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  • Davenport North stymies Prairie for third straight win - Quad City TimesDavenport North stymies Prairie for third straight win - Quad City Times

    Quad City TimesDavenport North stymies Prairie for third straight winQuad City TimesDavenport North boys basketball coach Joe Ewen has a defensive ceiling for his team every game in relation to points allowed. "Our goal is 42 points a game," Ewen said. While his Wildcats did not quite hit that mark, North grounded a high-scoring Cedar ...

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  • Burlington Community Schools continue to see a decline in enrollmentBurlington Community Schools continue to see a decline in enrollment

    BURLINGTON, Iowa - In the last 36 years the district has lost 1,400 students and just in the last year 170 students. Parents think there are a variety of reasons. "If a lot of the families are leaving, I'm guessing it's because it's a lot of the some of the recent crime and also probably jobs," said Corina Shipp, parent. "The lack of communication between the school and the parent," said Andrea Lane, parent. Superintendent Pat Coen says there are many factors, one being the poverty rate in Burlington, it's 40% higher than the state average, and the lack of job opportunities for those who have a higher education. "We're sitting at 20% of our population working with a bachelors degree, so for every 10 kids that we're sending to the University that do very well we only have a job for two of them," said Coen. It shows in the population, Burlington's lost about 20% of it's residents, the problem is directly tied to state funding. "In 1981 we had I believe 19 school buildings in Burlington Community School District and now were setting with 5 elementary, there's 2 middle schools a high school and a JMAC so we have less than half the number of school buildings we used to have and that's because of declining enrollment," said Coen.

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  • Davenport wrestling wins dual at Alma - MLive.comDavenport wrestling wins dual at Alma - MLive.com

    MLive.comDavenport wrestling wins dual at AlmaMLive.comALMA, Mich. - The Davenport wrestling team tussled with Alma College on Tuesday night in the first dual of the 2018 portion of the season. The teams battled back-and-forth, but in the end it was Davenport capturing a 24-21 win over the Scots. The ...

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  • Macomb falls to Davenport - Shawnee News StarMacomb falls to Davenport - Shawnee News Star

    Shawnee News StarMacomb falls to DavenportShawnee News StarSHAWNEE – Macomb was unable to overcome a 17 point deficit at halftime, losing 56-30 to Davenport in the opening round of the Pottawatomie County Invitational Monday evening. Davenport ended the first quarter on a 11-0 run and took a 19-10 lead into ...

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  • QC Community remembers the Captain’s TableQC Community remembers the Captain’s Table

    MOLINE-- Inside the Rock Island County Historical Society, Meredith Peterson looks through old newspaper clippings remembering the Captain’s Table. “I’m kind of a river rat and I kind of enjoyed sitting by the river having dinner,” says Peterson, president of the Rock Island County Historical Society. Originally, the sea food restaurant only opened during boating season, but shortly after it opened in 1974, it became a year-round restaurant. A local gem, researchers described, as a sea food haven overlooking the Marquis Harbor boating marina. Tuesday morning’s fire shut the Captain’s Table down, with damage so severe crews were forced to demolish the building. "I think we lost a landmark…It was a little bit of a concert venue, it was a neighborhood, it was a river destination," says Paterson. The restaurant changed hands multiple times through the years, but it was owned by Jim Sweet for about 20 years before selling it to Marquis Management in 2000. Daid Sweet, son of the former owner says the restaurant is currently owned by American Marine, based in Dubuque, Iowa. The Captain’s Table is managed by a local business man from Bettendorf.

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  • No decision rendered in appeal of ex-Davenport fire chief reinstatement - Quad City TimesNo decision rendered in appeal of ex-Davenport fire chief reinstatement - Quad City Times

    Quad City TimesNo decision rendered in appeal of ex-Davenport fire chief reinstatementQuad City TimesFormer Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn will have to wait a little longer to find out if she can return to the fire department. Washburn's attorney, Mike Carroll, and Richard Davidson, an attorney representing the city of Davenport, presented ...

