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  • Lawyer: Money an obstacle in Lovelace's defense

    Lawyer: Money an obstacle in Lovelace's defense

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 9:09 AM EST2015-01-27 14:09:49 GMT
    The start of Curtis Lovelace's first-degree murder trial has been pushed back for a second time. The former assistant Adams County state's attorney and Quincy School Board president, accused of suffocating his wife in February 2006, is now scheduled to go to trial June 29. Jay Elmore, an attorney representing Lovelace, said the main reason for the slow-moving process is the lack of money to mount a defense.
    The start of Curtis Lovelace's first-degree murder trial has been pushed back for a second time. The former assistant Adams County state's attorney and Quincy School Board president, accused of suffocating his wife in February 2006, is now scheduled to go to trial June 29. Jay Elmore, an attorney representing Lovelace, said the main reason for the slow-moving process is the lack of money to mount a defense.

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Currently in Hannibal as of

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Seven people, dog escape safely after house fire at 11th and Chestnut Video included

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Viola Mangham is grateful that her family is safe. Mangham, her two daughters and four grandchildren safely exited her home after a fire broke out late Monday afternoon at 11th and Chestnut. “I could not handle it if something happened to my grand-babies or my girls,” she said. More>>

TIF district spending guidelines move to full council

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Guidelines on how money earned from the city of Quincy's two downtown tax increment financing districts is headed to the full City Council after receiving a recommendation Monday from the Finance Committee. More>>

Marion County Commission expects revenue bump to help with new budget

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Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode said the county has shifted from the "reactive" budgeting approach it took during the Great Recession toward one that focuses on addressing future needs. More>>

Pike board looks at liquor license for dry township's event

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Organizers hope the benefit's good cause will overshadow any strong feelings about liquor sales. But what one organizer heard from the commission's permitting department about the special permit didn't agree with what Pike County State's Attorney Zack Boren found in a separate conversation with the commission's legal department.

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Quincy School District to begin construction manager interviews Wednesday

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Interviews are to begin Wednesday with three firms interested in serving as construction manager for at least a portion of the Quincy School District's $89 million construction project. More>>

No timeline for state patrol's investigation into shooting involving Hannibal officer

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Investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Monday continued to investigate a Saturday night shooting incident involving a Hannibal police officer in the city's downtown historic district. Sgt. Brent Bernhardt said the patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating the shooting after being asked for assistance by Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis. More>>

Council vote on health insurance provider delayed additional week

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The District to hold annual meeting Wednesday at One Restaurant and Bar

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The District will hold its annual meeting and recognition dinner Wednesday, with the social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. at One Restaurant and Bar, 600 Hampshire.  More>>

Quincy man sent to prison for role in home invasion

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A second person involved in a July home invasion that led to a lockdown of the nearby Illinois Veterans Home has been sent to prison. James D. Phillips, 18, of Quincy, was sentenced Monday to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge William Mays in Adams County Circuit Court. 
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Hannibal and Palmyra farmers markets change names, locations for spring

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 After three years in the parking lot at Finn's Food and Spirits, the market will move back to Central Park in May. It will be aptly known as the Hannibal Central Park Farmers Market.

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Christmas campaign smashes fundraising record, raising more than $420,000

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 Campaign chairs John and Dale Stevenson, and their children Jack and Alec, announced Monday the Christmastime campaign raised $429,205 by its Jan. 23 closing. The total exceeded the Salvation Army's 2014 goal by $36,205.

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Twelve-year plan to fight emerald ash borer in Quincy has $500,000 price tag

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QUINCY -- A plan that would combat the impending arrival of the emerald ash borer would cost the city $500,000 over 12 years. Members of the Quincy Tree Commission on Friday will consider recommending that the City Council adopt the plan, which calls for treating the healthiest ash trees in the city while removing many of the 880 ash trees on city property.
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  • O'BRIEN: Misinformation spreads like wildfire in shooting's wake

    O'BRIEN: Misinformation spreads like wildfire in shooting's wake

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 9:34 AM EST2015-01-27 14:34:36 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It didn't take long for the wildfire to spread Saturday night. People milling around on the southwest corner of Main and Broadway had everything figured out less than an hour after a shooting had...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It didn't take long for the wildfire to spread Saturday night. People milling around on the southwest corner of Main and Broadway had everything figured out less than an hour after a shooting had...
  • EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    EIGHINGER: Add telemarketer, roadkill cleanup crew to list

    Monday, January 26 2015 12:41 PM EST2015-01-26 17:41:39 GMT
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
    First of all, I realize I'm a lucky guy. Every day I am thankful for a great family, being born an Ohio State football fan and having a job I look forward to every day. Except for one summer in high school when I...
  • HOPF: Process provides public with little information for large contracts

    HOPF: Process provides public with little information for large contracts

    Sunday, January 25 2015 2:50 PM EST2015-01-25 19:50:13 GMT
    A raucous meeting of the Quincy Finance Committee last week showed that some aldermen believe they aren't being provided with enough information from the city's administration before being asked to decide monetary and staffing ...

