Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The new season begins in a few weeks for the Augustana College football team. The Vikings finished last season with a record of 1-9 overall, 1-7 in the CCIW.

Headlines for the morning of Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

  • Traffic patterns change in Moline
  • Augustana and St. Ambrose football have high hopes for the season
  • Nursing home in Muscatine to pay a fine for a choking death

Today's forecast: 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a high of 80.

submitted / I-74 River Bridge Project

Construction crews will change traffic patterns in Moline this week.

Tomorrow, I-74 traffic will be moved from temporary, outer lanes to the new, inner lanes for traveling east and west. That section of highway is located south of Avenue of the Cities. And the Illinois DOT says these four lanes will be in use through the fall.

The I-74 exit to Avenue of the Cities will remain open, but the exit lane will be longer than it is now. Drivers should pay attention, and follow the construction signs.

Carolyn Martin

Students Rebuild is a collaborative program of the Bezos Family Foundation, whose mission is to inspire young people worldwide to connect, learn, and take collective action on critical global issues. Each year, they identify a new challenge to help the world’s youth come together and feel empowered to make a difference. The challenges ask young people to create a symbolic object. The foundation matches the art with funding, which is provided to non-profit organizations who work directly with the crisis or identified problem at hand.

Headlines for the morning of Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  • new website for missing Mollie Tibbetts
  • Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor takes the soapbox
  • Iowa Libertarian knows he won't win governor's race
  • Illinois Governor spends his own millions on Republicans

Today's forecast: high of 87 with mostly sunny skies.

Headlines for the morning of Monday, August 13, 2018:

  • Rock Island opens a new "pocket park" near Augustana College
  • Mediacom moves fiber optic cables after an accident near the I-74 bridge

Today's forecast: high of 90 with sunny skies.

submitted / Mediacom Communications

A recent accident gave Mediacom a chance to show it's prepared to move fiberoptic lines quickly, with minimal interuption in service. Last week, the company's crews fixed and re-located a major section of cable from the I-74 bridge to an underground tunnel.

Vacant to Vibrant

Aug 11, 2018

submitted by Adam Schnieders / Iowa DNR

Iowa has a new tool to measure how fast the state is reducing water pollution. Recently, the state DNR and researchers at Iowa State University completed a three-year digital mapping project.

Michelle O'Neill reports the new, interactive maps show where landowners and farmers have changed the land to reduce runoff and improve water quality.