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Check out a few that have opened or are in the works:\u00a0 After three years of work, Toasted opened last week at 118 E 4th St., Davenport. 1. Toasted After three years of work, Toasted opened last week at 118 E 4th St., Davenport.\u00a0 Currently the breakfast-and-brunch spot is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 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New restaurants are on the rise in the Quad-Cities. Check out a few that have opened or are in the works:\u00a0

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After three years of work, Toasted opened last week at 118 E 4th St., Davenport.

1. Toasted

After three years of work, Toasted opened last week at 118 E 4th St., Davenport.\u00a0

Currently the breakfast-and-brunch spot is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. In the days since the restaurant opened, co-owner Bill Sheeder said plenty of people have made time to stop by.

\"The response from customers has been overwhelming,\" Sheeder said.\u00a0

There was a need for a breakfast place in downtown Davenport, Sheeder said, but what Toasted offers is so much more than breakfast. The food and atmosphere are unique.\u00a0

Sheeder and his wife, Stephanie Sellers, also own Cookies & Dreams and Baked Beer & Bread Company. The couple plans to expand the menu to include lunch items in the coming weeks.\u00a0

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A group of women chat as they drink their coffees Monday, Sept. 20, at the new 392Caffe location in Bettendorf.

2. 392Utica

392Utica, 4750 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, celebrated its grand opening Tuesday by offering all food and beverages for $3.92.\u00a0

This is the third 392 location opened by Jay and Jenna Sanders, and the first in Bettendorf. The cafe is open 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.\u00a0

The cafe will bring a positive vibe to the area, Jenna Sanders said, and the owners hope it will become a place where people feel comfortable gathering. Giving people a nice experience means more than just making good coffee.\u00a0

\"We love just being a part of communities and impacting them in a positive way,\" she said.\u00a0

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Mio Russo Sicilian Bar+Table will offer New York and Detroit-style pizza. It's in the former Crust location, 2561 E. 53rd St., Bettendorf.

3. Mio Russo Sicilian Bar+Table

Michael Dewitte, owner of Foundry Food+Tap and Terraza Modern Mexican, is set to open a new restaurant in Bettendorf.

Mio Russo Sicilian Bar+Table, 2561 E 53rd St., is moving into the former site of Crust Stone Oven Pizza, serving New York and Detroit-style pizza.

DeWitte said the restaurant was set to open in mid-to-late October. The space has been completely remodeled, which pushed the opening date back from early September.

The restaurant\u2019s signature foods will include the two styles of pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. Some recipes come from Italian restaurants his family owned in the 1950s and 60s, DeWitte said.\u00a0

\"We're looking forward to serving the Bettendorf area,\" DeWitte said.

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The former Spago\u2019s Fresh Buffet at 2704 18th Ave., Rock Island, will become Bayside Bistro's second location

4. Bayside Bistro

Bayside Bistro owners Darryl and Latisha Howlett announced last week their plans to open a second location, this one in Rock Island.\u00a0

The new location, at\u00a02704 18th Ave., the former Spago's, will provide a larger kitchen and dining space, which Latisha Howlett said was necessary to accommodate the demand the business sees. The feeding capacity of the new location will be more than 100, compared with the original restaurant's capacity of 46. The menu will also expand.

The original Bayside Bistro is located at\u00a01105 Christie St., Davenport.\u00a0

While the full restaurant won't open until spring 2022, the couple plans to begin offering catering options in mid-October and take-out in mid-November.\u00a0

Darryl Howlett said he'd always seen Rock Island as the most unique of the Quad-Cities and was excited to reach customers there.\u00a0

\"We think it's a wonderful place to grow,\" Latisha Howlett said.\u00a0

New restaurants in the Quad-Cities

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Davenport police have arrested three women described in court documents as being part of an organized theft ring that steals merchandise and then resells it for personal profit.

The women also are accused of using a 13-year-old to help engage in thefts.

Dorothy Shannae Ann Rogers, 28, of Davenport, who is on probation until March 3, 2023, for a conviction for assault with a weapon, was arrested Tuesday and booked into Scott County Jail. She was released after posting a $3,500 cash-only bond.

