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    Cubs fan catches foul ball with her beer, chugs the rest

    A baseball fan in the stands at Wrigley Field caught a foul ball in the strangest way possible- in her cup of beer. It happened Saturday, April 18, 2015 as the Cubs were playing the Padres. The lucky catcher was 24-year-old Krista Dotzenrod from Minnesota, according to the Chicago Sun Times.  “I was told they were amazing seats because you can catch a lot of foul balls,” Dotzenrod said, according to the Chicago Sun Times. “I was sitting there, and […]

  • Kendall Schler

    Marathon winner disqualified for not running whole race

    Kendall Schler was the first woman to cross the finish line of the Go! St. Louis Marathon Sunday, April 12, 2015. She ran through the tape and took a photo with Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. But race officials were immediately suspicious. According to KSDK, Schler was wearing her bib in the wrong place and did not have a bicycle escort at the end. Four minutes later, the real winner, Andrea Karl crossed the finish line at 2:54:28. Along side […]

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    Moline, Kewanee, Quincy rank as most affordable cities in Illinois

    Moline, Kewanee, and Quincy have been considered some of the most affordable cities in Illinois. The top ten list was made by Movato, a real-estate based blog that reports quirky trends in the field. To create the list, Movato used Census data to find cities with populations of more than 10,000. Each of those cities were ranked in six categories: food costs, utility costs, miscellaneous costs, median home price, unemployment rank, and adjusted median income. With all those numbers swirling […]

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    Trinity Rock Island opens new Heart Center and Emergency Department

    Trinity’s new Heart Center and Emergency Department has opened as planned. The old emergency room was closed down 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, and staff began moving patients to the new facility. The new emergency department area is four times bigger than the old one. It includes trauma, short-stay, exam, and radiology rooms as well as offers new cardiac treatment areas, non-invasive treatment areas, a cath lab, and a cardiac rehabilitation center. This was the largest expansion in the history of […]

  • Local high school athlete turned Wisconsin Badger chats red shirting, Final Four

  • Kory Kuffler named "Newsman of the Year" by IWCOA, April 19, 2015

    News 8’s Kory Kuffler named ‘Newsman of the Year’

    News 8’s Kory Kuffler was recognized as “Newsman of the Year” by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA). Kuffler was awarded the title for his time, effort, and dedication to his wrestling coverage at the IWCOA All-State Banquet Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Nominations were entered in the beginning of March and winners were selected by the IWCOA members, according to the association’s Facebook page. Click here to see sports coverage by Kory Kuffler. Click here for a full list […]

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    News 8 reporters recognized by Iowa Broadcast News Association

    Members of WQAD's news team were awarded by the Iowa Broadcast News Association for their coverage throughout 2014.

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    ‘Genocide’ charged as boat capsizes in Mediterranean

    It was the latest in a series of dangerous voyages as hundreds of men, women and children boarded a boat in Libya, hoping to make it safely to Europe.

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    Woman charged with DUI after sideswiping pickup

    One driver was taken to the hospital after being sideswiped by an alleged drunk driver north of Lomax, Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police, a woman driving a Chevy Cavalier southbound on Carman Road in Henderson County crossed into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a pickup around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015. The two vehicles were near the intersection of Henderson 575 N. which is just north of Honey Creek. Police said both the pickup and the Cavalier ended up […]

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    Studio 8 features local pop artist Dan Pepper

    Who I am: Dan Pepper What my music is: Pop What sets my music apart from the rest: “I have been writing and recording music for the past 10 years. I have performed and played for many occasions, but never having played my music. The reason being, I write music that I would enjoy listening to. Whether it is a lyrical idea or chord progression, I’ll try it out and record it. I have two albums available on iTunes and Spotify. A favorite of mine is […]

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    Businesswoman’s view that only men should be president has the internet talking

    After business owner Cheryl Rios declared on Facebook that women aren’t fit for the U.S. presidency, the public began pouring on the heat.  Rios stood by her views citing “hormones” and a “biblical background.” She shared her views based on the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming president and said the following on her personal Facebook page: “If this happens — I am moving to Canada. There is NO need for her as she is not the right person to run […]

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    Officer shows ‘great restraint’ not shooting charging suspect, chief says

    Police shootings stoke controversy as the public dissects the details of each incident and decides whether the use of force was unwarranted or if the officer acted in self-defense in the face of a truly dangerous criminal.

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