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  • Former Ataris bassist Michael Davenport faces 30-year prison sentence for $27M telemarketing scam - New York Daily NewsFormer Ataris bassist Michael Davenport faces 30-year prison sentence for $27M telemarketing scam - New York Daily News

    New York Daily NewsFormer Ataris bassist Michael Davenport faces 30-year prison sentence for $27M telemarketing scamNew York Daily NewsMichael Davenport, the bassist for pop-punk band Ataris from 1998 to 2005, has been indicted on federal fraud charges after cheating 100,000 people out of $27 million over a seven-year scam. Davenport and co-conspirator Cynthia Rawlinson were accused ...Former Ataris Bassist Indicted for Allegedly Making $27 Million From Telemarketing ScamSPINThe Former Bassist Of The Ataris Has Been Indicted For A Multi-Million Dollar Telemarketing ScamUPROXXMichael Davenport of Ataris indicted in $27 million phone scamPunknews.orgStereogum -Alternative Press -VVN Music -Santa Barbara Independentall 13 news articles »

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  • 'He could do anything': Outdoors community mourns loss of mentor, adventurer Dave Hill'He could do anything': Outdoors community mourns loss of mentor, adventurer Dave Hill

    News of a community member's death last week in a rural Clinton County crash traveled to Davenport by way of a phone call and spread quickly from there.

    The Quad-City Times / 8 h. 52 min. ago
  • Mother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain saysMother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain says

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The mother of 13 malnourished children who were found being held at a filthy, foul-smelling California home, some of them chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies entered the residence over the weekend, a sheriff’s captain said Tuesday. Louise Anna Turpin, 49, was arrested along with her 56-year-old husband, David Allen Turpin, on Sunday. The Turpins' arrest was announced by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Monday, exploding into a story bringing national media attention to the residential community of Perris, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on May 6, 2016. On Tuesday, authorities answered questions about the case, stressing the investigation was just beginning. Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Fellows, who serves as chief of Perris police, said conditions in the home were “horrific.” But authorities had never before been called to the Muir Woods Road home, where the family moved in 2014. After the “courageous” teen got out of the home before dawn and placed her emergency call, deputies came to meet her nearby, the captain said. She showed the deputies photos that supported her claims that her siblings were being held against their will. The deputies went to the home to do a welfare check. There, they found three children chained to furniture in a dirty home. The 13 siblings ranged in age from 2 to 29, but the adult children looked like youths. “If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished … I would call that torture,” Fellows said. Their mother, however, did not seem to understand why deputies were at the home. “It seemed that the mother was perplexed as to why we were at that residence,” Fellows said. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 10, 2016. It’s not clear how the husband reacted. The couple was taken to the sheriff’s Perris Station and arrested on suspicion of torture and child endangerment. Investigators will soon present the case to prosecutors for charges. The parents, Fellows said, showed no signs mental illness. Investigators have no details as yet on any religious organizations connected to the case, the captain said. The Turpins are being held on $9 million bail each. The children are being treated at area hospitals.

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  • Preschool kids have a new place to play in DavenportPreschool kids have a new place to play in Davenport

    Kids in Davenport have a chance to get some sand between their toes this winter. Parks and Recreation opened an indoor sandbox at the Roosevelt Community Center, 1220 Minnie Ave. on Tuesday, January 16. Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Supervisor Sherrie Fischer says the project came together pretty quickly.

    Davenport News / 9 h. 37 min. ago
  • New SCC Urban Campus opens for classesNew SCC Urban Campus opens for classes

    After years of planning, extended discussions about financing and months of construction, the new Urban Campus of Scott Community College opened Tuesday for classes in downtown Davenport.

    The Quad-City Times / 9 h. 37 min. ago
  • Veteran says he found VA hospital scalpel in his abdomen after excruciating MRIVeteran says he found VA hospital scalpel in his abdomen after excruciating MRI

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An Army veteran is suing a Connecticut Veterans Affairs hospital after he says doctors found a scalpel that had been left in his body four years earlier. According to attorneys at the Faxon Law Group,  Glenford Turner, 61, and a United States Army veteran from Bridgeport,  was at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, for a scheduled MRI after experiencing a recent episode of dizziness and long-term abdominal pains. The MRI was stopped when Turner started having  severe  abdominal pain. Attorneys said that X-rays showed an abandoned scalpel inside  Turner's body. Turner's lawyers said doctors confirmed it was the scalpel knife used during Turner’s radical prostatectomy, which had been performed four years earlier at the West Haven VA in August, 2013. Read about a Quad Cities family's ongoing battle with the VA that has sparked legislative inquiries here. The lawsuit says Turner was operated on in April 2017 to remove the dangerous instrument parked near his stomach and intestines. In a press release, Attorney Joel T. Faxon of New Haven said, “Mr. Turner served our country proudly for decades. It is shocking that in return for that service the VA thanked him by deploying a rookie surgical trainee to perform the surgery who showed an incomprehensible level of incompetence by losing the scalpel in Mr. Turner's abdomen and not bothering to find it. He just sewed him up and moved on to his next victim." U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthalsaid in a statement: “I’m appalled and stunned by allegations of this egregious medical malpractice case involving the West Haven VA. While the court determines liability, I have asked for a detailed explanation from VA of this deeply troubling report. I am demanding also full accountability so this kind of horrific negligence never happens again. America owes our veterans the world’s best medical care, nothing less.”

