but it'sMore >>
    This week, is National Library Week.  A time for libraries across the country to remind communities what they can do for people. But do they still matter? In Bettendorf, librarians say yes, but it'sMore >>
  • Rock Island Co. Proposes Tax Increase For Hope Creek Care Center

    Rock Island Co. Proposes Tax Increase For Hope Creek Care Center

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:22:16 GMT
    The Rock Island County Board just decided to put the issue of raising taxes to support the Hope Creek nursing home on the November ballot. If passed in November, this referendum would raise current propertyMore >>
    The Rock Island County Board just decided to put the issue of raising taxes to support the Hope Creek nursing home on the November ballot. If passed in November, this referendum would raise current propertyMore >>
  • Bill To Help Medic Veterans Get EMT Certification

    Bill To Help Medic Veterans Get EMT Certification

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:59:53 GMT
    DAVENPORT, IA – It's a process that can take over a year and cost from 600 to 2000 dollars to retrain veterans that are already certified as combat medics. Crystal Eakins, Veteran and Paramedic SupervisorMore >>
    DAVENPORT, IA – It's a process that can take over a year and cost from 600 to 2000 dollars to retrain veterans that are already certified as combat medics. Crystal Eakins, Veteran and Paramedic SupervisorMore >>
  • More Arrests In Patriot Mobile Home Park Sex Abuse Investigation

    More Arrests In Patriot Mobile Home Park Sex Abuse Investigation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:22:54 GMT
    After the recent sex abuse investigation at the Patriot Mobile Home Park, the Scott County Sex Offender Task Force and several other agencies have served warrants for several others located at the park. SherryMore >>
    After the recent sex abuse investigation at the Patriot Mobile Home Park, the Scott County Sex Offender Task Force and several other agencies have served warrants for several others located at the park. SherryMore >>
  • Sterling YWCA Closing Preschool

    Sterling YWCA Closing Preschool

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:44:32 GMT
    The YWCA Executive Director Carol Fitzgerald announced the closing of the preschool in Sterling this May in the following letter to the editor: In May, after 50 years, the YWCA of the Sauk Valley willMore >>
    The YWCA Executive Director Carol Fitzgerald announced the closing of the preschool in Sterling this May in the following letter to the editor: In May, after 50 years, the YWCA of the Sauk Valley willMore >>
  • John Deere Classic "Birdies For Charity" Begins

    John Deere Classic "Birdies For Charity" Begins

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:41:34 GMT
    The John Deere Classic is still a few months away but tournament organizers have kicked off the Birdies For Charity program for this year. It's an effort to raise donations for nearly five hundred areaMore >>
    The John Deere Classic is still a few months away but tournament organizers have kicked off the Birdies For Charity program for this year. It's an effort to raise donations for nearly five hundred areaMore >>
  • Sinkhole Opens In Burlington Area Street

    Sinkhole Opens In Burlington Area Street

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:09:08 GMT
    Drive carefully on Mt. Pleasant St. in the Burlington area where there is a huge hole in the road. The West Burlington City Administrator says it's the size of an SUV and about eight feet deep.More >>
    Drive carefully on Mt. Pleasant St. in the Burlington area where there is a huge hole in the road. The West Burlington City Administrator says it's the size of an SUV and about eight feet deep.More >>
  • R.I. Co. Voters Will Decide On Tax Increase For Hope Creek Care

    R.I. Co. Voters Will Decide On Tax Increase For Hope Creek Care

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:34:37 GMT
    Rock Island County Voters will get to decide whether to pay more in taxes to help support the Hope Creek Care nursing home. The Rock Island County Board voted last night to ask voters to raise the taxMore >>
    Rock Island County Voters will get to decide whether to pay more in taxes to help support the Hope Creek Care nursing home. The Rock Island County Board voted last night to ask voters to raise the taxMore >>
  • Sex Offender Sentenced For Fondling Child In Muscatine Co.

    Sex Offender Sentenced For Fondling Child In Muscatine Co.

