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  • Centennial Bridge Reopen Delay

    Centennial Bridge Reopen Delay

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:15:18 GMT
    The Centennial Bridge may not reopen on September 6th.More >>
    The Centennial Bridge may not reopen on September 6th.
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  • Rock Falls Police: Uninvited "Utility Worker" Enters Home

    Rock Falls Police: Uninvited "Utility Worker" Enters Home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:57:54 GMT
    Neighbors are shaken after police say a man posed as a utility worker and walked into an elderly man's home.More >>
    Neighbors are shaken after police say a man posed as a utility worker and walked into an elderly man's home.
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  • Spirits Are High For New Davenport Distillery

    Spirits Are High For New Davenport Distillery

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:38:46 GMT
    Spirits are high in downtown Davenport, as what's being called the "booze boom" continues.Artisan Grain Distillery, which will feature whiskey, is set to open soon with production starting in a couple weeks.Allen Jarosz who is opening the distillery says his products will be made with organic grains grown on his farm in Milan, Illinois.“I kind of gravitated towards the whiskey because it was a flavor that I really liked,” said Jarosz.Jarosz says plans are to make dark whiskey but that product...More >>
    Spirits are high in downtown Davenport, as what's being called the "booze boom" continues.Artisan Grain Distillery, which will feature whiskey, is set to open soon with production starting in a couple weeks.Allen Jarosz who is opening the distillery says his products will be made with organic grains grown on his farm in Milan, Illinois.“I kind of gravitated towards the whiskey because it was a flavor that I really liked,” said Jarosz.Jarosz says plans are to make dark whiskey but that product...More >>
  • Command Change At The Rock Island Arsenal

    Command Change At The Rock Island Arsenal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:00:30 GMT
    A unit on the Rock Island Arsenal is getting a new leader. Major General Kevin G. O'Connell formally took over as commanding general of the Army Sustainment...More >>
    A unit on the Rock Island Arsenal is getting a new leader. Major General Kevin G. O'Connell formally took over as commanding general of the Army Sustainment...More >>
  • Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:19:44 GMT
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
  • Dubuque County Authorities Look For Arsonist

    Dubuque County Authorities Look For Arsonist

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:52:13 GMT
    Authorities in Dubuque County are looking for information on a fire that appears to be intentionally set.Officials say someone broke into Moser's Gas Station in Luxemburg... More >>
    Authorities in Dubuque County are looking for information on a fire that appears to be intentionally set.Officials say someone broke into Moser's Gas Station in Luxemburg... More >>
  • Dock Development Moves Forward

    Dock Development Moves Forward

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:54:56 GMT
    Davenport city leaders take another step forward with the Dock project. They are just one vote away from making it a reality.The discussion Wednesday night was about the land lease and parking agreements. Those were the actual items on the agenda, and they were covered. But a lot of the discussion at the meeting focused on the dock plan itself. Many speaking out about the belvedere, concerned it would be like a flood wall blocking the river views. Actually it's just an elevated space or walkw...More >>
    Davenport city leaders take another step forward with the Dock project. They are just one vote away from making it a reality.The discussion Wednesday night was about the land lease and parking agreements. Those were the actual items on the agenda, and they were covered. But a lot of the discussion at the meeting focused on the dock plan itself. Many speaking out about the belvedere, concerned it would be like a flood wall blocking the river views. Actually it's just an elevated space or walkw...More >>
  • Immigration Impacts Local Schools

    Immigration Impacts Local Schools

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:22:50 GMT
    For weeks, many people in the QCA have weighed in on the US border crisis, showing both support and concern for Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba's Caring Cities Campaign. Now, he says the Quad Cities is no longer preparing for an influx of undocumented children.More >>
    For weeks, many people in the QCA have weighed in on the US border crisis, showing both support and concern for Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba's Caring Cities Campaign. Now, he says the Quad Cities is no longer preparing for an influx of undocumented children.More >>
  • Illinois Coaches Already Completing New Concussion Training

    Illinois Coaches Already Completing New Concussion Training

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:16:57 GMT
    As local high school football teams prepare for their first games more coaches throughout Illinois are starting the season with new training aimed to cut down on student athlete concussions. More >>
    As local high school football teams prepare for their first games more coaches throughout Illinois are starting the season with new training aimed to cut down on student athlete concussions. More >>
  • CASI Senior Stories

