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National Donate Life Month: How to become an organ donor

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WQAD LogoGirl hides dog bite, now needs rabies shots

Girl hides dog bite, now needs rabies shots

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10-year-old Annalee Bargmann may have to get rabies shots now after she was bit at a youth baseball game Tuesday night on the fields of Garfield Elementary School. The dog that bit her is described as a rust-colored Doxin who’s owner is a heavy-set man in his 30s or 40s, with dark brown hair. He also may have had a small, white fluffy dog with him as well. The young girl was playing with a tennis ball and dropped it, when she reached down to pick it up the dog ran to the end of its retractable leash and bit her on the leg. No one noticed she was bit until after she left the fields bec…

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Beauty school students volunteer in Davenport

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Students at Capri College in Davenport are in beauty school, but they aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. On Thursday over one-hundred students and staff picked up trash along jersey ridge road. Twice a year the college participates in the "I Live Here" clean up. This is the third year the school is giving a make–over to the surrounding neighborhood. “I think anything you can do to pitch in not only helps with the appearance of our school but the other businesses around us,” said Elyssa Shontz, clinic floor director at Capri College. “It gets our stud…

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Bruce Rauner opts out of local Republican dinner.

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Illinois Republican candidate Bruce Rauner was set to be the keynote speaker at Thursday night’s dinner, but backed out after hearing controversial author, Reverend Don Johnson, would also be speaking. It's a move local democrats are supportive of.  "They appeared to 'double down' on a bad idea.”  Rock Island County Republicans are holding their "Lincoln Day Dinner” this evening, and were set to have Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner as a keynote speaker. Another speaker at the event is Reverend Don Johnson, the controversial author of &…

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Medical marijuana bill passes Iowa Senate

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A bill that would legalize medical marijuana is making its way through the Iowa legislature. It’s an emotional issue for parents with epileptic children. Maria La France sat in the audience of the Ways and Means Committee with her son who has severe epilepsy... She's one of many parents who've lobbied legislators all session. Now, she's one step closer to being able to legally give her son cannabis oil to help stop the seizures. Neurologists would be able to prescribe the oil to patients with intractable epilepsy—which basically means they have multiple seizures a week and ot…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary looks at I-74 bridge plans

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx got an up close and personal look at what needs to be done for the I-74 bridge project. He visited Moline Thursday to tour the current state of the I-74 bridge and corridor into Bettendorf. Department of Transportation officials presented the construction plans and phases for the new bridge estimated at costing $1.4 billion. Foxx says he agrees with plans to widen the bridge to make room for more shoulder space.  "I can understand why this community wants to  come together to see that bridge get expanded and to ensure that not onl…

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HPV test approved for cervical cancer screening

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(CNN) — The FDA announced approval Thursday of the human papillomavirus DNA test as a primary screening method for cervical cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration initially approved the HPV DNA test in 2011, for use alongside or as a follow-up to a Pap test, but this is the first time it has been green-lighted as a primary screening technique. The FDA announced approval of the method on Thursday after an FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended in March that the HPV test become the first line of screening for the deadly disease. The approval is limited to women over the age…

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WQAD LogoTeens accused of settting fire to condemned limestone building in Rock Falls

Teens accused of settting fire to condemned limestone building in Rock Falls

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Three teenage boys were accused of trespassing and arson after witnesses saw them exiting a condemned old limestone building in Rock Falls that was on fire. Rock Falls Police said shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, an officer saw smoke coming from the condemned building at 200 West 1st Street and called for police and fire departments. Police said there was a fire on the first floor that was starting to spread to old wooden beams and rafters inside. Officers were able to get witness descriptions of the teens that had been seen in the area. Just after 1 p.m., police found the three…

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Transportation head says I-74 bridge money not guaranteed

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MOLINE -- There's no guarantee the federal government will come through with the additional dollars needed to pay for the $1.4 billion Interstate 74 bridge project.