Daminica Docenda Shamone Bragg, 23, and Ronde Micholete Rogers, 47, both of Davenport, were arrested Aug. 31 and booked into the Scott County Jail. They were released after posting 10% of a $10,000 bond through a bonding company.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by Davenport Police Officer Jennifer Brewer, at 7:05 p.m. on Feb. 24, a theft occurred at T.J. Maxx, 4026 E. 53rd St. Brewer said there were eight other reports associated with the group and seven other incidents that had not been caught on video.

In developing the case, Brewer said, the women and accomplices went to T.J. Maxx 17 times between July 2, 2020, and July 19, 2021. The women are seen on video taking items and hiding them in their purses or on their persons. They then left the store without paying for any of the merchandise.

The 13-year-old was used to commit thefts on Oct. 13, 2020; Nov. 20, 2020; and Feb. 24, 2021.

The total amount of the property taken was in excess of $1,500, but less than the $10,000 limit that would be needed to charge each with a higher felony.

Scott County prosecutors have charged each of the women with one count of ongoing criminal activity, a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

Each also is charged with using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense, in this case a 13-year-old. That charge is a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of 10 years.

And, each is charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.

Bragg and Ronde Rogers are scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Oct. 7 in Scott County District Court.

Dorothy Rogers will make a first appearance on the charges in Scott County District Court at a later date.

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A charter bus driver who refused to let high school soccer players with a Mexican flag onto his bus last week has been fired.

The driver worked for Tri-State Travel, a bus company contracted with the Rock Island-Milan School District for several years, according to Andrew Hillard, the company's president.

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The Rock Island High School boys soccer team was supposed to take a Tri-State Travel charter bus to an out-of-town soccer game against Dunlap Thursday, Sept. 16, but the bus driver refused entry to students carrying the flag of Mexico in celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which was that day.

The rest of the team got off the bus and wouldn't get back on, according to\u00a0a letter to parents from Superintendent Reginald Lawrence of the Rock Island-Milan School District. The team missed its game, which had to be rescheduled.\u00a0

Hillard said after an internal investigation, which involved reviewing video footage of the incident, the bus driver involved has been terminated, effective immediately.

\"We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior,\" Hillard said. \"It was something that should have never happened.\"

Hillard also said as president of Tri-State Travel he will write a personal apology letter to the team, and will meet with them in-person once a time can be scheduled. Tri-State Travel will also donate a bus for the team's next away game and throw them a pizza party.\u00a0

Others in the Quad-Cities community have rallied around the soccer players, supporting them for their decision to stand against racism. LoPiez Pizza in Davenport posted on Facebook on Saturday saying that anyone who came in over the weekend with Mexican or Hispanic pride, \"whether it be a shirt, hat, key chain, OR A BIG OL FLAG,\" could get 10% off their order, and anyone from the Rock Island High School soccer team who came in could get 20% off.\u00a0

Another community member on Facebook invited anyone who can attend the team's next home game on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.\u00a0to bring flags from all over the world to show support.\u00a0

Lawrence, the district superintendent, commended the team in his letter to parents.

\"With all that transpired, our RIHS soccer team and the head coach conducted themselves with respect and dignity. Our students should not have to experience this sort of bias and racism,\" Superintendent Lawrence said. \"The Rock Island-Milan School District is a school district of many nations, and we are here to support our students ... Racism is counterproductive to our values, and we need to do everything in our power to end it.\"

Photos: Moline defeats Rock Island in boys soccer
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A 26-home development southwest of Lincoln and Kimberly roads that has faced delays, pushback from neighbors and requested changes has been given the final stamp of approval by the Bettendorf City Council, and that could mean a new intersection at one of the Quad-Cities' busiest byways.

The council is considering whether to punch out Middle Road, which currently turns into Lincoln Road, curves south, and ends in an intersection with Kimberly. The proposal would create a new intersection, connecting Middle Road to Kimberly directly in addition to the Lincoln Road-Kimberly one.

The City staff presented a rendering from a third-party traffic engineer assessing the feasibility of a new intersection to council members Monday night.\u00a0

The suggestion stemmed from neighbors' concerns about added traffic on Lincoln Road, the outlet to the subdivision. Neighbors told council members they were worried the 26 new homes would create traffic backups.

