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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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First Alert Day for strong storms tonight

Storms arrive in the QCA around midnight with hail and gusty winds.

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Rain pummels Quad-Cities early Thursday morning

Heavy rain, along with lighting and occasional house-shaking thunder, moved through the Quad-Cities early Thursday morning. Occasionally, as in this photo on Gaines Street in Davenport taken shortly after 1:30 a.m., the lightning was extremely bright. According to the National Weather Service, .72 inches of rain were measured in Moline and .39 inches in Davenport between 12 and 2 a.m. There may be some fog this morning. The high Thursday is expected to be about 74.

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Driver killed in Whiteside County crash

A driver from Walnut, Ill., was killed shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a head-on collision in Whiteside County. Whiteside County deputies were dispatched to Illinois Route 40 at the Green River Bridge north of Osage Road for a two-vehicle crash, a press release says. Upon investigation,  Unit 1, driven by Alan E. Thompson, 49, of Deer Grove, Ill., was driving north on Illinois Route 40 while Timothy D. Gonigam, 58, of Walnut, was headed south. Thompson's vehicle crossed the center line into the southbound lane, striking Gonigam's vehicle head-on. Gonigam was pronounced dead at the scene and Thompson was transported to CGH Medical Center for serious injuries.  Thompson later was transferred to St. Anthony's Hospital.  Deputies were assisted by Walnut Fire & EMS, Manlius Fire Department, Yorktown Fire Department, CGH EMS, and Johnson's Towing.

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Birth list for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

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OurQuadCities.com Two brothers open a food truck with the idea of also giving back to the community OurQuadCities.com

Two brothers open a food truck with the idea of also giving back to the community

Two brothers from the Quad Cities started a food truck business in September with a goal to give back to the community. Café Luci is owned by Emmanuel and Eric Juarez. They offer a chorizo, hot dog, veggie breakfast burritos and their famous triple blend coffee. Guests can also enjoy the different types of salsas they make which is a secret family recipe. They try not to waste any of their food like coffee or breakfast burritos, they give away the food they don't sell. "We want to do something were we can always provide something for someone you know everyone should eat that's kinda the thing at our house," said Emmanuel Juarez. The say they gained a social media following and already plan to expand the business.Café Luci utilizes social media to let followers know where they'll be serving food.

OurQuadCities.com A daycare center in Muscatine is closed temporarily after someone there was exposed to COVID OurQuadCities.com

A daycare center in Muscatine is closed temporarily after someone there was exposed to COVID

A daycare center in Muscatine is closed temporarily after someone there was exposed to the Coronavirus, now families are under quarantine as well. The daycare Bridge to Beginnings sent a message to parents on Sunday saying their kids were exposed and recommended they quarantine for 14 days. The daycare will be closed until November 2. Ronda Kay has a 6 year-old and a 2 year-old who are now under quarantine. "I received a message early Sunday morning stating that the daycare we had exposures," said Kay. "Both my kids go everyday Monday through Friday." Abbie Derksen is a child care nurse consultant at Trinity Muscatine Public Health and says the virus can spread quickly among children because of their young age. "Small children they don't know how to social distance so it can be more common for them to spread it," said Derksen. "Children many times don't show symptoms so they can spread it they don't even know it being spread some will run a temperature some will get fuzzy if they're young and those might be some symptoms." Kay says her family is doing well and both of her children haven't shown any symptoms of having the virus. We contacted the Bridge to Beginnings daycare about the exposure, an employee said they had no comment.

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Lottery numbers drawn Wednesday

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Lottery numbers drawn Wednesday

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Aldermen to continue discussion of sale of the Heritage

Davenport aldermen will continue their discussion of the proposed sale of the city-owned Heritage for $6.35 million to the nonprofit Foundation Housing at the next City Council meeting Wednesday.

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Severe Weather Possible Thursday Evening?

Storms possible Thursday evening. But, isn't it FALL???

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Historic Davenport house and history inside destroyed in fire

The 1880′s house was filled with historic architectural salvage. The salvage was stored inside and carefully selected by Gateway Redevelopment Group, a volunteer nonprofit dedicated to saving abandoned buildings in the Hamburg neighborhood.

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Thomson Prison workers demand more pay

Thomson Prison workers demand more pay and a bonus for retention

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Nikki Haley: Miller-Meeks will bring 'moral clarity' to health care reform debate

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and prospective 2024 Republican presidential candidate stopped at Dahl Old Car Home Wednesday to give a boost to the Republican Iowa state senator's congressional campaign.

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Three vehicles collide in Moline

An investigation is underway involving a three-vehicle accident that happened Wednesday evening in Moline. Police were called to the intersection of 27th Street and 12th Avenue sometime after 5 p.m. When Local 4 News arrived as the first station on the scene, our crew spotted an emergency vehicle leaving the area. It has not yet been confirmed if anyone was inside the ambulance, or if there were any injuries. We're still working to find out the cause of the incident. Updates will be provided as more information is released. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates. Got a news tip? Forward it to Local 4 on Twitter or Facebook or download our app on your iPhone or Android phone. 