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Another Home Invasion In Sterling

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There's been another home invasion in Sterling. The police department says they were called to a home in the 1100 block of East 16th Street around 3 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014…

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QC Times LogoRauner pulls out of Rock Island County GOP event

Rauner pulls out of Rock Island County GOP event

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner withdrew from a scheduled appearance Thursday at a fundraising dinner for the Rock Island County Republican Party after objecting to the presence ……

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Construction work on US 6 to begin April 30

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Press release submitted by IDOT Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that, weather permitting, construction work on US 6 between Colona and Geneseo will begin on Wednesday, April 30. US 6…

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WQAD LogoLake Delhi ready for revival with $16 million project

Lake Delhi ready for revival with $16 million project

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Lake Delhi is on the road to recovery these days. The Delaware County community faced millions of dollars in damage after 2010 flooding. Now, this recreational region is ready for a revival. As Larry Hawker looks out at a dribbling Lake Delhi on Thursday, the view sparks vivid memories. “I walked out the door,” he recalled. “Here comes the water.” Images come back to life from July 2010. That’s when flooding forced a dam breach. See previous coverage of Lake Delhi — click here The local economy lost millions of dollars. Residents were left to pick up the pie…

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WQAD LogoFormer Davenport North coach/special ed teacher sentenced

Former Davenport North coach/special ed teacher sentenced

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A former Davenport North High School teacher/coach was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to several charges involving sexual contact with a student. Daniel Schneiderman, 37, resigned his positions as a special education teacher and head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at Davenport North, after he was arrested and charged for a relationship with a girl that reportedly began when the victim was 14 years old. Schneiderman was originally charged in late August 2013 after an affidavit filed in court accused him of making sexually explicit comments to the victim, exchanging sexually exp…

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KWQC LogoSam's Club Hiring 200 For Moline Store

Sam's Club Hiring 200 For Moline Store

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 Sam's Club held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its new hiring and membership center, located inside SouthPark Mall.

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WQAD LogoGeorge Stephanopoulos renews ABC contract

George Stephanopoulos renews ABC contract

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — George Stephanopoulos just nipped months of television industry speculation in the bud. His contract with ABC was due to come up for renewal at the end of this year. People inside that Disney-owned network and at rivals had already started to wonder whether Stephanopoulos would stay with ABC, and if so, at what price. But ABC News put any fears of Stephanopoulos leaving to rest Thursday by confirming that he had already signed a new contract. Stephanopoulos, one of the network news division’s most important players, will continue to co-host “Good Mornin…

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WQAD LogoSignificant rain to fall tonight

Significant rain to fall tonight

After a wet night tonight with significant rains of up to an inch, brighter and warmer weather will end the work week as high pressure builds into the upper Midwest. Highs on Friday will be nice and comfortable with readings reaching the low 70s. Skies will remain sunny Saturday but showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast Sunday as a major spring storm enters the Midwest. Strong dynamics and plenty of moisture will make for significant rains that could amount to more than 2″ in spots by the time the system departs. Meteorologist Terry Swails Download the free News 8 App – for…

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WQAD LogoFDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes

FDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes

(CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs. Currently, only cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco come under the FDA’s regulatory authority. When these recommendations are finalized following a 75-day public c…

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WQAD LogoDeath of Prince Charles’ brother-in-law ruled accidental

Death of Prince Charles’ brother-in-law ruled accidental

(CNN) — This week’s death of Prince Charles’ brother-in-law, who passed away in New York City after injuring his head in a fall, was accidental, the city medical examiner’s office said Thursday. Mark Shand, brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, died from “blunt impact head trauma with a skull fracture and subdural hematoma,” according to Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the medical examiner. A subdural hematoma is a traumatic injury in which blood pools between two protective layers of the brain. Prince Charles’ official residence, Britain’s Cla…

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R.I. Arsenal will host Holocaust 'Days of Remembrance'

Press release submitted by Rock Island Arsenal WHAT: Rock Island Arsenal will host a Holocaust "Days of Remembrance" Observance. WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. WHERE: Heritage Hall,…

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WQAD LogoColorado fourth graders accused of selling and trading pot at school

Colorado fourth graders accused of selling and trading pot at school

(CNN) — Legalized marijuana has found its way into playground commerce, leading to a group of Greeley, Colorado, fourth-graders being disciplined for selling and trading pot. The incident began when a boy sold a bag of marijuana to three classmates for $11 Monday. The 10-year-old had taken the pot from his grandparents, school spokeswoman Teresa Myers said. One of the three children purchasing the pot, also 10, couldn’t pay his portion, so they struck a deal. The next day, that child returned with a marijuana-laced candy bar he had also taken from a grandparent to trade for the p…

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KWQC LogoFunding For New WIU Performing Arts Center

