Happy 4th of July - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Happy 4th of July

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 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 >>
  • First Alert Weather 24/7

    KWQC 24/7 Weather

    KWQC 24/7 Weather is our 24 hour weather channel.  It's available here at KWQC.com, on Mediacom Channel 247 (in the Quad Cities), over the air on Digital 6.2 or you can call your local cable company...More >>
    KWQC 24/7 Weather is our 24 hour weather channel.  It's available here at KWQC.com, on Mediacom Channel 247 (in the Quad Cities), over the air on Digital 6.2 or you can call your local cable company to ask for KWQC 24/7 Weather.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 >>

BETTENDORF, IA -- The city of Bettendorf had another successful year of Independence Day festivities, including the fireworks show tonight.

From the storm last week, flooding caused other cities to cancel their fireworks shows, so this year, Bettendorf saw an increased number of visitors.City officials say there were at least 30 percent more people this year.

Annel Lueth from Bettendorf says, "I was really excited to go yesterday [to Red White and Boom] and then I was pretty bummed out that they were cancelled."

Chris Funk of J&M Displays led the firework display in Bettendorf today. He says, "It's gratification to know we're doing something for the community. I mean what else is there? The floods are keeping everybody away from doing what they want in certain areas. They're trying their best. These people expect a show."

And a show is exactly what they got tonight in Bettendorf. While everyone enjoyed these fireworks, this day also represents what our country stands for.

Jeff Crile is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He says days like the fourth is something we can't forget. "I speak from the military side," he says, "All our forefathers, all the sacrifices they made for us."

Sgt. Crile and the Army band were at the festival this afternoon in Bettendorf. So many people approached them to thank them for their service, and he says he is proud to accept the thanks for all the men who serve.

"A gentleman who can't really stand will try to get up out of his chair to stand and salute us," says Crile. It's those moments that melt his heart and show he and his fellow soldiers that the community is here in full support.




Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.