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  • RAGBRAI Blog: Day 5

    RAGBRAI Blog: Day 5

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:54:26 GMT
    Mason City to Waverly with the meeting town of Green in between. We biked a total of 63 miles.More >>
    Mason City to Waverly with the meeting town of Green in between. We biked a total of 63 miles.More >>
  • Branstad, Reynolds Pen Letter To Obama On Immigration

    Branstad, Reynolds Pen Letter To Obama On Immigration

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:29:43 GMT
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds hope a letter sent to President Obama Thursday will help address some key immigration issues.During a stop in Davenport Thursday, Gov. Branstad said he won't ask the federal government to remove unaccompanied alien children already in Iowa but he thinks others waiting at the border should be sent home.“I think the sooner they can be determined, whether they should be returned to their homes the better and I think there's moveme...More >>
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds hope a letter sent to President Obama Thursday will help address some key immigration issues.During a stop in Davenport Thursday, Gov. Branstad said he won't ask the federal government to remove unaccompanied alien children already in Iowa but he thinks others waiting at the border should be sent home.“I think the sooner they can be determined, whether they should be returned to their homes the better and I think there's moveme...More >>
  • Bix Slip ‘N Slide Is Back!

    Bix Slip ‘N Slide Is Back!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:18:31 GMT
    The popular Bix-7 slip and slide was gone last year, but the homeowners say it will be back now that their son is back in great health.More >>
    The popular Bix-7 slip and slide was gone last year, but the homeowners say it will be back now that their son is back in great health.
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  • FULL INTERVIEW: Thom Cornelis Interviews Meb Keflezighi

    FULL INTERVIEW: Thom Cornelis Interviews Meb Keflezighi

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:16:07 GMT
    Two-time Bix champ Meb Keflezighi is the favorite and Tom Cornelis talked with Meb about his huge win 3-months ago at the Boston Marathon. More >>
    Two-time Bix champ Meb Keflezighi is the favorite and Tom Cornelis talked with Meb about his huge win 3-months ago at the Boston Marathon. More >>
  • Crash Backs Up Traffic On I-80 In Bettendorf

    Crash Backs Up Traffic On I-80 In Bettendorf

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:00:22 GMT
    Traffic is backed up about three quarters of a mile on Interstate 80 because of a crash near Middle Rd. in Bettendorf.More >>
    Traffic is backed up about three quarters of a mile on Interstate 80 because of a crash near Middle Rd. in Bettendorf.
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  • Moline Businesses, Police Team Up For Shoplifting Sting

    Moline Businesses, Police Team Up For Shoplifting Sting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:38:10 GMT
    Moline businesses and the Moline Police Department have been cooperating in a retail theft detail which has resulted in 40 arrests in a five-day period from July 14-18.More >>
    Moline businesses and the Moline Police Department have been cooperating in a retail theft detail which has resulted in 40 arrests in a five-day period from July 14-18.More >>
  • UPDATE: Man Arrested For Davenport Shooting

    UPDATE: Man Arrested For Davenport Shooting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:35:20 GMT
    Darvill J. Bragg, 19, was charged with Willful Injury-Causing Serious Injury and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, both felonies.More >>
    Darvill J. Bragg, 19, was charged with Willful Injury-Causing Serious Injury and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, both felonies.More >>
  • Coyote In East Moline?

    Coyote In East Moline?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:31:09 GMT
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    East Moline Animal Control says it received a report of a coyote roaming around in the city Thursday...More >>
    East Moline Animal Control says it received a report of a coyote roaming around in the city Thursday...More >>
  • A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:05:40 GMT
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
  • A Look At Central Davenport Violence This Year

    A Look At Central Davenport Violence This Year

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:36:38 GMT
    Police responded to reports of shots fired at around 4 PM on the 900 block of W. 6th St. Police are yet to confirm the details, but some neighbors say they heard as many as two shots fired that were spread four minutes apart. Others say they heard one.More >>
    Police responded to reports of shots fired at around 4 PM on the 900 block of W. 6th St. Police are yet to confirm the details, but some neighbors say they heard as many as two shots fired that were spread four minutes apart. Others say they heard one.More >>
  • Big Gatherings For Big Bix 7 Fans Along Route

    Big Gatherings For Big Bix 7 Fans Along Route

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:32:58 GMT
    A few days ahead of the Bix some race spectators are gearing up for the big race. More >>
    A few days ahead of the Bix some race spectators are gearing up for the big race. More >>
  • Bus Impact On Centennial Bridge Closing

    Bus Impact On Centennial Bridge Closing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:49:34 GMT
    In just a few weeks, the Centennial Bridge will shut down and we're learning more about what that means for buses.More >>
    In just a few weeks, the Centennial Bridge will shut down and we're learning more about what that means for buses.More >>
  • Davenport City Council Tables SAU, Overrides Dock Veto