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  • ’20 minutes of panic and crying’: Augie grad stuck in Hawaii describes missile scare’20 minutes of panic and crying’: Augie grad stuck in Hawaii describes missile scare

    "] HONOLULU  - Augustana College graduate and Chicagoan Amanda Wolff and her husband have had a heck of a time in Hawaii. First, as Amanda told WQAD's sister station WGN, their trip back to the Windy City had to be cancelled when she went into early labor. And if that wasn't stressful enough, while she was in the hospital in Honolulu, they legitimately thought they might die in a nuclear fireball. When the now-infamous emergency missile alert went off, the hospital moved everyone to the basement. "It was about 20 minutes of panic and crying," Wolff said. "I, on the other hand, immediately texted goodbyes to my family, which put my family into a panic," Hayes said. "But it was a 20, 30 minute period of we didn't know what was going to happen. Wolff is now on bed rest and is expected to deliver her baby next month. This is the couple's first child. Because Amanda went into early labor and can't be moved, the couple hasn't worked since the beginning of January. Their families have set up a go GoFundMe page here.

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  • The Captain’s Table in Moline demolished after fire destroys restaurantThe Captain’s Table in Moline demolished after fire destroys restaurant

    MOLINE-- Hours after the blaze, what's left of The Captain's Table is coated solid in a freeze. It's still smoldering with smoke. "First arriving units found the whole structure to be fully involved with fire," said Moline Fire Chief Jeff Snyder. The 9-1-1 call came in around 11 p.m. Monday night. The riverfront restaurant was completely engulfed in flames. Crews worked for hours battling the fire from the outside because it was too dangerous to go in. They were also fighting the sub-zero temperatures. "It's an extreme challenge for firefighters. This kind of weather really takes it to a new level," says Chief Snyder. Moline had backup from neighboring fire crews as well as help from other departments within the city. "We worry about slips and falls for firefighters. We worry about the equipment, this kind of weather is hard on that. It freezes the hoses, freezes the firetrucks," says Snyder. In fact, one of the first fire engines to respond Monday night is still parked in the same spot on Tuesday afternoon. The extreme cold combined with the water from fire hoses froze the truck to the ground. Now that most of the flares are out, it's time to say goodbye to the Quad Cities staple. "We're trying to stabilize the structure and make it safe for our investigators to search for a cause. It's been such a fixture on the riverfront for so long for so many people that live in the Quad Cities, so it's going to be a loss," says Snyder. Snyder says crews have to start ripping down the building because the structure was left too unstable. It was a combination of the fire destroying the building's insides and ice weighing heavily down from the outside. They can't risk putting firefighters inside when the building could collapse. They are tearing down memories of a damaged past to make way for the possibility of a future. When the fire started, no one was inside. Chief Snyder says all first responders are safe as well. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Earlier video:

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  • Multiple vehicle accident at Kimberly and Marquette in Davenport-UPDATED - KWQC-TV6Multiple vehicle accident at Kimberly and Marquette in Davenport-UPDATED - KWQC-TV6

    KWQC-TV6Multiple vehicle accident at Kimberly and Marquette in Davenport-UPDATEDKWQC-TV6DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Police tell us four cars were stopped in the left turning lane on westbound Kimberly Road, waiting to turn on to Marquette. According to police, a Jeep Cherokee failed to stop caused a chain reaction. No one ...

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  • A ‘s-show’: Relationships fray in immigration fightA ‘s-show’: Relationships fray in immigration fight

