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Woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Moline; pulls gun on suspect

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Woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Moline; pulls gun on suspect


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iWireless Center to be renamed 'TaxSlayer Center'

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iWireless Center to be renamed 'TaxSlayer Center'


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Man steals fire truck, crashes into Mississippi River

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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches

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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches


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Stretch of old Missouri rail line to be transferred to state for Rock Island bike trail

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Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing in Moline

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Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing in Moline


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Knife-wielding man runs off after victim with concealed carry permit pulls out gun
MOLINE, Ill. - An Illinois woman with a concealed carry firearm was able to defend herself after a man armed with a knife forced himself into her car, police say. A man armed with a knife forced his way into a woman's car near SouthPark Mall on Sunday, according to a statement from Detective Michael Griffin with the Moline Police Department   Read More ...
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Knife-wielding man runs off after victim with concealed carry permit pulls out gun
MOLINE, Ill. - An Illinois woman with a concealed carry firearm was able to defend herself after a man armed with a knife forced himself into her car, police say. A man armed with a knife forced his way into a woman's car near SouthPark Mall on Sunday, according to a statement from Detective Michael Griffin with the Moline Police Department   Read More ...
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Knife-wielding man runs off after victim with concealed carry permit pulls out gun
MOLINE, Ill. - An Illinois woman with a concealed carry firearm was able to defend herself against a man armed with a knife, police say. A man armed with a knife forced his way into a woman's car near SouthPark Mall on Sunday, according to a statement from Detective Michael Griffin, with the Moline Police Department. During a struggle, the woman's arm was cut   Read More ...
Woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Moline; pulls gun on suspect
MOLINE, ILL. (KWQC) - Police have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into a woman's car and making her drive to rural Rock Island County at knifepoint. On Oct. 8th, 2017, police were called to a hospital in Silvis, Ill. where the woman was being treated for an injury related to the incident. She told police that she was in her vehicle in the 4500 block of 27th St   Read More ...
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Concert venues expected to increase security following Las Vegas shootings
MOLINE, Illinois (KWQC) - The death toll following the Las Vegas Massacre concert has risen to 59, leaving another 500 injured. Concerts are of course a big draw to many people in the quad cities, with a big name hitting the stage this week in Moline- security concerns are a top priority. Thousands of people are expected to attend the Chris Stapleton concert this Thursday, at the 'Tax Slayer Center," so the more fans that attend the bigger security presence there will be   Read More ...
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iWireless Center to be renamed 'TaxSlayer Center'
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — UPDATE: In a news release, officials at the iWireless Center say the venue will change names to the TaxSlayer Center on October 1, 2017, part of a 10 year, $3.3 million deal. "TaxSlayer, a leading online and professional tax and financial services technology company, today announced it has acquired the naming rights to the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority's 12,000 seat multi-purpose arena and conference center located in Moline, Illinois   Read More ...
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Black Tar heroin bust in Moline
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - The Moline Police Department arrested two men after they say they caught them smuggling black tar heroin. The bust happened around 1:30 AM Wednesday morning when officers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 280 just west of I-74. Moline Police Officer Schwigen, who is trained in interstate drug trafficking and interdiction conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Cadillac Escalade out of California, for a violation of Illinois Vehicle Code   Read More ...
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Metra Rock Island line moving with delays after pedestrian struck near Mokena
Metra Rock Island trains moving again with delays after a pedestrian was struck near the Hickory Creek station in Mokena, officials said.   Read More ...
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Ten-year-old with cancer leads Moline tractor parade as grand marshal
After battling cancer for the past three years, the Make a Wish Foundation granted his wish to visit the Heritage Tractor Parade in Moline. "He has Medullablastoma, it's a brain tumor...he's had a recurring brain tumor come back this past year," said John Mason, Landon's Father. His family made the trip from their small farm in Virginia to the Quad Cities   Read More ...