A new intersection at Middle Road and Kimberly Road wouldn\u2019t change the subdivision\u2019s exit\u00a0\u2014 that would remain on Lincoln Road\u00a0\u2014 but it would create an option for neighboring residents who currently use Lincoln.

City Engineer Brent Morlok wrote in an email to the newspaper that the next step would be for city staff to present the idea to council with a more refined cost during the city\u2019s fall budget work sessions for the upcoming year. From there, the council would make the decision on whether and when the intersection should be a priority.

\u201cI would not anticipate it being included in the 2022 (Community Improvement Program) as that budget is pretty well set due to the Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project and its large budget,\u201d Morlok wrote. \u201cThere is also a pretty significant lead time right now on traffic-signal poles and mast arms, which would have an impact.\u201d

The subdivision is on 5.49 acres, and the proposed plat consists of senior-targeted single-family, attached units, which the developer, Kevin Dolan, has said will likely be priced in the $400,000-range.

Land alongside Kimberly Road is required to be bermed, landscaped and have a sidewalk installed, according to documents provided to the City Council. At-large council member Lisa Brown asked Dolan whether he would plant trees to replace ones taken down from the currently wooded area of the proposed development.

\u201cWhile we can't commit at this time to an exact number (of trees),\u201d Dolan said, \u201cbeyond what is, of course, required for the landscaping buffer, we do intend to add additional landscaping trees included to be fleshed out at a later date.\u201d

At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, 1st Ward council member Jerry Sechser asked if a note could be made that the drainage pond would have a fountain, one of the requests by citizens.

The council passed the final plat of the renamed \u201cCottages at the Heights\u201d with a 5-2 vote Tuesday, the same margin as when the Council approved the preliminary plat, with Sechser and Brown again voting no.

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A Davenport man who died in a motorcycle crash Friday evening has been identified by the Davenport Police Department as 51-year-old John Funte Sr.

The motorcycle was the lone vehicle involved, according to the Davenport Police Department. The crash occurred at approximately 7:04 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Pine Street. Davenport Police, Davenport Fire and Medic EMS responded to the crash.

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A news release from the department said, \"Preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when the rider lost control of the motorcycle, leaving the roadway and struck a tree.\"

The release said the man sustained fatal injuries on the scene.

No further information was available, and the incident remains under investigation.

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A Davenport man was arrested Wednesday and charged with hosting a drug house and child endangerment, as well as other drug-related charges.

Police executed two search warrants on Joshua Wayne Guinn's house, the first in February and the second on Wednesday, according to arrest affidavits. When searching the house, police found drug paraphernalia including marijuana pipes, bongs and pipes used for smoking methamphetamine. They also found about\u00a0165 grams of methamphetamine, 26 dosage units of LSD, 4.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material and about $2,570 on Guinn's person.

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Guinn, 31, reportedly told police that he supplies multiple people with methamphetamine and uses methamphetamine and marijuana regularly in his house, where his 5-year-old son lives with him. He also said he allows others to come use the drugs in his house.\u00a0

Guinn is currently being held in the Scott County Jail without bond.

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The first day of the Davenport Community School District\u2019s new mask mandate went mostly smoothly, district officials said.

Iowa schools were barred from mandating masks by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds until last week, when a federal judge halted the ban pending a new lawsuit on behalf of parents in several Iowa communities, including Davenport. The suit\u2019s plaintiffs contend the state law discriminates against students with disabilities that make them more susceptible to COVID-19. The law effectively excludes these students from public schools and denies them equal access to education in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, say the plaintiffs.

In the wake of the federal action, the Davenport district\u2019s school board voted on Thursday during a special open meeting to institute a face-covering requirement beginning Monday.

The district described the first day as going well, with staff and students successful at engaging in their school day.

Most students complied with the face-covering requirement, according to the district. Those who did not\u00a0\u2014 described as only a few\u00a0\u2014 were sent to their building\u2019s library and their parents were called to pick them up. They received an unexcused absence.