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Local travel agents see a comeback

Canceled trips and postponed vacations — that's the reality for travel agents across the country. Some local companies say people are now putting destinations on their calendars as the weather turns colder. Analysts said the pandemic cost the US travel industry $500 billion dollars. Local agents in the field said 2020 has been full of setbacks. "You could call it stalled or dead in the water," High Profile Travel owner Lynne Voelliger said. Janelle Throne, owner of Throne Travel in Davenport, said the virus' impact was significant. "COVID hit the travel industry huge. Everything came to a screaming halt," she said. US travel restrictions made it hard for agents to make money. "When people aren't traveling, unfortunately it effects our income," Throne said. She said her business lost thousands of dollars during the pandemic, but things are looking up. "Last week was probably the record number of bookings since this all started. This week is, showing that it's on track to be about the same," she said. Voelliger, whose business is in Bettendorf, said international travel is changing, with most destinations requiring COVID-19 tests. "It has to be taken within 10 days of your arrival in Jamaica for example. So we have to prove that we are negative before we can even enter the borders," she said. Other precautions include social distancing at resorts and requiring masks at all times in airports and on airplanes. Rock Island resident Sandra Clemons planned a trip to Jamaica in March with her husband, but it was postponed until November. "It was very depressing, because we had planned to go to celebrate my 40th [birthday]," she said. "They just cancelled everything." She's looking forward to the get-away, even if masks are mandated. "[I'll] have a good time, enjoy myself, and relax a little bit. I think we deserve it."

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Iowa man charged with incest and sexual exploitation of a minor

According to police officials, the incest charge was added after evidence indicated that Stage had sex with a half-blood female family member.

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Rock Island-Milan schools are asking for feedback, here's how you can be heard

Rock Island-Milan schools are asking for feedback, here's how you can be heard

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Wanted: Have you seen these fugitives?

It’s a Local 4 News exclusive. You can get an elevated reward for information on this week’s cases. Sade Kline, 31, is 4-foot-11 and 125 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Kline is wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Office for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. Rtaevous Stubbs (AKA Fresh), 36, is 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Stubbs is wanted by the Scott County Sheriff's Office for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. Stubbs and Kline conspired together to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. You have a week to contact police for an elevated reward. Call the tip line at 309-762-9500. All tips are anonymous.

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Despite massive fire, neighbors hope to continue restoring historic homes

We spoke to neighbors in Davenport's Gold Coast neighborhood after a fire burned down a home. The Davenport Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 716 West 5th Street around 4:10 a.m. When crews arrived on scene of the vacant two-story building, heavy fire was found in the north end and on both floors of the building. Shortly after their arrival, the building collapsed from the fire. A single family home next door received damage from the fire, and following collapse. Mid-American assisted crews with securing utilities to the house. No injuries are being reported. The building is considered a total loss. The Fire Marshall is currently investigation the cause of the fire. One neighbor tells Local 4, the loss of the home is disappointing.

OurQuadCities.com Local artist collects MP3 players; Plans to load them with positive music and pass out to people in need OurQuadCities.com

Local artist collects MP3 players; Plans to load them with positive music and pass out to people in need

An East Moline man is collecting MP3 players and iPods to pass out to people in need.  Juan Valtierra, who goes by “1V on the Track”,  is a positive hip-hop artist who said music kept him going during hard times. He hopes to pay it forward by filling the music devices with uplifting music to inspire others in this difficult time.  He hopes this project inspires others to think of ways they can help others.  "Things are tough, life is difficult,” he said. “[There are] so many obstacles in this life. But we can just encourage each other to keep going and bless one another with things that we have that we don't need," he said.  He is also accepting song submissions from local artists that want to participate. If you are interested in donating headphones, charging cords or a device, you can contact Juan Valtierra via email at 1vjuanv@gmail.com.

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Former US Ambassador Campaigns for Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Former US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley visited the Quad Cities today to support Iowa Second Congressional Candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

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Spiegel building in downtown Moline uses art as a marketing tool

The goal is to get more eyes on the Spiegel building, with the hopes of attracting potential developers.

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COVID-19: Quad Cities Update

Another Scott County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the county total to 37 and the Quad Cities total to 134. The number of deaths in Rock Island County remains at 97.

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Who is running for Iowa's second congressional district seat

Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks are campaigning to serve southeastern Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Who is running for Iowa's second congressional district seat

Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks are campaigning to serve southeastern Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives.

OurQuadCities.com Veterans Voices: Rock Island Korean war veteran transforms his garage into a Veterans Museum OurQuadCities.com

Veterans Voices: Rock Island Korean war veteran transforms his garage into a Veterans Museum

