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  • Flag displayed with band in Moline. (File photo)

    Photos: Show us your Red, White & Blue

    With Independence Day landing on a Saturday in 2015, there are plenty of days for festivities. Fireworks are planned all over the Quad Cities area, parades will be marching, and families are prepping their grills. Show us your patriotic celebrations!

  • [FILE] A stock photograph of a dog/puppy wearing harness, sitting on lawn with bowls of food and water in background.

    What you need to know about the dog flu outbreak

    New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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    Deadly Henry County, Illinois intersection to close for safety improvements

    Construction crews will be closing a deadly Henry County intersection south of Colona, Illinois as they work to improve visibility in the area.

  • Juliana Logan, photo from River Music Experience website

    Studio 8 features blues folk artist Juliana Logan

    Who I am: Juliana Logan What my music is:  Blues folk What sets my music apart from the rest:  “I have mostly originals, some cover… and due to only being 16 years old I bring a fresh youthful sound to my music.” See other Studio 8 featured bands — click here.  **If you would like to be a Weekly Featured Local Artist/Band on WQAD Studio 8, please complete the Featured Band Contact Form — click here.  Also have a YouTube link to a song […]

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    Photos: Even more wildlife in the QC

    From geese on the Mississippi River to white tailed deer and everything in between, wildlife can be seen in many places in the Quad Cities area.

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    Teen hanging flag electrically shocked when flag pole falls on power line

    A teen in Bettendorf, Iowa got an electric shock and fell several feet while he was setting up for the City’s holiday concert.

  • A 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy each lost an arm Sunday, June 14, 2015, in separate shark attacks at an Oak Island, North Carolina beach.

    Viral Video: Woman pleads with beach-goers to stay out of ‘the sharks’ house’

    A concerned woman made a video pleading with people to stay out of the ocean.  Her eccentric cautions came after several shark attacks off the coast of North and South Carolina. To help drive her point home she referred to the ocean as “the sharks’ house.” Read More: Drought may be causing increase in shark attacks in the Carolinas Amid her passionate plea she said she wants everyone to “be mindful” when they go to the beach. “When you’re vacationing, […]

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    Charges pending in alleged St. Louis Cardinals computer intrusion of Houston Astros

    Federal investigators have recommended charges be brought against at least one St. Louis Cardinals employee implicated in the probe of an alleged computer intrusion of databases belonging to the Houston Astros, officials briefed on the investigation said Friday.

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    Expect to see more cops on the road around 4th of July

    No matter where your Independence Day celebrations take you, expect to see more police on the roads than normal. Several law enforcement agencies have announced increased enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday.  Police will be watching for impaired drivers as well as those who are not buckled up. Fourth of July weekend “is one of the deadliest on the nation’s roadways,” said the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS).  IDPS announced that from July 1 – 7, they plan […]

  • On Friday, July 3, 2015, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown. More than 100 subreddits on gaming, movies, science, etc. have gone dark for the "Reddit Revolt," a reaction to the news that Reddit's communications director, Victoria Taylor, was let go on Thursday.

    Why Reddit went dark for a few hours Friday

    On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown. More than 100 subreddits went dark for a few hours for the "Reddit Revolt," a reaction to the news that Reddit's communications director, Victoria Taylor, was let go on Thursday.

  • This map details ten shark attacks off the coast of North and South Carolina in 2015. This map is current as of July 2, 2015, showing the latest attack in Ocracoke Island.

    What’s behind increase in shark attacks off the Carolinas?

    Sharks have attacked 11 people off the coast of North and South Carolina this year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, including a man bitten Wednesday on the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island.

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    Viral Video: Pregnant Illinois mom, daughter rock the internet with choreographed dance

    An Illinois mom and her young daughter performed rocking a three-minute dance together.  Before they began, six-year-old Jaylyn had something to say. “Me and my mom are going to dance, she’s my mom, I’m Jaylyn, and I’ll do pretty good so, and my mom is gonna rock, but don’t laugh at her,” Jaylyn says. “Because I’m pregnant. Really pregnant,” her mom Nikki said, to finish Jaylyn’s sentence. According to Buzzfeed, Nikki was 8-months pregnant when they recorded the dance. They […]

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