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The Davenport Incident Map and the Scott County Inmate listings are now in one convenient location. The Incident Map represents all of the incidents in Davenport that officers filed yesterday. More information on the map can be found on its standalone page.

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A motorcyclist was killed around 5:40 p.m. Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on River Drive, east of Concord Street, near Credit Island Park in Davenport.

A motorist, Seth James, said he saw the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, get struck and thrown from the motorcycle into traffic, where he was struck again by an oncoming vehicle. Chest compressions were performed on the motorcyclist, but the man was declared dead at the scene.

No one else was transported for treatment.

Police, who did not release the name of the motorcyclist, remained at the scene late Sunday investigating the accident and taking photos of the scene. Traffic is being rerouted in the area.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa \u2014 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is collecting both a\n$130,000 salary as governor and a state pension worth more than\n$50,000 per year for earlier service \u2014 a legal practice, but one\ncritics say is hypocritical given the governor's plans to slash\npublic spending and his calls for shared sacrifice.

Branstad has been receiving pension payments that reflect his\nprior 26-year tenure as governor, lieutenant governor and state\nlawmaker since he was sworn in for a fifth term last month\nfollowing a 12-year hiatus from state service, spokesman Tim\nAlbrecht said Tuesday. The Republican's salary will not reduce his\nretirement benefits, unlike other retired state workers under age\n65 who return to service, because of a provision he signed into law\nas governor in 1992 that exempts retirees who return as elected\nofficials from pension cuts.

Albrecht said Branstad \"made a significant personal sacrifice\"\nby stepping down as president of Des Moines University to run for\ngovernor. The university position paid $357,000 in 2008, according\nto the school's most recent tax filing. Albrecht said Branstad did\nnot earn a salary in 2010 and paid for his own health insurance as\nhe campaigned across the state.

As for his decision to keep his pension, Albrecht said: \"If\nsomebody earns that income, they are entitled to it.\"

Critics concede that point. But a spokesman for the Democratic\nParty of Iowa and one top labor leader said Branstad is\ndisingenuous for \"double-dipping\" as he moves forward with plans to\nlay off up to 1,500 employees, take away wage increases negotiated\nby his predecessor, and end universal preschool.

\"He's asking for state employees to give up pay raises which are\nmodest, at best, and to pay more for their insurance. I guess,\nGovernor Branstad, where is your shared sacrifice?\" said Danny\nHoman, president of the largest state employees union. \"If you are\na public servant, why are you even taking a salary as governor? Why\naren't you living off your already earned pension?\"

\"At a time when Branstad is increasing the burden on Iowa\nfamilies through unprecedented cuts to education, including\neliminating universal preschool, receiving what amounts to two\npaychecks from the state is absolutely hypocritical,\" added Sam\nRoecker, the Democratic Party spokesman.

More than 7,000 public workers were receiving both pensions and\nsalaries as of June 30, 2010, according to the Iowa Public\nEmployees' Retirement System. Retired workers who return to public\nemployment and are under age 65 have their monthly retirement\nearnings reduced by 50 cents for every dollar they earn over\n$30,000 under Iowa law.

But elected officials were exempted from that reduction under a\nprovision included in an overhaul of IPERS that was passed with\nbroad support in the Legislature and signed into law by Branstad in\nApril 1992, according to the Legislative Services Agency.

That means the 64-year-old governor will not have his monthly\nbenefits reduced this year. Without that exemption, Branstad's\npension income would have been mostly wiped out before he turns 65\nin November because of his salary. For all workers ages 65 and\nolder, retirement earnings are not affected by the size of their\nsalaries.

Former Democratic Rep. Eugene Blanshan, a sponsor of that 1992\nmeasure, said the provision was meant to allow retired public\nworkers to run for the Legislature without facing financial\npenalties.

\"It was done mainly to open up the way for people that have\ncollected IPERS as teachers, county supervisors and hospital staff\nmembers to be able to serve in the Legislature,\" he said. \"We\ncertainly didn't imagine the governor doing it.\"

Critics of Branstad's arrangement note the state last year\nbanned 2,000 workers who accepted early retirement incentives from\nreturning to service because of abuses in which employees retired\nand returned almost immediately to other jobs to earn pensions and\nsalaries. The practice of \"double-dipping\" has come under fire\nacross the nation as cities and states look for ways to save money\nand respond to complaints about public employees' pay and benefits\nbeing out of line with the private sector.