    Watch Video (CNN) — The now-infamous Oval Office meeting on immigration, in which President Donald Trump made vulgar disparaging remarks about certain countries, laid lingering tensions bare on Tuesday as two senators openly criticized the White House and Trump’s advisers. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, who presented a compromise immigration plan to Trump, called out the President’s staff, saying they are blocking a deal. “This has turned into an s-show and we need to get back to being a great country,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. At one point, Graham even spoke directly to Trump, as if he was watching, to appeal to him to reconsider his rejection of their bipartisan proposal on immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Talks have seemingly broken down since the blowup and fight over Trump’s use of the word “shitholes” to describe some African countries. “Close this deal,” Graham said. It marked a sudden change in fortune for Graham and Trump, who in recent months had been increasingly close and frequent golf partners. The two senators may have been trying to talk past the President’s advisers, including chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller, a hard-liner on immigration. Graham said there is still a way to reconstruct an agreement but said “somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice.” Trump was “not well served by his staff,” Graham told reporters. Asked about Kelly specifically, he called him a good man but noted that he is a member of the staff, and added that some at the White House have “an irrational view.” RELATED: Trump says he wants immigrants from ‘everywhere’ Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, told reporters that he believed Miller had played a role in convincing Trump to blast the bipartisan deal. “It’s hard to find any effort to kill immigration legislation that doesn’t have Steve Miller’s fingerprints on it. He’s been an outspoken foe of immigration reform and opponent to DACA and the Dreamers from the start,” Durbin said. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Durbin said that during last Thursday’s meeting to present the deal, the White House brought in five other members of Congress “to refute any assertions … that this was good policy.” ‘What happened between 10 and 12’ Graham, at the hearing, spoke about his and Durbin’s side of the meeting, saying that last Thursday morning around 10 a.m., Durbin, his longtime negotiating partner in immigration reform, called him to say he had the best phone conversation with the President he’d ever had and was exceedingly optimistic about reaching a deal. Graham said he set up a White House meeting. But by the time they arrived, Graham said, the winds had changed, hardline conservative lawmakers had been invited, and the President made the now-infamous “shithole” countries remark. “What happened between 10 and 12?” Graham asked. “(At a previous meeting) Tuesday, we had a president that I was proud to golf with, call my friend, who understood immigration had to be bipartisan, you had to have border security as essential, you have border security with a wall, but he also understood the idea that we had to do it with compassion. I don’t know where that guy went. I want him back.” Durbin told CNN that Trump had appeared more open to the kind of bipartisan compromise on immigration his group was working on, but Miller was in the back of the room. “At the Tuesday meeting, he was at the back, writing notes and passing them to Tom Cotton who is his man in the Senate. We know his role. We know both of their roles,” Durbin said. Deal on the ropes At the Judiciary Committee hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen repeated that she didn’t hear the word “shithole” being used, but remembers an “impassioned” conversation with “tough language.” Nielsen defended Trump’s rejection of Durbin and Graham, saying their proposal for $1.6 billion for a border wall and $1.2 billion for technological investments was not enough. Nielsen said that border security would require closing “loopholes” in the law — a hardline overhaul the White House has sought to be able to go more aggressively after undocumented immigrants and deport them. Durbin and Graham both said, however, that the President had said in the previous meeting he agreed in keeping a first deal on DACA narrow enough, saying more comprehensive change would happen afterward. Durbin reiterated this to Nielsen, saying to “put the entire burden of immigration reform on the shoulders” of DACA recipients was “unfair.” But Nielsen had back-up from a former negotiating partner of Durbin and Graham’s, North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who took a thinly veiled swipe at the two of them for meeting as a small group and presenting an unworkable compromise. “I actually want a solution for DACA,” Tillis said. “I actually want people to start acting reasonable instead of creating ad hoc ‘gangs’ and trying to get something done that’s simply not going to get done. … We need to get people in a room and actually solve the problem.”

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  • Iowa governor proposes $18 million for worker trainingIowa governor proposes $18 million for worker training

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to spend about $18 million on worker training programs in the next couple years to ensure Iowa employers can fill jobs at a time of low unemployment. The Des Moines Register reports that Reynolds announced new policies to address Iowa’s shortage of qualified workers in her Condition of the State address on Jan. 8. The governor proposed expanding the state’s apprenticeship program and creating a scholarship for residents who pursue up to a two-year degree in a high-demand field. Reynolds also recommended an Employer Innovation Fund to match private sector spending on training programs. Iowa had a 2.9 percent unemployment rate in November, below the national rate of 4.1 percent. Employers consistently express concern over being unable to find qualified workers for job openings. Legislation is still being drafted.

