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A good Wednesday to all. As summer counts down its final days, its another hot and humid day for the Quad-Cities. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

1. Fog early, dangerous heat-index readings later today

NWS: Summary

Look for patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise the will be mostly sunny and humid with a high near 85 degrees. Peak heat indices are expected to reach the low 90s along and south of a line from Independence, Iowa to the Quad-Cities to Galva, Illinois. A few locations could reach the mid-90s for afternoon heat indices in the counties south of Interstate 80.

Thunderstorms are possible tonight for some areas of the Q-C region with the primary threat being heavy rain and lightning. Skies will be mostly clear in the Quad-Cities with a low around 66 degrees and a 20% chance of precipitation.

Thursday will see a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 84 degrees and a low around 68 degrees. There's a 20% chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms.

The Flood Warning for the Rock River at Moline continues until Thursday. Early today the river was at 13.41 feet and falling. Flood stage is 12 feet. The Rock is expected to fall below flood stage Thursday.

At 13.2 feet, water affects 60th Street south of John Deere Road in Moline and 75th Avenue from Green Valley Park 48th Street. Water is on Canal Road in Big Island.

2. Jury deliberates in 2nd Cahill murder trial

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Annette Cahill and defense attorney Clemens Erdahl discuss the trial Tuesday during closing arguments. The second murder trial of Cahill began last Monday with jury selection.

A Muscatine jury began deliberations Tuesday afternoon to determine whether Annette Cahill murdered Corey Wieneke in October 1992.

The state and the defense made closing arguments Tuesday in the second first-degree murder trial of Cahill. Wieneke, 22, was found dead from blunt force trauma injuries to the head Oct. 13, 1992, in his rural West Liberty home. Cahill, now 56, was arrested in May 2018 and charged with killing Wieneke, her former boyfriend. Read more.

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Here's some timely advice from the Davenport Police Department.

3. Ickes:  At the I-74 bridge build with the big boss

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Danielle Alvarez, I-74 project manager for the Iowa Department of Transportation, left, talks with Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes about the new I-74 bridge project Tuesday.

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You wouldn't guess it from the ground, but the arch pieces being set for the new bridge have the interior space of semitrailers.

For the bridge-obsessed, the factoids that came out of a riverfront chat Tuesday with I-74 Project Manager Danielle Alvarez are satisfyingly mind blowing.

We knew from interviews with local iron workers that the arches are hollow inside. As sections are added, they are bolted together from the inside. An apparent shortage of imagination had Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes picturing bent-over workers entering the arches with their torque wrenches.

But the fact is, they could drive a vehicle inside the arches. They are 8 feet wide and 10 feet high. Read more.

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4. Jim Slavens leaves a legacy as banker, attorney and 'idea guy'

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James "Jim" Slavens, whose careers spanned the fields of law, banking and business, was remembered Tuesday as "the idea guy" and an early entrepreneur.    

"I don't know that there has ever been a more creative business mind that I ever met. Jim was always full of ideas, always on the cutting edge," said his nephew Joe Slavens, who succeeded him in leadership at Northwest Bank & Trust Co., Davenport. 

Jim Slavens of Bettendorf died Monday at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. He was 77. Read more.

5. Athletes and teams of the week

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Moline's Kaeden Dreifurst looks down the field as he runs away from a tackler during the first quarter of their game at Moline last Friday. 

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6. Lights add safety to Hilltop area

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Five new light standards on the south side of 12th Street between Brady and Main streets are adding an extra feeling of security to the Hilltop Campus Village.

Five new decorative and functional LED light standards have been installed on the south side of Davenport's 12th Street between Brady and Main streets to enhance the safety and security of the people living there and people attending an increasing number of evening events. Read more.

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Cokie Roberts a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died from complications from breast cancer.