Funding For New WIU Performing Arts Center

Construction could begin next year on a new performing arts center at Western Illinois University. …

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WQAD LogoQC Tennis Club director ‘impressed’ with area players, hopes to expand club

QC Tennis Club director ‘impressed’ with area players, hopes to expand club

The Quad Cities Tennis Club director has been serving in his new position for a little over a month and is on a mission. Ryan Roeth said he is “very impressed” with how many Quad Citians are involved in tennis. There are all ages out there playing, from junior players to older players and varying skill levels. “To be in a town of this size and have nine indoor courts is a fantastic thing and there is an increasing amount of adult play from leagues to lessons, walk-in clinics… that’s an impressive amount of activity,” said Roeth. Since he has taken the position of director, Roet…

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East Moline's Drop-off Recycling Center notice

Press release submitted by city of East Moline As of May 6 the East Moline's Drop-off Recycling Center at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, Archer Drive and Avenue of the Cities, will be closed. After…

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Construction work at 38th Ave. from Moline Rd. to I-88

Press release submitted by IDOT Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction work is starting today on 38th Avenue west of Joslin. Valley Construction Company will be making improvements to the…

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Construction work at IL 84 to westbound IL 5, Silvis

Press release submitted by IDOT Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction work is starting today at the IL 84 interchange with IL 5 at Silvis. Law Excavating will be working…

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Money Smarts for Older Adults May 2 in Rock Island

Press release submitted by Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Amy Griswold, a staff member at Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, will present "Money Smarts for Older Adults" from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 2,…

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U of I Extension celebrates 100 years

Press release submitted by Becky Buckrop. University of Illinois Extension of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark counties will celebrate 100 Years of service in May at a special open house for each county. Join…

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Public Davenport Parks and Recreation meeting

Press release submitted by Davenport Parks and Recreation Public Meeting by Davenport Parks and Recreation At Davenport Parks and Recreation, we strive to constantly improve the experience of our customers at each…

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Extreme Kids Helping Kids Day April 26

Press release submitted by River Bend Foodbank River Bend Foodbank will celebrate "Extreme Kids Helping Kids" on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This family and kid-oriented event will be held…

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QC Times LogoOwners plan sale of LinguiSystems

Owners plan sale of LinguiSystems

After 37 years in the publishing business, Linda Bowers and Rosemary Huisingh are ready to retire as owners of LinguiSystems, East Moline.

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Festival of Trees designer open house May 4

Press release submitted by Megan Schoff. Quad City Arts Festival of Trees Designer Recruitment Open House will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the RiverCenter South Atrium, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The…

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KWQC LogoIowa Tuition Freeze Passes House & Senate For Second Straight Year

Iowa Tuition Freeze Passes House & Senate For Second Straight Year

Iowa universities will be able to freeze tuition for a second-straight year.The Iowa House and Senate approved a $986 million budget late Wednesday night.The measure is now on the governor's desk.The spending…

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WQAD LogoPetSmart recalls fish bowls

PetSmart recalls fish bowls

PetSmart has recalled more than 10,000 glass fish bowls after nearly a dozen people were hurt when the bowls cracked or broke under normal use. The recalled 1.75-gallon glass fish bowls are shaped like a brandy snifter, and were sold at PetSmart stores across the country between February and September 2013 under the Grreat Choice or Top Fin brand names. A white sticker on the bottom of the fish bowl was printed with SKU number 5140161 and UPC code 737257187092. “PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass fish bowl breaking during normal use, including five reports of cuts to finge…

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WHBF LogoMore road construction starting near Silvis

More road construction starting near Silvis

More road work to plan your drive around...starting today construction will begin at the Illinois Route 84 interchange with Illinois Route 5 near Silvis.Crews will be excavating along the ramp from IL 84 to westbound IL 5.Drivers should be on the lookout for flaggers directing traffic around the operations.  The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of May.