    Davenport City Council Tables SAU, Overrides Dock Veto

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:46:32 GMT
    The City Council unanimously voted to table the SAU stadium issue for a later meeting. Meanwhile, the council unanimously voted to override the mayor's veto on the Dock project. The Dock project will move forward but the SAU stadium issue will continue.More >>
    The City Council unanimously voted to table the SAU stadium issue for a later meeting. Meanwhile, the council unanimously voted to override the mayor's veto on the Dock project. The Dock project will move forward but the SAU stadium issue will continue.More >>
  • Bix 7 Safety

    Bix 7 Safety

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:28:08 GMT
     Streets in Davenport will be packed on Saturday for the 40th Bix 7. Runners aren’t the only ones getting ready for the race, first responders are too.More >>
     Streets in Davenport will be packed on Saturday for the 40th Bix 7. Runners aren’t the only ones getting ready for the race, first responders are too.
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  • Mother Who Left Baby In Hot Car Has First Court Appearance

    Mother Who Left Baby In Hot Car Has First Court Appearance

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:19:55 GMT
    A woman charged with leaving her 6 month old baby alone in a hot car made her first appearance in a Rock Island County court today.More >>
    A woman charged with leaving her 6 month old baby alone in a hot car made her first appearance in a Rock Island County court today.More >>
  • Stuff The Bus: School Supply Drive 7-26-14

    Stuff The Bus: School Supply Drive 7-26-14

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:20:14 GMT
    The Salvation Army, Wal-Mart and Johannes Bus Service will host the Fourth Annual Stuff the Bus Event at all four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts.More >>
    The Salvation Army, Wal-Mart and Johannes Bus Service will host the Fourth Annual Stuff the Bus Event at all four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts. More >>
  • Flood Disaster Declaration For Louisa County

    Flood Disaster Declaration For Louisa County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:07:49 GMT
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad ordered a disaster emergency declaration for Louisa County Wednesday. The declaration allows county residents to apply for funds to cover losses due to flooding and severe weather that began June 26, 2014.More >>
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad ordered a disaster emergency declaration for Louisa County Wednesday. The declaration allows county residents to apply for funds to cover losses due to flooding and severe weather that began June 26, 2014.More >>
  • Update: Rock Island Schools Pick Third Developer For Audubon Property

    Update: Rock Island Schools Pick Third Developer For Audubon Property

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:28:16 GMT
    The Rock Island/Milan school district picked a new developer for the Audubon school property. A developer that works with CVS .More >>
    The Rock Island/Milan school district picked a new developer for the Audubon school property. A developer that works with CVS .More >>
  • -UPDATE:Man Arrested For Carrie Olson Murder

    -UPDATE:Man Arrested For Carrie Olson Murder

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:51:12 GMT
    The Rock Island States Attorney confirms an arrest has been made in connection with the disappearance and death of Carrie Olson.Olson's former boyfriend...More >>
    The Rock Island States Attorney confirms an arrest has been made in connection with the disappearance and death of Carrie Olson.Olson's former boyfriend...More >>
  • Moline Alderman Brown Steps Down

    Moline Alderman Brown Steps Down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:42:08 GMT
    The City of Moline is looking for a new alderman after 4th Ward Alderman Dick Brown resigned, effective immediately. The city says Brown left because he moved out of the 4th Ward. Mayor Scott Raes will make an appointment to fill the vacancy with approval by the City Council. While the 4th Ward Alderman position is vacant, residents may contact the Alderman At-Large, Stephanie Acri.More >>
    The City of Moline is looking for a new alderman after 4th Ward Alderman Dick Brown resigned, effective immediately. The city says Brown left because he moved out of the 4th Ward. Mayor Scott Raes will make an appointment to fill the vacancy with approval by the City Council. While the 4th Ward Alderman position is vacant, residents may contact the Alderman At-Large, Stephanie Acri.More >>
  • RAGBRAI Blog: Day Four

    RAGBRAI Blog: Day Four

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:54:29 GMT
    Well good news! :) short day (approx 35 miles) cooler (80) sunny less humidity!Starting in Forest City going to Mason City stopping at Clear Lake in between.I’m in Cerro Gordo County at Interstate 35 B20 directing traffic."Trooper Dan" LoussaertMore >>
    Well good news! :) short day (approx 35 miles) cooler (80) sunny less humidity!Starting in Forest City going to Mason City stopping at Clear Lake in between.I’m in Cerro Gordo County at Interstate 35 B20 directing traffic."Trooper Dan" LoussaertMore >>
  • RAGBRAI Blog: Day Two

    RAGBRAI Blog: Day Two

    Jul 21, 2014 08:16 PM2014-07-23 18:47:16 GMT
    Today was a windy day but with the work of my teammates we were able to push and pull each other in!More >>
    Today was a windy day but with the work of my teammates we were able to push and pull each other in!More >>
  • Bix 7 To Give Big Salute To Soldiers