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:05:18 GMT
    A registered sex offender has been sentenced to prison on a charge of lascivious actions with a child and for violating the sex offender registry law. 29-year-old Andrew Scott Mayfield of Muscatine pleadedMore >>
    A registered sex offender has been sentenced to prison on a charge of lascivious actions with a child and for violating the sex offender registry law. 29-year-old Andrew Scott Mayfield of Muscatine pleadedMore >>
  • West Branch, IA Daycare Worker Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

    West Branch, IA Daycare Worker Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:37:45 GMT
    Federal officials say a guilty plea has been delivered in a child porn case out of West Branch, Iowa.Brady Verlo, 22, has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.He admits he distributed it lastMore >>
    Federal officials say a guilty plea has been delivered in a child porn case out of West Branch, Iowa.Brady Verlo, 22, has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.He admits he distributed it lastMore >>
  • Ninety QCA Veterans Embark on 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

    Ninety QCA Veterans Embark on 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:43:25 GMT
    Ninety veterans from the QCA will spend Monday in Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities program. The 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities left the QC International Airport WednesdayMore >>
    Ninety veterans from the QCA will spend Monday in Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities program. The 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities left the QC International Airport WednesdayMore >>
  • Heart of a Champion

    Heart of a Champion

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:44:38 GMT
    She is five years old, has a twin brother, and is a very courageous little girl. Sydney Mowen is a fighter. She was born with a congenital heart defect, and has undergone five open heart surgeries. HerMore >>
    She is five years old, has a twin brother, and is a very courageous little girl. Sydney Mowen is a fighter. She was born with a congenital heart defect, and has undergone five open heart surgeries. HerMore >>
  • Former NYC Mayor to Start Anti-Gun Lobbying Group

    Former NYC Mayor to Start Anti-Gun Lobbying Group

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:19:13 GMT
    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States.      He wants to start a new lobbying groupMore >>
    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States.      He wants to start a new lobbying groupMore >>
  • Hogs On The Loose Cause Concerns

    Hogs On The Loose Cause Concerns

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:30:52 GMT
    Hogs from a local farm have been making their way onto city streets since last summer in Sterling, Illinois, and they're not welcomed by all. City leaders say that although there is a general understandingMore >>
    Hogs from a local farm have been making their way onto city streets since last summer in Sterling, Illinois, and they're not welcomed by all. City leaders say that although there is a general understandingMore >>
  • Teen Tanning Debate Heats Up; Local Businesses See Impact

    Teen Tanning Debate Heats Up; Local Businesses See Impact

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:14:39 GMT
    Tougher restrictions for teens using tanning beds. New laws are aimed at curbing cancer rates, but how is it impacting local businesses during a normally busy time of year?       The tanning bedMore >>
     
    Tougher restrictions for teens using tanning beds. New laws are aimed at curbing cancer rates, but how is it impacting local businesses during a normally busy time of year? 



     
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  • Changes Coming to Moline Noise Ordinance

    Changes Coming to Moline Noise Ordinance

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:13:45 GMT
    Moline City Council members are taking steps toward changing the city's noise ordinance, which dates back to the 1950s. After consulting with a sound engineer, the Planning Commission found an overhaulMore >>
    Moline City Council members are taking steps toward changing the city's noise ordinance, which dates back to the 1950s. After consulting with a sound engineer, the Planning Commission found an overhaulMore >>
  • No Estimated Time To Open Wal-Mart Rock Island

    No Estimated Time To Open Wal-Mart Rock Island

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:48:28 GMT
    ROCK ISLAND, IL – Plans to open Wal-Mart in Rock Island are underway. The city is working with the company to make sure everything goes as planned. There is still no estimated time of when Wal-Mart willMore >>
    ROCK ISLAND, IL – Plans to open Wal-Mart in Rock Island are underway. The city is working with the company to make sure everything goes as planned. There is still no estimated time of when Wal-Mart willMore >>
  • Remembering Boston in the QCA

    Remembering Boston in the QCA

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:08:13 GMT
    1 year ago today (Tuesday, all eyes were on Boston, when two bombs went off near the marathon finish line.  At least 11 people from the Quad Cities were there running the race.  Now, some say the term,More >>
    1 year ago today (Tuesday, all eyes were on Boston, when two bombs went off near the marathon finish line.  At least 11 people from the Quad Cities were there running the race.  Now, some say the term,More >>
  • Scammers Stealing Refund Money From QCA Taxpayers