    CASI Senior Stories

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:33:37 GMT
    As part of the United Way Day of Caring, United Way volunteers are also spending time with seniors at CASI in Davenport, interviewing members for the "My Life Story" event.More >>
    As part of the United Way Day of Caring, United Way volunteers are also spending time with seniors at CASI in Davenport, interviewing members for the "My Life Story" event.More >>
  • Galesburg Strike Negotiations Come To Halt, One Sticking Point Left

    Galesburg Strike Negotiations Come To Halt, One Sticking Point Left

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:38:31 GMT
    The Galesburg teacher strike continues and there's just one more sticking point left for the Galesburg Education Association and the school board to work through.fter just about five and half hours of negotiations today, bargaining has come to a halt.More >>
    The Galesburg teacher strike continues and there's just one more sticking point left for the Galesburg Education Association and the school board to work through.fter just about five and half hours of negotiations today, bargaining has come to a halt.More >>
  • BB Guns Look Like Real Guns

    BB Guns Look Like Real Guns

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:14:09 GMT
    A 911 call yesterday put Davenport police officers on high alert. There was a report of an individual with a gun and a group of kids. After officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the alleged gun was actually a bb gun.More >>
    A 911 call yesterday put Davenport police officers on high alert. There was a report of an individual with a gun and a group of kids. After officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the alleged gun was actually a bb gun.More >>
  • Boating Access To Lost Grove Lake Begins Friday

    Boating Access To Lost Grove Lake Begins Friday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:10:37 GMT
    After two decades and more than $12 million, Lost Grove Lake in Scott County is ready to open to boaters this weekend.According to Iowa DNR, the man-made lake is now about half-full which is enough to allow boat access to some of the lake Friday.Conservation officers are expecting a good turnout of boaters and fishermen like Bob Jones.“There's a lot of fishermen looking forward to it,” said Jones. “This area has needed a lake like that for many, many years and I know it's been a long time com...More >>
    After two decades and more than $12 million, Lost Grove Lake in Scott County is ready to open to boaters this weekend.According to Iowa DNR, the man-made lake is now about half-full which is enough to allow boat access to some of the lake Friday.Conservation officers are expecting a good turnout of boaters and fishermen like Bob Jones.“There's a lot of fishermen looking forward to it,” said Jones. “This area has needed a lake like that for many, many years and I know it's been a long time com...More >>
  • Increased Attendance At Modern Woodmen Park

    Increased Attendance At Modern Woodmen Park

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:08:43 GMT
    Despite high river levels around Modern Woodmen Park this spring, the River Bandits season wasn't dampened by flooding.More >>
    Despite high river levels around Modern Woodmen Park this spring, the River Bandits season wasn't dampened by flooding.More >>
  • Prairie Painter

    Prairie Painter

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

    IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:30 GMT
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
  • Driver Dead After Semi Rollover Near Woodhull, IL

    Driver Dead After Semi Rollover Near Woodhull, IL

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:59:33 GMT
    One man is dead after a semi accident on I-74 Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened around 4:24 p.m. on August 19, 2014State Police say the semi was traveling westbound...More >>
    One man is dead after a semi accident on I-74 Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened around 4:24 p.m. on August 19, 2014State Police say the semi was traveling westbound...More >>
  • Semi Fire On I-80 Near Walcott, IA

    Semi Fire On I-80 Near Walcott, IA

    Aug 19, 2014 03:45 PM2014-08-20 17:57:50 GMT
    A semi burst into flames on Interstate 80 near Walcott Tuesday morning. No one was hurt, but the flames engulfed part of the rig, which was loaded with sawdust.More >>
    A semi burst into flames on Interstate 80 near Walcott Tuesday morning. No one was hurt, but the flames engulfed part of the rig, which was loaded with sawdust.
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  • Peanut And Almond Butter Recall

    Peanut And Almond Butter Recall

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:13:05 GMT
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says ...More >>
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says ...More >>
  • Thousands Volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

    Thousands Volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:25:49 GMT
    More than 2,600 volunteers will be giving their time at parks, schools and other nonprofit organizations throughout the Quad Cities Wednesday. More >>
    More than 2,600 volunteers will be giving their time at parks, schools and other nonprofit organizations throughout the Quad Cities Wednesday. More >>
  • Going International

