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  • 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.
  • One of two males dies after Saturday shooting; 18-year-old suspected shooter in custody

    One of two males dies after Saturday shooting; 18-year-old suspected shooter in custody

    Sunday, July 5 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-07-05 18:13:40 GMT
    Gavin Masters of 736 S. 23rd was taken into custody and is in the Adams County Jail. He is likely to appear in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday. No bond has been set.
    Gavin Masters of 736 S. 23rd was taken into custody and is in the Adams County Jail. He is likely to appear in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday. No bond has been set.

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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>>

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

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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. 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>>

Championing cannabis: Quincy native has experienced the drug's healing benefits

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The first time Andy Schnack was approached about trying marijuana for medicinal purposes, his reaction was what you'd expect. At the time, Schnack was a sophomore on the University of Alabama men's swimming team. After a standout freshman season that saw him score at the Southeastern Conference championships, Schnack had been sidelined by a problem with his left arm. Doctors were trying to figure out what was making Schnack's left arm go numb when he competed. More>>

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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 1:38 PM EDT2015-07-06 17:38:15 GMT
    Gavin MastersGavin Masters
    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.
  • 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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