    Bix 7 To Give Big Salute To Soldiers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:06:13 GMT
    Along with the big 40-year anniversary of the Bix 7 road race this Saturday this year there is a special salute to those who serve. All active duty U.S. military, guard and reservists can participate for free. Race officials hope it's motivating new runners to join this Q.C. tradition.Tony Hammond of Moline joined the National Guard 3 1/2 years ago and this year is his first time taking on the course. The complimentary sign-up for soldiers was a big part of the incentive."My girlfriend is alw...More >>
    Along with the big 40-year anniversary of the Bix 7 road race this Saturday this year there is a special salute to those who serve. All active duty U.S. military, guard and reservists can participate for free. Race officials hope it's motivating new runners to join this Q.C. tradition.Tony Hammond of Moline joined the National Guard 3 1/2 years ago and this year is his first time taking on the course. The complimentary sign-up for soldiers was a big part of the incentive."My girlfriend is alw...More >>
  • RAGBRAI Blog: Day Three

    RAGBRAI Blog: Day Three

    Jul 22, 2014 03:23 PM2014-07-23 13:02:31 GMT
    Bikers are riding from Emmetsburg to Forest City 73 miles or about 100 if they choose to ride the "Karras Loop".In the high 80's and muggy again, with ...More >>
    Bikers are riding from Emmetsburg to Forest City 73 miles or about 100 if they choose to ride the "Karras Loop".In the high 80's and muggy again, with ...More >>
  • Davenport Alderman Calls for "Options" Ahead Of SAU Stadium Vote

    Davenport Alderman Calls for "Options" Ahead Of SAU Stadium Vote

    Jul 22, 2014 10:49 PM2014-07-23 12:37:52 GMT
    A vote to override Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba’s veto last week of St. Ambrose University’s stadium project is expected during a special city council meeting, Wednesday night.Aldermen Ray Ambrose, Barney Barnhill, Mike Matson, and Rick Dunn all voted 'no' for the project, which passed the council by 6-4.St. Ambrose University needs one of those four aldermen to flip their vote to a ‘yes’ for the stadium project to move forward.All but Dunn have told KWQC that they will likely vote ‘no’ again W...More >>
    A vote to override Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba’s veto last week of St. Ambrose University’s stadium project is expected during a special city council meeting, Wednesday night.Aldermen Ray Ambrose, Barney Barnhill, Mike Matson, and Rick Dunn all voted 'no' for the project, which passed the council by 6-4.St. Ambrose University needs one of those four aldermen to flip their vote to a ‘yes’ for the stadium project to move forward.All but Dunn have told KWQC that they will likely vote ‘no’ again W...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 >>
  • Overnight House Fire In Walcott, Iowa

    Overnight House Fire In Walcott, Iowa

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:13:14 GMT
    Fire broke out at a home in Walcott, Iowa overnight. The call came in just after midnight in the 24,000 block of 47th Avenue. The family of six were asleep inside when the fire broke out...More >>
    Fire broke out at a home in Walcott, Iowa overnight. The call came in just after midnight in the 24,000 block of 47th Avenue. The family of six were asleep inside when the fire broke out...More >>
  • Clinton Sees Millions In Unpaid Sewer Bills

    Clinton Sees Millions In Unpaid Sewer Bills

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:27:28 GMT
    The City of Clinton is in serious debt, and officials say unpaid sewer bills are part of the problem. One of the big offenders is the Miller Ridge Apartments, which has already been in the spotlight this week for a different reason.More >>
    The City of Clinton is in serious debt, and officials say unpaid sewer bills are part of the problem. One of the big offenders is the Miller Ridge Apartments, which has already been in the spotlight this week for a different reason.More >>
  • Dealing with Illegal Dumping at Princeton Recycling Center

    Dealing with Illegal Dumping at Princeton Recycling Center

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:03:52 GMT
    City leaders in Princeton, Illinois, are looking to take measures to help prevent illegal dumping and catch those who break the rules. It is an ongoing battle at the city's 24-hour recycling center.More >>
    City leaders in Princeton, Illinois, are looking to take measures to help prevent illegal dumping and catch those who break the rules. It is an ongoing battle at the city's 24-hour recycling center.More >>
  • Davenport Picks Contractor For Central Renovation

    Davenport Picks Contractor For Central Renovation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:45:14 GMT
    Davenport schools voted on a contractor for the Central High School project.More >>
    Davenport schools voted on a contractor for the Central High School project.More >>
  • Baby In Moline Escapes Hot Car After Good Samaritan Calls 9-1-1

    Baby In Moline Escapes Hot Car After Good Samaritan Calls 9-1-1

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:34:06 GMT
    Moline Police said a mother left her 6 month old baby unattended inside a hot car for over 20 minutes in Moline. More >>
    Moline Police said a mother left her 6 month old baby unattended inside a hot car for over 20 minutes in Moline. More >>
  • School Shooter Prevention Device Goes National