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  • Scott Community College Urban Campus debuts to rave reviewsScott Community College Urban Campus debuts to rave reviews

    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- On just the first day of classes, Gabe Knight's Marketing class is already sold on the new Scott Community College Urban Campus in downtown Davenport. "It's got a nice communal feel to it," said Knight, on Tuesday, January 16.  "It's bright, cheery and open." The $30 million project is giving higher education a new look in downtown Davenport.  Located in a former Social Security office and bank building, the setting on 3rd Street, between Brady and Main, is now focusing on learning. "It's a lot different than it was before," said student Tatum Bunch.  "It just kind of has more of an educational feel to it." Classes are connecting with other campuses in Muscatine, Clinton and Bettendorf.  That also brings learning closer to home. "It's really neat because you have a bigger classroom," said student Mary Mason.  "Then you find you have the same classmates in other classes." The Urban Campus reflects its past history as well.  A bank vault remains on display.  There are lots of boxes yet to unpack, but this transition is taking education into the future. "As a business instructor, it's nice to have real world examples that you can point to  that are literally right across the street," said Knight. Classes will replace those held in the Kahl Building and Ground Transportation Center.  Another converted bank next door will join the Urban Campus in Spring 2018. "Anything that they do downtown is going to be great," Mason concluded. "It's a beautiful campus."  

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  • Wiring results in smoke damage to Clinton chiropractic officeWiring results in smoke damage to Clinton chiropractic office

    A Clinton chiropractic office was damaged by faulty wiring late Monday, according to a news release from the Clinton Fire Department.

    The Quad-City Times / 11 h. 52 min. ago
  • Q-C airport begins search for new leadershipQ-C airport begins search for new leadership

    As it begins to search for a new aviation director at the Quad-City International Airport, the airport also is taking a closer look at the organization and duties of its existing staff.

    The Quad-City Times / 12 h. 7 min. ago
  • Preschool kids have a new place to play in Davenport - KWQC - KWQC-TV6Preschool kids have a new place to play in Davenport - KWQC - KWQC-TV6

    KWQC-TV6Preschool kids have a new place to play in Davenport - KWQCKWQC-TV6Kids in Davenport have a chance to get some sand between their toes this winter. Parks and Recreation opened an indoor sandbox at the Roosevelt Community Center, 1220 Minnie Ave. on Tuesday, January 16.and more »

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  • Government Bridge will close to drivers Friday morningGovernment Bridge will close to drivers Friday morning

    Rock Island Arsenal Public Works will conduct an inspection on the Government Bridge from 8:30 am. until noon Friday, when the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic.

    The Quad-City Times / 12 h. 29 min. ago
  • 800 players competing in 8-Ball Tournament in Davenport - Quad-Cities Online800 players competing in 8-Ball Tournament in Davenport - Quad-Cities Online

    800 players competing in 8-Ball Tournament in DavenportQuad-Cities OnlineQuad Cities – The RiverCenter's south building in downtown Davenport, Iowa, has been transformed into a large pool hall with 80 tables for the Omega Billiards American Cue Sports Alliance (ACS) Midwest 8-Ball Championships on January 17-21, 2018. 800 ...

    Google News / 12 h. 35 min. ago
  • Passengers down 7 percent for 2017 at Quad-City airportPassengers down 7 percent for 2017 at Quad-City airport

    The Quad-City International Airport wrapped up 2017 with a 7 percent decline in its passenger numbers.

    The Quad-City Times / 12 h. 37 min. ago
  • Davenport commissioner resigns after women's bathroom incident, cites 'demanding schedule' - Quad City TimesDavenport commissioner resigns after women's bathroom incident, cites 'demanding schedule' - Quad City Times

    Quad City TimesDavenport commissioner resigns after women's bathroom incident, cites 'demanding schedule'Quad City TimesBishop Jimmie Horton will no longer serve on the Davenport Affirmative Action Commission after footage surfaced of him entering the women's bathroom. Contributed art. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A Davenport commissioner, citing a busy ...

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  • Fire destroys Moline restaurantFire destroys Moline restaurant

    Captain's Table, a longtime eatery located along Moline riverfront, was declared a total loss following a massive fire Monday night.

    The Quad-City Times / 13 h. 22 min. ago
  • NYT: Mueller subpoenas BannonNYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon

