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    Video: Shaq takes a tumble on live TV, hilarity ensues

    Shaq took quite the tumble on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” Wednesday night. His fall of the set even broke a monitor off the set and took a shoe off one of his feet! Being the showman, he and his co-hosts chuckled and enjoyed a big laugh. Luckily for Shaq, he’s in one piece and the only thing that got hurt was just a little bit of his pride.  

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    Five people ejected, six hurt, in rollover crash at the Big X

    Six people were injured in a rollover accident at the cloverleaf of I-280, I-80, and I-74, also known as "The Big X," southeast of the Quad Cities, on Friday, May 1, 2015.

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    Confused stoplight for commuters this morning

    Early this morning, Meteorologist Eric Sorensen came upon this traffic light near SouthPark Mall at 16th Street and 47th Avenue in Moline. The red and green lights were both lit at the same time! Eric came to a complete stop and snapped this photo. And no, there’s no safety concern because the side street was flashing red. But if you come upon this intersection this morning, please yield! The question we’re asking: Have you ever come upon a confused stoplight? […]

  • 80-year-old man found dead after Moline apartment fire

    Firefighters were called to an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015 at the Pine Ridge Apartments on 41st Street in Moline, just north of Panera Bread. One person¬†was found dead. Firefighters say the call came in around 4:30 a.m. When they got on scene, there was smoke visible but no flames inside. An elderly man, later identified as 80-year-old Donnie M. Blair, died in the fire. ¬†The Rock Island County Coroner said Blair’s death was related to smoke […]

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    Popular 1980s sitcom could become LEGO-reality

    Even though the “The Golden Girls” hasn’t been in production in more than two decades, it remains very popular. And now, the cast and TV set could become a LEGO-reality. A designer recently submitted an idea for a TV set, built to resemble the set of the sitcom. Memorable episodes were recreated which include Dorothy playing in a game show called “Grab that Dough” and Rose rescuing her Teddy Bear from a mean, little girl. The kit would come with […]

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    Illinois State University staffers among those killed in Towanda plane crash

    A small plane crashed near the Central Illinois Regional Airport east of Bloomington-Normal in Illinois. There were no survivors.

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    CASI’s 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Race needs volunteers

    Before thousands of people meet downtown Davenport Saturday morning for the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Race, Davenport’s Center for Active Seniors needs some help getting the event to the starting line. CASI has put out a call for more volunteers to hand out T-shirts, packet pickup, and help with registration Friday and Saturday before the race. Everyone who pitches in will get a free T-shirt. Call Penny at 563-386-7477 for more information. To sign-up for the race itself, head […]

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  • WQAD News 8: In the Bag

    Local job seekers attend an unusual job fair, where they learn their future may be in the bag.

  • WQAD News 8: Pickleball

    Enthusiasm is growing, especially among local seniors, for the addictive sport known as pickleball.

  • WQAD News 8: Debating Eagles

    Photographers, environmentalists and experts differ on whether it is, or is not, okay to bait eagles with fish in the name of great wildlife photos.

  • WQAD News 8: For the Love of the Ice

    Beauty and danger combine in this extreme example of ice climbing.


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