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    Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche over father’s death

    Paul Walker's daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the sports car he was riding in had multiple design flaws.

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    A new study suggests women should drink more beer

    Today is “Drink Beer Day” day so it’s fitting that a new study reveals it may be good for your health. Researchers in Sweden found that women who drink one or two pints each week were at lower risk of suffering a heart attack. Their risk is 30% lower than heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. But the positive results only come with one or two drinks per week. And researchers say this doesn’t necessarily mean that women […]

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    Taco Bell set to open first upscale “Cantina” restaurant in Chicago

    Is a “Burrito Supreme” not good enough for you anymore? Taco Bell is set to hop on the upscale Mexican train, set by Chipotle, Qdoba, and Moe’s Southwest Grill. On September 22nd, a Taco Bell Cantina restaurant will open in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The new restaurant will serve beer, wine, sangria, and frozen blended drinks with rum, vodka, or tequila. A second location will open in the coming month in San Francisco. It remains to be seen whether Taco […]

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    Kentucky state trooper shot and killed during traffic stop

    A manhunt was launched after a state trooper was killed during a traffic stop in western Kentucky.

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    New Moline interchange could have you driving on the left side of the road

    The “cloverleaf” interchange at I-74 and John Deere Road in Moline could get a major face lift. And the change could mean that drivers briefly drive on the wrong side of the road! Officials say the “Diverging Diamond” pattern would cause traffic to move better. Instead of having merging traffic cross in the right lanes, the main lanes of John Deere Road would briefly switch sides of one another, getting rid of left-hand turns and merging traffic. The $70 million […]

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    Mt. McKinley to be renamed

    President Barack Obama is officially renaming the country's tallest mountain from Mt. McKinley to Denali, which native Alaskans have sought for decades.

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    Police officer shot and killed in Louisiana

    A Shreveport, Louisiana Police spokesman has confirmed that one of their officers has been killed in a shooting Wednesday night. Police say it started when officers responded to a call of an armed man in a home threatening a family member. When they arrived, someone opened fire, hitting an officer several times. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. More than 70 law enforcement units, along with helicopters and drones are helping in the manhunt. In a […]

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    Fact or fiction: Is the earth really headed for a “mini ice age?”

    It’s making the rounds on the internet: a British scientist at the United Kingdom’s Royal Astronomical Society has run a model that predicts a “mini ice age” is coming in 15 years. Could it possibly be true? Today on “Good Morning Quad Cities,” Meteorologist Eric Sorensen chimed in with his thoughts. “2014 was the warmest year on record for the world. So far, 2015 is set to be hotter than last year. With El Niño strengthening, you can surmise that […]

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    Wind turbine catches fire

    A wind turbine that was in the path of a damaging tornado the night before caught fire on Tuesday. According to WIFR-TV in Rockford, it happened near West Brooklyn, Illinois in Lee County. On Monday night, a powerful storm system spawned an EF-2 tornado in the area. Surface wind speeds were estimated at 130 mph. However, the wind within a tornado increases with height. The wind turbines in this area reach up several hundred feet. At that level, a tornado’s […]

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    City of Sterling asking residents to conserve water

    The city of Sterling, hard hit by tornadoes on Monday night, is now requesting all businesses and homes connected to the city sewer system to conserve water. In a statement, the city says the waste water treatment plant has seen the flow increase from 2.5 million gallons per day to 19 million. They ask that anyone with sump pumps and roof drains to make sure they are not connected to the sanitary sewer system. The city advises to  avoid any […]

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    Can a Meteorologist really do his job without saying the word lightning?

    This morning, Good Morning Quad Cities Meteorologist Eric Sorensen made a promise. No, not a promise for a completely dry weekend. Instead, he promises not to use the word lightning until the end of the Stanley Cup Finals!   “It seems that every time I say the “L” word, I am cheering on the opposing team in some sort of way. So now, I will refer to these things as flashes, zingers, thundermakers, and sizzlers. Heck, it might be something that […]

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    Amber Alert Cancelled, Missing Children Located at Des Moines Hotel

    Officials have cancelled the Amber Alert that had been issued for two young kids taken out of their Jefferson, Iowa home.


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