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  • Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    WQAD News 8 and Ascentra Credit Union bring you an uplifting series of stories. It’s called “Pay It Forward,” and we’re giving you the chance to help change someone’s life. Twice a month, WQAD News 8’s Jim Mertens and Julie Sisk show us what happens when someone you don’t expect steps up at just the right time to make someone else’s life a little easier. Jim and Julie will venture out to surprise a viewer with $300 and our cameras […]

  • Justin Bieber (CNN)

    Boy admits ‘swatting’ Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber

    By Alan Duke LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A 12-year-old Southern California boy admitted he made a fake emergency call that sent police to Ashton Kutcher’s Hollywood home last year. The juvenile’s “swattting” also targeted Justin Bieber’s Calabasas, California, home and a bank, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s spokeswoman said. Dozens of emergency personnel rushed to Kutcher’s home on October 3, 2012, only to find workers inside and no emergency, police said. Kutcher, who was on the set of his […]

  • Update now to the new WQAD App!

    Update now — the all-new WQAD News 8 app brings you more news, weather, sports and information in an easy-to-use format. iPhone and iPad users tap here   Android users:  You’ll need to go to the Google Play store and search for ‘WQAD’ to download the new app.  Remember to delete the old one when you are done. This app features constantly updated coverage of the Quad Cities from the team at News 8, including video reports, live streaming newscasts, […]

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    UPS employee caught on video stealing iPad mini delivered by FedEx

    HOUSTON — A Houston man says he caught a UPS employee on video stealing an iPad mini — right after it was delivered by FedEx. Al Alverson told KHOU he and his wife were expecting two Christmas gifts they purchased online to be delivered, however when they arrived home, there was only one package on the porch. When Alverson looked at his home’s surveillance video, he saw the iPad Mini was delivered at 9:29 a.m. However, when he looked at […]

  • Source: Facebook.com

    Facebook Tests $1 Fee To Let Strangers Message You

    In what they are calling “a small experiment,” Facebook announced on Thursday that a portion of their U.S. users would now be able to message people they aren’t connected to via the social networking site. The fee for sending such a message: $1. Currently, messages from non-friends get sent to an often ignored “Other” folder that was launched in 2010. Facebook routes messages there that they deem irrelevant based on your social connections. Facebook says this function will help users […]

  • Contestants

    Meet the Contestants

    Check out our contestants from last year and see their incredible results!

  • Beacon of Hope

    Beacon of Hope Hospice

    At Beacon of Hope Hospice, our Passion as a team of trusted Professionals is to provide healing to patients, family, and communities

  • Great River

    Great River Cardiology

    Great River Cardiology provides a full range of services to diagnose and treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels with noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures.

  • Eye Surgeons Associates

    Eye Surgeons Associates

    We'll help your whole family to see life clearly. Click for LASIK and other eye care questions.

  • Dr. Eckhardt

    Dr. Eckhardt

    Beautiful Plastic Surgery for Quad City Area Residents

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