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  • Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:14:12 GMT
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
  • Final "Run With Carl" In Bettendorf

    Final "Run With Carl" In Bettendorf

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:45:23 GMT
    There was a near record turnout for the final "Run With Carl" race in Bettendorf.More >>
    There was a near record turnout for the final "Run With Carl" race in Bettendorf.More >>
  • Elected Officials Celebrate Labor Day By Honoring America's Workers

    Elected Officials Celebrate Labor Day By Honoring America's Workers

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:39:30 GMT
    Tonight, the Red, White and Boom fireworks that were canceled over the Fourth of July are expected to go off in just a few hours.Many have been waiting to see the show tonight, now they'll get to celebrate Labor Day with some Fourth of July style.More >>
    Tonight, the Red, White and Boom fireworks that were canceled over the Fourth of July are expected to go off in just a few hours.Many have been waiting to see the show tonight, now they'll get to celebrate Labor Day with some Fourth of July style.More >>
  • Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:24:39 GMT
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
  • Labor Day Celebrations

    Labor Day Celebrations

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:00:34 GMT
    Many kicked off their Labor Day celebrations at local parades.More >>
    Many kicked off their Labor Day celebrations at local parades.More >>
  • Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:56 GMT
    Scene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IAScene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IA
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
  • Man Injured By Boat Propeller Near Fairport, Iowa

    Man Injured By Boat Propeller Near Fairport, Iowa

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:38:57 GMT
    A man's foot was severely injured by a boat propeller in a weekend accident on the Mississippi River.More >>
    A man's foot was severely injured by a boat propeller in a weekend accident on the Mississippi River.More >>
  • Dr. Danger Returns To Local Speedway After Last Year's Scare

    Dr. Danger Returns To Local Speedway After Last Year's Scare

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:32:52 GMT
    Greg "Dr. Danger" Carpenter is back at the Jackson County Speedway one year after a death-defying stunt nearly proved to be his last. The star of the American Daredevils TV series took on the same track in Maquoketa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. More >>
    Greg "Dr. Danger" Carpenter is back at the Jackson County Speedway one year after a death-defying stunt nearly proved to be his last. The star of the American Daredevils TV series took on the same track in Maquoketa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. More >>
  • Developers Hope To Turn Old Schools Into New Apartments

    Developers Hope To Turn Old Schools Into New Apartments

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:18:03 GMT
    It will be new life for a few old schools in Clinton and historic buildings in Davenport if a handful of developers have their way.Community Housing Initiatives is looking to transform the Roosevelt Administration Center, a former elementary school, into mixed income housing, by creating 16 spacious apartments there.More >>
    It will be new life for a few old schools in Clinton and historic buildings in Davenport if a handful of developers have their way.Community Housing Initiatives is looking to transform the Roosevelt Administration Center, a former elementary school, into mixed income housing, by creating 16 spacious apartments there.More >>
  • Celebrating Labor Day Pioneer Style

    Celebrating Labor Day Pioneer Style

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:50:42 GMT
    Families came out to enjoy the long weekend in old-time style at Pioneer Village's annual Labor Day celebration in Long Grove, Iowa. Music, food, games and crafts from the pioneer days were all on display to teach kids how people lived long ago.More >>
    Families came out to enjoy the long weekend in old-time style at Pioneer Village's annual Labor Day celebration in Long Grove, Iowa. Music, food, games and crafts from the pioneer days were all on display to teach kids how people lived long ago.More >>
  • Rock Island Grand Prix Brings In Profit To The District

    Rock Island Grand Prix Brings In Profit To The District

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:20:18 GMT
    The streets of Rock Island turned into a high-speed race track today. It's a labor day tradition in the QCA. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Racer entries were down this year for the race...More >>
    The streets of Rock Island turned into a high-speed race track today. It's a labor day tradition in the QCA. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Racer entries were down this year for the race...More >>
  • Labor Day Pow Wow

    Labor Day Pow Wow

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:21:51 GMT
    Dozens of people are celebrating the harvest season with music and food this weekend. They're gathering for the 74th annual Labor Day Pow Wow at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island. More >>
    Dozens of people are celebrating the harvest season with music and food this weekend. They're gathering for the 74th annual Labor Day Pow Wow at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island. More >>
  • Remembering the Battle of Credit Island

    Remembering the Battle of Credit Island

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:59:22 GMT
    Hundreds marked an important anniversary in our area at a first of its kind event on Saturday. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Credit Island in Davenport, part of the War of 1812.More >>
    Hundreds marked an important anniversary in our area at a first of its kind event on Saturday. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Credit Island in Davenport, part of the War of 1812.More >>
  • Iowa DNR Officer Recommend Boating Safety This Holiday Weekend