Branstad himself used such rhetoric during last year's campaign,\nquestioning whether Iowa's retirement benefits were too burdensome\nfor taxpayers. In his budget address last month, he called for\n\"significant immediate shared sacrifice\" with cost-cutting measures\nacross state government.

Ken Sagar, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, said he\ndid not fault Branstad for collecting pension benefits he had\nearned. But he questioned why the governor was allowed to\n\"double-dip\" while recent state retirees could not do the same.

\"It's a parenting model that says 'do as I say, not as I do',\"\nhe said.

Albrecht said it was ridiculous to compare the two. He noted\nthat employees who took early retirement last year received $1,000\nper year of employment, up to $25,000, and health benefits for five\nyears.

Branstad's tax return for 2009, released during the campaign\nlast April, showed he reported nearly $52,000 in income for a state\npension reflecting his service between 1973 and 1999. Monthly\nbenefits stay the same in the IPERS system but retirees receive a\nlump sum payment every January instead of a cost-of-living\nincrease.

Albrecht said the precise value of Branstad's 2010 pension would\nbe released in April in his tax return.

Branstad was one of three former governors elected to their old\njobs in November. Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon stopped collecting\nhis pension the day he was sworn in because state law prohibits\ncollecting both, a spokeswoman said. In California, Gov. Jerry\nBrown said during last year's campaign he was not yet collecting a\nstate pension.

Branstad's return to the governor's office will also boost his\nfuture pension earnings, which increase for years of service and\nare based on a worker's highest three years of earnings. Branstad's\nsalary was $105,000 when he left the governor's office in 1998.

Albrecht said Branstad has learned since taking office that he\ncannot voluntarily give up any future pension increase, and he\nwould support legislation enabling him to do so.

\"He does not believe it's right for state employees to be able\nto double-dip into a retirement fund like that,\" he said.

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\u00a0Davenport police\u00a0were on the scene late Friday of a shooting that occurred about 10 p.m. in the 600 block of East Locust Street.

Police said one man was struck in the shooting and was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. His condition was not available late Friday.

Neighbors said they heard four shots and saw a car leave the area at a high rate of speed south on Grand Avenue.

Police officers and investigators shut down both lanes of East Locust Street between Grand Avenue and Farnam Street and searched the street and sidewalk for spent bullet casings.

Officers also knocked on doors in the neighborhood to find anyone who heard or saw the shooting.

It is the second shooting incident in less than a week in Davenport.

At 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Marques Cotton, 29 of Peoria, was shot to death during an R&B concert at the Hotel Davenport. No one has been arrested in that case.\u00a0

\u2014\u00a0Thomas Geyer

"}, {"id":"44794545-0838-5ce7-a15b-6553b3aefd52","type":"article","starttime":"1487311200","starttime_iso8601":"2017-02-17T00:00:00-06:00","sections":[{"obituaries":"news/local/obituaries"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Renae A. Myers","url":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/obituaries/article_44794545-0838-5ce7-a15b-6553b3aefd52.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/obituaries/renae-a-myers/article_44794545-0838-5ce7-a15b-6553b3aefd52.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/obituaries/renae-a-myers/article_44794545-0838-5ce7-a15b-6553b3aefd52.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":1,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"prologue":"DAVENPORT \u2014\u00a0Renae Anne (Winters) Myers lost her battle with addiction. She was 32. She was the beautiful free-spirited daughter of Priscilla Martin, and Rodney and Anna Winters. She will be remembered as a \"daddy's girl\" and for her love of white socks (not the team). Renae loved to dance, sing and was the life of the party. She loved purses, shoes and the Iowa Hawkeyes.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["renae anne","sport","abagail","ayla","shoe","a. myers","anna winters","purse"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"ae14839c-2349-5f3c-9ff3-fe3393aa7dfa","description":"Myers","byline":"","hireswidth":null,"hiresheight":null,"hiresurl":null,"presentation":"mugshot","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"540","height":"960","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/e1/ae14839c-2349-5f3c-9ff3-fe3393aa7dfa/58a5dd9ecd0a0.image.jpg?resize=540%2C960"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"178","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/e1/ae14839c-2349-5f3c-9ff3-fe3393aa7dfa/58a5dd9ecd0a0.image.jpg?resize=100%2C178"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"533","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/e1/ae14839c-2349-5f3c-9ff3-fe3393aa7dfa/58a5dd9ecd0a0.image.jpg?resize=300%2C533"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"1820","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/e1/ae14839c-2349-5f3c-9ff3-fe3393aa7dfa/58a5dd9ecd0a0.image.jpg"}}}],"revision":5,"commentID":"44794545-0838-5ce7-a15b-6553b3aefd52","body":"

DAVENPORT \u2014\u00a0Renae Anne (Winters) Myers lost her battle with addiction. She was 32.

