Local 4 News update: May 19

Cop on Rooftop, Prichard in QC, options for women, Orion siren silent

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


Moline police officers took over the roof of the Dunkin Donuts on Avenue of the Cities this morning, for their annual "Cop on Rooftop" fundraiser. You can stop by until 2 p.m. Watch here, and for more information, visit the Special Olympics Illinois website.    


An Iowa democrat running for governor is in the Quad Cities today. State Representative and Iraq War veteran Todd Prichard spoke at the UFCW Local 431 headquarters in Davenport. Hear what he has to say on Local 4 News at 4 p.m. 


Planned Parenthood will close four Iowa health centers - including the one in Bettendorf. It says more than 14-thousand Iowans will be left without access to family planning services. Gretta Patrick looks at options for area women.  


Storm sirens in Orion, Illinois, didn't go off during Wednesday's storms. Briana Collier reports what went wrong and how the city will make sure it doesn't happen again.  


People in parts of Milan say they didn't hear sirens either - and it's not the first time that's happened this year. It's an ongoing issue Local 4 News first told you about last month.

We followed up with village police chief Shawn Johnson. He says the parts needed to fix the broken siren on Knoxville Road still haven't come in. 

Last month, the police chief told us the siren was supposed to be fixed before the end of April. The chief now says the siren isn't expected to be working again until May 25th. 

He says the village's other two sirens are working just fine.


Some bridge work could slow down your commute this weekend. The government bridge to the Rock Island Arsenal will be closed part of the day on Sunday. Crews will be cleaning the bridge between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will affect both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.


For the latest on QC weather conditions, click here.  


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