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  • Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:34:10 GMT
    BEIRUT (AP) - Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." The footage - depicting what the U.S. called a sickening act of brutality - was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of...
    BEIRUT (AP) - Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." The footage - depicting what the U.S. called a sickening act of brutality - was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of...

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Enrollment declines by 78 students in Quincy School District

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The Quincy School District's enrollment has declined by 78 students since last year. Total enrollment on the sixth day of the 2014 school year (Aug. 27) stood at 6,418 compared with 6,496 on the sixth day last year (Aug. 28, 2013). That's a decline of 1.2 percent.
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Blessing, Hannibal Regional hospitals restricting visitors because of virus outbreak

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Children under the age of 12 are restricted from visiting Blessing Hospital patients until further notice because of an outbreak of a respiratory virus among youngsters in the region. A release from the hospital said the... More>>

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. More>>

Water main break on 24th Street interrupts service

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A water main break Tuesday on 24th Street between Crystal and Harrison interrupted service along 24th Street between Crystal and Harrison and Van Buren between 24th and 26th streets.
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Quincy woman pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

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A Quincy woman arrested on a methamphetamine charge earlier this year entered a guilty plea in her case Tuesday. Jill D. Lewis, 45, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful participation in meth manufacturing in connection with an April 7 arrest.  More>>

Public defender joins Adams County State's Attorney's office

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Brett Jansen said he's learned a lot during the last two years serving as a public defender in the Adams County Public Defender's office. "When you're here, you get to know your clients, their life stories... More>>

Corn harvest looks to be later -- and possibly more costly

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CLAYTON, Ill. -- With this year's early-planted corn crop, Adam Kestner expected an early harvest. However, cooler temperatures and wet, cloudy days slowed the crop's progress, pushing back harvest and... More>>

'Everybody needs a buddy,' says cancer patient whose golden retriever helped her recovery

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Mary Dunaway knew her golden retriever, Buddy, would help others as a therapy dog, but she had no idea how much he would help her. In 2013, Dunaway was diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that originated in the part of her brain that interprets scent. "Little did I know he'd become a part of my therapy," she said. Dunaway is now cancer-free and is leading the first Buddy Walk to benefit Hannibal Regional Hospital's James E. Cary Cancer Center. More>>

Local union celebrates Labor Day with rest and remembrance

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Labor Day often means end-of-summer cookouts and road trips, but for one Quincy union, the holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the work of those who came before them. The Machinists Lodge 822 hosted its annual Labor... More>>

Two injured in three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point

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CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A three-vehicle accident south of Camp Point Friday evening injured two and resulted in citations for a Quincy man. A release from the Adams County Sheriff's Office said a 1981 Chevrolet pickup... More>>

Durbin discusses jobs, minimum wage, Ferguson and lock system during visit to Quincy church

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and a local religious leader on Sunday encouraged people to make their voices heard at the voting booths in the wake of unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Durbin, a Springfield Democrat, spoke at a service at the Cathedral of Worship in Quincy Sunday morning after a fundraising event at Quincy University Saturday night. More>>

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  • LaBelle man arrested for domestic assault

    LaBelle man arrested for domestic assault

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:36:02 GMT
    MONTICELLO, Mo. -- The Lewis County Sheriff's Department arrested a LaBelle man Sunday in connection to a domestic incident. Alexander Whitehead, 32, was taken into custody after the department investigated a report...
    MONTICELLO, Mo. -- The Lewis County Sheriff's Department arrested a LaBelle man Sunday in connection to a domestic incident. Alexander Whitehead, 32, was taken into custody after the department investigated a report...
  • Quincy woman pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

    Quincy woman pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:15:16 GMT
    A Quincy woman arrested on a methamphetamine charge earlier this year entered a guilty plea in her case Tuesday. Jill D. Lewis, 45, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful participation in meth manufacturing in connection with an April 7 arrest. 
    A Quincy woman arrested on a methamphetamine charge earlier this year entered a guilty plea in her case Tuesday. Jill D. Lewis, 45, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful participation in meth manufacturing in connection with an April 7 arrest. 
  • Moberly man seriously injured in ATV accident near Philadelphia

    Moberly man seriously injured in ATV accident near Philadelphia

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:26:16 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. -- A Moberly driver was injured in an ATV accident at 7:15 p.m. Saturday west of Philadelphia in Marion County. Robert D. Gillenwater, 46, was airlifted to the University Hospital in Columbia for...
    PHILADELPHIA, Mo. -- A Moberly driver was injured in an ATV accident at 7:15 p.m. Saturday west of Philadelphia in Marion County. Robert D. Gillenwater, 46, was airlifted to the University Hospital in Columbia for...
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  • VIDEO: House fire on North Eighth Street

    VIDEO: House fire on North Eighth Street

    Photographer Phil Carlson shot this raw footage of a three-alarm house fire on Quincy's North Eighth Street.
    Photographer Phil Carlson shot this raw footage of a three-alarm house fire on Quincy's North Eighth Street.
  • VIDEO: Compilation of local ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

    VIDEO: Compilation of local ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

    Herald-Whig Reporter Don O'Brien, other Whig reporters and community leaders took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Herald-Whig Reporter Don O'Brien, other Whig reporters and community leaders took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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  • Luther Memorial Church to have rummage sale Saturday

    Luther Memorial Church to have rummage sale Saturday

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:40:07 GMT
    A rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Luther Memorial Church's Fellowship Hall at 12th and Jersey. The food pantry at the church will benefit from sale proceeds. The pantry is open to the...
    A rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Luther Memorial Church's Fellowship Hall at 12th and Jersey. The food pantry at the church will benefit from sale proceeds. The pantry is open to the...
  • 'Haunting' trip planned Oct. 10 to Alton, Grafton

    'Haunting' trip planned Oct. 10 to Alton, Grafton

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:45:54 GMT
    A "Freaky Friday" trip to Alton and Grafton in southwestern Illinois is being planned for Oct. 10 by Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM. A visit will be made to Alton National Cemetery, complete...
    A "Freaky Friday" trip to Alton and Grafton in southwestern Illinois is being planned for Oct. 10 by Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM. A visit will be made to Alton National Cemetery, complete...
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