Investigators have released the name of the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Rock Island.
The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Brian Deal from Mylan.
The crash occurred over the weekend when Deal collided head-on with a car on Knoxville, near the Knoxville Tap on the southeast side of Milan.
The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.
In other news, student athletes from both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are under investigation for alleged online sports gambling.
The NCAA strictly prohibits athletes, coaches, and athletic staff members from participating in any form of gambling.
A total of 41 student athletes and one full-time employee are involved in the ongoing investigation, with both universities taking the allegations seriously.
Meanwhile, the Mississippi River levels in Davenport, Iowa, are receding, prompting the city to begin removing the HESCO barriers.
The Davenport visitor center is expected to reopen soon, but other riverfront locations like the Freight House and farmers market remain closed due to concerns about bacteria in the floodwaters.
The city advises people to stay away from the water near the remaining barriers.
The cost of flood prevention measures has been estimated at approximately $200,000, and the city has utilized its natural disaster fund to address the situation.
On a lighter note, the Quad City River Bandits, a local baseball team, are finally returning home after two weeks of away games.
Despite the flooding that surrounded Modern Woodman Park, the team will be able to play their first home game tonight against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
The Mississippi River’s water levels have receded sufficiently to allow access to the ballpark.
While half of the parking lot remains underwater, fans can park for free in the limited available spots or downtown.
The team owner, Dave Heller, expressed relief that the scheduling worked out perfectly, with their road trip coinciding with the peak of the flooding.
That concludes our news for today.
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