NWS: Weather summary

Mostly sunny this afternoon

Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

This afternoon will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees and a low around 56 degrees.

Thursday will be sunny with a high near 80 degrees. West winds will be 5-10 mph. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 58 degrees.

General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link

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Gold Medal

General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak.

General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states. The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Jewel and other supermarkets. General Mills says E. coli hasn't been found in any of its flour products, but is still recalling them out of "an abundance of caution."

Remember the Ste. Genevieve

Here's a sneak peek of a story we are working on. Look for it online (qctimes.com) later today.

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Sainte Genevieve

Then: The Ste. Genevieve, the last steam-powered stern-wheeler cutterhead dredge to be operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, retired in 1984. After her retirement, the Ste. Genny, as she was called, spent several years docked on the Davenport riverfront, where it was supposed to be turned into a museum.

In October of 1990, the boat left the Quad-Cities to its new home on the banks of the Missouri River at St. Charles where it was going to become the Great River Museum. The boat sank in 1992 near Cairo, Ill., was raised, sank again in 1994 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and was later reportedly scrapped.

The Ste. Genevieve, the last steam-powered stern-wheeler cutterhead dredge to be operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, retired in 1984. After her retirement, the Ste. Genny, as she was called, spent several years docked on the Davenport riverfront, where it was supposed to be turned into a museum. That never happened. Find out what happened to her after she left the Quad-Cities.

First down: Northwestern

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Justin Jackson, Jonathan Celestin

Northwestern running back Justin Jackson (21) is the fourth-leading rusher in the Big Ten at 110.2 yards per game.

Sports reporter Steve Batterson takes a look at another Big Ten football team in his First Down series. Today he details the Northwestern program.

Commuters feel a bit deflated

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nails

Now here's something one hopes never happens on that traffic nightmare we call the I-74 bridge: Authorities in northern Ohio say several commuters found themselves with flat tires after a load of nails spilled on a roadway during rush hour.  State troopers say one lane of traffic on Interstate 475 just south of Toledo was closed for more than an hour this morning to clean up the spill. No one was hurt.

And you thought you had it bad.

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