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WWE News: Randy Orton Battles For World Title, AJ Styles Fights Shinsuke Nakamura In Triple Threat In Moline
In the latest WWE news, several live events took place on Saturday night with one of them including AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura in a Triple Threat for the United States Championship. In addition, Randy Orton challenged for the WWE World Championship once again as he took on the “Modern Day Maharaja.” The latest events took place in Kansas City, Missouri, and Moline, Illinois, ahead of this week’s episodes of WWE Raw and SmackDown Live, with fans potentially getting a preview of upcoming feuds or matches on the main shows and pay-per-views   Read More ...
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Man steals fire truck, crashes into Mississippi River
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) -- A man stole a fire truck earlier this week and was caught on a surveillance camera. 31-year-old Nathan Stottler is now in jail on two counts of theft and aggravated drunk driving. Police said he stole the East Moline Fire Department truck while firefighters were inside a business doing an inspection Tuesday afternoon. They said Stottler drove the truck about three miles to Hampton, Illinois, before he crashed it into the Mississippi River   Read More ...
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Union membership in Illinois last year matches historic low
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Union membership in Illinois matched a historic low in 2016, according to figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Union membership accounted for 14.5 percent of the wage and salary workers in the state last year, The (Moline) Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/2mkwKqK) reported. That is down from 15.2 percent from the previous year and ties the historic low set in 2007. The Bureau of   Read More ...
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US Rep. Bustos says she won’t run for Illinois governor
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos says she won’t run for Illinois governor in 2018. In a statement Monday, Bustos says she decided staying in Congress is “the best way for me to continue getting real results for working families across the heartland.” Bustos was recently elected to Democratic leadership in the U.S. House, where she is co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. The East   Read More ...
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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches
EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- An Illinois social studies teacher has been while district officials investigate complaints made against him for publishing a. Mark Kaczmarek, who teaches history and government at United Township High School along with some coaching duties, tweeted commentary about the various womens marches held in response to the Donald Trump inauguration Saturday afternoon. His tweet read: "#WomensMarch an impressive turnout. Lots of pink hats & stuff. Then   Read More ...
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Teacher removed from classroom over tweet about women’s marches
EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- An Illinois social studies teacher has been while district officials investigate complaints made against him for publishing a. Mark Kaczmarek, who teaches history and government at United Township High School along with some coaching duties, tweeted commentary about the various womens marches held in response to the Donald Trump inauguration Saturday afternoon. His tweet read: "#WomensMarch an impressive turnout. Lots of pink hats & stuff. Then   Read More ...
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Quad City hands Komets their 3rd straight loss
Thanks to a 4-3 loss Saturday night to the Quad City Mallards in front of 8,137 fans at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, the Komets have lost three consecutive games for the first time this season. Kyle Thomas had three assists for the Komets to keep up his torrid pace – he has nine goals and 23 points in the last 16 games – yet there was plenty of   Read More ...
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Clean Line withdraws Iowa project pending Illinois decision
PRIMGHAR, Iowa -- Clean Line Energy Partners announced Thursday it is withdrawing its application to the Iowa Utilities Board to construct a transmission line across the state pending a court challenge to the project in Illinois. The Houston-based Clean Line has been working for years to get approval for the Rock Island Clean Line project, a 500-mile line that would begin in Northwest Iowa's O'Brien County and deliver wind-generated electricity   Read More ...
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Stretch of old Missouri rail line to be transferred to state for Rock Island bike trail
A 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line is set to be transferred to the state by the end of 2017 for eventual use as a bike trail, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said at a news conference Wednesday. That land is being donated by Ameren, which bought the Rock Island corridor in 1999 through a subsidiary. Crews already have started work clearing brush and removing rail and ties.   Read More ...
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Stretch of abandoned Missouri rail line to be transferred to state for Rock Island bike trail
A 144-mile stretch of the long-abandoned Rock Island rail line is set to be transferred to the state by the end of 2017 for eventual use as a bike trail, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said at a news conference Wednesday. That land is being donated by Ameren, which bought the Rock Island corridor in 1999 through a subsidiary. Crews already have started work clearing brush and removing rail and ties.   Read More ...