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WQAD LogoPoliticians denounce Nevada rancher’s racist remarks

Politicians denounce Nevada rancher’s racist remarks

(CNN) — What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race. Racist comments from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — who earlier this month appeared to win a highly publicized standoff against federal authorities over his two-decade long illegal grazing of cattle on public land — are giving Democrats a new weapon to attack some top Republicans who earlier came to Bundy’s defense. And the controversial comments also call into question moves by Fox News and some other conservative media that highlighted the story and painted Bundy as a h…

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Niabi Zoo Earth Day event to be held April 27

Press release submitted by Niabi Zoo Coal Valley, IL – April 24, 2014 – Niabi Zoo announced today that it will be holding its annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 27. The event, which…

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Belly Dance Troupe Amate promote women's empowerment

Press release submitted by Christian Care Belly Dance Troupe Ámate Promote Women's Empowerment Rock Island, IL – The lovely ladies of Belly Dance Troupe Ámate will dance at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse beginning…

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RI Democratic chairman calls on local GOP to reject pastor's published opinions

MOLINE -- Rock Island County Democratic Party Chairman Doug House has called on Bobby Schilling and the Rock Island County Republican Party to denounce the "extremist views" of Rev. Don Johnson. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner was…

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WQAD LogoKentucky postal worker jailed for hiding, instead of delivering, 44,900 pieces of mail

Kentucky postal worker jailed for hiding, instead of delivering, 44,900 pieces of mail

(CNN) — Newman, Jerry Seinfeld’s diabolical nemesis and United States postal worker, was denied his dream transfer to Hawaii when the Post Office discovered he hadn’t been delivering a lot of the mail he was supposed to be. Unfortunately for Brent Morse, life isn’t a Hollywood sitcom. The former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for “destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of mail,” according to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Morse, a mail carrier for f…

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Showers, thunderstorms likely this afternoon, tonight

Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

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WQAD LogoViral Video:  What this dog does next will shock you

Viral Video: What this dog does next will shock you

We all know ads take creative liberties that sometimes stretch the imagination.  This car ad is no exception. You may think that the surprise is what the dog does, after it seems to come too close to the front end of a moving car. Think again. Viral Video: Babbling baby holds strong argument Viral Video: Selfie halted with kick to the head Watch: WWE pays tribute to The Ultimate Warrior Viral Video: Waitress has dream day at work Viral Video: Dancing 3-year-old wows crowd …

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KWQC LogoFire At Bullock Ag Services In LaMotte, Iowa

Fire At Bullock Ag Services In LaMotte, Iowa

Fire crews were called to battle a fire at Bullock Ag Services in LaMotte, Iowa on Thursday morning, April 24, 2014.Around 11:30 a.m., an eye witness says the fire is out but some areas were smoking.Stay…

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KWQC LogoWapello: IDOT To Discuss Possible Improvements To US 61

Wapello: IDOT To Discuss Possible Improvements To US 61

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be talking about possible improvements to US 61 near Wapello.They'll be holding an open forum Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Briggs Civic Center in Wapello.

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QC Times LogoEM police interview 'persons of interest' in razor blades case

EM police interview 'persons of interest' in razor blades case

UPDATE: East Moline police are interviewing "persons of interest" in razor blade case, Lt. Darren Gault said today.

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WQAD LogoChicago pediatrician among 3 killed by Afghan guard

Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed by Afghan guard

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — A Chicago pediatrician who “felt called” to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three Americans killed at a Kabul hospital Thursday by an Afghan guard. In an attack not unlike the so-called “green-on-blue” incidents, the police guard opened fire on the pediatrician and four others with him at the CURE Hospital’s gates, Kabul police said. Two others were killed, a third was injured, and a fourth person was unharmed. Dr. Jerry Umanos practiced medicine in inner-city Chicago before moving to Afghanist…

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KWQC LogoSouthPark Mall to Hold Groundbreaking for Renovations, Demolition

SouthPark Mall to Hold Groundbreaking for Renovations, Demolition

SouthPark Mall in Moline will have a groundbreaking Thursday at 4 p.m. to kick off some major renovations.

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Western Illinois U. to build $72 million performing arts center

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Construction could begin next year on a new performing arts center at Western Illinois University. The state is releasing $60 million in capital investment money to build the $71.8 million facility at the Macomb…

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WQAD LogoIowa baby dies after teen mom changes decision to give him up for adoption

Iowa baby dies after teen mom changes decision to give him up for adoption

After his teen mom changed her mind about giving him up for adoption, a four-month-old baby died while he was in the care of his 17-year-old father. The 16-year-old mother had agreed in September 2013 to give her baby up to Rachel and Heidi McFarland of Ankeny, Iowa, according to our sister station WHO-TV. The couple took supported the mother financially through her pregnancy and went to every doctor’s appointment with her, but the teen mom later changed her mind about the adoption. That’s when the McFarlands said they had no choice but to return Gabriel to his birth mother in March 2014. …

