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  • 'Things got pretty exciting': Tuesday incident was 19th ‘shots fired’ call in July

    'Things got pretty exciting': Tuesday incident was 19th ‘shots fired’ call in July

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-07-29 02:16:54 GMT
    Tuesday morning started off like any other for Jim Elder, owner of Elder Auto Body at 814 York. He was working inside the garage near the southeast corner of Eighth and York when he saw a scuffle start in the alley to the east of his business. Elder said he didn’t think much of the situation as he went to the west of his building to grab some parts out of his truck. That’s when the silence of the morning was shattered by the sound of gunshots.
    Tuesday morning started off like any other for Jim Elder, owner of Elder Auto Body at 814 York. He was working inside the garage near the southeast corner of Eighth and York when he saw a scuffle start in the alley to the east of his business. Elder said he didn’t think much of the situation as he went to the west of his building to grab some parts out of his truck. That’s when the silence of the morning was shattered by the sound of gunshots.

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7-Day Forecast: Quincy

Tuesday
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  • 93°
  • 74°

Afternoon thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 85°
  • 66°

Morning thunderstorms

Thursday
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  • 86°
  • 67°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 88°
  • 66°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 87°
  • 70°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 88°
  • 72°

Mainly sunny

Monday
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  • 86°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Quincy as of

  • 86°(Feels like 101°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:00:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:23:40 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Macomb

Tuesday
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  • 90°
  • 73°

Late night thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 82°
  • 61°

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Thursday
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  • 87°
  • 63°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 86°
  • 63°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 84°
  • 64°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 85°
  • 65°

Morning showers and thunderstorms

Monday
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  • 86°
  • 62°

A few clouds

Currently in Macomb as of

  • 80°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:55:47 am
  • Sunset: 08:22:06 pm
  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

Tuesday
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  • 92°
  • 75°

Late night thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 86°
  • 64°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 89°
  • 65°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 88°
  • 65°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 86°
  • 66°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 87°
  • 67°

Thunderstorms early

Monday
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  • 89°
  • 66°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Pittsfield as of

  • 84°(Feels like 98°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.94 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:34 am
  • Sunset: 08:20:24 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

Tuesday
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  • 93°
  • 75°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Wednesday
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  • 87°
  • 64°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 91°
  • 65°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 90°
  • 66°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 88°
  • 67°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 90°
  • 68°

Thunderstorms early

Monday
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  • 90°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 86°(Feels like 101°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01:05 am
  • Sunset: 08:23:17 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Quincy
86°
Macomb
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Pittsfield
84°
Hannibal
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Adams County Fair Queen Pageant celebrating first 50 queens

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The Miss Adams County Fair Queen pageant will be celebrating its first 50 winners at the July 29 pageant.Kellea Hendrian, the second-year director of the pageant, said all former county fair queens have been invited to return. More>>

Area tourism spending rising, though funding for visitors bureau in limbo

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Tourism spending grew by more than $7 million in the region in 2014, though support for tourism agencies throughout the state is in limbo. More>>

Quincy Plan Commission to consider zoning change, sign size

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Members of the Quincy Plan Commission will consider neighborhood residential zoning for land southeast of 36th and Harrison, vacating utility easements on the Monroe School property and a larger sign near Stoney Creek Inn tonight. More>>

Finance committee recommends electric consultation to full City Council

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Finance Committee members are recommending that Simec, LLC work as the city's consultant for renewal of the electric aggregation contract with generation companies. More>>

New equipment at YMCA has some nifty perks

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Tony Van Zandt's eyes lit up at the mere mention of the new equipment in the Quincy Family YMCA's Wellness Center. Van Zandt especially appreciates the television capabilities built in to many of the new pieces of cardio equipment. More>>

Mayor: Cleanup costs from Quincy wind storm started at $80,000 a day

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Storm cleanup costs in Quincy are becoming a little clearer, but they're still just estimates.Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said at Monday's City Council meeting that the city was spending about $80,000 a day at first after the wind storm struck on July 13. Costs are a little lower now at an estimated $60,000 a day.It may take another "two to three weeks minimum" before brush is cleared from the city right of way, Moore said. After that the city will be restoring its ... More>>

Adams County Health Department finds West Nile virus in mosquitoes

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The Adams County Health Department detected late last Friday the West Nile virus in mosquitoes from the Quincy area. Tony Dede, chief environmental sanitarian from the Health Department, said no human cases of West Nile virus have been found in Adams County or anywhere else in Illinois so far. "It's not unusual that we don't have any West Nile cases at this point into the summer. Usually the hottest part of the summer is when we see viral activity more rampant ... More>>

Country Fair offers 1840s-style fun before pageants in Nauvoo

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High atop a set of stilts, Michael Campbell got closer to a bird's-eye view of the Nauvoo Pageant's Preshow Country Fair."The short (stilts) are easy. These are not," the Indianapolis man told his kids as he worked to balance himself. More>>

Quincy to record, map portion of sewers to evaluate long-term plan

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A suburban St. Louis firm is expected to start mapping out a section of the Quincy's combined-sewer overflow system in August to better understand how much untreated water flows through it. More>>

