1. Another day of near 90 degrees temps
A good Tuesday to all. After a near-record high temperature of near 90 degrees Monday, we could also see high temperatures today in the near-record high level.
Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.
Today will be mostly sunny and breezy with a high near 89 degrees. South winds between 10 to 15 mph will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low around 66 degrees. South winds will gust as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Skies will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a high near 79 degrees.
Wednesday night brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then a chance of showers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Skies will be partly cloudy and breezy with a low around 64 degrees.
2. Two hurt in motorcycle crash
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after motorcycle crash Monday night in Davenport.
About 10:15 p.m. police were dispatched to an accident that involved a car and a motorcycle near the intersection of 32nd and Harrison streets.
Police say a vehicle, described as a 2015 Red Dodge Charger, was traveling westbound on 32nd Street when it failed to yield at a stop sign at Harrison Street and cut in front of the southbound motorcycle. The vehicle then fled the scene.
The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were transported to Genesis East Campus with serious injuries. The driver was later airlifted to University Hospitals in Iowa City.
The suspect vehicle possibly has damage to the passenger side rear area, police said in a news release.
The names of the motorcycle driver and passenger are not being released at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Traffic Safety Bureau of the Davenport Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to “DO WHAT’S RIGHT” and call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via our mobile app entitled “CityConnect Davenport, IA”.
3. Girl seriously hurt when struck by car
A 12-year-old girl has been seriously injured when she was struck by a car Monday night.
The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Kimberly Road and Bridge Avenue.
Police say a vehicle traveling west on Kimberly Road struck the girl.
The girl was transported to Genesis Hospitals where she is being treated for possible life-threatening injuries.
The name of the girl and other details are not being released at this time.
4. Doxsie: Way too early for Cubs fans to hit panic button
Six months after the giddy success of Blue October (and November), some Chicago Cubs fans are back to their normal state. They’re gnashing their teeth, wringing their hands, expecting the worst. This is what they do. They’ve been conditioned to think the sky is falling because it’s fallen on top of them so many times in the past.
But it’s way, way too early in the season to reach for the proverbial panic button, according to sports columnist Don Doxsie. Read more.
5. Bickering continues over Timothy's House of Hope
While the city of Davenport has made some progress toward finding a solution to the zoning problems with Timothy's House of Hope, many residents and business owners continued to protest its homeless outreach services coming to the neighborhood.
A packed house came to the Historic Washington Street Business Association's meeting Monday night at Johnnie's General Store, where Alderwoman Maria Dickmann, 2nd Ward, asked for a week's time to find a compromise. Read more.
6. Second teen arrested in connection with fatal shooting
A second Davenport teen has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Akeim Hill, 17, of Davenport.
Joseph Howard-Rogers, 16, is being held in Scott County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
On Saturday, James Bailey Jr., 17, of Davenport, was arrested and also charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. He also is being held in Scott County Jail. Read more.