    Scammers Stealing Refund Money From QCA Taxpayers

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:03:05 GMT
    The deadline is midnight tonight if you owe taxes, but filing taxes has been a lot more difficult for some tax payers this year.  Taxpayers are falling victim to tax payer identity fraud. This year it'sMore >>
    The deadline is midnight tonight if you owe taxes, but filing taxes has been a lot more difficult for some tax payers this year.  Taxpayers are falling victim to tax payer identity fraud. This year it'sMore >>
  • Honor Flight #27 - April 16

    Honor Flight #27 - April 16

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:04:57 GMT
    The 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will be taking off on April 15th from the Quad City International Airport in Moline.  The flight will take off at 7 a.m. and should return around 10:00 p.m. ThereMore >>
    The 27th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will be taking off on April 15th from the Quad City International Airport in Moline.  The flight will take off at 7 a.m. and should return around 10:00 p.m. ThereMore >>
  • Drug Take-Back In Aledo

    Drug Take-Back In Aledo

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:48:40 GMT
    The Aledo Police Department and DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) are teaming up to be a part of the "National Drug Take-Back Initiative. This is a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which is being heldMore >>
    The Aledo Police Department and DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) are teaming up to be a part of the "National Drug Take-Back Initiative. This is a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which is being heldMore >>
  • Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Coming To The QC

    Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Coming To The QC

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:30:57 GMT
    The Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is coming to the Isle Casino hotel in June. This tour involves custom hot rod and muscle cars that are showcased on a seven day, seven city tour.       The tour covers moreMore >>
    The Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is coming to the Isle Casino hotel in June. This tour involves custom hot rod and muscle cars that are showcased on a seven day, seven city tour.       The tour covers moreMore >>
  • Chad Pregracke To Give Sandburg Commencement In Galesburg

    Chad Pregracke To Give Sandburg Commencement In Galesburg

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:03:38 GMT
    Chad Pregracke is getting pretty used to giving speeches. The 2013 CNN Hero of the Year will give the Commencement address at the 46th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement. The College's CommencementMore >>
    Chad Pregracke is getting pretty used to giving speeches. The 2013 CNN Hero of the Year will give the Commencement address at the 46th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement. The College's CommencementMore >>
  • Tax Day Brings Freebies and Discounts

    Tax Day Brings Freebies and Discounts

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:51:35 GMT
    Tuesday is Tax Day and the deadline to file your 2013 tax returns is midnight. Anyone who owes the government money and doesn't meet the deadline will have to pay a fine. But for those who do make theMore >>
    Tuesday is Tax Day and the deadline to file your 2013 tax returns is midnight. Anyone who owes the government money and doesn't meet the deadline will have to pay a fine. But for those who do make theMore >>
  • Two Escaped Teens Found; Muscatine Suspect Still Loose

    Two Escaped Teens Found; Muscatine Suspect Still Loose

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:48:14 GMT
    Authorities say two juveniles that escaped from a north-central Iowa treatment facility have been captured, and a third remains at large.More >>
    Authorities say two juveniles that escaped from a north-central Iowa treatment facility have been captured, and a third remains at large.More >>
  • Town Hall Meeting On Underage Drinking

    Town Hall Meeting On Underage Drinking

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:11:17 GMT
    The public is invited to a town hall meeting on underage drinking on Thursday night.April is alcohol awareness month and representatives from all four school districts in Scott County will be at the meeting.InMore >>
    The public is invited to a town hall meeting on underage drinking on Thursday night.April is alcohol awareness month and representatives from all four school districts in Scott County will be at the meeting.InMore >>
  • Galesburg Fire Considered Arson

    Galesburg Fire Considered Arson

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:02:46 GMT
    A fire that destroyed a home in Galesburg, Ill., is now thought to be intentionally set.After an initial investigation, Galesburg Police and Fire believe the fire at 472 South Academy Street was set onMore >>
    A fire that destroyed a home in Galesburg, Ill., is now thought to be intentionally set.After an initial investigation, Galesburg Police and Fire believe the fire at 472 South Academy Street was set onMore >>
  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:05:06 GMT
    They call themselves sorority sisters. This group of women use their time and talent to brighten the day for hospital patients. Using scissors and sewing machines, polyester stuffing, and vibrant materials,More >>
    They call themselves sorority sisters. This group of women use their time and talent to brighten the day for hospital patients. Using scissors and sewing machines, polyester stuffing, and vibrant materials,More >>
  • State Funds To Help Regain Access To Moline's Sylvan Island