    Going International

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:41:49 GMT
    Call them the Fab Five! They are the five middle school students from Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf who join some elite company. The five will be going to Brazil later this month...More >>
    Call them the Fab Five! They are the five middle school students from Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf who join some elite company. The five will be going to Brazil later this month...More >>
  • 37 Of 42 Buildings Removed For I-74 Bridge

    37 Of 42 Buildings Removed For I-74 Bridge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:37:52 GMT
    Demolition continued in Bettendorf, making room for the new I-74 bridge, another step toward a new way to get around the QCA.More >>
    Demolition continued in Bettendorf, making room for the new I-74 bridge, another step toward a new way to get around the QCA.More >>
  • Vigil to Mark 18th Anniversary of Trudy Appleby's Disappearance

    Vigil to Mark 18th Anniversary of Trudy Appleby's Disappearance

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:25:57 GMT
    This week marks 18 years since Trudy Appleby was last seen outside her Moline home, and her friends and family are preparing to mark the difficult occasion with a vigil Wednesday night. In a year when the community has come together in force to help solve other missing person's cases, Trudy's loved ones are calling on the community to help them find closure.More >>
    This week marks 18 years since Trudy Appleby was last seen outside her Moline home, and her friends and family are preparing to mark the difficult occasion with a vigil Wednesday night. In a year when the community has come together in force to help solve other missing person's cases, Trudy's loved ones are calling on the community to help them find closure.More >>
  • Clinton Won't Fund Additional Sidewalk To New School

    Clinton Won't Fund Additional Sidewalk To New School

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:09:06 GMT
    While construction continues with the new Clinton Middle School, so do concerns with its public entry way on 13th Ave. N, which is considered to be a busy road.More >>
    While construction continues with the new Clinton Middle School, so do concerns with its public entry way on 13th Ave. N, which is considered to be a busy road.More >>
  • Dock Project The Focus Of Levee Commission Special Meeting

    Dock Project The Focus Of Levee Commission Special Meeting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:52:35 GMT
    The dock project was the topic of discussion at another meeting Tuesday. The Levee Improvement Commission Plans to recommend city leaders go back to the drawing board. More >>
    The dock project was the topic of discussion at another meeting Tuesday. The Levee Improvement Commission Plans to recommend city leaders go back to the drawing board. More >>
  • Bettendorf Schools Proposes Tax Increase

    Bettendorf Schools Proposes Tax Increase

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:54:02 GMT
    The Bettendorf Community School District is looking to get rid of wood chip and gravel surfaced playgrounds for rubberized surfaces. They said they're safer, less maintenance and are ADA compliant. But that's just one of the things that BCSD is looking to change with a proposed tax increase.More >>
    The Bettendorf Community School District is looking to get rid of wood chip and gravel surfaced playgrounds for rubberized surfaces. They said they're safer, less maintenance and are ADA compliant. But that's just one of the things that BCSD is looking to change with a proposed tax increase.More >>
  • Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:23:59 GMT
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
  • Sex Offender Escapes Davenport Corrections Facility

    Sex Offender Escapes Davenport Corrections Facility

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:37:55 GMT
    A man described as a "lifetime Sex Offender" is on the loose, after failing to report back to a work released facility in Davenport.More >>
    A man described as a "lifetime Sex Offender" is on the loose, after failing to report back to a work released facility in Davenport.More >>
  • Underwear Collection To Benefit The Needy And Homeless

    Underwear Collection To Benefit The Needy And Homeless

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:30:40 GMT
    Underwear Because We Care is excited to announce the dates for this year's underwear collection.The campaign will begin on September 21, 2014 and conclude ...More >>
    Underwear Because We Care is excited to announce the dates for this year's underwear collection.The campaign will begin on September 21, 2014 and conclude ...More >>
  • Overnight Fire In Rock Island

    Overnight Fire In Rock Island

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:07:37 GMT
    An overnight fire caused considerable damage at a home in Rock Island, Ill. The call came in around 1:52 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Fire crews were called...More >>
    An overnight fire caused considerable damage at a home in Rock Island, Ill. The call came in around 1:52 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Fire crews were called...More >>
  • Dozens March In Local Rally For Mike Brown