She was the beautiful free-spirited daughter of Priscilla Martin, and Rodney and Anna Winters.

She will be remembered as a \"daddy's girl\" and for her love of white socks (not the team).

Renae loved to dance, sing and was the life of the party. She loved purses, shoes and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents; children, Tristan Winters, Ayla, Abagail and Nikolia; sisters, Jill Martin, Heather Reynolds, Jacki Tucker and Annissa Goderis; brothers, Colin Winters, Nicholas Brabant, Austin Winters and Jaxen Winters; 12 nieces and nephews; and special friend, Andrew White.

Our lost beauty.

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Davenport recorded its second homicide in less than a week Friday when a man was shot to death outside a residence in the 600 block of East Locust Street.\u00a0

David L. Levy Jr., 27, of 1523 W. 4th St., Apt. 1, Davenport, whose criminal history includes convictions for burglary, theft and drugs, is charged with one count of first-degree murder.\u00a0

Under Iowa law, first-degree murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison upon conviction.\u00a0

Levy was being held Saturday in the Scott County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.\u00a0

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Bill Thomas, about 9:49 p.m. Friday, Levy went to 625 E. Locust St. armed with a loaded handgun.\u00a0

At\u00a0the residence, Levy began arguing with Lasabian L. Walker and a woman in the front yard.\u00a0

During the argument, Levy drew his handgun and shot Walker several times, according to the affidavit.\u00a0

Neighbors reported hearing four shots.\u00a0

Walker, 33, of Rock Island, was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, where he was pronounced dead.\u00a0

Walker had been on parole from Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois, since November where he had been serving a six-year prison sentence on drug and aggravated assault convictions out of Rock Island County.\u00a0

According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses to the shooting positively identified Levy as the shooter. Levy's handgun also was recovered.\u00a0

It is the second homicide in Davenport in five days.\u00a0

At 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Marques Cotton, 29, of Peoria, was shot to death during an R&B concert at the Hotel Davenport and Conference Center, 5202 N. Brady St.\u00a0

No one has been arrested in connection with that case.\u00a0

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Donald Shull, 55, a family man preparing for retirement, was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident on River Drive in Davenport.

Steve Jones, a work agent for Local 25, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Rock Island, said Shull was a pipefitter and a certified welder who was a general foreman and superintendent on a lot of projects in the Local\u00a025 jurisdiction.

\u201cHe was a member in good standing since 1984,\u201d Jones said. Shull\u2019s son, Donald Shull Jr., is a union apprentice.

Shull was killed around 5:40 p.m. Sunday in an accident on River Drive, east of Concord Street, near Credit Island Park in Davenport.

The tragedy continues to haunt witnesses at the scene who say a motorcycle rider drove into the rear of a car, then was thrown into traffic and struck again by an oncoming vehicle.

Lesley Felgenhauer, of Davenport, was a passenger in a vehicle that was just behind Shull. \u201cWe were all heading eastbound on River Drive.\u201d

Felgenhauer said her friend, who was driving, pulled over to the right. \u201cA tire came at our windshield,\u201d Felgenhauer said.

Meanwhile, another vehicle, in back of Felgenhauer, came up into the left-hand lane and struck Shull again, she said.

\u201cIt was daylight,\u201d Felgenhauer said. \u201cHe flew over her car\u201d and landed 75-100 feet away from his motorcycle, she said.

She called 911 and went live on Facebook with a video of the immediate aftermath of the accident. She did not get close to Shull. \u201cThere\u2019s some things you just don\u2019t do,\u201d she said. \u201cI kept a decent distance.\u201d

She left as soon as resuscitation efforts began.

Felgenhauer, who does not ride motorcycles, said this is the third motorcycle accident she has seen. \u201cI hate motorcycles,\u201d she said.

