Rick Rector, Quad-City Times

Rick Rector

Quad-City Times

Davenport, IA, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

Rock Island man charged in shooting death of woman

A Rock Island man has been charged in the death of a woman in Rock Island. → Read More

Rick's Six: Walk on new bridge, UAW workers digest latest Deere offer, and road work season winds down

A good Tuesday to all. We're looking at sunny skies and mild temperatures today, so get out and enjoy because there will not be many more like this in coming → Read More

Rick's Six: Rain on the way, new details in fatal boat accident in LeClaire, and arrest in burglary of Walcott storage facility

A good Wednesday to all. Cooler temps and widespread rain are headed our way according to the National Weather Service. There's even a chance of snow. → Read More

Rick's Six: UAW strike continues through weekend, fatal shooting at Davenport strip club, and traffic alerts

A good Monday to all. We start the work week with sunny and mild temperatures. → Read More

Rick's Six: Former Eldridge cop charged with sex abuse, PV tables mask decision on buses, and owner of well-known Q-C restaurant dies

A good Wednesday to all. It's going to be a hot one today with cooler temps and a chance of rain later in the week. Here's the latest weather information → Read More

Tuesday briefing: Heat advisory, jury scam, and deal reached on Rock Island community-police commission

We'll be under a National Weather Service Heat Advisory today from noon until 8 p.m. so prepare accordingly. → Read More

Monday briefing: Mild temperatures, stolen vehicle epidemic, and meet Bettendorf's new school administrators

We're looking at some mild weather to start off our work week. → Read More

Rick's Six: Avenue of the Cities closure, Bix 7 race numbers returning to form, and not guilty plea in Memorial Day slaying

A good Wednesday to all. We're just a few short days away from the annual Bix celebration in downtown Davenport. A slight chance of showers is forecast for today, then → Read More

Rick's Six: Overnight showers, 2 arrested in Rock Island shooting, and cocktails to go?

A good Wednesday to all. Showers and thunderstorms — some possibly severe with flash flooding — are likely tonight. So keep your eye to the sky. → Read More

Rick's Six: Humid today, rising concerns about Alleman's future, and where to go to celebrate the Fourth of July

A good Wednesday to all. Humid conditions, dense fog, and light rain are on tap for the day as we bid "farewell" to the month of June. As for the → Read More

Rick's Six: Sunny and more comfortable, pickle wars in Q-C, and 1 arrested for allegedly filming children in bathroom

A good Tuesday to all. Let's get right to it. Here is today's forecast from the National Weather Service. → Read More

Rick's Six: Hot and humid, man dies in manure tank accident, and 2 arrested in Bettendorf for meth

A good Thursday to all. Today's forecast is pretty much a repeat of yesterday's — hot, humid and a threat of showers. Here are the weather details from the National → Read More

Rick's Six: Surge in gun violence nets call to governor, fireworks crackdown, and East Moline a finalist for 10,000 job development

A good Tuesday to all. More rain is possible later today. Will it bring a double rainbow like last night in Davenport? We shall see. Here are the weather details → Read More

Rick's Six: Davenport forms violent-crime task force, bridge work progresses on I-74, and bike path closed for seal coating

A good Wednesday to all. It's Hump Day already. Another warm, dry day is shaping up for the Quad-Cities. → Read More

Rick's Six: Hawkeye injured in attack, Scott County Board set to appoint auditor, and man sought in west-end robbery

A good Tuesday to all. Wet weather returns to the Quad-Cities. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service. → Read More

Rick's Six: Scooter rentals, a new fire station for Davenport, and Mollie Tibbetts trial update

A good Thursday to all. First, the good news: Temperatures will climb into the 80s today. The bad? More rain is in the forecast. → Read More

Rick's Six: Rain stays, longtime Davenport bar owner calling it quits, and what to do with COVID relief funds

A good Tuesday to all. Our bout of wet weather continues today with the chance of showers throughout the day. → Read More

Some area schools are closed today because of the weather

Here's the list. → Read More

Rick's Six: Storm winding down, school closings, delays, and vaccination clinic postponed

A good Tuesday to all. Time to break out the snow shovels or snow blowers and dig out from last night's storm. Snow emergencies are in effect in most Quad-City → Read More

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

Trump's statement came after chaos and destruction on Capitol Hill when his supporters stormed the Capitol, forced members into hiding and halted the formal vote to certify Joe Biden's victory. WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning… → Read More