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A closed Davenport hotel was demolished Thursday.

The former Hotel Davenport and Conference Center, 5202 Brady St., Davenport, was torn down to make the lot marketable for redevelopment.

It had faced a number of fire, life safety and health code violations.

The hotel opened in 1966 as a 150-room Holiday Inn with a restaurant, lounge and pool. It became a Clarion in 2006 and underwent several ownership changes after that.

Jay Shreeji 1 LLC, purchased it in the fall of 2017. In January 2018, a real estate broker with NAI Ruhl Commerical Co., said the Eldridge-based company was evaluating whether to keep the hotel and redevelop it, demolish it or repurpose it.

The building sits on 8 acres along 53rd Street, between Brady Street and Welcome Way, and has sat vacant for more than three years with lack of regular maintenance.

After an inspection last fall, the city declared the building unsafe, citing needed repairs to the building's foundation, plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling systems, as well as replacing broken or missing windows and doors.

The owner, Alex Patel, agreed to tear down the building at his expense and began preparations last month to begin demolition, Rich Oswald, neighborhood services director for the city of Davenport, said in February.

Patel has said he had no firm plans for the site.

The property is zoned C2 commercial, which allows for a host of commercial, retail, office and residential uses, such as drive-thru and other restaurants, condos, apartments, townhouses, bar, microbrewery, shops and more.

The site also qualifies for the city's Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption program, which seeks to encourage private investment in targeted areas of the city by softening the burden of higher property taxes that can result from new development.

The program provides a 100% property tax exemption over three years or a 10-year sliding scale for commercial and industrial construction, and a 10-year 100% exemption or a 10-year sliding scale for residential construction.

Big Story: New hotels are going up all over the Quad-Cities. Take a look inside the area's suddenly booming hotel industry
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A Bettendorf man has been arrested after Scott County Sheriff\u2019s deputies and Bettendorf police seized 50 grams of methamphetamine from an apartment in which he and a woman were found.

Briar Tracy Land, 26, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

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

Land also is charged with second-degree theft as he was driving a stolen vehicle early Tuesday when he was arrested. That charge also is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.

According to the arrest affidavits Scott County Sheriff\u2019s Sgt. Daniel Furlong, at noon on April 1, Scott County Sheriff\u2019s deputies and Bettendorf police searched an apartment in which they located Land and a woman, Morgan Cornette, 37.

Officers also seized a total of 50 grams of methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales and drug paraphernalia.

Land admitted to police that he had traveled to Burlington with a person and that person purchased two ounces of meth. There are 28.35 grams in an ounce. Police say that one-tenth of a gram is the normal dose, or \"hit,\" of meth.\u00a0

A search of Land\u2019s cell phone indicated he is involved with methamphetamine sales.

Cornette declined to make any statements to police, but a search of her cell phone indicated she also is involved in the trafficking of meth and an arrest warrant has been requested for her, according to the affidavits for Land. Cornette was not in custody Tuesday and Scott County District Court online records do not indicate that she has yet been charged.

Bettendorf police arrested Lamb early Tuesday. At the time of his arrest he was driving a stolen vehicle. According to that arrest affidavit filed by Bettendorf Police Officer Wyatt Flickinger, Lamb said that he had taken possession of the vehicle from another person at the Baymont Inn, 400 Jason Way.

Land was being held Tuesday night in the Scott County Jail on cash-only bonds totaling $30,000, and a $2,000 bond, cash or surety, on a charge of third-degree theft for which he had failed to appear for his court dates.

A preliminary hearing in Land\u2019s cases has been scheduled for April 23 in Scott County District Court.

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Just when you worry that young people are lost, they show you the way.

If they were listening Monday, some North Scott parents could have learned something from their kids.

A writing assignment at the high school and an assembly at the middle school drew so much ire from some parents, a school gym was opened Monday night to accommodate the crowd attending the school board meeting. More than 500 people watched it on Facebook live.

At issue: Middle schoolers were shown a presentation called \"A Discussion on Empathy.\" Part of the focus was on privilege and how to measure it. The kids were instructed to give themselves points or take away points for certain benefits and disadvantages in their lives.

It was heavy stuff for 7th graders. This point, for instance: \"If your family has health insurance, add a point.\"

Even if all the 12-and-13-year-old kids know whether they have health coverage, the idea of getting credit for it must have been confusing. But, as I wasn't privy to the discussion that followed the presentation, it's hard to say.

The students were specifically told not to share their privilege scores, but some parents saw the assembly as an exercise in white shame. One parent, speaking on behalf of a group of parents, even asked for an \"investigation\" into the assembly.

