Judge limits strikers' conduct at Deere plant in Iowa
A judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that details how picketing workers at the Deere & Co. plant in Davenport must conduct themselves. In seeking the injunction Wednesday, Deere officials alleged that striking workers had disrupted access to the Davenport Works plant and put others at risk. District Court Judge Marlita Greve ordered the union to allow only four picketers at a time near the gates of the plant.news.yahoo.com
Man accused in co-worker deaths tells deputies he was raped
An electrician accused of killing three co-workers on assignment in central Florida told detectives he did it because his colleagues had raped him, but a Florida sheriff on Monday said there was no evidence to support the claim. Shaun Runyon, 39, confessed multiple times to the murders during interviews with detectives, telling them that the co-workers had raped him, and “he hated all three of them," but a sexual battery test failed to confirm the allegation, said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd during a news conference. “I want to underscore there is absolutely unequivocally zero evidence," said Judd, whose county is located between Tampa and Orlando.news.yahoo.com
3rd victim dies after angry co-worker's rampage
Authorities said Sunday a third victim has died following a violent attack where an angry electrician wielding a knife and baseball bat killed three co-workers and injured another at the Florida home they shared. Polk County Sheriff's officials said electrician Shaun Runyon got into the argument with his supervisor Friday, punching the man and fleeing the job site. A fourth victim suffered critical injuries and later died at the hospital.news.yahoo.com
Brutal beatings leave two people dead and a third near death, Polk County Sheriff says
Three people were brutally beaten in Polk County, leaving two dead, Sheriff Grady Judd said Saturday. The third victim is also not expected to survive. Judd said sheriff’s deputies arrested Shaun Runyon, 39, for the murders after a two-hour manhunt. At a news briefing in Davenport, a community near Haines City, Judd outlined the series of events. Runyon worked for a Pennsylvania electric ...news.yahoo.com
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Brandeis sweeps Clark in 28-6A rematch, Madison tops Johnson, Boerne defeats Davenport
Week 8 of the high school volleyball season saw Brandeis avenge an early-season loss to Clark and reclaim control of District 28-6A, while Madison defeated Johnson to stay in the hunt for the playoffs and Boerne swept New Braunfels Davenport in District 28-4A.
Brennan wins early-season showdown against Reagan; Alamo Heights earns dramatic victory over Boerne; Robert Bruce, Koy Detmer get first wins as head coaches
Brennan beats Reagan, Alamo Heights stuns Boerne and a pair of new head coach earn their first wins as we recap Week 1 of the 2021 high school football season.
Aural Fixation celebrates 40 episodes at Davenport May 24
Aural Fixation is celebrating its 40th episode with a live and inperson music game show at Davenport Monday, May 24. The game will feature host Dusty Kraatz and the Aural Fixation team (Dave Novak, Taylor Wallace, Josh Mathis and WJ Robinson) producing a television-style live stream with a real live audience. Four contestants will go through five rounds, battling it out tosanmarcosrecord.com
Sex offender charged with murder in death of Iowa girl, 10
A registered sex offender kidnapped and shot to death a 10-year-old Iowa girl, his son's half sister, while the two kids were staying overnight with him last summer, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Authorities announced that Henry Dinkins is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of Breasia Terrell, a Davenport girl whose disappearance last July prompted an extensive search and investigation. An autopsy confirmed that human remains discovered by fishermen in March in a rural area north of Davenport were Breasia.news.yahoo.com
Here's how to survive those freezing temperatures in Texas
We’re writing to you from Upstate New York – aka Mother Nature’s freezer – and we truly feel your pain, Texas. Dress in layers: keep a base layer that’s wicking and moves moisture away from your body and then pile on clothes on top. Definitely grab those — and change them out if your feet are at all damp after being outside in the snow. Heat in, cold outHave access to hot water or able to boil water? Fill it with rice or old rags and place the filled sock at the base of a door to create a barrier and keep cold air out.mysanantonio.com
Triple-star system's strange antics entrance scientists digging through 125 years of data
Scientists have combined modern spacecraft data with vintage observations to piece together a 125-year-long story of the antics of a nearby triple-star system dubbed HS Hydra — and predict its future. When the first of those observations were made, in 1893, HS Hydra was just another star twinkling in the heavens. "This was like your grandfather's astrophysics or whatever; binary stars were really hot 60 or 70 years ago because that was the really dynamic thing they could study." And when the stars overlap in the spacecraft's view, the light dips: ta-da, a binary star system in an exoplanet mission's data. So Davenport read up on binary stars, tracking down an old article for amateur astronomers that profiled intriguing binary stars.space.com