There were no reports of noncompliance among district staff, faculty or visitors, according to the district.

There were also small morning and afternoon protests against the mandate outside the district\u2019s Achievement Service Center, 1702 N. Main St. The center includes the administration offices. The district said the protests were peaceful and respectful.

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District Superintendent TJ Schneckloth went out and spoke with them and listened to their views, the district said.

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A Milan man was arrested Friday for allegedly beating a woman who suffered extensive brain injuries, according to Rock Island County court records.

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Ward F. Davis, 39, has been charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.\u00a0

Court documents state Davis struck the victim, Julie Bowser Shell, on the head with a blunt object multiple times, causing extensive brain injuries. Shell is currently in critical care, according to a Monday news release from the Milan Police Department.

Milan police officers responded to Pine View Apartments at 718 Hillcrest Road on Friday a little after 11 a.m., the release states. Someone had called to report Shell was lying in the roadway and a gas can was on fire in the laundry room of the apartment building.

Davis is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a $250,000 (10%) bond. The bond includes a condition if he were to be released that he have no contact with Shell.

Davis and Shell were both listed in court documents as living in Pine View Apartments, but in different apartment numbers.\u00a0

Davis has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 5.\u00a0

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Scott County Sheriff\u2019s deputies arrested a Davenport man Tuesday for allegedly selling more than 7 grams of meth to an undercover agent with the Quad-City Metropolitan Enforcement Group in June.

Ronald Laverne Hawk, 53, is charged in Scott County District Court with one count of possession with the intent to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

Hawk also is charged with violating Iowa\u2019s drug tax stamp law, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by MEG agents, at 2:45 p.m. on June 6, agents met with Hawk at 1224 N. Perry St. in Davenport. Hawk delivered 7.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover agent.

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Police have said that the normal dose of methamphetamine is one-tenth of a gram, meaning Hawk delivered enough meth for 71 doses.

Hawk was being held Tuesday night in the Scott County Jail on a bond of $25,000, cash or surety. He is expected to make a first appearance on the charges Wednesday morning in Scott County District Court.

Hawk was taken into custody by Scott County Sheriff\u2019s deputies after he appeared for a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in Rock Island County Circuit Court on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. That charge is a Class 3 felony under Illinois law that carries a prison sentence of two to five years or a term on probation. In that case, Hawk was arrested on the charge Sept. 7 and released on his own recognizance. A trial in that case is scheduled for Nov. 22 in Circuit Court.

Two shootings in Rock Island
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The scar runs across his chest like a pale horizon.

Behind the scar, Randy McIntyre's new lungs draw breath that the ones he was born with could not sustain.

On May 5, a stranger's bequest spared Randy's life. The Andalusia man became the first in Iowa to receive a double lung transplant after COVID-19 destroyed his respiratory function.

He wants very much to one day know the name of his donor. But that will have to wait.

For now, the 59-year-old is adjusting to his new life\u00a0\u2014 his early retirement, daily injections and pills, restrictions on what he can do and re-adjusting to life at home after five months in a hospital bed.

A month in Rock Island

On Jan. 6, Randy tested positive for the coronavirus.

A week later, he went to UnityPoint in Rock Island, where he got a chest X-ray, a breathing treatment and some oxygen. He was well enough to go home.

But his condition worsened over the next week, and he was admitted on Jan. 20. His wife, Sue, had the virus, too, but her symptoms were mild.

\"At Rock Island, they went as far as they could for me,\" Randy said. \"I stayed off the ventilator here and in Iowa City, but I was requiring massive amounts of oxygen.

\"My team knew how bad my lungs were, and I think they were waiting on me because I was in such denial.\"

But there was no denying Randy's lungs were in big trouble. There was no chance they would recover.

The months-long process of preparing for a transplant\u00a0\u2014 and praying for a donor\u00a0\u2014 began in earnest.

As he waited, he did so with COVID-related limits on visits from his family. Sue could come for a couple hours a day at first, though the window for visits grew a bit as the weeks went by.

Together, the McIntyres have five adult children and 15 grandchildren. The kids took turns visiting, and the \"incredible\" nursing staff filled the gaps with their care and support.

