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CrimeStoppers of the Quad-Cities is looking for information regarding this road rage assault on the I-74 bridge.

According to CrimeStoppers:

\"On October 29, 2018, the victim was driving northbound on I-74 and another vehicle was behind her, tailgating. The suspect vehicle got in front of the victim and traffic slowed to a stop on the bridge.

\"The suspect exited his car, walked to the victim\u2019s car and without warning, punched her in the head. The suspect got into his car and took off into Iowa.

\"He is described as male wearing a black sweatshirt and red pants.

\"The victim was able to take a photo of the suspect and suspect\u2019s license plate.\"

If you recognize this person, call the tip line 309-762-9500 or submit your tip using the free app P3 Tips. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.

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Three men were arrested Thursday night after police say they found marijuana, cocaine, cash, and packaging materials in a vehicle they were in.

Alvin Hilliard, 30, of the 2300 block of East Pleasant Street, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana; two counts of failure to affix drug tax stamp; and one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. He was released from the Scott County Jail after posting $35,000 through a bail bond company.

Tracey Leon Morgan, 34, last known address in the 500 block of North Marquette Street, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and two counts of failure to affix drug tax stamp. He was released from the jail after posting $25,000 through a bail bond company.

Deandre Lemar Patrick, 31, last known address in the 1900 block of West 2nd Street, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and one count of failure to affix drug tax stamp.

All three men have a preliminary hearing Nov. 21.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police, the three men were identified by officers as the occupants of a 2019 Chevrolet Impala just before noon in the 5900 block of Elmore Avenue.

Hilliard was driving, Morgan was in the front passenger seat and Patrick was in the backseat. Hilliard and Morgan, both wanted on warrants in unrelated drug cases, were identified by plain-clothes officers.

Officers could see a vacuum sealed bag straddling the center console and backseat.

In a search of the vehicle, detectives found 543.35 grams of marijuana in the bag, a pink backpack holding three plastic bags of marijuana with a weight of 68.75 grams, a digital scale and packaging material. Also a plastic bag containing 2.7 grams of cocaine, a duffel bag with 436.6 grams of marijuana, a plastic bag containing 55.7 grams of marijuana and $13,050 in cash.

Police subsequently searched a East Pleasant Street address linked to Hilliard. There they found a black suitcase containing nearly 2,433 grams of marijuana and additional packaging material, similar to that in the vehicle. They also searched a Buick Lacrosse registered to Morgan, found parked in front of the East Pleasant Street home. It contained packaging material similar to that located in the suitcase.

The cocaine charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, while the remaining charges are all a Class D felony each punishable by up to five years in prison.

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Davenport police arrested four boys, ages 12 through 14, Thursday when they were found in a stolen SUV.

A loaded gun also was seized from the vehicle.\u00a0

One of the boys, age 14, was driving the stolen vehicle and was wanted on an active warrant for second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony and assault while participating in a felony. The boy also has been named in a couple of incidents where he was alleged to have had a weapon.

The boy now is also facing charges of first-degree theft, carrying weapons and interference with official acts causing bodily injuries, as well as several driving offenses.

According to a news release issued Thursday by Davenport Police, at 3:52 p.m. officers located a stolen white Ford Edge in the area of West Central Park Avenue and Wilkes Avenue.

A vehicle pursuit ensued and the vehicle was eventually stopped by officers using a PIT, or pursuit intervention technique, on 59th Street near Main Street.

All four of the boys in the vehicle fled, but each was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

A loaded handgun was located inside the vehicle.

Two of the officers at the scene and one of the boys was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, for treatment of minor injuries.

Two squad cars and the stolen Edge were damaged in the pursuit.

In addition to the driver, the three other boys in the vehicle, ages 12, 13 and 14, are charged with carrying weapons, first-degree theft and interference with official acts causing bodily injury.

At least two of the boys were being held Thursday night in the Scott County Detention Center.

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Of the many questions Rick Harris fields about his business, the top one is this: \u201cWhat is mead?\u201d

And he expects to get that question even more starting on Thursday, when his Bootleg Hill Honey Meads, the Quad-Cities\u2019 first meadery, opens its doors on East 2nd Street in downtown Davenport.

\u201cThis will be a place for people to learn about mead,\" he said. \"And try it, probably for the first time.\"\u00a0

Mead, which is made by fermenting honey and often likened to honey wine, is a rather under-the-radar alcoholic drink, Harris said, though it is picking up buzz around the country.

In 2003, there were about 30 meaderies in the United States and that number soared to 300 as of 2016, according to the American Mead Makers Association.

\u201cIt is the fastest growing segment of the alcohol industry,\u201d Harris said. \u201cIt is also, probably, the smallest.\u201d

He is confident that the mead movement will take off in the Quad-Cities, perhaps following the path of the craft beer movement.

\u201cIt is something that\u2019s just being introduced here and I think it will grow,\u201d Harris said. \u201cIt is unlike anything the Quad-Cities has seen before.\"\u00a0

And when people try mead, they may just discover a new favorite.

That\u2019s what happened to Harris, a former banker and homebrewing hobbyist who first tried mead in the mid-2000s.

\u201cWith mead, you have the ability to take on an unlimited amount of different flavors,\u201d he said. \u201cYou can really do anything with it. That\u2019s what I like about it.\u201d

So, he became a mead maker and converted his East Moline basement into a production room.

Over the last several weeks, Harris has moved most of his equipment to his new digs inside the historic building in the \u201cBucktown\u201d area of downtown Davenport near the Government Bridge.

In the east side of the building, a restaurant is expected to open in 2019. Across the street is Great River Brewery and within a short walk are recent additions, Armored Gardens, Ruby\u2019s and the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel.

\u201cWith everything else around here, I am certain this will be a destination,\u201d Harris said.