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Hometown Pride program advances in Louisa County

COLUMBUS JCT., Iowa — Just two Louisa County communities remain to approve an agreement that would establish a Hometown Pride program in the county, following approval of the agreement by the ……

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WQAD LogoSecond home invasion reported in Sterling

Second home invasion reported in Sterling

For the second time in four days, a home invasion has been reported in Sterling, Illinois. Police say they think a homeowner walked in on a burglary in progress just before 3 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at a home in the 1100 block of East 16th Street. “(T)he suspect struck the homeowner as he fled on foot.  The homeowner received minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene,” said a statement from Sterling Police Detective Mike Henry. A homeowner was reportedly hurt trying to escape when two men broke into a home in the 800 block of Avenue D just before 6 a.m. Sunda…

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WQAD LogoPay It Forward:  The Bunny Hoppers on a Mission

Pay It Forward: The Bunny Hoppers on a Mission

They call themselves The Bunny Hoppers,  a group of four sisters who make it their mission to bring happiness to area senior citizens in nursing homes. One woman, who saw them in action last year, wanted to Pay It Forward. “My mother was a patient at Heartland Nursing Home and they went and visitor her; and it was very personal.  It just brightened her day up, and when I seen that happen I was like, ‘I need to get involved,’” said Julie Smith. Smith wants the Bunny Hoppers women to know how much they are appreciated, and to give them some financial help so they can …

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SouthPark Mall demolition party

SouthPark Mall is celebrating redevelopments set to transform your future shopping experience! Today SouthPark Mall will launch the much anticipated upgrades, with a demolition party. Mall officials say the mall has served local shoppers for over 40 years, with top stores including Dillards, JcPenney, and Younkers. So what's first in the process?? Ray Forsythe, Planning and Development Director with the city of Moline tells us, "Phase one is the demolition of about 250–thousand square feet.  So, the Sears building, the food court, and then the wing between the food court an…

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Pet of the week

Abby is available for adoption and ready to join your family.

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WQAD LogoMORNING ZOO: Niabi Ready for “Earth Day” Events

MORNING ZOO: Niabi Ready for “Earth Day” Events

Niabi Zoo’s animals are getting ready to welcome people to the Coal Valley facility for a weekend of Earth Day events. But first, Zoo director Marc Heinzman brought two colorful characters to the “Morning Zoo” on “Good Morning Quad Cities”. Two parrots, Eduardo and Ruby, had a couple of things to say during the interview Marc had with Jim and Julie. Watch the clip above. Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, you can discover ways to make a difference for the world around you, from recycling to becoming part of the citizen science movement.

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WQAD LogoMacerich: Rehab of SouthPark Mall should be done by November

Macerich: Rehab of SouthPark Mall should be done by November

The long-awaited re-development of the SouthPark Mall will begin on Thursday, April 24th, 2014. Phase one of the project begins Thursday. That involves the tear down of the food court and old Sears building. Inside, the mall will have new restrooms, a common’s area, and better lighting. Outside, there will be new entrances, landscaping, and new signage. In March, the mall celebrated its 40th anniversary. The mall’s owner, Macerich, held a ribbon cutting event in March in preparation for Thursday’s groundbreaking. Macerich will build two new exterior entrances to the mall too.

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WQAD LogoThe Pledge from Mrs. Zmuda’s class at Seton Catholic School

The Pledge from Mrs. Zmuda’s class at Seton Catholic School

Kindergarteners in Mrs. Zmuda’s class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Seton Catholic School in Moline, Illinois.

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Medical marijuana bill gets new life in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Iowans would be protected from prosecution for possessing a specific type of medical marijuana under legislation headed to the Senate floor.

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QC Times Logo3 men caught after foot chase through East Village

3 men caught after foot chase through East Village

Davenport police apprehended three men Wednesday after a foot pursuit through the Village of East Davenport that began with a routine traffic stop.

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QC Times LogoThomson residents told prison could open in 2016

Thomson residents told prison could open in 2016

FULTON, Ill. — A Federal Bureau of Prisons official told residents and community leaders Wednesday they hope the Thomson Correctional Center will be open and running in about two years.

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QC Times LogoMore rain in heavier quantities

More rain in heavier quantities

A good Thursday to all — good if you are a duck. The day brings the likelihood of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and stretching into the evening hours. Plus it will be cloudy and breezy.