It's important to note the event was undertaken specifically because some minority students were the targets of long-term bullying at the middle school, which other students failed to report, Superintendent Joe Stutting said.

It may or may not have been a good thing for 7th graders to be made to feel \"uncomfortable\" by an accounting of their advantages and/or disadvantages. For the parents concerned about it, what a great opportunity for an important family discussion\u00a0\u2014 a learning opportunity.

The high schoolers offered another one.

In a college-prep composition class at North Scott High School, students were instructed to write essays about a topic that \"triggers\" them. They were supplied with a list of intentionally inflammatory statements and told to pick one to research.

\"To be absolutely clear: (teachers) Chapman and Sambdman love all of you and will not judge you on your personal beliefs. We swear. We\u2019ve been doing this essay for years,\" the assignment read. \"We simply want you to think and recognize when the backfire effect happens to you. While some of the statements on here can be offensive, as is their design, they are rooted in elements of factor-heavy beliefs that are generally mainstream.

\"They are specifically curated to elicit a response somewhere from you.\"

That somewhere was at home.

Comp-class student and North Scott senior Alex Dickman spoke during the board meeting and elaborated Tuesday on how some parents judged the assignment too quickly. In a bit of irony, some parents were triggered by a school assignment they knew little about.

\"They didn't have the full understanding,\" Dickman said.

While most parents who had students in the class understood the assignment, he said, others based their outrage purely on the list of statements to be researched. Again, the statements were intended to inspire critical thinking.

For Dickman, it worked. A gun-rights conservative, he chose to write his essay about this statement: \"More guns do not stop crimes \u2014 they actually impose more of a danger.\"

His work on the essay did not transform him into a liberal.

\"It didn't really change my views but, in a debate, I could better understand where they (gun-control advocates) are coming from,\" he said. \"That was 100 percent the point.

\"Ms. (Jen) Sambdman made it very clear the whole point of the assignment was to help us think critically about issues. I don't want there to be any confusion that Ms. Sambdman pushed her views on us. She is very unbiased ... and made clear she wasn't judging us on our viewpoints but in our expression of our views.\"

So he took the lesson on the road to the board meeting, hoping to clarify for parents that the exercise was not based in political persuasion by an activist educator.

\"I hope they (parents) were able to understand ... they need the full story before they jump to conclusions.\"

Class dismissed.

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For the second time in less than three weeks, standing water on the new I-74 bridge is being blamed for multi-vehicle crashes in Moline.

Heavy spring rains are slow to drain away from the new driving surface on the Illinois-bound lanes, prompting Moline Police to issue hazard warnings to the public. During weekend rains, at least six crashes occurred in the same spot above 7th Avenue.

Several vehicles hydroplaned, police said, meaning standing water caused vehicles' tires to lose contact with the road surface.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is assuring that the water issue soon will be resolved.

\"I-74 is currently in a temporary two-way configuration, and we\u2019re using nearly the entire width of the roadway, including the shoulders where water is directed to drains,\" I-74 Corridor Manager George Ryan said Monday. \"The current traffic configuration near the 7th Avenue overpass requires temporary median barriers, which limits access to the new drains and causes water to drain slower.

\"Water on the Iowa-bound side of the roadway has access to more drains. We are confident that drainage will improve when we implement the next traffic stage, which shifts Illinois-bound traffic onto the new pavement just after crossing the river bridge into Moline.\"

In mid-summer, Ryan said, traffic will be moved off the shoulders and the temporary barriers will be removed, which will allow water to properly drain.

Meanwhile, signs soon will be added to warn motorists about the potential for standing water. Slower driving, especially in rain, also will help, he said, and drivers should remember that I-74 is an active construction zone.

The Moline Police Department recently posted two warnings on the agency's Facebook page to notify drivers of the water danger.

\"Due to the amount of rainfall, we are once again experiencing water buildup on the (current) Illinois bound portion of the new I-74 River Bridge,\" Saturday's post read. \"The water buildup begins as you near the 7th Avenue overpass, which has caused seven motor vehicle crashes already today.\"

On Monday, police clarified there had been six crashes, including four vehicles that hydroplaned and two caused by traffic backups from the other two crashes.

While the Illinois State Police has jurisdiction over the bridge, Moline police respond because they are closer. State police took over traffic control during the weekend crashes.

\"Traffic hazard alert!!!,\" was posted on the police department's Facebook account on March 23. \"Due to standing water, several vehicles are hydroplaning on the southbound lanes of the new I-74 River Bridge.