    School Shooter Prevention Device Goes National

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:25:53 GMT
    "The Sleeve" has already made sales to 22 states. Founder and teacher Daniel Nietzel says he is ready to do this full-time to help protect the kids.More >>
    "The Sleeve" has already made sales to 22 states. Founder and teacher Daniel Nietzel says he is ready to do this full-time to help protect the kids.
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  • "Stuff The Bus" Returns

    "Stuff The Bus" Returns

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:27:16 GMT
    The Salvation Army is holding the annual "Stuff The Bus" event to help the First Day project.More >>
    The Salvation Army is holding the annual "Stuff The Bus" event to help the First Day project.More >>
  • Infant Left Alone In Moline Store Parking Lot-UPDATED

    Infant Left Alone In Moline Store Parking Lot-UPDATED

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:12:08 GMT
    UPDATE: A woman on a shopping trip may have saved the life of an infant left alone in a parked car Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the Dollar General store parking lot, located at 2010 36th Ave. in Moline, Ill.More >>
    UPDATE: A woman on a shopping trip may have saved the life of an infant left alone in a parked car Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the Dollar General store parking lot, located at 2010 36th Ave. in Moline, Ill.More >>
  • Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:35:58 GMT
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>
  • Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:09:05 GMT
    Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...More >>
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...
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  • RI-Milan School Board Will Consider Buyers for Audubon Property

    RI-Milan School Board Will Consider Buyers for Audubon Property

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:35:16 GMT
    The Rock Island-Milan School Board will vote Tuesday on a buyer for the former Audubon Elementary School property on 18th Avenue in Rock Island.More >>
    The Rock Island-Milan School Board will vote Tuesday on a buyer for the former Audubon Elementary School property on 18th Avenue in Rock Island.More >>
  • Galesburg Considering Tax Deals for New Hotel Development

    Galesburg Considering Tax Deals for New Hotel Development

    Jul 21, 2014 11:32 PM2014-07-22 12:11:53 GMT
    Galesburg is looking to grow, bringing new residents and businesses to ultimately increase the tax base and revenues. And, in the short term, the city is looking at offering tax incentives to get projects moving.More >>
    Galesburg is looking to grow, bringing new residents and businesses to ultimately increase the tax base and revenues. And, in the short term, the city is looking at offering tax incentives to get projects moving.More >>
  • Caring For Critters

    Caring For Critters

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:02:48 GMT
    Two Rock Island women are passionate about animals. The critters are getting their share of tender loving care. Ann Sullivan and Deb Kutsunis are licensed, wildlife rehabilitators.More >>
    Two Rock Island women are passionate about animals. The critters are getting their share of tender loving care. Ann Sullivan and Deb Kutsunis are licensed, wildlife rehabilitators.More >>
  • Galesburg Approves Marijuana Zoning Changes

    Galesburg Approves Marijuana Zoning Changes

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:37:36 GMT
    The city of Galesburg approved zoning changes for medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries.More >>
    The city of Galesburg approved zoning changes for medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries.More >>
  • Bix 7 Volunteer Still In Full Stride After Three Decades

    Bix 7 Volunteer Still In Full Stride After Three Decades

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:32:58 GMT
    This Saturday is the 40th anniversary of the Bix 7 and officials are expecting thousands along the course. The race also has a lot of behind-the-scenes help with hundreds of volunteers who make it happen every year. One of them has really made his mark on this Q.C. tradition.Dennis Flaherty wears his love for the Bix 7 on his sleeve and on quite a few pieces of his wardrobe. About 30 years ago a running buddy convinced him to be a Bix 7 volunteer. Now, 30 races later, he's still in full strid...More >>
    This Saturday is the 40th anniversary of the Bix 7 and officials are expecting thousands along the course. The race also has a lot of behind-the-scenes help with hundreds of volunteers who make it happen every year. One of them has really made his mark on this Q.C. tradition.Dennis Flaherty wears his love for the Bix 7 on his sleeve and on quite a few pieces of his wardrobe. About 30 years ago a running buddy convinced him to be a Bix 7 volunteer. Now, 30 races later, he's still in full strid...More >>
  • Crundwell Settlement Money Makes Major Project Possible

    Crundwell Settlement Money Makes Major Project Possible

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:24:26 GMT
    It has been around two years since Rita Crundwell pleaded guilty to stealing $53 million from Dixon, IL. Now, the downtown area is getting a facelift.More >>
    It has been around two years since Rita Crundwell pleaded guilty to stealing $53 million from Dixon, IL. Now, the downtown area is getting a facelift.More >>
  • Residents Refuse To Clean Creek