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More Rainfall On The Way

The rainfall will definitely take center stage later today as temperatures show signs of trending higher. Storm system spinning to our west will provide that southerly flow and transport more rain across the area. This will also improve temperatures some with highs a bit more seasonal around the low to mid 60s. I’m looking at some decent rainfall when this ends later this evening. Amounts are looking at a solid quarter to a half an inch with a few spots slightly higher. Drier, brighter and warmer temperatures will end the work week as high pressure builds in resulting in afternoon highs …

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KWQC LogoFDA Proposal to ban E-cigarettes to Minors

FDA Proposal to ban E-cigarettes to Minors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.

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Saturday program designed to help those facing foreclosure

People struggling to avoid foreclosure are invited to learn how to lower their mortgage costs and keep their homes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 120 at Western Illinois University Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline.

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WEB EXTRA: I-74 plans released to the public

WEB EXTRA: I-74 plans released to the public…

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I-74 meeting shows where traffic closures will be in QCA

"This is a big project. Probably one of the biggest the Quad Cities has seen in awhile or will see for awhile,” says Becky Marrufo, a Project Engineer for the Illinois DOT.The 1.4 billion dollar I-74 realignment is no small task.At a public information meeting Wednesday, residents learned how their daily travel routes will be impacted by the construction."It's going to be a nightmare getting around Bettendorf for awhile but we'll get through it, we have before,” says Dave Thies, a Bettendorf Resident.The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation estimate that drive…

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WQAD LogoMallards come up short thanks to shorthanded goal

Mallards come up short thanks to shorthanded goal

The Mallards fell behind early in game 3 against Allen.   The Americans cashed in a power play goal in the 1st period and then get a shorthanded goal moments later to take a 2-0 lead.  The Mallards would cut the lead to 1 twice in the 3rd on goals from Jordan Mayer and Matt Boyd, but Allen holds on to win 4-2.

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KWQC LogoTV-6 Investigates: Geneseo City Council Police Pension Tax Levy

TV-6 Investigates: Geneseo City Council Police Pension Tax Levy

Geneseo City Council members spent hours questioning meeting policy, lawyer's fees, and the proper posting of meeting notices Tuesday night. Questions have arisen about whether a tax for the City's police pension fund was changed properly.

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KWQC LogoResidents Get Better Picture of New I-74 Bridge Project

Residents Get Better Picture of New I-74 Bridge Project

Dozens turned out to a public meeting Wednesday night on the new I-74 bridge project. Both the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation hosted the open house-style meeting. …

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KWQC LogoResidents React to Fort Madison Prison Delays

Residents React to Fort Madison Prison Delays

Plans to transfer hundreds of inmates from the Iowa State Penitentiary, the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River, to a newly built prison are postponed again.

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WQAD LogoGalesburg teen suspended for carrying purse at school

Galesburg teen suspended for carrying purse at school

A Galesburg mother says the Galesburg High School’s purse ban has gone too far. Her daughter had to attend the school’s In-School Structured Program after she used a clutch purse to carry feminine products and pencils at school. Galesburg High School sent notices to students in October 2013 about the purse ban. “Things like people texting in purses, in class or inappropriate items coming into class;  and so it wasn’t a single incident, it wasn’t even two or three, it was a combination of all those,” said Principal Roy Van Meter said October 18, 2013 about the ban. “Checking …

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Tax issues loom for legislature, says Sen. Radogno

Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, expects more posturing over taxes but little progress in addressing the real issues of the state before the November election. She told the editorial board of The Dispatch and The…

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Davenport plans Global Warming commission

DAVENPORT -- Mayor Bill Gluba said the title is long, but the Sustainable Environment Methods and Technology and Advisory Commission's work on global warming will have an impact on future generations in the Quad-Cities. On Wednesday, aldermen…

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Davenport plans Global Warming commission

DAVENPORT -- Mayor Bill Gluba said the title is long, but the Sustainable Environment Methods and Technology and Advisory Commission's work on global warming will have an impact on future generations in the Quad-Cities. On Wednesday, aldermen…

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Hotel Canopy collapses in Galesburg