    Iowa DNR Officer Recommend Boating Safety This Holiday Weekend

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:26:53 GMT
    With the three day holiday, many are hitting the roads or the water to mark the unofficial end of summer law enforcement officers are doing the same."Our plans for the weekend are we're going to spend the day up at Princeton beach with some friends," said Gary Hirsch, who is a boater. "We're going to have a BBQ and hang out until almost dark on the river."With boating on the minds of many this holiday weekend, Iowa DNR officer Jeff Harrison says you can expect to see more water traffic than u...More >>
    With the three day holiday, many are hitting the roads or the water to mark the unofficial end of summer law enforcement officers are doing the same."Our plans for the weekend are we're going to spend the day up at Princeton beach with some friends," said Gary Hirsch, who is a boater. "We're going to have a BBQ and hang out until almost dark on the river."With boating on the minds of many this holiday weekend, Iowa DNR officer Jeff Harrison says you can expect to see more water traffic than u...More >>
  • QC Overdose Awareness Walk to be Held Saturday

    QC Overdose Awareness Walk to be Held Saturday

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:28:58 GMT
    The first annual Quad Cities Overdose Awareness Walk will be held Saturday morning. The event is about coming together to change public attitudes and to help change the law to help save lives.More >>
    The first annual Quad Cities Overdose Awareness Walk will be held Saturday morning. The event is about coming together to change public attitudes and to help change the law to help save lives.More >>
  • Rock Island Grand Prix; Racers From Canada Roll-Over Trailer

    Rock Island Grand Prix; Racers From Canada Roll-Over Trailer

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:19:26 GMT
    It took 6 days of prep to get 3 karts ready for this weekend's Grand Prix in Rock Island.Despite the heat, racers have to wear protective suits in case they're thrown out of their carts during the race. But the CF Racing crew from Canada had a close call of their own on the way to Rock Island this year.They rolled over their trailer on I-80 with all their equipment inside. Everyone is safe and now they're just focused on winning."We had a rear tire blow on the tow rig and then all hell broke ...More >>
    It took 6 days of prep to get 3 karts ready for this weekend's Grand Prix in Rock Island.Despite the heat, racers have to wear protective suits in case they're thrown out of their carts during the race. But the CF Racing crew from Canada had a close call of their own on the way to Rock Island this year.They rolled over their trailer on I-80 with all their equipment inside. Everyone is safe and now they're just focused on winning."We had a rear tire blow on the tow rig and then all hell broke ...More >>
  • Local Man With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Training For Chicago Marathon

    Local Man With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Training For Chicago Marathon

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:38:29 GMT
    Training for any marathon is tough, but for one local man it's a bit more difficult. Jeff Hobbs has cerebral palsy and refuses to let it keep him from running the Chicago marathon."I've always been a runner. I ran cross country and track in high school and college," Jeff Hobbs said. It's something he was told at a very young age that he wouldn't be able to do because of his spastic cerebral palsy. It's a disorder that makes it hard to control your muscles and makes them stiff."Little league b...More >>
    Training for any marathon is tough, but for one local man it's a bit more difficult. Jeff Hobbs has cerebral palsy and refuses to let it keep him from running the Chicago marathon."I've always been a runner. I ran cross country and track in high school and college," Jeff Hobbs said. It's something he was told at a very young age that he wouldn't be able to do because of his spastic cerebral palsy. It's a disorder that makes it hard to control your muscles and makes them stiff."Little league b...More >>
  • Suspect Eludes Capture In Carroll County Chase

    Suspect Eludes Capture In Carroll County Chase

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:18 GMT
    The Carroll County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they said led them on a chase through the county. They spotted him first in Milledgeville, Ill. driving a stolen car.More >>
    The Carroll County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they said led them on a chase through the county. They spotted him first in Milledgeville, Ill. driving a stolen car.More >>
  • Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories This Week On KWQC.com

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:05 GMT
    Here are the top six stories on KWQC.com for the week of August 24, 2014:More >>
    Here are the top six stories on KWQC.com for the week of August 24, 2014:More >>
  • Porch Fire In Muscatine

    Porch Fire In Muscatine

    Aug 29, 2014 08:25 AM2014-08-29 13:31:44 GMT
    Fire crews in Muscatine, Iowa were called to a house fire early Friday morning. The call came in at 12:50 a.m. to the 500 block of East 9th Street. When firefighters arrived...More >>
    Fire crews in Muscatine, Iowa were called to a house fire early Friday morning. The call came in at 12:50 a.m. to the 500 block of East 9th Street. When firefighters arrived...More >>
  • Davenport Neighbors Upset Over Liquor Sales Permit