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World Series trophy coming to Fort Wayne
The Chicago Cubs will bring the World Series Trophy, also known as the Commissioner’s Trophy, to Fort Wayne as part of a tour. They haven’t yet announced the date, but the trophy will come to three Indiana cities – Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. The tour begins Friday at the Cubs’ Team Store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and will go throughout the Midwest to places such as Moline, Illinois,   Read More ...
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State high court to hear wind power appeal
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A decision on a proposed high-voltage power transmission line that would run through several Illinois counties is now heading to the state Supreme Court after an energy company decided to appeal a ruling against construction. The high court agreed last week to review an appellate court's decision on the Rock Island Clean Line, a 500-mile electric project transmitting wind energy from Iowa turbines. The appellate   Read More ...
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Murder charges refused in Moline Acres killing
MOLINE ACRES • St. Louis County prosecutors have refused murder warrants against a teenager who remains the suspect in a Moline Acres killing two months ago. The 17-year-old male from Berkeley was charged instead with resisting arrest when police tried to arrest him for murder this week. He was wanted in connection with the killing of Darrion Simmons, 21. Simmons, of the 900 block of Ashmont Drive in Moline Acres,   Read More ...
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Battle over $600M wind power superhighway heads to Illinois Supreme Court
Rock Island Clean Line envisions building an electric project that would transmit wind energy to Grundy County in Illinois from planned turbines in Iowa. Backers say $600 million would be spent on the 120-mile stretch in Illinois, in the process creating construction jobs, stimulating the manufacturing sector, generating tax and other revenues for state and local governments, and providing low-cost, clean renewable energy to 1.4 million Midwest homes. There's just   Read More ...
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Singer-songwriter dumps LA for Iowa farm to do it her way
CHICAGO (AP) — Lissie Maurus takes the stage and the members of the standing-room crowd immediately begin to sway like old friends when they hear her raspy, bluesy voice. "I could've been a hero, I could've been a zero, "Could've been all these things." This concert in Chicago is a homecoming of sorts for the singer-songwriter, a native of Rock Island, Illinois. Many family members are in the audience, and   Read More ...
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The story behind the Quad City Airport ‘shoe shine man’
MOLINE, Illinois (WQAD) -- A sea of holiday travelers look up at departure and arrival times. But not Bobbie Bassett. He looks down. "There's 100-percent dirty shoes go through here everyday since I've been here," says Bassett. Bassett shines shoes at the Quad City International Airport in Moline. Around Thanksgiving people feed their stomachs. But Bobbie feeds footwear of all kinds. "Any shoe will shine. A five dollar shoe will   Read More ...
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Should Riverview Gardens become accredited again? Governor says yes
Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for the Riverview Gardens School District to regain provisional accreditation and end the four-year outflow of students and dollars under Missouri's controversial student transfer law. Nixon paid a visit to the district's Moline Elementary School Monday. He did so hours after the state revealed in its annual school report cards that Riverview, which has been unaccredited since 2007, qualified for full accreditation for the second   Read More ...
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Elderly Chicago Cubs Fans Savor Long-Awaited Victory: ‘What a Relief!’ Says 105-Year-Old Devotee
is pretty darn happy right now. One of the oldest Chicago Cubs fans around, Styrlund, 105, predicted last year that he would live long enough to see the Cubs win the World Series – and he sure is glad it’s finally happened. “What a relief!” Styrlund, of East Moline, Illinois, tells PEOPLE. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time.” Styrlund set up a lounge chair and watched   Read More ...
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Rauner Republicans face challenges turning Madigan attacks into results
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's name doesn't appear on the ballot in Kankakee, or in Schaumburg, or in Villa Park. Neither is his name on the ticket in Moline or LaSalle or Marion. But ads featuring his face have jammed mailboxes and flooded airwaves across Illinois as flush with campaign cash from Gov. and his allies seek to tie Democrats to the longtime speaker, whether the candidates served on his   Read More ...
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Half of Illinois' metro areas posted unemployment increases in September
Seven of Illinois' 14 metro areas saw unemployment rates tick higher in September compared with the year before and six were down jobs, most concentrated downstate, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The biggest jump in the unemployment rate happened in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area on the Iowa border, more commonly known as the Quad Cities, where unemployment rose to 5.9 percent   Read More ...
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Meet Ray, the 105-Year-Old Cubs Fan Who Will Melt Your Heart