    Residents Refuse To Clean Creek

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:21:55 GMT
    Tiny creeks along property lines are all over the Quad Cities, but who is responsible for cleaning them? The City of Davenport recently sent letters to residents in one neighborhood, requesting them to clean debris from an unnamed creek tucked between their homes.More >>
    Tiny creeks along property lines are all over the Quad Cities, but who is responsible for cleaning them? The City of Davenport recently sent letters to residents in one neighborhood, requesting them to clean debris from an unnamed creek tucked between their homes.More >>
  • Moody's Downgrades Rock Island County Credit Rating

    Moody's Downgrades Rock Island County Credit Rating

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:04:10 GMT
    With $28.7 million in outstanding debt, Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the County of Rock Island's credit rating.More >>
    With $28.7 million in outstanding debt, Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the County of Rock Island's credit rating.More >>
  • Watertown Residents Still Cleaning Up Three Weeks After Flash Flooding

    Watertown Residents Still Cleaning Up Three Weeks After Flash Flooding

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:58:50 GMT
    Three weeks later and people in the neighborhood of Watertown in East Moline are still cleaning up. Many were evacuated from the area weeks ago and some families had entire basements that were ruined.More >>
    Three weeks later and people in the neighborhood of Watertown in East Moline are still cleaning up. Many were evacuated from the area weeks ago and some families had entire basements that were ruined.More >>
  • Centennial Bridge Closes August 3

    Centennial Bridge Closes August 3

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:55:15 GMT
    If you use the Centennial bridge, your drive to work could take longer. Starting august 3rd, the bridge will be closed for repairs forcing drivers to find an alternative route."We'll certainly see heavier traffic on I-74, and potential heavier traffic on the government bridge," Gena McCullough with the Bi-State Regional Commission said. Mccullough wants drivers to know is if they take the arsenal bridge, make sure you have the time. Meanwhile, the 280 bridge is the official detour route. "Fol...More >>
    If you use the Centennial bridge, your drive to work could take longer. Starting august 3rd, the bridge will be closed for repairs forcing drivers to find an alternative route."We'll certainly see heavier traffic on I-74, and potential heavier traffic on the government bridge," Gena McCullough with the Bi-State Regional Commission said. Mccullough wants drivers to know is if they take the arsenal bridge, make sure you have the time. Meanwhile, the 280 bridge is the official detour route. "Fol...More >>
  • 'Justice For Carrie Olson' Facebook Page Taken Down

    'Justice For Carrie Olson' Facebook Page Taken Down

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:36:46 GMT
    It’s ‘mission accomplished’ for the family members behind the “Justice for Carrie Olson” Facebook page.A spokesperson for Olson’s family says they took the page down Friday afternoon after the arrest of Carrie’s alleged killer, Timothy McVay.“The whole purpose was to get movement and to get an arrest and so that's been accomplished,” said Olson family spokesperson and Director of the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network, Dennis Harker.Harker started the QCMPN after his son David went missing f...More >>
    It’s ‘mission accomplished’ for the family members behind the “Justice for Carrie Olson” Facebook page.A spokesperson for Olson’s family says they took the page down Friday afternoon after the arrest of Carrie’s alleged killer, Timothy McVay.“The whole purpose was to get movement and to get an arrest and so that's been accomplished,” said Olson family spokesperson and Director of the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network, Dennis Harker.Harker started the QCMPN after his son David went missing f...More >>
  • Ash Borer Confirmed In Muscatine County

    Ash Borer Confirmed In Muscatine County

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:08:04 GMT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A beetle that destroys ash trees has been confirmed in Muscatine County, making it the 11th county in Iowa to have an infestation of the emerald ash borer.More >>
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A beetle that destroys ash trees has been confirmed in Muscatine County, making it the 11th county in Iowa to have an infestation of the emerald ash borer.More >>
  • QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:19:00 GMT
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
  • Suspect Quickly Caught After Moline Robbery

    Suspect Quickly Caught After Moline Robbery

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:27:36 GMT
    Police were able to quickly take a suspect into custody after a robbery at a Moline, Ill. business. The call came in just after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, for a robbery...More >>
    Police were able to quickly take a suspect into custody after a robbery at a Moline, Ill. business. The call came in just after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, for a robbery...More >>
  • Woman Shot In Clinton Over The Weekend

    Woman Shot In Clinton Over The Weekend

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:32:12 GMT
    The Clinton Police Department is investigation a shooting that happened over the weekend. Police were called to the Miller Ridge Apartments, just after midnight,...More >>
    The Clinton Police Department is investigation a shooting that happened over the weekend. Police were called to the Miller Ridge Apartments, just after midnight,...
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  • FOUND: Rock Island Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen

    FOUND: Rock Island Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen

    Jul 21, 2014 10:13 AM2014-07-21 14:15:33 GMT
    UPDATE: Police say the missing juvenile, Katia Harvey, has been located and reunited with her family.More >>
    UPDATE: Police say the missing juvenile, Katia Harvey, has been located and reunited with her family.More >>
  • Early Morning Fire In Princeton, Iowa