    Davenport Neighbors Upset Over Liquor Sales Permit

    Aug 28, 2014 11:18 PM2014-08-29 13:31:19 GMT
    It was back to the board for one business owner, hoping to sell liquor at a new convenience store in Davenport's West End. For the second time, on Thursday night...More >>
    It was back to the board for one business owner, hoping to sell liquor at a new convenience store in Davenport's West End. For the second time, on Thursday night...More >>
  • Kids Removed From Suspected Meth House In Eldridge: 3 Arrested

    Kids Removed From Suspected Meth House In Eldridge: 3 Arrested

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:18:58 GMT
     Two men were arrested after police discovered a meth lab at their home in Eldridge, Iowa. Later Thursday, a woman was also taken into custody.More >>
     Two men were arrested after police discovered a meth lab at their home in Eldridge, Iowa. Later Thursday, a woman was also taken into custody.
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  • This Bud's For Real

    This Bud's For Real

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:03:47 GMT
    Bud Benner loves a challenge. Several days a week, you'll find this 95 year old playing golf at Saukie in Rock Island. He still shoots in the seventies. Not too shabby for a guy who ...More >>
    Bud Benner loves a challenge. Several days a week, you'll find this 95 year old playing golf at Saukie in Rock Island. He still shoots in the seventies. Not too shabby for a guy who ...More >>
  • Galesburg Strike Over; Reaction Mixed

    Galesburg Strike Over; Reaction Mixed

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:02:58 GMT
    School starts Friday for Galesburg students. The teachers narrowly approved a new four year contract with the school district.More >>
    School starts Friday for Galesburg students. The teachers narrowly approved a new four year contract with the school district.More >>
  • GEA Accepts Contract By 52.3%, School Starts Tomorrow

    GEA Accepts Contract By 52.3%, School Starts Tomorrow

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

    One Step Closer To Land Based Casino

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

    More Donations Needed To "Fill The Boot"

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

    Business Impacted By Bridge Closure

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

    One Person Shot In Davenport; Victim Identified

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

    Iowa Attorney General Sues La 'James Cosmetology For Fraud

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

    Galesburg Teachers Return to Classrooms; School Starts Friday

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

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

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

    Davenport Police Investigate Shots Fired On W. 6th Street

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:45:25 GMT
    Police in Davenport received a call of shots fired from the 1100 block of West 6th Street early Thursday morning. The call came in around 12:17 a.m. When officers arrived, they ...More >>
    Police in Davenport received a call of shots fired from the 1100 block of West 6th Street early Thursday morning. The call came in around 12:17 a.m. When officers arrived, they ...More >>
  • Rollover Accident Closes River Drive In Bettendorf

    Rollover Accident Closes River Drive In Bettendorf

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

    Groundbreaking For YMCA Early Learning Center In Davenport.

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

    The Welding Webbs

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

    Tentative Agreement Reached In Galesburg Teachers Strike

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

    Man Fires Handgun On Mississippi River

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

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

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

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

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

    R.I. Co. Board Makes Plan For Future

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

    Exempting Kids From Vaccinations

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

    Rock Island Fire Discovered By Observant First Responders

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

    Burlington Man Dies In Sperry Pond

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

    It’s A Century Farm

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

    Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge A Step Further

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

    Centennial Bridge Shut Down Until October 10

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

    Headaches To Continue With Centennial Bridge Work Delay

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

    Burlington Sees Large Economic Boost

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

    Frustrations And Tensions Mount Over Dock Project

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

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

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:25:41 GMT
    Thousands lost power for a while and there was some damage from downed trees and power lines...More >>
    Thousands lost power for a while and there was some damage from downed trees and power lines...More >>
  • Power Outages in Iowa/Illinois After Storms

    Power Outages in Iowa/Illinois After Storms

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

    Electrical Fire At Davenport Apartment Complex

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

    Bean Bag Chair Recall

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

    Steeped In History

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:52:54 GMT
    In Muscatine, there is a church which is older than the city itself. Trinity Episcopal Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary as a congregation. It is the oldest, Consecrated Episcopal Church...More >>
    In Muscatine, there is a church which is older than the city itself. Trinity Episcopal Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary as a congregation. It is the oldest, Consecrated Episcopal Church...More >>
  • Col Celebrates A Century

    Col Celebrates A Century

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

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:15 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
  • Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:13 GMT
    Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.More >>
    Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.More >>
  • UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

    UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:53:32 GMT
    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...More >>
    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of...More >>
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  • Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:56 GMT
    Scene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IAScene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IA
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
  • Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:24:39 GMT
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
  • Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:14:12 GMT
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
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