Local 4 News update: April 19

Bill Boom reaction, abortion bill passes IA senate, RI youth expo, storm threat

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Stories we're following at Local 4 News:


Reaction is still pouring in to former Davenport Alderman Bill Boom's guilty plea yesterday to lying to a federal grand jury during the trial of a man who had been living with him. Carie Kuehn reports.  


Davenport could finally say goodbye to the old Rhythm City Casino barge by the end of May, according to its owners. Right now, Fort Madison and Keokuk are looking into taking the barge. Living Lands and Waters has also offered to take the boat to St. Louis.


Women in Iowa can no longer have abortions after 20 weeks. The bill that would ban those abortions passed the Iowa Senate last night and now heads to the Gov. Branstad who is expected to sign it. Details.  


The Rock Island Arsenal Family Advocacy Program is putting on its 4th annual Summertime Youth Expo today. Briana Collier reports.  


More than 40 area employers will be on hand today for a career fair at the Scott Community College - Belmont campus from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Interview with representatives of the Rock Island Arsenal, Genesis Health Systems, and the Isle Casino Hotel.


LOCAL 4'S FINEST: At a time when most people her age are doing less, Dorothy Marion thrives on doing more. James Sears has her story.  


For the latest on the severe thunderstorms possible tonight, click here.  

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