    Early Morning Fire In Princeton, Iowa

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:19:26 GMT
    Crews are on the scene of a huge house fire in Princeton, Iowa. The house is located at 277th Ave. and crews have been on scene since before 4:00 a.m. According to reports, the family was home at the time, but ...More >>
    Crews are on the scene of a huge house fire in Princeton, Iowa. The house is located at 277th Ave. and crews have been on scene since before 4:00 a.m. According to reports, the family was home at the time, but ...More >>
  • RAGBRAI Blog: Day One

    RAGBRAI Blog: Day One

    Jul 20, 2014 08:39 PM2014-07-21 13:13:28 GMT
    RAGBRAI Blog: Day One Well.... Today was the first day of RAGBRAI. It was AWESOME! People were singing, everyone was in a great mood and even with a bit of a headwind/sidewind we all made it in one piece. Every year I come back to RAGBRAI I am amazed at all the people who just wanna come out and ride their bikes, have fun and just...be.More >>
    RAGBRAI Blog: Day One Well.... Today was the first day of RAGBRAI. It was AWESOME! People were singing, everyone was in a great mood and even with a bit of a headwind/sidewind we all made it in one piece. Every year I come back to RAGBRAI I am amazed at all the people who just wanna come out and ride their bikes, have fun and just...be.More >>
  • Two Teens Arrested, One At Large In Sterling, IL Home Invasion

    Two Teens Arrested, One At Large In Sterling, IL Home Invasion

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:41:00 GMT
    Two teens are under arrest after police say they were involved in a home invasion in Sterling, Ill. over the weekend. Police were called to the 1500 block of Griswold Avenue around 5:30 on Saturday morning...More >>
    Two teens are under arrest after police say they were involved in a home invasion in Sterling, Ill. over the weekend. Police were called to the 1500 block of Griswold Avenue around 5:30 on Saturday morning...More >>
  • Wall to Wall

    Wall to Wall

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:42:58 GMT
    Who let the dogs out in Kewanee? The Walldogs! The Walldogs are artists who have painted sixteen murals in Kewanee in the last year. Each mural portrays a piece of the city’s history.More >>
    Who let the dogs out in Kewanee? The Walldogs! The Walldogs are artists who have painted sixteen murals in Kewanee in the last year. Each mural portrays a piece of the city’s history.
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  • Local Woman Wants Others to Learn Her Hard Lesson About Insurance

    Local Woman Wants Others to Learn Her Hard Lesson About Insurance

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:38:16 GMT
    A month ago, tornadoes and straight line winds tore through several of our communities, leaving devastation behind. And the clean up is far from over for at least one QCA resident.More >>
    A month ago, tornadoes and straight line winds tore through several of our communities, leaving devastation behind. And the clean up is far from over for at least one QCA resident.More >>
  • Local Heroes Come Together for "Battle of the Badges" to Help a Good Cause

    Local Heroes Come Together for "Battle of the Badges" to Help a Good Cause

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:30:29 GMT
    Davenport and Rock Island police and fire departments came together for something other than an emergency. Teams from each side of the river were competing for bragging rights and a trophy, taking part in the "Battle of the Badges" at Davenport's Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday.More >>
    Davenport and Rock Island police and fire departments came together for something other than an emergency. Teams from each side of the river were competing for bragging rights and a trophy, taking part in the "Battle of the Badges" at Davenport's Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday.More >>
  • Thomson Area Sees Slow Progress With Prison

    Thomson Area Sees Slow Progress With Prison

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:18:01 GMT
    US Senator Dick Durbin says progress is continuing at the prison in Thomson, Illinois. However, many people in that community say the facility is taking too long to open.More >>
    US Senator Dick Durbin says progress is continuing at the prison in Thomson, Illinois. However, many people in that community say the facility is taking too long to open.More >>
  • "Best in the Midwest" Ranked Best in the World

    "Best in the Midwest" Ranked Best in the World

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:02:57 GMT
    Whitey's may be a Quad Cities favorite, but apparently it's an international hit too, according to international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.The magazine's Twitter fans weighed in and rated Whitey's the best over several other shops in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.More >>
    Whitey's may be a Quad Cities favorite, but apparently it's an international hit too, according to international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.The magazine's Twitter fans weighed in and rated Whitey's the best over several other shops in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.More >>
  • Cadaver Dogs And Divers Aim To Advance River Recoveries

    Cadaver Dogs And Divers Aim To Advance River Recoveries

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:12:57 GMT
    River rescues and recoveries happens too often in our communities. In the case of a recovery, divers can help retrieve a body from the water, but cadaver dogs can help too. The two groups held a training session today. Both dive experts and K-9 trainers say because the Quad Cities is surrounded by water, river recoveries are bound to happen. This was their first time training together and they believe will come in handy. The old quarry in Leclaire is a training ground for both the big river r...More >>
    River rescues and recoveries happens too often in our communities. In the case of a recovery, divers can help retrieve a body from the water, but cadaver dogs can help too. The two groups held a training session today. Both dive experts and K-9 trainers say because the Quad Cities is surrounded by water, river recoveries are bound to happen. This was their first time training together and they believe will come in handy. The old quarry in Leclaire is a training ground for both the big river r...More >>
  • McVay In Court For Carrie Olson's Murder