\u201cI\u2019m still trying to process it,\u201d said Felgenhauer. \u201cI took my anxiety pills to go to sleep.\u201d

Likewise, Ray Hawkins, of Riverdale, said Shull passed him as he was traveling west on\u00a0U.S. 61. \u201cHe was booking,\u201d Hawkins said. \u201cComing up toward the bridge, he changed lanes into the right-hand lane to go up the hill.\u201d

He did not see the accident itself, but came upon the scene seconds later. \u201cHe went across the road and another car coming eastbound ran over him.\u201d

Hawkins called 911, went over to the motorcyclist and waited for the police to arrive.

Motorist Seth James saw the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, get thrown from the motorcycle into traffic, where he was struck again by an oncoming vehicle. Chest compressions were performed on the motorcyclist, but Shull was declared dead at the scene.

No one else was transported for treatment.

Police remained at the scene late Sunday investigating the accident and taking photos of the scene.

In the meantime, Facebook friends and family mourn Shull\u2019s loss. \u201cR.I.P. Donald Shull ride that Harley Davidson in heaven,\u201d Melissa Bernauer wrote Monday afternoon on Shull\u2019s Facebook page.

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GARNER -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley faced an angry crowd shouting taunts and waving protest signs during a town hall meeting Tuesday in the basement of the Hancock County Courthouse.

An overflow crowd of about 200 filled the meeting room and spilled out onto a stairway.

Grassley fielded questions on health care, education, immigration, term limits and President Trump's cabinet picks and possible ties to Russia.

Often his answers were hard for some to hear because of others shouting questions or insults at the same time.

As one person held up a sign saying \"Shame On You, Chuck Grassley \u2014 Sold to the Highest Bidder,\" the senator defended his vote in favor of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

A woman read off a litany of reasons she felt DeVos was unqualified.

\"I voted for a lot of Obama's nominees for the cabinet,\" said Grassley. \"I think great deference should be given to a new president to help him put his team together to carry out his programs.\"

When the woman said \"It's your role to determine who is competent,\" some in the crowd chanted, \"Do your job; do your job.\"

When someone mentioned DeVos donated $21,000 to Grassley's re-election campaign, he replied, \"When you raise $10-$11 million in a campaign, you can't possibly know where every $21,000 came from.\"

Another person asked if he thought President Trump should release his tax returns. Grassley said, \"You can't force it.\"

When asked if he would sign a letter asking Trump to release his tax returns, the senator replied, \"It would be kind of silly for me to say I'd sign a letter I haven't read.\"

Jamet Colton, a native of Chile who now lives in Ames, said immigrants are an important part of American society. \"We're already making this country great again,\" she said. Then she asked, \"How will you stand up for immigrants?\"

Grassley agreed immigrants are important and said, \"Aren't we an inviting country?\" which drew a loud chorus of \"No.\"

Colton said afterward she felt that Grassley was baiting her and had deflected answering her question.

David Bernau of West Bend asked Grassley his views on term limits. Grassley said it came up for a vote once years ago and he voted in favor, and that he would do it again.

Grassley said he favors a bipartisan investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee on whether Russia interfered with the presidential election last year.

Regarding Trump involvement with Russia, he said Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions, a longtime Trump friend and political ally, has said he will recuse himself from any prosecution if that becomes necessary.

He said he favors repeal and reform of the Affordable Care Act, often called \"Obamacare,\" and said there is consensus among Republicans to keep some parts of it, such coverage of pre-existing illnesses and coverage of young people on their parents' policies up to the age of 26.

Grassley, meeting with reporters after the session, said it was often difficult to hear because of so many people speaking at once. Also, he said, so many people made statements rather than asking questions, it limited the number of questions asked.

\"But it's their right to speak up and it's a very important part of representative government. Two-way communication is essential,\" he said.

Grassley added, \"People who lost the last election are very well organized. If Hillary Clinton had been elected, Republicans would be doing the same thing.\"

But he admitted that at one point, \"questions were coming at you like a machine gun.\"

Earlier Tuesday, Grassley encountered angry constituents in Iowa Falls. At that session, Clear Lake area farmer Chris Petersen offered him a package of Tums, saying he was going to need them.

Grassley said the only time he needs them is when he eats chocolate ice cream before he goes to bed.

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