Say hello to the world’s oldest Cubs fan! The only thing Ray Styrlund, 105, can talk about at his East Moline, Illinois, retirement home is his beloved baseball team making it to the World Series this year. “They finally did it!” he told WPRI. “I felt relieved.” The last time the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series was in 1945 – when they gave up five runs in   Read More ...
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Schaafsma scores twice as K's roll in opener
It took Komets captain Jamie Schaafsma 18 games to get his first goal last season. But he started his second season – and the Komets’ 65th – with a bang. Schaafsma scored twice on five shots as the Komets defeated the Quad City Mallards 6-2 at Moline, Illinois, in front of 4,549 fans at the iWireless Center on Friday night. The Komets, who will have their home opener tonight at   Read More ...
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Preseason done, Komets feel good
Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette Fort Wayne-native Ian Harris of Brampton is left behind by Kyle Thomas of the Komets, 2nd period Monday. October 10, 2016 11:28 PM Preseason done, Komets feel good JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette After a 2-1-0 record in the preseason, the Komets are feeling good heading into the regular-season opener Friday at Moline, Illinois against the Quad City Mallards. “I think   Read More ...
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Moline Acres man charged with killing girlfriend in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS • Prosecutors on Friday charged a Moline Acres man with fatally shooting his girlfriend in St. Louis in May. Dawon T. Evans, 28, of the 9800 block of Edgefield Drive, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Cherronda Jones. Bail for Evans was set at $1 million cash-only. Police found Jones, 31, in the bedroom of her home in the 5800   Read More ...
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John Deere says it's laying off 145 at Iowa plants
The company said Monday that 115 workers in Waterloo and 30 in Davenport would be placed on indefinite layoff by the end of September.UAW Local 838 shop chairman Tim Niedert told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the layoffs came as no surprise. On Friday the Moline, Illinois-based company announced its 10th consecutive quarter of year-over-year earnings declines, citing continuing downturns in the agriculture sector.UAW Local 838 President Tom Ralston says   Read More ...
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Getting to school becomes harder for Riverview Gardens transfer students
MOLINE ACRES • For the past three years, Kennedi Moody walked a few blocks from her north St. Louis County home to catch a bus for a high school about 20 miles away. It was a convenient arrangement that allowed Kennedi and hundreds of other students to have the transportation necessary to leave a struggling school district for schools that promised greater opportunity. But now, Kennedi, a sophomore at Mehlville   Read More ...
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Golf: Allenby Charged With Disorderly Conduct in Illinois
(Reuters) - Australian golfer Robert Allenby was arrested and charged after a weekend incident in Illinois, a spokesman at the Rock Island county jail confirmed with Reuters on Sunday. The spokesman said Allenby had been charged with "disorderly conduct and criminal trespass." He was released after a short time in custody. Multiple media outlets reported that the golfer was arrested outside a casino early on Saturday morning, a few hours   Read More ...
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Golfer Robert Allenby arrested outside casino - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Robert Allenby of Australia was arrested outside of a casino in Rock Island, Illinois early Saturday morning after missing the cut in the John Deere Classic, according to police department arrest reports. Allenby, 45, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. outside Jumer's Casino and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. His bond was set at $1,500, WQAD-TV reported. Allenby shot even-par 142 at TPC Deere   Read More ...
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Aussie golfer Allenby arrested outside American casino
Los Angeles (AFP) - Australian golfer Robert Allenby was arrested for disorderly conduct outside an American gambling casino, just hours after missing the cut at the John Deere Classic tournament. The 45-year-old from Melbourne was also charged with criminal trespassing after the early Saturday incident at Jumer's Casino in Rock Island, Illinois. He was eventually released on $1,500 bail and returned to his US home in Jupiter, Florida, USA Today   Read More ...
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Golf: Allenby charged with disorderly conduct in Illinois
(Reuters) - Australian golfer Robert Allenby was arrested and charged after a weekend incident in Illinois, a spokesman at the Rock Island county jail confirmed with Reuters on Sunday. The spokesman said Allenby had been charged with "disorderly conduct and criminal trespass." He was released after a short time in custody. Multiple media outlets reported that the golfer was arrested outside a casino early on Saturday morning, a few hours   Read More ...
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Golfer Robert Allenby Arrested Outside Casino
SILVIS, Ill. — Robert Allenby of Australia was arrested outside of a casino in Rock Island, Illinois early Saturday morning after missing the cut in the John Deere Classic, according to police department arrest reports. Allenby, 45, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. outside Jumer's Casino and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. His bond was set at $1,500, WQAD-TV reported. Allenby shot even-par 142 at TPC Deere Run   Read More ...
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