    McVay In Court For Carrie Olson's Murder

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:17:35 GMT
    Timothy McVay has been charged with two counts: one for first degree murder of Carrie Olson, the second for concealment of homicide. Family and friends of Carrie Olson were in the courtroom today for his first court appearance.More >>
    Timothy McVay has been charged with two counts: one for first degree murder of Carrie Olson, the second for concealment of homicide. Family and friends of Carrie Olson were in the courtroom today for his first court appearance.
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  • TV-6 Investigates: Sticky Erie Fire Hydrant

    TV-6 Investigates: Sticky Erie Fire Hydrant

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:23:26 GMT
    Questions have been raised about the conditions of the Village of Erie's fire hydrants following a large fire there Wednesday. The fire destroyed an old feed mill used to store tools and other equipment.More >>
    Questions have been raised about the conditions of the Village of Erie's fire hydrants following a large fire there Wednesday. The fire destroyed an old feed mill used to store tools and other equipment.More >>
  • Getting Ready For RAGBRAI And Remembering Carter LeBeau

    Getting Ready For RAGBRAI And Remembering Carter LeBeau

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:03:22 GMT
    Today RAGBRAI participants from the QCA packed up their bikes for a long journey across the state. A semi-trailer will take 283 bikes across the state to Rock Valley, Iowa where RAGBRAI will begin this year.More >>
    Today RAGBRAI participants from the QCA packed up their bikes for a long journey across the state. A semi-trailer will take 283 bikes across the state to Rock Valley, Iowa where RAGBRAI will begin this year.More >>
  • Parents: Back To School Shopping Is Expensive

    Parents: Back To School Shopping Is Expensive

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:24:44 GMT
    The National Retail Federation released its annual survey and says the average family will spend $669 on back to school shopping. The school supply lists are already out for local schools and getting those supplies can be pricey.Laura Beazely is a mom of four children. She says shopping for school supplies is a challenge she faces every year. "It's somewhat terrifying," Laura Beazely said. "It can be busy trying to get everybody what they want and they are so excited to get all of their thing...More >>
    The National Retail Federation released its annual survey and says the average family will spend $669 on back to school shopping. The school supply lists are already out for local schools and getting those supplies can be pricey.Laura Beazely is a mom of four children. She says shopping for school supplies is a challenge she faces every year. "It's somewhat terrifying," Laura Beazely said. "It can be busy trying to get everybody what they want and they are so excited to get all of their thing...More >>
  • State's Attorney Staying 'Tight-Lipped' On Facts Of Carrie Olson Case

    State's Attorney Staying 'Tight-Lipped' On Facts Of Carrie Olson Case

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:20:18 GMT
    Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee is staying tight-lipped about the facts in the murder of Carrie Olson.More >>
    Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee is staying tight-lipped about the facts in the murder of Carrie Olson.More >>
  • Fire At Molded Fiber In Clinton

    Fire At Molded Fiber In Clinton

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:43:44 GMT
    The Clinton Fire Department battled a roof fire at Molded Fiber around 2 p.m. on July 17, 2014.More >>
    The Clinton Fire Department battled a roof fire at Molded Fiber around 2 p.m. on July 17, 2014.More >>
  • Burlington Post Office Relocated Due To Flooding

    Burlington Post Office Relocated Due To Flooding

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:36:39 GMT
    Flooding and a lack of electricity has caused the U.S. Postal Service to temporarily close the Burlington branch at 300 W. Main St.More >>
    Flooding and a lack of electricity has caused the U.S. Postal Service to temporarily close the Burlington branch at 300 W. Main St.More >>
  • UPDATE: Kewanee Boil Order Lifted

    UPDATE: Kewanee Boil Order Lifted

    Jul 17, 2014 10:58 PM2014-07-18 21:11:34 GMT
    It's a boil order covering an entire city, and it could last for days. More than 12,000 Kewanee residents are feeling the impact right now, and have been for hours. "We got a call from the city saying,More >>
    It's a boil order covering an entire city, and it could last for days. More than 12,000 Kewanee residents are feeling the impact right now, and have been for hours. "We got a call from the city saying,More >>
  • Single Vehicle Accident In Muscatine County Sends Two To Hospital

    Single Vehicle Accident In Muscatine County Sends Two To Hospital

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:10:00 GMT
    A single vehicle accident in Muscatine County sent two to the hospital with serious injuries.More >>
    A single vehicle accident in Muscatine County sent two to the hospital with serious injuries.More >>
  • Three Hospitalized In Early Morning Fire In Davenport