\"Officers are currently handling several multi-vehicle crashes and traffic will be delayed while they get the area cleaned up. If you can avoid the area, please find an alternate route.\"

Motorists also have noticed a slanting section of roadway in an Iowa-bound lane of the new bridge. Also above 7th Avenue, the section is meant to be a shoulder and is being used temporarily, DOT officials said.

Photos: Construction Continues on the new I-74 Bridge
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The State's Attorney Office has finished its review of the racist video filmed by Moline High School football players and moved the case to its Juvenile Division.

The move comes as the teen in the video has issued a statement.

Moline superintendent: Students who made video will not go unsanctioned

Molin-Coal Valley School Superintendent Rachel Savage said the actions depicted in a video that shook the district this weekend were intolerable and unacceptable and will not go unsanctioned. She said the district is not defined by what happened Friday night, but instead will be defined by the actions it takes now.

In the video, the teen, who is Black, is taunted to sit in a locker that has bananas hanging in it. Only the hand of the teen doing the taunting is visible. When the young man sits in the locker room, the other team members cheer.

The newspaper has not shared the video to protect the privacy of the teen.

The 11-second video went viral Friday. Moline Police and the Moline-Coal Valley School District launched separate investigations. The police turned its investigation over to the State's Attorney Friday night.

\"The Office has referred the matter for appropriate action in our Juvenile Division,\" State's Attorney\u00a0Dora A. Villarreal said in a statement Monday.\u00a0

\"The laws in our state prohibit the public disclosure of any juvenile matters, regardless of the public\u2019s interest or opinion, and it remains this Office\u2019s duty to carefully protect this information,\" Villarreal said in the news release.

The school district's investigation is separate, within its school guidelines, policies and discipline process. That process is still ongoing.

Through the state's attorney's office, the teen in the video issued a statement:

\u00a0\u201cI want to make it known that I'm fine. Everyone is worried about me and showing concern for me and I really appreciate it. Second, can everyone please stop talking about the incident and video? I understand everyone wants justice for me and they want what they think is right to be done, but I already made my feelings known to the police and my friends about how I feel about everything. I love the football team I'm on and they're good guys. I know that personally. I talked to the people involved individually and they apologized. We had a heartfelt talk about it and I told them how I felt. So please don't harass, bully, or \u00a0threaten them at all. Lastly, I want to get my \u00a0life back together, and my student-athlete life back on track, so if you do ever see me or know who I am, treat me as a human first, not a victim.\u201d\u00a0

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A 19-year-old Camanche man is facing sex abuse charges after Clinton County authorities alleged he committed a sex act on a 10-year-old girl.

Nicholas Lee Campie is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. Each of the charges is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

Campie also is charged with two counts of enticing a minor under the age of 13. Each of those charges is a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of 10 years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Clinton County Sheriff\u2019s investigator Marissa Mussmann, on May 14 a report was filed with the Clinton County Sheriff\u2019s Department that alleged the 18-year-old man sexually abused a 10-year-old girl.

The two had communicated on Snapchat and texted and met up a couple of times, including on one occasion when Campie picked the girl up from her house at midnight to take her to his house to play video games. The girl was at the house for several hours and then Campie drove her back home.

She went with Campie again two weeks later when he sexually abused her.

Campie was arrested Friday and booked into the Clinton County Jail. During a first appearance hearing Saturday in Clinton County District Court, Magistrate Michael Judge set Campie\u2019s bond at $50,000, cash only. Campie remained Monday night in the Clinton County Jail.

On Monday, Campie\u2019s attorney, Harold DeLange II, waived the preliminary hearing. Clinton County District Court Judge Henry Latham II scheduled an arraignment date of April 20 in Clinton County District Court.

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Watching professional baseball in Davenport could get more relaxing.

The city of Davenport would make more than $5 million in new improvements and renovations to the city's minor league baseball stadium, including new seating, under an updated lease agreement with the owner of the Quad Cities River Bandits.

\"The whole goal of this was to ensure that baseball stays; to ensure Modern Woodmen Park is a viable and wonderful stadium ... and ensure our facility is a state-of-the-art place that we all love,\" said Davenport Mayor Mike Matson.

Davenport aldermen will meet Wednesday to approve a new 10-year lease agreement with Main Street Iowa, LLC, the Quad Cities River Bandits' ownership group, for the use of Modern Woodmen Park.

The agreement includes a list of planned renovations and improvements to Modern Woodmen Park to bring the 90-year-old stadium, which has been rebuilt and remodeled several times, up to Major League Baseball facility standards.