    A raucous meeting of the Quincy Finance Committee last week showed that some aldermen believe they aren't being provided with enough information from the city's administration before being asked to decide monetary and staffing ...


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  • Quincy woman gets prison time in meth case

    Quincy woman gets prison time in meth case

    Monday, January 26 2015 10:09 PM EST2015-01-27 03:09:15 GMT
    QUINCY -- A Quincy woman arrested in February on multiple drug charges was sent to prison Monday. Kristi M. Evans, 30, was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Scott Walden. 
    QUINCY -- A Quincy woman arrested in February on multiple drug charges was sent to prison Monday. Kristi M. Evans, 30, was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Scott Walden. 
  • Three field fires lead police to rural Bowling Green man

    Three field fires lead police to rural Bowling Green man

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 1:50 PM EST2015-01-27 18:50:01 GMT
     A 23-year-old rural Bowling Green man is being held in the Pike County Jail on $10,000 bond in connection with three field fires. 
     A 23-year-old rural Bowling Green man is being held in the Pike County Jail on $10,000 bond in connection with three field fires. 
  • QPD warns residents on phone scam

    QPD warns residents on phone scam

    The Quincy Police Department is warning residents of a potential telephone phone scam in the area Police said residents are receiving calls from someone claiming to be a member of a law enforcement agency in...
    The Quincy Police Department is warning residents of a potential telephone phone scam in the area Police said residents are receiving calls from someone claiming to be a member of a law enforcement agency in...
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  • Liberty locks down in fourth to beat Unity

    Liberty locks down in fourth to beat Unity

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:02 PM EST2015-01-27 17:02:55 GMT
    Liberty held Unity to just two fourth-quarter points in a 52-41 victory. The Lady Eagles trailed by 13 points with five and a half minutes remaining in the third and used an 8-1 run to close the deficit to six points heading into the fourth quarter. 
    Liberty held Unity to just two fourth-quarter points in a 52-41 victory. The Lady Eagles trailed by 13 points with five and a half minutes remaining in the third and used an 8-1 run to close the deficit to six points heading into the fourth quarter. 
  • Western's plan to double team Brown County star backfires

    Western's plan to double team Brown County star backfires

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:10 PM EST2015-01-27 17:10:42 GMT
     The Western girls basketball team decided double-teaming Brown County's Vanessa Markert would be an ideal strategy to shutting her down. In reality, the game plan worked perfectly for Brown County.
     The Western girls basketball team decided double-teaming Brown County's Vanessa Markert would be an ideal strategy to shutting her down. In reality, the game plan worked perfectly for Brown County.

  • QND's Foley undergoes season-ending knee surgery

    QND's Foley undergoes season-ending knee surgery

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:07 PM EST2015-01-27 17:07:14 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team is losing its leading scorer for the remainder of the season. Coach Kevin Meyer confirmed sophomore guard McKenzie Foley had surgery Monday morning on her torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee. Meyer said she's likely out 3-4 months.
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team is losing its leading scorer for the remainder of the season. Coach Kevin Meyer confirmed sophomore guard McKenzie Foley had surgery Monday morning on her torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee. Meyer said she's likely out 3-4 months.
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  • Western's plan to double team Brown County star backfires

    Western's plan to double team Brown County star backfires

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:10 PM EST2015-01-27 17:10:42 GMT
     The Western girls basketball team decided double-teaming Brown County's Vanessa Markert would be an ideal strategy to shutting her down. In reality, the game plan worked perfectly for Brown County.
     The Western girls basketball team decided double-teaming Brown County's Vanessa Markert would be an ideal strategy to shutting her down. In reality, the game plan worked perfectly for Brown County.

  • QND's Foley undergoes season-ending knee surgery

    QND's Foley undergoes season-ending knee surgery

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:07 PM EST2015-01-27 17:07:14 GMT
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team is losing its leading scorer for the remainder of the season. Coach Kevin Meyer confirmed sophomore guard McKenzie Foley had surgery Monday morning on her torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee. Meyer said she's likely out 3-4 months.
    The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team is losing its leading scorer for the remainder of the season. Coach Kevin Meyer confirmed sophomore guard McKenzie Foley had surgery Monday morning on her torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee. Meyer said she's likely out 3-4 months.
  • Liberty locks down in fourth to beat Unity

    Liberty locks down in fourth to beat Unity

    Tuesday, January 27 2015 12:02 PM EST2015-01-27 17:02:55 GMT
    Liberty held Unity to just two fourth-quarter points in a 52-41 victory. The Lady Eagles trailed by 13 points with five and a half minutes remaining in the third and used an 8-1 run to close the deficit to six points heading into the fourth quarter. 
    Liberty held Unity to just two fourth-quarter points in a 52-41 victory. The Lady Eagles trailed by 13 points with five and a half minutes remaining in the third and used an 8-1 run to close the deficit to six points heading into the fourth quarter. 
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