Local 4 News update: May 3

Bill Boom's replacement, Branstad hearings, Bettplex approved, Temps climbing

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Stories we're following at Local 4 News:

 

Davenport city council will move forward today with plans to replace former Alderman Bill Boom. A final vote on last week's decision to hold a special election will take place tonight. Boom resigned last month, after pleading guilty to charges of lying to a federal grand jury. 

 

Day 2 of confirmation hearings for Gov. Terry Branstad continue today in Washington DC. He's being vetted to be the next ambassador to China. Yesterday, Branstad vowed to stand up to China and convince the nation to do more about North Korea. He could be confirmed by the end of the month. Recap.  

 

The Bettendorf city council approved a $45M development agreement for the new Bettplex sports complex. The public raised concerns about taxes at last night's hearing, but the city promised that no one's taxes would be raised for the development. Carie Kuehn reports.  

 

United Way of the Quad Cities is helping out 38 local partners with over $3M in investments as part of the community impact plan. The money will be invested starting in July. It's being donated to help education, health, and financial stability in the community. 

 

The Quad Cities' first-ever Luminaria Day is in the books - leading up to our local Relay for Life. You can still buy a luminaria bag at the Discovery Shop in Bettendorf. The bags will be lit up during a special ceremony on May 13th from 3 to 10 p.m. at Bettendorf High School. Krista Burris reports.  

 

WATCH: Veterans Awareness Walk 22 to help support suicide awareness. For how you can help, click here.  

 

Slowly but surely, high temperatures are expected to return back to average. Ashe Simpson's forecast here.  


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