Local 4 News is celebrating local veterans and what they've done for the country. Today we focus on Robert Fitts. The Korean War Veteran created something special in Rock Island His hobby of collecting memorabilia and artifacts in his garage is now a museum that's becoming a destination in the Quad Cities. Follow Korean War Veteran Robert Fitts through his garage. and the hands of time begin to slowly go in reverse. "You never forget. It stays with you forever," says Fitts. Inside what looks like a garage has been transformed into a veteran's museum. Fitts says, "I was on the national board in Washington D.C, and we were trying to figure out how to honor veterans." That's when the idea was born. "We had some guys here and we were talking and they were looking at my garage. They said Bob we can do it there. So that's why we put this together to honor them," says Fitts. They started collecting memories for about six months "We began collecting information on the war and this is what we come up with," says Fitts. The 90-year-old war vet recalls when he has was just 20 years old when he left out for the Korean war, known as the forgotten war. Fitts says he remembers that experience clearly. "They put us on the firing line, and gave us M1 grands, and we were firing. I fired 8 shots," says Fitts. During his two years of service in the army, Fitts main duty was to assist with the military vehicles, as he moved up in rank to Motor Sargent. "13 jeeps, half a dozen 3 quarter tons, and 5,6, or 9 3 1/2 ton trucks. I jumped from Corporal to Staff Sargent. Now you don't get to that very often," says Fitts. What does happen often is Fitts remembering fond memories of the war. He says he wanted to collect stories, and items from veterans to prevent the Korean war from becoming a 'truly forgotten war.' Although millions of American service members were involved the veterans of that war are now disappearing. "Back when we started here in Rock Island having meetings for the Korean War Veterans for breakfast we would have 30-40 people. Today we're down to two or three. We lost a lot of them. That's the reason Fitts wants all veterans to get the 'Thank You' they deserve at his museum. "All I've done for the veterans is because I love them," says Fitts." Most veterans are the most real people you've ever met. That's what I like, real people." You can find the museum at 2511 22nd Avenue in Rock Island. If you are interested in visiting you can email Fitts at rsfitts@revealed.net.

OurQuadCities.com Eldridge man arrested for charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, incest OurQuadCities.com

Eldridge man arrested for charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, incest

The Scott County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Dylan L. Stage, 25, of Eldridge, on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and incest. On August 8, the Scott County Sheriff's Office got a tip from the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and started an investigation. The investigation lead to Stage being considered a suspect in the case. Evidence showed Stage was in possession and promoting child pornography and that he had sexual intercourse with a half blood adult female family member. On October 21, Stage was arrested and charged with the following: Seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor (Class "D" felony)Three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor (Aggravated misdemeanor)One count of incest (Class "D" felony) Stage is being held in the Scott County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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Scott County adds another COVID-19 death, Rock Island County case counts climb

Scott County has reported four deaths in the last 48 hours.

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Rock Island-Milan schools are asking for feedback, here's how you can be heard

The first forum (virtual format) will be held on Wednesday, October 21 @ 6:30 p.m. via zoom.

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Davenport building a total loss after fire causes it to collapse

An update on the Davenport building called a total loss after fire causes it to collapse

OurQuadCities.com Car gets stuck on I-74 on-ramp retaining wall OurQuadCities.com

Car gets stuck on I-74 on-ramp retaining wall

On Wednesday afternoon, a car got stuck on a retaining wall as it was getting on I-74 off of River Drive in Moline. The on-ramp is down to one lane until a tow truck is able to remove the car. Local 4 News was the first and only station at the scene. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates. Got a news tip? Forward it to Local 4 on Twitter or Facebook or download our app on your iPhone or Android phone. 

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Take a closer look at pandemics with this year's Frieze Lecture Series

The annual Frieze Lecture Series is a 23-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. This year, the series takes a closer look at pandemics. Kai Swanson from Augustana College joined Local 4 News at 4 to tell us about it. For more information on the series, visit this website.

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Four Blacks from Quad-City history you should know

As part of Black in the Quad-Cities, here are stories of Black men who lived in the area from before the Civil War until the late 1900s and a bit beyond.

OurQuadCities.com $12 million in additions, renovations could be coming to Rock Island High School OurQuadCities.com

$12 million in additions, renovations could be coming to Rock Island High School

The Rock Island - Milan School District is proposing a $12.2 million construction budget for Rock Island High School for work that will include a production kitchen, cafeteria renovation, commons addition, secure entry addition, foodservice equipment and site work. It will also add 38,000 square feet to the high school. The construction budget would come from the revenue of the Rock Island County 1% Sales Tax. A virtual community forum will be held on Wednesday night at 6:30 pm via ZOOM. Information on how to join can be found on the school district's website.

WQAD.com Rock Island County launches amnesty program for unpaid criminal, traffic court fines WQAD.com

Rock Island County launches amnesty program for unpaid criminal, traffic court fines

Anyone in Rock Island County with unpaid traffic or criminal courts fines and fees can settle their accounts.

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The Rev. Melvin L. Grimes: 'I was told I was not college material'

Growing up in Rock Island in the late 1950s and 1960s, I started school in 1957 with kindergarten at Irving School which is really where I encountered my first sense of racism. My second grade teacher said to me in…

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Silvis in agreement on several items

SILVIS — Tuesday’s Silvis City Council meeting was over relatively quickly with most items unanimously approved.

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Police respond to shots fired call in Burlington

Police are investigating following a shots fired incident in Burlington. Police say on Tuesday, just before 10 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Smith Street and South Marshall for multiple reports of shots being fired in the area.

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Burlington Police investigate shots fired incident

On Tuesday just before 10 p.m., Burlington Police responded to multiple reports of gun shots in the area of Smith and South Marshall Street. At the scene, officers found evidence of shots fired. No injuries were reported from the incident. The incident is still being investigated by the Burlington Police Department. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8375 or the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers at (319) 753-6835.

