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
  • Dozens celebrate Veterans Day on the Rock Island Arsenal

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL– Community members and veterans all over the Quad Cities came together to celebrate at the Rock Island National Cemetery. “It’s hard to realize what it means, even to me being a veteran I was not on the front lines, my dad was,” said Ted Stimach. For the past ten years, U.S Army veteran Ted Stimach has come to celebrate Veterans Day on the Rock Island Arsenal. Surrounded by people in the community to say thank you, but Ted […]

  • Local Girl Scout troops honor Girl Scouts killed in Wisconsin

    MOLINE, Illinois– Troop 2124 and other local troops spent the day picking up trash in Browning Park on November 10. They are honoring the three Girl Scouts and troop leader who were hit and killed volunteering in Wisconsin last week.  “My troop does community service all the time. Nobody ever thought that this accident would have happened, they were just trying to make the world a better place,” said Amanda Bergeson. Amanda is the troop leader for Troop 2124 the […]

  • Voters re-elect Senator Neil Anderson

    Incumbent Senator Neil Anderson was in a tight race to the end with Democrat Gregg Johnson.  Anderson walked away with the win and will serve his second term in the 36th District.

  • Muscatine County residents fighting against slag use on county roads

    “It`s very dangerous, and it just needs to stop, the slag on the road,” said Forbes.

  • Local artists and musicians come together to fight hunger

    "Every dollar that gets donated, they can provide up to five meals,” said Gustofson.

  • Kids read off book fines at Dixon Public Library

    DIXON, Illinois– These readers are waiting in line to return their books on time, but that doesn’t always happen.    “One of the children told me their mom said they couldn’t come back to the library because they owed us too much money,” said librarian Kathleen Schaefer. Those words put Schaefer to work, looking for a solution for fines that have piled up.     “Right now our fines are twenty cents per day per item once they are overdue […]

  • Local man saves Christmas by organizing “Scott for Tots”

    Toy collections are just starting but he is excited to see the turnout.

  • Davenport School Board votes in new interim superintendent

    They hope to have a permanent replacement by June 2019.

  • Locals gather to honor lives lost in Pittsburgh shooting

    Dozens of people gathered Sunday night at the Temple Emanuel in Davenport to remember the eleven innocent lives taken during the attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

  • Local Rabbi reacts to attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– A deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people are dead and six injured including three police officers. Temple Emanuel of Davenport Rabbi, Linda Bertenthal, can’t believe something like this happened on such a sacred day. “When I got home my husband was in kinda a state because he had been trying to reach me to tell me what happened and to ask me to be careful,” said Bertenthal. Her and her husband broke a […]

  • Local kids find a new love for chemistry

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– St. Ambrose University is celebrating National Chemistry Week by inviting in local first through fifth graders for a chemistry camp. Dozens of kids showed up to get a hands on experience including seven-year-old, Evyn Hunter.    Evyn and her new friends watch in amazement as Ambrose students walk them through different labs. Learning more about chemistry working with light, and mixing different chemicals with the help of the chemistry club.     “Chemistry gets a reputation for being […]

  • Honoring ten years of Kid Captains at Hawkeye Game

    IOWA CITY, Iowa– Thousands of people filled the stands at Kinnick Stadium as the Hawkeyes took on Maryland for homecoming.  The real MVP’s tonight weren’t the playmakers but the people filling section 103 in the stands. Each seat was packed with past kid captains and their families from the last ten years, ready to be honored during the halftime show. “It feels good, it’s still as crazy as it was two years ago being out here with all of them […]