    Dozens March In Local Rally For Mike Brown

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:23:31 GMT
    As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of people marched in Rock Island, Illinois, for a local rally for Mike Brown on Monday. Participants and organizers gathered at MLK Junior Park and went to Schwiebert Park and back.More >>
    As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of people marched in Rock Island, Illinois, for a local rally for Mike Brown on Monday. Participants and organizers gathered at MLK Junior Park and went to Schwiebert Park and back.More >>
  • Family Of Davenport Teen Shot And Killed Offering Reward

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:57:10 GMT
    Asking for answers to bring a Davenport teen's killer to justice. Last weekend, 17-year old Marcus Jones was shot and his body found in a neighbor's yard. Now, family members are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.More >>
    Asking for answers to bring a Davenport teen's killer to justice. Last weekend, 17-year old Marcus Jones was shot and his body found in a neighbor's yard. Now, family members are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.More >>
  • Turf Field Highlights New Bettendorf Stadium

    Turf Field Highlights New Bettendorf Stadium

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:55:01 GMT
    Upgrades include a new concession stand, lights, restroom, plaza area and entry way but the center piece is the brand new turf field.More >>
    Upgrades include a new concession stand, lights, restroom, plaza area and entry way but the center piece is the brand new turf field.More >>
  • Galesburg Teachers' Strike Taking Toll On Community

    Galesburg Teachers' Strike Taking Toll On Community

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:55:54 GMT
    Galesburg teachers are on the picket line, students aren't in school, and some believe there's no end in sight to a teachers' strike that's in its fourth day.More >>
    Galesburg teachers are on the picket line, students aren't in school, and some believe there's no end in sight to a teachers' strike that's in its fourth day.More >>
  • When Farmers Were Heroes

    When Farmers Were Heroes

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:20:03 GMT
    It's a fascinating piece of American History. An event which attracted thousands and thousands of people. The Golden Age of corn husking! The Age of National Corn Husking Competitions...More >>
    It's a fascinating piece of American History. An event which attracted thousands and thousands of people. The Golden Age of corn husking! The Age of National Corn Husking Competitions...More >>
  • Warden Hired For Thomson Prison

    Warden Hired For Thomson Prison

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:01:04 GMT
    The hiring process has finally begun as part of the federal takeover of the Thomson, Ill. prison.More >>
    The hiring process has finally begun as part of the federal takeover of the Thomson, Ill. prison.More >>
  • Galesburg Teachers, School Board To Resume Talks

    Galesburg Teachers, School Board To Resume Talks

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:54:41 GMT
    It's a new week and students in Galesburg are still not in the classroom. It's day four of the teacher strike.More >>
    It's a new week and students in Galesburg are still not in the classroom. It's day four of the teacher strike.More >>
  • Potential Rock Island County Board Changes

    Potential Rock Island County Board Changes

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:06:50 GMT
    The Quad City Chamber of Commerce says they're stepping in to help the Rock Island County Board. The chamber is showing support for several board proposals with the results of a survey conducted last week.More >>
    The Quad City Chamber of Commerce says they're stepping in to help the Rock Island County Board. The chamber is showing support for several board proposals with the results of a survey conducted last week.More >>
  • Galesburg Stabbing Victim Dies, Suspect Now Sought For Murder

    Galesburg Stabbing Victim Dies, Suspect Now Sought For Murder

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:02:13 GMT
    A man who was stabbed in Galesburg, Ill. last week has died. Officials say Melvin Buckner was stabbed last Wednesday, August 13, 2014.On Sunday August 17...More >>
    A man who was stabbed in Galesburg, Ill. last week has died. Officials say Melvin Buckner was stabbed last Wednesday, August 13, 2014.On Sunday August 17...More >>
  • Community Leaders Discuss Possible Changes For Rock Island County

    Community Leaders Discuss Possible Changes For Rock Island County

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:19:26 GMT
    Community leaders will talk about multiple options to improve the Rock Island County government.The press conference will happen at 10:00 a.m., Monday morning...More >>
    Community leaders will talk about multiple options to improve the Rock Island County government.The press conference will happen at 10:00 a.m., Monday morning...More >>
  • Raring For A Rendezvous

    Raring For A Rendezvous

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:12:13 GMT
    It's called a Living History Festival. Galesburg Heritage Days features a good old fashioned, pioneer rendezvous. The encampment along Lake Storey is filled with activity...More >>
    It's called a Living History Festival. Galesburg Heritage Days features a good old fashioned, pioneer rendezvous. The encampment along Lake Storey is filled with activity...More >>
  • E-Cigarette Left Charging In Truck Causes Fire

