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    6 missing after small plane loses contact over Lake Erie

    A small plane believed to have crashed in Lake Erie is registered to a beverage company executive and is based at Ohio State University Airport, the airport's director told CNN Friday.

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    Davenport Police: Pedestrian hurt badly after being hit by intoxicated driver

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Early Thanksgiving morning, Davenport Police responded to the 600 block of East 4th Street for an accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred just outside of the Quad City Times building in Downtown Davenport. Police say, a vehicle traveling westbound in the northern-most lane of 4th Street struck a man, identified as 34 year old Kevin Haslem of Davenport. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Haslam was was loading newspapers into a legally parked vehicle when the crash occurred. […]

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    Major fire tears through Davenport apartment complex

    DAVENPORT — Two people were sent to the hospital following an apartment fire  on West Locust Street this morning that required six crews to extinguish. The injuries are considered minor and non life-threatening, according to fire officials. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the Eagle’s Crest Apartment complex. The building on fire was a three story building with numerous different apartments. The Davenport Fire Department had several ladder operations working at the peak of the fire. For residents […]

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    Eric blames a frog, raisin bran, and his weather clicker for this blooper

    Sometimes a three-minute weathercast seems like three hours. This morning on Good Morning Quad Cities, Meteorologist Eric Sorensen had a little bit of a tough time getting through his talk time. The back story: During commercial breaks, Eric usually eats cereal (much like everyone at home). Except today, he probably should have added a bit more milk. Oh, and he says new weather clickers are “on order.” Take a look!  

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    System malfunction grounds all Delta flights worldwide

    For travelers flying Delta, the day is starting with a headache. According to the Associated Press, the airline has grounded flights after experiencing unspecified system issues. As the system outage unfolded, the airline tweeted to customers’ complaints saying “Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won’t be much longer.” Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. — Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016 A statement was posted on the company’s […]

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    This is what air travel could look like in just a few years

    Jet airplane maker Airbus recently unveiled plans to revitalize the interior of its new Airbus A380 aircraft. Dubbed “Airspace,” the new cabin design would increase passenger space and use new technology at each seat. According to a report in Digital Trends, the new concept will be unveiled on new planes in 2017. Among the new improvements are larger overhead bins, bigger restrooms, surfaces with antibacterial properties, and LED ambient lighting. The lighting is designed to lessen the effects of jet […]

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    Fort Myers club shooting: 2 dead, 14 injured outside teen party

    Two people are dead and at least 14 others injured after a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan of the Fort Myers Police.

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    Pouring hot coffee in this cup lets you visualize climate change

    This morning on GMQC, Meteorologist Eric Sorensen showed off his new climate change coffee mug. When the mug heats up after pouring hot liquid, you can watch the sea levels rise and the land disappear on the map. When the mug cools off, the coastlines return to their current state. Eric admits it is a overly-dramatic way of looking at the climate change crisis, but says “it is a daily reminder that we need to do something about it.” And […]

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    For GMQC, there’s only one way to celebrate “National Pi Day”

    Today is March 14th, “National Pi Day.” While pi, is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and we could’ve eaten gyros with a side of baklava, the Good Morning Quad Cities team celebrated in a different way. Asked if Jonathan Ketz had ever taken a pie to the face? “Nope, first time.” Sorensen said, “I’ve made it through 39 years on this planet without this happening.” Jonathan, full of surprises, let Eric have it before his defenses could get […]

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    Chicago-bound Amtrak train derails in Kansas

    Emergency crews are on the scene of an Amtrak train derailment in Kansas. The train, bound for Chicago jumped the tracks 20 miles west of Dodge City. WLS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Chicago, reports 7 cars are on their sides. There were 128 passengers and 14 crew members on the train that originated in Los Angeles. The train’s route has a stop in Galesburg as it travels onward to Chicago. Several people were being transferred to a Dodge City hospital, a statement […]

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    30th anniversary of Chicago Bears’ ultimate win

    30 years ago today, Mike Ditka led the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl 20, beating the New England Patriots 46-10. According to Ken DeCoster, a Rockford-area broadcast veteran and Bears Fan, “The Patriots jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Bears legend Walter Payton fumbled in the first quarter. Then, the Bears scored the next 46 points before the Pats scored a meaningless touchdown in the 4th quarter. Richard Dent was named the game’s MVP.” The Bears have only been […]

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    So cold, our Meteorologist has a “Get out of Work” note for viewers

    Wind chills are colder than -25 degrees across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois this morning. So cold that many schools are starting a few hours late. Good news so the kids who have to wait at bus stops aren’t out in the dangerous cold. But for adults? No such luck. No bosses have alerted WQAD that work is starting late. But our morning weather guy, Eric Sorensen, has a solution for everyone who thinks it’s too cold to go to […]