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Past articles by David:

Interim DCSD superintendent released from hospital ‘in good spirits’

He is doing well and in good spirits according to school officials. → Read More

Study: 27% of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female co-workers

(KWQC) – A new study dealing with sexual harassment finds percentages of both men and women now express inhibitions regarding workplace conduct. The study finds 27 percent of men avoid one-on-one meetings with female co-workers, and 21% of men would be reluctant to hire women for a job that would require close interaction, such as business travel. Nineteen percent of men and eleven percent of… → Read More

Female body discovered in Henry County, Iowa field identified

The Henry County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman found dead in a field near Highway 78. → Read More

Monmouth-Roseville HS to begin drug testing students

MONMOUTH, Ill. (KWQC) – Monmouth-Roseville High School and Monmouth-Roseville Junior High will begin a random student drug and alcohol testing program as the 2019-2020 school year begins. The program applies to students involved in extra-curricular activities and/or students who park on school district property, according to a letter to parents from the school district. The entire letter may be… → Read More

Jupiter, Saturn, moon will line up side-by-side this weekend

(KWQC) – The two largest planets in our solar system will line up next to the Earth’s moon this weekend. Jupiter, Saturn, and the nearly-full waxing gibbous moon will be lined up Aug. 9-11, according to CBS Philadelphia. Stargazers may get a great view of the planets because of the particular circumstances in place. With Venus currently lost in the sun’s glare, Jupiter will be the brightest… → Read More

Free fishing weekend in Iowa starts Friday

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – This weekend any Iowa resident can fish without a license as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. The event is designed to encourage people who normally do not fish to give it a try. While fishing is free on June 7, 8, and 9, all other regulations will still apply. The DNR has posted online information anglers need to know along… → Read More

Davenport Schools names new superintendent

Dr. Robert Kobylski comes from Wisc. → Read More

Marshalls, Big Lots coming to Moline

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Two national retailers are planning to open stores in Moline in spots recently vacated by two other national retailers. Marshalls is moving into the former Staples location in the Rock River Plaza on 44th Avenue and is scheduled to open within 90 days. Big Lots will open in the 4500 block of 16th Street where Toys R Us closed last year, but its grand opening date is still… → Read More

UPDATE: Moline Fire Department says river rescue was a "misunderstanding"

Moline Fire Department says river rescue was a 'misunderstanding' → Read More

Davenport Mayor Klipsch will not seek re-election

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch will not seek re-election next November, according to a statement released by Klipsch and read publically during Wednesday’s Davenport City Council Committee of the Whole meeting. “I have found that to do the job of Mayor as I have committed myself to do it, requires a tremendous amount of time. Therefore, I am letting you all know that I… → Read More

Davenport medical marijuana dispensary opens Saturday

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Davenport’s new medical marijuana dispensary will open Saturday, December 1, along with four other dispensaries across Iowa. Have a Heart Compassion Care is operating the dispensary at 2222 East 53rd Street in the same building that previously housed Kelly’s Irish Pub. “Saturday will be a soft open for us, and we don’t expect a lot of activity but do expect to get… → Read More

Overturned tanker closes Galena Ave. Bridge in Dixon

DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) – A semi hauling a tanker overturned Monday afternoon at the Galena Avenue Bridge, forcing the bridge to be closed and all traffic rerouted. “The only available means of travel across the [Rock River] is the Peoria Avenue Bridge,” Dixon Police posted on social media at around 2 p.m. “Expect significant travel delays.” Dixon Public Schools tweeted at 2:20 p.m. that students… → Read More

QCIA passengers should expect Thursday morning delays

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Travelers flying out of Quad City International Airport (QCIA) on Thursday morning should expect longer security wait times, according to a post made Wednesday night on the airport’s Facebook page. QCIA says passengers on flights departing between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. are expected to have longer wait times “due to equipment issues.” The airport says passengers departing… → Read More

Boil order for Tampico after large house fire

TAMPICO, Ill. (KWQC) – The Village of Tampico is under a boil order until further notice after a large house fire Tuesday afternoon drained the local water supply. No one was home and no one was injured in the fire that occurred in the 200 block of South Canal Street. However, village officials tell KWQC firefighters used so much water putting the blaze out that a boil order was issued due to… → Read More

Dollar General to open Monday at Northwest and I-80

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Dollar General is set to open its latest Quad Cities store next week in northwest Davenport. This location at 7510 Northwest Boulevard is just south of I-80 in a fast-growing part of town. “We have a grand opening celebration tentatively planned for Saturday, September 29, to officially welcome the community,” said Dollar General spokesperson Angela Petkovic. “The… → Read More

Line of shoppers expected for Davenport H&M opening Thursday

NorthPark Mall to open early at 8 a.m. → Read More

Drivers in Bettendorf get into 7 crashes in 2 hours

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Tuesday afternoon’s commute did not go well in Bettendorf. On I-74 between the Mississippi River Bridge and Spruce Hills Drive, police responded to seven accidents in the two-hour period from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “These accidents were attributed to excessive speeds, following too closely, and failure to adjust to driving conditions (wet roadways),” the City of Bettendorf… → Read More

Upset QC residents sound off about fireworks debris

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Bob Stone says he was not able to enjoy the Fourth of July at his home near Vander Veer Botanical Park. “We could not even be outside in our own yard due to the amount of ash, embers, substantial debris and trash that rained down on us,” Stone writes in an email sent Thursday evening to two Davenport officials and the media. Stone complains his neighborhood was “like a… → Read More

Iowa ranked most dangerous state for cyclists

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Iowa does not fare well compared to other states when it comes to bicycle safety. ADT Security Services released a report Tuesday showing Iowa is the most dangerous state in the country to ride a bike. “Iowa dominates the majority of least-safe cities for cyclists in the US, even with the popular RAGBRAI biking event being hosted in The Hawkeye State,” the report says.… → Read More

Fire destroys semi filled with chocolate on Iowa interstate

DEXTER, Iowa (KWQC) – Talk about hot chocolate. A semi-trailer loaded with chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania caught fire on I-80 Wednesday morning in Dexter. Wendy Myers-Beeler, who shot video of the wreckage, tells KWQC she called 911 after seeing the fire was too big for the driver to put out with a fire extinguisher. KCCI reports the truck had brake problems before the fire, and that no… → Read More