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Rock Island County reports 49 new COVID-19 cases

The Rock Island County Health Department reported on Wednesday 49 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 3,886. There are currently 32 patients hospitalized. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the county remained at 97. The new cases are: 1 woman in her 80s3 women in their 60s9 women in their 50s1 woman in her 40s2 women in their 30s5 women in their 20s2 women in their teens1 girl in her teens2 girls younger than 133 men in their 70s6 men in their 60s1 man in his 50s4 men in their 40s2 men in their 30s3 men in their 20s1 man in his teens1 boy in his teens2 boys younger than 13 For a more complete look at the numbers from the local counties, visit our COVID-19 Cases in Illinois & Iowa webpage. To get more statistics about COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

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Mobile COVID-19 testing site coming to Whiteside County

An Illinois Department of Public Health Mobile Testing Site is coming to Whiteside County on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. Testing will take place in the north parking lot of the Whiteside County Health Department located at 1300 West 2nd Street in Rock Falls and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The testing is free and available to anyone, regardless of symptoms. You're asked to bring an insurance card if you have one. Results of the test will be available after four to seven days.

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Iowa DOT: Dispute over I-74 Bridge could impact when it opens

The Iowa DOT I-74 Project Manager told TV6 some tasks, specifically on the river, are being impacted.

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Clinton Community School District superintendent tests positive for COVID-19

The school district is scheduled to run as planned.

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Illinois officials report 4,300+ coronavirus cases, 69 deaths Wednesday

In total, IDPH is reporting 355,217 cases in the state.

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Workers return to I-74 bridge in the Quad-Cities

Some of the contractors who walked off the job at the Interstate 74 bridge this week returned to the site Wednesday.

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Iowa officials report record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths since pandemic began

Iowa officials reported 534 patients were hospitalized with the virus as of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Renovation Plans for Rock Island High School

Local residents can help design some renovations and additions now being planned for Rock Island High School. Wednesday night school officials will hold the first of three public Zoom meetings for comments and suggestions.

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Illinois reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for seventh day in a row

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,342 new positive cases and 69 additional deaths on Wednesday. It is the seventh day in a row with over 3,000 new cases, and the 11th time that Illinois surpassed that number since the pandemic began. Although, there had never been consecutive days over 3,000 before the past week. The number of reported deaths is the highest total since June 17 when 84 were reported. Illinois now has a total of 355,217 positive cases and 9,345 deaths due to COVID-19. In the past 24 hours, 66,791 tests were processed for a single-day positivity rate of 6.5%. Overall, Illinois has processed 6,950,105 tests for an overall positivity rate of 5.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate for October 14 through October 20 is 5.7%. As of last night, 2,338 patients were in the hospital with COVID-19, with 502 in the ICU and 194 on ventilators. To get more statistics about COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

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About Town: See Day of the Dead catrinas or a play, or take a cruise along the Mississippi River

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Muscatine man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to underage girl

Adam Delong, 23, is accused of sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl on SnapChat and trying to entice her to meet up with him.

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Absentee ballot request deadline approaches on Saturday in Iowa

Absentee ballot request forms must be in the hands of county auditors by this Saturday.

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“Baby Boy Fear” A Legend That Haunts Davenport

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Iowa Secretary of State addresses confusion for some felons registering to vote

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says at least 35,000 felons will be able to vote in next month’s election. However, some felons say the process to get registered is still confusing.

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Historic 'Whistle Stop' in Davenport burns to ground

The house and its contents are a "total loss."

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Sterling man faces domestic battery, home invasion charges after fleeing from police

Police say Joshua D. Green, 34, of Sterling, is facing multiple charges.

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Local pizza chain mascot helps area kids have 'Happy' Halloween

The mascot of Happy Joe's is making sure kids in the Quad Cities are putting the "Happy" in "Happy Halloween" this year. Happy the Dog made an appearance Tuesday evening at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds for the iHeartMedia Quad Cities Halloween Drive-Thru event. Inspired by the iHeartMedia Quad Cities Halloween Walk, this year's event was held in a drive-thru fashion due to the pandemic. Cars lined up on both sides of Locust Street, in front of the fairgrounds. Happy waved, handed out candy, ice cream tokens and gave high fives to over 3,000 kids in the Quad Cities. According to Happy Joe's Owner and Marketing Director Kristel Whitty-Ersan, the event received an "overwhelming turnout" to the point where supplies ran out, and local stores rallied to provide enough bags of candy and coupon offers for everyone. "The kids were all very excited and so happy!" said Whitty-Ersan.

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Muscatine man accused of trying to coerce an underage girl

Adam Delong, 23, is accused of sending sexually explicit messages on Snapchat to an underage girl.

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Whiteside County officials hosting drive-thru health fair Wednesday

Health officials will be there to give flu shots.

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Sterling man facing multiple charges after breaking into a home, attacking family member

Joshua Green, 34, reportedly broke into a home in the 300 block of 6th Avenue Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m.