The River Bandits recently\u00a0finalized a 10-year agreement with the Kansas City Royals\u00a0to become the advanced-A affiliate of the Royals, accepting an invitation from the American League club to become part of its player development system beginning this season.

\"After a year of no baseball and Major League Baseball completely restructuring, we are excited to have the Royals here and we have a new lease that is reflective of new minor league baseball\" and level of play in the Quad-Cities, City Administrator Corri Spiegel said.

The River Bandits' home opener is set for May 11 against Cedar Rapids.

The proposed lease calls for an annual lease payment of $150,000 per year, and requires the city allocate $136,500 annually for stadium improvements, which would increase to $186,500 in fiscal year 2024.

Planned improvements include clubhouse renovations, extending a flood wall, a workout room addition, new seating, improved ballfield security, new sound system, facia replacement, replaced heating and cooling system for stadium suites, shade covering for the stadium \"party plaza\" and \"enhancements\" for fans with mobility issues.

Funding for the stadium improvements will predominantly come from city issued debt and local option sales tax revenue, Spiegel said.

\"We are certainly very pleased by the evolving partnership between the River Bandits and the city of Davenport,\" said Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken, who recently joined the Quad Cities River Bandits' ownership group that leases Modern Woodmen Park. \"We think that this new agreement will help ensure the future of professional baseball in the Quad Cities.\"

Dave Heller, president and CEO of Main Street Baseball and majority owner and managing partner of the River Bandits, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

A 2020 analysis by Visit Quad Cities estimates the River Bandits contribute about $18.7 million in direct spending and economic impact to Davenport annually based on a full, regular season.

\"I think the fact that the city and River Bandits have a new lease agreement is exciting,\" said Dave Herrell, president and CEO of Visit Quad Cities. \"The River Bandits are critical for our regional destination ... in driving people to downtown Davenport and activating Modern Woodmen Park. And they're such a big part of our quality of life and brand. ... Definitely, it's a big win for the Quad Cities. It's a great thing for people who like baseball and people who like live events.\"

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A Davenport man is facing charges after allegedly operating a drug house at which police found someone dead on the floor in February.

John J. Vondran, 54, has been charged with gathering where controlled substances are used, according to Scott County court records.

The charge stems from a Feb. 18 police call, according to court records. Officers were sent around 3 p.m. to 220 W. 16th St. for a report of a possible fatal heroin overdose.

\u201cUpon officers arriving at the residence, they observed a deceased male who was located lying on the living room floor, just inside the door to the residence,\u201d court records state.

The person was not further identified in the court records.

There were other people at the address when police arrived and those allegedly admitted to using heroin with the person just before he died.

Police used a search warrant to search the residence, and allegedly found syringes, torn baggies and pipes used for consuming narcotics, court records state.

Authorities contend in the court records that investigators learned Vondran regularly allowed people to use the residence as a place to sell, use or make drugs.

A warrant was issued April 6 and Vondran was arrested Thursday. He made his initial appearance Friday.

Vondran has also been charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was in custody Friday, held on a $5,000 bond, according to the Scott County Jail.

Court records state his next court date was scheduled for Tuesday.

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Pleasant Valley High School was vandalized Tuesday night.

At 8:45 p.m., someone damaged windows at the high school, Pleasant Valley Community School District officials said in an alert to parents.

The district asks that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500, School Resource Officer Jamey Fah at 563-343-8350 or send information through our P3 Campus app.

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The LeClaire Police Department has arrested a Davenport woman in relation to the death of an infant last year.

Angela Marxen, 56, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the first degree, a Class A felony; child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony; and child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor. Marxen was transported to the Scott County Jail, where she is being held without bond.

According to a release from LeClaire Police Chief Shane Themas, on Feb. 5, 2020, at approximately 3:15 p.m., LeClaire officers were dispatched to an in-home day care on Frontier Court in LeClaire for an \"infant in distress.\"

Upon arrival, first responders observed a 5-month-old girl who appeared to be unresponsive with labored breathing. The baby was transported to a local hospital, then airlifted to Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, where doctors discovered she had a fractured skull as well as a brain bleed.

The infant died four days later, on Feb. 9.

Marxen was the homeowner and sole day care provider for the residence, and therefore responsible for the infant's care at the time of the incident, according to LeClaire Police.

An autopsy report stated the official cause of death was blunt force injuries to the head. Because of the severity of the injuries, LeClaire Police and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations began a criminal investigation that lasted 14 months. The investigation determined the injuries that caused the infant's death were not accidental.

LeClaire Police and Iowa DCI were assisted by the Scott County Attorney's Office, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Medic EMS and the LeClaire Fire Department.

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