    Watch Video (CNN) — Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Bannon was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee when the news broke that Mueller had issued the subpoena for the now-estranged associate of President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury. Bannon’s testimony on the Hill on Tuesday was his first appearance before any of the congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election or potential coordination with Trump’s associates, and it comes just days after the White House broke with Bannon over comments attributed to him disparaging Trump and the Trump family. Several White House staffers have come forward voluntarily for interviews with the special counsel team. The New York Times, citing a person with direct knowledge, said the grand jury subpoena for Bannon “could be a negotiating tactic” and that Mueller would likely allow Bannon to speak with investigators instead of going before the grand jury. The subpoena came after Bannon’s comments to author Michael Wolff became public, according to The New York Times. In Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon is quoted as saying a June 2016 meeting Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Bannon also said he assumed Trump Jr. delivered information about the meeting to Trump, despite denials from the two, and downplayed the likelihood of illegal coordination with Russia while saying there was dread that Mueller’s investigation could turn up something else nefarious, such as money laundering. Trump disavowed Bannon, saying his former top aide had “lost his mind,” and later nicknamed him “Sloppy Steve.” A source close to Bannon subsequently provided a statement saying Bannon expressed regret over the timing of his response to the book and that he thinks Trump Jr. is a “patriot.” Trump appointed Bannon his campaign’s chief executive at the outset of the general election, and Bannon, along with now-White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, led the Trump campaign through Election Day. Bannon assumed a top post as chief strategist in the White House after the election and left last August amid a major staff shakeup. He returned to his perch atop Breitbart News but left the site in the wake of Wolff’s book and Trump’s rebuke.

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  • Q-C Leadership Academy begins Feb. 9Q-C Leadership Academy begins Feb. 9

    The Quad-City Leadership Academy presented by Integrity Integrated will begin in February.

    The Quad-City Times / 13 h. 37 min. ago
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  • Noon update: Light snow and cold, River Drive closureNoon update: Light snow and cold, River Drive closure

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  • 13 siblings held captive in filthy California home, police say13 siblings held captive in filthy California home, police say

    Watch Video (CNN) — A couple was arrested after police discovered that their 13 children had been held captive in their California home in filthy conditions, some shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, officials said Monday. The victims ranged in age from 2 to 29, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. A 17-year-old girl managed to escape from the residence in Perris, California, on Sunday and called 911 from a cell phone she found in the house, police said. The girl claimed her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the home by her parents, some of them bound with chains and padlocks, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. The 17-year-old “appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated,” the Riverside Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home and found the 12 other victims, who “appeared malnourished and very dirty,” authorities said. All of them looked like children, police said, and officers were surprised to learn that seven of them were adults. Several were shackled to their beds “in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” the sheriff’s department said. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged Sunday with torture and child endangerment, the Sheriff’s Department said. The couple was taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Bail was set at $9 million for each, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. It was not immediately clear if the suspects had attorneys or whether they had entered a plea. The six children — including the 17-year-old who escaped — are being treated at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley. The seven adults are being treated at Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, authorities said. Home listed as a school, state records show David Turpin is listed as the principal of the Sandcastle Day School, according to the California Department of Education website. It was operated out of his home, the same nondescript, suburban residence where the 13 victims were found. The day school opened March 21, 2011, and was described as a private school serving grades 1-12. According to the website, the status of the school is “active.” Neighbors said they knew a large family lived there, CNN affiliate KABC reported, but they never saw any of the younger children. One neighbor told the station that she saw the parents being arrested early Sunday. The children were taken from the home in their pajamas, she said. “They were very, very pale-skinned, almost like they’ve never seen the sun,” the neighbor said. “And it was mostly girls … kind of small-framed,” the neighbor said. Kimberly Milligan, a neighbor, told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS she thought the older children were much younger. “I thought they were like 12 because they looked so malnourished, so pale,” Milligan said. “It’s so sad, so horrible,” another neighbor, Jennifer Luna, told the station, shaking her head. “I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this.” Court records: David Turpin had worked as an engineer The Turpins moved into the Perris home in 2010, public records show. The next year, they filed for bankruptcy in California, according to court records. Ivan Trahan, an attorney who represented the couple at their bankruptcy hearing, told CNN “there was nothing out of ordinary” about the couple when he worked with them in 2011. David Turpin made about $140,000 per year working as an engineer at Northrop Grumman, according to the bankruptcy documents. His wife’s occupation was listed as “homemaker.” They listed about $150,000 in assets, including about $87,000 from 401k plans from Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, according to court papers. The documents listed debts of about $240,000, which included mostly credit card debt and a foreclosed farm in Rio Vista, Texas, valued at $40,000. Trahan said neither of the Turpins seemed upset they were going through bankruptcy. “They came with a lot of debt. We just knew there was no way they could make their payments,” Trahan said. The attorney said the couple “spoke lovingly of their children and even showed me their photos from Disneyland.” ‘This is a highly respectable family,’ suspect’s mother said. David Turpin’s mother, Betty, told CNN the couple usually took vacations with the entire family in tow. They have 13 children, she said, and they usually dressed alike when they went out for safety reasons. “They were very protective of the kids,” she said. 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