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Rick's Six: Chaos at the capitol, snow removal complaints, and COVID-19 vaccine update
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Rick's Six: Chaos at the capitol, snow removal complaints, and COVID-19 vaccine update

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From overnight:

Here in the Quad-Cities, a good day after an unsettling evening.

Areas of fog will continue through mid morning throughout the Quad-City region, according to a National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook. The outlook goes on to say there will be some patchy areas of dense fog reducing visibility down to a quarter mile in some locations. The fog may also deposit a thin ice layer and produce localized slick spots on surfaces.

Here in the Q-C metro area:

1. Some fog and clouds

NWS: Summary

Be alert for patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, the day will be cloudy with a high near 32 degrees and a low around 25 degrees.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 29 degrees and a low around 18 degrees.

2. Moline aims to improve snow removal services after complaints

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Michele Yarger complained to Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri after repeated calls to public works about 25th Avenue Court, shown here Tuesday, not being plowed. Yarger said it is an ongoing issue.

Moline officials are determined to provide better snow removal services for residents after some neighborhoods weren't cleared in a timely manner following last week's snow storm. Read more.

3. Davenport plan to replace Elm Street bridge hits potential snag

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The Elm Street bridge in Davenport has been closed since 2018. Plans to rebuild it may be pushed out, as there were only two bidders on the project.

Lack of bids from contractors already booked solid for 2021 and increased steel prices could potentially delay replacement of a Davenport bridge that has been closed for more than two years. Read more.

4. More on the coronavirus in the Quad-Cities

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5. Davenport man charged after brandishing a gun in Muscatine

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Joseph Dietrich

A Davenport man was arrested Monday after allegedly brandishing a handgun at subjects at Newell Avenue and Cemetery Lane.

According to court documents, Joseph Dale Dietrich, 28, of Davenport, faces a Class D felony charge of dominion/control of a firearm by a felon. A Class D felony can bring up to five years in prison. He also faces misdemeanor charges of carrying weapons, fourth-degree fraudulent practice, and domestic abuse assault displaying or use of a weapon. The court documents show after the incident a order of protection was filed with the court. He remains in the Muscatine County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

The charging document says that at about 7:14 a.m. Monday, officers responded to reports of an armed subject. The reporting party said that Dietrich had waived a handgun at them and left, heading toward Greenwood Cemetery. Officers located Dietrich walking north in the 1100 block of Logan Street. He ran when officers approached and a chase ensued. Officers found Dietrich with a backpack containing a 9mm Springfield XDS handgun with six rounds inside. The serial number on the gun had been removed. Two additional magazines with ammunition were located in the backpack.

Court documents show in Scott County Dietrich has multiple convictions, including several for third degree burglary, a felony.

Scott County Jail

Scott County supervisors are planning how to spend its federal COVID-19 rescue dollars. Projects receiving majority support from supervisors include $1 million in renovations to the Scott County Jail to provide COVID-19 mitigation measures to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus among inmates.

 

6. Trending stories

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As congress convened to certify the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a mob descended on the capitol in an attempt to block the confirmation. We unpick the events of the closing act of the Trump presidency.

CBC News’ David Common breaks down what happened on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and how U.S. President Donald Trump stoked discontent among his supporters before he lost the election.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The protest and march began at the GOP Rock Island Headquarters and continued on around the Rock Island County office building before ending back at the GOP headquarters. Participants chanted phrases “stop the steal” and “USA” throughout the event. Roxanne Croegaert, of Milan, stated “we’re out here because we’re sick to our stomachs. We’re looking at this like a rebirth of the party.”

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