Wind storm keeps insurance companies busy

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The calls started before Charles Scholz could leave his basement. Like many others on July 13, Scholz, a State Farm insurance agent, was waiting out a dangerous windstorm at his home. At the time, he had no idea how much damage had been inflicted on Quincy. More>>

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  • O'BRIEN: Disaster preparations help home health care provider survive latest storm

    O'BRIEN: Disaster preparations help home health care provider survive latest storm

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:00 AM EDT2015-07-28 14:00:22 GMT
    When the windstorm hit earlier this month, a disabled Quincy man thought he might be left in the dark. Mike needs help getting in and out of his wheelchair every night. With his power out after the storm hit in early evening of July 13, Mike figured he might be sleeping in his wheelchair. But he called his home service care provider, hopeful that they might be able to help.
    A disabled Quincy man thought he might be left in the dark when the wind storm hit July 13. Mike needs help getting in and out of his wheelchair every night, but with no power after the storm hit, Mike figured he might...
  • HOPF: New contracts leave different levels of insurance payments for city employees

    HOPF: New contracts leave different levels of insurance payments for city employees

    Sunday, July 26 2015 1:41 AM EDT2015-07-26 05:41:01 GMT
    With the ratification of labor contracts with patrol officers and sergeants with the Quincy Police Department last week, the city of Quincy is one step closer to having all of its bargaining units under a contract for the first time since April 2014.
    With the ratification of labor contracts with patrol officers and sergeants with the Quincy Police Department last week, the city of Quincy is one step closer to having all of its bargaining units under a contract for the first time since April 2014.
  • O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants

    O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants

    Friday, July 24 2015 11:24 AM EDT2015-07-24 15:24:43 GMT
    Every parent has been there at least once. You're out to eat, and Junior just doesn't want to cooperate. The kid can't sit still, throws a fit and makes a scene. My wife and I still talk about the time when...
    Every parent has been there at least once. You're out to eat, and Junior just doesn't want to cooperate. The kid can't sit still, throws a fit and makes a scene. My wife and I still talk about the time when...
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  • Parole agents assist in Hannibal drug arrest

    Parole agents assist in Hannibal drug arrest

    Monday, July 27 2015 10:51 PM EDT2015-07-28 02:51:44 GMT
    Parole officers conducting a home visit on a parolee in Hannibal tipped off police officers, who made a drug arrest Friday and found marijuana as well as what is thought to be cocaine and crack cocaine. ...
    Parole officers conducting a home visit on a parolee in Hannibal tipped off police officers, who made a drug arrest Friday and found marijuana as well as what is thought to be cocaine and crack cocaine. ...
  • Two women arrested on drug charges near Bowling Green High School

    Two women arrested on drug charges near Bowling Green High School

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:30 AM EDT2015-07-28 14:30:17 GMT
    Two women face drug charges after a July 22 incident in a Bowling Green home where a minor child was living.
    Two women face drug charges after a July 22 incident in a Bowling Green home where a minor child was living.
  • Three injured in collision south of Shelbyville

    Three injured in collision south of Shelbyville

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:00 AM EDT2015-07-28 13:00:19 GMT
    Three people were injured at 4:40 p.m. Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Mo. 15, 2.5 miles south of Shelbyville.
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- Three people were injured at 4:40 p.m. Monday in a two-vehice collision on Mo. 15, 2.5 miles south of Shelbyville. Courtney M. Dodd, 16, and her passenger, Paula L. Christopher, 49, both of...
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  • Offering a helping hand: Gems' Walters ready to pitch in during times of need

    Offering a helping hand: Gems' Walters ready to pitch in during times of need

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:07:21 GMT
    QUINCY — Jake Walters can't imagine what it's like to run into a burning building. The heat. The smoke. The danger. "Obviously, I won't know what that's like until I'm doing it," said Walters, the Quincy Gems infielder who plans to become a firefighter when his career ends. "But I think it's something I can handle...
    QUINCY — Jake Walters can't imagine what it's like to run into a burning building. The heat. The smoke. The danger. "Obviously, I won't know what that's like until I'm doing it," said Walters, the Quincy Gems infielder who plans to become a firefighter when his career ends. "But I think it's something I can handle...
  • Schuckman: Social media turns baseball's trade rumors into feeding frenzy

    Schuckman: Social media turns baseball's trade rumors into feeding frenzy

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:04:23 GMT
    Rajai Davis hasn't been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Not yet. Probably not ever. Although the Detroit Tigers center fielder is considered one of the pieces the franchise could move before Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline, St. Louis doesn't seem like a viable destination...
    Rajai Davis hasn't been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Not yet. Probably not ever. Although the Detroit Tigers center fielder is considered one of the pieces the franchise could move before Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline, St. Louis doesn't seem like a viable destination...
  • Adams, Fauble keep their composure in capturing men's city doubles title

    Adams, Fauble keep their composure in capturing men's city doubles title

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-07-27 15:18:28 GMT
    QUINCY — Collin Adams felt Andrew Fauble needed a boost. Fauble double faulted on a serve and lost another point while just a point away from winning the title in the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
    QUINCY — Collin Adams felt Andrew Fauble needed a boost. Fauble double faulted on a serve and lost another point while just a point away from winning the title in the men's open division of the Quincy City Doubles Championships at the Quincy Racquet Club...
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