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  • Ruth Alps - circa 1986 - 45 years old (photo from Knox County Sheriff)

    Remains identified more than a decade after being discovered

    A woman’s remains found in the East Galesburg Brickyards in 1996 have been identified using DNA, but investigators still want to know how she died.

  • A sneak peek into the QC Family Entertainment complex

    A new family entertainment center is opening soon but for the owner it's been a long journey.

  • Thieves swipe meat from Salvation Army food pantry

    Someone broke into the shed that housed the church's deep freezers, full of meat and pizzas for their food pantry.

  • Recipe for Steak Diane

    An excellent Steak Diane recipe you can prepare at home!

  • Jodi and Cindy Dameron were arrested December 29, 2011 and accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a disabled elderly man for whom they were supposed to be caring.

    2 accused of abusing handicapped elderly man

    BURLINGTON, Iowa — Two Burlington, Iowa women are accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a man for whom they were supposed to be caring. Police say Cindy Dameron, 54, was an appointed executor for the man from June of 2006 until she was removed from that role by a court in September 2010.  Her daughter Jodi, 35, then held that role before she, too, was removed by the court. The victim had reportedly been left money by his mother […]

  • In the KItchen with Chef Brad Scott

    About Chef Scott

    Chef Brad Scott has been a journeyman chef and culinary educator for more than 30 years. He’s worked himself through the ranks, literally starting out at the bottom as a dishwasher at the Boars Head restaurant. He apprenticed under the leadership of restaurant icon Al Johnson, working at each of Johnson’s many establishments (The Dock, JK Frisbees, Tortilla Flats and Governor’s) and helped open what is now the Iowa River Power Company. Chef Scott next supervised the Augustana College Center […]

  • Niabi Zoo acting director talks staffing changes, zoo future


  • Bradley Harris was charged with stalking, harassment and criminal mischief after allegedly harassing a local family following a wreck involving one of his vehicles.

    Moline man found not-guilty of stalking and threatening family

    A Moline man was found not-guilty of all charges filed against him in connection with a crash.

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    What is the Three-Degree Guarantee?

    You can count on the experience of Storm Team 8.  In fact, their forecasts are so accurate that WQAD News 8 and Eriksen Chevrolet Buick in Milan, Ill. will back them up with money! Storm Team 8 is so sure of their forecasts that they are giving viewers a Three-Degree Guarantee! And, when they are right, a local charity will receive $20 for each day of the month that the forecast temperature is within the three-degree guarantee. Every night Storm […]

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    8 Things To Do If Your Power Goes Out

    Safety tips if you lose electricity: Unless there is an emergency, do not call 9-1-1. Stay away from downed power lines. Avoid opening your refrigerator and freezer if possible.  Food will stay cold for hours if they are left closed.   A fully-loaded refrigerator will keep food cold for about six hours.  A fully-loaded freezer will keep food cold for about 48 hours.  Discard any cold food with a temperature above 40 degrees. Unplug computers, TVs, stereos and other unnecessary electronic […]

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    Who To Call When Your Power Goes Out

    MidAmerican Energy: Report a gas leak by calling 1-800-595-5325 Report a Power outage or wires down by calling 1-800-799-4443 See a map of MidAmerican Energy outages in our area – click here. General Information: Residential Customers 888-427-5632 Business Customers 800-329-6261 Ameren Illinois: Report a gas leak by calling 1-800-755-5000Report a Power outage or wires down by calling 1-800-755-5000 Report outages online – click here.  Or use Ameren.mobi with your smartphone View a map of Ameren Illinois outages in our area […]

  • Jeff Teronez

    Board denies Terronez motion to amend complaint against him

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says it will not remove allegations from the complaint filed against former Rock Island County State’s Attorney Jeff Terronez. Terronez filed a complaint accusing the ARDC administrator of orchestrating a negative publicity campaign to support ARDC allegations that Terronez overreached his position as State’s Attorney. The ARDC allegations are part of a disciplinary complaint filed against Terronez. Terronez’s motion sought to have parts of the ARDC complaint against him removed, saying the […]


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