Real Christmas trees are trending this year for San Antonio families
SAN ANTONIO – For the Davenport family, the perfect Christmas tree isn’t what can be found in stores; instead, it’s a real tree they’re after. Fresh, live Christmas trees are in high demand this year as families turn to tradition to jolly up what’s been a Grinch of a year. So far this year, sales of real Christmas firs are up nearly 30%, according to a survey of tree retailers by Evercore ISI. “They are definitely going back to real trees,” said Misty Rollans, who, along with her husband, runs the Holiday Hills tent on U.S. Highway 281 North at Redland Road. RELATED: Where to chop down your own Christmas tree in the San Antonio and Austin areas
Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears
Retiree Ray Lohse, 68, voted Thursday at a library branch in Davenport that election officials opened to early voting. In some states, voting early still has carried health risks. The positive tests for 13 of the 60 workers at the Fulton County election preparation center shouldn’t delay election operations, county elections director Rick Barron said. There are three lines trying to get up this way,” Howard-Penn said outside the Franklin County election board. Minnesota election officials have recruited all 30,000 poll workers they believe are needed to run the general election.
Elizabeth F. Davenport
Elizabeth F. DavenportElizabeth Fay (Hibdon) Davenport, 66, of Uvalde died on Dec. 15, 2019, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born in Uvalde on Feb. 3, 1953, to Laura Jackie (Rathburn) and Abe M. Hibdon. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Hibdon; and niece, Jennifer Baggett. Pallbearers will be Chris Hazix, Paul Sedgwick, Eric Hibdon, Billy Hibdon Jr., James Hibdon Jr. and Dan Flowers.uvaldeleadernews.com
Florida students take on impeachment debate with patience and civility
Davenport, Florida Tracey Downey's Advanced Placement U.S. history class is discussing President Trump's impeachment. The students at Ridge Community High School outside Orlando are in a county the president won in 2016. "I think this may be a political hit for impeachment because he's not going to get removed," one student said. Downey told her students it's OK for them to differ in their opinions. We have to stop treating people like they are just a political party," Sanchez said.cbsnews.com
Convictions of ex-Valeant and Philidor executives are upheld, payouts reduced
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the convictions of two drug industry executives for defrauding Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme, but reduced how much they must forfeit for their crimes. FILE PHOTO: Ex-senior Valeant director Gary Tanner walks on the street after exiting the Manhattan Federal Court in New York, U.S. February 23, 2017. Their prosecutions were the first arising from probes into Valeants business practices, including whether it used Philidor to boost sales. Tanner and Davenport insist that their case falls outside the paradigmatic cases of bribes and kickbacks, Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier wrote for the appeals court. We are not persuaded.Lawyers for Tanner and Davenport did not immediately respond to requests for comment.feeds.reuters.com
Trump administration eases risks for banks on false lending claims
The government is now trying to encourage more banks to offer loans to borrowers eligible for insurance from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The FHA provides mortgage insurance on loans created by approved lenders, helping borrowers with less money for down payments or lower credit scores qualify for home loans. After the subprime mortgage crisis, former President Barack Obamas Justice Department frequently won multibillion-dollar settlements from big banks using the False Claims Act to build cases. The government argued that banks improperly certified home mortgages as eligible for FHA insurance, leaving the government to pay out insurance when they defaulted. The housing regulator would still be able to refer cases to the Justice Department for prosecution where there is a material violation of HUD requirements.feeds.reuters.com
How Did 2 Teachers Both Drown in a Backyard Swimming Pool?
Two Iowa teachers were found dead in a swimming pool in what authorities have said was a double accidental drowning. The bodies of Kenneth Anderson, 57, and Mark Anderson, 60, were found in a pool in the backyard of a Davenport home at 8:53 p.m. Monday, police said. The pair were house-sitting for the propertys owner, who had not heard from them in 24 hours and called law enforcement. Kenneth was a teacher and coach at Bellevue Middle School-High School, while Mark had retired in 2014 before becoming a substitute teacher, authorities said. Listening and counseling services were offered at the middle school and high school Wednesday, he noted.