    E-Cigarette Left Charging In Truck Causes Fire

    Aug 17, 2014 11:16 PM2014-08-18 11:43:34 GMT
    Sterling fire fighters are spreading a message after responding to a Mount Morris truck fire they believe was caused by an electronic cigarette being charged.More >>
    Sterling fire fighters are spreading a message after responding to a Mount Morris truck fire they believe was caused by an electronic cigarette being charged.More >>
  • Rally in Davenport for Border Children

    Rally in Davenport for Border Children

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:01:54 GMT
    Dozens of people turned out in downtown Davenport Sunday for a Love Without Borders rally, showing support for border children. Organizers held signs and shared stories of immigrants who have come to the U.S. Some even passed out postcards to sent to representatives encouraging action. More >>
    Dozens of people turned out in downtown Davenport Sunday for a Love Without Borders rally, showing support for border children. Organizers held signs and shared stories of immigrants who have come to the U.S. Some even passed out postcards to sent to representatives encouraging action. More >>
  • Local Family Raises Awareness For Mental Health

    Local Family Raises Awareness For Mental Health

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:56:10 GMT
    It's been almost a week since Robin Williams death sent shockwaves throughout world. His death hit home for many families with loved ones suffering from depression while shining light on a dark subject. 26-year old Adam Smith was dealing with major depression and took his own life two years ago. Although his family is still healing, they decided to host a special benefit for him and others dealing with mental illnesses."We want to keep Adam's memory alive, for one, and we want to help other p...More >>
    It's been almost a week since Robin Williams death sent shockwaves throughout world. His death hit home for many families with loved ones suffering from depression while shining light on a dark subject. 26-year old Adam Smith was dealing with major depression and took his own life two years ago. Although his family is still healing, they decided to host a special benefit for him and others dealing with mental illnesses."We want to keep Adam's memory alive, for one, and we want to help other p...More >>
  • Quad-Cities Residents Plan Peaceful March

    Quad-Cities Residents Plan Peaceful March

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:00:26 GMT
    Quad-City residents spent their Sunday getting prepared for a peaceful rally and march on Monday in memory of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Local volunteers spent their day planning and making posters for the event. More >>
    Quad-City residents spent their Sunday getting prepared for a peaceful rally and march on Monday in memory of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Local volunteers spent their day planning and making posters for the event. More >>
  • Air Glider Brought Down in Muscatine County Field

    Air Glider Brought Down in Muscatine County Field

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:00:19 GMT
    A pilot was forced to bring his air glider down in a field near Nichols, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. No one was hurt.More >>
    A pilot was forced to bring his air glider down in a field near Nichols, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. No one was hurt.More >>
  • Country Music Stars Headline New Local Festival

    Country Music Stars Headline New Local Festival

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:53:22 GMT
    Big names in country music continue to perform in the QCA. This time, they're in small-town Illinois. The Back Roads Music Festival in Galva is hosting Rodney Atkins, Jon Pardi, Frankie Ballard and Joe Diffie.More >>
    Big names in country music continue to perform in the QCA. This time, they're in small-town Illinois. The Back Roads Music Festival in Galva is hosting Rodney Atkins, Jon Pardi, Frankie Ballard and Joe Diffie.More >>
  • New UTHS Coach Confident in Players

    New UTHS Coach Confident in Players

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:58:41 GMT
    The United Township football program has seen some hard times in the past decade, but a new coach and a new attitude will hopefully get that 'Panther Pride' back again. Jason Kirby has taken on the challenge of turning around a UT program that hasn't won more than two games a season since 2003, but Kirby has rebuilt previous programs at Sherrard and Rockridge into playoff-caliber teams, and he's encouraged by the increase in numbers and commitment from his Panther players.More >>
    The United Township football program has seen some hard times in the past decade, but a new coach and a new attitude will hopefully get that 'Panther Pride' back again. Jason Kirby has taken on the challenge of turning around a UT program that hasn't won more than two games a season since 2003, but Kirby has rebuilt previous programs at Sherrard and Rockridge into playoff-caliber teams, and he's encouraged by the increase in numbers and commitment from his Panther players.More >>
  • "Floatzilla" Participants Hoping to Break World Record