In Galesburg, crowds gathered to honor the people's poet. People lined the streets this afternoon to welcome the new Carl Sandburg statue to town. The statue, sculpted by fellow Galesburg native artist Lonnie Stewart, will eventually be moved to central park. Its arrival signals the start of the Sandburg Days Festival, a Galesburg tradition. “He's a very important figure in the nation and in the world.  He was the people's poet and he was spoken to by a number of presidents in his time.  He was born and raised in Galesburg. He loved Galesburg and talked about it a lot and …

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New I-74 Bridge will be a reality sooner than expected

Dozens of drivers got their first look at plans for the new I-74 Bridge at a public meeting Wednesday night hosted by the Illinois and Iowa Departments of Transportation. The next work on the Interstate 74 corridor project is scheduled to begin in August of 2014, when crews reconstruct River Drive in Moline in preparation for the new bridge ramps. From September to December, construction work will close River Drive between 19th Street and 23rd Street. The I-74 River Drive exit and entrance ramps in Moline will also be closed during that time. The next step will be realigning State and Grant St…

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Galesburg celebrates new Carl Sandburg Statue

In Galesburg, crowds gathered to honor the people's poet. People lined the streets this afternoon to welcome the new Carl Sandburg statue to town. The statue, sculpted by fellow Galesburg native artist Lonnie Stewart, will eventually be moved to central park. Its arrival signals the start of the Sandburg Days Festival, a Galesburg tradition. “He's a very important figure in the nation and in the world.  He was the people's poet and he was spoken to by a number of presidents in his time.  He was born and raised in Galesburg. He loved Galesburg and talked about it a lot and …

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Doctor on probation must document unchaperoned treatment of female patients

DAVENPORT -- A doctor required to have a chaperone when he treats female patients after an accusation of sexual misconduct now may treat them without the chaperone in cases of emergency but must keep records of the visit. …

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Four-school merger on hold

The proposed merger of four Quad-Cities schools has been put on hold.On April 7,…

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Quad City Arts gives $93K in grants

Quad City Arts on Wednesday announced grants of more than $93,000 to 32 individuals and organizations – more than triple the amount of "ArtsDollar$" distributed in 2013, and more funds than ever before. Funded programs…

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Bettendorf school board gives final nod to stadium renovation

It's official. Bettendorf High School's football team will be playing on fresh synthetic turf at TouVelle Stadium for the Bulldogs' Sept. 5 season-opener against Iowa City High School.

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CBS Thursday Night Football schedule released

The NFL has released their entire schedule for the 2014 season, including the eight games that will air in primetime on CBS4. All games will kick off at 7:25 PM CT, with the exception of the Week 16 game...which will air at 7:00 PM CT on CBS4.Thr. Sept. 11 (Week 2):  Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Thr. Sept. 18 (Week 3):  Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons  Thr. Sept. 25 (Week 4):  New York Giants at Washington Redskins  Thr. Oct. 2 (Week 5):  Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers  Thr. Oct. 9 (Week 6):  Indianapolis Colts at Housto…

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WQAD LogoThird vacant structure fire in Galesburg leaves residents feeling suspicious

Third vacant structure fire in Galesburg leaves residents feeling suspicious

Investigators are searching for evidence to what started a fire in a vacant house on the 700 block of West South street in Galesburg. Firefighters got to the scene a little after 9 o’clock Tuesday night following a call from a neighbor saying the vacant house was on fire. “When we arrived there was fire both on the first and second floor,” said Galesburg Fire Marshall Dan Foley. “We made a decision to go defensive which means we didn’t see any safe way to perform a search and rescue so we put hose streams outside to save any surrounding houses.” This is the third va…

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Today in history for Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock…

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Daily planner, April 24, 2014

Larry Boyd and Terry Hanson (Live Lunch) Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. 563-326-1333. "Earth Changes: Building on Time Cycles Prophecy, Session 2," Michael Rosenthal (Independent Scholars' Evening) 7 p.m.,…

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Quicker I-74 construction plan expected to save $76 million

MOLINE -- Reducing the timetable for the new Interstate 74 bridge is expected to save $76 million. Work on the Mississippi River span is planned to start in 2017 and take three and a half years, according…

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Third Fire In Galesburg, IL In Less Than A Month; Family Loses Precious Memories

It's the third fire in less than a month in Galesburg, one of them ruled as arson.