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Police: Sterling man facing charges after breaking into a home, attacking family member

Joshua Green reportedly broke into a home in the 300 block of 6th Avenue Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. and beat up a family member before running away.

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Public Hearing for Possible Water Rate Hike

State officials want to hear what residents of the Iowa Quad Cities think about a possible increase in the cost of water. Wednesday night the Iowa Utilities Board will hold a "customer comment hearing" in Davenport on the rate hike requested by Iowa-American Water.

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Stanley Center Will Move to Former Library

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security has big plans for its new headquarters in downtown Muscatine. It's going to spend six million dollars to renovate the former Musser Library, and turn it into a showplace for environmental sustainability.

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House destroyed in Davenport fire

Crews are still fighting a massive fire that destroyed a house on 5th Street in Davenport. It started just after 4 a.m. Officials say the house is a total loss, but the fire is mostly contained, with firefighters still knocking down hotspots. Officials believe the house was vacant, but neighbors were safely evacuated from a house next door that also sustained some damage.

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Thunder, soaking rain, and 70s in the next couple days

After the week's chilly start, a brief surge of warm air & the first significant rain in weeks are heading for the QCA. After dry skies today, a warm front will push in from our south this evening. Showers & even a few storms will develop ahead of that front and spread north through the area tonight. Tomorrow, a few morning showers could linger north of the Quad Cities. The warm front will push to our north, allowing some clearing skies & 70°+ temperatures to build in for the afternoon. The next rain arrives with a cold front from the northwest tomorrow night. An isolated stronger storm with possibly damaging winds can't be ruled out late tomorrow afternoon/evening northwest of the Quad Cities. All told, a widespread 0.50" to 1.50" of rainfall is possible. The colder temperatures are back then for Friday and the weekend.

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Target is Giving Bonuses To Employees Before Holidays

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Davenport firefighters respond to early morning fire downtown

It happened before 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st.

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Good Morning from WVIK News for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Davenport firefighters respond to early morning fire downtown

It happened before 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st.

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Davenport firefighters respond to early morning fire downtown

It happened before 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st.

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Adler Theater is back in business

The Adler Theater is back in business. How they did it.

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Crews respond to early morning fire in Davenport

Fire crews responded shortly after 4AM

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Child of Light

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island. Cindy Weretheman lived near Rock Island for almost twenty-four years. For the last four of those years, she taught me something about light.

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Rick's Six: Strike shuts down I-74 bridge work, Bettendorf terminates services to Riverdale, and a brief warm-up

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Iowa Players Will Be Allowed to Kneel For National Anthem

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Illinois man facing multiple charges for invading home, battering family member

An Illinois man is now behind bars and facing multiple charges in connection with invading a home and battering a family member Tuesday. The Sterling Police Department was called to the 300 block of 6th Avenue to investigate a domestic dispute. Officers say the suspect allegedly forced his way into a residence and battered a family member prior to leaving the scene by foot. After a brief foot pursuit that lasted a few minutes, police located the suspect in the 1100 block of East Fifth Street and took him into custody. The suspect was identified as Joshua D. Green, 34, of Sterling. Green was unarmed at the time of the incident and is being charged with the following: Home invasionCriminal trespass to residenceDomestic batteryUnlawful interference with reporting of domestic violenceCriminal damage to property under $500 Green was taken to Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.

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Bettendorf terminates services to Riverdale

The Bettendorf City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to terminate its agreements to provide snow removal and engineering inspection services to the city of Riverdale because of what it regards as Riverdale's lack of cooperation in resolving a bike path dispute.

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Champaign Co. Authorities identify Jane Doe as Galva woman

The discovery was made through genetic genealogy

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Former UT school resource officer pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

a former UT school resource officer has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography

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Lottery numbers drawn Monday (copy)

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Lottery numbers drawn Tuesday

ILLINOIS LOTTERY

OurQuadCities.com Moline- Coal Valley School District hold virtual conversation for parents OurQuadCities.com

Moline- Coal Valley School District hold virtual conversation for parents

Concerns about balancing the pandemic and school in the Moline- Coal Valley School District dominated a virtual conversation with the school board on Tuesday night. Parents raised their concerns about remote learning, COVID-19 and social distancing on campus during the hour long session. The school district plans to conduct a survey to learn how to help students during the crisis. The district is also working with the Rock Island County Health Department when it comes to new cases. "Having the county health department as partners really help me inform the educators in making decisions that while they may not be best for learning they're best for keeping people safe so they've been great partners we communicate with them sometimes on the daily," said Superintendent Dr. Rachel Savage. The school district is also working on adding more resources to help students.