    State Funds To Help Regain Access To Moline's Sylvan Island

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:23:45 GMT
    Plans are underway to regain access to a popular spot for biking and recreation in Moline. The Sylvan Slough Bridge, the only public entrance to Sylvan Island, closed for safety reasons last year. OfficialsMore >>
    Plans are underway to regain access to a popular spot for biking and recreation in Moline. The Sylvan Slough Bridge, the only public entrance to Sylvan Island, closed for safety reasons last year. OfficialsMore >>
  • Muscatine County Sheriff Looking For Escaped Juvenile

    Muscatine County Sheriff Looking For Escaped Juvenile

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:15:26 GMT
    It started Saturday, and the search is still on going. A Muscatine County Sheriff's deputy tried to pull over what turned out to be a stolen car at two in the afternoon on Saturday. The car didn't stop,More >>
    It started Saturday, and the search is still on going. A Muscatine County Sheriff's deputy tried to pull over what turned out to be a stolen car at two in the afternoon on Saturday. The car didn't stop,More >>
  • Multiple Scott County Children Victims of Sexual Abuse

    Multiple Scott County Children Victims of Sexual Abuse

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:17:58 GMT
    Two girls, four and five years old came forward saying they had been sexually assaulted by Melvin Lucier. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said victims are still coming forward.  "The case basicallyMore >>
    Two girls, four and five years old came forward saying they had been sexually assaulted by Melvin Lucier. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said victims are still coming forward.  "The case basicallyMore >>
  • Local Synagogues To Tighten Security Following Kansas City Shooting

    Local Synagogues To Tighten Security Following Kansas City Shooting

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:09:45 GMT
    The shootings at the Kansas City Jewish Center and retirement complex has left leaders of the Quad Cities Jewish Center grieving and worried."Whenever something like this happens, the first reaction isMore >>
    The shootings at the Kansas City Jewish Center and retirement complex has left leaders of the Quad Cities Jewish Center grieving and worried."Whenever something like this happens, the first reaction isMore >>
  • Quinn Touts Housing Program In Moline

    Quinn Touts Housing Program In Moline

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:42:10 GMT
    A new housing program in Illinois could help first-time homebuyers. Governor Pat Quinn is touring the state to talk about the "Welcome Home Illinois" program which included a stop in Moline.       TheMore >>
    A new housing program in Illinois could help first-time homebuyers. Governor Pat Quinn is touring the state to talk about the "Welcome Home Illinois" program which included a stop in Moline.       TheMore >>
  • What Happened During Officer Shooting in Maquoketa

    What Happened During Officer Shooting in Maquoketa

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:26:26 GMT
    In the early hours on April 1st, Maquoketa police officer - Sergeant Brendan Zeimet was getting ready to finish his shift. That's when he noticed a truck parked on along a street facing the wrong direction. AuthoritiesMore >>
    In the early hours on April 1st, Maquoketa police officer - Sergeant Brendan Zeimet was getting ready to finish his shift. That's when he noticed a truck parked on along a street facing the wrong direction. AuthoritiesMore >>
  • Sterling Firefighter Arrested For Sexual Abuse

    Sterling Firefighter Arrested For Sexual Abuse

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:15:04 GMT
    A City of Sterling firefighter has been arrested after a sexual abuse claim made by a student on April 8th. The Illinois State Police arrested Sterling Firefighter Philip Johannsen after the SterlingMore >>
    A City of Sterling firefighter has been arrested after a sexual abuse claim made by a student on April 8th. The Illinois State Police arrested Sterling Firefighter Philip Johannsen after the SterlingMore >>
  • NWS Confirms Tornado In Lone Tree, IA

    NWS Confirms Tornado In Lone Tree, IA

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:48:49 GMT
    It was small and didn't cause any damage, but the National Weather Service confirms that a tornado formed over Lone Tree, Iowa Sunday night. The NWS has classified it as an EF-0 with estimated peak windsMore >>
    It was small and didn't cause any damage, but the National Weather Service confirms that a tornado formed over Lone Tree, Iowa Sunday night. The NWS has classified it as an EF-0 with estimated peak windsMore >>
  • UPDATE: Conviction In Davenport Murder Case

