A good, but chilly, Tuesday to all. Between the cooler temps and the breezy conditions it will feel downright cold today. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.
1. Rain, wind and cold — a yucky combination
Today we'll see rain before 1 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent with new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. It will be breezy with a high near 47 degrees. Northwest winds around 20 mph will gust as high as 40 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy then gradually becoming mostly clear with a low around 35 degrees. Northwest winds between 10 to 15 mph will gust as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 57 degrees and a low around 40 degrees.
2. Q-C responds to 'yarn bomb' project in big way
Way better than expected. Invited to crochet colorful circles of yarn to be stitched onto a hickory tree at Augustana College, response from Quad-City residents was so overwhelming that project organizer Claire Kovacs bought more yarn, added more trees, including in Davenport, and hired more "bombers" to do the stitching.
The creative act of "yarn bombing" — covering an object such as a tree, parking meter, or even a mass transit bus with colorful yarn — came into the street art lexicon in 2004. Read more.
3. Road detour coming in Rock Island
The city of Rock Island reports that beginning Thursday a section of 14th Avenue between 32nd and 35th streets will be closed to traffic for a sanitary sewer repair.
Local traffic will be maintained along 14th Avenue up to the repair just east of the intersection with 32nd Street.
Eastbound thru traffic along 14th Avenue will be detoured south on 32nd Street, east on 15th Avenue, north on 35th Street and then reconnect with eastbound traffic at 35th Street and 14th Avenue.
Westbound thru traffic along 14th Avenue will be detoured south on 35th Street, west on 15th Avenue, north on 32nd Street and then reconnect with westbound traffic at 32nd Street and 14th Avenue.
Travel delays can be expected during the construction at or near this location. The road is expected to be reopened by Friday.
4. Bettendorf man pleads guilty in federal bomb threat case
A Bettendorf man has pleaded guilty to sending a bomb threat to Scott Community College in 2015.
America Yegile Haileselassie, 39, pleaded guilty Friday to interstate communication of a threat in U.S. District Court, Davenport, according to court records. The charge is punishable by up to five years in prison.
He will be sentenced Feb. 15. Read more.
5. Two sentenced in 2015 Chorus Line strip club assault
Two Davenport brothers have been sentenced in connection with an assault that left a man seriously injured at a Davenport strip club in 2015.
Trenton D. Shelton, 32, was sentenced Friday in Scott County District Court to up to 15 years in prison for willful injury resulting in serious injury as a habitual offender and up to five years in prison for assault while participating in a felony. The charges will run back-to-back.
He must serve at least three years in prison on the willful injury charge before he is eligible for parole. Trenton Shelton also was ordered to serve up to five years in prison for violating his probation in a 2012 drug case. That charge will run at the same time as the other charges.
Juan D. Shelton, 33, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for willful injury resulting in serious injury as a habitual offender. He also must serve at least three years in prison on the charge before he is eligible for parole.
The two pleaded guilty to the charges in July in Scott County District Court.
In exchange for their pleas, prosecutors dismissed a charge of attempted murder at sentencing.
Police say Juan and Trenton Shelton and their brother, Kamden, were involved in a fight with Joshua Sutton, 41, early on Oct. 15, 2015. Read more.
6. Illinois 84 closure this week
The Illinois Department of Transportation says Illinois 84 just south of U.S. 30 will be closed to all through traffic beginning today and continuing until Friday.
The closure will allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform needed maintenance to their double mainline at-grade crossing located in the area commonly known as "East Clinton".
To allow continued traffic movement, a detour will be posted utilizing U.S. 30, Dakin and Ward roads.