    "Floatzilla" Participants Hoping to Break World Record

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:17:37 GMT
    Hundreds spent the day on the water at the 5th annual Floatzilla while promoting recreational water trails and safe paddling on Saturday, possibly setting a record at the same time. Experienced and new kayakers and canoeists paddled along the Mississippi river, launching from five sites and meeting at Lake Potter in Rock Island, trying to break the world record for the largest connected raft of canoes and kayaks.More >>
    Hundreds spent the day on the water at the 5th annual Floatzilla while promoting recreational water trails and safe paddling on Saturday, possibly setting a record at the same time. Experienced and new kayakers and canoeists paddled along the Mississippi river, launching from five sites and meeting at Lake Potter in Rock Island, trying to break the world record for the largest connected raft of canoes and kayaks.More >>
  • Pro Skater Tony Hawk Shows Off His Skills in Davenport

    Pro Skater Tony Hawk Shows Off His Skills in Davenport

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:10:41 GMT
    Hundreds turning out to the Davenport Skatepark today to watch pro skater Tony Hawk perform. He's in town as part of his Birdhouse on the Road tour, sharing his skills and a message about getting active. Organizers handed out free shirts and swag, along with showing off tricks and giving the several hundred fans in the crowd an exhibition style performance.More >>
    Hundreds turning out to the Davenport Skatepark today to watch pro skater Tony Hawk perform. He's in town as part of his Birdhouse on the Road tour, sharing his skills and a message about getting active. Organizers handed out free shirts and swag, along with showing off tricks and giving the several hundred fans in the crowd an exhibition style performance.More >>
  • Farmer Explains John Deere Layoffs

    Farmer Explains John Deere Layoffs

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:06:09 GMT
    John Deere announced yesterday it was laying off 600 of its workers. Two plants are affected in our area. That means 425 employees will lose their jobs at the harvester works plant in East Moline. Those layoffs begin October 20and another 35 layoffs from seeding and cylinder in Moline. They are set to lose their jobs in just over a week. One local farmer says the best way to explain this is when supply is up, prices go down."Until we have those profits, guys aren't going to be looking at buyi...More >>
    John Deere announced yesterday it was laying off 600 of its workers. Two plants are affected in our area. That means 425 employees will lose their jobs at the harvester works plant in East Moline. Those layoffs begin October 20and another 35 layoffs from seeding and cylinder in Moline. They are set to lose their jobs in just over a week. One local farmer says the best way to explain this is when supply is up, prices go down."Until we have those profits, guys aren't going to be looking at buyi...More >>
  • Making Water Skiing Possible For All

    Making Water Skiing Possible For All

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:20:19 GMT
    This morning was the 10th Annual Genesis Access To Waves. It's an adaptive water skiing event for individuals with physical and developmental challenges.More >>
    This morning was the 10th Annual Genesis Access To Waves. It's an adaptive water skiing event for individuals with physical and developmental challenges.
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  • 25,000 or More Expected for River Roots and Ribfest

    25,000 or More Expected for River Roots and Ribfest

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:43:24 GMT
    River Roots Live is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and once again is running alongside Rib Fest. 25,000 people or more are expected to turn out this weekend. More >>
    River Roots Live is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and once again is running alongside Rib Fest. 25,000 people or more are expected to turn out this weekend. More >>
  • TV-6 Investigates: Ciluffo Eligibility Meeting

    TV-6 Investigates: Ciluffo Eligibility Meeting

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:29:08 GMT
    An update tonight on Pleasant Valley high school track star Kaley Ciluffo. Ciluffo was deemed ineligible last month after it was discovered she ran in three meets against college competitors.More >>
    An update tonight on Pleasant Valley high school track star Kaley Ciluffo. Ciluffo was deemed ineligible last month after it was discovered she ran in three meets against college competitors.More >>
  • Staffing Agencies Hope To Help Laid Off John Deere Workers

    Staffing Agencies Hope To Help Laid Off John Deere Workers

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:38:26 GMT
    With the layoff announcement from John Deere Friday, those affected are thinking about what's next. Many employees will look for other work for once the layoffs begin. More >>
    With the layoff announcement from John Deere Friday, those affected are thinking about what's next. Many employees will look for other work for once the layoffs begin. More >>
  • John Deere Layoffs Caused By Low Commodity Prices

