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Smoke pours from home after fire near Moline airport

MILAN, Illinois — Fire fighters responded to a house fire at a home near the Quad City International Airport on the morning of Feb. 22. Crews responded shortly after 7 a.m. to a one-story home at 4606 69th Ave. just off of Airport Road in Milan.


Quad-Cities man awaiting trial in Rock Island County on sex-related felony

A man is awaiting trial in Rock Island County after being accused of illegal contact with a juvenile. The Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office has charged Shaun R. Callahan, 40, Moline, with a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to court records. It contends Callahan


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Spring Flood Outlook: What's behind the elevated risk

QUAD CITIES - The risk for spring flooding is well above normal around the Quad Cities this year. It's not just due to our recent snowy stretch, either. Rivers have actually been running high for months now.


Crews respond to house fire in Milan

MILAN, Ill. (KWQC) - Crews are investigating after a house fire began in Milan Friday morning. Crews were called shortly after 7 a.m. for reports of a structure fire in the 4600 block of 69th Ave. Our crews on scene say the house was vacant at the time of the fire.


2018 home sales: East Moline price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


Throwback Thursday: Velie's Plantation through the years

An entire generation of Quad-Citians never had the pleasure of dressing up and going to the Plantation restaurant for dinner. The beautiful old restaurant in Moline closed in 1980 — about a year after its debonair owner, Nick Chirekos, was murdered in his second-floor office. The restaurant later re


Snoop Dog is coming to the Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, Aug. 16 on the Grandstand stage. Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and re


Chili awaits after a 'chilly' chase this weekends

The Cornbelt Running Club has a heart-warming weekend planned in terms of feeding both the body and soul. The pacesetting organization's annual Chili Chase is 1 p.m. Sunday at Davenport's Duck Creek Park.


Crime Stoppers: Residential burglary results in nearly $20,000 of stolen items

MOLINE, Il. (KWQC) - Rock Island County Sheriff's Dept. is searching for a the person responsible for a residential burglary in Moline. It happened on Feb. 10 on South Shore Drive in Moline.


Immigration, citizenship help offered Feb. 23 in Moline

MOLINE — Help for people with immigration and citizenship questions will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline. The free event is a collaborative effort between the library and representatives from QCAir and Esperanza Legal Assistance Center. Peop


Mother of toddler left alone in apartment charged

UPDATE: The mother of a toddler left alone in an East Moline apartment building earlier this week has now been charged. Sabrina Moore, 39, has been charged with endangering the life or health of a child.


West Downtown Davenport restaurant plans ahead to face the winter business blues

Davenport, Iowa - It could be another blow to Davenport's downtown west end. As Local 4 News reported last week, this winter has been crippling for some small businesses. Cinnamon-n-Sage is the latest to go public about these struggles and the change of shutting down for good.


Kick those winter blues with a trip to the 2019 RV & Camping Show

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Kick those winter blues with a trip to the 2019 RV & Camping Show. Here at KWQC, we're mentally escaping the winter. This weekend, you can prepare for warmer weather with a trip down to the QCCA Expo, where they're celebrating all things camping.


Firefighters battling late night fire in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa- A house is considered uninhabitable after a fire in Davenport. Around 8:30 p.m. February 21, firefighters say a fire broke out in a second-floor bedroom of a house on the 500 block of East 7th street.


Hidden History: Pioneering contractor LaWanda Smith

Today, you'll find LaWanda Smith enjoying retirement at her home in East Moline. Her time in the workforce included a first for our area. "I am the first female black union contractor in this community," Smith said.


Woman battling black mold in her Davenport apartment

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- A grandmother reached out to News 8 after she says she didn't know what else to do about the mold spreading throughout her Davenport apartment. Michelle Regans says she moved into her apartment, leased by Great River Realty, with her nearly one-year-old grandson Tayler in June 2018


Playcrafters in Moline to hold cabaret night Saturday

MOLINE – Playcrafters Barn Theatre is holding a cabaret fundraiser Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at 4950 35th Ave. Featuring all local talent, proceeds from the cabaret night will be used to fund the community theater's mainstage shows. “With a big production like 'Avenue Q' on our table, we want to be able


Foodie Friday: Cafe d' Marie

Cafe d' Marie opened 10 years ago in a home built in 1864 in the historic downtown Davenport neighborhood of the Gold Coast/Hamburg district. It has served 17 different panini sandwiches, a wide variety of custard like delicate quiche, homeade soups with wine, butter and cream and pastries an extens


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.