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  • Bail set at $1 million for accused shooter; Masters says he will find his own attorney

    Bail set at $1 million for accused shooter; Masters says he will find his own attorney

    Monday, July 6 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-07-06 20:35:24 GMT
    A Quincy teen formally was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder on Monday morning. Gavin J. Masters, 18, made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court before Judge Debra Wellborn.
    A Quincy teen formally was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder on Monday morning. Gavin J. Masters, 18, made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court before Judge Debra Wellborn.
  • Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:26 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:26:14 GMT
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.

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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Monday
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  • 66°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 57°

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
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Chance of showers

Thursday
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Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Friday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 74°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 91°
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Sunshine

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 88°(Feels like 98°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:31 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Monday
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  • 82°
  • 63°

Heavy thunderstorms

Tuesday
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  • 56°

Showers ending by midday

Wednesday
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  • 58°

Afternoon showers

Thursday
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Mostly cloudy

Friday
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Morning showers and thunderstorms

Saturday
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  • 89°
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Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 88°
  • 69°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 85°(Feels like 94°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:38:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:19 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Monday
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  • 84°
  • 69°

Showers and thunderstorms

Tuesday
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  • 70°
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Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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  • 61°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Thursday
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Cloudy

Friday
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  • 87°
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Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
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  • 90°
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More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 90°
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Thunderstorms early

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 87°(Feels like 95°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.88 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:05 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Monday
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  • 88°
  • 66°

Showers and thunderstorms

Tuesday
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  • 72°
  • 58°

Morning showers

Wednesday
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  • 67°
  • 59°

Showers

Thursday
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  • 80°
  • 68°

More clouds than sun

Friday
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  • 90°
  • 71°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Saturday
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  • 92°
  • 72°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 91°
  • 72°

Sunshine

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 88°(Feels like 93°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 15 mph, gusting to 18 mph
  • Barometer: 29.86 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:01 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:00 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

Regional Conditions

Quincy
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Macomb
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Pittsfield
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Hannibal
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Knee operations in two countries different experiences for Norwegian teen

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Exchange student Martha Roslands luck when it comes to knee injuries has been anything but good, but the 18-year-old from Norway is glad that knee injury No. 2 happened in the United States -- specifically Quincy.Roslands second injury came March 31 while a member of the Quincy High School girls soccer team. More>>

Quincy man admits to sexually assaulting girl who previously dated his son

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A Quincy man admitted to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl who at one time dated his son.David Nathan Fugate, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of indecent solicitation of a child during a Monday hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Fugate faces up to five years in prison. More>>

Program expands to target whole-house health issues

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A Northeast Missouri social service agency hopes an initiative to eliminate home health hazards will become a national model as the agency works to bring the program to its entire service area. More>>

City to review ordinances for possible stray cat program

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Changes to city ordinances that would allow a new cat population control program are being explored.Sally Westerhoff, executive director of the Quincy Humane Society and member of the Animal Control Commission, asked that the city consider allowing the organization to operate a trap-neuter-return program. More>>

Perry leaders start planning early for celebration of 150th anniversary

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Traeders' 'Final Act' will be Vintage Kart Olympics

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The Vintage Kart Olympics, for more than a decade an established part of the local sports landscape, will never be quite the same after this year. Gus and Terry Traeder, the father-son combination who helped make karting a recognized presence in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, are stepping down as directors of the event they created. More>>

Rain keeping city mowing crew busy this summer

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A record-setting amount of rain this June is keeping the Department of Central Services' summer crew busy this year. Director Marty Stegeman said the crew mows city-owned property, public rights of way and private properties that are being mowed through the nuisance abatement process. More>>

Fourth of July about more than fireworks

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Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home. More>>

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  • Quincy man admits to sexually assaulting girl who previously dated his son

    Quincy man admits to sexually assaulting girl who previously dated his son

    Monday, July 6 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-07-06 20:07:47 GMT
    A Quincy man admitted to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl who at one time dated his son.David Nathan Fugate, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of indecent solicitation of a child during a Monday hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Fugate faces up to five years in prison.
    A Quincy man admitted to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl who at one time dated his son.David Nathan Fugate, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of indecent solicitation of a child during a Monday hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Fugate faces up to five years in prison.
  • Ursa man arrested for home invasion

    Ursa man arrested for home invasion

    Friday, July 3 2015 4:11 PM EDT2015-07-03 20:11:00 GMT
    A 28-year-old Ursa man is being held in the Adams County Jail after being arrested on a charge of home invasion Friday morning.
    A 28-year-old Ursa man is being held in the Adams County Jail after being arrested on a charge of home invasion Friday morning.
  • Vacant building in Knox City gutted by fire

    Vacant building in Knox City gutted by fire

    Monday, July 6 2015 10:57 AM EDT2015-07-06 14:57:27 GMT
    Fire gutted a vacant building in Knox City early Sunday morning. Todd Goodwin, chief of the Knox City Fire Department, said the building at East Main and South Wade Streets was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived at just after 1 a.m.
    Fire gutted a vacant building in Knox City early Sunday morning. Todd Goodwin, chief of the Knox City Fire Department, said the building at East Main and South Wade Streets was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived at just after 1 a.m.
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  • Polak's timely hitting leads Illinois to sweep in Senior Softball Salute

    Polak's timely hitting leads Illinois to sweep in Senior Softball Salute

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:40:23 GMT
    QUINCY — Jennie Polak couldn't remember the last time she didn't start a softball game, let alone hit ninth in the batting order. "Probably freshman year, maybe," Polak said. "Like once. It's been a long time. I think I started every high school game." But that's where the former Quincy Notre Dame standout...
    QUINCY — Jennie Polak couldn't remember the last time she didn't start a softball game, let alone hit ninth in the batting order. "Probably freshman year, maybe," Polak said. "Like once. It's been a long time. I think I started every high school game." But that's where the former Quincy Notre Dame standout...
  • Halfway there: Wietholder moves into points lead while looking for first modified track title

    Halfway there: Wietholder moves into points lead while looking for first modified track title

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:37 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:37:12 GMT
    QUINCY — The immediate sparkle in Dave Wietholder's eye when told of the news made Sunday night even more special for the veteran dirt-track driver. After winning his first modified feature of the season, Wietholder was informed he had also moved into the series points lead heading into the second half of the season...
    QUINCY — The immediate sparkle in Dave Wietholder's eye when told of the news made Sunday night even more special for the veteran dirt-track driver. After winning his first modified feature of the season, Wietholder was informed he had also moved into the series points lead heading into the second half of the season...
  • Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team wins Moline tournament

    Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team wins Moline tournament

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:34 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:34:21 GMT
    MOLINE, Ill. — The Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team used solid pitching to reach the championship game of the Moline Post 246 Tournament. It used power to win the title Sunday afternoon at Moline High School. Hunter Wienhoff's three-run home run to left field...
    MOLINE, Ill. — The Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team used solid pitching to reach the championship game of the Moline Post 246 Tournament. It used power to win the title Sunday afternoon at Moline High School. Hunter Wienhoff's three-run home run to left field...
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