    John Deere Layoffs Caused By Low Commodity Prices

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:45:48 GMT
    East Moline's Harverster Works will lose 425 employees, starting October 20th. Moline's Seeding and Cylinder Factory will lose 35 people, those layoffs begin in just 10 days. And these are indefinite layoffs, not the normal type we hear about. There's no projected recall date for the workers...More >>
    East Moline's Harverster Works will lose 425 employees, starting October 20th. Moline's Seeding and Cylinder Factory will lose 35 people, those layoffs begin in just 10 days. And these are indefinite layoffs, not the normal type we hear about. There's no projected recall date for the workers...More >>
  • John Deere Worker Reacts One Day After Layoffs

    John Deere Worker Reacts One Day After Layoffs

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:28:32 GMT
    The Moline based manufacturer announced profits are down 15% for the quarter and much of it due to sagging sales of its farm equipment. TV-6 talked to one of the laid off workers and although she didn't want to be identified, she wanted to share her story. "One day you go in and the next day you don't have a job," said the John Deere worker who wishes to remain anonymous. She's just one of the 425 employees that were laid off from John Deere. She's been working there for close to two years an...More >>
    The Moline based manufacturer announced profits are down 15% for the quarter and much of it due to sagging sales of its farm equipment. TV-6 talked to one of the laid off workers and although she didn't want to be identified, she wanted to share her story. "One day you go in and the next day you don't have a job," said the John Deere worker who wishes to remain anonymous. She's just one of the 425 employees that were laid off from John Deere. She's been working there for close to two years an...More >>
  • Wounded Warrior Care Closes On Arsenal

    Wounded Warrior Care Closes On Arsenal

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:15:18 GMT
    The Wounded Warriors care unit on the Rock Island Arsenal officially deactivated today. Closing the unit at the arsenal is a reflection of what is happening overseas.More >>
    The Wounded Warriors care unit on the Rock Island Arsenal officially deactivated today. Closing the unit at the arsenal is a reflection of what is happening overseas.
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  • Deere & Company To Lay Off Over 600 Workers

    Deere & Company To Lay Off Over 600 Workers

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:29:52 GMT
    Deere & Company announced it will be laying off more than 600 employees at four of its midwest locations, including two in the Quad Cities.More >>
    Deere & Company announced it will be laying off more than 600 employees at four of its midwest locations, including two in the Quad Cities.More >>
  • Galesburg Fall Sports To Begin Practices

    Galesburg Fall Sports To Begin Practices

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:27:42 GMT
    Uncertainty has plagued Galesburg ever since the teachers union authorized a strike but one thing is now clear. Students in fall sports have been permitted to practice.More >>
    Uncertainty has plagued Galesburg ever since the teachers union authorized a strike but one thing is now clear. Students in fall sports have been permitted to practice.More >>
  • Davenport Kiwanis Club Donates To Foodbank

    Davenport Kiwanis Club Donates To Foodbank

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:39:46 GMT
    Helping feed hungry kids in need, that's the mission of the Davenport Kiwanis Club.More >>
    Helping feed hungry kids in need, that's the mission of the Davenport Kiwanis Club.More >>
  • Rock Island Business Owner Arrested On K-2 Charges

    Rock Island Business Owner Arrested On K-2 Charges

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:16:55 GMT
    A business owner in Rock Island, Ill. has been arrested after an investigation into the distribution of the synthetic drug know as K-2. The Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group along with the Rock Island Police...More >>
    A business owner in Rock Island, Ill. has been arrested after an investigation into the distribution of the synthetic drug know as K-2. The Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group along with the Rock Island Police...More >>
  • New Exhibit Opens At Niabi Zoo

    New Exhibit Opens At Niabi Zoo

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:53:38 GMT
    There's something new to see at Niabi Zoo. On Friday, August 15, 2014, the zoo officials announced the opening a new rainforest-themed animal exhibit in its Jungle Trek Discovery Center....More >>
    There's something new to see at Niabi Zoo. On Friday, August 15, 2014, the zoo officials announced the opening a new rainforest-themed animal exhibit in its Jungle Trek Discovery Center....More >>
  • Top Six Stories on KWQC.com

