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Arizona native, Madison Conner joined WQAD as a Multi-Media Journalist in February 2018. Madison graduated from Arizona State University (GO DEVILS) with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Recent Articles
  • What the Niabi Zoo is doing to help endangered species in their care and how you can help

    The Niabi Zoo hosts multiple animals on the endangered species list, some are considered critically endangered, like Geelin the Amur Leopard.

  • Pay It Forward recognizes woman who fills her week with charity

    STERLING, Illinois–Dozens of plastic bags, filled with oatmeal, crackers, and anything else a child could need. Everything inside the Wesley UMC in Sterling filled and bagged thanks to Mary Jo Edge. Mary Jo is packing up lunches for elementary kids to take home with them on the weekend. The program is called Buddy Bags, which Mary Jo now runs once a week on top of helping out with the free breakfast program, Loaves and Fishes. “She does so much she […]

  • Dress for Success facing complications with finding a location

    "We're not in the position to buy the building, it's hard you know I mean everything you've worked for is kinda swept away but you hear that all the time. Every flood victim you hear on TV and you think 'oh too bad for them' then you live it and you realize how disorienting it is," said Haddock.

  • Quad City Rowers take their practice back on the Mississippi

    MOLINE, Illinois — Three weeks behind schedule, the Quad City Rowers are back on the Mississippi River. Click here for full flooding coverage “Our team has not been able to be on the water quite as much as we’ve wanted to with the flooding,” said Scott Tinsman, assistant coach. Tinsman and all of the team members have been staying in shape inside the Sylvan Boathouse, with a room filled with rowing machines and bikes. By mid-May, the water dropped low […]

  • Chefs at ROAM find a temporary workspace amid flooding

    "She's one of the top chefs in the Quad Cities, everything I can learn from her like how to structure a lunch rush, what she's putting in a soup, different sandwich ideas I am like dying for that knowledge," said Tiphanie Cannon, owner of Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie. The decision to take in Rhea was an easy one.

  • Judy’s Barge Inn pushing to reopen after flood

    BUFFALO, Iowa– Water has gone down significantly since the Mississippi River crested in Buffalo. The water had filled streets and knocked down sandbag barriers causing damage to homes and businesses. Now, Judy Banblaracom is working to reopen her business, Judy’s Barge Inn. She has owned the business for three years and has never experienced this type of flood. The waters almost went high enough to get inside her building. “I believe we have 19 employees out of a job right […]

  • Pay it Forward goes to East Moline woman who prioritizes volunteering

    Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Diane strives to give back to the community that made her who she is. Working on charities at her church, Gildas club and her knowledge of graphic design, Diane does it all.

  • 20-foot flood stage forces some riverfront businesses to shut their doors

    When the Mississippi River crested over twenty feet a few weeks ago, flood waters flowed through streets and up to most riverfront businesses. Milltown Coffee in Moline had flood water covering their entrance's parking lot and right up to their door.

  • Iowa sports betting may be legal very soon

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Iowa is about to become the 9th state to allow sports betting. On Monday April 22, a final bill landed on the desk of Gov. Kim Reynolds for her signature. “It’s happening illegally and we wanted to bring that illegal gambling out of the darkness so we can regulate it and keep a better eye on it,” said Republican Sen. Jack Whitver. The bill legalizes sports betting online, through an app and in person at Iowa casinos.  […]

  • Chocolate egg takeover at Lagomarcino’s

    Over the years, Lagomarcino's has turned into a Quad City Easter staple. For owner Tom Lagomarcino and his family chocolate is more than just a tasty treat it's a family tradition.

  • Pay It Forward recognizes woman who is always there for those in need

    For six years now, Carrie has been collecting items for her group, Saving the Perfect Stranger.

  • WIU Professor in France believes rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is a must

    500 firefighters battled the flames until late Monday night, April 15.

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