    UPDATE: Conviction In Davenport Murder Case

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:24:42 GMT
    Update 4:14:14: A Scott County jury found Darius Johnson guilty of murder in the first degree for the death of Robby Kohn. According to the Scott County Attorney, this was Johnson's second trial. InMore >>
    Update 4:14:14: A Scott County jury found Darius Johnson guilty of murder in the first degree for the death of Robby Kohn. According to the Scott County Attorney, this was Johnson's second trial. InMore >>
  • Binge Drinking In Iowa

    Binge Drinking In Iowa

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:16:13 GMT
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health is encouraging all Iowans to educate themselves on the consequences of binge drinking. More thatMore >>
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health is encouraging all Iowans to educate themselves on the consequences of binge drinking. More thatMore >>
  • Muscatine Sheriff Searches For Escaped Teen

    Muscatine Sheriff Searches For Escaped Teen

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:04:51 GMT
    The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a teen who escaped from the Boys Training School in Eldora, Iowa over the weekend.The Sheriff's Office says around 2:10 on Saturday afternoon,More >>
    The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a teen who escaped from the Boys Training School in Eldora, Iowa over the weekend.The Sheriff's Office says around 2:10 on Saturday afternoon,More >>
  • Illinois Funds Earmarked For Moline's Sylvan Bridge

    Illinois Funds Earmarked For Moline's Sylvan Bridge

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:41:02 GMT
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced nearly $53 million in state funding for more than 70 local transportation improvement projects across the state.The City of Moline, Ill. will get over one millionMore >>
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced nearly $53 million in state funding for more than 70 local transportation improvement projects across the state.The City of Moline, Ill. will get over one millionMore >>
  • Tornadoes Reported in Iowa Sunday Night

    Tornadoes Reported in Iowa Sunday Night

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:30:39 GMT
    We're learning more about reports of tornadoes from Kalona, Lone Tree and West Liberty, Ia. Sunday night. So far, no injuries or significant damage have been reported. TV6 drove around the Lone TreeMore >>
    We're learning more about reports of tornadoes from Kalona, Lone Tree and West Liberty, Ia. Sunday night. So far, no injuries or significant damage have been reported. TV6 drove around the Lone TreeMore >>
  • Work Begins On 67th St. Overpass On I-74

    Work Begins On 67th St. Overpass On I-74

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:00:08 GMT
    Work has begun on the 67th Street overpass on I-74 in Davenport.Motorists should look for lane closures along interstate-74 between 53rd Street and Interstate 80 over the next several months.Crews willMore >>
    Work has begun on the 67th Street overpass on I-74 in Davenport.Motorists should look for lane closures along interstate-74 between 53rd Street and Interstate 80 over the next several months.Crews willMore >>
  • Car Crashes Into Davenport Restaurant

    Car Crashes Into Davenport Restaurant

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:34:02 GMT
    A family has quite the tale to tell after eating at a Davenport Rudy's restaurant.While they were having their lunch, a car crashed through the front window right next to their table.It happened aroundMore >>
    A family has quite the tale to tell after eating at a Davenport Rudy's restaurant.While they were having their lunch, a car crashed through the front window right next to their table.It happened aroundMore >>
  • Swimming Sensation

    Swimming Sensation

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:20:11 GMT
    Why crawl when you can fly! That's the attitude eleven year old Isaac Hays has every time he goes swimming. Hays is from Eldridge. He is a profile in courage. Isaac was born with a right leg shorterMore >>
    Why crawl when you can fly! That's the attitude eleven year old Isaac Hays has every time he goes swimming. Hays is from Eldridge. He is a profile in courage. Isaac was born with a right leg shorterMore >>
  • Neighbor Accused Of Killing Iowa Rep's Sisters

    Neighbor Accused Of Killing Iowa Rep's Sisters

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-03-05 17:15:00 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police have charged a neighbor with killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker during a break-in and robbery at their home last month.    Forty-three-year-old Allen DarellMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police have charged a neighbor with killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker during a break-in and robbery at their home last month.    Forty-three-year-old Allen DarellMore >>
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