1. April showers continue to rain down on Q-C
A good Thursday to all. Here's what is on tap for the Quad-Cities per the National Weather Service.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely before noon then isolated showers between noon and 2 p.m., then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 66 degrees.
Tonight scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. with a low around 51 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday brings a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with showers likely after 1 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday night brings a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. with a low around 60 degrees.
2. Brady Street closed today between 2nd and 3rd streets
The City of Davenport reports that Brady Street will be closed to traffic today between 2nd and 3rd streets for water main and line repairs. Crews anticipate repairs will be completed by the end of the day.
The water main will be shut down during this time. IowaAmerican Water is notifying affected property owners. Drivers can access the River Center Parking Ramp from 2nd Street.
3. Moline police ask public's help in identifying robbery suspect
Moline police are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman who robbed another woman outside of the Genesis Medical Health Complex on Wednesday.
Moline Police Detective Scott Williams said that at 2:11 p.m., a woman leaving the Genesis Medical complex, located at 3900 28th Ave., was followed by another woman.
When the victim reached her vehicle, the other woman ripped the victim’s purse from her hands. A struggle ensued with the victim suffering injuries, Williams said.
The suspect is described as a white woman wearing a pink sweater. The suspect left with the purse in an SUV believed to be a newer Ford Escape.
Anyone who can identify the woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Quad-City Area at 309-762-9500 and leave an anonymous tip. Crimes Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
4. Clinton passes on Rhythm City barge
The city of Clinton's loss is Chad Pregracke's gain. Rhythm City Casino Resort had proposed donating its barge to either the city or Living Lands & Waters, but after Clinton's Tuesday committee-of-the-whole meeting, the city made it clear that it could not accept it without investor support.
Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke told the City Council that while the barge could be gifted, it still came with a minimum price tag of $563,000, which represented the cost to relocate and bring gas and sewer to the barge. Read more.
5. Torn down homes in Bettendorf
A Times reader asks our "Ask the Times" columnist Roy Booker about three homes that have recently been torn down in the vicinity of Parkway Drive and Heather Lane. "Were they demolished because they are in the flood plain or is something else being built?," the reader asks, adding: "It is near Grant Wood School and the Bettendorf Community School District has plans to build a new school. Did the district buy the property and have the houses demolished?" Read Roy's answer.
6. Circa ’21 actors share the stage and a house
It’s their day off, so cast members of Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse walk down the steps of their shared house and sound off to-do lists.
These seven working actors have come from all over the country to perform in “The Music Man,” which runs through May 13. Part of the deal? Living under one roof.
In 1984, Circa ’21 bought the eight-bedroom house to offer actors a free place to stay during their roughly two-month residency in the Quad-Cities. Over the years, the house, which can occupy 15 people at a time, has been a revolving temporary home for hundreds of actors. Read more.