On opening day, Bootleg Hill will have 11 types of mead on tap in its cozy tasting room, which has a capacity of about 65 people. There is seating along a copper bar as well as high-top tables and a lounge area; all options come with a window view looking out to 2nd Street.

Flavors include wildflower, orange blossom, blueberry, raspberry and coffee and range from sweet to semi-sweet to dry. Other options include mead slushies and mead mimosas.

And, it\u2019s worth noting, this is strong stuff: Mead comes with an alcohol content of at least 14 percent.

That\u2019s why mead will be served in 5-ounce pours at Bootleg Hill. Flights, featuring smaller pours of a variety of five meads, will also be available.

The bar will also serve four craft beers, a cider from Iowa City\u2019s Wilson\u2019s Orchard and wine.

Harris plans to soon offer daily tours through the back of the meadery, where mead will be regularly produced.

\u201cI hope people have a experience here that they are not able to have anywhere else,\" Harris said. \"That's what we're going for\u00a0\u2014 a unique experience.\"

Mead movement: Quad-Cities' first meadery to open on Thursday
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Construction is continuing on a new strip mall at Bettendorf\u2019s Devils Glen and Middle roads that developer Chris Cannon hopes will attract a restaurant (or two), a salon, a cell phone business and a coffee and/or bakery shop.

The building on the southeast corner of the intersection, between Whitey\u2019s and Colo Hub, is 200 feet wide and 70 feet deep, with 145,200 square feet, said Mark Snyder, project manager for Russell Construction.

That size can accommodate a maximum of seven business, although there could be fewer depending on the space needs of the tenants who are signed, he said.

Construction began in August and the shell should be complete in December.

\u201cThe intent is to attract users beneficial to the neighborhood and the community,\u201d Snyder said. \u201cSo much is happening north of there. Dr. Cannon wanted to add shopping and new retail opportunities in this neighborhood.\u201d

No one has been signed yet and Cannon, a dentist who grew up in Bettendorf, is willing to wait for high-quality users, \u201cso it might sit vacant\u201d for a time, Snynder said.

The mall will be called Spartan Square with a goal of building a relationship with people going to and from Pleasant Valley High School who may need a meal, Snyder said.

One of the businesses will be a drive-through with the intent of improving traffic patterns through the corner.

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The day after soldiers from the Iowa National Guard were celebrated in a homecoming ceremony in Davenport this month, they were told the bad news.

Nearly every member of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion \u2014 about 366 out of 400 soldiers \u2014 were overpaid by the federal government. And the government intends to get its money back.

During the battalion's recent year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq, soldiers were overpaid amounts ranging from a few dollars to several thousand dollars each, Lt. Col. Michael Wunn, a spokesman for the Iowa National Guard, confirmed this week.

\"When National Guard Soldiers deploy in a federal status supporting an overseas contingency, their pay is managed by the active duty Army component,\" Wunn explained in an email Tuesday. \"This includes starting and stopping pay according to each Soldier's dates of duty.

\"It appears the problem stems from an issue at the demobilization station (Ft. Hood, Texas) that caused some members of the battalion to continue receiving their active duty pay and/or entitlements once their active duty orders ended.

\"As a result, impacted Soldiers incurred a debt to the federal government for pay they should not have received but did that now must be recouped. The Iowa National Guard took immediate action to notify Soldiers of this problem as soon as it was discovered. In fact, many Soldiers have already taken steps to repay this money.\"

The wife of a Bettendorf man who serves with the 248th said news of the error was conveyed the day after a homecoming celebration at the Davenport Army Aviation Support Facility. Each soldier was required to sign a paper, acknowledging the debt, she said. But the soldiers were not provided any paperwork explaining when or how the overpayments were made, she said.

The woman spoke on the condition of anonymity, saying that her husband feared \"backlash\" from leadership. She said the situation creates a hardship for many returning soldiers, given they are being told to repay the money by the end of the year, but the 248th has only one opportunity for drill pay remaining this year.

Wunn said withholding drill pay is one of several options for the soldiers.

\"We understand this creates a hardship for those affected,\" he wrote. \"The Defense Finance and Accounting Services provides Soldiers with a variety of options to repay the debt they incurred as a result of the overpayment.\"

Options are: Army keeps 100 percent of monthly checks until the debt is paid; solider decides on a monthly payment to be taken from pay; two-thirds of base pay is taken each week; soldier can write a check for the entirety of the debt.

Money owed ranges from $2 to $4,500, depending on rank, years of service, entitlements and duration of the payment error, Wunn said.

\"Soldiers are not required to have the debt paid in full before the end of the year, but they must understand that if they don't have their debt settled before the end of the current tax year, they will need to file an amended tax return for 2018 once the debt is repaid,\" he wrote.

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, reacted angrily to the request.

\u201cIt is completely unacceptable that a payroll error made by the Army could now cause financially harmful consequences for our soldiers, who already sacrifice so much in service to our nation,\" he said Wednesday afternoon. \"The Army must work with each individual soldier to ensure that they do not face any financial harm or difficulty. I encourage any service member in Iowa who was affected by this failure at the Department of Defense to reach out to my office if you are in need of assistance.\u201d

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A spokesman for Genesis Medical Center said that there was no \"imminent threat to staff or patients\" after staff disarmed a man of a weapon Thursday morning.

Craig Cooper, a spokesman for Genesis, said the Bettendorf Police Department warned hospital security about an individual who was suspected to be armed and was possibly near Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

\"The individual did present to emergency department,\" Cooper said in an email. \"Staff asked if he was armed and he gave up the weapon without incident.\"

Cooper said the man was \"not threatening in any way\" and was cooperative. He did not say what type of weapon the man had.

Copper said it was not necessary to lock down the hospital.

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