    Three Hospitalized In Early Morning Fire In Davenport

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:15:39 GMT
    Three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire in Davenport. Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman says crews responded to a structure fire...More >>
    Three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire in Davenport. Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman says crews responded to a structure fire...More >>
  • Bettendorf Residents Celebrate Thanksgiving in July

    Bettendorf Residents Celebrate Thanksgiving in July

    Jul 18, 2014 11:31 AM2014-07-18 16:10:36 GMT
    The Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive wraps up in Bettendorf this weekend and organizers say they’re well on their way to reaching their goal of collecting 3,000lbs of food.More >>
    The Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive wraps up in Bettendorf this weekend and organizers say they’re well on their way to reaching their goal of collecting 3,000lbs of food.More >>
  • Top Six Stories On KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories On KWQC.com

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:29:43 GMT
    Here are the top six stories from kwqc.com for the week of July 13, 2014;More >>
    Here are the top six stories from kwqc.com for the week of July 13, 2014;More >>
  • Big Time in A Small Town

    Big Time in A Small Town

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:14:36 GMT
    Stepping up! Stepping out! That’s what is happening in Wapello. Students from Wapello High School’s FFA Program are running this weekend’s pro rodeo. The PRCA Rodeo in Wapello...More >>
    Stepping up! Stepping out! That’s what is happening in Wapello. Students from Wapello High School’s FFA Program are running this weekend’s pro rodeo. The PRCA Rodeo in Wapello...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 >>
  • Gov. Chris Christie Stops In Davenport To Support Gov. Branstad

    Gov. Chris Christie Stops In Davenport To Support Gov. Branstad

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:29:16 GMT
    Decision 2014 and campaigning is well underway. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was in Davenport Thursday to rally support and he brought along a high profile visitor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was campaigning for Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.Christie was the topic of an NBC poll here in Iowa. The poll found a number of Republican voters in Iowa dislike Chris Christie with 33% of Republicans polled say they view Christie negatively. That's while 50% have a positive view...More >>
    Decision 2014 and campaigning is well underway. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was in Davenport Thursday to rally support and he brought along a high profile visitor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was campaigning for Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.Christie was the topic of an NBC poll here in Iowa. The poll found a number of Republican voters in Iowa dislike Chris Christie with 33% of Republicans polled say they view Christie negatively. That's while 50% have a positive view...More >>
  • Drivers Weigh Taxes Against Tolls As Highway Trust Fund Nears Empty

    Drivers Weigh Taxes Against Tolls As Highway Trust Fund Nears Empty

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:21:54 GMT
    A serious deadline for U.S. Roads is quickly approaching. The government's main source of money for highways and bridges will run out if Congress doesn't find a way to get more money in the pot.More >>
    A serious deadline for U.S. Roads is quickly approaching. The government's main source of money for highways and bridges will run out if Congress doesn't find a way to get more money in the pot.More >>
  • Knox County Jail Allow Inmates To Smoke E-Cigarettes

    Knox County Jail Allow Inmates To Smoke E-Cigarettes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:59:00 GMT
    Inmates in the Knox County jail will be able to feed their nicotine habits. On Monday, they'll be able to smoke e-cigarettes.More >>
    Inmates in the Knox County jail will be able to feed their nicotine habits. On Monday, they'll be able to smoke e-cigarettes.More >>
  • Community Reacts To Mayor Gluba's SAU Stadium Veto

    Community Reacts To Mayor Gluba's SAU Stadium Veto

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:55:26 GMT
    Many residents in the neighborhood that would be affected by the stadium are divided. Some applaud Mayor Gluba's veto saying it was a courageous surprise.More >>
    Many residents in the neighborhood that would be affected by the stadium are divided. Some applaud Mayor Gluba's veto saying it was a courageous surprise.More >>
  • Student of History

    Student of History

    Jul 17, 2014 09:19 AM2014-07-17 17:04:28 GMT
    He is a former teacher who is especially intrigued by Civil War history. Bruce Kindig has an impressive collection of Civil War art in his Davenport home.Some of that art includes a painting...More >>
    He is a former teacher who is especially intrigued by Civil War history. Bruce Kindig has an impressive collection of Civil War art in his Davenport home.Some of that art includes a painting...More >>
  • Military Museum

    Military Museum

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:03:40 GMT
    One was in the Navy. The other a Marine. Tucked inside of a former elementary school in Galesburg is a military museum. The James Stockdale Military Museum honors the Navy Admiral who grew up in nearby Abingdon....More >>
    One was in the Navy. The other a Marine. Tucked inside of a former elementary school in Galesburg is a military museum. The James Stockdale Military Museum honors the Navy Admiral who grew up in nearby Abingdon....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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  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:35 GMT
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.More >>
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and...More >>
  • Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

    Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:54:37 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.More >>
    A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was...More >>
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:01:51 GMT
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...More >>
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...More >>
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