    Top Six Stories on KWQC.com

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:39:01 GMT
    Here are the top six stories for the week of August 10, 2014;More >>
    Here are the top six stories for the week of August 10, 2014;More >>
  • Police Name Suspect In Galesburg, IL Stabbing

    Police Name Suspect In Galesburg, IL Stabbing

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:13:01 GMT
    Galesburg Police are looking for a man wanted for attempted murder. Police say Melvin Buckner was stabbed in the 500 block of West Brooks Street, just before midnight on ...More >>
    Galesburg Police are looking for a man wanted for attempted murder. Police say Melvin Buckner was stabbed in the 500 block of West Brooks Street, just before midnight on ...More >>
  • The Material Girls

    The Material Girls

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:16:19 GMT
    The church basement ladies at Silvis United Methodist Church are in seventh heaven. They are material girls. Quilters! Forty years ago, the church started a quilt show, and it is an annual tradition.More >>
    The church basement ladies at Silvis United Methodist Church are in seventh heaven. They are material girls. Quilters! Forty years ago, the church started a quilt show, and it is an annual tradition.More >>
  • River Roots Live Kicks Off Friday

    River Roots Live Kicks Off Friday

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:39:34 GMT
    Thousands or people will be in downtown Davenport Friday and Saturday for the tenth anniversary of River Roots Live.More >>
    Thousands or people will be in downtown Davenport Friday and Saturday for the tenth anniversary of River Roots Live.More >>
  • Opening Of New YMCA Center

    Opening Of New YMCA Center

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:22:14 GMT
    The Scott County Family 'Y' celebrated the opening of the Newcomb YMCA Early Learning Center, offering child care programs for ages six weeks to five years.More >>
    The Scott County Family 'Y' celebrated the opening of the Newcomb YMCA Early Learning Center, offering child care programs for ages six weeks to five years.More >>
  • Assumption High School Still Supports SAU Stadium Project

    Assumption High School Still Supports SAU Stadium Project

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:16:23 GMT
    After Mayor Gluba's veto was sustained Wednesday night it's still unclear what's next for the St. Ambrose University stadium project but we do know Assumption High School still supports it becoming a reality.More >>
    After Mayor Gluba's veto was sustained Wednesday night it's still unclear what's next for the St. Ambrose University stadium project but we do know Assumption High School still supports it becoming a reality.More >>
  • Galesburg Teacher's Strike Impacts Activities

    Galesburg Teacher's Strike Impacts Activities

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:14:26 GMT
    Galesburg's teachers strike means no school and is also threatening football. Until the strike ends, no extracurricular activities are allowed in Galesburg.More >>
    Galesburg's teachers strike means no school and is also threatening football. Until the strike ends, no extracurricular activities are allowed in Galesburg.More >>
  • Preserving Railroad History

    Preserving Railroad History

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-14 12:19:57 GMT
    One hundred sixty years ago, a new form of transportation arrived in Galesburg, December 7, 1854. The first train made its way to the hamlet. Chauncey Colton, a leading merchant in town, ...More >>
    One hundred sixty years ago, a new form of transportation arrived in Galesburg, December 7, 1854. The first train made its way to the hamlet. Chauncey Colton, a leading merchant in town, ...More >>
  • Fixing It Right

    Fixing It Right

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:02:39 GMT
    Stan Parker knows his way around the shop. He has a 32 year track record of fixing it right the first time. Stan knows automobiles. He has worked at Dahl Ford in Davenport for 21 years.More >>
    Stan Parker knows his way around the shop. He has a 32 year track record of fixing it right the first time. Stan knows automobiles. He has worked at Dahl Ford in Davenport for 21 years.More >>
  • Waste Not- Want Not

    Waste Not- Want Not

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-08-12 12:51:16 GMT
    The art studio sits on top of a garage in Rock Island. It’s called the Taj Mahar. This is the place where folk artist Lisa Mahar takes old and makes it new!More >>
    The art studio sits on top of a garage in Rock Island. It’s called the Taj Mahar. This is the place where folk artist Lisa Mahar takes old and makes it new!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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  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:29 GMT
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with...More >>
    Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...More >>
  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:05 GMT
    Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.More >>
    Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop...More >>
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:28 GMT
    The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.More >>
    Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting...More >>
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  • Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:19:44 GMT
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
  • Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:23:59 GMT
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
  • IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:30 GMT
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
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