Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aug 8, 2017

News Headlines for the evening of  August 8, 2017

  • A Rock Island man accused of double murder is unfit to stand trial according to court records filed today. John Conwell is charged with killing his grandmother and uncle at their Rock Island home in May.


  • The first Monarch blitz is over. And 300 people in the US counted eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies, then submitted their findings to Monarch Lat at the  University of Minnesota. Eventually, the results will help researchers find out where Monarchs reproduce, then learn what makes habitat good or bad for them. Their numbers have declined drastically over the past 20 years. 


  • One of the nuclear power reactors at the Cordova plant has been offline since early Sunday morning. Employees at Exelon's Quad Cities Generating Station took unit two out of service to fix part of its main power transformer. That equipment transfers power from the nuclear plant to the electrical grid. 

Forecast  Clear skies  overnight with a low around 57, then sunny on Wednesday and high near 82.Thursday there's a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.