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Justin Sharp Shootout has great local talent, Adaptive Rowing Program


The Justin Sharp Shootout brings out plenty of local talent. Bettendorf’s D.J. Carton has many of the major college basketball programs recruiting him. Moline’s Deonte Billups is also garnering some attention from college coaches. The QC…


Hubbell, Hart say Iowa worker’s paychecks lag behind nation’s


Democrats are quick to criticize incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynold's administration.

US suspends more military exercises with South Korea


Trump described the "war games" as "very provocative" and "tremendously expensive."


9,000 barrels of bourbon fall in Kentucky distillery building collapse


(CNN) — Pardon bourbon lovers for crying in their beer after half of the barrels being aged at a Kentucky distillery building fell to the ground when part of the structure collapsed. About 9,000 stacked bourbon barrels plummeted to the…


Red Cross celebrates more than 100 years with ‘Taste of the River’


The event hosts the area's top chefs in a battle for the title of top chef.


Rock Island Police Department announces July Fourth traffic crackdown


The crackdown will run for two weeks, starting on Monday, June 25.

Durbin: Foreign hacking, not voter fraud, Illinois’ biggest election threat


Washington D.C. (Illinois News Network) – Forget voter fraud, Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said foreign hacking is the biggest threat to elections in the state.

Friday, Jun 22


Jog turns into 2-week nightmare after woman accidentally crosses US-Canada border


Roman was taken into custody and transferred to a facility in Tacoma.

Celebrating World Giraffe Day at Niabi Zoo


World Giraffe Day is more than just a celebration for the unique animal.


ZTE pays $1 billion fine to US over sanctions violations


Some lawmakers want stronger penalties imposed on ZTE, which they see as a security threat.


Face-scanning technology at Orlando airport expands to all international travelers


US Customs and Border Protection said the technology helps thwart terrorism.

Watch: New I-DOT drone video shows I-74 bridge progress


Iowa – The new I-74 bridge project has a fresh pair of public eyes. Take a look at this drone footage posted on Friday, June 22, by Iowa Department of Transportation.


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds offers aid to flood victims


Governor Kim Reynolds signed a disaster proclamation yesterday for Scott County as well as several other Iowa counties.

Trump to address immigration alongside ‘angel families’


(CNN) — President Donald Trump will give remarks on immigration on Friday, capping off a week framed by a crisis of more than 2,000 immigrant children separated due to Trump administration policies from their parents, a hastily-prepared…


OPEC strikes deal to increase oil production


The stated goal is to boost production by up to 1 million barrels a day.

NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Two Ways to Catch the Sun


Raise your hand if you’re over this rainy, cloudy weather! It’s the first full day of summer and it’s raining AGAIN, so we’re trying two ways to catch the sun on our weekly Nailed It Or Failed It segment on WQAD News 8 at 11am by making…

Iowa dad falls asleep at wheel and crashes into oncoming car, injuring his family


A man, his wife, and their two children were all injured after he fell asleep while driving and crashed into another car in rural Fort Madison, Iowa shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st.

Man accused of stalking woman, injuring Buffalo Police Chief in pursuit, pleads guilty to charges


A sentencing hearing for the charges Shoemaker pleaded guilty to is scheduled for Aug. 9.


Planet Funk Con offers “big city” comic-con feel in Quad Cities


More than 90 vendors are expected to be there, including comic-book vendors, artist and special guest.

Family says crying girl on Time magazine cover was not separated from mother


According to the father, the girl's mother left without telling him she was taking the girl with her and couldn’t contact her.

Weekend stays dry… summer heat returns this time next week


Its time to dry out! And timing couldn’t be any better. The few spots of drizzle and light shower activity east of the river is slowly drying out as the latest system finally drifts off toward the east. This will give temperatures a chance…


Police looking for two Dewitt drugstore robbers who they chased into Rock Island


Authorities are looking for two burglars who they chased from Dewitt, Iowa into Rock Island, Illinois in the early morning hours of Friday, June 22nd.

In court documents, immigrant children allege abuse, assaults, forced drugs at Virginia facility


A year before the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five-week period, a ninth-grader in McAllen, Texas, was taken from his mother…

Europe’s tariffs take effect today


Tariffs on more than $3 billion worth of American exports to Europe took effect on Friday, June 22nd. The European Union has imposed additional tariffs of 25% on products such as motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon, peanut butter,…


Trump says GOP should ‘stop wasting their time on immigration’ until after midterms


President Donald Trump said Friday Republicans should wait until after the November midterm elections to pass immigration legislation, undercutting Congress' ongoing efforts to pass a bill.

How soybeans could impact midterm elections


The same tariffs that Trump touted on Wednesday have left these growers as collateral damage in an escalating fight with China. Tariffs beget tariffs in the fight, and the Chinese have targeted both American staples, pushing down commodity…


Farm bill passes US House with welfare-to-work reforms


The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the 2018 farm bill Thursday, called for a second time after it failed in May.


Chilly for the first full day of Summer; big heat returns next week


Rain is likely for the morning hours with more scattered activity into the afternoon and evening. By 9pm tonight, rain should be completely out of the area, leaving us with dry skies for the weekend. Temperatures will probably only stay in…


Burglary suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Moline


Police responded to the scene of a shooting at an apartment building on the corner of 31st Street and Avenue of the Cities around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.


WQAD Sports June 21st- Q.C. Storm begin new era of hockey


– Q.C. Storm unveiled as newest Quad Cities hockey team – Cubs and Cardinals suffer road losses