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Much colder air will arrive this weekend, then stick around for much of next week. Be prepared for an abrupt change from mild weather to bitterly cold temperatures, wind chills, and chances of snow. The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says the winter weather may affect travel, including road trips and flights at airports in the Midwest. 

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A longtime Davenport charity will close after losing funding and struggling to resolve questions about mismanagement. The Quad-City Times reports United Neighbors' board announced Wednesday the social service agency will close.

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"It's all yours," said Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri, as she officially opened the new bridge to Sylvan Island.

News headlines for the morning of December 21, 2017:

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After being shut off from pedestrian access for more than four years, Sylvan Island in Moline has a new bridge.

Sales of a special coin will benefit families of police officers injured or killed on the job. Tuesday members of a local group of officers, firefighters, and corrections officers gave a check for 1,000 dollars to the local chapter of COPS - Concerns of Police Survivors.

Augustana College

An Augustana College student died Monday night in a bicycle accident that occurred in Holland, Michigan, according to authorities.

Bethany for Children and Families

Thanks to a midwestern chain of furniture stores, 35 families in the Quad Cities will receive a new bed for Christmas. Monday Slumberland Furniture Stores of Davenport and Moline delivered new mattresses, box springs, and frames to Bethany for Children and Families in Moline.

Dr. Christopher Whitt first met criminologist Dr. Amber Beckley over a decade ago when they were both members of the Black Graduate Students Association at the University of Maryland. 

Today, Beckley is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow. She splits her time between Duke University and Stockholm University in Sweden.

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