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Number of Iowa felons newly registered to vote could fill a small town

DES MOINES, Iowa -- It's about two weeks out from Election Day and Secretary of State Paul Pate believes the 2020 election will be unprecedented. "Iowans take their voting seriously," Pate said. This year in Iowa, ballots will be cast by thousands of voters who have previously gone unheard. "It was really important to me. I just felt like I wasn't a part of this country because I couldn't vote," said Rachel Manna of Des Moines, who used to be unable to vote because of a felony conviction. With Gov. Kim Reynolds' signature in August on an executive order to restore felon voting rights, Manna will become a first-time voter on Nov. 3. "There's a lot of pride in getting your voting rights restored and I don't think people realize that when they lose them," said Manna. Manna isn't alone. According to the Secretary of State's office, as of Oct. 14, a total of 2,550 Iowans with previous felonies have restored their voting rights thanks to the executive order. Pate said, "It's not about being a felon. It's about being a citizen and being eligible to vote." Because of a past felony, Regina Vaught-Rudish from Des Moines last filled out a ballot in 2008. "I was pretty excited because I think it's an important election and my vote can be heard," Vaught-Rudish said. Pate estimates the executive order benefits around 35,000 Iowans with felonies. While only 7% of that number have restored their voting rights, the 2,550 is still roughly the same number of residents who live in the entire Iowa city of Madrid, which came in at 2,543 during the 2010 U.S. Census. "Whether that is one, ten or 2,500, I think it is very important," said Pate. Neither Vaught-Rudish nor Manna are silenced anymore. "Get it restored because every vote counts. It's your right to vote," said Vaught-Rudish. They are now heading into Election Day with an equal voice at the polls. "It is what makes this country so special and successful, I believe, in that your voice counts," Pate said. Individuals with felony homicide offenses are excluded and must apply to the governor individually. Anyone wishing to check their status or register should go to restoreyourvote.iowa.gov

OurQuadCities.com Linda Cook review: 'Honest Thief' is serviceable Liam Neeson actioner OurQuadCities.com

Linda Cook review: 'Honest Thief' is serviceable Liam Neeson actioner

If ever there were such a thing as "your average Liam Neeson movie," this is it. "Honest Thief" is just about what you'd expect from an actioner with Neeson - a little romance, some revenge, a few fights and despicable bad guys. Not as good as "Taken" but enough to keep your interest, it's serviceable, and often silly, entertainment for a dreary time. Director and co-writer Mark Williams, co-creator of the enjoyable series "Ozark,"gives us Neeson as Tom, a bank robber known as the In and Out Bandit, a name he despises. Over the years, Tom has stolen $9 million from a dozen banks. He needs to store his money, and when he visits a Boston storage center, he meets Annie (Kate Walsh, "The Umbrella Academy") who is as instantly smitten with him as he is with her. Within a year, the two become serious, and Tom proposes they buy a house together. He realizes he must turn himself in to start a new life with her, and he tries to do exactly that.He figures that, by being honest, he can gete a reduced sentence. But the agents he calls don't believe him, because they've heard too many false confessions before - some about the very crimes Tom has committed. Two other detectives end up visiting Tom, who is staying a hotel. When one of them gets greedy, violence erupts, and Tom must flee. Tom is smart, and has A Past, so he has an unusual set of skills ideal for handling just such a situation. Of course, he must tell Annie about the mess he's in. Inexplicably, among the characters is a detective with a cute little fuzzy dog he ended up with after his divorce. The pup is adorable and a natural in front of the camera - maybe she should have her own franchise. "Honest Thief" will not become a franchise. It's serviceable, but sometimes that's all you need, along with Neeson's talent, for a mini-getaway to the theater. 2 out of 4 stars Rated: PG-13 for foul language and violence. Running time: One hour and 39 minutes. In theaters.

OurQuadCities.com Success fair set for Memorial Park, Rock Island Arsenal OurQuadCities.com

Success fair set for Memorial Park, Rock Island Arsenal

The U.S. Army Garrison will host the third anual Quad-Cities Success Fair 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Memorial Park on Rock Island Arsenal. The drive-through event is open to everyone to include veterans, civilians, family members, transitioning soldiers, and members of surrounding communities. More than 50 employers will be on hand with about 250 available jobs, requiring various skill sets and educational levels. Because of COVID-19,, participants will remain in their vehicles and receive a bag with information from participating employers about job openings and how to apply. Pedestrians, masks required, also are welcome. Although Rock Island Arsenal is currently at Health Protection Condition Bravo, which restricts access to the installation for recreational or tourist-related activities, attendees will be able to access the installation. A valid driver’s license is required upon entering from either the Moline or Rock Island gates. Signs will be in place to guide participants. After the event, participants will depart the installation unless they are eligible to access one of the facilities or services on Arsenal Island.

OurQuadCities.com Judge: Scott County can use Center for Tech and Civic Life money for election costs OurQuadCities.com

Judge: Scott County can use Center for Tech and Civic Life money for election costs

Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand, of the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, has denied a temporary restraining order sought by the Iowa Voter Alliance against Scott County and Blackhawk County. Specific to Scott County, the group sought to prevent Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Roxanna Moritz from using money provided to the county by the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a news release says. The center provided money to 64 counties in Iowa (and numerous other counties in the United States) to help defray extra election costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Strand found the Voter Alliance did not meet its burden on any of the four legal principles for granting a restraining order. He found that the group did not demonstrate it had a private right of action against the counties and, as a result, did not show a chance of success in pursuing the lawsuit. He also found the group could not show how the grants harmed anyone, and in contrast found that preventing the counties from spending the grants presented significant harm. He wrote that stopping the counties from using the grants would hinder their ability to meet their election needs and harm their residents in exercising their right to vote. Strand also pointed out that denying the use of the funds by only two out of 64 counties would put the residents of Scott and Blackhawk Counties at a disadvantage from the other counties receiving funds. “We sought these funds to help defray the costs of conducting an election in the time of a pandemic,” Moritz said. “Scott County has been hit by the economic down turn from the pandemic, and county administration has warned of possible future budget constraints. "I think this is a win for the taxpayers and voters of Scott County to have the extra election costs paid from a charitable foundation,” she said. The money will help pay for extra sanitation measures at polling places, greatly expanded hours of early voting, extra wages for poll workers and other various costs not originally in the county’s election budget. “Some of these costs would have been borne by the tax payers,” Moritz said. “Some of these measures would not occur without the grant. I’m just glad we can go ahead with our plans and conduct as safe an election as we can given the growing number of COVID-19 numbers in our county.” The center, according to its website, is a team of civic technologists, trainers, researchers, election administration and data experts working to foster a more informed and engaged democracy, and helping to modernize U.S. elections.

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WIU plans move to remote learning after Thanksgiving break

The school's office of risk management is also revising protocols and procedures to make sure everyone is safe.

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With just two weeks until Election Day, early voting continues to break records in Iowa

The Iowa Secretary of State says nearly 800,000 absentee requests have been submitted so far.

WQAD.com Galesburg Fire update: What we know, Oct 20 WQAD.com

Galesburg Fire update: What we know, Oct 20

A brief update on the Galesburg Fire.

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WIU going remote after Thanksgiving

Western going remote after Thanksgiving after a rise in COVID cases.

OurQuadCities.com Remains of woman who lived in Kewanee, Galesburg, Galva identified OurQuadCities.com

Remains of woman who lived in Kewanee, Galesburg, Galva identified

A long-unidentified body with links to Galva, Galesburg and Kewanee, discovered in Thoasboro, Ill., has been identified. The remains of Keri Lyn Wyant, born in 1971 in Galesburg, were identified by the Champaign County Sheriff's Office/Coroner's Office, a Tuesday news release says. Remains discovered On May 1, 1995, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office responded to a report of human remains in a farm field outside of Thomasboro, Ill. An agriculture worker preparing a field for the spring planting discovered the skeletonized remains, along with some clothing and two rings.The coroner's office determined the death was a homicide. Over the years, detectives at the sheriff’s office collaborated with the coroner’s office in the investigation, including forensic clay and computer-generated facial reconstruction, forensic artist sketches, forensic isotope analysis, and featured reports on the "America’s Most Wanted" show and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons website. DNA collections and tests were completed with no success, but advancements in DNA technology coupled with “genetic genealogy” emerged within the last couple of years and ultimately led to the identification.Detectives from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office pieced together that during 1989 and 1990 Wyant attended Galva High School. Detectives, with information from Stark County Sheriff Steve Sloan, were referred to one of Wyant's relatives. Detectives spoke with more than one of Keri’s relatives and DNA samples were collected from her parents and sent out for comparison against samples previously collected, and confirmed her identify. Wyant, at 14, moved out of her parents' residence in 1985 to live with other relatives for a short period. She then possibly moved out of her relative’s home and reportedly stayed at the Southside Mission in Peoria. Her whereabouts were mostly unknown from late 1985-1988. Work history From 1989 through 1991, Wyant is believed to worked at Gustavo’s Tacos, Market Street Café, and Taco House, Galva; and Hardee's, Galesburg. She also worked: For Helen Donato and Nunzi Mangieri in Abingdon, Ill. Parco Ltd., a Dubuque, Iowa, franchisee for Wendy’s restaurants in Illinois. For an Illinois company owned or operated by Springwood Associates Ltd., Partnership in East Aurora, New York. The company name and type of business is unknown. A company owned or operated by K&L Retail in Columbus Junction, Iowa. The name of the company is unknown. Bilco Enterprises, Inc., believed to be at a Dunkin' Donuts in Peoria. BJS or BJs Restaurant in Peoria. The I-10 gas station/restaurant in Fina, Texas. Wyant returns to Galesburg, gives birth Detectives found and spoke with one of Wyant's former friends, and learned Wyant reappeared in Galesburg in February 1994. She appeared to have no place to stay and was about seven months pregnant. Wyant had a son in May of 1994, and stayed with her friend, living in Kewanee until about June 1994. When her son was about two months old, she joined a carnival operated at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge, Ill., leaving her son in the care of the friend. Wyant reportedly continued to work for the carnival and traveled to the next carnival venue and event 30-45 minutes away from Cambridge.Detectives identified the 1994 Henry County Fair carnival operator as being Swyear Amusements based in New Athens, Ill. The company owner traced the various locations of the fair but did not remember Wyant as an employee. Detectives ask the public to help provide names of Wyant's friends, acquaintances, or others who interacted with her. In the last two years before her death, she likely spent time in the Little Rock, Ark., area before she returned to her last-known residence in Kewanee. To provide information, contact Detective Dwayne Roelfs or Lt. Curt Apperson in the Criminal Investigations Division of Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, 217-384-1213.