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State-Wide Emergency Drill At Modern Woodmen

DAVENPORT, IA – Emergency responders from all over Iowa were all at Modern Woodmen Park to train for the scenario of a terrorist attack. …

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KWQC Logo"First Tee" Golf Program Expands In QCA

"First Tee" Golf Program Expands In QCA

Quad City area kids will soon be learning not only more about the game of golf but some life lessons.

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New Housing Development For Students In Moline

A new housing development will soon be available for students in Moline. Developers broke ground on private housing called "Mills At Riverbend Commons."…

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Two area high schools recognized

  A high honor for two local high schools. Bettendorf High School was named the 5th best high school in Iowa by U.S. News and World Report. Pleasant Valley High School ranked 11th on the same list. The ratings were based on class size, test scores in math and reading and college readiness.  …

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Thomson prison applicants will face tough hiring process

FULTON -- Applicants for federal prison jobs at Thomson Correctional Center will face an intensive hiring process. The long-vacant prison an hour north of the Quad Cities will eventually be staffed by around 1,100 employees when it…

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Mercer County building committee moves to refinance jail bonds.

ALEDO -- The Mercer County Public Building Commission on Thursday notified its bankers it intends to refinance jail bonds. The refinancing is contingent upon county board approval at its next meeting May 6. While…

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Rauner ditches GOP dinner, fears link to preacher's 'inflammatory' views

MOLINE -- Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has pulled out of the Rock Island County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner for fear of being linked to the "inflammatory" views of a local pastor. Rev. Don…

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Steve's Old Time Tap Spring Chaser 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, April 26th marks the 8th annual Steve's Old Time Tap Spring Chaser Spring Chaser 5K Run/Walk in Rock Island.Event organizer Holly Sparkman says registration is still open. It's $25 to register for the 3.1 mile run/walk through downtown Rock Island. You can sign up on-line at www.springchaser.com until Thursday, or at packet pick-up on Friday at the Rock Island Holiday Inn. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. CBS 4 is a proud sponsor of the event. …

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Local organizations receive grant from Amy's Foundation

  Several local organizations are receiving a record amount of money in grants from one foundation. On Wednesday the Amy Helpenstell foundation held a reception at the Quad City Botanical Center. They awarded non–profit groups in the area nearly $360,000  in funding. The Amy Helpenstell Foundation was started by her family after she passed away in 2003. “This was our late daughter's request that her assets go into a foundation to help this community she dearly loved this community and certainly her legacy and our honor is to carry it forward," said Franz “…

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Illinois Secretary of State makes stop at Black Hawk College

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is honoring a local college for their commitment in registering organ donors. On Wednesday, White stopped at Black Hawk College to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation. It's part of the "Be a Hero" campaign. Colleges statewide are participating by signing up people of all ages “We ask when you're alive and well—– give blood, give organs and when you've done these two things you've made a positive impact on society,” said White. Over 5.5 million people in Illinois are registered organ donors. But eve…

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Area electronics store demolished

The former owner of a Quad Cities electronics store is saying good bye to the building after 41 years in the business. Kevin Peschang watched the demolition of Black Hawk TV in Rock Island Wednesday. Construction crews tore down the building on the corner of 11th Street and Black Hawk Road. The family–owned business sold and repaired televisions; a service that's taken a big hit in recent years. “Our business was coming to the point where service was not what it used to be so it's kind of advantageous and like I said sad," said Peschang, former owner of Black Hawk TV. Bl…

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Davenport Fire Department holds HazMat training

The Davenport Fire Department along with other area agencies gathered at Modern Woodman Park for a state-wide hazmat training exercise, all in preparation for an actual emergency. "We've started to prepare ourselves as a community and a state to protect us from any type of attack," says Captain Ron Burchette with the Davenport Fire Department.  The goal of today's training: be prepared for any hazmat or terrorist attack.  "We're going to make sure that we protect ourselves number 1, life safety is our first priority for the community.  So we want to make sure …

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PETA wants Iowa to ok 10-foot-tall memorial to turkeys

After a crash involving a truck carrying turkeys, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Iowa to approve a memorial to the birds. PETA asked for the memorial to honor turkeys that died when a truck crashed April 12, 2014 in Sioux City, Iowa. The truck hit ten parked cars, and then tipped over, according to the Sioux City Journal. PETA claims more than 500 turkeys perished in the crash. The proposed memorial features an image of a turkey and reads, “In memory of the hundreds of terrified turkeys who died here in a truck crash April 12, 2014. Try vegan.” The proposed memorial woul…

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