\"The kids made a poster with pictures of all the grandkids,\" Randy said. \"That's what really keeps you going, seeing something like that.\"

Joy and frustration

It still chokes him up, talking about the day a nurse came into his room at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and went straight to the computer, rather than her usual spot at his bedside.

\"She just started typing, and I thought that was a little odd because she'd usually chat for a minute,\" Randy said. \"Without looking up, she said, 'They found your lungs.'

\"I was crying; she was crying.\"

But organ transplants are both meticulously orchestrated and difficult to predict. All donors are different, and the harvesting process is delicate and subject to change, depending on the circumstances.

The patient has to be ready, too. In Randy's case, a stent was required for a relatively minor arterial blockage, and his body-mass index had to be where the doctors wanted it.

It appeared things were ready to go.

\"We got the call on a Sunday morning at 6:30 that he was ready to go into surgery, and we hit the road and got to Iowa City by 8,\" Sue said. \"Then we were told he wasn't ready, then he was. This went on for two full days.

\"I admit: I had a meltdown.\"

At 8 p.m. the next Tuesday, May 4, Randy finally was taken into surgery. Sue got a call in the waiting room at 11 p.m., saying the transplant had begun.

The whole process took 12 hours.

After about four months in the hospital, everyone was ready to see Randy get better.

\"As they took me out of my room for the transplant, the nurses all lined up in the hall, and they played the theme song from 'Rocky,'\" he said.

\"The doctors from his team all came running, because they wanted to be there,\" Sue said. \"It was emotional for all of us.\"

The critical first year

Randy McIntyre now has a number: 216.

While the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center had performed 215 double-lung transplants before him, his was the first that resulted from the respiratory ravages of the coronavirus.

\"I survived COVID, but my lungs had just deteriorated so badly. I couldn't breathe without oxygen, lots of oxygen,\" he said. \"I couldn't leave the hospital.

\"It was get a transplant or die.\"

Now about four months into the critical first year after transplant, Randy and Sue are adjusting to a new way of life. Even getting used to being home together again is an adjustment.

They enjoy camping in their RV, but Randy is limited in how far he is permitted to travel\u00a0\u2014 just in case he would have a problem.

Some restrictions are letting up, such as how much weight he can lift, but he still goes to physical therapy twice a week and must exercise every day so his new lungs get used to being in their new body.

He must wear hats and long sleeves because he is at high risk of getting skin cancer, due to the medications he will be taking for life.

The couple goes to Iowa City every week for checkups and follow-up care. While he was a patient, Randy learned that his brother and a nephew died suddenly, so the vast campus is \u2014 as it is for thousands of others \u2014 a place of life and of death for Randy.

\"They don't just treat you physically,\" Sue said. \"They helped him through his grief, too. There were some very hard days, but the people in Iowa City are remarkable.\"

What's ahead

When Randy finally got back home to Andalusia on June 18, he got to see his \"other family.\"

Before COVID, he'd been a volunteer with the Andalusia Fire Protection District for about eight years. When he got out of the hospital, a parade of fire trucks and other apparatus showed up, sirens wailing, outside his home.

\"That was my other family,\" he said. \"That was a very emotional day for all of us.\"

While Randy is infinitely aware of the debates surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, he said he knows better than to try to convince anyone to change their mind. He will get a vaccine as soon as he is medically able, and Sue is looking forward to a booster for her vaccines, but they don't wish to evangelize.

\"It won't do any good,\" he said. \"There's too much bad information out there. If you really want to know what's going on, talk to your family doctor.\"

The virus nearly cost him his life. It will have lifelong physical, mental and financial implications (with insurance, his monthly medications are about $500), and he has had to walk away from his job and volunteer work.

But that's Randy.

\"It attacks everybody differently,\" he said of the virus. \"My wife had very little problem. Then you've got me\u00a0\u2014 one of the unfortunate ones. It attacked my respiratory system.\"

Added Sue: \"It can happen to you, just like everything in life. Our new motto is to enjoy every day and just keep going forward.\"

Randy had a word of warning: \"It's real. Take a good look at your family. I laid in a hospital bed for five months. None of this is fun.

\"Think about your family.\"

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