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United States Penitentiary in Thomson, IL to host a job fair

The United States Penitentiary (USP) in Thomson, IL, will host an informational job fair for anyone interested in working with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. The informational job fair will be at the USP Thomson Training Center located at 1100 One Mile Road, Thomson, IL 61285. For questions, contact the USP HR department at (815) 259-1666 or email tom/recruitment@bop.gov

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Deputies: Tipton man pointed gun at woman’s head while she held baby

A Tipton man was arrested Monday after Scott County sheriff’s deputies say he pointed a gun at a woman’s head while she was holding their one-month-old son Sunday.

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Local clubs sue city of Riverdale over restricted access between Mississippi River, Duck Creek trails

Bettendorf City Council is voting Tuesday night on whether or not to terminate service contracts with Riverdale because the gate still stands.

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Local clubs sue city of Riverdale over restricted access between Mississippi River, Duck Creek trails

Bettendorf City Council is voting Tuesday night on whether or not to terminate service contracts with Riverdale because the gate still stands.

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COVID-19: Time to Pull Together

Public health officials in the Quad Cities are asking people to pull together as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rises.

OurQuadCities.com Oscar the kitten tossed in the garbage now ready for adoption OurQuadCities.com

Oscar the kitten tossed in the garbage now ready for adoption

Local 4 introduced you to Oscar the kitten earlier this month. He was tossed in the garbage, pulled to safety and brought to King's Harvest Pet Rescue. Employees named him after the sesame street character who lives in a garbage can. Oscar was was healthy for the most part. He had minor problems like worms and ear mites that kept him from being adopted right away. Now Oscar's healthy and ready to go. "His ear mites were hard to get rid of. We had to do a free treatments. He did come in with fleas and worms. We got all that taken care of. He gets along great with other cats, I'm not sure about dogs just yet. I would say maybe a home with kids will work good with him because he's so active. We're excited to see him go into a forever home," says Gabrielle Weeks, Vet Tech at the shelter.

WQAD.com Galesburg fire under investigation as arson WQAD.com

Galesburg fire under investigation as arson

There were two fires in the same not, though they are not connected.

OurQuadCities.com Bike Battle: Cyclists plan to take Riverdale to court over bike dispute OurQuadCities.com

Bike Battle: Cyclists plan to take Riverdale to court over bike dispute

The bicycle path dispute in Riverdale continues. Members of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club and the Corn Belt Running Club have now submitted a petition to the Scott County District Court. In that petition, riders are asking the judge to get the City of Riverdale to take down the gate separating two bike paths. The controversy between the riders and neighbors have been brewing for years. Monday we brought you the story about the City of Bettendorf planning to cut snow removal, and engineering services for Riverdale in retaliation of the connector. The ongoing dispute continues to heat up as the two groups have raised money to pay for legal costs, and decided to file a lawsuit. The dispute may end up in court. Neighbors in the Haven's Acre community have been battling for years to keep cyclists from cutting through their neighborhood. Cyclists say the proposed route around that area is unsafe because the sidewalk is only a few feet from fast moving traffic on Highway 67. "There's been no accidents yet crossing 67, but I've had friends that have almost been hit, and it was just by them reacting quickly that they didn't get hit. We shouldn't have to rely on quick good reactions in order to be safe." says John Harrington, Former QC Bicycle Club President. "No way was this the route we want to go, but at this point there's no choice. We need to make the route for runners and cyclists safe. " Riverdale's Mayor Mike Bawden says court may be the appropriate place to hash out the dispute. "We think we're right, and there are other people who think they are right. It's time to have an objective third party sit down , walk through all of it, and figure out what the best thing is to do," says Bawden. The two clubs have raised about $11,000 to pursue their lawsuit, by raising money through a GoFundMe Page, and the Tour De Gate event Local 4 covered at the beginning of this month.

OurQuadCities.com Former RI prosecutor fights back against allegations she withheld evidence in 2008 murder case OurQuadCities.com

Former RI prosecutor fights back against allegations she withheld evidence in 2008 murder case

A former Rock Island County Assistant State's Attorney fights back against allegations she withheld evidence in a murder case she prosecuted 12 years ago. Margaret Osborn's Attorney came forward with evidence today he says exonerates Osborn. Osborn prosecuted Nathaniel Onsrud for the murder of his four-month-old son. Onsrud originally pleaded guilty to killing the infant. He was released from prison in June after evidence provided by the Illinois Innocence Project showed he might not be responsible was never presented to the defense team. The first degree murder conviction was vacated. Rock island county state's attorney Dora Villarreal pointed the finger at Osborn for several missing documents missing. Osborn's team now wants a public apology from Villarreal for damaging Obsorn's reputation. "Margaret Osborn understands these events have to be very agonizing for the Lancial family. She wants the Lancial family to know she understands their pain, and she assures them she properly prosecuted Nathaniel Onsrud," says John Doak, Osborn's attorney. We contacted Dora Villarreal after Tuesdays developments. She says the matter is in the hands of the Illinois Attorney registration and disciplinary committee. Villarreal issued a statement saying "The States Attorney's Office strives as part of their duties as prosecutors to seek justice, and for all to be treated fairly. We sincerely hope that Miss Osborn will participate meaningfully with the investigation, and that this matter will work its way through the process to its natural conclusion."